Mountains of the Gods

Author: Ian Cameron

Publisher: Random House (UK)

ISBN: N.A

Category: Asia, Central

Page: 248

View: 6452

To the Farthest Ends of the Earth

The History of the Royal Geographical Society 1830-1980

Author: Ian Cameron

Publisher: London : Macdonald

ISBN: N.A

Category: Discoveries in geography

Page: 288

View: 2853

The history of the Royal Geographical Society 1830-1980.

Gobekli Tepe: Genesis of the Gods

The Temple of the Watchers and the Discovery of Eden

Author: Andrew Collins

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1591438357

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 464

View: 3045

An exploration of the megalithic complex at Göbekli Tepe, who built it, and how it gave rise to legends regarding the foundations of civilization • Details the layout, architecture, and exquisite carvings at Göbekli Tepe • Explores how it was built as a reaction to a global cataclysm • Explains that it was the Watchers of the Book of Enoch and the Anunnaki gods of Sumerian tradition who created it • Reveals the location of the remains of the Garden of Eden in the same region Built at the end of the last ice age, the mysterious stone temple complex of Göbekli Tepe in Turkey is one of the greatest challenges to 21st century archaeology. As much as 7,000 years older than the Great Pyramid and Stonehenge, its strange buildings and rings of T-shaped monoliths--built with stones weighing from 10 to 15 tons--show a level of sophistication and artistic achievement unmatched until the rise of the great civilizations of the ancient world, Sumer, Egypt, and Babylon. Chronicling his travels to Göbekli Tepe and surrounding sites, Andrew Collins details the layout, architecture, and exquisite relief carvings of ice age animals and human forms found at this 12,000-year-old megalithic complex, now recognized as the oldest stone architecture in the world. He explores how it was built as a reaction to a global cataclysm--the Great Flood in the Bible--and explains how it served as a gateway and map to the sky-world, the place of first creation, reached via a bright star in the constellation of Cygnus. He reveals those behind its construction as the Watchers of the Book of Enoch and the Anunnaki gods of Sumerian tradition. Unveiling Göbekli Tepe’s foundational role in the rise of civilization, Collins shows how it is connected to humanity’s creation in the Garden of Eden and the secrets Adam passed to his son Seth, the founder of an angelic race called the Sethites. In his search for Adam’s legendary Cave of Treasures, the author discovers the Garden of Eden and the remains of the Tree of Life--in the same sacred region where Göbekli Tepe is being uncovered today.

Bridge of the Gods

The Silver Mountain Series, Book One

Author: Diane Rios

Publisher: She Writes Press

ISBN: 1631522450

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 344

View: 9061

Twelve-year-old Chloe Ashton is an only child living in the remote wilderness of Oregon. She spends her days happily exploring the forests around her home, and is astonished to find the animals seem to know her, to follow her, and even try to speak to her. When a family tragedy results in Chloe's abduction and sale to the vagabonds, she is taken deeper into the woods, and finds out just how much the animals know. Set at a time when technology is first touching the west, there is an evil rising in the land. The country is under attack, and all creatures, man and beast, must hide. The old legends speak of an ancient, natural magic deep within the mountains and rivers, and as Chloe struggles to survive, she finds that it still exists deep within the forests. Friendship can be found even in the darkest of places, and it doesn't always come in human form. Bridge of the Gods is a novel for all ages about the magical power of nature, and of finding friendship in the darkest of places.

The Mother of the Gods, Athens, and the Tyranny of Asia

A Study of Sovereignty in Ancient Religion

Author: Mark H. Munn

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520243498

Category: History

Page: 452

View: 5260

Among maternal deities of the Greek pantheon, the Mother of the Gods was a paradox. Conflict and resolution were played out symbolically, Munn shows, and the goddess of Lydian tyranny was eventually accepted by the Athenians as the Mother of the Gods and a symbol of their own sovereignty.

Gods of Howl Mountain

A Novel

Author: Taylor Brown

Publisher: Picador

ISBN: 9781250311580

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 6980

“A fresh, authentic, and eloquent new voice in American fiction.” - Robert Morgan, New York Times bestselling author of Gap Creek In Gods of Howl Mountain, award-winning author Taylor Brown explores a world of folk healers, whiskey-runners, and dark family secrets in the high country of 1950s North Carolina. Bootlegger Rory Docherty has returned home to the fabled mountain of his childhood - a misty wilderness that holds its secrets close and keeps the outside world at gunpoint. Slowed by a wooden leg and haunted by memories of the Korean War, Rory runs bootleg whiskey for a powerful mountain clan in a retro-fitted '40 Ford coupe. Between deliveries to roadhouses, brothels, and private clients, he lives with his formidable grandmother, evades federal agents, and stokes the wrath of a rival runner. In the mill town at the foot of the mountains - a hotbed of violence, moonshine, and the burgeoning sport of stock-car racing - Rory is bewitched by the mysterious daughter of a snake-handling preacher. His grandmother, Maybelline “Granny May” Docherty, opposes this match for her own reasons, believing that "some things are best left buried." A folk healer whose powers are rumored to rival those of a wood witch, she concocts potions and cures for the people of the mountains while harboring an explosive secret about Rory’s mother - the truth behind her long confinement in a mental hospital, during which time she has not spoken one word. When Rory's life is threatened, Granny must decide whether to reveal what she knows...or protect her only grandson from the past. With gritty and atmospheric prose, Taylor Brown brings to life a perilous mountain and the family who rules it.

Ancient Israel

Its Life and Instructions

Author: Roland De Vaux

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802842787

Category: History

Page: 592

View: 8018

Classic reconstruction of the social and religious life of Israel using the Bible, and archaeological evidence.

The Complete Fiction of H. P. Lovecraft: At the Mountains of Madness, The Call of Cthulhu, The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, The Shadow over Innsmouth, The Dunwich Horror and Many More

The Whisperer in Darkness, Beyond the Wall of Sleep, The Rats in the Walls, The Shunned House, The Shadow Out of Time, The Alchemist, The Dreams in the Witch House, The Silver Key, The Temple…

Author: H. P. Lovecraft

Publisher: Musaicum Books

ISBN: 8075834607

Category: Fiction

Page: 1156

View: 4545

Musaicum Books presents to you this carefully created collection of Lovecraft's complete works. This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. H. P. Lovecraft (1890-1937) was an American author who achieved posthumous fame through his influential works of horror fiction. He is now regarded as one of the most significant 20th-century authors in his genre. Some of Lovecraft's work was inspired by his own nightmares. Table of Contents: Novel: The Case of Charles Dexter Ward Short Stories and Novellas: The Tomb Dagon A Reminiscence of Dr. Samuel Johnson Polaris Beyond the Wall of Sleep Memory Old Bugs The Transition of Juan Romero The White Ship The Doom that Came to Sarnath The Statement of Randolph Carter The Street The Terrible Old Man The Cats of Ulthar The Tree Celephaïs From Beyond The Temple Nyarlathotep The Picture in the House Facts concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family The Nameless City The Quest of Iranon The Moon-Bog Ex Oblivione The Other Gods The Outsider The Music of Erich Zann Sweet Ermengarde Hypnos What the Moon Brings Azathoth Herbert West-Reanimator The Hound The Lurking Fear The Rats in the Walls The Unnamable The Festival The Shunned House The Horror at Red Hook He In the Vault Cool Air The Call of Cthulhu Pickman's Model The Strange High House in the Mist The Silver Key The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath The Colour Out of Space The Descendant The Very Old Folk History of the Necronomicon The Dunwich Horror Ibid The Whisperer in Darkness At The Mountains Of Madness The Shadow over Innsmouth The Dreams in the Witch House The Thing on The Doorstep The Book The Evil Clergyman The Shadow Out of Time The Haunter of The Dark Juvenilia: The Alchemist The Beast in the Cave The Little Glass Bottle The Mysterious Ship The Mystery of the Grave-yard The Secret Cave

Twilight of the Gods

Polytheism in the Hebrew Bible

Author: David Penchansky

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664228859

Category: Religion

Page: 108

View: 6836

Since the middle of the twentieth century, one of biblical scholarship's chief assumptions has been that ancient Israel evolved out of the polytheism of surrounding cultures into an ethical monotheism. However, this consensus has fallen apart in recent years. Scholars now know that early Israel was surrounded by a very polytheistic culture and that many Israelites thought of Yahweh as the chief God among many gods. Furthermore, archaeology has shown that Yahweh was worshiped along with other gods throughout the period after the exile, when many shrines were in honor of "Yahweh and his Asherah." David Penchansky's Twilight of the Gods is the first accessible book that shows a historical Israel where polytheism and monotheism existed simultaneously in great conflict. He provides a historical introduction, followed by close readings of key Old Testament passages, where he demonstrates how to interpret difficult biblical texts that depict other gods or claim Yahweh is the only God within this new understanding of Israelite religion.

山海经传

A Tragicomedy of the Gods in Three Acts

Author: 高行健,Gilbert Chee Fun Fong

Publisher: Chinese University Press

ISBN: 9789629963750

Category: Drama

Page: 116

View: 4843

Of Mountains and Seas is one of the most spirited and fun-filled plays written by Gao Xingjian, 2000 Nobel Laureate in Literature. Based on the ancient text The Classic of Mountains and Seas, the play re-enacts the classical world of Chinese mythology, traversing the creation of humans to the beginning of Chinese dynastic history. It is a world of magical powers and child-like wonderment, peopled with ghosts, ghouls and monsters, and comprised of the famous Battle of Zhuo Lu between Chi You and the Yellow Emperor, the shooting down of the nine of the ten suns by Yi the Archer, and the theft of no-death drug by Chang E, who then flies away to the moon and becomes the Moon Goddess. In employing song and dance, acrobatics and other Chinese folk art forms, the play carries on Gao's search for a "total theater" and a new form of modern Eastern drama. Of Mountains and Seas is also an ambitious attempt by Gao Xingjian to construct a grand narrative of Chinese mythology, wrestling it back from the contaminations of ideology, politics and didacticism so as to restore its authenticity. With this innocence and purity of origin, Gao insists, the play offers a glimpse of the collective consciousness of the Chinese race and human nature in general.

Mountains of Africa

Author: Duncan Souchon,Michael Walton

Publisher: Struik Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 191

View: 2041

A must-have for all outdoor and mountaineering enthusiasts packed with comprehensive historical insights from a European and African perspective

Arrival of the Gods

Revealing the Alien Landing Sites of Nazca

Author: Erich von Däniken

Publisher: Tantor eBooks

ISBN: 1862043531

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 193

View: 2562

Examines the various theories which attempt to explain the Nazca phenomena in terms of religious ritual, ancient roads, and astrological symbols

The Mountain of God

A Study in Early Religion and Kingship

Author: Horace Geoffrey Quaritch Wales

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mountains

Page: 174

View: 8807

Stars on the Earth

Domes and Stargates, and How to Interact with Them

Author: Richard Leviton

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595851452

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 458

View: 9805

Discover the wonderful secret the Earth holds for us-that the stars of the galaxy live on our planet. Holograms of high-magnitude stars over holy mountains. Physical travel to other planets through stargates on the Earth's surface. Near instantaneous transportation across the planet through quick-way portals. Outrageous science fiction or sober geomantic fact? Earth Mysteries researcher Richard Leviton takes you on a wild tour of three geomantic features of our planet and reveals that what science fiction has dreamed the Earth in fact offers us. Stars on the Earth combines scholarship, clairvoyance, and field experience with the latest discoveries of geology and astrophysics and the timeless insights of the world's myths to open the planetary door to the stars. It's all part of the Earth's unsuspected but staggeringly rich endowment as a designer planet. Our planet was precisely designed and implemented for us, and it's equipped with a visionary geography that mirrors features of the galaxy and Heavens. Why are so many of the Earth's mountains said to be holy, producing visions and encounters with the "gods?" They all have canopies of light called domes, each transmitting the presence of a galactic star. What is the geomantic origin of the Bermuda Triangle? Two dysfunctional stargates. If working properly, they and the Earth's other two million stargates could transport us rapidly to other planets. Is there a way to travel quickly across the planet without using cars, airplanes, boats, or trains? Yes, and it's called a traversable wormhole, and the Earth has thousands of them awaiting our discovery and use. Come join the tour of a planet you've never seen before: our own star-infused Earth.

The Sacred Mountains of Asia

Author: John Einarsen

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 150

View: 5637

"The Sacred Mountain" is a symbol revered by people in every religious and ethnic tradition of Asia. The 29 articles contained here celebrate these sacred peaks through prose, poetry, travelogue, historical and spiritual texts, art, and photos, and will be of interest to all students of Asian culture.

Gods of Green Mountain

Author: V.C. Andrews

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671554581

Category: Fiction

Page: 601

View: 5004

What if mere mortals could meet their Gods and learn the answers to life's most mysterious questions? Now they can. Imagine a planet with two blazing suns. A world inhabited by mortals with flaming red hair, saffron colored skin, and violet eyes. A place where extreme and often violent weather conditions force the people underground where they will be safe...until the next furious storm strikes. This strange land is El Sod-A-Por, the ill-favored one, and in the far distance sits the Green Mountain, home of the Gods -- Gods who have no mercy. But everything changes when a fearless young man, Far-Awn, defies his father's warnings and travels tirelessly, in search of a star-shaped opalescent flower. This miraculous plant becomes the source of never-ending food and can even be made into clear atmospheric domes, which enclose entire cities to ensure peace and protection. Years later El Sod-A-Por is known as El Dorriane, the ideal, and Ras-Far, grandson of the revered Far-Awn, is king. The people happily live a life of plenty -- until an entire city is mysteriously wiped out. A civil war between the Upper and Lower Dorrianians ignites, forcing the king to send an entourage of the bravest and strongest men from each province to the Green Mountain to seek answers to this unexpected unrest. Ras-Far's only child, the beautiful and headstrong Sharita, demands to go with the men across the arid desert plains to meet the Gods. The handsome barbarian Dray-Gon, from Lower Dorriane, leads the expedition, but he sees the princess as an unnecessary burden. Now he will have to shield her from the ruthless sandstorms and evil outlaws who will attempt to enslave her at any opportunity. As the unprecedented journey begins, their love-hate relationship transforms into an enthralling passion, as the princess's icy exterior begins to thaw and Dray-Gon turns from a hard-edged savage into a gentle hero. But when they finally reach the Green Mountain, they are met with a shocking revelation that challenges everything they ever believed to be true....