May 2016 reading material

Been continuing to ponder, research, read others online, consider where to go from here on out, etc. Been reading a terrific book by Edward Edinger titled Ego and Archetype. Really getting a lot out of that one, it being a Jungian analysis of religion and ancient Greek mythologies and how this all ties into a bigger human dilemma in terms of working up the spiral toward “individuation.” Been procrastinating in finishing Aldous Huxley’s The Perennial Philosophy since I can’t help but find it boring (preferring other writers on that subject matter I’m already acquainted with). But the great thing about Aldous Huxley’s book is it has prompted me to finish other books in an effort to keep it on hold, including Barbara Ehrenreich’s Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America and picking back up Malcolm X and Alex Haley’s The Autobiography of Malcolm X. Also finished Dan Ariely’s The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone–Especially Ourselves, which I had already gotten about halfway through before tossing it in the backseat of my car, to be worked through during dinners and whatnot when I lacked other reading material. Actually proved to be a very thought-provoking book, particularly the last chapter added to the June 2013 edition. Would recommend it to others.

Recently I began the audiobook Process: The Writing Lives of Great Authors by Sarah Stodala. Been listening to that during my workouts this week.

My cousin also a few days ago loaned me a couple new collections of essays from George Orwell that I look forward to delving into in weeks to come.

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