This book uses the insights of modern science and the writings of three ancient Christians (Dionysius the Areopagite, St. Thomas Aquinas, and Hildegard of Bingen) to chart "the role of consciousness beyond the human." This is no ordinary book on angels!

Fox, an Episcopal priest, and Sheldrake, an English biochemist, link these celestial beings to the processes of human thought, the unfolding of evolution, the challenges of conscience, the sun and the stars, the expansion of deep ecumenism, and the future of the planet. This thought-provoking volume demonstrates the felicitous epiphanies which can arise creatively out of a mix of science and spirituality. The authors conclude that the resacralization of the world is a challenge for contemporary human beings and their guardian angels.