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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.

Friday, November 24, 2017 - 22:54

Author(s):
Jeremy Narby

Whilst living amongst Peruvian Indians, anthropologist Jeremy Narby learned of their phenomenal knowledge of plants and biochemical interactions, gained under the influence of the hallucinogen ayahuasca. Despite his initial scepticism,...Read more

Friday, November 24, 2017 - 22:54

Author(s):
Richard Miles

Across the Middle East, the Mediterranean and the Nile Delta, awe-inspiring

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Friday, November 24, 2017 - 22:53

Author(s):
Stephanie Dalley

The ancient civilization of Mesopotamia thrived between the rivers Tigris and Euphrates over 4,000 years ago. The myths collected here, originally written in cuneiform on clay tablets, include parallels with the biblical stories of the...Read more

Friday, November 24, 2017 - 22:53

Author(s):
Avery Morrow

The first English translation and examination of secret Japanese writings dating from the paleolithic to classical eras 

• Examines four suppressed and secret texts to discover the deeper truths beneath Japanese mythology ...Read more

Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 00:24

Author(s):
His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Thubten Chodron, Bhante Gunaratana

Now in Paperback! Explore with the Dalai Lama the common ground underlying the diverse traditions of Buddhism.

Buddhism is practiced by hundreds of millions of people worldwide, from Tibetan caves to Tokyo temples to redwood...Read more

Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 00:21

Author(s):
Agustín Fuentes

A bold new synthesis of paleontology, archaeology, genetics, and anthropology that overturns misconceptions about race, war and peace, and human nature itself, answering an age-old question: What made humans so exceptional among all the...Read more

Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 00:19

Author(s):
Jan Guillou

For power. For passion. For glory.
The epic story of the Knights Templar.

Born in 1150 to a noble Swedish family and coming of age at a monastery under the tutelage of a Cistercian monk and a former Knight Templar, young Arn...Read more

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 18:29

Author(s):
Raymond Faulkner, Ogden Goelet, Carol Andrews

For millennia, the culture and philosophy of the ancient Egyptians have fascinated artists, historians, and spiritual seekers throughout the world. Now, with this deluxe edition, the legendary 3,500-year-old Papyrus of Ani—the most...Read more

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 18:28

Author(s):
Victor H. Mair, J. P. Mallory

"A fascinating and readable account... a valuable compendium of recent research on a little-known region." ―Archaeology
How did tartan-wearing Indo-Europeans come to be in Asia 2,000 years beforeWest and East admitted each other’s...Read more

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 18:27

Author(s):
Dennis J. Stanford, Bruce A. Bradley, Michæl Collins

Who were the first humans to inhabit North America? According to the now familiar story, mammal hunters entered the continent some 12,000 years ago via a land bridge that spanned the Bering Sea. Distinctive stone tools belonging to the...Read more

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 18:26

Author(s):
Marcus Aurelius

Meditations is a series of personal writings by Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor 161–180 CE, setting forth his ideas on Stoic philosophy. Marcus Aurelius wrote the 12 books of the Meditations in Koine Greek as a source for his own guidance...Read more

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 18:24

Author(s):
Neil Gaiman

Introducing an instant classic―master storyteller Neil Gaiman presents a dazzling version of the great Norse myths.

Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he...Read more

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 16:59

Author(s):
Max Dashu

In this compelling exploration of language, archaeology, and early medieval literature, Max Dashu illuminates hidden cultural heritages. She shows that the old ethnic names for "witch" signify 'wisewoman, ' 'prophetess, ' 'diviner, ' '...Read more

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 16:55

Author(s):
Johan Reinhard

Johan Reinhard's discovery of the 500-year-old frozen body of an Inca girl made international headlines in 1995, reaching more than a billion people worldwide. One of the best-preserved mummies ever found, it was a stunning and significant time capsule, the spectacular climax to an Andean quest...Read more

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 16:44

Author(s):
Jeremy Harte, Ian Brown

We are not alone. In the shadows of our countryside there lives a fairy race, older than humans, and not necessarily friendly to them. For hundreds of years, men and women have told stories about the strange people, beautiful as...Read more

Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 00:31

Author(s):
Harvey Kraft

The sudden death of the Persian Emperor in 522 BCE is one of history’s great mysteries. Was his demise self-inflicted, accidental, an assassination or due to natural causes? The author contends that during this incident Siddhartha...Read more

Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 00:30

Author(s):
Douglas Van Dorn

Goliath. You know the story. But why is it in the Bible? Is it just to give us a little moral pick-me-up as we seek to emulate a small shepherd boy who defeated a giant? Have you ever wondered where Goliath came from? Did you know he had...Read more

Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 00:29

Author(s):
E. A. Wallis Budge

For millennia, Egypt, the dark land, has been considered the home of magic. The feats of her priests and magicians were renowned throughout the ancient world, from the simplest legerdemain (according to present interpretation) to the...Read more

Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 00:27

Author(s):
Marita Woywod Crandle

New Orleans has a reputation as a home for creatures of the night. Popular books, movies and television shows have cemented the city’s connection to vampires in public imagination. In the early days of Louisiana’s colonization, rumors...Read more

Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 00:26

Author(s):
Henry Harpending, Gregory Cochran

Scientists have long believed that the “great leap forward” that occurred some 40,000 to 50,000 years ago in Europe marked end of significant biological evolution in humans. In this stunningly original account of our evolutionary history...Read more

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