BOOKS AND TAPES ON
KUNDALINI AND SPIRITUALITY
BOOKS AS GUIDES
The Cloud of Unknowing
The Diving-Bell and the Butterfly
A man paralyzed by a stroke. Capable of movement in just one eye, he is able to dictate this poignant story by blinking.
Teresa of Avila: Mystical Writings
An introduction to the life and writings of St. Teresa of Avila
Halfway Up the Mountain: The Error of Premature Claims of Enlightenment
This book helps to point out what leads to spiritual pride.
Crooked Cucumber-The Life and Zen Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki
Not only about Shunryu Suzuki's amazing and dedicated life, but wonderful teachings woven into the story.
When Things Fall Apart
The book that changed my life. She also has wonderful tape sets. See Spiritual Teachers section for where to order them.
An Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Traditional Symblos
I have used this for years as a guide to dream symbols and those that appear in our daily life.
Bones of the Master
Unfolding of a spiritual friendship and journey to Inner Mongolia
When the Spirits Come Back
A Jungian analyst who had an experience of spiritual transformation and went on to help others going through similar journeys.
The Alchemy of Illness
Her experience in living with CFS. She writes of a wider perspective about illness.
Anatomy of the Psyche: Alchemical Symbolism in Psychotherapy
Edward Edinger was a Jungian analyst, who has been a true guide.
Ego and Archetype
Third eye and Kundalini
An amazing story of a difficult path on the awakening of Kundalini.
Energies of Transformation: A Guide to the Kundalini Process
Very helpful for those of us going through pranic awakenings.
What Her Body Thought
A deeply moving exploration of the body and illness.
Journeys into Emptiness
Robert Jingen Gunn
Dogen, Merton, Jung and the Quest for Transformation.
Thich Nhat Hanh
He IS peace.
Kundalini Vidya: A Comprehensive system for Understanding and Guiding Spiritual Development
Explains the science of Kundalini. (available through Patanjali Kundalini Yoga Care: See Resource List)
The Poetry of Han-Shan
Robert G. Henricks (translator)
A 7th or 8th C. Chinese Buddhist recluse..beautiful and deeply soulful poems.
The Varieties of Religious Experience
Answer to Job
Poor Job..does suffering always bring wisdom?
Memories, Dreams and Reflections
The autobiography of Carl Jung.
Dreamtime and Inner Space: The World of the Shaman
The world of the shaman.
The Web that has no Weaver
On Traditional Chinese Medicine
Boiling Energy: Community Healing Among the Kalahari Kung
A fascinating look at the activation of num energy.
Profiles of Healing: An Encyclopedia of Indigenous Cultural Healing
Bradford Keeney, Ph.D
Ten volumes of the voices of traditional shamans and medicine people. Each one is accompanied by photographs and a digital recording that captures the prayers, sacred songs, and sounds of the culture. Life stories, personal accounts of visions, and detailed descriptions of complementary medicine practices are interspersed throughout these volumes, articulating a unique encyclopedia of the world’s healing knowledge.
Poetry that tells her/our truth.
Awakening: A Sufi Experience
Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan
Guidance on the spiritual path.
Pilgrimage of Love
Swami Shri Kripalvanandji
A pilgrim on the path of yoga for forty years.
Living with Kundalini
..a difficult rising!
Self and Others
A man who had the courage to speak his truth.
The Life of Milarepa
Translators Lobsang, Lhanlungpa
One of the Tibetan Buddhist "crazy wisdom" lineage
Poems by a wonderful Spanish poet..a quiet, deeply passionate man.
I Am That
Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
Spiritual teachings that I will turn to for the rest of my life.
Finding Freedom:Writings from Death Row
Jarvis Jay Masters
This book helped me to bear the "prison" of my illness.
The Enlightened Heart
Poetry of the heart.
Kundalini: the Arousal of the Infinite
Beautiful illustrations and comprehensive information about Kundalini.
From the Finite to the Infinite
He gives me such hope..about the blessings of a Kundalini awakening.
Kundalini: the Secret of Life
Clear, concise information about Kundalini.
Play of Consciousness
Swami Muktananda's spiritual autobiography.
The Dead and the Living
Close to the bone poetry..gives me the courage to write honestly
Sorrow Mountain: The Journey of a Tibetan Warrior Nun
Ani, Adelaide Pachen, Donnelley
An extraordinary story of courage and spiritual transformation.
Autobiography of a Yogi
The author describes his experiences and training with modern-day saints and illumined masters of India..and about the laws by which yogis perform miracles.
Descent to the Goddess
Sylvia Brinton Perara
A Jungian Analyst who uses a Sumerian myth to teach us about the underworld.
The Dark Night of the Soul
St. John of the Cross
He reminded me that when it is darkest we are really closest to the light.
Collision with the Infinite
One day she "lost" her sense of herself...
A Place in Space
A poet, activist, Zen practitioner, and lover of the natural world.
Words from the Soul: time, E/W Spirituality and Psychotherapeutic Narrative
Stuart has been a spirit guide for me and so many fortunate others.
Dewdrops on a Lotus Leaf: Zen Poems of Ryokan
John Stephens (translator)
A robe..a bowl..and great courage. A man of great love and compassion.
Clear and practical zen teachings
Branching Streams Flow in the Darkness
A collection of zen talks.
Devatma Shakti (Kundalini) Divine Power
Swami Vishnu Tirtha
Very helpful..(article by him on the web site).
Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism
Always shakes me up..I love him.
Daughter of Fire
...such courage to give up everything in order to find Truth...an lifeline for those of us who need to know that others have withstood great suffering. I am deeply indebted and grateful to her.
The Bond with the Beloved
A very honest and open autobiography written by the successor of the Sufi teacher, Irina Tweedie
The Way of Transformation: On Daily Life as Spiritual Exercise
Karlfried Graf Von Durkheim
A true guide as to the difficulties and pitfalls on the path of awakening.
The Feminine in Fairy Tales
Marie-Louise Von Franz
Myths and fairy tales have given me direction when I have been 'lost in the forest'.
The Way of the Dream
Marie-Louise Von Franz
A Jungian analyst who has taught me so much
Richard Wilhelm (translator)
An ancient oracle which has helped me enormously at difficult moments in my life.
The Pregnant Virgin
She helped give me a language for what I thought was burn out. I was in a cocoon.
The Bliss of Inner Fire
Lama Thubten Yeshe
One of the few Tibetan Buddhist books I have been able to find on the 'inner fire', Tummo.