Fred's Modern Mystic List

By Pegasus Book Exchange

By Pegasus Book Exchange

Nothing Personal: Seeing Beyond the Illusion of a Separate Self

Nirmala Nirmala


Nirmala has one of the easiest takes on nonduality, with many clear and simple examples, and a lucid writing style. One of my favorite books, and surprisingly little known.

Ordinary Freedom

Jon Bernie


Shift Into Freedom: The Science and Practice of Open-Hearted Awareness

Loch Kelly

$18.95 $17.43

Jon Bernie and Loch Kelly both have backgrounds in psychotherapy and bodywork so are able to bridge the worlds of 'personal growth' and nonduality very nicely.

The Work of This Moment

Toni Packer


True Meditation: Discover the Freedom of Pure Awareness [With CD Audio]


$19.95 $18.35

Joan Tollifson and Toni Packer are influential teachers who have a strong Zen feeling without being attached to any form called Zen or Buddhism. Adyashanti is another teacher who comes out of Zen but who doesn't use those forms any more. Gentle, quiet, beautifully written, and accessible.

Vaster Than Sky, Greater Than Space: What You Are Before You Became


$17.99 $16.55

Mooji is a charismatic teacher with many books and videos. I like his books the best-- they are pithy and unpretentious. Lots of ah-ha! moments.

The Open Secret

Tony Parsons


These two books represent what might be called 'radical nonduality', which questions even the need for spirituality or anything other than living our lives. Unlike the teachers more rooted in tradition, they reject the idea that anything needs to be done. You may love them or hate them. I have mixed feelings, but they will certainly make you think.

The Essential Nisargadatta

Roy Melvyn


Be as You Are: The Teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi

Sri Ramana Maharshi

$17.95 $16.51

This is the deep end of the pool. Most people who read these authors have worn out copies of them, and even one page from any of them can keep you in contemplation for days. I'll be honest, I've never finished any of them, but pick them up, read a paragraph, then spend a couple of hours in a daze.