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The Secret History of the World Audiobook

The Secret History of the World: As Laid Down by the Secret Societies

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Publisher's Summary

They say that history is written by the victors. But what if history - or what we have come to know as history - has all along been written by the wrong people? What if everything we've been told is only part of the story? What if it's the wrong part?

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

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    "Amazing. ! Couldn't stop listening,"

    A must read. I almost wish I can forget what I just read, only to re read

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    Kathleen Oyanadel CT United States 02-11-16
    Kathleen Oyanadel CT United States 02-11-16 Member Since 2015
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    Interesting, it explains our stupid human beliefs, spirituality while giving you great conversation material at the water cooler.

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    eric 04-30-15
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    "Eyes to see and Ears to hear"

    A must read/hear if you are seeking answers to a world that doesn't make sense.

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    Jacob LUBEC, MAINE, United States 01-25-14
    Jacob LUBEC, MAINE, United States 01-25-14

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    What did you love best about The Secret History of the World?

    Interesting subject! Nice introduction to alternative Bible "stories". Can open your mind to pursue other esoteric studies.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Favorite character? The different gods and Gods! The corresponding myth!


    What about John Lee’s performance did you like?

    All of it. Like his voice and pronouncing the words which were difficult to read!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Same headline as the book1


    Any additional comments?

    Not for bible toting individuals. Could be very scary for them!

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    Chris Alta Loma, CA, USA 06-20-08
    Chris Alta Loma, CA, USA 06-20-08
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    "Does Audible give refunds?"

    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"

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    "A powerful lot of intelligence"

    This book is an intellectual dive into esoteric history of man according to western thought. Written beautifully and performed by the brilliant and charming narrator Mr. Lee. I've listened to it twice and going in for third time. I have no idea how anyone could get bored of this book!

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    Alberto 01-04-17
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    "A wonderful trip to broaden my knowledge"

    My mind was expanded and guided through a voyage of wonder, imagination and creativity. My soul experienced and was nurtured with a view of the world that resounded to my deepest cord. Thanks!

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    "Don't do it, just don't."

    I am normally interested in all manner of odd writings, theories, what if's, I read papers and books on physics and other varied subjects and so on, hence the reason this book caught my eye. I was hopeful, looking forward to some unique and different ideas with possibilities endless. I was disappointed. The Sahara Desert is less dry than the material contained within these narrated pages. I could not make it past the first few chapters before I had to abandon the mission or die of thirst. Narration was great, book was not.

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    "greatest piece of information I've ever received"

    i like every second of it and recommend it to anyone who is searching for the truth

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    L. Lee 06-17-16
    L. Lee 06-17-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Simply a Mess."

    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.

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