Prep for next season - what???

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Post: # 3335Post shiney
Wed May 25, 2005 9:26 pm

Chariots Of The Gods or summink like that!

I read it too and one other that I can't remember. Perhaps I need to sit under a very large pyramid to get my memory back!
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Post: # 3337Post Wombat
Wed May 25, 2005 9:34 pm

Yeah, I read all of Von Daniken's books and came to the conclusion that while he had some very good questions, his answers were mostly bull. Read some years later about him admitting to making up some of his "evidence", particularly for his book "Gold of the Gods".

I made a point of reading one or two of his source books, written by learned people, who came to reasonble conclusions (not involving extre-terrestrials), he cited their research and ignored their conclusions. Probably made a packet though.........which I suspect was his intention. :wink:

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Post: # 3338Post shiney
Wed May 25, 2005 9:39 pm

A good read though, got us all going. Speshly me!

I am sure there is something in it.
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Post: # 3345Post Muddypause
Thu May 26, 2005 12:15 am

Wombat wrote:Yep! I was fascinated by it back in the '70s when it was BIG! Even tried to sharpen my razor blade with one......................to no effect :shock: .
Did you read Lyall Watson's Supernature back then? In my early twenties I found that fascinating (though I tried re-reading it in my more critical middle-age and found it unreadable). The razorblade in a pyramid got a mention in it, with, IIRC, the author claiming some success. Needless to say he sported a full beard in those days.

He wrote a few other books in similar vein, one of which (The Romeo Error) did pose the seriously interesting puzzle about how hard it is to identify when we actually die; much of us is dead already, yet we are alive; when we are dead, many of the processes that maintain life continue.

Like Charriots Of The Gods, I think the conclusions in these books can often be challenged more critically than we seemed to do when they were first published.

Bizarrely, Lyall Watson went on to be the man who brought us Sumo wrestling on Channel 4 in the UK.
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Post: # 3346Post Wombat
Thu May 26, 2005 12:42 am

Yep, Stew, certainly did...................probably still have the original copy around somewhere, but haven't looked at it in years, interests change and all that! Had the romeo error too, but never got around to reading it :shock:

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Post: # 3357Post cheddarpaul
Thu May 26, 2005 9:24 am

You have certainly lost me completely now :roll:
Erm - what just happened?

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Post: # 3358Post Wombat
Thu May 26, 2005 9:44 am

How old are you Cheddarpaul? Maybe not old enough to remember all the magical properties of pyramids that were touted by a number of authors back in the '70s!

One of their supposed powers was if you suspended a blunt razor blade a certain way up inside a pyramid with the exact (scaled down) dimensions of the Great Pyramid of Cheops it would harness the powers of the universe to sharpen it! If that sounds like bull that's only because it is :wink:

but it made a good story and sold a lot of tacky polystyrene pyramids.

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Post: # 3360Post cheddarpaul
Thu May 26, 2005 10:53 am

I was still in short school pants and chasing the girls to pull their pigtails in the 70's... come to think of it, they were the good ole days - bring them back anytime
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Post: # 3361Post shiney
Thu May 26, 2005 11:13 am

Me too Cheddar, but I picked the book up in the eighties!!!

I wasn't chasing girls tho' I hasten to add. :lol: :wink:
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Post: # 3363Post Lyds
Thu May 26, 2005 3:20 pm

I remember all those books, they had a huge following but wasn't there some scandal? Something about an aboriginal being paid to churn out authentic 1000 year old aboriginal art on cave walls? :roll:

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Post: # 3369Post ina
Thu May 26, 2005 8:50 pm

I remember the fuss about the pyramids, but I never bothered to read those books - sounds like I didn't miss a lot! I was hooked on Lord of the Rings...
Anyway, I know that some people had their greenhouses built like pyramids - has anybody heard of their success or otherwise? I haven't see any like that around for a long time now. Maybe they were just to expensive.

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Post: # 3383Post Wombat
Fri May 27, 2005 2:24 am

G'Day Ina,

I was a Lord of the Rings fan too! Read it about 5 times..............

That's another one I haven't touched for years, more's the pity!

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