The Lost Magic Of Christianity

Author: Michael Poynder
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9780953663101
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The Lost Magic Of Christianity. Lost Magic of Christianity is a startlingly original study of the Ancient Wisdom Tradition and Celtic Christianity in Ireland and the West.

The Essenes

Author: Stuart Wilson
Publisher: Ozark Mountain Publishing
ISBN: 1886940878
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The Essenes. Eyewitness accounts of the secrets of the mystery school of the Essenes at Qumran; and Jesus' and Joseph of Arimathea's connection with the Essenes. The information was gained through regressive hypnosis.

Hidden Gospels

Author: Philip Jenkins
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195156317
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Hidden Gospels. Debunks the claims that recently discovered texts such as the Gospel of Thomas and the Gospel of Mary undermine the historical validity of the New Testament.

The Globalization Of God

Author: Dara Molloy
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1491760435
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The Globalization Of God. • Roman Catholicism was the first multinational corporation • Preaching was the forerunner of advertising • Roman Catholicism created the template for the spread of commercial globalisation through multinational corporations • For global Christianity to succeed all local expressions of Christianity had to be suppressed. These included Celtic Christianity. For 800 years the Roman church tried to break the independent spirit of Celtic Christianity • Despite being defeated in 1014 at the Battle of Clontarf, the Irish Vikings, through their urban bishops, were key actors in the imposition of Roman episcopal structures of church throughout Ireland in the 12th century • There was an ‘invasion’ of Norman monks to Ireland which began in 1142, twenty-five years before the military invasion in 1167 • The ecclesiastical colonisation of Ireland meant that: – a Roman episcopal and diocesan structure replaced the Celtic monastic structure – Norman colonisers destroyed Celtic monasteries and replaced them with imported European religious orders – Cistercian monasteries in Ireland were required to have French abbots and sometimes these were imposed by force – no Irishman was allowed to become a bishop or attain any ecclesiastical high office • St Malachy of Armagh betrayed his own Celtic heritage and was a key figure in bringing about the ecclesiastical colonisation of Ireland • Monotheism is the mythical container for globalization • Humans will fail to return to a sustainable way of living on this planet until the mythological container of monotheism is replaced by new bioregional spiritualities that go beyond both monotheism and polytheism

Pi In The Sky

Author: Michael Poynder
ISBN: 9781898256335
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Pi In The Sky. Now in paperback for the first time, Pi in the Sky explores the works of ancient man in the landscape. Using the ancient "diviner's" art, Stone Art cultures set up their megaliths at the intersections of the energy paths flowing around our planet. Their sacred sites modeled and put to work the geometry of the solar system, creating extraordinarily powerful concentrations of the vital force. Poynder, author of The Lost Magic of Christianity (Collins / Dufour), has devoted half his life studying this long lost tradition at the ancient Irish sites, including Carrowkeel, Lough Arrow, Carnac, and Newgrange, and in artifacts, such as the Tara Brooch, to produce this book. Pi in the Sky was originally published in 1992 by Random Century.

The Last Days Of Magic

Author: Mark Tompkins
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698405714
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The Last Days Of Magic. “Fantastic . . . an honest, beautifully detailed book and an entertaining read.” —DIANA GABALDON, THE WASHINGTON POST "A fantastical treat." —PEOPLE “Simultaneously sweeping and intricate . . . Tompkins’s amazing debut novel conjures an epic battle for the soul of Ireland. Filled with papal machination and royal intrigue, magic and mayhem, faeries, Vikings, legates, kings and queens, angels and goddesses, this is one wild and breathless ride.” —KAREN JOY FOWLER “Plundering the treasure chest of human myths, from mysterious biblical giants to ferocious Celtic faeries, Tompkins has created a fantasy adventure with the shifting perspectives of dreamscape. A novel rich and strange.” —GERALDINE BROOKS What became of magic in the world? Who needed to do away with it, and for what reasons? Drawing on myth, legend, fairy tales, and Biblical mysteries, The Last Days of Magic brilliantly imagines answers to these questions, sweeping us back to a world where humans and magical beings co-exist as they had for centuries. Aisling, a goddess in human form, was born to rule both domains and—with her twin, Anya—unite the Celts with the powerful faeries of the Middle Kingdom. But within medieval Ireland interests are divided, and far from its shores greater forces are mustering. Both England and Rome have a stake in driving magic from the Emerald Isle. Jordan, the Vatican commander tasked with vanquishing the remnants of otherworldly creatures from a disenchanted Europe, has built a career on such plots. But increasingly he finds himself torn between duty and his desire to understand the magic that has been forbidden. As kings prepare, exorcists gather, and divisions widen between the warring clans of Ireland, Aisling and Jordan must come to terms with powers given and withheld, while a world that can still foster magic hangs in the balance. Loyalties are tested, betrayals sown, and the coming war will have repercussions that ripple centuries later, in today’s world—and in particular for a young graduate student named Sara Hill. The Last Days of Magic introduces us to unforgettable characters who grapple with quests for power, human frailty, and the longing for knowledge that has been made taboo. Mark Tompkins has crafted a remarkable tale—a feat of world-building that poses astonishing and resonant answers to epic questions. From the Hardcover edition.