In this classic work, Professor George G. M. James methodically shows how the Greeks first borrowed and then stole the knowledge from the Priests of the African (Egyptian) Mystery System. He shows how the most popular philosophers including Thales, Anaximander, Plato, and Socrates were all treated as men bringing a foreign teaching to Greece. A teaching so foreign that they were persecuted for what they taught. He further shows a comparison of the teachings of the Mysteries to what they taught and with the former predating them the Professor’s point is made clear, "In truth there is no such thing as a Greek Philosophy."
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The actual factual history (our story) which supports the hypothesis of the ultimate Jack Move. This is Not intended to be a complement, but a suggest that there's nothing new under the sun should be observed. The accomplishments of the Kemetic (Egyptian) people represents an outstanding civilization that provided gifts to the world , religion, math, science and medicine that exceeds the current civilization in that it was in harmony with nature.
This is an indepth and thorough examination of the stolen history of African people. I found myself rewinding and replaying many chapters of this book in order to grasp the knowledge within it.
Logical, thoughtful and revealing.
I was particularly drawn to the appendix where the author presents a snapshot of all the facts, evidence and inferences that define the source of Greek philosophy. It presents a logical if somewhat impassioned justification for the books basis: Greek Philosophy owes it's roots if not entire substance to the Egyptian Mysteries. It has inspired me to do additional studies on this subject.
Unlike a novel this is a scholarly work where each "scene" is a revelation based on examination of historical documentation and then outlining the possible steps (where the historical record is blank) that would lead to the next scene. There is no "favorite scene". There is the satisfaction of understanding the facts and like a good forensic detective, developing the most plausible and realistic scenario based on the information available.
The entire book was moving in the sense that it called into question facts that I for one had never before considered questioning. Professor James made a comment to the effect, "that it is utterly unique in the human experience for one man, Aristotle to be proficient in virtually all the sciences and to create a body of work, that by any standard is beyond the capabilities of a single individual in a single life time." This fact alone should prompt each us to pursue a scholarly search to either affirm or disprove the conclusions which have been presented in this volume.
A thoroughly enjoyable and educational read. I listened to it as an audio book at first then read the text and took notes for further research. It can be tedious to read or listen to at times because of the authors meticulous attention to detail, but I found it well worth the effort and would recommend this to any one with a scientific mind and who is willing to apply the scientific method. It flies in the face of conventional wisdom and while the author has the stated agenda of elevating the stature of the African, which draws immediate rebuke and caustic responses, I believe this work stands on its own, is valid and deserves wider dessimenation and inspection. I for one will do my part on both accords.
I'm very happy with my purchase and I throughly enjoyed the information in this book. I think this should be in every library around the world.
Loved this book and all of the great work put forth in creating it. Excellent!
We are all victim of the lies, the untruths and the discrepancies perpetuated by racist Europe and America… Not saying that all Europe/America is racist, but suggesting that there has been, historically, a powerful faction that have systematically divided and conquered the masses of melaninated peoples around the world The mental bondage is proving to be much worse than the physical. Stripping one of his history is a sure way to keep him contained in bondage. Information like this... Truth, is needed if we are ever to restore balance in the world. This information should be taught in all schools and infused into the curriculum.
I did not get very far with with book. I am sympathetic to the general thesis of the book and was looking forward to a discourse on Egyptian philosophy. But Stolen Legacy is more like a sophomore-year essay than a reasoned discourse. The tone is relentlessly aggrieved, hectoring, almost angry and the content seems more like an outline than an expository narrative. I was very disappointed.
Stolen Legacy has taken multiple accounts of historical evidences pertaining to what is known as "Greek Philosophy" and has uncovered a great deal of inconsistencies regarding its main characters, while revealing an attempt to subdue the truth concerning the true origins of our social, religious, scientific, mathematical, cosmological and philosophical belief systems that exist today.The academic approach of Stolen Legacy is extremely judicious and robust, providing the reader with arguments that are scholarly, logical and quite undeniable. Impressive to say the least. Great read!
-Brian Keith Watson Sr.
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