It may be considered wrong and a bit biased for me to review a book that I’ve contributed to, but I’ll do my best to stick with the facts and not pat myself on the back too much for my contribution and tell you that it was the best part of the book.
Truthfully my ego is not that inflated as this once again is yet another book that long time paranormal researcher and publisher Timothy Green Beckley has rescued from the out-of-print status bin and revived new life into the works of many previous authors, and so like the proverbial phoenix their works once again rise from the ashes and live on! Tim is fond of rescuing many such great works by authors who, in their day, contributed important pioneering works that still contain many relevant and noteworthy insights for us today. W. Raymond Drake was a British historian who years before Erich von Daniken’s popular 1968 classic Chariots of the Gods had long been researching and writing about “ancient astronauts.” Better yet, this particular manuscript of Drake’s originally came to Tim many years ago for publication consideration, and at the time he was a very small and under staffed operation and he passed it along to another publisher. It never was actually published, with only a few copies printed and circulated to a select few, for publication consideration I gather. So now Tim has published this “lost manuscript” for everyone to read, as Drake had originally desired, even though it may be a couple decades behind schedule.
This book focuses on “ancient astronaut” evidence of the Americas, which is certainly one of my favorite places to look for such historical anomalies. Drake also pondered the possible influences of the ancient Atlantean culture at various sites in the Americas, and in my own little contribution to this manuscript that revolves largely around my own investigation of an ancient, enigmatic and huge earthen complex in and around Portsmouth, Ohio, there is a connected site nearby that Dr. Greg Little has written about and how it resembles Plato’s description of the central city of Atlantis.
So I feel honored to be among several authors to contribute supplemental and updated material to Drake’s manuscript. Drake’s writings certainly flow smoothly and entertainingly, the contents consistently captivating and always peppered with plenty of detailed information. Whether you’re on or off the fence on the “ancient astronaut” question itself, Drake gives us plenty of challenging and thought-provoking data and ideas to get us to thinking and pondering over the question a little deeper. Drake’s chapters include such revealing titles as Ancient America, Spacemen in Ancient North America, Space Gods of the Aztecs and Mayans, Space Gods of South America, Incas – Sons of the Sun, and Lost Civilizations. Drake certainly tried to leave virtually no stone unturned in the Americas in his well-researched efforts to try and validate his theory of an ancient ET presence and influence here in our ancient past.
The other and of course recent contributors to this book are Angela Sangster, her chapter entitled The Native American Kachina and the Extraterrestrial Relationship, plus Mystery of the Crystal Skulls and Their ET Connection by R. Joshua Shapiro, Are You Prepared for the Return of The Ancient Sky Warriors? By Sean Casteel, along with Tim Beckley’s Unsolved Mysteries of the Americas: What Is To Come? Also Tim prepared a special report entitled Crystal Skulls: The Extraterrestrial Connection (including several pictures of crystal skull displays), that details how last year Mayan elders were in New York City on 10-10-10, visited the United Nations to give them a message about 2012 and a new spiritual awakening that is coming (as well as a return of the sky visitors), and how they also presented a seminar with their crystal skulls at an ARE (Association for Research and Enlightenment) hosted event in the Chelsea section of the City, wherein UFOs were reported coincidently outside (reported by several attendees).
Just a note of interest about this: Thirteen Mayan elders have returned to New York again this year to do a ceremony with 13 crystal skulls on October 27th, and are crossing the nation now, visiting ancient sacred sites across the U.S. to do ceremonies at such places as Ohio’s Serpent Mound, Cahokia, Crestone, Colorado, with a private meeting scheduled in Kaatsi, Arizona, with a Hopi and Tibetan monks, of course ceremonies in Sedona, eventually ending up in LA to celebrate the arrival of 11-11-11. So watch out LA!
Reviewed by Brent Raynes
Ancient Secrets of Mysterious America: Revealing Our True Cosmic Destiny
By W.R. Drake, with added material by Timothy Green Beckley and Sean Casteel, with Joshua Shapiro, Brent Raynes, and Angela Sangster