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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

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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
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To: doug from upland
The author is on CoasttoCoastAM now.

The author is on... I'm not sure what the author is on.

21 posted on 10/09/2007 3:46:47 AM PDT by Luke Skyfreeper
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To: Grimmy
I need to make another run to the ammo store.

You're a FReeper and don't have enough ammo?? That does it, I'm reporting you to the AdminModerator.

22 posted on 10/09/2007 4:03:50 AM PDT by Hardastarboard (DemocraticUnderground.com is an internet hate site.)
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To: doug from upland
Graham Phillips argues persuasively that Earth encountered a massive comet 3,500 years ago

Dear Author,

I have some rather rare swamp land in Florida that is destined to become very valuable for a mere 100 per acre.

23 posted on 10/09/2007 4:09:01 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: doug from upland
He contends that debris in the comet’s tail contaminated the atmosphere with a chemical known to cause aggressive behavior

Did he say what the chemical was?

24 posted on 10/09/2007 4:21:08 AM PDT by knuthom
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To: knuthom
"Did he say what the chemical was?"

Probably dihydrogen monoxide--it has all sorts of bad properties, y'know. (Seriously--that was the first question I had on finishing reading the posted article).

25 posted on 10/09/2007 4:23:36 AM PDT by Wonder Warthog (The Hog of Steel-NRA)
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To: Wonder Warthog

Is this why we use the phrase “there must be something in the water” to explain odd behavior in groups?


26 posted on 10/09/2007 4:46:58 AM PDT by Clioman
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To: doug from upland
debris in the comet’s tail contaminated the atmosphere with a chemical known to cause aggressive behavior

Comet Tail: man's first real cold brewed beer

27 posted on 10/09/2007 4:51:19 AM PDT by beebuster2000 (choice is not not peace or war, but small war now, or big war later masquerading as peace now.)
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To: knuthom

Saltpeter. :)


28 posted on 10/09/2007 6:20:28 AM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: SunkenCiv

Ping.


29 posted on 10/09/2007 7:12:34 AM PDT by ConservativeMind
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30 posted on 10/09/2007 8:10:26 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Profile updated Friday, October 5, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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The End of Eden: The Comet That Changed Civilization The End of Eden:
The Comet That Changed Civilization

by Graham Phillips


31 posted on 10/09/2007 8:13:36 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Profile updated Friday, October 5, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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32 posted on 10/09/2007 8:14:51 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Profile updated Friday, October 5, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: doug from upland

“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.”

I guess we’ll have to take his word for the brightness and visibility but it is hard to do so when the current info shows that over three sightings and 190 years the maximum brightness has never been calculated to be any brighter than 1/150th that of the full moon.


33 posted on 10/09/2007 8:39:45 AM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: Grimmy
who was it that’s decided that everyone was so totally peaceful

And how could they tell? And this is the first I've heard of an "outbreak" of monotheism (not to mention any linkage between monotheism and warlike characteristics!). So how long did this "outbreak" last anyway before going back to poltheism?

34 posted on 10/09/2007 8:41:20 AM PDT by maryz
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35 posted on 10/09/2007 8:43:01 AM PDT by null and void (Lib-uh-rulz can't foresee even the clearest consequences to their actions...)
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To: Luke Skyfreeper
The author is on... I'm not sure what the author is on.

*ouch* That's gonna leave a mark...

36 posted on 10/09/2007 8:44:19 AM PDT by null and void (Lib-uh-rulz can't foresee even the clearest consequences to their actions...)
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To: Grimmy

Those are some beautiful toys.


37 posted on 10/09/2007 8:52:28 AM PDT by wastedyears (George Orwell was a clairvoyant.)
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To: SunkenCiv

"Sigh..."
38 posted on 10/09/2007 9:18:15 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: doug from upland
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.

And it's all been sweetness and light ever since, eh? Bwahaha!

39 posted on 10/09/2007 9:18:28 AM PDT by metesky ("Brethren, leave us go amongst them." Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond- The Searchers)
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To: damondonion
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.

Ya know? Maybe Velikovsky was close.

Let's look at Venus:

What is that thick atmosphere doing so close to the sun?
Why is the entire surface of Venus "young" (no cratering)?
and what's with that rilly rilly slow rotation?

The earth was hit by a Mars size rocky body that stripped off enough of our crust to form the moon, and allow us ocean basins and access to heavy metals.

Suppose Venus was struck by a large icy body, if the strike was a bit off center it could stop the planets rotation in it's tracks, shatter and roll over the crust, release vast clouds of volcanic gasses and dump enough cometary volatiles to form a thick bright atmosphere.

From the viewpoint of earth, Venus would go from being a medium bright star to being the most brilliant angry orange-red object in the sky.

If a lunar sized commet cut across our path on its way to an appointment with Venus, it would be the largest most dramatic display the human race has ever seen! As the coma grew it could easily appear 20 times bigger than the moon. And bright? Achingly bright, bigger than the sun, and nearly as bright. (or maybe even brighter, due to its size). The light would be cold, so cold, colder than Hillary's heart. and the tail would be scything towards us, to end in a sky aflame in meteors.

Clearly a single God swept by us and placed two flaming calls to war in our sky!

One as a relatively quick slap to get our attention, and a lasting burning flame to remind us.

None of that ‘Velikovsky was right’ stuff either. Hey! I mean it. ~ carumba

Sorry...

40 posted on 10/09/2007 9:21:37 AM PDT by null and void (Lib-uh-rulz can't foresee even the clearest consequences to their actions...)
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