A Gift for a Gift – Messiahs

MESSIAHS
Visions and Predictions of the Second Coming

(Element Books 1999)

Book Review

As the third millennium begins, thousands of Christians wait expectantly for the Second Coming of their messiah; but Christians are not alone. All world religions teach about the advent of a messianic figure, a savior of humankind, who will be preceded by a time of disaster and tribulation. According to many, that time is now. But, as John Hogue claims, we are in danger of misinterpreting the signs.

Prophets, popes, saints, and sinners continue to inspire and intrigue this internationally acclaimed author. In Messiahs, Hogue goes further than ever before to deconstruct established religious beliefs.

Messiahs examines and questions the many messages and messengers from every tradition in an extraordinarily fresh and insightful way. Hogue aims to turn your perception of messiahs upside down using a thought-provoking interface of text, prophecies, and cutting-edge illustrations. Messiahs is specifically designed as an evocative fusion of words and images to celebrate the apocalypse. But, as John Hogue asks: ìAre we being programmed to miss the messiah again?

IN THIS CONTROVERSIAL NO-HOLDS-BARRED EXPLORATION OF MESSIANIC MYTHS JOHN HOGUE EXAMINES:

The Second Coming Syndrome
The Messiahs Gallery
Signs of the End Times
Counterfeit Christs
Propheganda: Programming humanity to believe in the End Times
Armageddonomics: Programming humanity to make the End Times happen
The Unbearable Lightness of Being Ordinary
The Great Paradox
The Apocalypse of the Awakened Ones
Seers’ Encyclopedia

Characteristically weaving witticisms with frank discussion, Hogue provocatively sets out to rouse us from the religious dreamscape of our spiritual slumber.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

FOREWORD:
Going Beyond Sibylline Rivalry and Pulpit Fiction

INTRODUCTION:

The Call of the Messiahs
A Note to the Reader

A Key to the Prophecy Source Abbreviations

PART ONE:
The Second Coming Syndrome

Introduction

THE MESSIAHS GALLERY

Immanuel, The Messiah
Jesus Christ, the Messiah of the Gentiles
Balder, the Viking Redeemer
The Maori Messiah
The Sinful Messiah
Jesus Christ, the Mormon Messiah
The Pale-Faced Prophet
Pahana, the Hopi Messiah
Quetzalcoatl, the Meso-American Savior
The Eskimo Messiah
The Iroquois Messiah
The Great Plains Messiah
The Ghost Dancers’ Messiah
The King of Shambhala, the Himalayan Avatar
The White Burkhan
Saoshyant, the Second Coming of Zoroaster
Muntazar, the Final Prophet of Sunni Islam
The Twelfth Imam, the Last Prophet of Shi-ite Islam
Khidr, the Sufi Final Lawgiver
Osiris, the Egyptian Savior
The Aeon, the Occult Messiah
The Return of Krishna
Kalki, the Last Avatar of Hinduism
Maitreya the Buddha
Amida Buddha
The Japanese Messiah
The Spiritual King, the Indonesian Messiah
The Nazi Messiah
Ruth Montgomery’s New Age Messiah
The Idiotic Messiahs

SIGNS OF THE END TIMES

The Kali Yuga: Age of Iron and Chaos
Holy Mothers to the Rescue
The Forerunners
The Final Signs

COUNTERFEIT CHRISTS

The Antichrist Is a Nerd
Christ, the False Prophet of the Christians
Immanuel, the False Prophet of the Jews
Who Is Imitating Immanuel?
Righteous Wrongs

THE ADVENT

Salvation Rides a White Horse
The Man from the East
Maitreya the Transmigrant
Saviors for the Birds Coming from the Clouds
A Wish List of Woes before “He” Returns

FROM PROPHEGANDA TO ARMAGEDDONOMICS

Brainwashed to Make Doomsday Happen
His Terrible, Bold, Swift Sword

THE GREAT ESCAPE

Saved by a UFO
Destination: The Pearly Gates or Heaven’s Gate?
Castles in the Clouds
Saved from Myself

THE 1,000-YEAR REICH OF THE SAVIOR

A New Heaven, a New Earth, a New World Order
The Dictatorship of the Forgiven
Sing Praises Forever, or Else…

A THIEF IN THE NIGHT

Messiahs Missed
Dangerous Beings:
New Eyes and New Ears

PART TWO:
The Apocalypse of the Awakened Ones

Introduction

NOAH’S ARK OF CONSCIOUSNESS

The Coming Mind Broil
Sh-t Happens to Sleepwalkers
Samsara’s Tornado
Safe Is the Center of the Cyclone

THE UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS OF BEING ORDINARY

The Man Behind the God-Man Myth
I-diocy the Empty Sky?
The Path of Trust
Many Candles – One Flame

THE BUDDHAFIELD

Escaping the Misery-field
The Coming of the Transpersonal Messiah
The Great Paradox

EPILOGUE:

Childhood’s End
Seers’ Encyclopedia
Selected Bibliography

Index
Acknowledgments

A GIFT FOR A GIFT
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2 Comments

  1. Yositoy
    Posted 20 March 2013 at 3:09 am | Permalink

    “The Dictatorship of the Forgiven”

    Beware those who would use this kind of terminology. “Slaves to Goodness” is another example. The righteous are not tyrannical. God is not a fascist. Only the evil ones would call the victorious God a dictator for not allowing evil to reign.

    HOGUE
    Spoken like a true religious fascist. Fascists loved to use hail “victory” (Sieg Heil) in German or Mussolini’s term “La Victoria!” in his regime. We can all thank Mussolini for without him the modern Vatican State would never have been born through the Lateran Treaty of 1929. Everyone hail Mussolini, hail victory unto God! Sieg Heil Gott!

  2. Mary
    Posted 13 July 2011 at 3:25 pm | Permalink

    I just got a copy of Messiahs from the library and can’t wait to read it! :)

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