Human evolution is far more complicated and convoluted than imagined by conventional anthropologists. New finds in Africa and Europe, as well as mitochondrial DNA testing of fossilised remains, reveal puzzling and contradictory insights. There are many strange branches in our human family tree including hobbits, pygmies, giants and horned people. Chapters in this profusely illustrated book include · The Tangled Tree of Evolution · Giants and Goliath · Polau Pygmies · Hobbits – Homo Florensiensis · The Taklamakan Mummies – Caucasians in Prehistoric China · Holocaust of American Giants?
SECOND WORLD WAR: ASIA AND THE PACIFIC The West Point Military History Series Edited by Thomas E Griess
With the bombing of Pearl Harbour on December 7 1941 the United States entered World War II as a combatant. Although the war's primary focus was on the conflict taking place in Europe the battle in the Pacific was played out on a monumental level whether on islands overrun by Japanese forces or on the ocean between ships planes and submarines. In this work the full breadth and scope of the Pacific theatre of operations is explored and explained - from the political and military circumstances leading to the war to Japan's unconditional surrender. As in the Europe and the Mediterranean volume of this series technological advancements generalship and military doctrines are examined through the significant battles events and personalities that shaped the course of the war. Each part of this sixteen volume series focuses on a specific era of warfare bringing you into the thick of battle with a clear and accurate picture of men at war. Utilising their expertise as scholars and soldiers the authors shed light on the crucial events and factors that shaped the execution of the world's great military campaigns. Photographs illustrations and maps of the campaigns - thoroughly researched for historical accuracy - are included in the books and atlases.
SECOND WORLD WAR: EUROPE AND THE MEDITERRANEAN The West Point Military History Series Edited by Thomas E Griess
With the invasion of Poland by the German Army in the autumn of 1939 the world was plunged into war on a scale never before witnessed in human history. The European theatre of operations would stretch from the icy waters of the Atlantic to the rough terrain of Russia's Ural Mountains. Military strategies and tactics on both sides would adjust to meet the quickly shifting demands of battle -n the air on land and at sea. THE SECOND WORLD WAR: EUROPE AND THE MEDITERRANEAN was designed to analyse and explain this conflict as it applies to military history and science. From the development of innovative technologies to the impact of skilled and charismatic leaders to the use of pragmatic new military theories this work puts politics social influences and events into proper perspective. And unlike many other works this volume highlights the battles and individuals that were instrumental in changing the face of warfare. Each part of this sixteen volume series focuses on a specific era of warfare bringing you into the thick of battle with a clear and accurate picture of men at war. Utilising their expertise as scholars and soldiers the authors shed light on the crucial events and factors that shaped the execution of the world's great military campaigns. Photographs illustrations and maps of the campaigns--thoroughly researched for historical accuracy--are included in the books and atlases.
SECRET DOCTRINE OF THE ROSICRUCIANS A Lost Classic by Magus Incognito William Walker Atkinson
Edited by Clint Marsh
The Rosicrucians are a truly "secret society" whose philosophy has come to light at different points in history. In the 1600s they issued a set of manifestos calling for an enlightened revolution that would reshape society into a more democratic ideal.
Writing as Magus Incognito, William Walker Atkinson reintroduces a new generation of readers to the Rosicrucian ideals, as well as to a myriad of connections between occult concepts as varied as alchemy, reincarnation, the astral plane, auras, Eastern and Western mysticism and the "evolution of mankind" among seven esoteric versions of planets in our solar system.
SECRET HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES Conspiracies, Cobwebs and Lies Peter Kross
Everyone likes a good mystery, be it based in fact or fiction. The history of the United States is full of mysterious facts that are not taught in school, and most people don't know the untold stories surrounding many historical events.
In THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES author Kross brings these little known stories to life. The book details conspiracy theories throughout American history, from the discovery of the continent to the founding of the nation to the modern day. The book also tells the stories of unexplained events in American history, as well as mysteries that have never been solved. The events covered in the book range from the American Revolution, the Civil War, World War II, the Cold War, the assassinations of the 1960s, the Iraq war and the events leading up to 9-11. Among the subjects covered are the following: Was Christopher Columbus Jewish?; The plots to kidnap George Washington; Who was Agent 355?; John Wilkes Booth and the Confederate Secret Service; the Lindberg baby kidnapping; the plot to oust FDR; Flight 19; Who killed JFK?; Nixon and the mob, Watergate and the CIA, Iran-Contra, and the intelligence failures that led up to 9-11. These stories are fascinating accounts of the underside of American hidden history that will amaze and inform the reader.
SECRET PRACTICES OF THE SUFI FREEMASONS The Islamic Teachings at the Heart of Alchemy Baron Rudolf Von Sebottendorff, Founder Of The Thule Society
Translation and introduction by Stephen E. Flowers
· Shows how this order, also known as oriental Freemasonry, preserves the ancient spiritual doctrines forgotten by modern Freemasonry · Explains how to transform the soul into the alchemical Magnum opus by combining Masonic grips and the abbreviated letters of the Qur'an · Includes a detailed biography of Baron von Sebottendorff
Originally published in Germany in 1924, this rare book by Baron Rudolf von Sebottendorff reveals the secret spiritual exercises of the Bektashi Order of Sufis as well as how this order, also known as Oriental Freemasonry, preserves the ancient spiritual doctrines forgotten by modern Freemasonry. Sebottendorff explains how the mysterious abbreviated letters found in the Qur'an represent formulae for perfecting the spirit of the individual. When combined with Masonic hand signs and grips and conducted accordingly to a precise schedule, these formulae incorporate spiritual power into the body and transform the soul from its base state into a noble, godlike state: the Magnum Opus of the mediaeval alchemists.
Laying out the complete programme of spiritual exercises, Sebottendorff explains each abbreviated word-formula in the Qur'an, the hand gestures that go with them and the exact order and duration for each exercise. Including a detailed biography of Sebottendorff and an examination of alchemy's Islamic heritage, this book shows how the traditions of Oriental Freemasonry can ennoble the self and lead to higher knowledge.
SECRET SOCIETIES Illuminati, Freemasons, and the French Revolution Una Birch & James Wasserman
The greatest success of the Bavarian Illuminati conspiracy was the French Revolution of 1789. The profound impact of that Revolution is felt to this day in the political destinies of billions of people worldwide. The Illuminati had declared war against Church and State a decade earlier and worked feverishly to spread their new gospel of Liberty and Reason. Although the Order was officially suppressed on the eve of the Revolution, its efforts do not appear to have been in vain. The recruiting programme of Illuminati founder, Adam Weishaupt, was focused on attracting the powerful and influential government ministers, academics, the press, authors and philosophers, booksellers and publishers, even religious leaders open to agnostic or atheist views. Many such men belonged to the masonic lodges of Germany, Austria and France. The wider masonic network offered Weishaupt a respectable vehicle by which he was able to propagate his clandestine doctrines.
SECRET SOCIETIES Their Influence and Power from Antiquity to the Present Day Michael Howard
For thousands of years secret societies - guardians of ancient esoteric wisdom - have exercised a strong and often crucial influence on the destiny of nations. Though largely ignored by orthodox historians, the Freemasons, Knights Templar and Rosicrucians affected the course of the French and American Revolutions as well as the overthrow of the mediaeval feudal order. Inevitably, the true ideals and esoteric practices of these societies have, at times, been perverted by self-serving individuals. The Nazis and the Bolsheviks, British security forces, the founding fathers of America and the Vatican have all justified their actions - for good or for ill - by claiming the mystic ideals of secret societies.
Michael Howard explores these connections, tracing their effects in politics and statecraft from the time of ancient Egypt up to the present. He sheds light on the influence of secret societies on governments and in the lives of many well-known figures, including Frederick the Great, John Dee, Francis Bacon, Benjamin Franklin, Comte de Cagliostro, Helena Blavatsky, Rasputin and Woodrow Wilson. He contends that the recent formation of the European Union was directed by an umbrella group of secret societies and reveals that, though secret societies have been persecuted throughout history, they have survived and continue to operate powerfully in world affairs today.
New edition of The Occult Conspiracy. Michael Howard lives in Devon.
SECRET SOCIETIES AND THE HERMETIC CODE The Rosicrucian, Masonic, and Esoteric Transmission in the Arts Ernesto Frers
In SECRET SOCIETIES AND THE HERMETIC CODE, Ernesto Frers presents a virtual museum of artistic works that contain occult secrets. The scope of his research ranges from the paintings of Byzantine icons to Salvador Dali, from mystery sites such as the Pyramids to the architecture of Andrea Palladio's Villa Cornaro. He, also, discusses the hermetic influence on music evidenced in the works of Mozart through to the modern era of rock and roll. Frers explains that all cultures encode in their architecture, art and music the instructions and diagram of their esoteric ritual and faith. He shows how during the Middle Ages and Renaissance, the Church's severe censure of anything antithetical to its dogma forced artists to conceal mystical references within the religious images or scenes they depicted. By examining works that have not received such scrutiny before, including those of Titian, di Cosimo, Botticelli and Rembrandt, Frers brings to light the symbols and cryptic messages hidden in these masterworks. He presents his evidence using more than 100 colour and black-and-white images to reveal the mysteries contained in these works of art. He, also, extends his investigation to the occult leanings of modern-day musicians such as the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and Led Zepplin.
The author's subject matter ranges from paintings of Byzantine icons to Salvador Dali, music from Mozart to Satanic Rock and mystery sites from the Pyramids to Andrea Palladio's Villa Cornaro. The book includes more than 100 colour and black-and-white images that reveal the mysteries contained in these artistic works.
SECRET SOCIETIES OF THE MIDDLE AGES The Assassins, the Templars, and the Secret Tribunals of Westphalia Keightley, Thomas & Introduction by James Wasserman
Secret Societies of the Middle Ages explores the foundations of modern secret societies, examining the history and known facts of three very different organizations.
1. The Assassins of the Middle East-how they evolved from an Islamic religious sect into one of the most feared groups in all the world and how the very name of this ancient order became the word used for political killings of this nature.
2. The Templars of Europe-from a pious group of protectors and dedicated crusaders to their bitter end persecuted as heretics, they introduced the concept of banking to the world while amassing a fortune of incalculable wealth.
3. The Secret Tribunals of Westphalia-the feared and self-appointed judicial group who passed judgment and performed executions in a time of lawlessness in Germany. They enjoyed popular support, providing a rudimentary and vigilante law at a time when warlords ruled and the emperor was ineffective.
The echoes of these particular societies are still heard today-from presidential offices to battlegrounds in the Middle East. Secret Societies of the Middle Ages, originally published in 1846, was the first book to gather information on these secret orders. This foundational reference work, upon which many contemporary histories have relied, is now back in print with an introduction by James Wasserman, author of The Templars and the Assassins: The Militia of Heaven.
SECRET SOCIETIES: GARDINERS FORBIDDEN KNOWLEDGE Revelations About The Freemasons Templars Illuminati Nazis and The Serpent Cults Philip Gardiner
With his recent best-selling books and hundreds of articles as well as radio and TV appearances Philip Gardiner has started a crusade for uncovering the truth and nothing could be more indicative of that search than his latest foray into the dark and often sinister world of secret societies. Yet again in SECRET SOCIETIES Gardiner finds himself on a journey across the world to uncover the ancient secrets of the world's most powerful men. In one dramatic episode he finds himself driven out of Berlin in a black Mercedes by a secret organisation that was believed to have disappeared after the second World War and eventually arrives in a modern Nazi watering hole. Gardiner however survives this incredible journey and brings us the secrets of the Order held sacred for so long. Gardiner delves into a world that is often hidden from our eyes and finds himself in situations that seem to mirror the fictional world of the Da Vinci Code. In SECRET SOCIETIES Gardiner: · Gets to the core of the secret societies' belief systems. · Explores the secret origins of Freemasonry and the links to secret Serpent Cults. · Investigates the secret hidden meaning of King Arthur and Robin Hood. · Examines the claimants to the name of Illuminati and analyses the history of the group in Europe and America. · Reveals the secret links within the Vatican and the Nazi Party. · Looks in-depth at the white-powdered gold theory supposedly kept secret by orders throughout time and radically re-appraises it.
SECRETS OF MASONIC WASHINGTON A Guidebook to Signs, Symbols, and Ceremonies at the Origin of America's Capital James Wasserman
In this guide to the Masonic underpinnings of America's capital, James Wasserman reveals the esoteric symbols and the spiritual and visionary ideas that lie hidden in the buildings, monuments and physical layout of Washington, D.C. His walking tour of these Masonic sites includes both the expected and unexpected - from the Lincoln Memorial and the Capitol Building to the Federal Reserve complex, National Academy of Sciences and the Library of Congress. Each location includes descriptions, interpretations and explanations of the Masonic symbols and ritualistic meanings hidden within its structure, all illustrated with contemporary colour and historic black-and-white photographs.
Wasserman explains the purpose behind putting these symbols and Masonic designs into the capital and how all these monuments fit into the spiritual vision held by the founding fathers. He reveals the prominent role that Freemasonry played in the 18th-century Enlightenment movement and shows how, in the New World of America, free of monarchy and aristocracy, the ideas of the Enlightenment were able to flourish. This illustrated guidebook to the Masonic secrets of Washington, D.C., provides valuable insights on the founding of America. It will be welcomed by students of esoteric art and symbolism, admirers of American history, and is the perfect companion to Dan Brown's new novel 'The Lost Symbol.'
SECRETS OF WARFARE Exposing the Myths and Hidden History of Weapons and Battles William Weir
You've already heard about the first American Civil War battle between the ironclad warships the Monitor and the Merrimac and about why Custer's last stand was, well, his last, but have you heard about the incredibly fast and manoeuvrable airship Dr. Solomon Andrews, which was offered to the government during the American Civil War?
SECRETS OF WARFARE exposes many of the myths that have kept the public misinformed about warfare, the most dangerous of all human activities. Some myths are the result of deliberate misrepresentation; others, the result of ignorance or bigotry. In any case, there is no substitute for the truth.
SECRETS OF WARFARE explores:
· Battles from the ancient world · The alleged superiority of Western nations from the earliest times · The famed myth of the English Longbow · The introduction of submarines to warfare prior to World War I · The deadliest American air raids of World War II · The supposed “attack” on U.S. destroyers in the Gulf of Tonkine
SHADOW OF SOLOMON The Lost Secret of the Freemasons Revealed Laurence Gardner
What ancient mystery lies behind the creation of Freemasonry- a lost secret so powerful that the Brotherhood itself has been on a quest to find it for three hundred years?
For those of us lacking the resources to excavate occult secrets hidden beneath the Louvre or the Rosslyn Chapel, or within CIA Headquarters, The Shadow of Solomon is the next best thing. These pages reveal the true secrets of Solomon, from masonry to magic. Laurence Gardner's personal experience as both a Templar and a mason makes this fascinating journey through the history of the Bible, Knights Templar, Freemasons, and everything that followed all the more striking and immediate.
Is it an accident that the world's attention should be turned to these men and their strange lexicon of symbols and secrets RIGHT NOW? What will happen when we understand that there is something we all have in common that is greater than nation or religion?
Freemasons are often said to be the world's most influential secret society, yet the story of this enigmatic fraternity is wrapped in mystery and intrigue. Their involvement in shaping political world events has stretched over centuries, even to the extent that masonic principles lie beneath the establishment of the United States and its Constitution.
Siena - a UNESCO World Heritage site - was founded by Senius, son of Remus (the legendary co-founder of Rome) and is the home of St. Bernardino and St. Catherine. Renowned for its architectural splendour and its religious devotion, especially to the Holy Virgin Mary, Siena was dubbed by its mediaeval contemporaries 'The City of the Virgin'.
Through its beautifully illustrated pages, replete with colour photographs, maps, illustrations and reproductions of original manuscripts dating from as early as the thirteenth century, Titus Burckhardt’s masterpiece, SIENA: CITY OF THE VIRGIN, traces the spiritual, historical and artistic development of one of the most important cities in the mediaeval world, in whose destiny the 'spiritual development of the Christian Western world from the Middle Ages up to the present is exemplified'.
Out of print for decades, this new edition has been painstakingly reproduced for a new generation to enjoy.
SS BROTHERHOOD OF THE BELL The Nazis' Incredible Secret Technology Joseph P. Farrell
In 1945, a mysterious Nazi secret weapons project code-named 'The Bell' left its underground bunker in lower Silesia, along with its project documentation, and the 4-star SS general Hans Kammler. Taken aboard a massive six engine Junkers 390 ultra-long range aircraft, The Bell, Kammler, and all project records disappeared completely, along with the gigantic Junkers 390 carrying them. It has been speculated that it flew to Argentina. As a prelude to this disappearing act, the SS murdered most of the scientists and technicians involved with the project, a secret weapon that, according to one German Nobel prize-winning physicist, was given a classification of decisive for the war - the highest security classification. Offered here is a range of exotic technologies the Nazis researched, and challenges to the conventional views of the end of World War Two, the Roswell incident, and the beginning of MAJIC-12, the government's alleged secret team of UFO investigators.
SUPPRESSED HISTORY OF AMERICA The Murder of Meriwether Lewis and the Mysterious Discoveries of the Lewis and Clark Expedition Paul Schrag and Xaviant Haze
Meriwether Lewis discovered far more than the history books tell - ancient civilisations, strange monuments, “nearly white, blue-eyed” Indians and evidence that the American continent was visited long before the first European settlers arrived. And he was murdered to keep it all secret.
Examining the shadows and cracks between America's official version of history, Xaviant Haze and Paul Schrag propose that the America of old taught in schools is not the America that was discovered by Lewis and Clark and other early explorers. Investigating the discoveries of Spanish conquistadors and Olmec stories of contact with European-like natives, the authors uncover evidence of explorers from Europe and Asia prior to Columbus, sophisticated ancient civilisations in North America and the Caribbean, the fountain of youth and a long-extinct race of giants. Verifying stories from Lewis's journals with modern archaeological finds, geological studies, 18th- and 19th-century newspapers and accounts of the world in the days of Columbus, the authors reveal how Lewis and Clark's finds infuriated powerful interests in Washington - including the Smithsonian Institute - culminating in the murder of Meriwether Lewis.
· Provides archaeological proof of giants, the fountain of youth and descriptions from Lewis's journals of a tribe of "nearly white, blue-eyed" Indians · Uncovers evidence of explorers from Europe and Asia prior to Columbus and of ancient civilisations in North America and the Caribbean · Investigates the Smithsonian conspiracy to cover up Lewis and Clark's discoveries and what lead to Lewis's murder
TEMPLARS IN AMERICA From the Crusades to the New World Tim Wallace-Murphy & Marilyn Hopkins
Templars in America explodes the myth that Columbus was the first European to discover the Americas. Using archival and archaeological sources, Tim Wallace-Murphy and Marilyn Hopkins reveal the Venetian connection between the Knights Templar and pre-Columbian America and prove the continuous history of such exploration from the time of ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome, through the Viking explorations.
Told in fascinating detail, this story takes as many twists and turns as a historical mystery novel.
Templars in America takes readers through the many possible early explorations of America, which set the stage for the real mystery: the tale of how various dealings between Venice and Normandy resulted in the Templars coming to America.
Two leading European Templar families, nearly 100 years before Columbus, combined forces to create a new commonwealth in America. This is the story of Henry St. Clair of the Orkney Islands, then part of Normandy, and Carlo Zeno, a Venetian trader. These early explorers made peaceful and mutually beneficial contact with the Canadian Mikmaq people.
Although the voyage had little immediate political or commercial impact, it acts as a signpost to a centuries-long process that culminates in the beliefs and traditions of the Templars and Freemasonry, shaping the thinking of the founding fathers of the United States and the American Constitution.
Renowned archaeologist Patrick Hunt brings his top ten list of ancient archaeological discoveries to life in this concise and captivating book. The Rosetta Stone, Troy, Nivenah’s Assyrian Library, King Tut’s Tomb, Machu Picchu, Pompeii, the Dead Sea Scrolls, Thera, Olduvai Gorge, and the Tomb of 10,000 Warriors—Hunt reveals the fascinating stories of these amazing discoveries and explains the ways in which they added to our knowledge of human history and permanently altered our worldview. Part travel guide to the wonders of the world and part primer on ancient world history, Ten Discoveries That Rewrote History captures the awe and excitement of finding a lost window into ancient civilization.
A revised text of the complete Rosicrucian material offered by the Builders of the Adytum (BOTA), the organization founded by Case. Ten Rosicrucian Grades are presented with the thirty-two paths of initiation. Illustrated. Index