Portals of Spirit

Metaphysical Fiction

Written By: Michele Doucette

An avid and voracious reader, I can attest to knowing how to read before I began school.  Suffice it to say that I have long had a love affair with books; hence, my need to express the other side of the coin as a writer.

This page boasts all of the metaphysical fiction titles that have managed to captivate me.

If there are any authors and/or book titles that have served to inspire you, feel free to share here.


The ancient order of the Knights Templar possessed untold wealth and absolute power over kings and popes . . . until the Inquisition, when they were wiped from the face of the earth, their hidden riches lost. But now two forces vying for the treasure have learned that it is not at all what they thought it was–and its true nature could change the modern world. Cotton Malone, one-time top operative for the U.S. Justice Department, is enjoying his quiet new life as an antiquarian book dealer in Copenhagen when an unexpected call to action reawakens his hair-trigger instincts–and plunges him back into the cloak-and-dagger world he thought he’d left behind. It begins with a violent robbery attempt on Cotton’s former supervisor, Stephanie Nelle, who’s far from home on a mission that has nothing to do with national security. Armed with vital clues to a series of centuries-old puzzles scattered across Europe, she means to crack a mystery that has tantalized scholars and fortune-hunters through the ages by finding the legendary cache of wealth and forbidden knowledge thought to have been lost forever when the order of the Knights Templar was exterminated in the fourteenth century. But she’s not alone. Competing for the historic prize–and desperate for the crucial information Stephanie possesses–is Raymond de Roquefort, a shadowy zealot with an army of assassins at his command. Welcome or not, Cotton seeks to even the odds in the perilous race. But the more he learns about the ancient conspiracy surrounding the Knights Templar, the more he realizes that even more than lives are at stake. At the end of a lethal game of conquest, rife with intrigue, treachery, and craven lust for power, lies a shattering discovery that could rock the civilized world–and, in the wrong hands, bring it to its knees. This book is available at both Amazon (US) and Amazon (CDA).



While in Paris on business, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon receives an urgent late-night phone call: the elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum. Near the body, police have found a baffling cipher. While working to solve the enigmatic riddle, Langdon is stunned to discover it leads to a trail of clues hidden in the works of Da Vinci — clues visible for all to see — yet ingeniously disguised by the painter. Langdon joins forces with a gifted French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, and learns the late curator was involved in the Priory of Sion — an actual secret society whose members included Sir Isaac Newton, Botticelli, Victor Hugo, and Da Vinci, among others. In a breathless race through Paris, London, and beyond, Langdon and Neveu match wits with a faceless powerbroker who seems to anticipate their every move. Unless Langdon and Neveu can decipher the labyrinthine puzzle in time, the Priory’s ancient secret — and an explosive historical truth — will be lost forever. THE DA VINCI CODE heralds the arrival of a new breed of lightning-paced, intelligent thriller…utterly unpredictable right up to its stunning conclusion. This book is available at both Amazon (US) and Amazon (CDA).



Another book that features the remarkable Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is available at both Amazon (US) and Amazon (CDA).



A woman on a hike in the French Pyrenees falls into an underground cave and makes an astounding discovery, unbeknownst to her at the time. Hidden inside pottery jars are 23 scrolls that have been written by Mary Magdalene. Therein begins this fast paced adventure as the woman and her 3 friends work feverishly to translate them from their ancient Greek; their work further heightened by the fact that they have no choice but to protect the scrolls from those who are conspiring against them. In revealing the words of MM, they must grapple with the fact that this new knowledge will rock the very foundation of modern religion(s). Throughout the translating of the ancient scrolls, each character is also experiencing their own spiritual transformation, thereby leading to remarkable healing. The book, thusly, alternates between the stories that are written in the scrolls and the modern day story focusing on these four people. The combination of in-depth research, knowledge and imagination, in keeping with both history and alternative possibilities, makes this book a fascinating read. The fact that there are tidbits of historical information included throughout the story is what makes it more plausible. One will discover through the reading of the Secrets of the Magdalene Scrolls that Jeshua (Jesus) and MM are married and have children. In addition, Jesus has been born into a family of brothers. Other biblical figures are discussed in the scrolls, making them appear human and fallible.  The reading of the book incites one to wonder if there are, indeed, scrolls still hidden, out there, waiting to be discovered. The flip side equates to wondering how many have actually been discovered, yet kept silent by the Church. This book is a must for those who enjoy researching alternative histories of Christianity and should, therefore, ignite curiosity in its readers to question some of the commonly held assumptions of modern religious thought, delving head first into the realm of possibilities. I now leave you with words from Mary Magdalene, herself, as taken from pages 304 to 305.


As my status and presence have been suppressed, so has the true status of women been hidden away. I see a new dawn. When my writings are found, it will be a sign of change for women and they will be revered as the wombs of creation. Woman and man will walk side by side, each gifted with minds equal but reflecting the varied aspect of the One. What is my message? Foremost I say that Yeshua’s message was Love and Truth. The old ways must be done away with. Over and over he spoke the message: Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, all your mind and life. Next is to love other beings as you would love yourself. My message, together with Yeshua’s, is Mind.


And what is Mind? Mind is the total of all thoughts, feelings and emotions. Yeshua and I were like two hands. One had was love and the other mind. When clasped together they became the One. The Truth is available to all. It is for those who have the eyes to see and the ears to hear. Life has been for the purpose to awaken the Divine that sleeps deep within each person from one lifetime to another.


My teachings have been consistent. By healing the thoughts, the body will be healed. Change is necessary and created by what one thinks and believes. All learned people can espouse great knowledge. Unless they turn it into experience, it is empty of meaning.

Ms. Johnson deserves to be commended for having written a truly awesome book that is available at both Amazon (US) and Amazon (CDA).


The long-awaited sequel to Secrets of the Magdalene Scrolls has the two couples shocked out of their complacent lives when Ellen, while walking in a forest near Paris has a surprising encounter with a mysterious old-world type of man who disappears as fast as he appears leaving Ellen with a portmanteau filled with ancient documents that when translated will shock the world. This is a fast-paced thriller with surprising twists and turns that keeps the reader captivated until the very end. The new scrolls document the life of Sarah, the daughter of Mary Magdalene and Jesus as well as her lineage with surprising revelations. Ms. Johnson has written a story filled with intrigue, adventure that is fast-paced, exciting and a believable depiction of Sarah and her lineage. This book is available at both Amazon (US) and Amazon (CDA).


THE LAST TEMPLAR (Raymond Khoury)

In a hail of fire and flashing sword, as the burning city of Acre falls from the hands of the West in 1291, The Last Templar opens with a young Templar knight, his mentor, and a handful of others escaping to the sea carrying a mysterious chest entrusted to them by the Order’s dying Grand Master. The ship vanishes without a trace. In present day Manhattan, four masked horsemen dressed as Templar Knights emerge from Central Park and ride up the Fifth Avenue steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art during the blacktie opening of a Treasures of the Vatican exhibit. Storming through the crowds, the horsemen brutally attack anyone standing between them and their prize. Attending the gala, archaeologist Tess Chaykin watches in silent terror as the leader of the horsemen hones in on one piece in particular, a strange geared device. He utters a few cryptic Latin words as he takes hold of it with reverence before leading the horsemen out and disappearing into the night. In the aftermath, an FBI investigation is led by anti-terrorist specialist Sean Reilly.  Soon, he and Tess are drawn into the dark, hidden history of the crusading Knights, plunging them into a deadly game of cat and mouse with ruthless killers as they race across three continents to recover the lost secret of the Templars. This book is available at both Amazon (US) and Amazon (CDA).


THE SANCTUARY (Raymond Khoury)

[Portugal, 1705] In the dungeons of a Templar castle, a dying old man bequeaths an ancient, half-burnt book to his young inquisitor. Keeping one step ahead of those who would kill to wrench the book’s secret from his hands, the inquisitor turns his back on his calling and sets off on an impossible journey to complete the old man’s quest. [Baghdad, 20030 A military unit makes a horrifying discovery: a hidden state-of-the-art lab, where dozens of men, women and children have died. The scientist they were hunting is believed to be working on a bio weapons programme. But the man known only as the hakeem – the doctor – has escaped, taking with him the startling truth about his work. This book is available at both Amazon (US) and Amazon (CDA).



Raised like sisters, Mariamne and Salome are indulged with riches, position, and learning-a rare thing for females in Jerusalem. But Mariamne has a further gift: an illness has left her with visions; she has the power of prophecy. It is her prophesying that drives the two girls to flee to Egypt, where they study philosophy, mathematics, and astronomy in the Great Library of Alexandria. After seven years they return to a Judaea where many now believe John the Baptizer is the messiah. Salome too begins to believe, but Mariamne, now called Magdalene, is drawn to his cousin, Yeshu’a, a man touched by the divine in the same way she was during her days of illness. Together they speak of sharing their direct experience of God; but Yeshu’a unexpectedly gains a reputation as a healer, and as the ill and the troubled flock to him, he and Magdalene are forced to make a terrible decision. This radical retelling of the greatest story ever told brings Mary Magdalene to life-not as a prostitute or demon-possessed-but as an educated woman who was truly the “apostle to the apostles.” This book is available at both Amazon (US) and Amazon (CDA).


THE EXPECTED ONE (Kathleen McGowan) The Magdalene Line, Book 1

Two thousand years ago, Mary Magdalene hid a set of scrolls in the rocky foothills of the French Pyrenees, a gospel that contained her own version of the events and characters of the New Testament.  Protected by supernatural forces, these sacred scrolls could be uncovered only by a special seeker, one who fulfills the ancient prophecy of l’attendue — The Expected One. When journalist Maureen Paschal begins the research for a new book, she has no idea that she is stepping into an ancient mystery so secret, so revolutionary, that thousands of people have killed and died for it. She becomes deeply immersed in the mystical cultures of southwest France as the eerie prophecy of The Expected One casts a shadow over her life and work and a long-buried family secret comes to light. Ultimately she, and the reader, come face-to-face with Jesus Christ, Mary Magdalene, John the Baptist, Judas, and Salome in the pages of a deeply moving and powerful new gospel, the life of Jesus as told by Mary Magdalene. CONTAINS NEW, UNPUBLISHED MATERIAL FROM THE ARQUES GOSPEL. This book is available at both Amazon (US) and Amazon (CDA).


THE BOOK OF LOVE (Kathleen McGowan) The Magdalene Line, Book 2

Maureen Paschal thought she might rest and work on her book after discovering the gospel written by Mary Magdalene that revealed Jesus and Mary Magdalene were married. The truth of their story rocked the world and made Maureen a target of those who did not like her discovery and a heroine to those who did. Then Maureen receives a strange package containing what looks like an ancient letter written in Latin and signed with a symbol. She discovers that its author is an extraordinary woman whom history has overlooked — or covered up — Countess Matilda of Tuscany, and in the letter Matilda demands the return of her “most precious books and documents.” Maureen soon finds herself in a race across Italy and France, where hidden dangers await her and her lover, Bérenger, as they begin to realize that they are on the trail of another explosive discovery: the Book of Love, the Gospel written in Jesus’ own hand. As Maureen learns more about Matilda, an eleventh century warrior countess who was secretly married to a pope, she begins to see the eerie connections between herself and Matilda, connections she must trace to their source if she is to stop the wrong people from finding the Book of Love and hiding it forever. Weaving together Matilda’s little-known true story and Maureen’s thrilling search, The Book of Love follows two amazing heroines as their stories intertwine through time. Maureen is immersed in the mysteries of the labyrinth, the beautiful poetry of the Song of Songs, the world’s greatest art and architecture, and Matilda’s amazing legacy…until a potentially fatal encounter reveals the Book of Love to Maureen — and to the reader.  This book is available at both Amazon (US) and Amazon (CDA).


THE POET PRINCE (Kathleen McGowan) The Magdalene Line, Book 3

Worldwide controversy surrounds author Maureen Paschal as she promotes her new bestseller—the explosive account of her discovery of a gospel written in Jesus’ own hand, but a scandalous headline about her lover, Bérenger Sinclair, shatters Maureen’s plans and sends her to Florence. In Tuscany, Maureen and Bérenger seek out their spiritual teacher Destino, who insists the besieged couple study one of history’s great Poet Princes: Lorenzo de’ Medici, the godfather of the Italian Renaissance.  Bérenger is a Poet Prince of the ancient bloodline prophecy, and even across the centuries, his fate is intertwined with Lorenzo de’ Medici’s. Bérenger must uncover the heretical secrets of the Medici family—and the shocking truth behind the birth of the Renaissance—if he is to fulfill his own destiny.  These heretical secrets were hidden for a reason, and there are those who would stop at nothing to prevent Bérenger’s assumption of his rightful role. The Renaissance comes vividly to life as Maureen decodes the clues contained within the great masterpieces of Lorenzo the Magnificent’s friends: Donatello, Botticelli, and Michelangelo. Maureen uncovers truths connected to the legend of Longinus Gaius, the Roman centurion who used pierced the crucified Jesus with his spear. Could Longinus Gaius, doomed to live forever, be someone she knows?  Could his infamous Spear of Destiny, sought even by Hitler, be the key to Bérenger’s fate?  As Maureen and Bérenger race to find the answers, someone is after them, hell-bent on settling a five-hundred-year old blood feud and destroying the heresy once and for all. This book is available at both Amazon (US) and Amazon (CDA).



In January of 1497, Fray Augustin Leyre, a Dominican Inquisitor and expert on the interpretation of secret messages, is sent to supervise Leonardo Da Vinci’s last touches to “The Last Supper” painting. He was sent by Alejandro VI who had heard that Da Vinci was painting the twelve apostles without their halo of sanctity, that the chalice was missing, and that Leonardo had painted himself in the painting with his back to Jesus. This could have sent him to the inquisition. Why then did he do this?  Was Leonardo Da Vinci a heretic? Full of misleading facts and controversies, “The Secret Supper” reveals the truth behind Da Vinci’s best-known Christian piece. After finishing this novel, you wil never see “The Last Supper” in the same way again. This book is available at both Amazon (US) and Amazon (CA).


THE LADY IN BLUE (Javier Sierra)

In Los Angeles, Jennifer Narody has been having a series of disturbingdreams involving eerie images of a lady dressed in blue. What she doesn’t know is that this same spirit appeared to leaders of the Jumano Native American tribe in New Mexico 362 years earlier, and was linked to a Spanish nun capable of powers of “bilocation,” or the ability to be in two places simultaneously. Meanwhile, young journalist Carlos Albert is driven by a blinding snowstorm to the little Spanish town of Ágreda, where he stumbles upon a nearly forgotten seventeenth-century convent founded by this same legendary woman.  Intrigued by her rumored powers, he delves into finding out more. These threads, linked by an apparent suicide, eventually lead Carlos to Cardinal Baldi, to an American spy, and ultimately to Los Angeles, where Jennifer Narody unwittingly holds the key to the mystery that the Catholic Church, the U.S. Defense Department, and the journalist are each determined to decipher — the Lady in Blue. This book is available at both Amazon (US) and Amazon (CDA).


THE LOST ANGEL (Javier Sierra)

In approximately seventy-two hours, a little-known Middle Eastern terrorist group plans to bring about the end of the world. Convinced that they are the descendants of angels and on the verge of at last returning to heaven, they kidnap scientist Martin Faber, whose research has uncovered an extraordinary secret. Martin’s only hope for survival is the rare psychic gift of his young wife, but Julia Alvarez must find the courage to save her husband while running from religious extremists and clandestine government agencies. Javier Sierra takes readers on an exhilarating international adventure, from the summit of legendary Mount Ararat to the high desert of New Mexico, from the monuments of Washington, DC, to the medieval city of Santiago de Compostela in Spain. The Lost Angel bears all the hallmarks of the beloved author’s erudite yet fast-paced brand of storytelling, combining historical fact and fiction with dazzling narrative surprises. This book is available at both Amazon (US) and Amazon (CDA).