“Beware of the man of one book.” – St. Thomas Aquinas

Essential Texts
The following texts are texts that, in a historical context, have been recently written. They offer some of the leading synthesis, summaries and insights into the physical and metaphysical. They represent a fairly broad overview of consciousness related issues, coming from the perspectives of philosophy, spirituality, psychology and physics. Taken together they help illustrate the vastness of consciousness as a subject. Serving like many lights focused upon a stage, they collectively help more fully illuminate the subject.

John Smotherman

The Consciousness Paradigm*
by John Smotherman

This book is a synthesis of 3,000 years of human wisdom on how we can use consciousness to improves our lives and the planet.


The Celestine Prophecy
& The Tenth Insight: Holding the Vision (Celestine Prophecy)
by James Redfield

Fictional adventures that provide insight into spiritual energy and how it flows through our lives.


Journey of Souls: Case Studies of Life Between Lives
by Michael Newton

Dr. Newton is a hypnotherapist, and he writes a documentary of case studies about what people have reported under hypnosis about life “on the other side”.


The Intention Experiment: Using Your Thoughts to Change Your Life and the World
by Lynne McTaggart

Lynne McTaggart is an award winning and internationally recognized expert on the intersection of science and spirituality. This book discusses some of the amazing findings come from the cutting edge of brain science and quantum physics which shed light on the connection between our minds and the universal energy of consciousness.


Integral Psychology: Consciousness, Spirit, Psychology, Therapy
by Ken Wilber

In integral psychology Ken Wilber exhaustively compares religious, spiritual and psychological views of what consciousness is and how it evolves within humans. Not only does this book clearly lay out landmarks for the landscape of the mind, it highlights the stunning consistency in views of consciousness and its evolution, across many cultures over many ages.


The Power of Myth
by Joseph Campbell and Bill Moyers

This book deals with archetypes within the human psyche and interaction, and discusses universal themes in the experience of life.


Dancing Wu Li Masters: An Overview of the New Physics
by Gary Zukav

This is the go to book for people interested in metaphysics who want a better understanding of some of the most relevant aspects of physics and our understanding of how the world works.


Info-graphic and Notes on Spiritual Energy and Chakras-by Yin 2014 Posted HERE

The Power of TED (The Empowerment Dynamic) – Updated and Revised
by David Emerald

This book uncovers the mental dynamics that underlie all drama in life, arising from the Victim-Persecutor-Rescuer view of life events. It also explains the escape and antidote- a shift to the Creator-Challenger-Coach view, which empowers us to take on and successfully overcome challenges in life.

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