The Exodus Reality: Unearthing the Real History of Moses, Identifying the Pharaohs, and Examining the Exodus from Egypt

By Scott Alan Roberts, John Richard Ward

"The personality of Moses and the subject of the Exodus are ancient enigmas that experience given upward push to whole branches of Egyptological learn and learn for hundreds of years. I applaud Scotty Roberts and John Ward for his or her examine and contribution to this examine. whereas there exist many various critiques and conclusions to those issues, their efforts symbolize a keenness and scholarly method of the subject. i'm commemorated to advise The Exodus Reality."
--Erich von Daniken, writer of historical past is incorrect and facts of the Gods

"An interesting narrative, The Exodus Reality sifts in the course of the sands of time because it finds a few shadowy facets of the traditional Egyptian New state. In real Indiana Jones variety, Roberts and Ward take the reader on a private trip of exploration, skillfully weaving strong topics upon transparent emotional expression, as they try and disclose the genuine identification of the figurative Moses and discover the epic occasions surrounding the biblical Exodus. A complementary mix of scripture, historical legends, background, and archaeology, it's going to stir your curiosity."
--Lorraine Evans, Egyptologist and best-selling writer of state of the Ark

In this groundbreaking paintings, the authors reexamine humanity's so much enduring account of bondage, emancipation, and freedom. the good Exodus is the tale of ways one guy, empowered by way of divine epiphany, introduced the potent historic state of Egypt to its knees. For hundreds of thousands of years, this tale has strengthened the devoted of 3 significant religions, although little ancient information confirms it. So the query needs to be requested: Did it ever rather happen?

Roberts, a historian and theologian, and Ward, an archaeologist, Egyptologist, and anthropologist, dig deeply into old documents to respond to the main vexing questions:

• Is there any ancient facts for the biblical account of the nice Exodus?
• was once Moses a true person?
• the place is the Biblical Mount Sinai?
• what's the Ark of the Covenant, and the place did it come from?
• Why did Moses write concerning the Serpent and the Nephilim?
• Is there a Templar and Masonic connection to the occasions and personages within the story?

Did the Exodus ensue lower than Amenhotep II or Amenhotep III, pharaohs of an analogous royal condominium separated by way of generations and 80-odd years? Or have been Thutmoses III, Hatshepsut, and Amenhotep Son of Hapu on the middle of the motion? The authors current opposing, but unusually interlaced ancient debts for the Exodus, naming the historic pharaohs and miraculous applicants for the old Moses. whereas Roberts provides an account that reveals its moorings within the efficacy of scriptural historicity, Ward offers a brand new and entirely designated idea for the Exodus and its solid of characters.

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Grimoires: A History of Magic Books

By Owen Davies

No books were extra feared than grimoires, and no books were extra valued and respected. In Grimoires: A background of Magic Books, Owen Davies illuminates the numerous interesting types those recondite books have taken and precisely what those books held. At their so much benign, those repositories of forbidden wisdom printed the right way to make strong talismans and protecting amulets, and supplied charms and conjurations for therapeutic ailment, discovering love, and fending off evil. yet different books promised the facility to manage blameless sufferers, even to name up the satan. Davies lines the background of this remarkably resilient and adaptable style, from the traditional center East to fashionable the United States, delivering a brand new viewpoint at the basic advancements of western civilization over the last thousand years. Grimoires exhibits the effect magic and magical writing has had at the cultures of the realm, richly demonstrating the position they've got performed within the unfold of Christianity, the expansion of literacy, and the impact of western traditions from colonial occasions to the present.

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Gudea and his Dynasty (RIM The Royal Inscriptions of Mesopotamia)

By Dietz Otto Edzard

Gudea governed over the Sumerian city-state of Lagas through the twenty first century B.C.E., and left an immense wealth of inscriptions concerning his construction task and pious donations, displayed on statues, clay cylinders, mace heads, vessels and plenty of different items. The relevant a part of the publication is Gudea's incription devoted to the development of the Eninnu, the most sanctuary of his city-god Ningirsu. it's composed of 2 components, every one displayed on a tremendous clay cylinder measuring 60 cm in top and 33 cm in diameter. The composition as an entire has 1366 instances or strains, and is one of the longest Sumerian literary texts recognized at the present. even though officially a development inscription, it's while Sumerian poetic paintings at its top, and likewise a wealthy resource for the examine of Sumerian faith.

Gudea's inscriptions and people of his predecessors and fans are provided within the Latin transliteration of the unique cuneiform texts, in translation, and they're supplied with introductions, commentaries and explanatory notes, with the amount as an entire highlighting a century which was once a part of the so-called Neo-Sumerian period.

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Mystical Qabalah

By Dion Fortune

Dion Fortune's vintage, the paranormal Qabalah, explores all features of the Qabalah, together with the esoteric sciences of astrology and tarot, which shape the foundation of the Western secret Traditions. It offers a key to the sensible operating of this mystical process for either amateur and begin alike.

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Men Among the Ruins: Post-War Reflections of a Radical Traditionalist

By Julius Evola

Julius Evola's masterful evaluate of the political and social manifestations of our time, the "age of decline" recognized to the Hindus because the Kali Yuga.

• finds the occult struggle that underlies the crises that experience turn into a winning function of recent life.

• comprises H. T. Hansen's definitive essay on Evola's political lifestyles and idea.

Men one of the Ruins is Evola's frontal attack at the main materialism of our time and the mirage of development. For Evola and different proponents of Traditionalism, we're now dwelling in an age of accelerating strife and chaos: the Kali Yuga of the Hindus or the Germanic Ragnarok. In any such time, social decadence is so common that it sounds as if as a normal section of all political associations. Evola argues that the crises that dominate the day-by-day lives of our societies are a part of a mystery occult warfare to take away the help of non secular and conventional values as a way to flip guy right into a passive tool of the strong.

Evola is usually considered as the godfather of latest Italian fascism and right-wing radical politics, yet attentive exam of the historic record--as supplied by means of H. T. Hanson's definitive introduction--reveals Evola to be a way more advanced determine. although he held severe right-wing perspectives, he was once a fearless critic of the Fascist regime and hottest a caste process according to spirituality and mind to the organic racism championed by means of the Nazis. eventually, he considered the forces of background as comprised through factions: "history's demolition squad" enslaved by means of blind religion sooner or later and people members whose watchword is culture. those latter stand during this global of ruins at a better point and are in a position to letting move of what should be deserted so that what's really crucial now not be compromised.

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Qabalah, Qliphoth and Goetic Magic

By Thomas Karlsson

Qabalah, Qliphoth and Goetic Magic is a special useful advent to magic. the most thread of the e-book is the exploration of the Qliphoth and the darkish mysteries that have for thus lengthy been a repressed a part of western esotericism. rather than ignoring and denying the darkish part, the writer finds, step-by-step, how guy can get to understand his Shadow and, via this, succeed in a deeper wisdom of the Self. through exploring and never through repressing the Shadow it may be reworked from a harmful strength right into a artistic strength. The booklet bargains with the matter of evil, the symbolism in the back of the autumn of Lucifer and mans production approach based on Qabalistic philosophy. The theories which are offered during this booklet also are associated with perform. numerous examples of rituals, meditations, magical routines and occult correspondences are available inside. Qabalah, Qliphoth and Goetic Magic comprises multiple hundred demonic sigils and items of paintings that have been created in particular for this e-book. a distinct number of the entire sigils from the vintage grimoires Lemegeton: The Lesser Key of Solomon and the notorious Grimorium Verum also are incorporated.

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Historical Dictionary of Witchcraft (Historical Dictionaries of Religions, Philosophies, and Movements Series)

By Michael D. Bailey

Very much has been written in regards to the background of witchcraft, yet a lot of what has been written is unreliable, exaggerated, or erroneous. This challenge is mainly acute in regard to fashionable witchcraft, or Wicca, and its intended connections to historic witchcraft in medieval and early sleek Europe. This Dictionary presents a competent reference resource for either lecturers and basic readers attracted to the particular old improvement of witchcraft within the western world.

the point of interest of the dictionary is on Western Europe through the late-medieval and early glossy sessions, while the categorical suggestion of diabolical witchcraft built and while the so-called "great witch-hunts" happened. Entries also are only if take care of magic and witchcraft within the prior Christian interval and classical antiquity, in addition to with the lingering trust in witchcraft within the smooth global, and with the improvement of the trendy, neo-pagan faith of witchcraft, often referred to as Wicca. For comparative reasons, a few entries were only if care for elements and platforms of magic present in different components of the realm that appear to endure a few relation to the belief of witchcraft because it constructed in Christian Europe. The areas handled are normally Africa, besides such New-World practices as Voodoo and Santeria. Entries within the dictionary conceal vital humans within the historical past of witchcraft, from the medieval inquisitors and early sleek magistrates who built the stereotype of the ancient witch to the fashionable people who have built the faith of Wicca. additionally incorporated are criminal phrases and ideas very important to the prosecution of the intended crime of witchcraft, and spiritual and theological suggestions referring to the demonic components that got here to be linked to witchcraft, in addition to extra well known ideals and facets of universal folklore and mythology that grew to become hooked up to the constructing inspiration of witchcraft. Geographic entries also are incorporated, discussing the scope of witch-hunting in a number of areas of

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Hitler's Master of the Dark Arts: Himmler's Black Knights and the Occult Origins of the SS

By Bill Yenne

At the guts of the evil of Nazism was once Hitler’s “witch doctor,” Heinrich Himmler, and his odd and lethal association with the mundane identify Schutzstaffel, actually “protective squadron.” surely you recognize them greater because the feared SS, the very essence of Nazism. Their threatening double lightning bolt may be the main dreaded image of the 3rd Reich.

 

The proof of the SS’s origins are really stranger than fiction. in the event you inspiration Raiders of the misplaced Ark was once an encouraged Hollywood fiction, reconsider. Hitler's grasp of the darkish Arts finds the hidden “truths” of the SS in complete and morbidly interesting detail.

 

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The Other (New York Review Books Classics)

By Thomas Tryon

Holland and Niles Perry are exact thirteen-year-old twins. they're shut, shut adequate, virtually, to learn every one other’s techniques, yet they couldn’t be extra varied. Holland is daring and mischievous, a foul effect, whereas Niles is variety and wanting to please, this sort of boy who makes mom and dad proud. The Perrys dwell within the bucolic New England city their kinfolk settled centuries in the past, and because it occurs, the prolonged extended family has accumulated at its ancestral farm this summer time to mourn the demise of the twins’ father in a such a lot unlucky twist of fate. Mrs. Perry nonetheless hasn’t recovered from the surprise of her husband’s ugly finish and remains sequestered in her room, leaving her sons to roam unfastened. because the summer season is going on, even though, and Holland’s pranks develop into more and more sinister, Niles reveals he can not make excuses for his brother’s activities.

Thomas Tryon’s best-selling novel a few homegrown monster is an eerie exam of the darkness that dwells inside of each person. it's a landmark of mental horror that may be a important descendent of the books of James Hogg, Robert Louis Stevenson, Shirley Jackson, and Patricia Highsmith.

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