Wonderfully Inspiring Books
"Candide” (1759) by Voltaire, this simple satire is considered to be Voltaire's greatest philosophical work. Free pdf
"The Emperor's New Clothes" (1837) by Hans Christian Andersen. Just 3 pages long, and so well written, as well as important to remember for navigating our lives. Free pdf
"Siddhartha; An Indian Tale" (1922) by Hermann Hesse. Beautiful, somewhat poetic. Hesse had been stuck with writer's block by the time he finished the 3rd or 4th chapter, but then in a session with his psychoanalyst, Carl Gustav Jung, he got the insight and inspiration for how to finish this masterpiece. Free pdf
“Zen and the Art of Archery” (1953) by Eugen Herrigel, a German philosophy professor goes to Japan to dive deep into Zen, his lifelong fascination. Free pdf
“A Search in Secret India” (1934) by Paul Brunton, an amazing spiritual quest. Free pdf
“A Search in Secret Egypt” (1936) by Paul Brunton. Unbelievable.
“Be As You Are: The Teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi” (1985) edited by David Godman. So profound, yet simple, perhaps too simple. Free pdf
“Face to Face with Sri Ramana Maharshi” Recollections of 202 people who met Sri Ramana Maharshi. Free pdf
“Autobiography of a Yogi” by Paramahansa Yogananda. Wow. Free pdf
“Living with the Himalayan Masters” by Swami Rama. Amazing. Free pdf
“I Am That” by Nisargadatta Maharaj,translated by Maurice Frydman. Clear and to the point. No spiritual materialism whatsoever. Free pdf
“The Power of Now” by Eckhart Tolle
“A New Earth” by Eckhart Tolle
“Yoga School Dropout” by Lucy Edge
“Autobiography of a Spiritually Incorrect Mystic” by Osho. Hysterically funny and bold.
“The Holographic Universe” (1991) by Michael Talbo. Mind opening.
“The Holotropic Mind” (1993) by Stanislav Grof. Mind dissolving.
“Entangled Minds” (2006) by Dean Radin. utterly incredible.
“Altered Traits” (2018) by Daniel Goleman and Richard Davidson. Super meditators studied scientifically with fMri scans and eeg's.
“The Science Delusion” (2012) by Rupert Sheldrake. So insightful.
“Histories” by Herodotus. Even though it's 2,500 years old, written is such a refreshing way.
“My Uncle Oswald” by Roald Dahl
“The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar” by Roald Dahl
"Metamorphosis" (1915) by Franz Kafka. Free pdf
"No Exit" (1944) by Jean Paul Sartre. A profound play by the existentialist author. I've read it once when I was 20 years old, and I think of it often. Free pdf
“A People’s History of the United States” by Howard Zinn
“Confessions of an Economic Hitman” by John Perkins
“UFOs for the 21st Century Mind” (2014) by Richard Dolan
“UFOs: Generals, Pilots, and Government Officials go on the Record” (2010) by Leslie Kean
“Penetration” by Ingo Swann. Unbelievable. Free pdf
"Sacred Earth: Places of Peace and Power" by Martin Gray. Incredibly beautiful coffee table book of ancient sacred sites around the world, and how profoundly inspiring it is to visit them.
"Genesis" by Sebastiao Salgado. A genius with a heart who takes amazing photos. See documentary about him called "Salt of the Earth" directed by the brilliant Wim Wenders.
"Fingerprints of the Gods" by Graham Hancock. All his books are fantastic and out of the box.