Ancient Wisdom

Book Reviews by Don Barone ( and others)

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Micheal Cremo has, in this book, created a storm. It has caused the most angry rebuttals by "Academia" since Velikovsky. He lists many apparent abnormalities in all sectors of archaeology and his "Bibliography" is exhaustive. My favourite is his passage on Manitoulin Island in Canada where it is stated that work was stopped and closed forever when discovery of the copper culture was found. The archaeologist was ridiculed and then sent out to pasture for daring to suggest a pre-iceage time frame for these discoveries. Apparently it is now a National Park and digging is "Forbidden". How appropriate ! This book, although tedious, is a must read !.


10 out of 10



. . In this second book David Rohl goes in search of The Garden of Eden. Unfortunately he might as well had gone in search of The Golden Fleece. Eden, as a defined place, never existed. It is a symbolism for a time when life was simple yet completely rewarding and when man's thoughts were far more in tune with nature than it has been since. The pictures are fantastic and the overall design of the book is superb. Many great pictures of ancient Sumerian artifacts. All in all, definitely worth owning !.

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9 out of 10


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This is really the book that started the present furour in Egyptology. Although there had been many books before this, Graham Hancock manages in this book to peak everyone's interest in Egypt's mysteries. It is extremely well written and I read it in three sittings. Unfortunately some facts were bent and Mr. Hancock did not, or if he did, ignored some basic facts. He quotes Sitchin about the Vyse markings and has since denounced both his stand on these and the age of The Great Pyramid. Still a worthwhile book to own and read.

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8 out of 10



This book I am afraid is a major disappointment. Suffice it to say that the fact that areas around the Baltic Sea were inundated in the distant past is hardly news. To try to sell a book by claiming it is "Noah's Flood" is, to me, distasteful. It could have just as easily been entitled: "Colony of Atlantis Discovered." It bothers me that "scholars" are constantly trying to "prove" the flood of Noah but spend an equal amount of time trying to prove that there was no Atlantis. They say forget this one "fairytale" (Atlantis) but this "other fairytale" is true. (Noah and his flood) Just for the record I regret buying this book but if you are interested it is now being cleared at Chapters.

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2 out of 10

Fahrenheit 451 this book !



This book was an extremely pleasant surprise and I find myself constantly refering back to it for certain measurements and graphs. David Furlong gives his impressions of The Mystery of Rennes Le Chateau and various other enigmas found in the English and French countryside. Although very interesting and thought provoking I feel that David has just slightly missed the mark with his final conclusions but it is a great read and reference nevertheless. I find it a great source for key measurements and descriptions of The Great Pyramid and the arrangements of things in the Rennes Le Chateau valley. A must read for any serious student of Ley Lines, Rennes le Chateau and the hidden math within The Great Pyramid.

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8 out of 10

A must to add to your collection !!!

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  I have decided to include all of David Hatcher Childress' books together because they all have the same style and level of enjoyment. David Hatcher Childress did what many of us dream of doing. He packed up and off he went for I think 5 years and visited many of the places we only read about. His style is witty, informative and constantly questioning. Except for the many spelling mistakes in them ( Come on Adventures Unlimited, proof read a little better ! ) the books are sure to enthrall you. My personal favourite, and the first I purchased, was "Lost Cities of North and Central America". I was amazed at how many secrets North America may still hold. I highly recommend ALL OF THEM ! 8 out of 10

Get them all !!!



Editorial Reviews
Amazon.com
Mars holds a special fascination for us, because it is the most Earth-like planet we've yet encountered. As we continue to explore the red planet, geological evidence mounts that long ago water flowed freely across its surface, begging the question: If there was water, was there life? Graham Hancock thinks so. In fact, Hancock, a former journalist and the author of several books, including Fingerprints of the Gods, believes that certain formations on the Martian surface are the remnants of an ancient civilization--one strikingly similar to ancient Egypt--that was destroyed by a cataclysmic deep impact. Further, Hancock claims that NASA's reluctance to give credence to "The Face," "The Pyramids," and other things people see in images of the Martian surface is evidence that the U.S. space agency is motivated by cold war paranoia and mistrust. Hancock seems to be more fair-minded than many NASA critics, stating that, "what we see is a mindset, here, not a conspiracy." And indeed, one is hard-pressed to imagine why NASA isn't agreeing wholeheartedly with Hancock, since his ultimate point is that we should be paying more attention to our planetary neighbors and the skies above, lest we suffer the same fate as the Martians. Hancock raises many intriguing questions in this synthesis of unorthodox Mars theory, but those looking for applications of Ockham's razor had best search elsewhere--Hancock's theories require a leap of faith as surely as NASA's do. --Therese Littleton -- (Note: Only the first half is about this subject and I have to emphasize here it was NOT WRITTEN by Graham Hancock. The second part is about comets and earth cataclysms and is a complete waste of time. Hence the zero rating by me to the right ! ... Don Barone)


Don Barone's Rating: 5 out of 10.

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Editorial Reviews
Amazon.com
It could be true! That's the enthusiasm that author and scholar-mystic Graham Hancock counts on--in himself and in his readers--as he lays down his theories of an ancient (Atlantean, perhaps?) civilization that disseminated a sophisticated religion of ground-sky dualism and a "science" of immortality. Hancock's previous work, including the popular and controversial Fingerprints of the Gods, has drawn criticism for its leaps of faith and allegedly pseudoscientific conclusions, but Heaven's Mirror proves at least a little more substantial. His chief thesis is that numerous ancient sites and monuments--the pyramids of Mexico and Egypt, the ruins of Angkor Wat in Cambodia, the monuments of Yonaguni in the Pacific, and the megaliths of Peru and Bolivia--are situated in such a way, geodetically, that they point towards some separate and uniform influence, some lost civilization or "invisible college" of astronomer-priests. And that civilization, as evidenced in the mathematics and architecture of the sites, points towards some gnosis, or body of knowledge, that would allow humanity to transcend the trap of mortality, a worldview in which the knowledge-giving serpent of Eden is not a villain but a hero.

Whatever you think of Hancock's ideas and theoretical musings in archaeo-astronomy, Heaven's Mirror is a gorgeous book, thanks to the photography of Santha Faiia. Lush, evocative photos of the monoliths on Easter Island and temples deep in the Cambodian jungle are enough to set the mind to introspective wandering--maybe, just maybe, Hancock's got it right after all. --Paul Hughes

 


Maps of the Ancient Sea Kings
Evidence of Advanced Civilization
in the Ice Age

by Charles H. Hapgood

Charles Hapgood's classic 1966 book on ancient maps produces concrete evidence of an advanced world-wide civilization existing many thousands of years before ancient Egypt. He has found the evidence in the Piri Reis Map that shows Antarctica, the Hadji Ahmed map, the Oronteus Finaeus and other amazing maps. Hapgood concluded that these maps were made from more ancient maps from the various ancient archives around the world, now lost. Not only were these unknown people more advanced in mapmaking than any people prior to the 18th century, it appears they mapped all the continents. The Americas were mapped thousands of years before Columbus. Antarctica was mapped when its coasts were free of ice.

316 pages. 7x10 paperback. Illustrated. Bibliography & Index. $19.95.


10 out of 10

A must for any collection !!!



 


 


 


 


 


 


 
     
     
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The Face on Mars and The Pyramids.