Things that have caught my eye

Rather than sharing links this time I thought I’d share a list of books that I am currently reading. I alway have more than one book on the go. Usually one “real” book, a couple of books on my Kindle app on iOS devices, and one audio book from Audible.

My current Audible listening is a wonderful, really wonderful, book on writing called First You Write A Sentence by Joe Moran, perfectly read by Roy McMillan. It’s not often you get a laugh out loud book on writing but this is insightful, useful and beautifully written. Ironically this is not always the case with books on writing!

My two Kindle books are both by Robert Salzman, Depending On No Thing and The Ten Thousand Things (which I am reading for a second time). I have been following a long and winding path from a reaction against conventional religion, through reading loads about Buddhism, to finding non-duality appealing intellectually, and now finally to writers like J. Krishnamurti, U.G. Krishnamurti, Douglas Harding, Joan Tollifson, Robert Wolfe, Toni Packer et al who avoid easy labels but do a great job of cutting through various levels of what Salzman calls “magical thinking” to get at the bottom of our experience of the world.

In a similar vein my “real book” has just arrived and is The Man With No Head: The Life And Ideas of Douglas Harding. It is written, and illustrated, in the manner of adult comic books. I can’t wait to get started.

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