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H2O & The Waters of Forgetfulness; Ivan Illich; 1986; Marion Boyars Books

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H2O & The Waters of Forgetfulness; Ivan Illich; 1986; Marion Boyars Books
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H2O & The Waters of Forgetfulness by Ivan Illich

Published in 1986. Marion Boyars Books

"Philosopher and social analyst Ivan Illich, one of the most influential thinkers of second half of this century, directs his attention to water, the 'stuff' of purity and the creative force of the imagination without which life in unthinkable. He deals with the dual nature of water, as life-giving material substance and as the wellspring of form, on which are founded the most basic myths and cultural manifestations: water as cleanser, water as domestic necessity and water as a religious and spiritual force."

A  great film of a lecture by Illich in 1984 talking about water is here


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This book belongs in the 'crucial' section in my library.
He was way ahead of us...30 years in fact...
Maybe we can start a (virtual) reading group?
Thanks Antony

Yes, agree with that . That is why it was the first book i added to this section. He was a great man. "Deschooling Society" and other books,
I agree with Antony - one of many of his excellent books.



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