The world is very different than when I first realized there was more to life than the five senses. Synchronicity was not in the everyday vocabulary, and there were no social media where people could compare notes about their experiences.
I will tell more of my story as time goes on, and it will be available in my updated version of a book I wrote in 2001 titled Spiritual Writing from Inspiration to Publication, due out in its second edition in the Spring. When a person becomes aware of their spiritual nature, it can become frightening. We are conditioned to believe in a shared reality that today can seem pretty bleak. For my purposes, awakening to a spiritual path is like a rumbling in the soul that drives you to seek out more meaning to existence. Maybe you are experiencing weird things like telepathy or precognitive dreams. Perhaps you know something about other people you have no way of knowing. Whatever it is, there can be no other answer, but you may not know the question.
You can follow this category of our blog for more spiritual items. Let’s start with what I believe are some good primary texts to set you on your path. I would love to hear your recommendations. There are many books that are helpful, but these inspired me. To be honest, I am pretty old school.
- Initiation by Elisabeth Haich
- Joy’s Way by Dr. Brugh Joy
- Autobiography of a Yogi
- Anything by Krishnamurti
- Anything by Manly Hall
Initiation: According to the Description the book is an autobiography that connects the twentieth-century European life of internationally beloved teacher Elisabeth Haich and her lucid memories of initiation into the hidden mystical teachings of the priesthood in ancient Egypt. It reveals her insights into the subtle workings of karma, reincarnation, and spiritual development.
When I first read this book it was the first time I learned of the process of mystical initiation. I recall it was not an easy book to read, but it is engaging. We have a few copies available.
Joy’s Way opened my awareness to the existence of healing energies. This book helped me make sense of what I was experiencing. I liked the humility in this book as it shares how Dr. Joy discovered the subtle energies through his work.
Autobiography of a Yogi is a classic spiritual book that was named one of the best 100 Spiritual books of the 20th century. It tells the story of Paramahansa Yogananda and introduces the reader to the ancient science of yoga. I know it is a good book, but I had trouble getting through this one, so if you can’t, don’t feel bad. However, I love the vibe of the book. We can order it in, or you can find it almost anywhere.
Krishnamurti I love the energy of the books by Krishnamurti because he was so reluctant to become what people around him wanted him to become. He guides you to find the God within yourself. Very wise.