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The Dead Sea Scrolls Deception
by Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh
Publisher:
Touchstone Books 
Year:
1993 
Reviewed by Erowid
1/13/1998

This is an indepth description of the controversy and cover-up surrounding the discovery and translation of the Dead Sea Scrolls. The book is well-written and an interesting study of the politics of academic studies, though it leans a little toward conspiracy theories. Either way, it’s a good description of the events causing a 45 year delay in the release of ... [ read more ]

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The Dead Sea Scrolls
by Michael Wise, Martin Abegg, Jr., & Edward Cook
Publisher:
Harper San Francisco 
Year:
1996 
Reviewed by Erowid
1/13/1998

This is a great new translation (1996) of some of the 700+ Dead Sea Scrolls discovered in the mid ‘40s. The texts contain controversial history, religion, and politics with a decidedly adventurous side. Read the original text of maps to buried treasures along with translations and commentaries on both biblical and sectarian texts….all with the endless fun of confusing little ... [ read more ]

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One Nation Under God
by Huston Smith & Reuben Snake
Publisher:
Clear Light 
Year:
1996 
Reviewed by Erowid
4/30/1997

One Nation Under God is the story of the Native American Church and its battle to try to keep the native american use of peyote legal after the Supreme Court’s catastrophic Smith case. The book opens with nice introductions by Sentator Inouye, Huston Smith, and Reuben Snake and then moves into a number of short personal testimonials from NAC members.

The ... [ read more ]

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