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The Patmos Enigma
Author: Ken Fry
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1975849035
Pages: 414
Year: 2017-09-19
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A mysterious man walking the earth for millennia... And a discovery we might not be ready for... With the success of his UK #1 bestselling religious mystery, The Lazarus Succession, Ken Fry once again crafts a cunning and explosive historical thriller unlike any you've read before. Tel Aviv, Israel. Archaeologist Joshua Agar makes a stunning discovery when on one of his excavation sites, they unearth an ancient ossuary, untouched since the day it was buried. Evidence and analysis reveals that the contents of the find appear to be the six of the Seven Seals mentioned in the bible's Book of Revelations. The Seventh is missing. Meanwhile, a mysterious man has been walking the earth for millennia. He waits... amassing knowledge and power, seeking to bring about the one event that would release him from his endless existence. With the discovery in Tel Aviv, his waiting might soon be over. Joshua Agar and his team, Professor Simon Rockwell and Dr. Rachel Carver soon realises the significance of their find. An ancient society known as The Keepers awakens, and they are after the Seven Seals. For it has been told, that whosoever breaks the seven seals will have unimaginable power and control over the new world promised through the Second Coming of Christ. The frantic hunt for the Seventh Seal begins. Through dusty caves, ancient churches, and even within the most secretive vault on earth, they search for clues to the possible resting place of the missing seal. The archaeologists are not alone. Another ancient secret brotherhood called the Guardians have long protected the Seven Seals, since the time John of Patmos entrusted to them the Seventh. Using their resources, they attempt to discover the identity of The Grand Keeper and impede his plans for global upheaval. As scientists, the archaeologists perceive their discovery as a historical relic and not a religious find. But with the forces aroused by the unearthing of the artefact, they start to question if there is indeed truth in the story. The Patmos Enigma will take you on a journey of wonders and thrills as it hurtles from dark truths to enlightening revelations as the war between science and mysticism commences.
The Lazarus Succession
Author: Ken Fry
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1542913624
Pages: 366
Year: 2017-02-03
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A LEGEND TO SLAUGHTER FOR... A TRUTH TO DIE FOR... A Novel of Murder. Mystery. Faith. Hope. Redemption Bestselling Religious Mystery recommended for readers of Dan Brown. The Lazarus Succession is a modern-day thriller with a medieval mystery attached to it. The discovery of which could change mankind forever. Praise for The Lazarus Succession: "A thrilling plot ... I can imagine it being given the big screen treatment." - Amazon UK "A brilliant read. Could be screenplay for the next Indiana Jones...." - Amazon UK "If you like Dan Brown then this one is for you." - Amazon UK ..".we are treated to a fast-paced page-turner of cat and mouse intrigue. A very exciting story indeed, which kept me on my toes right up until the end with twists and turns all of the way." - Goodreads Review "Ken Fry writes with such fluidity that characters and situations spring to life." - Goodreads Review ..". frightening and beautiful. A dying Countess, an artist torn between the woman he loves and a faith which compels him... I recommend it highly." - Amazon US According to legend, Annas Zevi, an artist who witnessed the raising of Lazarus, was told by Christ to paint what he saw. Over the centuries, his completed works has vanished, along with every other painting depicting Lazarus' resurrection. They were rumoured to be sacred icons with miraculous powers. Broderick Ladro and Ulla Stuart are hired by a disgraced High Court judge, Sir Maxwell Throgmorton, to locate a long lost medieval painting by Spanish artist Francisco Cortez. Like Zevi, his work is said to be divinely inspired. Throgmorton's client, a wealthy Spanish Condesa, is terminally ill and the icon is her last hope. She will pay and do whatever it takes to find the missing work of Cortez. Unbeknown to the Condesa, Throgmorton seeks to make a vast personal fortune from the discovery of the paintings, and plans to use it to reclaim his place in society. When Ladro and Stuart learns of Throgmorton's deceit, they begin a battle to stop his plans. In the process, they discover the Lazarus secret that changes their life forever. Just as it changed the lives of everyone it touched across the centuries.
Suicide Seeds
Author: Ken Fry
ISBN: 1537268163
Pages: 408
Year: 2016-08-24
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From the author of suspense thrillers, Ken Fry, comes a fitting novel for our times.Is this the beginning of the GMO Apocalypse? What if there was a genetically modified seed that could stop the famine in West Africa? Local growers would clamor for the product. The government would welcome the company with open arms. Lloyd Olsen, a top executive in a major western GM seed company, NewCrop, is asked to move to West Africa and head the company's operation. He is unaware of the true nature of the seed.A seed that could stop the famine and feed the hungry millions... But a seed that kills itself and all other natural seeds in its proximity... eventually devastating the continent's agriculture, and wreaking havoc to its biodiversity. Farmers would have no choice but to buy their yearly supply from NewCrop. Either that, or starve and die. Chambers, NewCrop's CEO, extensively bribes a top agricultural official, Bathurst, to cajole and menace local growers into accepting the company's products. Bathurst is prepared to murder anyone who stands in his way, and he hires a psychotic killer to silence everyone who threatens the operation. A disabled senior agriculturist, Dr. Khan, discovers the conspiracy and tries to expose the real purpose of NewCrop. In doing so, he has placed himself in grave danger. Will he survive and save what's left of West Africa's crops? When Olsen learns about the true nature of the genetically modified seed, he has to choose sides. Will he give up his chances of becoming CEO, and risk his life and everything he loves to expose NewCrop?
Out of the Black
Author: Lee Doty
Publisher: Booksurge Publishing
ISBN: 1419696858
Pages: 548
Year: 2008-07
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In a world made nearly perfect by man's enlightened progress, an ancient, hungry apocalypse slithers from the shadows and onto the clean, brightly-lit streets. Though few realize anything is wrong, it's already too late: Too late for the authorities to face this new threat, for science to discover a cure, for the world's warriors to gear up to fight. It is humanity's swan song and the fat lady's on the stage and clearing her throat. Now it's up to five damaged strangers: A homicide detective, a lonely nurse, a college student, his insecure girlfriend, and a methodical killer with the heart of a child. Now it is the perfect society's misfits who must piece together the mystery and find the courage to stand together against impossible odds. Sometimes destiny falls unexpected into the most broken lives, like a careless brick fallen out of the clear black sky.
Author: Barbara Freitag
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134282486
Pages: 232
Year: 2005-08-15
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Here Barbara Freitag examines all the literature on the subject since their discovery 160 years ago, highlighting the inconsistencies of the various interpretations in regard to origin, function and name. By considering the Sheela-na-gigs in their medieval social context, she suggests that they were folk deities with particular responsibility for assistance in childbirth. This fascinating survey sheds new light on a controversial phenomenon, and also contains a complete catalogue of all known Sheela-na-gigs, including hitherto unrecorded or unpublished figures.
Rose of the World
Author: Daniel Andreev
ISBN: 0966275799
Pages: 454
Year: 2015-07-21
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Completed in 1958, and not published until 1990 due to Soviet censorship, Daniel Andreev reviewed and summarized the entirety of world progress, calling it a meta-philosophy of history. In the centuries ahead he saw calamities to envelop the world, to be culminated by the reign of Rose of the World. This is an international movement unifying the best of all religious and philosophic teachings, and a worldwide Federation of governments, harmonically regulating economic and social movements in the interests of the spiritual development of a person. Rose of the World will install a genuine golden age in our world and abolish poverty, tyranny, war, and violence. Daniel Andreev at the same time had visions of other worlds, both subterranean and celestial, and recorded them, with the struggle between good and evil, and the progress of humans for the goal of moral perfection. A New Translation of selections from the Russian into English by Daniel H. Shubin, for the American Reader.
The Birth of Satan
Author: T. J. Wray, Gregory Mobley
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466886889
Pages: 240
Year: 2014-12-09
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Of all the demons, monsters, fiends, and ogres to preoccupy the western imagination in literature, art, and film, no figure has been more feared—or misunderstood--than Satan. But how accurate are the popular images of Satan? How--and why--did this rather minor biblical character morph into the very embodiment of evil? T.J. Wray and Gregory Mobley guide readers on a journey to retrace Satan's biblical roots. Engaging and informative, The Birth of Satan is a must read for anyone who has ever wondered about the origins of the Devil.
A Whisper of the Romantic in the Eye of God
Author: Lisa Marie Gabriel
Publisher: Lisa Marie Gabriel
ISBN: 0955984807
Pages: 180
Year: 2008
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Even now we're One Inseparable by Oceans in our bliss A whisper of the Romantic In the Eye of God... The first step to freedom, happiness and full self-actualization is to love ourselves with total acceptance. Without making that step we are not fully capable of loving others. This poetry is about awakening to Love. It is about full acceptance and the abundance that follows...
The Brodsky Affair
Author: Ken Fry
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1530979978
Pages: 434
Year: 2016-04-11
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3RD RUNNER-UP, UK Novel Writing Competition 2017 LOST ART. MURDER. A COLLECTOR WHO WILL STOP AT NOTHING. THE BRODSKY AFFAIR will keep you on the edge of your seat as UK bestselling, and award winning author, Ken Fry, weaves a tale of murder, mystery and intrigue. PRAISE for THE BRODSKY AFFAIR "Brooding, sinister, atmospheric..." "This will make an excellent movie, and as a read it's thrilling, mesmerising and downright entertaining." "The mystery itself is classy and intelligent, and develops into a killer of a finale." Jack Manton, an art dealer, and his partner, Tamsin Greene, did not expect to be targets of assassination attempts. But, when they began to track down the lost paintings of Russian artist, Mikhail Brodsky, now worth millions... that is what happened. An unscrupulous Russian art collector, Berezin, is hot on their trail, and he hires a vicious ex-Soviet agent to follow Manton and use whatever means necessary to steal what he finds. The chase moves from Australia to UK, to Russia and France, as Interpol attempts to unravel a complex trail of murders and art thefts. Jack Manton faces a perilous path of murder and deceit, before Brodsky's last unfinished work is revealed, and its destiny decided at a final confrontation. Get your copy and hop on a rollercoaster ride!
Finding Zero
Author: Amir D. Aczel
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466879106
Pages: 256
Year: 2015-01-06
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The invention of numerals is perhaps the greatest abstraction the human mind has ever created. Virtually everything in our lives is digital, numerical, or quantified. The story of how and where we got these numerals, which we so depend on, has for thousands of years been shrouded in mystery. Finding Zero is an adventure filled saga of Amir Aczel's lifelong obsession: to find the original sources of our numerals. Aczel has doggedly crisscrossed the ancient world, scouring dusty, moldy texts, cross examining so-called scholars who offered wildly differing sets of facts, and ultimately penetrating deep into a Cambodian jungle to find a definitive proof. Here, he takes the reader along for the ride. The history begins with the early Babylonian cuneiform numbers, followed by the later Greek and Roman letter numerals. Then Aczel asks the key question: where do the numbers we use today, the so-called Hindu-Arabic numerals, come from? It is this search that leads him to explore uncharted territory, to go on a grand quest into India, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, and ultimately into the wilds of Cambodia. There he is blown away to find the earliest zero—the keystone of our entire system of numbers—on a crumbling, vine-covered wall of a seventh-century temple adorned with eaten-away erotic sculptures. While on this odyssey, Aczel meets a host of fascinating characters: academics in search of truth, jungle trekkers looking for adventure, surprisingly honest politicians, shameless smugglers, and treacherous archaeological thieves—who finally reveal where our numbers come from.
Hitler's Priestess
Author: Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814731112
Pages: 278
Year: 2000-10-01
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Each year, thousands of Chinese children, primarily abandoned infant girls, are adopted by Americans. Yet we know very little about the local and transnational processes that characterize this new migration. Transnational Adoption is a unique ethnographic study of China/U.S. adoption, the largest contemporary intercountry adoption program. Sara K. Dorow begins by situating the popularity of the China/U.S. adoption process within a broader history of immigration and adoption. She then follows the path of the adoption process: the institutions and bureaucracies in both China and the United States that prepare children and parents for each other; the stories and practices that legitimate them coming together as transnational families; the strains placed upon our common notions of what motherhood means; and ways in which parents then construct the cultural and racial identities of adopted children. Based on rich ethnographic evidence, including interviews with and observation of people on both sides of the Pacific—from orphanages, government officials, and adoption agencies to advocacy groups and adoptive families themselves—this is a fascinating look at the latest chapter in Chinese-American migration.
Author: Erik Davis
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1583949313
Pages: 456
Year: 2015-03-17
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How does our fascination with technology intersect with the religious imagination? In TechGnosis—a cult classic now updated and reissued with a new afterword—Erik Davis argues that while the realms of the digital and the spiritual may seem worlds apart, esoteric and religious impulses have in fact always permeated (and sometimes inspired) technological communication. Davis uncovers startling connections between such seemingly disparate topics as electricity and alchemy; online roleplaying games and religious and occult practices; virtual reality and gnostic mythology; programming languages and Kabbalah. The final chapters address the apocalyptic dreams that haunt technology, providing vital historical context as well as new ways to think about a future defined by the mutant intermingling of mind and machine, nightmare and fantasy. From the Trade Paperback edition.
The Rise of Oriental Travel
Author: G. Maclean
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230511767
Pages: 291
Year: 2004-03-31
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This book follows four Seventeenth-century Englishmen on their journeys around the Ottoman Empire while the British were, for the first time in history, becoming important players in the Mediterranean. This book shows that hostility between East and West is neither historical nor inevitable, but rather the result of selective memory.
The Gale Encyclopedia of the Unusual and Unexplained
Author: Thomson-Gale
Publisher: Bukupedia
ISBN: 0787653829
Pages: 1121
Year: 2003-04-21
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The Gale Encyclopedia of the Unusual and Unexplained
Facing Gaia
Author: Bruno Latour
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745684351
Pages: 300
Year: 2017-09-05
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The emergence of modern sciences in the seventeenth century profoundly renewed our understanding of nature. For the last three centuries new ideas of nature have been continually developed by theology, politics, economics, and science, especially the sciences of the material world. The situation is even more unstable today, now that we have entered an ecological mutation of unprecedented scale. Some call it the Anthropocene, but it is best described as a new climatic regime. And a new regime it certainly is, since the many unexpected connections between human activity and the natural world oblige every one of us to reopen the earlier notions of nature and redistribute what had been packed inside. So the question now arises: what will replace the old ways of looking at nature? This book explores a potential candidate proposed by James Lovelock when he chose the name 'Gaia' for the fragile, complex system through which living phenomena modify the Earth. The fact that he was immediately misunderstood proves simply that his readers have tried to fit this new notion into an older frame, transforming Gaia into a single organism, a kind of giant thermostat, some sort of New Age goddess, or even divine Providence. In this series of lectures on 'natural religion,' Bruno Latour argues that the complex and ambiguous figure of Gaia offers, on the contrary, an ideal way to disentangle the ethical, political, theological, and scientific aspects of the now obsolete notion of nature. He lays the groundwork for a future collaboration among scientists, theologians, activists, and artists as they, and we, begin to adjust to the new climatic regime.