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 Antarctica 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 Antarctica in AD 1818. Graham Hancock ends his book with more information and theories about the reason Antarctica may have shifted about 2,000 miles south of its original location, believed to be a subtropical climate, similar to that of the Mediterranean. Antarctica 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 its behavior on a global scale.
This book is written in such a way that even if it is the first time you have come across his type of alternative information, it fills you in on all that has come before. It's sometimes difficult to read because throughout the book Icke continues to challenge the very foundation of your belief systems. It's not hard to see once your eyes are opened, and the author opens your eyes to the possibilities; you only need to recognize that nothing is as it seems.
If you are very adamant about what you think you know then don't waste your time. However, if you are willing to explore new possibilities and you can see through the BS that the world has crammed down your throat, then you will enjoy this very much. This book is for the free thinker.
This book deals with a controversial topic, alternative human history, or rather the dark side of human history that has been hidden from the average person's world view. This is arguably one of the most fascinating fields of study, rivaled only by parapsychology.
Unfortunately, it is very difficult to find reliable sources on this subject, as many of them are based on 'channeled' information or baseless conjecture.
In The Gods of Eden, William Bramley backs up all of his arguments with reliable sources. Furthermore, his research is not tainted by personal attachment to any particular belief system. He does an excellent job of bringing many neglected and obscured topics to light, some of which will permanently change the way you view the world, its governments, and especially religion.
William Bramley is a historian in his own right. His work essentially follows a certain mystery cult throughout history, from ancient times to the present day, identifying its branches through their common symbols. He further explains the power that this group holds and its enormous influence throughout history on society and religion.
The Gods of Eden s a very solid primer on alternative human history, which will open up many doors of further research for the inclined reader. It also has the potential of liberating the average intelligent and open-minded individual, from the relentless clutches of our deceptively common paradigm.