In Sciamani Graham Hancock tenta risposte e spiegazioni all'enigma delle origini della conoscenza, avventurandosi in un viaggio nel regno del soprannaturale. Partendo dall'Europa, sulle tracce dei dipinti delle caverne preistoriche, per spingersi in Africa, nella culla dell'umanità, Hancock approda in Amazzonia dove, in compagnia di alcuni sciamani, sperimenta l'ayahuasca, una potente pianta allucinogena in grado di condurre fuori dal corpo nel mondo degli spiriti e provocare visioni di esseri soprannaturali, incredibilmente simili a quelli raffigurati nelle pitture rupestri...
Alla luce di tali esperienze sorgono domande affascinanti, ma anche inquietanti. È possibile che le allucinazioni rimandino a una dimensione parallela? Gli esseri soprannaturali evocati sono forse gli «antichi maestri» dell'umanità? Si tratta di creature aliene? È possibile che l'evoluzione dell'uomo sia qualcosa di diverso da quanto ipotizzato da Darwin, e abbia invece un fine, un senso profondo che a malapena riusciamo a intuire'
- ISBN: 8850219202
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 688
I can't recommend this author highly enough, his writing style is very clear and readable, he does tons of research and supports his ideas extremely convincingly. I recommend ANYTHING this author has written. This book talks about altered states of consciousness, ayahuasca ("vision vine" used in S.
Graham Hancock is the king of speculation. His books will either convince you there’s a lot more to human history or make you scoff at his speculation. Regardless, it is damn entertaining. One of the first books I ever bought was his Fingerprints of the Gods (1996) which discussed how anomalies asso Leggi tutto
I bought and started the book about a two and half weeks ago. I am currently on Part III chapter 11. Being an artist and having a fascination for history and the human mind, I could not help to be drawn to a different point of view about prehistoric cave art. Well Graham Hancock "takes you there" and Leggi tutto
A friend suggested I read this - fascinating book tying in Shamanism, Ancient Cave Art, DMT, Aliens, sounds crazy....but Hancock does a convincing job of tying all these things together with a theory that mind altering drugs actually "tune" our brains into a different channel of reality. Hmmmm... af Leggi tutto
Michael Miley introduced me to Graham Hancock's work many years ago in that he gave me one of his books to read. But back then it was the book and its topic, ancient Egypt, which was of interest, not the author. Since then, listening to old Art Bell podcasts of interviews with Hancock, I have come t Leggi tutto
We can agree the supernatural has been apart of our culture for thousands of years. This statement is the subject of Graham Hancock's new novel Supernatural. But who is Graham Hancock? Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, Hancock spent most of his younger years in India. Later, he went to school and universi Leggi tutto
While he is rather controversial as a writer and researcher (Google him and you'll find people who think he's a revolutionary thinker, and others who think he's nothing but a crank), you can't deny that this book is fascinating. I began with a rather cynical view on Hancock (I should not have biased Leggi tutto
Almost the whole of the first half of the book deals with the images found in prehistoric cave art and Graham Hancock's personal journeys (in the interests of authentic and balanced research), into the realms of hallucinogenic plants used by shamans in all parts of the world past and present. My foc Leggi tutto
Well-written and researched book by a master of this field. Hancock goes to some very strange places in this quest - from prehistoric cave art to McKenna's machine-elves - and constructs a strong case, not only for the use of hallucinogens in the origins of art and spirituality, but also for a new v Leggi tutto
The first half of the book seems to be rigorously researched and reasoned. The second half is more speculative and fanciful. It was an easy and entertaining read that held my attention. If you enjoyed this book, I suggest that you listen to Autumn 2015 Interlude of the Extraenvironmentalist podcast
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