Robert Temple Sirius Mystery – Book Review


Robert Temple Sirius MysteryProduct: The Sirius Mystery

Subject: The Dogon Tribe Sirius Mystery

Author: Robert Temple

Publisher: Inner Traditions Bear and Company

Language: English

Length: 464 pages

Price: $19.95 ( Retail )

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Our Rating: 9 out of 10

I read the updated version of the Robert Temple Sirius Mystery a few weeks ago and decided to write a review about my experiences with it. In this book review, I will discuss the subject, the good points, some minor drawbacks with it, and where to get the best deal when you buy it online. By the end of this review, you should have a good idea as to whether the Robert Temple Sirius Mystery is the book for you.

The Sirius Mystery – Product Overview

This is an updated version of Robert Temple’s fascinating 1977 book The Sirius Mystery.This updated version contains 140 new pages of new scientific evidence that the KGB, CIA, and NASA attempted to suppress.

The book covers the Dogon Sirius mystery that has dogged scientists since the 1930’s when two French anthropologists revealed their findings on the tribe. They claimed that the Dogon preserve a tradition of contact with intelligent Sirius Star system aliens.

Temple’s book explains that these aliens arrived on Earth with a view to teaching the human race the art of civilization. That they were responsible for systems of the Pharaohs of Egypt, the mythology of the Greek civilization, and the Epic of Gilgamesh.

This updated version of the Robert Temple Sirius Mystery sold over 10,000 copies within the first two months of it’s release in the UK.

The Good & The Bad

The Pros:

  • Offers ​unique research into the ancient mythologies of numerous civilizations and cultures
  • A well documented scholar investigation supporting alien contact thousands of years ago
  • Includes a mass of foot notes, references and quoted scholars
  • Provides strong evidence
  • Updated with 140 pages
  • Covers the Egyptian, Sumerian, and Dogon civilization’s link to extraterrestrial intelligence
  • Temple explains how he was persecuted by the CIA, the Soviet KGB and NASA.

The Cons:

  • In certain chapters the book belabors the point a bit
  • Some of Greek, Egyptian, Minoan, and Babylonian history/archaeology can become ‘dry reading’ at times

Who is The Sirius Mystery For?

If you are looking for light UFO reading then this is NOT the book for you. Robert Temple’s views on the Dogon Sirius mystery are a work of scholarship as opposed to a Spielberg movie.

If you have any sort of interest in the Ancient Astronaut theory then this book is a must-read for you. This new version is a must for both the seasoned and ingenue to the Dogon tribe Sirius mystery.

My Final Take on The Robert Temple Sirius Mystery

The Egyptian, Sumerian, and Dogon connection to the Sirius star system aliens is a fascinating subject. Robert Temple has left no stone unturned when it comes to covering the Dogon Sirius mystery

I found it to be a very deep and scientific read but at the same time extremely difficult to put down. At times I did find I had to re-read certain chapters due to ‘information overload’ but I got there in the end.

The book is a definitive eye-opener on the subject of Ancient Astronauts and constantly makes you pause and think about the arguments the author puts forward.

In all it is a very refreshing and extremely stimulating publication.

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I hope you enjoyed this review on The Sirius Mystery and if you have any questions about the book or want to leave your own personal review, leave a comment in the section below.

51 comments on “Robert Temple Sirius Mystery – Book Review

  1. I’m partway through reading this book and am finding it fascinating (if heavy) reading. It’s definitely not a book to breeze through as it’s rich in detail (sometimes a little too much, as you say). Overall though I’m enjoying it and your review touches on many points that I agree with.

    1. Hi SC,
      Nice to hear you decided to take the book on and give it a go – it’s a fascinating read!!!
      Please consider coming back here when you’ve finished to give your full opinion on it – we would love to hear it 🙂

  2. I have always had an interest in things such as aliens or anything else that was mysterious such as ghost. A lot of people have books with explanations of how and why the government is trying to suppress certain information. I think that even people like myself who read for entertainment are still entertained by the explanations, even when written in a scholarly manner. Thanks for the review. I will look forward to your next post.

    1. Hi Adrian,
      A man after my own heart by the sounds of things – I have also had an interest in reading on these types of subjects ( hence this site! ). Awesome stuff – thanks for dropping by and giving our review a go ( see you soon! ).

  3. Dry reading? The Greek, Minoan, Babylonian, etc. histories are fascinating! It’s incredible to discover what we know about these ancient cultures by mostly art left behind and very little writing. Thus why there is so much speculation about a number of facts in their histories because nothing is completely clear. I hope this book doesn’t elaborate on speculation but sticks to known fact.

    1. Oh you don’t have to worry there Sarah – the book really is one of a kind! There’s not really what I’d call speculation in it – the author firmly believes in what he has penned and what his research has brought about.

  4. Hi Chris, I have followed a lot of “mysteries” through reading books and watching television. One question on all these stories has always baffled me and has, to my knowledge, never been sufficiently answered. Why are governments, everywhere in the world, always covering things up? And it cannot be that they want to conceal the fact that we are not alone in the universe. Cheers, Jerry

    1. Well Jerry it wouldn’t be the first thing they’ve tried to cover up would it? If people got hold of half the truths they know there could well be mass panic in heavily populated areas…
      Who’s to say they are not doing what they think is right?

  5. Hi Chris,

    I’ve never heard about the Dogon Sirius mystery.
    But you’ve got my attention here! I love these sort of theories, I don’t believe anything I read but I do like to keep an open mind and dig in to any sort of theory as I do believe anything is possible.
    I’m actually just looking for some of these theories and think about them, more as a pass time. Do you think Robert Temple Sirius Mystery might be something for me? Or might it be to heavy to read?


    1. Hi Maarten,
      Well I wouldn’t call the book a ‘heavy read’ but it’s not exactly a Spielberg movie ( if you catch my drift! ). It’s a fascinating experience but it does cover lots of historical aspects at times – do you think this is the kind of thing you would normally enjoy?
      Anyway, we recommend it on this site because we think so much of it – if you like the subject then give it a go 🙂

  6. I used to watch plenty of mystery-related television shows that were very in-depth when I was younger. I’ve never actually picked up any mystery novels, and I’m not 100% sure why. I’m completely sure I’d enjoy this as it sounds very intriguing from the get go and theories have always dazzled me. If I’m getting a start in this genre, what would you recommend me starting with?

    1. Wow Steph, there’s so many books out there it’s hard to know where to start!
      The Sirius Mystery is a VERY popular publication so I would suggest giving that a try first – after all, you’re on the page already ( something must have brought you here!!!! )

  7. Do you think someone who doesn’t really care about the typical UFO genre would enjoy this? I’d like it more for the historical aspect and education material than anything. But where you say you had to read a few chapters a few times in order to process all of the information, perhaps it too much?

    1. Hi Sarah,
      Well the book’s historical side is VERY impressive – the author is quite a talented researcher! It is a little deep in places and I did find myself having to concentrate but it certainly wasn’t ‘too much’ 🙂
      I think it will definitely appeal to people interested in the more historic element of the subject

  8. I am always interested in the Ancient Astronaut theory and believe this is true. This book sounds like something I would definitely be interested in!

    I find all these theories fascinating and very good reads. I am glad he has added some pages into his 1977 book and am very interested in reading more. Thank you so much for finding my next read!

  9. Your book review on Robert Temple Sirius Mystery sounds pretty good. I have always had an interest in past mysteries and this book obviously has that in spades.

    I have notice a lot of information these days going into the past to re-evaluate our understanding of history dealing with many cultures of what we once thought was correct to find out we have new evidence to state other wise.

    Great review and sounds like a good book to read.

  10. This book sure seems to be something I would enjoy reading. I suppose the only thing that really holds me back is the part about information overload. I really appreciate the review, and will give it some thought on the purchase of it. I am all for a good mystery.

    1. Hi Jean, Travis and Lb – sorry for the delayed response from my end!
      Glad the three of you are so impressed by the publication – hope you enjoy reading it 🙂

  11. Hello Chris,
    I am an avid reader and I deavour several books a year while on planes, in airports and other places that take up my time waiting lol.
    As such I am always on the lookout for new books to read and that is what brought me to your review today.
    I am a fan of UFO genre books and I remember seeing this one years ago, I was unaware of the update so I will have to give it another look.
    You are right about one thing, if you are looking for light reading this is not the book, or at least it was not several years ago, informative and could be boring from time to time but you really have to be interested in the UFO culture to get into it.

    The Fat Guy

    1. Hey there Fat Guy ( I can’t believe I just had to call you that LOL – use your real name next time! )
      No, it’s not really teenager reading – it is pretty hefty with it’s info in places so it’s only suitable for people with a real interest in the subject. Hope you enjoy the updated version 🙂

  12. I like aliens and so this subject sounds interesting to me! I don’t if it would be for me since you said it’s not light reading, but I’m still tempted to read it. I think I have heard about this before some time way back. I feel like it’s crazy to think that aliens are not out there. There is a whole never ending universe, there has to be other life forms out there! And so many people have reported alien sightings. They can’t all be making it up!

    1. I totally agree with you Melanie – it would be completely ignorant to think we were the only ones out there!
      Give the book a try – you never know 🙂

  13. Hi, the topic you are discussing has been a puzzle for a long time. I did not read the book of Robert Temple. But I know about Dogon story from some other sources.

    As far as I remember, their tradition teaches about Sirius B star (Sirius is a binary system), which is hardly detectable with modern telescopes and this only through spectral analysis. So it is impossible that they would have known about it ‘through observations’. I wonder if the author discusses this.

  14. I have never interested to read mystery book. I do not read because i think is a waste if my precious time. But this one really caught my attention. I am always fascinated with how Egypt pyramid can be build. Guess this book can give me some guide and improve my imagination.

  15. this looks quite intertesting, real evidence you say? What is the significance to supypressing this information anyway- i mean, why hide it, what’s in it for the government?
    Either way, that’d be really cool to read the book and learn more about it myself! Thanks for the review!

    Matt TheDopestMatrix

  16. Thanks for the great review Chris, the author has really put the work in on this one!

    I find it fascinating the way everything is connected in some form and even if I’m reading this for pure entertainment it always makes me think!

    One of the guys commenting was mentioning about governments covering up things like UFO’s etc and why don’t they just be honest but it’s obviously all about control of the masses. That being said there’s a greater good in there somewhere they wouldn’t be doing it for the sake of it!

    If these theories are proven to be true, I wouldn’t be surprised at all but with UFO’s personally I’ll cross that bridge when we come to it, LOL!!

    Cheers and looking forward to your next post, Stephen

    1. Hi Stephen,
      I think the governments are probably scared about mass panics breaking out if the truth ever surfaced – you just don’t know how people are going to react at the end of the day!

  17. Great review and I had never heard of this subject prior to your post here today. I am an avid reader and the subject is of interest as well.

    Being a Christian, I think it would be interesting to see how this theory and the scholarly presentation of facts he brings would match up against the tenats of Christianity (and the other major religions for that matter)…

    I will definitely be looking for this book when I make my next purchase online, thanks for the heads up, and I may have said this in another comment from another review, but I have bookmarked this page. Cheers!

  18. Hi Chris
    Another great article. i see a lot of UFO documentaries these days on TV, and it is really become the talk of the century as more people are researching into UFO’s. I think I will go ahead and purchase the Sirius Mystery and have a read. I think you are going a wonderful job here and I can not believe some people do not still recognise we are not alone.

  19. Hey there,

    I really enjoyed your review, it was most informative and i will sure remember it. What’s your favourite part of the book?

    Do you know if it has an audiobook? I am very time pressed most days and often am only able to listen to books!



    1. Hi Tyler,

      Yes I believe Amazon offer it in audio book format – click the link at the end of the article and it will take you through to your local Amazon dealer ( they should have the formats at the top of the page! ).

  20. Love the website. It has a lot of really interesting stuff on it and especially like anything to do with the Paranormal. (I also left a comment about one of the books you have listed). Everything is great and laid out in an easy to navigate and user-friendly lay-out. Great job!

  21. Hey I really like the concept of your website and it is really easy on the eyes. It’s also very navigable and you can easily jump from article to article.

    This looks fascinating! Im a firm believer the human race has had outside help. Things advanced to fast otherwise. This seems like a book that can really change the way you think.

    I really appreciate the information and hope to hear a response from you

    1. Hi Dylan,

      Great to hear that you like the website and the book! Thanks for taking the time to leave some positive feedback here – really appreciate it! 🙂

  22. Hi Chris,
    This is an excellent review, but sounds a bit too scientific for my taste! I like the idea of your site though, and love a good conspiracy theory or paranormal mystery. Can you recommend anything along these lines, or could you reply with a link to the appropriate part of your site if you have reviewed something similar? I would be interested to have a look. Thanks, Mara.

    1. Hi Mara,

      If you check the right sidebar of the site you will see the categories we cover here – both conspiracy theories and the paranormal are listed there! 🙂

  23. Hey Chris. Interesting review there. I’ve heard some of these theories about ancient civilizations having contact with alien visitors. I can’t say I’ve ever given much credence to them but it’s interesting to learn that there’s been some scholarly discussion on the subject. I’d always thought the theory was just put out there for a bit of fun.

    I’m not skeptical about the possibility of alien life – with an infinite number of stars and planets out there, I’d be more surprised if there wasn’t any – but I’ll admit I’m a bit skeptical about this kind of theory. However, knowing that some people out there are talking about this seriously, I’m inclined to be a little more open to the possibility than I was before. Thanks.

  24. Hi Chris!
    Yet again another great review on a book of such character and indigenous. It would be funny if i caught you in the mystery isle at the library next time i am there hahahah. Well what can I say, I grew up learning about the ancient times through movies and culture. School helped with geography and learning about mummies! Good Review!

  25. You provided everyone with an extremely thorough and well thought out review that stated nearly everything you could possibly need to know about the book. You even stated things such as the number of pages, which is insanely appreciated. Thank you so much for the honest and detailed review of The Sirius Mystery, I’ll definitely have to see about checking it out.

  26. I am a keen sci-fi fan but have always kept an open mind on all things curious and unexplained.
    If I had this book in the house, I would probably read it but I’m not sure I would purposely go and buy it.
    Your pros and cons were useful for this decision because I’m the kind of reader who gets bored easily if a book starts to wane and fails to keep me on the edge.
    My daughter owns a bookshop and next time I see her, I will ask if she has the book on her shelf. If so, I may borrow it and give it a go. Thanks for the review Ches

  27. Very interesting review, I’m quite interested in antiquity books, so I might consider this one too.
    464 pages is quite a lot, it must be quite thick actually, am i right? 🙂 It’s great to hear that it talks about several civilizations, in this way I’ll be able to go from one to another in case I get bored of reading about a certain one.
    Anyway, thanks a lot for reviewing this book, I’ll write it down on my list 🙂

  28. Hi Chris,

    The Dogon Sirius mystery is something new to me. But I like your sharing. I love this kind of stories about mystery things, Sometimes I still don’t believe all of them and just treat it like an entertainment, but I do like to keep an open mind and enjoy when I read.

    I guess I’ll give it a try and see if I can find any interesting things in it.

    Thanks for your sharing


  29. Ancient civilizations are a major interest of mine. There are so many unanswered questions and so much knowledge that seems suppressed in most archeological circles.
    As a fan and follower of Graham Hancock, I appreciate a scientific approach to these mysteries.
    It can hard to swallow theories that there may be such things as ancient astronauts, but the questions must be asked and inquiries made. I am open mined.

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