Suggested Reading

“In your reading I would encourage you to remember that each book, even those for which a claim of divine inspiration has been made, reflects the perceptions and understandings of human beings. They are typically steeped in the influences of the times and places, cultures and traditions, that gave them birth. Each book is a report of one person’s experience and opinion. No book, text, tradition or teacher can rightfully lay claim to an absolute grasp of truth. Rather, the wide range of understanding and expression reflected in these books should remind us of the living and ever-expanding nature of ‘truth’.”
Barbara Cordts

The works of or about:

  • Idries Shah
  • Rumi
  • Paramahansa Yogananda
  • Ramana Maharshi
  • Eknath Easwaran
  • Nisargadatta Maharaj
  • Osho
  • Krishnamurti
  • Adi Da Samraj
  • Lama Anagarika Govinda
  • Pema Chodron
  • Namkhai Norbu
  • Patrul Rinpoche
  • Shunryu Suzuki
  • Lao Tzu
  • William James
  • Ira Progoff
  • Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
  • Meister Eckhart
  • Herbert Guenther
  • Mircea Eliade
  • Gareth Knight
  • Ken Wilber
  • Roberto Calasso
  • Jane Roberts
  • Edgar Cayce
  • Vernon Howard
  • Beatrice Bruteau
  • Bernadette Roberts

(This is not an exhaustive list.)

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