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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: 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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To: Pikachu_Dad

It all makes for a great comet ‘tale’.


61 posted on 10/09/2007 2:22:34 PM PDT by MHGinTN (If you can read this, you've had life support. Defend life support for others in the womb.)
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To: MHGinTN

*groan*


62 posted on 10/09/2007 2:31:22 PM PDT by null and void (Lib-uh-rulz can't foresee even the clearest consequences to their actions...)
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To: MHGinTN

The fault dear Brutus, lies nor within the stars, but within the de-tales...


63 posted on 10/09/2007 2:32:26 PM PDT by null and void (Lib-uh-rulz can't foresee even the clearest consequences to their actions...)
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To: Grimmy
The kitty is protected by Potasium-Iodine-Titanium armor.

Yes. She has KITi armor...

64 posted on 10/09/2007 2:38:12 PM PDT by null and void (Lib-uh-rulz can't foresee even the clearest consequences to their actions...)
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To: null and void

Bwahahaha ... I cannot refute it else I be in de nile of it.


65 posted on 10/09/2007 2:41:55 PM PDT by MHGinTN (If you can read this, you've had life support. Defend life support for others in the womb.)
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To: null and void

The devil is always in de-tales.


66 posted on 10/09/2007 2:42:37 PM PDT by MHGinTN (If you can read this, you've had life support. Defend life support for others in the womb.)
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To: null and void

Well then, scorched earth option number 3.

http://nuclearweaponarchive.org/Usa/Tests/Storax.html

Zombie kitty will not get my brains! If I gotta go, I wont go alone.


67 posted on 10/09/2007 2:49:51 PM PDT by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
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To: Grimmy
Don ‘t be silly, That’s why there's Iodine in the KITi armor...
68 posted on 10/09/2007 3:03:08 PM PDT by null and void (Lib-uh-rulz can't foresee even the clearest consequences to their actions...)
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To: null and void

Humm...nuke proof zombie kitties.... I really don’t want my brain eaten so I have no option but to call in outside help.

http://www.indiadaily.com/editorial/13229.asp

I’d rather it be done by local work, but if you gotta outsource, might as well go way out for the source.


69 posted on 10/09/2007 3:10:50 PM PDT by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
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To: Grimmy

Rilly? And just where do suppose the kitty came from in the first place, hmmmmmmm?


70 posted on 10/09/2007 3:34:32 PM PDT by null and void (Lib-uh-rulz can't foresee even the clearest consequences to their actions...)
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To: doug from upland

I listened to a lot of the show early this am....pretty damn good. I think I will have to get the book.

I had no idea the Siberian explosion was a comet and/or that it exploded in the air above....makes a lot of sense.


71 posted on 10/09/2007 3:45:10 PM PDT by TheLion (How about "Comprehensive Immigration Enforcement," for a change)
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To: null and void

Muahahahaha! My plan worked! Evil Zombie Kitty’s place of origin has been pegged!

We can now continue to progress in developing specific counter measures without having to resort to extra-dimensional power sources!


72 posted on 10/09/2007 4:22:03 PM PDT by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
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To: Grimmy

Oooops...


73 posted on 10/09/2007 4:25:03 PM PDT by null and void (Lib-uh-rulz can't foresee even the clearest consequences to their actions...)
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To: null and void

Pinging Zombie Kitty!
Pinging Zombie Kitty!
Pinging Zombie Kitty!
Pinging Zombie Kitty!

Grimmy has narrowed your place of origin down to the whole universe!!!

Warning Warning Warning

Aaaahhhhooooogaaaah
Aaaahhhhooooogaaaah
Aaaahhhhooooogaaaah


74 posted on 10/09/2007 4:28:22 PM PDT by null and void (Lib-uh-rulz can't foresee even the clearest consequences to their actions...)
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To: carumba

Well, he was


75 posted on 10/09/2007 4:31:04 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Moveon is not us...... Moveon is the enemy)
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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.

Sounds like an interesting book.

76 posted on 10/09/2007 4:31:30 PM PDT by coconutt2000 (NO MORE PEACE FOR OIL!!! DOWN WITH TYRANTS, TERRORISTS, AND TIMIDCRATS!!!! (3-T's For World Peace))
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To: null and void

Wait a minit.

I thought you said Zombie Kitty was from the same planet we contact to get our spiffy new alien stuff?

Fess up. Was that just disinformation? I’m going to be so disappointed if the evil brain eater lied to me.

I guess we should go ahead and develop the extra-dimensional power sourced weapon systems. That’s gonna kick us over budget by at least $50.

Gonna have to raid the coffee mess for the extra cash. The night crew is not going to like that very much.


77 posted on 10/09/2007 4:33:35 PM PDT by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
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To: TheLion

Yes, it was probably a comet, although the difference between a comet and an asteroid is getting murky the more we know about these things. Whatever it was exploded high in the atmosphere above Siberia but the flash was seen in London so bright you could read a newspaper at midnight. As to the rest of the author’s conjectures, they are his and he is welcome to them.


78 posted on 10/09/2007 4:33:48 PM PDT by RightWhale (50 years later we're still sitting on the ground)
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To: Grimmy
*shrug* Cats lie. (Or was that sheep?)

Leave the night crew a pound of Paupua New Guinea, and all will be forgiven...

79 posted on 10/09/2007 4:37:11 PM PDT by null and void (Lib-uh-rulz can't foresee even the clearest consequences to their actions...)
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To: null and void

How about if I leave them a pound of regular dirt and just say it’s from Paupua New Guinea?


80 posted on 10/09/2007 4:43:52 PM PDT by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
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To: null and void
Yes. She has KITi armor...

I've shredded people for less...

Well done :-D

Cheers!

81 posted on 10/09/2007 4:58:49 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Grimmy

I wouldn’t...


82 posted on 10/09/2007 5:09:09 PM PDT by null and void (Lib-uh-rulz can't foresee even the clearest consequences to their actions...)
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To: Grimmy

That would be grounds for termination...


83 posted on 10/09/2007 5:09:41 PM PDT by null and void (Lib-uh-rulz can't foresee even the clearest consequences to their actions...)
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To: RightWhale

Did you ever read the book “The Fire Came By” about the incident in Siberia?

I’ve had it for years....guess it is time to re-read it.

The authors were John Baxter and Thomas Atkins....just went and pulled it off the shelf!


84 posted on 10/09/2007 6:54:01 PM PDT by TheLion (How about "Comprehensive Immigration Enforcement," for a change)
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To: TheLion; RightWhale

“The Fire Came By” is great!


85 posted on 10/09/2007 6:55:39 PM PDT by null and void (Lib-uh-rulz can't foresee even the clearest consequences to their actions...)
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To: null and void

I am going to start it again tomorrow. I haven’t read it since the late 70’s. Do you remember if they thought it was a comet in the book?


86 posted on 10/09/2007 6:59:12 PM PDT by TheLion (How about "Comprehensive Immigration Enforcement," for a change)
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To: TheLion

IIRC, that was a theory they favored, but like you, it’s been years, over a decade surely, since I listened to it.


87 posted on 10/09/2007 7:04:42 PM PDT by null and void (Lib-uh-rulz can't foresee even the clearest consequences to their actions...)
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To: MattinNJ

>>>Pleeease tell me what movie that’s from.

By now you’ve seen the other replies saying it’s “Night of the Comet” and the picture of the cheerleader. She is holding one of the MAC-10s her older sister had obtained to defend against the Comet Zombies. In target practice the MAC-10 jams, and exasperated the cheerleader puts older sister in her place: “DAHdee would have got us Uzis !”

It’s the delivery of the line that makes it great.


88 posted on 10/09/2007 7:08:13 PM PDT by tlb
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To: TheLion

...or was that an alien spacecraft, based on the way it maneuvered in the earth’s atmosphere...


89 posted on 10/09/2007 7:19:47 PM PDT by null and void (Lib-uh-rulz can't foresee even the clearest consequences to their actions...)
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To: Grimmy

Heck, what’s with the howitzer? My hub takes a moose at 1000+ yards with one shot to the shouler. The moose’s heart goes poof and the moose drops where he stands. Two families eat for a year....
Yea, I’ll brag about my mountainman...


90 posted on 10/09/2007 7:23:02 PM PDT by ArmyTeach (Our soldiers - my heroes)
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To: ArmyTeach

Well yeah, but rifles are soooo every day use.

Now, blowing stuff up with a cannon, that’s holiday type special.

Also, zombies tend to come in large groups in multiple waves. All the best movies say so.


91 posted on 10/09/2007 7:45:49 PM PDT by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
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To: Grimmy

Got it! ; >)


92 posted on 10/09/2007 7:58:09 PM PDT by ArmyTeach (Our soldiers - my heroes)
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To: BenLurkin

:’) KRONOS published a review of a book (title escapes me, the subtitle was “The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind”) which had as its core claim that what we regard as consciousness began about 3500 years ago.


93 posted on 10/09/2007 9:32:54 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Profile updated Friday, October 5, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

I liked how the power to the traffic signals was still on at the end of the movie.

(I beleive I used to work right next to where that scene was shot. Walked over that same crosswalk to get lunch many times)


94 posted on 10/09/2007 9:34:29 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: blam

Other than there having been just one ancient, historic eruption of Thera, around 200 BC... ;’)


95 posted on 10/09/2007 9:36:12 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Profile updated Friday, October 5, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Catherine Mary Stewart (and behind her what was at that time the headquarters of Security Pacific National Bank)
96 posted on 10/09/2007 9:41:27 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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Union Bank Building on the right, the then relatively new and exciting Bonaventure Hotel (had a great nightclub called 'Fantasia" -- very 80s) and behind it the old Wells Fargo Building (better know as the :LA Law building")
97 posted on 10/09/2007 9:45:31 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: blam; All

The Santorini/Thera volcano was about 1626 BC, so it was too early. However, Etna blew a big one at 1500 BC plus or minus 50 years. Personally, I think the pillar of fire by night and smoke by day was volcanic in nature. Note the recent eruption in the Red Sea. A lot more work has to be done on Middle East volcanism, dates, etc.


98 posted on 10/09/2007 9:53:47 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: BenLurkin

Wow, did I have a crush on CMS. I didn’t tell Kelli Maroney that. :-P


99 posted on 10/09/2007 9:54:22 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~ (Backup tag: "Live Fred or Die"))
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To: BenLurkin

Although I’ve never been in L.A. (my trip there was rerouted because we were due to arrive there the day after the Rodney King riots 15 years ago), I know a lot of the landmarks. I always remember the Bonaventure from the opening credits of “It’s a Living” (where it was set in the upper-floor restaurant).


100 posted on 10/09/2007 9:58:15 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~ (Backup tag: "Live Fred or Die"))
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