Robert K. G. Temple
Robert K. G. Temple (born in 1945) is an American author best known for his controversial book, The Sirius Mystery (1976; though Temple began writing it in 1967) which presents the idea that the Dogon people preserve the tradition of contact with intelligent extraterrestrial beings from the Sirius star-system. His writings on the Dogon are based on an interpretation of the work of ethnographers Marcel Griaule and Germaine Dieterlen.
Temple received a degree in Oriental Studies and Sanskrit from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia 1965. He was a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and an occasional broadcaster with the BBC. He resides in England with his wife Olivia, where they "run a theatrical-design archive, a Romanian cultural foundation, a Green-cement company . . . and a new music mini-label which has just issued 'The Art of the Fugue' by J.S.Bach, played on solo piano."
Other books by Temple include The Genius of China and The Crystal Sun. He has also written several articles for Time-Life, and has contributed to journals such as New Scientist and The Poetry Review. His second most recent book, written with his wife, is The Sphinx Mystery: The Forgotten Origins of the Sanctuary of Anubis published in early 2009 by Inner Traditions. His most recent book is Egyptian Dawn published on Sept. 2, 2010 by Century.
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