O’Brien, Christian (L)
Christian O’Brien, (1915-2001) was a geologist and head of the Iranian oil industry until his retirement in 1970. He was convinced that Atlantis had been located in the Azores and has suggested a possible outline of Atlantis based on the submerged contours of the islands (see below). He has also written a number of books in collaboration with his wife Barbara Joy on a range of subjects.
The O’Briens supported hyperdiffusion and proposed that ‘the Shining Ones’ better known as the Elohim in the Bible were responsible for the sudden development of agriculture, city states and monumental building some time before 8000 BC. Eventually, they developed colonies, spreading their knowledge which in due course were responsible for the great civilisations of Egypt, Asia and America.
Included in O’Briens contention was the idea that the biblical Garden of Eden, designated by him as ‘Kharsag’, had been located in what is now southern Lebanon(b). A paper outlining this idea includes a criticism of Zechariah Sitchin’s translation of Sumerian texts.
O’Brien’s work is now carried on by Edmund Marriage, his nephew, through an extensive website(a).