De teksten bij de titels hieronder zijn niet van mezelf. Het zijn 'flapteksten' van de uitgevers. Hoewel ik niet geloof in spoken, vampiers, zombies, poltergeisten (en andere 'things that go bump in the night'), noch in ufo's, astrologie, trollen, orken en elfen en zelfs niet in hobbits, lees ik graag horror, fantasy en science fiction. Even graag lees ik af en toe boeken van mensen:
• die 'het licht' (of zoiets) hebben gezien en anderen daarin willen laten meedelen;
• die zeker weten en kunnen aantonen dat 'ze' echt bestaan;
• die eeuwenoude complotten of mysteries ontrafeld hebben;
• die duidelijk maken wat we al eeuwen konden weten als we maar een beetje opgelet hadden.

Er zijn twee aardige websites waar allerlei onzin wetenschappelijk wordt bezien en weerlegd:
Stichting Skepsis;
Sceptical Inquirer.

Sommige onzin leest lekker weg, vandaar de boeken hieronder.

Kurt Algeier
De complete verzen van Nostradamus

In dit fraaie naslagwerk staan al de kwatrijnen vermeld van de hand van Nostradamus. Zowel de Franse tekst als de Nederlandse vertaling wordt weergegeven, telkens afgesloten met een korte verklaring. Bovendien zijn de twee opdrachten opgenomen van Nostradamus aan zijn zoon CÚsar en aan Hendrik I. In het algemeen zijn de verklaringen kort, zakelijk en niet al te speculatief. Nuttig zijn de kruisverwijzingen tussen de kwatrijnen. Allgeier probeert niet een soort geheime code te vinden die de ontcijfering van de vaak duistere voorspellingen gemakkelijker maakt. Wel neemt hij bij de verklaringen zo nu en dan, en op correcte wijze, zijn toevlucht tot letter- en klankwisselingen. Het boek is handig als naslagwerk voor mensen die kennis willen nemen van de oorspronkelijke kwatrijnen van Nostradamus.

Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh en Henry Lincoln.
The holy blood and the holy grail

The first publication, in 1982, of THE HOLY BLOOD AND THE HOLY GRAIL sparked off a storm of controversy, reverberations of which are still resounding throughout the Western world. The book's conclusions are persuasive, and to many will be shocking, perhaps profoundly dangerous. Whatever your own views, it is a book that you will truly not be able to set aside.
"Probably one of the most controversial books of the 20th Century." (U.P.I.)
"A book that cannot easily be dismissed." (Neville Cryer, The Bible Society)
"Their quest for knowledge possesses all the ingredients of a classic 19th Century mystery novel ... a book that will be hotly denounced and widely read." (Financial Times)
"A very extraordinary story ... if you like this sort of detective work on the past you will like the book very much." (Anthony Powell, Daily Telegraph)

Dit boek vormde, samen met 'The Templar revelation' (zie hieronder), de basis voor 'The Da Vinci Code' van Dan Brown.

Maurice Cotterell
The Tutankhamun Prophecies

THE BOOK THAT SHOOK THE FREEMASONS.
'An extraordinary discovery' Express
With the eye of an astute detective, Maurice Cottereli, the man who broke the code of Maya carving, retraces the footsteps of Howard Carter and examines the life, times and tomb of Tutankhamun. Using a key from the pyramids of Mexico, he unlocks the codes which have kept safe the secrets of the boy-king for more than 3.000 years. His discoveries are as remarkable as they are sensational:
• Tutankhamun's tomb could never have been robbed; the chaos in the antechamber was only part of the riddle;
• Akhenaten could not have been Tutankhamun's father;
• Like Lord Pacal, leader of the Maya, Tutankhamun encoded the super-science of the sun into his treasures, as a message to future generations;
• The Book of revelations in the Bible, the decoded treasures of Tutankhamun and those of Lord Pacal all tell the same story.
• This ancient knowledge is known and thrives today, concealed in sacred geometry, cherished by the Church and the higher orders of Freemasonry. For the first time ever, Maurice Cotterelli reveals the reasons for the secrecy, reasons which affect the future of us all.
'One of the most amazing books I have ever read in my life' Colin Wilson, bestselling author of The Outsider

Michael Drosnin.
The Bible code

On September 1, 1994, I flew to Israel and met in Jerusalem with a close friend of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, the poet Chaim Guri. I gave him a letter which he immediately gave to the Prime Minister.
"An Israeli mathematician has discovered a hidden code in the Bible that appears to reveal the details of events that took place thousands of years after the Bible was written," my letter to Rabin stated. "The reason I'm telling you about this is that the only time your full name - Yitzhak Rabin - is encoded in the Bible, the words ‘assassin that will assassinate’ cross your name."
On November 4, 1995, came the awful confirmation, a shot in the back from a man who believed he was on a mission from God, the murder that was encoded in the Bible three thousand years ago.

David Icke
The biggest secret

David Icke's most powerful and explosive book to date includes the astonishing background to the murder of Diana, Princess of Wales. Every man, woman and child on the planet is affected by the stunning information that Icke exposes. He reveals in documented, sourced detail, how the same interconnecting bloodlines have controlled the planet for thousands of ears. How they created all the major religions and suppressed the spiritual and esoteric knowledge that will set humanity free from its mental and emotional prisons. It includes a devastating exposÚ of the true origins of Christianity and the other major religions and documents the suppressed science which explains why the world is facing a time of incredible change and transformation. THE BIGGEST SECRET also exposes the true and astonishing background to the British Royal Family and, through enormous research and unique contacts, he reveals how and why Diana, Princess of Wales was murdered in Paris in 1997. This includes information from a close confidant of Diana for nine years which has never before been made public. THE BIGGEST SECRET is a unique book and is quite rightly dubbed "The book that will change the world." No-one who reads it will ever be the same again.

The blockbuster of all blockbusters.

Klik HIER voor een kritische beschouwing van Icke.

Jim Marss
Alien agenda, Investigating the extraterrestrial among us

THE TRUTH BEGINS HERE
Award-winning journalist Jim Marrs has uncovered compelling new evidence that alien life forms have not only visited our planet in the past, but are among us right now. Drawing on numerous eyewitness accounts, highly classified CIA reports, and his own meticulous research, he marshals an impressive array of facts to confirm the reality of UFO's ... as well as the depth of the government campaign to keep America in the dark. Here is information unavailable in any other single source, including intriguing insights into:
- The 1947 Roswell crash and the U.S. military’s efforts to suppress all public inquiries.
- Detailed accounts of UFO landing sites in South America and of abductions in the U.S.
- Vivid descriptions of UFOs by Apollo astronauts -  in their own words.
- Tantalizing clues to the alien timetable for revealing their plans here.
- And much, much more!

Includes 4 pages of incredible photographs.

“You may find yourself watching the skies a little more intently, or even checking under the bed before you go to sleep.”
- Ft. Worth Star-Telegram

Lynn Picknett & Clive Prince
The Templar revelation

In the course of their investigations into Leonardo da Vinci and the Turin Shroud, Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince were struck by clues in the work of the great Renaissance artist and scientist that seemed to point to the existence of a secret underground religion. Guided by hints about that religion's continued existence they found further clues in a twentieth-century church in London. These were just the beginnings of a quest that was to lead the authors through time and space to the heartland of European occultism and the dark histories of such mysterious bodies as the Freemasons, the Cathars and the Knights Templar. As they dug beyond what was already known, the trail led them to the ideas and beliefs of the first century AD and a devastating new view of the real character and motives of the supposed founder of Christianity and of the role of John the Baptist and Mary Magdalene. And in so doing they revealed a secret history, preserved through the centuries, whose final chapter might shatter the foundations of the Church...

James Redfield
The Celestine Prophecy

YOU HAVE NEVER READ A BOOK LIKE THIS BEFORE

The Celestine Prophecy contains secrets that are currently changing our world. Drawing on the ancient wisdom found in a Peruvian rnanuscript, it tells you how to make connections between the events happening in your own life right now ... and lets you see what is going to happen to you in the years to come. A book that has been passed from hand to hand, from friend to friend, since it first appeared in small bookshops across America, THE CELESTINE PROPHECY is a work that has come to light at a time when the world deeply needs to read its words. The story it tells is a gripping one of adventure and discovery, but it is also a guidebook that has the power to crystallize your perceptions of why you are where you are in life and to direct your steps with a new energy and optimism as you head into tomorrow. A book that comes along just once in a lifetime to change lives forever.
THE CELESTINE PROPHECY
'A fabulous book about experiencing life ... I couldn't put it down' Elisabeth KŘbler Ross, M.D.

Op een niet meer bestaande site las ik een mooie beoordeling van dit boek, waarmee ik van harte instem:
"This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown aside with great force." So wrote Dorothy Parker of a book remembered only for her disdain of it. I've always wished that I could have been the one to have said that; and if I had been, I would like to have said it about James Redfield's The Celestine Prophecy."

Michael Talbot
The holographic universe

Despite its apparent materiality the universe is actually a kind of 3-D projection and is ultimately no more real than a hologram. This astonishing idea was pioneered by two of the worlds most eminent thinkers, physicist David Bohm, a former protÚgÚ of Einstein, and the quantum physicist Karl Pribram. The holographic theory of the world encompasses not only reality as we know it, including hitherto unexplained phenomena, but is capable of explaining such occurrences as telepathy, paranormal and out-of-body experiences, synchronicity, 'lucid' dreaming and even mystical and religious traditions such as cosmic unity and miraculous healings.
Now, in The Holographic Universe, Michael Talbot reveals the extraordinary depth and power of this radical theory. He explains the theory behind a holograph and how it provides a model for aspects of brain function and for whole areas of quantum physics. Illustrating the paranormic way in which the holographic model makes sense of the entire range of mystical, spiritual and psychic experiences. Talbot pushes the barriers to explore the implications for other universes beyond our own. Daring and ground-breaking, The Holographic Universe is a classic in the vein of Frijof Capra's The Tao of Physics.

"One of the cleverest writers around today ... his eclectic mind ranges far into the depth and often most controversial mysteries of modern science" Fred Alan Wolf, PhD, author of 'Taking the Quantum Leap'.