Suggestions for books that allow for cultivation of the mind.

 Jonathan (@Productor) 7 years, 4 months ago

Disclaimer: I am aware of duplicates that are present, but as time passes, people might find new works to read.

I have recently graduated and want to read some books that may increase my understanding of the world around me and of the mind itself. I am not looking for e.g. history books to learn but rather books that deal with the mind itself.

It might even be slightly spiritual things, but not extreme shamanism if you know what I mean hehe. I’m also a believer in mind over matter, so if you know anything cool about that please share.

Here are some concerning the same topics so you might grasp what I’m talking about if it was a bit vague:
Dharma Bums – Kerouac, Jack.
A New Earth – Tolle, Eckhart
Cosmos – Sagan, Carl

Thanks in advance.

June 7, 2014 at 7:27 am
whales (37) (@pwhalen) 7 years, 4 months ago ago

If you are curious about historical anthropology and mans relation to mood altering substances a.k.a. drugs, try out “Food of the Gods” – Terrence McKenna. For mind over matter subjects, l would suggest “The Alchemist” – Paulo Coehlo. Enjoy!

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Jonathan (1) (@Productor) 7 years, 4 months ago ago

I thank you for your suggestions. Personally, I have taken distance from drugs, mood-altering substances, due to personal reasons but nevertheless thanks for answering. I’ll put Coelho’s novel on my list!

Jonathan.

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Nigel Hewitson (0) (@entelechy) 7 years, 4 months ago ago

Check out: ‘Head Trip’ by Jeff Warren, it looks at 24 hours in the life of your brain. I’d also recommend ‘Is there life after Death ?’ by Anthony Peake. This may seem somewhat off the mark from what you say you’re looking for but it covers such a wide range of topics that you are bound to find it ties in with your interests.

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Jonathan (1) (@Productor) 7 years, 4 months ago ago

Thanks for the reply. I’m interested in quite alot so I don’t mind the book covering various topics as I like to learn as much as possible. Both books seem to be pretty cool, thanks!

Jonathan.

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Marlon (97) (@shoeopener) 7 years, 4 months ago ago

Have a look at The Monk Who Sold his Ferrari, http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/f/francois_de_la_rochefouca.html and surprisingly this site – https://www.highexistence.com/s/?q=books

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