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    Quote Originally posted by Dumpster Diver View Post
    Cool, this hits me right in the Batcave...but I do think there is a lot to it.
    Found a "redIce" interview with him. https://archive.org/details/Christop...odsWearSpandex

    so far from a quick look, I think some of the 'free' pdf links to be found, are bogus.

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    Quote Originally posted by Maggie View Post
    That is a super dooper keeper book. It is just such deep thunking no matter where it arose. But I find it disconcerting that Jane Roberst had severe physical difficulties. To me that is representative of an old paradigm of suffering. Speaking of suffering and redemptive features, One of the most touching books for me was
    "The Education of Little Tree".



    Forrest Carter I think was a bitter man but there is a sweetness and lovingness in this book and its loss may have been why he felt sour?

    Here is a quote from an article about Carter.



    In CHANNELING, if the channeling (what we are receiving) is high level, and what i mean is broader and larger than local contexts, there is reconciliation and direction to healing. The biggest reconciliation is in our own psyche. I cannot help but FEEL and think that suffering is unreconciled differences within. It is being pulled in more than one direction. Then paradox is needed and inner peace and it LOOKS like Carter was working to inner coherency and wrote a beautiful fictional take of wisdom CHANNELED through his life.
    that's a remarkable history...
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    Quote Originally posted by Nothing View Post
    Found a "redIce" interview with him. https://archive.org/details/Christop...odsWearSpandex

    so far from a quick look, I think some of the 'free' pdf links to be found, are bogus.
    I think you can appreciate this:

    Or all of the examples are paying homage to art history. Something that humans are motivated to do dating way way back. "Need for a savior figure"...Holy kpow, another reference to Desmond Morris. One has to go much deeper than that for answers.

    To use a very dated analogy: Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.
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    Quote Originally posted by modwiz View Post
    "The Nature of Personal Reality" by Jane Roberts. A Seth book.
    Ok, I bought it...she had a couple of other books regarding dreaming and while I was drawn to those, I went with your suggestion. I know I must have read at least one or two but I can't really remember. It is possible that at the time I felt channeling was 'demonic' and so stayed away from them. On the other hand, Montgomery was sort of about the same thing, except she was doing automatic writing, which I do remember reading about. To me, that was less threatening because auto writing was something you had to opt-in, where as channeling was more like something just grabbed you...I didn't like that at all. We shall see...
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    Quote Originally posted by Nothing View Post
    Found a "redIce" interview with him. https://archive.org/details/Christop...odsWearSpandex

    so far from a quick look, I think some of the 'free' pdf links to be found, are bogus.
    That was 11 yrs ago when Red Ice still had interesting guests and before Henrik went to the dark side. Even his voice sounds different. Pretty amazing.

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    Quote Originally posted by NotAPretender View Post
    I think you can appreciate this:

    Or all of the examples are paying homage to art history. Something that humans are motivated to do dating way way back. "Need for a savior figure"...Holy kpow, another reference to Desmond Morris. One has to go much deeper than that for answers.

    To use a very dated analogy: Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.
    Nope I couldn't understand what that was meant to mean or how it related to my throw away comment about the pdf availability.

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    I first heard of Jane Roberts via Robert Moss. Nice to know your experience, Modwiz.

    I listened to an interview of the author of Our Gods Wear Spandex. Sounds like a good one.

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    Quote Originally posted by Dreamtimer View Post
    I first heard of Jane Roberts via Robert Moss. Nice to know your experience, Modwiz.

    I listened to an interview of the author of Our Gods Wear Spandex. Sounds like a good one.
    He's been on The Higherside Chats many times and also Gordon White's Rune Soup...one of my favorite magicians (White)

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    Quote Originally posted by Nothing View Post
    Nope I couldn't understand what that was meant to mean or how it related to my throw away comment about the pdf availability.
    I listened to it!?
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    Quote Originally posted by NotAPretender View Post
    Ok, I bought it...she had a couple of other books regarding dreaming and while I was drawn to those, I went with your suggestion. I know I must have read at least one or two but I can't really remember. It is possible that at the time I felt channeling was 'demonic' and so stayed away from them. On the other hand, Montgomery was sort of about the same thing, except she was doing automatic writing, which I do remember reading about. To me, that was less threatening because auto writing was something you had to opt-in, where as channeling was more like something just grabbed you...I didn't like that at all. We shall see...
    I'm leery of both. You never know what you're opening yourself up to.

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    yeah, I agree, I certainly never tried it, automatic writing that is but it was interesting to learn about. Channeling in my opinion is very dangerous. I'm forgetting, is it the Pentecostals that speak in tongues. I was taking a religious based class and there was some discussion about it and my comment was "I'd rather not!"
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    Ok, I’ll post one of my favorite alt-world books:



    I’m about to buy this:

    https://www.amazon.com/Complete-Calv...vin+and+hobbes
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    maybe the guy who kicked the ball down the rabbit hole for me 'n a whole lotta other folk back in the day is worth a spot...

    WILLIAM COOPER

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    Just discovered Charles Mann published a new book. The Wizard and the Prophet. It’s about humanity reaching 10 billion and the rammifications/implications.

    The Wizard is Norman Borlaug and the Prophet is William Vogt. They had diametrically opposed ideas on how to deal with the issue and both have shaped society.

    Charles wrote 1491 and 1493.

    On phone now so can link to more later.

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    Being reminded of this one:


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