Sometimes, that old-time religion is just…old. If you’re ready to seek a different way, these New Age books will get you started on that elusive path to higher consciousness. After that, learn to meditate with our list of excellent meditation guides and meet some new spiritual leaders who can show you the light.
Ask and It Is Given: Learning to Manifest Your Desires by Esther Hicks, Jerry Hicks
Get life advice from “Abraham,” the collective entity that Esther channels, in this book. It features a simple and positive message.
Building a Noble World by Shiv R. Jhawar
If it ever seems like life has gotten overwhelming, then you may need to find some inner peace! Jhawar suggests that it’s not possible to live a satisfying life without this critical component of happiness.
E-Squared: Nine Do-It-Yourself Energy Experiments That Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality by Pam Grout
Consciousness has power over matter in this popular book on mental manifestation. Included practical thought experiments promote the idea of an essentially accommodating universe.
Frequency: The Power of Personal Vibration by Penney Peirce
Get some good vibes from this exploration of personal intuition and quantum physics! Peirce is an educator and the author of several other books on personal intuition and empathy.
Hidden Messages in Water by Masaru Emoto, translated by David A. Thayne
Emoto uses high-speed photography to propose that water molecules physically respond to directed interaction, such as spoken words and music.
Light Is the New Black: A Guide to Answering Your Soul’s Callings and Working Your Light by Rebecca Campbell
A highly accessible and visually attractive book, this title strives to empower and inspire. There’s also some advice on sharing your inner light with the people around you.
Mastery of Self: A Toltec Guide To Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz Jr.
Ruiz draws from the Toltec idea of the Dream of the Planet to help you wake up. His major theme, living life with authenticity, stresses positive self-esteem.
A New Earth: Awakening To Your Life’s Purpose by Eckhart Tolle
Following up on his bestselling book, The Power Of Now, Tolle advocates abandoning the ego in favor of higher goals. It’s heavy on anecdotes and includes lots of examples of achievement beyond ego.
Sacred Contracts: Awakening Your Divine Potential by Caroline Myss
According to this title by the popular Caroline Myss, depression and other related conditions could have spiritual roots.
The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
This title has been a particularly influential presence on the New Age literary scene since it came out in 2006. It suggests that mental images, positive or negative, control the events that happen in the visualizer’s life.
The Seven Spiritual Laws Of Success: A Practical Guide To The Fulfillment Of Your Dreams by Deepak Chopra
Chopra advises meditation, gift-giving, and acceptance in this classic bestseller.
This book functions as an all-around guide to New Age spirituality. From astrology to gemstones, it’ll kick off your spiritual journey and function as an ongoing reference.
Soul Talk: The New Spirituality of African American Women by Akasha Gloria Hull
Although it draws heavily from Indian and Native American beliefs, a lot of New Age thought is very white. This book seeks to change that by incorporating African-derived ancestor devotion and a spiritual system that supports social justice.
Spiritual Partnership: The Journey to Authentic Power by Gary Zukav
This particular book might appeal to partnered couples, but the eponymous partnership can apply to a number of different interpersonal situations.
The Universe Has Your Back: Transform Fear to Faith by Gabrielle Bernstein
Bernstein, a New Age guru popular with younger people, advocates fostering a sense of love and well-being through meditation and prayer. Her spirituality has strong roots in Christianity.
What the Bleep Do We Know!?: Discovering the Endless Possibilities for Altering Your Everyday Reality by William Arntz, Betsy Chasse, Mark Vicente
Like the movie, this popular book attempts to reconcile religion with science by referencing recent advances in physics.
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