Alan F. Alford, B Com., FCA,
MBA, is an independent researcher and author, who is widely recognised
as one of the worlds leading authorities on ancient mythology
and the origin of world religions. In 2003, he presented his
theories on the Great Pyramid in "The Daily Mail" and on "The
Richard and Judy Show" (Channel 4 television).
Born in 1961, Alan Alford gained a degree in Commerce from the University
of Birmingham in 1982, became a qualified chartered accountant in
1985, and was awarded an MBA in 1993.
In the mid-1980s, Alan Alford became intrigued by the ancient
astronaut theory of Erich von Daniken, and began to devote
a significant portion of his spare time to researching the ancient
visiting the worlds ancient sites, and pondering the eternal
questions of who we are and where we come from. As at 2003, he has
visited more than twenty-four countries, including Greece, Egypt,
Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, Mexico, Peru, Bolivia, China and Nepal,
he has personally carried out a seventeen-year literature study on
the many opposing theories which attempt to explain the riddles of
In 1996, Alan Alford self-published his first book Gods of
the New Millennium, in support of the theory of ancient
visitation, and began to sell it worldwide via the Internet. Within
a few months, the title was acquired by Hodder and Stoughton,
relaunched it in 1997, at which time it became a number eleven bestseller
in the UK (it has subsequently been translated into nine languages).
The praise received for this book makes it by far the most popular
his works - see Reviews.
Since turning full-time researcher in 1996, Alan Alford has published
five further books.
In 1998, Alan Alfords second book The Phoenix Solution
was published by Hodder and Stoughton. In this book, Alan focused
his attention on the mysteries of ancient Egypt and argued that Egyptian
myth described a catastrophic creation. This remarkable discovery supported
by the eminent historian Michael Rice who wrote the Foreword to
the book has
shaped all of Alans subsequent work, and caused him to retract
a key portion of the ancient astronaut evidence which
he cited in his first book.
In April 2000, Alan Alford’s third book ‘When The Gods
Came Down’ was published by Hodder and Stoughton. In this book,
Alan argued that the gods of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia personified
the cataclysm of creation, and that the same idea, in occulted form,
was to be found in the religions of Judaism and Christianity. Controversially,
he argued that the crucifixion of Christ symbolised the cataclysmic
death and rebirth of the Universe. ‘When The Gods Came Down’ is
widely recognised as one of the boldest and most original books
ever written on the subject of religion - see Reviews.
In October 2001, Alan Alford self-published his fourth book ‘The
Atlantis Secret’, and began to sell it worldwide to a more
limited and discerning readership. In this book, Alan demonstrated
that the Greek gods too personified the cataclysm of creation, and
that Plato had encoded this secret into his Theory of Forms, into
his account of the creation of the Universe by the Demiourgos, and
into his story of the war between Ancient Athens and Atlantis. Taking
his lead from Plato, Alan brought out for the first time the highly
spiritual nature of the cataclysm of creation. Quite remarkably,
Alan won support for his theory of Atlantis from none other than
Professor Christopher Gill of Exeter University in England – one
of the world’s leading experts on Plato and the Atlantis story – who
penned a Foreword to the book.
In May 2003, Alford self-published his fifth book ‘Pyramid
of Secrets’, subtitled ‘The Architecture of the Great
Pyramid Reconsidered in the Light of Creational Mythology’,
in which he argued that the Great Pyramid of Giza was a symbol of
the creation, a tomb for a king, and a sealed repository or time
capsule in which the builders deposited sacred relics and scientific
knowledge for the benefit of a future generation, or race of man.
In his view, the Pyramid still contains an intact burial chamber,
a number of intact secret passages, and several repository rooms
whose contents will vindicate his theory of Egyptian religion.
October 2004, Alan self-published his magnum opus 'The Midnight
Sun', subtitled 'The Death and Rebirth of God in Ancient Egypt',
in which he demonstrated that Egyptian religion was not a cult
of the sun but a cult of creation. As proof of his theory, he
pinpointed the exact location of the undiscovered tomb of Khufu
- Egypt's greatest pyramid builder - hidden in a network of caves
beneath the Great Pyramid, and invited the authorities to put
his theories to the test.
Prior to becoming a full-time author, Alan Alford worked as a chartered
accountant for several medium-sized PLCs in the UK, gaining experience
in the construction, aerospace and water supply industries.
Alan Alford gained his chartered accountancy qualification with first-time
passes in 1985. He gained his degree in Commerce from the University
of Birmingham in 1982 (2:1 honours with distinction in business decision-making).
His MBA was awarded by Coventry University in 1993. His GMAT score
for MBA admission was 680 points, placing him in the top 4 per cent
of those graduates taking the exam.
Alan Alford is married, with no children as yet, and he lives in
Alan Alford has no religious or political affiliations.
Alans hobbies include: fitness training; meteorite-collecting;
motorcycling; mountain biking; music and hi-fi; reading; skiing; travelling;
and hill walking.
Alans aims in life are: firstly, to achieve personal spiritual
enlightenment; and secondly, to lay the groundwork for an eventual
unification of all the worlds religions.
Alan F. Alford
c/o Eridu Books
71 Sirdar Road
Tel/Fax: within UK 02380 559499 or 07000 772000; from overseas +44
Email: send to "alford" at the domain "eridu dot co dot uk".
Or, better still, replace "alford" by the name of the chief
Sumerian god of Eridu (four letters). If you experience a problem contacting
the "alford" address, this will mean that I have abandoned
it - a likely prospect owing to the flood of spam that has turned this
mailbox into a cesspit of filth.