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Some Books I have read


As I was compiling that list of sites which describe mystical experiences, I reflected on a few of the books I have read over the past couple of years. I will probly expand the following descriptions & excerpts but here goes -

Firstly, of course, is James Twyman's account of his experiences in Emissary of Light, which is still the most magical book I personally have experienced. In fact, I'd describe the reading of that book as a mystical experience in itself. It was an absolutely effortless read and many times I felt as if I was right there alongside the author as he recounted his experiences with the Emissaries.

Secondly, I'd have to mention Conversations with God, which is basically the story of 3 or 4 years of mystical experiences. I mean, can you imagine anyyhing more 'mystical' than asking God the MOST perplexing and infuriating questions about human experience and receiving clear, concise replies that were beyond anything you had previously thought possible.


Here are some excerpts from other books which I have read that have hinted at or described such experiences or possibilities include the following:

    Siddhartha by Herman Hesse {added Jan 2002}

Magic & Mystery in Tibet {added March 2002}

The Cactus King by Dimitri Gonis {added August 2001}

The Visionary Human - contains an excellent interview with Bob Monroe {added July 2001}

In Six Days - commenced June 29, 2001.

The Starseed Transmissions by Ken Carey

Ultimate Journey by Bob Monroe

The Everyday Meditator

Who Are You?

Cave in the Snow

Quantum Healing

Awakening the Buddha Within

ET101: The cosmic instruction manual for planetary evolution

Interludes with the Gods

Native wisdom for white minds

The Way of the Wizard

The Path of Action

The Troubled Mind

When God Talks Back

Celestine Prophecy

Through The Narrow Gate - added April 2001


Here's a couple of scans I just did from a book entitled Absolute Happiness, in which the author describes his own experiences of expanded consciousness. Scanners do tend to make one a tad lazy. More excerpts may be on their way ...

Pages 208 & 9

Pages 210 & 11


Other books or links worthy of a mention include:

Mister God, This is Anna

Understanding Love by William Ricketts

A soul remembers Hiroshima

   The Politics of Experience by RD Laing

   The Three Christs of Ypsilanti

The way to the light

Dalai Lama's Little Book of Wisdom

Flying without wings

Tao of Pooh

Phoenix Rising

Sanctuaries

Return of the Gods

Temporary Insanity


Many of the following I have only glanced at while wandering around my local library, so I can't vouch entirely for their content ...

{Wasn't it the book 1984 that said, 'The best books tell you what you already know'}

The Undiscovered Mind by John Horgan

* "Peace Of Mind" by Ian Gawler
* "The Wealth Within" by Ainslie Meares
* "The Seat of the Soul" by Gary Zukav
* "Sleeping, Dreaming and Dying" by the Dalai Lama - an exploration of consciousness
* "Ultimate Journey" by Robert Monroe
* "The Art of Happiness" by the Dalai Lama
* "For those who can't believe" by Harold Schulweis
* "The Cosmic Game - explorations in the frontiers of human consciousness" by Stanislav Grof
* "The Visionary Human" by Nevill Drury
* "Beyond Death: the gates of consciousness" by Stanislav Grof
* "The Tibetan Book of Living & Dying" by Sogyal Rinpoche
* "Doctor ahead of his time - the life of Ainslie Meares"
* "Everyday Immortality" by Deepak Chopra
* "A Guide for the advanced soul" by Susan Hayward
* "Inner revolution: life, liberty & the pursuit of real happiness" by Robert Thurman
* "Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance" by Robert Pirsig
* "Gratitude: A way of life" by Louise Hay
* "Behold The spirit" by Alan Watts
* "The divided self" by R.D. Laing (a study of sanity & madness)
* "A wholly different way of living" by J. Krishnamurti
* "Nightmares that sing" by Marjorie Messenger (a story of paranoid schizophrenia)
* "The Tibetan Book of the Dead" by Walter Evans-Wentz
* "Reincarnation Explained" by Chris Butler
* "Quantum Questions: mystical writings of the world's great physicists" by Ken Wilber
* "Inside Tibetan Buddhism" by Robert Thurman
* "Compassion In Action" by Ram Dass
* "Anatomy of the spirit" by Caroline Myss
* "Why people don't heal and how they can" by Caroline Myss
* "Living in process" by Anne Wilson Schaef
* "Running from safety" by Richard Bach
* "Jonathan Livingston Seagull" by Richard Bach
* "After the ecstasy, the laundry" by Jack Kornfield
* "Full Catastrophe Living" by Jon Kabatt-Zinn
* "Seven experiments that could change the world" by Rupert Sheldrake
* "My secret life as an alien mastermind" by Owen Langford
* "The Reluctant Shaman" by Kay Whitaker
* "Cutting the ties that bind" by Phyllis Krystal
* "The Search for meaning" by Caroline Jones
* "Noises from the darkroom" by Guy claxton
* ""The Golden Thread" by Dorothy Boux
* "Nature's Prozac" by Judith Sachs

* "Healing and the mind" by Bill Moyers

* "In Six Days" by John Ashton

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