The WAKING GOD TRILOGY is my magnum Opus. Along with my co-author, Brian Doe, we have woven a spiritual treatise into a fast paced and exciting novel. I am including enough information here to get your attention regarding these books. I hope you will then visit the official WAKING GOD site,

Book III, tentatively titled, THE SECOND COMING OF HUMANITY, is in progress. I will keep you posted!





"A fast moving story with thriller aspects, interspersed by serious religious discussions...there is real thinking here.  A provocative novel, part thriller, part religion.  It should make you think."

Piers Anthony, New York Times Bestselling Science Fiction Author


"It would be easy to categorize the story as a full-throated assault on the fundamentals of organized religion and the Catholic Church in particular…The DaVinci Code doesn’t hold a canonical candle to the blasphemy of Waking God."

David Farmer, The

Lewiston Sun Journal


"Philip Harris and co-author Brian Doe take a look at a series of these groundbreaking and revolutionary ideas and tickle our imaginations through a journey of discovery and meaning that enlightens one on the very foundation of morality and truth."

Howard Perlman, The Eagle, American University


"It’s definitely a religious book, but not of any of the established religions, and in fact quite opposed to them."

David Ausema,


"I like that for once, someone has had the kahuna’s…to make people really think about life, their beliefs, where and how we came to be…"

Katrina Stiles,


"Waking God is literature used at its finest—to create ideas, discussions and a search for truth…The authors’ gift is to open the minds and curiosity of their reader. Whether you agree with the philosophy introduced or not, it creates the questions that mankind must face to find spiritual acceptance and growth."

Barb Radmore, Front Street



"Authors Doe and Harris have done an impressive amount of research into ancient myths, manuscripts, and belief systems."

Nina M. Osier, Author of Sagarmatha and 2005 Eppie Award Winner


"Waking God is at once captivating, deeply thought provoking, and spiritually inspiring...Brian Doe and Philip Harris have written a work of excellence, relevance, and substance, a literary effort that should and needs to be read by any and all who wonder in reverence at the miracle of creation, self, God, and the relationships between them."  

Marvin D. Wilson, Author of I Romanced the Stone and Owen Fiddler


"Epic in scope, Waking God is a fast paced supernatural thriller...Expect a good story surrounded by an interesting philosophical paradigm that ventures into supernatural action and adventure."

Christopher Friesen,

Waking God Book II:  The Sacred Rota opens doors that many would prefer stay closed.  Continuing with the fast paced action of Book I, humanity is beset with growing problems reminiscent of the ancient Biblical plagues.  The battle between the Archangel Michael and Mantrella (a.k.a. Lucifer) intensifies as conception of the Old Testament’s Adam becomes a certainty.  The rise to power of the UN’s David Dajjal, a puppet of Michael’s, sets the stage for world domination by the Bilderberg Group.  New information is revealed about the Tarot Code, the blueprint for man’s future spiritual and physical evolution, and the role of the church’s Sacred Rota in the epic conspiracy to keep humanity in ignorance and ancient institutions in power.  Will the hidden god seed in our DNA be activated with Adam’s birth or will secret powers maintain their domination of our destiny?


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About two, maybe three years ago I read Waking God, by Philip F. Harris and Brian L. Doe. I was instantly drawn into the world they created, which, is really our world – this world, except seen through the eyes that most do not look through. The vision seen when the veil of deceit and insidious religious dogma, put in place nearly two thousand years ago by the organized church for political and power grabbing reasons to ensure that “all truths are not to be known by all people,” gets lifted. It would be classified as a suspense thriller in the “Theological Science Fiction” genre, but one has to wonder and gasp if  … the “fiction” part is perhaps unwarranted?

The Sacred Rota, newly released and the second book in the trilogy, picks up on the fast paced and highly entertaining, yet fundamentally belief shaking and unsettling saga, where Waking God leaves off, with Michael (the Archangel) and Mantrella (a.k.a. Lucifer) in a power struggle to determine who will rule and what the fate of mankind will be. Adam – the original man, and a god Himself, lies slumbering. If he wakes, the DNA in mankind’s hidden god-seed is activated and Michael and his cohorts are, well … I won’t spoil the whole read for you. But it’s not good news for the angels if that happens, and Michael will stop at nothing to prevent it. Who stands in his way, thwarting his every turn, championing the cause of humanity?

Mantrella. Yes, you read that right. Lucifer – the biblical “fallen angel,” also referred to in the scriptures as the “Bright and Morning Star,” is on our side. There is no devil, Lucifer is not your enemy, he’s been falsely demonized by the Catholic Church to keep people in fear and abeyance to the Church for nearly two thousand years. Until Pope Peter in The Sacred Rota comes along. Peter is going to release the ancient secret hidden truths to the masses. And he pays for it. The Bilderberg group, well on its way to establishing the “New World Order,” sees to that.

There are many controversial elements in this trilogy. Traditionally held fundamental religious dogmas and beliefs are put into question and done so in the form of a first rate sit-on-the-edge-of-your-seat and clench your teeth thriller of a book. Harris and Doe make a great writing team; the writing is sharp and yet breezy, extremely imaginative and compulsively readable. The book is not only a deep and ponderous read underneath the quick action with other worldly yet well developed and believable characters, it provides several hours of entertainment in literature that ranks with the best out there.

The book stands alone as a great read by itself, but I’d highly recommend getting both Waking God and The Sacred Rota, even if it’s in reverse order once the Rota compels you to go back and catch up fully on the tale. I, for one, am looking forward to the third and concluding book in the series with a great deal of anticipation.

But be forewarned, this is not a Sunday School book. You may be shocked. And it might just be for your own good.

Product Details
Paperback: 184 pages
Publisher: (February 20, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1934037494
ISBN-13: 978-1934037492
Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 5.9 x 0.6 inches
Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)

(currently – as of 7/28/09 – rated on Amazon at #64 overall in books, religion/spritality, and fiction)

“I read Waking God II: The Sacred Rota, by Brian L Doe and Philip F Harris.  This is a sequel to Waking God, published in 2006, or really a continuation of a three part story.  It is a science fantasy theological thriller, odd as that combination may seem to be.  The final battle is developing, and while they do argue theology, there are also people getting killed wholesale as the several themes slowly integrate.  I am agnostic, with no belief in the supernatural, but as before, I found portions of the discussion more interesting than the action.  Here's when Lucifer harangues an Archangel: “You create demons and false hopes of redemption.  You build them mighty temples and give with one hand and slaughter with the other.  You have kept them separate and ignorant and give just enough to raise empty hopes.  You destroy their prophets and burn their seers.  If they question, you put them to the rack and crush all semblance of free thought.  You give them a doctrine of poverty and offer riches in your fantasy heaven.  Kill in the name of god and your treasure shall be immeasurable.  You divide them and thus conquer them, and tell them they have no responsibility but to be good sheep and to follow your demented dictates.”  This strikes me as an apt description of global religion.  I was intrigued by the Tarot discussion, because I did some research there, thirty years ago, when writing Tarot and devising my own 100 card Animation Tarot deck, because the established decks are clearly incomplete.  I conjecture that one author in this collaboration knows how to write, and the other knows his occult lore, because they clearly have done their Tarot homework.  So this is a novel worth reading, but it will help to have an open mind.  I fault it for developing serious characters who may then be thrown away, or suddenly having new significant characters for whom there was no prior reference.  (But it turned out I had forgotten that one of those was in the prior novel.  That will be clarified in the published edition of this one.)  So I think it needs better overall organization, but there is nevertheless much here that you probably won't find in the tacitly expurgated traditional press.”

- Piers Anthony, New York Times Bestselling Author


"I have waited for some time, the arrival of this book and it was well worth the wait. Philip Harris and Brian Doe have done what no other authors have. They have captured what perhaps just might be the behind the scenes of what goes on in our world each and every day and they bring it to light for the rest of us to see. This is not just a story but a learning experience. What an amazing read. Can't wait for the next one!”  

- Katrina Stiles, WritingWithStiles, Book Reviewer


"Be sure you re-read WAKING GOD, or at least review it a bit, before you begin WAKING GOD II: THE SACRED ROTA. Otherwise you may have trouble following the action and keeping the characters straight, and you don't want to do either. This tale moves along smartly, and it features an even more varied and intriguing cast than the first book in this planned trilogy.

"Andrew, the young comparative religions professor from Book I, knows what he needs to do. He needs to give the still sleeping Adam flesh, by mating with a young and mysterious Middle Eastern woman known as Mara. The time is right at last, so what can possibly stop Andrew and Mara from coming together in fulfillment of prophecy? Well, for one thing, there's Michael.  And then there are those who follow Michael, the great archangel who's made it his mission to keep humanity in its current ignorant and deluded state. Ranged on the looming battle's other side are Mantrella, Bringer of Light, and those who follow him.  Meanwhile, Earth itself convulses as its inhabitants endure the plagues of Revelation. Will those who can stop Michael act in time? And even if they do, will they prevail?

"Once again authors Doe and Harris draw together the whole range of humankind's myths and spiritual beliefs, and use those threads to weave a story no one else could have imagined. The tale twists and turns, with new puzzles popping up even as those from the first book resolve (at least in part), until WAKING GOD II ends with a cliffhanger that may just make you want to scream. Scream for the next and final installment, that is...!"

- Nina M. Osier, author of the Fictionwise bestselling Farthinghome Trilogy

"Sacred Rota, the second book in the Waking God trilogy has me on the edge of my seat awaiting Waking God, Book III. Although it is an intriguing and fast-paced spiritual thriller and work of fiction with numerous fascinating characters (my favorites are Mara and Malak), it teaches you much about the true meaning of life and to open your eyes to the truth of many biblical teachings and religious doctrines as well as Tarot. I was born and raised Catholic so much of this was an eye opening experience to the reality of what we as human beings are experiencing and learning on a spiritual level in life here on earth. I am partial to angels but am slowing becoming convinced that the devil may not be such a "bad guy" and that angels are not what they appear. I am anxiously awaiting the release of Waking God, Book III since Sacred Rota leaves you with many unanswered questions and a passion to continue learning and growing on a spiritual level. Hurry up, Phil and Brian!"