Not for the first time I felt myself confronted by the dizzying possibility that an entire episode in the story of mankind might have been forgotten. Indeed it seemed to me then, as I overlooked the mathematical city of the gods from the summit of the Pyramid of the Moon, that our species could have been afflicted with some terrible amnesia and that the dark period so blithely and dismissively referred to as `prehistory’ might turn out to conceal unimagined truths about our own past. What is prehistory, after all, if not a time forgotten–a time for which we have no records? What is prehistory if not an epoch of impenetrable obscurity through which our ancestors passed but about which we have no conscious remembrance? It was out of this epoch of obscurity, configured in mathematical code along astronomical and geodetic lines, that Teotihuacan with all its riddles was sent down to us. And out of that same epoch came the great Olmec sculptures, the inexplicably precise and accurate calendar the Mayans inherited from their predecessors, the inscrutable geoglyphs of Nazca, the mysterious Andean city of Tiahuanaco … and so many other marvels of which we do not know the provenance. It is almost as though we have awakened into the daylight of history from a long and troubled sleep, and yet continue to be disturbed by the faint but haunting echoes of our dreams
This talk by author and visionary Graham Hancock took place at RS’s 2009 Supernatural retreat in Boulder, UT. It highlights the spiritual insights provided by psychedelics throughout the world, focusing on the effects of the Amazonian vine, ayahuasca. The video is directed and edited by Andrew Hasse.
Hancock criticizes the non-shamanic figures of modern religion as “jealous intermediaries” of the divine, a form of the patriarchal, “dominator society” that has shaped our world for thousands of years. The shamans, he counters, are “masters of altered states of consciousness.” Surrendering to visionary plants such as peyote, datura, psilocybin, Africa’s ibogain, and ayahuasca enable the user to transcend freely to trans-personal and universal realms.
Graham Hancock has published dozens of bestselling books over the past two decades, including the new novel Entangled: The Eater of Souls, the first chapters of which appeared on Reality Sandwich. Click here to read Chapter One.
In 2016 Graham Hancock will bring out his new book, ‘Magicians of the Gods’, the sequel to his worldwide bestseller ‘Fingerprints of the Gods’. In this lecture, recorded in March 2014 for Alternatives London at Saint James’s Church in Piccadilly, he reviews his past work and shares some of the research for the new book.
This is a fucking amazing Joe Rogan Podcast with Graham Hancock and Duncan Trussel.
Graham Handcock wrote Fingerprints of the Gods which is sort of a rival theory with Ancient Aliens that also goes completely against the official historical record regarding antiquity. This is really good background listening material if you have a task to do.
The Piri Reis map, compiled in 1513, rediscovered in 1929. It focuses on the western coast of Africa, the eastern coast of South America and the northern coast of Antarctica, known as Queen Maud Land. Antarctica remained undiscovered until 1818, more than 300 years before the Piri Reis map was drawn. The map shows an exact match to the ice-free northern coast of Antarctica, though the last time the conditions of the coast were ice-free was in 4000 BCE. There is no ancient civilization known to history that could have been capable of surveying and documenting Queen Maud Land in the conditions shown on the map: between 13,000 BCE and 4000 BCE.
If you had to signal our society thousands of years from now, how would you go about it? We’re a species that’s suffered from amnesia. There’s more information about our universe that we have yet to unfold. Hancock has researched and gathered evidence of Earth’s lost civilization long ago.