Recommended Reading

SaosOwl


The authors listed below are brilliant lights and their writings are beautiful expressions of their brilliance.  I highly recommend all of them and their writings as very, very nutritious food for thought. I am not suggesting that these authors or their writings, ideas, opinions, etc., be blindly accepted as the "ultimate authority" or "final word" or "the gospel", or anything of the sort. It's simply nourishment to help expand one's worldview in every direction and arrive at Your Personal Truth, with no concern for whether Your Personal Truth coincides with theirs or not. Yes, that's what I would say about that. Thanks, Danu (Sao)

 

RECOMMENDED READING

(in alphabetical order by authors' last names)

Venus On Top: Women Who Are Born to Lead and The Men Who Love Them
by Barbara Wright Abernathy
 
2150 A.D.
by Thea Alexander
 
Animal Speak
by Ted Andrews
 
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
by Maya Angelou
 
The Heart of A Woman
by Maya Angelou
 
Wouldn’t Take Nothing For My Journey Now
by Maya Angelou
 
The Fire Next Time
by James Baldwin
 
Urgent Message from Mother: Gather the Women, Save the World
by Dr. Jean Shinoda Bolen
 
Goddesses In Everywoman
by Dr. Jean Shinoda Bolen
 
Gods In Everyman
by Dr. Jean Shinoda Bolen
 
Goddesses In Older Women: Archetypes In Women Over Fifty
by Dr. Jean Shinoda Bolen
 
PRONOIA Is the Antidote to Paranoia
by Rob Brezsny
 
Archetypes of the Zodiac
by Kathleen Burt
 
The Alchemist

by Paulo Coehlo
 
Feelings Matter: Keys to the Unexplored Self

by Ceanna DeRohan
 
Right Use of Will
(a series of eight books)
received by Ceanna DeRohan
 
Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women
by Susan Faludi
 
Finding Our Way Through The Dark
by Demetra George
 
The Shamanic Astrology Handbook
by Daniel Giamario with Cayelin Castell
 
Lakota Star Knowledge: Studies in Lakota Stellar Theology
by Ronald Goodman
 
The Future Is Yours
by Raymon Grace
 
The Return of the Mother

by Andrew Harvey
 
The Law of Success In Sixteen Lessons, Volumes 1 and 2
by Napoleon Hill
 
The Soul's Code
by James Hillman
 
A Terrible Love of War
by James Hillman
 
The Wisdom of Carl Jung
edited by Edward Hoffman, Ph.D.
 
Under Saturn's Shadow: The Wounding and Healing of Men

(Studies in Jungian Psychology by Jungian Analysts)
by James Hollis
 
The Eden Project: In Search of the Magical Other
by James Hollis
 
The Red Book
by Carl Jung
 
The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community
by David C. Korten
 
Listening to the Sun
by Tobias Lars
  
Paradise (in Oprah’s Book Club)
by Toni Morrison

The Bluest Eye
by Toni Morrison

What Moves at the Margin (Selected non-fiction)
by Toni Morrison

Soul-Sick Nation
by Jessica Murray

Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom: Creating Physical and Emotional Health and Healing
by Christiane Northrup, M.D.
 
Descent to the Goddess: A Way of Initiation for Women
by Sylvia Brinton Perera
 
Women Who Run With The Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype
by Clarissa Pinkola-Estes
 
Untie the Strong Woman: Blessed Mother's Immaculate Love for the Wild Soul
by Clarisssa Pinkola-Estes PhD (author of Women Who Run with the Wolves)
 
The Game of Wizards: Roots of Consciousness & the Esoteric Arts
by Charles Ponce
 
Ending Hunger: An Idea Whose Time Has Come
by The Hunger Project
 
Prophecy of the Rose: The Feminine Face of God In Christianity & The Earth As A Sacred Realm
by Rosalind de Rolon
 
Astrology: Planet Personalities & Signs Speak Through Robert Shapiro
by Robert Shapiro (and the planets and signs)
 
The Explorer Race

(a series of about a dozen books)
by Zoosh through Robert Shapiro
 
The Great Cosmic Mother
by Monica Sjoo and Barbara Mor
 
The Essene Gospel of Peace
by Edmond Bordeaux Szekely
 
The Essene Book of Creation: Our Spiritual Heritage for the Space Age
by Edmond Bordeaux Szekely
 
Cosmos and Psyche: Intimations Of A New World View
by Richard Tarnas
 
Mind Programming
by Eldon Taylor
 
Tao Te Ching
by author unknown

We Are The Ones We Have Been Waiting For: Inner Light In A Time Of Darkness
by Alice Walker

The World Has Changed:  Conversations with Alice Walker
By Alice Walker and Rudolph P. Byrd

Hard Times Require Furious Dancing:  New Poems (A Palm of Her Hand Project)
by Alice Walker

Illuminata:  A Return to Prayer
by Marianne Williamson

The Gift of Change:  Spiritual Guidance for Living Your Best Life
by Marianna Williamson

A Woman’s Worth
by Marianne Williamson
 
Bitch: In Praise of Difficult Women
by Elizabeth Wurtzel
 
Creating A World Without Poverty
by Muhammad Yunus

 
All writings by:
Maya Angelou
Elizabeth Debold
Thomas Stearns Eliot
James Hillman
Carl Jung
W.S. Merwin
Toni Morrison
Norm Shealy
Alice Walker
Marianne Williamson
Zoosh (and friends)