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Dr. Jeckel and Mr. Hyde,
This review is from: The Atlantis Blueprint: Unlocking the Ancient Mysteries of a Long-Lost Civilization (Hardcover)There were some obvious problems with this book that were apparent early on. If you read about the authors on the back cover, you will find that there is an unnatural blend of talent reflected in this book. Rand Flem-Ath has some excellent theories that he has spent a large part of his life researching. I was compelled by his research noting the unbelievable alignments to two separate North poles including one over Hudson Bay. I actually flew over Hudson Bay this year and could see strong supporting evidence that a polar ice region could have existed there. The elongated lakes appear to extend northward and to the west from a singular point as you fly east. Rand Flem-Ath casts doubt on the ice age theory and offers another more plausible explanation which suggest that the Earth shifted temporarily, or at least long enough for ancient structures such as the Egyptian pyramids, to be aligned to that point as opposed to the current day north pole. The supporting evidence for this theory is mind boggling but unfortunately, these theories take a back seat to the Colin Wilson who is a well know cult writer. I got the feeling these two writers were not on the same page since the best reading was actually in the Appendix of the book which was written exclusively by Rand.
The section on Brown's gas was very exiting to me and the writer had successfully convinced me that the fundamental laws of physics had been broken allowing energy to be created without the loss of energy through the use of a Hydrogen and Oxygen reaction which supposedly causes an implosion as opposed to explosion. This would also indicate an unlimited supply of energy forever. However, further research on my own, indicated that developers of this gas which can be used for welding, had found no practical use in industry yet and the gas creates unpredictable results when used as a torch or welder. The other problem not suggested in this book is that this gas actually will cause an explosion and is very expensive to create and store. (So much for free energy.) There is some hope here for the future, but not without credible people getting behind the research. The scientific community is currently shoving Brown's gas under the rug because the manufactures don't even understand their own product works and it is well below the line for industrial use.
If you must buy this book, tear out chapter 8 and throw it away. It reads like a fictional novel with little or no reference to historical known facts. To make matters worse, Colin tries to connect a very recent religion, Free Masonry to ancient cultures. (Good Luck). As I read this book, I could see the emphasis on Free Masonry concepts but Colin spells it out for you as he describes his trip to the book store and "picked up a few books on Free Masonry" on his way out.
Do me a favor, save your money and keep your eye out for other books by Rand Flem-Ath. In the meantime, take a look a this book. It is excellent and includes some fantastic rare photos of sites that have only recently become available: Heaven's Mirror : Quest for the Lost Civilization.