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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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