BOOKS BY ECKHART TOLLE
The Power of Now : A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment.
This was Eckhart’s first book which has become a global phenomenon, having now sold over 12 million copies, with translations into 52 different languages.
It’s simple yet profound message is that all we ever have is the present moment, the Now. What we think of as the past is just memories stored within the mind and the future is imagined mental projections. By making friends with the present moment we free ourselves from suffering and help us find the peace and love that we seek.
Chapters include :
- You Are Not Your Mind
- Enlightened Relationships
- Beyond Happiness and Unhappiness There is Peace.
Highly acclaimed and regarded as the most influential spiritual book of our time.
“ The Power of Now can transform your thinking. The result ? More joy, right now.” – Oprah Winfrey
“ The Power of Now is the bible du jour – a must read for anyone looking for a modern take on spirituality …
Essential reading for anyone who might be feeling weighed down by the past or fearful of the future.” – Red
“ One of the clearest and most accessible texts on becoming more present than we have seen.” – Kindred Spirit
A New Earth : Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose
Building on the phenomenal success of The Power of Now, Eckhart expands on it’s powerful ideas to show how transcending our ego-based state of consciousness is not only necessary for personal happiness, but also essential for ending conflict and suffering throughout the world. A New Earth shows how we are experiencing a radical shift in human consciousness which is necessary for the survival of human life on our planet and It presents practical steps on how we can facilitate this shift to bring about a new earth. In 2008 Oprah Winfrey selected A New Earth for her book club and it was featured in a groundbreaking series of ten weekly webinars. Shortly after this it reached number one on the New York Times Best Seller list.
Chapters include :
- The Flowering of Human Consciousness
- Ego: The Current State of Humanity
- Finding Who You Truly Are
“A wake-up call for the entire planet … ( A New Earth ) helps us to stop creating our own suffering and obsessing over the past and what the future might be, and to put ourselves in the now.” – Oprah Winfrey
“ If there is only one book you read this decade, let it be this one.” – The Mother Magazine.
“ Winfrey’s decision to include self help book A New Earth in her book club, and embark on a global promotional campaign, has turned it into this year’s publishing sensation.” – The Observer
In this life transforming book Eckhart shows how we can become our true self by embracing stillness and silence. When we are no longer limited by our thinking mind, suffering and pain disappear and we are able to move forward towards a new understanding of our relationships, of nature and of the profound wisdom that is to be found in stillness.
Stillness Speaks takes the form of 200 short sayings similar to the sutras of ancient India. Sutras are powerful pointers to the truth with little conceptual elaboration.
This isn’t a book to be read from cover to cover, then put away. It’s a book to pick up frequently and to live with.
Chapters include :
- Stillness and Silence
- Beyond the Thinking Mind
- Suffering and the End of Suffering
Practicing The Power of Now : Essential Teachings, Meditations and Exercises from The Power of Now.
This invaluable companion extracts the essence of The Power of Now, showing us how to free ourselves from “ enslavement to the mind.” The aim is to be able to enter into and sustain an awakened state of consciousness throughout everyday life. Through meditations and simple techniques, Eckhart shows us how to quiet our thoughts, embrace our situation in the present moment, and experience “a life of grace, ease and lightness.”
Eckhart has produced a large amount of audio and video recordings which can be found on his website.
There is also a subscription service for further video content at :
Sounds True was founded in 1985 by Tami Simon and has become the world’s largest multimedia publishing company of spiritual wisdom. Sounds True’s mission is to wake up the
SPIRITUAL INTERVIEW PROGRAMMES
Buddha at the Gas Pump ( BatGap )
Batgap is an online spiritual interview show hosted by Rick
Archer. Created in 2009 there are now over 500 interviews
with “ordinary” spiritually awakening people, from the
well-known to the unknown. New interviews are added
each week to help ordinary people share their experience of
Conscious TV is a UK based interview channel hosted by Iain and Renate McNay. Launched in 2008 there are now over 400 interviews. “ Our quest is to stimulate debate, inform, enlighten, encourage and inspire people in the areas of Consciousness, Science, Non-Duality and Spirituality.”
Cygnus is more than just a bookseller, it is a thriving community dedicated to informing and supporting people who are curious and who want to explore new ways of living.
Cygnus offer books, films, audio’s, features and reviews on :
- Complimentary Healthcare
- Personal Growth
- Nature and Ecology
In 2014 they launched Cygnus Cafes, a local meeting place for like-minded people to come together and share their feelings, thoughts and journeys with others. There are now over 50 Cygnus Community Cafes around the country and that network continues to grow. Take a look at their website to see if there is a cafe near you. Cygnus is more than just a bookseller, it is thriving community dedicated to informing and supporting people who are curious and who want to explore new ways of living.
Watkins Mind Body Spirit
Watkins Mind Body Spirit is a quarterly magazine published by Watkins Books in London and covers a wide range of esoteric subjects from contemporary spirituality and self development to mysticism and Eastern philosophy. Each issue contains the latest MBS titles, interviews and articles by well-known authors. Every spring they publish a list of the 100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People.
“ I love Watkins Mind Body Spirit. I have the app on my i Pad ! And the bookshop is one of my favourite places in London. I was one of the regulars when i lived in London and spent many hours in there, making some wonderful discoveries.”
– Eckhart Tolle
Kindred Spirit is a New Age magazine founded in 1987. It has been the UK’s go-to guide to spiritual and compassionate living for over 30 years, combining ancient wisdom with practical advice from contemporary teachers and authors. The magazine provides coverage of a broad range of metaphysical topics including spiritual healing, parapsychology, meditation and astrology. It also provides a list of the best upcoming events, coverage of new products, answers to spiritual and soul-searching questions, food and reviews of recently released books and CD’s.
PLACES OF INSPIRATION
Alternatives is the UK’s longest running weekly mind body spirit events company and has been known as the landmark speaking platform for spiritual teachers from around the world for over 30 years. Based at St James’ Church, Piccadilly since 1982, Alternatives is an independent not-for-profit organisation, focused on serving the local community and sharing the message of spiritual alternatives with a global audience. They hold weekly Monday night talks at St James Church as well as mid week evening events, and weekend workshops. Alternatives offer a space for spiritual and personal exploration through practical and engaging live and online events, with the purpose of inspiring people to live a more conscious, happier and more purposeful life. They also hosted Eckhart Tolle during his last visit to the UK in 2019.
Established over 100 years ago, Watkins are one of the world’s oldest and leading independent bookshops specialising in esoterica. They have a wide choice of new books and latest releases, as well as some rare and antiquarian titles, plus a collection of magazines, CD/DVD’s, jewellery, gemstones and crystals. Eckhart used to visit Watkins Books when he lived in London. They can be found at 19-21 Cecil Court, Covent Garden, London. A real gem and a must for spiritual seekers !