- Backpackerverse: Spirituality-focused hiking, camping, and outdoors site that examines the relationship between spirituality and nature.
- Guided Ayahuasca experience: Peyote Way Church member Dr. Joe Tafur has set up a safe ayahuasca center in Peru. Working with shaman healer Ricardo Ameringo, Joe and his guests offer a safe, guided Ayahuasca experience.
- Life After Death: The Burden of Proof by Deepak Chopra. After years of pandering to the rich, Deeprak Chopra has turned his focus back on spirituality with this book about quantum physics, near death experiences and Hindu beliefs. After reading the scientific Theory of Everything, I was ready for a little old fashioned mysticism. Chopra is knowledgeable about the new theories of quantum physics and uses the information in his discussion about existence and non-existence. His writing is easy to read, and I have to admit that I am comfortable with his ideas. For one who reluctantly accepts that death is the end of ego and body, these ideas are fun and hopeful, and extend beyond death.
- Is There Life After Death? by Anthony Peake. The title is deceptive as the author tries neither to prove or disprove this age old question. The author discusses quantum physics, near death experiences, gnosticism, and more in a fascinating easy to read format, with many anecdotes to demonstrate discussion points. A fascinating read.
- Good Life Good Death by Rimpoche Nawang Gehlek
- Religulous, Bill Maher, DVD. Bill Maher is a stand up comedian who amusingly questions some of our odder beliefs. Amusing in part because he doesn’t take on established religious leaders of each religion. They probably refused to speak to him!! Instead he goes to a truck stop chapel, talks to an evangelist preacher, interviews an orthodox Jew as well as his jewish mother, and so on, so that it is obvious he is not singling out any one religion or belief. Maher does insert some pretty funny comments and his mom is great! He also presents some statistical information as he gently makes a few points about beliefs and the dangerous result to the health of all life on our planet when we focus ion Armageddon as a spiritual goal.
- Psychedelic Perceptions by James Joseph
This book is for all those people whose world view has been changed by the entheogenic experience but feel isolated because of fear of negative reactions by neighbors and friends. Joseph begins by describing early reactions to his personal account. After spending a great deal of enthusiastic energy and time describing to his friends the great impact of his entheogenic experience, one friend merely responded “huh” and another asked to what he was addicted. Joseph cites his many references to other sources of information making this a great source book. Could be a great way to introduce the topic of the entheogenic experience to the uninitiated? Inspired by the Peyote Way Spirit Walk.
- Passionate Marriage by David Schnark
The most important relationship in our lives is the one we share with our significant other, but so many of us feel like we don’t even know these people we love. Schnark helps us to understand how to communicate and love each other.
- Your Money and Your Man by Michelle Singleterry
This woman has very good advice for couples.
- Tikkun Magazine
Publishes analytical articles on Israel/Palestine, Jewish culture, and the intersection of religion and politics in the United States. Tikkun seeks to influence public discourse in order to inspire compassion, generosity, non-violence and recognition of the spiritual dimensions of life.
- The Chapel of Sacred Mirrors in New York (CoSM)
A beautiful place to go for inspiration. No pictures can convey the power of these works of art, some which fill a wall, reflected through the mirrors strategically placed throughout the exhibit.
- Holos Institute
Holos Institute is a non-profit organization based in the Bay area, which offers holistically oriented psychotherapy and educational programs. In addition to psychotherapy services, Holos serves as a public and professional forum for topics in ecopsychology, holistic, and integrative psychology through ongoing lectures, workshops, and experiential programs. Ecopsychology best describes the philosophical framework of Holos Institute. It is an approach toward healing in which the human mind and body are viewed in their relationship to nature and the whole web of life. Ecopsychology offers a philosophical ground for deeper understanding of human problems and practical approaches for healing and transformation.
- Magic, Inc.
An intentional community established in Palo Alto in 1972, which study and practice something they call “valuescience.”
- The Jesus Papers by Michael Baigent (CD collection)
This work speculates and proposes a rather unconventional narrative to explain the life and death of the Biblical Jesus. Chronicled from various historical texts of the time, such as the Gnostic Gospels, Baigent fascinates with possible explanations of some of the more baffling Biblical passages. Baigent also describes a ritual practiced by the Egyptian Pharoahs involving the pyramids as meditation centers for a solitary ritual called “Incubation.” Rationale is clearly presented and left this particular reader with a “wow” response. Not a religious text—though some Peyotists may find it inspiring.