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The Secret History of the World
The Secret History of the World
by Jonathan Black
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.99

1 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It's a good effort, but it's fundamentally wrong, 10 Jun 2013
Halos in religious art are NOT... I repeat... NOT based on 'The Sun God', or 'The sun'.

They are based on actual supernatural realities any human can experience when in devotion to God, when he receives his 'crown of life', after a specific endurance of faith. (i.e. 'Halo').

These are real... They have nothing to do with the sun.

How do I know for sure?

I got one in 1995.
Comment Comments (3) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Jan 21, 2014 2:59 AM GMT


Catch-22
Catch-22
by Joseph Heller
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.29

0 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Genius - but warning, 4 July 2012
This review is from: Catch-22 (Paperback)
The problem is.

This man was such an amusing genius.

That I couldn't read the whole book.

I've hardly read any of it.

I just know it's too amazing for its time.

What a legend.

The guy invented a spiritual concept used today in modern parlance,

On the strength of a legitimate wit of highly intelligent proportions.

Guys a hero.

And he's the one who got OUT of the fighter plane.

The other problem is...

The entire ethos of the book, is so daft...

That even if war kicked off tomorrow,

I'd die giggling.
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The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
by Eckhart Tolle
Edition: Paperback
Price: 5.59

1 of 14 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars The entire book is based on ignorance, 16 April 2012
I have no problem with the authors noble effort at helping people and writing comforting books.

I'm sure it's even quite a good read.

But I'm sick and tired of people using the word 'enlightenment' as though they have all experienced it, when they categorically have NOT.

Unless you know the colour of enlightenment, and what it's made of, and what it truly means religiously... You are talking NONSENSE. What you're going on about is more along the lines of 'self-actualisation', which is fine and dandy... but 'enlightenment' it is NOT.
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X-treme Latin
X-treme Latin
by Henry Beard
Edition: Hardcover

4 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Totally essential, 8 Jun 2010
This review is from: X-treme Latin (Hardcover)
If you're one of those people who likes to have a small 'dip in and out' funny book in your bathroom, then this has to be one of the coolest and amusing additions one could add to their lavatory library.

Would make every bowel motion for family and guests educational and amusing. Three birds... one stone.


The User Illusion: Cutting Consciousness Down to Size (Penguin Press Science)
The User Illusion: Cutting Consciousness Down to Size (Penguin Press Science)
by Tor Norretranders
Edition: Paperback
Price: 9.91

0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Almost brilliant, 6 Jan 2010
I read this book and it fundamentally altered the way I look at life, with regards to information theory and the very notion of trying to comprehend how human consciousness functions. Fascinating, but, as one reviewer points out, it does get a bit repetative, and that is why I have given it four and not five stars. This shouldn't, however, put you off reading it if you are new, like me, to this incredible way of perceiving the minds functionality.

Also, if you're happy with the way you think, be careful - this book could alter it!


Scar Tissue
Scar Tissue
by Anthony Kiedis
Edition: Paperback
Price: 9.67

5 of 19 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not very interesting at all, 6 Jan 2010
This review is from: Scar Tissue (Paperback)
I found this book to be a tedious waste of time. It can basically be cut down to a few words. 'Did drugs, had sex, lost the plot and did something stupid, wrote a song' - (repeat for about 400 pages). I got so bored reading about what a walking disaster this man is that I found it quite easy to 'forget my past', and read far more interesting books. He seems to brag about sodomising a woman at one point in virtual public, that it made me feel ill. Highlights include (minimal though they are) trying to use a Jedi mind trick on a woman at a hostel (or something), confessing to his philosophies as being 'stupid', the fact he likes his dog now seemingly more than women, getting caught by the police and being let off 'because it was him', and... er... that's about it as far as I can remember. There is no real philosophical exploration of his sometimes poetic mindset, or literary cleverness to delight in that is sometimes found in his band's music and lyrics, and you can't help but feel he's left out vast swathes of important information in order to cover himself. I personally found it a real let down.

In fact, I hate the whole 'sex, drugs and rock and roll' ethos now. It's so selfish and puerile, and the cause of many people's lives going doing the pan.


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