Joan. Shamanic Voices: A
Survey of Visionary Narratives. Penguin
/ Arkana, NYC, 1991.
the Fields of Life. Earth Mandala
Press, Castle Valley, UT, 1999.
to Do When You Are Dead.
Sterling Pub., NYC,
2001. [Note: Wonderful illustrations by Steinar Lund.]
F. C. Mysticism. Penguin
books, Middlesex, England, 1970.
Harary, Keith, and Weintraub, Pamela.
in 30 Days: The Free Flight Program. Saint Martin's Press,
New York, 1989.
Sir A. The Spiritual Nature of
Clarendon Press, Oxford,
Willis, and Elisabet Sahtouris. Biology
Revisioned. North Atlantic Press, Berkeley, CA, 1998.
Harman, Willis. Global Mind Change: The New Age
Revolution in the Way We Think. Warner Books, Sausalito, CA,
1988. [On the back of this book: The world
is undergoing an extraordinary revolution, an intellectual rebellion
against the exclusionary belief structure that has dominated Western
thought for centuries. For too long, science has been used by
scientists and others to slam closed the frontiers of the human
mind. But now the scientific community is beginning to accept the
tidal wave of enhanced consciousness sweeping the earth ... an
optimistic trend toward new thinking, toward new ways of thinking.
It's no longer necessary for science to shrug away the mysteries of the
spirit. We are undergoing a radical transformation. We are
empowering ourselves. As a result, conventional power -- military,
economic, and political -- will fade. By deliberately changing
their internal image of reality, people are changing the world.
This book shows you how.]
Mark. Grave Matters: A Journey
Through the Modern Funeral Industry to a Natural Way of Burial.
Scribner, New York, 2007. [Grave Matters
chronicles the Green Burial Movement and to some extent also the Home
Funeral Movement. [See, for example, Pat Hogan's Alison's Gift.]
These rapidly growing interests are transforming our lives on yet
another vital front. The green burial options becoming available
today, some of them superbly creative and "green," give us
greater personal control over what happens to our bodies and those of
our loved ones after death has claimed them.
In Harris' words the outcome is, "a more natural, more
economic, and ultimately more meaningful alternative to the tired and
toxic send-off on offer at the local funeral parlor." From
the back cover: "As the researcher for Jessica Mitford's The
American Way of Death Revisited, I have bookcases filled with nearly
twenty years of information on this subject. Not one of those
books covers so much, so succinctly and with such grace as this one
does. Bravo." --Karen Leonard, director, The Mitford
Roger. The Phaselock Code: Through Time, Death, and Reality,
the Metaphysical Adventures of the Man Who Fell Off Everest.
Paraview Pocket Books, NY, 2003. [From the
For Professor Roger Hart, life truly began after he almost lost his --
in a horrific fall off the slopes of Mount Everest that he
miraculously survived. This near-death experience sparked a
desire in him to devote his studies to the very nature of human
consciousness, in order to unlock the code of reality that binds our
This stop-dead-in your-tracks life change happens to many people who
have, I want to say, particularly death-transcendent EHEs -- in this
case a near-death
Originally in the field of Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, after his
180-foot fall down the slopes of Everest, his hunger to understand what
had happened to him shuffled his priorities into a whole new
order. Wonderful book; I did not want it to end!]
Louise P. [Foreward by Willis W. Harman]. Beyond
Boundaries: The Adventures of a Seer. Blue
Dolphin Pub., Grass Valley, CA, 1993.
Hawkins, David R., MD, PhD. The Eye of the
I: From Which Nothing Is Hidden. Veritas, Sedona, AZ, 2001.
Hay, Louise L. You
Can Heal Your Life. Hay House, Carlsbad, CA and
Sydney, Australia, 1999.
Hendricks, Gay and
Relationships: Experiencing Greater Love and Harmony Through the
Power of Presencing. Hay House, Carlsbad, CA,
2005. [Note: also sold on CD].
Gerald. The Creed of Christ.
Harper, New York, 1940.
Spiritual Science: Person-centred Inquiry into
the Spiritual and the Subtle. PCCS Books, Ross-on-Wye, England,
1998. [This is an important
book, integral to this consciousness shift we are moving into, because
it gives us a uniquely personal, yet universally collaborative way to study and encourage the kinds of spiritual
experience that lead to an Awakening to one's / our multidimensional
beingness. On the back, it says,
"This cutting-edge book breaks
new ground in transpersonal psychology. It argues for a
people-based, person-centred [philosophy] which holds that spiritual
authority is within each individual, and that spiritual initiation is a
path of lived inquiry.. . Topics covered include:
emergence of a self-generating spiritual culture of
affirmation of the person as a real spiritual presence
on the crest of divine becoming.
nature of long-term lived inquiry and of short-term
cooperative inquiry into the spiritual and subtle.
exploration of the issues involved in do-it-yourself
subtle (psychical) research.
provisional new dipolar map of the spiritual and subtle,
and a critique of other maps.
of eleven short-term cooperative inquiries into the
spiritual and the subtle, showing how the method works.
presentation of a participatory worldview, with the
paradigm of participatory inquiry ..
Science will be of interest to all those who believe in the
emergence of the self-determining human spirit within the field
of religious/[spiritual] belief and practice."]
Heron, John. Co-operative
Inquiry: Research into the Human Condition. Sage,
Hicks, Esther and Jerry [and Abraham].
New Beginning I: Handbook For Joyous Survival.
Jerry and Esther Hicks, San Antonio, TX, 2002 [9th
Hicks, Esther and Jerry [and Abraham].
New Beginning II: A Personal Handbook to
Enhance Your Life, Liberty and Pursuit of Happiness.
Jerry and Esther Hicks, San Antonio, TX, 1994 [3rd printing].
Hicks, Esther and Jerry [and Abraham].
Amazing Power of Deliberate Intent: Living the Art of Allowing.
Jerry and Esther Hicks, San Antonio, TX, 2005.
Hinze, Sarah. Coming
from the Light: Spiritual Accounts of Life Before Life.
Pocket Books, New York, Toronto, Sydney, Tokyo, Singapore, 1994.
E. (1992). Visions of Innocence.
Shambhala, Boston, 1992.
Gift: The Song of a Thousand
Hearts Opening. NosilA Pub., Silver
Spring, MD, 1999. [From inside the
"Alison's Gift is the true story of Alison
Sanders' life and death -- a story that has touched all of
America. This is Alison's story and how her life found its way
into millions of homes. Alison, a vibrant child, had a mission in
life to help others. In unique ways both seen and unseen, her
purpose lives on. Her fearlessness, compassion, and leadership
qualities transformed her community in life and have reverberated
throughout the country in her death. Alison's life was cut short
by an air bag in a low-speed automobile collision. Alison's
Gift is the triumph of love over life-ending experience. Along
with Alison, meet real-life heroes who live through their greatest fears
in a journey of loss, grief, and the rekindling of hope. This
story chronicles Alison's life and death, her family's experience and
her many legacies."
One of those remarkable and unforgettable heroes is her mother, Beth
Knox. And one of Alison's legacies, initiated by her mother, has
become a movement that is transforming a facet of American life we have
long resigned and consigned ourselves to: the way the funeral
industry has handled the after-death care of our loved ones. A "new" and ancient awareness of
a much needed healing,
wholeness-making, communally vitalizing practice, "in-home
after-death care," is becoming a significant and recognized
Beth's Crossings organization, dedicated to "Caring for Our Own at
Death," reintroduces our postmodern world to bringing the bodies of
our loved ones back into our homes to care for ourselves after death, lovingly seeing
their spirits into
the Next World from this comforting, familiar place shared with family
and friends. Another of the extraordinary heroes of this book is
the author himself, Pat Hogan, who lists a number of valuable gifts we
receive through this approach:
-- maintaining choice and honoring our dead.
to our departed loved ones.
our loved ones' ongoing journey of spirit.
comfort and closure to ourselves at a time of grief.
our own death and accepting our continued life in spirit.
money compared to the cost of a full-service funeral.
This book, written by a close family friend and yet another
extraordinary human being, Pat Hogan, along with Beth Knox and the
continued pervading influence of a very special child, have brought into
being the rapidly growing Home Funeral Movement. Although this
creative option cannot answer everyone's needs, still, when people
comprehend the significance of this option, they often just snap into
the realization, "Of course! This makes such perfect sense."
Interestingly, this conception is in tandem with what has become the
similarly precedent-setting Green Burial Movement. (See, e.g.,
Mark Harris' Grave Matters.)]
Home, D. D.
Incidents in My Life.
A. J. Davis &
Co., 1864. [Reprinted 1991, Time-Life Books, New York.]
Claudia. Spiritual Activism.
A Mythic Life.
HarperCollins, NYC, 1996.
In Search of the Beloved.
Jeremy P. Tarcher, Los Angeles and NYC,
Human: A Course in Enhancing your Physical, Mental & Creative
Abilities. Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam, NYC, 1982.
Hugo, Victor. Conversations With Eternity: The Forgotten
Masterpiece of Victor Hugo. New Paradigm books, Boca Raton, FL,
Valerie V. Infinite Mind:
Science of the Human Vibrations of Consciousness.
, 1989, 1996.
Soul Retrieval: Mending the Fragmented
Self. HarperSan Francisco, San Francisco, 1991.
B., with West, R., and the Koestler Foundation. The
Coronet Books, London, 1987/1989.
Isaacs, William [Introduction by Peter
M. Senge]. Dialogue and the Art of
Thinking Together: A Pioneering Approach to Communicating in
Business and in Life. Currency Pub., New York, London,
Toronto, Sydney, Auckland, 1999. [In
regards to what is found on Ahh-theLight.com, Dialogue and the Art of
Thinking Together is another of the most extraordinary resources
I've ever come across. I've still got some integrating before I
can talk about it coherently, but I highly, highly recommend this book
and agree very much with the back-cover comments:
"There is no more important art for humans to master
than that of dialogue. Bill Isaacs unpacks the process for us and
illustrates it with powerful stories and insights.
Masterful!" (William Ury, coauthor of Getting to Yes,
author of Getting Past No)
book I've long been awaiting! Bill Isaacs is today's leading
thinker and practitioner of dialogue. His book will change the way
we think, talk, and relate. The Seeds are here to change the
world." (Danah Zohar, author of The Quantum Self, The
Quantum Society, and Rewiring the Corporate Brain)]
Isherwood, Christopher. Ramakrishna
and His Disciples. Vedanta Press, Hollywood, CA,
James, William. The Varieties of Religious
Experience. Penguin American Library, NYC, 1982 [originally published by
Longmans, Green, and Co., 1902].
Jaworski, Joseph. Synchronicity: The Inner Path of
San Francisco, 1996. [Review excerpts by
Rhea A. White, in Exceptional Human Experience, 16(2), 2000:
marvelous EHE autobiography, for one thing. But its main gift, to
me, is that it is a record of how one man, a top-rated lawyer, who was
supremely and superbly rooted in the Newtonian, linear paradigm, came to
live from within the Experiential Paradigm, or the nonlinear reality of
David Bohm's [implicate] order. His book is titled Synchronicity
because synchronicities were one type of EHE he had often, but more
than that, he was able to see how synchronicities occurred at those
times when he had skipped the bonds of linearity and was strongly rooted
in his vision of the way the world should be, which is operating as one
organism in which all parts work together synergistically.
For Jaworski, this was not simply a fantasy. He actually worked
with several teams of internationally selected highly intelligent and
globally knowledgeable people of high responsibility who themselves had
the felt sense of global unity and who had the experience of how
rootedness in nonlocality can result in instantaneous change that could
occur anywhere in the world, working toward the realization of that
unity in ways that appeared to be miraculous -- EHEs, in other words.
He describes how he began to learn "how to move with the unfolding
order and to live out the principles, naturally" (p. 14).
What he, after Bohm, calls the "unfolding order" is what I
have called the late stages of the EHE process, but he goes further than
I have been able to do, pointing the way for all of us.
Jaworski is at the forefront of those, often in large multinational
corporations, who are working to influence and shape global events so
that unity within diversity will be promoted. He realized it was
no longer "possible for business and governments to effectively
'plan' a long term future. Instead, it was necessary to learn to
create and discover an unfolding future" (p. 147). One of the
most important nonlocal synchronicities of his life was a four-hour talk
he had with David Bohm in which Bohm supplied the theoretical
underpinnings for Jaworski's unusual experiences and his intuitions
about reality, which went far beyond the linear, deterministic
paradigm. Bohm told him that "you cannot think of existence
as local," and "Yourself is actually the whole of
mankind. That's the idea of the implicate order -- that everything
is enfolded in everything... We are all connected. If this
could be taught, and if people could understand it, we would have a
different consciousness" (pp. 89-81 [sic?]). And, I would
add, a very different world; which is the whole point of Jaworski's
book. ... Get a copy of this world-shaking book and give yourself
the pleasure of reading every word from cover to cover. Even if
you know what he is saying, you are bound to become even more in
resonance with and conscious of the unity of all than you were when you
began. -- R.A.W.]
Jaworski, Joseph, Peter M. Senge, C. Otto
Scharmer, and Betty Sue Flowers. Presence:
Human Purpose and the Field of the Future. Society
for Organizational Learning, ____?, 2004. [See
excellent review from
amazon.com, under author, Peter Senge.]
Johnson, Raynor C. Watcher
on the Hills. Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1959.
Kathie. The Birth Called Death.
Riverwood Books, Ashland, OR, 2003.
An Inquiry into the Existence of Guardian
Angels. [English transl.] M. Evans and Company, Inc., New York.
1995. [Originally published by Editions Filipacchi--Societe Sonodip in
Joy, Brugh. Joy's
Way. JP Tarcher, Los Angeles, 1979.
Jung, C. G. [recorded, edited by Aniela
Jaffe]. Memories, Dreams, Reflections. Random House,
Kalweit, Holger. Dreamtime and the Inner Space.
Shambhala, Boston, 1988.
Kalweit, Holger. Shamans, Healers, and Medicine Men.
Shambhala, Boston, 1992 [also by Kösel-Verlag GmbH & Co., Munich,
Gloria. Where Two Worlds
Touch. Ballantine, NY, 1990. [Gloria
Karpinski is an internationally renown psychic and one of the truly
Wise of this Earth. The only connection between Karpinski's book
title and the website, by the way, wHeretwoworldsTouch.com, is that
both were inspired by the same poem by the beloved Sufi ecstatic, Mavlana Jalal Al-Din Rumi. Two brilliant stars who
know they belong
Gloria. Barefoot on Holy Ground. Ballantine, NY,
Kason, Yvonne, and Degler, Teri.
Farther Shore: How Near-Death and Other Extraordinary Experiences
Can Change Ordinary Lives.
HarperPerennial / HarperCollins, Toronto, 1994. [These
authors coined the term "spiritually transformative
experience." From the back cover:
EXTRAORDINARY EXPERIENCES ENRICH YOUR LIFE. Many of us have had
extraordinary occurrences -- near-death experiences, premonitions,
mystical visions, psychic awakenings, spiritual energy or kundalini
experiences -- but few understand the significance and long-term effects
of such events.
Dr. Yvonne Kason, herself the survivor of a dramatic near-death
experience and a medical doctor specializing in the field, offers sound
advice and practical suggestions for using such Spiritually
Transformative Experiences to enrich life. Equally useful to those
who encounter the joys and challenges of the unusual, and to the health
care professionals who assist them, A Farther Shore is an insightful and
inspiring exploration of experiences that can change our lives.]
Katie, Byron, with Stephen Mitchell.
What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life. Three
River Press/Crown Pub., 2002.
S., and Valley-Fox, A. Your Mythic Journey.
Tarcher, Los Angeles,
Kelley, Kevin W. [conceived and edited
by. For the Association of Space Explorers; funded in part by the
Institute of Noetic Sciences]. The
Home Planet. Addison-Wesley Publishing, Reading,
MS, Bonn, Amsterdam, Sidney, Tokyo, New York, Madrid, San Juan;
Workingham, England; Don Mills, Ontario; and MIR Publishers, 1988.
Keyes, Laurel Elizabeth.
The Creative Power of the Voice.
and Co., Marina del Rey, CA, 1973.
Yasuhiko Genku. The
and Philosophy Press, Waynesboro, VA,
2000. [See Mark
Twain on this page for a bit about the
extraordinary Twilight Club. How do such extraordinary
things like this incomparable association get so easily and completely
forgotten and unknown to later generations??]
A Biography. Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Center, NYC,
Klocek, Dennis. The
Seer's Handbook. Steinerbooks, Great Barrington, MA,
2005. [On my soon reading list; comes very
highly recommended by a Steiner scholar and close friend.]
Kramer, Kenneth. The
Sacred Art of Dying: How the World Religions Understand Death.
Paulist Press, Mahwah, NJ, 1988.
S. Social Science and the Self.
Press, New Brunswick,
Stanley, and Susan M. Powers (Eds.). Broken Images,
Broken Selves. Brunner/Mazel, _______?
1997. [A chapter in this very special book,
entitled "Dissociation, Narrative,
and Exceptional Human Experiences," was written by Rhea A. White,
which was the basis for an essay found here
and also on www.ehe.org.]
Stanley, and David Feinstein. The
Mythic Path: discovering the Guiding Stories of Your Past --
Creating a Vision for Your Future.
Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam, NYC, 1997.
Stanley, and Daniel Rubin (Eds.). The
Energies of Consciousness: Explorations in Acupuncture, Auras and
Interface / Gordon and Breach Science Pub., New York, London, Paris,
The Evolutionary Energy in Man
[with psychological commentary by James Hillman].
Shambhala, Boston and
London, 1997 [originally published in 1967].
Krishna, Gopi. Higher
Consciousness: The Evolutionary Thrust of Kundalini.
Julian Press, New York, 1974.
Krishna, Gopi. The
Biological Basis of Religion and Genius.
Kundalini New Delhi: Research and Publication Trust, New Delhi,
Jiddu, and David Bohm. The Ending of Time.
HarperSanFrancisco, New York, 1985. [Bohm
and Krishanmurti, scientist and mystic enjoyed a collaborative and
rewarding friendship of many years, and in so doing, they were highly
instrumental contributors to the necessary bridging of the abyss between
science and spirituality. This particular book records dialogues
that grew out of the question, "Has humanity taken a wrong turn,
which has brought about endless division, conflict, and
destruction?" (Remarks from the back of the
... This leads to an exploration of the nature of humanity and a
person's relationship to society, and new insights on human thoughts,
death, awakening insight, cosmic order, and the problem of the
Krishnamurti and David Bohm probe such questions as: Is the
source of human conflict the individual's inability to face that fact
of what he or she actually is, psychologically, resulting in
the imposition of an illusory goal of what one must try to become?
Why has humanity made thought so important in every aspect of
life? Has technical and time-restricted thought been allowed to
slip over into more subtle areas of functioning, where it is
inappropriate? How does one cleanse the mind of the
'accumulation of time' and break 'the pattern of ego-centered
activity?' Can someone who has achieved self-transcendent
insight help free others from the world of illusion? Is it
possible that, through insight, the brain can renew itself, healing
the damage caused by years of wrong function?
The Ending of Time concludes by referring again to the wrong turn
humanity has taken. But this is not seen as something from which
there is no escape. There is an insistence that humankind can
change fundamentally; but this requires going from one's narrow and
particular interests toward the general, and ultimately moving still
deeper into that purity of compassion, love, and intelligence that
originates in the ground beyond thought, beyond time, even beyond
emptiness. This means giving one's mind, one's heart, one's
whole being, to the inquiry carried on through these discussions.]
Death Is of Vital
Importance: On Life, Death, and Life After Death. Station Hill
Press, Barrytown, NY, 1995.
Elisabeth, and Grip, Goran. The
Meaning of Suffering (Kubler-Ross in Person).
Through the use
of several poignant anecdotes, Dr. Ross tells of the death and dying of
small children, their wisdom and sanity, and the potentially positive
impact of their passing on those they leave behind. Dr. Ross also
describes a unique method for making contact with what is going on with
them and for helping them complete the drama of their lives with
consciousness and grace.]
Kübler-Ross, Elisabeth. Death:
The Final Stage of Growth. Prentice-Hall, Englewood
Cliffs, NJ, 1975.
Kübler-Ross, Elisabeth. On Children and Death.
Macmillan Publishing Co., New York, 1985.
Kübler-Ross, Elisabeth. On
Death and Dying.
(Reprint Edition) Scribner., New York, 1997.
Tart, Charles T.; with Monroe, Robert A.
Going Home. (several
media options) [use this abbreviated URL: