When Time Began – Book Five of the Earth Chronicles
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The Cycles of Time
Chapter 2: A Computer Made of Stone
Chapter 3: The Temples That Faced Heaven
Chapter 4: DUR.AN.KI – The “Bond Heaven-Earth”
Chapter 5: Keepers of the Secrets
Chapter 6: The Divine Architects
Chapter 7: A Stonehenge on the Euphrates
Chapter 8: Calendar Tales
Chapter 9: Where the Sun Also Rises
Chapter 10: In Their Footsteps
Chapter 11: Exiles on a Shifting Earth
Chapter 12: The Age of the Ram
Chapter 13: Aftermath
The Architects of Stonehenge
They came to Earth thousands of years ago to usher in mankind’s first New Age of scientific growth and spiritual enlightenment. Under the guidance of these ancient visitors from the heavens, human civilization flourished—as revolutionary advances in art, science and thought swept through the inhabited world. And they left behind magnificent monuments—baffling monoliths and awesome, towering structures that stand to this day as testaments to their greatness.
In this extraordinarily documented, meticulously researched work, Zecharia Sitchin draws remarkable correlations between the events that shaped our civilizations in millennia past—pinpointing with astonishing accuracy the tumultuous beginning of time as we known it… and revealing to us the indisputable signature of extraterrestrial gods indelibly written in stone.
“Since the earliest times, Earthlings have lifted their eyes into the heavens. Awed as well as fascinated, Earthlings learned the Ways of Heaven: the positions of the stars, the cycles of Moon and Sun, the turning of an inclined Earth. How did it all begin, how will it end – and what will happen in between?
“Heaven and Earth meet in the horizon. For millennia Earthlings have watched the stars of the night give way to the rays of the Sun at the meeting place, and chose as a point of reference the moment when daytime and night-time are equal, the day of the Equinox. Man, aided by the calendar, has counted Earthly Time from that point on.
“To identify the starry heavens, the skies were divided into twelve parts, the twelve houses of the zodiac. But as the millennia rolled on, the “fixed stars” seemed not to be fixed at all, and the Day of the Equinox, the day of the New Year, appeared to shift from one zodiacal house to another, and to Earthly Time was added Celestial Time – the start of a new era, a New Age.
“As we stand at the threshold of a New Age, when sunrise on the day of the spring equinox will occur in the zodiacal house of Aquarius rather than, as in the past 2,000 years, in the zodiacal house of Pisces, many wonder what the change might portend: good or evil, a new beginning or an end – or no change at all?
“To understand the future we should examine the past; because since Mankind began to count Earthly Time, it has already experienced the measure of Celestial Time – the arrival of New Ages. What preceded and followed one such New Age holds great lessons for our own present station in the course of Time.”
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