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Publisher's Summary

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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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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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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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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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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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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Makes Sense of Unexplained History

An outstanding perspective. Something about this alternative look at our ancient and current history really rings true for me. I have listened to this book 2 times and started my third while listening with my friend. He also is intrigued with this ancient wisdom. Keep an open mind and take a look or listen and see how it feels to you. Five stars in every category!

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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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fascinating

I find this concept so intriguing. I thought that we were in kali yoga now, but his explanation had enlightened me to a new understsnding.

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  • 02-19-19

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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good read

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

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  • 07-03-19

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
  • 11-28-19

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-30-21

an extraordinary view of the ancient world

wow where do i start. this book was a thought-provoking mind bender to say the least. i personally feel it lacked in being objective in many areas offering explanation often without any facts or evidence and coming to some rather fantasm conclusions. i have gained a great deal of interest in the ancient world and i completely agree with the books view towards modern day sciences and archaeologists, there seems undoubtedly history that we can not explain that is lost to us, i have followed the work of graham Hancock and others as well as enjoyed documentarys such as BAM that support the opinion of a far more intelligent ancestry than what the general public acknowledge at large today. however the likely hood of that civilisation and its culture and possible technology was most likely lost due to natural disaster disease famine and war rather than a mystical cycle that continues forever. then again thats just what a Dwapara yugas would say. i will say however i can not confirm or deny the possibility that the supernatural and the spirt of man does in fact exists, i do not believe we have any comprehension of consciousness as of yet or can we fully understand god or gods. i will continue to be sceptical and objective yet open to ideas and possibility such as presented in this enjoyable well narrated book. this was a fun and enjoyable read that requires a sceptical mind but a open heart to unknown of this mysterious universe.

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  • 02-04-22

Totally epic

This is one of the best descriptions of the rise and fall of human consciousness that one is ever likely to read. It should be standard reading for all university students of any discipline - especially the sciences!

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  • colin adams
  • 06-26-21

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
  • 06-19-21

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
  • 06-17-21

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
  • 04-12-21

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
  • 03-22-21

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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  • Dean
  • 12-04-20

very profound

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

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  • Robin Nixon
  • 09-16-20

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