Books and music

This is two lists of books and music which I feel formed a part of my self prior to the moment of bliss I experienced. Reading them may therefore help you on any road to bliss that may exist. I cannot guarantee they will as my experience may have been unique and indeed Tibetan Buddhism has a tradition that many paths to enlightenment exist. The list may help you, it may not and there again you may not be interested in traveling such a path so might like to avoid reading them. The list will extend as I recall them


The Sot Weed Factor by John Barth

The Glass Bead Game by Herman Hesse

Demian by Herman Hesse

Island by Aldous Huxley

Lost Horizon by James Hilton

Tortilla Flats by John Steinbeck

One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest by Ken Keasey

Crime and Punishment or The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

An anthology of existential writing by various authors

Zen and the art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig

Beautiful Losers by Leonard Cohen



Joni Mitchell                          Blue

John Lennon                          Rock and Roll

John Lennon                          Imagine

The Grateful Dead                  Live/Dead (red sleeve)

Quicksilver                            Anthology

Bob Dylan                            Blood on the Tracks

Bob Dylan                            Desire

David Bowie                          Aladdin Sane

David Bowie                          Ziggy Stardust

David Bowie                          Low

Colosseum                            Valentyne Suite

The Doors                            L.A. Woman

Caravan                                In the Land of Grey and Pink

Tangerine Dream                    Stratosfear

Mike Oldfield                        Tubular Bells

Jerry Garcia                           Reflections

Roxy Music                           For Your Pleasure

Jethro Tull                            Aqualung

Pink Floyd                             Dark Side of the Moon

Crosby Stills, Nash & Young    Double Live Album

Velvet Underground               Banana Album

Jimi Hendrix                         Electric Ladyland

Iron Butterfly                       In A Gadda Da Vida

Bad Company                      Bad Company


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