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New Book Reviews

By Brent Raynes

Time Slips, Real Time Machines, And
How-To Experiments To Go Forwards and
Backwards Through Time
By Commander X & Tim. R. Swartz

Global Communications
Box 753
New Brunswick, NJ 08903
1999, 2012, 162 pages,
ISBN-13: 978-1606111352

Reviewed by Brent Raynes

Allegedly “real” time machine experiments anyway, and a lot of documented testimonials of people claiming that they’ve glimpsed, perceived, or experienced full body events and/or people outside of their normal stream of time or frame of reference. There is some very interesting reading to be found here and there are thought-provoking stories and ideas to reflect upon as well. While I am still personally skeptical toward some of the stories cited here, like the Philadelphia Experiment and how the late Col. Phillip Corso (author of The Day After Roswell) speculated, after the book was published, that the UFO that crashed at Roswell (presuming that’s what it was) may have been a time machine, I am a cautious skeptic not a hard headed skeptic, and I am more than ready to have it proven to me that any high-strangeness case out there is the real deal! I don’t know that it will ever be possible for mankind to master so-called “time travel,” but this book will certainly make you question and wonder about it some.


Floating Stones:
Great Pyramid Built with
Water Power
By Samuel R. Sampson & Michael N. Read

Oakfield Publishers
3373 Williamette Dr. N
Salem, Oregon 97303
2010, 156 pages, US $23.95
ISBN: 978-0-615-40872-9

The authors cite the Greek historian Herodotus’s statement in his “The Histories” (circa 450 BCE): “To make it took ten years, as I said – or rather to make the causeway, the works on the mound where the pyramid stands and the underground chambers, where Cheops intended as vaults for his own use; these last was built on a sort of island, surrounded by water introduced from the Nile by canal.” Herodotus described how Egyptian priests had shared with him, more than 2,000 years after the pyramids had been built, had constructed a “causeway for the conveyance of the stones,” then the site was leveled and the underground chambers were built before beginning on the pyramid.

Historically, the authors point out, there are only a few ancient murals that show men with ropes dragging large statues and there are images of large stones being transported on boats and some being pulled by oxen on slids, but there is, ultimately, very little evidence available on the construction process of the Great Pyramid itself. However, how about the role of water in the transportation and construction process? In a National Geographic News article in 2007, it was stated that ancient Egyptians had quarried granite monolith stones at Aswan, excavated a canal from that quarry to the Nile, loaded the monoliths onto barges down the Nile and then through another canal to a harbor in the area of the Great Pyramid. In addition, the authors offer a theory that the Great Pyramid had been a hydrological construction project. They compile a lot of historical, geological and archaeological evidence to try and substantiate their controversial and thought-provoking theory.

Sunday, May 19, 2024