The Resource Supernatural : meetings with the ancient teachers of mankind, Graham Hancock

Supernatural : meetings with the ancient teachers of mankind, Graham Hancock

Label
Supernatural : meetings with the ancient teachers of mankind
Title
Supernatural
Title remainder
meetings with the ancient teachers of mankind
Statement of responsibility
Graham Hancock
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: Less than fifty thousand years ago mankind had no art, no religion, no sophisticated symbolism, no innovative thinking. Then, in a dramatic and electrifying change, described by scientists as "the greatest riddle in human history," all the skills and qualities that we value most highly in ourselves appeared already fully formed, as though bestowed on us by hidden powers. In Supernatural Graham Hancock sets out to investigate this mysterious "before-and-after moment" and to discover the truth about the influences that gave birth to the modern human mind. His quest takes him on a detective journey from the stunningly beautiful painted caves of prehistoric France, Spain, and Italy to rock shelters in the mountains of South Africa, where he finds extraordinary Stone Age art. He uncovers clues that lead him to the depths of the Amazon rainforest to drink the powerful hallucinogen Ayahuasca with shamans, whose paintings contain images of "supernatural beings" identical to the animal-human hybrids depicted in prehistoric caves. Hallucinogens such as mescaline also produce visionary encounters with exactly the same beings. Scientists at the cutting edge of consciousness research have begun to consider the possibility that such hallucinations may be real perceptions of other "dimensions." Could the "supernaturals" first depicted in the painted caves be the ancient teachers of mankind? Could it be that human evolution is not just the "meaningless" process that Darwin identified, but something more purposive and intelligent that we have barely begun to understand?
Cataloging source
JBL
Dewey number
930.12
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GN470.5
LC item number
.H26 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Supernatural : meetings with the ancient teachers of mankind, Graham Hancock
Label
Supernatural : meetings with the ancient teachers of mankind, Graham Hancock
Publication
Note
Originally published: London: Century, 2005
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgements -- Part 1: Visions -- 1: Plant that enables men to see the dead -- 2: Greatest riddle of archaeology -- 3: Vine of souls -- Part 2: Caves -- 4: Therianthropy -- 5: Riddles of the caves -- 6: Shabby academy -- 7: Searching for a Rosetta Stone -- 8: Code in the mind -- 9: Serpents of the Drakensberg -- 10: Wounded healer -- Part 3: Beings -- 11: Voyage into the supernatural -- 12: Shamans in the sky -- 13: Spirit love -- 14: Secret commonwealth -- 15: Here is a thing that will carry me away -- 16: Dancers between worlds -- Part 4: Codes -- 17: Turning in to channel DMT -- 18: Amongst the machine elves -- 19: Ancient teachers in our DNA? -- 20: Hurricane in the junkyard -- Part 5: Religions -- 21: Hidden Shamans -- 22: Flesh of the Gods -- Part 6: Mysteries -- 23: Doors leading to another world -- Appendices -- Critics and criticisms of David Lewis-Williams' "Neuropsychological theory" of rock and cave art -- Psilocybe semilanceata-a hallucinogenic mushroom native to Europe / Roy Watlng -- Interview with Rick Strassman -- References -- Index
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Dimensions
25 cm
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Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
ix, 710 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9781932857405
Lccn
2006929814
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)71342456

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