Magicians of The Gods and the Ark of the Covenant – Graham Hancock 15th September 2015
Twenty years after the publication of his worldwide bestseller Fingerprints of the Gods, Graham Hancock’s sequel, Magicians of the Gods, will be published in September 2015. In this presentation he shares the compelling new evidence he has gathered of a great lost civilisation of prehistoric antiquity, of the global cataclysm that wiped its memory from the earth, and of the implications for our own civilisation today.
GRAHAM HANCOCK is the author of the major international bestsellers The Sign and The Seal, Fingerprints of the Gods, and Heaven’s Mirror. His books have sold more than five million copies worldwide and have been translated into 27 languages. His public lectures, radio and TV appearances, including two major TV series for Channel 4 in the UK and The Learning Channel in the US – Quest For The Lost Civilisation and Flooded Kingdoms of the Ice Age – have put his ideas before audiences of tens of millions. He has become recognised as an unconventional thinker who raises controversial questions about humanity’s past.
Ark of the Covenant Talk:
The fate of the lost Ark of the Covenant is the greatest mystery of the Bible. More than two hundred references to this golden chest, built to contain the two tablets of the Ten Commandments, are found in the Old Testament. These references continue up until the moment when the Ark is installed in the Holy of Holies of the Temple of Solomon. After that, however, it is almost never spoken of again and when the Babylonians under Nebuchadnezzar sacked the Temple in 587 BC and looted its contents they did not find the Ark there. The evidence is compelling that the sacred relic must have been taken from the Temple at some point during the four hundred years between the time of Solomon (970 BC – 931 BC) and 587 BC. The questions are – who removed it, why, where did they take it to, does it still exist and, if it does, where is its resting place today?
In The Sign and the Seal: A Quest for the Lost Ark of the Covenant, the book that first brought him to public prominence and launched his international career as a No 1 bestselling author, Graham Hancock provides astonishing answers to these questions. In this talk he will recount his journey of discovery and the meticulous research that led him to the last resting place of the Ark. Sharing his excitement we will learn how he followed obscure clues found in ancient myths and Biblical tales, gleaned occult knowledge from the coded Grail epic of Wolfram Von Eschenbach, dug deep into the obscure and secretive workings of the enigmatic Knights Templar unravelling secret messages concealed in their great projects of architecture and geometry such as Chartres Cathedral in France, and traced the route and hidden motives of the eighteenth-century Scottish adventurer and Freemason James Bruce in his remarkable travels to discover the source of the Nile.
In this way, step by step, Graham pursues the Ark from its source in ancient Egypt – where Moses was reared in the household of the Pharaoh – through Sinai to Jerusalem and the Temple Mount and thence, by way of Egypt again, to its final and most unexpected resting place in the remote highlands of Africa where an Old Testament form of Judaism is still practiced and where the legends of King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba are still very much alive.
Magicians of the Gods (Lost Civilization) Talk:
Twenty years ago Graham Hancock shook our understanding of the past with his blockbusting worldwide bestseller Fingerprints of the Gods. Now, with the sequel Magicians of the Gods published in the UK on 10 September, Hancock shares some of the compelling new evidence he has gathered in support of his controversial thesis of a lost civilization – technologically advanced, powerful but spiritually corrupt – that was destroyed in a global cataclysm at the end of the last Ice Age.
We are, Hancock argues, a species with amnesia blinded to the truth of our prehistory by the devastating effects of a comet that struck our planet nearly 13,000 years ago. The ancients who survived the disaster foresaw the fall into barbarism that would follow, and left unmistakable clues as to what had happened to them – and why – scattered around the world in myths, maps and monuments and in deliberately buried time-capsules, such as mysterious 12,000-year-old sites like Gunung Padang in Indonesia and Gobekli Tepe in Turkey, designed to reawaken humanity at a time when an advanced global civilization had once again emerged.
That time, Hancock suggests, is now, and never has it been more urgent that we recover our memory and learn the lessons our ancestors strove to teach us. Armed with nuclear weapons, puffed up with arrogance and pride in our achievements, spiritually bankrupt, indifferent to the harm we are doing to our sacred mother earth, deeply out of harmony with the universe, and blind to the portents in the skies, we stand in real danger of becoming the next Atlantis, forced “to begin again like children”, as Plato put it, “with no memory of what went before”. Yet we are confronted by tremendous opportunities as well as dangers and hope is more appropriate than fear.
Hancock concludes his main presentation with evidence that a planetary awakening is underway, the birth of a new – or perhaps very old and long-lost – form of human consciousness that has the power to save us from ourselves and take us forward through a difficult transition not to doom and disaster but to a bright new epoch.
Book tickets here:
Due to demand for tickets we are now incredibly pleased to announce that we have moved this to a new venue, that being:
St. Chad’s Church, Greengate Street, Stafford, Staffordshire ST16 2HP. See more here.
Doors open at 6.00pm, Graham Hancock will start at c. 6.30pm
St. Chad’s Church is an overwhelmingly amazing space in that it is thought to be the oldest building in Staffordshire, having originally been started in 1140. It is affectionately know as the ‘Rosslyn Chapel’ of the Midlands and a local landowner who was called Orm le Guidon is rumoured to have returned from the Crusades with a number of Saracen Stonemasons aka the ‘Black Men of Biddulph Moor’ as they were known then who are responsible for the beautiful carvings in this beautiful sacred space.
This venue is in the centre of Stafford and is only c.6 minutes walk from Stafford train station and parking can be found in the town centre car parks here. If you have any questions, please call 01902 797970.
We are sorry that no refunds will be made in the event of non-attendance. Booking is made subject to our Terms and Conditions here.