The best books for seekers, poets, and philosophers on this journey we call life

The Books I Picked & Why

I Ching

By Alfred Huang

I Ching

Why this book?

I first did the I Ching when I was in my 20s. The first reading I had was by a guitar player in Vancouver, and it came out like perfection. This was before my success, before Cheech, and it just lit up my path forward in life. It wasn’t until I was headed to jail that I picked it up again. My brother-in-law sent me a copy, and it was the first thing I did when I got inside. The first line I got back was “you are in jail for a reason”. It was astounding. The word penitentiary comes from the word penance, I took that to heart and that is what I did. I view my time in jail as a religious retreat.


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The Third Eye

By T. Lobsang Rampa

The Third Eye

Why this book?

A long time ago, I used to own part of a Jazz club. There was a jazz guitar player named Sunny Greenwich and he turned me onto this book. It is a compelling story of an English man who was a reincarnated Tibetan lama. This book changed my life and it gave me a vision of who we really are, why we are, and how we are. And, how we are all connected to our spiritual selves. When our bodies die they go back to their spiritual selves, and we are just out here to gain experience. This book sent me to some good places and helped open my eyes so I could see the next book on my path.


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The Dynamic Laws of Prosperity

By Catherine Ponder

The Dynamic Laws of Prosperity

Why this book?

I read this book when I first moved out to California from Canada. I was living on the beach and having a great time. Catherine Ponder has this energy that is like Tim Robbins and her message is that you can have anything you want if you put your mind to it. It helped me chart my way forward in the entertainment industry and helped me find my path.


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The Infinite Way

By Joel S. Goldsmith

The Infinite Way

Why this book?

The Catherine Ponder book really helped me and I had done what she said. Now I needed more and I put that out in the cosmos - and boy did it deliver. I was walking to the gym after a movie shoot in New York and I felt my entire body turn. The next thing I knew I was in front of a Harper Collins bookstore. Something took me into that store and I just followed it, something took my hand and put it around a biography of Joel Goldsmith. It was freaky and it still gives me chills to think about it. This book has so much and it gave me a deep love for what a miracle life is. When you are ready to read this book, you won’t be disappointed.


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The Sermon on the Mount: The Key to Success in Life

By Emmet Fox

The Sermon on the Mount: The Key to Success in Life

Why this book?

This book gives you some major knowledge, about God, about yourself, and about the time you have on this planet. I can’t tell you how many times I just sit and soak in this knowledge. It is a beautiful place to rest your mind within. Lately, I’ve been thinking about how precious our time is. We are so busy in the moment and sometimes we forget to use that precious time. My daughters read some of this book to me while I was recovering from cancer and I really think it changed their perception and lives as much as it has for me.


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