Advanced Yoga Practices Plus
Yoga and Spiritual Book List
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The AYP list of nearly 500 yoga, spiritual, and related books is discussed in Lesson #253.
The books are divided into fifteen categories: 1-Yoga/Tantra/Advaita-Vedanta,
, 3-Taoism
4-Theosophy, 5-Judeo/Christian,
6-Western Mystics/Teachers
, 7-Islam/Sufism, 8-Shamanism,
9-Channeled Teachings
, 10-Biographies, 11-Inspiring Stories, 12-Health,
, 14-Death/Reincarnation, and 15-Other Related Books.


Alexander, Eben -- Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife -- 2012 -- A detailed account of a near-death experience that changed the author's life.
Blackman, Sushila (Editor) --
Graceful Exits: How Great Beings Die -- 2005 -- 108 Death Stories of Hindu, Tibetan Buddhist and Zen Masters. Complied by the editor during her own terminal illness.
Da Free John
-- Easy Death -- 1983 -- America's famous misfit guru on "transcendence of death and everything else."
Eadie, Betty -- Embraced by the Light -- 1992 -- A well-known detailed account of a near-death experience, with a profound spiritual message.
Evans-Wentz, WY -- Tibetan Book of the Dead -- 1927 -- The first translation of these written and oral Tibetan Buddhist teachings, conceived to serve as a guide not only for the dying and the dead, but for the living as well. And so they have.
Head and Cranston -- Reincarnation - An East-West Anthology -- 1961 -- Reviewing reincarnation in the world's religions, including scriptural quotes and essays. Also includes essays on reincarnation from hundreds of  prominent Western thinkers from many countries throughout our recorded history. This is an extensive work on the subject.
Kubler-Ross, Elizabeth -- On Death and Dying -- 1969 -- The classic book That examines the dying process as a natural event, and as an opportunity for spiritual growth. A breakthrough in our understanding of death and dying, spawning the entire death and dying movement - Hospice, etc. 
Levine, Stephen -- Who Dies? -- 1982 -- An investigation of conscious living and conscious dying. Case studies included.
Moody, Raymond -- Life After Life -- 1975 -- A classic study of near death experiences, including many case histories that reveal there is life after death. Moody documents the dying, post death process and return to life into identifiable steps: ineffability, hearing the news, feelings of peace and quiet, the noise, the dark tunnel, out of the body, meeting others, beings of light, the review, the border or limit, coming back, telling others, effects on lives, new views on death, corroboration...  
Muktananda, Swami -- Does Death Really Exist? -- 1981 -- Muktananda explores the nature of death and the meaning of immortality.
Narayanananda, Swami -- Life Behind Death -- 1980 -- An overview of life, death and reincarnation.
Newton, Michael -- Journey of Souls -- 1994 -- Case studies of life between lives - life in the spirit world remembered through past life regression hypnosis.
Prabhupada, Swami --  Beyond Birth and Death -- 1972 -- On life after death and liberation from the material planets.
Rinpoche, Sogyal -- Tibetan Book of Living and Dying -- 1992 -- A contemporary exploration of the profound insights of the Tibetan Book of the Dead.
Weiss, Brian L -- Many Lives, Many Masters -- 1988 -- The story of a prominent psychiatrist, his young patient, and past life hypno-therapy that changed both their lives.
Westberg, Granger -- Good Grief -- 1962 -- On the stages of the grieving process, and the emergence of hope and rebirth.

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