Some of my summer 2010 readings, thinkings, writings

 

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"The New Novel" painting by Winslow Homer (one of my favorite American watercolorists), reminds me to read in the summer so that i can expand«-»relax (Image via Wikipedia)

 

Most of my summer reading has been research for polishing my novel. I enjoyed these reference books nonetheless as they were intriguing and compelling.

For absolute diversion and self-indulgence, I also read two novels by one of my favorite authors Anne Rice (BLACKWOOD FARM, BLOOD CANTICLE).

To broaden my mind, perspective and consciousness, I continue to read and re-read “The Essential David Bohm” edited by Lee Nichol.

All the books seem to be in the spirit of what i am thinking, contemplating and writing about ~ vampires, witches, alchemy, eternal love, storytelling and, oh yeah, the philosophical implications of physics & consciousness~sb

  • “The Essential David Bohm” edited by Lee Nichol
  • “The Good Spell Book” by Gillian Kemp
  • “The Satanic Witch” by Anton Szandor LaVey
  • “Our Vampires, Ourselves” by Nina Auerbach
  • “Story” by Robert McKee

 

summertime and the reading is easy... {iPhonePhoto by sarah nean bruce}

 

 

WIKI_Consciousness is variously defined as subjective experience, awareness, the ability to experience "feeling," wakefulness, or the executive control system of the mind. It is an umbrella term that may refer to a variety of mental phenomena. Although humans realize what everyday experiences are, consciousness refuses to be defined, philosophers note (e.g. John Searle in The Oxford Companion to Philosophy): "Anything that we are aware of at a given moment forms part of our consciousness, making conscious experience at once the most familiar and most mysterious aspect of our lives." —Schneider and Velmans, 2007 (Wikipedia)

 

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