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    "A fast, complex, exhilarating roadster ride through history and time.... Kino is an intoxicating Euro-brew, written with enormous skill and dedication." — Frederick Barthelme

    "Jürgen Fauth's deft mashup of genre and historical period is both a full-throttle literary thriller of ideas and a contemplative examination of film and fascism. Kino is a debut of great intellectual  force."– Teddy Wayne

    "A surprising alternative history. Kino brings the golden age of German cinema to light with loving, sometimes gritty, detail and great precision." – Neal Pollack, author of Jewball.

    "A delirious melange of conspiracy, magic, sex, history, bad behavior, and cinema, Kino is a stellar entertainment, and Jürgen Fauth is a writer of rare, sinister imagination." – Owen King, author of Reenactment

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David Lynch: Catching the Big Fish

I lucked into an advance copy of David Lynch’s book about “meditation, consciousness, and creativity,” and it’s splendid. Composed of short sections, the book is equal parts inspirational guide to using your creativity, anecdotal autobiography, and advocacy for Transcendental Meditation. In simple, direct language, Lynch graciously shares what he has learned about living “the art life” and his techniques for “catching” and developing ideas. There are brief sections on all of his major films (including INLAND EMPIRE) and proud stories about meeting Fellini and hearing that Stanley Kubrick considered Eraserhead his favorite movie. I ripped through this in a day but I’m looking forward to savor individual bits again and again–a generous and inspiring little book.

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  1. Some links about Transcendental Meditation:

    Official: http://www.tm.org/
    David Lynch Foundation: http://www.davidlynchfoundation.org/
    Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transcendental_meditation
    “Natural Stress Relief” — unbranded version, much cheaper to learn:
    http://www.naturalstressreliefusa.org/
    NSR Forums: http://www.network54.com/Forum/254541/

  2. FWIW, I’ve been doing the “Natural Stress Relief” method for two weeks now, with very good results. If you’re interested in TM at all, the $25 they charge for a downloadable instruction manual and audio file (instead of $2,500 for official instruction) are well-spent, it seems to me. Possible side effects include: putting the director’s cut of Dune on your Netflix queue.

  3. It is inspiring to see the effects of the books content, however I will say that it is a slightly misled assumption to compare NSR to the teaching of the Transcendental Meditation Program. It is not the same and does not, long term especially, give the same depth of understanding and experience that the “official training” and proper follow up with Maharishi certified TM teachers can offer.
    As with any serious practice or skill, it’s important to have the complete package and not just one morsel. The motive to improve one’s Self are more often than not pure and genuine, but there is a TREMENDOUS amount of misunderstanding of what the TM Program is and what it offers (as is frequently seen online and in some of the discussion threads on metafilter and beyond).

    Positive results from TM usually start from the first sitting of meditation after the instruction, but unfortunately even some people have gone through the instruction and have never done follow up with their teachers or have completely missed the point of it all together and have strived to give the program a bad name. Which is even more unfortunate because it is a beautiful and beneficial thing.

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