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Alive and Kicking

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Dear Subscriber,

Well, that was somewhat exciting. I decided that being stomped on
by a hurricane wasn't good enough, so I contracted food poisoning
while we had no power. Yippee! Anyway, I didn't die, I now have
power and internet again, and I can now catch up on book orders and
stuff. I hope the rest of you who felt the wrath of Sandy are
getting back on your feet.


Larken Rose
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Me on Bad Quaker

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Here's an interview I just did on the Bad Quaker podcast:


Larken Rose
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But Who Will Pick the Cotton?

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Dear Subscriber,

Whenever I hear someone asking "But who will build the roads?" as a
rebuttal to the idea of a stateless society, it always sounds to me
like, "But who will pick the cotton?" So I made a short video about


Larken Rose
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TMDS is Back!

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Dear Subscriber,

After various delays and complications, the second edition of "The
Most Dangerous Superstition" is now available, and orders are being
filled right now. If you ordered the book in the last few weeks, it
will be shipped very soon, probably today. If you were holding off
on ordering until the new books arrived, they did. It's once again
for sale on www.LarkenRose.com and www.Amazon.com. (At the moment,
I still do bulk orders on an individual basis: tell me how many
copies you're looking for, and I'll make up a price.)

For those who asked, the "second edition" of the book has maybe
three new paragraphs, and maybe a dozen sentences reworded for
clarity, but that's about it--same cover, same layout, same
content, etc. So it only just barely deserves the label "second
edition," and you're not missing out on much if you already have
the first edition.

Just for fun, now that several thousand copies of TMDS are in
circulation, I will finally publicly ask: has anyone noticed the
hidden something in the cover design? I wanted to see if anyone
would notice it without me mentioning it, but so far no one has.
(Even when I say there's something there, most people still can't
find it.)


Larken Rose
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Last Call! - "Escaping the Myth" (CO)

This will be my last message to this list about the "Escaping the
Myth" event happening next Saturday, in Westminster, Colorado.

If you're like 99.9% of the population, you mean well, and your
intentions are good, but you are personally enabling and assisting
widespread injustice and suffering. Whether you view yourself as a
compassionate, open-minded liberal, or a moral, responsible
conservative, or almost anything else, you are almost certainly
doing things which act directly against your own values, what you
care about, and what you want the world to be.

I know, because for many years, while thinking I was pushing the
noble and righteous cause, I was accidentally harming the good guys
and helping the bad guys--not because I was malicious or evil, but
simply because I had been raised to see the world in a way that is
completely contrary to realty; I was taught to accept and believe
things that allowed my good intentions to be converted into fuel
for destruction and oppression. The sad part is, if someone had
told me that twenty years ago, I would have laughed at such a
ridiculous idea. Now, I am embarrassed and ashamed that I was ever
so blind, and ever could have allowed myself to be deceived into
acting as a pawn for the parasites and control freaks of the world.

If YOU were accidentally doing the same thing, would you want to
know about it? If you were inadvertently contributing to violence
and conflict, would it be worth it to you to re-examine your
assumptions and beliefs? If so, that's exactly what the "Escaping
the Myth" event is all about. Next Saturday, October 6th, an
"Escaping the Myth" event will be happening in Westminster,
Colorado (northern suburb of Denver). The event is interactive, but
totally non-confrontational. You won't be put on the spot, your
values and morals won't be questioned, and the entire event will be
informal, friendly and comfortable. The cost for attending this all-
day event (five separate sessions with breaks in between) is only
$60, and if by the end of the day your view of society and the
world hasn't changed significantly, you get your $60 back. So which
do you value more: your familiar paradigms and assumptions, or
truth and justice?

You can get tickets here:

Larken Rose
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P.S. If you live in or around the Denver area, or know people or
groups in that area, please forward this message on to them.

E.T.M.: What It's NOT About

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. .
. E.T.M.: What it's NOT about!

I was just explaining to someone--or trying to explain--what
"Escaping the Myth" is all about, and I noticed that mostly I was
pointing out lots of things it's NOT about. I do this because there
are a lot of things I would wonder, if someone wanted me to go to
some event, which might keep me away. So here ya go. (The next one
is happening in Westminster, Colorado, in just over a week, on
October 6th, so get a move on!)

Q: "Will it be argumentative and confrontational?"
A: "Nope. Not at all."

Q: "Will I be put on the spot?"
A: "Nope. You can participate as little or as much as you want."

Q: "Will my values or morals be attacked?"
A: "Absolutely not."

Q: "Is this about religion?"
A: "No. Your religious beliefs, or lack thereof, are irrelevant for
this event."

Q: "Is this event more liberal, or more conservative?"
A: "No." (Even if you didn't think that was a yes-or-no question.)

Q: "Will I need to know stuff about philosophy?"
A: "No."

Q: "Will I need to know anything about history, or politics?"
A: "Nope, nothing."

Q: "Will I need to know anything about anything?"
A: "It will help if you can comprehend basic English. (Speaking it
is optional.)"

Q: "Do I need to be super-smart?"
A: "No. You don't even need to be of average intelligence."

Q: "Are there age restrictions?"
A: "Not really. The subject matter and presentation are appropriate
for teen and up. If you can sit still--or even sit fidgeting--for
an hour and a half at a time, you're welcome to attend."

Q: "Does the event push a particular candidate or political party?"
A: "No."

Q: "Is this some militia/survivalist thing, about overthrowing the
A: "No."

Q: "Well, what IS it about?"
A: "Show up and find out."

Q: "What if, when it's done, I don't think I learned anything?"
A: "You get your money back."

Q: "What if it dramatically alters my view of reality?"
A: "Deal with it."

Q: "How can I learn more about 'Escaping the Myth'?"
A: "Buy a ticket and go to it."

Larken Rose
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