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Member: quicksiva

CollectionsYour library (1,552), Currently reading (7), All collections (1,552)

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Tagshistory (382), science fiction (307), religion (199), philosophy (185), psychology (119), politics (117), African American (107), culture (106), Egypt (105), America (91) — see all tags

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About meCompulsive Reader with a Tao Jones.

"Without struggle there is no progress." Douglas

"Space is the place for the Human Race." Sun Ra

"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend.
Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." Marx

"Oppose book worship." Mao

"The only thing faster than the speed of light, is the speed of thought." Elijah Muhammad

I loved classical mythology and science fiction as a child and read all the libraries had to offer. I carried my "space operas" up into trees and and day dreamed that I was killing time on inter-stellar flights long before I watched Sputnik sparkle across the Chicago sky.

Kinda loony, I trained mind and body to be a space age super hero (an intelligent Flash Gordon). An early alchemist, I even had a secret laboratory behind the stairs where I first combined real sulfur and mercury for some strange reason. I learned that burning brimstone has the color of heaven, and the smells like hell.

I 've always been fascinated by characters who could defeat their more powerful opponents using some sort of occult skills. The first real book in my personal collection, was a jiu jitsu manual I purchased in 1953. For the past 35 years, I have focused on learning Tai Chi Chuan. This art has given me great pleasure over the years as well as proving a most practical choice, any number of times.

A WWII book, "Those Devil's in Baggy Pants" convinced me that I wanted to jump out of airplanes one day. "Starship Troopers" did more to teach me civic responsibility than Plato's "Apology".

Libraries were a second home during my teens. I love librarians, they have mostly been very kind to me. A librarian introduced me to Zen Buddhism in the late 50's. Another kind librarian allowed me to hear Margaret Burroughs read her poetry a year or two later.

It's said that "If you can remember the 60's, you weren't there." I must have had a really good time. However, as soon as I was graduated, I was drafted.

My actual military career was largely spent typing reports and making coffee for real heros in the Airborne Department at Ft Lee, VA, but at least I got to jump out of airplanes, wear a special uniform and swagger, just like in my youthful fantasies. The most heroic thing I have really ever done was to teach in the inner- city for 35 years.

The books I collect today are those I would expect any post-paleolithic paradigm pilots to own. After all, when the Jedhi finally come calling, I want to be ready.

About my libraryThis is my third library. The first consisted of the hundreds of funny books(graphic novels) I had collected in the 50's. Upset when my parents' split up, I burned them.

Book Clubs, school textbooks, and second hand paper backs provided most of the works in my second library.

For the past 30 years I have tried to focus on works that "mean something." All English translations of Egyptian, Coptic, Indian, Greek, Roman, and Chinese classics in religion, science, philosophy, martial arts, alchemy, tantric yoga, and science fiction. The books I have listed are all in my possession, and are annotated, highlighted, and/or tagged to facilitate further research.

It may look like a mere pile of books, but it's "Mind, all Mind."

GroupsA Pearl of Wisdom and Enlightenment, African/African American Literature, All Books Africa, Amazon's Kindle, American History, American Revolution & Founding Fathers History, Ancient Egypt, Ancient History, Atheist Fiction, Banned Booksshow all groups

Favorite authorsPatricia Hill Collins (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstores57th Street Books

Real nameKRATOZ "quicksiva" nSW.T

LocationHyde Park, IL

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Member sinceApr 8, 2008

Currently readingScience and Civilization in China Volume V:4 by Joseph Needham
The Zohar: Pritzker Edition, Vol. 1 by Daniel C. Matt
The Zohar: Pritzker Edition, Vol. 2 by Daniel C. Matt
The Zohar: Pritzker Edition, Vol. 3 by Daniel C. Matt
The Zohar 4: Pritzker Edition, Volume Four (Zohar: The Pritzker Editions) by Daniel Matt
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Dear @Q. May we be friends?

I refer you to an obscure but important book by Ethyl G. Stewart: The Dene and Na-Dene Indian Migration 1233 A.D.: Escape from Genghis Kahn to America

An advanced Asian culture was wiped out by Genghis Kahn, except for a small group who fled to the American continent. Some of them are known to us today as the Apache and the Navajo.

Form reasons I have incorporated in legal claims against Canada, which conform to facts I am acquainted with on the ground in British Columbia, I believe the core group discussed by Stewart is the founder, in America, of the Totem Pole culture, with the Potlatch (the term derives from Aramaic, Pesach or Passover). This belief then switches times and says these families were those in Israel from whom Mary and Jesus were born.

So the thesis is that Jesus is alive today on Earth, concealed for the nonce, but totally prepared to 'complete' the Heavenly Kingdom by means of simple legal procedures.

On another cant I say the Black Race will rise as a body and assert Peace, Order and Good Government globally after they/We identify the direct descendant families from pre-Adamic Eden, hence untouched by sin.

Sin, being abandonment of Nature, amounts to building and living in cities.

Hence, we merely 'repent' by closing the cities and returning to the Garden of Nature (Nature has rights too).

I would love to discuss any of this with you since your authority extends to the poles of my theory.
Dear @Q. May we be friends?

I refer you to an obscure but important book by Ethyl G. Stewart: The Dene and Na-Dene Indian Migration 1233 A.D.: Escape from Genghis Kahn to America

An advanced Asian culture was wiped out by Genghis Kahn, except for a small group who fled to the American continent. Some of them are known to us today as the Apache and the Navajo.

Form reasons I have incorporated in legal claims against Canada, which conform to facts I am acquainted with on the ground in British Columbia, I believe the core group discussed by Stewart is the founder, in America, of the Totem Pole culture, with the Potlatch (the term derives from Aramaic, Pesach or Passover). This belief then switches times and says these families were those in Israel from whom Mary and Jesus were born.

So the thesis is that Jesus is alive today on Earth, concealed for the nonce, but totally prepared to 'complete' the Heavenly Kingdom by means of simple legal procedures.

On another cant I say the Black Race will rise as a body and assert Peace, Order and Good Government globally after they/We identify the direct descendant families from pre-Adamic Eden, hence untouched by sin.

Sin, being abandonment of Nature, amounts to building and living in cities.

Hence, we merely 'repent' by closing the cities and returning to the Garden of Nature (Nature has rights too).

I would love to discuss any of this with you since your authority extends to the poles of my theory.
Your thread on the 1016 Orhtodox

COuncil (in which you an Tim

are, at this writing, the only

ones to post) interested me greatly.

I was wondering if either of you

or later participants know the

names of the 12 expected churches?

I was able to think of five sure churches,

and four other possibilities, plus one which

was mentioned in the link.

1 -- 5: (Definite): Russian, Ukrainian, Romanian,

Bulgarian, Cypriot.

6-10: (not so sure of): Coptic (Egyptian),

Armenian, Latvian, Estonian, Syrian.

11. (mentioned in the link): Czech/Slovak.
Yes I got Fu Zhongwen Mastering yang Style Taijiquan and love it; study it ever night in addition to my practice.

I you are ever willing to tell me you favorite taiji books, I would love to hear.

I currently study with a man who was the translator for Cheng Man Cheng during his years here.

He and Ben Lo are two well known teachers in this lineage.

Are you of a different lineage?

Ur.

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It's said that "If you can remember the 60's, you weren't there."

I was there, quicksiva, and I believe I captured it in my first person, nonfiction novel:

http://www.librarything.com/work/6451161

Available through Internet booksellers, and in Italy, if you find yourself there and happen to speak Italian.
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