Author(s): W.J. Perry
An electrifying journey into the origins and meaning of the world's religions and popular gods. Over the past several centuries, the Big Three spiritual leaders have been Christ, Krishna and Buddha, whose similar stories and teachings amaze both followers and scholars. Each is a miraculously-born redeemer; overcame heroic challenges; taught ethics and morality; performed marvels and wonders; was persecuted, killed and resurrected. The metaphoric tale each spiritual figure embodies is not unique, however, but found in many cultures long before the Christian era. The author reveals that the parallels exist not because these godmen were actual historical personages, but because they personify ancient, scandalous global mysteries. This in-depth analysis is based upon original research and modern and ancient evidence of Astrotheology, or the worship of the sun, moon, stars and planets.
"Astounding. Here is a faithful reprint to bring it all home to the modern-day reader. ...You can be assured that they don't write books like this anymore" - Nexus, February 2005.
Introduction; Food-Gatherers and Food-Producers; Culture-Sequence, North America; Culture-Sequence, Oceania; Culture-Sequence, Indonesia; Culture-Sequence, India; The Search for Gold and Pearls; Polished Stone Implements; Succession of Cultures; The Children of the Sun; The Coming of the Warriors; Rules and Commoners: (1) The Doctrine of Theogamy; Rules and Commoners: (1) The Sky World; Sky-Gods as Life-Givers; The Great Mother and Human Sacrifice; Mother-Right; The Underworld; The Dual-Organisation: Egypt and India; The Dual-Organisation: Indonesia and Oceania; The Dual-Organisation: America and Conclusion; The Totemic Clan System; Exogamy; Givers of Life; The Origin of the Archaic Civilisation; Egypt; The Children of the Sun; Conclusion; Index.