Recommended Reading


Here is a list of all the books and audio books we recommend, sorted into various categories. If you know of any similar ones you think we might like, please, post links to them in the comments below.

NOTE: These lists are ordered by transformative potential and relevance to the progressive community.

NOTE: These lists are constantly being updated, upgraded and reorganized as we discover new books.

Spirituality and Mysticism:

  1. The Power of Now (audio available) – Eckhart Tolle
  2. A New Earth (audio available) – Eckhart Tolle
  3. Stillness Speaks (audio available) – Eckhart Tolle
  4. A Path With Heart (audio available) – Jack Kornfield
  5. The Untethered Soul (audio available) – Michael A. Singer
  6. In the Face of Fear: Buddhist Wisdom for Challenging Times – many authors
  7. Life After Death: The Burden of Proof (audio available) – Deepak Chopra
  8. After the Ecstacy, The Laundry (audio available) – Jack Kornfield
  9. The Case for God (audio available) – Karen Armstrong
  10. Jesus Lived in India – Holger Kersten
  11. The Bhagavad Gita (audio available) – author unknown
  12. Forged: Writing in the Name of God (audio available) – Bart D. Ehrman
  13. Your Buddha Nature: Teachings on the Ten Perfections audio only) – Jack Kornfield
  14. True Meditation (audio available) – Adyashanti
  15. The Way of the Peaceful Warrior (audio available) – Dan Millman
  16. Awareness (audio available) – Anthony DeMello
  17. Remember, Be Here Now – Ram Dass
  18. The Secret (audio available) – Rhonda Byrne
  19. The Secret: Daily Teachings – Rhonda Byrne
  20. The Book: On the Taboo of Knowing Who You Are (audio available) – Alan Watts
  21. Tao Te Ching (audio available) – Lao Tzu
  22. Together We Are One – Thich Nhat Hanh
  23. Journey of Awakening (audio available) – Ram Dass
  24. The Mission of Art – Alex Grey
  25. Conversations With God (books 1-3)(audio available) – Neale Donald Walsch
  26. Seth Speaks: The Eternal Validity of the Soul (audio available) – Jane Roberts and Robert F. Butts
  27. The Law of One (audio available) – Don Elkins, James Allen McCarty and Carla Rueckert
  28. The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (audio available) – Don Miguel Ruiz
  29. The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason (audio available) – Sam Harris
  30. Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion (audio available) – Sam Harris
  31. Letter to a Christian Nation (audio available) – Sam Harris
  32. DMT: The Spirit Molecule (audio available) – Rick Strassman
  33. The Complete Infidel’s Guide to the Koran (audio available) – Robert Spencer

Society and Culture:

  1. The Ascent of Humanity (audio available) – Charles Eisenstein
  2. The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible (audio available) – Charles Eisenstein
  3. The Global Brain: The Awakening Earth in a New Century – Peter Russell
  4. Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software – Steven Johnson
  5. Global Brain: The Evolution of Mass Mind from the Big Bang to the 21st Century – Howard Bloom
  6. The Empathic Civilization: The Race to Global Consciousness in a World in Crisis – Jeremy Rifkin
  7. Conscious Evolution: Awakening Our Social Potential – Barbara Marx Hubbard
  8. The Age of Empathy (audio available) – Frans Waal


  1. Emotional Intelligence (audio available) – Daniel Goleman
  2. Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain (audio available)- David Eagleman
  3. Our Inner Ape (audio available) – Frans De Waal
  4. Food of the Gods (audio available) – Terence Mckenna
  5. The Neuroscience of Everyday Life (audio only) – Sam Wang
  6. This is Your Brain on Music (audio available) – Daniel J. Levitin
  7. The Art of Happiness (audio available) – Dalai Lama
  8. The Psilocybin Solution – Simon G. Powell


  1. Social Intelligence (audio available) – Daniel Goleman
  2. Full Engagement: Inspire, Motivate, and Bring Out the Best in Your People (audio available) – Brian Tracy
  3. Martin Luther King Jr., On Leadership (audio available) – Donald T. Phillips
  4. How to Read a Person Like a Book (audio available) – Gerard I. Nierenberg
  5. How to Read Body Language – Nick Morgan
  6. The Wisdom of Bees: What the Hive Can Teach Business About Leadership, Efficiency, and Growth – Michael O’Malley Ph.D.
  7. The Wisdom of the Hive: The Social Physiology of Honey Bee Colonies – Thomas Seeley
  8. Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything (audio available) – Don Tapscott

Holistic Health:

  1. Eastern Body, Western Mind – Anodea Judith
  2. Perfect Health: The Complete Mind/Body Guide (audio available) – Deepak Chopra
  3. Quantum Healing: Exploring the Frontiers of Mind/Body Medicine (audio available) – Deepak Chopra
  4. Health and Nutrition Secrets That Can Save Your Life (audio available) – Russell L. Blaylock
  5. Natural Cures They Don’t Want You to Know About (audio available) – Kevin Trudeau
  6. Earthing: The Most Important Health Discovery Ever? (audio available) – Clinton Ober
  7. Vibrational Healing Through the Chakras – Joy Gardner
  8. Hands of Light: A Guide to Healing Through the Human Energy Field (audio available) – Barbara Brennan


  1. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights – United Nations
  2. Confessions of an Economic Hit Man (audio available) – John Perkins
  3. Earth Charter – Earth Charter Commission
  4. Sacred Economics – Charles Eisenstein
  5. Liberty Defined (audio available) – Ron Paul
  6. End the Fed (audio available) – Ron Paul
  7. Overthrow: America’s Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq (audio available) – Stephen Kinzer

Science and Technology:

  1. Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think (audio available) – Peter H. Diamandis
  2. The Quantum and the Lotus – Matthieu Ricard and Trinh Xuan Thuan
  3. The Holographic Universe – Michael Talbot
  4. The Biology of Belief (audio available) – Bruce H. Lipton
  5. The Tao of Physics (audio available) – Fritjof Capra
  6. Pale Blue Dot (audio available) – Carl Sagan


  1. 100 Ways To Motivate Yourself: Change Your Life Forever (audio available) – Steve Chandler
  2. Lessons in Mastery (audio only)  – Anthony Robbins
  3. Cultivating an Unshakeable Character (audio only)  – Jim Rohn