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Lost Knowledge of the Ancients: A Graham Hancock Reader [Kindle Edition]

Glenn Kreisberg
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Book Description

Thinkers at the forefront in alternative theories on history, the origins of civilization, technology, and consciousness

• With contributions by Graham Hancock, Robert Bauval, Mark Booth, Richard Hoagland, Robert Schoch, John Anthony West, and others

• Topics range from quantum philosophy and paranormal phenomena to the secret history of NASA, instant polar shifts, and ancient Martian civilizations

• Explores where our present time fits into the cycle of human existence

A revolution of thought is under way in our world, fostered by decades of research and well-documented evidence by alternative theory pioneers such as Graham Hancock, John Anthony West, Robert Bauval, and Robert Schoch. These provocative, cutting-edge scholars now represent a direct challenge to the academic establishment as the paradigms of science and history shift and their ideas gain acceptance.

Representing the latest, often controversial findings in scientific and historical research, this anthology of essays commissioned by Graham Hancock, bestselling author of Fingerprints of the Gods, covers the forefront in alternative theories on history, the origins of civilization, technology, and consciousness with topics ranging from quantum philosophy and paranormal phenomena to the ancient use of electromagnetism, the effect of cosmic rays on human evolution, and NASA’s cover-up of ancient Martian civilizations. Recognizing that many recent discoveries are actually rediscoveries of lost knowledge from past civilizations, these authors seek to understand where, within the bigger picture of human knowledge, our present time fits into the cycle of human existence.


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"Altogether, the reflections of these frontier investigators provide a big-picture perspective on the cycle of human existence which challenges orthodox knowledge.  If you've not read their works before, this anthology is an ideal place to start." (Nexus Magazine, Vol. 17, No.8, October 2010)

"Fascinating!  That's how I found the theories in Lost Knowledge of the Ancients." (Irene Watson, Reader Views, October 2010)

“The face of archaeology has been irrevocably changed . . . This volume brings together a series of essays which explores many aspects of this new domain with papers covering diverse. . .” (Living Traditions Magazine, January 2011)

“This incredible anthology introduces the revolutionary work of cutting-edge researchers who are currently defining a new view of not only the high level of science and technology in the remote past but also the relationship of humanity to cosmic cycles over vast expanses of time. Lost Knowledge of the Ancients may hold the key to our future.” (Robert M. Schoch, Ph.D., author of Voyages of the Pyramid Builders and Pyramid Quest)

“These accounts of ‘lost’ or anomalous knowledge are building blocks of an alternative universe, and, taken altogether, they reveal something of the deep structure of this alternative universe. They also show that this universe made up of anomalies may be more real than the everyday, commonsensical one!” (Mark Booth, author of The Secret History of the World)

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ANCIENT MYSTERIES / NEW AGE

“This incredible anthology introduces the revolutionary work of cutting-edge researchers who are currently defining a new view of not only the high level of science and technology in the remote past but also the relationship of humanity to cosmic cycles over vast expanses of time. Lost Knowledge of the Ancients may hold the key to our future.”
--Robert M. Schoch, Ph.D., author of Voyages of the Pyramid Builders and Pyramid Quest

A revolution of thought is under way in our world, fostered by decades of research and well-documented evidence by alternative theory pioneers such as Graham Hancock, John Anthony West, Robert Bauval, and Robert Schoch. These provocative, cutting-edge scholars now represent a direct challenge to the academic establishment as the paradigms of science and history shift and their ideas gain acceptance.

Representing the latest, often controversial findings in scientific and historical research, this anthology of essays commissioned by Graham Hancock, bestselling author of Fingerprints of the Gods, covers the forefront of alternative theories on history, the origins of civilization, technology, and consciousness with topics ranging from quantum philosophy and paranormal phenomena to the ancient use of electromagnetism, the effect of cosmic rays on human evolution, and NASA’s cover-up of ancient Martian civilizations. Recognizing that many recent discoveries are actually rediscoveries of lost knowledge from past civilizations, these authors seek to understand where, within the bigger picture of human knowledge, our present time fits into the cycle of human existence.

Glenn Kreisberg, editor of the Author of the Month page at GrahamHancock.com, is a radio frequency engineer, writer, researcher, and licensed outdoor guide and currently serves as the vice president of the New England Antiquities Research Association. The author of numerous articles and papers, including Lithic Mysteries of the Northeast, he is the founder and editor of the alternative science and history website ASHnews.org. He lives in Woodstock, New York, with his wife and two children.

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  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Bear & Company (October 5, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00462RVDM
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95 of 104 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Less than advertised January 15, 2011
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I rarely review books, but I felt this title required additional information to the potential buyer. This book is represented as a collection of writings on the Lost Knowledge of the Ancients. Unfortunately, I found it more of an opportunity for a group of authors to pimp their books.
Each chapter is an abstract of a particular book by the author whom wrote it. Some of the chapters are an honest effort to provide an interesting summary of their books. Most chapters are devoid of real information and time is often spent attempting to convince you to buy their book or video on the subject. A search of the topics on the internet would have yielded just as much information at no cost whatsoever.
No serious subject can withstand the carney hucksterism of the snake oil salesman. It demeans the material. It pollutes the few authors whom make an honest attempt to give a chapter of useful information. As the material is often controversial, at best, all the more reason to err on the side of a more complete treatment.
In a difficult economy, it behooves all of us to not waste each other's money.
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40 of 43 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Eye-Opener - Sure to Challenge Mainstream Opinion January 4, 2011
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It seems to me that there is some kind of intellectual battle going on. In this battle I think we are all pawns. I say this only because I am reasonably well-versed in the mainstream views of ancient history and yet I find that I cannot easily dismiss what the various writers in this book have to say about our ancient history.

In two words this book is quite an `eye-opener'. And these are not the words of some sycophant. I have read and take on board much of what mainstream historians have to say about our ancient past - and yet I feel there are still questions. Over the past two decades I have read various works of the better known alternative historians presented in this book but what I found quite remarkable and somewhat surprising in this anthology is that it is the lesser known contributors here that actually, in my opinion, have contributed the most intriguing and controversial material to this work.

I did not entirely understand the math, but Dr Flavio Barbiero's pole shift article sent shivers down my spine. I would dearly love to see a constructive rebuttal by mainstream science of the theory he presents. Likewise the essay on the Gulf of Khambat by S. Badrinaryan presents highly compelling evidence of an ancient civilization that pre-dates anything mainstream historians seem prepared to acknowledge. The Article by S. Creighton seems to expand Robert Bauval's Orion Theory into a whole new dimension although I think this particular article could have benefited from some diagrams to help better explain the expanded theory.

Was this book worth the dollar? I think if you feel there are questions in our ancient history that are not easily answered or are perhaps poorly answered by the prevailing historical opinion then why not consider alternative views?
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46 of 52 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Free thinkers unite! November 20, 2010
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I found this collection of essays and articles to be a concise and straight forward exploration of alternative approaches to a variety of disciplines. Though already familiar with some of the names and theories, it served to bring into sharp focus the quintessential position of each author regarding their chosen field of endeavor, as well as revealing their passion for the same. Even if you are familiar with Hancock, Bauval, Collins, Shoch, and others, one gets a real feel for where their coming from that may not be evident in some of their longer and more involved works.

To any one not familiar with the work of the authors presented, this collection also serves as a fine introduction to alternative views to the status quo theories of a wide range of modern sciences. Whether it's the pyramids and their purpose, the effects of cosmic pulses on consciousness, or the flawed history of the first americans, each presentation leaves one with plenty of food for thought as well as intelligently challenging our ideas about what we've come to believe about each. All in all - Well worth your time and money.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars gotta love the mystery of antiquity December 13, 2013
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The four horseman (Hancock, West, Schoch, and Bauval) never let me down. I'm so thankful for the open minded thinkers out there that offer an alternative to the widely accepted, and no doubt inaccurate views of mainstream academics. These dudes, and others like them, are daring enough to challenge what we were all taught in school, and I welcome this 100%! Very good read, covering many different subjects. Another lovely middle finger to Lener and Hawass!!!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars a collection of essays March 18, 2011
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I must agree with those that have stated the title does not deliver the content. It is more a promotion of the different authors' books.With some good exceptions, there are to many broad and general statements, not a detailed analysis.If you are looking for a general overview to decide what other books to read, then this book is for you. However, if you already know something about the subject and are looking for detailed/speficic information get another book.
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8 of 12 people found the following review helpful
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I am part of a team of professional, formally trained people who monitor and analyze equipment, instrumentation, and processes for a business that reports to the state and federal levels - as well as bearing the responsibility of a metropolitan population's health and safety. We assert our pride in attention to detail, following prescribed parameters for conduct and performance; abiding within stringent guidelines - and whenever we step outside the box, there is a secondary box to limit that, too. Putting our reputations on the line on a moment to moment basis; not only do we commit ourselves to the above mentioned duty of character; we also report to each other - around the clock, every day of the year. Although I have accumulated what is referred to as a post-graduate education, among my siblings I am the least educated. One brother is multi-lingual both literally and fluently; the other a highly successful computer programmer analyst. One of my daughters is bilingual and is affiliated with Mensa due to academic achievements. Thanksgiving at my parent's home became something I preferred to avoid for obvious reasons; although in my personal life, I still prefer organized routine and a predictable lifestyle; where fantasy and fiction are secluded to pastime interests only.
In my relentless, thirst driven quest for knowledge, I consider other people's opinions and research as worthy until proven otherwise. One recent example is the book, "Lost Knowledge Of The Ancients," edited by Glenn Kreisberg.
The foremost reason being my work experience has spanned 41 years, encountering many, many different people; as well as in private life becoming acquainted with numerous varieties of "spiritual" people.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
good read. recommened
Published 5 months ago by Tina Robertson
2.0 out of 5 stars Old news packaged in another format.
Ive read about this stuff before. I was looking for something new,not published before. Beware, I have told you the truth IMAO.
Published 6 months ago by D. Gutcher
3.0 out of 5 stars interesing read
It was a little more technical in some of the chapters than I care for, but a good overall read.
Published 6 months ago by Jace L. Martin
3.0 out of 5 stars A sometimes interesting book that is filled with mystical and esoteric...
Like most people I read books for a wide variety of reasons. In this case, "Lost Knowledge of the Ancients" edited by Glenn Kreisberg sounded like an interesting book. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Joseph J. Truncale
5.0 out of 5 stars Lost Knowledge of the Ancients: A Graham Hancock Reader
To say that this was an interesting read is an understatement of immense proportions, I applaud Mr Hancock and his confreres Robert Bauval, Robert Schoch, John Anthony West and... Read more
Published 10 months ago by John David Hollinger
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This is a poorly edited and rambling presentation of re-hashed and re-heated left overs from what was previously appetising fare. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Nick Fondas
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Read
This book is written in so the new comer to the genre can follow understand, understand, and enjoy it. All in all a very good read.
Published 15 months ago by Charles R. Dalton
3.0 out of 5 stars Quick reed for me
Some stuff was good, not as detailed as i like. a rather quick discription of many aurthers intrestes. A young persons reed.
Published 19 months ago by Chris
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Fast shipping and book in perfect condition. I enjoyed this book a lot. Many of the topics covered in this book piqued my curiosity and lead to further research and reading on my... Read more
Published 20 months ago by James Johnson
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Not exactly what I was expecting, but I was certainly not disappointed. Kept my interest and I ended up reading it in a week. Something I very rarely do on a book this size. Read more
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