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Spiritual Snake Oil
Spiritual Snake Oil

Spiritual Snake Oil

Fads & Fallacies in Pop Culture


146 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper, PDF, Mobipocket, EPUB

Trade Paper, $11.95 (US $11.95) (CA $12.95)

Publication Date: June 2011

ISBN 9781884365799

Rights: WOR

See Sharp Press (Jun 2011)


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Challenging the "wisdom" of bestselling new age and spiritual writers

The theories of prominent new age writers such as Rhonda Byrne, Deepak Chopra, Dinesh D'Souza, and Robert Pirsig are debunked in this endeavor to restore the public’s critical eye toward philosophical debate. Each chapter tackles a different contemporary spiritual author, examines his or her most familiar arguments, and exposes the irrationalities and falsities behind them from a rational, scientific viewpoint. From belief in God to New Age narcissism, the topics in Spiritual Snake Oil uncover the common fallacies in the assertions and advice given by today’s most popular new age figures.


"Sure to outrage religious readers, and not just fundamentalists, this chatty, totally irreverent title, written under a pseudonym, speaks to teen rebels of all faiths who question religious indoctrination . . . . Readers can dip in wherever they like to find support for their arguments against the nonbelievers or to find their own doubts reflected."  —Booklist on Disbelief 101

Author Biography

Chris Edwards is the author of Disbelief 101 and has written extensively for many skeptical and secularist periodicals, including the two most prominent, Free Inquiry and Skeptic.