Michael Cremo is on the cutting
edge of science and culture issues. In the course of a few month's
time he might be found on pilgrimage to sacred sites in India, appearing
on a national television show, lecturing at a mainstream science conference,
or speaking to an alternative science gathering. As he crosses
disciplinary and cultural boundaries, he presents to his various audiences
a compelling case for negotiating a new consensus on the nature of reality.
Michael Cremo is a member of the
World Archeological Congress and the European Association of Archaeologists as well as an associate member of the Bhaktivedanta Institute specializing in history and
philosophy of science.
Biodata for Michael A. Cremo
that I am entered its present body at the moment I was conceived in the fall
of 1947. I appeared from my mother's womb on July 15, 1948, in Schenectady,
New York. That birth was probably one of millions I have experienced
since I left my real home in the spiritual world. My mother tells me
that when I was an infant, she would give me alphabet soup, and sometimes
I would not eat it, but would just spell out words in the bowl. From
that, I take it that I must have practiced writing in many previous existences.
In this life, I recall always having wanted to be a writer.
very beginning, my life has been a spiritual quest for love and truth.
My father served as an American Intelligence Officer for the United States
Air Force, and from that time my life was one of periodic change and travel.
I went to high school at an American school in Germany and spent my vacations
traveling all over Europe. Once, in the spring of 1965, in a youth
hostel in Stockholm, I met some kids who had been to India and back, traveling
overland. I decided I would someday do the same thing. I also
became deeply interested in Eastern philosophy, particularly Indian esoteric
teachings. I kept travel diaries, wrote poetry, and tried my hand
at autobiographical short fiction.
last year of high school in St. Petersburg, Florida, I took a creative writing
course. The next year I entered George Washington University.
Over the next two years, I became immersed in the counterculture and gradually
gave up my plans to enter government service. I continued my investigations
into Eastern philosophy and esoteric spiritual teachings.
"In 1968 I
left college and went to Europe on a voyage of self-discovery. I took
a boat from Haifa to Istanbul, where the pull toward the East was so strong
that I found myself heading overland to India. I got as far as Tehran,
lost my nerve, and turned back.
studying the Bhagavad-gita, a gift of some Hare Krishna people at
a Grateful Dead concert, I decided that I should absorb myself in the yoga
of devotion to the mysterious Lord Krishna. Later I moved to Los Angeles
to join the staff of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness,
and to write for the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust (BBT). By 1980 I was
regarded as an accomplished writer. To date, the books written and
edited by myself and other BBT staff have sold more than ten million copies
and have been translated into many languages.
Richard L. Thompson, a founding member of the Bhaktivedanta Institute, I
began a series of books aimed at both scholarly and popular audiences.
The first to be published was Forbidden Archeology: The Hidden History
of the Human Race. This book shows that archaeologists and anthropologists,
over the past one hundred and fifty years, have accumulated vast amounts
of evidence showing that humans like ourselves have existed on this planet
for tens of millions of years. We show how this evidence has been
suppressed, ignored, and forgotten because it contradicts generally-held
ideas about human evolution."
presentations on Forbidden Archeology to scientific and lay audiences
around the world I see a new consciousness emerging that integrates science
and religion into a cohesive paradigm of reality."