Is it possible that major world events are affected by spirits – even if one doesn’t believe in them? Can it be that everything from decisions about peace and war to the food we eat and the gods we pray to may have roots in the disembodied voices whispering in the ears of popes and prophets, politicians and prime ministers, dictators and kings? It may seem incredible, but as J. H. Brennan reveals in this eye-opening new history, there is a wealth of evidence to suggest that such whisperings are not only possible, but that they have occurred again and again, subtly directing the course of human events.
In Whisperers, bestselling novelist and expert on the occult J. H. Brennan explores how the ‘spirit world’ – whether we believe in it or not – has influenced our own since the dawn of civilisation. With a novelist’s flair and a scholar’s keen eye, Brennan details the supernatural affinities of world leaders from King Nebuchadnezzar to Adolf Hitler, showing how the decisions and policies of each have been shaped by their supernatural beliefs and encounters. Brennan also examines the impact of visions, from Shamanism in native cultures to prophets such as Joan of Arc. Chronicling millennia of contact between the spirit world and our own, Whisperers presents an entirely new and different way to look at history.
'Whisperers is an eye-opening and fascinating look into alternative history' Kindred Spirit
'An authoritative new study of the influence of apparent spirit contact on the course of history from ancient time to the present time' The Daily Beast
'Whether or not you agree with Brennan, Whisperers is an interesting read. His work sweeps from the Ancient Egyptians and Greeks though to the Victorian table-turners and psychotropic drugs of the 1960s, providing us an original viewpoint where history is not a rational evolutionary progression so much as orchestrated by unseen forces whispering into the ears of men and women. It also provides a tremendous fund of anecdote to fuel dinner party discussions, with vivid pictures such as the skyclad wiccan ceremony turning back Hitler’s Luftwaffe' We Love This Book
‘Certainly one to blow the orthodox mindset’ Fortean Times
‘Excellent book. Highly readable. Entertaining...It is an extremely ambitious and satisfying study. I highly recommend it.’ Anne Rice, Author of Interview with a Vampire