It was 1962, and there was a sense of awakening in the air, a call to a different kind of life.
Young people hearing the siren song were pouring into San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury District from across the nation. A once-declining neighborhood, the Haight was blossoming overnight into a counterculture Mecca, spreading the new consciousness in a chaotic profusion of hippie pads, light shows, and drugs.
One sunny spring day, we met at an anarchist meeting.
Richard’s father, Julius, was a tough Marxist revolutionary who had known Chinese premier Mao Tse Tung prior to the 1949 communist takeover in China and had organized cannery workers from Monterey to San Francisco. Now he supported a hotbed of radical leftists who ran Ye Olde Anarchiste Bookstore in the Nathan storefront apartment on Ocean Avenue.
Although we attended UC-Berkeley for a while, we soon lost interest in school and in 1963 headed for Europe on an old freighter, an odyssey that took us through the slums of Morocco, Naples, and London and taught us more appreciation for the United States.
Upon our return to San Francisco in 1965, we landed an apartment by Golden Gate Park where the hippie movement was just taking off. From there, we watched gigantic “be-ins” teeming with “flower children,” loud bands, and drugs. Swept into the ’60s maelstrom, we plunged into the new psychedelics—LSD, mescaline, and marijuana—and became fervent “evangelists” for the world they opened—one of occult mysticism with its own false “born again” experience.
It was a brief flush of what felt like innocence.
For fourteen years, we explored everything that promised freedom, from humanistic and psycho-spiritual therapies to Eastern religions and “white” witchcraft, while Linda sporadically pursued her degree in psychology—a field rapidly melding with Eastern religious and occult concepts. Eventually, we became psychic “channelers” and “healers” in a New Age spiritualist church where Linda became one of the ministers as “Lady Linda.”
Surely, we thought, we’re on the cutting edge of new revelation for humanity. But what at first had seemed like a circus quickly became a nightmare.
By God’s great mercy, He rescued us both in 1976 and began transforming our lives.
Meanwhile, these early convulsions in San Francisco were mere birth pangs for the explosive resurgence of the occult/New Age movement and green Marxism. By the early ’70s, these radical seeds had begun growing and mutating into an interlocking philosophical and spiritual root system that was radically transforming America’s social-spiritual structures—especially among the youth. What once was viewed as mere San Francisco eccentricities had ignited a movement that continues to move like wildfire through every level of society and is exploding and coalescing worldwide today.
The Omega Point Series was born out of that crucible to expose its deceptions and to glorify Christ in a contemporary form. Books 1 and 2 are now available. Books 3 and 4 are underway.
Book 1 – The Glittering Web
A fast-paced spiritual thriller with contemporary flair and a strong biblical foundation, The Glittering Web plays on today’s fascination with paganism, fantasy, and witchcraft to plumb their deceptive nature and reveal the true Jesus Christ in an age of deception.
Based on a true story, it plunges the reader into the deep struggles that can occur when awakening to Christ from Satan’s kingdom.
Although the story has the backdrop of a one-world government in the year 2050, it’s not an end times story, and there’s no prophetic timetable. It’s futuristic, yet it differs from current novels that feature typical end times and New Age themes, such as the rapture and the Tribulation, angelic and end times conspiracies, apocalyptic fantasies, and so on.
Nor will you find it similar to “Christian” fantasy, futuristic, and science fiction titles like those by C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, and Frank Peretti.
And, finally, it’s not really futuristic either because the spiritual realities and battles in it are fiercely true to today.
You’ll just have to read it and decide for yourself!
“Wow! An amazing book! Out of their own fiery experiences, the authors have emerged with a deep understanding of the battlefield that is fast growing fiercer in our postmodern times. A riveting story of two souls caught in a web of deception they can never hope to escape on their own.” —Berit Kjos, author, How to Protect Your Child from the New Age & Spiritual Deception (Lighthouse Trails Publishing)
“Richard and Linda, this is dynamite stuff! You have done an excellent job! Your story is a real page-turner. I can’t commend you enough—your writing was excellent; your powers of description were amazing; the characters were believable; the action was fast and creative; the plot was unpredictable; and you made your point concerning Christianity very well without preaching. I think you have an excellent chance for this book to be a winner!” —Dean Halverson, author, Crystal Clear: Understanding and Reaching New Agers (NavPress); Editor, The Compact Guide to World Religions (Bethany House)>
“This book is a page turner; I could not put it down once I began reading it. It is compelling reading. Your book reads to me as genuine; a writer who knows what they are talking about, and will point a person towards the truth in Jesus Christ.” —Dr. Karl Payne, author, Spiritual Warfare: Christians, Demonization, and Deliverance (Republic, 2021)
Book 2 – Darkness Comes In Like a Flood
The basis for the second novel in the Omega Point Series, Darkness Comes In Like a Flood, is Isaiah 59:19:
“When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him.”
The fast-paced action of book 1 continues with Loren and Eve Montcrest as new Christians—and the battle explodes!
Plunged after their baptism into a fiery spiritual crucible, the couple faces the venomous assaults of the leaders of Seattle’s Arcane Institute in the year 2051, as they fight to either win back or destroy their old disciples. But the new Christians are under the wise care of the head of the underground church, Alexander Renkin. Alexander, though, is in danger himself as the outward head of the evil KINDness Church. The battles intensify as Loren and Eve struggle painfully with their sin, the dark world, and its principalities and powers. Meanwhile, Alexander wonders—how much will they be willing to sacrifice and suffer for their new faith? In spite of everything, God’s love and hope shine through.
“In light of what we now see happening on the streets and in the political life of key states, this spellbinding novel provides hope in the face of a potentially scary future in America.” —Les Stobbe, Literary Agent
“This book was amazing. I could NOT put it down.” —Parker J Cole, Host, Parker J Cole Show
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
The Nathans spent 14 years in New Age occultism before Jesus Christ rescued them in 1976. Richard has an MA in Christian history and a BS in biology. He recently retired from working 30 years in locked psychiatric units. Linda has a BA in psychology and MA work. She is a freelance writer and editor and has been the president of Logos Word Designs, LLC, since 1992 (http://www.logosword.com). They have taught and spoken on the New Age movement on the radio and at conferences, seminars, and churches for over 30 years and are available for interviews and speaking. Linda is also the author of The Cross & the Marijuana Leaf, an in-depth, insider look at one of the biggest challenges facing Christians today (Lighthouse Trails Publishing 2017).
Authors’ website: http://www.richardandlindanathan.com
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/author/lnathan