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posted on Feb, 20 2021 @ 10:58 PM
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My wife has a very similar book on mushroom identification. I'm currently reading Zealot. It basically says Christianity is a cult. Interesting read though.



posted on Feb, 20 2021 @ 11:02 PM
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Four Blind Mice, by James Patterson
Dead Doctors Don't Lie, by Joel D. Wallach
The Atonement, by Beverly Lewis
Rating America’s Presidents: An America-First Look at Who Is Best, Who Is Overrated, and Who Was An Absolute Disaster,
by Robert Spencer
And the Bible.....I am still on Genesis lol



posted on Feb, 20 2021 @ 11:04 PM
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originally posted by: Ksihkehe
a reply to: rickymouse

I was just kidding.

I took a field seminar with Dr. Jim Duke back around 2003. He's passed now, but he was probably the godfather of getting wild plants into mainstream medicine, both through advocacy and as an academic.

He said that in notations in his research (and later in his database he would consider the uses that have only folklore citations as reliable as any other source, sometimes more reliable. Traditional uses were tested over hundreds of generations in some cases and in the prevailing conditions people didn't have time for things that didn't work. I find it more likely plants being used in folklore lack scientific confirmation because of a failure to find the compounds responsible rather than the folklore being entirely wrong.

ETA: On topic, Dukes books are good for a read. Some are out of print.


I just added that database to my natural medicines bookmarks. I am always looking for stuff like that to quickly browse through. Got two good sources added today. I can always learn more, I have so much more options to learn about yet. Now that I know how to hack Pharmaceuticals pretty well, I need more common sources of food chemistry to compare stuff to to find good bioavailable medicines with limited side effects or side effects that a certain genetic culture has the ability to metabolize properly.



posted on Feb, 20 2021 @ 11:04 PM
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a reply to: DontTreadOnMe

I heard Leviticus is a real hoot.



posted on Feb, 20 2021 @ 11:06 PM
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a reply to: sine.nomine


I'll let you know....it'll be a slow read for me



posted on Feb, 20 2021 @ 11:08 PM
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a reply to: DontTreadOnMe

Hey Man, if you do it in 40 years you're ahead of the curve.



posted on Feb, 20 2021 @ 11:08 PM
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a reply to: sine.nomine

If it takes that long, it will be some sort of miracle at my age



posted on Feb, 20 2021 @ 11:09 PM
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a reply to: DontTreadOnMe

I've heard all about Joel Wallach from a good friend of mine (she studied pharmacy but prefers natural medicine/healthy diet over pharma when possible) who was pretty passionate about his approach to health for a good time--might still be for all I know,haven't heard about it lately.

What's your opinion of the book so far?

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posted on Feb, 20 2021 @ 11:12 PM
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a reply to: zosimov

It is an interesting read so far, mainstream medicine could do so much better.
But money, good ole boys/girls and keeping MSM as mysterious as possible.....



posted on Feb, 20 2021 @ 11:43 PM
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I'm addicted to audiobooks.

Just finished the last Game of Thrones book, Dances with Dragons.



posted on Feb, 20 2021 @ 11:49 PM
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a reply to: JAGStorm

I got caught up in the Fiona Barton series when I read her book "The Child". It was on the top of my library feed as a suggestion. I immediately followed it with her book "The Widow", and now I am half way through the last book, "The Suspect".



posted on Feb, 20 2021 @ 11:57 PM
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originally posted by: Edumakated
I'm addicted to audiobooks.






I’ve tried that a few times, just can’t get into it. I think i need the paper.
I’ll settle for the kindle but don’t prefer it.



posted on Feb, 21 2021 @ 12:03 AM
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a reply to: JAGStorm

I could do audiobooks for long car rides, but otherwise don't do well when I have to listen for long bouts. My mind wants to take tangents if the subject matter/language is any good.



posted on Feb, 21 2021 @ 12:16 AM
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originally posted by: JAGStorm

originally posted by: Edumakated
I'm addicted to audiobooks.






I’ve tried that a few times, just can’t get into it. I think i need the paper.
I’ll settle for the kindle but don’t prefer it.


I used to just read a lot paper backs. I had 7 hour road trip I'd take a few times a year and on a whim tried audible and I was hooked. I think the very first one I tried was a Walking Dead book. Then went to Game of Thrones. And then got hooked on post apocalyptical fiction.

I think I've listened to about 200 books now over the past 7 or 8 years.

I pretty much only listen when I am in the car. However, I do sometimes listen when I am cooking or cleaning in the kitchen. I started going on walks in the evening for exercise and will listen then too.



posted on Feb, 21 2021 @ 12:29 AM
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a reply to: JAGStorm

When I was regularly flying for work that was one of the few ways I could concentrate with the group of people around me. Trying to read with the crowd or watch anything was highly distracting. I could just pop in my earbuds and close my eyes. I've tried it on a long car ride before, but still more distractions than I can deal with.



posted on Feb, 21 2021 @ 12:35 AM
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The book I am currently re-reading is no where near as useful as most in here. It is The Aquitaine Progression by Ludlum. Next is a re-read of Snow Crash by Neil Stephenson.



posted on Feb, 21 2021 @ 12:42 AM
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'Mark Twain's Notebooks' - by Devito.

Really great book looking inside the mind of Mark Twain and his life and times.

'Essential Writings' - by Ralph Waldo Emerson.

What else can you say? It's Emerson!

'Holy Bible, New King James Edition' - Interesting to see what religions like Catholicism have selected to omit from the "Bible".

'Blood and Thunder' - by Hampton Sides.

An epic biography of Kit Carson, the Old West and a bygone era.

Some books I've recently finished, and would strongly/highly recommend are:

'The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey' - by Rinker Buck.

An absolutely stunning real-life biography of two brothers who traversed the entire Oregon Trail from beginning to end in modern times, but did it the old way behind a mule drawn wagon. The book includes a spectacular retrospective on the historical life and times of the Frontier and the Old West with some great perspectives on modern times. (Can't hardly recommend this one enough).

'The Sword and the Shield: The Mitrokhin Archive and the secret history of the KGB' - by Christopher Andrew and Vasili Mitrokhin.

A striking non-fiction history of the Soviet KGB (and all it's predecessors and successors). Not light reading by any means, but an almost unimaginable look inside the mentality and philosophy of the Soviet state. (I'm quite certain people died because of this book!)

That's probably enough.
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posted on Feb, 21 2021 @ 01:20 AM
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On a side note, I've been debating whether I want to tackle 'The Devine Comedy' by Dante. (the direct, annotated, translation from Italian)

This is essentially the entire trilogy including 'The Inferno', along with 'The Purgatorio', and 'The Paradiso'.

I've never read it, but somehow it seems appropriate today.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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posted on Feb, 21 2021 @ 01:35 AM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

It's brilliant. I had the inscription for the gates of hell written in my bedroom door. (In Italian, of course). The Divine comedy is just that. Read it.
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posted on Feb, 21 2021 @ 01:39 AM
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a reply to: sine.nomine

I kinda wanna read it again now... Theres so much to discuss. I love it.




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