• The Stolen Legacy

  • Greek Philosophy Is Stolen Egyptian Philosophy
  • By: George G. M. James
  • Narrated by: Anthony Stewart
  • Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (642 ratings)
adbl_ms_membershipImage_includedwith_altText_B076FLV3HT
adbl_ms_membershipImage_includedwith_altText_B076FLV3HT

1 audiobook of your choice.
Stream or download thousands of included titles.
$14.95 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Buy for $10.46

Buy for $10.46

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

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."

Public Domain (P)2011 Anthony Stewart, LLC

What listeners say about The Stolen Legacy

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    477
  • 4 Stars
    90
  • 3 Stars
    47
  • 2 Stars
    15
  • 1 Stars
    13
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    347
  • 4 Stars
    100
  • 3 Stars
    57
  • 2 Stars
    18
  • 1 Stars
    20
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    408
  • 4 Stars
    65
  • 3 Stars
    35
  • 2 Stars
    15
  • 1 Stars
    14

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Disappointed!

Great content. Narrator made something that could have been beautiful sound technical and hard to follow. Voice infliction and pronunciations were just plain bad. Find a narrator who can pronounce Latin and African languages and I'd love to revisit this seemingly great piece of literature.

11 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Outstanding, one of my favorites in print

What made the experience of listening to The Stolen Legacy the most enjoyable?

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.

23 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Disappointing / un-objective.

I couldnt make it very long into this book, which was disappointing because i wanted to learn things i possibly didnt know, however (and especially with a book about philosophy) the arguments should be a little more objective. Within the first 10 minutes, the author states that “Aristotle studied under Plato for 20 years, but plato was a scientist (implying not a philosopher) so how could aristotle learn anything about philosophy from plato”...... Gregor Mendel was a friar and abbot, but his studies lead to the foundation of modern genetics... and further more, they didnt have “scientists” back then - even as of Isaac Newton’s day, he was a “natural philosopher” not a “scientist” / “physicist”... Philosophy is the foundation to most of the scientific fields to begin with... there were other flawed statements within the 10 minutes, but this one was the kicker. If you’re going to be that un-objective, clearly i cant trust anything else you present in the book.

A second very noticeable flaw is that within those 10 minutes, the author sets forth the claim that Aristotle “stole” all the works and just put his name to them, because theres too many works attributed to Aristotle for one man to complete in a lifetime.... - Aristotle is attributed with about 200 works, which is nothing, for a life time that doesnt consist of the modern struggle of having to work 40+ hours a week to pay bills... if your job was tutoring and research, anyone could produce this number - and academics do today.... thats not 200 books, thats 200 manuscripts, essays, etc. - Theres lecturers in The Great Courses series that are close to this number of published articles, essays, books, etc. furthermore, literature contextual critics of an author show that people tend to have the same vocab, way of saying things, syntax, in their productions - this is how they find pseudo authorship ( pseudepigrapha) of books in modern times.. .... if Aristotle just took all the works and put his name down on them as his own, it’d be easily identifiable.

I’m sure ideas were stolen and / or shared, but this book starts out very unfortunate and sets the first introduction as way too biased, to be able to listen further. For the statements i did hear, there was no evidence, just statements.

6 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Provocative, well researched.

If you could sum up The Stolen Legacy in three words, what would they be?

Logical, thoughtful and revealing.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Stolen Legacy?

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.

Which scene was your favorite?

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.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

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.

Any additional comments?

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.

30 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

OUTSTANDING GREAT RESEARCH, SUMMARY DELIVERY

OUTSTANDING GREAT RESEARCH, SUMMARY DELIVERY OF LOGIC AND FACTS, BASED IN REALITY AND PERSONAL EXPERIENCE

5 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Very disappointed

The argument was poorly constructed. Mostly speculation with little evidence to support the argument. When actual facts were stated, such as his long rant about the military conquests of the ancient world, they were irrelevant to the actual argument. To top it all off the narrator performed as if it was a race to the finish. I had to stop the recording to digest the material. I wouldn't suggest this to anyone that has no knowledge of the subject.

11 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

This is what the world needs

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.

22 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Excellent!

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.

9 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

This book is full of knowledge.

Great book, but the audio sounded funny. I will likely buy this book in paperback to have the knowledge to refer to.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

reconciliation

it contained good information. it seemed as if the information was being repeated because the thesis didn't have counter statements

1 person found this helpful

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Christina
  • Christina
  • 03-03-21

Brilliant and highlights so much

This is a GREAT book. well researched and positive. This book hasn't been researched and put together to slam the Greeks, but more so putting facts into perspective.
So many scholars know it would have been impossible for the 3 main men to have created what they 'did, and now we have proof.
The sad thing about this book is how the world will take the information.
I believe this should be made national news, but the agenda for segregation is huge, the truth is out there but no one wants to hear it.
It is about changing a mindset and changing the ideas of ignorance.
I will ensure everyone I know, knows about this book.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for MR DEVON C FFRENCH
  • MR DEVON C FFRENCH
  • 05-29-20

At last some sanity

I loved this book in its directness, its clarity, its shining light on the truth. The age old adage
" truth shall come to light" comes to mind. Now 2+2 =4

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Amazon Customer
  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-20-18

Insightful

Definitely listening to it again. Very informative and revealing. It has ignited a desire to also do some research. It throws so much light on so many historical facts v

2 people found this helpful