Antony Harris, born in 1988, the first of five siblings and from a modest family, is passionate from an early age on mythology and mysteries related to religions and international conspiracies. He often engaged in debates concerning these topics, sometimes also clashing with school teachers who often defined him as a closed boy, due to the fact that he felt he was not understood, having a different view of the commonly accepted history. Following various life experiences, he decides to start writing novels inspired by these themes and remained for years kept in his mind only in the form of an idea.
My name is not God, the novel by Antony Harris published by Albatros il filo in 2021, merges in a single story the Sumerian creation myth that was found on a tablet, among the ruins of the ancient Mesopotamian city of Nippur, founded in 5000 BC about, with the biblical genesis that presents innumerable and disconcerting analogies. According to the Sumerians, no god is the author or responsible for creation and the creators themselves are part of it. Sumerian mythology holds that humans originated from extraterrestrials who ruled the Earth, from a distant planet. Those beings, or deities, traveled across the sky in circular vehicles or rockets and with the aid of machinery, began to work the soil of the Earth, digging to make it habitable and extract minerals such as gold. In this novel we make a journey to discover the origin of the Earth and of the human being, between clandestine laboratories, mechanical beings called keruvim, mysterious places like the Edèn where the beings produced by genetic experimentation were studied, surrounded by the darkness of the universe. and with different eyes we will look at life on Earth.
Reading My name is not God we ask ourselves indeed Antony Harris wonders but are we really alone in the universe? For millennia, extraterrestrial presences have manifested themselves on Earth and reading with an analytical approach what has been handed down by the most ancient civilizations, superimposing it on what the Bible itself tells, we realize that there are countless analogies.
If we look at the history of man, we realize that the testimonies of these more or less close encounters are always present. But, beyond the legends, myths and texts of religious traditions, it is with documentable history that the path becomes more fascinating and full of questions.
The quantity of ascertained and faithfully recorded facts, jealously preserved in archives only recently opened to scholars leaves no room for doubt, as does the discovery of finds dating back to well before the official dating given by archeology and paleontology, concerning technologies of which, in those epochs, the human being could never have disposed. Man is not the result of evolution or divine intervention. Someone gave a “push” through DNA manipulation.
So why the author wonders have we never met alien species in flesh and blood?
This paradox has a very simple solution actually. Extraterrestrials, at least in part, are humans themselves.
The extraterrestrials are already here, but we have not noticed them and there is no need to look for them who knows where. Of all the animal species much older than humans, how is it possible that only one species has reached such a level of awareness and knowledge by civilizing the planet and building cities over time, building machinery and experimenting with technologies? Someone has handed down this knowledge, there is no doubt.
In addition, the writer deepens leading to believe that humanity was originally conceived by those explorers as a workforce, employed in various jobs aimed at the occupation of the planet and the exploitation of its resources.
In all terrestrial cultures there are legends of “astronauts” and legends in which genetic experiments are repeatedly mentioned, starting from the Middle East, traveling through Africa, Europe and South America. This suggests that contacts by extraterrestrial civilizations served to monitor and control their own creation.
Can we – he argues – then talk about alien visitors? Reality or imagination? Plot or misinformation?
It is a book that offers reflections by intertwining reality and imagination, which offers logical and scientific explanations to what religions claim was divine intervention.
The setting is beautiful and the first-person narration that draws from the Bible itself, retracing the entire time span of genesis and showing aspects of the life and character of those individuals who, although coming from another place, have much in common with the human being.