Gregg Braden is a New York Times best-selling author and Templeton Prize nominee. He is well known internationally as ‘a pioneer in bridging science and spirituality’. He researches a range of topics, including both modern day science and ancient beliefs.
Dimethyltryptamine is a natural chemical substance that is produced in many plants and animals, including humans in the liver, lungs and pineal gland. Despite occurring naturally in us, it is famous for being the strongest psychedelic and has a reputation for inducing the biggest changes to our perception of reality.
Graham Hancock is respected researcher in ancient civilizations. His books have sold millions of copies and have been translated into 27 different languages. Some of his greatest research and findings have revealed many facts, secrets and knowledge of ancient Egypt. Some of this has been described as ‘truly mind-blowing’.
‘The famous philosopher Descartes described the pineal gland as the ‘principal seat of the soul.’ You’ve probably heard of this gland being called the ‘third eye,’ a mystical chakra point residing right in the middle of your eyebrows. It turns out these ideas aren’t too far off. The small, rice-sized, pinecone-shaped endocrine organ sits alone in the middle of the brain and at the same level as the eyes.’
Sumer is the earliest known civilization in the historical region of Mesopotamia, said to have emerged around 6000 years ago. Based on recent research the Sumerians could have been around much longer ago than this. For example, Sumer is meant to predate ancient Egypt and research suggests that ancient Egypt was prevalent 12,000 years ago.
‘Many researchers have found ancient texts that depict a different history of civilization than that explained in most mainstream teachings.’ As these stories are so different from mainstream teachings, they can be easy to dismiss. However, it is worth listening to the research people have done and forming your own opinion.
The masons are an organization well known for their secrecy. However, some researchers and ex-masons have given insight into their beliefs. This includes a strong belief in the afterlife, including claims from an old mason that they believed you had to pass away to get to the next degree of masonry and gain it in Sirius (the star often shown in Masonry and Ancient Egypt, where they also strongly believed in the afterlife, hence mummification).