An enthralling blend of sorcery, religion and philosophy, from which Jacob Needleman creates a brilliant moral fable for our times.
Sorcerers is the story of a teenage boy growing up in 1950s Philadelphia who is swept into a world of mysterious powers and extraordinary human possibilities. On the threshold of maturity and yearning for something he cannot name, adolescent Eliot Appleman is welcomed into the Sorcerer's Apprentices, a club of young stage magicians, and is soon drawn into a perilous clash between two conflicting forces—the compulsion to manipulate others and the need to discover the deeper truths about his own nature.
AN INTERVIEW WITH DR. NEEDLEMAN from Oracle 20/20 Magazine
“An extraordinarily absorbing tale”—John Cleese
“A sensitive, humorously rendered novel about growing up, a romance, a metaphysical thriller, a mystery, even a primer on magic.”—Columbus Magazine
“A fascinating story that merges the pains of growing up with the intrigue of magic...constantly engrossing.”—San Francisco Chronicle
Jacob Needleman in a fourth conversation with Michael Lerner. Gail Needleman performs selections of the Gurdjieff music.