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    Default June Book-Club Suggestions

    As I brought up in the site-suggestions thread, I would like to start an MBTIc psychology/self-help book club.

    It was suggested that I start a thread to see how much interest there would be.

    So lets gets some suggestions for a book to read in June (plus late May, I guess).

    Some of my suggestions may not be well covered in a month, but we can always continue on it the next month.

    My own suggestions:
    On Becoming a Person, Carl Rogers
    Civilization and its Discontents, Sigmund Freud
    The Interpretation of Dreams, Sigmund Freud
    Man's Search for Meaning, Victor Frankl
    Man and His Symbols, Carl Gustav Jung
    The Theory of Psychoanalysis, Carl Gustav Jung
    The Art of Loving, Erich Fromm
    In and Out the Garbage Pail, Fredrick(Fritz) S. Perls
    The Gestalt Approach & Eye Witness to Therapy, Fritz Perls

    I will stop there. What would others like to read and discuss?

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    Some more possibilities...

    The Road Less Traveled, M. Scott Peck
    People of the Lie, M. Scott Peck
    How People Change, Allen Wheelis
    Neurosis and Human Growth, Karen Horney
    Opening Skinner's Box, Lauren Slater
    Satan's Silence, Nathan & Snedecker
    The Gift of Fear, Gavin de Becker
    Predictably Irrational, Dan Ariely
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    I would be interested in reading any of those books and discussing them.
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    And -

    "The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind", by Julian Jaynes.

    but most of all -

    "Wind in the Willows", by Kenneth Grahame.

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    Shall we have a poll?

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    I vote for "Wind in the Willows".

    I know you will say it is off topic but how magnificantly off topic. With such lovable characters - quite like ourselves.

    And that is why we should read "Wind in the Willows" together. We will find ourselves with the Water Rat, Mole, Toad, and Badger.

    And it is in "Wind in the Willows" we will find our better selves.

    And surely this is the point of psychology.

    We can see ourselves in each one of the characters.

    It's just like MBTI, only better.

    Victor.

    Oh yes, we can all read about Ratty and Mole, just click on -

    The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame. Search, Read, Study, Discuss.

    And yes, we can take turns reading it aloud to one another on Ventrillo.

    I bags Chapter 7, "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn", a mysticism that sends shivers down my spine.

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    I'm not against Wind in the Willows, but I propose we choose a book suggested by Ygolo, the person who came up with the book club in the first place.

    Generally in a book club the presenter describes the book and why it would be a good choice. Ygolo, do you favor any of your book suggestions over another?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jae Rae View Post
    I'm not against Wind in the Willows, but I propose we choose a book suggested by Ygolo, the person who came up with the book club in the first place.
    Yup, and I also know how this works: Unless someone is in charge, nothing will ever happen.

    Ygolo gets final call at the moment, and by now he should have a ton to choose from.
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    Well, I am personally leaning towards

    On Becoming a Person

    But

    Neurosis and Human Growth

    would be my second choice.

    I'd like to keep it somewhat democtratic however (and since there don't seem to be too many people, we can at least know what people wanted, come the following month).

    Accept the past. Live for the present. Look forward to the future.
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    "[A] scientist looking at nonscientific problems is just as dumb as the next guy." Richard Feynman
    "[P]etabytes of [] data is not the same thing as understanding emergent mechanisms and structures." Jim Crutchfield

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