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Pilgrimage
Pilgrimage
by Savitri Devi
Edition: Paperback
Price: 17.88

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars pagans as well as Nazis can enjoy this!, 2 Jan 2014
This review is from: Pilgrimage (Paperback)
After Germany was occupied by vengeful forces, forces with the soul-annihilation of all things Nazi in mind, Savitri Devi was caught by the British and thrown in jail. Colonel Vickers, the hardened Brit soldier who wanted revenge, found her Nazi epic, The Lightning and the Sun, hidden under her dress. Before tossing this Nazi filth into the flames, he had a look inside. Colonel Vickers apologised to Savitri Devi, gave her back her manuscript and let her go.

There is a similar scene in the film, Pulp Fiction, where they look into the suitcase and they are staggered by what is inside. A similar thing happened to Colonel Vickers when he opened Devi's manuscript.

Pilgrimage was written 10 years later. Whilst the cleverest people on Earth where buggering off to India, Savitri Devi went the other way. Devi decided to visit the pagan past of Europe. Ok, the Nazi's were also pagans but so is my sister! Do you see the confusion? So you don't have to be a national socialist to read this book. Hippies and pagans and Nietzsche fans can also benefit.

Devi goes to Iceland, she goes around Germany, she muses about paganism and the swastika and she can write epic prose that most people can't.

Her books are really worth checking out.


The Controversy of Zion
The Controversy of Zion
by Douglas Reed
Edition: Paperback
Price: 14.79

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars too crazy to believe, too serious to ignore!!!, 2 Jan 2014
Controversy of Zion is written in a cool and collective way that you never find in today's alternative bookshelves. From what I have gathered, Douglas Reed was an establishment figure and you can tell that he is highly intelligent by his writing style. He doesn't slip into fallacies, he is never all that emotional and he seems to be saying something fairly original. No wonder they banned it!

In this book we have over a decades of hard thinking and experiencing and the end result has to rank as a masterpiece of history. The history in here is fascinating. Douglas Reed starts from the very beginning, 4000 years ago, and moves up through the generations till he gets to our time.

The fact that this book was banned for years, when really there is no hate mongering going on inside these pages, tells you that it is the actual truths in here that are threatening to the hidden hand.

And as for this anti-Semitic thing, well people who throw out labels are doing themselves a big disservice because if the label doesn't stick, then they have explaining to do because they have exposed a big weakness in their position. It is far safer, and less embarrassing, to engage in debate than it is to name call.

These hidden hand people don't realize that if you ban a book, then people will want to read it!

Who decided to diagnose people with this psychological-syndrome in the first place? Surely one isn't beyond redemption by studying a controversial topic? Personally, I am not an anti this or pro that and I don't think you are either, it isn't illegal to read this book, yet!


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Price: 7.99

1.0 out of 5 stars cheap and nasty!, 1 Jan 2014
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My partner is a second year nursing student and I wanted to surprise her with this product as she said she would like to get one to practice manual blood pressures and listening to chest and heart sounds.

Unfortunately, this really is a very poor quality product. The stethoscope was made from very thin cheap metal that appeared as though it would easily bend and break after a few uses.

As a result this product has been returned, the seller happily agreed to refund.

I now feel that I was only tricked into buying this product because it says that it was reduced from 70 to 10. Clever marketing?


Human Devolution: A Vedic Alternative to Darwin's Theory
Human Devolution: A Vedic Alternative to Darwin's Theory
by Michael A. Cremo
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 29.50

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars this is a serious book, 30 Dec 2013
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I didn't know what to expect when I picked this up and started reading. I'm aware that this Cremo fellow is a follower of the Krishna religion and in here he refers to his guru and like all those Western devotees, he reckons that his guru knows everything.

However, this book isn't really about all that and so it is very serious and Cremo shows how you can fudge the fossils and come up with your own interpretations. How do we know that the orthodox interpretation is correct?

Indeed, Cremo is into the Vedas, but so was Erwin Schrodinger and Robert Oppenheimer and so this isn't a reason to be critical of the mans work.

The chapter on Alfred Russell Wallace is a must for those who are fed up with the natural selection cancels out the spirit interpretation.

This book deserves to be read. Highly recommended.


Aping Mankind: Neuromania, Darwinitis and the Misrepresentation of Humanity by Tallis, Raymond published by Acumen Publishing (2011)
Aping Mankind: Neuromania, Darwinitis and the Misrepresentation of Humanity by Tallis, Raymond published by Acumen Publishing (2011)
by Raymond Tallis
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars big brains!, 28 Dec 2013
Wow! Raymond Tallis deserves a round of applause! Aping Mankind: Neuromania, Darwinitis and the Misrepresentation of Humanity is the liveliest, most beautiful and readable book to come out in years, and I mean for ever. This is a big moment to happen in our lifetimes!

Raymond Tallis' vision stands as a discovery in its own right, the others do not, this is a great achievement. What a fresh and lively rendering of the truth!

His writings are a fathomless gift to the seeker. Sit back and luxuriate in his magical mystery tour, drug free! The scope and depth of Tallis' argument mesmerizes the soul. The reader is left reeling, like a staggered boxer, by the power of this book!

The ideas in here are full of character, are rich in vivid colours, sumptuous magnificence and exotic splendour.

Read it, you won't be disappointed!


The RAM Dass Audio Collection
The RAM Dass Audio Collection
by Ram Dass
Edition: Audio CD
Price: 26.70

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars sadomasochistic self contradiction, 28 Dec 2013
If after 4 hours of meditation, the Japanese Zen master hits you on the knuckles with a cane for fidgeting, and later that day, the master tells you to think of a flower and then whacks you across the face, with a blunt instrument, because you are not allowed to think, do you (a) call the masters actions a serious sign of abuse, or do you (b) love and cherish the master even more, whilst scalding your ego and promising to be a good boy?

If at a Californian ashram, the Tibetan master is high on cocaine and drunk on Budweiser, do you (a) doubt that the master is an authentic sage, or do you (b) fall to your knees at the (crazy) wisdom of the master, who is obviously demonstrating to his devotees their weakness by showing them how to go wild so they can see an up-close demonstration of the bankruptcies of the West?

If you see Swami Muktananda eating from solid gold plates and drinking from diamond encrusted gold goblets, do you (a) doubt the authenticity of the Swami, or do you (b), see this as proof that the great Swami is above mere wealth by using a gold plate?

If your father is a multi-millionaire and you take a vow of poverty, do you (a) know that you are a pretend Lady Diana type of wealthy person who has never felt the pain of starvation or the shiver of fuel poverty and is pretending to be a poor beggar, or do you (b) think that you really are a poor person?

If your answer is A then you are an A class thinker. Baba Ram Dass is a B class thinker. This is not to put the man down and I really enjoyed what he says and he is miles more coherent than Leary.
By A class thinkers, I have in mind the Goethe's and the Russells and the Einsteins's and those kind of guys. Unfortunately, A class thinkers will never glance at this subject, so we'll make do with the best of the B class thinkers.

Now I admire Ram Dass, and Dick Alpert, and he is more of a thinker than the gurus we see today. And I wasn't there with these characters from the 1970's and I am not egoistic enough to do a cod psychoanalytical wrap on the Harvard psychologist, Ram Dass. Maybe I am missing something; probably. I still give these lectures 4 stars because Ram Dass is eloquent and very articulate here and he isn't reading off notes and he gives a spellbinding talk on these tapes. There is a video on You Tube with Ram Dass having a dialogue with Terence McKenna and when I watched the video a few years back, I thought McKenna was easily dancing around Baba Ram Dass (I didn't know who Ram Dass was at the time). Now after doing my research, I now know that Ram Dass was just sitting back and letting McKenna speak because he knew the brightest and the best. I mean, this guy knew B.F Skinner, Maslow, John Lennon, Salvador Dali and everyone who's everyone from the 1960's!

However, I listened to the audio of these lectures (they are superb, by the way) and when Ram Dass is describing the beating he received from the Zen master, there is joy in Ram Dass' voice! Apparently, Ram Dass likes to get slapped!

Ram Dass even tells a story about a devotee daring to disagree with his guru and the guru only has to wag his finger and the devotee rushes back to the guru's feet, like a good baby, or a good little dog. The guru then pats the devotee on the head and the devotee kisses the master's feet again. There is joy and ecstasy in Ram Dass' voice when he tells this sort of story. Ram Dass even refers to devotees as little children and the guru as god.

Like I said, all this was before my time and maybe you had to be there. However, because Ram Dass is willing to be a white pet to an Indian, or a white trophy, this sort of thing sets alarm bells ringing in the head of the 21st Century listener and a discredited air hangs above Ram Dass' real and profound insights about LSD.

P.S. The big giveaway to all this enlightenment business is the covering up of hair loss! Ram Dass mentions his hair loss and there is a lump in his throat. Why would an enlightenment guy be so upset at his hair loss? Ram Das didn't wear a turban, and this is good. Though a cynic would point out that a Westerner wearing a turban is too obvious.
Osho lost his hair and he wore a turban and Adi Da Samraj wore a bandanna, like I did when I was 21. Satguru, who is gaining a big following on You Tube, also has no hair (but who would never tell).

So overall, I like Ram Dass but he probably wasn't the real deal. Can I suggest the Gita audio's by Swami Chinmayananda? You can download them from a torrent website and they are priceless. Imagine a proper Swami who is fluent in English and who knew Sanskrit and who wasn't a conman.


Life at the Bottom: The Worldview That Makes the Underclass
Life at the Bottom: The Worldview That Makes the Underclass
by Theodore Dalrymple
Edition: Paperback
Price: 9.78

5.0 out of 5 stars a psychedelic sage for our stupid age, 22 Dec 2013
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Theodore Dalrymple is big in Holland. Now what does that tell us? That we Brits are in serious decline and that the Dutch psyche, powered by psychedelic mushrooms, can easily slip into reveries of heightened sharpness when in the presence of a true intellectual like Dr Dalrymple. This heightened sharpness the average Hollander carries within their clever heads, has the power to dissolve the prickly magical spells cast by Simon Cowell's flabby breasts, and his army of dancing mannequins, who are forever trying to convert us all into dribbling morons.

Hollanders, you know, are not so stuck in politically correct toilet blockage as we worried puppies appear to be, that they cannot appreciate a brilliant wit. We Brits have gone the other way; we have blown intelligence right out of our waters; to the detriment of our brains. Our frontal lobes, which engage in critical thinking are diminished as we relax and unwind in front of the X Factor or the National Lottery. How long are these flabby troths of culture to insult our patience? How long! Hoi polloi feed and indeed worship at the foot of the machine, which is a flabby troth for the people to digest and excrete. Being in awe of the flabby troths of culture is a mild form of hypnosis you see, as we are overly engrossed and focussed on the bright lights and so filter out the dark messages thrown at our ears from the intelligence quarter. These dark messages are the antidote to the flabby sleep of reason. But only educators such as Theodore Dalrymple practice the dark arts of truth writing. Thus we find it harder and harder to engage with the truths that we hear because we are seduced by the mystique and charisma that Simon Cowell and Wayne Rooney. Sadly, this is analogous to handing over our brains executive function to another person, or handing over our car keys to a stranger.

Theodore Dalrymple is not like this and so he is ignored in Great Britain. He is very brilliant you know, but sophistry doesn't come into it and it's to our collective shame that we ignore this man. The BBC won't touch him with a long stick and so we are indeed driven mad before we are destroyed.

Dr Dalrymple peddles watertight logical arguments that torpedo the politically correct fluff peddled in the Guardian; he's that smart. Well, smart in the fact that he is not blinded by the prevailing orthodoxy of the day. Dalrymple does not mince his words, nor does he play around with politically correct wishful thinking; oh know; but only the menacing truth. Dalrymple is unrelenting in his picture of our disturbing world and we are made dizzy by his menacing world view. This menacing world view would be fine coming from a gutter snipe from the tabloid corner but it isn't. I say menacing, because it is indeed menacing to be reminded of our state of civilisation. It is time to lift our collective heads above the sanctioned flabby play-pen of self gratification. So with a caustic wit and fierce eye for good sense, coupled with very funny insights into the menace of the masses; this towering Cassandra of a writer is great fun to digest; indeed he is a Dickens for our hard times.

It's only stupid people who will complain that the good doctor is somehow `racist' or `elitist' or some other meaningless mantra! It's also saddening that some reviewers have accused Dalrymple of working himself into a weird corner and if he wasn't such a great writer he would be bracketed in the hysterics corner.

Surely Theodore Dalrymple has been driven mad by the British Underclass, we hear them cry? Or he is bitter and out of touch and so holds a fuzzy perspective? It was the philosopher Wittgenstein after all who said that the world of the sad man is different from the world of the happy man. However, this psychobabble opened the gates to cultural relativism and he haven't been the same since. (I doubt Wittgenstein had this in mind, but look at the entire New Age `you make your own reality' industry!)

Alfred North Whitehead once said that no matter how we approach a subject, there are always "stubborn facts'. No matter how post modern we try to be, there is no escaping stubborn facts. So the British underclass and other terribles all happened before Dalrymple put finger to pen. Semi-literate mothers who worship Simon Cowell (check), a growing underclass that wasn't there before (check), football worship (check), ferocious hoodies (ok this bits for his Daily Mail fans), portly proles (check), and an entire host of benefiterati; these facts are all griss for the Dalrymple mill.

Dr Dalrymple is a pessimist then; so what of his pessimism. The time to tell all is now! After all, the better the insight, the truer (pessimistic) it must be! Isnt it obvious that optimism is to fantasy what pessimism is to realism?

Just check out Theodore's biography. The man worked the merry courts of bedlam for 20 odd years; harassing the cinder block pavilions of council estate England before emigrating for calmer climates. The good doctor tried to get sense out of stinking addicts, the wife beaters who were a bit dim, with smashed teeth and sexy tattoos, and babies who hadn't a clue. No wonder he moved to Holland!


Quantum Psychology: How Brain Software Programs You and Your World
Quantum Psychology: How Brain Software Programs You and Your World
by Robert Anton Wilson
Edition: Paperback
Price: 12.58

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buddha Bob can fix your reality tunnel, 22 Dec 2013
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Robert Anton Wilson said that we only really have two choices when we get out of bed in the morning. We can choose to be pessimists or we can choose to be optimists; there is no third way; it truly is that simple. However, Wilson argues that most people don't get it because they are so bogged down in their life situation, they become what they experience; a dark cloud replaces the sunshine for these people, and they end up believing the in the sh't that they have been consuming, that the box is reality and some even become deterministic in character. Wilson said that lost souls always choose pessimism and the more rational choose nihilism, all of the time. Wilson, on the other hand, chose babbling optimism, all of the time and so shall I. Optimism is the best way of seeing the world because we do have a choice, which is the point, isn't it?

So this is why Robert Anton Wilson chose to be an optimist; because he would rather write about he himself being God Almighty than the other guy being God Almighty, the trendier, and easier, moaning about materialism and science and the darkening of colour that these ontologies cause in our lives, and, to add to this moaning, also the way intelligent people choose a nihilist picture, instead of recognising the God within; you get the picture, I hope. Robert Anton Wilson was not belittling the nihilists because, well if we are honest, most people see the world as a machinery of hell, with little purpose but to war, die and to ruin even that! For nihilists, the shattered God still dwells in his ruins; but He is a ghost who is never to be taken seriously again because no one believes in him anymore, like Father Christmas, a skeleton of stones amongst the ruins of the world. Do you see how this worldview easily turns into the belief, no, the worship, of nothingness? Now for optimists to deny this logic would be disrespectful to their life situation. History confirms the evil, they say, and science argues that they are void anyway, or biological robots and, to paraphrase Marc Antony, I have neither the wit, nor the words, nor worth; action, nor utterance, nor the power of speech, to stir men's blood. Instead, I choose optimism and this is as good as it gets.


The Synchronicity Key: The Hidden Intelligence Guiding the Universe and You
The Synchronicity Key: The Hidden Intelligence Guiding the Universe and You
by David Wilcock
Edition: Hardcover

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, 21 Dec 2013
Wow! David Wilcock deserves a round of applause! The Synchronicity Key: The Hidden Intelligence Guiding the Universe and You is the liveliest, most beautiful and readable book to come out in years, and I mean for ever. This is a big moment to happen in our lifetimes!

Wilcock's vision stands as a discovery in its own right, the others do not, this is a great achievement. What a fresh and lively rendering of the truth!

His writings are a fathomless gift to the seeker. Sit back and luxuriate in his magical mystery tour, drug free! The scope and depth of Synchronicity Key staggers the mind and mesmerizes the soul. The reader is left reeling, like a staggered boxer, by the power of this book!

The ideas in here are full of character, are rich in vivid colours, sumptuous magnificence and exotic splendour.

Read it, you won't be disappointed!


The Knee of Listening: The Early-life Ordeal and the Radical Spiritual Realization of the Divine World Teacher Adi Da (The Da Avatar)
The Knee of Listening: The Early-life Ordeal and the Radical Spiritual Realization of the Divine World Teacher Adi Da (The Da Avatar)
by Da Love-Ananda
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Don't think of an ELEPHANT., 21 Dec 2013
ELEPHANT ELEPHANT ELEPHANT

I bet you have an image of an elephant in your mind as you read this?

I'm the same when trying to read The Knee of Listening. I know that the writing is unmatched, and, like Alan Watts' eloquence in speaking, the writer will probably never be matched in our language.

Although Adi Da writes profoundities, and in some places dazzling profoundities, in his autobiography, I have researched online and my head is full of images of sexual orgies and women urinating down Franklin Jones' mouth. Those images are forever in our heads today, similar to the fact that Alan Watts drank himself to death spoils our listening experience of his recordings.

Therefore, trying not to think of an elephant is nigh impossible when you have been told not to think about it. If I read the man before the birth of the interned, then who knows?

You see, back in the 1970's, nobody knew about the bad things going on behind the ashram. This post-Beatles innocence, or naivete, is the reason why thousands converted and top brains like Ken Wilber, Georg A. Feuerstein, Fred Alan Wolf and many others, got shaken with Franklin Jones' ontological anchor of a system. And then it all went wrong!

Today, people online moan about the Ken Wilber issue. But my Elephant example is the reason why Wilber got so excited back in the early 1980's. We can't be too hard of people who make mistakes in those days. We forget that British liberal prime minister, Loyd George, was a fan of Adolf Hitler in the early 1930's. Neither of these guys knew what was 10 years away.

Today, I read his writings and the man can write! I am reading eloquent prose and an ability to explain things without using tired old Sanskrit words. At the back of knee, he explains some Ramana Maharshi better than anyone! He can word things in our language. This has the advantage of immediate understanding, it really does. A degree in English literature helps and if you can grasp the East and be conversant in English, then what are you waiting for?

Franlin Jones didn't wait. He started a book publishing company, oh, and he founded a religious cult!

Now imagine if it came out that Sri Ramana Maharshi kept little girls in his basement and when he got bored, he would send out his followers to local villagers at the foot of the mountain, to kidnap more little girls and boys so he can keep then in his basement? Would you be able to read his profound writings in the same way? The writings have not changed, it is just that you are now being asked not to think of the children being exploited when the cameras weren't there.

Franklin Jones only got caught doing it in the early 1980's, and if he was run over by a bus in 1981, then I would probably love his writings. However, I just can't get the stuff online out of my mind, and even though Franklin Jones can write like God himself, my mind can never be like those people in the 1970's, who got zapped by the genius of this man.

He was so talented!

"The doer is always conscienceless; no one has a conscience except the spectator". (Goethe)


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