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The Vedic culture is accepted by numerous scholars as one of the most sophisticated civilizations to appear after the last glacial period of 12,000 years ago. It developed in ancient India, and as the people populated the region, they also expanded and spread into other parts of the planet, taking much of their culture with them. This book takes us on a journey through history and across many countries as we point out similarities and remnants of the Vedic tradition that remain there to this day. These include forms of art, philosophy, religion, architecture, temples, ways of living, and so on. Such countries include: Nepal, Burma, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Africa, the Middle East, Iraq, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Central Asia, Greece, Italy, Germany, Russia, Ireland, Scandinavia, the Americas, and more. This book also explains: * How many religions in the world have features that clearly descended from the oldest form of spiritual knowledge and truth as found in Vedic Dharma. * How Vedic Dharma is still relevant today and can help establish peace through its timeless spiritual wisdom. * It also helps unravel and reveal the true nature of the Vedic civilization, and how and why it infiltrated and contributed to so many areas and cultures of the world. * It also shows a mysterious side of history that few others have recognized. This book will help anyone understand how the advanced nature of the Vedic civilization and its universal spiritual principles fit into the development of so many other cultures and still contributes to the upliftment of society today. This book is the follow-up of a previous volume called "Proof of Vedic Culture's Global Existence," but with completely different information and resources, as well as updates, written in a more academic style, using hundreds of references, quotes and notes to verify all the information that is used.
About the Author
Stephen Knapp has studied the major Vedic texts of India and practiced yoga and the Eastern teachings since 1971. He has traveled throughout India and has a collection of over 18,000 slides and images of the many holy places, temples and festivals he has seen. He has authored over twenty-five well-received books on Vedic culture and Eastern spirituality. He also regularly gives lectures at various venues both in America and in India. He has also been involved in the management of various temples for over 40 years, and is the president of the Vedic Friends Association. There is much more information about him on his website: www.stephen-knapp.com and http: //stephenknapp.info, and at http: //stephenknapp.wordpress.com.