The Master and his Emissary by Iain McGilchrist (2009)***
A rich and interdisciplinary exploration of the role of the two hemispheres, which provides much material to help explain how metaphysical thinking arises in the isolated left hemisphere.
The Wisdom of the Ego by George E. Vaillant*** (1993)
A very useful and inspiring guide to the integration process understood in terms of maturation and ego-defences, closely based on evidence from 3 lifelong group surveys.
Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman*** (2011)
The summation of a lifetime’s work on cognitive biases.
Mindsight by Daniel Siegel
The Power of Mindful Learning by Ellen Langer
The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt
The Biology of Desire by Marc Lewis