Magic, the occult, the mystical?is there anything behind those words? If there is, is it anything beyond horror-movie clichés? People the world over have always known and interacted with these hidden forces. But in our culture, there are very few ways to sort out truth from nonsense.
In this book, Richard Smoley, an expert on the occult, delves into the world of mind power, magic, suggestion, and the realms of the unseen. He speaks simply and clearly, in common-sense terms, about these mysterious forces, how they can work for you, and what you need to avoid. This trip through unseen worlds could be most exciting adventure of your life, and possibly the most important, as you learn about:
- The Colors of Magic
- The Life Force
- The Astral Light
- Thought Power
- Psychic Powers
- The Tarot
- Ghosts, Angels, and Spirits
- Life after Death
- Witchcraft and Satanism
- Atlantis and Lost Civilizations
- The Last Judgment
- The Kingdom of God
- The Brotherhood
- Psychedelics and Spirituality
Richard Smoley is editor of Quest: Journal of the Theosophical Society
and former editor of Gnosis: A Guide to the Western Inner Traditions.
He has published eleven books, including Forbidden Faith: The Secret History of Gnosticism; Inner Christianity: A Guide to the Esoteric Traditions;
and Supernatural: Writings on an Unknown History.
He has spent over 40 years studying the world?s mystical traditions