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Lost Knowledge of the Ancients : A Graham Hancock Reader

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A revolution of thought is under way in our world, fostered by decades of research and well-documented evidence by alternative theory pioneers such as Graham Hancock, John Anthony West, Robert Bauval, and Robert Schoch. These provocative, cutting-edge scholars now represent a direct challenge to the academic establishment as the paradigms of science and history shift and their ideas gain acceptance. Representing the latest, often controversial findings in scientific and historical research, this anthology of essays commissioned by Graham Hancock, bestselling author of Fingerprints of the Gods, covers the forefront in alternative theories on history, the origins of civilization, technology, and consciousness with topics ranging from quantum philosophy and paranormal phenomena to the ancient use of electromagnetism, the effect of cosmic rays on human evolution, and NASA's cover-up of ancient Martian civilizations. Recognizing that many recent discoveries are actually rediscoveries of lost knowledge from past civilizations, these authors seek to understand where, within the bigger picture of human knowledge, our present time fits into the cycle of human existence.

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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 20.32mm | 362.87g
  • Inner Traditions Bear and Company
  • Bear & Company
  • Rochester, United States
  • English
  • Original ed.
  • 50 b&w illustrations
  • 1591431174
  • 9781591431176
  • 129,316

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"Altogether, the reflections of these frontier investigators provide a big-picture perspective on the cycle of human existence which challenges orthodox knowledge. If you've not read their works before, this anthology is an ideal place to start." Nexus Magazine, Vol. 17, No.8, October 2010 "Fascinating! That's how I found the theories in Lost Knowledge of the Ancients." Irene Watson, Reader Views, October 2010 "The face of archaeology has been irrevocably changed ... This volume brings together a series of essays which explores many aspects of this new domain with papers covering diverse..." Living Traditions Magazine, January 2011 "This incredible anthology introduces the revolutionary work of cutting-edge researchers who are currently defining a new view of not only the high level of science and technology in the remote past but also the relationship of humanity to cosmic cycles over vast expanses of time. Lost Knowledge of the Ancients may hold the key to our future." Robert M. Schoch, Ph.D., author of Voyages of the Pyramid Builders and Pyramid Quest "These accounts of 'lost' or anomalous knowledge are building blocks of an alternative universe, and, taken altogether, they reveal something of the deep structure of this alternative universe. They also show that this universe made up of anomalies may be more real than the everyday, commonsensical one!" Mark Booth, author of The Secret History of the World

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ANCIENT MYSTERIES / NEW AGE "This incredible anthology introduces the revolutionary work of cutting-edge researchers who are currently defining a new view of not only the high level of science and technology in the remote past but also the relationship of humanity to cosmic cycles over vast expanses of time. Lost Knowledge of the Ancients may hold the key to our future." --Robert M. Schoch, Ph.D., author of Voyages of the Pyramid Builders and Pyramid Quest A revolution of thought is under way in our world, fostered by decades of research and well-documented evidence by alternative theory pioneers such as Graham Hancock, John Anthony West, Robert Bauval, and Robert Schoch. These provocative, cutting-edge scholars now represent a direct challenge to the academic establishment as the paradigms of science and history shift and their ideas gain acceptance. Representing the latest, often controversial findings in scientific and historical research, this anthology of essays commissioned by Graham Hancock, bestselling author of Fingerprints of the Gods, covers the forefront of alternative theories on history, the origins of civilization, technology, and consciousness with topics ranging from quantum philosophy and paranormal phenomena to the ancient use of electromagnetism, the effect of cosmic rays on human evolution, and NASA's cover-up of ancient Martian civilizations. Recognizing that many recent discoveries are actually rediscoveries of lost knowledge from past civilizations, these authors seek to understand where, within the bigger picture of human knowledge, our present time fits into the cycle of human existence. Glenn Kreisberg, editor of the Author of the Month page at GrahamHancock.com, is a radio frequency engineer, writer, researcher, and licensed outdoor guide and currently serves as the vice president of the New England Antiquities Research Association. The author of numerous articles and papers, including Lithic Mysteries of the Northeast, he is the founder and editor of the alternative science and history website ASHnews.org. He lives in Woodstock, New York, with his wife and two children.

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About Glenn Kreisberg

Glenn Kreisberg, editor of the Author of the Month page at GrahamHancock.com, is a radio frequency engineer, writer, researcher, and licensed outdoor guide and currently serves as the vice president of the New England Antiquities Research Association. The author of numerous articles and papers, including Lithic Mysteries of the Northeast, he is the founder and editor of the alternative science and history website ASHnews.org. He lives in Woodstock, New York, with his wife and two children.

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Table of contents

Acknowledgments Introduction On the Search for Lost Knowledge Glenn Kreisberg ONE Thoughts on Parapsychology and Paranormal Phenomena Has Conventional Science Missed Something Profound? Robert M. Schoch, Ph.D. TWO Quantum Philosophy and the Ancient Mystery School Today's New Science Philosophy--Old or New? Edward F. Malkowski THREE The Egypt Code Is the Key to Egypt's Past Reflected in the Stars above Giza? Robert Bauval FOUR Alternative History and Esoteric Philosophy Two Portals into the Same World? Mark Booth FIVE An Open Letter to the Editors of Archaeology Taking Traditionalists to Task John Anthony West SIX Dark Mission The Secret History of NASA Richard C. Hoagland SEVEN History and Celestial Time Does Precession Cause the Rise and Fall of Civilization? Walter Cruttenden EIGHT The Orion Key Unlocking the Mystery of Giza Scott Creighton NINE The Cygnus Mystery Have Cosmic Rays Affected Human Evolution? Andrew Collins TEN Electromagnetism and the Ancients Did Ancient Humans Have Knowledge of the Electromagnetic Spectrum? Glenn Kreisberg ELEVEN The Gulf of Khambhat Does the Cradle of Ancient Civilization Lie off the Coast of India? S. Badrinaryan TWELVE The Orion Zone Ancient Star Cities of the American Southwest Gary A. David THIRTEEN On the Possibility of Instantaneous Shifts of the Poles Has It Occurred during Human Existence? Flavio Barbiero FOURTEEN Mysterious Strangers New Findings about the First Americans Graham Hancock Selected Bibliography Contributors

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