Books of Related Interest and Possible Utility

EthoPlasìn and EthoCracy Related Sources

As explained in the “Description” section of this website, the Think Tank of the Academy has its own sources of training material essentially based on Ancient-Greece Philosophy. The list is flexible and reviewed on a regular basis, but essentially quite well established. At the moment, this material is reserved for internal use but the list will eventually be published when the Campus gets to be fully operational.

In the meantime many empathizers visiting our website send in suggestions for possible additional material or books to be considered. Here is an indicative list of authors and books suggested so far by various empathizers and visitors. These are being reviewed and considered as possible sources for additional ideas and/or material for the holistic training provided by the Academy.  The list cannot at all be considered exhaustive, nor in particular yet approved by the Academy. The list is nevertheless posted, but only as an element of interest. We invite our empathizers to send us their comments on these books, positive or negative, as a matter of reflection and consideration on our side. The list is in alphabetical order of the last names of the authors, and not in any order of importance.

SUGGESTIONS FOR CONSIDERATION RECEIVED SO FAR:

Αυφαντης, Γεοργιος Αρισταρχια: Aristarchy
(the only political system that can free humanity from exploitation)
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Barrow, John D.

Book: The Artful Universe Expanded

 

Bloom, Allan Book: The Closing of the American mind C

Braden, Gregg

Book: The Divine Matrix

 

Braden, Gregg

Book: Fractal Time (and the science behind 2012)

 

Bueb, Bernhard Book: In Praise of Discipline (2006)  
Capparelli, Vincenzo Book: La Sapienza Di Pitagora (La tradizione pitagorica)
(in two volumes)
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Capparelli, Vincenzo Book: Il Messaggio Di Pitagora (Il Pitagorismo Νελ Tempo)
(in two volumes)
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Chopra, Deepak

Book: Synchro Destiny

 

Chopra, Deepak

Book: The Book of Secrets

 

Cicero (106-43BC)

At least one of these works of Cicero:

  • De Re Publica (On the Republic)
  • De Legibus (On the Laws)
  • Laelius de Amicitia (Laelius On Friendship)
  • De Officiis (On Duties)
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Cooper, Adrian

Book: Our Ultimate Reality

 

Curtis, Donald

Book: Your Thoughs Can Change Your Life

 

Dakoglou, Ippokratis Book: Ο Μυστικος Κωδικας Του Πυθαγορα
(in 4 volumes: The Secret Code of Pythagoras)
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Davidson, A.

Book: Philosophy as a way of life

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Davidson, James

Book: The Greeks and Greek Love

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Dench, Geoff

Book: The Rise and Rise of Meritocracy

 

Deschner,Karl H.L. Book: Criminal History of Christianity
(in 10 volumes: the destruction of Greek philosophy)
 
Diels-Kranz Pythagoreans: The Fragments of the Presocratics R

Dispenza, Joe

Book: Evolve your brain

 

Epictetus (55-135AD) The Discourses and Manual together with Fragments of his Writings. R
Epicurus (341-270BC)

Gain familiarity with at least the 40 summary statements of the 40 doctrines of Epicurus.

  • Epicurus 40 Principal Doctrines (Κyriai Doxai in Greek): read Diogenes Laertius' 10th book of his Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers. or some other translation.
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Ferrero, Leonardo Book: Storia del Pitagorismo nel mondo romano I

Gawain, Sharkti

Book: Creative Visualization

 

Ghizo Bruno, Magnani Book: Pitagora e i Misteri di Delfi
(Pythagoras and the Mysteries of Delphi)
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Ghyka Book: The Geometry of Art and Life (Sacred geometry)  

Gladwell, Malcolm

Book: Blink

 

Goldhill, Simon Book: Who Needs Greek? C
Goldhill, Simon Book: Love, Sex and Tragedy; How the Ancient World Shapes Our Lives  

Goleman, Daniel

Book: Emotional Intelligence

 

Green, Brian

Book: The Fabric of the Cosmos

 

Gurdjieff

Book: The Fourth Way

 

Hadot, Pierre

Book: Exercices spirituels et philosophie antique

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Hicks, Esther & Jerry

Book: Ask and it is Given (Learning to Manifest the Law of Attraction)

C

Hodgson Brown, Ellen Book: Web of Debt C

Inwood, Brad

Book: The Cambridge Companion to the Stoics

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Jaegar, W.

Book: Paideia. La formation de l’homme Grec

C

James, W.

Book: The Varieties of Religious Experience

C

Jordan, W.

Book: Ancient Concepts of Philosophy

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Joost-Gaugier, Christiane L. Book: Measuring Heaven (Pythagoras and his influence on thought and art in Antiquity and the Middle Ages) C

Kabat-Zinn, Jon

Book: Coming To Our Senses

 

Klein, Naomi Book: The Shock Doctrine C
Kontaratoy, Antoni Book: Ο Αρχαιοελληνικος Κοσμος (The Ancient Hellenic World: policy, thought and practice) G
Kraut, Richard Book: Socrates and the State R
Livingstone, Richard Book: Plato and Modern Education
Book: A Defense of Classical Education
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Lynch, J. P.

Book: Aristotle’s School. A study of a Greek Educational Institution

C

Marcus Aurelius
(26-121AD)
Meditations G
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Marrou, H.-J.

Book: Histoire de l’éducation dans l’antiquité.

C

Masullo, R.

Book: Il Tema degli Esercizi Spirituali nella vita di Isidori di Damascio

C

Merlan, Ph.

Book: MonoPsychism, Mysticism, MetaConsciousness – Problems of the soul in the NeoAristotelian and NeoPlatonic Tradition.

C

Nock, A.D.

Book: Conversion. The Old and the New in Religion from Alexander the Great to Augustine of Hippo.

C

Nussbaum, M.C.

Book: The Therapy of Desire – Theory and Practice in Hellenistic Ethics

C

Pantelis, Kostas D. Book: Η Επικαιροτητα Της Αρχαιας Ελληνικης Σκεψης
(The contemporary significance of ancient Greek thinking)
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Pepin, Eric J.

Book: The Handbook of the Navigator

 

Philip, J.A.

Book: Pythagoras and Early Pythagoreanism

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Plato (427-347BC)

Read at least some of the 36 works of Plato, grouped in 9 tetralogies or 4 works each, starting with the underlined ones (with re. comments at the bottom):

  • I. Euthyphro, Apology (of Socrates), Crito, Phaedo
  • II. Cratylus, Theaetetus, Sophist, Politicus (Statesman)
  • III. Parmenides, Philebus, Symposium, Phaedrus
  • IV. First Alcibiades (1), Second Alcibiades (2), Hipparchus (2), (Rival) Lovers (2)
  • V. Theages (2), Charmides, Laches, Lysis
  • VI. Euthydemus, Protagoras, Gorgias, Meno
  • VII. (Greater) Hippias (major) (1), (Lesser) Hippias (minor), Ion, Menexenus
  • VIII. Clitophon (1), Politeia (Republic), Timaeus, Critias
  • IX. Minos (2), Laws, Epinomis (2), Epistles (1).

- Alcibiades: re. Platonic Love

- Charmides: re. Temperance

- Cratylus: Correctness of Names

- Gorgias: re. Philosopher-King, against Rhetoric/Oratory/Sophistry

- Hipparchus: re. Greed

- Laws: re. Civic Authority, Discipline and Human Virtues

- Lysis: re. Friendship

- Meno: re. Virtue, Knowledge and Recollection

- Parmenides: re. Theory of Forms

- Phaedo: re. Theory of Ideas/Forms; Essentiality of Philosophy in Education.

- Phaedrus: re. Love and Iperuranio.

- Philebus: re. Human Good (right mixture of Knowledge and Pleasure)

- Politeia (Republic): re. Justice, Government and Education

- Politicus (Statesman): re. How to rule justly and well

- Protagoras: re. Virtue and the Educator's art.

- Sophist: re. Sophist vs. Statesman and Philosopher

- Symposium: re. Love

- Theaetetus: re. Knowledge, and Epistemology

- Timaeus: re. World creation, old Athens, Atlantis

 

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Rifkin, Jeremy

Book: The Empathic Civilization

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Rutherford, R.B.

Book: Meditations – The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius

C

Sakellariou, Georgiou Book: Πυθαγορας, Ο διδασκαλος των Αιωνων
(Pythagoras, the Eternal Teacher)
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Sargant, W.

Book: Battle for the Mind. A physiology of Conversion and Brain-Washing.

C

Seneca (4BC/AD65)

At least one of these works of Seneca

  • Epistulae morales ad Lucilium (124 letters on moral issues)
  • De Brevitate Vitæ (On the shortness of life) – Essay expounding that any length of life is sufficient if lived wisely.
  • De Tranquillitate Animi (On tranquility of mind)
  • De Vita Beata (On the happy life)
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Stanley, Thomas Book: Pythagoras. His Life and Teachings C
Strohmeier & Westbrook Book: Divine Harmony (The Life and Teachings of Pythagoras) C

Talbot, Michael

Book: Mysticism and the New Physics

C

Talbot, Michael

Book: The Holographic Universe

C

Tarnas, Richard

Book: The Passion of the Western Mind

 

Tarnas, Richard

Book: Cosmos and Psyche

 

Tolle, Eckhart

Book: The Power of Now

 

Tolle, Eckhart

Book: A New Earth

 

Voelke, A.-J.

Book: La Philosophie comme thérapie de l’âme

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Young, Michael

Book: The Rise of Meritocracy