hygienic darkroom retreat

profound rest for the self‑healing psyche

a book by andrew durham

bibliography and influences

  • anthropology, history
  • psychology
    • The Continuum Concept, Jean Liedloff (also anthropology)
    • Summerhill, A S Neill, genius headmaster
    • Magical Child Matures, Joseph Chilton Pearce and here
    • Birth Without Violence Frederick Leboyer
    • The Primal Scream, Arthur Janov
    • Mass Psychology of Fascism, Wilhelm Reich
    • Fury on Earth, Myron Sharaf, biography of Wilhelm Reich
    • Pleasure, Alexander Lowen, student of Reich
    • Banished Knowledge: Facing Childhood Injuries, Alice Miller
  • philosophy
    • my parents, John and LouAnn, and brother, Paul
    • Atlas Shrugged, etc, Ayn Rand, preceptor
    • Tantric Hinduism with my former guru, Purna Steinitz
    • In Search of the Miraculous, PD Ouspensky (GI Gurdjieff’s basic teachings)
    • The Bible as law, with DeWaynn Rogers (late legal counsel, enigma, and possibly Teacher of the Age)
    • Christianity, the Bible as it is, and Satan’s rule of the world in “Total Onslaught” video series on YouTube, Walter Veith
    • Our Universal Journey, George Kavassilas + YouTube interviews
    • animism from nature, books (above, especially by Quinn), elders (scoutmaster Jack Asher; godfather and mentor, John Boyer), extended family, and friends
  • health
    • my parents, always keenly interested in diet and health
    • hygiene
    • Introduction to Human Technology and Human Technology, William Arthur Evans (thanks to friend, Sterling Voss, for finding this rare work)
  • design and art
    • my parents and brother
    • grandelder and grandmaster craftsman and engineer, Jack Nuckols
    • childhood teacher, Steve Parks (Horizons School, Twin Falls)
    • accompanist and mentor, Willetta Warberg
    • The Dark is Rising, Susan Cooper
    • BuckyWorks, Jay Baldwin (about Buckminster Fuller)
    • The Natural House, Frank Lloyd Wright
    • Selected Poems, Robert Bly
  • experiences
    • 1 week of peaceful society at Sawtooth Methodist Church Camp, Idaho, Joanie Williamson, director, 1985
    • 3 months enraptured, Idaho, 1987
    • 23 days fasting in California desert, 1991
    • hundreds of hours since 1986 in conversation with mentor and godfather, John Boyer, jeweler, especially 1991-93, Idaho
    • 1 week of fresh, rich society at Rainbow National Gathering, Idaho, 2001
    • 56-hour dark retreat, supported by Harold, Oregon, 2006
    • 10 days in audience of Advaita master, Arnaud Desjardins, Montana, 2007
    • 8 seconds in dreamtime, with Adrian Wolfe, Oregon, 2008
    • 18 months with the Maya of Lake Atitlan, Guatemala, 2011
    • 2 months of life-altering sex, Sweden, 2012
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