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Best Self Enlightenment Books Reviewed & Ranked

There are countless Self Enlightenment courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

1. The Enlightenment (New Approaches to European History) (2013)

Best Self Enlightenment Books Reviewed & RankedDebate over the meaning of ‘Enlightenment’ began in the eighteenth century and still continues to this day. This period saw the opening of arguments on the nature of man, truth, the place of God, and the international circulation of ideas, people and gold. But did the Enlightenment mean the same for men and women, for rich and poor, for Europeans and non-Europeans? In the third edition of her acclaimed book, Dorinda Outram addresses these, and other questions about the Enlightenment as controversy increases about its place at the foundation of modernity….
Author(s): Dorinda Outram

2. Enlightenment: Behind the Scenes (2012)

Best Self Enlightenment Books Reviewed & RankedIs it possible to map the directions to a Void? Is it conceivable that one can point to the abyss? Just maybe, it can be done, and here is how I propose to do it. It starts with the recounting of my personal quest for ‘Spiritual Enlightenment,’ which can also serve as a roadmap for any human being who takes the spiritual journey seriously. This story centers on the peak period of my spiritual journey just after returning home from a weeklong meditation retreat at the world renowned ‘Monroe Institute.’ I had been home less than a week after attending one of their…
Author(s): Marc Leavitt

3. Writing Prompts: The Ultimate Self Exploration Journal. ‘Who Am I?’ and 199 Other Transformational Questions and Creative Writing Prompts for Self Reflection and Personal Enlightenment (2018)

Best Self Enlightenment Books Reviewed & RankedMassively inspirational, creativity-catalyzing, and just the right dose of self-help. That’s what this book is!We’re living through a distraction contagion because of technology (namely social media) and busy work schedules and it’s becoming harder than ever to find space for ourselves.Don’t believe me?A recent study claimed that only 25% of people are living up to their potential to be creative. We’re living in a time where creativity and self-knowledge are becoming more and more scarce.Here’s my…
Author(s): Gerald Confienza

4. The Yoga of Consciousness: 25 Direct Practices to Enlightenment. Revealing the Missing Keys to Self-Realization (Real Yoga) (2018)

Best Self Enlightenment Books Reviewed & Ranked This book contains 25 Direct Practices to Enlightenment. It unveils the ultimate practical guide to Non-Duality (Advaita), and uncovers the unseen blockages made by the ego-mind, in a profound yet accessible way.You have been searching for something beyond yourself, beyond the mundane life, beyond the plastic flowers of human existence. Despite many meditations, spiritual practices, pilgrimages, mystical experiences, and so on, you have yet to put an end to all dissatisfaction, suffering or incompleteness.It’s not your fault though… it’s the deceptive false self posing as the real Self that prevents…
Author(s): SantataGamana

5. Everyday Enlightenment: The Twelve Gateways to Personal Growth (1999)

Best Self Enlightenment Books Reviewed & RankedOn the Journey of Life, Do You Sometimes Wish You Had a Map? You now hold such a map in your hands-a guide through the twelve gateways of personal growth to the summit of your potential. Dan Millman makes your ascent accessible by bringing enlightenment down to earth-applying spiritual wisdom to the practical realities of everyday life. Explore the challenges and mysteries of body, mind, and emotions. Discover a new approach to success. Change confusion into clarity and knowledge into action. It begins as you turn the first page and enter… 1. Discover Your Worth 2. Reclaim Your Will 3. Energize Your Body 4. Manage Your Money…
Author(s): Dan Millman

6. Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress (2019)

Best Self Enlightenment Books Reviewed & RankedIf you think the world is coming to an end, think again: people are living longer, healthier, freer, and happier lives, and while our problems are formidable, the solutions lie in the Enlightenment ideal of using reason and science.Is the world really falling apart? Is the ideal of progress obsolete? In this elegant assessment of the human condition in the third millennium, cognitive scientist and public intellectual Steven Pinker urges us to step back from the gory headlines and prophecies of doom, which play to our psychological biases. Instead, follow the data: In seventy-five…
Author(s): Steven Pinker

7. Self Illumination (2019)

Best Self Enlightenment Books Reviewed & Ranked(From the Introduction) You are in rare company. Among those who seek for something that might bring peace, understanding, and an ease of life, there are few who find a connection to the teaching that has come to be known as Non-Duality……(later) What sets the book in your hands apart from other books on this subject is its potency. This is not a rehash of every teacher who came before, though the author is well acquainted with the writings of great sages, ancient and modern. When he quotes someone, you get a new appreciation, a depth of knowing that was hidden…
Author(s): Gilbert Schultz

8. The Book of Awakening: Having the Life You Want by Being Present to the Life You Have (2000)

Best Self Enlightenment Books Reviewed & RankedPhilosopher-poet and cancer survivor, Mark Nepo opens a new season of freedom and joy–an escape from deadening, asleep-at-the wheel sameness–that is both profound and clarifying. His spiritual daybook is a summons to reclaim aliveness, liberate the self, take each day one at a time, and to savor the beauty offered by life’s unfolding. Reading his poetic prose is like being given second sight, exposing the reader to life’s multiple dimensions, each one drawn with awe and affection. The Book of Awakening is the result of his journey of the soul and will inspire others to embark on their own. Nepo…
Author(s): Mark Nepo

9. Your Unique Self: The Radical Path to Personal Enlightenment (2012)

Best Self Enlightenment Books Reviewed & RankedUnderlying the vision behind democracy is the recognition that every individual has dignity, adequacy and worth. This democratic understanding of the worth and standing of the individual lies at the core of what the West calls enlightenment. The Western idea of enlightenment, rooted in the great vision of the Biblical prophets, is generally understood to have entered mainstream consciousness through the political democratic movements of the mid 18th century. Western enlightenment is primarily concerned with the democratization of political power. Classical enlightenment, sometimes called Eastern…
Author(s): Marc Gafni

10. Third Eye Awakening: Guided Meditation to Open Your Third Eye, Expand Mind Power, Intuition, Psychic Awareness, and Enhance Psychic Abilities (3rd Eye, Higher Consciousness, Spiritual Enlightenment) (2017)

Best Self Enlightenment Books Reviewed & RankedThe third eye chakra is the center to your psychic abilities and intuition. It holds powers that people never thought were possible or available to them. The third eye and the pineal gland are essentially the same thing and the power of both lie dormant, in most people, for all of their lives. There are many simple meditation techniques that can help to open a dormant third eye, and you will find these meditation techniques inside this book.Third Eye Awakening is not only about the third eye, however. In this book you will…
Author(s): Sarah Rowland

11. Enlightenment is Your Nature: The Fundamental Difference Between Psychology, Therapy, and Meditation (2017)

Best Self Enlightenment Books Reviewed & RankedExplores and explains the fundamental difference between psychology, therapy and meditation.”Enlightenment” in Western cultures has long been associated with the 18th century movement that brought about a new “age of reason.” As Zen, Buddhism, and other eastern wisdom traditions have captured the imagination of the West, “enlightenment” has come to be known as a specific state of consciousness attained by an individual on a spiritual or meditative path.However, the Judeo-Christian context, with its belief in a divine…
Author(s): Osho

12. The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment (2004)

Best Self Enlightenment Books Reviewed & RankedIt’s no wonder that The Power of Now has sold over 2 million copies worldwide and has been translated into over 30 foreign languages. Much more than simple principles and platitudes, the book takes readers on an inspiring spiritual journey to find their true and deepest self and reach the ultimate in personal growth and spirituality: the discovery of truth and light. In the first chapter, Tolle introduces readers to enlightenment and its natural enemy, the mind. He awakens readers to their role as a creator of pain and shows them how to have a pain-free identity by living fully in the present. The journey is…
Author(s): Eckhart Tolle

List for best books on enlightenment. Score A book’s total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book. Along the way, he makes several attempts at enlightenment (including under the Buddha himself), but finds spiritual fulfillment in a much simpler way than the way proposed by all of the world’s wise men. What books have inspired your spiritual journeys? Share your favorites below. This article was originally published on October 27, 2008. The Alchemist, a mystical tale about Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who longs to travel in search of worldly treasure, is a lesson in how to listen to your own heart in order to become self-aware. Read the signs along life’s path, the book expounds, and become self-empowered to follow your dreams. Uncoil Your Higher Self (Meeting Your Superior Existence): Obtain Greater Self-Realization, Enlightenment, and Reaching Your Highest Potential, Unadulterated Self Through Guided Hypnosis & Meditation by Mindfulness Meditation Hypnotherapy and J. C. Lewis “Perfection is an illusion. Time spent on attaining it is time wasted. Could not this time be better spent in the persuit of self-enlightenment to better ones’ place in the overall scheme of humanity?”

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The Yoga of Consciousness: 25 Direct Practices to Enlightenment. Revealing the Missing Keys to Self-Realization. Beyond Kundalini, Kriya Yoga & all Spirituality ... Awakening Non-Duality (Real Yoga Book 4)

Author(s): SantataGamana
Publisher: Real Yoga, Year: 2018, Size: 463 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2319086

The Illusion of Will, Self, and Time: William James's Reluctant Guide to Enlightenment

Author(s): Bricklin, Jonathan; James, William
Publisher: State University of New York Press, Year: 2015, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1432457

Androids in the Enlightenment: Mechanics, Artisans, and Cultures of the Self

Author(s): Adelheid Voskuhl
Publisher: University Of Chicago Press, Year: 2013, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1322604

Your Unique Self: The Radical Path to Personal Enlightenment

Author(s): Marc Gafni
Publisher: Integral Publishers, Year: 2012, Size: 357 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 879921

Character, Self, and Sociability in the Scottish Enlightenment

Author(s): Thomas Ahnert, Susan Manning (eds.)
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US, Year: 2011, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1470917

Enlightenment by a Single Means: Tibetan Controversies on the "Self-sufficient White Remedy"

Author(s): David Jackson
Publisher: Austrian Academy of Sciences Press, Year: 1994, Size: 8 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1126759

Is Enlightenment Possible? Dharmakirti and rGyal tshab rje on Knowledge, Rebirth, No-Self and Liberation (Textual Studies and Translations in Indo-Tibetan Buddhism)

Author(s): Dharmakirti (author), rGyal tshab rje (author), Roger R. Jackson (editor, translator and annotations)
Publisher: Snow Lion Publications, Year: 1993, Size: 42 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 491064

Is Enlightenment Possible?: Dharmakirti and Rgyal Tshab Rje on Knowledge, Rebirth, No-Self and Liberation

Author(s): Roger R. Jackson, Rgyal-tshab Dar-ma-rin-chen, Roger R. Jackson
Publisher: Snow Lion Pubns, Year: 1993, Size: 19 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1125907

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are really hot items according to Los Angeles Times, others are composed by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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