British bestselling author will give two separate 90 minute lectures, with an intermission in-between.
Recovering Earth's Lost Civilization
Is the house of history built on foundations of sand? Disturbing new evidence recently published in leading scientific journals confirms that multiple fragments of a disintegrating giant comet struck the earth in a series of cataclysmic bombardments that began 12,800 years ago and continued until 11,600 years ago. The impacts brought the last Ice Age to an end, caused worldwide extinctions of animal species and changed the face of the Earth. Established theories about the emergence of civilization cite the invention of agriculture and monumental architecture at precisely 11,600 years ago – immediately after this sustained cataclysmic episode – yet the cataclysm itself is not taken into account by archaeologists seeking to explain the origins of civilization. What the record attests to, Graham Hancock argues, is not the sudden "invention" of new and previously unknown skills, but a transfer of technology to hunter-gatherers from the survivors of a more advanced "lost" civilization. These survivors were remembered by later cultures under such names such as ‘the Sages’, ‘the Magicians’, ‘the Shining Ones’, and ‘the Mystery Teachers of Heaven’. They travelled the world in their great ships doing all in their power to keep the spark of civilization burning. They settled at key locations where new archeological discoveries are now being unearthed – Gobekli Tepe in Turkey, Baalbek in the Lebanon, Giza in Egypt, ancient Sumer, Mexico, Peru and across the Pacific where a huge pyramid has recently been discovered in Indonesia. Everywhere they went these ‘Magicians of the Gods’ brought with them the memory of a time when mankind had fallen out of harmony with the universe and paid a heavy price -- a memory of immense significance to the predicament of our own society today.
Reawakening to Consciousness
In this talk which touches on Gnosticism, good and evil, the Great Pyramid, the mystery of death, altered states of consciousness and parallel dimensions, Graham Hancock argues that our society is over-monopolistically dependent on the alert problem solving state of consciousness and ignores, marginalises and demonises the contribution of non-ordinary states of consciousness at its peril. For example, we run the risk of prison, confiscation of our property and public humiliation if we make use of time-honoured sacred plants to explore our own consciousness. Yet surely the exploration and expansion of the miracle of consciousness is the essence of what it is to be human? And in what sense can we claim to be free when we, as adults, are forbidden to make sovereign decisions regarding our own consciousness which is, after all, the most intimate, the most precious, and the most sapient part of ourselves? Graham’s research into the ancient Egyptian books of the dead, and into shamanism, Upper Palaeolithic cave art, ayahuasca, and hallucinogenics have led to his hypothesis that experiences in induced altered states of consciousness have played a fundamental and much misunderstood role in the story of humanity. Recent research has produced intriguing scientific evidence, which this talk will review, that such experiences may even allow interaction with other levels of reality not normally accessible to our senses and thus may hold the key to the future of our species.
Author of the major international non-fiction bestsellers The Sign and the Seal, Fingerprints of the Gods, The Message of the Sphinx, Heaven’s Mirror, Underworld and Supernatural, and of the epic adventure novels Entangled and War God. Graham's books have sold more than seven million copies worldwide and have been translated into thirty languages. His public lectures, radio and TV appearances, including two major TV series, Quest For The Lost Civilisation and Flooded Kingdoms of the Ice Age, as well as his strong pres
- 21 jan 2017
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