In this groundbreaking new work, Mark Booth embarks on an enthralling intellectual tour of our world's secret histories. Starting from a dangerous premise - that everything we've been taught about our world's past is corrupted, and that the stories put forward by the various cults and mystery schools throughout history are true - Booth produces nothing short of an alternate history of the past 3,000 years.
History is more than a list of things that have happened; it's a measure of consciousness and experience. And in The Secret History of the World, Booth's take on history is relentless, charging through time and space and thought in interdisciplinary fashion. Embracing cognitive science, religion, psychology, historiography, and philosophy, he draws a new timeline, and a huge swath of our cultural heritage that has long been hidden is restored. From Greek and Egyptian mythology to Jewish folklore, from Christian cults to Freemasons, from Charlemagne to Don Quixote, from George Washington to Hitler - Booth shows without a doubt that history as we know it needs a revolutionary rethink, and he has 3,000 years of hidden wisdom to back it up.
©2008 Mark Booth; (P)2008 Tantor
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.
Interesting, it explains our stupid human beliefs, spirituality while giving you great conversation material at the water cooler.
i have to start with i didn't finish the book i only got about half way through but this is what i foundthe book is deluted to fantacy, even by Darwin later in life a person he uses in part to form this book.The merging of bad science, emotion and part truths leaves a person wundering about fact checking
No he gives part truth making him unbelievable
This book gave me a new perspective on history as a. whole. I don't think most people would agree on a lot of the ideas the author has provided, but I think overall the history makes sense. And John Lee really makes the book sound like he's telling of a conspiracy. I love it!
I feel this book relied too much on one theroy and manipulated actual history to fit his theory
Maybe, I could be persuaded if it was another subject. His writing was clear and points made, they just didn't fit with actual history
I liked the narrator's reading. He did make the book more enjoyable
I did think the author has an interesting writing style. It was more the subject matter that I didn't enjoy. I love a good conspiracy theory, but his alternative history just couldn't be woven into actual facts.
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!
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