JOSEPH CHILTON PEARCE ~ THE CRACK IN THE COSMIC EGG

~ TTUTSAPDTNOTSWWWMTL ~ The Techniques Used To Solve A Problem Determine The Nature Of The Solutions With Which We Must Then Live

~ AKORMTPBOMAOR-WCSOTMPAEI ~ A Kind Of Rough Mirroring Takes Place Between Our Mind And Our Reality – We Cannot Stand Outside This Mirroring Process And Examine It

~ ATWMUT’LO’AORBAPOTEIQ ~ Any Technique We Might Use To “Look Objectively” At Our Reality Becomes A Part Of The Event In Question

~ OMDOSAEBAMAOSAITM ~ Our Mind Directs Our Sensory Apparatus Every Bit As Much As Our Sensory Apparatus Informs The Mind

~ ACOWVCCTWV ~ A Change Of World View Can Change The World Viewed

~ EDNJHTU ~ Events Do Not Just Happen To Us

~ TMLTL ~ The Mythos Leads The Logos

~ OMSOFMTWA-BOSPAAAC ~ Our Minds Screen Out Far More Than We Accept – But Our Screening Processes Are Arbitrary And Changeable

~ AMDBCIAMROP ~ A Mind Divided By Choices Is A Mind Robbed Of Power

~ TIDTSFAEP ~ Thought Is Designed To Simplify From An Endless Possibility

~ WATSOVACATSOIAWTPOORO ~ We Are The Source Of Value And Choice And The Source Of Ideas Around Which The Procedure Of Our Reality Orients

~ APIAREAMBEO ~ All Parties In A Reality Event Are Modified By Each Other

~ WANTTROAWBTTROOT ~ We Adjust Not To The Reality Of A World But To The Reality Of Other Thinkers

~ CHPTTROONSADHWPTW ~ Culture Has Penetrated To The Roots Of Our Nervous System And Determines How We Perceive The World

~ WCAOIETTMOC ~ We Cannot Act Or Interact Except Through The Medium Of Culture

~ WTTSOWCBIIOEFORATTRANF ~ We Tend To See Only What Can Be Incorporated Into Our Established Frame Of Reference And Tend To Reject Anything Not Fitting

~ VOAPCBO ~ Verification Of Any Prejudice Can Be Obtained

~ AITTRIIAWICUIBOI ~ An Idea Tends To Realize Itself In Any Way It Can Unless Inhibited By Opposing Ideas

~ WAOIWOB-ABOIWOA ~ We Act Ourselves Into Ways Of Believing – And Believe Ourselves Into Ways Of Acting

~ TFTITUITC ~ The Farthest Thing In The Universe Influences The Closest

~ WAIMTOT ~ We Are Infinitely More Than Our Things

~ IIATWNATWMH ~ It Is Adventure That We Need And That We Must Have

~ WANIWAPSOAPS-WAAMATIIWWMBSPAAACAA ~ We Are Not Involved With A Preset Script On A Preset Stage – We Are A Magnificent And Terrible Improvisation In Which We Must Be Spontaneous Playwrights And Actors And Critics And Audiences

~ APWCIA-BIOCWSTWAIIFU ~ Any Path We Choose Is Arbitrary – But In Our Choice We Shape The World As It Is For Us

RACHEL SHTEIR ~ THE STEAL

~ TCS ~ The Celebrity Shoplifter

~ ST-ACP-ASE ~ Shoplifting Today – A Cultural Phenomenon – A Silent Epidemic

~ WFST-IIADTSOAOSOA ~ Whatever Form Shoplifting Takes – It Is As Difficult To Stamp Out As Oil Spills Or Alcoholism

~ JAECAOWPS-TCAOHTSI ~ Just As Experts Can’t Agree On Why People Shoplift – They Can’t Agree On How To Stop It

~ AMSTS ~ Americans Must Shoplift To Survive

~ ATFPBWBOT ~ Among The First Printed Books Were Biographies Of Thieves

~ ‘FFD’ ~ “Five-Finger Discount”

~ RH2.0 ~ Robin Hoods 2.0

~ ‘ES’ ~ “Ethical Shoplifting”

~ BSITOTOSAWEBHBW ~ Book Shoplifting Is The Only Type Of Shoplifting About Which Entire Books Have Been Written

~ DDNMPS-O10%O’TO’ADA ~ Drugs Do Not Make People Shoplift – Only 10 Percent Of “Theft Offenders” Are Drug Addicts

~ RSBFI-APOWGLS ~ Rich Shoplifters Became Fashion Icons – And Poor Ones Were Given Life Sentences

~ SCLTTSHM ~ Shoplifting Came Late To The Self-Help Movement

~ LPA ~ Loss Prevention Agent

~ APA ~ Assets Protection Agent

~ VSCHCSLTTRIH ~ Video Surveillance Cameras Have Curbed Shoplifting Less Than The Retail Industry Hoped

~ ‘AH’ ~ “Aggressive Hospitality”

~ ‘SIAHHIBIIAV-AEOSOOC-AW’ ~ “Shoplifting Is A Hush-Hush Issue Because It Is A Violation – An Evidence Of Something Out Of Control – A Weakness”

~ USPTPSSA-YSITSTOS-PITDS ~ Using Shame Punishment To Police Shoplifting Seems Archaic – Yet Shame Is The Secret Terror Of Shoplifters – Publicity Is Their Death Penalty

~ TINSRFSR-IOW-WGACAE-WSAEIAS-AWRLRHAA-TCWCTG ~ There Is No Single Reason For Shoplifting’s Rise – In Our World – Where Greed And Consumerism Are Encouraged – Where Social And Economic Inequality Are Swelling – And Where Rogues Like Robin Hood Are Admired – The Crime Will Continue To Grow