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You might like this book. I’m about to go through it again.
I'm home for holidays, so I don't have my bookshelf to glance at. I wouldn't have given you practical recommendations if I knew you only wanted literature either so sorry for wasting your time.
Other books I have found useful:
(This one, along with the others in the series by this author, are difficult to recommend, I feel it is entirely based on a lie, the guy is a complete nutjob if you ask me, but yet these books give you some amazing insight into the nature of reality and where you are at in life. If you are willing to deal with some bullshit to uncover remarkably poignant truths about yourself and the world, pick this book up.)
Otherwise, a decent alternative is:
Those are more focused on getting the brain out of the logical hemisphere, back into a loving, emotional, right-brained sort of living.
But, there are some people who would advise you to just take the shortcut, live life on the edge, go skydiving and smoke pot and immerse your body and mind in an orgasm of sense and you'll get there even quicker...
After that I would recommend getting a basic grasp on all the religions, their stories, their beliefs and practices. You can do this in about a week if you are diligent.
After that I would start delving into learning more about the occult, magick, chaos magick. Get a basic understanding. This book is great for that:
Re-read the last couple hundred pages of Prometheus Rising, and read the first couple hundred pages of this book. Understand that we it is still important to be loving, kind, humble, gentle, and silly, but that there are two paths you can take, you can try your entire life to be enlightened, or you can try and make your life the best it possibly can be. I chose the latter and it took me to magick...
Finish Crowley's Book 4. Download a bunch of magick ebooks and read,read,read.My spirituality most closely resembles chaos magick, respect everything, try everything with an open mind, keep what works, discard what doesn't.
If you can get ahold of this book before you undertake any of this, I would encourage it, completing it is like a defrag for your brain...but I'm not sure how an atheist might approach it, but as someone interested in Buddhism it was pretty powerful....
This is quite an interesting book as well...
And last, but not least, I would get familiar with Gurdjieff and the Fourth Way.
There is no easy book on this subject that I have found, so good luck. I don't think that this is the end of the road, but it is certainly where I hit a dead-end and had to turn around.
Always begin with awareness and appreciation and respect. If there is something that angers you, that you don't "get", that makes you feel uncomfortable, or whatever, run towards it. Go into an evangelical mega-church once a week till you come to terms with something about it, and can be loving and understanding and conversant (no arguing) with the people there, even if you still think they may be misguided. I know of no greater way to become a better, more whole person, than to practice this over and over until you are understanding and loving of everyone and everything.