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Seth Godin

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What's the overlooked gem, the book I haven't read that I must?

Every reader has at least one, that book that never caught on, or is out of print, but that resonates so much with people that they can't forget it. I still remember reading "The Republic of Tea" on the Sunday it came out years ago. And of course, Steve Pressfield's "The War of Art" which I've purchased and handed out a dozen times so far...

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    Feb 19 2011: Fritjof Capra - The Tao of Physics and The turning Point
    Stanislav Grof - Beyond the Brain, The cosmic Game and The ultimate Journey
    and of course, Aldous Huxley, all of them, specially brave new world, the island and perennial philosophy
    • Feb 21 2011: I recommended Grof's Beyond the Brain to someone just today, in the context of explaining Grof's proposition that there exist "basic perinatal matrices" -- womb experiences of distinct character -- which influence later, post-natal experience.

      I got quite a bit out of the compendia edited by Peter Titelman on Bowen Family Systems Theory, especially the volume entitled Emotional Cutoff.

      I also quite enjoyed Malcolm Gladwell's Blink, which was not only a great read, but also a book which freed me up to trust my own, rapidly apprehended, intuition about many things.

      I found a valuable read Kathryn Schultz's recent book Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error.

      Also recommended: The Guru Papers: Masks of Authoritarian Power, by Joel Kramer and Diana Alstad. A series of interconnected, essays, pre-web hypertext, if you like, on various subjects including a very insightful power analysis of cults.

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