Secrets of a
Phoenix Solution', published in August 1998, is Alan Alford's second
book. It focuses exclusively on ancient Egypt.
the first part of this book, Alan Alford criticises the theories
of both orthodox and new-age authorities, and sets out a more reasonable,
albeit revolutionary, chronology for the Sphinx and the Pyramids
of Giza. His well-argued adopted pyramids theory suggests
that the two giant pyramids at Giza were adopted and
not built by the Egyptian kings Khufu and Khafre. This highly-acclaimed
study is absolutely essential reading for anyone who is interested
in the Giza controversy.
In the latter part of this book, Alford delves into the mysteries
of ancient Egyptian religion, and concludes that it was a
cult of creation,
with extensive similarities to the modern exploded
planets hypothesis of American astronomer Dr Tom Van Flandern.
Is this just a coincidence, he asks, or did a lost civilisation
(or lost race) possess an advanced scientific knowledge of the
origins of our solar system? Note: this idea is modified in
Alford’s third book ‘When The Gods Came Down’,
whilst his interpretation of Egyptian religion is refined considerably
in his fourth and fifth books, ‘Pyramid of Secrets’ and ‘The
Unusually, for a book of this genre, The Phoenix Solution
has won support from the eminent English historian Michael Rice,
who has hailed Alfords work as a tremendous thesis,
which presents an entirely new dimension to Egyptology.
In his Foreword to the
book, Michael Rice rates Alfords cataclysm theory as
being of comparable significance to Hamlets
Mill (by de Santillana and von Dechend) and to the various works
mythologist Joseph Campbell. To paraphrase, Rice is saying, in
effect, that The Phoenix Solution is the most important
book to have been published on ancient Egypt during the past thirty
Readers of Alan Alfords first book are warned that The
Phoenix Solution calls for a re-evaluation of certain aspects
of the ancient astronaut theory. We have no hesitation,
however, in recommending this book as a sequel to Gods of
the New Millennium. In our opinion, it will be recognised
in years to come as one of the classic works of the late-20th century.