Interesting, it explains our stupid human beliefs, spirituality while giving you great conversation material at the water cooler.
Say something about yourself!
Interesting subject! Nice introduction to alternative Bible "stories". Can open your mind to pursue other esoteric studies.
Favorite character? The different gods and Gods! The corresponding myth!
All of it. Like his voice and pronouncing the words which were difficult to read!
Same headline as the book1
Not for bible toting individuals. Could be very scary for them!
I expected at the very least, a chronological arrangement of interesting but strange ideas. This book presented lots of strange ideas in a bizarre collection of unrelated events, references and proclaimations. Many of the ideas were interesting, but came in a messy torrent that jumped through the centuries and millenia sometimes in one sentence. There were no explanations and very few examples to support his ideas, just a lot of random fragments, illogicaly clumped together.
This is the first book I regreted buying. Title was misleading. This is also the first book I quit listening to before the end.
As far as content...I think the Author was on drugs or phsyco (albeit well spoken). He presents wild conjecture as if it were well researched fact. Basicaly he implies that those who disagree are dense or close minded.
Better title "A Long, Hallucinogenic, Yet Uninteresting History of the World"
if you are interested in the secret mysteries of the world and of the esoteric than this is the book for you. secrets that were at one time only permitted to the initiates of the mystery schools and secret societies. come to this party with an open mind and remember that many if not most of history's greatest figures were members of these societies.
A very thorough account of important views within the Western Esoteric tradition. It covers a wide variety of esoteric subjects that will be useful and necessary to any occultist hoping to practice within that tradition. There are only a few things preventing me from giving it 5 stars, the first being that it makes a lot of claims about historical personages without giving a reference or citation to support the validity of those claims, and second that the author is giving an account from a distinctly Anthroposophical point of view, that is to say he is clearly a devotee of Rudolf Steiner and thus presents material from his school of thought. There's nothing wrong with that, as I too share most of his ideals, but to present his ideas as representative of all of the Western Esoteric tradition while focusing on distinctly Anthroposophical ideas isn't entirely honest. Overall, a fantastic book though.