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The Psychedelic Explorer's Guide by James Fadiman
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Member A suggested the possibility of "awareness kits" to go with special programs about botany and other areas of science… Member D suggested the example of a program on a rose, perhaps looking at it from the standpoints of a botanist, a biologist,
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Trip by Tao Lin
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It's frankly amazing that Fernando Pessoa, the most alienated individual in the history of the human race, found life so joyous relative to whatever the aether had had in store for him that he, in less than fifty years! crawled all its twenty thousan ...more
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How to Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan
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I believe this is my second Pollan book, the first being, if memory serves, The Omnivore's Dilemma, which I must've read while undergoing in high school what one might call a "nutritional awakening." I remember that book being positively soporific, o ...more
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The Confessions of St. Augustine by Augustine of Hippo
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One may praise Augustine's genius for producing the first clear-cut instance of autobiography in Western literature and/or trace the genealogical prerequisites for his innovation so as to materialize the "divine spark" to which many attribute its (an ...more
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A Really Good Day by Ayelet Waldman
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Ayelet Waldman insists you know how fast her fingernails grow in this monthlong microdosing journal cum tell-all. She's a neurotic Jewish upper-middle class mother of four and the perfect candidate to persuade you, a good obedient liberal NPR-listeni ...more
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“Every question selects a field of battle.”
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“I have striven not to laugh at human actions, not to weep at them, nor to hate them, but to understand them.”
Baruch Spinoza, Tractatus Theologico-Politicus

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