I like nothing better than to wander around a second-hand bookshop, not knowing what I’m going to stumble upon. But when it comes to searching for specific books online I always use amazon.

Listed below are some of my favourite all-time books, the ones that I’ve found really interesting and useful and that have also helped many of my clients over the years. I’ll be adding more to this list so check back often. They are mostly in the non-fiction self-help/psychology/spirituality genres.

My Favourite ‘Must Read Before You Die’ Books

The Human Givens – a new approach to emotional health and clear thinking

The Power of Now – a guide to spiritual enlightenment

Trances People Live – healing approaches in quantum psychology

Waking From Sleep – why awakening experiences occur and how to make them permanent

The Leap – the psychology of spiritual awakening

Take Me to Truth – undoing the ego

Anam Cara – spiritual wisdom from the celtic world

Godhead – The Brain’s Big Bang – the explosive origin of creativity, mysticism and mental illness

Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life – how to finally really grow up

The Chimp Paradox – the mind management programme for confidence, success and happiness

Healing the Mind through the Power of Story – the promise of narrative psychiatry

The Body Keeps the Score – mind, brain and body in the transformation of trauma

Death of a hero, Birth of a Soul – answering the call of midlife

Staring at the Sun – overcoming the dread of death

The Observing Self – mysticism and psychotherapy

The Naked Now – learning to see as the mystics see

The Way of Paradox – spiritual life as taught by Meister Eckhart

Soul Whispering – the art of awakening shamanic consciousness

The Alchemy of Freedom – the philosopher’s stone and the secrets of existence

The Book of One – the spiritual path of advaita

I Am That – talks with Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Science and Spiritual Practices – reconnecting through direct experience

How to Change Your Mind – the new science of psychedelics