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Recommended Reading - Books

Cosmology and Physics

1. Penrose, Roger. The Road to Reality: A Complete Guide to the Laws of the Universe. New York, NY: Vintage Books, 2007.

2. *Penrose, Rogrer. Cycles of Time: An Extraordinary New View of the Universe. New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 2010.

3. Smolin, Lee. Three Roads to Quantum Gravity. New York, NY: Basic Books, 2001.

4. Smolin, Lee. The Trouble with Physics. New York, NY: Houghton Mifflin Co., 2006.


Neuroscience and Quantum Mechanics

1. *Chalmers, David J.The Conscious Mind: In Search of a Fundamental Theory. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 1996.

2. Churchland, Paul M.The Engine of Reason, the Seat of the Soul.Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1995.

3. Edelman, Gerald M., and Tononi, G.A Universe of Consciousness.New York, NY: Basic Books, 2000.

4. Fredrickson, Barbara.Positivity. New York, NY: Crown Publishing, 2009.

5. Hofstadter, Douglas R.Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid. New York, NY: Basic Books, 1979.

6. *Jahn, Robert G., and Brenda J. Dunne.Margins of Reality: The Role of Consciousness in the Physical World.New York, NY: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1987.

7. *Kelly, Edward F., Emily Williams Kelly, Adam Crabtree, Alan Gauld, Michael Grosso, and Bruce Greyson.Irreducible Mind: Toward a Psychology for the 21st Century.Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2007.

8. Llinás, Rodolfo R.I of the Vortex: from Neurons to Self. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2001.

9. Lockwood, Michael.Mind, Brain & The Quantum: The Compound 'I'.Oxford: Basil Blackwell, Ltd, 1989.

10. *Penrose, Roger.The Emperor's New Mind.Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1989.

11. Penrose, Roger.Shadows of the Mind. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 1994.

12. Penrose, Roger, Longair, Malcolm, Shimony, Abner, Cartwright, Nancy, and Hawking, Stephen.The Large, The Small, and the Human Mind. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1997.

13. *Rosenblum, Bruce and Kuttner, Fred.Quantum Enigma: Physics Encounters Consciousness.New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2006.

14. *Swanson, Claude. The Synchronized Universe: New Science of the Paranormal. Tucson, AZ: Poseidia Press, 2003.

15. *Swanson, Claude. Life Force, the Scientific Basis: Volume 2 of the Synchronized Universe. Tucson, AZ: Poseidia Press, 2010.

16. Wegner, DM.The Illusion of Conscious Will.Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2002.


Spirituality and Science

1. Collins, Francis S. The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 2006.

2. Davies, Paul. The Mind of God: The Scientific Basis for a Rational World. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 1992.

3. D’Souza, Dinesh. Life After Death: The Evidence. Washington, DC: Regnery Publishing, 2009.

4. Fox, Matthew, and Rupert Sheldrake. The Physics of Angels: Exploring the Realm Where Science and Spirit Meet. New York, NY: HarperCollins, 1996.

5. Kauffman, Stuart A. At Home in the Universe: The Search for the Laws of Self-Organization and Complexity. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1995.

6. Murphy, Nancey, Russell, Robert J., Stoeger, William R. Physics and Cosmology – Scientific Perspectives on the Problem of Natural Evil. Notre Dame, IN: Vatican Observatory and Berkeley, CA: The Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences, 2007.

7. Schroeder, Gerald L. The Hidden Face of God: How Science Reveals the Ultimate Truth. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 2001.

8. Tipler, Frank J. The Physics of Immortality. New York, NY: Doubleday, 1996.

9. Wilber, Ken (ed.). Quantum Questions. Boston, MA: Shambhala Publications, 1984.

Spirituality and Religion

1. Dupré, Louis, and James A. Wiseman. Light from Light: An Anthology of Christian Mysticism. Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 2001.

2. Hagerty, Barbara Bradley. Fingerprints of God. New York, NY: Riverhead Hardcover, 2009.

3. Jensen, Lone. Gifts of Grace. New York, NY: HarperCollins, 1995.

4. Johnson, Timothy. Finding God in the Questions: A Personal Journey. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2004.

5. Morinis, E. Alan. Everyday Holiness: The Jewish Spiritual Path of Mussar. Boston: Shambhala Publications, Inc. 2007.

6. Neihardt, John G. Black Elk Speaks: Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2008.

7. Nord, Warren A. Ten Essays on Good and Evil. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Program in Humanities and Human Values, 2010.

8. Pagels, Elaine. The Gnostic Gospels. New York, NY: Vintage Books, 1979.

9. Rademacher, Paul. A Spiritual Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Universe: Travel Tips for the Spiritually Perplexed. Charlottesville, VA: Hampton Roads Publishing, 2009.

Consciousness Extended

1. Atwater, F. Holmes. Captain of my Ship, Master of my Soul. Living With Guidance. Charlottesville, VA: Hampton Roads, 2001.

2. *Bache, Christopher M. Dark Night, Early Dawn: Steps to a Deep Ecology of Mind. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2000.

3. Elder, Paul. Eyes of an Angel: Soul Travel, Spirit Guides, Soul Mates, and the Reality of Love. Charlottesville, VA: Hampton Roads, 2005.

4. *Hamilton, Allan J. The Scalpel and the Soul. New York, NY: Penguin Group, 2008.

5. McMoneagle, Joseph. Remote Viewing Secrets: A Handbook. Charlottesville, VA: Hampton Roads, 2000.

6. Monroe, Robert A. Journeys Out of the Body. New York, NY: Doubleday, 1971.

7. Monroe, Robert A. Far Journeys. New York, NY: Doubleday, 1985.

8. Monroe, Robert A. Ultimate Journey. New York, NY: Doubleday, 1994.

9. Reintjes, Susan. Third Eye Open -- Unmasking Your True Awareness. Carrboro, NC: Third Eye Press, 2003.

10. *Talbot, Michael. The Holographic Universe. New York, NY: HarperCollins, 1991.

11. *Weiss, Brian L. Many Lives, Many Masters. New York, NY: Fireside, 1988.

Near Death Experience & The Afterlife

1. Atwater, P.M.H. Near-Death Experiences: The Rest of the Story. Charlottesville, VA: Hampton Roads Press, 2011.

2. Burpo, Todd and Vincent, Lynn. Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy’s Astounding Story of his Trip to Heaven and Back. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2010.

3. Eadie, Betty J. Embraced by the Light. Placerville, CA: Gold Leaf Press, 1992.

4. Holden, Janice Miner, Bruce Greyson, and Debbie James. The Handbook of Near-Death Experiences: Thirty Years of Investigation. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger Publishers, 2009.

5. Kübler-Ross, Elisabeth. On Life After Death. Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed Press, 1991.

6. Moody, Raymond A. Jr. Life After Life: The Investigation of a Phenomenon - Survival of Bodily Death. New York, NY: HarperCollins Publishers, 2001 (originally published in 1975 by MBB, Inc., and later by Bantam Books, a division of Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, Inc. in 1976).

7. *Moody, Raymond Jr and Paul Perry. Glimpses of Eternity: Sharing a Loved One’s Passage from this Life to the Next. New York, NY: Guideposts, 2010.

8. Moorjani, Anita. Dying to be me: My Journey from Cancer, to Near Death, to True Healing. Carlsbad, CA: Hay House, Inc., 2012.

9. Piper, Don and Murphey, Cecil. 90 Minutes in Heaven: A True Story of Life and Death. Grand Rapids, MI: Revell, 2004.

10. Stevenson, Ian. Children Who Remember previous Lives: A Question of Reincarnation (rev. ed.). Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2001.

11. * Tompkins, Ptolemy. The Modern Book of the Dead: A Revolutionary Perspective on Death, the Soul, and What Really Happens in the Life to Come. New York, NY: Atria Books, 2012.

12. Tucker, James B. Life Before Life: A Scientific Investigation of Children's Memories of Previous Lives. New York: St. Martin's, 2005.