These books fascinated us, so here are some of our top picks for the best spiritual books bestsellers. Book reviews of some of the texts that have most influenced us in our work.
The Primal Scream by Arthur Janov
Seminal and powerful. Sadly Janov seems to think that his therapy is the only truly valid one. he also claims that most practitioners of so-called Primal Therapy are not doing it right. Fills in basic concepts about how the emotions seem to work with clarity.
I’m OK you’re OK by Dr. Thomas A Harris
Can really change your life, dedicated to the cause of honest healthy relationships. What self-esteem really means before the phrase got a bit overused.
Games People Play by Eric Berne
Tour of some of the absurdities of human behavior, it can be heavy going, solely because of the sad truths it reveals.
In Search of the Miraculous by P.D. Ouspensky
Spiritual supercharge, although perhaps Gurdjieff’s teachings have had their day, this is the best single book on the Work.
The Divided Self by R.D. Laing
Idiosyncratic, yes, but the root perspective is so humane.. that all madness ultimately tells a real story about the inner self.
Memories, Dreams, and Reflections by C.G. Jung
Great introduction to the art of self exploration and living meaningfully.
Dibs in Search of Self Virginia M. Axline
Magical – how happy endings can become real with real love and understanding. Great inspiritional read for a lot of spiritual fans. A lot of knowledge and inner resources.
Based on the concept of tailoring a holistic combination of approaches to fit the needs of every client in their uniqueness. Just as in relationships, in therapy each person has different strengths and weaknesses. Past issues can be focussed on using integrative techniques, the future can be approached through motivation and those annoying persistent physical problems can be worked on with the Sound-Bioenergetic paradigm.