Magicians of the Gods

  • by Graham Hancock
  • Narrated by Graham Hancock
  • 14 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Graham Hancock's multimillion best seller Fingerprints of the Gods remains an astonishing, deeply controversial, wide-ranging investigation of the mysteries of our past and the evidence for Earth's lost civilization. Twenty years on, Hancock returns with the sequel to his seminal work filled with completely new scientific and archaeological evidence which has only recently come to light....
Near the end of the last Ice Age 12,800 years ago, a giant comet that had entered the solar system from deep space thousands of years earlier broke into multiple fragments. Some of these struck the Earth, causing a global cataclysm on a scale unseen since the extinction of the dinosaurs. At least eight of the fragments hit the North American ice cap while further fragments hit the Northern European ice cap. The impacts, from comet fragments a mile wide approaching at more than 60,000 miles an hour, generated huge amounts of heat which instantly liquidized millions of square kilometers of ice, destabilizing the Earth's crust and causing the global deluge that is remembered in myths all around the world.
A second series of impacts, equally devastating, causing further cataclysmic flooding, occurred 11,600 years ago, the exact date that Plato gave for the destruction and submergence of Atlantis. The evidence revealed in this book shows beyond reasonable doubt that an advanced civilization that flourished during the Ice Age was destroyed in the global cataclysms between 12,800 and 11,600 years ago. But there were survivors - known to later cultures by names such as 'the Sages', 'the Magicians', 'the Shining Ones', and 'the Mystery Teachers of Heaven'. They travelled the world in their great ships, doing all in their power to keep the spark of civilization burning. They settled at key locations - Gobekli Tepe in Turkey, Baalbek in Lebanon, Giza in Egypt, ancient Sumer, Mexico, Peru, and across the Pacific, where a huge pyramid has recently been discovered in Indonesia.
Everywhere they went these 'Magicians of the Gods' brought with them the memory of a time when mankind had fallen out of harmony with the universe and paid a heavy price. A memory and a warning to the future...
For the comet that wrought such destruction between 12,800 and 11,600 years may not be done with us yet. Astronomers believe that a 20-mile wide 'dark' fragment of the original giant comet remains hidden within its debris stream and threatens the Earth. An astronomical message encoded at Gobekli Tepe, and in the Sphinx and the pyramids of Egypt, warns that the 'Great Return' will occur in our time....


Audible Editor Reviews

"A great yarn...[Hancock] is a writer with a first-rate feel for colour and ambience..." (Sunday Times)
"Hancock's book is an absorbing big-picture analysis as well as a cautionary tale." (Nexus Magazine)


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Do yourself a favour and read this!

Graham Hancock is defiantly on to something. A brilliantly researched easy to listen to in my case, I'm sure just as impressive to read book. I been studying ancient human history as a hobby for years now. I feel Hancock draws together an excellent picture that combines and ties in so much of what I've come to realise myself about hunan history. We aren't being tould the truth about our beginnings. Hancock has certainly helped in correcting this, I'm certain this book is a turning point in our collect consciousness. A must read for all...
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- Philip I. Kyson

Provocative and thought provoking.

Well presented, well reasoned and balanced delivery of opinion and findings. A must for anyone who cares about who we are, where we came from and where we're going.
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- Chris Hardwicke

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-09-2015
  • Publisher: Coronet