"One of the most interesting books Ive ever read is a book by Peter Kingsley called In the Dark Places of Wisdom. Wisdom wasnt just a matter of books. It was about going into the unconscious and minding the treasures of the unconscious through vision, dream, trance, and intuition; getting in touch with reality from within. And those are the kinds of secrets that we have lost in our whole western world."
author of The Woman with the Alabaster Jar and The Feminine Face of Christianity
"This remarkable book speaks with equal power to the scholar and the seeker alike. To absorb what it says is to encounter a completely new vision of the ancient world that lies at the root of our own civilization. Right there, at our own feet, lies a forgotten tradition that has the power to transform all our views about our culture and our life."
author of Lost Christianity and The Heart of Philosophy
"With its surprisingly fresh and original approach, In the Dark Places of Wisdom includes a wealth of suggestions and observations hardly ever made before... The philosophical and mystical roots of Western civilization start to appear in a completely new light."
author of Greek Religion and Ancient Mystery Cults
"This beautiful book is a transmission of life and wisdom."
EL MUNDO (Madrid, Spain)
"Peter Kingsley is a master excavator of lost and hidden meanings. He accomplishes nothing less than giving us a new pair of eyes by which to see the true philosophical and spiritual depth of the ancient world upon which our own civilization is built. In the beautiful and penetrating language of an accomplished storyteller, he shows the absolute relevance of history and wisdom to our own present life."
author of The Yoga Tradition and Tantra, the Path of Ecstasy
"Quite simply a masterpiece: a work of immaculate, luminous scholarship which recovers for Western civilization the treasures of wisdom discarded by Plato over 2000 years ago. No-one could fail to respond to this story or be moved by the poetic prose which takes us 'as far as longing can reach' and opens a door into depths which have never been recognized, let alone explored by our culture."
co-author of The Myth of the Goddess and The Mystic Vision
"Compelling, fascinating, hard to put down. Told in a direct, lucid style the story reads like an intriguing detective novel. Each page reveals new depths of thoughtrevelations that can serve us today if we are to survive the contemporary illusions of reality that are poisoning our souls."
author of Bless Me, Ultima and Tortuga
"This gives me great hope, the dawning of insight. It is a very important book that at last brings the past to life and true relevance againa pioneering effort in recovering the origins of our humanity and uncovering the source from which each of us springs."
editor of Parabola