TOP Scots author Graham Hancock visited our offices today, and answered Facebook questions about his theories of an alternative human history.
THOUSANDS of fans logged onto the Daily Record’s Facebook page today for an exclusive Q and A session with blockbuster author Graham Hancock.
The Edinburgh born writer, who sold nine million copies of his smash hit Fingerprints of the Gods stopped by the Daily Record offices for a special social media chat all about his new follow up book, Magicians of the Gods.
And fans from all over the world tuned in to pepper him with an amazing array of questions, with more than 15,000 people following the exchanges online.
Graham has become one of the world’s most controversial and successful authors with his tales of alternative history theories, detailing how an ancient advanced civilisation on Earth was destroyed by a series of comet impacts 12,800 and 11,600 years ago.
He has warned that more impacts could be on the way.
The Scots writer said he really enjoyed interacting with fans and Record readers, and answered questions on his books, his research and his beliefs.
Some fans wanted to know his opinion on various alternative history ideas and artefacts, the fate of Atlantis and the rumoured existence of pyramids in Bosnia, and Graham was delighted to ask as many as he could.
He said: “This was a thoroughly enjoyable Q&A session and I’m very grateful to the Daily Record for giving me this opportunity.”
Graham Hancock took part in a Q & A session on our Facebook page.
A snapshot of the Q & A follows
When asked about the possibility of Crowdfunding to pay for further expeditions, Graham said: “Crowdfunding is a great idea for a number of archeological sites, including the key site of Gobekli Tepe, where excavations may be stopped due to lack of funds.”
Citing other works he admires, Graham added: “I always try to be sensitive to the nuance of multiple levels (historical, moral, astronomical, spiritual, etc) in my writings. I think deeper exploration through multiple layers of symbolism is the way forward. That’s why I so value ‘Hamlet’s Mill’ by Giorgio de Santillana and Hertha von Dechend.”
When quizzed on the possible benefits of hallucinogenic drinks, an open minded Graham wrote: “The problem is not the alert-problem solving state of consciousness but our over-monopolistic dependence on it. Psychedelics, used responsibly and with respect, can help to break that monopoly.”
Asked about the possibility of civilisations linked with our inhabiting Mars and other planets, Graham said: “There are extraordinary anomalies on Mars which require explanation and we cannot completely rule out the possibility of a connection with the Earth.”
Asked about his views on life after death, Graham said: “I do believe in life both before and after physical death. We are not our bodies. We are our consciousness. And consciousness is the greatest mystery of science.”
With one participant discussing a theory that mass extinctions are the norm, Graham made a passionate plea to look after Earth: “We should take care of this beautiful planet that the universe has gifted us, and we should explore all our faculties and potential which may, ultimately, lead to us exploring other worlds.”
MAGICIANS OF THE GODS: The Forgotten Wisdom of Earth’s Lost Civilisation by Graham Hancock, published by Coronet, £20, is out now.