This journey of life often seems like a road unlit. Feeling lost or confused, we eventually reach out for help and guidance from those who've walked the path before us. What follows is a list of those souls whose words and ideas helped me find my way or affirmed what I already felt to be true. I will continually add to this list with the hope you will find someone or something here that serves as a lamp to light your way.

Enjoy the quest!

Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain

A Course in Enhancing Creativity and Artistic Confidence

Betty Edwards

Drawing on the Artist Within

An Inspirational and Practical Guide to Increasing Your Creative Powers

Betty Edwards

Drawing the Light from Within

Keys to Awaken Your Creative Power

Judith Cornell, PhD


Luminous Symbols for Healing

Judith Cornell, PhD

Art is the Highest Form of Hope

& Other Quotes by Artists


Circle of Stones

Woman's Journey to Herself

Judith Duerk

Conscious Evolution

Awakening the Power of our Social Potential

Barbara Marx Hubbard

Care of the Soul

A Guide for Cultivating Depth & Sacredness in Everyday Life

Thomas Moore

Immortal Diamond

The Search for our True Self

Richard Rohr

Inner Work

Using Dreams & Active Imagination for Personal Growth

Robert A. Johnson

DMT-The Spirit Molecule

A Doctor's Revolutionary Research Into the Biology of

Near-Death and Mystical Experience

Rick Strassman, MD

The Creative Life

True Tales of Inspiration - Finding Your True North

Julia Cameron

Personal Mythology

The Psychology of Your Evolving Self

Using Ritual, Dreams, and Imagination

to Discover Your Inner Story

David Feinstein, PhD and Stanley Krippner, PhD

Foreword by June Singer, PhD

The Shaman's Doorway

Opening Imagination to Power and Myth

Stephen Larson

Foreword by Joan Halifax

Owning Your Own Shadow

Understanding the Dark Side of the Psyche

Robert A. Johnson

The Visionary Human

Mystical Consciousness & Paranormal Perspectives

Nevill Drury

Four Archetypes

C.G. Jung

Foreward by Sonu Shamdasani


An Introduction to the Symbolism and the Psychology

Marie-Louise von Franz

The Book of Symbols

Reflections on Archetypal Images

The Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism


Symbols of Transformation

Vol. 5 of the Collected Works of C.G. Jung

Bollingen Series XX

Women Who Run With the Wolves

Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype

Clarissa Pinkola Estes, PhD

The Creative Fire

Myths and Stories on the Cycles of Creativity

by Clarissa Pinkola Estes, PhD

3 CD set published by Sounds True

Red, Hot and Holy

A Heretic's Love Story ~ An Autobiography

Sera Beaks

Life, Paint and Passion

Reclaiming the Magic of Spontaneous Expression

Michelle Cassou and Stewart Cubley

Foreward by Natalie Goldberg

Into the Magic Shop

A Neurosurgeon's Quest to Discover the Mysteries

of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart

James R. Doty, MD

The Soul of an Octopus

A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness

Sy Montgomery

Reviving Ophelia

Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls

Mary Pipher, PhD

A Blue Fire

Selected Writings by James Hillman

author of The Soul's Code

Eye to Eye

The Quest for the New Paradigm

and A Mandalic Map of Consciousness

Ken Wilber

Deathbed Visions

How the Dead Talk to the Dying

Sir William Barrett

When Things Fall Apart

Heart Advice for Difficult Times

Pema Chodron

The Heart of the Mind

How to Experience God Without Belief

Jane Katra, PhD & Russell Targ

Foreward by Marianne Williamson

Nonviolent Communication

A Language of Life

Marshall B. Rosenberg, PhD



​​How to Change Your Mind

What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us

About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression

and Transcendence

Michael Pollan

What Do We Know

Poems & Prose Poems

Mary Oliver

The Red Book-Liber Novus

A Reader's Edition


edited and with an introduction by

Sonu Shamdasani

The Reading Room