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Jordan Peterson is a Canadian clinical psychologist and a professor of psychology at the University of Toronto
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The Great Mother
An Analysis of the Archetype
Erich Neumann - 1991-02-01 (first published in 1955)
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Explore how the feminine has been expressed throughout history, from goddesses to demons, gardens to hovering skies. In this book, the author delves into the essential relationship between individual consciousness and the ungraspable matrix of the Great Mother. Discover the many ways the feminine has been experienced and expressed, spanning cultures and time periods.
Jordan Peterson
See the great book The Great Mother by Erich Neumann. The negative elementary feminine is the archetypal devouring mother: death and torment by compassion.      source
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The Discovery of the Unconscious
The History and Evolution of Dynamic Psychiatry
Henri F. Ellenberger - 1981-10-16 (first published in 1970)
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Explore the vast evolution of psychology and dynamic psychiatry with this captivating classic work. Follow the fascinating journey from ancient exorcists to modern-day psychologists, as described by a distinguished author and psychiatrist. You'll discover the long chain of development that led to the innovative psychological systems of Janet, Freud, Adler, and Jung.
Jordan Peterson
This is accurate. Clinicians participating are implicit in producing a psychogenic epidemic. For the history of such social illnesses, which almost always preferentially affect young women, see Henri Ellenberger: The History of the Unconscious (a truly great book).      source
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The Return of the God Hypothesis
Three Scientific Discoveries That Reveal the Mind Behind the Universe
Stephen C. Meyer - 2021-03-30
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This groundbreaking book presents scientific evidence of the existence of God, using physics, cosmology, and biology. The author refutes popular arguments from the "New Atheists" by analyzing evidence from three scientific fields: cosmology, physics, and biology. He concludes that the data support not only the existence of an intelligent designer, but a theistic creator. A must-read for those interested in the ultimate mystery of the universe.
Jordan Peterson
Reading Stephen C. Meyer's Return of the God Hypothesis. It's a difficult book, well-written, densely informative. He claims (p. 211) "without functional criteria to guide a search through the vast space of possible sequences, random variation is probabilistically doomed."      source
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Jordan Peterson, God, and Christianity
The Search for a Meaningful Life
Christopher Kaczor, Matthew Petrusek - 2021-07-29
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Explore the depths of Jordan Peterson's thought on psychology, philosophy, and religion in this systematic analysis from a Christian perspective. Discover the points of contact with Christianity and the ways in which faith fulfills Peterson's project. With a focus on his biblical series on YouTube and bestselling book 12 Rules for Life, this book is a must-read for anyone seeking a meaningful life.
Jordan Peterson
A beautifully produced book...      source
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Mama's Last Hug
Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us about Ourselves
Frans de Waal - 2020-03-10 (first published in 2019)
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Discover the emotional lives of animals in Mama's Last Hug. Follow the story of Mama, a chimpanzee matriarch who formed a deep bond with a biologist, and learn about the many ways in which humans and animals are connected. With colorful stories and riveting prose, Frans de Waal argues for better treatment and appreciation of animals, challenging the notion that humans alone experience a broad array of emotions. Prepare to open your heart and mind to the fascinating world of animal emotions.
Jordan Peterson
Reading Mama's Last Hug, by the eminent and brilliant primatologist Frans de Waal, who revolutionized our understanding of chimpanzee social organization. The book is a model of clarity and subtle depth      source
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Ten Global Trends Every Smart Person Should Know
And Many Others You Will Find Interesting
Ronald Bailey - 2020-08-31
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Discover the truth about the world's major trends with this eye-opening book. Contrary to popular belief, the world is not getting worse. With data showcasing falling fertility rates, reduced global poverty, and expanding forests since 1982, author Ronald Bailey shows readers the facts about our planet's most significant trends. Although problems like climate change and declining wildlife populations still persist, reading this book will provide insight into the world's true state and provide inspiration for positive change.
Jordan Peterson
Everyone should have this book.      source
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The Horse's Mouth
Joyce Cary - 1999-10-31 (first published in 1944)
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Immerse yourself in the portrait of an impoverished painter who values his intuition more than anything else in The Horse's Mouth. This classic film adaptation features a charming protagonist, Gulley Jimson, who defies conventional values in pursuit of his artistic vision. Follow Jimson across London, as he searches for inspiration and creativity, while encountering destruction along the way. Experience the world through Jimson's eyes, with its wonderful lustre and terrible beauty, in this searing, fast-paced book.
Jordan Peterson
The Horse's Mouth by Joyce Cary. A book from my great books list:      source
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The Master and Margarita
Mikhail Bulgakov - 1996-03-01 (first published in 1967)
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A masterpiece that defies comparison, The Master and Margarita is a crowning achievement that skillfully weaves together magical and realistic elements, ethical concerns, and grotesque situations. Set during Stalin's reign, this devastating satire of Soviet life is divided into two distinct parts, each filled with fascinating characters and historical, imaginary, frightful, and wonderful events. This complete and unabridged translation is a must-read for anyone seeking artistic and spiritual freedom.
Jordan Peterson
The Master and the Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov. A book from my great books list:      source
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Aldous Huxley - 2002-07-30 (first published in 1962)
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Aldous Huxley's final novel explores the idyllic society on the remote Pacific island of Pala. However, their peaceful existence is threatened when outsiders arrive to take control. Through the eyes of a cynical newspaperman named Faranby, readers discover a utopia that challenges his beliefs and gives him newfound hope. Island is a thought-provoking tale about the search for happiness and the consequences of disrupting a harmonious way of life.
Jordan Peterson
Island by Aldous Huxley a book from my great books list      source
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Aubrey Marcus
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The Old Man and the Sea
Ernest Hemingway - 1996-01-01 (first published in 1952)
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Experience the unparalleled writing of a Nobel Prize-winning author with this timeless fable. Ernest Hemingway's masterpiece, The Old Man and the Sea, captivates readers with its simple yet profound storytelling that continues to endure after half a century. Dive into the tale that showcases Hemingway's pinnacle of maturity and discover why this book is still a favorite among many.
Jordan Peterson
The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway a book from my great books list      source
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George Orwell - 2022-07-01
Unsafe Space by Tom Slater
How to Spend $75 Billion to Make the World a Better Place by BjøRN Lomborg
Catching Fire by Richard Wrangham
Our Culture, What's Left of It by Theodore Dalrymple
The Female Brain by Louann Brizendine
Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
Affective Neuroscience by Jaak Panksepp
Explaining Postmodernism by Stephen R. C. Hicks
A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Nietzsche
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Panzram A Journal of Murder by Thomas E. Gaddis
The Gulag Archipelago Abridged by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell
The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal
Maps of Meaning by Jordan B. Peterson
The Rape of Nanking by Iris Chang
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
The Origins and History of Consciousness by Erich Neumann
The Painted Bird by Jerzy Kosinski
Demons by Fyodor Dostoevsky
For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
Notes From Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Ordinary Men by Christopher R. Browning
A History of Religious Ideas, Vol. 3 by Mircea Eliade
The Myth of Mental Illness by Thomas S. Szasz
The Gulag Archipelago Volume 1 by Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn
A History of Religious Ideas, Volume 1 by Mircea Eliade
Modern Man in Search of a Soul by C. G. Jung