The Secret History of LuciferPaperback
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- Publisher: Robinson Publishing
- Format: Paperback | 288 pages
- Dimensions: 130mm x 197mm x 20mm | 281g
- Publication date: 26 January 2006
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 1845292634
- ISBN 13: 9781845292638
- Illustrations note: Illustrations (some col.), ports. (some col.)
- Sales rank: 231,093
In her new account of an old religion, Lynn Picknett explains that Lucifer means 'the light bringer' and was a personification of the Morning Star, the planet Venus and its goddess. 'He' was originally 'she' - a divine representation of love, light and human warmth. The early Christian Church appropriated the name Lucifer, and it became synonymous with darkness and the Devil. Yet many great thinkers have covertly followed the old Luciferan way, most famously Leonardo da Vinci, who encrypted the symbols of his heretical beliefs in his work, visible only to those who have the key.
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Lynn Picknett is a writer and speaker on Christian heresies, the occult and historical conspiracies.
"'A thought-provoking book that considers many issues, not least the role and image of women in Christianity.' Good Book Guide 'Lynn Picknett... presents the Magdalene in a fresh and disconcerting way.' Washington Post Book World 'Picknett's book... puts Mary Magdalene back on top of her pedestal.' Nexus"