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Banned Or Subversive Booklist – 2010
1. Principia Discordia, Kerry Thornley and Doug Hill.
2. Book of the Law, Aleister Crowley; and Book of Lies.
3. Beelzebub’s Tales to His Grandson, G.I. Gurdjieff.
4. The King In Yellow, Robert W. Chambers.
5. Grunch of Giants, R. Buckminster Fuller; and Critical Path.
6. Aegypt, John Crowley.
7. The High Place; and Jurgen, James Branch Cabell.
8. Flatland, Edwin Abbott.
9. Cosmicomics, Italo Calvino.
10. Surreal Numbers, Donald E. Knuth.
11. Freedom From The Known, J. Krishnamurti.
12. The Body Electric, Dr. Robert Becker.
13. The New Inquisition, Robert Anton Wilson.
14. To Sail Beyond The Sunset, Robert Anson Heinlein.
15. The Strange Life of Ivan Osokin, P.D. Ouspensky.
16. A Manual of Abhidhamma … Edited In The Original Pàli Text With English Translation And Explanatory Notes, Nàrada Mahà Thera; and, Glimpses of Abhidharma, Chögyam Trungpa, Rinpoche.
17. The Soul’s Code; and Archetypal Psychology, James Hillman.
18. The Biology of Transcendenc; and The End of Evolution, J.C. Pearce.
19. Thought As A System, David Bohm.
20. Ulysses, James Joyce.
21. The Electric Sky, Don Scott.
22. Worlds In Collision, Immanuel Velikovsky.
23. Homo schizo I & II, Alfred DeGrazia.
24. Carl Sagan & Immanuel Velikovsky, Charles Ginenthal.
25. The Big Bang Never Happened, Eric Lerner.
26. Passwords, Jean Baudrillard.
27. The History of Sexuality, vols.1 & 2; and Discipline and Punish: The Birth of The Prison; and Madness and Civilization: A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason, Michel Foucault.
28. Manufacturing Consent; and Keeping The Rabble In Line, Noam Chomsky.
29. Design For The Real World, Victor Papanek.
30. Seven Experiments That Could Change The World, Rupert Sheldrake.
31. Angels Don’t Play This HAARP, Nick Begich.
32. Gravitational Mystery Spots, Douglas Vogt.
Those are the 32 books you must be able to prove you've read, to receive that cash prize.
Note that in the original document all the book titles
were underscored, not just for tradition but for better
Today is February 13, 2015, and, looking over this list, I noticed that the challenge and prize offer are missing. So, just to repeat and re-post it, it is this: the first person who can prove to me that she or he has read all the Banned or Subversive Books above, will receive a cash (or online equivalent) prize from me.
Note that in a few cases, and entry may contain two closely related books by the same author, so the actual total is closer to 40 books.
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