Paul von Ward (Author, We’ve Never Been Alone)
5.10 – The von Däniken Legacy (4.5.13)
Paul’s most recent book is “We’ve Never Been Alone: A History of Extraterrestrial Intervention” (2011) is an update of his 2004 book described below. It reframes the current human story of our origins, the basis of supernatural religions, the institutions of kingship and theocratic governments, and provides plausible explanations of our genetic evolution. It explains the basis of previous and present cultural and religious wars. It exposes the reasons why science has failed to incorporate the possibility of other conscious/intelligent beings who have and continue to interact with humans.
His first book, “Dismantling the Pyramid” (of government), in 1981 added to the Washington debate on government reform. His multifaceted career and continuing education prepared him to become an interdisciplinary cosmologist and prolific, independent scholar. His 1990’s book “Solarian Legacy” (updated and expanded as “Our Solarian Legacy” in 2001) combined current science in many disciplines to develop a “self-learning cosmology” to explain the universe’s evolution, including humans. His book “Gods, Genes, & Consciousness” (2004) provides an alternate interpretation of ancient texts to encompass the possibility of nonhuman influences on the history of human development. His book The “The Soul Genome: Science and Reincarnation” (2008) is the first comprehensive scientific analysis of the many areas of empirical evidence that support the concept of reincarnation.
Living in the hills of north Georgia, he also writes articles and lectures in the U.S. and abroad. 
Whether you call them gods, angels, ETs, or aliens, sufficient proof now exists that beings more advanced than humans have influenced our history. Evidence suggests that these outsiders shaped our religions, genes, technology, and cultures. In fact, they may have provided the impetus for modern civilization.
Paul Von Ward investigates why modern science and religion refuse to address the possibility that humans interact with Advanced Beings (ABs). He reviews sacred texts, myths and legends–from the Old Testament, Hebrew texts, and the Vedas, to the Greek myths, Sumerian tablets, and other historical sources to make the link between religions, their gods, and alien intervention. He shows how this history of AB intervention has been suppressed and challenges readers to reexamine the origins of notions like “divine revelation” to find common ground among the world’s cultures and religions.
Previously published as Gods, Genes, and Consciousness.