The Mind Parasites (Colin Wilson)

“The Mind Parasites” came about when Wilson criticized a bloke named H P Lovecraft in one of his works. August Derleth, Lovecraft’s posthumous publisher and apologist, made a challenge to Wilson – saying, essentially “If you think Lovecraft was such a lousy writer, why don’t you do better yourself?” Wilson relished the challenge and set out to do just that. This book is the result. In fact, it can’t really be regarded as part of the Lovecraftian cycle – it takes too many liberties with the canon for that – but in its own right it’s an amazing work. We are not the top of the food chain; we have an energy predator which is feeding off of us and also restructuring the world in its image — this is the new world order. [Read more…]

The Road Less Travelled (M Scott Peck)

road-less-travelledPeck was a clinical psychiatrist – the material for this book came largely from his experiences with clients and others, seeing what worked and what didn’t, what was missing and what was misunderstood. Often cases involved psychotherapy, but the processes here are not confined to therapists’ offices. The same kinds of problem solving, processing and relationship building that takes place in psychotherapy can be used as life-long tools. The author is unveiling a stoic philosophy with just a touch of 1970s arrogance. [Read more…]

Chariots Of The Gods: Was God An Astronaut? (Erich von Daniken)

chariotsMy miserable old mum first brought this book to my attention. The 1960s and the 1970s produced an alarming amount of attention on “unsolved mysteries” such as the Yeti, the Bermuda Triangle, the lines on the Nazca plains, as well as UFOs. Enter Erich Von Daniken in 1967/68…tons of books and documentaries and TV shows focused heavily on the trail he blazed though many seemed just a little trite. [Read more…]

A DEFINITION OF GOD (Peter Deunov 1864 -1944)

b3bfba3ed771efddb9cc6ec5dd7999ecMy 150th post, (not really – about 25 have been deleted so I would have reached this point some time ago) and here are some inspiring words about the author of our life and universe from a spiritual giant. He was the founder of The White Brotherhood movement, based in Bulgaria, whose message has spread throughout the world. [Read more…]

BLADE RUNNER (1982 USA)

BLADE_RUNNER_ANIM_G_BURLEYHow much has the world changed since 1982? Life seemed to make more sense. But our minds were unconsciously drifting away from reality, whilst reality slowly made its way towards the visions of this powerful film. ‘Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?’, written by Phillip K Dick, was adapted to the screen by English director Ridley Scott into ‘Blade Runner’. [Read more…]

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