Review: The Sacred History by Jonathan Black

I thoroughly enjoyed Black’s previous book The Secret History of the World so when I came across The Sacred History of the World I knew I was going to enjoy it.  Black writes his non fiction books in such a way that you can’t help but be drawn into them.  Here is the blurb from GoodReads:

The Sacred History: How Angels, Mystics and Higher Intelligence Made Our World

“The Sacred History is an account of the workings of the supernatural in history. It tells the epic story of angels, from Creation, to Evolution through to the operations of the supernatural in the modern world.  This tale of how people and peoples have been helped by angels and other angelic beings is woven into a spellbinding narrative that brings together Krishna, Moses, Buddha, Elijah, Mary and Jesus, Mohammed, Joan of Arc, the angels who helped Hungarian Jews persecuted by the Nazis, and stories from African, Native American and Celtic traditions.  Told from the spiritual point of view, The Sacred History relates every betrayal, every change of heart, every twist and turn, everything that looks like a coincidence, every portent, every clue, every defeat, every rescue moments before the prison door clangs shut. This is the angelic version of events.” (GoodReads)

Essentially this book is about looking at the world and its history from the perspective of idealism as opposed to the more prevalent perspective of materialism.  This is the history of the world from a non secular outlook.  I found it fascinating and again Black has succeeded in communicating a story that we may know but telling it from a perspective that I had not considered.  What I found incredibly interesting was Black’s recounting of important cultural stories from the distant past all the way up to modern times.  I have always found the creation stories of other cultures as well as their myths and legends very interesting and nowadays we tend to look at all those stories as nothing more than fiction.  In this book Black presents these stories as a means to understanding the evolution of human consciousness, to see what these stories have to teach us from the perspective of idealism.  I really enjoyed this book and took my time with it.  If the blurb appeals to you, I’m pretty sure you’ll find this an interesting read.





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