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Non-Fiction | Non-Fiction History
If Leonardo da Vinci were alive today, he would not just
on the cutting-edge of the art scene; he would also be at
the forefront of the technological revolution, the
as well as scientific and medical advancements. Yet, even
with this great mix, there was something else he offered-
was a great geologist.
So now, he's going to be our guide to Italy, revealing
of the secrets this land has held for millennia. Many
ancient scientists, historians and writers tried to
understand this fascinating place, but whatever progress
they made was eliminated either by time or by scientific
positions which held that the ideas were folklore.
Interestingly, it is now the advances in science and
scientific testing instruments which are proving that
the ancients knew.
You'll learn about: â€¢ radioactive waters that are good for
our health, found on an island thought to have a fountain
youth â€¢ the secret of living in areas with positive and
negative magnetic fields, and how they influence our
and well being â€¢ a visit to the real Underworld, with
scorching steam and noxious vapors â€¢ how amber has healing
properties to reduce body pain and cure throat ailments â€¢
mysterious roads carved 30 meters into volcanic rock which
crisscross necropolises â€¢ ancient votive offerings in the
form of body parts which can be found today as religious
candles â€¢ sacred cave drip waters used by women to insure
fertility and abundant breast milk â€¢ the stairway to
as noted in the Bible and the Led Zeppelin song â€¢
unexplained "earthquake lights" that are thought to be
â€¢ the ominous or auspicious meaning of thunder occurring
certain days â€¢ the oracles who forecasted the future while
in a trance induced by inhaling gases emitted from the
You'll see how the dramatic geological landscape of Italy
has provided abundant Earthly inspiration for some of the
greatest cultural, literary and artistic achievements of
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