It is becoming increasingly more difficult for the Western mind to ignore transdisciplinary investigations to (potentially) reveal the greater invisible reality of metaphysics, or to hide the fact that maybe there really are true hallucinations, as the great Terence McKenna once put it.
Although the deity mother ayahuasca is mentioned directly in Graham Hancock’s new book Magicians of the God only once, the intense persistence and wisdom of the plant medicine is felt throughout.
Magicians contains a cogent elucidation of everything from divination, astronomy, the war on consciousness, and the wisdom of the elder magi, to the most strange archeological and geological discoveries currently known. The text is satisfyingly bibliophile grade dense and riddled with footnotes in the best way possible, a veritable alchemical feast for the mind. 
With Magicians, Graham joins a host of other grand rollicking meta-alternative history/archeology adventures encapsulated in other tomes like Jocelyn Godwin’s thoroughly underrated Atlantis and the Cycles of Time: Prophecies, Traditions, and Occult Revelations and Arktos: The Polar Myth in Science, Symbolism, and Nazi Survival. In the field of alternative history or forbidden archeology, he is also decidedly more conservative then some of his peers. This is a good thing.
There is a convincing argument here that hard science need not necessarily be directly at odds with the spirit world. Along with Jeremy Narby, Hancock also asserts that there is a great deal of inherent value in ‘myths speaking to science’. 
The basic philosophy of Magicians can be distilled into four central arguments:
1. There was an Atlantean (or even pre-Atlantean) civilization that Hancock deems as being generally wise and whom (after the destruction of their own civilization by a comet) taught the early post-Ice Age civilizations nearly everything they know in order to transition them from nomadic hunter gather societies to full fledged civilizations with advanced agricultural systems and knowledge of the calendar/astrology and possibly advanced consciousness altering techniques.
The evidence for the destruction of Atlantis can be found in unusual geological formations such as nanodiamonds, which “…are microscopic diamonds that form under rate conditions of great shock, pressure and heat, and are recognized as being among the characteristic fingerprints…of powerful impacts by comets or asteroids.” This is speculated to have happened around 10,800 BC.
In addition to this, distinct similarities and cross comparison in newer archeological discoveries like Gobekli Tepe (in addition to the much less discussed Kavahan Tepe at the same site) the terraces at Gunung Pang, Tugu Gede and Flores Bada Valley in Indonesia, Tiahuanoco and Cuzco in South America, and Easter Island are included for comparison. Classic sites like the Pyramids of Giza, the Great Sphinx, and Machu Picchu’s centerpiece at Pisac are discussed in light of new data.
These ancient findings indicate the potential that these later cultures were instructed to build these sites by the ancients.
Said ancients could be Gods/interdimensional beings, who taught the exact same principles to various cultures regardless of the distance or time between them, and who may have been the overlords of Atlantis.
For some reason, archeological specialists and those entrenched in academia sometimes resist the comparison of these sites to one another, and often debate with each other on the origin dates of each, especially when it comes to Plato’s theories on Atlantis— which is not always taken seriously as a verifiable civilization by certain archeologists in the field, despite a great deal of physical evidence that may suggest otherwise.
2. One of the ways that civilizations like Sumer, Babylon, and Egypt may have been in contact with the elder Atlateans is through trance states (entheogenically induced or otherwise). The idea that people can communicate with the dead through a variety of consciousness altering techniques that transcended the mind-brain complex was widely accepted in the past, but is not always considered to be possible today.
3. Deep reading of ancient texts and world mythology indicates that devastation to the Earth’s geological core can be brought on by the spirits or Gods through both extreme weather in order to teach humans valuable (albeit sometimes distinctly mysterious) lessons. Apparently, this happens when humans forget their debt to the Gods and act generally foolishly or destructively on a mass scale. 
4. Because there were extinction threatening cataclysmic events in the past (i.e. Atlantis), it is plausible there may be some more of these events in the future. Although the exact date is uncertain, Hancock proposes rough estimates around 2030, citing both the Mayan calendar and Pillar 43 at Göbekli Tepe for evidence.
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