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A Listmania! list by Aeris
The list author says: "For me, I feel these books ripped the rug of conventional wisdom from under my feet. I made this list very broad, covering what I think is a healthy amount ground in terms of genre. I threw in everything from poetry to philosophy, psychology, sociology, fiction, phsyics, new age, religion/spirituality, conspiracy, education, counter-culture, science. You can say I went out on a bit of a wing with this, and it may be a bit useless to you because its covers so much, but I did it that way because im aiming at a specific audience. This list is for those who are always on the look out for something different, something enlightening, edifying, enriching, and like getting that feeling of enjoyment as they feel there own heart and mind shoot off into a new direction previously unexplored. If I was ever put of the spot and asked what I would recomend to someone for a good read, these are the books I would urge you to get."
Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling, 10th Anniversary Edition
1.  Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling, 10th Anniversary Edition by John Taylor Gatto
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  "Probably one of the most important books on this list. I picked this up and read it throughout the day. Its rather short, but it will take you longer then you think just to digest .the content"
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Said the Shotgun to the Head
2.  Said the Shotgun to the Head by Saul Williams
The list author says:
  "This one in particular is an extremely powerful poem that is a fast, but very deep read. I can't say i've met someone whose read this and hasnt told me in one way or another that its touched their soul."
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The Undiscovered Self
3.  The Undiscovered Self by Carl G. Jung
The list author says:
  "Jung was one of the ones who laid it out for me how to be an individual without falling into the trap of cynical thinking. If I ever got my own class to teach, this would be on the top of the reading list."
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You Are Not a Gadget: A Manifesto
4.  You Are Not a Gadget: A Manifesto by Jaron Lanier
The list author says:
  "Lanier is a computer programmer who breaks down bit by bit how the information age was shaped, its effect on society, along with the individual, and why we need to rearrange the interntet and our technology for a more humanist/individualist society."
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Nietzsche: Thus Spoke Zarathustra (Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy)
5.  Nietzsche: Thus Spoke Zarathustra (Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy) by Friedrich Nietzsche
The list author says:
  "Nietzsche waxes poetic, my favorite of all his other writings."
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The Wisdom of Insecurity
6.  The Wisdom of Insecurity by Alan W. Watts
The list author says:
  "Priceless wisdom for the age of the anxious, insecure, and even the aimless. If you dig this, be sure to check out something else of watts as well."
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2001: a Space Odyssey
7.  2001: a Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke
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Politics of Experience
8.  Politics of Experience by R. D. Laing
The list author says:
  "R.D. Laing is one of the biggest names in the anti-psychiatry movement, and this is one of his staple works. If you like Jung, go for Laing as well."
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The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less
9.  The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less by Barry Schwartz
The list author says:
  "Ever been frustrated by the many many choices you have while shopping? Ever find yourself at home longing for the thing you didnt buy instead of what you just got? Find out the psychology behind consumerism right here."
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Everything You Know Is Wrong: The Disinformation Guide to Secrets and Lies
10.  Everything You Know Is Wrong: The Disinformation Guide to Secrets and Lies by Russ Kick
The list author says:
  "This is a really good gradient for getting into the world of conspiracies, censored information, and the rest of that jazz. Its a pretty popular title for a good reason."
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Prometheus Rising
11.  Prometheus Rising by Robert Anton Wilson
The list author says:
  "A good book, especially in junction with his other title 'quantum psychology', talks extensively on the who what when where and why's of how primate brains operate, and how program your own brain and be your own person."
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Quantum Psychology: How Brain Software Programs You and Your World
12.  Quantum Psychology: How Brain Software Programs You and Your World by Robert Anton Wilson
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Behold the Spirit: A Study in the Necessity of Mystical Religion
13.  Behold the Spirit: A Study in the Necessity of Mystical Religion by Alan Watts
The list author says:
  "One of my favorite books on the discourse of religion and spirituality, and for me personally, parallels the work of Jung. Watts, of course, adds his own little curious and intriguing tweak to things."
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Against Method: Outline of an Anarchistic Theory of Knowledge
14.  Against Method: Outline of an Anarchistic Theory of Knowledge by Paul Feyerabend
The list author says:
  "My favorite book on the philosophy of science, ever. Wrote a review on it, go read it to get my full thoughts on it."
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The Illuminatus! Trilogy: The Eye in the Pyramid, The Golden Apple, Leviathan
15.  The Illuminatus! Trilogy: The Eye in the Pyramid, The Golden Apple, Leviathan by Robert Anton Wilson
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  "One of my favorite series, very rare gem in the world of fiction. Wrote a review of this book, go check it out to get all my thoughts on it."
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The Picture of Dorian Gray and Other Writings (Enriched Classics)
16.  The Picture of Dorian Gray and Other Writings (Enriched Classics) by Oscar Wilde
The list author says:
  "Very good work of fiction, and definitely opened up some new doors for me, and contains one of my favorite characters, lord henry."
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The Thing on the Doorstep and Other Weird Stories (Penguin Classics)
17.  The Thing on the Doorstep and Other Weird Stories (Penguin Classics) by S. T. Joshi
The list author says:
  "HP Lovecraft has a strange touch to his writing that has been valuable for the genre of horror. I was never really that enthusiastic for scary stories until i had come across him."
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The Underground History of American Education: A School Teacher's Intimate Investigation Into the Problem of Modern Schooling
18.  The Underground History of American Education: A School Teacher's Intimate Investigation Into the Problem of Modern Schooling by James Graham
The list author says:
  "I consider this a companion book to Gattos 'Dumbing Us Down', and in several ways it surpasses that more popular work of his. Lord knows what the public education system would look like if people where more versed in Gatto."
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Endgame, Vol. 1: The Problem of Civilization
19.  Endgame, Vol. 1: The Problem of Civilization by Derrick Jensen
The list author says:
  "Another very important title. The information and perspective Jensen provides is, at the very least, paradigm shifting in its implication. He writes in a way that is extremely grasping. Hard one to put down once its picked up, and even harder to get out of your head."
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Book of Lies: The Disinformation Guide to Magick and the Occult
20.  Book of Lies: The Disinformation Guide to Magick and the Occult by Richard Metzger
The list author says:
  "Extremely interesting introduction and overview of the world of occultism and magick, for the skeptical, beginners, and the experienced."
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The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide: Five Complete Novels and One Story (Deluxe Edition)
21.  The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide: Five Complete Novels and One Story (Deluxe Edition) by Douglas Adams
The list author says:
  "Very funny and zany book. If your just looking for something of pure satire, get your hands on this."
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The Holographic Universe
22.  The Holographic Universe by Michael Talbot
The list author says:
  "This was the one first books I went crazy over, annotated like crazy, and fact checked with an attitude of disbelief and skepticism only to have my disbelief and skepticism one upped. Very satisfying read."
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The Alchemist
23.  The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The list author says:
  "I loved reading this so much it ended up being one of those I bought a copy of and passed around."
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The Archaic Revival: Speculations on Psychedelic Mushrooms, the Amazon, Virtual Reality, UFOs, Evolution, Shamanism, the Rebirth of the Goddess, and the End of History
24.  The Archaic Revival: Speculations on Psychedelic Mushrooms, the Amazon, Virtual Reality, UFOs, Evolution, Shamanism, the Rebirth of the Goddess, and the End of History by Terence McKenna
The list author says:
  "very good food for thought, i recommend this even more if you like the holographic universe or the words of robert anton wilson. Every chapter has something different."
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Siddhartha
25.  Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
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Beyond Civilization: Humanity's Next Great Adventure
26.  Beyond Civilization: Humanity's Next Great Adventure by Daniel Quinn
The list author says:
  "Of the same vein of Derrick jensen, author of the best selling 'Ishmael'- this book may be more userfriendly for some who havent been introduced to Jensen or Quinn yet."
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Rumi: The Book of Love: Poems of Ecstasy and Longing
27.  Rumi: The Book of Love: Poems of Ecstasy and Longing by Coleman Barks
The list author says:
  "Unique and distinct poems of love. Rumi is a very rare gem in the world of poetry."
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Success Through A Positive Mental Attitude
28.  Success Through A Positive Mental Attitude by Napoleon Hill
The list author says:
  "Learn how to get you mind straight and get what you want with Napoleon Hill's steps of success. I've tried these, they work."
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The Medium is the Massage
29.  The Medium is the Massage by Marshall McLuhan
The list author says:
  "Similar to 'said the shotgun to the head' in presentation. The authors prose will having you looking at the world of technology, media and communication in a light you never thought existed."
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Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah
30.  Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah by Richard Bach
The list author says:
  "Ever wondered what its like to know someone whose a fully fledged messiah? Well come and find out."
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Life After God
31.  Life After God by Douglas Coupland
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Cosmos
32.  Cosmos by Carl Sagan
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Slaughterhouse-Five: A Novel (Modern Library 100 Best Novels)
33.  Slaughterhouse-Five: A Novel (Modern Library 100 Best Novels) by Kurt Vonnegut
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The Golden Compass / The Subtle Knife / The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials)
34.  The Golden Compass / The Subtle Knife / The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials) by Philip Pullman
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