Play.com wrote:The View Over Atlantis, John Michell's unrivaled introduction to megalithic science, earth mysteries, and the inner meaning of number and measure, was described by Colin Wilson as "one of the great seminal books of our generation -- a book which will be argued about for decades to come". Across much of the globe are ancient earthworks and stone monuments built for an unknown purpose. Their shared features suggest that they were originally part of a worldwide system, and John Michell argues that they served the elemental science of the archaic civilization that Plato referred to as Atlantis. In this connection the most significant modern discovery is that of "leys", the mysterious network of straight lines that link the ancient places of Britain and have their counterparts in China, Australia, South America, and elsewhere. John Michell's studies of ancient measures have enabled him to define their exact values. The same units recur in the dimensions of monuments all over the world, from Stonehenge to Teotihuacan, and reveal the builders' knowledge of the size and shape of the spheroidal earth, and with it the outlines of their cosmology.
If you're a teacher and you're feeling fed-up with teaching - read this book! If you're a parent and you're wondering how to keep your kids on the straight and narrow, buy a copy. If you're any kind of a person who has concerns about what's happening to the world - start here. Frances Farrer's account of an extraordinary transformation that took place in a primary school north of Oxford, England, is nothing short of miraculous. The introduction of values, a framework for living, has been woven into the entire fabric of the school's life, and the benefits have spread from the children to their families and into the wider community. To read this book is to be re-inspired about what 'education' really means.
Victoria Winters wrote:Hello Telkesh, I am currently reading Grave Peril, the 3rd in the Dresden series. I've just been into them for about a month and can't get enough! Have you read them all? I noticed there is a new one coming out next month.
Victoria Winters wrote: I was standing in line at my local book store and there was this big display of Dresden Files books and I was bored so I read the back of Blood Rites and mentioned to my honey that it sounded like something I'd like to read sometime.
Aaron_0105 wrote:Where, and who writes the dresden files? Methinks i'll have to have a look if they are that good.... any help? Who writes them?
Pegasus Angel wrote:I am reading a book by the colourful Erich von Daniken called Miracles of the Gods. Basically the guy tries to prove (by reason and logic and some fact), that even though he accepts that visions can happen, miracles are not performed by God, Jesus, Mary or any Saints. For example healing at places such as Lourdes. Everything boils down to your faith that you will be healed if you go to that place (or oneof many other shirnes, guru's etc). The mind begins the healing process and it's all to do with psychology, etc.
It also goes into bashing, through research, contradictions, logic, opinion about how the Bible as we know it was put together (what was left out) in an attempt to prove his points about Christians purposely being kept in the dark about the truth, and goes as far as to say that if all Christian's did a little reading into the background of their faith, after there wouldn't be many faithful left, as they'd all realise the had been led along intentionally for 2,000 years...all this ties in with his theories on how miracles don't exist as the Church tells us they do. He also goes into a lot of psychology, parapsychology and talks about matter and spirit.
I find all this stuff fascinating and have several books by him. He is a little extreme for my liking, but he was first writing in the 70's and was a great thinker for his time...he has some more recent stuff, but I haven't read them yet. Some of his books cover his claim of alien influences on the Earth. 'Chariots of the God's' was a good example of this...
Aaron_0105 wrote:@Telkesh, Thanks for the info... If you have trouble finding books goto www.abebooks.com. Do a search there and you will most likely find what you need... It has never failed me yet and you can generally get the books cheaper with postage and handling from overseas cheaper than you would in a bookstore here...
Telkesh wrote:Aaron_0105 wrote:@Telkesh, Thanks for the info... If you have trouble finding books goto www.abebooks.com. Do a search there and you will most likely find what you need... It has never failed me yet and you can generally get the books cheaper with postage and handling from overseas cheaper than you would in a bookstore here...
Well I am now in love with you. Sorry, man.
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