Resources, Bibliography, and Links


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  • Psychology Bibliography

Latest readings

Achor, Shawn
  • The Happiness Advantage
  • Healing the Core Wound of Unworthiness. Redemptive Love
  • Spontaneous Awakening
Allen, James
  • As A Man Thinketh
Aurelius, Marcus
  • Meditations
Bayda, Ezra
  • Beyond Happiness: The Zen Way to True Contentment
Beck, Olivia
  • Instant Law of Attraction: 3 Untold Remarkably Simple Exercises to Get Whatever You Want
Ben-Shahar, Tal
  • Choose the Life You Want
Bly, Robert
  • Poems of Rumi
Bob, Petr
  • Brain, Mind And Consciousness: Advances in Neuroscience Research
Bonetti, Benjamine
  • The Law of Attraction: The Secret to Creativity & Personal Wisdom
Braden, Gregg
  • The Divine Matrix: Bridging Time, Space, Miracles, and Belief
Braun, Adam
  • The Promise of a Pencil
Brian, Tom
  • Awareness Games: Playing with Your Mind to Create Joy
Brown, Brene
  • Rising Strong as a Spiritual Practice
  • The Power of Vulnerability
Burkett, Tim
  • Nothing Holy About It: The Zen of Being Just Who You Are
Byrne, Rhonda
  • The Secret
Cameron, Julia
  • Heart Steps
  • Reflections on the Artist’s Way
Castaneda, Carlos
  • A Separate Reality: Further Conversations with Don Juan
  • The Active Side of Infinity
  • The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge
Chandler, Steve
  • 100 Ways to Motivate Yourself: Change Your Life Forever
  • 17 Lies that Are Holding You Back and the Truth that Will Set You Free
  • Time Warrior: How to defeat procrastination, people-pleasing, self-doubt, over-commitment, broken promises and Chaos
  • The Prosperous Coach: Increase Income and Impact for You and Your Clients
Ching, Julia
  • Confucianism & Taoism
Chodron, Pema
  • Bodhisattva Mind
Chopra, Deepak
  • Ageless Body, Timeless Mind
  • Creating Your World the Way You Really Want it to Be
  • The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success
Cialdini, Robert B.
  • Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion
Coelho, Paulo

  • The Supreme Gift
Covey, Stephen R.
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Dalai Lama
  • Beyond Religion
  • The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World
Dyer, Wayne
  • Being in Balance
  • Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life – Tao
  • Creating Your World the Way You Really Want it to Be
  • Everyday Wisdom
  • Excuses Begone!: How to Change Lifelong, Self-Defeating Thinking Habits
  • Himmel auf Erden ist kein Ort, es ist eine Entscheidung
  • I Can See Clearly Now
  • It’s Never Crowded Along the Extra Mile: 10 Secrets for Success and Inner Peace
  • Real Magic
  • The Importance of Being Extraordinary
  • The Power of Intention: Learning to Co-Create Your World Your Way
  • The Secret of the Power of Intention
  • There’s a Spiritual Solution to Every Problem
  • Wayne Dyer’s Ultimate Library
  • Wisdom of the Masters
  • Wishes Fulfilled: Mastering the Art of Manifesting
Damasio, Antonio R.
  • Descartes’ Error: Emotion, Reason and The Human Brain
Dooley, Mike
  • Notes from the Universe: New Perspectives from an Old Friend
Duckworth, Angela
  • Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance
Duhigg, Charles
  • The Power of Habit
Easwaran, Eknath
  • Essence of the Upanishads: A Key to Indian Spirituality
  • The Bhagavad Gita
Efron, Louis
  • How to Find a Job, Career and Life you Love
Elrod, Hal
  • The Miracle Morning
Gaines, Edwene
  • The Four Spiritual Laws of Prosperity
Gerber, Richard
  • Exploring Vibrational Medicine
Gilbert, Daniel Todd
  • Stumbling on Happiness
Gilbert, Elizabeth
  • Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear
Goddard, Neville
  • Imagination Creates Reality
  • Infinite Power
  • The Power of Awareness
Goldacre, Ben
  • Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks, and Big Pharma Flacks (Ben Goldacre)
Gordon, Jon
  • Training Camp: What the Best Do Better Than Everyone Else
Haidt, Jonathan
  • The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom
Hanh, Thich Nhat
  • Fear: Essential Wisdom for Getting Through the Storm
  • The Art of Mindful Living
  • The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching
Hardy, Darren
  • The Compound Effect (Darren Hardy)
Holiday, Ryan
  • The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living
  • The Obstacle Is the Way
Hollis, James
  • Through the Dark Wood: Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life
Hooper, David
  • The Rich Switch: The Simple 3-Step System to Turn on Instant Wealth Using the Law of Attraction
Ingerman, Sandra
  • Shamanic Visioning: Connecting with Spirit to Transform Your Innter and Outer Worlds
Jakes, T.D.
  • Destiny: Step into Your Purpose
  • Instinct: The Power to Unleash Your Inborn Drive
  • Reposition Yourself: Living Life Without Limits
Karia, Akash
  • How Successful People Think Differently
Kass, Abe
  • Assertive Behavior: Assertiveness Training
Kasulis, Thomas P.
  • Shinto: The Way Home: Dimensions of Asian Spirituality
King, Serge Kahili

  • Instant Healing
Kopp, Zensho W.
  • Tao Te King
Kornfield, Jack
  • Das weise Herz: Die univ. Prinzipien buddhistischer Psychologie
  • The Jewel of Liberation: … End of Suffering
Linn, Denise
  • Energy Strands: The Ultimate Guide to Clearing the Cords That Are Constricting Your Life
Maxwell, John C.
  • The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth
  • Thinking for a Change: 11 Ways Highly Successful People Approach Life and Work
McKeown, Greg
  • Essentialism
Mensah, Nicholas Y.
  • The Power of Inner Ability: 3 Most Powerful and Infallible Laws of Life
Millman, Dan
  • The Twelve Gateways to Personal Growth
Miro-Quesada, don Oscar
  • Healing Light: An Apprenticeship in Peruvian Shamanism
Mitchell, Stephen
  • Tao Te Ching
Moorjani, Anita
  • Dying to Be Me: My Journey from Cancer, to Near Death, to True Healing
Morter, Sue
  • The Energy Codes: The 7-Step System to Awaken Your Spirit, Heal Your Body, and Live Your Best Life

Moyers, Bill

  • Healing and The Mind
Murphy, Joseph
  • The Power of Your Subconscious Mind
Murphy-Hiscock, Arin
  • The Green Witch: Your Complete Guide to the Natural Magic of Herbs, Flowers, Essential Oils, and More
Myss, Caroline
  • Spiritual Madness
Neill, Michael
  • Effortless Success
Palmer, Parker J.
  • Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation
  • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Parr, A. J.
  • Understanding Eckhart Tolle: The Power of Living in the Now
Peck, M. Scott
  • Abounding Grace: An Anthology of Wisdom
  • The Road Less Traveled: A New Psychology of Love, Values, and Spiritual Growth, 25th Anniversary Edition
Piketty, Thomas
  • The Economics of Inequality
Pinker, Steven
  • The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature
Piper, John
  • Don’t Waste Your Life
  • Risk Is Right: Better to Lose Your Life Thank to Waste it
Pollan, Michael
  • How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence
Prentiss, Chris
  • Zen and the Art of Happiness
Radin, Dean
  • Real Magic: Ancient Wisdom, Modern Science, and a Guide to the Secret Power of the Universe
Redfield, James
  • The Celestine Prophecy: An Adventure
  • The Secret of Shambhala
  • The Tenth Insight: Holding the Vision, A Concise Guide
Rohr, Richard
  • Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life
Ruiz, Don Miguel
  • The Fifth Agreement: A Practical Guide to Self-Mastery
  • The Four Agreements
  • The Tao of Seneca: Practical Letters from a Stoic Master Volume 1
Silver, Tosha
  • It’s Not Your Money: How to Live Fully from Divine Abundance
Soho, Takuan
  • The Unfettered Mind
Soukup, Ruth
  • Living Well, Spending Less
Stanley, Andy
  • Communicating for a Change: Seven Keys to Irresistible Communication
Sterner, Thomas M.
  • The Practicing Mind
Suhlmann, Robert G.
  • Brain Imaging: What It Can (and Cannot) Tell Us about Consciousness
Taleb, Nassim Nicholas
  • Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder
Tallis, Raymond
  • Aping Mankind: Neuromania, Darwinists and the Misrepresentation of Humanity
Tanahashi, Kazuaki
  • The Essential Dogen: Writings of the Great Zen Master
Tejaniya, Sayadaw U.
  • When Awareness Becomes Natural: A Guide to Cultivating Mindfulness in Everyday Life
Thielke, Joel
  • Spiritual Cleanse: Train Your Brain to Stop Negativity with Self-Hypnosis, Meditation, and Affirmations
Tieger, Paul D.
  • Do What You Are
Tolle, Eckhart

  • Freedom from the World
  • The Importance of Being Extraordinary
  • The Journey Into Yourself
Trungpa, Chogyam
  • Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism
  • Smile At Fear
Ueland, Brenda
  • If You Want to Write: A Book about Art, Independence, and Spirit
Vasudev, Sadhguru Jaggi
  • Inner Engineering: A Yogi’s Guide to Joy
Villoldo, Alberto
  • Grow a New Body: How Spirit and Power Plant Nutrients can Transform Your Health
Vitale, Joe
  • The Secret to Attracting Money
Wapnick, Kenneth
  • Living ‘A Course in Miracles’
Watts, Alan
  • The Way of Zen
  • The Wisdom of Insecurity: A Message for an Age of Anxiety
Weiss, Brian L.
  • Many Lives, Many Masters: The True Story of Psychiatrist, His Young Patient, and Past-Life Therapy
Welsch, Neale Donald
  • The Heart of Truth
Williamson, Marianne
  • A Return to Love
Yogananda, Paramahansa
  • The Law of Success: Using the Power of Spirit to Create Health, Prosperity, and Happiness
Zukav, Gary
  • The Seat of the Soul: 25th Anniversary Edition
  • Great Lists. Silly thought…. in that Disney movie, Mulan, the ancestors can talk and give advice. Were I to have the ability to choose my sages, I think Dyer, Watts, and Lao Tzu would be there in some squiggly cartoon form. No doubt telling me what to do by telling me absolutely nothing at all; tis the riddle of the tao/zen way. Absurd, I know, but still silly and fun to imagine.

    • Thanks for your stimulating comment! You’ve just picked some of my favorites. And, I love your idea regarding teaching ancient wisdom to (small and big) children that way! Maybe we could start such a children book project before Disney brings it in movie form?:-). Many of the great ancient wise teachings are timeless and yet, as you say, in some ways also useless; I agree. There are things today that should be changed (e.g., war, hunger). Therefore I’d like to politically engage either directly or in a way to accelerate the change in collective consciousness to make the changes happen. Instead of monk-like radiation of love only, why not pointing to what causes harm? Like Gandhi did. Without violence. I struggle with meditation as I prefer thinking actively about the past and the future (more specifically about the extreme ends, birth, and death) as the points in time where the timelessness of the human mind reveals much more than in the present. Running, and walking meditation (with audio-books) is fine though, but never tried it naked as you’ve reported your practices:-)). What do you think would make the (ancient) teachers more relevant/practical to you?

      • They are still relevant in society today, which is why there is such a huge trend towards Zen practices. Sometimes, you need to change the setting all together though, while keeping the message, so a new generation can relate. But their wisdom is timeless. And since it is so accepting, it will continue for years to come as other philosophies/religions will fall due to antiquated morays.
        You can’t teach anyone anything they are not ready to learn, and for some reason, we have to learn things the hard way. Riddled fables and open ended inquiries are probably just the teacher’s way of having fun with the fact that no one will listen to them anyways, until it resonates and becomes the missing piece inside them.
        I wonder if you can’t invoke or inspire a person to get to that learning space quicker; where they are more receptive. Maybe that’s what ancient teaching styles attempted to do.
        Too funny, I’m right there with you… terrible meditator, too passionate to sit quietly, and wanting so badly to be able to help affect that change. Very unZen of me. 🙂
        So obviously I would love to collaborate, even if it only appeared like a think tank, in the hopes that one of those thoughts was able to take root.
        I’m trying something new this week. A child’s fable, with eastern symbolism, and a satirical reflection of today’s society. But instead of asserting righteousness, emotions, etc, I have been trying to keep it open for the reader to learn what they are ready to learn.
        I will shoot you a link to the draft when I’m finished this weekend.
        Thank you for the conversation.

      • Yes, you are (unfortunately) right: Only when the student is ready. And you name it: The central question, for me too, is in fact how to make people think. One aspect to consider is lifespan development. For example, because young people believe that they live forever, they also might have different priorities than later in life. As realistic as possible, I would induce the awareness of mortality to everybody, from early years. We all are the same distance from death! Only in the face of death, we can overcome our fears; the fears that stand between us and our time- and limitless nature. Secondly, I would uproot people from any specific culture/society, so they have to identify themselves as human beings and world citizens rather than as members of any mutually exclusive and separating society, community, or group, what is the cause of any conflict and war.
        Your idea with the child story sounds great. I think it is an excellent way to educate (especially things that parents and school do no tell). Yes, please let me know, and I am very happy to provide (early) feedback. It would be even an honor.
        Yes, let’s figure out how we shape and promote an evolved version of meditation (possibly with a bit more agitation than in the most tamed Zen monk version). I found (for me) a formula that might make sense more generally. I am currently documenting it. It would be great if I could share it with you also pre-publication.

  • Saddest sociological behavior for me by far: the need to separate an us vs. them.
    I would be honored, and most likely enlightened. I can’t find a meditation practice I can stick to, other than chi walking. I like the concept of agitated meditation, very intriguing.

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