The Shining Ones : The World's Most Powerful Secret Society Revealed Paperback
The Shining OnesA" were members of an advanced culture that was almost lost; but their wisdom and their power survived.
They preserved the secrets of their advanced knowledge in mythology and legend; they embedded their secret codes in symbolism in art, architecture, the mystery traditions and literary works - including the Bible. The authors have found traces of the influence of The Shining OnesA" in all the major religions with roots in the ancient world. Gardiner and Osborn have discovered that their secrets and rituals have been hidden and preserved through the centuries, by the Knights Templar, the Rosicrucians and the Freemasons to the present day. Furthermore, they believe that the evolution of civilization has been manipulated by a secret and powerful group of initiates descended from The Shining OnesA". They can identify their influence behind science, religion, mysticism and philosophy - and, of course, in the arena of powerful politics.
This is an extraordinary story of intrigue and power play at a very human and political level. But it is also the revelation that the A"Shining OnesA" had knowledge of the deep spiritual truth that lies at the heart of mankind's yearning for an understanding of the meaning of life and to achieve salvation.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages, Illustrations (some col.)
- Publisher: Watkins Media
- Publication Date: 08/07/2010
- Category: History: theory & methods
- ISBN: 9781907486104