Here’s a brief listing of some my influences, in no particular order. These books and people have shaped who I am as both a person and therapist.


The Holographic Universe, by Michael Talbot

The Denial of Death, by Ernest Becker

Escape from Freedom, by Erich Fromm

The Flight of the Eagle, by J. Krishnamurti

Letters to a Young Poet, by Rainer Maria Rilke

The Duino Elegies, by Rainer Maria Rilke

A Course in Miracles

The Complete Poetry and Prose of William Blake

A Symphony of Love: Selections of Dr. Kenneth Wapnick’s Writings: Autobiographies, Poetry, Short Stories, and Articles

Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche

The Path to No-Self by Bernadette Roberts

Meister Eckhart: A Modern Translation, translated by Raymond Blakney

The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, translated by Swami Nikhilananda

I Am That: Talks with Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, translated by Maurice Frydman, et. al

Other significant influences on my therapeutic work:

  • Ludwig Van Beethoven
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Melanie Klein
  • Wilhelm Reich
  • Theodor Reik
  • Wilfred Bion
  • St. John of the Cross
  • David Burns
  • Gary Craig
  • Ram Dass
  • Swami Vivekananda
  • Douglas Harding
  • Jean Klein
  • Alex Grey
  • Stanislav Grof
  • Eric Pearl
  • Jeffrey Kripal
  • Ramana Maharshi
  • Fr. Bede Griffiths