The Spear of Destiny : The Occult Power Behind the Spear Which Pierced the Side of Christ Paperback
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 400 pages, illustrations
- Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
- Publication Date: 01/12/1983
- Category: Mysticism, magic & ritual
- ISBN: 9780877285472
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Review by snappa
Ravenscroft's Spear of Destiny is a landmark in the genre, bringing to light a whole hidden area of the occult, and in a very readable, easily digestible form. Raised a Catholic, I was always intrigued by the actual events of Jesus's life, rather then the teachings and lessons. What was he really like as a person? What really happened to him? And did all those relics which appeared over the years have real power? The Spear of Destiny answers some of those questions in regards to Christ's death on the cross and the fate of a single item associated with that event - the spear that pierced his side. The story of the spear continues to resonate, most recently in the Keanu Reeves movie Constantine. The Spear of Destiny is therefore highly recommended, both for subject matter and in the telling.