The Art of Loving, Erich Fromm
– the most profoundly influential book I ever read – visionary
and vision inducing. A book to restore belief in every heart, mind, and
A Fish in the Sea
is Not Thirsty, Kabir, translated by Robert Bly – a profound collection
of poetic Self wisdom.
The Passion of the
Western Mind, Richard Tarnas – a brilliant dissertation on humanity’s
journey to the threshold of the feminine!
The Turbulent Mirror,
Briggs & Peat – well-written to the very depths of the new science
Ecstasy: A Way of
Knowing, Andrew Greely – open to Beauty, as a way of knowing.
Chaos: the Making
of a New Science, James Gleick – a great overview and history of
The Hand of Poetry:
Five Mystic Poets of Persia, translated by Coleman Barks – the mystery’s
Varieties of Religious
Experience, William James – find that others have experienced what
The Divided Self,
R.D. Laing – early-postmodern insight into an age-old problem.
The Structure of Scientific
Revolutions, Thomas Kuhn – just when you thought it was safe to go
back in the water, and that you knew science – so much for the scientific
pillars of “description, prediction, and control!”
The Tao Te Ching,
Lao Tzu, translated by Gia-Fu Feng and Jane English – feel the mystery
of the Tao.
The Presence of the
Past: Morphic Resonance and the Habits of Nature, Rupert Seldrake –
how consciousness structures subtle energy to in turn shape the body/mind
and the material.
Richard Gerber – more on subtle energy and how it shapes the body/mind.
and Buddhist: The Eastern and Western Way, D.T. Suzuki – a brilliant
synthesis of where two seemingly-opposing traditions meet, by someone who’s
“been there and back again.”
Zen and Psychoanalysis,
Suzuki, Fromm and DeMartino – finer points on the final analysis.
The Courage to Be,
Paul Tillich – beyond the religious or scientific, on to the personal!
Ageless, Suzanne Sommers - a "must read" on bioidentical hormone
replacement therapy for men and women.