After graduating from the Eastman School of Music , Jim Willis became a high school band and orchestra teacher during the week, a symphony trombonist on the weekends, a jazz musician at night and a choral conductor on Sunday mornings. The author of nine books on religion and spirituality, he has been an ordained minister for over forty years while working part-time as a carpenter, the host of his own drive-time radio show, an arts council director and adjunct college professor in the fields of World Religions and Instrumental Music. His teaching career produced both the comprehensive one-volume encyclopedia of religion, The Religion Book, and Armageddon Now: The End of the World A to Z, written with his wife, Barbara. Both were published by Visible Ink Press. Concern for spiritual growth in contemporary society prompted his book Faith, Trust & Belief: A Trilogy of the Spirit , while his love for long-distance bicycling led him to make several cross-country bike trips and inspired his first book, Journey Home: The Inner Life of a Long Distance Bicycle Rider and its sequel, Snapshots and Visions: A View from the Now . Savannah: A Bicycle Journey Through Time and Space continued in that tradition. His current residence in the woods of South Carolina inspired his books, The Dragon Awakes: Rediscovering Earth Energy in the Age O f Science, Ancient Gods: Lost Histories, Hidden Truths and the Conspiracy of Silence, Supernatural Gods: Spiritual Mysteries, Psychic Experiences, and Scientific Truths. And his latest: Lost Civilizations: The Secret Histories and Suppressed Technologies of the Ancients.
Unearthing the scientific evidence, myths, and legends of ancient civilization! The reminders of the Ancients are everywhere. They are saved in remnants in archaeology. They are found in reminiscences in mythology. They are recorded in books, story, song, and stone. Who were these people, aliens, man-or-myths? Do we still see their influences today? What remains of these inhabitants of the jungles, lost cities, and dwellings underground, underwater and beyond? How did they rise? Why did they fall? Will they rise again? From pyramids and underground bunkers to watery graves and ancient astronauts , Lost Civilizations: The Secret Histories and Suppressed Technologies of the Ancients examines the archaeological evidence and the traces left behind by more than 70 ancient civilizations.