Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Library Loot ~ April 17-23

The Twelfth Planet ~ by Zecharia Sitchin, 1976
This is the first of seven books in The Earth Chronicles series.
Book I: The 12th Planet, 1976

Over the years, startling evidence has been uncovered, challenging established notions of the origins of life on Earth — evidence that suggests the existence of an advanced group of extraterrestrials who once inhabited our world.  The first book of the revolutionary Earth Chronicles series offers indisputable documentary evidence of the existence of the mysterious planet Nibiru and tells why its astronauts came to Earth eons ago to fashion mankind in their image.   The product of more than thirty years of meticulous research, this book treats as fact, not myth, the tales of Creation, the Deluge, the Tower of Babel, and the Nefilim who married the daughters of man.   By weaving together the biblical narrative with Sumerian and Babylonian clay-tablet texts, it challenges the established notions of the origins of Earth and mankind, and offers a compelling alternative history and prehistory of both.

Book II: The Stairway to Heaven, 1980

Where did mortal man go to join the immortal Gods?  Was the immense and complex structure at Giza an Egyptian Pharaoh's portal to immortality?  Or a pulsating beacon built by extraterrestrials for landing on Earth?  Sitchin unveils secrets of the pyramids and hidden clues from ancient times to reveal a grand forgery on which established Egyptology is founded, and takes the reader to the Spaceport and Landing Place of the Anunnaki gods — "Those Who from Heaven to Earth Came."

Book III: The Wars of Gods and Men, 1985

Thousands of years ago, the Earth was a battlefield.  Those wars would shape our destiny — terrible conflicts that began lifetimes earlier on another planet.  Parting the mists of time and myth, Sitchin takes us back to the violent beginnings of the human story, when gods — not men — ruled the Earth.  In a spellbinding reconstruction of epic events preserved in legends and ancient writings, he traces the conflicts that began on another world, continued on Earth, and culminated in the use of nuclear weapons — an event recorded in the Bible as the upheaval of Sodom and Gomorrah.

Book IV: The Lost Realms, 1990

In the sixteenth century, Spanish conquerors came to the New World in search of El Dorado, the fabled city of gold.  Instead, they encountered inexplicable phenomena that have puzzled scholars and historians ever since:  massive stone edifices constructed in the Earth's most inaccessible regions, great monuments forged with impossible skill and unknown tools, intricate carvings describing events and places half a world away.  Who were the bearded "gods of the golden wand" who had brought civilization to the Americas millennia before Columbus?  Who were the giants whose sculpted stone heads in Mesoamerica still mystify to this day?  Sitchin uncovers the long-hidden secrets of the lost New World civilizations of the Olmecs, Aztecs, Mayas, and Incas, and links the conquistadors' quest for El Dorado to the extraterrestrials who searched there for gold long before.

Book V: When Time Began, 1993

They came to Earth thousands of years ago to usher in mankind's first New Age of scientific growth and spiritual enlightenment.  Under the guidance of these ancient visitors from the heavens, human civilisation flourished — as revolutionary advances in art, science and thought swept through the inhabited world.  And they left behind magnificent monuments — baffling monoliths and awesome, towering structures that stand to this day as testaments to their greatness.  Sitchin draws remarkable correlations between the events that shape our civilisation in millennia past — pinpointing with astonishing accuracy the tumultuous beginning of time as we know it, and revealing to us the indisputable signature of extraterrestrial god indelibly written in stone.

Book VI: The Cosmic Code, 1998

Many thousands of years ago, a group of extraterrestrials from another planet guided the evolution of life on Earth — determining the existence and nature of humankind as we know it today.  How did the master builders from the stars construct the miracle called man?  Is the DNA that is at the core of all life in the universe a "cosmic code" that links Earth to heaven and man to God?  Sitchin unveils writings from the past to decipher prophesies, and reveals how the DNA-matched Hebrew alphabet and the numerical values of its letters serve as a code that bares the secrets of mortal man’s fate and mankind’s celestial destiny.

Book VII: The End of Days, 2007

Sitchin shows that the End is anchored in the events of the Beginning, and once you learn of this Beginning, it is possible to foretell the Future.  Sitchin presents compelling new evidence that the Past is the Futur — that mankind and its planet Earth are subject to a predetermined cyclical Celestial Time.  In an age when religious fanaticism and a clash of civilizations raise the specter of a nuclear Armageddon, Zecharia Sitchin shatters perceptions and uses history to reveal what is to come at The End of Days.

The first volume of the series is the only one I checked out — and the only one my library has.  I listed all seven together for my own edification.  These books interest me because I read Sitchin's Genesis Revisited (1990), a companion volume, and rated it 9/10, an excellent book.

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Linda said...

Looks like an interesting series. Enjoy!

Ruth @ Bookish Ruth said...

Sitchin is a new-to-me author. This series looks really interesting. I'll have to see if my library has it.

Bonnie Jacobs said...

Ruth, if you read it, come back and discuss it with me.