A note from the author:
“Writing this book (series) has been an enormous exercise in deciding how far to push the boundaries of accepted reality and of the truths we call Facts (which are really beliefs that we, as in society, accept as factual) without being too offensive. I’m not stating that ALL Facts are accepted truths; I’m simply stating that many Facts are in fact accepted truths. This book contains examples of seemingly impossible to scientifically explain events, things, or beliefs; all of which have a certain level of truth to them. The Sinner King was born out of a desire to take what we accept as truth and skew it without going beyond the realm of what made it acceptable in the first place. In no shape or form am I trying to rewrite history or change what is accepted as Fact, I’m simply putting a spin on it that is meant to be fun and entertaining, and possibly rewarding.
So, with all of that stated, I present you with Facts and Truths that inspired the creation of this book series as accepted by different cultures and societies in existence today.”
EXODUS – CAMEROON:
courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey
The plagues recorded in the Book of Exodus just may have scientific credence to them. In 1984 and 1986, two different limnic eruptions occurred in two different locations, Lake Monoun and Lake Nyos, that caused tidal waves, toxic gases, burns, and ultimately the deaths of thousands of people and animals.
Considered to be one of the most important deities in Egyptian mythology, Thoth was known as the creator of science, religion, philosophy, and magic. The Greeks further declared him the inventor of astronomy, astrology, the science of numbers, mathematics, geometry, land surveying, medicine, botany, theology, civilized government, the alphabet, reading, writing, and oratory. They further claimed he was the true author of every work of every branch of knowledge, human and divine.
BOOK OF THOTH:
The Book of Thoth is a mythical book that supposedly gives its reader the power to speak to animals and the knowledge of the gods. It is mentioned in an Egyptian legend that is more than less a warning that the gods’ knowledge is not meant for humans to know.
Lichtheim, Miriam (2006) [1st. Pub. 1978]. Ancient Egyptian Literature, Volume III: The Late Period. University of California Press. ISBN 0-520-24844-9.
The Cathars were a Christian sect that appeared in the Languedoc region of France and other parts of Europe between the 11th and 13th centuries before being annihilated during the Albigensian Crusade. They were believed to be keepers of sacred text and possibly the inspiration of Grail legends. This theory was later popularized after the publication of Otto Rahn’s 1933 book: Crusade Against the Grail: The Struggle between the Cathars, the Templars, and the Church of Rome. Rahn was recruited by the Nazis and conducted research into the location of the Holy Grail before his suspicious death in 1939.
The Cathar Heresy by Dr. Stephen Haliczer – Northern Illinois University
BBC Radio on Cathars
Encyclopedia Britannica article on the Albigensian Crusade
Wikipedia articles on Catharism and the Albigensian Crusade