About Alan Alford
Alan Alford is an independent researcher and author, who is increasingly being recognized as the world’s leading authority on ancient mythology and the esoteric meaning of ancient and modern religions.
Born in 1961, Alan Alford
gained a degree in Commerce from the University of Birmingham in 1982,
became a qualified chartered accountant in 1985, and was awarded an MBA
One of the most notable features of Alan Alford’s quest has been 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 these books, Alford
argues 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 demonstrates, beyond any doubt,
that these ancient religions transmitted a profound legacy of creational
and cataclysmic thought to modern-day Judaism and Christianity.
Thus has Alford carved out his own distinctive niche as a pioneering interpreter of ancient myth, religion and philosophy.