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- Publisher: Createspace
- Format: Paperback | 368 pages
- Dimensions: 152mm x 229mm x 19mm | 490g
- Publication date: 22 August 2012
- ISBN 10: 1467936391
- ISBN 13: 9781467936392
- Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
An astonishing adventure awaits young Damian in sixth century BCE Greece as he begins a perilous odyssey filled with betrayal, deceit and treachery. It was a time filled with contradictions turmoil and cruelty. It was also a time which laid the foundation for one of the greatest cultural flowering the world has ever seen. Great practical advances in mathematics were made, particularly in engineering and construction yet numbers seemed to have mystical and magical properties that could help the initiates of mystery schools and cults be elevated to higher levels of consciousness. Myths and legends blended with everyday life. Dionysus roamed the forest while his tomb lay in the Temple of Apollo. A golden statue of a wolf was given a place of honor in this same temple while in another city-state, a statue was found guilty of causing a man's death when he fell off his horse. The statue was sentenced to be drowned. Into this world steps Damian, trying to make sense of all his experiences and encounters while he searches for his destiny. Beautifully written and enthrallingly told, Journey to Delphi is both a profoundly personal and exciting coming of age story of a youth and a society in flux.
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Frank D. Iannella has a bachelor's and master's degree in history from Northern Illinois University. His master thesis was researched and written at Oriel College, Oxford University. He has finished all but the dissertation for a Ph.D in History. He also holds a master's degree in public administration from the University of Colorado, and is a graduate fellow of the American Film Institute: Center for Advanced Studies. He was presented with the Gold Key award for scholarship from Phi Alpha Theta National History Society. He was a teaching fellow at the University of Colorado and has taught full time at George Williams College, Colorado School of Mines and Shapley International School in Florence, Italy. A mystical experience at Delphi inspired him to write his novel. Frank Iannella has been a professional astrologer for over 30 years, although now he is semi-retired. He had taken workshops with Dane Rudhyar, and was on the faculty of the American Federation of Astrologers' National Convention in Atlanta, Georgia. He taught a popular two semester, six credit-hour course entitled Foundations of the Occult, at the University of Colorado in addition to a three credit-hour class entitled History and Theory of Astrology. KBZW radio, in Denver, CO, had Iannella as a weekly featured guest, discussing Astrology. At the Human Dimensions Institute West in Ojai, California he conducted workshops on several aspects of astrology and dream interpretation. Several articles have been written about him in newspapers and magazines. He lives in Boulder, CO.