The Sirius Mystery argues with some sophistication the likelihood that superior beings from Sirius visited earth between 7,000 and 10,000 years ago. Temple unleashes a torrent of arcane information including a swirl of genuine astronomical mysteries, anthropological dates and the tricky cross-currents of comparative mythology.
- Title: The Sirius Mystery
- Author: Robert K. Temple
- Publisher: Inner Traditions Bear and Company
- >IBSN: 089281750X
- Year of Publication: 1998
Convincing evidence that the Egyptian, Sumerian, and Dogon civilizations were founded by aliens from the Sirius star system who are now ready to return. Updated with 140 pages of new scientific evidence that solidifies the hypothesis that the KGB, CIA, and NASA attempted to suppress An awe-inspiring work of research that calls for a profound reappraisal of our role in the universe.
Over 10,000 copies sold in its first two months of release in Britain Publication of The Sirius Mystery in 1976 set the world abuzz with talk of an extraterrestrial origin to human civilization and triggered a 15-year persecution campaign against Robert Temple by the KGB, CIA, NASA, and other government agencies. Undaunted, however, Temple is back, with 140 pages of new scientific evidence that makes his hypothesis more compelling than ever.
Many authors have speculated on the subject of extraterrestrial contact, but never before has such detailed evidence been presented. Temple applies his in-depth knowledge of ancient history, mythology, Pythagorean physics, chaos theory, and Greek, to a close examination of the measurements of the Great Pyramid of Giza, which was built to align directly with the star Sirius. He concludes that the alien civilization of Sirius and our own civilization are part of the same harmonic system, and are destined to function and resonate together. His findings warrant a profound reappraisal of our role in the universe.
In the August 1979 issue of Omni Magazine, world-famous cosmologist Carl Sagan published a personal but damning appraisal of The Sirius Mystery which was titled ‘White Dwarfs and Green Men’. Temple, quite rightly, immediately jumped to his own defence by writing to the editor of Omni. His correspondence included an open letter to Sagan in which he specifically dealt with the uncomfortable possibility that the Dogon Tribe had actually absorbed their Sirian beliefs from a range of other possible sources.
Facts of the matter apart, the idea that any member of the scientific, academic or archeological fields could possibly be engaged in any rational debate over the findings of Robert Temple has to be a pointless exercise. Indeed, this has proven to be the case for many decades now for arguments have flowed back and forth over whether the Dogon really did have advanced astronomical information regrading Sirius and other planets in our Solar System or not. It is rather sad that debate regarding the contents of ‘The Sirius Mystery’ has concentrated solely upom the ETs issue or, as Sagan himself rather immaturely said, the question of ‘Green Men’.
In truth the book contains much more important and challenging material which simply gets lost in this rather ridiculous debate.
It would be rather easy for anyone to debunk the possibility that the Dogon had contact with Sirians – and indeed science well be able to prove that the connections never actually took place. However, how do you then explain the whole raft of other indiginous tribes throughout the World who also claim to the same stellar lineage? Are they are wrong as well?
It is so important to understand that the very context into which tribal cultures base their learning and understanding of the world around them is completely different to that of the Western mind. Their reliance upon symbol, mythology, story and allegory as a basis upon which to pin their cultural and sociological beliefs is so far removed from our concept of what is considered good sociological practice that it becomes easy to debunk their teachings by use purely of the scientific paradigm.
As Temple points out throughout is book it is the mythological traditions that underpin his research – if you are looking for facts then simply look elsewhere for evidence to uphold your narrow mindsets and paradigms.
The Sirius Mystery was originally published in 1976. This was an era in which writers such as Brinsley Le Pour Trench and Erich von Daniken were promoting the ancient astronaut theories. In this regard, Temple’s book was rather indelicately primarily assessed by the same criteria.
Twenty years later in 1998, The Sirius Mystery was re-published but this time it appeared to a totally different world.
During the intervening period those old questions of whether aliens had ever visited us or not had in the main had to give way to the mass of photographic evidence and quality reports that evidently prove that the aliens are actually here, right at this moment – though in fact its quite probable that they never ever actually went away!
The 1998 version of ‘The Sirius Mystery’ was in the main identical to the original publication that had been so ground-breaking at the time. This new version created nothing of the furory that the original one had though in some circles it did serve to re-ignite those same old questions regrading the source of the information that the Dogon had at their disposal.
In the introduction to the 1998 edition Temple reveals a great deal about this New World and how it had changed over the two previous decades, In it he refers to having been persecuted by the CIA, the Soviet KGB and NASA. Temple has also subsequently spoken in public about the interest that his original book stimulated within Freemasonry and the realisation that the worship of Sirius is to be found at the heart of Masonic ritual. These are all the issues that have come to surround a newly emergent aspect of the Sirian enigma. They refer to a wholley darker sphere of research that relates to World domination by an elite, several conspiracy theories and to the deepest recesses of occultism. None of these were mainstream issues in 1976 but seemed to have emerged directly as a consequence of the publishing of ‘The Sirius Mystery’.
So it against this historical back drop that I review ‘The Sirius Mystery’ – though exactly what I personally think about the book is perhaps of no real consequence. Instead I will simply say that it is the historical and socioligcal importance of this book that firmly positions it as one of the most important and thought-provoking publications of the modern era. The debate it has stirred and the amount of additional research that it seeded in other free-thinking individuals has created a sciesmic shift in a huge number of academic circles.
“Did Sirians ever visit the Dogon and pass on secret knowledge?”
Yes, of course they did!
“Are they doing the same thing today?”
Yes, they most certainly are!
“Should I buy this book?”
Almost as assuredly!