The truth is revealed here, in the only book that tells the story of a very ancient worldwide priesthood. Its mission: to preserve the group's secret knowledge for the good of humanity...and control the development of the world. The first edition of "The Shining Ones" sold more than 45,000 copies in the UK alone, and three-quarters of this revised version is entirely new material. The "Shining Ones" belonged to an advanced culture that kept its wisdom alive through mythology and legend, and by embedding it in art, architecture, and literature (including the Bible). Authors Philip Gardiner and Gary Osborn, who spent years researching this secret society, have uncovered its influence in every major religion with roots in the ancient world--as well as in science, mysticism, philosophy, and politics.Gardiner, Philip is the author of 'Shining Ones The World's Most Powerful Secret Society Revealed' with ISBN 9781842931653 and ISBN 1842931652.