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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 - 1974-01-01 (first published in 1955)
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Neumann examines how the Feminine has been experienced and expressed in many cultures from prehistory to our own time. Appearing as goddess and demon, gate and pillar, garden and tree, hovering sky and containing vessel, the Feminine is seen as an essential factor in the dialectical relation of individual consciousness, symbolized by the child, to ...
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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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This classic work is a monumental, integrated view of man's search for an understanding of the inner reaches of the mind. In an account that is both exhaustive and exciting, the distinguished psychiatrist and author demonstrates the long chain of development—through the exorcists, magnetists, and hypnotists—that led to the fruition of dynamic psych...
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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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The New York Times bestselling author of Darwin’s Doubt and Intelligent Design scholar presents groundbreaking scientific evidence of the existence of God, based on breakthroughs in physics, cosmology, and biology. In 2004, Stephen C. Meyer, one of the preeminent scientists studying the origins of life, ignited a firestorm of media and scientific c...
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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 - 2021-07-21
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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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Mama’s Last Hug is a fascinating exploration of the rich emotional lives of animals— beginning with Mama, a chimpanzee matriarch who formed a deep bond with biologist Jan van Hooff. Her story and others like it show that humans are not the only species with the capacity for love, hate, fear, shame, guilt, joy, disgust, and empathy, and open our hea...
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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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Yuval Noah Harari
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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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You're wrong: The world is, for the most part, not getting worse. 58 percent of folks in 17 countries surveyed in 2016 thought the world is getting worse rather than better or staying the same. Americans were even more glum: 65 percent thought the world is getting worse and only 6 percent thought it was getting better. The uncontroversial data on m...
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Everyone should have this book.      source
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Patrick OShaughnessy
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The Horse's Mouth
Joyce Cary - 2020-10-22 (first published in 1944)
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The Horse's Mouth, famously filmed with Alec Guinness in the central role, is a searing portrait of the artistic temperament. Gulley Jimson is the charming, impoverished painter who cares little about the conventional values of his day. His unfailing belief that he must live and paint according to his intuition without regard for the cost to himsel...
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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 - 2001-12-01 (first published in 1967)
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A masterful translation of one of the great novels of the 20th centuryNothing in the whole of literature compares with The Master and Margarita. Full of pungency and wit, this luminous work is Bulgakov’s crowning achievement, skilfully blending magical and realistic elements, grotesque situations and major ethical concerns. Written during the darke...
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The Master and the Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov. A book from my great books list:      source
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Aldous Huxley - 2009-10-20 (first published in 1962)
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In his final novel, which he considered his most important, Aldous Huxley transports us to the remote Pacific island of Pala, where an ideal society has flourished for 120 years.Inevitably, this island of bliss attracts the envy and enmity of the surrounding world. A conspiracy is underway to take over Pala, and events are set in motion when an age...
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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 - 2016-08-23 (first published in 1952)
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The Old Man and the Sea, an apparently simple fable, represents the mature Hemingway at his best. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature soon after its publication, and half a century later it is still one of his most read books....
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The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway a book from my great books list      source
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Beyond Good and Evil
Friedrich Nietzsche - 2018-02-28
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
1984 by George Orwell
Modern Man in Search of a Soul by C. G. Jung
Ordinary Men by Christopher R. Browning
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Unsafe Space by Tom Slater
The Origins and History of Consciousness by Erich Neumann
A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
How to Spend $75 Billion to Make the World a Better Place by BjøRN Lomborg
The Rape of Nanking by Iris Chang
Explaining Postmodernism by Stephen R. C. Hicks
Catching Fire by Richard Wrangham
The Myth of Mental Illness by Thomas S. Szasz
The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell
The Female Brain by Louann Brizendine
The Gulag Archipelago Abridged by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
The Gulag Archipelago Volume 1 by Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn
Our Culture, What's Left of It by Theodore Dalrymple
The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal
Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
Affective Neuroscience by Jaak Panksepp
Panzram A Journal of Murder by Thomas E. Gaddis
Maps of Meaning by Jordan B. Peterson
The Painted Bird by Jerzy Kosinski
Demons by Fyodor Dostoevsky
For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
A History of Religious Ideas, Vol. 3 by Mircea Eliade
Notes From Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky
A History of Religious Ideas, Volume 1 by Mircea Eliade