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Our Natural Potential – Beyond Personal Development, The Stages of Enlightenment
now available from many outlets in print and ebook formats.
Vasistha’s Yoga by Swami Venkatesananda (not the abridged) – is the most accessible translation and captures the essence of the entire text in a single volume. (the full text is 5 volumes) This is the essence of the teachings of the Ramayana, told mostly in example stories. (related article)
The Ramayana: A New Retelling of Valmiki’s Ancient Epic – Complete and Comprehensive by Linda Egenes and Kumuda Reddy. This is the larger arc of the story of Rama in an abridged form that is clear and comprehensive. (related article)
Bhagavad-Gita, translation and commentary by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. The most insightful translation I’ve seen. While he sometimes repeatedly mentions Transcendental Meditation, at the time this book was written he defined this as anything that brings you to transcendental consciousness (samadhi). This is the key to enlightenment, as the text describes. The Gita is the essence of the teachings of the Mahabharata. (related article)
Maharishi Patanjali Yoga Sutra, translated by Thomas Egenes – this is the foundation of Yoga, properly presented in it’s original text with word by word translation and English result. Without the misunderstanding of concentration or the limbs as steps of a ladder. Dr. Egenes is a Sanskrit scholar. No commentary. (related article)
Kundalini Vidya by Joan Harrigan – a decent understanding of kundalini energy and it’s awakening. Joan is both a PhD and the current lineage holder in her tradition. (buying direct is cheapest) The book is back in print. (related article)
The Yugas by Joseph Selbie & David Steinmetz – the cycle of ages based on the correction of Sri Yukteswar (Yogananda’s master). Reframes history in remarkable ways and offers a vision of the future. (related article)
American Veda, by Philip Goldberg – an excellent overview of the history of eastern ideas being brought to the west and the major proponents. And the surprising ways the western worldview has changed as a result. (related article)
Ayurveda, the Science of Self Healing by Dr. Vasant Lad – an excellent introduction to the world’s oldest natural health modality. Doshas, disease, diagnosis and treatment. (related article)
Rose Rosetree books for developing energetic literacy, training your empath gifts, healing skills, and more. Rose has a far more complete understanding than most teachers in the field. (ordering direct is ideal)(related article)
The Soul of Money by Lynne Twist – an exploration of the myths of scarcity, the truths about Sufficiency, and creating a legacy of enough. (related article)
Critical Path by R. Buckminster Fuller – a vast vision of Fuller’s perspective on the development and evolution of human civilization, global energy grids, and an original economic model of shared resources. The book is also surprisingly prescient. (related article)
Disclaimer - I don't endorse everything in these books but have found them to be the best I'm aware of. I discuss specifics on various articles on the blog. You can follow the Related Article links for more.