Re: what books HAVENT influenced your worldview?
i would never read a really bad book (cover to end)
that said, one of them has to be the worst - buy.
it was probably pinchbecks breaking open the head.
no, that's only second worst (it was somewhat entertaining, but pinchbeck is tripping and he won't come down, just to write a gnarly tripreport)
the worst was actually a book about schamanism, written by a brainless author, forgot the title. her instructions for practice were highly technical *irony*, the first instruction for a meditation would read "lay on your bed and expand your boundaries to the limits of the kosmos." yeah, i'm gonna do that right now, you turkey. then i will need further instructions from you, because being the buddha isn't good enough for me. tell me to ask for arcangel whatnot, next, i'm sure he will pop up on demand. thank's for making me pay for your trance induction book. maybe 5 incarnations from now the aliens will imprint it on your soul, that doing something, or describing it, is different from learning something, or teaching it, also imagining something might be different from doing it. it's a verry advanced teaching, you don't have to worry about that now.