Circle Network Book Review: Magicians of the Gods - The Forgotten Wisdom of the Earth's Lost Civilisation by Graham Hancock published by Hodder Books £9.99 paperback 592 pages with many colour plates, Author website:
This is the sequel to the International Bestseller 'Fingerprints of the Gods' which excited me, and on account of this, and his other books, I became interested in this British author's work.
All we are taught in schools about our earliest history of agriculture and the building of cities, is based on inaccuracies. This huge tome of deep research and original thinking, focuses on the last ice age, and an asteroid cataclysm, 12,000 years ago, melting ice waters and causing a flood which demolished a highly advanced 'mother culture' civilisation. An asteroid could hit our planet today and cause equal destruction. There is a hypothesis that 2030 will be the date for a prophecised asteroid hit. Many traditions involve stories handed down the generations. There are many parallels throughout the world of similar designs and ideas. Gobekli Pepe in Turkey is an example of this and appears to date from this time. The earliest archaeology there is of finest workmanship, just as the earliest Egyptian pyramids are the largest. Could there be an ancient civilisation of this very early date that had influence and power across the world? The book suggests 'yes'!
Graham Hancock is well know for his work on the Orion Correlation Theory with Robert Bauval who at times is a co-author. This is archaeoastronomy in a similar vein to Erich Von Daniken. Sadly, he is a proponent of illegal psychoactive drugs, which mightbaccount for his highly imaginative and original work and also for the prejudicial views that the established academic world has towards him. I am a devotee and hungry for more!
Also by Graham Hancock
'War Gods - Return of the Plumed Serpent'.
'The Sign and the Seal'
'The Message of the Sphinx'
'Lords of Poverty'
'The Mars Mystery'