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, August 26, 2017 - 01:46

Author(s):
Richard Firth Green

Taking as his starting point the assumption that the major cultural gulf in the Middle Ages was less between the wealthy and the poor than between the learned and the lay, Green explores the church's systematic demonization of fairies...Read more

Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 01:20

Author(s):
Nicholas Reeves, Richard H. Wilkinson

This account of the Valley of the Kings brings together its art, archaelogy and history in one volume arranged thematically. Famous as the burial place of the great New Kingdom pharaohs - such as Tutankhamun, Ramesses the Great and...Read more

Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 01:17

Author(s):
John Hale

Lords of the Sea tells the true history behind the upcoming blockbuster 300: Rise of an Empire and how the Athenians established the modern world as we know it. 300: Rise of an Empire is the bloody epic based on the graphic novel....Read more

Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 01:16

Author(s):
Carlos M. N. Eire

A lively, expansive history of the Protestant and Catholic Reformations and the momentous changes they set in motion

This fast-paced survey of Western civilization’s transition from the Middle Ages to modernity brings that...Read more

Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 01:15

Author(s):
Stephen Quayle

UNEARTHING THE LOST WORLD OF THE CLOUDEATERS is a book unlike any other, one that demands the Smithsonian to open its hidden warehouses so the history of ancient America can be rewritten! As chronicled by Dr. Thomas R. Horn, radio legend...Read more

Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 01:11

Author(s):
Richard Cassaro

The Missing Link presents Richard Cassaro´s paradigm-shifting archaeological discovery, and builds on the theory he advanced in his 2011 book, Written in Stone.Cassaro argues persuasively that the Old World symbol known as Master of...Read more

Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 01:10

Author(s):
Ferran Blasco, Elyn Aviva

These wide-ranging conversations are a must-read for anyone interested in sacred sites and spiritual development. Elyn and Ferran's lively discussions explore in depth how sacred sites function, how we interact with them, how to (and why...Read more

Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 04:06

Author(s):
Robert Bowie Johnson Jr.

The hallmark of a healthy humanity is a genuine connection to the truth of our historical identity. History, simply put, is what happened. But how do we find our way to the origins of the human race thousands of years ago? We go back two...Read more

Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 04:05

Author(s):
Anthony Murphy

In the past two centuries, what has become clear from the mountains of research that have been carried out on the ancient and magnificent Newgrange monument in Ireland's Boyne Valley is that it is a uniquely special place. Its...Read more

Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 04:03

Author(s):
Brian R. Price

Few historical icons can match the evocative power of the medieval suit of armour, and this epic new book is a complete course in the tools and techniques of the modern armourer’s art. Through more than 1,000 detailed photos and clear...Read more

Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 04:02

Author(s):
Percy Fawcett

The true story of the real Colonel Fawcett and his mysterious disappearance in the Amazon jungle, considered one of the greatest mysteries of the twentieth century

The inspiration for the major motion picture "The Lost City of Z,"...Read more

Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 04:01

Author(s):
Zahi Hawass

This book is the official companion to the National Geographic Exhibition of the same name. Featuring hundreds of full colour photographs, the volume delves into the rich treasure trove of objects from the reigns and tombs of fabled...Read more

Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 03:59

Author(s):
Alex Patterson

This is the first specifically designed key to the interpretation of American rock art. Interest in the subject has grown significantly among professional archaeologists and informed lay persons in recent years, but the purpose and...Read more

Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 03:57

Author(s):
Zhixin Sun

Age of Empires presents the art and culture of China during one of the most critical periods of its history – the four centuries from 221 B.C. to A.D. 200-- when, for the first time, people of diverse backgrounds were brought together...Read more

Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 03:29

Author(s):
Jonathan Cahn

Imagine if you discovered a treasure chest in which were hidden ancient mysteries, revelations from heaven, secrets of the ages, the answers to man’s most enduring, age-old questions, and the hidden keys that can transform your life to...Read more

Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 03:28

Author(s):
M. Isidora Forrest

Isis Magic is back, in a new 10th Anniversary Edition, revised & expanded with new rituals and meditations

The House of Isis is open to you. It always has been. Come. Greet the Goddess of Ten Thousand Names, Isis, the Goddess...Read more

Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 03:25

Author(s):
Gisele Díaz, Alan Rodgers

Considered by many scholars the finest extant Mexican codex and one of the most important original sources for the study of pre-Columbian religion, the Codex Borgia is a work of profound beauty, filled with strange and evocative images related to calendrical, cosmological, ritual, and divinatory...Read more

Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 03:24

Author(s):
Roberto Ciarla, Araldo De Luca

More than 22 centuries ago, in China's northwestern Shaanxi province, the first Qin emperor was buried in a magnificent tomb surrounded by an army of some 7,000 terra-cotta soldiers. This lavish volume offers a detailed look at that...Read more

Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 03:23

Author(s):
Robert Cornuke

In a book that is being heralded as "an investigative maserpiece" with "astounding archaeological and prophetic implications," TEMPLE: Amazing New Discoveries That Change Everything About the Location of Solomon's Temple, by Robert...Read more

Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 03:21

Author(s):
Adam Brown

Until аbоut a century ago, lіttlе was knоwn of the Hіttіtеѕ еxсерt thеіr nаmе that wаѕ mеntіоnеd іnfrequеntlу іn thе Old Testament. They wеrе соmmоnlу аѕѕumеd tо hаvе played nо role of аnу significance іn hіѕtоrу. This аlѕо gave others...Read more

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Aristotle’s Masterpiece Completed in Two Parts.
A perverted "sex manual" featuring shocking magical and mythical X-rated content will be sold at a UK auction next month. The first edition of this sordid book entitled Aristotle's Masterpiece Completed In Two Parts, The First Containing the Secrets of Generation, was published in London in 1684.

Myths & Legends

An illustration of Vasilisa the Beautiful, by Ivan Bilibin.
[…] In the evening the girl laid the table and began waiting for Baba-Yaga. It grew dark. The black horseman swept by and it was night. The skulls’ eyes began to shine. The trees creaked, the dead leaves crunched, the earth trembled, and there was Baba-Yaga…

Human Origins

Silhouettes (Public Domain) in front of blood cells (Public Domain) and a gene.
Most people who have the Rh blood type are Rh-positive. There are also instances, however, where people are Rh-Negative. Health problems may occur for the unborn child of a mother with Rh-Negative blood when the baby is Rh-Positive.

Ancient Technology

The Lycurgus Cup.
A strange chalice made its way into the British Museum’s collection in the 1950s. It is a 1,600-year-old jade green Roman artifact called the Lycurgus Cup. The image on the chalice is an iconic scene with King Lycurgus of Thrace...

Ancient Places

The highly-decorated tomb is built in a distinctive ‘L’ shape
A mysterious ancient tomb with “unusual and rare” wall paintings has been discovered in Egypt. Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Enany told BBC reporters the discovery of a 4,400-year-old tomb found during excavation work in Giza’s western cemetery “likely belonged to Hetpet, a priestess to Hathor, the goddess of fertility, who assisted women in childbirth.”

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