Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Eileen Gardiner on History Channel

Eileen Gardiner will be appearing on the History Channel’s two-hour documentary, “Gates of Hell.” It premiers Tuesday, August 17, at 8:00 PM. Dr. Gardiner will be discussing St. Patrick’s Purgatory on Lough Derg, Ireland. Her related book, The Pilgrim’s Way to St. Patrick’s Purgatory, has just been published by Italica Press.
“Gates of Hell” explores six places across the globe believed to be actual entrances into Hell. They include a volcano in Iceland, a cave in the jungles of Central America, a lake of fire in Africa, Lago Averno outside Naples, a pagan sacred site in Greece, and St. Patrick’s Purgatory in Ireland. According to ancient myth and legend, each one is a passage to the infernal otherworld. Even today, some believe they are still portals. They share striking similarities. The History Channel visits these locations, and along the way, reveals how the concept of Hell emerged in history and why it still evokes such fascination today.

Please tune in!