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Aubrey Marcus is an experimentalist, unconventional fitness junkie, and human optimizer. He is the CEO of Onnit, an optimal human performance company that he has built into one of the fastest growing companies in America.
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How to Change Your Mind
What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence
by Michael Pollan (May 13, 2019)
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New York Times Book Review 10 Best Books of 2018 A New York Times Notable BookThe #1 New York Times bestseller.A brilliant and brave investigation into the medical and scientific revolution taking place around psychedelic drugs--and the spellbinding story of his own life-changing psychedelic experiencesWhen Michael Pollan set out to research how L...
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Has done a better job than any I’ve read so far on this subject at rationally, calmly, and scientifically exploring just how impactful psychedelics can be for the individual and our culture.     source
Stress Less, Accomplish More
Meditation for Extraordinary Performance
by Emily Fletcher (Feb 18, 2019)
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Foreword by Mark Hyman, MDPreface by Andrew Huberman, PhDYou know you should be meditating, so what’s stopping you? This entertaining and enlightening book by the founder of Ziva Meditation—the favorite training for high achievers—will finally take meditation mainstream.“We meditate to get good at life, not to get good at meditation.”—Emily Fletche...
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We always feel like we need to stress MORE to accomplish MORE. Well, that’s bullshit. And Stress Less, Accomplish More will tell you all the reasons why.     source
The Book of Freedom
by Paul Selig (Nov 05, 2018)
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The third work in channeler Paul Selig's acclaimed Mastery Trilogy guides readers to the knowledge of their true selves."The crown jewel of the mastery trilogy--the most important spiritual work of our time."--Aubrey Marcus, New York Times bestselling author of Own the Day, Own Your Life, founder and CEO of OnnitThe channeled literature of Paul Sel...
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An irrefutable invitation to claim yourself as who you truly are.     source
Rise of the Mystics
by Ted Dekker (Oct 01, 2018)
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Some say the great mystery of how one can live in two worlds at once died with Thomas Hunter many years ago. Still others that the gateway to that greater reality was and is only the stuff of dreams. They are all wrong.Rachelle Matthews, who grew up in the small town of Eden, Utah, discovered just how wrong when she dreamed and awoke in another wor...
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Might be the best book I’ve ever read.     source
The Four Agreements
A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book)
by Don Miguel Ruiz (Jul 09, 2018)
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In The Four Agreements, bestselling author don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, The Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love.   A New York Time...
The 49th Mystic
by Ted Dekker (May 14, 2018)
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Some say the great mystery of how one can live in two worlds at once died with Thomas Hunter many years ago. Still others that the gateway to that greater reality was and is only the stuff of dreams.They are wrong. In the small town of Eden, Utah, a blind girl named Rachelle Matthews is about to find out just how wrong.When a procedure meant to res...
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Opens a window to the true mystical and spiritual meaning behind some of the greatest teachings of all time.     source
Stealing Fire
How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs, and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work
by Steven Kotler (May 07, 2018)
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER “A mind-blowing tour along the path from sex and drugs to R&D.” -
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Incredibly well written, draws stories from antiquity to the present, and provides the absolute best overview of state shifting practices of any book I have ever encountered.     source
This book is also recommended by
Joe Rogan
The Book of Truth
The Mastery Trilogy
by Paul Selig (Jun 05, 2017)
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As recently seen on ABC's Nightline, channeler Paul Selig presents the second work in his acclaimed Mastery Trilogy. The Book of Truth casts your relationships--and what they reveal about you--in a dramatic and radical new light. The channeled literature of Paul Selig--who receives clairaudient dictation from unseen intellects called the Guides--ha...
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Has profoundly changed my life.     source
The Toltec Art of Life and Death
Living Your Life as a Work of Art
by Don Miguel Ruiz (Apr 10, 2017)
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A HarperElixir BookThe beloved teacher of spiritual wisdom and author of the phenomenal New York Times and international bestseller The Four Agreements takes readers on a mystical Toltec-inspired personal journey, introducing us to a deeper level of spiritual teaching and awareness.In 2002, Don Miguel Ruiz suffered a near fatal heart attack that le...
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The author's most powerful book.     source
Tripping over the Truth
How the Metabolic Theory of Cancer Is Overturning One of Medicine's Most Entrenched Paradigms
by Travis Christofferson (Feb 01, 2017)
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A masterful synchronization of history and cutting-edge science shines new light on humanity's darkest diagnosis.In the wake of the Cancer Genome Atlas project's failure to provide a legible roadmap to a cure for cancer, science writer Travis Christofferson illuminates a promising blend of old and new perspectives on the disease. Tripping over the ...
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One of the most important books of our time. Period.     source
The Way of the Superior Man
A Spiritual Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Women, Work, and Sexual Desire (20th Anniversary Edition)
by David Deida (Jan 31, 2017)
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The mark of a true classic is that it becomes more relevant with the passage of time Twenty years ago, David Deida wrote The Way of the Superior Man share lessons on how a man can grow spiritually while passionately tussling with the challenges of women, work, and sexual desire, Today, men of all ages continue to struggle with these universal chall...
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I was a profoundly better man for reading The Way of the Superior Man.     source
This book is also recommended by
Noah Kagan
MAGICIANS OF THE GODS
by Graham Hancock (Jan 30, 2017)
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With over 5 million copies sold worldwide of Fingerprints of the Gods, its New York Times bestselling sequel Magicians of the Gods brings new evidence supporting Hancock's thesis that a global cataclysm wiped out a great global civilization.On the heels of the very successful hardcover edition, Hancock returns with this paperback version including ...
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An important book not only for you and I, but humanity as a whole.     source
Ego Is the Enemy
by Ryan Holiday (Jun 13, 2016)
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“While the history books are filled with tales of obsessive, visionary geniuses who remade the world in their image with sheer, almost irrational force, I’ve found that history is also made by individuals who fought their egos at every turn, who eschewed the spotlight, and who put their higher goals above their desire for recognition.” – from the P...
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Filled with unforgettable stories and moments in history that will serve as guide rails to help us when we invariably fall off course.     source
This book is also recommended by
Lenard McKelveyDerek SiversGeorge Raveling
You Are the Placebo
Making Your Mind Matter
by Dr. Joe Dispenza (Sep 07, 2015)
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Is it possible to heal by thought alone—without drugs or surgery? The truth is that it happens more often than you might expect. In You Are the Placebo,Dr. Joe Dispenza shares numerous documented cases of those who reversed cancer, heart disease, depression, crippling arthritis, and even the tremors of Parkinson’s disease by believing in a placebo....
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Shows the virtually limitless potential that the placebo phenomenon has, but also how to actively use it as a primary tool to change our life for the better.     source
War of Art, The
by Steven Pressfield (Jun 15, 2015)
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One of the most influential books in my life.     source
This book is also recommended by
Daniel PinkDerek SiversSoman Chainani
The Alchemist
25th Anniversary Edition
by Paulo Coelho (Sep 08, 2014)
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Paulo Coelho's enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following around the world. This story, dazzling in its powerful simplicity and inspiring wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried in the Pyramids. What starts out as a journey to find...
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One of the first books that profoundly changed my life for the better.     source
The Obstacle Is the Way
The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph
by Ryan Holiday (Apr 30, 2014)
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“The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.” — Marcus AureliusWe are stuck, stymied, frustrated. But it needn’t be this way. There is a formula for success that’s been followed by the icons of history—from John D. Rockefeller to Amelia Earhart to Ulysses S. Grant to Steve Jobs—a formula that let them turn obst...
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I definitely recommend this book to everyone.     source
Cyrano de Bergerac
by Edmond Rostand (Jan 18, 2014)
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Burnunuz ne kocaman!..Evet... Pek kocaman!.. Hepsi bu mu?...Bu kadarı az delikanlı! Halbuki neler, neler bulunmaz söylenecek! Asıl iş edada. Mesela bak,...''Burnum böyle olsaydı, mösyö, mutlak dibinden kestirirdim!''...''Yana yatmaz mı? Senden önce davranıp kadehine batmaz mı?''...''Burun değil bir kere, coğrafyada böylesine dağ denir, dağ değil, y...
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A gift to yourself and those you will share it with.     source
Mastery
by Robert Greene (Oct 28, 2013)
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The #1 New York Timesbestselling sequel to The 48 Laws of PowerMastery synthesizes the years of research Robert Greene conducted while writing the international bestsellers The 48 Laws of Power, The 33 Strategies of War, and The Art of Seduction and demonstrates that the ultimate form of power is mastery itself. By analyzing the lives of such past ...
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The master work of a master author.     source
Create Your Own Religion
A How-To Book without Instructions
by Daniele Bolelli (Mar 31, 2013)
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Create Your Own Religion is a call to arms--an open invitation to question all the values, beliefs, and worldviews that humanity has so far held as sacred in order to find the answers we need to the very practical problems facing us.Writer, philosopher, and professor of comparative religion, Daniele Bolelli, leads the reader through three thousand ...
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Makes the great point that even those of us who think we are following a religious tradition, are creating our religion in our own little ways.     source
Turning Pro
Tap Your Inner Power and Create Your Life's Work
by Steven Pressfield (May 30, 2012)
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Turning pro is free, but it's not easy.When we turn pro, we give up a life that we may have become extremely comfortable with. We give up a self that we have come to identify with and to call our own.Turning pro is free, but it demands sacrifice.The passage from amateur to professional is often achieved via an interior odyssey whose trials are surv...
Aubrey Marcus
If I was the head superintendent of every school in the universe Turning Pro would be on the core curriculum.     source
This book is also recommended by
Derek Sivers
The Warrior Ethos
by Steven Pressfield (Mar 10, 2011)
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WARS CHANGE, WARRIORS DON'T We are all warriors. Each of us struggles every day to define and defend our sense of purpose and integrity, to justify our existence on the planet and to understand, if only within our own hearts, who we are and what we believe in. Do we fight by a code? If so, what is it? What is the Warrior Ethos? Where did it come fr...
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An insightful discussion of the great warrior cultures of the past.     source
Sex at Dawn
The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality
by Christopher Ryan (Jun 28, 2010)
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Since Darwin's day, we've been told that sexual monogamy comes naturally to our species. Mainstream science--as well as religious and cultural institutions--has maintained that men and women evolved in families in which a man's possessions and protection were exchanged for a woman's fertility and fidelity. But this narrative is collapsing. Fewer an...
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The initial domino that led me down the path of exploring open relationships, which has been a huge advancement in my own personal happiness and fulfillment.     source
This book is also recommended by
Joe Rogan
Island
by Aldous Huxley (Oct 19, 2009)
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In his final novel, which he considered his most important, Aldous Huxley transports us to the remote Pacific island of Pala, where an ideal society has flourished for 120 years.Inevitably, this island of bliss attracts the envy and enmity of the surrounding world. A conspiracy is underway to take over Pala, and events are set in motion when an age...
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The beauty of Island was seeing how a system could work en masse, and it was my first exposure to rewriting the rules of how everything could be and understanding that we can just change everything.     source
This book is also recommended by
Jordan Peterson
Zero Limits
The Secret Hawaiian System for Wealth, Health, Peace, and More
by Joe Vitale (Dec 30, 2008)
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Praise For Zero Limits "This riveting book can awaken humanity. It reveals the simple power of four phrases to transform your life. It's all based in love by an author spreading love. You should get ten copies of it----one for you and nine to give away. It's that good." ---- Debbie Ford, New York Times bestselling author of The Dark Side of the Li...
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Whoa. That's what you find yourself saying as you read this book.     source
A New Earth
Awakening to Your Life's Purpose (Oprah's Book Club, Selection 61)
by Eckhart Tolle (Jan 29, 2008)
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“A wake-up call for the entire planet . . . [A New Earth] helps us to stop creating our own suffering and obsessing over the past and what the future might be, and to put ourselves in the now.” —Oprah WinfreyWith his bestselling spiritual guide The Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle inspired millions of readers to discover the freedom and joy of a life li...
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Reads like a cool breeze on a hot day.     source
This book is also recommended by
Oprah Winfrey
The Journeys of Socrates
An Adventure
by Dan Millman (Feb 20, 2006)
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The international bestselling author is bck with a page-turning tale of the origins of the peaceful warriorIn the heart of nineteenth century Tsarist Russia an orphaned boy born of both Jewish and Cossack blood desperately seeks to find a place in a dangerous world. Sergei Ivanov’s (Socrates’) journey from a military academy to America is a spellbi...
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An emotionally rich story that follows an orphaned half-Jewish soldier in Russia during the times of the violent anti semitic pograms.     source
The 48 Laws of Power
by Robert Greene (Aug 31, 2000)
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I cannot express how immensely valuable this book is, when absorbed into an open mind.     source
The Mastery of Love
A Practical Guide to the Art of Relationship
by Don Miguel Ruiz (Mar 29, 1999)
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In The Mastery of Love, don Miguel Ruiz illuminates the fear-based beliefs and assumptions that undermine love and lead to suffering and drama in our relationships. Using insightful stories to bring his message to life, Ruiz shows us how to heal our emotional wounds, recover the freedom and joy that are our birthright, and store the spirit of playf...
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An incredible exploration of love and relationships.     source
This book is also recommended by
Dounia Tazi
Zen in the Art of Archery
by Eugen Herrigel (Jan 25, 1999)
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The path to achieving Zen (a balance between the body and the mind) is brilliantly explained by Professor Eugen Herrigel in this timeless account.This book is the result of the author’s six year quest to learn archery in the hands of Japanese Zen masters. It is an honest account of one man’s journey to complete abandonment of ‘the self’ and the Wes...
Aubrey Marcus
As an amateur archer myself, I found the archery analogy to fit me well.     source
This book is also recommended by
Joe RoganAdam RobinsonDave Elitch
The Fifth Sacred Thing
by Starhawk (May 31, 1994)
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I have bought a dozen copies and have been handing them out like I was Oprah giving away television sets.     source
Awakening Spirits
A Native American Path to Inner Peace, Healing, and Spiritual Growth (Religion and Spirituality)
by Tom Brown Jr. (Mar 31, 1994)
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For the first time, Tom Brown, Jr.--America's most acclaimed outdoorsman--shares the unique meditation exercises used by students of his personal Tracker classes. These techniques for finding inner peace and harmony with nature are based on the wisdom of his greatest teacher, a native American called Grandfather. Now all of us can learn these spiri...
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May provide the simplest outline for practical spirituality in existence.     source
The Wheel Of Time
The Shamans Of Mexico Their Thoughts About Life Death And The Universe by Castaneda, Carlos [Paperback(2001/1/1)]
Aubrey Marcus
The author's teachings and aphorisms have formed the backbone of the warrior code for myself and thousands more.     source