Welcome to Altered Book Club, an inviting, loving space to discuss spiritual and fictional texts in the context of sociopolitical realities and self transformation.

We are an open community book club; everyone is invited & reading the text is never required! Our gatherings always happen virtually through this zoom link.

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Next Gathering:
January 23rd, 2021
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We’ll be discussing:  Body Keeps the Score by Bessel Van Der Kolk, Chapter 15: Letting Go of the Past: EMDR and Chapter 16: Learning to Inhabit Your Body: Yoga. 

Chapters 15 and 16 are available here: https://doctorlib.info/travma/body-keeps-score/15.html :)

No participation or prior knowledge of the subjects required, everyone is welcome to discuss or just listen in. 

Community Norms —
  1. Everyone is invited
  2. There is no objective truth, just bring your truth
  3. There is no obligation to read the books to come to the gatherings
  4. We encourage interpersonal connections beyond this collective space
  5. Forgiveness is at our core

For any questions, feel free to DM @alteredbookclub or @trip_nchips on Instagram. You can also email alteredbc@gmail.com

Zoom Link for Altered Book Club

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Unit 1: Ego, Awareness, and embodiment 

In this unit, we will explore our personal reflections and interpretations on the nature of the Ego and emergent Awareness. Our discussions will be guided by questions, and will continue open-endedly.

Our texts are always subject to change depending on the feedback of the group. For this unit, we intend to explore:

1. A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle

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2. The Body Keeps The Score by Bessel Van Der Kolk


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Unit 2: Love and Relationships

bell hooks defines love as the commitment to another’s spiritual expansion. In this unit, we will delve into Love and relationships through text and reflection.
Books will include: