Works about Franklin Merrell-Wolff

The following lists contain: (1) works that focus on the work or life of Franklin Merrell-Wolff; (2) works that make a reference to the work or life of Franklin Merrell-Wolff; (3) websites that feature the work or life of Franklin Merrell-Wolff; and (4) Facebook pages that focus on Wolff’s life and work. In addition to the items in these lists, the Member’s Forum page (under the Forums tab) contains a number of essays that feature Wolff’s lifework. Please contact us to report any omissions or errors.

Works that Feature Franklin Merrell-Wolff

This is a collection of books, essays, articles, and reviews that focus on Franklin Merrell-Wolff and his work. In addition, several “supplements” to his work—that is, articles intended to provide the background to some of Wolff’s finer points—are listed here.

Barušs, Imants. “Review of books by and about Franklin Merrell-Wolff.” Journal of Scientific Exploration 16-2 (2002): 304-305.

___. “Transition to Transcendence: Franklin Merrell-Wolff’s Mathematical Yoga.” The Journal of Conscious Evolution I (April 2005). Available at

___. “Franklin Merrell-Wolff’s mathematical resolution of existential issues.” Journal of Scientific Exploration 21-4 (2007): 751–756.

Diaman, David. “Review of Pathways Through To Space: A Personal Record of Transformation in Consciousness by Franklin Merrell-Wolff.” TAT Journal 1, no. 5 (Autumn 1978). Available at

Leonard, Doroethy B. Franklin Merrell-Wolff: An American Philosopher and Mystic: A Personal Memoir. Xlibris Publishing Services, 2016.

Leonard, Ron. Transcendental Philosophy of Franklin Merrell-Wolff. Albany, N.Y.: State University Press of New York, 1999.

Lilly, John C. “God as Consciousness Without an Object,” 1975. This article was written two years after Lilly first met Wolff and has been excerpted from Lilly's book, Simulations of God: The Science of Belief. Available at

Lloyd, J. William. “Review of Pathways Through to Space.” Available on the Books page (under the Wolff Archive tab) on this website.

McFarlane, Thomas J. “The Nondual Philosophy of Franklin Merrell-Wolff,” 1993. Available at

___. “The Spiritual Function of Mathematics and the Philosophy of Franklin Merrell-Wolff,”1995. Available at

___. “The Heart of Franklin Merrell-Wolff’s Philosophy,” 2003. Available at

___. “A Peculiarly Beautiful Path to Yoga,” 2008. Available at

Melvin, Mael. “Infinity and Consciousness.” In Introceptualism the Philosophy of Consciousness Without an Object Volume II, by Franklin Merrell-Wolff. Phoenix, Ariz.: Phoenix Philosophical Press, 1978. Available on the Other Works page (under Wolff Archive tab) on this website.

Moss, Richard. “An Introduction to Franklin Merrell-Wolff.” Preface to the French edition of Franklin Merrell-Wolff’s Experience and Philosophy: Experience et Philosophie. Tome 1, Chemins ouvrant sur l’espace (Gordes: Editions du Relié, 1998).

Rowe, Joseph. “A Mathematical Supplement to the Lectures of Franklin Merrell-Wolff.” Available on the Member’s Forum page (under the Forums tab) of this website.

Stolaroff, Myron J. “Using Psychedelics Wisely,”1993. Available at

United Lodge of Theosophists, “Franklin Merrell-Wolff: Mystic and Philosopher.” The Aquarian Theosophist IV, no. 1 (November 17, 2003).

Vliegenthart, Dave, Franklin Merrell-Wolff: An Intellectual History of Contemporary Anti-Intellectualism In America (Ph.D. diss., University of Groningen, 2017).

Works that Reference Franklin Merrell-Wolff

Although the central focus of the following works is not on Franklin Merrell-Wolff, they do refer to Wolff or his work.

Ajaya, Swami. Psychotherapy East and West: A Unifying Paradigm. Honesdale, Pa.: Himalayan Institute Press, 2007.

Barušs, Imants. Authentic Knowing: The Convergence of Science and Spiritual Aspiration. West Lafayette, Ind.: Purdue University Press, 1996.

___. Science as a Spiritual Practice. Exeter, UK: Imprint Academic, 2007.

Bruteau, Beatrice. “Sabbath Consciousness.” In Finding a Way: Essays on Spiritual Practice by Lorette Zirker. North Clarendon, Vt.: Tuttle Publishing, 1996.

Byrne, Peter. The Moral Interpretation of Religion. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1999.

Commons, Michael L. Adult Development: Models and Methods in the Study of Adolescent and Adult Thought. New York: Praeger Publishers, 1990.

DeKorne, Jim. The Cracking Tower: A Strategy for Transcending 2012. Berkeley, Calif.: North Atlantic Books, 2010.

Drury, Nevill. Inner Visions: Explorations in Magical Consciousness. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1979.

Eckartsberg, Rolf von. “Maps of the Mind: The Cartography of Consciousness.” In Metaphors of Consciousness edited by Ronald S. Valle and Rolf von Eckartsberg. New York: Plenum Press, 1981.

Feuerstein, Georg. Yoga Morality: Ancient Teachings at a Time of Global Crisis. Prescott, Ariz.: Hohm Press, 2007.

Fiore, Frank. To Christopher: From A Father To His Son. iUniverse, 2001.

Fitzpatrick, Nina. Daimons: A Novel. Boston: Justin, Charles & Co., 2003.

Forman, Robert K. C. Mysticism, Mind, Consciousness. Albany, N.Y.: State University Press of New York, 1999.

___. The innate capacity: mysticism, psychology, and philosophy. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.

Frazier, Jan. When Fear Falls Away: The Story of a Sudden Awakening. Newburyport, Mass.: Weiser Books, 2007.

___. The Freedom of Being at Ease with what is. San Francisco: Weiser Books, 2012.

Frame, Richard. Valuing Reality. Boulder, Colo.: Actuality Publishing, 2009.

Gerber, William. Serenity: Living with Equanimity, Zest, and Fulfillment by Applying the Wisdom of the World’s Great Thinkers. Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, 1986.

Giri, Satyananda. Naropa. New York: Strategic Book Publishing, 2011.

Goldberg, Philip. American Veda: From Emerson and the Beatles to Yoga and Meditation: How Indian Spirituality Changed the West. New York: Harmony Books, 2010.

Goswami, Amit. The Self-Aware Universe. Los Angeles: J. P. Tarcher, Inc., 1995.

___. How Quantum Activism Can Save Civilization: A Few People Can Change Human Evolution. Newburyport, Mass.: Hampton Roads Publishing, 2011.

___. The Quantum Doctor. Newburyport, Mass.: Hampton Roads Publishing, 2011.

Goswami, Amit, and Maggie Goswami. Quantum Creativity: Waking Up to Our Creative Potential. Newburyport, Mass.: Hampton Roads Publishing, 1999.

Gupton, Gail. Seekers of Truth. Mustang, Okla.: Tate Publishing, 2005.

Hill, John L. The Enlightened Society. Adyar: Theosophical Publishing House, 1987.

Jerry, Martin, and Marian Jerry. Sutras of the Inner Teacher: The Yoga of the Centre of Consciousness. Canmore, Alberta: 2M Publications, 2000.

Johnsen, Linda. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Hinduism. New York: Alpha Books, 2002.

Jonas, Cathy Rosewell. Bringing Home the Mountain: Finding the Teacher Within. Free Heart Press, 2013.

Joy, W. Brugh. Avalanche: Heretical Reflections on the Dark and the Light. New York: Ballantine Books, 1990.

___. Joy’s Way, A Map for the Transformational Journey: An Introduction to the Potentials for Healing with Body Energies. Los Angeles: Jeremy P. Tarcher, 1979.

Klippel, Shirley A. The Celtic Siren: A Case Study of William Sharp’s Seduction Experience in which The Numinous Other is Understood and Interpreted. Ann Arbor, Mich.: ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 2008.

Lachapelle, Dolores. Earth Wisdom. Los Angeles: Guild of Tutors Press, 1978.

Landré, John K. Spirituality: Personal Growth in the Second Half of Life. Pittsburgh, Pa.: Dorrance Publishing, 1999.

___. On the Way: Growth and Transcendence of Personal Consciousness. Mustang, Okla.: Tate Publishing, 2013.

Laibelman, Alan M. The Other Perennial Philosophy: A Metaphysical Dialectic. Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, 2000.

___. Discreteness, Continuity & Consciousness: An Epistemological Unified Field Theory. New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 2007.

Laude, Patrick. Divine Play, Sacred Laughter, and Spiritual Understanding. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.

___. “A Metaphysics of the Feminine and Its Indian Roots: Franklin Merrell-Wolff, Bede Griffiths, and Frithjof Schuon.” In Crossing Religious Frontiers: Studies in Comparative Religion, edited by Harry Oldmeadow. Indianapolis, Ind.: World Wisdom, 2010.

Laughlin, Charles D., John McManus , and Eugene G. D'Aquili. Brain, Symbol & Experience: Toward a Neurophenomenology of Human Consciousness. Boston: New Science Library, 1990.

Lewis, Blair. Happiness: The Real Medicine And How It Works. Honesdale, Pa.: Himalayan Institute Press, 2007.

Lilly, John C. The Center of the Cyclone: An Autobiography of Inner Space. New York: Julian Press, 1972.

___. Simulations of God: The Science of Belief. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1975.

___. The Deep Self: Profound Relaxation and the Tank Isolation Technique. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1977.

___. “The Mind Contained in the Brain: A Cybernetic Belief System.” In Metaphors of Consciousness edited by Ronald S. Valle and Rolf von Eckartsberg. New York: Plenum Press, 1981.

Lilly, John C., and Jeffrey Francis. John Lilly So Far. Los Angeles: Jeremy P. Tarcher, 1999.

Lilly, John C., and Antonietta Lilly. The Dyadic Cyclone: The Autobiography of a Couple. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1976.

Lilly, John C., and Philip Hansen Bailey Lilly. The Quiet Center. Oakland, Calif.: Ronin Publishing, 2003.

Logan, T. Collins. The Vital Mystic: A Guide to Emotional Strength and Spiritual Enrichment. San Diego, Calif.: Integral Lifework Center, 2009.

Malin, Shimon. Nature Loves to Hide: Quantum Physics and Reality, A Western Perspective. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.

May, Robert M. Cosmic Consciousness Revisited: The Modern Origins and Development of a Western Spiritual Psychology. Darby, Pa.: Diane Publishing Co, 1991.

McCaskill, Terri Annette. Exploring Personal Transformation through Autoethnography. Ann Arbor, Mich.: ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 2008.

McCort, Dennis. Going Beyond the Pairs: The Coincidence of Opposites in German Romanticism, Zen, and Deconstruction. Albany, N.Y.: State University Press of New York, 2001.

McKee, Bill. Is Objectivity Faith? A Reconciliation of Science and Religion. San Antonio, Tex.: B. McKee, 1995.

___. Jacob’s Mirror: A Reconciliation of Science and Religion. Bloomington, Ind.: Xlibris Book Publishing, 2006.

Morwood, Joel. Naked Through the Gate: A Spiritual Autobiography. Eugene, Ore.: Center for Sacred Sciences, 1985.

Moss, David M. “Transformation of Self and World in Johannes Tauler’s Mysticism.” In Metaphors of Consciousness edited by Ronald S. Valle and Rolf von Eckartsberg. New York: Plenum Press, 1981.

Moss, Richard. Black Butterfly. Berkeley, Calif: Celestial Arts, 1987.

___. The Mandala of Being: Discovering the Power of Awareness. Novato, Calif.: New World Library, 2007.

___. Inside-Out Healing: Transforming Your Life through the Power of Presence. Carlsbad, Calif.: Hay House, 2011.

Murty, Gurajada Suryanarayana. Paratattvaganitadarsanam: Egometry or Principles of Transcendental Philosophy of Mathematical Truth. New Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, 2002.

Ogilvy, James A. Revisioning Philosophy. Albany, N.Y.: State University Press of New York, 1992.

Otto, Nathan, and Amber Lupton. Give Peace a Deadline: What Ordinary People Can Do to Cause World Peace in Five Years. Austin, Tex.: Greenleaf Book Group Press, 2009.

Paulus, Marianne (Diane Kennedy Pike). Four Paths to Union. Binghamton, N.Y.: LP Publications, 2001.

Rama, Swami, Rudolph Ballentine, and Swami Ajaya. Yoga and Psychotherapy: The Evolution of Consciousness. Glenview, Ill.: Himalayan Institute, 1976.

Robertson, Robin. Jung and the Archetypes of the Collective Unconscious. New York: Peter Lang, 1987.

___. Jungian Archetypes: Jung, Gödel, and the History of Archetypes. York Beach, Maine: Nicolas-Hays, 1995.

Rose, Richard. The Albigen Papers. McMechen, W. Va.: Rose Publications, 1978.

Rossman, Neil. Consciousness: Separation and Integration. Albany, N.Y.: State University Press of New York, 1991.

Slattery, Mico T. Towards a Comparative Study of The Concept Of Mind/Consciousness in Western Science, Eastern Mysticism, and American Indian Thought. Ann Arbor, Mich.: ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, 2009.

Smith, Huston. Forgotten Truth: The Primordial Tradition. New York: Harper & Row, 1985.

Treon, Martin. Fires of Consciousness: The Tao of Oneliness I Ching. Vermillion, S. Dak.: Auroral Skies Press, 1996.

Ullman, Robert, and Judyth Reichenberg-Ullman. Mystics, Masters, Saints and Sages: Stories of Enlightenment. Newburyport, Mass.: Red Wheel/Weiser Books, 2001.

Valle, Ronald S. “The Emergence of Transpersonal Psychology.” In Existential-Phenomenological Perspectives in Psychology: Exploring the Breadth of Human Experience, edited by Ronald S. Valle and Steen Halling. New York: Plenum Press, 2008.

Vaughan, Frances and Roger Walsh. “Technology of Transcendence.” In Inner Knowing: Consciousness, Creativity, Insight, and Intuition, edited by Helen Palmer. New York: J.P. Tarcher/Putnam, 1998.

Versluis, Alan. “North American Esotericism.” In Introduction to New and Alternative Religions in America Volume 3: Metaphysical, New Age, and Neopagan Movements, edited by Eugene V. Gallagher and Michael Ashcraft. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2006.

___. Magic and Mysticism: An Introduction to Western Esoteric Traditions. Landham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2007.

Wallace, B. Alan. Mind in the Balance: Meditation in Science, Buddhism, and Christianity. New York: Columbia University Press, 2009.

___. The Taboo of Subjectivity: Toward A New Science of Consciousness. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.

Welwood, John. Toward a Psychology of Awakening: Buddhism, Psychotherapy, and the Path of Personal and Spiritual Transformation. Boston: Shambhala Publications, 2002.

Wilson, Colin. Beyond The Occult. New York: Bantam Press, 1988.

Wilson, Martin. Rebirth and the Western Buddhist. Somerville, Mass.: Wisdom Publications, 1987.

Internet Sites that Feature Franklin Merrell-Wolff

The following websites are devoted to the life and work of Franklin Merrell-Wolff, or contain a page that features Franklin Merrell-Wolff.

The Franklin Merrell-Wolff Fellowship. A website that is devoted to Franklin Merrell-Wolff and hosted by the Franklin Merrell-Wolff Fellowship, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to preserve and promote the legacy of Franklin Merrell-Wolff. Available at

Franklin Merrell-Wolff: Philosopher, Mathematician, Mystic, Spiritual Teacher. A website that is hosted by Doroethy and Ron Leonard. Available at Ratings of spiritual teachers, guidelines for choosing a teacher, reviews of spiritual movies and books, discussion boards, and links to other spiritual sites . Available at

Tat Forum. This online spiritual magazine has published numerous excerpts from the work of Franklin Merrell-Wolff. See the archive index at

Gurus, Saints, and Seekers: Holy Men and Women in the Indian Tradition. Available at

The Center for Integral Science. Rich in content, with many articles devoted to Merrell-Wolff. Available at

Facebook Pages that Feature Franklin Merrell-Wolff

The Franklin Merrell-Wolff Fellowship

Franklin Merrell-Wolff

Consciousness Without an Object (CWO)

Friends and Family of Franklin Merrell-Wolff