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Uriel's Machine (The Hiram Key #3)

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s/t: Uncovering the Secrets of Stonehenge, Noah's Flood and the Dawn of Civilization
Modern scientific investigations show that Earth has been hit many times by objects such as comets and meteorites. Laboratory work on comet impact effects demonstrates that comets could cause tidal waves to exceed three miles tall and near 400 miles per hour. In the last 10,000 years, there...more
Paperback, 480 pages
Published August 1st 2001 by Fair Winds Press (first published 1999)
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Hugh Evans
Another powerful and iconoclastic tome from Messrs Knight and Lomas in the same style as The Hiram Key. Sections were hard going but the recaps and chapter conclusions were helpful in keeping it all in perspective. Marvelously reasoned and fascinating about the sources of our culture and civilization and the connection with astronomy and religion. Great that these self motivated individuals have managed to research and reasonably conclude where a lot of 'experts' have not achieved.
Metaliths, Enoch, astronomy, comets, floods, and all sorts of goodies. Fun and insightful!
Johnny Martin
A rather long but fascinating journey that primarily explores Earth's Megalithic culture, a forgotten civilizaton perhaps, named the Grooved Ware People after their pottery design. Could these shapes, including some complex geometric decorations, be a type of lost pictography? The book includes logical analysis of ancient sites, such as Newgrange, Stone Henge, Maeshowe and others, looking at their solar, lunar and astronomical alignments, particularly to Venus. It explores ideas of ancient rebir...more
Mark Chadbourn
Stone circles, megalithic mysteries, prehistoric planetary catastrophes and a 'lost' history of the world - with that kind of colourful and compelling content, it's hard to understand why the authors went with such a sales-murdering title. But this is a worthy book for anyone interested in those things. Knight and Lomas are not only knowledgable fellows, they're freemasons with access to the restricted library of freemasonry.

They also delve into areas of academic study that have failed to break...more
Carl Brush
Uriel’s Machine is the most iconoclastic book, perhaps, I’ve ever read. It’s sort of like The DaVinci Code (Yes, I read it. I admit it. You’ll probably claim you didn’t see the movie, either.) except with less plot and a lot more math. Knight and Lomas have been exploring ancient history and pre-history for some time. Two previous works, The Hiram Key and Second Messiah: Templars, the Turin Shroud, and the Great Secret of Freemasonry, neither which I have, read covered similar material. Here’s...more
I like books that challenge current historical views only because you need people to look at things in a different light just in case there might be some truth in it. I also like books that make their cases and state clearly why they believe their alternative view is different. What I dont like is when the authors state that because they it is so, thus it is. This is that kind of book. If they had presented their theories and allowed the reader to judge the validity of the case. Too many times w...more
I really wanted a new book, but I refuse to pay hardcover prices and everything that I wanted to read doesn't come out in paperback for at least another month. So, I'm re-reading this one. If you're into theoretical history and a lot of math and science, this book is for you. It isn't a light read, but i'm all into that kind of thing. It does make me wonder whether our current view of "pre-history" is accurate or not. I'm not convinced that our forefathers forfathers weren't a lot more technical...more
Improponibile. Tante bufale e pseudoscienza vendute come fatti storici e dimostrati....

Very interesting indeed I. Really want to go and see Newforge in Ireland. What's the best preserved holding is ( though rebuilt I understand for the tourists) .that the planet Venus shines exactly through the port every 8 years shows how brilliantly it was designed many many years ago That is just one small piece of information from this book
Interesting in a train-wrecky kind of way, though I thought that the wheels really fell off when the writers ended up bringing it all back around to the Knights Templar. If you loved Holy Blood, Holy Grail, you'll love this book.

It did have some good photos of Newgrange and a few other prehistoric locations.
Tim Stamps
Basic esoterica, linking ancient Judaism with Freemasonry, with an in-depth study of the Book of Enoch, attempting to uncover the mystical mythical origins of the world and implications for the future.
A minor complaint: editing is sloppy - spelling and grammatical errors everywhere, but, still very informative.
Michelle Snyder
Another book full of history and paradigm changing information about the long-ago past. Well researched and written, one of many by this author worth adding to a history buff's library, if you like reading about the stone megaliths and the people who built them.
T.K. Thorne
OMG! Now I know who the angels will be in my new novel! This is a fascinting book that connects the megalithic stone builders of Stonehenge and La Grange to the Jewish people and the Middle East. Lots of daVinci Code stuff in here too.
Dermot Davis
It's terrific when a non fiction book reads like fiction, especially good fiction. This book reads like a mystery and a thriller and although the ideas presented are mostly speculative, they are also eminently plausible.
Todd Settimo
This is an excellent book which greatly expanded my understanding of the world's megalithic sites and the likely motivations the builders had for building them.

Re-reading it a second time as research for a book I'm writing.
Fascinating...a real geek book. If you love expanding your mind and taking an in depth look at our ancient history and the possible truths and myths surrounding the story of "the great deluge", you must read this.
For anyone interested in ancient rites, religions and unexplained sites, this is a must read. Thought provoking and an excellent, challenging, dialog inducing read for an intellectual book club.
Very technical reading. But posits some interesting theories about pre-history especially as it relates to megalithic structures and celtic culture.
Great book for those who are into reading about real history. Some things have been proven incorrect but overall a good book.
William J. Shep
Very improbable but highly imaginative possibilities to explain the mysteries of humanity's origins and early history.
This was a very interesting read, unfortunatly it's hard to determine how good the science behind it is.
entertaining....a bit of a stretch, methinks
Scott Judson
Very interesting look at history and prehistory
very interesting mind blowing stuff in here
Signed by Chris Knight
Flawed but intriguing.
Amazing shit
Simply stunning!
I was there jigging from foot to foot waiting for the book shop to open up for this one.

Searching for that which James Bruce was searching for.
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Christopher Knight, born in 1950, has worked in marketing, advertising, and public relations. He joined the Freemasons in 1976 and grew interested in studying their rituals and history, which led to Knight writing the bestselling The Hiram Key. He has continued his study of rituals through time.

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