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Recommended reading list (extended): inner development, psychology, economics, history, gardening, civilization, sexology, agriculture, esotericism, health, and more.  

Spirituality/Philosophy/Consciousness/Inner development


Title -  Author

The Albigen Papers - Richard Rose (and his other books)

Spiritual Enlightenment: the damnedest thing – Jed Mckenna (and his other books, enlightenment trilogy, the dreamstate triology and the jed talks trilogy)

Mud And water – A collection of talks by the Zen master Bassui

The conquest of illusion – J. J. Van der Leeuw

The zen teachings of Huang Po: on transmission of mind – John Blofield

Electrical Chrisitanity: L Ron gardner (have a look at his exceptional recommended reading list)

I am that – Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Skeletons – Ikkyu

Sri Ramana Gita - Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi

Meditations – Marcus Aurelius

On the taboo against knowing who you are – Alan Watts (and his other books)

Bernado Kastrup – many books

Kapil Gupta – many books

Stranger in a strange land - Heinlein

Collected works - Ramana Maharshi

Courage - Osho

Mind is a myth - U.G Krishnamurti

Bhagavad Gita - Eknath Easwaran 

Hua Hu Ching - Lao Tzu

Tao te Ching - Lao Tzu

Nothing ever happened - David Godman. 

Wake up and roar - H. W. L. Poonja

The book of life - Jiddhu Krishnamurti (and his other books)

The ultimate medicine - Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

The Ultimate Understanding - Ramesh S. Balsekar

Confusion No More - Ramesh S. Balsekar

Prinicipal Upanishads - Comments by Shankara

Siddartha - Herman Hesse 

The essential Rumi - Jelaluddin Rumi

Sein und Zeit Martin - Heidegger

Awakening to the dream -  Leo Hartong

Never Mind - Wayne Liquorman (Ram Tzu)

Ethica - Spinoza

The Science of Self Realization - A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Pabhupada

The Prophet - Kahlil Gibran

Dewdrops on a lotus leaf - Ryokan

Walden - Henry David Thoreau

Power vs. Force - David R. Hawkins (and other books)

Tomorrow's God - Neale Donald Walsch

Biology of Belief - Bruce H. Lipton

Self Reliance - Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Unbearable lightness of Being - Milan Kundera

Care of the soul - Thomas Moore

Autobiography of a yogi - Paramahansa Yogananda

The essential Gnostic gospels - Alan Jacobs

Living without a head - Douglas E. Harding

Light on Life -  Iyengar, B.

Vitality, Energy, Spirit - Thomas Cleary (and his other books)

Unlocking the Zen Koan: A New Translation of the Zen Classic Wumenguan - Thomas Cleary

A course in miracles - Helen Schuman

The way to love - Anthony de Mello (and his other books)

Writings of:

Sri Aurobindo Hymns of the mystic fire

David Frawley

Ganapati Muni



Wei Wei Wu


Ralph Waldo Emerson


Walt Whitman



Works of:










Huang Po


Lung-Gom-Pa runners from Tibet

Tendai Marathon Monks

Marathon Monks of Mount Hiei

Zen koans

The blue cliff records Zen Koans

Book of equanimity Zen koans

The gateless gate (Wumenguan) Zen koans

The true Dharma eye - Zen koan

Sand and pebbles - Zen Koans

Thich Nhat Hanh - Many books

I Ching The book of changes and the unchanging truth

Teachings of the yellow emperor (Huangdi Yinfujing) -   Four scriptures of the yellow emperor

Yellow Emperor Inner Canon (Huangdi Neijing)

Guanzi ; by Guan Zhong - master Guan

Feng Shui interior design - Eva Wong


Steel this book - Abbey Hoffman

Agora Robert - Svoboda

Holographic Universe - Michael Talbot

World as lover, world as self - Joanna Macy

The Tao of Physics - Fritjof Capa

Ageless body,Timeless Mind - Deepak Chopra

Magic and Mystery in Tibet - Alexandra David Neel

Response in the living and non-living - Jagadis Bose

Philosophy of Freedom - Rudolf Steiner

The Phenomenon of man - Pierre Teilhard de Jardin

The Ultimate Journey - Robert Monroe (Conscioussness, out of body excursions)

Realities of the Dreaming Mind: The Practice of Dream Yoga - Swami Sivananda Radha 

Possession Demonicacal and other - Oesterreich, T.K

The Rainbow body and Resurrection - Francis Tiso

Lost secrets of immortality - Barclay Powers

The flavour of liberation, vol 1,2,3 - Burgs

Beyond the veil - Burgs

Mastering the Core Teachings of the Buddha: An Unusually Hardcore Dharma Book: Daniel M Ingram

The Future of the body (a massive historical and cross-cultural collection of documentation of various occurrences of extraordinary human functioning such as healing, hypnosis, martial arts, yogic techniques, telepathy, clairvoyance, and feats of superhuman strength) - Michael Murphy


The body electric - Robert O. Becker

A new science of life: The hypothesis of Formative Causation – Rupert Sheldrake Morphogenetic fields, all-pervasisve fields unbounded by time or space.

Margins of reality: the role of consciousness in the physical world - Robert G. Jahn

The secret doctrine H.P. Blavatsky

Isis Unveiled: Secret of the Ancient Wisdom Tradition - Madame Blavatsky's

Occult Chemistry - Beasant and Leadbeater


The invisible influences: Zivorad Mihajlovic Slavinshki

Peat New Pathways: Zivorad Mihajlovic Slavinshki (and his other works)

Clearing entities: Frederick Dodson

Entity possession: Freeing the Energy body of negative influences: Samuel Sagan, M.D

You can heal anyone: Frederick Dodson (and his other books)

Geopolitics/Global history

The grand chessboard -  Zbignew Brevinsky

The Silk Roads - Peter Frankopan

In the shadows of the american century _ Alfred W. McCoy

Asia´s reckoning - Richard McGregor

The politics of heroin - Alfred W. McCoy

Wolfszeit - Harold Jahner

Red notice - Bill Browder

Lessons of history - Durant


The rational optimist - Matt Ridley (and his other books)

Ascent of humanity - Charles Eisenstein (and his other books)

Critical path - Buckminster Fuller

The Hope: A guide to Sacred activism -Andrew Harvey

Ishmael - Daniel Quinn

The Story of B - Daniel Quinn

The great disruption - Paul Gilding

World on the edge - Lester R. Brown

Plan B 4.0 - Lester R. Brown

The third industrial revolution -Jeremy Rifkin

Randall Munroe - The thing explainer 

Endgame 1 and 2 - Derek Jensen

The Value of Nothing - Raj Patel 

The 48 laws of power - Robert Greene

Phenomena: The Secret History of the U.S. Government's Investigations into Extrasensory Perception and Psychokinesis - Annie Jacobson


Awakening healing Energy through the Tao -Mantak Chia (also all his other 70 books)

Secrets of Self Healing - Dr. Maoshing Ni

Secrets of Longevity - Dr. Maoshing Ni

Su Nu Ching - Chinese Medical Taoist Text

The book of balance and harmony - Hua-ching Ni Taoist teacher

Qigong Teachings of a Taoist Immortal: The Eight Essential Exercises of Master Li Ching-Yun - Stuart Alve Olson


Sexology/Sexual energy/Celibacy

The sex connection - Alan Fitzpatrick

Taoist Secrets of love - Mantak Chia

Healing love through the tao - Mantak chia

A history of celibacy - Elizabeth Abbott

The tao of sexology - the book of infinite wisdom - Wang

The multi-orgasmic Man - Mantak Chia

The multi-orgasmic Woman - Mantak Chia

The multi-orgasmic couple - Mantak Chia

The Red Queen: Sex and the evolution of human nature - Matt Ridley

Native American Indians

Bury my heart at wounded knee - Dee Brown



Shamanism - Piers Vitebsky

The way of the Shaman - Harner

Teachings of Don Juan - Carlos Casteneda



A pattern language - Christopher Alexander

The Nature of Order - Christopher Alexander

Cradle to Cradle - William McDonough & Michael Braungart

In the Bubble John - Thackara


Lucid Dreaming

Alles over dromen - Victor Schoenmaker (Dutch Book)

The Tibetan Yogas of dreams



Life and how to survive it - Robin Skynner, John Cleese

Family and how to survive them - Robin Skynner, John Cleese

Psychology/Mental constructs

Games people play - E. Berne

Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds - Charles Mackay

Adam Grant - Originals

Skin in the game - Nassim Taleb (and his other books)

Nonviolent communication - Marshell B Rosenberg


Economics/Alternative Economics/Business

Sacred Economics - Charles Eisenstein

Economyths (ten ways that economics gets it wrong) - David Orrell

The ecology of Commerce - Paul Hawken

Confessions of an economic hitman - John Perkins

The Future of money - Bernard Lietaer

The big reset - Willem middelkoop (and his other books)

How Asia works - Joe studwell

Business Adventures - John Brooks

When money dies - Adam Fergusson

The bitcoin standard & fiat standard - Saifedean Ammous


Transformational Weightloss - Charles Eisenstein

The instinct to heal - David Servan Schreiber

Anti-Cancer - David Servan Schreiber

Healing the Gerson way - C. Gerson

The China study - Colin Campbell

Why zebra’s do not get ulcers - Robert Sapolsky

The end of food - Paul Roberts

Diet for a small planet - Frances Moore Lappé

Hope’s edge - Frances Moore Lappé

You Are What You Eat - Gillian McKeith

The New Optimum Nutrition Bible - Patrick Holford

Healthy At 100 - John Robbins

Health Wars - Philip Day

The sunfood diet - David Wolfe (and other books)

50 secrets of the world’s longest living people - Sally Beare

Sprouts, the miracle food - Steve meyerowitz

Green for life - Fictoria Boutenko

The complete book of Raw food - Julie Rodwell

Raw Food Controversies - Frederic Patenaude

The Anti-aging Plan - Roy L. Walford

Your body’s many cries for water - F. Batmanghelidj

Wild fermentation, the flavor, nutrition and craft of live culture foods - Fallon,Katz

Siesta and the Midnight Sun: How our bodies experience time - Jessa Gamble

Confessions of a medial heretic: Robert S. Mendelsohn



Primary perception : Biocommunication with plants, living foods, and human cells - Cleve Backster

Response in the living and non-living Jagadis - Chandra Bose

Victor Schauberger collection

Tuning into nature - P. Callahan

The secret life of plants - Peter Tompkins Christopher Bird. 

The secret life of nature - Peter Tompkins

The secret teaching of plants - Stephen Buhner

Perelandra Garden Workbook: A Complete Guide to Gardening with Nature Intelligences - Machaelle Small- Wright



Permaculture A Designers' manuel - Bill Mollison

The earth care manual - Patrick Whitefield

The agro rebel - Sepp Holzer

Sepp Holzer’s Permaculture - Sepp Holzer

Gaia’s Garden, a guide to home scale permaculture - Toby Hemenway

Another kind of garden (compost heating system) - Jean Pain


Alternative agricultural strategies

Secrets of the soil - Peter Tompkins

Sea Energy Agriculture - Maynard Murray

Gardening for life – The biodynamic way Maria Thun

Agriculture Course: The Birth of the Biodynamic Method  - Rudolf Steiner

One Straw Revolution - Masanobu Fukuoka

A natural way of farming - Masanobu Fukuoka

Fertility from the ocean deep - Charles Walters

Bread from stones - Julius Hensel

Eco-farm - Charles Walters

The non-toxic farming handbook - Philip Wheeler



Encyclopedia of organic gardening

The henry Doubleday Research association - Editor in chief Pauline Pears.

American Horticultural Society's A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants

Rodale’s illustared encylopedia of perennials - Ellen Philips

Perennial Vegetables - Eric Toensmeier

The new complete book of self-sufficiency - John Seymour

The complete book of raising livestock and poultry - Katie Tear and Dr. Alistair Fraser

Plants for a future - Ken Fern

Roots Demystified - Robert Kourik

The weather resilient Garden - Charles Smith

Planting green roofs and living walls - Nigel Dunnet

Bob Flowerdew’s complete fruit book -Bob Flowerdew’s

How to grow winter vegetables - Charles Dowding

Practical Self-sufficiency - Dick and James Strawbridge

Plant Pathology - George Nicohlas Agrios

The illustrated herbal - Philippa Back

Fruits and Vegetables from seed - Richard Goerer

How to make your own drugs? - James wong

Small Green Roofs - Nigel Dunnet

Edible Flower Garden - Rosalind Creasy

The vegetable garden (1880) - M.M. Vilmorin-Andrieux

Breed your own vegetable varieties - Carol Deppe

Weeds and what they tell us - Ehrenfried Pfeiffer

Weeds: control without poisons - Charles Walters

Farmers of Forty Centuries - F. H. King

Soil grass and cancer - Andre Voisin

The Dirty Life: On Farming, Food, and Love - Kirstin Kimball


Forest Garden

Creating a forest garden - Martin Crawford

Edible Forest Gardens - Eric Toensmeier/Dave Jack

Tree Crops: A permanent Agriculture -  J. Russel Smith

Agroecology - Miguel Altieri

Forest Gardening - Robert Hart

Temperate Agroforestry systems - A. G. Gordon

Agroforesty for soil management -Anothony Young

The Woodland Way - Ben Law

How to make a forest - Garden Patrick Whitefield

Designing and maintaining your edible landscape naturally - Robert Kourik

Complete book of Edible Landscaping - Rosalind Creasy


Mushrooms/Wild Food

Wild Food - Roger Phillips

Mushrooms - Roger Phillips

Mycelium Running: How mushrooms can save the world - Paul Stamets



Natural Beekeeping - Ross Conrad

Keeping Bees, a complete practical guide - Paul Peacock


Water Gardens

Plants for Water gardens - Helen Nash

Low-Maintenance Water Gardens -Helen Nash


How to change your mind - Michael Pollan (and all his other books)

The cosmic serpent - Jeremy Narby

Food of the gods - Terrance Mckenna



Calvin & Hobbes

Mr Nice - Howard Markes

Snow Crash - Neal Stephenson

Guust flater (Belgian cartoon in dutch)

Kuifje (Belgian cartoon, also called TinTin)

xkcd - Randall Munroe (and other books)


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