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I am not faculty, though at one time was adjunct. But I remain interested in academe as a cultural bellwether of sorts, not to mention as a parent who'll have to navigate undergraduate with my kids (though that's a decade off, thankfully).

Holy Wind in Navajo Philosophy is another touchstone for me! And a third would probably be Wisdom Sits in Places, I've a review if you're not familiar with that one. I'd welcome any similar recommendations of other titles I haven't read, those three have been seminal in my thinking.

I'm reading a bit more in Indian philosophy, though not deeply, as I attempt to establish a meditation practice for myself. Krishnamurti I've heard of, of course, but cannot say I've read. At the moment I find Eknath Easwaran helpful, and once that's under my belt I think I shall branch out. Any recommendations there are welcome, as well.
Interesting question about Jaynes and Damasio: I've never seen the connection made, and have been fearful the only link was the fact the two were so mind-opening for me. Certainly Damasio has clinical evidence in support of his argument, but as I recall Jaynes's argument is more speculative and provocative, deliberately so, than it is an effort to synthesize empirical data. It's been years since I've read either one, I'd be very curious to learn of any you know about, or made on your own!
Talks at Saanen was the first K. book I ever read, after which I read at least a dozen, maybe more, and saw him at lectures several times over the years, in New York and at Ojai. The book you entered today catalyzed me.
Hello bodhisattva:

My husband, Zeera (Zee) Charnoe, and I joined librarything a few days ago.
I've enjoyed reading your home page at librarything.

You have an interesting library.
I've only catalogued 200 of about 4,000 books and journals we have.
We share 3 similar books and authors, so far, but I know there are more,
including Watts, Blofeld, Obama . . .

I am helped by everything Zee has ever written or spoken.
His source of inspiration offers purpose and hope for the soul.
I have had the pleasure of being his student, partner and assistant for 21+ years.
Zee has taught and studied gnosis, gnostic writings, Huna,
Zen, Zen meditation, Tibetan Buddhism, hypnosis,
and a wide range of subjects and disciplines.
He was a physics professor of optics and acoustics, in Denmark.
He has been the CEO of numerous organizations dedicated
to environmental products and services (Life Essential Systems).

There are tens of thousands of pages
of short writings and short books at his website:

There are four actual books there,
with numerous more writings and books in process:

1. What Life Is and What Life Is For

2. Anaclysm

3. The Soul of a Poet-Philosopher
(poetry and short stories)

4. Language, Literacy and Intelligence:
Made For Each Other ! ? (1986 thesis) (draft)

There are also hundreds of audio recordings
of lectures, meditations and hypnosis scripts,
that are available on DVD's,
and are played (and archived) at a webcast:
ANACLYSM radio program

We live a very quiet, secluded life,
surrounded by plants and books.
We very much like to exchange
with others of like mind,
who seek to connect to a greater scheme.

Zee continues to write.
I would be happy to e-mail you current writings, as they become available,
if you are interested.

Thank you for your attention.
Kind regards,

Jennifer Gray Charnoe (ecohealth2003)
Zee Charnoe (ZeeCharnoe)
Dear friend, I have just joined. Is there a forum or so where small talks can be held, views exchanged?
Concerning your entry on The Inner Life of Krishnamurti: Private Passion and Perennial Wisdom, I find it astonishing how Krishnaji's own teaching can be so easily and thoroughly misunderstood or merely ignored by those who profess to understand him. But then, I doubt whether he would have been surprised.
Hi, I just joined this site. I'm a relationship expert and I'm getting ready to a column on love advice & relationships. Anyway, just thought I would connect.
Life is....
by Mother Theresa

Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is life, fight for it.
Wow, I am so glad.
I found the book difficult but, worth it. I am sure people see the title thinking it's an oxymoron. I found the chapter on spiritual experince meaningful.
I hope you enjoy the "Little" book. Thanks for your polite consideration of the group. In the future if have a book that no one else has, consider added a message in the "Unique Library Thing Book Group". It may become the way to get more people interested.

So have you had a chance to look at the "Unique Library Thing Book Group"? You certainly have unique book and reviews . What better place to get those reviews read than a silly little group like "Unique Library Thing Book Group"?

I read your review of "The Varieties of Scientific Experience: A Personal View of the Search for God…" You may be interested in the book "The Little Book of Atheist Spirituality". It is not as shrill as say Hitchens, Harris, Dawkins.

You have 42 unique titles with reviews that is pretty great. You should look at the "Unique Library Thing Book Group"

Thanks for your reply about the Alan Watts book.

Dear bodhisattva,

I cannot understand your reference to racism in your review of "Wisdom of Insecurity" by Alan Watts. I am non-white (Sri Lankan), and I have not been able to detect any evidence of a racist attitude in his books.

Dear bodhisattva : )

Thanks for listing your books. I joined Library Thing recently and have been trying to list the books that I've read and/or own. I use various lists on and have just started going through lists on Library Thing for those people with whom I have books in common. I've just gone through your catalog, which reminded me of lots of titles.

Thanks again.

Simplicity sounds good to me about now. Sigh. At work. Can't wait to get off so I can go home & veg out in front of the TV!
It's in the Phila Pa area...suburb w/a private practice "PsyCare Solutions". It's run by Ellen M Adelman & Stephen Adelman & it's a division called "The Sage Consultation" grp. They have a web site for Mind Body Intelligence thru the Sage Healing Institute? Every month the Adelmans host a clinical grp for discusion on how to use MBI (Buddhist Philosophy/psychology) w/ "clients". We usually do a brief mediation in the beginning. We meet about an hr. Once a yr they have a day for "wellness". We sit & meditate, do yoga, qi gong & talk off & on fr 8-4. We have a "mindful eating experience" at a local Middle Eastern restaurant. We sit in silence & eat for about 15-20 mins. We usually order platters ahead of time we can share fr. We only talk when the waiter take an order for soup or beverages or dessert. Neat huh?
Oh hey thanks. Trying to read Zen & Us by Graf Durckheim in between calls at work. For fun I'm reading VAMPEd. It's a funny story about a vampire/vampire world by Sosnowski.

I go to a consultation group 1x a month or so for clinicians that follow Pema Chodron/Jon Kabat-Zinn mostly. Light Zen...Bodhisatava?

Would love to talk about Buddhist philosophy...psychology any time...or good books!
Cynthia Louise
Dear bodhisattva,

Thank you (belatedly) for sharing your cover of Thich Nhat Hanh's Viet Nam: Lotus in a Sea of Fire. That was very kind of you!

I enjoyed taking a peek at your library. We seem to have a lot of books in common. It's nice that the only non-Buddhist (?) books we share are both humour: Douglas Adams's Long Dark Tea-Time and Benjamin Hoff's Tao of Pooh.

P.S. I love the Kannon photograph on your profile, too... so serene and beautiful.
Love your picture!
Hi Bhodisattva,
Thanks for the info and the link!
This is a beautiful picture in your profile page. Which Bodhisattva is it? Where was it taken? It reminds me of a great exhibition of Asian art I once saw in Seattle, WA.
Nice cross-over. Seems we have common interests. Feel free to drop by. Be well, Cora
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