Based on the Buddhist belief in reincarnation, the Book of the Dead is a how-to manual for dying: a guidebook of the Afterlife that includes encounters with gods, demons and one's own future parents at the moment of conception. Written in the 8th Century AD, its description of the Tibetan afterlife bears an uncanny similarity to modern stories of the Near-Death Experience. Hidden from the world for over a thousand years, discovered in the remotest corner of the planet, finally translated in the 20th Century, this mythical and mystical text is one of the key scriptures of world religion.
Decoding The Past: Mysteries Of The Bermuda Triangle clip - starring Peter Leffe, Richard Winer, Rob Simone. Directed by Bill Brummel.
A series examining historical mysteries, supposed prophecies and secret societies.
The Koran is one of the most important works ever written. For almost one billion people worldwide, it is the Holy Scripture, the word of God and his prophet. For others, it is a historical artifact that has left an indelible imprint on the world. DECODING THE PAST: SECRETS OF THE KORAN probes the heart of the work that many outside Islam find mysterious. This feature-length program examines the history of the verses and their implications for modern times, as wel as the striking similarities and differences between the Koran and the Bible. Trace the influence of the Koran from the Golden Age of Islam to the modern rise of jihadism, and hear from top Islamic scholars and holy men as they share their insights into the work that lies at the foundation of one of the world’s great religions. THE HISTORY CHANNEL provides the perfect guide to understanding the fundamental work that has shaped the Muslim faith for over 1,400 years, and will long continue to influence modern history.
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