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The Ultimate Book Thread (epub, pdf, mobi)

Discussion in 'Wild Card Forum' started by trintdaddy, Feb 15, 2017.

  1. nickzeptepi

    nickzeptepi Active Member

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    WITH MYSTICS AND MAGICIANS IN TIBET
    by ALEXANDRA DAVID-NEEL
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    This is freely available in many places as it out of copyright.
    It has become one of the core books to be read by those seeking a more mystical path.
    It is often referenced in relation to the creations of Tulpa's.

    https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.125303


    She had the drive.

    Alex studied Buddhism at the Sorbonne.

    Then she headed towards Lassa, Tibet. She had great questions to answer to; she was, indeed, a great questioner; she gave also great answers while living. Yet, there are some instances of her thought I still don’t understand.

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    She spent 14 years in Tibet (in fact, the 1st western woman to do so) and had a great work of translating, from the Sanskrit, the original texts.

    A soprano voice, Alex marveled men, and scholars. She met with Indian sages and discussed with them. She liked philosophizing (“her nature”).

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    In 1911 she was stationed in Pondicherry and she was affirming: “Be yourself your own light”--very Buddhistic.

    She met with Aurobindo who told her about the 3rd beatitude: it’s the “renunciation of ambitions,…desire”.

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    In another instance she said: “Ni dieu, ni maitre” :(no need for) neither God, nor a master, like my father exiled in Brussels,... with Victor Hugo.

    But her driving-force, was this magnus question: the 3rd beatitude of the Bhagavad Gita (the way of the yoga); she questioned several people about it. She wanted the Nirvana.

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    She wrote about the 3rd beatitude: common to Buddhists of the north and Hindus (Vedanta).

    In Sikkim (1912) she met with the XIII Dalai Lama (China had invaded Tibet). He offered her several gifts; one of great import: Milarepa’s poetry, Alex wanted so much to translate.
    She arrived to Lassa in 1924.

    Later in life, already 100 years old, she was asked about Yoga. She replied: it’s an "intellectual... philosophy",... but also the “suppression of cogitation”*.


    https://selfdefinition.org/tibetan/Alexandra-David-Neel-With-Mystics-and-Magicians-in-Tibet.pdf
     
  2. trintdaddy

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    Dallas '63: The First Deep State Revolt Against the White House
    Peter Dale Scott
    2015

    “Our most provocative scholar of American power” reveals the forces behind the assassination of JFK—and their continuing influence over our world (David Talbot, Salon).

    On November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was gunned down in Dallas by Lee Harvey Oswald. Shortly after, Oswald himself was killed. These events led many to believe there was a far greater plan at work, with a secret cabal of powerful men manipulating the public and shaping US policies both at home and abroad for their own interests.

    But no one could imagine how right they were.

    Beneath the orderly façade of the American government, there lies a complex network, only partly structural, linking Wall Street influence, corrupt bureaucracy, and the military-industrial complex. Here lies the true power of the American empire. This behind-the-scenes web is unelected, unaccountable, and immune to popular resistance. Peter Dale Scott calls this entity the deep state, and he has made it his life’s work to write the history of those who manipulate our government from the shadows. Since the aftermath of World War II, the deep state’s power has grown unchecked, and nowhere has it been more apparent than that day at Dealey Plaza.

    In this landmark volume, Scott traces how culpable elements in the CIA and FBI helped prepare for the assassination, and how the deep state continues to influence our politics today.

    As timely and important as ever in the current chaotic political climate, Dallas ’63 is a reality-shattering, frightening exposé not of those who govern us—but of those who govern those who govern us.



    Review


    Praise for Peter Dale Scott
    “[A] staggeringly well-researched and intelligent overview not only of the JFK assassination but also of the rise of forces undermining American democracy. . . . A kind of Rosetta stone for cracking open the deepest darkness in American politics.” —Kirkus Reviews on Deep Politics and the Death of JFK

    “Highly recommended.” —Library Journal on Deep Politics and the Death of JFK

    “May well be the most thoughtful and serious-minded of the 2,500 titles on the subject published over the years.” —Toronto Star on Deep Politics and the Death of JFK

    “Peter Dale Scott is our most provocative scholar of American power. Scott picks up where the pioneering C. Wright Mills left off, shining a light on the dark labyrinth of power—a shadow world that has only grown more arrogant and wedded to state violence since the days of the ‘power elite’ and the ‘military-industrial complex.’ There is no way to understand how power really operates without daring to follow Scott’s illuminating path.” —David Talbot, Salon, on The American Deep State

    “Breaks new ground on the deceptions that covered up anti-Castro assassination plots and protected the operation to assassinate JFK . . . an essential read.” —John Newman, author of Oswald and the CIA

    “An incandescent affirmation of Peter Dale Scott’s stature as our sharpest and most discerning historian whose works expose and document the intricacies, concealed alliances, and underlying continuities that exist between a public state which is bound by the checks and balances of constitutional authority, and a deep state which is neither influenced nor informed by constitutional constraints. Highest recommendation.” —Alan Dale, moderator of the JFK Essentials forum




    About the Author


    Peter Dale Scott, a former Canadian diplomat and professor of English at the University of California, Berkeley, is a poet, writer, and researcher. His diplomatic service from 1957 to 1961 included two years of work at UN conferences and the UN General Assembly, as well as two years in Poland. In addition to teaching poetry and medieval literature at Berkeley, he was a cofounder of the university’s Peace & Conflict Studies (PACS) program.

    Scott’s most recent political books are The Road to 9/11: Wealth, Empire, and the Future of America(2007); The War Conspiracy: JFK, 9/11, and the Deep Politics of War (2008); American War Machine: Deep Politics, the CIA Global Drug Connection, and the Road to Afghanistan (2010); and The American Deep State: Wall Street, Big Oil, and the Attack on U.S. Democracy (2014).

    Scott’s books have been translated into six languages, and his articles and poems have been translated into twenty. The former US poet laureate Robert Hass has written that, “Coming to Jakarta is the most important political poem to appear in the English language in a very long time.” In 2002, Dale Scott received the Lannan Literary Award for Poetry.




    LINK - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1DlZK7V1sOjvfm9zmVqiBwIAwGxltKkRi/view?usp=drivesdk
     
  3. trintdaddy

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    Pantheism: A Non-Theistic Concept of Deity
    Michael Levine
    1994

    Many people who do not believe in God believe that 'everything is God' - that everything is part of an all-inclusive divine unity. In Pantheism, this concept is presented as a legitimate position and its philosophical basis is examined. Michael Levine compares it to theism, and discusses the scope for resolving the problems inherent in theism through pantheism. He also considers the implications of pantheism in terms of practice. This book will appeal to those who study philosophy or theology. It will also be of interest to anyone who does not believe in a personal God, but does have faith in a higher unifying force, and is interested in the justification of this as a legitimate system of thought.

    This is a rich book. It should be on the bookshelves of anybody interested in philosopy of religion or in natural theology. The book has been written in a highly systematic and professional way.

    LINK- https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gHoiJwgahU529URBNDn9FSjTpRdCYt-K/view?usp=drivesdk
     
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    Not read it, but I saw this the other month and it was compelling and showed the larger back story - plus who he thought made the kill shot - not heard this detail before.
     
  6. trintdaddy

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    it's an incredible book. i cant recommend it highly enough if you're researching the kennedy assassination.
     
  7. trintdaddy

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    that's a pretty decent movie. interesting & entertaining if nothing else. where Bloody Treason really shines is PROVING the Zapruder film was/has been tampered with. The points made by the author are irrefutable.
     
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    He's the "ex" cia guy who says there are dead bodies on mars, yes?
     
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    Disneyland Of The Gods
    John Keel
    1988

    No matter where you live, you may be under the close scrutiny of mysterious entities who appear in many guises and who create all of man's myths and beliefs.

    Charles Fort, a writer in the 1920s, concluded that the earth was "owned" by somebody or some thing. Ivan Sanderson, a famed biologist in the 1960s, said that this planet was a "farm" and that we were the crop! Millions of people around the world have had startling encounters with the "tricksters" such as the Men in Black (MIB), fairies and elves, snallygasters, Mothmen, aliens and "spacemen," and hairy, abominable creatures that all seem to vanish into thin air.

    With sharp wit and unique insight, John A. Keel has spent a lifetime investigating and studying these age-old mysterious and the peculiar forces behind them. Many of the reports in "Disneyland of the Gods" were written originally for Saga Magazine over 40 years ago, but are as fresh today as they were then.

    In these pages, you will find authentic reports on a wide variety of subject matter, and the conclusions Keel draws may shock and frighten you. Are we being invaded from outer space? Are secret government agencies tapping your phone, computer, and mail? Does someone really own the earth and use it as their own "Disneyland of the Gods?" You'd better find out before your phone goes berserk, your best friend becomes possessed by Bigfoot, and your loved ones vanish, screaming into the darkness.

    https://mega.nz/#!74gmASSB!pZ9_sdqlyrtmuZkgt3HrVlAQ2EIcoesRXVUeFMPQT28


    Enjoy!
     
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    The Assassination of Fred Hampton: How the FBI and the Chicago Police Murdered a Black Panther
    Jeff Haas
    It’s around 7:00 a.m. on December 4, 1969, and attorney Jeff Haas is in a police lockup in Chicago, interviewing Fred Hampton’s fiancée. She is describing how the police pulled her from the room as Fred lay unconscious on their bed. She heard one officer say, “He’s still alive.” She then heard two shots. A second officer said, “He’s good and dead now.” She looks at Jeff and asks, “What can you do?”

    The Assassination of Fred Hampton is Haas’s personal account of how he and People’s Law Office partner Flint Taylor pursued Hampton’s assassins, ultimately prevailing over unlimited government resources and FBI conspiracy. Not only a story of justice delivered, the book puts Hampton in a new light as a dynamic community leader and an inspiration in the fight against injustice.



    Review


    "[A] political cliff-hanger . . . The Assassination of Fred Hampton: How the FBI and the Chicago Police murdered a Black Panther is an exposé [that] should be read in schools across the country." --Huffington Post



    "An extraordinary retelling of a shameful chapter in our history. . . . [The book] reveals just how easily justice can be thwarted and malicious aims diguised when powerful people conspire to violate the law (commit murder) and manipulate procedural to avoid responsibility for their crimes. . . . [A] cautionary tale, as well as a story of heroism." —Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

    “Required political reading, especially for conservatives who are genuinely concerned about the damage secret government can do.” --Chicago Daily Observer



    “An extremely important book—and a tale well told—for America to read if

    it wants to become what it says it has always been—the land of the free and the

    home of the brave.” —Ramsey Clark, former United States Attorney General



    “A true crime story and legal thriller, this powerful account puts together all the pieces, step by step, giving us the anatomy of a despicable episode in recent American history. The writing is clear and straightforward; the overall impact devastating.” —Phillip Lopate, author of Getting Personal



    “At once journalist, lawyer and storyteller, Jeff Haas manages to sear into every

    page of this book a compassion seemingly forgotten, providing a riveting

    eyewitness account of the government assassination of Fred Hampton. This is

    mandatory reading for those who love and believe in freedom.” —Elaine Brown, author and former chairman of the Black Panther Party



    “Part history, part courtroom drama, part literary memoir, Haas evokes with

    chilling precision a bloody and desperate repressive state apparatus locked in

    conflict with its greatest fear, a charismatic young black man with revolution on

    his mind.” —William Ayers, professor of education, University of Illinois at Chicago



    “A must-read.” — Len Weinglass, lawyer and civil rights activist


    LINK-
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PctjbJ96gHHYOOgKJv54haT7i9Tyezg6/view?usp=drivesdk
     
  11. nickzeptepi

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    There's 2 book threads - can the brought into 1 thread?

    anyway i found a great resource -

    About the Site

    Global Grey is a site where you can download free public domain books in PDF, epub, and Kindle ebook formats, or read them online (a work in progress). It started around 2012 as a side project while I worked a full time job elsewhere. I found that a lot of ebook sites either focused on purely fiction, or more niche areas such as the Occult. I wanted Global Grey to be a place where people could find Sherlock Holmes books, and at the same time, pick up a copy of The Book of Ceremonial Magic, if they so wished.


    I also felt that, at the time, ebooks were not afforded the same standards as print books, and were often in terrible formats, with no cover page, no table of contents, and rather haphazard spacing of paragraphs and chapters.


    So that became another main aim of this site; to produce and publish ebooks that were of a good quality; that were readable, nicely laid out and well presented, and that had footnotes and illustrations correctly placed, when applicable. The majority of ebooks on the site are self-published by myself, the others are scanned copies of PDFs which I ‘tidy up’.


    There are long term plans for the site and new books are added almost every day, although sometimes I do get distracted with working on other things.


    None of the books on the site are DRM protected.


    Right now, I am working my way through converting existing Global Grey PDFs into epubs and Kindle ebooks, as well as making it so you can read them online, so if you come across a Global Grey PDF that you want in epub or Kindle format, let me know.


    I’m also open to requests – if you can’t find a particular book, again, let me know, and with my amazing skills (yes, amazing), I may be able to help you out.


    Finally, I also do some editing work on the side, and so if you have anything that needs converting from any format to another format – email me (julie@globalgreyebooks.com) and we can work out a price.


    https://www.globalgreyebooks.com/ebook-categories/
     
  12. hugh johnson

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    Now for something entirely different: Mind and Tissue by Ray Peat, PhD

    INTRODUCTION
    By Peter Marin

    In its quiet way, this book is both a revolutionary gesture
    and a redemptive one. It is revolutionary because it liberates
    the mind and imagination from the habitually diminished
    ways we think about both self and world, and it is redemptive
    because it restores, at the same time, the detailed complexity
    of both realms. It not only gives us a way to judge the limits
    of our working views of human nature, and opens up avenues
    of speculation now closed to us, but it also weaves together
    psychological, biological, political and poetic truths, thereby
    releasing back into the totality of experience our idea of the
    self, now isolated from it.

    I hope that comes clear in the course of this
    introduction and in the text itself, because what the text
    offers is precisely what we need at the moment: a complex
    and holistic way of coming to terms with our own
    complexities and momentary sense of fragmentation. For
    decades now the ways we think about both self and world
    have been dominated by a mechanistic and solipsistic view
    of experience, one riddled by a set of preconceptions owing
    more to our political and economic biases than to a close
    observation of our own humanity. At the moment we peer at
    ourselves in a mirror distorted by historical forces at work in
    our own consciousness: a set of preconceptions so deeply
    imbedded in our language and thought that we mistake them
    for the nature of reality itself. Or we develop, as an
    alternative to that, simplistic or mystical notions about
    things, hoping vainly through that device to restore to
    ourselves the world we sense to be missing.

    Mind and Tissue is meant to be an antidote to both
    conditions: to free the imagination through fact and theory,
    to restore to us— in all its facticity and complexity--the parts
    of the self and world now missing from our psychologies.

    ...

    Insome ways, it is a more humane tradition than our own,
    closer to the kind of "humanism" we like to claim as our
    own. But there are also in it elements totally alien to us,
    most notably the willingness to accept, as an irreducible
    part of experience, the aspects of human nature we deny or
    explain away: passion, desire, imagination, the need for
    freedom, the relation of vision to action. Those have
    traditionally been the provinces of our literature rather than
    our sciences, but even there, in most of our contemporary
    work, the willingness to deal fully with those questions has
    been less evident than it used to be.
    https://archive.org/stream/MindAndTissueRayPeat/Mind+And+Tissue++Ray+Peat+_djvu.txt
     
  13. trintdaddy

    trintdaddy Active Member

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    Whats up friends? Has anyone here made use of this thread? I wish I could've found this when i first got in the game!
     
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    Thanks for this, I've been wanting a copy. I have shared it with a mate. Only just started reading it am hooked.
    Cheers from Australia


     
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    Library genesis
    a site that aggregates all the various free online versions of the book

    I've found some hard to locate books very easily on here
    https://libgen.lc/
     
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    Awesome, I just found a copy of Paul Winkler's -The Thousand Year Conspiracy.
    Many thanks
     
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