New Age Fiction is a genre in search of a home. In bookstores, the Spiritual Fiction section is about 80% religious fiction. If you ask if the store has a New Age section, likely you’ll be directed to a mix of nonfiction and novels with everything from Stephanie Meyer to Paulo Coelho.
Why should you read it?
I can’t presume to tell you why to read in this new genre. My motives are to be entertained, inspired, and perhaps find something I can add to my own spiritual practice. Many books and novels achieve one or two of these goals. However, it’s the rare book that can do all three. Some examples are Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M Pirsig, Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach, The Celestine Prophesy by James Redfield, and The Way of the Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman.
Why read these book reviews?
Did you know that Jack London wrote an incredible novel about astral projection, or that Deepok Chopra has tried his hand at fiction (unsuccessfully, in my opinion)?
My goal is to find entertaining and inspirational novels that address “agnostic” spiritual and new age beliefs in a meaningful way. I’m sure there are many out there, but how do you find them? How do you know if they’re worth your time and money? The reviews posted here may help you identify and evaluate the best of new age fiction, both new and classic.
What else does this site offer?
The occasional movie review, random thoughts, and links for new age readers and writers.
How can you participate?