From Atlantis To The Sphinx

From Atlantis To The Sphinx : Recovering the Lost Wisdom of the Ancient World

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Inspired by the revelation that the Sphinx had been weathered by water and not by wind-blown sand and was, therefore, thousands of years older than the oldest civilisation known to man, Colin Wilson sets out to explore the remote depths of history. The compelling argument of this bestselling book is that, thousands of years before Ancient Egypt and Greece held sway, there was a great civilisation whose ships travelled the world and who possessed some knowledge system that offered a unified view of the universe, alien to modern man. In this fascinating exploration of the world at a time when, according to Plato, the 'lost civilisation' of Atlantis was destroyed, the author makes a ground-breaking attempt to understand how these long-forgotten peoples thought, felt and communicated on a universal more

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  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 110 x 170 x 28mm | 240.41g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New ed.
  • 1x8 b/w illustration section
  • 0753511398
  • 9780753511398
  • 233,374

About Colin Wilson

Colin Wilson's first book The Outsider became an instant literary sensation when it was first published in the fifties. Now author of over fifty books on subjects ranging from mysticism to criminology, he is a renowned authority on the paranormal and has also written numerous articles and plays and contributed to several newspapers and more

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In 1991 a Boston professor of geology made a shocking announcement - the Sphinx had been weathered by water, and not wind-blown sand as previously thought. This would make it thousands of years older than the oldest civilisation known to man. Subsequent research showed that it could have been built as early as 10,500 BC, by survivors of a great catastrophe which occurred around the time when, according to Plato, the 'lost civilisation' of Atlantis was destroyed. In this revised and updated edition of his groundbreaking book, bestselling author Colin Wilson argues that civilisation is likely to be far older than we have always believed. Thousands of years before the reign of ancient Egypt and Greece, a great civilisation existed. What's more, these 'old ones' possessed a sophisticated knowledge system that offered them a unified view of the universe. It was this knowledge - alien to modern man - that enabled them to move stones weighing a thousand tons. From Atlantis to the Sphinx is a fascinating exploration of the remote depths of history and a compelling attempt to understand these long forgotten more

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