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Any book suggestions?

Asked by Lovefirst (116points) July 7th, 2014 from iPhone

Does anyone have a good reading book suggestions for me to get on? I’m really interested in self work, self development, life, spirituality, awareness, consciousness etc.

Thank you!

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talljasperman's avatar

Any Forgotten Realms novels By R.A. Salvatore. The Crystal Shard trilogy , the chapter introductions from Drizzt Du’uden. They talk about knowing right from wrong and taking a stand against evil.

Mimishu1995's avatar

Can you take Chicken Soup for the Soul? It has a lot to do with self work, self development, life… the things you want :)

Seaofclouds's avatar

Have you ever read The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch? There is also a video that goes with it. I really enjoyed both of them. I read the book first and then watched the video.

Lovefirst's avatar

Nop I haven’t but definitely take a look ! Thank you all :) @seaofclouds

Dan_Lyons's avatar

Siddhartha by Herman Hesse.
Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein.
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand.

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Dan_Lyons's avatar

I saw a movie about the hero by Joseph Campbell @Unbroken it was a very good movie. (Documentary)

Unbroken's avatar

Power of Myths is a mythologist tale. Joseph Campbell is a wonderful storyteller. He had a gift. He imparts meaning and cohesiveness to all myths.
Martin Segilman, Positive Psychology emphasizes the power of positive thinking and studies successful people to find out what they do right.
Andrew Bernstien Active Listening which is about getting to the core pf issues and resolving them.
Harriet Lerhner did a Dance series; Dance of Anger etc.
Kahlil Gibran The Prophet is soothing before bed reading. Simple and calming.
Care of the Soul by hmmm…. I think it was Thomas Moore if I’m wrong I will get back to you on that one.
I read the Last Lecture by Paush too @seaofclouds very good.
I loved Clarissa Pinkola Estes’ book can’t remember the name. She broke down archtypal beautiful effective writer.

Adagio's avatar

You may have already read The Alchemist but thought I would suggest it nonetheless.

Unbroken's avatar

I missed your reply @Dans_Lyons. If you liked was it the Hero’s Journey that you might like the interview with Bill Moyer. It is called the Power of Myth.

Dan_Lyons's avatar

That’s it @Unbroken! That to me was his best ever video.

Also read Ishmael by Daniel Quinn
and of course Illusions; The Reluctant Messiah by Richard Bach

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

A Course in Miracles.

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