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#76    archernyc

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 01:31 AM

View Postkmt_sesh, on 25 May 2011 - 01:19 AM, said:

On a closing note, I see you're also a fan of Patricia Cornwell. I am as well, though I think my enjoyment of her Scarpetta novels has waned a wee bit through the years. LOL One can't help but notice the personal turmoil almost every main character has been suffering throughout the course of the last several novels, to the point that everyone is depressed and conflicted. I haven't read the latest Scarpetta novel yet but certainly will, sooner rather than later. Maybe they're all on Prozac now and are feeling better about life. Right? :rolleyes:

LOL, we're on the same page. I haven't been as eager to read her books over the past several years either. Maybe she should have taken a page out of Clancy's playbook, i.e., the Jack Ryan character, and limited Scarpetta to only a few books instead of what - 10 or 11? ^_^

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 01:33 AM

View PostThe Spartan, on 24 May 2011 - 01:44 PM, said:

1st thing - have you read those 5 non-fiction books (which you label as fantasy novels)? if No, at least, have you read a synopsis of those books? referencer to the 5 books are available in Wikipedia and amazon. have you read those at least???

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I remain confused about that myself, Spartan. I have to wonder if both The World Has Gone Insane and MMars misunderstood your nonfiction selections. I myself own copies of and have read the first two in your list (Who Wrote the Bible and The Bible Unearthed), and enjoyed them both very much. I can state flat out that I do not read nor have any interest in fantasy novels, so I don't understand how one could lump legitimate works of biblical analyses into that genre.

I must also agree with you that this The Stargate Conspiracy seems like just one more trite fringe contribution, so I don't know what that's about. Of course I should probably mind what I say because I don't want the "west's intelligence agencies" to hunt me down. I'm going to wear my tinfoil hat, to be on the safe side. :w00t:

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 02:10 AM

View Postarchernyc, on 24 May 2011 - 04:18 PM, said:

The movie rights for the Historian were sold to Sony, but it seems to be in development hell, unfortunately.

Her second book was great too - The Swan Thieves, which came out last fall.
That is a shame. Would make a great movie. I remember the first time I read it. My weekend off, I didn't leave the couch at all. Couldn't put it down. Saw the book The Swan Thieves, but haven't read it yet.
I also read Blasphemy which was written by Douglas Preston alone. Very good. Also enjoyed Kate Mosse's Sepulchre and Labrynith.

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 06:13 AM

Justfinished reading "Infinite Possibilities" by Mike Dooley.  It's an actual how-to book for manifesting change in your life.  Quite fascinating.

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 08:17 PM

Just finished reading live wire by Harlan Coben its awesome I love all the books I have read by him so far


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Posted 28 May 2011 - 11:46 AM

Just finished Book of Enoch.
Interesting how Tertulian thinks that Book of Enoch was preserved in Noahs arch. I guess because in part lxiv-lxvii it is written about great flood. Maybe that wrote Noah himself.

Also interesting how many links are between Book of Enoch and New Testament. And Christianity in general.

I liked this book. Especially part where Enoch saw Tree of knowledge good and evil and Tree of life.

I read recently that we found Cups of "terra cocta" ,Hebrews origin, where there were written names of fallen angels from Book og Enoch. That is interesting.
Part vii-xvi wrote about Samjaza and 200 fallen angels, how they choose wife, about ancestors Giants, and advices for humanity about war, weapon,astrology,magic,divinity,astronomy...Some have very precise description. For example how Asaradel thought humanity about Moons movement. I dont see how all Fallen Angels/Watchers were evil since Armers thought humanity how to remove curses.

In part lxxi Enoch divide night and day in 18 parts. Longest day in year, acoording to Enoch, have 12 parts of that 18.
Ratio 12/18 is equal to ratio 16/24 of todays understanding of one day. So my friend told me that Enoch must lived between 45 and 49 latitude where longest day is 16 hours. So it was not in Palestina. Maybe near Caspian sea or Halah and Habor near river Goshen,or in Medas towns.(?)

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 11:51 AM

Word "hanoch" on Hebrew can mean "One who found it."(?)

Is this true?

Edited by the L, 28 May 2011 - 11:53 AM.

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 11:56 AM

View Postthe L, on 28 May 2011 - 11:51 AM, said:

Word "hanoch" on Hebrew can mean "One who found it."(?)

Is this true?

Not that I know of. Hanoch is a variant of Enoch, and translates to dedicated.

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 05:23 PM

View Postquestionmark, on 28 May 2011 - 11:56 AM, said:

Not that I know of. Hanoch is a variant of Enoch, and translates to dedicated.
I read it somewhere. Just wasnt sure. Book of Enoch is highly interesting book to me. I recommended to everyone interested in ancient history/mystery.
I have many questions about it. Maybe I started new thread...

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 05:32 PM

View Postmuseatlantis, on 26 May 2011 - 08:17 PM, said:

Just finished reading live wire by Harlan Coben its awesome I love all the books I have read by him so far
I heard that Cobens book are great. Never read it. Can you give me hint what should I read ?

@all
Can someone recommanded some books about Incas Mayans Aztecs...
Especially Mayans.

Also about ancient Sumer...

Edited by the L, 28 May 2011 - 05:34 PM.

JFK: "And we are as a people, inherently and historically, opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths, and to secret proceedings.
For we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy..."

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 08:17 PM

View Postthe L, on 28 May 2011 - 05:32 PM, said:

I heard that Cobens book are great. Never read it. Can you give me hint what should I read ?

@all
Can someone recommanded some books about Incas Mayans Aztecs...
Especially Mayans.

Also about ancient Sumer...
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Posted 29 May 2011 - 08:40 PM

Holy cow you can find some books for cheap on Amazon... ordered the rest of Carl Sagan's books I'm missing and a book by martin Gardner on math puzzles for 4 bucks each.
Person's charging just a penny and shipping an' handling.

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 09:03 PM

I am currently reading Jefferson the Virginian. ;)

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 12:34 AM

View Postthe L, on 28 May 2011 - 11:46 AM, said:

Just finished Book of Enoch.
Interesting how Tertulian thinks that Book of Enoch was preserved in Noahs arch. I guess because in part lxiv-lxvii it is written about great flood. Maybe that wrote Noah himself.
The Book of Enoch is actually a Canon Christian Book of the Bible of Ethiopian Orthodox Church. The same ones that have the Ark of the Covenant, supposedly, in a small church with one monk guarding it.

http://en.wikipedia....Tewahedo_Church

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 06:37 AM

View PostDieChecker, on 30 May 2011 - 12:34 AM, said:

The Book of Enoch is actually a Canon Christian Book of the Bible of Ethiopian Orthodox Church. The same ones that have the Ark of the Covenant, supposedly, in a small church with one monk guarding it.

http://en.wikipedia....Tewahedo_Church
Where do you read about one monk?

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For we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy..."




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