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Eastern:

 The Secret of the Golden Flower

 Foundations of Tibetan Mysticism

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and the Siddhas

 Zen Essence (Shambhala Dragon Editions)

 Hua Hu Ching : Unknown Teachings of Lao Tzu, The

 The Androgyne: Reconciliation of Male and Female (Androgyne Ppr)

 The Multi-Orgasmic Couple : Sexual Secrets Every Couple Should Know

 The Perfection of Wisdom in Eight Thousand Lines and Its Verse Summary

The Sovereign All-Creating Mind the Motherly Buddha: A Translation of Kun Byed Rgyal Po'I Mdo

 Green Man, Earth Angel: The Prophetic Tradition and the Battle for the Soul of the World

 Mother of the Universe : Visions of the Goddess and Tantric Hymns of Enlightenment

The Myth of Enlightenment: Seeing Through the Illusion of Separation

 Tao Te Ching, 25th-Anniversary Edition (Vintage)

 I Ching, The Oracle of the Cosmic Way

 Freedom from the Known

 The Secret Life of Water

 The Supreme Self

 

Western:

 One Taste

 Silent Power

 The Wholly Bible, what I intended

The Coming of the Feminine Christ

 SOPHIA: Goddess of Wisdom, Bride of God

The Wedding of Sophia: The Divine Feminine in Psychoidal Alchemy

 Jesus and the Lost Goddess : The Secret Teachings of the Original Christians

 Medicine for the Earth: How to Transform Personal and Environmental Toxins

 Sophia, goddess of wisdom: The divine feminine from black goddess to world-soul

 Soul Retrieval: Mending the Fragmented Self Through Shamanic Practice

 Androgyny: The Opposites Within (Jung on the Hudson Book Series)

The Great Cosmic Mother : Rediscovering the Religion of the Earth

 Codependence / The Dance of Wounded Souls

 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl

 The Magdalen Manuscript

 Tropic of Capricorn

 The Infinite Way

Transfigurations

 

 

More suggested reading

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AUTOBIOGRAPHY/SPIRITUALITY

 

The Passion According to G.H.

by Clarice Lispector

 

An immensely profound literary voice. One of the best.

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Tropic of Capricorn

by Henry Miller

 

Arguably one of the greatest autobiographical novels ever written.

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The Coming of the Feminine Christ

by Niamh Clune

 

A mystical memoir and alchemical work on the feminine aspect of the Christ.

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Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

by Annie Dillard

 

Brilliant prose about the wonder of the natural world.

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Mister God, this is Anna

by Fynn

 

The wonderful story of a young girl's true relationship with God.

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Initiation

by Elizabeth Haich

 

A woman's spiritual experiences from her past life in ancient Egypt.

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Mutant Message Down Under

by Marlo Morgan

 

A woman's journey in the outback with a truly spiritual tribe.

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The Dharma Bums

by Jack Kerouac

 

A classic book of alternative Buddhist inspiration.

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MYSTICISM/COMPARATIVE-RELIGION/ALCHEMY

 

Freedom From The Known

by Jiddu Krishnamurti

 

A succinct offering of Krishnamurti's essential teachings.

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The Book of Secrets

by Osho

 

Most books by Osho are splendid, as is this one.

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The Sovereign All-Creating Mind-The Motherly Buddha: A Translation of Kun Byed Rgyal Po'I Mdo 

Translated by: E.K. Neumaier-Dargyay

 

One of the most unique, most important, and most over-looked books on Buddhism. Highly recommended.

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Foundations of Tibetan Mysticism

by Anagarika Govinda

 

A lucid work clearly outlining the essentials of Tibetan Buddhism.

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The Secret of the Golden Flower

Translated by Thomas Cleary

 

Sublime and subtle. An important distillation of Chinese alchemy.

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The Wedding of Sophia: the Divine Feminine in Psychoidal Alchemy

by Jeffrey Raff

 

A most unique book on alchemy and alternative Christianity.

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Soul Retrieval: Mending the Fragmented Self Through Shamanic Practice

by Sandra Ingerman

 

An incredibly important, modern book on practical shamanism.

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Jesus and the Lost Goddess : The Secret Teachings of the Original Christians
by Timothy Freke and Peter Gandy

 

A unique exploration of the Goddess Sophia and Christ.

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The Essential Tao : An Initiation into the Heart of Taoism Through the Authentic Tao Te Ching and the Inner Teachings of Chuang-Tzu

Translated by Thomas Cleary

 

The Tao as rendered through the translations of the incomparable Thomas Cleary.

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Zen Essence

Translated and edited by Thomas Cleary

 

If you would read only one book on Zen Buddhism, then this ought to be the one.

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The Essential Rumi

translated by Coleman Barks

 

Poetry, spirituality, and sensuality. Rumi is a treasure.

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GODDESS DEVOTION

 

Mother of the Universe : Visions of the Goddess and Tantric Hymns of Enlightenment

poems by Ramprasad

translated by Lex Hixon

 

An ecstatic homage to the Goddess.

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More books

Buddhism

-kun byed rgyal po'i mdo (The Sovereign All-Creating Mind, The Motherly Buddha), Trans. Eva Neumaier-Dargyay

Kindly Bent to Ease Us, Longchenpa.

Dhammapada, trans. Harischandra Kaviratna

Buddhist Wisdom: The Diamond and Heart Sutras,  trans. Edward Conze

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Tibetan Buddhism

Foundations of Tibetan Mysticism, Lama Anagarika Govinda

The World of Tibetan Buddhism, H.H. the Dalai Lama

The Tibetan Book of the Dead, trans. Robert A.F. Thurman

Introduction to Tantra, Lama Yeshe

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Zen Buddhism

Zen Essence, ed. Thomas Cleary

Moon in a Dewdrop, Dogen,

The Three Pillars of Zen, Kapleau, Roshi Philip,

Essays in Zen Buddhism, Suzuki, D.T.

Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind, Suzuki, Shunryu.

Sutra of Hui Neng, trans. Thomas Cleary

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Mystical Christianity

Confessions, Saint Augustine

Pilgrim’s Progress, John Bunyan

The Light Within You, John Claypool

The Cloud of Unknowing, anonymous

Meister Eckhart, Meister Eckhart

Jesus and the Goddess, Timothy Freke and Peter  Gandy

Son of Man, Andrew Harvey

The Variety of Religious Experience, William James

The Coming of the Feminine Christ, Naomi Klune

The Wisdom of the Desert Fathers, Thomas Merton

The Science of Love and Key to Immortality: The Third Testament, and Steps in the Way, Ida Mingle

Nag Hammadi Library, various

The Gnostic Gospels, Elaine Pagels

New Testament with Apocrypha

The Lost Books of Eden

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Comparative Religion

The Marriage of East and West, Bede Griffiths

The Way of Wonder, Jack Haas

Perennial Philosophy, Aldous Huxley

The Two Hands of God, and The Way of Liberation, Alan Watts

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Hinduism/Tantra

Astavakra Gita

Bhagavad-Gita

Uddhava Gita

The Crest Jewel of Discrimination, Shankara

Mother of the Universe, Lex Hixon

Tantra, Georg Feuerstein

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Sufism

The Mysticism of Music, Sound, and Word, Hazrat Inayat Kahn

The Way of the Sufi, Idries Shaw

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Shamanism

The Art of Dreaming, and Tales of Power, Carlos Castaneda

The Way of the Shaman, Michael Harner

Soul Retrieval, Sandra Ingerman

Dreamgates, Robert Moss

The Cosmic Serpent, Jeremy Narby

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Alchemy

Chymical Wedding, Lindsay Clarke

The Grail Legend, Marie-Louise von Franz, and Emma Jung

The Tower of Alchemy, David Goddard

Hermetica

Psychology and Alchemy, Carl Jung

Alchemical Studies, Carl Jung

Mysterium Coniunctionis, Carl Jung

The Kybalion, the Three Initiates

Androgyny, June Singer

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Taoism/Chinese Philosophy

The Tao of Pooh, Benjamin Hoff

Prayer of the Heart, Seng T'san

The Essential Chuang Tzu,  Chuang Tzu

Tao te Ching, Lao Tzu

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Independent Thinkers

Selected Writings of Artaud, Antonin Artaud

The Voice of Silence, H.P. Blavatsky

Sartor Restorus, Thomas Carlyle

A Short History of Decay, and The Trouble With Being Born, E.M. Cioran

Book of Lies, The Book of Thoth, and The Law is for All, Aleister Crowley

The Secret Life of Water, Masaru Emoto

Rebels and Devils, Christopher Hyatt

Lifting the Veil, David Icke

Apology for Wonder, Sam Keen

Mind is a Myth, U.G. Krishnamurti

The Teenage Liberation Handbook, Grace Llewellyn

The Hamlet Letters, and The Wisdom of the Heart, Henry Miller

The Law and the Promise, and Resurrection, Neville

A Crack in the Cosmic Egg, Joseph Chilton Pearce

Shambhala, Nicholas Roerich

The Enlightenment Book, Chuck Spezzano

Life Between Death and Rebirth, Rudolph Steiner

A Brief History of Everything, Ken Wilber

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Autobiography

The Bridge Across Forever, and One, Richard Bach

Letters from a Living Dead Man, Elsa Barker

The Impersonal Life, Joseph Benner

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, Annie Dillard

Mr. God, This Is Anna, Fynn

In, and Of, and Roots and Wings, Jack Haas

Initiation, Elisabeth Haich

Dharma Bums, and On the Road, Jack Kerouac

Tropic of Cancer, and Tropic of Capricorn, Henry Miller

The Black Butterfly, Richard Moss

The Island Within, Richard Nelson

Anais Nin's Diaries, Anais Nin

Peace Pilgrim, Peace Pilgrim

Walden Pond, Henry David Thoreau

Mutant Message from Down Under

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Art/Mysticism

Transfigurations, Alex Grey

Tarot Revisioned, Leigh McCloskey

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