A Gem of Many Colors - The Autobiography of Jamgon Kongtrul
A rich source of information on the religion, culture, and politics of Tibet during his times.
Natural Liberation - Padmasambhava's Teachings on the Six Bardos — translated by B. Alan Wallace
This book illuminates the most profound questions about who we are and provides a map for the journey through life, death, and rebirth in great depth and simplicity. A perfect companion to the well-known Tibetan Book of the Dead.
Timeless Rapture - Inspired Verse of the Shangpa Masters — by Jamgon Kongtrul
This book offers a rare glimpse into the mysticism of the Shangpa Kagyu lineage - a tradition based mainly on the profound teaching of two women.
Magical Techniques of Tibet - Secret Practices of Himalayan Magic — by J.H. Brennan
This book stands a solid introduction to an extremely complex science of complimentary techniques - one enmeshed in Tibetan Buddhist legend. A highly valuable book for anyone seeking to begin their exploration of Tibetan magic.
Pointing Out the Great Way - The Stages of Meditation in the Mahamudra Tradition — by Daniel P. Brown
This book is a spiritual manual that describes the Tibetan Buddhist meditation known as mahamudra from the perspective of the 'gradual path'. Represents the needed alternative by integrating material from a variety of root texts and practical manuals.
The Mahamudra - Eliminating the Darkness of Ignorance — by 9th Karmapa Wangchug Dorje
One of the most famous expositions of the Mahamudra meditational system concerning the true nature of mind. Accompanying the root text is a commentary given orally by Beru Khyentze Rinpoche, based on the teachings of his guru - His Holiness the Sixteenth Karmapa.
Introduction to Tantra - The Transformation of Desire — by Lama Thubten Yeshe
According to Buddhism, every human being has the potential to achieve profound and lasting happiness. And according to the tantric teachings of Buddhism, this remarkable transformation can be realized very quickly if we utilize all aspects of our human energy - especially the energy of our desires.
The Wisdom of the Knowing Ones Gnosticism - the Key to Esoteric Christianity — by Manly P. Hall
This work covers the relationship of Gnostic mysticism to the inner teachings of Plato, the insights of Valentinus, Basilden, Bardaisan and others, magical meanings of talismanic gems, the spiritual glory of Alexandria and the Gnostic essence of the Christian message.
Illustrated with Gnostic artifacts, this is a must for all those intrigued by this popular subject.
The Secret Teachings of All Ages - An Encyclopedic Outline of Masonic, Hermetic, Qabbalistic and Rosicrucian Symbolical Philosophy — by Manly P. Hall
This is perhaps the most comprehensive and complete esoteric encyclopedia ever written. The sheer scope and ambition of this book are stunning. In this book Manly P. Hall has successfully distilled the essence of more arcane subjects than one would think possible ...
This is essential reading for anyone wishing to explore esoteric knowledge.