The 12th Planet: Book I of the Earth Chronicles

The 12th Planet: Book I of the Earth Chronicles

by Zecharia Sitchin

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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 suggesting 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.

The 12th Planet brings to life the Sumerian civilization, presenting millennia-old evidence of the existence of Nibiru, the home planet of the Anunnaki and of the landings of the Anunnaki on Earth every 3,600 years, and reveals a complete history of the solar system as told by these early visitors from another planet.

Zecharia Sitchin's Earth Chronicles series, with millions of copies sold worldwide, deal with the history and prehistory of Earth and humankind. Each book in the series is based upon information written on clay tablets by the ancient civilizations of the Near East. The series is offered here, for the first time, in highly readable, hardbound collector's editions with enhanced maps and diagrams.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781591439196
Publisher: Inner Traditions/Bear & Company
Publication date: 05/01/1991
Series: Earth Chronicles Series , #1
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 84,948
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

Zecharia Sitchin (1920-2010) was born in Russia and grew up in Palestine, where he acquired a profound knowledge of modern and ancient Hebrew, other Semitic and European languages, the Old Testament, and the history and archaeology of the Near East. A graduate of the University of London with a degree in economic history, he worked as a journalist and editor for many years prior to undertaking his life’s work--The Earth Chronicles.

One of the few scholars able to read the clay tablets and interpret ancient Sumerian and Akkadian, Sitchin based The Earth Chronicles series on the texts and pictorial evidence recorded by the ancient civilizations of the Near East. His books have been widely translated, reprinted in paperback editions, converted to Braille for the blind, and featured on radio and television programs.
Zecharia Sitchin (1920-2010), an eminent Orientalist and biblical scholar, was born in Russia and grew up in Palestine, where he acquired a profound knowledge of modern and ancient Hebrew, other Semitic and European languages, the Old Testament, and the history and archaeology of the Near East. A graduate of the University of London with a degree in economic history, he worked as a journalist and editor in Israel for many years prior to undertaking his life’s work--The Earth Chronicles.

One of the few scholars able to read the clay tablets and interpret ancient Sumerian and Akkadian, Sitchin based The Earth Chronicles series on the texts and pictorial evidence recorded by the ancient civilizations of the Near East. His books have been widely translated, reprinted in paperback editions, converted to Braille for the blind, and featured on radio and television programs.

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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. . . .]

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


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Index

What People are Saying About This

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.

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12th Planet: Book I of the Earth Chronicles 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 54 reviews.
Joe70000 More than 1 year ago
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. . 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. . So, just what is it about Zecharia Sitchin that makes him a unique man, writer and teacher? . 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! . 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. . 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. . Below is a list of books that Sitchin has published which comprise . 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 . Companion Books: Genesis Revisited Divine Encounters The Lost Book of Enki . Autobiographical Books: The Earth Chronicles Expeditions Journeys to a Mystical Past . 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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Why is the paperback $4 but the paperless digital copy is near $20? Does not compute.
pccoder More than 1 year ago
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.
CommanderShephard More than 1 year ago
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"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Minotauro More than 1 year ago
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...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mind blowing! Fascinating! Convincing!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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RedRaspus on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Whether you have religious beliefs of any kind or are a strict scientific thinker, this book has the potential to change your way of thinking. At the very least, it will you show you a very thorough and lengthy research process into the earliest civilizations and our planet's earliest history. While the conclusions made in this book may be controversial -- insert "aliens" reference here -- the logic and progression of this book makes it hard not to at least agree with his thinking along the way. While the book is a little slow going in the first third, you really get paid off with the "big picture" concepts after that. Enjoy!
myabut on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
First of a series of how the gods of the ancient are from a large planet that revolves around the sun every 3,600 years and created the civilization of the ancients. Makes a lot of assumptions about ancient clay tablets, but hey, who knows, right.
teepeegee on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This would make the greatest movie ever. From the creation of Mars, Earth and the Asteroid Belt to the global symmetry of ancient civilizations, this entire series is astounding and far more believable than any religious version of human generation.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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