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5.0 out of 5 starsDeepest Wisdom Within
Reviewed in the United States on April 15, 2019
Fantastic and engaging read. A must for serious comparison into myths. Esoteric wisdom found along paths of clear knowledge from the collective nature source of all epochal imagery (hidden history of the Ancients) unfolds within. Helpful in putting much confusion of modernity into context. Causes one to consider the scientific accomplishments of previous cultures rather than pondering thru occulted and poorly choreographed explanations about how such advanced civilizations achieved their grandeur; which were obviously far more advanced technologically than NASA is by light years! We are re-discovering what many peoples already understood long long ago. Recorded and referenced histories go back 100s of thsds of years and more. The book does not make judgements upon written records or of oral traditions but would implore readers come to a self realization by discovering information that causes one to expand their own minds and concur with known facts and of what remains from the past. High above the casual status quo official, sidetracked narratives that lead to reckless abandon and despair. Dialed in and deep! A real treasure trove. Highly recommended.
This is an excellent book! If you first read the works of Zachariah Stitchen (The Twelve Planet) and then this book the nature and history of the human race comes together and also the religions of the world to a large extent. Where you take that from there is then entirely up to you!!
5.0 out of 5 starsPacked with knowledge and mystery!
Reviewed in the United States on September 8, 2015
I gave this book 5 stars because this is an exhaustive compendium of mythological knowledge in one short (505 pages) volume. It is professorial in writing design, which includes excerpts in Latin, French and German, as well as the many words and phrases from India, Mesopotamia, northern Europe, Pacifiic islands and so forth. I recommend reading the appendices in the order they are referred to in the main text. I read them last and did not glean an understanding that accompanied the chapters. All in all, this is a researcher's book with 29 pages of bibliography material, with extensive notes at the bottom of the pages so one can stay on text. Good luck and enjoy the perusal of mythology, astronomy/astrology, history, poetry and fable. Great reading!
5.0 out of 5 starsThis is a very difficult book to read
Reviewed in the United States on December 15, 2019
I give 5 stars because of the amount of research that went into its writing. However, the FOG INDEX in this book is a little overwhelming. It is much to scholarly for my taste. It is very informative though.
3.0 out of 5 starsHamlet's Mill is Incredibly Fascinating but...
Reviewed in the United States on October 22, 2020
The way references and footnotes are added into this copy make this book a challenge to read coherently at times, as you'll jump from the middle of a word at the end of a paragraph to a footnote with little, if any indication. Having said that, I think anyone interested in precession, mythology, astrology, astronomy, history, etymology, archeology or anthropology should read this.
I do not have a completed post secondary education. But one is not required to see that this book is a difficult read for the unscholarly. Difficult, but not impossible. The authors present a plethora of evidence of some sort of early knowledge lost through the ages but it is presented too randomly. And for someone who senses a core connection of all things; a unifying theory, this book leaves more questions than answers. It left me feeling caught on 2nd step of a 100 rung ladder to enlightenment. I need something to definitively take me to step 3.
As many have noted, Hamlet's Mill is not an "easy" read, but it is an absolutely worthwhile experience not only to read but to re-read this seminal thesis on the transmission of ancient astronomical knowledge through mythology and legend. Perhaps the fact that a reader must wrestle with this text is part of the reason that it has generated so many fruitful inquiries and theories by later authors. The entire book is rich with ideas, many of which the authors drop and then pick up again and again later in the text, some of which are simply left for later analysts to pursue further on their own. Slice into it at any point and you will find a rich vein of material that can suggest new avenues for you to explore in the ancient history and literatures of the world. Sometimes an easy read or a text that hands you all of its answers and does the work for you is not "what the doctor ordered." Hamlet's Mill definitely makes more sense the second and even third time through. That in and of itself makes this book worth your while -- it's a gift that keeps on giving, a book you can keep on reading, even after you reach the end!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 25, 2020
Long winded and not an enjoyable read. Love the subject matter, I’m interested in Velikovsky, The thunderbolts project, Graham Hancock, which read and flow well. I think perhaps as this was written as an essay and initially in Italian it makes it hard work to read. The language of the sentences are lengthy and half the words come be used to make the same conclusion. Would be easier if more succinct.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 14, 2021
I was expecting a historic book Instead I received a very badly photocopy. Could hardly make out the illustrations, looked as if the ink had run out when photocopying plus they were badly matched up. Part of the illustration was on one page with part on another. One of the illustrations was just a grey line. Pages did not match up in that you had part of a chapter/paragraph/sentence was on one page then it went to a new page. The inner page was a photocopy of the original book the final page stated "Printed in Great Britain" by Amazon. When I logged on to buy this it stated that it was out of stock and that they were awaiting a new batch. My advice for anyone looking for a copy of Hamlets Mill is, trawl the net/bookshops for an original do not buy this copy.
5.0 out of 5 starsSeriously thought provoking modern classic.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 28, 2019
I had been looking for this book for a long time now, and was really happy to see it finally back in print. Not the easiest book in the world to read, but absolutely fascinating in it's basic premise which is that some of what we thought of as pure myths turn out to be very cleverly encoded "messages" from a long-lost civilization. Highly recommended.
I'm very disappointed with the text of this Kindle version. I very much doubt it was formatted for Kindle because it appears to have been scanned page by page, with footnotes in the same size font, and then applied to Kindle. One has to hunt for the thread of the text, in between all the footnotes. Come on, Amazon, please fix this.