Recommended Spiritual Reads


Testimony of Light: An Extraordinary Message of Life After Death

https://www.amazon.com/Testimony-Light-Extraordinary-Message-After/dp/1585427047/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1545904182&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=testimony%20of%20light&dpPl=1&dpID=51VDV-eJt2L&ref=plSrch&fbclid=IwAR2LLgcOz9dOx554jLORNVxIUA4ZwgSeFQrhAgRfQkskVd7-FPFy-dnCMm4


Frances Banks died, as she had lived, fully aware of what she was experiencing and where she hoped to go. She was an Anglican nun for 25 years and for much of that time, the principal of the Teachers' Training College in Grahamstown, South Africa.  She was the author of many psychological book. Her last book was Frontiers of Revelation, an account of research into psychic and mystical phenomena.


Her friend Helen Greaves was by her side as she finally lapsed into unconsciousness. Then, one evening some three weeks after Frances's death, Helen sensed her presence. This extraordinary encounter marked the beginning of contact between them from both sides of the veil—between life as we know it and life on "the other side."

Testimony of Light is based on these communications that Helen received telepathically from Frances. The writings have been authenticated by those who knew them both and who were familiar with their individual writing styles. Moving and inspiring, this classic book is a testament to the enduring power of their friendship, and offers an important message to us all—that the death of the body is but a gentle passing to a much freer and fuller life.



The Holy Science

https://www.amazon.com/Swami-Sri-Yukteswar-Holy-Science/dp/B00N4FT3EM/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1545951988&sr=8-6&keywords=the+holy+science+by+swami+sri+yukteswar+english


Swami Sri Yukteshwar was an educator, astronomer, a Jyotisha (Vedic astrologer), a yogi, and a believer in the Bhagavad Gita and the Bible. He was a disciple of Lahiri Mahasaya of Varanasi and a member of the Giri branch of the swami order. Yogananda considered Yukteswar as Jnanavatar, or "Incarnation of Wisdom". 


Yukteswar wrote "The Holy Science" in 1894. In the introduction, he wrote: "The purpose of this book is to show as clearly as possible that there is an essential unity in all religions; that there is no difference in the truths inculcated by the various faiths; that there is but one method by which the world, both external and internal, has evolved; and that there is but one Goal admitted by all scriptures." 


The work introduced many ideas that were revolutionary for the time - for instance Yukteswar broke from Hindu tradition in stating that the earth is not in the age of Kali Yuga, but has advanced to Dwapara Yuga. His proof was based on a new perspective of the precession of the equinoxes. He also introduced the idea that the sun takes a 'star for its dual', and revolves around it in a period of 24,000 years, which accounts for the precession of the equinox.

Man's Search for Meaning

We needed to stop asking about the meaning of life, and instead to think of ourselves as those who were being questioned by life-daily and hourly. Our answer must consist not in talk and meditation, but in right action and in right conduct. Life ultimately means taking the responsibility to find the right answer to its problems and to fulfill the tasks which it constantly sets for each individual.

When Man's Search for Meaning was first published in 1959, it was hailed by Carl Rogers as "one of the outstanding contributions to psychological thought in the last fifty years." Now, more than forty years and 4 million copies later, this tribute to hope in the face of unimaginable loss has emerged as a true classic. Man's Search for Meaning--at once a memoir, a self-help book, and a psychology manual-is the story of psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's struggle for survival during his three years in Auschwitz and other Nazi concentration camps. Yet rather than "a tale concerned with the great horrors," Frankl focuses in on the "hard fight for existence" waged by "the great army of unknown and unrecorded."

Viktor Frankl's training as a psychiatrist allowed him a remarkable perspective on the psychology of survival. In these inspired pages, he asserts that the "the will to meaning" is the basic motivation for human life. This simple and yet profound statement became the basis of his psychological theory, logotherapy, and forever changed the way we understand our humanity in the face of suffering. As Nietzsche put it, "He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how." Frankl's seminal work offers us all an avenue to greater meaning and purpose in our own lives-a way to transcend suffering and find significance in the act of living.

A Survival Guide for Life: How to Achieve Your Goals, Thrive in Adversity, and Grow in Character

https://www.amazon.com/Survival-Guide-Life-Adversity-Character/dp/0062271962/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1545905836&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=a%20survival%20guide%20for%20life&dpPl=1&dpID=61cFhE8qouL&ref=plSrch&fbclid=IwAR2RN7wNCX1tWpgcvjbNpZ5QAlmg_PZy1HIajLWkNvq93BhlLV_vEkxKzCw


The world-famous adventurer reveals a lifetime of wisdom and lessons learned from the planet's wildest places

Life in the outdoors teaches us invaluable lessons. Encountering the wild forces us to plan and execute goals, face danger, push our "limits," and sharpen our instincts. But our most important adventures don't always happen in nature's extremes. Living a purpose-driven, meaningful life can often be an even greater challenge. . . .


In A Survival Guide for Life, Bear Grylls, globally renowned adventurer and television host, shares the hard-earned wisdom he's gained in the harshest environments on earth, from the summit of Mt. Everest to the boot camps of the British Special Forces. Filled with exclusive, never-before-told tales from Bear's globe-trekking expeditions, A Survival Guide for Life teaches every reader—no matter your age or experience—that we're all capable of living life more boldly, of achieving our most daring dreams, and of having more fun along the way.


Life and Teaching of the Masters of the Far East (6 Volume Set)

https://www.amazon.com/Life-Teaching-Masters-Far-East/dp/0875165389/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1545904635&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=masters%20of%20the%20east&dpPl=1&dpID=418WRV08AJL&ref=plSrch&fbclid=IwAR3pfK7INjFBQInEloh_lbpiFj2mPCmDINzwXSNVmPlFYVMCjOslR5NLmoY

Eleven Men Embarked Upon a Journey in 1894 with one Objective: ...to find the great spiritual teachers of the Far East and witness their uncommon abilities. 


Since these Masters were scattered over a wide territory that covered a large portion of India, Tibet, China, and Persia, they knew it could take years of searching many secluded villages and hidden mountain communes. Planning each step of the journey became a challenge knowing that countless miles of rugged terrain separated the remote and isolate locations that were imperative to the exploration. Even though they could plot their route on a map and see where they were headed, the destination deep within the souls of eleven scientifically trained men remained uncertain. Baird T. Spalding and the others were practical in nature and the thought of spiritual masters performing miracles seemed impossible. Despite these suspect thoughts, something compelled them to move onward. So they did.


Warrior: A Path to Self Sovereignty

https://www.amazon.com/Warrior-Path-Sovereignty-Geoff-Thompson/dp/0956921515/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1545904320&sr=8-2&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=warrior%20geoff%20thompson&dpPl=1&dpID=51Zdu1JugGL&ref=plSrch&fbclid=IwAR2hmRpxQQDwdwkvXBkROsUpXXFKHGlBU4zGeYHx-dUAMXes49lX1zvNgW8


The book as an inspiration to read - but meeting Geoff for a 4 hour walk around the grounds of an old abby in England - was priceless! Some deep thoughts that beg the reader to re-evaluate their own lives. Geoff talks about the power of fear and how over coming that issue is key to turning your life around and making it successful.

The author is a real man who learned life lessons the hard way and now he passes along what he has discovered and gives the reader a road map for self-improvement. He used the martial arts as a platform of discovery about his own fears and weakness and finds great strength from his life lessons. He now reaches out to help others and inspires them to over come their own fears.

Geoff Thompson is a real "spiritual warrior" and he is out to change the world one person at a time. But the first place he started was with his own self. He has gone from one of the world's foremost teachers of martial arts to become more like a "warrior monk" as he sows seeds of forgiveness and love in the world.

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Beyond The Mystical Near-Death Experience and into the Unitive Experience

Author an experiencer Nancy Clark presents a whole new look at a much deeper spiritual experience. She uses her own personal stories along with the thoughts and experiences of old saints and sages. A great book for spiritual exploration.
https://www.amazon.com/Beyond-Mystical-Near-Death-Experience-Unitive/dp/1421838184/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1546443211&sr=1-1&keywords=beyond+the+mystical+near-death+experience