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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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    MMR 07-15-16
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    "This was mind blowing!"

    Lots of great information although a bit dry in the beginning. Definitely worth finishing. I would highly recommend this to anyone interested in esoteric philosophy and some of history's greatest contribution in ways not formally written about in historical text. I have lots of follow on research to do! :-)

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    J. Lowry Paducah, KY USA 07-11-16
    J. Lowry Paducah, KY USA 07-11-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Amazing book!"

    An incredible tale that opens your eyes to the hidden history of the world we live in.

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    Amazon Customer 03-09-16 Member Since 2015
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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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    "Perfect Timing"

    Interesting, it explains our stupid human beliefs, spirituality while giving you great conversation material at the water cooler.

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    Jalcross 07-08-15
    Jalcross 07-08-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Excellent"

    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!

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    eric 04-30-15
    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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    Shannon Fort Dix, NJ, United States 03-25-14
    Shannon Fort Dix, NJ, United States 03-25-14
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    "An ok Alternate history, but not great"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I feel this book relied too much on one theroy and manipulated actual history to fit his theory


    Would you be willing to try another book from Mark Booth? Why or why not?

    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


    What does John Lee bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I liked the narrator's reading. He did make the book more enjoyable


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    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.


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

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    "Great book!"
    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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    Jelica 03-27-08
    Jelica 03-27-08
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    "Don't judge the book by it's title"

    This entire book reads like an incredibly long foreword. Very flat and with no substance. I was very, very, very bored!!!

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    chris sperry 01-30-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Questioning what was quoted"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    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


    Would you be willing to try another book from Mark Booth? Why or why not?

    No he gives part truth making him unbelievable


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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