• Michael Da

Michael's Reading List

Updated: Jun 8, 2019

Over the last several years, I have been reading about a book per week, on average. I enjoy reading and discussing books, so I thought I would share the books I have read over the last several years.

I have only included books that I have read cover-to-cover since about 2013. I have not included books I read previously, books where I only read a chapter or two, or countless articles I've read or dissertations.

Psychology and Counseling

Mary D. S. Ainsworth, Mary C. Blehar, Everett Waters, and Sally N. Wall, Patterns of Attachment: A Psychological Study in the Strange Situation

Stephen Aizenstat, Dream Tending: Awakening to the Healing Power of Dreams

Thomas Armstrong, The Power of Neurodiversity: Unleashing the Advantages of Your Differently Wired Brain

Robert Bly, Iron John

Robert Bosnak, A Little Course in Dreams

David Capuzzi, Foundations of Addictions Counseling

Etzel Cardena and John Palmer, Parapsychology: A Handbook for the 21st Century

Dana Comstock, Diversity and Development: Critical Contexts that Shape Our Lives and Relationships

Brant Cortright, Psychotherapy and Spirit: Theory and Practice in Transpersonal Psychology

Brene Brown, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

Phil Cousineau, Once and Future Myths

Lous Cozolino, The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy: Healing the Social Brain

Michael Daniels, Shadow, Self, Spirit

E. Jane Davidson, Evaluation Methodology Basics: The Nuts and Bolts of Sound Evaluation

Marie Dezelic and Gabriel Ghanoum, Meaning-Centered Therapy Manual: Logotherapy & Existential Analysis Brief Therapy Protocol for Group & Individual Sessions

John Dupuy, Integral Recovery: A Revolutionary Approach to the Treatment of Alcoholism and Addiction

Gerard Egan, The Skilled Helper: A Problem-Management and Opportunity-Development Approach to Helping

David R. Evans, Essential Interviewing: A Programmed Approach to Effective Communication

Jorge N. Ferrer, Participation and the Mystery: Transpersonal Essays in Psychology, Education, and Religion

Jorge N. Ferrer, Revisioning Transpersonal Theory: A Participatory Vision of Human Spirituality

John Firman, A Psychotherapy of Love: Psychosynthesis: in Practice

John Firman, Psychosynthesis: A Psychology of the Spirit

Mark D. Forman, A Guide to Integral Psychotherapy: Complexity, Integration, and Spirituality in Practice

Victor Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning

Sigmund Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams

Harris L. Friedman and Glenn Hartelius, The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Transpersonal Psychology

Diane R. Gehart, Mastering Competencies in Family Therapy: A Practical Approach to Theory and Clinical Case Documentation

Mark S. Gerig, Foundations for Clinical Mental Health Counseling: An Introduction to the Profession

Samuel T. Gladding, Groups: A Counseling Specialty

Joshua M. Gold, Counseling and Spirituality: Integrating Spiriutal and Clinical Orientations

John M. Gottman, The Science of Trust: Emotional Attunement for Couples

John M. Gottman, The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work

Steven C. Hayes and Kirk D. Strosahl, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: The Process and Practice of Mindful Change

Danica G. Hays, Developing Multicultural Counseling Competence: A Systems Approach

C. G. Jung, Collected Works of C. G. Jung, Volume 3: Psychogenesis of Mental Disease

C. G. Jung, Collected Works of C. G. Jung, Volume 5: Symbols of Transformation

C. G. Jung, Collected Works of C. G. Jung, Volume 7: Two Essays in Analytical Psychology

C. G. Jung, Collected Works of C. G. Jung, Volume 8: Structure & Dynamics of the Psyche

C. G. Jung, Collected Works of C. G. Jung, Volume 9 (Part 1): Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious

C. G. Jung, Collected Works of C. G. Jung, Volume 9 (Part 2): Aion: Researches into the Phenomenology of the Self

C. G. Jung, Collected Works of C. G. Jung, Volume 12: Psychology and Alchemy

C. G. Jung, Collected Works of C. G. Jung, Volume 13: Alchemical Studies

C. G. Jung, Collected Works of C. G. Jung, Volume 14: Mysterium Coniunctionis

C. G. Jung, Collected Works of C. G. Jung, Volume 16: Practice of Psychotherapy

C. G. Jung, Collected Works of C. G. Jung, Volume 17: Development of Personality

C. G. Jung, Dreams

C. G. Jung, Man and His Symbols

C. G. Jung, The Red Book

C. G. Jung, Aniela Jaffe, Clara Winston, and Richard Winston, Memories, Dreams Reflections

Kristi Kanel, A Guide to Crisis Intervention

Paul D. Leedy, Practical Research: Planning and Design

Christa Mackinnon, Shamanism and Spirituality in Therapeutic Practice: An Introduction

David Michael Levin, The Body's Recollection of Being: Phenomenological Psychology and the Deconstruction of Nihilism

Ellen G. Levine and Stephen K. Levine, Foundations of Expressive Arts Therapy: Theoretical and Clinical Perspectives

Alexander Lowen, The Spirituality of the Body

Joanna Macy, Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We’re In without Going Crazy

Stephen Madigan, Narrative Therapy

Dave Mann, Gestalt Therapy: 100 Key Points and Techniques

Gustl Marock and Haiko Weiss, The Handbook of Body Psychotherapy & Somatic Psychology

David G. Martin, Counseling and Therapy Skills

Melvin E. Miller and Suzanne Cook-Greuter, Creativity, Spirituality, and Transcendence: Paths to Integrity and Wisdom in the Mature Self

Thomas Moore, Dark Nights of the Soul: A Guide to Finding Your Way Through Life's Ordeals

Jordan B. Peterson, Maps of Meaning

Michael Perlis, Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment for Insomnia: A Session-By-Session Guide

Bruce W. Scotton and Alan B. Chinen, Textbook of Transpersonal Psychiatry and Psychology

Stephen Nachmanovitch, Free Play: Improvisation in Life and Art

Spencer G. Niles, Career Development Interventions in the 21st Century

Wilhelm Reich, Character Analysis

Wilhelp Reich, The Function of the Orgasm: Discovery of the Orgone

Theodore P. Remley Jr., Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues in the Practice of Marriage and Family Therapy

Carl Rogers, A Way of Being

Robert Sardello, The Power of Soul: Living the Twelve Virtues

David Schoen, The War of the Gods in Addiction

Richard S. Sharf, Theories of Psychotherapy & Counseling: Concepts and Cases

David Sheff, Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction

Murray Stein, Jung's Map of the Soul: An Introduction

Jill D. Sinson and Judith V. Becker, Treating Sex Offenders: An Evidence-Based Manual

Max van Manen, Researching Lived Experience: Human Science for an Action Sensitive Pedagogy

Andrea Rock, The Mind at Night

Ken Wilber, Integral Psychology

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, Catching the Thread: Sufism, Dreamwork, and Jungian Psychology

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, In the Company of Friends: Dreamwork within a Sufi Group

Marie-Louise von Franz, Archetypal Dimensions of the Psyche

Marie-Louise von Franz, Dreams

Jenny Wade, Changes of Mind: A Holonomic Theory of the Evolution of Consciousness

Mary Beth Werdel and Robert J. Wicks, Primer on Posttraumatic Growth: An Introduction and Guide

Susan C. Whiston, Principles and Applications of Assessment in Counseling

Susan Krauss Whitbourne, Abnormal Psychology: Clinical Perspectives on Psychological Disorders with the DSM-5 Update

Edward C. Whitmont, Dreams, A Portal to the Source

Irvin Yalom, The Gift of Therapy

Jon Kabbat-Zinn, Full Catastrophe Living

Religion and Spirituality

Adyashanti, Resurrecting Jesus: Embodying the Spirit of a Revolutionary Mystic

William J. Baldwin, Spiritual Releasement Therapy: A Technique Manual

Adam Bucko, and Matthew Fox, Occupy Spirituality: A Radical Vision for a New Generation

Pema Chodron, When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times

Catherine Cornille, Criteria of Discernment in Interreligious Dialogue

Eliot Cowan, Plant Spirit Medicine: The Healing Power of Plants

Emile Durkhem, The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life

Adi Da Samraj, The Knee of Listening: The Divine Ordeal of the Avataric Incarnation of Conscious Light

David Deda, The Way of the Superior Man

Michael Drake, The Shamanic Drum: A Guide to Sacred Drumming

Michael Drake, I Ching: The Tao of Drumming

Michael Drake: Shamanic Drumming: Calling the Spirits

Ann Llewellyn Evans, Shinto Norito: A Book of Prayers

Steven Farmer, Sacred Ceremony

Darrell J. Fasching, Dell deChant, and David M. Lantigua, Comparative Religious Ethics

Peter Fenner, Radiant Mind

Neal M. Goldsmith, Psychedelic Healing: The Promise of Entheogens for Psychotherapy and Spiritual Development

Steven Greenebaum, Paractical Interfaith: How to Find Our Common Humanity as We Celebrate Diversity

Margaret Guenther, Holy Listening: The Art of Spiritual Direction

Joan Halifax, Being with Dying

Andrew Harvey, The Hope

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version

Sandra Ingerman, Medicine for the Earth

William James, The Varieties of Religious Experience

Eckhart Johannes, Meister Eckhart's Sermons

Kurt Johnson, The Coming Interspiritual Age

Jeffrey J. Kripal, Comparing Religions

Muhammad Muhiin Kahn, English Translation of the Qur'an

Gloria Karpinski, Barefoot on Holy Ground: Twelve Lessons in Spiritual Craftsmanship

Thomas P. Kasulis, Shinto: The Way Home

Timothy Leary, The Psychedelic Experience: A Manual Based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead

Kay Lindahl and Amy Schapper, The Sacred Art of Listening

Winafred Blake Lucas: Regression Therapy: A Handbook for Professionals

John Mabry, Spiritual Guidance Across Religions

Terence McKenna, Mushrooms, Mankind, DMT, and Hyperspace

Robert Mosss, Dreamways of the Iroquois

Carolyn Myss, Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power and Healing

Sami Paramananda, The Upanishads

William Parsons (Ed.), Being Spiritual But Not Religious: Past, Present, Future(s)

Javier Regueiro, Ayahuasca: Soul Medicine of the Amazon Jungle

Antonius C. G. M. Robben, Death, Mourning, and Burial: A Cross-Cultural Reader

Various, Hebraic Literature: Translations from the Talmud, Midrashim and Kabbala

Stephen B. Roberts, Professional Spiritual & Pastoral Care: A Practical Clergy and Chaplain's Handbook

Huston Smith, The World's Religions, Revised and Updated: A Concise Introduction

C. Michael Smith, Jung and Shamanism in Dialogue: Retrieving the Soul, Retrieving the Sacred

Malidoma Patrice Some, Ritual

Rudolf Steiner, The Way of Initiation, Or, How to Attain Knowledge of the Higher Worlds

Leland P. Steart, World Scriptures Volume 2

Steve Taylor, The Leap: The Psychology of Spiritual Awakening

Luisah Teish, Jambalaya: The Natural Woman's Book of Personal Charms and Practical Rituals

Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, The Tibetan Yogeas of Dream and Sleep

Barry Stephenson, Ritual: A Very Short Introduction

Susan Thesenga, The Undefended Self: Living the Pathwork of Spiritual Wholeness

Robert Thurman, Infinite Life: Awakening to Bliss Within

Ken Wilber, The Fourth Turning: Imagining the Evolutino of an Integral Buddhism

Ken Wilber, Integral Spirituality: A Startling New Role for Religion in the Modern and Postmodern West

Ken Wilber, The Religion of Tomorrow: A Vision for the Future of the Great Traditions - More Inclusive, More Comprehensive, More Complete

Andrew Wilson, World Scripture: A Comparative Anthology of Sacred Texts

Michael Winkleman, Shamanism: A Biopsychosocial Paradigm

Motohisa Yamakage, The Essence of Shinto: Japan's Spiritual Heart


Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine

Adam Becker, What is Real? The Unfinished Quest for Meaning in Quantum Physics

Roy Bhaskar, Dialectic: The Pulse of Freedom

Roy Bhaskar, Enlightened Common Sense: The Philosophy of Critical Realism

Roy Bhaskar, The Formation of Critical Realism: A Personal Perspective

Roy Bhaskar, Interdisciplinarity and Wellbeing: A Critical Realist Perspective on Interdisciplinary Studies

Roy Bhaskar, The Order of Necessity: A Kind of Introduction to Critical Realism

Roy Bhaskar, The Philosophy of metaReality: Creativity, Love and Freedom

Roy Bhaskar, The Possibility of Naturalism: A Possible Critique of the Contemporary Human Sciences

Allan Combs, Consciousness Explained Better

Georg Feuerstein, Structures of Consciousness: The Genius of Jean Gebser

Eugene Gendlin, A Process Model

Jean Gebser, The Ever-Present Origin, Part One: Foundations of the Aperspectival World, and Part Two: Manifestations of the Aperspectival World

Martin Heidegger, Being and Time

Edmund Husserl, Logical Investigations, Vol. 1

Aldous Huxley, The Perinneal Philosophy

Immanuel Kant, The Critique of Pure Reason

Maurice Marleau-Ponty, Phenomenology of Perception

Samir Okasha, Philsoophy of Science: A Very Short Introduction

Plotinus, The Enneads

Arthur Schopenhauer, The World as Will and Representation, Vol. 1

Kent Staley, An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science

Galen Strawson, The Subject of Experience

Ken Wilber, Sex, Ecology, Spirituality

Jens Zimmerman, Hermeneutics: A Very Short Introduction

Science and Mathematics

Rosemarie Anderson, Transforming Self and Others through Research: Transpersonal Research Methods and Skills for the Human Sciences and Humanities

John W. Creswell, Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design: Choosing Among Five Approaches

Brian Greene, The Hidden Reality

Daniel Huff, How to Lie with Statistics

Sam Mickey (et al., Eds.), The Variety of Integral Ecologies

John Muir, The Yosemite

Fred Pyrczack, Making Sense of Statistics: A Conceptual Overview

Dean Radin, Real Magic: Ancient Wisdom, Modern Science, and a Guide to the Secret Power of the Universe

Brian Thomas Swimme, The Hidden Heart of the Cosmos: Humanity and the New Story

William Tiller, Devices for Measuring Nonphysical Energies

Mary Evelyn Tucker and Brian Thomas Swimme, Journey of the Universe

Matthew Walker, Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams

Leadership, Conflict Resolution, and Personal Development

The Arbinger Institute, The Anatomy of Peace

Peter Block, Stewardship

William Bridges, Transitions: Making Sense of Life's Changes

David Cooperrider and Diana D. Whitney, Appreciative Inquiry

Marc Gopin, Healing the Heart of Conflict: 8 Crucial Steps to Making Peace with Yourself and Others

John Heider, The Tao of Leadership

Frederic Laloux, Reinventing Organizations

Peter Merry, Evolutionary Leadership: Integral Leadership for an Increasingly Complex World

Marshall B. Rosenberg, Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life

Eric Williams Towle, Uprising of the Human Spirit

Bill W., Alcoholics Anonymous: The Big Book

Mythology, Literature, and Poetry

Edwin A. Abbott, Flatland

J. E. Cirlot, A Dictionary of Symbols

Rolesemary Ellen Guiley, Pocket Dream Guide and Dictionary

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust

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