There are so many ideas in spirituality and life mastery just as there are on any topic. True spirituality is not about clinging to one path over another, but always expanding out in all directions to the simple truth that we are all creators making up our own rules and ideas, and being conscious and empowered in what we are therefore creating.
The books I've listed below have been chosen to provide a wide range of aspect and pathway with regards to expanding one's consciousness and/or seeking spiritual evolution. They have each made a beautiful contribution to the expansion of my own consciousness and to assisting in my life mastery, despite the fact that many of the ideas may conflict with one another... like the facets of a diamond, they reflect one angle of the light, and two facets may be on opposing sides, but they are part of the same whole.
These books are in no particular order of importance. I have roughly grouped them into themes of eastern enlightenment first, followed by more shamanic wisdom and then more interesting ones that don't fit into either of those categories, followed by a few classics. Two of my own books have been included, because they have truly moved and greatly inspired those that have read them.
But the books that I absolutely recommend the most are shown in the front cover pictures, which link directly to Amazon.com so you can get them and start expanding straight away!! They all have one thing in common: they are autobiographical stories. Having insight into another's most personal reflections and experiences for me, offers the most profound and breath-taking vehicle for expanding consciousness and integrating spiritual ideas.
Autobiography of a Yogi – Paramahansa Yogananda
- My all time favourite and biggest catalyser into faith. Absolutely everyone should read this book. It brings heaven to earth, opens the heart like no other personal account. No excuses. Just read it!
The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying – Sogyal Rinpoche
Zen and the Art of Archery – Eugen Herrigel
The Tao of Physics – Fritjof Capra
Tao Te Ching – Lao-Tzu
Gateway to the Miraculous – Wolfe Lowenthal
Dance of the Four Winds – Alberto Villoldo
- A fascinating eye-opening account into the Andean shamanic path. Again revealing the magical truth of our reality and expanding our sense of what is possible.
Seven Herbs: Plants as Teachers – Matthew Wood
Women Who Run with the Wolves – Clarissa Pinkola
The Alchemist – Paulo Coehlo
Initiation – Elisabeth Haich
- My second favourite of all time. It's not well-known, and may not be of interest to everyone, but it changed my life, and rarely will you find another book that is so packed with fascinating, spiritual, consciousness expanding content. Love love love it.
Many Lives Many Masters – Brian L Weiss
The Flower of Life – Drunvalo Melchizedek
Stories of Initiation between the Moon and the Sun – Karen Burt
Balance on all Levels – Anni Sennov
Celestial Earth – Karen Burt
- A deeply rich, honest and multidimensional account which tells the origin story of the New Earth Mastery work, bridges and explores the 'old time' spirituality and 'new time' spirituality, bringing in ancient mythology, planetary light work, and an adventure!
Anatomy of the Spirit – Caroline Myss
Jonathan Livingston Seagull – Richard Bach
The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success – Deepak Chopra
The Prophet – Kahlil Gibran
The Power of Now – Ekhart Tolle
Conversations with God – Neale Donald Walsh