BOOK REVIEW: “Lemuria and Atlantis” by Shirley Andrews

Lemuria and Atlantis by Shirley Andrews (pic via Amazon) (Goodreads)

Shirley Andrews brings the sunken cities to life in Lemuria and Atlantis. With the research she has gathered, Andrews describes in detail the citizens’ cultures, science/technology, and their migrations after their lands disappeared into the vast oceans. Atlantis and Lemuria were once paradises. The people were intelligent, psychic, and one with nature.

Unfortunately, they slowly turned to the dark side. Perverse ways (orgies, slavery, etc.) grew evident in their nature and their obsession with power lead them to their destruction. Andrews reminds readers to change their ways so they  won’t screw themselves up like the Lemurians and Atlanteans did.

This book has become one of my favorite books when it comes to Atlantis/Lemuria theories.Andrews has achieved surprising me with pieces of information I haven’t read before on this subject. It gets boring finding Atlantis/Lemuria books regurgitating the same ol’ “Plato said this” and “Ignatius Donnelly said that”.

I wished Andrews had gathered more recent proof of Atlantis’ and Lemuria’s existence especially more concrete evidence than past-life accounts, Edgar Cayce readings, and 19th/20th century explorers ridiculed by mainstream society (though I enjoy reading about them). I would have love to learn more of what has been done during the nineties and the start of the new millennium.  I’m sure something has happened and it missed Andrews’ attention.

Lemuria and Atlantis is an excellent book for Lemuria/Atlantis fans. I didn’t take in everything Andrews wrote to heart but I still loved it.

Apparently, Andrews wrote a previous book  about Atlantis. I’ll check that out too.

Somebody reading this might be like, “Yo, these darn cities aren’t real, you goof!” You have a right to your own opinion and I’ll  continue being a believer. There has to be more to this world.  Reading these books give me hope and fuel my imagination! 🙂

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A depiction of Atlantis via The Greater Picture

Have you read this book?

What is your favorite tidbit about Atlantis and Lemuria? 

Manga Monday #8: “Fairy Tail” by Hiro Mashima

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Fairy Tale by Hiro Mashima  (Amazon) (Goodreads)

Looking at the cover art, I thought this manga series was another creation of One Piece creator Eiichiro Oda.

Nope, this is written by a completely different mangaka: Hiro Mashima. Fairy Tail begins with a wizard named Lucy on her way to join the wizard guild of her dreams: Fairy Tail. She meets Fairy Tail member Natsu and his feline friend Happy. The three form a team and go out into the world for a line of wild, magical adventures.

I’m looking forward to the next volume of Fairy Tail. I didn’t think I would at first! I’ve caught myself laughing at a couple of scenes and I’m interested in the magical aspects of the story’s fantasy word.

I’m interested in Lucy’s conjurations. How many spirits she’ll have throughout this series? And how did Natsu end up being raised by a dragon?

Yeah about that…

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Natsu and the Dragon-via Animo Apps

BOOK REVIEW: “Axis of the World” by Igor Witkowski

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Axis of the World: The Search for the Oldest American Civilization by Igor Witkowski (Amazon) (Goodreads)

Igor Witkowski presents a captivating premise searching for the oldest civilization on Earth (specifically in the Pacific area). However,  his extensive research extends too far for the reader to grasp.

Witkowski explains how South America’s and the Pacific islands’ ancient civilizations may be extensions of an older nation no longer in existence based on their similar cultural and biological characteristics.  The book begins with a simple step in the Easter Island’s origins chapter then it stumbles down into a complex web of monument measurements and random facts remotely related to the subject at hand thereafter. Witkowski  even added a casual section about his unpleasant passenger experience in a “primitive” South American plane.

On the other hand, a collection of interesting investigations are found this book: ancient American mummies, the Nan Madol curse, and the Tianhuanaco mystery.

This book’s simple, attractive topic misleads the reader to a jungle of excessive information. Witkowski has done an excellent job researching no doubt but there was more than needed personally. This man has traveled around the world as part of his study for this book. He provided pictures to prove it. Overall, I picked up a few valuable gems from this challenging book.

Have you read this book? What did you think of it? 

BOOK REVIEW: “The Mayan Code” by Barbara Hand Clow

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The Mayan Code by Barbara Hand Clow  (Amazon) (Goodreads)

The Mayan Code carries out a brighter perspective of 2012 as a new beginning than the end of the world. Barbara Hand Clow claims the years beyond 2011 mark a new age of
enlightenment and a higher consciousness. Each cycle in the Mayan calendar represents an evolutionary cycle called “underworlds”.

There are nine underworlds:

The Mayan Calendar via Time and Date
  1. cellular
  2. individual
  3. mammalian
  4. familial
  5. tribal
  6. regional
  7. national
  8. galactic
  9. universal.

All of these cycles end in 2011.

So what’s next? Well, that’s where the Mayan calendar ends (don’t panic). Clow explains what has happened in each underworld and how it affects us today in our post-2011 world.

I was satisfied given the main answer to the Mayan calendar’s symbolism. Unexpectedly, I picked up random information on Atlantis (which is always cool) and the evil “Bushites”. Apparently, Clow deeply despises the Bush administration. She believes the Bush family are using their knowledge of the Mayan calendar (and astrology in general) for their own selfish political agenda. I only laughed and read past these portions.

The Mayan Code is an acceptable book for those who are interested in the Mayan calendar but I wouldn’t recommend as your main source (obviously). Clow tends to be on point on most chapters but way off to where you’re wondering if you have a crazed conspiracy theory book in your hands. She heavily refers to Carl Johann Calleman to support her Mayan calendar premise. He seems like a good start from Clow’s book to gain a wider perspective on this case. The Mayan Code is only an initial read of the Mayan calendar and the post-2011 golden age.

Read more books on this subject!

Meanwhile, I’m reading more books by Clow. She touches on subjects I absorb. 😉

Have you read this book or any books from Barbara Hand Clow?

Any books on the Mayan calendar?

BOOK REVIEW: “Haunted Salem” by Rosemary Ellen Guiley

Haunted Salem by Rosemary Ellen Guiley (Amazon) (Goodreads)
  • Title: Haunted Salem: Strange Phenomena in the Witch City 
  • Author: Rosemary Ellen Guiley
  • Publication: Stackpole Books *site currently renovating* (Mar. 7, 2011)
  • Pages: 138
  • Genre: New Age/Metaphysical, Travel
  • Format: Paperback
  • Source: Library
  • Rating: 4/5 stars

With Salem’s hectic Witch Trials history, its ghost stories only make the town more of a supernatural hot spot. Bridget Bishop and Giles Corey are many of the witch trial victims who reportedly haunt the city. No hotel, restaurant, or cemetery is safe.

Ghost researcher Rosemary Guiley  includes Marblehead, Lynn, and Danvers in her list of haunted towns since they share their own history of ghosts thanks to the Salem Witch Trials. She  acknowledges an interesting perspective about Salem’s highly active spiritual activity: ley lines. First referred by archaeologist Alfred Watkins, these lines are a system of natural energy circulating all over the world.

I wonder if these lines had any effect of the people during the trials when they were pointing fingers at each other and acting all crazy.

This book made me want to drive to Salem. Originally, I was interested in Salem’s thriving modern Wiccan/Pagan community but its ghostly side makes it even better! Salem is a playground for ghost hunters and those interested in anything related to witchcraft.

If you have a chance to venture to Salem, make sure you pick up Haunted Salem as you go!

Have you read this book or any other haunted city book?

Have you been to Salem?

June 2016 Library Book Haul II

Just a few days after I posted my previous book haul post, I ventured into a new library with a treasure trove of books! I only checked out a small load since I already have a good cue of books to keep me busy for the month.

 

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The Mayan Code by Barbara Hand Clow (Amazon) (Goodreads)

An exploration of the Mayan Calendar’s interpretation of our universe and the beginning of a new age of consciousness after 2011.

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Axis of the World: The Search for the Oldest American Civilization by Igor Witkowski (Amazon) (Goodreads)

A search for the oldest civilization not mentioned in mainstream history with insights on the Easter Island mystery, Native American origins, and lost lands of the Pacific (Lemuria, perhaps).

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The Spiritual Technology of Ancient Egypt by Edward F. Malkowski (Amazon)(Goodreads)

Conscious awareness. Quantum theory. The power of thought. That’s what I’m getting from reading the back cover premise of this book. Sounds interesting overall.

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The Mars Mystery by Graham Hancock (pic via Graham Hancock) (Amazon) (Goodreads)

A thriving civilization may have existed on Mars. Graham Hancock goes into further details about this theory and the connection we may have with the Red Planet.

I promise myself this is all the books I’m be reading for this month!

Have you read any of these books?

Any recommendations with similar themes for next month?