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" mystery in a luminous word..."
charles frode
Author Writer Speaker
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  1. TED talks, Frode's TED profile

  2. Cormac McCarthy--start with Blood Meridian, then Suttree, then The Road, then No Country for Old Men

    1. Offical Website

    2. List of Amazon Books

  3. Julian Jaynes--most infuential and controversial writer on consciousness, must read "The Origin" below

    1. The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind 

    2. Julian Jaynes Society

  1. Ramana Maharshi-- I suggest reading and understanding what Maharshi says; it is the clearest and wisest of anyone.

    1. Official Website

    2. Abide As The Self Youtube video, highly recommended

    3. Who Am I seminal work, English audio book 

    4. Talks With Ramana Maharshi uncredible clarity for explaining the nature of reality

  2. Eknath Eswaran--best, clearest, most accessible translator of Indian scriptures, highly recommended. Start with classic scriptures # 3,4, and 5 below if you want to understand Indian spirituality.

    1. Official Website

    2. Youtube video

    3. The Bhagavad Gita

    4. The Upanishads

    5. The Dhammapada

  3. Milton H. Ericson--master hypnotherapist, the basis for Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), read and study Ericson to learn real communication and rapport-building skills. 

    1. Official Website

    2. Books to read Amazon

    3. Youtube video

  4. The White Goddess by Robert Graves--excellent book on poetic myth

  5. Narcissus and Goldmund--Hermann Hesse's classic presenting the archetype for Frode's friendship with Brother Paul in New Clairaux Abbey

  6. When Gods Die by John Welch--excellent treatment of the psychological aspects of John of the Cross' Dark Night of the Soul and Spirit

  7. Magical Passes by Carlos Castaneda

  8. J.-M. G. Le Clezio--any book by Le Clezio is a masterpiece, start with The Prospector

See yourself reflected back to your mind and heart in extraordinary ways.

Ord  er your own personal copy of both of my short story collections now--A Dream of India & Other Mystic Stories of Radiance and Darkness and One Times One & Other Numinous Stories of Redemption and Loss and my just published memoir, I Am Goldmund: My Spiritual Odyssey With Narcissus.