star rating The Thrill of Challenging Viewpoints and Intellectual
, May 23, 2006
Reviewer: Grady Harp (Los Angeles, CA United States) - See
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Wayne Herschel possesses a magnetism in his thoughts, his devotion to
discovery, his human vulnerability as one who has encountered near death
or out of body experiences or paranormal light events, and in pulling
his probing investigation of the cosmos into a book that feels like a
gift to the reader. Whether or not every reader will greet his theories
and substantial documentation with an open mind is something no one can
control. But for those who like to think out of the box, who admit that
there are so many possibilities to explain our existence in the universe,
for those hungry and adventuresome minds this book THE HIDDEN RECORDS
is a little fascinating feast!
Herschel, ably assisted by Birgitt Lederer, has followed his instincts
in exploring the fact that all pyramid systems on the face of the globe
have definite relationship to the stars. He is an archeo-astronomer and
has been able to illustrate how the ancient pyramids of Egypt are aligned
with the belt of Orion stars that are tangent with the Milky Way. He does
not merely toss off this idea, but instead gives multiple colour diagrams,
maps, photographs and other documentation that the placement of the pyramids
correlate with the positions of the stars.
Herschel then takes us through the design of the pyramids of the Incas
of Peru, the mysterious Stonehenge construction and yes, even to the face
of Mars. Each extension of his relationship between the remnants of older
civilizations and the stars is well discussed, well mapped, and well presented.
But the most fascinating discussion in this engrossing book is Herschel's
postulate that the Great Pyramids of Egypt may just provide us with information
to continue to explore the concept that life on planet earth came from
a distant star via a means of migration that is as bold in concept as
it is exciting to ponder.
For centuries people have laughed at individuals with ideas that seem
on the edge of credibility, finding that such concepts as gravity and
the rotation of the sun and earth challenge our sense of security, that
we must have certain pieces of information we hold 'sacred' and are taken
on 'faith', only to find that in time the principles once thought bizarre
actually are found to be fact.
Herschel does not preach his ideas, does not alienate spirituality (if
anything his thoughts are closer to deity than to science), but he does
simply unfold his years of thoughtful pondering in a book that hopefully
will cause thought and controversy. This is a book to exercise the mind
and the imagination, and reading it opens windows into understanding the
universe in ways we have never wandered. It is a fine read and a feast
for the mind.
I bought the book and couldn't put it down - carrying
my prized possession in a clear plastic bag everywhere I go and showing
it to everybody. Am so proud of owning such a wonderful full-colour book
with perfectly illustrated star maps and pyramid maps! I am 100% convinced
the star maps are perfectly mirrored by the pyramids and ancient sites
when I look at Wayne's comparisons.
I read Graham Hancock and Von Däniken and Bauval and then others
refuting their theories - and about aliens and abductions - and Hoagland.
But none of the books I read was ever so clearly written and so beautifully
and convincingly and consistently illustrated with photographs and computer-enhanced
images - it is so lovely, I don't have words to express my delight. I
love the way you brought all these disparate phenomena and diverging explanations
under the umbrella of one star map and one explanation. I like your theory
on the grounds that you base it on so much solid evidence, and also because
you bring divergent phenomena and ancient documents together and create
an overall picture as a framework which provides for all the strange occurrences.
And Wayne's research impresses me - a lover of New Age theories and strange
phenomena and occult explanations, and an erstwhile philosopher and academic
-- as impeccable!!!!. It is a pleasure and a joy to read the book, to
follow the reasoning, to see how Wayne tried all possibilities before
making a claim - and nowhere does he stretch credulity -- his evidence,
especially the computer program moving the stars back into place as they
were 17 500 years ago - is so clear and logical - whatever scholars zoom
in on, whatever their criticism, whatever they do to cover their boring
backs, nothing can take away the irrefutable evidence that the Pleiades
and Taurus were recreated and that an earth-like star has been found that
matches the image of the mystery star of the ancients.
I can't wait to hear about the reaction from academic circles, unless
they give it the silent treatment because it is too well researched to
be refuted without making a fool of themselves, but that is their loss
and our gain.
Congratulations on the most beautiful book I have ever owned. Yours
is the first all-encompassing theory I have come across!
I just want to say congratulations for writing such
a bold, fantastic book. I have for many years been fascinated by the pyramids
and after reading Graham Hancock's "Fingerprints of the Gods" I too was
convinced that we are not from here. I have followed your theories, got
a recording of the Carte Blanche episode that you featured and this weekend
bought your book "The Hidden Records" which I devoured cover to cover.
I too have had some "Life changing experiences" which have completely
led me on my path of trying to discover. Anyway what I wanted to comment
on was that I really don't think that the pyramids (around the world)
were built by their nations at all. For example the Egyptians wrote about
EVERYTHING in Hieroglyphics, their "gods" their families, their language
etc. If they were so proud of these magnificent structures that they built,
then surely they would have told us about building them like they told
us about everything else. In other words I haven't seen any hieroglyphics
of architectural plans/ sketches/ blue prints of any of the great structures
being built by the Egyptians-why?
What I have also noticed which you may have already observed is that
everything, star maps, the tops of the pyramids the Sphinx were all
view from above, like as if there was a satellite watching down on everything
like there is today? If planes were only invented in the 19th century
and they only put a man in space in the 60's then how could this be
In Graham Hancock's "Fingerprints of the Gods" he talks about a map
that was founds to be THOUSANDS of years old but yet so accurate. We
know what the continents look like (today) on maps because satellites
have taken those photos from above. So you mean to tell me that a couple
of hundred years ago when people thought that the earth was flat and
if you sailed over the horizon you would fall off the earth, they knew
what the world map looked liked?- Impossible! Thousands of years before
explorers "set sail" maps of our planet had already been drawn with
very accurate lines of latitude and longitude?
In a way this all suggests that most things, even crop circles and the
positioning of Stonehenge, the Pyramids that line up with star maps, all
had to be viewed from above to be so accurate. It’s like "the ancients"
have been looking down on us for years and years and maybe they still
Once again keep up the great work and thanks for such a fantastic book!
I am busy reading your book on ‘The Hidden Records’
Firstly just to comment to this from your website: at Spiritual pledge:
"Although it may appear that the findings revealed in 'The Hidden Records'
are heading away from the belief in a single Creator of the Universe,
or Christian teaching... this couldn't be further from the truth. "
"The time has come to get back to the original teachings and hidden texts
that the early 'scholars' had rejected. The truth is found in many pieces
of the puzzle spread globally, all of which contribute to this valuable
I was wondering these same thing when I started to read your wow-book
- ‘The Hidden records’ that if you believe in the Single Creator
God of the Universe... I am glad that you still hold on to the belief
in the One Divine Creator because that I believe is "calling us back"
to the Source of all things - where we originally come from - and on our
journey finding these amazing findings as star maps - as you put it: awe
inspirational !! I totally agree that it is time that we "wake up" the
sleeping humanity and get back to the original teachings and hidden texts
that early scholars rejected. I, being a student at the Academy for Future
Science - my mission is also to be obedient to my calling and give the
teachings to all who are "hungry and thirsty" - for the “upliftment”
of mankind. I believe by working together, we can bring this to a new
"focal-point" that will be contributing to all of mankind! The Truth will
set us free!
I believe all that we are busy with, is very sacred and must be treated
with the uttermost respect at all times......
Your books has "opened up" and confirmed so many of my questions - especially
because of the "visual" way you explained it - thank you for that!
Thanks for a well researched, beautiful book. I
have read the books of Bauval and Hancock and others and find your book
fascinating. (Still busy reading it). Hopefully one day archaeologists
will find the Book of Life of the ancient Egyptians and I am convinced
that there is more to discover. Keep up the good work.
I bought your book yesterday, and would have read
it already if I were not too busy today. I can't wait to get stuck into
it, it is most beautifully produced and looks interesting too.
Best wishes for the success of your book and any subsequent ones.
I got myself a copy of your book today and although
I have only paged through it as yet, it looks absolutely fascinating -
one of those books that you can’t put down until you've finished
it, and that you need to read 2 or 3 times to digest all the magnificent
information. So if I can’t concentrate at the office, it is because
you were keeping me busy burning the midnight oil. I hope to meet you
someday so that you can sign my copy.
Congratulations!! I know that this book will be doing well for you.
I wish you and Birgitt all the best for bringing
the truth to us. I got a definite YES when I read the book. It is strange
that people can still be so ignorant as not to believe that we are not
from here. The mere mention of it brings out Blasphemy, Blasphemy!!!!
Shame, should point out to them that the Bible is full of proof. Genesis
6:4 talks of the Nephilim on earth and that the sons of god had sexual
relations with the daughters of men. The book of Ezekiel talks of the
Cherubim - winged heavenly creatures with animal and human faces. I can
go on and on and on. I have been classified as a rebel because as a child
I had too much questions regarding the church. I basically devoured the
Bible in search of the Truth. Found it. People love being taken care of
and it is not much different now than then. These wonderfully intelligent
beings from outer space came to earth and people worshipped them and saw
they were powerful. They became Gods.
You can be assured that I will buy all your books. We are distributors
of books and will promote your book to everyone that's out there looking
for the truth.