Today, the idea is to share 15 different spiritual authors with you, and my favorite works by them. All of them, in my perspective are worth reading (and RE-reading).
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#1 – Osho
When I first asked my husband about his opinion of Osho, he told me that he’d heard one lecture recording, and that was enough jyana for a lifetime! Haha.
But jokes apart, the 112 Meditation Techniques, combined with mystical and practical Spirituality is literally everything we need. If you read one spiritual book by Osho, make it this one – the Vigyan Bhairav Tantra. This is also available online for free.
Also, you don’t have to read it for the Meditation techniques, just read it for the discourses. Trust me, you’ll be shaken awoke, if you aren’t already!
#2 – Caroline Myss
Myss was my introduction to the world of all things spiritual and consciousness. And I liked her even more for her NO-BS, straightforward and hard-hitting approach to practical spirituality. She is one of the finest and most seasoned spiritual authors of our time.
She talks about a range of topics in her works, from Chakras and Archetypes, to Soul Contracts and Healing. So, if I could recommend my top favorite spiritual books by Caroline Myss, they would be :
#3 – Sadhguru
It may not come as a surprise that I mention Sadhguru, because I talk about him and share his work quite frequently.
In terms of books, there are 2 very powerful works that his stout followers have written on his behalf, that I highly recommend exploring. Keep in mind that they are more mystical in nature and require reading with an open mind.
For those that don’t know, Sadhguru’s official website, Isha also has a profound spiritual blog worth reading.
#4 – Thich Nhat Hanh
This is the point in my blog post, where I start including Buddhist book recommendations. Thich Nhat Hanh is a leading spiritual and Buddhist teacher, greatly revered for dozens of publications about mindfulness and meditation.
But if you ask me, the one book that I was moved by the most, is called Old Path White Clouds. This is a gentle and profound book about the teachings of the Buddha, weaved intricately into his life’s memoir.
#5 – Sogyol Rinpoche
I was motivated to read the Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, by Sogyol Rinpoche, after I kept seeing one synchronicity after the other, to read it.
And, oh my! This is such a fine introspection on Tibetan Buddhism philosophies. Especially on the nature of death.
Simple, profound and enriching. One of the wisest spiritual books worth gifting, reading and re-reading because it is sure to spark the enlightenment within anyone that crosses its way!
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#6 – Dr Michael Newton
An unparalleled, brilliant pioneer in the space of metaphysics, with scientific backing! I wish his books were a mandate to be kept in every household, for the brilliant discoveries revealed to us about the afterlife, past lives, destiny, our life purpose and more.
I have even referred to his books to write my initial metaphysics blog, Soul Contracts. And, the two books that changed the course of my spiritual journey overnight, are :
#7 – Dr Brian Weiss
Many Lives, Many Masters was my first spiritual book, ever. And it sat so deeply, that I went ahead and got my own past life regression done!
This was my first inclination towards hypnotherapy. One so strong, I had myself wanting to become a Hypnotherapist myself.
Dr Brian is a pioneer in past life regression, and other than his classic which I mentioned above, the book Only Love is Real is food for the soul. His book is another important addition to 5 Spiritual Books Backed By Scientific Evidence.
#8 – Dr Joseph Murphy
Best known for his works, Power of Your Subconscious Mind, Dr Murphy taught me the true meaning of the Law of Attraction, and the power of manifestation.
I have successfully pestered most of my friends into reading his book, and they weren’t disappointed. You should explore his work too!
# 9 – Neale Donald Walsch
My first experience reading automatic writing. And definitely one of the finest! This interesting series called Conversations with God, is about the author Neale, having a late night conversation with ‘God’.
There are many spiritual revelations and mythbusters that debunk the purpose of religion. I learned so much, and if you read this, your spiritual truth really unfolds a lot faster than if you tried discovering it through trial and error.
This is one book series I recommend every spiritual aspirant to read. Your journey may not be complete without this!
#10 – Michael A Singer
One of the most underrated and relatable spiritual authors.
I’ve learned so much from him, and I just can’t shut up talking about both of his bestsellers :
I’ve talked in great length about the spiritual lessons his second book taught me, for anyone that’s seeking a teaser of his work.
It’s worth noting that Singer also has a wonderful Youtube Channel that goes into deeper spiritual wisdom like Karma Yoga and Dharma.
#11 – Marianne Williamson
One of my favorite spiritual messages of all time, from Marianne, is the Divine Law of Compensation. It helped me understand Karma in a way that till date, inspires me to be the best version of myself, without worrying about how the others around me are.
Marianne is most known for her teachings and reflections on a Course in Miracles, and I highly recommend listening to her lectures just as much as you read from her books.
#12 – Sonia Choquette
I first heard about Sonia when I was getting acquainted to the world of psychic senses. Though she has a number of bestsellers, I was deeply moved by her work called Trust Your Vibes.
Because in this book, over the span of short, action-based chapters meant to be read once a week, she teaches you how to step into your sixth sensory glory. There are exercises, insights and guidance on how to be more unapologetically spiritual!
This was a game changer for me – the book that also taught me to go find my tribe.
#13 – John O’Donohue
Anam Cara, Celtic wisdom, at its absolute, profound best.
My friend gave my this book in exchange for Caroline Myss’ Invisible Acts of Power, and I clung on to it dearly for over a year! There was just SO much to takeaway, and so much to let heal your heart. I recommend keeping this book at your bedside and reading a few pages every night before you sleep.
#14 – Daaji
I stumbled upon the Heartfulness Meditation by sweet fate. I was looking for a meditation group to join, and I had my eyes on Isha Kriya, but it wasn’t manifesting for me.
And then, I was called forth for the life-changing Heartfulness program, thanks to a friend.
The Heartfulness Way is a beautiful book, written by the Heartfulness leader Daaji, or Kamlesh Patel. The book goes in great depth about meditation practices for everyday life and helps answer many questions around the right way to meditate.
#15 – Anodea Judith
One of the finest spiritual authors talking in great depth about Chakras, and their association to our day-to-day life.
Her work, Chakras : Wheels of Life, is an encyclopedia of all there is to know about Chakras! So, I highly recommend exploring her work, for an all-rounded healing experience.
I have great regard for other spiritual authors such as Eckhart Tolle, Deepak Chopra and Don Miguel Ruiz. However, I was not as personally moved by their books, as I was by the authors I mentioned above.
I would however still encourage you to read and watch their content, too. They too, are noteworthy and influential in their own rights!
I hope this post inspires you to discover more awakening pearls from some of the best spiritual authors out there. Drop a comment below to let me know about some of YOUR favorite teachers!
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