Graham Hancock, a reporter for the Economist and Sunday London Times, has done what many of us only dream about – he visited the ruins of many ancient cultures from around the globe and came up with some startling findings and theories. His journeys included: Machu Picchu in Peru, the Mayan ruins of Central America and Mexico, the Aztec ruins near Mexico City, the city of Teotihuacan, and the Egyptian ruins of Giza, the Pyramids, Heliopolis, Saqqara and Abydos.
He begins the book with a chapter introducing us to an ancient map of Antartica made in AD 1513. It is called the Piri Reis map drawn up in Constantinople. It is an enigma because the 'modern' world only "recently" discovered Antartica in AD 1818. Graham Hancock ends his book with more information and theories about the reason Antartica may have shifted about 2,000 miles south of its original location, believed to be a subtropical climate, similar to that of the Meditarranean. Antartica is believed to have been situated about 30 degrees north of its present position on the planet. The explanation for its movement is based on an idea endorsed by Albert Einstein, who wrote of it in 1953 before the scientific community had formulated the continental drift theory and the earth-crust shift theory. Graham Hancock provides numerous references from science and archeology to support his theories and conclusions.
He manages to connect catastrophic global events of the past, which scientists agree occurred about 10,500 years B.C., to the ancient monuments and ruins that are still standing. There are predictions that similar catastrophic events may again occur … unless mankind changes their behavior on a global scale.
Merlin Stone – When God Was A Woman
When Gods Was A Woman outlines the historical events and political attitudes that led to the writing of the Judeo-Christian myth of the Fall, the loss of Paradise and, most important, why the blame for that loss was atrributed to the woman Eve and -according to Judeo-Christian belief - every woman since.
Very few people today are aware of the archeological, mythological en […]
John Lamb Nash – Not In His Image
Review by Stanislav Grof, M.D.
John Lamb Nash's Not In His Image is a rare achievement, combining impeccable scholarship with remarkable visionary insight. In a breathtaking tour de force, the author provides a profound analysis of the history of Judaism, Christianity, Islam and their connections to the patriarchal system. He identifies the deep roots of the intrinsic […]
Israel Shahak – Jewish History, Jewish Religion
Israel Shahak is an Israeli Jew whose family lived for generations in a Jewish ghetto in Poland. Prof. Shahak survived the Holocaust and elected to settle in Israel where he lived out his life. Prof. Shahak, together with historian Ilan Pappe ("The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine") and prof. Shlomo Sand ("The Invention of the Jewish People") are smart, […]
William Bramley – The Gods Of Eden
Created on Tuesday, 24 March 2009 21:21
This book deals with a controversial topic, alternative human history, or rather the dark side of human history occulted from the average person's world view. This is arguably one of the most fascinating fields of study, rivalled only by parapsychology.
Unfortunately, it is very difficult to find reliable sources […]
Riddles in Stone – The Secret Architecture of Washington DC
Created on Wednesday, 25 March 2009 19:55
Riddles In Stone: The Secret Architecture of Washington, D.C. explores the fascinating history behind the origins and focus of the USA. How was the precise location of Washington D.C. determined? What is the meaning of the seemingly countless occult images in the nation's capitol? The interviewees in this documentary […]
John Anthony West – Serpent In The Sky: The High Wisdom Of Ancient Egypt
Created on Friday, 26 July 2013 06:46
John Anthony West has done the world an enormous service with this bold, well written and engaging book. He extends the work of Alsatian philospher and mathematician, R.A, Schwaller de Lubicz, making it not only comprehensible to the lay reader, but also one of the most plausible explanations for the grandeur and magnificance of ancient […]