They say that history is written by the victors. But what if historyor what we have come to know as historyhas all along been written by the wrong people? What if everything weve been told is only part of the story?
What if its the wrong part? In this groundbreaking new work, Mark Booth embarks on an enthralling intellectual tour of our worlds secret histories. Starting from a dangerous premisethat everything weve been taught about our worlds past is corrupted, and that the stories put forward by the various cults and mystery schools throughout history are trueBooth produces nothing short of an alternate history of the past 3,000 years.
History is more than a list of things that have happened; its a measure of consciousness and experience. And in The Secret History of the World, Booths take on history is relentless, charging through time and space and thought in interdisciplinary fashion; embracing cognitive science, religion, psychology, historiography, and philosophy, a new timeline is drawn, and a huge swath of our cultural heritage that has long been hidden is restored. From Greek and Egyptian mythology to Jewish folklore, from Christian cults to Freemasons, from Charlemagne to Don Quixote, from George Washington to HitlerBooth shows without a doubt that history as we know it needs a revolutionary rethink, and he has 3,000 years of hidden wisdom to back it up.