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GOD ACCORDING TO GOD, A physicist proves we have been wrong about God all along
Author: Gerald Schroeder, Ph.D.
Publisher: Harper One/Harper Collins 2009; ISBN 978-0061710155
MIT physicist Gerald Schroeder, author of Genesis and the Big Bang, offers a view of
God based on re-examining traditional Biblical material, that is supportive of
science and a rational understanding of the observable world of nature.
(Reviewed in Meru eTORUS #45, May 2009)
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THE REFLEXIVE UNIVERSE, Evolution of Consciousness
Author: Arthur M. Young.
Publisher: Anodos Foundation. Revised edition ©1999; ISBN 1-89216-011-0
Everything you would ever want to know about the torus (doughnut shape).
Cosmology, philosophy and physics. Highly recommended.
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SYNERGETICS, Volumes 1 & 2
Author: R. Buckminster Fuller.
Publisher: Macmillan Vol. 1: 1975 - ISBN 0-02-541870-X; Vol. 2: 1979 - ISBN 0-02-541880-7
Fuller's magnum opus. Cosmology and geometry. Superb; difficult to read.
This book now available as a browsable online website.  Entrance page is at:
www.rwgrayprojects.com/synergetics/synergetics.html
 
SEFER YETZIRAH, The Book of Creation, In Theory and Practice
Author: Aryeh Kaplan
Publisher: Sam Weiser 1990 ISBN 0-87728-726-0
Perhaps the only credible translation and discussion available in English.
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THE CIPHER OF GENESIS, The Original Code of the Qabala as Applied to the Scriptures
Author: Carlo Suares
Publisher: Shambala 1970 (Eng.) ISBN 0-87773-141-1
A unique and insightful presentation; valuable even with errors in details.
Cipher of Genesis
THE WISDOM IN THE HEBREW ALPHABET,
The Sacred Letters as a Guide to Jewish Deed & Thought
Author: Michael L. Munk
Publisher: Artscroll Mesorah 1983 ISBN 0-89906-194-X
Traditional and authoritative Jewish presentation. Important Appendix.
THE BOOK OF LETTERS, A Mystical Alef-Bet
Author: Lawrence Kushner
Publisher: Harper & Row 1975 ISBN 0-06-064900-3
Introductory primer on the Hebrew alphabet. Beautifully hand written.
KABBALAH, The Way of the Jewish Mystic
Author: Perle Epstein
Publisher: Shambhala 1988 ISBN 0-87773-438-0
One of the best introductions to Kabbalah.
THE PATH OF THE KABBALAH
Author: David Sheinkin, M.D.
Publisher: Paragon House 1986 ISBN 0-913757-69-1
An excellent introduction to Kabbalah.
THE MYSTICAL EXPERIENCE IN ABRAHAM ABULAFIA
Author: Moshe Idel
Publisher: SUNY Press 1988 ISBN 0-88706-553-8
Detailed academic treatment of some works of one of the greatest kabbalists.
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THE LIVING TORAH IN HEBREW:
The Five Books of Moses and the Haftarot/Hebrew and English in One Volume
Author: Aryeh Kaplan
Publisher: Moznaim Pub Corp; ISBN: 0940118726
Hardcover (June 1981)
THE ZOHAR: Pritzker Edition, Vol. 1
Author/Translator: Daniel C. Matt
Publisher: Stanford University Press; ISBN: 0804747474
Hardcover (October 2003) 
THE BOOKS OF CONTEMPLATION: Medieval Jewish Mystical Sources
Author: Mark Verman
Publisher: State Univ of New York Pr; ISBN: 0791407195
Hardcover (February 1992) (Suny Series in Judaica: Hermeneutics, Mysticism, and Religion)
THE BAHIR
Translator: Aryeh Kaplan
Publisher: Samuel Weiser; ISBN: 0877286183
Paperback - 272 pages (September 1980)
THE HANDBOOK OF JEWISH THOUGHT, Vol. 2
Author: Aryeh Kaplan.
Publisher: Moznaim Publishing Corporation. ISBN 0-940118-79-3
Coll. Trade Cloth - 396p. (December 1993)

THE DIGNITY OF DIFFERENCE: How to Avoid the Clash of Civilizations
Author:  Chief Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks
Publisher: Continuum; ISBN: 0826468500
Paperback - 156 pages (July 2003)
ABRAHAM ISAAC KOOK - LIGHTS OF PENITENCE, LIGHTS OF HOLINESS:
The Moral Principles, Essays, Letters and Poems
Translator:  Ben Zion Bokser
Publisher: Paulist Press; ISBN: 080912159X ;
Paperback - 415 pages (July 1978)
THE INNER MEANING OF THE HEBREW LETTERS
Author: Robert M. Haralick
Publisher: Jason Aronson; ISBN: 1568213565
Hardcover - 360 pages (September 1995)
THE BOOK OF HEBREW SCRIPT
Author: Ada Yardeni
Publisher: British Library; Bilingual Edition  ISBN 1584560878
Hardcover: 355 pages
THE TREE OF LIGHT, A Study of the Menorah
Author: L. Yarden
Publisher: Cornell Univ. Press 1971 ISBN 0-8014-0596-3
The history of the Menorah - The Tree of Light and the Tree of Life.
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ALPHABETIC LABYRINTH: The Letters in History and Imagination
Author: Johanna Drucker
Publisher: Thames & Hudson; ISBN: 0500280681
Paperback - 320 pages 1 Pbk Ed edition (March 1999)
THE EMPEROR'S NEW MIND, Concerning Computers, Minds,
        and the Laws of Physics
Author: Roger Penrose
Publisher: Vintage  2007 ISBN 0-67-977631-1
Comprehensive presentation of mind, physics and artificial intelligence.
THE ROAD TO REALITY: A Complete Guide to the Laws of the Universe
Author: Roger Penrose
Publisher: Oxford University Press, 2002 (2nd ed.) ISBN 0-19-286198-0
Penrose's exploration of the connection between mathematics and the physical world.
THE ELEGANT UNIVERSE: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and
        the Quest for the Ultimate Theory
Author: Brian Greene
Publisher: Vintage Books; ISBN: 0375708111
Paperback - 448 pages  (February 29, 2000)
WARPED PASSAGES: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe's
        Hidden Dimensions
Author: Lisa Randall
Publisher: Harper Perennial 2006; ISBN: 0060531096
Paperback - 512 pages
PROGRAMMING THE UNIVERSE: A Quantum Computer Scientist Takes On the Cosmos
Author: Seth Lloyd
Publisher: Vintage 2007; ISBN: 1400033861
Paperback - 256 pages
ENDOPHYSICS: The World As an Interface
Author: Otto Rossler
Publisher: World Scientific Pub Co; ISBN: 9810227523
Library Binding - 200 pages (July 1998)
Endophysics-Amazon Link
THE END OF TIME: The Next Revolution in Physics
Author: Julian B. Barbour
Publisher: Oxford Univ Press 2001; ISBN: 0195145925
Paperback - 384 pages
TIME'S ARROW & ARCHIMEDES' POINT: New Directions for the Physics of Time
Author: Huw Price
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr (Trade); ISBN: 0195117980
Paperback - 320 pages (September 1997)
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THE FABRIC OF REALITY: The Science of Parallel Universes-And Its Implications
Author: David Deutsch
Publisher: Penguin USA (Paper); ISBN: 014027541X
Paperback - 400 pages (August 1998)
HYPERSPACE: A Scientific Odyssey
Through Parallel Universes, Time Warps and the Tenth Dimension
Author: Michio Kaku
Publisher: Anchor Press 1995; ISBN: 0385477058
Paperback - 384 pages
THE SELF-AWARE UNIVERSE: How Consciousness Creates the Material World
Authors: Maggie Goswami, Richard E. Reed, Amit Goswami (Contributor), Fred Alan Wolf
Publisher: J P Tarcher; ISBN: 0874777984
Paperback Reprint edition (March 1995)
SUPERSTRINGS: And the Search for the Theory of Everything
Author: F. David Peat
Publisher: McGraw-Hill 1989; ISBN: 0809242575
Paperback - 256 pages
PHYSICS AS METAPHOR
Author: Roger Jones, Ph. D.
Publisher: Univ. of Minnesota 1982 ISBN 0-8166-1916-6
An important perspective on physics and philosophy; readable and satisfying.
THE HAND: How Its Use Shapes the Brain, Language, and Human Culture
Author: Frank R. Wilson
Publisher: Vintage Books; ISBN: 0679740473
Paperback - 416 pages (September 1999)
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HAND AND MIND: What Gestures Reveal About Thought
Author: David McNeill
Publisher: University of Chicago Press; ISBN: 0226561348
Paperback - 558 pages (December 1995)
FROM HAND TO MOUTH: The Origins of Language
Author: Michael C. Corballis
Publisher: Princeton University Press; ISBN 0691116733
Paperback - 272 pages (September 2003)
GEOMETRY AND THE IMAGINATION
Authors: David Hilbert, S. Cohn-Vossen
Publisher: Chelsea Pub Co; ISBN: 0821819984
Hardcover Reprint edition (October 1999)
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THE FOURTH DIMENSION, A Guided Tour of the Higher Universes
Author: Rudy Rucker
Publisher: Mariner Books 1985 ISBN 0-395-39388-4 (paperback)
Readable illustrated introduction to understanding higher dimensional geometry.
CHAOS, Making a New Science
Author: James Gleick
Publisher: Penguin (2008) ISBN 0143113453 Paperback
One of the best (readable) introductions to Fractals and Chaos theory.
MATHEMATICS, THE SCIENCE OF PATTERNS: The Search for Order in Life, Mind, and the Universe
Author: Keith Devlin
Publisher: Scientific American Library (1997) ISBN 0716760223
Paperback: 216 pages
A PASSION FOR MATHEMATICS: Numbers, Puzzles, Madness, Religion, and the Quest for Reality
Author: Clifford A. Pickover
Publisher: Wiley; ISBN: 0471690988
Paperback: 408 pages (2005)
THE GOLDEN RATIO: The Story of Phi, the World's Most Astonishing Number
Author: Mario Livio
Publisher: Broadway  ISBN 0767908163
Paperback - 294 pages (2003)
AN IMAGINARY TALE: The Story of "i" [the square root of minus one]
Author: Paul J. Nahin
Publisher: Princeton Univ Pr; ISBN: 0691127980
Paperback: 288 pages (January 15, 2007)
TRIGONOMETRIC DELIGHTS
Author: Eli Maor
Publisher: Princeton Univ Pr; ISBN: 0691095418
Paperback - 256 pages (2002)
e: The Story of a Number
Author: Eli Maor
Publisher: Princeton Univ Pr; ISBN: 0691058547
Paperback - 232 pages (April 1998)
THE MYSTERY OF THE ALEPH: Mathematics, the Kabbalah, and the Search for Infinity
Author: Amir D. Aczel
Publisher: Washington Square Press; ISBN 0743422996
Paperback - 272 pages (2001)
A HISTORY OF PI
Author: Petr Beckmann
Publisher: St. Martin's Press; ISBN: 0312381859
Paperback - 200 pages 19 edition (August 1976)
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GÖDEL, ESCHER, BACH: An Eternal Golden Braid
Author: Douglas R. Hofstadter
Publisher: Basic Books; ISBN: 0465026567
Paperback - 777 pages 20th anniv edition (January 1999)
DELTA: A Paradox Logic (Series on Knots and Everything, Vol 16)
Author: Nathaniel Hellerstein
Publisher: World Scientific Pub Co; ISBN: 9810232438
Hardcover (March 1998)
DIAMOND: A Paradox Logic (Series on Knots and Everything).
Author: Nathaniel Hellerstein
Publisher: World Scientific Pub. Co.; ISBN: 9810228503
Hard Cover (January 1997)
SENSITIVE CHAOS, The Creation of Flowing Forms in Water and Air
Author: Theodor Schwenk
Publisher: Steiner Press 1990 (revised) ISBN 1855840553
Paperback: 288 pages
One of the best presentations of dynamic forms in nature available. Many illustrations.
MIRACLES OF MIND: Exploring Nonlocal Consciousness and Spiritual Healing
Authors: Russell Targ, Jane Katra
Publisher: New World Library; ISBN: 1577310977
Paperback - 352 pages 2 edition (June 1999)
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CATASTROPHE: An Investigation into the Origins of the Modern World
Author: David Keys
Publisher: The Ballantine Publishing Group ISBN 0-345-40876-4
Hardcover - 343 pages (1999)
ISAAC NEWTON: The Last Sorcerer
Author: Michael White
Publisher: Perseus Press (Helix Books); ISBN: 073820143X
Paperback - 416 pages (April 1999)
SERPENT IN THE SKY, The High Wisdom of Ancient Egypt
Author: John Anthony West
Publisher: Quest Books (1993) ISBN 0835606910
Paperback: 266 pages
Coherent, open, inclusive, but not kooky, presentation of Egyptian teachings.
THE CODE BOOK: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography
Author: Simon Singh
Publisher: Anchor Books; ISBN: 0385495323
Paperback - 410 pages (August 29, 2000)
CRACKING THE BIBLE CODE
Author: Jeffrey Satinover
Publisher: William Morrow & Co; ISBN: 068815994X
Paperback - 368 pages Reprint edition (June 1998)
Cracking Bible Code-Amazon Link
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