The best books that will make you rethink Ancient Egypt

Harry Whitewolf Author Of The Road to Purification: Hustlers, Hassles & Hash
By Harry Whitewolf

The Books I Picked & Why

The Obelisk and The Cross: An Alternative History of God, Myth and Meaning in the Western World

By Tony Sunderland

The Obelisk and The Cross: An Alternative History of God, Myth and Meaning in the Western World

Why this book?

As one of earth’s oldest civilisations, ancient Egypt can tell us a lot about early religion and how it affected later spiritual practices and faiths. In this book, Tony Sunderland begins with the question: why is there an Egyptian obelisk standing in the centre of St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City? The question becomes even more pertinent when you learn that the obelisk celebrates an ancient sun god! I loved this fascinating book that traces religion from ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia through to early Christianity and beyond. Whatever your level of historical religious and spiritual understanding is, The Obelisk and the Cross comes highly recommended.


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The Orion Mystery: Unlocking the Secrets of the Pyramids

By Robert Bauval, Adrian Gilbert

The Orion Mystery: Unlocking the Secrets of the Pyramids

Why this book?

It’s now pretty well known that the position of the three Giza pyramids exactly corresponds to the three stars of Orion’s Belt. The Nile even mirrors the Milky Way. As above, so below, don’t you know. But the incredible discovery was only published in the 1990s, by the one and only Robert Bauval. His discovery, and other new insights from him and Adrian Gilbert, are documented in The Orion Mystery. If there’s one man who will make you question everything you thought you knew about the land of the pharaohs, it’s Robert Bauval. You need to start reading his books. All of them.


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The Tutankhamun Prophecies: The Sacred Secret of the Maya, Egyptians, and Freemasons

By Maurice Cotterell

The Tutankhamun Prophecies: The Sacred Secret of the Maya, Egyptians, and Freemasons

Why this book?

What has ancient Egypt got to do with Freemasonry? Quite a lot as it turns out. The author of The Tutankhamun Prophecies, scientist and mathematician Maurice Cotterell, weaves together the esoteric knowledge of modern secret societies with Egyptian religion and the ancient Mayan people. I’m chuffed to have a signed hardback copy of this book, which I seem to recall I found in a charity shop. Actually, now I come to think of it, the bloke that sold it to me gave me a rather funny handshake… Hm…


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From Atlantis to the Sphinx

By Colin Wilson

From Atlantis to the Sphinx

Why this book?

Conventional Egyptologists still insist the mighty Sphinx in Egypt dates to around 4,500 BC. Well, those so-called experts really should start listening to the likes of Colin Wilson. In From Atlantis to the Sphinx, you’ll read how Boston University’s Robert Schoch has proven the Sphinx was damaged by floodwater, meaning it must be much older than it’s generally thought to be. Many believe the Sphinx actually dates from 10,500 BC! Read this book and you’ll probably agree.


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Heaven's Mirror: Quest for the Lost Civilization

By Graham Hancock, Santha Faiia

Heaven's Mirror: Quest for the Lost Civilization

Why this book?

Much of the key stuff that’s mentioned in the books above are contained in Heaven’s Mirror by the great Graham Hancock and his wife Santha Faiia. So, the book’s a great place to start if you’re new to all this rethinking ancient Egypt malarkey. Heaven’s Mirror also covers other civilizations like the Mayans and Incas. For me, this book is so special because it contains some absolutely glorious and spellbinding photos of key ancient sites in Egypt, such as Karnak, Dendera, Abydos, and the pyramids of Giza, Dashur, and Saqqara, which I was lucky enough to visit myself and which I wrote about in The Road To Purification.


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