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Favorite Esoteric Book?

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posted on Jul, 31 2020 @ 10:52 PM
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Mount Analogue.

Perfect for a college freshman in 1971.




posted on Jul, 31 2020 @ 11:17 PM
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originally posted by: Metallicus
I would recommend The Prophet by Khalil Gibran. Life changing book.





Great recomendation

The great Irish actor Richard Harris's narration is spellbinding



posted on Jul, 31 2020 @ 11:47 PM
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It's been a few decades but back in the day it was Carlos Castenada's series of books about his spiritual journeys with Yaqui sorcerer Juan Mateus. "Journey to Ixtlan" was one of his better known books from the series. It was sort of my hippie handbook.
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posted on Jul, 31 2020 @ 11:48 PM
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a reply to: MissSmartypants

Carlos was a fraud.
But that's ok, he told good stories.
indiancountrytoday.com...



posted on Jul, 31 2020 @ 11:51 PM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: MissSmartypants

Carlos was a fraud.
But that's ok, he told good stories.
indiancountrytoday.com...

Yes...he inspired me to greater highs, er....heights.



posted on Jul, 31 2020 @ 11:51 PM
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Just go to the sacred text archives.

All primary sources. In their super dense original text and symbols. Practically everything on mystic topics are just watered down versions of the texts archived. They even have multiple versions of various texts and explanations of why they exist. From the common to the obscure.



posted on Aug, 1 2020 @ 12:13 AM
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a reply to: CobaltCPD

Spoon feeding.

If you want to actually think. If you want to be challenged rather than supported, try Mount Analogue. Hell, try Waiting for Godot.

If you dare.

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posted on Aug, 1 2020 @ 12:32 AM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: CobaltCPD

Spoon feeding.

If you want to actually think. If you want to be challenged rather than supported, try Mount Analogue. Hell, try Waiting for Godot.

If you dare.


When the urge to delve into the occult and mysticism takes me I strongly prefer source texts much older than the 194050s. I did enjoy "Waiting for Godot" and feel anyone studying writing could benefit greatly studying it. At the same time I would hardly consider it a deep dive on mysticism or the occult.

Mount Analogue. I'm not particularly familiar with other than my inner hardcore nerd dies a little whenever I read the part of the title that says "non-euclidean". Obviously the word is used in a Lovecraftian since (which is wrong then as well) but it still hurts my nerd nads a bit. That said, haven't read it so no idea if it is any good or not, just wanted to vent about the geometry thing


Glad you enjoyed them though.



posted on Aug, 1 2020 @ 12:35 AM
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a reply to: CobaltCPD

I think that the examination of one's bases and biases can be far more productive than reading claims about "the occult."

Superstition ain't the way. Superstition is a way of avoiding responsibility. Looking within is far more useful.

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posted on Aug, 1 2020 @ 12:39 AM
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a reply to: VeritasAequitas

Pimp by Iceberg Slim.

Either that or the Gathas, for anyone who really wants to know what Zarathustra spoke.



posted on Aug, 1 2020 @ 12:40 AM
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a reply to: Krahzeef_Ukhar

Spake.



posted on Aug, 1 2020 @ 12:41 AM
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Plz delete. I goofed.



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posted on Aug, 1 2020 @ 12:42 AM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: CobaltCPD

I think that the examination of one's bases and biases can be far more productive than reading claims about "the occult."

Superstition ain't the way. Superstition is a way of avoiding responsibility. Looking within is far more useful.


I agree with you their. Just the initial topic of this thread was the OP looking for texts related to mysticism/occult. If that is your jam the sacred text archive is gold.

I actually totally agree with your post, but that wasn't what the OP was asking for IMHO.

Also I hate ending sentences on prepositions. Makes me feel so lazy.



posted on Aug, 1 2020 @ 12:42 AM
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a reply to: CobaltCPD

No you didn't.

But Mount Analogue is pretty damned esoteric.



posted on Aug, 1 2020 @ 12:43 AM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: Krahzeef_Ukhar

Spake.


Spake is the past tense of speak, it is an archaic term that is no longer used except in overwrought poetry and for comic effect.

grammarist.com...



posted on Aug, 1 2020 @ 12:44 AM
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a reply to: Krahzeef_Ukhar

And?

When was the last time Z speaked?
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posted on Aug, 1 2020 @ 12:52 AM
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a reply to: Phage
He was flapping his gums about 3500 years ago.

Probably when they used terms like spake.



posted on Aug, 1 2020 @ 12:52 AM
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a reply to: Krahzeef_Ukhar

No. Nietzsche made him up.



posted on Aug, 1 2020 @ 12:54 AM
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a reply to: Phage

Aaahhh, now I realise why you were angry.
Do you not know what the Gathas is?



posted on Aug, 1 2020 @ 12:55 AM
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a reply to: Krahzeef_Ukhar

Angry?




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