Direct Links* to Contents and Library – second book

Here you will find the links listed in the book, with the reference to the chapter in which it is featured

Foreword of the Italian edition

Magic mushrooms as antidepressant

The Importance of Questions

Talk to the mushrooms


Paradigms, Consciousness and Psychedelia

Presence in action

The Japanese Tea Ceremony (video)

Preparation Helps Integration

Report on extreme experience

How to Cleanse the Energy

Post on White Sage

I Always Have Very Challenging Experiences

The Ideal Trip Sitter

Set & Setting

10 Key Point on Set & Setting



Continuous Breathing Techniques: Rebirthing – Holotropic Breathing 

Breathing Exercise (video)

Mind Maps

Wikipedia post on Mind Maps

Mushroom Ceremonies

Nature Temple in Holland

Experiential Seminars

Vajra Dance

Practice of Vajrasattva Mantra

Please refer to Donato for Vajrasattva practice. He can be found HERE

Meditation on Dying

Please refer to Donato for Meditation on Dying practice. He can be found HERE




Thorwald Dethlefsen
The Challenge of Fate
Coventure LTD

It is no accident that this is the first book in this list, and as far as I’m concerned it might as well be the only one. I have given away dozens of copies and always received great feedback. “The Challenge of Fate” should be a mandatory text for any sincere researcher. Unfortunately, it has not been published in English for several years and the few copies for sale are used and cost several hundred dollars! Therefore it is justifiable to look for free downloadable copies, which, fortunately, can be found with a simple internet search, so enjoy your reading! However, if you don’t want to download the pdf and print it out, as a second choice I recommend the next book by Dethlefsen, “The Healing Power of Illness” (Sentient Publications), co-written with another author (Ruediger Dahlke) who does not have the same gift of words, in the sense that it is long-winded and verbose, nothing like the elegant and effective synthesis of the book written by Dethlefsen alone.

Carl Gustav Jung
Memories, Dreams, Reflections
HarperCollins Pub Ltd

Jung’s last book is actually the first one you should read if you are interested in discovering the thoughts of this great explorer of consciousness. It is beautiful, flows like a novel and is full of anecdotes about his life, many of which have stuck with me indelibly. You will enjoy it.

Paramhansa Yogananda
Autobiography of a Yogi
Self-Realization Fellowship

Beautiful and inspiring, a must-have classic in your library.

Yehuda Berg
The Power of Kabbalah
Hodder & Stoughton

Yehuda Berg
The 72 Names of God: Technology for the Soul
Kabbalah Publishing

I did the visualizations according to the instructions and they work! Reading it is like peeking into the universal laws.

Fred Hageneder
The Meaning of Trees: Botany, History, Healing, Lore
Chronicle Books

Why a book about trees? As soon as I finished reading it I immediately started it again and understood clearly that the sentient Spirit is alive and present in the plant world, and how it enables life on this planet. If this makes you think of mushrooms – a higher realm than the plant realm – you’ve thought well.

Drunvalo Melchizedek
The Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life, Vol. 1
Light Technology Publishing

An information-packed book that reads like a novel. It enabled me to finally understand what the Flower of Life is and represents. It is enlightening.

Joe Vitale and Ihaleakala Hew Len
Zero Limits

Unmissable, the first book with a wide circulation that speaks about Ho’oponopono, a simple but effective technique for presence and accountability.

Eckhart Tolle
The Power of Now
New World Library

The power of presence, a book dedicated to the here and now that has been a worldwide success. There are very good reasons to buy it and read it now.

E.J. Gold
American Book of the Dead
Gateways Books & Tapes

If it is true that our subconscious remembers everything, and hypnosis shows us this unequivocally, then the instructions in this book are a must-read; they will come in handy as soon as we die. Gold is an Awakened being and knows directly what he is writing about. I don’t like his writing style – it is a personal matter – but his books are important. Start with this one which is indispensable.



Tsultrim Allione
Feeding Your Demons
Little, Brown Spark

Bruce H. Lipton
The Biology of Belief
Hay House Inc.

The text suggests a paradigm shift in biology: it is not DNA that determines our health, but rather what we feel and think. This extreme simplification does not do it justice. This is a book that you must read.

Gregg Braden
The Divine Matrix
Hay House Inc.

The author is a scientist but above all an excellent communicator. This book, like Lipton’s, also describes a paradigm shift. It overturns the conventional view of the world and reality. Both are very useful, especially to psychonauts.

Dan Millman
The Laws of Spirit: A Tale of Transformation
HJ Kramer/New World Library

Dan Millman
Way of the Peaceful Warrior
HJ Kramer

Jon Gordon
The Carpenter

P.D. Ouspensky
In Search of the Miraculous
Mariner Books

George I. Gurdjieff
Views from the Real World
Penguin Books

Tony Buzan e Barry Buzan
The Mind Map Book

Joseph Campbell
The Hero with a Thousand Faces
New World Library

An essential text for those wishing to explore the topic of myths and archetypes, as well as the text that follows, “Hamlet’s Mill.”

Giorgio de Santillana and Hertha von Dechend
Hamlet’s Mill: An Essay on Myth and the Frame of Time

Ken Wilber
Integral Psychology: Consciousness, Spirit, Psychology, Therapy

An analysis and synthesis of the various traditions of human development – psychological, social and spiritual – identifying the common elements among them. If you are not convinced by the model of different bodies making up a human being that I presented to you (also clearly described by Wilber), you can find many others in this book, all of which are useful for your personal, social, and spiritual fulfillment. Ken Wilber is one of the founders of Transpersonal Psychology along with Roberto Assagioli, Stanislav Grof, and other luminaries. 

A challenging but extremely interesting work, this is the seminal text by an extraordinary thinker and it left me speechless. If you are a professional in the field of therapeutic relationships it should be on your bookshelf, likewise if you are a psychonaut who wants to know more.

Rupert Sheldrake
The Sense of Being Stared At: And Other Unexplained Powers of Human Minds
Park Street Press

Rupert Sheldrake
Science and Spiritual Practices: Transformative Experiences and Their Effects on Our Bodies, Brains, and Health


States of Consciousness

Graham Hancock

This book is long at over 650 pages but full of useful information for psychedelic experiences but also for daily life. I have read it twice and will certainly read it again. I suggest you read it at least once. t has recently been released again in an updated and extended version, with the new title “Visionary: The Mysterious Origins of Human Consciousness.”

Carlos Castaneda
I recommend all the books he has written.

Terence McKenna
Food of the Gods

Aldous Huxley
The Doors of Perception and Heaven and Hell
Harper Perennial Modern Classics

Aldous Huxley
Moksha: Aldous Huxley’s Classic Writings on Psychedelics and the Visionary Experience
Park Street Press

Lewis Carroll
Alice in Wonderland
Bantam Classics

André Van Lysebeth
Pranayama: The Yoga of Breathing
Unwin Paperbacks

Ervin Laszlo – Stanislav Grof – Peter Russell
The Consciousness Revolution: A Transatlantic Dialogue
Element Books Ltd

Rupert Sheldrake, Terence Mckenna, Ralph Abraham
The Evolutionary Mind
Monkfish Book Publishing

Rick Strassman
DMT: The Spirit Molecule
Park Street Press


Work on Self – Presence and Awakening

Steve Taylor
The Leap: The Psychology of Spiritual Awakening
New World Library

Michael Brown
The Presence Process: A Journey Into Present Moment Awareness
Namaste Publishing

Robert Earl Burton
Red Wheel/Weiser

Every single page reiterates the fundamental importance of self-remembrance. Reading it is like reciting a mantra; it helps us deeply integrate the need for this essential work.

Joe Vitale
The Awakening Course

Eckhart Tolle
The Power of Now
New World Library

Already mentioned among the must-haves, it could not be missing from this specific section as well.

E.J. Gold
Practical Work on Self
Gateways Books & Tapes

E.J. Gold
The Human Biological Machine as a Transformational Apparatus
Gateways Books & Tapes

Yehuda Berg
The Power of Kabbalah
Hodder & Stoughton

Both in the must-haves and here.

Alice A. Bailey
From Intellect to Intuition
Lucis Publishing Company

Salvatore Brizzi
Draco Daatson’s Book: The Never Asleep Society Revealed
Gateways Books & Tapes

A book I have read and reread several times, it exists also as audiobooks narrated by the author’s voice – but sadly only in Italian. I have lost count of how many times I have listened to them during my walks: engaging and inspiring.

Dan Millman
The Laws of Spirit: A Tale of Transformation
HJ Kramer/New World Library

Jon Gordon
The No Complaining Rule



Annie Besant – Charles W. Leadbeater
Man: Whence, How and Whither
Jazzybee Verlag

Alice A. Bailey
From Intellect to Intuition
Lucis Publishing Company

Rudolf Steiner
Occult Science
Rudolf Steiner Pr

Rudolf Steiner
The Way of Initiation
Independently published

Julius Evola
The Doctrine of Awakening
Inner Traditions

René Guénon
The Reign of Quantity & the Signs of the Times
Sophia Perennis

Edward Bulwer-Lytton
The Coming Race (novel)
Loki’s Publishing

Edwin A. Abbott
Flatland (novel)
Bibliotech Press

Annie Besant
The Ancient Wisdom
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Alice A. Bailey
A Treatise on White Magic or The Way of the Disciple
Lucis Publishing Company

A difficult but essential book.

Leaves of Morya’s Garden I
Agni Yoga Society



Dion Fortune
Applied Magic
Weiser Books

Dion Fortune
Moon Magic
Red Wheel/Weiser

Dion Fortune
The Secrets of Doctor Taverner
Weiser Books

Dion Fortune
The Magical Battle of Britain
Skylight Press

Rhonda Byrne
The Magic
Atria Books

Aleister Crowley
Magick (Book 4)
Red Wheel/Weiser

Donald Michael Kraig
Tarot & Magic
Llewellyn Publications

If you want to learn more about rituals and magic, this is the book for you. If you then want to learn more about this topic, read the three volumes listed below.

Donald Michael Kraig
Modern Sex Magick (Vol. 1, 2 & 3)
Llewellyn Publications


Alchemical Transmutation

Carl G. Jung
Psychology and Alchemy
Princeton University Press

Isha Schwaller de Lubicz
The Opening of the Way
Inner Traditions

Douglas Baker
Diary of an Alchemist
College of Spiritual Enlightenment and Esoteric Knowledge

David G. White
The Alchemical Body: Siddha Traditions in Medieval India
University of Chicago Press

Julius Evola
The Hermetic Tradition
Inner Traditions


Power of Prayer

Ignatij Brjancaninov
On the Prayer of Jesus: The Classic Guide to the Practice of Unceasing Prayer Found in The Way of a Pilgrim
New Seeds

Ernest Holmes
Prayer: How to Pray Effectively from the Science of Mind

Gregg Braden
Secrets of the Lost Mode of Prayer
Hay House Inc.

Larry Dossey
Healing Words: The Power of Prayer and the Practice of Medicine



Joe Vitale and Ihaleakala Hew Len
Zero Limits



Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
I Am That
The Acorn Press

Ramesh S. Balsekar
Pointers from Nisargadatta Maharaj
The Acorn Press

Ramana Maharshi
Be As You Are
Penguin UK

Rupert Spira
Being Aware of Being Aware

Jean Klein
Who Am I? The Sacred Quest
New Sarum Press

Francis Lucille
Eternity Now
Truespeech Productions

Eleanora Gilbert
Conversations on Non-Duality: Twenty-Six Awakenings
Cherry Red Books

Greg Goode
The Direct Path: A User Guide


Other Dimensions

Arthur E. Powell
The Etheric Double (Book Tree)
The Astral Body (Quest Books)
The Mental Body (Kessinger Publishing, LLC)
The Causal Body & The Ego (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform)
The Solar System (The Theosophical Publishing House)

Anne Givaudan
Auric reading and essenian healing
Editions SOIS

I did a course with Anne Givaudan on this subject which lasted almost four years. Everyone can see auras if they know how to do it. I know this from firsthand experience, and we can also see thought forms in the same way. It may sound unbelievable to some, but I have found that it is true.

Annie Besant – C.W. Leadbeater
Thought Forms
Sacred Bones Books

C.W. Leadbeater
The Astral Plane
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

C.W. Leadbeater
Dreams: What they are and how they are caused
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

C.W. Leadbeater
Invisible Helpers
Merchant Books

C.W. Leadbeater
The Hidden Side of Things
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Annie Besant – Charles W. Leadbeater
Man: Whence, How and Whither
Jazzybee Verlag

Anne Givaudan
Thought-Forms Vol. I e II
Editions SOIS

Denise Linn
Energy Strands
Hay House Inc.

Barbara Ann Brennan
Hands of Light

I point out this book because it contains images showing human beings’ energy bodies. It is exactly as I saw them once in my life, on the final day of a long and challenging residential seminar designed and led by Frank Natale.



Anthony De Mello
The Prayer of the Frog
Gujarat Sahitya Prakash

Thich Nhat Hanh
You Are Here: Discovering the Magic of the Present Moment

Thich Nhat Hanh
Transformation and Healing: Sutra on the Four Establishments of Mindfulness
Parallax Press

Thich Nhat Hanh
The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation
Beacon Press

Giulio Cesare Giacobbe
How to Become a Buddha in 5 Weeks: The Simple Way to Self-Realization
Metro Books


Family Constellations

It’s much better to do constellations than to read about them. I recommend doing a web search on the FC options in your area and requesting to attend one first and subsequently reading about them. But if you just can’t resist getting some more information, I suggest you look at the Wikipedia page about the originator of this technique of systemic psychology, Bert Hellinger. It is an excellent introduction where you can also find his complete bibliography.

Bert Hellinger


Living and Dying

Eben Alexander
Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife
Simon & Schuster

Anita Moorjani
Dying To Be Me
Hay House

Raymond A. Moody Jr.
Life After Life

Plus eleven other books published over the course of more than thirty years.

Brian Weiss
Many Lives, Many Masters

Sogyal Rinpoche
The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying

Stanislav Grof
The Ultimate Journey: Consciousness and the Mystery of Death

Stanislav Grof
When the Impossible Happens: Adventures in Non-Ordinary Realities
Sounds True

Grof has a sharp and concrete mind. He was born in Czechoslovakia at the height of the communist era, so he has a personal and cultural background disinclined to flights of fancy, yet his professional experience confronts him with “impossible” events. Passionate as a novel, factual and useful as an essay should always be. I recommend it, just as I recommend “The Ultimate Journey.”

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
On Death And Dying


Lucid Dreams

Alan Wallace
Dreaming Yourself Awake: Lucid Dreaming and Tibetan Dream Yoga for Insight and Transformation

Charlie Morley
Dreams of Awakening
Hay House UK

Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche 
The Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep
Snow Lion


EFT – Emotional Freedom Techniques

Gary Craig
Visit his official website, the best place to start:



Maria Grazia Parisi
FastReset – The Handbook
Independently published



Thorwald Dethlefsen
The Healing Power of Illness: Understanding What Your Symptoms Are Telling You
Sentient Publications

This is the text written after “The Destiny as Choice, an in-depth study devoted to understanding illness. While the first is incisive and essential, this one is quite verbose, because of Ruediger Dahlke being co-author with Dethlefsen. For this reason I recommend it only after reading the first one and in order to delve into specific health-related issues. Although I do not appreciate Dahlke’s contributions, it is still a book I recommend.

Katherine Willow
German New Medicine Experiences in Practice: An introduction to the medical discoveries of Dr. Ryke Geerd Hamer
Independently published

Guylaine Lanctot
The medical Mafia: How to get out of it alive and take back our health & wealth
Here’s The Key Inc.

William Dufty
Sugar Blues

Michel Odoul
What Your Aches and Pains Are Telling You: Cries of the Body, Messages from the Soul
Healing Arts Press


Space Clearing – Feng Shui and Vastu

Karen Kingston
Creating Sacred Space With Feng Shui

Karen Kingston
Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui

Marie Kondo
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
Ten Speed Press


Water Memory

Freddy Silva
The Divine Blueprint: Temples, power places, and the global plan to shape the human soul
Freddy Silva

I discovered this book in a bookstore by chance; it called me and I purchased it. I have read it three times already. Planet Earth holds many surprises for us, which the author admirably describes.

Water for Unity: Working with Water Memory to Heal the World

Masaru Emoto
The Hidden Messages in Water
Atria Books

Massimo Citro Della Riva, Irvin Laszlo
The Basic Code of the Universe: The Science of the Invisible in Physics, Medicine, and Spirituality
Park Street Press

Ivar Olovsson
Wonders Of Water: The Hydrogen Bond In Action


Tarot – Astrology – I Ching

Amber Jayanti
Tarot For Dummies
For Dummies

Excellent introductory text.

Alejandro Jodorowsky – Marianne Costa
The Way of Tarot: The Spiritual Teacher in the Cards
Destiny Books

Thorwald Dethlefsen
The Challenge of Fate
Coventure LTD

I point it out again in this section because it is the starting point for those who want to understand what Astrology really is.

John Blofeld
I Ching: The Book of Change
Penguin Books

It is said that when Confucius discovered this ancient book he declared that he wished he could live many more years in order to devote them only to the study of this text. This edition of the I Ching is not as well-known as the one edited by Richard Wilhelm, but it was the first I Ching I discovered and it was so important for me that I have a special fondness for it (as a printed paper fetishist I have two copies). I particularly recommend it.


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