Subject: Read “Egypt: Image of Heaven” — incredible…

From: ***@redshift.com
Date: sunday 10 may 2009 20:02
To: info@zitman.org

I just finished reading your book and I’m frankly amazed. It’s incredibly dense reading and extremely difficult to understand for a lay reader.
Nevertheless, one of the things I did pick up on right away is that you don’t make overly simplistic leaps in attempting to “prove” the origins of Egypt. Popular, pseudoscientific books like Graham Hancock’s “Fingerprints of the Gods” might be more often read, but are much less credible than what you’ve written.

A few years ago, a friend of mine encouraged me to read a series of books on King Arthur and the Grail legend by Norma Lorre Goodrich. Whereas other, more popular authors (such as Geoffrey Ashe) might claim that King Arthur was entirely a myth, Dr. Goodrich cites a document contemporary to his time which mentions him.

I’ve seen online “debunking” of the Piri Reis map and other maps as accurately showing Antarctica in an unglaciated state. I do tend to think that Antarctica was *not* the cradle of ancient civilization and was never unglaciated, but on the other hand, the article debunking the Piri Reis map also mentioned that Hapgood never cited the explanations Admiral Reis gave for what his source maps were. I haven’t been able to read Hapgood’s book yet, but when I read your own citation of Admiral Reis’ explanations, that convinced me that you weren’t just making an intuitive leap without enough supporting evidence.

In any case, I’m working on my own research now which ties into yours and attempts to provide the proper cultural setting for the biblical account in Genesis 1-3. It interprets the biblical Creation story as a literary style, akin to the allegorical Creation literature of Egypt and Sumer (as expounded on in your book), albeit with some literal elements. Basically, Adam and Eve may have been literal people (since they have a genealogy of descendants), but they were most definitely not the first humans.

Good luck with your future research. I’m also curious to see more details on Sumerian/Babylonian religious literature and its historical origins, in the same way that you deduced the historical origins of several Egyptian practices. If your research takes you in that direction, I very much look forward to it.

Damon Casale