2012 Survival Guide: A practical planner for the worst case scenario

Aliens Without Borders...

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If mermaids are actually behind the alien abduction of mariners, then the logo design team at Starbucks has some explaining to do. At right, a stone sculpture of a siren on display at the Getty Villa in Malibu. How mermaids came to be viewed as birdlike creatures rather than fish is unclear.

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At any rate, mermaids have reported in the legends and lore of diverse cultures (including China) from remote antiquity. A possible spinoff of these creatures, the so-called Sirens were described in Greek lore as winged nymphs who lured mariners away from their ships, never to return. Temple notes in The Sirius Mystery that the word siren is synonymous to mermaid in several languages. What's more, in zoology the term Sirenaides represents a genus of tailed, eel-like amphibians, like manatees and dugongs.

One plausible explanation offered to account for the preponderance of mermaid sightings is the Aquatic Ape theory. Mllions of years ago, it's alleged, our humanlike predecessors retreated to the sea as a consequence of extreme climatic changes on Earth. Eventually, some (though not all) of them returned to land, sporting a range of new evolutionary traits: a layer of body fat beneath the skin, slightly webbed hands and feet, hairlessness, the ability to sweat and make tears, the ability to breathe voluntarily, and a greasy coating that encased their babies at birth (which is called Vernix Caseosa). No other primate possesses any of these characteristics.

Interestingly, the Jewish Haggadah claims Adam had green skin at the time he was created.

Dragons, Serpents and Dinosaur Cartoons

In addition to being fish-like, the gods of antiquity were also described alternatively as winged serpents, dragons and other creatures bearing no resemblance to anything in the fossil record. The Mesoamericans worshipped a "plumed serpent" known as Quetzalcoatl. The Chinese, for their part, have a long tradition of fire-breathing dragons. Early emperors boasted of a blood lineage to these monsters, and to the half human, half dragon goddess Nü-Kua. Even the British have stories about dragons that date back to remote antiquity. In his book Flying Serpents and Dragons: The Story of Mankind's Reptilian Past, R. A. Boulay tries to unravel the mysterious origins of all these phantom creatures. Like Robert Temple, Boulay concludes that some of them may be extraterrestrial.

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At left, a typical prop at a Chinese heritage festival, the dragon god (or goddess) represents a benevolent divinity that helped create the most populous civilization on Earth. At right, a stone carving of Quetzalcoatl, aka "the plumed serpent" of the Aztecs. Notice the many similarities between the two depictions.

Alien astronaut investigators featured on the History Channel series, like Giorgio A. Tsoukalos, make the interesting case that "fire-breathing dragons" and "winged serpents" could be the consequence of a limited ancient vocabulary, rather than accurate depictions of what people actually saw. Primitive humans trying to recount alien spaceships crossing the sky would not have had access to the modern technology we take for granted today. So the term "Fire-breathing" might represent engine flames, while a long dragon tail may be what came to mind when they saw a jet stream. In addition, the thunder that accompanied these strange visitations may really have been sonic booms.


Thousands of ancient carved stones excavated along the banks of Peru's Ica River in the 1960's, not far from Nazca, reveal scenes of pterodactyls and other dinosaurs in confrontations with humans. In the photo above, a man appears to be riding one these beast as he drives in a spear. Other stones show scenes of advanced technology, including an apparent heart surgery. One Peruvian man connected to the collection claimed while under arrest that they were forgeries, but later recanted after he was freed. He said the forgery explanation enabled him to avoid imprisonment for selling artifacts. German scientists have tested the andesite rocks and claim they are extremely ancient. Regardless, moderns scholars dismiss the stones as a hoax. For more info, see this article.

For his part, the psychic Edgar Cayce claimed in some of his readings that human civilization had been attacked by "the beasts of the fields, and the fowls of the air, or the animals of the air, in the second rule in the Atlantean period." He dated the siege to around 50,000 B.C. and said an international summit was convened to deal with the problem. Cayce said that Mankind's response "brought about destructive forces in the attempts to destroy the animal life that in other lands overran same." However, the psychic also believed that some form of environmental catastrophe contributed to the demise of the hostile beasts. (Here's the Cayce material.)

Dragons are also closely associated with the "ley line" system of ancient electromagnetic power distribution alleged by Alfred Watkins, John Michell, Tom Graves and other investigators. According to Michell's 1969 book View of Atlantis, straight tracks extending for tens or hundreds of miles, marked by megalithic stones and manmade notches in cliffs, once connected temples and other sacred sites across the planet. In China, on certain days of the year identified by specific astrological alignments, people would see a dragon fly over the ley lines (called lung mei), energizing the dragon currents. This power would then spread out underground and invigorate the soil.

In Britain, locals lit fires along the tracks and gathered on hillsides with their livestock to observe the recharging of their fields. Significantly, everyone was warned not to cross the lines or place any obstruction in the way. UFO's have also been known to follow the course of these lines, according to French investigators Ferdinand Lagarde and Aimé Michel.

The St. Michael ley line connects Christian churches built along the same track where prehistoric mounds, megathilithic rock markers and artificial changes in the geography are found. The line extends from the tip of Cornwall to Norfolk and passes through Glastonbury Tor and Avebury. Unfortunately, when Christianity replaced older pagan religions in Europe, St. Michael was designated a "dragonslayer", as dragons became enemies rather than beneficiaries to the human race, and the importance of ley lines was lost to history. Image: BigThink.com

Dog Days in the Night Sky

The star Sirius, lest we forget, is part of the Canis Major constellation. Traditionally known as the "Dog Star", Canis Major had its heliacal rising during the hottest, driest part of the year, which is how the old saying "the dog days of summer" came about. In The Sirius Mystery, we also learn that the Egyptian god of the afterlife, Anubis, has the head of a dog and the body of a man. Temple sees a possible connection between him and Sirius in the following remark made by the ancient Greek historian Plutarch:

"By Anubis, they understand the horizontal circle, which divides the invisible part of the world [Sirius B], which they call Nepthys [Isis' sister goddess], from the visible [Sirius A], to which they give the name of Isis; and as this circle equally touches upon the confines of both light and darkness, it may be looked upon as common to them both -- and from this circumstance arose that resemblance, which they imagine between Anubis and the Dog, it being observed of this animal, that he is equally watchful as well by day as night." Temple's comments in brackets.

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On the left is Anubis, Egyptian god of the afterlife. Notice the object he's carrying in the left hand, perhaps a stylized image of the basket we saw earlier. On the right, the cover of Robert Temple's 2009 book, The Sphinx Mystery, shows a jackal superimposed on the Sphinx. Temple believes this was the original sculpture.

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The diagram shows the constellation Orion, the hunter, with his loyal "dog", Canis Major. The Egyptian goddess Bau, who is associated with a dog, may be the origin of the word "bow-wow". At right, an ancient Anubis sculture from the Cairo Egyptian Museum. Read more about the Sphinx on the last page of this article.

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Because Anubis and Osiris share many of the same functions in Egyptian mythology, Temple speculates that the latter god may be a derivative of the former. (On the other hand, there are references in Egyptian literature describing Osiris as being "devoured" by Anubis, so maybe it was the other way around.) At any rate, the god Osiris is associated with the constellation Orion. Significantly, the trajectory of two of Orion's three belt stars points directly toward Sirius. (In the opposite direction, the same two stars point to the Pleiades.) It has also been noted by many writers that Canis Major follows the Orion constellation across the sky like a loyal dog trailing the huner.

Sitchin's Twelfth Planet, a DNA Theory & the Olmec Legacy

The late author Zecharia Sitchin reiterated a different theory about extraterrestrial intervention in his own bestselling book, The Twelfth Planet . Curiously, this book was published just several months after The Sirius Mystery went on sale in 1976. According to Sitchin's much-disputed translation of ancient cuneiform tablets, aliens from a rogue planet spent considerable time on Earth mining gold. First doing the work themselves, they later decided to create Homo sapiens by mixing their own DNA with a terrestrial species known as Homo erectus. This provided a slave race that the aliens could control.

Humans were eventualy granted some autonomy in the aftermath a huge rebellion against their alien overlords, according to The Twelfth Planet . Sitchin claimed the aliens then arranged for "god-kings" to act as intermediaries with the human race. See this timeline for a quick rundown of events recounted in the book.

Diverging from one of Temple's core assertions, Sitchin thought an undiscovered planet called Nibiru was home to the aliens, not Sirius. Nibiru, which has yet to be identified by astronomers, has an odd orbit, taking it far afield from our solar system. But the planet swings through our local region of space every 3,600 years, causing it to wreak gravitational havoc and geologic upheaval. Shortly before his death in October 2010, Sitchin told the New York Times that he believes the rogue planet is due for its next curtain call around 2080.

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At left, author Zecharia Sitchin with an Olmec head found in Mexico. At right, a figure chiseled in stone at the center of a Mayan 20-day calendar cycle.

Like Robert Temple, The Twelfth Planet author attracted a boatload of critics over the years. Academics like Roger W. Wescott and biblical scholar Michael Heiser derided Sitchin for what they characterized as an amateurish approach to linguistics, archaeology and astronomy. (Sitchin had a degree in economics.) It was likewise noted that the more official academic translations of Sumerian tablets do not support the claim about alien slave masters, genetically manipulated human DNA, or the existence of an additional planet in our solar system.

Other alien trackers have their own theories about the many bizarre events reported in prehistoric times. According to Erich von Daniken, the biblical figure Enoch penned an autobiography recalling his experience in "Heaven", where he was tutored for many years by the so-called gods. In a 2010 episode of Ancient Aliens, von Daniken further claimed that hieroglyphs at the Giza pyramids specifically identify Enoch as the instigator of that building project.

On another front, author Sitchin cited in his equally popular Earth Chronicles series the numerous links between pre-pharaonic Egypt and the Olmec civilization in Mesoamerica. He believed that the two cultures may have been one and the same.

When the "god" Thoth was exiled by Ra from Egypt around 3100 B.C., Sitchin explained, he and his followers migrated to the New World. (Known by the Greeks as Hermes, Thoth is considered the god of wisdom and father of alchemy.) Of course, Thor Heyerdahl's Ra and Kontiki expeditions in the 1970's proved ocean voyages between Africa and North America were possible in pre-Columbian times. Finally, Sitchin points out that the exile date of Thoth dovetails nicely with the first year of the Mesoamerican long-count calendar -- 3114 B.C. -- allegedly the year the Olmecs landed in the Yucatan.

Corroborating some of these claims, the late astronaut Gordon Cooper examined Olmec artifacts firsthand while on assignment for National Geographic three decades ago. In his memoir, Leap of Faith, Cooper recounted his trip to a remote island. In particular, his investigation confirmed the Olmec arrival date at around 3000 B.C. The presence of aeronautics formulas and devices among the artifacts on the island further convinced Cooper that alien astronauts must have been present on Earth in the remote past.

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At left, a carved elephant found among Olmec artifacts in Jalapa, Mexico. Of course, there are no elephants in Mexico. Even more amazing are the toys with wooden wheels found at Olmec sites. Amazing, because the mesoamericans didn't have the wheel until Europeans brought it over in the 16th century. At right, the god Thoth is depicted on an ancient Egyptian monument. Left Photo: © Z. Sitchin 2000. Reproduced by permission.

Whatever Thoth's origins, Sitchin believed that god's use of the number 52 in Egyptian calendars likely inspired the Olmec 52-year cycle called the Calendar Round.

The similarity of the words Anubis and Nubia is probably no coincidence, either. The syllable "Nub" means gold in ancient Egyptian. This seems to bolster Sitchin's premise that aliens traveled here in past millennia to mine gold and other precious metals.

For more on Thoth/Hermes, see our 2012 Predictions and Prophecies page, and/or the Spirituality section of The Mega-Disaster Planner.

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More Resources

Articles of Interest

"Fear the Beach: ‘Mermaids: The Body Found,’ on Animal Planet." NY Times 5/25/12

Edgar Cayce and The Invasion of the Great Beasts

"The Olmec Enigma: Astronaut Corroborates Sitchin's Theory." From World-Mysteries.com

Websites

Canis Major - Dog Days of Summer

The Mystery of the Dogon and Sirius B
UFO Digest

Sumerian Tablets Translated by Zeecharia Sitchin - Requires Adobe Flash Player

Nubian History

Aquatic Ape Theory

The Nazca Lines illustrated

La Venta - Olmec stones

Viracocha

Legendary Times

Books

The Sirius Mystery (1998) by Robert Temple.

Black Genesis: The Prehistoric Origins of Ancient Egypt by Robert Bauval and Thomas Brophy.

The 12th Planet (1978), The Earth Chronicles (several titles), and The Earth Chronicles Expeditions: Journeys To The Mythical Past (2004) by Zecharia Sitchin.

Mysteries of Atlantis (2006) by Edgar Evans Cayce.

Forbidden Archaeology (1993) by Richard Thompson and Michael Cremo. .

Chariots of the Gods (1968) by Erich van Daniken

They Came Before Columbus: The African Presence in Ancient America (2003) by Ivan Van Sertima.

Egypt and Nubia, Gifts of the Desert (2000) edited by Renee Friedman

DVD's and TV Programs

Ancient Aliens - The Series The History Channel - 3 seasons.

The Mysterious Origins of Man Based on the book Forbidden Archaeology.

The Mystery of the Sphinx. Featuring John Anthony West and geologist Robert Schoch. At Amazon...

Advanced Ice Age Civilizations and Atlantis (2006) Featuring Graham Hancock.

Chariots of the Gods(1970) Comprehensive worldwide review of alien evidence in ancient monuments and drawings.

Robert Temple 2009 interview re: The Sirius Mystery, on Coast to Coast A.M. YouTube

Part 2 (above interview) - Part 3 - Part 4

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