Book Review — Supernatural

Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin

Smoley takes us on a tour of all things esoteric using his personal journey into that world as the framework. Beginning with the revival of interest in occultism which blossomed along with Hippies and Free Love, through the consolidation now known as New Age, and finally arriving at today’s New Consciousness, he separates fact from fiction bringing reason and common sense to subjects which have been exploited and misrepresented in proportion to the profitability that was generated.

With scholarly precision, he revisits Nostradamus, The Da Vinci Code, Atlantis, Freemasonry, A Course in Miracles, New Thought, and many other famed repositories of “secret wisdom”. Fair and clear-eyed, he communicates what his research unearthed in a surprisingly lively style. He speaks honestly to his readers as he recounts, elaborates and debunks. It makes for an intriguing read as well as excellent reference material. For those of us who also lived the journey he writes about, it a nostalgic revisiting with interesting clarifications. SHOP FOR THE BOOK

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