Andrew Collins (Pic credit: Shane van Troxel)
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, 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
note that there are other Andrew Collins's around the world. Do not confuse them.
BOOKS AND DVDs BY ANDREW COLLINS
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THE CYGNUS KEY: THE DENISOVAN LEGACY, GOBEKLI TEPE, AND THE BIRTH OF EGYPT
The cover of Andrew Collins's new book The Cygnus Key: Göbekli Tepe and the Birth of Egypt.
Cover artwork by Russell Hossain
the 2000s human fossil remains were unearthed in the Denisova Cave within the
Altai Mountains of southern Siberia. DNA testing showed that the bones - two molars
and a pinky bone - belonged to a previously unknown human population today known
as the Denisovans. They are now thought to have inhabited Eastern Eurasia from
around 400,000 years down to around 40,000 years ago. During their final years
the Denisovans achieved an advanced level of human behaviour, including the creation
of sophisticated symbolic or non-functional objects including an arm bracelet
in bottle-green chloritolite with a bored hole that can only have been made using
a high-speed drill; a bone needle with an eye for thread, suggesting the manufacture
of tailored clothing, as well as finely finished, pierced ostrich eggshell beads
no more than a centimetre in diameter. In addition to this, fragments of horse
bones found inside the Denisova Cave have suggested that Denisovans domesticated,
herded and maybe even rode horses long before it was thought humanly possible.
So who exactly were the Denisovans? What do we really know about them, and how
are they linked to Neanderthals and our own ancestors?
The Cygnus Key presents compelling evidence showing that the earliest origins of human culture, religion, and technology derive from the Denisovans, the true creators of the lost civilization long known to exist but never before proved.
Denisovan bracelet made of chlorite that is around 70,000 years old (credit: The Siberian Times).
author explains how the stars of Cygnus coincided with the turning point of the
heavens at the moment the Denisovan legacy was handed to the first human societies
in southern Siberia some 45,000 years ago, catalyzing beliefs in swan ancestry
and an understanding of Cygnus as the source of cosmic creation. It also led to
powerful ideas involving the Milky Ways Dark Rift, viewed as the Path of
Souls and the sky-road shamans travel to reach the sky-world. He explores how
their sound technology and ancient cosmologies were carried into the West, flowering
first at Gobekli Tepe and later in Egypts Nile Valley. Collins shows how
the ancient belief in Cygnus as the source of creation can also be found in many
other cultures around the world, further confirming the role played by the Denisovan
legacy in the genesis of human civilization.
Built at the end of the last ice age around 9600 BCE, Gobekli Tepe in southeast Turkey was designed to align with the constellation of Cygnus, the celestial swan, a fact confirmed by the discovery at the site of a tiny bone plaque carved with the three key stars of Cygnus. Remarkably, the three main pyramids at Giza in Egypt, including the Great Pyramid, align with the same three stars. But where did this ancient veneration of Cygnus come from?
Showing that Cygnus was once seen as a portal to the sky-world, Andrew Collins reveals how, at both sites, the attention toward this star group is linked with sound acoustics and the use of musical intervals discovered thousands of years later by the Greek mathematician Pythagoras. Collins traces these ideas as well as early advances in human technology and cosmology back to the Altai-Sayan region of Russian Siberia, where the Denisovans gifted humanity with the rudiments of civilization as much as 45,000 years ago.
Publication Month: May 2018
Bear & Company. ISBN 978-1-59143-299-9 $24.00
Paper. Also available as an ebook
Size: 464 pages, 6 5/8 x 9 1/2 inches
Includes 16-page color insert and 75 black-and-white illustrations
More information on The Cygnus Key at Inner Traditions
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NEW LIVING EXPO
BEING HELD AT SAN FRANCISCO'S SAN MATEO EVENT CENTER
APRIL 28-30, 2018
FOR THE LAUNCH OF ANDREW COLLINS'S NEW BOOK
CYGNUS KEY: THE DENISOVAN LEGACY, GÖBEKLI
TEPE AND THE BIRTH OF EGYPT
Andrew will present stunning new evidence that the source of the Lost Civilization long known to have existed in the antediluvian age was the Denisovans. Hear how their legacy, handed to the first modern humans to reach southern Siberia some 45,000 years ago, catalysed the rise of our own civilization, which flowered eventually at Gobekli Tepe in southeast Anatolia and Giza in northern Egypt.
Learn how the common thread to the cosmological notions that spread out with the Denisovan legacy was the belief that humanity's cosmic origins were to be looked for in the area of sky marked by the stars of Cygnus, the celestial swan. From these ideas came the original belief that the progenitor of so many tribes, clans and ancient societies was a swan ancestor, a swan maiden, a concept now known to date back to Palaeolithic times and to have arisen originally in what is today southern Siberia.
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IN THE CARIBBEAN|
AND THE COMET THAT CHANGED THE WORLD
An in-depth investigation of the mounting evidence that Atlantis was located in the Bahamas and Caribbean, near Cuba in particular
Explains how Atlantis was destroyed by a comet, the same comet that formed the mysterious Carolina Bays
Reveals evidence of complex urban ruins off the coasts of Cuba and the Bahamas
Shows how pre-Columbian mariners visited the Caribbean and brought back stories of Atlantiss destruction
Compares Platos account with ancient legends from the indigenous people of North and South America, such as the Maya, the Quiché, and the Yuchi of Oklahoma
World of the Human Hybrids:Watchers, Giants and the
True Founders of Civilization - DVD
presentation from ANDREW COLLINS|
Andrew Collins, co-organiser of the Origins Conference and author of Göbekli Tepe: Genesis of the Gods, demonstrates how the Watchers and Nephilim of the book of Enoch, and the Anunnaki of Mesopotamian mythology, are the memory of Neanderthal-human hybrids called Swiderians who entered eastern Anatolia from the north at the time of the Younger Dryas mini ice age, ca. 10,900-9600 BC. Andrew reveals the much wider impact these Neanderthal-human hybrids had on the rise of civilization. He examines also our ancestors relationship to the newly discovered hominin species called the Denisovans, showing that the giant skeletons found at numerous mound sites in the United States are the result of hybridization between Denisovans and Homo sapiens. He looks also at the Denisovans presence in southeast Asia, showing how in Java the Denisovans are perhaps remembered as the Raksasas, a giant race said to have been the earliest inhabitants of the island. Did they also leave behind as a legacy the breathtaking megalithic complex of Gunung Padang in West Java, which new geological surveys suggest could be as much as 24,000 years old? Created by Megalithomania. CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE
Tepe: Genesis of the Gods
NEW WAY TO EMBRACE THE UFO PHENOMENON: LightQuest is a new concept in seeing
and investigating the UFO phenomenon. It sees the phenomena observed as the product
of sentient light forms and light intelligences that have co-existed with humanity
since time immemorial. It reveals what they are, how to see them, where to see
them and what to do if you do see them. It acts also as a field guide to some
of Britain and the United States' top UFO hotspots.
book format. Textured cover. 415 pages. Many maps and illustrations. Index. Colour
BLACK ALCHEMIST REMASTERED
One of the greatest stories in Egyptology in recent years unfolded in 2008 when a previously unknown cave complex was discovered beneath the very shadow of the Great Pyramid on Giza's famous plateau. The furore it caused quickly escalated into an unprecedented media circus, involving dramatic claims and counter claims, a TV reality show ("Chasing Mummies") and feverish on-site explorations, all thanks to the involvement of Dr Zahi Hawass, Egypt's Minister of Antiquities.
Now the full story is revealed in a compelling new DVD, which features interviews with key figures behind the caves discovery, including Andrew Collins, Nigel Skinner-Simpson and Rodney Hale, as well as reconstructions of events, unseen footage of the caves, and a complete account of how the complex was found, and what exactly this might mean to the evolution of the Giza pyramid field.
first 250 copies will come with a special colour postcard of the caves signed
and numbered by Andrew. This will be slotted into the DVD box.
THE CYGNUS MYSTERY DVD - Featuring science writer Andrew Collins
This unique DVD tells the story outlined in THE CYGNUS MYSTERY, but concentrates on cosmic rays from the Cygnus constellation influencing human evolution across tens of thousands of years. Out there is a binary star known as Cygnus X-3 that may well have played a role in the affairs of humanity and our hominid ancestors for as much as 700,000 years. We look also at the importance of Cygnus in the coming events of 2012, when the new sun of the Maya calendar is reborn from the Milky Way's Cygnus Rift.
Narrated by Dr Greg Little. Broadcast quality.
Productions. 51 minutes duration. Universal format. 2007.
CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK
FROM THE ASHES OF ANGELS - The Forbidden Legacy Of A Fallen Race
2000-year old ancient text called the Book of Enoch gives the story of how mythical
beings known as Watchers came down from heaven and took wives from among mortal
kind. Unto them they revealed the forbidden arts and sciences of the angels, a
transgression that saw them rounded up and punished, their giant offspring, known
as the Nephilim, being killed by those Watchers still loyal to heaven.
The theories of this book were strengthened dramatically with news of the discovery at Gobekli Tepe in southeast Turkey of the oldest stone temple in the world. Dating back 12,000 years, it was almost certainly constructed by an elite group, described by a German archaeologist, who has excavated the site since 1994, as "watch men", a sure reference to the Watchers of the Book of Enoch. Schmidt has also suggested that Gobekli Tepe might even be the site of the biblical Eden, the exact theory proposed by Andrew in this extraordinary work.
Soft cover. 448 pages. Black and white plates and illustrations. Comprehensive index. Bear & Company. 1998.
GATEWAY TO ATLANTIS - The Search for the Source of a Lost Civilisation
There have been many candidates for the location of Atlantis, from Spitzbergen in Norway to the mountains of Peru and the ice wastes of Antarctica. Unwilling to accept any theory at face value, Andrew Collins went back to the drawing board, pasted pages of Plato's works on Atlantis on his walls, and sought new answers. All the evidence pointed towards Atlantis being somewhere off the American continent in the vicinity of the Bahamas and Caribbean. Looking further Andrew concluded that by far the best candidate for Atlantis' main island is Cuba, with the now sunken regions of the Bahamas and Caribbean being those lands which Plato said were destroyed in a single night and a day. But how was Atlantis destroyed? Andrew pieced together the clues and realised that the culprit was a comet that fragmented over the American continent to cause literally hundreds of thousands of craters, called Carolina Bays, found throughout many of the eastern states today.
GATEWAY TO ATLANTIS was published in 2000, and almost immediately a vast network of apparently artificial structures were discovered off the west coast of Cuba in the same area as Andrew predicted the city of Atlantis would be found. Furthermore, the work of Dr Richard Firestone et al has now shown pretty categorically that a comet did indeed explode above the American continent, c. 10,900 BC, causing the type of devastation that Andrew sees as the destructive might behind the fragmentation and disappearance of the Atlantean landmass.
ALIEN ENERGY - UFOs, Ritual Landscape and the Human Mind
1992 Andrew Collins wrote and published a book entitled THE CIRCLEMAKERS, which
attempted to show the relationship between crop circles, mysterious lights, ritual
landscapes and the human mind. His theories were revolutionary, so much so that
he was asked to prove his claims. The result was three years of research and scientific
experimentation out in the very heart of Wiltshire's crop circle country, attempting
to monitor any connections that might bring together these disparate subjects.
The punishing field projects went under the name of Orgone 93, Orgone 94 and Orgone
95. The results of the first two years, and the staggering findings made by Andrew,
Rodney Hale and the team are contained in this vital work, originally published
in 1994 and republished with a new introduction by Dr Greg Little in 2003.
GODS OF EDEN - Egypt's Lost Legacy and the Genesis of Civilisation
much evidence is there that Egypt's famous civilization is older than the Egyptologists
tell us? How old is the Sphinx? What about the Great Pyramid? Furthermore, what
do the ancient texts tell us about the world that existed in Egypt at the time
of zep tepi, the First Time? Andrew gathers together the evidence and builds
a picture of a very strange world existing at Giza at the end of the last Ice
Age, c. 10,500 BC. He traces its aftermath to southeast Turkey, the mythical land
of Eden, where the Neolithic revolution began immediately afterwards. Was there
a connection? Did a priestly elite travel from the area of the Nile all the way
to the Near East in order to found civilization? Once again, these are theories
which are being borne out today by new discoveries everywhere from southwest Egypt
to Chad and Mali in West Africa suggesting that prior to the end of the last Ice
Age, west and central Africa was the center of advanced human societies that even
produced ceramic pottery before their nearest rivals in southeast Turkey.
The search for the Holy Grail is one of the most enduring medieval romances to have survived into modern times. It concerns the quest for a holy vessel that is thought to have been used at the Last Supper by Jesus and the Disciples, before being brought to Britain by Joseph of Arimathea, and hidden away at Glastonbury, the ancient Isle of Avalon.
only problem is that this is all it is - a romance, without any real basis in
fact. Yet there IS a true Grail. It was the receptacle used by Mary Magdalene
to catch the blood of Jesus as he hung on the Cross of Calvary - the same ointment
jar that held the oil used by her to anoint Jesus on the head and feet prior to
his celebrated entry into Jerusalem. This is the true vessel of the Grail, and
it is the quest to find this artefact that becomes the main theme of Andrew's
dark questing work TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY GRAIL. Visions, dreams and fatalistic
discoveries lead him, his wife Sue and psychic book dealer Richard Ward into ever
more bizarre territory, until finally they take possession of a real Grail - a
Roman scent jar of green alabaster known as the Marian Chalice or Hawkstone Grail.
Andrew attempts to verify the authenticity of this historical artefact, which might easily have come from first century Palestine - the setting for the Gospel stories. He also shows that the early Grail romances were inspired by the gnostic religious teachings of the medieval Cathars, suppressed in the thirteenth century by the Church of Rome.
Plenty to get your teeth into here, including the gnostic connection with the Knights Templar and Rosicrucians, and a line of transmission relating to the guardianship of the true Grail.
260 pages. Black and white plates and illustrations. Comprehensive index.
Soft cover. Virgin, 2005.
THE NEW CIRCLEMAKERS - Insights into the Crop Circle MysterySigned
Unravels the mysteries of the crop circles, and their relationship to prehistoric and sacred sites, mysterious lights, UFOs, fairy lore, and the human mind. Sets out revolutionary new ideas on the existence of plasma life and alien abductions as multi-dimensional experiences. All set against the backdrop of the verdent landscape of Avebury and Alton Barnes in the UK.
is a completely re-written edition of Andrew's 1992 book THE CIRCLEMAKERS, and
includes various new chapters and updates.
THE CYGNUS MYSTERY: Unlocking the Ancient Secret of Life's Origins in the Cosmos
For 17,000 years the constellation of Cygnus, the celestial swan, otherwise known as the Northern Cross, has fascinated the world. It has defined the layout of ancient stone and earthern structures both in the new world and ancient world. Its cruciform star pattern is probably behind the root symbols of major religions, including Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Orphism. Cygnus might even have defined the placement on the ground of the Pyramids of Giza. Why has this one constellation had such an impact on humanity? The answers provided by Andrew in this essential book are ground-breaking, suggesting that in addition to its importance as the marker of the north celestial pole 17,000 years ago, Cygnus's placement on the Milky Way made it easy to imagine as the destination of souls in death, and the centre of our cosmological universe. Beyond this is the sheer possibility that inbound cosmic rays from the Cygnus constellation might well have been influencing human evolution for tens of thousands of years, a fact somehow dimly recognised by our distant ancestors. Andrew also explores the importance of Cygnus in the coming events of 2012, when the new sun of the Maya calendar is reborn from the Milky Way's Cygnus Rift.
- Egypt's Greatest Secret Uncovered
note: we are unable to accept books by post for signing
Andrew will be happy to sign books at all public events.
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