15 Books JORDAN PETERSON Thinks Everyone Should Read

15 Books JORDAN PETERSON Thinks Everyone Should Read


You are watching the book club! Every Wednesday we handpick the best books to improve your life. 15 Books Jordan Peterson Thinks Everyone Should Read Welcome to ALUX.com! The place where future billionaires come to get inspired. If you’re not subscribed yet, you’re missing out! Hello Aluxers and welcome back! It’s great to have you here with us again to enjoy another video brought to you by our team. Today we’re revealing to you the books that had the most impact on Jordan Peterson. He took the world by storm and before we knew it he was spreading his wisdom all over and helping millions of people. If you know anything about Jordan Peterson you know that this man has read thousands of books even before he was an adult! That’s pretty incredible considering that most teenagers barely pick up a book at all nowadays. Since this isn’t a video on Jordan we’ll keep this intro short and dive right in to the 15 books Jordan Peterson thinks everyone should read! Here we go. 1. Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl If you haven’t heard of this one be prepared to go on a despondent journey like no other. Viktor Frankl was a viennese psychiatrist who spent most of world war 2 in nazi concentration camps where he was imprisoned and subjected to numerous horrific and malevolent things. During his time there Frankl has a revelation like no other. He saw that those who comforted others and offered their last piece of bread survived the longest, leading him to conclude that everything can be taken away from a human being except their attitude in any given set of circumstances. With this remarkable memoir, Viktor Frankl teaches the world that the primary human drive is not pleasure but the pursuit of what is meaningful to each and every one of us. We believe that this is a rare gem that should be mandatory in schools around the world, but until that happens please read it for yourself! It will greatly enrich your perspective on life. You can get Man’s Search for Meaning for free by going to alux.com/freebook and sign up. Thanks to our partnership with Audible. 2. How to Spend $50 Billion to Make the World a Better Place by Bjørn Lomborg This man is on a mission to make the world a better, safer place to live in, so he thought up of an enjoyable way to educate us about how can we contribute to fixing the top 10 most serious challenges the world’s facing today…, by spending money. With insights from world renowned experts, Lomborg wrote this book in order to provide everyone with a rich and comprehensive perspective on access to education, financial instability, migration, climate change and 6 other major problems the world is facing! 3. Modern Man in Search of A Soul by Carl Jung This is one of the first books that perfectly integrates theories and concepts of some of the most debated topics in psychology; dream analysis, the primitive unconscious and the relationship between psychology and religion. As one of the most influential thinkers of the past century, Jung, sought to help people to clear up some feelings of confusion that many experience today. For anyone seeking meaning and a direction in life this book is definitely a must read. 4. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley Brace yourselves Aluxers for a pretty amazing novel set in a dystopian world far into the future. Huxley created quite a hideous society one which attempts to purge humanity and irrational feelings from people’s hearts in order to make life more enjoyable and straightforward. A dystopia is one where society faces great suffering and injustices at the hands of a vile system controlled by a few people and Brave New World is a perfect novel to illustrate such a system, one that is on par with Orwell’s 1984. 5. The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky Ever so often we hear Peterson make references to the Idiot by Dostoevsky, and for good reason. The book is more like a psychological exercise than a novel, where it shows how ‘normal’ people, who are limited by personalities and social statuses, are only able to express themselves within their limited frame, anything beyond this is taboo and punished accordingly. Then you have the idiot who is the happiest character of them all because he has real freedom and is able to live and express himself without any societal restraints. Dostoyevsky wrote such a great novel that, after reading thousands of other books Jordan Peterson put The Idiot atop of his recommendations list. 6. Beyond Good And Evil by Friedrich Nietzsche This little book is a valiant endeavour to sum up Nietzsche entire philosophy. It’s designed to give the reader a thorough understanding of his thought and style. Beyond good and evil fully rejects the western thinking with its notions of what is true, what is God, good and evil. He reveals that the Christian world is deeply entrenched in a false piety and contaminated with a ‘slave morality.’ Nietzsche believed in the full potential of humanity which he hoped would go beyond the values dictated by a social system. 7. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell If it’s an Orwellian piece you know it’s bound to be in a way a thorough and articulate critique of society. The Road to Wigan Pier is a clever and bitter debate that is still very much relevant nowadays. Social injustices, hunger, growing unemployment are all vivid and honest descriptions of a 1930s Britain. This book introduced ideas that would be found in Orwell’s later works and novels, and remains a powerful portrayal of injustice, poverty and class divisions in Britain. 8. A History of Religious Ideas by Mircea Eliade Rather than a standalone book the author decided to split his work into 3 pretty comprehensive volumes. This is the most detailed work on religions that was ever written from prehistoric ones, to ancient Egypt and Greece, to african religions all the way to modern Christianity, Islam, Sikhism, Buddhism and others. Not only does Eliade go deep into each religion tackling every angle but he, also, mentions why there were and still are so many religions everywhere and why people feel like they need one or more Gods to go on with their daily living. 9. A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway Hemingway is always a great read and this novel is exactly what you would expect from him, romance spiced up with some tragedy. A Farewell To Arms is one of the best novels, world war I related, ever written. It tells an unforgettable passionate story shared by an italian paramedic and an english nurse, set in the dreary landscape of world war I where the harsh realities of war plunges the two lovers into an immense drama. If this doesn’t sound captivating to you let us tell you something pretty incredible. The author rewrote the ending 39 times to get it right! If Hemingway spent that much time on it you know it’s going to be a great read and you can get the book for free, to find out for yourself, just go to alux.com/freebook and sign up. 10. The World’s Religions by Huston Smith This little masterpiece explores all the major religions in the world describing key elements and teachings from each of them. Smith gives special attention to buddhism, sufism and the teachings of Jesus and conveys the unique gifts of each of them and how they fit perfectly into our human hearts and imagination. If you guys want to find out more about this topic go on in the top right corner and click to visit our video on the 10 most powerful religions on earth. 11. Affective Neuroscience by Jaak Panksepp For a long time human and, especially animal emotions have been classified as a topic that’s beyond scientific explanation because they were not real. However, today, more and more scientists are discovering how real and how immensely impactful they are in our daily lives. Panksepp provides a comprehensive, easy to understand the framework for the fundamental neural sources of human and animal feelings. As well, as a perspective on the complex issues of emotions in relation to consciousness and the psychiatric implications of this knowledge. 12. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck If the title of this book gives you a strong and dramatic impression that’s because it kind of is so. The captivating narrative of this novel is set in the 1930s and follows the story of a family that collides with the harsh realities of an American society divided into the haves and have-nots. The plentitude of false hopes, thwarted desires and everyday injustices in this novel stir up the souls the main characters which contribute to the demonstration of the incredible endurance and dignity of the human spirit. 13. Notes From The Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky The second entry from Dostoevsky in this list comes in the form of his most revolutionary work, Notes From The Underground. Even though the author wrote this book in a time when Russia was experiencing a good and contented society he used Notes From The Underground to predict that the times would take a turn for the worst. The main theme throughout the novel is man’s intensified sense of self which, Doetoyevsky believes, is his greatest strength and, also his prominent weakness. 14. The Red and the Black by Stendhal The main theme of this novel revolves around a young ambitious idealist who aims to rise above his humble origins, but, he soon realizes that society is complex and without adopting a little hypocrisy he would not achieve his goals. On the journey the protagonist has set on, the reader will see how riddled with corruption and greed french society has become, since the devastating defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo, and what will become of him in this machiavellian society. 15. The Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn It seems like Peterson is a big fan of Russian authors, who would’ve guessed?! That aside! This novel depicts a Stalinist dystopia at the heart of the Soviet Union where, if you wish for survival the key lies in despair, rather than hope. The gulag archipelago is a convoluted extensive web of secret police, spies, informers, camps, prisons, interrogators and, of bravery. There’s no doubt that this book will take you to the brink of emotional distress along with the protagonist of this story. Well, Aluxers this is surely one of the most interesting collections of book recommendations we had on this channel. We hope you enjoyed this list and will enjoy the books even more, speaking of Have you already read any of the books mentioned?! Let us know down in the comments. And of course, for being a true Aluxer and sticking with us until the end here’s your bonus; 16. Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief by Jordan Peterson We had to include Peterson’s first book since the contents is pretty remarkable and, also, for its backstory. Maps of meaning is more like a course of hundreds of hours packed in a book that brimming with wisdom and meaning made accessible to the modern critical mind, that brings together neuropsychology, cognitive science, and Freudian and Jungian ways of thinking. Thank you for spending some time with us Aluxer! 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  2. I would add Manly P Hall's Initiates of The Flames and Secret Teachings of All Ages to this list. Why is this list limited to only 15? I don't know why he left Jacob Boehme and Walter Russell off this list; both men were illuminated, having had attained Divine Union with God, so they knew the meaning of life and nature of existence, like all scriptural authors had. Also the Hermetic Corpus, Pistis Sophia, Nag Hammadi Codices and Bhagavad Gita are all must reads. Personally, I am disappointed with this list from a mystical point of reference. Huston Smith is not the best book to recommend for comparative religion and mysticism. Lastly there is no Timeus or Iamblichus' On The Mysteries; both books are regarded as the best philosophical treatises from an occult perspective. One is lost in this world without knowledge of the Demiurge, the public builder, or The Logos, the word made flesh, The Lamb of God, Brahma, Osiris, YHVH, Jesus, Satan, The Light of The World, The Light of The Pineal Gland, The All Seeing Eye etc. It has such a manifold of identities throughout all cultures both modern and ancient alike. Jung is the only true mystic on this list and is fully worthy of his place. Despite his genius, Nietzsche is not the person to go to for mystical and spiritual truths at all. Lastly, Solzhenitsyn's work is perhaps the most important book ever written from a secular point of view; a book that boggles the mind for all the wrong reasons.

    JP is yet to comprehend what the Logos actually is from a literal point of view. It is so much more than just a concept. Nevertheless his exegeses are on the right track and still of great value. There is still a huge gulf in his work in comparison to a genuine illuminate.

  3. YES, I have read half of them, was reading Dostoevsky at 14. Give me George Orwell and Christopher Hitchens for clarity of expression and easy assimilation, above Peterson's works, any day.

  4. And if you’re already prepared for the descent into the most despicable, putrid and venomous human pit of hell, read
    “KOLIMA TALES” by Varlaam Shalamov – one of the most horrible (if not the most horrible) books ever written .
    If you think you know a thing or two, about the USSR, after reading Solzhenitsyn……read Shalamov.

  5. Evidently Man's search for meaning by Victoria e. Frankl, hade no effect on Peterson. And he has never read much of Nietzsche, of any.

  6. I found "Brave New World" to be dated. While groundbreaking in its day, it has been surpassed over and over again by its dystopian descendants. The characters are two-dimensional, the storytelling is disjointed, and some of the plot points are ludicrous. I was very disappointed by this book.

  7. Have read13 of them….most of them while a teen ager….Amerika will never adopt none of the contents of these books….in order to benefit fm them would have to do away w/greed…..something Amerika never will do…..Greed…the jewish "virtue" will destroy US!

  8. "We believe this a rare gem that should be mandatory in schools around the world."

    I get so sick of hearing that such-and-such a book should be "mandatory" or "required reading." Leading a horse to water is an act of kindness. Making said horse to drink is cruelty.

    Besides, the very idea fails Kant's categorical imperative. If the maxim of this action were to become a general rule, i.e., that we all read the same books, think of all the worthy books that would not get read by anyone. We don't need a totalitarian mindset to enjoy having a common culture.

  9. "The Uses of Pessimism: And the Danger of False Hope" by Roger Scruton
    "My Pilgrim's Progress: Media Studies, 1950-1998" by George W.S. Trow
    "Antifragile" by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

  10. And here's a book you won't hear him recommend, but you should read regardless:
    Two Hundred Years Together by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

  11. Have read the Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
    it certainly made me more conservative and think of what's happening nowadays.

  12. Jordan has a reading list on his website and it is different. https://www.jordanbpeterson.com/books/book-list/ How did you get this list? Based on what criteria?

  13. Peterson: 15 books you should read
    Cathy Newman: So you're saying, we should take down all trees and cause more deforestation?

  14. 20th century well covered but understanding the arc of history prior to that century is crucial in the 21st . To understand how and why the institutions of law,religion,nation states and society evolved from antiquity to Christianity to Islam there is only one read and that is The Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon.

  15. So nice to know that I am in good company, Dostojevskij, Solzjenitsyn, Victor Frankl and Nietzshe are my favorites among his list, Dr Peterson is a genius sent from God!

  16. No one _ Viktor Frankl Man's search for meaning , The Idiot by Dostoyevski. The road to Wigan pier , The grapes of wrath by John Steinbeck, And Notes from the underground of Dostoyevski are the jewels in this reading crown

  17. Excellent recommendations. I told you this category will compete with Sunday motivational videos. Am happy with your books club. Keep it up.

  18. Mans search for meaning and notes from underground are books I will reference and read for the rest of my life

  19. I absolutely adore Dr. Peterson, a great mind. I would add crime and punishment, it's one of his favourite books and he talks about it all the time. A book I enjoy quite a bit is Letters to a young Poet by Rilke. Also, Conference of the Birds by the great mystic Attar. A way of Passion – A Celebration of Rumi by Andrew Harvey.

  20. Maps of Meaning is a great book that took Jordan Peterson about 15 years to write it, in an attempt to "explain the meaning of history''

  21. Read all but three of these great books but would add some of my own top picks: Shakespeare’s Plays (Hamlet, King Lear, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet at least), Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Don Quixote, Moby Dick, Kolyma Tales, The Book of Disquiet, Osho’s The Art of Living and Dying, Sophie’s Choice, The Brothers Karamazov, A Country Doctor’s Notebook, The Heart of a Dog, The Picture of Dorian Gray,
    K-Pax the trilogy, Contact, and Peterson’s own 12 Rules for Life.

  22. Peterson preaches to everyone about how to make life more meaningful but is addicted to antidepressants. He’s full of shit

  23. " War and peace" by Tolstoy, "antichrist" and "Zarathustra" by Nietche, "paradise lost" by Milton, "cain" by Bairon. "Faust" by Geothe.

  24. If reading is tedious…read books of quotes for wisdom…"Peter's Quotations" from the 80's is a must…"Zen Flesh; Zen Bones"..koans…Japanese mind riddles, a must:)

  25. No, that's exactly what he did not do… he was drunk af all the time and had shitty lifestyle and he said it himself. Glad he undertook the "change"

  26. Full List Here
    1. Man's Search for Meaning
    2. How to spend 50 Billion to make the world a better place
    3. Modern Man in Search of a Soul
    4. Brave New World
    5. The Idiot
    6. Beyond Good and Evil
    7. The Road to Wigan Pier
    8. A History of Religious Ideas — 3 books
    9. A Farewell to Arms
    10. The World's Religions
    11. Affective Neuroscience
    12. The Grapes of Wrath
    13. Notes from the Underground
    14. The Red and the Black
    15. The Gulag Archipelago
    16. Maps of Meaning

  27. 7:37 "the world religions" its funny how they show the blue mosque in Turkey yet forget it was a church made by christians in 300 AD which the islamist took over. Yeah, islam didnt create that, christianity did.

  28. 1. Quack's search for quackery by Victoria e. Frankl
    2. How to quack $50 billion
    3. Modern quack in search of a soul
    4. Brave new quack
    5. The quack
    6. Beyond quack and quack
    7. The road to wigan quack
    8. A history of religious quacks
    9. A farewell to quacks
    10. The world's quacks
    11. Affective Quackoscience
    12. The grapes of quack
    13. Quacks from the underground
    14. The read and the quack
    15. The quack archipelago

  29. Good that you all are taking an interest in expanding horizons on books but keep in mind, JP read and analysed hundreds of books to get to where his ideas and philosophies are. 15 of these are just a scratch on the surface, though enjoyable as they are, he had to get to countless boring and un-inspired ones to piece in the puzzle.

  30. Facinating; A Mans Search for Meaning being made mandatory in schools. I guess that means some folk can read but not understand.

  31. Interesting – I'm definitely going to consider all of these. Sounds like you should have considered Crime & Punishment in the list (I'm not saying u didn't, so plz don't straw-man me.

  32. Hi there, the documentary The Rise of Jordan Peterson is now available to rent or buy from Vimeo here: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/theriseofjordanpeterson2 or on iTunes / Google Play / Amazon from here: http://www.sidewaysfilm.com/the-rise-of-jordan-peterson/

  33. All of the book recommendations is based on the persons perception, believes, purpose or goals in life and general interest. "How to sell more crack" would be number one for a hood dude, whereas "How to achieve Desirelessness" would be number one for a buddhist, following billionaires book recommendation is useless you know their motives and above mentioned.

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