Heaven's Mirror (Channel Four Book)
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Heaven's Mirror (Channel Four Book)

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It could be true! That's the enthusiasm that author and scholar-mystic Graham Hancock counts on--in himself and in his readers--as he lays down his theories of an ancient (Atlantean, perhaps?) civilization that disseminated a sophisticated religion of ground-sky dualism and a "science" of immortality. Hancock's previous work, including the popular and controversial Fingerp...more
Published September 2nd 1999 by Penguin Books Ltd (first published January 1st 1998)
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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
Sarah Keliher
With photos, so you can play along at home: pile of rocks? Or ZOMG LOST CIVILIZATION?! You decide!
Johnny Martin
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.
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.
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A very technical book, but extremely interesting.
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
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
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.
Nov 02, 2007 Kristy rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  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.
Interessante per il parallellismo archeologico-astronimico tra varie culture. Un po' ripetitivo per chi ha già letto "Civiltà sommerse"
Doris Pearson
Very enjoyable and informative. This was a library loan, want my own copy so I can spend time studying it.
Jamie Wildman
Liked it so well, I lost it before I finished it, and bought it again -- in hardback both times.
A book that makes you question everything = an amazing book!
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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)and Supernatural: M...more
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