Recommended Reading,
Viewing and Listening by Stephen Cottee

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As for the works themselves, the following are some of the most brilliant, inspired, uplifting and educational titles I have come across. Enjoy !


The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The Way of the Peaceful Warrior
by Dan Millman
Sleeper Awaken by Samuel Sagan
Moon Magic by Dion Fortune
Frabato the Magician by Franz Bardon
Master Hiram & King Solomon by Christian Jacq
Poe by Paul Tisdell

The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran

The Holy Bible, King James Version, especially the books of John, Genesis and Revelation
The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ by Levi
The Geeta: The Gospel of the Lord Shri Krishna
, translated by Shri Purohit Swami. Faber and Faber, London. (This is an excellent translation of the quintessential Indian scripture, ‘The Bhagavad Gita’)
The Holy Geeta by Swami Chinmayananda (a commentary on the above). Free download.
Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu

Sai Baba Gita, Atma Press
Messages from Amma: In the Language of the Heart, edited by Janine Canan
Amma, biography by Judith Cornell
The Lord's Prayer and Lightning Flash by Paul Tisdell
The Staff of the Wise I by Paul Tisdell
Pearls from the Oyster by Paul Tisdell
Creative Visualization by Shakti Gawain
The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron
The Self-Healing Cookbook by Kristina Turner
You Can Heal Your Life
by Louise Hay
The Trick to Money is Having Some
by Stuart Wilde
The One Minute Millionaire by Mark Victor Hansen and Robert G Allen
The Secrets of High Magic by Francis Melville
The Mystical Qabalah by Dion Fortune
Seventy-Eight Degrees of Wisdom: A Book of Tarot by Rachel Pollack
The Tarot Revealed by Eden Gray
Paracelsus: Selected Writings
, edited by Jolande Jacobi


The Lord of the Rings Trilogy directed by Peter Jackson
Gandhi starring Ben Kingsley
The Lion King
Star Wars
, episodes IV, V and VI
Legend box set including Time Will Tell DVD featuring Bob Marley
Staff of the Wise I DVD by Paul Tisdell
The Name 2002
, lecture by Paul Tisdell


, Bob Marley
Jah Kingdom, Burning Spear
Hail H.I.M., Burning Spear
Based on a True Story, Fat Freddy's Drop
Weaving My Ancestors' Voices, Sheila Chandra
Live at Blues Alley, Eva Cassidy
Tjilatjila, by Charlie McMahon

Om Namah Shivaya - Bhupali Raga, chanting with Gurumayi Chidvilasananda

Stillness & the Present Moment
, Stephen Cottee
Candle Flame Meditation, Stephen Cottee
Chakra Awareness Meditation, Paul Tisdell
Christos Meditation (Preliminary)
, Paul Tisdell

, Paul Tisdell
The Spider and the Serpent, Paul Tisdell

The Foundation Stone
, Paul Tisdell