Recommended Reading

“The Power of Now” Eckhart Tolle
This is the book that set off my inner transformation when I was 20-years-old. Act consciously when studying Eckhart Tolle’s work. Read with caution. Meditation can be your worse nightmare if you do not act consciously. This book is a guide to spiritual enlightenment.

“Healing the Shame That Binds You” John Bradshaw
I learned so much from this book. This is purely psychology and not spiritually themed. This may be the most important book listed on this recommended reading page.

“The Mystique of Enlightenment” UG Krishnamurti
I would recommend any books by UG. His words are so fascinating! He tells us there is nothing spiritual about the natural state. It is a biological transformation.

“I Am That” Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
Get inside the mind of one of the greatest sages that has ever come out of India.

“Be As You Are” Sri Ramana Maharshi
The Maharshi tells advocates self-enquiry. He tells us that ecstasy is the final obstacle in meditation.

“A New Earth” Eckhart Tolle
Learn more about collective consciousness and the insanity of the ego.

“Philothea, or An Introduction to the Devout Life” Saint Francis de Sales
A relevant guide for any Christian.

“The End of Your World: Uncensored Straight Talk on The Nature of Enlightenment” Adyashanti
I was unsure whether or not to include this book in this list, but Adyashanti’s words flow so smoothly. I read the entire book in 1 day.

“Undoing Depression: What Therapy Doesn’t Teach You and Medication Can’t Give You” Richard O’Connor
I read this book as a teenager, and it taught me a lot.

“The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying” Sogyal Rinpoche
A spiritual classic and must read.

“Anger: Wisdom for Cooling the Flames” Thich Nhat Hanh
This book assisted the death of my ego.

“The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy and Liberation”
Another classic by Thich Nhat Hanh. This is possibly the most important book on Buddhism that I have ever read. This work dives deeply into the essence of the Noble Eightfold Path.

“A Man Without a Country” Kurt Vonnegut
A fun book. Everything I list shouldn’t be so serious!

“As A Man Thinketh” James Allen
One of the greatest Self-help books of all-time

“The Four Agreements” Don Miguel Ruiz
Don’t take anything personally!

“The Best Interest” Eric L. Terlizzi
A fascinating legal thriller

“Hiding from the Internet: Eliminating Personal Online Information” Michael Bazzell
Cybersecurity is going to become more and more important in the coming years. Michael Bazzell is an expert in this field.

“Extreme Privacy: What It Takes to Disappear” Michael Bazzell
Another gem by Mr. Bazzell

“Deliverance: A Memoir for the New Age” (Amazon Kindle) Calvin Terlizzi
The story of my search and salvation

“Narrow are the Gates: What I Learned AFTER Reading Eckhart Tolle’s ‘The Power of Now'” (Amazon Kindle) Calvin Terlizzi
A critique of Eckhart Tolle’s “The Power of Now”

“An Introduction to Mental and Psychological Well-being” (Amazon Kindle)
Calvin Terlizzi
Thoughts on overcoming depression

“The Reassess Your Chess Workbook” Jeremy Silman
The greatest chess book ever written. No joke.

“VAGABONDING: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel” Rolf Potts

“Travel Writing 2.0 (Second Edition): Earning Money from your Travels in the New Media Landscape” (Amazon Kindle) Tim Leffel
One word to describe this 254-page book: Profound!