Divine Encounters

A Guide to Visions, Angels, and Other Emissaries
By (author) Zecharia Sitchin

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Divine Encounters
A Guide to Visions, Angels, and Other Emissaries
By (author) Zecharia Sitchin

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Pages : 400

Book Size : 6 x 9

ISBN-13 : 9781879181885

Imprint : Bear & Company

On Sale Date : March 01, 2002

Format : Hardcover Book

Illustrations : 115 b&w illustrations

Divine Encounters draws on basic Judeo-Christian texts to analyze the creation myths, paralleling Biblical stories to the myths of Sumer and Mesopotamia, in order to show that humanity did not evolve without assistance.
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About Divine Encounters

Explains the links between the Bible and ancient Sumerian texts, probing the age-old question of the relationship between humanity and its creators.

• Challenges scientific maxims of the basis of human life.

• Draws fascinating parallels between the leaders of the Anunnaki (from the 12th planet) and Yahweh.

• A comprehensive new look at the history of man.

• First time available in hardcover.

In Divine Encounters Zecharia Sitchin draws on basic Judeo-Christian texts to analyze the creation myths, paralleling Biblical stories to the myths of Sumer and Mesopotamia in order to show that humanity did not evolve without assistance. Sitchin daringly hypothesizes instead that Enki, one of the leaders of the Anunnaki from the 12th planet, created humanity as a "primitive worker." Furthermore, Sitchin suggests that the extraterrestrial encounters of today demonstrate the continued interest of the Anunnaki in the Earthlings they created.
Excerpt

Book Excerpt

Divine Encounters are the ultimate human experience--the maximal, the utmost possible when alive, as when Moses encountered the Lord upon Mount Sinai; and the final, terminal, and conclusive, as that of Egyptian Pharaohs who at death assumed an eternal Afterlife by joining the gods in their Divine Abode.
   The human experience of  Divine Encounters as recorded in scriptures and text from the ancient Near East is a most amazing and fascinating saga. It is a powerful drama that spans Heaven and Earth, involving worship and devotion, eternity and morality on the one hand, and love and sex, jealousy and murder on the other; ascents unto space and journeys to the Netherworld. A stage on which  the actors are gods and goddesses, angles and demigods, Earthlings and androids; a drama expressed in prophecies and visions, in dreams and omens and oracles and revelations. It is a story of Man, separated from his Creator, seeking to restore a primeval umbilical cord and, by so doing, reach for the stars.
   Divine Encounters are the ultimate human experience perhaps because they were also the very first human experience; for when God created Man, Man met God at the very moment of being created.  We read in Genesis, the first book of the Hebrew Bible, how the first human, "The Adam," was brought into being:
 And God said:
 Let us make Man
 in our image, after our likeness...
 And God created the Adam in His image,
 in the image of Elohim created Him him.

Table of Contents

Table of content


1. The First Encounter

2.
When Paradise Was Lost

3.
The Three Who to Heaven Ascended

4.
The Nefilim: Sex and Demigods

5.
The Deluge

6.
The Gate of Heaven

7.
In Search of Immortality

8.
Encounters in the GIGUNU

9.
Visions from the Twilight Zone

10.
Royal Dreams, Fateful Oracles

11.
Angels and other Emissaries

12.
The Greatest Theophany

13.
Prophets of an Unseen God

Endpaper: God, the Extraterrestrial

Index 

Author Bio
Zecharia Sitchin (1920-2010) was born in Russia and raised in Palestine, where he acquired a profound knowledge of modern and ancient Hebrew, other Semitic and European languages, the Old Testament, and the history and archaeology of the Near East. He is distinguished by his ability to translate and interpret ancient Sumerian and other ancient texts. A graduate of the University of London, he worked as a journalist and editor in Israel for many years before making his home in New York City.
Reviews

Reviews

Book Praise

Book Praise

"Exciting . . . credible . . . most provocative and compelling."
Library Journal

"Sitchin is a zealous investigator into man's origins . . . a dazzling performance."
Kirkus Reviews

"An extremely thought-provoking book that chronicles the fascinating history we humans have. . . . Sitchin shows us how vast and mysterious our human origins are, and what we might expect if and when the Anunnaki come back for a return visit."
UFO Magazine

"Sitchin's works are outstandingly different from all others that present this central theme. His linguistic skills in the languages of antiquity and his pursuit of the earliest available texts and artifacts make possible the wealth of photographs and line drawings appearing in his books from tablets, monuments, murals, pottery, and seals."
Rosemary Decker, historian and researcher

"In Sitchin's well referenced works, we witness how his towering intellect . . . allow him visionary access to ancient works in their original languages."
Bodhi Tree Bookstore, Winter 2002/Spring 2003
Back Cover

Back Cover Copy

ARCHAEOLOGY / HISTORY 

In this companion book to the Earth Chronicles series, Zecharia Sitchin takes the tale of Man and gods a major step farther. Having shown that humanity did not transit from hominids to Homo sapeins unaided and that the Anunnaki, in need of workers, jumped the gun on evolution through genetic engineering, Sitchin now tackles the delicate issue of human-divine contacts and probes the age-old question of the awkward relationship between humanity and its creator(s).

The book encompasses biblical tales of Enoch, who was taken to the celestial abode; the theophany at Mount Sinai; Sumerian tales of Adapa, who was taken to another planet; and Egyptian pyramid texts of heavenly flights. Sitchin cites instances of oracular dreams and three-dimensional visions as some of the means whereby Man was given access to extraterrestrial secret knowledge. He furthermore suggests that the continued interaction between Anunnaki and Earthlings can explain today's UFO phenomena.

Sitchin's research and fact-filled theories, illustrated with ancient artifacts and modern maps, chronicle a magnificent and inspiring journey through history, from the dawn of time into the new millennium.

Zecharia Sitchin (1920-2010) was born in Russia and raised in Palestine, where he acquired a profound knowledge of modern and ancient Hebrew, other Semitic and European languages, the Old Testament, and the history and archaeology of the Near East. He is distinguished by his ability to translate and interpret ancient Sumerian and other ancient texts. A graduate of the University of London, he worked as a journalist and editor in Israel for many years before making his home in New York City.

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