The Forbidden Universe: The Occult Origins of Science and the Search for the Mind of God

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Secret societies, famous scientists, ancient Egyptian mysticism, and a fascinating addition to the god-versus-science debate: the Catholic Church. By the bestselling authors of The Templar Revelation and Mary Magdalene, The Forbidden Universe reveals how the foundations of modern science were based around a desire to destroy the church. The great pioneering scientists of the Renaissance and the early Enlightenment (including Copernicus, Galileo, and Sir Isaac Newton) were fervent devotees of the ...
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Secret societies, famous scientists, ancient Egyptian mysticism, and a fascinating addition to the god-versus-science debate: the Catholic Church. By the bestselling authors of The Templar Revelation and Mary Magdalene, The Forbidden Universe reveals how the foundations of modern science were based around a desire to destroy the church. The great pioneering scientists of the Renaissance and the early Enlightenment (including Copernicus, Galileo, and Sir Isaac Newton) were fervent devotees of the philosophical/mystical system of Hermeticism. Many of the most important scientists of this age, including Galileo, belonged to a secret society called the Giordanisti, which had the agenda to overthrow the Church and establish a new age of Hermetic supremacy.
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Provocateurs Picknett and Prince (The Templar Revelation) return with a fascinating examination of a period long before the Common Era where they find "legendary Egyptian sage" Hermes Trismegistus and the beginnings of Hermeticism. The Corpus Hermeticum (a group of surviving texts supposedly written by Trismegistus) influenced most of the great scientific minds through the ages—Ptolemy, Plato, Galileo, and Newton to name just a few. In examining Hermeticism, the authors discuss "time asymmetry" and other "violations of common sense," arguing that most physical processes "should be able to work in either direction." They argue in fascinating and erudite detail that the origins of consciousness not only built but also maintains the universe. Readers may well need to dust off their college physics and philosophy texts, but that's not too much to ask of a book that so thoroughly examines the origins of life, its possible occult origins, and "biological phenomena" that acts as "evidence for a creative force at work" in the universe. The answer is ultimately simple, and deftly explained, leaving readers open to decide for themselves. (Mar.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616080280
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/27/2011
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Lynn Picknett is a writer, researcher, and lecturer on the paranormal, the occult, and historical and religious mysteries. She is the bestselling co-author (with Clive Prince) of The Templar Revelation: Secret Guardians of the True Identity of Christ, Mary Magdalene, and Turin Shroud: In Whose Image? Picknett had a cameo in the film The Da Vinci Code. She lives in London, England.

Clive Prince is a writer, researcher, and lecturer on the paranormal, the occult, and historical and religious mysteries. He is the bestselling co-author (with Lynn Picknett) of The Templar Revelation: Secret Guardians of the True Identity of Christ, Mary Magdalene, and Turin Shroud: In Whose Image? Prince had a cameo in the film The Da Vinci Code. He lives in London, England.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2011

    Fails to prove main point, but still a good read for the history alone.

    I can't help but feel that the main point of the book (to prove that certain metaphysical beings such as a god have to be real) wasn't proven by the authors. There are some interesting points though. However, that doesn't make the book complete hogwash. Not at all. Even a skeptic like myself enjoyed this book immensely. As much as people don't want to admit it, science has been born from certain ideas as stated in this book. It is history, whether you like it or not.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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