Join us for two special events:
May 18: Evening Talk
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May 19: Brunch and Talk
Saturday, May 18 @ 7:00 – 8:30pm: America Before: The Key to Earth’s Lost Civilization
Join us as we celebrate Graham Hancock’s latest non-fiction work, America Before: The Key to Earth’s Lost Civilization, in which he shares the results of his explosive new investigation into the prehistory of the Americas. He showcases scientific proof of a long-lost ancient civilization which began during the Ice Age in the (misnamed) ‘New World’, and then spread around the globe, leaving its traces in ancient monuments such as the Egyptian pyramids and Stonehenge, and in the genetic makeup of peoples living as far away as Australia. Hancock’s research takes readers on a series of journeys and encounters with the scientists responsible for the recent extraordinary breakthroughs that are allowing a new view of our past to emerge. In the process, from the Mississippi Valley to the Amazon rainforest, he reveals that ancient ‘New World’ cultures share a legacy of advanced scientific knowledge and sophisticated spiritual beliefs with supposedly unconnected ‘Old World’ cultures. Hancock follows the clues to their source in the devastated heartland of the lost civilisation.
** Book signing to follow. Books will be available for sale at the venue.
** Evening Entertainment may follow.
Sunday, May 19 @ 9:00 – 10:30am: Brunch w/ Graham
Join us for a delicious locally-grown organic brunch at Sweetwater Kitchen as we stimulate your mind for another talk with Graham Hancock.
Brunch Menu – $30 per person
– Southwest Frittata: with poblano and red bell peppers, onion, mushroom and kale, topped with sliced avocado, pico de gallo and cotija cheese
– Granola Bowl Bar: build your own granola bowl with gluten free hemp granola, served with fresh berries, honey, peanut butter, shredded coconut, nut milk, dairy milk and yogurt
– Smokey Paprika Hummus: w/ crudités and fresh baked focaccia bread
– Juniper Smoked Trout Tartine: on Rye Sour Dough with sumac whipped goat cheese topped with arugula and pickled sweet peppers and radish
– Meats: Applewood-smoked bacon and Breakfast Sausage
– Fresh Baked Pasties
– Fresh Organic Fruit Platter
– Hot organic coffee & teas
– Iced Tea
Sunday, May 19 @ 10:30 – 12:00pm: The War on Consciousness
In this talk which touches on Gnosticism, good and evil, the Great Pyramid, the mystery of death, altered states of consciousness and parallel dimensions, Graham Hancock argues that our society is over-monopolistically dependent on the alert problem solving state of consciousness and ignores, marginalises and demonises the contribution of non-ordinary states of consciousness at its peril. For example, we run the risk of prison, confiscation of our property and public humiliation if we make use of time-honoured sacred methods to explore our own consciousness. Yet surely the exploration and expansion of the miracle of consciousness is the essence of what it is to be human? And in what sense can we claim to be free when we, as adults, are forbidden to make sovereign decisions regarding our own consciousness which is, after all, the most intimate, the most precious, and the most sapient part of ourselves? Graham’s research into the ancient Egyptian books of the dead, and into shamanism, Upper Palaeolithic cave art, and other means have led to his hypothesis that experiences in induced altered states of consciousness have played a fundamental and much misunderstood role in the story of humanity. Recent research has produced intriguing scientific evidence, which this talk will review, that such experiences may even allow interaction with other levels of reality not normally accessible to our senses and thus may hold the key to the future of our species.