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Graham Hancock: Author, Journalist, Host of Ancient Civilizations May 20, 2020

Graham Hancock: Author, Journalist, Host of Ancient Civilizations

"Humanity has a forgotten story and it's only now, with new evidence that a fresh narrative is coming to light, despite unwarranted opposition by the mainstream."

My personal comments in RED.

Joe Rogan ExperienceJoe Rogan Experience
With my week-long Facebook fasting, I conveniently stumbled-upon podcasts about fascinating lives (instead of being sucked into the Covid conspiracy again). The kick-off was from London Real with David Icke, but 2 interesting names cropped-up - Joe Rogan and Graham Hancock. That piqued my curiosity. I looked them up which led me to Joe Rogan's 6 video interviews of Graham Hancock (author of Fingerprints of the Gods and Magicians of the Gods). On 2 podcasts, Graham was together with Randall Carlson (Cosmic Patterns and Cycles of Catastrophe).

Graham Hancock: Author, Journalist, Host of Ancient Civilizations
Joe Rogan with Graham Hancock and Randall Carlson

The Cataclysm that Happened 12,800 years ago
Hancock and Carlson were synergistically combining their expertise into a single cohesive story about a mile-wide comet traveling at 70,000 mph when it hit earth (evidenced by nano diamonds, melt glass, carbon spherules), and the melting of the ice sheets resulting in oceanic-depth flooding across the land that nearly wiped out the big mammals and most of humanity 12,800 years ago. This devastation took place in a single afternoon - not over hundreds of years! Global temperatures plummeted for the next 1200 years until it shot up rapidly (11,600 years ago), as a result of a global fire (presumably from fragments of the same comet that hit the earth again). This was accompanied by an ocean-level water spike that swept across the planet. This is presumably Noah's biblical flood. Interestingly enough, 11,600 years ago is the same date Plato set for the sinking of Atlantis from a deluge. Whatever civilization there was before the comet impact was practically wiped away, resetting the clock back to zero.

The few remnants of humanity that survived the comet impact had to survive over a thousand years of unthinkable horror before the planet recovered for new civilizations to flourish. That's why most discoveries now point to civilizations to germinate and flourish 8-10,000 years ago - about 2000 years after the last cataclysm.

Mainstream Archaeology
Despite mounting evidence, mainstream archaeology still do not take into account the comet impact and sticks to its guns that human civilization only started 5,000 years ago, and that the disappearance of the big mammals was a result of human over-hunting. Any talk of extinction-based cataclysm is met with hostile derision from the establishment. Scientists presenting new evidence that is not consistent with the prevailing belief are discredited, marginalized, and labeled pseudo-scientist practising pseudo-science. Funding is consequently withdrawn from their projects. Thus, any archaeologist who makes any attempt to go against the dogma of the mainstream is shot-down on his tracks, allowing the mainstream to perpetuate their narrative. Worse, mainstream archaeology is not held accountable for their actions - they still get to keep their jobs, their grants and maintain their celebrity-status by society at large.

(From my perspective, I see this as a turf war, not unlike politics. It's not about science but about their entrenched placement. If mainstream accepts the new thinking, then Graham Hancock together with the renegade archaeologists now become the new rock stars. They get invited to conferences, ribbon-cuttings, socials and get to deliver talks to a bigger audience, displacing the reigning mainstream. Funding will also be funneled now to the renegades instead of the mainstream. I see this happening in politics every time. Take the Democrats and Republicans. Do they vote for the greater good of the nation? NO! They vote along party lines.)

Gobekli Tepe
The discovery of buried ancient megaliths in Gobekli Tepe, Turkey was a game-changer. Ground-penetrating radar and drill cores estimate the age of the site at 11,600 years old. Now, mainstream archaelogy can no longer hold on to their claim that civilization only started 5,000 years ago. What's more interesting is that 11,600 years ago, the planet was ravaged by a global fire, and 1,200 years before that, the planet went into deep freeze due to a comet impact. So how could primitive hunter/gatherers whose civilization was wiped out for 1,200 years suddenly develop a sophisticated megalithic structure that is far bigger than any on the planet to date? What advanced civilization made these complex structures with a perfect North-South alignment?

(It is not known who made Gobekli Tepe, but if you factor-in the Sumerian tablets, the Book of Enoch, it would point out to an extra-terrestrial race called Anunnaki from the planet Nibiru. Now it gets really dicey if you drag-in the aliens in this discussion. It would be an impossible hard-sell to mainstream archaeology, and would equip the skeptics, fresh ammunition to nullify everything presented by the renegade archaeologists. Graham was smart enough to realize this, so he was extra careful in his wording. He said it was impossible for primitive hunter/gatherers to develop overnight, a civilization as advanced as this. So there must have been a transfer in technology from a more sophisticated source - and Graham stopped here.

And stretching it further, I don't see the mainstream acknowledging the alien theory, short of aliens actually landing in full view of the public. Why? Because it gives rise to the Anunnaki. And this challenges the church. So God was just an alien? Humanity wasn't created by God but created by aliens by modifying the DNA of primitive apes? The very powerful church will never allow this. The church's very existence is predicated on an all-powerful God who created humankind - not a bunch of aliens.)

Emergence of Humans 200,000 Years Ago
Modern humans (anatomically modern form and brain) emerged 200,000 years ago and we haven't changed since then. Even though we used to be primitive apes, there is no explanation how we came to be. There is no link. It has been proven that we did not evolve from Neanderthals - we just co-existed and inter-bred with them. (Our DNA were spliced - our chromosome 2 was a fusion of 2 chromosomes from apes, with redundant features removed. This cannot possibly happen through evolution. There was intervention. From whom? Nothing is proven, but if we consider the Sumerian tablets, it would trace back again to the Anunnakis who genetically modified the ape DNA to give rise to us - as a slave workforce. Again, this is a hard-sell even to those with an open mind.)

If the mainstream is right that human civilization began 5,000 years ago, that implies that humans stagnated for 190,000 years without amounting to anything more than being hunters and gatherers. As Randall pointed out, in just 5 generations, humans came from riding on horseback to where we are now. 200,000 years represent 8,000 generations and nothing happened in the first 7,995 generations of human existence? It all points to several resetting of the clock where civilizations were completely wiped out due presumably to cataclysmic events.

Other Things He Talked About

  1. Astrology - this subject has been maligned by the mainstream as pseudoscience, but earth is part of the cosmos. What happens above affects below. This is the reason why ancient structures were astronomically aligned with the heavens. That is why the ancients know the Procession of the Equinox, the full cycle of the heavens around the earth which takes 25,920 years. (Because the Procession of the Equinox takes 25,920 years, it is not possible for ancient civilizations to know this in one or two generations. It must have taken a thousand generations to determine this. From primitive hunter-gatherers? There must have been a more intelligent element at play here.)
  2. Asteroid Impact Preparedness - earth has been hit by asteroids and comets in the past. Some were close to extinction-level wipe-outs. It will happen again. Instead of spending money on developing weapons of mass destruction, why not develop technology to avert such cataclysm? As Randall said, the only time humans will take heed is if a Tunguska event hits a populated city where hundreds of thousands die. Humans need to be pushed to the brink before they act on something.
  3. Psychedelics - this has been demonized as a substance for the fringe, but the ancients have long relied on them for guidance. Graham went as far as saying that if he can have his way, he would make it mandatory for heads of state to ingest ayahuasca a dozen times before they take office.

More Leads
(From that interview, I got a few more names and sites I could follow: John Anthony West (Magical Egypt), Roger Schock (The Secrets of the Sphinx), Robert Bauval (Black Genesis, The Master Game, Orion Correlation Theory), Gunung Padang pyramid in Indonesia.)

Ending Thoughts
(When you hear Graham Hancock talk, he just inspires confidence in you. His message is both powerful and compelling. You feel his passion when he talks. He speaks with so much depth, understanding and insight. He articulates with such extemporaneous eloquence you can be forgiven to think he's orating. His work is vault-solid and he can defend it - he knows the nitty-gritty details, chronology, names, dates and events without looking at his notes. He's practically a walking encyclopedia. This was put to the test when Michael Shermer and his sidekick (representing the mainstream) guested with him in JRE #961. This showdown simply unmasked the mainstream as being uninformed, backward-thinking, disingenuous, and arrogant. They offered nothing compelling whatsoever. They've become fat pigs who were just resting on their laurels. Thank God for people like Graham Hancock and Randal Carlson, humanity is reintroduced to our lost story. If not for these free-thinking renegades, we would still be stuck with the false template purveyed by the mainstream to perpetuate themselves as the gatekeepers, denying new evidence and devaluing those who challenge them.

Joe Rogan Experience is a treasure trove of knowledge, insight and new thinking, thanks to his array of guests who dare challenge the conventional thinking. Thank you Joe Rogan. I don't care how much money you make from all of this, but whatever it is, you're worth it!)

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Watch ALL 7 Videos

Joe Rogan Experience #142
Graham Hancock & Duncan Trussell | Feb 1, 2013 | 2:08:34



Joe Rogan Experience #360
Graham Hancock | May 23, 2013 | 2:41:33



Joe Rogan Experience #551
Graham Hancock | Sep 18, 2014 | 2:59:46



Joe Rogan Experience #725
Graham Hancock & Randall Carlson | 3:01:54



Joe Rogan Experience #872
Graham Hancock & Randall Carlson | Nov 16, 2016 | 3:38:51



Joe Rogan Experience #961
Graham Hancock, Randall Carlson & Michael Shermer | 3:35:09



Joe Rogan Experience #1284
Graham Hancock | Apr 23, 2019 | 2:45:28



Reader Comments:

Izak Raphael GreywolfIzak New Zealand
(May 23, 2020) Love this guy!!! And loved your article too. Aliens or not, its clear that earth's past civilizations were super advanced. Hancock's books are enthralling, and so is John Anthony West.

Mark RatcliffMark USA
(May 23, 2020) I've been listening to Graham Hancock when he was last on Rogan - absolutely captivating.

TheLoneRiderTheLoneRider
(May 23, 2020) His books should be the new benchmark for History text books.

Mark RatcliffMark
(May 23, 2020) He's on the reading list. Did you hear Joe Rogan is leaving Youtube?

TheLoneRiderTheLoneRider
(May 23, 2020) No, I didn't. But not surprised. People should start leaving YouTube. Their censorship of postings contrary to the mainstream thinking is alarming. But where do you really go that is not a 3rd party platform? Sometimes, I use my own server, but it takes too much memory and optimizing videos is a challenge.

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Vientiane to Nong Khai by bus

At the Khua Din Bus Terminal, you can board the #14 bus bound for Buddha Park. It will make a stop on the Friendship Bridge border - 15 mins, B8000. Go to Laos Immigration to exit. Board the special bus to cross the Friendship Bridge, Kip 4,000 or Baht 20. It will stop at Thai Immigration. Get processed. From there, board a tuk-tuk for Nong Khai, 5kms.

Nong Khai Attractions
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Travel Tips for Thailand

How to Get a 60-Day Thai Tourist Visa and then Extend by another 30 Days

    60-Day Thai Tourist Visa

    NOTE: There is no need to go back to your country to get the Thai tourist visa. Any major city with a Thai Embassy will do. Apparently there is also no need to have an invitation from a Thai establishment to justify the visa.

  1. Bring the following to the Thai embassy:
    a) proof of money (bank statement will suffice)
    b) flight booking to Thailand
    c) onward flight back to your country from Thailand
    d) filled-in tourist visa form
    e) 2 passport pictures
    f) hotel booking in Thailand (they didn't ask me for this but better be safe)
    g) passport with at least 6 months validity
  2. After handing over all the documents, they will ask you to come pick your passport with the visa the following day from 4 to 5pm. That's it!
  3. NOTE: after 2 successful attempts, I was already questioned the 3rd time.

    30-Day Extension

    NOTE: When your 60-day visa is close to expiry and you want to extend your stay. No need to leave Thailand.

  1. bring the following to the Immigration Office:
    a) passport (make sure your Tourist Visa hasn't expired yet)
    b) Baht 1900
    c) photocopy of your passport + visa duration date stamp + TM6 card (white immigration card) and sign all the copies
    d) completed TM7 visa extension form (available at the Immigration Office)
    e) one 4cmx6cm passport picture
  2. submit the above to the Front Desk. They will give you a stub with your number on it. Take a seat and wait for your number to be called
  3. when your number is called, your picture will be taken. Then go back to your seat. They will call you again.
  4. when they call you again, they'll give you your passport with your extended visa. That's it!
  5. when there are no lines, the whole process can take only 10 minutes
General Travel Tips
  1. arrive early - in case there is a snag (visa snag, documentation snag, transport ticket snag, etc.), you will have ample time to troubleshoot the problem if you arrive early (to the airport, to the bus terminal, etc.)
  2. put detailed itinerary on the Calendar apps of your smart-phone according to timelines - this is where you do all your thinking and planning. Once written down, you don't have to think anymore while you are on the journey...you just follow the steps. This frees your mind for something else that might happen while you are already en route
  3. avoiding scams - as a general rule, I ignore the touts or anyone I don't know who call out to me. The calling comes in many forms - "Hi! Where are you from?", "Excuse me! Excuse me!", "Where are you going?". I don't look them in the eye and I remain non-verbal with them. If you reply to them, you just gave them an 'in' to hound you. In order not to look rude, I smile and wave the 'not interested' hand to them, without looking at them.
  4. power bank - hand-carry your power bank. Do not check it in. You can be called in when you are already inside the plane to go all the way to the loading dock so you can personally remove the power bank...and chances are, you'll have to surrender it to them. And you might delay the plane departure!

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