Suggested Books

Suggested Books

Here is a list of suggested books. Click on the title to see a book description or click on the book to get it from Amazon. You are welcome to review any of the books listed. This page is updated regularly.

Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 01:42

Author(s):
William F. Mann

Uses the principles of sacred geometry, archaeological evidence, and Native American legend to discover the site of a secret Templar settlement in Nova Scotia

• Offers evidence that Scottish prince Henry Sinclair not only sailed to...Read more

Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 01:41

Author(s):
Scott F. Wolter

The Hooked X is a secret symbol first found on an inscribed slab of rock, dated 1362, unearthed by a farmer in Minnesota in 1898. This mysterious symbol inspired the author to pursue a nine-year investigation on both sides of the...Read more

Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 01:39

Author(s):
Mindy MacLeod, Bernard Mees

The runic alphabet, in use for well over a thousand years, was employed by various Germanic groups in a variety of ways, including, inevitably, for superstitious and magical rites. Formulaic runic words were inscribed onto small items...Read more

Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 01:38

Author(s):
Catharine Arnold

London. A vast, labyrinthine, ever-moving place that shimmers as the jewel of Britain. But what about beneath it? What of it's history? It's mishaps? It's dead?

Catharine Arnold invites us on a gloriously macabre tour - across...Read more

Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 01:37

Author(s):
Chris H. Hardy Ph.D.

How sacred sites amplify the energies of consciousness, the earth, and the universe

• Examines the web of geometrical patterns linking sacred sites worldwide, with special focus on the sacred network of ley lines in Paris

•...Read more

Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 01:36

Author(s):
Howard Crowhurst

Howard Crowhurst in this book has presented the most brilliant analysis of a megalithic site in the entire history of archaeology. His elucidations of the geometrical, mathematical, and astronomical principles by which ancient Carnac was...Read more

Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 01:35

Author(s):
Ian Tattersall

Fifty thousand years ago―merely a blip in evolutionary time―our Homo sapiens ancestors were competing for existence with several other human species, just as their precursors had done for millions of years. Yet something about our...Read more

Saturday, January 6, 2018 - 01:43

Author(s):
Jason Jarrell & Sarah Farmer

For more than a century now across the eastern portion of North America, burials of ancient people who possessed a very tall stature have been uncovered.

Ages of the Giants utilizes actual archaeological reports and the records of...Read more

Saturday, January 6, 2018 - 01:34

Author(s):
Michael Rank

From the #1 bestselling author of History's Greatest Generals comes an exciting new book on the greatest societies in history that vanished without a trace, and why their disappearance still haunts us today. Whether it is Plato's lost...Read more

Saturday, January 6, 2018 - 01:33

Author(s):
Richard Miles

The first full-scale history of Hannibal's Carthage in decades and "a convincing and enthralling narrative." (The Economist )

Drawing on a wealth of new research, archaeologist, historian, and master storyteller Richard Miles...Read more

Saturday, January 6, 2018 - 01:32

Author(s):
Paul Kriwaczek

Civilization was born eight thousand years ago, between the floodplains of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, when migrants from the surrounding mountains and deserts began to create increasingly sophisticated urban societies. In the...Read more

Saturday, January 6, 2018 - 01:30

Author(s):
Paul Devereux

Using a slew of disciplines - including archaeology, anthropology, linguistics, ethnobotany, biology and other fields - The Long Trip strips bare the evidence for the psychedelic experiences of various prehistoric societies and ancient,...Read more

Friday, December 29, 2017 - 21:59

Author(s):
R.K. Fisher, Martini Fisher

What happened when women ruled the world?

There are many questions about the Old Culture - a culture even before history was written. Whatever happened to the Great Goddess? When did patriarchy start? How did women become...Read more

Friday, December 29, 2017 - 21:54

 
Author(s):
Christos a. Djonis

Nearly 2,400 years ago, ancient philosopher Plato wrote the story of Atlantis, a compelling tale of an 11,000-year-old island civilization which has since captivated the imagination of poets, authors, and the minds of many scholars who...Read more

Friday, December 29, 2017 - 21:53

Author(s):
Michael Harner

In 1980, Michael Harner blazed the trail for the worldwide revival of shamanism with his seminal classicThe Way of the Shaman. In this long-awaited sequel, he provides new evidence of the reality of heavens.

Drawing from a...Read more

Friday, December 29, 2017 - 21:46

Author(s):
Robert M. Schoch

Scientific confirmation of advanced civilization at the end of the last ice age, the solar catastrophe that destroyed it, and what the evidence means for our future

  • Demonstrates, based on the 12,000-year-old megalithic complex
  • ...Read more

Friday, December 29, 2017 - 21:43

Author(s):
Andrew George

Since the discovery over one hundred years ago of a body of Mesopotamian poetry preserved on clay tablets, what has come

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Friday, December 29, 2017 - 21:38

Author(s):
Philip Coppens

THE ANCIENT ALIEN QUESTION reveals an array of astonishing truths. Philip presents a radically different understanding of the pyramids and how they were constructed, the origins of crystal skulls and how they were found, the...Read more

Friday, December 29, 2017 - 21:30

Author(s):
Florentino Garcia Martinez, Julio Trebolle Barrera

This work attempts to provide answers to some important questions that have emerged in media reports on the Dead Sea Scrolls, such as: have certain manuscripts been suppressed?; do the manuscripts question substantial aspects of the...Read more

Friday, December 22, 2017 - 23:28

Author(s):
Thimann I.C.

Suppressed by the early Church fathers who compiled the Bible, these Apocrypal Books have for centuries been shrouded in silence. Now, for the first time in paperbound book, the reader can discover the hidden beauties of the Lost Books....Read more

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Photo of Zecharia Sitchin (left)(CC0)Akkadian cylinder seal dating to circa 2300 BC depicting the deities Inanna, Utu, and Enki, three members of the Anunnaki.(right)
In a previous 2-part article (1), the authors wrote about the faulty associations of the Sumerian deities known as the Anunnaki as they are portrayed in the books, television series, and other media, which promotes Ancient Astronaut Theory (hereafter “A.A.T.”).

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Roman glass (not the legendary flexible glass). Landesmuseum Württemberg, Stuttgart.
Imagine a glass you can bend and then watch it return to its original form. A glass that you drop but it doesn’t break. Stories say that an ancient Roman glassmaker had the technology to create a flexible glass, ‘vitrium flexile’, but a certain emperor decided the invention should not be.

Opinion

Hopewell mounds from the Mound City Group in Ohio. Representative image
During the Early Woodland Period (1000—200 BC), the Adena people constructed extensive burial mounds and earthworks throughout the Ohio Valley in Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and West Virginia. Many of the skeletal remains found in these mounds by early antiquarians and 20th-Century archaeologists were of powerfully-built individuals reaching between 6.5 and eight feet in height (198 cm – 244 cm).

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