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    Supernatural: Meetings with the Ancient Teachers of Mankind (CD-Audio) By (author) Graham Hancock, Read by Professor Christopher Lane

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    DescriptionLess than fifty thousand years ago mankind had no art, no religion, no sophisticated symbolism, no innovative thinking. Then, in a dramatic and electrifying change, described by scientists as "the greatest riddle in human history," all the skills and qualities that we value most highly in ourselves appeared already fully formed, as though bestowed on us by hidden powers. In "Supernatural" Graham Hancock sets out to investigate this mysterious "before-and-after moment" and to discover the truth about the influences that gave birth to the modern human mind. His quest takes him on a detective journey from the stunningly beautiful painted caves of prehistoric France, Spain, and Italy to rock shelters in the mountains of South Africa, where he finds extraordinary Stone Age art. He uncovers clues that lead him to the depths of the Amazon rainforest to drink the powerful hallucinogen Ayahuasca with shamans, whose paintings contain images of "supernatural beings" identical to the animal-human hybrids depicted in prehistoric caves. Hallucinogens such as mescaline also produce visionary encounters with exactly the same beings. Scientists at the cutting edge of consciousness research have begun to consider the possibility that such hallucinations may be real perceptions of other "dimensions." Could the "supernaturals" first depicted in the painted caves be the ancient teachers of mankind? Could it be that human evolution is not just the "meaningless" process that Darwin identified, but something more purposive and intelligent that we have barely begun to understand?


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    Title
    Supernatural
    Subtitle
    Meetings with the Ancient Teachers of Mankind
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Graham Hancock, Read by Professor Christopher Lane
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 165 mm
    Thickness: 29 mm
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781491534335
    ISBN 10: 1491534338
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.6
    Abridged Dewey: 291
    B&T General Subject: 690
    BIC subject category V2: HRLK
    Libri: I-JI
    Ingram Subject Code: JI
    LC classification: BL
    BIC subject category V2: JNFR
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET140
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/MULTI
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 57240
    BISAC V2.8: EDU020000, REL062000
    Thema V1.0: JNF, QRVK
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    BRILLIANCE AUDIO
    Imprint name
    BRILLIANCE AUDIO
    Publication date
    07 October 2014