INTERVIEW: Graham Hancock Speaks Out


Graham-Hancock

Graham Hancock is one of the most eminent researcher-writers on true world history. His book Fingerprints of the Gods verified my suspicion [1] that we are not the world’s first great civilization and helped propel me down a new path in my journey. He has also become an outspoken proponent of the use of Ayahuasca as a way to open the mind and expand the consciousness.

When William Henry announced that Graham would be speaking at the Revelations Symposium in Nashville, I signed up and booked my flight.

Graham Hancock, David Boullata and William Henry

Graham Hancock, David Boullata and William Henry (l-r)

We spent 3 days in the intimate beauty of the Scarritt-Bennett Center listening and learning from Graham, William and Whitley Strieber. Then as the chairs were being folded and with only minutes before leaving for the airport, he graciously agreed to sit down with me and field a few questions:

1. In regards to your first book The Sign & the Seal do you think we should insist on examination of the artifact at Axum? Would we ever be allowed?

2. In Fingerprints of the Gods you proved that we know a lot less than we think we know about the history of mankind on Earth. What for you is the critical information that needs to be taught to our kids, to the general population…and how will that change the way we see ourselves today?

3. I find Zecharia Sitchin’s research intriguing but I’m not totally convinced. How much credence do you hold to the idea that we may have been genetically modified slaves of an advanced alien species?

4. According to Israeli archeologists Amnon Ben-Tor and Sharon Zuckerman there is no physical evidence for The Exodus as told in The Bible [2] (click ‘transcript’)…suggesting that perhaps the Ark of the Covenant didn’t come from Egypt but was already in Jerusalem. Might the Ark hold a crucial piece of Zecharia Sitchin’s alien landing beacon?

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5. Why did you decide that writing fiction would be an appropriate move for your writing career?

6. In Entangled, you introduce the idea of magic mushrooms, what The Clan call “Demon Penises” and the Uglies call “Little Teachers”. Is psilocybin a hallucinogen or a key to open a door to another dimension?

7. What do you think the role of psychedelics were in ancient civilizations…and how do you think they can help our modern, disjointed world?

8. What if anything do you think will come of the TEDx Talks controversy? A more open discussion on “what is science”….?

9. Are you a spiritual anarchist?

10. Who or what is God?

Graham Hancock’s new book War God will be available through Amazon UK on May 30th and later this year through Amazon Canada on August 13. You can likewise read a few sample chapters for free at the website War-God.com

 

For an updated list of Graham’s speaking engagements around the world click here.

 

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Interview: Stephen S. Mehler


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EARLIER THIS WEEK I had the opportunity to speak via Skype with Stephen S. Mehler, the author of The Land of Osiris and From Light into Darkness. He is one of the authors who inspired me to take my exploration of consciousness studies back in time to see if I could augment my understanding on the subject. I was looking for clues to what these ancient civilizations may have already known:

1. Who were the Khemitians?

2. What do we know about their religion…or spiritual beliefs?

3. Where the Hebrews from Khemit or from a previous civilization?

4. How are the Sufi connected to Khemit?

4a. Have the Sufi been able to stay true to their traditions or have they bent to modern Islam?

Stephan S. Mehler & Abd’El Hakim Awyan

Stephen S. Mehler & Abd’El Hakim Awyan

5. How old are the pyramids at Giza…and how can you be sure?

6. Who built the pyramids at Giza?

7. What is the Ur Nil (or Protonile) and what is it’s significance to the pyramid complex at Giza?

8. In your book “The Land of Osiris” you introduce Victor Schauberger’s theory that in the union of hydrogen and oxygen to form water a great deal of potential “energy” was stored. Could the pyramids have been used to tap into this energy?

9. In my book I hope to draw a comparison between the imagery of Horus being anointed with water by Thoth and the Baptism of Jesus (see picture below). The dove appearing over Jesus’ head is not simply “holy spirit” but a representation of a Khemitian-like advanced state of awareness/consciousness…and that the purpose of the icon is as a do-it-yourself guide. What are your thoughts on that idea?

10. Do you feel we have been mislead (on purpose or not) about the history of our planet?

My feeling is that there is a lot we can learn from looking into the past while we forge ahead with new scientific discovery. What we are learning today may have been already known, we need to find the clues that may be in plain sight.

Your comments and questions are invited below.

Horus being anointed with water by Thoth (above) - The Baptism of Jesus

Horus being anointed with water by Thoth (top) – The Baptism of Jesus

Jesus, Son of God?


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Sometimes, it seems that the more I learn the less I know.

Growing up in a religious Orthodox Christian family, I took all of the stories around Christ’s life as fact, the unquestionable truth. But the more I dig, looking for clearer understand, I find only a shifting foundation of sand.

Take for example the Jesus, Osiris, Dionysus connection.

Jesus, Osiris, Dionysus
Dionysus, a Greek God (1500—1100 BC) and Osiris, an Egyptian God (pre-2500 BC) were viewed as ‘mythical’ characters…though there is some evidence that points to Osiris as being real and that Dionysus was only modelled after Osiris. Despite that the two characters were used interchangeably in ancient times and in the 3rd century they were even referred to by the composite name “Osiris-Dionysus“.

At the time of Jesus’ stay on the Earth some 2000 years ago the story of Dionysus and Osiris were well established but nobody seemed to notice the similarities between the 3 of them??

A Closer Look
The following stories appear both in the Gospels and in the myths of many of the god-men:

bullet Conception:

bullet God was his father. This was believed to be literally true in the case of Osiris-Dionysus; their God came to earth and engaged in sexual intercourse with a human. The father of Jesus is God in the form of the Holy Spirit (Matthew 1:18).
bullet A human woman, a virgin, was his mother.
bullet Birth:

bullet He was born in a cave or cowshed. Luke 2:7 mentions that Jesus was placed in a manger – an eating trough for animals. One early Christian tradition said that the manger was in a cave.
bullet His birth was prophesized by a star in the heavens.
bullet Ministry:

bullet At a marriage ceremony, he performed the miracle of converting water into wine.
bullet He was powerless to perform miracles in his home town.
bullet His followers were born-again through baptism in water.
bullet He rode triumphantly into a city on a donkey. Tradition records that the inhabitants waved palm leaves.
bullet He had 12 disciples.
bullet He was accused of licentious behavior.
bullet Execution, resurrection, etc:

bullet He was killed near the time of the Vernal Equinox, about MAR-21.
bullet He died “as a sacrifice for the sins of the world.
bullet He was hung on a tree, stake, or cross. 
bullet After death, he descended into hell.
bullet On the third day after his death, he returned to life.
bullet The cave where he was laid was visited by three of his female followers
bullet He later ascended to heaven.
bullet His titles:

bullet God made flesh.
bullet Savior of the world.
bullet Son of God.
bullet Beliefs about the God-man:

bullet He is “God made man,” and equal to the Father.
bullet He will return in the last days.
bullet He will judge the human race at that time.
bullet Humans are separated from God by original sin. The god-man’s sacrificial death reunites the believer with God and atones for the original sin.
Source: Religious Tolerance.org

Nobody Noticed?
The reason that nobody noticed the similarities between Jesus and Osiris-Dionysus was because those aspects of Jesus’ life were added hundreds of years later when Rome finally accepted Christianity and fused it with her other pagan beliefs.

Jesus Was A (Great) Man
I choose to believe that Jesus was a real person, a socialist, a rebel against a corrupt Roman-Jewish alliance and perhaps someone who through study and practice of mysticism had come to a deep understanding of the world, the Universe and our place in it. And from that understanding preached love and tolerance.

If we could follow THAT example, I think the world would be a better place.

The Essence of a Cup


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I’VE COME TO UNDERSTAND that the essence of a cup is not the cup itself, it is the space within the cup. It’s the space that defines it’s purpose…to hold something without form.

Likewise, I believe the essence of the Universe’s smallest particles is not it’s electrons, protons, neutrons, etc. Their essence, indeed their purpose has to do with the space within them.

It’s About Space
If we consider the atom is 99.99% empty space perhaps we would see that our research at CERN is looking in the wrong place to find the so-called God Particle known to scientists as the Higgs boson. And that perhaps the God Particle isn’t even a particle at all!

Ask the Right Question
As a thinking spiritualist I find it hard to watch as science continues to overlook the most obvious question…what’s with all the space? Case in point this recent article: “A question of spin for the new boson” by James Gillies.

Where is Beauty?
To quote from Alan Watts’ book Become What You Are: “A symphony is not explained by a mathematical analysis of it’s notes; the mystery of a woman’s beauty is not revealed by a postmortem dissection; and no one ever understood the wonder of a bird on the wing by stuffing it and putting it in a case.” (p.61)

The purpose of the Universe and everything in it cannot be discovered by analyzing the cup alone. The key to understanding is to ask the right questions and look in the right place for the answer.

Alan Watts, Love Everything


I just discovered this amazing little video and wanted to share it here as a thought provoker as more and more people are drawn toward The Nous Age and what it is. I have never felt the peace I feel while looking up, out into the Universe with my Meade telescope. It’s the greatest show on Earth!

God is Consciousness


The Creation of Man (Michelangelo)

The Creation of Man (Michelangelo)

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning.

3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of men. 5 The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it. (John 1:1-5 – New International Version 1984)

I try not to quote too much scripture on this blog and will likewise keep it to a minimum as I complete my book, but I came across this quote last night and it suddenly clicked with me.

What I Believe
My core conviction, the belief that has driven me to write is that we are only part of a sea of consciousness and that “Universal Consciousness” is what we in the Abrahamic tradition have come to call God.

In the book I am using bleeding edge science mixed with, archaeologic discoveries and the occasional religious insights to make my case, so when I read the above quote it suddenly dawned on me that “the word” is consciousness! 

In the beginning there was only consciousness…and that was God (1+2). That consciousness (conscious observation) creates our reality (3) as quantum physics tells us. That the light or spark inside all humans is that light of consciousness(4). And finally, that whether we acknowledge it or not (the darkness) that light of God shines in us and through us into our space-time material world!

The Source
While I don’t (and never will) rely on The Bible as factual evidence of anything I feel that there are some stories, particularly in the old testament that give incredible insight to beliefs of a long lost civilization going back perhaps 15,000 years and more.

For the most part the Old Testament and Torah, are an amalgamation of many oral traditions passed down through the eons and brought together as a single work between 600 and 400 BCE during the Babylonian Exile period. While the New Testament is a hodgepodge of information spliced together by the early Christian Church which had it’s own political agenda. And in fact, many biblical scholars question that the Gospel of John was even written by John. Perhaps the true author was someone with a much deeper understanding of the way the Universe works and camouflaged it for a future generation to discover.

A ‘Nous’ Understanding
Many new scientific discoveries are pointing toward the idea of one consciousness. A consciousness that created and continuously creates the Universe and everything in it that we experience as “reality”. Juxtapose these new discoveries with the quote from the book of John and you may suddenly realize that we are coming out of the darkness, that the veil is lifting.

As Above So Below


Mark Miller, a doctoral student in Brandeis University, is researching how particular types of neurones in the brain are connected to one another. By staining thin slices of a mouse’s brain, he can identify the connections visually. The image above shows the three neurone cells on the left (two red and one yellow) and their connections.

A international group of astrophysicist used a computer simulation last year to recreate how the Universe grew and evolved. The simulation image above (right) is a snapshot of the present Universe that features a large cluster of galaxies (bright yellow) surrounded by thousands of stars, galaxies and dark matter (web). (The New York Times)

One is only micrometers wide. The other is billions of light-years across. One shows neurones in a mouse brain. The other is a simulated image of the Universe. Together the suggest the surprisingly similar patterns found in vastly different natural phenomena. -DAVID CONSTANTINE

(Source: Mark Miller, Brandeis University; Virgo Consortium for Cosmological Supercomputer Simulations http://www.visualcomplexity.com)

The New World Order


Well, the 2012 Olympics in London are officially over and wouldn’t you know…no new world order. The Anti-Christ didn’t win gold, silver or bronze…he never even showed up!

From the unveiling of the 2012 logo which some felt spelt out “Zion”, to the design of the one-eyed London Olympic mascots, the “rainbow riding” Wenlock and Mandeville (below), the conspiracy theories were running as rampant as competitors in Monty Python’s Silly Olympics.

Where Do We Go From Here?
With the no-show new world order at the Olympics I felt it was time to do a brief overview of the misunderstood idea of a New World Order and how the symbols, one in particular, may represent something very real delivered to us through time from an as yet unknown pre-historic people.

Novus Ordo Seclorum
Novus Ordo Seclorum is a Latin Phrase translated as “New Order of the Ages” or for conspiracy theorists, “New World Order”.  And it is usually juxtaposed with the Eye of Providence (all seeing eye of God) floating over an unfinished 4-sided pyramid.

This combination has been used on the reverse side of the Great Seal of the United States since 1782 but is most famously displayed in the wallet of every American on the back of the $1 bill (below).

From my work in marketing I understand the power of symbols and this symbol is way more powerful than the symbols for Nike, Pepsi and The Gap combined.

So what does it mean?
The meaning of this symbol is open for interpretation and there are many. What I feel to be the most thought out interpretation comes from David Wilcock in his book The Source Field Investigations: The Hidden Science and Lost Civilizations Behind the 2012 Prophecies.

David explains that “the Great Seal may reveal a time-encoded prophecy… [about a coming] Golden Age…believed to begin in 2012.” (pg. 426) (Read the full interpretation in his book.)

Masonic Connection
There’s no doubt in my mind that the symbol is clearly Masonic, used by the men who laid the foundations of the United States of America to relay a message first transmitted by a civilization which pre-dates known history. A civilization which Graham Hancock goes into at great length and detail in his book Fingerprints of the Gods: The Quest For Earth’s Lost Civilization.

Personally, I’m not as convinced as David Wilcock that it’s a symbol of a coming worldwide Golden Age as I am that it’s meant to be interpreted as a personal goal or target for our own evolution to “enlightenment”. As David Wilcock eludes to, the open eye at the pyramid’s top is a clear reference to the pineal gland, which I concur is the seat of our connection to what he calls “The Source Field” and what I refer to plainly as God.

33 Degrees to Enlightenment
I will go into much greater detail in my book about this idea, but, the 33 degrees in Masonic hierarchy are a direct relation to the 33 vertebrae which start at the root chakra (Muladhara) and lead up to the pineal gland at the brow chakra (Ajna)…the following and final step leading to Samadhi or a “non-dualistic state of consciousness”. Likewise, I don’t believe that for the fictitious part of the Jesus Christ story it was a coincidence that he “died” at 33…and made his full transformation to The Light of the World.

Like the symbol of the all seeing eye, the Jesus story is meant to provoke us to our own Samadhi enlightenment. A target for our journey toward a personal new world order!

Doctors Don’t Know Everything
Doctors only know as much about the human body that can be disected from it on a physical level, but it’s the things that cannot be seen with the eyes or the edge of a scalpel that are critical to our existence here on Earth and our connection to the living Universe.

Conclusion
Symbols like we saw at the Olympics are prodding us along, tirelessly trying to wake us up to the supernatural powers we all carry inside of us. I believe we have the power to transform ourselves and in turn to change the world, guided by the symbols we are exposed to, toward what I call The Nous Age.