“Well written, comprehensive, represents a tremendous amount of research, and fascinating … To me the most valuable contributions of your book are the descriptions of the archetype in the diverse pre-modern civilizations. You have done your homework, and that alone makes the book of considerable interest and historical value.”
Robert Carmack, PhD
“I’m mightily impressed. Both substance and form of this book qualify it for a firm place in anthropological literature… You write clearly, honestly, straightforwardly. And though in the early pages I was more than a little skeptical, you won me over.”
Philip Beard, PhD
"Its fabulous, . . . well written, well put together, and beautiful."
Andrew Lorand, PhD
"I was astonished by the scope and depth of both your research and your theoretical ideas. I love your writing style. It is clear, concise and uses the English language beautifully. I found your whole thesis extremely intriguing and thought-provoking. It has altered my frame of reference regarding both the historical peroids that you write about, and also regarding the currents that flow through humanity to the present day."
Allen Kalpin, MD
"Provides, for the first time, a simple and powerful key to world mythology."
Michael Witzel, PhD (from the Foreword).
"One cannot go back to Genesis 3 and the tree in the Garden of Eden innocently after this book, as our heads will be filled with a vast range of new images and insights."
Francis X. Clooney, S.J.
Parkman Professor of Divinity and Comparative Theology
Harvard Divinity School
"A thought-provoking and engaging work."
Jaan Puhvel, PhD
Professor Emeritus, Department of Indo-European Studies
University of California, Los Angeles