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New Book Reviews

By Brent Raynes

Atlantis in the Amazon: Lost Technologies and the Secrets of the Crespi Treasure

By Richard Wingate

Bear & Company
One Park Street
Rochester, Vermont 05767
2011, 168 pages, U.S. $16.00
ISBN: 978-159143120-6

Reviewed by Brent Raynes

The author takes us in some very thought-provoking and controversial directions. The first one begins with his search in the lands and waters of the Caribbean, in search of evidence of an ancient civilization (Atlantis?) and then off we go to Ecuador to meet an aged Italian priest named Father Carlo Crespi who had amassed a staggering collection of hundreds of ancient looking artifacts identifiable as being of Assyrian, Babylonian, Cretan, and Aryan origin, along with steel-hard copper wheels and gears and machinery whose purpose is unknown. But unlike regular collections, Father Crespi claimed that these reportedly ancient artifacts emerged from deep tunnels deep in the Ecuadorian rainforest near Macas. It all allegedly began when a chief of one of the tribes told Father Crespi, “Now that we are Christians, the old oaths to our ancestors don’t bind us any more, and I will take you to what we have been guarding for the ancestors.” The book also contains many photographs (some in color) of these anomalous, out-of-place artifacts.

In addition, the author takes us to the other side of the world to study and ponder the meaning of ancient Hindu texts that are reported to describe highly destructive Stone Age war scenes in which entire races of people perished in nuclear warfare. Holy books like the Mahabharata and the Rig Veda have been found to contain detailed descriptions of not only what match perfect descriptions of nuclear weapons, but also advanced flying aircraft!

All of this, and so much more, await to be discovered in the fascinating pages of this book.

The Suppressed History of AMERICA The Murder of Meriwether Lewis and the Mysterious Discoveries of the Lewis and Clark Expedition

By Paul Schrag and Xaviant Haze

Bear & Company
One Park Street
Rochester, Vermont 05767
2011, 163 pages, US $15.00
ISBN: 978-159143122-0

Reviewed by Brent Raynes

The authors contend that Meriweather Lewis may have discovered more about this continent than the history books allow. This book reviews evidence that there may have been ancient civilizations, a race of giant people, “nearly white, blue eyed” Indians – mounting evidence that quite sometime before the first European settlers came here that there were other races and civilizations we haven’t recognized! Was Meriweather Lewis murdered to keep such things secret?

If you’re a history buff or someone who enjoys reading about ancient mysteries, then I feel strongly that you’ll enjoy reading this fascinating historical exploration of the Lewis and Clark saga and the thought-provoking evidence that the authors have gathered from many different sources.

Sunday, March 03, 2024