Then watch Ancient Apocalypse on Netflix, although I strongly urge you to put on your critical thinking hat when you do. This is a very interesting and controversial documentary, but as it discusses an Ice Age event, which ended about 12,000 years ago, it’s really fascinating.
The journalist Graham Hancock, lays out evidence showing there was an advanced civilization in our pre-history and they not only came back and helped humanity get re-established after the global calamity, they also left us a warning. I won’t give it away, don’t worry.
As an archaeology and ancient history lover, I found it fascinating, however, as someone who is tracking the climate crisis, even more so. A catastrophic event hit earth at this time (that fact is not denied), and it visually illustrates what earth was like back then, with so much of our land connected due to the ice age. This meant more people movement than we typically give credit too. It also explains why similar structure – or megalithic structures – are so similar. Just the maps (and the story behind them) is fascinating.
But like I said, he is controversial. Some interesting commentary in the media…
- With Netflix’s Ancient Apocalypse, Graham Hancock has declared war on archaeologists
- The Ancient Absurdities of Ancient Apocalypse
- Graham Hancock’s Ancient Apocalypse Netflix series ‘promotes racist conspiracy theories’, claim archaeologists
- Graham Hancock: Ancient Apocalypse – One To Watch . . . a nice one in the top four
My impression of this series was not straight forward:
- Is there a chance there was an ancient human civilization, with advanced skills and ideas? Yes, I absolutely believe this was possible. History is always changing, as we find new information, uncover new sites, understand languages we didn’t before (The Rosetta Stone), develop new technologies, and of course, much of the evidence may be under water! But keeping an open mind about possibilities is something I support. History is never stagnant
- However, sometimes his proof felt extremely tenuous, and as you can see in the criticism of the series, the archaeologists pointed this out too
- He has a long history of antagonizing the archaeologists and it’s discussed in EVERY episode. It felt bitter watching it, but then, when you understand how long this has been going on for, you can’t blame him. It doesn’t mean he’s right or that the archaeologists are right. Regardless, I’m not a fan of watching bitterness, and it did leave me thinking: why can’t you guys just get together and work it out? Clean plate and all
- One of the aspects I LOVED is how it weaves astronomy, mythology, and archaeology together, with geology brought into the last episode. That last episode is especially interesting, as it talks about a catastrophic flooding event and there is geological evidence in the US that this happened. We get to see the mighty formation left behind from this massive flood. This made me ponder what happens when Thwaites Glacier goes, as well as everything behind it. A very compelling part of the story for me
- The mythology and astronomy angle is also very interesting, especially as these specialities are not usually woven together, however, it makes sense that they should be. With mythology, it’s the consistency of similar ancient stories across cultures all over the world – with the great flood at the centre of all these stories. And with astronomy, showing the ancient sites, all directed towards the stars, and built over thousands of years, proving a human legacy rejected by archaeologists. There is a story and a warning in the stars, according to this series
- Finally, it’s a bit corny. Lots of whimsical looks off into the distance and slow walking scenes, with a ton of drama in the mix, but if you can get past this, it’s still worth a watch
So, whether you believe him or not, if you want to get a feel for a global calamity, this is a fascinating perspective of what it looks like, the timeline of how and when it happened (it was quick) and a possible story of ancestors who got humankind back on our feet 12,000 years ago.
Is it true? I suppose if we enter an ice age, we will have less water in our oceans and perhaps where the sea is now, we’ll find the evidence he needs to really nail his hypothesis. Until then, an interesting yarn and possible warning to us all. Let me know what you think of it if you watch it?
Friend’s content and mine
Cecê and the beauty of teaching art – Cece Nobre is an art teacher at my boy’s school and he’s such an incredible talent. We have the opportunity to see his murals around town, and I love this video, capturing his art, thinking and the importance of creativity. Have a watch.
How Can We Make Real Change For Good? – super grateful to my friend Jane Franklin, who wrote this incredible review for my book, Uncommon Courage, an invitation. Super grateful.
Elon Musk is not using The New Leadership Playbook at Twitter – we are all aware of the shenanigans going on at Twitter right now and who knows the final outcome. Enjoyed this read by Andrew Bryant and his book is excellent.
Discounts yay, annual sales yay, shop, consume… the disconnect is jarring – just me, attempting to raise awareness again, that the mass consumerism encouraged by these annual sales events, is at the heart of our excessive consumption, climate and waste challenges.
Finally, my friend John Vincent Gordon, total treasure, sent me this video testimonial for my book – thank you John!
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Content to read
And here’s the content I’ve been reading or watching this last week. Scan the headlines, read the ones that jump out at you, read or watch them all. Knowledge is power, and global knowledge is even more powerful.
Al Gore at the Opening of the #COP27 World Leaders Summit
‘Inland tsunami’ as dam spills in NSW floods disaster
Eastern Pacific Ocean is cooling NOT warming! Are the climate models wrong??
Don’t throw out your plastic bottle caps, donate to Precious Plastic
Business and technology
Social issues and humanity
The Age of Social Media Is Ending tks Damian Corbet
How long COVID ruined my life (and why it won’t go away)
Passion, humour, history
Let me know what jumped out at you? Or share with me what you’re reading? I love that!
Three environment resources to help navigate this challenging territory. 1. Knowledge, constantly updating. 2. Individual action and awareness, so we do our part. 3. Resources for those struggling with eco-anxiety. Please share with your community.
Uncommon Courage: an invitation – my latest book
Uncommon Courage is an invitation to be your courageous best self every day. It’s also an antidote to the overwhelm, fear, and rage rolling around the world. But it’s more than a book; it’s an invitation to join an inclusive community that wants to better understand humanities challenges – both global and personal – in order to take courageous action and create a better world for everyone. If Covid19 has given us the time and space to reflect, Uncommon Courage gives us the nudge we need to create lasting change.
Better yet, order it from your local bookstore, so you can #SupportLocal.
You can read the reviews, including a new five-star review on Book Commentary, another five-star review on ReaderViews, a review on BookTrib, and three more on Booklife, another on Book Commentary and Blue Ink Reviews. I’m also collating reviews on my Website too. Have a look and grateful to everyone who has written or recorded one.
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