CHANGES TO THE HISTORY OF THE SOUL

as compared to Genesis Unveiled, published by Virgin in 2002

This comparison is best made by listing the contents of Genesis Unveiled. Note that 'contents much the same' usually means that though the sections and evidence presented are much the same, the arguments and analysis may have been substantially refined.

INTRODUCTION: retitled 'Preface' and substantially rewritten, although contents much the same, apart from addition of new end section.

PART 1: REVELATIONS

1 MYTHS IN THE MAKING: minor editing only.

2 A SPIRITUAL WORLDVIEW: deleted because superseded by more recent books on spirituality.

3 DEBASEMENT AND DESTRUCTION: substantially rewritten, Hermetic and Gnostic material added from Chapter 17, as well as new Egyptian material.

4 THE ARTS OF CIVILISATION: substantially rewritten, although contents much the same.

5 THE GOLDEN AGE: substantially rewritten, although contents much the same.

6 ROUND AND ROUND WE GO: chapter renamed 'WORLD AGES AND UNIVERSAL CYCLES'; substantially rewritten, although contents much the same.

7 TAKING ON THE EXPERTS: substantially rewritten, although contents much the same.

8 CREATION CONFUSION: chapter renamed 'THE CREATION OF MAN'; substantially rewritten, although contents much the same, apart from removal of 'horrible hybrids' section reproduced here and insertion of new section on 'veil of amnesia'.

PART 2: CORROBORATION

9 ARE WE SPECIAL? 'human evolution' section moved to next chapter; 'Hindu Creationists' section removed because not essential and reproduced here; ditto 'The Interventionists' section reproduced here; remaining material on evolution versus intelligent design removed because not essential and partly now wrong.

10 DEFINING THE WINDOW: chapter renamed 'ARCHAEOLOGY'; 'global evolution' figure and 'human evolution' section inserted from previous chapter; all then substantially rewritten, with some contents changes, including new/updated information on human cultural development, genetic migration patterns and farming, new sections entitled 'mavericks' and 'missing evidence', and substantially revised conclusion about dates for the emergence of the golden race.

11 ANOMALOUS ARTIFACTS: removed because not essential and reproduced in updated form here.

12 CATASTROPHE! chapter renamed 'GEOLOGY'; hugely changed; most of the previous evidence has now been rebutted, but the new analysis thereof is retained; addition of new research into Younger-Dryas Event; removal of 'dating' section, 'missing evidence' section rewritten and moved to Human Emergence chapter; 'where on earth' section renamed 'likely locale' and rewritten with emphasis on south-east Asia; much shortened and revised conclusion.

13 THE THEOSOPHICAL PERSPECTIVE: mostly removed because not essential and reproduced here.

14 THE ATLANTEAN CONNECTION: chapter renamed 'LOST CONTINENTS'; substantially rewritten, with addition of stanzas from Book of Dzyan from previous chapter, increased concentration on the more esoteric aspects of Scott-Elliott's work, and removal of 'teachings from Shambhala' section.

15 ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY? chapter renamed 'LET'S GET REAL'; substantially rewritten, although contents much the same except for 'ancient astronaut' and 'redating school' sections removed.

PART 3: ESOTERICA: no longer included

16 ORIGINS: chapter renamed 'THE ORIGINS OF THE WORLD'; moved to the end of Part 1 and substantially rewritten, although contents much the same apart from addition of 'common source' section.

17 AN ESOTERIC WORLDVIEW: removed because not essential and reproduced here.

18 THE COSMIC DOCTRINE: removed because not essential and reproduced here.

19 ESOTERIC SCIENCE: removed because not essential and partly now wrong, but reproduced here.

EPILOGUE - IMPLICATIONS FOR TODAY: completely rewritten, with old contents largely discarded and new contents including channeled material from The Future of the Soul and various other new material backing up the historical aspects thereof.

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