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Buddha Brats A Modern Tale Of Enlightenment by Adamas
Adamas tells us his crazy stories about his path towards awakening (and some of his friends) and describes his favorite techniques (a mix of Homeopathy with Dzogchen and Chod).

It's all well dressed with plenty of Crazy Wisdom: dealing drugs in Asia, or making Homeopathy remedies to produce a whole city to attain instantaneous enlightenment (which didn't work as planned) among other things.

It is very empowering in that it shows how we can get this done in mondern times, and you don't need to hide in a cave in the Himalayas.

The reason I gave 4 stars instead of 5 is because sometimes it gets difficult to read and often repetitive. That aside, I loved the… Read more
A Little Death: A Journey to Awakening through Med&hellip by Ona Kiser
5.0 out of 5 stars A Little Death - The Book, 24 April 2012
After keeping us - readers - wanting more for a while with her successful blog (alittledeathblog) she got a book out.

In her book she tells us about her tale towards awakening. In the last decade there has been a bunch of contemporary dudes coming out of the spiritual closet and showing the rest of us how meditation (and various other spiritual disciplines) can indeed be mastered if you put time an effort into it.

Ona tells you in the book why she started practicing, and the background from which she draws (Santeria and Palo). Later, she starts fiddling with many other traditions (Buddhist, Western...), and after attaining Knowledge and Conversation with her HGA she is… Read more
Now That's What I Call Chaos Magick: v. 1 & 2 by Julian Vayne
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars NTWICCM, 26 Nov 2011
To my taste:

The back of the book sells it as an amazing book. I was quite disappointed.

The first book contains a bunch or group rituals, which are interesting, especially because those guys made them up. They aren't very useful rituals as the conditions in which they were done are less than ideal, but interesting to read nonetheless. That gives my 2 out of five stars.

The ritual that I enjoyed most was the cookie-baking ritual: baking cookies and then having them to invoke an entity as a group ritual

In the second book I saw NLP and mantak chia stuff. Great stuff if thats what you're into, but not what I'd expect to see in a magick book… Read more