Book Review: Ancient Ways: The Roots of Religion, by Diane Olsen

Ancient Ways: The Roots of ReligionAncient Ways: The Roots of Religion by Diane Olsen

  • Paperback: 312 pages
  • Publisher: Diane Olsen (April 5, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0996756558
  • ISBN-13: 978-0996756556
  • My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

    My Review:

    Let me begin by saying, I love to learn, like most readers, there is something powerful in learning while enjoying a book. This is one very concise and intuitive book. The subject covers from the very earliest bipedal man through biblical times and into the middle ages, even through today.

    Communicating with gods that seem to have so much in common and so many similar histories assist in the belief that we share a creator and creation story. This may seem to be a more modern concept, but it could possibly have begun as early as when bipeds began to move about the world, exploring and creating small communities, mixing in with the homo sapiens they met along the way.

    I found myself lost in this book, the history and the evolution of man was very well stated and provides documentation for the statements. It has a diverse theme that delves into zombies, white witches, the Jewish God, the Islamic Allah, Buddha, Osiris, and every form of Diety that has been worshiped and found through verbal and written histories. Bringing them together in on cohesive writing. This book allows the reader to see how this is a more common occurrence than typically believed and points to the same God.

    The ancient ways connect Astrology, Alchemy, and all other esoteric practices. The book of Enoch in the Apocrypha tells of the giants that inhabited the world before the great flood. This information is carried through in other religious documents of the time. Each chapter just teaches more knowledge and keeps you wanting to know moer.

    In learning about the Priest, Ram, it provided a new and fully invigorating story of earth’s early man and their desire to move past a belief in nature. The book covers the beginning with the priestesses and then covers several chapters on Ram’s dreams, writings, and memories, this information is so thought provoking and insightful. It was new material for me and I was in awe of his place and time in history.

    I had heard of Cherchen man before, but to read of their belief system and their history was so enlightening. Rama took away the sacrifices and brought about praise. All because of yet another dream. I was not able to stop reading this book. Each page is filled with unknown religious histories.

    Ancient Ways will provide you a glimpse of each of the main religions of the current people and the original people. I will keep this as a reference because it encompasses so much information, I can’t retain it all.

    My Recommendation:

    This is a book to absorb and retain for reference. A book to sit back read one distinct civilization viewpoint at a time while soaking in the mysteries of religion. If you appreciate anthropology and the complex history of man and religion, you will really enjoy this book.

    Where to Find Ancient Ways:

    This book is available in Paperback, hardback, Nook and on Kindle by clicking the links below.
    | Amazon | Kindle | Barnes and Noble | Nook |

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