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Talisman: Gnostic, Freemasons, Revolutionaries, and the 2,000-Year-Old Conspiracy at Work Today

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  • Posted March 2, 2009

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    Not much about nothing much

    To be clear out of the chutes- I generally enjoy this type of book. Semi mythic societies and age old conspiracies ala The DaVinci Code generally makes for fun reading. And Graham Hancock is a pleasant and readable enough writer. But, when you go the first 150 pages and still have no idea what the authors are trying to spell out, then there's a problem. I think they're trying to tell us that beneath the outer skin of world history, there has been a semi-secret religion (or truth) trying to make their views known in the world. But I'm not sure what they are trying to do or why. All the usual suspects are brought into play for this- the Templars, the Freemasons, the Founding Fathers, Gnostics, etc. But I always get suspicious when they tell me streets are laid out in a straight line pointing toward the North Star or some such thing. And in this day and age where a body like the Catholic Church no longer is able to strong arm people or burn them for heresy, why would such a truth (or religion or whatever) need to remain hidden from view? Too bad, I really wanted to like this. Read something else by Hancock or something by Jean Markale instead if you're looking for a better reading experience.

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