This story really begins with a visit to the Mojave Desert in 2004 by our founder, Dorian Taddei. Driven by a simple intuitive impulse, itself inspired by a singular question concerning the reason for the extreme ages of some California Bristlecone Pines (in excess of 4,600 years), our group visited an ancient petroglyph site covered with mysteriously familiar markings. Mysterious, because they were based in an ancient occult knowledge; familiar, because many of these symbols formed the roots of our own language.
This lead to a 5-year investigation has revealed an entirely different history of pre-Columbian America than modern Euro-centric theories suggest. This deductive version of history was made possible by a breakthrough in decipherment of ancient esoteric (occult) petroglyphs (and some older pictographs); symbols found along ancient maritime corridors and transcontinental trade routes not only in the North America, but across the entire world.
It might well be said that the old Silk Road trade routes, as we know them today, were really but a subset of a global trade network spanning both the great oceans as well as the major continents of earth. Once this bigger picture is accepted as a reality, the esoteric secret knowledge of the existence of the New World (North and South America, as well as remote locations such as Easter Island) become clear. And yet, to do so, we need to accept a simple reality: the esoteric adepts from many regions of the Earth shared both a high science, as well as a knowledge of global navigation and transoceanic ships which carried them around the world.
Thor Heyerdahl, to his credit, made the claim that maritime travel enabled the rise of civilizations around the world, and not the other way around. This succinct statement is true, and its implications profound.
"We have always been taught that navigation is the result of civilization, but modern archeology has demonstrated very clearly that this is not so . . . Civilization grew in the beginning from the minute that we had communication - particularly communication by sea that enabled people to get inspiration and ideas from each other and to exchange basic raw materials."
— Thor Heyerdahl —
The existence of this network of travel corridors becomes irrefutable once we properly transliterate the ubiquitous glyphs concentrated at sites spread along these numerous corridors. Many of the world's oldest petroglyphs are esoteric ideogrammatic and mnemonic marks used to communicate spiritual, alchemical and astrological principles both to initiates, as well as to others with a shared esoteric and cosmological training. These petroglyphic marks were left behind at sites across the planet as directions, and for a variety of reasons linked to the ancient cosmo-religion and its practices: instructions for the mining and digestions and processing of minerals (for alchemical elixirs), astrological luni-solar calendaring (also used in alchemical operations, as well as religious observances and celebrations).
Concentrations of glyphs are always found at points along the ancient corridors of the Magi (Magu, Ma 'Gu, Mako, etc.), and at ancient habitation sites associated with routes traveled by the ancient teachers. The legacy of these visits consists of both original petroglyphs — often used as teaching aids, in-keeping with the ancient esoteric traditions of oral secret-sacred transmission — and others pecked into stone by initiates. Additionally, what is referred to as re-pecking (pecking or scraping over older designs) and duplicating these marks appears to have become a tradition among many who were visited. Perhaps initially to honor those whose cyclical visits provided them with news of the Old World, as well as technologies, and certainly later as both an attempt to induce returns visits, as well as purely out of superstition.
Because all marks are not original Old World petroglyphs, and because the passage of time resulted in various marks having expanded and/or confused meanings, transliterating these marks correctly requires recognition of the originals, as well as an understanding of esoteric traditions, and hermetic drift.
The Alchemical Half of the Jews and the Rose Cross of Thelema
(by Frater Zephyros)
". . . due to a phenomenon referred to as 'Hermetic Drift' and the forming of a phonetic Qabalah . . . symbols can rely on a similarity either visually or phonetically that unfortunately can also obscure their meaning. This demonstrates the importance of an unbroken oral tradition that was lost to western occultism. And this had brought Alchemical documents to a point where they became incredibly difficult if not impossible to understand with their value to the modern Occultist being rendered almost worthless.
However, there is a lot of Alchemical knowledge that in the west, has become common knowledge with Spagyrics becoming the forerunner of modern Chemistry. And Alchemical practices have not been completely eradicated, as the Eucharistic ceremony is still common in exoteric religious practices as well as occult practices."
The ubiquitous presence of esoteric petroglyphs and their proximity both to alchemical mineral sources along travel corridors, is a smoking gun which clearly indicates that the spread of such esoteric principles was the result of a coordinated, global religion. Furthermore, this religion was clearly based in a knowledge of the true aetheric cosmology. The fact that these traditions were only transmitted orally, meant that, when a culture or society was disrupted by regional ecological downturns, especially by global comet/asteroid impact disasters, or by wide-spread war, the chain of initiates and adepts could become disrupted.
Often, such social disruptions resulted in entire regions becoming bereft of esoteric knowledge and traditions. This is apparently the case in the greater American Southwest, which — following two short cycles of drought and the invasion of cannibals from the region known today as Mexico — so disrupted the Hohokam, Chaco Canyon culture and others, that it all but totally the light of esoteric knowledge and technology they once possessed. What remains is a confusing enigma, even for the Amerindians themselves. (For a good example of this loss of insight, please read the section AN ESOTERIC KOKOPELLI in this section of the website.
And yet, although all gnosis is drawn from the same wellspring of aetheric intelligence (the Akashic Record, Light of Christ, etc.), true revelation and religious epiphany is ultimately a personal experience. The independent nature of such experiences ultimately leads to a personal re-interpretation and integration of such primordial truths. It is primarily this dynamic and individual nature of gnosis, that leads to shifts in the meaning of esoteric symbols which inevitably occurs over time. This intelligently directed diffusion has come to be known as hermetic drift.
This cosmology was both recorded, preserved and hidden, through the use of a mnemonic symbology known generally today as sacred geometry.' However, like all writing and forms of communication, symbols and their presentation change over time. Hermetic drift notwithstanding, however, the underlying meaning of esoteric glyphs, having its original source in the intelligence ('intelligence' streaming from all living things) embedded in the ubiquitous aetheric medium, remains remarkably coherent. Is this not what we would expect, if such information is accessed (downloaded) from such an infinite and source? Personal interpretation can – and always will – vary, but such a source would, be its nature, be nothing less than THE single source of all truth (as experiential data).
"If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, infinite.
~ William Blake: The Marriage of Heaven & Hell ~
Close the eyes of the flesh, that the greater eye may see in the inner darkness . . . Enter into the inner temple and await the revelation of heavenly secrets. Shut out the clamouring senses . . . then when all outer doors are closed and all inner doors open, speak to me . . .
Tell me the secrets of the ages
~ The Kolbrin: The Book of Scrolls ~
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This site is an attempt to shed light upon the 'occult' (meaning 'hidden') practices of the ancient esotericists. These teachings were the legacy of various religions, and yet in every case were lost over time. This loss is easily explained when one realizes that almost all of these truths were mostly passed down orally, only. They were considered scared, and so were kept a secret, only to be transferred to those who proved themselves capable of both understanding them, and also willing to preserve them for the sake of mankind, and to never — under for any reason — abuse that knowledge. To this end inviolable oaths were sworn. In many cultures violating these oaths resulted in the immediate execution of the guilty party.
The evidence we have amassed (and continue to uncover) speaks boldly to the reality of an unbroken transmission of occult truths having been not only passed down through time, but in fact, to have been spread across the planet. This dissemination has occurred more than once. In fact, the evidence of both regional — and more importantly, global disasters — having disrupted and even destroyed entire civilizations, provides a motive for such an aggressive program of occult education. Oral transmission must be passed on from one generation to the next. For, unlike the written languages, when the possessor of such knowledge passes on, unless their wisdom is transferred to the living it may be lost forever. In the past there have been several major paroxysms caused by comet close- encounters and direct impacts of cometary or asteroidal debris. These seriously disrupted civilizations across the planet. There appears to have been educational, as well as re-educational programs, set in motion to alleviate the loss of spiritual direction of the human family. Although we cannot know all the parties involved, it seems clear that those once known as the Magi (in Persia), as well as by other names (like Magu in India), played a major role in such an effort.
The petroglyph evidence around the world clearly indicated Old World connections, and the presence of alchemist-asrtrologer-priests who were revered by those whom they taught. What they taught is born out on the wind-worn rocks and ancient walls of temples throughout the New World, as well as other locations worldwide. However, from what we have been able to discern, their main focus appears to have been focused on the geographical region we now call North America, and also Mexico. There are several reasons for the deliberate focus on these areas, and their populations. This is discussed elsewhere in this web site. (please see COSMO–RELIGION)
Furthermore, it appears that history truly repeats itself, in terms of occult traditions. When such esoteric truths are taught, and organizations arise to support the dissemination of the same within a culture — which we generally refer to as 'religion' — the further removed teachers become from direct mystical experiences which define true religion, the more likely such organizations are to loose their esoteric underpinnings and fall into exoteric dogmatism.
What is lost is not only the transmission of correct ideas, but funadmental cosmological constructs. Not merely sets of related ideas based in syllogistic reasoning, but methods for the attainment of direct gnosis (rituals, sacraments and methods for sustaining mystical experiences) utterly vanish, as these were never written down, and those who once were understood them, die.
However, across the planet the symbols of antiquity have waited under the dust of ages, on arid heat-blakened canyon walls, and carved into ancient temple friezes, for re-discovery. Their true meanings have become occluded over time, altered through a process generally known as hermetic drift, and in some cases, lost altogether; until now. Discoveries outlined in articles within this web site, have opened a portal into the past, revealing, clarifying and reincarnating the past.
The natural question which arises from this inquiry, one which is as inevitable, might be worded thus: "Could the esoteric wisdom of the past exist somewhere, perhaps written records, or — as anciently — passed on through a contiguous oral tradition? Perhaps a colony separated from the world, like the ancient myths of Shambala, exists still. Many have thought so; ancient Indian legends speak of highly advanced individuals who have — in days past — isolated themselves from the rest of mankind, some suggesting that they watch over the evolution of human consciousness, even influence our collective mindset, from time to time.
Such thinking has spawned many stories, and been the focus of numerous investigations; perhaps some more successful than others. The controversial 'Madame Blavatsky,' founder and member of the Theosophists, thought so, and published her version of this story. A recent review of this enigma, authored by Ernest Scott (The People of the Secret), approaches this question by examining various takes from a variety of periods and cultures. From the legends of ancient India and Sufi traditions come many such stories. Perhaps some are true. Certainly, modern versions of secret societies, in possession of ancient secrets, is a real possibility. Among these may be members of a not so ancient order, known as the Rosicrucians.
We read the following excerpt from, "The Alchemist's Handbook," Manual for Practical Laboratory Alchemy, by Frater Albertus (Chap. VI, p.57).
SYMBOLS IN ALCHEMY
Mysterious symbols have intrigued the mind of man from time immemorial. In every epoch, religion, magic and alchemy have abounded in the use of symbols. Meanings of diverse kinds and interpretations bordering on the hallucinatory and fantastic have been attributed to these strange signs. One can understand, then, if even today, such expressions as "signs of the devil," "marks of the devil," etc., can still be found among various peoples. In alchemy, nothing devilish or unholy is concealed behind these symbols. On the contrary, to those who are able to understand them, they possess an honorable and even a holy significance. This understanding has been considered too sacred and too valuable to be cast before the unworthy. Alchemists, and especially the Rosicrucian fraters, have used these sacred symbols amongst themselves in order to prevent alchemical, mystical, or occult secrets from falling into the hands of those who would misuse them. Rosicrucian adepts were known to have secret powers and methods to accomplish what seemed miraculous to others, as has been recorded for centuries. For example, the wonderful work (In German) of W. G. Surya, Der Stein der Weisen (The Stone of the Wise), presents an almost unbelievable but authentic record of these sages during past centuries. Even today, the very same symbols are employed by the alchemical brethren whenever necessary.
The occasion may arise for the alchemist-to-be, now reading these pages, when he may come in contact with books and manuscripts containing these alchemystical symbols. For this reason, the following pages present the important signs together with their Latin and English names. To some, such symbols are of little importance now, but they will prove of immense value when, at the least suspected time, a connecting link will present itself.
Members of the age-old fraternity of Rosicrucians are still very actively engaged in alchemy as part of their occult. and mystical work. However, one must discriminate between pseudo-Rosicrucians who may outwardly belong to one of several organizations making use of that name, and real adepts who comprise the inner core of the circle of the Order, which still exists throughout the Occident and the Orient. As previously stated, it would be useless to attempt to locate or even to contact this inner circle. It is true that Rosicrucian alchemical symbols have been published prior to their appearance here, and no doubt they will find their way into print again in the future. Such symbols are always of interest to students of occultism and mysticism . . .
. . . Basilius Valentinus employed some of similar design plus others entirely of his own composition. Some alchemists devised their own sets of symbols when it became apparent that formerly used signs had fallen into the hands of charlatans, who only made use of them to defraud and deceive the public.
Regarding individual interpretation of alchemical symbols, it can only be said that an inner unfoldment will help the student alchemist to arrive at their correct meanings. The profound message they contain will never be fully explained in the printed word nor in the attempted translations of "schooled intellectuals."
The comprehension of such esoteric truths, cannot in fact, not be recorded in language. However, language may include symbols capable of triggering gnosis. Such symbolism must still be understood in order for it to function as a triggering mechanism. Such cosmological truths must be passed on using two overlapping methods: symboliqué (esoteric symbolism capable of re-establishing a link between the mind and the aether), and spiritual mentorship. This is why esoteric truths were passed from initiate to adept, down through time.
Although symbols can lead us to deeper understanding, it is this link between the mind and penultimate truth which must be established in order for knowledge to be received by the human mind-at-large. Only through the nemonic method which the late 20th century esotericist and polymath R.A. Schwaller de Lubicz called once called "symboliqué," is this made possible. This is not doctrine, but can (and often has been) encoded into mythos and religious writings. It was Schwaller's contention that only through an intimate familiarity with, and understanding of, the symboliqué, can mankind be brought to the innate knowledge of truth which the ancient Egyptians called the "Intelligence of the Heart."
One might be tempted to classify such esoteric knowledge with the usual religious doctrines, but this cannot be done. This is because occult truths transcend intellectual discourse and mere logic. Yes, the truth can be discussed using metaphors, scientific analysis, and yes, all truth follows as the logical projections of fundamental cosmological truths. However, such fundamental principles must be understood as merely facets of a single principle . . . a principle known simply — among cosmologists — as the aether.
Until now the actual mechanical dynamics of this fabric of space were not known to many. The interactions between what we know as mater, and the aether, are quite complex. However, great strides have been made in modern times which help us to model this aether in simple mechanical terms. Seeing what we have seen, we understand that there are those who understand this aether, but will do their best never to reveal this truth as it has been used as the basis for entire weapons platforms. As such, all paths leading to the understanding of its true structure and mechanical workings have been deliberately blocked off, usually via academic extortion.
However, our goal is not to attempt to describe deep dark conspiracies here, but simply to make a simple note, in passing. The truth cannot be hidden. This is because it is everywhere, and for those who have eyes that they might see, it is not hidden at all. However, what happens when one person or group attains a technology or technologies far in advance of those around them? Inevitably, such technologies are used to leverage others, and most commonly, to enslave or control others.
For millennia it appears that the "secret of the ages" the true nature of man and his true relationship to the creation was kept safely hidden, by the followers of the cosmo-religion. These truths were taught orally, with the help of visual aides — the symboliqué. As we have mentioned, the symbols themselves are not the truths, but they work mnemonically to reveal the innate truth to the intuitive mind of a seeker.
Perhaps by way of analog one could compare the experience of music to direct revelation, or gnosis. In this analogy then, sheet music would be doctrine. Pure intelligence, like music, is a synergistic experience, whereas sheet music attempts to encode the experiences through marks, lines, rhythmic and dynamic indicators, in order to pass on the experience to others. However, notation is NOT music, and cannot ever be. Unless one learns to transliterate musical notation to performance, music is not internalized, only interpreted in its separate parts. And once one can play an instrument, and convert these marks to experience, music becomes a universe in which we find ourselves resonating. In fact, we then become part of the complex interplay of the vibrations of music itself. Anyone who has listened to music in front of a large woofer can testify to the at-one-ness with vibrations that listening to highly amplified music brings. Yet, only by immersing oneself in the performance of a great piece of music does one feel at-one-ness with both a composer, and with one's fellow musicians. In this sense, gnosis is a manifestation of an at-one-ness with the encoded experience(s) of all living things as recorded in the aetheric fabric of the universe itself — the Acashic Record.
For this reason (and others to be discussed) the only way to access such truths is through the mystical experience(s) experienced when the inner eye (the Greater Eye) is opened. Those who anciently took upon themselves the responsibility for teaching others what was gained from those experiences, had to teach the methods for attaining those states. These techniques, and the mineral and organic chemistry which was used to induce at-one-ness, were the best kept sacred-secrets of them all. And yet, these 'sacraments' were everywhere!
And yet, not only can the truth be misapplied by those whose selfishness blinds them to the greater purposes of the God of nature, but the unprepared may loose their way when fed meat over milk. The reason for this is that the tuning of the mind is a prerequisite for the receipt of gnosis. No man or woman begins with true faith, but must learn to grope ever further into the darkness of things not seen, in the dimly lit regions which separate ego drive reality from his pure consciousness. Only by learning to submit to nature, and to tune oneself to God's purposes, can true faith (celestial tuning) be accomplished. Belief is NOT faith, but may lead to experiences which assist the mind in recognizing what it is. However, it is a means to an end, not an end. The end . . . is directly revealed truth — gnosis.
For this reason little truly esoteric knowledge has reached us through historic records, but through esoteric myths which have come down to us through ancient mythos. Not only did traditions exist which transmitted vital, timeless truths down the ages, but corridors of travel were established around the world along which these venerable teachers passed these truths on. The replication of the myths of Flood stories, Creation stories, stories of the two Trees or the Tree of Life, are ubiquitous. The late mythologist and historian Walter Campbell remarked that these stories were so similar, that he believed a single root religion might have existed at a date he placed around 10,000 years before the present era. As a scientists coming from the materialistic traditions of Western Science and philosophy, he did not fully understand the principles of gnosis (revelation), but his idea of a central religion existing in antiquity was correct.
Over the last few millennia of the last era (4200 - current era), at least some of these ancient teachers appeared to be rather highly organized, and connected. They were known as the Magi in what is now Persia. Yet, their name was known around the Old World. In Indian they were called the Magu, and in China, they were known by a very similar sounding name, which in English would be pronounced, Ma'Gu. They reached as far as Japan where they were known as the Mako, and they even made it to the New World, where no written language existed with which to recall their name. They became, however, the model for the ancient Shamen, and medicine men, and Kokopelli. (See the KOKOPELLI tab under COSMO–RELIGION)
This legacy of global teaching did not begin with the Magi, however. There were others before them, among them the Annunaki — giants whose race came before what we today refer to as mankind. And before them there were others. These early esoteric peoples came from different races, from widely separated areas and epochs, each new 'age of man' overlapping the one before it, in a cascading flood of truth which imprinted the past and helped engineer the human race as we know it. Some of these teachers did not teach directly, however, and preferred to remain in the shadows, steering human evolution — as it were — covertly. An interesting book on this subject is titled, "The People of the Secret."
The Indian (as in East India) traditions speak of five world ages, this being the last. More on an esoteric interpretation of true human evolution will be added to this site over time. Those interested in some source material which corresponds to our own conclusions, might consider reading the Schwaller de Lubicz opus titled, "Sacred Science."
In order to understand the motivation of these ancient esoteric teachers, we must understand the basis of their religion. It was a religion based in a sure knowledge of both the cosmos (its principles and underlying fundamentals, known as cosmology), as well as the nature of human consciousness (its origins and potential).
In order to better gauge the effect these teaching had on humanity, we must disconnect ourselves from mainstream scientific uniformitarian notions of the origin of mankind. When it comes to mankind's true history, we need to understand, and correctly interpret the ancient stories — passed on from generation to generation — as told by those who survived our earth's turbulent past.
For more on this topic, please continue onto the next tab, entitled: NEOCATASTROPHISM — A PRIMER.
"The alchemical tradition assumes that every physical art or science is a body of knowledge which exists only because it is ensouled by invisible powers and processes. Physical chemistry, as it is practiced in the modern world, is concerned principally with pharmaceutical or industrial research projects. It is confined within the boundaries of an all-pervading materialism, which binds labor to the advancement of physical objectives."
~ Manly P. Hall, Meditation Symbols in Eastern and Western Mysticism ~
TRUE GOAL OF ALCHEMY
TRUE GOAL OF ALCHEMY
[Excerpt from: "What is the Goal of the Alchemist," by Rubellus Petrinus. Alchemy Journal, Vol. 5, No. 1, Spring Equinox, 2004]
“In the case of the modern alchemist, it would just not make sense to make gold by transmutation, because the Philosopher’s Stone has other much more interesting characteristics and is actually more valuable than gold. Let us see how Fulcanelli describes these characteristics in Dwellings of the Philosophers:
‘The masters of the art teach us that the goal of their labours is triple. What they seek to realize first is the Universal Medicine or the actual Philosopher's Stone. Obtained in a saline form, whether multiplied or not, only to be used for the healing of human illness, preservation of health, and growth of plants. Soluble in any alcoholic liquid, its solution takes the name of Aurum Potabile (although it does not even contain the least atom of gold) because it assumes a magnificent yellow colour. Its healing value and the diversity of its in therapeutics make it a precious auxiliary in the treatment of grave and incurable ailments. It has no action on metals, except on gold and silver, on which it fixes itself and to which it bestows its own properties which, consequently, becomes of no use for transmutation.’
‘Finally, if we ferment the solid, Universal Medicine with very pure gold or silver, through direct fusion, we obtain the Powder of Projection, third form of the Stone. It is a translucent mass, red or, according to the chosen metal, pulverizable and appropriate only to metallic transmutation.’
Here then, we see in the writings of a modern master that he, and probably our old masters, did not see gold as the main purpose. Their search was for the Universal Medicine that would allow a human being to live in perfect health and extend the normal lifespan. Today, with the degradation of the environment and rampant disease, this Universal Medicine would be more valuable than all the gold in the world!”
"Once I had this beautiful book in my possession, I did nothing but study it night and day, learning very well all the operations it described, but not knowing with what material it should be started. This caused me great sorrow, kept me in solitude, and made me sigh incessantly. My wife Perenelle, whom I loved like myself was greatly astonished at this, so I showed her this beautiful book, with which, the moment she saw it, she fell as much in love as I, taking extreme pleasure in contemplating the beautiful covers, engravings, images, and portraits, of which figures she understood as little as I did. Nevertheless, it was for me a great consolation to talk about it with her, and to consider what could be done in order to find out their meaning."
~ Nicolas Flamel (supposedly 14th century) Book of the Hieroglyphic figures, 1612 ~
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NEOCATASTROPHISM – A PRIMER
NEOCATASTROPHISM – A PRIMER
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TWO SECRET SACRAMENTS - TWO TREES
TWO SECRET SACRAMENTS - TWO TREES
PRIMER — ESOTERIC ENCODING
Down through countless ages occult truths were taught and adepts trained in the principles of cosmology and consciousness. However this training was not book learning, nor merely theoretical. Occult training culminated in actual extrasensory mystical experiences, wherein the true nature of the mind (and by extension, the true nature of the universe, unfiltered through the sensory 'reducing valve' of consciousness) was experienced directly by the initiate.
For the Esotericist (Gnostic, Hermeticist, etc.) doctrines were not religion, and it was (and is still) understood that TRUTH could only be understood by direct gnosis or revelation — and that such came only through an at-one-ness with the divine and His creation. Words, as language, cannot bring experience, but experiences must be reduced to language in order to transmit intelligence gleaned through experience in altered states, to those who have not shared in such experiences. What is inevitable is that those who no such experiences, eventually believe that at-one-ness must be attained through some act of God intervening for Man, as opposed to attaining this through self discipline and personal spiritual purity. This is the beginning of doctrinal religion, as these attempts to communicate direct experience are eventually considered de facto truth, and belief in them the only path to God.
Mankind eventually convinces himself that the illusory world of sensorium is, in fact, the only reality. This state of denial becomes the world of materialist, and the premise that what cannot be directly sensed or measured by other material objects (i.e. machines) does not exists, becomes a mantra. This is where we are at today, and to one degree or another, this has become a philosophical pandemic.
However, some of those who have had experiences beyond the limitation of sensorium come back with richly detailed stories elucidating what is experienced on the 'other side' of this 'veil.' There are far too many such experiences recorded, and far too many similarities in these accounts, to simply sweep them under the philosophical rug. The author himself has had many such experiences, and affirms the claims of those whose memories of such states are often spoken of as having been more real that those of normal life.
Doors of Perception — Aldous Huxley
". . . Reflecting on my experience, I find myself agreeing with the eminent Cambridge philosopher, Dr. C. D. Broad, "that we should do well to consider much more seriously than we have hitherto been inclined to do the type of theory which Bergson put forward in connection with memory and sense perception. The suggestion is that the function of the brain and nervous system and sense organs is in the main eliminative and not productive. Each person is at each moment capable of remembering all that has ever happened to him and of perceiving everything that is happening everywhere in the universe. The function of the brain and nervous system is to protect us from being overwhelmed and confused by this mass of largely useless and irrelevant knowledge, by shutting out most of what we should otherwise perceive or remember at any moment, and leaving only that very small and special selection which is likely to be practically useful." . . . each one of us is potentially Mind at Large. But in so far as we are animals, our business is at all costs to survive. To make biological survival possible, Mind at Large has to be funneled through the reducing valve of the brain and nervous system. What comes out at the other end is a . . . reduced awareness . . . [and a] . . . belief that reduced awareness is the only awareness and as it bedevils his sense of reality, so that he is all too apt to take his concepts for data, his words for actual things. That which, in the language of religion, is called "this world" is the universe of reduced awareness, expressed, and, as it were, petrified by language."
Aldous Huxley took mescaline before he recorded the experiences he condensed into his book, 'Doors of Perception.' This method of attaining altered states is consistent with millennia of such traditions, based in the utilization of entheogenic (aka psychedelic, meaning mind manifesting) compounds for the reduction of Ego and parting of the earthly veil, or "Samsara." History generally fails both to record just how wide spread the use of entheogenic compounds really was, but our new transliteration of many ancient symbols indicates, there existed few cultures who did not know of the use of entheogens, and fewer still that did not revere their use. The ubiquitous nature of some symbols, and many artifacts dedicated to the attainment of consciousness, suggests that it is only modern man who ever — for some centuries — lost the knowledge of such tools for accessing 'heaven.'
THE ELEUSINIAN MYSTERIES
Of the few records of such use that do exist, none is more impressive the record of souls who partook of a ceremony in ancient Greece called the Eleusinian Mysteries. The Eleusinian Mysteries are believed to have begun around 1500 BCE, during the Mycenaean Age. The lesser mysteries were probably held every year; the greater mysteries only every five years. This cycle of esoteric, psychedelic initiations, continued for about two millennia.
Historical records attest that most of the great minds of ancient Greece not only attended these ceremonies annually, but praised them in no uncertain terms as being the highlight of their lives. Concerning his experiences within the temple at Eleusis and the ritual use of the entheogenic sacrament (known as the Kykeon) administered there, Plato wrote: "The design of the mysteries was to lead us back to the principles from which we descended, that is to a perfect enjoyment of intellectual [spiritual] good."
Of his experiences at Eleusis Cicero writes: "For among the many excellent and indeed divine institutions which your Athens has brought forth and contributed to human life, none, in my opinion, is better than those mysteries. For by their means we have been brought out of our barbarous and savage mode of life and educated and refined to a state of civilization; and as the rites are called 'initiations,' so in very truth we have learned from them the beginnings of life, and have gained the power not only to live happily, but also to die with a better hope," (Cicero, Laws II, xiv, 36.)
The Roman emperor Theodosius I closed the sanctuaries by decree in 392 CE, as part of his effort to suppress Hellenistic resistance to the imposition of Christianity as a state religion. The last remnants of the Mysteries were wiped out in 396 CE, when Alaric, King of the Goths, invaded accompanied by Christians "in their dark garments," bringing Arian Christianity and desecrating the old sacred sites.
The 9-day Eleusis ritual included many symbolic ceremonial practices. These practices are echoed in other temple ceremonies, as practiced by other esoteric religious orders from time immemorial. It is hard to say where such practices began, but mentions of a priesthood after the order of Melchedidek, and indications that this 'priesthood' came from antediluvian times, suggest that these practices may date back at least to the neolithic.
The Eleusinian ceremony included a fast, and a long procession of initiates to the ocean where they underwent a baptism ceremony. From there they proceeded to the actual temple grounds where the ceremony of initiation took place in a special building called a Telestion. [Fig.1]
Initiate's route_Eleusinian Mysteries [Fig.1]
Although the Greeks demystified the use of entheogens in their all but public ceremonies, the earlier use of such sacraments remained a very sacred and closed ritual among most peoples of the Mediterranean, the Levant, Asia and Asia Minor. These religions were less what we think of today as religion, and more what R.A. Schwaller de Lubicz would come to label 'sacred science.' Throughout the ancient world most esotericists veiled the actual chemistry and details of their secret sacramental rituals in impenetrable secrecy, they did refer to them throughout their written records. However, what confuses most scholars is that there were actually two separate sacraments, each with two separate parts. (The reader may wish to refer to the tab titled TWO SACRAMENTS found on the COSMO–RELIGION page).
At the temple of Eleusis it appears that only the entheogenic compounds were administered. The second type of sacrament, which is alchemical in nature, appears to be absent from all writings and also is conspicuously absent in artwork of the periods. There may be two reasons for this.
First, being a mineral based elixir, this would have required the preparation (which anciently involved calcination at high heat, which in turn meant the use of ovens), and chemical processing of ores. The technology for producing the OMMPA based sacraments was far more difficult than the preparation of the psychedelic ones (the first of which, being mushrooms, required nothing more than a harvesting of the same). It also required that priests had received training, which — as we have mentioned throughout our site — required a formalized, and temporally contiguous initiate-adept training program.
From our many years of research into these sacraments, our belief is that the two sacraments taken by initiates (and adepts) at Eleusis were directly dependent upon the season when these ceremonies were conducted. The two ceremonies occurred in March and again in September; the September ceremonies occurring only once in five years.
The mystery of what was taken during the March ceremonies is not difficult to deduce, as there exist examples of period artwork showing us precisely what that was. The original relief carving of Persephone and Demeter giving each other what appears to be P. cubensis mushrooms, was used for the cover of the book "Road To Eleusis," by R. Gordon Wasson (1978). [Fig.2]
In the photograph of fresh P.cubensis mushroom caps below [Fig.3], the taxonomic similarity is quite apparent. In this relief Persephone and Demeter are depicted each hold ing a mushroom up as if for one another's approval.
During the millennia before the current era, and well into the last centuries of the first millennia before the current era, the climate around the Mediterrannean was wetter. The late Winter months were the wet months. Mushrooms gathered in late February and March would have been used in the springtime Eleusinian celebrations. However, the question arises as to whether the September celebration (every five years) relied upon dried mushrooms, or something else. This enigma is easily solved.
Greave stele showing Demeter and Persephone with P cubensis mushrooms. Could the bag be a bag of P. harmala seeds?
Mature Psilocybe cubensis mushroom caps (from the Erowid: Psilocybin Mushroom Image Guide.")
Over recent years individuals researching DMT (N, N-Dimethyltryptamine) containing plants, it was discovered that certain Phalaris family grasses contain measurable levels of the psychedelic drug (and endogenous brain chemistry) DMT. Etruscan ceremonies may have been based on the use of an extraction made from this plant, and it is easily harvested throughout Greece during the summer and fall months. Although DMT itself, in this form, is not orally active, it is rendered so by the simultaneous use of MAOIs, or Mono-amine Oxidase Inhibitors. These chemicals — found in a number of planst both in temperate to tropical environments, and having a natural endogenous counterpart in Pinoline, a product of the Pineal Gland —may well have been exploited for the purpose of orally activating DMT for the Eleusinian Mystery celebration (occurring every five years).
Esoteric traditions often included putting information right out there in plain sight, for all to see, but disguised in some fashion. We believe this was the case in Eleusis, as initiates carried two plants with them as they made their way to the Telestion. These were wheat and pomegranates. Below are side-by-side comparisons of both the seed-filled mature Phalaris flowers and wheat flowers, and Peganum harmala and Pomegranate seed pods. In each case the similarities are striking. These visual analogous may have been used as esoteric stand-ins for the real thing, and could therefore be openly displayed before the public during ceremonies.
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Two candidates for two-part entheogenic sacrament used at Eleusis. Analogous stand-ins: Wheat/Phalaris grass and Pomegranate/Peganum harmala fruit.
The true nature of the ancient esoteric sacraments taken were never to be revealed outside of the underground temples where this information was disseminated to initiates. Any violation of the oaths concerning the same, meant death to the oath-breaking party. Through strict adherence to these traditions, the sacred-secrets of these occult orders remained unavailable to the profane. Lacking real insight, those who spoke of occult rituals and ceremonies did so in ignorance. This lack of understanding lead to speculation, exaggeration and misconceptions. Unfortunately, such fallacies lead to the inevitable creation of stories that later generations would misname myth.
The seeds of the Peganum harmala (Syrian Rue) plant yield a dye (‘turkish red’ or ‘syrian red’) long used in ‘Persian’ carpets. Seeds and roots contain b-carboline alkaloids, mostly harmine, as well as harmaline. P. harmala has been proposed as a candidate for the Zoroastrian drug ‘haoma.’ B-carboline alkaloids stimulate the brain and may induce visual hallucinations, but potential oral DMT making it active. The presence of the MAO-inhibitor potentiates (makes the experience more powerful) the effects of psychedelic mushrooms in a synergistic way, making it more similar to effects of the brain’s own DMT.
Medieval Christian mural depicting a mushroom tree as the "Tree of (ALL) Knowledge of Good and Evil."
The traditional stories of esoteric origins — true myths — embed information in allegorical form. These were originally oral in their transmission, as mankind (prior to perhaps 1500 BCE) was once illiterate. Additionally, these stories used an exoteric form which could be easily remembered because of its unique characters and unusual narrative (like the story of a hero fighting a man-bull, within a labyrinth), so that the transmission of the real message might reach distant generations. This was the hermetic tradition, one of preservation, and of provident re-discovery.
Modern science has offered insights into the chemistry of consciousness which, if ever known in archaic times, may not have been understood as we know them today. Electron scan microscopy, the use of isotopes for tracing neuro-chemical pathways, and analytical techniques using highly sophisticated digital analyses, likely did not exist in archaic times. However, the evidence suggest either parallel technologies did exist, or adepts were able to visualize the microscopic universe with the power of mind alone. These abilities appear to have been due to enhancements of the biochemical nature.
What we will show is that there were two sacraments used in these various rituals: one an entheogenic compound (used to enhance consciousness and for personal exploration of the same in the form of mystical experiences), and one which enhanced health and increased human longevity. These two sacraments were the inspiration for the familiar story of the two trees and their fruits: the 'fruit of the tree of knowledge,' and the 'fruit of the tree of life.' These stories were taken to be figurative and nothing but metaphor by many modern religious teachers. However, they appear to have been quite literal. This is a typical esoteric practice of utilizing symbols to both preserve and protect principles considered sacred-secrets. Additionally, these symbols — and the truths they encoded — were kept in plain view; but only for those with 'eyes that they might see.'
This hidden–in–plain–sight approach was a hallmark of true esoteric traditions, from ancient Indian use of shallow rock reliefs and light animations (heliolithic story telling) down through the gnostic (original Christian) religion of the current. This ancient approach to cryptic embellishment and symbolic encoding was resurrected by the Knights Templar whose enigmatic symbolism appears in the post-Mediaeval, pre-Renaissance cathedrals of Europe.
Such symbolic encoding appears at sites like Buddhist temples of Angkor Wat (Cambodia), and the Borobudur (Indonesia) [Fig.1], as true cosmo-religious truth is embedded in the otherwise pseudo-historical mythological epics carved into stone as reliefs, which run the length of concourses around these structures, and on their walls. Ambulation along the concourse allows the initiate to follow the stories. If the view has been initiated into the underlying esoteric cosmological truths, deeper truth is revealed. The direct analog of these ancient teaching temples is found in the stained glass artwork of the gothic cathedrals of Europe. These scriptures for the illiterate, are also embedded with eternal principles.
Borobudur murals. Pictured, a narrow corridor with reliefs on the wall [Fig.1]
As a footnote, a friend of ours who served a proselyting mission for the Mormon Church (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) — an endowed, or initiated member of the Church familiar with Latter-day Saint (LDS) temple ceremonies — noticed pictorial encoding in a stained glass window, of the ancient temple 'endowment' ceremony. This particular stained glass window was located in a church was in central Italy. Its story was encoded before all the ancient truths were lost — or suppressed — by the Catholic authorities in Rome. The gothic cathedrals were a revival of these same principles, using a new form — sacred geometry and strange gargoyle-like characters — which, once again, hid truth in plain sight.
In order to both protect and hide, and yet successfully transmit such transcendental truths down through time, esoteric methods were developed which resulted in various visual and linguistic encoding methodologies. However, the oldest methods — those before written language predominated over ideogrammatic symbols — are actually the most revealing. However, such symbols are subject to greater loss of intelligence due to hermetic drift, than ideas which can be transmitted through language. Such is the esoteric conundrum.
The methods adopted by these ancient cosmo-religions was to hide esoteric principles in what would pass as historical records and myths. The reasons for this are simple. Good stories — good myths — are are retold through many generations, and retain their basic structure and esoteric symbols, when properly encoded. They are a legacy passed on in prose, verse and song, and embedded with unusual characters — memorable characters and heroes — monsters and magic, can carry moral principles and teach simple social ideologies on one level, and still transmit a deeper knowledge through their use of symboliqué. Mankind loves its heroes, and cultures love their heritage and seek to recognize their ancestor's accomplishments. One might say that these stories are retained by cultures due to cultural pride. If it is one thing the ancient esoterics gained from the passing on of recorded truths, it was wisdom.
From the biographical work on R.A. Schwaller de Lubicz," Al-Kemi," this excerpt explains this principle nicely:
The exoteric reading is qualified as "historical" and can ("in a general way") be used as a basic foundation of the esoteric meaning. According to the author, it thus becomes a symbol for the esoteric meaning, the latter being expressed by the symbolique. This esoteric sense could not be transmitted without the exoteric level of comprehension, because it would appear as nonsense to "the multitude," whereas the exoteric sense will present an imaged story or even history, and will be interesting, comprehensible, and thus transmittable. One could conclude (although this is merely implied) that the uninitiated "common people" through the ages will have "peddled" a knowledge that was passing them by.
(Al-Kemi," André Vandenbroeck, p13)
Hence we should not be surprised to find another story line — an esoteric one — running beneath the pseudo-historical account of the Garden of Eden, as it is found in the Tanakh (Hebrew Bible). This is not — as is now popular to cite — some sophisticated cipher or Bible 'code.' It is simply the Hebrew variation on what R. A Schwaller de Lubicz called symboliqué: esoteric encoding of cosmo-religious truths into stories — involving heros, historical events or parables — whose secondary audience are the uninitiated, but whose primary target is really the esotericist.
From the Wikipedia entry under the Kabbalah, we read:
(The Kabbalah) . . . is a set of esoteric teachings that is meant to explain the relationship between an infinite, eternal and essentially unknowable Creator with the finite and mortal universe of His creation. In solving this paradox, Kabbalah seeks to define the nature of the universe and the human being, the nature and purpose of existence, and various other ontological questions. It also presents methods to aid understanding of these concepts and to thereby attain spiritual realization.
These techniques of encoding, in the Hebrew Kabbalah, include methods of adding hidden intelligence within written characters: Gematria (giving multiple values or meanings to characters: directional, numerical, etc.), and Tetragrammation (encoding using positional juxtaposition of four characters to reverse or alter meanings of concepts). Additionally, through the use of a form of 'sacred geometry' known as a Sefirot (Sephiroth), or Tree of Life, an esoteric model is employed which attempts to teach the initiate of revealed (comprehensible) aspects of the God that created the universe, and those principles of the creation which must be learned if Man is to overcome the limitations placed on his consciousness by the physical universe (as understood through a veil of Ego, to use the Freudian term) and to once again attain at-one-ness with both the creation, and the Creator, while still immersed within duality.
This is the spiritual equivalent of having your cake, and eating it too! This is what a perfected soul is all about. The secret of the ages is that there can be a state where there is no separation from God — due to the constraints of physical universe of Samsara — but an at-one-ment is possible, even an at-one-ment while the spirit is linked to, and immersed within, the physical world. One can be both here, and still linked to there — the ethereal (aether-real) world — simultaneously. This is the mystery of godliness. This is the message of the Horian path of the Egyptian mysteries.
Although aspects of the Kabbalah are uniquely Hebrew inventions, students of the occult, who have attributed Hebrew origins to the Sefirot are quite mistaken. The early sephirothic tree of life had its origins in early esotericism, long before even the Indus Valley cultures were a reality, and even before city complex known as Catal Huyuk — the oldest city discovered in the highlands of ancient Armenia, ca. 7500 BCE — came of age, and then declined.
Few mainstream scientists have any idea of the esoteric teachings of the distant past. Due to such ignorance some of the obvious connections have not been made, between artifacts and their creators. Our on-going re-evaluation of history has revealed some startling new discoveries which have turned back the clock on the true age of certain esoteric principles, among them the origin of the Kabbalah, or at least, those teachings which would eventually evolve into the Hebrew Kabbalah.
The Sephirothic "tree," attributed by ALL the alleged 'authorities' we know of to the Hebrews, and presumed to have been developed as an esoteric teaching aid no earlier than perhaps 1,000 BCE, is far, far older. Below is some of the evidence we've uncovered pushing the actual date back has its origins at least 16,000 years earlier than any other claims (that's right, you read it here first)!
We believe this [Fig.2] to be the original Sephiroth (Sefirot). It dates to approximately 18,000 years before the current era. If this can be verified then the Siberians can claim to be the first to encode esoteric knowledge using this symboliqué technique.
Original Sephiroth? 16,000 BCE ivory medallion of drilled holes.
(From the site of Irkutsk, Lake Baikal Siberia) [Fig.2]
In case this image hasn't convinced the reader of the antiquity of this tradition, then we offer this outstanding Iron Age Sephiroth for your consideration[Fig.3]
Sephiroth from Lochcrew, Ireland. This bone slip lay on its side for decades attracting little attention, as no one recognized it for what it was; perfect, yin-yan balanced, Sephiroth. To our knowledge this is the first time such an example of such a Sephiroth surfacing — embedded with a balanced yin and yan symbols — in the world.
Two-sided Sephirothic encoding found on a bone slip from a cairn at Lochcrew, Ireland [Fig.3]
[For more on the origins of the Sephirothic 'tree of life', please see the tab ORIGINS OF THE SEPHIROTH found on the COSMO–RELIGION page in this site.]
We'll be covering a lot more on the topic of the ancient origins of esoteric religious symbolism throughout this website. Suffice it to say that the sheer antiquity of esoteric knowledge suggests that men and women capable of understanding sacred science have been around for a long, long time. Needless to say this requires a re-interpretation of the stories and myths surrounding the ascent of Man. And just in time too, because that's exactly were we are taking this rambling esoteric tome.
THE ESOTERIC VERSION OF THE CREATION STORY OF ADAM
As we have shown, esoteric tradition has its origins in the archaic past, long before most students of the occult have ever imagined. Esoteric encoding practices are usually overlooked in most of the world's myths. Now, we offer some more insights which, we hope, will bring more to a knowledge of just how deep the rabbit hole goes.
Among the most well known of ancient myths and religious stories is the famous story of the creation of Adam and Eve. Most cultures have one, but the oldest versions of this story appear to have encoded the single most important aspect of this story, very clearly, and this truth has been lost to the world — until now!
The collection of esoteric texts in which it can be found is the marvelous collection of Egyptian records and Druidic 'wisdom texts' known as the Kolbrin. This excellent example of esoteric religious writings was only made public in 1992. As such many — most — people have not yet heard of it. We sincerely hope this fact changes.
Considering the antiquity of some of the discoveries we have been sharing on this website, and the fact that these dates force a non-literal evaluation of the stories of creation, as most Judeo-Chriostians understand them, then it should come as no surprise to learn that the creation of Adam and Eve may also have become horribly mangled down through time. As many different anthropological and genetic studies are well documenting, there have been a number of genetically unique races upon the earth since the dawn of Man. So it should come as no surprise that Earth has seen more than one Adam and Eve. Esoterically, however, a single story suffices to describe all conscious awakening of all versions of Mankind. And this — consciousness — is actually what this story it truly about, not a physical creation, but the dawn of consciousness in the animal, man.
As the cosmological story of the dawning of consciousness (the real story behind the pseudo-history) implies, the pattern of awakening based in an exposure to an entheogenic chemical, is always the same for all 'first' conscious men and women. A reading of the excerpt from the Kolbrin will show, comet catastrophes have shaped evolution on this world as much as any other factor. The Darwinian notion of 'survival of the fittest' must move over and make room for the notion of the 'survival of the luckiest.'
As recent scientific discoveries have shown, comet disasters can destroy most plant life, and cover the earth in clouds which produce extended winters. The famous Nordic epic battle in heaven, the Ragnorok, is a great example of such a comet story, encoded in myth. Such destructions (and 10 year winters) leave only sparse vegetation in their wake. In the riparian zones produced by such disasters — often driven by tsunamis, floods, and global fires — mycelium (the real plant behind the fruiting body called a mushroom) is often the primary life form remaining. And, as science has shown, when stressed many species of mushrooms appear to produce psychedelic compounds. (More on this topic will be included later)
The point is that the first "Man," was not made from dust any more than we are, but came into consciousness, likely due to his mother being forced to consume mushrooms high in DMT (dimethyltryptamine). This is the REAL story of the creation of man. It is actually a story of the coming form of 'conscious' human beings, and this story may well have repeated itself many times. If the Indian records of the world's epochs are correct, there have been at lest four 'ages of man' before ours. Certainly a humbling proposition.
This dawning of consciousness is the beginning of the story of the evolution of Mankind, not the last. Spiritual devolution is the last. We hold that is was a spiritual creation, driven by natural disasters, and culminating in the attainment of higher consciousness, that is recorded in the ancient esoteric stories of creation. Furthermore, this fact ties in perfectly with the true nature of the 'fruit' of the Tree of ALL Knowledge, concept. This is perhaps then single most important truth encoded into the religious writing of the Hebrews, and yet this has been obscured by literalist interpretations of esoteric texts, for millennia. It has been lost, and re-found and lost again, who know how many times.
The final expression of this eternal truth concerning the dawn of consciousness, appears in European religious circles during the brief flowering of esoteric knowledge ignited by the Knights Temple. Please take a close look at the imagery in the Rose Window of Chartres Cathedral below. [Fig.4]
Rose window from Chartres Cathedral, France. Notice the mushroom primordia . . . everywhere! [Fig.4]
[For more on this psilocybin connection, please check out the TWO MANNAS tab of the COSMO–RELIGION page here.)
In the scriptures of the ancient gnostic church at Glastonbury, England, an amazing esoteric version of the story of Adam's origins — originally from a record brought to Egypt which originated in Asia Minor, compiled into a collection of texts at Byblos — reveals the true interpretation of the creation of Adam, which was simply and deeply distorted through exoteric transmission. As it is found in the modern Judeo-Christian religious writings, the simplest and most sublime truth was lost to the world. We present it now that the truth may be understood once more.
THE BOOK OF CREATION
THE BIRTH OF MAN
When Heavenman was reborn of the she-ape in the cavern of Woe, could he taste the fruits of the Earth and drink of her waters, and
feel the coolness of her winds? Did he not find life good? It is not all a tale of the courtyard!
Man, created from earthly substance alone, could not know things not of Earth, nor could Spirit alone subdue him. Had man not been created, who would have known God's wisdom and power? As the Spirit fills the body of man, so does God fill His creation.
Therefore, it was that God saw something had to be which joined Earth and Spirit and was both. In His wisdom and by the creative impulse which governs the Earth, He prepared a body for man, for the body of man is wholly of Earth.
Behold, the great day came when the Spirit, which is God, was joined with the beast, which is Earth. Then Earth writhed in the labour of travail. Her mountains rocked back and forth and her seas heaved up and down. Earth groaned in her lands and shrieked in her winds.
She cried in the rivers and wept in her storms.
So man was born, born of upheaval and strife. He came wretchedly and tumultuously, the offspring of a distraught Earth. All was in discord, snow fell in the hot wastelands, ice covered the fertile plains, the forests became seas. Where once it was hot, now it was cold and where no rain had ever fallen, now there were floods. So man came forth, man the child of calamity, man the inheritor of creative struggle, man the battleground of extremes.
Earth nurtured man with cautious affection, weaning him in the recesses of her body. Then, when he was grown sufficiently to be lifted so he walked in the uprightness of God, she took him and raised him above all other creatures. She led him even into the presence of God and she laid him on His Great Altar.
A man imperfect, of earthly limitations, a thing unfinished, ungainly and unlearned, but proudly was He presented to Earth's Creator. Not her first-born was man, the son of Earth, the grandchild of God, man the heir of tribulation and the pupil of affliction.
God saw man, the offering of Earth to her Lord, unconscious on the High Altar, a sacrifice to Him and a dedication to the Spirit of Fate.
Then from out of the unfathomable heights and from behind the impenetrable veil, God came down above the Altar and He breathed into man the breath of Eternal Life. Into his sleeping body God implanted a fragment of Himself, the Seed of a Soul and the Spark of
Divinity, a man the mortal became man the heir of God and the inheritor of immortality. Henceforth he would have dominion over God's earthly estate, but he also had to unravel the Circles of Eternity, and his destiny was to be an everlasting seeking and striving.
Man slept, but God opened the Great Eye within him and man saw a vision of unsurpassed glory. He heard the voice of God saying, "O man, in your hand is now placed the tablet of your inheritance, and My seal is upon it. Know that all you desire within your heart may be yours, but first it is necessary that you be taught its value. Behold, the Earth is filled with things of usefulness, they are prepared to your hand for a purpose, but the task is upon you to seek them out and learn their use. This is the tuition for the management of your inheritance."
"What you know to be good, seek for and it shall be found. You may plumb the seas and pluck the stars. You may live in everlasting glory and savour eternal delights. Above and below and all about there is nothing beyond your reach; all, with one exception, is yours to attain". Then God laid His hand upon man, saying, "Now you are even as I, except you sleep there enclosed in matter in the Kingdom of Illusion, while I dwell here in the freedom of Reality and Truth. It is not for me to come down to you, but for you to reach out to Me."
[A partial collection of pages drawn from the Kolbrin (about 200) is available online here: www.thekolbrin.com]
TREE OF ALL KNOWLEDGE
Referring to the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, Gordon and Rendsburg have suggested that the phrase טוֹב וָרָע, translated good and evil, is a merism (a figure of speech whereby a pair of opposites are used together to create the meaning all or everything). This would indicate that the expression the "Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil" might better be translated as the "Tree of All Knowledge."
Trees linked to man’s ‘first’ consciousness or to dualism, appear in other religious writings aside from the Torah (Old Testament). An iconic image of a tree guarded by a serpent appears on Sumerian seals; it is the central feature of the Garden of the Hesperides in Greek mythology, where a guardian serpent receives the name Ladon.
In all these writings, with the exception of the Hebrew version, the serpent is not a symbol for evil, but for knowledge. Since the Sumerian texts date to a period some 1,500 years earlier than the Hebrew record of ‘Genesis,’ we can assume an anti-serpent agenda on the part of the Hebrew authors of this version of the ‘creation’ story.
In fact the Torah version of the Tree of All Knowledge (or, the Knowledge of BOTH Good and Evil) was scribed at a period when the persecution of the people known as the Nagas (sanskrit for snake), were under persecution by the Hittites. It seems likely that this general Levantine movement may have influenced the Hebrew priests to slant their version of the story, including casting the snake symbol into the role of tempting antagonist, in order to appease their Hittite neighbors.
The "golden age" of the Hittite Empire, centered around their capital at Hattuşa, on the Anatolian plateau — lasted from around 1800 to 1200 BCE. Like the rest of the world, the impact of the comet close-counter which caused the Biblical record of the Exodus) deeply affected the Hittites. As happened to so many other cultures (following the global disasters which began approximately 1637 BCE), the worship of the comet — seen as a giant writhing planet-destroying evil serpent — the Hittites began to alter their own religious views, turning their minds to the worship of what would become known as the “Queen of Heaven).
In fact the Torah version of the Tree of All Knowledge (or, the Knowledge of BOTH Good and Evil) was scribed at a period when the persecution of the people known as the Nagas (sanskrit for snake), were under persecution by the Hittites. It seems likely that this general Levantine movement may have influenced the Hebrew priests to slant their version of the story, including casting the snake symbol into the role of tempting antagonist, in order to appease their Hittite neighbors.
Following the comet close-encounteer with the Earth recorded in many ancient writings — the best known of these among western societies is the Biblical story of the Exodus — many cultures turned to worshipping this celestial manifestation and fearing the wrath of the comet's passing as if it were a god. This lead to the worship of the 'Queen of Heaven.' Even the Hebrews began worshipped this “queen of heaven," as recorded in the story of the Exodus as the worship of a golden calf.
As anciently (among esoteric practitioners of the global cosmo-religion) the curved horn or crescent symbol had stood for the eclipsed moon, or sun, it was now drawn upon to signify the eclipsed body (as seen from earth) of this giant comet/planet. Traveling nearly on the ecliptic, as it passed earth it too had become eclipsed. In its brief — but terrifying — aspect as a horned comet, bathed in a reddish hue, this image was recalled around the world through various imagery, including fiery sky dragons and the horned devil himself.
In the eighth century, the Hittite's ruler-king called Azatiwatas apparently came from a tradition where this heavenly god of comet-driven storms was feared, as an inscription carved into the back of a statue found on the site reveals.
I am indeed Azitawatas,
The blessed of the sun, the servant of the Storm-God . . .
The Storm-God made me father and mother to the city of Adanawa,
And I developed the city of Adanawa,
And I enlarged the land of Adanawa, both to the west and to the east . . .
The Phoenicians also worshipped the Queen of Heaven. It appears in the common form of the Tanit, which is just a combined symbol incorporating both the sacred geometry (cube, sphere, triangle), as well as the symbol of planetary solar-lunar-venusian conjunction. [Fig.5]5
Tanit petroglyph Tanit_with Flower of Life_Diosa (cartago) [Fig.5]
Tanit symbol breakdown — Sacred Geometry matches that of Shiva (ancient Indian god of creation). [Fig.6]
Within the pages of the ancient esoteric text from Glastonbury, called the Kolbrin, a vivid description of the close encounter depicts the comet's various aspects over time, from an approaching sphere of a light god with its tail streaming up from the horizon like a "pillar of smoke" by day, to a "pillar of fire" by night, to a brilliant comet coma and writing tail (due to inter-planetary electromagnetic effects), to a horned god, and back to a comet one again. This stage of the tail writing, was remembered in all ancient myths from this period, as a serpent, or later, as a dragon, in the heavens.
Among those not possessed of the sacred science of the cosmo-religion, this became a god to fear, and who must be appeased by sacrifices. This same fervor over 'sky dragons' was not new, as several major comet disasters had affected the Earth within several millennia prior to the 1637 comet of the Exodus (including events in 4200 BCE, 3114 BCE, and roughly 2300 BCE), but now this fear became focused on serpent imagery. Esoteric peoples understood the truth of planetary motions and understood that comets were not gods, but those who feared became angered at those who would not worship and sacrifice to dumb idols. This began a persecution of the peoples of the cosmo-religion, with repercussions felt throughout the Old World.
The people known once as the Nagas (people of consciousness, or people of the snake) became persecuted by both the northern Aryan tribes as well as by their superstitious southern counterparts, the Hittites. This view of snakes as evil or bad omens, made its way into the Torah, as political pressures mounted. This is likely why the story of the Garden of Eden found in the Torah included the serpent as a vehicle for an evil spirit, and the rest became history. However, this imagery was only found in these records, and similar garden stories from all older sources never include such inferences.
One thing which is especially prominent in the New World, is clearly an export from the Old World: the existence — depicted in petroglyphs — of the ancient story of the two trees of the garden. This is especially of the Kabbalist version (we will prove later that what we know as the Kabbalah is actually from far, far earlier sources dating back possibly as far as 20,000 BCE, or earlier) of the 'Tree of Life' depicted below in petroglyphs from the Great Basin, in the United States.
In Buddhism, the Buddha became enlightened under the Bodhi tree. Like the biblical tree, the Bodhi tree gave pure transcendent knowledge. In Vedic Hinduism, the Tree of Jiva and Atman is usually interpreted as a metaphor concerning the soul, mind, and body. In the Norse sagas, the ash tree Yggdrasil draws from the magic springwater of knowledge. The Bible itself is filled with esoteric allegories, the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil is actually something both Adam and Eve were meant to try, and from which they did gain wisdom.
To some who believe the Bible is filled with allegories, the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil is actually a library or some other form of educational writings. This is not completely incorrect, if we include the so-called Akashic Record in this allegorical interpretation, as those who attain higher consciousness are able to tap into the recorded aetheric broadcasts of all living spirits.
Assyrian version of the 'Tree of Life. Pay attention to the pine cones which represent
what would become known as 'sephira' in the Kabballist tradition. [Fig.7
The Tree of Life is known from very early sources in the Tigris-Euphrates Valley, and even earlier versions from India. Assyrian Annunaki heraldry, including bag-carrying Annunaki holding a pine cone out to the Tree of Life, and with the Elixir of Life in their bags (or buckets), is well known religious imagery found in all ancient cultures touched by esoteric traditions. [Fig.8]
Assyrian 'Tree of Life" with Annunaki (pine cone and bucket of the Elixir of Life. [Fig.8]
Ancient Levantine version of the Tree of Life (Qu'ran), with its roots in heaven,
and the extension of its principles in the Earth as branches and leaves. [Fig.9]
This rendition of the Tree of Life, called the Cortical Tree, comes to us through the Buddhist traditions, and the deer refer back to the location
(known as Deer Park) where the Buddha was said to have had his first transcendental experience( under the Bodhi Tree). [Fig.10]
Image of the upside-down 'Tree of Life' from a patinated canyon wall at the Surprise Tank, Mojave Desert, USA. [Fig.11]
As the petroglyph of the upside-down 'Tree of Life' located at the Surprise Tank in the Mojave Desert demonstrates, many characteristics of both the Levantine as well as the Asian (Buddhist) sacred Tree of Life traditions appear in this single image.
There is considerable mixing of esoteric traditions and a wide variety of artistic influences found among the petroglyphs of the Great Basin. The Tree of Life in many locations (fig.10) is a hybrid of a couple styles. Furthermore, the Magi would often place two or more different petrolgyphs with equivalent meanings one next to the other. This likely occurred over millennia, but also may have occurred as one alchemist visitor read the work of others who came before him, and translated the symbols from one style, to another. In the example below [Fig.12] we see two different styles of the Tree of Life,' which illustrates the presence of many different 'visitors' from various parts of the world.
Image of the upside-down 'Tree of Life' from a patinated canyon wall at the Surprise Tank, Mojave Desert, USA. [Fig.12]
THE FRUIT OF THE TREE OF (ALL) KNOWLEDGE
The story of Eve partaking of the fruit of the 'tree of the all knowledge' is not merely a metaphor, but represents the state of altered consciousness which bring on visions and an enlightened understanding of the duality generally, and a spiritual comprehension of the nature of 'opposition' in all things. This experience is succinctly described in all ancient esoteric religious texts, including the Biblical version.
Book of Moses, 4: 11-13
"11 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
12 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it became pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make
her wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and also gave unto her husband with her, and he did eat.
13 And the eyes of them both were opened . . ."
Our understanding is that before esoteric initiates were ever given the two sacraments, they were taken through an approximately 20 year-long initiation, to both prepare them spiritually and morally, and to train them in the the true nature of these sacred sacraments. This initiation period was linked to the 19-year 'metonic cycle' due to the use of luni-solar-planetary conjunctions in the preparation of alchemical sacraments.
In our considered opinion, the reason Adam and Eve get into trouble (in this allegorical story) over the partaking of this fruit, was not because the act was wrong. In fact this sacrament is clearly a requisite for the attainment of higher consciousness and at-onement (something vehemently denied by most of today's corrupted religions). The reason the act was wrong, lay in the fact that because they partook of it for the wrong reasons (and the timing was wrong, for them). This is why the sacred rituals — which were undertaken by initiates at ancient temple sites around the world — followed strict guidelines and protocols enabling one to learn from these experiences, and not just to become inebriated. This sacrament was taken by all the ancient prophets we have records of. There was an encoded esoteric expression which was used to indicate this, in the Torah. This expression refers to one seeing god "face-to-face."
This expression can be found in the record of the visions of: Enoch, Abraham, Moses, Jacob, Ezekiel, etc. This phrase also occurs in modern gnostic frame of references in the story of the Mormon 'prophet' Joseph Smith.
Only by walking — as the Buddha stated — the 'middle path,' or living with an understanding of this in order to grow, can we attain godhood. And it was only through experiences with altered states of consciousness, producing states of ego-death and novelty, that man may experience at-one-ness with his creator in this life. For this reason this 'fruit' must be taken first, before the 'elixir of life,' if one is to fully benefit from the second of the two ancient sacred sacraments.
For those who have attained true awareness of the principles of 'godhood' (aka eternal life), the fruit of the 'tree of life' was not forbidden. To all others, it was, as extending a life of evil would be prove detrimental to one's soul. It was for the purpose of protecting people from truths they were not yet ready to life up to, that most of the occult religious practices were hidden from the uninitiated.
FRUIT OF THE TREE OF LIFE
This second sacrament, known variously as 'Amrita,' 'Soma,' 'Haoma,' 'The Dancing Waters,' and many other names, is the second of the two sacraments. What has confused many who were not initiated into such ancient sacramental rituals was that each of these 2 sacraments also had 2 parts each. This will be discussed at length in other sections of this site.
These primordial metallic elixirs form the second type of 'manna,' as they were referred to in the ancient Hebrew Torah. This 'fruit' of the 'tree of life' were the two types of OMMPA-containing elixirs, and represented the slowing down the normal aging processes. By living longer mankind has the ability to progress further both intellectually, as well as spiritually.
These two sacraments inspired the two symbols of trees found in some of the oldest art ever conceived of my mankind.
Annunaki holding his pine cone (pineal gland) out to the Tree of Life. This act symbolizes
that one in control of his own thoughts and therefore 'conscious.' [Fig.13]
Above is an Assyrian version of the story of the 'Tree of Life' and an image of the 'giant' Priests once known as the Annunaki (ca. 900 BCE). The pine cone (pineal gland) symbolism refers to consciousness, and the bucket contains the 'elixir of life.' The correct transliteration would basically read: "I am conscious and am worthy of the 'elixir of life.'"
The Bon (Bon Po tradition) Book of the Dead arguably represents one of the least adulterated of those texts which records the ancient Tibetan traditions. Duplicating the re-birthing experience, but doing so without death itself, was the old method of teaching initiates how to prepare for death-rebirth cycles; hence the name the "Book of the Dead." The translation of the Bon Book of the Dead (by John M. Reynolds) is perhaps one of the most accurate translations of these famous texts available. Reynolds, being a westerner, and trained in modern science, is also an initiate into deeper aspects of the Bon tradition. He is the author of the comments (below).
"The experiences that the individual undergoes in this Bardo are determined by that individual's particular karma. Even so, there exist practices, especially those of dream yoga or lucid dreaming and the practices of Tantric transformation into a Yidam or meditation deity, that serve as preparation for the experiences of the Bardo of Existence. The latter practice would culminate in the creation and realization of a subtle body of mind (sems) and psychic energy or prana (srog) in the form of one's Yidam. This is technically known as the Illusion Body (sgyu-lus). However, realization of such a subtle body is not synonymous with enlightenment and liberation from Samsara, for, even though its form represents a pure vision of one's own being, there yet remain many layers of subtle spiritual obscurations that need to be purified. However, to accomplish this, one does not need to take on again a human existence. Furthermore, even though the visions seen in this Bardo represent impure karmic visions, nevertheless they can be transformed as the result of the previous practice of the Yidam.
Again, the Preface to the text states that if one does not know this teaching cycle concerning the advent of the Bardo, one will not, while in the Bardo, be able to separate and distinguish liberation, that is, recognizing the Clear Light, from the delusions or illusory karmic visions that arise after death. These karmic visions represent both the residues of past existences and the precognitions of future existences. Moreover, time in the Bardo does not operate in the same mode as does the perception of time in the normal waking state, that is to say, time as rigidly sequential and chronometric. Rather, time in the Bardo resembles time in the dream state where past and future come to be mixed up together. In many ways, the Bardo of Existence is like an extended dream state. For this reason, dream yoga and the practice of lucid dreaming can serve as preparation for death and the Bardo experience in general. In everyday life, the process of falling asleep may be equated with the Chikhai Bardo, the experience of dying, and the moment after falling asleep, but before the onset of the dream process, may be equated with the Bardo of the Clear Light because, at that moment, one may catch a glimpse of the Clear Light of the Nature of Mind. Finally, the dream state itself may be said to correspond to the Bardo of Existence, where one comes again under the sway of karmic visions and re-enters the holographic labyrinth.
Again, as the Conclusion to the text asserts, it is by means of this cycle of teaching concerning the time of the Bardo, that one is able to separate and distinguish liberation, by way of recognizing the Clear Light, from delusion, which is the falling once more under the sway and dominion of the dull lights of Samsara which lead back to the various destinies of rebirth within cyclical existence. Whereas liberation represents ascent into the Clear Light of Reality brought about by gnosis or understanding, delusion represents a descent into the lower worlds of generation ruled over by the kleshas or passions, in this case brought about by a lack of gnosis or understanding . . ."
 Gordon, Cyrus H.; Rendsburg, Gary A. (1997). The Bible and the Ancient Near East (4th ed. ed.). New York: W.W. Norton & Co.. ISBN 0-393-03942-0. OCLC 35785632.
THE DOCTRINE OF DISCOVERY
DOCTRINE OF DISCOVERY
Before I dig into the rediscovery of the true history of America, I wish to clarify history some facts for those who may not understand my intentions. This may seem like unnecessarily politicized, but it is merely meant to to clarify my position so that no confusion as to motives will ensue. Many sweeping claims will be made in the pages of this website. The theories and facts expressed are meant to untangle the Gordian Knot of history, and to establish a foundation for continued interdisciplinary and cross-cultural learning, and to foster respect for all peoples in the context of universal truth, based on, and in, the universal primordial heritage which we all share – this a gift from the God of nature to all of His creation.
Nothing in these pages is meant to misrepresent any group or people. However, the truth remains true, despite any feelings of discomfort the reader may have due to any major paradigm shifts he, or she, is about to experience. This information is presented in the spirit of truth.
Two principles should be stated herein for the record. First, all Americans must come to understand the true sacred nature of this land, once called the 'promised land' by ancient esoteric peoples. Secondly, the latest occupants, both those of European ancestry as well as those who came as slaves to this land, need to recognize the stewardship of the peoples who occupied this land before them. Those who were here before 'white an' came were GIVEN this land as a land of inheritance, directed here by providence. All who have come here are tenants, as well as stewards, and can only claim this stewardship as tenants if the laws of the universe are obeyed. This was the ancient esoteric understanding and contract with the Creator concerning the New World. Few there be – amerindian, mexican, white or black – that can claim to have lived up to this contract. So, now that we all know where we stand . . .
I firmly believe that an overwhelming collection of data from many sources (cultural, linguistic, archaeological, religious and technological) points to the fact that many North American tribal peoples were brought to the New World. Certainly some tribes (the Paiute and Shoshone come immediately to mind) may have been here for a very long time (at least 10,000 years in the case of the Paiute), many are relatively new to this continent. However, we all came here from somewhere else. I apologize in advance for stating both the obvious, as well as speaking what will seem heresy to some native american' peoples. Let the truth stand on its own. If these claims prove bogus, I stand corrected. However, if the general premise underlying this site is true, then it is my hope and prayer that we can all move forward into the light so revealed.
Several authors have published solid research indicating the reality of such claims (see the suggested reading list at the end of this section). For this reason, as did researcher Gene Matlock, I will refer generally to the majority of "native american" nations as as 'amerindians.' There is no disrespect intended.
Some very old remains have turned up in North, Central and South America. Human remains discovered in the New World are now bridging the temporal gap between finds from Africa, Asia and Europe.
New Evidence Puts Man In North America 50,000 Years Ago
"60,000 and 80,000 years ago. Evidence of modern man's migration out of the African continent has been documented in Australia and Central Asia at 50,000 years and in Europe at 40,000 years. The fact that humans could have been in North America at or near the same time is expected to spark debate among archaeologists worldwide, raising new questions on the origin and migration of the human species.
"Topper is the oldest radiocarbon dated site in North America," Goodyear says. "However, other early sites in Brazil and Chile, as well as a site in Oklahoma also suggest that humans were in the Western Hemisphere as early as 30,000 years ago to perhaps 60,000."
The evidence does support the reality that ancient peoples from both Europe and Asia came to the New World regularly (Evidence of Sophisticated, Ancient, Unknown Cultures in North America....Page 38), often, and as far back as 20,000 years according to recent mDNA evidence, and ancient burial sites can be traced back to at least 50,000 years before present (High-resolution mtDNA evidence for the late-glacial resettlement of Europe from an Iberian refugium — Genome Research).
For this reason, I will also include tribes like the Paiute in this category. I have personally been treated wit disdain by some for maintaining this position. One Paiute woman told me that these findings go "against my religion," and promptly stomped out of the room. Others have demonstrated similar emotionally-charged responses to the mere suggestion that their oral histories, maintaining that their people have – 'always been here' – might be in error. This is understandable. Religious beliefs lie at the foundation of many traditions, and when one or more principle ideas appear threatened, entire belief systems built upon these building block beliefs appear threatened.
My only suggestion is that 'no religion is higher than the truth.' Let truth be its own witness, and honesty be our guide. This goes double for modern science, which has largely become a religion for materialists. In these pages many modern scientific beliefs will also be placed on the altar and burned as a sacrifice to the truth. If some of the more controversial claims made on this site are found to be correct, many PhD theses will end up suffering the fate of the flat earth and geocentric doctrines of Medieval Europe. There were many who cling to those beliefs in their time, and some killed for challenging them. Time may move on, but people remain relatively the same.
Sadly, although part Apache, I will inevitably be perceived by some Amerindians merely as another "white" person, out to destroy their cultures and beliefs. This is regrettable. It is a fact that many traditional beliefs are held by some amerindians as sacrosanct. And there is no denying that 'white man' (the culture) has stripped them of just about every other vestige of their old ways. However, many have taken to this new decadent lifestyle willingly. This can easily be witnessed by the many tribal casinos which now dot our land. Materialism is an addiction that many Amerindians now embrace, and what should we expect when our culture portrays success is measures by material possessions? However, I find this a travesty. There is a great heritage for Amerindians to rediscover. For many (Zuni, Hopi, Navajo, Apache, Tohono O'odham, and others) ancient cultural roots can be found in ancient Indus Valley, and Turkey/Anatolia. Many of these survivors of geopolitical unrest and persecution, as well as natural disasters) came from great cultures, once the greatest in the known world. Sometimes, as in the case of the Zuni, other cultures merged with them (see "The Zuni Enigma," by Nancy Yaw Davis) and a synergistic cultural fusion resulted.
So much history has been lost.
Many of these traditions held their families and tribes together, and maintained respect for their shared cultural heritage and memory of their ancestors. In this respect their traditions, like those of all peoples, has value, and should be considered a precious heirloom. However, one must be prepared to accept the truth when it comes knocking. Superstitions, no matter how comfortable they seem, can prevent individuals, as well as cultures, from progressing and evolving.
For hundreds of years now some of these incorrect myths have been bolstered by BS (bad science). Ironically, the claims of scientists, depicting the ancient inhabitants of this land as aboriginal primitives, has come to be accepted by many Amerindians as supporting their own cultural claims. Because of this convergence of two streams of false beliefs, most Amerindians have truly been ripped off; both of their land, water and mineral rights, but also culturally. Instead of recognizing that many of them (like the white 'pilgrims' who followed them here millennia later), traveled here in ships, settled this land, and participated in a nationwide trading network, they accepted 'white man's' classification of "indigenous" people. And this was part of a larger, devious game plan . . . a political (Chinese) finger trap.
ORIGINS OF DISCOVERY DOCTRINE
By accepting aboriginal status, they were allowed a small plot of land. However, it was this same classification as aboriginal peoples which allowed the Europeans who immigrated here to claim this land for their own. The political doctrine used to justify this outright theft under a global policy which is known as "Discovery" doctrine.
The Doctrine of Discovery and U.S. Expansion
It seems astonishing that a country founded upon the ideal of "life, liberty, and property" could move from a policy of "good faith" toward the Native Americans to one of complete domination in the space of one generation. In order to understand how such a contradiction could occur, it is necessary to go back in time almost seven centuries before the American Revolution.
In 1095, at the beginning of the Crusades, Pope Urban II issued an edict-the Papal Bull Terra Nullius (meaning empty land). It gave the kings and princes of Europe the right to "discover" or claim land in non-Christian areas. This policy was extended in 1452 when Pope Nicholas V issued the bull Romanus Pontifex, declaring war against all non-Christians throughout the world and authorizing the conquest of their nations and territories. These edicts treated non-Christians as uncivilized and subhuman, and therefore without rights to any land or nation. Christian leaders claimed a God-given right to take control of all lands and used this idea to justify war, colonization, and even slavery.
By the time Christopher Columbus set sail in 1492, this Doctrine of Discovery was a well-established idea in the Christian world . . .
. . . the Doctrine of Discovery [became] . . . deeply rooted and led . . . to the conquest of non-Christian lands and people in every corner of the world. Although the U.S. was founded on freedom from such tyranny, the idea that white people and Christians had certain divine rights was nevertheless ingrained in the young nation's policies. The slave trade, for example, and centuries of violence against black people depended upon the idea that non-Whites were less than human. The theft of Native American lands required a similar justification.
In 1823, the Doctrine of Discovery was written into U.S. law as a way to deny land rights to Native Americans in the Supreme Court case, Johnson v. McIntosh. It is ironic that the case did not directly involve any Native Americans since the decision stripped them of all rights to their independence . . .
. . . Chief Justice John Marshall wrote that the Christian European nations had assumed complete control over the lands of America during the "Age of Discovery." Upon winning independence in 1776, he noted, the U.S. inherited authority over these lands from Great Britain, "notwithstanding the occupancy of the natives, who were heathens…" According to the ruling, American Indians did not have any rights as independent nations, but only as tenants or residents of U.S. land . . .
In 1845, a democratic leader and prominent editor named John L. O'Sullivan gave the Doctrine of Discovery a uniquely American flavor when he coined the term Manifest Destiny to defend U.S. expansion and claims to new territory:
".... the right of our manifest destiny to over spread and to possess the whole of the continent which Providence has given us for the development of the great experiment of liberty… is right such as that of the tree to the space of air and the earth suitable for the full expansion of its principle and destiny of growth."
The idea of Manifest Destiny was publicized in newspapers and debated by politicians. It furthered the sense among U.S. citizens of an inevitable or natural right to expand the nation and to spread "freedom and democracy" (though only to those deemed capable of self-government, which certainly did not include Blacks or Native Americans).
Whether called the Doctrine of Discovery or Manifest Destiny, the principles that stimulated U.S. thirst for land have been disastrous for Native Americans . . . and many others both in North America and abroad who lost life, liberty and property as the result of U.S. expansionism.
MAGI IN THE MOJAVE
MAGI IN THE MOJAVE
For the better part of a century now we have been told that the curiously shaped and cryptic petroglyphs pecked into boulders and rock faces across the New World, were created by its indigenous peoples. Further more, the older these petroglyphs are, the more 'abstract' and 'geometrical' they appear. For decades the official version of history has been that 'abstract' shapes represent primitive doodling of archaic peoples. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Two assumptions have impaired the reasoning of our Euro-centric scientists, causing them to err greatly. The first issue is one of a projection of modern uniformity theory — as it defines the modern theory of biological evolution — upon anthropological theories, thereby on the origins and chronology of modern Man. The second (which seems so absurd that one day such thinking — or lack thereof — may well be lumped together with the theories of a flat earth and geocentrism) is that our allegedly primitive ancestors could never have crossed the oceans in boats, nor been capable of developing even a rudimentary navigational science.
What we present within the pages of this website prove — we believe, beyond reasonable doubt — is that these notions are absolutely incorrect, and further, that the very premises upon which modern science is built, runs counter to reality.
MOST EARLY ROCK ART IS NOT 'PRIMITIVE'
Yes, it is true that many of the peoples of the New World wrote on rocks. But why would this be considered primitive. Although there are a few exceptions to the use of rock for preserving information, these being rare records of antiquity actually inscribed on metallic plates, this is generally the exception, both in the Old and New Worlds. When convenient (usually on prepared surfaces) the ancients also used various pigments, painting their messages as opposed to the laborious job of pecking holes in rock. However, even the pigments used were often highly durable, and chemically sophisticated.
When modern Man wishes to record, for example, a few comments in praise of their greatest heros or historical moments, these are etched into stone in the form of gravestone and plaques. Stone lasts. Most other materials (almost all easily obtained metals included) eventually oxidize, and are gone. Recording important data on a rock is actually a rather intelligent idea. However, it is not easily accomplished. This is yet another point that alludes the scrutiny of Western science.
Attempts have been made by a number of researchers to duplicate the pecked surfaces found in harder rocks at various petroglyph sites in North America. The attempts were made using similar tools to those assumed to have been used by primitive peoples. These tools of rock, bone and other materials can barely scratch the surface of harder minerals like granite and basalt, let alone duplicate the sort of clean pecked marks found at most petroglyph sites. At at least one ancient site in Europe iron particles were found embedded in the glyphs at the site. This is likely the same scenario we'd find at the majority of the tens of thousands of major petroglyph sties around the world. How can we explain all that iron? Many of the older glyphs we know of were pecked long before the Iron Age. Could they all be meteoritic iron?
Aside from the wide variety of so-called abstract pecked designs, many sites boast various forms of hole or cups, deliberately ground into some _ often _ very hard materials. These holes are known by a few different monikers: cupules, grinding holes, mortars or bedrock mortars, cup and grove marks, cup and ring marks, PCNs (pecked curvilinear nucleated) petroglyphs, yonis (allegedly holes carved after the likeness of the female vulva), and so on. We are told that these holes have but on function, that of food preparation. And although there are large grinding bowls ground into rock at sites around the world, most of the smaller holes appear to have been ground for very different reasons, which are often hinted at due to their association with heliolithic animations and alignments, as well as lunar light angles which align solely on the astrological 'cusps' (these include the Solstices, the Equinoxes and the cross-quarter days.)
At a rock art site known as Grimes Point, on the outskirts of the city of Fallon, Nevada, cupules so shallow as to be of no possible use as grinding holes for food, grace the tops, as well as the side of boulders of very hard, highly patinated basalt.
Cupules on a highly-patinated boulder at the Grimes Point petroglyph site, Fallon, Nevada
The more contemporary pictographs (paintings), and some petroglyphs were certainly the work of those who lived and died on these shores. Also, the subject matter of the more contemporaneous ones is usually objective (depictions of modern artifacts, literal images of people and animals, and so on). However, what is not understood is that the great majority of the earlier petroglyphs (and some of the older pictographs) were not the work of people native to these shores, nor were they simplistic doodlings. Instead they often represent a sophisticated encoding of mineralogical and astronomical data.
Curiously, a vast majority of these older petroglyphs, especially those found in North America, can be shown to encode very sophisticated astrological, mineralogical and spiritual principles which could only made it to these shores, by people from the Old WOrld, and they could only reached these shores via =oceanic journeys in boats.
these shores, suggesting an adept-initiate program was being conducted among Amerindian peoples. Examples of petroglyphs with esoteric encoding can be found from the Plateau (along the Columbia, Clearwater and Snake Rivers) and across the Great Basin regions of North America, as well as in petroglyphs (and some pictographs) from the Southwest. This same rule applies across North America, but the bulk of these examples is focused in the West. As we shall see, there may be several reasons for this, but a major reason is that the greatest centers of esotericism (I call this the cosmo-religion) were once found in the Indus Valley. Oceanic voyages to the west coast of America was an ancient tradition, and was continued for millennia.
It is a foregone conclusion, based in content, style and execution, as well as established at some sites by scientific dating methods, that many petroglyphs were made by voyagers from the Old World. However, the evidence found at many later sites demonstrate that sacred esoteric truths known only to those of the Old World, were taught to initiates on these shores.
Below are three examples of complex alchemical emblematic petroglyphs from the Northern most extremes of the Mojave Desert. Many others related to these, sharing alchemical and astrological and religious (consciousness) connections to the ancient Magi/Magu/Ma Gu/Mako (etc.) line the canyons of the Eastern Californian Coso Range. Pecked into the patina-darkened faces of large rock outcroppings, these marks turn out to be alchemical symbols and (complex) sigils (some are quite literally alchemical emblematic art), many recording sophisticated astrological (astronomical) knowledge, with others depicting the very Magi themselves!
From left to right: a formula for Amrita (Soma), a sigil indicating the quinta essentia, as well as lead in the soil and
arsenic in the water, and another indicating orpiment (arsenic sulfide) is in the water more prominently down river.
I will apologize in advance for the deliberately vague descriptions I provide about the locations of these sites. This is in order to preserve them. Rampant vandalism, even petroglyph thefts, are ruining many sites. These sites are among the most important artifacts in the world, as they are records of the ancient peoples of two worlds, joined in a common bond of brotherhood and esoteric science.
Original discovery of alchemical petroglyphs was made in the Mojave Desert area of southern California
The 'Hai' priests from ancient Armenia, the Magi (Asia Minor's), Magu (Indus Valley), Ma Gu (China), Mako (Japan) and so on, appear to have focused on global re-education, following several natural climactic disasters. What is suggested by the evidence at hand is not that material pursuits and greed drove trade, and that global trade was responsible for this trading network. What is implied by the very nature of the many sites we've explored is that it was a sense of spiritual responsibility, based in cosmological certainty, which encouraged the spread of sacred science across the planet. Trading opportunities followed in the proverbial wake.
Armenian 'Hai' priest
Many petroglyphs reflect the visit of the Magi, as does the image below (replica) found in the Mojave Desert area of southern California. Often simply referred to now as images of shaman, their dress, accoutrements and the symbols they hold indicate Old World origins. For example, this "Magi" holds a remarkably the Egyptian "flail" of authority. His circular bobbles mimic those of Hai Priests, and in his left hand he holds the symbol of the "Two Worlds," or is this representing the alchemical quinta essentia (the Green and Red Dragons)? The answer is, it represents both principles, and likely a third – dualism. This is the tripled nature of esoteric symbolism.
Shaman (of the over and under worlds) petroglyph image, Southern California
Apache Dancers warding off evil Even the fringed tartan kilts of the ancient Indo-European Hai priests are replicated
Certainly it would have been this trade which paid the bills, as it were. However, it does not appear that wanton materialism was the prime motivation for most who ventured across the seas teaching and instructing others in their high science. At least during the early millennia, following the last ice age, the prime motivation appears to have been one of love and brotherhood, a desire to connect the world through teaching aspects of the one true cosmology, and its spiritual implications.
Cynical archaeologists and anthropologists of our age dismiss such claims as naive, even though it is precisely such sentiments which are found in ancient writings. One example which comes to mind was a note sent from an Egyptian Pharaoh to a King of Mesopotamia. Such sentiments were expressed, one calling the other by typical term, 'brother'. This was meant in the sense of a spiritual fidelity, and the communication clearly implied a bond of esoteric brotherhood and mutual understanding.
The esoteric collection of writings known as the Kolbrin, a collection of anthropological field notes originally part of a survey intended to broaden the understanding of Egyptians, and published out of Byblos, has a number of direct references to just such a global brotherhood. Although different names come down through time to us, based on translations and the period in which the were found, a general term used was a "brotherhood of light."
It now appears clear that esoteric alchemist-astrologer-priests visited America regularly for many thousands of years. Notable examples of late-comers include the Church members from Glastonbury, England who came in a single wave (leaving England on the eve of the Roman occupation of 570 CE), and the surviving members of the Order of Knights Templar, who sailed out of Europe (beginning of the 14th century) to parts unknown. It now appears that they all came here!
Corridors of the Magi_Pacific (click to view larger size)
"Prima Materia" is an ancient alchemical term for the various mineral sources (igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rock) which contain the quinta essentia (or essential 5 OMMPAs) used in ancient alchemy. Identifying and harvesting such minerals was the first step in the 'great work' or 'art' of the ancient esoteric alchemy. These sources of prima materia were some of the best kept secrets of archaic scientist, and great lengths were gone to to insure that the uninitiated did not understand how to find these sources. However, once trained, one could locate, and harvest prima materia of various sorts anywhere on earth where the conditions were right for OMMPA formation.
OMMPA micro-cluster metals from the earth's mantle as it rises, penetrates into the solid crust of the earth, and cools, but can also form as a by-product of both sedimentary and metamorphic mineral processes. For this reason the ancient Egyptians used this symbol side-b-side with the symbol of the aetheric medium that is responsible for infusing the quinta essential with its properties. This compound hieroglyphic symbol is reproduced below.
Egyptian hieroglyphs indicating the connection between Nun (primordial waters aka aether) and Prima Materia
In this example of the Egyptian hieroglyphic sigil (read right to left), a clear connection is made indicating that the prima materia traps the energy of the aether (Nun (primordial waters aka aether), and can be found in three forms of rock. The symbol for the firmament, usually understood to indicate the sky, also indicates the spiritual nature of the aetheric energy trapped by these materials, hence they sit as Nw vases (the pot-shaped hieroglyphs) resting on the symbol of the firmament (division both of earth and sky as well as that of the heavenly vs. the earthly. These containers for OMMPA materials are found both in heaven and on earth: "as above, so below."
The following photographs indicate prima materia. Some confusion arises from the fact that the symbol for prima materia was also later adopted as a symbol for the 5 quinta essentia (QE) materials themselves. This is easily understandable. After all, what's the real difference between indicating in a symbol "within this rock you may find QE," and indicating, "here is some QE?"
Prima Materia petroglyphs from various sites in the Great Basin area
One of our most amusing discoveries is the real decipherment of the true meaning of the enigmatic figure called Kokopelli, found as a petroglyph in America's southwestern deserts. More on him follows. The point I wish to make here is that one of the dead giveaways of the actual meaning behind the original Kokopelli image, is found in – arguably – one of the oldest variations of this character. This version is found along the border of AZ and NM, in a remote area which remained relatively untouched by archaeological looters.
In this image Kokopelli is not simply blowing his "pipe," but his actions are clearly linked to the symbol of the prima materia. For more on Kokopelli, see this transliteration under the tab titled "Kokopelli."
From diverse teachings from ancient cultures from the four quarters of the world, a specific sequence of OMMPAs (orbitally mirrored metallic primordial atoms, aka ORMUS) – know in alchemy as the “quinta essentia” – were extracted from both mineral and plant sources, and were then used to extend human longevity and enhance consciousness.
At one Mojave area petroglyph site known among petroglyph enthusiasts as 'Surprise Tank,' the ancient alchemical symbol for the digestion of minerals (by acid) has been mistakenly for a literal depiction of a rattlesnake. However, these two symbols (read from right to left) stand for the quinta essentia (5 stacked circles) followed by this digestion glyph. A correct esoteric transliteration yeilds: "Contains quinta essentia. Digest here."
Alchemical sigil transliteration: "Contains quinta essentia, digest here."
At one Califorina petroglyph site near the Coso Mountain Range, the quinta esssentia-containing mineral ore (prima materia) was similarly graded, However, we notice that the quinta essentia (QE) symbol indicates that this particular ore, although very high in silver (Ag), Rhodium (Rh), and Silver (Ag) OMMPAs, is consequently low in Iridium* (Ir) and gold (Au). This is the prima materia called the Green Dragon anciently, and this particular ore, a dolomitic limestone, was highly sought after.
This dolomite is used to make our Amrita•Soma® elixir, which had many names depending upon the time period and culture which used it. Known best as Amrita or Soma (hence our name for this product), it was also called Hoama among the Zoroasterians. Esoteric arab alchemists called it the "dancing waters," and it was generally known among many cultures of Asia and Asia Minor simply as "elixir of life."
There are two ways the ancients would have processed this dolomite. The most direct method would have been to use hydrochloric acid to reduce it, and then oxidizing it with lye (sodiumm hydroxide). However, sceitists claim that processes for making hydrochloric acid were unknown before the the end of the first millennia of this era. PERsonally, I believe teh evidence is stacked in favor of teh anceints having made hydrochloric acid.
Using either Sal Ammoniac to digested calcinated (meaning oxidized using heat) ore, or perhaps using hydrochloric acid (claimed to have been discivered millennia after it probabaly was) to break down dolomite directly, the process of milling and processing was known from anciente stories in a process known as "the Churning of the ocean of Milk."
The analysis below indicated how to read this sigil (a sigil is a complex, or a compound, glyph). This stack of five is normally standing in a vertical orientation. In this case it is drawn as if it had fallen over. The addition of the line drawn horizontally through the ancient symbol for alchemical "digestion" (left), suggests this is a sort of warning or precaution, rather than a proscription. It appears to read, "good prima materia here, but is found lacking in two quintessential metals."
This is the prima materia called the Green Dragon, and anciently this was highly sought after, and was processed to make Amrita, also known as Soma, Hoama, "dancing waters,' etc., in a process known as "the Churning of the ocean of Milk."
Alchemical sigil alerting alchemists to the content of this particular Prima Materia.
This is Green Dragon ore. (coloring of petroglyphs the author's).
Idealized symbols for (right to left) quinta essentia, and alchemical digestion.
AN ESOTERIC KOKOPELLI
KOKOPELLI – ALCHEMIST
Fragility of Oral Traditions
It needs to be said, that all mankind owes it to its progeny to ferret out the truth. Although sometimes painful, sometimes uncomfortable, the truth does (eventually) set those in possession of it, free. For how can we be free fettered, as it were, by false ideas of our past, our planet, and our own destiny?
Correct decisions concerning our collective future rely on a correct understanding of our collective history, as it really transpired. It is false historical perspectives which blinds us to the patterns of human behavior. The danger of this is echoed in the well known adage about those who fail to learn from history, being forced to repeat it.
Likewise, willing ignorance and misconceptions of the true fragility of our planet's ecosystem(s) could doom us to a repeat of epochs past, which saw most of this planet's life forms – man included – nearly exterminated. And we are not talking about 'global warming' here, but global paroxysms on a scale so extreme that our collective memories of it are suppressed at a racial level.* (See Immanuel Velikovsky's seminal work, "Mankind In Amnesia")
In our fast-paced modern times, as the planet grows increasingly more crowded, and as peoples collide, traditions fuse and more commonly, are occluded by modern trends, we are losing ground in the battle to preserve an objective record of our planet's past. The result is often a blend of fictional and reality. Carried to an extreme, this trend can lead to a sort of culture amnesia concerning the true history of our progenitors. No culture is immune to such distortions of history.
History records the past only subjectively, as those who win wars, survive catastrophes, and generally end up on top, are those whose histories we read. Additionally, though historic truths may be carefully recorded, and with the best intentions, the truth may suffer over time from the effects of fashionable embellishment. Important details are lost to the later editorializing by more contemporary chroniclers of the same, and sometimes truths too hard to hear, are obfuscated for the sake of political correctness. And if written histories are subject to corruption, how can we expect non-written oral traditions to survive the ravages of time any better? In fact, they are even more subject to corruption.
There are about 6,800 mutually unintelligible languages spoken in the world today. Many languages spoken in the past have ceased to exist and many languages not yet 'born' will come into being in the future. Since the beginning of Homo sapiens, new languages have been constantly emerging while others vanish forever. This is why many linguists say that the total number of actual languages spoken in the world at a given moment of human history is but an small fragment of the perhaps infinitely large total number of possible human languages.
It might seem as though the death of one language is not a particularly serious event but, in fact, each loss is a terrible tragedy. A language is a repository of the riches of highly specialised cultural experiences. When a language is lost, all of us lose the knowledge contained in that language's words and grammar
In order to discuss the following, it is necessary to establish a few premises and facts first. There are many reasons for this, but a good one is that I do not wish my intentions to be misunderstood. However, more importantly, it is with the utmost respect for people's religious beliefs and traditions, that I approach the re-discovery of ancient truths. This said, to quote the words of the 19th century Theosophist Madame Blavastsky comes to mind: "there is no religion higher than the truth."
What is true, will usually win out over false traditions or beliefs. Conversely, there are many truths hidden in mythologies and oral traditions, but the truth may be occluded by an overlay of more contemporary embellishments. Honest attempts to transliterate mythos, reviving them to reflect a more objective window on the past, can often disambiguate oral mythologies exposing their historic core elements.
Social disruptions in ancient times can have many causes; among them comet paroxysms. Every year new data proves that the threat of comet and asteroid impacts within historic time has been grossly underestimated. Each year seems to bring more concessions on the part of one-time antagonists of theories which embrace the idea of global or regional comet disasters, within historic time frames.
The most recent is a new claim, that one or more comet impacts may have altered the ecology of the late Holocene and early Pleistocene, killing off the majority of hairy mammoths (perhaps in an extremely short period of time), is a case in point. The ecological turn downs associated with large scale disasters of this sort, provides a logical explanation for the proven history of human mass migrations; events literally written in stone.
However, this is still an unpopular concept among uniformitarian scientists, for whom neocatastropic theory slaps of religion. However, it may be advisable to take what mainstream scientists have to say on this topic with a grain of alchemical salt. It was only twenty-five years ago when these same scientists stated emphatically that all terrestrial cratering was the result of volcanic activity. This fact is not turned on its head now, as new claims state that most large craters are actually impact-related. How can those who once vehemently embraced such BS (bad science) be trusted to accurately interpret current history since Neolithic times?
It is quite obvious that such comet impacts, and meteoric bombardments and dustings by debris from comet streams (the Taurid Meteor Stream in particular), are actually quite common in the long history of mankind's epoch no Earth. What was claimed ridiculous speculation only 1-2 decades ago, is now being taught at major universities, although still considered controversial by many.
Archaeologists often come upon such periods and find large gaps in historic records and oral traditions accompany other signs of disruption, changes in art, and the abandonment of fertile farming areas and other anomalies, simply labeling them 'dark ages.'
'Head of Sinbad' pictograph from the San Rafael Swell (Green River) area, Southern Utah (fig.1)
In the pictograph pictured above (fig. 1), known as the 'Head of Sinbad' – an impressive pictograph from the Green River area of Utah – appears to depict a local shaman (left), and the visit of a Magi ('Sinbad,' to the right) whose arrival may have coincided with (or was associated with) the subsequent return of that comet, or perhaps the apparition of the arrival of twin comets. The site is a large cliff face formed by a rather large outcrop of rock, situated in an open plain area with a great view of the southern sky.
The following story has its catastrophic elements, although in the case of the Anasazi (the ancient ones), their disappearance is likely not due directly to a spectacular comet disaster, but by far more mundane local events. at tree rings (a study called dendrochronology) in the Sand Canyon area. In the period between A.D. 1125 and 1180, very little rain fell in the region. After 1180, rainfall briefly returned to normal. From 1270 to 1274 there was another long drought, followed by another period of normal rainfall. In 1275, yet another drought began. This one lasted 14 years.
When this cycle of drought began, Anasazi civilization was at its height. Communities were densely populated. Even with good rains, the Anasazi were using their land to its limits. Without rain, it was impossible to grow enough food to support the population. Widespread famine occurred.
There is another possibility, all but overlooked by contemporary historians, which we feel it prudent to mention at this juncture in our re-evaluation of history. This aspect of history, an esoteric twist on the generally accepted ideas on the forces driving history, seems relevant to our next offering. The basic tenet forms the theme in an intriguing book titled, "The People of the Secret," by Ernest Scott.
It is fundamental premise of our re-evaluation of global history(s) that ancient esoteric traditions created purposely stylized myths, with embedded mnemonic symbols and allegories, specifically structured to stand the stress of time and cultural distortion. There are many examples of complex myths concerned with creation cycles, stories of the gods and their heavenly battles, and of wars between forces of dark and light, between the gods, and the gods and men, many underpinned by elements like wide-spread disasters, which often prove to be esoteric constructs which preserve true cosmological principles down through generations.
However, the further we move in time from the original cultures which propagated these stories, the further we are removed from a correct anthropological perspective of the intent behind them. The story of Theseus and the Minotaur and Labyrinth of Minos, is perhaps one of the world's best examples. Another intriguing example is the story of the enigmatic character generally known as Kokopelli.
The following re-evaluation of the Kokopelli myth, is a great example of how myths can preserve true principles once understood in the past times, but also demonstrates that these are often obscured by modern interpretations. No mythos is immune to such corruption. Why should those myths held sacred by the peoples of the New World, be any more immune to the effects of time, than those of the peoples of the Old World?
The Kokopelli story, in its many variants (each tribal people has their own version, and these myths vary widely in their re-telling not only among the same peoples, but are explained differently to children than their are to adults. The basic myth can be traced back to a period before the Chaco Canyon culture phenomena gave way to the Kachina-making period (post 1200 CE) Chaco. It appears that a major disruption of the cultures of the Four Corners area (including Navajo, Hopi, Zuni, Hohokam, etc.) may have been instigated by one or two factors. What we do know is that as this culture's cities and farms and other dwelling areas were abandoned, their traditions were disrupte. This affected he transmission of older traditions from one generation to another.
Studies of tree rings (dendrochronology) in the Sand Canyon area, covering a the period between A.D. 1125 and 1180, show that very little rain fell in the region during this time. After 1180, rainfall briefly returned to normal. From 1270 to 1274 there was another long drought, followed by another period of normal rainfall. In 1275, yet another drought began. This one lasted 14 years. When this cycle of drought began, Anasazi civilization was at its height. Communities were densely populated. Even with good rains, the Anasazi were using their land to its limits. Without rain, it was impossible to grow enough food to support the population. Widespread famine occurred. But was it famine that caused the Anasazi to abandon the homes and temples, or something else?
"There's a growing awareness among archaeologists that something awful may have happened to the ancient Anasazi. Soon after abandoning the Chaco area, they began building cliff dwellings from which they could stave off almost any attack. Modern Pueblo Indians are the survivors of that period. The natural question which arises is, what were they afraid of ?
Recent evidence suggests that cannibalism may have played a role in the decimation of the Anasazi culture. Although backed by considerable evidence, claims of bad science and bigotry were immediately raised by Native Americans over this politically incorrect theory.
A Debate Rages Over Desert Cannibalism
"One of the worst things you can do in Pueblo society is to eat flesh," says Andrew Darling, an archaeologist with the Gila River Indian Community in Arizona. "That's how you become a witch, and the penalty for witches is death." Suspected Pueblo witches were killed and their corpses ravaged to find the so-called evil heart. Darling believes those actions could leave the same bone signature as cannibalism. He says Turner's theory revives racist stereotypes of savage Indians.
Some archaeologists pointed out that little is known about how the Anasazi normally treated their dead. THey posited that normal burial practices could have caused the skeletal damage ascribed to cannibalism. Tim White, professor of human evolutionary studies at the University of California-Berkeley, compared broken, scarred, and scattered Anasazi and animal bones from Mancos Canyon in Colorado and discovered striking similarities. He dismisses the reburial theory, saying no other society uses the same method to prepare food and bury its dead."
What Darling failed to ask why this tradition – of putting to death those who ate human flesh – came about in the first place? Could this have been the response to widespread practices which almost totally destroyed their culture?
The history of the Anasazi is almost as enigmatic as one of the few surviving traditions of this area of the Southwest; one which apparently began with them, or their contemporaried. This is the well known story of the sexy mythical trickster, Kokopelli. Although some people have not heard the story itself, many have seen contemporaneous renditions of this character. One of the more widely circulated graphical icons can be seen below.
Hohokam style Kokopelli. Notice that his 'hump' is really hemispherical in shape (fig.2)
This image is known widely throughout the tribal peoples of the southwestern desert by the name Kokopelli. Who was Kokopelli? We will briefly examine the question the extant versions of this myth. Why? Because there is a much better explanation, and one which is supported by the evidence.
Both the Basketmaker Period (dating at least from about 200 B.C.) and the Pueblo Period (dating from about 700 A.D.) include the so-called humpbacked flute player among their deities or supernaturals. Long-distance trade networks and cultural migrations from Mexico apparently helped spread cultural and religious elements, so that by 1500 A.D. fluteplayer images were also included in the Hohokam, Mogollon, and Fremont cultures. This image s found in petroglyphs (rock carving), pictographs (rock painting), kiva murals, ceramics and baskets. Today, Kokopelli is one of the Hopi kachinas, and is in many narratives and traditional songs of Native Americans of the desert southwest.
Among the more widely held beliefs concerning what became a fertility symbol, Kokopelli was claimed to be a roving minstrel or trader, a priest or magician, a trickster, and a seducer of maidens.
In the book, “Kokopelli, Flute Player Images in Rock Art” by Dennis Slifer and James Duffield, we read:
"In Pueblo myths, Kokopelli carries in his hump seeds, babies, and blankets to offer to maidens that he seduces. In upper Rio Grande pueblos, he wandered between villages with bags of songs on his back. As a fertility symbol, he was welcome during corn-planting season and was sought after by barren wives, although avoided by shy maidens."
And, from another source, these titillating kokopellian tidbits.
The mysterious Kokopelli is found in a number of Native American cultures, representing a mischievous trickster or the Minstrel, spirit of music. Kokopelli is distinguished by his dancing pose, a hunchback, and flute. He is considered a symbol of fertility who brought well-being to the people, assuring success in hunting, planting and growing crops, and human conception. Kokopelli often displayed a long phallus, symbolizing the fertile seeds of human reproduction. His whimsical nature, charitable deeds, and vital spirit give him a prominent position in Native American mysticism. Kokopelli remains revered by current-day descendants of the Hopi, as well as other pueblo peoples
The first of these foundational ideas is that the many tribes or nations of (which are generally known as) Native Americans, are not native to the North American continent at all, but came here America mostly by ship. This not only defies the(still) prevalent mainstream theory of land-bridge migrations, but flies in the face of some Native American myths as well. However, migration stories are not uncommon among many Indian nations. Arguably, tribes including the Paiute, and Shoshone (to name but a few) appear to have been here for a long time. However, their claims to have "always been here," must be taken with a grain of scientific skepticism.
If we were to believe current southwestern Amerindian interpretations of their own mythologies, we would be have to accept a series of incongruous stories concerning this Kokopelli character. However, within these pages we do not accept these restrictions, and have as our premise the basic tenet that people from the ancient world, and for extended periods of ancient history they came from one or another of the following areas: Anatolia, Persia, Mesopotamia, Tibet and the Indus Valley.
Furthermore, in the latter half of the first millennium CE, and as recently as the first century of the second century CE, entire tribal groups were moved to the New World. Along with them came all the cultural trappings of the former lives, including their religious beliefs and practices.
We are asked to believe that the enigmatic figure known as Kokopelli, is simply a representation of a happy, fornicating, hunch-backed, lame-footed (limping) dancing flute player. In the Amerindian myth we are told that women of southwestern villages awaited the arrival of Kokopelli, that they might avail themselves of his 'seed' so that they could have (his) children. (fig.2)
It appears that the ancient esoteric truths which were embedded in the myth have become lost and corrupted, until the original meaning has become totally obfuscated. This section of the site is dedicated to the analysis of this myth, and its correct transliteration.
The Hopi maintain a complex religious and mythological tradition stretching back over centuries. However, it is difficult to definitively state what all Hopis as a group believe. Like the oral traditions of many other societies, Hopi mythology is not always told consistently and each Hopi mesa, or even each village, may have its own version of a particular story. But, in essence the variants of the Hopi myth bear marked similarity to one another. It is also not clear that those stories which are told to non-Hopis, such as anthropologists and ethnographers, represent genuine Hopi beliefs or are merely stories told to the curious while keeping safe the Hopi's more sacred doctrines. As folklorist Harold Courlander stated, "there is a Hopi reticence about discussing matters that could be considered ritual secrets or religion-oriented traditions." David Roberts concurred that "the secrecy that lies at the heart of Puebloan [including Hopi] life…long predates European contact, forming an intrinsic feature of the culture."
Let us take apart the myth and analyze each of Kokopelli's more obvious esoteric attributes.
KOKOPELLI - PROSPECTOR
Arguably the single most memorable feature of Kokopelli his 'flute.' It is long, and has a fluted end on it like a clarinet. However, some early Kokopelli rock art depicts these alleged instruments as so long that it is doubtful anyone could finger or blow such an instrument. Additionally anciently reeded instruments were not yet invented. This goes double for the (alleged aboriginal) inhabitants of North America.
This is not an instrument, but a blow-pipe, a common tool of the ancient metal-working smithy, and an ancient symbol of the smithing trade. Kokopelli is an alchemist, and those who came here from the Old World, many of them were apparently in possession of such instruments (arguably the smithy's most prized tool, aside from his cauldron!). This is why it is long (man are as it keeps the burning coal far from your face), and belled at the end. This is the classic configuration of the clay pipes used to this day, for this purpose, and has been used in and around the Indus area (modern-day Afghanistan and Pakistan) for over 6,000 years! (fig.3)
Afghani smithy using a traditional clay blowpipe and lump of coal, in order to separate out metal from ore; 6,000 year-old tradition (fig.3)
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Drawing of Egyptian stele showing smiths using blowpipes (fig. 4)
Egyptian stele showing gold smiths separating electrum (gold and silver) ore (fig. 5)
KOKOPELLI - SACRED GEOMETRY
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A Kokopelli figure from the McKee Springs petroglyph panels. The geometric (esoteric) design and accurate portrayal of the long (clay) smithy blowpipe, reveal he age and correctness of this version of the Kokopelli story (fig. 6)
KOKOPELLI - ALCHEMIST & SACRAMENTAL FIGURE
In the Hopi tradition, many of their religious figures and spirits are remembered through the Kachina doll. The male Kokopelli figure carries a medicine bag, which is remarkably similar to the ancient OMMPA-elixir bucket of the giants, also known as the Annunaki (fig.7). These were the same giants who made settled (for a time, until the Tribes of Dannon drove them out) in Ireland. There they were known for their bag/buckets filled with elixir, and were called the Fir-Bolg (bag men).
If this were not enough to make the Kokopelli-alchemy connection, the Hopi have a female counterpart of the Kokopelli (the only one we've heard about) whose name is a dead giveaway. Here the Indo-european roots of their language still retains vital information on the true esoteric nature of this myth.
Annunaki (priest) from Sumer, with pine cone (consciousness symbol) and bucket (holding the Elixir of Life). (fig.7)
First notice she has a symbol she carries in her right hand (fig.8). It consists of two objects tied together, but separated. This represents the two 'dragons' of alchemy, the Green and Red dragons. However, it is her name which tells it all. She is called MANA (Kokopelli)! Once again we encountered the alchemical connection to the ancient sacraments, one entheogenic and one an alchemical elixir, once called MANNA by Moses, as recorded in the Torah.
Notice the name used by the Hopi to indicate the female version of Kokopelli–(left) and Kokopelli Mana–right) (fig. 8)
KOKOPELLI - NAVIGATOR
KOKOPELLI AS A LIMPING SMITH – ESOTERIC LABYRINTH TRADITIONS
We thought we'd finish this re-evaluation of the Kokopelli myth by looking at what is arguably the single most significant version of Kokopelli we've yet encountered.
One of the oldest Kokopelli images in the Southwest, this image incorporates all the correct features of the original myth in one image (fig.8)
The connection to the ancient manna is clearly manifest in the Hopi artwork depicting this character. His hemispheric back is clearly visible, and the twin blow-pipe indicates his knowledge of the two types of manna or OMMPA (Cu/Rh/Ag, vs. Ir/Au), referring to what later alchemists would call the green and red dragons (or lions). Of course this Magi is not playing any musical instrument, but is blowing on the symbol of Prima Materia!
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* Interested readers might wish to obtain a copy of Immanuel Velikovsky's seminal work, "Mankind In Amnesia." Also, check out this paper – available for free on www.scribd.com: "Recollections of a Fallen Sky: Velikovsky and Cultural Amnesia" (papers presented at the University of Lethbridge, May 9 and 10, 1974)
AMRITA – LUNAR (SILVER) ASSOCIATIONS
AN ANCIENT LEGACY
Current evidence suggests that, meticulously encoded into what remains of ancient religious traditions, myths and artifacts, lies a body of coherent esoteric symbolism linking both alchemy and astrology. We have been able to trace this practice as far back as 24,000 BCE. The evidence suggests that the sacramental use of an alchemical dolomite extract – known variably as the “elixir of life, “nectar of immortality,” Amrit(a), Soma, and Haoma, was the basis for the allegory of the fruit of the Tree of Life.
“Venus of Laussel,’ alchemical carving on dolomitic limestone,
from the Dolomite Alps, ca. 22,000 BCE (click for larger image)
To be continued . . .
In all the stories of antiquity which refer to the "churning of the ocean of milk" (production and knowledge of Amrita), astrological information is embedded in these stories using the character of Rahu (India), or Kala (Indonesia), which are cast as Devas who drink of the elixir of life against the wishes of the Asuras. In these stories Vishnu (or an avatar of Vishnu) is called upon to stop this outrage, whereupon the perpetrator is decapitated, but not before he has drunk of the elixir rendering the head immortal. And so, as the old stories all record, this head eats the moon periodically, causing eclipses.
Additionally, the severed body – as a serpent – also encodes astrological information. The head (Rahu or Kala) stands for the north (major, or ascending) lunar node, and the head's counterpart, the serpent body (Ketu or Makara), represents the southern (minor, or descending) lunar node, as identified by the Major and Minor lunar standstill sequences. These nodal symbols are known to astrologers as the dragon's head (Caput Draconis, or Anabibazon), and he dragon's tail (Cauda Draconis, or Catabibazon), respectively.
Rahu & Ketu, Kala & Kalamakara_A tradition of lunar worship and ritual (click for larger image)
RITUALS & ECLIPSES
Eclipse target petroglyphs have mystified scientists. Now we know that they represent
they are linked to conjunction-related alchemical calendaring and conjunctions (click for larger image)
CHURNING THE OCEAN OF MILK
CHURNING THE OCEAN OF MILK
One of the oldest variants of myth concerning the "elixir of life' comes to us from ancient Vedic sources in the Indus Valley. This story, with variations, also appears in the nordic myths from the same Indo-European sources. Only the names of the protagonists are changed. In the Indus version of this story we are introduced to the 'good guys' known as the Asura. In the Nordic version of this story they are called the Asir. The shared etymological roots are quite transparent.
The protagonists are known as the Devas, and these Devas are asked by the Asura, to assist them in making the elixir of life. This process is known as "churning the ocean of milk." So, where does this reference to milk come from, and why do the Asura (who, in the original stories from both the Rig Veda, as well as from Nordic traditions, are clearly giants) need help churning it? This story will not only answers many questions about the actual nature of the ancient "elixir of life,' but reveals the nature and purpose behind the ancient transoceanic voyages of the giants (Annunaki) as well as the later Magi (Magu, Ma Gu, Mako,etc.).
To be continued . . .
Samudra Manthan: Churning of the Milk Ocean
Angkor Wat_Amrita: Churning the Ocean of Milk relief panel (click for larger image)
GREEN DRAGON (Green Lion)
Dolomite makes up 4% of the Earth's crust, but no longer forms under natural conditions, suggesting the Earth had far higher oxygen levels at one time. Not all dolomite is created equal, however. The dolomite deposits we process to yield our Magi's Blend® pure white dolomite, exceeds national and Californian (the strictest) standards, for heavy metals. A 100% natural Calcium and Magnesium supplement, is the finest dolomite available, and appears to have an extremely high content of Copper-Rhodium-Silver OMMPAs hidden in its carbonate matrix.
Alchemy and astrology were directly linked in ancient times. These two disciplines were never isolated form one another until our modern era, because one supports the other. During specific alignments different alchemical operations were conducted. This is why knowing when the proper syzygy was approaching, and when this conjunction was correctly aligned for specific alchemical operations, was a major purpose of the ancient art of astronomical divination.
RED DRAGON (Red Lion)
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Elixir Vitae_Alchemical emblematic art from the Ripley Scroll
BOTH DRAGONS – ELIXIR VITAE
BOTH DRAGONS – ELIXIR VITAE
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Alchemical emblem representing the Elixir Vitae, the last stage before the 'Philosopher's Stone' (Click for more detail)
The presence of recognizable examples of something known as Vinca script (an as yet undeciphered ancient symbol language some scholars believe to be an ancient script, but which I believe was originally an esoteric ideogrammatic language), can be found in the Mojave area. Additionally, symbols with direct orthographic similarities to characters found independently in many other ancient cultures, show up here as well. What does this indicate?
Another example of truly ancient characters found in the Great Basin, which have one-to-one orthographic correspondence to character found in the Old World, is an ancient Armenian language known as Urartian. There are several others as well.
Additional ancient Armenian languages whose characters also appear in the Great Basin proper are Chalcolithic, Hyksosian and Hiakzian.
In conversation with a Paiute leader, after being shown sets of these Anatolian characters, we were informed that, in fact, they knew of these symbols, and also verified that our suspicions that their people (the Paiute and Shoshone) did not use such marks, nor did they have any idea how to read them.
We hold these, and many other extremely old character sets represent several ideogrammatic esoteric languages used by ancient sea-faring alchemist-priests who left such marks at various 'oft' frequented points across the globe. Such marks, being esoteric in purpose, actually encode a tripled set of meanings: alchemical, astrological and spiritual (consciousness). The presence of several different sets of such symbols suggested to us that there were in use by many cultures, spread through time, and also separated geographically, but that all of these cultures shared a single cosmological understanding, which gave rise to these various divergent forms of esoteric symbolism.
We are not saying that there was one single global religion known across the world, but that the same cosmology gave rise to similar religions, always sharing this same coherent framework of understanding. Those whose marks we have found around the world, travelled the world via oceanic and sometimes transcontinental aquatic routes, teaching this cosmologically-based philosophy, as well as elements of the science derived from it. From the antiquity of some sites – sites featuring esoteric petroglyphs and indications of the use of mineral elixirs linked to astrological calendaring – these practices date far back into the earth's hoary past. How far back?
To date, from the indications found on a famous artifact known as the Venus of Laussel – a relic of an ancient civilization which flourished along the Dolomite Alps of Europe some 24,000 years ago – we are tempted to speculate that this knowledge corresponds to the dawn of all human civilizations. We believe that when any human being becomes conscious of his own spirituality, and of nature itself, he seeks truth. And those who seek, find.
THE ALCHEMICAL CAULDRON
LEGACY OF THE CAULDRON
Famous silver Gundestrup Cauldron featuring reliefs depicting the giant Dagda, and the ceremonial use of the elixir of life
Cernunnos decorations on a ceremonial cauldron
Aries depicted on an English cauldron, and petroglyphic depictions of the Magi's cauldrons shown linked to Aries imagery
(symbol of calcination and astrological links to alchemical practices) found in the deserts of eastern California.
COPY COMING SOON!
COPY & IMAGES COMING SOON!
SPAGYRICS & COHOBATION
SPAGYRICS & COHOBATION
In the alchemical parlance, cohobation is the assembling of the purified elements. It is not concerned with the act of passing again and again a solvent over a substance to open it and to dissolve it, as it is practiced in standard chemistry. An example of such a process in modern chemistry is the use of a Soxhlet device which continually circulates a solvent over an organic solid in order to extract one or more compounds by dissolving the plant material in which he sought for chemistry is found. This should not to be confused with the Spagyric process known as cohobation.
Our take on cohobation is that, if one begins with a source of concentrated aqueous OMMPAs (ORMUS, M-State, ORME, etc.) solution, this becomes an environment conducive to the isolation/collection (multiplication) and even the transmutation of other elements. This is possible due to the hybrid physical-energetic state of OMMPA microcluster materials in their macro state – a dynamogeometrical state in a phase-change dance between solid and liquid form. (see MAGICAL MICROCLUSTERS tab in the section OMMPA (ORMUS) page of our website)
A solution saturated with OMMPAs, is known in alchemy as a menstruum. A menstruum is not a simple solvent or reagent, as many have incorrectly surmised. It represents an atomic-molecular conjunctio.
Excerpt from the Alchemy Journal Vol. 5, Number 1
(Spring Equinox, 2004)
An Extraordinary Pharmacy ~ Cohobation
(Dr. Ajit Singh)
"In alchemy, cohobation is the reassembling of purified elements obtained by means of spagyrism. In principle, it occurs when reuniting the alchemical Sulfur, Mercury and Salt by following the techniques of spagyrism. Once the cohobation is done, the product undergoes a long digestion at a constant temperature or a circulation.
The roots of spagyrism go back thousands of years; a founder cannot clearly be named. The word spagyrism was often used synonymously with the term “alchemie”. Spagyrism is to be understood as a special branch of alchemy in which the essence of a plant is unlocked and/or transformed in a special manufacturing process. The spagyric method includes separation, purification and reunification. It comes from the etymology of the Greek word spagiry (Spao+ Ageiro) which means to separate and to reunite."
IMMORTALITY & ETERNAL LIFE
IMMORTALITY & ETERNAL LIFE
Although explaining the following statement will take volumes, we might simply say here that (all) evolution is driven by consciousness, not the other way around. Additionally, the attainment of innate consciousness (see R.A. Schwaller de Lubicz's seminal work, "Sacred Science") drives observation based in intuition, which inspires invention, and invention leads to discovery.
In a nutshell, the sacred sciences of Alchemy, Astrology and the methods of increasing consciousness (entheogenic technology), and extending life in order to maximize one's spiritual progression, are fundamental themes which run through all ancient religious myths and rituals. In the modern euro-centric traditions, based in Judeo-Christian writings, the stories of the two fruits of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, and the Tree of Life, are well known, but the concepts at the root of these stories could be classified as archetypes, and can truly be said to have co-existed with mankind since the dawn of human memory.
Where there is consciousness, there will arise inspired (conscious) human beings who will probe the depth of nature, both inwardly, and externally. The result of such an approach to epistemologically objective search for truth yields a coherent 'sacred science.' Yet such an understanding, and in fact the existence of Nature itself, cannot be realized without the existence of a primordial aether (the Egyptian 'Nun'). It is only through this dynamic infinite matrix that the universe as we know it, could ever have come into existence in the first place.
The Egyptian hieroglyphs for "primordial waters,' aka aether, Nun.
In the Egyptian hieroglyph for "primordial waters' (aka aether), Nun (above), notice the three vessels linked to the primordial waters concept. These are placed above the sky or firmament. These represent three types of 'salt' (aka mineral earth) in which the 'quinta essentia' can be found (igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rock).
The aether is always intimately linked to the quinta essentia in all esoteric alchemical symbolism, because it this aetheric energy, or light, which is trapped in and by OMMPA atomic structures.
It is in the most ancient sacred symbols and characters that the two principles can be found correctly linked: the symbol of the labyrinth or rebirth, and the symbol of human consciousness. Properly understood, this compound symbolism represents the two inseparable principles of immortality (life extension) and eternal life (consciousness in a state of at-one-ment with God). In order to gain 'eternal life' one had to live long enough to reach this state of at-one-ment. Hence, in the oldest symbolic mnemonic imagery found at sacred sites of the cosmo-religion, we find these images inseparably linked.
Below, we see the symbolic representation of the Celtic 'god' Cernunnos. This 'god' has its precedent in the Indus cultures symbol of Pashupati, a symbol which can be shown to have preceded Cernunnos by at least 4,000 years.
Relief showing details of the head of the Celtic god Cernunnos
Cernunnos depicted in relief on the Gundestrup Cauldron, holding the symbol of consciousness (serpent)
and immortality (serpent biting its own tail, known as an Ouroboros)
Pashupati embossed into an clay seal (Indus Valley, ca. 4,000 BCE)
LABYRINTH OF CONSCIOUSNESS
LABYRINTH OF CONSCIOUSNESS
It was from a knowledge of this aether, and the direct experience with its fractal projection into the visual cortex of the human brain as "form geometry,' that mankind first glimpsed the aetheric matrix (Samsara) into which all living things, as well as all physical matter, is embedded. It is the perception of the geometry, and the attempts to comprehend its meaning, that ideogrammatic (symbol) languages arose. These roots – in consciousness – show up in the oldest recorded symbols of mankind, from the proto-tetraskele, to the labyrinth, and can be seen projected as the orthography of these symbols.
These symbols survived through time thanks to esoteric traditions, which taught the true meanings of these symbols to initiates down through the ages. However, human consciousness was always able to experience at-one-ness with the ALL in altered states. Hence, these same symbols (with remarkably little variance in their fundamental forms) were experienced as direct knowledge, or gnosis (knossos) down through time by all who sought for such wisdom, and who followed in the footsteps of the ancients. Some examples can be seen below.
One of mankind's oldest form geometry ideograms (from ancient Siberia, ca. 20,000 BCE)
Sand tracing and tattoo patterns from the New Hebrides islands and South India, respectively
Roman swastika-labyrinth design from ancient Sparta
It is such expressions of consciousness-as-fractal forms that must have constituted the inspiration for the ancient story of an "Adamic language." These original forms – symbolic principals drawn from an aetheric/holographic reality of ego-consciousness, can still be detected in 'languages' such as the Runes, the Kolam designs of Tamil Nadu and Vanuatu, ancient Armenian glyphs, the oldest examples of the Hebrew language, and so on.
This symbolism derives its orthography from the optical processing centers of the human mind. However, it is far more than simple entoptic patterns, and in higher stages of perception, nothing as mundane as projected memories and culturally-influenced images from the subconscious – although projecting one's interior thoughts onto form constants is a seamless process.
From <Altered States: The Origin of Art in Entoptic Phenomena> we read:
"'Entoptic' is derived from the Greek for 'within vision', that is, anywhere within the optic system between and including the eye itself and the cortex where signals from the optic nerve are interpreted (Lewis-Williams and Dowson, 1988). Lewis-Williams and Dowson further break these down into 'phosphenes' which can be produced by physical stimulation (such as the patterns seen when you close your eyes and apply gentle pressure to your eyelids), and 'form constants' which are produced beyond the eye in the cortex itself. It is the latter which Lewis-Williams and Dowson (1988) primarily focus on, though they do not exclude phosphenes, and refer to both under the general term 'entoptics'. They do, however, distinguish between entoptics and hallucinations. Entoptics are geometric patterns whose origins are in the nervous system itself, whereas hallucinations are iconic and culturally determined and may be experienced in all senses (aural, visual, tactile, olfactory and synesthetic) not just the visual. Hallucinations may arise out of entoptics . . .
The six entoptic forms which Lewis-Williams and Dowson (1988) see in common with Upper Paleolithic art and contemporary research into drug induced visions are the grid, parallel lines, dots, zigzag lines, nested catenary curves, and filigrees (thin meandering lines) (see diagram). Lewis-Williams and Dowson (1988) do not address the spiral form directly, stating that it needs to be addressed all on its own. These basic forms manifest according to six principles: replication, that is, the entoptic itself, fragmentation, or broken down, (example: a ladder like form is a fragment of a grid); integration, where two or more forms combine (example: a zigzag grid); superpositioning, where one form appears atop another; juxtapositioning, where forms appear next to one another; reduplication, or multiples; and rotation.
Lewis-Williams and Dowson (1988) outline three stages in the process; first there are the entoptic images alone, then these begin to be elaborated into iconic forms, and the final stage is that of intensification of the iconic forms. In the second stage, entoptics are elaborated into iconic forms, and this elaboration is informed by cultural expectations as well as individual dispositions. In a shamanic society, such as Lewis-Williams and Dowson (1988) argue is the San, a shaman in training may be encouraged to 'guess' at what the entoptics represent, and some measure of control and manipulation of the entoptics into culturally prescribed forms is encouraged. In the final stage, intensification, the experience moves beyond that of simile (I see something like) to a perception of the experience itself as being real.
While many things may contribute to altered states (psychoactive drugs, sensory deprivation, fatigue, intense concentration, migraine, hyperventilation, rhythmic movement, schizophrenia, brain damage, intense emotion, stress, food and water deprivation, withdrawal from alcohol, advanced syphilis, crystal gazing, fever, etc. (Lewis-Williams and Dowson, 1988; Asaad and Shapiro, 1986; Siegel, 1977)), Lewis-Williams and Dowson (1988) focus primarily on those induced by psychoactive drugs.
Two papers which are cited by Lewis-Williams and Dowson (1988) bear special examination, those by Ronald K. Siegel (1977), and Ghazi Asaad & Bruce Shapiro (1986). Siegal begins his paper by outlining early research, especially that of Heinrich Kluver who, in 1926, noticed that hallucinations seemed to occur in two stages, the first being related to four types of geometric: the grid, described variously as lattice, filigree, honey comb, grating, fretwork and chessboard; cobwebs; tunnel, also associated with cone, vessel, funnel, alley; and spirals, the category deliberately unaddressed by Lewis-Williams and Dowson (1988) for reasons not entirely clear. The second stage was that of iconic images which Kluver interpreted as being drawn from memory. An interesting point is that there seemed to be constants of theme in the more elaborate iconic images, the most common being religious symbols and images, followed by images of small animals and human beings (Siegal, 1977) . . ."
The author continues to attempt to prove that these images are merely projections of 'entoptic' patterns, when really they are projections of pure consciousness – any 'geometry' being subordinate to the experience of mind-at-large within the holographic experience of consciousness within the aetheric fabric of the universe.
[continued . . .]
" . . . Asaad and Shapiro's article (1986) is an overview of the psychiatric literature and has a reassuring quality found in good social science: qualifications, doubt, and caution. As qualified and tentative as many of their conclusions are, it would seem that the pattern of stages outlined by Lewis-Williams and Dowson (1988) and found in Kluver (Siegel, 1977) are indeed most strongly associated with the use of psychoactive drugs. Such hallucinations are predominantly visual and preceded by abstract forms, examples they cite being stars, lines, circles and flashes of light (Asaad and Shapiro, 1986) . . .
. . . It is important to keep in mind that a certain drug may not produce the same hallucinatory effect every time. These effects may vary according to the person, dose, mood, social setting, and physical condition. Conversely, the same hallucinatory experience may be produced by a wide variety of different drugs. In any case, the nature of the material hallucinated is greatly influenced by the individual's psychological background. (Asaad and Shapiro, 1986) . . ."
By attempting to link a common 'form geometry' to an effect of a drug, or many drugs, the author misses the point. Commonality of experience is driven by an aetheric harmonic component — consciousness as experienced by the mind itself, freed from ego-projection. Such experiences represent raw objectivity. We would call this condition, mind-at-large, or an egoless reality. Overlaid over this are the thought forms from our life's memories — both conscious (remembered) and unconsciousness (often suppressed) memory imprints. These thoughts shape the experience to a one degree or another, like a potter's hands and fingers, tools and forces, shape clay.
We might even take this metaphor a bit further by saying that, like our clay, the mind – in its normal ego-driven (or unaltered) state – is like hardened, fired clay. In such a state, consciousness is no longer easily re-shaped, unless novelty once more brings consciousness back to a more fluid state. However, this moldable human consciousness is innately human, and although imprinted by innumerably varied experiences, is still very similar, regardless of culture or epoch.
This is why individuals, using the same entheogenic compound, experiencing the universe together (that is, in physical proximity, linked by familiarity with one another's brainwaves, i.e. empathy, etc.), and the same external influences (as in light, color, sound, and other sensory input), often experience the same structures within their visual cortexes. This is a common experience of individuals undergoing shamanic rituals; the shaman steering and influencing the greater experiences of many at one time, all within the scope of his projected mental and physical (I refer here to sounds and imagery, lighting, and other sensory effects) influence.
Such experiences can be 'driven,' by external and mental influences, but still draw upon a common aetheric connectivity of spirit at-one-ness with the fabric of the universe (aether). From this universal aspect of our shared human experience, our archaic ancestors fashioned symbols to represent universal, primordial, fundamental concepts; concepts drawn from mutually-experienced mystical states. The symbols we see at some of the world's oldest sites is not a language, as such. Although each culture ended up with its own unique systems, central ideas were shared from culture to culture, due to the widespread use of oceanic travel. Symbols such as he Kanaga (labyrinth-dancer), were shared in this fashion, wile others such as the labyrinth and tetraskele, are symbols derived directly from experience(s) with the wholly other, but exhibiting formalized orthographies.
Kanaga symbol – examples from several continents
Universal symbols of consciousness from the Old World and New World
Many such symbols – a perfect example being the labyrinth – are the result of what Carl Yung called 'collective consciousness.' However, it is not a collective consciousness as much as a common gestalt gained through communication with the ALL — arising from one's having blown past the ego's barrier – or, the "veil," in esoteric terms — and from having sampled the omnipresent intelligence embedded in the aetheric medium (Akashic Record), from which all consciousness arises; the common repository of all experiences of all life.
What results from the multi-millennial legacy of occult religious esoterism, is a global language pecked and scratched into stone, that speaks with one universal mind to the theme of consciousness and the unification of aetheric science and spirituality. These symbols are nothing less than the record of a "sacred science," rooted in true cosmology. These symbols, these ideals, are as inseparable from true reality as they are from the true history of Mankind.
Through the Greater Eye of humanity, we perceive the true interconnectedness and coherent simultaneity of the mind of God as aspects of the divine labyrinth of holographic consciousness. The only way to record these epiphanies is in symbols, as this is the only way we can perceive universal truths and communicate them. And these symbols represent our most valuable ancestral inheritance, literally a uranographic catalog of the principles which gave rise first to the physical and spiritual duality which spawned the on-going creation, and ultimately, gave rise to our own "innate intelligence."†
"Gnosis depends upon distinguishing the psyche, or soul, from the deep self, which pragmatically means any strengthening of the psyche depends upon acquaintance with the original self, already one with God. Originality is as much the mark of historical Gnosticism as it is of canonical Western literature, that Lewis simultaneously deprecates both the self and originality confirms the Gnostic negative analysis of those who assert that they live by faith rather than by knowledge. Christian "faith" is pistis, a believing that something was, is, and will be so. Judaic "faith" is emunah, a trusting in the Covenant. Islam means "submission" to the will of Allah, as expressed through the messenger Muhammad, "the seal of the prophets." But Gnosis is not believing that, a trusting in, or a submission. Rather, it is a mutual knowing, and simultaneous being known, of and by God." - Harold Bloom
* From Harold Bloom's, "Omens of the Millennium: The Gnosis of Angels, Dreams, and Resurrection."
† Term coined by R.A. Schwaller de Lubicz. For excerpts from brilliant hermetic primer, "Esoterism and Symbol," click here)
GREAT BASIN & MOJAVE DESERT SITES
GREAT BASIN & MOJAVE DESERT SITES
Sites within the confines of the Great Basin can be dated to as far back as 9,000 BCE (almost 11,000 years), and this is only preliminary. The latest figures place ancient man in North America at least 50,000 years before present; dates which are now looking as old as many considered the oldest, in Africa. Although many north american Amerindians have been here for periods stretching back towards these truly archaic dates, the petroglyphs those who visited the Americas anciently, who traveled from Asia and Asia Minor, are distinctive, sophisticated, and have their counterparts only in the Old World.
Working independently from major universities and mainstream academics our team has visited many sites west of the Rockies, mostly concentrating our efforts within the confines of the Great Basin proper. A map including some of the sites investigated, appears below.
Great Basin petroglyph sites under investigation (click for larger image)
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