Books for Further Reading

• Hinduism:
‘Autobiography of a Yogi,’ P. Yogananda

• Buddhism:
‘ Being Peace,’ Thich Naht Hanh

• Taosim: ‘The Tao of Pooh,’ Ben Hoff

• Islam: ‘The Fragrance of Faith,’ Jamal Rachman

• Judaism: ‘Hassidic Tales,’ Martin Buber

• Native American: ‘Black Elk Speaks,’ Black Elk

• African: ‘The Healing Drum,’ Yaya Diallo

• Protestant Christian: ‘Testament of Devotion,’ Thomas R. Kelly

• Catholic Christian: ‘Saint Therese of Lisieux, The Little Flower’

* Orthodox Christian: 'In the Heart of the Desert: Spirituality of the Desert Fathers and Mothers,' John Chryssavgis

* General text: 'Religions of the World,' Huston Smith

* Novel: 'Siddhartha,' Herman Hesse (Based on Buddha's life)

* Novella: 'The Great Divorce,' C.S. Lewis (Christian afterlife)

* Poems: 'Essential Rumi,' Coleman Barks, ed. (Sufi poet)

* Women Mystics: 'Women In Praise of the Sacred,' Jane Hirshfield, ed. (43 centuries of women's soul poems)

* Peace Making: 'You Are, Therefor I Am,' Santash Kumar

Books Dealing With Post Traumatic Stress

* 'Achilles In Viet Nam,' Dr. Christopher Shey (Psychiatrist compares how ancient and modern warriors dealt with stress)

* 'At Hell's Gate: A Soldier's Journey,' Claude Thomas (Viet vet's healing through Buddhist practice of compassion)

* 'Anger,' Thich Nhat Hanh (Modern Buddhist meditation master's practical teaching)