Gods of Eden

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They Came To Earth Millions Of Years
Ago To Spread The Poison Of Hatred,
War And Catastrophe...

They Are With Us Still...

Human history is a seemingly endless succession of bloody conflicts and devastating turmoil. Yet, inexplicably, in the light of astonshing intellectual and technological advancement, Man's progress has been halted in one...

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Overview

They Came To Earth Millions Of Years
Ago To Spread The Poison Of Hatred,
War And Catastrophe...

They Are With Us Still...

Human history is a seemingly endless succession of bloody conflicts and devastating turmoil. Yet, inexplicably, in the light of astonshing intellectual and technological advancement, Man's progress has been halted in one crucial area: he still indulges the primitive beast within and makes war upon his neighbors.

As a result of seven years of intense research, William Bramley has unconvered the sinister thread that links humanity's darkest events — from the wars of the ancient pharaohs to the assissination of JFK. In this remarkable, shocking and absolutely compelling work, Bramley presents disturbing evidence of an alien presence on Earth — extraterrestrial visitors who have conspired to dominate Humankind through violence and chaos since the beginning of time...a conspiracy which continues to this very day.

Why was the Black Death in Europe accompanied by a large number of UFO sightings? Do major world religions tell the truth--or have they been subtly corrupted? Who controls human destiny? This shocking work presents evidence of alien visitors to Earth--who have conspired to dominate humankind through violence since the beginning of time.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780380718078
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/28/1993
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 147,383
  • Product dimensions: 4.18 (w) x 6.75 (h) x 1.03 (d)

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Chapter One

The Search Begins



WHEN I FIRST began researching the origins of human warfare, certainly the furthest thing from my mind were UnidentifiedFlying Objects, better known as "UFOs." 'The many flying saucer magazines which once graced the newsstands were, in my opinion, not worthy of serious consideration.* I also did not feel that the UFO phenomenon was terribly important even if it was evidence of an extraterrestrial race. Solving the down-to-earth problems of war and human suffering seemed so much more important than arguing over whether or not "little green men from Mars" might occasionally be visiting Earth.

I began researching this book in 1979; however, my desire to see an end to war arose much earlier in life, at just about the age of eight. Back then, war movies were very popular in my circle of friends. Our favorite game was playing "army." I usually commanded one squad of kids and my friend David led the opposition. We filled our imaginary battles with the same glamor and altruism we saw , on television. We had no greater hero than the late actor Vic Morrow who would gallantly lead his army squad to victory every week on the television series, Combat!

One Saturday afternoon I was watching a Hollywood war movie on television. It was like any other war movie except that it contained a short piece of numbing realism. For the first time in my life, I found myself looking at documentary film footage of an actual Nazi concentration camp. Long after the images vanished off the television screen, I was haunted by the pictures of skeleton-like bodies being thrown into large pit. Like so many other people, I hadtrouble fathoming the souls of the Nazis who could shove human beings into brick ovens like loaves of bread and moments later pulled out the charred remains. Within a minute, those grainy black-and-white images presented a true picture of war. Behind the curt and stirring oratory, war is little but degraded psychosis. While war movies and games can sometimes be fun, the red thing is unconscionable.

For centuries,scientists and thinkers have attempted to solve theriddle, of why people go to war. They have observed Earth's creatures fight among themselves at one time or another, usually over food, territory, or mating. Aggression seems to be a universal behavior related to survival. Other factors also contribute to the creation of wars. The analyst must take into onsideration such variables as human psychology, sociology, political leadership, economic conditions, and the natural surroundings. Many thinkers, however, haveerroneously equated all human motives with motives found in the animal kingdom. This is a mistake because intelligence breeds complexity. As creatures rise in intelligence, their motivations tend to become more elaborate. It is easy to understand the mental stimuli in two alley cats squabbling over a scrap of food, but it would be a mistake to attribute as simple a state of mind to a terrorist planting a bomb in an airport.

I began this study as the result of a single idea I had encountered. The concept is certainly not a new one, and at first it seems narrow in in scope. The idea is nevertheless quite important because it addresses a motivation which can only be formulated by creatures of high intelligence:

War can be its own valuable commodity.The simple existence of violent conflict between groups of people can, in itself, be valuable to someone regardless of the issues over which people are fighting. An obvious example iS an armaments manufacturer selling military hardware to waning nations, or a lending institution making loan to governments during wartime. Both can achieve an economic benefit from the mere existence of war as long as the violence does not directly touch them.

The value of war as a commodity extends well beyond monetary gain:

War can be an effective tool for maintaining social and political control over a large population.

In the sixteenth century, Italy consisted of numerous independent principalities which were often at war with one another.When a prince conquered a neighboring city, he would sometimes breed internal conflicts among the vanquished citizens. This was an effective, way to maintain political control over the people because the endless squabbling prevented the vanquished people from engaging in unified action against the conqueror. It did not greatly matter over what issues the people bickered so long as they valiantly struggled against one another and not against the conquering prince.

A state Of war can also be used to encourage populations to think in ways that they would not otherwise do, and to accept the formation of institutions that they would normally reject. The longer a nation involves itself in wars, the more entrenched those institutions and ways of thinking will become.

Most comprehensive history books contain brief references to this type of manipulative third party activity. it is no secret, for example, that prior to the American Revolution, France had sent intelligence agents to America to stir up colonial discontent against the British Crown. it is also no secret that the German military had aided Lenin and the Bolsheviks in the Russian revolution of 1917. Throughout all of history, people and nations have benefited from, and have contributed to, the existence of other people's conflicts.

Intrigued by these, concepts, I resolved to do a study to determine just how important the third party factor has been in human history. I wanted to discover what common threads, if any, may have existed between various third party influences in history. It was my hope that this study would offer added insights into how and by whom history has been made.

What resulted from this modest goal was one of the most extraordinary odysseys I have ever taken. The trail of investigation move through a complex labyrinth of remarkable facts, startling theories and everything in between.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2003

    The thruth is out there

    This book is 90% of knowledge I have collected during my life(42 years).It is really basic knowledge for the initiated persons.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2004

    It's about time something made sense!

    Yup! This is DEFINATLEY the book to buy if you want to make some sense out of the BIBLE and the many stories we know about but don't really understand! If you check out Mr. Bramley's references, you can see WHY this book has a chilling sense of TRUTH and quite shocking actually. Not to mention that William's writing is easy to read and sets you up to fully grasp whats coming next! Go ahead and give him a chance to take you on a journey! That's what I felt like. This is one book I could not put down for a break. THUMBS UP! William, thanx for being brave and telling the Truth in a way we can all understand. J.B.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2000

    Beliefs stomped on by facts.

    At first I started to think this guy was writing to grab your interest and I was not going to buy it. While on vacation, a friend suggested this book and after reading 2 chapters I ran out and bought it, I had to have it because I had to read the entire thing. Look past the cover, it reminded me of one of those science fiction series they offer. Two Chapters into the book and I was hooked. Not only is it written extremely well but the facts that he presents are those that can be researched and verified for yourself. Mr. Bramley has an extensive footnote section documenting his facts. I enjoyed this book as it touched on many different parts of our society. Religion, secret societies, Extraterestials and how this has all shaped our history and the present. One of my favorites is his story about Mary, the mother of Jesus.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2000

    Praise for William Bramley's 'The Gods of Eden'

    I have always thought that the Bible was nothing more than a myth, humans are the supreme beings on this earth, and secret societies were of interest, but were never a threat to the world. After reading this book, I thought 'Are we actually being controlled and manipulated by extraterrestrials? Who truly is Jesus? Did extraterrestrials actually create us and contact us through miracles and visions that have been considered to be some message of a 'God'? What really are Buddha's teachings? These are just a few of all the questions addressed in this book. This book is classified as 'New Age' material, but I assure everybody that this book is not religious bull. This book is well researched and thought out and scholarly. Never before have I read a book as controversial as this.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 6, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Hidden history everyone should be made aware of.

    What is interesting to me about William Bramley's work, is that he stumbled across this avenue of research while endeavoring another area. How clean and unbiased can anyone get? He delved into the subject matter like a vice squad investigator uncovering information on a hot trail. I have since seen him in interviews where he was not aware of certain information I was privy to in my research, which I thought was more broadly known. Once again this only displays his purity of mind with no agenda.

    There is a great deal of other work brought forth lately corroborating his findings in addition to the works of Zacharia Sitchin. Not that these are exact fact and truth word for word, but as one pieces together information from various sources I find them "more correct than incorrect."

    Another researcher to look into is Joseph P. Farrell, sharing his work from over the years. His book "Cosmic War," a culmination of his "Giza Death Star" series, is highly recommended.

    My quest is to absorb as much corroborating information that I can before any possible cataclysm or personal demise. Knowledge is power, and this certainly would be the case if we transition over to the other side meeting entirely different circumstances than we've been told. And so far, we've been told a great many lies. Therefore, prepare for anything!

    Common threads are what true seekers and serious researchers look for, rather than being politically or socially correct for fears en masse. Finding truth is difficult at best with all the mire we've been led into by religious and secret society controllers. Never give up, be fearless for truth, and truth shall be yours...

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2007

    History and Gold

    This is a book that makes sense if you want to find out some understandable explanations about gods, the Bible and many historical events. The 'Custodial Gods' appear to be very real. The history of secret societies, the House of Orange and the grounding of the banking system using Gold, have shaped our past. We are moving into the future bearing the influence of those events together with the influence of the gods. Read it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 5, 2011

    Yap Yap Yap

    This guy goes on and on and on and on and on....

    without any real evidence to support his theories. Although I'd like to agree his theories aren't baseless, he doesn't go out of his way to persuade the reader.

    Basically, rather boring, not well researched.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted April 6, 2009

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