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Avant-Garde meditative shamanic noise music to challenge and expand the mind, made by and for people who do not exist. This album in particular was inspired in part through work with the plant Salvia Divinorum and esoteric/occult philosophy.

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Avant-Garde meditative shamanic noise music to challenge and expand the mind, made by and for people who do not exist. I crafted this little album over a period of seven years, just for you.

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The Book of Disquiet: The Complete Edition Cover Image
By Fernando Pessoa, Jerónimo Pizarro (Editor), Margaret Jull Costa (Translated by)
ISBN: 9780811226936
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Published: New Directions - August 29th, 2017

Let me start by saying this is a crowning literary achievement and a work of genius. Every line in this book is quotable and profound. Every line. Pessoa, the famous Portuguese writer and poet was known for his multiple writing personalities (heteronyms). Disquiet was supposedly written by Bernardo Soares, an excruciatingly lonely and socially dysfunctional man. This is a book of great melancholy, yes, but it is beyond breathtaking, beautiful, intelligent - truly staggering.

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ISBN: 9781770464353
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Published: Drawn and Quarterly - March 23rd, 2021

Heaven No Hell collects some of DeForge’s best work yet. His ability to dig into a subject and break it down with beautiful surreal drawings and sharp writing makes him one of the finest short story writers of the past decade, in comics or beyond. Heaven No Hell is always funny, sometimes sad, and continuously innovative in its deconstruction of society.

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Liber Null & Psychonaut: An Introduction to Chaos Magic Cover Image
ISBN: 9780877286394
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Published: Weiser Books - April 1st, 1987

One of the Seminal texts on postmodern magic. A liberating book that inspires creativity, and self-expression. If you're even remotely interested in the occult, this book is for you. If you're tired of overly-complex rituals based on some medieval mythos that seems like a joke to you, then this is the book for you. At the very least it is a useful book for learning about your true self, or your whole self by experimenting with different personas, or adopting myths that help you get a handle on aspects of your psyche that you want to understand, control, or make use of. "Magic" is ultimately just a form of psychology using symbolism, art, and ritual.

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Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior Cover Image
ISBN: 9781590304518
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Published: Shambhala - March 27th, 2007

This is a life-changing book that I find myself coming back to to re-read every so often and every time I do I gain something more from it. This is not just a book for the spiritual or Buddhists, this book takes you through each step of becoming a warrior in life. In other words, this book helps you to become aware of yourself and the world around you and how to heal yourself and others, and live your life with a sense of inner strength and fortitude that serves both yourself and the greater good. Required reading for human beings.

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Jitterbug Perfume: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780553348989
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Published: Bantam - April 1st, 1990

Tom Robbins is my hero. What beautiful, wild, literary badass. He has opened my eyes to the wild, wild world of modern satire, absurdity, light-hearted comparative religious blasphemy, self-love and BEETS. Pure Hlarious, profound, controversial, offensive, sexual, poetic, literary lunacy of the hgihest caliber.

The Kybalion: Centenary Edition Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143131687
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Published: TarcherPerigee - January 30th, 2018

This stands pretty high up there as one of the most important books I've read about the nature of reality and the supersensible universe. This book details a deep and elegant philosophical system which ostensibly dates back to the early Egyptian dynasties, and was first put forth by the legendary Hermes Trismegastus, also known at Thoth. Colorful origins aside, it is a fascinating and internally consistent system for looking at and understanding the universe, both in its material and more numinous manifestations.