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Secret History of the World

The Secret History of the World

Mark Booth

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ISBN 13: 978-1-59020-031-5
Trim Size: 6x9
Cloth
Overlook
1/10/2008

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They say that history is written by the victors. But what if history-or what we come to know as history-has all along been written by the wrong people What if everything we ve been told is only part of the story What if it s the wrong part

In this groundbreaking new work, Mark Booth embarks on an enthralling intellectual tour of our world s secret histories. Starting from a dangerous premise that everything we ve been taught about our world s past is corrupted, and that the stories put forward by the various cults and mystery schools throughout history are true Booth produces nothing short of an alternate history of the past 3,000 years.

History is more than a list of things that have happened; it s a measure of consciousness and experience. And in The Secret History of the World, Booth s take on history is relentless, charging through time and space and thought in interdisciplinary fashion; embracing cognitive science, religion, psychology, historiography, and philosophy, a new timeline is drawn, and a huge swath of our cultural heritage that has for long been hidden is restored. From Greek and Egyptian mythology to Jewish folklore, from Christian cults to Freemasons, from Charlemagne to Don Quixote, from George Washington to Hitler-Booth shows without a doubt that history as we know it needs a revolutionary rethink, and he has 3,000 years of hidden wisdom to back it up.

Praise for The Secret History of the World
"Step right up, folks, and read the one true guide to Western and Eastern esoteric societies from the Freemasons to the Rosicrucians."-Salon.com

"Booth's luminous prose, his fast-paced storytelling, and his astonishing breadth and depth of knowledge about a multitude of secret societies provided breathtaking glimpses into worlds that heretofore have been little explored." -ForeWord Magazine

"The open-minded reader will find the book entertaining abd thought provoking if nothing else. It's a mindboggling adventure that I recommend to anyone who has a thirst for knowledge and a desire for an alternate glimpse of the past." -Midwest Book Review

For more information on this stunning book, please visit: www.thesecrethistoryoftheworld.com

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