The Shining Ones: The World's Most Powerful Secret Society Revealed

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Long before the dawn of recorded civilization, in an era that has been called the Golden Age, a mysterious priesthood developed a powerful method of attaining spiritual ecstasy. These priests were called The Shining Ones - members of an advanced culture that was almost lost, but whose wisdom and power has lived on, carried across the ages by a secret group of initiates. The mission of these select survivors is to preserve their ancient knowledge - in part to save humanity, in ...

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Overview

Long before the dawn of recorded civilization, in an era that has been called the Golden Age, a mysterious priesthood developed a powerful method of attaining spiritual ecstasy. These priests were called The Shining Ones - members of an advanced culture that was almost lost, but whose wisdom and power has lived on, carried across the ages by a secret group of initiates. The mission of these select survivors is to preserve their ancient knowledge - in part to save humanity, in part to control the development of the world.

The Shinning Ones …

Illuminates millennia of mysteries to track the initiates' path through history, from ancient Sumer and Egypt to the Jesuits, Knights of Malta and Opus Dei

Reveals traces of their influence in all major world religions, including Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and shamanic traditions

Decodes the secrets of their knowledge deeply embedded in the symbolic language of art, architecture, myth, legend, works of literature and the Bible

Asks whether there is really a worldwide conspiracy directing our course - and where it is leading us

The Shining Ones is an extraordinary story of intrigue at a human level, from the teaching of science and philosophy to the corridors of political power. But it is also a revelation of the deep spiritual truth that lies at the heart of mankind's yearning for meaning, for awakening, and for salvation.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781907486104
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 1/1/1999
  • Pages: 244
  • Sales rank: 1,194,618
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ix

List of Illustrations x

Preface Philip Gardiner xiii

Introduction xv

Part 1 A System of Knowledge

1 The Prehistoric Link: Early Religious Beliefs and Rituals 2

2 Kundalini and the Inner Sun: Solar Cults and the Enlightenment Experience 13

3 Three and Seven: The 'Law of Three' and 'Law of Seven' in Shamanic Cosmology 33

4 Light from Darkness: The Power and Influence of the Shaman 68

5 The 'Source Civilization'?: The Origin of the Shining Ones 35

6 The Tree and the Cross: Symbols of Spiritual Rebirth 99

7 The Myth of the Phoenix: The Bird of Enlightenment 109

8 The Eye of Ra: Godhead, Seed, Source-Centre and Inner Sun 123

Part 2 The Shining Ones in History and Myth

9 The Anunnaki: The Shining Ones of Ancient Mesopotamia 134

10 Neteru, Akhu, Shemsu Hon The Shining Ones in Egypt 156

11 Angels, Nephilim, Watchers, Dreamers: The Shining Ones in the Bible and The Book of Enoch 187

12 Giants: Memories of the Watchers? 201

13 Israel in Egypt: The Shining Roots of Judaism 215

14 Shining Ones of the East: Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism 229

Part 3 The Shining Ones Today

15 Secret Societies: A Modern Link-to the Shining Ores 238

16 The Present Day: Where are the Shining Ones Now? 249

Appendix: Threes and Sevens in World Myth, Religion and Folklore 269

Notes 275

Bibliography 290

Index 301

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