Oracles of the Dead
Ancient Techniques for Predicting the Future
By (author) Robert Temple
Format: Paperback / softback
Oracles of the Dead by Robert Temple
Book DescriptionAn examination of the shadow side of prophecy in human history and our attitudes toward fate and predicting the future Explores the divinatory techniques and traditions of classical Greece and Rome as compared with ancient China Contains new information concerning the location of the Greek Oracle of the Dead at Baia Shows how the latest discoveries in science may validate the system of the I Ching First U.S. Edition of "Netherworld" Many methods for predicting the future, such as tarot, runes, the I Ching, and other divinatory oracles, can be traced back to ancient cultures. In "Oracles of the Dead" Robert Temple examines the Greek and Roman traditions and techniques of divination and compares them to those of ancient China. He reveals the real physical location of the "hell" of the ancient Greeks--known in antiquity as the Oracle of the Dead and used for seances intended to contact the spirits of the dead--and provides photographs from his explorations there. Relating them to the ancient belief in the Oracle of the Dead, Temple examines the various mysteries associated with Delphi and the other oracles of the ancient world and explains how they were used to allow visitors to experience contact with the divine. Furthermore, his examination of the Chinese oracular system shows how the latest developments in science are validating the system of the I Ching."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781594770852
(227mm x 154mm x 32mm)
Imprint: Destiny Books
Publisher: Destiny Books
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United States
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Sphinx Mystery, Paperback (January 2009)
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Genius of China, Hardback (October 2007)
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Sirius Mystery, Paperback» View all books by Robert Temple
Convincing evidence that the Egyptian, Sumerian, and Dogo civilizations were founded by Aliens from the Sirius star system who are now ready to return. Updated with 140 pages of new scientific evidence that solidifies the hypothesis that the KGB, CIA, and NASA attempted to suppress. 80 illustrations. 56 photos.
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Author Biography - Robert Temple
Robert Temple is visiting professor of the history and philosophy of science at Tsinghua University in Beijing; fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society; member of the Egypt Exploration Society, Royal Historical Society, Institute of Classical Studies, and the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies; and visiting research fellow of the University of the Aegean in Greece. He is the author of 10 books, including "The Sirius Mystery" and "The Genius of China." He wrote, produced, and presented the documentary film "Descent into Hell, " based upon this book, for National Geographic Channel. His translation of the Epic of Gilgamesh was staged at the Royal National Theatre in London in 1993. He resides in England with his wife, Olivia. They are joint translators of "Aesop: The Complete Fables."
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