"Awakening From The Meaning Crisis" Booklist

The following is a list of books referenced in the “Awakening from the Meaning Crisis” lecture series by John Vervaeke.

•Michael Anderson - After Phrenology: Neural Reuse and the Interactive Brain

•Barry Boyce (Editor) - The Mindfulness Revolution: Leading Psychologists, Scientists, Artists, and Meditation Teachers on the Power of Mindfulness in Daily Life

•Andy Clark - Natural-Born Cyborgs: Minds, Technologies, and the Future of Human Intelligence

•Michel Ferrari and Nic Weststrate (Editors) - The Scientific Study of Personal Wisdom: From Contemplative Traditions to Neuroscience

•Harry Frankfurt – On Bullsh*t

•David Lewis-Williams - The Mind in the Cave: Consciousness and the Origins of Art

•L. A. Paul - Transformative Experience

•Massimo Pigliucci - How to Be a Stoic: Using Ancient Philosophy to Live a Modern Life

•Matt Rossano - Supernatural Selection: How Religion Evolved

•Daniel Siegel - Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation

•Steve Taylor - Waking From Sleep: Why Awakening Experiences Occur and How to Make Them Permanent

•John Vervaeke, Christopher Mastropietro, and Filip Miscevic - Zombies in Western Culture: A Twenty-First Century Crisis

•Michael Winkelman - Shamanism: A Biopsychosocial Paradigm of Consciousness and Healing

•Susan Wolf - Meaning in Life and Why It Matters

•Karen Armstrong - The Great Transformation: The Beginning of Our Religious Traditions

•Robert Bellah and Hans Joas (Editors) – The Axial Age and its Consequences

•Eric Cline - 1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed

•Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi - Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience

•The Dhammapada

•Robert Drews - The End of the Bronze Age: Changes in Warfare and the Catastrophe ca. 1200 B.C.

•Robin Hogarth – Educating Intuition

•Karl Jaspers - The Origin and Goal of Hist

•George Lakoff and Mark Johnson - Metaphors We Live By

•Steven Pinker - The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined

•Arthur Reber - Implicit Learning and Tacit Knowledge: An Essay on the Cognitive Unconscious

•Joseph Schear (Editor) - Mind, Reason, and Being-in-the-World: The McDowell-Dreyfus Debate

•Carl Jung – Man and His Symbols

•Friedrich Nietzsche – Twilight of Idols and Anti-Christ

•Paul Tillich – Systematic Theology

•Harry Frankfurt - The Reasons of Love

•George Ainslie - Breakdown of Will

•Arthur Versluis - Platonic Mysticism: Contemplative Science, Philosophy, Literature, and Art

•Alicia Juarrero - Dynamics in Action: Intentional Behavior as a Complex System

•Eric Perl - Thinking Being: Introduction to Metaphysics in the Classical Tradition

•Francisco Varela, Eleanor Rosch, and Evan Thompson - The Embodied Mind: Cognitive Science and Human Experience

• Marcus Aurelius – Meditations

• Karen Armstrong – The Great Transformation: The Beginning of Our Religious Traditions

• R. G. Collingwood – The Principles of Art

• Erich Fromm – To Have or To Be?

• Clifford Geertz – The Interpretation of Cultures

• Eric D. Perl – Thinking Being: Introduction to Metaphysics in the Classical Tradition

• Stephen Batchelor – Alone with Others: An Existential Approach to Buddhism

• Michael Eysenck – Cognitive Psychology: A Student’s Handbook

• Ellen Langer – Mindfulness

• Christopher Mole – Attention is Cognitive Unison: An Essay in Philosophical Psychology

• Amir Raz & Michael Lifshitz – Hypnosis and Meditation: Towards an Integrative Science of Conscious Planes

• Susan Wolf – Meaning in Life and Why It Matters

• Robert Forman – The Problem of Pure Consciousness: Mysticism and Philosophy

• Aldous Huxley – The Perennial Philosophy

• William Miller and Janet C’de Baca – Quantum Change: When Epiphanies and Sudden Insights Transform Ordinary Lives

• Michael Polanyi – Knowing and Being

• Michael Polanyi – The Tacit Dimension

• Sebastian Watzl – Structuring Mind: The Nature of Attention and how it Shapes Consciousness

• Wayne Wu - Attention

• Bernard Baars - A Cognitive Theory of Consciousness

• James Gibson - The Ecological Approach to Visual Perception

• Wallace Matson - Sentience

• Andrew Newberg and Mark Robert Waldman - How Enlightenment Changes Your Brain: The New Science of Transformation

• Steve Taylor - Waking From Sleep: Why Awakening Experiences Occur and How to Make Them Permanent

• Giulio Tononi - Phi: A Voyage from the Brain to the Soul

• Philip David Zelazo, Morris Moscovitch, and Evan Thompson (Editors) - The Cambridge Handbook of Consciousness

• Hubert Dreyfus and Charles Taylor - Retrieving Realism

• Maurice Merleau-Ponty - Phenomenology of Perception

• Andrew Newberg and Mark Robert Waldman - How Enlightenment Changes Your Brain: The New Science of Transformation

• Elaine Scarry - On Beauty and Being Just

• Stephen Batchelor – The Awakening of the West: The Encounter of Buddhism and Western Culture

• Stephen Batchelor – Buddhism without Beliefs: A Contemporary Guide to Awakening

• Stephen Batchelor – Alone with Others: An Existential Approach to Buddhism

• Stephen Batchelor – After Buddhism: Rethinking the Dharma for a Secular Age

• Marc Lewis – Memoirs of an Addicted Brain

• Paul Tillich - The Courage to Be

•Marcus Aurelius - Meditations

•Julian Barnes – A History of the World in 10 ½ Chapters

•Erich Fromm – To Have or To Be?

•Pierre Hadot - What Is Ancient Philosophy?

•Pierre Hadot - Philosophy as a Way of Life: Spiritual Exercises from Socrates to Foucault

•Margaret Visser – Beyond Fate

• Harry Frankfurt – The Reasons of Love

• Iris Murdoch – The Sovereignty of Good

• L. A. Paul – Transformative Experience

• April DeConick – The Gnostic New Age: How a Countercultural Spirituality Revolutionized Religion from Antiquity to Today

• Chris Hedges – I Don’t Believe in Atheists: The Dangerous Rise of the Secular Fundamentalist

• Chris Hedges – American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America

• Hans Jonas – The Gnostic Religion: The Message of the Alien God and the Beginnings of Christianity

• Eric Perl – PLOTINUS Ennead V.1: On the Three Primary Levels of Reality

• Eric Perl – Thinking Being: Introduction to Metaphysics in the Classical Tradition

• Paul Tillich – The Courage to Be

• Saint Augustine - Confessions

• Michael Casey - Sacred Reading: The Ancient Art of Lectio Divina

• Tom Cheetham - World Turned Inside Out: Henry Corbin and Islamic Mysticism

• Tom Cheetham - Imaginal Love: The Meanings of Imagination in Henry Corbin and James Hillman

• Marc Lewis - Memoirs of an Addicted Brain: A Neuroscientist Examines his Former Life on Drugs

• Mark Taylor - After God

• Max Weber - The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

• Antonio Damasio - Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason, and the Human Brain

· Gary Lachman - Lost Knowledge of the Imagination

· The vile, anti-semitic treatise that is Martin Luther's "The Jews and Their Lies'"

• Eric Perl - Thinking Being: Introduction to Metaphysics in the Classical Tradition

• Merold Westphal - Transcendence and Self-Transcendence: On God and the Soul

• Herman Melville - Moby Dick

• Daniel Dennett - Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking

• Elijah Millgram - Practical Induction

• Harold Brown – Rationality

• Christopher Cherniak – Minimal Rationality

• Zenon Pylyshyn – Things and Places: How the Mind Connects with the World

• Dan Sperber – Relevance: Communication and Cognition