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Beyond Ego to Awakening - Reading List

Submitted by dave on Fri, 05/09/2008 - 7:21pm

This information comes from Katie Davis, author of Awake Joy: The Essence of Enlightenment. I haven't read her book, but I was impressed by her list of recommended reading. I wanted to share her list.

She recommends the following books for those who are ready to shift beyond the ego and encounter a spiritual awakening. She says, this list "includes only those [books] that she has read or books that she has been asked to review or endorse." (I assume and hope she only endorses books she truly likes.) You can find the original list here:

Awakening: Exposing the Voice of the Mosaic Mind by Mark, Richard Waller
Intelligent, Insightful and Awakening: Mark Waller is a beacon for change within his profession. From therapy to awakening, this cutting edge book is a direct, intimate pointer for those truly ready to awaken and end suffering.

The Spiritual Teaching of Ramana Maharshi by Ramana Maharshi
The Spiritual Teachings of Ramana Maharshi offers the core teachings of one of the greatest sages of our times. He guides us to discover everything that we are not to discover who we really are.

Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle
Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle encourages those who are attached and identified with the ego state of consciousness to inquire more deeply than the surface level of life. He writes with great clarity, detail and is a master at dissecting the ego.
~ Katie Davis, Awake Joy: The Essence of Enlightenment

A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose (Oprah's Book Club, Selection 61)
by Eckhart Tolle
A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle is a guide to awakening from the ego state of consciousness and is written in a clear and pragmatic manner for those who are ready to surrender ego's suffering.

Resting in the Cave of the Heart by Anne Courtney
Resting in the Cave of the Heart by Anne Courtney is a masterfully written book that shares Anne's intimate and enlightening encounters with her beloved teacher, Gangaji. The book is written in an intelligent and contemplative manner that is a joy to read.
~ Katie Davis, Awake Joy: The Essence of Enlightenment

Free Spirit: A Guide to Enlightened Being by Sundance Burke
A new release, Free Spirit by Sundance Burke speaks pragmatically and with great clarity in a contemporary, intelligent manner and sometimes with a touch of humor. This book is speaking as Freedom and the deepest Truth. He guides us out of the ego state of consciousness and completes the journey in Self-realization.

Awake Joy: The Essence of Enlightenment by Katie Davis
The new release, Awake Joy by Katie Davis, is a clear and pragmatic, A-Z handbook to escaping the ego's personal growth strategies, guides to awakening, deepens in the nature of consciousness to complete the journey in Self-realization. This book is speaking as realized Truth.

Life Beyond Belief, Everyday Living as Spiritual Practice by Alice Gardner
Life Beyond Belief is a well-written and accessible guide to awakening from the dominion of the ego to the Heart of Life. Alice Gardner writes in an honest and sometimes humorous manner that reflects the joy of living in the present moment.

Anatomy of Desire: How to Be Happy Even When You Don't Get What You Want by Gina Lake
Gina Lake intimately dissects the entire landscape of desire and skillfully points us to the Reality that is beyond all fantasy. In a well written, grounded and pragmatic manner, she guides us to awaken from the ego's endless cravings.

Radical Happiness: A Guide to Awakening by Gina Lake
Radical Happiness is a supremely intelligent guide to awakening from the delusion of the mind and its time. Gina points with clarity and wisdom, while offering practical exercises and helpful resources.

Wake Up and Roar: Satsang With H. W. L. Poonja, Vol. 2 (Wake Up & Roar) by H. W. L. Poonja
Wake Up and Roar contains Volume II. Another new release includes both I and II with beautiful photos of one the world's greatest sages offering the deepest Truth of Non-duality, Advaita and Self-realization. Wake Up and Roar includes dialogues of Satsang with Papaji.

Freedom & Resolve: The Living Edge of Surrender by Gangaji
Freedom and Resolve by Gangaji contains dialogues that she has encountered with seekers of Truth and enlightenment. She is one of the extraordinary teachers of our times.

Freedom Dreams: An Invitation to Awakening by Dasarath
Freedom Dreams by Dasarath is one of the most skillfully written books on non-duality and Self-realization. Dasarath writes with great clarity and wisdom. He awakened with the Indian sage, Papaji.

Emptiness Dancing by Adyashanti
Emptiness Dancing by Adyashanti is a clear guide to awakening. Adya writes with great clarity and wisdom in a very grounded manner.

As One Is: To Free the Mind from All Conditioning by J. (Jiddu) Krishnamurti
Jiddu Krishnamurti leads the ego identified consciousness to freedom from ego's conditioning to discover As One Is

Outbreak of Peace by Isaac Shapiro
Isaac Shapiro is a world teacher from Australia and in Outbreak of Peace, he guides awakening to Self-realization.

Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life by Byron Katie
Loving What Is by Byron Katie guides us to live in harmony with what is and encourages the practice of four simple questions.

One: Essential Writings on Nonduality by Jerry Katz
Jerry Katz in the book "One" offers essential writings on non-duality.

Be Who You Are by Jean Klein

I recommend all of the books by the sage Jean Klein. They are written in dialogue form with clarity and wisdom. 

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