by Acharya S
extracted from "The Christ Conspiracy"
As has been seen, it is virtually impossible to determine which nation is the progenitor of western culture and, therefore, the Judeo-Christian tradition, and we are left to ponder the idea of another source, such as the Pygmies, who claim to have been a global culture many thousands of years ago.
The fact that the standardized mythos and ritual are found in detail around the world begs the explanation of at least one such global civilization long ago destroyed by cataclysms but preserved in both story and stone. Indeed, attempts to trace this commonality to India and/or Egypt do not suffice to explain how the same tales and rites came to be known and practiced in Mexico and in such remote places as Polynesia.
Nor do they explain the enormous
archaeological remains found around the globe, which serve as
mysterious and inescapable reminders that at some ancient time
so-called primitive men were able to do what, according to
evolutionary and creationist theories alike, they were not supposed
to be able to do.
As we have also seen, these traditions date back many thousands of years and eventually come increasingly closer to each other the farther back we go.
Such similarities between cultures around the planet can be found in religion and mythology, customs, rituals and symbols, language, astrological and astronomical knowledge, and archaeological/architectural remains. In investigating such cultural commonality, it would reasonable to conclude that our current global civilization is not the first.
The further we delve back in time, naturally, the more difficult it is to discover solid ground and the more speculative is the discussion.
In this analysis, we have mainly treated the cultures of the Near/Middle East and Europe, because the Middle East is considered to be the “birthplace” of all human culture, the source of biblical tradition, the Garden of Eden, etc., and Europe is, of course, the adopted home of Christianity.
We have also stayed in the “Old World,”
because it is widely believed that the Western and Eastern
hemispheres arose separately, with little or no contact, until the
last few centuries. As noted, however, many of humankind’s most
important traditions are found worldwide, in such matching detail as
to demonstrate that contact had occurred beginning many thousands of
As another example, natives of British Columbia called the sun/skygod “Sin,” like the Old World god, and represented Sin’s mother as being married to a carpenter, who teaches his solar son his trade.
Furthermore, as Carpenter states:
Also, the natives of Florida at the time
of the Christian invasion were allegedly discovered to chant
For instance, J. Churchward recounts the words of R.G. Haliburton, who,
Robertson relates a sacrificial practice found in both Asia and America, remarking,
Furthermore, the very ancient Buddhist religion is found in many parts of the world, as noted.
As Robertson says,
As we have seen, the religion of
Quetzalcoatl is nearly identical in many aspects to
that of Jesus,
with a savior born of a virgin who is tempted and fasts 40 days, and
who dies and is to return in a Second Coming - an expectation that led
to the downfall of the Aztecs, when they mistook Cortes for the
peaceful teaching god Quetzalcoatl, who actually long predated the
The early Hebrews and their neighbors such as the Phoenicians and Canaanites called their Lord “Baal,” but, astonishingly,
The Aztec human sacrifice was the same as that of the Hebrews, Kingsborough’s “horrible cannibals.”
Furthermore, the Adam tale is found in the Chimalpopoca manuscript of the Maya, which,
So remarkable are the similarities between the Mexicans and the Semites that not a few scholars and researchers have wanted to call the Mesoamerican natives “Jews” and to find in them (and others) a “lost tribe” of Israel.
However, as we have seen, according to the Samaritans there were no lost tribes, and, racially speaking that relationship is not indicated, at least not between the natives of the past few thousand years.
But, in more ancient times there was
indeed in Mesoamerica a race very similar to that of the Semites,
i.e., bearded white men, resembling Phoenicians. In fact, there are
purportedly Phoenician artifacts found in the port of Rio de Janeiro
and other Brazilian sites, suggesting that the Phoenicians, for one,
did cross the Atlantic at least 1,000 years before the arrival of
Nevertheless, Mexican natives asserted
their ancestors came over the ocean from the west, not the east.
As to the similarities between the Mayan and Hindu religion and language, Hinduism Today says,
The Maya also had the same goddess Maya, mother of the gods and man, as in India. Furthermore, the legendary founder of the Maya was the god Votan or Wotan, a name identical to the god of Teutonic tribes.
There are many such correspondences
between the Old and New Worlds.
In addition, like the biblical tale of Cain and Abel,
Also, in Fiji,
As Walker says,
At least one group of South Sea islanders, the Melanesians, portrayed the sun as having 12 demigods or heroes, like the “helpers” and “disciples” of the Horus/Jesus myth.
The South Sea island of Java, site of human occupation beginning many tens of thousands of years ago, also produces a number of pertinent mysteries, including that the last avatar there was to come riding on a white horse, exactly like the solar heroes Krishna and Jesus.
The Australian aborigines have a similar mythology to the Egyptian, and several Australian terms are nearly identical in Egyptian.
We also know that this knowledge constitutes not only religion but also science, representing detailed observations of the skies and their relationship to Earth, as well as natural forces upon the planet itself. In fact, in order for any civilization to have been global, it would have needed to possess the mythos, since such is in reality the story of astronomy.
The detailed knowledge of astronomy, along with that of ocean currents, weather patterns and migratory routes of birds and fish, allowed early peoples to navigate all over the globe. In fact, the so-called primitive peoples of Polynesia are considered the “greatest navigators in the history of mankind” and successfully colonized a number of Pacific islands as early as 30,000 years ago. Such a feat required extensive knowledge of the stars, demonstrating that these peoples were master astronomers tens of thousands of years ago.
This detailed knowledge is also
exhibited in the celestial “computers” in stone the navigators left
all over the world.
Furthermore, as Walker states:
The antiquity of astrological/astronomical knowledge is in fact great.
The zodiac in the temple of Denderah in Egypt begins with the sun in Leo, which would make it 10,000 years old, although the temple itself is evidently only a couple of thousand years old.
Dupuis traced the origins of the zodiac to north Africa 15,000 years ago, and Volney pushed it back to 17,000 years ago. It is reasoned that Egypt at the time had excellent soil and a clear sky, serving as the perfect place for devising such a complex system. In addition, Massey stated that the astronomical mythology dates back 30,000 years at least.
A. Churchward thrusts it back much further than that.
One of the most ubiquitous symbols is the now-infamous swastika, or crooked cross, also an emblem of the sun, “termed the oldest symbol known to the world” and found around the globe, such as in Alaska, North and Central America, India, Russia and China.
The swastika was even a Christian symbol many centuries before its revival by the devout Roman Catholic Hitler.
As Walker says:
The linguistical/etymological evidence that connects the world is startling and has been demonstrated throughout this book. Mainly, however, our analysis has been confined to the “Old World.” We have already seen some dazzling examples of how the languages of both worlds are related.
As a basic example, the word “Mama” and/or “Ma” meaning mother is found in numerous cultures around the globe. A more complex etymological similarity can been found in the Mexican name Mexitli or Mesitli, meaning “the Anointed One,” obviously related to the Egyptian Messu and the Hebrew Messiah.
In Maya, “balaam” is a priest, while in
Hebrew it is the name of a prophet. There are in fact numerous
correlations between the ancient Mexican language and that of the
Middle East, including the Sumerian. Indeed, the Mexican culture has
close parallels in art, religion and language to Sumer as well.
“HulKin” in the Indian language of
Naga-Maya and Hurki in Akkadian/Chaldean both mean “sunstroke,” which
would indeed be another wrathful aspect of the sun god.
Charles Berlitz cites, for example, the similarity between “teocalli,” which means “house of the gods” in Aztec/Nahuatl, and “theou kalia,” meaning “God’s house” in Greek.
The word for “river” in Greek is “potamos,” which is very close to the Potomac River in North America. In the South American language of Aymara, “malku” means “king,” as does “melek” and “melchi” in Semitic languages. In both the American tongue of Araucanian and the Egyptian language the word “anta” means “sun,” while a number of terms in Quechua are similar in form and meaning to Sumerian terms.
The list goes on and includes cultures from the South Seas to North Europe as well.
Robertson highlights some of these similarities:
There is also a remarkable resemblance between Central/ South American structures and those found in India, as has been noted by Indian architect Sri V. Ganapati Sthapati, who demonstrated that residential layouts at Machu Picchu were identical to those of the Harappan civilization at the ruined city of Mohenjo-daro in the Indus Valley.
In addition, some researchers are now declaring the mysterious Mohenjo-daro to be much older than the orthodox opinion, possibly as much as 8,000 years old.
Interestingly, Mohenjo-daro has been determined to have been a cosmopolitan area, with skeletons found of the following types:
The age of
Machu Picchu is likely thousands of
years older than the orthodox date, as was asserted by its
inheritors, the Inkas.
J. Churchward posits that the fabulous structures at Chichen Itza, attributed by the orthodoxy to “the Maya” of a mere 1500 years ago, are in fact at least 11,500 years old.
These structures and others worldwide were taken over by
subsequent cultures, demonstrated by the fact that some of them show
not only ancient repair work but also “improvements” in the form of
encasements over the original ruins.
As Keel says in Disneyland of the Gods:
Of the ubiquitousness and similarity of pyramids, David Hatcher Childress states:
In speaking of the global civilization, Keel elucidates the weaknesses of the current archaeological paradigm:
In fact, the Great Pyramid is admittedly much more ancient than the Egyptians of history, as Hotema relates:
In the word “pyramid,” Anderson has detected “pyramet,” which he translates as “grand central fire.”
The pyramid is the celestial “altar in the
midst of Egypt.” The pyramid, thus, was a worldwide symbol of an
altar, being an encoder of “sacred knowledge.”
The city is dated by the orthodoxy to no earlier than the 5th century CE, but unorthodox scholars have opined that it may be as much as 15,000 years old.
A number of observations lead to the conclusion of such antiquity, not the least of which are the astronomical alignments as found in so many ancient megalithic constructions around the globe, as well as the fact that the city was evidently once at sea level.
Of course, according to the orthodoxy,
such a date is absurd. What is not absurd is that the dates of
artifacts worldwide are steadily being pushed back, sometimes by
thousands of years.
The Ashoka Pillar in India is an enormous lingam made of iron and “expertly welded.”
Of the pillar, Jochmans says,
From a shipwreck in Greece of the first century BCE comes a navigational device or “astrolabe,” which “calculated the annual movements of the sun and moon.”
Miniature model airplanes have been found in both the “old” world and the “new,” and legends of diverse peoples speak of “flying machines.” There are also the fabulous drawings at Nazca and elsewhere that can only be seen from above.
Also in Peru have been found 50,000 engraved stones that,
Although these baffling stones have been attacked as modern frauds, which some admittedly are, mention was purportedly made of their existence by a 16th century Spanish priest who sent some of them to Spain.
In addition, the oxidation of the engravings would appear to demonstrate that many of the stones are at least several centuries old, dating to a time when neither native Americans nor anyone else were supposed to know about such things.
In Central America, another technological anachronism appears in massive spheres almost perfectly round.
In another apparent anachronism, pictures of horses and asses are frequently found in Mexican hieroglyphs, even though the Americas were wiped clean of such fauna 12,000 ago.
However, this perception is incorrect, as, in reality, North America was inhabited by one or more advanced cultures who did indeed leave their traces, traces sometimes so obliterated that they are certainly of a very profound antiquity. In actuality, it will come as a shock to many that the United States has numerous ruins and earthworks so old that the natives encountered by Europeans had no idea who built them.
As Keel relates:
J. Churchward relates the writings of Kentucky historian George Ranck as saying that under the modern city of Lexington is the,
In addition to the stone-works in North America were the astonishing earthworks, some a mile or more long, constituting geometrical images such as circles, ellipses, octagons, rectangles and squares, as well as serpents and other animals, some of which were purportedly extinct by the time of humans in America.
As Christopher Dun says,
Stone towers, walls, houses and other
structures are, of course, built by masons, who are also skilled in
the science of geometry. In other words, the individuals involved in
these creations evidently were educated members of one or more
Indeed, the Egyptian culture seemingly
appeared out of nowhere at a high level of development, as did the
South American. This fact is
explainable if the civilizers were advanced groups coming from
elsewhere, from lands that had been destroyed by climatic change,
war or other cataclysm.
Evidence of Cataclysm
The ruins scattered about the planet serve as evidence enough of a variety of catastrophes, such as flood, fire, earthquake, vulcanism, mountain-building, pole shifts, crustal displacement, and comet or meteor strikes.
In fact, altogether these calamities have struck innumerable times throughout the history of the planet. During the Quaternary Period (2.5 million to 10,000 years ago), when man allegedly made his appearance, one-fourth of the land’s surface was purportedly under ice, which certainly would have destroyed nearly all traces of any number of advanced cultures.
The end of the Quaternary brought tremendous upheavals, with enormous floods produced by the melting of the glaciers, such glaciers and floods carving the earth’s face like a clay sculpture and crushing life around the world.
In Fingerprints of The Gods, Graham Hancock describes the impact on “New World” fauna during this great cataclysm:
Berlitz relates the words of oceanographer Dr. Bruce Heezen regarding this tumultuous period:
This “man and his communities,” however, were evidently not at all primitive, ostensibly representing an advanced, worldwide culture.
This cataclysm and others apparently made it into the mythos, reflected by, as Giorgio de Santillana and Hancock evinced, “Hamlet’s Mill” myths about the symbolic hourglass or mill shape made by the precession of the equinoxes and its “derangement.”
The mill motif is also found in the biblical tale of Samson, and, as Hancock says,
Another aspect of the mythos seems to record a “derangement of the heavens,” as in Hebrew mythology the god El is both the sun and the planet Saturn (the “Father on High”), a fact demonstrating that there were two “suns” in the ancient world’s mythologies: The day orb and the “eternal” or unmoving pole star, around which all other celestial bodies appear to rotate.
The planet Saturn was considered “the Heavenly Father” because it was the most remote of the inner planets and was thus viewed as being the overseer or parent.
Velikovskian David Talbott says Isaiah “locates the throne of El in the farthest reaches north,” i.e., El/Saturn is the pole star. When Saturn was no longer the “central sun,” “El” became the daytime solar orb; hence, El/Saturn was both the planet and the sun.
This change in the heavens could reflect a pole or axial shift.
This fact attests not only to the fragility of manmade artifacts and remains but also to the occurrence of natural processes - sometimes slow and gradual, sometimes quick and violent - that continuously shape the earth and “wipe the slate” clean of such remains.
Regarding one such slate-wiping, James Churchward says:
As to the possible age of human culture, Albert Churchward makes this surprising assertion:
Based on archaeological, anthropological, astrological and mythological evidence, A. Churchward claimed that modern humans must have existed at least 2.8 million years ago.
While Churchward wrote several decades ago, and would thus seem to be outdated in the face of so many scientific discoveries and conclusions since then, his arguments are compelling. This estimation may not be so farfetched, in any case.
In fact, in seeming accord with the Hindu chronology, which goes back millions of years, Keel reports that,
Keel also states,
According to the current paradigm, the modern human only came into being 100,000 years ago, a figure that keeps being pushed back; however, for some reason, humans did not develop significantly for 70,000 years, when they began to paint beautiful images in caves, among other things.
Nevertheless, if the human species can progress as far as it has in the past five hundred years, there is no reason it could not have done so tens of thousands of years ago.
In fact, it makes no sense at all, if homo sapiens appeared 100,000 years ago, that it only reached an advanced degree of culture in the past 68,000 years.
It was not, however, founded on the complexities of human beings, i.e.,
...until humans brought themselves into it and imposed themselves on it.
The proto-religion focused its attention not on any person, prophet, savior or saint of a particular ethnicity or gender but upon the “Architecture” of the Grand Architect, the Vault of Heavens and the Pillars of Earth.
The Grand Architect was not only Father but the “Great Mother... the primeval waters and source of creation,” a common theme in mythologies and cosmogonies worldwide, as is the idea of a self-generated male/female entity that separates itself into “the heavens and the earth.” Another common concept is that “God” is One but is represented in and by the Many. The sun and moon are “his/her” eyes, for example, and the sky “his/her” abode.
“S/He” is, indeed, both the daytime and the “serpent of the night.”
The Grand Architect demonstrated her/his masterful skills through the precise workings of the solar system, which were not only revered by the ancient global culture but imitated on Earth in massive stone-works that are the domain of masons, who also kept the knowledge of the sacred geometry passed to them by the Architect.
Evidently, these priest-masons passionately attempted to keep “the Architect’s clock,” wherever they went; thus, they built celestial “computers” worldwide, and they taught the celestial mythos so that the sacred knowledge would never be lost.
So passionate were they, in fact, that they took enormous pains to preserve the mythos and sacred knowledge and to make it understandable; yet, it has been ignored, disparaged and historicized in the most vulgar manner in order to allow power-mongers to compete with each other.
Thus, we are inheritors of not only the physical ruins of the great global civilization but the spiritual wreck as well.