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After graduating from the Eastman School of Music , Jim Willis became a high school band and orchestra teacher during the week, a symphony trombonist on the weekends, a jazz musician at night and a choral conductor on Sunday mornings.  The author of nine books on religion and spirituality, he has been an ordained minister for over forty years while working part-time as a carpenter, the host of his own drive-time radio show, an arts council director and adjunct college professor in the fields of World Religions and Instrumental Music.  His teaching career produced both the comprehensive one-volume encyclopedia of religion, The Religion Book, and Armageddon Now: The End of the World A to Z, written with his wife, Barbara.  Both were published by Visible Ink Press.  Concern for spiritual growth in contemporary society prompted his book Faith, Trust & Belief: A Trilogy of the Spirit , while his love for long-distance bicycling led him to make several cross-country bike trips and inspired his first book, Journey Home: The Inner Life of a Long Distance Bicycle Rider and its sequel, Snapshots and Visions: A View from the Now Savannah: A Bicycle Journey Through Time and Space continued in that tradition.  His current residence in the woods of South Carolina inspired his books, The Dragon Awakes: Rediscovering Earth Energy in the Age Of Science, Ancient Gods: Lost Histories, Hidden Truths and the Conspiracy of Silence, and Supernatural Gods: Spiritual Mysteries, Psychic Experiences, and Scientific Truths.

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Books by Jim Willis

Ancient Gods: Lost Histories, Hidden Truths and the Conspiracy of Silence

Where do we come from?  What are the origins of modern civilization? Do the world's pyramids, the Nazca Lines, Easter Island statues, and other enigmatic structures, archaeological wonders, and geographic anomalies contain evidence of ancient gods? 

Sifting through the historical and archaeological evidence, Ancient Gods: Lost Histories, Hidden Truths, and the Conspiracy of Silence probes the myths, stories, history, and facts of ancient civilizations, lost technologies, past catastrophes, archetypal astronauts, and bygone religions to tease out the truth of our distant past and modern existence. It takes and in-depth look at the facts, fictions, and controversies of our ancestors, origins, who we are as a people—and who might have come before us. It tackles more than 60 nagging stories of ancient gods, ancestors, alien visitors, theories and explanations.  | JimWillis.net

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Supernatural Gods: Spiritual Mysteries, Psychic Experiences, and Scientific Truths  

Black Holes. Dark Energy. Dark Matter. Entanglement Theory. Quantum Physics. Modern science estimates dark energy permeates roughly 68% of the universe. Dark matter makes up another 27%, leaving the "normal" matter visible to humans at less than 5% of the cosmos around us. String Theory and Membrane Theory both suggest that parallel dimensions very probably exist. Quantum Entanglement Theory shows two objects connected despite being large distances apart. What does the universe hold―and hide? Where do we come from and where are we headed? Can science explain psychic and supernatural phenomena?

Exploring the collision of science, the universe and the "supernatural" unknown,  Supernatural Gods: Spiritual Mysteries, Psychic Experiences, and Scientific Truths  by Jim Willis looks at the myths, stories, history, science and facts of healing energies, psychic connections, heavenly messengers, miracles, déjà vu, dreams, out-of-body experiences, and many other psychic phenomena beyond the limits of the five senses.

Surveying scientists and experts, it probes the physical existence of "gods" from other dimensions and realities. The past, present and future are investigated to glimpse at the truth of animal envoys, earth spirits, evolution, parallel universes, religious stories, mythological shape shifting superheroes, the origins of the agricultural revolution, alien visitors, dowsing, past life regression, channeling, intuition, meditation, shamanism, spiritualism, and much, much more. Also included are a helpful bibliography and an extensive index, adding to the book’s usefulness. | JimWillis.net

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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.

The goal of Ancient Origins is to highlight recent archaeological discoveries, peer-reviewed academic research and evidence, as well as offering alternative viewpoints and explanations of science, archaeology, mythology, religion and history around the globe.

We’re the only Pop Archaeology site combining scientific research with out-of-the-box perspectives.

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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