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caress the detail, the divine detail
May 19, 2011, 08:39
Filed under: street scriptures


April 10, 2011, 17:47
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“..they met indians who claimed to be vassals of a ferocious tribe of female warriors, outliers of a civilization of women who dwelt in the distant headwaters…they rode camels, wore the finest woven cloth, and worshipped the divinity of the sun in temples lined with macaw feathers and parrot plumes. to procreate they captured men solely for the purposes of breeding; all male offspring were summarily killed.

…each fought with the power of ten men…

the word amazon is derived from “a-madzon,” meaning without breast, and it had long referred to a legendary nation of women warriors living beyond the known world of the mediterranean who reputedly sliced off their right breast to facilitate the use of the bow in battle.”

w. davis, the wayfinders


i know your stories
January 17, 2011, 22:00
Filed under: street scriptures

and now i’m like a major threat/’cause i remind you of the things you were made to forget

i suppose it’s something i’ve already touched on a few times, but never to a level that i’m satisfied with, so i’m going to try and write more about the books that i am currently courting. not really sure where i want to take it, but i imagine, as with most things, it will take shape as it goes. to set it off, i’mma bless you with a list of books that tupac shakur read. if you know me, you know just how deep my love for pac goes and how far-reaching his influence was on a young me, and it will make all the more sense once you read this…

monster: the autobiography of an LA gang member | sanyika shakur
assata: an autobiography | assata shakur
ponder on this: a compilation | from the writings of alice a. bailey & the tibetan master, djwhal khul
the phenomenon of man | teilhard de chardin
kabbalah | gersham scholem
thoughts and meditations | khalil gibran
telepathy | alice a. bailey
the autobiography of malcolm x | as told to alex haley
ah, this! | bhagwan shree rajneesh
roots | alex haley
the tibetan book of the dead | w.y. evans-wentz
black like me | john howard griffin
bhagavad-gita as it is | a.c. bhavtive-danta swami prabhuapada
the confessions of nat turner | william styron
the psychedelic experience – a manual based on the tibetan book of the dead | timothy leary, ralph metzner, richard alpert
james baldwin: the legacy | ed. quincy troupe
initiation | elisabeth haich
the meaning of masonry | w.l. wilmhurst
social essays | leroi jones
the grapes of wrath | john steinbeck
i shall not be moved | maya angelou
and still i rise | maya angelou
i know why the caged bird sings | maya angelou
nature, man and woman | alan watts
linda goodman’s sun signs | linda goodman
zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance | robert m. pirsig
a raisin in the sun | lorraine hansberry
native son | richard wright
the practical encyclopedia of natural healing | mark bricklin
the complete illustrated book of the psychic sciences | walter b. gibson & litzka r. gibson
1984 | george orwell
one hundred years of solitude | gabriel garcia marquez
the destiny of the nations | alice a. bailey
the visionary poetics of allen ginsberg | paul portgues
the dictionary of cultural literacy | e.d. girsch, jr., joseph f. kett & james trefil
the diary of anais nin | anais nin
the souls of black folk | w.e. burghardt dubois
the psychic realm | naomi a. hintze & j. gaither pratt
tropic of cancer | henry miller
nostradamus: the milleninium & beyond | peter lorie
the state of the world atlas | michael kidron & ronald segal
catcher in the rye | j.d. salinger
sisterhood is powerful: anthology of writings from the women’s liberation movement | robin morgan
in search of our mother’s gardens | alice walker
savage inequalities: children in america’s schools | jonathan kozol
at the bottom of the river | jamaica kincaid
music of black americans: a history | eileen southern
moby dick | herman melville
life and words of martin luther king, jr. | ira peck
art of war | sun tzu
interesting people: black american history makers | george l. lee
blues people | amiri baraka
all you need to know about the music business | donald passman
all god’s children: the boskett family and the american tradition of violence | fox butterfield
black sister: poetry by black american women 1746 t0 1980 | ed. earlene stetson
the harder we run: black workers since the civil war | william h. harris
makes me wanna holler | nathan mccall
great white lie: slavery, emancipation & changing racial attitudes | jack gratus
imitation of christ | thomas a kempis
teachings of the buddha | jack kornfield
no man is an island | thomas merton
mysticism | evelyn underhill
wisdom of insecurity | a.n. watts
secret splendor | charles essert
life as carola | joan grant
serving in humanity | alice a. bailey
here and hereafter | ruth montgomery
the prince | niccolo machiavelli

(mine in bold)