Most books are either written to pass on information and bring out comprehension or to entertain while inspiring emotions and wonder. And they quite often do just that. But some written works, if correct, infer incredibly fascinating and intriguing mysteries. These mysteries can relate with the metaphysical beginnings of the works and also the paradigm-shifting conclusions that can be drawn from them. In any case, they are sure to leave you pondering.
1. The Ra Material
Initially distributed in 1984, this otherworldly book from L/L Research has made a noteworthy contribution to the New Age movement. As per the authors, the content was not made by them but rather by a “sixth-density being” called Ra, a similar Ra that shows up in ancient Egyptian theology. This data has gone to the authors through a strategy called channeling. This includes the “channel” (the individual doing the directing) going into a trance state, after which their body is assumed to control by another substance that uses their speech or hands for communication.
This contact was found by the group amid years of group meditation, and they chose to record the sessions. Other than the significant wisdom and profound philosophy that Ra shares with us, the way that this association and such an intelligent being may exist at all infers levels of existence of which we are not even remotely mindful.
2. The Urantia Book
The Urantia Book (Urantia–the name of our planet) was additionally supposedly diverted however this time using a typewriter rather than speech. The receiving group was driven by Dr. William Sadler, a very esteemed psychiatrist. He taught at the postgraduate School of Medicine at Chicago University. The group explicitly expressed that they and the sources would prefer not to compare any person with the creation of the book. The content, instead of the author, is most important, and that is precisely what the book ought to be judged on.
The topic of the book covers roughly everything—from God and the super universe to earthly history, evolution, religion, and the meaning of spirituality. There is even a record of the life and lessons of Jesus. This is supposedly the most accurate record ever because this information came specifically from metaphysical observers, instead of the Bible which was passed on and modified through eras. Could this be the Bible’s successor?
3. The Psychopath Test
Composed by Jon Ronson in 2011, this fun to read diary takes after the author’s journey into the universe of psychopathy. What he finds is aggravating and thought-provoking. As per Dictionary.com, a psychopath is “a man with a psychopathic identity, which shows as amoral and misanthropic behavior, lack of ability to love or build up meaningful personal relationships, and outrageous egocentricity.”
Typically, we think about these people as being anything but difficult to spot, and most of them are surely detained or being treated. But such is not the case, Ronson finds. Most maniacs are out in the town, using their shallow appeal and manipulative capacities to deceive us into trusting they are normal, often to the point of faking feelings which they don’t feel.
But it deteriorates when Ronson discovers that many individuals at the highest point of the socioeconomic hierarchy could be sociopaths, as it is precisely their traits that help them get to the top. As indicated by his discoveries, and also the opinions of many psychiatrists, much of the world’s antagonism could be created by these couple of psychopaths at the top while the rest of us suffer the consequences.
4. Fingerprints Of The Gods
Written by the British author and columnist Graham Hancock, this complete work challenges the established historical narrative. Hancock goes the world over unwinding secrets left by the ancients, as architectural likenesses shared by ancient societies that had no contact and unexplained knowledge of the stars. His search begins with a sixteenth-century map by Piri Reis that portrays the shape of the land at the South Post, which he couldn’t have thought about because it was covered by 1 kilometer (0.6 mi) of ice.
This continent had not been free of ice since the last ice age 9,000 years ago. This piece of information, among others, drives Hancock to conclude that ancient human civilizations got learning from an earlier, advanced civilization that could perform troublesome tasks like global mapping. This development was annihilated by meteors that ended the ice age, likewise bringing on flooding in many parts of the globe. Perhaps we have been review history in a much too limited perspective.
5. DMT: The Spirit Molecule
What is the connection between spiritual encounters and the mind? Can they be incited by psychedelic chemicals? These are queries that Rick Strassman, MD, tries to reply in DMT: The Soul Molecule. Strassman contends that there must be a biological part of the procedure that encourages mystical experience. He suggests that an endogenous hallucinogenic, which means a psychoactive substance, naturally exists in the brain. This chemical is discharged at particular moments, creating near-death and other mystical experiences.
He gives us numerous reasons to presume that the chemical may be dimethyltryptamine (DMT), which is a primary motivation behind why studies should be done about this substance. Strassman attempted this research on humans. The sessions were strangely commanded by encounters that appeared to include the spirit leaving the body as if moved by a slingshot at lightning-fast speeds through space-time. After this, contact was made with different entities. Could hallucinogenics and spiritual experience through reflection be the way to out-of-body experience? Or, on the other hand, are these relics of consciousness?
6. The Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide
The Hallucinogenic Explorer’s Guide is a guidebook composed by James Fadiman, “America’s smartest and most regarded expert on psychedelics and their use.” In this work, he disperses the myth in course books and on the internet which says that hallucinogenics are purely for fun and have addictive properties. Rather, he clarifies how hallucinogenics have numerous positive properties—including spiritual, therapeutic, and problem-solving uses—and are not biologically addictive by any stretch of the imagination. They can even help against substance addiction. According to this book and numerous others, hallucinogenics are not as terrible as we have been led to believe. Rather, their functions are stunning.
7. Journeys Out Of The Body
This non-New Age, lucid, analytic book about astral projection is one of the finest about the subject. Robert Monroe was a businessman with no religious foundation who abruptly began encountering going out of his body. Rational as he might have been, he went to a doctor and a psychiatrist, who both reasoned that nothing was wrong with him.
He chose to record his encounters experimentally, which brought about the writing of this book. It is brimming with astonishing things that Robert found on his journeys. If we are to trust Robert’s records, there exists an unlimited nonphysical domain obscure to us.
8. The Kybalion
Distributed in 1908, this unique instructive work written by “The Three Initiates” is a record of the seven ancient Hermetic Principles. These are incredibly privileged insights that have been passed on by word of mouth, beginning with Hermes Trismegistus who probably got this knowledge from Egyptian gods.
The Three Initiates portray secret knowledge and principles in regards to mentalism and human experience, disclosing how to impact experience and the psyche and change them to your will. This book infers an incredible assemblage of knowledge about the underpinnings of the universe that is obscure to most of the humanity.
9. The Emerald Tablets
Also starting in ancient Egypt, The Emerald Tablets were as far as anyone knows made by Thoth, which is considered to be another name of Hermes Trismegistus. This could underline the significance of his teachings. The Emerald Tablets show exceptional wisdom in a more poetic format covered by metaphor. In this work, it is not about the strict implications of the words but rather about their reverberation with the soul.
Once again, we see a significant work originating in ancient Egypt, which just adds to its mystery. The work likewise clarifies that Thoth erected the Great Pyramid of Giza utilizing supernatural techniques, which would disclose why this difficult-to-make structure exists. The Egyptians didn’t build the pyramids. Here we see another book that focuses on the presence of a higher order of life.
10. Autobiography Of A Yogi
Published in 1946, this portrayal of the life of Paramahansa Yogananda—who was born in Gorakhpur, India—is captivating. His mindfulness and experience of the spiritual at a young age was through the rooftop. Paramahansa saw numerous supernatural occurrences and, with the guide of his master, relapsed into recollections of his past life. There, he found the explanation behind his spirituality.
Just like some other book that strays too far from ordinary experience, Autobiography of a Yogi has gotten its fair portion of criticism. This is entirely justifiable as Western minds, for the most part, don’t have confidence in rebirth and miracles. Notwithstanding, if this yogi master writes the truth, the suggestions are world-evolving. Reincarnation and a mystical domain would not be mere thoughts.