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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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Noah's Sacrifice - watercolor circa 1896–1902 by James Tissot

The ‘Dynastic Race’ and the Biblical ‘Japheth’ – Part I: After the Deluge

The imperfect state of archaeological research in the Near East impedes any definite identification of the original race or races that created the earliest civilizations of Mesopotamia and Egypt...
From Giovanni Battista Belzoni: Egyptian race portrayed in the Book of Gates.

The ‘Dynastic Race’ and the Biblical ‘Japheth’ Part II: Ethnology and Influence

In Part I, the author pieced together the possible genealogy to be found in Mesopotamia and Egypt, taking as his starting point the Biblical account of human developments in the region after the...
The Purusha or ‘cosmic man’, which has a thousand heads and permeates the earth and universe in all directions.

The Real Reason Ancient Indo-Europeans Carried Out Human Sacrifice

The ultimate aim of the original Indo-European sacrifices, modelled after the cosmic sacrifice of the Purusha [a cosmic man whose sacrifice by the gods created all life] … must have been the...