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Supernatural: Meetings with the Ancient Teachers of Mankind --by the author of "Sign and the Seal" & "The Mars Mystery"

Hancock, Graham

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ISBN 10: 0099474158 / ISBN 13: 9780099474159
Published by Arrow Books, London, 2006
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-----Tight square and clean, flat spine, (xii) 848 pages with b & w illustrations plus 8 pages of full colour illustrations, spine crease, store stamp. "Less than 50,000 years ago mankind had no art, no religion, no sophisticated symbolism, no innovative thinking. Then, in a dramatic & electrifying chang, described by scientists as 'the greatest riddle in human history', all the skills & qualities that we value most highly in ourselves appeared already fully formed, as though bestowed on us by hidden powers." Contents include: The visions / The Plant that Enables Men to see the Sead / The Greatest Riddle of Archaelogy / Vine of Souls / The Caves / Therianthropy / Riddles of the Caves / The Shabby Academy / Searching for a Roseta Stone / The Code in the Mind / Serpents of the Drakensberg / The Wounded Healer / The Beings / Voyage into the Supernatural / Shamans in the Sky / Spirit Love / The Secret Commonwealth / Here is a Thing that Will Carry Me Away / Dancers between Worlds / The Codes / Tuning in to Channel DMT / Amongst the Machine Elves / Ancient Teachers in Our DNA? / The Hurricane in the Junkyard / The Religions / The Hidden Shamans / Flesh of the Gods / The Mysteries / Doors Leading to Another World / Appendices: Critics & criticisms of David Lewis-Williams' 'Neuropsychological Theory' of Rock & Cave Art; Psilocybe semilanceata - hallucinogenic mushroom native to Europe by Professor Roy Eatling OBE / Inerview with Rick Strassman MD / Notes and References / index. Check out the scans. Bookseller Inventory # 006292

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Title: Supernatural: Meetings with the Ancient ...

Publisher: Arrow Books, London

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Soft Cover

Illustrator: Cover Illustrations: Detail from a Painting By Pablo Amaringo

Book Condition:Near Fine

Edition: 1st Edition 1st Printing.

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"Supernatural: of or relating to things that cannot be explained according to natural laws." Less than 50,000 years ago mankind had no art, no religion, no sophisticated symbolism, no innovative thinking. Then, in a dramatic and electrifying change, described by scientists as "the greatest riddle in human history", all the skills and qualities that we value most highly in ourselves appeared already fully formed, as though bestowed on us by hidden powers. In "Supernatural", Graham Hancock sets out to investigate this mysterious "before-and-after moment" and to discover the truth about the influences that gave birth to the modern human mind. His quest takes him on a journey of adventure and detection from the stunningly beautiful painted caves of prehistoric France, Spain and Italy to remote rock shelters in the mountains of South Africa where he finds a treasure trove of extraordinary Stone Age art. He uncovers clues that lead him to travel to the depths of the Amazon rainforest to drink the powerful plant hallucinogen Ayahuasca with Indian shamans, whose paintings contain images of "supernatural beings" identical to the animal-human hybrids depicted in prehistoric caves and rock shelters. And 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" first depicted in the painted caves and rock shelters be the ancient teachers of mankind? Could it be that human evolution is not just the "blind", "meaningless" process that Darwin identified, but something else, more purposive and intelligent, that we have barely even begun to understand?

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Graham Hancock is the author of the major international bestsellers The Sign and The Seal, Fingerprints of the Godsand Heaven's Mirror. His books have sold more than five million copies worldwide and have been translated into 27 languages. His public lectures and TV appearances, including the three-hour series Quest For The Lost Civilization, have put his ideas before audiences of tens of millions. He has become recognized as an unconventional thinker who raises legitimate questions about humanity's history and prehistory and offers an increasingly popular view of our shared history.

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