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The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism
The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism
by Naomi Klein
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To be honest, I could not finish this book. It made me too angry. These are the stories about our country you don't want to know. Naomi Klein has cast a spotlight on the dark secrets lurking beneath the surface of the American dream. The Shock Doctrine... (read more)

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The Illuminatus! Trilogy
The Illuminatus! Trilogy
by Robert Anton Wilson
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I had grown bored with reading, until I found this book. Anything and everything can be found here: conspiracies, drugs, sex, talking gorillas, dolphins with scuba gear, a yellow submarine, undead Nazi soldiers, rock 'n' roll, ritual magic, quantum... (read more)

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VALIS
VALIS
by Philip K. Dick
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How would you react to having a pink laser beam information directly into your brain and having the experience of simultaneously living in the present and the time of the Christian apostles? A writer of science fiction, Philip K. Dick used it as fodder... (read more)

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Food of the Gods: The Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge a Radical History of Plants, Drugs, and Human Evolution
Food of the Gods: The Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge a Radical History of Plants, Drugs, and Human Evolution
by Terence Mckenna
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McKenna starts his radical revision of human evolution by positing the theory that we evolved from apes to humans because of brain changes brought about by ingesting psilocybin-containing mushrooms. This was, in his opinion, the birth of religion, and... (read more)

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Cities of the Red Night
Cities of the Red Night
by William Burroughs
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Of Burroughs's many cut-up apocalyptic works, I found this one to be the most cohesive and enjoyable. True, from chapter to chapter, sometimes even from page to page, the characters and action seem entirely different, so one is left wondering if it is... (read more)

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Arcadia
Arcadia
by Tom Stoppard
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Now this is important theatre. Yes, a play, and I recommend seeing it performed if you ever get the chance to, but read it beforehand if you want to have a chance of understanding it. I actually played Valentine in a production of Arcadia (I had a... (read more)

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The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory
The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory
by Brian Greene
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Many books have been written in an attempt to explain quantum physics to the layperson. Considering that most physicists still have problems coming to grips with the counter-intuitive implications of quantum theory, it is easy to understand why they do... (read more)

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Chaos & cyber culture
Chaos & cyber culture
by Timothy Leary
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Most modern philosophers wail on about the horrors of living today. Reading Leary, I find myself overwhelmed with the glittering optimism he has for the possibilities of modern society. Published just as the Internet explosion was happening in the early... (read more)

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A Primate's Memoir: A Neuroscientist's Unconventional Life among the Baboons
A Primate's Memoir: A Neuroscientist's Unconventional Life among the Baboons
by Robert M. Sapolsky
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I never imagined that a book written by a primate behaviorologist would make me laugh out loud. Sapolsky is a born storyteller, and I found his experiences of twenty years in Africa studying baboons absolutely fascinating. You get to know the baboons... (read more)

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The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory
The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory
by Brian Greene
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Many books have been written in an attempt to explain quantum physics to the layperson. Considering that most physicists still have problems coming to grips with the counter-intuitive implications of quantum theory, it is easy to understand why they do... (read more)

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Undoing Yourself: With Energized Meditation and Other Devices
Undoing Yourself: With Energized Meditation and Other Devices
by Christopher Hyatt
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I never had much success with meditation until I chanced upon the system of energized meditation. The very first session broke up areas of body tension and granted me a peaceful "at-one-ness" with the world around me. I would recommend it to anyone who... (read more)

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Promethea: Volume 1
Promethea: Volume 1
by Alan Moore
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What mad genius hides behind the moniker Alan Moore? For those unfamiliar with his work, Alan Moore made comic books "respectable" in the mid-80's with his landmark graphic novel Watchmen, introducing dark themes and intellectualism to a medium long... (read more)

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Elemental Mind: Human Consciousness & the New Physics
Elemental Mind: Human Consciousness & the New Physics
by Nick Herbert
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Nick Herbert was part of the Physics of Consciousness Research Group, which nurtured into being many books trying to define both quantum theory and consciousness for the layperson. The group was also supposedly the inspiration for the film Ghostbusters... (read more)

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A Primate's Memoir
A Primate's Memoir
by Robert M Sapolsky
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"I had never planned to become a savanna baboon when I grew up; instead, I had always assumed I would become a mountain gorilla," writes Robert Sapolsky in this witty and riveting chronicle of a scientist's coming-of-age in remote Africa. Raised in an... (read more)

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Life from an RNA World: The Ancestor Within
Life from an RNA World: The Ancestor Within
by Michael Yarus
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Shock Doctrine: Rise of Disaster Capitalism (10 Edition)
Shock Doctrine: Rise of Disaster Capitalism (10 Edition)
by Naomi Klein
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