One more rave review for Wake Up Now. It is the clearest, simplest, most direct book describing the path to awakening that I have ever read. No bullshit, no mumbo jumbo, no hidden secrets. Bodian just lays out the truth, describing the complete path and the pitfalls that await a spiritual seeker. There is no better book for the lone seeker who prefers to awaken on his/her own rather than following a particular religious tradition. In my view, this book exceeds Eckhart's books in its direct, how-to explanation. It's the closest thing you'll ever find to a roadmap of the spiritual path.
"They are all...perfect..." --Ken Watanabe, dying scene in the movie The Last Samurai