Alan F. Alford
Alan F. Alford was an independent researcher and author, who was increasingly being recognised as the world's leading authority on ancient mythology and the esoteric meaning of ancient and modern religions.
Since the mid-1980s, Alan Alford had been on a quest for the truth of human existence, seeking answers to the eternal questions of who we are and where we come from. Inspired, in the first instance, by the controversial theories of Erich von Daniken and Zecharia Sitchin, Alford focused his research on the enigmatic 'gods' of ancient mythology, pursuing his quest with one single-minded objective - to decode the secrets of the gods and thereby understand who or what these gods actually were.
One of the most notable features of Alford's quest was his willingness to challenge his own preconceptions, as well as those of others. In 1998, he stunned readers of his first book 'Gods of the New Millennium' by issuing a retraction of his 'flesh and blood gods' theory in his sequel 'The Phoenix Solution', in which he argued that the Egyptian gods personified the cataclysmic powers of creation. Alford's arguments were indeed so powerful that Zecharia Sitchin, the world's leading ancient astronaut theorist, threatened him with a 50 million dollar lawsuit on the grounds that his comments discredited his (Sitchin's) theories and destroyed his reputation.
In fact, Alford's primary aim was to promote his own theories rather than attacking competitor theories, and this he has done in four further books: 'When The Gods Came Down', 'The Atlantis Secret', 'Pyramid of Secrets', and 'The Midnight Sun'.
In these books, Alford argued that ancient religions were 'cults of creation' - i.e. cults whose primary aim was to celebrate and re-enact perpetually the myth of the creation of the Universe - and that the gods personified the cataclysmic powers of creation. And he demonstrated, beyond any doubt, that these ancient religions transmitted a profound legacy of creational and cataclysmic thought to modern-day Judaism and Christianity.
Alan and his wife Sumu, spent much of their spare time doing charity work in Nepal and it was there that Alan died in a tragic accident in November of 2012.