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Written in a most engaging style, this book is difficult to put down.
Here is the historical, archaeological, metaphysical, and scientific study of one of ancient histories greatest mysteries...the "Oracle of Delphi".
It is a really good book, one where I learned a lot and that gave me a lot to think about.
This tight chronological tale brings out the excitement of discovery from the collaboration of four scientists in the restoration of the reputation of the Pythias of Delphi. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Emily Jackson
_The Oracle: The Lost Secrets and Hidden Messages of Ancient Delphi_ by William J. Broad is a really great book. Read morePublished 1 month ago by C. Good
I looked for books about the Oracle after watching a History Channel documentary about the scientific search for a fault and evidence of intoxicating gasses beneath the temple of... Read morePublished 3 months ago by MICHAEL W DEAN
A fascinating look at how archaeology, geology, and chemistry was used to show how the Oracle at Delphi used fumes to aid in her predictions. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Anna Dobritt
A wonderful study on how the Delphi oracle worked and the geology that made it possible. He also leaves a bit to the imagination about how ethylene gas alters consciousness and... Read morePublished 6 months ago by jen
A very entertaining look at the new scientific analysis of one of the world's most sacred sites. Highly recommend this book.Published 6 months ago by Matt & Sally Hayes
I'm extremely interested in the theories behind the oracle of Delphi, and this book was fantastic for presenting several viewpoints regarding the evidence available. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Avarasai
If you want to challenge traditional history and anthropology, this will book will satisfy your knowledge quests. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Samantha Mc Lane
At first I was afraid that this book by William Broad was going to tell me more about the Oracle than I really wanted to know and was beginning to get bogged down in it. Read morePublished 18 months ago by J. Robert Ewbank