Fingerprints of the Gods is the revolutionary rewrite of history that has persuaded millions of listeners throughout the world to change their preconceptions about the history behind modern society.
An intellectual detective story, this unique history audiobook directs probing questions at orthodox history, presenting disturbing new evidence that historians have tried - but failed - to explain.
©1995 Graham Hancock (P)2016 Audible, Ltd
Practicing Idealist, Dabbling Realist ;)
Graham Hancock did a wonderful job narrating his 1995 book Fingerprint of the Gods. I started this series with book 2, Magicians of the Gods, 2015, and it is interesting to see how much fine tuning Graham Hancock did in the 20 year span between the two related books. And, they are two entirely different books, with Magicians of the Gods focusing on a very significant geological event and its effect on humans and human's knowledge of their own history. Fingerprints of the Gods is an excellent introduction and foundation into the research going beyond the public narrative of mainstream academia and what is taught in public schools. Humanity's history, and earth's history is far more interesting than what is taught.
This book was pretty serious in parts, and I had to divert to a couple of other books in the meantime before returning to complete it. I've mulled over what I have learned in this book, and see how it fit with the two David Wilcock books read in the meantime. There is so much connection between their work - both authors are "big picture" oriented. David Wilcock even refers to Graham Hancock's work within his books too.
The third book of this trilogy will be coming later this year (2016) and I am looking forward to reading (listening) to that.
really makes you think about our true history on this planet. be ready to question a lot of what you think you know from high school history.
I cannot see why more people don't believe what he is saying. the evidence is so overwhelming that civilization is far, far older than we think it is.
Great presentation on theories of origins of various prehistoric structures. The pyramids of Egypt, Cities of South and Central America and other sites are discussed and similarities in legends from geographically diverse populations are presented.
This was one of the most engrossing and thought provoking books that I have ever listened to. Mr Hancock is also the perfect narrator for this work. You can feel the passion that he has for the information he is putting forward. I have reread many books, but this is the first nonfiction that I started over at the beginning as so as I finished it.
How can you be the same after listening to this work? I look at the geological landscape in which I live with fresh eyes and wonder I haven't felt for a long time!
an intellectual thorn in the side of the ankle of jig-saw assembly workers; whose attempt to reconstruct the entire history of mankind in accordance with the first hypothesis stated on this subject, now grows infected and must be addressed or else risk amputation.
No I would not. Too many outlandish stories that were manipulated to tie into worldly facts.
I was tired of hearing about the tall, pale, breaded white skinned man who roamed the world in a long robe, spreading peace and harmony. He was supposed to have taught the natives how to build their great temples, map the stars, create art, etc. The tall, pale, breaded white skinned man would appear out of nowhere, possessing great power, and was worshiped and regarded as a god by the natives he encountered. I guess the writer is implying that white skinned people are Extra-Terrestrials, because the tall, pale, breaded white skinned man was not of this world. No basis to the book. If you enjoy outlandish stories that are manipulated to tie into worldly facts, you will enjoy this book.
"Compelling and well presented"
A great read for those who have a notion that there must be more to know about our past on the earth. Graham brings together many facts, theories and research which paint an alternative view of prehistory when combined.
Nothing wacky or far fetched, more a focus on the new, overlooked and unwelcome evidence that misfits the established and accepted view of events in pre-history. It may be a sound set of theories or possibly flawed in various areas, for my money it represents a more believable and logical depiction of our past than we have in our history books.
This book will change and enhance your view of history beyond belief!!! There is so much history out there that you haven't been told because it interferes with the classical, schoolroom, established theories of things, whether it be the age of the prymids or pre- ice age civilisations. There is a lot of people out there who would say ou shouldn't know this stuff but when this books brakes open huge answers and even bigger mysteries, you won't look at historians who continue to refuse to entertain impirical facts you never knew existed quite the same way again!
"'Is it unreasonable to assume?!'"
Where to start, raises some interesting historical points but the whole book is case of painting a bullseye around where he's thrown his dart of research. The delivery is compelling but too many times I had to pause the narrative in order to stare into the distance at how easy he grouped events/ideas together merely because the facts didn't prove it wrong. If I hear 'Is it unreasonable to assume' one more time I might cry, the thoughts have no critical assessment and it ruins the basis of some interest points. I would recommend this if you're into a fiction based losely on facts.
"Very thought provoking"
As a rationale human being there are potential answers here to great mysteries that are linked together that make perfect logical sense but only when you understand how the jigsaw fits together. Finger prints of the gods does just that
If you looking for something that is mysterious and thought provoking then you'll love this.
"Thought provoking and incredibly interesting"
Loved it all! Graham takes you on an anthropological journey that charts the history of human kinds evolution. Utterly fascinating and thought provoking.
"Old book but still very thought provoking"
This book made me want to explore so much more about our human civilisation, in particular where we come from and what's in our future. Can't wait to read more by the author
"Much, much older!"
Good book but he filled it up with a lot of old tales etc, still raises some important questions that I happen to agree with.
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