Recommendations For Further Exploration
Check out these awesome resources that have either played prominent roles in our own journey, or we think would be great for you to check out.
Some of our favorite resources in no particular order:
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by Leigh Brasington
"This is a practical, accessible, and demystifying look at the states of deep concentration described in the suttas of the Pali Canon. This book gives pragmatic, achievable instructions for entering these jhanic states and provides an expert look at the theory, history, and presentation of the jhānas in the original suttas."
Insight Meditation Teacher + MahaSati Instructor
"As a teacher, Heather’s style is warm and practical. Her general emphasis is for embodiment (to balance out the ‘over-headiness’ of our general culture) including strong heartfulness in practice. She carries an interesting combination of supporting a ‘less is more’ easeful style of practice and a passionate ‘no holds barred’ attitude about awakening."
by Leigh Brasington
"An accessible and demystifying look at Dependent Origination and Emptiness as described in the suttas of the Pāli Canon and in Nagarjuna's Mūlamadhyamaka-kārikā."
by Joseph Goldstein
"The mind contains the seeds of its own awakening―seeds that we can cultivate to bring forth the fruits of a life lived consciously. With Mindfulness, Joseph Goldstein shares the wisdom of his four decades of teaching and practice in a book that will serve as a lifelong companion for anyone committed to mindful living and the realization of inner freedom."
by Amy Schmidt
"This biography of one of the few women in her generation to devote herself entirely to the pursuit of meditation also includes Dipa Ma’s spiritual teachings, which have made her a major figure in contemporary Buddhism."
Spirituality & Out of Body Experiences
by Thomas Campbell
"Based upon careful scientific research and logical deduction, this is a trilogy for all who have an interest in the nature of the reality in which they exist. My Big TOE is not only about scientific theory, function, and process – a discovery of Big Picture science – but also speaks to each individual reader about his or her innate capabilities. Readers will learn how to evolve their human potential far beyond the limitations of the physical universe."
by Suzanne Giesemann
"Wolf’s Message is a masterpiece of intrigue. If you have ever wanted to read a book that validates immortality and communication with loved ones who have passed on, then read this book. It is an authentic portal to the other side." -Caroline Myss
by Frederick Aardema
"Throughout the book, the author seamlessly weaves in his own travels into different fields of consciousness, including experiences in the personal field, where he is confronted with the constructs of his own psyche, as well as visitations to collective and archetypal fields of consciousness that appear to have an independent existence beyond the eye of the beholder."
by William Buhlman
"In Adventures Beyond the Body, William Buhlman recounts his fascinating experiences with astral travel, connects this phenomenon with current cosmological theories, and suggests that we all have the capability to travel to parallel universes."
by Robert Monroe
"Robert Monroe, a Virginia businessman, began to have experiences that drastically altered his life. Unpredictably, and without his willing it, Monroe found himself leaving his physical body to travel via a "second body" to locales far removed from the physical and spiritual realities of his life. He was inhabiting a place unbound by time or death."
by Frank Kepple
"Frank Kepple’s posts on the Astral Pulse forums are a valuable resource for those serious about exploring their inner worlds and gaining control over their dreams.
The posts span several years and, when read in sequence, provide a transcript of Frank’s progress towards a mastery of lucid dreaming."
Therapy & Healing the Past
by Melody Beattie
"Melody Beattie’s compassionate and insightful look into codependency – the concept of losing oneself in the name of helping another – has helped millions of readers understand that they are powerless to change anyone but themselves and that caring for the self is where healing begins."
by Wendy T. Behary, LCSW
"Disarming the Narcissist will show you how to move past the narcissist's defenses using compassionate, empathetic communication. You'll learn how narcissists view the world, how to navigate their coping styles, and why, oftentimes, it's sad and lonely being a narcissist. By learning to anticipate and avoid certain hot-button issues, you'll be able to relate to narcissists without triggering aggression. By validating some common narcissistic concerns, you'll also find out how to be heard in conversation with a narcissist."
by Peter A. Levine, Ph.D.
"In Healing Trauma, Dr. Levine gives you the personal how-to guide to develop body awareness to 'renegotiate' and heal traumas by 'revisiting' them rather than reliving them; emergency 'first-aid' measures for times of distress; and nature's lessons for uncovering the physiological roots of your emotions."