8 Books on My Spiritual Reading List

Aeople sometimes ask me, “How did you get to know so much about spirituality?!” I don’t necessarily think I’m a voice of authority or anything but I usually just tell them, “I read a lot.”

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.

2. Conversations with God, Books 1-3 by Neale Donald Walsch

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.

3. Many Lives, Many Masters by Brian Weiss

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.

4. The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

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.

6. Journey of Souls by Michael Newton

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.

Get links to all of these books and more of my recommended books by clicking here.

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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  1. I have read 5 out of the 7 books, and I totally agree with all of your picks! I think Neil Donald Walsh May have been the major catalyst that catapulted me into my deep sense of spirituality and connection to source. If you enjoyed Electric Jesus, I would highly recommend Terence McKenna’s “True Hallucinations”. Him and his brother were scientists, they travelled to the Amazon to learn about ayahuasca and ended up having some incredible experiences with mushrooms. It was fascinating, particularly to see the deeply spiritual experience through Terence’s very scientific eyes. I always find it gratifying when a western science-based scholar has a life-changing spiritual experience (like Brian Weiss, my favorite author!).
    I love your blog!! Thank you for putting in the time and effort to enrich the spiritual journey for the rest of us 🙂

    • I will definitely put that on my reading list. I’ve gotten more and more deeply into science and spirituality over the last couple of years and I have seen many interviews with Dennis McKenna but have never read any of Terrence’s stuff.

      Thanks for reading 🙂 it’s nice to know that it’s not just thoughts going into oblivion lol

  2. I’ve read several of those on your list. The Conversations with God series was truly the turning point in my belief system. Since then, I’ve been lucky enough to see Brian Weiss in person discussing his work at the Celebrate Your Life seminars in Scottsdale, AZ as well as several other influential authors. Right now I’m reading “Your Souls Gift” by Robert Schwart. It has answered questions I have had about current events in my life. What I am loving is that while some of the fine details can differ slightly, the main themes seem to run across the board. We ARE all one. We ARE all part of this creation. What a lightness to not feel the weight of the religious dogma of some churches who preach hell and damnation. Now it’s joy and love!

    • Conversations with God was absolutely a pivotal read for me as well. Seeing Brian Weiss speak would be awesome!

      I had the pleasure to see Raymond Moody, Eban Alexander, William Buhleman (of the Monroe Institute) and several exceptionally gifted intuitives speak at the Afterlife Awareness Conference a couple of summers ago. I also met Johnathan Yorks, who is an LBL regression therapist and the membership director for the Michael Newton Institute. If I were to recommend trained LBL regression therapists to anyone, it would be someone who is Newton Certified, solely based on how professional and thorough they expect their therapists to be in order to maintain their status of membership.

  3. Conversations with God Books 1 and 2 got me started on my spiritual quest. I remember being blown away as I read them. I’ve read so many since then I would have a hard time picking a favorite/s. You are not writing this blog for nada. I love reading it. I may not always agree or see things in the same light as you. But that’s good. It’s all good.


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