8 Books on My Spiritual Reading List
Well, I started thinking about it and I guess that isn’t entirely true. I haven’t read a ton of things, but the ones that I have read have been very impactful, and now I’m going to give you that list in the order that I read them!
1. The Secret History of the World by Mark Booth (Pen name Johnathan Black)
This is a great book for those of you interested in how religion ties into spirituality as well as occultism. It covers so many topics throughout history including mystery schools, secret societies, ancient civilizations and so much more.
While much of it is speculation and conjecture, it’s still littered with facts and you can learn a great deal about each of those topics and I always tell people that, if anything, this book challenged not only everything I thought I knew, but also the WAY I thought about it. It gave me the tools I needed to begin breaking down conditioned thinking and faulty belief systems and start looking at the world in a whole new way.
I recommend that EVERYONE read these books. They are the foundational principles for spirituality and I love to re-read them every now and again when I start to feel overwhelmed just to remind myself of the basics of why we’re here.
This book is amazing, particularly for people who come from a Christian background. It’s positive, uplifting and easy to comprehend. I remember as I read it, it felt like my mind was being blown every 20 minutes and I had to put the book down just to absorb the incredible revelation I just had.
This was a quick and easy read for me and really gave me a clear picture of how the energy of past lives can truly affect what we are here to do in this life.
This book is phenomenal for improving self-awareness, particularly for people who struggle with their own emotions or have suffered through a traumatic life event. It’s very empowering, in my opinion.
5. The Electric Jesus by Jonathan Talat Phillips
I enjoyed this book even though it’s out of the realm of your typical spiritual fare. It’s about contemporary Gnosticism and delves into the culture of psychedelics, particularly ayahuasca. It also gave me a burning desire to go to Burning Man…at least once.
This was another book that I absolutely LOVED. It gives such an in-depth description of reincarnation and life planning and really solidified the concepts that I learned from reading the posts on Channeling Erik.
I even shared this book with my grandmother!
7. The Custodians by Dolores Cannon
The Custodians was the most recent book that I read, just this past summer. I suppose it really completes the circle when it comes to the different areas that spirituality can delve into. It is also the third book on my list that was written with case files from a trained hypnotherapist (the other two being Journey of Souls and and Many Lives, Many Masters). It’s a bit more “out there” than any of the other books on the list, save, perhaps, The Electric Jesus, but it’s still fascinating nevertheless.
8. Eastern Body, Western Mind by Anodea Judith
Eastern Body Western Mind was the book that opened my mind to a path of healing. Psychologist Anodea Judith lays out the connection between spirituality and developmental psychology, chakra by chakra, explaining how the trauma we experience during our childhood leads to energy blockages that correspond with cognitive and behavioral problems in our adult lives. If it were not for this book, I would never have recognized experiences of emotional and psychological abuse that had contributed greatly to weak boundaries and low self-esteem. The first chapter is a bit dry but foundational for understanding the concepts in the rest of the book. Power through chapter one and you can learn so much about yourself.
Have you read any of these already? What did you think about them? Are there others you recommend? Let me know in the comments.
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