I ran across a book with an intriguing title: "The Secret History of the World as Laid Down by the Secret Societies." It promised to explain the secret symbolism of national monuments and engravings and to bring to light many other hidden meanings.
I loved the movie National Treasure and this book sounded like a fun read. The Introduction hooked me with it's 'what-if''s' and I dove in....to weirdness. The author goes on to describe, not just an esoteric history, but a religion steeped in the occult. Freaky, freaky stuff. And all the while, Lenin's embalmed body is dangling like a carrot, as I press on to see if there really is any interesting answer to the "why" of the what-if's. Instead, it gave conjecture after conjecture. It was fascinating, I can't deny it, but the logic was beyond bad. Truly, I am a novice at logic, but even I can recognize how poor this is. Basically, the entire book goes like this:
and c had a cousin that once dated this guy that looked like d,
Hundreds of those.
We know that Shakespeare was initiated in the secret histories because:
"The basic plot of The Taming of the Shrew comes from the A Thousand and One Nights. The Arab title of A Thousand and One Nights, ALF LAYLA WA LAYLA, is a coded phrase meaning Mother of Records. This is an allusion to the tradition that there lies hidden underneath the paws of the Sphinx, or in a parallel dimension, a secret library or 'Hall of Records', a storehouse of ancient wisdom from before the Flood. The title A Thousand and One Nights means to tell us, therefore, that the secrets of human evolution are encoded within."
Psh. Obviously. *snort*
I find it ironic that the publishing company is called Overlook Press, seeing how many spelling and grammatical errors they overlooked in publishing this book.
I'm 300 pages in and I have another 100 to go. After investing this much effort to hear about Noah being Dionysus and a ruler of Atlantis, I want to tough it out to the end of, but then again....I've been reading about NOAH being Dionysus and a ruler of ATLANTIS and I can't believe I've read this far.