Article 17.11.06

AN appeal has been made by a Dorset man to the Education Secretary Alan Johnson to consider an alternative version of Genesis, which he thinks could smooth away potential conflict between world religions.

Independent researcher Edmund Marriage, of Milborne Port, wants to promote the legacy of his late uncle, Christian O'Brien, an exploration geologist and archaeologist who, with his poet wife Barbara Joy, wrote a series of scholarly books proposing a single benevolent source for law and religions, and the diffusion of civilisation and agriculture from Southern Lebanon by the survivors of an advanced society destroyed by global catastrophe about 10,500 years ago.

"I believe we now owe our children the broader knowledge to allow them wider options on what to believe," said Edmund. "It would provide a timely new means by which the Government could show they want children to have a broader education in religious history. There is a clear message here for the Pope and Richard Dawkins, too."

Edmund hopes Mr Johnson and his religious education advisers will consider Christian's revised translation of the early chapters of Genesis, "which explains the later confusion between all religious beliefs, together with the misunderstandings of the evolutionists and creationists, who now also appear to be at each other's throats".

After deep study of ancient texts, Christian proposed that An (Sumerian), or Anu (in Accadian), was the leader of a small group who restarted agriculture and civilisation in about 9,300BC. This followed massive meltwater floods when ice-dams burst after the last Ice Age, accompanied by gargantuan earthquakes, and after the Earth had been hit by supernova explosion debris.

The group is described as Ap-kar-lu, or Ab-kar-lu ("bright farmers from the enclosure"), genii ("geniuses"), or Elohim, which translates as the Shining Ones, due to their radiant appearance.

The word Quran, or Koran, means "the readings and recitations of An".

Myths worldwide relate back to this group under various names, including archangels, angels, serpents, feathered serpents, the Anannage, ancient masters, the Seven Sages and, of course, gods.

The original source of religions is that known to the Sumerians as Kharsag ("head enclosure", or Eden), identified as the Mount Harmon area, where there is still a town called Ehdin.

Edmund said: "It's really all a down-to-earth story of country folk: 'bright ones in the planted highlands', not 'God in Heaven', and the en-ge-li, the 'Lords of the Cultivation', or 'angels'. This group set out the divine laws for the early city-state system and the 'Great Harmony', or Tao, described by Confucius."

All ancient megalithic monuments, largely from the prehistoric period, also seem to be attributable to the Shining Ones.