Book List

I read a lot of books, and so I thought it would be good to share these that have really deeply affected me on my journey over the last 25 years. These are not works of fiction. They have been great companions and teachers in my life as I became a reader of the Akashic Records, and once that happened, in helping me understand what that means.

Each book has a very brief explanation of why it is important to me. I am sure I’ll be adding to this list all the time. Please email me at about any of these books if you like – I am not selling them, just opening up a potential conversation about transformation of consciousness.


Brennan, B. A.(1987). Hands of light. New York: Bantam Books.

The illustrations in this book – gorgeous drawings of how Barbara Ann Brennan sees the subtle bodies and human energy field – really opened a new world for me, a view of something I could not “see” when I first learned of this non-physical structure to our living and breathing selves.

Brennan, B. A. (1993). Light emerging. New York: Bantam Books.

Childre, D., & Martin, H. (1999). The heartMath solution. San Francisco, CA: Harper.

The discoveries and innovations of HeartMath – finding the brain in the human heart that first receives information before the brain in the head (!), and the strategies for calming myself so I can be responsive in stressful situations, rather than reactive (I especially use FreezeFrame, which is a free strategy) – is just a small aspect of the amazing work this team does.

Childre, D., & Cryer, B. (2004). From chaos to coherence. Boulder Creek, CA:

Chopra, D. (1994). The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success. San Rafael, CA: Amber-Allen Publishing.

I first read this book in the early 1990s. This was a huge help to me in learning to retrain my thoughts and assumptions about reality, and my part in creating it.

Combs, A. & Holland, M. (1996). Synchronicity. New York: Marlowe & Co.

Combs, A. (2002). The radiance of being. St. Paul, MN: Paragon House.

As a student at CIIS I was so fortunate to take classes with Allen Combs, and have him as an advisor. His books offer an amazing evolutionary view of what it means to be a human being.

Currivan, J. (2006). The 8th chakra. Carlsbad, CA: Hay House, Inc.

This is such an exciting book. It is great to see licensed psychologists opening to the energy arena.

Eakins, P. (1996). Priestess, woman as sacred celebrant. Newbury Port, MA: Red
Wheel Weiser.

A wonderful spiritual teacher, Pamela Eakins has written an amazing novel that traces the role of woman as priestess throughout history.

Ferguson, M. (1987). The aquarian conspiracy. Los Angeles, CA: Tarcher Publishing.

I read this such a long time ago – and I remember how exciting it was to see the future – that we are living right now – described in this way.

Goswami, A. (2008). God is not dead. Madison, WI: CWL Publishing Enterprises, Inc.

This is a wonderful book filled with hope, and very clear on the need for conventional science to open its mind to the spiritual experiences of humanity.

Grof, S. & C.(Ed.). (1989). Spiritual emergency, when personal transformation becomes
a crisis. NY, NY: Penguin Putnam, Inc.

This book was a text in a Spiritual Healing class toward the end of a seminary education I was fortunate to receive. That psychiatrist Stanislav Grof, with his wife, were saying that much of what mental health professionals were assuming to be mental illness with a physical basis, though none could be found, were turning out to be intense spiritual experiences that individuals needed a different approach to help them through, was so exciting for me. I looked for the authors and found that Dr. Grof was a professor at CIIS (California Institute of Integral Studies) and that’s how I found my graduate school.

Grof, S. (2005). When the impossible happens: adventures in nonordinary reality.
Boulder, CO: Sounds True.

Hall, J. (2003). The crystal bible. Hampshire, UK: Godsfield Press Ltd.

This is a compact reference with photos of each stone, and great descriptions of energy properties.

Hawkins, D. (1995). Power vs force. Sedona, AZ: Veritas Publishing.

Hawkins, D. (2001). The eye of the I. Sedona, AZ: Veritas Publishing.

Hawkins, D. (2003). I, reality and subjectivity. Sedona, AZ: Veritas Publishing.

Dr. Hawkins continues to write, teach, and lecture from his home in Arizona. His development of the Map of the Scale of Consciousness is fascinating, and is being used as a tool by people all over the world to understand themselves and the world we live in.

Herzog, R. (2003). The akashic records, your soul’s journey through time.
Greenville, NC: Roberta S. Herzog.

Roberta Herzog self published this book and it is a beautiful description of what she has learned in the Akashic Records. She was a wonderful teacher to me in her lifetime, although it took me a decade to follow her advice!

Hill, Napolean. Think and grow rich.

I read this book in 1995, the year my youngest daughter was born. It has so much to do with life, and just a little to do with money. I read it several times, as the author suggested. This was my introduction to the power of thought and the possibility of relinquishing being victim of circumstances, to become a designer of life.

Jung, C.G. (1961). Memories, dreams, reflections. New York: Vintage Books.

This is Jung’s autobiography, and it is a fascinating insight into his life.

Jung, C.G. (2009). The red book. NY: W. W. Norton & Company.

This facsimile of his hand written notes and stories of his experiences with his inner world, as well as his beautiful paintings and illustrations – beautifully translated, including much background of the world around Jung at the time – is well worth seeing.

Katz, J., Katz, M. (1989). Gifts of the gemstone guardians. Portland, OR: Golden Age

Several years ago this book fell off a shelf in the Half Moon Bay, CA public library and hit me on the head. I took it home and couldn’t put it down. I had been reading so many books about gemstone energy healing, and this one turned out to be the one. I totally resonated with using gemstones in spherical form for human healing and transformation, and went on to study and develop my methods for this work.

Keeney, B. (1994). Shaking out the spirits, a psychotherapist’s entry into the healing
mysteries of global shamanism. Barrytown, NY: Station Hill Press, Inc.

I met Brad Keeney when he was a professor at CIIS. This relationship between psychologists and shamanism, spiritual healing, seems so important to me. And his story is fascinating.

Laszlo, E. (2004). Science and the akashic field, an integral theory of everything.
Rochester.VT: Inner Traditions.

Ervin Laszlo is a fascinating social scientist who has linked the theories of quantum physics with its Zero Point Field to consider how this relates to the Akashic Field or Akashic Record.

Laszlo, E. (2008). The Akashic experience. NY, NY: Inner Traditions.

Laszlo edits this work where individuals from widely different backgrounds explain their experiences in relationship to the Akashic Field. There are some terrific examples of people who have developed powerful energy healing modalities.

McTaggart, L. (2001). The field: the quest for the secret force of the universe. Great
Britain: HarperCollins Publishers.

An investigative reporter, particularly focused on medical practices and alternative healing, this investigation into the findings of quantum physicists worldwide offers great insight into the paradigm shift occurring in some sectors of the scientific community.

McTaggart. L. (2007). The intention experiment. New York: Free Press.

So intrigued by what she learned during research for The Field, this book describes her own efforts to experiment with the power of intention. You can look her up online and see more about these efforts.

Morin, E. (1999). Homeland earth, a manifesto for the new millennium. New York:
Hampton Press.

A very moving account of what Morin believes must happen for human life to continue on this planet.

Myss, C. (2001). Sacred contracts. NY, NY: Harmony Books.

Myss, C. (1996). Anatomy of the spirit. NY: Random House.

Myss, C. (1997). Why people don’t heal and how they can. Loveland,CO: Sounds True.

Myss, C. (2001). Sacred contracts. NY, NY: Harmony Books.

Caroline Myss is one of my favorite teachers. I first encountered her through a DVD class called The Energetics of Healing. Her teachings on the chakras are superb.

Nicolescu, B. (2002) Manifesto of transdisciplinarity. NY: State University of New York

In a world where information is relegated to increasingly separated areas of knowledge, if we don’t learn to move beyond academic and professional disciplines, we will miss opportunities to solve many crises facing our planet.

Peat, D. (2002). Blackfoot physics. Boston, MA: Weiser books.

A very moving account of a physicist’s awakening to the brilliant science of this indigenous population.

Pelicci, G. (2006). Portraits of her: life stories of women healers. California Institute of
Integral Studies.

This is a dissertation that has set the stage for my own.

Roberts, J. (1988). The Seth material. Toronto: Bantam Books.

Jane Roberts channeled the teachings of a non-physical being called Seth. Seth’s teachings have captured the attention of people worldwide with insights into the non-physical world that surrounds us, interacts with us, and to which we will return.

Robertson, R. (2005). Jungian Archetypes: Jung, Go?del, and the history of archetypes.

Robertson, R. (2000). Mining the soul: from the inside out. Springfield, MO: Nicholas-
Hays, IBIS Press.

Robertson, R. (1997). Your shadow. A.R.E. Press (Association of Research &

Robertson, R. (1992). The beginners guide to Jungian Psychology. Springfield, MO:
Nicholas-Hays, IBIS Press.

Dr. Robin Robertson has a unique and clear way of explaining Jung’s psychology, and teaches us how to use this way of looking at the world to help us grow and evolve.

Sahtouris, E.; Lovelock, J. (2000). EarthDance, living systems of evolution. Lincoln,
NE: University Press.

A beautiful book that looks at our planet, and ourselves as part of it, in a unique and inspiring way.

Schwartz, G. (2007). The energy healing experiments, science reveals our natural
power to heal. NY: Atria Books.

Schwartz, G. (2011). The sacred promise: how science is discovering spirit’s collaboration with us in our daily lives. NY: Atria Books.

Dr. Schwartz communicates beautifully his application of science to spiritual experiences that most human beings have.

Sheldrake, R. (2009). Morphic resonance: the nature of formative causation. Rochester, VT: Park Street Press.

Sheldrake offers a wild departure to conventional ideas of evolution.

Shepherd, L. (1993). Lifting the veil, the feminine face of science. Boston, MA:

This is a thoughtful book by a scientist who sees the need for the feminine to be embraced by science.

Spalding, Baird (1924 -95). Life & teaching of the masters of the Far East Vol. 1 – 6.
Hollywood, CA: Devorss & Co.

A set of books describing an incredible journey and experience in the Himalayas by a small group of westerners desiring first-hand experience what they had heard of the spiritual life and power held by monks in these remote mountains.

Stone, B. (2008). Invisible roots, how healing past life trauma can liberate your present. Santa Rosa, CA: Energy Psychology Press.

Dr. Stone integrates the concept of past lives in her work with patients. I was struck by the similarities in her practice to the soul work I am involved with.

The American Society of Dowsers (2008). Retrieved 4/27/08 from

A great source of information on dowsing.

Van Dusen, W. (1974). The presence of other worlds, the findings of Emanuel Swedenborg. San Francisco: Harper & Row.

Swedenborg was a fascinating renaissance man. This book details some of the incredible inner journeys and intuitive experiences he brought forward during his time.

Wilson, R.A. (1986). The new inquisition. Tempe, AZ: New Falcon Publications.

Wilson, R.A. (2009) Prometheus rising. Tempe, AZ: New Falcon Publications

Robert Anton Wilson transitioned not too long ago. His unique and irreverent way of looking at life made me laugh while opening my mind and helping me to think differently.

Wright, M. S.

This link takes you to the books, articles, video of the world that has been opened through Machaelle Small Wright’s research in co-creative science with the devas and nature spirits – nature intelligences – I have learned incredible amounts from reading her books, workbooks, watching her videos, without ever meeting her in person or going to her research garden. I use all the Perelandra essences.