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Help, I Was Recommended 3 Authors. by Fuck Fappergold - Wed, 27 Apr 2016 17:36:50 EST ID:atdyWsTY No.68333 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Joseph Campbell
Paramahansa Yogananda
Jon Kabat-Zinn

Have anyone of you read anything by these guys? If so, are there any specific works I should start with?
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The Fool !oj3475yHBQ - Wed, 27 Apr 2016 18:59:42 EST ID:FUcwYk7C No.68335 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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The Power Of Myth by Joseph Campbell.

If you're new to mythology, ancient symbolism..etc it is a great place to start before you get into the meat of the topic.

When I was just really getting into the subject in high-school, I stumbled upon a copy in an old used bookstore; loved it, fantastic read.
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Isabella Wabberkotch - Wed, 27 Apr 2016 22:40:28 EST ID:atdyWsTY No.68336 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>68335
Wow, thanks for the speedy reply! I'm absolutely gonna look for this tomorrow.

I'm not really 'new' persay, but I'm not too familiar with Nordic and Egyptian mythology.. I'm only aware of the more popular gods, and even then I don't know much about them. Greek mythology has fascinated me since I was just a kid, though.

Anyway, I'll check it out. I might even report back and tell ya how it went!
polite nb because this is a slower board
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Polly Gemmlesark - Thu, 28 Apr 2016 22:54:11 EST ID:z6kzJHt3 No.68337 Ignore Report Quick Reply
autobiography of a yogi is quite a read


textbooks by Beatrice Widgestan - Sun, 21 Feb 2016 22:14:44 EST ID:US+4aHnB No.68163 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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where's a good place to pirate text books? I know avast is okay but I can't find what I'm looking for
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Betsy Hinkinham - Fri, 04 Mar 2016 02:18:53 EST ID:7baJyOyq No.68196 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>68163
Add this shit as a bookmark.
http://google.com/?q=intitle:index.of(pdf|epub|mobi|txt|doc|lit|rtf|zip|rar|7z|torrent)%20%s
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Augustus Nuppergold - Wed, 16 Mar 2016 17:03:56 EST ID:US+4aHnB No.68242 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>68196
It's not working for me. Would you please explain how to use this?
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ChrisTopHer - Fri, 25 Mar 2016 07:12:03 EST ID:ofC+Qoq9 No.68254 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>68242
Let me guess, it just keeps taking you to the Google homepage??? ...think about it ....ah, now you got it, right?
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Cornelius Chiffingkune - Fri, 25 Mar 2016 17:39:25 EST ID:US+4aHnB No.68256 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>68254
No. I don't. How does this wooooooork?
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Henry Smallway - Sat, 02 Apr 2016 16:47:33 EST ID:FYLgYtLW No.68273 Ignore Report Quick Reply
libgen.io (Library Genesis)
Also any of the usual torrent sites

Libgen also is full of research paywall papers somebody is leaking


Horror literature by Jarvis Wuckleridge - Sun, 20 Mar 2016 06:25:18 EST ID:h/ilEKgy No.68245 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I'm on a horror novels kick and need suggestions. I've already plundered the Stephen King, HP Lovecraft, and Clive Barker catalogs, so this is going to be in Hardmode. Now that King, Lovecraft, and Barker are excluded, I'm sure most of you are already out of suggestions, but I'm hoping you guys have some hidden gems that will scare the shit out of me, or at least trip me out.

Pic related is one of my favorites, a trippy book about the Lovecraftian forces behind 60s druggie mysticism.
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Matilda Blytheson - Sun, 20 Mar 2016 09:43:21 EST ID:bq5scg8g No.68246 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Well, if you think you've read all of Lovecraft, think again.
In a closed down magic shop, an unpublished Lovecraft story was discovered, and even cooler, it was a story commissioned by Harry Houdini himself. I can't wait til this gets published, it sounds awesome.
>mystery Lovecraft story commissioned by Houdini found in abandoned magic store
Just this sounds like the beginning of a Stephen King story.
http://www.cnet.com/news/lost-lovecraft-manuscript-penned-for-houdini-found/


Essays by Martin Bunkinladge - Sat, 05 Mar 2016 11:53:56 EST ID:mxCuIHim No.68206 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I have a five page extended essay on who would make a better ruler based on this question:

"Which one of the three Greek philosophers; Socrates, Plato, or Aristotle would create a would relevant to you as the youth of the 21st century, and why?"

Now, I'm not that much of an essayist, but I'd like to improve my essay writing. Any tips/guidelines would be really appreciated.
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Nicholas Hettingfield - Sun, 06 Mar 2016 09:31:50 EST ID:Zw7X0HlP No.68208 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>68207

It's actually for homework.

Tell me how to write an essay. I am a tabula rasa, and you are the pigment.
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Phoebe Girringlure - Sun, 06 Mar 2016 12:24:50 EST ID:X3lin2bb No.68209 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>68208
Research and regurgitate while inserting your own unique ideas. Point out similarities and differences between the time when those philosophers were alive and today and address which one you think would "create a world relevant to you as a youth of the 21st century.".

Honestly that's a pretty stupid question, especially considering the student-pupil relationship of those three. Your teacher probably just wants you to bullshit a bit, you can't really write a "wrong" essay on that topic.


nyaa by Isabella Didgesun - Fri, 04 Mar 2016 09:54:43 EST ID:TZZIV5Ii No.68201 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I went from working in Academia to teaching Maths in China.

What books should I read to make sure my English doesn't suffer from speaking like a simpleton out here?
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Polly Dishshit - Fri, 13 May 2016 04:55:37 EST ID:eg1jJvP0 No.68370 Ignore Report Quick Reply
east of eden
things fall apart
paradise lost
Have a nice summer OP


plays by Cornelius Songerstodge - Sun, 21 Feb 2016 17:28:45 EST ID:flf6NaZj No.68160 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I'm looking for plays for my theatre company to put on.
Something thought provoking and written in the last 100 years is best.

any thoughts?
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Hamilton Wallermit - Tue, 23 Feb 2016 19:07:16 EST ID:IpuWZJnh No.68167 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Madam Butterfly
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Rebecca Weddlewell - Thu, 25 Feb 2016 18:11:14 EST ID:bq5scg8g No.68169 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The Hateful Eight would be a cheap movie to turn into a play
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Phyllis Grimfuck - Thu, 25 Feb 2016 19:28:10 EST ID:+debVspm No.68170 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The Crucible, Death of a Salesman, The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire, Our Town, A Raisin in the Sun, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead.

All classics that could be put on by a local community theater and are great, engaging pieces of drama. Check out the summaries and see if any of them interest you.
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Jack Berrydale - Fri, 26 Feb 2016 14:10:27 EST ID:kSXpy+0U No.68172 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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The Nightman Cometh.
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John Bunningkun - Mon, 07 Mar 2016 23:44:19 EST ID:lwvD7tkL No.68215 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>68172


laughed my ass off upon hearing that title for the first time. long live charlie


What is a really nice and quirky book? by Sidney Niggerdock - Fri, 29 Jan 2016 04:42:48 EST ID:7baJyOyq No.68100 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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What is the literary equivalent of Earthbound? Quirky surreal and able to make an embittered adult like me feel childlike with wonder?
Good examples off the top of my head:
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy,
Dirk Gently,
2001: A Space Odyssey
Big Trouble
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Faggy Blemmleridge - Mon, 01 Feb 2016 05:08:16 EST ID:bq5scg8g No.68113 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>68111
This.
But I think the best quirky Terry Pratchett book is Good Omens. Pratchett is quirky, but combining him with Niel Gaiman made for epic comic insanity.
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Charles Nocklegold - Mon, 01 Feb 2016 10:54:10 EST ID:4jOD7ecD No.68114 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Ringworld
The Integral Trees
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William Wavingfuck - Tue, 09 Feb 2016 04:23:32 EST ID:vKthL9P9 No.68124 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>A Confederacy of Dunces.

Alright so this ties in to your criteria a little less directly than what you might like but fuck you this book is amazing. The sense of wonder, for me, came from witnessing the protagonist's shenanigans and not really knowing what kind of direction they'd take.

It's definitely quirky and fucking hilarious, but pretty cynical and idk if I can call it surreal. Maybe in the sense that I was in disbelief of what I was reading at times.
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Simon Hezzlehick - Tue, 09 Feb 2016 11:17:00 EST ID:bq5scg8g No.68126 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>68124
That dude is my nigga. Shit like that paved the way for such humor as Always Sunny or Trailer Park Boys and pretty much invented the lovable loser. Fucking sucks that the writer killed himself before he could achieve fame.
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Shitting Goddlestut - Mon, 15 Feb 2016 02:51:14 EST ID:cz7PVszP No.68133 Ignore Report Quick Reply
If you liked Earthbound 2/Mother 3 you should read The Notebook, The Proof, The Third Lie. It's the game's primary inspiration and is thematically very similar.


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