Inkwell: Authors and Artists
Teleological dyslexic (ceder) Wed 26 Jun 13 09:30
Your book examines these phenomena from a vaiety of views, patiently and persistently. It also points out that devotion (meditation) can keep one in a correct direction.
Linda Castellani (castle) Thu 27 Jun 13 13:52
Richard, I am so sorry to say that our official interview ends today, and we did not even begin to scratch the surface of the content of your book. Even though it's come to an official end, you are more than welcome to continue to check in with us. I know that I am going to have a lot more to talk to you about when I finish the book. Is there an URL where people can buy your book? Thank you for being so generous with your time.
Jon Lebkowsky (jonl) Thu 27 Jun 13 14:19
Thanks so much for joining us, Richard! Though we're launching another discussion today, this conversation can still continue if you're both willing to devote more time to it.
Stoney Tangawizi (evan) Thu 27 Jun 13 16:16
I haven't read the book (but will) but I found this particular conversation with Richard very interesting and given the subject, from someone who seems to have their head firmly planted in reality space. Thanks for your time, Richard.
Julie Rehmeyer (jrehmeyer) Thu 27 Jun 13 21:22
Yes, thanks. I enjoyed it.
Richard Smoley (richardsmoley) Fri 28 Jun 13 06:54
Thanks very much to all of you. I'd be happy to keep the discussion open if anyone is interested. In response to #51: yes, I would say that meditation can help one keep a straight course--whatever form you happen to use. Another thing that keeps one on track is one's own inner sense of decency. This is a rather old-fashioned word, I realize, but I honestly believe that this quite common-sense view of what's right and wrong--which practically all of us have--is an extremely important safeguard. That is to say, it's not just for other people. Your sense of decency will protect YOU against doing things that can, in the end, get you into a huge amount of trouble. The URL for the book on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Supernatural-Writings-History-Richard-Smoley/dp/03991618 21/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1372427619&sr=1-1&keywords=smoley+supernatur al
Kevin Wheeler (krome) Fri 28 Jun 13 07:04
I am still reading and would like discussion to continue.
Stoney Tangawizi (evan) Fri 28 Jun 13 20:51
Kindle edition purchased.
Richard Smoley (richardsmoley) Sat 29 Jun 13 14:41
I've yet to read a Kindle edition of any of my books, or of any book. For that matter, I've yet to get a Kindle. I am very low-tech and am one of the few people left in the United States who still owns a dumbphone.
descend into a fractal hell of meta-truthiness (jmcarlin) Sat 29 Jun 13 17:05
My wife has a dumbphone (nice) as well and believes that such devices are for making phone calls. But slowly she's being seduced by the possibility of showing off pictures of our dog to anyone who asks and some who don't ask.
Gail Williams (gail) Sun 30 Jun 13 10:15
I didn't realize for a long time that you can read kindle editions on a regular computer with your web browser. Something called Kindle Cloud Reader. It's great for something you have to research and need in minutes rather than in days, if that is ever the case. Just saying, in case others haven't noticed that, like I hadn't until recently.
Ed Ward (captward) Mon 1 Jul 13 12:01
And there's a Kindle app available for laptops, desktops, and most kinds of phones and tablets.
Richard Smoley (richardsmoley) Mon 1 Jul 13 12:17
Yeah--the only thing about reading on your laptop is that your lap gets hot after the computer has been on it for a while...
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