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The Antarctic ice mass should be three miles thick by May 5, 2000the date when all the planets will be arrayed in a straight line and some kind of cataclysmic shift of ice to the equator is possible, according to Noone. Postulating that a similar disastrous shift occurred thousands of years ago, the author seeks historical proof, mainly in the mysteries of the Great Pyramid, along with Freemasonry, ancient maps, astronomical temples, the Illuminati and the Knights Templar. Interspersed are several Q & A interviews, whose subjects include Egyptologist Edward Wente, Peter Tompkins (Secrets of the Great Pyramid, G. Patrick Flanagan (Pyramid Power and Tom Valentine (The Great Pyramid. Many of the 200 illustrations (maps, charts, photographs, religious art, Dore engravings) present an intriguing, enigmatic portrait of ancient civilizations. Even skeptical readers will find this an extraordinary compendium of forgotten lore and lost knowledge.
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"5/5/2000 is an extraordinary treasury of knowledge, hard facts, brilliant intuition and formidable research. It has played a unique role in waking a generation up to the deep and abiding mystery of the human past -- and to the uncertainty of our future."
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-- Graham Hancock, Author of Fingerprints of the Gods
"Noone's ground-breaking research is a startling wake-up call to everyone living on earth."
-- Dr. G. Patrick Flanagan, Author Pyramid Power
"Noone not only takes us along on his incredible journey, he does it with gentle humor, even when interviewing those who cannot hear or dare not entertain new ideas and evidence."
-- Elizabeth Hapgood, Author Tidal Wave in Our Time
"Richard Noone's painstaking investigation into the lost technology of the sophisticated builders of the Great Pyramid of Giza helps to unravel the mystery of this geodetic and astronomic wonder, answering questions as to who constructed it, when, how, and why. Noone's research also highlights the continued struggle of scholars against the pitted obscurantism of the local authorities who continue to block research into what must be considered the patrimony not only of Egypt but of humanity."
-- Peter Tompkins, Author Secrets of the Great Pyramid
"Noone has woven a number of unusual and seemingly disparate threads into a single, provocative, scholarly tapestry."
-- John Anthony West, Author Serpent in the Sky
"5/5/2000 is a timeless classic that has nurtured the spirit and imaginations of a whole generation of readers. It is a formidably informative and imaginative work that will leave you spellbound and awestruck with the realization that civilizations are indeed mortal and our foothold on this planet remains only at the pleasure of Mother Nature."
-- Christopher Dunn, Author The Giza Power Plant: Technologies of Ancient Egypt
"An extraordinary compendium of forgotten lore and lost knowledge."
-- Publishers Weekly
"It is my hope that every Mason will find time to read this brilliant new
-- George L. Evoy, 33rd Degree General Secretary Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, Atlanta, GA