There’s nothing mystical about awakening. On a healthy world, awakening is the process of coming to know and understand the world. There is also nothing magical about awakening. On a healthy world, in a healthy body, awakening occurs naturally. Indeed, on a healthy world, awakening is a powerful instinctual/spiritual force that drives us all to awaken (i.e. to know and understand). Just ask any parent frustrated by the toddler’s constant stream of “what” and “why” questions. As kids, we are driven to know.
Unfortunately, this world is not a healthy world. On this world, our powerful drive to awaken is damaged and subverted by a Toxic Socialization process that, in extreme cases, leaves us little more than angry and mindless automatons. As a consequence, on this planet, awakening is more complex. To awaken, heal the damage done by the toxic socialization process, clearing away the toxic legacy of misconception, confusion, and deception, and move constantly forward towards better knowing and better understanding.
If you are reading these words with interest, you have already begun your awakening process. For an LP guided awakening, read the LP books listed below. These books, which are all available as a free PDF, help clear away misconception, confusion, and deception. They also provide a grounding scientific/spiritual framework that can help you stay focused and on path. When you are done the books, visit the awakening page for interesting articles, song, and other awakening resources, or the awakening stream on the LP forums to learn more and contribute.
Most of the following introductory books are available free, and released under the CC Attribution BY license. Books that are not openly available are still in draft form. Draft materials, and the most recent electronic versions, are available only to LP members.