Graham Hancock Quotes

Human history has become too much a matter of dogma taught by "professionals" in ivory towers as though it's all fact. Actually, much of human history is up for grabs. The further back you go, the more that the history that's taught in the schools and universities begins to look like some kind of faerie story.
Graham Hancock
There can be no more intimate and elemental part of the individual than his or her own consciousness. At the deepest level, our consciousness is what we are - to the extent that if we are not sovereign over our own consciousness then we cannot in any meaningful sense be sovereign over anything else either.
Graham Hancock (The War On Consciousness, 2009)
I have always felt that I've been on the edge of things, not in the middle but always on the edge.
Graham Hancock (Joe Rogan Podcast - 142, September 25 2011)
It may be that DMT makes us able to perceive what the physicist call "dark matter" - the 95 per cent of the universe's mass that is known to exist but that at present remains invisible to our senses and instruments.
Graham Hancock (Supernatural, 2005)
I always knew we weren't alone in the universe. I thought that the only way to encounter them is with bright lights and flying saucers in outer space. It never occured to me to actually encounter them in our own inner space.
Graham Hancock (Supernatural, 2005)
I don't believe that consciousness is generated by the brain. I believe that the brain is more of a reciever of consciousness.
Graham Hancock (Joe Rogan Podcast - 142, September 25 2011)
We have had a mind-programming exercising, thats called "the war on drugs" for the last 40 years, which has been designed to create an internal enemy in our societies and convince people that there are these evil, wicked groups who are doing these terrible, sinful things smoking these drugs and doing this and that. A very dark image has been created around this and people get very upset irrationally about this whole issue. And actually what's been forgotten in all of this, is that when the state sends us to prison for essentially exploring our own consciousness. This is an grotesque abuse of human rights. It's a fundamental wrong if I as an adult am not sovereign over my own consciousness then I'm absolutely not sovereign over anything. I can't claim any kind of freedom at all and what has happen over the last 40 or 50 years under the disguise of the war on drugs, is that we have been persuaded to hand over the keys of our consciousness to the state. The most precious, the most intimate, the most sapient part of ourselves, the state now has the key and Furthermore! They have persuaded us that thats in our interests. This is a very dangerous situation.
Graham Hancock (Joe Rogan Podcast - 142, September 25 2011)
Most people would argue that humans have a soul but animals dont have a soul. I think we are all soul. I think soul and consciousness is the essence of everything and I think that it manifests itself in all forms. We are incredibly lucky that we have manifested in human bodies because we've got, with this equipment, incredible oppurtunity for learning, growing and developing. We've got much better oppurtunity to learn, grow and to develop than a fruitfly or a cockroach does.
Graham Hancock (Joe Rogan Podcast - 142, September 25 2011)
The conclusion that I'm coming to is that the universe manifests organization of life where ever it can as a medium in which consciousness can immerse itself, and that this can take many different forms and shapes but the key and what's driving it, is consciousness.
Graham Hancock (Joe Rogan Podcast - 142, September 25 2011)
You dont want to listen to academics all the time... Professor X and Doctor Y may be very, very impressive people with their credentials but they have prejudices and they have a fixed view of the past which they are going to stick to, come what may.
Graham Hancock (Joe Rogan Podcast - 142, September 25 2011)
I think we are all soul. I think soul and consciousness is the essence of everything and I think that it manifests itself in all forms.
Graham Hancock (Joe Rogan Podcast - 142, September 25 2011)
There are many other states of consciousness that the amazing and mysterious human brain is capable of embracing, and it appears to be a natural human urge, as deep-rooted as our urges for food, sex, and nurturing relationships, to seek out and explore such "altered states of consciousness."
Graham Hancock (The War On Consciousness, 2009)
When the state sends us to prison for essentially exploring our own consciousness. This is an grotesque abuse of human rights. It's a fundamental wrong if I as an adult am not sovereign over my own consciousness then I'm absolutely not sovereign over anything. I can't claim any kind of freedom at all.
Graham Hancock (Joe Rogan Podcast - 142, September 25 2011)
I believe that the sovereignty of the adult over his or her own body and his or her own mind trumps everything else. We must have the right to make our mistakes.
Graham Hancock (Joe Rogan Podcast - 142, September 25 2011)
There is a danger in human species that we get locked into a particular frame, and right now we are locked into the technology frame. Of course we are advancing very, very fast but that doesn't mean that we aren't locked. We're locked into one frame and we are not thinking outside of that frame, and we can see the consequences of being locked into that frame, which is that our world is in chaos. Our world is in a state of hatred, fear and suspicion right now. There's all this horrible stuff going on and we are literally on the edge of destroying ourselves and there's never been a time in the human story where we've more needed to break out of our rigid pattern behavior and start thinking about things from a different point of view and nature has provided us with the means to do so, and those means are our plant allies.
Graham Hancock (Joe Rogan Podcast - 142, September 25 2011)
The list of freedoms we enjoy today that were not enjoyed by our ancestors is indeed a long and impressive one. It is therefore exceedingly strange that Western civilization in the twenty- first century enjoys no real freedom of consciousness.
Graham Hancock (The War On Consciousness, 2009)
We are a species with amnesia.
Graham Hancock
The greatest riddle of archaeology - how we became human and in the process began to make art and to practice what we call religion.
Graham Hancock (Supernatural, 2005)


Graham Hancock Biography

Born: August 2, 1950

Graham Hancock is a British writer and journalist. He is best known for his unconventional books, ideas and theories concerning civilizations of the past, myths and the exploration of consciousness.

Notable Works

The Sign and the Seal: The Quest for the Lost Ark of the Covenant (1992)
Fingerprints of the Gods: The Evidence of Earth's Lost Civilization (1995)
The Message of the Sphinx: A Quest for the Hidden Legacy of Mankind (1996)
Supernatural: Meeting with the Ancient Teachers of Mankind. (2005)
Entangled: The Eater of Souls. (2010)