The basis for this book by Colin Wilson pretty much picks up where Graham Hancock left off in ‚ÄúFingerprints of the Gods" and ‚ÄúThe Mystery of The Sphinx". The argument, for which there is a shocking amount of evidence to support, claims that the Sphinx that rests before the 3 great pyramids of egypt is not 4,500 years old, as archaeologists insist, but closer to 9,000-12,000 years old. This is not a new proposal, as I said above, Graham Hancock and Robert Bauval have spent a great deal of years making a pretty good case for this. Such a revelation not only re-writes history but it also presents some very serious questions about how a civilization of such antiquity was able to build such a complicated structure. Many aspects of the sphinx and it's construction could still not be replicated today with our current technologies. But what Wilson goes on further to propose is that this possible yet-to-be discovered civilization was not only highly advanced, but that they existed under a different knowledge system than what our current civilization understands and functions w/in. Essentially arguing that maybe when we say this civilization was more ‚Äúadvanced" than the Egyptians or Mesopotamians it isn't meant from a scientific, Newtonian type of system. Maybe, supposes Wilson, this ancient civilization was more advanced on a level of consciousness. Although this sounds like a bit of a stretch, he clarifies by citing examples of birds flocking together or fish schooling underwater. There is a little understood connection between all of these creatures that no accepted form of communication can be used to explain. And Colin Wilson proposes that this ancient society was at the apex of human development where we had reached a solid level of scientific knowledge while still possessing our animalistic connection to our fellow man, just as the bird in the front of the flock does the bird in the very back of the formation.
This book is amazing and offers great explanations of some pretty essential concepts of collective consciousness and the argument for, for lack of a better word, is the theory of Atlantis.
It's highly recommended and I'm certain you'll find it an interesting read.