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Lost Star of Myth and Time

A book by Walter Cruttenden

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Interesting and not too technical

  • May 14, 2009
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This book gives a very unique interpretation of human history. It says that many ancient civilizations, even before the Egyptians, believed that the heavens ran on cycles, some lasting tens of thousands of years.

The ancient Hindus called their ages "yugas." Their cycle starts with a Golden Age, then a Silver, Bronze and Iron Age, where civilizations became less and less sophisticated. Consider mankind's journey from, say, Ancient Egypt to the Dark Ages. Then the cycle reverses itself, and humanity becomes more and more sophisticated, culturally and technologically (good news; humanity is now on the upslope).

The author asserts that Earth is part of a binary star system, and that the two stars have a cycle of 24,000 years. Precession of the equinox is due to this solar companion, not due to a wobble in the Earth's orbit. When the two stars are closer together, human civilization becomes more sophisticated. When they are farther apart, mankind declines, and loses much ancient wisdom.

Many stars make "noise" of some sort, whether it's by emitting radio waves, other electromagnetic energy or visible light. If a star is really that close to Earth, it should not be hard to find. Just because it has not yet been found, does not mean that it does not exist.

Another possible cause for mankind's historical cycles is that, in its travels through the galaxy, Earth enters, and leaves, fields of electromagnetic energy. It's been scientifically proven that electromagnetic energy can have noticeable effects on the human brain.

There are plenty of things in this book to rattle one's worldview. It's interesting, it's not too technical, and I enjoyed reading it.

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June 28, 2011
Another interesting review. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts about such entertaining reads!
 
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review by . May 14, 2009
This book gives a very unique interpretation of human history. It says that many ancient civilizations, even before the Egyptians, believed that the heavens ran on cycles, some lasting tens of thousands of years. The ancient Hindus called their ages "yugas." Their cycle starts with a Golden Age, then a Silver, Bronze and Iron Age, where civilizations became less and less sophisticated. Consider mankind's journey from, say, Ancient Egypt to the Dark Ages. Then the cycle reverses itself, and humanity …
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A wonderful, stimulating, thought provoking new - or very old - approach to the greatest problems of human history. --Graham Hancock, Author, Fingerprints of the Gods
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ISBN-10: 0976763117
ISBN-13: 978-0976763116
Author: Walter Cruttenden
Genre: History, Science
Publisher: St. Lynn's Press
Date Published: September 22, 2005
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