Forbidden Religion: Suppressed Heresies of the West
Publisher : Inner Traditions/Bear & Company
Description
Reveals the thread that unites the spiritual paths that have opposed orthodox religion over the centuries and the challenge they provide to the status quo

• Contains 40 essays by 18 key investigators of heresies and suppressed spiritual traditions, including Steven Sora, Ian Lawton, Jeff Nisbet, P.M.H. Atwater, John Chambers, and Vincent Bridges

• Edited by Atlantis Rising publisher, J. Douglas Kenyon

Following the model of his bestselling Forbidden History, J. Douglas Kenyon has assembled from his bi-monthly journal Atlantis Rising material that explores the hidden path of the religions banned by the orthodox Church--from the time before Christ when the foundations of Christianity were being laid to the tumultuous times of the Cathars and Templars and the Masons of the New World. Revealed in this investigation of the roots of Western faith are the intimate ties of ancient Egyptian religion to Christianity, the true identities of the three magi, the link forged by the Templars between early Christianity and the Masons, and how these hidden religious currents still influence the modern world.

This book serves as a compelling introduction to the true history of the heretical religious traditions that played as vital a role in society as the established faiths that continuously tried to suppress them. Born in the same religious ferment that gave birth to Christianity, these spiritual paths survived in the “heresies” of the Middle Ages, and in the theories of the great Renaissance thinkers and their successors, such as Isaac Newton and Giordano Bruno. Brought to the New World by the Masons who inspired the American Revolution, the influence of these forbidden religions can be still found today in “The Star Spangled Banner” and in such Masonic symbols as the pyramid on the back of the dollar bill.




Praise and Reviews
"Forbidden Religion offers a compelling introduction into the true history of religion. The book also reveals the thread that unites the spiritual paths that have opposed orthodox religion over the centuries and the challenge they provide to the status quo."
Sir ReadaLot.org, Nov 2006

"[This book is] an important acquisition for any seeking to understand religions banned by the orthodox Church, from pre-Christ times to early Christianity. Here are insights on the Cathars, Templars, and Masons - and probes of how hidden religions still operate in modern times."
Diane C. Donovan, California Bookwatch, Feb 2007

"Forbidden Religion covers a mind-expanding plethora of little-contemplated history affecting modern concepts of faith."
James A. Cox, Wisconsin Bookwatch, Jan 2007

" . . . this book may open the way to more constructive, less reactive dialogue over some of the most controversial aspects of history."
Jay Beldo, Mysteries Magazine, Issue 20, Spring 2008




 
J. Douglas Kenyon
J. Douglas Kenyon is the editor and publisher of Atlantis Rising. He lives in Montana.
Other Book(s) By J. Douglas Kenyon