Jesus: The Explosive Story of the 30 Lost Years and the Ancient Mystery Religions

Jesus: The Explosive Story of the 30 Lost Years and the Ancient Mystery Religions

by Tricia McCannon


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Where was Jesus for the first thirty years of his life? Where and what was he taught? Who were his teachers?
This fascinating volume offers startling new evidence culled from hard-to-find Vatican texts, theosophical classics, legends and hermetic symbolism to construct radical new picture of Jesus and his times. McCannon postulates that Jesus spent at least seven years in Egypt, a number of years in England, and visited both India and Tibet before beginning his public ministry in Palestine.
This is a wide-ranging examination of the direct links and similarities between Jesus' teachings and the teachings of various mystery religions and sects that were popular during his lifetime, including the Essenes, Buddhists, and Druids. McCannon offers compelling evidence that places Jesus' life and mission firmly in the context of the deeper spiritual teachings that came before him.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781571746078
Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date: 03/01/2010
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 369,140
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

Tricia McCannon is a writer, teacher, and speaker about various facets of the world's mystery religions. She has been a guest on more than 150 national TV and radio shows, including the popular series Sightings, Unsolved Mysteries, and Strange Universe. She lives in Georgia.

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"We all know the beginning of the tale when the magical child is born, and we all know its ending... but a vast portion of the middle chapters of the epic are missing... Where did he live before the age of twelve, and afterwards in the decades before his ministry began? Did he have teachers who know of his deeper mission? How did they help to prepare him for it? This book will answer all these questions."

Table of Contents

The Invitation ix

Part I The Mysteries of the Ages

Chapter 1 The Wisdom Orders 1

Chapter 2 The Language of the Mysteries 14

Part II Birthday of a King

Chapter 3 Herod and the Magical Star 30

Chapter 4 Signs in the Heavens 39

Chapter 5 Birth Chart of a King 51

Part III Jesus among the Essenes

Chapter 6 Journey into the Mysteries 64

Chapter 7 The Secret Brotherhood in Egypt 78

Chapter 8 The Sun and the Power of Twelve 84

Chapter 9 The Infancy Gospels 93

Chapter 10 The School of the Prophets 102

Chapter 11 The Teacher of Righteousness 112

Chapter 12 The Mystical Essenes 119

Chapter 13 Children of the Light 130

Part IV Jesus in the Land of the Celts

Chapter 14 The Holy Family in Britain 140

Chapter 15 The Mysterious Druids 152

Chapter 16 The Tree of Life and the World Tree 161

Chapter 17 The One World Mountain and the World Axis 174

Chapter 18 The Dragon, the Unicorn, and the Phoenix 188

Chapter 19 Jesus and Joseph among the Druids 197

Part V Jesus in the East

Chapter 20 Jesus in the Land of the Buddha 214

Chapter 21 The Divine Purusha and the Christed Spirit 224

Chapter 22 Mithra and the Solar Lords 232

Chapter 23 Zoroaster and the Mysterious Magi 248

Part VI Jesus in Egypt

Chapter 24 The Motherland of Mysteries 260

Chapter 25 Temples of the Eternal 271

Chapter 26 The Lion and the City of the Sun 286

Chapter 27 The Phoenix and the Promise of Resurrection 298

Chapter 28 Osiris and the Alchemy of Enlightenment 305

Chapter 29 Between the Paws of the Sphinx 320

Afterword 347

Appendix A Buddha and the Christ 349

Bibliography 355

Notes 365

Index 418

About the Author 430

Acknowledgments 432

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