"Pyramid of Secrets" is without doubt the best book ever written on the Great Pyramid. -- John Reid, acoustics engineer, author 'Egyptian Sonics'
A beautifully researched, thoughtful, and thought-provoking study... stands well against the very best work produced by the acknowledged experts. -- Fortean Times Magazine, October 2003
A courageous and original interpretation of all the available evidence. -- David Elkington, author In the Name of the Gods
Alfords reasoning is archaeologically sound... His hypothesis of finding the "real" burial chamber of Cheops beneath the Pyramid is laudable. -- Christine El Mahdy, Professor of Egyptian Studies, Head BCES
Moves the argument about the nature of the Pyramid and its significance to Egypt on to an entirely new level. -- Michael Rice, author of books on Egyptology
Alan F. Alford, B Com., FCA, MBA, is an independent researcher and author, who is widely recognised as one of the worlds leading authorities on ancient mythology, mysticism and the origin of world religions.
Born in 1961, Alan Alford gained a degree in Commerce from the University of Birmingham in 1982, became a qualified chartered accountant in 1985, and was awarded an MBA in 1993.
In the mid-1980s, Alan Alford became intrigued by the ancient astronaut theory of Erich von Daniken, and began to devote a significant portion of his spare time to researching the ancient past, visiting the worlds ancient sites, and pondering the eternal questions of who we are and where we come from.
In 1996, Alan Alford self-published his first book Gods of the New Millennium, in support of the theory of ancient astronaut visitation, and began to sell it worldwide via the Internet. Within a few months, the title was acquired by Hodder and Stoughton, who relaunched it in 1997, at which time it became a number eleven bestseller in the UK.
Since turning full-time researcher in 1996, Alan Alford has published four further books.
In 1998, Alan Alfords second book The Phoenix Solution was published by Hodder and Stoughton. In this book, Alan focused his attention on the mysteries of ancient Egypt and argued that Egyptian myth described a catastrophic creation. This remarkable idea has shaped all of Alans subsequent work, and caused him to retract a key portion of the ancient astronaut evidence which he cited in his first book.
In April 2000, Alan Alfords third book When The Gods Came Down was published by Hodder and Stoughton. In this book, Alan argued that the gods of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia personified the cataclysm of creation, and that the same idea, in occulted form, was to be found in the religions of Judaism and Christianity. Controversially, he argued that the crucifixion of Christ symbolised the cataclysmic death and rebirth of the Universe.
In October 2001, Alan Alfords fourth book The Atlantis Secret was published by Eridu Books. In this book, Alan demonstrated that the Greek gods too personified the cataclysm of creation, and that Plato had encoded this secret into his Theory of Forms, into his account of the creation of the Universe by the Demiourgos, and into his story of the war between Ancient Athens and Atlantis. Quite remarkably, Alan won support for his theory of Atlantis from Professor Christopher Gill of Exeter University in England one of the worlds leading experts on Plato and the Atlantis story who penned a Foreword to the book.
In May 2003, Alfords fifth book Pyramid of Secrets, was published by Eridu Books. In this book, he argued that the Great Pyramid of Giza was a symbol of the creation, a tomb for a king, and a sealed repository or time capsule in which the builders deposited sacred relics and scientific knowledge for the benefit of a future race of men.