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
This entire book reads like an incredibly long foreword. Very flat and with no substance. I was very, very, very bored!!!
On level 5 of Robot Hell
What I joy the most is it a great source to mine material if one is playing in a roleplaying game or writing a script and need crazy material.
Yes I would. He did a very good job making some of the more farcical content of this book sound more serious and digestible. He added a conversational, tempting tone.
I could see a History Channel special or mini series. I think there's just too much presented in this book. Slices could be pulled out and made into movies but there the book as a whole could not function as a movie.
This book is fallaciously titled. If you are interested in an amalgamated mythology of all the earth's cultures, this book is for you. Otherwise prepare to be dowsed in rhetorical certainties strung together with a haphazard and tenuous thread of self-aggrandizing delusions. I enjoy mythology and religious history quite a bit. I would also consider myself open to all avenues of spiritual awareness. Unfortunately this book is shot through with so much contradiction and presumption as to make it unbearable in its presentation as historical fact and only menially enjoyable as this fiction it is. If you want some fool telling you how and why humans exist -- buy this. If you want history about secret societies and some authority on their beliefs -- go join one.
. . . or, at least, find a better book.
New fable, undermining established belief systems, seemingly designed for atheists, youngsters and those who have yet to form their own beliefs about God and Jesus. Propaganda of the NWO in my opinion and I couldn' listen beyond the first 30 minutes. How pathetic. Nothing here less fantastic than the traditional story of creation. Like Greek mythology I suppose. Lots of books like this coming out. Thought this was scholarly. Guess I should have previewed it longer. Beware.
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