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    DescriptionReveals how the largest Sun Temple in the world, built according to Hermetic principles, is located at one of Christianity's holiest sites: the Vatican - Shows how famous Renaissance philosophers and scientists called for a Hermetic reformation of Christianity by building a magical Temple of the Sun in Rome - Explains how the Vatican architect Bernini designed St. Peter's Square to reflect heliocentric and Hermetic principles - Reveals how the design was masterminded by Bernini, Jesuit scholars, the mystical Queen Christine of Sweden, and several popes In 16th century Italy, in the midst of the Renaissance, two powerful movements took hold. The first, the Hermetic Movement, was inspired by an ancient set of books housed in the library of Cosimo de' Medici and written by the Egyptian sage Hermes Trismegistus. The movement expounded the return of the "true religion of the world" based on a form of natural magic that could draw down the powers of the heavens and incorporate them into statues and physical structures. The other movement, the Heliocentric Movement launched by Copernicus, was a direct challenge to the Vatican's biblical interpretation of a geocentric world system. Declared a heresy by the Pope, those who promoted it risked the full force of the Inquisition. Exploring the meeting point of these two movements, authors Robert Bauval and Chiara Hohenzollern reveal how the most outspoken and famous philosophers, alchemists, and scientists of the Renaissance, such as Giordano Bruno and Marsilio Ficino, called for a Hermetic reformation of the Christian religion by building a magical utopic city, an architectural version of the heliocentric system. Using contemporary documents and the latest cutting-edge theses, the authors show that this Temple of the Sun was built in Rome, directly in front of the Vatican's Basilica of St. Peter. They explain how the Vatican architect Bernini designed St. Peter's Square to reflect the esoteric principles of the Hermetica and how the square is a detailed representation of the heliocentric system. Revealing the magical architectural plan masterminded by the Renaissance's greatest minds, including Bernini, Jesuit scholars, Queen Christine of Sweden, and several popes, the authors expose the ultimate heresy of all time blessed by the Vatican itself.

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    The Vatican Heresy
    Bernini and the Building of the Hermetic Temple of the Sun
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert Bauval, By (author) Chiara Hohenzollern, By (author) Sandro Zicari
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 153 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 476 g
    ISBN 13: 9781591431787
    ISBN 10: 1591431786

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    black & white illustrations, black & white line drawings, figures, colour plates
    Inner Traditions Bear and Company
    Imprint name
    Bear & Company
    Publication date
    31 March 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Rochester, VT
    Author Information
    Egyptian-born Robert Bauval began studying Egyptology in 1983. The author of "The Orion Mystery" and coauthor of "Black Genesis" and "Breaking the Mirror of Heaven," his theories have been the subject of several major TV documentaries on BBC, ABC, NBC, FOX, Discovery, and the History Channel. He lives in Malaga, Spain. Chiara Hohenzollern is a journalist who specializes in science and history. She lives in Rome, Italy.