The World's Most Mysterious Objects

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Dundurn, Oct 1, 2002 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 240 pages
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Objects can carry romantic myths, embody dangerous curses, or provide links to our past. Some mysterious items, like the Hope Diamond, can still be found today, while others, like the Philosophers’ Stone, have vanished into the mists of time. Gifted and sensitive psychometrists can apparently pick up an object and learn many things about its past and its previous owners. The World’s Most Mysterious Objects provides a glimpse into these enigmas, exploring everything from psychic weapons and spiritual icons to alchemical experiments and strange devices. With this intriguing book, find out what secrets the world could be hiding.

 

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Contents

Foreword
8
Introduction
11
The Curse of the Hope Diamond
13
Prehistoric Moon Map
19
The Shroud of Turin The Mandylion and Veronicas Handkerchief
23
Alexander of Abonoteichous
30
The Nuggets from the Lost Dutchman Mine
36
The Statuette of Yemanja
41
Mysterious Locks Keys and Containers
110
Murderers and Mandrakes Gallows and Gibbets
119
Anomalous Codes Symbols and Alphabets
126
Crystal Skulls
144
The Lance of Longinus
151
Screaming Skulls
155
Holy Waters and Holy Wells
167
Ymir and the Derby Ram
176

The Relics of Saint Anthony of Padua
47
Orffyreuss Perpetual Motion Engine
56
Did the Eldridge Travel Through Hyperspace?
63
The Tarot
72
Ball Lightning
88
Strange Steeples
100
The Mysterious Golem of Prague
184
The Philosophers Stone
191
Mysterious Mazes and Labyrinths
199
Miscellaneous Mysterious Objects
214
Bibliography
237
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Lionel Fanthorpe is an authority on mysteries and the paranormal, having lectured at Cambridge and presented popular television and radio programs in the UK. He is Magistral Chaplain General and Knight Commander of the Templar Priory of St. Mary Magdalene. Co-author and wife Patricia Fanthorpe is a Dame of that same Order. Their research takes them all over the world investigating a variety of mysterious occurrences first hand.

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