This blog post is not a self-help post. When I say change your life books, I guess I mean change your perception books. And if you ask me, those sorts of books can be more transforming then some theory about how you’re doing it wrong, (Life that is). I believe reading is a fundamental skill that needs to be used daily. It is an immersive way to figure out new and enlightening things. Meaning, you have to actually think about the content, rather than watching something and cutting out an important part of the learning process. I’m not going to give too much of a description of these reads because, one, you can just look them up on Amazon, and two, I hope you read them and form your own opinion.
These are books that have changed my thought process, and my perception of the world. Or I guess you could say my reality.
#1 Robert Anton Wilson, Cosmic Trigger 1: Final Secret of the Illuminati A journey into an agnostics mind. When do too many coincidences make you a believer?
#2 Graham Hancock, Fingerprints of the GodsCivilization is much older than we think it is. Graham Hancock offers up some new evidence that will change your perception of humanities origins.
#3 Aldous Huxley, Brave New World Aldous Huxley told the future. The World he constructed in his most famous work, mirrors today in a lot of ways.
#4 Neal Stephenson, Seveneves The Earth is about to become uninhabitable. Humans find a refuge in space. What will humanity even look like in 5000 years?
#5 Peter Clines, The FoldTeleportation is impossible for a reason. But what some people say is impossible, is another’s possibility. A whole set of horrific possibilities.
#6 Stefan Bolz, The TravelerThe love of a father and daughter transcend all time and space.
#7 Ray Bradbury, Zen and the Art of writing there ever was a writer who could change your perception of the world, it would be Ray Bradbury. Part writing manual, and part autobiographical.
#8 Paulo Coelho, The AlchemistSee the signs, and read the many messages along life’s path. A mystical masterpiece.
#9 Jeremy Narby, The Cosmic Serpent: DNA and the Origins of KnowledgeA true tale of a rational man who finds that there is still a lot of mystery in the world. You just have to know what to ingest.
#10 Stephen Hawking, A Brief History of TimeTime stops for no man. Because it doesn’t exist in the first place.