March 2015
Note: This article has been published on the Graham Hancock website , Bibliotecapleyades, and Waking Times.

The annals of world mythology contain a number of references to the Milky Way galaxy. A few accounts try to explain how the Milky Way came to appear as a faint band of milky-white glow arching across the night sky, while some others are more mysterious. They talk of the presence of a “Spirit Trail” or a “Road of Souls” in our galaxy, along which the souls of dead people travel to a mystical underworld.  Many ancient cultures subscribed to such beliefs, but the true meanings and origins of these cosmic tales remain a mystery.