Whatever we put our mind on, forms our consciousness.
The mind is like water. It takes on the form you pour it into. Pour water into a pitcher, it takes that form. Pour it into a glass, it takes that form, etc.
Our mind will take on the form or “consciousness’” of whatever we read, pray, think, etc. So, if we are thinking a lot about sex, we will usually become aroused and think more about it. If we think about food, we usually begin to crave food. This is what is called metaphysics. What you think about…you bring about…to a degree.
This is why it’s important to watch what you read. There have been tests that have shown you actually absorb the energy of the book and writer you are reading.
Reading scriptures and writings of saints and prophets is a good way to align yourself in Spirit. I have even seen people who don’t even understand what they are reading (for instance, The Bible), but yet read it every day for 10-15 plus years. They have absorbed the essence of the writings. They might not still know what they are reading, but they have more peace and serenity in their lives.
So, read books that are written by the saints and prophets, true scriptures. You still get the benefits even though you might not understand them.