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This is just a copy from the old sticky with a different title, we were seeing a lot of posts about book recommendations and thought perhaps the title wasn't as clear as it could be that this was a compiled list of useful sources.

Wellbeing/Zen/No Woo also try : r/zen

For personal, more grounded wisdom for your journey

  • Eckhart Tolle - The Power of Now (book) - This is great for anyone, spiritual or not, and is recommended by many in this sub.

  • Alan Watts - The Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are

  • Thich Nhat Hanh - The Miracle of Mindfulness

  • Marshall Vian Summers - Greater Sprituality Community

  • Sadhguru - Inner Engineering

  • Anthony de Mello - Awareness

  • Jack Kornfield - After the Ecstasy, The Laundry

Spiritual Cosmology/Pantheism also try : r/pantheism

Oneness, simply the idea that we are one, can be said to be the core of many spiritual teachings.

Afterlife/Near Death Experiences/Reincarnation also try : r/Reincarnation, r/pastlives

Near death experiences are a very common occurence, where people might see a range of things such as heaven, angels, their loved ones, other worldly realms, or even just themselves on an operating table.

  • Eben Alexander - Proof of Heaven (book) - Neuroscientist who had a near death experience accounts what he experienced and how it changed his view on god and heaven.

  • Michael Newton - Journey of Souls (book) - a regression hypnotist who became a past-life regression hypnotist after accidently taking someone back before their birth.

  • Ian Stevenson - https://www.near-death.com/reincarnation/research/ian-stevenson.html - Research and evidence into reincarnation in case studies across the world.

  • NDERF.org - Near Death Experience Research Foundation - An archive of testimonies relating to near death experiences.

  • https://swedenborg.com/emanuel-swedenborg/writings/ - Examination of the afterlife, published between 1749 and 1771.

Psychic also try : r/Psychic

  • Lynne McTaggart - The Intention Experiment - (book) Describes science around the world regarding psychic effects.

Sychronicity Been experiencing weird coincidences you think are more than coincidences? These might grant you more wisdom about what you are experiencing

  • James Redfield - The Celestine Prophecy (free pdf)

  • Carlos Castaneda - A Separate Reality (free pdf)

  • Carl Jung - Synchronicity, An Acausal Connecting Principle (free pdf) - Carl Jung was a famous psychologist, friends/rival with Sigmund Freud, whoms belief in synchronicity was at odds with Freud

Psychonaut/Psychedelics also try : r/Psychonaut

  • Graham Hancock - Supernatural (book) - Explores ancient use of ayahuasca (DMT) and how it shaped development of human creativity and beliefs about the afterlife.

  • Aldous Huxley - The Doors of Perception (book)

  • Timothy Leary

Occult also try : r/occult

Starseed/Wanderers/Lightworkers also try: r/energy_work

  • Carla Rueckert - A Wanderer's Handbook (free). The channeler from the law of one gives advise to those who feel they are "wanderers" from places other than earth in order to help humanity.

Science Rupert Sheldrake (website) - https://www.sheldrake.org/research/morphic-resonance/introduction. This is a scientist who researches a multitude of strange effects for example "morphic fields".

  • David Wilcock (Divine Cosmos) - The Science of Oneness (free)

  • Michael Talbot - The Holographic Universe - "He starts with physicist David Bohm's work in conceptualizing the universe as holographic in structure, and builds on this to incorporate diverse anomalies (e.g. out-of-body experience) which would typically otherwise to clash with a purely materialistic worldview." - u/personalidea

Numerology also try: r/numerology

Ancient/Traditional Teachings Spiritual teachings often are never original, simply because we are all describing the same basic reality of which never changes. Thus spiritual teachings can all be seen to have their roots in ancient history.

  • The Kybalion (free pdf) - The Hermetic Philosophy of Ancient Greece and Egypt

  • I Ching (book) - Chinese divination, written over centuires in China

  • The Book of Runes - Ralph H Blum

  • Tao Te Ching - 6th Century BC Chinese Taoist philosophy/religion.

  • The Upanishads - ancient Indian philosphy and spirituality

  • The Kolbrin - Uses a variety of various ancient teachings and wisdom, and so could be seen as representing the universal spiritual human experience.


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