The secret history of Lucifer : the ancient path to knowledge and the real Da Vinci Code / Lynn Picknett.
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- ISBN: 078671560X :
- Physical Description: xvi, 304 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
- Edition: 1st Carroll & Graf ed.
- Publisher: New York : Carroll & Graf, ©2005.
Reprint. Originally published: London : Robinson, 2005.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
"Who is Lucifer? For many of us Lucifer and Satan are alternative names for the embodiment of pure evil. The orthodox Christian view tells us that Prince Lucifer challenged God, fell from Heaven, tempted Eve, and created death and suffering. Then he became Satan, horned king of Hell, whose hatred for God's creation motivated his mission to drag the rest of us down with him." "Yet as Lynn Picknett explains, the horned Devil was only a new incarnation of the old woodland deity Pan, while Lucifer was once a personification of the Morning Star, the planet Venus and its goddess. "He" had been "she," a divinity of love and beauty. Many ancient goddesses were known as Lucifera, or "Light-bringer" - an honor extended to Mary Magdalene in her true role as goddess-worshipping prestess and Christ's successor." "Picknett draws together ancient heretical Christian and Egyptological texts, the implications of psychology and the "extreme possibilities" of certain barely-understood human attributes, and her new exposition of the old conflict breaks many boundaries."--BOOK JACKET.
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