The following books are written about, or by, individuals who have
come to their own understanding about the nature of energy, thought,
awareness and will.
The ReSurfacing Workbook, by Harry Palmer
"RESURFACING refers to the action of disentangling yourself from
old creations and rising back into awareness. The ReSurfacing
workbook is an Avatar guide for exploring the inner workings of
your own consciousness."
While not as intensive as the Avatar Course, The ReSurfacing
Workbook provides an effective introduction to the transformations
which the experiential exercises of the Course can produce in
awareness. It can be explored individually, as well as in a group.
This book represents the purest exploration of the dynamics
of awareness, consciousness, thought, will and creation, and
is free of any tradition of beliefs, religious or otherwise. It is
about regaining the ability to examine beliefs and their effects
on our lives, rather than adding to them.
Other Avatar materials are also available on the Avatar website:
Das Energi, by Paul Williams
"Originally published by Elektra Records in 1973 as a paperback
(the first and only book they ever published), DAS ENERGI
received no fanfare and no reviews -- but slowly the word got
around and by 1978 it was an underground bestseller. A deluxe
paperback edition of this popular favorite is available from
This is a modest publication, with only a few succinct phrases
on each page. It may, however, have been the first to touch
upon the concept we now know as 'synchronicity'.
Available for purchase here:
The Bases of Yoga, by Sri Aurobindo
"One of the foremost Indian philosophers of the twentieth
century, Sri Aurobindo also was a political activist,
mystic and spiritual leader. Between 1927 and 1950, Sri
Aurobindo remained in seclusion while perfecting a new
kind of spiritual practice he called Integral Yoga."
While he authored other books, this is a collection of
letters he wrote to aspirants on the path of Yoga, and
they reflect the struggles he has with diet, thought,
and other dynamics in the process of attempting to
'ground' the energy of transformation into his body.
Pathways Through to Space, by Franklin Merrell-Wolff
(reviewed by Matt Taylor)
"This book is the personal record of the author's
transformation of consciousness. The author is very
well versed in both western and eastern philosophy,
so he was able to put his experience into those
frameworks. Frankly, this is the most important book
I have ever read. I highly recommend it. I've re-read
it several times. He also wrote "Philosophy of
Consciousness Without an Object", which is
unfortunately out of print."
I give this book a very high personal recommendation.
The voluminous works of the prolific Jiddu Krishnamurti:
"J. Krishnamurti, whose life and teachings spanned the
greater part of the 20th century, is regarded by many
as one who has had the most profound impact on human
consciousness in the modern times. Sage, philosopher
and thinker, he illumined the lives of millions the
world overintellectuals and laymen, young and old.
He gave new meaning and content to religion by pointing
to a way of life that transcended all organized religions.
He confronted boldly the problems of contemporary society
and analysed with scientific precision the workings of the
human mind. Declaring that his only concern was to set man
absolutely, unconditionally free, he sought to liberate
man from his deep conditioning of sorrow, fear, violence,
"Jiddu Krishnamurti (11th May 189517th February 1986) was
born to a pious middle-class family in the rural town of
Madanapalle in south India. He was discovered in his
boyhood by the leaders of the Theosophical Society, Mrs
Annie Besant and Bishop Leadbeater, who proclaimed that
he was the World Teacher that the Theosophists were waiting
for. As a young man, Krishnamurti underwent certain mystical
experiences that brought about a deep transformation and
gave him a new vision of life. Later he dissociated himself
from all organized religions and ideologies, and embarked
on his solitary mission, meeting and talking to people not
as a guru but as a friend."
A catalog of his works can be found at Pathless.com:
One book of Krishnamurti's, in particular, is a journal
in which he describes his own experience of being instilled
with the energy. It is an amazing glimpse into the awareness
of a being in the process of transformation, filled,
alternately, with his descriptions of the physical challenges
the process sometimes involved, and the beauty he found in
the simple perception of the world around him when his mind
was free of thought, in a state he called "choiceless awareness".
Reading these descriptions is a meditation in itself.
Unfortunately, I'm not sure of the title of that specific
book. I'm almost certain it was "Krishnamurti's Notebook", which
I found quotes from at Pathless.com, but a search for the title
came up empty.
'Choiceless Awareness' is discussed in
Collected Works, Vol 5, 1948-1949 'Choiceless Awareness'
'Freedom Love And Action' is another good choice
Eileen Caddy was one of a triad of individuals who
founded the Findhorn Community in Scotland. Each of
the three individuals represented a different element
- Spirit, Man's Will, and Nature. Eileen later married
Peter Caddy, who represented Man's Will. Dorothy Maclean
represented Nature, and was in communion with Devas, or
Nature Spirits. Eileen heard the voice of God. Peter
acted on the guidance provided by Eileen and Dorothy,
and together they grew 40 pound cabbages, and roses
in the snow, in a windswept coastal area where only
the tough weed, gorse, grew naturally. From this
beginning, Findhorn went on to become the Findhorn
University of Light. It now exists as the Findhorn
Foundation, and has become an international presence.
Eileen still lives at the community.
Eileen's books can be seen on the Findhorn Press site:
Books by Gopi Krishna, listed on the Tezco Web Design
site, with links to places to purchase:
Gopi Krishna was an office worker who had a family
and lived a relatively normal life, though he prayed
to be allowed to devote himself to meditation after
retiring, which is what took place. He thereafter
had an entirely unexpected experience of incredibly
powerful energy, which he understood to be Kundalini,
as it is known to the eastern traditions, or the
transformative energy of life. This powerful energy
was torturous, at first, until he came to an
intuitive understanding of how to 'balance' it,
and nurture it with changes in diet. Thereafter, it
became a blissful experience which informed his body
and mind with beauty and inspiration. He wrote
poetry and prose for the first time in his life.
He went on to author several informative books about
the experience of the awakening kundalini, and it's
ramifications for the evolution of mankind.
"In spite of his religious orientation, he did not have
a spiritual teacher and was not initiated into any
spiritual lineage, which would have been a common
practice for a religious Hindu."
"He is not a guru in the classical sense of one who
has disciples. He is more of a seeker who documented
his experiences with the Kundalini energy in a number
of books in hopes of being helpful to others who
encounter this extraordinary spiritual phenomena."
From a short biography on OmGuru.com:
My search strategy was simply to search for the authors
by name. I have happily read all of them in the course
of my life, and am a graduate of the Avatar Course.
I am also licensed to deliver it (please understand this
as a statement of experience with the materials, rather
than as a solicitation).
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