The popularity of conspiracy theories seems to ebb and flow with the times, and right now there could not be more popular conspiracy books than those of Dan Brown. The author of The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons has recently released his third book featuring symboligist Robert Langdon: The Lost Symbol. Dealing with Freemasonry and its "influence," how can myth be separated from fact? John Michael Greer's new encyclopedic Secrets of the Lost Symbol details, word for word and topic by topic, the truth of the who, what, when, and where of Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol.
Natural Magic: One of the two great divisions of Western magical practice, the other being ritual or ceremonial magic. Natural magic deals with the magical powers of physical substances—herbs, stones, resins, metals, perfumes, and the like. It has generally been much less controversial than ritual magic, and has been practiced openly even at times when even a rumor of involvement in ritual...
December 21, 2012 has been cited as being "the end of the world as we know it," based on the end of the Mayan long-count calendar. What inspires us to adhere to such annihilistic beliefs? J. Allan Danelek, author of 2012: Extinction or Utopia, explains.
It all started when I was very young. For some reason, I was sure there was a land in the Atlantic Ocean called Atlantis. I can remember my mother telling me I was wrong and finally showing me on a map that there was no such place. From that ...