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10 Books I Wish I'd Brought With Me

Scot Casey
The list author says: "I packed to move in 15 minutes. Left a library behind. This is a list of the 10 books I wish at had "at hand.""
Foundations of Tibetan Mysticism
Foundations of Tibetan Mysticism
"A core text for me. Criticized for distortions, it is still the best introduction to the arcana of Tibetan Buddhism."
The Inner Structure of the I'Ching
The Inner Structure of the I'Ching
"Just a beautiful book. Graphic breakdowns and interpretations of the I-Ching that have yet to be surpassed."
The Death of Tragedy
The Death of Tragedy
"What are the roots of tragedy? What function did it serve for the Ancient Greeks? And what does it mean that it is near impossible for us to return to that "frame of mind?""
Natural Classicism: Essays on Literature and Science
Natural Classicism: Essays on Literature and Science
"A beautiful attempt to find synthesis between science and aesthetics. Establishes Beauty as the highest value with neurological resonance."
Lessons of the Masters (The Charles Eliot Norton Lectures)
Lessons of the Masters (The Charles Eliot Norton Lectures)
"Few writers have noted with accuracy the power dynamics and erotic undertones of the teacher-student relationship. There at the base of Western Culture: Socrates, Plato, Aristotle - a lineage of transmission, influence and overcoming."
Origins of the Sacred: The Ecstasies of Love and War
Origins of the Sacred: The Ecstasies of Love and War
"An examination of the sacred from ancient cultures back to primates. The appendix on Heidegger is outstanding."
Seven Types of Ambiguity
Seven Types of Ambiguity
"Whenever we encounter ambiguity, we are standing before an image of the Truth. Empson cracks open the primary texts of the Canon to explore the bones beneath the language."
On Being Blue: A Philosophical Inquiry
On Being Blue: A Philosophical Inquiry
"One of the most delightful books I have ever read. Extends the stylistic and philosophic possibilities of critique. Succeeds where many others have failed in attempting to explain the nature of the Erotic."
Janus:  A Summing Up (Picador Books)
Janus: A Summing Up (Picador Books)
"Regardless of what you may think of Koestler, this "summary" is one of the best explorations of the potentials of General Systems Theory."
Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson
Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson
"Paglia's tour-de-force still galvanizes with its cross disciplinary breadth and classical profundity. Hallucinatory prose."