Fishes, asking what water was,
went to a wise fish.
He told them that it
was all around them,
yet they still thought
they were thirsty.

Asian proverb




Books and Links

Nirmala - one of my favorite teachers in the Advaita (nondual) tradition

Dasarath, Freedom Dreams

Eckhart Tolle - A New Earth has been fantastic for me. Occasionally abtruse (e.g., his discussion of time), but otherwise very accessible, comprensible, and practical. I recommend the audio version, which I have listened to many times.

Byron Brown, Soul without Shame

Cheri Huber, There is Nothing Wrong with You

Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom by Rachel Pollack– brilliantly insightful whether or not you believe in divination. The level of detail in the interpretation of every little symbol is not to everyone's taste, but the wisdom alone pervading this book makes it worth reading.

The Holographic Universe by Michael Talbot– excellent presentation of an all-encompassing theory of paranormal phenomena: namely, that reality is largely subjective.

No Time for Karma by Paxton Robey– published long before The Secret, this book changed my life. Though it falls into the same mistaken belief that the ego (as opposed to consciousness) creates reality, it paints a great picture of "Earth School."

The Lazy Man's Guide to Enlightenment by Thaddeus Golas– the closest thing I've found to a western model of eastern nondualism (short of the book I'm writing).

I think over again my small adventures
My fears, those small ones that seemed so big
For all the vital things I had to get and reach
And yet there is only one great thing
The only thing:
To live to see the great day that dawns
And the light that fills the world.

Inuit traditional