GaiaYoga Reading And Viewing List

Below is a resource list of books, movies and organizations that have a universal orientation. They express a vision and/or practice that directly supports creating a healthy GaiaYoga Culture or healing the wounds most of us carry from being raised in Domain 8.  Entries are organized by the primary part of the GaiaYoga matrix they address. This is not an exhaustive list. But all together, these teachings and visions weave together into a holistic tapestry that contains much of the wisdom and practices people need to venture forth, with enough clarity, to effectively co-create and participate in a GaiaYoga Culture.

Entries marked with an * are books and movies we ask people to read or watch when they first come to GaiaYoga Gardens.


Holistic Wisdom

   A Brief History Of Everything, by Ken Wilber, 1996

* An Introduction to GaiaYoga: A Holistic Vision for Living Sustainably as Spirit, Self, Community, and Earth, by Ano Tarletz Hanamama, 2001

   Himalaya [movie], 1999

* The Emerald Forest [movie], 1985

   The Fifth Sacred Thing, by Starhawk, 1993

   The Healing Wisdom Of Africa: Finding Life Purpose through Nature, Ritual, and Community, by Malidoma Somé, 1998

* The Kin Of Ata Are Waiting For You, by Dorothy Bryant [novel], 1976

* The Last Samurai [movie], 2003

True Human Freedom: The Inspiration and Argument for GaiaYoga Culture, by Ano Tarletz Hanamana, 2016

Voices Of The First Day: Awakening in the Aboriginal Dreamtime, by Robert Lawlor, 1991


Spirit-Self Edge

  Iron John: A Book About Men, by Robert Bly, 1990

  Of Water And The Spirit: Ritual, Magic, and Initiation in the Life of an African Shaman, by Malidoma Somé, 1994

  Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Work in Her Own Words, by The Friends of Peace Pilgrim, 1992

   The Knee Of Listening, by Franklin Jones, 1972 [I recommend only this original version]

   Waking Down: Beyond Hypermasculine Dharmas — A Breakthrough Way of Self-Realization in the Sanctuary of Mutuality, by Saniel Bonder, 1998


Self Facet

   I Don’t Want To Talk About It: Overcoming The Secret Legacy of Male Depression, by Terrence Real, 1997

* Instinctive Eating: The Lost Knowledge of Optimum Nutrition, by Zephyr (aka Ano), 1996

   Instinctive Nutrition, by Severen L. Schaeffer, 1987

   The Michael Handbook: A Channeled System for Self Understanding, by Jose Stevens & Simon Warwick-Smith, 1988

   The Multi-Orgasmic Man: Sexual Secrets Every Man Should Know, by Mantak Chia and Douglas Abrams, 1996, 2010

   The Multi-Orgasmic Woman: Sexual Secrets Every Woman Should Know, by Mantak Chia and Rachel Carlton Abrams, 1996, 2010 

   Pain Free: A Revolutionary Method for Stopping Chronic Pain, by Pete Egoscue, 1998

   We Want To Live: The Primal Diet, by Aajonus Vonderplanitz, 1997, 2005


Self-Community Edge

* Connection Parenting: Parenting through Connection instead of Coercion, through Love instead of Fear, by Pam Leo, 2008

   How Can I Get Through To You?: Closing the Intimacy Gap Between Men and Women, by Terrence Real, 2002

   Infant Communication: Raising Babies Without Diapers…and More, by Natec, 1990-2001

* Nonviolent Communication: A Language Of Life, by Marshall B. Rosenberg, 1990, 1998, 2003

   Parenting From The Heart: Sharing the Gifts of Compassion, Connection, and Choice, by Inbal Kashtan, 2004

* Star Wars Episode III [Movie], 2005

* The Continuum Concept: In Search of Happiness Lost, by Jean Liedloff, 1975

* The Matrix [movie], 1999

   The Multi-Orgasmic Couple: Sexual Secrets Every Couple Should Know, by Mantak Chia, Maneewan Chia, Douglas Abrams, and Rachel Carlton Abrams, 1996, 2010

   The Two Step: The Dance towards Intimacy, by Eileen McCann, illustr. By Douglas Shannon, 1985


Community Facet

   Creating A Life Together: Practical Tools to Grow Ecovillages and Intentional Communities, by Diana Leafe Christia, 2003

   Federation of Intentional Communities (organization) –

   Holacracy: The New Management System for a Rapidly Changing World, by Brian Robertson, 2015

   More Than Two: A Practical Guide to Ethical Polyamory, by Franklin Veaux and Eve Rickert, 2014

   Loving More: The Polyfidelity Primer, by Ryam Nearing, 1989, 1992

   Sex At Dawn, by Christopher Ryan, Ph.D. & Cacilda Jethá, M.D., 2010

   Sex At Dusk, by Lynn Saxon, 2012

   We The People: Consenting To A Deeper Democracy – A Guide To Sociocratic Principles And Methods, by John Buck and Sharon Villines, 2007


 Community-Earth Edge

   Permaculture Activist [magazine]

   Permaculture: A Designer’s Manual, by Bill Mollison, 1988

   Permaculture: Principles & Pathways Beyond Sustainability, by David Holmgren, 2003


Spirit-Earth Edge

   The Hidden Messages In Water, by Masaru Emoto, 2005

   The Natural Way Of Farming: The Theory and Practice of Green Philosophy, by Masanobu Fukuoka, 1975


 Self-Earth Edge

    Earth-User’s Guide to Permaculture, by Rosemary Morrow, 1993

    How To Grow More Vegetables Than You Ever Thought Possible On Less Land Than You Can Imagine, by John    Jeavons, 1974 – 2012

   Cho’s Global Natural Farming, by Cho Han-Kyu, 2011 [About Korean Natural Farming]

   The Humanure Handbook: A Guide to Composting Human Manure, by J.C. Jenkins, 1995, 2005


Spirit-Community Edge

   The Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Great Goddess, by Starhawk, 1979, 1999

   The Spirit of Intimacy, Ancient Teachings In The Ways Of Relationships, by Sobanfu Somé, 1997