The Pervasive Presence of the Serpent in Human History, Religion and Alien Mythos
By Scott Alan Roberts, New Page Books.
Author Scott Alan Roberts examines the archetype of the serpent and rumors of reptilian entities across cultures from the ancient past to the modern ufology claims. Drawing upon a rich variety of sources from the Bible to Indiana Jones, he examines the human pre-occupation with serpent and serpent-like creatures as both foil and friend to human kind. Although in his introduction he makes some unsubstantiated claims, overall the book is intelligently written and avoids dramatic conclusions, instead leaving the reader with a great deal of food for further thought.
Roberts also draws upon his own work from The Rise and Fall of the Nephilim. The history as presented here begins with an examination of the Sumerians and the much-fabled Annunaki and the mysterious stories from Genesis. He argues for the accuracy of the early Old Testament books, historically speaking, and reasons that if they are accurate in such things as the names of king (which agree with archaeological artifacts and secular sources), that the depiction of the serpent and other shadowy figures might be an accurate reflection of actual human experience. He notes, too that these texts reflect stories found in much older Sumerian and Akkadian writings. And this is one reader who is happy to see that Robert re-examines these writings, revealing that Zecharia Sitchen—famous for his books on the Annunaki—did little actual research and that Sitchen’s work is filled with misinterpretations and misconceptions.
Theorizing the possibility that Cain and Abel were twin sons of two fathers—the serpent creature known as Nachash (the Hebrew word meaning roughly, “enchanter”) and Adam. This created two bloodlines for humanity—the “reptilian” one and the human one.
Roberts also examines the prominence of the serpent symbol in cultures around the world—the kundalini in Hindu, the great dragons of China, and the Aztec feathered serpent, Quetzalcoatl.
In the middle section, Roberts examines the presence of the serpent among alien/UFO theorists. In the final section, he returns to the hidden bloodline, making connections to the Merovingian theories of Jesus’ descendants. His arguments are cogent, if not entirely convincing.
For anyone interested in archetypes, ancient religions, Bible mysteries, aliens and even conspiracy theories, The Secret History of the Reptilians will make for fascinating reading.