Did civilization on earth result from contact with inhabitants of a planet in the Sirius star system prior to 3,000 B.C.? To answer this question, Robert Temple traces the traditions of four African tribes back 5,000 years to the ancient Mediterranean cultures of Sumer and Egypt. He shows that these cultures possessed great knowledge, much of which they claimed was given them by visitors from Sirius. There are tribal cultures in present-day Africa (notably the Dogon of Mali) whose most sacred traditions are based on this theory; their knowledge of the Sirius system is astounding in its accuracy and detail, including information only recently known to modern science.
Many authors have speculated on the subject of extraterrestrial contact, but never before has such a detailed theory been formulated. The Sirius Mystery provides facts gathered during eight years of research.
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A fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, Temple earned a degree in Oriental studies and Sanskrit at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He has contributed to such journals as The Poetry Review and New Scientist, and is the author of the best-seller The Genius of China, published by Simon & Schuster.Review:
Robert Temple's massive research into the ancient mythologies of numerous civilizations and cultures one can only regard with awe. . . -- London Sunday Times
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Book Description Arrow Books Ltd, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110099257440
Book Description Arrow Books Ltd, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0099257440
Book Description Arrow Books Ltd, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0099257440