Description : The murder of a world-famous physicist raises fear that the Illuminati are operating again after centuries of silence, and religion professor Robert Langdon is called in to assist with the case. By the author of Digital Fortress. Reprint.
Description : Experience the explosive, “intriguing, imaginative, and very suspenseful” (Dale Brown, New York Times bestselling author) classic thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Da Vinci Code and Inferno that follows Robert Langdon on a white-knuckled race against time to uncover the darkest secrets of Rome. An ancient secret brotherhood. A devastating new weapon of destruction. An unthinkable target. When world-renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to a Swiss research facility to analyze a mysterious symbol, he discovers evidence of the unimaginable: the resurgence of an ancient and powerful secret brotherhood known as the Illuminati—which has its sights on its longtime enemy: the Catholic Church. Desperate to save the Vatican, Langdon joins forces in Rome with the beautiful and mysterious scientist Vittoria Vetra. Together, they embark on a frantic hunt through sealed crypts, dangerous catacombs, deserted cathedrals, and the most secretive vault on earth—the long-forgotten Illuminati lair which houses the only hope for the salvation of the Catholic Church. “A breathless, real-time adventure” (San Francisco Chronicle), Angels & Demons is an unputdownable and whip-smart thriller that careens from enlightening epiphanies to dark truths as the battle between science and religion turns to war.
Description : This sumptuously illustrated volume analyzes artists' representations of angels and demons and heaven and hell from the Judeo-Christian tradition and describes how these artistic portrayals evolved over time. As with other books in the Guide to Imagery series, the goal of this volume is to help contemporary art enthusiasts decode the symbolic meanings in the great masterworks of Western Art. The first chapter traces the development of images of the Creation and the Afterworld from descriptions of them in the Scriptures through their evolution in later literary and philosophical works. The following two chapters examine artists' depictions of the two paths that humans may take, the path of evil or the path of salvation, and the punishments or rewards found on each. A chapter on the Judgment Day and the end of the world explores portrayals of the mysterious worlds between life and death and in the afterlife. Finally, the author looks at images of angelic and demonic beings themselves and how they came to be portrayed with the physical attributes--wings, halos, horns, and cloven hooves--with which we are now so familiar. Thoroughly researched by and expert in the field of iconography, Angels and Demons in Art will delight readers with an interest in art or religious symbolism.
Description : Provides background information on the mysteries surrounding Dan Brown's novel "Angels & Demons", explaining which places, events, and people mentioned in the book are true, and which were made up by the author.
Description : The murder of a world-famous physicist raises fears that the Illuminati are operating again after centuries of silence, and religion professor Robert Langdon is called in to assist with the case.
Description : Are angels and demons real? What makes the New Age the New Age? Does consciousness survive death? Writing from the perspective of a practicing ceremonial magician, one of America's most knowledgeable and engaging authorities on Western Hermeticism answers these questions and many more with humor and personal anecdotes. Illustrated and with color fold-out.
Description : OPEN YOUR EYES to a WHOLE NEW WORLD Beyond our normal senses there lies another dimension more real and lasting than anything we can imagine. It is a world populated by both angels and demons, and it is essential that we understand it. In Angels and Demons Ron Phillips brings you a definitive guide to these supernatural beings, providing a basic training manual in the war between good and evil. We are not powerless against the forces of darkness, but to survive we must know both our allies and our real enemies. Divided into two parts for easy understanding, sections include: ANGELS * Where they originated * How they operate * How they are activated DEMONS * Tracing their history * Understanding their dynasty * Enforcing and maintaining the victory over them
Description : This volume depicts the intricate cultural, religious and intellectual kaleidoscope of interactions between angels, demons and the heterogeneous populations of Spanish America including New Spain (Mexico), New Granada (Colombia) and Peru. Essential reading for students of religion, anthropology of religion, history of ideas, Latin American colonial history and church history.