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October 2015



By Andrew Collins

Graham Hancock at Göbekli Tepe in 2013 (pic credit: Andrew Collins), and the cover of the UK edition of
Magicians of the Gods.

Graham Hancock's new book Magicians of the Gods is a well-constructed, innovative work, reviewed elsewhere by Andrew Collins. It reignites interest in the ancient mysteries subject for a new generation, and will be a great success worldwide. However, certain issues relating to Graham's vision of Göbekli Tepe, the 11,500-year-old temple complex in southeast Turkey, are addressed by Andrew in this new article. They include Graham's opinions on the site's proposed astronomical alignments, along with his interpretation of the carved imagery on Enclosure D's Pillar 43, otherwise known as the Vulture Stone, both of which have profound bearings on the site's original function and purpose.

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First Pictorial Representation of Göbekli Tepe Found

A tiny bone plaque in Sanliurfa museum holds the key to the orientation of the 11,500 year-old temple complex

Andrew Collins reports on one of the most extraordinary discoveries to come out of Göbekli Tepe during its 20 years of excavation - a tiny bone plaque that shows T-pillars of the type that grace the centre of its main enclosures. More significantly, this 11,000 year old piece of prehistoric art is arguably the oldest example of a 3D perspective anywhere in the world. In addition to this, three peck marks above the T-pillars might well represent celestial objects, most likely stars.

Click to read Andrew's article on the Göbekli Tepe bone plaque on Ancient Origins

Click to read a full length article on the subject of the Göbekli Tepe bone plaque by Andrew Collins published on the Graham Hancock website. Read about the plaque's 3D perspective and its possible use as a talisman

Watch this video of the discovery of the Gobekli Tepe bone plaque put together by Hugh Newman and featuring Andrew Collins

Watch this video put together by Andrew Collins showing the peck marks on the Gobekli Tepe bone plaque, and how they correspond with the three Cygnus wing stars

Andrew Collins in the entrance to harran's astronomical tower (pic: Hugh Newman)

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Oct 22, 2015. Sacred Space Group, Steiner House, London NW1. In the lead up to the Origins 2015 event in London on November 7th, Andrew previews a brand his brand new lecture on the origins of humanity's belief in its origins among the stars, ideas that go back at least 17,000 years. For further details click here.

Nov 7/8, 2015. Join Graham Hancock, Clive Prince, Lynn Picknett, Dr Danny Hilman Natawidjaja, Andrew Collins, Jim Vieira, and Hugh Newman, for one of the most extraordinary weekends of the year. Listen to lectures, news and revelations, and share views and ideas with others on the quest of discovery. With a Sunday Walkabout around the mysteries of the East End with Andrew Collins

Nov 15, 2015.
Andrew will be appearing at the 2015 Minds of Awareness conference on November 15th in sunny Southend-on-Sea, Essex, UK, so if you're into the alternative and the mysterious check this site out for the full speaker listing and registration.

Nov 20/22. Andrew will be appearing at this November at the Crystal Vortex 2015 event in Hot Springs, Arkansas, organised by EarthKeeper. There will be a whole host of top class speakers, including fellow Brits Hugh Newman and Graham Hancock. Take a look at the event's website for further information and registration details. Click here for details.

March 23. St Chad's Church, Stafford. Lecture on Gobekli Tepe and the Hybrid Origins of Human Civilization. More details soon.

May xx. 5th Annual John Michell Lecture?

May 14/26. Origins of Civilization tour of Turkey. BASIC TOUR PACKAGE: 8 days/7 nights - Istanbul: Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia & Sunken Palace - Alaca Höyük - Hattusa - Ankara Museum - Catal Höyük - Cappadocia: Derinkuyu & Mazi underground cities - Goreme rock churches - Whirling Dervishes of Konya. FULL EXTENDED TOUR: 13 days/ 12 nights, includes all the above and also Göbekli Tepe twice - Harran - Karahan Tepe - Sanliurfa - Nemrut Dag. Göbekli Tepe and area only option as well. Click here for details.

July xx. Search for Shambhala tour of Ladakh, India's "Little Tibet", visiting Delhi ~ Leh ~ Lamayuru ~ Alchi ~ Likir ~ Ney ~ Leh ~ Nubra ~ Diskit ~ Leh. 15 days/14 nights. Click here for details.

Sept xx. Ancient Egypt Tour with Megalithomania and Khemet Mystery School discovering the famous sites of Giza, Abusir, Saqqara, Meidum, Karnak, Luxor, Valley of the Kings, and Aswan. More information coming soon.

Oct 14-21. Short break to Göbekli Tepe and the surrounding area with Andrew Collins and Hugh Newman. Experience Göbekli Tepe twice, see Harran, the Sabian city of the moon god Sin, with its fabulous Astronomical Tower; Karahan Tepe, Göbekli Tepe's sister site, and also Sanliurfa, the biblical city of Edessa, with its cave marking the site of the birth of Abraham, its tranquil Pools Of Abraham, and brand-new archaeological museum with its permanent Göbekli Tepe and Pre-Pottery Neolithic exhibition. Plus end the tour at Nemrut Dag (Mount Nimrod). Click here for more info and immediate registration.

March xx. Cambodia and Java tour.


Join Graham Hancock, Clive Prince, Lynn Picknett, Dr Danny Hilman Natawidjaja, Andrew Collins, Jim Vieira, and Hugh Newman, for one of the most extraordinary weekends of the year. Listen to lectures, news and revelations, and share views and ideas with others on the quest of discovery.

With a Sunday Walkabout around the mysteries of the East End with Andrew Collins

HHugh Newman and Andrew Collins at the Arts Two theatre, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Campus, introducing the Origins 2015 conference, which takes place here on Saturday, November 7th.

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Optional Sunday Walkabout of London's East End £14

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Gobekli Tepe's Enclosure D.

Andrew Collins and Megalithomania Present
Origins of Civilization Tour

Saturday, May 14th - Thursday, May 26th 2016

Explore Göbekli Tepe and the Mysteries of Turkey
with Andrew Collins and Hugh Newman

Hugh Newman, left, and Andrew Collins, right,
with Graham Hancock at Gobekli Tepe.

BASIC TOUR PACKAGE: 8 days/7 nights - Istanbul: Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia & Sunken Palace - Alaca Höyük - Hattusa - Ankara Museum - Catal Höyük - Cappadocia: Derinkuyu & Mazi underground cities - Goreme rock churches - Whirling Dervishes of Konya

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The Search for Shambhala

xx, xx July - xx, xx July 2016




In July 2016 join tour guides Andrew Collins and Hugh Newman in the Search for the Lost World of Shambhala

* Visit fully functional Tibetan Buddhist monasteries in Ladakh, "Little Tibet," located in North India's Jammu & Kashmir province.

* Visit the temples and caves where Padmasambhava, the pioneering founder of Tibetan Buddhism, meditated on his journey into Tibet

* Inspect prehistoric rock art, ancient structures, as well as Tibetan Buddhist chortens and shrines

* Experience the world-famous Hemis festival, dedicated to Padmasambhava

* Journey to the Karakoram Mountains and come within a stone's throw of the legendary entrance to Shambhala

* Relax and meditate for two days in a remote Tibetan Buddhist retreat

* Learn about Shambhala and its place in mythology and legend

* Tour also includes a day visit to Delhi's Qutab sufi complex and archaeological park where you will see the famous Qutab Minar tower and legendary Iron Pillar

15 days/14 nights

Delhi ~ Leh ~ Lamayuru ~ Alchi ~ Likir ~ Ney ~ Leh ~ Nubra ~ Diskit ~ Leh ~ Delhi



Andrew Collins at the Puma Punku complex, Tiahuanaco, Bolivia, in July 2015 (pic thanks to Renée Goulet).

E A R T H Q U E S T vN E W S

In this issue: Who Built Tiwanaku - Transpacific Contact and Neanderthal tools in Tiwanaku - Cusco's Koricancha - Göbekli Tepe Tour in September - Origins of Civilization Tour of Turkey in May 2016 - Origins 2015 Event - Latest Information - Black Alchemist Promo Video and Interview with Psychic Bernard G. - America's Stonehenge - A Mysterious Hill Video - New Borderlands Video - Path of Souls - The Native American Death Journey Video - Search for Shambhala Tour of Northern India in July 2016 - Egypt Tour in September 2016 - Back in Göbekli Tepe in September 2016 - Join Us There!

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Andrew Collins and Megalithomania Present
Göbekli Tepe Mini Break

Saturday, October 22nd - Saturday, October 29th 2016

Explore Istanbul, Göbekli Tepe, Sanliurfa, Karahan Tepe, Harran and Nemrut Dag with Andrew Collins and Hugh Newman


8 days/7 nights - Istanbul - Göbekli Tepe twice - Harran - Karahan Tepe - Sanliurfa - Nemrut Dag



Stone carving found at Göbekli Tepe. Does it show a penguin or a great auk? (Pic credit: Andrew Collins)




With the opening of Sanliurfa's new archaeological museum full attention has been given to its incredible reconstruction of Göbekli Tepe's Enclosure D, complete with its twin monoliths standing an almighty 5.5 metres (18 feet) high, and its stone-by-stone reconstruction of Nevali Çori's cult building. Yet lurking in the back of one of its display areas is a stone carving from Göbekli Tepe that almost certainly shows either a penguin or the great auk. But which is it? Learning the answer could throw greater light on the geographical origins of the Göbekli builders as Andrew Collins reports.

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Watch this YouTube video with Andrew Collins at Karahan Tepe, Sanliurfa's fabulous new archaeological museum, and also at Göbekli Tepe. See the Hidden Knowledge Tours group examining stone alignments at Karahan Tepe. See also exhibits and attractions inside Sanliurfa's new museum, as well as a brief clip of Harran's astronomical tower. And if you want to experience Southeast Turkey yourself, there are still places available on the Hidden Knowledge Tours' 5 night/6 day mini break to all these places starting on September 7th.

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Andrew examines a buried T-shaped stone at Karahan Tepe.




A Report by Andrew Collins

"I have just returned from southeast Turkey having visited Göbekli Tepe as part of a tour organised by myself and Hugh Newman of Megalithomania. This incredible proto-Neolithic stone temple complex, arguably the oldest of its type in the world, continues to undergo its transformation into an open-air museum. A new visitors' centre is in the process of opening around one kilometre (just over half a mile) from the site, and from this to the main archaeological area a causeway has been built to ferry visitors, presumably in golf carts, to their destination, just like at Stonehenge in England."


E A R T H Q U E S T vN E W S

Andrew Collins at Gunung Padang

In this issue: News of the Origins 2015 Conference * Andrew's visit to Gunung Padang * The Bandung Obsidian Industry * The Search for Java's Batu Bedil - the Gun Stone * Trans-Pacific Contact * Palaeolithic origins in Sundaland * The Stone Chambers and Stone Walls of New England * America's Stonehenge * Mystery Hill's Star Alignments checked

In this newsletter: The Black Alchemist published finally. Kindle and paperback editions available now. Download your free PDF sampler of The Black Alchemist. Special limited edition of 276 copies on the way. Update on everything new at Göbekli Tepe. Excarnation and the cult of the vulture in the Neolithic world. The opening of Sanliurfa's new museum. Come with us to Göbekli Tepe in May or September, or Peru and Bolivia in June/July. The publication of Caroline Wise's new book Finding Elen: The Quest for Elen of the Ways, with the story behind my own contribution. Laird Scranton's new book Point of Origin, and a new Youtube video by Greg Little on the Path of Souls material, including an account of America's ancient giants, and their relationship to the mound-building cultures of North America. Click to read

For more information on the subject matter of this DVD presentation see Andrew Collins's upcoming book on Denisovans, Neanderthals, and the search for the lost world of the Human Hybrids, published by Inner Traditions/Bear & Co. in 2016 . See Andrew at the Origins Conference 2015
Lost World of the Human Hybrids:
Watchers, Giants and the True Founders of Civilization
- new DVD presentation from ANDREW COLLINS

Andrew Collins, co-organiser of the Origins Conference and author of Göbekli Tepe: Genesis of the Gods, demonstrates how the Watchers and Nephilim of the book of Enoch, and the Anunnaki of Mesopotamian mythology, are the memory of Neanderthal-human hybrids called Swiderians who entered eastern Anatolia from the north at the time of the Younger Dryas mini ice age, ca. 10,900-9600 BC. Andrew reveals the much wider impact these Neanderthal-human hybrids had on the rise of civilization. He examines also our ancestors relationship to the newly discovered hominin species called the Denisovans, showing that the giant skeletons found at numerous mound sites in the United States are the result of hybridization between Denisovans and Homo sapiens. He looks also at the Denisovans presence in southeast Asia, showing how in Java the Denisovans are perhaps remembered as the Raksasas, a giant race said to have been the earliest inhabitants of the island. Did they also leave behind as a legacy the breathtaking megalithic complex of Gunung Padang in West Java, which new geological surveys suggest could be as much as 24,000 years old? Created by Megalithomania. Click here to buy

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6 DAYS/5 NIGHTS: Göbekli Tepe - Harran - Karahan Tepe - Sanliurfa

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Visit the magnificent Göbekli Tepe, the oldest stone temple complex in the world - the ancient city of Harran, with a history spanning almost 8,000 years - Sanliurfa, the birthplace of Abraham and the site of Turkey's most modern museum of the archaeology of prehistory - Göbekli Tepe sister site Karahan Tepe, which dates back almost 11,000 years

Special guests for the tour will be Andrew Collins, historical writer and author of the world acclaimed book Göbekli Tepe: Genesis of the Gods, and also Hugh Newman, explorer and author of international bestseller Earth Grids

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Watch this new video on Göbekli Tepe now with Graham Hancock, Andrew Collins and Hugh Newman recorded on a previous tour to the site in 2013


Watch this video interview with Andrew Collins done by James Swagger of Capricorn Radio. Andrew talks about his early life, how he got into the mysteries. He discusses Watchers, Nephilim, American giants as Denisovan human hybrids, and the events that led to the rediscovery of Giza's cave underworld in 2008. He speaks also about Göbekli Tepe, and how his visit there in 2004 led to the Cygnus revelation.

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In this newsletter: Hybrid Origins confirmed as Andrew's new book. Latest news on Göbekli Tepe tours, safety and who has taken over from Professor Klaus Schmidt. Plus a new video on Göbekli Tepe put together by Hugh Newman. Other upcoming tours to Peru and Bolivia, and Cambodia and Laos. IRS nightmare over in the quest to republish The Black Alchemist. Revisiting The Seventh Sword. The legend of the Seven Swords of Destiny and the Seven Swords of Adamant as found in the Life of Apollonius of Tyana - a new lead

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Were the American giants Denisovan human hybrids?

Denisovans and the
American Giant Mystery

Denisovan-human hybrid based on all available evidence as envisaged by artist Russell Hossain. Strict copyright Russell Hossain.

In Greg Little's Path of Souls Andrew Collins proposed that the American giant skeletons found in Native American mounds were very likely Denisovan human hybrids. Now the theory gains support

In the ground-breaking book Path of Souls by Dr Greg Little, published in June 2014, Andrew Collins contributed a section proposing that the giant skeletons reportedly found across the United States over the past 200 years are the remains of human hybrids of extreme height. They are, he proposes, an admixture of two types of ancient hominins - most likely Homo sapiens and Denisovans, a new type of hominin identified for the first time from DNA evidence derived from human fossil remains over 40,000 years old found at the Denisova Cave in the Altai Mountains of northern Siberia.

These findings were also the subject of a full-length lecture presented by Andrew at the Origins 2014 Conference in London in November 2014. This will be made available soon as a DVD. Here Andrew takes the matter on to the next level, proposing that the Denisovan human hybrids first entered the Americas as much as 15,000 to 20,000 years ago, and survived through until the Adena period of American history around 1000 BC as elite groups controlling cosmic geography regarding the journey of the soul into the afterlife. The bones of the giants have been found in hundreds of Native American burial mounds, and almost always they date to the Adena period, ca. 1000-300 BC.

These brand new theories revolutionize our views on the reality of the American giant skeletons, allowing them to take their place in science today. These same ideas were featured recently in a American TV show on the mystery of the American giant skeletons seen on the History Channel. They feature also in a new article by Norwegian researcher Terje Dahl, published in January 2015, and elsewhere on other websites. The subject is now going global, and will shortly become one of the most debated topics in the ancient mysteries subject, with everyone asking the question:

Were the American giants Denisovan human hybrids?

So for those interested in this fascinating topic here is the original theory as proposed by Andrew last year in Path of Souls.


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Andrew Collins's ground-breaking essay

(Originally published in Path of Souls by Dr Greg Little,
Archetype Books, Memphis, TN, June 2014)


In this issue: The latest on the republication of The Black Alchemist. Andrew’s lecture and book entitled Lost World of the Human Hybrids. Announcement regarding the impending republication of The Seventh Sword. Book your tour now with Andrew Collins and Hugh Newman to Angkor Wat and Southeast Asia in March 2015, Peru and Bolivia in June 2015, and Göbekli Tepe and surrounding area in May and September 2015.

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See below for a great video showing Andrew Collins and Hugh Newman at the ARE HQ in Virginia Beach discussing Tiwanaku and the work there during the 1920s and 1930s by archaeologist Arthur Poznansky. Join us both there with Brien Foerster in June - see above for details


Watch a great video interview Andrew did with "Reflections: The Wisdom of Edgar Cayce." He talks about Göbekli Tepe, the Watchers, Anunnaki, Garden of Eden, the story of Adam and Eve, Swiderians, Neanderthals, humn hybrids, comet impacts, catastrophobia, cosmic wombs, Cygnus, the sky world, supernatural tricksters and new book Gobekli Tepe: Genesis of the Gods



E a r t h Q u e s t -N e w s

The Andrew Collins Newsletter - October 2014

In this issue: Conference season is full flow: Origins 2014 in London, Paradigm in Minneapolis and Edgar Cayce's ARE Ancient Mysteries Conference in Virginia Beach. The announcement of mini trips to Gobekli Tepe and the surrounding area for May and September 2015. Answering rumours about Göbekli Tepe's imminent closure. More on the tour to Cambodia and Laos in March 2015. Revised article on Orion and its role in the Orion Correlation Theory (OCT) and redating of the Great Sphinx. New article on Gunung Padang and the mysteries and prehistory of Java, which just won't stop writing itself.



Sunset at Giza (pic credit: Andrew Collins)


In this new full-length article Andrew Collins writes about the importance of the Orion constellation in the ancient mindset, exploring its role in the Orion Correlation Theory, the re-dating of the Sphinx and fixing the date of zep tepi, the age of the gods in ancient Egypt. He also looks at whether the Giza Pyramids were positioned to reflect the astronomical positions of the belt stars of Orion or the wing stars of Cygnus, raising the question of whether you are an Orionite or a Cygnet.



Corrected perspective of Gunung Padang's Terrace 1 to creative an
overhead projection (pic credit: Rodney Hale)

Andrew Collins reports on the site of Gunung Padang in Indonesia's West Java province, reviewing recent proposals concerning its greater antiquity, and exploring the megalithic complex's orientation, alignment and suspected original function

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E a r t h Q u e s t -N e w s

The Andrew Collins Newsletter - September 2014

IN THIS NEWSLETTER: Sacred Realms of Southeast Asia tour, visiting Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Preah Vihear and the Plain of Jars with Andrew and Hugh Newman. IMOA Conference report. Upcoming plans for the Origins 2014 Conference. New article on Göbekli Tepe’s sister site Karahan Tepe. The Yezidi situation. Brand new article on the controversial megalithic complex of Gunung Padang in the Indonesian province of West Java. Is it 24,000 years old?

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by Andrew Collins

Karahan Tepe might be described as a sister site to the more widely known Pre-Pottery Neolithic sanctuary of Göbekli Tepe. Both are situated in mountainous terrain in southeast Anatolia (the modern-day republic of Turkey), just a short distance from the ancient cities of Sanliurfa and Harran. Both feature settings of T-shaped stone pillars, which are anthropomorphic in nature and bear carvings either in high relief or 3D. Both were built and then abandoned during the Pre-Pottery Neolithic B period. Yet whereas Göbekli Tepe has received widespread attention, being excavated since 1995 under the auspice of the German Archaeological Institute in partnership with the Sanliurfa Archaeological Museum, Karahan Tepe remains relatively obscure.

Andrew Collins, who first visited Karahan Tepe in 2004, brings you a comprehensive report on the site. He demonstrates that Karahan Tepe was most likely a regional centre for the veneration of natural forces, perhaps associated with the symbol of the snake. On site investigations indicate the rocky outcrop could have acted as a backsight for observations of the bright star Deneb (a Cyg) in the Cygnus constellation and the Milky Way's Great Rift, which in the proposed epoch of construction, ca. 8500-8000 BC, would have set into a prominent flat-topped hill located 1 mile (1.6 kilometres) north-northwest of Karahan Tepe. Also discussed is Karahan's true name, Keçili, as well as the sanctuary's possible relationship to Göbekli Tepe, 23 miles (37 kilometres) away, and the suspected changes in cosmologically beliefs and practices that accompanied the Neolithic revolution in southwest Asia, ca. 9000 BC.

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In this newsletter: The death of Professor Klaus Schmidt (1953-2014) - The Path of Souls by Greg Little and Andrew Collins: copies now on sale - Lightning Strikes in the UK: the case for ball lightning - IMAO Conference Details - Andrew is late booking for the Glastonbury Symposium this weekend - Book now for the Garden of Eden Tour of Eastern Anatolia in September, and the Origins 2014 Conference in London on November 15, 2014. Plus a full listing of where Andrew will be speaking in the coming months.

KLAUS SCHMIDT (1953-2014)

Prof Klaus Schmidt at Göbekli Tepe in September 2012

Professor Klaus Schmidt (1953-2014), the German archaeologist who masterminded the resurrection of Göbekli Tepe, died suddenly on July 20 of a heart attack. This tragedy has come as a complete shock to the ancient mysteries and archaeological communities, and our condolences go out to his family and friends. Without him, and his rediscovery of the site in 1994, the world might never been able to gaze upon the wonders that are
Göbekli Tepe. Indeed, he himself said back then that if he did not turn around and walk away now, then he would be here for the rest of his life. Tragically, this turned out to be exactly the case. He continued uncovering its mysteries right till the end.

In honour of his memory, Andrew is giving away an audio interview he did with Klaus Schmidt on September 16, 2012. Download it now as an MP3 file by clicking the link below:

The interview took place at Göbekli Tepe as the two men, who both shared an absolute passion for the site, stood on the wooden walkway between Enclosures C and D, when also the photo included here was taken.

Hear Klaus talk about:

- the age of different enclosures, and his predictions for future discoveries
- his views on the site having astronomical alignments
- his identification of the different animals on the stones
- why the fox was important at Göbekli Tepe
- the site's relationship to the Upper Paleolithic
- his thoughts on first discovering Göbekli Tepe in 1994
- his opinions on Göbekli having some connection with the Younger Dryas cosmic event of 10,900 BC
- his thoughts on the ultimate reason for the construction of Göbekli Tepe
- what he REALLY said regarding Göbekli Tepe's connection with the Garden of Eden
- and how and why the various enclosures were covered prior to the site's abandonment in around 8000 BC

Path of Souls: The Native American Death Journey: Cygnus, Orion, the Milky Way, Giant Skeletons in Mounds, & the Smithsonian by Gregory Little.

With an extensive Foreword and Afterword by Andrew Collins (Archetype Books, Memphis, TN, 2014).

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Path of Souls: The Native American Death Journey: Cygnus, Orion, the Milky Way, Giant Skeletons in Mounds, & the Smithsonian.

With contributions from Andrew Collins

Andrew has written the foreword and an afterword to this stunning new book from Dr Gregory Little on the relationship between Cygnus and Orion in ancient cultures, and the origins of Native American star myths. Andrew examines the giant skeletons of North America and finds compelling evidence that they were human hybrids, most likely an admixture between the recently discovered human sub-species known as Denisovans and Archaic Modern Humans (AMH). He concludes that Native American star myths involving the Milky Way as the Path of Souls, and Cygnus and Orion as gateways to the afterlife, might well have been carried on to the American Continent in Late Paleolithic times, ca. 15,000-8500 BC, by groups that included human hybrids of exceptional height and striking appearance.

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For more on this book, and how the project came about, read Andrew's newsletter Earthquest News for June 2014


E a r t h Q u e s t N e w s

The Andrew Collins Newsletter - July 2014

Andrew standing within the doorway to Harran's
astronomical tower (pic credit: Hugh Newman).

In this newsletter: Andrew visits Cape Town and Johannesburg, gets very ill, has strange visions and delusions featuring chameleons, hominids and wraith-like beings. Download MP3s of Andrew's two Cape Town gigs. Read a full run down of upcoming conferences and tours in which Andrew features, and get the latest on Andrew's Gobekli Tepe: Genesis of the Gods and Greg Little's Path of Souls.


Download free MP3s of Andrew's two lectures from the Science, Consciousness and Ancient Civilizations Conference in Cape Town recently:

1. LightQuest, Cygnus X-3 and Compact Stars as Intelligent Beings

2. Gobekli Tepe: Genesis of the Gods



E a r t h Q u e s t N e w s

The Andrew Collins Newsletter - June 17, 2014

Andrew measuring a standing T-shaped pillar at Karahan Tepe

In this issue: the Launch of the Origins 2014 Conference in London this November—The Origins of Civilization tour — A Brief Report on Göbekli Tepe’s sister site Karahan Tepe — The upcoming Garden of Eden Tour to Eastern Turkey in September — An appeal for information on upcoming tours — A new book from Greg Little called Path of Souls with contributions from Andrew — The upcoming SCA Conferences in South Africa.

Göbekli Tepe and the
Rising of Sirius

Engineer Rodney Hale and Andrew Collins publish their new paper on Giulio Magli's theory that the sanctuaries at Gobekli Tepe were built to target the rising of Sirius. It shows that this theory is seriously flawed. Check it out now

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Gobekli Tepe's Enclosure D (Pic credit: German Archaeological Institute (DAI).

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Gobekli Tepe and the Watchers of Eden

Find out the relationship between Gobekli Tepe and the biblical stories of the Garden of Eden, and the Watchers of the book of Enoch. Click below to see a full length lecture from Andrew Collins given in London on Wednesday, October 16, 2013. Filming courtesy of Morris.


And watch an interview afterwards with Andrew discussing these same subjects with the audience.



Gobekli Tepe: Gateway to the Stars

Gobekli Tepe is the oldest complex of stone circles and sanctuaries anywhere in the world. At 11,500 years old it was built in southeast Turkey at the end of the last Ice Age apparently by simple hunter-gatherers. Yet some of its megalithic structures contain carved monoliths as much as 15 tonnes a piece, with a height of 5.5 metres. Who really built these monuments, and why?

I show that Gobekli Tepe was constructed to target the stars, and demonstrate conclusively that it was directed towards the Cygnus constellation and the Milky Way’s Dark Rift. Yet as an astral gateway it was not just used by the souls of the dead to reach the afterlife, or unborn souls to reach incarnation, but also by the souls of shamans journeying between this world and the next. Recorded by Morris at the Sacred Space group meeting in London on October 10, 2013.

Morris interviewed me after as I sat outside a pub in Baker Street, a stone's throw from Sherlock Holmes gaff at 221b. Here is the link to that.

Watch out for the lunar crescent suddenly appearing on my forehead at 2:05. s, Garden of Eden, etc.

Video of the Megalithomania Gobekli Tour on YouTube Now

Watch this brief video put together by Hugh Newman of our visit to Gobekli Tepe on September 16, 2013. Graham Hancock chats about the site as a game-changer, in that it urges us to question the age of almost all megalithic monuments worldwide. You also see me leading the tour group, and Hugh recording his first impressions as he first approaches the site.

Andrew Collins Newsletter - September 21, 2013

Göbekli Tepe and the Worship of the Stars:

A Question of Orientation

Göbekli Tepe's Enclosure C (Pic credit: Andrew Collins, 2013)

A Mandaean ceremony that took place on the banks of the Euphrates river in the late nineteenth century provides compelling evidence that the early Neolithic cult sanctuaries of Göbekli Tepe were orientated towards the north, and not towards the south, the direction of the dog-star Sirius

A Report by Andrew Collins

Italian archaeoastronomer Giulio Magli
proposes that key sanctuaries at Göbekli Tepe are aligned to the rising of Sirius, c. 9100-8250 BC (Magli, 2013). His theories have received support from New Scientist magazine, which published a feature on the subject under the headline "world's oldest temple built to worship the Dog Star".

Yet as pointed out by chartered engineer Rodney Hale and the author in a detailed response to Magli's proposal (Collins & Hale, 2013), there are severe problems in accepting Sirius's role at Göbekli Tepe, due to its feeble motion and poor visibility at the time. Indeed, for hundreds of years after its reappearance on the southern horizon in c. 9500 BC (having been invisible from the latitude of Göbekli Tepe for as much as 5,500 years), it would barely have lifted off the horizon, making it unlikely that in order to venerate this long lost star the Proto-Neolithic hunter-gatherers of southeast Anatolia (Asiatic Turkey) abandoned their cherished lifestyle to create the first monumental architecture in human history.

Beyond these problems is the fact that there is overwhelming evidence that the peoples of the Pre-Pottery Neolithic age in southeast Anatolia oriented their buildings not towards the south, the direction of Sirius, but to the north, the direction of the celestial pole and the circumpolar stars (Collins, 2006, 2013, 2014; Collins & Hale, 2013). This realization brings the orientation of these buildings in line with the direction of prayer of religious sects that once thrived in the same region, and may well owe at least some of their beliefs and practices to the Neolithic age.

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Göbekli Tepe and the
Rebirth of Sirius

Pic credit: Rodney Hale/Andrew Collins.

An examination of the night sky during the epoch of Göbekli Tepe's construction shows that the star Sirius was completely unsuitable for star alignments at this time.

Andrew Collins and Rodney Hale

Göbekli Tepe is the site of a series of stone enclosures built during the tenth and ninth millennia BC on an isolated mountaintop in southeast Anatolia (Turkish Asia Minor). Speculation has mounted regarding their orientation towards stellar objects, with Orion and Cygnus having already been proposed. Sirius is the latest star to be put forward as the primary focus of key monuments at the site. Yet as the authors Andrew Collins and Rodney Hale realise such a conclusion is thwart with problems, not only in connection with the faint appearance and feeble movement of the star during the epoch in question, c. 9500-9000 BC, but also with respect to the orientation and layout of the enclosures themselves. Instead of being orientated to the south, the direction of Sirius, the enclosures are more likely directed to the north, the direction of liminal activities since the Upper Paleolithic age. In this respect, a more suitable stellar candidate for the orientation of the enclosures is Deneb, the brightest star in Cygnus, which marks the opening of the Milky Way's Dark Rift, seen universally in the past as an entrance to the sky-world.

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Report by Andrew Collins

On a hilly ridge called Göbekli Tepe in the Taurus Mountains of southeast Turkey, near the ancient city of Sanliurfa, archaeologists have uncovered the oldest stone temple complex in the world. Constructed most probably during the second half of the tenth millennium BC, as much as 7,000 years before Stonehenge and the Great Pyramid, the site consists of a series of rings of enormous T-shaped pillars, many bearing carved reliefs of Ice Age animals.

But what exactly were these stone enclosures used for, and are they aligned to the stars? Already there have been claims they are aligned to Taurus, the Pleiades and Orion. Now ancient mysteries writer Andrew Collins brings you all the answers you need. Having first become interested in Göbekli Tepe back in 2000, he visited there in 2004, and returned there in 2012 in order to fully establish the facts before preparing this crucial new article. Read it now by clicking here.


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Andrew Collins at Göbekli Tepe, Karahan Tepe, Cayonu, Harran and Sanliurfa in 2004 - A Classic Journey that began the Cygnus Mystery

Read Andrew's record of his journey through southeast Turkey in 2004, visiting Göbekli Tepe years before it because popular, and many other key sites in the region. It was the journey that inspired the writing of The Cygnus Mystery.

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"Göbekli Tepe is the greatest challenge to archaeology ever seen" Andrew Collins

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To Claire Whiles of The Light and Energy Channel

Watch Claire Whiles of the Light and Energy Channel talk to Andrew Collins about everything LightQuest. The interview was filmed in a quiet corner of the garden at The Barge Inn, Honeystreet, in Wiltshire, where Andrew will be talking about his book on August 26th. See the events section. It makes for amusing viewing, and very shortly it will be aired on Edge Media TV (Sky Channel 200), so watch out for that too.


JULY 2012



In addition to doing some serious promotion of LightQuest, including UK distribution and sales, Andrew is writing new book "Finding Eden: Göbekli Tepe and the Genesis of Civilization". This will include a two-week trek out to eastern Turkey to better explore Göbekli Tepe (where I was in 2004 - see the opening chapters of THE CYGNUS MYSTERY). He is also exploring key sites further east in the vicinity of Lake Van, which as early as FROM THE ASHES OF ANGELS (1996) was identified as the most likely site of the terrestrial Paradise of biblical tradition.

Andrew will afterwards turn his attention once again to Giza's cave world, which should be back in the news come spring 2013. Another book on the subject is planned to coincide with this renewed interest in the subject.


An article recommended by Andrew is Gregory L. Little's recent review of the suspected cosmology of the North American mound building cultures, as seen through the star lore and funerary beliefs of various existing tribes. He points out that academic papers on the subject point clearly to two constellations being seen as working together - these being Orion and Cygnus.

Orion was seen as a giant hand that grabbed the soul of the deceased as it made a leap of faith on to the Milky Way at a specific time of the year. The soul was afterwards journey along the Milky Way until it reached a cosmic gateway marked by the beginning of the Great Rift or Dark Rift, where the starry stream is seen to break in two due to stellar debris. The spot is marked in astronomical terms by the stars of Cygnus. Here the soul was judged by a raptor bird (either an eagle or turkey vulture most likely). It is then either cast into obvlivion or allowed to enter the sky-world. Whilst Orion is portrayed in mound building art as a down-turned hand, Cygnus's brightest star Deneb is shown often as an eye within the rays of a star, or as a bird.

As Greg rightly points out, these Native American beliefs might well help reconcile the seemingly conflicting relationship between the Giza Pyramids and the stars of Orion and Cygnus. Perhaps both constellations played an important role in the ancient stellar religion of the early dynastic Egyptians, just as they did in other parts of the world.

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These articles are a taster of a new book being written by Greg as a follow up to his compelling book People of the Web. It will attempt to demonstrate that Orion and Cygnus were seen as the destination of the soul in native American, MesoAmerican and South American cosmological beliefs. He will ask also why these ancient cultures, wise and sophisticated in every respect, came to hold such beliefs. Was it all just in their imaginations, or was there truly some special significance to these selected regions of the night sky concerning the soul's journey to the afterlife?



Hi, and welcome to 2012.
Yes, it really is upon us, finally,
After a decade of speculation and fear mongering,
So treat it kindly, and don't believe the hype!
And will all be here next year to tell the tale.

For the forseeable future I, Andrew Collins, shall be in intense writing mode completing a new book called FINDING EDEN on Göbekli Tepe, one of archaeology's greatest enigma - a 12,000 year old ceremonial complex, the first monumentsal architecture anywhere in the world, 7,000 years older than the Pyramids of Egypt and Stonehenge in England. I shall be looking at its precise purpose, who built it and its relationship to the Watchers of the book of Enoch and the biblical Garden of Eden.

For this reason, this site will remain quiet during this period.

All news will be channelled through my Facebook page, the link for which is at the top of this page.

Yet for those new to the site, there is still plenty on offer, books, DVDs and a plethora of articles on a multitude of subjects from Atlantis to Angels, and from Tutankhamun to the Caves of Giza's Lost Underworld. Oh, and a few articles on Cygnus, cosmic rays and the origins of human consciousness as well

And coming soon my new book ...





Andrew Collins, author The Cygnus Mystery and Beneath the Pyramids, Presents New Evidence that the Cygnus Star System is Behind a Grand Design or Cosmic Blueprint at Giza

In Part One of this article we showed that new calculations reveal how the three "wing" stars of the Cygnus constellation correlate near perfectly with the positions of the Pyramids of Giza, both in a vertical and horizontal plane. This raises the question of whether the Giza pyramid field was created to conform to a grand design, a structral blueprint, involving the stars of Cygnus in their capacity as representations of the celestial womb of ancient Egypt's sky-goddess Nuit. Here the soul of the deceased, as the sun-god, was seen to achieve rebirth.

In Part Two the author, with the help of chartered engineer Rodney Hale, focuses in on the core site behind the Cygnus alignments - a potential kom, or occupational mound just under 3 km southeast of the Giza pyramid field which might link to the concept of a primeval mound of First Creation (zep tepi).

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Andrew Collins, author The Cygnus Mystery and Beneath the Pyramids, Presents Fresh Evidence that the Cygnus Star System is Behind a Grand Design or Cosmic Blueprint at Giza

New calculations show that the three "wing" stars of the Cygnus constellation correlate near perfectly with the positions of the Pyramids of Giza. Adding to the mystery is the discovery that the same three stars were seen to set down into their corresponding pyramids at the time of their construction, c. 2600-2500 BC. These findings, established by technical engineer Rodney Hale, make it almost certain that the Giza pyramid field was created to conform to a grand design, a structural blueprint, involving the stars of Cygnus in their capacity as representations of the celestial womb of ancient Egypt's sky-goddess Nuit, for it was here that the deceased pharaoh, in his role as her son Osiris, god of the underworld, achieved rebirth and became at one with the stars.

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JUNE 2011

Andrew interviewed by Kerry Cassidy of Project Camelot, talking quantum theory, particle entanglement, changing reality, UFOs as plasma constracts, abductions as multidimensional experiences, Zecharaia Sitchin, the Annunaki, lizard-headed aliens, the Philadelphia Experiment and much more. Click below to watch:


Andrew's most recent book BENEATH THE PYRAMIDS is now available in e-format for the Kindle. It is the first of his books to be available in electronic format. For those with a Kindle, you now read why Dr Zahi Hawass calls the Giza cave system "Collins Caves", and work out why he might have wanted to seal them off from the threat of looters. Plus read the entire history for Giza's lost Hall of Records


Big news announcement!!! We can exclusively reveal that Dr Zahi Hawass has blocked the entrance into Giza's cave system inside the Tomb of the Birds (NC2), AND filled in the tube reached at the farthest point explored within the complex (see picture). This comes after fears that the site was about to be looted. However, Dr Hawass promises that the caves are to receive a full investigation in the near future (if that it is, he remains as Minister of Antiquities, a job he could lose in the coming elections).


The 12,000-year-old stone temple complex of Göbekli Tepe was featured recently in National Geographic magazine. Accompanied the article, which details the excavations and possible origins of this extraordinary site, are a series of breathtaking photos, which are causing quite a stir. One of them shows a rectilinear stone pillar fashioned into an abstract anthropomorphic, headless figure wearing a complex belt and animal pelt as a loin cloth. Remember this stone was carved as much as 7,500 years BEFORE the construction of the Great Pyramid or the erection of Stonehenge in England. No question, we are dealing with the handiwork of a highly sophisticated culture that must have existed at the end of the last Ice Age. This complex was not done by simple hunter gatherers, who wanted to put together a clan meeting point, as has been suggested by scholars. Follow the debate on Andrew's facebook page regarding the identity of the animals featured on the various stones at Göbekli Tepe.


Hieroglyphic graffiti has been found behind the secret door in the southern shaft of the Queen's Chamber, inside the Great Pyramid, by a team from the University of Leeds. Robert Bauval talked about it in his lecture in Warsaw over the weekend. Apparently, it could mean something like "emerging into the light", although an exact translation has yet to be published. To read the full story go to the New Scientist website, which the story was broken in the last week of May.

MARCH 2011

Hi, plenty to report from the past month. Andrew has written extensively on the Bosnian pyramids, caught a stunning EVP (electronic voice phenomenon) at a Native American mound site in Texas, debunked a ghost light elsewhere in the same state, examined South Africa's Adam's Calendar - thought by some researchers to be the oldest stone circle in the world - and photographed just a few of South Africa's ancient stone ruins from the hot seat of a helicopter that saw action in the Vietnam War.

See below for details of all stories, and how to read them.

South Africa's Enigmatic
Stone Ruins Explored

Adam's Calendar, near Mpumalanga in South Africa

It is one of the hottest subjects in the ancient mysteries subject today. What is Adam's Calendar? Is it really the oldest stone circle in the world? Was it really made by the Annunaki, the alien gods of the Sumerians, as a home base in their quest for earthly gold some 200,000 years ago? Or is it just 75,000 years old, made as a stone calendar aligned to the sun, moon and stars?

Andrew Collins - in South Africa recently for the first Megalithomania conference in that country - joined Adam's Calendar experts Michael Tellinger and Johan Heine, as they attempt to convince him of the site's extreme antiquity. Andrew also explores just a few of the hundreds of thousands of ancient stone ruins dismissed by archaeologists as cattle kraals, pens for cattle, even though they might well have much deeper meanings behind their construction.

For the full story, with a stunning picture gallery, click here.

Stunning EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomena)
Caught at Ancient American Mound Site in Texas

Greg and Lora Little by the burial mound Caddoan Mounds State Historical Park
near Alto in East Texas where Andrew Collins captured the EVP on March 6th, 2011.

This is the compelling story of how Andrew caught a stunning EVP at a native American mounds site in East Texas in March 2011 in response to a question
posed, and how it became one of a series of strange synchronicities and discoveries associated with the Caddo-speaking mound builders who once occupied this region. More significantly, the EVP is in the Caddoan language, spoken by those who occupied the site and created the mounds in the first place.

On Sunday, March 6th, Andrew accompanied Greg and Lora Little to the Caddoan Mounds State Historical Park near Alto in East Texas, constructed by the Caddo-speaking Hasinai mound builders sometime between 800 and 1300 AD. Andrew tells the whole incredible story of how he obtained remarkable evidence of electronic voice phenomena as the three of them stood before a burial mound where the remains of no less than ninety individuals were found. Click here to read the full story, and to hear the EVP click on the YouTube video below (if this is not possible go this URL to watch it

Debunking the
Big Thicket Ghost Light

The sign at the entrance to the eight-mile stretch of straight road near
Saratoga, East Texas, where the Big Thicket ghost light is seen.

Andrew reports on his visit with Greg and Lora Little to the site of the Big Thicket ghost light, where they witness the phenomena for themselves, but find a plausible explanation for its manifestation

The same day that Andrew captured the EVP at the Caddo Mounds State Historical Park - Sunday, March 6th, 2011 - he visited the site of the Big Thicket ghost light in Hardin County, East Texas. Strange lights have been witnessed on numerous occasions across the last century along an eight-mile stretch of road that runs between Farm Road 1293 and the US 787 highway near the town of Saratoga. Click here to read what happened when they witnessed the light for themselves, and what conclusions they made.

The Case of the Bosnian Pyramids Examined

A Report by Andrew Collins from Houston, Texas

Visocica Hill a.k.a. the Bosnian Pyramid of the Sun

In early March Andrew attended the Unearthing Ancient Civilizations conference in Houston, Texas, with Chris Dunn, an expert on ancient Egyptian stone technologies, and Semir "Sam" Osmanagich, the discoverer in 2005 of the so-called Bosnian Pyramids. These are a series of pyramidal hills that are being explored and promoted as artificial structures with given names such as the Pyramid of the Sun, Pyramid of the Moon, Pyramid of the Dragon and Pyramid of Love. Andrew sat in on Osmanagich's stunning visual presentation, which received a standing ovation from the packed audience. Andrew explores what is known about the Bosnian pyramids, and make some important observations about this great mystery of our times. Click here to read the full story.



* Andrew has completed writting new book LightQuest, which will also feature a section by Dr Greg Little and a DVD. It's strapline is "Your Guide to Seeing and Interacting with Mysterious Lights and UFO Intelligences". It should be out during the summer sometime.
* The new DVD on the story behind the discovery of the Giza caves, with unseen footage of the complex and interviews with all those involved in this epic story, is also now nearing completion. Like the DVD for LightQuest, it is being created by Greg Little in Memphis, TN. This should be available during the late spring.

Dr Zahi Hawass and the mummy of King Tutankhamun


Better the Devil You Know?
Don't Call for Hawass's Departure

A Report by Andrew Collins

In the wake of President Murbarak’s departure last week, Dr Zahi Hawass – recently appointed Egypt's Minister of Antiquities – is coming under considerable fire both professionally and personally, and there is mounting support for his resignation. Should he go or should he stay. Andrew Collins investigates, and concludes that it might be a case of better the devil we know. To read the story click here.

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