Guide to Spiritual L. A.: The Irreverent, the Awake, and the True: The Irreverent, the Awake, and the True (Paperback)
WINNER OF TWO NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS: 2020 Nautilus Awards and 2020 National Indie Book Awards.
While to most of the world L.A. represents all that is superficial, deep at its core L.A. is the World Center of Spiritual Awakening. This new book by 4-time author Catherine Auman reveals a surprisingly rich and wide-ranging spiritual history that goes far beyond the stereotypical "new age" image evoked when most people think about the City of Angels.
Easy and fun to read, the book is packed with stunning colorful photos of the many locations connected with the spiritual movements, gurus, cults, authors, preachers and teachers who originated in L.A. Auman's latest work unveils a side of the city previously unknown to most Angelenos.
Would you like to learn why Hollywood is considered a spiritual vortex? Did you know that the entire Pentecostal movement was born when the front porch of a little house in Echo Park collapsed in 1906? Or that one of the men who founded Pasadena's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) was expelled for dabbling in the occult? Rich with detail and birthed from years of research, this book manages to both inform and entertain the reader, page by page.
Guide to Spiritual L.A. isn't just educational or entertaining, it makes you dream about when you'll be able to get out and tour. Auman's book is peppered with city trips as well as Day Trips: tours of the various sites of spiritual significance located across L. A. and even as far as the Desert, Santa Barbara, Ojai and the Southland. Readers can get lost in L.A.'s spiritual history for an hour, a day, or a weekend. Take your time, Los Angeles isn't going anywhere. Sit back in your favorite chair or head out on the road, spiritual L.A. awaits.
Buy this book NOW and learn why L.A. is the World Center of Spiritual Awakening.