Our Recommended Reading

The Way of Transformation – By Karlfried Graf Durckheim   (This is a challenging read but so very powerful in terms of understanding what transformation really means.) http://www.amazon.com/Way-Transformation-Daily-Spiritual-Practice/dp/1596750146/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1273288574&sr=1-1


The Call for The Master – By Karlfried Graf Durckheim  (Every page illuminates the power of surrender, the value of devastation and the courage it takes to be fully alive.) http://www.amazon.com/Call-Master-Karlfried-Graf-Durckheim/dp/0140193456/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1273288799&sr=1-3


Zen and Us – By Karlfried Graf Durckheim  (This book is less about Zen and more about “being,” the transcendence of the ego and powerful principles of being human.) http://www.amazon.com/Zen-Us-Karlfried-Graf-Durckheim/dp/0140193464/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1273290127&sr=1-2

The Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson
  (An absolute must in terms of realizing the power of being true to one’s self, the revelations of the soul and the power of infinite spirit.) http://www.amazon.com/Essays-Ralph-Waldo-Emerson-Collected/dp/0674267206/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1273289045&sr=1-1


Emerson on Transcendentalism – Ralph Waldo Emerson  (Remarkable insight into the social stigmas and personal challenges that keep us from opening to deeper spiritual knowingness.) http://www.amazon.com/Emerson-Transcendentalism-Milestones-Thought-Ralph/dp/0804469482/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1273290416&sr=1-3


Autobiography of a Yogi – Paramahansa Yogananda  (An epic story that creates a once in a lifetime understanding of transcendence, devotion, spirit and the miraculous ways of holiness.) http://www.amazon.com/Autobiography-Yogi-Bonus-Paramahansa-Yogananda/dp/0876120834/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1273289207&sr=1-3


The Road Less Traveled – By M. Scott Peck, M.D.  (A comprehensive foundation for the nature of love, authenticity and wholeness and outlines the disciplines needed to embrace them.) http://www.amazon.com/Road-Less-Traveled-Psychology-Traditional/dp/B000QYIPWA/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1273289322&sr=1-2


Man’s Search for Meaning – By Viktor Frankl   (A must for learning to embrace devastation and suffering, opening to the power of surrender and embracing the gift of simply being alive.) http://www.amazon.com/Mans-Search-Meaning-revised-updated/dp/B000LZFM48/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1273289739&sr=1-3


Siddhartha – By Hermann Hesse   (I’ve read this book many times over and each time I’m inspired by the pathway of spirit and the truly magical process of surrender.) http://www.amazon.com/Siddhartha-Hermann-Hesse/dp/1441407820/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpi_1


On Death and Dying – By Elisabeth Kubler-Ross  (While a grim subject this book is one of the clearest ever for charting the course of death and rebirth of the self.) http://www.amazon.com/Death-Dying-Elizabeth-Kubler-Ross/dp/B000FHC6LY/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1273290913&sr=1-2


Carlos Castaneda Series (starting with The Art of Dreaming)   (This collection of books is priceless and captivating and will spell-bind you into your own mystical spiritual adventure.) http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_0_17?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=carlos+castenada+collection&sprefix=Carlos+Castenada+


The Ten Commandments – By Emmet Fox   (Opens up an entire new reality about the wisdom of the Bible and revolutionizes the meaning of spiritual mandates.  A must read.) http://www.amazon.com/Ten-Commandments-Emmet-Fox/dp/0062503073/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1273291358&sr=1-1


Sermon On The Mount – By Emmet Fox   (Opens up an entire new reality about the wisdom of Jesus and what he was actually trying to convey to mankind.  Again, a must read.) http://www.amazon.com/Sermon-Mount-Key-Success-Life/dp/0060628626/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1273291529&sr=1-1


The Four Noble Truths – By The Dalai Lama   (The most powerfully clear pathway to the liberation from suffering and the entry passage into transcendence I’ve ever read.) http://www.amazon.com/Four-Noble-Truths-Dalai-Lama/dp/0722535503/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1273291614&sr=1-1


The Power of Myth – By Joseph Campbell   (A fascinating look into ancient mythology and how the timeless wisdom held within them can be applied in one’s everyday life.  Remarkable info.) http://www.amazon.com/Power-Myth-Joseph-Campbell/dp/0385418868/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1273291962&sr=1-1


Psychology of the Unconscious – By Carl Jung   (A classic manuscript that contains many vital distinctions about the human psyche and the underlying structures of the identity.) http://www.amazon.com/Psychology-Unconscious-C-G-Jung/dp/1116007150/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1273292213&sr=1-5
(NOTE: The entire series of manuscripts under the title of “Symbols of Transformation” are also critical reading!)


The Medusa and the Snail – By Lewis Thomas   (A remarkable set of correlations between biology and the workings of the human psyche and higher consciousness.) http://www.amazon.com/Medusa-Snail-Notes-Biology-Watcher/dp/0140243194/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1273293693&sr=1-1


Life At Its Best – By Meher Baba   (A truly timeless little book.  Meher Baba is absolutely inspiring in his simplicity and divinely authentic in his prose.  This is a remarkable book!) http://www.amazon.com/Life-Its-Best-Meher-Baba/dp/052547434X/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1273293896&sr=1-8


Owning Your Own Shadow: Understanding the Dark Side of the Psyche – By Robert A. Johnson   (A powerful exploration into the “shadow self” and how to integrate self into a wholeness. http://www.amazon.com/Robert-A.-Johnson/e/B000APIDYA