Daoist Nei Gong by Damo Mitchell, is a wonderful glimpse into the practice and art of Nei Gong. The book takes you through both the philosophy, principle and practice of Nei Gong, giving you what you need to get started and how to get somewhere, what you look for on your journey, what to avoid, and what experiences you can expect. Written by someone who seems to have gone through the practice and the experiences himself, it gives a first hand account of this art.
Mysteries of the Life Force by Peter Meech. This is another one of those books where the author writes about his apprenticeship with a master. Very much like the Magus of Java, the author first sees his soon-to-be-master on a television program, but instead of a documentary on volcanoes, it was, "Ripley's Believe It or Not". So impressed by the master's demonstration, Peter seeks out Dr. Chow, to learn of this mysterious power he has. From there, we are led into the interesting world of chi, and the mysteries of this life force energy.
The Magus of Strovolos by Kyriacos C. Markides. This book is about the authors exposure to a spiritual healer known in the book as Daskalos, who resides in Cyprus. It covers many different paranormal abilities, as well as tries to outline much of these supernatural realms that lie just outside of our perception. Delving into consciousness and it's inner workings, religion, and even touching on God himself. The book tries to answer as many questions as possible, as the author takes you through his experiences with this healer.
Opening the Dragon Gate by Chen Kaiguo and Zheng Shunchao and translated by Thomas Cleary. The Making of a Modern Taoist Wizard was probably the part of the title that caught my attention with this book, so I gave it a look. Before I got the book, I read some of the reviews and got to peek inside a bit to see what I was in for, and from what I got a chance to sample, I thought it was going to be great. The book sounds like it's going to take you on an adventure into a whole other world, and do so from a very involved perspective. Allowing you to see the process in true detail.
Taoist Sexual Meditation by Bruce Frantzis. This was another book that was recommended to me, and I have to admit, the title threw me a bit. When it was recommended to me, it was for the information within, and the practices, and principles. It took me a while to work up the courage to buy this book, mostly because of the many people that would see it on it's way to my house, and I figured they'd get the wrong impression. But as it turns out, it was worth it.
Qigong Meditation Embryonic Breathing by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming. This was a book that was recommended to me, and since I had nothing else at the time on my reading list, I gave this book a shot. The book is about 348 pages long, and is a sizable read. It tries to be very in-depth with it's information as well as it's principles, theories and practices. The primary concern in the book is health, how to recover it, manage it, and improve it. It sets out to give you practices to improve your health, as well as the information needed to understand what you're doing and why.
This book in particular, Kundalini Rising by Barbara Condron, caught my attention because of the title. Kundalini has been an interest of mine for some time now. So when I saw this book, I thought it may be one of those unassuming diamonds in the rough. I was in a bookstore searching for anything that might catch my attention, when this one did just that. Before I buy any book, I have to be able to read some of it in order to judge the contents for myself, which I did. As I thumbed through it, I thought this book may have it all, from meditation, to chakras, to energy work, to of course, kundalini.