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Warlock by Wilbur Smith
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May 20, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: ancient-egypt-novels, egypt
Read from March 16 to 23, 2012

What a wonderful mystical adventure set in Ancient Egypt. This is one series of which I will be sad to reach the end. The wonderful Taita makes this book. Without him, it probably would not be as interesting. He has grown as a person until becoming one who lives in the spiritual dimension as well as the physical, as humans were meant to do according to Ancient Egyptian philosophy. So sad that many of us have lost this in so-called "modern" times. But there is some hope that it is being "discovered" again.

It's hard to believe that so many gave this book such a scathing review. I think the problem may be that there is an element of mysticism. Our so-called "modern" society is so skeptical when it comes to spirituality and mysticism -- some are even hostile to it. In Ancient Egypt, a society that in many ways was very superior to our own, a mystical meaning was seen in every facet of daily life. Humans are spiritual creatures and it's a shame that so many today would like to deny that. It's one of the reasons that our world is collapsing in on our heads. If we could get rid of the myth that ancient people's were superstitious and somehow inferior to "modern" society, and recover that realization that there is a mystical element in all things, we all would be a lot better off. This book maybe will at least make some realize that.
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