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Civilization One: The World is Not as You Thought It Was Hardcover – January 1, 1999
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The reader must have a basic knowledge of arithmetic but overall the book is an easy read and very revealing. Amongst the topics discussed are writing, Egypt, Sumeria, the Minoan foot, solar and sidereal days, pendulums and the importance of the planet Venus. It turns out that the British Pound and Pint are both derived from ancient measurements. The units of the hour, minute and second were developed more than 4000 years ago, from the movements of the moon.
The text also encompasses subjects like the harmony of the spheres, Sumerian degrees and the calendar, and explains that the metric system is not a recent invention. There is a section on Thomas Jefferson and his achievements; this great man apparently realized that he was rediscovering parts of a very ancient system.
Amongst the most captivating sections is the chapter on music and light. There is a definite correspondence between the rotating mass of our planet and human music. Also, megalithic mathematics produces its own musical structure. The authors conclude that there must have been an advanced people who instructed the rest of the world in science and technology. They also refer to the Masonic concept of the Great Architect of the Universe.Read more ›
Harvey L. Gaspar MD
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The authors take measurement systems as an example and try to find common themes between those of different cultures. Their goal was to prove/disprove the existence of a unit of measurement that was defined by Prof Thom before he died. This unit was based on his statistical analysis of Megalithic sites across the UK.
The authors examine measurement systems from Egyptian times, the Minoan culture, the Mayans, India, China/Japan and Megalithic peoples. They find common links between them all and they suggest that they are derived from a single source. The result is a theory that explains the British Imperial system and links to the metric system we think is 'modern'. This is the only unique point that the authors have contributed to this field and it seems to have taken some experts by surprise.
The reader needs a simple knowledge of the maths and physics of pendulums and the willingness to read through a great deal of irrelevant information. I would regard such information as the authors attempt make a boring subject matter seem exciting. It does, after all, represent 10 years of research!
What follows is some info about some of the things that stopped people completing this book. These are what people think are incorrect or wrong assumptions about the book, which by the way addresses some of the mistakes in Uriels Machine (one of the authors earlier books). These mistakes make people think the book was a waste of time. Infact, I have read it 7 times now and I am still doing research to make sure the authors are not conning me.Read more ›
I'm still getting over the impact this book has had on me -read it and make up your own mind.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
What an astounding discovery of investigative research. This is a book that challenges many assumptions of how civilization developed and backs it up with solid answers. Read morePublished 18 days ago by P. Anderson
OF COURSE "THEY" DO NOT WANT YOU TO PROVIDE A COGENT ANALYSIS OR EXEGESIS OF THE PROPAGANDA AND LIES AND BS OF THE MEDIA IN TODAY'S WORLD.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Almost identical to "Who built the moon?" Rather boring reading the same information over and over again.Published 2 months ago by Leon Falk
An outstanding effort into deciphering the long golden thread that binds us all. Using the megalithic yard as the foundation of all pertinent well guts and measures reveals the... Read morePublished 3 months ago by anthony williams
I decided to read this after finishing the latest James Rollins books. Love how he finds these studies then creates an action/adventure story.Published 4 months ago by D. Otani
A very thought provoking book. I had trouble putting it down. It makes you wonder what other capabilities the megalithic people may have had.Published 4 months ago by Lyle Tucker
Invoking astronomically based weights and measures from the distant past the authors have implied a sophisticated civilization before 5000 BCE. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Charlotte C.
I learned so much about how accurate measurements were made by primitive peoples, not to mention their astronomy skills. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Radio Buff