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MY LIBRARY


INTRODUCTION

This page serves a number of purposes. :

- it allows others to see what I've read over the years, for recommending further books that either they or I may like;
- it offers a view into my psyche (whether readers' findings in this regard are accurate is, of course, another matter);
- it provides a convenient reference-point for referring back to old favourites, as the occasion arises; and
- it covers something of the bibliography for my forthcoming book.

Unfortunately, for the last concern, most over my reading over the last ten years has been of magazines and library books - I have a separate collection of material for these. But it should prove useful, just the same. The list also helps to show that my ideas actually come from a solid foundation, instead of some imaginative whim or fancy.

For the moment, this list just covers my main bookcase. The second bookcase (which contains my law books and large folio texts) and my small music bookcase (which includes texts of music theory, biographies, and sheet music) may be included later. The list will be probably never be complete - since there are a number of secondary books which aren't worth mentioning here. Space (and time) also precludes me from covering my huge collection of magazines.

MAIN BOOKCASE (books shown in order, arranged into shelves)My books - 1984

- The Mind Map Book: Tony Buzan
- An Introduction to Philosophical Analysis: John Hospers
- Evolution of Consciousness: Robert Ornstein
- Behaviour Modification: Martin/Pear
- Introduction to Logic: Irving Copi
- A Logical Introduction to Philosophy: Richard Purtill
- Philosophy for Beginners: Richard Osborne
- Godel, Escher, Bach - An Eternal Braid: Douglas Hofstadter
- How Things Are: ed. Brockman/Matson
- What Remains to be Discovered: John Maddox
- The Fontana Dictionary of Modern Thought
- The Art of Clear Thinking: Rudolf Flesch
- Six Thinking Hats: Edward de Bono
- Complexity: M. Mitchell-Waldrop
- The Holographic Mind: Michael Talbot
- Other Worlds: Paul Davies
- Hawking for Beginners: McEvoy/Zarate
- A Brief History of Time: Stephen Hawking
- The Medium is the Massage: Marshall McLuhan
- Understanding Media: Marshall McLuhan
- Future Shock: Alvin Toffler
- Essential Genetics: Anna Hodson
- The Selfish Gene: Richard Dawkins
- Mapping the Mind: Rita Carter
- The Emperor's New Mind: Roger Penrose
- The Computer and the Mind: Philip Johnson-Larid
- Machines That Think: ed. Isaac Asimov
- Virtual Reality: Howard Rheingold
- Artificial Intelligence: Elaine Rich
- Eco Computer - The Impact of Global Intelligence: Geoff Simons
- Against the Gods - The Remarkable Story of Risk: Peter Bernstein
- Society and Technological Change: Rudi Volti
- Answers Online: Barbara Newlin
- The Dream Machine - Exploring the Computer Age: Palfreman/Swade

- The Past We Share: E L Ranelagh
- Putting Away Childish Things: Ute Ranke-Heinemann
- Passages - A Guide for Pilgrims of the Mind: Andersen/Savany
- The Death of Forever: Daryl Reannen
- Shamanic Voices: John Halifax MD
- Stolen Lightning - The Social Theory of Magic: Daniel Lawrence O'Keefe
- The History of Magic in the Modern Age: Nevill Drury (dedicated/signed)
- Book Four: Aleister Crowley
- The Magical World of Aleister Crowley: Francis King
- Ritual Magic: David Conway
- Hypnosis Revealed: Melvin Powers
- The Outsider: Colin Wilson
- Beyond the Occult: Colin Wilson
- How to Test and Develop Your ESP: Paul Huson
- How to really Know Yourself through Your Handwriting: Shirl Solomon
- The Master Game: Robert S de Ropp
- The Myth of Mental Illness: Thomas Szasz
- Prisoners of Pain: Arthur Janov
- The New Psychology of Dreaming: Richard Jones
- Being In Dreaming: Florinda Donner
- Jung for Beginners: Hyde/McGuinness
- Memories, Dreams, Reflections: Carl Jung
- C. G. Jung Speaking - Interviews & Encounters: ed. McGuire/Hull
- The Psychology of Study: C A Mace
- Human Memory: Vernon Gregg
- Superlearning: Ostrander/Schroeder
- Check Your own IQ: H J Eysenck
- Intelligence and Personality: Alice Heim
- The Psychology of Interpersonal Behaviour: Michael Argyle
- The Happiness Purpose: Edward de Bono
- The Silent Language: Edward Hall
- Body Language: Julius Fast
- Beyond Games and Scripts: Eric Berne
- Sex in Human Loving: Eric Berne
- The Alexander Technique: Sarah Barker
- The Rise and Fall of the Third Chimpanzee: Jared Diamond
- How Did Sex Begin?: R. Brasch
- Man Maintenance: Jill Margo
- The Nature Doctor: Dr. H C A Vogel
- Your Body Doesn't Lie: Dr. John Diamond
- Surviving Exercise: Judy Alter
- Getting Together: Fisher/Brown
- Real Events Revisited - Fantasy, Memory & Psychoanalysis: Ann Scott
- The Body Reveals: Kurtz/Prester
- Sexual Secrets: Douglas/SingerMy books - 2001

- Zen and the Ways: Trevor Leggett
- Rational Zen - The Mind of Dogen Zenji: Thomas Cleary
- On Zen Practice: Maesumi/Glassman
- The Buddhist Experience - Sources and Interpretations: Stephen Beyer
- A New Approach to Buddhism: Dhiravamsa
- Eastern Philosophy for Beginners: Osborne/Van Loon
- The Art of Breathing: Nancy Zi
- Rhythms of Vision: Lawrence Blair
- Japanese Art: Joan Stanley-Baker
- A Concise History of Indian Art: Ray Craven
- The Art of Tantra: Philip Rawson
- The Penguin Krishnamurti Reader: ed. Mary Lutyens
- The Second Krishnamurti Reader: ed. Mary Lutyens
- The Tibetan Book of the Dead: W Y Evans-Wentz
- Zen Flesh, Zen Bones: Paul Reps
- The Penguin Book of Zen Poetry: ed. Stryk/Ikemoto
- Manual of Zen Buddhism: D T Suzuki
- Tibetan Yoga: W Y Evans-Wentz
- The Complete Yoga Book: James Hewitt
- Initiation into Yoga: Sri Krishna Prem
- The Rubai'yat of Omar Khayyam
- The Shakespeare Conspiracy: Phillips/Keatman
- Teach Yourself Correct English: Brian Phythian
- The Writers' Handbook: Beazley/Marr
- Edit Yourself: Bruce Ross-Larson
- The Anatomy of the Novel: Marjorie Boulton
- Elements of Style: Strunk and White
- The Little Rhetoric: Edward Corbett
- Supernature: Lyall Watson
- Frontiers of Consciousness: ed. John White
- The Doors of Perception/Heaven and Hell: Aldous Huxley
- Moksha: Aldous Huxley
- The Human Biocomputer: John C Lilly MD
- The Centre of the Cyclone: John C Lilly MD
- The Dyadic Cyclone: John C Lilly MD with Antonietta Lilly
- Simulations of God: John C Lilly MD
- The Politics of Ecstasy: Timothy Leary
- The Techings of Don Juan: Carlos Castaneda
- A Separate Reality: Carlos Castaneda
- The Second Ring of Power: Carlos Castaneda
- The Eagle's Gift: Carlos Castaneda
- The Art of Dreaming: Carlos Castaneda
- A Magical Journey with Carlos Castaneda: Margaret Runyan Castaneda
- A Toltec Path: Ken Eagle Feather
- Amazing Dope Tales: Stephen Gaskin
- Food of the Gods: Terence McKenna
- Hippie Hippie Shake: Richard Neville (dedicated/signed)

- The Happiest Man Alive - A Biography of Henry Miller: Mary Dearborne
- Henry and June: Anais Nin
- The Wisdom of the Heart: Henry Miller
- The Cosmological Eye: Henry Miller
- The Henry Miller Reader: Henry Miller
- Sailing Into the Everglades: Henry Miller
- Tropic of Cancer: Henry Miller
- Black Spring: Henry Miller
- Tropic of Capricorn: Henry Miller
- Sexus: Henry Miller
- Plexus: Henry Miller
- Nexus: Henry Miller
- The Air Conditioned Nightmare: Henry Miller
- The Infinite Moment: John Wyndham
- Labyrinths: Jorge Luis Borges
- The Book of Imaginary Beings: Jorge Luis Borges
- The Book of Sand: Jorge Luis Borges
- The Magus: John Fowles
- The Age of Reason: Jean-Paul Sartre
- Iron in the Soul: Jean-Paul Sartre
- The Reprieve: Jean-Paul Sartre
- Steppenwolf: Herman Hesse
- The Glass Bead Game: Herman Hesse
- Big Sur: Jack Kerouac
- On the Road: Jack Kerouac
- Foucault's Pendulum: Umberto Eco
- Opium Tales: Geza Csath
- Beat Hotel: Harold Norse
- Junky: William Burroughs
- A William Burroughs Reader: ed. John Calder
- Cities of the Red Night: William Burroughs
- The Western Lands: William Burroughs
- Gravity's Rainbow: Thomas Pynchon
- Ancient Evenings: Norman Mailer
- Black Water - An Anthology of Fantastic Literature: ed. Alberto Manguel
- Seven Nights: Jorge Luis Borges
- Collected Fictions: Jorge Luis Borges

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