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Heaven's Mirror (Channel Four Book)

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Hancock's Heaven's Mirror continues a quest begun in his bestselling Fingerprints of the Gods to rediscover the legacy of humanity--the revelation that the cultures we refer to as ancient were heirs to a far older civilization & inheritors of its archaic wisdom. Working with photographer Santha Faiia, he traces a global network of sacred sites on a voyage from the pyra ...more
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Published September 2nd 1999 by Penguin Books Ltd (first published 1996)
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Erik Graff
Sep 26, 2014 Erik Graff rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Hancock fans
Recommended to Erik by: no one
Shelves: history
I like Graham Hancock. I've read several of his books, seen a few of his videos and listened to many of his interviews. He seems a fine, compassionate fellow. He'll do a book on the Ark of the Covenant supposedly held in Ethiopia, then do one on hunger in that country. In his book Supernatural, where he tries out various psychotropics, he is delightfully frank in his descriptions of his fears and anxieties. He's a fair writer, a good storyteller, an earnest investigator.

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else fine
With photos, so you can play along at home: pile of rocks? Or ZOMG LOST CIVILIZATION?! You decide!
Lesandre
Jun 22, 2010 Lesandre rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wow... Hancock is considered a quack among the archaeological community, but his hypothesis and evidence are amazing. I think conventional history and archaeology have ruled it out because there is no immediate explanation that most would readily accept. I, for one, believe Hancock. The fact that so many ancient religious sites are an accurate skymap of constellations built on earth, all over the earth simultaneously is amazing. The pyramids at Giza, the Sphinx, Angkor Wat mirror the stars in Or ...more
Jack Davis
Feb 02, 2017 Jack Davis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Certainly makes you think and question the status quo of history and what we've been taught. A compelling case that much older civilisations thrived in our world.
Dale
Dec 09, 2014 Dale rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Heaven's Mirror was an interesting read. Graham's Hancock's theories are infectious and at times you find yourself marvelling at all of the wonderful coincidences and halfway believing him. Other times, he takes liberal use of supposition (even going so far as to suppose what Albert Einstein would have thought of one of his ideas) and he throws out so many ideas that he reminds me of a desperate defense attorney who throws out any idea to throw doubt on the prosecutor's case. Here, Mr. Hancock t ...more
Johnny Martin
Jun 08, 2011 Johnny Martin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Extensively researched and beautifully photographed, one of my all-time favourite books on ancient mysteries! Introduced me to the legendary Mesoamerican city of Teotihuacan, the enigmatic Easter Island statues and the exquisitely designed temples of Angkor Wat. Took me a while to finish it but left me feeling inspired to discover more with a list of must-see locations on my travel map.
Graham
Dec 12, 2010 Graham rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Puts forward some great theories to make you rethink the world's history as we know it. Scoffed at by the "experts" but only because if he is right, they know they will have wasted many years barking up the wrong tree.
Eli Shayotovich
A lot of rehashing of his previous works, but still contains some very interesting nuggets o' knowledge. If you can make it through the rehash (this one accompanied by a ton of color pictures, one of his first books with pics I believe) it's worth the effort. Starting to find that a lot of these speculative, alt-history books contain many of the same theories mixed in with new stuff, so it begins to feel like searching for a needle in a haystack. But again, worth the effort if this type of stuff ...more
Tory Wagner
Sep 21, 2011 Tory Wagner rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sciences
Essentially the author is positing that there was an ancient civilization that helped create many of the ruins that archeologists are now exploring i.e. Pyramids in Egypt, Easter Island statues, Machu Picchu, etc. He believes that such structures were created as models of constellations and that they have a religious significance. Some of his theories are in opposition to other researchers/archeologists and he seems to try to fit things to some preconcieved notions. An interesting text non-the-l ...more
Heidi
Jan 13, 2011 Heidi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Even though I may not agree with the assumptions, I found this a good read and good for creating discussions. See how many of your friends agree or disagree with you about what is presented in this book.
Robin
Mar 15, 2016 Robin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: history, archaeology
Many nice pictures. I love that he didn't pussyfoot around calling the Mayans "bloodthirsty psychopaths"! No political correctness here! And basically, he's right.
Prospero
Nov 14, 2010 Prospero rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: archeologia
Interessante per il parallellismo archeologico-astronimico tra varie culture. Un po' ripetitivo per chi ha già letto "Civiltà sommerse"
Joe
Dec 30, 2014 Joe rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a really fascinating book. Defo got me hooked and convinced me that the history they teach us isn't totally correct.
Kristy
Nov 02, 2007 Kristy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone
As a follow-up to his Fingerprints of the Gods, this is a good book. Very easy to read, and thoroughly enjoyable. I finished the book, and wanted more, that is why I gave it three stars.
Doris Pearson
Apr 20, 2013 Doris Pearson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very enjoyable and informative. This was a library loan, want my own copy so I can spend time studying it.
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Graham Hancock is a British writer and journalist. His books include Lords of Poverty, The Sign and the Seal, Fingerprints of the Gods, Keeper of Genesis (released in the US as Message of the Sphinx), The Mars Mystery, Heaven's Mirror (with wife Santha Faiia), Underworld: The Mysterious Origins of Civilization, Talisman: Sacred Cities, Secret Faith (with co-author Robert Bauval), Supernatural: Mee ...more
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