Books Recommended by the BatGap Facebook Community
Last updated June 2021 / References from posts starting in 2018.
This list is intended as an organic, growing resource assembled from the recommendations by the Batgap Facebook community members. For further details on how this first draft was collected, edited, and structured, and how you can contribute, please see the editorial notes below.
- Autobiographies / Memoirs / Accounts of Awakening
- Books that Helped Batgap FB Members to Awaken
- Creativity and Spirituality
- Death and Dying
- Fiction / Novels with Spiritual Content
- Free Spiritual eBooks
- Guidance and Exercises for Awakening
- History and Insights into Philosophy and Religion
- Indigenous Spirituality
- Lucid Dreaming
- Meditation, Contemplation, and Yoga
- Nature, Science, and Spirituality
- Near-Death Experiences (NDE)
- Nisargadatta Maharaj’s Teachings and Associated Works
- Other Books that have been Important to BatGap FB Members
- Out-of-Body Experiences (OBE)
- Psychedelics and Spirituality
- Science and Non-Duality
- Spiritual Emergency
- Spiritual Resources Focusing on Suffering and Healing
- Studies in Consciousness
This resource, a work in progress, was compiled by Inari Kiuru as a response to the Batgap Facebook page members’ need to have a list of recommended reading easily available. To understand how the first draft was collated and structured, please note the following:
Developing this resource
The idea of this resource is to be gradually updated, based on further comments and recommendations. All questions, comments, and edits regarding the content and structure of this resource are encouraged and welcomed. You can email editorial suggestions to Inari at InariKiuru@gmail.com, or submit book recommendations via the Batgap Facebook (FB) page.
If submitting material via the FB page, please note our protocol: Please don’t create a single post to recommend a book. Rather, ask a question about books on a certain topic, so that the replies will be gathered in the comments underneath. Alternatively, you can post your recommendation as a response to someone else’s question. You can tag your post or comment with #books, this will make it easier to find.
Sources of the information
The book titles and a handful of other sources were collected from posts asking for recommendations, on the Batgap FB page 2018 – May 2021. The term #books was used as a search term, with an attempt to include each title found (please let us know if you spot anything missing). A few top books from the compiler’s own library were also added.
Content and purpose of the list
The content and any incidental ‘weighting’ of the list are a direct result of the Batgap FB page members’ book recommendations. As such, this document is a work in progress and reflects the diversity and varied interests of this particular community, and is *not meant as a definitive or comprehensive guide*. The compiler has no affiliation with any related author, publisher, bookseller, or other commercial entity, institution, or organized religious/spiritual group.
It is also a separate work from the book lists already on the Batgap website (books mentioned in the interviews; free spiritual books), even though some titles may naturally double up.
The main categories have been formatted using questions on the Batgap FB page as a guide, in order to make this resource as relevant as possible for this group. For instance: ‘Which books have helped you in your personal awakening?’
The wording and the structuring of the categories is a work in progress – all suggestions and edits are welcome.
Use of terms
Words such as ‘spiritual’ and ‘awakening’ have been used as they commonly occur in the FB page discussions. Please suggest other terms if you’ve another preference, remembering that there may not be one, definitive choice preferred by all 😉
Content of the entries
The entries are minimal at the moment with only the author and the title. With time, they can hopefully be extended to include further information.
Spelling and formatting of the titles
The spelling of the titles has been checked and cross-referenced where possible but is primarily based on the versions supplied in the FB comments. The typography is very simple due to the draft nature of this first list and will be honed later.
Looking forward to growing this list with you all!
Kind regards, Inari Kiuru (Graphic designer, Melbourne, Australia).