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About stirlingsmith

Retired Physician

Moving Beyond Steppenwolf

Thanks again members for the fire storm this book has created in the psyche of our participants. To me this give and take reminds me of days gone by where we reflected and argued out points out in the student … Continue reading

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Stirling Revisits Steppenwolf

Perhaps we all might struggle in this book club to find a book that would be enlightening and toughly enjoyable. I know that I do. Then, we have some real conflicts about the suitability of an offering and it’s appropriateness, … Continue reading

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Stirling Reactions to Brent Willock Book

I did not know when this photo was taken that my friend Brent would end up writing a book in later life. Here are some of my reactions to his book. It is not comforting to understand that just below … Continue reading

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Black Mass

Reading John Gray’s Black Mass is I believe a way of tapping into the root mass of the western civilization. From the knee we in the west have been fed the mythos of many different versions of Christian salvation and … Continue reading

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