Recommended Reading

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* = Recently added ~ Updated 12/15/2016

This Century’s Recommendation ~ The most important scientific work of our era, from the creators of Irreducible Mind, elucidating the profound impending revolution in science: Kelly, Edward F, Adam Crabtree, and Paul Marshall (eds). Beyond Physicalism: Toward Reconciliation of Science and Spirituality. Rowman & Littlefield: Lanham, MD, 2015.

Newly added:

  • Woollacott, Marjorie H. Infinite Awareness: The Awakening of a Scientific Mind. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015.

  • Cosmology and Physics

    1. Beauregard, Mario et al. “Manifesto for a Post-Materialist Science”, Explore 10, no. 5 (2004)
    2. * Kuhn, Thomas S. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press, 1962.
    3. Penrose, Roger. The Road to Reality: A Complete Guide to the Laws of the Universe. New York, NY: Vintage Books, 2007.
    4. Penrose, Roger. Cycles of Time: An Extraordinary New View of the Universe. New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 2010.
    5. Smolin, Lee. Three Roads to Quantum Gravity. New York, NY: Basic Books, 2001.
    6. Smolin, Lee. The Trouble with Physics. New York, NY: Houghton Mifflin Co., 2006.
    7. Sussman, Janet Iris. Timeshift: The Experience of Dimensional Change. Fairfield, IA: Time Portal, 1996.
    8. Sussman, Janet Iris. The Reality of Time. Fairfield, IA: Time Portal, 2005.

    Neuroscience and Quantum Mechanics (& Metaphysics) ~ Books

    1. Chalmers, David J.The Conscious Mind: In Search of a Fundamental Theory. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 1996.
    2. Jahn, Robert G., and Brenda J. Dunne.Margins of Reality: The Role of Consciousness in the Physical World.New York, NY: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1987.
    3. * Kastrup, Bernardo. Brief Peeks Beyond: Critical Essays on Metaphysics, Neuroscience, Free Will, Skepticism and Culture. Alresford, Hants, UK: John Hunt Publishing, Ltd, 2015.
    4. Kelly, Edward F., Emily Williams Kelly, Adam Crabtree, Alan Gauld, Michael Grosso, and Bruce Greyson.Irreducible Mind: Toward a Psychology for the 21st Century.Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2007.
    5. ☞ *Kelly, Edward F, Adam Crabtree, and Paul Marshall (eds). Beyond Physicalism: Toward Reconciliation of Science and Spirituality. Rowman & Littlefield: Lanham, MD, 2015.
    6. Llinás, Rodolfo R.I of the Vortex: from Neurons to Self. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2001.
    7. Lockwood, Michael.Mind, Brain & The Quantum: The Compound ‘I’.Oxford: Basil Blackwell, Ltd, 1989.
    8. * McFadden, Johnjoe, Jim Al-Khalili. Life on the Edge: The Coming of Age of Quantum Biology. New York, NY: Crown Publishers, 2014.
    9. Penfield, Wilder. The Mystery of the Mind: A Critical Study of Consciousness and the Human Brain. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1975.
    10. Penrose, Roger. The Emperor’s New Mind.Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1989.
    11. Penrose, Roger. Shadows of the Mind. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 1994.
    12. Penrose, Roger, Malcolm Longair, Abner Shimony, Nancy Cartwright and Stephen Hawking.The Large, The Small, and the Human Mind. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1997.
    13. * Penrose, Roger, Fred Kuttner, Bruce Rosenblum, and Henry Stapp. Quantum Physics of Consciousness. Cambridge, MA: Cosmology Science Publishers, 2011.
    14. Rosenblum, Bruce and Fred Kuttner.Quantum Enigma: Physics Encounters Consciousness.New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2006.
    15. Schrödinger, Erwin. What is Life? With Mind and Matter and Autobiographical Sketches (Canto Classics). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1992.
    16. Swanson, Claude. The Synchronized Universe: New Science of the Paranormal. Tucson, AZ: Poseidia Press, 2003.
    17. Swanson, Claude. Life Force, the Scientific Basis: Volume 2 of the Synchronized Universe. Tucson, AZ: Poseidia Press, 2010.
    18. Wegner, D.M.The Illusion of Conscious Will.Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2002.
    19. Woollacott, Marjorie H. Infinite Awareness: The Awakening of a Scientific Mind. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015.

    Neuroscience and Quantum Mechanics (& Metaphysics) ~ Articles

    1. Etzel Cardeña, et alia. “A call for an open, informed study of all aspects of consciousness,” Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 8, no. 17 (Jan 2014): 1-4.
    2. *☞ Etzel Cardeña. “The Unbearable Fear of Psi: On Scientific Suppression in the 21st Century J. Scientific Exploration 29, no. 4 (Dec 2015): 601-620.
    3. Carhart-Harris, RL, et alia. “Neural correlates of the psychedelic state determined by fMRI studies with psilocybin,” Proc. Nat. Acad. Of Sciences 109, no. 6 (Feb 2012): 2138-2143.
    4. ☞ Carhart-Harris, RL, Muthukumaraswamy S, Roseman L, et alia. “Neural correlates of the LSD experience revealed by multimodal neuroimaging.” Proc. Nat. Acad. Of Sciences (Mar 2016).
    5. Conway, John H, and Simon Kochen. “The strong free will theorem.” Notices of the AMS 56, no. 2 (2009): 226-232.
    6. Conway, John, and Simon Kochen. “The free will theorem.” Foundations of Physics (Springer Netherlands) 36, no. 10 (2006): 1441-1473.
    7. Haggard, P, and M Eimer. “On the relation between brain potentials and conscious awareness.” Exp. Brain Res. 126 (1999): 128-133.
    8. Koch, Christof, and K Hepp. “Quantum mechanics and higher brain functions: Lessons from quantum computation and neurobiology.” Nature 440 (2006): 611-612.
    9. Lau, HC, RD Rogers, P Haggard, and RE Passingham. “Attention to intention.” Science 303 (2004): 1208-1210.
    10. Laureys, S. “The neural correlate of (un)awareness: Lessons from the vegetative state.” Trends Cogn. Sci. 9 (2005): 556-559.
    11. Libet, B, CA Gleason, EW Wright, and DK Pearl. “Time of conscious intention to act in relation to onset of cerebral activity (readiness-potential): The unconscious initiation of a freely voluntary act.” Brain 106 (1983): 623-642.
    12. ☞ Palhano-Fontes F, Andrade KC, Tofoli LF, et alia. “The Psychedelic State Induced by Ayahuasca Modulates the Activity and Connectivity of the Default Mode Network,” PLoS One (2015).
    13. Sheehan, Daniel P. (Proceedings editor). “Frontiers of Time: Retrocausation — Experiment and Theory,” hosted by the American Institute of Physics, San Diego, California (USA), 20-22 June 2006, University of San Diego. AIP Conference Proceedings, Volume 863.
    14. Sheehan, Daniel P. (Proceedings editor). “Quantum Retrocausation — Theory and Experiment,” hosted by the American Institute of Physics, San Diego, California (USA), 13-14 June 2011, University of San Diego. ISBN: 978-0-7354-0981-1. AIP Conference Proceedings for 92nd Meeting of AAAS Pacific Division.
    15. Tononi, G. “An information integration theory of consciousness.” BMC Neuroscience 5 (2004): 42-72.

    Spirituality and Science

    1. Collins, Francis S. The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 2006.
    2. Davies, Paul. The Mind of God: The Scientific Basis for a Rational World. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 1992.
    3. Fox, Matthew, and Rupert Sheldrake. The Physics of Angels: Exploring the Realm Where Science and Spirit Meet. New York, NY: HarperCollins, 1996.
    4. Kauffman, Stuart A. At Home in the Universe: The Search for the Laws of Self-Organization and Complexity.New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1995.
    5. Murphy, Nancey, Robert J. Russell and William R. Stoeger. Physics and Cosmology – Scientific Perspectives on the Problem of Natural Evil. Notre Dame, IN: Vatican Observatory and Berkeley, CA: The Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences, 2007.
    6. * Russell, Peter. From Science to God: A Physicist’s Journey into the Mystery of Consciousness. Novato, CA: New World Library, 2002.
    7. Schroeder, Gerald L. The Hidden Face of God: How Science Reveals the Ultimate Truth. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 2001.
    8. Tipler, Frank J. The Physics of Immortality. New York, NY: Doubleday, 1996.
    9. Wilber, Ken (ed.). Quantum Questions. Boston, MA: Shambhala Publications, 1984.

    Spirituality and Religion

    1. Coppes, Christophor The Essence of Religions: A Glimpse of Heaven in the Near-Death Experience New York, NY: SelectBooks, Inc., 2013.
    2. Dupré, Louis, and James A. Wiseman. Light from Light: An Anthology of Christian Mysticism. Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 2001.
    3. Georgescu, Peter. The Constant Choice: An Everyday Journey from Evil Toward Good. Austin, TX: Greenleaf Book Group Press, 2013.
    4. Hagerty, Barbara Bradley. Fingerprints of God. New York, NY: Riverhead Hardcover, 2009.
    5. Jensen, Lone. Gifts of Grace. New York, NY: HarperCollins, 1995.
    6. Johnson, Timothy. Finding God in the Questions: A Personal Journey. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2004.
    7. Morinis, E. Alan. Everyday Holiness: The Jewish Spiritual Path of Mussar. Boston: Shambhala Publications, Inc. 2007.
    8. Neihardt, John G. Black Elk Speaks: Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2008.
    9. Nord, Warren A. Ten Essays on Good and Evil. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Program in Humanities and Human Values, 2010.
    10. Pagels, Elaine. The Gnostic Gospels. New York, NY: Vintage Books, 1979.
    11. Pagels, Elaine. Beyond Belief: The Secret Gospel of Thomas. New York: Random House, 2003
    12. Puryear, Herbert Bruce. Why Jesus Taught Reincarnation: A Better News Gospel. Scottsdale, AZ: New Paradigm Press, 1992.
    13. Yogananda, Paramahansa. Autobiography of a Yogi. Los Angeles, CA: Self-Realization Fellowship, 1946.
    14. Zukav, Gary. Seat of the Soul. New York, Fireside Press, 1989.

    Non-local Consciousness

    1. Bache, Christopher M. Dark Night, Early Dawn: Steps to a Deep Ecology of Mind. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2000.
    2. Baker, Mark C., and Stewart Goetz. The Soul Hypothesis: Investigations into the Existence of the Soul.London: The Continuum International Publishing Group, 2011.
    3. Dossey, Larry. The Power of Premonitions: How Knowing the Future can Shape Our Lives. New York: Dutton, 2009.
    4. ☞ Dossey, Larry. One Mind: How Our Individual Mind is Part of a Greater Consciousness and Why it Matters. Carlsbad, CA: Hay House, Inc., 2013.
    5. Elder, Paul. Eyes of an Angel: Soul Travel, Spirit Guides, Soul Mates, and the Reality of Love. Charlottesville, VA: Hampton Roads, 2005.
    6. Hamilton, Allan J. The Scalpel and the Soul. New York, NY: Penguin Group, 2008.
    7. Hummel, Virginia Michelle. Miracle Messenger: Signs from Above; Love from Beyond. Palm Desert, CA: StarChild10 Publications, 2011.
    8. * Kelly, Emily Williams. Science, the Self, and Survival After Death: Selected Writings of Ian Stevenson. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2013.
    9. McMoneagle, Joseph. Remote Viewing Secrets: A Handbook. Charlottesville, VA: Hampton Roads, 2000.
    10. * Mitchell, Edgar. The Way of the Explorer: An Apollo Astronaut’s Journey Through the Material and Mystical Worlds. New York: GP Putnam, 1996
    11. Monroe, Robert A. Journeys Out of the Body. New York, NY: Doubleday, 1971.
    12. Monroe, Robert A. Far Journeys. New York, NY: Doubleday, 1985.
    13. Monroe, Robert A. Ultimate Journey. New York, NY: Doubleday, 1994.
    14. Reintjes, Susan. Third Eye Open — Unmasking Your True Awareness. Carrboro, NC: Third Eye Press, 2003.
    15. Talbot, Michael. The Holographic Universe. New York, NY: HarperCollins, 1991.
    16. van Lommel, Pim. Consciousness Beyond Life: The Science of Near-Death Experience. New York: HarperCollins, 2010.

    Near-Death Experience & The Afterlife

    1. Assante, Julia. The Last Frontier: Exploring the Afterlife and Transforming our Fear of Death. Novato, CA: New World Library, 2012.
    2. Atwater, P.M.H. Near-Death Experiences: The Rest of the Story. Charlottesville, VA: Hampton Roads Press, 2011.
    3. * Atwater, P.M.H. Dying to Know You: Proof of God in the Near-Death Experience. Faber, VA: Rainbow Ridge Books, 2014.
    4. Carter, Chris. Science and the Afterlife Experience: Evidence for the Immortality of Consciousness. 2012.
    5. D’Souza, Dinesh. Life After Death: The Evidence. Washington, DC: Regnery Publishing, 2009.
    6. Forbes, Sukey. The Angel in My Pocket: A Story of Love, Loss, and Life After Death. New York, NY: Viking Penguin, 2014.
    7. Guggenheim, Bill and Judy Guggenheim. Hello from Heaven! A New Field of Research ~ After-death Communication ~ Confirms that Life and Love are Eternal. New York, NY: Bantam Books, 1995.
    8. Holden, Janice Miner, Bruce Greyson, and Debbie James. The Handbook of Near-Death Experiences: Thirty Years of Investigation. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger Publishers, 2009.
    9. * Jackson, Laura Lynne. The Light Between Us: Stories from Heaven. Lessons for the Living. New York: Spiegel & Grau, 2015.
    10. Kübler-Ross, Elisabeth. On Life After Death. Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed Press, 1991.
    11. Leininger, Bruce and Andrea Leininger. Soul Survivor: The Reincarnation of a World War II Fighter Pilot. New York, NY: Grand Central Publishing, 2009.
    12. Moody, Raymond A. Jr. Life After Life: The Investigation of a Phenomenon – Survival of Bodily Death. New York, NY: HarperCollins Publishers, 2001 (originally published in 1975 by MBB, Inc., and later by Bantam Books, a division of Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, Inc. in 1976).
    13. Moody, Raymond Jr and Paul Perry. Glimpses of Eternity: Sharing a Loved One’s Passage from this Life to the Next. New York, NY: Guideposts, 2010.
    14. Moorjani, Anita. Dying to be me: My Journey from Cancer, to Near Death, to True Healing. Carlsbad, CA: Hay House, Inc., 2012.
    15. Olson, Jeff. I Knew Their Hearts: The Amazing True Story of a Journey Beyond the Veil to Learn the Silent Language of the Heart. Springville, UT: Plain Sight Publishing, 2012.
    16. Ritchie, George G. and Elizabeth Sherrill. Return from Tomorrow. Grand Rapids, MI: Chosen Books, 1978.
    17. Stevenson, Ian. Children Who Remember previous Lives: A Question of Reincarnation (rev. ed.). Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2001.
    18. Sudman, Natalie. The Application of Impossible Things: My Near Death Experience in Iraq. Huntsville, AK: Ozark Mountain Publishing, 2012.
    19. Tompkins, Ptolemy. The Modern Book of the Dead: A Revolutionary Perspective on Death, the Soul, and What Really Happens in the Life to Come. New York, NY: Atria Books, 2012.
    20. Tucker, James B. Life Before Life: A Scientific Investigation of Children’s Memories of Previous Lives. New York: St. Martin’s, 2005.
    21. *Tucker, James B. Return to Life: Extraordinary Cases of Children Who Remember Past Lives. New York: St Martin’s Press, 2013.
    22. Weiss, Brian L. Many Lives, Many Masters. New York, NY: Fireside, 1988.

    Eben Alexander, M.D.

    Dr. Alexander, a renowned academic neurosurgeon, spent over three decades honing his scientific worldview. He thought he knew how the brain and mind worked. A transcendental Near-Death Experience (NDE), in which he was driven to the brink of death and spent a week deep in coma from an inexplicable brain infection, changed all of that – completely!


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