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Near the end of the last ice age, 12,800 years ago, a giant comet that had entered the solar system from deep space thousands of years earlier broke into multiple fragments. Some of these struck the Earth, causing a global cataclysm on a scale unseen since the extinction of the dinosaurs. At least eight of the fragments hit the North American ice cap while further fragments hit the Northern European ice cap. The impacts, from comet fragments a mile wide approaching at more than 60,000 miles an hour, generated huge amounts of heat that instantly liquidized millions of square kilometers of ice, destabilizing the Earth's crust and causing the global deluge that is remembered in myths all around the world.
A second series of impacts, equally devastating, causing further cataclysmic flooding, occurred 11,600 years ago - the exact date that Plato gave for the destruction and submergence of Atlantis. The evidence revealed in this book shows beyond reasonable doubt that an advanced civilization that flourished during the Ice Age was destroyed in the global cataclysms between 12,800 and 11,600 years ago. But there were survivors - known to later cultures by 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 - 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 and a warning to the future...for the comet that wrought such destruction between 12,800 and 11,600 years ago may not be done with us yet. Astronomers believe that a 20-mile-wide "dark" fragment of the original giant comet remains hidden within its debris stream and threatens the Earth. An astronomical message encoded at Gobekli Tepe and in the Sphinx and the pyramids of Egypt warns that the "Great Return" will occur in our time....
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By Kindle Customer on 11-10-15
The wait was worth it!
What did you love best about Magicians of the Gods?
The explanations though based on Hancock's research are given in such a way even if you do not agree you have a background enough to form your own regimen of research.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Magicians of the Gods?
I had never heard Hancock narrate anything. Received my pre-ordered audible early this morning and opened it up immediately. I was prepared to send the book back if the narration was "awful." It is not. I am more than half way through, wearing bluetooth device and barely getting anything done. I am mesmerized.
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I ordered a hard cover of this book in addition to the audible. It has not come yet. Looking forward to re-listening and reading these two together. Thank you Graham Hancock and Amazon.
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By Brian on 11-13-15
"Brilliant" is an understatement.
This book is a masterpiece and should be required reading/listening for all college level students. Graham Hancock's voice and narration style is so good audible.com should ask him to narrate a book a month.
Graham delves into the origins of mankind like no other researcher. The depth and breadth of data disseminated is staggering.
What I find so compelling is that Graham is the real Indiana Jones. He is not an armchair researcher as I am. He is living my dream and goes to each site multiple times surveying and reporting his finindings to us.
Furthermore Graham's detailed descriptive style of writing allows my mind to create a perfect picture of the site. Coupled with Google Earth and Google Images, I'm able to immerse myself into the story and live vicariously in Graham's world.
Cudos Mr. Hancock, I anxiously await your next book.
Boca Raton, FL.
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