Welcome to the archived web site of
Will Joel Friedman, Ph.D. Psychologist (1950-2013)
California License No. PSY 10092
Specializing in Presence-Centered Therapy
balancing mind and heart, body and spirit

Now in memoriam - This website is no longer being updated
While Dr. Friedman is no longer with us, there are still many helpful resources on his site. Articles and resource links have been relocated to the top. His family hopes you might find them helpful. But since this site is no longer being updated, some links may no longer work.


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Articles by Dr. Friedman (except where noted otherwise)

Categorized by Process | Topic

From His Book | Meditations For Life | The Flow of Money, Business and Innovation | Transpersonal/Mind-Body | Approaches, Worldview and Will-isms

Skills For Life: The Core Playing Field | Free the Ego, and You Are Free | Feeling, Thought, Communication & Action

Strategies/Distinctions For Life: The Core Playing Field | Free the Ego, and You Are Free

Awakening Stories/Metaphors For Life: The Core Playing Field | Free the Ego, and You Are Free | The Way It Is

Holiday Family Gatherings | Cartoons, Jokes and Humor | Poems and Quotes | Song Lyrics, Wit and Wisdom

Approaches, Worldview and Will-isms

Books and Resources Worth Exploring

A Life-Changing Book:

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, I AM THAT: Talks with Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj.
Durham, North Carolina: The Acorn Press, 1973.

Robert Adams, Silence of the Heart. Atlanta, Georgia: Acropolis Books, 1997.

Adyashanti, Emptiness Dancing. Los Gatos, CA: Open Gate Publishing, 2004.

Adyashanti, The End of Your World. Boulder, Colorado: Sounds True, Inc., 2008.

Mark Brady (Ed.), The Wisdom of Listening. Boston, Mass.: Wisdom Publications, 2003.

Mariana Caplan, Halfway Up the Mountain. Prescott, AZ: Hohm Press, 2001.

David Carse, Perfect Brilliant Stillness. Shelburne, Vermont: Paragate Publishing, 2006.

Timothy Conway, His website is a great resource: www.enlightened-spirituality.org

Eknath Easwaran (Ed.), God Makes the Rivers to Flow. Petaluma, CA: Blue Mountain Center of Meditation, 1982.

Gangaji, The Diamond in your Pocket. Boulder, CO: Sounds True, Inc., 2005.

Thaddeus Golas, The Lazy Man's Guide to Enlightenment. New York: Bantam, 1972.

David Godman (Ed.), Be As You Are: The Teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi. London: Arkana, 1985.

Greg Goode, Standing As Awareness: The Direct Path. Salisbury, United Kingdom: NonDuality Press, 2009.

Leo Hartong, Awakening to the Dream. Salisbury, UK: Non-Duality Press, 2001.

Leo Hartong, From Self to Self. Salisbury, UK: Non-Duality Press, 2005.

Amoda Maa Jeevan, How To Find God In Everything. London: Watkins Publishing, 2008.

Jon Kabat-Zinn, Wherever You Go There You Are. New York: Hyperion, 1994.

Karlfried, Graf von Dürckheim, Daily Life as Spiritual Exercise: The Way of
[Republished as the subtitle]. New York: Harper and Row, 1971.

Jean Klein, The Ease of Being. Durham, North Carolina: The Acorn Press, 1984.

Jean Klein, I AM. Santa Barbara, California: Third Millennium Publications, 1989.

Michael Langford, The Most Rapid and Direct Means to Eternal Bliss. (Fourth Edition), (no place of publication): The Freedom Religion, Inc., 2006.

Wayne Liquorman, Acceptance of What Is. Redondo Beach, CA: Advaita Press, 2000.

Wayne Liquorman, Never Mind. Redondo Beach, CA: Advaita Press, 2004.

Wayne Liquorman, Enlightenment is Not What You Think. Redondo Beach, CA: Advaita Press, 2009.

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Dennis Genpo Merzel, Big Mind, Big Heart. Salt Lake City, Utah: Big Mind Publ., 2007.

W. S. Merwin, Animae. San Francisco, CA: Kayak Books, Inc., 1969.

John O' Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom. New York: HarperCollins, 1997.

Paul Reps (Ed.), Zen Flesh, Zen Bones. Garden City, New York: Anchor/Doubleday, 1968.

David Schiller, The Little Zen Companion. New York: Workman Publishing, 1994.

Shunryu Suzuki, Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind. New York: Weatherhill, 1970.

Shunryu Suzuki, Not Always So. (Edward E. Brown, Ed.). New York: Harper/Collins, 2002.

John Tarrant, Bring Me the Rhinoceros. New York: Harmony Books, 2004.

Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment. Novato, CA, 1999.

Frances Vaughn and Roger Walsh (Eds.), Gifts from A Course in Miracles. New York: Penguin/ Putnam, Inc., 1995.

Dennis Waite, The Book of One: The Spiritual Path of Advaita. Winchester, UK, 2003. A wealth of resources is available on the website: advaita.org.uk

Dennis Waite, Enlightenment: The Path Through the Jungle. Winchester, UK, 2008.

Ken Wilber, Kosmic Consciousness. Boulder, Colorado: Sounds True, 2003, 10 CDs.

Ken Wilber, The Simple Feeling of Being. Boston and London: Shambhala, 2004.


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