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The Sacred History

How Angels, Mystics and Higher Intelligence Made Our World

About The Book

This collection of stories and illustrations—all about the wonders of the spiritual realm—takes you on a captivating ride from the great myths of ancient civilization to astounding discoveries of the modern era.

Written by the New York Times bestselling author of The Secret History of the World, The Sacred History takes you on a captivating journey through the great myths of ancient civilizations to the astounding discoveries of the modern era.

The Sacred History is the epic story of human interaction with angels and other forms of higher intelligence, starting from Creation all the way 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 demons, and the connection between modern-day mystics and their ancient counterparts. This spellbinding historical narrative brings together great figures—such as Krishna, Moses, Buddha, Elijah, Mary and Jesus, and Mohammed—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 of 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.

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 the human experience that are sometimes forgotten, revealing mysterious and mystic patterns, and helping us to see the operation of the supernatural in our own lives.

About The Author

Photograph by Rina Gill

Mark Booth taught philosophy and theology at Oriel College, Oxford, and has worked in publishing for more than twenty years. He is currently the publishing director at Century in London.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atria Books (May 16, 2017)
  • Length: 528 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781451698572

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Raves and Reviews

“Mark Booth has written 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

"Mark Booth is the C.S. Lewis of our time.”

– Graham Hancock, New York Times Bestselling author

“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, author of The 7 Secrets of Happiness and Philip and Elizabeth: Portrait of a Marriage

Praise for The Secret History of the World

“Weirdly plausible . . . excellent.”

– Christina Hardyment, The Times (London)

“The author has done important work with and on behalf of the angels, showing how they and other spiritual beings work in the world. It truly is an angelic history.”

– Lorna Byrne, author of Angels in My Hair, Stairways to Heaven and A Message of Hope from the Angels

“This is the most controversial book I have ever reviewed.... What an amazing piece of work!”

– Colin Wilson, author of The Outsider and Beyond the Occult

“Beautifully written. This book has my mind on fire with argument and wonder.”

– Anne Rice, New York Times Bestselling author

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