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“Magicians of the Gods” Preview – Graham Hancock

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Graham Hancock is perhaps best known by millions of readers and fans as the author of “Fingerprints of the Gods,” a book that made him world famous and started a revolution in thinking about the hidden history of humanity. As Graham often puts it, we are a “species with amnesia” about our distant past, where distant means more than about four or five thousand  years ago. That book came out in 1995, and much of his speculation, convincing though it was, had to remain in that mode due to lack of hard archeological evidence. He has spent his time in the years since traveling the world, trying to discover those kinds of sites and artifacts with some success, but it has only been in the last few years that several new pieces of the puzzle have come to light. These include the spectacular archeological site in Turkey called Gobekli Tepi. This site has been carbon dated to around 12,000 years in our past, which coincides perfectly with the idea of a now lost civilization that existed prior to the end of the ice age and which was destroyed by the cataclysm that caused the ice to melt and the “world of men” to flood, giving rise to our worldwide flood myths and the stories of lost lands like Atlantis.

These discoveries have prompted him to write a sequel, tentatively titled, “Magicians of the Gods,” to be published next year. Here is a video of a lecture at Greensboro College in North Carolina, USA, where he gives us an overview of the material in the original book, and then things discovered in the interim that will be part of the new sequel. This video is more than an hour, but it will hold your interest without question until the end. (After all, he’s talking about the ancient history of all mankind here, which takes a bit just to cover everything!)

There are several other instances of this current speech of Graham’s on line, including one he posted today from a presentation in South Africa, but this Greensboro one seemed to have the best technical quality overall. That said, the two brief introductory speakers’ audios are not great, but Graham’s part is just fine, so don’t give up on it.

Author with Graham Hancock in Southern Utah, 2010.

Author with Graham Hancock in Southern Utah, 2010.

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2 responses

  1. Hi David. Amazing to come across your website together with a photograph of you and Graham Hancock. I was actually searching for info about Graham Hancock’s new book and suddenly I clicked on a link and there you were!

    In case you’re wondering well, who am I? I am the Middle-aged Brit who met you and others at Reality Sandwich Retreat in Utah in 2010.I recognised you straight away and I remember chatting to you at the ranch and on some of those canyon walks we did.

    Hope all is well, and I will start looking around and having a read of your website and will post any further comments later when I have had a chance to read it.

    Saw Rak Razam at the London “Breaking Convention” psychedelic convention last year along with loads of other really interesting speakers and of which you will probably be familiar with most.

    Anyway will stop rambling for the moment

    All the best for now, Jon

    November 18, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    • Thanks again for your comment, Jon. It’s great to hear from you!

      November 26, 2014 at 1:59 pm

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