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Magicians of the Gods

The Forgotten Wisdom of Earth's Lost Civilisation – the sequel to Fingerprints of the Gods
Written by: Graham Hancock
Narrated by: Graham Hancock
Length: 14 hrs and 54 mins
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"A great yarn...[Hancock] is a writer with a first-rate feel for colour and ambience..." ( Sunday Times)
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If you've ever wondered about the appearance of disturbingly similar figures in the histories and mythologies of distant civilisations across the globe, we invite you to lend us your ears.

Graham Hancock's multimillion best seller Fingerprints of the Gods remains an astonishing, deeply controversial, wide-ranging investigation of the mysteries of our past and the evidence for Earth's lost civilization. Twenty years on, Hancock returns with the sequel to his seminal work filled with completely new scientific and archaeological evidence which has only recently come to light....

Near the end of the last Ice Age 12,800 years ago, a giant comet that had entered the solar system from deep space thousands of years earlier broke into multiple fragments. Some of these struck the Earth, causing a global cataclysm on a scale unseen since the extinction of the dinosaurs. At least eight of the fragments hit the North American ice cap while further fragments hit the Northern European ice cap. The impacts, from comet fragments a mile wide approaching at more than 60,000 miles an hour, generated huge amounts of heat which instantly liquidized millions of square kilometers of ice, destabilizing the Earth's crust and causing the global deluge that is remembered in myths all around the world.

A second series of impacts, equally devastating, causing further cataclysmic flooding, occurred 11,600 years ago, the exact date that Plato gave for the destruction and submergence of Atlantis. The evidence revealed in this book shows beyond reasonable doubt that an advanced civilization that flourished during the Ice Age was destroyed in the global cataclysms between 12,800 and 11,600 years ago. But there were survivors - known to later cultures by names such as 'the Sages', 'the Magicians', 'the Shining Ones', and 'the Mystery Teachers of Heaven'. They travelled the world in their great ships, doing all in their power to keep the spark of civilization burning. They settled at key locations - Gobekli Tepe in Turkey, Baalbek in Lebanon, Giza in Egypt, ancient Sumer, Mexico, Peru, and across the Pacific, where a huge pyramid has recently been discovered in Indonesia.

Everywhere they went these 'Magicians of the Gods' brought with them the memory of a time when mankind had fallen out of harmony with the universe and paid a heavy price. A memory and a warning to the future...

For the comet that wrought such destruction between 12,800 and 11,600 years may not be done with us yet. Astronomers believe that a 20-mile wide 'dark' fragment of the original giant comet remains hidden within its debris stream and threatens the Earth. An astronomical message encoded at Gobekli Tepe, and in the Sphinx and the pyramids of Egypt, warns that the 'Great Return' will occur in our time....

©2015 Graham Hancock (P)2015 Hodder & Stoughton

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ancient history on truth serum

Hancock unifies geology, climatology, and archaeology to expose the 6000 year amnesia our species suffers from -- and, with painstaking precision and rigor, directs our curiosity to the shared lineage of all mankind, to all the secrets of our past and future written in the earth and stars, and to the willingness to believe what the evidence implies.

I loved that Hancock illustrates his theories through firsthand experiences. This man is Indiana Jones IRL. In this way we don't have to take his word on it. We could go and see for ourselves what he describes. We have been sold a COMFORTABLE LIE that human beings were living in caves for 194000 years of evolutionary existence. Ancient man took pains to inform us of our incredible heritage, it's there in the sphinx, in gobekli tepe, in easter island, even in the bloody bible are traces of our inheritance and our future. This book has awoken me to unprecedented possibilities.

We - humanity - are more than you think.

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Lost civilization is real ... and Graham proves it

An in depth and thought provoking analysis that successfully challenges out-dated and innaccurate mainstream theories as to the history of human civilization. There is much more to where we came from and Graham shows us this through meticulous research and precision reporting.

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better sound

The sound quality felt fairly lack luster however, the reading was good. Perhaps better audio recording technology was not available.

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Amazing compilation of knowledge in one book

I will keep this short. I have been reaearching this subject for a number of years now, and Graham Hancock, alongside his fellow colleagues such as Dr. Robert Schock and Randall Carlson among others, have been amazing at delivering their collectively gathered information in a beautifully laid out, organized and sequential manner. 5/5, will be continuing on to his next book

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The past is near

Thank you Graham! The work has just begun. I will be recommending this book to my friends and colleagues.

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Graham Hancock is the world's most interesting man

I don't always enjoy audio books but when I do, they're narrated by this man.

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Astounding and enjoyable!

This was a great addition to the already amazingly in-depth material Hancock has put out over the past few decades.
Once again he covers so much territory literally and figuratively. Weaving a masterpiece of insight as to our list history, now being rediscovered.
I was recently in Egypt and so being able to finally have a better understanding of the layout of these places made the book even more enjoyable and relatable. I suggest anyone interested in this material make a trip to some of these ancient sites to better understand them and have a feeling experience.
Thanks to Graham for being brave with standing out against much criticism.

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fascinating subject matter

Graham's message and voice pair wonderfully to paint a picture of ancient times. Graham does thorough work to address mainstream arguments against his catastrophist theory.

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This is a must read.

Wow as if Graham Hancock out did his first book! Well ... he did, nice work. A must read.

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Fun and though provoking

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This book sparks the imagination to what could have come before. Whether Hancock’s theory is correct or not - it is very compelling and fun to listen to and think about.

I hope he is right because it makes a lot of sense.

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  • 2016-02-02

So good. So much information.

I really enjoyed listening to this book. Profound and extremely interesting. There is such an abundance of overwhelming information in this book that left me with an even greater respect for the ancient civilizations of earth. And I also couldn't help but to feel a strong sense of spirituality after concluding everything and in my own intellectually frail attempt to tie it all together. But the message was very clear in the end. Great work Mr.Hancock!

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  • Andrew
  • 2015-11-26

The future history of our past!

Having heard so much about this subject matter and read around it, it has been highly anticipated. Delivered by Graham Hancock himself, it was a real treat, who else can do his book more justice!?

A fascinating account to our own human evolution of civilisation that raises some very important questions. This alternative take on history needs to become main stream and the history books need to be re-written. These theory's have been gathering speed and continue to do so, with a range of factual scientific evidence that grows everyday.

Graham Hancock does an excellent job of drawing together information from a variety of fields and sources, and adds to this his imagination of what may of come before us.

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  • S. gustyn
  • 2015-10-12

Really thorough research

If you could sum up Magicians of the Gods in three words, what would they be?

fascinating, thorough, disturbing

What other book might you compare Magicians of the Gods to and why?

Noam Chomsky? The overall attention to detail when it comes to backing up data can be a little painful and dry.

What about Graham Hancock’s performance did you like?

He's a great narrator

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

not necessarily - it made me want to look things up

Any additional comments?

I think that people trying to debunk his work made him overly thorough and perhaps a bit dry. It reads (listens) like an academic text. I want to applaud him for all the hard work on bringing all that information together. I found it really interesting and it left me with a sense of deeper understanding of things.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-07-18

Thought provoking

Had to listen to some chapters a few times for it to sink in. Thought provoking and really puts the long accepted version of our past in serious doubt. Highly recommend it

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2017-06-19

A real look at our collective history

A revelation in our world history that should not be ignored. Thank you Graham Hancock.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2017-02-22

great book !

really great book and the fact graham narrated it made it that much better . look forward to his future work

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  • Kevin Kinney
  • 2017-02-04

this book is insightful: world view changed

a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

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  • fiatlux
  • 2017-02-02

breathtaking

So worth a listen. Mr Hancock is a beautifully and refreshingly honest person who exemplifies what it means to be open to new ideas and think objectively. such thought provoking ideas!! Cheers!!

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  • Brenner
  • 2016-11-23

Very interesting

Must be checked out. Very informative, thought provoking information!! Great listening for anyone interested in ancient civilizations and the younger dryas.

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  • Greg
  • 2016-05-19

Earth Shattering!

Fascinating theory of prehistoric events which legitimately challenges accepted ideas and theories. Thanks for another well researched and written, mind expanding book Graham!

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  • mudsketch
  • 2015-09-22

Mindblowing

C'est en connaissant son passé qu'on prépare son futur !

Heureusement qu'on a ce genre de shaman moderne pour nous éclairer au sujet des évènements méconnus du passé au travers de théories qui sont de plus en plus validées par les dernières découvertes, passé longtemps bafoué par les archéologues universitaires.

De plus, le livre est lu par son auteur lui-même qui est parfaitement compréhensible pour des gens comprenant l'anglais courant.

Peu être LE livre ou audiobook à posséder et a écouter plusieurs fois pour saisir toute les implications sur les origines de l'humanité moderne et comprendre les civilisations passées.

Je recommande aussi les nombreuse intervention de Graham Hancock, radio podcast et conférences disponible sur YouTube.