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Sirius Mystery: New Scientific Evidence for Alien Contact 5, 000 Years Ago [Paperback]

Robert Temple
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1 Oct 1998
Convincing evidence that the Egyptian, Sumerian, and Dogon civilizations were founded by aliens from the Sirius star system who are now ready to return. Updated with 140 pages of new scientific evidence that solidifies the hypothesis that the KGB, CIA, and NASA attempted to suppress An awe-inspiring work of research that calls for a profound reappraisal of our role in the universe Over 10,000 copies sold in its first two months of release in Britain Publication of The Sirius Mystery in 1976 set the world abuzz with talk of an extraterrestrial origin to human civilization and triggered a 15-year persecution campaign against Robert Temple by the KGB, CIA, NASA, and other government agencies. Undaunted, however, Temple is back, with 140 pages of new scientific evidence that makes his hypothesis more compelling than ever. Many authors have speculated on the subject of extraterrestrial contact, but never before has such detailed evidence been presented. Temple applies his in-depth knowledge of ancient history, mythology, Pythagorean physics, chaos theory, and Greek, to a close examination of the measurements of the Great Pyramid of Giza, which was built to align directly with the star Sirius. He concludes that the alien civilization of Sirius and our own civilization are part of the same harmonic system, and are destined to function and resonate together. His findings warrant a profound reappraisal of our role in the universe.

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  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Inner Traditions Bear and Company; 1st U.S. Ed edition (1 Oct 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 089281750X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0892817504
  • Product Dimensions: 22.8 x 15.4 x 2.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 342,316 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
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The Sirius Mystery is an examination of the amazing fact that the Dogon tribe in central Africa have possessed for at least many centuries knowledge of the Sirius star system which has only become known to modern man within the last century or so. The obvious implication of this is that there was advanced knowledge of the stars in ancient times. The obvious question which arises is where did that knowledge come from? When this knowledge is interwoven with a mythology which also seems to suggest knowledge of the people from that star system the mystery becomes ever deeper.

The Sirius Mystery poses the question: has the earth been visited in the past by intelligent life from the region of the Sirius star system? The question, whilst seemingly "far-out" at first, is a perfectly valid one given the extent of the knowledge possessed by the Dogon. The Sirius Mystery is first and foremost a record of what cannot be disputed: that the Dogon tribe possess this knowledge, and have possessed it for longer than the technology which allows us to confirm it has existed. This in itself demands explanation; the most obvious question is from where did this knowledge come from? Or rather, from whom?

The author presents his case in a well-argued and logical fashion, laying out firstly the context into which the main question of the book fits by pointing out some examples of anomalous knowledge from apparently ancient times which have not been either refuted or as yet adequately explained such as the Piri Reis maps. This context consists in essence of the fact that there are large areas where the orthodox accounts of history are tragically incomplete.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating Subject - Heavy Read 16 Nov 2010
Format:Paperback
A fascinating subject but this heavy book is heavy going. Still, for research and diligence alone it deserves five stars.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Robert Temple `On Dog' 9 July 2013
By The Guardian TOP 50 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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The starting point for Robert Temple's famous work of scholarship is the very precise and detailed astronomical knowledge which two French anthropologists discovered to be possessed by the Dogon tribe in North-West Mali in the 1960s. It transpired that the Dogon knew a great deal about Sirius `The Dog Star', one of the brightest stars in the sky and one of Earth's nearest stellar neighbours at only 2.6 parsecs' distance. Sirius is the most prominent star in the constellation Canis Major (the `Big Dog') and was frequently represented as a dog in Egyptian mythology, in which it held the highest importance. Curiously, Dogon anagrams easily to `On Dog' but this verbal exercise in English-language wordplay is nowhere near the weirdest thing about the Dogon's obsession with the Sirius system.

The astounding thing is that they also know of Sirius B, a white dwarf companion of the main star which is invisible to the naked human eye and wasn't even found by western astronomers until the 20th century. Furthermore, they know precise astronomical details of the orbit period of the binary system: 50 years, a number which Temple discovered to be central to not only the Dogon's sacred rituals but also to those of ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt. The Dogon know the white dwarf Sirius B to be of immense density, and describe that if an amount of the star's material the size of a small rock which can be held in the human hand were present on Earth, it would weigh "more than all the iron in the world together" and would be impossible for any human to lift from the ground.

It doesn't stop there. They also claim the system has a third star and can draw diagrams of how the three stars interact and orbit around one another.
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
By asdap
Format:Paperback
If its possible to be punch drunk by a book, then I think author acheived it for me. With so many random facts in the extreeme,countless place names dropped out of thin air, word associations etc it becomes an encyclopedia and to finish he has a go at his contemporaries for not liking him.. Hmmm sad really.. To be honest I have gotten through it expecting an enlightening finale about extraterestrials, but I can`t say I really know what the heck it was all about?? Wasted time and money and if you buy don`t say I didn`t warn you.. avoid!
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1.0 out of 5 stars Really? 18 Feb 2014
By gerosm
Format:Paperback
Think I better call "The Men in Black". What a complete waste of eyesight. Must be time for another extra terrestrial visit, or are they amongst us.
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