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Works of D.M. Murdock/Acharya S and Stellar House Publishing on Kindle

The following books, ebooks and articles are now available via Amazon on Kindle, iPhone, iPod, iPad and similar devices, such as Blackberry, Android, PC, Mac.

Was There a Historical Jesus of Nazareth? The Use of Midrash to Create a Biographical Detail in the Gospel StoryWas There a Historical Jesus of Nazareth? The Use of Midrash to Create a Biographical Detail in the Gospel Story

by D.M. Murdock/Acharya S

In the New Testament, Jesus Christ is depicted as having been brought up in a city called "Nazareth," a purported biographical detail upon which much speculation has been hung over the centuries as to a "historical" Jewish messiah figure in the gospel story, buried somewhere underneath layers of pious elaboration. In this regard, countless Jesus biographies have been constructed significantly around this purported place of origin that would indicate a historical personage. Indeed, whenever scholars wish to distinguish between the "historical Jesus" and the "Christ of faith," they use this designation "Jesus of Nazareth" to depict the former. Read more...

Did Moses Exist? on Kindle

Did Moses Exist? The Myth of the Israelite Lawgiver

by D.M. Murdock/ Acharya S

The biblical figure of Moses has been the center of fascination for over 2,000 years, but what do we actually know about him? Was he a real person? Did the Exodus truly happen? Or is the story in the Pentateuch a mythical account written centuries after the alleged events?

Why does Moses's story resemble that of other, older lawgivers and legendary predecessors? Why are there so many elements of sun and wine god myths in the tale of Moses? What does the focus on the serpent in his story signify? Who were Yahweh and the Elohim? Read more...

The Study Guide to Did Moses Exist?

The Study Guide to Did Moses Exist?

by D.M. Murdock/ Acharya S

This ebook provides a number of texts from antiquity, including some in their original languages, discussed in my book Did Moses Exist? The Myth of the Israelite Lawgiver. Much additional material from "The Dionysus Connection" chapter in DME also is included here, demonstrating a significant body of literature on that subject which was left by the wayside even though it constitutes one of the most fascinating developments in the field of comparative religion and mythology. Because he was another major figure who evidently contributed significantly to the Moses myth, I have included the entire Epic of Gilgamesh, making this ebook lengthy. Some of the articles here, such as "Male Cult Prostitutes," "Exodus Timeline," "The Egyptian and Gnostic Seth" and "Horon and Mot," are original to this publication. Read more...

Buddhism's Relation to Christianity on Kindle

Buddhism's Relation to Christianity: A Review

by D.M. Murdock/ Acharya S

This ebook is designed for scholars and students of comparative religion and mythology, with an eye to enthusiasts in the field of "Jesus mythicism," the thesis that the figure of "Jesus Christ" in the New Testament represents not a single, historical personage but an allegorical archetype. One of the figures used in the creation of the Christ character evidently was "the Buddha," like Jesus a mythical compilation of characters. There is much primary-source evidence to demonstrate that Buddhism made its way West during the Great Mission of Buddhist convert King Ashoka. Once at Alexandria, Egypt, this Buddhism was reworked over a period of centuries to become what we know as "Christianity." Read more...

Acharya's Religion 101 for Seekers

Acharya's Religion 101 for Seekers

by D.M. Murdock/ Acharya S

These articles and rants come from a series written by D.M. Murdock/Acharya S in the 1990s, during her early years online, when the wild worldwide web was a new and strange playground for free speech. A number of these essays represent responses to emails she received-some of them not so nice. As such, her replies at times may be deemed surly, to be sure, especially as concerns the essay, "Proof that God Doesn’t Exist," as one example. Acharya has nevertheless left it pretty much as is, just for your amusement, to serve as another, more "playful" aspect of her writing. Read more...

The Astrotheology Calendar GuideThe Astrotheology Calendar Guide

by D.M. Murdock/ Acharya S and N.W. Barker

Although they are often overlooked, calendars constitute one of the most important cultural artifacts of human creation. Not only do they order our lives, which is in itself an extremely important function that allows for life on Earth to proceed with regularity, but the study of the history of calendars also reveals very important developments in the field of comparative religion and mythology, as well as the predominantly astrotheological nature of many of humankind's faiths. Read more...

The Christ Conspiracy on KindleThe Christ Conspiracy: The Greatest Story Ever Sold

by D.M. Murdock/ Acharya S

Controversial and explosive, The Christ Conspiracy marshals an enormous amount of startling evidence that the religion of Christianity and Jesus Christ were created by members of various secret societies, mystery schools and religions in order to unify the Roman Empire under one state religion! This powerful book maintains that these groups drew upon a multitude of myths and rituals that already existed long before the Christian era and reworked them into the story the Christian religion presents today-known to most Westerners as the Bible. Read more...

Christ in Egypt on Kindle

Christ in Egypt: The Horus-Jesus Connection

by D.M. Murdock/ Acharya S

Destined to be a classic enjoyed by both the professional scholar and the lay person, this comparative religion book contains a startling perspective of the extraordinary history of the Egyptian religion and its profound influence upon the later "Christian faith. Christ in Egypt: The Horus-Jesus Connection" uses a massive amount of primary sources and the works of highly credentialed authorities in relevant fields to demonstrate that the popular gods Horus and Jesus possessed many characteristics and attributes in common. Read more... 

The Gospel According to Acharya S on KindleThe Gospel According to Acharya S

by D.M. Murdock/ Acharya S

What is God? Is belief in God righteous? Should we praise God? Who speaks for God? Is the Bible "God's Word?" Does prayer work? Are we born in sin? What is the origin of good and evil? Who is the Devil? Is the Bible prophetic? Do we have free will? What is the purpose in life? Read more... 


Jesus as the Sun throughout History Kindle editionJesus as the Sun throughout History

by D.M. Murdock/ Acharya S

From the earliest times of Christian history, Jesus Christ has been identified with the sun. This fact is readily demonstrated through the study of ancient texts, including the Bible and works of the early Church fathers, as well as Christian traditions, rituals, architecture and artifacts. From a wide variety of sources, it is clear that associating, identifying and equating Christ with the sun began in ancient times and has continued abundantly over the many centuries since then. Includes many primary sources and quotes from credentialed authorities. Read more...

Jesus Christ, Mason of GodJesus Christ, Mason of God

by D.M. Murdock/ Acharya S

The three articles in this "Acharya Articles Collection" represent adapted excerpts from my book Suns of God: Krishna, Buddha and Christ Unveiled that were published in magazines.

  • "The Pagan Origins of the Christian Mysteries"
  • "Jesus Christ, Mason of God"
  • "Moon Mary, Queen of Heaven"

Unbeknownst to the masses, and despite the fervent objections by early Church fathers to "the mysteries," Christianity possesses its own mysteries. In reality, many of Christianity's most germane features were part of the Pagan mysteries, which the Christians turned inside out by making them public. Indeed, Christianity was "in its origin a secret society." Read more...

Interviews with Acharya S on Kindle

Interviews with Acharya S

by D.M. Murdock/Acharya S

In a series of interviews from 2004 to 2009, scholar of comparative religion and mythology D.M. Murdock aka Acharya S reveals fascinating biographical material not found in her other writings. Murdock offers many glimpses into her childhood and Christian background, sharing what led to her life's work and providing a provocative commentary on the past and present, as well as a hope for the future. Also included is much factual material about Murdock's favorite subjects, including religion, mythology, astrotheology, history, archaeoastronomy and languages, etc. Read more...

Man Made God on KindleMan Made God: A Collection of Essays

by Barbara G. Walker

Man Made God comprises a series of fascinating articles from the author of the classic best-seller The Woman's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets. Extraordinary independent scholar of comparative religion and mythology Barbara G. Walker takes us through a riveting journey back in time to when the Goddess and her consort/son ruled supreme, into the era when the patriarchy usurped Her worship, right up to Barbara's own personal experience being raised a Christian. Read more... 

Origins of Christianity on KindleThe Origins of Christianity and the Quest for the Historical Jesus Christ

by D.M. Murdock/ Acharya s

Around the world over the centuries, much has been written about religion, its meaning, its relevance and contribution to humanity. In the West particularly, sizable tomes have been composed speculating upon the nature and historical background of one of the main characters of Western religions, Jesus Christ. Shocking as it may seem to the general populace, the most enduring and profound controversy in this subject is whether or not a person named Jesus Christ ever really existed. Read more...

Was Mithra Born of a Virgion Mother?Was Mithra Born of a Virgin Mother?

by D.M. Murdock/ Acharya S

This article provides evidence that the pre-Christian Persian, Armenian and Asian Minor goddess Anahita was considered both a virgin and a mother, at some point viewed as having given birth parthenogenetically to the Perso-Armenian god Mithra. Draws upon ancient texts and traditions, often preceding the common era by centuries to millennia, as well as the opinions of credentialed modern authorities. The thesis presented here also demonstrates that certain motifs and traditions found within Christianity in reality predate that faith and possibly served as a source thereof. Read more...

Suns of God on Kindle

Suns of God: Krishna, Buddha and Christ Unveiled

by D.M. Murdock/Acharya S

Picking up where the bestselling and controversial The Christ Conspiracy leaves off, Suns of God leads the reader through an electrifying exploration of the origin and meaning of the world's religions and popular gods. Over the past several centuries, the Big Three spiritual leaders have been the Lords Christ, Krishna and Buddha, whose stories and teachings are curiously and confoundingly similar to each other. The tale of a miraculously born redeemer who overcomes heroic challenges, teaches ethics and morality, performs marvels and wonders, acquires disciples and is famed far and wide, to be persecuted, killed and reborn, is not unique but a global phenomenon recurring in a wide variety of cultures long before the Christian era. Read more...

Who Was Jesus? on KindleWho Was Jesus? Fingerprints of The Christ

by D.M. Murdock/ Acharya S

Was Jesus Christ truly the divine Son of God who walked the earth 2,000 years ago? How can we be sure the gospel story is an accurate and infallibly recorded historical account? When the gospels are examined scientifically, can we truthfully uphold them as "inerrant?" Is it possible to assert honestly and ethically that the Bible is the inspired Word of God? Is the New Testament a "historical record" or "factual biography" of what really happened, or a tool for the priesthood to lay down doctrines and dogma as they were developed over the centuries?

The answers to these questions and many more may surprise and shock you! Read more...  

Zeitgeist Sourcebook on Kindle

ZEITGEIST, Part 1: The Sourcebook

by D.M. Murdock/ Acharya S and Peter Joseph

This collaborative effort between Peter Joseph and D.M. Murdock/Acharya S presents 105 pages of primary sources and the works of credentialed authorities backing up the first part of the original "ZEITGEIST" film: The Sun and Stars; The Zodiac; The Astrotheology of the Ancients; God’s Sun; Horus of Egypt; Attis of Phrygia; Krishna of India; Dionysus of Greece; Mithra of Persia; The Virgin-Born Solar Savior; The Star in the East and Three Kings; Virgo and Bethlehem; The Winter Solstice Death and Birth; The Southern Cross; The Spring/Easter Resurrection; The Twelve; The Cross of the Zodiac; The Sun of God; The Precession of the Equinoxes; The Age of Taurus; The Two Fishes; The Water Bearer; The Book of Revelation; The Nativity Scene at Luxor; The Great Flood; Moses the Lawgiver; The Ten Commandments; The Bible, Paganism and the Devil; Joseph and Jesus; Josephus, Pliny, Suetonius and Tacitus Read more...

Les origine du christianisme on KindleLes origines du christianisme et la recherche du Jésus-Christ historique

by D.M. Murdock/ Acharya S

Dans le monde, au cours des siècles passés, beaucoup ont écrit au sujet de la religion, de sa signification, de sa pertinence et de sa contribution à l'humanité. A l'ouest, en particulier, de nombreux volumes spéculent sur la nature et l'historicité de Jésus-Christ, personnage principal des religions occidentales. Beaucoup ont essayé de creuser les rares indices existants relatifs à son identité, et de proposer un croquis biographique qui renforce la foi ou révèle un côté plus humain de cet « homme-dieu ». Aussi choquant que cela puisse paraître au quidam, la polémique la plus profonde et la plus durable est de savoir si un individu appelé Jésus-Christ a réellement existé. Read more...

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