Michael Benner's
Suggested Reading List
Every blade of grass has its angel that bends over it and whispers, Grow, grow.
— The Talmud

Personal Development

Spiritual Development

As a Man Thinketh - James Allen

The Secret Teachings of All Ages - Manly P. Hall

The Science of Mind - Ernest Holmes

Mysticism - Evelyn Underhill

The Master Key System - Charles F. Haanel

The Direct Path - Andrew Harvey

It Works - R.H.J. (Jarrett)

The Perennial Philosophy - Aldous Huxley

Illusions - Richard Bach

A Course in Miracles (3 volumes) - Foundation for Inner Peace

The Essential Charles Fillmore: Collected Writings of a Missouri Mystic - James Gaither

Autobiography of a Yogi - Paramahansa Yogananda

The Law of Psychic Phenomena - Dr. Thomson Jay Hudson

Kybalion - The Three Initiates

The Stress of Life - Dr. Hans Selye The Cloud Upon the Sanctuary (1795) - Eckhartshausen, Karl von

Think and Grow Rich - Napolean Hill

The True and Invisible Rosicrucian Order - Paul Foster Case

The Secret of the Ages - Robert Collier The Varieties of Religious Experience - William James

Psycho Cybernetics - Maxwell Maltz

The Nature of the Soul - Lucille Cedarcrans

The Power of Positive Thinking - Dr. Norman Vincent Peale

Care of the Soul - Thomas Moore

How to Win Friends and Influence People - Dale Carnegie

The Souls Code - James Hillman

The Relaxation Response - Dr. Herbert Benson

Pyschology and Alchemy - C.G. Jung

Love is Letting Go of Fear - Dr. Gerald G. Jampolsky The Mystical Qabalah - Dion Fortune

Dragon Doesn't Live Here Anymore: Loving Fully, Living Freely - Alan Cohen

The Universal Language of Cabalah - William Eisen

Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Kabbalah Tradition of Hidden Knowledge - Z'ev ben Shimon Halevi
A Return to Love - Maryann Williamson The Hieroglyphic Monad - Dr. John Dee
Seth Speaks - Jane Roberts Robert Fludd - Joscelyn Godwin

The Art of Loving - Eric Fromm

The Scale of Perfection - Walter Hilton

The Intuitive Edge - Philip Goldberg

The Cloud of Unknowing - Anonymous (Henry Suso?)

The Aquarian Conspiracy - Marilyn Ferguson

The Way to Christ - Jacob Boehme
The Magic of Believing - Claude Bristol Sermons, Parisian Questions and Prologues - Meister Eckhart

Awaken the Giant Within: How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Life - Anthony Robbins

Meister Eckhart: The Essential Sermons, Commentaries, Treatises, and Defense - Edmund Colledge, Bernard McGinn, Eckhart, Houston Smith

Unlimited Power - Anthony Robbins

Imitation of Christ - Thomas a Kempis

The Dream Book - Betty Bethards

Magic and Mysticism in Tibet - Alexander David-Neel

Lucid Dreaming - Stephen LaBerge High Mysticism - Emma Curtis Hopkins
The Dream Workbook: Discover the Knowledge and Power Hidden in Your Dreams - Jill Morris

Hypnotism and Mysticism of India - Ormond McGill

The Power of Now - Eckhart Tolle

On Union With God - Albertus Magnus (Albert the Great)

The Silva Mind Control Method - Jose Silva Hiram Key - Christopher Knight

In Tune with the Infinite - Ralph Waldo Trine and Stephen Hawley Martin

Holy Blood, Holy Grail - Richard Leigh, Henry Lincoln, Michael Baigent

The Hero with a Thousand Faces - Joseph Campbell

The Tomb of God - Richard Andrews and Paul Schellenberger
The Power of Myth - Joseph Campbell The Gnostics - Tobias Churton

Myths to Live by: How We Re-Create Ancient Legends in Our Daily Lives to Release Human Potential - Joseph Campbell

The Nag Hammadi Library - James M. Robinson, editor

Hypnotherapy - Dave Elman

The Gnostic Gospels - Elaine Pagels
Patterns of the Hypnotic Techniques of Milton H. Erickson, M.D. - Richard Bandler, John Grinder with forward by Dr. Erickson

The Canon of the New Testament: Its Origin, Development, and Significance - Bruce Manning Metzger

My Voice Will Go With You: The Teaching Tales of Milton H. Erickson, M.D. - Sidney Rosen

New Testament Apocrypha: Writings Relating to the Apostles Apocalypses and Related Subjects - Wilhelm Schneemelcher, editor.
Handbook of Hypnotic Suggestions
and Metaphors - Edited by D. Corydon Hammond, Ph.D.

Giordano Bruno and the Hermetic Tradition - Francis A. Yates

Creative Scripts for Hypnotherapy - Marlene E. Hunter

The Rosicrucian Enlightenment - Frances A. Yates

The Secret Language of Feelings - Calvin D. Banyon

Alchemy, The Secret Art - Stanislas Klossowski de Rola

7 Steps to Emotional Intelligence - Patrick E. Merlevede MSc, Denis Bridoux, Rudy Vandamme

The Adornment of the Spiritual Marriage - Jan van Ruysbroeck

Emotional Intelligence - Daniel Goleman

The Divine Comedy: The Inferno/the Purgatorio/the Paradiso - Dante Alighieri

Primal Leadership: Realizing the Power of Emotional Intelligence - Daniel Goleman, Annie McKee, & Richard E. Boyatzis

The Dark Night of the Soul - St. John of the Cross

Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway - Susan Jeffers

The Interior Castle - St. Teresa of Avila

Getting Well Again - Dr. O. Carl Simonton

City of God - St. Augustine

The Well Body Book - Dr. Mike Samuels

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali - Charles Johnston

Optimal Thinking - Dr. Rosalene Glickman

Johannes Tauler: Sermons - Johannes Tauler, Maria Shrady

First Things First - Stephen R. Covey

The Tree of Life - Israel Regardie

The Richest Man in Babylon - George S. Clason

The Book of Spendours - Eliphas Levi

The Greatest Salesman in the World - Og Mandino

Transcendental Magic - Eliphas Levi

The Dancing Wu Li Masters - Gary Zukov

Atlantis Fugiens - Michael Maier

The Tao of Physics - Frijof Capra

The Grail, Quest for the Eternal - John Mattews
The Holographic Universe - Michael Talbot

The Prophet - Kahlil Gibran

The Will to Live - Arnold A. Hutschnecker

The Secret Doctrine (2 volumes) - H.P. Blavatsky

The Sermon on the Mount - Emmet Fox

Isis Unveiled - (H.P. Blavatsky) Abridged version by Michael Gomes

The Power of Your Subconscious Mind - Dr. Joseph Murphy

Be Here Now - Baba Ram Dass

Dynamic Laws of Prosperity - Catherine Ponder

Any of her 24 books - Alice A. Bailey

The Wisdom of the Enneagram - Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson

Siddhartha - Hermann Hesse

The Enneagram of Liberation - Eli Jaxon-Bear Eleusis and the Eleusinian Mysteries - George E. Mylonas
The Chalice and the Blade - Riane Eisler The Way of Zen - Alan Watts
The Consciousness Revolution - Ervin Laszlo, Stanislav Grof, and Peter Russell

The Teachings of the Mystics: Selections from the Great Mystics and Mystical Writings of the World - Walter T. Stace (Editor)

Transpersonal Psychology - Charles Tart

The Three Pillars of Zen - Roshi P. Kapleau

Man's Search for Meaning - Viktor E. Frankl

The Egyptian Mysteries - Arthur Versluis

Food of the Gods - Terence McKenna

Hermetic Philosophy and Alchemy - Mary A. Atwood

The Mystic Path to Cosmic Power - Vernon Howard

A Suggestive Inquiry into Hermetic Mystery - Mary Anne Atwood

7 Kinds of Smart: Identifying and Developing Your Many Intelligences - Thomas Armstrong

Story of Philosophy: The Lives and Opinions of the World's Greatest Philosophers - Will Durant
Creative Visualization - Shakti Gawain

Thrice Greatest Hermes - G.R.S. Mead

Space, Time & Medicine - Larry Dossey

The White Goddess - Robert Graves

On Children and Death - Elisabeth Kuler-Ross

The Holy Longing - Connie Zweig

Life After Life - Raymond A. Moody Jr.

Living Buddha, Living Christ - Thich Nhat Hanh

When Bad Things Happen to Good People - Harold Kushner

De Occulta Philosophia - Henry Cornelius Agrippa

Women Who Love Too Much - Robin Norwood The Essential Rumi - Coleman Barks

Crack in the Cosmic Egg - Joseph Chilton Pearce

The Art of War - Sun Tzu
Extraordinary Dreams and How to Work with Them - Dr. Stanley Krippner et al. The Spirit of Love - William Law
Heart of the New Thought - Ella Wheeler Wilcox Tao Te Ching : 25th-Anniversary Edition - Lao Tsu, Gia-Fu Feng, & Jane English (Translators)
Self Mastery Through Conscious Autosuggestion - Emile Coue Tao Te Ching: The Definitive Edition - Jonathan Star

The Rhineland Mystics: Writings of Meister Eckhart, Johannes Tauler, and Jan Van Ruusbroec and Selections from the Theologia Germanica and the Book - Eckhart (Editor), Johannes Tauler, Jan Van Ruusbroec, Oliver Davies (Editor)

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