Just when we as human beings thought we had discovered all the great wonders of the ancient world, along comes ‘Vallis Ante Artis’. A mystery about humanities symbolic origins that will never be completely resolved in a mathematical equation or some type of molecular cell analysis. It is a cultural treasure of ancient human symbolism, art, and spirituality that will ultimately only be known to those that created the magnificent and complex images. It is a cultural and symbolic treasure so vast that it makes diamonds and gold seem irrelevant. The Coming of Religion is the story behind the discovery of Vallis Ante Artis, archeological site 36CU190. It is a journey through the trials and tribulations, the spirituality and love, the discoveries and conclusions, the exhilaration, exhaustion, and sadness. The novel is based on the true story. It is a mystery and adventure for the ages with many threads and twists that will keep your interest. The only guarantee is that you won’t want to put it down. The story begins with Gary Yannone buying a farmhouse and finding strange stones in isolated areas hidden by thick vegetation. Special people are introduced and old friends reunited as research is undertaken, and more and more incredible discoveries are made with the end result being the hypothesis Vallis Ante Artis. Two organizations are formed to protect the site and artifacts, but eventually they disintegrate amidst a wave of economic hardship, scientific disdain, and personal stress. But the spiritual nature of the site and the artifacts would not allow the discovery to just ‘disappear’. The ancient stone tools beg you to touch them; to hold them ever so gently in your hands. As you pick one up you feel the awesome enlightenment of knowing that it was used in love to create some of the greatest Palaeolithic art images the world has ever witnessed. The simple nature of the tools and the very deep patina don’t just tell a story of something very old, but of something from an origin, a beginning. An ancient time of a new cultural era of civilization. A culture as close to a natural state of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness as humanity will ever see. And one surrounded by an array of fauna and Megafauna never before seen and probably never to be seen again. A reaching out to a higher power. It is like visiting another planet. It is a very special feeling. After new discoveries and over ten years of research, a new revitalized nucleus of original investigators produced the scientific statement of facts and theories presented in Vallis Ante Artis. And then to complete and publish the adventure novel which is this book. The term ‘art’is inadequate to describe the carvings and etchings you see before you. Or the deep inner connection that is made not only to your brain, but to your heart and soul. You feel mesmerized by the images maybe the way the ancients who created them felt. No matter what the age of the art, it is an absolutely incredible display of ancient symbolism and spirituality. The great mystery of it all makes your heart pound faster. This is not a story or mystery for the faint of heart, but for the true adventurer; the Palaeolithic artist and hunter. Only those that dare should take the trip. The magnificent art screams to tell you about the quest of their creators. The visions they had and the mysteries of the images they created. The complex meanings of the animal and human images will never be solved, but we can appreciate their beauty. It is as if a portal has been opened to us to the origins of ancient symbolism, shamanism, and wisdom. It is not just a connection to another time, but to another dimension, ‘The Coming of Religion’.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Frankford Museum Society Press, 2011. Book Condition: Very Good. 261 pp., Paperback, very good. Bookseller Inventory # ZB806108
Book Description FRankford Museum Society Press, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0615458424