Ancestors of Gods
An Early American habitation
site is discovered in the foothills southwest of Denver. Excavation at
the cavern is supervised by Lisa Trayer, an archaeologist with the
Colorado Museum of Natural History. In an effort to secure funding for
the project, Lisa agrees to a partnership with the Chapleton Institute,
a religious fundamentalist organization that seeks to merge science and
religion. ANCESTORS OF GODS describes the science-religion conflict that
builds between Lisa and Fred Walcott, the representative of the
Chapleton Institute, as work on the archaeological site proceeds.
The conflict receives an
ironic twist when Lisa and Fred are trapped inside the cavern when the
back of a passageway collapses. As the air runs out and they lose
consciousness, both experience separate spiritual journeys. While Lisa’s
near-death-experience (NDE) is a vision of what life was probably like
13,000 years ago, Fred has a more typical NDE in which he goes to heaven
and learns valuable lessons from the heavenly ‘Beings of Light’.
ANCESTORS OF GODS combines current scientific discoveries and
intelligent design theories with interesting characters who reflect
diverging views of man and his spiritual nature.
In the early
1900s, Dick Campbell acquired the Hidden Treasure, a previously mined
gold mine near Silverton, Colorado. Although previous miners believed
that they had mined all the gold that was present, Dick was convinced
there was more gold to be found. Dick encountered both human and natural
challenges: claim jumpers, an avalanche, being trapped underground, and
a mine flood. At the age of 78, he finally found his rich vein of gold
but mysteriously died before he could tell anyone.
Thirty years later, Dick’s grandson, Kevin McNair, a geology professor,
inherits the mine. With the help of graduate student Sara Wakefield,
Kevin renews the search for the gold his grandfather believed was there.
Unknown to Kevin, he has drawn the attention of two brothers who decide
to kill him to protect a secret. Campbell’s Gold will keep you
reading to solve the mysteries of Dick’s death and the elusive gold.