Favorite Books and Authors

Reading and the study of all types of knowledge are fundamental to human understanding. Here, I have put together a list of my favorite books, which offers a multidisciplinary insight into a few of my interests. Of course, I highly recommend these books to anyone who wishes to advance their knowledge, and broaden their perspectives on the nature of things.

Nonfiction Selections

 

A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking

Propaganda: The Formation of Men’s Attitudes by Jacques Ellul

The Radical Center: The Future of American Politics by Ted Halstead and Michael Lind

The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark by Carl Sagan

Science Frontiers: Some Anomalies and Curiosities of Nature by William R. Corliss

On Writing: 10th Anniversary Edition: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King

Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes by Maria Konnikova

Confrontations: A Scientist’s Search for Alien Contact by Jacques Vallee 

Revelations: Alien Contact and Human Deception by Jacques Vallee

A Dream Interpreted within a Dream: Oneiropoiesis and the Prism of Imagination by Elliot R. Wolfson

Breaking Open the Head: A Psychedelic Journey into the Heart of Contemporary Shamanism by Daniel Pinchbeck

Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72 by Hunter S. Thompson

Cancel Your Own Goddam Subscription: Notes and Asides from National Review by William F. Buckley Jr.

Food of the Gods: The Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge A Radical History of Plants, Drugs, and Human Evolution by Terrence McKenna

Mysticism: A Study in the Nature and Development of Man’s Spiritual Consciousness by Edith Underhill

DMT: The Spirit Molecule: A Doctor’s Revolutionary Research into the Biology of Near-Death and Mystical Experiences by Rick Strassman, M.D.

The Essential Jung: Selected and introduced by Anthony Storr by C. G. Jung and Anthony Storr

The Book Of Damned by Charles H. Fort

Fiction Selections

 

The Complete Sherlock Holmes (2 Volumes) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Hobbit; or, There and Back Again by J. R. R. Tolkien

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream by Hunter S. Thompson

The Descent by Jeff Long 

The Best of H. P. Lovecraft: Bloodcurdling Tales of Horror and the Macabre by H. P. Lovecraft

Edgar Allan Poe: Complete Tales and Poems by Edgar Allan Poe

2001: a Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke 

The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein

The Once and Future King by T. H. White

Dracula by Bram Stoker

Thanks in part to the conveniences afforded us by technology, each of these titles can be obtained, easily and inexpensively, through purchase online. I have made finding them easy, by including links to each title where they are priced very reasonably on Amazon.com, via their Associates link program. I am certain that you will enjoy these, and attain knowledge and enjoyment from them, just as I have done over the years.