by Steven Pressfield
The follow-up to his bestseller The War of Art, Turning Pro navigates the passage from the amateur life to professional practice. “You don’t need to take a course or buy a product. All you have to do is change your mind.” –Steven Pressfield Turning Pro is free but it’s not easy!
The Art of Loving
by Erich Fromm
In this classic work, Fromm explores love in all its aspects–not only romantic love, steeped in false conceptions and lofty expectations, but also the love of parents, children, brotherly love, erotic love, self-love, and the love of God.
Comprehensive Manual of the Abhidharma
by Bhikkhu Bodhi
Abhidhammattha Sangaha offers an introduction to Buddhism’s fundamental philosophical psychology. This book talks about states of consciousness and mental factors, the functions and processes of the mind, the material world, dependent arising, and the methods and stages of meditation.
Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone
This version of Sophocles’s Oedipus trilogy–Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone–is a great edition for students and seasoned classicists alike. The translations by Dudley Fitts and Robert Fitzgerald are modern while still being poetic, and complete while still being very, very fast-paced.
by Frank Herbert
This Dune series includes the following 6 books: Dune, Dune Messiah, Children of Dune, God Emperor of Dune, Heretics of Dune, Chapterhouse: Dune.
What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
by Haruki Murakami
An intimate look at writing, running, and the incredible way they intersect, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running is an illuminating glimpse into the solitary passions of one of our greatest artists.
by Nassim Taleb
Antifragile is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don’t understand.
by Yamamoto Tsunetomo (William Scott Wilson)
The original Hagakure consists of over 1,300 short texts that Tsunetomo dictated to a younger samurai over a seven-year period. William Scott Wilson has selected and translated here three hundred of the most representative of those texts to create an accessible distillation of this guide for samurai.
Money: Master the Game
by Tony Robbins
Tony Robbins walks readers of every income level through the steps to become financially free by creating a lifetime income plan. This book delivers invaluable information and essential practices for getting your financial house in order.
Tao Te Ching
by Lao Tzu (D.C. Lau translation)
An anthology of wise sayings, it offers a model by which the individual can live rather than explaining the human place in the universe. The moral code it encourages is based on modesty and self-restraint, and the rewards reaped for such a life are harmony and flow of life.
Thus Spoke Zarathustra
by Friedrich Nietzsche
Thus Spoke Zarathustra is a philosophical novel by German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. As one of the most influential works in modern nihilism, the book follows the life, speeches, and travels of Zarathustra. Thus Spoke Zarathustra argues man should seek to perfect himself during his life on earth, surpassing societal standards of morality and goodness.
by Marcus Aurelius
A series of spiritual exercises filled with wisdom, practical guidance, and profound understanding of human behavior, it remains one of the greatest works of spiritual and ethical reflection ever written.
The Collected Poems of W.B. Yeats
by W.B. Yeats
Romantic and Modernist, mystical dreamer, dramatist and, above all, poet, W.B.Yeats began writing with the intention of putting his ‘very self’ into his poems. T.S.Eliot, one of many who proclaimed the Irishman’s greatness, described Yeats as ‘one of those few whose history is the history of their own time, who are part of the consciousness of an age which cannot be understood without them.’
The Power of Silence
by Carlos Castaneda
Millions of readers worldwide have treasured the visionary brilliance of Carlos Castaneda, who first explore the world of the Yaqui Indian sorcerer in The Teachings of don Juan. Now, at last, don Juan returns in The Power of Silence—wise, infuriating, capable of working miracles and playing practical jokes, but always seeking the wisdom of the warrior.
Album: Rubber Soul
By The Beatles
The Beatles were an English rock band, formed in Liverpool in 1960. With members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, they became widely regarded as the foremost and most influential act of the rock era. Led by primary songwriters Lennon and McCartney, they came to be perceived as an embodiment of the ideals shared by the counterculture of the 1960s.
Freedom From the Known
by Jiddu Krishnamurti
Krishnamurti shows how people can free themselves radically and immediately from the tyranny of the expected, no matter what their age–opening the door to transforming society and their relationships.
by Wilhelm Reich
Wihelm Reich expanded psychoanalytic resistance into the more inclusive technique of character analysis, in which the sum total of typical character attitudes developed by an individual as a blocking against emotional excitations became the object of treatment.
Buddha of Infinite Light
by D.T. Suzuki
Shin is the uniquely Japanese flowering of the type of Buddhism known as “Pure Land.” It originated in the thirteenth century with the charismatic and prophetic figure Shinran, whose interpretation of the traditional Pure Land teachings was extremely influential in his own lifetime and remains so today.