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Father Ernetti's Chronovisor : The Creation and Disappearance of the World's First Time Machine Paperback – March, 2000

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...we are treated to a fascinating investigation threading through Edison, Edgar Cayce, Mesmer, and even Whitley Strieber! -- Colin Bennett, The Fortean Times, July, 2000

Pellegrino Ernetti ... was a man of integrity and would not have created a hoax about his work on the chronovisor... -- From NEXUS New Times, Vol. 7, No. 5, August-September, 2000

The book dips into many of the areas that will be of interest to X Factor readers, from fringe science to the occult... -- From X Factor (U.K.), early June, 2000, No. 91

Language Notes

Text: English (translation)
Original Language: German

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: New Paradigm Books; 1st edition (March 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1892138026
  • ISBN-13: 978-1892138026
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,167,091 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 27, 2003
Format: Paperback
Mr. Dennis Daly's review of Father Ernetti's Chronovisor is misleading and incorrect in that surely it must refer, not to the English-language version of the book (which you have on sale here), but to the original German-language version (Dein Schicksal ist Vorherbestimmt, 1997). The German version devotes only two chapters exclusively to Father Ernetti and his time machine, which is one of the complaints Mr. Daly makes. The American version has 14 chapters devoted exclusively to Father Ernetti and his chronovisor, and all of the other 12 chapters bear directly on those 14 chapters. The German version is riddled with errors (the author even gets Father Ernetti's first name wrong), but the American publishers seem to have done all their own research and brought out a book so greatly expanded, revised and corrected over the original version that it really amounts to a whole new book. I strongly recommend this new American version. It is a fascinating and riveting account that seems to me to bring out all of the complex, subtle and elusive factors in this mind-blowing and completely original odyssey of Father Ernetti. I'm at a loss, though, to explain why 4 out of 5 readers backed up Mr. Daly in his harsh review. Why did they affix their approval to a review that so obviously distorts even the most basic facts of the book? Have they, too, read only the German version? It seems unlikely. But, if so, I strongly urge them--and everyone else--to read the American version.
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Berthold E. Schwarz, M.D. on December 9, 1999
Format: Paperback
Pre-Publication Review by the author of Parent-Child Telepathy, UFO Dynamics, Psychiatric and Paranormal Aspects of Ufology, The Jacques Romano Story and many others.
FATHER ERNETTI'S CHRONOVISOR is a brilliantly-researched, absorbing compendium of a current-times Benedictine monk's forays into specific events in the life of Christ and ancient Greece. Using his enigmatic invention--the chronovisor--scientist/scholar/exorcist Father Ernetti plumbs the depths and drives a cutting wedge into man's hidden past, our access to alleged akashic records, and the present-day relevance of those to such new and baffling paranormal techniques as electronic voice phenomena and transcommunications with television and computers. Peter Krassa illuminates his thesis with sparkling accounts of the life and achievements of such fellow time-travelers as Madame Blavatsky, Rudolph Steiner and Thomas A. Edison, and some others not quite so well known, such as the controversial free energy inventor/genius(?) John Worrell Keely. Wow! Once you start reading FATHER ERNETTI'S CHRONOVISOR, you won't put it down till you've finished. It is a first-rate, challenging mystery-thriller, not fiction but--whatever the true explanation behind it all is--the "real thing!"
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Nungesser on October 20, 2002
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This book posits an amazing notion from its first page: why did Father Ernetti, known for his studiousness and utter honestly, announce to the Vatican that he'd invented a time machine? And for that matter, why did the Vatican corroborate his announcement as fact before covering it up and pretending it'd never occurred?
Pity that the book never truly takes a stand on its findings, however. It presents a series of facts, interviews, ideas, and thoughts, many of which contradict each other, and lets the reader interperet them as they wish. In the end, the reader is no more educated on the subject than when they began, and perhaps a bit more confused.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Steve McCardell on February 19, 2002
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Purporting to be a biography, this book is a great deal more. Yes, it is fascinating enough as one of these — it tells of a scientist/theologian who developed a machine to look into the past — but it is also much more. To set the context of Father Ernetti, to show how his chronovisor fit into the human quest for spirit, the author also offers fascinating accounts of others who have added so much to our spiritual understandings. The chronovisor, after all, purported to grasp both sounds and images from the still-existent waves of the past, held forever in the akashic records. Mr. Krassa does not merely offer example of what these are, but gives an entire background by telling us of the 18th century birth of mesmerism and animal magnetism, which effects came from “a ‘vital fluid’ diffused everywhere throughout the universe.” The author shows the spread of this belief in varied forms, and takes us through the lives of people like Madame Blavatsky, Rudolf Steiner, and Edgar Cayce to explain where all of this went. He even tells of Thomas Edison’s apparatus to contact the dead!
Enter Father Ernetti and his chronovisor. The father was widely known for his expertise in archaic music, and for his interest and talent in science and languages. When he began to speak of a machine built by scientists that allowed them to witness the past in 3-D, you can bet that people took note. But with fascinating irregularities to the claims, people’s reactions widely varied. A huge reaction set in when Ernetti claimed to have photographed the crucified Christ … and when the photo was proven a fake. Ernetti was a man of good repute, and Mr.
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