The Sitchin Effect!
It has been opined that the beliefs of religious sects such as Pana Wave and Raëlism may be inspired by Zecharia Sitchin's Earth Chronicles
Zecharia Sitchin (11 July 1920 - 9 October 2010) is known the world over for his exceptional works about the origin of the human race on Earth. He was an American author born in Azerbaijan, who held the view that the Homo sapiens came into existence with the intervention of a race of extraterrestrial astronauts, who came from a planet known as Nibiru. His famous Earth Chronicles series very vehemently reflects his views, which according to him, were based on the ancient Sumerian mythology.
Sitchin's Earth Chronicles, and the other companion volumes that he wrote became bestsellers the world over―millions of copies were sold all across the globe, with translations in as many as 25 different languages. We, at Buzzle, have compiled a chronological list of all the books authored by Zecharia Sitchin.
The Earth Chronicles Series
The 12th Planet
Year of Publication: 1976
This is the first volume of the series that puts forth the view that humanity was the creation of a group of aliens who came to Earth, some time between 450,000 BCE and 13,000 BCE. The book tells us how the aliens mixed their own DNA with that of the proto-humans to create a superior race of the Homo sapiens
, to work for the mining enterprises they had set up on Earth.
The Stairway to Heaven
Year of Publication: 1980
This second volume of the series ponders on the mystery of immortality. It seeks to unravel the secrets of alien landings on Earth, stating that the Anunnaki gods may have had a spaceport in the Sinai Peninsula of Egypt, where they frequently landed―"Those Who from Heaven to Earth Came." He also puts forth a thought that the Pyramid of Giza may have been the Pharaoh's entrance to the world of the immortal gods, which he aimed to enter in his afterlife.
The Wars of Gods and Men
Year of Publication: 1985
Sitchin begins this volume by saying that the Sinai spaceport was destroyed by nuclear weapons some 4,000 years ago. The book goes on to describe the violent beginnings of humanity on Earth, and how these power conflicts had begun ages before on another planet. The volume takes references from ancient texts, and attempts to reconstruct epic events like The Great Flood
The Lost Realms
Year of Publication: 1990
Another well-researched volume in the series, The Lost Realms
seeks to uncover the mysteries of ancient civilizations. The book describes how, in the 16th century, the Spaniards came to the New World in quest of the legendary City of Gold, El Dorado
, and found instead, the most inexplicable ancient ruins in the most inaccessible of places. He further put forth the idea that the so-called pre-Columbian people―Mayans, Aztecs, Incans, etc.―might, in fact, have been the fabled Anunnaki.
When Time Began
Year of Publication: 1993
Through this book, Sitchin attempts to draw correlations between the various events in several millennia, which helped shape the human civilization on Earth. He stresses on the idea that the human race has progressed and prospered with the help of ancient aliens, who left behind several impressive and imposing structures, which testify their genius to this day.
The Cosmic Code
Year of Publication: 1998
Yet another engaging volume, The Cosmic Code
delves in the idea that the human DNA, which was created by the ancient aliens, is in fact, a cosmic code that connects Man to God and the Earth to Heaven. He refers to writings on ancient prophesies, and proposes that this cosmic code is key to several secrets related to the celestial destiny of man.
The End of Days: Armageddon and Prophecies of the Return
Year of Publication: 2007
In this last volume of the Earth Chronicles
, Sitchin stresses on the idea that the past is very similar to the future. He attempts to put forth compelling evidence that the fate of man and that of our planet depends on a predetermined celestial time cycle, and if we understand the past properly, it is also possible to foretell the future.
The Companion Volumes
Genesis Revisited: Is Modern Science Catching Up With Ancient Knowledge?
Year of Publication: 1990
Sitchin wrote this first companion volume to his Earth Chronicles
series, in which he attempts to establish, in the light of ancient as well as modern evidence, that all the advances made by humans today were actually known to our ancestors, millions of years ago.
Divine Encounters: A Guide to Visions, Angels and Other Emissaries
Year of Publication: 1995
This book seeks to tackle the issue of the possible links between humans and the so-called divine beings. Sitchin refers to several Biblical stories in his attempt to establish a probability of an interaction between Anunnaki and the humans, thus, also offering an explanation to the UFO sightings in recent years.
The Lost Book of Enki: Memoirs and Prophecies of an Extraterrestrial God
Year of Publication: 2001
This companion volume attempts to reveal the actual identity of the Anunnaki―the first gods of mankind according to the Sumerian mythology. Sitchin has taken efforts to explain the reason behind the creation of humans, and the probable existence of the knowledge of genetic engineering, millions of years ago.
The Earth Chronicles Expeditions
Year of Publication: 2004
This book is Zecharia Sitchin's autobiographical account of his various expeditions to the ancient and relatively modern archaeological sites in quest of the probable connection between humans and extraterrestrials. He presents compelling evidence to state that ancient myths are, in fact, recollections of real events of the past. The book also contains many photographs from the author's personal collection.
Journeys to the Mythical Past
Year of Publication: 2007
A continuation of the earlier volume, The Earth Chronicles Expeditions
, this book talks about some more investigations and discoveries of Sitchin, and how all these experiences inspired him to write his Earth Chronicles
. This autobiographical account takes us to several interesting places right from Egypt to the Vatican to the Alps and Malta, and attempts to list some mind-stirring facts.
The Earth Chronicles Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to the Seven Books of The Earth Chronicles
Year of Publication: 2009
This is an encyclopedic compilation that is meant to serve as a navigational tool for the entire Earth Chronicles
series. This is a must-have volume, especially if you are reading the series without any background knowledge.
There Were Giants Upon the Earth: Gods, Demigods & Human Ancestry: The Evidence of Alien DNA
Year of Publication: 2010
This volume attempts to present supporting evidence for the author's assertion in the Earth Chronicles
that the human DNA was genetically engineered by the aliens. In the light of ancient writings and artifacts, Sitchin not only tries to reveal the DNA source, but also to provide proof of alien presence on Earth millions of years ago.
The King Who Refused to Die: The Anunnaki and The Search for Immortality
Year of Publication: 2013
This is the last book authored by Zecharia Sitchin, which attempts to reconstruct the famous epic of Gilgamesh in the wake of his own findings. The novel tells a tale of ancient Sumerian ceremonies, love and betrayal, gods among men, travels from one planet to the other, and the age-old thirst of humans for immortality. The book was published after Sitchin's death.
Though all of Zecharia Sitchin's books are international bestsellers, it is worth pointing out that his research and ideas have been subject to some really serious criticisms. Most of his ideas have been completely dismissed by academics and scientists as pseudohistory and pseudoscience. Nevertheless, irrespective of whether they hold any truth or not, Sitchin's books are engaging reads which are sure to leave you dumbfounded.