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.

00:00 Trailer.
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.

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Kale
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Kale

AWESOME as usual London Real quality!!!

Alfredo
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Alfredo

Quite refreshing to hear an honest man who dares to think outside the box and who is not afraid to swim against the current. He is right we are at a crossroads as a species. We can easily descend into another dark age, or we can enter into a great Renaissance! I believe the later is it!

merquetio
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merquetio

Mr. Hancock, My overall impression of your interview here puts me in mind of John Stuart Mills “On Liberty”, which, if I remember correctly, was dedicated to his wife (which was unheard of at the time of its publication). If you receive this reply, I have an idea that just occurred to me concerning your interactions regarding TED and TEDx. Could the two TED’s you have participated in have been a “psy-op” to convince you to never do one again? A “reverse-psychology” technique? As in a possible conversation occurring – “Hmmmmm, we’ve inured him (Hancock) to presenting studies within a… Read more »

merquetio
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merquetio

Mr. Hancock, if you receive this reply, I have an idea that just occurred to me concerning your interactions regarding TED and TEDx. Could the two TED’s you have participated in have been a “psy-op” to convince you to never do one again? A “reverse-psychology” technique? As in a possible conversation occurring – “Hmmmmm, we’ve inured him (Hancock) to presenting studies within a scientific method framework on our TEDs. He has publicly declared that he will never do another TED or TED(x) talk. Good. Problem solved. He’ll go away into relatively obscurity and be labeled a “quack”.” “But, what if… Read more »

joejib313410
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joejib313410

Fantastic interview, what a great man, salute!

jayhackleman120
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jayhackleman120

I know this interview was done a while ago, and some things have changed in the U.S. and Canada regarding legalization of Cannabis….mostly for the better. A lot of the points, however, are still as valid as ever. There’s two things I would like to add to the conversation…both having to do “government” in their own different ways. 1 – The observations regarding States in the U.S. voting to legalize, vs the Federal gov. not. The sovereignty of the States vs the Central Government (“Federal”) has been a struggle from the beginning, but fortunately the precedent was set very early… Read more »

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santagato621396

His ideas are interesting & valuable as we are currently at our global tipping point. Our economic & political systems are severely corrupted & damaging to humanity without question. Collectively how can we solve our greatest problems if our intellect & consciousness are programmed, limited & blocked from reaching its highest potential? Our limited views, selfishness & dead end prejudices short circuit our ability to see & undrstand our world & existence. We are surely at a challenging point in our history where existential threats created by man or set off by nature will destroy all that we’ve created &… Read more »

santagato621396
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santagato621396

His ideas are interesting & valuable as we are currently at our global tipping point. Our economic & political systems are severely corrupted & damaging to humanity without question. Collectively how can we solve our greatest problems if our intellect & consciousness are programmed, limited & blocked from reaching its highest potential? Our limited views, selfishness & dead end prejudices short circuit our ability to see & undrstand our world & existence. We are surely at a challenging point in our history where existential threats created by man or set off by nature will destroy all that we’ve created &… Read more »

Ritesh
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Great talk! Who is the person whom Graham thinks is successful? Dennis who?

Mike
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I’ve left comments three times over the last two or three years at TED and all three times my comment was deleted within a day. Whoever is responsible for monitoring the comments to TED videos, they are allergic to anything that doesn’t represent their double-digit mentalities.

I’m learning from this talk by Hancock that narrow-minded PC people are representative of TED in general.

wild53pete982
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wild53pete982

I am artistic Painter (FB Peter Wild) and I paint 90% under the influence of THC (Hash/Weed)….I guess I only did the other 10% to proof to myself I can also do it without…xd.

A
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May Hancock and Icke live long and prosper for as long as they are alive we will prosper

Mikey
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I love everything this man says! I’m going to buy his books on the back of this interview!

kongeast721
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kongeast721

Graham Hancock is a legend, the world really needs people like him.

kasia_dob89
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kasia_dob89

Greate interview ! I liked the part when Mr.Hancock seys::”We shoul stop be so fucking arrogant and proud of our achievements…….” Definitely something to think about folks !

prmibullrun21
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prmibullrun21

Please have Graham discuss the Bosnian pyramids which predate Gobekli Tepe by 20,000 years

Antonio
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What a great ideas this man has. It realy sounds what he says, has very logical background. Thank you Brian for sharing this interview for free. It means to me a lot. I really appreciate your work, you are such a great man. It maybe sound like flatter, but god damn I mean it! Thank you!

jose
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jose

A total pleasure!!! Thank you LR!

Jorge
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Jorge

English is not my native language so I don’t get all. Would anyone explain who is he admire. I only undertand the name Denis? Thanks

harmmanb@gmail.com
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So mentally refreshing. Thank You.