The Unsolved Mystery of the Tunnels at Baiae – did ancient priests fool visitors that they had crossed the River Styx and entered Hades?

Did ancient priests fool visitors to a sulfurous subterranean stream that they had crossed the River Styx and entered Hades? "There is nothing remotely Elysian about the Phlegræan Fields, which lie on the north shore of the Bay of Naples; nothing sylvan, nothing green. The Fields are part of the caldera of a volcano that is … Continue reading The Unsolved Mystery of the Tunnels at Baiae – did ancient priests fool visitors that they had crossed the River Styx and entered Hades?

The Language of the Birds and the Book of Thoth.

  My interest in the esoteric began in earnest when I was studying Egyptology and came across some literature from the Ptolemeic period of Ancient Egypt; stories about one of the sons of Ramesses II, who had lived centuries earlier.  This prince, Khaemwaset, was already a fascinating historical character, as among other major works, he … Continue reading The Language of the Birds and the Book of Thoth.