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

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The cover of Andrew Collins's new book The Cygnus Key: Göbekli Tepe and the Birth of Egypt.
Cover artwork by Russell Hossain

In 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).

The 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 Way’s 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 Egypt’s 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

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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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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 Atlantis’s destruction

• Compares Plato’s account with ancient legends from the indigenous people of North and South America, such as the Maya, the Quiché, and the Yuchi of Oklahoma


For more information on the subject matter of this DVD presentation see Andrew Collins's upcoming book on Denisovans, Neanderthals, and the search for the lost world of the Human Hybrids, published by Inner Traditions/Bear & Co. in 2016 . See Andrew at the Origins Conference 2015
Lost 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

Göbekli Tepe: Genesis of the Gods

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A 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.

Locations include: USA - Roswell, New Mexico; Piedmont. Missouri; Marfa, Texas; Allagash, Maine; Brown Mountain, North Carolina; Indian Head Rock, New Hampshire; Yakima/Mt. Adams, Washingon State. UK - Avebury, Alton Barnes, Warminster. Introduction by Gregory L. Little.

Guide book format. Textured cover. 415 pages. Many maps and illustrations. Index. Colour plates


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Paperback, size 6" x 9", silky matt cover; 378 pages in black type on faded beige, & 66 integrated, black and white illustrations. Published by ABC Books of Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, UK

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DVD - 83 minutes
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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.

The 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.

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U.S.A. -$19.95 with postage and packing $24) Europe- Euro 15 (with postage and packing Euro 20) Rest of the World-£13.99 (with postage and packing £18.00)

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Path of Souls: The Native American Death Journey: Cygnus, Orion, the Milky Way, Giant Skeletons in Mounds, & the Smithsonian by Gregory Little.

With an extensive Foreword and Afterword by Andrew Collins (Archetype Books, Memphis, TN, 2014)

Path of Souls

The Native American Death Journey: Cygnus, Orion, the Milky Way, Giant Skeletons in Mounds, & the Smithsonian.

With contributions from Andrew Collins.

Andrew has written the foreword and an afterword to this stunning new book from Dr Gregory Little on the relationship between Cygnus and Orion in ancient cultures, and the origins of Native American star myths. Andrew examines the giant skeletons of North America and finds compelling evidence that they were human hybrids, most likely an admixture between the recently discovered human sub-species known as Denisovans and Archaic Modern Humans (AMH). He concludes that Native American star myths involving the Milky Way as the Path of Souls, and Cygnus and Orion as gateways to the afterlife, might well have been carried on to the American Continent in Late Paleolithic times, ca. 15,000-8500 BC, by groups that included human hybrids of exceptional height and striking appearance.

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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.

ATA Productions. 51 minutes duration. Universal format. 2007.

UK price £ 12. USA price US$ 24. Europe price Euro 18. Rest of the World £14. All prices include postage and packing.


FROM THE ASHES OF ANGELS - The Forbidden Legacy Of A Fallen Race

A 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.

FROM THE ASHES OF ANGELS shows that this fabulous account stems from very real events that took place in the Near East, the cradle of civilization and the site of the historical land of Eden, in the millennia following the end of the last ice age. It is in fact a memory of a priestly or shamanic elite that arrived in the area, and began the process of the Neolithic revolution, creating a number of firsts for humanity including agriculture, metallurgy, architecture, beautification of the body, writing, divination and much more. What is more the descendents of the Watchers, the Nephilim and Anakim, lived on through until the second millennium BC, when they were finally wiped out by the rest of humanity.

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.


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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.

436 pages. Black and white plates and illustrations. Comprehensive index.


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ALIEN ENERGY - UFOs, Ritual Landscape and the Human Mind

In 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.

Soft cover. 248 pages. Black and white photos and illustrations.
Comprehensive index. Eagle Wing Books. 2003.


GODS OF EDEN - Egypt's Lost Legacy and the Genesis of Civilisation

How 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.

464 pages. Black and white plates and illustrations. Comprehensive index. Paperback. Bear & Co., 1999.


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The Quest for a Legend

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.

The 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.


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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.

This is a completely re-written edition of Andrew's 1992 book THE CIRCLEMAKERS, and includes various new chapters and updates.

Soft cover. 262 pages. Colour plates. Black and white illustrations. Comprehensive index. 4th Dimension Press, 2008.


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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.


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BENEATH THE PYRAMIDS - Egypt's Greatest Secret Uncovered

Beneath the Pyramids of Giza lies a cave world that defined the location of the pyramid field and acted as a role model for the duat-underworld of the ancient Egyptian texts. Long rumoured to exist, it was rediscovered after nearly 200 years of obscurity by Andrew Collins and his team in March 2008. His incredible journey of discovery is outlined in this fascinating book, which includes colour plates of the caves, and all that was seen and found down in the darkness beneath Giza's famous plateau. In March 2010 the tomb entrance to the caves was sealed, so one of your only sights of what they contain is this book. Essential for the Hall of records and Cayce reader.

262 pages.
Soft cover. Colour plates and black and white illustrations. Comprehensive index. 4th Dimension Press. 2009.

Price for UK is £15.99 + £2.50 postage and packing. Euro 25 for Europe, including postage. $38.50 for USA, including postage. £23.99 for the Rest of the World including postage.


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