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544 pages | 6 x 9
Foreword by Anne Baring

Nautilus Silver Book Award
The Scientific & Medical Network
2019 Book Prize

Merchants of Light

The Consciousness That Is Changing the World

​Betty J. Kovacs, Ph.D.​


​”Betty Kovacs’ Merchants of Light is a magnificent masterpiece of illumined scholarship, the most grounded and majestic evolutionary intelligence,
and the exquisitely written distillation of a lifetime’s experience of
​revelation and grace.
​— Andrew Harvey, Mystical Scholar, Founder and Director of Institute for Sacred Activism




As Western culture struggles with its addiction to a tragically limited and negative worldview, evidence of our shaman-mystic-scientist past, persistently repressed by Church and State, is emerging with the blueprint for our evolution. This blueprint is revealed in the heart wisdom of the mystic and in the new science of quantum physics. Both nurture and support the sacred knowledge of our immortality, divinity, and creativity. This is the wisdom of the whole mind — the visionary and the rational, the feminine and the masculine, the mystic and the scientist. This is the consciousness that is changing the world.

Merchants of Light returns to us these spiritual secrets on which our survival now depends:

  • Our soul stories that carry the blueprint for our evolution
  • The sacred knowledge that we are immortal, divine, and creative
  • The wisdom of the heart that was nurtured by the ancient shaman-mystic-scientist cultures and is now being validated by the new science


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Betty J. Kovacs, a recognized expert, shares her knowledge and passion through her books, speaking, teaching and media interviews in the United States and Europe.  She received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Irvine, in Comparative Literature and Theory of Symbolic/Mythic Language.  She taught Literature, Writing, and Symbolic/Mythic Language for twenty-five years.  She served many years as Chair and Program Chair on the Board of Directors of the Jung Society of Claremont in California and sits on the Academic Advisory Board of Forever Family Foundation.  She speaks to national and global audiences through webinars, keynote presentations and media interviews.  Dr. Kovacs is author of Merchants of Light: The Consciousness That Is Changing the World, winner of the Nautilus Silver Book Award and The Scientific & Medical Network 2019 Book Prize.  She has also written The Miracle of Death: There Is Nothing But Life.