Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

The End of Eden: The Comet That Changed Civilization
amazon ^ | Oct. 8, 2007

Posted on 10/08/2007 11:47:23 PM PDT by doug from upland

Editorial Reviews

Review Allen West, coauthor of The Cycle of Cosmic Catastrophes : “Graham Phillips argues persuasively that Earth encountered a massive comet 3,500 years ago around the time of the Exodus from Egypt. The object appeared twenty times larger than the full moon and was by far the largest comet sighting ever recorded by ancient historians. The worldwide consequences for mankind were devastating. Our own scientific research confirms that the author’s theory is completely credible.”

Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince, authors of The Templar Revelation and The Sion Revelation : “an extraordinary tour de force . . . ”

Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince, authors of The Templar Revelation and The Sion Revelation : “In an extraordinary tour de force, Graham Phillips pinpoints a major mystery with important implications for our understanding of the remote past and the origins of ancient religion. Painstakingly researched and soberly presented--but never less than eminently readable--this book provides an answer so explosive that it should instantly ensure itself a place among the great revelations of history.”

Colin Wilson, author of The Outsider and Atlantis and the Kingdom of the Neanderthals: 100,000 Years of Lost History : “This is a very exciting and important book, which suggests a highly plausible reason why organized cruelty seems to have come into the world at a surprisingly late date. I believe Graham Phillips’s ideas are going to cause widespread controversy.”

Book Description Presents compelling evidence that civilizations worldwide became warlike and monotheistic after Earth passed through the tail of a comet in 1500 B.C.

• Explores the violent effect of debris from comet 12P/Pons-Brooks on peaceful cultures such as the Olmec of Mexico and the Megalithic people who built Stonehenge

• Shows how this comet’s appearance was taken as a significant religious event that still has repercussions today

In the year 2024, the comet 12P/Pons-Brooks is due to pass near Earth again for the first time in 3,500 years. In 1500 B.C., Earth passed through this comet’s tail, and in the decade following, cultures the world over began to exhibit significant aggressive tendencies. Civilizations in India, the Middle East, China, Japan, Europe, and Central America suddenly abandoned their peaceful ways and devoted themselves with uncharacteristic fervor to making war on their neighbors and fighting among themselves.

But this was not the only effect that is linked to this celestial event. Sudden outbreaks of monotheism--the worship of a single god, and a new idea at the time--occurred simultaneously in locales spread widely throughout the world. Most of these monotheistic religions represented their god symbolically as a circle with a series of lines extending below--resembling a simple drawing of a comet.

In The End of Eden, Graham Phillips chronicles the sudden shifts in social demeanor and religious philosophy that swept the world in the wake of 12P/Pons-Brooks. He argues that there is no other explanation for these changes other than the presence of this massive comet in the skies above Earth. He contends that debris in the comet’s tail contaminated the atmosphere with a chemical known to cause aggressive behavior, and that after little more than a decade, worldwide hostility abruptly abated. He also explores how the appearance of a celestial body that outshone the moon would have been interpreted as a significant religious event--the premier appearance of a powerful new god to supplant the deities previously worshipped around the world.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bookreview; catastrophism; civilization; comet; cosmiccatastrophes; freepun; godsgravesglyphs; kitchencleanser; velikovsky
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-4041-6061-80 ... 101-110 next last

1 posted on 10/08/2007 11:47:26 PM PDT by doug from upland
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: doug from upland

The author is on CoasttoCoastAM now.


2 posted on 10/08/2007 11:47:59 PM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: doug from upland

Are we gonna hit the tail again?


3 posted on 10/08/2007 11:51:23 PM PDT by Eyes Unclouded (We won't ever free our guns but be sure we'll let them triggers go....)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: doug from upland

You beat me typing it.

LOL


4 posted on 10/08/2007 11:51:48 PM PDT by AliVeritas ( Yes! Levin is being monitored. We made it ma... top of the world! Thanks Socialists)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Eyes Unclouded

We need another piece of tail.


5 posted on 10/08/2007 11:58:32 PM PDT by Joe Bfstplk (What you said is exactly what you intended to say.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

Nothing apocalyptic here. Everyone keep moving. None of that ‘Velikovsky was right’ stuff either. Hey! I mean it.
6 posted on 10/09/2007 12:34:42 AM PDT by carumba (The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made. Groucho)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: doug from upland

Just out of curiosity, who was it that’s decided that everyone was so totally peaceful prior to the date of this “fire in the sky” event?


7 posted on 10/09/2007 12:43:44 AM PDT by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: doug from upland
Sounds like a cheap horror movie. :)

The Earth passes through the tail of a comet, which dooms all human and animal life except for those who happened to be completely enclosed inside metal containers (for example, the three main protagonists spend the night in a metal shed, a steel-lined projection room, and an 18-wheeler's trailer). Unprotected people and animals quickly dehydrate and turn into piles of red calcium dust. Those only partially exposed first gradually degenerate into cannibalistic zombies for hours or days before succumbing.

8 posted on 10/09/2007 1:11:54 AM PDT by anymouse
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: doug from upland
That wasn't a comet, that was the Cow that jumped over the moon.

Sheesh, what udder nonsense..

9 posted on 10/09/2007 1:15:16 AM PDT by Paradox (Politics: The art of convincing the populace that your delusions are superior to others.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: doug from upland

Its an interesting theory.


10 posted on 10/09/2007 1:22:37 AM PDT by Eye of Unk
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Grimmy

Hmmm. Yet it comes by every 71 years?

Discovery

12P/Pons-Brooks was discovered on July 12, 1812 by Jean-Louis Pons. Independently, it was later found by Vincent Wisniewski on August 1, and Alexis Bouvard on August 2 the same year. In 1883 it was accidentally “discovered” by William Robert Brooks and later identified as the same object. Shortly after its initial discovery it was found to have an orbital period of about 70 years with an error of about 5 years. Johann Franz Encke determined a definitive orbit with a period of 70.68 years. This orbit was used to generate an ephemeris for the 1883 return, but searches were unsuccessful, until it was rediscovered by Brooks.


11 posted on 10/09/2007 1:22:50 AM PDT by Pikachu_Dad
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: anymouse

cannibalistic zombies you say?
Dang, I need to make another run to the ammo store.


12 posted on 10/09/2007 1:30:44 AM PDT by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Grimmy

They’re zombies, man,..ammo won’t do any good,...need something that knocks them off their feet so they lose track of ya while you got a chance to get away to the next metallic enclosure....I really hate that red dust stuff all over the place...<;^0


13 posted on 10/09/2007 1:36:00 AM PDT by Cvengr (The violence of evil is met with the violence of righteousness, justice, love and grace.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: anymouse

DAHdee would have got us Uzis !


14 posted on 10/09/2007 1:36:18 AM PDT by tlb
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Cvengr

Well hech eee double toothpicks!

If you’ve got access to a machine shop, you can whip out a few of these puppies:
http://www.buckstix.com/howitzer.htm

If not, you might want to get the pre assembled model:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=9s6_vufc1ns


15 posted on 10/09/2007 1:40:47 AM PDT by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Cvengr

Wait a minit. Are these the brain eating type zombies or the general, carnivorous, kill you and eat you all up type zombies?

If they’re just simple brain eaters, then a headshot will put them down for the count. All the documentaries back that up.

The “kill you and eat you all up” zombies... if its those ones, yeah, we need cannons.

Cannons and flame throwers.

And hand grenades.


16 posted on 10/09/2007 2:01:25 AM PDT by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: tlb

***DAHdee would have got us Uzis !***

DADgummit! You stole my line!


17 posted on 10/09/2007 3:13:45 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (("democrat" 'one who panders to the crude and mindless whims of the masses.'))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

>>>DADgummit! You stole my line!

Ya snooz ya looz!

“DAHdee would have got us Uzis !”, one of the best though under-appreciated lines of moviedom!


18 posted on 10/09/2007 3:30:38 AM PDT by tlb
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: doug from upland
One small question: Where did this huge comet go? Something like that would still be (easily) visible, i.e. comets do not disappear.

This basic story has been pieced together twice previously, Donelly and Velikovsky, and Velikovsky at least provided an answer as to where the comet went or ended up.

19 posted on 10/09/2007 3:37:24 AM PDT by damondonion
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tlb

my favorite is: “Why does God need a starship?”


20 posted on 10/09/2007 3:38:08 AM PDT by stefanbatory
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-4041-6061-80 ... 101-110 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson