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.
- The European History) (2013)
- Enlightenment: Behind the Scenes (2012)
- 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)
- The Yoga of Consciousness: 25 Direct Practices to Enlightenment. Revealing the Missing Keys to Self-Realization (Real Yoga) (2018)
- Everyday Enlightenment: The Twelve Gateways to Personal Growth (1999)
- Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress (2019)
- Self Illumination (2019)
- The Book of Awakening: Having the Life You Want by Being Present to the Life You Have (2000)
- Your Unique Self: The Radical Path to Personal Enlightenment (2012)
- 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)
- Enlightenment is Your Nature: The Fundamental Difference Between Psychology, Therapy, and Meditation (2017)
- The Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment (2004)
The European History) (2013)
Debate 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?
Enlightenment: Behind the Scenes (2012)
Is 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.
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)
Massively 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.
The Yoga of Consciousness: 25 Direct Practices to Enlightenment. Revealing the Missing Keys to Self-Realization (Real Yoga) (2018)
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.
Everyday Enlightenment: The Twelve Gateways to Personal Growth (1999)
On 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.
Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress (2019)
If 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?
Self Illumination (2019)
(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.
The Book of Awakening: Having the Life You Want by Being Present to the Life You Have (2000)
Philosopher-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.
Your Unique Self: The Radical Path to Personal Enlightenment (2012)
Underlying 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.
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)
The 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.
Enlightenment is Your Nature: The Fundamental Difference Between Psychology, Therapy, and Meditation (2017)
Explores 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 consciou…
The Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment (2004)
It’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.
Best Self Enlightenment Books Reviewed & Ranked
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The Art of Shaolin Kung Fu: The Secrets of Kung Fu for Self-Defense, Health, and Enlightenment (Tuttle Martial Arts)
Author(s): Wong Kiew Kit
ID: 3329954, Publisher: Tuttle Publishing, Year: 2022, Size: 220 Mb, Format: pdf
Foundations of Chinese Psychotherapies: Towards Self-Enlightenment
Author(s): Yung-Jong Shiah
ID: 3513704, Publisher: Springer, Year: 2021, Size: 15 Mb, Format: pdf
The Way of Selflessness: A Practical Guide to Enlightenment Based on the Teachings of the World’s Great Mystics
Author(s): Joel Morwood
ID: 2433021, Publisher: Center for Sacred Sciences, Year: 2019, Size: 2 Mb, Format: epub
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.