The Ascend Reading List
Twice I've been told "a good book is better than a poor teacher". I've found this to be invaluable advice.
And I admire these authors as teachers that have extended their knowledge across time and space.
What I'm Reading Right Now
Virus of the Mind: The New Science of Memes
By: Richard Brodie
I first explored this book when I was seventeen and I am now rereading it because of its relevancy.
Basically, this looks at "memes" in their true definition. Carriers of ideas.
This book walks us through cultural behaviours, mass tendencies and "why" we are the way we are. How we think. Why some ideas travel, why some fall flat.
I am grateful for all purchases made through the provided links. However, if you have the ability to order these publications through a small bookstore, I so encourage you to do this.
The Moon and the Virgin: Reflections on the Archetypal Feminine
By: Nor Hal
We all know the archetypal narratives of the masculine. The old stories and myths. The God's, the heroes. But what about the Goddesses?
What about the narratives of the feminine?
This book looks at the experience of being woman in relationship to mothers and fathers, in relationship to love and in relationship to intuition and the moon.
Meditations from the Mat: Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga
By: Rolf Gates
Do you want some support in deepening your yoga practice?
This book reads like a journal. Day 1, 2, 3 and so on. Each entry is about three or four paragraphs and it is the simple musings of a yogi appreciating the simple application of yoga in every day life.
This book is as encouraging as it is educational. You will walk away with a deeper understanding of yourself and of the philosophies of yoga.