Paperback, 110 pages with plenty of illustrations, many in colour.
Brien Foerster is an experienced tour guide and this is a very good introduction to the Inca that he uses on his tours. It gives you a good background about the history of the Inca, as well as a clear description of their culture. You can read the first 20 pages online for free.
"If heading off on the Inca Trail appeals to you as a burning desire or an armchair ambition, this little book will enhance your travels whether real or virtual and it will make your journey a much richer experience." Read the full review by
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Childress takes the reader on journeys deep into deadly jungles, windswept mountains, and scorching deserts in search of lost civilisations and ancient mysteries. Explore stone cities high in mountain forests and fantastic tales of Inca treasure, living dinosaurs, and a mysterious tunnel system. Whether he is hopping freight trains, searching for secret cities or just dealing with the daily problems of food, money, and romance, the author keeps the reader spellbound.
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The Serpent Grail: The Truth Behind the Holy Grail, the Philosopher's Stone and the Elixir of Life - Philip Gardiner, Gary Osborn
The truth has been buried for hundreds of years beneath myth, symbolism, and propaganda?but it finally comes to light in these pages and can no longer be denied. This is the story of an extraordinary journey of discovery that uncovers the existence of a serpent-worshipping cult that thrived throughout the world in ancient times and whose influences have permeated all the major religions. The cult?s central rite involved mixing together snake blood and venom in a ceremonial bowl, forging a powerful healing elixir?and the evidence shows that this ritual holds the key to solving such enigmatic mysteries as the Holy Grail, Elixir of Life, Philosopher?s Stone, and the lost city of Atlantis. It's nothing less than a radical reinterpretation of world history.
'This book is one of the classics of new antiquarian literature, and the reissue, with an update, is welcome ... Informed by western and Indian classical, this book provides an argument for the sacred nature of the inspiration behind megalithic culture. Fascinating and inspirational throughout, it is an antidote to the view that science is inherently anti-metaphysical.' -- Northern Earth, Winter 2007
'As an archaeological book, it tries to sympathetically comprehend the megalithic mind and the feats of cosmic architectural orientation achieved in an age without written words or numbers. It aims explicitly to understand the builders of the stone circles on their own terms and begins to explore what kind of knowledge they were using ... It is however more than a book about stones: it strives to rediscover the wisdom stream that underlay the mathematical, geometric, and cosmic architecture embodied in the stone circles and sculpted into stone figures. It is a diverse and interdisciplinary study using anthropology, psychology, mythology, architecture, linguistics, philosophy and numerology.' --Alexander Murrell, New View
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'Critchlow's book can help us to regain an understanding of a deeper reality ... it is good to have this outstanding book in print again.' -- Caduceus, Autumn 2007 'Beautifully illustrated' -- Scientific and Medical Network Review, Summer 2007 'A revised publication of a seminal book. Brilliant!' -- Nexus Magazine, December 2007
Keith Critchlow, an internationally-renowned scholar, has studied a wide range of Neolithic artefacts. In "Time Stands Still", he adopts a technique of cross-cultural comparison to uncover some previously unknown characteristics of the Neolithic people. He takes ancient temple-building manuals from Indian Vedic sources, for example, and applies them to British sites - with fascinating results. He examines Chinese pictographs for evidence of sighting instruments and scientific tools. Perhaps most significantly, he offers evidence that stone-carved spheres with regular mathematical symmetries, found in Scotland, pre-date Plato's writings on geometric figures by more than a thousand years. The remarkable findings of this groundbreaking book are just as important today as when the book was first published.
It was a universal belief in ancient civilizations that life came originally from the cosmos and ultimately would return there after death. The shamanic journey was always to this sky-world - and it appears that it was always located in the direction of the stars of Cygnus - also known as the Northern Cross - and was accessed either via the Milky Way or an imagined cosmic axis. Andrew Collins has found that this ancient belief is based on an early astronomy which is about 17,000 years old. All over the world, standing stones, temples and monuments are orientated towards the rising and setting of the stars of the Cygnus constellation or the "entry point" of the Milky Way.
Collins has discovered that the use of deep caves by Palaeolithic man was essential to the rise of religious thought and the belief in life's stellar origins. Science has now confirmed the existence of high-energy particles in the caves - particles that come from a binary star known as Cygnus X3. Therefore it would seem that these ancient people were aware of what science is now telling us - that the DNA of life came originally from deep space.
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Andrew Collins is a historical writer and the author of several ground-breaking books, including From the Ashes of Angels, Gods of Eden, Gateway to Atlantis, and Tutankhamun: The Exodus Conspiracy co-authored with Chris Ogilvie-Herald. He is the organiser of the annual Questing Conference, Britain's largest conference on alternative history.
The Knights of the Holy Grail: The Secret History of the Knights Templar - Tim Wallace-Murphy
Paperback, 320 pages, Watkins Publishing,2007
Tim Wallace-Murphy explains the heretical spiritual beliefs of the Knights Templar and the Rex Deus families and examines their role in the loss of the Holy Land. He charts their achievements in a remarkable range of endeavours, from building castles and cathedrals to laying the foundations of the modern marketplace. He also uncovers the links between the Rex Deus families and the creation and propagation of the Grail sagas and, later, the foundation of the secret society of Freemasonry.
Interest in this subject has never been greater, but who were the Knights Templar? The order was founded early in the twelfth century to protect pilgrims to the Holy Land by the Rex Deus families, who claimed to trace their bloodline directly from Jesus Christ. The Knights Templar had their own agenda and rose to power despite not conforming to the beliefs of the established Church of the time.
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Legacy on the Rocks: The Prehistoric Hunter-gatherers of the Matopo Hills, Zimbabwe - Elspeth Parry
Hardcover, 132 pages, Oxbow Books, 2000
During a 16 year period, the author has seen and recorded over a thousand sites in the Matapo Hills region of Zimbabwe. These sites feature rock paintings from prehistory. "Legacy on the Rocks" explores these ancient images in text and illustrations.
Hardback, 208 pages, Editions Pierre Terrail, 2002, Language: English
Part of the Terrail series of large, colour-illustrated studies on artists, movements or architecture. A study of art in prehistoric caves such as Altamira in Spain and the Lascaux cave in France, demonstrating the symbolism and rituals represented by prehistoric art. 12?x10?, colour throughout
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The Seven Wonders of the World - John & Elizabeth Romer
Paperback, 10"x8", 24pp colour plates, b&w throughout
Ancient and modern accounts of the Wonders reconstructing their appearances and the stories of their creation and destruction, and exploring reasons for the enduring popularity of the idea of the canon of Wonders.
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A fictional tale of ancient times in the Orkney Islands by the celebrated Scottish writer, telling of the adventures of a group of pre-historical islanders when they leave their village to cross the sea in pursuit of the Northern Lights.
The pre-historic people of the Orkney Islands are ordinary men and women who are mostly content to win the fight for survival in their harsh world. Two of them are driven by a burning curiosity and desire for more; they dare to build a boat and travel into the unknown.
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Hardcover, 320 pages, March 2004, Publisher: Sutton Publishing
Newcomers to the study of castles as well as more experienced researchers should find Stephen Friar's companion informative, knowledgeable and wide-ranging. It contains over 1000 entries on English and Welsh fortifications from the Bronze Age to the present. If you are not sure just what a "motte and bailey" castle was, or whether the Romans left any fortified building during their occupation of Britain, this is the book you need. Stephen Friar uses his vast knowledge of all aspects of castles to explain things succinctly and clearly for the non-specialist.
The companion is illustrated and has an index of castles, lists of addresses and further reading. Entries cover early fortifications such as Bronze Age hillforts, Roman fortifications, signal stations, medieval, Tudor and Napoleonic castles and fortifications, siege warfare, beacons, telegraph systems, modern fortifications such as military roads, pill boxes, watch towers, and romantic revival castles such as Castell Goch and Castle Drogo.
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The Lost Tomb Of Viracocha, Unlocking the Secrets of the Peruvian Pyramids - Maurice Cotterell
Paperback, 214pp. Published by Headline, 2001
Cotterell unlocks the secrets of the Inca & discovers treasure-filled tombs. The Inca story of the legendary white gods was not myth after all. These two great sun-kings walked the lands of Peru over 1,500 years ago. Contains illustrations & colour plates
Maurice Cotterell, a mathematician and scientist formerly at the Cranfield Institute of Technology, was awarded the Voluntariado Cultural medal in 1992 for his contributions to Mexican culture. He is the author of the international bestseller The Tutankhamun Prophecies and coauthor of The Mayan Prophecies. He lives in England.
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A controversial alternative view of Stonehenge from independent researcher John Cristie. Liberally illustrated with John's ideas on the site, from ancient bullring to giant mirror weapon, there is a wealth of interest for followers of theories about Stonehenge.
This companion guide to the Brooklyn Museum of Art which is now over 100 years old and contains more than one and a half million objects, shows art and artefacts from almost every culture, with particularly strong holdings of ancient Egyptian and 19th and 20th century American art. 220 colour, 6 b&w. 9" x 7".
Wonders of the Ancient World Fun Book - British Museum
Paperback, 64 pages, British Museum Press, 2000
As much fun as you can fit into 64 pages! The Fun Book of the Wonders of the Ancient World offers a plethora of puzzles, games, jokes and brain-teasers. There are crosswords, word searches, anagrams, hidden words, picture puzzles, codes to crack - and lots of jokes and cartoons along the way. A fun look at times and places of the past, through puzzles, games and activities for children of 7 years and upwards.
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