Ancient Wisdom and Secret Sects by Time-Life Books

By Time-Life Books

The editors of Time-Life Books have produced one other interesting sequence: Mysteries of the Unknown. historic knowledge and mystery Sects are dropped at you in striking aspect via vibrant images and interesting, informative textual content.

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Polo described a beautiful garden, nestled between two mountains and known only who belonged to the cult. fortified castle, the prophet found the fruits at its entrance by a well- garden was allegedly patterned on the Muhammad's all Guarded to those vision of paradise. "In it could be and the most beautiful palaces world," Polo wrote. "There were channels-from one water, from another ladies of the world, wine Initiation master or and the Assassins executed their assignments with blind obedience.

Baphomet was a corruption of the was part of a this more gener- charge that the Templars were closet Muslims. Certainly, in the later, at Philip's insistence, course of more than two centu- Pope Clement V gave ries of living in the all sovereigns < the Middle East, Templars had absorbed King Philip XV of France witnesses the March 1314 execution of grand master de Molay and other Knights Templars in this fifteenth-century Flemish illustra- tion. Legend has it that as the flames rose up around him, the doomed de Molay correctly foretold the deaths of the pope and the king within one year.

The rank of actual It is estimated that more than a million and pickax. The knife was used in the ritual mangling of victims' corpses victims died at Presumably, mutilation was pleasing to last knife, Thug hands before India's stamped out the sect. The known Thug was hanged in 1882. British rulers Thugs waylay a lone traveler in this nineteenth-century painting. The assassins more often victimized whole groups, politely convincing merchants and pilgrims it was wise to travel in large bands for protection -from the very danger posed by the devious Thugs themselves.

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