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A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Armageddon
by David Hatcher Childress
The latest from Adventures Unlimited’s David Hatcher Childress, author of the Lost Cities series, Technology of the Gods, and about a gazillion other books. This one is presented like the title implies, as a travel guide from the point of view of a hitchhiker, which Childress really was during his younger days, to some of the most interesting (and most dangerous) ancient sites on Earth. In the first chapter, David thumbs it up and down the Gaza Strip, and in Jerusalem, explaining along the way the importance of the holy city, the Temple Mount, and the Ark of the Covenant in relation to the Mid-East crisis, as well as the prophesized Battle of Armageddon. He even brings up the subject of the Nephilim, and the theory that the Philistines were giants. Next he hitches a ride to the Andes mountains of South America, and the ancient megalithic ruins of Cuzco, Machu Picchu, Ollantaytambo, and Tiahuanaco, as well as the miles of labyrinthine tunnels that purportedly connect these cities. Childress tells us all about the white, bearded, red-haired gods who, say the natives, built these cities, and taught the local tribes advanced knowledge of math and science, as well as the many tales of the discoveries of lost cities in the jungle. Then there are the tales of men either finding gold treasure, getting lost or going stark raving mad trying to explore the underground tunnels. Later on, David explores a megalithic ancient wall discovered in New Zealand, "finds" a lost city in the Kalahari Desert of Botswana, and explores the Gobi Desert of Mongolia in search of cyclopean pyramids and the Hidden Masters of the Himalayas, explaining how this concept of hidden masters has motivated national leaders such as Franklin Roosevelt and Henry Wallace, providing the inspiration for the Great Seal of the United States. There is also a fascinating chapter on the Knights Templar, the Grail Bloodline, and the Stone of Destiny, as well as another on the "Armageddon Script", supposedly encoded in the Great Pyramid. Childress’ adventures are described in exciting detail, with himself depicted as a swashbuckling, fearless explorer, ready to face the dangers of rouge armies, local warlord-lead tribesmen, and foreign intelligence agencies in order to get the information he is looking for. Fascinating pictures at the end of each chapter are an added bonus.
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Atlantis: The Antediluvian World
by Ignatius Donnelly
The quintessential text on the possibility of a vast pre-Flood civilization "beyond the Pillars of Hercules", Donelly was one of the first true scholars to take Plato’s account seriously, and certainly the first to write a believable book about it. As a lawyer, land speculator, and Lieutenant-Governor of Minnesota, Donnelly still managed to find time to write and do serious research, his other books being 1183’s Ragnarok: The Age of Fire and Gravel (another tome arguing that there were past global cataclysms based on geology and comparative mythology), and three novels called Doctor Huguet, Caesar’s Column, and The Golden Bottle. he also wrote on the theory that Francis Bacon was the real Shakespeare, publishing two works called The Great Cryptogram: Francis Bacon’s Cipher in the So-Called Shakespeare Plays, and The Cipher in the Plays and on the Tombstone. Needless to say, Donnelly was an indisputable genius, and his book, Atlantis: The Antediluvian World was read by no less than the Prime Minister of Britain, William Ewart Gladstone, who even (unsuccessfully) requested in 1882 that the Cabinet approve funds for the sending of a ship to trace out the outline of Atlantis in the Atlantic.

The book starts out by analyzing Plato’s account of Atlantis both mythologically and archeologically. Then he explores the flood myths from all over the world, showing them all to be different versions of the same story of the destruction of Atlantis. He also compares other shared myths, such as the story of the Tower of Babel, the World Mountain, and the Garden of Eden. Throughout the rest of the book, he shows other evidence that there was once a global culture made up of Atlantis and its colonies, from which all of our languages, symbols, customs, arts and sciences were derived. He shows the similarities of plant and animal species across widely separated continents, many of these species having been domesticated and cultivated by man for so many thousands of years that no trace of the original "wild species" can be found anywhere on Earth. He also shows that species of animals and plants that do not now appear in certain continents, for instance, in the Americas, can nonetheless be found depicted in the artwork of these continents’ natives, proving that there was a time when these species did exist there, or else, at least the people of that continent acquired them through trade. South American Indian tribes have carvings, for example, of elephants and horses, Alongside Negro slaves, none of which are native to the region. Donelly also shows similarities between the gods of various world cultures, and even argues that these gods were, in fact, based on the actual historical kings of Atlantis. Donnelly’s book was indeed the first of its kind, and all subsequent Atlantis books have been based on his. The complete collection of illustrations that come with this edition from Dover make it the one to get, although twenty pages were wasted on a useless introduction from E.F.Bleiler, who seems to have nothing nice to say about Donnelly or his work. Just ignore it.
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The Smoky God
by Willis George Emerson
This wonderful book tells how a Norse father and son sailed into the inner earth and spent two years there. The book describes the people, their religion and their sun.
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Fingerprints of the Gods
by Graham Hancock
A study of the geometric properties of the Great Pyramid from the author of The Sign and the Seal. His hypothesis is, not surprisingly, that the thing was designed by creatures from outer space. Well written and researched.
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The Maps of the Ancient Sea Kings
by Charles H. Hapgood
A classic highly praised by Hapgood’s contemporary, Albert Einstein, this book contains conclusive evidence in the form of maps, charts, and written arguments which proves that a lost civilization of navigators once spanned the globe prior to the last ice age. Hapgood and his cartography students, who aided him in this endeavor have shown that a number of ancient maps, including the famous Piri-Réis map of 1513 seem to be based on another, much more accurate map of the globe, which he dates as being at least 10,000 years old, and which has not been found yet. When put together, however, parts of each map form a whole, much like a jigsaw puzzle, which shows islands that have since sunk beneath the sea, Antarctica free of ice, and most importantly, these maps show America hundreds of years before this continent was supposed to have been discovered by the West. The ancient maps themselves are shown in full detail, and are quite fascinating, especially those that show land masses anthropomorphized into human figures, or oceans dominated by sea monsters.
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The Monuments of Mars: A City on the Edge of Forever
by Richard C. Hoagland
Exhaustive research by this ex-NASA employee about the Face on Mars and other evidence of past or present civilization on the red planet. Amazing and quite believable. Listen to the Art Bell show to find out more.
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The Book of Enoch the Prophet
translated by Richard Laurence
As the most fundamental text on the Deluge and the Fallen Angels ever written, this book is an absolutely essential contribution to your research library. While the Bible covers the mating of the Sons of God, or Nephilim with human females in only a few short paragraphs, and does not draw a specific connection between this event and the subsequent global flood, this book lays it out in stunning detail for 96 pages. It also makes it clear that the Fallen Angels were associated with the stars, that they were giant white men with massive sexual organs, and that the Flood which killed them was, of course, caused by a polar shift. Also clear is that the figure of Noah is shown to be an offspring of the Nephilim, having a radiant countenance like that of the Watchers. Enoch is taken on a tour of both the Heavens (a kingdom of crystal and ice that sounds like Antarctica) and of Hell (a kingdom of fire and brimstone that sounds like the Hollow Earth) from which he receives complete knowledge of both the practical and the spiritual information known to the Watchers. The Nephilim are described as descending from "Mount Hermon", yet more evidence that Paradise was located atop a sacred mountain. No wonder this book was excluded from the Canonized Bible. Let the secrets of the ages be revealed.
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The 12th Planet (The First Book of the Earth Chronicles)
by Zecharia Sitchin
If you don't believe that the human race was genetically engineered by aliens, you will after reading this. This world-renowned Sumerian and Judaic scholar (one of the few who can read cuneiform) researches Ancient Mesopotamian myths to prove that human civilization was given to us by the Sumerian gods, "the Annunaki", who came from an as-yet- undiscovered planet in our solar system (Nibiru) whose orbit is so long and so elliptical that it only comes around every 3600 years. Shows that the creation stories in the Old Testament are actually derived from the true tales of the Annunaki, who created us to work as slaves in African gold mines hundreds of thousands of years ago. Will blow you away.
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The Stairway to Heaven (2nd Book of Earth Chronicles)
by Zecharia Sitchin
Sequel to The 12 Planet and second in a series called The Earth Chronicles. This one explores the idea that the Annunaki knew the secret to eternal life, or at least exceedingly long life, thus giving birth to the myths of Heaven and paradise. Sitchin also claims that on at least two occasions specially chosen human beings were allowed to eat from the Tree of Life and gain immortality themselves. (Does the name Enoch ring a bell?) Also contains a study of the Pyramids, Heliopolis, and Mount Ararat near Jerusalem, which Sitchin believed were all part of a huge landing system for alien spacecraft.
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The Wars of Gods and Men (3rd book of The Earth Cronicles)
by Zecharia Sitchin
The third and most disturbing of the Earth Chronicles series. This one shows that the Annunaki involved mankind in a series of Apocalyptic wars that nearly wiped us out because of a dynastic feud between the brothers Enki and Enlil.
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The Lost Realms (4th book of The Earth Cronicles)
by Zecharia Sitchin

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When Time Began (5th book of The Earth Chronicles)
by Zecharia Sitchin

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Genesis Revisited:
Is Modern Science Catching Up With Ancient Knowledge?

by Zecharia Sitchin
I think the title pretty much explains it.
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The Sirius Mystery
by Robert Temple
This enriching treatise proves that we have indeed been visited by creatures from the infamous dog-star. A little unsettling because it is so true.
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Egyptian Civilization:
Its Sumerian Origin & Real Chronology and Sumerian Origin of Egyptian Hieroglyphs

by L.A. Waddell
Probably the most accomplished Sumerian scholar ever, L.A. Waddell was the author of A Sumer-Aryan Dictionary (of which only the first volume, A-F, was ever published), The Makers of Civilization in Race and History, The Aryan Origin of the Alphabet, The British Edda, and many, many others. The theory which he nurtured throughout his entire academic life was that the Sumerian antediluvian king list, which stretches back for hundreds of thousands of years and has been taken by other historians as pure mythology was, in fact, historically accurate. Not only that, he believed these kings had once ruled over a global civilization, and that these kings were, in fact, identical with the kings and gods of other cultures from around the world. This "theory" of his he proved so conclusively throughout his books - through comparison of the names, titles, biographies, and chronological order that these kings are listed in by these various cultures - so conclusively, in fact, it’s hard to believe that 80 years later, his ideas have not shown up in modern textbooks, and have not completely revolutionized traditional thinking about the ancient world. In this book, Waddell shows the undeniable similarities and, at times, identicalities between the kin lists and histories of the Sumerians, and those of the Egyptians, as well as the Indus Valley civilization. For instance, King Sargon of Sumeria is the same as "Sha-Gin" of Egypt. The Sumerian king Manis is the same as the Egyptian Manj, the Indian Manja, and even the Greek king Minos. His son, king Naram-Sin ("The Wild Bull"), known to the Egyptians as the Pharoah Narmar, and to the Indians as Mar-Nara, was the equivalent of King Minos’ monstrous son, the Minotaur. These kings were also the inspiration for the gods of various cultures such as the Sumerian gods Ia and Enki or the Babylonian Ea and Baal. Waddell even proves that the Sumerians brought the arts and sciences of civilization to all of the nations which they conquered. Proof of this is provided by his astute comparison of the languages and writing systems of these cultures. In this book, the early hieroglyphs of Sumeria (as opposed to the later, short-hand form of writing known as cuneiform) are shown to be almost identical in form, pronunciation and meaning to the early hieroglyphs of Egypt, before their original form and meaning became lost over time, as the Sumerian influence over the Egyptians waned. It is clear to see from the original Sumerians words and characters the source of the languages and alphabets used throughout the world today. Waddell believes, and argues persuasively, that civilization was more advanced during the Golden Age of this world-wide Sumerian empire than it has been at any time since then, and thus he explains the peculiar situation in which ancient cultures like those of Egypt and India appear to have reached a high point of development virtually overnight, with no progression leading up to that point, and then declined steadily from that moment onward. Waddell also believes that these "makers of civilization" were originally "Aryan", a term that applies not just to a system of languages, as is commonly argued now, but a race of people with fair skin who were the rulers and creators of kingdoms. Thus, he looks at statues of Sumerian kings and Egyptian Pharaohs, and sees the features of white men. He looks at the word "Sumerian" and sees "Sum-Aryan", from which the name of the modern nation of Iran (Aryan) derives. The principle symbols of the Aryan race was the "Ar", the Plough Sign, otherwise known as the pentagram, the pre-eminent symbol of modern magick and occultism. Perhaps, then, it is merely political correctness that prevents Waddell’s work from making it into the academic mainstream - the fear of the word "Aryan", and the implication that a particular race (especially the accursed white race) was responsible for creating all the major building blocks of civilization, instead of a bunch of buck-skin wearing savages smeared with mud and feces, like the other cultures that they conquered. However, don’t let political correctness scare you away. Pick up a copy of this book, and all of the other Waddell books that are still in print. You will learn all about the god-kings who spawned the Grail bloodline, and the first king, named Ukuzi, or Tor (according to Waddell, the inspiration for King Arthur) to possess the "trophy stone bowl" known as the Holy Grail.
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The Atlantis Blueprint: Unlocking the Ancient Mysteries of a Long-Lost Civilization
by Colin Wilson and Rand Flem-Ath
The latest from the prolific author of The Occult, The Outsider, and From Atlantis to the Sphinx, this time Wilson teams up with Rand-Flem-Ath, a Canadian librarian and co-author of When the Sky Fell: In Search of Atlantis, written with his wife Rose Flem-Ath. This ground-breaking work confirms and echoes a lot of the theories presented recently by Boyd Rice and Tracy Twyman in the pages of Dagobert’s Revenge Magazine, including the identity of the fallen angels, or "Watchers" of The Book of Enoch with Atlantean kings, and the importance of Rennes-le-Chateau as part of the Atlantean global civilization. The authors show that RLC, and a host of other holy sites across the globe bear a consistent and direct mathematical relationship to one another in terms of their distance to the North Pole - not only where it is now, buw, but also its locations at the Hudson Bay and the Yukon, where it resided prior to being displaced by cataclysmic pole shifts like that which destroyed Atlantis. Wilson and Flem-Ath show that ancient holy sites like the Giza plateau, Tiahuanaco, Machu Picchu, Jerusalem, Babylon, Stonehenge, etc. were all laid out on a worldwide grid that was used during Atlantean times to measure the onset of pole shifts, in order to give them fair warning, and time to prepare for disaster. This they say, was what was going on in the apocryphal Deluge text, The Book of Enoch when it states: "And I saw in those days how long chords were given to the Angels, and they took themselves wings and flew, and went towards the North. And I asked one Angel, saying unto him, ‘Why have they taken chords and gone off?’, and he replied: ‘They have gone to measure.’" This was a geological survey being taken by the Watchers just prior to the Flood, measuring the distance between sites that had been laid out according to the Golden Mean. At the center of this world-wide grid were the pyramids of Giza, which, as the authors show, was located in the exact center of the Earth’s land mass prior to the splitting of the continents. Their most valuable contribution to research, though, for our purposes, was their demonstration that the pentagram formed by the five mountains at Renne-le-Chateau points exactly to the Hudson Bay Pole of 100,000 years ago, although Wilson and Flem-Ath have not reached the same conclusion as us: namely, that the mountains of Rennes-le-Chateau are man-made objects. Nonetheless, this is one of the most important books published last year, and it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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