In How The Universe Was Created And Our Purpose
In It: The Eastern Answers To The Mysteries Of Life, Stephen
Knapp reveals conditions in the spiritual world before the
material manifestation; how the Supreme Being exists before
and after the material creation; the ultimate foundation and
cause of the universe being the compassion of the Supreme
Being; how the agitation of the modes of nature cause the
appearance of time; detailed descriptions of the dawn of
creation and how the material energy developed and caused the
formation of the cosmos; the Vedic description of the
evolutionary development of the various forms of life;
manifestation and purpose of the Vedic literature; profound
insights into the primal questions of life; the primary source
of material and spiritual elements; the many incarnations and
expansions of the Supreme Being in the material creation; and
how everything reflects an expansion of the Absolute. How The
Universe Was Created And Our Purpose In It is profoundly
rewarding reading for students of metaphysics and the Eastern
This CD contains all the Alice Bailey books for
easy referral/study (especially when not at home).
Alice Bailey wrote these books under the mental
dictation from the Master Djwhal Khul (the
"Tibetan") about the Ancient Wisdom (the one true
Religion). He is a true Master (spiritually conferred and
achieved), achieving the fifth initiation, and a member of the
fifth spiritual Kingdom/Hierarchy which is headed by the
Christ (and therefore no longer part of the human/fourth
Kingdom). Master Djwhal Khul also gave Madame Blavatsky
(almost 50 years earlier) the information on the Ancient
Wisdom to write her books on the "Secret Doctrine"
The Alice Bailey books comprise advanced
teachings about discipleship, the "Seven Rays",
spiritual initiation, and the higher worlds. With these
teachings and training all those willing and spiritually
evolved enough will be able to advance, learn and grow on the
Most of what we know and have been taught about
spirituality, the "after-life", God, angels, souls,
and spiritual evolution and its reality is basically erroneous
information. This has been further distorted by misguided
zealots of all faiths who accept as dogma the distorted,
biased, and half-truths of the selfish, separative
institutionalised man-made theologies (there is only one true
The spiritual truth and reality has been kept
alive (besides the Ancient Wisdom), by the mystics and secret
esoteric schools (such as the Rosicrucians/AMORC) throughout
the ages. However, even they only have portions of the
spiritual truth, but are a necesssary and recommended first
step for advanced/aspiring humanity, as the Ancient Wisdom (as
contained in the Bailey books) is very difficult to
comprehend, and everything is achieved in stages (just as the
mystic/devotee stage precedes the esoteric one).
Those willing and evolved enough to seek the the
real truth about spirituality and esoteric reality (and
disciplined enough to adhere to the training/teachings), will
be amply rewarded with the knowledge attained and spiritual
advancement achieved (you will experience and know for
yourself that it is "real" and not just
When you read (and are able to fully comprehend)
the Alice Bailey books as conveyed by the Master Djwhal Khul,
you will understand the worlds as they really are, and that
only a spiritual Master of the Divine Kingdom could have
possibly conveyed all this wealth of spiritual knowledge in
all its comprehensive detail and splendor.
A well written and well researched book that hints at the
intriguing possibility that the teachings, traditions and ceremonies of the
Apostle James' Church of Jerusalem may still exist in Freemasonry and explains
more of the reasons for the Vaticans historic antipathy towards Masonry and the
tenuous nature of the Catholic claim of direct succession to Peter and Paul.
This book is extremely interesting, comprehensive, well written,
and well documented. It is a MUST read for anyone considering alternative
approaches to healing, particularly those espoused by Edgar Cayce, a man many
rightly regard as the father of modern holistic medicine.
Featuring gorgeous full-color photography, The Backyard
Astronomer's Guide: Revised Edition is a thorough instructional to the exciting
and educational world of stargazing, especially for the amateur astronomer.
Individual chapters accessibly address facts and features about heavenly bodies,
as well as the practical realities of using telescopes and cameras to stargaze,
and even applying CCD cameras to capture digital records of the sky.
Collaboratively written by Terence Dickinson (Astronomy Commentator for
Discovery Channel Canada) and Alan Dyer (Program Producer at the Calgary Science
Centre Planetarium and a Contributing Editor to "Sky & Telescope"
magazine) is an excellent, practical, beautiful, adventurous, and highly
recommended addition to personal, school, and community library Astronomy
Although classical texts often have outmoded unscientific cosmologies, India’s
Bhagavata Purana, upon closer examination, reveals a sophisticated cosmological
system containing multiple levels of meaning that encode at least four different
astronomical, geographical, and spiritual world models.
About the Author
Richard L. Thompson was born in Binghamton, New York, in 1947. In 1974 he
received his Ph. D. in mathematics from Cornell University, where he specialized
in probability theory and statistical mechanics. Dr. Thompson has done
scientific research in quantum physics, mathematical biology, and remote
sensing. He has extensively investigated ancient Indian astronomy, cosmology,
and spirituality, and he has developed multimedia expositions on these topics.
He is the author of six books on topics ranging from consciousness to archeology
and ancient astronomy.
Note from the Author
I have long been interested in ancient cultures and particularly those
dispersing from the Biblical lands of the Middle East and India. I have written
three books on this subject. My most recent book, "Inca Origins" deals
with the distribution of ancient culture from India and Mesopotamia to South
America and the effect and origins upon the native peoples of the Andes.
Cross-Pacific voyages are very controversial and are not acknowledged by the
more conventional schools of history and archaeology although by no means
In this research there are many aspects of Pacific
cultures and those of the Americas that have long been considered reflected of
the Ancient Middle East. These have not been given due attention in recent
research and I have attempted, among others, to give certain aspects that appear
to suggest that the Syrian Christians in South India reached the Americas and
that traces remain into the myths and archaeology recorded at the Spanish
Conquest and into modern times. Such contacts were facilitated by centuries of
cross-Pacific voyaging by Hindus, Buddhists and ancient Middle Eastern peoples.
Ken Carey's has transcribed a book from the celestial realm that contains pearls
of wisdom that I found unparalled in 30 yrs of metaphysical reading and
searching. I am reading it for the third time; right around Christmas each year.
As the New Millenium dawns, this wondrous message contained within becomes more
clear and explicit as time unfolds...
We are at a crossroads of mankinds future
in the next 12 yrs. Our consciousness will spell the story of what happens to
this earth and to all of us upon it. If you want to know what road to place your
feet upon, this is the best book I have read to show you that the true answers
lie within... Ken Carey is a virtual unknown prophet in our time... I dont
understand why this book isnt on the best seller list with "Conversations
With God".... Read this book. It will change your life.
The foremost of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient
World, the Great Pyramid is unique among Egyptian pyramids in its precision and
complex interior design. What does this astonishing structure signify? Why was
it built? Numerous fantastic theories have sought to answer these questions, but
all have ultimately collapsed like waves upon the firm shore of common sense.
And yet doubts still persist about the official view that the Pyramid is Œa
tomb and nothing but a tomb¹.In this ground-breaking book, Alan F. Alford
generates from first principles an elegant new theory that has fundamental
implications for future exploration of this enigmatic monument. Tomb;
repository/time capsule; memorial to the creation of the Universe; broadcaster
of low frequency sound. Here, at last, is a plausible antidote to the
questionable theories of mainstream and alternative writers.
Synopsis: The Queen of Sheba, King Solomon and King David are still household names in
much of the world, so how is it possible that these influential monarchs cannot
be found in the archaeological record? The reality of this omission has
perplexed theologians and historians alike for centuries, but Ralph Ellis has at
last rediscovered the lost tombs and sarcophagi of these legendary monarchs in
Egypt. Photographed in all their regal splendor, here are three of the most
famous characters from Biblical history, entombed complete with their relations,
courtiers and magnificent, priceless burial artefacts.
Although the conclusions in this book may initially seem bizarre
and perhaps even fanciful, this is an extremely well-researched thesis that
stands up to professional scrutiny. Surprising as it may seem, this tomb is
already well documented, but it has been misidentified by the excavators as
being a purely Egyptian burial site. Had these eminent scholars been more
conversant with the Biblical texts, however, this
amazing discovery could have been announced back in 1939.
Authors comment: This book represents the culmination of years of research. The previous two
books in this trilogy, 'Jesus' and 'Tempest', attempted to show the many links
and similarities between the Lower Egyptian Hyksos monarchy and the early
patriarchs of Israel. While these book succeeded in this endeavor to wide
acclaim, even I was surprised at the direction that this research would
eventually take me. Incredibly, it would seem that the Israelite links with
Egypt continued through into the United Monarchy of Israel, and that King David
and King Solomon were nothing less than pharaohs of the Lower Egyptian twenty
first dynasty. Needless to say, if these biblical heroes do turn out to have
been Egyptian pharaohs, this will be the biggest and most revolutionary change
to our perceptions of history and theology that there has ever been since the
dawn of civilization. Surprisingly, given the stakes at issue here, there is a
great deal of compelling evidence within this book that suggests that this
thesis is true.
As always with Quinn, his argument is crystalline and reads like a
thriller. He shows us that getting 'beyond' the mess of civilization doesn't
mean changing human nature or setting off a revolution. We need only breathe new
life into an ancient human strategy for survival. Quinn's plan is inspiring and
Many other peoples have built civilizations--and then walked away
from them. Quinn examines the Maya, the Olmec, the people of Teotihuacn, and
others, who did just that. But they all walked away moving backward--to an
earlier lifestyle. Quinn's goal in this book is to show how we can walk away
moving forward, to a new lifestyle, one which encourages diversity instead of
suppressing it. Not a "New World Order," but rather a New Personal
Order. Not legislative change at the governmental level, but rather incremental
change at the human level.
This is a guidebook for people who want to assert control over
their destiny and recover the freedom to live at a scale and in a style of their
own choosing--and starting now, today, not in some distant utopian future.
Sit at the foot of a native elder and listen as great wisdom of
days long past is passed down. In The Four Agreements shamanic teacher and
healer Don Miguel Ruiz exposes self-limiting beliefs and presents a simple yet
effective code of personal conduct learned from his Toltec ancestors.
Rooted in traditional Toltec beliefs, these four agreements are essential steps
on the path to personal freedom: Be impeccable with your word; Say only what you
mean; The word is the most powerful tool humans have; Don't take anything
personally; Self-importance leads people to think they are the center of the
universe, causing pain and injustice; Don't make assumptions. To avoid
frustration and blame, ask what is meant; Always do your best. This is the
surest way to avoid self- condemnation, though it is important to realize one's
best is always changing.
The Cross is arguably the most recognizable symbol of Western civilization. But
what are its historical origins and what happened to it after Christ's
crucifixion? In a church outside Rome, a fragment of wood may hold the answer to
these questions and could be fundamental to our understanding of Christianity.
Focusing on a long-ignored fragment of the Titulus Crucis-the inscribed
headboard from Christ's cross-the authors provide evidence that it may date from
the time of Christ and was brought to Rome by Queen Helena, the mother of
Constantine the Great, in AD 328. Their claim is a radical challenge to the
modern view that all supposedly holy relics are fakes. Following in Helena's
footsteps and drawing together the threads of history, archaeology, myth,
religion, and science, this journey through the ancient world may transform your
beliefs about early Christian faith.
About the Authors
Carsten Peter Thiede is Professor of Early Christian History at STH Basel,
Matthew d'Ancona is Deputy Editor of the Sunday Telegraph. They co-authored the
best-selling The Jesus Papyrus.
The most elementary books of science
betrayed the inadequacy of old implements of thought. Chapter
after chapter closed with phrases such as one never met in
older literature: "The cause of this phenomenon is not
understood;" "science no longer ventures to explain
causes;" "the first step towards a causal
explanation still remains to be taken;" "opinions
are very much divided;" "in spite of the
contradictions involved;" "science gets on only by
adopting different theories, sometimes contradictory."
Evidently the new American would need to think in
contradictions, and instead of Kant's famous four antinomies,
the new universe would know no law that could not be proved by
To educate -- one's self to begin with -- had been the effort
of one's life for sixty years; and the difficulties of
education had gone on doubling with the coal-output, until the
prospect of waiting another ten years, in order to face a
seventh doubling of complexities, allured one's imagination
From : The Education of Henry Adams
: An Autobiography.
Privately published in 1906, in 100 copies.
Not quite documentary, not quite drama, this reenactment of a
fictional conscript's life building the Great Pyramid of Giza is best described
as docudrama. Omar Sharif voices the thoughts of the aged Nakht remembering the
moment Egyptian soldiers drafted him into the king's service. The 57-minute film
re-creates the boat trip up the Nile and his ascent through the ranks, from
delivering water to helping haul 2.5-ton blocks up ramps for the king's tomb.
Interspersed are narrator Michael Pennington's historical assertions, along with
contrasting footage of what the pyramid looks like today. Pennington's comments
are not substantiated during the film, although a list of academic and museum
consultants is part of the credits. Almost as interesting as the actual film is
the DVD's 14-minute making-of featurette, which explains what shots were real,
what were visual effects, and how they used a real Egyptian village to stand in
for Giza, now a well-developed suburb. --Kimberly Heinrichs
Most people experience themselves as two-sided: one side seems mature and
stable, the other emotional and impulsive. But have you ever wondered if there
really are two minds in each of us? If so, do traumatic as well as ordinary
experiences affect the way our minds grow and interact? According to Fredric
Schiffer, a leading Harvard psychiatrist and researcher, advances in science
prove what many of us have always intuited is true: We are of two minds, each
one with a different degree of maturity, and each one associated with the left
or the right brain. This brilliant, provocative book illustrates how the
interaction of these two minds -- whether they sabotage each other or work in
harmony -- actually determines our psychological nature and ultimately the
emotional problems or progress we may experience in life.
Drawing on his own twenty-five years of research on the brain and
behavior, Schiffer gives us overwhelming evidence that each side of our brain
possesses an autonomous, distinct personality -- with its own set of memories,
motivations, and behaviors. In working with his patients, Schiffer discovered
that strategically altering someone's visual field can positively or negatively
affect that person's sense of well-being. He shows how using this technique of
visual stimulation can activate the specific regions of the brain that harbor
both traumatic and joyful memories. This dramatic breakthrough demonstrates how
it is possible to access, isolate, and work with the memories encoded on one
side of the brain.
Dr. Schiffer's dual-brain approach has yielded remarkable results
with a wide range of emotional disorders, from anxiety and depression to
addiction and stress-induced heart disease -- offering an exciting new
perspective on therapy. Just as earlier investigations of the brain and its
cognitive functions revolutionized our understanding of how we think, Of Two
Minds transforms our understanding of how and why we experience emotional
distress and conflicts, and suggests a path to a more harmonious, balanced
relationship between our two selves.
A fascinating study of humankind's past, present, and future, Urie/'s
Machine proves the world was indeed flooded, but survived wholly due to these
ancient Europeans, their heavenly knowledge, and one remarkable machine.
Chapter 1 In the Beginning… the story of Scotland and its origins
Chapter 2 The Druids: their history and legacy
Chapter 3 Stone Circles, Megaliths, and early sacred sites
Chapter 4 Celtic Saints of Scotland
Chapter 5 The Culdees: Servants and Companions of God
Chapter 6 King Arthur, Merlin, and Guinevere: Scottish traditions
Chapter 7 The Holy Grail
Chapter 8 Masonic and medieval Guild Traditions
Chapter 9 Rosslyn Chapel: An archetypal 'King Solomon's Temple'
Appendix Map of territories of the Celtic saints
Reviewer: A reader from California, United States
The military and keen scientists here in America have been watching Bruce's work
over the years and found some of his initial early physics theory startling.
Even to scaring some of the top level officials in suppressing his first book
from going public.
Even I have been looking at his work and found many connecting issues with
religion and science can be joined together in harmony. With Albert Einstein
quote of a supreme being must be in charge of this universe has been proven or
could be proven by Bruce's harmonics math quotations.
I can give Bruce Cathey cudos for his continue effort in supplying his wealth of
background in Physics, researching Telsa/Moray works, and especially not joining
these high-level individuals in supplying the world the opportunity for truth in
many aspects of high-level secret projects (considered UFOs), no need for fossil
fuels (free energy), and that nuclear war is not practical but a bluff to the
weaker nations of the Earth.
For those who demand the truth, here is a book that is well worth
by Walter Pitman, Anastasia Sotiropoulos (Illustrator), William B.
The Deluge of Noah has long been one of the points of tension
between geology and Christianity. Scientific diluvianism--the theory that the
earth's history was shaped by a universal flood--collapsed in the early 19th
century, well before Charles Darwin wrote The Origin of Species. Since that
time, scientists and historians have assumed that the flood story derived from
local events in Mesopotamia.
In 1997, geologists Walter Pitman and William Ryan proposed the first truly
novel interpretation of the flood in over 150 years. Their studies of sediments
in the Black Sea convinced them that the body had been a freshwater lake until
about 5600 B.C. When the rising waters of the Mediterranean broke through the
Bosporus, "ten cubic miles of water poured through each day, two hundred
times what flows over Niagara Falls."
With great intellectual daring, Pitman and Ryan have moved outside
of their academic niche to suggest that this event had enormous consequences for
human history. They marshal evidence from archeology, mythology, linguistics,
and agriculture to describe a flood-driven diaspora of early farmers. Subsets of
these people became (variously) proto-Indo-Europeans, Sumerians, Beaker People,
Vincas, Tocharians--the founders of the early cultures of Europe and western
Curious about the way the universe looked in the past
or how it will look in the future? This software allows you to travel through
200,000 years of time in a matter of minutes.
If looking up at the sky on a clear night has always
held more than a bit of curious fascination for you, Starry Night Pro is the
perfect tool for you to explore your intergalactic interests. The application is
packed full of information to delight the backyard stargazer, while being
powerful enough for the serious student.
View the stars from your exact location on Earth (or any other location on the
planet), or travel throughout the solar system to see views not possible until
now. If that's still too close to home, Starry Night can produce views from
anywhere within 20,000 light-years of the solar system. With a database of over
19 million celestial objects, there is almost no limit to where you can travel.
View satellites, asteroids, and comets, or continuously track their paths in
Basic information about each star, planet, or galaxy
is available within the program. If you desire more in-depth reading, Starry
Night Pro will link you directly to the Internet for more detailed information.
The software can also be customized to the individual
tastes of each user, with the ability to add labels, guides, and constellations,
as well as create your own personal settings. Keep it current by adding your own
database of newly discovered celestial objects. You can even throw in customized
images and Internet links.
Starry Night Pro X offers stunningly
realistic star-field views from 350 million light-years away
or from your own backyard. Access to more than 500 million
celestial objects--including the complete NGC/IC, PGC, and
Hubble Star Guide catalogs--is perfect for amateur
astronomers, while the software's OpenGL graphics support the
3-D positions of some 28,000 galaxies in the Tully collection.
Add images, build custom data sets, or use the graph tool to
predict eclipses and conjunctions. Create custom field-view
indicators that match your own telescope eyepieces,
binoculars, or CCD, and then track the latest satellites,
comets, and asteroids.
Starry Night Pro X controls most computerized telescopes,
including the Meade LX-200 and AutoStar brands, as well as
Celestron's Nexstar series. This comprehensive software suite
also offers more than 90 minutes of multimedia video filled
with compelling visualizations of our solar system and beyond.
You can print out star charts, learn about planetary
movements, watch the phases of the moon, and even see what the
stars looked like when you were born. A 200-page guidebook and
the Atlas of the Sky CD-ROM are also included. Plus, Starry
Night Pro X adds access to LiveSky on the Internet for
additional online astronomy resources.
The author goes step by step from the simple concepts to the
complex. Many illustrations and even exercises so that you can experience the
"magic" of geometry yourself. More of a workbook than a text
book, packed with information and history. Essential book for anyone who
is interested in understanding religious symbols, architecture, mathematics, and
the beauty of the creation.
About the Author
Malcolm Godwin is a bestselling author and artist whose works have appeared in
the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Walker Arts Center in Minneapolis, the
Tate Gallery in London, and the Glasgow Art Gallery in Scotland, under the name
Malcolm Carder. Also a designer, Godwin created the artwork for Stephen
Hawking's The Illustrated A Brief History of Time and Rita Carter's Mapping the
Mind. He lives in Dorset, England.
A fascinating, beautifully illustrated, and endlessly entertaining guide to
learning more about your true nature.
Created by a renowned artist/illustrator, this beautiful and
practical book contains one hundred and one intriguing, easy to follow, and
often amusing devices that will help readers determine their abilities,
personality type, psychological strategies, and deeper potential.
As fun to use as it is profound in its revelations, Who Are You? is drawn
from ancient teachings and contemporary findings. The "tests" it
contains are divided into four sections--the body, the emotions, the
intellect, and the spirit. The result is one hundred and one separate
identity mirrors that work together to give readers a comprehensive
self-portrait that is both revealing and informative.
What does the shape of your head and your hands tell about your personality?
Are you left-brain or right-brain dominant? Yin or yang?
What is your spiritual tendency?
Are you sanguine, melancholic, choleric, or phlegmatic?
Which is your most essential element--wood, fire, earth, metal, or water?
Are you a sensualist, romantic, or courtesan?
The Oxford Illustrated History of Ancient Egypt is the only book
available providing detailed historical coverage of Egypt from the early Stone
Age to its incorporation into the Roman Empire. The lively essays and beautiful
illustrations portray the emergence and development of the distinctive
civilization of the ancient Egyptians covering the period from 700,000 BC to AD
About the Author
(BS chemical Engineering, University of NH; M. Ed.
University of MASS.; Teacher of Mathematics and Computer Sciences)
An excellent book dealing with all aspects of the various theories
of pyramid construction, preparation of the site, quarrying and shipping of
stones, etc. The author performs many calculations to determine the number of
stones used*, weights, number of men needed to lift, number of hauling ropes,
stresses and friction coefficients, etc. Also as a bonus there is the complete
list of Kings of Egypt in hieroglyphics as well as a beginner's guide to
* Most books and encyclopaedias
state that the are 2.3 million blocks of stone in the Great
Pyramid of Khufu (Cheops), with no mention of method used to
Socrates determined the size and weight of the blocks (a
standard block), and ran a Pascal Computer Program. The number
reached by the Pascal computer program was 603,728 blocks
The solid core takes up the space of 13,016 stones.
So, the actual number of stones used to build the Great
Pyramid is 603,728 -13,016 = 590,712.
This figure is (2,300,000 - 590,712) = 1,709,288 blocks less
than the often published 2.3 million value.
One of the great stories of twentieth-century scientific
discovery.... Rich in personal, even intimate, details, the book reads at times
like a novel. It is well calculated to keep aficionados of Maya culture on the
edges of their seats.
The decipherment of the Maya script was, Coe states, "one of
the most exciting intellectual adventures of our age, on a par with the
exploration of space and the discovery of the genetic code." He presents
the story eloquently and in detail, with many illustrations of the mysterious
Maya inscriptions and the people who tried to decipher them. Most of the credit,
he says, goes to the late Yuri V. Knorosov of the Russian Institute of
Ethnography, but many others participated. They did not always agree, and some
of them went up blind alleys. Coe--emeritus professor of anthropology at Yale
University--vividly describes the battles, missteps and successes. What is now
established, he writes, is that "the Maya writing system is a mix of
logograms and syllabic signs; with the latter, they could and often did write
words purely phonetically."
Coe concludes with a swipe at "dirt archaeologists" who believe the
decipherment of Maya writing "is not worthy of notice." According to
them, he asserts, "the Maya inscriptions are 'epiphenomenal,' a ten-penny
word meaning that Maya writing is only of marginal application since it is
secondary to those more primary institutions--economy and society--so well
studied by the dirt archaeologists." Coe sees that attitude as "sour
grapes" and ascribes it to "the inability or unwillingness of
anthropologically trained archaeologists to admit that they are dealing with the
remains of real people, who once lived and spoke."
King Arthur and the Holy Grail, the lost tomb of Alexander the Great, ancient
scripts, and the story of Atlantis: the human past is full of unsolved
mysteries. The Seventy Great Mysteries of the Ancient World draws on modern
science and the latest research to explore some of archaeology's most baffling
controversies and enigmas, from our origins and evolution to the mysterious
collapse of once-powerful civilizations. Leading authorities discuss the key
questions, beginning with the truth behind myths and legends. Was there ever a
Garden of Eden? Did the flood in Genesis actually occur? What became of the Ten
Lost Tribes of Israel? And what is the significance of the Aboriginal Dreamtime?
The book then examines mysteries of the Stone Age: the beginnings of language,
the fate of the Neanderthals, and the meaning of cave paintings. The enigma of
the European megaliths is addressed, and the question of whether there was ever
a mother goddess cult. The ancient civilizations present equally fascinating
puzzles: were the Egyptians black Africans, and how did Tutankhamun die? And
mysteries are found in all parts of the globe: did the Olmecs originate in
Africa, were the Bog People of northern Europe murder victims, why did the Incas
sacrifice children, and what was the purpose of the world-famous Nazca lines?
The book pays close attention to puzzling sepulchers like Tomb 55 in Egypt's
Valley of the Kings—possibly the pharaoh Akhenaten's burial place—and to
undeciphered scripts, from Cretan Linear A to Etruscan, runes, and rongorongo.
Finally, it examines the controversies surrounding the collapse of such
civilizations as the Minoan, the Maya, and the Moche of lowland Peru. Packed
with diagrams, photographs, plans, and maps, The Seventy Great Mysteries of the
Ancient World is a unique guide to some of the most contentious issues of the
human past, offering a completely up-to-date account of mysteries that fascinate
us all. 431 illustrations, 177 in color.
This book looks at 57 holy sites around the Earth
and shows how historical, archaeological, mystical, and mythic
facts and attributions are clues to a site's geomantic nature
and mode of use. All such sites are holy and numinous, but not
for the same reasons. Very well researched book.
by Walter Pitman, Anastasia Sotiropoulos (Illustrator), William B.
The Deluge of Noah has long been one
of the points of tension between geology and Christianity.
Scientific diluvianism--the theory that the earth's history was
shaped by a universal flood--collapsed in the early 19th
century, well before Charles Darwin wrote The Origin of Species.
Since that time, scientists and historians have assumed that the
flood story derived from local events in Mesopotamia.
In 1997, geologists Walter Pitman and William Ryan proposed the
first truly novel interpretation of the flood in over 150 years.
Their studies of sediments in the Black Sea convinced them that
the body had been a freshwater lake until about 5600 B.C. When
the rising waters of the Mediterranean broke through the
Bosporus, "ten cubic miles of water poured through each
day, two hundred times what flows over Niagara Falls."
With great intellectual daring, Pitman
and Ryan have moved outside of their academic niche to suggest
that this event had enormous consequences for human history.
They marshal evidence from archeology, mythology, linguistics,
and agriculture to describe a flood-driven diaspora of early
farmers. Subsets of these people became (variously)
proto-Indo-Europeans, Sumerians, Beaker People, Vincas,
Tocharians--the founders of the early cultures of Europe and
Recently discovered in the archives of the Society of the
Inner Light, this never before published work by Dion Fortune
presents the general principles of esoteric healing.
In a broad sense, healing applies to any forms of disharmony
in the world at large, and therefore can be applied far and
wide outside of a narrow clinical context in work upon oneself
as well as upon others.
The text combines a logical metaphysical structure with
specific intuitive exercises that help to make spiritual
healing a less random and unconscious process. In these pages
you will discover how to employ intuitive and clairvoyant
techniques as an aid to diagnosis and healing.
This book will appeal to alternative therapists and to anyone
interested in the healing arts.
Twenty-four centuries after Plato left us his
intriguing remarks about Atlantis, Edgar Cayce began to talk,
in an altered psychic state, about a lost civilization on
Lemuria, Atlantis' Pacific precurser. Frank Joseph now takes a
look, via archeology and other fields, at how modern
discoveries are bolstering the idea that Atlantis and Lemuria
really existed, the disturbing parallels between those
civilizations and our own, and what those parallels may be
Presents a biography of the scientist through the
surviving letters of his illegitimate daughter Maria Celeste,
who wrote him from the Florence convent where she lived from
the age of thirteen.
This book brings the reader to Galileo's time in Italy.
Superbly written, as a novel, as a thriller as an historic
Galileo’s Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems,
published in Florence in 1632, was the most proximate cause of
his being brought to trial before the Inquisition. Using the
dialogue form, a genre common in classical philosophical
works, Galileo masterfully demonstrates the truth of the
Copernican system over the Ptolemaic one, proving, for the
first time, that the earth revolves around the sun.
Bloom, a distinguished and often
controversial literary critic and best-selling author of
numerous books about literature (e.g., How To Read and Why),
explores the concept of literary genius through the ages by
examining 100 writers. Aside from such "must
includes" as Shakespeare, Dante, Cervantes, Homer,
Virgil, and Plato, Bloom offers some perhaps less well known
to American readers, such as Lady Murasaki and Octavio Paz.
In the introduction, Bloom posits a definition of genius that
is fleshed out in his discussion of each writer.
A perennial #1 New York Times Bestseller, with comprehensive,
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For 135 years, The World Almanac has remained the source of
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The World Almanac 2003 provides over 1,000 pages
of facts and figures, including:
* A complete recap of the 2002 Winter Olympics,
including the results of every event
* The Year in Pictures: Two color photo sections
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comprehensive information on the arts and entertainment,
awards and prizes, U.S. cities and states, nations of the
world, sports, the environment, vital statistics, lifestyles,
education, travel and tourism, science and technology,
astronomy, sex, health and nutrition, the economy and
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This study is an account of what is known of Babylonian
astrology, retelling a lot of Mesopotamian material that has
been buried in abstruse academic tones. Although it is most
specifically about Mesopotamian astrology, it also tells the
story of the discovery in the 19th century of this ancient
city, and describes what is known of their culture. The second
part of the book focuses on each of the seven major deities of
their religion - their myths, cults and omenology, and how
much of these ancient Babylonian interpretations of the gods
natures has survived in modern astrology.
This is the ultimate book on
Atlantis. Well written (though hard to understand at times due
to the 19th century grammar), well researched, and very
informative. Required reading for anyone interesting in
". . . a case in support of a much greater antiquity for
civilization, a convincing argument for the existence of advanced
technologies in prehistory, and the outline of a lost fountainhead
of world culture."
(SirReadaLot.org, June 2005 )
“. . .essays by such well-known investigators as Robert Schoch,
Christopher Dunn or Rand Flem-Ath examine surprisingly sophisticated
technology in Pharaonic Egypt, and reconsider possibilities for a
global catastrophe that may have altered the course of civilization.
. . . this superb new book. . . has much to offer anyone questioning
the official party-line concerning mankind’s ancient past.”
(Frank Joseph, Ancient American, Issue # 63 )
"This is a great compilation. . . . the type of book that makes
you question what you have been told and makes you want to discover
more for yourself." (Ladyfogg, Oct 2005 )
"Read what researchers have to say about prehistoric
technologies, evolution versus creation, earth changes, and even the
case for extraterrestrial intervention. Look through the eyes of
mystics, scientists, and researchers at the top of their fields and
see what they have to say about some of the latest finds and
discoveries. . . ."
(Rahasya Poe, Lotus Guide, Feb 2005 )