THE GODS CAME DOWN
The Catastrophic Roots of Religion Revealed
The Gods Came Down’, published in April 2000, Alan Alford
provides answers to some of the greatest questions imaginable:
- How should
we understand the term ‘God’? Why was the Old
Testament God Yahweh such a violent character?
- Who was
Jesus Christ? In what sense was he ‘the son of God’?
Why was he crucified? What was meant by his resurrection?
- Who were
Adam and Eve? Why were they created in the image of God? Where
the Garden of Eden?
- Who was
Noah? Why was there a Flood? What exactly was Noah’s
- Who was
Moses? Where was Mount Sinai? What was the Ark of the Covenant?
investigation focuses on the parallels between Judaeo-Christian
mythology and the older myths of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia.
These earlier myths, he explains, used the principles of
personification and allegory to encode
a story of a cataclysmic creation of the Universe. The God
and the gods personified the cataclysmic destruction of the old
cosmic order, the fall of the sky, and
the seeding of the earth.
his findings to Judaeo-Christianity, Alford unveils
the secret meaning of God’s creation of the heavens
and Earth, the Flood, the creation of man, and the Exodus,
as the concept of original sin. And he goes on to reveal
that the true Jesus Christ belonged to the mythical beginning
of time, the story of his death and resurrection being an
ingenious esoteric parable for the death
and rebirth of the cosmos. If Jesus existed two thousand
years ago, he argues, then in all probability he was a human
who played the role of the primeval
Christ in a Passion play.
In summary, ‘When The Gods
Came Down’ presents a new theory of myth
which has profound implications for our understanding of
modern religion and important ramifications for other theories
of myth (e.g. the weather-gods theory;
the ancient astronaut theory; the Euhemerist theory; the
Saturn theory). Without reservation, we recommend this book
as one of the most original, enlightening,
and liberating studies of the 20th and 21st centuries. But
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