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Exploration Fawcett Paperback – December 31, 2001

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Colonel Percy Harrison Fawcett was born in 1867 in Devon, England. At the age of nineteen he was given a commission in the Royal Artillery. He served in Ceylon for several years where he met and married his wife. Later he performed secret service work in North Africa. Fawcett found himself bored with Army life and learned the art of surveying, hoping to land a more interesting job. Then in 1906 came the offer from the Society: His ticket to adventure.

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  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Phoenix (December 31, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1842124684
  • ISBN-13: 978-1842124680
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.3 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #213,196 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Exploration Fawcett" was written by Percy Fawcett's youngest son, Brian. When Fawcett, his oldest son, Jack and Jack's friend Raleigh disappeared in the Amazon basin in May 1925, Brian concluded that from the village of Cuiaba, the team headed northeast towards the Xingu and Kuluene Rivers. Some speculate that Brain wanted readers to believe this so that the true direction that the team took would not be uncovered. The real Fawcett that Brian conceals was heavily influenced by Helena Blavatski, a Russian aristocrat who founded the Theosophical Movement. Google that for more information.

In later Fawcett papers uncovered, it was determined that the team actually traveled northwest of Cuiaba towards the Tapajos and its tributary, the Juruena. The reason why the true direction taken was kept secret had to so with what some refer to as Fwacett's "Grand Scheme". The "Grand Scheme" involves groups called "The Watchers", the "Great White Brotherhood", the "Earth Guardians" the Budda and the "Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn." None of this information is mentioned in "Exploration Fawcett".

There are accounts of gold, underground hidden cities and UFOs. Fawcett is even believed by some to be currently alive and well living in a cave in the Roncador Mountains. Remember that Fawcett was born in 1867 and as of 2009 he would be 142 years old.

According to some accounts, the major objective of the Fawcett exploration into the Amazon Basin of the Mato Grosso in 1925 was to establish a colony in Amazonia for people wanting to escape materialism and develop mystic consciousness and so that Fawcett could deliver Jack to the Earth Guardians as an initiate and, after his training and transformation into another soul, to install him as the founder and leader of a mystic colony.
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A true boys own adventure, the quintessential English explorer in his own words. This was written by his son Percy based on the journals and correspondence of his father. Deatils all his expeditions in South America, his views on the lost cities of Brazil, Peru & Boliva and much much more. It has it all!
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This book is based on the letters and memoirs of Col. Percy Fawcett. He traveled through the Amazon mapping the borders between Peru, Bolivia, and Brazil in the time of the rubber boom. His adventures range from encounters with savage primitives such as the Maricoxi (look for the chapter where the Maxubis warn him about the Maricoxi... "vincha Maricoxi chimbibi coco" ..if you visit the Maricoxi you will be food for the pot) to the dangers of electric eels and pirhanas!

Fawcett is best remembered for the ill fated expedition he launched at age 56. He, along with his eldest son and a friend, attempted to penetrate unexplored regions in search of a lost civilization. They were never heard from again. His disappearance has been a source of speculation ever since.

This is one of the most remarkable of adventures. You will experience the South America of the early 1900's in a way you never could have previously imagined. Try it...you won't be sorry.

Tom Bouklas

(This book was published in Great Britain as Exploration Fawcett and in America as Lost Trails Lost Cities)
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