Monday, November 07, 2005


I've not read this book, but it seems interesting. Hancock's going to be in NYC at the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors on November 17th as part of a Disinfo event. If I were close I'd be there for sure.

Here's some info from the COSM site:

GRAHAM HANCOCK is breathless. He's telling me about his first hallucinogenic trip in the Amazon jungle, and he just can't get the words out fast enough. The former journalist and now bestselling science writer spent five weeks living with indigenous Indian shamans in Peru, where he ingested a sacred plant drug known as ayahuasca.

We pick up the story just after the shaman began the ritual ceremony by singing the icaros, ancient chants which draw the spirits around the circle. Hancock then took a sip of the drug, which he describes as a "vile-tasting liquid, so strong and bitter-sweet and salty, so dark and concentrated as to be repellent". His muscles involuntarily relax, he closes his eyes and then the visions begin.

"I had a very scary beginning to that trip," he says. "I saw incredible transformations of different animals and beings glowing with light that appeared directly in front of my field of vision. It was a typical scene which many describe as an alien abduction. They were very anthropic, and definitely wanted to communicate with me. It was rather like going to a strange new country, where I had to start learning the rules of communication."

1 comment:

Preston Peet said...

HI there,
The "Disinfo event" mentioned in the blurb about Graham Hancock at Alex Gray's COSM in NYC was actually the book launch event for my new anthology for The Disinformation Company, titled "Underground- the Disinformation Guide to Ancient Civilizations, Astonishing Archaeology and Hidden History," containing contributions from not only Graham himself, but also Robert Schoch, William Corliss, David Hatcher Childress, Colin Wilson, John Anthony West, Frank Joseph and many more as well. Please be sure to keep your eyes peeled for "Underground," as it is now on sale at,, and your local booksellers.
Thank you for your time.
Peace and love,
Preston Peet
Editor "Under the Influence- the Disinformation Guide to Drugs"
Editor "Underground- the Disinformation Guide to Ancient Civilizations, Astonishing Archaeology and HIdden History"
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