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by Alan F. Alford

Category: Occult and Paranormal
Subcategory: Religious books
Author: Alan F. Alford
ISBN: 0340696176
ISBN13: 978-0340696170
Language: English
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton; New Ed edition (September 1, 2000)
Pages: 485
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Alan Alford is confirmed as a great discoverer

Alan Alford is confirmed as a great discoverer. Now, the bestselling author of GODS OF THE NEW MILLENNIUM and THE PHOENIX SOLUTION has decoded the sacred secrets of the world's oldest civilisations, and can reveal the profound connections between their myths; the planets explosive relationship with the Gods and the Bible. Having read preiviously Alan Alfords excellent book Gods of the New Millenium, i found this new opus to be a total contradiction of his previous work and full of incoherent ramblings, with no real back up to allow the reader to follow the thought train. 4 people found this helpful.

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Start by marking When the Gods Came Down: The Catastrophic Roots of Religion Revealed as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Alan Alford presents the secrets of the world's oldest civilizations and attempts to reveal profound connections between the myths. Only recently am I reading in the news that a exploded planet theory is now an accepted fact. Thumbs up to Alan for working it out in the way that he did.

In this book, Alan Alford decodes the sacred. Alan Alford is confirmed as a great discoverer

In this book, Alan Alford decodes the sacred. Alan Alford is confirmed as a great discoverer.

When The Gods Came Down’, subtitled ‘The Catastrophic Roots of Religion Revealed’ (published by Hodder and Stoughton in April 2000). The Atlantis Secret’, subtitled ‘A Complete Decoding of Plato’s Lost Continent’ (published by Eridu Books in October 2001)

When The Gods Came Down’, subtitled ‘The Catastrophic Roots of Religion Revealed’ (published by Hodder and Stoughton in April 2000). The Atlantis Secret’, subtitled ‘A Complete Decoding of Plato’s Lost Continent’ (published by Eridu Books in October 2001). Pyramid of Secrets’, subtitled ‘The Architecture of the Great Pyramid Reconsidered in the Light of Creational Mythology’ (published by Eridu Books in May 2003). The Midnight Sun’, subtitled ’The Death and Rebirth of God in Ancient Egypt’ (published by Eridu Books in October 2004).

Alan Alford is confirmed as a great discoverer.

Alan F. Alford, (1961-November 14, 2011) was a British writer and speaker on the subjects of ancient religion, mythology, and Egyptology.

Interview with: Alan Alford

When the Gods Came Down. Alan Alford is confirmed as a great discoverer

When the Gods Came Down. Throughout WHEN THE GODS CAME DOWN, Alford presents challenging and revolutionary answers to the world's most enduring mysteries.

Alan Alford is confirmed as a great discoverer. Now, the bestselling author of GODS OF THE NEW MILLENNIUM and THE PHOENIX SOLUTION has decoded the sacred secrets of the world's oldest civilisations, and can reveal the profound connections between their myths; the planets explosive relationship with the Gods and the Bible. Throughout WHEN THE GODS CAME DOWN, Alford presents challenging and revolutionary answers to the world's most enduring mysteries. His research is vast and his language accessible, providing a gripping read that will shake your beliefs and views on the origins of modern religion and the development of civilisation.
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Shak
different than what it sounds like, more true
Rolorel
I have yet to finish reading this book, but the current reports from NASA regarding the new geobiological evidence of life once existing on Mars (MSNBC; December 13, 2000), scientifically re-affirming the plausibility of the book's thesis, makes it impossible for me not to praise it now.
Alan Alford has created an intellectual paradigm shift of such domino falling proportions that it will probably take a decade at the absolute least before WHEN THE GODS CAME DOWN becomes recognized or ignored for the incredible service to world culture it is. We can read all of the New Age literature so popular today in one or more of three contexts: the socio-economic, the neo-psychological reaction to technology and the information society, and one powerful other. That third one is simple: the unifying belief of every author, regrdless of specific message of the book, is that we are witnessing the dawning of a future world where all our existential questions of spirituality, communication and the multi-discplinary sciences meld into one unified linguistical system of an answer. Alan Alford reveals, perhaps unlike anyone since the 1830's supreme mindblower ANACALYPSIS by Godfrey Higgins, the psychological, cultural, anthropological, intellectual, scientific and spiritual reasons for the optimism and enthusiasm such an idea inevitably produces in the human heart. He reveals that that grand idea, generating such spiritual hopes for the future is the mental architecture and language upon which the past 6000-plus years of human civilization is already based.
In his second book, THE PHOENIX SOLUTION, Alford took a radical approach to the decoding of Egyptian religion and mythology to reveal its scientific underpinnings unlike anyone before him. He all but repudiated his first book, intellectually pitting him against both the intelligentsia of modern Egyptology and the ancient astronaut theorists who so influenced him simultaneously. He said in THE PHOENIX SOLUTION that the foundation of Egyptological thought and religion lay in their scientific theory of the evolutionary growth process of our entire solar system. Much of the foundational myths, Gods and Goddesses, he showed, symbolize the theorized outer planets of eons past, and their process of raining meteoric bits of proto-life onto our Earth; effectively "seeding" our planet with the beginnings of new life unlike ever before. This foundational universe-view, not just world view, generated the entire religious philosophy, scientific study, cultural practices and art (from the agriculture to the architecture to the family to the royal political structure)of the culture for more than three thousand years. It was shared only amongst the highest initiates of the religious sub-culture/ruling elite. The myths told to the common people, encapsulating this principle within mythic/poetic stories, were therefore commonly intellectually and emotionally misinterpreted as actual human events. But perhaps because of the misconception they continued to be told, for the benefit of the elite and the maintenance of the culture through the practices it kept current, relevant and alive.
WHEN THE GODS CAME DOWN is Alan Alford's masterpiece. He shows in the most remarkable scientific, archaeological and literary fashion how this foundational concept of the evolution of our entire solar system is the generating principle behind not just Egyptian religion but ALL ancient myth and religion; from Sumer to Babylon to Memphis to Jerusalem to Athens. He then goes to show how the great teachers of every age, like Socrates, Plato, and Jesus, were lauded as such because they knew, mastered and shared this foundational concept of truth in the context of its cultural, linguistic and psycho-mythic implications--though they still did it in such a way that only the most knowledgeable and initiated would fully appreciate it. In short, Alford reveals the one sublime, ancient religion UNDERNEATH the many modern world religions as we have come to know them, in their "dumbed down" form; from Christian fundamentalism to Ancient Astronaut/Extraterrestrial fundamentalism. In so doing, he reaffirms the majesty and human truth within them all. He also simultaneously obliterates the relevance of a divisive literal/fundamentalist interpretation of any of their literature, theology or perspectives.
His first book, though it is still lauded by many who continue to hold on to an ancient "Chariots of the Gods" astronaut theory like a fundamentalist orthodoxy, is the evidence of a man lighting a candle in a dark cave. In it he is just beginning to get a clue of the actual nature of reality. (After undergoing the intellectual crisis that lead to the paradigm shift of his following book, he expected to lose many of his newly made fans; and he has.) As such, the PHOENIX SOLUTION, his second book, represents the beginning of his coming out of that cave. He leaves the other cave dwellers and all their cults and steps into the light of the outer world, as with it he reaffirms the inherent meaning of the metaphor and allegory within the literal inacuracies of his theories.
WHEN THE GODS CAME DOWN is Alan Alford's full basking in the dawning sunlight of knowledge, and his invitation for our Post-Modern and often backward world to come out with him. Alford shows how the 20th and 21st century is still playing catch up to the ancients in so many ways, philosophically and in some important ways scientifically speaking. Ancient Man it seems was doing Pythagoras, Euclid, Copernicus, Galileo, Darwin, Freud, Jung, Levi-Strauss, Chomsky and perhaps even Einstein millenia before any of them--all as a part of a culture we cling to the remnants of as our own, but have yet to fully understand.
My test for the far reaching influence and power of any theorist--particularly of the wannabe revolutionary kind--is three-fold. One, their theory must be completely plausible; i.e. not needing simple revolt from detractors and complimentary but poorly explained aspects of ITSELF to proclaim and rationalize its essential relevance. Two, it must have the ability to completely encapsulate the foundational principles, concepts and findings of the other competitive theories as a part of its own. It must be able to explain the essences of the other traditional, historical and competitive theories as simply cogs in the wheel of the grand unifying theme that is the one they propose. And third, perhaps most important of all, it has to excite me. There may be things my mind will not be strong enough, educated enough, mutil-lingual enough or quick enough to pick up, but you cannot fool my heart.
WHEN THE GODS CAME DOWN does this on all counts. In light of everything from Bauval, Hancock, and West, to deSantillana, von Dechend and Thompkins, to Martin Bernal, to Michael Rice, straight back to Breasted and Budge, Massey and deLubicz, duPuis and Frankfort, and all of the French and German schools of Egypt-and Assyriology... Alford has seemingly united their perspectives under one foundational principle that is seemingly the key to understanding all of the ancient and most of the modern spiritual world. It is comparable to the theories of many of the others I have named. However, in its ability to make them all a part of his theoretical framework as he explains their paradigmatic shortcomings--and excite you while doing so--it far surpasses them.
This book answers more questions than it raises. Try reading it, and looking at anything regarding culture, religion, the spirit and scientific news the same. I cannot recommend it enough.
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