In addition to reading Sylvia's best selling books and our Journey of the Soul series of books, check out these other titles recommended by Sylvia. These can be ordered through Amazon.com. Look for the links below.
by Laurence Gardner
Subtitled The Hidden Lineage of Jesus Revealed. Did Jesus marry and have children? If so, what happened to his family? Are descendants of his still alive today? What religion did Jesus follow?
Seventeen years ago the world-wide best-seller, The Holy Blood and The Holy Grail, made a number of controversial speculations about a "Messianic lineage." Yet the authors could offer no real proof since their access to relevant source material was restricted. At last the truth can be told!
This extraordinary and controversial book, packed with intrigue, begins where others have ended. Sir Laurence Gardner has been granted privileged access to European Sovereign and Nobel archives, along with favored insight into chivalric and Church repositories. He proves for the first time that there is a royal heritage of the Messiah in the West, and documents the systematic and continuing suppression of records tracing the descendent of the sacred lineage by regimes down the centuries.
The Tomb of God
by Richard Andrews & Paul Schellenberger
Richard Andrews & Paul Schellenberger decipher ancient coded scrolls to discern that Jesus was buried in Southern France. In several chapters of detailed detective work, the authors, an archeologist and an engineer, demonstrate with geometric logic that the real treasure of Rennes-le-Chateau (or that general area) is not Templar gold, or some vague ancient Holy Place, but the tomb of Jesus, its existence and location kept secret by some few initiates over the centuries because denial of the physical resurrection and assumption of Jesus was grounds for the most excrutiating punishments of the Catholic Inquisition. The closing chapters explore the question of how the body of Jesus came to be buried in a secret location in what was then Gaul and who was responsible for keeping the secret all these centuries, in encoded paintings, parchments, gravestones, and landmarks.
The Dark Side of Christian History
by Helen Ellerbe
Gives a glimpse of how the church has changed Jesus' teachings for political gain. Over a period of nearly two millennia, the Christian Church has oppressed and brutalized millions of individuals. Meticulously researched and courageously written, this book examines the Church's devastating impact upon human freedom, dignity and spirituality. Written for the lay reader, this controversial book is especially relevant today as the religious right is attempting to assert greater influence in American politics and society.
Holy Blood, Holy Grail
by M. Baigent, et al.
Holy Blood, Holy Grail takes you on a journey of discovering what really happened after the crucifixion. Michael Baigent, Henry Lincoln, and Richard Leigh, authors of The Messianic Legacy, spent over 10 years on their own kind of quest for the Holy Grail, into the secretive history of early France. What they found, researched with the tenacity and attention to detail that befits any great quest, is a tangled and intricate story of politics and faith that reads like a mystery novel. It is the story of the Knights Templar, and a behind-the-scenes society called the Prieure de Sion, and its involvement in reinstating descendants of the Merovingian bloodline into political power.
Idioms in the Bible Explained
by G. Lamsa
Lamsa's primary language is Aramaic, the same as spoken by Jesus. Lamsa shows you how the words of Jesus were corrupted by centuries of bad translations. You should also get the Lamsa translation of the Bible, it is again taken from the original language, by a native speaker, and then you will see what a wonderful book of hope emerges, without all the hell-fire and damnation that appears in current Bibles.
The Gnostic Gospels
by E. Pagels
Gnosticism's Christian form grew to prominence in the 2nd century A.D. Ultimately denounced as heretical by the early church, Gnosticism proposed a revealed knowledge of God ("gnosis" meaning "knowledge" in Greek), held as a secret tradition of the apostles. In The Gnostic Gospels, author Elaine Pagels suggests that Christianity could have developed quite differently if Gnostic texts had become part of the Christian canon.
The Other Bible
edited by W. Barnstone
Gathered here for the first time in one comprehensive volume are excerpted ancient holy texts from Judeo-Christian traditions that were excluded from the official canon of the Old and New Testaments. The Other Bible is a unique sourcebook of essential selections from Jewish Psudepigrapha, early Kabbalah, Haggadah, Midrash, Christian Apocrypha, and Gnostic scriptures.
The Other Bible provides a rare opportunity to discover the poetic and narrative riches of this long-suppressed literature and experience firsthand its visionary discourses on the nature of God, humanity, the spiritual life, the world around us, and infinite worlds beyond this one including a collection of many ancient sources that never made it into the Christian bible. Lots of stories about Jesus and his family.
The Nag Hammadi Library
edited by J. Robinson
The Nag Hammadi Library was discovered in 1945 buried in a large stone jar in the desert outside the modern Egyptian city of Nag Hammadi. It is a collection of religious and philosophic texts gathered and translated into Coptic by fourth-century Gnostic Christians and translated into English by dozens of highly reputable experts. First published in 1978, this is the revised 1988 edition supported by illuminating introductions to each document. The library itself is a diverse collection of texts that the Gnostics considered to be related to their heretical philosophy in some way. There are 45 separate titles, including a Coptic translation from the Greek of two well-known works: the Gospel of Thomas, attributed to Jesus' brother Judas, and Plato's Republic.
Holy Bible: From the Ancient Eastern Text
by G. Lamsa
This handsome new edition of the authoritative English translation of the Aramaic (Syriac) Old and New Testaments - the language of Jesus - clarifies difficult passages and offers fresh insight on the Bible's message. The author looked to Aramaic language manuscripts to create a more enlightened translation which reflects the language of Jesus, his followers and the common people to whom He ministered, rather than the Greek language of the military and political leaders of His time who would in time crucify Him.
The Modern New Testament : Translated from the Original Aramaic Sources
by G. Lamsa
You can read the true words of Jesus as he spoke them, without centuries of mistranslation and politics coming along for the ride. This is a reprint of the Lamsa New Testament in a very handy to carry and hold compact size, with black flexible binding with the Aramaic sacred symbol impressed in gilt.
by Dan Brown
by Margaret Starbird
by Elaine Pagels