Books that explain and examine our spiritual traditions and challenge us
to take our own spiritual journey
Signs, Visits and Premonitions From Loved Ones Lost on 9/11
by Bonnie McEneaney
Friends and families of 9/11 victims share their stories with Bonnie McEneany,
whose husband Eamon died on 9/11. Their intensely personal experiences
of contact are to them real proof that their loved ones continue to exist.
Fringe Dweller on the Night Shift
by Monica Holy
Go astral traveling with the author
as she spends her nights rescuing souls.
Spiritual Enlightenment: The Damndest Thing by
A maverick tale of how to "wake up" spiritually by
a self-described (and mysterious) enlightened human being.
The Messengers by F.C. Xavier
afterlife journey told by spirit Andre Luiz through Brazilian medium
Supernatural by Graham Hancock
explores the origins of religious beliefs by examining early use of
Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa
This classic book is the story of Yogananda's
coming to America to bring yoga and Eastern ideas to a generation
knowing nothing of its spiritual precepts; his story is full of
amazing spiritual feats, such as being in two
places at once.
Letters From the Other Side by Helen and Harry
This book of letters were written during the World War
I era by two spirits, brother and sister, whose messages came through
the automatic handwriting of a blind living sister
The Spirits Book by Alan Kardec
This book, written in 1876, is the basis of the beliefs of Spiritists; the book contains answers to the big questions as given to Allan Kardec by advanced spirits. This article also examines three other books about spirit.
Is there evidence for the afterlife?
Does evidence exist that our consciousness survives death? Here are four books that tackle this topic, and are worth reading.
Who is Edgar Cayce?
Edgar Cayce became known as "the sleeping prophet" because he provided information to people seeking his help after putting himself in a trance. This modest man, who died in 1945, gave "life readings" to people in which he told them of past lives, often lives in ancient Atlantis. Many books tell his story; here are some of the best ones.
Must Change or Die by John Shelby Spong
Does the standard Christian theology that has come to us from the
Middle Ages still make sense? Haven't we learned more about the history
of the times from when Jesus walked the earth, and haven't we gained
maturity since then? Bishop Spong challenges some long-held beliefs about
what it means to be a Christian.
The Templar Revelation by Picknett &
Examines whether Jesus really died on the cross and
whether he might have been married to Mary Magdalene; lots of
interesting legends about Magdalene and John the Baptist in the
south of France.
The Hiram Key by Knight & Lomas
Master Masons examine the historical roots of Christianity. Who was
the mysterious Hiram Abiff who supposedly built Solomon's
The Gnostic Gospels by Elaine
Pagels challenges traditional ideas about Jesus and
the early Christian teachings, through the writings in alternate
Holy Blood, Holy Grail by Baigent, Lincoln &
Take a tour of a different history, where Jesus has descendants who have secretly dominated important historical events. The book that inspired The DaVinci Code, that introduced us to the Priory of Sion... still good after all these years!!
The Jesus Mysteries: Was the "Original Jesus" a Pagan God? by Timothy Freke and Peter Gandy
This book questions the actual existence of Jesus of Nazareth with their eivdence that "the Jesus story" was meant as metaphor in the same way as the ancient "Mystery" religions.
The Jesus Dyasty: The Hidden History of Jesus, His Royal Family, and the Birth of Christianity by James D. Tabor
The author's own explorations into a tomb in Israel turned up bodies that could be members of Jesus' family. Could the tomb hold the bones of Jesus' brother, James? Could Jesus' biological father be someone other than Joseph and can we make even more assumptions from these discoveries, like James continuing Jesus' teachings, which did not include current Christian theology?
Eunuchs for the Kingdom of Heaven by Uta Ranke-Heinemann
Does the Catholic Church's insistence on a male-only celibate clergy, its doctrine that sex is only for procreation and its condemnation of birth control and abortion reflect any actual teachings of Jesus? Here's a meticulously researched book by an angry female theologian who says no, and who lost her job teaching theology at a Catholic university for writing this book.