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"For since it is in the very
nature of man to follow the guide of reason in his actions, if his
intellect sins at all his will soon follows; and thus it happens
that looseness of intellectual opinion influences human actions and
perverts them. Whereas, on the other hand, if men be of sound mind
and take their stand on true and solid principles, there will result
a vast amount of benefits for the public and private good." - Pope Leo
An ancient mythology is not a system based on fiction nor is
it a system of factual history, but IS a highly "spiritually stylized"
cultural story based on actual events and entities. Ancient Man built, from
momentous planetary activities witnessed in the ancient sky, colorful mythologies involving
passionate humanoid and animal gods that purposed, loved,
hated, envied, designed, created, made war and rained electrical destruction
with thunderbolts upon other planet gods including the
earth. Creation, destruction, drama, intrigue, violence and pathos, lots of drama.
Their mythical creation may have been intellectually
irresponsible but these
planet-based gods could be dealt
with to some degree. They could be influenced, motivated and placated.
They were tangibly visible, at times somewhat immanent, eminently
and imminently relevant. When the planetary players withdrew from being
easily visible in the
sky, these mythologies began to diffuse and fade somewhat from significance.
The Unveiling and Revealing
Using the generally accepted chronology (probably false) of 2000 years ago, along came the man that has influenced
the world more than any other. His claim was that he came from beyond to
be born as the son of god on earth,
and came not to condemn the cosmos but to save it.
His message, taken at face value, was an inspirational one of fulfillment,
freedom, empowerment, equality, immortality, community, and
service from god. His
requirements for ultimate success and salvation were simple and reasonable: to seek the truth, listen to him, and to recognize and
truth in his message. As in, "My yoke is pleasant, my burden is light"
and "It is the MEANING of the message that gives life."
Not at all like the prevailing concepts of God at the
time, he was humble yet with mettle, accepting,
compassionate, personable, and non-judgmental except for
hypocrisy—he came down hard on hypocrisy. Hypocrisy in his time meant
operating as a puppet or actor, only pretending to be using judgment and
critical thinking. It implied lacking in judgment or careless in
critical thinking comparable to being willfully stupid. He could perform marvelous, in-support-of-life miracles; all the while
eschewing the trappings of earthly authority, power, religion, riches and acclaim.
His focus was acute, always representing god and not getting into
politics, non-relevant philosophy nor dealing in mundane disputes, not
even giving advice. While being born into and living in one of the most intractable racist
cultures on earth, he was completely free from race-based prejudice, and
mingled with, talked to, ministered to, and healed persons from all cultures that he
encountered. Along with all this and with his dying and resurrection being
attested by his followers, he became the progenitor of the world's
largest and most influential religion, Christianity.
The Great Amalgamation
Unfortunately, unhappily, tragically, maybe one could
say almost naturally or inevitably for the intellectually irresponsible, spiritually careless humans, this pristine and
stunning revelation got amalgamated with the prevailing mythologies of
the various cultures then extant, especially Judaism and the Greek
mystery religions. The meaning of his message got reoriented to a great
degree into the prevailing belief systems of his followers, who did not
take him seriously enough to really get their heads into listening to
One result was the 33,000 variations of generally
institutionally centered Christianity that we have today. Another
was mystically oriented thinking, generally called Gnosticism.
The former is based more on the thinking of the ignorant fisherman Peter
and the more theologically erudite Pharisee Paul than on the
proclamations of Jesus and the implications of his deeds. This unholy
alliance has fragmented into numerous denominations and sects, where an
extensive set of dogmas and doctrines, liturgical practices, prophetic
interpretations, rites and ceremonies, requirements and strictures have
come in and out of favor for the past two millennia. Related sects
associated with Gnosticism were fairly well wiped out by the Roman
Christian sword some centuries later.
The general end result of these national or imperial organizations
allied with the state was that they became grim systems of
repression and oppression, characterized by the church of Rome and the
Church of England. Only the hard won, somewhat enlightened ideas and
values of humanism have—over time—ameliorated the harsher elements of Judaism and
Judeo-Christianity. The world has yet to see this process significantly affect
the burgeoning population and tenor of the majority followers of Islam. The key common
but misguided concepts of all of the great monotheistic religions of the
world are human inferiority to the transcendent creator and submission to
the will of this god, rather than to see that the plan or deal offered by
so consonant with our own enlightened ideal that there could not
possibly be a contest of wills or a concept of "submission" or
"surrender" when it is properly understood.
The Suppression/Rejection of Relatively Recent Planetary
In the Judeo-Christian world ancient catastrophes are so
associated with God that believers are loath to associate them with
planetary agencies. In these same societies, the non-believers have
generally adopted a uniformitarian world view and fear that embracing
planetary catastrophe will reinvigorate consideration of a God that they
Just as it is of paramount importance for the individual
on the road to spiritual integrity to
take "the inward journey" to know himself, it is of equal importance for
the human race to reconstruct the true nature of its past, at least
those events and experiences that have left such a dramatic imprint on
our individual and collective psyches.
It is with this conviction that we continue our investigation of the
ancient world, through the study and analysis of myths, rites and
symbols, supported by new physical models and cosmology. If the great
issues of human origins, purpose of life, evil in the world, and human
destiny are showcased in a falsely constructed view of our past, how can
any conclusions derived therein be valid?
Watch this video presentation on the effects from the
ancient catastrophes at the end of the Golden Age.
The Modern Mythology
Rejecting yet reacting to the oppressive religious thinking, Secular Man has
now built the modern mythology, which is deemed scientific
and which under the aegis of "the science establishment" and academia is marginalizing all the other
religions of the world. This mythology squeezes out the involvement of intelligent design,
purpose, or a creator
completely or as much as possible.
"The official, popularizing versions of
the [science] story are very different from mine. According to them the
story is heroic, a great human struggle to free ourselves of the
shackles of old illusions and confront the one certain truth that it is
our particular destiny to grasp. Science, in this view, is a triumphant
human progress toward real knowledge
of the real world. This is the official view of the schoolroom
and the television spectacular. For me it is nonsensical propaganda
which conceals all the important issues. In my version the
story is a sad one, a long tale of decline and defeat, of a struggle to
hold back the cruel pessimism of science.
The key to this struggle, it cannot be said too often, is the way
in which science forces us to separate our values from our knowledge of
the world. Thanks to Newton we cannot discover goodness in the mechanics
of the heavens, thanks to Darwin we cannot find it in the
phenomenon of life and thanks to Freud
we cannot find it in ourselves. The struggle is to find a new
basis for goodness, purpose and meaning." Appleyard, Bryan,
Understanding the Present, Anchor
Books, 1540 Broadway, New York, NY 10036, 1992, p. 75*
This new and much more sterile and impersonal mythology
usually begins with an
unimaginably violent miracle of miracles called the Big Bang. This paradigm is
combined with the one in which the fabric of physical
reality is woven from mathematical probability in quantum mechanics.
results in a mode of thinking
in which the illogicality of Special and General Relativity leads us
into accepting imaginary dark matter and energy, black holes, reified and
warped space, and other mind blowing constructs. See
The theories of relativity and lack of an aether are
Michelson-Morley measurements cited by Einstein were poorly done, had
too short a path length, were plagued by other instrumental problems,
and did not consider the possibility that ether could be entrained by
the earth." — Miller
More and more people are
beginning to understand that modern academia has fabricated this loose
assembly of falsities—a modern mythology little better than the
primitive ones at which we sneer—concerning the origins of: humans on
earth, languages, religions, cosmology, ancient civilizations, and the
unsound psychological condition of mankind. Not because of the dictates
of “sacred literature’, not because of some mystical revelation does
this awareness begin to dawn, but because these unwieldy constructions
cannot stand the force of logic and critical thinking applied to the
vast amount of evidence and information available out there, because they fail to
become integrated into something meaningful that makes sense, and
because they fail the simple tests of coherence and consistency. See
Origins of Modern Geology
Thus mankind is on the verge of the most sweeping
intellectual revolution ever seen in this world. For the first time in
history there is now a convergence and reconciliation possible between
the worldwide catastrophes the first men on earth tell us they
experienced, and a scientifically defensible foundation that this
ancient global experience demands—a cosmology called the Electric
Universe. When just the framework is of it developed, this reconstruction of
ancient times sweeps away the modern mythology, and it will transform our
understanding of geology, paleontology, anthropology, biology,
etymology, origins, and especially psychology and religion.
The modern mythology is one in which:
the creative mind/spirit is replaced with "happy
accidents" and random evolution
purpose is eliminated as a
creative factor and replaced completely with impersonal cause
biological thinking has been so narrow and reductionist as to suggest
that the plethora of form and structure—material and even non-material—is
encoded in the chemical structure of DNA
design has been replaced with a mixture of random development and "emergent properties"
sociobiology is telling us that all of the spiritual, intellectual, and
emotional aspects of life's matrix are driven by and are the end result
of the Selfish Gene
the only path to empowerment and the betterment of man's
condition is through improved and advancing technology
there is now, unlike the mythology of old, no higher power which can be influenced and
to which one can appeal
there is no ultimate or pre-existing meaning or
purpose in the universe
meaning and purpose must be entirely manufactured by us.
Causative and Purposive Thinking
"The history of rationalism is equally instructive. The endeavor to
understand all processes as the effects of known causes has led to the
development of modern science and has gradually expanded over
ever-widening fields. The rigid application of the [scientific] method
demands the reduction of every phenomenon to its cause. A purpose, a
teleological viewpoint, and accident are excluded. It was probably one
of the greatest attractions of the Darwinian theory of natural selection
that it substituted for a purposive explanation of the origin of life a
purely causal one. ....it would be an error to assume that the universal
application of rationalism is the final form of thought, the ultimate
result which our organism is destined to reach. Opposition to its
negation of purpose or its transformation of purpose into cause and to
its disregard of accident as influencing the individual phenomenon, is
struggling for recognition." - Franz Boas, German-American pioneer
anthropologist, Anthropology and Modern Life.
The terse version of the above goes like this: In the beginning there
was nothing, which exploded into hydrogen atoms, some of which, given
enough time, turned into people that wonder about the meaning of life.
"Just as once was no
appeal from the power of religion without risking damnation, so now
there is no appeal from the power of science without risking a
charge of irrationality or insanity."—William Irwin Thompson,
Passages About Earth
The General Denial by Mainstream Science
To further characterize this soulless modern mythology, it
remains adamant about some of its absolutely absurd and disconfirmed claims,
such as the invariance and randomness of the radioactive decay rate, the constant speed
of light, the absence of an aether, and the universal constant of gravity, among many others. This
mythology's followers remain impervious to understanding the electrical force as being
the major structuring and energizing agency in the universe as well as the major factor
in sculpting the geological formations on the surface of the earth and
the other planets. They sling vast amounts of time around as the
explanation for otherwise inexplicable developments.
The doctrine that the Earth was of unlimited age
allowed geologists to explain any phenomenon
not by the laws of physics, but by “reckless
on the bank of time” (Chamberlin, 1899).
The Denial of Ancient Planetary Catastrophes
Modern Science/Academia will allow almost anything
except the prospect of a catastrophist worldview. They have steadfastly
buried or ignored the scholarship work of a significant list of modern
catastrophist reconstructionists. They
remain impenetrable as a bloc to accepting the ancient astral catastrophes
attested to by all of the ancient cultures and many chroniclers of eld,
largely through the falsity that ancient myth is fiction and one
culture's myth is only incidentally related to others.
For a more detailed synopsis see
The Denial of Modern Catastrophes
Even in modern "enlightened" and more informed times, they
remain comfortably in denial when their society buries the newspaper
accounts and the truth about the modern cometary catastrophes known as the Great
Chicago Fire and The New Madrid Earthquake. They let the fiction prevail that the
fire was started by a cow
that kicked over a lantern in a barn, and they let the awareness of the
New Madrid catastrophe fad completely from our consciousness. Never mind that a large area
covering parts of four states well beyond the confines of Chicago was
burned with a fire or plasma hot enough to melt brick and stone, one
that killed about 2000 people in the destroyed town of Peshtigo about 200 miles away from the
Great Chicago Fire I,
Great Chicago Fire II,
Great Chicago Fire III
The newspaper and eyewitness accounts—including a substantial one by a sitting US Senator—of the
modern New Madrid Earthquake catastrophe are buried so deeply that not one out of hundreds of thousands
of US citizens have even heard of this astounding cometary catastrophe along the
Mississippi River. Never mind that there were prolonged and awesome
phenomena in the sky, blue electrical fire ran along the ground, a huge
earthquake ensued after many related others, and the great river even ran backwards for a time.
Part of the local population of men became so unhinged that they
abandoned the women and children and fled while screaming in terror.
Denial of Our Tenuous Biosphere
They remain in denial as to the tenuous hold on
biological viability that the earthly biosphere really has, essentially
in denial that a major X-class solar flare or a nearby gamma ray burst
could sterilize the globe. With enough warning modern man via the aid of
our military and space exploration technology might be able to deal with
an asteroid on a trajectory of impact, but there is no conceivable way
to even ameliorate the above two scenarios.
Here is the distressing point: In spite of what the
truth actually is, our human race continually distorts, misrepresents,
and sometimes denies what the truth actually is and fabricates something to fit an
erroneous paradigm or a false sense of security. And this for a wide variety of perverse reasons.
This is essentially the same theme as to how Jesus was received. The truth can be
revealed to us, but we have a remarkable propensity to misunderstand and
ignore it, and continue following unworthy concepts.
Those godless humanists now enmeshed in the teachings of
the modern mythology do have a point when they rightfully look askance at the past and present tendency of
god-oriented religions to foster wars and international conflicts and when they
praise him for otherwise obnoxious behavior. But, in the face of a
monumental confrontation between Western Christian Civilization and second and third world
Islamic cultures, they have practically taken the moral high ground by default.
It seems clear, then, that we are faced with deep and radical
fragmentation, as well as thoroughgoing confusion, if we try
to think of what could be the reality that is treated by our
physical laws. At present physicists tend to avoid this
issue by adopting the attitude that our overall views
concerning the nature of reality are of little or no
importance. All that counts in physical theory is supposed
to be the development of mathematical equations that permit
us to predict and control the behaviour of large statistical
aggregates of particles. Such a goal is not regarded as merely for
its pragmatic and technical utility: rather, it has become a
presupposition of most work in modern physics that prediction and
control of this kind is all that human knowledge is about. -
David Bohm, Wholeness and the
Implicate Order, Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, 1980 P. xiii.
So, welcome to the new dead-ended world of Positivism, materialism and meaninglessness
where the major alternative is to submit and bow down to a self centered nightmare
controller in the sky who is not meaningfully involved except on a capricious level
or for a few people having
mystical experiences. A control freak "power-that-be" who is willing and
planning to literally burn forever in an unfathomable macabre realm
called Hell those humans who do not conform to his will or
otherwise don't qualify for being saved in a special part of the cosmos
called heaven. Perhaps even the modern
mythology is preferable to these barbaric concepts, but NONE of the
above has ANYTHING to do with the message of Jesus.
"Thanks to Newton we cannot discover goodness in the mechanics of the heavens"
This isn't really saying much
in that I am unaware of any understanding of astrophysics that implies
any "goodness". The processes of the celestial entities seem to be
uncontrolled, incredibly violent and life threatening.
"thanks to Darwin we cannot
find it in the phenomenon of life"
Life on Earth for its creatures
is a very mixed bag, infected with fear, predation, violence, tragedy,
damage, suffering, decay, aging and finally death.
"thanks to Freud we cannot
find it in ourselves"
Again, the virtue of Man is a
very mixed bag, infected with perversity, betrayal, fear, apathy, hate,
cowardice, meanness, pettiness, neuroses, psychoses, etc.
Replacement of "Modern Mythology"
More and more people are beginning to understand that modern academia has
fabricated a loose assembly of falsities—a modern mythology little
better than the primitive ones at which we sneer—concerning the
origins of: humans on earth, languages, religions, geology, cosmology,
particle physics, astrophysics, ancient
civilizations, and the unsound psychological condition of mankind.
The disagreements in theology and religion are nothing short of
astounding, Now we have a developing major rift in climate science,
and the role that Mankind plays in affecting the biosphere and climate change.
Not because of the dictates of “sacred literature’, not because of
some mystical revelation does this awareness begin to dawn, but
because these unwieldy constructions cannot stand the force of logic
and critical thinking applied to the vast amount of evidence and
information out there, because they fail to become integrated into
something meaningful that makes sense, and because they fail the
simple tests of coherence and consistency.
Thus mankind is on the verge of the most sweeping intellectual revolution ever seen in
this world. For the first time in history there is now a convergence
and reconciliation possible between the worldwide catastrophes the
first men on earth tell us they experienced, and a scientifically
defensible foundation that this ancient global experience demands—a
paradigm called the Electric Universe, which includes major changes
in our thinking about aether and space, particle physics,
astrophysics, and overall cosmology. When just the framework is
confronted, it supports a reconstruction of ancient times that sweeps away the
modern mythology and will transform our understanding of geology, paleontology,
anthropology, biology, etymology, origins, and especially psychology and religion.
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