Mark Booth, also known as Jonathan Black, is author of the best selling book
The Secret History of the World , The Secret History of Dante and now, The Sacred History.
“The danger of delusion was made worse, by the love of delusion. What's best for me and what is worst for me, the thing I most ought to do and the thing I most ought not to do, look very much alike. In my heart of hearts I may know which is which - but then a spirit of perversity makes me want to choose wrongly. Great psychic perturbation always surrounds great beauty."
"Would the cosmos have any value if there were no humans to be conscious of it?"
"In the world of the atheists nothing is meant to be, unless by human agency. In the spiritual world-view, everything is meant to be."
"The greatest intelligence - intelligence of the heart."
"Does unembodied intelligence draw near us when we read certain books?"
"We all experience altered states from time to time. The key question is: Can we learn anything from these altered states that we wouldn't otherwise discover?"
"Esoteric thinking is thinking outside the box if the box is materialism."
"There is an ultimate Why? The greatest artists ask it."
"We live by a polite fiction that we all share the same form of consciousness."
"Different people have different forms of consciousness - get over it!"
“Might there be levels of truth of reality that are missed by the science-orientated, common-sense consciousness we use to navigate our way through traffic jams, supermarkets and e-mails?”