- Tapa blanda: 304 páginas
- Editor: Carroll & Graf Publishers Inc; Edición: Annotated edition (6 de febrero de 2006)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 0786717610
- ISBN-13: 978-0786717613
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The Secret History of Lucifer: and the Meaning of the True Da Vinci Code (Inglés) Tapa blanda – 6 feb 2006
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Lynn Picknett explains in this highly readable and well-researched account that the horned Devil now posited as an antithesis of God is merely a new, and admittedly more evil, incarnation of the old woodland deity Pan, while Lucifer was once a personification of the Morning Star, the planet Venus and its goddess. He was therefore originally she, and a divine representation of love, beauty and human warmth. Indeed, many ancient goddesses were known as Lucifera, or Light-bringer an honor extended to Mary Magdalene in her true role as goddess-worshipping priestess and Christs successor. While thousands follow Lucifer in order to achieve earthly wealth and power, Picknett explains that such misguided behavior is far from true Luciferan principles. Picknett draws together ancient heretical Christian and Egyptological texts, and the implications of abnormal psychology and the extreme possibilities of certain barely-understood human attributes to pose the question: Have we humans actually created God and Lucifer, not merely as icons or metaphors, but in a terrifying way, literally? And if so, how do we know which is which?
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Now, let the misogyny begin!! Let's start with the King James commission for a new version of the Bible. Once this was completed his translation of the ancient Biblical texts was perhaps the source of most of the hypocrisy and intolerance found in the Christian church all the way up until today.
This is a wonderful and fascinating read. You won't be able to put it down. Ms. Picknett illuminates much of the flawed and dangerous thinking behind all the holy wars, biblical bloodshed, the witch hunts, stake burnings, and "The Inquisition."
I am looking forward to reading her other works now.
The writing style is probably in the range of medium. Nothing particularly brilliant in the presentation, but nothing particularly objectionable. Some portions were clearly thought out well, but there were times when the material just seemed to drag on pointlessly long after the author had established a particular thesis.
I particularly recommend this book to those who are interested in esoteric spirituality and the occult. But even in saying that I realize that most people totally misunderstand the idea of the occult. The author of this book gets it right by carefully laying out material that is obscure and suppressed by the mainstream of spirituality - for that is what the occult really is as compared to the convential idea that occultic means that something is demonic.
I would also suggest that anyone interested in this book also consider reading "Lucifer's Court" by Otto Rahn.