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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.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This is a really fantastic book - I think everyone will find something special in it - well done on another great piece of writing :o)Published 4 months ago by Wendy
Lots of interesting 'stories' from different cultures and religions. It starts very well, but seems to lose the thread a bit.Published 6 months ago by Noel Gallagher
Oh how I love Jonathan Blacks ability to transport me into that other realm. He makes such a wonderful job of connecting us to our very first ancestors. Read morePublished 7 months ago by E. M. Westergaard