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Slave Species of God: The Story of Humankind from the Cradle of Humankind

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Were humans created by God as Slaves? Was Abraham the first human Spy? Was Jesus an accidental Messiah? This work takes readers on a odyssey of the origins of humankind drawing on analogies between discoveries in genetic engineering and ancient archaeological finds.
Published September 1st 2008 by Zulu Planet Publishers (first published November 1st 2005)
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Sep 22, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I probably love this book but I felt too close to it to give it five stars. Mr. Tellinger has undertaken a task that I had given serious thought to on more than one occasion. He has essentially taken the life long scholarship of Zecharia Sitchin and formed a cohesive narrative that does a better job of explaining the questions regarding mankind's prehistory than current theory. It also leads to a better understanding of many confusing aspects of current events.

My main complaint with this book is
John Black
Mar 30, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Michael Tellinger, in his book Slave Species, presents the idea that humans were created by Gods with one sole purpose, to serve them. At first consideration, the idea sounds absurd, but the evidence provided by Tellinger is quite compelling. When we consider that almost all mythologies and religions cite stories of creation and manipulation of men from Gods, then perhaps we need to look at things from a different perspective than that set out by mainstream religion. And that way may be not be t ...more
Roopkumar Balachandran
Feb 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: alien-theory
"The god is the devil and the devil is our maker" this is the highlight of "Salve species of God". I have read couple of books written by Zecharia Sitchin and this book authored by Michael Tellinger closely follows his works. The author mentions the difference between God and god. The god with small 'g' are Anunnaki astronauts and explorers who settled on Earth some 443,000 years ago under the command of Anu, the supreme ruler of Planet Nibiru. An intelligent race like Anunnaki why should they h ...more
Aug 02, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Although I admire authors who have the courage to investigate alternative histories, I at least expect them to use credible sources and investigative techniques. Unfortunately, since Tellinger does not seem to trust credible researchers, rather than conduct his own unique research, or base his work on established research, he incredibly relies on Google searches and a number of authors who he calls “esteemed investigative writers, scholars and authors” but who have actually have been strongly di ...more
Jun 15, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Those on the Quest for Truth of our Origins
Recommended to Jenika by: Michael Tellinger on Coast to Coast with George Nory
This book to me is "The Holy Grail" and the most compelling and well researched book I have read to answer the question of our physical origins on this planet. It was like "coming home." So much so that I ordered an extra copy to loan out to my friends.

I have learned from the reading of this book that if you want answers and are willing to be open and suspend judgement, you can move closer and closer to the truth you are seeking and achieve that "ah ha" moment that may last you the rest of your
Mpho Majozi
Apr 13, 2010 rated it it was ok
interesting. scratches the surface and makes you ask questions. if you can see beyond your programing and entertain a different view, this book makes for contemplation.
Mar 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
In one word: amazing!
Terje Olsen
Apr 09, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Whole vault of information. Took me months to finish, taking notes. Good job Michael!
Alena Smith
Sep 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I can't explain this would just have to read it to understand it! ...more
Trilby Johnson
Oct 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Bravo for the extensive and indepth research done. Astounding information and very interesting correlations. Definitely worth reading, regardless of doctrines as there is certainly food for thought.
Sep 18, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting concept . . . with credible references. As I was writing a book on the Transatlantic Slave Trade, I became more interested in ancient history, After completing that work, I was pleasantly surprised to find this book. Initially it was heavy, and tedious, but I think the end is worth it. Fascinating ideas and worthy of consideration by many more people. For example, why do historians consider some people mythical (not real) and others gods. Too often, rather than being objective, our s ...more
Cope Dealer
Sep 19, 2012 rated it liked it
This title contains well researched material full of ground-breaking facts. SSOG is a great starting point in finding the "truth," then again, "truth" is subjective anyway... right? So I rephrase that statement by saying; this book is a great starting point for finding a "truth." Whatever your truth may be, you will find Michael Tellinger's truth clearly spelled out in this title. Who am I to say he's wrong? I can say, however, juxtaposed with my own truth, some of his stories are trivial.

In con
Erika Edwards
Jul 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book turned me on to the theory of ancient aliens. It made some very intriguing arguments that got me thinking. The idea that we were genetically engineered by aliens will always be in the back of my mind after reading it! And I love how the author says in the beginning that if you can't get past the craziness of this idea, just read the book as fiction. It is an interesting story to say the least. Try it out; you may be surprised! ...more
Jun 11, 2013 rated it did not like it
I can't take anyone seriously who uses Wikipedia as a reference. Additionally, I threw the book down when he uses information from a "respectable Christian website", the Landover Baptist Church. He completely misunderstands that this is a satirical website made to poke fun at bible thumpers! ...more
David Burgess
Jan 25, 2011 rated it liked it
Lots of really interesting ideas - but this book desperately needs sub-editing. The expression really detracts from the power of the ideas.
Sunil Vetal
Astounding collection of information. Best guide and reference for Sumerian literature..
"The god of Eden" next in series.
Oh my god. The scariest thing about this book is that people not only believe what's in it, but believe Tellinger uses "credible sources" to boot. I would just laugh at a book like this if everyone was laughing along with me, but that's just not the case. Therefore, reading this just filled me with dread.

I first heard of this book from my good friend who has a grandmother who is batshit crazy and believes all sorts of conspiracy theories. This book contains one such conspiracy theory. I knew I h
Tom Lange
Mar 10, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: et
It is....interesting. It is based heavily on Sitchins work. What is great about the book is how Tellinger tries to explain how so many civilizations all had similar gods, stories, art, and architecture. Similar enough that he leads the reader to draw the conclussion that all are based on the same stories and culture. The same culture that is the basis of the Sumarian Anunnaki theory. Where the book fails a bit is how it concentrates a bit too much on the details and hammers them with repetative ...more
John Herceg
Sep 20, 2011 rated it really liked it
If I were to rate this book on content alone, it would have received five stars because it is chalk full of interesting and insanely insightful details about the origin of the human species. Written as a nonfiction, this book explains, often in excruciating detail, the science of gene manipulation, the history of the African slave-trade, the history of gold-mining, and the ancient Sumerian legends of the extraterrestrial astronauts who long-ago combined all these elements while settling Earth an ...more
curtis chittenden
Great book

The title sounds cheesy at first but it is what it is. Very informative outside of the base theory of the book. Loved the thoughts it invoked, and the implications it will have when proven. Please approach with an open mind. Tellinger writes in a very simple way that is fun, and easy to understand. A lot of this being based upon newly discovered, and translated Sumerian clay tablets at the amount of 30,000. Please read this book if you ever wonder about our origins. It's not "scientifi
Denver Michaels
Well-written and a good book. A lot of insight about the religions of the world and how they are used as a control system. I can only give it three stars, though, because Tellinger's case stands or falls with Zecharia Sitchen's translations of the Sumerian cuneiform tablets. I am a fan of Sitchen and his work, but at the same time, I am extremely skeptical of his claims. ...more
Nov 22, 2012 rated it liked it
Very thought provoking ideas about the origins of how humans got to be the way we are. Basic thesis is quite unorthodox, to say the least about it. It certainly offers another perspective when thinking about current events.
David Del Col
Jun 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
A fine example of the scientific approach which is lacking in so many books with the likes of Erich Von Daniken. I recommend this Tellinger's other work African Temples along with the work of Michael Cremo "Forbidden Archeology" ...more
Beverly Riemann
Feb 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Why we act like we do......

This is a very good read. If you've doubted religion and wonder you should read this book. This makes more sense and logic than any other book or history or religion. I really think this is what happened.
Nov 13, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Ex-ordinary, enlightening and very well drafted for conveying a tough message. Can be classified as classic fiction yet this is actually nothing but fiction.
Oct 18, 2009 rated it liked it
If your looking for alternative answers.. "things that make you go HHmmm about religion, theories, the Universe & where we might all fit in.." Warning: Large book/Big read ...more
Jun 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Kerri O'Donnell
Jul 23, 2012 rated it it was ok
The content was fine, although I question some of his sources. It was so slow and redundant, however.
Kay Kastum
Aug 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Read with an open mind. History is written by the victors. You may be shocked by what you have been told to learn and accept all these years :D
Feb 10, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Incredibly interesting read. As we journey deep into the discovery of our true origins, one cannot tell where fact meets fiction. If indeed it does?
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Michael Tellinger has become one of South Africa’s bestselling export authors. His regular articles on human origins and his book Slave Species of god have been praised by readers in over 20 countries.

Michael is a scientist in the true sense of the word, never shying away from controversial issues, scrutinising every clue meticulously. He graduated in 1983 from the University Of Witwatersrand Medi

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