Writer Graham Hancock traverses the world and explains his controversial theory that an ancient civilization, highly intelligent people who sailed the planet as early as 10,500 B.C., spread advanced astronomical knowledge and built ancient observatories. Skeptics may scoff, but Hancock earnestly points out similarities in giant stone structures in the Egyptian desert and Cambodian jungles, and on Easter Island and in Micronesia, he points out what he considers evidence of an ancient society of seafarers. His ideas may seem utterly bizarre at first, but Hancock presents them in an understated and good-natured manner, and he also makes clever use of computer graphics and aerial photography to illustrate the startling similarities in ancient structures found from the North Atlantic to the South Pacific. Hancock raises some puzzling questions, and even if you don’t buy his arguments, bolstered though they are by mathematical equations and astronomical diagrams, the Quest for the Lost Civilization is an entertaining mixture of archaeology, astronomy, and speculation.
Graham Hancock’s first stop on his 2010 North American book tour (for his novel “Entangled” http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1934708569/disinformation) was Dragon*Con Atlanta. On opening night he presented his lecture “Elves, Aliens, Angels and Ayahuasca” at Eyedrum. The Disinformation Company videotaped the lecture and is pleased to present it in full for those of Graham’s readers not close to tour stops or who were otherwise unable to attend. Make no mistake, the live lectures with Question and Answer sessions are the real deal, but we hope you’ll enjoy this video nonetheless (please excuse the low lighting). For more information about his ideas and the book visit http://www.entangledthebook.com.
Preeminent author and researcher of Mayan culture and the 2012 phenomenon, John Major Jenkins joins us to discuss the origin of the 2012 idea, how it has developed, what it means, and how we can work with it today.
Jenkins shows us how the Mayan 2012 prophecy is a misnomer, and is actually an astronomical science of great galactic cycles that appear to coincide with periods of transformation. We are in the culmination of such a cycle right now…
Interviewed by Luke Hancock
John Major Jenkins is an independent researcher who has devoted himself to reconstructing ancient Mayan cosmology and philosophy. Since 1986, John has traveled to Mexico and Central America seven times. In 1990 he helped build a school in San Pedro, near Lake Atitlan in Guatemala. In 1994 he delivered relief supplies to a Quiché Maya community in the Western highlands of Guatemala. Since beginning his odyssey of research and discovery with the Maya, John has authored dozens of articles and many books, including: * Journey to the Mayan Underworld (Four Ahau Press, Boulder, CO: 1989) * Mirror in the Sky (Four Ahau Press, 1991) * Tzolkin: Visionary Perspectives and Calendar Studies (Borderland Sciences Research Foundation, Garberville, CA: 1992/1994) * Mayan Sacred Science (Four Ahau Press, Boulder, CO: 1994) * Maya Cosmogenesis 2012 (Bear & Company, Santa Fe, NM: 1998)
Bringing together two inspirational investigators of our hidden past and uncertain future, this unique dialogue between David Wilcock and Graham Hancock takes us on a roller-coaster ride through the wonders of ancient civilisations and into the mysterious nature of reality itself. What is the Ark of the Covenant? Why is its loss the greatest riddle of the Bible? Has its final resting place been found? What do the Great Pyramids and the Great Sphinx of Giza teach us? What was the function of the Osireion and other awesome megalithic sites of unknown origin found throughout Egypt? Were the high knowledge and magic of ancient Egypt brought to the Nile Valley by the survivors of an earlier civilisation around 12,500 years ago at the end of the last Ice Age, an epoch referred to in the Book of the Dead as Zep Tepi, “The First Time”? The possibility of a great lost civilisation Atlantis by any other name was the focus of Hancock’s book Fingerprints of the Gods and the dialogue considers the evidence for this exciting idea — including out-of-place artefacts and technologies, ancient maps of the world as it last looked more than 12,500 years ago, and the mysteries of the Mayan calendar. Is it a computer for calculating the end of the world? Or do its prophecies of a great change to come speak to us of a joyous rebirth of human consciousness after 21 December 2012? Join Hancock and Wilcock as they discuss Angkor in Cambodia, Baalbeck in the Lebanon, underwater ruins submerged by rising sea levels all around the world at the end of the last Ice Age, and the alleged monuments and a gigantic sculpture of a human face on the planet Mars. The dialogue concludes with a paradigm-busting investigation of parallel realms and universes, spirit beings, shamanism, visionary plants, and the role of altered states of consciousness in exploring and understanding the full mysterious spectrum of reality. See: http://www.grahamhancock.com/ and http://divinecosmos.com/ . See Graham’s latest book at: http://www.entangledthebook.com/