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Further Reading

Some readers have asked me for further reading about subjects mentioned in my books. Here are some books that have inspired me...--AS

For readers of Luminarium

  • Neurotheology/Consciousness

    • Why God Won’t Go Away, by Andrew Newberg and Eugene D’Aquili

    • I Am a Strange Loop, by Douglas Hofstader

    • Zen and the Brain, by James H. Austin

    • The Embodied Mind, by Varela, Thompson, and Rosch

  • Network/Complexity Theory

    • The Genius Within, by Frank T. Vertosick

    • At Home in the Universe, by Stuart Kauffman

  • Misc. Science and Metaphysics

    • Programming the Universe, by Seth Lloyd

    • Biocosm, by James N. Gardner

    • The Mind of God, by Paul Davies

  • Atheistic/Skeptical Perspectives

    • Religion Explained, by Pascal Boyer

    • Dying to Live, by Susan Blackmore

    • The Unconscious Quantum, by Victor Stenger

  • Hinduism/Advaita/Kundalini

    • The Kalki Purana, trans. B.K. Chaturvedi

    • The Myths and Gods of India, by Alain Daniélou

    • Consciousness Speaks, by Ramesh Balsekar

    • The Integral Yoga, Sri Aurobindo

    • Living with Kundalini, by Gopi Krishna

  • Zen/Other Buddhism

    • Zen Training, by Katsuki Sekida

    • Dream Conversations, by Muso Kokushi

    • Mind Body Zen, by Jeffrey Maitland

    • The Myth of Freedom and Crazy Wisdom by Chögyam Trungpa

    • Hakuin on Kensho, by Albert Low

  • Contemplative Christianity/Various/Unaffiliated

    • The Path to No Self and The Experience of No Self, by Bernadette Roberts

    • Zen and the Bible, by J.K. Kadowaki

    • Emptiness Dancing and The End of Your World, by Adyashanti

    • Collision With the Infinite, by Suzanne Segal

For readers of The Savage Girl

  • The Conquest of Cool, by Thomas Frank

  • The Strategy of Desire, by Ernest Dichter

  • Madness and Modernism, by Louis A. Sass

For readers of City in Love

  • Metamorphoses by Ovid, trans. Alan Mandelbaum