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Questioning reality? Intuition coming online? Reconsidering your life purpose or rethinking your way of life?
Sounds like a spiritual awakening.
Once you go through the experience of awakening to your truth, to universal truths & to the truth of our reality- your life will begin to change.
And likely, if you go through one spiritual awakening, you’ll go through several throughout your life as your awareness expands through each new season.
This list of spiritual awakening books is a compilation of my go-to reads for anytime I’m experiencing an uplevel, an expansion, or maybe even a dark night of the soul. (Read more on that here: Ultimate Guide to Spiritual Awakening: Stages, Symptoms, and Tips)
Many of these books sparked new levels of spiritual awakening within me… some even redirected my life path onto one of more purposeful alignment.
Books were one of the only resources I had when I begun thirsting for deeper spiritual knowledge. So many remembrances and aha’s were inspired by the books shared below.
As you read over this list, pay attention to the ones that spark your interest or pique your curiosity. There’s likely to be something life-changing in there for you!
13 Life Changing Books on Spiritual Awakening
The Ruiz family has shared so many incredible teachings with the world in their life changing books. They offer up wisdom drawn from their roots in Toltec culture. If you’re beginning your journey of spiritual awakening and looking for ways to find peace and coexist with the world- The Four Agreements is a beautiful place to start. If everyone in the world read this book- we’d be living in a very different place! This book shares 4 simple but powerful principles to live by- sure to support your spiritual awakening.
Get it Here: The Four Agreements
If you’re looking to understand who you are as a soul- this book is for you. The Untethered Soul delivers one distinct, powerful message to anyone going through a spiritual awakening…. That is- you are not your thoughts, your body, your experience, or your environment. Rather, you are the essence that lies behind each of those. This book offers a great philosophical explanation of the soul and is a must read for anyone seeking to understand(innerstand) or shift their perspective.
Get it here: The untethered soul
Human design quite literally changed my life. It provided me with so much deeper understanding of who I am, what I’m here to do, my strengths & challenges, and so much more. For anyone going through a spiritual awakening and seeking to better understand themselves, I encourage you to look into your human design. You can find your chart for free here on Jovian Archive, then I highly recommend Chetan Parkyn’s Human Design book. You can look up all the aspects of your chart in here and study it to expand your self-awareness. (Karen Curry Parker also has a great book on Human Design).
get it here: Human design
Another amazing work of art from the Ruiz family, The Mastery of Self was one of the books I was led to when I first started diving deeper into my spiritual awakening and personal awareness process. This book is the ultimate guide to personal freedom, which many might say is the goal of spiritual awakening and spiritual awareness. It beautifully paints a picture of how we all live in our own personal dream, and together we form the dream of the planet. It’s beautifully written and easy to digest, yet delivers profound wisdom. This book gives you the tools & perspectives you need to break free from self-created suffering.
get it here: the mastery of self
This book on spiritual awakening is “a guide to unleashing the wise, wild woman within.” I often use this book as an oracle. I flip open a page and allow the message I need to hear pour through. (It’s written in a format that compliments this oracle style reading perfectly). Most of the transmissions shared in this book span over 1-3 pages, making it really easy to implement and focus on the wisdom and encouragement it offers.
Rebecca Campbell speaks to the priestesses, the healers, the medicine women, the visionaries. Her guidance awakens the bigger mission in you. For any women who feel the call to fulfill their purpose, step into their truth and contribute their magic to the collective- you’ll love this book!
get it here: Rise sister rise
For my deep, spiritual seekers… The Kybalion is a must-have. It’s one of my “handbooks” as a spiritual seeker & teacher. It’s based off the teachings of the legendary sage Hermes Trismegistus, said to be the father of astrology, alchemy and other magic. This text is full of esoteric knowledge and is organized in a way the reads off as a list of principles to follow for practical self & spiritual development. For the depth of wisdom that it packs- its very digestible and easy to read.
get it here: the kybalion
If you’re called by the wild woman archetype, this book is a must. Full of stories, myths and legends that empower the female soul. This book is truly a gift full of profound wisdom and guidance. For those who long to return to their divine, untamed power… you have to read this. Similar to what I shared on Rise Sister Rise, I also read this book like an oracle sometimes. I’m often led to a page or a paragraph that delivers the perfect message of remembrance that I need to hear in the moment. For every wisdom keeper, depth seeker, knower, seer & way-shower- this one is for us!
get it here: women who run with the wolves
I’ll start by saying I love how Peta Kelly expresses herself. She really lets her heart-centered intellect shine on the world and her intentions can be felt through each word. In Earth is Hiring, she shares her wisdom on “the new way to live, lead, earn and give.” If you’re amidst a spiritual awakening and reconsidering why you’re here, what you want to do here, and who you want to be- this book is a great place to start. It’s like a foundational text or mindset muse for the new paradigm.
get it here: earth is hiring
If you’re starting out on your spiritual journey or your path of healing, the work of Louise Hay is a must. She’s quite the legend in the spiritual & self-help community and for good reason. She healed herself of many ailments then went on to teach others how to do the same, to put it lightly. Her publishing house, Hay House Inc, is one of my go-tos for spiritual texts, oracle decks, and courses. I recommend getting familiar with her story and her work, it often serves as a catalyst for people to take their power back and realize how much they can heal for themselves.
She shared “If we are willing to do the mental work, almost anything can be healed.”
get it here: you can heal your life
Eckhart Tolle is another spiritual teacher & author to acquaint yourself with if you’re going through a spiritual awakening. His teachings have been foundational in my life. In The Power of Now, he shares about the mind and how it’s really our main enemy on the path of enlightenment. He’ll awaken you to the idea that we create our own pain, and can overcome that through our awareness of the present moment. (Another great book of his is A New Earth: Awakening to Your Lifes Purpose)
get it here: the power of now
Dr. Joe and his work are something I lean on frequently as I walk my path of spiritual enlightenment. I just love how he bridges the gap between science and spirituality, it really helps ease some of the ego-driven thoughts that try to persuade us away from our truth. In this book he gives you the knowledge and tools to help change or heal parts of yourself that are no longer serving you. He uses quantum physics, neuroscience, brain chemistry, biology and genetics to unravel the limitless potential of what we are. This book along with Becoming Supernatural are a must have for anyone needing some “proof” for all this “spiritual stuff.”
get it here: breaking the habit of being yourself
This incredible book will really stir you if you’re into signs, synchronicities, and messages from the universe. Written by Laura Lynne Jackson, a psychic medium, who shares how to recognize and interpret the messages that surround you. This is a must read for any intuitive wanting to grow their skills and expand their ability to interpret the messages of the universe. I often recommend this book for spiritual awakening because during this process we tend to become more aware of signs & synchronicities- this book will only support you in that!
get it here: signs
When I was in high school, one of my best friends dad let me borrow this book. I saw it on their bookshelf and was instantly drawn to it. I read the whole thing in a day or two and it sparked so many awakenings in myself while simultaneously expanding my awareness of spiritual laws of the universe. If you’re just starting out on your spiritual awakening journey, or looking for a gift to give someone who is- this book is a great choice.