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Twelfth Planet: Book I of the Earth Chronicles (The Earth Chronicles) Mass Market Paperback – March 27, 2007
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“One of the most important books on Earth’s roots ever written.” (East-West Magazine)
“Heavyweight scholarship...Now a recognized scholar has come forth with a theory that is the most astonishing of all.” (United Press International)
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These days, and especially the last 30-40 years, a "new wave" of scientists and non scientists alike has risen with the intention of re-examining what we as a species consider "knowledge", knowledge about what we are, and where we come from.
Sitchin, being one of the few people in the world who can actually read Sumerian, has spent his life examining our origins, and his conclusions have little to do with apes descending trees and miraculously evolving into humans.
In the "12th planet", his most famous of his alltogether 9 books, he suggests that we are actually the creation of an alien race which landed on earth more than 450 millenia ago, and who created us as slave labor for their purposes on this planet back then. From then on, and through a myriad interdevelopments and influences, we developed to what we are today.
Sure, this sounds controversial, and to most people content with swallowing mainstream teachings for "facts" this might seem as pure science fiction. You would have to read this book before you term it as such though.
It is an exhausting book too, as the author needs to use literally 100s of quotes on original translations he's made in order to make his argument and this isn't just any argument, you understand...
Exhausting as this book might then be at times, the reward is immense, to put it very mildly. Even if Sitchin happens to be wrong on half of his conclusions what he suggests is mind blowing and shatters to bits most of our current beliefs.
More importantly, Sitchin can serve you as a gateway to new paths of thinking.Read more ›
I have great respect for Sitchin as a researcher and expert in ancient manuscripts, and I found much in this book to ponder. However, he makes the mistake most ufologists do in taking ancient texts as literal historical documents about real people and events rather than as fictionalized epics of antiquity. While he does at points recognize the metaphorical nature of some of their writings, he takes the ancient Sumerians far too literally, and strikes me as a man espousing a theory in search of evidence. His theory is simply too fantastic to be taken seriously and, while he makes a far more sophisticated attempt at demonstrating his thesis than Von Daniken, he makes many of the same mistakes Chariots of the Gods makes. For example, he has the residents of this twelfth planet (actually, the tenth, for he counts the moon and the sun as planets as well) fly to earth in spacecraft and have the means to genetically alter early primates, but then they travel about by means of paddle boats and utilize 19th century extraction techniques to pull gold from mines in Africa.Read more ›
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This book and Chariots of the Gods are pretty much "the" staple books of the Ancient astronaut theory. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Clinton
Raises questions about where did we come from and where are we going, maybe. Makes one want morePublished 26 days ago by kfoster
I first read it decades ago. EXCELLENT info about ancient civilizations. (I choose to ignore, for the most part, the "alien" theories in these types of books, in order to... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
OK if you are into this kind of thing. Very lengthy on storytelling.Published 1 month ago by Mike Liscio
Reads like a reference book and novel. Full of information and questions.Published 1 month ago by Barbara Hernandez