January 15, 2017
Nick Redfern is an author that has tackled a variety of subjects, and in this book he does no different. In Immortality Of The Gods, Redfern seeks to ascertain whether or not there’s any substance to the legends of immortality throughout time.
In its nascent stage, the book begins with the argument that in ancient times there were beings that had extraordinary life spans due to incredible elixirs such as the White Powder Gold, Manna, Indian Amirita, and other potions. Drawing from wide-ranging sources that range from the Bible, the Epic of Gilgamesh, Sumerian sources and more, Redfern collates data based on stories that claim beings with extensive lifespans have lived through various periods in our history, although more notably in our ancient past.
Some of these individuals include Count St. Germain, Adam, Methuselah, Seth, and a few others.
Furthermore, not only does Redfern examine ancient sources, but the author also examines more modern cases that dovetail more into the UFO field, such as the case of Valiant Thor.
While the book does make an argument compelling enough to further research, the book isn’t without its flaws.
First, some sources are much stronger than others. This makes for a book that could have possibly been really good into a book that’s still worth a read, but okay at best. Granted, tackling a subject of this magnitude isn’t exactly a walk in the park, however, drawing information from books/articles just because it exists doesn’t mean it’s going to bring credibility to the book, especially in a subject that’s already incredibly convoluted.
Secondly, the author uses many sources, which is fantastic. However, when quoting from these sources the author never once sources the pages of material where applicable. It wouldn’t have taken much effort to do that, and an independent researcher will have to leaf through thousands of pages to find out what parts of which books information used by the author is at. Any solid researcher will have a nightmare trying to further research topics covered within this particular book.
Overall, if you’re really interested in the subject the book does have some intriguing information to take note of. That said, some of the information provided could certainly be read – or interpreted – in different manners, which leaves some areas of the book quite lacking.