Sign and the Seal

The Quest for the Lost Ark of the Covenant

Author: Graham Hancock

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671865412

Category: Religion

Page: 600

View: 7314

A journalist tells of his quest to find the Ark of the Covenant, how he traced it to a remote corner of war-torn Ethiopia, and the significance of the Ark and its mysterious disappearance

The Sign and the Seal

The Quest for the Lost Ark of the Covenant

Author: Graham Hancock

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 0307829049

Category: Science

Page: 642

View: 4661

The fact of the Lost Ark of the Covenant is one of the great historical mysteries of all time. To believers, the Ark is the legendary vessel holding the stone tablets of the Ten Commandments. The Bible contains hundreds of references to the Ark's power to level mountains, destroy armies, and lay waste to cities. The Ark itself, however, mysteriously disappears from recorded history sometime after the building of the Temple of Solomon. After ten years of searching through the dusty archives of Europe and the Middle East, as well as braving the real-life dangers of a bloody civil war in Ethiopia, Graham Hancock has succeeded where scores of others have failed. This intrepid journalist has tracked down the true story behind the myths and legends -- revealing where the Ark is today, how it got there, and why it remains hidden. Part fascinating scholarship and part entertaining adventure yarn, tying together some of the most intriguing tales of all time -- from the Knights Templar and Prester John to Parsival and the Holy Grail -- this book will appeal to anyone fascinated by the revelation of hidden truths, the discovery of secret mysteries.

Die Wächter des heiligen Siegels

Auf der Suche nach der verschollenen Bundeslade

Author: Graham Hancock

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783404770434


Page: 496

View: 8784

The Encyclopedia of Religious Phenomena

Author: J Gordon Melton

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 1578592593

Category: Religion

Page: 392

View: 664

From sacred mountains and places of pilgrimage to visions and out-of-body travel, this reference explores unusual and unexplained physical events, apparitions, and other phenomena rooted in religious beliefs. Each entry features a balanced presentation and includes a description of the phenomenon, the religious claims surrounding the occurrence, and a scientific response. Touring the world and history, this comprehensive reference includes entries on angels, comets, Marian apparitions, and religious figures such as Jesus, Mohammad, and Lao Tzu.

Ramblings of a Restless Soul

Author: Kenna Lach Bifani

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465367020

Category: Travel

Page: 169

View: 3254

The book is a collection of travel related short stories. The stories are from real travels but the persons and exact situations are changed to protect privacy and prevent problems in sensitive areas. Some of the stories are situational. Others are about people or culture or places out of the ordinary. Others are newsletters written at the time and adapted later for a wider ranging audience. Yet others are dilemmas or frustrating situations turned to fiction to bring humor to the issue. You will learn about a hidden kingdom in Java, off limits to tourists without special permission of the king; take a ride on the Trans Siberian train from Moscow to Beijing and experience adventure along the way; visit Beirut a week after the suicide bombing; and experience what it’s like to work in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Africa will become more than a place for safaris when you visit countries such as the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi and Central African Republic, all of which have and still do experience conflicts, disease and poverty.

The Master Game

Unmasking the Secret Rulers of the World

Author: Graham Hancock,Robert Bauval

Publisher: Red Wheel Weiser

ISBN: 1934708755

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

View: 4210

The Master Game is a roller-coaster intellectual journey through the back streets and rat runs of history to uncover the traces in architecture and monuments of a secret religion that has shaped the world. Pivotal historical events and processes, not least the Renaissance, the birth of scientific rationalism, and the French and American revolutions, are radically re-evaluated in the light of new investigative evidence presented in The Master Game. Even the belief that the United States has a "global mission," so obvious today, may ultimately prove to be less the result of a short-term reaction to terrorism than the inevitable working out of a covert plan originally set in motion almost two thousand years ago. The Master Game refers to a scheme or "game" played on the world stage to bring about a world order governed by a lofty goal which, today, we term the "Masonic Ideal." The Master Game traces the origins of this game of symbols and words and talismans from ancient Egypt all the way to modern times, and places it squarely on the elitist Scottish Rite Freemasonry, headquartered in Washington, DC, and ruled by a secretive and powerful brotherhood of men who have attained the thirty-third degree. The Master Game exposes this world order's true purpose and, more importantly, shows how it has affected the United States of America and badly backfired on 9/11. The book is adapted and expanded from the authors' earlier, out-of-print book Talisman.

Prisoners of Prester John

The Portuguese Mission to Ethiopia in Search of the Mythical King, 1520–1526

Author: Cates Baldridge

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786490195

Category: History

Page: 305

View: 5598

During the 16th century, Portugal endeavored to locate the mythical kingdom of Prester John—a Christian nation rumored to be somewhere in the Orient, amidst the pagans and Muslims. This study chronicles Portugal’s final attempt, a six-year odyssey in Ethiopia that resulted in a tragicomic collision with a proud but isolated Christian kingdom. After summarizing the Prester John myth and the many efforts it spawned, the work focuses on the Ethiopian mission’s chronicler, Father Francisco Álvares, who fell in love with the country and its people, became a friend of its king, hid the Abyssinians’ heresies from his superiors, and set in motion events that saved Ethiopia from imminent destruction. Unique in the annals of Europeans’ initial contacts with African peoples, the Portuguese mission is a portrait of hopeful preconceptions buffeted and eventually transformed by encounters with a fascinating, utterly unexpected reality.

The Mother of the Lord

Volume 1: The Lady in the Temple

Author: Margaret Barker

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0567489906

Category: Religion

Page: 400

View: 2953

Are there Old Testament roots of the veneration of the Blessed Virgin Mary? Margaret Barker traces the roots of the devotion to Mary as Mother of the Lord back to the Old Testament and the first temple in Jerusalem. The evidence is consistent over more than a millennium: there had been a female deity in Israel, the Mother figure in the Royal cult, who had been abandoned about 600BCE. She was almost written out of the Hebrew text, almost excluded from the canon. This first of two volumes traces the history of the Lady in the Temple, and looks forward to the second volume in which Barker will show how the Lady of the Temple is reclaimed in the advent of Christianity, and becomes the Lady in the Church. The result is breathtaking, and like all Barker's work, is impossible to put down.


Two Hundred Years of African-American Faith and Practice at the Abyssinian Baptist Church of Harlem, New York

Author: Genna Rae McNeil,Houston Bryan Roberson,Quinton Hosford Dixie,Kevin McGruder

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802863418

Category: Religion

Page: 656

View: 5744

Presents a history of the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, New York City, discussing its organization in 1809, its famous senior pastors, and its struggles and triumphs.

Human Expeditions

Inspired by Bruce Trigger

Author: Stephen Chrisomalis,André Costopoulos

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442664568

Category: Social Science

Page: 316

View: 6443

In its 2007 obituary of Bruce Trigger (1937–2006), the Times of London referred to the Canadian anthropologist and archaeologist as “Canada’s leading prehistorian” and “one of the most influential archaeologists of his time.” Trained at Yale University and a faculty member at McGill University for more than forty years, he was best known for his History of Archaeological Thought, which the Times called “monumental.” Trigger inspired scholars all over the world through his questioning of assumptions and his engagement with social and political causes. Human Expeditions pays tribute to Trigger’s immense legacy by bringing together cutting edge work from internationally recognized and emerging researchers inspired by his example. Covering the length and breadth of Trigger’s wide-ranging interests – from Egyptology to the history of archaeological theory to North American aboriginal cultures – this volume highlights the diversity of his academic work and the magnitude of his impact in many different areas of scholarship.

Messiah Is Coming

Ancient Scriptures Speak Today of the Events of Tomorrow

Author: Yevgeny H. Wieliczko

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465328386

Category: Religion

Page: 131

View: 9222

At the dawn of the 21st Century, in a time when secular humanism and unbiblical religions are vying for the hearts, minds and souls of people all around the globe, MESSIAH IS COMING presents an overview of some of the messianic prophecies found throughout the Jewish Holy Scriptures, the Tanakh. Not a textbook; this is an Everymans perspective in a search for answers to one of our oldest riddles: if there is a GOD, why hasnt HE just taken over once and for all and delivered humanity from the tyrants of power, the poverty of many, the madness of war, the injustices that seem to escape our rules of law? Long ago GOD surely promised a Messianic Kingdom on Earth. Who, what, and where is the true One who can bring it about?

Die Technologie der Götter

die unglaubliche Wissenschaft der Antike

Author: David Hatcher Childress

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783895392344


Page: 356

View: 8248

Lords of Poverty

The Power, Prestige, and Corruption of the International Aid Business

Author: Graham Hancock

Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press

ISBN: 9780871134691

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 234

View: 7865

Takes a critical look at the international business of charity and relief efforts, exposing the bureaucratic inefficiency

The Message of the Sphinx

A Quest for the Hidden Legacy of Mankind

Author: Graham Hancock,Robert Bauval

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780307557919

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

View: 7279

In this riveting account of historical and archaeological investigation, the authors present hard evidence that the Sphinx, the Pyramids, and the other monuments at Giza are of far more ancient origin than previously believed. Complete with evidence of a conspiracy between the Egyptology establishment and various confidential organizations to keep the secrets of the Pyramids from the world, The Message of the Sphinx is also a modern-day detective story. of photos. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Beauty of Addis Ababa

Author: Graham Hancock

Publisher: Camerapix

ISBN: 9781874041139

Category: Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)

Page: 128

View: 5186

The beauty of historic Ethiopia

Author: Graham Hancock,Mohamed Amin,Duncan Willetts,Santha Faiia

Publisher: N.A


Category: Travel

Page: 119

View: 2643

Die Sklavenrasse der Götter

Die geheime Geschichte der Anunnaki und deren Mission auf der Erde

Author: Michael Tellinger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783864452086


Page: 608

View: 6465


The Eater of Souls

Author: Graham Hancock


ISBN: 1459607643

Category: Demonology

Page: 708

View: 7532

"...Two brave young women living at opposite ends of history are brought together by supernatural forces to do battle with a demon who travels through time. The fate of humanity rests in their hands..."--P. [4] of cover.