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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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  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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