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.
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.
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.
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.
Scientifically, spiritually, and creatively, this is not just a work of art, but is also a call to open our eyes to what's right before us. Passed down in ancient texts and written in the heavens (literally), our past and future are spelled out. Exciting, motivating, and intensely engaging!
Great thought provoking book. A little confusing when he gets into the numbers, dimensions, equations, etc. Some visual aide or research of the various monuments would make everything come together.
Finally finished it.. I'm not very good at reading, I don't give myself time to do it but with the audiobook was very easy for me. Loved it. I would recommend to everyone who wants to open his/her mind to a different reality, different history. Understanding it will give you enough arguments to feel you finally understand the world and civilizations.
"'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.
"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.
If you looking for something that is mysterious and thought provoking then you'll love this.
"A must read"
A thoughtful, intelligent and comprehensive interdisciplinary work uniting mythology from a multitude of cultures and ages with modern scientific knowledge, and beautifully narrated by the author. Cannot recommend it enough. Moving right on to the sequel, Magicians of the Gods!
"Going back in time"
I read this book when it first came out and he mentioned many of the things I had learnt through difficult studies. It is a seminal work and I am so pleased he wrote it in such a way the man in the street can understand the procession of the equinoxes and the symbology associated with each age. I only wish these subjects were studied at schools and became mainstream that way there might be a way to save this world. But take heart like in the other worlds a seed population is saved but sadly will have to go back to primitive before evolving to understanding.
"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
"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
"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.
"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.
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!
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