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    Thread: Lucid Dreaming Book Club (August)

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      Lucid Dreaming Book Club (August)

      Our new selection for this month is Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah by Richard Bach. (Suggested by Sageous)

      I found these sources online if you need help accessing the book:

      PDF: https://denver-psychic.com/wp-conten.../Illusions.pdf

      Audiobook: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WX8v...L&index=2&t=0s

      When discussing this book, especially as it is a fiction, please use spoiler tags with the chapter you're discussing in the title of the spoiler.


      Happy reading!
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      Thanks for the links MoonageDaydream! Will start reading soon, and looking forward to it. I haven't read it before but did read Jonathan Livingston Seagull as a kid and loved it.
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      "When you see the shadows falling,
      When you hear that cold wind calling,
      Hold on tight to your dream."
      -ELO

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      Quote Originally Posted by nautilus View Post
      Thanks for the links MoonageDaydream! Will start reading soon, and looking forward to it. I haven't read it before but did read Jonathan Livingston Seagull as a kid and loved it.
      You're more than welcome.

      It seems like a very short book (2 1/2 hour audiobook), so that's nice. I'll be starting within a week or so, I am almost done with Tibetan Yoga...

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      Ok, I think I'll give it a try... but first I need to review the reason why I'm not excited about it (express my negative attitude and maybe focus on the positives).

      Spoiler for Jonathan Livingston Seagull:
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      ^^ Good points all, OccipitalRed, but be assured that Illusions is not Jonathan Livingston Seagull.

      JLS is basically just a feel-good book for folks who feel like powerless, unremarkable members of a large equally unremarkable flock. I don't think JLS was ever meant by Bach to be deep -- all that came later when intellectuals tried to figure out why it sold so well.

      I think you will find Illusions more interesting, especially if you read from the viewpoint of a lucid dreamer.
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      Thank you Sageous, I'm definitely in a better mood now to get into Illusions and I'll make sure to read it from the viewpoint of a lucid dreamer!
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      I finished Illusions.

      Spoiler for the whole book!:
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      That's an interesting take Occipitalred, though... oh, wait, this must be a Spoiler moment...

      Spoiler for Brief response:
      Last edited by Sageous; 08-27-2020 at 06:03 PM.

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      I apologize for not setting up the next month's poll. I did not see these posts, and thought no one else had read the book! Now I see that I was wrong. I will set up the next month's poll thread today.

      I finished this today. I thought it was a great book. Here is my review from Goodreads:

      Spoiler for End:


      My favorite quote from the book:

      Spoiler for Quote:


      I will read the posts in this thread soon, when I have a bit more time, I can see they are quite long!
      Last edited by MoonageDaydream; 09-06-2020 at 11:02 PM.
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      Sorry for the late response. I did finish reading this quite a while back but I got wrapped up in a new project I'm working on.


      Spoiler for General Thoughts on Illusions and JLS:


      Spoiler for Semi-Related Philosophical Tangent:


      Spoiler for Favorite Quotes from Illusions:
      "When you see the shadows falling,
      When you hear that cold wind calling,
      Hold on tight to your dream."
      -ELO

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