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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

Editorial Reviews

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

Thought I was listening to Graham Hancock at first. Graham Phillips is in a good pocket of investigation of off-beat, nearly unprovable hypotheses. He makes the short list.


41 posted on 10/09/2007 9:22:46 AM PDT by RightWhale (50 years later we're still sitting on the ground)
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To: tlb
“DAHdee would have got us Uzis !”, one of the best though under-appreciated lines of moviedom!

Ugghhh. You're killing me. FR is one of the few sites that aren't blocked at work so I can't look up the quote. Pleeease tell me what movie that's from.

42 posted on 10/09/2007 9:25:01 AM PDT by MattinNJ (I'm pulling for Fred Thompson and Duncan Hunter-...but I'd vote for Rudy against Hillary)
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To: knuthom
Did he say what the chemical was?

Yes. I forget, but it is a hormone or neurotransmitter. Eating or breathing it wouldn't do anything but it is worth thinking about these things because obviously our ancestors were doing something back then and we don't have much of a clue what.

43 posted on 10/09/2007 9:25:51 AM PDT by RightWhale (50 years later we're still sitting on the ground)
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To: doug from upland; SunkenCiv
Moses' Comet

"There may be veiled references to comets in the biblical narrative, leading to the possibility that the Santorini eruption itself may have been triggered by a bolide (comet or asteroid) impact. David Levy, co-discoverer of the comet that bears his and Jean Shoemaker's names, has argued that the description of the “angel of the Lord in the sky over Jerusalem with a drawn sword” (1 Chronicles 21) could be a reference to a comet."
"The Angel of the Lord was, of course, also present at the Exodus, as it was “traveling in front of Israel's army.” Further, there are indications that as the Israelites left Egypt, the night was as bright as midday.

44 posted on 10/09/2007 9:34:36 AM PDT by blam (Secure the border and enforce the law)
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To: doug from upland

http://cometography.com/pcomets/012p.html

“Pons described it as a small, ill-defined nebulosity...”

Sorta like Democrats?


45 posted on 10/09/2007 9:42:00 AM PDT by Squidpup ("Fight the Good Fight")
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To: RightWhale; Black Agnes
The Cold Snap That Civilised The World
46 posted on 10/09/2007 9:47:54 AM PDT by blam (Secure the border and enforce the law)
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To: Wonder Warthog
Trying to fool people again, I see! :^)

Carolyn

47 posted on 10/09/2007 9:54:04 AM PDT by CDHart ("It's too late to work within the system and too early to shoot the b@#$%^&s."--Claire Wolfe)
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To: blam

I posted over on the thread

The Cold Snap That Civilised The World

some evidence for some chevron dunes associated with a comet strike off madagascar about 5000 years ago.


48 posted on 10/09/2007 10:16:46 AM PDT by ckilmer
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To: CDHart
"Trying to fool people again, I see! :^)"

That's me---always trying to lead folks astray.

49 posted on 10/09/2007 10:17:28 AM PDT by Wonder Warthog (The Hog of Steel-NRA)
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To: null and void
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.

Would've got my attention, that's for sure.

50 posted on 10/09/2007 10:49:02 AM PDT by scan59 (Let consumers dictate market policies. Government just gets in the way.)
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To: Grimmy
Just out of curiosity, who was it that’s decided that everyone was so totally peaceful prior to the date of this “fire in the sky” event?

That was my question. It seems so counter-intuitive that I would like to see the evidence. Frankly, my own opinion is that killing technology just got better, and mankind enthusiatically adopted the new methods.

51 posted on 10/09/2007 11:43:25 AM PDT by chesley (Where's the omelet? -- Orwell)
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To: tlb; Ruy Dias de Bivar; darkangel82; JohnnyZ; Clemenza; MattinNJ

"DAHdee would have got us Uzis !"

(Full disclosure: I've actually spoken to Miss Maroney) ;-D

52 posted on 10/09/2007 11:57:14 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~ (Backup tag: "Live Fred or Die"))
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To: MattinNJ

“Night of the Comet”, of course. ;-) ‘80s cult classic.


53 posted on 10/09/2007 11:57:54 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~ (Backup tag: "Live Fred or Die"))
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To: knuthom

Beer


54 posted on 10/09/2007 12:02:35 PM PDT by colonialhk (Power and Money,the new mantra of the left!)
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To: doug from upland
Hmmmm....
55 posted on 10/09/2007 12:50:37 PM PDT by Ciexyz
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To: fieldmarshaldj

“Night of the Comet”, of course. ;-) ‘80s cult classic.

Interesting how there is never a bunch of stinking bodies left around in a movie like this.


56 posted on 10/09/2007 1:03:25 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (("democrat" 'one who panders to the crude and mindless whims of the masses.'))
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To: damondonion
The SOHO satellite has recorded a number of comets getting sucked in, well attracted by gravitational pull into the Sun.

And, of course, the HST watched the fragmented SL-9 disrupting Jupiter's atmosphere as it fell into the planet.

I think the Discovery Channel just had a Tunguska piece, and one of the 160+ theories was that it was a "dead" comet that exploded over Siberia.

So, maybe 12P/Pons-Brooks "died", and for all practical purposes, became a 'roid with a large orbit?

57 posted on 10/09/2007 1:40:50 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
Probably not in the budget....

I read the Skiffy usenet group, and they were really going after the latest incarnation of "Flash Gordon" on the production details.
(Then they started in on the writing, acting, etc.)

58 posted on 10/09/2007 1:46:44 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: null and void

Noooooooo (deep breath) ooooooooooo!

Now I’m skert. I need an anti-zombie kitty defense system!
http://www.powerlabs.org/railgun.htm
Betcha that’d get zombie kitty real good!


59 posted on 10/09/2007 2:13:00 PM PDT by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
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To: Hardastarboard

I have plenty ammo for invasions by commie bastages, heathen hoards, and the ol’ Genghis Khan, just in case the some secret lab is working at reborning that particular Mongol.

If I don’t want to dip into stock reserved for those particulars, I need to expand capacity a little bit.


60 posted on 10/09/2007 2:18:42 PM PDT by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
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