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who here is a fan of mysteries and mysticism? truly it is the highest form of philosophy and theology and poetry! who are your favorite authors? i enjoy rumi, hafez, pseudo-dionysius, meister eckhart, boehme, paracelsus, lao tzu, zhuangzi, etc.
anything mystical you're reading? recently, on the occult side of mysticism, i have been reading kenneth grant's nightside of eden -- what a fabulously insane author
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Alright /lit/, since Orthodox Easter is coming up, I decided to have a bit of a rebirth myself by working towards a literary lifestyle. I'm not Orthodox, but whatever.
So I was thinking about eliminating most downtime from my daily routine by adding literary activities to better myself and keep away distractions. I'm also taking suggestions. Here's what I have so far:
> While eating I'll listen to interviews, readings, conferences and speeches online (DFW has quite a few of those)
> I'll read at least a poem a day (I'm not big into poetry, any suggestions for a beginner?)
> Since my French is embarrassingly basic, I'll watch/listen to a course everyday (again, taking suggestions on the best ones, I know /lit/ discusses these things from time to time)
> I'll add audiobooks to my tablet rather than my music player since it's difficult to rewind on the latter; I'll look like a sperg carrying my tablet around, but whatever
> I'll keep a dream journal near my bed at all times, just for the fun of it
> Maybe I'll make room for one short story every day, not sure yet
> Go for the "such a nerd" option and learn a new word everyday since most if not all online dictionaries offer this option on their front page
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At what age did you realise your parents are flawed? any particular trait and do you see it in yourself?
>They fuck you up, your mum and dad.
They may not mean to, but they do.
They fill you with the faults they had
And add some extra, just for you.
But they were fucked up in their turn
By fools in old-style hats and coats,
Who half the time were soppy-stern
And half at one another's throats.
Man hands on misery to man.
It deepens like a coastal shelf.
Get out as early as you can,
And don't have any kids yourself.