Though they may have no longer believed in the power of the Gods in these late times in the days of Cicero, they still believed in their existence. It is the intention of this book to prove their existence and why, as in these times, they suddenly abandoned the people.
How could anyone study Neanderthal man or even Napoleon without knowing what they ate. their environment, their physiologies, etc?
The issue of whether or not Ancient Astronauts lived is a very touchy subject with the Carl Sagan gang, as I call them, scientists who just are not studied enough in all fields. This national clique has everyone believing that all scientists believe as they, but this is definitely not true. Just as with the theory of evolution, another subject of aggravation to many, but which, we will see is very much a part of this study too.
It is a shame Albert Einstein is not around today when the debates over the issues of Ancient Astronauts is at its highest for he believed that man today is but the remnant of a once highly civilized and technological society.
He would have sided more with Eric Von Daniken and Zecharia Sitchin than the Saganites (Sagan's "follower") and perhaps we would have had less quibbling over this controversial topic. I used to be rather undecided until, as a student of pathology and other natural sciences, I started reasoning that if all of what the Ancient Astronaut proponents said occurred were true, then there should be biological evidence of it. Taking the old texts and scriptures at face value is not enough; there has to be other evidence to collaborate, it and I believe I have found it.
The latest translations of the Veda, or Mahabharata. the great India epic, (which itself means "The Great Story," and indeed it is!) has been looked upon as nothing but tales, but I was amazed to see the same stories in the Egyptian, Hebrew, Sumerian and, biblical histories. How old these histories of India are, no one really knows, but they, like the Egyptian and Sumerian, predate the Bible by thousands of years.
Only by the wedded bliss of the natural sciences such as psychobiology, pathology, and a score of others, can we ever divorce the true history from the exaggerations and myths picked up along the way by man as he recorded his past.
This is another part of it too, for all these histories stemmed from a common source, perhaps a record of the events left by the "gods" themselves, and it also points to a common origin of these people. The translations of the Veda by J.A.B. van Buitenen published by the University of Chicago has been a herculean task for this man who should receive credit for a superlative job.
There are many versions of the Veda, but the stories all collaborate one another more or less much as in gnostic literature of the Bible, another forgotten source, for we shall see just why the Dead Sea Scrolls may have been hidden from us and written in such secrecy.
But we are also indebted to van Buitenen for he disbelieves the Ancient Astronaut theory, which is a plus for those of us who do not, for he is then not biased in his translations.
It is not so much, is it believable, but is it possible?
Considering the fact we still have thousands of animals and millions of insects yet to be identified there is no reason, and certainly not from a natural science point of view, why it could not be true.
One of the big problems in science is that we have too many people voicing opinions who are only studied in mathematics and physics and very few in the biological sciences for this is a high-tech world caught in the last stages of its own decline because people do not employ all the sciences together for that is the true scientist.
Remember the gorilla, the coelacanth, animals they said were extinct, until they found them?
It is nice to be confident about your world, it makes us feel secure, but putting horse blinders on may distract us from seeing the truth and dealing with it. It takes more intelligence to not believe in evolution, that it takes to believe in it, I have found. Those who are fanatics in its belief remind me so of the church that has kept man in the dark for ages.
I am not a Creationists per se, but they have certainly hit the mark on many things by bringing up issues in science that are an embarrassment to the Saganite gender.
But to teach such a shaky theory in schools is putting horse blinders on very young minds who should be able to explore the world for themselves.
Quite frankly, this is communistic. Believe! or else you will not pass the grade. I have read scores of scientific literature on evolution and they begin to all look alike for the same reason - it is what I call the Professor Cory syndrome. I do not know if anyone remembers this comedian, but he would start talking a long-lettered, scientific jargon, emulating his old professors, until he had an audience in stitches but actually believing what he said, whatever it was.
No one wanted to admit they really did not know but he made you think you did. And this is pretty much the format of much of science as far as evolution goes. They get drunk with their words and really do not know themselves what they are saying, but with 20 letter words, anything looks good! I intend to prove that the evolutionary theory is one of the biggest hoaxes since the Cardiff Giant, and a test-case in what happens when people are not studied enough in all the sciences.
I come from the old school of thought that one must be well-studied in all fields before judgments are made, and writing something to please the general public or make a sensationalized statement to gain attention is very poor research. This research will step on many toes, but as a researcher, I am not out to win a popularity contest. I have had to deal with biological truths that affect us today which have their roots in this dark past.
The problem is that the average citizen does not have the time or initiative to study anything in the sciences or medical fields and puts their faiths in the first persons who condone their paths in life, even if it means catering to their weaknesses which evolution most certainly does. If they were more well read, they would not be so easily duped.
Evolution among scientists is not fact; it is still very much theory, contrary to Carl Sagan, whom I admire in all areas of his research, save this, and his disagreement against the Ancient Astronaut proponents. Many in the science fields advocate it.
Our best two examples are from NASA itself, Josef P. Blumrich and Maurice Chatelain.
Blumrich was Chief of the Systems Layout Branch of NASA, a skeptic until he read the story of Ezekial and therein found the exact description of a spaceship and wrote his book, SPACESHIPS OF EZEKIAL, using his technical acumen of aeronautics to discern what went on here.
Another superb book is "OUR ANCESTORS CAME FROM OUTER SPACE" - A NASA Expert Confirms Mankind's Extraterrestrial Origins (Doubleday & Company, Inc., NY-1978) by Maurice Chatelain.
The title is rather 'campy' which truly hides this most interesting study by one of NASA's officials who helped put man on the moon and conceived and designed the Apollo space craft. Now, if the Ancient Astronaut theory is all bunkum, why are NASA officials advocating it? There are too many peoples in these fields who believe as do not.
As Chatelain wrote concerning the Apollo flight:
He then went on to tell how the astronauts had photographed various UFO's and when the first moon landing of Apollo 11 was made on the Sea of Tranquillity, two UFO's hovered over Astronauts Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin who took pictures of them which appeared in the June 1975 issue of MODERN PEOPLE magazine having gotten them from a Japanese source, so it was said.
Well, there was a lot of talk and there still is.
What seems almost certain is that some of the astronauts did have psychological problems and changes of personality after their missions in space. Some turned deeply religious, some seemed to develop mental trouble-facts that of course could be ascribed to pure coincidences without particular significance.
Then there is the case of astronaut Cordon Cooper that arouses curiosity for more than one reason. He was the pilot of Mercury 9 in 1963 and of Gemini 5 in 1965, and he was unquestionably one of our most skilled space pilots, yet he never flew an Apollo.
Gordon Cooper, now manufacturing skydiving parachutes after having quit the space program, has never told anybody outside NASA what he saw in space. But there ore those who think NASA may have removed him from the Apollo flights because he had seen too much. It is also curious that this man, who is not only an astronaut but is also a scientist, has now become a firm believer in extraterrestrial life and civilizations and is convinced that space visitors to earth have been around for a long time, from the most distant past up to this very day.
Not long ago Gordon Cooper participated in on archaeological expedition to South America that discovered the remnants of a very old and very advanced civilization dating bock more than five thousand years.
Pottery, sculptures, and hieroglyphs very similar to Egyptian artifacts of the some period, were discovered, confirming once more the theory that Egyptian and American cultures had a common origin.
It is quite natural for a famous astronaut to be interested in ancient astronauts but one may still wonder whether Cooper did not acquire his sudden interest in extraterrestrial civilizations by seeing for himself in space things that he did not have the right to tell us about.
Why is it the Saganites deny all this while those that have been there are all moved, body and soul?
Chatelain's book, as so many by some of these authors who seem to be in the know, saw only short publication and are rather hard to locate now. As far as the Ancient Astronaut theory goes, there is great demand for literature here in America but only in Europe where the roots are deeper, do we find it as excepted by the scientists more and the public still demands the publications.
Here, it is as if a veil has been put over the people, well executed by the Saganites, who make one feel almost ashamed to do research in it until one finds out just how unschooled and uneducated they truly are.
There is so much to be learned here and studied it would really take scores of years as there are just too many questions. We laugh at stark revelations in the so-called rag-journals, such as the NATIONAL ENQUIRER, which seems to be sensationalized, but that seems to be what is hiding the reason more people do not believe in them for I have found that many of these stories do have validity behind them but we have since birth been brought up with another side to man's history that masks all that we were meant to know.
Other people's in the world are lucky as the Veda has been studied by them for years as well as literature from areas of the Orient. India is finally discovering her history is much richer than ever believed.
This is strange for in the niid-60's astronomers did discover a small body orbiting the moon as they bounced radio and radar signals from it and they went back to other unexplained radio messages in 1928, 1928 and 1934 that confirmed same.
Three other European researchers transmitted radio signals and received two answering echoes, one took seven seconds to return which meant it was bounced off our ionospheric layer while the other took fifteen seconds, much too long for the law of physics to ascertain. What professor Lunan found was that the code was a broadcast of a star map, the dots and dashes corresponding to the constellation Bootes.
Six other star maps were found by other researchers and most believe as Chatelain that the moon has been visited many times and perhaps our Apollo astronauts found that out first hand.
Why, for instance, did we stop going to the moon with all the research to be done there?
Russian Astronomers have unabashedly come right out and stated Mars has man-made satellites orbiting as supposed moons.
There are so many areas to be explored on this earth and in the seas below that to deny flatly anything we cannot physically register or see is very naive.
The first of the known debates began in 300 BCE and the theory of 'euhemerism' came into being for Euhemerus of Messene proposed that the reason people worshiped the Gods was that they once ruled the lands and this was done in gratitude.
By far, however, are the best debates in Cicero's (106-43-BCE) treatise, THE NATURE OF THE GODS, the first published debate of the pros and cons of the existence of the Gods I have found to date. To the Greeks, the Gods were a way of life they tried to emulate.
He opens the book by stating something the Saganites should take to heart.
As to our own question most philosophers have affirmed the existence of the gods and indeed such an assertion is plausible and one to which we are all naturally inclined.
Protagoras however professed himself in doubt on the matter, and Diagoras of Melos and Theodorus of Cyrene did not believe them to exist at all. But even among those who assert that gods exist there is such variety and conflict of opinions that it would be tedious to list them all. There are many different theories about the shapes in which the gods appear, about their homes and habitations, about the maimer of their life, and all of these theories are the subject of constant dispute among philosophers.
But the crux and center of the argument is the question whether the gods do nothing, care for nothing and take their ease detached from all concern with the care and government of the world; or whether on the contrary all things have been created and formed by them from the dawn of time, and will be ruled and governed by them to all eternity.
So at the outset of our inquiry we are faced with the fundamental differences of opinion. Unless these differences can be resolved, mankind will continue to live in the grossest error and ignorance of what they most desire to know.
For thousands of years man had been used to having the Gods around them as this study will prove and suddenly there was an abandonment of which these people were unprepared for.
Their great-grandparents knew of them but now the stories were very much blurred and no one seemed to really know the true story.
The entire book of Cicero's is a collection of essays by different philosophers on the subject of the Gods and their relationship to man.
By this time in history the Gods more or less reflected the weaknesses of man in his life for they became someone on whom they could lay the blame, rather than on themselves which we yet do today in religion and in the sciences with the theory of genetic evolution. They too found that many of the stories just got to the point of being ridiculous as man translated his own baseness into the Gods from whom he sprung, as one philosopher said,
To these fictions of the poets we may add the wonder of the magicians, and the similar extravagances of the Egyptians. Not to mention the superstitions of the masses, which are consisted only in their ignorance of the truth.
Epicurus called this "prolepsis," which he wrote of in his STANDARD OF JUDGMENT, of the inborn knowledge of the mind that today we call genetic memory.
There are many debates as in the following rebuttal against one who denied the existence of the Gods which proves my point that we cannot deny something we have not seen as yet.
Has any of the Saganites seen a God?
Apparently, the Astronauts did, or came closer than most. I never have so I cannot sit here and deny they exist.
I do not believe the Gods came from another planet and mated with primitive man but I do believe these people came right from here. Debator Lucilius was quick to remind all of instances which occurred, and still did, which were most unusual and which they could not explain, and which we cannot yet today.
They also argue how everyone had their own versions of the stories of Hercules, Apollo, Achilles, Orpheus, Hera and the family of the Gods and how they needed to find the basis of these stories for uninformed philosophers, poets and priests were making fools of the people as everyone had lost the validity of the nature of the Gods as real beings.
One thing they did argue quite adamantly over was what the Gods looked like in relation to themselves as they were the primal design.
The story was told how Dionysius ordered the golden beard taken off Aesculapius at Epidaurus as the son of Apollo had no beard like his father which as we will see has some truth in it.
Aristotle spoke of the "Divine Child" who had features unlike the brachycephalic and dolichocephalic features of most peoples. Everyone searched amongst the peoples for those closest in features to the Gods and we will attempt to explore the mysteries of the human body that lends credence to this.
But they knew that to explore the world and its life-forms took holistic reasoning:
They called this great power of Nature just that, "the power" which if George Lucas were living back then he would have said "may the power be with you"!
But if said to a God, as we will see, I think they would have turned around with their lotus eyes and said in all earnest, "I am the force" for they did not believe in Fate as they were "the power" that is, the culmination of the forces of nature converged to make the whole, one, power - man, or in this case as we know them, the Gods, but natural beings.
They felt all were personally responsible for their own fortunes in life, and this is what these debates were about as well.
They believed that the earth was a living organism, Gaia, and all the universe as well, which we are finding today to be true, as is seems to teem with life,
They argued that because of man's falling from a higher form we could not perceive our universe as we once did.
This too will be a major part of this study to see just how much we have lost biologically. It was a major topic to find those who had changed least since the fall of man from the archetypal, primal type.
And, in this biochemical confusion as we will see, everyone had their version of what the "Divine Child" would look like and which was an integral part of these debates.
Everyone was very confused as to what the Gods once looked like.
People of renown claimed to be a descendant of them and certain characteristics came to be marks of the Gods and we shall attempt to find what those hallmarks were.
Unfortunately, when someone writes a history of years past and a statement or theory becomes dogma it is very hard to break it. Because of this we have missed an entire new page of man's history and because of it we are sinking in our very blindness. The ancients tell us this is what the Gods intended but there were others who did not intend this and as Confucius said, cognizance was the salvation of man.
Let us close with the preface to THE NATURE OF THE GODS.
So you see the "widely wise" of the Blumrich's and Chatelairi's had to debate with the Saganites in those days too.
This for me has also been a "long and difficult task," too, and its merits and failings are all mine but I have longed to know the truth of our world and why man is in the state he is in and I feel confident that I have, but as Cicero said it is for each individual to find out for himself and herself.
The ancients said that some people could not handle the truth and when we found out it would drive some mad. I can only say that by the research I have thus far grown in my visions of what life is.
And, like Cicero, at least I can claim that I too have tried.
The only way we will know for sure is when the Gods themselves come and tell us ...