The book I read to research this post was The Second Messiah by Christopher Knight et al which is a very good book which I bought from Amazon. This book is similar to the kinds of books Andrew Collins & Graham Philips write in that they have taken the information in the bible and looked at what the evidence suggests. The book mainly focuses on the Turin Shroud & Jesus. According to this book Jesus never claimed to be God and the idea of son of god is a mystical one applying to everyone else as well. Jesus founded a church called the Jerusalem and when he died his successor was James both one of the apostles and his brother. Peter was a bit of a heretic who taught Jesus was God and what he taught appealed to the Greeks & Romans. When Jesus died he wasn’t very popular but when James was put to death there was a massive uprising which ended in the Romans putting to death and expelling the Jews from Israel. The Turin Shroud according to the authors contains the image of a crusader put to death possibly by the Saracens. The shroud didn’t come into contact with the poor man but apparently it contains predominantly lactic acid which came into contact with oxygen and reacted to form the image. It goes into how it was created but it’s quite complex. I’m not sure if I agree with everything in the book but it is definitely an interesting read. I do enjoy reading these kind of books.
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The book I read to research this post was From The Ashes Of Angels by Andrew Collins which is a very good book which I bought from Amazon. This book is the culmination of years of research into biblical history and in particular whether there was a race of people regarded as angels that walked among men. This time scale would have roughly coincided with the cataclysm that ended the last ice age about 9,600 years ago. This race had wings, white skin and were very tall. They mated with human women and this may have gone a long way into dissolving the bloodline. Atlantis may have coincidently existed at this time. Also modern day Kurdistan which is part of Iraq may have been where the Garden Of Eden and although nowadays is probably rather barren, at one time the weather cycles were different. Even the Sahara area was once the site of lush vegetation. Andrew tends to write books like this about what may or may not have happened with regard to ancient and biblical history. His books are interesting and I did enjoy this book.
Tags: ancient egyptians, ancient history, biblical history, egypt, history, mysteries, pharoah, tutankhamen
The book I read to research this post was The Murder of King Tut by James Patterson et al which is an excellent book which I bought from a secondhand bookstore. This book tries to solve who killed the pharoah Tutankhamen. They did lots of research to solve this mystery & those of you familiar with Pattersons work will know normally he writes thrillers & children’s books. This book is really interesting and is written like a novel that zips back and forth between the pharoah’s life & Howard Carter’s life. Carter found the tomb. Tut was forced to marry his sister who wasn’t very keen on him. After his death she became queen despite Egyptian law saying that only a male ruler would do. She in turn was herself murdered. Tut became pharoah at a very young age & his tomb was well hidden unlike many rulers who had pyramids. His wife even sent a message to the Hitittes asking if she could marry one of the ruler’s sons in what amounted to treason. The king of the Hitittes assumed it was a trap but otherwise it would have united both kingdoms.
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The book I read to research this post was A Brief History of The Holy Grail by Giles Morgan which is a very good book which I bought from Kindle. The roots of what the holy grail is like giving perpetual youth lie in pagan religion. Some claim the holy grail was what Jesus used at the last supper others claim it was what Joseph of Arimethea used to collect Jesus’s blood & yet others claim it was the sacred bloodline of Jesus’s descendants. A small blue receptacle was found at Glastonbury which some claimed was the holy grail. There’s a legend that Joseph of Arimethea & the virgin Mary went to Glastonbury. The King Arthur stories which although a fictitious work were based on much older legends tell of Percival trying to save the Fisher King with the holy grail but when he sees it at the white castle he doesn’t ask what it’s purpose is. There probably was a King Arthur but he wasn’t called Arthur. Many films have been inspired by the King Arthur legends like obviously Excalibur but also Star Wars & the Lord of the Rings trilogy. The holy grail in a famous scene in Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade was depicted as being made of wood & Jesus didn’t have a lot of money so it was probably not made of a precious metal. The eskimoos believe if you drink out of a walruss skull it has similiar properties to what we believe about the holy grail. They also believe the northern lights are spirits trying to reenter our world. The Nazis tried to hijack the King Arthur legends & the holy grail story for their own ends. Hitler was obsessed with ancient artifacts. They tried to make out christianity was a left over of judaism & that the Cathars who claimed they had descended from had possessed the holy grail. It’s from stories like that, that some people wonder if they found the holy grail.
Tags: ancient egyptians, biblical history, history, judaism, pharoah
The book I read to research this post was Beneath the Pyramids by Andrew Collins which is a very good book which I bought from Kindle. About 200 years ago 3 huge underground chambers were discovered near the Valley of the Kings in Egypt. There was no treasure there so the people who discovered it didn’t spend all that much time exploring it. I have a friend who is psychic & he wrote a book mostly of predictions & transcripts of medium sessions. But in his book one thing he predicted was that pyramids will be discovered in China & it will change how we perceive that different cultures were isolated from one another. It’s interesting that at a site in Egypt there is a site of stones set up celestially much like a small scale Stonehenge & some of the stones are newer than the rest because obviously the stars changed over time & they had to change the circle to acommodate this. A mass grave was found near the Valley of the Kings where upto 40% of the bodies had died had died of things like knife & arrow injuries. They could tell this because they hadn’t tried to heal. Many of the others had terrible injuries but had somehow survived. These bodies were dated to about 10,500BC & it’s interesting that a medium called Edgar Cayce had stated during a medium session that people from the Caucasus mountains near Russia had arrived in Egypt in around 11,000BC & there had been a lot of violent strife. At the time Edgar said this it was disputed by historians but now they’re having second thoughts. Egyptians or historians have also found mumified small animals. It’s interesting that in The Ten Commandments story the Jews made a golden calf because many Egyptians & Jews worshipped cows. It was a sort of rival religion at that time.
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The book I read to research this post was The Gods of Eden by Andrew Collins which is an excellent book which I bought from Amazon. In this book which is mostly about the Ancient Egyptians Collins argues there were higher beings which could have been either Antlanteans or Aliens & that these were more advanced than current technology. If you look at The Great Sphinx in Egypt you do see what appears to be weathering which suggests it is much older than previously thought & it was originally was a statue of a lion made before Egypt became an arid land. Also if you look at The Great Sphinx the rock has been hollowed out by technology which The Egyptians shouldn’t have had. The head of the pharoah was added at a later date. The Great Pyramid which contains more stone than the combined stone of every church & cathedral built in Britain since biblical times & was the tallest building on Earth prior to The Eiffel Tower. Why did they make things hard for themselves by using 400 tonnes blocks when they could easily have used ie 4 tonnes. He argues they used sonic devices which there is a coptic legend which suggests this. Also according to psychic questers of the 1920′s & 30′s like Edgar Cayce there’s huge underground man made rooms underneath the Great Pyramid some of which have been discovered by Egyptologists using a robot device. Apparently these rooms contain much written information. Another interesting point is Egyptologists have discovered carvings made from quartz & agate which are 7 on the mohs scale & supposedly the hardest substances known to these people. How were these carved? Before you dismiss the idea of sonic devices consider the story in the Bible of Jericho which had its walls blasted down by a loud noise. Researchers know there was an actual battle at Jericho in biblical times which the jews won. This book also argues the Garden of Eden was around the area of present day Jordan, Syria & Northern Iraq. Around the area of the Indus & Euphrates river valleys which wasn’t always as arid as it is nowadays.
Tags: ancient egyptians, biblical history, christianity, egypt, history, israel, judaism, the romans
The book I read to research this post was The Arcadian Cipher by Peter Blake et al which is a very good book which I bought from a car-boot sale. This book presents some quite interesting theories especially concerning the crucifixion of Jesus. Many of the classic artists studied things like the kabalah & gnostic christianity & this often influenced their pictures. Nicholas Poussin studied hebrew among other things for example. Although in many pictures & in many hollywood films for that matter Jesus is shown high off the ground at the crucifixion in practise he may have only been a few inches off the ground. Another theory in this book is that Jesus may have not been nailed to the cross as that was reserved for roman soldiers who broke the law, it would have been a horrific death either way. Often people who were crucified took days to die & if they broke their legs so they suffocated that was seen as welcome relief. Nazareth apparently didn’t exist at the time of Jesus & the title of Jesus of Nazareth was a mistranslation of Nazareone which was an egyptian religion which involved magic. According to the Talmud Jesus was egyptian & when he was crucified he was accused of being a magician among other things. As you probably know he did live in egypt as a child. We’ll probably never know the truth concerning these theories but they are interesting.
Tags: ancient egyptians, biblical history, history, israel, the persians
The book I read to research this post was The Templars & The Ark of The Covenant by Graham Phillips which is an excellent book which I bought from Amazon. Very little is known about the construction of the Ark of the Covenant. We know that the exodus or the jews leaving Egypt happened about 3,500 years ago. It’s thought the Old Testament was written in around 600 BC before that it had to be passed on verbally. Mount Sinai was thought to be a sacred mountain where God dwelled by the locals before Moses arrived & it was forbidden for their cattle to graze there. Nowadays there is a shrine which is a sacred site to muslims which contains a spring said to have been found by Moses. One theory about the red ball of fire which was said to be God & was brought up by the Ark is could it be geothermal plasma. When aranite sandstone is crushed by seismic activity this is released & this type of rock is found at Mt Sinai. Could the tablets Moses found be subjected to a similiar process by the Ark. It’s thought the Ark could have been buried by the Essenes near where they buried the Dead Sea Scrolls but they were wiped out so we may never find it. Prior to that it had been taken from the Synagogue in Jerusalem by the Babylonians when they plundered the place but was returned by the Persians 70 years later. In the book it’s claimed the Templars found the tablets near Mt Sinai & one of these was found in Britain but it’s difficult to prove one way or the other.
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The book I read to research this post was The Moses Legacy by Graham Phillips which is an excellent book which I bought at a car boot sale. The supposed idea in the bible that we are all descended from Adam & Eve is nonsense because their son Cain got married so there must have been others. Also it says they built a city which I think would be beyond one family. The name Moses probably comes from the egyptian word mose meaning son & Moses was probably the son of the pharoah who took an interest in the jews. Obviously for literary purposes it’s better to make him a jew in the bible. There were probably 2 Moses one who led them out of egypt & got the pharoah to release them & another who guided them to Israel. In the original bible it didn’t tell you which mountain Moses died on & it was due to Justinian the first, leader of the byzantine empire who claimed it was mount sinai & that appeared in later bibles. The old testiment bible wasn’t written down for hundreds of years & the jews memorized it & there are certain things like the domestication of camels which happened later on but before the bible went to print. Around the time the jews left egypt, the egyptians followed similiar religious practises to judaism ie they worshipped one god called Aten which means giver of life but their god didn’t have a specific name, these were the only 2 religions in the world at that time to not name their god. The egyptians must have got disillusioned with their gods prior to that. For more on that have a look at my Act of God post which explains that. A couple of generations later the egyptians went back to worshipping lots of gods.
Tags: biblical history, history, psychic questing, the crusades, the templars
The book I read to research this post was The 21st Century Grail by Andrew Collins which is a very good book which I bought from amazon. This book is a kind of sequel to the book on the same subject I reviewed the other day. Collins tends to write about psychic questing whereby using mediums & friends who are psychic they find historical artefacts. That doesn’t strictly happen in this book where the holy grail the book is about was discovered behind a statue at Hawkstone House in 1917 but they try to verify it. Incidently the scientific community that Graham Phillips had found the Holy Grail one argument being it’s not mentioned as being in britain until the 12th century. At the end of this book they do tests on the Holy Grail & discover it’s made of alabaster & does appear to be a roman scent jar from that period so as Collins says it does appear that out of all the artefacts that claim to be the Holy Grail & there are rather a lot, this jar probably has the best claim. Something it says in the book is the early christians especially the gnostics & later the cathars & the albigensions focused on spiritual development. They used meditation & prayer to achieve this. I’ve read books on wicca although I have never been practised it & I’m not a wiccan. Apparently a lot of the wiccan beliefs come from these groups like the gnostics. When Aleister Crowley was developing his own version of wicca, he used psychic questing to find long forgotten beliefs. Someone even accused him of giving away the cathars secrets & Crowley because he didn’t know where his beliefs came from, didn’t have a clue what the chap was on about & they had a big argument. The knights templars kept these beliefs.