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Alexander Jacob

Dr Alexander Jacob was born in Madras, India, and obtained his Master’s in English Literature from the University of Leeds and his Ph.D. in the History of Ideas from the Pennsylvania State University His post-doctoral research was conducted at the University of Toronto while he was a Visiting Fellow at the departments of Political Science, Philosophy, and English Literature of the University of Toronto.

His scholarly publications include works on  natural philosophy:

De Naturae Natura: A Study of Idealistic Conceptions of Nature and the Unconscious, Franz Steiner, Stuttgart, 1992, 2nd ed. Arktos Media, 2011, Ātman: A Reconstruction of the Solar Cosmology of the Indo-Europeans, ‘Religionswissentschaftliche Texte und Studien’, Georg Olms, Hildesheim, 2005, Brahman: A Study of the Solar Rituals of the Indo-Europeans, ‘Religionswissentschaftliche Texte und Studien’, Georg Olms, Hildesheim, 2012; and The Grail: Two Studies (Leopold von Schroeder, “The Roots of the Saga of the Holy Grail' and Alexander Jacob, 'The Indo-European Origins of the Grail”), Colac, VIC, Numen Books, 2014.

Dr. Jacob also holds a Licentiate Diploma in Piano from the Trinity College of Music, London, and has given solo piano recitals in Canada, Bulgaria, Poland, the Czech Republic, Spain, Germany, England, Brazil and Mexico. He has recorded three CDs of piano transcriptions of Richard Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen (Numen Books, 2015), Parsifal (Numen Books, 2015) and Lohengrin (Numen Books, 2017).

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In 1995, NBC televised a prime-time documentary hosted by actor Charlton Heston and directed by Bill Cote, called Mystery of the Sphinx. The program centered on the research and writings of John Anthony West, a (non-academic) Egyptologist, who, along with Dr. Robert Schoch, a professor of Geology at Boston University, made an astounding discovery on the Great Sphinx of Giza in Egypt.

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