Controversial and explosive, The Christ Conspiracy marshals an enormous amount of startling evidence that the religion of Christianity and Jesus Christ were created by members of various secret societies, mystery schools and religions in order to unify the Roman Empire under one state religion! This powerful book maintains that these groups drew upon a multitude of myths and rituals that already existed long before the Christian era and reworked them into the story the Christian religion presents today-known to most Westerners as the Bible.
Author Acharya makes the case that there was no actual person named Jesus, but that several characters were rolled into one mythic being inspired by the deities Mithras, Heracles/Hercules, Dionysus and many others of the Roman Empire. She demonstrates that the story of Jesus, as portrayed in the Gospels, is nearly identical in detail to those of the earlier savior-gods Krishna and Horus, and concludes that Jesus was certainly neither original nor unique, nor was he the divine revelation. Rather, he represents the very ancient body of knowledge derived from celestial observation and natural forces. A book that will initiate heated debate and inner struggle, it is intelligently written and referenced. The only book of its kind, it is destined for controversy.
Chapters in The Christ Conspiracy include:
- The Quest for Jesus Christ
- The Holy Forgery Mill
- Biblical Sources
- Non-Biblical Sources
- Further Evidence of a Fraud
- Physical Evidence
- The Myth of Hebrew Monotheism
- The Characters
- Astrology and the Bible
- The Son of God is the Sun of God
- The Disciples are the Signs of the Zodiac
- The Gospel Story
- Other Elements and Symbols of the Christian Myth
- The Patriarchs and Saints are the Gods of Other Cultures
- The Meaning of Revelation
- The Bible, Sex and Drugs
- Essenes, Zealots and Zadokites
- Alexandria: Crucible of Christianity
- Enter Rome
- The Making of a Myth, etc.
This book contains a table of contents, bibliography and index, and includes over 1,100 citations and 30+ illustrations. Primary sources discussed include the Bible, Dead Sea Scrolls, Talmud, Book of Enoch, Gospel of the Hebrews, Gospel of Thomas, Gospel of the Infancy, Epistle of Barnabas and Shepherd of Hermas, as well as Josephus, Pliny, Tacitus, Suetonius, Justin Martyr, Marcion, Irenaeus, Tertullian, Augustine, Eusebius, Porphyry, Celsus, et al.
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