Immortality of the Gods: Legends, Mysteries, and the Alien Connection to Eternal Life

Immortality of the Gods: Legends, Mysteries, and the Alien Connection to Eternal Life

by Nick Redfern

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Each of us are alive for a very limited time.

Or are we?

What if we could live not just for a century, but for millennia? What if there were a way for us to never die?

Is such a thing even remotely possible?

It may not only be feasible; it may very well have been achieved in the distant past. Ancient aliens may well have uncovered the secrets behind slowing, and ultimately completely stopping, the aging process.

History is filled with accounts of fantastic beings, powerful gods, and half-human/half-alien entities that had extraordinarily long lifespans. Many such stories are now largely dismissed as nothing more than the stuff of legend, folklore, and mythology. But what if the accounts are all too real?

Highlights of Immortality of the Gods include:
  • The story of the legendary Anunnaki, how they achieved everlasting life, and why they shared their secrets with Noah, Methuselah, and other biblical figures.
  • The saga of Gilgamesh, a long-lived part-human, part-extraterrestrial Sumerian ruler who was obsessed with immortality.
  • A study of the claims that one of the reasons for the 2003 invasion of Iraq was to uncover the millennia-old secrets of white powder gold, a manna-like substance that supposedly rejuvenates cells and tissue.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781632650757
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
Publication date: 12/26/2016
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 600,420
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Nick Redfern is the author of more than thirty books on UFOs, Bigfoot, and cryptozoology, including Monster Files, Memoirs of a Monster Hunter, and The Real Men in Black. He has appeared on more than seventy television shows, including the SyFy Channel's Proof Positive, the History Channel's Ancient Aliens, and MSNBC's Countdown with Keith Olbermann.

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The Longest Lived Aliens of All

When one addresses the matter of ancient extraterrestrials, their interactions with the human species tens of thousands of years ago, and the matter of immortal lives, it is vital that one starts with the saga of the Anunnaki. Why? Because a solid case can be made that it was the Anunnaki who were directly responsible for introducing the concept of immortality to the early people of our planet, even if they were very careful not to share all of its secrets with too many of our species. Certainly, as we'll soon see, although immortality may have been a routine state of body and mind for the Anunnaki, only a lucky, select few of humanity were genetically altered to such a degree that they could quite literally keep the grave at bay and, possibly, even to an almost unending degree. Those same, select few were some of the most well-known figures in the Bible — a story that is told very soon.

We are told of these death-defying beings from another, far-away world that in the history of the Sumerian culture the Anunnaki amounted to "good and evil gods and goddesses (duality) who came to Earth to create the human race. According to the some resources [sic], these gods came from Nibiru — 'Planet of the Crossing'" ("Sumerian Gods and Goddesses — the Anunnaki," 2016).

A great deal has been said and written about the humanoid, possibly even giant-sized, Anunnaki — much of it by the late Zecharia Sitchin, who graduated from the University of London and who, for many years, worked as a journalist in Israel. Sitchin was the author of more than a few books on the Anunnaki, the mysterious origins of the human race, and alien-human interaction at the dawning of civilization and, perhaps, much earlier too. He knew of what he wrote.

The Anunnaki were fearless gods; they were at times ruthless, and always imposing. On occasion, they come across not unlike spoiled, crazed brats; ones who would wreak havoc on our planet and in just about any callous fashion they saw fit. The Anunnaki dominated the lives and the belief systems of the ancient people of what was once called Mesopotamia, but which, today, is referred to as the Tigris-Euphrates river system. Were they fearless? There is no doubt about that. Were they ruthless? Yes. Imposing? Always. But were they literal gods? That's the most controversial question of all in this particular saga.

Zecharia Sitchin thought no, they were not gods, even though they were widely perceived as such. His research took him in a very different direction to the one dominated by supernatural deities that dwelled in an afterlife-style realm. Having carefully studied and interpreted ancient cuneiform tablets referencing the presence and actions of the Anunnaki in Mesopotamia, Sitchin came to an astonishing and undeniably controversial conclusion. The Anunnaki were not gods, after all. Not even one, solitary god. Rather, they were an all-powerful extraterrestrial force that hailed from a faraway world called Nibiru. It was a planet which, Sitchin concluded, lurked in the far fringes of our Solar System, and whose orbit brought it perilously close to the Earth every 3,500 years, or thereabouts. In doing so, the massive planet's gravitational pull provoked worldwide havoc and destruction on our world every few millennia — hence the reason why so many ancient texts exist that describe worldwide cataclysms thousands of years ago.

Genetic Manipulation, Nuclear War, and Gold

In my 2015 book, Bloodline of the Gods, I told the story of how, at least hundreds of thousands of years ago, the Anunnaki dispatched an absolute armada of craft to the Earth with one primary goal in mind. That goal was to plunder our planet of its valuable resources, and specifically its abundant, rich supply of gold. The Anunnaki, however, weren't going to do their own dirty work when they could have someone else do it for them. Using highly advanced technologies, medicine, and science, they chose to genetically alter primitive, proto-humans and turn them into a subservient and sterile slave race. They were almost certainly responsible for the Rh negative blood anomaly that, today, courses its way through the veins of a small number of the human race; many of whom, as I demonstrated in my book, are intimately linked to the UFO phenomenon, alien abductions, and close encounters.

In my follow-up book, 2016's Weapons of the Gods, I revealed how, in the early years of civilization in portions of Africa and the Middle East, the Anunnaki splintered to the point where faction turned upon faction and with a catastrophic outcome for both them and us. The result of this splintering was that Anunnaki violently fought Anunnaki on our planet with tactical nuclear weapons — something which led to the decimation of Sumer and the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, and caused equally massive destruction in northern India, as graphically told and described in the pages of the Indian epic, the Mahabharata.

There is, however, a third component to the story of the Anunnaki; it's an important component that takes us down the path toward the domain of immortality. Before we get to the important issue of how exactly the Anunnaki achieved immortality, it is first vital that we are able to make a solid case to the effect that they did indeed manage to conquer death — as amazing as such a thing surely sounds.

Welcome to the Creation of the Human Race

According to both the old cuneiforms and Sitchin's interpretations, the very same Anunnaki personnel that arrived on our planet hundreds of thousands of years ago — spearheaded by Enki and Enlil, who were the sons of the Anunnaki overlord, Anu — were still very much alive, vibrant, and active up until several millennia prior to the birth of Jesus Christ. If that is true, then they clearly had life spans of a kind that we can scarcely even begin to comprehend. We are told that the Anunnaki were human-like to the extent that, eventually, they were able to successfully mate with humans. As a result, they created demigod-like offspring. This is a sure sign that, just like us, the Anunnaki were born, lived, and died — at least, that is, until they managed to largely eradicate the final stage of life. Death, what else?

That the Anunnaki were experts in the field of genetic manipulation and its many and varied complexities is something that has been skillfully demonstrated by writer Joan d'Arc. She provides the following, which describes what specifically happened after the Anunnaki made those first adjustments to the early, proto-humans: "The Biblical story of the creation tells that man and woman were not created at the same time but, rather, the female was created (or as Sitchin translates, 'cloned') from the male. During this operation, as the Bible tells us, a 'rib' was removed from The Adam" (d'Arc, 2000); Adam being, of course, the first true man according to biblical texts.

Joan d'Arc continues that Sitchin's conclusion was that the rib was chosen for a specific reason. Or, maybe, it wasn't a rib that was extracted, after all. She notes that the process of cloning specifically requires the usage of what are termed the "least differentiated cells." Rather intriguingly, one can find these in the cells of the human stomach — the stomach, of course, being very close to the rib cage. Thus, perhaps, the story had to a degree been distorted with time to where cellular material became a rib, a story still faithfully embraced by millions to this very day. But this was not so for Sitchin, who was absolutely sure that the old tales were distortions of early, but highly advanced cloning techniques undertaken by immortal aliens (ibid.).

From Sitchin's perspective, whatever the true nature of the extraction of something from Adam — something which, whether indirectly or directly, led to the creation of Eve — it had to be connected to the reproductive system. This would, quite naturally, make a great deal of sense. We are talking about the compatibility of the egg and the sperm. That in much earlier times the Anunnaki had apparently, and quite deliberately, rendered their earlier slave race infertile strongly suggests that it may not have been a difficult task for them to have later reversed the process, thereby ensuring that the descendants of that same slave race finally had the ability to procreate and flourish — which is precisely what happened.

The Paradox of Why Even Immortals Can Die

Although the Anunnaki are said to have achieved life spans of in excess of 400,000 years — effectively rendering them near- immortal from our personal perspectives today — that doesn't mean they were not capable of dying. They most certainly were. The Anunnaki's incredible life spans were achieved by the very same things that, one day, might allow us to have incredibly long life spans: science, medicine, and technology. As Anunnaki expert Michael Sokolov says: "The ancient people indeed thought of their gods as immortal. They were not, however, immortal in the supernatural sense. They could be killed by accident or warfare, and radiation was just as deadly to them as it is to us" (Sokolov, 2016).

If the Anunnaki were careful and avoided death via the aforementioned accidents or warfare, says Sokolov, then their lives might very well have been potentially indefinite in length. Sokolov notes that when the Anunnaki waged war upon each other, and Egypt's Sinai Peninsula was devastated and ravaged by a series of tactical nuclear strikes of the types which I described in my Weapons of the Gods book, the Anunnaki ran for their lives. The reason they did so being the huge, ominous, and unstoppable radioactive clouds of death that were heading directly for them. Sokolov adds that Enki — who first traveled to the Earth close to half a million years ago, and who was still active on the planet up to around 4,000 years ago — did his utmost to try and save as many Anunnaki (and just about as many people) as possible from the deadly missiles and their attendant, radioactive terror.

Neil Freer has made thought-provoking observations on this particular issue, too. He states about the Anunnaki and their almost unbelievable longevity that they "did not give us the relatively extreme longevity or immortality they possessed by conscious deliberate decision. It did not fit their purposes: we were invented as slave workers. The records also show, however, that, over time, a handful of humans were granted immortality" (Freer, 2012). Those lucky souls were generally those who toiled hard for the Anunnaki and who were able to help keep the human populace in civilized states, something which the Anunnaki deeply approved of.

Now it's time to address the most important issue of all: how exactly the Anunnaki managed to achieve their much envied states of immortality. It's an issue of incredible proportions.


Gold: The Key to Eternal Life

On the matter of how and under what specific circumstances the Anunnaki achieved what may very well have been full-blown immortality, we have to turn our attentions to the one thing, more than any other, which seemingly dominated the minds and lives of all the Anunnaki. That thing was gold. Zecharia Sitchin came to believe that the reasoning behind the Anunnaki program to massively mine the Earth for its gold supplies was very much self- serving. He was right: survival vs. death was the name of the game, as it is for just about every living creature.

Interestingly, the late Lloyd Pye, an investigator of the many and varied mysteries surrounding the origins of the human species, came to a near-identical, independent conclusion to that of Sitchin. Pye said that Sumerians "left detailed written accounts of how these off-world beings they called 'Anunnaki' came down from the heavens to live among them as overlords ... The Sumerians claim this information was given to them by their multiple 'gods,' the Anunnaki, which is one of many strong supports for the truth of their account" (Pye, 2011).

There was something else, too, when it came to the matter of the Anunnaki. In essence, both Sitchin and Pye believed that the mining of gold was undertaken to save not just the Anunnaki themselves, but also their alleged home world, Nibiru.

Racing to Save a Planet

Sitchin and Pye concluded that despite the incredible sciences and infinitely advanced technologies in their possession, the Anunnaki were far from being infallible. They were deeply afraid of something that threatened their very existence: namely, the destruction of their huge, distant home world. Not in the sense that Nibiru would be literally destroyed, but rather, that its atmosphere — already degrading to a dangerous degree — would collapse, and to such an extent that their planet would be rendered largely uninhabitable. Imagine a situation not unlike our own concerns about holes in the ozone layer, but multiplied countless times over. That is what the Anunnaki are said to have been faced with. So, how could such a disastrous situation be averted permanently? By the use of gold, that's how.

It's notable that by interpreting ancient texts, legends, and the beliefs of the Sumerians, both Pye and Sitchin came to believe that the Anunnaki were taking massive amounts of gold from the Earth, reducing it down to a fine powder, and then flooding incredible amounts of powdered gold into Nibiru's atmosphere to, essentially, plug the holes that threatened to destroy the atmosphere and the entire Anunnaki civilization, too. If such a thing sounds like over-the-top science-fiction, it's actually not. Science-fact is very much the order of the day.

In the early 1970s, when concerns about our very own ozone layer grew, Dr. Edward Teller, a brilliant physicist and someone with deep links to the world of official secrecy, theorized that millions of tons of terrestrial gold dust, launched into space on numerous cargo-craft, could effectively be used to fix the problems with the ozone layer. It was an ingenious theory. So far, it has not been put into action. At least, not by us it hasn't. But, just maybe, someone else — the Anunnaki, perhaps — attempted and even succeeded in achieving something nearly identical, albeit hundreds of thousands of years ago. Let's hope that our recklessness when it comes to the environment doesn't force us to go down that very same path.

Such talk, of utilizing certain elements to save our atmosphere — and, potentially, every living thing on the planet — was the subject of great debate in the latter part of 2009. That was when the United States' House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming got in on the debate. Dr. John P. Holdren, science adviser to the White House, came up with a potential plan that was nearly identical to that of Dr. Edward Teller, and even to the program of the Anunnaki.

The big question provoked by all this is: what does all of this have to do with extraterrestrial immortality? The answer is an intriguing one; it lies in a second, gold-based program, one that each and every one of the Anunnaki relied upon for their ongoing existences and their unending life spans. In that sense, gold played a dual role in the world of the Anunnaki: it saved their planet from destruction, and it saved the Anunnaki themselves from irreversible, physical death.

The Answer to Immortality

Of the many mysterious issues presented in this book, certainly very near the top of the list, is that surrounding what has become known as White Powder Gold and, alternately, as high-spin monatomic gold powder. It is, reportedly, a life-extending substance of an almost magical nature, one which the Anunnaki craved and relied upon. Its secrets and potentials lead us in the direction of the mysterious art of alchemy — much of which is devoted to uncovering the secrets of the so-called Philosopher's Stone. It is a strange and enigmatic substance which, in essence, is a catalyst allowing base metals to transform into gold. The Philosopher's Stone can supposedly do much more than that. It is also referred to as the Elixir of Life, which, in a liquid gold form, will provide the imbiber with an everlasting existence, as it did for the Anunnaki.

Kitty Bishop, PhD, says that this life-giving substance runs like a "red thread which weaves through the life stories of the prophet Enoch [who, as we shall soon see, is said to have reached the very enviable age of 365], Thoth (the Egyptian God of the Moon, Magic and Writing) and Hermes Trismegistus, all of whom are reported to have consumed 'the white drops' or the 'white powder of gold' as the elixir was called — thereby achieving immortality" (K. Bishop, 2010).

Trismegistus, for those who may be wondering, is said to have been the author of the Hermetic Corpus, priceless texts penned between the second and third centuries AD. It's thought-provoking to note that, for the people of ancient Greece, Enoch and Trismegistus were perceived as being one and the same. Trismegistus penned the Emerald Tablets of Thoth. It's a portion of the ancient Greek texts known as the Hermetica and which focuses on alchemy and the Elixir of Life (ibid.). Thus, we see a notable and eye-opening thread developing.


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Table of Contents

Introduction 9

Chapter 1 The Longest Lived Aliens of All 19

Chapter 2 Gold: The Key to Eternal Life 25

Chapter 3 Methuselah, the Oldest Man on Earth 39

Chapter 4 Gilgamesh and a Quest for an Eternal Existence 51

Chapter 5 Manna from the Skies 63

Chapter 6 The Immortals in India 71

Chapter 7 Ambrosia of the Gods 81

Chapter 8 Everlasting Life in Ancient Egypt 91

Chapter 9 Ireland's Immortal "God" 101

Chapter 10 The Man Who Never Dies 111

Chapter 11 An Immortal in the Pentagon 125

Chapter 12 Seeking the Secrets of Eternal Youth 139

Chapter 13 "Containers" of Souls 151

Chapter 14 The Greys: Desperately Seeking Souls 165

Chapter 15 The Elohim, Cloning, and Living Forever 173

Chapter 16 The Science of Immortality 187

Conclusions 197

Bibliography 205

Index 217

About the Author 223

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