December 31st, 2006

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Will Durant -10 Greatest Minds and Ideas

http://www.willdurant.com/home.html

completely unordered cause of tabling..

Bunch of reference stuff very interestig reads
GROUP I. INTRODUCTORY
1. THOMSON, J. A., The Outline of Science. 4v.
2. CLENDENING, LOGAN, The Human Body.
*3. KELLOGG, J.H., The New Dietetics; pp. 1-531, 975-1011.
4. JAMES, Wm., Principles of Psychology. 2v.
*5. WELLS, H. G., The Outline of History; chs. 1-14.
6. SUMNER, W. G., Folkways.
7. FRAZER, SIR JAS., The Golden Bough.
GROUP II. ASIA AND AFRICA
*8. BREASTED and ROBINSON, The Human Adventure.
2v. vol. I, chs. 2-7.
5. WELLS, chs. 15-21, 26.
9. BROWN, BRIAN, The Wisdom of China.
*10. The Bible: Genesis, Exodus, Ruth, Esther, Job, Psalms, Proverbs,
Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon, Isaiah, Amos, Micah, the Gospels,
Acts of the Apostles, and Epistles of St. Paul.
*11. FAURE, ELIE, History of Art. 4v. vol. I, chs. 1-3; vol. II, chs. 1-3.
12. WILLIAMS, H. S., History of Science, 5v. bk. I, chs. 1-4.
GROUP III. GREECE
8. BREASTED and ROBINSON, vol. I, chs. 8-19.
5. WELLS, chs. 22-25.
13. BURY, J. B., History of Greece. 2v.
14. HERODOTUS, Histories. (Everyman Library.)
15. THUCYDIDES, The Peloponnesian War. (Everyman Library.)
*16. PLUTARCH, Lives of Illustrious Men (esp. Lycurgus, Solon,
Themistocles, Aristides, Pericles, Alcibiades, Demosthenes,
Alexander).
17. MURRAY, G., Greek Literature.
18. HOMER, lliad. Trans. Bryant. Selections.
19. HOMER, Odyssey. Trans. Bryant. Selections.
20. AESCHYLUS, Prometheus Bound. Trans. Eliz. Browning.
21. SOPHOCLES, Oedipus Tyrannus and Antigone. Trans. Young.
(Everyman Library.)
22. EURIPIDES, all plays so far translated by Gilbert Murray.
23. DIOGENES LAERTIUS Lives of the Philosophers.
*24. PLATO, Dialogues. Trans. Jowett. Esp. The Apology of Socrates,
Phaedo, and The Republic (sections 327-32, 336-77, 384-85,
392-426, 433-35, 481-83, 512-20, 572-95). 1v. ed. by Irwin Edman.
25. ARISTOTLE, Nicomachean Ethics.
26. ARISTOTLE, Politics.
12. WILLIAMS, History of Science, bk. I, chs. 5-9.
11. FAURE, History of Art, vol. I, chs. 4-7.
GROUP IV. ROME
8. BREASTED and ROBINSON, vol. I, chs. 20-30.
5. WELLS, chs. 27-29.
16. PLUTARCH, Lives (esp. Cato Censor, Tiberius and Caius
Gracchus, Marius, Sylla, Pompey, Cicero, Caesar, Brutus, Antony).
27. LUCRETIUS, On the Nature of Things. Trans. Munro. (Certain
passages are admirably paraphrased in W. H. Mallock, Lucretius
on Life and Death.)
28. VIRGIL, Aeneid. Trans. Wm. Morris. Selections.
*29. MARCUS AURELIUS, Meditations. (Everyman Library.)
12. WILLIAMS, bk. I chs. 10-11.
11. FAURE, vol. I ch. 8.
*30. GIBBON, E., Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. 6v.
(Everyman Library.) Esp. chs. 1-4, 9-10, 14, 15-24, 26-28, 30-31,
35-36, 44, 71.
As recommended by Will Durant in The Greatest Minds and Ideas of All Time
GROUP V. THE AGE OF CHRISTIANITY
8. BREASTED and ROBINSON, vol. II, chs. 1-11.
5. WELLS, chs. 30-34.
30. GIBBON, chs. 37-38, 47-53, 55-59, 64-65, 68-70.
*31. OMAR KHAYYAM, Rubaiyat. Fitzgerald’s paraphrase.
32. MOORE, GEO., Heloise and Abelard. 2v.
33. DANTE, Divine Comedy. Trans. Longfellow, or C. E. Norton.
*34. TAINE, H., History of English Literature, bk. I.
35. CHAUCER, G., Canterbury Tales. (Everyman Library.)
Selections.
36. ADAMS, H., Mont St. Michel and Chartres.
12. WILLIAMS, bk. II, chs. 1-3.
11. FAURE, vol. II, chs. 4-9.
37. GRAY, C., History of Music, chs. 1-3, 5.
GROUP VI. THE ITALIAN RENAISSANCE
5. WELLS, ch. 35.
38. SYMONDS, J. A., The Renaissance in Italy, 7v.
39. CELLINI, B., Autobiography. Trans. Symonds.
40. VASARI, G., Lives of the Painters and Sculptors. 4v. Esp.
Giotto, Brunelleschi, Botticelli, Fra Angelico, Leonardo da Vinci,
Raphael, and Michelangelo.
41. HOFFDING, H., History of Modern Philosophy. 2v. Sections
on Bruno and Machiavelli.
42. MACHIAVELLI, N., The Prince.
37. GRAY, chs. 6, 8.
GROUP VII. EUROPE IN THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY
8. BREASTED and ROBINSON, vol. II, chs. 13-14.
43. SMITH, P., The Age of the Reformation.
44. FAGUET, E., The Literature of France; sections on the 16th
century.
45. RABELAIS, Gargantua and Pantagruel.
*46. MONTAIGNE, Essays. 3v. (Everyman Library.) Esp. Of
Coaches, Of the Incommodity of Greatness, Of Vanity, and
Of Experience.
47. CERVANTES, Don Quixote.
*48. SHAKESPEARE:, Plays. Esp. Hamlet, Lear, Macbeth, Othello,
Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, Henry IV, Merchant of
Venice, As You Like It, Midsummer Night’s Dream,
Timon of Athens, and The Tempest.
34. TAINE, bk. II, chs. 1-4.
37. GRAY, chs. 4, 7.
12. WILLIAMS, bk. II, chs. 4-8.
11. FAURE, vol. III, chs. 4-6.
GROUP VIII. EUROPE IN THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY
8. BREASTED and ROBINSON, vol. II, ch. 15.
44. FAGUET, sections on the seventeenth century.
49. LA ROCHEFOUCAULD, Reflections.
50. MOLIERE, Plays. Esp. Tartuffe, The Miser, The Misanthrope,
The Bourgeois Gentleman, The Feast of the Statue
(Don Juan).
*51. BACON, F., Essays. All. (Everyman Library.)
52. MILTON, J., Lycidas, L’Allegro, Il Penseroso, Sonnets,
Areopagitica, and selections from Paradise Lost.
12. WILLIAMS, bk. II, chs.9-13.
41. HOFFDING, sections on Bacon, Descartes, Hobbes, Locke,
Spinoza, and Leibnitz.
53. HOBBES, Leviathan. (Everyman Library.)
54. SPINOZA, Ethics and On the Improvement of the
Understanding. (Everyman Library.)
11. FAURE, vol. IV, chs. 1-4.
37. GRAY, chs. 9-10.
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GROUP IX. EUROPE IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
8. BREASTED and ROBINSON, vol. II, chs. 16-21.
5. WELLS, chs. 26-27.
44. FAGUET, sections on the eighteenth century.
55. SAINTE-BEUVE, Portraits of the l8th Century.
56. VOLTAIRE, Works. I-vol. ed. Esp. Candide, Zadig, and essays
on Toleration and History.
57. ROUSSEAU, J.J., Confessions.
58. TAINE, H., Origins of Contemporary France. 6v. vols. I-IV.
*59. CARLYLE, The French Revolution. 2v. (Everyman Library.)
34. TAINE, History of English Literature, bk. Ill, chs. 4-7.
*60. BOSWELL, Life of Samuel Johnson. 2v. (Everyman Library.)
61. FIELDING, H., Tom Jones. (Everyman Library, 2v.)
62. STERNE, L., Tristram Shandy. (Everyman Library.)
*63. SWIFT, J., Gulliver’s Travels. (Everyman Library.)
64. HUME, D., Treatise on Human Nature. 2v. (Everyman Library.)
Esp. bks. II and III.
65. WOLLSTONECRAFT, MARY, Vindication of the Rights
of Woman.
66. SMITH, ADAM, The Wealth of Nations. 2v.
(Everyman Library.) Selections.
12. WILLIAMS, bk. II, chs. 14-15.
41. HOFFDING, sections on the eighteenth century.
11. FAURE, vol. IV, chs. 5-6.
37. GRAY, chs. 11-12.
GROUP X. EUROPE IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY
8. BREASTED and ROBINSON, vol. II, chs. 22-28.
5. WELLS, chs. 38-39.
58. TAINE, Origins of Contemporary France. vol. V,
The Modern Regime, pp. 1-90.
67. LUDWIG, E., Napoleon.
68. BRANDES, G., Main Currents of 19th Century Literature. 6v.
*69. GOETHE, Faust.
70. ECKERMANN, Conversations with Goethe.
71. HEINE, Poems. Trans. Louis Untermeyer.
34. TAINE, History of English Literature, bks. IV-V.
*72. KEATS, Poems.
*73. SHELLEY, Poems.
*74. BYRON, Poems.
44. FAGUET, sections on the nineteenth century.
75. BALZAC, Père Goriot.
*76. FLAUBERT, Works. I-vol. ed. Esp. Mme. Bovary and Salambo.
77. HUGO, Les Miserables.
78. FRANCE, ANATOLE, Penguin Isle.
79. TENNYSON, Poems.
80. DICKENS, Pickwick Papers.
81. THACKERAY, Vanity Fair.
82. TURGENEV, Fathers and Sons.
83. DOSTOIEVSKI, The Brothers Karamazov.
84. TOLSTOI, War and Peace.
85. IBSEN, Peer Gynt.
12. WILLIAMS, bks. III-IV
86. DARWIN, Descent of Man.
41. HOFFDING, sections on the nineteenth century.
87. BUCKLE, Introduction to the History of Civilization
in England. Esp. part I, chs. 1-5, 15.
88. SCHOPENHAUER, Works. I-vol. ed.
89. NIETZSCHE, Thus Spake Zarathustra.
11. FAURE, vol. IV, chs. 7-8.
37. GRAY, chs. 13-17.
GROUP XI. AMERICA
*90. BEARD, C. and M., The Rise of American Civilization. 2v.
91. POE, Poems and Tales.
92. EMERSON, Essays.
93. THOREAU, Walden.
*94. WHITMAN, Leaves of Grass.
95. LINCOLN, Letters and Speeches.
GROUP XII. THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
8. BREASTED and ROBINSON, vol. II, chs. 29-30.
5. WELLS, chs. 40-41.
96. ROLLAND, R. Jean Christophe. 2v.
*97. ELLIS, H., Studies in the Psychology of Sex. vols. I, II, III, VI.
*98. ADAMS, H., The Education of Henry Adams.
99. BERGSON, Creative Evolution.
*100. SPENGLER, O., Decline of the West. 2v.
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New Years Eve

Does it feel odd knowing what "eve" means that the bible names woman number one, human number two.. "to come before" hmmm.. ?

Anywho Soma happens tonight, was feeling to swing by for an hour with vula, maybe a little longer.. going back to the cabin very soon. Forests and old stones, seashore and babbling brooks, snow, friends, fires and breathing.

Love and every Emotion equally without discrimination appreciated.
Gentle wary attentive coincidences all, choose willful spirited reality!

Mayan
6 Etz'nab (Blade, Knife)
11 Kankin (Dog of the Underworld)

Dreamspell
rhythmic moon 19 - alpha
kin 107 - portal
electric hand

And New Years Day will be....

Mayan
7 Cauac (Storm)
12 Kankin

Dreamspell
rhythmic moon 19 - alpha
kin 108 - portal
self-existing star
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Some Concept..Bond

Moderate and Heavy Users

Heavy users seem to need the drug experience more often. Their initial and continued marijuana use is motivated not only by curiosity and an urge to share a social experience but also by a desire for "kicks," "expansion of awareness and understanding," and relief of anxiety or boredom. Generally, the heavy marihuana user's life style, activities, values and attitudes are unconventional and at variance with those of the, larger society. These individuals are more pessimistic, insecure, irresponsible, and nonconforming. They find routine especially distasteful. Their behavior and mood are restless and uneven.

Heavy users place particularly strong emphasis on impulsive response in the interest of pleasure-seeking, immediate gratification, and individual expression. They tend to evidence social and emotional immaturity, are especially indifferent to rules and conventions, and are often resistant to authority. However, several surveys have also revealed that they tend to be curious, socially perceptive, skillful and sensitive to the needs of others, and possess broadly based, although unconventional, interests.

The mean age of the subjects studied was 23. Based on IQ testing, they were superior intellectually, although they had completed, on the average, only two-and-a-half years of college. Their job histories were rather erratic, characteristic of a pattern of itinerant living. The intermittent users -were from a middle or upper class background, while the daily users generally shared a lower socioeconomic status. Broken homes and instances of alcohol or drug abuse were more common in the family backgrounds of the daily users.

Despite a relatively high level of scholastic attainment and superior intelligence, many of the subjects were performing well below their intellectual capability, usually working at menial, mechanical or artisan tasks. They were not oriented toward achieving the traditional goals of the larger society. Nonetheless, during the period of the Boston study, the subjects could not be characterized as displaying a general lassitude and indifference, carelessness in personal hygiene or lack of productive activity, all supposed to be characteristic of very heavy use. Even during the periods of heaviest marijuana smoking, they maintained a high level of interest and participation in a variety of personal activities, such as writing, reading, keeping up on current world events, and participating in athletic and aesthetic endeavors.
Additionally, all of the subjects maintained a desire to complete all aspects of the research study. Although they could be labeled 'underachievers" in terms of the traditional standards of the larger society, these individuals were motivated to pursue actively the interests and activities of their own subculture.

Generally, most studies which have been undertaken indicate that individuals who are heavy marijuana users cannot find a place for themselves in conventional society. Their heavy marijuana use may reflect and perhaps perpetuate their unconventionality while providing social acceptance in one of the non-conventional subcultures.

Very Heavy Users

At higher, moderate doses, these same reactions are intensified but the changes in the individual would still be scarcely noticeable to an observer. The individual may experience rapidly changing emotions, changing sensory imagery, dulling of attention, more altered thought formation and expression such as fragmented thought, flight of ideas, impaired immediate memory, disturbed associations, altered sense of self-identity and, to some, a perceived feeling of enhanced insight.

At very high doses, psychotomimetic phenomena may be experienced. These, include distortions of body image, loss of personal identity, sensory and mental illusions, fantasies and hallucinations.

In the past few years, observers have noted various social, psychological and behavioral changes among young high school and college age Americans including many who have used marihuana heavily for a number of years. These changes are reflected by a loss of volitional goal direction. These individuals drop out and relinquish traditional adult roles and values. They become present rather than future oriented, appear alienated from broadly accepted social and occupational activity, and experience reduced concern for personal hygiene and nutrition.
withdrawal does induce, symptoms characteristic of psychological dependence. The anxiety, restlessness, insomnia, and other non-specific symptoms of withdrawal are very similar in kind and intensity to those experienced by compulsive cigarette smokers.

The users prefer to smoke in groups of two to 20, generally in a quiet place out of the reach of non-smokers. Weakness, malnutrition and sexual difficulties, usually impotence, a-re common. Some of them report sleep disturbances. Most users who have used the drug for 20 to 30 years are lazy and less practical in most of their daily acts and reluctant to make decisions. However, their ability to perform non-complicated tasks is as good as non-smokers. Although the smokers think they become faster in their daily work, a general slowness in all their activities is noticed by others. This user population is typically uncreative. They make little if any significant contribution to the social, medical or economic improvement of their community.

The Effects on the Male:
Marijuana is the most common drug used by adolescents in America today. Marijuana affect the parts of the brain which controls the sex and growth hormones. In males, marijuana can decrease the testosterone level. Occasional cases of enlarged breasts in male marijuana users are triggered by the chemical impact on the hormone system. Regular marijuana use can also lead to a decrease in sperm count, as well as increases in abnormal and immature sperm. Marijuana is a contributing factor in the rising problem of infertility in males. Young males should know the effects and potential effects of marijuana use on sex and growing process before they decide to smoke marijuana.
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Enlightenment

Written.. revised

Changes occur, different every turn, year, season. Appreciate life in all giving all. Salute wonder with motion and sound, laughter and love. Emote. Transitioning moment, day, life to life, body to body. Traverse time in enlightenment, dance creating ripples embody earth, feel love being. All unique designs, same source, being. Each with entirety coded, cosmic choose an adventure. Gifted with rhythms abilities, means to melody timespace metaenergy. Forward face. Fluidic. All occurrs timed equal to equal. Speed up sense attention and feel energy stream with all senses. Feel energy/emotion without within, calm, energic, astral, spectral, gravitational, illuminated, lethargic bliss of electrostatic matters materialized multi-dimensionally metamorphing metaphysically through eternal infinity sharing constant connectedness conditionalized emotional spirit.