“J.C. Hallman has written a fascinating book about the varieties of modern religious experience in America. He explores religious groups from Wiccans to Druids, from Scientologists and Dianetics to the monks of New Skete and their wildly popular How to Be Your Dog’s Best Friend. Hallman is neither an indiscriminate critic nor a soft, spiritual pushover. This is a bright, fair-minded search by a genuine seeker. The spirit of William James lives on in Chris Hallman. I couldn’t put the book down.” Robert D. Richardson, Jr., author of William James: In the Maelstrom of American Modernism and Emerson: The Mind on Fire