Compilation of various ideas on mysticism and science.
Category: mystery (Page 1 of 2)
I was introduced to the works of Alan Watts by a meditation teacher about three years ago. Since then, I have been interested in mysticism, cognition, Buddhism, and scientism. Don’t ask me why, but these subjects just captivate me. I have been reading the works of various authors such as Douglas Hofstadter, Thich Nhat Hanh, Joseph Campbell, Stuart Kauffman, Francisco Varela, and Jiddu Krishnamurti; but what am I trying to learn; WHY?
In Underworld: The Mysterious Origins of Civilization, Hancock raises an excellent point — sea levels in ancient times were mush lower than they are now. Thus, many ruins may lie under the water a theme which he fully explores in this novel. The novel is a bit lengthy.
Graham Hancock does not disappoint in Heaven’s Mirror, a book about lost civilizations. Containing hundred of beautiful images and graphs, the reader will be convinced that perhaps there do exist civilizations that have vanished from the history books. In addition, Hancock does a great job in this book, and in his other books, at describing the astronomical phenomena of precession. Here is brief video of Hancock talking about the book.