God's Pretenders: Incredible True Stories of Magic and Alchemy

  • by G. Michael Vasey
  • Narrated by Lorraine Ansell
  • 1 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Harry Potter has nothing on these real wizards and alchemists who wielded God-like magical powers and performed the most amazing magical spells.
These amazing magicians, wizards, and warlocks could:

Change the weather
Heal the sick
Raise the dead
Turn lead into gold
Be in two places at once
Make fire with their will power
Live forever and never age

The book contains chapters on the following magicians:

Apollonius of Tyana - Wizard, Wanderer & Sage
Simon Magus - The Pretender Messiah
Michael Scot - The Great Scottish Wizard
Nicholas Flamel and the Book of Abraham the Jew
Paracelsus and the Beginnings of Science
Henry Cornelius Agrippa - The Occult Philosopher
John Dee & Edward Kelly - Elizabethan Magical Adventurers
Sir Francis Bacon / St. Germain - Royal Adept?
Sir Isaac Newton - Scientist and Secret Alchemist
Eliphas Levi - Founder of Modern Magic
Austin Osman Spare - Artist and Dark Magician
Frantisek Bardon - The Czech Master Magician
The Ordinary Magician - A Modern Tale of Magick

Listen now to learn about the amazing lives of real magicians and discover that fact is indeed often stranger than fiction....


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Fictional (?) biographies of historical ppl involved in magic and mysticism

A unique story. I applaud anyone
Who can write and get published however not every story is for everyone. I personally found the idea of the various historical people living forever due to te philosophers stone etc to be a stretch. Taken as a a fantastical historical fiction it was good, taken as presented it was too far fetched. I received this audiobook from the author narrator or publisher for free via audiobookblast in exchange for an unbiased review
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- Mary Karowski

All of the stories sound the same

What did you like best about God's Pretenders: Incredible True Stories of Magic and Alchemy? What did you like least?

I enjoyed the narrators cadence and pleasant voice in general. I did not enjoy the "true stories" that the author put forth. Before every account of magic, the author applies the disclaimer "the legend suggests" or "some people believe". I don't think true stories need to be partially discounted before the tale is even told.

Any additional comments?

With every Magician, they are bright and write of alchemy. In most cases they go on to find the philosophers stone and move to Asia. I felt like I was reading the same story with a different name and time during the dark ages. The Narrator was great and I would enjoy hearing her read again. I received this book for the purpose of review from the narrator or author at no cost through audiobook blast.

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- Sasquatch Survivor "Mcjiver"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-25-2016
  • Publisher: Gary Vasey