HomeCalendarFAQSearchMemberlistUsergroupsRegisterLog in
Similar topics
  • » MORE BARNES & NOBLE STOCK UFO MATRIX MAGAZINE
  • » Andrew Fitzherbert's Conviction
  • » Hair Mineral Test Interpretation- pdf book by Andrew Cutler
  • » Book Review & Synopsis: I Broke the Mystery of Male Pattern Baldness
  • » The Mercado Chart: I Broke the Mystery of Male Pattern Baldness
  • » Mystery Quest on the Bermuda Triangle
  • » Mystery Quest on the Zodiac Killer
  • » Hidden secret city- A TRUE MYSTERY! may seem long but worth the read.
  • » My Review of "The Orion Mystery" by Robert Blauval and Adrian Gilbert
  • » The Church Of Mabus: Andrew Colvin: The Mothman Speaks
  • UFO Magazine Blog
    UFO Magazine Blog
    Search
     
     

    Display results as :
     
    Rechercher Advanced Search
    Latest topics
    » Jeffery Pritchett Reappears On Florida 97X’s The Stroke Show
    Thu Nov 20, 2014 8:52 am by Ufofiend

    » COM Deena West Budd: Cryptozoology & The Arsehats Of Moron
    Thu Nov 20, 2014 8:51 am by Ufofiend

    » COM Hal Mathew Un-Agora-Phobic * The Great Flawduh Marijuana Mystery
    Thu Nov 20, 2014 8:51 am by Ufofiend

    » COM Lon Milo DuQuette The Weiser Book of Horror and the Occult: Hidden Magic, Occult Truths, and the Stories That Started It All
    Thu Nov 20, 2014 8:50 am by Ufofiend

    » The Mind Cemetery: Jeffery Pritchett Vs. MUFON
    Thu Nov 20, 2014 8:49 am by Ufofiend

    » Hi from UK Lincolnshire
    Fri Nov 07, 2014 3:51 pm by The Small Grey

    » COM Denise Alvarado The Voodoo Doll Spellbook: A Compendium of Ancient and Contemporary Spells and Rituals
    Sat Oct 04, 2014 7:43 pm by Ufofiend

    » COM Ted Peters UFOs: God’s Chariots: Spirituality, Ancient Aliens, & Religious Yearnings in the Age of Extraterrestrials
    Thu Oct 02, 2014 10:11 am by Ufofiend

    » COM Brent Raynes – UFO Paranormal Shamanism Plethora
    Sun Sep 21, 2014 9:16 am by Ufofiend

    Top posters
    onlychild
     
    Ufofiend
     
    davefair
     
    glider
     
    Lesley
     
    free wheel
     
    Jeremy Vaeni
     
    mantle1958
     
    jackgbowman
     
    LakehurstNJwitness
     
    December 2014
    SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
     123456
    78910111213
    14151617181920
    21222324252627
    28293031   
    CalendarCalendar
    Social bookmarking
    Social bookmarking Digg  Social bookmarking Delicious  Social bookmarking Reddit  Social bookmarking Stumbleupon  Social bookmarking Slashdot  Social bookmarking Furl  Social bookmarking Yahoo  Social bookmarking Google  Social bookmarking Blinklist  Social bookmarking Blogmarks  Social bookmarking Technorati  

    Bookmark and share the address of The UFO Magazine Forum on your social bookmarking website

    Bookmark and share the address of The UFO Magazine Forum on your social bookmarking website
    Forum
    Share | 
     

     The Cygnus Mystery by Andrew Collins

    View previous topic View next topic Go down 
    AuthorMessage
    Guest
    Guest



    PostSubject: The Cygnus Mystery by Andrew Collins   Wed Aug 26, 2009 3:23 pm

    The Cygnus Mystery is one of the many books out that deal with the ancients and their knowledge of astronomy. Andrew Collins focuses on the constellation Cygnus and comes up with a wild theory. The theory isn't that new, but it does make one think.
    Many of these authors use the ancient religious rites and texts as the major part of their research. While I do think it is a fascinating subject, I do wonder if they are reading too much into what is being stated. Since we cannot view our ancestors back in time and confirm the meanings ourselves, speculation is the next best thing.
    The swan (or goose) is the main subject of this book and how it shows up in many myths and funeral rites. Cygnus is the constellation of the swan, and the bird also represents peace and love. Many of the ancient astronomical sites are aligned to Cygnus at certain dates, and Mr Collins tries to find correlations between the Giza Pyramids and Cygnus also. One can find correlations between constellations and any site if they look hard enough. The book is fascinating when it does delve into the many possibilities of the swan.
    The author also tries to make the case that the Dogon meant Cygnus and not Sirius, but I did read Robert Temple's book "The Sirius Mystery" and it has a lot more information than what is used in Mr Collins' book. I have also read "The Orion Mystery" and think either constellation could work. Is it possible they meant to use both?
    The main part of the theory is discussed at the end of the book, and it deals with the theory that cosmic waves from a star in Cygnus caused mankind to break out of his shell. The author does bring up some points that may contradict his theory, such as even older sites dedicated to the bear (Ursa). I do think it is an interesting idea, but my problem is that after the Great Pyramids, the human race went downhill in terms of knowledge and technology, with the Dark Ages being our bottom. This theory does not have an answer to that one.
    I also have a problem that the author (along with Graham Hancock) dismisses the Extraterrestrial Hypothesis theory. I would think they would be open minded about all ideas, as both authors are considered fringe or alternative and are not taken seriously by some academic circles. The use of our space probes as an example of how long it would take for us to reach the stars is moot because the probes do not have a propulsion system. They use our own planets to steer and speed up to visit the next planet and then are supposed to drift onward in the voids of space. (Carl Sagan should of also known better as he is quoted about that one.) I am one to think both theories of ancient civilization and contact are viable. We were visited (and still are), but they came to observe us.

    The book itself is a very good read and should make people think more outside the box of where we came from. It also seems like the author wants to use the term intelligent design, but is afraid to do so. There is nothing wrong with considering the aspect that their is a far greater intelligence at work here. While some may be put off by the theory, the first half of the book should be quite fascinating to them.
    I am a fan of all these types of books that think outside the box. That does not mean I immediately believe all the ideas put forth, but I do give them consideration and look at the evidence provided to see how much weight to give them. "The Cygnus Mystery" deserves a place on any alternative thinker's bookshelf.
    Back to top Go down
     

    The Cygnus Mystery by Andrew Collins

    View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
    Page 1 of 1

     Similar topics

    -
    » The Cygnus Mystery by Andrew Collins
    » COURT CASE AGAINST HEALINGS OF ATLANTIS
    » Mystery Quest on Area 51
    » The Sirius Mystery (1998 edition) by Robert Temple
    » Mystery Quest on Atlantis

    Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
    The UFO Magazine Forum ::  :: -