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Zecharia Sitchin ( Russian : Заха́рия Си́тчин Azerbaijani : Zaxariya Sitçin ) (July 11, 1920 – October 9, 2010) [ 1 ] was an Azerbaijani -born American author of books proposing an explanation for human origins involving ancient astronauts . Sitchin attributes the creation of the ancient Sumerian culture to the Anunnaki , which he states was a race of extraterrestrials from a planet beyond Neptune called Nibiru . He believed this hypothetical planet of Nibiru to be in an elongated, elliptical orbit in the Earth 's own Solar System , asserting that Sumerian mythology reflects this view. Sitchin's books have sold millions of copies worldwide and have been translated into more than 25 languages. Sitchin's ideas have been rejected by scientists and academics, who dismiss his work as pseudoscience and pseudohistory . His work has been criticized for flawed methodology and mistranslations of ancient texts as well as for incorrect astronomical and scientific claims. [ 2 ]
For other meanings see New Atlantis (disambiguation) . New Atlantis is a utopian novel by Sir Francis Bacon , published in Latin (as Nova Atlantis ) in 1624 and in English in 1627. In this work, Bacon portrayed a vision of the future of human discovery and knowledge, expressing his aspirations and ideals for humankind. The novel depicts the creation of a utopian land where "generosity and enlightenment, dignity and splendour, piety and public spirit" are the commonly held qualities of the inhabitants of the mythical Bensalem. The plan and organization of his ideal college, Salomon's House (or Solomon's House), envisioned the modern research university in both applied and pure sciences. [ edit ] Plot summary
The Voynich manuscript , described as "the world's most mysterious manuscript", [ 3 ] is a work which dates to the early 15th century (1404–1438), possibly from northern Italy. [ 1 ] [ 2 ] It is named after the book dealer Wilfrid Voynich , who purchased it in 1912. Some pages are missing, but the current version comprises about 240 vellum pages, most with illustrations. Much of the manuscript resembles herbal manuscripts of the 1500s, seeming to present illustrations and information about plants and their possible uses for medical purposes. However, most of the plants do not match known species, and the manuscript's script and language remain unknown and unreadable.
Codex Seraphinianus , originally published in 1981, is an illustrated encyclopedia of an imaginary world, created by the Italian artist, architect and industrial designer Luigi Serafini during thirty months, from 1976 to 1978. [ 1 ] The book is approximately 360 pages long (depending on edition), and written in a strange, generally unintelligible alphabet. Originally published in Italy , the book has since been released in a number of different countries. [ 2 ] The word " Codex " in the title means "book" or "code" (from Latin caudex ), and "Seraphinianus" is derived from the author's last name, Serafini (which in Italian, refers to the seraphs ). Literally, Codex Seraphinianus means Serafini's code . [ 3 ] [ edit ] Description and interpretations
Manly Palmer Hall Concrete & Abstract Factors of the Human Mind Running time 74 minutes This video seminar details how one can maintain the mind as the leader of oneâ€™s physical, vital and emotional existence through observation and reflection; and the ensoulment of Natureâ€™s laws and purposes for the fulfillment of the common good. Concrete & Abstract Factors of the Human Mind
Athanasius Kircher , S.J. , (1601 or 1602–1680) (sometimes erroneously spelled Kirchner ) was a 17th-century German Jesuit scholar who published around 40 works, most notably in the fields of oriental studies , geology , and medicine . Kircher has been compared to fellow Jesuit Roger Boscovich and to Leonardo da Vinci for his enormous range of interests, including discovering works and has been honoured with the title "master of a hundred arts". [ 2 ] A resurgence of interest in Kircher has occurred within the scholarly community in recent decades. The first general-interest biography of Kircher is titled, A Man of Misconceptions: The Life of an Eccentric in an Age of Change , by John Glassie. Kircher claimed to have deciphered the hieroglyphic writing of the ancient Egyptian language , but most of his assumptions and translations in this field were later found to be nonsensical.