This list of research resources relates to ongoing projects.


Anonymous, The Cloud of Unknowing, (Wordsworth Editions Ltd, London, 2005).

As-Sayyid Nurjan Mirahmadi & Mirahmadi Hedieh, The Healing Power of Sufi Meditation, (Naqshbandi Haqqani Sufi Order of America, Fenton, 2005).

Attar Farid Un-Din, The Conference of the Birds,  (Penguin Classics,London, 1984).

Austin James H., Zen and the Brain, (MIT Press, Cambridge, 1998).

Bodhipaksa, Wildmind: A Step-by-Step Guide to Meditation, (Windhorse Publications, Cambridge, 2003).

Brilliant Richard, Portraiture, (Reaktion Books, London, 1997).

Collins, S. Selfless Persons, (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1982).

Cupit Don, Mysticism After Modernity, ( Blackwell, London, 1998).

Flanagan Owen, The Bodhisattva’s Brain: Buddhism naturalized, (MIT Press, Cambridge, 2011).

Dreyfus George B.J., The sound of Two Hands Clapping: The education of a Tibetan Buddhist Monk, (University of California Press, Berkeley, 2003).

Eckhart Meister, Sermons and Treatises Volume I, Element, Shaftesbury Dorset, 1991).

Freeland Cynthia, Portraits and Persons, (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2010).

Gefen  Nan Fink,  Discovering Jewish Meditation, (Jewish Lights Publishing, Vermont, 1999).

Harrison Eric, Teach Yourself to Meditate, Piatcus, London, 1993)

Humphreys Christmas, Buddhism, (Penguin Books, London, 1967)

Flanagan Owen, The Bodhisattva’s Brain: Buddhism naturalized, (MIT Press, Cambridge, 2011).

Freeman Laurence First Sight: the experience of faith, (Continuum, London, 2011).

Gallagher Shaun & Shear Jonathan (Eds.), Models of the Self (Imprint Academic, Charlottesville, V.A, 1999).

Hart William, The Art of Living: Vipassana Meditation, (Vipassana Research Institute, Dhannagiri, India, 1995).

James, William, The Varieties of Religious Experience, Penguin Book, London, 1985). Particularly Lectures XVI & XVII, Mysticism, pp 379-429.

Langer Ellen J., Mindfulness, (Amerloyd Lawrence, Cambridge, 1989).

Kabat-Zinn Jon, Segal Zindel V., J. Williams Mark G. and Teasdale John D.  Mindfulness-based Cognitve Therapy for Depession: A New Approach to Preventing Relapse (The Guildford Press, New York, 2002).

Main John, Word into Silence, (Canterbury Press, Norwich, 2011).

Nataraja Shanida, The Blissful Brain: Neuroscience and proof of the power of meditation, (Gaia, Octopus Publishing, London, 2008).

Rinpoche Sogyal, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, (Rider, London, 1998).

Rumi, Selected Poems (Penguin Books, London, 1995).

Shear Jonathan, ed. The experience of meditation:Experts introduce the major traditions ( St Paul, MN: Paragon House, St Paul MN, 2006)

Suzuki Daisetz T. , Mysticism Christian and Buddhist, (Unwin Paperbacks, London, 1988).

Suzuki Shunryn, Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind, Weatherhill, New York, 1996).

Thera Nanamoli, Mindfulness of Breathing: Buddhist texts from the Pali Canon and from Pali Commentaries, (Buddhist Publication Society, Kandy Sri Lanka, 1973).

Williams Mark, Teasdale Zindel Segal and Jon Kabat-Zinn, The Mindful Way Through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness, (The Guildford Press, New York, 2007).

Vajragupta, The Triratna Story, (Windhorse Publications, Cambridge, 2010).

Victoria Brian Daizen, Zen at War, Second Edition, (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, inc., Latham, 2006).


Doing Time Doing Vipassana, (Vipassana Research Institute, Igatpuri).

Into Great Silence A film by Philip Groning  (Zeitgeist Video).

Joseph Campbell and the power of Myth, (Mystic Fire Video, 1997).


On-line talks and other resources:

Jon Kabat Zinn on Mindfulness

Slavoj Zizek, From Western Marxism to Western Buddhism, Cabinet Issue 2, mapping Coversations Spring 2001:



World Community for Christian Meditation

Triratna Buddhist

Tibetan Buddhist (Jamyang)






Moniz E (1935), Tentative operatories dans le traitement de certaines psychoses, Masson, Paris.

Freeman W, Watts JW & Hunt T (1942) Psychosurgery: Intelligence, emotion and social behavior following prefrontal lobotomy for mental disorders. Springfield, Thomas.

Board of Control (1947), Pre-frontal Leucotomy in 1000 Cases, HMSO.

Shutts D (1982), Lobotomy: Resort to the Knife, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York.

Rylander G ( 1948), Personality Analysis Before and After Frontal Lobotomy, in The Frontal Lobes , John F Fulton et al Eds., pp691-705. Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore.

Vallenstein ES (1986), Great and Desperate Cures: The Rise and Decline of Psychosurgery and Other Radical treatments for Mental Illness, Basic Books Inc..

Pressman JD, Last Resort: Psychosurgery and the Limits of Medicine, Cambridge University Press, 1998.

El-Hai J (2005), The Lobotomist: A Maverick Medical Genius and His Tragic Quest to Rid the World of Mental Illness, John Wiley & Sons.

Howard Dully and Charles Fleming, Messing with my Head: The shocking true story of my lobotomy, Vermilion, 2007.

Kotowicz Z (2012), Psychosurgery: the Birth of a New Scientific Paradigm, Centre for Philosophy of Science, University of Lisbon.

Raz M (2013), The Lobotomy Letters: The Making of American Psychosurgery , University of Rochester Press.

Other topics:

Goldstein K (1935), The Organism, Zone Books, NY, 1995.

Harrington A (1987), Medicine, Mind and the Double Brain, Princeton University Press.

Ferone G & Vincent J-D (2011), Bienvenue en Transhumanie: sur l’homme de demain, Editions Grasset & Fasquelle, Paris.

Todes DP (2014), Ivan Pavlov: A Russian Life in Science, Oxford University Press.


Horsley V (1909), The Function of the so-called Motor area of the Brain, BMJ, 2(2533) July 17, 121-132.

International Neurological Congress, Lancet, August 3, 1935, 268-269; August 10, 332-336.

Freeman, W. J., & Watts, J. W. (1937). Prefrontal lobotomy in the treatment of mental disorders. Southern Medical Journal, 30, 23–31.

Hutton E L (1941), Early Results of Prefrontal Leucotomy, Lancet, July 5, 3-12.

Hutton E L (1942), The Investigation of Personality in Patients treated by Prefrontal Leucotomy, Journal of Mental Science, 371, 275-281.

Golla F L,(1943), The Range and Technique of Prefrontal Leucotomy, Journal of Mental Science, 89; 189-191.

Maisel A Q, Bedlam 1946, Life, 6 May 1946, 102-118

(available online at 4.10.15:

Hutton E L, (1947) Contra-indications for Leucotomy: Whom Not To Leucotomise, Journal of Mental Science, 93:337-341.

Hutton E L, (1948) The Effect of Leucotomy on Creative Personality, Journal of Mental Science, 94, 230-235.

Freeman F (1948), Transorbital Leucotomy, Lancet, Sept 4, 371-373.

Taylor D C (1986), One hundred years of epilepsy surgery: Sir Victor Horsley’s contribution, J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry, 49(5): 485–488.