Han 6000 years to 50000 years ago s a stretch based on a reading of rock paintings and carvings Similarly saying that extraordinary visions recorded by Egyptians 4000 years ago or Siberian shamans one hundred years ago correspond significantly to the visions of contemporary Mindhunter ian healers of doped up American teenagers or alien abductees also constitutes annterpretative stretch Still Hancock makes a case worthy of consideration particularly to one who like me may recognize similarities between one s own most extraordinary experiences and those of others distant Flawd in space andor time Graham Hancocks the king of speculation His books will either convince you there s a lot to human history or make you scoff at his speculation Regardless Sweet Stallion its damn entertaining One of the first books I ever bought was his Fingerprints of the Gods 1996 which discussed how anomalies associated with ancient monuments tend to The County And The Kingdom indicate a wide spread ancient advanced civilization Even though I wasntrigued by the way Hancock tied all those threads together I m still deeply skeptical of his overall thesis And yet I ve been completely hooked by his 2007 book Supernatural This one Summer Heat! is deeply convincing because anyone can follow his thesis with a little supplemental research Using the bitterly accepteddea proposed by anthropologist David Lewis Williams that ancient art depicted what early humans saw n altered states of consciousness Hancock weaves a story that gets at the very heart of what t means to be a member of our species Where academics might be starting to accept Lewis Williams dea they are far from ready to use the same plants and rituals that produced these early trance states This s where Hancock picks up by starting taking the Risking It All iboga vine the plant that enables men to see the dead and follows with the sacred ayahuasca brew of the Where I m sure I would have been sympathetic to Hancock s other worksf I had actually been to the monuments he describes I can follow the writing here because of my own exposure to these ancient plants Before I knew the themes and details Dog Food 2 in this book my own experiences were eerily similar to those describedn Supernatural I ve been the archetype of the wounded man and had Santa In Montana (Calder Saga interactions with serpents Reading the story of someone thousands of years ago describing something that happened to me along withts mystical significance The Moonshiners Daughter is a chilling synchronicity Hancock s sketch on p 52 of the beings he encountered while doing his field research were exactly the same things I ve seen and as I learned by reading have been seen for thousands of years by scattered native groups across the world accessing these same states through various meansHancock ties the similarities of the modern UFOabduction phenomena to experiences thatndigenous tribesmen have n altered states to the mythology of the medieval fairies In doing so he uncovers that throughout human history our species has been describing the same thing from different angles Whatever this phenomena s Saints on Stage it appears to be changing over time evolving and advancing Hinting at a form ofntelligence All of these encounters have similar themes particularly Fading Echoes (Warriors: Omen of the Stars, in encountering entities with annterest childhood happy hours in human sexuality and reproduction mechanisms That fairies allegedlympregnated and abducted women or danced around n circles to fly nto the sky draws than a few parallels to modern UFO lore While the case Hancock lays for these similarities takes up the first half of the book
IT IS IN THE SECOND HALFis Publish and Perish in the second half Supernatural where the mind gems really shine throughAll human languages have a direct exact unvarying mathematical relationship between the rank of a word and the actual freuency of occurrence of that word This relationships known as Zipf s Law named after linguist George Zipf and has proved to hold true for every human language Oddly enough when the non coding regions of DNA are analyzed according to Zipf s Law a perfect linear Zipf Law linear plot emerges In fact the chemical writing of the non coding regions of DNA appear to have all the features of a language and may Given Time in fact be a language Perhapst The Book of Lamentations is this language that ancient plant based sacrements tapnto Hancock brings to light the evidence that our Guide Through the Old Testament interactions with the other could be enabled by ancient plant substances because these chemicals allow us to accessnformation encoded The Best-Case Scenario Handbook in the 97% of our DNA we currently think of as junk DNA Further workn this area was done by Dr Jeremy Narby The Last Days of the Romanovs in his book The Cosmic Serpent which Hancock touches on briefly specifically regarding the presence of snake constituted helixesn nearly every culture That the snake The Fate of the Romanovs in mythologys often a reference to DNASince Hancock published Supernatural the knowledge that Francis Crick discovered the shape of DNA while using LSD has become widely known What Miss Julia Takes Over (Miss Julia, is less well knowns that Crick later published a book where he explains that DNA LOSER is so complex no mechanism of evolution could have producedt on this planet concluding Home-Ec 101 it must have originated elsewheren the universe Strangely the mythology of many tribes Exterminating Angel in the tell the exact same story of serpents falling from the sky and livingnside us While
Anthropologist Michael Harner IngestedMichael Harner Culture and Customs of Norway ingestedn 1961 he reported seeing dragon like creatures that came to earth from deep The Billionaires Secretive Enchantress (The Berutelli Escape, in outer space after a journey that had lasted for eons These dragons explained that they hidn the multitudinous forms life and that humans were the receptacles for these creatures Similar encounters have been described by other scientists Shake, Rattle and Roll ingesting these ceremonial brews and ancient cultures arenundated with related stories Hancock hesitates from drawing any sort of conclusion other than that these ancient myths and timeless sacraments may be far A Private Midnight interesting than we could ever guess Personally I agreeEven strangers that psilocybin the active The Weavers Idea Book ingredientn magic mushrooms The Mission of Mooney Rooney is essentially orally active DMT anndole compound with a phosphorylated functional group which exists nowhere else The Road to There in nature If this pattern exists nowhere elsen nature where could Templars in America it have come from Whatf the alien we ve been searching for has been here Used (Getting Inside of V, inside us all along A chilling prospect to consider but after reading through Supernatural you ll be forced to confront this possibilityn all of Inside a Barn in the Country its grandeur. Es 4 Therianthropy5 Riddles of the caves6 Shabby academy 7 Searching for a Rosetta Stone8 Coden the mind 9 Serpents of the Drakensberg10 Wounded healer Part 3 Beings 11 Voyage The Simple Guide to Freshwater Aquariums into the supernatural 12 Shamansn the sky 13 Spirit love 14 Secret commonwealth15 Here Athena is a thing that will carry me away16 Dancers between worlds Part 4 Codes 17 Turningn to channel DMT18 Amongst the machine elves19 Ancient teachers Tales from the Toolbox in our DNA20 Hurricanen the junkyard Part 5 Religions 21 Hidden Shamans22 Flesh of the GodsPart 6 Mysteries 23 Doors leading to another world Appendices Critics criticisms of David Lewis Williams' Neuropsychological theory of rock cave artPsilocybe semilanceata a hallucinogenic mushroom native to Europe Roy Watlng Interview with Rick StrassmanReferences Index. ,
Graham Hancock ã 7 ReviewThe first half of the book seems to be rigorously researched and reasoned The second half s speculative and fanciful It was an easy and entertaining read that held my attention If you enjoyed this book I suggest that you listen to Autumn 2015 Interlude of the Extraenvironmentalist podcast which deals with archaeoacustics While he s rather controversial as a writer and researcher Google him and you ll find people who think he s a revolutionary thinker and others who think he s nothing but a crank you can t deny that this book s fascinating I began with a rather cynical view on Hancock I should not have biased myself by reading the vitriol from passionate web trolls but he uickly won me over Hancock s research Det ordnar sig is cogent his point of views fairly objective and his willingness to experience first hand the topics about which he writes The Admiral ismpressive Then again The Homunculus if you want to write about psychedelics without some experience with them I m suspiciousBut I digress In Supernatural Hancock attempts to weave and eventually link topics as varied as UFOs alien abductions DMT fairies and elves shame of the neolithic cultures and psilocybin mushrooms Don t ask me how but somehow sometimes he succeeds I like the way Hancockntroduces the reader to these topics without beating you over the head with them He writes with the authority Basic BASIC (Hayden computer programming series) intelligence and experience necessary to tell his story and he doesn t seem to give one hoot whether you believe him or not Thedea that he s not trying to sell me anything made him much credible to me He might not have convinced me that fairies drive tiny little cars around the English forests but I ll admit he raises many many progressive and that s mild points that are very difficult to Socialist Construction and Marxist Theory ignore I now have a very different attitude about many of his topics I d also like to add that I ve read Dr Rick Strassman s book DMT The Spirit Molecule before I found Hancock s work Having read and appreciated Strassman s work greatly bringing his perspective to the table before reading Supernatural was not only helpful as background but Hancock answered several uestions I was left with after reading Strassman s bookUnless you re religious fundamentalist with no roomn your mind for any new The Succubus ideas whatever this book will make you think A LOT As one of the reviewers putt Mind Blown Boy I ll say A friend suggested I read this fascinating book tying n Shamanism Ancient Cave Art DMT Aliens sounds crazybut Hancock does a convincing job of tying all these things together with a theory that mind altering drugs actually tune our brains nto a different channel of reality Hmmmm after recently watching the movie What the Bleep do We Know which Dictionary of Misinformation is about recent advancesn uantum physicsenergy non linear time etc I found some of parrallels Rosettas Dress Mess (Tales of Pixie Hollow, interesting If you find any of this stuffnteresting this book Shadowtech (Shadowrun, 7110) by Karl Wu (1993-01-09) is for you I can t recommend this author highly enough his writing styles very clear and readable he does tons of research and supports his deas extremely convincingly I recommend ANYTHING this author has written This book talks about altered states of consciousness ayahuasca vision vine used n S America experiments DMT experiments trance states commonly used by shamans ancient cave paintings the San people who once lived Archetype (Archetype, in the Kalahari and commonality of experiences of drug and trance states annteresting take on religion and how the Catholic church co opted some curious experiences and oriented them towards the Virgin Mary and an nteresting discussion of what the brain might really be doing just a great read f you like any of these subjectsMonumentally good Well
Written And Researched Book Byand researched book by master of this field Hancock goes to some very strange places The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 2) in this uest from prehistoric cave art to McKenna s machine elves and constructs a strong case not only for the use of hallucinogensn the origins of art and spirituality but also for a new view of reality Read t alongside works by Nick Bostrom and Ray Kurzweil and you may be unsettled challenged and ultimately enlightened We can agree the supernatural has been apart of our culture for
THOUSANDS OF YEARS THIS STATEMENT ISof years This statement s subject of Graham Hancock s new novel Supernatural But who Driven (Full Throttle, is Graham HancockBornn Edinburgh Scotland Hancock spent most of his younger years Harrisons Principles of Internal Medicine in India Later he went to school and universityn the northern English city of Durham and graduated from Durham University n 1973 with First Class Honors n Sociology and pursued a career My Dead Pets Are Interesting in journalism He wrote for newspapers such as The Times The Guardian and The Independent and was co editor of New Internationalist magazine from 1976 1979 Hes known for asking legitimate uestions and challenging popular views of orthodox scholars Hancock Heat It Up (Out of Uniform, is the author of the majornternational bestsellers The Sign and The Seal Fingerprints of the Gods and Heaven s Mirror I believe his latest novel will fall n that category as wellWhen I first read a synopsis of Supernatural I was excited I love learning new things and deas Guys Like Girls Who . . . in this area I have to say after reading a few chapterst wasn t what I thought O Mistério do Lago (Inspetor Erlendur, it would be It starts out with Hancock describing his experience with a session of a hallucinogen He wasn t experimented with such drugs just for the fun oft He did t to prove a point Throughout part of the book he makes a case as to how hallucinogens help shamans reach another realm of existence This ncludes how some Tristes trópicos images depictedn cave art links the hallucinations they have there are Pax Indica illustrations throughout the book to show you what hes referring toNext his arguments shift to UFOs and hallucinogens You would think A Modest Independence (Parish Orphans of Devon, it proves aliens don t exist andt s all The Broken Sword (Forever King, in our minds Actuallyt s the opposite Many of those who have had experiences with hallucinogens describe similar Büyücü ve Cam Küre (Kara Kule, imagesncluding that of an alien like figure His belief The Witches of Eastwick (Eastwick is that they help connect us to them Skeptics may think that s a stretch especially since we are basically taught that hallucinations are nothing and we shouldn t believe what we see Whatf they are actually realFairy abductions factor Roll Of Thunder, Hear My Cry Study Guide in this euation as well These took place throughout Europe before UFOs became popularn the 1960s Fairies were known to take people randomly to Fairy Knolls some never returned Others were taken to be midwives or mother figure. Less than 50000 years ago humans had no art no religion no sophisticated symbolism no Gospođa (Suzana innovative thinking Thenn a dramatic change described by scientists as 'the greatest riddle EGGcellent Joke Book in human history' all the skills ualities that we value most highlyn ourselves appeared already fully formed as tho bestowed on us by hidden powers In Supernatural Hancock sets out to Stealing Midnight (Beneath the Veil, investigate this mysterious before after moment to discover the truth about thenfluences that gave birth to the modern mind His uest takes him on a detective journey from the beautiful painted caves of prehistoric France Spain Italy to rock shelters n the mountains of S Africa where he finds extraordinary Stone Age art He uncovers clues that lead him to the rainforest to drink the hallucinogen Ayahuasca wit. S for hybrids They were also known to switch Changelings for human babies Some even claimed to be tortured by fairies much like the alien operations These stories mimic those of UFO abductees Is t possible they are one Dragons Oath (Northbane Shifters, in the same Maybe considering there hasn t been a fairy abduction since UFOs camento playLast stop Theres No Place Like D-Wing in the book tours DNA It s a popular theory we owe our existence to a comet hitting the earth carrying an organism of some kind In Hancock s book he explains how some scientists believe Hatch Bright! it may have been than that Actually their thoughts are that our DNA may actually contain messages recorded by clever entities which we can access during sessions with hallucinogens Since the function of 97 percent of our DNAs unknown I can see how someone would propose such a theory Most scientists have thought the large portion was nothing but junk DNA that Heaven (Heaven Sent, it didn t really serve a high purpose Francis Crick co discoverer of the structure of DNA supposedly admitted to his colleagues that he was under thenfluence of LSD when he came up with the double helix shape Does that prove our DNA holds some secret messages I really don t know The drug may have picked up Monster, Vol. 3: The Perfect Edition information he already knewThiss but a large taste of what you ll find n Supernatural If you love reading and learning about the abnormal aspects of life you will love this book I think anyone willing to put themselves out there and test their own theories even f Dancing With The Devil it means putting yourself through some risky experiments Graham Hancock has that way of making you really think about what society has taught you I bought and started the book about a two and half weeks ago I am currently on Part III chapter 11 Being an artist and having a fascination for history and the human mind I could not help to be drawn to a different point of view about prehistoric cave artWell Graham Hancock takes you there and I really appreciate that he does This bookss not for everyone but the Tell Me Everything ideas andnuiries are worth Parental Guidance (Ice Knights, it to all If we do not take a momentn our daily lives to stop breath and uestion what Die Zeit, die uns bleibt is really going on with use as human being and our relationships to each other and this great life force call earth Then we will truly be The Complete Adventures of the Borrowers in a desperately frightful state of existence Invite any courageous well read and open minded adult to venture on their own path with the hope of recapturing the wisdom of our ancients From where I stand I am grateful to Graham Hancock and David Lewis Williams for their Claiming Cullen incredible workn this area This The Castlemaine Murders (Phryne Fisher, is my first b Almost the whole of the first half of the book deals with themages found Titanium Mike Saves the Day in prehistoric cave art and Graham Hancock s personal journeysn the The Daughters of Cain (Inspector Morse, interests of authentic and balanced researchnto the realms of hallucinogenic plants used by shamans San Angelo Showdown (Blood Bond, in all parts of the world past and present My focuss on the role of altered states of consciousness If Looks Could Kill in the origins of religionn the cultivation of authentic religious experiences and Elvis and the Blue Christmas Corpse in thenspiration of religious The Italian Kitten Meets The Russian Wolf (Giovanni Family, imagery My own opinions that once religions abandon forget or even outlaw the deliberate nduction and use of altered states of consciousness then they lose contact with their roots and wellsprings and great ugliness and materialism can be expected to ensue If the first half s Forbidden Ecstasy (Gray Eagle, interesting andnformative the second half of the book s both fascinating and compelling The author not only pulls together possible connections to folklore and mythology not to mention modern sightings of UFOs and alien
abductions n order to work out what s happening when the shaman or participant From the Highest Mountain isn ain order to work out what s happening when the shaman or participant Enchanted Heart isn a of trance but explores and analyses the scientific aspects too I loved the connections and nsights put forward n this book food for much thought and was thrilled to find a convincing answer to the patterns especially Celtic spirals found Of Grave Concern (An Ophelia Wylde Paranormal Mystery, incisednto our very own ancient monuments Michael Miley
Introduced Me To Graham Hancock S Work Many Years Agome to Graham Hancock s work many years ago that he gave me one of his books to read But back then Darkness Avenged (Guardians of Eternity, it was the book andts topic ancient Egypt which was of Bound in Lingerie (Bare Naked Designs, interest not the author Since then listening to old Art Bell podcasts ofnterviews with Hancock I have come to appreciate the author as an Red Wine Technology individual Whether or not one agrees with his lay hypothesizingt Its Hotter In Hawaii (Men of Hawaii is apparent that Mr Hancocks a sincere and well meaning fellowThis book Cataclysm is not original butt does tie together a host of material encountered Ultima Rumba En La Habana in other texts Picking up on the extraordinary similarities between the recorded encounters of people with nonhumanntelligences worldwide over the last 50000 years experiences which he personally obtained through the use of various psychotropic drugs Hancock speculates that such are not just subjective hallucinations but objective phenomena In other words there are nonhuman Return To Me intelligences and they and their environs may be studiedThe centralnsight of this book Le Collectionneur is that the brains Snapped 2 in part like a radio receiver which can by various means be tuned to different freuencies allowing a broader range of perceptions The easiest fastest means are by tryptamine neurotransmitters substituting for serotonin one of which Dimethyltryptamine DMTs produced n our bodies naturally and at various levels Other means such as fasting meditation extreme exertion also may work Indeed some people seem able to tune n to a broader range of freuencies with little or no effort Although he doesn t mention this these other methods may simply Diana Ross indicate that some persons produce DMTn the pituitary or less of A Killers Touch its antagonistn general and that others can nduce such production by such means as fasting etc It has actually been speculated that this naturally occurring DMT linked to circadian rhythms causes dreaming n everyone and the hallucinations and auditions experienced by extraordinary persons often dismissed Rough Sex In Her Lonely Cabin in our culture as psychoticHancock s arguments depend on his estimation of the evidence Its unuestionable that most f not all human cultures have used consciousness altering drugs The archeological evidence s abundant It Haunted (The Arnaud Legacy, is also unuestionable that mostf not all human cultures for which we have written records have maintained the existence of non human Deadly Intentions intelligences and other dimensions of being beyond the uotidian Extrapolating from this written records which don t go back H shamans whose paintings containmages of 'super natural beings' The Ocean Inside identical to the animal human hybrids depictedn prehistoric caves Hallucinogens such as mescaline also produce visionary encounters with exactly the same beings Scientists at the cutting edge of consciousness research have begun to consider the possibility that such hallucinations may be real perceptions of other dimensions Could the supernaturals 1st depicted Idiot! in the painted caves be the ancient teachers of humankind Couldt be that human evolution The Last Confessions of Mara Dyer and Noah Shaw (The Shaw Confessions, isn't just the meaningless process Darwindentified but something purposive ntelligent that we've barely begun to understandAcknowledgementsPart 1 Visions 1 Plant that enables men to see the dead 2 Greatest riddle of archeology 3 Vine of souls Part 2 Cav.