Archive for the ‘biblical history’ Category

The book I read to research this post was Gobekeii Tepe: Genesis Of The Gods by Andrew Collins which is an excellent book which I bought from kindle. Gobekeii Tepe was discovered in 1994 and is a remote part of South West Turkey and is the earliest archaeological construction in the world. Some historians have claimed we will find things like the Akashic Vaults which are records of human consciousness and thought to be in Egypt but this is more exciting. The Gobekeii Tepe is a series of megalithics on a huge scale that were probably by hundreds of organized workers in 9,400 BC & that is 7,000 years before the time of Abraham. Andrew reckons beings came to Earth from outer space and this was the site of the Garden of Eden built by aliens rather than a God. It is a fascinating book. Apparently a farmer found broken stones whilst ploughing with inscriptions on them and notified the nearest museums in 1984 but it took them until 1994 to get back to him. One things it shows is at the time the local must have had an organized society with agriculture to support the thousands of visitors it received. When this was built and it was lined up with the stars, there was a different pole star called Deneb and there is a hole in one of the stones thought to be aligned with it. The stones were quarried many miles away and we know among the things they worshipped was the volcanic rock/mineral obsidian and in some cases this was highly polished to make the first mirrors. This obsidian was transported hundreds of miles. We know among other things they drilled agate gem stones with diamond drills to thread them into necklaces. Andrew tends to write books on the occult and paranormal and I think this book which is his most recent publication is one of his best. I really enjoyed reading it and found it very interesting. There are also inscriptions on the rocks of creatures that didn’t live in the area and the nearest water source was 3 miles away. There isn’t known to have been any kind of water pipeline which makes you wonder how they supplied the workers and visitors.

The book I read to research this post was The Roman Empire A Very Short Introduction by Christopher Kelly which is a very good book which I bought from kindle. There are around 2-300 titles in this series of books and they are intended as an introduction to the subjects and I think this particular book does a more than adequate job. The Roman Empire at its peak was about 20 times the size of Britain contained 60 million subjects and completely encircled the Mediterranean which they regarded almost as a private lake. When Rome first began to grow it was via a series of treaties with nearby cities. One thing that made the Roman Army was most free men served in it at sometime and normally they were conscripted from 17 for 7 years and this ensured they had a huge amount of man power and a well trained army. Bigger nations normally didn’t have anything like their manpower at their disposal. When there were rebellions they were put down in a ruthless manner that was unmatched until Spain conquered South America. One rebellion in Gaul or what is now France resulted in 1 milion deaths and another million being enslaved. Generally countries in the Empire were governed at a local level with a minimum of interference from the Emperor as long as they paid their taxes. One thing worth pointing out is although christians faced terrible fates for much of its history they were given the opportunity to renounce their faith and no further action would be taken if they did. Of course eventually the Roman Empire would turn christian. This book also looks at some of the ancient texts written at that time and what they tell us about Roman life. It also looks at how the Roman Empire was interpreted by people in the British Empire & Mussolini’s Italy when at their peak. I did really enjoy reading this book.

The book I read to research this post was The Second Messiah by Christopher Knight et al which is a very good book which I bought from Amazon. This book is similar to the kinds of books Andrew Collins & Graham Philips write in that they have taken the information in the bible and looked at what the evidence suggests. The book mainly focuses on the Turin Shroud & Jesus. According to this book Jesus never claimed to be God and the idea of son of god is a mystical one applying to everyone else as well. Jesus founded a church called the Jerusalem and when he died his successor was James both one of the apostles and his brother. Peter was a bit of a heretic who taught Jesus was God and what he taught appealed to the Greeks & Romans. When Jesus died he wasn’t very popular but when James was put to death there was a massive uprising which ended in the Romans putting to death and expelling the Jews from Israel. The Turin Shroud according to the authors contains the image of a crusader put to death possibly by the Saracens. The shroud didn’t come into contact with the poor man but apparently it contains predominantly lactic acid which came into contact with oxygen and reacted to form the image. It goes into how it was created but it’s quite complex. I’m not sure if I agree with everything in the book but it is definitely an interesting read. I do enjoy reading these kind of books.

The book I read to research this post was From The Ashes Of Angels by Andrew Collins which is a very good book which I bought from Amazon. This book is the culmination of years of research into biblical history and in particular whether there was a race of people regarded as angels that walked among men. This time scale would have roughly coincided with the cataclysm that ended the last ice age about 9,600 years ago. This race had wings, white skin and were very tall. They mated with human women and this may have gone a long way into dissolving the bloodline. Atlantis may have coincidently existed at this time. Also modern day Kurdistan which is part of Iraq may have been where the Garden Of Eden and although nowadays is probably rather barren, at one time the weather cycles were different. Even the Sahara area was once the site of lush vegetation. Andrew tends to write books like this about what may or may not have happened with regard to ancient and biblical history. His books are interesting and I did enjoy this book.

 

The book I read to research this post was The Murder of King Tut by James Patterson et al which is an excellent book which I bought from a secondhand bookstore. This book tries to solve who killed the pharoah Tutankhamen. They did lots of research to solve this mystery & those of you familiar with Pattersons work will know normally he writes thrillers & children’s books. This book is really interesting and is written like a novel that zips back and forth between the pharoah’s life & Howard Carter’s life. Carter found the tomb. Tut was forced to marry his sister who wasn’t very keen on him. After his death she became queen despite Egyptian law saying that only a male ruler would do. She in turn was herself murdered. Tut became pharoah at a very young age & his tomb was well hidden unlike many rulers who had pyramids. His wife even sent a message to the Hitittes asking if she could marry one of the ruler’s sons in what amounted to treason. The king of the Hitittes assumed it was a trap but otherwise it would have united both kingdoms.

The book I read to research this post was A Brief History of The Holy Grail by Giles Morgan which is a very good book which I bought from Kindle. The roots of what the holy grail is like giving perpetual youth lie in pagan religion. Some claim the holy grail was what Jesus used at the last supper others claim it was what Joseph of Arimethea used to collect Jesus’s blood & yet others claim it was the sacred bloodline of Jesus’s descendants. A small blue receptacle was found at Glastonbury which some claimed was the holy grail. There’s a legend that Joseph of Arimethea & the virgin Mary went to Glastonbury. The King Arthur stories which although a fictitious work were based on much older legends tell of Percival trying to save the Fisher King with the holy grail but when he sees it at the white castle he doesn’t ask what it’s purpose is. There probably was a King Arthur but he wasn’t called Arthur. Many films have been inspired by the King Arthur legends like obviously Excalibur but also Star Wars & the Lord of the Rings trilogy. The holy grail in a famous scene in Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade was depicted as being made of wood & Jesus didn’t have a lot of money so it was probably not made of a precious metal. The eskimoos believe if you drink out of a walruss skull it has similiar properties to what we believe about the holy grail. They also believe the northern lights are spirits trying to reenter our world. The Nazis tried to hijack the King Arthur legends & the holy grail story for their own ends. Hitler was obsessed with ancient artifacts. They tried to make out christianity was a left over of judaism & that the Cathars who claimed they had descended from had possessed the holy grail. It’s from stories like that, that some people wonder if they found the holy grail.

The book I read to research this post was Beneath the Pyramids by Andrew Collins which is a very good book which I bought from Kindle. About 200 years ago 3 huge underground chambers were discovered near the Valley of the Kings in Egypt. There was no treasure there so the people who discovered it didn’t spend all that much time exploring it. I have a friend who is psychic & he wrote a book mostly of predictions & transcripts of medium sessions. But in his book one thing he predicted was that pyramids will be discovered in China & it will change how we perceive that different cultures were isolated from one another. It’s interesting that at a site in Egypt there is a site of stones set up celestially much like a small scale Stonehenge & some of the stones are newer than the rest because obviously the stars changed over time & they had to change the circle to acommodate this. A mass grave was found near the Valley of the Kings where upto 40% of the bodies had died had died of things like knife & arrow injuries. They could tell this because they hadn’t tried to heal. Many of the others had terrible injuries but had somehow survived. These bodies were dated to about 10,500BC & it’s interesting that a medium called Edgar Cayce had stated during a medium session that people from the Caucasus mountains near Russia had arrived in Egypt in around 11,000BC & there had been a lot of violent strife. At the time Edgar said this it was disputed by historians but now they’re having second thoughts. Egyptians or historians have also found mumified small animals. It’s interesting that in The Ten Commandments story the Jews made a golden calf because many Egyptians & Jews worshipped cows. It was a sort of rival religion at that time.