Anthony de Mello

Anthony “Tony” de Mello was an Indian Jesuit priest and psychotherapist. A spiritual teacher, writer, and public speaker, De Mello wrote several books on spirituality and hosted numerous spiritual retreats and conferences. He continues to be known for his storytelling which drew from the various mystical traditions of both East and West and for his introducing many people in the West to awareness prayer.

Most people, he maintained, are asleep. They need to wake up, open up their eyes, see what is real, both inside and outside of themselves. The greatest human gift is to be aware, to be in touch with oneself, one’s body, mind, feelings, thoughts, sensations.

Anthony de Mello Books Download:

‘Wake Up to Life’ conference
New York 1986

01. On Waking Up
02. Will I Be of Help to You in This Retreat?
03. On the Proper Kind of Selfishness
04. On Wanting Happiness
05. Are We Talking About Psychology in This Spirituality Course?
06. Neither Is Renunciation the Solution
07. Listen and Unlearn
08. The Masquerade of Charity
09. What’s on Your Mind?
10. Good, Bad, or Lucky
11. Our Illusion About Others
12. Self-observation
13. Awareness Without Evaluating Everything
14. The Illusion of Rewards
15. Finding Yourself
16. Stripping Down to the “I”
17. Negative Feelings Toward Others
18. On Dependence
19. How Happiness Happens
20. Fear—The Root of Violence
21. Awareness and Contact with Reality
22. Good Religion—The Antithesis of Unawareness
23. Labels
24. Obstacles to Happiness
25. Four Steps to Wisdom
26. All’s Right with the World
27. Sleepwalking
28. Change as Greed
29. A Changed Person
30. Arriving at Silence
31. Losing the Rat Race
32. Permanent Worth
33. Desire, Not Preference
34. Clinging to Illusion
35. Hugging Memories
36. Getting Concrete
37. At a Loss for Words
38. Cultural Conditioning
39. Filtered Reality
40. Detachment
41. Addictive Love
42. More Words
43. Hidden Agendas
44. Giving In
45. Assorted Landmines
46. The Death of Me
47. Insight and Understanding
48. Not Pushing It
49. Getting Real
50. Assorted Images
51. Saying Nothing About Love
52. Losing Control
53. Listening to Life
54. The End of Analysis
55. Dead Ahead
56. The Land of Love