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Last updated November 20, 2014 - I am still filling in the complete descriptions as I have time. If your post was deleted, that means your recommendations were added. Feel free to make any submission(s) that you don't see below (or you can help by finishing the incomplete ones). Some form of alphabetical order will be implemented in the future. Please point out any typos or other errors as you see them. Many Thanks.

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The following is a list of books that may be of interest to readers and members of the MBT forum. The books in this list do not necessarily reflect or echo the views and concepts presented in MBT. The inclusion of a book to this list does not imply any sort of endorsement by Tom Campbell or the MBT forum. The inclusion of a given book to this list simply implies that it was useful for somebody and that it may be useful for others. Many of these books have played important roles in opening minds and encouraging people along their own personal journeys.

Though this list is intended to be fairly open and inclusive, please only submit books that fall within the provided topics. The romance novel that led you to your significant other and changed your life - though no doubt important to you - probably doesn't belong on this list.

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Category: Out-of-body, lucid dreaming, astral projection, exploring NPMR, etc
Adventures Beyond the Body: How to Experience Out-of-Body Travel
William Buhlman
1996
“Explore new worlds without booking a flight! In Adventures Beyond the Body, William Buhlman recounts his fascinating experiences with astral travel, connects this phenomenon with current cosmological theories, and suggests that we all have the capability to travel to parallel universes. Don't worry about getting lost--Adventures is filled with well mapped methods for finding your way out of your body and into other worlds. Control is Buhlman's mantra, specifically control over our fear of the unknown. He precisely addresses the common events that can occur during an out-of-body experience, taking the fear out of the journey, and allowing you to focus on living the adventure.”
-Brian Patterson, amazon.com editorial review
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For "Title", please use the full title and any subtitle text such as: Explorations in Consciousness: A New Approach to Out-of-Body Experiences instead of Explorations in Consciousness.

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Black Elk Speaks: Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux, The Premier Edition
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Meditations on First Philosophy (Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy)
Rene Descartes, translated by John Cottingham
1996 (originally published in 1641)
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Explorations in Consciousness: A New Approach to Out-of-Body Experiences
Fred Aardema
2012
“In Explorations in Consciousness, Frederick Aardema, a clinical researcher, provides a profound, in-depth account of the out-of-body experience, during which the explorer of consciousness is able to transcend the boundaries of time and space. In his quest for knowledge, the author seamlessly weaves in his own travels into different fields of consciousness. These include experiences in the personal field, where he is confronted with the constructs of his own psyche, as well as visitations to collective fields of consciousness that appear to have an independent existence beyond the eye of the beholder. Highly original and groundbreaking,Explorations in Consciousness presents a model of reality in which nothing can ever be taken for granted. Consciousness is embedded within a wider field of possibilities that become real depending on our interaction with the world around us. Regardless of what you believe about the out-of-body state, the book will excite you to become an explorer of consciousness yourself. It provides you with all the tools you need for your own journey.”
-Quoted from amazon.com description

Exploring the world of Lucid Dreaming
Stephen LaBerge
1990
“This book goes far beyond the confines of pop dream psychology, establishing a scientifically researched framework for using lucid dreaming--that is, consciously influencing the outcome of your dreams. Based on Dr. Stephen LaBerge's extensive laboratory work at Stanford University mapping mind/body relationships during the dream state, as well as the teachings of Tibetan dream yogis and the work of other scientists, including German psycholgist Paul Tholey, this practical workbook will show you how to use your dreams to: Solve problems; Gain greater confidence; improve creativity, and more.”
-Quoted from amazon.com description

Lucid Dreaming
Stephen Laberge
2009
“What if right now, reading these words, you suddenly realized that you were actually dreaming and that in this domain you could do anything imaginable? That is what it's like to dream lucidly, teaches Stephen LaBerge. With Lucid Dreaming, the author of Exploring the World of Lucid Dreaming (more than 120,000 copies in print; Ballantine, 1991) teaches his simple, tested methods for becoming fully conscious in the dream state. With techniques perfected during LaBerge's 20 years of pioneering research at Stanford University, now anyone can learn to consciously explore and use their dreams for self-discovery, creativity, fantasy fulfillment, emotional healing, and profound spiritual insight. Available for the first time in paperback, this complete mini-course shows you: The fastest and most effective program to awaken in the dream state, How to "re-dream" your nightmares to resolve hidden fears, Ways to use dreamwork for emotional healing, How to use the lucid dream state to more fully awaken in your daytime hours,Features a CD complete with dream induction sessions, exercises, and more.”
-Quoted from amazon.com description

Lucid Dreaming
Robert Waggoner
2008
“Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self is the account of an extraordinarily talented lucid dreamer who goes beyond the boundaries of both psychology and religion. In the process, he stumbles upon the Inner Self. While lucid (consciously aware) in the dream state and able to act and interact with dream figures, objects, and settings, dream expert Robert Waggoner experienced something transformative and unexpected. He was able to interact consciously with the dream observer -- the apparent Inner Self -- within the dream. At first this seemed shocking, even impossible, since psychology normally alludes to such theoretical inner aspects as the Subliminal Self, the Center, the Internal Self-Helper in vague and theoretical ways. Waggoner came to realize, however, that aware interaction with the Inner Self was not only possible, but actual and highly inspiring. He concluded that while aware in the dream state, one has both a psychological tool and a platform from which to understand dreaming and the larger picture of man's psyche as well. Waggoner proposes 5 stages of lucid dreaming and guides readers through them, offering advice for those who have never experienced the lucid dream state and suggestions for how experienced lucid dreamers can advance to a new level. Lucid Dreaming offers exciting insights and vivid illustrations that will intrigue not only avid dreamworkers but anyone who is interested in consciousness, identity, and the definition of reality.”
-Quoted from amazon.com description

Voyages into the Unknown (Exploring the Afterlife)
Bruce Moen
1997
“The author says, "I'm just an ordinary human being whose curiousity about human existence beyond death led me to extraordinary experience. . . . If there is any difference between you and me it is only that my curiousity has already led me to exlore and know what lies beyond death in the Afterlife."
This fascinating volume recounts the story of some of his voyages past the edge of life, using techniques learned at The Monroe Institute. Moen describes for the reader how to access this knowledge for themselves and to learn what the Afterlife really is.”
-Quoted from amazon.com description

Cosmic journeys: my out-of-body explorations with Robert A. Monroe
Rosalind A. McKnight
1999
“Explorers are known for the journeys they take, Rosie McKnight explored the vast nonphysical dimensions of consciousness. With famed out-of-body researcher Robert Monroe, she helped to further the understanding of human consciousness, and to demonstrate beyond doubt that we are more than our physical bodies. Many of these pioneering sessions are presented here almost word for word, as they were taped, along with her warm and inspiring observations of Bob Monroe and the early days of The Monroe Institute (TMI).”
-Quoted from amazon.com description

Adventures Beyond the Body: How to Experience Out-of-Body Travel
William Buhlman
1996
“Explore new worlds without booking a flight! In Adventures Beyond the Body, William Buhlman recounts his fascinating experiences with astral travel, connects this phenomenon with current cosmological theories, and suggests that we all have the capability to travel to parallel universes. Don't worry about getting lost--Adventures is filled with well mapped methods for finding your way out of your body and into other worlds. Control is Buhlman's mantra, specifically control over our fear of the unknown. He precisely addresses the common events that can occur during an out-of-body experience, taking the fear out of the journey, and allowing you to focus on living the adventure.”
-Brian Patterson, amazon.com editorial review

Adventures in the Afterlife
William Buhlman
2013
“Adventures in the Afterlife is a powerful journey of spiritual awakening; a bold quest for answers and enlightenment. The old assumptions of heaven are confronted and an expansive new vision of our continuing life is presented. After being diagnosed with cancer, William Buhlman, author of Adventures Beyond the Body, pursued answers to the mysteries of our existence after death. Confronting his mortality, he experienced profound insights into what lies beyond our physical body. Our journey into the next life is the basis for Adventures in the Afterlife. The author chronicles his out-of-body experiences and lucid dreams through the eyes of a fictional character, Frank Brooks. The insights are sometimes surprising, but a clear message is always apparent; we are powerful, spiritual beings and we shape our reality now and in the future. The purpose of this book is to prepare us for the many thought responsive environments we will experience. William Buhlman teaches and lectures worldwide on the subjects of out-of-body experiences and spiritual empowerment. Visit the author at astralinfo.org.”
-Quoted from amazon.com description

Multidimensional Man
Jurgen Ziewe
2008
“Leading a highly demanding professional life Jurgen Ziewe compensated by practicing intensive meditation to gain balance and spiritual inspiration. He soon discovered there was more to life when he was catapulted out of his body into a parallel universe. For nearly forty years he kept a secret diary detailing his excursions, which reveal a fascinating alternate reality that awaits us once we leave our mortal bodies. The author discovered a multidimensional universe, which he could step into in full waking consciousness. He returned each time with breath-taking accounts of a world which forms not only the natural extension but the foundation of our physical universe. Jurgen Ziewe gives vivid and compelling accounts of meeting his deceased relatives, of interviewing the 'dead', and even of accompanying himself in a previous life. He describes with the zest of a travel journalist some of the mind-bending places he has visited, and recalls the excitement of unearthing the magical powers found there.”
-Quoted from amazon.com description

Projection of the Astral Body
Sylvan J. Muldoon
1973
“This fascinating book contains the remarkable account of Sylvan Muldoor's out of body experience, scientifically edited by one of the world's foremost psychic researchers, Dr. Carrington. Including both the detailed account of Muldoor's experiences and instructions on the technique of projecting the astral body, this book is thoroughly recommended for inclusion on the bookshelf of anyone with an interest in the subject.”
-Quoted from amazon.com description

Are You Dreaming?: Exploring Lucid Dreams: A Comprehensive Guide
Daniel Love
2013
“Every night, you adventure inwards to a universe made from the very fabric of your being: your dreams. Dreaming accounts for around 11% of your daily experience and, amazingly, each year you will spend an entire month dreaming. What if you could 'wake up' to this mysterious world, to learn to consciously explore the inner depths of your mind? Such an experience is indeed possible. It is called 'Lucid Dreaming'.”
-Quoted from amazon.com description

Dreams of Awakening: Lucid Dreaming and Mindfulness of Dream and Sleep
Charlie Morley
2013
“Dreams of Awakening is a thorough and exciting exploration of lucid dreaming theory and practice within both Western and Tibetan Buddhist contexts. It not only explores lucid dreaming practices, but also the innovative new techniques of Mindfulness of Dream and Sleep, the holistic approach to lucidity training which the author co-created.”
-Quoted from amazon.com description

Navigating the Out-of-Body Experience: Radical New Techniques
Graham Nicholls
2012
“Drawing from more than twenty years of study and hundreds of OBEs that he has brought about in himself and others, Graham Nicholls reveals proven immersive techniques for leaving the body. Begin by filling out an in-depth, personal questionnaire to gain greater insight into your psychological makeup and unique strengths—and use this knowledge to build a customized approach to astral projection. Blending hypnosis, breathwork, virtual reality, quantum science, nutrition, and healing, Nicholls teaches you how to move past limiting beliefs and deepen your level of self-understanding so you can achieve your astral goals.”
-Quoted from amazon.com description

Astral Dynamics: The Complete Book of Out-of-Body Experiences
Robert Bruce
2009
“Astral Dynamics will teach you everything you need to know to accomplish successful out-of-body travel. It explores the physics of the nonphysical world and provides useful advice for astral travelers, including how to exit the body, how to get around on the astral plane, and how to get back to your body with solid memories of the event. The guide is written in plain language with commonsense terminology.”
-Quoted from amazon.com description

Mastering Astral Projection
Robert Bruce
2013
“This practical guide to achieving conscious out-of-body experiences is based upon Robert Bruce's extensive knowledge of astral projection, Brian Mercer's methods for personal success, and valuable feedback from volunteers who have tested this program. Presented in an easy-to-follow workbook format, the thirteen-week program introduces astral projection methods and provides daily exercises that progressively prepares and trains readers for this incredible, life-changing experience.”
-Quoted from amazon.com description

Out-of-Body Adventures: 30 Days to the Most Exciting Experience of Your Life
Rick Stack
1988
“This classic in the field is a no nonsense manual on how to induce out of body experiences. It provides a
simple, 30-day program that will show you how to walk through walls, fly around your neighborhood, travel through time, and experience the wonder of being in other dimensions. With OUT-OF-BODY ADVENTURES, just about anybody willing to apply themselves can have these amazing experiences within 30 days.”
-Quoted from amazon.com description

DMT The Spirit Molecule
Rick Strassman
2001
“Strassman's research connects DMT with the pineal gland, considered by Hindus to be the site of the seventh chakra and by René Descartes to be the seat of the soul. _DMT: The Spirit Molecule_ makes the bold case that DMT, naturally released by the pineal gland, facilitates the soul's movement in and out of the body and is an integral part of the birth and death experiences.”
-Quoted from amazon.com description

The Deep Self
John C. Lilly
1977
“...this classic work presents the methods and conclusions of more than 25 years of experimentation with the isolation-tank meditative experience. Drawing on the personal testimony of many who tried it, including Burgess Meredith, Gregory Bateson, E. J. Gold, and Jerry Rubin, the evidence shows how, by eliminating the presence of shifting physical input patterns, the tank allows participants to dive deep into their subconscious and focus immediately on their inner perceptions. The different domains of reality and how various experiences with solitude affect different people are discussed along with practical details on the standards for isolation tank manufacture and use.”
-Quoted from amazon.com description

The Frank Kepple Resource (online resource)
Link: http://www.astralpulse.com/frankkepple.html
Edited by Douglas Eckhart
Date unknown
“This web page is intended to provide a detailed overview of Frank Kepple's model for Astral Reality, or what he refers to as the Wider Reality. Frank's findings concerning a range of related issues has also been included so as to provide a one stop resource for those who wish to learn about Frank's contribution to afterlife research. If the theories presented here are of interest to you, then I recommend that you look up Frank’s posts on the Astral Pulse discussion forums where all of this information and more, can be found.
The information here has been culled from Frank's many posts on the Astral Pulse forums over the years. What you will read is Frank in his own words, as far as possible; I have had to paraphrase here and there and restructure some paragraphs in order to present the information in its current format.
I have created this resource as a tribute to Frank and to promote his own findings in the field of afterlife studies. Frank's work has built upon the pioneering research of Robert Monroe and provides an update to it. I believe Frank's new model is of critical importance and deserves to be promoted. I hope you will find his contribution to the exploration and understanding of the astral world as rewarding and stimulating as it has been for me.”
-Douglas Eckhart, astralpulse.com/frankkepple.html

Leaving the Body: A Complete Guide to Astral Projection
D. Scott Rogo
1983
“How to induce a safe, controlled out-of-body experience using physical and mental methods.
Astral projection, the ability to “leave the body” at will, is a phenomenon that has long fascinated both the scientific world and the general public. If you have been curious about this strange power and are now ready to take your curiosity one step further, here is a complete guide to eight genuine methods that have been proven to induce out-of-body experiences. In plain, straightforward language, this realistic guide explains the techniques and potential applications of astral projection through dynamic concentration, progressive muscular relaxation, dietary control, guided imagery, and others.”
-Quoted from amazon.com description

Traveling with power : The Exploration and Development of Perception
Ken Eagle Feather
1992
"The nature of consciousness and the many varieties of perception. Fascinating experiences and information about the out-of-body state, shamanism, earth changes, with easy-to-follow techniques to stimulate perception and achieve the out-of-body experience."
-Quoted from hemi-syncproductsandprograms.com description

He was a student of Don Juan and the Toltec path. He also had a bit to do with the Monroe Institute and tells of experiences there.
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Journeys Out of the Body
Robert A. Monroe
1971
“In 1958, Robert Monroe, a Virginia businessman, began to have experiences that drastically altered his life. Unpredictably, and without his willing it, Monroe found himself leaving his physical body to travel, via a "second body," to locales far removed from the physical and spiritual realities of his life. He was inhabiting a place unbounded by time or death. The author tells of his initial resistance to these "out of body" experiences, which soon began to appear with alarming frequency. As time went by, however, his fears were alleviated by his discovery of a long history of these experiences in the literature of the East, as well as a surprisingly large "underground" in this country, made up of people who had shared Monroe's experiences. This book is the gripping personal account of Monroe's courageous adventure into the unknown. This fully-documented, first-hand story challenges the reader to explore the limits of our physical universe-and re-think his ideas of life and death. For the adventurous, the author also provides instructions on how to initiate the out-of-body experience.”
–Quoted from Amazon.com description
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Far Journeys
Robert A. Monroe
1985
“The sequel to Monroe's Journeys Out Of The Body is an amazing parapsychological odyssey that reflects a decade of research into the psychic realm beyond the known dimensions of physical reality.”
–Quoted from Amazon.com description
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Ultimate Journey
Robert A. Monroe
1994
“Ultimate Journey charts that area which lies "over the edge," beyond the limits of the physical world. It presents us with a map of the "interstate"--the route that opens to us when we leave our physical lives, with their entry and exit ramps, their signposts and their hazards. It also tells us how Monroe found the route and travelled it, and uncovered the reason and the purpose of this pioneering expedition. It is a journey that reveals basic truths about the meaning and purpose of life—and of what lies beyond.”
–Quoted from Amazon.com description
Submitted by: tlebeau

Out of Body Experiences: How to have them and what to expect
Robert Peterson
1997
“Throughout history, people have reported spiritual experiences that we now identify as out-of-body experiences or OBEs. In recent times, modern researchers like Robert Monroe have pioneered the scientific study and practice of OBEs. Increasingly, people are remembering spontaneous OBEs, especially from early childhood. Also, OBEs are a typical feature of near-death experiences and have been described as beautiful, painless, and ecstatic. This is the comprehensive manual for inducing out of body experiences and managing the experience. Peterson not only explores the stages of his own development, but also concludes each chapter with a specific exercise that takes you to the next level. From wiggling out of your body for the first time (the author did a back flip his first time) to traveling through other realms and dealing with your "encounters,", this is one of the most practical, step-by-step guides to OBEs available. He clearly demonstrates how this consciousness-expanding experience is accessible to anyone willing to make the leap into the great beyond.”
–Quoted from book jacket
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My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey
Jill Bolte Taylor
2008
“On December 10, 1996, Jill Bolte Taylor, a thirty-seven- year-old Harvard-trained brain scientist experienced a massive stroke in the left hemisphere of her brain. As she observed her mind deteriorate to the point that she could not walk, talk, read, write, or recall any of her life-all within four hours-Taylor alternated between the euphoria of the intuitive and kinesthetic right brain, in which she felt a sense of complete well-being and peace, and the logical, sequential left brain, which recognized she was having a stroke and enabled her to seek help before she was completely lost. It would take her eight years to fully recover.
For Taylor, her stroke was a blessing and a revelation. It taught her that by "stepping to the right" of our left brains, we can uncover feelings of well-being that are often sidelined by "brain chatter." Reaching wide audiences through her talk at the Technology, Entertainment, Design (TED) conference and her appearance on Oprah's online Soul Series, Taylor provides a valuable recovery guide for those touched by brain injury and an inspiring testimony that inner peace is accessible to anyone.”
-Quoted from amazon.com description

Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife
Eban Alexander
2012
“... A highly trained neurosurgeon who had operated on thousands of brains in the course of his career, Alexander knew that what people of faith call the “soul” is really a product of brain chemistry. NDEs, he would have been the first to explain, might feel real to the people having them, but in truth they are simply fantasies produced by brains under extreme stress.
Then came the day when Dr. Alexander’s own brain was attacked by an extremely rare illness. The part of the brain that controls thought and emotion—and in essence makes us human— shut down completely. For seven days Alexander lay in a hospital bed in a deep coma. Then, as his doctors weighed the possibility of stopping treatment, Alexander’s eyes popped open. He had come back.
Alexander’s recovery is by all accounts a medical miracle. But the real miracle of his story lies elsewhere. While his body lay in coma, Alexander journeyed beyond this world and encountered an angelic being who guided him into the deepest realms of super-physical existence. There he met, and spoke with, the Divine source of the universe itself. ...”
-Quoted from amazon.com description

Life After Life: The Investigation of a Phenomenon--Survival of Bodily Death
Raymond Moody
1976
“In Life After Life Raymond Moody investigates more than one hundred case studies of people who experienced "clinical death" and were subsequently revived.  First published in 1975, this classic exploration of life after death started a revolution in popular attitudes about the afterlife and established Dr. Moody as the world's leading authority in the field of near-death experiences.  Life after Lifeforever changed the way we understand both death -- and life -- selling millions of copies to a world hungry for a greater understanding of this mysterious phenomenon.
The extraordinary stories presented here provide evidence that there is life after physical death, as Moody recounts  the testimonies of those who have been to the "other side" and back -- all bearing striking similarities of an overwelming positive nature. These moving and inspiring accounts give us a glimpse of the peace and unconditional love that await us all.”
-Quoted from amazon.com description

Embraced by the Light
Betty J. Eadie
1992
“On the night of November 19, 1973, following surgery, thirty-one-year-old wife and mother Betty J. Eadie died.... 
This is her extraordinary story of the events that followed, her astonishing proof of life after physical death. She saw more, perhaps than any other person has seen before and shares her almost photographic recollections of the remarkable details.
Compelling, inspiring, and infinitely reassuring, her vivid account gives us a glimpse of the peace and unconditional love that awaits us all in the afterlife. More important, Betty's journey offers a simple message that can transform our lives today, showing us our purpose and guiding us to live the way we were meant to live -- joyously, abundantly, and with love.
In today's world of violence and uncertainty, the message of Embraced By The Light comforts troubled hearts and dissipates fear. It creates hope for the future, meaning to life, wholeness and happiness of heart in the abundance of God's love, which transforms every sorrow into joy.”
-Quoted from amazon.com description

Backwards: Returning to Our Source for Answers
Nanci Danison
2007
“BACKWARDS takes us beyond current thinking about who we really are, life, death, and the afterlife, and brings forth universal truths Nanci Danison learned after death. It gives us exciting new perspectives on the nature of God, humans, souls, and the universe. BACKWARDS proposes a simple plan for accessing and using our innate spiritual powers of multiple levels of awareness, consciously manifesting physical reality, receiving downloads of information from universal knowledge, using self healing, and more. Topics covered include: who God is, who we really are, what God expects of us, the meaning and purpose of life, where heaven is, whether hell exists, whether religion is important, how to awaken to spiritual abilities, what is and isn't unconditional love, self healing, how to manifest physical reality, what happens after our bodies die, and what it is like to live in heaven.”
-Quoted from amazon.com description

Near-Death Experiences, The Rest of the Story: What They Teach Us About Living and Dying and Our True Purpose
P.M.H. Atwater
2011
“Real-life stories of out-of-body experiences, encountering a special light, greeters from the afterlife, life reviews, tunnels, and 360-degree vision--are all part of this intriguing look at near-death experiences (NDEs) by one of the world's noted authorities, P.M.H. Atwater. Atwater shares her amazing findings, based on her sessions with more than 4,000 adults and children, and over 40 years of research; a breathtaking culmination to a successful and controversial career. ...”
-Quoted from amazon.com description

Saved by the Light
Dannion Brinkley
1994
“In 1975, Dannion Brinkley was struck and killed by lightning. When he awoke twenty-eight minutes later in a morgue, everything was different. He had visited the afterlife, met thirteen angels, and been given 117 revelations about the future. In the years since, one hundred of the revelations have already come true. In Saved by the Light, now available in trade paperback for the first time, Brinkley shares his incredible story, revealing the truth about the afterlife and providing guidance from beyond about how we should live today.”
-Quoted from amazon.com description

Wisdom of Near-Death Experiences: How Understanding NDEs Can Help Us Live More Fully
Penny Sartori (PhD)
24 Jan 2014
"Nurse Penny Sartori was driven by an experience with a traumatized dying patient to study near-death experiences, not to pursue what might happen in an afterlife but rather to improve what happens in "this" life. Her goal was to learn all she could about the dying process in order to help her patients find meaning in their illness and restore a sense of well-being in their lives. "
-Quoted from amazon.com (review)
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My Son and the Afterlife
Elisa Medhus M.D.
2013
“Dr. Elisa Medhus never believed in life after death. As an accomplished physi­cian, she placed her faith in science. All of that changed after her son Erik took his own life and then reached out from the other side.
Intimate, heartbreaking, and illuminating, go on an incredible journey from grief and skepticism to healing and belief. Based on Medhus’s wildly popular blog, Channeling Erik, My Son and the Afterlife provides answers to the most universal questions of being human.
At once tragic and uplifting, Erik speaks from the other side with candor, wisdom, and depth as he describes his own experiences and provides new answers about the nature of souls, death, and the afterlife—answers that have the potential to change our lives forever.”
-Quoted from amazon.com description

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Supernormal: Science, Yoga, and the Evidence for Extraordinary Psychic Abilities
Dean Radin
2013
“Can yoga and meditation unleash our inherent supernormal mental powers, such as telepathy, clairvoyance, and precognition? Is it really possible to perceive another person's thoughts and intentions? Influence objects with our minds? Envision future events? And is it possible that some of the superpowers described in ancient legends, science fiction, and comic books are actually real, and patiently waiting for us behind the scenes? Are we now poised for an evolutionary trigger to pull the switch and release our full potentials?
Dean Radin, Director of Research at the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) and bestselling author ofThe Conscious Universe, presents persuasive new experimental evidence for the existence of such phenomena. He takes us on a thrilling scientific journey and challenges outdated assumptions that these abilities are mere superstition. Focusing on Patanjali's mysterious Yoga Sutras -- 2,000 year-old meditation practices believed to release our extraordinary powers -- Radin offers powerful evidence confirming that sometimes fact is much stranger, spookier, and more wonderful than the wildest fiction.”
-Quoted from amazon.com description

The Conscious Universe: The Scientific Truth of Psychic Phenomena
Dean Radin
1998
“This myth-shattering book explains the evidence for the veracity of psychic phenomena, uniting the teachings of mystics, the theories of quantum physics, and the latest in high-tech experiments. With painstaking research and deft, engaging prose, Radin dispels the misinformation and superstition that have clouded the understanding of scientists and laypeople alike concerning a host of fascinating oddities. Psychokinesis, remote viewing, prayer, jinxes, and more--all are real, all have been scientifically proven, and the proof is in this book.
Radin draws from his own work at Princeton, Stanford Research Institute, and Fortune 500 companies, as well as his research for the U.S. government, to demonstrate the surprising extent to which the truth of psi has already been tacitly acknowledged and exploited. The Conscious Universe also sifts the data for tantalizing hints of how mind and matter are linked. Finally, Radin takes a bold look ahead, to the inevitable social, economic, academic, and spiritual consequences of the mass realization that mind and matter can influence each other without having physical contact.”
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Entangled Minds: Extrasensory Experiences in a Quantum Reality
Dean Radin
2006
“Can we sense what's happening to loved ones thousands of miles away? Why are we sometimes certain of a caller's identity the instant the phone rings? Do intuitive hunches contain information about future events? Is it possible to perceive without the use of the ordinary senses?
Many people believe that such "psychic phenomena" are rare talents or divine gifts. Others don't believe they exist at all. But the latest scientific research shows that these phenomena are both real and widespread, and are an unavoidable consequence of the interconnected, entangled physical reality we live in.
Albert Einstein called entanglement "spooky action at a distance" -- the way two objects remain connected through time and space, without communicating in any conventional way, long after their initial interaction has taken place. Could a similar entanglement of minds explain our apparent psychic abilities? Dean Radin, senior scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, believes it might.
In this illuminating book, Radin shows how we know that psychic phenomena such as telepathy, clairvoyance, and psychokinesis are real, based on scientific evidence from thousands of controlled lab tests. Radin surveys the origins of this research and explores, among many topics, the collective premonitions of 9/11. He reveals the physical reality behind our uncanny telepathic experiences and intuitive hunches, and he debunks the skeptical myths surrounding them. Entangled Minds sets the stage for a rational, scientific understanding of psychic experience.”
-Quoted from amazon.com description

Remote Viewing Secrets: A Handbook
Joseph McMoneagle
2000
“Remote viewing is not simply using psychic ability to obtain information. It is using scientific protocol to develop and extend that ability, so that ordinary people can learn to do what "psychics" do.
This book teaches you how to teach yourself.
Joseph McMoneagle learned remote viewing in the U.S. Army--he was Remote Viewer #001 in the Army's Stargate program--and was awarded the Legion of Merit for his contribution to various intelligence operations. In Remote Viewing Secrets, the author ofMind Trek and The Ultimate Time Machine uses examples, exercises, and anecdotes to share what he learned and how he learned it, and gives you everything you need to begin developing your own abilities.”
-Quoted from amazon.com description

Mind Trek: Exploring Consciousness, Time, and Space Through Remote Viewing
Joseph McMoneagle, Charles T. Tart
1993
“Remote Viewing (RV) is the ability to perceive and describe detailed information about a remote place, person, or thing--regardless of the normal boundaries of time and space. For over 25 years it has represented the cutting edge of research into the powers of the mind.
Mind Trek provides us with insight into new perceptions and realities and gives us an understanding of how to deal with the doubts and fears of the RV learning process. By showing the effects research has had on the author as a subject, it points to consciousness as the ultimate time-machine and the mind as the gateway to human creativity. It also establishes our own clear responsibility for the design of our future.
This book also provides excellent guidelines for how to begin your own journey toward perfecting the art of Remote Viewing.”
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Captain of My Ship, Master of My soul
F. Holmes Atwater
2001
“I had a few minutes yesterday and picked
up Captain of My Ship, Master of My Soul . . .
started reading . . . and now I’ve finished it! A
deep spiritual quest—one we can all go on—in
the midst of creating a secret psychic spy program
for the government? That’s what you’ll
learn about, and be inspired by, in this fascinating
autobiography. This is a must-read for anyone
interested in ESP, remote viewing, or the
way spirit can be found in modern life.”
Charles T. Tart, Ph.D.
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The End of Materialism
Charles Tart
2009
“This book presents a systematic argument about how the evidence from parapsychology shows that it's sensible to be both scientific and spiritual in your orientation to life. Given the enormous number of people who are suffering uselessly because they think Science has proven that all spiritual stuff is nonsense and craziness, this revolutionary book offers a healing tonic.”
-Quoted from amazon.com description

The Reality of ESP: A Physicist's Proof of Psychic Abilities
Russell Targ
2012
“On February 4, 1974, members of the Symbionese Liberation Army kidnapped nineteen-year-old newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst from her Berkeley, California apartment. Desperate to find her, the police called physicist Russell Targ and Pat Price, a psychic retired police commissioner. As Price turned the pages of the police mug book filled with hundreds of photos, suddenly he pointed to one of them and announced, “That’s the ringleader.” The man was Donald DeFreeze, who was indeed subsequently so identified. Price also described the type and location of the kidnap car, enabling the police to find it within minutes. That remarkable event is one reason Targ believes in ESP. Another occurred when his group made $120,000 by forecasting for nine weeks in a row the changes in the silver-commodity futures market.
As a scientist, Targ demands proof. His experience is based on two decades of investigations at the Stanford Research Institute (SRI), which he cofounded with physicist Harold Puthoff in 1972. This twenty-million dollar program launched during the Cold War was supported by the CIA, NASA, the Defense Intelligence Agency, and Army and Air Force Intelligence. The experiments they conducted routinely presented results could have happened by chance less than once in a million.”
-Quoted from amazon.com description

Consciousness and the Source of Reality
Robert G. Jahn & Brenda J. Dunne
2011
“When Robert G. Jahn and Brenda J. Dunne first embarked on their exotic scholarly journey more than three decades ago, their aspirations were little higher than to attempt replication of some previously asserted anomalous results that might conceivably impact future engineering practice, either negatively or positively, and to pursue those ramifications to some appropriate extent. But as they followed that tortuous research path deeper into its metaphysical forest, it became clear that far more fundamental epistemological issues were at stake, and far stranger phenomenological creatures were on the prowl, than they had originally envisaged, and that a substantially broader range of intellectual and cultural perspectives would be required to pursue that trek productively. This text is their attempt to record some of the tactics developed, experiences encountered, and understanding acquired on this mist-shrouded exploration, in the hope that their preservation in this format will encourage and enable deeper future scholarly penetrations into the ultimate Source of Reality.”
-Quoted from amazon.com description

Suddenly Psychic
Maureen Caudill
2006
“As she bent a metal spoon with her mind, computer scientist Maureen Caudill knew she was witnessing a total violation of the laws of physics--and that her understanding of reality would never be the same. Letting go of the ultra-rational, skeptical perspective she had maintained over a twenty-year scientific career, Caudill joined the 50% of Americans who report having had psychic experiences (National Science Foundation, 2000) and began a firsthand exploration of phenomena like clairvoyance, remote viewing, out of body experiences, channeling, and mediumship. In Suddenly Psychic, she shares her new conviction that paranormal abilities are a normal part of human consciousness and anyone can learn them, using her scientific background to validate and explain her experiences.”
-Quoted from amazon.com description

Your Eternal Self
Craig Hogan
2008
“Since research scientists began to delve into the nature of the mind and the afterlife in the last quarter of the twentieth century, humankind has made remarkable discoveries that have left researchers in wonder and awe. Your Eternal Self contains descriptions of the results of the thousands of studies that have pointed unmistakably to the finding that we are eternal beings having a physical experience. Death is an illusion. Even hard-nosed skeptics described in the book have changed their viewpoints in light of the evidence. Your Eternal Self describes carefully controlled, scientific research done by biologists, physicists, neuroscientists, physicians, psychologists, Nobel laureates, and other renowned scientists showing that the mind is outside of the brain, people see and know things they couldn't know if the mind were in the brain, the afterlife is as real as this life, people's minds are united, and our consciousness actually changes the environment in which we live. The book cites 330 sources from many prestigious scientific, psychological, and medical journals, but distills the essence of the research without technical detail, bringing it down to practical, daily life. It is easy reading and full of fascinating anecdotes and explanations. Your Eternal Self ends by describing what our purpose seems to be in life, what true spirituality is, how people can grow spiritually to change themselves so they have love and bliss in their lives, how they can provide that loving legacy for their children's children, and what the research has shown about the world of the afterlife.”
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Coming Back: A Psychiatrist Explores Past-Life Journeys
Raymond Moody
1991
“Have we lived before? Are memories of past lives stored deep inside our minds? Dr. Raymond Moody, the world’s leading authority in the field of near-death experiences, turns his attention to these fascinating questions. Moody relates his own experience with past-life regression therapy, a specialized form of hypnosis that aims to unlock memories of past lives. Initially a skeptic, Moody undergoes hypnosis and recalls nine different lives with amazing detail and clarity, including two during the Roman Empire and one as a Chinese woman artist who was brutally murdered. The experience leads him to conduct two-year research project of past-life regression that yields fascinating results.
Dr. Moody’s groundbreaking international bestseller, Life After Life, first published in 1975, established the field of NDE research. He is the author of eleven books and has appeared numerous times on national television programs, such as NBC Today and Oprah. In addition to conducting ongoing research into the paranormal, Moody trains doctors, nurses, hospice workers, and others in all aspects of his work.”
-Quoted from amazon.com description

Many Lives, Many Masters: The True Story of a Prominent Psychiatrist, His Young Patient, and the Past-Life Therapy That Changed Both Their Lives
Brian Weiss

“As a traditional psychotherapist, Dr. Brian Weiss was astonished and skeptical when one of his patients began recalling past-life traumas that seemed to hold the key to her recurring nightmares and anxiety attacks. His skepticism was eroded, however, when she began to channel messages from the “space between lives,” which contained remarkable revelations about Dr. Weiss’ family and his dead son. Using past-life therapy, he was able to cure the patient and embark on a new, more meaningful phase of his own career.”
-Quoted from amazon.com description

Journey of Souls: Case Studies of Life Between Lives
Michael Newton
1994
“Learn the latest details and most recent groundbreaking discoveries that reveal, for the first time, the mystery of life in the spirit world after death on Earth—proof that our consciousness survives—in Journey of Souls by Michael Newton, Ph.D.
Using a special hypnosis technique to reach the hidden memories of subjects, Dr. Newton discovered some amazing insights into what happens to us between lives. Journey of Souls is the record of 29 people who recalled their experiences between physical deaths.”
-Quoted from amazon.com description

Destiny of Souls: New Case Studies of Life Between Lives
Michael Newton
2000
“Destiny of Souls by Michael Newton, Ph.D., contains interviews given by sixty-seven people under hypnosis discussing their experiences between lives on earth. The result is a book which proves, beyond any doubt, that who and what you are continues, grows, and evolves into something wonderful even after you pass on into the next world. Death, that amazing transition, will no longer be seen as an ending or something fearful. Rather, you will understand that it is merely a change, a beginning, a way-station for rest and recuperation before rebirth.”
-Quoted from amazon.com description

Memories of the Afterlife: Life Between Lives Stories of Personal Transformation
Michael Newton
2009
“Edited by Dr. Newton, these fascinating true accounts from around the world are handpicked and presented by Life Between Lives hypnotherapists certified by the Newton Institute. After recalling memories of their afterlife, the people in these studies embarked on life-changing spiritual journeys—reuniting with soul mates and spirit guides, and discovering the ramifications of life and  body choices, love relationships, and dreams by communing with their immortal souls. As gems of self-knowledge are revealed, dramatic epiphanies result, enabling these ordinary people to understand adversity in their lives, find emotional healing, realize their true purpose, and forever enrich their lives with new meaning.”
-Quoted from amazon.com description

Between Death and Life
Dolores Cannon
1993
Dolores has accumulated information about the Death experience and what lies beyond through 16 years of hypnotic research and past-life therapy.
While retrieving past-life experiences, hundreds of subjects reported the same memories when experiencing their death, the spirit realm, and their rebirth.”
-Quoted from amazon.com description

The Three Waves of Volunteers and the New Earth
Dolores Cannon
2011
“This is a fascinating narrative that reveals the cosmic forces that have been in play over the past 66 years. Help has come from the outside to preserve the human race.
In 1945 when the atomic bombs, our "protectors" and "watchers" in outer space saw that Earth was on a collision course with disaster. The prime directive of non-interference prevented them from taking any action, but then they came up with a brilliant plan to save Earth and assist her in her ascension. They couldn't interfere from the "outside," but maybe they could influence from the "inside." So the call went out for volunteers to come and help. "Earth is in trouble - who wants to volunteer?"
Dolores Cannon, through her hypnosis work has discovered three waves of these volunteers. Some have come direct from the "Source" and have never lived in any type of physical body before. Others have lived as space beings on other planets or other dimensions. Because all memory is erased upon entry to the Earth dimension, they do not remember their assignment. Thus these beautiful souls have a difficult time adjusting to our chaotic world. These souls have a vital role to play as they help all of the rest of us ascend to the New Earth.”
-Quoted from amazon.com description

Many Mansions: The Edgar Cayce Story on Reincarnation
Gina Cerminara
1950
"The author was a Ph.D psychologist who extensively studied the Edgar Cayce readings that dealt with reincarnation to discern patterns and lessons. In contrast to many books on the subject that focus on individual case studies, "Many Mansions" attempts to look at the bigger picture and answer such questions as how our vocational, family and health experiences in this life may have been shaped by our prior lives. Although some may be be put off by the traditional religious symbolism that infuses Cayce's readings, others will find support in them for the ideas that we create our own reality and that love is the answer."
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The Four Agreements : A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom
Miguel Ruiz
1997
"Rooted in traditional Toltec wisdom beliefs, four agreements in life are essential steps on the path to personal freedom. As beliefs are transformed through maintaining these agreements, shamanic teacher and healer don Miguel Ruiz asserts lives will "become filled with grace, peace, and unconditional love."
-Quoted from amazon.com description
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Tao Te Ching
Lau Tzu, translated by John C.H. Wu
1990
“Written more than two thousand years ago, the Tao Teh Ching, or "The Classic of the Way and Its Virtue," has probably had a greater influence on Asian thought that any other single book. It is also one of the true classics of world literature.”
-Quoted from Amazon.com description
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Dhammapada
Gautama Buddha, translated by Thomas Byron
1993
“The Dhammapada is one of the most popular and accessible books in all of Buddhist literature. In it are the words of the Buddha, teaching that all suffering stems from desire and that the way to attain freedom is to purify the heart and follow the way of truth. Thomas Byrom's verse rendering of the Dhammapada uniquely captures the Buddha's original teachings with simplicity and lyricism.”
-Quoted from amazon.com description.
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Wisdom of Native Americans
Kent Nerburn
1999
“Taken from writings, orations, and recorded observations of life, this book selects the best of Native American wisdom and distills it to its essence in short, digestible quotes — perhaps even more timely now than when they were first written. In addition to the short passages, this edition includes the complete Soul of an Indian, as well as other writings by Ohiyesa (Charles Alexander Eastman), one of the great interpreters of American Indian thought, and three great speeches by Chiefs Joseph, Seattle, and Red Jacket.”
-Quoted from amazon.com description

Meditations on First Philosophy (Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy)
Rene Descartes, translated by John Cottingham
1996 (originally published in 1641)
“The Meditations, one of the key texts of Western philosophy, is the most widely studied of all Descartes' writings. This authoritative translation by John Cottingham, taken from the much acclaimed three-volume Cambridge edition of the Philosophical Writings of Descartes, is based upon the best available texts and presents Descartes' central metaphysical writings in clear, readable modern English. As well as the complete text of the Meditations, the reader will find a thematic abridgement of the Objections and Replies (which were originally published with the Meditations) containing Descartes' replies to his critics. These extracts, specially selected for the present volume, indicate the main philosophical difficulties which occurred to Descartes' contemporaries and show how Descartes developed and clarified his arguments in response. This edition contains a new comprehensive introduction to Descartes' philosophy by John Cottingham and the classic introductory essay on the Meditations by Bernard Williams.”
-Quoted from amazon.com description

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
Eckhart Tolle
1999
“To make the journey into the Now we will need to leave our analytical mind and its false created self, the ego, behind. From the very first page of Eckhart Tolle's extraordinary book, we move rapidly into a significantly higher altitude where we breathe a lighter air. We become connected to the indestructible essence of our Being, “The eternal, ever present One Life beyond the myriad forms of life that are subject to birth and death.” Although the journey is challenging, Eckhart Tolle uses simple language and an easy question and answer format to guide us.”
-Quoted from amazon.com description

A New Earth
Eckhart Tolle
2006
“With his bestselling spiritual guide The Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle inspired millions of readers to discover the freedom and joy of a life lived "in the now." In A New Earth, Tolle expands on these powerful ideas to show how transcending our ego-based state of consciousness is not only essential to personal happiness, but also the key to ending conflict and suffering throughout the world. Tolle describes how our attachment to the ego creates the dysfunction that leads to anger, jealousy, and unhappiness, and shows readers how to awaken to a new state of consciousness and follow the path to a truly fulfilling existence.”
-Quoted from amazon.com description

The Way of the Shaman
Michael Harner
1990 (original publication)
“This classic on shamanism pioneered the modern shamanic renaissance. It is the foremost resource and reference on shamanism. Now, with a new introduction and a guide to current resources, anthropologist Michael Harner provides the definitive handbook on practical shamanism – what it is, where it came from, how you can participate.”
-Quoted from amazon.com description

Cave and Cosmos
Michael Harner
2013
“Drawing from a lifetime of personal shamanic experiences and more than 2,500 reports of Westerners’ experiences during shamanic ascension, Harner highlights the striking similarities between their discoveries, indicating that the heavens and spirits they’ve encountered do indeed exist. He also provides instructions on his innovative core-shamanism techniques, so that readers too can ascend to heavenly realms, seek spirit teachers, and return later at will for additional healing and advice.”
-Quoted from amazon.com description

The Hero with a Thousand Faces (The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell)
Joseph Campbell
1949 (original publication)
“Since its release in 1949, The Hero with a Thousand Faces has influenced millions of readers by combining the insights of modern psychology with Joseph Campbell’s revolutionary understanding of comparative mythology. In these pages, Campbell outlines the Hero’s Journey, a universal motif of adventure and transformation that runs through virtually all of the world’s mythic traditions. He also explores the Cosmogonic Cycle, the mythic pattern of world creation and destruction.
As part of the Joseph Campbell Foundation’s Collected Works of Joseph Campbell, this third edition features expanded illustrations, a comprehensive bibliography, and more accessible sidebars.
As relevant today as when it was first published, The Hero with a Thousand Faces continues to find new audiences in fields ranging from religion and anthropology to literature and film studies. The book has also profoundly influenced creative artists—including authors, songwriters, game designers, and filmmakers—and continues to inspire all those interested in the inherent human need to tell stories.”
-Quoted from amazon.com description

The Power of Myth
Joseph Campbell
1988
“Among his many gifts, Joseph Campbell's most impressive was the unique ability to take a contemporary situation, such as the murder and funeral of President John F. Kennedy, and help us understand its impact in the context of ancient mythology. Herein lies the power of The Power of Myth, showing how humans are apt to create and live out the themes of mythology. Based on a six-part PBS television series hosted by Bill Moyers, this classic is especially compelling because of its engaging question-and-answer format, creating an easy, conversational approach to complicated and esoteric topics. For example, when discussing the mythology of heroes, Campbell and Moyers smoothly segue from the Sumerian sky goddess Inanna to Star Wars' mercenary-turned-hero, Han Solo. Most impressive is Campbell's encyclopedic knowledge of myths, demonstrated in his ability to recall the details and archetypes of almost any story, from any point and history, and translate it into a lesson for spiritual living in the here and now.”
-Gail Hudson, amazon.com editorial review

Being Peace
Thich Nhat Hanh
1987 (original publication)
“An ideal starting-point for those interested in Buddhism, Being Peace contains Thich Nhat Hanh's teachings on peace and meditation. Using real examples from his own life, as well as poems and fables, Nhat Hanh explains his key practices for living "right in the moment we are alive." These lessons are taught with fine writing and sparkling phrases that draw the reader in and make Being Peace a book that encourages multiple readings, both alone and in groups.
This new edition of Nhat Hanh's seminal bestseller marks the book's first update since it was released in 1987. It includes a new introduction by noted Buddhist Jack Kornfield and beautiful illustrations by internationally recognized artist Mayumi Oda. Still as timely as when it was first published over 15 years ago, Being Peace is a revelation for anyone concerned with the state of the world and the quality of life.”
-Quoted from amazon.com description

Living Buddha, Living Christ
Thich Nhat Hanh
1995
“Buddha and Christ, perhaps the two most pivotal figures in the history of humankind, each left behind a legacy of teachings and practices that have shaped the lives of billions of people over two millennia. If they were to meet on the road today, what would each think of the other's spiritual views and practices? In this classic text for spiritual seekers, Thich Nhat Hanh explores the crossroads of compassion and holiness at which the two traditions meet, and he reawakens our understanding of both.”
-Quoted from amazon.com description

I Ching Life: Becoming Your Authentic Self
Wu Wei
2005 (revised edition)
“An insightful and empowering book that shows how to apply the unerring guidance of the I Ching to make decisions that are right for you, protect yourself from danger, and attain success in all areas of life.
Living in harmony with the ways of the Universe allows you to naturally express your authentic self. In this practical and insightful work, Wu Wei shows how you can live in harmony with the universal laws embodied in the I Ching so that your life will be filled with long-lasting good fortune and happiness. Step by step, I Ching Life illustrates how to apply the profound and ancient wisdom of the I Ching to all areas of your life today--including business, relationships, health, wealth, children, work, recovery, and your personal goals--to enable you to achieve sublime success in all you do. You will discover how to flow with changing events so that anger, frustration, and despair disappear from your life.”
-Quoted from amazon.com description
Freedom from the Known
Jiddu Krishnamurti

The Book of Not Knowing: Exploring the True Nature of Self, Mind, and Consciousness
Peter Ralston
2010
"Over decades of martial arts and meditation practice, Peter Ralston discovered a curious and paradoxical fact: that true awareness arises from a state of not-knowing. Even the most sincere investigation of self and spirit, he says, is often sabotaged by our tendency to grab too quickly for answers and ideas as we retreat to the safety of the known. This "Hitchhiker’s Guide to Awareness" provides helpful guideposts along an experiential journey for those Western minds predisposed to wandering off to old habits, cherished presumptions, and a stubbornly solid sense of self. With ease and clarity Ralston teaches readers how to become aware of the background patterns that they are usually too busy, stressed, or distracted to notice. The Book of Not Knowing points out the ways people get stuck in their lives and offers readers a way to make fresh choices about every aspect of their lives, from a place of awareness instead of autopilot."
-Quoted from amazon.com description
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Freedom from the Known
Jiddu Krishnamurti
1969
“Krishnamurti shows how people can free themselves radically and immediately from the tyranny of the expected, no matter what their age--opening the door to transforming society and their relationships.”
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I Am That
Nisargadatta Maharaj
1973
“I Am That is a modern classical book on Advaita (Nondualism) philosophy. It is a compilation of talks given by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, one of the great spiritual masters of the 20th century, who lived in Mumbai, India.”
-Quoted from wikipedia.com description

Autobiography of a Yogi
Paramahansa Yogananda
1946
“Autobiography of a Yogi is at once a beautifully written account of an exceptional life and a profound introduction to the ancient science of Yoga and its time-honored tradition of meditation. This acclaimed autobiography presents a fascinating portrait of one of the great spiritual figures of our time. With engaging candor, eloquence, and wit, Paramahansa Yogananda tells the inspiring chronicle of his life: the experiences of his remarkable childhood, encounter with many saints and sages during his youthful search throughout India for an illumined teacher, ten years of training in the hermitage of a revered yoga master, and the thirty years that he lived and taught in America. Also recorded here are his meetings with Mahatma Gandhi, Rabindranath Tagore, Luther Burbank, the Catholic stigmatist Therese Neumann, and other celebrated spiritual personalities of East and West.”
-Quoted from amazon.com description

The Seth Material
Jane Roberts
1970
“Seth is the acclaimed non-physical teacher whose collected works are the most dynamic, brilliant and undistorted map of inner reality and human potential available today. His articulation of the furthest reaches of human potential, the eternal validity of the soul, and the concept that we create our own reality according to our beliefs, has been presented in books that have sold over 8 million copies and been translated into over a dozen languages. Seth's empowering voice clearly stands out as one of the major forces which led to the current New Age philosophical movement. This book chronicles Seth's first contact with author and medium Jane Roberts. It is a mixture of great Seth excerpts, selected by topic, and further explained by Jane.Topics covered include: afterdeath & between lives, how to get rid of llness,reincarnation, why people are born into different circumstances, God, All That Is, Dreams, exercises to develop the inner senses, and much more.”
-Quoted from amazon.com description
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Lucid Living: A Book You Can Read in One Hour That Will Turn Your World Inside Out
Tim Freke
2005
“Have you ever been conscious that you were dreaming while you were asleep at night? This is known as “lucid dreaming.”. I want to suggest that it’s possible to experience an ultra-awake state I call “lucid living,” in which you’re conscious that life is like a dream. But I’m not asking you to just believe me. I want to share with you a way of thinking about life that will wake you up so that you experience lucid living for yourself.”
-Quoted from hayhouse.com product description

Seven Theories of Human Nature: Christianity, Freud, Lorenz, Marx, Sartre, Skinner, Plato
Leslie Stevenson
1987
“Drawing on philosophy, psychology, sociology, politics, biology, and theology, Stevenson introduces readers to the endlessly fascinating subject of human nature. He outlines background theories of the universe, basic approaches to human nature, diagnoses of what is wrong with humankind and prescriptions for putting it right while offering clear, critical analyses of the ideas of Plato, Christianity, Karl Marx, Freud, Sartre, Skinner, and Lorenz. Including completely revised and updated bibliographies, the second edition also provides a new interdisciplinary final chapter suggesting areas of further inquiry.”
-Quoted from amazon.com description

Journey to Ixtlan: The Lessons of Don Juan
Carlos Castaneda
1972
“Originally drawn to Yaqui Indian spiritual leader don Juan Matus for his knowledge of mind-altering plants, bestselling author Carlos Castaneda immersed himself in the sorcerer’s magical world entirely. Ten years after his first encounter with the shaman, Castaneda examines his field notes and comes to understand what don Juan knew all along—that these plants are merely a means to understanding the alternative realities that one cannot fully embrace on one’s own. In Journey to Ixtlan, Carlos Castaneda introduces readers to this new approach for the first time and explores, as he comes to experience it himself, his own final voyage into the teachings of don Juan, sharing with us what it is like to truly “stop the world” and perceive reality on his own terms.”
–Quoted from Amazon.com description
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The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying
Sogyal Rinpoche
2002 (Revised and Updated)
“A newly revised and updated edition of the internationally bestselling spiritual classic, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, written by Sogyal Rinpoche, is the ultimate introduction to Tibetan Buddhist wisdom. An enlightening, inspiring, and comforting manual for life and death that the New York Times calls, ‘The Tibetan equivalent of [Dante’s] The Divine Comedy,’ this is the essential work that moved Huston Smith, author of The World’s Religions, to proclaim, ‘I have encountered no book on the interplay of life and death that is more comprehensive, practical, and wise.’”
–Quoted from Amazon.com description
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The Prophet
Kahlil Gibran
1923
“Kahlil Gibran’s masterpiece, The Prophet, is one of the most beloved classics of our time. Published in 1923, it has been translated into more than twenty languages, and the American editions alone have sold more than nine million copies. The Prophet is a collection of poetic essays that are philosophical, spiritual, and, above all, inspirational. Gibran’s musings are divided into twenty-eight chapters covering such sprawling topics as love, marriage, children, giving, eating and drinking, work, joy and sorrow, housing, clothes, buying and selling, crime and punishment, laws, freedom, reason and passion, pain, self-knowledge, teaching, friendship, talking, time, good and evil, prayer, pleasure, beauty, religion, and death. Each essay reveals deep insights into the impulses of the human heart and mind. The Chicago Post said of The Prophet: ‘Cadenced and vibrant with feeling, the words of Kahlil Gibran bring to one’s ears the majestic rhythm of Ecclesiastes . . . If there is a man or woman who can read this book without a quiet acceptance of a great man’s philosophy and a singing in the heart as of music born within, that man or woman is indeed dead to life and truth.’”
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From Science to God (A physicists journey into the Mystery of Consciousness)
Peter Russell (PhD)
2010
"From Science to God offers a crash course in the nature of reality. It is the story of Peter Russell's lifelong exploration into the nature of consciousness — how he went from being a strict atheist, studying mathematics and physics at Cambridge University, to realizing a profound personal synthesis of the mystical and scientific. Using his own tale of curiosity and exploration as the book’s backbone, Russell blends physics, psychology, and philosophy to reach a new worldview in which consciousness is a fundamental quality of creation."
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-Quoted from amazon.com description
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A Briefer History of Time
Stephen Hawking
2005
“Although “briefer,” this book is much more than a mere explanation of Hawking’s earlier work. A Briefer History of Time both clarifies and expands on the great subjects of the original, and records the latest developments in the field—from string theory to the search for a unified theory of all the forces of physics. Thirty-seven full-color illustrations enhance the text and make A Briefer History of Time an exhilarating and must-have addition in its own right to the great literature of science and ideas.”
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The Grand Design
Stephen Hawking
2010
“When and how did the universe begin? Why are we here? What is the nature of reality? Is the apparent “grand design” of our universe evidence of a benevolent creator who set things in motion—or does science offer another explanation? In this startling and lavishly illustrated book, Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow present the most recent scientific thinking about these and other abiding mysteries of the universe, in nontechnical language marked by brilliance and simplicity.”
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The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter, & Miracles
Bruce H. Lipton
2005
“Through the research of Dr. Lipton and other leading-edge scientists, stunning new discoveries have been made about the interaction between your mind and body and the processes by which cells receive information. It shows that genes and DNA do not control our biology, that instead DNA is controlled by signals from outside the cell, including the energetic messages emanating from our thoughts.
Using simple language, illustrations, humor, and everyday examples, he demonstrates how the new science of Epigenetics is revolutionizing our understanding of the link between mind and matter and the profound effects it has on our personal lives and the collective life of our species.”
-Quoted from amazon.com description

The Evolution of Physics
Albert Einstein, Leopold Infeld

Quantum
Jim Al-Khalili

Unified Reality Theory
Steven Kaufman

The Holographic Universe: The Revolutionary Theory of Reality
Michael Talbot
2011 (originally published in 1992)
“Now witha new foreword by Lynn McTaggart, author of TheField, Michael Talbot’s classic treatise on the latest frontiers of physicsreveals a revolutionary theory of reality, explaining the paranormal abilitiesof the mind, the unsolved riddles of brain and body, and the true nature of the universe.”
-Quoted from amazon.com description
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On Intelligence
Jeff Hawkins

Change your Brain Change your Life
Daniel G. Amen

Three Pound Enigma
Shannon Moffett

The Universe in a Single Atom
Dalai Lama

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Flatland
Edwin A. Abbott

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
Robert M. Pirsig

Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Richard Bach

Illusions
Richard Bach

The Celestine Prophecy
James Redfield

A Soul's Journey
Peter Richelieu
1953
First published in South Africa under the title "From the Turret," "A Soul's Journey" is nominally a fiction story but has the ring of truth. It is about Henry who is "grief-stricken over the wartime death of his brother Charles, a pilot in the Royal Air Force. His mourning brings on such a state of depression that he cries out for help in understanding this cruel blow. Unexpectedly, his plea is answered, in the form of Acharya, a Hindu adept who calls on Henry at his home in Ceylon. Henry learns how the inner being of every human remains alive after the moment of death, and can interact with loved ones as they sleep, even though the loved ones usually have no memory of this fact when they awaken in the morning. Henry eagerly accepts Acharya's tutelage and guidance as he explores the seven sub-planes of the astral world and the mental plane as well. In the process, he learns about the Devic kingdom, from fairies to angels, and their special relationship with humanity. He also learns about karma, reincarnation, purgatory, evolution, and much more."
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Black Elk Speaks: Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux, The Premier Edition
John G. Neihardt
2008 (originally published in 1932)
“Black Elk Speaks is a 1932 book by John G. Neihardt, an American poet and writer, who relates the story and spirituality of Black Elk, an Oglala Lakota medicine man. It was based on conversations by Black Elk with the author and translated from Lakota into English by Black Elk's son, Ben Black Elk, who was present during the talks. Neihardt transformed his notes to convey Black Elk's spiritual message in a powerful, lyrical English.”
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The Journey of Robert Monroe
Ronald Russell

Man’s Search for Meaning
Victor Frankl

Devil at my Heels
Louis Zamperini

A Child Called it
Dave Pelzer

Hard Candy
Charles Carroll

I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
Malala Yousafzai

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Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief
Lawrence Wright
2013
“A clear-sighted revelation, a deep penetration into the world of Scientology by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Looming Tower, the now-classic study of al-Qaeda’s 9/11 attack. Based on more than two hundred personal interviews with current and former Scientologists—both famous and less well known—and years of archival research, Lawrence Wright uses his extraordinary investigative ability to uncover for us the inner workings of the Church of Scientology.
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We learn about Scientology’s complicated cosmology and special language. We see the ways in which the church pursues celebrities, such as Tom Cruise and John Travolta, and how such stars are used to advance the church’s goals. And we meet the young idealists who have joined the Sea Org, the church’s clergy, signing up with a billion-year contract.
In Going Clear, Wright examines what fundamentally makes a religion a religion, and whether Scientology is, in fact, deserving of this constitutional protection. Employing all his exceptional journalistic skills of observation, understanding, and shaping a story into a compelling narrative, Lawrence Wright has given us an evenhanded yet keenly incisive book that reveals the very essence of what makes Scientology the institution it is.”
-Quoted from the hardcover edition

The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge
Carlos Castaneda
1968
"The teachings of don Juan is the story of a remarkable journey: the first awesome steps on the road to becoming a "man of knowledge" -- the road that continues with A Separate Reality and Journey to Ixtlan.”
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Beyond Success and Failure: Ways to self-reliance and maturity
Willard and Marguerite Beecher
1965
"The authors were students of Alfred Adler, MD, one of the "pioneers" of modern psychology and were also influenced by Zen Buddhism and the works of Krishnamurti, Emerson and Lao-tzu. They assert that "persisting infantilism" is at the root of our emotional problems and describe the forms it takes and suggest more mature ways of being in the world. I think there are some uncanny parallels between what the Beechers and TC have so say about such topics as ego, beliefs and living in the here-and-now."
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