The Round Towers of Ireland Or the Mysteries of Freemasonry
One of only two published works from Irish archaeologist and linguist HENRY O'BRIEN (1808-1835), this classic 1834 study of the ubiquitous round towers of Ireland-sometimes published under the title The Round Towers of Atlantis-is hailed by many as a definitive work on the esoteric mysteries of the ancient world. Perhaps the first modern study of pre-Christian megalithic architecture and its connection to the lost world of Atlantis and the first civilizations of Persia, India, and China, this is a treasure trove of information on the secret societies of early Egypt and modern Ireland, including the Druids. From the strange structure of Ireland's round towers to the nature of the wisdom the ancient Irish possessed, this is an essential resource for students of the mysteries of the ancient world.
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Page 494 - When they had heard the king, they departed; and lo, the star which they saw in the east went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was.
Page 81 - Eternal coeternal beam, May I express thee unblamed ? since God is light, And never but in unapproached light Dwelt from eternity, dwelt then in thee, Bright effluence of bright essence increate! Or hear'st thou rather, pure ethereal stream, Whose fountain who shall tell ? Before the sun, Before the heavens thou wert, and at the voice Of God, as with a mantle, didst invest The rising world of waters dark and deep, Won from the void and formless infinite.
Page 241 - Now there was a day when the sons of GOD came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them. And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou ? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.
Page 242 - Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it? Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof; When the morning stars sang together, and all the Sons of God shouted for joy?
Page 288 - And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
Page 417 - And Joshua wrote these words in the book of the law of God, and took a great stone, and set it up there under an oak, that was by the sanctuary of the Lord.
Page 170 - Then went up Moses, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel : And they saw the God of Israel...