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Forbidden History: Extraterrestrial Intervention, Prehistoric Technologies, and the Suppressed Origins of Civilization [Paperback]

J. Douglas Kenyon
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Book Description

22 Feb 2005
In Forbidden History writer and editor J. Douglas Kenyon has chosen 42 essays that have appeared in the bimonthly journal Atlantis Rising to provide readers with an overview of the core positions of key thinkers in the field of ancient mysteries and alternative history. The 17 contributors include among others, Rand Flem-Ath, Frank Joseph, Christopher Dunn, and Will Hart, all of whom challenge the scientific establishment to reexamine its underlying premises in understanding ancient civilizations and open up to the possibility of meaningful debate around alternative theories of humanity's true past. Each of the essays builds upon the work of the other contributors. Kenyon has carefully crafted his vision and selected writings in six areas: Darwinism Under Fire, Earth Changes--Sudden or Gradual, Civilization's Greater Antiquity, Ancestors from Space, Ancient High Tech, and The Search for Lost Origins. He explores the most current ideas in the Atlantis debate, the origins of the Pyramids, and many other controversial themes. The book serves as an excellent introduction to hitherto suppressed and alternative accounts of history as contributors raise questions about the origins of civilization and humanity, catastrophism, and ancient technology. The collection also includes several articles that introduce, compare, contrast, and complement the theories of other notable authors in these fields, such as Zecharia Sitchin, Paul LaViolette, John Michell, and John Anthony West.

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  • Paperback: 344 pages
  • Publisher: Bear & Company (22 Feb 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1591430453
  • ISBN-13: 978-1591430452
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.5 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 31,343 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"This is a great compilation. . . . the type of book that makes you question what you have been told and makes you want to discover more for yourself."

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J. Douglas Kenyon is the editor and publisher of "Atlantis Rising." He lives in Montana.

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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful value for money 20 Oct 2009
This book explores many different subject areas and presents evidence and information in a very easy to understand manner. While the different chapters explore many different areas, such as the pryamids, stonehenge etc., they all begin to link together. The reader cannot help but begin to look at life a little differently. Because of the way it has been written it allows the reader to be able to put it down for a little while and then pick it back up, without losing the thread of the book. It informs you, enlightens you and most certianly gets you thinking about the truth regarding our past history.
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65 of 76 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A window into a fascinating area 26 July 2007
Having decided to explore the area of ancient mysteries and the origins of humanity I decided that this book would be the ideal way in. Gladly, this is the case. The collection of short essays on different but related topics provides a superb overview of many of the thoughts in this area. Consequently, as an introduction to further reading it is ideal but should not be underrated as a great stand alone read. I was (surprisingly) impressed with the rigour applied in each essay - the writers in each case being keenly aware of the need to present opinion in the context of evidence and reasoning. Very compelling.
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31 of 36 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting but... 13 Jan 2011
I approached this book with a very open mind and did find myself questioning a lot of accepted facts about our history. The chapters on Egyptian engineering and on human evolution from hunter gatherer to farmer are exceptionally good and thought provoking.
However, this is not a coherent book so much as a collection of articles from "Atlantis Rising" magazine, and as such it is very disjointed and often repetative. Some "chapters" are little more than interviews with individuals who have a book to sell and who only talk in vague terms about what their book is about.
The main reason why I only gave this book three stars is because it could have been so much better. Some of the chapters talk about extremely interesting subjects ( such as the Olmec stone heads ) and ask very interesting questions ( why do they depict African faces, how were they carved and moved etc ) which it then fails to answer. When an answer is provided, it almost inevitably is ridiculous in the extreme ( eg: music was used to levitate them, or space men did it and ran away- I am not joking, these are put forward as genuine theories ). I am open to the idea that maybe mankind did have help to jump from caveman to the bronze age, maybe there was a civilisation before accepted history began, maybe the Egyptians did have advancing cutting technology to achieve the amazing cuts and right angles visable today. However, this book asks many questions but provides very few plausable theories to answer them. It all too often makes huge jumps of faith which I found very lazy and academically shallow. For me, the book was worth the cover price for the two or three good chapters in it which are well written and thought provoking, but the authors need to get away from the conclusion that anything they cant explain must have come from Atlantis.
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28 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Eye-Opener 5 July 2009
I have found this book to be an amazing journey into the depths of ancient roots to our civilisation. Amongst other discoveries I was intriqued by the information about the pyramids of Giza,the connections between ancient wisdom and modern science, and while looking around the world through the eyes of the contributors, I was also introduced to many of the great names in this field. This book opened the door for me.
I fully recommend it to those who are looking for answers and are not happy with the widely accepted establishment views about our history.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Compilation 25 Oct 2009
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The thing I liked about this book was the way the material (from the magazine "Atlantis Rising") is presented in bite-sized chunks - the reader can dip in and out of it and does not need to read it cover-to-cover in A to Z order. The aspects covered would be familiar to the student of the "ancient mysteries" genre but at the same time, the book would make a useful introduction to anyone new to the subject wishing to "dip their toe into the water".

Editor J.Douglas Kenyon has put together 42 highly readable chapters written by a diverse range of contributors, and whether your sphere of interest is Ancient Civilisations, The Pyramids, The Flood, Extraterrestrial Visitors, and so on, there is sure to be something here to grab your attention.

The book is well illustrated and easily digested - each chapter/article is usually no more than 7 or 8 pages long. I particularly enjoyed the Pyramid contributions of Christopher Dunn, having read and enjoyed his book "Giza Power Plant". If you're familiar with the work of people like John Anthony West, Robert Schoch, Graham Hancock, and their contemporaries, you will enjoy a browse through "Forbidden History".

The common thread is - there is a growing body of modern opinion which calls into question the orthodox views of "Establishment Science" and puts forward some compelling evidence to back up its case.

Whether you're an "old hand" or a "new recruit" this book is a must-read.
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36 of 43 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book 10 Jan 2008
I loved this book. It has short essays by most of the big names in this genre and I found it extremely informative. Plenty of further reading to be had here. I saw it as a gateway to a whole new field of authors and their opinions on how civilisation started, through to how the Pyramids are actually a power station!

If you like short, thought provoking stories you'll love it, if you like different views on how civilisation started and what the meaning of life is you love it too.

Hope this helps - I lent it to a friend and......she loved it.
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1.0 out of 5 stars A waste of paper
This book is pure pseudo-archaeology nonsense. It doesn't deserve a star.
Published 2 days ago by Dstueber
5.0 out of 5 stars Food for thought
A well written series of articles suggesting that modern physics could allow us to view our world very differently. Intetesting.
Published 1 month ago by Pam Woods
5.0 out of 5 stars great book
great book! very interesting
Published 1 month ago by R Knowles
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Read
Brilliant book, a real eye openner, recommend to every one who wants to find the truth of past happenings, thanks
Published 2 months ago by Musicman1960
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT BOOK
I have read many books in the genre and have to say that this is one of the best. The format is a good way of providing readers with easily digestible thoughts and suppositions of... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Mrs. Judith Lugg
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I love a good read, and this is just that. Nothing is like opening a new book - e-readers eat your heart out! Will be added to my bookcase to be read again and again.
Published 9 months ago by Mrs RC Waters-Biles
5.0 out of 5 stars Better Than Expected - In Fact Quite A Revelation
This book was recommended to me by a friend, and I have to say that the title somewhat put me off, but I'm very glad that I did not let that intimidate me. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Capt I. McRae
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
Everything you need to know about history.It is nice sized book,not too big and not too much on one subject. Very good.
Published 16 months ago by MH
3.0 out of 5 stars forbidden history
this is one of the books I am saving for the summer. it is a long and detailed book and I am looking forward to sitting in the garden with it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Forbidden History
The book contains about 40 short essays chosen by Douglas Kenyon, from his bi-monthly journal Atlantis Rising (please note that this book represents only a small sample of Atlantis... Read more
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