About Stellar House Publishing

Stellar House Publishing is a company dedicated to bringing to the public lost and hidden information regarding the world’s religions, mythologies and spiritual traditions. SHP books attain to the highest standards of scholarship while being accessible to the public. Stellar House Publishing was founded in 2005 by author Acharya S, also known by her real name of D.M. Murdock.

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About Acharya S

Acharya aka D.M. Murdock was educated at some of the finest schools, receiving a degree in Classics, Greek Civilization, from Franklin & Marshall College. She is also a Member of American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Greece. Acharya S has served as a trench master on archaeological excavations in Corinth, Greece, and Connecticut, USA, as well as a teacher’s assistant on the island of Crete. Acharya S has traveled extensively around Europe,and she speaks, reads and/or writes English, Greek, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Portuguese and a smattering of other languages to varying degrees. She has read Euripides, Plato and Homer in ancient Greek, and Cicero in Latin, as well as Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales in Middle English. She has also been compelled to cross-reference the Bible in the original Hebrew and ancient Greek.

Acharya S is the author of the controversial books The Christ Conspiracy: The Greatest Story Ever Sold (1999), hailed by Feral House publisher Adam Parfrey as “the most important book of our time.” The Christ Conspiracy has been translated into Spanish and Korean, with Italian and Bulgarian editions in the works. Acharya’s magnum opus Suns of God: Krishna, Buddha and Christ (2004) was called “a magnificent work” by famed mythologist Barbara Walker. Her first title by Stellar House Publishing was Who Was Jesus? Fingerprints of The Christ (2007), published under her real name D.M. Murdock and including a foreword by Dr. Robert M. Price, a leading “Jesus mythicist” and author of several books on the same subject. Acharya has also created an ebook called The Companion Guide to ZEITGEIST, Part 1, based on the hit viral movie, which, as of the end of 2009, had received over 100 million views worldwide. Acharya served as a consultant on the first part of that film, and this ebook is endorsed by the movie’s creator Peter Joseph.

In 2009, Murdock also released the book Christ in Egypt: The Horus-Jesus Connection, as well as The Gospel According to Acharya S and The 2010 Astrotheology Calendar. The year 2010 saw the Stellar House publication of Man Made God by Barbara G. Walker, while in 2011 and 2012, Stellar House Publishing, under the imprint Astrotheology Press, produce the Astrotheology Calendars. Coming in 2012 will be the revision of The Christ Conspiracy. In 2014, Murdock released, Did Moses Exist? The Myth of the Israelite Lawgiver.

In 2020, The Christ Conspiracy: The Greatest Story Ever Sold – Revised Edition was released by Stellar House Publishing.  The Revised Edition includes a new Preface by Acharya, an Editorial Preface by Dr. Robert M. Price and an Appendix by Dr. Christian Lindtner and one by Robert Tulip. Plus, Memorial commentary from Ken Humphreys, Kristyn Whitaker Hood from Mythicist Milwaukee, David Bruce MDiv and Robert Tulip. Also includes an Afterword by N.W. Barker.

Murdock has been online since 1995, and has received millions of hits because of its cutting-edge articles on comparative religion and mythology, among other things. Murdock has also had articles published in a variety of magazines and has appeared on many radio programs as well, including FOX’s Alan Colmes Radio Show. She has also appeared in public, in November 2007 attending as a panel speaker the premiere of Artivists Film Festival’s “Best Feature” winner the movie “Zeitgeist.” Also in November 2007, Murdock was interviewed by Boston University geologist Dr. Robert Schoch for a documentary for Russian television. There are also many online videos of Acharya’s work, including an interview by Consciousness Media Network. For more information, see this essay on Acharya’s credentials.

Acharya S aka D.M. Murdock passed away December 25th, 2015 due to cancer. She is sorely loved and missed.  N.W. Barker is now the CEO of Stellar House Publishing for Acharya S and her son.