A - Z  C O M P A S S  O F  L I F E












The Cup of Christ is the Holy Grail, that has never been found, in all searches through the ages.





2001: A Space Odyssey - Stanley Kubrick & Arthur C Clarke

A to Z of movies - Films with related themes

A to Z of Precious gemstones and metals

Afterlife - Ancient Egyptian belief that life continues after death

AI - Artificial Intelligence, usually based on computers

Alethiometer - A magical horological/compass like, instrument, that tells or shows the truth (in fiction) instead of time/direction

Ancient Egypt - Land of the Pharaohs and pyramids

Angelina Jolie - American actress who played Lara Croft

Apostles - A to Z of the 12 followers and preachers of Christian virtues, Catholic Saints

Ark of the Covenant - 

Ark, The - World's largest & most comprehensive digital interactive DNA database, a catalogue of life on earth

Armageddon - Judgment day, the final battle between good and evil

Artists - Comics, covers and posters

Artwork - Graphic novels

Australopithecus -

Baptism - To be Baptized

Ben Hur - 1959 religious epic starring Charlton Heston

Bertrand de Guesclin - French knight 'The Eagle of Brittany' 1320-1380

Bible, Holy - Name of the Christian Scriptures

BioCore™ is a brain implant that is designed to communicate with the CyberCore Genetica™ nano-computer

Bitcoins - Totally unsupported digital money schemes, offering get rich quick gambling

Black Prince, The - Edward Woodstock, Medieval Knight 1330 - 1360

Blood of Christ -

Blue Shield - International organization to protect archaeological artefacts and treasure, from exploitation & smuggling

Book Chapters - Names of the novel divisions

Brains - Human capacity, size and computing power

Bullet Proof - Steven Segal's fortified mansion in Arizona USA is bought and sold

Burials - Ceremonies and means by which humans are returned to the earth from whence they came

Cancer - Medical and social cancers, the potential cures, including clean and healthy living

Captain Henry Morgan - Sugar cane plantation, ghostly apparition Palisadoes Cemetery, Jamaica

Charles Darwin - Author of The Origin of Species

Chivalric Order - Knighthood inspired by Catholic military Crusades

Christians - Believers in Jesus Christ, and generally good people

Christmas - The celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ

Climate Change - The inescapable consequences of avarice

Cloning - Replicating a biologically identical copy of a living thing from a living or dead subject

Compass - A navigation instrument, that points to magnetic north

Computers - Enigma code cracking machine, Colossus, and Alan Turing at Bletchley Park

Conspiracy Theories -

Cradle of Life - Where human life developed from early man to Homo Sapiens

Cradles of Civilization - Ancient Egyptian Nile Valley, Mesopotamia, India, China, Mesoamerica, Peru

CRISPR - A viral delivery mechanism for altering the DNA of a living subject

Crusades, The - Religious wars, Christians Vs Muslims, to secure the Holy Lands (Jerusalem)

Cryptocurrencies - Totally unsupported digital money schemes, offering get rich quick gambling

Cup of Jesus Christ - The cup from which Jesus drank at the Last Supper

CyberCore Genetica™ super nano-computer, and BioCore™ brain implant work together to enhance human abilities

Cyber Wars - Musket Meloni attempts to hack Hal, Dan plants virus in attackers machines, in role reversal

Damnation - The fate of those who wrong others

Dan Brown - Author of the Da Vinci Code

Death - The passing of a biological life form

Disciples - Followers of a faith, especially the teachings of Jesus Christ

Devine Intervention - When a god sees it necessary to pitch in, to change what mankind is doing for the better

DNA - DeoxyriboNucleic Acid, a polymer of two polynucleotide chains that coil to form a double helix

El Cid - Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar - Medieval knight 1043-1099

Elizabeth Swann - An autonomous ship powered by the sun and hydrogen, held to be the world's fastest zero emission vessel

Enigma - A German coding machine used in WWII, cracked by Alan Turing's Bombe computer

Eternal Life - Life everlasting, the hope of many to live longer

Evolution - How life on earth develops and adapts by passing on genetic advantages by natural selection

Excalibur - Mythical, magical sword of King Uther and Arthur Pendragon

Exorcists - The Pope's, Father Amorth 2023 film, Sony Pictures, The Exorcist 

Father - Creator of Life

Films - Featuring these subjects: Da Vinci Code, The Last Crusade

Fossil Fuels - Oil derived gasoline and diesel, coal and gas, cause global warming and respiratory diseases

Galahad, Sir - Knight of King Arthur's Round Table

Guateng Province - Johannesburg, South Africa, the Cradle of Mankind (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

Genetics - The study of the codes of life, with a view to understanding and modification

Genome - The decoding of DNA strands, most especially relating to humans

George Lucas - Indiana Jones

Glossary - Explanation of subject matter and abbreviations

Godfrey of Bouillon - (The Swan) 1060-1100 First Crusades

Gods - Isis, Jehovah, Ra, Acts of God

Gold Reserves Top Ten - China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Nazi, Netherlands, Russia, Switzerland, USA

Golden Compass - A guide to a life that points to a pure path for those worthy of the reading

HAL - The onboard integrated AI computer system that guards the Elizabeth Swann, loyal to John Storm

Harrison Ford - American actor who played Indiana Jones, brilliant casting

Holy Ghost or Spirit - Trinity, God the father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit

Holy Grail - King Arthur's religious Crusades

Homo Erectus - The upright bipedal ape

Homo Habilis - The handy man, tool user

Homo Heidelbergensis - German Man

Homo Sapiens - An advanced species of hominid, modern man

Humans - The only intelligent life form on earth at present

IMF - International Monetary Fund

Indiana Jones - The Last Crusade

Innerspace - The opposite of outer space, the underwater subsea kingdom that is largely unexplored

Jeep Cherokee 4x4 off road truck - John Storm's classic zero emission hybrid conversion

Jesus Christ - In the Christian religion, the son of God, on earth

John Storm - Obsessive DNA collector, amateur anthropologist and Captain of the Elizabeth Swann

Joseph of Arimathea - A secret disciple who arranged for the burial of Jesus Christ after the Crucifixion

Jungle Cruise - Film from 2021, quest for life eternal, Dwayne Johnson & Emily Blunt

Kanis Rex - Homo Sapiens Superior - Genetically modified humans, the next stage in evolution

King Arthur Pendragon - Legend of the Knights of the Round table, quest for the Holy Grail

Knights Templar - Soldiers of Christ, Order of Solomon's Temple, Catholic military

Kitty-Katie - The ship's fishing cat and mouse catcher

Knowledge - Information gained of the world we inhabit, in a vast Universe

Lancelot, Sir - Knight of King Arthur's the Round Table (also the name of green laser system on E. Swann)

Lara Croft, Tomb Raider - Illuminati & The Triangle 2001, Cradle of Life 2003, Queen Himiko Life & Death 2018

Leonardo Da Vinci - An exceptionally gifted artist and conceptual engineer

Life - The period from being born to dying

Mary Magdalene - Thought to have been the wife of Jesus Christ

Medicine Man - A film about the search for a cancer cure starring Sean Connery & Lorraine Bracco, director John Mc Tiernan

Merlin - The magically accurate targeting system for the Swann's 'Excalibur' and 'Pendragon' self-defence weapons.

Money - A source for good and evil

Monty Python and the Holy Grail - British comedy film from 1975

Moses - Let my people go

Musket Meloni - The richest man on planet earth

Navigation Instrument - A magnetic needle that points to the North Pole in a protective casing

Nazi Gold - Treasure hunters seeking Third Reich hidden horde

Neanderthal Man - An extinct cousin, subsumed into Homo Sapiens

Nobel Prize - John Storm is awarded this accolade for his work on advancing human knowledge of DNA

Olduvai Gorge - The geographical location where intelligence was born, the cradle of life: Tanzania (UN World Heritage Site)

Paleo Anthropology - The anthropological study of man's development

Pink (Red) Growth - The spread of cannibalism, as food shortages force the eating of human flesh to survive

Pirates of the Caribbean - Compass that points to what you want most

Planet of the Apes - 1968 film with Charlton Heston

Pope Peter Benedict, Bishop of Rome - Suffering from advanced cancer, Vatican petitions John Storm

Pope, The - Pontiff Benedict XVI is the 265th Bishop of Rome

Population, World  - The number of humans on planet earth, now over 8 billion

Power - Corruption from abuses

Primates A to Z - Evolutionary anthropological taxonomy of apes

Priory of Sion - Guardians of Christ's sacred bloodline (In fiction)

Procreation - A means to regenerate life, over population 8 billion heading to 9 billion humans

Queen Guinevere - Wife of King Arthur (in legend) lover of Sir Lancelot

Quest - For knowledge

Reincarnation - Coming back from the dead

Religions - The many different and varied beliefs of people all over the world

Replicants - A reincarnation of a former human, using an advanced cloning technique

Resurrection - Rising from the dean, a kind of reincarnation

Richard I the Lionhearted - King of England famous for Crusades 1157-1199

Richest & Most Powerful - People on the planet

Robert Guiscard - 'The Crafty' Norman medieval knight 1015-1085

Roman Catholics

Saints - Humans that did good deeds

Salvage Claims - Bogus court case, Hague international court of justice

Salvage, Marine - Odyssey Florida, Court Case 2011, Spain: Nuestra Senora de las Mercedes, Spanish frigate

Sarcophagus - A casket, or coffin used to intern humans

Screenplay - Acts of the John Storm adventure

Scripts - A document that sets out the making of a film

Sir Henry Percy (Hostpur) - English noble knight 1364-1403

Sir James 'Black' Douglas - Scottish 'good' knight (Robert Bruce) 1286-1330

Sir William Marshal - The tournament master (greatest knight that even lived) 1146-1219

Sir William Wallace - Braveheart, Scottish knight - hung, drawn and quartered by English King 1270-1305

Solar Cola™ and Solar Tonic™ - Magical life giving, fortified energy drinks John Storm is partial to when he is parched

Supper, The Last - Jesus Christ and his disciples eating their last meal together

Survival Of The Richest - Bunkers for the tech billionaires

Tanzania - South-East Africa

The Ark - World's largest DNA base

The Cradle of Life -

The Da Vinci Code - Film adaptation of Dan Brown's novel, starring Tom Hanks

The Fly - 1986 horror movie where Jeff Goldblum's DNA mutates into an insect

The Golden Compass - A children's fantasy film starring Dakota Blue Richards, Nicole Kidman & Daniel Craig

Tiber, River - Rome, Italy

Total Recall - 1990 science fiction film starring Arnold Schwazenegger & Rachel Ticotin, Carolco TriStar pictures

Trademarks - Elizabeth Swann ES, John Storm JS, Kulo Luna, Solar Cola

Treasure Hunters - Lost Nazi gold

Trillionaires - Wealth taxes for failures to invest ecologically

Uncharted - Film from 2022, starring Tom Holland and Mark Whalberg

Upanishads - Hindu scriptures in Sanskrit

Vatican - The City, St Peter's Palace, Roman Catholic Church, Holy See home to the Pope

Water - Support for all life on Earth

Wealth - The root of all evil

World Gold Council - Market development organization for mining companies, jewellery retailers, shares


Xmas - A abbreviation of Christmas

Yoga -









Pope Peter-Benedict summons John Storm to the Vatican.





A golden compass, the alethiometer in the film of the same name












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