|What books would you recommend that relate to these sorts of Mystical
and Gnostic ideas?
On June 20th 2008, J. from the UK wrote:
> comments: What a truly superb website!
> I have recently begun my own path into similar thinking, reading Jung, Blavatsky, Plato, Goethe, Steiner, and many more whilst abandoning my mistrust of major religion (clearly damaged by dogmatic, patriarchal elements) slightly to study Hinduism, Buddhism and Taoism. I can honestly say that I have come to much the same conclusion as you and it is comforting to find elements of your argument extremely compelling and similar to my own thinking. I was wondering if you could add a section pointing to books or authors you recommend or rate as being important? Often studying or buying expensive books in the gnostic/mystic/pantheist genre can be extremely hit or miss! This would be much appreciated.
> Many thanks & good luck with everything!
Thanks for your email and the positive feed back. Indeed in these the latter days of the latter age, more and more people are coming to the realization or at least starting to suspect that their real identity is not what it seems, and that ultimately they and everyone is God.
What relevant books can I recommend. There is a bibliography section on the website, though it’s not obvious; the link is at the bottom right corner of each page. To go there directly the URL is:
However not all the books listed I’d recommend or else are suitable as introductory texts. Some good volumes I think are important and recommend? There are not very many books that deal mainly and directly with the idea that 'everyone is God'. There are many many books that either allude to the notion or else mention it ever so briefly without much furthur elaboration. Some books with a high level of mystical action going on or else are clear and accessible on the matter would be:-
Anything of the UPANISHADS - Ancient Hindu Gnostic texts
Bhagavad Gita - Any translation except the Hare Krishna sect version, i.e. Penguin, OUPress etc.
Gospel of John - New Testament/Bible, NIV translation is fine.
Lotus Sutra - An important Buddhist text
The Power of Myth - Joseph Campbell
The Tantric Way - Mookerjee & Khanna
Intoducing Tantra - Lama Yeshe
Tao of Physics - Fritjof Capra
Mind of God - Paul Davis - This is science meets God more on the science side. Very Cosmic!
Introducing Buddha & Introducing Eastern Philosphy - these are very simple to understand and actually contain some quite advanced ideas, Simple but highly recommendable.
The Complete Guide to World Mysticism - Timothy Freke & Peter Gandy - Don't know if this is still availible. Generally their books are good. They totally know that everyone is God.
Anyway, I could go on but these are a collection of, I believe, accurate reliable and 'safe' books on mystical/spiritual matters.
If you don't mind me asking where in the UK are you and how did you come across the website?