THE GOLDEN THREAD by David D. Weisher


That weaves a fabric of reason
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Weisher (Mysteries of Consciousness, 2005) endeavors to answer the fundamental questions of human existence: Where did we come from? Why are we here? Where are we going?

In this ambitious inquiry, the author draws knowledge from the fields of evolution, anthropology, religion, neurophysiology and alien theory. He begins with a discussion of human evolution, asserting that there was not enough time for the brain to transition from what it was in Australopithecus to what it became in Homo sapiens. The discrepancy, he argues, can be explained by third-party interference. At this point, readers will have to pay close, open-minded attention: Drawing from ancient Sumerian texts, Weisher concludes that alien beings interfered with the evolutionary process. Furthermore, he espouses, those same aliens can be assumed to have been participants in the biblical story of Eden. The author continues on to examine cases of patients he saw as a medical doctor and their experiences surviving clinical death. Using these accounts, as well as stories of past lives reported by people under hypnosis, Weisher argues that there’s an “extraneuronal” beginning of human consciousness—or what some would call the soul. He then examines ancient structures such as the Sphinx, concluding that many of these monuments couldn’t possibly have been created by the human technology of their times. He rounds out his argument for the presence of ancient aliens with accounts of UFO sightings in various countries. Here, as in other chapters, the author forcefully argues against popular scientific ideas. Overall, it’s certainly an enrapturing read. However, the validity of the book’s grand explanation for human existence can be judged by each individual reader. Throughout, there are many logical leaps that some may not agree with, such as the idea that popular scientific concepts are invalid simply because they’re funded by academia. It also may be difficult for readers who aren’t well-versed in the subjects at hand to form a comprehensive opinion of the book.

An intriguing exploration of a whirlwind of concepts, from reincarnation to government conspiracy, tied together by one common thread: the presence of ancient aliens on Earth.

Pub Date: Sept. 11th, 2014
ISBN: 978-0615750576
Page count: 256pp
Publisher: David D. Weisher M.D.
Program: Kirkus Indie
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