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“Schoch’s well-founded conclusion is that mankind’s past on this planet is not only much older than what conventional historians have been teaching, but, as Paul LaViolette has demonstrated, we have gone through cycles of destruction and renewal corresponding to periods in and between coronal mass ejections (CME’s) and solar proton events (SPE’s) of our Sun.” (Alan Glassman, New Dawn, January 2013)
“...it is pleasing, and in some ways a relief, to read a book in this field that has been written by an author with the qualifications to back up his theories...” (Trevor Pyne, Magonia, February 2013)
“Schoch is a true scientist, following the data wherever it leads, heedless of political pressures or worn-out paradigms. Twenty-two years ago, his redating of the Sphinx launched the New Archaeology. Forgotten Civilization distills all that has happened since into a simple conclusion: that solar activity ended the last cycle of high culture and may destroy ours in turn. Schoch is no scaremonger, no hawker of a pet theory. What we do with this knowledge is up to us, but once digested, it changes everything.” (Joscelyn Godwin, author of Atlantis and the Cycles of Time)
“Dr. Robert Schoch has produced an extremely well-studied thesis that is backed by his vast knowledge of geology and, more importantly, given the thesis impetus by his courage to go where many other academics fear to tread. Forgotten Civilization is a very well written book that not only reflects an excellent scientific research into the origins of civilization but also is highly entertaining and most enjoyable to read. Get this book and put it in a prominent place on your bookshelf. It deserves this honor.” (Robert Bauval, author of The Orion Mystery)
“...a powerful account backed by scientific and historical record, recommended for new age, science and history collections alike.” (Midwest Book Review, November 2012)
Building upon his revolutionary theory that the Sphinx dates back much further than 2500 BCE, geologist Robert Schoch reveals scientific evidence of advanced civilization predating ancient Egypt, Sumeria, and Greece, as well as the catastrophe that destroyed it nearly 12,000 years ago and what its legacy can teach us about our own future.
Combining evidence from multiple scientific disciplines, Schoch shows how the last ice age ended abruptly in 9700 BCE due to coronal mass ejections from the Sun. These solar outbursts unleashed electrical/plasma discharges upon Earth and triggered volcanic activity, earthquakes, fires, and massive floods as glaciers melted and lightning strikes released torrential rains from the oceans. He explains how these events eradicated the civilization of the time and set humanity back thousands of years, only to reemerge around 3500 BCE with scattered memories and nascent abilities. He explores, within this framework, how many megalithic monuments, underground cities, and ancient legends fall logically into place, as well as the reinterpreted Easter Island rongorongo texts and the intentional burial, 10,000 years ago, of the Göbekli Tepe complex in Turkey. Schoch reveals scientific evidence that shows how history could repeat itself with a coronal mass ejection powerful enough to devastate modern society.
Weaving together a new view of the origins of civilization, the truths behind ancient wisdom, and the dynamics of the planet we live on, Schoch maintains we must heed the megalithic warning of the past and collectively prepare for future events.
ROBERT M. SCHOCH, Ph.D., a tenured faculty member at Boston University, earned his doctorate in geology and geophysics at Yale University in 1983. His books include Pyramid Quest, Voyages of the Pyramid Builders, Voices of the Rocks, Stratigraphy, Environmental Science, and The Parapsychology Revolution.
Leaves you wanting more. Just as interesting and thought-provoking as Michael Cremo's Forbidden Archaeology but not as long. Read morePublished 12 days ago by B. J. Soder
A tremendous read! I have just finished Dr. Robert Schoch's book, "Forgotten Civilisations: The Role of Solar Outburts in Our Past and Future", and I am impressed with... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Richard E.
This book is great….Dr. Schoch is a genius…way too smart for mainstream scientist bullies who fear being proven wrongPublished 4 months ago by Zammis Jeriba Shigan
I now realize that the sun was very important in the development
Dr Schoch is one of those scientists who takes on the scientific status quo without fear - I am a geologist and I love this book and many of his whacky ideas - we don't know... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Shoozey2
This was a great idea for a book and it's too bad that Mr. Schoch decided not to write it. Some of the ideas about solar events, the way the plasma manifested in the sky as it... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Kindle Customer
I have had not the time yet to rate the book, but I will asp. have the book returnd to me from my daughter she loved it especillay from Robert Schoch, an exc. writer . Read morePublished 5 months ago by Sigi Keller
The book deals with a hypothetical scenario that early efforts at civilization were interrupted by extremely intense solar plasma discharges. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Michael A. Starsheen