By Richard Smoley
This gem-like, concise anthology presents considerate individuals with either an advent to the mystical and a cause to take a clean examine it.
Nostradamus...channeling...Atlantis...divination. such a lot severe humans ponder such issues nonsense. yet glance back. Writing with highbrow verve and a deeply serious brain, non secular philosopher Richard Smoley explores and reconsiders the supernatural in heritage and today.
We are usually conditioned to think about the Judeo-Christian culture because the in basic terms legitimate, traditionally actual, and rational religious philosophy. Occultism, magic, and the esoteric are, in contrast, thought of illegitimate, delusional, and missing in intrinsic worthy. Supernatural challenges this prejudice, revealing that Western occult traditions are richer and extra traditionally impactful than so much people think. The e-book finds hidden diamonds and overlooked principles that represent the paranormal culture within the West.
For any reader, at any point of expertise, who has ever been all for an arcane topic – from psychical powers to mystery societies – here's a ebook that offers a whole but targeted, serious, but critical, and regularly respectful account of issues from the unseen global. Supernatural is an excellent primer to the occult and magical traditions of the West.
Praise for RICHARD SMOLEY
“I have a status rule: I learn whatever Richard Smoley writes.” —Larry Dossey, M.D.
“Smoley . . . is adept at unknotting the paradoxes of religious traditions and making new connections throughout centuries and languages.” —Library Journal
“He is likely one of the liveliest, such a lot intrepid, and so much proficient explorers of the religious panorama writing today.”
—Ptolemy Tompkins, writer of Paradise Fever