Run your finger along the smooth spine, let your thumbs open the cover and draw in the nostalgic smell of the printed pages. When you spend time with a book you get to escape to another land and transcend your mind to greater heights. Whether it’s a fictional novel, self-help manual, or factual guide, a book has the power to wrap our thoughts around new ideas.
If you’re ready to dive into a book that will awaken your spirit, we have curated a must-have list of books you might not have heard of before. The following 5 books top our charts because they are hidden gems that bliss out our spirit-seeking soul.
Here is a little look at each of our picks...
In this book, poet and philosopher John O’Donohue guides you through the spiritual landscape of the Irish imagination. Anam Cara is Gaelic for "soul friend" and through the ancient teachings and stories of Celtic wisdom, you learn profound insights, like: light is generous; the human heart is never completely born; love as ancient recognition; and, the body is the angel of the soul.
Dr. Joseph Murphy explains that life events are the result of our conscious and subconscious minds. In this book, he offers practical techniques for how you can change your destiny by redirecting your conscious thoughts and shifting the energy of the subconscious.
Based on the life of the author, Shantaram is a novel that captures every trace of the human experience – love, power, betrayal and fear. Main character Lin is an escaped convict without a home, family, or identity in the slums of Bombay. The book begins with:
"It took me a long time and most of the world to learn what I know about love and fate and the choices we make, but the heart of it came to me in an instant, while I was chained to a wall and being tortured."
Sacred Contracts is a book about how you can discover your greatest purpose by examining the masters and propets Abraham, Jesus, Buddha, and Muhammad. New York Times bestselling author and medical intuitive Caroline Myss shares a spiritual and practical guide to identify your spiritual energies or archetypes, in order to realize what you are supposed to learn in this life and who you are supposed to meet.
“More than magic can be found in Oz...the wizard is us.”
Jean Houston examines the qualities that live within us as portrayed through the characters of The Wizard of Oz. By examining the Hero’s journey, this book offers easy-to-follow exercises to help expand your thinking, open your heart and put you on the yellow brick road to self-discovery.
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