O'Brien read Natural Sciences at Christ's College, Cambridge
and spent many years as an exploration geologist in Iran, in
Canada, and in other parts of the world. In 1936 he was involved
in the discovery of the Tchoga Zambil Ziggurat in Southern Iran.
In 1970 he retired as the head of the international oil operating
companies in Iran, and was awarded a CBE in 1971 for his work.
He then devoted his retirement to researching the many enigmas
of prehistory, surveying and discovering the Integrated Astronomical
Observatory Line A - Hatfield Forest to Wandlebury, near Cambridge,
and the Bodmin Moor Astronomical Complex in Cornwall, England,
both dated to c. 2,500 BC. He established the overwhelming mathematical
probability and proof that these structures were designed for
complex observational astronomy and went on to discover from
Early Sumerian and other ancient texts, the origin of their
builders, and the founders of agriculture and civilisation in
the Near East c. 9,500 BC. The Path of Light provides the remarkable
supporting evidence from the long lost recorded words of Jesus,
rediscovered within the Egyptian Coptic records of the early
Christian Church. Christian O'Brien died in February 2001 aged
In the search
with his wife Barbara Joy for the master builders who constructed
Line A and the Bodmin Moor Complex, he followed the evidence
back to the land of Canaan and Sumeria, and established the
need to master archaic Sumerian cuneiform, Aramaic and Hebrew
texts and languages.
became the scholar who continued the work of Samuel Noah Kramer,
who was born in the Ukraine in 1897, and died in the United
States in 1990. Kramer was one of the world's leading Assyriologists,
and a world renowned expert in Sumerian history and language.
and tablets, recording the Kharsag Epics, form part of the Nippur
collection held at the University Museum, Philadelphia in the
USA. They describe in detail the agricultural, and advanced
technical activities of the primary Sumerian Gods, An, Enlil
and Ninhursag. The detail within the Kharsag Epics are supported
independently by the Books of Enoch, and the early chapters
O'Brien in his book The Genius of the
Few, first published in 1985 and co-authored by his widow
Barbara Joy, sets out the evidence that Kharsag and the Garden
of Eden were one and the same, and that this record was a pre-historic
reality rather than a biblical myth.
that the south Rachaiya Basin met the requirements as being
the most probable location of the Kharsag/Eden site. And further
that; a group of culturally and technically advanced people
who settled in this inter-montane valley in the Near East had
established an agricultural and teaching centre at about 8,200
BC. (Now re-calibrated to about 9,300 BC).
his choice for the location of Kharsag from a wide range of
disciplines, including descriptions of the area given by Enoch
when he was taken to meet the Great Lord and record all that
was going on. O'Brien finally used the French surveyed 1:20,000
map of the area, to eliminate three other possible inter-montaine
basins before deciding that the Rachaiya south basin site, best
matched the evidence.
of Light provides the remarkable supporting evidence from the
long lost recorded words of Jesus, but retained within the Egyptian
Coptic records of the early Christian Church.
Foundation Golden Age Project is an independent not for profit
research project set up by Edmund Marriage and Barbara Joy O'Brien
to continue with the research instigated and conducted by Christian