PRLog - Nov. 10, 2009 - For the next few days, moviegoers will be wringing their collective hands in anticipation of Sony's epic doomsday pic, 2012. Equally as captivating is 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect, the exhaustively researched book inspired by the movie.
Written by Bob Thiel, Ph.D., one of the world's preeminent authorities on the events likely to occur in 2012 and beyond, 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect judiciously examines the chilling prophecies of the Mayans, and the I Ching, Catholic, Hopi, New Age, Talmud, Islam, Buddhist, and Hindu religions.
“When I heard that a 2012 prophecy movie was being developed at Sony,” explains Dr. Thiel, “I was immediately interested in what would be included. When I knew that the focus of the film would be on the Mayan prophecy, I was inspired to write a book on the things that a two-hour movie couldn't possibly include.”
As an award-winning researcher, Dr. Thiel took his work seriously, traveling multiple times to many of the very places he identifies in his book. He and his wife have visited dozens of ancient sites around the world. After endless months of compiling and analyzing these ancient prophecies, Dr. Thiel now presents them in a clear, straightforward language, explaining what each religion predicts, what will likely happen and what has already occurred.
How accurate are the predictions mentioned throughout the book? Readers of 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect will immediately be able to point to four key prophecies which have already come to pass, including, the decline of the U.S. dollar, the Vatican's plan to allow the Anglicans to become part of the Roman Catholic Church, the rise of a European super nation (thus allowing for the emergence of the antichrist) and the increasing growth in European military strength.
One special feature of 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect not contained in any other book about 2012 is Dr. Thiel's multi-prophesied, sequential timeline of events leading up to and continuing well beyond December 21, 2012. Here he compares which predictions from what selected religions align with each other.
2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect is available online through Amazon.com and the www.secretsect.com for $19.98
2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect is also available in other languages:
For German, 2012 und das Auftreten der geheimen Sekte, please go to www.diegeheimesekte.de
For Spanish, 2012 y el Surgimiento de la Secta Secreta, please go to www.lasectasecreta.com.com
A translation into Portuguese is in progress.
About Bob Thiel, Ph.D.
Michigan native Bob Thiel is a one of the world's foremost authorities on prophecy writings, a published Ph.D. and a highly regarded researcher with multiple awards to his credit.
He holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of LaVerne, a Master's degree from USC and a Ph.D. from the Union Institute and University. Throughout his academic and professional career he has studied philosophy, religion, science, and prophecy; in recent years, has had scores of articles published on these subjects in magazines, newspapers, trade publications and scientific journals.
Married to his wife Joyce since 1981, the two have made multiple trips to ancient sites in Central America, Asia Minor, Rome, Greece, and other places around the world. He began his formal studies into religious history and end-time prophecies after one of those trips in 2004.
Dr. Thiel's articles and commentaries are wildly popular online with visitors to www.cogwriter.com, his philosophy and religion website, where he is known as “COGwriter.”
Dr. Thiel currently resides in Arroyo Grande, CA, with his Joyce, his three sons, one has Down syndrome.
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