References and Recommended Reading

Not many books and this selection is rather eclectic - I had read even fewer until I had written most of my little work. However, I may expand this and include hyperlinks.
  1. SPIRITUAL JOURNEYS/BIOGRAPHIES
    1. 'The Life and Times of Luang Phaw Wat Paknam' published by Dhammakaya Foundation, Patumthani, Thailand, 1996
    2. 'Sai Baba - The Embodiment of Love' by Peggy Mason and Ron Laing, ISBN 0-046551-5-9, published by Gateway Books, Bath, 3rd edition, 1993 (reprinted 1994)
    3. 'Autobiography of a Yogi' by Paramahansa Yogananda ISBN 0-87612-079-6, published by Self Realization Fellowship, 12th edition 1993.
    4. 'For God and Neighbour - The Life and Work of PADRE PIO' by Anthony Pandiscia, English translation, ISBN 0-85439-373-0, published by St. Paul publications, Middlegreen, Slough SL3 6BT, 1991.
    5. 'A Meditator's Diary' by Jane Hamilton-Merritt ISBN 0-285-62222- 6, 1st published in GB in 1976 by Souvenir Press Ltd., London; ISBN 0-04-294131-8, published by Mandala Books, Unwin Hyman Ltd., London, 1986, reprinted 1990.
    6. 'Life as a Siamese Monk' by Richard Randall ISBN 0 9511769 2 7, published by Aukana Publishing, 9 Masons Lane, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire BA15 1QN, 1990.
    7. 'Zen and the Bible' by J. Kakichi Kadowaki ISBN 0-14-019225-5, published by Arkana, Penguin books, 1989.

  2. SCRIPTURES and APOCRYPHA
    1. 'New Testament and Psalms' New International Version, presented by Gideons International in the British Isles.
    2. 'The Gnostic Gospels' by Elaine Pagels ISBN 0 297 77709 2, 1st published in GB in 1980 by George Weidenfield and Nicolson Ltd; ISBN 0-14-013468-9, published by Pelican Books 1982, reprinted by Penguin Books 1990.

  3. ACCOUNTS/ANALYSIS of PRACTICE through HISTORY
    1. 'Hermits' by Peter France, published by Pimlico, ISBN 0-7126-7363-6, 1997

  4. MANUALS and GUIDES to PRACTICE
    1. 'The Interior Castle' by Teresa of Avila, published by Hodder & Stoughton (Christian Classics), London, 1993

  5. COMPARATIVE RELIGION
    1. 'Buddhism and Christianity - their inner affinity' by Antony Fernando, published by the Ecumenical Institute for Study and Dialogue 490/5, Havelock Road, Colombo 6, Sri Lanka. (2nd edition: 1983).

  6. GENERAL REFERENCE
    1. 'The Penguin Dictionary of Religions' edited by John R. Hinnells, ISBN 0-14-051106-7, 1st published by Penguin Books 1984.

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