Suggested Books

Suggested Books

Here is a list of suggested books. Click on the title to see a book description or click on the book to get it from Amazon. You are welcome to review any of the books listed. This page is updated regularly.

Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 02:46

Author(s):
John J. Robinson

Its mysterious symbols and rituals had been used in secret for centuries before Freemasonry revealed itself in London in 1717. Once known, Freemasonry spread throughout the world and attracted kings, emperors, and statesmen to take its...Read more

Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 02:45

Author(s):
David Berlinski

Militant atheism is on the rise. In recent years Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett, and Christopher Hitchens have produced a steady stream of best-selling books denigrating religious belief. These authors are merely the leading...Read more

Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 02:43

Author(s):
Tobias Churton

The first complete historical and philosophical investigation into the “invisible fraternity” of the Rosicrucians

• Contains the latest research on the origins of the Rosicrucian movement

• Presents the ties between...Read more

Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 02:41

Author(s):
Laird Scranton

An investigation of the origins of the Neolithic farming village on Orkney Island

• Reveals the striking similarities between Skara Brae and the traditions of pre-dynastic ancient Egypt as preserved by the Dogon people of Mali...Read more

Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 02:40

Author(s):
Stephen C. Meyer

When Charles Darwin finished The Origin of Species, he thought that he had explained every clue, but one. Though his theory could explain many facts, Darwin knew that there was a significant event in the history of life that his theory...Read more

Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 02:35

Author(s):
Tobias Churton

The search for the real historical person known as John the Baptist and the traditions that began with him

• Explores why John the Baptist is so crucially important to the Freemasons, who were originally known as “St. John’s...Read more

Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 03:50

Author(s):
Michael S. Heiser

How the writings of Peter and Paul allude to the sin of the Watchers and present Jesus as overturning the disastrous effects of their sins against humanity. How the descriptions of the antichrist, the end-times Day of the Lord, and the...Read more

Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 03:49

Author(s):
James George Frazer, Robert Fraser

A classic study of the beliefs and institutions of mankind, and the progress through magic and religion to scientific thought, The Golden Bough has a unique status in modern anthropology and literature.

First published in 1890...Read more

Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 03:48

Author(s):
Joseph Campbell, Bill Moyers

The Power of Myth launched an extraordinary resurgence of interest in Joseph Campbell and his work. A preeminent scholar, writer, and teacher, he has had a profound influence on millions of people--including Star Wars creator George...Read more

Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 03:47

Author(s):
Peter Rollins

In this mind-bending exploration of traditional Christianity, firebrand Peter Rollins turns the tables on conventional wisdom, offering a fresh perspective focused on a life filled with love.

Peter Rollins knows one magic...Read more

Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 03:45

Author(s):
Mogg Morgan

Phi-Neter, means ‘Power of the Gods’. In hieroglyphs this is represented by the hind-quarters of a leopard, a “Typhonian” creature, a predator who exemplifies the driving force of magick. In this book the author extends the core working...Read more

Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 02:41

Author(s):
Stephan A Hoeller

Gnosticism developed alongside Judeo-Christianity over two thousand years ago, but with an important difference: It emphasizes, not faith, but direct perception of God--Gnosticism being derived from the Greek word gnosis, meaning "...Read more

Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 02:41

Author(s):
Timothy Keller

In this thoughtful and inspiring new book, pastor and New York Times bestselling author Timothy Keller invites skeptics to consider that Christianity is more relevant now than ever. As human beings, we cannot live without meaning,...Read more

Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 02:40

Author(s):
Luc Ferry

A fascinating new journey through Greek mythology that explains the myths' timeless lessons and meaning. Heroes, gods, and mortals. The Greek myths are the founding narratives of Western civilization: to understand them is to know the...Read more

Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 02:38

Author(s):
Ashley Cowie

Prehistoric people had a one-night stand with stone and enjoyed a long and faithful marriage with rope. Early humans pulled themselves upright along the evolutionary path and from rope-crafts hatched the modern sciences of measuring,...Read more

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 02:22

Author(s):
Christine Wicker

Instead, spirits flit among the elms and stroll along the streets, sometimes dressed in garb more common 120 years ago, when Lily Dale was founded and suffragette Susan B. Anthony was a frequent guest.

According to...Read more

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 02:20

Author(s):
J.F. Bierlein

This book is an excellent introduction to the novice in the field of cultural anthropology and frankly should be required reading for college freshmen who aspire to a well rounded liberal arts education. The author has taken several...Read more

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 02:17

Author(s):
Wade Davis

The story of two generations of scientific explorers in South America—Richard Evans Schultes and his protégé Wade Davis—an epic tale of adventure and a compelling work of natural history.

In 1941, Professor Richard Evan...Read more

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 02:16

Author(s):
Manly P. Hall

An illustrated treatise on the denizens of the invisible worlds and the individual s connection with them, including the 'Dweller on the Threshold,' elementals, natural principles, thought-forms, ghosts and specters. Modern authors who...Read more

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 02:14

Author(s):
Joseph Campbell

What is a properly functioning mythology and what are its functions? Can we use myths to help relieve our modern anxiety, or do they help foster it? In Myths to Live by, Joseph Campbell explores the enduring power of the universal myths...Read more

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