Pronoia Is the Antidote for Paranoia: How the Whole World Is Conspiring to Shower You with Blessings

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Frog Books, 2005 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 296 pages
Human beings are selfish, small-minded, violence-prone savages, civilization is a blight on the earth, and the rising tide of chaos ensures that everything's going to fall apart any day now. Right? Wrong, says Rob Brezsny. In Pronoia Is the Antidote to Paranoia, he declares evil is boring, the universe is friendly, and life is a sublime gift created for our amusement and illumination. This buoyant perspective is not rooted in denial. On the contrary, Brezsny builds a case for a "cagey optimism" that does not require a repression of difficulty, but rather, seeks a vigorous engagement with it. The best way to attract the blessings that the world is conspiring to give us, he insists, is to dive into the most challenging mysteries. This witty, inspiring how-to shows how any reader can become "a wildly disciplined, fiercely tender . . . lustfully compassionate Master of Rowdy Bliss."
 

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Written in a very easytoread lyrical manner this book will challenge and delight you. Sometimes hard to tell when the author is being serious and when hes being toungueincheek still a very positive ... Read full review

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Rob , Here i am with my loca Mexicana picsean girl friend living in a land where i only go so deep in th language and culture and coming across your words of wisdom and philosophy - not very far away from that which i embrace is a very special gift at this time .....so thanks for Pronoia ,cancer bro and th continual efforts in your weekly words that do make my world a much better place keep trying ...its werkin ! 

Contents

THIS IS A PERFECT MOMENT Primordial Gossip
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GLORY IN THE HIGHEST Secrets of Pronoia
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THE EXPERIMENT Dionysian Manifesto
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DEAR GORGEOUS GENIUS Love Letter
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PRONOIA THERAPY Pronoia Therapy
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BABY WIPE COMMUNIQUE Medicine Story
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SACRED ADVERTISEMENT Night vision goggles and Sharon Doubiago
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YOUR INALIENABLE RIGHT TO FRESH OMENS Guerrilla Oracle 23 BURN BABY BURN Guerrilla Oracle
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SACRED ADVERTISEMENT Iroquois Thunderbird Clan
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LAZY WORK Guerrilla Oracle
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ORIGINS OF THE HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINE SPELLS Secrets of Pronoia 67 HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINE SPELL
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WORLD KISS Primordial Gossip
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VOLCANIC PRONOIA THERAPY Pronoia Therapy
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SACRED ADVERTISEMENT William Blakes poem
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LETS MAKE MORALITY FUN Special Offer
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HOW PRONOIA WORKS Secrets of Pronoia
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FREE PRONOIA THERAPY Pronoia Therapy
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LUMINOUS TEASE Love Letter
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EVIL IS BORING Dionysian Manifesto
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SACRED ADVERTISEMENT How to Start Your Own Country
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SUBVERT COLONIALISM Guerrilla Oracle
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SLAM Special Offer
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HAVE A DREAM Primordial Gossip
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SACRED ADVERTISEMENT Jung Whitman King
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DREAMY PRONOIA THERAPY Pronoia Therapy
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THE MISSING EVERYTHING Guerrilla Oracle
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WHAT IS THE BEAUTY AND TRUTH LABORATORY? Medicine Story
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SACRED ADVERTISEMENT Handloomed Turkish shower curtains
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LIBERATED FOR YOUR
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DROWNING IN LOVE Guerrilla Oracle
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THE UNIVERSE IS MADE OF STORIES Dionysian Manifesto
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WELCOME TO THE SHOW Primordial Gossip
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PRONOIA NEWS NETWORK
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5O GAZING INTO THE ABYSS OF HAPPINESS Dionysian Manifesto 51 YOUR AWAKENING TREE Guerrilla Oracle
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BEYOND GOODNESS Guerrilla Oracle
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A DANGEROUS TABOO Secrets of Pronoia
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LIBERATED FOR YOUR
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WHATS THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION FOR YOU TO ASK TODAY? Love Letter
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BIGGER BETTER MORE INTERESTING PROBLEMS Dionysian Manifesto
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SACRED ADVERTISEMENT The mosquito that kept you up all night
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INTIMATE PRONOIA THERAPY Pronoia Therapy
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PRONOIA NEWS NETWORK
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THE RICH GET RICHER Guerrilla Oracle
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SACRED ADVERTISEMENT The Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu
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FURTHER EVIDENCE Special Offer
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SACRED ADVERTISEMENT Boris Pasternaks poem
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YOU ARE ALMOST EVERYTHING Love Letter
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BIN LADENS WIFES BRA Guerrilla Oracle
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BRAINSCRAMBLING MEDITATION Primordial Gossip
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REAP THE BENEFITS OF YOUR SCRAMBLED BRAIN Primordial Gossip
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APOCALYPSE VERSUS APOCALYPSE Dionysian Manifesto
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SACRED ADVERTISEMENT When you ate Peruvian figs
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HYPEOCALYPSE Dionysian Manifesto
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PRONOIAS VILLAINS Secrets of Pronoia
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YOURE A GOOD KILLER Guerrilla Oracle
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Rob Brezsny writes "Free Will Astrology," a syndicated weekly column that reaches nine million readers in over 100 publications, including the Village Voice, where it has appeared every week since January 1999. It is also published on his website, www.freewillastrology.com, and is distributed through a weekly email newsletter with 26,500+ subscribers.

When Utne Reader named Brezsny a "Culture Hero," it observed: "With a blend of spontaneous poetry, feisty politics, and fanciful put-on, Brezsny breathes new life into the tabloid mummy of zodiac advice columns."

In its profile of Brezsny, The New York Times quoted a reader who compared his writing to that of Tom Robbins. The horoscopes "are like little valentines, buoyant and spilling over with mischievousness. They're a soul prognosis."

Before his other book, The Televisionary Oracle, Brezsny's enduring artistic artifacts were music albums, one created as a solo artist and three with the band World Entertainment War, which recorded for MCA. World Entertainment War's albums was nominated for a "Bammie," California's version of the Grammies, and benefited from the promotional wizardry of rock's top impresario, Bill Graham, who managed World Entertainment War until his death.

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