The Cygnus Mystery: Unlocking the Ancient Secret of Life's Origins in the Cosmos Paperback – 15 Mar 2008
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About the Author
Andrew Collins is a historical writer and the author of several ground-breaking books, including From the Ashes of Angels, Gods of Eden, Gateway to Atlantis, and Tutankhamun: The Exodus Conspiracy co-authored with Chris Ogilvie-Herald. He is the organiser of the annual Questing Conference, Britain's largest conference on alternative history.
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Why Cygnus? Perhaps because Cygnus has recently been found to be the location of a more than bizarre and unexplainable astronomical phenomenon, labelled "cygnets", which would best be described as some type of energy sent from this location into the rest of the universe, but apparently specifically aligned towards our Earth.
Collins has tried to map Cygnus within the ancient astronomical lore and it should be seen as a powerful primer: presenting the evidence that Cygnus was important. Required reading for anyone interested in archaeo-astronomy... and a book upon which several others hopefully will be based.
Mr Collins has a habit of writing books that give you a unique goosebump effect, found nowhere else. This book is somewhere between Robert Graves and Stephen Hawking.
It's a rare type of book for the subject matter, too. I've read plenty of books on the topics covered, shamanism, stone age culture, Avebury, and astrophysics, and have to say that The Cygnus Mystery covers them all with a degree of smartness you don't usually find. Andrew's book stands on its own, as is, with very good, solid research, and a real depth of grounded information, rather than a whole bunch of conjecture and jargon. You know from reading it that he really knows his stuff. So many authors nowadays don't do enough research, or use previous ideas and rehash them. Andrew's done something new and challenging and unique, and that has been a pattern for him throughout his long career as a writer.
His writing style is great, very unputdownable. I found in The Cygnus Mystery a book I am sad to finish, and can't wait for his next effort, which I'm sure will be just as good.
I'm sure Andrew will be thought of in years to come as a real ground-breaker in a number of different fields.
This is a very dry book to start with with the author covering a lot of old research and applying his own logic and investigations on top. The early chapters stack up to a decent theory but I couldn't help thinking that the author was seeing Swans everywhere.
The final part of the book becomes its Achilles heel as he dips into some of the things that Graham Hancock suggested in his "Supernatural" which seen more speculative than the serious points made in the previous 75% of the book.
Worth a read but only if you intend to go through a lot of the other material in the genre as a lot of them overlap and will you probably get a more rounded view of the late prehistoric world.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The Cygnus Mystery, opened, for me a lot of doors. I have never been convinced by either modern science or the various religious takes on the origins of life, they leave for me... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Dave
I have loved every book that Andrew Collins has written, This is superb ... read it.Published 7 months ago by Mr T Wheeldon
Excellent book. Well researched and giving a very detailed explanation of the part the Cygnus constellation had played from earliest times in mankind's spiritual evolution. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Amazon Customer
Thought it was a good read!the guy has obviously done his research!i think it just needed a bit more to draw you in with the earlier chapters! Read morePublished 23 months ago by SHEPHARD
Another fascinating book by Andrew Collins. I will definitely be reading some more of his enthralling series of books. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Dorothy Unsworth
This books all over the place really hard to follow and full of assumptions he's seeing swans everywhere.read half of it and put it down just couldn't get into i. Read morePublished on 16 May 2013 by Jokechoke
This is another excellent tool from the author of From the Ashes of Angels. I am totally engrossed in it. It is just the piece of the jigsaw I was looking for. Read morePublished on 5 April 2013 by Miss J E Harris