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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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    chris sperry 01-30-16
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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


    8 of 13 people found this review helpful
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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"

    27 of 45 people found this review helpful
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    Anonymous 08-25-17
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    "book was good but it lies"

    great book but you have to figure out what's a lie.and what's truth. reptiles thing is all fake

    5 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    alan fenick 11-16-17
    alan fenick 11-16-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Enlightening"

    Interesting and for me a new take on history. Very linear storyline. Enjoyable, informative and just good listening.

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    Michele 11-13-17
    Michele 11-13-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Intriguing!"

    Tracing the narrative of humanity from our prehistoric days through the modern era, this audiobook provides a thoroughly unique perspective on the unfolding of human history and the significance of our transformative figures. Recommended for those interested in looking in the mirror of existence through a different lens.

    AUDIBLE 20 REVIEW SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY.

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    Word Junkie 11-11-17
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    "Ridiculous."

    This book is for people who will believe anything. What a bunch of hooey, layered on irresponsibly and with little to no evidence to back up the outlandish claims. Such a shame. Hard to believe it got any good reviews.

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    Lisa 10-25-17
    Lisa 10-25-17
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    "The title is misleading"

    This is purely a philosophical book at the high level.
    Listening as driving to work and here "Saturn eats it young"...What???
    At that point I stopped the audio and returned the book.

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    Adrian A Podpirka 10-25-17 Member Since 2015
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    "basically history channel conspiracy theory"

    basically history channel conspiracy theory... not worth the read. you would do better buying healing crystals and a pint of ice cream.

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    The Masked Reviewer 10-23-17
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    "Worth Hearing!"

    How does one comment on this sort of thing, being essentially a folk history of all creation carried forth by the best minds of all time? The narration and structure and style of the telling of this story are really superb and energized, helping to organize a topic too unwieldy to easily do adequate justice.

    The thinking person will see this as lore that can be researched. The unthinking pseudo-scientific materialist addict who can't think independently will simply scoff and say "let me sit back while someone else proves it to me". Do yourself a HUGE favor and don't be that sort of reader of such a profound book. Aside from the speculative conclusion of the author, the bulk of this book is heavy historical matter that can be verified as having occupied the minds of highly influential personages in the development of our current scientific worldview. The fact that worldview is lost to the depth of such minds stands as a sad testament to the power of the comfort of the mundane to small minds content to stand in the achievements of other people's experience of life.

    If you can appreciate this book, you are probably meant to lead your own experiments in consciousness.

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    andrew 10-18-17
    andrew 10-18-17 Member Since 2017
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    "History of the world through secret societies"

    one of the strangest books i have ever read, but couldn't stop listening to. If you are curious about what Secret Societies believe and have pushed down through the ages you will probably enjoy it. it is not light in its material however.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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