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The People of the Secret

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The suggestion that both biological evolution and human history have been directed by a hierarchy of intelligences, the lowest level of which makes physical contact with mankind, is one found in both sacred and profane cultures. It is generally assumed that this process and its agents are screened from human eyes, but this book suggests otherwise.
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Published September 1st 1983 by Octagon Press, Limited
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Terry Williams
Dec 13, 2013 Terry Williams rated it it was amazing
The People of the Secret eloquently explores the idea that human evolution has been guided by higher intelligences - an idea that has been at the basis of human belief systems for thousand of years. The ideas and evidence borrow heavily from the works of JG Bennett, Idries Shah, Rodney Collin, and others, and are woven together in a highly informative and enjoyable read. I highly recommend this book for people interested in investigating the idea that our existence is not a random, accidental ou ...more
David Corvine
Dec 30, 2016 David Corvine rated it really liked it
What are humans evolving into? To what end are the Hidden Chiefs guiding us? Without addressing these points speculation as to the existence of a secret directorate is rather a pointless exercise. Much interesting material touched upon in this eclectic and meandering work.
Carolina Montague
Oct 13, 2012 Carolina Montague rated it it was amazing
It is comforting to explore the sense that there is a hidden human tradition that has shaped the world. I happen to think this is a need from childhood, a sense that someone is "in charge" and knows what he or she is doing when in fact, no human really has a clue. Still, Scott makes a convincing case for an unbroken thread of wisdom that runs through the mystics operating within and without all the major religions and even within the religion of science that has prevailed for the past two centur ...more
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