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Name one movie, book or experience that changed your world view

 
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I am surprised how many fictional movies and books were pointed out as opposed to recorded events. For me it was the 9-11 events. Prior to that day I was a young sheep.
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Same here. Seeing those building fall onto their own footprint and the 'pulling' of wtc building 7 on LIVE t.v....I haven't been the same since.
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I was totally shocked by the WTC event, but no more so than the IRA attacks on London
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Books: H2G2 (Hitch Hikers Guide)

Music: Ramones

Movie: Grave of the Firefly's
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Be Here Now
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+1

And The Little Prince.
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9/11 of course, it was like the shadow world opened up and exposed itself to us. I knew it was an inside job from the moment I saw it happen.

Narcissus and Goldmund inspired me to chase women and get high. Helped me enjoy life more.
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Are you a chick or a gay by any chance OP...?

Regards
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Amongst others. Check out Sophie Scholl, really really good.
Sophie Scholl The Final days
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The Magnificant 7
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The day the earth caught fire
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'Punisher' threads here at GLP.

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the wheel of time series by robert jordan. fantasy fiction.


some people say he dragged it on, but for others like me... i can live my life by the same rules applied in the books. and as my knowledge of symbols and esoteric knowledge expands, i can see the similarities in the series.

i have used techniques from the books to wash away fear and anxiety, to look upon others with respect and treat them with such.

i admire the detailed and exuberant life of the characters. amazing books.
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Jonathan Livingston Seagull -- don't laugh; this had a profound effect on my spiritual beliefs...
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Beat me to it. One-of-a-kind book. Changed mine, too.
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Jonathan Livingston Seagull -- don't laugh; this had a profound effect on my spiritual beliefs...
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Beat me to it. One-of-a-kind book. Changed mine, too.
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hf
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Psylocybin mushrooms & LSD
The Diceman by Luke Rhineheart
Far Journeys by Robert Munroe
Mystic Chords & Sacred Spaces by Steve Roach
Breaking up with my first girlfriend
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the carlos castanada books.
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yes
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Absolutely. I firmly believe he was writing from actual experience and not producing a work of fiction, as has been suggested. What do you think OP
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The Long Emergency - by James Howard Kunstler
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Jonathan Livingston Seagull -- don't laugh; this had a profound effect on my spiritual beliefs...
 Quoting: Little Bee


One of my best friends had the same experience with that book. Hmm, maybe I'll read it.
 Quoting: Swinging on Spirals

also do read the follow-up, "Illusions: the adventures of a reluctant messiah", by the same author.


what changed my life was "Le matin des magiciens" (Morning of the magicians) by Louis Pauwels and Chaques Bergier; that book was fourty years ahead of the times, and is still one of the most complete studies on everything that those in power want to remain hidden.
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Richard Bach, the author, wrote a lot of stuff prior to JLS and it's all worth reading. Google him. (Sorry for the language, lol)
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Movie: Fist Of The North Star
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Book: Jüri Lina - Architects of Deception: The Concealed History of Freemasonry

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The Compassionate Revolution by David Edwards
scottish, british, european but first of all Human. Even this is not true. I am Spirit appearing to be solid, just like all life everywhere
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Film/TV: LOST

Book: Alan Watts - The Way of Zen

Experience: Shrooms in the forest
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"A Peoples History of the United States" - Howard Zinn, read it when i was 13, haven't looked back since.
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Film: Waking Life
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Wow I found this on youtube! I had this album...wonderful~ give it a listen. ( audio not the best but good enough)hf
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I think that a movie I watched as a kid, shown at school on what to do if a nuclear bomb strikes introduced me to how scary the world was.

Many years later an audio by Thich Nhat Hanh reminded me how beautiful the world can be.
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Some mushrooms at the Jerry Garcia band show in landover,md the capital center. It made me who I am.
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Re: Name one movie, book or experience that changed your world view
The Bible...

After I actually read it whole - especially OT - I turned agnostic.

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That's an easy mistake to make.
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Yeah, I rather should have read the Bible. What a mistake!

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The Bible and The Wall,

Both can be lightly studied, or very, very deep
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Movie: Fire in the Sky. (scared the crap out of me as a kid)
The best things can't be told
because they transcend thought.
The second best are misunderstood, because those are the thoughts that are supposed
to refer to that which can't be thought about. The third best are what we talk about.
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I was influenced by Ayn Rand for a few years, but after a while I realized that her philosophy of non-sacrifice either way doesn't really work out in practice. If you have a completely non-sacrificial view you end up plundering the environment or people not classified as persons (such as human fetuses) in order to make a good life for everyone else; people approved of by Ayn Rand, that is. I think a Randian politics would make life better for some people, but at the expense of many others and of the environment. Still, if you take her ideas out of context a bit, there are a few good ideas.

A few years later I was strongly influenced by "Where the Wasteland Ends" by Theodore Roszak. His ideas on how we might find ways of studying nature other than today's materialistic science were very interesting. Several other interesting books turned up when I started researching the origins of Roszak's ideas, and it turned out to be a very interesting intellectual inquiry.
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I think that And rand has been a major influence on everyone who reads her for the first time. Especially Americans.

I see her in quite the opposite way that you do though. She dreamed of freedom and she assumed that America was the Utopian haven that she heard of..that it has pretended be.

Coming from Soviet Russia I suppose that America looked good at the time. The American political system now mirrors more the place she escaped then the place she dreamed of.

Ayn Rand had genius, she had vision,and she was like a machine, maybe she was Vulcan. :-)

In theory her views would create harmony...in practice, well...name a social, economical or any political system that has has ever sustained a true Republic. She was an idealist..maybe. A bit bitter at the end? FOR SURE!


My question is,why do you think she advocates plunder? And how would her way of living be at the expense of anyone? All of her writings are exhortations against the very things you accuse her of supporting.

But the most people think Capitalism is a political system and not and economic system.

Hmm


She reminds me of Plato and Nietzsche stuck in the same body arguing about why Machiavelli and Obama can't longer friends.
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'Unrestricted Warfare' about our war with China.
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Re: Name one movie, book or experience that changed your world view
movies:

- fight club (film & book)

- the holy mountain (alexandro Jodorowsky)




books:

- the little prince (antoine de saint-exupery)

- the way of Tarot, the spiritual teacher in the cards (alexandro jodorowsky & marianne costa)

- carlos castaneda´s

- the art of peace (Morihei Ueshiba)



experiences:

- meditation

- psychomagick



note: spiritual experiences are totally 100% personal. I had one very big "wake up call" in september 18th, 2006.

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