Heaven's Mirror

Quest for the Lost Civilization

Author: Graham Hancock,Santha Faiia,Robert Bauval

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780385258944

Category: Archaeoastronomy

Page: 336

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In very different parts of the world, evidence exists of a common legacy--shared by cultures separated by hundreds, sometimes thousands of years. From Mexico to Iceland, Cambodia to Easter Island, China to Egypt, we are finding a common astronomical wisdom handed down from a time before history. The evidence includes diverse examples of megalithic architecture, which incorporate precise and sophisticated geometry and are positioned according to astronomical alignments and symbolism. Heaven's Mirrorhas been written and photographed to offer unique insights into the mystery and meaning of ancient "stellar cities" such as Teotihuacan, Uxmal and Chichen Itza in Mexico, Giza-Heliopolis in Egypt, Angkor Wat in Southeast Asia, and Tiahuanaco in Bolivia.
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Heaven's Mirror

Quest for the Lost Civilization

Author: Graham Hancock,Santha Faiia

Publisher: Michael Joseph

ISBN: 9780718143701

Category: Astronomy, Ancient

Page: 352

View: 8295

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Heaven's Mirror

Quest for the Lost Civilization

Author: Graham Hancock,Santha Faiia

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780140289251

Category: Astronomy, Ancient

Page: 336

View: 1702

On an astounding odyssey of the world's oldest and most sacred sites, from the pyramids of ancient Egypt to the enigmatic statues of Easter Island, from the haunting ruins of South American cities to the beauty of Angkor Wat, Graham Hancock puts forward compelling evidence to show that the cultures we term ancient were in fact the heirs to an older lost civilisation, and the inheritors of it archaic wisdom. Heaven's Mirror re-examines the significance of the precise astronomical patterns of the great ancient sites and asks why monuments, such as those at Giza and Angkor, mirror whole constellations on the ground. It draws inescapable conclusions about the world before known history began, and it reveals the existence of an ancient cult which may hold the secret of immortality. 'A journey through myth and magic that forces us to rethink our conception of the origins of our civilization and our spirituality.' Daily Mail, Top ten books that could change your life
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Fingerprints of the Gods

The Evidence of Earth's Lost Civilization

Author: Graham Hancock

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 0307829057

Category: Science

Page: 592

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The bestselling author of The Sign and the Seal reveals the true origins of civilization. Connecting puzzling clues scattered throughout the world, Hancock discovers compelling evidence of a technologically and culturally advanced civilization that was destroyed and obliterated from human memory. Four 8-page photo inserts.
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The Mars Mystery

The Secret Connection Between Earth and the Red Planet

Author: Graham Hancock

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 0307557790

Category: Science

Page: 368

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An asteroid transformed Mars from a lush planet with rivers and oceans into a bleak and icy hell. Is Earth condemned to the same fate, or can we protect ourselves and our planet from extinction? In his most riveting and revealing book yet, Graham Hancock examines the evidence that the barren Red Planet was once home to a lush environment of flowing rivers, lakes, and oceans. Could Mars have sustained life and civilization? Megaliths found on the parched shores of Cydonia, a former Martian ocean, mirror the geometrical conventions of the pyramids at Egypt's Giza necropolis. Especially startling is a Sphinx-like structure depicting a face with distinguishable diadem, teeth, mouth and an Egyptian-style headdress. Might there be a connection between the structures of Egypt and those of Mars? Why does NASA continue to dismiss these remarkable anomalies as "a trick of light"? Hancock points to the intriguing possibility that ancient Martian civilization is communicating with us through the remarkable structures it left behind. In exploring the possible traces left by the Martian civilization and the cosmic cataclysm that may have ended it, The Mars Mystery is both an illumination of our ancient past and a warning--that we still have time to heed--about our ultimate fate. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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The Sign and the Seal

The Quest for the Lost Ark of the Covenant

Author: Graham Hancock

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 0307829049

Category: Science

Page: 642

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The fact of the Lost Ark of the Covenant is one of the great historical mysteries of all time. To believers, the Ark is the legendary vessel holding the stone tablets of the Ten Commandments. The Bible contains hundreds of references to the Ark's power to level mountains, destroy armies, and lay waste to cities. The Ark itself, however, mysteriously disappears from recorded history sometime after the building of the Temple of Solomon. After ten years of searching through the dusty archives of Europe and the Middle East, as well as braving the real-life dangers of a bloody civil war in Ethiopia, Graham Hancock has succeeded where scores of others have failed. This intrepid journalist has tracked down the true story behind the myths and legends -- revealing where the Ark is today, how it got there, and why it remains hidden. Part fascinating scholarship and part entertaining adventure yarn, tying together some of the most intriguing tales of all time -- from the Knights Templar and Prester John to Parsival and the Holy Grail -- this book will appeal to anyone fascinated by the revelation of hidden truths, the discovery of secret mysteries.
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Underworld

The Mysterious Origins of Civilization

Author: Graham Hancock

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 9780307548566

Category: Social Science

Page: 784

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From Graham Hancock, bestselling author of Fingerprints of the Gods, comes a mesmerizing book that takes us on a captivating underwater voyage to find the ruins of a lost civilization that’s been hidden for thousands of years beneath the world’s oceans. While Graham Hancock is no stranger to stirring up heated controversy among scientific experts, his books and television documentaries have intrigued millions of people around the world and influenced many to rethink their views about the origins of human civilization. Now he returns with an explosive new work of archaeological detection. In Underworld, Hancock continues his remarkable quest underwater, where, according to almost a thousand ancient myths from every part of the globe, the ruins of a lost civilization, obliterated in a universal flood, are to be found. Guided by cutting-edge science and the latest archaeological scholarship, Hancock begins his mission to discover the truth about these myths and examines the mystery at the end of the last Ice Age. As the glaciers melted between 17,000 and 7,000 years ago, sea levels rose and more than 15 million square miles of habitable land were submerged underwater, resulting in a radical change to the Earth’s shape and the conditions in which people could live. Using the latest computer techniques to map the world’s changing coastlines, Hancock finds astonishing correspondences with the ancient flood myths. Filled with thrilling accounts of his own participation in dives off the coast of Japan, as well as in the Mediterranean, the Atlantic, and the Arabian Sea, we watch as Hancock discovers underwater ruins exactly where the myths say they should be—sunken kingdoms that archaeologists never thought existed. Fans of Hancock’s previous adventures will find themselves immersed in Underworld, a provocative book that provides both compelling hard evidence for a fascinating, forgotten episode in human history and a completely new explanation for the origins of civilization as we know it. From the Hardcover edition.
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The Egypt Code

Author: Robert Bauval

Publisher: Red Wheel Weiser

ISBN: 9781934708217

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 336

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Why did the ancients align their monuments so precisely with the stars? What were the practical and symbolic reasons behind these mysterious configurations? From the author of The Orion Mystery, the best-selling book that introduced the revolutionary star-correlation theory about the Giza pyramids, The Egypt Code reveals an amazing Grand Unified Plan behind the legendary temples of upper Egypt. Robert Bauval, one of the world’s most prominent and controversial Egyptologists, completes his groundbreaking investigation of astronomy as related to Egyptian monuments and related religious texts. The Egypt Code revisits the Pyramid Age and the Old Kingdom, proposing a vast sky-ground correlation for the Memphite-Heliopolis region, and presenting the possibility of a grand plan spanning three thousand years of Pharaonic civilization and involving pyramids and major temple sites along the Nile. The central idea of the book is that the cosmic order, which the ancients referred to as "Maat," was comprised of the observable cycles of the sun and stars, in particular the star Sirius, and that the changes that took place due to the precession of the equinoxes and the so-called Sothic Cycle are reflected in the orientation and location of religious sites.
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Magicians of the Gods

The Forgotten Wisdom of Earth’s Lost Civilization

Author: Graham Hancock

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250045924

Category: History

Page: 528

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Originally published: London: Coronet, an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton, an Hachette UK Company, 2015.
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The Message of the Sphinx

A Quest for the Hidden Legacy of Mankind

Author: Graham Hancock,Robert Bauval

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780307557919

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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In this riveting account of historical and archaeological investigation, the authors present hard evidence that the Sphinx, the Pyramids, and the other monuments at Giza are of far more ancient origin than previously believed. Complete with evidence of a conspiracy between the Egyptology establishment and various confidential organizations to keep the secrets of the Pyramids from the world, The Message of the Sphinx is also a modern-day detective story. of photos. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Lords of Poverty

The Power, Prestige, and Corruption of the International Aid Business

Author: Graham Hancock

Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press

ISBN: 9780871134691

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 234

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Takes a critical look at the international business of charity and relief efforts, exposing the bureaucratic inefficiency
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Breaking the Mirror of Heaven

The Conspiracy to Suppress the Voice of Ancient Egypt

Author: Robert Bauval,Ahmed Osman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1591438136

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 384

View: 3227

Exposes the many cycles of monument destruction and cultural suppression in Egypt from antiquity to the present day • Details the vandalism of Egyptian antiquities and suppression of ancient knowledge under foreign rulers who sought to cleanse Egypt of its “pagan” past • Reveals the real reason behind Napoleon’s invasion of Egypt: Freemasonry • Shows how the censorship of nonofficial Egyptology as well as new archaeological discoveries continued under Antiquities Minister Zahi Hawass Called the “Mirror of Heaven” by Hermes-Thoth and regarded as the birthplace of civilization, science, religion, and magic, Egypt has ignited the imagination of all who come in contact with it since ancient times--from Pythagoras and Plato to Alexander the Great and Napoleon to modern Egyptologists the world over. Yet, despite this preeminence in the collective mind, Egypt has suffered considerable destruction over the centuries. Even before the burning of the Great Library at Alexandria, the land of the pharaohs was pillaged by its own people. With the arrival of foreign rulers, both Arabic and European, the destruction and thievery continued along with suppression of ancient knowledge as some rulers sought to cleanse Egypt of its “pagan” past. Exploring the many cycles of destruction and suppression in Egypt as well as moments of salvation, such as the first registered excavations by Auguste Mariette, Robert Bauval and Ahmed Osman investigate the many conquerors of Egypt through the millennia as well as what has happened to famous artifacts such as the Rosetta Stone. They show how Napoleon, through his invasion, wanted to revive ancient Egyptian wisdom and art because of its many connections to Freemasonry. They reveal how the degradation of monuments, theft of relics, and censorship of ancient teachings continue to this day. Exposing recent cover-ups during the tenure of Antiquities Minister Zahi Hawass, they explain how new discoveries at Giza were closed to further research. Clearing cultural and historical distortions, the authors reveal the long-hidden and persecuted voice of ancient Egypt and call for the return of Egypt to its rightful place as “the Mother of Nations” and “the Mirror of Heaven.”
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In Quest of Lost Worlds

Author: Byron Khun de Prorok

Publisher: Adventures Unlimited Press

ISBN: 9780932813565

Category: History

Page: 324

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The reprint of Count Byron de Prorok's classic archaeology/adventure book first published in 1936 by E P Dutton and Co. in New York. In this exciting and well illustrated book, de Prorok takes us into the deep Sahara of forbidden Algeria to the Queen of the Tuaregs and many prehistoric ruins. Then he on to the Siwa Oasis in Egypt and then to Ethiopia. De Prorok continues on to Mexico and the remote jungles of Chiapas to discover a lost Mayan tribe and a lost city and a search for King Solomon's mines in Ethiopia Great reading, history and adventure! Includes: Tin Hinan, Legendary Queen of the Tuaregs; The mysterious A'Haggar Range of southern Algeria, Jupiter, Ammon and Tripolitania; The 'Talking Dune'; The Land of the Garamantes; Mexico and the Poison Trail; Seeking Atlantis Shadowed by the 'Little People' Ancient Pyramids of the Usamasinta and Piedras Negras in Guatemala; In Search of King Solomon's Mines and the Land of Ophir; Ancient Emerald Mines of Ethiopia. Also includes 24 pages of special illustrations of the famous Search For the Tassili Frescoes by Henri Lhote (1959). A visual treat Of a remote area of the world that is even today forbidden to outsider
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Entangled

The Eater of Souls

Author: Graham Hancock

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1459607643

Category: Demonology

Page: 708

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"...Two brave young women living at opposite ends of history are brought together by supernatural forces to do battle with a demon who travels through time. The fate of humanity rests in their hands..."--P. [4] of cover.
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America Before

Author: GRAHAM. HANCOCK

Publisher: Coronet

ISBN: 9781473660571

Category:

Page: 480

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Could shattering secrets about the deep past of humanity await discovery in North America? Until very recently there was almost universal agreement amongst scientists that human beings first entered the Americas from Siberia around 13,000 years ago by walking into Alaska across the Bering landbridge. Thanks to scientific advances, and to archaeological and geological discoveries made in the past five years, we now know that the Americas were populated by humans for tens of thousands of years before the previously accepted date. Deeply puzzling and hitherto unsuspected genetic connections have also emerged - for example linking Native Americans both with Australian Aborigines and with Western Europeans. In the final volume of The Fingerprints of the Gods trilogy he puts the final piece of the jigsaw in place, proving that the great, technically advanced civilization that flourished in Britain, Europe and throughout the world before the last Ice Age was centred in Northern America.
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Black Genesis

The Prehistoric Origins of Ancient Egypt

Author: Robert Bauval,Thomas Brophy

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1591439736

Category: History

Page: 384

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Presents proof that an advanced black African civilization inhabited the Sahara long before Pharaonic Egypt • Reveals black Africa to be at the genesis of ancient civilization and the human story • Examines extensive studies into the lost civilization of the “Star People” by renowned anthropologists, archaeologists, genetic scientists, and cultural historians as well as the authors’ archaeoastronomy and hieroglyphics research • Deciphers the history behind the mysterious Nabta Playa ceremonial area and its stone calendar circle and megaliths Relegated to the realm of archaeological heresy, despite a wealth of hard scientific evidence, the theory that an advanced civilization of black Africans settled in the Sahara long before Pharaonic Egypt existed has been dismissed and even condemned by conventional Egyptologists, archaeologists, and the Egyptian government. Uncovering compelling new evidence, Egyptologist Robert Bauval and astrophysicist Thomas Brophy present the anthropological, climatological, archaeological, geological, and genetic research supporting this hugely debated theory of the black African origin of Egyptian civilization. Building upon extensive studies from the past four decades and their own archaeoastronomical and hieroglyphic research, the authors show how the early black culture known as the Cattle People not only domesticated cattle but also had a sophisticated grasp of astronomy; created plentiful rock art at Gilf Kebir and Gebel Uwainat; had trade routes to the Mediterranean coast, central Africa, and the Sinai; held spiritual and occult ceremonies; and constructed a stone calendar circle and megaliths at the ceremonial site of Nabta Playa reminiscent of Stonehenge, yet much older. Revealing these “Star People” as the true founders of ancient Egyptian civilization, this book completely rewrites the history of world civilization, placing black Africa back in its rightful place at the center of mankind’s origins.
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The Divine Spark

Psychedelics, Consciousness and the Birth of Civilization

Author: Graham Hancock

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 1781805741

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 320

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'I suspect the real breakthroughs in our understanding of consciousness are going to come from an entirely different direction. That direction, controversially, has to do with psychedelics - which, as many of the contributors to The Divine Spark argue, offer spectacular potential for the investigation of the "hard problem" of consciousness.' - Graham Hancock, from the Introduction. In The Divine Spark, bestselling author Graham Hancock brings us a groundbreaking collection of the latest thinking on consciousness and psychedelics. Graham has been writing and speaking about this to audiences worldwide, including a controversial TedX talk on ayahuasca and DMT, which received over 130,000 views on YouTube. Combining the wisdom of leading minds, The Divine Spark illuminates the topic like never before, with a particular focus on the use of psychedelics to open up the realm of the supernatural. The book unveils fresh theories on the relation of psychedelics to domains such as creativity, the survival of life on planet earth, interspecies communication, medicine and drug research, and many more. Contributors include: Mike Alvernia, Russell Brand, David Jay Brown, Paul Devereux, Rick Doblin, Amanda Fielding, Nassim Haramein, Martina Hoffman, Don Lattin, Eduardo Luna, Dennis McKenna, Thad McKraken, Rak Razam, Gabriel Roberts, Thomas B. Roberts, Robert Schoch, Mark Seelig, Rick Strassman and Robert Tindall.
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Talisman

Sacred Cities, Secret Faith

Author: Graham Hancock,Robert Bauval

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 9780140271768

Category: Antiquities

Page: 562

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Talisman is a roller-coaster intellectual journey through the back streets and rat runs of history to uncover the traces in architecture and monuments of a secret religion that has shaped the world. The story takes us from Heliopolis to Luxor, Alexandria, Toulouse, Florence, Rome, Paris, London, Washington DC, New York, and finally to the global pandemonium following 9/11/2001. It is a tale filled with romance and intrigue, heroism and faith, peopled by ancient Egyptian astronomer priests, Christian Gnostics, Hermetic sages, learned Jews, Arab savants, Occitan Counts, Cathar 'perfecti', Knights Templar, Renaissance magi, Rosicrucian 'invisibles', Bavarian Illuminati and Freemasons. An amazing new quest.
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Hamlet's Mill

An Essay on Myth and the Frame of Time

Author: Giorgio De Santillana,Hertha von Dechend

Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher

ISBN: 9780879232153

Category: Philosophy

Page: 505

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Ever since the Greeks coined the language we commonly use for scientific description, mythology and science have developed separately. But what came before the Greeks? What if we could prove that all myths have one common origin in a celestial cosmology? What if the gods, the places they lived, and what they did are but ciphers for celestial activity, a language for the perpetuation of complex astronomical data? Drawing on scientific data, historical and literary sources, the authors argue that our myths are the remains of a preliterate astronomy, an exacting science whose power and accuracy were suppressed and then forgotten by an emergent Greco-Roman world view. This fascinating book throws into doubt the self-congratulatory assumptions of Western science about the unfolding development and transmission of knowledge. This is a truly seminal and original thesis, a book that should be read by anyone interested in science, myth, and the interactions between the two.
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War God

Author: Graham Hancock

Publisher: Coronet

ISBN: 9781444734409

Category: Historical fiction

Page: 551

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A young girl called Tozi stands at the bottom of a pyramid, waiting to be led to the top where her heart will be cut out... Pepillo, a Spanish orphan who serves a sadistic Dominican friar, is aboard the Spanish fleet as it sails towards Mexico... This is the epic story of the clash of two empires, two armies and two gods of war. Five hundred desperate adventurers are about to pit themselves against the most brutal armies of the ancient Americas, armies hundreds of thousands strong. This is a war of gods and men. Dark powers that work behind the scenes of history show their hand as the prophecy of the return of Quetzalcoatl is fulfilled with the arrival of Cortes. The Aztec ruler Moctezuma fights to maintain the demands of the war god Huitzilopochtli for human sacrifice. The Spanish Inquisition is planning an even greater blood-letting. Caught up in the headlong collision between two gods of war are Tozi, Pepillo and the beautiful sex slave Malinal whose hatred of Moctezuma runs so deep she will sell out her own land and people to destroy him.
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