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Recommended Readings

The following is a list of some of the popular books available on the experience of divine guidance:

Muto, S., & Van Kaam, A. (1994). Divine guidance: Seeking to find and follow the will of God. Servant Publications. 

Myss, C. (2003). Sacred contracts: Awakening your divine potential. Three Rivers Press.

Overton, J. D. (2002). Divine guidance: The secret ways to an abundant life. Xlibris Corporation.

Shumsky, S. G. (1996). Divine revelation. New York: Fireside.

Stoycoff, C. (2000). Soul speak: Opening to divine guidance. Living Print Press.

Thurston, M. A. (1997). Synchronicity as spiritual guidance. Virginia Beach, Virginia: Association of Research and Enlightenment Press

Virtue, D. (1999). Divine guidance: How to have a dialogue with God and your guardian angels. Renaissance Books. 

Wawro, J. (2010). Ask your inner voice. Ozark Mountain Publishing.

Wiemer, L. M. (1997). Extraordinary guidance: How to connect with your spiritual guides. Three Rivers Press.

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Internet Resources

The following list of Internet resources are links to web sites that may offer additional information and knowledge on topics referred to on this site.

Spiritual Guidance and Direction

Spiritual Directors International

Seek and Find a Spiritual Director

Catholic Spiritual Direction

Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation

Yedidya Center for Jewish Spiritual Direction

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Exceptional Human Experiences

The Archives of Scientists' Transcendent Experiences

Boundary Research Institute

Global Consciousness Project

Exceptional Human Experience Network

The Institute of Noetic Sciences

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Digital Storytelling

Center for Digital Storytelling

The Frey

Next Exit

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Integral and Transpersonal Psychology

Association for Transpersonal Psychology

Charles Tart Virtual Library

Guide to the Transpersonal Internet

Institute of Transpersonal Psychology

Integral Institute

The World of Ken Wilber

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World Religions and Spirituality

A Course in Miracles

Interfaith Center

Internet Sacred Text Archive

United Religions Initiative

Virtual Religion Index

World Religions and Faith Traditions

Zen Stories

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