Welcome to the Official 'Alan Alford Website'.
is an independent researcher and author, who is increasingly being
recognised as the world’s leading authority on ancient mythology,
mysticism and the esoteric meaning of ancient and modern religions.
His interests also encompass ancient wisdom, archaeological anomalies,
the origins of Homo sapiens, and the nature of consciousness.
the mid-1980s, Alan Alford has been on a quest for the truth of
human existence, seeking answers to the eternal questions of who
we are and where we come from. Inspired, in the first instance,
by the controversial theories of Erich von Daniken and Zecharia Sitchin,
Alford has focused his research on the enigmatic ‘gods’ of
ancient mythology, pursuing his quest with one single-minded objective – to
decode the secrets of the gods and thereby understand who or what
these gods actually were.
One of the most notable
features of Alan Alford’s quest has
been his willingness to challenge his own preconceptions, as
well as those of others. In 1998, he stunned readers of his first book ‘Gods
of the New Millennium’ by issuing a retraction of his ‘flesh
and blood gods’ theory in his sequel ‘The Phoenix
in which he argued that the Egyptian gods personified the cataclysmic
powers of creation. Alford’s arguments were indeed so powerful
that Zecharia Sitchin, the world’s leading ancient astronaut
theorist, threatened him with a 50 million dollar lawsuit on
the grounds that his comments discredited his (Sitchin’s)
theories and destroyed his reputation.
In fact, Alford’s
primary aim has been to promote his own theories rather than
attacking competitor theories, and this he has done in
three further books: ‘When The Gods Came Down’,
Catastrophic Roots of Religion Revealed’ (published by
Hodder and Stoughton in April 2000); ‘The Atlantis Secret’,
subtitled ‘A Complete Decoding of Plato’s Lost
by Eridu Books in October 2001); and ‘Pyramid of Secrets’,
subtitled ‘The Architecture of the Great Pyramid Reconsidered
in the Light of Creational Mythology’ (published by Eridu
Books in May 2003).
In these books, Alford
argues that ancient religions were ‘cults
of creation’ – i.e. cults whose primary aim was
to celebrate and re-enact perpetually the myth of the creation
of the Universe – and
that the gods personified the cataclysmic powers of creation.
And he demonstrates, beyond any doubt, that these ancient
a profound legacy of creational and cataclysmic thought to
modern-day Judaism and Christianity.
But Alford is no Velikovskian
catastrophist. Rather, he suggests that the cataclysm of
creation was a mythical event which
dated to the beginning of time – little different in
principle from the modern myth of the Big Bang. As far as
human history is concerned,
he calls only for the recognition of cometary and meteoritic
phenomena as contributory factors to the development of man’s
theories on the origins of the Universe. Thus has Alford
carved out his own
distinctive niche as a pioneering interpreter of ancient
myth, religion and philosophy.
Alan Alford would now
like to welcome you personally to his website....