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Magicians of the Gods: The Forgotten Wisdom of Earth's Lost Civilisation - The Sequel to Fingerprints of the Gods Hardcover – 10 Sep 2015

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  • Hardcover: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Coronet (10 Sept. 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1444779672
  • ISBN-13: 978-1444779677
  • Product Dimensions: 15.9 x 4.5 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (214 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 46,365 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A great yarn... [Hancock] is a writer with a first-rate feel for colour and ambience... (Sunday Times)

Hancock's book is an absorbing big-picture analysis as well as a cautionary tale. (Nexus Magazine)

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New archaeological evidence for a pre-historic civilisation.

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Graham Hancock's long awaited sequel is more an expansion of previously explored themes in Fingerprints of the Gods, rather than, as the title suggests, an exploration of lost knowledge.
For this reader, this was something of a disappointment, as I have long held the position that the ancients were far wiser than we currently understand, however, Hancock at least illustrates the astronomical and astrological knowledge contained in the lost civilizations, and how this could have been transferred to the present.
The Magicians of the title refer to the people who may have transmitted lost knowledge and the arts of civilization to people in a post cataclysmic age at the end of the younger dryas period following a global cataclysm, most likely a flood, around 10,000 BC or earlier.
Gone is Hancock's previous polar shift hypothesis, and instead we have a far simpler scenario of a comet collision with Earth, and a possible further collision in the near future.
To myself, the prophecies of doom do not represent the finest attributes of this book, and serve as something of a sensationalist discourse that distracts somewhat from the books true strengths.
The true strengths of the book are the insights into archaeological sites such as Gobekli Tepe in Turkey, Pudang in Indonesia, and various New World sites that are almost certainly older than the age traditionally attributed to them by mainstream archaeology.
This revision of history does not simply adjust dates, but completely destroys the orthodox position that human life was a hunter gatherer society before 3,000 B.C.
This may be familiar to those who have read Fingerprints, but where this differs is that Hancock illustrates that civilization has a very strong demarcation in the form of an a pre and post flood era.
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Magicians of the Gods is a sequel book that has been long awaited with extremely high expectations. I have been extremely intrigued as to just how the author’s sequel would transpire with the legacy that ensued Fingerprints of the Gods. In essence, Magicians of the Gods has not only surpassed these high expectations, but has done so in an intelligent, diligent and dedicated manner. Not only do we see Hancock’s usual synchronization of global data, from scientific analysis, courageous researchers, and world mysteries, but we see his additional 20 years of wisdom imbued within this work, since the release of Fingerprints of the Gods.

On a personal note, I practically devoured the content within the first day, not just because I am an avid reader of such scholarly material, but because there is a realism, truth and relevance to humanity with respect to the material, that Hancock has provided. Be prepared, the research in this book will inculcate you with a truthful perspective of the past, our origins, and our possible future based in hard science and reality. I have truly and thoroughly enjoyed this historical gem, in its entirety, it is a triumphant read on a multitude of levels!

Magicians of the gods has not only come full circle from its prequel, but has also launched us up a new level of the current evolving paradigm. There is an underlying sense of justice that prevails in this work, as we have finally reached a much clearer perspective on our origins, in that respect, this is an indispensable read; I have never been able to say that about a book before!

E.A. James Swagger
Author/RadioTV Host
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I had waited for Magicians of the Gods with much anticipation. An eagerness raised by Graham Hancock's coyness when questioned about remains belonging to a lost civilisation found in Visoko, Bosnia. I imagined that 'Magicians' was going to include bombshell revelations that he'd not yet referred to in print, lecture or interview.

However, Magicians is a development of Fingerprints of the Gods, incorporating complimentary evidence associated with Göbekli Tepe and doesn't refer to Visoko. Clearly 'GH' is careful to tread a fine-line of credibility and truth. I respect his efforts to bridge the worlds of institutionalised archaeology & anthropology, and exciting recent finds that are being verified by the hearts of responsible seekers who are waking up from the grip of the "amnesia" – referred to by GH so often. I'm still to decide whether GH's decision is a stroke of strategy or mistaken omission.

There is no doubt about the integrity of the product otherwise: the prose are outstanding, the illustrations deft and photos ooze atmosphere. In a period where media's production has become so refined, it is good to know that GH can still cut it. Indeed he does at this time when society is on the brink of confronting shattering realisations – in no small part due to the financial carpet being pulled from under communities who have found themselves living comfortably, almost by accident, and thereby falling into the pitfalls of relative ignorance.

Amidst calamitous emotional, psychological and intellectual chaos there will be few men or women that deserve to be looked upon as pillars of authentic knowledge. Few individuals who are grounded in principles of scholarship combining with expansive investigation. GH continues to prove himself to be such a pillar.
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