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THC Book Club

Discussion in 'Wild Card Forum' started by thegdolla, Mar 4, 2017.

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Would you be interested in a bimonthly THC book club?

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  2. No, I don't like fun stuff that expands my mind.

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  1. thegdolla

    thegdolla Moderator
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    The recent Jay Dyer episode inspired me to go out and pick up his new book Esoteric Hollywood. Reading through it and having no one to talk to about the incredible ideas contained within inspired me further.

    We should have a forum based THC book club. 6 books a year, one every two months. We can have a suggestion thread for the next book as we all read through and discuss the current one. The books don't necessarily have to be works of THC guests, though I imagine we'll end up with a few of those. Anything conspiratorial, wacky, weird, occult or esoteric would be fair game.

    What does everyone think?
     
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  2. wwpalum

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    Sounds like a hell of a idea. What would be the first book?
     
  3. thegdolla

    thegdolla Moderator
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    I'm open to suggestions.

    If enough of us are interested I'll open a suggestion thread. I'm partial to Esoteric Hollywood, because it's current and I just spent $14 on it hahaha.
     
  4. nickzeptepi

    nickzeptepi Active Member

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    May I suggest a slightly different approach, one which can be more inclusive and allow more flexibility for people who may like to participate in such a good endeavour but may find a variety of obstacles perhaps in sticking to a schedule or affordability.

    To allow people to go at their own pace & cover books they've already read I offer:-
    The THC Book Review Club

    The reader writes up a proper review essay that covers a main synopsis, 4-6 paragraphs ( maybe more) on the main topics/reasoning/evidence etc. And a personal reflection on how it helped/impacted them. If this is a bit much then maybe just a good summary & reflection.

    Plus agree to discuss the book with all who reply.

    There's added benefit in that the readers own comprehension and recall of the book will improve, it's something I'd like to improve, after reading these i made a commitment to do a summary for each book I read from now on.
    http://lifehacker.com/improve-your-reading-comprehension-by-writing-three-sen-1792802262


    http://lifehacker.com/how-i-tricked-myself-into-reading-more-books-1792775150

    Anyone can join in with a review club at any time with any book in any format. I would like to read the reviews of Jay Dyers book but right now it's not on my reading priority list, it might be after reading a THC review.
     
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  5. chukobyte

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    All I know is I'm ready to start whenever you guys are!
     
  6. thegdolla

    thegdolla Moderator
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    I'll definitely be getting this off the ground soon.
    I've just moved house. Big move. So I've been off grid for the most part. Currently catching up on 2 weeks of Uni work then it's back to my normally scheduled programming. Which includes getting this book club going and spending more time here :)
     
  7. tombombshorcrux

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    Looking for one of Sesh Heri's books, "the handprint of Atlas" any help whatsoever is appreciated. Black-holed definitely applies for this one guys....
     
  8. kedevine2

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    I am definitely down for this. I need to start reading more, and this will also give me more of a reason to do so! Let me know when and what the first book is!
     
  9. sacroff

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    I'm up for this. I'm actually looking for some recommendations as well. I want to get more into numerology and runes, but not sure what the best books on the subject might be.

    I'd be grateful for any suggestions.

    Thanks all.
     
  10. erikx

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    I would be interested in a book club.

    I am mainly interested in Alchemy / Gnosis / Matrix / Virtual Reality.
     
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  11. hatzman

    hatzman New Member

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    I'm in!
    Do we do this via the forum? Otherwise you can start a book club via GoodReads. I think the admin can set the book of the month and then it notifies every one.
     
  12. sololmon

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    Did anything ever come of this?
     
  13. thegdolla

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    Not as of yet unfortunately...

    Between Uni, family, and work Im spread a bit thin. However the concept is not dead and gone. Will keep you all updated
     
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  14. nickzeptepi

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    Bump

    May I suggest a slightly different approach, one which can be more inclusive and allow more flexibility for people who may like to participate in such a good endeavour but may find a variety of obstacles perhaps in sticking to a schedule or affordability.

    To allow people to go at their own pace & cover books they've already read I offer:-
    The THC Book Review Club

    The reader writes up a proper review essay that covers a main synopsis, 4-6 paragraphs ( maybe more) on the main topics/reasoning/evidence etc. And a personal reflection on how it helped/impacted them. If this is a bit much then maybe just a good summary & reflection.
     
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  15. sololmon

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    I read that earlier in the thread, and had been considering it, especially with the chronic inability of strangers on the internet to match schedules. I'd be willing to contribute. Currently working my way through Living Energies by Callum Coats, and The Art of Dreaming by Carlos Castaneda. Having to write reviews on them might give me the excuse needed to read more consistently.
     
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  16. thegdolla

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    I can get behind that as an alternative. At least until I am able to commit more time to the original endeavour. Ill look into getting a thread or forum set up.
     
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  17. nickzeptepi

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    To get the ball rolling

    Tracy Twyman - Genuflect


    https://www.amazon.com/Genuflect-Tracy-R-Twyman/dp/1521491445
    The ebook is a bargain in comparison to the print.


    This was a fascinating read.
    Knowing that it was a fictional tale to spin all the different avenues of her research together made it a real page turner and intriguing, I kept wanting to know what might happen next and pondering over which bits were completely made up or based on her research.

    Some of the detailed descriptions of the rituals of debauched sex, murder and demonology made a churning pit in my stomach. Maybe it was also the style of descriptive writing without the fanciful prose or superfluous language common to a lot of fiction that kept me wanting to know more.

    It also gave me a few aha… moments when it filled in the gaps or joined a few dots on a few of the things I was researching.

    There's a ton of information in here, and it's much easier to read than a solid fact based dry as sawdust research book.

    If you are at all interested in any of Tracy’s work and/or Archons, Saturn Theory, EU, Greek & Roman mythology, Magic rituals, Freemasons, British Royals. Then give this a whirl.
     
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  18. highersidetoph

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    I've picked up a few books that I've heard referenced on the show. Gordon Wight's Chaos Protocols and his Starships are both great books. Protocols has a bunch of great tips and spells for making life taste better. Starships is a mind expanding look at the unknown history of humanity and spirituality.
    I also picked up David Paulides' Missing 411 Weatern Edition. Lots of great, mysterious, intriguing stories have been crammed into a rapid fire style book that's very easy to read and comprehend.
    I'm really looking forward to diving into some books on the hollow earth, the electric universe, and conciousness. I'd love to hear some suggestions from you guys if anyone has read some books from guests on the show. Thanks!
     
  19. enjoypolo

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    Since I had a lot of time on my last travel, I took it upon myself to read Living Energies by Callum Coats, on the works of Viktor Schauberger and his profound insights on Nature and Water. The book (320pages with many illustrations) is a great introductory summary of the Austrian naturalist and inventor Viktor Schaubeger (1885-1958). Callum Coats, the author, did a great job translating, compiling and presenting a coherent overview of the maverick, which is no easy feat, especially more so because Schauberger didn't come from a mainstream techno-academic background, but got many of his insights whilst working as a forester in Nature.

    The book starts with a brief intro on the man and his life, including his forced labour for the Nazis in WW2 and the Post-WW2 era. It then goes through a lengthy description on what energy is, the different types of energies and polarities.

    In particular, Schauberger's view was that our current modern machines based on explosive, outward (or centrifugal) motion is directed towards the polarities of death (entropy). Whereas Nature uses the opposite polarity of Life, of ectropy (aka negentropy) based on over-unity growth, increasing order and efficiency. An interesting point to mention, is that at the centre between those two extremities, lying in the middle, is referred to as the perpetual uniform motion (100% efficiency), where growth is unchanging and uniform (like an infinite circular motion). While it may seem optimal at first, this is the point of non-growth and so isn't desirable either. My understanding is that this is akin to repetitive motion with no gain (nor loss) and thus is undesirable (like a child that never grows, in a perpetual state of stagnation).

    In fact, Schauberger's books and notes are littered with such deep, metaphysical reflections on the nature of Being, and I have decided to skim through them here, not the least because of my lack of understanding, but also for the sake of length. There are other fascinating questions he is posing himself, such as the Sun not being our causal source of heat, which is sure to step on a lot of people's feet, but at the same time jive with Inner-Earth lore (and Hollow Earth theories). This alone made for an insightful read that's worth the time and effort to try and understand.

    Of course, one of the book's foremost principle is the spiralling-vortex (whirlpool) motion of energy that is ubiquitous in Nature across all scales.
    An incredible demonstration of this principle is illustrated in Schauberger's Log Flume he built for the Austrian royalty. Precisely, he had built an artificial stream to transport logs by mimicking the curving motion of the natural streams, and by using the principles of vortex motion. I'll post some pictures below that illustrate the concept much clearer than I could ever put together with words.
    A crucial component of water that's emphasized throughout the book, is the temperature. Specifically, water at +4ºC being the optimal condition (and densest) for creating a powerful spiral in the middle. This is what Gerald Pollack calls the Fourth Phase of Water. But I digress.
    Just this discovery alone is such a fascinating insight that's worthy of a new Manhattan Project.
    To make it short, this allowed for not only a very fast method of transportation, but the logs never even touched the walls, thereby reducing wood damage and increasing the profits for the Royalty.

    This being just the tip of the proverbial iceberg, the book goes on to dedicate 5 or more chapters on The Sun, The Hydrological Cycle, The dynamics of flow, The Metabolism of Trees and Agriculture and Soil Fertility. I could spend hours just to attempt at describing these passages, but needless to say, Schauberger has a very hollistic understanding of the natural eco-system that really opens the eyes on things that I've often taken for granted (rivers, trees, flow of water).

    Last but not least, I think one of the most fascinating chapters was the careful analysis of the Stationary Trout and the insight that leads to Shape, Temperature and Motion being fundamental components of energy. In fact, the understanding of the stationary trout led him to design a submarine-type vessel that would effortlessly and efficiently explore the oceans with almost unlimited supply of energy. It's also an insight that's used in electro-gravitic type propulsion systems such as described by Mark McCandlish about the Fluxliner. At the best of my understanding, the propulsion is initiated due to a vacuuming-effect via vortexes created by the fish tail, and through the water passing by the gills (de-oxyginated) creating an upward push of the vacuum. This creates a positive feedback loop (over-unity) whereby the more water, the more energy propelling the fish/vessel (The analogy of the soap-bar being squeezed out of your hand and going forward).
    I subsequently tried watching trouts swimming upwards on Youtube, and its fascinating to see them not just burst out of the water and jump, but literally staying for a few seconds halfway through the waterfall, overcoming the huge counter-current.

    So to finish this, this book inspired me in many ways, partly because of how elemental and universal Water is, but also because it made me realize how little I knew about it. I've always been mesmerized by water, whether its waves at the ocean, the whirlpool in a glass, or the flow of milk in a cup of coffee. Ultimately, I think the workings of the microcosm are reflections at the macro-scales. These principles could also lead to a quantum leap in providing clean, healthy fresh water to everyone, as well using implosion-based machines to generate abundant energy (More about that in the book, and also related to John W. Keely's inventions as well) and last but not least, taking care of our own sentient Planet. I highly recommend the book Living Energies, and also recommend the great episode with Shamangineer (Water Alchemy, August 2017) which I think is great primer for the topic addressing not only Schauberger's work but his contemporaries such as Gerald Pollack.

    Below are some memorable parts of the book I wished to share. As they say, a picture can be worth a thousand words.

    EDIT: I also recommend this documentary Comprehend and Copy Nature, which was posted on this forum somewhere else.
     

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