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Ancient Aliens & Alien Survivorman

Intervention: Divine, Alien, or Time-traveler?

Project Moon

Moses & the Ark

Egyptian Mysteries, Kabbalah, Masonry, Rosicrucians

Howard Hughes

Haines Shaman Project (fictional)

Knights Templar, Assassins, Lionheart & Crusades, Saint Bernard

Decision Analysis and other ways of thinking

Jesus, Christians, Kumran, Dead Sea Scrolls

Early Civilization

A Far Traveler






Ancient Aliens:

Chariots of the Gods,  Eric  von Daniken

Ancient Aliens, History Channel

Who Made the Moon?, Butler and Knight-  Who made the moon, among other things, to guarantee that life would evolve on earth? Maybe aliens, maybe God, maybe someone from the future.  Points to the holes in pure evolution theory.

Howard Hughes

Howard, the Amazing Mr. Hughes, Noah Dietrich - Noah was the financial manager of the Hughes empire, and probably knew him better than anyone. 

Amazing Mr. Hughes,  film from the book by Dietrich, stars Tommy Lee Jones,  you can get it on NetFlix.

The Aviator & Howard Hughes and the Spruce Goose. - a two pack from Amazon. The Aviator stars Decaprio, who did a great job as Hughes, and made me a fan of his work.  The other one is a History Channel production with real footage. You can probably order both from NetFlix.

Decision Analysis and other ways to think- I used to have several books on this and when I looked to find them, I could only find these two, the rest boxed in the garage, a mission of discovery I am unwilling to undertake.  Basically a lot of these books suck, unless you are a graduate or student in a DA program. I think these two are still in the house because they are easier to read.  You are also going to need a basic understanding of statistics to follow this stuff.

Decision Making with Insight, Dr. Sam Savage (from Stanford)

Making Hard Decisions,  Robert T. Clemen

Templars, Freemasonry, Kabbalah and Rosslyn

The Fool's Pilgrimage by Stephan Hoeller

The Hiram Key,  Lomas and Knight - It sets the stage for most of their future books, and  as a team, or teaming with others, they usually present thought provoking material. 

 Turning the Hiram Key, Lomas - Interesting but not as enticing, for me anyway

The Second Messiah,  Lomas and Knight -  The Templars, the Shroud of Turin, an interesting angle,

The Temple and the Lodge, Baigent and Leigh -  Mostly good clues mixed with a bit of hyper-presumptive material

The Book of Hiram, Knight and Lomas - Ties to alternative interpretations of Jesus and Christianity

The Knights Templar, Martin - short, quick and dry

Knight Templar, 1120-1312, Helen Nicholson - illustrated, sticks to the facts

Crusades, Assassins & Richard the Lion Hearted

The Troubadour's Song, David Boyle - A lot happened to Richard after the Crusade, scholarly insight into the court of Eleanor of Aquitaine and her son.

Richard the Lionheart, David Miller -dry but detailed description of Richard's campaign

The Templars and the Assassins, The Militia of Heaven, Wasserman - good background on these two groups and the Crusades

The Secret Order of Assassins, Hodgson - Insight into the Assassins as an Islamic separatist organization.

Jesus, Kumram, Early Christianity and the Dead Sea Scrolls

Holy Blood, Holy Grail, Baigent, Leigh, Lincoln - Of De Vinci Code fame, some things thought provoking, some things inane. Still a worthwhile read to get the comprehensive picture of Jesus as royalty.

The Messianic Legacy, Baigent et al -  More on Jesus as revolutionary and king.  More good background. The stuff about Plantard seems to be over valued. I've talked to delusional people before that sounded sane, too.

The Dead Sea Scrolls Deception, Baigent and Leigh - The best on summarizing the counter establishment position regarding the Dea Sea Scrolls and their connection to early Christianity. 

The Dead Sea Scrolls and the First Christians, Robert Eisenman - a collection of books, and papers by Eisenman, who is scholarly and meticulous in his analysis of the Dead Sea Scrolls and the proposition that James was the first leader of the Christians, and that the Christians were strongly associated with anti-Roman militancy. Eisenman is difficult to follow, his writing is repetitive and his sentences and vocabulary are exhausting, but his insight is worth the struggle.  Read everything he has written if you are intrigued by this view point.

James Brother of Jesus, Eisenman - very informative, very repetitive, worth the struggle.

The New Testament Code, Eisenman - a bit more convoluted, I couldn't buy it completely.

The Complete Works of Josephus, Josephus -way too much to absorb, unless you are a student of the events of these times.  When you read, you have to remember Josephus was a traitor to the Jews, yet he still credits James devoutness as preserving Jerusalem until his death.

Jesus and the Zealots, Brandon (1967) - the first person that I've read who caught on to the fact that Jesus a leader against the Roman occupation.

The Gospel of Thomas, from the Nag Hammadi Library - like the Dead Sea Scrolls, unpolluted by doctrinal Christianity, buried about 300 AD and recovered in the 1940's.  "The disciples said to Jesus: We know that thou wilt go away from us. Who is it who shall be great over us? He said: Wherever you have come, you will go to James the righteous for whose sake the heaven and the earth came into being."  (for you Kabbalahists to ponder)

Bible, The New Testament - Whether Jesus really said it The Gospels are one of the most inspiring messages to mankind. You have to read the rest to understand Eisenman's take.

The Clementines, early Christian report on the harassment of the Jewish Christians by what is believed to be Paul and his followers/

The History of the Church, Eusebius, early legends, stories and beliefs of early Christians that sometimes conflict with modern Christian beliefs or ideas.

The Alternative Bible , compiled by Willis Barnstone.

Moses and the Ark

The Sign and the Seal, Graham Handcock

The Bible: The Books of Exodus and Numbers- Leviticus is mostly laws and doesn't add much to the story, but you can read it too if you want. 

Stone Age Civilization, Civilization and Early Man

Civilization One,  Knight and Butler - a thesis running between Knight, Butler, and Lomas which I find very intriguing. Some really good evidence supporting their view, and a fun read.

Uriel's Machine, Knight and Lomas - Watchers, in the Book of Enoch, one of the important books found in the Dead Sea Scrolls, telling stone age men how to make astrologically correct calendars using stone age tools. If you follow the instructions you end up with a Stonehenge like structure. The remains of these are all over Europe and in the Middle East.  I don't want to go into it here, but my assessment is that someone has to seed the process, for them to get the correct pendulum length, kind of a chicken/egg thing.  So who are the Watchers, because they had to start to whole thing off.

The City in History, Lewis Mumford- probably dated, but a great scholarly read on how we organized ourselves into communities throughout time.

The Children of Mu, James Churchward - and all things Mu, other volumes by Churchward, thess are suggested for only the most fanatical.

The Extraordinary Story of Human Origins, Angela  et al-Easy to read, scholarly discussion of the evolution of homo sapiens. It's actually enjoyable.

Henri Navarre (Henri Fourth of France)

Henry of Navarre, Hesketh Pearson - Dry but short

Young Henry of Navarre & Henry, King of France, Heinrich Mann - More enjoyable, but very, very long.

Queen Margot, Dumas - Both on DVD and in book form, fiction and history intertwined.  It's Dumas, read any of Dumas's books to learn more about the period. 


Robinson Crusoe, Daniel Defoe - for those of you raised in the age where social justice is taught instead of English literature this and other classics are great diversions into the early exploration of the world, much as we prepare for the early exploration of space.  For similar topics, but from actual experience, read many of Herman Melville's books about the South Sea Islands.

Related Authors Links: Baigent,   Butler,   Eisenman,   Hancock Knight Leigh Lomas,  von Dšniken

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