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About Jacob Nordby
You may connect with Jacob on his personal site: JacobNordby.com
In 2012, Mr. Nordby was awarded IBE's "Top Ten Idaho Authors" award.
Some of Jacob's favorite books include:
The Hero With A Thousand Faces - Joseph Campbell
Anam Cara - John O'Donohue
A Passion for the Possible - Jean Houston
Illusions - Richard Bach
The Humans - Matt Haig
Prometheus Rising - Robert Anton Wilson
The Gnostic Mystery - Randy Davila
The Pilgrimage - Paulo Coelho
A Separate Reality - Carlos Castaneda
For Whom the Bells Toll - Ernest Hemingway
Evolutionary Enlightenment - Andrew Cohen
Pronoia - Rob Brezsny
The Farther Reaches of Human Nature - Abraham Maslow
Tortilla Flats - John Steinbeck
...and many others.
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