Graham Hancock at CoSM
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Graham in Peru (Photo by Santha Faiia)

 

EVENT SCHEDULE
1pm – Doors Open
1:30pm – Recovering Earth’s Lost Civilization, 90 minute talk, 30 min Q & A
3:30pm – break, book signing
4pm – The War On Consciousness – 90 minute talk, 30 minute Q & A

6pm – Dinner will be available for purchase in the cafe and Tea Lounge for $15

7pm – Being An Outsider – 60 minute talk
8pm – Discussion with Alex Grey & Allyson Grey
9pm – Meet and Greet

Congratulations to everyone who acted quickly and got a ticket for the event!

Thank you to the community for your support! Due to high demand, we have opened up a limited amount of tickets for remote view room seating. The ticket includes admission to the full day of presentations in the remote view room, and also access to the meet and greet with Graham.
Tickets are limited so get them while you can. See you in May!

 

Is the house of history built on foundations of sand?

Recovering Earth’s Lost Civilization and Reawakening to Consciousness

Disturbing new evidence recently published in leading scientific journals confirms that multiple fragments of a disintegrating giant comet struck the earth in a series of cataclysmic bombardments that began 12,800 years ago and continued until 11,600 years ago. The impacts brought the last Ice Age to an end, caused worldwide extinctions of animal species and changed the face of the Earth. Established theories about the emergence of civilization cite the invention of agriculture and monumental architecture at precisely 11,600 years ago – immediately after this sustained cataclysmic episode – yet the cataclysm itself is not taken into account by archaeologists seeking to explain the origins of civilization.

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Mount Ararat viewed over the ruins of Zvarnots Cathedral, Armenia.  (Photo by Santha Faiia)

What the record attests to, Graham Hancock argues, is not the sudden “invention” of new and previously unknown skills, but a transfer of technology to hunter-gatherers from the survivors of a more advanced “lost” civilization.  These survivors were remembered by later cultures under such names such as ‘the Sages’, ‘the Magicians’, ‘the Shining Ones’, and ‘the Mystery Teachers of Heaven’. They travelled the world in their great ships doing all in their power to keep the spark of civilization burning. They settled at key locations where new archeological discoveries are now being unearthed – Gobekli Tepe in Turkey, Baalbek in the Lebanon, Giza in Egypt, ancient Sumer, Mexico, Peru and across the Pacific where a huge pyramid has recently been discovered in Indonesia. Everywhere they went these ‘Magicians of the Gods’ brought with them the memory of a time when mankind had fallen out of harmony with the universe and paid a heavy price — a memory of immense significance to the predicament of our own society today.

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Graham in Indonesia (Photo by Santha Faiia)

 

The War on Consciousness

In this talk which touches on Gnosticism, good and evil, the Great Pyramid, the mystery of death, altered states of consciousness and parallel dimensions, Graham Hancock argues that our society is over-monopolistically dependent on the alert problem solving state of consciousness and ignores, marginalises and demonises the contribution of non-ordinary states of consciousness at its peril. For example, we run the risk of prison, confiscation of our property and public humiliation if we make use of time-honoured sacred plants to explore our own consciousness.

Yet surely the exploration and expansion of the miracle of consciousness is the essence of what it is to be human? And in what sense can we claim to be free when we, as adults, are forbidden to make sovereign decisions regarding our own consciousness which is, after all, the most intimate, the most precious, and the most sapient part of ourselves? Graham’s research into the ancient Egyptian books of the dead, and into shamanism, Upper Palaeolithic cave art, ayahuasca, and hallucinogenics have led to his hypothesis that experiences in induced altered states of consciousness have played a fundamental and much misunderstood role in the story of humanity. Recent research has produced intriguing scientific evidence, which this talk will review, that such experiences may even allow interaction with other levels of reality not normally accessible to our senses and thus may hold the key to the future of our species.

Being an Outsider

“I’ve always been an ‘outsider’,” says Graham Hancock, “and throughout more than 40 years of my career as a writer, whether my subject was foreign aid, or the possibility of a lost civilization, or the real significance of psychedelics in human culture, I have found myself again and again in opposition to the mainstream.” In this talk Graham for the first time shares the story of his own life journey and the lessons he has learned from it.

Discussion and meet-and-greet

Time will be set aside at the end of each talk for an open discussion and Q&A with Graham Hancock. There will also be book-signings throughout the day (in the intervals between talks and at the end) at which Graham will be happy to take further brief individual questions, meet each member of the audience personally, and participate in photos.

 

 

GRAHAM HANCOCK
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(Photo by Santha Faiia)

Graham Hancock is the author of the major international non-fiction bestsellers The Sign and the Seal, Fingerprints of the Gods, The Message of the Sphinx, Heaven’s Mirror, Underworld and Supernatural, and of the epic adventure novels Entangled and War God. His books have sold more than seven million copies worldwide and have been translated into thirty languages. His public lectures, radio and TV appearances, including two major TV series, Quest For The Lost Civilisation and Flooded Kingdoms of the Ice Age, as well as his strong presence on the internet, have put his ideas before audiences of tens of millions. He has become recognised as an unconventional thinker who raises resonant questions about humanity’s past and about our present predicament. In February 2016 Hancock was voted No 14 in the Watkins list of “The 100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People”: http://www.watkinsmagazine.com/watkins-spiritual-100-list-2016. Hancock’s new book, Magicians of the Gods, was published in the UK on 10 September 2015 and in the US on 10 November.

 

The CoSM Store and the Mushroom Cafe will be open.

 

Accommodations

Rooms are available for rent in Grey House, CoSM’s fully renovated Visionary Victorian guest house.

To book accommodations for this event, please call 845 297 2323 ext.104 or email us at hospitality@cosm.org.

Library

Guest Room Photo

The artwork of Alex Grey & Allyson Grey plus many other visionary artists are on display in the guest house.

 

Location

CoSM, Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, 46 Deer Hill Road, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590.