What are you currently reading?

Gordon

Chicken
Orthodox Inquirer
Went on a future dystopian binge and got around to 1984, Brave New World and Animal Farm... 1984 is my favorite of the 3. Finally understand where the "orange man bad" and sheep memes originated.

Also - On the Acquisition Of The Holy Spirit by St. Seraphim of Sarov and The Orthodox Veneration of Mary by St. John Maximovitch. Got so much out of them both.

I love the concept of trading in virtue. It stands in direct opposition to the earthly rich and powerful, who's greed and lust can never be satiated. Where as the acquisition of The Holy Spirit is fulfilling, abundant and inexhaustible. The more you add to the bank the more you obtain. Same things goes when you do good, not for good itself, but for the profit derived from it, the gifts of The Holy Spirit. The spring of water leaping up to eternal life in John 4:13.

Jay Dyers book on meta-narratives is also very good. The chapter on Egyptian gods is very interesting - isis, apophis and osiris. I searched the acronym IAO and one of the first things that popped up was the "Information Awareness Office" established by DARPA, who's official seal features the pyramid with the all seeing eye, with its vision of light directed to the earth. Isn't mentioned in the book but I found it a little surprising how open they are with their degen schemes.

Currently reading "Ideas have consequences" by Richard Weaver. Got some good notes out of it so far. Was highly recommended by Ft Steven Allen from his 'Orthodox survival course.' It's a good explanation of the decline, accelerated by the rise nominalism.
 

rodion

Sparrow
Orthodox
“The place of Blessed Augustine in the Orthodox Church” was a very good read. I liked the emphasis on the piety and love for Christ that is apparent in all of St Augustine’s writings that all the Holy Fathers share and that it was always acknowledged in the east despite some of his over-emphases that sadly lead to consequences never intended by the saint.

A good read for converts with a tendency toward anti-westernism. The orthodox path is the royal path, it is discerning and not knee jerk or condemning.

I’ve also started reading Confessions as a result
 

Celibate Warrior21

Sparrow
Other Christian
I recently started re reading - ' The Way of the Superior Man', by David Deida on Kindle.

Looking back I always thought this book was written by some New Age dude who happens to do A LOT of Yoga. lol....Yep, that's definitely the vibe I'm getting from it.

Anyone here read this book in the past? What do you guys think?
 

rodion

Sparrow
Orthodox
I recently started re reading - ' The Way of the Superior Man', by David Deida on Kindle.

Looking back I always thought this book was written by some New Age dude who happens to do A LOT of Yoga. lol....Yep, that's definitely the vibe I'm getting from it.

Anyone here read this book in the past? What do you guys think?

I think he touches on some truths about the dynamic between men and women, but these truths are cloaked by pages and pages of gayness
 
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