'A new bible for the New Age, weaving mystical traditions from East and West, astrology, alchemy and angels into one amazing, life-enhancing story' Gyles Brandreth. 'The Sacred History is unlike any book I have ever read about spirituality. It challenged my beliefs from the very beginning and has renewed my faith in the fundamentally spiritual nature of reality' Philip Carr-Gomm, Chief of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids. 'A masterpiece. From the moment I began reading this book, I knew Booth had accomplished a remarkable feat of repositioning ancient knowledge in such a way that we see truth through yet another lens. I absolutely loved this book' Caroline Myss, author of Anatomy of the Spirit and Sacred Contracts. 'An aesthetic delight. But, more importantly, it deserves to be studied and read. Black is that rare thing: an author who is at once deeply esoteric and highly accessible. With The Secret History and The Sacred History, Black is doing for spirituality what The God Delusion and God is Not Great have done for materialism. Let's hope he opens the floodgates' Sevak Edward Gulbekian, New Review.
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The history we were taught in school is secular history. But what if the central claims of world religion are true? The Sacred History is the epic story of human interaction with angels and other forms of higher intelligence, from Creation through to the operations of the supernatural in the modern world. What emerges is an alternative history of great men and women guided by angels or daemons, and the connection between modern day mystics of their ancient counterparts. A spellbinding historical narrative brings together Krishna, Moses, Buddha, Elijah, Mary and Jesus, Mohammed, Joan of Arc, Abraham Lincoln, the angels who helped Hungarian Jews persecuted by the Nazis and stories from African, Native American and Celtic traditions. Woven into this is an amazing array of mystical connections, including the surprising roots not only of astrology and alternative medicine, but also important literary and artistic movements, aspects of mainstream science and religion, and a wide range of cultural references that takes in modern cinema, music and literature. Along the way we meet Gollum from The Lord of the Rings, Rose Red and Snow White, David Bowie, Terrence Malik and David Foster Wallace. This is a book of true stories, but it is also a book about stories. It shows how they can tell us things about the deep structure of human experience that are sometimes forgotten, revealing mysterious patterns and mystic traces, and helping us to see the operation of the supernatural in our own lives.
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