Jonathan Black - The Secret History of The World (2nd Hand Hardback)
Here for the first time is a complete history of the world, from the beginning of time to the present day, based on the beliefs and writings of the secret societies. From the esoteric account of the evolution of the species to the occult roots of science, from the secrets of the flood to the esoteric motives behind American foreign policy, here is a narrative history that shows the basic facts of human existence on this planet can be viewed from a very different angle.
Everything in this history is upside down, inside out and the other way around.
At the heart of The Secret History of the World is the belief that we can reach an altered state of consciousness in which we can see things about the way the world works that are hidden from us in our everyday, commonsensical consciousness.
This history shows that by using secret techniques, people such as Leonardo da Vinci, Isaac Newton and George Washington have worked themselves into this altered state - and been able to access supernatural levels of intelligence.
There have been many books on the subject, but, extraordinarily, no-one has really listened to what the secret societies themselves say. The author has been helped in his researches by his friendship with a man who is an initiate of more than one secret society, and in one case an initiate of the highest level.
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Hardback with Dust Jacket
- Condition : Very Good (Almost As New)
- Category : Non-Fiction - History & Futurology
- Published : 2007 (Quercus - 1st Edition, 2nd Printing)
- ISBN : 9781847241672
- SKU : B002324
- PPC : SP700gm
- RRP : £25 (Unclipped)
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
"The startling revelations that form the core of this book show the world as deeply strange and mysterious, filled with secrets and codes, with humanity at the heart of a grand cosmic riddle." - Daily Express.
"For anyone interested in esoteric matters, mysteries, legends and many of the "is it true?" questions that haunt the world, this book is a must. My only complaint was that this book could have been double in size."
"The book is based on twenty years research and, crucially, the author has been helped to understand what is encoded in key texts by a high level initiate of more than one secret society, in one case initiated to the highest degree. Leonardo, Newton, Washington, Napoleon and an astonishing number of the great men and women who have made history are shown to have used the secret techniques to achieve altered states that have been nurtured and preserved by the societies. There, they believe, they access a higher intelligence and see the world as it really is. Great works of art, scientific discoveries and historic decisions are shown to have arisen out of these altered states - and with a remarkable unanimity of purpose."
- Google Reviews.
Jonathan Black is the nom de plume of Mark Booth. He was educated at Ipswich School and Oriel College, Oxford, where he studied Philosophy and Theology. He has worked in publishing for over twenty years, and is currently in charge of Century, an imprint of Random House UK. The Secret History of the World is the outcome of a lifetime spent reading literature in this area, publishing many of the leading authors in the field and hanging around antiquarian bookshops.