I have discovered the secrets of the pyramids, and have found out how the Egyptians and the ancient builders in Peru, Yucatan, and Asia, with only primitive tools, raised and set in place blocks of stone weighing many tons!   -- Edward Leedskalnin



In this section of our website we present Popular Authors and books dealing with alternative theories, esoteric subjects, mysticism, alchemy, aliens, Atlantis, ancient astronauts, parapsychology and more. 

Who is Who

There are many authors presenting "alternative theories" about our past, present and future. 
Some are scientists, others, like Erich von Däniken, are amateur enthusiasts. 
Use a brief summary below to find who are the authors listed on our menu. 
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Alan Alford

Alan F. Alford is an independent researcher and author, who is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading authorities on ancient mythology, mysticism and the origin of world religions. His interests also encompass ancient wisdom, archaeological anomalies, the origins of Homo sapiens, and the nature of consciousness. 

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Official Website: http://www.eridu.co.uk 

Zecharia Sitchin

Zecharia Sitchin's key ideas are based on the assumption that ancient myths are not myths but historical and scientific texts. According to Sitchin, ancient Sumerian clay tablets reveal that gods from another planet (Niburu, which orbits our Sun every 3,600 years) arrived on Earth some 450,000 years ago and created humans by genetic engineering of female apes. 

Erich von Däniken

Erich von Däniken is the author of several popular books promoting the idea that 'ancient astronauts', who visited our planet in the past, are responsible for the most ancient civilizations on earth. Von Däniken claims that the myths, arts, technology, social organizations, etc., of ancient cultures were introduced by visitors from outer space.

Graham Hancock

Graham Hancockd has become recognized as an unconventional thinker who raises legitimate questions about humanity's history and prehistory and offers an increasingly popular challenge to the entrenched views of orthodox scholars.

Robert Bauval

Robert Bauval is co-author of books regarding pyramids of Egypt. He is best known for his idea that the three Belt Stars in Constellation of  Orion are aligned in exactly the same way as the three pyramids! Most researches on the subject agreed that the alignment, though unusual, was no accident, given the precise mathematical knowledge that the Egyptians had.

John Anthony West

John Anthony West is the leading authority and proponent of the 'Symbolist' school of Egyptology, an alternative interpretation of ancient Egyptian culture advanced by the French scholar and philosopher, R.A. Schwaller de Lubicz (1891-1962). In the Symbolist view, Egyptian architecture and art disclose a richer and more universal wisdom than conventional Egyptology has assumed. His findings provide the first hard evidence that an earlier age of civilization preceded the known development of civilization in the Nile valley. John Anthony West also presents compelling new evidence that proves the astrological premise: that correlations exist between events in the sky and on earth, and that correspondences exist between the human personality and the positions of the planets at birth.

David Hatcher Childress

David Hatcher Childress is the author of 15 books.  He has appeared in numerous documentaries about Atlantis, ancient mysteries and UFOs, including The Mysterious Origins of Man, with Charlton Heston, and The Search For Atlantis, with Richard Crenna. He also appears regularly on national and international radio programs. 

Joseph Davidovits

Professor Joseph Davidovits is international renown French scientist, world expert in modern and ancient cements, geosynthesis and man-made rocks. He is inventor of geopolymers and the chemistry of geopolymerization.
Professor Joseph Davidovits proposes a stunning theory of pyramid construction that is based on scientific, historical, and linguistic studies. The theory claims that the Egyptian pyramids were constructed using agglomerated stone (limestone cast like concrete), rather than carved and dragged blocks of natural limestone.

Hoimar von Ditfurth

Hoimar von Ditfurth is a German scientist. In his books he explores how we and our planet are made of the same raw material as the stars and the implications for intelligent life lurking in the universe. He proposes evolution as a biological means for the creation of life in its present form. He uses idea of evolution to explain the creation of the cosmos and to speculate beyond our present knowledge of the universe.

Martin Gray

Martin Gray is a photographer, anthropologist. He spent sixteen years traveling as a wandering pilgrim to over 1000 sacred sites in more than 80 countries around the world. Traveling mostly by bicycle and living as a monk at hundreds of temples, monasteries and sacred mountains, he conducted exhaustive mythological and anthropological study and extensive photographic documentation of the sites.

Rich Anders

Rich Anders was borne and raised in Austria. He attended Rollins College in Florida and graduated from the University of Vienna. Rich Anders spent 15 years in various executive positions. Then he visited the Virgin Islands and stayed. The Caribbean proved to be the right setting for writing this books.

The writing style employed by Anders embraces an eclectic spread of physical and spiritual principles, ultimately shedding an unforgettable viewpoint on the essence of God, the Devil, creation, and existence. His books are recommended reading for students of religion, spirituality, cosmology, and metaphysics.    

Edgar Cayce

Edgar Cayce throughout his life displayed one of the most remarkable psychic talents of all time. For forty-three years of his adult life, he demonstrated the uncanny ability to put himself into a self-induced sleep. In this state of relaxation and meditation he could place his mind in contact with all time and space. 
Edgar Cayce promoted the importance of comparative study among belief systems all over the world. The underlying principle of his readings is the oneness of all life, tolerance for all people, and a compassion and understanding for every major religion in the world.

Madame Blavatsky

Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (1831-1891) is the pioneer esotericist of our age.
Endowed from childhood with remarkable psychic powers she first introduced knowledge of eastern religions to the West - including the ideas of karma and reincarnation. She also launched the Theosophical Movement calling her message Theosophy. Madame Blavatsky proposed that all major religions are derived from one original religious philosophy. She also promoted Universal Brotherhood without regard to race, creed, sex, caste, or color.

Robert Bruce Baird

History is largely propaganda and a web of journalistic intrigue written to benefit those who have been in charge. They won the wars they generated through their NEEDS, and usurped the knowledge of sincere adepts, like Jesus and Buddha. Many scholars know that and it still goes on today; but the reasons for this social engineering and priestly manipulation or economic intrigues are known by few if any.      - R.B. Baird

"The Collective Works" CD-ROM  is a collection of 21 books written by Robert Bruce Baird, including an encyclopedia.

These books cover many topics:

  • Ancient esoteric societies and true history

  • Free energy alternatives and related concepts that go back
    to the Great Pyramid and beyond

  • Alchemy/Hermeticism

  • The Druids, Hibernians, BEES, Cathars, Templars, NWO, Bilderbergs and Rising Roman Empire of the Hapsburg/Rothschild continuum including the De Medicis agent St. Germain and Hitler. The Hegelian Dialectic or noble hierarchy since Plato includes the likes of St. Bernard and St. Columba.

  • Pre-Columbian Brotherhood in America, cell diffusion history such as Professors like Fell, Covey, Bernal, Scherz and others have started to prepare people to understand.

  • The Cycle of Violence in family and society. War on Women and abortion of the soul.

Find out more about R.B. Baird >>

Popular Science and Astronomy Experts

Popular Books

ALLAN, D.S., Delair, J.B. When the Earth Nearly Died Compelling Evidence of a World Cataclysm in 11,500 Years Ago. Gill and Macmillan, 1994. 

BAIRD, Robert Bruce.  Robert Bruce Baird "The Collective Works" CD, 2004

BAUVAL, Robert and Gilbert, Adrian. The Orion Mystery: Unlocking the Secrets of the Pyramids. New York: Crown, 1995. Guest appearance by Rudolph Gatenbrink.

BRAMLEY, William. The Gods of Eden. Avon, 1993.  Theorizes that extraterrestrial visitors have conspired to dominate humankind since beginning of time.

CAYCE, Edgar. On Atlantis. New York: Warner Books, 1996. 

CHILDRESS, David Hatcher, editor. Anti-Gravity and the Unified Field (Lost Science Series). Adventures Unlimited Press, 1990.

CHILDRESS, David Hatcher. Anti-Gravity and the World Grid. Adventures Unlimited Press, 1987.

CORLISS, William. Ancient Man: A Handbook of Puzzling Artifacts. Sourcebook Project 1977.

CREMO, Michael A. and Thompson, Richard L. Forbidden Archaeology: The Hidden History of the Human Race. Torchlight Publications, 1994.

DOUG YURCHEY. Doug Yurchey is a writer, artist and inventor. He has studied ancient mysteries for 30 years and was married to a trans-channel. He has lectured at Carnegie Mellon University and California State at Northridge. For two years a background artist with the Simpsons TV Show, Doug Yurchey now promotes his unique theories.  

DROSNIN, Michael. The Bible Code.New York: Simon & Schuster, 1998.

EVANS, Margaret
The Sixth World foretells of 2012 Mayan revival (novel).  Author's website: www.thesixthworld.com

FLEM-ATH, Rand. When the Sky Fell: In Search of Atlantis. St. Martin's Mass Market Paperback, 1997.

FRANK JOSEPH, The Destruction of Atlantis: Compelling Evidence of the Sudden Fall of the Legendary Civilization ,30 May, 2002

GILBERT, Adrian and Cotterell, Maurice. The Mayan Prophecies. Element Books, 1995.

JONATHAN GRAY, international explorer, archaeologist and author, has traveled the world to gather data on ancient mysteries. He has penetrated some largely unexplored areas, including parts of the Amazon headwaters. The author has also led expeditions to the bottom of the sea and to remote mountain and desert regions of the world. He lectures internationally.

"Dead Men's Secrets" by Jonathan Gray is 373 pages of discovering ancient technology and lost secrets. 
Do not miss his new books that followed "Dead Men's Secrets":

Book 1 – "The Killing Of... PARADISE PLANET"  lays out stunning evidence of a once-global paradise, 
with a temperature-controlled climate, idyllic landscape and long-lived human giants… but a super culture 
ready to wipe itself out. The world BEFORE the Great Flood of 2345 BC

Book 2 – "SURPRISE WITNESS"  shows what happened DURING that great Deluge - the cosmic calamity that ripped the Earth to shreds and wiped out the original Mother Civilization. Not only were the antedeluvian people buried, but their technological achievements were destroyed, including all form of machinery and construction. The skeptic may shout himself hoarse. But this event surely happened. 
We have evidence that is more substantial than for any other event of history.

Book 3 – "The Corpse CAME BACK!" Now comes the fast moving, fascinating story of the settling down 
of Planet Earth AFTER the Flood, and its effect upon human history.

To order visit this page: Jonathan Gray

HALL, Manly. Secret Teaching of All Ages: An Encyclopedic Outline of Masonic, Hermetic, Qabbalistic, and Rosiccucian Symbolical Philosophy. Philosophical Research Society, 1977.

HANCOCK, Graham. Fingerprints of the Gods. New York: Crown Publishing, 1996.

HANCOCK, Graham. Heaven's Mirror: Quest for the Lost Civilization. Crown Publishing, 1998.

HAPGOOD, Charles H. Maps of the Ancient Sea Kings: Evidence of Advanced Civilization in the Ice Age. Adventures Unlimited Press, 1997.

HAWASS, Zahi. The Secrets of the Sphinx: Restoration Past and Present. American University of Cairo Press
Zahi's little book is a good summary of classical Sphinx information and includes an extensive, careful and refreshingly uninflammatory rebuttal of our geological work. This is a useful summary. By setting out the orthodox game plan as it were, we are able to better plan our own campaign of rebuttal.

LAVIOLETTE, Paul. Beyond the Big Bang: Ancient Myth and the Science of Continuous Creation. Inner Tradition International, Ltd., 1995. 
A systems theorist, astronomer and mathematician, Laviolette does a very good job exposing another reigning scientific superstition, The Big Bang, and then goes on to show how cutting edge contemporary cosmology finds its reflected image in the symbolism of ancient mythology, in particular that of the tarot and astrology.

LAVIOLETTE, Paul. Earth Under Fire: Humanity's Survival of the Apocalypse. 
New York: Starlane Publications, 1997.
Laviolette provides still another explanation for the ancient cataclysm scenario; (one that did not find it's way into Schoch's book.) Intriguing, solidly researched and presented, but perhaps even more difficult to 'prove' than the competing scenarios.

LEHNER, Mark The Complete Pyramids: Solving the Ancient Mysteries, Thames & Hudson.
Mark Lehner's 'solution' for the geological questions surrounding the age of the Sphinx is to fail to mention them at all; other thorny questions (building techniques, astronomical considerations, Frank Domingo's forensic work) are handled with commensurate aplomb and meticulousness. There is, nevertheless, enough useful information along with excellent diagrams and photos to make this otherwise woefully incomplete Complete book worth owning.

MILTON, Richard. Shattering the Myths of Darwinism. Inner Tradition International, Ltd., 1990.
Science writer Milton adroitly hammers still more nails into the coffin of the superstition that refuses to die: Darwinian evolution, The Cargo Cult of the West (that is to say, Evolution as an accidental process). Because this theory, (the only one in the world less scientific than the Immaculate Conception), is absolutely central and essential to the catechism of the Church of Progress, the overwhelming evidence already accumulated against it cannot be accepted by the academic/scientific Vatican. But it is important for people with their rational and emotional faculties functioning more or less normally to understand that evidence. Milton's book both summarizes the evidence and adds many new angles and pieces along the line. Again, the level of scientific/academic vituperation greeting Milton's book comes close to proof that something about it must be right.

PYE, Lloyd. www.lloydpye.com , http://www.starchildproject.com/
Lloyd Pye wrote a book "Everything You Know Is Wrong."

RALLS, Karen. www.ancientquest.com

Dr. Karen Ralls, ancient and medieval historian and Celtic scholar, has a growing reputation for making the academic accessible, and bringing a clear and sound basis to the experiential. Her website includes extensive material in that vein, complementary to her books, together with details of
workshops and tours.
She is author of The Templars and the Grail (Quest Books, 2003), 
Music and the Celtic Otherworld (Edinburgh University Press / St. Martin's Press NY, 2000), The Quest for the Celtic Key (Luath Press, 2002; co-authored with I. Robertson) and Indigenous Religious Musics (Ashgate, 2001).

RAYMOND, Andrew. Secrets of the Sphinx: Mysteries of the Ages Revealed! 
UNI Productions, 1995.

SETTEGAST, MARY. Plato Prehistorian: Reconstructs the Mediterranean world from 10,000-5000 B.C.  Lindisfarne Press, 1990.

SCHOCH, Robert. Voices of the Rocks: A Scientist Looks at Catastrophes & Ancient Civilizations, Harmony Books
Schoch's state-of-the art statement on contemporary 'catastrophe' theories. See above.
Visit Schoch's web site: www.robertschoch.topcities.com

SITCHIN, Zacharia. Earth Chronicles, 6 Vols.  
For greatest comprehension, it is suggested that these books be read in order of publication and with a very open mind. The ideas are intriguing even if academic-level proof is lacking. 

Order the first book of the Earth Chronicles, The Twelfth Planet (Bear & Co., 1991) Sitchen's first book in his series on humanity's extraterrestrial forefathers. 

Order the second book,  The Stairway to Heaven (Avon, 1996)
Sitchen takes us to the legendary Land of the Gods, and provides revelations about the Great Pyramids, the Sphinx, and other mysterious monuments whose true meanings and purposes have been lost. 

Order the third book, The Wars of Gods and Men (Avon, 1995)
Sitchen investigates the origins of Giza, Baalbek, Jerusalem, and other mysterious sites; time-wise, beginning with the earliest recorded times on earth going through the time of the old testament. Find out who Abraham "really" was.

Order the fourth book,  The Lost Realms (Avon, 1996)
Sitchin again turns to ancient sources for proof supporting his theories that millennia ago alien visitors shaped our destiny. 

Order the fifth book, Genesis Revsited (Avon, 1995)
A re-evaluation of the Bible's book of Genesis. 

Order the fifth book, The Cosmic Code (Avon, 1998)
Many thousands of years ago, extraordinary beings guided the evolution of life on earth, determining the very nature of humankind we know today.

SULLIVAN William. The Secret of the Incas: Myth, Astronomy and the War Against Time. Crown Publishing, 1997. 
A compelling case for the commanding role played by astrological interpretation of astronomical events in the formulation of Inca mythology. The virulence of the attack launched against this book by classical archaeologists is a good indication of both its validity and its importance. Again, we see that myth is not a consequence of the maundering 'primitive' mind, but rather profound cosmology couched in literary terminology.

TEMPLE, Robert K.G. The Sirius Mystery. Inner Traditions International Ltd., 1987.
Tracing the traditions of four African tribes back 5000 years to the ancient Mediterranean cultures of Sumer and Egypt, Temple theorizes that these cultures possessed great knowledge, much of which they claimed was given them by visitors from Sirius.

TOMPKINS, Peter and Stecchini, Livio Catullo. Secrets of the Great Pyramid. Budget Book Service, 1997. 
Stecchini has discussed the hawk-headed man holding a spear pointed at the great bear, as indicating the meridian through the pole of the ecliptic. In this book, are accounts of the discoveries made about the Great Pyramid of Cheops, including recent assertions that the structure was used as a geometric tool to reflect the outside world.

URANTIA BOOK. The Urantia Book, Urantia Foundation, 1996. 
This holy book is a synthesis of science, philosophy, and truth; of reason, wisdom, and faith; of past, present, and future. The book claims to be a revelation to our world from those who govern the universe. 

VON DANIKEN, Erich. The Eyes of the Sphinx: The Newest Evidence of Extraterrestrial Contact in Ancient Egypt. Berkley Publishing Group, 1996.
The author reveals more evidence of extraterrestrial contact with Earth. From undiscovered passageways to the world's first robot to ancient flying ships.

WILSON, Colin. From Atlantis to the Sphinx. Fromm International, 1997. From Atlantis to the Sphinx
Were the pyramids built by a highly-advanced archaic civilization? Recent discoveries of ancient water damage to the Sphinx have thrown the scientific world into a tizzy with the suggestion that Egypt's legendary monuments might be thousands of years older than previously believed. Colin Wilson delves into these new findings and takes readers on a grand tour of the knowledge amassed by researchers over the centuries.



Hamlet's Mill: An Essay Investigating
 the Origins of Human Knowledge and Its Transmission Through Myth

Hamlet's Mill

Ever since the Greeks coined the language we commonly use for scientific description, mythology and science have developed separately. 
But what came before the Greeks? 
What if we could prove that all myths have one common origin in 
a celestial cosmology? 
What if the gods, the places they lived, and what they did are but ciphers for celestial activity, a language for the perpetuation of complex astronomical data?


Drawing on scientific data, historical and literary sources, the authors argue that our myths are the remains of a preliterate astronomy, an exacting science whose power and accuracy were suppressed and then forgotten by an emergent Greco-Roman world view.  This is a truly seminal and original thesis, a book that should be read by anyone interested in science, myth, and the interactions between the two.

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Hidden History: 
Lost Civilizations, 
Secret Knowledge 
and Ancient Mysteries

Hidden History: 
Lost Civilizations, Secret Knowledge and Ancient Mysteries

The mysterious architecture and artifacts, and the enigmatic characters from ancient history are the special focus of renowned European archaeologist, Brian Haughton. 



His new book, Hidden History: Lost Civilizations, Secret Knowledge and Ancient Mysteries, quenches our thirst for insight into ancient times.  

Read an article by Brian Haughton >>

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Serpent in the Sky
John Anthony West
In Search of the Cradle of Civilisation
In Search of the Cradle of Civilisation
Feuerstein, Kak & Frawley
Awakening Osiris
Awakening Osiris  
Normandi Ellis

Technology of the Gods

David Hatcher Childress
The Orion Mystery
The Orion Mystery

Robert Bauval & Adrian Gilbert  
The Secret of the Incas
The Secret of the Incas

William Sullivan
The Secret of the Incas
The Yahweh Encounters: 
Bible Astronauts, 
Ark Radiations 
and Temple Electronics

Ann Madden Jones

The Destruction of Atlantis: 
Compelling Evidence of 
the Sudden Fall of the First Great Civilization
Frank Joseph, Zecharia Sitchin  

Children of Ezekiel: 
Aliens, Ufos, the Crisis of Race,
and the Advent 
of End Time

Michael Lieb
Secrets of the Great Pyramid
Secrets of the Great Pyramid
Peter Tompkins  

Vedic Physics

Raja Ram Mohan Roy, Ph.D.
Maya Cosmogenesis 2012
Maya Cosmogenesis 2012

John Major Jenkins  

God's Ultimate Task: Re-Creating the Universe in a Positive Dimension
Rich Anders

The End of the World
 - Then What:Before the 
Imminent End Mankind's 
Future Is Revealed

Rich Anders

Planet of the Greeks: 
The Great Time Warp of History
Meres J. Weche. 

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Popular Authors dealing with alternative theories, esoteric subjects, mysticism, alchemy, aliens, Atlantis, ancient astronauts, parapsychology: 
Edgar Cayce, Madame Blavatsky, Alford, Sitchin, von Däniken, Hancock, Bauval, West, Childress, Davidovits, von Ditfurth, Gray, Anders, and many more...