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Mysteries of the Ancient Past

A Graham Hancock Reader

Glenn Kreisberg (Editor)


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Cutting-edge thinkers on the origins of civilization, the Giza pyramids, pre-Columbian and early America, and the power of human consciousness

• With contributions by David Frawley, Geoff Stray, Joscelyn Godwin, Daniel Pinchbeck, Antoine Gigal, and others

• Topics range from the origins of the Inca to the architecture of the Giza plateau to unified theories of physics and consciousness

• Companion volume to Lost Knowledge of the Ancients

As we pull back the curtain from the European version of history, we discover the vast depth of knowledge of our ancient ancestors--knowledge that not only dispels our image of them as primitive peoples but also corresponds with the forefront of modern science, philosophy, and spirituality.

With contributions by David Frawley, Geoff Stray, Joscelyn Godwin, Daniel Pinchbeck, Antoine Gigal, and other provocative, cutting-edge thinkers, this collection of essays commissioned by Graham Hancock, bestselling author of Fingerprints of the Gods, represents the latest, often controversial findings in alternative science, history, archaeology, and consciousness research. Covering topics ranging from the origins of the Inca and the secrets hidden in Vedic literature, to the architecture of the Giza pyramids and the Sphinx, to unified theories of physics and consciousness, this book shows how, by recovering our lost history, we too can experience the higher consciousness and advanced wisdom of the ancients.

Praise For Mysteries of the Ancient Past: A Graham Hancock Reader

“Reading this brilliant collection of essays is like watching history fall into a whole new context before my eyes. Insightful work all in one place!”
— Walter Cruttenden, author of Lost Star of Myth and Time, Director, Binary Research Institute

“Like its successful predecessor Lost Knowledge of the Ancients, this lively anthology showcases cutting edge research across a spectrum of disciplines — all devoted in one way or another to the quest for Ancient Wisdom.”
— John Anthony West, author of Serpent in the Sky, lecturer and guide

“Other equally insightful and resourceful contributors take us down the illuminating pathways of shamanism, Vedic literature and traditions of India, the modern mystery of black holes, the search for Atlantis, the origins and connections of Mithraism, Gnosticism, and Christianity, the ancient serpent/dragon mythology and a possible connection with the star constellation of Draco--plus much, much more. Loaded with thought-provoking information, illustrations and photographs (some in color!), this should be a welcome addition to the library shelf of any alternative minded reader.”
— Brent Raynes, Alternate Perceptions, November 2012

“The contributions are from some of the cutting-edge thinkers of today, guiding us to new realms of understanding ourselves, the world around us, and where we came from.”
— Rahasya Poe, Lotus Guide, January 2013

“A fascinating read.”
— Alice R. Berntson, New Connexion, March 2013

Bear & Company, 9781591431558, 328pp.

Publication Date: October 9, 2012

About the Author

Glenn Kreisberg is an author, outdoor guide, and radio engineer, who researches archaeoastronomy and landscape archaeology in the Hudson Valley and Catskill Mountains of New York. His books include Mysteries of the Ancient Past, Lost Knowledge of the Ancients, and Spirits in Stone. He served two terms as vice president of the New England Antiquities Research Association (NEARA) and studied archaeoastronomy at SUNY and archaeoacoustics on Malta. He is co-founder of the non-profit Overlook Mountain Center ( in Woodstock, NY, where he lives with his wife and two teenage children.