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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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    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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    "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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    chris sperry 01-30-16

    a person in search for truth and understanding

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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


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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

    Say something about yourself!

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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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    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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    Gregg Albright 05-23-17 Member Since 2016
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    "To deep for me"

    This might be a better book to read than to listen to - it would allow you time to contemplate the subject matter.

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    jeff 05-18-17
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    "a bit dry."

    The story was a bit hard to follow. This may be becuse I am not intellectual enough, or maybe I am just not ready to go down that rabbit hole yet.

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    Nathanial ALBUQUERQUE, NM, USA 05-17-17
    Nathanial ALBUQUERQUE, NM, USA 05-17-17 Member Since 2008
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    "Amazing"

    Loved hearing about the blending of idealism and realism that has developed within human culture. This book revealed some new information, but most importantly, it revealed new perspectives and lenses to view human culture. I listen to it again and again. If it sounds interesting from the description and sample, trust that it is 100 times more compelling in its complete form. Highly recommended.

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