Graham Hancock – Magicians Of The Gods
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Graham Hancock is a British writer and journalist who specialises in theories involving ancient civilisations, stone monuments or megaliths, altered states of consciousness, ancient myths and astronomical/astrological data from the past.
02:45 Brian’s thoughts on the episode.
06:29 Brian’s Introduction.
08:00 ‘Fingerprints of the Gods’ controversially proposes we are a species with amnesia.
09:00 How a trip to Ethiopia led to Atlantis and its mystery.
14:48 The past as an ideological subject, controlled to keep society producing and consuming.
17:06 Academia and their media friend’s reaction to his radical interpretation of the past.
20:24 Ted removes Graham’s and Rupert Sheldrake’s 2013 Tedx talks.
24:18 What is a step too far for Tedx.
25:00 Graham awaits the day when Richard Dawkins has his first DMT trip.
27:14 Psychedelic experiences for research into the origin of cave art, shook him to his core.
33:19 Is there progress towards acceptance of psychedelics?
38:04 Britain is going backwards whilst America goes forward.
40:08 Does it have an effect on society in States where Cannabis is now legal?
42:20 The reason for the rise in support for Donald Trump.
44:28 Graham’s relationship with Cannabis.
48:49 Graham and Brian talk about Joe Rogan and his show.
52:10 Ayahuasca and San Pedro experiences and Governmental control.
1:01:28 When using psychedelics it is very important to be clear to make the intention for good.
1:04:18 When writing novels, he feels just like a kid playing computer games, totally in it and loving it.
1:06:43 Why Graham felt the need to take a break from writing non-fiction.
1:08:32 A book Graham would like to write with his wife, a photographer.
1:10:03 North America may hold the key to finally finding out what happened to our ancestors.
1:12:43 The reason Graham decided he had to write ‘Magicians of the Gods’
1:22:06 How Graham embraces his ego, its useful and negative sides.
1:23:39 What precious thing should be embraced, celebrated, loved and enjoyed.
1:24:15 How he is trying to work on one of his faults.
1:25:31 Success secrets.
1:25:59 Who he considers successful.
1:26:16 Advice to the younger generation.
1:27:17 Brian’s summing up.
Meltwater pulse 1B
Atlantis: The Antediluvian World by Ignatius Donnelly
Food of the Gods by Terence McKenna
Great Pyramid of Giza
War on Drugs
UK Psychoactive Substances Act 2016
San Pedro Cactus
Red Deer Cave people
Göbleki Tepe, Turkey
Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9
People mentioned in this episode:
Professor David Nutt
Professor David Lewis-Williams
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