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Today's view of history cannot account for ancient anomalies, such as the Pyramids and advanced knowledge contained in India's Vedas. But in 1894, an Indian sage gave us an explanation not only for our hidden past but for the trends of today and for our future enlightenment - the 24,000-year yuga cycle.

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©2010 Joseph Selbie and David Steinmetz (P)2018 Tantor

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Eye opening

Nothing remains the same after reading the book. I experienced a tectonic level perception shift in the matters of humanity, Earth and force. Must be read by everyone!!!

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No one knows the truth but it is a good insight

The real truth ?
We can only assume or beleive what is the actual reality but this book really gets you thinking. It has given a good amount of data in its favour which needs to be checked and rechecked for its authenticity and right interpretation.
I feel proud that the basic concepts are taken from Indian background, and if we are in dwapar yug (the age of energy) probably India now has lot to contribute in this yug.
Narration was very good and Paul Brion has a soothing voice

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Beautiful introduction to the unperceived & the unexplored

What an incredible effort to introduce something that is far from personal experience and perception for so many of us. The authors arrests the listeners attention with imagination taking centre stage while going through the content. Beautiful, mesmerising and deeply spiritual...!!

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One ofbthe best books I've listened to.

One of the best books I've listened to. Will buy the hard copy soon for a re-read.

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It’s all about belief

The narration leads you from concepts under vedas to as recent as string theory, from materialistic era to a time where energy rules everything and from creation of ancient structures to developments we are witnessing today. The books does presents some interesting insights into the periods mankind has been through and where it is headed; however, it doesn’t answer the question, why it’s happening that way. It’s also difficult to completely disregard the scientific theories and proofs we have at present and believe what the author mentions is a part of 24000 year cycle. Anyway, as I said, if you believe the concepts, this is an insightful read/hear.

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wrong information

may be the thought process and concept is correct. but this book tried to teach that after 1700 AD humanity entered Dwapar yuga. But everyone knows Humanity is getting more and more worst day by day and we are still in Kali Yuga. Kalki Avatar is still awaited.

Around 1700 word entered to even more cruelty by colonial rules.

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  • VPayson/aloysiusbe
  • 30-09-18

Life changing insight

This is fascinating and for me, rings true. As if remembering a distant past. This really puts life into perspective.

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  • Rishi Tiwari
  • 30-06-19

Fascinating

The book has content that cannot be verified empirically but it is fantastic and fascinating surely. If you are familiar with Eastern spiritual concepts the contents of this book may not come as a surprise. Frankly, they sound intuitive deep down no matter how strange they sound to our ears. A lot of religious philosophy would actually tie neatly into it. Keep an open heart and you might actually come out a little more sceptical about the modern “obvious” knowledge.

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  • Audrey
  • 17-01-19

a definite re-read/listen

I found this book to be very thought-provoking. I loved it so much I bought a hard copy.

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  • Anna Noehre
  • 19-10-20

Splendid narration, highly intelligent viewpoint

Wonderful smooth-voiced articulate narrator. The text has vocabulary from Sanskrit, classical Chinese, and French. The narrator handles it all beautifully.

The book itself is a great listen! I read The Holy Science 50 years ago. Ever since Sri Yukteswar's dual-sun description shook my teenage worldview, it's been on my mind.

How delightful it is now, to hear this exquisite presentation of copious scientific evidence, comparative interpretive frameworks, and future expectations.

Selbie and Steinmetz demonstrate that a wide array of modern data not only fits nicely into the ancient Yuga typology, but also that the organizing principle of a cosmic year can help to resolve many inconsistencies in current evolutionary theory.

To support the viability of 4-section, 24,000-year cycle -- which, as they point out, exists in many cultural heritages, including ancient Greek -- the authors present a compelling selection of archeological, historical, and astronomical observations. Their outlay provides a richly compassionate Big Picture view of human spiritual-mental-emotional-physical unfoldment over vast periods of time, in multiples of 12/24.

Assiduously researched, each tasty treat of knowledge is offered like a spread of delicacies on a buffet table. I relished each exploration of various disciplinary perspectives (e.g., paleontology, depth psychology, sacred traditions, machine engineering). On the third listen now. So engaging!

As other readers have said, the best part of knowing about the Yuga cycles is a deep feeling of purpose, meaning, and comfort. In these emerging times especially, for those who are ready to know, the authors deliver a great gift.

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  • Bobby Dean
  • 07-09-19

Logical and Concise.

This is the first book that actually is focused and infinitely understandable in its attempt to clarify many mysteries and concepts from past ages. Brilliantly written. A must for anyone interested in spirituality and religion and who has an interest in many of the unexplained mysteries from the past.

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  • Alejandra Gutiérrez
  • 02-06-19

Advance re-arrange of humanity frameworks

Comming from a science background and a Catholic Family I have pass the last 10 years trying to let go limiting beliefs that limitate our opportunity to perceive beyond our senses. I want to Yale the authors for the approach, that resonates with muy personal development experience and invite others to hear beyond the limitations of what they know or have been raised to believe

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  • Champs McGee
  • 10-12-20

A diamond covered in a heap of dung

The author freely admits that the actual heart of the entire 12 hr 43 min story is a 12 page thesis by Swami Kiryananda. And Swami Kiryananda did a fantastic job of explaining Yuga cycles and their signs, rammifications, etc. Because a 12 page thesis simply regurgitated to the modern era isn't good enough, the authors then proceed to add filler until the book looks long enough to attract attention. That filler is mostly just wild conjecture, personal theory and feelings, and the sort of agnostic crap that pollutes the vast majority of reddit and youtube.

Not worth the money. Go find Swami Kriyananda's original thesis (it still exists online - for FREE) and go read it. It's great. May all beings be happy, prosperous, and peaceful.

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  • Kim
  • 16-09-20

Why have I not heard of these before?!

I guess I just wasn't ready for them. It's hard to begin, I have read and researched my entire life for answers to the anomalies that our human history has presented, something that could explain them. This book does that.

From horse and buggy to a man on the moon in less than 70 years. What happened? Yet, the better question is "What is happening?".

Ancient archeology has presented finds that even with today's highly technical and industrialized society, science can't quite explain. From Puma Punko, showing evidence of machined stone blocks as heavy as 150 tons, to the massive stone blocks found in the Middle East, some over 1000 tons, moved by so called primitive societies, our science fails to truly understand how and why they were not only created but moved.

This book is superbly narrated by Paul Brion who simply put did an outstanding job. Easy to listen too and follow, I just never got tired of hearing his voice. Unlike other narrators I have listened to, he was perfect for the task.

The information presented really does tie up many of the loose ends that contemporary science has not been able to adequately explain. With that said, it will be very difficult at this point of the game to "Prove" that they are truth. Maybe in another 100 years as we enter fully into Treta Yuga they will. However, because of my own personal lifetime of searching for answers, sincerely, with an open mind, I can say nothing presented in these Yugas can be dismissed. If anything, they do address many of these anomalies that have yet to be completely understood by researchers of today. Some so intriguing that they have even been theorized to be creations of off world intelligence.

The Yugas finally gives me a different perspective to contemplate and one that very well could be true. From the physical evidence and the changes in the collective consciousness of humans, The Yugas seem to be able to explain the evolution and devolution of societies.

I found the explanations in the book to be very compelling. Although, someone much more intelligent than me, well versed in ancient history, may possibly question when the downturns and upturns happened in societies, in relation to when the different Yugas end and then a new one begins.

My intuition tells me they are on to something and it gives me hope for humankind's future. There always is a larger picture.



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  • Srinivas Krishna
  • 24-01-19

good read

good read to know about where we are where we were and where we are going.

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  • Z
  • 19-02-19

Excellent book but one slight problem

This book is great and should be regular reading for everyone, but I am about to step on some toes in this review. I have no qualms with the yugas mind you those are true compared to the idea Einstein stole then manipulated into a wrong equation from James clerk Maxwell and Max von laue. Maxwell is very difficult to understand for most, sadly I am still unfamiliar with Laue but einstein got lost trying to understand Maxwell. Anyone who knows Electricity knows that due to the errant Einstein equation electricity and electrical lines of force shouldn't exist but obviously they do and they are engineerable and have practical applications. This theory undermines Sri Yukteswar Giri and his statement of the universe being made up of fine particles and electricities because according to Einstein electricity doesn't exist which anyone who works in the electrical field knows is a farse beyond reproach. I hope the authors are looking more closely at electricity and electrical theory and actions within electricity that do not have an explanation to how it works. We as human being will find the answers that have eluded us, because those who idolize Einstein have and are following his errant equation are not thinking clearly but are lost thinking to deeply while leading us down the wrong path. Read J.J. Thompson's works, anything you can find on Ernst Alexanderson, anything and everything Charles Proteus Steinmetz has done and finally Eric P Dollard. Tesla is definitely in the mix and we need to follow his example especially pertaining to experimentation and not getting lost in mathematical equations that have nothing to do with the Natural world and the more we don't consider ourselves as part of the Natural world the farther we will stray from truth of reality. This book is great when listening to the Yugas and historical significance is beyond the scope we can appreciate currently the consuming capitalist society we live in is exactly the opposite to how we should be living. I have read this book several times now and still consider it a must read for everyone especially pertaining to the Yugas.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-07-19

Must read!

This book makes absolute sense if your wondering about our real ancient past, no aLIEns just humans evolving with immense power.
I'm on my third listen.

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  • Dave S
  • 28-11-19

Most lucid explanation of the Yugas I’ve read

I’ve always been interested in theories of ancient civilisations but whenever I have come across the Yuga concept it’s always seemed Hazy and something that does not really describe the historical record.
This book turns this on its head with a brilliantly lucid explanation of the Yugas, their causes and potential effects on human history.
After the initial explanation the authors then go through mans recent timeline and re interpret it with this perspective. It’s well researched and shows how some of the greatest anomolies in the archeological record could be explained. It also looks at a range of ancient philosophies from this perspective in a way that is quite mind blowing.
Anyway if you want to understand the Yugas this book explains them in a down to earth way and shows them as a credible alternative explanation for mans development over the last 12 thousand years. If you have ever wondered about this stuff I’d really recommend it!

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  • Rob
  • 02-02-19

exceptional

A really fascinating book. Superbly researched and brilliantly read. Highly recommended for all who are interested in our past.

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  • colin adams
  • 26-06-21

yeah good

good info don't agree with all of it , but worth listening to we all have our ideas about what's going on in this plain of existence which is what the seekers like me are after 👍

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  • Nathan Penney
  • 19-06-21

watch Randall Carlson/afterskool instead

This book is about the cycle of the yugas, our lost psychic abilities and magic. I am open minded, suspended disbelief and actually came to my own interpretation. BUT I came primarily for the histories And the yugas, of which I did get a few references for my own research. But this book completely lets itself down trying to justify its psychic idea with really silly things like "we only use 10 percent of our brain" and "a women with a split personality kept manifesting a mole when her other self came through" which honestly just made me sigh heavily knowing that can't really trust what I'm hearing in this book. On top of that it wastes like 5 full chapters talking about people that existed in all 8 yugas, and the rise and fall of their psychic powers. I lost trust in the author honestly with all the silly little antidotes and came and went. And just threw shade on the historical references it did make. I had to verify that what I was hearing was genuine, frequently, which was rather annoying as I was listening to this while working. And I actually pebble dashed the last hour of the book because I felt I got every I could get out of it. I'll give it a 3 star because There are some references in here in regards to an ancients view of consciousness and history of the last 14 thousand years and explains the yugas some what. AND IT CAME WITH A PDF FILE WITH PHOTOS, Which audible should do with every book that contains photos. BUT overall it really let itself down with silly stuff that it tries to back its main idea up with.
Iv seen people say this is the best book in regards to the yugas which to me is abit of a bummer. so I say if you came looking for an extensive look into the meaning of the yugas and its connections, Go watch the 3 hour Randall Carlson/afterskool lecture on YouTube.

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  • mike godfre
  • 17-06-21

Knowing

If knowing is your aim this is the book for you. I thoroughly enjoyed this book I highly recommend it to all.

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  • Mr Wind
  • 12-04-21

Interesting, well researched and well narrated

For one with an interest in these subjects, or even for one without. This is a remarkable book that has seamlessly woven our forgotten ancient history of Earth and its peoples together into a more realistic chronology. I am going to give this a second listen straight away as I'm sure I will gain an even deeper understanding and pick up on themes I may have missed the first time around. Excellent narration as well.

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  • Mr. D. J. Foster
  • 22-03-21

A very engaging listen

I’ve really enjoyed this book, the writers do well explaining something that would ordinarily be beyond me. The narrator is really good too.

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  • Mike
  • 27-01-21

Well worth a listen!

If you reckon there is much, much more to human history than we can really imagine, then this is a book to listen to, it will probably take a second listen too.
I liked the narrator , good voice, good speed and precise presentation, so I recommend as a great listen.

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  • Mrs
  • 08-01-21

Food for thought.

A refreshing and more realistic look at history with plausible evidence to support it. About time we stopped thinking we evolved from
Hunter gatherers and more likely we devolved to that era from more highly sophisticated, simple living folks. We’re now on the upward side of that cycle, thank goodness!

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  • Dean
  • 04-12-20

very profound

Has some great theories to explore for the expanding mind, loved every single minute of it!

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  • Robin Nixon
  • 16-09-20

Trash

Don't waist your money on this rubbish. All Selbie & Kyiananda ( bad psedonyms say much), have done is to sift through genuine ancient & truly revered texts, pulled out the bits fit for the Big Mac audience anf farmed it out as their's.

Like a big mac, it's tastless, overpriced junk.

RN