Raven: The Untold Story of the Rev. Jim Jones and His People
The basis for the upcoming HBO miniseries and the "definitive account of the Jonestown massacre" (Rolling Stone). Tim Reiterman's Raven provides the seminal history of the Rev. Jim Jones, the Peoples Temple, and the murderous ordeal at Jonestown in 1978. This PEN Award-winning work explores the ideals gone wrong, the intrigue, and the grim realities behind the Peoples Temple and its implosion in the jungle of South America. Reiterman's reportage clarifies enduring misperceptions of the character and motives of Jim Jones, the reasons why people followed him, and the important truth that many of those who perished at Jonestown were victims of mass murder rather than suicide. This widely sought work is restored to print after many years with a new preface by the author.
Alcoholics Anonymous, Deluxe Edition
A 75th anniversary keepsake volume of the most important and practical self-help book ever written, Alcoholics Anonymous. Here is a special deluxe edition of a book that has changed millions of lives and launched the modern recovery movement: Alcoholics Anonymous. This edition not only reproduces the original 1939 text of Alcoholics Anonymous, but as a special bonus features the complete 1941 Saturday Evening Post article "Alcoholics Anonymous" by journalist Jack Alexander, which, at the time, did as much as the book itself to introduce millions of seekers to AA's program. Alcoholics Anonymous has touched and transformed myriad lives, and finally appears in a volume that honors its posterity and impact.
The Jefferson Bible
"To the corruptions of Christianity I am indeed opposed; but not to the genuine precepts of Jesus himself." -Thomas Jefferson, 1803. With these words, written to a personal friend, Thomas Jefferson began one of the most audacious religious experiments in American history. On and off for the next 17 years (including his term in the White House), Jefferson cut and pasted the philosophy of Jesus Christ, as recorded in Scripture, into one compact statement. He purposefully omitted any references to the virgin birth, miraculous healings, demonic possession, or supernatural events of any kind. His aim was to distinguish the moral philosophy of Christ from the religion that was later created around Christ. This volume includes the original 1940 foreword by editor Douglas E. Lurton, which provides an engaging introduction to the history behind Jefferson's effort. Jefferson's selections are beautifully recomposed in a dignified yet pleasing style for a gem of compactness and clarity.
Mind as Builder: The Positive Mind Metaphysics of Edgar Cayce
Gain a whole new perspective on Edgar Cayce's core principle that "mind is the builder" - and what it means for you. In this electrifying and practical book, acclaimed author Mitch Horowitz explores the inner meaning of Edgar Cayce's positive-mind principles and how to use them in your life. With brevity and precision, Mitch combines history and hands-on instruction to open a new window on power of thought, the ways that current science is validating metaphysics, and how to use Cayce's mind philosophy to improve and expand your life.
One Simple Idea: How Positive Thinking Reshaped Modern Life
From the millions-strong audiences of Oprah and The Secret to the mass-media ministries of evangelical figures like Joel Osteen and T. D. Jakes, to the motivational bestsellers and New Age seminars to the twelve-step programs and support groups of the recovery movement and to the rise of positive psychology and stress-reduction therapies, this idea - to think positively - is metaphysics morphed into mass belief. This is the biography of that belief.
The Miracle Club: How Thoughts Become Reality
Following in the footsteps of a little-known group of esoteric seekers from the late 19th century who called themselves “the Miracle Club”, Mitch Horowitz shows that the spiritual “wish fulfillment” practices known as the law of attraction, positive thinking, “the Secret,” and the science of getting rich actually work. Weaving these ideas together into a concise, clear formula, with real-life examples of success, he reveals how your thoughts can impact reality and make things happen. In this “manual for miracles”, Horowitz explains how we each possess a creative agency to determine and reshape our lives. He shows how thinking in a directed, highly focused, and emotively charged manner expands our capacity to perceive and transform events and allows us to surpass ordinary boundaries of time and physical space. Building on Neville Goddard's view that the human imagination is God the creator and Ralph Waldo Emerson's techniques for attaining personal power, he explores the highest uses of mind-power metaphysics and explains what works and what doesn't, illuminating why and how events bend to our thoughts. He encourages listeners to experiment and find themselves “at the helm of infinite possibilities.” Laying out a specific path to manifest your deepest desires, from wealth and love to happiness and security, Horowitz provides focused exercises and concrete tools for change and looks at ways to get more out of prayer, affirmation, and visualization. He also provides the first serious reconsideration of New Thought philosophy since the death of William James in 1910. He includes crucial insights and effective methods from the movement's leaders such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Napoleon Hill, Neville Goddard, William James, Andrew Jackson Davis, Wallace D. Wattles, and many others. Defining a miracle as “circumstances or events that surpass all conventional or natural expectation”, the author invites you to join him in pursuing miracles and achieve power over your own life.
The Miracle Habits
The people who doubted you are in for the shock of their lives. Mitch Horowitz, "a cross between Aleister Crowley and Alan Watts" (Duncan Trussell), delivers this generation's most literate and liberating self-help book in The Miracle Habits. Mitch shows how to foster a life of revolutionary self-direction through 13 "Miracle Habits" - radical but workable commitments that allow you to "Spend for Power" (Habit 8), "Get Away from Cruel People" (Habit 6), "Rule in Hell" (Habit 13), and produce fortuitous events surpassing all expectation in career, creativity, relationships, charisma, and self-respect. "This book", Mitch writes, "is about more than cultivating sanctioned notions of success or acceptance. It is not about being 10% happier, 'good enough', or reorganizing your sock drawer. It is about fostering miracles. Not as a once-in-a-lifetime experience but as a recurring and natural part of life".
Infinite Potential: The Greatest Works of Neville Goddard
Neville Goddard, most often known simply as Neville, is one of the most powerful writers in the realm of mystical spirituality. Unknown during his lifetime, his work has grown increasingly popular, and his writings have influenced the likes of Rhonda Byrne, Carlos Castaneda, Joseph Murphy, and Wayne Dyer. The founding principle of Neville's work was stunning in its simplicity - Your imagination is God. This message of empowerment has resonated with countless people, urging them to fearlessly explore their own potential in a new way. Compiled and introduced by PEN Award-winning historian Mitch Horowitz, Infinite Potential is a curated compendium of Neville's work, including the complete text of his first book, At Your Command, along with three never-before anthologized pieces from the great writer. Horowitz is the leading expert on Neville and his teachings, and his introduction frames Neville's work in both a historical and modern-day context, offering a complete timeline of the writer's somewhat mysterious life. Infinite Potential is an accessible and profound anthology from one of the greatest spiritual minds of the 20th century.
There is a River: The Story of Edgar Cayce
A new edition of the landmark, worldwide best seller on the life of the famed medical clairvoyant and founding father of the new age: Edgar Cayce.
Edgar Cayce (1877-1945) is known to millions today as the grandfather of the new age. A medical clairvoyant, psychic, and Christian mystic, Cayce provided medical, psychological, and spiritual advice to thousands of people who swore by the effectiveness of his trance-based readings. But Cayce was not always a household name. When a young, skeptical journalist named Thomas Sugrue first met Cayce in 1927, the world had not yet heard of the "sleeping prophet". During years of unique access, Sugrue completed his landmark biography, which on its publication in 1942 brought national attention to Cayce and stands as the sole record written during the seer's lifetime. This edition includes a new introduction by historian Mitch Horowitz. It highlights the enduring significance of Cayce's message and the role this book played in its dissemination.
The Power of Unlimited Imagination: A Collection of Neville's San Francisco Lectures
In 1952, spiritual visionary Neville Goddard delivered a series of deeply insightful talks on how to break through your psychological dilemmas using the limitless creative powers within you. Speaking in San Francisco, the teacher laid out his mental and mystical program with complete clarity and depth. These lectures have been lost to time - until now. Margaret Ruth Broome - a trusted and longtime student of Neville's - edited and transcribed these talks from a series of personal notes. These concise lessons illuminate Neville's teaching for the newcomer and provide fresh ideas and practices for the longtime student. Narrated by historian Mitch Horowitz, The Power of Unlimited Imagination is an unforgettable journey into the work of a modern master. Born to an English family in Barbados, Neville Goddard (1905-1972) moved to New York City at age 17 to study theater. In 1932, he abandoned his work as a dancer and actor to dedicate himself to a career as a metaphysical writer and lecturer. Neville influenced a wide range of spiritual thinkers, from Joseph Murphy to Carlos Castaneda.