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The Magic of Obelisks

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For centuries people have wondered why the Egyptian obelisks were erected, by whom, and what they signified. There were at one time hundreds of obelisks throughout ancient Egypt, many of them covered with lettering unfamiliar to us known as hieroglyphs. Like the great pyramids, the obelisks seem to possess a strange power, perhaps even the key to the secret of life.

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Unknown Binding, 1st edition, 470 pages
Published 1981 by HarperCollins Publishers
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Tompkins describes the history of all those large stone hieroglyph-inflected obelisks that were trucked out of Egypt and hauled all the way to Europe, where they were all the rage. The book is capped with a bizarre chapter about his theory of sexual energy permeating the world, which is his typical style. (He did the same thing when he ended his book The Eunuch and the Virgin: A Study of Curious Customs with a chapter on an imaginary chemical called orgone, which is both invisible and blue.)
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Peter Tompkins was an American journalist, World War II spy, and best-selling author.
His best known and most influential books include The Secret Life of Plants, published in 1973, Secrets of the Great Pyramid, reprinted in paperback in 1997, and Mysteries of the Mexican Pyramids, published in 1976. He is the father of author Ptolemy Tompkins.
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The Secret Life of Plants: A fascinating account of the physical, emotional, and spiritual relations between plants and man Secrets of the Soil: New Solutions for Restoring Our Planet Secrets of the Great Pyramid: Two Thousand Years of Adventures & Discoveries Surrounding the Mysteries of the Great Pyramid of Cheops The Secret Life of Nature: Living in Harmony with the Hidden World of Nature Spirits from Fairies to Quarks Mysteries of the Mexican Pyramids

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