Nothing I do is mine alone. I have made nothing up, I have not invented something magical or unique. Everything I do is an accumulation of my reading, listening, experiencing, arguing, discussing, challenging and being challenged. We’re all just re-hashing each other. ūüôā

Here are some books I recommend to people. None are perfect, all encompassing or without fault, even some of the authors are debatably controversial, but there is much wisdom and nuggets for you in them. It’s not an exhaustive list, but a good place to start.

If you know me personally, you can borrow one, just ask.xx



When the Past is Present                                                         David Ricoh

The Politics of Experience and The Bird of Paradise              R.D. Laing

The Essence of Jung’s Psychology and Tibetan Buddhism¬†¬†¬†¬† Radmila Moacanin

The book on the taboo against knowing who you are            Alan Watts

Women Who Run With The Wolves                                          Clarissa Pinkola Estés

Flow                                                                                        Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Daring Greatly                                                                         Brené Brown

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts                                                Gabor Mate

Hunger, Hope, and Healing                                                     Sarahjoy Marsh

The Broken Mirror                                                                    Katharine A. Phillips

An Unquiet Mind                                                                     Kay Redfield Jamison

Mans Search for meaning                                                        Viktor Frankl

Meditations                                                                             Marcus Aurelius

The Artists Way                                                                       Julie Cameron

If you want to write                                                                  Brenda Ueland

100 Artists Manifestos                                                         Selected by Alex Danchev

 The Naked Voice                                                               Chloe Goodchild                             

Theatre of the Oppressed                                                        Augusto Boal


The Spell of The Sensuous:                                                    David Abrahm

The Brain’s Way of healing¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Norman Doidge

Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Robert Sapolsky

Behave                                                                                    Robert Sapolsky

Daniel Kahneman                                                                    Thinking, Fast and Slow


Yoga Nidra                                                                              Swami Satyananda Saraswati

Yoga Nidra for Complete Relaxation and Stress Relief           Julie Lusk

Yoga Nidra The Art of Transformational Sleep                        Kamini Desai

Yoga Nidra                                                                              Richard Miller

Kundalini Yoga: The Flow of Eternal Power:                          Yogi Bhajan

Yoga of the Subtle Body                                                         Tias Little

Inner Engineering: A yogi’s guide to joy¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Sadhguru

Inside the Yoga Sutras                                                            Reverend Jaganath Carrera

The Four Desires                                                                     Rod Stryker


Radical Acceptance                                                                Tara Brach

A Path With Heart                                                                    Jack Kornfield

Start Where You Are                                                                Pema Chödrön

The Places that Scare You                                                      Pema Chödrön

The Way of Zen                                                                       Alan Watts

Inner Revolution                                                                      Robert Thurman

A Cave in the Snow                                                                Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo

Old Path White Clouds                                                            Thich Nhat Hanh

Peace is Every Step                                                                Thich Nhat Hanh

Seven Points of Mind Training                    the 12th Zurmang Gharwang Rinpoche

Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism                                     Chogyam Trungpa

Into the Heart of Life                                                                Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo

The Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep                        Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche

The Mind Illuminated                                                               Culadasa (John Yates),

Faces of Compassion                                                              Taigen Dan Leighton

The Four Noble Truths                                                             Geshe Tashi Tsering