Andrew Collins was born on January 25, 1957, in Bedford, England. He is a science and history writer, and the author of books that challenge the way we perceive the past. They include From the Ashes of Angels, Gods of Eden, Gateway to Atlantis, Tutankhuman: The Exodus Conspiracy (co-authored with Chris Ogilvie Herald), The Cygnus Mystery, Beneath the Pyramids, Göbekli Tepe: Genesis of the Gods and The Cygnus Key: The Denisovan Legacy, Göbekli Tepe and the Birth of Egypt. He lives in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex. His website is www.andrewcollins.com
Please note that there are other Andrew Collins's around the world. Do not confuse them.
ARTICLES BY ANDREW COLLINS
The swan was seen as the most musical of birds associated with the god Apollo, god of music and poetry, with Orpheus, the first mortal poet, and also with the Muses, the nymphs that inspire divine inspiration in mortal kind. Find out how this bird became a key symbol in the expression of the cosmic dance of life through its association with the Soul of the World
(And for those with knowledge of the Green Stone story from 1979, the historical origins behind the usage of the word "Meonia," revealed for the first time)
A new study by science and history writer Andrew Collins and engineer Rodney Hale
KIC8462862, an F-type main sequence star in the constellation of Cygnus, experienced strange light dimming episodes during the initial Kepler mission between 2009 and 2013. These continue with further events in 2017. The authors use Kepler and post-Kepler data to create folding plotsto examine the relationship between the star's reported 0.88-day rotational period and suspected periodicities noted in connection with the light dimming episodes. This reveals anew possible periodicity of 9.68 days (11 stellar rotations). Confirmation of a mathematical relationship between suspected periodicities and the star's rotational period would begin to eliminate some of the proposed explanations for the star's strange fluctuations in light, while at the same time bringing to the fore other possible theories to account for both the short term and long-term dimming events.
16 pages. Many illustrations. Released August 23, 2017.
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Andrew Collins and British chartered engineer Rodney Hale have worked together to determine the physical modelling of the occulting objects respionsible for the massive light dips reported during the Kepler mission in connection with KIC 8462862, an F-type main sequence star in the constellation of Cygnus. They determine their line of sight profile, and through this their nature and appearance. The Kepler data for KIC 8462852 is also re-examined to better understand the 0.88-day and 48.4-day periodicities noted in connection with the star. These reveal cyclic patterns suggesting that the prediction of future light dipping episodes might be possible, as well as recurring number sequences that contain mathematical patterns that highlight the number 11 and synchronize with the earth's own calendar cycle in a unique manner. Collins and Hale speculate that these mathematical patterns could be what French astronomer Luc Arnold in a paper published in 2005 called attention-grabbing signals deriving from an extraterrestrial intelligence.
Download a PDF of the original paper by Andrew Collins and Rodney Hale entitled KIC 8462852Physical Modelling of its Occulting Objects and the Growing Mystery Surrounding its Cyclic Fluctuations: A New Assessment" published on viXra in June 2017:
No feature at Göbekli Tepe has aroused more interest than Enclosure D's Pillar 43, popularly known as the "Vulture Stone." Just recently it has become the focus of worldwide attention with claims in a peer-reviewed paper that its relief imagery is a detailed snapshot of the night sky on the day in 10,950 BCE when the earth was devastated by a comet impact. Although finding favour among science journalists, these ideas have received a cold reception from the archaeological team responsible for excavations at the site. So what is really being conveyed by the pillar's compelling imagery, created as much as 11,500 years ago? Does it really show the moment of a comet impact, or could there be a far more realistic solution to this baffling mystery?
mysteries writer Andrew Collins and chartered engineer Rodney Hale take a fresh
look at this subject, realising the key to understanding Pillar 43's astronomical
nature is the ball over the left wing of the principal vulture among the carved
relief. Almost certainly it represents the northern celestial pole, long seen
in shamanic tradition as the "hole in the sky" through which human souls
could access the Upper World. With this knowledge, it becomes clear that the pillar's
carved relief is a multi-layered signboard created to aid the soul's journey from
its physical environment to the land of the dead.
By Andrew Collins
A new theory claims that Göbekli Tepe's Vulture Stone (Pillar 43) is a snapshot of the sky in 10,950 BC showing the date and time of a comet impact. It interprets the stone's prominent carving of a vulture as the constellation Sagittarius, something championed by Graham Hancock in Magicians of the Gods. As this article is written by academics and published in a scholarly journal its sensationalist and somewhat far-fetched claims have been picked up on by the international media, and even The New Scientist" magazine. Yet are they correct? Is it even right to interpret the imagery in this way? In this new article Andrew Collins puts into perspective what we know about the carved imagery of Göbekli Tepe's Pillar 43, showing that it more likely relates to early Neolithic beliefs and practices concerning the soul's journey from the earthly plane to the sky-world - a view held also by leading archaeologists working at the site.
Read this new article by chartered engineer Rodney Hale and Andrew Collins that demonstrates the simple underlying geometry of the Giza pyramid field and its possible relationship to star alignments. It is published this month in the academic journal Archaeological Discovery. The paper demonstrates a new approach to understanding the layout of the Giza pyramid field illustrating how during the epoch of their construction, ca. 2550-2500 BCE, the Giza Pyramids reflected the positioning of key stars of the Cygnus constellation. The authors deal comprehensively with the controversial views regarding the Orion Correlation Theory expressed in a paper written by Italian mathematicians Vincenzo Orofino and Paolo Bernardini of the University of Salento and published in the same journal. The article also provides compelling evidence that the proto-Sphinx, or Sphinx knoll, may have played a key role at Giza before the creation of its famous pyramid field. The paper is available now to download for free (and without having to register). So if you like it, and feel it is of value to the field of speculative Egyptology, we ask you to share it wherever possible.
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MORE ARTICLES BY ANDREW COLLINS
Tepe: Who Built It, When and Why?
Engineer Rodney Hale and Andrew Collins publish their new paper on Giulio Magli's theory that the sanctuaries at Gobekli Tepe were built to target the rising of Sirius. It shows that this theory is seriously flawed. Check it out now
A Mandaean ceremony that took place on the banks of the Euphrates river in the late nineteenth century provides compelling evidence that the early Neolithic cult sanctuaries of Göbekli Tepe were orientated towards the north, and not towards the south, the direction of the dog-star Sirius
Report by Andrew Collins
what exactly were these stone enclosures used for, and are they aligned to the
stars? Already there have been claims they are aligned to Taurus, the Pleiades
and Orion. Now ancient mysteries writer Andrew Collins brings you all the answers
you need. Having first become interested in Göbekli Tepe back in 2000, he
visited there in 2004, and returned there in 2012 in order to fully establish
the facts before preparing this crucial new article.
Andrew Collins at Göbekli Tepe, Karahan Tepe, Cayonu, Harran and Sanliurfa in 2004 - A Classic Journey that began The Cygnus Mystery
Read Andrew's record of his journey through southeast Turkey in 2004, visiting Göbekli Tepe years before it because popular, and many other key sites in the region. It was the journey that inspired the writing of The Cygnus Mystery.
mid October 2015 scientists announced that "alien megastructures" might
have been detected orbiting a distant star in the Cygnus constellation. Although
this announcement, coming from leading researchers in the field of space science,
might yet prove to have been premature, the long term implications of this statement
could have profound implications for humanity's attitude towards intelligent life
existing in the universe. Beyond this is the tantalising possibility that what
has been found some 1,480 light years from earth really does constitute the first
hard evidence for the existence of sophisticated alien technology. Andrew Collins
provides a brand new update on this fascinating subject.
Andrew Collins reports on why the announcement in December 2009 that Cygnus X-3 is the source of high energy gamma rays is important to our understanding human evolution, and the origins of the world's first sky-religion. Click here to read.
it ET? Deep Space Signal Detected, Source Revealed.
THE CYGNUS MYSTERY - DID COSMIC RAYS AFFECT HUMAN EVOLUTION?
A completely revised thesis by Andrew Collins on this fascinating subject, including brand new material on the significance of witnessing cosmic rays as flashes of light or phosphenes in the ascetic Christian practice of hesychasm as practised by the monks of Mount Athos in Greece. Fully illustrated. Click here to read.
the key to finding the relatonship between mutliple dimensions and matter out
there in deep space? A report by Andrew Collins based on new findings by a Hungarian
Did Cosmic Radiation change evolution and kick-start religion? An in-depth report by Andrew Collins, showing that the idea of cosmic rays influencing evolution was proposed as early as 1930 and seriously put forward by astronomer and science writer Carl Sagan back in 1973.
Andrew Collins's important paper on Cygnus X-3 as a cosmic accelerator producing ultra high energy and high energy cosmic rays. This paper was previously entitled 'In Defence of Cygnus X-3'. Click here to read.
Is the annual ceremony of Swan-upping on the River Thames a survival of an archaic practice going back to Roman times and beyond to the builders of stone circles such as Avebury in Wiltshire?
Contains links to a chapter by chapter guide to THE CYGNUS MYSTERY.
The essential guide to Atlantis. Contains all Atlantis related material.
New scientific findings have huge implications for Atlantis theory
2000 Andrew Collins's book GATEWAY TO ATLANTIS proposed that around 9000 BC a
comet came out of the north-western sky, broke into pieces and caused untold firestorms,
earthquakes and devestation across North America. Its larger pieces crashed into
the Western Atlantic Basin, completely engulfing the Bahamas and Caribbean and
creating the myth of Atlantis. Now scientists believe that just such a comet did
strike the North American continent during this epoch, confirming Andrew's theories
and providing tantalizing new evidence to support the long-held view that the
Bahamas is Atlantis's sunken kingdom with Cuba its flagship.
CLAIMS OF AN UNDERWATER CITY DISCOVERED IN THE CARIBBEAN - IS IT A SPOOF?
It December 2009 it was announced that an underwater city, complete with roads, structures, and perhaps even pyramids, has been discovered beneath the shallow blue waters of the Caribbean. Yes, they are fantasy headlines that every ancient mysteries reader dreams about. But is it true? Or it is a spoof, a psychological experiment, to test the minds of the gullible and inquisitive, in time for a little Christmas cheer?
Click here to read an exclusive report by Andrew Collins concluding that to date this whole thing is most obviously a spoof to create a little festive merriment and cheer. Click here to read the original story.
New calculations show that the three "wing" stars of the Cygnus constellation correlate near perfectly with the positions of the Pyramids of Giza. Adding to the mystery is the discovery that the same three stars were seen to set down into their corresponding pyramids at the time of their construction, c. 2600-2500 BC. These findings, established by technical engineer Rodney Hale, make it almost certain that the Giza pyramid field was created to conform to a grand design, a structural blueprint, involving the stars of Cygnus in their capacity as representations of the celestial womb of ancient Egypt's sky-goddess Nuit, for it was here that the deceased pharaoh, in his role as her son Osiris, god of the underworld, achieved rebirth and became at one with the stars.
Lost Underworld Rediscovered. Andrew exclusively reveals his discovery
and investigation of a massive, previously unknown complex of caves, chambers
and passageways beneath the Pyramids of Giza, and its implications for the search
for the mythical Hall of Records.
In January 2008 Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities announced the discovery of a remarkable Neolithic city in the Faiyum Oasis. Dating back 7,200 years it has roads, walls and settlement structures constructed of terracotta and dressed limestone, while unconfirmed reports speak of the US team from the California of University finding there 'decorated blocks of granite', as well as firm evidence that it was once beneath the waters of the Birket Qarun inland sea. The implications of this discovery are immense, and change everything we know about the evolution of Egyptian civilization. Andrew Collins follows the story, giving its greater implications and answering necessary questions that will now be asked, such as how does this relate to the age of the Sphinx, who built the city, and might there be a link with the Egyptian Hall of Records and the Watchers and Nephilim of Enochian tradition. Click here for the full report and Q & A.
A recent CT scan survey of Tutankhamun shows that he could not have been murdered through a blow to a head, but instead might have died following a fall from a horse or chariot, an opinion championed by Andrew Collins and Chris Ogilvie Herald in their book TUTANKHAMUN: THE EXODUS CONSPIRACY. Andrew Collins reports.
To accompany the article TUTANKHAMUN WAS NOT MURDERED - ITS OFFICIAL we are reproducing the appendix from TUTANKHAMUN: THE EXODUS CONSPIRACY by Andrew Collins and Chris Ogilvie Herald entitled 'The Death of Tutakhamun', in order to demonstrate the case for Tutankhamun falling to his death, and Aye, his personal adviser, not being a murder suspect. Plus there is the full account from the Jewish Talmud which seems to preserve the story behind Tutankhamun's death.
A Commentary by Andrew Collins on the Channel Five/The Learning Channel television documentary, screened in the UK on 3 January 2003 and featuring the sarcophagus that inspired Bram Stoker to write THE JEWEL OF SEVEN STARS (1903) and the alleged 'true' cause of Lord Carnarvon's death. Posted 11th January 2003.
Sphinx Mystery. Review of Robert and Olivia Temple's influential new book.
Includes: Face of the Sphinx. The Facts of the Matter. Is the Sphinx a Doggie?
Geological Inconsistencies. The Tomb of Khufu-kaf. Obscure Origins of the Sphinx.
Whose Face is it Anyway? Anubis as Guardian of Rostau. Sphinx Enclosure as a Moat.
The Chamber That Never Was.
Read 'Malta: The Skulls of the Mother Goddess' by Vittorio Di Cesare and Adriano Forgione of Italy's HERA magazine.
here to read a pre-print
article from Andrew Collins on the mysteries of Glastonbury, in particular claims
that its local hills come together to form a gigantic landscape swan, and its
relevance to both the Cygnus mystery and the events surrounding 2012. It is a
perfect summary of Andrew's views following the publication of his book THE CYGNUS
MYSTERY in November 2006. The article appears in the Spring issue of Glastonbury's
In July 2004, Andrew travelled with his wife Sue to Virginia Beach, VA, where he gave a series of talks and meditations on the subject of psychic questing to members of the ARE (Association for Research and Enlightenment), the public division of the Edgar Cayce Foundation. Afterwards, in the company of their good friends Greg and Lora Little, they visited Point Pleasant, West Virginia, home of Mothman, before going on to explore the extraordinary earthen mounds and structures constructed over 2,000 years ago by the Hopewell Mound Builders. In this special diary report, Andrew provides his own unique take on the trip, which ended in Memphis, Tennessee, with a visit to Graceland and Sun Studio. It also featured a trip to Hopkinsville, Kentucky, scene of one of the most terrifying alien encounters of all time. The report comes with special Quicktime flimclips courtesy of Greg Little.
Andrew Collins's diary report of his 2006 tour of mound sites in the deep south, and the search for new underwater archaeological structures in the Bahamas.
(Includes article on Painswick's pagan past )
A missing chapter from TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY GRAIL. It features Glastonbury’s claimed associations with King Arthur, Joseph of Arimathea and the Holy Grail.