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5 Spiritual Books You Have Probably Never Heard Of

And what makes them interesting...

I like to read spiritual books. I enjoy considering new ideas and practices for expanding consciousness. I have read the mainstream favorites like The Power of Now and Man’s Search for Meaning.

When I thought about writing this article, I wondered which books were well known and more obscure. I read the article 21 Best Spiritual Books of All Time which was pretty good. I haven’t read a few on the list and, interestingly, a couple I hadn’t heard of! I thought of sharing this list of books that I have enjoyed but are likely even less well known. I have also included a little information about what to expect with each read.


Oneness by Rasha I originally heard about this book from Julie Piatt, wife of the well-known podcast host Rich Roll. Julie mentioned that reading this book would change your perspective about life, and she was right. I looked up some reviews of the book to see what has been said, and I agree with this statement I found on Goodreads:

‘Oneness’ gives humanity an astounding new vision of who we really are — and where we’re headed. Here, we discover clues that inspire us to create the kinds of lives we long for and help us release the energies that prevent us from realizing our dreams.

Dream Alchemy: Shaping Our Dreams to Transform Our Lives by Ted Andrews Ted Andrews is my favorite spiritual writer. I recently wrote a lengthy Medium article, An Introduction to Prolific Spiritualist Ted Andrews, and I included write-ups for several of his books. I didn’t include this book in the article — maybe because it’s a little more fringe than some of his others. Dream Alchemy covers topics such as shapeshifting and dream walking. According to Andrews, dream alchemy is:

the process of learning to control and direct the dream state and all of its energies so that we can better come to know ourselves on all levels. It is using dream energy to initiate the process of transformation.

Andrews says that by learning how to direct our dreams, we become a modern-day Merlin. If this type of spiritual exploration interests you, you will enjoy this book!

The Sacred Power in Your Name: Using Your Name for Personal Empowerment and Healing by Ted Andrews In this book, Andrews provides methods for discerning the meaning of your name. He focuses on vowel sounds and other methods for understanding the deeper energies associated with our identity. He says, “it is the vowels that carry the power within a name.” By understanding the characteristics most prevalent in our name, we can understand more about our own energy and how to balance ourselves. For a quick resource, here’s his list of elements associated with each vowel:

  • E — Air

  • I — Fire

  • U — Earth

  • O — Water

  • A — Ether

In addition to the associated element, Andrews provides the direction, associated elemental being, zodiac signs, and qualities associated with each vowel.

It’s Never Too Late to Begin Again: Discovering Creativity and Meaning at Midlife and Beyond by Julia Cameron Julia’s book The Artists Way was included in the most popular spiritual books list, but this follow-up work may not be on your radar. Cameron addresses people who are in a mid-life career transition or those who are retiring. She addresses the mindset shifts required when developing new habits and how to access creativity that may have been dormant for a long time. I am reading this book now, and I find it very helpful as I navigate changes in my career.

Living With Joy: Keys to Personal Power & Spiritual Transformation by Sanaya Roman I have read at least six books by Sanaya Roman. I really enjoy the vibe of all of them. I really resonate with the spiritual messages. For example, she says:

Love is the food of the Universe. It is the most important ingredient in life.

I feel like in our culture, we have a lot of weird models about what Love is. To really get to the truth, we have to strip away some of our programs about what we think love is — so that we can prepare ourselves to feel what love is. And even then, we confuse feelings of attraction and patterns of co-dependence with true Love.

I think that Sanaya does an admirable job of putting into words what love means. And I appreciate her wisdom about what it really means in our lives. Each chapter provides some practices related to love and joy. If you are into this type of personal development, it is a great resource.


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