My Favorite Non-fiction Books

(I recommend the ‘blue’ citations to my students)
  • Becoming Animal: An Earthly Cosmology by David Abram
  • The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-Than-Human World by David Abram
  • The Illusion of Technique: A Search for Meaning in a Technological Civilization by William Barrett
  • Steps to an Ecology of Mind: Collected Essays in Anthropology, Psychiatry, Evolution, and Epistemology by Gregory Bateson
  • Mind and Nature: A Necessary Unity (Advances in Systems Theory, Complexity, and the Human Sciences) by Gregory Bateson
  • The Anthropic Cosmological Principle by John D. Barrow, Frank J. Tipler and John A. Wheeler
  • God’s Ecstasy: The Creation of a Self-Creating World by Beatrice Bruteau
  • Radical Optimism: Practical Spirituality in an Uncertain World by Beatrice Bruteau
  • Adventures Beyond the Body: How to Experience Out-of-Body Travel by William Buhlman
  • Inka Mountain Magic by Zane Curfman
  • A New Synthesis of Evolution  (Teilhard de Chardin) by Joseph Kopp
  • The Phenomenon of Man by Teilhard de Chardin
  • In Search of the Medicine Buddha: A Himalayan Journey by David Crow
  • The Principles of Quantum Mechanics by Paul A. M. Dirac
  • All Consuming Images: The Politics Of Style In Contemporary Culture By Stuart Ewen
  • Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! (Adventures of a Curious Character) by Richard P. Feynman
  • The Feynman Lectures on Physics by Richard P. Feynman
  • The Coming of the Cosmic Christ: The Healing of Mother Earth and the Birth of a Global Renaissance by Matthew Fox
  • Science and the Reenchantment of the Cosmos: The Rise of the Integral Vision of Reality Paperback by Ervin Laszlo
  • Flesh of the Gods by Peter Furst
  • Synergetics: Explorations in the Geometry of Thinking by R. Buckminster Fuller, E.J. Applewhite and Arthur L. Loeb
  • Healing Our Deepest Wounds: The Holotropic Paradigm Shift by Stanislav Grof
  • The Adventure of Self-Discovery: Dimensions of Consciousness and New Perspectives in Psychotherapy and Inner Exploration by Stanislav Grof
  • Meetings with Remarkable Men by Georges Gurdjieff
  • Gentle Bridges: Conversations with the Dalai Lama on the Sciences of Mind by Jeremy W. Hayward and Francisco J. Varela
  • Integral City by Marilyn Hamilton
  • Buddha’s Brain by Rick Hanson
  • The Shaman’s Doorway: Opening Imagination to Power and Myth by Stephen Larsen and John Halifax
  • Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari
  • Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
  • Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
  • The Coming Interspiritual Age by Kurt Johnson and David Robert Ord
  • Sorcery and Shamanism: Curanderos and Clients in Northern Peru by Donald Joralemon and Douglas Sharon
  • The Undiscovered Self by Carl G. Jung
  • Man and His Symbols by Carl Jung
  • Memories, Dreams, Reflections by Carl Jung, Aniela Jaffe, Clara Winston and Richard Winston
  • The Origins of Order: Self-Organization and Selection in Evolution by Stuart A. Kauffman
  • At Home in the Universe: The Search for the Laws of Self-Organization and Complexity by Stuart Kauffman
  • The Dark Places of Wisdom by Peter Kingsley
  • A Story Waiting to Pierce You: Mongolia, Tibet and the Destiny of the Western World by Peter Kingsley
  • Complexity: Life at the Edge of Chaos by Roger Lewin
  • The Biology of Belief by Bruce Lipton
  • Peruvian Shamanism: The Pachakuti Mesa by Matthew Magee
  • Chance and Necessity: An Essay on the Natural Philosophy of Modern Biology by Jacques Monod and Austryn Wainhouse
  • Anatomy of the Spirit by Caroline Myss
  • Principles of Neurotheology by Andrew Newberg
  • In Search of the Miraculous by PD Ouspensky
  • psychology of man’s possible evolution by PD Ouspensky
  • The Emperor’s New Mind: Concerning Computers, Minds, and the Laws of Physics by Roger Penrose and Martin Gardner
  • The Antipodes of the Mind: Charting the Phenomenology of the Ayahuasca Experience by Benny Shanon
  • The Logic of Scientific Discovery by Karl Popper
  • Objective Knowledge: An Evolutionary Approach by Karl Popper
  • Wisdom Of The West: A Historical Survey of Western Philosophy in Its Social and Political Setting by Bertrand Russell
  • Eduardo el Curandero: The Words of a Peruvian Healer by Eduardo Calderon, Richard Cowan, Douglas Sharon and F. Kaye Sharon
  • The World as Will and Representation by  Arthur Schopenhauer
  • Wizard of the Four Winds: A Shaman’s Story by Douglas Sharon
  • Art of the Andes: From the Chavin to Inca by Rebecca Stone
  • DMT, the Spirit Molecule by Rick Strassman
  • The Mystic Heart: Discovering a Universal Spirituality in the World’s Religions by Wayne Teasdale and the Dalai Lama
  • The Spirit of Shamanism by Roger Walsh
  • The Integral Vision: A Very Short Introduction to the Revolutionary Integral Approach to Life, God, the Universe by Ken Wilber
  • Integral Psychology: Consciousness, Spirit, Psychology, Therapy by Ken Wilber
  • Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda
  • Integral Ecology: Uniting Multiple Perspectives on the Natural World by Sean Esbjorn-Hargens, Michael E. Zimmerman and Marc Bekoff



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