Reading List II

These books are recommended for the more advanced level practitioner. Some of them require broad experiential knowledge of mystical principles and practice. Others seem to be introductory level books, but when you read them again at depth, they offer something entirely different. If you read them with an eye towards pratice, just under the surface you’ll find plenty of guidance, context, and tools for development.

(Note: There are truths and errors in all the writings; none of them have it completely right. Sorting out which is which, and learning to trust our own guidance, are part of the development work.).

Pistis Sophia & Psalms

Unseen Warfare by Lorenzo Scupoli

Kybalion by Three Initiates

Awakening to Wholeness by Lee Bladon

Outline of Esoteric Science by Rudolf Steiner

Death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy

Seth Speaks by Jane Roberts

Fifth Gospel by Rudolf Steiner

The Divine Providence by Emanuel Swedenborg

The Cloud of Unknowing by Anonymous

The Ladder of Divine Ascent by John Climacus

Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Nietzsche

The Dialogue of St. Catherine of Siena by Catherine of Siena

Dark Night of the Soul by St. John of the Cross

The Interior Castle by St. Teresa of Avila

Mysticism: A Study in the Nature and Development of Man’s Spiritual Consciousness by Evelyn Underhill

Thirty Years Among the Dead by Dr. Carl Wickland

Psychic Self-defense by Dion Fortune

The Divine Comedy, Vol II: Purgatory by Dante Alighieri

Journey to Ixtlan by Carlos Castaneda

The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevky

Pathwork Lectures by Eva Pierrakos