Book Reviews Perceptions Magazine, August 2016
by: Brent Raynes
Nuclear Self-Destruction in Ancient Sumer
by Chris H. Hardy, Ph.D.
Bear & Company,
a division of Inner Traditions International
One Park Street
Rochester, Vermont 05767
296 pages, 6 x 9 paperback, US $18.00, Can. $21.95
8-page color insert; 15 b&w illustrations
Reviewed by Brent Raynes
A resident of France, this “ancient astronauts” author and theorist has impressive academic credentials. A doctorate in ethno-psychology, she is a cognitive scientist and former researcher with Princeton's Psychophysical Research Laboratories, delving for two decades into the challenging and controversial world of nonlocal consciousness through systems theory, chaos theory, and even her own Semantic Fields Theory. No stranger to controversial issues and to the road less travelled by mainstream science, Chris Hardy delves deeply into the scholarly research of Zecharia Sitchin, re-examining passages from the Book of Genesis, writings from Sumerian clay tablets, and even archaeological evidence like the claims of ancient radioactive skeletons to further validate Sitchin's theory that extraterrestrial “gods” once came to earth and even detonated a nuclear explosion that wreaked great destruction upon the ancient Sumerian civilization.
Besides the puzzling radioactive skeletal remains we also read of vertrified stones by the thousands strewn across the ground. We also read of “Vimanas,” which we're told were found in dozens of ancient Hindu treatises that seem to have been spaceships that could presumably come to a complete stop, hover, become invisible, and travel into space.