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Old 06-22-08   #1
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Default What Are You Reading?

Occult, mystical and spiritual books here of course, but anything you're enjoying in other topics too.

Right now I am reading:

The Apprentice: My Life in the Kitchen
by Jacques Pepin (it's wonderful even if you're not a foodie)

Brideshead Revisited, I've read it years ago and it's one of those books that always cheers me up, so hence the revisit

The Isle of Avalon by Nicholas Mann

A biography of Canadian painter Emily Carr, by Doris Shadbolt (I've been fascinated by Carr for two decades)

Assorted books on death, grieving and the afterlife, I have a selection by the bed and read excerpts from whatever I feel like at the time - Thich Naht Hahn, John O'Donohue, Kubler-Ross, Steve Levine. Moral support more than entertainment, no question.

And I am *trying* to get through the incredible Merle's Door, whihc was a birthday present from a friend, but it's perhaps too soon to try. Beautifully written and I plan to investigate Kerasote's other books, but the subject matter is just a bit much right now:

http://www.kerasote.com/

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Old 06-24-08   #2
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Was it my ex husband, by any chance?

People - what are you reading? I know you are mostly all total eggheads.
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What am I Not reading should be the question.
See, a few months ago I thought it would be fun and games to take on a Student task and oath with A.'.A.'., but to my chagrin I was assigned a neophyte that is a professor at Copenhagen. A philosophy professor. My student test is so far over my head I'm having to study everything I had previously read over and over again. Plus, with the pure fact that I'm sending these tests to a prof, I feel like I have to do a dissertation to even lend myself some credit.
So, I'm reading the entire Student reading list- over and over.
That entails about 20 books, plus everything else.

I haven't picked up anything for light reading for about a year now.
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Old 06-28-08   #4
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Just finished reading Elric, wich incorporates The Stealer of Souls and Stormbringer. Jolly good fun
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I'm about to start reading "Weaveworld" by Clive Barker, for the second time. It's been since HS and I adored the story so much, it's about time for another go.
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"Psychic Discoveries Behind the Iron Curtain"
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"Hypnotic Realities" by Rossi and Erickson.

"Beelzebub's Tales to his Grandson" by Gurdjieff.

"Tao of Chaos" by Katya Walter.

And a friend just lent me a book called "Expecting Adam" by Martha Beck.
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I am constantly in possession of Magick, Book 4, by Crowley. It's my constant companion. I guess I'm fanatical. That's what I'm reading now, and I've been reading and re-reading it for almost a year now.

I haven't picked up a fictional book in a while, the last fiction book I read (that I remember) was From a Buick 8, by Stephen King. I tried to enjoy it, as I used to be quite the fan, but Stephen King doesn't even seem to be trying anymore since the Gunslinger series.
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Charles Fielding - The Practical Qabalah (totally into this one, it's been a while since I read such a good book on the qabalah)

Dion Fortune - Glastonbury (makes me all the more dissapointed that my Glastonbury trip this summer if off)

Tad Williams - To Green Angel Tower
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Tad Williams - To Green Angel Tower
Noooooo!!!!!!! Put it down and walk away. Save your eyes the 1800 pages of repetitous drivel. I literally threw the book across the room with about 50 pages left I was so pissed. The last 50 pages took a great force of will to slog through.

Speaking of - Finally got Sandworms of Dune and burning through it quickly.
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