I was recently reminded of this controversial author when listening to a ‘lecture’ called Ancient Aliens at the Los Angeles Conscious Living Expo last month. During the course of the evening, his name was mentioned with much respect by several of the well-known guest speakers.
Mr. Sitchin passed over in 2010 but not before he had spent many years exploring his belief that the human so-called “Missing Link” was actually linked to a planet called Nibiru.
It would take too long to go into the details of this authors’ many books that record his research and globe trotting adventures to prove that aliens visited earth. According to Sitchin, they performed what he called “genetic manipulation’ on ancient Man, consequently creating us in their image. He told me (during a telephone conversation that we had) that he was one of only approx. two hundred people in the world that could decipher the ancient Sumerian language and that he had gleaned much of his knowledge of their history from Sumerian archeological findings.
His books are criticized by many in the scientific field as having too many discrepincies – and applauded by thousands that follow his way of thinking.
I became briefly acquainted with Zecharia Sitchin back in the early 1990′s and found him to be a man not easily ‘read’ (no pun intended) At that time. my late-husband and I were enjoying the popularity of our book review publication “Friends Review” and after reading his book “Genesis Revisited” I talked with him (via telephone) a few times and invited him to write an article for our publication, which he did. The article he wrote was interesting but his theme seemed to question why we reviewed such a diversity of subject matter under the heading of Metaphysics. His questioning puzzled me as most people would agree that the metaphysical field covers a wide variety of subjects, besides the subject of aliens. Then, I realized that he was so enamored of his subject that anything outside this realm seemed to be unimportant to him. Of course, his commitment to his subject of alien life-forms was what, no doubt, made his books such best sellers, in spite of the controversies that surrounded them.
A few years later he visited the Pacific North West to give a lecture and naturally I attended. After the evening had ended I approached him and reminded him of our brief telephone encounters that culminated in his article that he wrote. Although he acknowledged knowing who I was, his manner was distant and I got the uncomfortable feeling that he was condescending to talk to me. I came away from the encounter feeling disappointed in the personality of Zecharia Sitchin – but still admiring of his brilliant mind.
As I sit writing this Blog and remembering him and comparing his writings to the man, I find it difficult to reconcile my impressions of the two sides of his personality.His ‘public’ image didn’t seem to match that of the actual person. In the flesh, Zacharia Sitchin didn’t encompass the writer of such intriguing books. So, I choose to remember the man that broadened the ‘horizons’ of so many people (including yours truly) and personally gave me so many hours of reading pleasure. Regardless of whether or not one believes his theories that he claims are fact, one can’t deny that his books stand out as masterful works of literature. They have provided ample sustenance for those in pursuit of the alien existence.
P.S Should you want to learn more about this author and his books, see his biography under Wikapedia.