As promised, on this page you will find a growing list of books to cultivate your personal practice & continue along your path of self-discovery. Take some time to read through the list, listen to your intuition, and choose 1-3 titles to get started. If you know a revolutionary text that you'd like added to the list, let us know!
Revolutionary Reading List
Art & Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking by David Bayles & Ted Orland
"Explores the way art gets made, the reasons it often doesn't get made, and the nature of the difficulties that cause so many artists to give up along the way."
Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values by Robert M. Persig
"An austerely beautiful process for reconciling science, religion, and humanism - resonant with the confusions of existence."
Awakening Shakti: The Transformation Power of the Goddesses of Yoga by Sally Kempton
"Provides a beautiful and practical guide to Tantra for activating the currents of the divine feminine in every aspect of your life."
Sacred Tibet: Interweave Shamanism, Buddhism, Magic & Myth by Philip Rawson
"Enter into the meanings of Tibetan imagery and practice, and reveal both the sources and living manifestations of Tibetan Buddhist belief and philosophy."
The Radiance Sutras: 112 Gateways to the Yoga of Wonder & Delight by Lorin Roche
"Savor one phrase at a time, over a period of days or years or a lifetime. Meditation practices from the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra to nurture your relationship with wisdom."
Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, & What it Means for Modern Relationships by Christopher Ryan & Cacilda Jetha
"Expose the ancient roots of human sexuality while pointing toward a more optimistic future illuminated by our innate capacities for love, cooperation, and generosity."
Bringing Yoga to Life: The Everyday Practice of Enlightened Living by Donna Farhi
"Draws on the core teachings of Yoga to present a practical philosophy for daily living that promotes deeper self awareness, a more meaningful spiritual life, and physical health."
The Breathing Book: Good Health & Vitality Through Essential Breath Work by Donna Farhi
"Groundbreaking approach to improving the quality of your life through the most readily accessible resource: your breath."
Eastern Body, Western Mind: Psychology & the Chakra System as a Path to Self by Anodea Judith
"Merges science and spirituality, creating a compelling interpretation of the chakra system and its relevance for Westerners today."
Moving Inward: The Journey to Meditation by Rolf Sovik
"Provides illustrated instructions and guidelines for starting a new meditation practice or enhancing and existing one."
The Joy of Partner Yoga by Mishabae
"Advice on the art of partnering reveals how to create a positive, safe, and nurturing environment - where mutual support helps both people work better and improve alignment."
The Rocks Don't Lie by David R. Montgomery
"How the mystery of the Bible's greatest story shaped geology: a MacArthur Fellow presents a surprising perspective on Noah's Flood."
High Tide in Tucson by Barbara Kingsolver
"A moral vision and refreshing sense of humor on modern motherhood, the history of private property, and the suspended citizenship of human beings in the animal kingdom."
The Tibetan Yogas of Dream & Sleep by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche
"Imparts powerful methods for progressing along the path to liberation through detailed instruction for dream yoga, including foundational practices during the waking day."
Tools for Tantra by Harish Johari
"Precise geometric forms that have been used for centuries as tools for self-realization and the attainment of mystical powers."
Ayurveda of the Mind: The Healing of Conciousness by David Dr. Frawley
"Explores how to heal our minds on all levels from the subconscious to the superconscious - with the role of diet, mantra, meditation, yoga and methods to create wholeness."
The Bhagavad Gita, translation by Stephen Mitchell
"A core text of the Hindu religion and a great philosophical poem with spiritual teachings and the 'Song of God'."
Introduction to Tantra: The Transformation of Desire by Lama Yeshe
"Presents Tantra as a practice leading to joy and self-discovery, with a vision of reality that is simple, clear, and extremely relevant to 21st-century life."
The Four Desires: Creating a Life of Purpose, Happiness, Prosperity & Freedom by Rod Stryker
"Distills the broad teachings and traditions of ancient Yoga into a roadmap for becoming the person you were meant to be."
The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz
"Offers a powerful code of conduct from ancient Toltec wisdom that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love."
Synaptic Self: How Our Brains Become Who We Are by Joseph LeDoux
"How the little spaces between the neurons—the brain's synapses—are the channels through which we think, act, imagine, feel, and remember."
Eyes Wide Open: Cultivating Discernment on the Spiritual Path by Mariana Caplan
"A guide to working with the ego and shadow self while moving through 'the labyrinth of increasing subtlety' that defines a genuine spiritual life."
The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science by Norman Doidge
"Championing neuroplasticity, its healing powers, and the people whose lives they’ve transformed"
The Art of Somatic Coaching: Embodying Skillful Action, Wisdom, and Compassion by Richard Strozzi-Heckler
"Body-oriented somatic practices in order to dissolve habits, behaviors, and interpretations of the world that are no longer relevant."
Taming Your Outer Child: Overcoming Self-Sabotage and Healing from Abandonment by Susan Anderson
"Dynamic, transformational set of strategies that pave new neural pathways and can lead to more productive behavior."
Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
"Navigating between the Indian traditions they've inherited and the baffling new world, touching stories seek love beyond the barriers of culture and generations."
The Bhakti Coloring Book: Deities, Mandalas, and the Art of Playful Meditation by Ekabhumi Charles Ellik
"Invitation to enter the path of the heart - to cultivate feelings of love and connection through coloring, meditation, and art"