Ancient Wisdom and Secret Sects by Time-Life Books

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But in return for Venetian explorer Marco Polo returned to Europe thirteenth century after his one story he set down was now-famous When in the late Persia, the Assassins. Polo described a beautiful garden, nestled between two mountains and known only who belonged to the cult. fortified castle, the prophet found the fruits at its entrance by a well- garden was allegedly patterned on the Muhammad's all Guarded to those vision of paradise. "In it could be and the most beautiful palaces world," Polo wrote.

Gained the neophytes access to Hasan's paradisiacal garden. In return for their pleasures, they killed as directed by the master. " to in the honey and from another wine; there were the most beautiful this such delights, the Assassins were be expelled. Those missions were to travels to China, that of a sect he encountered in sur- where every whim was indulged, ever wanted compelled to perform certain missions Not experienced revealed: negated stage, the Heaven and A member of Hasan-i Sabbah's deadly Assassins, wearing a disguise, fatally stabs the Persian vizier Nizam al-Mulk in this illustration from an early fourteenth-century Persian manuscript.

A case document un- with humanity's inner desire to find fourfold patterns for things. " . interpretation, psychologist Carl conscious, as a maternal set tory, either in the which the Rosicrucians have had it many among them new mythology and would make Christ; a prayer in- blooming and burning and concerning the brotherhood's would appear spired by the ancient Litany o/Loreto speaks of the rose as most dif- consensus on mat- to a way In Christian allegory, the In coming origin, ritual, bols are often found to represent the Virgin purport to be their spiritual de- scendants—have themselves had around.

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