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Book list:

Voudou Nation: Haitian Art Music and Cultural Nationalism – Michael Largey

The Ritual Process – Victor W. Turner

The Songlines – Bruce Chatwin

Deep Blues: A Musical and Cultural History of the Mississipi Delta – Robert Palmer

The Mysticism of Sound and Music: The Sufi Teaching of Hazrat Inayat Khan

Shamans: Siberian Spirituality and the Western Imagination – Ronald Hutton

Walking on the Wind: Cherokee Teachings for Harmony and Balance – Michael Tlanusta Garrett

Mutual Aid – Dean Spade

The Quest for the Shaman
 – Thames & Hudson

The Immortality Key: The Secret History of the Religion with No Name 
– Brian C. Muraresku and Graham Hancock

Journey Into Dreamtime by Munya Andrews

The Early Greek Concept of the Soul by Jan Bremmer

The Soul of the World by Roger Scruton

The Return of the Prodigal Son by Henri J. M. Nouwen

The Worldly Philosophers: The Lives. Times and Ideas of  the Great Economic Thinkers – Robert L. Heilbroner

How Forests Think: Toward an Anthropology Beyond the Human by Eduardo KohnThe Way of the Shaman by Michael Harner

Cave and Cosmos: Shamanic Encounters with Another Reality by Michael Harner

The Art of Losing Control by Jules Evans

Breaking Open: Finding a Way Through Spiritual Emergency by Jules Evans

The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature by William James

Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon by David McGowan

Mind and Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature is Almost Certainly False by Thomas Nagel

The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World by Lewis Hyde

Music in Primitive Culture by Author Bruno Nettl

Radical Technologies: the design of everyday life by Adam Greenfield

Entangled Minds: Extrasensory Experiences in a Quantum Reality by Dean Radin Ph.D

The Conscious Universe: The Scientific Truth of Psychic Phenomena by Dean Radin PhD (Paperback)

Prehistoric Belief: Shamans, Trance and the Afterlife by Mike Williams

A History of Western Music by J. Peter Burkholder, Donald Jay Grout

The Myth of the Eternal Return: Cosmos and History by Mircea Eliade, Jonathan Z. Smith

The Rise of Music in the Ancient World, East and West by Curt Sachs

The Spiritual Significance of Music by Justin St. Vincent (2009-12-01) by Justin St. Vincent

Why We Need Religion by Stephen T. Asma

The Orphic Hymns by Professor Apostolos N Athanassakis, Benjamin M Wolkow

Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief by Jordan B. Peterson

The Noetic Universe. by Dean Radin by Dean I. Radin 

Life After Life: The Bestselling Original Investigation That Revealed “Near-Death Experiences” by Raymond Moody

The Science Delusion: Feeling the Spirit of Enquiry. Rupert Sheldrake by Rupert Sheldrake

The Architecture of Matter by Stephen Toulmin, June Goodfield

When the Sun Danced: Myth, Miracles, and Modernity in Early Twentieth Century Jeffrey S. Bennett

Microcosm and Medium by Joseph P Farrell

The Lessons of History by Will Durant, Ariel Durant 

Perfecting Sound Forever: An Aural History of Recorded Music by Greg Milner

Little Science, Big Science and Beyond by Derek J.De Solla Price

The Language of Creation: Cosmic Symbolism in Genesis: A Commentary by Matthieu Pageau

Evidence of the Afterlife: The Science of Near-Death Experiences by Jeffrey Long, Paul Perry

In the Shadow of Man by Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall: 50 Years at Gombe by Jane Goodall

Perpetua’s Passion: The Death and Memory of a Young Roman Woman by Joyce E. Salisbury

Gods of the Ancient Northmen by Dumezil

A History of the Vikings by Gwyn Jones

Orpheus: The Song of Life by Ann Wroe

In Search of the Indo-Europeans : Language, Archeology and Myth by J. P. Mallory

The Beginnings of Western Science: The European Scientific Tradition in Philosophical, Religious, and Institutional Context, Prehistory to A.D. 1450, Second Edition by David C. Lindberg

The Myth of Disenchantment: Magic, Modernity, and the Birth of the Human Sciences by Jason A. Josephson-Storm

Implicit Religion: An Introduction by Edward I. Bailey (1999-01-21)  by Edward I. Bailey

The Man Who Could Fly – Michael Grosso

Secular Faith Controversy (Issues in Contemporary Religion) by Edward I. Bailey (2001-07-15) by Edward I. Bailey

Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Who Killed the Jingle?: How a Unique American Art Form Disappeared by Steve Karmen

Science Set Free: 10 Paths to New Discovery by Rupert Sheldrake

History of Greek Culture by Jacob Burckhardt

Modern Man in Search of a Soul by C.G. Jung

The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible by Charles Eisenstein

Sacred Economics: Money, Gift, and Society in the Age of Transition by Charles Eisenstein

Ascent of Humanity by Charles Eisenstein

The Origins of the World’s Mythologies by E.J. Michael Witzel

African Religion: From Quantum Cosmology to the Symbolism of God by Mbog Bassong

Crossroads and Cosmologies: Diasporas and Ethnogenesis in the New World by Christopher C. Fennell

The Complete Story of Civilization: Our Oriental Heritage, Life of Greece, Caesar and Christ, Age of Faith, Renaissance,

Age of Reason Begins, Age of Louis … Revolution, Age of Napoleon, Reformation by Will and Ariel Durant

Paradise Lost (illustrated) – MiltonThe Doré Bible Illustrations – Gustave Doré

The Doré Illustrations for Divine Comedy – Gustave Doré

Doré’s Illustrations for “Paradise Lost” – Gustave Doré