The 12th Planet: Book I of the Earth Chronicles

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Over the years, startling evidence has been unearthed, challenging established notions of the origins of Earth and life on it, and suggests the existence of a superior race of beings who once inhabited our world. The product of thirty years of intensive research, THE 12TH PLANET is the first book in Zecharia Sitchin's prophetic Earth Chronicles series — a revolutionary body of work that offers indisputable documentary proof of humanity's extraterrestrial forefathers. Travelers from the stars, they arrived eons ...
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Overview

Over the years, startling evidence has been unearthed, challenging established notions of the origins of Earth and life on it, and suggests the existence of a superior race of beings who once inhabited our world. The product of thirty years of intensive research, THE 12TH PLANET is the first book in Zecharia Sitchin's prophetic Earth Chronicles series — a revolutionary body of work that offers indisputable documentary proof of humanity's extraterrestrial forefathers. Travelers from the stars, they arrived eons ago, and planted the genetic seed that would ultimately blossom into a remarkable species...called Man.
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Editorial Reviews

Wisdom Quarterly: American Buddhist Journal
" . . . [supplies] an array of evidence to support the assertion that the earth had been visited by ancient alien astronauts in its past. Sitchin based his conclusions on the written records of Sumer, the 'sudden civilization' that sprang up virtually overnight in the Tigris-Euphrates Valley of modern Iraq. . . . he found an astonishing array of facts that could be corroborated by modern research. What he found was literally mind boggling in 1976, and it remains so today."
From the Publisher
" . . . [supplies] an array of evidence to support the assertion that the earth had been visited by ancient alien astronauts in its past. Sitchin based his conclusions on the written records of Sumer, the 'sudden civilization' that sprang up virtually overnight in the Tigris-Euphrates Valley of modern Iraq. . . . he found an astonishing array of facts that could be corroborated by modern research. What he found was literally mind boggling in 1976, and it remains so today."

" . . . an array of evidence to support the assertion that the earth had been visited by ancient alien astronauts in its past. Sitchin based his conclusions on the written records of Sumer, the "sudden civilization" that sprang up virtually overnight in the Tigris-Euphrates Valley of modern Iraq."

"Sitchin's works are outstandingly different from all others that present this central theme. His linguistic skills in the languages of antiquity and his pursuit of the earliest available texts and artifacts make possible the wealth of photographs and line drawings appearing in his books from tablets, monuments, murals, pottery, and seals."

“Exciting . . . credible . . . most provocative and compelling. The 12th Planet presents documentation for a radical new theory which, by answering some age-old questions, merely widens the ripples in the pool. (As the author notes, “If the Nefilim . . . created Man on Earth, who created the Nefilim?”)

“For thousands of years priests, poets, and scientists have tried to explain how man was created. . . . Now a recognized scholar has come forth with a theory that is the most astonishing of all.”

"One of the most important books on Earth's roots ever written."

"Sitchin is a zealous investigator into man's origins . . . a dazzling performance."

"Read this book to see from a perspective not often offered. Read it to expand your picture of our tiny existence. And beyond that, just enjoy the theorizing and information provided. There are few places that you can find such a compilation."

Feb 2009 Wisdom Quarterly: American Buddhist Journal
" . . . [supplies] an array of evidence to support the assertion that the earth had been visited by ancient alien astronauts in its past. Sitchin based his conclusions on the written records of Sumer, the 'sudden civilization' that sprang up virtually overnight in the Tigris-Euphrates Valley of modern Iraq. . . . he found an astonishing array of facts that could be corroborated by modern research. What he found was literally mind boggling in 1976, and it remains so today."
Feb 2009 American Buddhist Journal
" . . . an array of evidence to support the assertion that the earth had been visited by ancient alien astronauts in its past. Sitchin based his conclusions on the written records of Sumer, the "sudden civilization" that sprang up virtually overnight in the Tigris-Euphrates Valley of modern Iraq."
historian and researcher Rosemary Decker
"Sitchin's works are outstandingly different from all others that present this central theme. His linguistic skills in the languages of antiquity and his pursuit of the earliest available texts and artifacts make possible the wealth of photographs and line drawings appearing in his books from tablets, monuments, murals, pottery, and seals."
Oct 2007 News Worth World in Perspective
"Read this book to see from a perspective not often offered. Read it to expand your picture of our tiny existence. And beyond that, just enjoy the theorizing and information provided. There are few places that you can find such a compilation."
East West Journal
"One of the most important books on Earth's roots ever written."
Rosemary Decker
"Sitchin's works are outstandingly different from all others that present this central theme. His linguistic skills in the languages of antiquity and his pursuit of the earliest available texts and artifacts make possible the wealth of photographs and line drawings appearing in his books from tablets, monuments, murals, pottery, and seals."
News Worth World in Perspective
"Read this book to see from a perspective not often offered. Read it to expand your picture of our tiny existence. And beyond that, just enjoy the theorizing and information provided. There are few places that you can find such a compilation."
American Buddhist Journal
" . . . an array of evidence to support the assertion that the earth had been visited by ancient alien astronauts in its past. Sitchin based his conclusions on the written records of Sumer, the "sudden civilization" that sprang up virtually overnight in the Tigris-Euphrates Valley of modern Iraq."
Wisdom Quarterly: American Buddhist Journal
" . . . [supplies] an array of evidence to support the assertion that the earth had been visited by ancient alien astronauts in its past. Sitchin based his conclusions on the written records of Sumer, the 'sudden civilization' that sprang up virtually overnight in the Tigris-Euphrates Valley of modern Iraq. . . . he found an astonishing array of facts that could be corroborated by modern research. What he found was literally mind boggling in 1976, and it remains so today."
East-West Magazine
“One of the most important books on Earth’s roots ever written.”
United Press International
“Heavyweight scholarship...Now a recognized scholar has come forth with a theory that is the most astonishing of all.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780939680887
  • Publisher: Inner Traditions/Bear & Company
  • Publication date: 5/28/1991
  • Series: Earth Chronicles Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 469,579
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Zecharia Sitchin is an internationally acclaimed author and researcher whose books offer evidence that we are not alone in our own solar system. One of a handful of scholars able to read the Sumerian cuneiform tablets, he has combined archaeology, ancient texts, and the Bible with the latest scientific discoveries to retell the history and prehistory of mankind and planet Earth. His trailblazing books have been translated into more than twenty languages; his first one, an oft-quoted classic, celebrates the thirtieth anniversary of its publication. A graduate of the University of London and a journalist and editor in Israel for many years, he now lives and writes in New York.

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Mustang
Spirit of Freedom 
   Horses have been revered throughout history, honored by the ancient Chinese, many European cultures, and more recently by Native Americans. They exemplify the spirit of freedom. And nothing embodies this spirit as well as the few remaining wild mustangs, who maintain a fierce independence. Horses are considered safe vehicles for travel in both the physical and spiritual worlds. Shamans ride their mustangs through the upper world and the lower world with equal facility. 
   Mustang's gift is the ability to live fully in the moment-the mustang journey is about the ride itself. It is not about going anywhere in particular. With his adventurous spirit, Mustang invites to you surrender yourself fully to the experience of life. Whenever you feel confined, you can climb onto Mustang's back, become one with your horse, know the joy of the wind in your hair, and fly. Mustang teaches you to trust in the moment and also a reminds you to recognize your own magnificence. Although you can take this journey any time, I chose Mustang for the final journey in this new edition in order to culminate with the powerful, exhilarating experience of freedom. 
Mustang Journey
[Do the Cauldron alchemy and connect to Thoth. . . . ]
   Thoth points to the sky, where you see beautiful, billowing white clouds. As you admire the shifting cloud patterns, the shape of a horse emerges. . . . You wonder what it would be like to jump onto the back of this great horse and ride. As soon as this thought forms in your mind, the cloud horse drops down to the ground and becomes a pinto stallion, galloping at the head of a herd of wild mustangs. You find yourself in a vast meadow surrounded by rolling hills. The herd of mustangs thunders by, racing the wind with joyous abandon
   As the horse from the clouds leads the mustangs through the meadow, allow yourself to feel the desire to run free with the herd. You call out, "Help me to be free, help me to know freedom."  The lead horse hears your call and stops-he turns to face you but keeps his distance. . . . Become very still. . . . Without moving, you and the horse observe each other. In order to ride this horse, you must gain his trust. And he must gain yours in return. To give him time, remain perfectly still, with your heart open. Maintain this neutral space as the horse slowly, slowly inches his way toward you.
   Finally this magnificent mustang stands directly in front of you. Stay quiet and focus on the horse. He circles your body once before coming around to face you; then he nods in recognition-you have become present enough to receive his gift. With his permission, you mount, swinging easily onto his bare back. As you grab hold of his mane he starts to move slowly, then breaks into a lope, heading out to catch up with the herd. . . . Lean over his neck and feel his body rippling under you. You are aware of his strength, his sure sense of direction, and his joy in the run. Allow yourself to merge with the horse, to fully experience this moment as he does. . . . [Pause.] 
   As soon as Mustang feels that you are one with him, he breaks into a gallop, bounding across the meadow and over the hills; then he leaps into the air and flies up and up, into the clouds and beyond. Feel the wind sweeping by and experience this exquisite sense of freedom. Enjoy your ride. . . . [Long pause.] 
   When you feel complete with your journey, you fly back down through the atmosphere and through the clouds, until you and the mustang touch Earth. You return to the place where Mustang found you and dismount. Looking up, you see an eagle circling overhead. It drops a beautiful, spotted eagle feather, which you retrieve with gratitude and tie to the mane of your magnificent, magical mustang as your gift of appreciation. . . . 
Thoth is there waiting for you. Take a moment to share your experience with him. . . . 
[Thoth will help you back into your physical body and ordinary consciousness. 
Be sure to ground and center. . . .]

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Table of Contents


Author's Note

Prologue: Genesis

1 The Endless Beginning
2 The Sudden Civilization
3 Gods of Heaven and Earth
4 Sumer: Land of the Gods
5 The Nefilim: People of the Fiery Rockets
6 The Twelfth Planet
7 The Epic of Creation
8 Kingship of Heaven
9 Landing on Planet Earth
10 Cities of the Gods
11 Mutiny of the Anunnaki
12 The Creation of Man
13 The End of All Flesh
14 When the Gods Fled from Earth IS Kingship on Earth


Sources

Index

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  • Posted September 15, 2009

    The Earth Chronicles written by Zecharia Sitchin

    I wonder how many people have heard about Zecharia Sitchin. He has written extensively over the last thirty five years on topics that most people would consider important for a variety of reasons; cosmology, cosmogony, archeology, paleontology, linguistics, history, geography, ufology, Sumerology, theology, and a few other 'ologies' as well as being one of the few people on earth who can actually read and decipher ancient cuneiform writing.
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    Born in Russia, he immigrated to Israel and then on to New York where he presently lives and continues to write. His knowledge in the fields he writes about is broad and deep and the passion he reveals for the related topics he writes about is evident in every one of his books. His writing abilities are matched by his expert knowledge in a broad range of fields that literally encompass the entire planet.
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    So, just what is it about Zecharia Sitchin that makes him a unique man, writer and teacher?
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    The answer to this question is simple; he not only wondered about the beginning and cause of our solar system and the beginning of mankind, he did something about it ~ he dug into the trash-bin of the ancient past and put together the intricate pieces of a story that literally surpass any science-fiction book ever written. Only, what he wrote (and continues to write) about 'ain't' fiction!
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    Many years ago I wrote a long review on some of his books, starting with his first, The 12th Planet. I'll link it here for those who would like to read it. It's called Impression of the Earth Chronicles.
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    Once you begin to get acquainted with Mr. Sitchin and his writings, I feel certain you will be captured by what he has to say; the conclusions he makes with reference to the history of our planet, from its 'creation' to the present time, as well as mankind's fate.
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    Below is a list of books that Sitchin has published which comprise
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    The Earth Chronicles:
    The 12th Planet (1976)
    The Stairway to Heaven
    The Wars of Gods and Men
    The Lost Realms
    When Time Began
    The Cosmic Code
    The End of Days
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    Companion Books:
    Genesis Revisited
    Divine Encounters
    The Lost Book of Enki
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    Autobiographical Books:
    The Earth Chronicles Expeditions
    Journeys to a Mystical Past
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    If you love a mystery; if you're interested in what the ancients thought and wrote about pertaining to earth's beginnings and mankind's entrance onto its landscape, as well as a comprehensive understanding of mankind's relationship to the "Lofty Ones"; those who came down to earth 450,000 years ago and created a full-blown civilization then you will love what Zecharia Sitchin has to say in his excellent rendition, fully encompassed in The Earth Chronicles.

    10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2012

    What is with the price?

    Why is the paperback $4 but the paperless digital copy is near $20?

    Does not compute.

    6 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2007

    Not for the unscholarly...

    I was very excited about reading this book, until I got to about page 20 and could not push myself to go further. It was too complicated a read for me. I am interested and open to the author's ideas and wish I could have continued, but I found that due to the writing style I couldn't comfortably grasp the concept of what he was saying and it just wouldn't flow...it was too complex. A scholarly mind and/or background knowledge of world history and its terminology would be of great value to the reader of this one.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 7, 2011

    Exciting

    We live in a day and age where a person seems to either believe in a mono-theistic God (I.e. Christians, Jews, Muslims) or not. I'm part of the latter group.

    This book, instead of focusing on how "existence" began, tackles the question of "how did man evolve on this planet". The author provides an enormous amount of data to support his theories that man was "created" by an alien race. These aliens were considered "Gods" by man at the time, and most common folklore (modern religions) base their faith and beliefs on books written thousands of years AFTER these events transpired.

    It is not a tough jump to make. The author provides emperical evidence to support his claims, unlike most biblical stories. He is an expert in ancient Summerian cuniform tablets and uses them extensively in his discussions.

    I'd certainly recommend this book. It was a nice surprise.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2009

    excellent research very comprehensive good for everyone

    puts a new and better meaning to our biblical accounts, actually accentuates the biblical stories, without the governments involvement. Makes one realize how the great maker has carried the lines down thru time to the fulfillment. Makes one a better CHRIST follower.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 26, 2012

    A perfect book for those people with the question of "who we are and where we come from?" A must read for EVERYONE!

    When I first started reading this book I was immediately intrigued and glued to the pages from the very begining. All of the ancient texts that the author references to is real backed by proof "IN STONE" literally and told thousands of years ago just recently rediscovered and deciphered. The index in the back of the book is amazing with more then plenty of research that went into this "literary masterpiece." "Zecharia Sitchin" does a tremendous job of bringing together all of these ancient stories of "gods" and "celestial beings" and putting it all together in a book that is very fascinating and not hard to follow at all. You do not have to be a rocket scientist or be knowledgable in astronomy or ancient civilaztions to understand the point that the author is trying to make. "We are not alone" and I think that someday, hopefully sooner then later more scholars, scientist, and just downright everyday people will have to look at all of this given knowlege that has been laid right in front of our very eyes from the very begining of time. The ancient Sumerians were apparently very advanced for their time. All of the thousands of ancient sumerian texts (which is written in STONE) that have recently been discovered is undeniable proof that there is something more to our life as humans and our very civilization that we have today than what we are led to believe in mainstream archaeology. The proof is out there for us to see plain as day and I think that its past time we utilize our knowledge and more so plain common sense that has been given to us. Call it "god" or "religion" it all stems from one single believe that over time has changed and been told over and over again, until the main point of the knowledge that was intentionally left for "us" to see, has gotten away from the point that it was intentionally left for. "Zecharia Sitchin" nailed this main "idea" in "The 12th Planet". The idea is there and written in history for us to see. I can't wait to order his next book in the "Earth Chronicle" series so that I can dive deeper into this lost knowledge that was left from our "ancenstors from the stars", this lost knowledge which everyone should be taking a more serious look into. All of this knowledge and proof of something more could stand up in court today, but we are too comfortable as a people in what we have been led to believe that we might get out of our "comfort zone" which makes people feel uneasy, which is understandable. It's not so far fetched to believe in such things, and I personally don't feel that it goes against religion in any way, but merely enhances the "true meaning that was meant to be left behind." I have been rambling on and on here about this book and then some so I hope this review helps anyone out there that is interested in this what seems today as a "controversial matter." It isn't controversial, but we as a people need to just open or minds and use the brain that was given to us. We are meant for great things. And we can achieve greater things then what is currently going on in the world today. "WE ARE MEANT FOR SOMETHING WAY MORE THEN THE WAY WE ARE LIVING TODAY, AND ITS A SHAME WE AREN'T UTILIZING THIS KNOWLEDGE"

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2011

    Great read

    Fun and easy to follow. Although I'm not new to the ideas presented in this book I enjoyed it. The author does a fantastic job presenting his ideas and backing them up with facts. Very similar to Ancient Aliens and eye opening. Totally recommend it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 21, 2010

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    12th Planet

    Very good book to read if you interested in the origins of man and it's ancient history. Very creative theory of how modern man came about. A must read for anyone starting to read on such matter...

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2009

    12th Planet

    Mr Sitchin write a compelling story about Earth's ancient history. Some of the references he uses are very interesting in their own right. Thought provoking and informative. Worth a read.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2014

    Review of the twelth planet

    I liked this book it was a very informative and well written book.the way it went from the various peoples texts to the scientific evidence was fun to read. I wpuld recommend this book it was a fun read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2012

    Put on your rubber boots!

    And cuff your pants.

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2012

    Aliens

    This is an alien book called the 9th planet cool

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 26, 2009

    uneducated writer

    I do not know foreign languages or reading ancient inscriptions or tablets,BUT. In chapter 7; to have the planets to be lined up as he said does NOT happen often. Saying that Pluto was the outer planet; he didn't know that astronomers would discover and bodies farther out and some larger that Pluto ( Plutinos ). Also the part about the Moon originateing from a depression that formed the Pacific Ocean; He didn't know about plate tectonics. All in all it was , to me, a book of fantasy and waste of money. There is no reason to read any other books in the series. Also the parts about staged rockets, there would be SOMETHING left to indicate mining and construction of these so called rockets not to mention the development and storage of fuels and oxidizer.

    0 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2003

    Eye Opener

    I read this book in the late 70s. Talk about having most of my questions answered, and theories validated. I have recommended this book to anyone that 'has to know,' and still do to this day. Most of history is difficult to prove one way or another and even this book must be gleaned for its facts, but it stands in the forefront of what I accept as truth. I highly recommend it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2001

    Review by one who's 70-something

    Mind blowing! Fascinating! Convincing!

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