Reading List

Below is a curated list of further reading to accompany your course.

Many of the volumes listed are available via our online bookshop.



Anandamayi Ma  Essential Shri Anandamayi Ma 
Galileo Galilei Selected Writings 
Hazrat Inayat Khan  Art of Being and Becoming
Helen Keller  The Story of My Life 
Hildegard of Bingen  Selected Writings
Jacques Lusseyran  And There Was Light 
James Allen  As a Man Thinketh 
Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo  Into the Heart of Life
John Keats  The Complete Poems of John Keats
Lao Tzu  Tao Te Ching 
Leon MacLaren  Reminders
Marsilio Ficino  Letters Vol. 1
Paul Reps  Zen Flesh, Zen Bones 
Pierre Hadot  Philosophy as a Way of Life 
Plato  The Last Days of Socrates
Complete Works 
Ralph Waldo Emerson  The Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson
Simone Weil  Simone Weil: An Anthology
Seneca  Letters from a Stoic 
Shakespeare  Hamlet
Shantananda Saraswati  Good Company
The Man who Wanted to Meet God
Thomas the Apostle  Gospel of Thomas 
Vivekananda  Complete Works 
Wangari Muta Maathai  Unbowed
William Blake  The Complete Poems 
William Wordsworth  Collected Poems
Martin Buber  I and Thou, 
Tales of Hasidim
Dalai Lama  The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living 
Eugen Herrigel  Zen and the Art of Archery 
Victor Frankl  Man’s Search for Meaning 
Eric Fromm  The Art of Loving 
Goleman & Davidson  The Science of Meditation 
John Main  Word into Silence
Kabir  Ecstatic Poems 
Kahlil Gibran  The Prophet
Leon MacLaren  The Power of Service 
Nelson Mandela  Long Walk to Freedom
Paramahamsa Yogananda  Autobiography of a Yogi
Purohit Swami  Bhagavad Geeta 
The Ten Principal Upanishads 
Rumi  The Essential Rumi 
Steven Pinker Enlightenment Now
H.P. Shastri World Within the Mind


Recommended Podcasts
Peter Adamson: A History of Philosophy without any Gaps


DISCLAIMER: Please note that just because an author is listed, this does not mean that The School of Philosophy and Economic Science agrees with all the published views of the author. This is also the case with any podcasts included on the list.