I ♥ Reading: Aimee’s Current Book List

I’m pretty good about not shopping — well, I’m good at not spending my money on frivolous or unnecessary things. But, there is one expense that is hard for me to curb — & that is my book habit. Today I am going to list the books that I am currently reading. When I say currently reading, I may mean; reading a page a day, or the whole book this week, or, planning on reading it — but I haven’t gotten around to it. These books are patiently waiting for me. They are stacked next to my bed on a little wooden stool. It’s a stool that someone custom made for me & it is one of my prized possessions. I adore that lil’ black stool. I use it to sit on, to rest my laptop on, & my current use for it is: to stack my books on.

The list of books that I am currently reading…

Tao Te Ching
by Stephen Mitchell (translator)
I’ve had this book for years & years. I just like to keep reading it.

Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma: The Innate Capacity to Transform Overwhelming Experiences
by Peter A. Levine
I’m only about 2 chapters in. So far, I love it! I’m very excited to finish the book.

Assata: An Autobiography
by Assata Shakur
Hmmm… well. I’m half-way through the book, but it’s hard to finish. She talks so much about the past & how bad racism is, it’s difficult for me to want to read it because it leaves me feeling a bit drained & negative. No doubt she is telling the truth, & it’s still the same for her (& others) today in 2012! Check out the latest news on Assata Shakur, (click this link & notice that original article has now been removed from The Trentonian’s website). My heart hurts about the whole Assata situation & for the ugliness of racism in general.

The Book of Secrets: 112 Meditations to Discover the Mystery Within
by Osho
This book is 1,328 pages. So I’ll be reading it for a while. Osho is amazing.

The Cure for All Diseases: With Many Case Histories
by Hulda Regehr Clark
This is a pretty good all-around book. I bought it because it gives recipes to make your own natural housecleaning supplies, as well as anything you can think of for the body (e.g., shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, deodorant, etc.).

Seeing Is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees: Expanded Edition, Over Thirty Years of Conversations with Robert Irwin
by Lawrence Weschler
This is an art book that I’ve been a bit slow to read. I adore the title, it’s one of the truest things I’ve ever read. Seeing truly is forgetting.

The Detox Miracle Sourcebook: Raw Food and Herbs for Complete Cellular Regeneration
by Robert S. Morse N.D.
I am currently addicted to Dr. Morse’s Youtube channel. I like to watch it as I eat lunch. It’s fun & educational!

A Course in Miracles: Combined Volume
by Dr. Helen Schucman
This book is brilliant & is not an easy read. You have to really think big picture as you read it. I get a little put-off by its heavy use of words like: God & He. But I usually substitute those words with Grace & She. :) I know it’s all big picture & in the bigger picture, words & labels have no meaning. I just find it to be a nicer read, & a more powerful read, with my substitutes.

Magick: Liber ABA (Book 4)
by Aleister Crowley
I’m particularly interested in the following sections: Part 1 – Mysticism (chapters such as Asana, Pranayama, Samadhi, etc.) & Part 3 – Magick in Theory and Practice (the chapter Of “Clairvoyance” and of the Body of Light, it’s powers and development), & more.

Science of Being and Art of Living: Transcendental Meditation
by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
This book is such an important work, & more importantly, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi has the same birthday as me! :)

Is Menstruation Really Necessary?
by Kytka Hilmar-Jezek, Ph. D.
This is not a book, it’s just a print out that my friend gave me about menstruation. I haven’t read it yet, but I know that with a lifestyle change, PMS can disappear & monthly menstruation can virtually disappear as well, if one is very healthy. So I am assuming the article might discuss some of those points.

The Inner Game of Tennis: The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance
by W. Timothy Gallwey
I wanted to read this book because I always think of sports when I explain how “being” works. A close friend of mind recommended this book to me after we had a discussion about meditation. Here is a short video on the book if you would like to check it out: just click this link.

That is all I have for you today. Happy Sunday & happy reading!

[Special thanks to Gritten for the photo of my book stack. Thanks, I owe you! ♥]

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5 responses to “I ♥ Reading: Aimee’s Current Book List

  1. Haha nice, this is exactly like me; I have a stack of books that I’m currently reading on my bedside table, and I also have a big overflowing bookshelf next to that table… so many books! I also have Osho’s book of secrets, in hardback form, but haven’t even come close to reading it – it’s just so dense! I have, however read a few of the meditations in it, and considering it is so jam packed with them, I think it is more a book that you should reference and use, rather than read start to finish, otherwise you risk flooding your head with information and not doing anything with it!

    Seeing as I’ve seen your list, I’ll have to tell you mine:

    1. Memories, Dreams, Reflections (C.G Jung)
    2. Psychology and the East (C.G Jung)
    3. Be As You Are: The Teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi (edited by David Godman)
    4. I Am That: Talks With Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
    5. Grist For the Mill (Ram Dass)

  2. Ha ha ha… you still have those printed notes? Thanks for sharing, Amazing Aimee!
    I had a friend who recently asked me about menstruation loss and I sent to her those notes. She then “led” me on a debate about it, so as to finally keep the idea she wanted to keep: that bleeding was necessary and normal… I was disheartened!

    • Everyone has their story. :) They write it themselves. The truth is illusive & not based on the physical. That is the beauty of life. — I guess. ;D) I say “I guess” (jokingly), because sometimes that makes it so challenging!

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