What could be better than a great alternative spirituality book that’s also free? Not much. Not much at all. But if you’ve ever done a Google search for “free spiritual ebook” or “free alternative spirituality ebook,” you know it’s not that easy. There are thousands and thousands of these volumes online, some from ages ago and some published just last week. Where do you start?
My advice: Start with the classics. Not just any of the classics, though; the ones that have received wide appreciation. Then take my advice (and the advice of others) on the modern stuff.
I chose these books because they inspired me deeply, changed me for the better, and helped me find greater inner peace. Let me know what else is out there that deserves to be here and I will gratefully update this list.
Best Free Alternative Spirituality Ebooks is an ongoing project. Check back here or subscribe on the right for updates.
I love buying books for myself. Like, a lot. But guess what? I love buying them for my kids even more.
Unfortunately, when it comes to the topic of alternative spirituality, children’s books are relatively rare. Here’s a list of those I’ve discovered so far. Please let me know of others you discover and fall in love with.
Best Alternative Spirituality Books for Children:
Sara, Book 1: Sara Learns the Secret About the Law of Attraction, Esther Hicks and Jerry Hicks Sara, Book 2: Solomon’s Fine Featherless Friend, Esther Hicks Sara, Book 3: A Talking Owl is Worth a Thousand Words!, Esther Hicks Sara and the Foreverness of Friends of a Feather, Esther Hicks and Jerry Hicks Om Baby, Child of the Universe, Schamet Horsfield Sitting Still Like a Frog: Mindfulness Exercises for Kids (and Their Parents), Eline Snel Milton’s Secret, Eckhart Tolle Emir’s Education in the Proper Use of Magical Powers, Jane Roberts New Thought Children Stories, Christopher Morley Emma & Mommy Talk to God, Marianne Williamson I Am, Wayne Dyer and Kristina Tracy Incredible You!, Wayne Dyer and Kristina Tracy It’s Not What You’ve Got!, Wayne Dyer and Kristina Tracy No Excuses!, Wayne Dyer and Kristina Tracy Unstoppable Me!, Wayne Dyer and Kristina Tracy Tiger-Tiger, Is It True?: Four Questions to Make You Smile Again, Byron Katie and Hans Wilhelm The Four Questions: For Henny Penny and Anybody with Stressful Thoughts, Byron Katie and Hans Wilhelm Santa’s God: A Children’s Fable About the Biggest Question Ever,Neale Donald Walsch All the World, Liz Garton Scanlon Oh, The Places You’ll Go!, Dr. Seuss
I love a heartfelt, person-to-person alternative spirituality blog. And of course, I love to hear different perspectives on spirituality–not just articles, but real opinions. These bloggers deliver on all these points. Hope you like them, too.
He’s not just spiritual. He’s creative. And his whole mission in life is to inspire you to be more creative, too–to make your dreams into goals, and goals into achievements. (Oh, and he’s a really good writer.)
What a duo these two are. And their message is really exceptional. Their blog could use a little more TLC, but I like keeping their work in my thoughts and learning about what they’re up to. And if you haven’t yet seen a Matt Kahn YouTube video, well, you may not yet truly be living. His videos are his real blog.
Spirituality, science, philosophy–always a great combination. This is a blog for people who like to keep up on the latest research in spiritual practice, particularly Buddhist practices and meditation.
Pavlina is a channel who writes about reincarnation, divination, omens and the like, bringing some common sense to her uncommon ability. Here’s a sample of her direct writing style:
“Let’s say you’re some bloke named Oliver Queen and you die, are you still Oliver Queen on the other side, like forever? Or do you become someone else? Something else?
People ask me variations of this question a lot …”
Other Top Alternative Spirituality Blogs:
Maybe these aren’t so much blogs as just websites with a bunch of good content. Either way, they merit attention, for obvious reasons. (Namely, that they have a huge following and promote authors who have changed the world.)
What could be better than reading direct revelations from the other side? Not much, as it turns out. Channeled books give us something we get nowhere else: crazy-sounding rants from spiritual beings who for various reasons haven’t quite perfected their English grammar.
Oh, and some unique, life-changing firsthand insights, too.
For these reasons, Best Channeled Books is a book category that’s close to my heart, as it may be to yours. I chose the books in the first section because they inspired me deeply, changed me for the better and helped me find greater inner peace. The second section features all of the other channeled books I’ve come across but may not have read yet. Let me know what I’ve missed and I will update this list and likely promptly devour.
Best Channeled Books is part of a larger project, a curriculum I’m writing called Books I Want My Kids to Read Someday. Like this list, it’s an ongoing, possibly unending, project. Check back here or subscribe on the right for updates.
Friendship with God, Neale Donald Walsch
Communion with God, Neale Donald Walsch The New Revelations, Neale Donald Walsch Tomorrow’s God: Our Greatest Spiritual Challenge,Neale Donald Walsch Home with God, Neale Donald Walsch
Neale Donald Walsch Books That Aren’t Channeled:
Conversations with God – Guidebook, Book 1, Nancy Ways Conversations with God – Guidebook, Book 2, Anne-Marie Barbier Conversations with God – Guidebook, Book 3, Alissa Goefron The Conversations with God Companion: The Essential Tool for Individual and Group Study,Neale Donald Walsch Conversations with God for Teens,Neale Donald Walsch Conversations with God for Teens Guidebook,Neale Donald Walsch Conversations With God for Parents: Sharing the Messages with Children,Neale Donald Walsch Meditations from Conversations With God,Neale Donald Walsch Meditations from Conversations With God: Book 1,Neale Donald Walsch Meditations from Conversations With God, Book 2: A Personal Journal,Neale Donald Walsch Questions and Answers on Conversations With God,Neale Donald Walsch The Wedding Vows from Conversations With God,Neale Donald Walsch and Nancy Fleming-Walsch Neale Donald Walsch on Relationships,Neale Donald Walsch Neale Donald Walsch on Holistic Living,Neale Donald Walsch Neale Donald Walsch on Abundance and Right Livelihood,Neale Donald Walsch Applications for Living from Conversations With God (compilation of three books; Relationships, Holistic Living, and Abundance and Right Livelihood),Neale Donald Walsch Bringers of the Light,Neale Donald Walsch Recreating Your Self,Neale Donald Walsch Moments of Grace: When God Touches Our Lives Unexpectedly, Neale Donald Walsch Part of the Change: Your Role As A Spiritual Helper,Neale Donald Walsch Happier Than God: Turn Ordinary Life into an Extraordinary Experience,Neale Donald Walsch When Everything Changes, Change Everything: In a Time of Turmoil, a Pathway to Peace,Neale Donald Walsch The Little Book of Life: A User’s Manual,Neale Donald Walsch The Mother of Invention: The Legacy of Barbara Marx Hubbard and the Future of YOU,Neale Donald Walsch When God Steps In, Miracles Happen,Neale Donald Walsch The Storm Before the Calm,Neale Donald Walsch What God Wants: A Compelling Answer to Humanity’s Biggest Question, Neale Donald Walsch The Only Thing That Matters,Neale Donald Walsch What God Said,Neale Donald Walsch God’s Message To The World: You’ve Got Me All Wrong,Neale Donald Walsch Conversations with God: The Making of the Movie, Monty Jones with Neale Donald Walsch Re-Minder Cards: Conversations With God, Book 1,Neale Donald Walsch
Esther Hicks, Jerry Hicks and Abraham:
Money, and the Law of Attraction: Learning to Attract Wealth, Health, and Happiness, Esther Hicks, Jerry Hicks and Abraham The Vortex: Where the Law of Attraction Assembles All Cooperative Relationships, Esther Hicks, Jerry Hicks and Abraham
The Amazing Power of Deliberate Intent: Living the Art of Allowing, Esther Hicks, Jerry Hicks and Abraham The Teachings of Abraham: The Master Course CD Program, 11-CD set, Esther Hicks, Jerry Hicks and Abraham Getting Into The Vortex: Guided Meditations CD and User Guide, Esther Hicks, Jerry Hicks and Abraham The Astonishing Power of Emotions: Let Your Feelings Be Your Guide, Esther Hicks, Jerry Hicks and Abraham A New Beginning I: Handbook for Joyous Survival, Esther Hicks, Jerry Hicks and Abraham A New Beginning II: A Personal Handbook to Enhance Your Life, Liberty and Pursuit of Happiness,Esther Hicks, Jerry Hicks and Abraham
Jane Roberts and Seth:
The Nature of Personal Reality, Jane Roberts and Seth The Seth Material, Jane Roberts The “Unknown” Reality, Volume One, Jane Roberts and Seth The “Unknown” Reality, Volume Two, Jane Roberts and Seth The Nature of the Psyche: Its Human Expression, Jane Roberts and Seth Dreams, Evolution and Value Fulfillment, Volume One, Jane Roberts and Seth Dreams, Evolution and Value Fulfillment, Volume Two, Jane Roberts and Seth A Seth Reader, Jane Roberts The Early Sessions (Sessions 1 through 510 of the Seth Material), Jane Roberts The Personal Sessions, Jane Roberts The Early Class Sessions, Jane Roberts Seth, Dreams and Projection of Consciousness, Jane Roberts
Jane Roberts Books That Aren’t Channeled:
How To Develop Your ESP Power/ The Coming of Seth, Jane Roberts Adventures in Consciousness: An Introduction to Aspect Psychology, Jane Roberts Dialogues of the Soul and Mortal Self in Time, Jane Roberts Psychic Politics: An Aspect Psychology Book, Jane Roberts The Individual and the Nature of Mass Events, Jane Roberts The Oversoul Seven Trilogy, Jane Roberts The God of Jane: A Psychic Manifesto, Jane Roberts If We Live Again, Or, Public Magic and Private Love, Jane Roberts
Lee Carroll and Kryon:
The End Times: New Information for Personal Peace, Kryon Book One, Lee Carroll and Kryon
Don’t Think Like a Human: Channelled Answers to Basic Questions, Kryon Book Two, Lee Carroll and Kryon Alchemy of the Human Spirit: A Guide to Human Transition into the New Age, Kryon Book Three, Lee Carroll and Kryon The Parables of Kryon, Kryon Book Four, Lee Carroll and Kryon The Journey Home, Kryon Book Five, Lee Carroll and Kryon Partnering with God: Practical Information for the New Millennium, Kryon Book Six, Lee Carroll and Kryon Letters from Home: Loving Messages from the Family, Kryon Book Seven, Lee Carroll and Kryon Passing The Marker: Understanding the New Millennium Energy, Kryon Book Eight, Lee Carroll and Kryon
The New Beginning: 2002 and Beyond, Kryon Book Nine, Lee Carroll and Kryon Lifting the Veil: The New Energy Apolcalypse, Kryon Book Eleven, Lee Carroll and Kryon The Twelve Layers of DNA: An Esoteric Study of the Mastery Within, Kryon Book Twelve, Lee Carroll and Kryon The Recalibration of Humanity: 2013 and Beyond, Kryon Book Thirteen, Lee Carroll and Kryon
Lee Carroll Books That Aren’t Channeled:
The Indigo Children: The New Kids Have Arrived, Lee Carroll Indigo Celebration: More Messages, Stories, and Insights from the Indigo Children, Lee Carroll The Indigo Children Ten Years Later: What’s Happening with the Indigo Teenagers!, Lee Carroll and Jan Tober
Geoffrey Hoppe and Tobias:
The Creator Series, Geoffrey Hoppe and Tobias Live Your Divinity, Geoffrey Hoppe and Tobias Journey of the Angels, Geoffrey Hoppe and Tobias Masters in the New Energy, Geoffrey Hoppe and Tobias Act of Consciousness, Geoffrey Hoppe and Tobias Crimson Circle Library (video, audio and text), Geoffrey Hoppe and Tobias The Tobias Materials: The Creator Series – New Tools for Our New Spiritual Journey, Geoffrey Hoppe and Tobias Masters in the New Energy, Geoffrey Hoppe and Tobias A Letter to Awakening Humans, Geoffrey Hoppe and Tobias Call to Awaken (Audio CD), Geoffrey Hoppe and Tobias Opening into Consciousness – A Guided Experience (Audio CD), Geoffrey Hoppe and Tobias The Twelve Signs of Your Awakening Divinity, Geoffrey Hoppe and Tobias Journey of the Angels: The Tobias Materials, Geoffrey Hoppe, Tobias and Linda Benyo
Other Recommended Channeled Books and Channels:
A Course in Miracles, Helen Shucman The Great Human Potential: Walking in One’s Own Light, Wendy Kennedy
Darryl Anka and Bashar A Vision, W.B. Yeats The Great Shift: Co-Creating a New World for 2012 and Beyond, Martine Vallee The Secret of Effortless Doing: Be . . . And It Will Be, Ronny and Zach Sivan Oahspe Bible, John Ballou Newbrough The Cosmic Tradition, Max Theon and Alma Theon Book of the Law, Aleister Crowley Toward the Light, Johanne Agerskov Arten and Pursah Channelings, Gary Renard The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ, Levi H. Dowling The Urantia Book George Van Tassel
Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
James Van Praagh
Lately I’ve been noticing that the term “spiritual enlightenment” has lost some of its exclusivity. People–friends of mine, and a few authors I’ve read–define it in a multitude of ways: peace. Calm. Positivity. Joy: smiling joy, constant joy, childlike, carefree joy.
Right now, I like this definition: happiness.
Isn’t that the best definition of spiritual enlightenment there is? It’s not knowing God; as I am part of God, I already know her. It’s not something you do; doing is not ultimately important in this life. It’s not having the ability to meditate for hours on end, though clarity of thought is a very wonderful thing.
It’s just happiness.
Happiness is the truth of life, and happiness is enlightenment.
And when you put it that way, suddenly enlightenment feels much more attainable; I know I can get it because, after all, I’ve gotten it before—a little.
Even recently I’ve gotten it. As I have tried to discipline myself to think positively on a continual basis, especially regarding my body, I have felt the happiness that I desire to feel all the time to some (heretofore small) degree.
Still reading Conversations With God, Part Three, and still loving it. Today read a passage in which the God character discusses people who’ve had near-death experiences. He says that even though these experiences are incredibly powerful and life-changing (like the spiritual awakenings that many of the rest of us have had, only much more extreme), after a time the person usually forgets what they’ve learned.
“Is there a way to keep remembering?” Walsch’s character asks God.
God replies that there is. He says that we must remember that the world we see around us is really an illusion, and that instead of acting based on what we see and experience here and now we must act according to what we know is really true, in the world beyond this temporary physical place. Because in the world of the spirit, everything is perfect, everything is beautiful, everything is right, and there is no sin, and no pain, and no fear and no struggle, nor will there ever be.
And that is of course my true goal in life, my challenge—the challenge not just of losing weight, but of achieving enlightenment, and of finally being truly, deeply happy. Not just fulfilled—not just pretty happy.
But really, really, truly, smiling, singing, spreading-it-around, happy.
I have never experienced this feeling on a continual basis, but I have gotten glimpses of it—recently quite a few, actually. I’ve known what it’s like to be able to hold on to my understanding that it is all much bigger than this visible world, with its longing, its pain, its perceived desire—even one as huge and consuming as the desire to be thin—and that it is all truly well with my soul, and with the world, and it always would really be.
Okay, so these aren’t the expected choices. They’re not all classics or best sellers, or even the most substantial, information-heavy works. But I stand by my selections in this list. They’re the alternative spirituality books I liked the most. The most inspiring, the most fun to read–and the ones that helped me the most, too.
Best of the Best: My Favorite Alternative Spirituality Books of All is an ongoing project. Check back here or subscribe on the right for updates.
Every day, science is merging with spirituality in new and fascinating ways. The fields of quantum physics, neuroscience, positive psychology and many more are offering us some of the most coffee shop conversation-worthy stories out there.
When you’re in the mood to expand your scientific knowledge (to impress a date, maybe?); to learn more about various super practical, scientifically researched spiritual practices; or simply to become a smarter, more well-rounded person, flip through one or more of these awesome works. There’s so much nerdy fun in their pages. And remember: the more heavy stuff you read, the lighter the next heavy stuff gets. Kinda funny how that works, but it does.
I chose the books in the first section because they inspired me deeply, changed me for the better and helped me find greater inner peace. The second section features many of the other scientific spiritual books that come with a halfway decent recommendation of some kind, either from a friend or online.
If you come across another book that deserves to be here, do let me know.
Best Scientific Spiritual Books is part of a larger project, a curriculum I’m writing called Books I Want My Kids to Read Someday. Like this list, it’s an ongoing, possibly unending, project. Check back here or subscribe on the right for updates.
You Are the Placebo: Making Your Mind Matter, Joe Dispenza
Evolve Your Brain: The Science of Changing Your Mind, Joe Dispenza The Honeymoon Effect: The Science of Creating Heaven on Earth, Bruce Lipton The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter, & Miracles, Bruce Lipton The Wisdom of Your Cells: How Your Beliefs Control Your Biology, Bruce Lipton Spontaneous Evolution: Our Positive Future and a Way to Get There from Here, Bruce Lipton and Steve Bhaerman The Spiritual Brain: Science and Religious Experience, Andrew Newberg Why God Won’t Go Away: Brain Science and the Biology of Belief, Andrew B. Newberg Why We Believe What We Believe: Our Biological Need for Meaning, Spirituality, and Truth, Andrew B. Newberg and Mark Robert Waldman Words Can Change Your Brain: 12 Conversation Strategies to Build Trust, Resolve Conflict, and Increase Intimacy, Andrew B. Newberg and Mark Robert Waldman The Mystical Mind: Probing the Biology of Religious Experience, Andrew B. Newberg and Eugene G.d’Aquili The Immortal Mind: Science and the Continuity of Consciousness Beyond the Brain, Ervin Laszlo and Anthony Peake Return to the Brain of Eden: Restoring the Connection between Neurochemistry and Consciousness, Tony Wright and Graham Gynn The Quantum Doctor: A Quantum Physicist Explains the Healing Power of Integrative Medicine, Amit Goswami Secrets of Your Cells: Discovering Your Body’s Inner Intelligence, Sondra Barret The Physics of Angels: Exploring the Realm Where Science and Spirit Meet, Rupert Sheldrake and Matthew Fox Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself, Lissa Rankin M.D. One Mind: How Our Individual Mind Is Part of a Greater Consciousness and Why It Matters, Larry Dossey The Turning Point: Creating Resilience in a Time of Extremes, Gregg Braden The God Code: The Secret of our Past, the Promise of our Future, Gregg Braden The Spontaneous Healing of Belief: Shattering the Paradigm of False Limits, Gregg Braden The Divine Matrix: Bridging Time, Space, Miracles, and Belief, Gregg Braden How Your Mind Can Heal Your Body, David R. Hamilton
Generally speaking, reading about meditation is much less helpful than just practicing meditation. Maybe that’s why I haven’t read as many books on this spirituality subcategory as I would like to have done.
Yeah. That must be the reason.
In any case. We all need at least a few on our spirituality bookshelf; after all, meditation is a requirement for life these days. Or at least a requirement for “being spiritual.”
And hey–there is good reason for that. First, meditation actually is as awesome as they say it is. Second, and more important: mediation isn’t just one thing. For me and many other alternative spirituality types, meditation is, well, pretty much whatever we say it is. You could walk a dog and call it a dog walking meditation; I do.
Best Meditation Books is part of a larger project called Books I Want My Kids to Read Someday. Like this list, it’s an ongoing, possibly unending, project. Check back or subscribe on the right for updates.
So many books on this topic–just so, so many. In future, I’ll add to this list extensively. For now, for the sake of space, I’m including just the stuff I’ve read, plus other stuff by these same authors.
Always Maintain a Joyful Mind And Other Lojong Teachings on Awakening Compassion and Fearlessness, Pema Chodron Awakening Loving-Kindness, Pema Chodron Comfortable With Uncertainty: 108 Teachings, Pema Chodron Don’t Bite the Hook: Finding Freedom From Anger and Other Destructive Emotions, Pema Chodron Hooked! Buddhist Writings on Greed, Desire, and the Urge to Consume, Pema Chodron Living Beautifully With Uncertainty and Change, Pema Chodron No Time to Lose: A Timely Guide to the Way of the Bodhisattva, Pema Chodron Start Where You Are: A Guide to Compassionate Living, Pema Chodron Taking the Leap: Freeing Ourselves From Old Habits and Fears, Pema Chodron The Places That Scare You: A Guide To Fearlessness, Pema Chodron The Pocket Pema Chodron, Pema Chodron This Moment is the Perfect Teacher: 10 Buddhist Teachings on Cultivating Inner Strength and Compassion, Pema Chodron Tonglen: The Path of Transformation, Pema Chodron Awakening Compassion: Meditation Practice for Difficult Times, Pema Chodron Awakening Love: Teachings and Practices to Cultivate a Limitless Heart, Pema Chodron Bodhisattva Mind: Teachings to Cultivate Courage and Awareness in the Midst of Suffering, Pema Chodron Coming Closer to Ourselves: Making Everything the Path of Awakening, Pema Chodron Fully Alive: A Retreat with Pema Chödrön on Living Beautifully With Uncertainty and Change, Pema Chodron From Fear to Fearlessness: Teachings on the Four Great Catalysts of Awakening, Pema Chodron Getting Unstuck: Breaking Your Habitual Patterns and Encountering Naked Reality, Pema Chodron Giving Our Best: A Retreat With Pema Chödrön on Practicing the Way of the Bodhisattva, Pema Chodron Good Medicine: How to Turn Pain Into Compassion With Tonglen Meditation, Pema Chodron How to Meditate: A Practical Guide to Making Friends With Your Mind, Pema Chodron In Conversation: On the Meaning of Suffering and the Mystery of Joy, Pema Chodron Karma: Finding Freedom in This Moment, Pema Chodron Natural Awareness: Guided Meditations and Teachings for Welcoming All Experience, Pema Chodron No Time to Lose: A Timely Guide to the Way of the Bodhisattva, Pema Chodron Noble Heart: A Self-Guided Retreat on Befriending Your Obstacles, Pema Chodron Practicing Peace in Times of War, Pema Chodron Pure Meditation: The Tibetan Buddhist Practice Of Inner Peace, Pema Chodron Smile at Fear: A Retreat with Pema Chödrön on Discovering Your Radiant Self-Confidence, Pema Chodron The Pema Chödrön Collection, Pema Chodron The Three Commitments: Walking the Path of Liberation, Pema Chodron The Truth of Our Existence: Four Teachings from the Buddha to Illuminate Your Life, Pema Chodron True Happiness, Pema Chodron Unconditional Confidence For Meeting Any Experience With Trust and Courage, Pema Chodron Walking the Walk: Putting the Teachings Into Practice When it Matters Most, Pema Chodron When Pain is the Doorway: Awakening in the Most Difficult Circumstances, Pema Chodron
The Power of Meditation and Prayer, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Sogyal Rinpoche, Larry Dossey, and Michael Toms Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life, Jon Kabat-Zinn Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting, Jon Kabat-Zinn and Myla Kabat-Zinn Mindfulness Meditation for Everyday Life, Jon Kabat-Zinn Coming to Our Senses: Healing Ourselves and the World Through Mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn The Mindful Way Through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness, J. Mark G. Williams, John D. Teasdale, Zindel V. Segal and Jon Kabat-Zinn Arriving at Your Own Door, Jon Kabat-Zinn Living Buddha, Living Christ, Thich Nhat Hanh Letting Everything Become Your Teacher: 100 Lessons in Mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn The Mind’s Own Physician: A Scientific Dialogue with the Dalai Lama on the Healing Power of Meditation, Jon Kabat-Zinn and Richard Davidson
Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness, Sharon Salzberg Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation: A 28-Day Program, Sharon Salzberg Heart as Wide as the World, Sharon Salzberg Voices of Insight, Sharon Salzberg Faith: Trusting Your Own Deepest Experience, Sharon Salzberg The Force of Kindness: Change Your Life with Love and Compassion, Sharon Salzberg The Kindness Handbook: A Practical Companion, Sharon Salzberg Real Happiness at Work: Meditations for Accomplishment, Achievement, and Peace, Sharon Salzberg Love Your Enemies: How to Break the Anger Habit & Be a Whole Lot Happier, Sharon Salzberg and Robert Thurman
Seeking the Heart of Wisdom: The Path of Insight Meditation, Joseph Goldstein and Jack Kornfield The Experience of Insight: A Simple and Direct Guide to Buddhist Meditation, Joseph Goldstein Insight Meditation: The Practice of Freedom, Joseph Goldstein The Path of Insight Meditation, Joseph Goldstein and Jack Kornfield Insight Meditation: A Step-By-Step Course on How to Meditate, Joseph Goldstein, with Sharon Salzberg One Dharma: The Emerging Western Buddhism, Joseph Goldstein A Heart Full of Peace, Joseph Goldstein and Jack Kornfield Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening, Joseph Goldstein and Jack Kornfield
Thich Nhat Hanh:
Vietnam: Lotus in a Sea of Fire, Thich Nhat Hanh Being Peace, Thich Nhat Hanh The Sun My Heart, Thich Nhat Hanh Our Appointment with Life: Sutra on Knowing the Better Way to Live Alone, Thich Nhat Hanh Old Path White Clouds: Walking in the Footsteps of the Buddha, Thich Nhat Hanh The Diamond That Cuts Through Illusion, Commentaries on the Prajnaparamita Diamond Sutra, Thich Nhat Hanh ‘Hermitage Among the Clouds’, Thich Nhat Hanh Zen Keys: A Guide to Zen Practice, Thich Nhat Hanh Cultivating The Mind Of Love, Thich Nhat Hanh The Heart Of Understanding, Thich Nhat Hanh Transformation and Healing: Sutra on the Four Establishments of Mindfulness, Thich Nhat Hanh True Love: A Practice for Awakening the Heart, Thich Nhat Hanh Fragrant Palm Leaves: Journals, 1962-1966, Thich Nhat Hanh Going Home: Jesus and Buddha as Brothers, Thich Nhat Hanh The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching, Thich Nhat Hanh The Raft Is Not the Shore: Conversations Toward a Buddhist/Christian Awareness, Thich Nhat Hanh and Daniel Berrigan The Path of Emancipation: Talks from a 21-Day Mindfulness Retreat, Thich Nhat Hanh A Pebble in Your Pocket, Thich Nhat Hanh Essential Writings, Thich Nhat Hanh Anger, Thich Nhat Hanh Be Free Where You Are, Thich Nhat Hanh No Death, No Fear, Thich Nhat Hanh Touching the Earth: Intimate Conversations with the Buddha, Thich Nhat Hanh Teachings on Love, Thich Nhat Hanh Understanding Our Mind, Thich Nhat Hanh Buddha Mind, Buddha Body: Walking Toward Enlightenment, Thich Nhat Hanh The Art of Power, Thich Nhat Hanh Under the Banyan Tree, Thich Nhat Hanh Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life, Thich Nhat Hanh Reconciliation: Healing the Inner Child, Thich Nhat Hanh You Are Here: Discovering the Magic of the Present Moment, Thich Nhat Hanh The Novice: A Story of True Love, Thich Nhat Hanh Your True Home: The Everyday Wisdom of Thich Nhat Hanh, Thich Nhat Hanh Fear: Essential Wisdom for Getting Through the Storm, Thich Nhat Hanh The Pocket, Thich Nhat Hanh The Art of Communicating, Thich Nhat Hanh Blooming of a Lotus, Thich Nhat Hanh No Mud, No Lotus: The Art of Transforming Suffering, Thich Nhat Hanh Is Nothing Something?, Thich Nhat Hanh Mindful Movements, Thich Nhat Hanh
Waking up to the Dark: Ancient Wisdom for a Sleepless Age, Clark Strand Waking the Buddha: How the Most Dynamic and Empowering Buddhist Movement in History Is Changing Our Concept of Religion, Clark Strand How to Believe in God: Whether You Believe in Religion or Not, Clark Strand The Wooden Bowl: Simple Meditations for Everyday Life, Clark Strand Seeds from a Birch Tree: Writing Haiku and the Spiritual Journey, Clark Strand
Oneness With All Life, Eckhart Tolle Guardians of Being, Eckhart Tolle Catching the Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness, and Creativity, David Lynch Zen Meditation in Plain English, John Daishin Buksbazen Buddhism Without Beliefs: A Contemporary Guide to Awakening, Stephen Batchelor The Zen Way, Myokyo-ni How to Be a Yogi, Swami Abhedananda The Way of Zen, Alan Watts Love, Freedom, Aloneness: The Koan of Relationships, Osho Awakening the Buddha Within: Tibetan Wisdom for the Western World, Surya Das
Reading the wonderful Matt Kahn’s book, Whatever Arises, Love That. (Great title, eh?) So, the main message is to send love to whatever comes up in your experience, which is what Eckhart Tolle, my friend Leta Hamilton, and many others agree is one of the most useful spiritual practices you can do.
And man, I super suck at it.
I don’t love a lot of things. A whole lot of things. My ego is just always–right–there. I can’t let go of my opinion long enough to love what is, even though I know that doing so is the core definition of humility.
I really don’t know how to be humble. But I’m working on it.
Take a deep breath, and prepared to be awed: you’ve just entered my favorite room in my whole library.
What’s that, you say? It looks sort of–normal? But look again, won’t you? There in the corner: my old, ripped green sofa. The fireplace. The ringed coffee table by the window with the lamp that has just the right amount of light. There’s the book with creases and stains from my baby’s spitup.
No, there are no high ceilings here. No stained glass, no ancient works of art. This place is for the everyman. The plain folk.
This is where people like us are allowed to speak.
It’s a beautiful room, but its shelves aren’t yet full. The world needs more spirituality memoirs–many more. And as long as it keeps providing them, I’ll keep reading them–and updating this list.
I chose the books in the first section because they inspired me deeply, changed me for the better, and helped me find greater inner peace. The second section features all of the other spirituality memoirs I’ve come across in the spiritual-but-not-religious sector but may not have read yet. And I do mean all of them. (Like I said: we need lots more.)
By the way, a few of these memoirs come from a Christian, rather than a spiritual-but-not-religious, perspective. Sometimes you just gotta make exceptions.
Best Spiritual Memoirs is part of a larger project, a curriculum I’m writing called Books I Want My Kids to Read Someday. Like this list, it’s an ongoing, possibly unending, project. Check back here or subscribe on the right for updates.
Learning to Breathe: My Yearlong Quest to Bring Calm to My Life, Priscilla Warner Medicine Dance: One Woman’s Healing Journey into the World of Native American Sweatlodges, Drumming Meditations and Dance Fasts, Marsha Scarbrough Girl in the Woods: A Memoir, Aspen Matis Chasing Spirits: The Building of the “Ghost Adventures” Crew, Nick Groff and Jeff Belanger Grief, Meth, Addiction, God & Zen: A 45 Year Old Man’s Journey With Death, Reality & Recovery, David Carlyle and Cynthia Sharp Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner and Saint The Ghosts and the Path: A Buddhist Monk’s Memoir, Ngawang Khechog Meditations of a Modern Mystic, Maurine Doerken The Buddha and the Borderline: My Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder through Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Buddhism and Online Dating, Kiera Van Gelder From Brooklyn to Benares and Back: A Spiritual Memoir, Dada Vedaprajinananda On the Edge: Living with an Enlightened Master, Yoga Punya I: A Meditation and a Memoir, Wiz Ji Walking Home: A Pilgrimage from Humbled to Healed, Sonia Choquette The Curve of the World: Into the Spiritual Heart of Yoga: A Memoir, Andy Douglas
Ever since getting into this New Thought/New Age spirituality thing, I’ve been confused about something: If God isn’t God as I once thought him to be, but instead the substance of all that is and ever will be, who should I be praying to? I’ve been praying to God, since presumably the message still gets through. But it doesn’t feel quite right. Well, earlier this week, I remembered some advice from Kryon to talk out loud to the many angels and guides that surround us constantly … and so, that is what I did. I imagined a group of real beings with individuality and personality listening to me and going to work on my behalf (since, again, presumably that’s what they do). Beings who know me, like me, and are like me–not some ethereal love-fluff in the air.
Today, a labor of love for you: a list of over five hundred books that deal with the law of attraction and New Thought spirituality.
I chose the books in the first section because they inspired me deeply, changed me for the better, and helped me find greater inner peace. The second section features all of the other law of attraction books I’ve come across but may not have read yet.
As far as I know, this is the most comprehensive list of its kind on the Internet. My hope is that it will help you discover books and authors you otherwise wouldn’t.
Best Law of Attraction Books is part of a larger project, a curriculum I’m writing called Books I Want My Kids to Read Someday. Like this list, it’s an ongoing, possibly unending, project. Check back here or subscribe on the right for updates.
Other Recommended Law of Attraction Books: Best-Selling
Other Recommended Law of Attraction Books: General
Other Recommended Law of Attraction Books: Well-Known Classics
Other Recommended Law of Attraction Books: Obscure Classics
Best Law of Attraction Books:
Zero Limits: The Secret Hawaiian System for Wealth, Health, Peace, and More, Joe Vitale At Zero, Joe Vitale The Secret, Rhonda Byrne You Can Heal Your Life, Louise Hay How Quantum Physicists Build New Beliefs, Greg Kuhn Choosing Easy World, Julia Rogers Hamrick As a Man Thinketh, James Allen The Secret of the Ages, Robert Collier Think and Grow Rich, Napolean Hill The Science of Mind, Ernest Holmes The Power of Positive Thinking, Norman Vincent Peale Scientific Christian Mental Practice, Emma Curtis Hopkins The Magic of Thinking Big, David Joseph Schwartz The Strangest Secret, Earl Nightingale
Other Recommended Law of Attraction Books: Best-Selling
The Power, Rhonda Byrne The Magic, Rhonda Byrne Hero, Rhonda Byrne
You Can Create and Exceptional Life, Louise Hay and Cheryl Richardson The Magic Path of Intuition, Florence Scovel Shinn and Louise Hay All is Well: Heal Your Body, Louise Hay Loving Yourself to Great Health: Thoughts & Food: the Ultimate Diet, Louise Hay You Can Heal Your Heart: Finding Peace After a Breakup, Divorce, or Death, Louise Hay and David Kessler Life Loves You: 7 Spiritual Experiments to Heal Your Life, Louise Hay I Think, I Am, Louise Hay Heal Your Body: The Mental Causes for Physical Illness and the Metaphysical Way to Overcome Them, Louise Hay A Garden of Thoughts: My Affirmation Journal, Louise Hay Love Yourself, Heal Your Life, Louise Hay The Power Is Within You, Louise Hay Heart Thoughts, Louise Hay Loving Thoughts For Increasing Prosperity, Louise Hay Gratitude: A Way Of Life, Louise Hay Life! Reflections On Your Journey, Louise Hay Living Perfect Love: Empowering Rituals For Women, Louise Hay Heal Your Body A-Z: The Mental Causes for Physical Illness and the Way to Overcome Them, Louise Hay 101 Ways To Health And Healing, Louise Hay
The Key: The Missing Secret for Attracting Anything You Want!, Joe Vitale Attract Money Now, Joe Vitale Expect Miracles, Joe Vitale Faith, Joe Vitale Healing Music, Joe Vitale How to Attain Your Desires by Letting Your Subconscious Mind Work for You, Joe Vitale How to Attain Your Desires: How to Live Life and Love It, Joe Vitale Instant Manifestation, Joe Vitale Life’s Missing Instruction Manual, Joe Vitale Meet and Grow Rich, Joe Vitale The Miracles Manual, Volumes 1-3, Joe Vitale The Abundance Manifesto, Joe Vitale The Attraction Factor, Joe Vitale The Awakened Millionaire, Joe Vitale The Awakening Course, Joe Vitale The Greatest Money-making Secret in History, Joe Vitale The Secret Prayer, Joe Vitale The Seven Lost Secrets, Joe Vitale
Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul, Deepak Chopra Life After Death: The Burden of Proof, Deepak Chopra Why Is God Laughing? The Path to Joy and Spiritual Optimism, Deepak Chopra Brotherhood: Dharma, Destiny, and the American Dream, Deepak Chopra and Sanjiv Chopra What Are You Hungry For?, Deepak Chopra God: A Story of Revelation, Deepak Chopra The Seven Spiritual Laws of Superheroes: Harnessing Our Power to Change the World, Deepak Chopra and Gotham Chopra Super Genes, Deepak Chopra and Rudolph Tanzi Super Brain, Deepak Chopra and Rudolph Tanzi War of the Worldviews, Deepak Chopra and Leonard Mlodinow The Third Jesus, Deepak Chopra The Soul of Leadership, Deepak Chopra The Book of Secrets, Deepak Chopra The Chopra Center Herbal Handbook, Deepak Chopra and David Simon The Path to Love, Deepak Chopra The Way of the Wizard, Deepak Chopra The Return of Merlin, Deepak Chopra Ageless Body Timeless Mind, Deepak Chopra The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, Deepak Chopra Return of the Rishi: A Doctor’s Story of Spiritual Transformation and Ayurvedic Healing, Deepak Chopra Perfect Health, Deepak Chopra Quantum Healing, Deepak Chopra Creating Health, Deepak Chopra
Power of Intention, Wayne Dyer The Secrets of the Power of Intention, Wayne Dyer Getting in the Gap: Making Conscious Contact With God Through Meditation, Wayne Dyer Wishes Fulfilled: Mastering the Art of Manifesting, Wayne Dyer Your Erroneous Zones, Wayne Dyer Pulling Your Own Strings, Wayne Dyer The Sky’s the Limit, Wayne Dyer Gifts from Eykis, Wayne Dyer What Do You Really Want For Your Children, Wayne Dyer Happy Holidays, Wayne Dyer Everyday Wisdom, Wayne Dyer You’ll See It When You Believe It, Wayne Dyer Real Magic, Wayne Dyer Your Sacred Self, Wayne Dyer A Promise is a Promise, Wayne Dyer and Marcelene Dyer Manifest Your Destiny, Wayne Dyer Wisdom of the Ages, Wayne Dyer There’s a Spiritual Solution to Every Problem, Wayne Dyer 10 Secrets for Success and Inner Peace, Wayne Dyer Inspiration, Wayne Dyer Being in Balance, Wayne Dyer Change Your Thoughts – Change Your Life, Wayne Dyer Don’t Die with Your Music Still in You, Wayne Dyer and Serena Dyer The Incredible ForceThe Incredible Force, Wayne Dyer Living the Wisdom of the Tao, Wayne Dyer My Greatest Teacher, Wayne Dyer and Lynn Lauber Staying on the Path, Wayne Dyer The Shift, Wayne Dyer Excuses Begone, Wayne Dyer Wishes Fulfilled, Wayne Dyer I Can See Clearly Now, Wayne Dyer
Infinite Possibilities: The Art of Living your Dreams, Mike Dooley Manifesting Change: It Couldn’t Be Easier, Mike Dooley The Top Ten Things Dead People Want to Tell YOU, Mike Dooley Totally Unique Thoughts, Mike Dooley Lost in Space, Mike Dooley Thoughts Become Things – LIVE (Audio), Mike Dooley Notes from the Universe Book 1: New Perspectives From an Old Friend, Mike Dooley Notes from the Universe Book 2: Life, Dreams & Happiness, Mike Dooley Notes from the Universe Book 3: Dancing Life’s Dance, Mike Dooley Leveraging the Universe (Audio), Mike Dooley Choose Them Wisely: Thoughts Become Things, Mike Dooley Thoughts Become Things (DVD), Mike Dooley Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Life… But Were Afraid to Ask, Mike Dooley A Wrinkle in Time (DVD), Mike Dooley Manifesting Change: The Law of Attraction (DVD), Mike Dooley Leveraging the Universe: 7 Steps to Engaging Life’s Magic, Mike Dooley Notes from the Universe Perpetual Calendar, Mike Dooley Notes from the Universe: A 60-Card Deck, Mike Dooley An Adventurer’s Guide to the Jungles of Time and Space, Mike Dooley The Path Less Traveled (DVD), Mike Dooley Dreams Come True, All They Need is You!, Mike Dooley Your Magical Life, Mike Dooley
A Happy Pocket Full of Money: Infinite Wealth and Abundance in the Here and Now, David Cameron Gikandi and Bob Doyle Follow Your Passion, Find Your Power, Bob Doyle The Power of Focus, Jack Canfield Success Principles, Jack Canfield Jack Canfield’s Key to Living the Law of Attraction: A Simple Guide to Creating the Life of Your Dreams, Jack Canfield and D.D. Watkins
Other Recommended Law of Attraction Books: General
Debianne De Rose:
How I Met the Man of My Dreams: A Guide to MANifesting Yours, Debianne De Rose The MANifesting Workbook, Debianne De Rose Resistance is Feudal: Modernize your Mind to Manifest like a Mofo!, Debianne De Rose Manifesting for Simpletons: A 30-Day Outrageously Simple Guide to Gettin’ the Goods, Debianne De Rose What I Did On My Midlife Crisis Vacation, Debianne De Rose YOU are a Spiritual Bad-Ass: Kicking Butt in the Earth Game, Debianne De Rose Beyond Forgiveness: The Missing Link to Manifesting Your Dreams, Debianne De Rose Adventures in Consciousness, Debianne De Rose
E-Squared: Nine Do-It-Yourself Energy Experiments That Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality, Pam Grout E-Cubed: Nine More Energy Experiments That Prove Manifesting Magic and Miracles Is Your Full-Time Gig, Pam Grout Thank & Grow Rich: A 30-Day Experiment in Shameless Gratitude and Unabashed Joy, Pam Grout Jumpstart Your Metabolism: How To Lose Weight By Changing The Way You Breathe, Pam Grout Living Big: Embrace Your Passion and Leap into an Extraordinary Life, Pam Grout
The Magic of Pray Rain Journaling, Jeannette Maw Money Mojo Magic, Jeannette Maw LOA for Love, Jeannette Maw Manifesting Made Simple, Jeannette Maw Slacker Manifesting, Jeannette Maw Adventures In Manifesting, Jeannette Maw The Art of Self-Love, Jeannette Maw LOA for the Real World, Jeannette Maw 3 LOA Keys to Unlock Your Financial Fortune, Jeannette Maw 10 Life Skills (Never Taught But Totally Essential To Happy Living), Jeannette Maw Core Values Uncovered – Live In The Sweet Spot By Revealing What Matters, Jeannette Maw
Kathie Anne Lewis:
Forty Days of Love, Kathie Anne Lewis Forty Days of Freedom, Kathie Anne Lewis Forty Days to Prosperity, Kathie Anne Lewis
Why Quantum Physicists Do Not Fail, Greg Kahn Why Quantum Physicists Create More Abundance, Greg Kuhn Why Quantum Physicists Play “Grow a Greater You”: Learn How to Live the Most Truly Fulfilling Life Humanly Possible, Greg Kuhn Why Quantum Physicists Do Not Suffer, Greg Kuhn The 30-Minute Soulmate: An Un-Exercise Program That Can Finally Solve Relationship Pain, Greg Kuhn
How Your Subconscious Mind Keeps You BROKE!, Frederick Zappone Open Up, Receive Your GOOD, Frederick Zappone 299 ‘LIFE INSIGHTS’ from The Wizard: Inspiring, Empowering, Thought Provoking, Frederick Zappone More LIFE INSIGHTS From The Wizard, Frederick Zappone Love Is All I Know, Frederick Zappone The Tough LOVE Book About MONEY, Frederick Zappone
The Thought Exchange: Overcoming Our Resistance to Living A Sensational Life, Daniel Friedman
Deliberate Receiving: Finally, the Universe Makes Some Freakin’ Sense!, Melody Fletcher Hustle Believe Receive: An 8-Step Plan to Changing Your Life and Living Your Dream, Sarah Centrella The Law of Distraction & Art of Intending, Tamara Lee Dorris The Moses Code: The Most Powerful Manifestation Tool in the History of the World, James Twyman Your Heart’s Desire: Instructions for Creating the Life You Really Want, Sonia Choquette The Greatest Secret of All: Moving Beyond Abundance to A Life of True Fulfillment, Mark Allen Law of Attraction, Plain, and Simple: Create the Extraordinary Life That You Deserve, Sonia Ricotti Napoleon Hill’s Keys to Positive Thinking, Michael Ritt The Soulmate Secret, Arielle Ford Your Quantum Breakthrough Code: The Simple Technique That Brings Everlasting Joy and Success, Sandra Anne Taylor Excuse Me, Your Life Is Waiting: The Astonishing Power of Feelings, Lynn Grabhorn The Intention Experiment: Using Your Thoughts to Change Your Life and the World, Lynne McTaggart The Field: The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe, Lynne McTaggart Beyond the Secret: Spiritual Power and the Law of Attraction, Lisa Love The Science Behind the Secret, Travis S. Taylor The Law of Happiness, Henry Cloud Your Road Map to Lifelong Happiness: A Guide to the Life You Want, Ken Keyes How to Solve the Paradox of the Universal Laws of Attraction: 8 Shortcuts to Using Coincidence and Sychronicity to Untangle the Mystery, Cary David Richards Leap of Perception: The Transforming Power of Your Attention, Penney Peirce Manifesting: The Secret Behind the Law of Attraction, Alexander Janze Creating Money: Attracting Abundance, Sanaya Roman and Duane Packer Frequency: The Power of Personal Vibration, Penney Peirce Feel It Real! A Guided Approach to Bringing the Law of Attraction Into your Life, Denise Coates The Energy of Money: A Spiritual Guide to Financial and Personal Fulfillment, Maria Nemeth Ph.D. Real Alchemy: A Primer of Practical Alchemy, Robert Allen Bartlett and Dennis William Hauck Pronoia Is the Antidote for Paranoia, Revised and Expanded, Rob Brezsny The Inside-Out Revolution: The Only Thing You Need to Know to Change Your Life Forever, Michael Neill Do You QuantumThink?: New Thinking That Will Rock Your World, Dianne Collins The Simple Abundance Companion: Following Your Authentic Path to Something More, Sarah Ban Breathnach Living with Joy: Keys to Personal Power and Spiritual Transformation, Sanaya Roman The Map To Our Responsive Universe, Where Dreams Really Do Come True!, Boni Lonnsburry The Path to Wealth, May McCarthy The History of New Thought: From Mind Cure to Positive Thinking and Prosperity Gospel, John S. Haller, Jr. Beyond the Secret: The Truth Behind Today’s Pop Mysticisms, Robert Price The Key: Identity, Kenneth G. Mills Change Your Standpoint, Change Your World, Kenneth G. Mills Powerful Attitudes, Michael Murphy A New Philosophy of Life, J. Herman Randall Creating Your Reality, Steven Redhead The Science of Faith, Masaharu Taniguchi Spiritual Liberation: Fulfilling Your Soul’s Potential, Michael Beckwith Mind and Manifestation, Dr. Kenneth D Gordon Spiritual Healing: A Simple Guide for the Healing of Body, Mind, and Spirit, Stuart Grayson Joseph Perry Green Power of Will: A Practical Companion Book for the Unfoldment of the Powers of Mind, Frank Channing Haddock The Book of Awakening: Having the Life You Want by Being Present to the Life You Have, Mark Nepo New Thought: A 21st Century Awakening, Charles Brodie Patterson Soul Currency: Investing Your Inner Wealth for Fulfillment and Abundance, Ernest D. Chu
Other Recommended Law of Attraction Books: Well-Known Classics
New Thought Terms and Their Meanings, Ernest Holmes Philosophy of Jesus, Ernest Holmes Lessons in Spiritual Mind Healing, Ernest Holmes Ebell Lectures on Spiritual Science, Ernest Holmes Creative Mind, Ernest Holmes Creative Mind and Success, Ernest Holmes The Science of Mind: A Philosophy, A Faith, A Way of Life, Ernest Holmes and Jean Houston This Thing Called You, Ernest Holmes Living the Science of Mind, Ernest Holmes The Hidden Power of the Bible, Ernest Holmes 365 Science of Mind: A Year of Daily Wisdom from Ernest Holmes, Ernest Holmes How to Change Your Life: An Inspirational, Life-Changing Classic from the Ernest Holmes Library, Ernest Holmes Prayer: How to Pray Effectively, Ernest Holmes Love and Law, Ernest Holmes
Ella Wheeler Wilcox:
The Heart of the New Thought, Ella Wheeler Wilcox An Ambitious Man, Ella Wheeler Wilcox New Thought Common Sense, Ella Wheeler Wilcox New Thought Pastels, Ella Wheeler Wilcox
The Science of Getting Rich, Wallace Wattles The Science of Being Great, Wallace Wattles The Science of Being Well, Wallace Wattles Health through New Thought and Fasting, Wallace Wattles Jesus: The Man and His Work, Wallace Wattles How to Get What You Want, Wallace Wattles
Warren Felt Evans:
The Mental-Cure, Warren Felt Evans Illustrating the Influence of the Mind on the Body, Warren Felt Evans The Divine Law of Cure, Warren Felt Evans The Spiritual Writings of Warren Felt Evans, Warren Felt Evans Mental Medicine, Warren Felt Evans Soul and Body, Warren Felt Evans The Primitive Mind Cure, Warren Felt Evans Esoteric Christianity and Mental Therapeutics, Warren Felt Evans
Making of the Man Who Can/ How to Promote Yourself, Elizabeth Towne New Science of Living and Healing/ Health Through New Thought and Fasting, Elizabeth Towne Scientific Marriage, Elizabeth Towne What Is Truth?, Elizabeth Towne
Nona Lovell Brooks:
Divine Science and the Truth, Nona Lovell Brooks Short Lessons in Divine Science, Nona Lovell Brooks Mysteries, Nona Lovell Brooks The Prayer that Never Fails, Nona Lovell Brooks What is Real and What Illusion?, Nona Lovell Brooks The Training of Children: Based upon the Practical Principles of Life Studies of Health, Nona Lovell Brooks The Kingdom of Law, Nona Lovell Brooks
Florence Scovel Shinn:
The Wisdom of Florence Scovel Shinn, Florence Scovel Shinn Your Word is Your Wand, Florence Scovel Shinn The Power of the Spoken Word, Florence Scovel Shinn The Secret Door to Success, Florence Scovel Shinn The Game of Life and How to Play It, Florence Scovel Shinn
Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill Outwitting the Devil: The Secret to Freedom and Success, Napoleon Hill The Law of Success, Napoleon Hill The Magic Ladder To Success, Napoleon Hill The Master-Key to Riches, Napoleon Hill How to Raise Your Own Salary, Napoleon Hill Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude, Napoleon Hill and W. Clement Stone Grow Rich!: With Peace of Mind, Napoleon Hill
You Can Work Your Own Miracles, Napoleon Hill
Emma Curtis Hopkins:
High Mysticism: Studies in the Wisdom of the Sages of the Ages, Emma Curtis Hopkins A Golden Promise, Emma Curtis Hopkins According to Thy Faith, Emma Curtis Hopkins All is Divine Order, Emma Curtis Hopkins Awake Thou That Sleepest, Emma Curtis Hopkins Bible Instruction Series, Emma Curtis Hopkins Bible Interpretations, Emma Curtis Hopkins Bible Lessons, Emma Curtis Hopkins But One Substance, Emma Curtis Hopkins Christ at Samaria, Emma Curtis Hopkins Christian Mysticism and the Victorious Life: First Study, The Sacred Edict and Estoric Discipline, Emma Curtis Hopkins Class Lessons, Emma Curtis Hopkins Continue the Work, Emma Curtis Hopkins Drops of Gold, Emma Curtis Hopkins Emma Curtis Hopkins, Emma Curtis Hopkins Esoteric Philosophy Deeper Teachings in Spiritual Science, Emma Curtis Hopkins Esoteric Philosophy in Spiritual Science, Emma Curtis Hopkins Lessons in Christian Science Series, Emma Curtis Hopkins For Unto Us a Child Is Born, Emma Curtis Hopkins God and Man Are One, Emma Curtis Hopkins How to Attain Your Good, Emma Curtis Hopkins Jesus and Judas, Emma Curtis Hopkins Judgment Series in Spiritual Science, Emma Curtis Hopkins Justice of Jehovah, Emma Curtis Hopkins Magic of His Name, Emma Curtis Hopkins Résumé: Practice Book for the Twelve Chapters in High Mysticism, Emma Curtis Hopkins Self Treatment, Emma Curtis Hopkins Spiritual Law in the Natural World, Emma Curtis Hopkins Teachings of Emma Curtis Hopkins, Emma Curtis Hopkins The Bread of Life, Emma Curtis Hopkins The Chief Thought, Emma Curtis Hokins The Gospel Series in Spiritual Science, Emma Curtis Hopkins The Key to Power, Emma Curtis Hopkins The Ministry of the Holy Mother, Emma Curtis Hopkins The Radiant I Am, Emma Curtis Hopkins The Real Kingdom, Emma Curtis Hopkins The Resurrection of Christ, Emma Curtis Hopkins Two Great Lessons, Emma Curtis Hopkins Who Are Drunkards, Emma Curtis Hopkins Your Idea of God, Emma Curtis Hopkins
Above Life’s Turmoil, James Allen Byways to Blessedness, James Allen Poems of Peace, James Allen The Shining Gateway, James Allen Out From the Heart, James Allen From Poverty to Power, James Allen The Path to Prosperity, James Allen The Life Triumphant, James Allen Light on Life’s Difficulties, James Allen Man: King of Mind, Body and Circumstance, James Allen The Master of Destiny, James Allen Happiness and Success, James Allen Foundation Stones, James Allen From Passion to Peace, James Allen Eight Pillars of Prosperity, James Allen Entering the Kingdom, James Allen Christ and Conduct, James Allen Men and Systems, James Allen All These Things Added, James Allen The Way of Peace, James Allen Morning and Evening Thoughts, James Allen Meditations: A Year Book, James Allen The Divine Companion, James Allen
The Twelve Powers of Man, Charles Fillmore The Revealing Word, Charles Fillmore Prosperity, Charles Fillmore Talks on Truth, Charles Fillmore Atom-Smashing Power of Mind, Charles Fillmore
Metaphysical Bible Dictionary, Charles Fillmore Jesus Christ Heals, Charles Fillmore Dynamics for Living, Charles Fillmore Christian Healing, Charles Fillmore Mysteries of Genesis, Charles Fillmore Mysteries of John, Charles Fillmore Keep a True Lent, Charles Fillmore
How to Stop Worrying and Start Living, Dale Carnegie Dale Carnegie’s Scrapbook: a Treasury of the Wisdom of the Ages, Dale Carnegie
Be Still, Emmet Fox The Sermon on the Mount: The Key to Success in Life, Emmet Fox The Ten Commandments, Emmet Fox Power Through Constructive Thinking, Emmet Fox Around the Year with Emmet Fox: A Book of Daily Readings, Emmet Fox Alter Your Life, Emmet Fox Make Your Life Worthwhile, Emmet Fox Diagrams for Living: The Bible Unveiled, Emmet Fox The Seven Day Mental Diet: How to Change Your Life in a Week, Emmet Fox Find and Use Your Inner Power, Emmet Fox Stake Your Claim: Exploring the Gold Mine Within, Emmet Fox The Mental Equivalent: The Secret of Demonstration, Emmet Fox
Norman Vincent Peale:
The Positive Power of Jesus Christ, Norman Vincent Peale
Why Some Positive Thinkers Get Powerful Results, Norman Vincent Peale
Guide to Confident Living, Norman Vincent Peale
Six Attitudes for Winners, Norman Vincent Peale
Positive Thinking Every Day : An Inspiration for Each Day of the Year, Norman Vincent Peale
Positive Imaging, Norman Vincent Peale
You Can If You Think You Can, Norman Vincent Peale
Thought Conditioners, Norman Vincent Peale
In God We Trust, Norman Vincent Peale
Norman Vincent Peale’s Treasury of Courage and Confidence, Norman Vincent Peale
My Favorite Hymns and the Stories Behind Them, Norman Vincent Peale
The Power of Positive Thinking for Young People, Norman Vincent Peale
The Amazing Results of Positive Thinking, Norman Vincent Peale
Stay Alive All Your Life, Norman Vincent Peale
You Can Have God’s Help with Daily Problems, Norman Vincent Peale
Faith Is the Answer: A Psychiatrist and a Pastor Discuss Your Problems, Smiley Blanton and Norman Vincent Peale
Power of the Plus Factor, Norman Vincent Peale
Feeling Is The Secret, Neville Goddard The Power of Awareness, Neville Goddard Your Faith is Your Fortune, Neville Goddard The Neville Reader, Neville Goddard The Law & the Promise, Neville Goddard At Your Command, Neville Goddard Prayer: The Art of Believing, Neville Goddard Resurrection, Neville Goddard Awakened Imagination/The Search, Neville Goddard Seedtime & Harvest, Neville Goddard Out of This World: Thinking Fourth-Dimensionally, Neville Goddard
Other Recommended Law of Attraction Books: Obscure Classics
The Search for Hidden Sacred Knowledge, Dolores Cannon
The Convoluted Universe, Dolores Cannon
The Three Waves of Volunteers and the New Earth, Dolores Cannon Jesus and the Essenes, Dolores Cannon The Custodians: Beyond Abduction, Dolores Cannon Conversations With Nostradamus: His Prophecies Explained, Dolores Cannon Five Lives Remembered, Dolores Cannon Conversations with Nostradamus: His Prophecies Explained Series, Dolores Cannon A Soul Remembers Hiroshima, Dolores Cannon Between Death and Life, formerly, Conversations With a Spirit, Dolores Cannon They Walked with Jesus, Dolores Cannon Legacy From the Stars, Dolores Cannon Sri Sathya Sai Baba & the Golden Age: The Fourth Dimension That Will Change the World, Dolores Cannon Keepers of the Garden: An Extraterrestrial Document, Dolores Cannon
The Science of Faith, Fenwicke Holmes Ernest Holmes: His Life and Times, Fenwicke Holmes Faith That Heals, Fenwicke Holmes Healing at a Distance, Fenwicke Holmes and Ernest Holmes The Law of Mind in Action: Daily Lessons and Treatments in Mental and Spiritual Science, Fenwicke Holmes How to Develop Faith That Heals, Fenwicke Holmes The Unfailing Formula, Fenwicke Holmes Being and Becoming: A Book of Lessons in the Science of Mind Showing How to Find the Personal Spirit, Fenwicke Holmes Practical Healing, Fenwicke Holmes Text Book in the Science of Mind: Psychology and Metaphysics Applied to Everyday Living, Fenwicke Holmes Religion and Mental Science: Lyrics of Life and Love, Fenwicke Holmes Joan’s Voices, Fenwicke Holmes How to Solve Your Personal Problem: The God-law and the Key to Power, Fenwicke Holmes Text Book of Practical Healing, Fenwicke Holmes The “Just How Course” In Healing the Mental Science Way, Fenwicke Holmes Healing Treatments in Verse, Fenwicke Holmes Tiny Textbook of Meditation and the Lord’s Prayer, Fenwicke Holmes Calm Yourself: A Key to Serenity, Fenwicke Holmes Tiny Textbook of Mental Healing, Fenwicke Holmes The Science of Faith: How to Make Yourself Believe, Fenwicke Holmes Psycho-Dietetics: How to Eat, Drink, and Think for Health, Including the Holmes Food Chemistry and Vitamins Chart, Fenwicke Holmes
The Life Magnet, Robert Collier The God in You, Robert Collier The Magic Word, Robert Collier The Secret Power, Robert Collier Riches Within Your Reach: The Law of the Higher Potential, Robert Collier Be Rich! The Science of Getting What You Want, Robert Collier The Book of Life (Volumes 1-7), Robert Collier
Kate Atkinson Boehme:
The Attainment of Happiness, Kate Atkinson Boehme The Radiant Path to Achievement, Kate Atkinson Boehme Mental Healing Made Plain, Kate Atkinson Boehme New Thought Healing Made Plain, Kate Boehme
Annie Rix Militz:
Atonement Understood, Annie Rix Militz Both Riches and Honor/Prosperity, Annie Rix Militz Concentration, Annie Rix Militz Sermon on the Mount, Annie Rix Militz Primary Lessons in Christian Living and Healing, Annie Rix Militz
Elizabeth Clare Prophet:
Violet Flame To Heal Body, Mind And Soul, Elizabeth Clare Prophet In My Own Words, Elizabeth Clare Prophet Climb the Highest Mountain: The Everlasting Gospel, Elizabeth Clare Prophet and Mark Prophet The Science of the Spoken Word, Elizabeth Clare Prophet and Mark Prophet
Catherine Ponder Prosperity Secrets of the Ages, Catherine Ponder The Dynamic Laws of Healing, Catherine Ponder The Healing Secrets of the Ages, Catherine Ponder Pray and Grow Rich, Catherine Ponder Open Your Mind To Prosperity, Catherine Ponder The Millionaires of Genesis, Catherine Ponder The Millionaire Moses, Catherine Ponder The Millionaire Joshua, Catherine Ponder The Millionaire from Nazareth, Catherine Ponder Open Your Mind To Receive, Catherine Ponder Secret of Unlimited Prosperity, Catherine Ponder The Prospering Power of Prayer, Catherine Ponder Dare to Prosper!, Catherine Ponder The Dynamic Laws of Prayer, Catherine Ponder A Prosperity Love Story: Rags to Enrichment, Catherine Ponder Giving Thanks: The Art of Tithing, Catherine Ponder The Prospering Power of Love, Catherine Ponder
Thoughts Are Things, Prentice Mulford Your Forces and How to Use Them, Prentice Mulford The Gift of Understanding, Prentice Mulford
Thought Forces, Prentice Mulford
Prentice Mulford’s Story: Life By Land and Sea, Prentice Mulford Gift of the Spirit, Prentice Mulford
Henry Thomas Hamblin:
The Power of Thought, Henry Thomas Hamblin Dynamic Thought: Harmony, Health, Success, Achievement, Henry Thomas Hamblin Within You is the Power, Henry Thomas Hamblin Science of Thought, Henry Thomas Hamblin The Message of a Flower, Henry Thomas Hamblin The Open Door, Henry Thomas Hamblin Divine Adjustment, Henry Thomas Hamblin My Search For Truth, Henry Thomas Hamblin The Way of the Practical Mystic, Henry Thomas Hamblin The Story of my Life, Henry Thomas Hamblin My Search for Truth, Henry Thomas Hamblin Life Without Strain, Henry Thomas Hamblin The Life of the Spirit, Henry Thomas Hamblin
H. Emilie Cady:
Lessons in Truth, H. Emilie Cady The Complete Works of H. Emilie Cady, H. Emilie Cady Finding The Christ in Ourselves, H. Emilie Cady
How I Used the Truth, H. Emilie Cady
God: A Present Help, H. Emilie Cady
Education and the Philosophical Ideal, Horatio Dresser Manuscripts, Horatio Dresser The Power of Silence, Horatio Dresser Spiritual Health and Healing, Horatio Dresser The Greatest Truth, Horatio Dresser Human Efficiency, Horatio Willis Dresser A History of the New Thought Movement, Horatio Dresser
Joy Philosophy, Elizabeth Towne Experiences in Self-Healing, Elizabeth Towne Just How to Wake the Solar Plexus, Elizabeth Towne
Dawning Truth, Fannie James Divine Science, Fannie James Truth and Health, Fannie James
Ralph Waldo Trine:
What All the World’s A-Seeking, Ralph Waldo Trine In Tune With the Infinite: Fullness of Peace, Power and Plenty, Ralph Waldo Trine Higher Powers of Mind and Spirit, Ralph Waldo Trine The Greatest Thing Ever Known, Ralph Waldo Trine Character-Building Thought Power, Ralph Waldo Trine This Mystical Life of Ours, Ralph Waldo Trine Thoughts I Met on the Highway, Ralph Waldo Trine
Pax Vobiscum, Henry Drummond Programme of Christianity, Henry Drummond Stones Rolled Away, Henry Drummond Life For All, Henry Drummond The Greatest Thing Ever Known, Henry Drummond The Greatest Thing in the World, Henry Drummond Eternal Life, Henry Drummond City Without a Church, Henry Drummond Changed Life, Henry Drummond A Life for a Life, Henry Drummond
William Walker Atkinson:
Thought Force in Business and Everyday Life: Succeed Through the Power of Thought, William Walker Atkinson
Thought Vibration, or The Law of Attraction in the Thought World, William Walker Atkinson The Mastery of Being, William Walker Atkinson Your Mind and How to Use It, William Walker Atkinson The 12-Volume Personal Power Series, William Walker Atkinson Practical Mental Influence, William Walker Atkinson Nuggets of New Thought, William Walker Atkinson New Thought Bhagavad Gita, William Walker Atkinson
The Creative Process in the Individual, Thomas Troward The Edinburgh & Dore Lectures on Mental Science, Thomas Troward Three Initiates, Thomas Troward The Kybalion, Thomas Troward The Law and the Word, Thomas Troward The Hidden Power, Thomas Troward Comments on the Psalms, Thomas Troward
Christian D. Larson:
Your Forces and How to Use Them, Christian Larson What is Truth?, Christian Larson Concentration, Christian Larson The Ideal Made Real/Metaphysics for Beginners, Christian Larson The Mind Cure, Christian Larson
The New Psycho-Cybernetics: A Mind Technology for Living Your Life Without Limits, Maxwell Maltz Be!, James Dillet Freeman The Story of Unity, James Dillet Freeman Conquest of Fear, Morris Lichtenstein Conquest of Poverty, Morris Lichtenstein Jewish Science and Health, Morris Lichtenstein The Call of the Century, Henry Brown Dollars Want Me!, Henry Brown Concentration: The Road to Success, Henry Brown New Thought Simplified, Henry Wood Ideal Suggestion Through Mental Photography, Henry Wood How to Control Fate, Henry Brown Divine Science Principles & Practice, Malinda Cramer Harmony, Malinda Cramer Lessons in the Science of Infinite Spirit, Malinda Cramer Happiness is the Secret of Secrets, U.S. Andersen Three Magic Words, U.S. Andersen Coming into Freedom: Emilie Cady’s Lessons in Truth for the 21st Century, Ruth L. Miller Take the Leap, Frederick Bailes Hidden Power for Human Problems, Frederick Bailes Your Mind Can Heal You, Frederick Bailes The Angels Within Us, John Randolph Price The Abundance Book, John Randolph Price The Way to Perfect Healing, William Towne Stepping Stones to Peace, Jane Grey Syme Studies In Divine Science, C. L. “Daisy” Baum The Creative Visualization Workbook, Shakti Gawain
Mental Chemistry, Charles Haannel
The Master Key System, Charles Haanel
The Quimby Manuscripts, Phineas Quimby
The Power of Your Subconscious Mind, Joseph Murphy Attaining Your Desires, Genevieve Behrend
How to Live Life and Love it!, Genevieve Behrend Attaining Your Heart’s Desire, Genevieve Behrend
Your Invisible Power, Genevieve Behrend
Working With God, Gardner Hunting
Practical Healing for Mind & Body, Jane Yarnall
1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7, Mildred Mann Become What You Believe, Mildred Mann
Teach Us To Pray, Cora Fillmore
How to Let God Help You, Myrtle Fillmore
Myrtle Fillmore’s Healing Letters, Myrtle Fillmore
Privilege of Choice, Norma Sackheim
Prosperity Through Thought Force, Bruce Maclelland Into The Light, Bruce Maclelland
The Unknown Stranger, Maurice Maeterlinck
The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature, William James
Acres of Diamonds, Russell Conwell
The Art of Money Getting/Golden Rules for Making Money, P.T. Barnum
Common Sense and How to Exercise It, Yoritomo-Tashi
Cosmic Consciousness, Richard Maurice Buck
The Divine Art of Living, Kathleen Besly
Divine Science Bible Text Book, A.B. Faye
Esoteric Osteopathy, Herbert Hoffman The Evolution of Psychic Healing, Harmon McQuilkin
First Lessons in New Thought, J.W. Winkley
God Never Fails, Mary Kupferle
Good Cheer, Lillian de Waters
The Gospel of Emerson, Newton Dillaway
Gospel of Ramakrishna
The Heart of Being or Truth and Destiny, Uriel Buchana
Home Study Course in Mental Science, Helen Wilman
How I Eliminated Fear, George Wharton James
How To Make Money, B.F. Austin
The Impersonal Life, Joseph Benner
Natural Theology, John Bascom
Self-Suggestion and the New Huna Theory of Mesmerism and Hypnosis, Max Freedom Long
Moving Through Parallel Worlds to Achieve Your Dreams, Kevin L. Michel
Your Soul’s Plan, Robert Schwartz Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth, T. Harv Eker
Choosing Your Destiny, Alexzandra de la Iglesia
The Lazy Man’s Guide to Enlightenment, Thaddeus Golas
Message of New Thought, Abel Allen
The Law of Psychic Phenomena, Thomson Hudson The Metaphysics of Balzac, Ursula Gestefld The Breath of Life: A Series of Self-Treatments, Ursula Gestefld Another View of Metaphysical Healing, Ursula Gestefld Pentateuch, Ursula Gestefld Treat Yourself to Life, Raymond Charles Barker Money is God in Action, Raymond Charles Barker The Power of Decision: A Step-By-Step Program to Overcome Indecision and Live Without Failure Forever, Raymond Charles Barker Peace Begins At Home, Clara Beranger Wake Up and Live, Dorothea Brande The Answer is Simple, Sonia Choquette Divine Science & Healing, Malinda Cramer The Thought Exchange, David Friedman It Is Wonderful, Walter C. Lanyon Ask, Walter C. Lanyon Peace, Power, and Plenty, Orison Swett Marden Every Man A King, or, Might in Mind-Mastery, Orison Swett Marden Love Your Neighbor, Art Maxin The Infinite Way, Joel S. Goldsmith God: The Substance of All Form, Joel Goldsmith
At a playdate the other week, one of my sons hit another kid. The playdate wasn’t with just one other family; a whole big group of us was there.
Sometimes, when something like this happens, I have a moment of, “Okay. How do I handle this situation calmly but effectively, in a way that makes me look like a good mom?” I didn’t know the others well, so this response may have been even more likely–normally.
That day, though, wasn’t a normal day. That day I was “in the zone.”
In You’re Getting Closer, I discuss this phenomenon–this state of continuous meditation, during which everything you do feels inspired. That morning, I decided this would be one of those days; I’d listen for guidance on what to do–even the little stuff.
And so, when I saw what happened, I knew without hesitation what to do. I talked to my son, and gave him the choice to either apologize or to leave the playdate.
Then, we left the playdate.
It’s so, so nice to have that feeling of clarity, of knowing exactly what to do and how. I don’t have it nearly often enough.
A while back, I resolved to learn how to accept what is, give up compulsiveness, in order to become more, you know, Buddhist monk-like. The only part of this resolution that stuck, however, was cleaning my house less often.
Right now, I’m sitting in a comfy spot on our playroom floor, drinking coffee and watching the baby eat baked apple slices. It’s morning and all the noises are soft ones: distant bird calls, faint refrigerator whirring, the sound of my hand sliding across this paper. Soon, my older son—the not-so-quiet one—will wake up. And all I can think is, Am I ready?
What can I do with this precious hour before the real work begins? What feels most useful, most inspired? Should I meditate a while longer? Read a book? Get some writing done? How can I best “go with the flow”?
In You’re Getting Closer, I talk about my daily effort to live in The Zone—to do only what feels most inspired. Times like these, though, I can’t seem to figure it out, not even when it’s quiet and calm. How, then, will I be able to do so the rest of the day, when distractions (like my older child) are everywhere?
Going with the flow sounds easy enough. But it sure takes a long time to learn.
When a friend of mine mentioned her love of the library recently, a idyllic image came to mind. There was a mother, there were two happy children, and there were three large piles of loved books.
I really should take my kids, too, I thought. It’s time I stopped slacking off. So, I packed us up and off we went.
There was screaming. There was peeing. And there was a dramatic parking lot escape. And the next day, all I had to show for it was a pile of books in the trunk of my car that would soon have to be returned . . . to the library.
Last time I compare myself to anyone ever again. Last, I tell you. Maybe.