Reality

[PDF] Read ´ Reality : by Peter Kingsley [PDF] Read ´ Reality : by Peter Kingsley - Reality, Reality This book is a journey back to the source not only of western civilization but importantly to the source within you Read it To understand it is to be transformed ECKHART TOLLE author of The Power o

  • Title: Reality
  • Author: Peter Kingsley
  • ISBN: 9781890350093
  • Page: 391
  • Format: Paperback

[PDF] Read ´ Reality : by Peter Kingsley - Reality, Reality This book is a journey back to the source not only of western civilization but importantly to the source within you Read it To understand it is to be transformed ECKHART TOLLE author of The Power o

Reality, [PDF] Read ´ Reality : by Peter Kingsley, Reality, Peter Kingsley, Reality This book is a journey back to the source not only of western civilization but importantly to the source within you Read it To understand it is to be transformed ECKHART TOLLE author of The Power of NowReality introduces us to the extraordinary mystical tradition that lies right at the roots of western culture This is the true story of Parmenides Empedocles This book is a journey back. [PDF] Read ´ Reality : by Peter Kingsley - Reality, Reality This book is a journey back to the source not only of western civilization but importantly to the source within you Read it To understand it is to be transformed ECKHART TOLLE author of The Power o

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  1. i didnt really read it waaaaaaaay too pedantic for my tastes pretty much whenever i try to read philosophy books i think two things one Duh and two this book could have been two pages long scholars do like to go on, and on, and on and on and on this is a very fat book but for those who are interested in one person s take on history in so much as anyone of modern times can know it, i can see how it could be fascinating to me it is tedious and thoroughly unnecessary i loved one fellow s review tha [...]


  2. My important takeaway is, M tis was the Greek term for cunning, skillfulness,practical intelligence and especially for trickery It was what could make humans, at the most basic and down to earth level, equal to the gods M tis might sound like jut another concept But really it was the opposite of everything we understand by concepts It meant a particular quality of intense awareness that always manages to stay focused on the whole on the lookout for hints, however subtle, for guidance in whatever [...]


  3. I had wanted to read this book for a good long while I borrowed it from the library and found that someone had written on the title page, One of those books I ve been waiting for my whole life In this book Kingsley rereads texts Parmenides and Empedocles as sacred initiatory teachings No details may be overlooked It s a magical book about the unlearning of what we know and becoming aware.


  4. This is not a philosophy bookThis book is an invitation to your life And guess what, it s got nothing to do with Lao Tsu, Buddha, new age, hippies and all that It s coming straight from the epicentre of modern insanity, the land where science was created, and with it the Ipod, the atomic bomb and the telly All things we could have done without easilyThat land is Greece, actually Greek colonies in Italy This book reveals how the west was deceived by people like Plato and Aristotle The author is v [...]



  5. Reading this book is like setting a stone under running water and hoping to see a change Water is absolutely different than a stone and this book is absolutely different than anything I ve encountered before I know that when I finish it, my thoughts will change and I will have a better grasp on reality.The premise is simple the founders of western thought pre Socratic philosophers were actually shaman and we re ignoring their full legacy by looking only at their logic The premise is not what mak [...]


  6. Excellent read before jumping into philosophy, religion, spirituality history this book excites and may seem a bit otherworldly not down to earth.Revisiting this masterpiece, after a mature understanding of the four areas listed above, has opened an entirely new shift in perspective that confirmed the topic, the historical personage the very roots of modernity to INDEED be othetworldly.If you allow it to, REALITY will inspire an echo of source to manifest in the world of those who will engage K [...]


  7. fascinating re read or is that first accurate read of Empedocles I had always assumed that it was for political and pecuniary ends in the so called Renaissance and subsequent equally misnamed Age of Reason that the Western World had gone awry, but along with his Ancient Philosophy, Mystery and Magic and his read of Parmenides in In the The Dark Places of Wisdom if Kingsley is even half way right, we ve been completely off the track for far longer than that.


  8. Kingsley identifies the emergence of the Mental Structure in Mediterranean culture 2500 years ago The emergence of a rational society, and the fact that the rational structure does not tolerate the existence of previous structures, had led us to forget who we are, underneath our techno wizardry.This is a fascinating journey through history and philosophy to examine how we arrived to our modern state from classical times, and is written in a style that is accessible to everyone.


  9. I think this book could have been half as long if he would have concentrated on exploring his take on Parmenides and Empedocles and the sophists, instead of spending so much time ragging on the philosophers who didn t get it, but I DID enjoy his take on it, and found it thought provoking and in line with what makes sense for the changes in human cosciousness going on at that time.


  10. Excellent presentation of one spiritual approach, looking to the ancient Western traditions represented by Parmenides and Empedocles Highly recommended, though not everyone will get with the unusual authorial voice.



  11. breaks new ground in the pre socratic lexicon faR reaching and thoughtful reflecions on early thought processes



  12. The best possible kind of pretentious Concerns Parmenides and Heraclitus, and their magical powers of being right about everything.


  13. Always an interesting read Certainly a formidable scholar But, frankly, isn t this a touch pretentious I mean really, with a title like Reality the criticism has some merit.


  14. Very interesting read I was intrigued by the authors premise that Western civ originally had a much higher spiritual purpose for coming into being.


  15. An interesting interpretation of the wisdom teachings of Parmenides, very much coeval with some of the wisdom teachcings of vajrayana Buddhism.



  16. If this book was 50 pages I would have given it 5 stars.When I first read it, I got so frustrated with the stop start flow of actual information and back into high verbosity, that I committed book sacrilege.I bought a second copy and used a yellow highlighter to underline any paragraphs of actual teaching I read and reread that one several times It has been a few years now however and I am planning to read the un desecrated book again, because despite P.K s writing style leaving a lot to be desi [...]


  17. I m giving it a 4 because I didn t like the aggressive voice of the author throughout the book However, it is just what I have been looking for in a book about pre socratic philosophy I think Kingsley is absolutely right we have missed the core messages of these writings I ordered a couple of other books by him and I can t wait to read them


  18. i started this book after i found it on the GF s bookshelf when we moved in together It started out with all the promise of baking brownies, but i lost interest in it not soon after we began to separate our books again It ended up with mine after the split, and it s still on the shelf Meh.


  19. This book was out of my experience so I had to read parts of it a couple of times The deconstruction of Parmenides poem requires a tedious slow recounting of what was written, so the lines become relevant to a readers thoughts Amazing in it s conclusions.