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A New Book On the History of Religion & Civilization: The Serpent, The Eagle, The Lion and the Disk

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The Serpent The Eagle The Lion & The Disk

By Brannon Parker

Paperback, 469 Pages

The Serpent The Eagle The Lion & The Disk‘The Serpent, the Eagle, the Lion and the Disk’ The preeminent symbols of the sacred in the ancient world. The Ancients associated these symbols with the Divine. Many theories have been developed regarding these symbols yet the mystery still remains. This is particularly true of the aniconic winged disk symbol. How and why does the same symbol have the same meaning to so many people of diverse cultures and civilizations? Was it the symbol of an all-conquering triumphalist Egyptian or Sumerian Empire or perhaps of a vanished race from beyond the stars? Or is it a representation of a universal transcendent experience? The pieces of this puzzle have long been scattered throughout history, hidden amongst the mystical traditions of the world. Unravel the truly astounding and majestic history of religion, civilization and God. This book represents a Startling Revelation and a Revolutionary New Look at the Origins of Humanity’s Common Mystical Experience, its Religion, Culture and the Rise of Civilization. Researching and writing on this subject represents a tremendous journey into the ancient world, with all its mystery and splendor. Rather than soulless brutal stories of ‘burial cults’, ‘survival of the fittest’ and ‘scheming priests and kings’ scenarios, it was refreshing to recognize that the roots of civilization are genuinely positive. Civilization originally developed as a reflection of humanity’s spiritual inclinations. As an example when cities were built, they were built and architecturally planned as forms of Purusha (God), thus they are called ‘pur, puri, burry, borough, burg’, etc. The research shows that, rather than similar Gods and Goddesses being worshiped in these ‘boroughs’ throughout the world, it was the same God and Goddess being worshiped. Our common and long forgotten history reveals the diverse and unique methods that multitudes of cultures interacted with these same divinities. Civilization and culture are but reflections of the depth of Humanity’s conscious connection with the ‘Sacred’. Read the rest of this entry

Jesus Christ as Asklepios Serapis and Ananta Charaka

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God in His form as Dionysus with His Shakti Ariadne from a Water Jar 4th century BC Found near Rhodes

After the technology for Monumental Stone Carving In-the-Round had been perfected ‘Cult Images’ were installed in Greco-Roman and Egyptian Shrines throughout the region. They were installed by the Murti Makers of the Heliopolitan Asyla Federations of Rhodes. The Heliopolitan School of Sculpture of the Murti Makers of Rhodes is credited by Classical Art Historians with the innovation and diffusion of the techniques that finally made the amazing naturalism and realism of this kind of life-size and greater than life- size, monumental statuary possible. Many of these sacred images were severely damaged by the Muslims who later invaded these Mediterranean lands. However, because the Romans and others often made their own copies of very popular Murtis, for their own local temples and shrines, there are enough ‘surviving’ images for the recovered damaged ones to be restored. Thus today we have some original temple and shrine ‘cult images’ that were not destroyed, many thousands of pieces of the ones that were destroyed by the iconoclasts, some that were damaged, but that were restored at some early time, many that were copied in similar or different materials by the Romans and others, and other originals that have been restored in modern times. There are also many modern copies of the most important and famous of these ancient ‘cult images’ or Murtis. Museums often are the actual patrons and/or producers of these replica Murtis, because the Originals or their pieces are in the Museum’s collections. Read the rest of this entry