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Today's view of history cannot account for ancient anomalies, such as the Pyramids and advanced knowledge contained in India's Vedas. But in 1894, an Indian sage gave us an explanation not only for our hidden past but for the trends of today and for our future enlightenment - the 24,000-year yuga cycle.

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©2010 Joseph Selbie and David Steinmetz (P)2018 Tantor

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  • Rishi Tiwari
  • 2019-06-30

Fascinating

The book has content that cannot be verified empirically but it is fantastic and fascinating surely. If you are familiar with Eastern spiritual concepts the contents of this book may not come as a surprise. Frankly, they sound intuitive deep down no matter how strange they sound to our ears. A lot of religious philosophy would actually tie neatly into it. Keep an open heart and you might actually come out a little more sceptical about the modern “obvious” knowledge.

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  • VPayson/aloysiusbe
  • 2018-09-30

Life changing insight

This is fascinating and for me, rings true. As if remembering a distant past. This really puts life into perspective.

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  • Anna Noehre
  • 2020-10-19

Splendid narration, highly intelligent viewpoint

Wonderful smooth-voiced articulate narrator. The text has vocabulary from Sanskrit, classical Chinese, and French. The narrator handles it all beautifully.

The book itself is a great listen! I read The Holy Science 50 years ago. Ever since Sri Yukteswar's dual-sun description shook my teenage worldview, it's been on my mind.

How delightful it is now, to hear this exquisite presentation of copious scientific evidence, comparative interpretive frameworks, and future expectations.

Selbie and Steinmetz demonstrate that a wide array of modern data not only fits nicely into the ancient Yuga typology, but also that the organizing principle of a cosmic year can help to resolve many inconsistencies in current evolutionary theory.

To support the viability of 4-section, 24,000-year cycle -- which, as they point out, exists in many cultural heritages, including ancient Greek -- the authors present a compelling selection of archeological, historical, and astronomical observations. Their outlay provides a richly compassionate Big Picture view of human spiritual-mental-emotional-physical unfoldment over vast periods of time, in multiples of 12/24.

Assiduously researched, each tasty treat of knowledge is offered like a spread of delicacies on a buffet table. I relished each exploration of various disciplinary perspectives (e.g., paleontology, depth psychology, sacred traditions, machine engineering). On the third listen now. So engaging!

As other readers have said, the best part of knowing about the Yuga cycles is a deep feeling of purpose, meaning, and comfort. In these emerging times especially, for those who are ready to know, the authors deliver a great gift.

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  • Alejandra Gutiérrez
  • 2019-06-02

Advance re-arrange of humanity frameworks

Comming from a science background and a Catholic Family I have pass the last 10 years trying to let go limiting beliefs that limitate our opportunity to perceive beyond our senses. I want to Yale the authors for the approach, that resonates with muy personal development experience and invite others to hear beyond the limitations of what they know or have been raised to believe

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  • Audrey
  • 2019-01-17

a definite re-read/listen

I found this book to be very thought-provoking. I loved it so much I bought a hard copy.

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  • Kim
  • 2020-09-16

Why have I not heard of these before?!

I guess I just wasn't ready for them. It's hard to begin, I have read and researched my entire life for answers to the anomalies that our human history has presented, something that could explain them. This book does that.

From horse and buggy to a man on the moon in less than 70 years. What happened? Yet, the better question is "What is happening?".

Ancient archeology has presented finds that even with today's highly technical and industrialized society, science can't quite explain. From Puma Punko, showing evidence of machined stone blocks as heavy as 150 tons, to the massive stone blocks found in the Middle East, some over 1000 tons, moved by so called primitive societies, our science fails to truly understand how and why they were not only created but moved.

This book is superbly narrated by Paul Brion who simply put did an outstanding job. Easy to listen too and follow, I just never got tired of hearing his voice. Unlike other narrators I have listened to, he was perfect for the task.

The information presented really does tie up many of the loose ends that contemporary science has not been able to adequately explain. With that said, it will be very difficult at this point of the game to "Prove" that they are truth. Maybe in another 100 years as we enter fully into Treta Yuga they will. However, because of my own personal lifetime of searching for answers, sincerely, with an open mind, I can say nothing presented in these Yugas can be dismissed. If anything, they do address many of these anomalies that have yet to be completely understood by researchers of today. Some so intriguing that they have even been theorized to be creations of off world intelligence.

The Yugas finally gives me a different perspective to contemplate and one that very well could be true. From the physical evidence and the changes in the collective consciousness of humans, The Yugas seem to be able to explain the evolution and devolution of societies.

I found the explanations in the book to be very compelling. Although, someone much more intelligent than me, well versed in ancient history, may possibly question when the downturns and upturns happened in societies, in relation to when the different Yugas end and then a new one begins.

My intuition tells me they are on to something and it gives me hope for humankind's future. There always is a larger picture.



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  • Bobby Dean
  • 2019-09-07

Logical and Concise.

This is the first book that actually is focused and infinitely understandable in its attempt to clarify many mysteries and concepts from past ages. Brilliantly written. A must for anyone interested in spirituality and religion and who has an interest in many of the unexplained mysteries from the past.

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  • Champs McGee
  • 2020-12-10

Absolute massacre of Yugas

Was looking for a working translation of Vedic texts and instead got a heaping bowl of wandering crackpot modern philosophy with nary even a whiff of Hindu scriptures. Great disappointment with this purchase.

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  • Z
  • 2019-02-19

Excellent book but one slight problem

This book is great and should be regular reading for everyone, but I am about to step on some toes in this review. I have no qualms with the yugas mind you those are true compared to the idea Einstein stole then manipulated into a wrong equation from James clerk Maxwell and Max von laue. Maxwell is very difficult to understand for most, sadly I am still unfamiliar with Laue but einstein got lost trying to understand Maxwell. Anyone who knows Electricity knows that due to the errant Einstein equation electricity and electrical lines of force shouldn't exist but obviously they do and they are engineerable and have practical applications. This theory undermines Sri Yukteswar Giri and his statement of the universe being made up of fine particles and electricities because according to Einstein electricity doesn't exist which anyone who works in the electrical field knows is a farse beyond reproach. I hope the authors are looking more closely at electricity and electrical theory and actions within electricity that do not have an explanation to how it works. We as human being will find the answers that have eluded us, because those who idolize Einstein have and are following his errant equation are not thinking clearly but are lost thinking to deeply while leading us down the wrong path. Read J.J. Thompson's works, anything you can find on Ernst Alexanderson, anything and everything Charles Proteus Steinmetz has done and finally Eric P Dollard. Tesla is definitely in the mix and we need to follow his example especially pertaining to experimentation and not getting lost in mathematical equations that have nothing to do with the Natural world and the more we don't consider ourselves as part of the Natural world the farther we will stray from truth of reality. This book is great when listening to the Yugas and historical significance is beyond the scope we can appreciate currently the consuming capitalist society we live in is exactly the opposite to how we should be living. I have read this book several times now and still consider it a must read for everyone especially pertaining to the Yugas.

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  • Srinivas Krishna
  • 2019-01-24

good read

good read to know about where we are where we were and where we are going.

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