Monday, December 17, 2012
Review: Intervention: How Humanity from the Future Has Changed Its Own Past
Intervention: How Humanity from the Future Has Changed Its Own Past by Alan Butler
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Book Info: Genre: Non-fiction; alternate thoughts
Reading Level: Adult
Recommended for: Those who are curious about different ideas behind what we’re told, those who don’t care to accept common “truths”
Trigger Warnings: 9/11 is mentioned and a few conspiracy theories surrounding it are expanded on. If you have a trigger for 9/11, be aware of that.
Disclosure: I received an e-book ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
Synopsis: As Alan Butler demonstrates in this extraordinary book, many key events in the history of our world—from the creation of the Moon to the evolution of human beings—came about through the intervention of humans from the future. Based on rigorous science, Butler's theory reveals the changes made by these time travelers, as well as the markers they left behind to prepare us for the most spectacular revelation of all: our first contact with our future selves, an event that will occur within the lifetime of most people alive today.
My Thoughts: I have read a few other books (one by Alan Butler The Knights Templar Revealed, and other, similar books by other authors: Fingerprints of the Gods by Robert Hancock and The Message of the Sphinx by Robert Bauval—where formatting allows links and there are reviews, clicking on the book title will take you to the review) that were along this same lines and found them very interesting and fun to read, so when I stumbled across this on NetGalley, I knew I had to read it. I find alternate theories as to our past and present to be fascinating; plus I just enjoy thinking about things from a different point of view.
And I also enjoyed this book, a great deal. The ideas espoused in it are absolutely fascinating, as Butler claims that we, ourselves (or humans from the future) are responsible for the evolution and development of our own world. He provides a number of very interesting proofs of this theory, and it really makes a lot of sense in many ways. He says that people cannot simply go to any time in the past and jump into the timeline, but can only go into times where they were already a part of the timeline—it’s hard to explain, so you’ll just have to read it for more details—but it made me wonder if there were possibly elements of reincarnation involved; that is to say, that if a person’s past incarnation were involved in a specific timeline, if a person could sort of hitch hike on that person in order to experience what happens. Butler also has theories about so-called implants that he addresses that are very interesting. Obviously not everyone will find this as interesting as I did, but if you’re interested in hearing about different theories of human evolution and development, you should definitely check out Butler’s books. I have at least one more in my personal library, and a number more on my wishlist, which I’ll read eventually. Recommended.
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