Over the last 24 months, since spring 2017, I have become invested in the reading list and grand culture of humanities, history, science and research after really digging into the work of Jordan Peterson.
At this time, I am tackling the following books (a VERY short non-exhaustive list, many more on my short-list reading pile):
- The Master and his Emissary (Iain McGilchrist)
- The Brain that Changes Itself (Norman Doidge)
- Maps of Meaning (Jordan Peterson)
- The Origin and History of Consciousness (Erich Neumann)
- The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious (Carl Jung)
- The Will to Meaning (Viktor Frankl)
Recently I was in Toronto at a book signing by Graham Hancock. Sometime in the last year, someone dear to me, whose unique reading interests and general life interests closely match my own, made recommendation that I read Graham Hancock’s Supernatural. His books appear in the New Age/Occult section of bookstores, a section I’m normally I’m not interested in. And yet, in the last few weeks I learned that Graham Hancock wrote a new book, was doing a book tour, and some people I knew in Toronto area were either attending it or interested, although the first person who recommended it to me is farther away and cannot attend. So I decided to check it out. And it was much more fact-detailed, non-speculative but research and investigating-oriented than I originally presumed. In a word: balanced.
Now today I’m reminded of the extra reading titles and authors I’ve been exposed to directly and indirectly through Jordan Peterson: Ovid, Herodotus, Thucydides. So I’ve gone to Amazon and am picking up some books, and just want to link them here.
The Landmark Thucydides
The Landmark Xenophon’s Hellenika
The Landmark Julius Caesar: The Complete Works: Gallic War, Civil War, Alexandrian War, African War, and Spanish War