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Ragnarok: The Age of Fire and Gravel (Forgotten Books) Paperback – November 16, 2007
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"Ignatius Donnelly, an Irish writer, lawyer, and politician is remembered primarily for his extensive work on Atlantis. Donnelly's theories are the basis for much of the Atlantis belief today, including the placement and timing of the Atlantis disaster.
Although he was a native of Philadelphia, and practiced law there for a few years, Donnelly decided to explore new territory in the hopes of creating the ultimate utopia. In 1856 he and his wife, Katherine, left Pennsylvania for Minnesota, and with the help of a handful of partners created a mini-utopia in Nininger City, seventeen miles south of St. Paul. This cooperative farm failed after the real estate crash of 1857, but its failure ushered in Donnelly's political career." (Quote from kenyon.edu)
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Donnelly studied the legends and mythologies of Hindus, Persians, Britons, Chinese, Greeks, Scandinavians, the North, Central, and South American Indians, Arabians, Babylonians, and Egyptians that told of disaster by fire, hail, frost, darkness, changes in climates, and tales of dragons and other monsters. Donnelly claimed these reflected a visit from a giant comet, and the proof lay in The Drift of unstratified deposits which came from a cometic collision rather than glacial movement. Donnelly suggested a comet could have caused Old Testament events such as the destruction of the wicked cities, the sun standing still, and stones falling from the heavens. Ragnarok, the Twilight of the Gods (or Rain of Rocks), commanded the interest of general readers, and the admiration (if not credence) of the scientific world. Donnelly, a good lawyer, argued his case well with all the evidence available to him at the time.Read more ›
and then begin again
..........with the double space gap and sometimes an indent.
then, where there should apparently be illustrations...there aren't!!! that is particularly annoying. now i'll have to buy a different edition and, hopefully, i'll be able to get the pics.
ok, i'm done with my rant about that. being someone who spent a large part of my life word processing, this kind of thing just irks me no end. how can someone NOT see what's going on?
i enjoyed the book, though. having just finished "worlds in collision", this was a great follow-up, although i probably should've read it first. both books have great theories as to what's been going on on Earth and, if you're not one of those people who are all hung up on what "science" says is truth, you will be reading this book 'til well into the night. i love speculation and alternate theories, and who really are we to say what is "truth"?
That monster deep in space, a comet or a planet, does not hit the Earth, but is swooping close along our planet leaving behind a world covered with mud and bones. The problem is that those "few million years" are a few thousand years in reality.See "Nibiru will return..."
The investigators living in the 19th century have done a marvelous job. With the simple tools they had, they found explanations for many natural secrets. And because of the fact that a few comets appeared, with a huge speed and close to the Earth, they could describe the effects of such crossings in great detail.
Together with the book "Mankind in amnesia" from Immanuel Velikovsky, we have a clear few of our past and how people denied the facts that we find in earth layers, artifacts and very old writings.
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A one of a kind book. Nothing will spark your imagination more than this! A virtual feast for the mind.!Published on July 5, 2014 by verlynda
I really tried to read this book as another series I was reading kept referring to Ragnarok, however, although I tried twice, I simply gave up. Read morePublished on February 6, 2014 by cjisanaleut