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Resources for Meditators

Reading List

All books in this list are available from The Edge of the World Bookshop in Penzance. Give them a call on (01736) 365 607 to reserve a copy!

The Science of Meditation and Consciousness

  • Catching the Big Fish - David Lynch
  • Catching the Big Fish
  • David Lynch
  • A brilliant book about the effect of meditation on the creative process.
  • The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success - Deepak Chopra
  • The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success
  • Deepak Chopra
  • A practical guide to the fulfilment of your dreams.
  • Creating Affluence - Deepak Chopra
  • Creating Affluence
  • Deepak Chopra
  • A concise A-Z to fulfilling your desires.
  • Ageless Body, Timeless Mind - Deepak Chopra
  • Ageless Body, Timeless Mind
  • Deepak Chopra
  • Scientific studies that show that the mind/body connection has an extraordinary power to heal.
  • Molecules of Emotion - Candace B. Pert
  • Molecules of Emotion
  • Candace B. Pert
  • A fantastic read about the connection between mind and body.
  • Science of Being & Art of Living - Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
  • Science of Being & Art of Living
  • Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
  • A deep look at meditation and its effect on the individual and society.
  • The Brain that Changes Itself - Norman Doidge
  • The Brain that Changes Itself
  • Norman Doidge
  • Cutting edge understanding of the neuroplasticity of the brain—easy to digest.
  • Letting Go: The Pathway of Surrender - David R. Hawkins
  • Letting Go: The Pathway of Surrender
  • David R. Hawkins
  • The present work describes a simple and effective means by which to let go of the obstacles to Enlightenment and become free of negativity.
  • Dissolving the Ego, Realizing the Self - David R. Hawkins
  • Dissolving the Ego, Realizing the Self
  • David R. Hawkins
  • How does one traverse the spiritual landscape to move beyond suffering to experience peace and love.

Ayurveda and Health

  • A Woman’s Best Medicine - Nancy Lonsdorf, Veronica Butler, Melanie Brown
  • A Woman’s Best Medicine
  • Nancy Lonsdorf, Veronica Butler, Melanie Brown
  • A wonderful book for women on all areas of Ayurveda—mind, body and emotions.
  • Perfect Health - Deepak Chopra
  • Perfect Health
  • Deepak Chopra
  • An easy-to-read introduction to the ancient health system of Ayurveda.
  • For a Blissful Baby - Kumuda Reddy, Linda Egenes, Margaret Mullins
  • For a Blissful Baby
  • Kumuda Reddy, Linda Egenes, Margaret Mullins
  • Practical tips for expectant and new mums—light and easy-to-read.

Vedic Knowledge: Spiritual and Philosophical Advancement

  • The Mahabharata – A Modern Rendering - Ramesh Menon
  • The Mahabharata – A Modern Rendering
  • Ramesh Menon
  • Masterful story-telling of this ancient Vedic text. Gripping.
  • The Ramayana: A Modern Retelling of the Great Indian Epic – A Modern Rendering - Ramesh Menon
  • The Ramayana: A Modern Retelling of the Great Indian Epic – A Modern Rendering
  • Ramesh Menon
  • The great Indian epic is the most beloved and enduring legend. The Ramayana is widely acknowledged to be one of the world’s great literary masterpieces.
  • The Upanishads - Eknath Easwaran
  • The Upanishads
  • Eknath Easwaran
  • Discover the treasures of India. A lyrical statement on the deeper truths of mysticism, covering the different levels of awareness to the cultivation of love.
  • Autobiography of a Yogi - Pramahansa Yogananda
  • Autobiography of a Yogi
  • Pramahansa Yogananda
  • A classic story of enlightenment—you won’t be able to put it down.
  • The Power of Now - Eckhart Tolle
  • The Power of Now
  • Eckhart Tolle
  • A beautifully written and inspirational message—true happiness lies in the Now.
  • The Bhagavad Gita: A New Translation and Commentary - Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
  • The Bhagavad Gita: A New Translation and Commentary
  • Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
  • An amazing perspective on this classic work of Indian philosophy.
  • Yoga Sutras of Patanjali - Alistair Shearer
  • Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
  • Alistair Shearer
  • A great translation—modern insight while staying true to ancient wisdom.
  • The Yoga Sutras of Patañjali: A New Edition, Translation, and Commentary - Edwin F. Bryant
  • The Yoga Sutras of Patañjali: A New Edition, Translation, and Commentary
  • Edwin F. Bryant
  • Written almost two millennia ago, Patañjali’s work focuses on how to attain the direct experience and realization of the purusa: the innermost individual self, or soul.