[All of my books are available online at Amazon (including Kindle versions), and your favorite Bookstore can order them, or you can get an Autographed copy from www.WoodstockReveries.com.]
THE BEAUTY AND NOBILITY OF LIFE: The Restoration of Meaning in a World Overwhelmed by Commercialism, Scientism, and Fundamentalism (Winner of the 1st Place Gold 2017 Nautilus Book Award in the category ‘USA Spiritual Growth and Development’)
My new book has several related themes. First, it critiques many aspects of contemporary life that try to extinguish that radiant “gleam of light” (Emerson’s phrase) we all possess and turn us into powerless servants of the status quo: mindless conformity; excessive consumerism; disrespect for ourselves, others, and nature; and narrow-minded, fall-in-line thinking. The book then turns to the sanctity of the individual, the magnificence of life, and the unity and Oneness of all creation. In a time of so much anger, divisiveness and hate, it emphasizes love, compassion, creativity, dignity, thinking for oneself, standing up to power, and intuiting higher levels of life beyond what can be seen, heard, or touched, in order to transcend our limitations and discover our true place in this marvelous universe.
EAT HEALTHY: Live Longer, Live Kinder
Even the most orthodox medical professional now understands that a vast amount of our healthcare problems (diabetes, heart disease, cancer, etc.), could be avoided, lessened, or healed, by simply adopting a healthy, natural diet. Fortunately, wholesome foods are delicious and enjoyable. Eating well means living well, with love and respect for ourselves, for each other, and for the planet.
A short, practical, informative book that included wonderful vegan recipes by Rhea Parsons.
THE DOOR IS OPEN: The 7 Steps of Spiritual Awakening in Myth and Scripture
The door is always open. The light is always ready to receive us. But we have to learn how to tread the path. Fortunately, all the wonderful myths and legends of ancient Greece, as well as all the sacred and beautiful stories of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, have the common aim of showing us, through symbols and allegories, a practical method for reaching spiritual enlightenment, for returning ‘home’. THE DOOR IS OPEN describes the seven precise steps that are revealed in all great mythology and scripture, along with enjoyable and effective spiritual exercises and activities that are suitable for individual seekers or groups of friends working together.
THE SACRED CHALICE: Women of the Bible – The Psychological and Spiritual Meaning of Their Stories
This is a book about the remarkable female characters in the Bible, and what each woman represents within our soul. It doesn’t talk about their stories as ‘literal history’. It talks about the inner psychological meaning. The Bible can be read as an allegorical, mythological description of the inner work the soul must do to rise from this lowly material state of being to a state of spiritual enlightenment. At every step along the path there is a necessary Feminine Principle as well as a Masculine Principle: e.g., Abraham and Sarah, Isaac and Rebecca, Moses and Miriam, and in the New Testament version, Jesus and Mary. This is absolutely critical to the soul’s journey. In fact, without the help of the Sacred Feminine, attaining enlightenment is impossible! Without her, all spiritual evolution is impossible! She is the key to Creation and Return. Find out why.
SYMBOLS, MEANING, AND THE SACRED QUEST: Spiritual Awakening in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Stories
Fed up with violence, hatred, and bigotry? In a world where religious differences often trigger hatred and violence, here is a book that celebrates the beauty, decency, wisdom and unity of all our traditions. When you unveil the inner symbolism of all the world’s great scriptures, you find that they are all reminding us that we are children of the same divine source and we are all here for the same reason; to experience life to its fullest, to love ourselves and each other unconditionally, to open our hearts and minds to the full splendor of the universe, and to awaken that spark of divinity within each one of us that can lift our soul back to that source in conscious communion.
LOVE, WISDOM, AND GOD: The Longing of the Western Soul
Morality, as secularists know, does not require a deity. Blind faith, as atheists know, often leads to hatred and violence. Taking myth and scripture as literal history, as scientists know, borders on the nonsensical. If religion is to be credible for modern sophisticated people, there has to be more. And there is! In LOVE, WISDOM AND GOD, Andrew Cort demonstrates that in their deepest and most important sense, myths are internal psychological stories. They weave the tale of a soul – your soul – that has descended into material life and must now do the necessary inner work to return ‘home’. The book includes astonishing new interpretations and insights into the legends of Greek Mythology, Adam and Eve, and the Eleusinian Mysteries.
FROM JOSHUA TO JESUS: A Brief Chronicle of the Kings, Empires. Legends and Ideas, that Paved the Way to Bethlehem
In this comprehensive little book, Andrew Cort brings to life the history and legends of the twelve hundred amazing years between the conquering of the Promised Land and the birth of Jesus. It includes the stories of Saul, David, and Solomon, the building of the Temple and the origin of the Freemason legend, the fate of the Ten Lost Tribes, the miracles of Elijah, the Babylonian Exile, Queen Esther and the Purim Festival, the influence of Aristotle and Epicurus, Judah Maccabee and the story of Chanukah, the building of the second Temple, the canonization of the Hebrew Bible, Caesar and Cleopatra, the Roman oppression, the origins of the Pharisees, Sadducees, and Essenes, the birth of Jesus, plus much more.