Laird Scranton

Laird Scranton is an independent software designer who became interested in Dogon mythology and symbolism in the early 1990s. He has studied ancient myth, language, and cosmology since 1997 and has been a lecturer at Colgate University. He also appears in John Anthony West’s Magical Egypt DVD series. He lives in Albany, New York.

Books By Laird Scranton

  1. China’s Cosmological Prehistory

    China’s Cosmological Prehistory

    By Laird Scranton

    Laird Scranton investigates the myths, symbols, and traditions of prehistoric China, finding fundamental similarities between Chinese cosmology and that of other creation traditions. These cultural symbols reveal that there was a sophisticated scientific understanding in ancient times that has a direct correlation to our modern scientific discoveries, and suggests that the cosmology of all ancient cultures arose from a single now-lost source.
  2. Point of Origin

    Point of Origin

    By Laird Scranton

    Why do the Dogon of Africa and the cultures of ancient Egypt, India, Tibet, and China share strikingly similar myths and sacred symbols? Laird Scranton makes the case that the archaeological complex at Gobekli Tepe is the definitive point of origin from which all the great civilizations of the past inherited their cosmology, esoteric teachings, and civilizing skills.
  3. The Velikovsky Heresies

    The Velikovsky Heresies

    By Laird Scranton

    Worlds in Collision introduced the theory that Venus began as a brilliant comet ejected by Jupiter around 1600 BCE. Laird Scranton presents evidence from recent space probe missions and ancient texts that uphold Velikovsky’s controversial theories.
  4. The Cosmological Origins of Myth and Symbol
    Do ancient systems of myth and symbol descend from one common cosmological plan? Laird Scranton identifies the signature attributes of a theoretic ancient parent cosmology and makes the case that cosmology may have engendered civilization, not the other way around.
  5. Sacred Symbols of the Dogon

    Sacred Symbols of the Dogon

    By Laird Scranton

    Using Dogon symbols as a “Rosetta stone,” Laird Scranton reveals references within the ancient Egyptian language that correlate to a wide range of modern scientific components of matter. The author’s findings provide an entirely new understanding of Egyptian hieroglyphs--that they were scientific symbols based on Dogon cosmological drawings.
  6. The Science of the Dogon

    The Science of the Dogon

    By Laird Scranton

    The myths of the Dogon people of Mali, West Africa, bear a striking resemblance to modern scientific definitions of matter. Scranton’s  comparison of Dogon descriptions to scientific models from authors like Stephen Hawking and Brian Greene, also reveals similarities between Dogon symbols and those of the Egyptian and Hebrew religions.
  7. The Mystery of Skara Brae

    The Mystery of Skara Brae

    By Laird Scranton

    Laird Scranton reveals the striking similarities between Skara Brae, a Neolithic farming village on Orkney Island and the traditions of pre-dynastic ancient Egypt as preserved by the Dogon people of Mali. He examines the similarities between Skara Brae and Gobekli Tepe and how Skara Brae may have been a secondary center of learning for the ancient world.
  8. The Great Pyramid Hoax

    The Great Pyramid Hoax

    By Scott Creighton

    Scott Creighton reveals how the only hard evidence that dates the Great Pyramid--the quarry marks discovered by Colonel Vyse in 1837--was forged. Creighton’s study strikes down one of the most fundamental assertions of orthodox Egyptologists and reopens long-standing questions about the Great Pyramid’s true age, who really built it, and why.
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    Decoding Maori Cosmology

    Decoding Maori Cosmology

    By Laird Scranton

    Revealing Maori culture as centuries older than generally accepted, Laird Scranton shows how the same cosmological concepts and linguistic roots that began at Gobekli Tepe are also evident in Maori cosmology and language, with similarities to Dogon and Egyptian languages and biblical and Hindu traditions.

Interview with author Laird Scranton about his latest book, Point of Origin.