Experience of Spiritual Awakening: Books

The books presented below tell about personal experience of spiritual awakening or life after awakening or they are a miracle of its consequence. These texts are invaluable because they exemplify the most precious experience of spiritual awakening for all humanity.

Intimacy with the Infinite: The Truth about Life after Awakening
by Ananda Devi

This book depicts the spontaneous process of spiritual awakening and post-awakening integration. It is an extremely honest, sincere and open revelation. Ananda Devi shows that enlightenment is total destruction of all old ways of living that are based on lies, suppression, illusions, projections, beliefs and so on. Listen to Ananda Devi, interviewed about the book on “Moments with Marianne” radio show, December 2019: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBIBS9GGq7E

1000: The Levels of Consciousness and a Map of the Stages of Awakening for Spiritual Seekers and Teachers
by Ramaji and Ananda Devi

This book presents the system of the levels of consciousness (LOC), called 1000, and gives the authors’ evaluation of the LOCs of many spiritual teachers and some public figures. At the same time, it is by and large the autobiography of spiritual teacher Ramaji who has devoted his whole life to awakening—his and people’s. Now Ramaji and Ananda Devi share spiritual mission and path. You can watch one of their satsangs, March 2018: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvTB4PL5GcE

The Complete Conversations with God: An Uncommon Dialogue
by Neale Donald Walsch

The Conversations with God series of books was born as a result of dramatic events in the life of Neale Donald Walsch: a car accident, loss of health and job, failure of marriage, homelessness… One night in 1992, he began writing an angry letter to God (“What had I done to deserve a life of such continuing struggle?”), and all of a sudden God answered him… You can watch one of the early interviews with this amazing person: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKUirsOMt1A

Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife
by Eben Alexander III, M.D.

One day in 2008, Dr. Eben Alexander, a Harvard University neurosurgeon, fell very sick and then went into a 7-day coma. Being in a coma, he found himself in Heaven and met God. After coming back and making a miraculous recovery, he wrote a book describing this extraordinary near-death experience. You can watch a video clip with Dr. Alexander: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfaDOmT82gk

My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey
by Jill Bolte Taylor, Ph.D.

In 1996, Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, a brain scientist at Harvard, had a stroke that turned off the left hemisphere of her brain. Having only the right hemisphere functioning, she felt one with the Universe and experienced Nirvana. You can watch a TED talk with Dr. Taylor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYD7Y9CXeUw