Light-its symbolism pervades the world religions. There even has developed a modern religion of light whose practitioners refer to themselves as "lightworkers." Buddhists aspire to enlightenment; Christian and other mystics seek illumination. But what are the meanings of light in religion? Surprisingly, this is the first and only book to explore this profound subject. From the ancient standing stones of England and Europe to the now lost religion of Manichaeism, from Pythagoras and Plato to the present, Religion of Light provides an unforgettable introduction to light and to our consciousness of light.
Arthur Versluis is author of more than twenty-five books, translated into many languages. Religion of Light is the second in a trilogy of books that began with The Mystical State, and will conclude with another groundbreaking work, Perennial Philosophy.