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general religion and spirituality

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western sciences

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indigenous culture and shamanic practice

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Brown, Joseph Epes (Editor). The Sacred Pipe - Black Elk's Account of the Seven Rites of the Oglala Sioux, Univ. of Oklahoma Press, 1989.

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Müller-Ebeling, Claudia. Rätsch, Christian. Shahi, S.B. Schamanismus und Tantra in Nepal, AT Verlag, Aarau, 2000.

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Villoldo, Alberto. Dance of the Four Winds, Secrets of the Inca Medicine Wheel. Destiny Books, Rochester, 1995.

buddhist and tibetan mysticism

Karl Brunnhölzl, The Heart Attack Sutra - A New Commentary on the Heart Sutra. Snow Lion Publications, New York, 2012

Chögyal Namkhai Norbu, Spiegel des Bewußtseins - Essenz des tibetischen Buddhismus. Diederichs, Kreuzlingen/München, 1999

Dmitry Ermakov, Bo and Bön, Vajra Publishing, Kathmandu, 2008

Dowman, Keith. The Divine Madman, The Sublime Life and Songs of Drukpa Kunley. Inner Traditions International, 1988

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Lama Anagarika Govinda, Grundlagen tibetischer Mystik, Fischer, Frankfurt a.M., 1975

Lama Anagarika Govinda, The Way of the White Clouds - A Buddhist Pilgrim in Tibet, Shambala Publications, Boston, 1988

Mar-pa Chos-kyi bLo-gros. The Life of the Mahasiddha Tilopa. Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, Dharamsala, 1995

Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche. Healing with Form, Energy and Light - The Five Elements in Tibetan Shamanism, Tantra and Dzogchen. Snow Lion Publications. Ithaca NY. 2002

The Life of Milarepa: Translated by Lobsang P. Lhalungpa. Book Faith India, Delhi, 1997

The Life and Teaching of Naropa: Translated by Herbert V. Guenther. Shambhala South Asia Editions, Boston, 1999

Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche. As It Is - Vol I. Rangjung Yeshe Publications. Hongkong. 1999

Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche. As It Is - Vol II. Rangjung Yeshe Publications. Hongkong. 2000

chinese and japanese mysticism

Blofield, James. Taoism - The Quest for Immortality. Unwin Paperbacks. London Boston Sydney Wellington, 1978.

Robinet, Isabelle. Geschichte des Taoismus, Diederichs, München, 1995

Wu, John C. h.. Golden Age Of Zen: Zen Masters of the T'ang Dynasty, World Wisdom, 2003

vedic tradition

Eknath Easwaran (Transl.), The Upanishads, Nilgiri Press, Tomales, 2007

Krishna: The Beautiful Legend of God, Srimad Bhagavata Purana, Book X, Penguin Books, London, 2003

Maharshi, Sri Ramana. Be As You Are, Penguin India, New Delhi, 1982

Zimmer, Heinrich. Abenteuer und Fahrten der Seele. Diederichs, München, 1997

Zimmer, Heinrich. Indische Mythen und Symbole - Vishnu, Shiva und das Rad der Wiedergeburten. Diederichs, München, 2000

Swami Tapasyananda. Sri Ramakrishna - LIFE AND TEACHINGS. Sri Ramakrishna Math, Mylapore

Shuddhaanandaa Brahmachari. The Incredible Life of a Himalayan Yogi: The Times, Teachings and Life of Living Shiva: Baba Lokenath Brahmachari. Lokenath Divine Life Mission, Kolkata, India.

Svoboda, Robert E. Aghora I, II and III. Rupa Publications, New Delhi, India.


helpful ressources on the internet and in the real world

holybooks.com - Holy books, sacred texts and spiritual PDF e-books for free
Himalayan Art - including a great overview about religious traditions in the Himalayan region
Wisdom Library - a collection of texts on Buddhism, Hinduism, Ancient History and more. A Sanskrit glossary.
Internet Archive - Digital Library - a huge collection of digital books
Our World in Data. Research and data to make progress against the world’s largest problems
eHRAF World Cultures - ethnographic collections covering all aspects of cultural and social life
Bө and Bön - Ancient Shamanic Traditions of Siberia and Tibet and the Teachings of a Central Asian Buddha
Ishwar.com - Ancient Texts from various Traditions - One Truth - Light - Love