Recommended Reading List

As I have traveled my spiritual path, I have read a lot of books, stories, articles, etc. Many of these I found very helpful/inspiring.  Hopefully some, or all, of these will resonate with you also.

In Alphabetical Order by Author:

Altea, Rosemary:  The Eagle and The Rose
Alexander, Thea:  2150 A.D.
Bach, Richard:

  • Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah
  • Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Beattie, MelodyThe Lessons of Love.
Her story about the death of her 12-year-old son at the height of her fame.
Bloch, DouglasHealing From Depression
Brady, JoanGod On A Harley (Written for Women)
Chopra, Deepak:

  • The Return of Merlin
  • The Way of the Wizard
  • Lords of Light
  • The Angel is Near
  • The Daughters of Joy: An Adventure of the Heart

Coelho, Paulo:

  • The Alchemist: A Fable about Following Your Dream
  • The Pilgrimage: A contemporary Quest for Ancient Wisdom
  • The Valkyries

Dang, Tri Thong:  Beyond the Known: The Ultimate Goal of the Martial Arts
Dolan, Mia:  I Know Why We Are Here
Goldman, JonathanThe Lost Chord
Haitch, ElizabethInitiation
Harrington, Rosemary: Autobiographical Articles
Hawkins, Kathleen:

  • Spirit, Incorporated: How to Follow Your Spiritual Path
  • from 9 to 5

Hurst, George:  A Provocative Insight Into The Perfect You
Kavanaugh, Philip, MDMagnificent Addiction
Leadbeater, C.W. : Books about The Ancient Wisdom
Free Online at
Mallard, Colin D.:  Mr. President: A Spiritual Journey
Martin, Stephen Hawley:  The Mt. Pelee Redemption: A Metaphysical Mystery
McQuestion, Karen:  The Long Way Home
MillmanDan:  The Peaceful Warrior Series:

  • Way of the Peaceful Warrior
  • Sacred journey of the Peaceful Warrior
  • The Journeys of Socrates

Morgan, MarloMutant Message DownunderNeal, Mary, MD:  To Heaven and Back
Nelson, JohnStarborn: A Mystical Tale
Norwood, Robin:  Why Me Why This Why Now
Rampa, Tuesday Lobsang: (Available for free at
Best read in the sequence listed

  • The Third eye
  • Doctor from Lhasa
  • The Rampa Story
  • The Cave of the Ancients
  • Living with the Lama
  • You Forever
  • Wisdom of the Ancients
  • The Saffron Robe
  • Chapters of Life
  • Beyond the Tenth
  • Feeding the Flame
  • The Hermit
  • The Thirteenth Candle
  • Candlelight
  • Twilight
  • As It Was
  • I Believe
  • Three Lives
  • Tibetan Sage

Redfield, James:

  • A Trilogy: The Celestine Prophecy
  • The Tenth Insight
  • Secret of Shambhala

Ritchie, George G, MDMy Life After Dying
Roads, Michael J.: Into A Timeless Realm
Sams, Jamie:

  • Dancing the Dream
  • Sacred Path Oracle Cards
  • Midnight Song: Quest for the Vanished Ones (hard to find; out of print)

Tuck-Jenkins, LindaThe Sirian Redemption
Tweede, Irina: Daughter of Fire. Her Diary of her spiritual training w/a Sufi Master
Youngholm, TomThe Celestial Bar:  A Spiritual Journey


How to Access a Solution to a Problem; Even If Your Ego Tells You There Is None

It’s the scariest thing in the world to be in fear and trying to understand why you’re feeling it.

You want to run from it so badly.

Why is it so scary to be in the fear while trying to understand it?

The feeling (fear) passes as soon as you confront it by asking why you are feeling it.  BUT, it feels as though you are going to annihilate instead.  This is the ‘Gate of Hell that must be passed through in order to achieve your goal

It is one of the most difficult tasks you have to accomplish, and yet, it gives you the reward of self achievement that will last a lifetime, that no man can ever take away. It is a feeling so special that it is indescribable; one that is cherished because it was earned.

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The Why Allegory By Isabel Hickey

Note:  Although I did not write this myself, I’ve received a special request from its author, Issie, who is now in the Spirit World, and acts a s my astrological mentor and teacher ‘from there’.  While I was compiling my list of new articles to add to my website, she clairaudiently came to me and requested that I include her channeled allegory to my list of articles.  And of course I said:” Of course. I’d love to, Issie Thank you again for all you give to me from the Spirit World. I wouldn’t be the spiritual astrologer I am if it weren’t for you and your guidance.”  And so Mote It Be.

I leaned from the low-hung crescent moon and grasping the west-pointing horn of it, looked down.  Against the other horn reclined, motionless, a Shining One who looked at me, but I was unafraid.

Below me the hills and valleys were thick with humans, and the moon swung low that I might see what they did.

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Why Meditate?

Why Meditate?  Why take all of the necessary time and effort to develop the habit?  Why, once you do develop it, do you never ever want to stop?  Because the rewards are so fulfilling, so satisfying, so remarkable.  It is one key to changing your life,  to accepting it as perfect, just the way it is. To being able to love, bless and forgive yourself and others for anything that has caused you harm, or for any harm you may have inadvertently caused another.  It can return you to health, on all levels, physically, emotionally, mentally and introduce you to your Spiritual or Higher Self.  It is the door to the Universe, which is the Unlimited Resource for All Problems.  The Universe has the answers you seek, and you can access them through meditation, with practice, persistence and patience.  Sorry, but like everything else here on this planet, it must be earned.

So what IS meditation?   Meditation describes a state of concentrated attention on some object of thought or awareness. It usually involves turning the attention inward to a single point of reference. The benefits of the practice can engender a higher state of consciousness. Meditation is recognized as a component of eastern religions, where it has been practiced for over 5,000 years.

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