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An insider’s look into the decades of research behind Zecharia Sitchin’s books as well as an in-depth overview of his theories and discoveries
• Includes carefully selected chapters from the Earth Chronicles series as well as never-before-published letters, articles, and lectures
• Each piece includes an introduction, offering context and insight into Sitchin’s passionate work and revealing the man behind the theories
• Explains the genesis of The 12th Planet, the Anunnaki influences on the Sumerian civilization, the orbit of Nibiru, the prehistory of the Americas, the extraterrestrial origins of modern man, and much more
What if the tales from the Old Testament and other ancient writings, such as those from Sumer, Babylon, Egypt, and Greece, were not myths or allegory but accounts of actual historical events? Known for his ability to read and interpret ancient Sumerian and Akkadian clay tablets, Zecharia Sitchin (1920-2010) took the words of our most ancient ancestors as fact and, through decades of meticulous research, showed that they revealed a coherent narrative about the true origins of humanity and civilization. Drawing both widespread interest and criticism, his Earth Chronicles series of books, beginning with The 12th Planet, detailed how humanity arose after the arrival of the Anunnaki (“those who from Heaven to Earth came”), alien “gods” who created modern man in their own image and imparted gifts of civilizing knowledge.
Providing an insider’s look into the decades of research behind Zecharia Sitchin’s complete works as well as an in-depth overview of his theories, this collection includes carefully selected chapters from the Earth Chronicles series as well as never-before-published letters, articles, and lectures. We learn about the genesis of The 12th Planet in “The Book as a Story,” the Sumerians and their Anunnaki influences in “The Sudden Civilization,” the orbit of Nibiru in “UFOs, Pyramids, and the 12th Planet,” the prehistory of the Americas in “Cities Lost and Found,” the extraterrestrial origins of modern man in “The Cosmic Connection--DNA,” and much more. We get to read never-before-published lectures, culled from Sitchin’s decades of presentations, as well as the article that spurred the writing of There Were Giants Upon the Earth.
Each piece includes an introduction by Sitchin’s niece, offering context and insight into Sitchin’s passionate work. These introductions reveal the man behind the theories, a world traveler known for his scholarship, dry humor, and precisely chosen words. If his theories are true, as Sitchin wholeheartedly believed, then this collection presents some of the most important knowledge we have of our origins and future.
Zecharia Sitchin (1920-2010), an eminent biblical scholar and internationally acclaimed author, grew up in Palestine, where he acquired a profound knowledge of modern and ancient Hebrew, other Semitic and European languages, the Old Testament, and the history and archaeology of the Near East. A graduate of the University of London with a degree in economic history, he worked as a journalist and editor in Israel for many years prior to undertaking his life’s work: The Earth Chronicles. Janet Sitchin, niece of Zecharia Sitchin, served as her uncle’s lecture assistant at his many seminars and is the webmaster for www.sitchin.com. A data-integration expert with a degree in computer science, she lives outside Miami, Florida.
Table of Contents
Introduction by Janet Sitchin
1 Introducing The 12th Planet Excerpt of the 1978 Prologue and an Unpublished Article, Written in 1982, “The 12th Planet: The Book as a Story”
2 The Sudden Civilization Selection from The 12th Planet (Chapter 2)
3UFOs, Pyramids, and the Twelfth Planet Lecture at the UFO Conference at the Great Pyramid, January 1992
4 The Stairway to Heaven and the Epic of Creation Selections from The Stairway to Heaven (Chapter 5) and The 12th Planet (Chapter 7)
5Is it Nibiru? Unpublished Article, Written in 1997
6 God the Extraterrestrial Selection from Divine Encounters (Endpaper)
7The Cosmic Connection--DNA Selection from The Cosmic Code (Chapter 6)
8 The Pyramid Wars Selection from The Wars of Gods and Men (Chapter 8)
9The Elusive Mount Unpublished Article, Written Circa 1978
10 When Gods, Not Men, Roamed the New World Unpublished Article, Written in 1992
11 Cities Lost and Found Selection from The Lost Realms (Chapter 9)
12The Emergence of There Were Giants Upon the Earth Unpublished Articles, Written in 1991
13Calendar Tales Selection from When Time Began (Chapter 8)
14The Twelfth Planet--The Key to the UFO Enigma Lecture at the Dialogue with the Universe International Conference,Frankfurt, West Germany, October 26-29, 1989
Postscript by Janet Sitchin
Appendix I Jericho Letter to the New York Times, Published March 17, 1990
Appendix II Old Egyptian Road Preserves Bible Link Letter to the New York Times, Published May 19, 1994