Zecharia Sitchin & the End of Days
By LESLEY CROSSINGHAM—
Sometimes it is difficult not to be cynical about the ‘apocalypse-de-jour’ that tends to sweep through our world every few years. Who can forget the Y2K fever that produced some rather amusing TV commercials in late 1999? Whilst this can be entertaining there is a more serious side to the legendary ‘End of Days’.
The belief that we are all headed towards some kind of apocalypse or final battle between good and evil is a widely held view, not only by fundamentalist factions, but by all believers of Western religions. Christianity, Judaism and Islam all have prophecies describing a final judgment and the return, or the first appearance, of a messiah-like figure.
Where did this predilection for ‘Judgment and Disaster’ from on high come from?
For Zecharia Sitchin (1920-2010, pictured above), author of the famous Earth Chronicles, a series of seven books that tracks the interaction by an alien species on our planet in ancient times, this question along with a myriad of unexplained phenomena, has been the driving force of his life-work.
He believes that the fascination, particularly with the mysterious Mayan calendar which ends on December 21, 2012, is simply a reflection of a pattern deliberately laid deep within our collective psyche by visitors from another planet. In his latest book, aptly named The End of Days, Armageddon and the Prophecies of the Return, Sitchin addresses these and other questions.
According to Sitchin, a planet called Nibiru known as the 12th planet had a catastrophic collision with Tiamat, a planet in our solar system that used to be between Mars and Jupiter. The enormous collision formed the planet Earth, the asteroid belt, and the Moon. Nibiru is the home-planet of a technologically advanced human-like alien race, the Anunnaki, which means ‘those who came from heaven to earth’ of the Sumerian myth. It is the farther-most planet of our solar system, and only comes into view on earth every 3,600 years or so. In his books, Sitchin claims the Anunnaki came in search of gold particles they used to preserve their planet’s atmosphere. They subsequently genetically engineered our species as slave workers to work in their gold mines.
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