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If a IQ contributor had ONLY one spiritual/new thought/LOA book that he/she was ever allowed to read again...what book would this be...and why.


asked 17 Dec '10, 10:22

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Monty Riviera

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Great question.

(06 Jun '12, 01:57) Paulina 1
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You might be expecting me to recommend some ancient, deep and mystical work but actually I'm going to simply suggest Ask & It Is Given by Abraham-Hicks.

The powerful techniques in that book have transformed my own life and, I'm sure, the lives of many others too.

I'm of the view that the true value of "spirituality" lies in its practical everyday application. Without practicality as your guiding principle, you just have endless academic debate and speculation that ultimately leads nowhere except to "my opinion is more valid than your opinion" kind of discussions.

Focusing on practicality ensures you stay simply focused on "what works" and helps you cast aside unnecessary dogma and unwelcome external influences.

And I can't think of a more practical spiritual book than "Ask & It Is Given".


answered 17 Dec '10, 14:11

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Nope Stigray..i was expecting you to name" ask and it is given! ! be honest its creeping up my favorite list at the monent too.I like the practical aspect. Theres as much practical application as theory in it.Ive listened a lot to Esther on U tube and shes growing on me.Theres a great deal of reality in her teaching and no discernable dogma/religion. Just the way i like my spirituality.

(17 Dec '10, 14:58) Monty Riviera

Not only are those teachings "dogma-free" but there's not much in them that would conflict with anyone's favorite religion or philosophy. The basic message is, after all, simply enjoy your life. Abraham have always said their aim is not to promote any particular way of life, religion or philosophy but to help people appreciate more whatever path they choose to follow...any path that feels right is right. And what's interesting for me is that in applying these principles, I've also become far more accepting of the beliefs of others. It's a Big Universe...plenty of room for everyone :)

(17 Dec '10, 22:44) Stingray

Canr argue with that. Her book will no doubt become a classic in years to come.

(18 Dec '10, 10:06) Monty Riviera

actually it is dogmatic. she says the law can not be disputed.

(24 Feb '11, 03:17) you
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I'd have to say Eckhart Tolle's A New Earth. I had Aha moments throughout, and thus began my Inward quest.


answered 18 Dec '10, 02:00

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Im 2 chapters into this.

(19 Dec '10, 12:36) Monty Riviera

Keep reading - It gets better :)

(19 Dec '10, 12:53) Michaela

Im up to page 51.Its genius.I wont be able to put it down till ive read it.Then i will probably read it again. I think i will make a point of reading a little of all the books mentioned.

(19 Dec '10, 14:40) Monty Riviera

WOW...just finished it.Spent all day at it. I simply couldnt put it down.Know what you mean about Aha moments. This books a life changer.

(19 Dec '10, 19:54) Monty Riviera

I read it several times and gained something new with each reading. Happy to hear you found it so beneficial :)

(20 Dec '10, 12:44) Michaela

Love this book it helped me a lot.

(06 Jun '12, 02:02) Paulina 1
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The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. This is a practical and powerful guide book for getting to know yourself.


answered 17 Dec '10, 12:07

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Never heard of this one.I will investigate.

(17 Dec '10, 14:59) Monty Riviera

Illusions, the Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah, by Richard Bach.

In story form, it has the densest collection of thought-provoking ideas, is most inspiring to me, and is an easy read.


answered 17 Dec '10, 17:59

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Yay!! Great book!

(13 May '12, 18:02) Dollar Bill

The Bible!

It is the original, big beginning, and source of all law-of-attraction stories!!!

Blessings this Holiday Season...



answered 17 Dec '10, 21:04

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I HAVE heard of this one!

(18 Dec '10, 10:07) Monty Riviera

For concentrated success principles, Proverbs is a good read.

(22 Dec '10, 21:43) Vesuvius

I agree with you Jaianniah the Bible would be the number one because it connects us to the all knowing God and Jesus and how we humans can be heirs to the kingdom of Heaven because we are his children through Adam and Eve if we choose to believe and have faith. Psalms and proverbs are always very good to read but always ask Jesus Christ to give us understanding of what we read in the bible and we will than get the correct meaning of the words of the bible through our personal relationship with God and Jesus Christ. Thanks Jaianniah very good choice.

(03 Jan '11, 04:54) flowingwater
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This book really hits home for me about the illusion of separateness, how we vibrate as individuals and manifesting. I just stumbled upon it recently.

Love US!



answered 17 Dec '10, 14:45

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I will check this out.

(17 Dec '10, 14:59) Monty Riviera

This is a great question. Hihi. I have read tons and tons. And I would go for the simplest - The Secret.


answered 17 Dec '10, 15:10

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answered 17 Dec '10, 17:13

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The Impersonal Life by Joseph Benner. Best Higher Self book ever.


answered 18 Dec '10, 01:19

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(18 Dec '10, 21:36) ursixx

Telementation: Cosmic Feeling And The Law Of Attraction by Jeffrey Grupp. I only got it on Friday and i've read it twice already. I am going to write a short review on Inward Quest as I think everyone should read this fantastic book

I also read Ask And It Is Given for the first time this week and that was also brilliant, i'm sure that will be one that I go back to often.


answered 19 Dec '10, 09:37

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Ask and its given is growing on me too.

(19 Dec '10, 10:40) Monty Riviera

Hi Graham, i've just posted my review on Telementation. I would seriously consider getting this book, its brilliant!

(19 Dec '10, 11:09) Radius 7.25

Ive erad the post.Ive just read some Eckhart Tolle and afetr ive digested this ill give Grupp a read.

(19 Dec '10, 19:57) Monty Riviera

Cool. I think you'll enjoy it. I read a couple of Tolle's books about 2 years ago, The Power of Now & A New Earth. For some reason they didn't really have any effect on me. I think I will read them again, i'm a bit more knowledgeable now so i'm sure this time round I will learn something.

(20 Dec '10, 03:52) Radius 7.25
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answered 10 Mar '11, 11:26

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Dalia Jabre Hachem

oh & INWARD QUEST of course :-)))

(10 Mar '11, 11:30) Dalia Jabre Hachem

Im with you there Dalia,i often go thru Stingrays links and find something new in them everytime i do.

(10 Mar '11, 12:16) Monty Riviera

Hello to everyone on IQ. As a newbie here I'd just like to start by saying I am so happy there are like minded others Out there.

My book is called The Handbook To Higher Conciousness' by Ken Keyes Jr, Download a PDF copy by googling: "Handbook to higher conciousness pdf"

There are twelve important pathways and by commitng cover to cover, you start to see a bigger universal picture if you incorporate the 12 Pathways into your daily life. Remember to always LIVE ONLY IN THE MOMENT and giving UNCONDITIONAL LOVE, will really change your life.

Ken says "The world is your mirror" and "You make yourself and others suffer just as much when you take offence as when you give offence.

The books message advises the closer we are to being completely free of the rational mind's attachments to emotion-backed addictions, then the closer we are to achieving a Higher Conciousness state of being.

I am yet to do the work book! if anyone has a copy of it ot has complered it tgemaelves.r It really shiwed my that my addiction backed

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Yes, he was a very insightful man. Ken Keyes Jr also wrote a fantastic little book called "Prescriptions for Happiness" which contains three simple little rules by which to live your life to feel happy all the time - or most of the time :) I read it probably 25 years ago and still catch myself using those three rules today :)

(10 Jun '12, 16:36) Stingray

Free online copy of Prescriptions For Happiness here. Instantly life-changing :)

(07 Oct '16, 03:27) Stingray

Please read: "You" by Charles F. Haanel; it is the foundation for understanding the capstone of metaphysical wisdom; which is manifestation.

The Philosopher's Stone; which is your imagination; is the heart and soul of the message of the book: "The Secret" by Rhonda Byrne.

Whatever you imagine, think of and speak of (the laws of vibration) and hold firm; will manifest in your life.

To create a miracle you have to be very clear about what it is that you want; by acting as if you already have received it, the Universe will give it to you... your spoken Words will create a powerful Universal energy, based on quantum physics.

"And the Word.... was made flesh"


answered 21 Feb '11, 19:37

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Thanks Dollar Bill I will read this book.

(06 Jun '12, 02:08) Paulina 1

A course in miracles (.-.)


answered 21 Feb '11, 22:39

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'The Game of Life and How to Play It.' by Florence Scovel Shinn

Although I like The Secret Of The Ages by Robert Collier, Florence really shows what the word and faith does, and that is all you need.

This is other than the Bible which is the greatest book of wisdom for our application written even though it is hidden throughout the Bible. The Game Of life is straight forward teaching, here is what I do, here is how you can do the same.


answered 10 Mar '11, 06:02

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Hi Wade,yep ive read that one.Good read. On the subject of female writers ive learned a lor from Mildred Mann too.I do like books of this era,there my main mine of information at the current time.

(10 Mar '11, 09:31) Monty Riviera

I have read this for I think about 60 times. And I am still reading it. I think I read it once a week. Haha. I love FSS and all her works.

(09 May '11, 10:44) Aphrodite

Thanks, that was really amazing.

(10 Jun '12, 17:11) Fairy Princess

Yes it is a very good book. Those old writers were very good. Florence Scovel Shin was one of the best!

@Fairy Princess now you see better late than never. ;-) I am glad you loved it too, it really is good. All of her books are great!

(10 Jun '12, 19:31) Wade Casaldi
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Broadly speaking the following books contain similar exercises/advice that may help with spiritual progress:

What do you mean the Third Dimension is going Away: Jim Self This is a really accessible book - highly recommended and suitable for everyone. See his website:

The Path of Energy Dr Synthia Andrews: A really good book packed with information about personal energy, earth energy, chakras, meridians, psychic protection etc. This would be great in conjunction with Barbara Marciniak's The Path to Empowerment as the latter book does contain some exercises but they aren't so easy to revisit as they are hidden in the text.

The Hathors: Tom Kenyon Tom Kenyon is a World renowned sound healer and channels the Hathors. You can do the exercises contained in the book accompanied by amazing sound tracks from his website (some of which are free). The book also contains two CDs. One of the things I love about his work is that it is very down to earth and of course his amazing four octave voice.

The Pleiadian Workbook: Amorah Quan Yin Another source of great exercises.

These books are more for integration and energy work. For manifesting, I would recommend Ask and it is Given by Esther and Jerry Hicks but that is covered quite well on this site.


answered 27 Jan '14, 09:39

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Hi Graham. I am reading No Ordinary Moments by Dan Millman and I find it amazing. By the way thank you for answering my questions. You seem pretty experienced in the area I struggle to find peace :) I wish there was a way I ask you for advice in moment of weakness :)


answered 09 Mar '11, 21:25

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manual of the warrior of light - by paulo coelho......... its not got anything to do with LOA etc, bt when i read it, i cried and cried. because every page gave me an answer to some issue prevailing in my life then.


answered 29 Aug '11, 08:51

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I keep The Manual Of The Warrior Of Light by my bedside. Every now and then I ask a question and open it randomly. It has never failed to give me a wonderful insight..

(06 Jun '12, 02:15) Paulina 1

The Secret of Instant Healing by Frank Kinslow. Here is a thread about it.


answered 13 May '12, 23:06

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Not sure there is any book on this, but whatever Buddha said. I enjoy everything he left us with. I prefer it to Bible, as he lived long before Bible was written and his way of explaining things just suit me better.


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answered 07 Jun '12, 22:06

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Thanks for the link it is always nice to learn something new.

(09 Jun '12, 08:55) Paulina 1

@Paulina 1-no problem:)

(09 Jun '12, 11:14) Satori

The Master Key System by Charles Haanel, you can find it online and rada it for free, no strings attached. He wrote it in 1912. It's in old English style of speaking, but he brings spirituality and science together and explains scientifically why Universal Law exists and is real. THe chapters are short, and you will have a mind exercise at the end of each chapter. I have read it three times and it's excellent.


answered 15 Jan '17, 22:32

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I would have said Ask and It is Given for the very same reasons Stingray talks about on the first post. That would be the book I would chose.

However, I also enjoyed the "Conversations with God" trilogy - the first book covers thought power, the existence of the soul, death and stuff relating to the individual - the other two take you off on some really fascinating journeys from Hitler to how time works. It won't be everyones cup of tea (from your picture you look like a tea drinker to me!) but it is a thought provoking read. The only downside is that it doesn't contain the practical processes contained in Ask and it is Given. I read it several years ago, was blown away by it - intended to act on it but wasn't sure how so forgot all about it until now. I might go back and revisit it!


answered 05 Jun '12, 16:41

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English Rose

The bible especialy the new testament would be my favourite. The bible cantains all the laws of the universe only they are a bit hiden. Of course what I would truly like is to have PsiTek as well as Inward Quest web sites available for than you can easily attain great knowledge.


answered 06 Jun '12, 02:28

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Paulina 1

A couple come to mind:

The Master Key System by Charles Haanel

The Magic of Believing by Claude Bristol

The Way of God by Moshe Chaim Luzzatto

As a Man Thinketh by James Allen

The Hidden Power by Thomas Troward

The New Testament


Many works by Swami Sivananda


answered 09 Jun '12, 18:23

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OK, just choosing one is hard, but I'll go with Man's Search For Meaning by Viktor Frankl, which was inspired by Frankl's time in the concentration camps. It is not "New Age" but what it teaches is basically the same: "Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms--to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way."

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answered 11 Oct '16, 17:59

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its hard to choose just one. "Seth speaks, the eternal validity of the soul" is my current favorite, but if it had to be straight technical, the master key or the power of awareness are also life manuals.


answered 15 Oct '16, 13:32

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