The following was originally published on the Bodhi Tree website in 2002. 

This list of books was given to us by Larry Geller, Elvis’ hairdresser and intimate spiritual advisor. Mr. Geller has been a longtime personal friend and customer of the original Bodhi Tree bookstore on Melrose Avenue. These titles represent some of the books mentioned in his 1989 book If I Can Dream: Elvis’ Own Story (now out-of-print). We cannot be sure that Elvis read all of these books, but they concern subjects he was deeply interested in and felt were important to his daily life.

The Impersonal Life [written anonymously] is described as Elvis’ favorite book next to the Bible and the one whose “teaching, practice and discipline transformed his life.” [Read our exclusive interview with Larry Geller here.]

Books Elvis Presley Read

Aquarian Gospel of Jesus The Christ by Levi

Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda

Cosmic Consciousness: A Study in the Evolution of the Human Mind by Richard Maurice Bucke

Elvis’ Search For God by Larry Geller and Jess Stearn [Editor’s Note: This book is now out of print]

Esoteric Healing by Alice A. Bailey

First and Last Freedom by Jiddu Krishnamurti

The Huna Code in Religions by Max Freedom Long [Editor’s Note: This book is now out of print]

The Impersonal Life by Anonymous

The Infinite Way by Joel S. Goldsmith

Isis Unveiled (2 Volume Set) by H.P. Blavatsky

Leaves of Morya’s Garden, Book 1: The Call 1924 by Agni Yoga Society [Editor’s Note: Currently on order]

Leaves of Morya’s Garden, Book 2: Illumination 1925 by Agni Yoga Society [Editor’s Note: Currently on order]

Life and Teaching of the Masters of the Far East (6-Volume Set) by Baird T. Spalding

Life and Teaching of the Masters of the Far East, Volume 1 by Baird T. Spalding

Life and Teaching of the Masters of the Far East, Volume 2 by Baird T. Spalding [Editor’s Note: Currently on order]

Life and Teaching of the Masters of the Far East, Volume 3 by Baird T. Spalding [Editor’s Note: Currently on order]

Life and Teaching of the Masters of the Far East, Volume 4 by Baird T. Spalding [Editor’s Note: Currently on order.]

Life and Teaching of the Masters of the Far East, Volume 5 by Baird T. Spalding

Life and Teaching of the Masters of the Far East, Volume 6 by Baird T. Spalding [Editor’s Note: Currently on order]

The Masters and the Path by C. W. Leadbeater [Editor’s Note: This book is now out of print]

Meetings With Remarkable Men: All And Everything, 2nd Series by G.I. Gurdjieff

The Mystical Christ by Manly Palmer Hall [Editor’s Note: This book is now out of print]

Only Love by Sri Daya Mata

The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran

Sacred Science of Numbers by Corinne Heline [Editor’s Note: This book is now out of print]

Secret Teachings of All Ages by Manly Palmer Hall

The following lists a few other books Elvis was interested in, but all of them are out of print:

Cheiro’s Book of Numbers by Cheiro

The Gospel According to Thomas by Raghavan Iyer

New Mansions for New Men by Dane Rudyar

Through the Eyes of the Master by David Anrias

The Wisdom of the Overself by Paul Brunton

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