Great Spiritual Reads and Movies

Great Spiritual Reads and Movies

Welcome to our infamous list of spiritual books and movies for your further exploration. If you have suggestions, write to us! :-)

BOOK LIST
Biographies of Saints & Masters

  • milarepaTsangnyon Heruka: The Life of Milarepa
  • Chogyam Trungpa: The Life of Marpa the Translator: Seeing Accomplishes All
  • Chogyam Trungpa: Illusion’s Game: The Life and Teaching of Naropa
  • Paramahamsa Yogananda: Autobiography of a Yogi
  • Keith Dowman: The Divine Madman: The Sublime Life and Songs of Drukpa Kunley
  • G.I. Gurdjieff: Meetings with Remarkable Men

  • Swami Rama: Living with the Himalayan Masters
  • Keith Dowman: Sky Dancer: The Secret Life and Songs of Lady Yeshe Tsogyel
  • Yeshe Tsogyal, Erik Pema Kunsang, Tsele Natsok Rangdrol & Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche: The Lotus-Born: The Life Story of Padmasambhava
  • Lama Chonam, Sangye Khandro & Janet Gyatso: The Lives and Liberation of Princess Mandarava: The Indian Consort of Padmasambhava
  • Kunga Nyingpo Taranatha & Cristiana de Falco: The Life of Padmasambhava
  • Swami Nikhilananda & Aldous Huxley: The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
  • Marshall Govindan: Babaji and the 18 Siddha Kriya Yoga Tradition
  • Aryel Sanat: The Inner Life of Krishnamurti: Private Passion and Perennial Wisdom
  • Melita Maschmann: Encountering Bliss: My Journey through India with Andanadamayi Ma
  • Richard Schiffman: Sri Ramakrisha: A Prophet of the New Age

Mind, Meditation & Self

  • Eckhart Tolle: The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
  • H. W. L. Poonja & Prashanti De Jager: The Truth Is
  • H. W. L. Poonja: This: Prose and Poetry of Dancing Emptiness 
  • edited by Eli Jaxon-Bear: Wake Up and Roar: Satsang With H. W. L. Poonja (two volumes)

  • Nisargadatta Maharaj: I am that

  • Sri Munagala Venkataramiah: Talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi
  • Robert Earl Burton: Self-Remembering
  • Sogyal Rinpoche & Patrick Gaffney: The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying
 
  • P.D. Ouspensky: In Search of the Miraculous
  • Alan W. Watts: The Way of Zen
  • G.I. Gurdjieff: Beelzebub’s Tales to His Grandson: An Objectively Impartial Criticism of the Life of Man
  • About Yoga – Swami Vivekananda: Complete Book of Yoga: Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Raja Yoga, Jnana Yoga ….or buy separately:
    • Swami Vivekananda: Karma Yoga: the Yoga of Action
    • Swami Vivekananda: Raja Yoga or Conquering the Internal Nature
    • Swami Vivekananda: Jnana Yoga: The Yoga of Knowledge
    • Swami Vivekananda: Bhakti-Yoga: The Yoga of Love and Devotion
  • Joseph Murphy: The Power of your Subconscious Mind
  • Swami Satyananda Saraswati: Four Chapters on Freedom: Commentary on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

Heart, Soul & Love

  • Hazrat Inayat Khan: Inner Life
  • Hazrat Inayat Khan: The Art of Being and Becoming
  • Hazrat Inayat Khan & Mansur Johnson: Big Tales: All the stories in the 12 volumes of The Sufi Message of Hazrat Inayat Khan
  • Hazrat Inayat Khan: Mastery Through Accomplishment
  • Hazrat Inayat Khan: all his books :)
  • Erich Fromm: The Art of Loving
  • Marshal Rosenberg: Non-Violent Communication 
  • Peter Merchand: The Yoga of Nine Emotions

Traditional Yoga Practices

  • anatomyH. David Coulter: Anatomy of Hatha Yoga: A Manual for Students, Teachers and Practitioners
  • Surya Namaskara: A Technique of Solar Vitalization
  • Swami Satyananda Saraswati: Asana, Pranayama, Mudra and Bandha
  • Swami S. Nirajanananda: Prana and Pranayama
  • Swami Satyananda Saraswati: Yoga and Kriya: A Systematic Course in the Ancient Tantric Techniques
  • Swami Muktibodhananda: Swara Yoga: The Tantric Science of Brain Breathing
  • Swami Satyananda Saraswati: Yoga Nidra

Spiritual Stories

  • Mikhail Naimy: The Book of Mirdad: The Strange Story of a Monastery Which Was Once Called the Ark
  • Hermann Hesse: Siddhartha: An Indian Tale
  • Reshad Feild: The Last Barrier
  • Paul Brunton: A Search in Secret India
  • Daniel Odier: Tantric Quest: An Encounter with Absolute Love
  • Chetanananda: They Lived with God: Life Stories of Some Devotees of Sri Ramakrishna
  • Emily F. Bowden: The Fathers of the Desert
  • Lorna Byrne: Angels in my hair

Sacred Texts

  • Max Müller: The Upanishads, Part I + II
  • Paramahansa Yogananda: God Talks with Arjuna: The Bhagavad Gita
  • Lao Tse: Tao Te Ching (sometimes also: Loa Tzu: Tao Te King)
  • The Synpotic Gospels > especially: The Gospel of Thomas
  • Swami Lakshman Joo: Vijnana Bhairava: The Practice of Centering Awareness
  • Swami Lakshman Joo: Shiva Sutras: The Supreme Awakening
  • Swami Lakshman Joo: Tantraloka of Abhinavagupta
  • Muktibodhananda Swami: Hatha Yoga Pradipika
  • Patanjali: Yoga Sutra-s Saraswati Satyasangananda: Shri Vijnana Bhairava Tantra: The Ascent

Traditional Tantra

  • Swami Satyananda Saraswati: Meditations from the Tantras
  • Swami Muktananda: Nawa Yogini Tantra: Yoga for Women
  • Satyasangananda: Tattwa Shuddhi: The Tantric Practice of Inner Purification
  • Swami Satyananda Saraswati: Kundalini Tantra

Science and Spirituality

  • Andrew Newberg & Eugene D’Aquili: Why God Won’t Go Away: Brain Science and the Biology of Belief
  • Bruce Lipton: The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consicousness, Matter and Miracles
  • Andrew Newberg & Mark Robert Waldman: How Enlightenment Changes your Brain
  • Andrew Newberg & Mark Robert Waldman: How God Changes your Brain

Altered States of Consciousness & Lucid Dreaming

  • Robert Monroe: Journeys out of the Body
  • Robert Monroe: Far Journeys
  • Robert Monroe: Ultimate Journey
  • Steven LaBerge: Lucid Dreaming: A concise guide of awakening in your dreams and in your life
  • Steven LaBerge: Exploring the World of Lucid Dreaming

Emotional Healing

  • rothGeneen Roth: all her books :-) but especially …
    • Geneen Roth: Women, Food and God
    • Geneen Roth: Feeding the hungry heart
    • Geneen Roth: Breaking free from Emotional Eating
  • Lise Bourbeau: all her books :-) but especially …
  • Lise Bourbeau: Heal Your Wounds and Find Your True Self: Finally A Book That Explains Why It’s So Hard Being Yourself
  • Barbara Ann Brennan: Hands of Light: A Guide to Healing Through the Human Energy Field
  • Barbara Ann Brennan: Light Emerging: The Journey of Personal Healing

Healing, Food & Alternative Medicine

  • Lise Bourbeau: Listen to Your Body, Your Best Friend on Earth
  • Lise Bourbeau: Your Body’s Telling You: Love Yourself!
  • F. Batmanghelidj: Water: For Health, for Healing, for Life: You’re Not Sick, You’re Thirsty!
  • Theodore A. Baroody: Alkalize or Die: Superior Health Through Proper Alkaline-Acid Balance
  • Alisa Vitti: WomanCode: Perfect Your Cycle, Amplify Your Fertility, Supercharge Your Sex Drive, and Become a Power Source
  • Raymond W. Bernard: The Physiological Enigma Of Woman: The Mystery Of Menstruation
  • Barbara Brennan: Hands of Light: A Guide to Healing Through the Human Energy Field
  • Barbara Ann Brennan: Light Emerging: The Journey of Personal Healing
  • Norman Doidge M.D.: The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science
  • Brandon Bays: The Journey: A Practical Guide to Healing Your Life and Setting Yourself Free

Relationships and Sexuality

  • David Deida: Enlightened Sex: Finding Freedom & Fullness Through Sexual Union
  • David Deida: The Way of the Superior Man
  • David Deida: Dear Lover
  • Nik Douglas & Penny Slinger: Sexual Secrets: The Alchemy of Ecstasy
  • Osho: Tantra: The Supreme Understanding
  • Mantak Chia: The Multi-Orgasmic Man: Sexual Secrets Every Man Should Know
  • Mantak Chia & Rachel Carlton Abrams: The Multi-Orgasmic Woman: Sexual Secrets Every Woman Should Know
  • Mantak Chia & Maneewan Chia: The Multi-Orgasmic Couple: Sexual Secrets Every Couple Should Know
  • Mike Kleist: The Secret to Male Multiple Orgasms and other sex skills

Yogic Management Of Common Diseases

  • Lise Bourbeau: Your body’s telling you “Love yourself!”
  • Lise Bourbeau: Heal your wounds and find your true Self
  • Lise Bourbeau: Listen to your body, your best friend on Earth!
  • Louise Haye: You can heal your life
  • Louise Haye: The Power is within you
  • Robert Moore and Couglas Gillette: King Warrior Magician Lover: Rediscovering the Archetypes of the Mature Masculine

Spiritual Art

  • Mario Livio: The Golden Ratio: The Story of PHI, the World’s Most Astonishing Number

SPIRITUAL FILMS

  • Peaceful Warrior (2006)
  • The Bow (2005, original: Hwal)
  • Don’t look down (2008, original: No mires para abajo)
  • Bliss (1997)
  • Girl on the bridge (1999, origianl: La fille sur le pont)
  • Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter … and Spring (2003, original: Bom yeoreum gaeul gyeoul geurigo bom)
  • The Holy Mountain (1973)
  • Ostrov (2006)
  • Tsar (2009)
  • Bab’Aziz (2005)
  • Pay It Forward (2000)
  • August Rush (2007)
  • My Boyfriend is an Angel (2012, origianl: Moy paren – angel)
  • Ambition to Meaning: Finding Your Life’s Purpose (2009)
  • You Can Heal Your Life (2007)
  • Forks over Knifes (2011)
  • The Mistress of Spices (2005)
  • What the bleep do we (k)now!? (2004)
  • Into Great Silence (2007, original: Die große Stille)
  • A Thousand Words (2012)
  • Brother Sun, Sister Moon (1972, original: Fratello sole, sorella luna)
  • Little Buddha (1993)
  • Jesus Loves Me (2012, original: Jesus liebt mich)
  • Ayurveda: Art of Being (2001)
  • Waking Life (2001)
  • The Living Matrix (2009)
  • The Life of Buddha (2007)
  • The Yogis of Tibet (2002)
  • Awake: The LIfe of Yogananda (2014)
  • Gandhi (1982)
  • Ashes and Snow (2005)
  • Inner Worlds, Outer Worlds (2012)
  • The Life of Buddha (2007)
  • PK (2014)

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