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We usually talk about our physical journeys, but there are plenty of spiritual adventures worth taking as well.

My own spiritual journey began when I picked up a copy of Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist. It wasn’t the first “New Age” book I had read, but for the first time, I felt open to receiving the guidance within those pages.

I don’t know whether I was just in the right frame of mind when I came across this book or whether it was Coelho’s parable about life that spoke to me, but from then on, I felt compelled to take Coelho’s words to heart, and look inside myself.

Similarly, the following ten books have been largely influential for spiritual seekers all over the world.

While some are more timeless than others, each will likely inspire to further your own spiritual journey.

1. The Secret

Written by Melbourne television producer Rhonda Byrne, and based on a film she created in 2004 of the same title, The Secret tells of the laws of attraction: Asking for what you want, believing in what you want, and being open to receiving it.

With a historical basis in the 19th century New Thought movement; Byrne’s book has proven to be a cultural phenomenon, making the number one spot on the New York Times bestseller list.

While some consider the book little more than slick marketing and the re-packaging of many other spiritual beliefs, the book’s cultural significance cannot be denied. It remains to be seen whether Byrne’s The Secret will stand the test of time.

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2. The Celestine Prophecy

In 1992, author James Redfield wrote and self-published his first book, The Celestine Prophecy. Since its initial publishing, it has gone on to become the most successful self-published novel ever.

The book is part adventure story (think The Da Vinci Code) and New Age spiritual novel. The book details one man’s journey through Peru as he uncovers nine spiritual insights.

While many have found the plot corny, the insights within captivate the reader into shifting their perspective.

3. The Alchemist

Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist tells the simple tale of a shepherd who journeys to the pyramids of Egypt to find his treasure is truly timeless. The lessons told of the discovery of your personal legend, being your one true purpose, and of understanding omens, are ones that speak to all people regardless of religion.

4. The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living

Inspired by the Dalai Lama’s joyful nature despite the political situation in Tibet, author Howard Cutler wanted to write a spiritual book focused towards a Western audience.

The Art of Happiness talks about the importance and attainability of happiness in everyday living. The purpose of life is to find happiness, which is determined by one’s mental state, despite outside circumstances.

This is a book likely to stand the test of time because it speaks to people without the use of spiritual rules or religious guidelines.

5. A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose

In spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle’s book, A New Earth, the author talks about reducing the ego as a means to feeling the abundance of life, because the ego is the source of all inner and outer conflict.

Tolle’s New Earth gained in popularity after Oprah selected it for her book club. Since then, Tolle’s book about the awakened consciousness has influenced millions.

6. The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success

In his classic book, Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, Chopra discusses the importance of success in life. For Chopra, success is defined as happiness and the realization of goals, although success is not limited to wealth.

Chopra lays down 7 laws found in nature used to create spiritual success. These laws include karma (cause and effect) and dharma (purpose in life). Chopra’s popularity lies in the way he is able to take ancient Vedic teachings and present them to a Western audience.

7. The Road Less Traveled

Psychiatrist M. Scott Peck’s 1978 The Road Less Traveled book takes his ideas from his background both as a psychiatrist and as a born-again Christian.

His book details the attributes that Peck feels make a fulfilled human being. Split into three sections, his book talks about discipline (as a means for spiritual evolution), love (as a force for spiritual growth) and grace.

Though this book remains popular, some may find the psychological ideas of the book to be somewhat dated.

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8. Jonathan Livingston Seagull

The tale has captured readers’ imaginations for nearly 40 years. Richard Bach’s novella reveals the story of Jonathan, a seagull whose passion for flying makes him different from other gulls.

Jonathan’s wish to perfect his flying results in being outcast from his group. At first devastating, the experience culminates in him moving to a “higher plane” where he meets other gulls like him, and his subsequent return to his flock.

Jonathan is a symbol to all those who refuse to conform for the sake of conforming, instead teaching love, forgiveness, and how to reach your true potential.

9. Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia

After a bitter divorce, author Elizabeth Gilbert took a year off to travel. She visited Italy, where she ate copious amounts of good food. She went to India to learn about spirituality. And finally, ended her journey in Bali, where she was able to discover a balance between the two: love.

Gilbert’s book Eat, Pray Love details the spiritual journey of someone in a tremendous amount of pain, to a balanced, loving human. Her story has resonated with readers everywhere, landing on the New York Times bestseller list, with plans to be made into a movie.

10. Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life’s Greatest Lesson

Mitch Albom’s book, Tuesdays with Morrie based on a series of interviews with Morrie Schwartz, his former professor who was dying of Lou Gehrig’s disease, has sold countless copies and inspired a TV movie starring Hank Azaria and Jack Lemmon.

Even after his death, Morrie has continued to touch people as he relates his ideas of love (both accepting love and giving love), shunning popular celeb culture in favor of more nurturing values and non-attachment.

What books have inspired your spiritual journeys? Share your favorites below.

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Shiromi Arserio

Shiromi Arserio is British freelance writer currently making the Hawaiian Islands her home. She is webmistress of the science fiction news site http://www.igp-scifi.com. Along with being a self-proclaimed fan-girl, she loves to explore "new worlds", most recently the Great Barrier Reef.

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  • http://intensedebate.com/people/ianmack ianmack

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  • http://intensedebate.com/people/DHarbecke DHarbecke

    Interesting titles, though not sure if they're the MOST influential. I'd add Joseph Campbell – at least "The Power of Myth" to a list like this. But hey – not my list. I enjoyed some of the titles, though – so thank you for sharing!

    Coelho's book is actually from a Polish story, but tramping through a desert is maybe a more romantic image.

    I disagree with above. Self-help is a crappy name for a genre, and easy to trash because of it. But they can hold worthwhile ideas from time to time – or what's the point of reading a book, anyway? But true, the genre is questionable for real discovery or practical advice – caveat emptor. Whatever help you get, it's half in what you get out of the book, half in what you do with the insight. In terms of self-development, if the book traps you in some little role, like being a perpetual victim, it's no better than sitting on your butt watching TV. Self-help books help those who help themselves.

  • Bjorn

    I guess that is why they are called "self-help" not "book-help" :)

  • Camina Lento

    I meant the Tibetan Book of Living and Dying written by Sogyal Rinpoche which is different to the Tibetan Book of the Dead. I recommend the first one a lot, the second one is very hard to follow. True, Sidharta was written in 1922.
    Ian you are right, these books have been read by a lot of people. But for me that doesn´t make them influential… well… now that I think about it , which is the most read book of all times?… the bible!!! and there is no argument about it being influential… Whether we like it or not.

    About self help books… ¨Nobody on earth can give you either the key or the door to open, except yourself¨ (Krishnamurti) … (yet I read his books… kind of a contradiction :)

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/DHarbecke DHarbecke

    "Help-help" would sound kinda stupid…

  • Laura K

    I have read most of the books on this list and while the article's title can be quibbled about, it's unnecessary to trash the popular self-help genre. They bring fresh ideas and new perspectives to Westerners, when we'd otherwise just go on blithely day by day as we're sucked into the immense cog of daily life. Not everyone knows where or how to start their personal journey, all they know is that they are searching. The book store comes in handy when the yearning strikes. First, Eckart Tolle. Tomorrow, maybe, Siddharta.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/ianmack ianmack

    I could change the list to "Mostly Influential" instead? Or how about "Possibly Influential?" :-D

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/VagabonderZ VagabonderZ

    I just finished A New Earth. I would definitely agree that it is a very influential book. Tolle has a great approach when discussing our egos, in that he makes it sound like it's an invading alien that will go at odds with your true happiness to survive. That we're all essentially spiritual beings at one with the universe but our egos get in the way. He talks of the next step in our evolution, the shedding of our egos, the awakening to our life purpose.

    I can't pick apart anything he says. It seems pretty bang on to me. Read this book.

    I think Ishmael (Daniel Quinn) should be on this list. That is a true eye opener and has influenced the way I view the world the most.

  • http://www.intensedebate.com/people/DHarbecke DHarbecke

    How about:
    "10 Books Most Likely to Punch Their Way Out of a Spiritual Paper Bag"
    "10 Books that Might Just Talk You In Off of the Ledge"
    "10 Thought-Provoking Books that Made It Without Oprah's Help"
    "10 Spiritual Books that Some People Rip On Because They Just Don't Get It, Man"
    "10 Largely Influential Books with Content Intended to Have Spiritual Overtones that Many Readers Have Enjoyed While Others Are Free to Voice their Opinions Respectfully and Maybe Something Good Will Come of It"

  • http://www.intensedebate.com/people/ianmack ianmack

    Great comment Laura. I'm in complete agreement. I personally found "The Secret" to be a silly rehash of better books that have come before. But that didn't stop it from becoming massively popular and getting everyone and their grandma to start talking about how "our thoughts create this world" – one of the most profound ideas ever.

    In the end, who cares whether they got it from Rhonda or the Buddha? As long as they get it.

  • http://matadortravel.com/travel-community/thiscrazyplace G

    I agree big time with Ishmael as a suggestion. It was the freshman reading book for my class when I started college, and I was really grateful that it was. If you can still see the world through the same eyes, then you're a step beyond me.

    Also, Jonathon Livingston Seagull has enjoyed the popularity throughout the years but Bach's Illusions is without rival. Anyone who enjoys The Alchemist or the ideas from that book should check it out…and between the two I would choose Illusions hands down.

    And you can't possibly overlook the classic The Little Prince. Read beyond the lines.

  • Dcc

    Most of them are New Age..

  • http://enlightenyourday.com/ J EnlightenYourDay

    The Alchemist is amazing! It's my favourite book by my favourite writer. I have a large Paulo Coelho section on my blog you should check out sometime. Inspiring list… I think Siddhartha by Herman Hesse should be added to it. I will check out the books that I have yet to read. Many Thanks….
    Jonathan

  • Spiritual Traveller

    What about Be Here Now by Baba Ram Das

  • dan

    read a couple of them and they were great,i think different books affect different people depending on the stage of life they are in,i just love to hear more and more people are opening their minds up to the spiritual world,i know i pass on what i can,the buddhas ancient path is a great book,i just think it all links up with each other and you choose your own path,keep it up people.

  • claire

    interesting to read the list and find I have already read 9/10 so I need the next 10 please? Anyone got some good recommendations along this genre?Liked all of these books and particularly anything by Coelho (though least of all his latest, The Winner Stands Alone). Tolle & Myss are also favourites. Thanks in advance

  • Alice

    Just finished Eat, Pray, Love and I’m still buzzing about it. Ishmael was great too, I read it again every few years to refresh myself. Mutant Message Down Under has a great message, but there is controversy surrounding the author and whether the book is fiction or non-fiction as the author claims. Thank you for the suggestions! I love adding new books to my forever growing list!

  • Patrick

    The author’s list is for self-help beginers. Life is about self acceptance. Try “Who Dies ?” by Stephen Levine; “Island” by Aldous Huxley; “The Myth of Freedom” by Chogyam Trunpa Rinpoche: “Man’s Search for Meaning” by Willigis Jaeger; “The Denial of Death” by Becker…and many more…

  • Latha

    Autobiography of a Yogi, by Yogananda
    Living With The Himalayan Masters by Rama Swami are the great spiritual books.

  • http://www.towardsultimate.blogspot.com subasree

    Many Lives Many Master’s by Brian Weiss is gr8 :)

  • http://www.aswetravel.com Sofia

    Yey, you included two of my favorite books; The Alchemist and A New Earth! I was hoping that you would include one of Deepak Chopra’s books as well, he has written many great ones, The Way of The Wizard for example.

  • http://www.pollytikkle.com inka stafrace

    I recently travelled to Iran and by far most family units have a book of Hafez’s poetry. Many know at least one or two of his poems by heart. He lived 700 years ago. His words dodge the censorship laws of Iran although he speaks of love in all its forms including sexual….as well as disobedience in honour of love. Its not a book in the same form the other books on the list are, (I am an Eckhart Tolle fan myself, and The Seagull gave me the courage to travel penniless through Europe at age 19) Its absolute gibber gabber when translated in English but its universally accepted in Iran that Hafez connects the persian reader to the spiritual world through his poetry much more effectively that the Quran does.

    There are enough people in Iran to make this book quite possibly a contender for your list and its also a real eye opener in the limitations of our language.

    Glad to see the Bible is not up there.

    Inka

  • carlton

    Oneness by Rasha is a book that speaks to the one spirit that is life in us all

  • Barb

    Midnights with the Mystic – Sadhguru and Cheryl Simone

    Not sure if it meets your qualifications, but “Midnights…” provides the opportunity to connect with the divine in all of us. Find a little joy and peace and find the world is more joyous and peaceful that you thought.

    joy and peace – b

  • Neha

    Dear Shiromi,

    I would like to ask you and seek for your permssion about posting the content of this site on our site, as our site is informative, and we would like to tell the world about all the latest spiritual things coming up which can chage people’s life.

    Looking forward to your early reply

    Regards

    Neha

  • http://2divineways.com Spiritual Astronomy

    I really think that Scot Aaron’s book “God’s Science: A New Look at the Bible, Stars, and Universes,” will soon be on move to the top. Here he develops a New Spiritual Cosmology based on Relativity Ratios, the Light Year (ie 10,000 years) and the whole structure of space. I hear that he is currently writing “A Celestial Cosmology: Preexistence, Relativity Ratios, Enlightenment, Afterlives ”
    anyway I went to 2divineways.com

    The ideas is to “Plug-In” to the structure of time and space for enact the transformation of Earth as Light, Like our brightest star Sirius, a representative “Earth Star”

  • Judy

    I have read 7 out of the 10 books listed here and they are all great books and I’ve gotten much out of them. I’d like to suggest a book I discovered a couple of years ago. Midnights With the Mystic by Cheryl Simone and Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev is an amazing book that has changed my life! It is the story of Cheryl’s search for the truth and meaning of our existence and her discovery of a spiritual master and guru…Sadhguru. So many of Cheryl’s questions have been my questions, too. It is a wonderful book…one worth picking up.

    Namaste,
    Judy

  • http://www.siddhayogabookstore.org.in Tushar

    Anyone who is genuinely intrested in spirituality must read Play of Counsciousness by Swami Muktananda.This book is the unforgettable account of one man’s path to enlightenment. Never before the spiritual journey been so clearly and candidly portrayed. In the process of telling the story of his own inner unfolding, Swami Muktananda performs a great service to those seeking spiritual fulfillment.

    • Bbansalin

      After reading your comment, I searched for the book on net, encountered  muktanand at wiki and was somewhat startled. Kindly go thro’ the page. I do not wish to discredit muktanand of his achievement and believe one could be both simultaneously but then the believers must be cautious.

  • http://capitalself.com/spiritualblog Spiritual Blog

    “The Secret” as a spiritual book? That’s new. Self-improvement (as claimed), that’s about all.
    Sadly, you’ve ignored the following books:
    “Power vs. Force” by Dr David R Hawkins and
    “I Am That – Talks with Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj”.

    Peace,
    Stan

  • Vishnu

    What about “The Power of NOW” , written by Eckhart Tolle ? I consider it the greatest book written in recent times, which is outstanding in its simplicity and power to transform the reader. I have experienced this personally, and I would recommend the book to any seeker.

  • David

    Any discussion of great spiritual books is lacking without emphasizing Autobiography of a Yogi. We all of course find truth in our own way, and through our own pursuits, but Yogananda’s account of his own experience in actual spiritual reality is perhaps the most meaningful story ever told.

  • Thangamuthu

    “Secret”should not be in the list.
    Siddhartha should be there.

    • Rahul

      Read Aghora-Triology (I, II and III)

  • one who awoke

    a year ago i planned to write some book about all the connected physics, to the limitless possibiljties of healthy thought. religion, philosophy, physcology, ecology. those that dont know the physics, of thought, it knows us, we feel jt, and taught …. ignorance…worse…..manipulated to ignore……..why,,,,,,,control …… we understand……..we feel whats real………freeeeedom that is worth any civil war…….survival instincts that are key, developed survival process naturally, healthy to all equal is ultimate affect.any unhealthy…….all unhealthy existance……… for us all, happiness starts thru thought, energized thru action, will be the action and indifference thats always relative………. simply real……process! ignore it? is to live in’prisoned, fear manipulates our key to simply awake, nature calls………… .

  • http://matadornetwork Revathy

    can someone tell me what to do when we feel sad…

    • Aniramharrison

       why do you want to DO something when you feel sad?  just feel it.  ride the wave.  everything passes.  without feeling sadness you cannot recognize joy.  therefore, welcome your sadness and sincerely thank it for showing up, because it is opening the door for new opportunities for you.  it is up to you to see/decide what those opportunities are.  maybe you need to sit and take stock of all the blessings you have in your life, maybe you need to change the direction in which your life is going.  if you are depressed, you just need to know that it is normal and absolutely nothing anyone says can help you until you just learn to ride the wave.  there are no magic solutions.  no one can help you until you decide to help you.  take responsibility for your own life path.  eat nothing but raw fruit and vegetables.  i mean that completely seriously.  you will see how it clears your mind and brings you focus you have never felt before.  your body and mind will respond positively to that which is good.  eating shit is not good for your body or your mind.  the SAD way we eat is pure shit.  literally.  feed you body the fuel it needs and see what it will do for you.  make one positive step forward and the Universe will take a thousand steps towards you.

      peace.

    • Darmabum

      feel sad . . . Feel it . . . 

  • tlb

    From those suggested 10 books I read at 3 of them, they were fine; but to my humble opinion all of the 10 are mostly very “mainstream”, trendy books all probably acclaimed by Oprah and read by the mass. I think there are several other good books that are just waiting to be rediscovered and that are probably more personal and less trendy.

    Man’s search for Meaning, Siddhartha, Le petit prince, citadelle, The Art of War (ok maybe strange here), Walden, The art of Love, Care of the soul, the prophet, Awareness

    I also like the power of myth suggested above.

    Tlb

    • Maitreya

      I suggest you guys read: White Lies Dark Truth, it opened my eyes to true spirituality. I have read many spiritual books in my life but this one has helped me change my inner thought processing.

  • chhavi

    a new earth and tuesdays with morrie are amust read for any spiritual seeker..they are two amazing books

    • Rahul

      Read Aghora-Triology (I, II and III)

      • unknown

        stop spamming !!! wtf ?

  • Ramchandra Kumble

    If you people want to taste spirituality , we all have to go beyond books. We should have somebody who can give practical experience of what is there in the large number of spiritual books we have in this world.

    Still if we want to have a glimpse of it I suggest you all to read : http://www.sahajmarg.org/publications/ebook/reality-at-dawn

    For a hard copy go to “contact us” in the web site and order one.

    Regards,
    Ramchandra
    http://www.rcdiamonds.com

  • vinay

    all these books are shit, study oshos books

    • Andshewas5353

      apparently you haven’t read much on respecting others’ opinions

    • Rahul

      Read Aghora-Triology (I, II and III)

  • http://www.walkingforpeace.com Mony

    I like her list – I’ve read most of the titles there, including some recommended by @chhavi and @tlb.  I also happen to believe that unless you put them into practice, spiritual ideas remain just that – ideas.  It’s living them and struggling with them that convert them into your truth.  Having walked 5000 kilometers for 13 months through 13 countries for peace, I can tell you how hard it is to live those  principles day in, day out.  It’s so easy to talk about being peace and being happiness and all those beautiful ideals – but rarely do you hear about the stuggles, the questioning and (hopefully) the triumph over fears and limitations that ultimately lead to those states we so desire.  I’ve posted my lessons learned from my Walk for Peace on my site www.walkingforpeace.com, and blog about my ongoing inner journey on http://www.leavingthemountain.blogspot.com.   Peace, Mony.

  • Princenchaudhari

    the alcheimist had changed my life,thanks sir for giving such a book

  • Shubh Vinayaka

    The Quest of the Sparrows by Kartik Sharma and published by Rupa too is a fantastic book. I found it better than The Alchemist.
    http://www.amazon.com/Quest-Sparrows-Kartik-Sharma/dp/8129118653/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1319284947&sr=8-1

    • Rahul

      Read Aghora-Triology (I, II and III)

  • Fhborden

    sermon on the mount

    • J.D

      Its really unbelievable that there is no mention of the ever so acclaimed True Story and book “THE LAWS OF THE SPIRIT WORLD by KHORSHED BHAVNAGRI. Its a Must Must Must read for anyone and everyone on this Earth. I truly wish this book is included in the schools as well. No matter, how much i try but just cant stop thinking about this books writings. Amazing journey!

  • Hugh

    AS COURSE IN MIRACLES leaves them all in the dust.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=708929688 Dima Ibrahim

    Wisdom’s Journey by JohnHerlihy

  • Cikkasridhar

    Autobiography of a Yogi, by Paramhansa Yogananda is the best book  i know related to spirituality

  • D999dude

    eat pray love? oh please.

  • Paraiso_sophia

    they joking about spiretuals

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Juan-Colorado/100003270098633 Juan Colorado

    The average white American has no spirit. For them, anything called spirituality is sufficient, since…nothing can fill the void of their “once born” beings. The great vice of the average white Aericans are:

    1. A self serving quest for conspicuous recognition.
    2. Racism, as a means of winning on an unfair playing ground.
    3. Deceit.
    4. A tolerance for disease, that is at the very minimum Satanic.
    5. The inability to know God (YHWH).
    6. Inability to take responsibility for their own “immense” short-comings, by creating scapegoats, and destroying the innocent.
    7. An innate desire, and ability, for destroying anything natural, or virtuous.

    Fortunately, it’s “game over” for the vile U.S. : ISAIAH 66:24

  • Rose Byrd

    I hope to complete reading all of these books in the next year! How about you guys?

  • Leah Mckenzie

    Me too, Rose. :)

  • Karisha Rathore

    …….

  • Matthew Stothard

    Has anyone read a book with ” IT” as a character. . Not stephen king

  • Jessica Leah Lindal

    Echart Tolle ~ living in the now!

    • Praveen Balakrishnan

      The power of NOW

  • Thor Traustason

    Tao Te Ching & The Bhagavad Gita and all sub-books coming from that.

  • Suhag Patel

    free advise..
    must read “power of your subconsicous mind” by dr. joseph murphy.

    • suniljhajee30

      Agreed, Suhag! Joseph described the power of subcon. mind very expansively in the book. I am one of the admirer of that book.

  • Rashmi Sharma

    ‘autobiography of a yogi’ has really changed my life. a must read before the end of our lifes.it has the power to change how you think.

    • Andrew Strathie

      love this book…i also have the audiobook..which i listen too whilst mowing the lawn.

  • Susanne Crabtree Arnold

    The Alchemist is great. I also really benefitted from Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda, God is a Verb by Rabbi David Cooper and Joseph Campbell’s books.

    • Anne Middaugh

      The Wisdom of No Escape by Pema Chodron

  • Alok Ganda

    I have read alchemist by paulo.. its really good, but autobiography of a yogi takes u deep down.. to the core of heart, anything above autobiography of a yogi… please suggest (alok1512@gmail.com) fwd me the e copies if u have something more better than autobio of a yogi.

  • Books on Spirituality

    This is wonderful! We curate a list ourselves on our website and we do also list Road Less Traveled, A New Earth, the Seven Spiritual Laws of Success and the Alchemist. Been thinking about posting a list of spirituality fiction and thought I might read up some of your recommendations like The Celestine Prophecy and Jonathan Livingston Seagull. Thanks for the inspiration! P.S. we are at booksonspirituality.org if you’re interested in our list. Thanks for the space!

  • Mark Severance DC

    Mutant Message Down under by Marlo Morgan.

  • Ike Martins Chukwuemeka

    Is always good to be spiritual.i love u all

  • Truth Calkins

    Tolle is a Liar and the Father of Lies.

    Unscramble his name, it is Taker To Hell.

    Eckhart Tolle is Satan the Devil, he is a Liar and the Prince of Darkness.

    Watch Growls from Within or Asilomar

    Watch Are Thoughts the Source of Ego at 6:43

    Eckhart Tolle is Satan the AntiChrist.

    Rebuke his full name, Ulrich Leonard Eckhart Tolle and watch the turmoil you will manifest by attacking him, he will come and destroy your life very quickly.

  • Hailz

    No one can walk your path for you, take only what sits well and leave the rest behind. We all grow spiritually at different times, and what is good for you is not necessary what is good for me. Always if for nothing else go with your intuition/gut. It is god given and will serve you well.

  • Nel

    Many Lives, Many Masters… Is a Good one too.. i lost the fear of death after reading this..

  • Cas

    Books of the “New Message from God” should certainly be there. Such as Steps to Knowledge, which won a year 2000 book of the year award. http://www.newmessage.org

  • Santosh

    Following are also some of the BEST spritual books:

    I Am That: Talks with Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
    THE SEVEN STEPS TO AWAKENING by Ramana Maharshi
    The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle
    Be as You Are: The Teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi

  • Marvelingeye

    Here’s my favorites, enjoy!

    1. The Universe is a Dream
    2. A Course In Miracles
    3. The Autobiography of a Yogi
    4. Barbara Brennan, Light Emerging
    5. Barbara Brennan, Hands Of Light
    6. Conversations with God trilogy
    7. Diamond in your Pocket
    8. The Tibetan Rites
    9. Jonathan Seagull
    10. Sophie’s World

    Blessings and Love!

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