Magic of the Obelisk

 

BOOK DESCRIPTION
In this incomparable and profusely illustrated book, Peter Tompkins explores the entire history of man’s association with obelisks; the many early and current theories about them and their magical and physical properties; the adventures encountered in engineering and moving 300-ton monoliths; their association with sexual rites and the hermetic wisdom of ancient Egypt; and their suspected influence on and connection with many secret societies and historic figures – Freemasons, Knights Templar, Rosicrucians, IIluminati, Ficino, Pico, Dee, Bruno, Kircher, Cagliostro, Saint Germain, and Crowley. Did the ancient Egyptians symbolize in their obelisks the answer to the secret of life and to life hereafter? These are the questions provokingly examined in this enthralling book. This book has been the culmination of a lifetime of research into the wisdom of the ancients. In pursuing the story of the obelisks, the author encountered the murky worlds of witchcraft, voodoo, demonology, and the darkest recesses of the human mind. In the end he discovered that the ancient Egyptians used the obelisk as a symbol for manifest divinity, and magic as the means for communing with it.

For centuries people have wondered why the Egyptian obelisks were erected, by whom & what they signified. There were at one time hundreds of obelisks throughout ancient Egypt, many of them covered with the lettering known as hieroglyphs. Like the great pyramids, the obelisks seem to possess a strange power, perhaps even the key to the secret of life.
From the time of the earliest invaders of Egypt through the 19th century expeditions from France, Britain & the USA seized obelisks. Transported to Rome by pagan emperors, they were later exhumed by the popes & christianized. The Inquisition, suspicious of secret rites descended from Egypt, persecuted scholars & free thinkers, for whom the obelisks became symbols of freedom. When Americans in 1799 cast about for a suitable tribute to the founder of the country, they chose to erect the largest obelisk ever, the Washington Monument.
In this profusely illustrated book, Tompkins explores the entire history of human association with obelisks; the many theories about them & their magical & physical properties; the adventures encountered in engineering & moving 300-ton monoliths; their association with sexual rites & the hermetic wisdom of ancient Egypt; & their suspected influence on & connection with many secret socities & historic figures including Freemasons, Knights Templar, Rosicrucians, Illuminati, Ficinio, Pico, Bruno, Kircher, Cagliostro, St Germain & Crowley

 

 

 

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