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Shawn Oct 14 '15
What book(s) are you currently reading?
Shawn Oct 14 '15

The Complete Asshole's Guide to Handling Chicks by Dan Indante and Karl Marks.

At this point I'm not really sure if it's a satire of narcissistic manipulators ala "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" or if it's narcissist porn ala Anne Rice, or if the authors intended to write the book to have some claim to being some kind of sexual Machiavelli. At any rate, the book is written in the style of an unaware narcissist (in other words, the average kind) and it distinctly reminds me of The Pimp Game by Mickey Royal except for one aspect.

I highly recommend it if you're into psychology because illustrates the Dark Triad really, really, mindbogglingly well. I wouldn't recommend it to a psychos, machs, or narcs -- it would probably scare the shit out them to know that the games they play and even the way they think has been so clearly written down in black and white for anyone to read. (And that's how it doesn't remind me of The Pimp Game, as Mickey Royal at least understood that he was 'giving away the game' even if he claimed to be doing it for a good reason. BTW: That reason was essentially to 'keep the game going.' Riiight.)

Oddly enough, in sadistically yet humorously ripping apart the insecurities and problems of everyone but the narcissist, the book says as much about the human condition in modern day America as it does about those 'beyond being humane.'  

The authors could have been geniuses and that could have been their intent. Who knows? Maybe they're just shitty people looking to make a buck by selling out. In this case, I'm not so sure I'll ever be clear on the actual intent of the authors. Even so, I've learned a lot from reading their book, whether it was intended or not.

The Forum post is edited by Shawn Oct 14 '15
Hallow Oct 14 '15

I'm currently reading through a few occult classics such as--Liber Falxifer, PanParadox and Fosforos.

I don't buy into any of it, I simply enjoy history and anthropology. Illustrations in these sort of texts are also fantastic. 

Liber Falxifer in short, largely covers the Latin-American 'cult of death'. PanParadox contains mysticism around the 'satanic', "black magical-chaos" philosophy. Fosforos is moreover an in depth study that delves into the occult philosophy--set of attributes regarding.

Shawn Oct 21 '15
How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World: A Handbook for Personal Liberty by Harry Browne
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Kat Oct 22 '15
I'm currently reading 'The Devil and all his Works' by Dennis Wheatley, it's a book about secrete societies and sects and the history of the occult and magick, Wheatley was actually there in England on the Victorian scene at the turn of the century and so had actually met and worked with a lot of guys heavily involved in the occult back then.
Padowan Oct 22 '15


Sounds interesting. Is it an engaging read or more like a historical text?

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Kat Oct 22 '15

Wheatley writes very well, I always find his accounts a good read, they are both very factual, but he clearly shows how he feels about a situation/ritual/practise. He was fairly impartial which I think is what makes his work so good. He was neither a Satanist or a Christian, astrology fascinated him as well as hypnotism and shamanism, whereas the realms of greater magick clearly scared him, it's like he worked with and respected the Satanists/dark Pagans of the time, but was very wary of them.

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ShadowLover Oct 23 '15
I'm not reading a novel as such, but I am doing a TAFE course in Photoshop and reading the manual at home so I can remember what I learnt in class Lol. Also reading the manual on my car stereo (got a new second-hand car the other day) trying to work out how to store my favourite radio stations. I'm a little electronically impaired...
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Troll Oct 27 '15
I loved the Dune series, particularly the first, then "Dune Messiah" and then "God Emperor of Dune".

Currently i am reading "Strange Tools: Art and Human Nature", by Alva Noë.
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Guess who Dec 9 '15
I was considering making a post that asked the same question, but decided against it because I figured there's already enough threads that ask personal questions. Evidently you did the dirty work for me.

I'm currently reading "The Oregon Trail," which is about a modern man's journey by wagon accross the old Oregon trail, as well as a compilation of incriminating primary nazi documents from WW2 (the name of which I can't recall at the moment) 'cause primary sources are the shit. I just finished "Surviving Power" (self explanatory, look it up), and Joseph Campbell's well known "primitive mythology."
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Guess who Dec 9 '15
"'A People's History of the United States' from Howard Zinn: essential reading for anyone interested in American history."

I want to read this but sadly haven't been able to find it at my library or any of the local bookstores.
Jennifer Dec 29 '15
H.P. Lovecraft's Complete Works.  He was an amazing writer and is one of my favorites.


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