Stephen and Howard Rheingold.
Exploring the World of Lucid Dreaming.
Ballantine, New York, 1990.
George M. [Lamsa's version of the Old and
New Testaments / the Holy Bible. See next notation. Because
a very ancient form of Aramaic was the language he grew up speaking, and
because of the nature of his integrity that shines through all his
writings, many people much prefer his biblical interpretation to any
other, including PMH Atwater who recommends it highly.]
George M. Idioms in the Bible Explained
and A Key to the Original Gospels. HarperSanFrancisco,
NYC, 1931, 1985. [During pre-WWII times,
Lamsa grew up in a part of the world still steeped in the virtually
customs and Aramaic language familiar to Jesus' and those of his
time. Lamsa eventually learned, much to his dismay, how the idiom
of this culture had been badly misinterpreted, which had caused no small
measure of misunderstanding concerning both the Old and New
Testaments. This became his life work, to
provide translations that clarified and corrected many such mistaken
assumptions and distortions of these texts.]
M. Ecstasy in Secular and Religious Experiences.
Tarcher, Los Angeles,
Chaos Point: The World at the Crossroads. Hampton Roads, Charlottesville, VA, 2006.
and the Reenchantment of the Cosmos: The Rise of the Integral Vision of
Traditions/Bear&Co., Rochester, VT, 2006.
and the Akashic Field: An Integral Theory of Everything.
Inner Traditions/Bear&Co., Rochester, VT, 2004.
Timothy, and Sirius, R. U. Design
for Dying. HarperCollins Pub., NYC, 1997.
Politics of Ecstasy. Ronin Pub., Berkeley, CA,
1990 [first published in 1965].
Louis E. After
Death Communication: Final Farewells. Llewellen, St. Paul, MN, 1997.
A Field Guide to Nonphysical Reality for the Out-of-Body Traveler.
Hampton Roads, Charlottesville, VA, 2001.
Unanswered Question: Death, Near-Death, and the Afterlife.
Hampton Roads, Charlottesville, VA, 2002.
New York, 1972.
George, and Murphy, Michael. The
life We Are Given: A Long-Term Program for Realizing the Potential of
Body, Mind, Heart and Soul. Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam,
Michael. The Politics of Meaning:
Restoring Hope and Possibility in an Age of Cynicism.
[Quoted from Wikipedia, re: article about
Rabbi Lerner: "With his associate editor Peter Gabel, Lerner developed a "politics of meaning" to speak to the hunger for meaning that was characteristic of the thousands of people that Lerner and his colleagues were studying at the Institute for Labor and Mental Health. Tikkun was formed to educate the public about the findings of the Institute and to develop some of the implications of that work.
... In 1993*, First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton included the "politics of meaning" in her synthesis of political and social philosophy she was forming."
the discrepancy of dates? Not sure, could be this is not the
first edition published or it was already being expressed such as
through his famous magazine, Tikkun. See his website, www.Tikkun.org.]
Michael. Spirit Matters:
Global Healing and the Wisdom of the Soul.
?? , 2000. [A
continuation of the development of his ideas initiated in his book, The
Politics of Meaning.]
Michael. The Left Hand of God:
Taking Back Our Country from the Religious Right.
?? , 2006. [Further
development of his ideas initiated in his book, The Politics of
Michael. Surplus Powerlessness:
The Psychodynamics of Everyday Life and the Psychology of Individual and Social Transformation.
Michael. Healing Israel/Palestine:
A Path to Peace and Reconciliation.
2003] [Quoted from Wikipedia,
re: article about Rabbi Lerner: "In 2005 Lerner received the Gandhi, King, Ikeda Community Builders Prize from Morehouse College in Atlanta in recognition of his work in forging a "progressive middle path that is both pro-Israel and pro-Palestine" in
this book and in his writing in Tikkun magazine."]
toward the Mystery: A Seeker's Journey.
HarperSanFrancisco, New York, 2002.
Jacob. Light: Medicine of the
Future. Bear & Co., Santa Fe, NM, 1991. [A
quote from John Ott, one of the preeminent light pioneers of our age,
says, "Liberman combines what limited scientific data is now known
about this new, rapidly developing science of phototherapy with his many
years of personal experiences with his patients. The end results
From the back cover:
Light: Medicine of the Future challenges the modern myth
that the sun is dangerous to our well-being and claims that
technological advancements, such as most fluorescent lighting,
sunglasses, tanning lotions and our indoor lifestyles, may be more
harmful than helpful. Integrating scientific research, clinical
experience, and his own insights, Dr. Jacob Liberman has worked
effectively with more than 15,000 individuals, from the learning
disabled and physically / emotionally traumatized to business
executives and Olympic athletes. The book discusses the use of
light in the treatment of various cancers, depression, stress, visual
problems, PMS, sexual dysfunction, learning disabilities, and the
human immune system.]
Bernard [transl. by Jakob M. Cornelius]. Man
on the Threshold: The Challenge of Inner Development. Hawthorn Press, Stroud, UK,
1985. [A piercingly profound philosophical
and biographical treatise cherished by many Rudolf Steiner admirers and students.
This spiritual feast of a book speaks directly to the entelechy [one’s
deeply personal individuality or high Self] and is thus
Especially when Lievegoed introduces
Friedrich Wilhelm Hardenberg, aka Novalis, is the heart truly inflamed.
He tells the story of Hardenberg as a young man, about 22 years
old, who merely sees and falls instantly in love with a 12-year-old [!]
girl, and formally asks for her hand in marriage.
Her name was Sophie von Kuhn [circa 1794].
Lievegoed says, “It is not easy to get a good picture of her,
of this extraordinary being. What
is certain is that she made a deep impression on everybody who was
acquainted with her. All
describe her as a heavenly creature, an enchantingly innocent soul, who
in her gaze suggested great depth of soul.”
The shock of her death precipitated Hardenberg’s piercing of
the veils into the Eternal Vastnesses beyond this worldly life.
Sophie becomes, like Dante’s Beatrice, the sublime motivating
inspiration that focuses his life. Short
life also – he only lives 3-4 more years himself.
The author describes the poet Novalis’ [meaning ‘he who clears new land, and
sows’] “Hymns to the Night” as the "precipitate of the
process the poet experienced as a result of the death of his beloved.
He himself experienced the crossing of the threshold inwardly.
. . Clothed in the
language of German Romanticism, it is entirely pervaded by the
experience of how the night ‘lights up as our true homeland."]
Bernard. Developing Communities.
(Includes what appears to be two books-in-one or two major essays:
Forming Curative Communities
[translated by steve Briault], and Concerning
Organisations of the Spiritual Life [translated by Simon
Blaxand de Lange].) Hawthorn Press, Stroud, UK, (date?).
Bernard [transl. by Philip Mees]. Battle
for the Soul. Hawthorn Press, Stroud, UK, (date?).
C. Life Stories.
Press, New York, 1993.
Bruce H. The
Biology Of Belief: Unleashing The Power Of Consciousness, Matter And
Miracles. Hay House, Carlsbad, CA, New York, London,
Sydney, Johannesburg, Vancouver, Hong Kong, New Delhi, 2008 (revised).
[Okay, it's extraordinary! In no
small part defining the cutting edge of the "New
Biology." It is profound, funny, poignant, and absolutely
written for non-scientist readers and in a way that does not not assume
our intelligence. It's juicy and exciting to share his
journey! It's a most important work. I want to say THANK YOU
to Dr. Lipton and other scientists who see the crucial need to make
life-changing scientific breakthroughs, such as he discovered, lucidly
and meaningfully accessible to the rest of us. From the book
The Biology of Belief is a groundbreaking work in the field of
new biology. Author Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D., is a former medical
school professor and research scientist. His experiments, and
those of other leading-edge scientists, have examined in great detail
the mechanisms by which cells receive and process information.
The implications of this research radically change our understanding
of life. It shows that genes and DNA do not control our biology;
but instead, DNA is controlled by signals from outside the
cell, including the energetic messages emanating from our positive and
This profoundly hopeful synthesis of the latest and best research in
cell biology and quantum physics is being hailed as a major
breakthrough, showing that our bodies can be changed as we retrain our
One of the great joys of this revelatory work is that Dr. Lipton fully
"owns" his point of view, for example, as a passionate
advocate for bridge-building between science and spirituality. In
fact he wrote a whole chapter to this effect that is quite
provocative! He is similarly not shy, as a pioneer scientist even,
about expressing where
he sees Western science having gone awry. By the way, to read his
revelatory moment of discovery, is to know viscerally that for him this
was indeed a spiritual experience that had the impact of a powerful EHE.
That other-side-of-the-bridge transformation shines throughout the
book. And on that note I pass on one quote from his
In this book I will draw the proverbial line in the sand. On one
side of the line is a world defined by neo-Darwinism, which casts life
as an unending war among battling, biochemical robots. On the
other side of the line is the "New Biology," which casts
life as a cooperative journey among powerful individuals who can
program themselves to create joy-filled lives. When we cross
that line and truly understand the New Biology, we will no longer
fractiously debate the old of nurture and nature because we will
realize that the fully conscious mind trumps both nature and
nurture. And I believe we will also experience as profound a
paradigmatic change to humanity as when a round-world reality was
introduced to a flat-world civilization.]
Death and Finding Hope: A Guide to the Emotional and Spiritual
Care of the Dying. Doubleday, NYC and London, 1997.
James. Gaia: A New Look at Life on
Earth. [pub. info??] [Lovelock
and Lynn Margulis originated the Gaia Hypothesis.]
Mack, John E., MD.
Human Encounters With Aliens. Charles Scribner's
Sons, NY and also Maxwell Macmillan Canada, Ontario, 1994.
[NOTE: This book won a Pulitzer Prize.
That's no small feat, but in this case, it is all the more amazing
because of the subject, and therefore says all the more for the
courageous author, a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School
and of his work. This is the first book I read about the
subject of Ufology with a truly open mind. So glad I did!]
John E., MD. Passport
to the Cosmos: Human Transformation and Alien Encounters.
Three Rivers/Crown, NYC, 1999.
Dorothy. The Findhorn Garden Book.
Findhorn pub. ___?
Joanna R. Despair and Personal Power in the Nuclear Age.
[? ] 1983. [This
author's life of accomplishments is a most important work for our times,
what Dr. Macy calls "The Great Turning," and on this site has
sometimes been described using a Rudolf Steiner term, a "Turning
Point in Time." Start with these books and her website:
Macy, Joanna R., John Seed, Plat Fleming and Arne Naess. Thinking Like a Mountain: toward a Council of All Beings.
[? ] 1988. [See
other works above and below.]
Macy, Joanna R. and Molly Young Brown. Coming Back to Life: Practices to Reconnect our Lives, Our World.
[? ] 1998. [Guidebook to
The Work -- see books above. Also see Macy's website where this is
explained in depth, including an outline / table of contents for the
book. What follows comes from Dr. Macy's website, www.joannamacy.net:
Coming Back to Life (NSP 1998) provides both theory and step by step methods in the Work That Reconnects. Here is an overview.
Chapter 1. To Choose Life
This is the aim of the Work That Reconnects: help us take part in the epochal shift from the industrial growth society to a life-sustaining civilization. This Great Turning is happening now on many fronts. Its three main dimensions--(1) holding actions, to save lives and species; (2) alternative structures for a livable future; and (3) shift in consciousness, cognitive, perceptual, and spiritual--are all essential and mutually reinforcing.
Chapter 2. The Greatest Danger: Apatheia, the Deadening of Mind and Heart
Given the widespread suffering of our time, as well as the dangers confronting us, sorrow arises, and fear and anger. "Pain for our world" is a normal, healthy response; but cultural, political, and psychological factors lead us to repress this pain--at enormous cost. This repression, or psychic numbing, is dispelled through the Work That Reconnects.
Chapter 3. The Basic Miracle: Our True Nature and Power
Tremendous resources are at hand to guide and fuel our actions on behalf of life. These gifts of our time include the breakthroughs represented by living systems theory and deep ecology, as well as the resurgence of nondualistic spirituality. Each in its way helps us come to a new understanding of our power to take part in the self-healing of our world. These are the foundations of the Work That Reconnects.
Chapter 4. The Work that Reconnects
The goals and assumptions of this group work are presented here straightforwardly, then evoked in a mythic fashion with the Shambhala prophecy.
Chapter 5. Guiding Group Work
The work is best done in groups, where people can support, inspire, and learn from each other. The keys to effective facilitation of groups are offered. Guidance ranges from forming intention and dealing with heavy emotions, to the nuts and bolts of planning a workshop and sustaining its coherence and flow.
Chapter 6. Affirmation: Coming from Gratitude
This is the first stage of the group's work. Why is gratitude essential at the outset, as well as being implicit throughout the work? We discuss its primal role, and offer simple, brief ways for eliciting it.
Chapter 7. Despair Work: Owning and Honoring Our Pain for the World
This second and crucial stage is also the most politically subversive; here group members experience, express, and explore what mainstream culture persistently denies: our inner responses to the suffering in our world. Methods for despair work range from simple sentence completion exercises to ritual forms, like the Truth Mandala, which are structured to allow and contain intense emotion.
Chapter 8. The Shift: Seeing with New Eyes
The third stage of the work, described in chapters 9 and 10 as well, brings forward our radical interconnectedness, the source of our capacity to suffer with our world. Here new paradigm thinking plays an important role; so suggestions for presenting "brain food" to the group are offered, along with lively exercises like the Systems Game and quieter ones like Widening Circles.
Chapter 9. Deep Time: Reconnecting with Past and Future Generations
Our interconnectedness in the web of life extends through time as well as space. Deep Time work helps us break out of our culture's frenzied and atomizing experience of time, and reclaim a strong, conscious relationship with those who have gone before and those to come after us. Methods range from simple letter-writing to more complex processes, like Harvesting the Gifts of the Ancestors and the Double Circle with the seventh generation.
Chapter 10. The Council of All Beings: Rejoining the Natural World
It is also our birthright to enjoy an empowering kinship with other species. Deep ecology has long inspired the Work That Reconnects, and here we offer methods particularly designed to take us beyond the anthropocentrism of our culture and dramatize our embeddedness in the web of life. These include such favorites as the Council of All Beings and the Evolutionary Remembering.
Chapter 11. Going Forth
In this culminating stage of the work, group participants prepare to take the insights and motivation they have gained and apply them in their ongoing lives and home communities. They are helped to clarify the particular projects and roles they feel called to take on in the Great Turning, and also the ways they can continue to support each other after the workshop.
Chapter 12. Meditations for Coming Back to Life
One workshop, or even several, is insufficient to keep us anchored in the wider sense of identity with Earth and all beings, that we experienced there. From birth we have been conditioned by assumptions underlying the Industrial Growth Society. To decondition ourselves, we need ongoing practices--and these are available to us now from the many nondualistic spiritual traditions re-emerging in our time. Seven, found especially useful in the work, are given here in full. From the Web of Life to the Gaia Meditaion, and the Great Ball of Merit, they are suitable for shared practice at almost any stage of a workshop.]
Gitta [Transcriber; English rendition by Robert Hinshaw]. Talking
with Angels. Daimon Verlag, Einsiedeln,
Switzerland, 1988. [Such a heart-rending
treasure! On the back cover: "The true story of four
young Hungarians in search of inner meaning at a time of outer upheaval
-- the holocaust -- who encountered luminous forces that helped them
find new direction and hope in their shattered lives. These
forces, which came to be known as angels, accompanied them for
seventeen perilous months, until three of them met their deaths in Nazi
concentration camps. Only Gitta Mallasz survived to bring
their story and these remarkable dialogues to the world."]
Joel, and Romanowski, Patricia. Love Beyond Life: The Healing Power of
After-Death Communications. HarperCollins, New
Abraham H. Religions,
Values, and Peak Experiences. Penguin, NYC, 1994.
Abraham H. Toward
a Psychology of Being, 3rd Edition. Wiley, NYC,
Abraham H. The
Farther Reaches of Human Nature (An Esalen Book). Penguin,
Robert and Houston, Jean. Mind
Games: The Guide to Inner
& Noble Books,
New York, 1993 [originally published in 1972].
Meg, and Tschudin, Verena. Seeing
the Invisible. Arkana/Penguin, New York, 1990.
D. Power, Intimacy and the Life-Story.
Guilford, New York, 1985.
Karla. Emotional Genius:
Discovering the Deepest Language of the Soul.
Laughing Tree Press, Columbia, CA, 2001. [From
the back cover:
You an Emotional Genius? All of your emotions -- especially your
strongest and most difficult feelings -- are storehouses of unlimited
energy. For instance, your rage can give you superhuman
strength, your fear can save you from certain death, and your shame
and depression can bring you to a complete (and often necessary)
halt. Imagine what you could accomplish if -- instead of
repressing your emotions and losing your energy, or expressing them
haphazardly and losing your way -- you could marshal their energies
and use them to increase your awareness, heal your relationships and
address your deepest wounds. In her groundbreaking new work,
empath Karla McLaren leads you on a step-by-step journey out of
emotional confusion and suffering, and helps you discover your soul's
deepest language and your own innate Emotional Genius. (Publisher)
... Karla's disarmingly straightforward style and her ability to
clearly translate the ancient, nonverbal language of the emotions so
that the rest of us can understand it and eventually translate it for
ourselves has changed my life -- and the realizations and insights
just keep coming. Everyone I've given it to has been blown
away. This work is a miracle. (Jon Butcher --
Viewing Secrets: A Handbook. Hampton Roads,
Charlottesville, VA, 2000.
Consciousness, Time, and Space Through Remote Viewing.
Joseph. Remote Viewing Secrets:
Intention Experiment: Using Your Thoughts to Change Your Life and
HarperCollins, New York  and Great Britain . [From
"Lynne McTaggart has zeroed in on a wonderful collection of experiments and events that shatters our normal materialistic assumptions of time, space, and everything in between (if there is an in-between). It's as mind-bending as it's meant to be."-- William Arntz, producer, writer, and director of What the BLEEP Do We Know!? and author of What the BLEEP Do We Know!? - Discovering the Endless Possibilities For Altering Your Everyday Reality
"Very few books are able to transform information into inspiration--concepts into action--word into deed. The Intention Experiment does exactly that. In a style that is highly entertaining and accessible, McTaggart reminds us of an eternal truth too often overlooked: Each of us possesses the power of the Universe WITHIN. Now that is a transformational read!"-- Ward M. Powers, Filmmaker and Director, ONE: The Movie
"The Intention Experiment is an extraordinary advance in our understanding of consciousness as a field of all possibilities where intention orchestrates its own fulfillment. If you want to empower yourself and use the laws of intention to manifest your material reality, read this book." -- Deepak Chopra, author of Buddha: A Story of Enlightenment
The book you hold in your hands is revolutionary, a groundbreaking exploration of the science of intention. Drawing on the findings of leading scientists from around the world, The Intention Experiment demonstrates that thought is a thing that affects other things. It is also the first book to invite you, the reader, to take an active part in its original research.
Using cutting-edge research conducted at Princeton, MIT, Stanford, and many other prestigious universities and laboratories, The Intention Experiment reveals that the universe is connected by a vast quantum energy field. Thought generates its own palpable energy, which you can use to improve your life and, when harnessed together with an interconnected group, to change the world.
In The Intention Experiment, internationally best selling author Lynne McTaggart takes you on a gripping, mind-blowing journey to the furthest reaches of consciousness. As she narrates the exciting developments in the science of intention, she also profiles the colorful scientists and renowned pioneers who study the effects of focused group intention on scientifically quantifiable targets -- animal, plant, and human.
McTaggart offers a practical program to get in touch with your own thoughts, to increase the activity and strength of your intentions, and to begin achieving real change in your life. You are then invited to participate in an unprecedented experiment: Using The Intention Experiment website to coordinate your involvement and track results, you and other participants around the world will focus your power of intention on specific targets, giving you the opportunity to become a part of scientific history. A new Afterword by the author recounts the successes of the several Intention Experiments so far.
The Intention Experiment forces you to rethink what it is to be
human. It proves that we're connected to everyone and everything -- and that discovery demands that we pay better attention to our thoughts, intentions, and actions. Here's how you can.
Lynne. The Field: The Quest for the
Secret Force of the Universe. Quill / HarperCollins,
New York, 2003.
Meek, George W. After
We Die, What Then? Ariel Press, Columbus, OH, 1987.
Mother. Bringing Down the Light:
Journey of a Soul After Death [Paintings by Mother Meera].
Meeramma Publ., Ithaca, NY, 1990.
Mother. ANSWERS. Meeramma
Publ., Ithaca, NY, 1991. [From the
back cover of this priceless little book:
radically direct new path to the Divine, a path that uses the
transformative power of Divine Light itself, is presented here by
Mother Meera, one of several Incarnations of the Divine Mother on
Earth today. Because the world is in crisis, Mother Meera, one
of the most widely respected of these Avatars, offers this powerful
new path. working harmonically with any other way to the Divine,
this path is one in which the Light itself works to effect the
transformation and to change us, gently and protectively from within.
Meera, who talked about "going to various lights" from the age
of three, first gained wide interest while living at the Aurobindo
ashram. It's as if she is doing a continuation of their work of
"bringing down the Light" of what Sri Aurobindo and The Mother
[Mirra Alfassa] describe from their inner Experience as the original
Lewis, MD, PhD. Coyote Healing:
Miracles in Native Medicine. Bear & Co.,
Rochester, NY, 2003. [From the back
We all delight
inn reading about medical miracles. Dr. Lewis Mehl-Madrona, a
highly trained practitioner of integrative medicine [[MD]] and Native
American healing, gives us inspiring stories along with insightful
analyses of them so that we can apply their lessons to our own
lives. (Andrew Weil, MD, author of 8 Weeks to Optimum health)
Native American healers expect miracles and prepare in all ways
possible for them to occur. In modern medicine, miraculous
recoveries are discarded from studies as anomalous cases that will
taint the otherwise orderly results. Yet this small group of
"miracle" patients has everything to teach us about healing
Coyote Healing distills the common elements in miracle cures to help
people start their own healing journey. Looking at a hundred
cases of individuals who experienced miracle cures and examining the
energies, attributes, and teachings implicit within the Four
Directions and how they relate to body-mind healing, Dr. Mehl-Madrona
reveals that survivors found purpose and meaning in their
life-threatening illness; peaceful acceptance was key to their
healing. Coyote Healing also tells of another kind of miracle --
finding faith, hope, and serenity even when a cure seems
impossible. (the publisher)]
Lewis, MD, PhD. Coyote Medicine:
Lessons for Healing from Native America.
Firestone, NY, 1998.
(50th Anniv. Edition), 1999.
Thomas; Deignan, Kathleen (Ed.); Giuliani, John (Illustr.); (Foreward by
Thomas Berry). When
the Trees Say Nothing: Writings on Nature.
Sorin Books / Ave Maria Press, Notre Dame, IN, 2003.
D. Writing for Your Life.
Harper San Francisco, San Francisco,
Miracles: Understanding the Experience of Divine Intervention.
H. J. Kramer, Inc., Tiburon, CA, 1995.
Ceci. Sacred Visitations: Gifts of
Grace that Transform the Heart and Awaken the Soul.
Five Wisdoms Press, Seattle, WA, 2006.
Death: Mapping the Journey. Simon &
Schuster, New York, 1997.
of the Peaceful Warrior. H. J. Kramer, Inc.,
Tiburon, CA, 1980.
The Dreambody Near Death. Arkana/Penguin, London,
1989. [Coma left a haunting, yet
exciting imprint on me. Quote from back cover:
to live: This is a book about what happens to us when we are close
to death. And far from being the horrific experience many assume
it must be, coma can be a time of ecstasy, understanding and remarkable
transformation, preparing us for what lies ahead whether we live or
die. Using his celebrated process work with body signals and
dreams, Process oriented and Jungian analyst Arnold Mindell illustrates
how we can communicate with comatose individuals and reveals that they
are not 'vegetables', but very much alive -- like shamans or mythical
heroes venturing into unknown realms, returning with powerful messages
and prophetic insights. .."]
While Awake: Techniques for 24-Hour Lucid Dreaming.
Hampton Roads, Charlottesville, VA, 2000.
with the Dreaming Body. Routledge & Kegan Paul,
London and New York, 1985.
Arnold. Quantum Mind: The Edge
Between Physics and Psychology. Lao Tse Press,
Portland, OR, 2000.
Edgar D. Psychic Exploration, a Challenge for
Science. G. P. Putnam’s Sons, New York, 1976.
Janet Lee. Out-of-Body
Experiences: A Handbook. Ballantine Books,
New York, 1981.
Edgar D., and Williams, Dwight. The Way of the Explorer: An Apollo
Astronaut's Journey Through the Material and Mystical Worlds.
Putnam Adult, NYC, 1996.
Beyond Doubt. Hampton Roads, Charlottesville, VA,
Robert A. Ultimate
Journey. Doubleday, New York, 1994.
Robert A. Far
Journeys. Doubleday. New York, 1985.
Robert A. Journeys Out of the Body. Doubleday, New York,
Raymond A., Jr. The
Last Laugh: A New Philosophy of Near-Death Experiences,
Apparitions, and the Paranormal. Hampton Roads,
Charlottesville, VA, 1999. [Life After
Life, Dr. Moody's first and seminal book in which he coins the term
"near-death experience," is certainly one of the widest read
and most important books that initiated the field of Survival Studies
and a whole new world of insight about life and death. But if you
think that provocative tome opened your eyes, wait till you read this
one, which Dr. Moody considers to be a "required supplement"
to that first book.
In The Last Laugh, the author quotes Thomas Jefferson:
"In a republican nation,, whose citizens are to be led by reason
and persuasion and not by force, the art of reasoning becomes of first
importance." And he has an understandable and even courageous
bone to pick with many publishers, whom he feels sensationalize things
to the point of genuine abuse, of sincere authors and readers alike.
Dr. Moody remarks in his introduction,
This obligatory addendum to Life After Life consists of the
thoughts commercial publishers edited out of my works during a
twenty-year period. The truth is, in their pursuit of riches and
for the sake of sensationalism, publisher-editors hacked so much out
of what I wrote that for a long time I haven't recognized myself in
those books. The covers that publishers stamp with untruthful
exclamations like, "Scientific proof of life after death!"
are a constant headache and a continuing source of
embarrassment. Hype like that sells books, maybe, but it mangles
the credibility of the subject.
The publishers rake in the cash, and I'm the one left to answer to the
critics' objections -- the very objections I had anticipated and
resolved in the passages editors either altered or cut out of what I
wrote. You can know that publishers haven't tampered with these
words, thought, because with The Last Laugh, I'm taking my
Right off the bat, I'm taking the extraordinary measure of annexing
the entire contents of [The Last Laugh] into Life After Life.
Effectively immediately, The Last Laugh should be incorporated
into the earlier book for all serious purposes of reading, discussion,
or scholarship. I'll accept responsibility for Life After
Life only insofar as it is read and interpreted in the broader
context provided by this new, required supplement.
On the back
cover: ... Dr. Moody, the author of the groundbreaking book Life
After Life, first brought this fascinating phenomenon to public
attention years ago, hoping that it would receive scientific
scrutiny. Instead, to his dismay, he saw it misused by three
who assume that testimony and evidence are proof.
skeptics who assume that the reports are the product of fakery or
hallucinations caused by lack of oxygen.
fundamentalists and televangelists who assume it is all the work
of the devil.
In The Last Laugh, Dr. Moody employs wit and satire to analyze
these three camps. He maintains that each of the three has more
in common with show business than with science, and shows that, in any
case, science knows too little about the universe to know what's going
Raymond, Jr. Life
After Life. Bantam, New York, 1975. [Life
After Life is the classic that launched a whole new field, Survival
Studies, provided a cosmic heads up that was an unparalleled Awakening
for a whole culture, and contributed inconceivably to the breakdown of
the false divide between Western science and
spirituality. On the front cover:
The astounding bestseller that offers true experiences of those people
declared clinically "dead" .. descriptions so similar, so
vivid, so overwhelmingly positive that they may change mankind's view
of life, death and spiritual survival forever.
it has! What an accomplishment!]
Raymond [with Paul Perry]. Reunions: Visionary Encounters with
Departed Loved Ones. Villard, New York,
1993. [This is one of my personal
favorites! From the inside cover: ...
The first medical doctor to investigate the near-death experience and
establish its scientific legitimacy, Dr. Moody is unquestionably the
preeminent authority in his field. With Reunions, he goes
beyond his own watershed Life After Life to present a scientific study
of people who have contacted apparitions of the dead.
By experimenting with such phenomena as seeing apparitions in mirrors
and crystal and such techniques as using specially designed chambers
to prompt visions, Dr. Moody has achieved astonishing results in
calling forth the spirits of the dead, producing visionary encounters
in a laboratory setting.
In Reunions, he shares his remarkable findings with readers
everywhere and explores methods by which we, the living can commune
with departed family members, friends, and lovers. Grounding his
material in solid historical, anthropological, and literary data, Dr.
Moody relates convincing accounts of perceptual illusions, hypnogogic
states, entrancement, and spiritual elevation -- case studies that
will give pause even to skeptics.
Contacting departed loved ones is not only a deep-seated human desire,
but, Dr. Moody believes, also a fundamental part of the grieving and
healing process. In Reunions, he proves this universal
dream to be attainable reality, offering suggestions on how anyone can
use his techniques to create his or her own reunion with a departed
Whether a projection of our subconscious minds or a proof of life
after death, Dr. Moody's stunning findings promise to launch an entire
field of research and give comfort to people around the world.]
Creatively with Death: A Manual of Death Education and Simple
Burial. 14th Ed., Revised and Updated. Upper
Access, Hinesburg, VT, 2001.
Can See the Light. Stillpoint Publishing, Walpole,
Melvin, MD. Closer
to the Light. Ivy Books, New York, 1990.
Melvin, MD, with Paul Perry. Parting
Visions: Uses and Meanings of Pre-Death, Psychic, and Spiritual
Experiences. HarperCollins, NYC, 1994.
Melvin, MD, with Paul Perry. Transformed
by the Light: The Powerful Effect of Near-Death Experiences on
People's Lives. Ivy/Ballantine Books, NYC, 1992.
Melvin, MD, with Paul Perry. Where
God Lives: The Science of the Paranormal and How Our Brains are Linked
to the Universe. HarperSanFrancisco, NYC, 2001.
Michael. Praying a New Story.
Orbis, _____________?, 2004.
Dreaming: A Spiritual Path for Everyday Life. Three
Rivers Press/Crown Pub., NYC, 1996.
An Explorer's Guide to the Worlds of Soul, Imagination, and Life
Beyond Death. Three Rivers Press/Crown Pub., NYC,
Mother [aka Mirra Alfasa]. [See books by
A. K. The
Triumphant Spirit. DeVorss & Company, Marina
del Ray, CA, 1931, 1978. [This is another
one of those 'if I could have only 3 books, this would definitely be one
of them.' Such a treasure! One of my spiritual mentors from
years ago had herself been a longtime-student under the guidance of the
inimitable Paramahamsa Yogananda as well as this man, Akhoy Kumar
Mozumdar. She deeply respected both, but interestingly, she
said if she could have only picked one to work with, it would have been
Mozumdar! This compassionate and joyous person had a gift of
genius for rendering the most difficult spiritual / social issues into
elegant, practical simplicity. Another of his students has said
that Mozumdar [who, like a number of well-known Hindus, had a special
reverence for the Christ] had "that perfect transparency that is a
combination of what they say are the outstanding qualities of Gandhi,
humility and confidence -- humility in the outer and perfect confidence
in the inner." If I'm down or mired in my 'schtuff' like a fly
entangled in a spider web, immersing myself in Mozumdar's approachable
wisdom and glorious spirit, never fails to make my heart soar even while
it provides the perfect answer I need at the moment with whatever is
Robert. New Genesis: Shaping a
Global Spirituality. Doubleday, Garden City, NY,
1982. [For more than three decades, Robert
Muller performed a number of important duties integral to the shaping of
the United Nations and its work from its earliest decades, including as
Assistant Secretary General under Secretary General U Thant. He
was one of the early prophetic visionaries to recognize a global
humanitarian movement and its implications in the worldwide -- perhaps
we could say evolutionary -- development of humanity. From the
inside flap on the hardcover:
Robert Muller, who has been called the
philosopher of the United Nations and its prophet of hope, believes
the world can -- and will -- become a better place to live. His
many years at the United Nations have convinced him that there is a
growing movement, even in the seemingly endless conflict between
nations, toward a brotherhood of all peoples. He sees the
dawning of a global age.
Here is his blueprint for just that, a framework for an ever-evolving
humanity, reaching toward fulfillment and happiness, grounded in the
enlightened pragmatism of Teilhard de Chardin. He contends that
the nations of the world are, sometimes in spite of themselves,
overcoming their narrowness and working together for true peace and
respect among all peoples. He cites as proof of this emerging
pattern, world conferences on: disarmament, ecology, the aged
and the hungry, and the great distances we have come in perceiving the
international scope of these problems. Simply the existence of
the United Nations, as the first gathering place of representatives
from all countries, is heartening evidence that beneath the worst
jingoist bluster lie the natural impulses of fraternity and
understanding. He also appeals to the world's religions to
redouble their efforts to educate their followers to the true
birthright of us all -- the right to live in peace.]
Michael, and White, Rhea A.
In the Zone: Transcendent Experience in Sports.
NYC, 1978 and 1995.
Marvin, ed. The Gospel of Thomas:
The Hidden Sayings of Jesus. HarperSanFrancisco, New
York, 1992. [This man's works are highly
lauded by his professional peers, such as Elaine Pagels,
and other Nag Hammadi scholars. I have not
had the opportunity to read him yet, but he is definitely on my list!]
Barbara. Remembered Lives.
Press, Ann Arbor, MI, 1992.
Frederic W. H. Human
Personality and its Survival of Bodily Death, Volumes 1 and 2.
Longmans, Green and Co., New York, 1903 and 1954.
John G. Black
Elk Speaks. Washington Square Press, New York,
Power of Awareness. DeVorss Pub., Marina del Rey,
CA, 1952 [Revised by daughter, Victoria Goddard, 1992].
Seedtime and Harvest. DeVorss
Pub., Marina del Rey, CA, 1956.
S. [editor]. Shamanism: An
Alternate View of Reality.
Theosophical Publishing House, Wheaton, IL, 1987.
Namkhai [Translated by John Myrdhin Reynolds]. The Cycle of Day and Night.
Station Hill Press, Barrytown, NY, 1984.
Namkhai [Ed., Michael Katz]. Dream
Yoga and the Practice of Natural Light. Snow Lion
Press, Ithaca, New York, 1992.
Joan M. God's
Lovers in an Age of Anxiety: The Medieval English Mystics.
Orbis Books, Maryknoll, NY, 2001.
Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom. Cliff
Street/HarperCollins, NYC, 1997.
Judith. SECOND SIGHT.
Warner Books, New York, 1996. [From the
inside flap of the cover:
The car hurtled over the edge of the cliff. Trapped in it was
Judith Orloff, barely sixteen, plunging downward toward death.
Suddenly, she found herself in a long, luminous tunnel. Was she
alive or dead? It was as unsettling as the visions she'd had
For the first time Dr. Judith Orloff, a prominent psychiatrist and
psychic, tells her story in this compelling and revelatory book:
a study of one woman in exile between two worlds -- the psychic and
the everyday -- and her courageous battle to embrace the gift of ...
"Don't tell anyone about your predictions," her mother, a
respected Beverly Hills physician, had cautioned a young Judith.
"They'll think you're strange." For years she
complied, keeping to herself what she came to regard as a shameful
secret. Fearing there was something wrong with her, she fought
to repress her abilities until an ignored premonition of a patient's
suicide attempt at last gave her personal proof of the value and
integrity of her gift. Though tragic, this event helped her
realize that she could use this psychic ability as a powerful tool to
Of course, when a board-certified physician professes to have psychic
abilities that invaluably aid her work, she is as close to heresy as
you can come in Western culture. In mainstream medical circles,
claims of "clairvoyance, telepathy, or sixth sense" are
indications of mental disorder. SECOND SIGHT is thus the
remarkable story of Dr. Judith Orloff's journey from a gifted child,
alone with abilities she didn't understand, to an esteemed
psychiatrist and psychic who dares to defy medical taboos. By
publicly expressing her clairvoyance, she has taken the risk of being
a forerunner of a new millennium to patient care.
SECOND SIGHT also reveals the rigorous disciplines Dr. Orloff has
developed to verify her unorthodox approach and shares poignant case
histories of patients who have been help4ed through psychic means.
All of us, Dr. Orloff shows, are born with psychic abilities, and with
this groundbreaking book, you'll soon learn how to recognize the
psychic experiences in your everyday life, awaken your own
clairvoyance with special psychic exercises, interpret your dreams,
and clarify your spiritual beliefs.
Inspiring, liberating, and controversial, SECOND SIGHT will challenge
you to reexamine your assumptions about the parameters of the human
mind ... and your own wondrous potential.]
Karlis, and Erlendur Haraldsson. At
the Hour of Death, Third Edition. Hastings House,
Norwalk, CT, 1997.