About The Book of Man



The original manuscript for the Book of Man was completed in July 2009 and unpublished until 2013 when it appeared as the first ever fully converted video book on Vimeo.com in New York. The entire manuscript was laid out in an episodic video series chapter-by-chapter and is offered free to the public, where it can be seen and experienced to this day. As of this printing the viewership has reached one-half million
views since air date. Utilizing still images, video excerpts, and a massive soundtrack, the story takes us from the earliest known beginnings of the race of Man in this galaxy up through the classic period of now modern day Egypt.


The saga of Man is complicated.

Not just for the reader but as well for those whose job it is to enlighten us – the historian, the anthropologist, the churches in their various presentations, the medical community, and the horde of other “sciences”. The greatest and most heinous divergence of opinions and theorems meet in the bloodiest theater of war we shall call Man’s “origin”.

These many opinions range from total convolution to evolution and beyond, with separate camps at each crossroads fighting for dominance in the domain of public and scientific scrutiny.

Suddenly in the wasteland of doctrine there is movement in alternative directions concerning the route of Man’s origins which the decaying regimes find awkward. And as these barren establishments are fighting tooth and nail to hold on to their obsolete assumptions, a foothold has now trespassed that shadowy solemn soil and has cast a new light on information either abandoned, or believably worse, purposely and clandestinely concealed.

It is out of this chaos the enigmas of Man have been delivered.

The knowledge contained within this volume is vast. Upon compiling sources, a clear outline emerged and from this a series of enigmas evolved. At its basest level, this interestingly produced a linear historical text. While collecting these materials, the totality of the content came from easily located pieces of information yet individually mere fragments, apparently disconnected yet all the same unquestionable.

Additionally some fragments, which in the preferred ancient tongue, can be called priscus perobscurus abscondites: or ancient obscure secrets.

No one piece of information detailed much more than very simple concepts and in some cases solid references without further connection or easily identifiable constructive ideas. For even some fragments, difficult to conclusively relate within any context would be a better phrase. Though, even with the superficially unconnected nature of the entirety of these infinitesimal mysteries, the pieces ultimately and surprisingly do fit together.

Each of the individual chronicles or segments often varies in the period or epoch covered, and yet the finer details also carry with them portions of a larger story. In all of these combined fragments, a relevance of the individual elements eludes us – much like in the 1997 film, Contact (based on the Carl Sagan book by the same name), where numerous pages of similarly and “apparent” fragmented information were transmitted to Earth. As with each page of data, there was no perceptible point of reference to connect them in order to make sense of it all. To solve the complete puzzle, a primer was required to assemble and decipher the entire message.

If one were to take this incomplete framework of such fragmented data and pinpoint relational benchmarks, there suddenly appears more connection between these seemingly unconnected and widely differing parts than we probably would prefer to understand. It has become a connecting the dots nightmare of (dare I say) biblical proportions. Since this effort in connecting so many varying and fragmented tiny bits could be described as a descent into madness, such madness in this light is so much more interesting.

Within the scope of such limited, unknown, or maybe even forgotten Terran history, tradition, and understanding, are portions or unrealized segments within one known trail of enigmas which plot the pathways that in due course may even direct the entirety of that place, that race, and its poignancy – or lack thereof.

The Enigmas are their own individual and unique narratives, though each one presents not only its individual enigma, but relates directly to the enigma of the Book of Man as a whole and where it could potentially lead. It is not so much a matter of whether or not the individual cases are all complete or even remotely definitive, but that they implicate far more than their apparent linear placement when they could very well be much more important – and possibly implicate considerably much more as well.

So it is that the Book of Man contains a unique linear set of individual enigmas that directly pertain to the vast pinnacles considered unknowns that have driven solar humankind, their need for understanding for that which is decidedly unknown to them, and yet that which they also empirically refute since such is not ideologically pertinent. As we have seen over the eons historically, that which is not commonly accepted therefore does not exist – whether or not it in fact does. Such is Earth science, knowledge, history, and sadly – perceptual truth. The obscuring of such things similar to these very topics would be a natural predilection of those either too indignant to comprehend of such possibilities, or those whose efforts are solely directed towards actively suppressing such things. After all, if something is too far beyond the reaches of one person or group’s intellect, belief system, or mandate, it must therefore be made redundant.

Charles Fort, in his 1919 study aptly titled The Book of the Dead, mentioned this very same and pertinent observation:

Thou shalt not break continuity; Thou shalt try.

Some have witnessed throughout the course of time the change in accepted and unaccepted concepts, ideas and knowledge. That which is reluctantly accepted today was wholly condemned yesterday. That which was unreal and fantastic yesterday, is commonplace today – and yet tomorrow will be perceived as anachronistic. One might forward the statement that general acceptance of any topic as remotely theoretical is only recognized as it fits within a currently accepted theoretical framework. The problem lies within whom or what is actually responsible for defining that framework.

It must be said that Terran humans have never truly transcended the period of their early dark ages, a time where knowledge and truth were suppressed as actively as they currently are. In some ways, this predilection has never ceased and in all likelihood preceded those dark ages for several millennia. This point will soon become clearly evident.

Terrans potentially become true victims of their own nescience if allowed to continue to evolve in this manner. Not something that I personally would like to wave around the universe as a banner of assumed spiritual and intellectual superiority – for these are quite curious Terran characteristics.

The purpose of the Book of Man is to attempt to begin painting at least this small portion of the vast mural which has been accumulated from the depths of obscurity, as well as dark or hidden and likewise unrealized historical milestones – and what someone or something is attempting to reveal within such a construct.

And so it is with the Book of Man that a linear trail of enigmas has now presented itself.


from the Introduction, About The Book of Man

Brian O


The Book of Man

Completed in 2009, The Book of Man was the culmination and collation of a lifetime of information collected throughout the previous 40+ years. The storyline follows these existing records, told in third person and starts millions of years ago and far away from this planet.

Though some may find these stories almost science fiction in nature, it is supported by scientific facts and tied together with historical precedents.

Technically, the book is not science fiction, but rather an historical record – one that has not been put together or told in one sequence ever before.

It is truly the first of its kind anywhere and as such stands alone in the world of alternative historical information.

The Book of Man: Ascension

Part two of the first book (currently in production at this time) picks up where the first book ends, and continues the storyline up to the present day.

It will cover a lot of known and some unknown historical knowledge about this planet, the human species, what is going on here, why it is going on, and where this path is leading to.

Production of the film series will be delivered one chapter at a time as the book is written.



9 Responses to About The Book of Man

  1. I have just watched the first enigma. im very much interested but i have a question about it. if a species that closely resembles our own, which moved or immigrated to other planets, including our own, why would we as humans now have no recollection of ever doing this? furthermore, what happened to that technology that the old species used to get here? there must have been someone that had that knowledge and would be foolish not to save it or at least pass it on?


    • Brian Onley says:

      Hi Alex and thx for the comment.

      If you continue with the story, that question will become quickly evident.

      Thanks my friend & cheers.

      Brian O.


    • Brian Onley says:

      Hi Alex! I will try to get through this as short as possible.

      (1) Because WE didn’t migrate here – we were made here.
      (2) They took it with them, though there is a very high suspicion the wreckage from the Mars battle is still there. 🙂
      (3) There are a few stories relevant to the passing of information on to us. I personally suspect there has been some historical “hanky-panky” going on for a very long time and stated as much in the Introduction, and Chapters 8, 9, and 10.

      Cheers friend and thanks!


  2. Herbert says:

    Dear Mr. Onley.
    I discovered your set of vimeos on the ‘Book of Man’ during December 2014. I did not leave the room until I had seen all of them. It took me 2 days. Never before have I seen such a comprehensive, in-depth, detailed review of mankind. No effort was spared and the set is strongly reminiscent of a David Attenborough production with the narration the best I have heard. It haunted me for days, and still does. I would like to humbly take this opportunity to congratulate you on a sterling media production. Please be so kind as to inform me where I could get a transcript or how to download the vimeos. May I request that you continue to market and distribute the vimeos. This is a story that needs to be told and heard by each member of the human race. We need to be awakened to our true heritage and the incredible power we inherently possess. May you be blessed with a world-wide audience of millions.
    Kind regards
    Herbert Otto


  3. Brian Onley says:

    Thanks Master Otto for your kind words.

    Actually, the book was completed years before. I have been unable to find one single publisher willing to touch it — hence the video production.

    Again, thank you so very much for your words and observations, they have made my day.


    Cheers my friend and thanks for your support.

    Brian Onley


  4. Where is the book itself? Are you still working on it and publishing it? Just curious.


  5. Sorry, I did not read the previous post. In reference to publishing the book, have you considered self publishing? Many authors are utilizing this today.


  6. Brian Onley says:

    Thanks guys for the thoughts. At the moment the book itself has not been published though I am now preparing for multiple queries. I wouldn’t mind independent POD publishing though the outlay of funding for hardback jacketed books even in POD is currently beyond my asset situation.

    Ok, let’s not kid ourselves, I’m broke.

    But not to fear, we must press on and so the project continues, as well as the subjective children projects which come out of it.

    As I like to say … FORWARD & UPWARD!


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