Andrew Collins (writer)
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|File:Andrew Collins (writer) at Harran in 2013.jpg|
Andrew Collins at Harran in southeast Turkey September 2013.
|Born||25 January 1957|
Bedford, England, UK
|Known for||Author, The Black Alchemist, The Cygnus Mystery, Beneath the Pyramids, Göbekli Tepe: Genesis of the Gods, Screen appearance in Ancient Aliens, Co-organizer of the Origins Conference|
Andrew Collins (born 25 January 1957) is a writer and researcher from Britain, whose writings, speeches and television appearances focus mainly on areas of fringe science, pseudoarchaeology, archaeoastronomy and alternative history. According to Graham Hancock: "He is the author of more than a dozen books that challenge the way we perceive the past."
A central theme of Collins's books is that the Watchers and Nephilim of Enochian literature, as well as the biblical “fallen” angels and Anunnaki of Mesopotamian mythology, are memories of a human elite group that helped forge the foundations of civilization in Anatolia and the Near East. He asserts that this same region, particularly eastern Turkey, was the site of the biblical Garden of Eden and terrestrial Paradise.
Works[edit | hide all | hide | edit source]
Prior to 1996 his most successful works concentrated on what he calls psychic questing. This is the art of using proposed psychic information to investigate unsolved mysteries and find hidden artifacts. Methods of psychic questing involve to some extent those practiced in Psychic archaeology.
Since 1996 his books, with one exception, have investigated ancient and more modern mysteries, with recurring themes including archaeology, astronomy, shamanism, ancient cosmologies, altered states of consciousness, and the Cygnus (constellation).
Collins's treatment on the origins of the Watchers and Nephilim of the land of Eden being human angels was also a major inspiration for the trilogy of books Grigori Trilogy by dark fantasy writer Storm ConstantineTemplate:Original research inline
Cygnus vs Orion at Giza[edit | hide | edit source]
Collins's book The Cygnus Mystery, examines the idea that ancient societies around the world, from the Palaeolithic cave artists of Lascaux in France to the Pyramid Builders of Egypt and builders of Göbekli Tepe saw the constellation of Cygnus, the celestial swan, as an entrance to a sky world seen as the land of the dead. He proposed that the three pyramids of Giza were laid out to reflect the astronomical positions of the three “wing” stars of Cygnus. This idea was met with considerable opposition from Robert Bauval who in 1993 had proposed that the same three pyramids reflected the astronomical positions of the three “belt” stars of Orion - an idea commonly known as the “Orion Correlation theory.” In response to Collins’ proposed Cygnus-Giza Correlation, Bauval published an online article pointing out that the ancient Egyptians had no interest in the Cygnus constellation, and so claiming that its stars reflected the positions of the three main pyramids at Giza was meaningless. Collins responded to these criticisms by showing that Cygnus was indeed known to the ancient Egyptians, having been seen as the womb of the sky goddess Nut.
Bibliography[edit | hide | edit source]
- Collins, Andrew (1988). The Black Alchemist. Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, UK: ABC Books. ISBN 978-0099165514.
- Collins, Andrew (1991). The Seventh Sword. London: Century. ISBN 9780712646871.
- Collins, Andrew (1992). The Circlemakers: A Revolutionary New Vision of the Crop Circle Enigm. Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, UK: ABC Books. ISBN 9780950802459.
- Collins, Andrew (1993). The Second Coming. London: Century. ISBN 9780712655989.
- Collins, Andrew (1995). Alien Energy: UFOs, Ritual Landscapes & The Human Mind. Leigh-on-Sea: ABC Books. ISBN 9780940829374.
- Collins, Andrew (1996). From the Ashes of Angels. Rochester, VM: Bear & Co. ISBN 9781879181724.
- Collins, Andrew (1998). Gods of Eden: Egypt's Lost Legacy and the Genesis of Civilisatio. London: Headline. ISBN 9780747275046.
- Collins, Andrew (2000). Gateway to Atlantis. London: Headline. ISBN 9780747222804.
- Collins, Andrew (2002). Tutankhamun: The Exodus Conspiracy (co-authored with Chris Ogilvie Herald). London: Virgin. ISBN 9781852279721.
- Collins, Andrew (2004). Twenty-first Century Grail. London: Virgin. ISBN 9781852271398.
- Collins, Andrew (2006). The Cygnus Mystery. London: Watkins. ISBN 9781842931936.
- Andrew, Collins (2009). Beneath the Pyramids. Virgina Beach, VA: 4th Dimension Press. ISBN 9780876045718.
- Collins, Andrew (2012). LightQuest: Your Guide to Seeing and Interacting with UFOs, Mystery Lights and Plasma Intelligences. Memphis, TN: Eagle Wing Books. ISBN 9780940829497.
- Collins, Andrew (2014). Göbekli Tepe: Genesis of the Gods. Rochester, VM: Bear & Co. ISBN 9781591431428.
References[edit | hide | edit source]
- Collins, Andrew (1996). From the Ashes of Angels. London: Penguin. ISBN 9781879181724.
- Constantine, Storm (1995). Stalking Tender Prey. London: Penguin Creed. ISBN 0965834549.
- Constantine, Storm (1996). Scenting Hallowed Blood. London: Signet. ISBN 0965834557.
- Constantine, Storm (1998). Stealing Sacred Fire. London: Penguin Creed. ISBN 0965834565.
- Bauval, Robert (1995). The Orion Mystery: Unlocking the Secrets of the Pyramids. London: Heinemann. ISBN 978-0517884546.