Literature

Fiction

Yanni – Keys to Imagination

Abba – I Have a Dream

[Verse 1]
I have a dream, a song to sing
To help me cope with anything
If you see the wonder of a fairy tale
You can take the future, even if you fail

Reading Rainbow

The Oedipus Cycle, Sophocles (429 BC)
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Mark Twain (1876)
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain (1884)
The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame (1908)
The Boxcar Children, Gertrude Chandler  (1924)
Brave New World, Aldous Huxley (1931)
Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien (1937)
Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck (1937)
The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck (1939)
Johnny Tremain, Esther Forbes (1943)
1984, George Orwell (1949)
The Chronicles of Narnia, C.S. Lewis (1950)
The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger (1951)
The Crucible, Arthur Miller (1953)
Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury (1953)
Lord of the Flies, William Golding (1954)
Island of the Blue Dolphins, Scott ‘O Dell (1960)
Where the Red Fern Grows, Wilson Rawls (1961)
A Wrinkle in Time,  Madeleine L’Engle (1962)
Encyclopedia Brown, Donald J. Sobol (1963)
Dune, Frank Herbert (1965)
The Greatest Salesman in the World, OG Mandingo (1968)
Danny, Champion of the World, Roald Dahl (1975)
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams (1978)
The Far Side, Gary Larson (1979)
Choose Your Own Adventure, Bantam Books (1979)
The Witches, Roald Dahl (1983)
The Wheel of Time, Robert Jordan (1984)
Calvin and Hobbes, Bill Waterson (1985)
Ender’s Game, Orson Scott Card (1985)
Hatchet, Gary Paulson (1986)
Redwall, Brian Jacques (1986)
Sphere, Michael Crichton (1987)
Matilda, Roald Dahl (1988)
She’s Come Undone, Wally Lamb (1992)
The Celestine Prophecy: An Adventure, James Redfield (1993)
The Giver, Lois Lowry (1993)
A Child Called: It, Dave Pelzer (1995)
A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin (1996)
Project Epiphany, Richard Boylan (1996)
Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling (1997)
Prey, Michael Crichton (2002)
Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini (2003)
The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown (2003)
Michael Vey, Richard Paul Evans (2011)
John Grisham
Beverly Clearly

Non-fiction

[Verse 3: Sabac]
….
To control the population and in the states and overseas
You put poison in the weed and the milk we feed our seeds

Something Just Like This – Coldplay

[Verse 1: Chris Martin]
I’ve been reading books of old
The legends and the myths
Achilles and his gold
Hercules and his gifts

The Metaphysics, Aristotle (350 BCE)
Tao Te Ching, Laozi (500)
Akathist Hymn to the Theotokos (~500)
Japji Sahib, Guru Nanak (1469)
Discourse on the Method and the Meditation, Descartes (1647)
Septuagint, Anonymous (1844)
Walden, Henry David Thoreau (1854)
The Assumption of Moses (1861)
Enoch the Phillistine, LeRoy Hooker (1898)
The Kybalion, Three Initiates (1908)
Crystallizing Public Opinion, Edward Bernays (1923)
Propaganda, Edward Bernays (1928)
The Secret Teachings of All Ages, Manly P. Hall (1928)
The Screwtape Letters, C.S. Lewis (1942)
The Abolition of Man, C.S Lewis (1943)
Animal Farm, George Orwell (1945)
Autobiography of a Yogi, Paramahansa Yogananda (1946)
The Boy Who Saw True, Neville Spearman (1952)
The Urantia Book, The Urantia Foundation (1955)
The Archetypes and The Collective Unconscious, Carl Jung (1969)
Edgar Cayce’s Story of Jesus, Edgar Cayce (1969)
Psychology and the Occult, Carl Jung (1970)
Farewell To Manzannar, Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston (1973)
Surya Namaskara, Swami Satyananda Saraswati (1973)
Psychic Exploration: A Challenge for Science, Edgar Mitchell (1974)
The Portable Jung, Carl Jung & Joseph Campbell (1976)
The Second Coming of Christ: The Resurrection of the Christ Within You, Paramahansa Yogananda (1980)
Develop Your Psychic Skills, Enid Hoffman (1981)
Critical Path, R. Buckminster Fuller (1982)
Holy Blood, Holy Grail, Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh, Henry Lincoln (1982)
The Way of the Animal Powers, Joseph Campbell (1983)
The Lost Years of Jesus, Elizabeth Clare Prophet (1984)
The Way of the Seeded Earth, Joseph Campbell (1988)
Travels, Michael Crichton (1988)
The Coming of the Cosmic Christ, Matthew Fox (1988)
The Gospel According to Jesus, Stephen Mitchel (1991)
Behold a Pale Horse, Milton William Cooper (1991)
Band of Brothers, Stephen E. Ambrose (1992)
The Way of the Explorer, Edgar Mitchell (1996)
Stalking the Wild Pendulum: On the Mechanics of Consciousness, Itzhak Bentov (1998)
The Four Agreements, Don Miguel Ruiz (1997)
Remote Viewers: The Secret History of America’s Psychic Spies, Jim Schnabel (1997)
Dictionary of Symbols, Jack Tressider (1998)
Paranormal People: The Famous, Infamous And The Supernatural, Paul Chambers (1998)
The Bhagavad Gita: According to Paramhansa Yogananda  (1998)
Body 2; The Incredible World Of ESP, Thomas Chan (1999)
Star Kids: The Emerging Cosmic Generation, Richard Boylan (2007)
The Secret Doctrine, H.P. Blavatsky (2009)
ZEALOT: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth, Reza Aslan (2013)
The Hero’s Journey: Joseph Campbell on His Life and Work, Joseph Campbell (2014)
Real Magic, Dean Radin (2018)
The Secret of Eternal Youth, Param Pujya Sant Shri Asaramji Bapu (????)
The Book of Enoch (????)

A handful of the literature on religions (mostly the legends of Jesus) are shelved and have not been read yet.

Seeing as how the bible is the most sold and read book for centuries, it is not included. The welfare of humankind during these times leaves the question of the “infallibility” of the bible to be desired. Also see: Unitarianism

“Combat Training” (Spiritual warfare)

Tank straps Neo back into the jack-in chair, by-passes some preliminary programs and loads him up with combat training, starting with Jiu Jitsu. When Tank hits “load” Neo is shocked by the force of the knowledge pouring into him.

“I think he likes it,” says Tank, “want some more?”

“Hell yes,” replies Neo.

Neo is fed a series of martial arts techniques including Kempo, Tae Kwon Do, Drunken Boxing and Kung Fu. Morpheus and Tank are amazed at Neo’s ability to ingest information, but Morpheus wants to test Neo.z

Note: As opposed to reading an entire novel, nowadays one can search online to learn in a fraction of the time. Some things may be missed but an efficient method regardless. This method would not apply as well to fiction.

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