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Book Reviews Perceptions Magazine, April 2016

by: Brent Raynes

Our Dolphin Ancestors:
Keepers of Lost Knowledge and Healing Wisdom
by Frank Joseph

Bear & Company
A division of Inner Traditions International
One Park Street
Rochester, Vermont 05767
2016, 312 pages, 6 x 9 US $18.00
ISBN: 978-1-59143-231-9

Reviewed by Brent Raynes

Author Frank Joseph, the former editor of Ancient American magazine (1993-2007), and the author of Before Atlantis and Advanced Civilizations of Prehistoric America, explores the fascinating world of dolphins and what he describes as an ancient connection between dolphins and humans – a connection that may go back to the very birth of early civilization, with a connection to the stars themselves (more specifically Sirius, the so-called Dog Star).

This book inundates the reader with discoveries of modern science and ancient history and myths that paint a thought-provoking picture of a mind-boggling and complex past that strives to tie numerous historical and scientific loose ends together in a way few could have ever imagined. This book contains some amazing accounts of incredible bonds that happened between dolphins and humans, how they seem to possess interspecies telepathic skills, how some people have even been rescued from drowning by them, why the author believes them to be ancestral cousins of ours, and how these playful and highly intelligent creatures of the sea can have deeply therapeutic effects on children with autism, people who have had strokes, and those suffering depression. They also reportedly have an uncanny ability to detect cancer in us!


Weapons of the Gods:
How Ancient Alien Civilizations Almost Destroyed the Earth
by Nick Redfern

The Career Press, Inc.
12 Parish Drive
Wayne, NJ 07470
2016, 256 pages, 6 x 9 US $16.99 Can. $20.95
ISBN-13: 978-1-63265-038-2

Reviewed by Brent Raynes

The popular and prolific author Nick Redfern's latest volume explores evidence that long ago, even going back to our prehistoric eras, there may have existed highly advanced technologies that may have suggested extraterrestrial intervention – even ancient atomic destructions. He cites two Sanskrit texts, the Ramayana and Mahabharata, that bear descriptions of what curiously sound like nuclear warfare back two thousand years ago. He examines possible evidence of such sites of destruction with regard to the Biblical cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, India's Lonar Crater, and other sites worldwide.

The clues and signs of past ancient alien visitations and presence may be found in other details expounded upon by Redfern, like the ancient tektites, vitrified stone forts, India's tales of flying saucer type machines called vimanas, and much more.


Awakening of the Watchers:
The Secret Mission of the Rebel Angels in the Forbidden Quadrant
by Timothy Wyllie

Bear & Company
One Park Street
Rochester, Vermont 05767
Bear & Company is a division of Inner Traditions International
2016, 360 pages, 6 x 9 US $20.00
ISBN: 978-1-59143-251-7

Reviewed by Brent Raynes

The author tackles a combination of non-human intelligences from angels, ETs, and dolphins, and presents information and insight into mankind's dimmest past with the help, he claims, of Georgia, a rebel angel and discarnate Watcher who has, I guess you could say, been something of a co-writer and ghost writer for Wyllie's book, helping to add details and insights that are otherwise beyond human reach.

With a combination of historical facts and folklore and information presumably gleaned from Wyllie's otherworldly source Georgia, the reader is in for a startling and thought-provoking array of scenarios. The author claims to have been on a very strange life journey, complete with a near-death experience back in 1973, that he states helped to act as a catalyst for what was to unfold next.

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