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The Sirius Mystery: New Scientific Evidence of Alien Contact 5,000 Years…

by Robert K. G. Temple, Robert Temple

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Convincing evidence that the Egyptian, Sumerian, and Dogon civilizations were founded by aliens from the Sirius star system who are now ready to return * Updated with 140 pages of new scientific evidence that solidifies the hypothesis that the KGB, CIA, and NASA attempted to suppress * An awe-inspiring work of research that calls for a profound reappraisal of our role in the universe * Over 10,000 copies sold in its first two months of release in Britain Publication of The Sirius Mystery in 1976 set the world abuzz with talk of an extraterrestrial origin to human civilization and triggered a 15-year persecution campaign against Robert Temple by the KGB, CIA, NASA, and other government agencies. Undaunted, however, Temple is back, with 140 pages of new scientific evidence that makes his hypothesis more compelling than ever. Many authors have speculated on the subject of extraterrestrial contact, but never before has such detailed evidence been presented. Temple applies his in-depth knowledge of ancient history, mythology, Pythagorean physics, chaos theory, and Greek, to a close examination of the measurements of the Great Pyramid of Giza, which was built to align directly with the star Sirius. He concludes that the alien civilization of Sirius and our own civilization are part of the same harmonic system, and are destined to function and resonate together. His findings warrant a profound reappraisal of our role in the universe.… (more)
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A difficult but very thorough book which elaborates on a hypothesis first proposed by I.S. Shklovskii and Carl Sagan in 1966: that the ancient Babylonian legend of the amphibious god Oannes might represent an instance of paleocontact (i.e., human contact with an extraterrestrial intelligence thousands of years ago). Robert Temple offers the religious and historical traditions of Mali's Dogon tribe as evidence that Oannes and his cohorts came from a planet in the Sirius star system, and that the knowledge passed on by these alien beings was the basis for Earth's earliest civilizations.

Does Temple make his case? As effectively as it can be made, yes. He draws upon a wealth of historical resources, and it was quite obvious to this reader that the Dogon could not have known about Sirius B (Sirius's companion star, a white dwarf invisible to the human eye; it was discovered in 1862 and first photographed in 1970) unless their ancestors had encountered someone with advanced astronomical knowledge. The objections to Temple's theory are intellectually suspect, predicated solely on the notion that things just couldn't have happened as he claims they did. It has been proposed, for example, that the Dogon learned about the existence of Sirius B from astronomers who were in the tribe's vicinity for five weeks in 1893 to study a solar eclipse. Trouble is, Dogon statuary which is at least 300 years old depicts beings from other star systems, and Temple includes photographs of two examples in the book.

Whether or not you agree with the author's conclusions, The Sirius Mystery is a rigorous scholarly work, and will require a period of adjustment for those whose only previous acquaintance with the subject of Paleo-SETI is muddy claptrap like Chariots of the Gods. Temple provides a summary at the end of each chapter, but be prepared to take notes. ( )
1 vote Jonathan_M | Dec 31, 2016 |
Very difficult to accept; yet, the writer seems to be well accepted, and this book has been favourably reviewed. A seeker of knowledge cannot close his mind in these circumstances. Certainly challenging, but nor persuasive. How could it? ( )
  rajaratnam | May 31, 2010 |
I had a lot of fun with this book. It's great to suspend disbelief and imagine that there really is a civilization out there. Aside from this, the value of works like this is that they bring out many things for which we have no answer. Academia needs to address itself to the Dogon and not simply wave their mythology off - vacuums have a way of being filled up. ( )
  millsge | May 1, 2009 |
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Convincing evidence that the Egyptian, Sumerian, and Dogon civilizations were founded by aliens from the Sirius star system who are now ready to return * Updated with 140 pages of new scientific evidence that solidifies the hypothesis that the KGB, CIA, and NASA attempted to suppress * An awe-inspiring work of research that calls for a profound reappraisal of our role in the universe * Over 10,000 copies sold in its first two months of release in Britain Publication of The Sirius Mystery in 1976 set the world abuzz with talk of an extraterrestrial origin to human civilization and triggered a 15-year persecution campaign against Robert Temple by the KGB, CIA, NASA, and other government agencies. Undaunted, however, Temple is back, with 140 pages of new scientific evidence that makes his hypothesis more compelling than ever. Many authors have speculated on the subject of extraterrestrial contact, but never before has such detailed evidence been presented. Temple applies his in-depth knowledge of ancient history, mythology, Pythagorean physics, chaos theory, and Greek, to a close examination of the measurements of the Great Pyramid of Giza, which was built to align directly with the star Sirius. He concludes that the alien civilization of Sirius and our own civilization are part of the same harmonic system, and are destined to function and resonate together. His findings warrant a profound reappraisal of our role in the universe.

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