Preface. Introduction: The Mystic Vision. Softly Falls the Dew... Mother Earth and Father Time. The Angel Michael and the Serpent. The Spider Woman Weaves her Spell. Isis and the Mystery of the Perfect Fit. Godly Lovers and Angelic Wives. Odin and the Angelic Theory of Evolution. The Story of the Previous Ring. The Mighty Men, the Men of Renown. The Gods Turn to Humans for Help. Orpheus, the Sphinx and the Timelock. Noah and the Waters of Forgetfulness. Rama and Sita - the Lovers in the Forest. Krishna, Snow White and the Seven Maids. Gilgamesh and the Elixir of Immortality. Abraham, the Father of Thinking in the Head. Moses and the Gods of War. Solomon, Sex and Beauty. Elijah in between the Worlds. The Buddha's Story. Socrates and his Daemon. Jesus Turns the World Inside Out. The Sun at Midnight. The Age of Miracles. The Mountain Comes to Mohammed. Charlemagne and the Paladins of Pain. Perceval Makes a Fool of Himself. Tales of the Arabian Nights. St Francis Takes the Gospels Seriously. The New Arabian Way of Loving. Dante, the Templars and the Road Less Travelled. Christian Rosencreutz and the Birth of Yoga. Joan and the Key to the Small Door. The Fairies Want our Juice. Paracelsus and the Mysteries of Spiritual Healing. The Cobbler Has Another Way of Knowing... Shakespeare and the Rosicrucians. Supernatural Stories in the Age of Science. Napoleon - the Great Magnet of the Age. Abraham and Bernadette. The Nabob of Odd. The Great Secret of This World. The Story of Life after Death. Jung and his Daemon. Fatima and the Secrets of the Guardian Angel. Hitler and the Hungarian Angels. The That Without Which. Lorna Byrne and the Mysticism of Everyday Life. Conclusion. Notes. Selected Bibliography. Acknowledgements. Index.
Jonathan Black is the nom de plume of Mark Booth, who has worked in publishing for over twenty years.
'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. * Gyles Brandreth *
'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. * Caroline Myss *
'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. * New Review *
'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. * Philip Carr-Gomm *