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Author Topic: Is it true that...? - Stuff claimed by 101 books  (Read 11797 times)
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« Reply #29: February 16, 2008, 04:04:36 pm »

Has anyone else come across funny/questionable stuff?

I once bought a book about Ancient Egyptian magic that contained almost an entire chapter devoted to a discussion of chakras. This wouldn't be all that bad, I guess, but the author was quite insistent that the Ancient Egyptian people were the first to recognise and work with them. According to her, all the philosophy surrounding psychic energy points came from the Nile valley and was eventually carried East by traders and migrants and the like. Also the Egyptians called them "chakras" before anyone in India did. And of course she had no real evidence for any of these claims; the Egyptian chakra stuff is very secretive and she learned about it from a mysterious Bedouin perfume merchant who loved her like a daughter or something. Right.

I hated this book with the burning heat of a thousand suns; useless doesn't even begin the describe it. It completely soured me on Paganism 101 texts of any flavor. I haven't read one since, but somehow I don't think I'm missing anything.
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