Below is a list of important books on mystical experience. The list is not comprehensive; rather, it is a good starting point for learning more about mystical experience. We suggest first reading the mystical experience books marked with stars before their titles. Some of the early titles are out of print, but they are available from used book sources such as online book sellers. When reading the books, please keep in mind that no single viewpoint represents the entire field of mystical experience studies. (Please note: IMERE receives no compensation for the purchase of any of the books listed below).

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Works on Science, Spirituality, and Consciousness

The following books, written by leading contemporary scientists and philosophers, provide an excellent starting point for learning more about current thinking on spiritual phenomena and consciousness. These books do not focus on mystical experience specifically, but rather on spirituality and consciousness more broadly.

For additional resources on mystical experience, spirituality in general, and consciousness, please visit our Mystical Experience Resources page.