The Trinity is a well-known part of Christian doctrine, referring to the Father, Son , and Holy Spirit. But as Marie Jones and Larry Flaxman researched a previous book about numbers, math, and creation (11:11 The Time Prompt Phenomenon), they noticed a much larger cultural connection to the Trinity in various guises. In the course of unveiling worldwide sacred and pragmatic triads, “…everything led us to believe that the Trinity was not what the churches said it was….this Holy Trinity… was not indigenous to any one religion, but to all religions….”
The Trinity Secret is the result of the authors’ deeper investigation into this intriguing and basic foundation of innumerable belief systems and lifestyles. The book provides a brief history of the Christian connection to bring readers up to speed, including what appears to be the birth of a triadic god. Throughout the Old Testament, the authors point out, God is always one; not until the third century C.E. did the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit appear in concept as a single “essence.”
Meanwhile the Sacred Triad was already firmly incorporated in belief systems throughout the world. Native American shamans travel through three worlds; Sumerian myths speak of Anu-Bel-Ea, a father god in triple guise; Norse mythology gives us three giant races, three creators, three fate goddesses, to name only a few.
In fact, Holy Triads turn up in practically every spiritual fold and spill over into the mundane as everyday wisdom and culture: healthy, wealthy, wise; hook, line, sinker; three little pigs; Larry, Curly, Moe.
As always, Jones and Flaxman have gone far beyond the obvious to present a plethora of possibilities that readers are welcome to interpret in their own fashion. With clarity and objectivity, The Trinity Secret lays out enough background information to keep us pondering and puzzling over the importance of trinities in every culture and time.
Thorough research combined with a fun and friendly writing style make The Trinity Secret an absorbing and eloquent work for readers. The attention to detail extends beyond the writing, as well – a pleasing cover and interior design along with well-edited text speak volumes about the support of the publisher for this work.
Marie Jones and Larry Flaxman have a solid track record for collaborative success, and The Trinity Secret is likely to keep their momentum barreling forward.