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Re: The first rule of book club is...
« Reply #30 on: October 14, 2017, 05:49:59 PM »
I've read quite a few 'Discworld' books. Lot's of smiles there.
Another series I found very interesting is the 'Dresden Files'. Stories about a Wizard/Detective solving 'paranormal'
crimes for the police and private citizen. Some of it is a bit tongue in cheek but some gets really hairy. I did a bit of research before posting this and was delighted to find several of the earlier books in entirety on youtube.
http://gen.lib.rus.ec/search.php?req=dresden+files&lg_topic=libgen&open=0&view=simple&res=25&phrase=0&column=def
thanks for the suggestion! here are the text files if needed

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« Reply #31 on: October 14, 2017, 05:59:59 PM »
I've read quite a few 'Discworld' books. Lot's of smiles there.
Another series I found very interesting is the 'Dresden Files'. Stories about a Wizard/Detective solving 'paranormal'
crimes for the police and private citizen. Some of it is a bit tongue in cheek but some gets really hairy. I did a bit of research before posting this and was delighted to find several of the earlier books in entirety on youtube.
http://gen.lib.rus.ec/search.php?req=dresden+files&lg_topic=libgen&open=0&view=simple&res=25&phrase=0&column=def
thanks for the suggestion! here are the text files if needed
Good trade. And thanks for your comment about Abundance over at the music thread. (hee-hee)

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« Reply #32 on: October 14, 2017, 06:19:42 PM »
I've read quite a few 'Discworld' books. Lot's of smiles there.
Another series I found very interesting is the 'Dresden Files'. Stories about a Wizard/Detective solving 'paranormal'
crimes for the police and private citizen. Some of it is a bit tongue in cheek but some gets really hairy. I did a bit of research before posting this and was delighted to find several of the earlier books in entirety on youtube.
http://gen.lib.rus.ec/search.php?req=dresden+files&lg_topic=libgen&open=0&view=simple&res=25&phrase=0&column=def
thanks for the suggestion! here are the text files if needed
Good trade. And thanks for your comment about Abundance over at the music thread. (hee-hee)
this world play and angle stuff really is something... Just this one for example, never saw it in that way: ATOM - AT OM. Simplest level of being.

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Re: The first rule of book club is...
« Reply #33 on: October 14, 2017, 11:59:28 PM »
http://readcomiconline.to/Comic/The-Invisibles-1994
this one has been posted here before, but its worth linking again. amazing comics :D

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« Reply #34 on: October 17, 2017, 12:43:59 AM »
Here is my first notes for the introduction of Dragonlance Autumn Flame

Dragonlance Chronicles - Dragons of Autumn Twilight - Notes

(notes to introduction)
There were three moons in ‘the first blush of the world’
Terrible dragons made war on this world.
Out of the darkness a knight of truth called down the gods and drove out the dragons.
He was named Huma. Lightbringer. Called down ‘Lancemakers’ to get the power needed to crush evil.

Good God = Paladine. Helped Huma.
Huma banished queen of dark back to kingdom of death.
All this ended the age of dreams(aboriginal dreamtime??)
And began the age of might.

Istar, kingdom of light in the easte(Ishtar?)
The kingpriest started seeng shadows.
Researched Huma from earlier times,
to learn his magic to summon gods
to purge the world of these shadows.

Then time of darkness as the gods turned from the world.
A mountain of fire split Istar.
Mountains burst from valleys.
Seas poured in.

Then age of despair.
Plains and mountains became our home.
Old gods lost their power.

Thank you for the summary!! 
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Re: The first rule of book club is...
« Reply #35 on: October 17, 2017, 07:05:55 PM »
In another thread, Doobius praised the book "Be Here Now"

Here is the pdf of it, for those interested.

https://stormwolfwords.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/be_here_now2.pdf
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Re: The first rule of book club is...
« Reply #36 on: November 01, 2017, 08:02:40 PM »
A Wanderer in the Spirit Lands
by Franchezzo, A. Farnese

A classic true story of the afterlife, and of a love that flourishes beyond the grave. Written through the psychic medium A. Farnese in 1896, Wanderer is the true autobiography of Franchezzo, an Italian socialite who squanders his life on "wine, women and song." After an untimely death, he finds his spirit wandering in one of the dark lower worlds, alone and hopeless except for continued messages of love his young wife sends him through her prayers. Moved by the constancy of her devotion, he sets out to redeem himself by trying to help other lost souls, a mission which takes him into the lowest hells of the astral realm.

http://www.luminist.org/archives/Farnese%20-%20A%20Wanderer.pdf
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« Reply #37 on: November 02, 2017, 12:58:44 AM »
A Wanderer in the Spirit Lands
by Franchezzo, A. Farnese

A classic true story of the afterlife, and of a love that flourishes beyond the grave. Written through the psychic medium A. Farnese in 1896, Wanderer is the true autobiography of Franchezzo, an Italian socialite who squanders his life on "wine, women and song." After an untimely death, he finds his spirit wandering in one of the dark lower worlds, alone and hopeless except for continued messages of love his young wife sends him through her prayers. Moved by the constancy of her devotion, he sets out to redeem himself by trying to help other lost souls, a mission which takes him into the lowest hells of the astral realm.

http://www.luminist.org/archives/Farnese%20-%20A%20Wanderer.pdf

I remember this one. Very good indeed.

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« Reply #38 on: November 19, 2017, 02:41:37 AM »
A short story, all online.

Better to reign in Hell, than to serve in Heaven
ars_belli

Summary:

Here, under his aegis, Mental Man would burgeon and flourish and expand His bright dominion from star to star through the aeons to come, the all-conquering and immortal Mind. And in six million years, there would remain not a trace of Him.
He could not pray for the desired outcome. He wondered: Can I will it?
In which Marc proves himself the Adversary and events in the Pliocene take a different path.

https://archiveofourown.org/works/5020222/chapters/11536939
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« Reply #40 on: November 22, 2017, 01:30:13 PM »
Just saw this

https://nypost.com/2017/11/19/kids-book-called-p-is-for-palestine-enrages-jewish-moms/

“By all measured historical accounts . . . Israel is a racial and religious apartheid state..."


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Re: The first rule of book club is...
« Reply #41 on: December 14, 2017, 03:08:35 AM »
The Light of Egypt or The Science of the Soul and the Stars Vol 1  by Thomas Burgoyne

http://www.libroesoterico.com/biblioteca/Varios/62139455-The-Light-of-Egypt-Volume-1.pdf

The Light of Egypt; Or, The Science of the Soul and the Stars — Volume 2

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1650

And an interesting corresponding website

http://www.lightofegypt.com/home/index.aspx?action=home
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« Reply #42 on: December 14, 2017, 09:43:53 AM »
The Light of Egypt or The Science of the Soul and the Stars Vol 1  by Thomas Burgoyne

http://www.libroesoterico.com/biblioteca/Varios/62139455-The-Light-of-Egypt-Volume-1.pdf

The Light of Egypt; Or, The Science of the Soul and the Stars — Volume 2

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1650

And an interesting corresponding website

http://www.lightofegypt.com/home/index.aspx?action=home

"The universe is boundless and unlimited, a circle whose circumference is everywhere and whose centre is nowhere."

Sounds like a description of the flower of life, no?

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« Reply #43 on: December 15, 2017, 10:39:02 PM »
http://ishmael.org/welcome.cfm

First I read Ishmael the summer before my first freshman year of college while taking Demography and Cultural Diversity both 3000/300 level courses.
Since then I have read lets see if I remember, My Ishmael, the Story of B, Providence, and A Newcomer's Guide to the Afterlifet.

I mean if you guys have read any of Quinn's work I am interested to know what you think.

It is a perfect type of book for this forum really he offers alternative theories to everything and they are pretty well aligned.

Definitely worth the read imo.

I do not want to give away too much but I will say that his alternative theories are Biblical and he makes clear distinction between the line of Cain as a culture and the line of Able as a culture he parallels and explains quite well the Takers(Cain) and the Leavers(Able).

Looking at his website it looks like he has been busy it has been years since I have read a book by him.
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« Reply #44 on: December 16, 2017, 12:23:39 AM »
The Light of Egypt or The Science of the Soul and the Stars Vol 1  by Thomas Burgoyne

http://www.libroesoterico.com/biblioteca/Varios/62139455-The-Light-of-Egypt-Volume-1.pdf

The Light of Egypt; Or, The Science of the Soul and the Stars — Volume 2

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1650

And an interesting corresponding website

http://www.lightofegypt.com/home/index.aspx?action=home

"The universe is boundless and unlimited, a circle whose circumference is everywhere and whose centre is nowhere."

Sounds like a description of the flower of life, no?

You know it  8) 8)
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