Athena and Eden: The Hidden Meaning of the Parthenon's East Façade
The sculptures over the sacred east entrance of the Parthenon depicted the very heart of ancient Greek religion-what we refer to today as Greek mythology. But to the Greeks, a myth (mythos) was not a fanciful tale, but rather the description of a living reality, something they believed happened once long ago, and had continued ever since to influence the their world and human destiny. What the new book Athena and Eden reveals about these myths has remained hidden for two millennia.
Panayotis Tournikiotis, architect and adjunct professor at the National Technical University in Athens begins the foreword to The Parthenon and Its Impact on Modern Times with this sentence: "Today, the Parthenon is recognized as the most important monument of Western civilization." When you read Athena and Eden: The Hidden Meaning of the Parthenon's East Fašade, you will understand, more than ever before, why this is so.
On behalf of our ancient Greek ancestors, I urge you to purchase Athena and Eden (the book and/or the CD) and become a part of this amazing and edifying exploration and reconstruction of the east fašade of Athena's magnificent temple-the Greeks' great monument to the serpent's side of Eden.
- Robert Bowie Johnson, Jr., May 2002
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