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The Sacred History

The Sacred History

How Angels, Mystics and Higher Intelligence Made Our World

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.
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  • Atria Books | 
  • 528 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781451698565 | 
  • February 2014
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The Mythical Origins of Human Civilization

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

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The Sacred History 1 Softly Falls the Dew . . .
In the beginning there was no time, no space, no matter—only darkness.

Scientists have almost nothing to say about this time—and neither do mystics. Whichever way you look at it, it’s almost impossible to discover anything at all about this darkness or even to find any words to begin to describe it.

But while scientists claim it was nothing more than nothingness, believers claim it was nothing less than the teeming mind of... see more

About the Author

Mark Booth
Photograph by Rina Gill

Mark Booth

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.

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