Thursday, April 4, 2019

My Current Bookshelf April 2019

I guess you could say I've been doing some spring cleaning. I've had stuff in boxes for nearly three years now and finally decided to unpack some of my books and put them on display. It's a little dark, but it'll have to do.

It's a snap shot of my life of the books I'm presently reading, or thinking about reading, or have once read and feel I will probably read again.

The theme appears to be Taoism, esoteric mythology, Buckminster Fuller, Benjamin Franklin, Noam Chomsky, and the 150th anniversary of the World Almanac. I enjoy looking at statistics. And often browse through that almanac and could get lost in it for hours; it's really great inspiration having all that information so readily available, and really the paperback hard copy version can't be beat.

Actually, I own a Kindle too, and have hundreds of books on it, but honestly I sort of despise it. I think of it more as a good way to preview a book, or only to read a book I couldn't read otherwise, but no question about it, if I had a choice between an eBook and the hard copy version, and they both cost the same, or better yet, their both free, I'd choose the physical book every time.

I took a picture because I enjoy looking at pictures of books and blogging about it. It reminds me of when I used to photograph my library books, and post about it here. I used to check out so many books, more than I could ever actually read, but I suppose I was more ambitious back then, since for awhile there I once had a millionaires wealth of time, all the time in the world to read (reminds me of that Twilight Zone episode Time Enough at Last); now, not so much, but I'm trying to get back there to that space, that state of mind that makes time a value in itself not defined by money, neither its absence or expansion, the space of being and doing what you wish without regards to money, not thinking about it, not needing it, not missing it, and not worrying about losing it.

That's a rare state, let me tell you, not to be enslaved by money, the pursuit of gaining it, or the fear of losing it. It's a rare balancing act to find the luxury of time, and an even greater rarity to put that time to good use.

Themes of interest I will be revisiting in my life are, the study of longevity, rejuvenation, immortality, life extension research; geomancy, I Ching, and deep mythology -- to read all the works of Joseph Campbell for one, and not rush through it; also to learn more about magic and psychic phenomenon -- of particular interest is the work of Dean Radin; and this is the book I plan to read soon: Real Magic: Ancient Wisdom, Modern Science, and the Guide to the Secret Power of the Universe.

Over and out. Until next time. See you in six months. It's a joke.