Wake Up!
from the sleep of everyday life


These are books that help me wake up from the sleep of everyday life


The Languages of Pao
Jack Vance

Brave New World
Aldous Huxley

Stranger In A Strange Land
Robert A. Heinlein
original uncut version
written 1961, first published 1991

On the Beach
Nevil Shute

Looking Backward: 2000-1887
Edward Bellamy, written in 1881

Edwin A. Abbott

The Hobbit
The Lord of the Rings
J.R.R. Tolkien

Standing Wave
Better Angels

Howard V. Hendrix

2001: A Space Odyssey
Arthur C. Clarke

Charles Sheffield

The Chronicles of Scar
Legacy of the Ancients
The Lanterns of God

Ron Sarti

(more will be added in future)


Waking Up
Overcoming the Obstacles to Human Potential
Charles T. Tart

Philosophies of India
Heinrich Zimmer
edited by Joseph Campbell

Sex, Ecology, Spirituality
The Spirit of Evolution
Ken Wilber

Please Understand Me II
David Keirsey

How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
Jared Diamond, 2005

Time Wars
Jeremy Rifkin

The Psychology of Persuasion
Robert B. Cialdini

The Chalice & The Blade
Riane Eisler

Myths and Symbols in Indian Art and Civilization
Heinrich Zimmer
edited by Joseph Campbell

Trances People Live
Stephen Wolinsky

Karen Armstrong

Thinking Allowed
Conversations on the Leading Edge of Knowledge
with Jeffrey Mishlove

Free Culture
Lawrence Lessig

(more will be added in future)

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