One of the oldest works regarding the nature of reality, truth, the world around us, and our place. Dated, but stuffed full of practical wisdom. Keeping in mind that it is one of the purest records of the ancient sage traditions of the East, and that it predates western religion by a great deal. It was designed to be an holistic guide to living on the Path of self-governance and integrity.
A trilogy of novels with deep, profound insight into the nature of reality, the power of visualization, how power can corrupt, and fate. Probably the most influential work of fiction I've ever read.
A roller-coaster down the rabbit hole of subliminal information, the toxicity of modern human society, native wisdom, the reemerging divine feminine, ancient cosmologies, sustainability, mass-marketing, and the emptiness of life when disconnected from the natural world. It is a biting critique of everything wrong with our society, and paints a devastating picture of patriarchal "norms" and other anti-nature belief systems. Highly recommended.
Not much to be said about Plato's work that hasn't been said before. I would say it is one of the most important works to come out of the "mainstream" of the ancient world. It includes some monotonous information on the state of the world in Plato's day, but I believe provides an interesting insight into human nature, politics, and the power of the mind. The questions it seemingly seeks to answer take a back seat to what can be read between the lines.
This work by mystic Sri Aurobindo is a masterwork describing the current age, human nature, the cycles of death and life, the power of knowledge, and personal self-mastery. For those who are unfamiliar, Sri Aurobindo was an Indian mystic who was a fierce champion of civil rights and justice. His wisdom is extraordinarily underrated.
This is a quirky book that you wouldn't know the true nature of unless you read it. Going in you might think it's some alien-related government conspiracy book or something, but it is far from it. Self-mastery, deep quantum physics, documented psi phenomenon, prophecy, visions, and more are just a part of the feast of revelation this book offers. I would say this was probably the book I keep going back to the most out of all the others here. Every time I read it I learn something new, either about the nature of reality, or about myself.
This book was something of a cult hit during the peak of the New Age movement, but has since fallen into complete obscurity, and it's a shame. Despite its lackluster narration, it shines as one of the few books in existence that speaks on such topics as our relationship to plants, the wisdom of nature, energy vampirism, and human evolution. Framed under the guise of being a novel, it is in fact a teaching tale (much like the Myst Reader), and has a lot of valuable wisdom for anyone who wants to uncover it.
In my opinion this book should be required reading for everyone. It's certainly heady, as it was written first and foremost for the scientific community. But don't let that deter you. Understanding the nature of quantum reality is probably one of the easiest ways to "wake up" and transform your life. Louis de Broglie does a masterful job explaining what he and his colleagues have discovered and its implications for the physical world. Needless to say, his work is one of the pillars of quantum physics and really shines a light on what we call "reality" - calling everything into question. Not much of his findings are popular in discussions of science and physics, because unlike Einstein, de Broglie was fully committed to going where the evidence led him, and was open to theories and possibilities some of his colleagues weren't. This gave him rare insights into such things as cause and effect, subatomic correlation, and collapsing of waves with intent.