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The Hermetic Tarot
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Illness as Metaphor & AIDS and Its Metaphors by Susan Sontag
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A humane glare at the cultural narratives (problematic) surrounding illness; how modern disease metaphors originate in historical cultures of disease. Against the military metaphor for medicine.
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Attention Seeking by Adam Phillips
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shining the light of attention on attention itself (also inattention, distraction, shame, desire, need etc.), through the prism of psychoanalysis and literature. A thought provoking ramble flirting with word salad.
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The Mushroom at the End of the World by Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing
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This is stories about matsutake, forests, people, the world. A rejuvenation and reimagining of what, fundamentally, story can be. Breathtaking.
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Love's Executioner and Other Tales of Psychotherapy by Irvin D. Yalom
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Ten riveting tales, each based on the therapy of one of his clients. Death, freedom, aloneness and meaninglessness are the four things Yalom suggests we all grapple with - beautifully illustrated here.
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The Meditator's Guidebook by Lucy   Oliver
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A gloriously no-nonsense, down-to-earth, yet evocatively poetic, tour through some various ways and byways of meditation and meditative experience. Invaluable.
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A Guide to British Psilocybin Mushrooms by Richard Cooper
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A pamphlet from 1977. Artful illustration, notes on social and natural history, chemistry, biology, the law - all very concise and purposeful. Interesting piece of social history in itself.
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Playing and Reality by D.W. Winnicott
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Psychoanalytic take on subject/object metaphysics - wedging open the razor divide between subject and object, me and not-me, into a wide, paradoxical, territory of infinite games spanning birth to death and all in between.
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Exhalation by Ted Chiang
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A collection of innovative sci-fi shorts; mind-bending devices expertly blended with everyday assumptions about life and the world. If you liked 'Stories of Your Life and Others' this is definitely worth a read!
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Attention Seeking by Adam Phillips
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shining the light of attention on attention itself (also inattention, distraction, shame, desire, need etc.), through the prism of psychoanalysis and literature. A thought provoking ramble flirting with word salad.
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Towards a Philosophy of Photography by Vilém Flusser
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Exposing the photograph (technical image) as further removed from reality than the linear text - despite seductive surface appearances to the contrary. A step on the path to photographic literacy. Wow.
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