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  1. August

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    I just bought a book about Louise Brooks, a fairly notorious 1920s - 1930s Flapper. Going to give it to myself for my upcoming birthday. w18

    [​IMG] Mary Louise Brooks (November 14, 1906 – August 8, 1985), known professionally as Louise Brooks, was an American film actress and dancer during the 1920s and 1930s. She is regarded today as a Jazz Age icon and as a flapper sex symbol due to her bob hairstyle that she helped popularize during the prime of her career.
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  2. Toroid

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    I hope you still like it when you give it to yourself. Could the gift damage the relationship you have with yourself? You could always regift it to someone else. :ohmy8:
     
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  3. August

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    Not likely that it is going to do that to me I am enamored with that time period and the people who lived it , who knows maybe I was one of them , you never know . :)
     
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  4. Non smoking gun

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    Exempt from Disclosure, Robert M. Collins with Richard C. Doty
    2nd Edition 2008
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  5. pigfarmer

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    now there's a thread idea.......
     
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  6. August

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    Bought this one for $20 at the markets this morning . On Ebay $235 , hard to find long out of print. Magnificent book covering Egypt from Pre Dynastic to Greco Roman period and beyond.

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  7. Toroid

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    I just finished Mandala by Jose and Miriam Arguelles. It was published in 1972 and I would give it a 8.4/10. It was very esoteric.

    P23. The mandala is fundamentally a visual construct which is easily grasped by the eye. Vedas is a Sanskrit term that relates to vision & wisdom.

    P44. Each man is a cosmic unit and that the society in which he lives is a reflection of a map of the cosmos. The magic of the mandala is derived from its attunement to the creative forces. Through the mandala man lives as a cosmic citizen. The process of history is itself is a mandala.

    P67. In kabalistic tradition 28 is the number of the whole man which is 1+2+3+4+5+6+7. There’s a pyramid rendering comprised of 28 circles/dots.
     
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  8. nivek

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  9. pigfarmer

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    oldie gut a goodie

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  10. Non smoking gun

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    So Anyway, John Cleese
    What produced such a funny man? He comes across not so much as angry but rather frank and compassionate and tells some interesting stories. His old teacher had gone to Oxford hoping to become a scholar and was thrilled to discover one of his tutors was to be a famous philosopher, R G Collingwood.
    Hoping to make a good impression, he researched an insightful and original question for their first meeting. Apparently, without pausing, Collingwood told him (without looking round) that if he would go to the bookcase behind him and from the second shelf up, take the sixth book from the left, the one with the red cover, and then turn to page 134, the fourth paragraph would answer his question. It did.
     
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    One woman’s story of her past life as an initiate in ancient Egypt.
     
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    For those who like audiobooks, Audible has released it's first non-fiction Jacques Vallee book, Dimensions, first published in print in 1988.

    In DIMENSIONS, the first volume of a trilogy, Dr. Jacques Vallee reexamines the historical record that led to the modern UFO phenomenon and to the belief in alien contact. He then tackles the enigma of abduction reports, which come from various times and various countries, as well as the psychic and spiritual components of the contact experience. In the last portion of the book, he notes the factors that inhibit research into the phenomenon--the triple coverup and political motivations--and concludes that the extraterrestrial theory is simply not strange enough to explain the facts.
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    I recommend Dr Vallee's trilogy.....Dimensions, Confrontations , and Revelations.
    They are all excellent.
    For a look into the weirder side of the ufo area try Messengers of Deception.
     
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  15. Non smoking gun

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    Near Death in the ICU by Laurin Bellg

    A doctor dying recounted how he had died before:
    A patient refused an operation as he had watched the previous one
     
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    Could everyone on Titanic been saved? what 2 ships were most responsible for the loss of life? was Captain smith speeding? What role did Ismay have in the sinking?
    My husband got this book for his Titanic collection and I fell in love with it!
    Blessed be
    Rikki
     
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  17. pigfarmer

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    Thanks - a topic I'm very interested in. Just got the Kindle and will have a look.
     
  18. Non smoking gun

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    Near Death in the ICU by Laurin Bellg
    A question I'd like to ask experiencers is how sensorially similar these events are to their normal perceptions. A relative (now passed) described it as looking down at himself on the operating table, listening to events and being annoyed when he had to return to his body.
    It sounded identical to normal perception, but how so with no 'apparatus'?
    I find the similarity to our normal perception quite strange.

    Do people who are say deaf or blind also experience sound and sight?
     
  19. pigfarmer

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    This topic probably rates it's own thread. I had some insomnia so I started reading Bellg's book and must say that two anecdotes in and she writes well, explains herself with complete clarity and is believable. Zero woo-woo, no chatter about vibrational energies or levels or any of that. So far I prefer it to other similar books I've read. She's just relating the accounts and dos it well.

    Purely from my disjointed memory I'd say that the majority of experiences themselves are perceived as extraordinary at the time and the reports often speak of vastly enhanced perceptions, including from people who have lost various senses. Or never had them. How anyone winkles all that out I don't understand. Something I never thought about.

    I recently had a long talk with a shrink. Not from anyone's urging mind you ....... a friend :) She worked in two of NYC's major cancer hospitals and treated dying people for over twenty years. This woman is a coldly practical clinician, but when asked had no problem kicking back and telling me what she really thought. In her experience it's common for those near death to interact with others that only they can see - my own mother did that to me. Also common for those nearby to experience some sensation, a flash of light for example.

    I've had a couple of surgeries that took time. I remember nothing. But if I were the man in the second anecdote - the vet who died rather than have a treatable bowel problem fixed - who actually saw the repair of his combat wounds and thought he was not properly anesthetized at the time I can't say as I blame him. That would freak me out too, although he didn't feel any pain at the time. The author said she dug up the paper records that still existed in his VA file including those of the anesthesiologist and as far as anyone present could tell he was out like a light and in no pain at all. Generally speaking we like to dismiss these things but damn, the man certainly had the courage of his conviction. Something profound happened to him. If it were an isolated incident it could be dismissed, but that isn't the case.

    I've heard of studies where objects and signs have been placed in odd spots in ICUs and operating theaters - can't cite any specifically. Sounds logical to me. If you're looking for some verification that would be a damned good start, but so far as I know no one has ever described anything like that of any significance.
     
  20. nivek

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    Its registered through the individual similarly to normal perception because that's what the individual is accustomed to, however its actually a bit different...

    Yes, but it is different than sight and sound through our physical eyes and ear and unlike seeing things through the mind's eye...

    ...
     
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