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Bibliography

Below is a summary of the book titles I have addressed on this webpage.  If there is an asterisk next to the book you can find a separate document about it on this site.

A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle *)

The author shows in this book 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.

At the Feet of the Master by Jiddu Krishnamurti (free online)

While under the guidance of the Theosophical Society, Krishnamurti (using the pen name of Alcyone) wrote the book “At The Feet of the Master”. It is a beautiful little book that contains principles of living that can be applied by anyone.

Bhagavad Gita: The Song of God by Swami Praphavananda, C. Isherwood and A. Huxley *)

The Bhagavad-Gita is part of the vast Hindu Epic, the Mahabarat. Its simple, vivid message is a daily inspiration in the lives of millions throughout the world. This edition is a distinguished translation that can be read by every person as a living contemporary message that touches the most urgent personal and social problems.

Biocosm: The New Scientific Theory of Evolution: Intelligent Life is the Architect of the Universe by James A. Gardener

This carefully reasoned book proposes that life and intelligence have not emerged as a series of random accidents, as Darwinists like Stephen Jay Gould have maintained, but are hardwired into the cycle of cosmic creation, evolution, death, and rebirth.

Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow by Elizabeth Lesser *)

The author blends in this book moving stories, humorous insights, practical guidance, and personal experiences and offers tools to help us make the choice we all face in times of challenge: Will we be broken down and defeated, or broken open and transformed?

Dying to Be Me by Anita Moorjani *)

In this memoir the author relates how, after fighting cancer for almost four years, her body—overwhelmed by the malignant cells spreading throughout her system—began shutting down. As her organs failed, she entered into an extraordinary near-death experience where she realized her inherent worth and the actual cause of her disease. Upon regaining consciousness, she found that her condition had improved so rapidly that she was able to be released from the hospital within weeks without a trace of cancer in her body!

Evolutionaries: Unlocking the Spiritual and Conscious by Carter Phibbs

Blending cutting-edge ideas with incisive spiritual insights, this book is the first popular presentation of an emerging school of thought called “evolutionary spirituality.” The author, the former executive editor of EnlightenNext magazine, asserts that evolution is not only a scientific but also a spiritual idea in a book whose message has the power to bring new meaning and purpose to life as we know it.

Four Chapters on Freedom: Commentary on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Swami Satyananda Saraswati

This book contains  the full Sanskrit text of Patanjali’s Yoga sutras as well as transliteration, translation and an extensive commentary. The Yoga Sutras,containing 196 epithets or threads of Yoga, is the most respected treatise on Yoga.

From the Outer Court to the Inner Sanctum by Annie Besant

This book is about our pilgrimage from the beginning to the conclusion of our evolution.

Heal Thyself  by Dr. Edward Bach *)

In this book, Dr. Edward Bach, creator of the Bach Flower remedies (which can be purchased at most Whole Foods), looks at the nature and treatment of disease, as well as the vital principles that influence advanced members of the medical profession. You can download the author’s books for free from the Bach Centre.

Hidden Language Codes by R. Neville Johnston *)

This book is about thought. Where we go in life is diretly related to our mastery and command of our thoughts and our language. In evolving, we naturally change the way we think. A method of accelerating this process is to change the very words we think.

How to Know Higher Worlds by Rudolf Seiner *) (free online)

The author offers with this book is a pathway to any person interested in personal growth and the higher reaches of the mind. He explains the reasons why we should walk the spiritual path to self-realization, talks about karma, higher beings, higher worlds, reincarnation and initiation based on his own experiences.

Human Technology by Ilchi Lee *)

The author offers you in this book his essential teachings distilled from a lifetime of study. He presents a toolkit for self-reliance management of the core issues of life: health, sexuality, and life purpose. Meditation, breath-work, and Oriental healing arts are offered as self-reliant health management skills.

Initation by Annie Besant (free online) *)

The authors explains in this book that there is a Path, which leads to what is known as “Initiation” and through Initiation to the Perfecting of Man; a Path, which is recognized in all great religions.

Initiation by Elisabeth Haich (free online) *)

Written at the request of her advanced students, this book is an illuminating autobiography that connects the twentieth century European life of the author and her lucid memories of initiation into the hidden mystical teachings of the priesthood in ancient Egypt. A compelling story within a story emerges detailing the life experiences that catalysed her spiritual path. Elisabeth Haich reveals her in-depth insights into the subtle workings of karma, reincarnation, the interconnectedness of individual daily life choices and spiritual development.Elisabeth Haich shares usually hidden truths that only a few rare individuals in any generation, seek, find and communicate to others, enabling the reader to awaken within the essential understanding necessary to enlighten any life no matter what events manifest.

Introduction to Astro-Psychology by Glenn Perry *)

The book represents a psychologically sophisticated astrology that goes beyond the usual approaches to the subject. All the parts are there—signs, planets, houses, aspects—but they are integrated with the latest developments in personality research and psychotherapy.

Journey of Souls by Dr. Michael Newton *)

In this book readers can 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. 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.

Life Before Life: A Scientific Investigation of Children’s Memories of Previous Lives by Dr. Jim Tucker *)

In this book the author offers the most convincing scientific evidence for the fact that our consciousness survives physical death.  And indeed, takes quantum leaps of creativity in the form of reincarnation.  The model that Dr. Tucker presents opens a new vision of who we are, limitless beings that fill up all of space and time.

Memories, Dreams, Reflections by Carl Jung *)

In the spring of 1957, when he was eighty-one years old, C. G. Jung undertook the telling of his life story. At regular intervals he had conversations with his colleague and friend Aniela Jaffé, and collaborated with her in the preparation of the book based on these talks.

Power vs Force by David R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D

The author details how anyone may resolve the most crucial of all human dilemmas: how to instantly determine the truth or falsehood of any statement or supposed fact. Dr. Hawkins, who worked as a “healing psychiatrist” during his long and distinguished career, uses theoretical concepts from particle physics, nonlinear dynamics, and chaos theory to support his study of human behavior.

Promised by Heaven by Dr. Mary Helen Hensley *)

A moving and inspirational memoir of love, loss, and renewal, Promised by Heaven tells the amazing story of how one woman’s near-death experience and glimpse of heaven led her to discover her gifts of healing and share them with the world.

Proof of Heaven by Dr. Eben Alexander *)

Dr. Alexander’s neuroscience career taught him that near-death experiences are brain-based illusions, and yet his personal experience led him to a different conclusion. When his own brain was attacked by a rare illness, the part of the brain that controls thought and emotion, shut down completely and  for seven days he was in a coma. During that time Alexander journeyed beyond this world and encountered an angelic being who guided him into the deepest realms of super-physical existence.

Quantum Enigma: Physics Encounters Consciousness by B. Rosenblum and F. Kuttner *)

In trying to understand the atom, physicists built quantum mechanics, the most successful theory in science and the basis of one-third of our economy. They found, to their embarrassment, that with their theory, physics encounters consciousness. Authors Bruce Rosenblum and Fred Kuttner explain all this in non-technical terms with help from some fanciful stories and anecdotes about the theory’s developers. They present the quantum mystery honestly, emphasizing what is and what is not speculation.

Reincarnation & Karma by Edgar Cayce *)

Edgar Cayce’s ability to read the Akashic Record, the Book of Life, provides us with some of the best insights into reincarnation and karma. This book contains Cayce’s among other things teachings on how and why the soul reincarnates, how a soul’s actions and thoughts are recorded and how to break free of the wheel of karma.

Self Healing, Yoga and Destiny by Elisabeth Haich *)

This book explains the attitudes necessary for the path back to one’s self. Based on many years personal experience, the author creates an understanding of how to realise the essential source of life and shares her personal views on love , accidents, suffering, destiny, illness, self-healing and transformation.

Structures of Consciousness – The Genius of Jean Gebser by Feorg Feuerstein

Georg Feuerstein’s work is an indispensable primer to Gebser. Gebser’s seminal work, “The Ever-Present Origin”, is a daunting work, but for those who do not have the time or patience to work through it, Feuerstein gives a terrific overview of the basic framework of his thoughts and concepts.

The Eagle and The Rose: A Remarkable True Story by Rosemary Altea

In this book the autor tells the readers how she contacts the spirit world, predicts future events, ans performs “spirit rescues” for those unable to continue their journey. The essence of her message is that there is life after death, and that we are all spiritual beings who come to earth to learn.

The Ever-Present Origin by Jean Gebser *)

The Ever-Present Origin is a translation of “Ursprung und Gegenwart”, a book which was published in German in two parts around 1949 and 1953. The central contribution of this book is Gebser’s analysis of the history of culture in terms of the predominance of different modes of consciousness. Gebser details five structures of consciousness: the archaic, the magical, the mythical, the mental, and the integral (or aperspectival).

The Five Seasons by Joseph Cardillo *)

The Five Seasons is a simple yet effective code for optimizing the way you live. Based on the five universal seasons from traditional Chinese medicine as well as on Western psychology, this book will teach you how to use the rising and falling energies of nature’s seasons to train your mind and body to feel relaxed, energized, and content…all year long. The formula is simple: change the way you process nature’s energies and you will change your life.

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz *)

In this book the author reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, the Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love.

The Gnostic Gospels by Elaine Pagels *)

In this book the author suggests that Christianity could have developed quite differently if Gnostic texts had become part of the Christian canon. Without a doubt: Gnosticism celebrates God as both Mother and Father, shows a very human Jesus’s relationship to Mary Magdalene, suggests the Resurrection is better understood symbolically, and speaks to self-knowledge as the route to union with God. Pagels argues that Christian orthodoxy grew out of the political considerations of the day, serving to legitimize and consolidate early church leadership.

The Golden Present by Swami Satchidananda *)

This book of daily inspirational selections invites the reader to begin each day on a positive note. In a convenient and popular format, it effectively imparts Sri Swami Satchidananda’s key teachings on the spiritual life, emphasizing how to serve others and realize peace, truth and union with the Divine. Culled from 25 years of lectures to spiritual seekers in the West and the East, its teachings clearly reflect Sri Swamiji’s humor, warmth and practicality–and convey the authority of one who speaks from his own experience.

The Great Work of Your Life: A Guide for the Journey of Your True Calling by Stephen Cope *)

The director of the Institute for Extraordinary Living at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health inquires into the dharma–vocation or calling–of a selection of both illustrious and ordinary individuals. ‘Yogis insist that every single human being has a unique vocation,’ writes Cope. Turning to the Bhagavad Gita for guidance, the author realized the difficulty in penetrating even the first piece of advice: ‘Discern, name, and then embrace your own dharma.’

The Heart of the Soul by Gary Zukav and Linda Francis *)

The authors explain the fundamental concepts on how the expansion of human perception beyond the five senses leads to a new understanding of power as the alignment of the personality with the soul — “authentic power.” They show us the importance of emotional awareness in applying these concepts to our own daily lives.

The Heart of Yoga by T.K.V. Desikachar

This yoga book outlines a step-by-step sequence for developing a complete practice according to viniyoga–yoga adapted to the needs of the individual. It also includes a translation of Patañjali’s Yoga Sutras.

The Language Codes by R. Neville Johnston *)

This book is built on the premise that all things exist within a Quantum Field, a field in which all things are virbrating. By altering the field and controlling the vibrations that we emit – such as when speaking – we are able to harness the power of the vibrational fields around us. Suddenly everyday speech becomes a source of magnificent power.

Theosophy: An Introductory Study Course by John Algeo (free online) *)

This study course provides an introduction to basic Theosophical concepts. Chapters include questions for group or individual study.

The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

The author describes in this book his transition from despair to self-realization soon after his 29th birthday. It took him another ten years to understand this transformation, during which time he evolved a philosophy that has parallels in Buddhism, relaxation techniques, and meditation theory but is also eminently practical.

The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire by Deepak Chopra *)

This book contains a dramatic premise: Not only are everyday coincidences meaningful, they actually provide us with glimpses of the field of infinite possibilities that lies at the heart of all things. By gaining access to this wellspring of creation, we can literally rewrite our destinies in any way we wish.

The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying by Sogyal Rinpoche *)

In 1927, Walter Evans-Wentz published his translation of an obscure Tibetan Nyingma text and called it the Tibetan Book of the Dead. Popular Tibetan teacher Sogyal Rinpoche has transformed that ancient text, conveying a perennial philosophy that is at once religious, scientific, and practical. Through extraordinary anecdotes and stories from religious traditions East and West, Rinpoche introduces the reader to the fundamentals of Tibetan Buddhism, moving gradually to the topics of death and dying.

The Undiscovered Self by C.G. Jung *)

In this provocative book, Dr. Carl Jung-one of psychiatry’s greatest minds-argues that the future depends on our ability to resist society’s mass movements. Only by understanding our unconscious inner nature-“the undiscovered self”-can we gain the self-knowledge that is antithetical to ideological fanaticism.

The Yoga Sutras by Patañjali

There are countless translations and commentaries on the Yoga Sūtras available. In this book the Sūtras are presented with the original Sanskrit and with translation, transliteration, and commentary by Sri Swami Satchidananda, one of the most respected and revered contemporary Yoga masters. Sri Swami offers practical advice, based on his own experience, for mastering the mind and achieving physical, mental, and emotional harmony.

To Know Your Self by Swami Satchidananda *)

In this compilation of teachings and stories, the author, of the world’s best know Yoga masters, offers guidance for everyday problems in family life and business, and shows us how to realize Universal Consciousness. This book outlines the path to peace of mind and a new, more spiritual way of life.

What the Buddha Taught by Prof. Walpola Rahula *)

In this book the author tries to address those readers, who would like to know what the Buddha actually taught. He aimed at giving briefly, and as directly and simply as possible, a faithful and accurate account of the actual words used by the Buddha as they are to be found in the original Pali texts of the Tipiṭaka, universally accepted by scholars as the earliest extant records of the teachings of the Buddha.

Your Soul’s Plan: Discovering the Real Meaning of the Life you Planned before You Were Born by Robert Schwartz *)

The author explores in this book the premise that we are all eternal souls who plan our lives, including our greatest challenges, before we are born for the purpose of spiritual growth. Through compelling profiles of people who knowingly planned the experiences mentioned above, Your Soul’s Plan shows that suffering is not purposeless, but rather imbued with deep meaning.

BÜCHER AUF DEUTSCH

Die eigene Identität von Herman Meyer *)

Dem Autor nach ist es möglich, durch das Finden der eigenen Identität, das vorhandene Potential zu erkennen und zu nutzen sowie die richtige Wahl der Wohnung, des Arbeitsplatzes und des Lebenspartners zu treffen. Was dann “erfolgt” ist kein Zufall mehr, sondern das Ergebnis einer selbst-bewußten Persönlichkeit.

Die Gesetze des Schicksals von Hermann Meyer *)

Was ist Schicksal, und wie kann man lernen, sich aus seinen Zwängen zu befreien? Der bekannte Partnerschafts- und Schicksalsforscher Hermann Meyer zeigt, dass Schicksal nichts Determiniertes ist, sondern von jedem selbst meist unbewusst erschaffen wird. Er  beschreibt zehn Schicksalsgesetze. Wenn wir ihren Mechanismus durchschauen, können wir Ordnung in das Chaos unserer Schicksalsereignisse bringen, die Wahl unserer moralischen Normen bewusst treffen und unsere individuellen Bedürfnisse angemessen beachten.