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Ankh of Life Charm -  90 points

Ankh of Life Charm

.925 Sterling Silver

Size .5 inches high x .25 inches wide

One sided charm

The ankh of life is an Egyptian symbol for life and being full of life. Embrace the gift of physical existence with the Ankh! A subtle show of Pagan traditions for purse, pocket or rearview mirror.

 
 
 

Secrets of Aboriginal Healing -  100 points

Secrets of Aboriginal Healing
In 1983 award-winning physicist Gary Holz was diagnosed with chronic progressive multiple sclerosis. By 1988 he was a quadriplegic. Then, in 1994, his doctors told him he had two years to live. Desperate and depressed, he followed a synchronistic suggestion and went to Australia to live with a remote Aboriginal tribe. Arriving in a wheelchair, alone, with almost no feeling left from the neck down, Holz embarked on a remarkable healing transformation of body, mind, and spirit and discovered his own gift for healing others. 
 
Written at the request of the Aboriginal healers Holz worked with, this book reveals the beliefs and principles of the 60,000-year-old healing system of the Aborigines of Australia, the world’s oldest continuous culture. Chronicling the step-by-step process that led to his miraculous recovery, he explains the role played by thought in the creation of health or disease and details the five essential steps in the Aboriginal healing process. He explores the use of dreamtime, spirit guides, and telepathy to discover and reprogram the subconscious motivations behind illness--a process that enacts healing at the cellular and the soul level, where the root of physical illness is found. 
 
Supported by modern science, including quantum physics, Aboriginal medicine enables each of us to tap in to healing support through the power of the body/mind/spirit connection.
 
Product Details: Paperback, 128 pages
 

Innana Ishtar Sumerian Goddess Pendant -  130 points

Innana Ishtar Sumerian Goddess Pendant

Inanna / Ishtar, Ancient Sumerian Goddess of Love and Fertility

Inanna is the name of the ancient Sumerian Goddess that later came to be known as Ishtar by the Akkadians and Babylonians.  She is the personification of the Planet Venus: as the Morning Star She is the Goddess of Battle and Protection and as the Evening Star She is the Queen of all Pleasure and Desire. Inanna is a powerful Goddess of love and fertility as well as protection and wealth. The story of Her fearless decent into the Underworld is the oldest religious text in the world dating perhaps as far back as 2,500 BCE.

Inanna's temples were wonders of the ancient world and the Ishtar Gate still stands in tribute to Her lasting power. This delicate pendant reveals Her draped in sensuous apparel and wearing the shugurra crown. Portrayed in a symbolic posture offering the milk of Her breasts, She is seated upon Her sacred lion and is holding the Evening Star.

This delicate pendant measures 1-1/8 inches tall by ½ inch wide (not including the loop and bale) yet it has amazing detail. It is available in Nebula, the wonderful new hypoallergenic metal. It is lightly hand painted with black in contrast to the bright metal, revealing the exquisite detail of the design.

 

Ashera Semitic Goddess Pendant -  180 points

Ashera Semitic Goddess Pendant

Silver Finish

Lead-free, hypoallergenic pewter like metal that shines like sterling. The little Goddess in a breast offering pose, signifying nurturing and healthy nourishment.

Asherah, often represented as a tree, was the ruling queen of the Semitic pantheon. Her "Tree of Knowledge" bore fruit not only to feed the body, but also to nourish the spirit.

 

The Rough Guide to Tutankhamun: The King. The Treasure. The Dynasty, By Michael Haag - 200 points

The Rough Guide to Tutankhamun: The King. The Treasure. The Dynasty.

The new exhibition Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs offers a unique insight into the art, wealth and power of Egypt's New Kingdom. 

The Rough Guide to Tutankahmun  provides all the background, with compelling details on the treasures and their discovery. From the opulence and riches of the royal court at Thebes, to the cult of the god Amun and the great heresy of Akhenaten, the extraordinary era of Tutankhamun's Egypt is explained. 

The full story of the Valley of the Kings is told, shedding light on why the royal tombs were built, who built them, and how they were decorated, together with the significance of the treasures and the practice and processes of mummification.

Fascinating background on Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon, the discoverers of Tutankhamun's tomb, and on the fabled curse and its supposed victims. And a report on the CT scan of Tutankhamun's mummy, done in 2005 to reveal the pharaoh's true cause of death. 

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At Ancient Origins, we believe that one of the most important fields of knowledge we can pursue as human beings is our beginnings. And while some people may seem content with the story as it stands, our view is that there exists countless mysteries, scientific anomalies and surprising artifacts that have yet to be discovered and explained.

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By bringing together top experts and authors, this archaeology website explores lost civilizations, examines sacred writings, tours ancient places, investigates ancient discoveries and questions mysterious happenings. Our open community is dedicated to digging into the origins of our species on planet earth, and question wherever the discoveries might take us. We seek to retell the story of our beginnings. 

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