Below are some recommended books to help you along the path.

Buddhism and Meditation

Wherever You Go, There You Are

Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life
Jon Kabat-Zinn

The Experience of Insight

A Simple & Direct Guide to Buddhist Meditation
Joseph Goldstein

The Mind Illuminated

A Complete Meditation Guide Integrating Buddhist Wisdom and Brain Science for Greater Mindfulness
John Yates and Matthew Immergut

A Path With Heart

A Guide Through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life
Jack Kornfield

Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism

Chogyam Trungpa

Food for the Heart

The Collected Teachings of Ajahn Chah
Ajahn Chah

10% Happier

How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works - A True Story
Dan Harris

Waking Up

A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion
Sam Harris

General Spirituality and Insight

The Book

On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are
Alan W. Watts

The Wisdom of Insecurity

A Message for an Age of Anxiety
Alan W. Watts

Be Here Now

Ram Dass


Marcus Aurelius

Man's Search for Meaning

Viktor Frankl


Henry David Thoreau

Psychedelic Education

The Psychedelic Explorer's Guide

Safe, Therapeutic, and Sacred Journeys
James Fadiman, Ph.D

How to Change Your Mind

What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence
Michael Pollan

The Doors of Perception

Aldous Huxley

Breaking Open the Head

A Psychedelic Journey into the Heart of Contemporary Shamanism
Daniel Pinchbeck