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General Wisdom Books

making up the great Primordial Wisdom Tradition

The Light of Consciousness Jesus Sub-tradition Books

The following is a list very much in progress of books from my library that have helped me to recognize that Consciousness is all there is and that pure, infinite, eternal Consciousness is our essential beingness ... and the beingness of everything else!

These works show how various spiritual sub-traditons contribute to the richness and depth of the great wisdom tradition. As you can see, I've catagorized them according to the 'mystical' or 'esoteric' traditions they arise from or refer to.


Ashokananda, Swami -- When The Many Become One - Three Lectures. ISBN 0-9612388-1-X, Softcover. Vedanta Society of Northern California.1987.

Aurobindo, Sri -- The Life Divine. Hardcover: Sri Aurobindo Ashram, 1996.

Byrom, Thomas -- The Heart of Awareness: A Translation of the Ashtavakra Gita. ISBN 0-87773-574-3, Softcover. Shambhala Publications Inc. 2001. Also, ISBN 1-57062-897-1 (pbk)

Chakraborty, Nirod Baran (Compiled by) -- A Dictionary of Advaita Vedanta. Hardcover: 256 pp.

Deutsch, Eliot -- Advaita Ved-Anta: A Philosophical Reconstruction. Hardcover: East-West Center Press, Honolulu, USA. 1969.

Godman, David. (Editor) -- Be as You Are: The Teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi. ISBN: 0140190627, Softcover: pp. vii + 244 pp.

Grimes, John -- The Vivekacudamani of Sankaracarya Bhagavatpada: An Introduction and Translation. ISBN:812082038X, Hardcover: xii+292 pp. 2004.

Isherwood, Christopher (Editor) -- Vedanta for the Western World. The Wisdom of the Vedas with Contributions by Aldous Huxley, Gerald Heard, Swami Adbhutananda, Sri Chaitanya, Swami Prabhavananda, Swami Vivekananda& Swami Yatiswarananda. Isherwood also conributes 4 articles. Hardcover; George Allen & Unwin, 1948. Also, ISBN 0670000647 Softcover: 453 pp. Viking Press, 1971.

Jnanadeva, Sri. -- Amritanubhava -- Ambrosial Experience, with Cangadeva Pasasti, Translated from Marathy by Ramachandra Keshav Bhagwat, Softcover: Samata Books & Sri Mira Trust. Reprint 1997.

Maharaj, Nisargadatta -- I Am That: Talks With Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj. Translated from the Marathi tape-recordings by Maurice Frydman. Revised and edited by Sudhakar S. Dikshit, ISBN: 0-89386-022-0, Softcover: 549 pp. The Acorn Press, NC. USA. 1999.

-- The Ultimate Medicine: as prescribed by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj. edited by Robert Powell. ISBN: 8120814185, Softcover: xx + 215 pp. Motilal Banarsidass, New Delhi: 2003.

-- Nectar of Immortality: Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj's Discourses on the Eternal. ISBN:1884997139, Softcover: Blue Dove Press, San Diego, CA, USA.1996.

-- The Experience of Nothingness: Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj's Talks on Realizing the Infinite. Edited by Robert Powell. Hardcover:

-- Seeds of Consciousness: The Wisdom of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj. Edited by Jean Dunn, Translated from the Marathi by Ramesh Balsekar and others. ISBN: 0-89386-025-5, Softcover, 216 pp. First published by Grove Press Inc. N.Y. 1982, The Acorn Press, 1990, reprint 2004.

-- Prior to Consciousness.

-- Consciousness and the Absolute: The Final Talks of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj. Edited by Jean Dunn. ISBN 0-89386-041-7, Softcover. The Acorn Press, 1994.

Maharshi, Ramana -- The Spiritual Teaching of Ramana Maharshi, Foreword by C J Jung. ISBN: 0-87773-024-5, Softcover: Shambhala, Boston & London, 1988. (First Published 1972)

Maharshi, Ramana -- Ramana, Shankara and the Forty Verses: The Essential Teachings of Advaita by Ramana Maharshi / Shankara. Introduction by Alan Jacobs. ISBN: 1-84293-042-7, Softcover: 160 pp. Watkins Publishing, 2002.

Maharshi, Ramana -- The Essential Teachings of Ramana Maharshi -- A Visual Journey, ISBN 1-878019-18-X, Softcover: Edited by Matthew Greenblatt, Inner Directions, 2003. Available Here

Maharshi, Ramana -- Collected Works of Ramana Maharshi. Edited by Arthur Osborne.

Maharshi, Ramana -- For Those With Little Dust: Pointers on the Teachings of Ramana Maharshi. Edited by Author Osborne, with Stephen Jourdain, Gilles Farcet. ISBN 1-878019-17-1, Softcover. 238 pp. Inner Directions, 2001.

Maharshi, Ramana -- Thus Spake Ramana. Edited by Rajeswarananda, Swami. Softcover: 123 pp.

Mullarpattan, A Tribute by S K -- The Last Days of Nisargadatta Maharaj, ISBN: 81-88479-26-8, Softcover: 40 pp. With 6 Rare Picture Cards of Maharaj. Yogi Impressions Books P/L, Mumbai: India. 2006.

Om, Sri Sadhu -- A Light on the Teaching of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi, Softcover: 115 pp. Published 2002.

Purohit, Swami, & Yeats, William Butler -- The Principal Upanishads. ISBN 0571093639, Softcover: 158 pp. Faber & Faber, 1975.

Sankara, Sri Adi -- Nirguna Manasa Puja (Worship of the Attributeless One in the Mind) Translated by Dr. H. Ramamoorthy and Nome. Softcover: xiii + 71 pp. Society for the Abidance in Truth, Santa Cruz, USA. 1993.

Sankara, Sri Adi -- 'Crest – Jewel of Discrimination.' (Viveka-Chudamani) with ‘A Garland of Questions and Answers’ (Prasnottara Malika) Translated by Swami Prabhavananda and Christopher Isherwood. Hardcover 162 pp. Vedanta Press. 1947; reprinted 1970.

Saraswathi, Swami Sri Ramananda -- Lamp of Non-Dual Knowledge (Advaita Bodha Deepika) & Cream of Liberation: Two Jewels of Indian Wisdom. ISBN: 0941532380, Softcover: 200 pp. World Wisdom, 2003.

Sarma, K. Lakshmana -- Maha Yoga, or, The Upanishad Lore in the Light of the Teachings of Bhagvan Sri Ramana Mahashi. Hardback: 226 pp. T. N. Venkataraman, 1967.

Trasi; Nitin -- The Science of Enlightenment: A Scientific Explanation. Foreword by V. S. Venkatavaradan. ISBN: 81-246-0130-5, Hardcover: xvi + 320 pp. Illus., Biblio., Index, Appendix, Glossary, Chart, Acknowledgements, D K Printworld P/L New Delhi,1999.

Venkatesananda, Swarmi -- The Concise Yoga Vasistha. ISBN-10: 087395954X, Softcover: 430 pp. State University of New York Press, 1984.

Vivekananda -- Living At The Source: Yoga Teachings of Vivekananda. ISBN 0-87773-881-5, Softcover: Shambhala Publications Inc. 1993.


Batchelor, Stephen -- Verses from the Center: a Buddhist Vision of the Sublime. ISBN: 1573221627, Hardcover, Riverhead, 2000.

Blofeld, John -- The Wheel of Life: The Autobiography of a Western Buddhist. ISBN 0-87773-034-2, Softcover 316 pp. Shambhala Dragon Editions.

-- Bodhisattva of Compassion. Softcover:

Cook, Francis H. -- Hua-Yen Buddhism: The Jewel Net of Indra. ISBN: 8170304156, Hardcover: xiv + 146 pp. Charts, Index. Sri Satguru Publications, Delhi, 1994.

Hixon, Lex -- Mother of the Buddhas: Meditation on the Prajnaparamita Sutra. ISBN: 0835606899, Softcover: Quest Books. Weaton: USA. 1993.


Chang Chung-yuan (Translater and compiler) -- The Original Teachings of Ch'an Buddhism. ISBN 0-6797-5824-0, Softcover: 333 pp. Vintage, 1971.

Hershock, Peter D. -- Liberating Intimacy: Enlightenment and Social Virtuosity in Ch'an Buddhism. ISBN: 0-7914-2981-4, Hardcover, xv, 236 pp. Albany: State University of New York Press: 1996.

-- Chan Buddhism (Ch'an): Dimensions of Asian Spirituality. ISBN 0-8248-2835-6 Softcover: University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu. 2005.

Sheng-yen -- Illuminating Silence: The Practice of Chinese Zen. (Ch’an). ISBN: 1842930311, Softcover: 190 pp. Watkins. 2002. Also, ISBN: 8178221160.

Yu, Lu K'uan (Charles Luk) -- The Secrets of Chinese Meditation. ISBN: 0090691113, Softcover: 240 pp. incl. index. Rider, London, 1984. Also, ISBN: 0091550912 & 0877280665.

-- The Transmission of the Mind: Outside the Teaching. ISBN: 0394178882, Softcover: 191 pp. Grove; New York: 1975.

-- Ch'an and Zen Teaching: Series One. ISBN: 087773044X, Softcover: 254 pp. Rider & Co. London; 1962, Also, ISBN: 0090627202; 0877730091 & ISBN: 0394730119.

-- Ch'an and Zen Teaching: Series Two. ISBN: 0877730229, Softcover: 255 pp. Shambala Publications, Berkeley: USA. 1971.

-- Ch'an and Zen Teaching: Series Three. ISBN: 087773044X, Softcover: 306 pp. Shambala Publications, Berkeley: USA. 1973.

Seung Sahn -- Only Don't Know. ISBN: 0877040540, Softcover, 193 pp. Primary Point Press, Cumberland, RI. 1978. Also, ISBN: 1570624321.

Contemporary Nondual Wisdom Teaching

Abhayananda, Swami -- The Supreme Self: the Way to Enlightenment. ISBN: 0914557017, Softcover, 204 pp. Atma Press, 1997. Also ISBN 1905047452 O Books, 2006.

Leonard, Ron -- The Transcendental Philosophy of Franklin Merrell-Wolff: An Introduction to Franklin Merrell Wolff. Preface: Richard Moss. ISBN: 0791442160, Softcover: 389 pp. State University of New York Press, 1999.

Moss, Richard -- The Mandala of Being: Discovering the Power of Awareness. ISBN 1577315723, Softcover, 361 pp. New World Library, 2007.

Nadeen, Satyam (aka Michael Clegg) -- From Onions to Pearls: A Journal of Awakening & Deliverance. ISBN: 0965385000, Softcover: 199 p. New Freedom Press. Conyers, GA, USA. 1996. Also, ISBN: 156170587X. Available Here

-- From Seekers To Finders: The Myth And Reality About Enlightenment. ISBN: 1561705888, Softcover: 166 pp. New Freedom Press. Conyers, GA, USA. 2000. Available Here

Russell, Peter -- From Science to God: A Physicist's Journey into the Mystery of Consciousness. ISBN-10: 1577314948, Softcover: 144 pp. New World Library 2004. Also, ISBN-13: 978-1577314943

Samuel, William -- A Guide to Awareness and Tranquility. ISBN 0916108066, Softcover: Seed Center, Palo Alto, CA: 1976.

-- The Awareness of Self-Discovery. ISBN 1-877999-04-0, Softcover: 200 pp. Mountain Brook Publications Company, Mountain Brook, Alabama, U.S.A., 1970

Wheeler, John -- The Light Behind Consciousness: Radical Self-Knowledge and the End of Seeking. ISBN: 978-0-9558290-6-2, Softcover: 226 pp. Non-Duality Press, UK, 2008. Available Here.

-- Shining in Plain View. ISBN: 0-9547792-6-6, Softcover: 269:pp. Non-Duality Press, 2005. Available Here

-- Awakening to the Natural State. ISBN: 0-9547792-3-1, Softcover: 253 pp. Non-Duality Press, 2004. Available Here


Dargyay, Eva -- The Rise of Esoteric Buddhism in Tibet. Foreword by Alex Wayman, Foreword by H. V. Guenther, ISBN: 8120815777, Hardcover: xii + 272 pp. Biblio., Index, Appendix.

Das, Lama Surya -- Awakening the Buddha Within: Tibetan Wisdom for the Western World, Eight Steps to Enlightenment. ISBN: 0553066951, Hardcover: 414 pp. Broadway Books, New York, NY. USA. 1997.

Evans-Wentz, W. Y. -- Tibetan Book of the Great Liberation. Hardcover: 261 pp.

Hopkins, Jeffrey -- Emptiness Yoga: The Tibetan Middle Way. ISBN 1559390433, Softcover: 510 pp. Snow Lion Publications, 1995. Also, ISBN 8120815165 & 1559390530.

Klocn-Chen-Pa, Dri-Med-Od-Zer -- A Treasure Trove of Scriptural Transmission: A Commentary on The Precious Treasury of the Basic Space of Phenomena. Translated by Richard Barron, with Susanne Fairclough, ISBN: 1-881847-30-6, Hardcover: 512 pp. Padma Publications, Junction City, CA. USA, 2001.

Nyoshul Khenpo Rinpoche with Lama Surya Das -- Natural Great Perfection. ISBN: 1559390492, Softcover: 197 pp. Snow Lion, 1995.

Lawless, Julia, and Allan, Judith -- Beyond Words: Dzogchen Made Easy. Foreword by Chogyal Namkhai Norbu, ISBN: 0007116772Hardcover: Element Books.

Norbu, Chogyal Namkhai -- The Crystal and the Way of Light: Sutra, Tantra and Dzogchen. ISBN: 0140193, Softcover: 176 pp. b/w plates. Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1986.

Rabjam, Longchen -- Klon-Chen-Pa Dri-Med Od-Zer: The Precious Treasury of the Basic Space of Phenomena. Translated under the direction of His Eminence Chagdud Tulku Rimpoche, by Richard Barron, (Lama Chokyi Nyima). ISBN: 1881847322, Hardcover: 141 pp. Padma Publications, Junction City, CA. USA, 2001.

Reynolds, John Myrdhin (Translator) -- Self-Liberation Through Seeing With Naked Awareness. ISBN: 0882680501, Snow Lion Publications, Inc. Ithaca, NY, USA. 2000.

Thondup, Tulku -- Hidden Teachings of Tibet: An Explanation of the Terma Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Edited by Harold Talbott. ISBN: 086171122X, Softcover: C. W. Daniel Co. Ltd. Saffron Walden, UK. 1997.

Jewish Mysticism

Abulafia, Abraham Ben Samuel (1240-1291) - Edited by David Meltzer. Translations and adaptations by Bruria Finkel, Jack Hirschman, David Meltzer and Gershon Scholem. -- The Path of the Names: Writings By Abraham Ben Samuel Abulafia ISBN: 0854650520, Softcover, 8vo, 77 pp. (Tree Texts 4) Berkeley: Tree 1976; (5735). London: Trigram 1976; (5735).

Cooper, Rabbi David -- God is a Verb. ISBN-10: 1573226947, Hardcover: 352 pp. Riverhead 1998. Also, ISBN-13: 978-1573226943

Davis, Avram; Dunn-Mascetti, Manuela -- Judaic Mysticism. ISBN 0786863293, Softcover: 224 pp. Hyperion Books, Boston, USA. 1997.

Green, Arthur (Editor) -- Menahem Nahum of Chernobyl: Upright Practices, The Light of the Eyes -- Me'or Einayim (Light of the Eyes). ISBN: 0809123746, Softcover: 290 pp. (Classics of Western Spirituality) Paulist Press, New York, USA. 1982.

Michaelson, Jay -- Everything is God: The Radical Path of Nondual Judaism. ISBN 1590306716, Softcover: 304 pp. Random House Inc (Trumpeter). 2009. Also, IB-9781590306710.

Shapiro, Rabbi Rami M. -- Open Secrets: The Letters Of Reb Yerachmiel Ben Yisrael. ISBN: 0974935921, Softcover, Consortium Book Sales & Dist, 2004.

Kashmeeri Shaivism

Shankarananda, Swami -- Consciousness Is Everything. The Yoga of Kashmir Shaivism. ISBN: 0975099507, Softcover: 352 pp. Shaktipat Press; 2003.

Perenial Philosophy

Amberchele, J. C. -- The Light That I Am: Notes from the Ground of Being. Non-Duality Press. Available Here.

Freke, Timothy -- Lucid Living: A Book You Can Read in an Hour That Will Turn Your World Inside Out. ISBN 0952632098, Softcover, 80 pp. Gil Books, 2005. Also, ISBN 1401920403 Hay House, 2008. >>>Available Here

-- How Long Is Now? A Guide to Enlightenment ... and Beyond. ISBN-10: 1401924808, Softcover: Hay House Inc. 2009. Available Here

Hixon, Lex -- Coming Home: The Experience of Enlightenment in Sacred Traditions. ISBN: 0874775035, Softcover: 215 pp. J. P. Tarcher.

Hopkins, Emma Curtis -- High Mysticism: A Series of Twelve Studies in the Wisdom of the Sages of the Ages. ISBN: 0875161987, Softcover: 368 pp. De Vorss & Co. Inc. California, USA. 1974.

Huxley, Aldous -- The Perennial Philosophy.

Luetchford, Michael Eido -- Between Heaven and Earth: From Nagarjuna to Dogen. ISBN: 0952300257Softcover: 316 pp. Windbell Publications Ltd., Woods Hole, USA. 2002.

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus -- To Himself (Meditations) Golden Treasury Series, Translated by Gerald H. Rendall M.A., Litt.D. Hardcover: xiii + 170 pp. Macmillan and Co., Ltd. London New York, 1901.

Star, Jonathan -- The Inner Treasure: An Introduction to the World's Sacred and Mystical Writings. ISBN: 0874779715, Softcover: 256 pp. Tarcher, LA. 1999.

Teasdale, Wayne -- The Mystic Heart: Discovering a Universal Spirituality in the World's Religions. ISBN: 1577311027, Hardcover: 292 pp. New World Library 1999. Pub Group West, 2003.


Addas, Claude -- Quest for the Red Sulphur: The Life of Ibn Arabi, Translated by Peter Kingsley. ISBN: 0946621454, Softcover, 347 pp. Islamic Texts Society, 1993

al-'Arabi, Muhyi al-Din Muhammad ibn 'Ali Ibn -- "Whoso Knoweth Himself..." from the Treatise On Being, (Risale-t-ul-wujudiyyah or Risalat Al-Wujudiyah) Translated by T. H. Weir. ISBN: 0904975142 Hardcoverl 31 pp. Beshara Publications, Abingdon, 1988. Also, ISBN: 0904975061

al-'Arabi, Muhyiddin Ibn -- The Bezels of Wisdom (Classics of Western Spirituality Series) Translation and introduction by Ralph Austin, Preface by Titus Burckhardt, ISBN: 0-8091-2331-2, Softcover: 302 pp. Paulist Press: 1980.

al-'Arabi, Muhyiddin Ibn -- Kernel of the Kernel (Lubbul Lubb). Translated by Ismail Hakki Bursevi. Hardcover: Beshara Publications, Sherbourne, 1990.

a-l'Arabi, Muhyiddin Ibn -- The Meccan Revelations, Vol. I. James W. Morris; Michel Chodkiewicz. ISBN 1879708167, Softcover: 384 pp. Pir Press, 2002

Al-Qunawi, Sadruddin -- Reflection of the Awakened (Mirat'l Arifin) translation from the Arabic and notes by Sayyid Hasan Askari. With Arabic text. ISBN: 0946080011: Softcover: 111 pp. Zahra Trust U.K., London: 1983

Attar, Farid Al-Din - Arthur Okamura (Illustrator), C. S. Nott (Translator) -- The Conference of the Birds ISBN 0140444343, Softcover, 147 pp. Penguin USA, 1984, ISBN 0394730011 Random House, Inc, NY, New York, U.S.A., 1974, ISBN 0877730318 Shambhala Pubns, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., 1993 2nd Ed. Clear Light Series.

Chittick, William -- Sufism: A Short Introduction. ISBN-10: 1851682112, Softcover: 192 pp. Oneworld Publications, 2000. Also, ISBN-13: 978-1851682119

Haeri, Shaykh Fadhlalla, -- Witnessing Perfection, ISBN: 978-1-84694-142-9, Softcover, O-Books, Oct. 2008.

Hafiz -- The Subject Tonight is Love: 60 Wild and Sweet Poems by Hafiz. Translated by Daniel Ladinsky. ISBN 0 14 01.9623 4, Softcover: Penguin Compass, 2003.

Hammerle, Arife Ellen E. -- The Sacred Journey -- Unfolding Self Essence. Sufi Psychology. ISBN 0-918437-20-2, Softcover" The International Association of Sufism. 2000.

Iraqi, Fakhruddin, aka Fakhruddin Araqi, aka Fakhr Al-Din Ibrahim 'Iraqi (1213-1289) -- Divine Flashes (Lama'at) Introduction by William Chittick, Translators - Peter Wilson & Seyyed Hossein Nasr. ISBN: 080912372X, Softcover: Paulist Press, 1982.

Khan, Pir Vilayat Inayat -- Awakening: a Sufi Experience.

Maneri, Sharafuddin -- The Hundred Letters. (Maktubat-i Sadi). Translated by Paul Jackson. ISBN: 0-8091-2229-4, Softcover: The Paulist Press, 1980.

Renard, John (Introduction by), Karamustafa, Ahmet T. (Preface by) -- Knowledge of God in Classical Sufism: Foundations of Islamic Mystical Theology ISBN 0809140306, Hardcover, 480 pp. Paulist Press, 2004

Rumi, Mevlana Jalal Al-Din -- The Mathnawi of Jalalu'ddin Rumi Set, by Professor Reynold A Nicholson (Translator) ISBN 0906094275, Hardcover, Books 1-6 in three vols. 1000 pp. Gibb Memorial Trust, 1991.

Rumi -- Selections from the ‘Masnavi’ by Jalal Ad-Din Rumi. Translated by E H Whinfield. ISBN: 1-86476-309-4, Softcover: Axiom Australia 2004.

Rumi -- Magnificent One: Selected New Verses from Divan-I Kebir. Translated by Nevit Oguz Ergin, ISBN 0-943914-63-9, Softcover. Larson Publications, 1993.

Rumi -- Rending the Veil: Literal and Poetic Translations of Rumi by Shahram Shiva. ISBN 0934252467, Hardcover: Hohm Press, 1995

Rumi -- Delicious Laughter: Rambunctious Teaching Stories From the Mathnawi of Jelaluddin Rumi.. Barks, Coleman (Translator) Softcover: 146 pp. Maypop 1990.

Rumi -- Fragments - Ecstasies. Liebert, Daniel, Translator. ISBN: 0930872649, Softcover: Omega Pub, New Lebanon, N.Y., 1999.

Rumi -- Jewels of Remembrance: A Daybook of Spiritual Guidance Containing 365 Selections From the Wisdom of Rumi. Selected and Translated by Camille and Kabir Helminski. ISBN 0-939660-50-4, Hardcover: Threshold Books. 1996.

Sanai, Hakim -- The Hadiqa -- The Walled Garden of Truth. Abu Al-Majd Majdud Ibn Adam Sanai Al-Ghaznavi, Translated and abridged by D. L. Penlebury. ISBN: 0900860359, Hardcover: 75 pp. Octagon Press Ltd, London, UK. 1974.

Shah, Indries Sayed -- Learning How to Learn: Psychology and Spirituality in the Sufi Way. ISBN: 0060672552, Softcover: Harper Collins Publishers Ltd, Scranton, PA. USA. 1981.

-- Seeker After Truth. ISBN 0-863040-12-8, Softcover: The Octagon Press, London,1982.


Blofeld, John -- The Secret and Sublime: Taoist Mysteries and Magic. ISBN 0-04-181020-1, Softcover: George Allen & Unwin Ltd. 1973.

Lao Tzu (Laozi) -- Tao Te Ching: The Definitive Edition. Translated by Jonathan Star, Hardcover, 349 pp. Jeremy P. Tarcher, Putnam, New York, 2001.

Merton, Thomas -- The Way of Chuang Tzu. ISBN 0-8112-0103-1, Softcover: New Directions. 1965.

Seng-T'San (Sengstan) -- Hsin-Hsin Ming: Verses on the Faith-Mind. Translated by Richard Clarke, Softcover: ISBN: 189399614X, Buffalo, NY, U.S.A. White Pine Press, 1984.

Western Mysticism

de Nicolas, Antonio T. (Author, Editor), St John of the Cross -- St. John of the Cross: (San Juan de La Cruz): Alchemist of the Soul: His Life, His Poetry (Bilingual), His Prose. ISBN: 0877288593, Softcover: 288 pp. Red Wheel/Weiser, 1996. Available >>>Here.

Dionysius The Areopagite -- Mystical Theology and the Divine Names. Softcover: Dover Publications, Inc. 2004.

Fanning, Steven -- Mystics of the Christian Tradition. ISBN 0415224675, Hardcover: 288 pp. Routledge (UK) 2001.

Hines, Brian -- Return To The One: Plotinus's Guide To God-Realization, A Modern Exposition of an Ancient Classic, The Enneads. ISBN 1588321002 Softcover; 392 pp. Unlimited Pub., 2004.

Krivocheine, Basil -- In the Light of Christ: Saint Symeon the New Theologian (949-1022: Life-Spirituality-Doctrine. ISBN: 0913836915 Softcover: 411 pp. St Vladimirs Seminary Press. 1908.

Luibheid, Colm & Rorem, Paul -- Dionysius the Pseudo Areopagite (BCE 500) Pseudo-Dionysius: The Complete Works, ISBN 0809128381, Softcover, 320 pp. Paulist Press 1987

MacKenna, Stephen and Turnbull, Grace H. (Ed) -- The Essence of Plotinus: Extracts from the Six Enneads and Porphyry's Life of Plotinus. Hardcover: Greenwood Press, 1976. ISBN 1425332404 Softcover, 328 pages Kessinger Publishing, 2005.

Otto, Rudolf -- Mysticism East and West: A Comparative Analysis of the Nature of Mysticism (Sankara and Meister Eckhart). translated by Bracey, Bertha L. and Payne, Richenda C. First published by Macmillan New York; 1932. ISBN 0766138151, Softcover: 284 pp. Macmillan 1976.

Ruysbroeck (Ruusbroec); Jan Van -- Spiritual Espousals and Other Works. Softcover: (Classics of Western Spirituality) Paulist Press.

Silesius, Angelus -- The Cherubinic Wanderer Softcover.

Theologia Germanica. Hardcover: 240 pp. Victor Gollancz Ltd, London, 1951.

Traherne, Thomas -- Centuries.

Underhill, Evelyn -- Mysticism: The Development Of Humankind's Spiritual Consciousness. Hardcover: xviii + 519 pp.


Bankei, Yotaku (1622-93) -- Unborn: the Life and Teachings of Zen Master Bankei,

Bankei, Yotaku (1622-93) -- Bankei Zen, Translations from the Record of Bankei by Peter Haskel, Yoshito Hakeda, Editor. Foreword by Mary Farkas. ISBN: 0-394-62493-9, Softcover: Grove Press Inc. New York. 1984.

Bell, David -- Zenisms – Laughter on the Path to Enlightenment. ISBN: 0734404506, Softcover: 138 pp. Thomas C. Lothian Pty Ltd. South Melbourne, Australia. 2002.

Benoit, Hubert -- Zen and the Psychology of Transformation: or, The Supreme Doctrine. Translated from the French in 1955 by Terence Gray (a.k.a. Wei Wu Wei). ISBN: 0892812729, Softcover: 274 pp, Inner Traditions, 1990. Also, ISBN: 0670000434.

Blyth, R. H. -- Zen in English Literature and Oriental Classics. ISBN: 0964704013, Softcover: xiv + 446 pp. The Hokuseido Press, Tokyo, Japan, 1942.

Chen-Chi, Chang -- The Practice of Zen: A unique guide to Zen thought by a leading authority. Hardcover: Harper, NY. 1959.

Cleary, Thomas (Translated and Edited by) -- Zen Antics: A Hundred Stories of Enlightenment. ISBN: 0-87773-944-7, Softcover: Shambhala, Boston & London, 1993.

-- (Translated and Selected by) -- Zen and the Art of Insight. ISBN: 1-57062-516-6, Softcover: Shambhala, Boston & London, 1999.

-- (Translator) -- The Sutra of Hui-neng -- Grand Master of Zen, With Hui-neng’s Commentary on the Diamond Sutra. ISBN: 1-57062-348-1, Softcover: Shambhala, Boston, USA. 1998.

Cook, Francis H. -- Sounds of Valley Streams: Enlightenment in Dogen's Teachings. Softcover:

Dogen, Eihei (1200-1253) -- Moon in a Dewdrop: Writings of Zen Master Dogen. (Shobo Genzo). Translated by Robert Aitken, Edited By Kazuaki Tanahashi, ISBN: 086547186X, Softcover, xii, 356 pp., illus., maps, biblio., index. Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1995.

Dogen, Eihei -- Record of Things Heard: From the Treasury of the Eye of the True Teaching - The Shobogenzo-zuimonki, talks of Zen master Dogen, as recorded by Zen master Ejo. Translated by Thomas Cleary. ISBN: 0877737436, Softcover: 144 pp. Shambhala Publications, Boston, USA. Franck, Frederick -- The Buddha Eye: An Anthology of the Kyoto School, ISBN: 0824510712 Softcover: 235 pp. 1991 Also, ISBN: 0941532593 & 8182749778

Hanh, Thich Nhat -- Nothing to Do, Nowhere to Go: Reflections on the Teachings of Zen Master Lin Chi (or Linji). ISBN 1888375728, Softcover, Parallax Press, 2007

Huang Po -- The Zen Teaching of Huang Po ~ on the Transmission of Mind. Translated from the Chinese by John Blofeld, ISBN: 0-394-17217-5, Softcover: 1959. Also, ISBN: 0-8021-4335-0.

Hui Hai -- The Zen Teaching of Hui Hai, on Sudden Illumination: Being the Teaching of the Zen Master Hui Hai, Known as the Great Pearl. Translator - John Blofeld; Foreword by Charles Luk. ISBN: 0090638808, Softcover: 160 pp. Rider; London, 1969. Also, ISBN: 0090638816.

Kopp, Wolfgang -- Zen Beyond All Words: a Western Zen Master's Instructions. Translated by Barbara Wittenberg-Hasenauer. ISBN: 080483086X-1, Softcover: Tuttle Publishing. 1996.

Lin-Chi -- The Zen Teachings of Master Lin-Chi. Watson, Burton (Translator)

Suzuki, D. T. -- Studies in Zen.

-- The Zen Doctrine of No Mind. The Significance of the Sutra of Hui-Neng (Wei-Lang). Softcover: 160 pp. London: Rider and Co. 1970.

Suzuki, Shunryu -- Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind: Informal Talks on Zen Meditation and Practice. Introduction by Richard Baker-roshi. ISBN: 1590302672, Hardcover: 138 pp. Weatherhill, NY. 1970. Also, ISBN: 0834800799.

Takashi, James Kodera -- Dogen's Formative Years in China: An Historical Study and Annotated Translation of the Hokyo-ki by ISBN 0-87773-710-X, Hardcover: Prajna Press, Boulder, USA, 1980.

Tarrant, John J. -- Bring Me the Rhinoceros: And Other Zen Koans to Bring You Joy. ISBN: 1400047641, Hardback: 176 pp. Random House Inc.

-- The Light Inside the Dark: Zen, Soul, and the Spiritual Life. Foreword by Stephen Mitchell; ISBN: 0060172193, Hardcover: xv + 249 pp. Harper Collins, 1999. Also, ISBN: 0060931116.

Waddell, Norman -- The Essential Teachings of Zen Master Hakuin (A Translation of the Sokko-roku Kaien-fusetsu) Softcover: 137 pp.

Books on the Inner Christ

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