This section serves as a collection of books that can help you discover deeper levels of truth, meaning, and wholeness. I have grouped books into specific topics – such as mental health, meditation, psychedelics, and more – to help guide your reading selection. Many of the book titles are linked to summaries and notes.
Seeing Through Materialism
The Master & His Emissary by Iain McGhilchrist
The Ascent of Humanity by Charles Eisenstein
Why Materialism is Baloney by Bernardo Kastrup
A Guide for the perplexed by E.F. Schumacher
The Flip by Jefferey Krippal
- The Developing Mind by Daniel J. Siegel
- The Body Keeps The Score by Bessel Van Der Kolk
- Lost Connections by Johann Hari
- In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts by Gabor Mate
- How to Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan
- The Secret Chief Revealed by Myron J. Stolaroff
- The Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide by James Fadiman
- From Chocolate to Morphine: Everything you need to know about Mind-Altering Drugs by Andrew Weil
- Tryptamine Palace by James Oroc
Meditation & Awakening
- Seeing that Frees by Rob Burbea
- The Mind Illuminated by Culadasa
- Mastering the Core Teachings of the Buddha by Daniel Ingram
Sex, Ecology, Spirituality by Ken Wilber
The Listening Society by Hanzi Freinacht
In Over Our Heads by Robert Keagan
Developmental Politics by Steve McIntosh
Understanding & Overcoming Polarization
"Stumbling on Happiness" By Dan Gilbert illuminates the fact that we don't know what will make us happy. Our mind's eye has a blind spot which makes...
In "Why Greatness Cannot be planned" Stanley & Lehman present a compelling case as to why our most ambitious goals can't be achieved through...
For those interested in learning more about psychedelics Michael Pollan's "How to Change your Mind" is a great place to start. What I love about...
The brain consists of two halves the left and the right. The "left brain" is responsible for linear logical thinking while the "right-brain" is...
The Autobiography of a Yogi details the life of Paramahansa Yogananda, an Indian Yogi who brings the spiritual practice of Yoga to America. Steve...
5-MeO-DMT is one of the most powerful and transformational psychedelics on this planet. In Tryptamine Palace James Oroc shares his account on using...
The Psychedelic Explorer's Guide is a key read for anyone interested in learning about or using psychedelics. Included are guidelines for voyagers...
Mastering the Core Teachings of the Buddha by Daniel M. Ingram is an extensive exploration of Buddhist Dharma. The self-proclaimed Arhant Ingram...
The Mind Illuminated combines neuroscience and meditation to give the reader an in-depth look at how the mind works. Implementing this knowledge has...