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I am Author, Diane Olsen, first time published author and I present my first published book to you titled; Ancient Ways: The Roots of Religion available on Amazon in both e-book and paperback. I put to work my knowledge and college degree’s of an Undergrad at Colorado State University Ft. Collins: Pre-vet med, Anthropology, then I attended and received my BA and MA at the University of Montana, Missoula: Anthropology, Archaeology, and Paleontology. This first book I hope you enjoy reading as much joy it was to write and share with all of you. Here is a little of what you will read and learn about my book.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
In order to enjoy this book, you may have to suspend current beliefs, since some of the concepts may seem quite foreign at first. Hopefully, you will find precious gems to take with you.
What if monotheism always existed, and revelations were given to all human forms. There are hints to that effect. We should not assume primitive peoples were not smart enough to grasp the concept of a single Creator!
Too often we tweak religion to reflect our personal thoughts, rather than dealing directly with the Word of God. Today monotheism is represented by at least nine living faiths, yet praying to God alone is not enough, for many. Instead, we pray to Prophets, angels, saints, ancestors, deities, and the universe.
This creates a chain of “Paths” and “Ways” which become stained by human desires for control and material benefits. And as darkness and materialism overtake one Faith, another is born, through the intervention of the Holy Spirit, clothed in a different form, with a new name, and very familiar teachings.
Monotheism can be visualized as a chain linking prehistory and history, entwined with human additions, wisps and twists that produce an undulating, ultimate Yin and Yang. This constant interaction of complementary, as well as conflicting, forces and energies, exhibits both organic unity and dynamism even war.
Those who suspect there is a unified core of basic beliefs should enjoy Ancient Ways.
A Little About Myself:
Diane Olsen, prolific writer and first-time indie author of her debut book release titled; “Ancient Ways:The Roots of Religion.” Her book is a thought provoking read and an informative look at the development and evolution of religion throughout time and a well-considered concept – the idea of a connective thread of monotheistic faith throughout the history from the birth of human creation.
Born in Colorado Springs, Colorado she now lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. She was a Graduate Teaching Assistant for two years.
Diane has proudly raised two sons Andrew and Gavin, has four grandsons Dylan, Brayden, AJ, and Asher. She is an animal lover and enjoys living in Washington State with her two girls, (doggies) “Ladybug and Charlie” along with two ancient “retired” Zebra, finches, one African Blackfooted Cat. She has raised sheep and goats and about 40 other species of critter over the decades.
Diane enjoys writing, reading good books and cooking. A few of her favorite books are ‘The Book of Certitude (Kitab-i-Iqan), The Upanishads, and The Great Initiates.’
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