Peter Kingsley’s Book of Life is the culmination and completion of an extraordinary body of work. As a historian he has revolutionized our understanding of ancient philosophy and religion; as a mystic, he introduced us to what philosophy and religion are meant to be.

Hauntingly personal, almost autobiographical, this is not the story of one man’s life. It’s the secret story of us all. Beyond scepticism and cynicism, belief or imagination, A Book of Life offers a roadmap to reality by showing how it still is possible to experience the sacred truths our ancestors knew and lived—that inside every human being lies the universe and that life itself, in all its splendour, is what lies behind our tiny lives.

This little book is a wide open door into the timeless magic and unfathomable mystery our modern world has managed to forget. Even so, to encourage anyone to read it now would be totally wrong—because it was written to be read not by people today but in a distant future.

For an elegantly simple introduction to A Book of Life by the psychologist Robert Sardello, you are welcome to listen here.


“This indescribable book is more than a book. It’s an apocalypse—a fire from another world.”



Publication date: 1 September 2021.

ISBN: 978-1-9996384-4-3 (hardback) or 978-1-9996384-5-0 (paperback). Length:  258 pages. Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5″ (216 x 140 mm). Price: $37.50 + shipping (hardback) or $25.00 + shipping (paperback). Publisher: Catafalque Press.


About Peter Kingsley

PETER KINGSLEY is internationally recognized for his groundbreaking work on the origins of western spirituality, philosophy and culture. Through his writings as well as lectures he speaks straight to the heart and has helped to transform many people’s understanding not only of the past, but of who they are.

He is the author of six books which together have exerted the profoundest and most far-reaching influence outside as well as inside academia. For years he has lectured very widely—speaking to Native American elders and psychologists, professional scholars and followers of different spiritual traditions, healers and medical practitioners as well as people who very simply are aware of the need to wake up to a reality greater than the one we are used to.

After receiving the degree of Master of Letters from King’s College Cambridge in 1977, Peter Kingsley was awarded a PhD by the University of London. He has worked together with many of the most prominent figures in the fields of classics and anthropology, philosophy and religious studies, ancient civilizations and the history of both healing and science. He is the recipient of numerous academic awards and holds honorary professorships or fellowships at universities in Canada, the United Kingdom and United States.

To explore the work of Peter Kingsley, visit www.peterkingsley.org