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While most of the entries in the following bibliography are included because of ideas they contain, in a few idiosyncratic instances they are present because of some evocative verbal images that are easily understood in terms of the MetaSelf model.

Arbib, Michael and Hesse, Mary. The Construction of Reality. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1986

Arnheim, Rudolf. The Power of the Center.
De Gold - New version. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1988

Bakan, David The Duality of Human Existence Boston: Beacon Press, 1966

Bateson, G. and Bateson, M.C. Angels Fear. N.Y.: Macmillan, 1987

Bergen, Benjamin K. Louder Than Words: the New Science of How the Mind Makes Meaning New York: Basic Books 2012

Becker, Ernest. The Denial of Death. N.Y.: Free Press, 1973

Berlin, Isaiah. "On the Pursuit of the Ideal" New York Review of Books, March 17, 1988

Berry, Thomas. The Dream of the Earth. San Francisco: Sierra Club, 1988

Bly, Robert. A Little Book on the Human Shadow. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1988

Borysenko, Joan. Guilt is the Teacher, Love is the Lesson. New York: Warner, 1990

Bruner, Jerome. Actual Minds, Possible Worlds. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1986

Acts of Meaning. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1990
In Search of Mind. N.Y.: Harper & Row, 1983

Campbell, Joseph. The Inner Reaches of Outer Space. N.Y.: Harper & Row, 1986

An Open Life. N.Y.: Harper & Row, 1990; originally published: Burdett, N.Y.: Larson Publications. c1988.

Carleton, Peter Vail. Frame Work: Spatial Metaphors of the Self. (Privately printed edition of 80 copies. Available.) San Francisco 1991

Ed. W. Andrew Collins The Concept of Development. Minnesota Symposia on Child Psychology Vol. 15 , Hillsdale, New Jersey: Erlbaum, 1982

Cornell, Ann Weiser. The Power of Focusing.: A Practical Guide to Emotional Self-Healing. New Harbinger Publications Oakland California 1996

Focusing in Clinical Practice: The Essence of Change. W. W. Norton and Company, New York 2013

Danto, Arthur C. The Philosophical Disenfranchisement of Art. New York: Columbia University Press, 1986

de Sousa, Ronald. The Rationality of Emotion. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1987.

Damasio, Antonio. Self Comes to Mind: Constructing the Conscious Brain. New York: Pantheon Books 2010

The Feeling of What Happens: Body and Emotion in the Making of Consciousness. San Diego: Harvest 1999

Edinger, Edward F. Ego and Archetype. New York: Penguin, 1973

Field, J. (pseudonum for Marion Milner) (1936) A life of one's own. Los Angeles: J.P.Tarcher, 1981

Fordham, Frieda. An Introduction to Jung's Psychology. N.Y.: Viking Penguin, 1953

Fox, Matthew. Original Blessing, A Primer in Creation Spirituality. Santa Fe: Bear & Company, 1983

Fox, Matthew, and Swimme, Brian. Manifesto for a Global Civilization. Santa Fe: Bear & Company 1982

Friedman, Maurice. The Worlds of Existentialism. N.Y.: Random House, 1964

To Deny Our Nothingness. N.Y.: Delacorte, 1967
Touchstones of Reality. N.Y.: Dutton, 1972
The Hidden Human Image. N.Y.: Delta, 1974

Gardner, Howard. Developmental Psychology. Boston: Little, Brown second edition, 1982

The Mind's New Science: A History of the Cognitive Revolution. N.Y.: Basic Books second edition with epilogue, 1987

Gendlin, Eugene. Experiencing and the Creation of Meaning: a Philosophical and Psychological Approach to the Subjective. Northwestern University Press. First published 1962 by the Free Press of Glencoe.

Focusing. New York: Bantam, 1978
Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy. A Manual of the Experiential Method. The Guilford Press, New York 1996

Goffman, Erving, Frame Analysis: an Essay on the Organization of Experience. Northeastern University Press edition 1986

Gerhart, Mary, and Russell, Alan. Metaphoric Process. The creation of scientific and religious understanding. Fort Worth: Texas Christian University, 1984

Gilligan, Carol. In a Different Voice. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard, 1982

Goodman, Nelson. Ways of Worldmaking. Indianapolis: Hacker, 1978

Of Mind and Other Matters. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard, 1984

Hafi, Marcia. "True Colors." Art in America, June, 1989

Hampden-Turner, Charles. Maps of the Mind. N.Y.: Collier, 1982

Jager, Bernd. "Horizontality and Veriticality: a Phenomenological Exploration in Lived Space." Duquesne Studies in Phenomenological Psychology: Vol. II, 1984

Jampolsky, Gerald G. Love is Leting Go of Fear. Millbrae, California: Celestial Arts, 1979

Jaspers, Karl. The Perennial Scope of Philosophy. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1950. Trans. by Ralph Manheim. Excerpted in Friedman, 1964.

Johnson, Mark. The Body in the Mind: The Bodily Basis of Meaning, Imagination and Reason. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987

Josselson, Ruthellen The Space Between Us: Exploring the Dimensions of Human Relationships San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1992

Jung, Carl. Answer to Job. in "The Portable Jung" ed. Joseph Campbell. New York: Penguin, 1976

Mandala Symbolism. Princeton: Bollingen, 1972

Kapleau, Philip. The Three Pillars of Zen. Garden City, N.Y.: Anchor Press/Doubleday, 1980

Kopp, Richard R. Metaphor Therapy: Using Client-Generated Metaphors in Psychotherapy. Brunner/Mazel, New York 1995

Klee, Paul. Pedagogical Sketchbook. London: Faber and Faber, Introduction and translation by Sibyl Maholy-Nagy, 1953

Koestler, Arthur. Janus: A Summing Up. New York: Random House, 1978

Kohut, Heinz. The Restoration of the Self. N.Y.:International University Press, 1977

Kovecses, Zoltan. Metaphor: A Practical Introduction second edition, Oxford University Press 2010

Lakoff, George "How The Body Shapes Thought: Thinking With an All Too Human Brain," And "How to Live with an Embodied Mind: When Causation, Mathematics, Morality, The Soul, And God Are Essentially Metaphorical Ideas," in The Nature and Limits of Human Understanding, Anthony J. Sanford editor, T & T Clark, New York 2003

"Two Metametaphorical Issues": 1) The Meanings of Literal, 2) A Figure of Thought. Berkeley Cognitive Science Report No. 38. May, 1986
Women, Fire, and Dangerous Things: What Categories Reveal about the Mind. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987
More than Cool Reason: A Field Guide to Poetic Metaphor. Chicago: Univ. Of Chicago Press, 1989

Lakoff, George and Johnson, Mark. Metaphors We Live By. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1980

Philosophy in The Flesh: The Embodied Mind And Its Challenge to Western Thought. Basic Books. 1999

Langer, Susanne. Philosophy in a New Key. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1942

Langs, Robert. The Therapeutic Environment. N.Y.: Jason Aronson, 1979

Lao Tzu. Tao Te Ching. trans. Gia-Fu Feng and Jane English N.Y.:Vintage, 1972

Lehman, David. Signs of the Times. New York: Poseidon, 1991

Lewin, Roger. Complexity - Life at the Edge of Chaos. New York: Macmillan, 1992

MacIntyre, Alasdair. After Virtue. Notre Dame, Indiana: Univ. of Notre Dame Press, 1981

Mahler, Margaret S., with Pine, F. and Bergman, A. The Psychological Birth of the Human Infant. N.Y.: Basic Books, 1975

Maslow, Abraham. Toward a Psychology of Being. N.Y.: Van Nostrand Company, 1968

McNeill, David. Hand and Mind: What Gestures Reveal about Thought. Chicago: University of Chicago Press 1992

Milner, Marion: see Field, J., pseudonym.

Milner, Marion. On not being able to paint. New York: International Universities Press, 1957

Moody, Raymond. The Light Beyond. New York: Bantam Books, 1988

Morse, Melvin. Closer to the Light: Learning from the Near-Death Experiences of Children. New York: Random House, 1990

Transformed by the Light. New York: Random House 1992

Moscowitz, Michael. Reading Minds: a Guide to the Cognitive Neuroscience Revolution Karnak Books: London 2010

Mullan, John. Kierkegaard's Philosophy. N.Y.: New Amer. Lib., 1981

Murdoch, Iris. Metaphysics as a Guide to Morals. New York: Penguin,1992

Needleman, Jacob. The Heart of Philosophy. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1982

Nisker, Wes. Crazy Wisdom. Berkeley: Ten Speed Press, 1990

O'Doherty, Brian. Inside the White Cube. San Francisco: Lapis, 1986

Piaget, Jean. The Essential Piaget. N.Y.: Basic Books, 1977

Regier, Terry. The Human Semantic Potential: Spatial Language and Constrained Connectionism. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1996

Rest, James R. Development in Judging Moral Issues. Minneapolis, Minnesota: University of Minnesota Press, 1979

Rilke, Rainer Maria. The Book of Hours. Poems from the Book of Hours, "Das Stundenbuch." Trans. by Babette Deutsch. Norfolk, Conn.: New Directions, 1941

Rinpoche, Sogyal. The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying. New York: HarperCollins, 1992

Rogers, Carl R. On Becoming a Person. A Therapist's View of Psychotherapy. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1961

Roman, Klara. Handwriting, A Key to Personality. N.Y.: Pantheon Books 1952

Sacks, Oliver. The Man Who Mistook His Wife for A Hat. New York, Harper & Row 1985 (Perennial Library Edition)

Seeing Voices. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1989

Sannella, Lee. The Kundalini Experience: Psychosis or Transcendence. Lower Lake, California: Integral Publishing, 1987

Saslow, James. Ganymede in the Renaissance. New Haven: Yale, 1986

Siegelman, Ellen. Metaphor and Meaning in Psychotherapy. New York: Guilford, 1990

Soskice, Janet Martin. Metaphor and Religious Language. Oxford: Clarendon 1985

Stendahl On Love. trans. H.B.V. under the direction of C.K. Scott- Moncrieff N.Y.: Grosset and Dunlap, 1967

Sweetser, Eve Eliot. From Etymology to Pragmatics: The Mind-as-Body Metaphor in Semantic Structure and Semantic Change Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990.

Talmy, Leonard. "Force Dynamics in Language and Cognition" in Cognitive Science, Vol. 12, No. 1. Jan-Mar. 1988

Tarnas, Richard. The Passion of the Western Mind. Random House, New York 1991

Turner, Mark. Death is the Mother of Beauty: Mind, Metaphor, Criticism Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987

Vygotsky, Lev. Mind in Society. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard, 1978

Thought and Language. Cambridge, Mass.: M.I.T., 1962

The Spiritual in Art. Edited by Edward Weisberger New York: Abbeville Press, 1986

Von Eckartsberg, Rolf. "Maps of the Mind" in The Metaphors of Consciousness, edited by Ronald S. Valle and Rolf von Eckartsberg. New York: Plenum Press, 1981

Wertcsh, James V. Vygotsky and the Social Formation of Mind. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard, 1985

Wilber, Ken. Eye to Eye. Garden City, N.Y.: Anchor, 1983

Sex, Ecology, Spirituality: The Spirit of Evolution. Shambhala. Boston, 1995.
Up from Eden. Boston: New Science Library, 1986

Winner, Ellen. The Point of Words: Children's Understanding of Metaphor and Irony. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard, 1988

Wollheim, Richard. On Art and the Mind. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard, 1974

The Thread of Life. Cambridge: Harvard, 1984
Painting as an Art. Princeton, 1987