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Best Shiva Books You Should Enjoy

While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top Shiva books.

1. Shiva: Stories and Teachings from the Shiva Mahapurana (2013)

 Best Shiva Books You Should EnjoyThe traditional understanding of Shiva told through stories and teachings from the Shiva Mahapurana • Explains Shiva’s contradictory forms, such as destroyer or benefactor, and how his form depends on the needs of the devotee • Reveals how Shiva’s teachings allow one to see through the illusions at the root of all grief and alienation in human life • Explores Shiva’s relationships with Durga, Shakti, Sati, and Parvati and with his sons Ganesha and Kartikeya Shiva, the most ancient and complex deity of the Hindu pantheon, has been portrayed in…
Author(s): Vanamali

2. Shiva Sutras: The Supreme Awakening (Lakshmanjoo Academy Book Series) (2015)

 Best Shiva Books You Should EnjoyShiva Sutras:The Supreme Awakening• Includes free downloadable audio of original lectures.• A collection of 77 aphorisms that form the foundation of Kashmir Shaivism.• The version herein contains the commentary of the 10th century philosopher and mystic Kshemeraja ,and is revealed to us by the fully realized master Swami Lakshmanjoo.The Shiva Sutras, gifted by God to the sage Vasugupta for the upliftment of humanity, is one of Kashmir Shaivism’s most important and revered texts. Swami Lakshmanjoo gives the reader a penetrating vision of the glorious journey of the Supreme Awakening; the traveling…
Author(s): Swami Lakshmanjoo, John Hughes

3. Shiva: The Lord of Yoga (2015)

 Best Shiva Books You Should EnjoyLord Shiva is the personification of all the main practices of Yoga, as the origin and ruling power over asana, prana, mantra, inner seeing and meditation. He is the ultimate Yoga guru reflecting the highest Self-awareness. The current book unfolds the presence, light, energy and consciousness of the Supreme Shiva to take us beyond all death and duality….
Author(s): David Frawley

4. 7 Secrets of Shiva: From the Hindu Trinity Series (2011)

 Best Shiva Books You Should EnjoyShiva, ‘the destroyer’ among the Hindu trinity (of gods), is depicted in many contradictory manners. He is an ascetic who wears animal skin, his body smeared with ashes. Contradictory to his wild nature, he is also depicted as having a family, with a beautiful wife and two children. There are many more such varied representations of Shiva, the most prominent of these being the Linga and the Nataraja. The author, Devdutt Pattanaik, introduces the readers to these varied aspects and representations, and then sets about interpreting them. He explains the different anomalies and…
Author(s): Devdutt Pattanaik

5. The Shiva Samhita (2007)

 Best Shiva Books You Should EnjoyThis affordable, critical edition of the Shiva Samhita contains a new introduction, the original Sanskrit, a new English translation, nine full-page photographs, and an index. The first edition of this classic Yoga text to meet high academic, literary, and production standards, it’s for people who practice Yoga or have an interest in health and fitness, philosophy, religion, spirituality, mysticism, or meditation. HEA025000; REL032000…
Author(s): James Mallinson

6. Amish Tripathi ‘S Shiva Trilogy-nagas, Mehula & the Oath of the Vayuputras (2014)

 Best Shiva Books You Should Enjoyset of three books…
Author(s): Amish TRipathi

7. Siva Sutras: The Yoga of Supreme Identity (2012)

 Best Shiva Books You Should EnjoyThe Saiva philosophy of Kashmir is generally called Trika Sastra, because it is philosophy of the triad ñ (1) Siva (2) Sakti (3) Nara ñ the bound soul or (1) para ñ the highest (2) parapara ñ identity in difference and (3) apara ñ difference. The literature of the Trika system of Kashmir falls into three categories, viz., (1) the Agama Sastra, (2) the Spanda Sastra and (3) the Pratyabhijna Sastra. Agama Sastra is considered to be revelation by Siva. It lays down both the principles and practices of the system. The most important Agama of the Trika system was known as the Siva Sutras. Siva Sutras are considered to be a revealed book of…
Author(s): Jaideva Singh

8. Beyond Shiva: The Absolute Truth (2017)

 Best Shiva Books You Should EnjoyReading this book with your Heart can melt you into Samadhi. Sri Ramana Maharshi:"Everything happens in its own time. The one who is ready for the Absolute Knowledge will be made somehow to hear of it and follow it up."This book goes straight into the Heart and completely dissolves the mind. It can be read in an instant, and last a lifetime. This book contains the culmination of Advaita Vedanta, Upanishads, Nonduality, Bhagavad, Ashtavakra, Avadhut & Ribhu Gita, all Yogas and all true Spirituality. If you follow the most profound spiritual teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi, Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, Bhagavan Krishna…
Author(s): Avahtara

9. Shiva: The Wild God of Power and Ecstasy (2004)

 Best Shiva Books You Should EnjoyAn extensive look at all the aspects of multi-natured Shiva• Explores the shamanic roots of world spirituality as exemplified by this Hindu god who shares many of the attributes of the Norse Odin and the Celtic Cernunnos• Looks at Shiva’s relation to contemporary culture, Tantra, and the dualistic religions of the WestTo his devotees Shiva is the entire universe and the core of all beings. Hindu myth shows him appearing at the beginning of creation as a giant pillar of fire from which this world sprang forth. Yet he is also the most…
Author(s): Storl Ph.D., Wolf-Dieter

10. Sword of Shiva (2012)

 Best Shiva Books You Should EnjoyThree Tibetan rebels attack a train carrying Chinese soldiers into the Tibet Autonomous Region. The rebels escape across the Himalayas into India, unaware that the son of China’s First Vice-Premier lays maimed and dying among the burning wreckage of the train. As an escalating series of retaliations drive China and India toward outright war, hostilities spill over into the sea, and the Bay of Bengal becomes a crucible of naval warfare. The president of the United States orders a U.S. Navy strike group into the area as a stabilizing force, but the situation between the two nations has already deteriorated beyond any hope of…
Author(s): Jeff Edwards

11. Who Really Feeds the World?: The Failures of Agribusiness and the Promise of Agroecology (2016)

 Best Shiva Books You Should EnjoyDebunking the notion that our current food crisis must be addressed through industrial agriculture and genetic modification, author and activist Vandana Shiva argues that those forces are in fact the ones responsible for the hunger problem in the first place. Who Really Feeds the World? is a powerful manifesto calling for agricultural justice and genuine sustainability, drawing upon Shiva’s thirty years of research and accomplishments in the field. Instead of relying on genetic modification and large-scale monocropping to solve the world’s food crisis, she…
Author(s): Vandana Shiva

12. The Mathematician’s Shiva: A Novel (2014)

 Best Shiva Books You Should EnjoyWhen the greatest female mathematician in history passes away, her son, Alexander "Sasha" Karnokovitch, just wants to mourn his mother in peace. But rumor has it the notoriously eccentric Polish émigré has solved one of the most difficult problems in all of mathematics, and has spitefully taken the solution to her grave. As a ragtag group of mathematicians from around the world descends upon Rachela’s shiva, determined to find the proof or solve it for themselves–even if it means prying up the floorboards for notes or desperately scrutinizing the mutterings of her African Grey parrot–Sasha…
Author(s): Stuart Rojstaczer

Best Shiva Books You Should Enjoy

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some shiva books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Urban Air Quality Monitoring, Modelling and Human Exposure Assessment

Author(s): S. M. Shiva Nagendra, Uwe Schlink, Andrea Müller, Mukesh Khare
ID: 2883999, Publisher: Springer Singapore;Springer, Year: 2021, Size: 17 Mb, Format: pdf

Healing SIBO: Fix the Real Cause of IBS, Bloating, and Weight Issues in 21 Days

Author(s): Shivan Sarna
ID: 2905399, Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group, Year: 2021, Size: 1 Mb, Format: epub

Build a Next-Generation Digital Workplace: Transform Legacy Intranets to Employee Experience Platforms

Author(s): Shailesh Kumar Shivakumar
ID: 2467453, Publisher: Apress, Year: 2020, Size: 15 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are absolutely best-sellers according to The Wall Street Journal, others are drafted by unknown authors. 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? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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