REcommended Books

*my top 5*

The Dharma Of Star Wars by Matthew Bortolin
How Successful People Think by John C. Maxwell
The Brain And The Meaning Of Life by Paul Thagard
How The World Works, Religion: The Rich History Of The World’s Major Faiths
by Cath Senker, Jane Bingham, Rasamandala Das and Anita Ganeri
The History Of The Ancient World: From The Earliest Accounts To The Fall Of Rome by Susan Wise Bauer

tales of consciousness

The Glass Bead Game by Hermann Hesse
Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
Manuscript Found In Accra by Paulo Coelho
The Gods Of Olympus by the Stephanides Brothers'
Gods And Men by the Stephanides Brothers'
Manual Of The Warrior of Light by Paulo Coelho
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Before The New 52: Batman In The Final Lesson by Gregg Hurwitz, Tony Daniel and Richard Friend
Where The Sidewalk Ends: The Poems And Drawings Of Shell Silverstein 30th Anniversary Special Edition by Shell Silverstein
Tales Of Ancient Egypt by Roger Lancelyn Green
Animal Farm by George Orwell
1984 by George Orwell
The Emperor's New Clothes by Hans Christian Anderson
The Prophet by Khalil Gibran
Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche
Seven Pillars Of Wisdom: A Triumph by T.E. Lawrence
The Tattooist Of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
Back Luck And Trouble by Lee Child
Deal Breaker by Harlan Coben
One For The Money by Janet Evanovich
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
Tales Of The Greek Heroes by Roger Lancelyn Green
King Arthur And His Knights Of The Round Table by Roger Lancelyn Green
The Adventures Of Robin Hood by Roger Lancelyn Green
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
Molly's Game by Molly Bloom
Ed Sheeran: A Visual Journey by Ed Sheeran and Phillip Butah
We Came From Fire: Photographs Of Kurdistan’s Armed Struggle Against ISIS by Joey Lawrence
The Tattoo Chronicles by Kat Von D

peering into the void

The Path Of Yoga: Discovering The Essence And Origin Of Yoga by Osho
Matrix Warrior: Being The One by Jake Horsley
The Tao Of Wu by the RZA
The War Of Art: Break Through The Blocks And Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Steven Pressfield
Karate-Do My Way Of Life by Ginchin Funakoshi
The Secret by Rhonda Byne
Catching The Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness, And Creativity by David Lynch
Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation In Everyday Life by Jon Kabat-Zinn
Yoga 2.0 — Mala 1: Shamanic Echoes by Matthew Remski and Scott Petrie
Words From A Man Of No Words by Osho
The Way Of The Wizard: Twenty Spiritual Lessons For Creating The Life You Want by Deepak Chopra
The Essential Mystics: Selections From The World's Greatest Wisdom Traditions by Andrew Harvey
A New Earth: Awakening To Your Life's Purpose by Eckharte Tolle
Soul Of The Samurai: Modern Translations Of Three Classic Works Of Zen & Bushido by Thomas Cleary
The Doors Of Perception by Aldous Huxley
Heaven And Hell by Aldous Huxley
The Power Of Now: A Guide To Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle
The Buddha Said… by Osho
Simulacra And Simulation by Jean Baudrillard
I Can’t Make This Up: Life Lessons by Kevin Hart
The Way Of The Fight by Georges St. Pierre
The 50th Law by 50 Cent and Robert Greene
Breath Sweeps Mind: A First Guide To Meditation Practice edited by Jean Smith
Code Of The Samurai by Thomas Cleary
The Dharma Of Star Wars by Matthew Bortolin
The Tibetan Book Of Living And Dying by Sogyal Rinpoche
Shambhala: The Sacred Path Of The Warrior by Chogyam Trungpa
Beyond Good And Evil by Friedrich Nietzsche
The Yoga Of Truth - Jnana: The Ancient Path Of Silent Knowledge by Peter Marchand
Zen In The Art Of Archery by Eugen Herrigel
Osho On Zen by Osho
The Way Of Zen by Alan W. Watts
Samadhi: Self Development In Zen, Swordsmanship, And Psychotherapy by Mike Sayama
Wall And Piece by Banksy
Principles Of Meditation: Eastern Wisdom For The Western Mind by C. Alexander and Annellen M.
The Four Agreements: A Toltec Wisdom Book by Don Miguel Ruiz
The Dead Sea Scrolls: The Story Of The Recent Manuscript Discoveries And Their Momentous Significance For Students Of The Bible by J.M. Alleggro
More Than A Hero: Muhammad Ali’s Life Lessons Present Through His Daughter’s Eyes by Hana Ali
Power, Politics, And Change: What Can I do To Help Make The World A Better Place? by Osho
The Speed Trap: How To Avoid The Frenzy Of The Fast Lane by Joseph Bailey
The Voice Of Knowledge by Don Miguel Ruiz
Heartbeat Of The Absolute by Osho
Man And His Symbols edited, with an introduction, by Carl G. Jung
Scientology: A New Slant On Life by L. Ron Hubbard
The Shambhala Principle: Discovering Humanity’s Hidden Treasure by Sakyong Mipham
Living The Sutras: A guide To Yoga Wisdom Beyond The Mat by Kelly DiNardo and Amy Pearce-Hayden
Bruce Lee: Artist Of Life edited by John Little
Teachings Of Zen edited by Thomas Cleary
The Art Of Life And Death: Lessons In Budo From A Ninja Master by Sleiman Azizi and Daniel Fletcher
The Tao: Finding The Way Of Balance And Harmony by Mark Forstater
Zen Enlightenment: Origins And Meaning by Heinrich Dumoulin
Starting At Zero: His Own Story by Jimi Hendrix
The Wisdom Of Insecurity: A Message For An Age Of Anxiety by Alan W. Watts
The Book On The Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are by Alan W. Watts
Awareness: The Key To Living In Balance by Osho
Iron Ambition: My Life With Cus D’Amato by Mike Tyson
When The Shot Fits by Osho
Scholar Warrior: An Introduction To The Tao In Everyday Life by Deng Ming-Dao
Essential Zen by Kazuaki Tanahashi and Tensho David Schneider

Renowned Texts

Bhagavad Gita: A New Translation by Stephen Mitchell
Yoga Spandakarika: The Sacred Texts At The Origins Of Tantra by Daniel Odier
Moola Bandha: The Maser Key by Swami Buddhananda
The Book Of Five Rings: A Classic Text On The Japanese Way Of The Sword by Miyamoto Musashi
Chup Sadhana: The Yoga Of Silence by Mansoor
Hagakure: The Book Of The Samurai by Yamamoto Tsuentomo
The Kybalion by The Tree Initiates
Prana And Pranayama by Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati
The Upanishads: Breath Of The Eternal by Swami Prabhavananda and Frederick Manchester
Meditations Of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
The Heart Of Awareness: A Translation Of The Ashtavakra Gita by Thomas Byrom
Zen Inspirations: Essential Mediations And Texts by Miriam Levering
The Pocket Rumi edited by Kabir Helminski
Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu, translated by Johathan Star
Demystifying Patanjali: The Yoga Sutras (Aphorisms) presented by Swami Kriyananda
The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
The Tibetan Book Of The Dead edited by John Baldock
The Upanishads introduced & translated by Eknath Easwaran
Common Sense by Thomas Paine
Holy Bible RSV Oxford Catholic Edition
The Qur'an A New Translation by M.A.S. Abdel Haleem
How To Grow Old by Marcus Tillus Cicero
The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels
The Bhagavad Gita: Krishna’s Counsel In Time Of War translated by Barbara Stoler Miller
Gnostic Gospels by Elaine Pagels
The Rig Veda translated by Wendy Doniger
The Three Pillars Of Zen: Teaching, Practice, And Enlightenment by Philip Kapleau

the science of consciousness

The History Of The Ancient World: From The Earliest Accounts To The Fall Of Rome by Susan Wise Bauer
Evolve Your Brain: The Science Of Changing Your Mind by Joe Dispenza D.C.
30 Second Religion: The 50 Most Thought-Provoking Religious Beliefs, Each Explained In Half A Minute edited by Russell Re Manning
The Game: Penetrating The Secret Society Of Pickup Artists by Neil Strauss
The Sacred Mushroom And The Cross by John M. Allegro
Egyptian Mythology: A Guide To The Gods, Goddesses, And Traditions Of Ancient Egypt by Geraldine Pinch
The Winner's Brain: 8 Strategies Great Minds Use To Achieve Success by Jeff Brown and Mark Fenske with Liz Neporent
Social Intelligence: The Science Of Human Relationships by Daniel Goleman
Buy-ology: Truth And Lies About Why We Buy by Martin Lindstrom
The Hero With A Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell
The Lost Years Of Jesus by Elizabeth Clare Prophet
The Perennial Philosophy by Aldous Huxley
The Cannabis Cure by Dr. Cass Ingram
The Lessons Of History by Will Durant and Ariel Durant
DMT: The Spirit Molecule by Rick Strassman, M.D.
Outliers: The Story Of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions by Dan Ariely
The Steve Jobs Way: iLeadership For The New Generation by Jay Elliot with William L. Simon
Fingerprints Of The Gods by Graham Hancock
Sapiens: A Brief History Of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
Super Freakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes And Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance by Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner
Jung: A Very Short Introduction by Anthony Stevens
The 48 Laws Of Power by Robert Greene
Managing Oneself by Peter F. Drucker
The Truth: An Uncomfortable Book About Relationships by Neil Strauss
The State Of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity by Esther Perel
The Storyteller's Secret: From TED Speakers to Business Legends, Why Some Ideas Catch On and Others Don't by Carmine Gallo
The World Of Shamanism: New Views Of An Ancient Tradition by Roger Walsh M.D., Ph.D.
Astrophysics For People In A Hurry by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
The Tao Of Physics by Fritjof Capra
Tribe: On Homecoming And Belonging by Sebastian Junger
Blink: The Power Of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell
Nietzsche: A Very Short Introduction by Michael Tanner
Aristotle: A Very Short Introduction by Jonathan Barnes
The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons In Personal Change by Stephen R. Covey
Leibniz: A Very Short Introduction by Maria Rosa Antognazza
Flow: The Psychology Of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
The Structure Of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas S. Kuhn
A Short History Of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
Quantum Psychology: How Brain Software Programs You & Your World by Robert Anton Wilson
Truth & Lies: What People Are Really Thinking by Mark Bowden and Tracey Thomson
Magicians Of The Gods by Graham Hancock
Planet Of Slums by Mike Davis
How To Win Friends & Influence People: The Only Book You Need To Lead You To Success by Dale Carnegie
Prometheus Rising by Robert Anton Wilson
Weapon Of The Strong: Conversations On US State Terrorism interviews by Cihan Aksan and Jon Bailes
Success And Luck: Good Fortune And The Myth Of Meritocracy by Robert H. Frank
Bleakonomics: A Heartwarming Introduction To Financial Catastrophe, The Job Crisis And Environmental Destruction by Robert Larson
The Return Of History: Conflict, Migration And Geopolitics In The Twenty-First Century by Jennifer Welsh
Photographing Shadow And Light: Inside The Dramatic Lighting Techniques And Creative Vision Of Portrait Photographer Joey L. by Joey L
Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How To Tell Your Story In A Noisy Social World by Gary Vaynerchuk
All Marketers Are Liars by Seth Godin
The Silk Roads: A New History Of The World by Peter Frankopan
Crossing The Chasm: Marketing And Selling Disruptive Products To Mainstream Customers by Geoffrey A. Moore
Homo Deus: A Brief History Of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari
21 Lessons For The 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari
Stealing Fire: How Silicon Valley, The Navey SEALs, And Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing The Way We Live And Work by Steven Kotler & Jamie Wheal
The Brain And The Meaning Of Life by Paul Thagard
David And Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, And The Art Of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell
Thinking Fast And Slow by Daniel Kahneman
Opium: A History by Martin Booth
Hashish: A Smuggler’s Tale by Henry De Monfreid
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make A Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell
The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins
The Universe Within: From Quantum To Cosmos by Neil Turok
How The World Works, Religion: The Rich History Of The World’s Major Faiths by Cath Senker, Jane Bingham, Rasamandala Das and Anita Ganeri
The Big Short: Inside The Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis
Emotions Revealed: Recognizing Faces And Feelings To Improve Communication And Emotional Life by Paul Ekman
How Successful People Think by John C. Maxwell
If Life Is A Game, These Are The Rules by Cherie Carter-Scott, Ph. D
Roman Mythology by Joel Schmidt
Ancient Rome: Facts At Your Fingertips by DK
Influence: The Psychology Of Persuasion by Robert B. Cialdini, Ph.D
Egyptian Religion by Sir Wallis Budge
Blue Ocean Shift: Beyond Competing - Proven Steps To Inspire Confidence And Seize New Growth by W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne
The Professor In The Cage: Why Men Fight And Why We Like To Watch by Jonathan Gottschall
Underworld: The Mysterious Origins Of Civilization by Graham Hancock
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores The Hidden Side Of Everything by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality by Brian Greene
Beyond Engineering: How Society Shapes Technology by Robert Pool
Leadership Secrets Of Attila The Hun by Wess Roberts, PhD
Tribes: We Need You To Lead Us by Seth Godin
Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience Of Happiness, Love & Wisdom by Rick Hanson, PhD with Richard Mendius, MD
Supernatural: Meetings With The Ancient Teachers Of Mankind by Graham Hancock
America Before: The Key To Earth’s Lost Civilisation by Graham Hancock
The Icarus Deception: How High Will You Fly? by Seth Godin
Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces Of Anonymous by Gabriella Coleman
Surfing The Edge Of Chaos: The Laws Of Nature And New Laws Of Business by Richard T. Pascale, Mark Millemann and Linda Gioja
Food edited by John Knechtel
The First 90 Days: Proven Strategies For Getting Up To Speed Faster And Smarter by Michael D. Watkins
Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What The Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz
The Brand Gap: How To Bridge The Distance Between Business Strategy And Decision by Marty Neumeier
The Little Book Of Business Wisdom: Rules Of Success From More Than 50 Business Legends edited by Peter Krass
The Culture Code: An Indigenous Way To Understand Why People Around The World Live And Buy As They Do by Clotaire Rapaille

warrior spirit

The Liar The Cheat And The Thief by Maija Soderholm
Gracie Jiu-Jitsu by Grandmaster Helio Gracie
Bruce Lee's Fighting Method: The Complete Edition by Bruce Lee and M. Uyehara
Eskrido: Eskrima, Jiu-jitsu And Judo Integrated by Grandmaster Cacoy Canete
Modern Arnis: Philippine Martial Art by Remy Amador Presas
Martial Art Basics: Judo by Roger Marks and Akinori Hosaka
Krav Maga: Real World Solutions To Real World Violence by Gershon Ben Keren
Muay Thai Self Study
Tao Of Jeet Kune Do by Bruce Lee
Pangamot: The Bare-Handed Defence System by Grandmaster Cacoy Canete
The History And Art Of Personal Combat by Arthur Wise
The Warrior's Path: Wisdom From Contemporary Martial Arts Masters edited by James Sidney
The Sport Of Judo by Kiyoshi Kobayashi & Harold E. Sharp
The Judo Handbook: From Beginner To Black Belt by Brian Caffary
Tai Ji: Beginner's Tai Ji Book by Chungliang Al Huang
Cus D'Amato: Life Lessons On Will, Skill, Discipline & Psychological Warfare From Mike Tyson's Mentor by R Shaw
Japan's Ultimate Martial Art: Jiujitsu Before 1882 The Classical Japanese Art Of Self-Defense by Darrell Max Craig
Secrets Of The Samurai: The Martial Arts Of Feudal Japan by Oscar Ratti and Adele Westbrook
The Legend Of Bruce Lee by Alex Ben Block
The Manual Of Judo by E.J. Harrison
Judo: The Art Of Defence And Attack by M. Feldenkrais
The Martial Arts Of Ancient Greece: Modern Fighting Techniques From The Age Of Alexander by Kostas Dervenis and Nektarios Ivkiardopoulos
Win Or Learn—MMA, Conor McGregor & Me: A Trainer’s Journey by John Kavanagh
The Ninja: And Their Secret Fighting Art by Stephen K. Hayes
The Secret Traditions Of The Shinobi: Hattori Hanzo’s Shinobi Hiden And Other Ninja Scrolls edited and translated by Anthony Cummins and Yoshie Minami
True Path Of The Ninja: The Definitive Translation Of The Shoninki, The Authentic Ninja Training Manual edited and translated by Anthony Cummins and Yoshie Minami
Training The Samurai Mind: A Bushido Sourcebook edited and translated by Thomas Cleary
Bushido by Inazo Nitobe
Samurai Wisdom: Lessons From Japan’s Warrior Culture translated by Thomas Cleary
Mastering JuJitsu by Renzo Gracie and John Danaher
The Heart Of Kendo: A Comprehensive Introduction To The Philosophy And Practice Of The Art Of The Sword by Darrell Max Craig
The Classical Man by Richard Kim