The book has been extensively revised and enhanced. This edition of the book contains more than twice the content of the previous volume. Much of the commentary has been diligently refined pursuant to greater clarity. We have also added a great deal of information relevant to religious esotericism and mythology that was not included in the previous volumes. The purpose of this book is to serve as a primer for those entering into the arena of Secular Theological Research; and what is Secular Theological Research – it is research based on reason and facts, governed by scientific methods of investigation, and not influenced by popular opinions or favored dogmas. Secular Theologists are not guided by faith in any particular creed, but rather follow paths charted by reason and pragmatism. They are investigators first and believers or nonbelievers second, depending on the prevailing winds of reasonable evidences or lack thereof. Secular Theologists do not accept the concepts of so-called godly revelations, or sacred scriptures to do so would be tantamount to exempting said sacred scriptures from our critical examinations, because such documents (scriptures) would be deemed inviolable by reason of their so-called sacred sources; therefore the word sacred does not exist in the working vocabulary of Secular Theologists. All scriptures from all religions are viewed with equal skepticism, and are judged worthy or unworthy solely as dictated by the yardsticks of truth; and truth, as you know, tends to be reasonable, logical, plausible, and oftentimes verifiable when researched. This book contains all the information that was listed in the previous volume, plus much more, as I have indicated above. The interconnections between religion and mythology are explored extensively; also the various cultural and earthly environmental affects that influenced mankind s attitudes or conceptions of god are examined.