Cosmic Mystery (Spirit Shit)
Books that shift, open, ground and enlighten.
The Gene Keys
This book has been transforming me for years. It is the first book on spiritual enlightenment & higher purpose I found that employs more subtle contemplation than any kind of pressured study or action. Deeper & more thorough than astrology, with ties to the I Ching, I have read it many times & always find new things.
The Law of One:
The Ra Material
I'm working my way now through Book 2 of this series of transcripts with the channeled 'Ra'. It's undeniably deep and fascinating, despite being orchestrated in the 80's by scientists unsure of what to ask. I'm learning about the interplay of free will and the evolution of 'densities' of consciousness. Wild.
Drawing on the Right
Side of the Brain
This book might be just as good a fit in the Nonfiction category, but it often feels like a spiritual awakening. The shocking effectiveness of Edwards' teachings in bringing out your deeply adept inner sketch artist & balancing your brain hemispheres stands the test of decades. It completely altered my perspective.
The Energy Codes
The Energy Codes is real science backing physical exercises (yoga postures), breathwork, visualization, and self-healing. Dr. Sue Morter adds personal stories to make the practice memorable, & offers many workshops & free resources on her website. This book helped me through a very dark & painful time.
Be Here Now
A book on the journey and transformation of Richard Alpert into Baba Ram Dass. A psychologist & Harvard professor-turned psychedelic researcher-turned meditation & modern yoga guru. His quotes are handwritten with winding, multidirectional drawings that seem to take you through his mind. His talks & autobiographical films are also well worth looking up.
When Things Fall Apart
Pema Chodron, a Christian nun-turned Tibetan Buddhist monk & many great books to her name, recommends staying present & staying curious when it all falls apart. I also recommend "Start Where You Are", a reflection on compassionate living, & "Pocket Pema Chodron", which will always tell you exactly what you need to hear at a moment's notice.
The 'How To' Series
Thich Nhat Hanh
Thich Nhat Hanh is a prolific Vietnamese Buddhist monk. Don't let the smallness or the simplicity of these books (or their occasional presence at Urban Outfitters) fool you into thinking they aren't perfectly transcendent & wise. A great series to collect or read swiftly while killing time at Urban Outfitters.
Damien Echols' story is absolutely unreal. Wrongfully framed for murder by the police in his hometown at a young age, Echols served 18 years in prison. A practice of ancient Magick rituals and research saved his life & sanity & he was released with a deep knowledge of his higher calling. For additional mindblowingness, watch his episode of Midnight Gospel on Netflix, featuring his interview on Duncan Trussel's podcast.
The Biology of Belief
Bruce H. Lipton
Allow Bruce to introduce: Epigenetics. The new & exciting study of the influence of human thought & practiced belief on genetic evolution. And not just across lifetimes but in the here & now. It sounds novel at first but it doesn't take much effort to wrap your mind around it after a few Bruce Lipton talks.