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30 days ago
Graham Hancock
I’ve been fortunate to count Whitley Strieber as a close friend, ally, and teacher, for the best part of quarter of a century. He’s a remarkable man, an analytical thinker deeply in touch with his intuitive side, and while paying tribute to him here I want also to remember his amazing wife, the late Anne Strieber, his soul mate and inspiration who Santha and I were also privileged to know. I’m ve
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8 weeks ago
Graham Hancock
It is my pleasure to welcome Rory Duff, author of Grail Found, as our featured author for April. For almost two decades, Rory, a trained Geologist and a Geobiologist, has conducted remarkable research mapping the Earth’s sound lines – powerful vibrations that seem to emanate from the Earth’s inner core. During his research Rory observed that many sacred sites are found where these sound lines in
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2 months ago
Graham Hancock
It is my pleasure to welcome RL Poole, author of  "The Leedskalnin Codex: Breakthroughs In Understanding The Coral Castle", as our featured author for March.  In this article -- -- he shares some of the results of a decade of research into the enduring modern mystery of Coral Castle and of Edward Leedskalnin, the man who built it singlehandedly, using only simple tools and claiming
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3 months ago
Graham Hancock
It is our pleasure to welcome back Madeleine Daines, author of The Story of Sukurru and Before Babel: The Crystal Tongue, as our featured author for February. Madeleine embarks on a quest that weaves and winds its way towards a greater understanding of the sacred language of Sumer and in doing so takes the reader on an adventure that unlocks the hidden doors of an ancient worldwide language,
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4 months ago
Graham Hancock
I'm pleased to welcome Louie Schwartzberg as  Author of the Month for January 2020. Louie Schwartzberg, is an award winning director, producer and author of the Fantastic Fungi film with a companion book edited by the preeminent mycologist Paul Stamets. Fantastic Fungi explores the beautifully complex world of mushrooms and their underground network of mycelium that weaves its magic web beneath o
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6 months ago
Graham Hancock
It is with pleasure that we welcome Maria Papaspyrou, author of Femtheogenic Consciousness: Archetypal Energies of Regeneration, as our featured author for December. Maria eloquently explores the intertwined nature of the feminine and psychedelic state and how altered states naturally tap into the female archetype. Maria points out that both the feminine and the psychedelic states share the
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6 months ago
Graham Hancock
It is with pleasure that we welcome Waqas Ahmed, author of The Polymath, as our featured author for November. In this remarkable book Waqas explores the ‘untold history’ of the Polymath – a breed of exceptionally versatile humans with multidimensional minds. They are people who reject specialisation and instead excel in multiple, seemingly unrelated fields. As such they have had a significant
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8 months ago
Graham Hancock
It is with pleasure that we welcome our AoMs for October, Andrew Collins and Greg Little, co-authors of the new book, Denisovan Origins. Little and Collins team up to provide a comprehensive account of the enigmatic Denisovans and their impact on the emergence of modern human society. If they are correct in their findings, then they have discovered a missing chapter in our knowledge of the
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9 months ago
Graham Hancock
I am delighted to welcome the renowned Daniel Pinchbeck, co-author of the important new book on the science and expanding culture of ayahuasca, as our featured author for September. "When Plants Dream" (more here: ) outlines the historical use of Ayahuasca, its appropriation by the West and the impact it is having on cultures beyond the Amazon. It's good to have you with us, Daniel!
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10 months ago
Graham Hancock
I am delighted to welcome Dr Martin Sweatman of Edinburgh University, our author of the month for August 2019, whose groundbreaking work on Gobekli Tepe and other extraordinary sites offers an effective new way of conceptualising prehistoric art and dating prehistory. His important and fascinating book is entitled "Prehistory Decoded: A Science Odyssey Unifying Astronomy, Geochemistry and Ar
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10 months ago
Graham Hancock
Hi Jeff Good to hear from you. This is something I'd like to do. Please email me at gbhancock@gmail.com and we'll arrange for me to visit and give a talk to your school community at some mutually convenient time in 2020. Many thanks for your interest. Warm best wishes Graham
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11 months ago
Graham Hancock
Stories about an occult order secretly running a small town are the fodder of horror novels. Yet in early twentieth century New Zealand, the Order of the Golden Dawn thrived. In his book Beyond the Sun, Author of the Month for July, Nick Farrell, investigates the strange story of Whare Ra, the last bastion of the Order of the Golden Dawn. More here:
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12 months ago
Graham Hancock
It's our pleasure to host Darryl Sloan and his consciousness-enriching book I Universe as AoM June: Darryl's multidimensional critique of atheism is especially welcome in this epoch of mass materialism. Welcome Darryl! Warm best wishes Graham
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1 year ago
Graham Hancock
It's our pleasure to host award winning author and social change advocate Pegi Eyers as AoM for the month of May. Work like Pegi's is crucial in connecting global decolonisation with the Consciousness Revolution and ancient origins revival. Welcome Pegi! More here: Warmest wishes Graham
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1 year ago
Graham Hancock
The fingerprints of a spiritually advanced mother culture that thrived in prehistory can be traced in not only ancient but also modern and pre-modern cultural themes. Wishing a warm welcome to Daniel Moler, whose research digs deep into the uncanny similarities between Peruvian shamanism and the mystical symbology of the Qabalah. More here: Warm best wishes Graham Hancock
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1 year ago
Graham Hancock
Lenie Reedijik, author of the important new book on the deep antiquity and astronomical alignments of the Maltese temples, is to feature as AoM through the month of March to give her the opportunity to discuss her research with new members. Thank you again, Lenie, for sharing your important and thought provoking research with us. Read Lenie's article here:
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1 year ago
Graham Hancock
Ancient cultures separated by vast distances mirrored heaven on the ground by employing 'earth to sky' architecture in their ground plans. That doing so unquestionably required knowledge of complex astronomy and geometry is a great curiosity indeed, and a topic being puzzled on increasingly by scholars and independent researchers alike. It is my pleasure to welcome our Author of the Month for
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1 year ago
Graham Hancock
Shamanism can be described as ‘consciousness activism’ that exists in similar but different forms among indigenous cultures around the world. Joining up the knowledge held by all these shamanistic cultures to create a ‘whole’ understanding is a vital step towards reawakening consciousness in the western world. It is my pleasure to welcome Evelyn Rysdyk, who has a wealth of Nepalese shaman
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1 year ago
Graham Hancock
The Egyptians, among other ancient cultures, understood reality as "magic". Understanding how and why "magic" constituted their reality but became and has remained unreality to ours is fundamental to re-awakening consciousness in technological societies and reversing toxic materialism. It is my pleasure to welcome AoM Carl Abrahamsson, whose work reveals the integral role pla
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1 year ago
Graham Hancock
A hike in the New England woods with Glenn Kreisberg is always a fascinating and enlightening experience, and its been my privilege to join him on several of those hikes looking into the landscape archaeology and archaeoastronomy of the region. This is an important and under-researched subject about which we must learn if we are to understand ancient American prehistory. It is a pleasure to welc
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1 year ago
Graham Hancock
It is my great pleasure, and honour, to welcome the renowned Dr. Gabor Maté as our featured author for October 2018 with his important book 'In the Realm of the Hungry Ghosts'. Countering prevailing notions of addiction as either a genetic disease or an individual moral failure, Dr. Maté presents an eloquent case that addiction – all addiction – is in fact a case of human development gone askew.
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1 year ago
Graham Hancock
Ancient cosmology and etymology provide valuable insights into roots of cultures and curious links between them. Warmly welcoming my respected colleague Laird Scranton with his new book on the under-researched and mystical Maori culture of New Zealand. There is much to be discussed here! Start with this article from Laird: Graham
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1 year ago
Graham Hancock
Welcoming my old friend Hugh Newman of MEGALITHOMANIA as our featured author this month with a thought-provoking piece on stone circles worldwide: Enjoy!
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1 year ago
Graham Hancock
Some of the greatest mysteries of our time concern the very recently discovered species of human called the Denisovans: Who were these people? What were they like? To what extent do they fit in with our story of human evolution? On the contrary, could their evidential trail rewrite the story we have hitherto written? A warm welcome to my friend, the formidable Andrew Collins, whose importan
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2 years ago
Graham Hancock
Some great positive thinking here: Enjoy!
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2 years ago
Graham Hancock
Exploring humanity's historical relationship with consciousness-altering entheogens is fundamental to the Consciousness Revolution that is unfolding. A warm welcome to our AoM for May, Chris Bennett, whose original and authentic documentation of human history with cannabis is vital to the effort. Article here: Enjoy! Graham
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2 years ago
Graham Hancock
Oral histories maintain that the Hopi have survived three world-ages, each destroyed by the chaos inflicted on Earth by Sky and base acts of humankind. Welcome to my friend Gary David, our author of the month for April 2018, whose multidisciplinary investigation into the Journey of the Serpent People contextualises Native American ‘pre’-history and maps its course through ‘Old World’ territory
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2 years ago
Graham Hancock
During which periods of history the Americas have been peopled and by whom is an alluring mystery of depth and discordance. Welcome to AoM for March, Jason Jarrell, whose co-authorship with Sarah Farmer offers some intriguing answers to to the 'New World' enigma. Check out the AoM article here:
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2 years ago
Graham Hancock
Warmly welcoming our Author of the Month for February, David Anderson, and his excellent book, Hongshan Jade Treasures: Especially curious is David's contribution to the swelling evidential trail of the YD impact hypothesis. An intriguing read with beautiful images. Enjoy! Graham
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2 years ago
Graham Hancock
Psychedelics were revered by ancient cultures and used to explore and expand the higher realm that we call Consciousness. Welcome to our first AoM of 2018, P.D Newman, whose reinterpretation of Masonic symbolism brings us a step closer to reconnecting with the higher wisdom teachings of cultures in deep antiquity. Happy New Year!
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