The Golden Gate Bridge


David Boullata at The Golden Gate Bridge in 2011

LAST SUNDAY IN SAN FRANCISCO the Golden Gate Bridge was celebrated on it’s 75th anniversary. Seeing it on the news brought me back to last summer when I was in The City by the Bay with my family. We walked across the chilly, sometimes foggy span, dodging (and being dodged by) other tourists on rented bicycles. The view, the wind…it was truly a memorable experience.

One of the most recognized landmarks in America, in 2007 The Golden Gate Bridge was declared one of the modern Wonders of the World by the American Society of Civil Engineers and it is…but what’s with the name, it’s not Golden!? What I discovered while trying to answer that question led me to a mysterious connection to both ancient Egyptian mythology and Christian lore

The Name
According to Wikipedia, the bridge received it’s name from the strait below it that connects the San Francisco Bay to the Pacific Ocean. It would be easy to assume that the bridge (and the strait) received their name through the Gold Rush years in California but that in fact is not true.

It was on the 1st of July 1846, 2 years before the first gold was even discovered in California,  that military officer and explorer John C. Fremont wrote in his memoirs about the entrance to San Francisco Bay, “To this Gate I gave the name of ‘Chrysopylae’, or ‘Golden Gate’; for the same reasons that the harbor of Byzantium was called Chrysoceras, or Golden Horn“.

Mirror Images
Now, mirroring old world places in the new world was nothing new (ex. New England, New York, New Rome) but I believe the new world Golden Gate has even greater significance than you may suspect, going back to biblical times and perhaps earlier than that.

This (above) is the Golden Gate in Jerusalem which looks East incidentally, as you enter the city through this gate you are moving West. This is supposedly the gate which Jesus rode through on what became known as Palm Sunday to Christians. According to Jewish tradition they are still waiting for the Messiah to arrive through this gate. The Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent sealed off the Golden Gate in 1541…though it may have been for defensive reasons.

While attending a funeral this past Sunday and trying to locate a water fountain in the columbarium where I was I came across an icon of Jesus, on the back of a donkey riding into Jerusalem through the Golden Gate. I didn’t understand the connection until I remembered my ancient Egyptian mythology.

The Egyptian Golden Gate
Ancient Egyptians associated the East with birth and the West with death, a point of view that most certainly came from the rising and setting Sun. Upon death they believed you would pass through (see: Book of Gates)…you guessed it a Golden Gate! Which brings us right back full circle to San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge.

It seems that the Golden Gate Bridge is not the only place in San Franciso with an Egyptian connection!

According to Secretsinplainsight‘s video on San Francisco from the De Young Museum and the Trans America Pyramid, to Treasure Island, Angel Island and Alcatraz San Francisco has an overabundance of Egyptian symbolism.

Watch the enlightening video here and leave your comments below.

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Black Whole Movie


Nassim Haramein is a brilliant researcher, thinker and dreamer. Much of my inspiration to dig deeper into the past to find a connection to today’s religious traditions is due to his work.

About a year ago he released a film called Black Whole. To boil it down to one phrase this film uncovers scientific proof that we are one. The global acceptance of this idea is the core premise of what I’m calling “The Nous Age”.

Watch the short trailer here

The entire film is now available to watch online thanks for Vimeo (below for your convenience. If you have never heard Nassim’s astounding research sit back and be prepared to be amazed!

Jesus, Bill Maher and The Fruit of Knowledge


Mural above entrance to Rockefeller Plaza

SOMETIMES THE FURTHER DOWN the rabbit hole I go to research my book, the further it seems I need to go.

While working on unraveling the parallels between ancient Egypt (Khemet) and Christian beliefs I was sidetracked by the story of a Caucasian man, with a beard and flowing robes who brought peace and knowledge to a primative people. At first reading you might immediately suppose I was talking about Jesus, but I’m not.

The Bringer of Peace
This bringer of peace arrived between 15 and 10-thousand years before Jesus to what we now call South and Central America. He was known by a few names: Itzamna, Votan  and Gucumatz, and in the North: Kukulkan and Quetzalcoatl translated to mean ‘Plumed (or feathered) Snake’.

All of the legends state that he arrived from across the Eastern Sea and that he departed saying he would return one day, but couldn’t be more specific. Which makes it easy to understand why native Americans put up no resistance when the Conquistadors arrived in the 16th century…that they believed Cortez with his pale face and shining armour was the return, or ‘second coming’ of their saviour. Oops.

Evil Triumphs
So why did Quetzalcoatl go away? Legend says that the age of enlightenment ended at the hand of Tezcatlipoca, an evil minded god whose name means ‘Smoking Mirror’, after a near cosmic battle. As soon as Quetzalcoatl was gone human sacrifice and over-all bad behaviour was re-instated.

While researchers such as Graham Hancock believe that based on the consistency of the story throughout pre-Columbian society, Quetzalcoatl was indeed a historical figure and not a personification of celestial events. However, could that battle have been the original inspiration for the ancient Egyptian daily battle between Horus (the Sun god) and Set? The never-ending battle between good and evil…?

The Christian Connection
Bring it all forward in time and mix it with the 2nd century Gnostic belief in 2 gods:  one good (the god of the spirit world) and one evil (the god of the material world), the same belief which was later adopted by the Cathar and Bogomils … and you start to have some interesting thoughts. Particularly of the parallel between the Plumed Snake and the Judeo-Christian snake of Eden…tempting Adam and Eve with the fruit of ‘knowledge’.

Bill Maher
As Bill Maher put it in last weeks episode of Real Time with Bill Maher (Episode 240 3:30), “…Adam and Eve…screwed it up for everybody when they ate an apple from the tree of KNOWLEDGE,” and continued, “Rick Santorum home schools his children because he does not want them eating that…apple”.

Ironically, the Cathar who brought equality, peace and knowledge to the North-Western Mediterranean were slaughtered wholesale by the Catholic Church in the 14th century AD, becoming what one could see as “the modern day Tezcatlipoca”. It can only be lamented as to the kind of world we would be living in today had the open mindedness of Catharism been allowed to flourish.

The perpetual battle between good and evil…light and darkness…spirit and matter…continues…

I AM: The Shift is About to Hit the Fan


I AM continually amazed (but not surprised) at the growing number of people who are “waking up” to the need for a new paradigm and who are willing to take the leap to tell as many people as they know.

Coincidence is God’s way of staying anonymous” -Tom Shadyac

The documentary film I AM by Tom Shadyac, who is perhaps better known for his hollywood blockbusters (Bruce Almighty, Patch Adams, Ace Venture: Pet Detective) is another fantastic example of a man at the peak stepping out to tell his audience “what he knows”.

If Tom’s track record with movies is an indicator I AM is poised to be a truly earth changing, paradigm shifting catalyst…moving us even closer to The Nous Age.

WATCH the trailer below, then order it here: ORDER I AM

These Three Kings


I am a Christian in the deepest sense of the term.

However, unlike most Christians I have encountered so far on my journey, I believe the story of Christ is a metaphor for the potential that lives deep inside each of us and is struggling to be found.

Dogma of the various Christian traditions prevents this personal “birth” to happen and I encourage all of my Christian friends to break free and think “outside of the box”.

Set aside your disbelief for a moment and consider what I am about to write:

The Truth
A lot of the stories we have come to view as fact are in reality tales past down through time, with origins going back thousands of years. The names change, sometimes the locations too but the significance of the stories don’t. And a lot of these stories came long before the birth of Jesus and the Judeo-Christian tradition itself!

For longer than recorded history the constellation of Orion has risen in the East, traveled across the sky and set in the West. 3 distinctive stars across his midsection (pictured above, right) are known as Orion’s Belt. They are also known as “The 3 Kings” by many cultures and even modern astronomers.

The Gospel of Matthew, the only one of the four Canonical gospels to mention the 3 kings, states that they came “from the east” to worship the Christ, “born King of the Jews.”

Son or Sun?
Imagine for a moment that the story of the birth of the Son of God was a personification of what everybody saw throughout history, is seeing today and will be seeing for millennia as 3 stars, coming from the East! If you were to follow an imaginary line through the 3 Kings from right to left you would run into a star (Sirius) the brightest star in the sky (aside from the sun) with an apparent magnitude of −1.46…and if you were to continue that imaginary line to the left you would eventually bump into the rising sun.

Is this simply a coincidence? 3 Kings, following a bright star to discover the Sun?

The Orion Correlation
Ancient Egyptians put a lot of importance on the 3 Kings too! Author Robert Bauval first talked about The Orion Correlation in his book The Orion Mystery and continues to draw fascinating conclusions about the ancient Egyptians in his latest book Black Genesis.

Likely the reason the Egyptians put so much importance on The 3 Kings and what they were pointing to, namely the Sun…is the same reason Christians incorporated it into their tradition, too.

The majestic limestone Sphynx on the Giza plateau in Egypt, which many believe pre-dates the pyramids themselves, patiently waits, watches and points toward the East and the returning Sun.

Conclusion
Think about this: if you wanted to leave a message for your teenage son to start the dishwasher when he got home from school, you’d write a note and leave it where he would be sure to see it, right?

But, what if you wanted to leave an important message for future generations, that was sure to last more than 10,000 years for your ancestors to find, how would you do it? Build a monument…? And then maybe to support that message, to be sure it gets through, perhaps use the ancient art of storytelling, surely future generations will get it then, right…?

I believe we have received the message, but wonder if we will interpret it in time?

P.S.
The consumerism of the season can indeed be overwhelming, don’t get distracted from what the 3 Kings are trying to show you, pay attention, it’s been hiding in plain sight for 10s of thousands of years. Merry Christmas and I hope that the divine light inside of you, is found. Peace.

One Year to Doomsday!


Sorry for the sarcasm, I couldn’t resist…

If you are a regular reader of my blog you know that the idea of a “doomsday” on December 21, 2012 is NOT my thing. I believe that nothing will happen of the cataclysmic variety. I do believe however that something akin to an awakening is more likely to happen.

In the past year we saw evidence that an awakening has already begun…and on a global scale namely the so-called “Arab Spring” and the “Occupy Wall Street” movement. I, for one, am intrigued about what’s on the horizon in 2012.

Prophecies
There are a number of prophecies pointing at that date the most famous of which is the Mayan Calendar. Native American‘s have their prophecies, so did  Nostradamus and Edgar Casey.

However, as I continue my research I feel like I am following a bread trail that has been left for us to discover through the Judeo-Christian tradition and it’s pointing to a similar event, Jesus’ baptism in the river Jordan. The river Jordan is a representation of the river of light that flows across our night sky, that we call The Milky Way…the Son of God represents the Sun as it will stand in the river at sunrise on December 21st, 2012 and through ‘him’ receive some form of enlightenment. The Sun/Son is “the door”…”the way” to Sion, the kindom of heaven.

The Secret of Sion
This morning I received an email from William Henry who has just published his new book, The Secret of Sion, and in it he details what I have also discovered. You can watch a short video introduction to his research here.

It’s Happened Before
This won’t be the first time around for us, this (whatever this turns out to be) happens every 13,000 years or so as we pass through this particular neighbourhood of space, some sort of wave of charged particles emanating from the centre of the Milky Way will spark us to wake up, the veil lifted from our eyes.

It takes the Earth, it’s sister planets and Sun a total of 26,000 years to make it’s journey all the way around our Galaxy. Twice during the trip we pass through this beam of consciousness changing photons, if that’s what it indeed is. Like the oxygen Las Vegas pumps into the casinos, we will start feeling and thinking clearer…will wake up to the futility of our current status and see the war makers and resource hoarders for who they are…and demand a better world, a better way of life…for all human kind.

“We know so much about the Universe,
we just don’t understand what we know!”
– David Boullata

We know so much about the Universe ... we just don't understand what we know.[click and share this picture]

Consciousness Matters


THE CORE BELIEF behind The Nous Age principle is that consciousness is the primary element of the Universe.

This short film was produced for the IONS conference this summer in San Francisco which I attended.

It features: Edgar Mitchell, Deepak Chopra, Marilyn Schlitz, Dean Radin and Cassandra Vieten in an exploration of the Mysteries of Inner Space.

Reality and the Extended Mind


JOURNALIST AND AUTHOR Adrian Nelson has released the first installment of his documentary, Reality and the Extended Mind. It covers the GCP (Global Consciousness Project) in some detail, along with interview segments with Dean Radin of IONS, Brenda Dunne and Bob Jahn of the PEAR lab, and Herb Mertz and Adam Curry of Psyleron, Inc.

The World and indeed the Universe is an awe inspiring place, we can only TRY to understand it better.

Part 1:

Part 2:

A Clarification


BEFORE WE GO ANY FURTHER I’d like to say that this website (and coming book) is not a “conspiracy theory” website. I realize that a lot of the posts that seem to get the most attention are the secret society revealed posts like:  Jesus’ Baptism and 2012 and Is This Liberty?, but those posts are just investigations into what I have come to believe in, from an anthropologic standpoint.

Here’s What I Believe

  • I believe that the Universe is conscious in a way that we perhaps will never be able to truly understand.
  • I believe that it’s that consciousness that we have mistaken for ‘God’ for the last 5-thousand years and science today is starting to recognize and PROVE that idea scientifically.
  • I also believe there existed at least one (possibly many) pre-historic civilization(s) that already knew this and built their culture(s) around it.

Not only do I believe that everything in this Universe evolved from the same “stuff” (see: Big Bang Theory) over the last 13-billions years, but I also believe that everything in this Universe is animated by the same singular consciousness. A consciousness which existed eternally ∞, even before the existence of space-time.

Levels of Consiousness
While there may be differing levels of consciousness between things… a rock is not at the same level as a tree which is not at the same level as a dog who is not at the same level as a human, etc. …everything is indeed conscious and directly connected to the source consciousness and by default …we are all connected to each other.

This website is a science, meets spirituality, meets archaeology website. I hope that clarifies it. :0)

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