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“Michael Tellinger’s groundbreaking work presents evidence that challenges all the conventional major assumptions about human origins and history. Emerging into our true power and significance cannot happen until we realize we are not the pinnacle of God’s creation, not even among the creatures of this Earth.” (MíCeál Ledwith, D.D., LL.D., coauthor of The Orb Project)

“Even if you don’t agree with the conclusions Michael Tellinger draws from the evidence he presents--and I don’t!--this is a well-researched, well-written, and thought-provoking book on a controversial subject, and I applaud it as a contribution to the debate about the mysterious origins of humanity.” (Graham Hancock, author of Fingerprints of the Gods)

“An intriguing, well-researched survey, this comes from a scientist, researcher and widely recognized talk show guest.” (Midwest Book Review, February 2013)

“...a gripping read that you’ll be excited to share with friends.” (Capt. Hugh T Alkemi, Entheoradio, August 2013)

“Throughout the ‘educated’ world the idea of ancient alien intervention is pushing serious academics out of their ivory towers. Michael Tellinger is at the forefront, along with Zecharia Sitchin and Erich von Daniken, bringing us information that will eventually change the way we see ourselves and our place in the cosmos. If you think you knew about DNA manipulation, the Anunnaki, or their secret mission on Earth, you need to read this book and take the next step. This is truly an amazing book that has been well researched.” (Rahasya Poe, Lotus Guide, January 2013)

“If you have ever wondered about the age-old questions concerning the human race: Who are we? Where did we come from? Where are we going? Answers may be found in Michael Tellinger’s book Slave Species of the Gods. Clearly written, it’s a fast and gripping read that covers everything from biology, science, and history to religion, mythological gods, and ancient astronauts. Don’t miss this one.” (Jim Marrs, author of Rule by Secrecy, Alien Agenda, and Crossfire) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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“Clearly written, Slave Species of the Gods is a fast and gripping read that covers everything from biology, science, and history to religion, mythological gods, and ancient astronauts. Don’t miss this one.”
--Jim Marrs, author of Rule by Secrecy, Alien Agenda, and Crossfire

Scholars have long believed that the first civilization on Earth emerged in Sumer some 6,000 years ago. However, as Michael Tellinger reveals, the Sumerians and Egyptians inherited their knowledge from an earlier civilization that lived at the southern tip of Africa and began with the arrival of the Anunnaki more than 200,000 years ago. Sent to Earth in search of life-saving gold, these ancient Anunnaki astronauts from the planet Nibiru created the first humans as a slave race to mine gold--thus beginning our global traditions of gold obsession, slavery, and god as dominating master.

Revealing new archaeological and genetic evidence in support of Zecharia Sitchin’s revolutionary work with pre-biblical clay tablets, Tellinger shows how the Anunnaki created us using pieces of their own DNA, controlling our physical and mental capabilities by inactivating their more advanced DNA--which explains why less than 3 percent of our DNA is active. He identifies a recently discovered complex of sophisticated ruins in South Africa, complete with thousands of mines, as the city of Anunnaki leader Enki and explains the lost Anunnaki technologies that used the power of sound as a source of energy. Matching key mythologies of the world’s religions to the Sumerian clay tablet stories on which they are based, he details the actual events behind these tales of direct physical interactions with “god,” concluding with the epic flood--a perennial theme of ancient myth--that wiped out the Anunnaki mining operations.

Tellinger shows that as humanity awakens to the truth about our origins we can overcome our programmed animalistic and slave-like nature, tap in to our dormant Anunnaki DNA, and realize the longevity and intelligence of our creators as well as learn the difference between the gods of myth and the true loving God of our universe.

MICHAEL TELLINGER is a scientist, researcher, and regular guest on more than 200 radio shows in the United States, United Kingdom, and Europe, such as Coast to Coast AM with George Noory and the Shirley Maclaine Show. In March 2011 he hosted the Megalithomania Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa, featuring Graham Hancock, Andrew Collins, and Robert Temple. He lives in South Africa. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 542 pages
  • Publisher: APG Sales & Distribution; 1St Edition edition (December 11, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1920070133
  • ISBN-13: 978-1920070137
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.8 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (236 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #587,316 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Robert Steven Thomas TOP 500 REVIEWER on November 6, 2012
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Erich von Daniken introduced the concept of "Ancient Aliens" to the world in 1970. He is the undisputed father of what has now become a subject of growing interest among millions throughout the educated world. Zechariah Sitchin added weighty evidence and credibility to von Daniken's theory in the early 70's through his interpretation of humanity's earliest written account of history, rediscovered in the buried, cuneiform, baked-clay libraries of the world's oldest civilization - the Sumerians. In the intervening years many sober-minded and gifted scientists, authors & researchers have added additional substance with facts and new evidence which contribute to the validity of the likelihood for the actual presence of an advanced, non-terrestrial civilization that colonized Earth in approximately 430,000 B.C. (perhaps earlier) and co-inhabited this planet with our distant Homo erectus ancestors. I read von Daniken's first book "Chariots of the Gods" as a young man in 1971, and Sitchin's "Twelth Planet" not long afterward. Since that time I have personally read and researched almost every book put into print on this and any related subject which could potentially confirm and establish the reality of our human legacy through the intervention of advanced beings from another part of the universe. While perhaps a hundred or more individuals, too numerous to list here, have made substantial contributions to the validity of the Ancient Astronaut Theory in the interim, through my exhaustive personal research I have only encountered a handful of writers and books during this time who have been able to synthesize all of the information and knowledge into a single, comprehensive, reasonably accurate retelling of mankind's true history of evolution over the last half-million years.Read more ›
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I found this book to be an excellent summary of many other writings out there on this topic. If you want to read a single book on the subject rather than many, this is a good starting point. I began reading and, considering his lack of academic background, thought that it was well-researched. However, when I got to the topics of conversation that I am more well-versed, I noticed that Tellinger made sweeping generalizations that caused me to question the accuracy of previous chapters. A lot of his "research" is simply in quoting others that have speculated on these topics or even looking up a few websites. Don't get me wrong, I recommend the book - but do not simply accept everything in here as "the truth". Do more reading, do more reserach. Consider it a good starting point.
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First a summary: If you are interested in the possibility that extraterrestrials had a hand in our creation, and if you are open to the possibility that the gods of earth's religions might just be beings from other planets, then this book as is good as any to tie it all together in a hypothesis. Buy it, read it with an open mind, and ruminate on all the possibilities.

Details: I have read several books written by Zacharia Sitchen, and much of Michael Tellinger's book is based on Sitchen's work and theories. Sitchen's theory is that beings similar but superior to us came to Earth, performed genetic engineering on the primates that were here thereby creating a new species, and that species is us! I am fascinated by it all, but also aware that Sitchen has detractors who think his translation of ancient Sumerian texts recorded on clay tablets are incorrect. Assuming Sitchen's translations are even close, the characters are clearly trying to create a new species, trying to blend the characteristics of one with another, and their successes and failures are captured. Many historians dismiss these texts as myths because we "know" ancient man could never have accomplished this. (Never mind that the texts make clear it wasn't ancient "man" that was doing the experimentation!)

Here's where it gets interesting, and it gets controversial. An old established myth is not called a myth if it is supported by a major religion! Is it myth that Jesus rose from the dead, or a fact? You would be considered anti-Christian to call it a myth, but to an outsider it is a myth. And so it is with ancient "myths" in many cultures that describe gods on the earth, mating with humans and producing demi-gods, and so on. To today's scientists and historians, this is myth.
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This book may shock you, but I heartily recommend it. Don't just read it and toss it aside. Think about what the implications are, and read other books that offer more views and evidence. If reading is tough for you, get a Kindle and have it read to you. It's subject is at the core of our whole civilization, what's going on, what has happened in the past, what could happen again. Don't miss this information, it's important.

Congratulations to Mr. Tellinger for his exceptional work, and for his persistence to tell a very difficult story. It's a story that is so 'out there' it will make your head spin if you're not already familiar with the subject. And yet, what's even wilder is that all considered, it's basically the only story that actually makes sense and explains SO much about what's been happening on earth for the last however many thousands of years ( at least the last few hundred thousand ). Fact IS stranger than fiction, and to tell this story Mr. Tellinger has drawn on countless indisputable facts, some recently discovered, fantastic records left to us by the ancient people from around the world, and the results of tireless research done by many other authors across a whole spectrum of subjects. Then he's connected the dots is a magnificent manner to help us see the big picture. It's awesome. stunning. It will keep some people awake at night. Others will find their curious minds strangely satiated... like ahhh... that explains a lot, FINALLY it's starting to make sense, the whole thing, life on earth, the rise and fall of civilizations, the endless wars, etc.

So let's start with this.. the 'history' that's taught these days even at university level is woefully lacking, and in many cases is deliberately biased for reasons you'll understand as you read.
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