Among the animals he forbade humans to eat was the pig and for rather valid reasons seemingly
The Bible gives the nod for mankind to eat human flesh. In other words, the Anunnaki, the gods of the Old Testament, told us it was okay to eat meatstuffs for as long as the animal from which they stemmed was on Ishkur-Adad’s approved list.BUT HERE IS THE PARADOX: MANKIND IS NOT ANATOMICALLY DESIGNED TO EAT MEAT. We eat meat not because it is a natural impulse: we do so purely by allure or habit. The fact that we have to cook the meat before we gorge on it is in itself a sufficient enough indicator that it is not natural for us to eat it. In fact, if mankind hadn’t discovered fire, he would be purely herbivorous today.
There are a whole host of attributes about us that militate against eating meat but I will cite only a few.First, we don’t have carnivorous (ordinarily meat-eating) teeth such as what the lion has, for instance. We belong to a family of the animal kingdom known as primates, the same family as apes, but even the canine teeth of our closest cousins, the chimpanzees, are larger, stronger, and sharper than ours.All apes eat mostly fruit, leaves, and other plant items as well as the occasional small mammal meat in the case of chimps: that’s all. We’re the odd one out in our family. True carnivores like lions and hyenas have large claws and sharp canines that can tear the raw flesh of a prey animal without the need of knives and folks like we do.
Second, compared to carnivores, we have a very long intestinal tract, about 20 feet compared to 5 feet for a lion.This is suited to a herbivorous diet, so that the body has ample enough time to break down fibre and absorb nutrients from plant-based food.The short intestinal tracts with respect to carnivores allow the food to pass through the alimentary canal much quickly in that in their case it is needless for the masticated meat to stay too long in there.
Third, our stomach acid is about of the same strength as that of herbivores. It is 20 times weaker than that of carnivorous animals who need strong acid to work on meat chunks and even on bits of bone in the case of a hyena for instance. Yet our “gods” gave us a pass to eat meat anyway despite the fact that we are innately vegetarian. The gods themselves were avid meat eaters all right and it must follow that since they created us in their own image and likeness, we can’t be the exception. But it must be borne in mind that we are not entirely like them: we are a hybrid, a mixture of Ape Man and they. Hence, whereas their physiology could be better-suited to processing meat, ours falls far short.
Maybe the fact that they encouraged oureating meat, something well at odds with our natural orientation,could be one of the many booby-traps they have strewn in our way – to ensure that our lifespans are much shorter than theirs and so further embed in us our perception of them as“deity”. For meat, it has been medically documented, is responsible for a whale of a lot of what is called food-poisoning and for certain cancers and chronic illnesses that ravage mankind.
ADAD DEMARCATES BETWEE CLEAN AND UNCLEAN ANIMALS
The boundariesbetween which animals to eat (clean meat) and which not to eat (unclean meat) are set out in the 11th chapter of the Book of Leviticus.According to instructions given to Moses by Adad, Israelites were to eat the meat of an animal which met two conditions. First, the animal had to have a hoof split into two. Second, it had to be the kind that chewed the cud. (What relevance these two factors had to palatability Adad did not spell out). Animals that chew the cud are known as ruminants. They have four stomachs, the first of which is called the rumen. When a ruminant animal first swallows its food, the food, which is only sufficiently moistened and not munched upon, goes into the rumen.
Later, the food, known as cud (which simply means small balls of food), is returned to the mouth for thorough and sustained chewing which could go on for8 or more hours on end. The same food is then re-swallowed but this time around heads not back to the rumen but to the second stomach, the omasum. It does not return to the mouth thereafter.The above two conditionalities were absolute. If an animal chewed the cud but did not have split hooves, such as a camel for instance, it was unclean. By the same token, if an animal had split hooves all right but did not chew the cud, as is the case with a pig, it still was unclean.Examples of clean animals are cattle, buffalo, sheep, goat, deer, gazelle, and antelope, which are very amenable to human taste.
Examples of unclean animals are pig, camel, hare, and rock badger. In the same unclean bracket belong small animals that scurry along the ground, such as rats, moles, gecko, chameleon, and lizards. For lizards for one, even larger ones such as crocodiles were forbidden. Furthermore, all animals that slithered along on their bellies, such as snakes and tortoises, were taboo.In the case of aquatic animals, only those that qualified as fish proper – those with fins and scales – were designated as clean.As for birds, Adad approved all except the eagle, vulture, kite, raven, ostrich, seagull, and owls.On the part of insects, Adad marked a cross againstwinged insects which walked along the ground. But if they walked along the ground and could at the same time hop or jump, such as locusts and grasshoppers, these could be eaten.
Having regard to the fact that human beings were fundamentally herbivorous and that certain species of flora had medicinal properties, Adad gave the green light for us to eatfruits from seed-bearing trees;anything that grew on plants that were not necessarily trees (such astomatoes, maize, and beans); and field plants such as herbs, roots,and green, leafy vegetables. Adad’s prescriptions and proscriptions with regard to foods affected only his chosen people, the Jews, not necessarily the entirety of the human race. It is no surprise, therefore, thattoday, different cultures of the world eat pretty much what they choose to.
Snakes are generally eaten in Southeast Asian countries like Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, Philippines, Laos, Vietnam, Thailand, etc, and even in India in states like Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland.Americans take very special pleasure in stuffing themselves with rattle snake meat: they even hold a snake-eating festival where hundreds of snakes are killed and feasted upon. Africans revel in eating pythons. Nations that fancy dog and cat meat include the Chinese, Swiss, and Americans. In Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea, monkeys arenot a uncommon feature on the dinner table.And of course Zambians and Batswana find caterpillars irresistiblyappetising. If people can eat animals Adad forbade without discernible detriment to their wellbeing,then we may as well treat the contents of Leviticus 11 as stemming from Adad’s own imperious whim and not necessarily as a medically-informed set of pronouncements.
THE MATTER OF THE PIG
“You are a pig!” is one of the not too rarest indignities a pissed-off person can hurl at his offender. Yet a pig is not that disagreeable or disreputable an animal:by the time you finish reading this section of the article, youwill have developed a little bit more respect for this delicious creature than you would ordinarily allow.To begin with, the pig can be a cause for envy just as anorganism, which almost rhymes with orgasm. Talking about orgasm, did you know thata pig’s orgasm can last between 40 to 90 minutes? This is no joke guys: it is even logged in The Guinness Book of Records. An average boar (a male pig) will sustain an ejaculation for up to 10 minutes and that is half a litre of jizz we’re talking about folks!
If we humans can literally be taken up into the 7th Heaven in a maximum orgasmic span of only 10 seconds, what could happen if the sensation raged on for 90 minutes? There would be screeches,shrieks, and screams issuing out of every enclosed space every minute of the day and our tear glandswould be emptied for hours at a time. A pig, on the other hand, unfailingly maintains its cool with an orgasm that lasts for one and half hours. That’s remarkable calm in a very tempting situation.The pig is also a most selfless animal as it takes very special pleasure in inviting its friends to participate in mounting its own mate. Humans do that only in movies, in Luciferian sex rituals, or when under the influence ofsense-scrambling drugs.
And thereputation a pig has as one of the dirtiest animals because it likes to grovel in the mud is notfair at all. Pigs don’t sweat: to compensate for that, they get to wallow in the mud. In fact, for your own information, a pig simply will never poop anywhere near where it lives or is eating unless it is kept in confinement. That does not sound like a slovenly reputation to me. BUT THE REASON I GREATLY VALUE THE PIG IS BECAUSE IT IS VERY ANATOMICALLY AND PHYSIOLOGICALLY SIMILAR TO MAN.It is for this reason that pigs have been used in medical research for decades now. Pigs are known as a translational research model. What that means is that if something works in a pig, it has a higher possibility of working in a human.
Pig hearts are used to study the anatomy of human hearts because they are very similar in structure, size and function to human hearts. Pig skin is so extremely close to human skin’s feel and structure that surgeons still use pig skin to aid burn recovery victims today. Human skin grafting with pig skinis particularly commonplacein the West. Talking about pig-skin, it looks almost human-like. This is nota coincidence folks: it’s purposeful. What most people do not realize when they feed on pork,brisket,ham, or various forms of pig meat, is that they are actually committing cannibalism!
REPTOID AND HUMANOID DYNAMICS
The story begins about700,000 years ago, when two races fought each other in a mutually destructive war right on planet Earth. This was the warof the Atlanteans, who were humanoids, and Lemurians, who were Reptoids.In that high-tech clash of the titans, which we have already written upon, both the continents of Atlantis and Lemurians were destroyed. The surviving Atlanteans left Earth for their original planet inthe Pleiades,but the surviving Reptoids, who unlike the Atlanteans were indigenous to Earth, retreated into a subterranean haven deep in the bowels of Earth.
Writes Stewart Swerdlow in his masterly work BLUE BLOOD,TRUE BLOOD: “Inner Earth became the ‘homeland’ for most of the surviving Reptoids of Lemuria. Here, they created a vast underground civilisation. This started the legends of hell and demons living in fire under the Earth. They built tubes containing fast, subway-like vehicles that can travel to any point on the Earth within a few hours. They created the famed underworld cities of Akkadia, Agartha, Hyperbolea, and Shamballa that are sought by explorers to this very day. These cities are built along the inside wall of the inner crust that lines the interior of the Earth.”
About 200,000 yearsafter the cataclysmic Atlantean-Reptoid showdown, another race of aliens arrived on Earth and took overall charge using brawn and bluster. These werefrom the Sirius and Orion star system though theyhad long colonised a Solar System planet known as Nibiru, which is seenonly once in 3600 years.These are what we essentially refer to as the Anunnaki,although strictly speaking every alien race is Anunnaki (Anunnaki simply means beings from outer space). The Anunnaki,like the Atlanteans, werehumanoids.
Many a time, the Anunnaki, led first by Alalu and later by Enlil, the principal Jehovah of the Bible,went to war with the Reptoids. These wars are not documented in the Sumerian records,but they are in the Sanskrit records and possibly in THE BOOK OF THE WARS OF YAHWEH, which is made mention of in the Old Testament and the apocryphal BOOKOF JASHER but which is lost to history. The Reptoids were iratethat like the Atlanteans before them, the Anunnaki had embarked on Project Adama – the creation by genetic engineering of an indigenous species of humanoids that broughtabout Adam and Eve – as they feared that this new species would take pride of place on the planet and relegate them to nonentities. On balance, the Anunnaki emerged victorious in these wars, resulting in the Reptoids being confined to their underground redoubt.
But the Reptoids did not take their sidelining and therefore their humiliation lying down. They decided to strike back in the most subtle of ways so that they could control the planet not directly as such but indirectly. Stewart Swerdlow: “The Reptoids developed a plan to insidiously retake the surface by blending their genetics with the genetics of the surface humans. Because the human prototype already had Reptoid genetics, it was easy to access the mind-pattern.The Reptoid frequency was already established in the brain stem as well as the Reptoid brain section of these hybrid humans. The population of Sumer was chosen as the starting point …
“The Reptoids have a preference for the genetics of blonde-haired, blue-eyed people whose mind-patterns and genetics are so easily controlled. They abducted members of the ruling classes, including political leaders. Using these humans, they began a new hybridisation program that took several generations to perfect. Their goal was to reach a human/Reptoid genetic 50/50 split. This would produce a human-looking Reptilian that could easily shapeshift from Reptilian to human, then back again. Shapeshifting was accomplished simply by concentrating on the genetics the hybrid wished to open, or lock up, whatever the case may be.”
HOW THE PIG CAME INTO EXISTENCE
In his classical 1945 satire on the ambivalences of Soviet communism,ANIMAL FARM, George Orwell chose the pig as the monarch of the animal kingdomand not any other. Seemingly, Orwell, who was very knowledgeable about the agenda and intrigues of the cabal, the force that rules the world behind the scenes as demonstrated by the prescience of his 1949 book titled 1984, was aware that the pig was no ordinary animal.
The hybrids who resulted from the Reptoid hybridisation programmeare what we today callReptilians. They became the elite of the human race and soon all monarchs and tribal chieftains everywherewere Reptilians. Since they had a substantial component of Reptoid blood, the Reptilians’ blood was copper-based and when copper-based blood is exposed to oxygen, it turns greenish-blue. As a result, Reptilians were also referred to as Bluebloods.VIRTUALLY ALL SUMERIAN DEMIGODS AND THE JEWISH PATRIARCHSWEREREPTILIANS WHO INVARIABLY INTER-MARRIED.
It was not easy, however, for Reptilians to maintain human form. “The Bluebloods quickly realized that with a 50/50 human/Reptoid genetic split, it was necessary to intermarry to maintain the 50/50 split bloodline necessary to shapeshift,” writes Stewart Swerdlow.“When the split increased too far to the Reptoid side, shapeshifting became difficult, and holding human form became impossible. In these cases, it was discovered that the ingestion of human hormones, flesh, and blood, allowed the Reptilians to maintain the human form. Human form was necessary to maintain to avoid scaring the population, which was now not accustomed to the Reptilian form.
Control of the masses was easier when the orders came from a humanoid.” From the above, you can now understand why human sacrifice was so rampant in antiquity and why it still goes on even in our day in closed-door Illuminati rituals. Reptilians need to feed on our flesh if they are to appear like us: otherwise, their Reptilian nature will become all too visible and therefore all too obvious.Now, human sacrifice wasessentially genocidal and theranks of the Anunnaki who werepro-human frowned on it. So they came up with a less obvious and less barbaric way ofachievingthe same end, an interim measure.
THIS WAS BY HAVINGTHE REPTILIANS FEED ON HUMAN HORMONES AND BLOOD IN AN ALTERED ANIMAL FORM ON A DAY-TO-DAY BASIS, MEANING THE FEEDING ON HUMAN FLESH (IT STILL WAS NECESSARY) WOULD NOW BE DONE PERIODICALLYAND NOT ROUTINELY.The animal they chose for this purpose was the wild boar. The result was the creation, genetically, of an animal we today call the pig.
“The sacrificial animal used by most Middle Eastern people was the wild boar, so it was chosen as the basis for this new animal hybrid,”writes Stewart Swerdlow.“Human genetics were mixed with those of the wild boar to create the domesticated pig. This animal was served daily to the Bluebloods as a method of temporarily maintaining their human form until they could use an actual human in a sacrificial ceremony. Because the domesticated pig is a combination of human and animal genetics, eating it is a form of cannibalism.” Did you hear that folks? IF YOU HAVE EVER FED ON PIG MEAT, YOU HAVE BASICALLY TASTED HUMAN FLESH. Maybe Adad was right to declare a pig as an unclean animal after all.
The Lord’s wife seeks refuge in a European“Wilderness”
In March 37 AD, General Atiku, Roman Emperor Tiberius Caesar died after 23 years in office. He was succeeded by his nephew and adoptive heir Gaius Caligula.
Caligula had forged a fraternal bond with Herod Agrippa, a grandson of Herod the Great, whilst hitherto cash-strapped Agrippa worked at Emperor Tiberius’ court in some capacity. It was on the basis of this mutual affinity that Caligula installed Agrippa as King of the Middle East territories his uncle Phillip the Tetrarch, who passed on in AD 34, had ruled over.
In 39 AD, Agrippa’s regal tentacles spread even wider when he was given the Herod Antipas domains after he politically poisoned the latter to Caligula. Thus it was that Agrippa became Rome’s client King of the whole of Palestine minus Judea. Meanwhile, the tiny territory of Chalcis in Syria was given to Agrippa’s brother Herod, best known to history as Herod of Chalcis, on the pleadings of Agrippa.
It so happened, General, that during the rather short, six-year reign of Agrippa, four Jewish High Priests took turns in office, all appointed by he himself as per authority vested in him by the Emperor. One particular appointment, of a Boethusian High Priest at the expense of the incumbent Mathias Ben Ananus (the apostle Matthew), rankled with radical Jews.
Mathias was replaced in 43 AD, when he was scarcely one year in office. Given that the Boethusians held the Davidic dynasty in contempt, it goes without saying that the apostolate band were irate. In the event, Simon Peter and James the son of Zebedee with typical Zealot radicalismconveniently saw common cause with Simon Zelotes and set about plotting the assassination of Agrippa.
Somehow, General, the Herod establishment got wind of the plot and Herod of Chalcis had James executed and Simon Peter thrown into the slammer pending his own turn at the scaffold.Simon Zelotes and Theudas Barabbas were quick to hit back. First, Simon used his guile and connections to have Peter spirited out of prison, whereupon Peter sought refuge in Rome.
Simon Zelotes is the “Angel of the Lord” spoken of in the relevant passage (ACTS 12:7) asthat was his emeritus title as one of the Essene top brass. Second, Simon Zelotes had Agrippa assassinated by way of snake poison. Although Simon Zelotes got away with this intrigue, Barabbas, General, was not so lucky: as he made his getaway across the Jordan River and bogged down by age-related lethargy, he was seized and summarily executed by decapitation on the orders of Herod of Chalcis.
Simon Zelotes set up a new base in Cyprus, leaving his step-daughter Mary Magdalene in the lurch in Judea. What would be her fate, General, now that she was associated with a fugitive from justice?
SCHISMS IN THE CHRISTIAN MOVEMENT
The accession and rather untimely demise of King Agrippa, General Atiku,had quite significant ramifications on the nascent Christian movement. Of particular import was the relocation of the Qumran community to Damascus in Syria. Indeed, the Dead Sea Scrolls’ Damascus Document makes a point of highlighting “the New Covenant in the Land of Damascus”, which now the Essenes propagandised as the place where the awaited Jewish Messiah would appear and not in Jerusalem as the Old Testament prophets had foretold.
The change of scene, General, was spearheaded by James the Just, the immediate younger brother of Jesus and the incumbent leader of the Christian movement. It was necessitatedby the fear that the perpetually impecunious Agrippa (whilst he was alive, that is), who at some stage had been declared bankrupt, might eventually deplete the Qumran kitty (a portion of which the Herods were entitled to), of which James was the custodian following the ignominious death of Judas Iscariot.
James had also served notice that the Herods wouldhave no part to play in a sovereign Israel, that the conduct of its affairs would be the preserve solely of the Davidic dynasty, which he now headed. As if to underscore this apartness,James even went on to reprise the Star &Sceptre political tag team with Theudas Barabbas (before his assassination), which harked back to a similar partnership of yesteryears between his father Joseph and the same Barabbas, who was still revered as the iconic Zealot revolutionary.
The likes of Simon Peter (who had returned from Rome a free man since his alleged crime had lapsed with the death of King Agrippa as was the practice those days),however, set up their base at Antioch in Syria, which suggests that there was a bit of dissonance between James and Peter at the time. Peter was reinforced by Paul and the latter’s personal doctor Luke, the author of the Gospel of Luke and the Book of Acts. The Peter faction was also anti-Herod but in its formative stage it touted Peter as the successor to Jesus at the expense ofJames.
In sum, General, there was a three-way split in the Christian movement after Jesus went into obscurity. This was the James party at Damascus, the Peter party at Antioch, and the Simon Zelotes party in Cyprus. It was the Peter party that with the benefit of hindsight stole the thunder in that it was at Antioch that members of The Way began to call themselves Christians. This was in AD 44.
MARY MAGDALENE IN FRANCE
Meanwhile, General Atiku, Mary Magdalene was in a very precarious position. At the time, she was already pregnant with Jesus’ third child, having conceived in December AD 43.It is not clear though whether she too had incurred the wrath of the Herods in view of what her step- father Simon Zelotes had done to King Agrippa, but taking precautions, she sought the protectionof Agrippa’s eldest son, Agrippa II. Agrippa II was only 17 years at the time and was based in Rome under the auspices of Claudius, who had become Roman Emperor in AD 41.
A former student of the Apostle Paul, Agrippa II was well disposed toward the Jesus family and so he readily acquiesced to Mary’s entreaty, whereupon he arranged for her safe passage to the famed Herodian estate in Gaul, France, in collaboration with his other brother Aristobulus. It was in Gaul that the brothers Herod Archelaus and Herod Antipas had by turns been banished by the Roman Emperor after their ouster in AD 6 and 39 respectively .
Mary Magdalene, General,was not all alone on the ship that conducted her to France. She was accompanied by her step-father Simon Zelotes; her mother Helena-Salome; the apostle Philip; the three sisters of Jesus; the wife of James the Just; and Trophimus, who is mentioned in ACTS 20:4; ACTS 21:29; and 2 TIMOTHY 4:20. In his book The Life of Mary Magdalene, Archbishop Rabanus Maurus partly documents the voyage thus: “And favoured by an easterly wind they travelled on across the Sea between Europe and Africa, leaving the city of Rome and all the land of Italy to the right. Then, happily changing course to the right, they came to the city of Marseilles in the Gaulish province of Vienne.” Upon arrival in France, Mary Magdalene had the privillege of being welcomed by the Queen of Marseilles. Once in
France, Simon Zelotes, whobecame known there as Lazarus the Great One, wasted no time in setting up a mission in Provence in south eastern France.
MARY MAGDALENE Vs ROME
Unbeknownst to much of Christendom, including the Christian clergy itself, General, the fate of Mary Magdalene is cryptically documented in the Book of Revelation! It is unfortunate that Revelation is placed last in the New Testament corpus when by rights it should have come immediatelyafter the Book of Acts and not after the21 epistles in between since it is actually a continuation of the Jesus story. Although it is called the Revelation of Saint John, that is a misnomer.
It is a revelation by Jesus Christ himself, who we now know was very much in existence and in circulation more than fifty years after his sham crucifixion. That is exactly what REVELATION 1:1 states,although Christians have naively taken this to be no more thanfigurative language. It was Jesus in his physical, blood-and-fleshform who related much of the contents of Revelation to the apostle John, the literal author of the book. Jesus dictated the account; Johnsimply was the scribe.
The relegation of Revelation (literally “The Unveiling”, the true meaning of the Greek world apocalypse from which the term “Revelation” is translated) to the very extremity of the biblical canon, General,was contrived by Roman Emperor Constantine as the teachings of the Roman Church were founded, primarily, on the writings of Simon Peter and the apostle Paul. Says authoritative historian Laurence Gardner in his book The Magdalene Legacy:The Jesus and Mary Bloodline Conspiracy: “At first glance it appears baffling that The Revelation was included in the New Testament at all, since it follows the post-Resurrection lives of Jesus, Mary Magdalene and their offspring through a balance of the 1st century.
However, the inclusion of The Revelation proved to be a remarkable strategy in that its very esoteric nature enabled Rome to turn it to considerable advantage by misrepresenting its text from the pulpits; this, of course, was at a time when the general populace did not have Bibles to read for themselves.” Gardner goes on to say, “The Church has done its best to put people off this book ever since by portraying it as a sinister work of foreboding and doom. By way of propaganda from the 1662 Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith, even the very word apocalypse has become emblematic of disaster.”
REVELATION CHAPTER 12, General, is particularly pertinent with regard to the saga of Mary Magdalene. It talks about a pregnant woman“clothedwith the sun” and with a “wreath of 12 stars on her head” (Verses 1 and 2).This woman is being pursued and tormented by a “great fiery-red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and on its heads seven diadems” (Verse 3). The dragon’s aim is to “devour her child when it is born” (Verse 4). The woman “fled into the wilderness, there where she has a place made readyby God” (Verse 6).
Despite her trials and tribulations, the woman at long last “brought forth a son, a male, who is about to be shepherding all the nations with an iron club. And her child is snatched away to God and to His throne” (Verse 5). The dragon, though, will never relent: itis “angry with the woman, and came away to do battle with the rest of her seed, who are keeping the precepts of God and who have the testimony of Jesus” (Verse 17).
As wehave reiterated time and again,General, much of the New Testament was writtenin a coded language with a view to keeping the Romans in the dark. Thus in the Book of Revelation, Mary Magdalene is simply referred to as “the woman” and Rome as “the dragon” or “the serpent”.History documents that the Romans did display a reddish dragon on their imperial banner.Moreover, Rome itself was known as the City of the Seven Kings in that this was the total number of Roman emperors before the empire became a Republic in 509 BC.
The woman is of royal pedigree because she is “clothed with the sun”,anage-old symbol of both royalty and divinity. The 12 stars on her head obviously refers to the 12 tribes of Israel, for whom she was the de facto queen being the wife of Jesus,the Davidic King, and the wreath on her head denotes the fact of the nation of Israel’s enduringsubjugation to the Roman yoke.The “wilderness” in this context is France, where Mary Magdalene as related above sought refuge with the assistance of Agrippa II.
The pursued woman did give birth to a male child, which Mary Magdalene did as we shall relate in the next instalment. As a youngster, the child himself met no harm, but his relations, the broader Jesus family and their scions,who became known as the Desposyni or the Sangreal, were continuously harassedby Roman emperors, with some of them put to death, a detail we shall go into at the appropriate stage.
Curiously, General, the Revelation passage indicates that the woman was transported to safety on “two wings of a large vulture”. This suggests an aircraft, and a hideous, military-type for that matter, and not a ship as official history documents. This is not exactly far-fetched considering that the Anunnaki, who flew in aerial vehicles, have been ruling Earth from behind the scenes despite their official departure in the 6thcentury BC. If Mary Magdalene had been earmarked as the progenitor of the planet’s blue blood, which she indeed was, then the Anunnaki had cause to ferry her to France in an aeroplane to make doubly sure she got to France inone piece. It may explain, General, why upon her arrival in France she was welcomed by no less a figure than the Queen of Marseilles herself.
When I was growing up dinosaurs didn’t exist.I don’t mean I’m so old I pre-date the days of the prehistoric beast, simply that in those days, nobody bar a few nerdy scientists, gave them much of a second thought.
But in 1993 all that changed.Movie buffs amongst you will immediately recognise that year as the release year of the original Spielberg Jurassic Park movie.That’s not to say there hadn’t been films portraying these ancient beasts before – several had come and gone, seemingly without a trace, the oldest being from 1933 and filmed in black and white.But what set Jurassic Park apart, aside from the impressive special effects and the sprinkling of magic Spielberg dust, was the relatively recent discovery of DNA and its genetic significance.
The scriptwriters exploited this concept with the quasi-credible discovery of a living lizard species, derived from dinosaur DNA, captured from an ancient mosquito, and preserved for millennia in a chunk of amber.From there several other species are cloned and kept on an island which acts as a dinosaur game reserve, now open to the public.But that wouldn’t have made much of a story, so of course some of the more dangerous dinosaurs had to escape and cause mayhem and murder in the modern world.
The film grossed over a billion dollars and won 3 Oscars for sound and visual effects.And more importantly it generated so much interest in dinosaurs that the study of palaeontology experienced a record increase in applications.
So that’s where all the dinosaur hype and fascination started and since then it has spawned more movies from the same franchise, animated series such as Ice Age, andled to a global fascination with finding out more about these beasts of the past.
But only recently something quite fascinating emerged concerning these creatures, and that is that they began life as much smaller creatures and it was a major climate event on earth which led to their monster growth.This finding is the result of a study between scientists from the UK’s Birmingham university in conjunction with their Chinese counterparts at the China Institute of Mining & Technology. Their joint team of researchers recently presented compelling evidence that massive volcanic events probably helped the dinosaurs diversify and thrive, reaching their monumental sizes.
Their results were published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and explain that the Triassic Period, which began roughly 250 million years ago, was a time of massive ecological change after the largest mass extinction event on record.Earlier dinosaurs had been skinnier, more reptilian, less of the massive, marauding Spielberg monsters but it was during this time period that dinosaurs diversified until they became wondrous beasts such as T. Rex and Triceratops, dominating ecosystems all over earth.
Scientists looked at a phase spanning 2 million years during the Triassic Period known as the Carnian Pluvial Episode or CPE, ‘pluvial’ deriving from the Latin word for rain, meaning it was a period of warm, moist, cloudy meteorological activity . During that episode, from 234 million to 232 million years ago there was a huge increase in global temperature, humidity and rainfall — a climate often referred to as a “mega-monsoon.”
Researchers analysed sediment and plant fossil evidence from a lake in Northern China and were able to match four intense phases of volcanic activity with the changes of the Carnian Pluvial Episode.The study links the timing of the episode with four distinct peaks in mercury levels, a well-established indicator of volcanic activity,which led to changes in the vegetation.
“We’re often able to link volcanism to global warming, but our study is unusual in that we’ve also linked it to periods of intense rainfall,” said Jason Hilton, a paleobotanist at the University of Birmingham in England and co-author of the study. “With each pulse of volcanism, we see an increase in plants adapted to wet and aquatic… settings.” Jing Lu, a researcher at the China University of Mining and Technology and also a co-author of the study, added that these eruptions “were powerful enough to drive evolutionary processes during the Triassic. During the episode, plant species that couldn’t adapt to the more humid environment went extinct, as did a number of animal species, from large reptilian herbivores on land to small gastropods in the water. “These changes freed up ecological space for other groups of organisms such as dinosaurs, to thrive”
But every dog, and every dinosaur, has their day and the dinosaurs also faded away, most likely due to a massive meteor strike on the surface of the earth in what is now modern-day Florida, which set up a massive tsunami and eventually resulted in a global Ice Age, temperatures too cold for dinosaurs to survive.
If there’s a moral to all this paleo-historical research it is that earth’s climate is governed by many factors, one of which may indeed by petrol fumes in the atmosphere but many of which are completely beyond our control.Another massive meteor strike may occur next week or it may not. We could see a sudden surge in volcanic activity again or we might not.But most of all the lesson is that talk of what is good or otherwise for the planet is based on a false premise.Whatever happens on the surface of the earth, it keeps on spinning round and round the sun every 365 ¼ daysas it has done since the Big Bang and there isno reason to suppose it will cease to do so, even if it were to transform into a an arid desert in its entirety.That is the embodiment of perpetual motion, a force which man has yet to master.
No, what people really mean is ‘good for trying to keep the planet just the way we like it’ which is rather different and may be a complete impossibility.Indeed mankind, like the dinosaur, may become extinct at some point in the future as part of the natural way of the world.
Jesus is admitted into the “Kingdom of Heaven”, which was a metaphor for the Essene priesthood
At Qumran, General Atiku, there were a number of caves on the cliffside (Qumran overlooked the Dead Sea), located not very far from the site where the crucifixion had taken place. Two of these caves were particularly important. One was Cave 4. Cave 4 was called Abraham’s Bosom. It was the burial cave for the Davidic King and the Pope, the Father of the Essene community. Across the chasm from Cave 4 was Cave 8. This was the burial cave of the Davidic Crown Prince. It was also known as Paradise.
Putting politics aside, the rightful Davidic King was Jesus and the Crown Prince was his immediate young brother James. Thus Cave 8 was owned and taken care of by James. The Dead Sea Scrolls confirm this. One text thereof, called the Copper Scroll, says ‘there was a tomb of the son of the third Great One”. In the Essene hierarchy, the third-ranking person was the Davidic Messiah, Jesus. But Cave 8 would not have belonged to his son in that he had no heirs yet. As such, it belonged to James, who was next in line till Jesus produced a heir. Also in Pesher, the term “son of” meant “next in line” or “deputy”.
Cave 8 had another purpose – a storage of money that was in the custody of James. This was Essene initiation fees paid by Gentiles. It was entrusted to the care of the more cosmopolitan Davidic princes, who directly received the money because coming from Gentiles it was regarded as unclean money. Because James was in charge of these funds, he was cynically referred to as “The Rich Man”. This explains why Joseph of Arimathea (James) is characterised in the gospels as a rich man.
Cave 8 and Cave 7 were adjoined. The two caves had one entrance through the side of the roof, with steps leading from the entrance down to the floor of the cave. The entrance was covered with a huge stone that only people on the outside could roll away. The remains of the two joined caves can be seen even today in the ruins of Qumran. When Jesus was brought down from the crucifixion tree by James, he was laid in Cave 8 in keeping with his Davidic status. Judas and Simon Zelotes were laid in Cave 7. Note, General, that had he actually died, Jesus would have been placed in Cave 4.
Since this was the eve of the Sabbath, guards were posted around the caves to see to it that when the Sabbath took effect at midnight, Sabbath rules were not infringed upon in any way, shape or form. Ananus, the youngest son of former Jerusalem Temple High Priest Annas, was one of those who stood guard. In particular, he wanted to ensure that none of the three men in the tomb was removed during the Sabbath. He was to alternate with Theudas Barabbas, who had been strategically posted there as shall become clear shortly.
THE DEATH OF JUDAS
At midnight, when Ananus took leave of his vigil and Theudas Barabbas replaced him, the latter stole into the cave (of course he had help to remove the huge stone cover). In the Passion story, Barabbas is disguised under the name Nicodemus (meaning “Conquering One,” exactly as Barabbas was hyped in his capacity as a leading Zealot revolutionary). The gospel of John says Nicodemus brought with him myrrh and aloes. From the nature and workings of these herbs, General, it is easy to tell what exactly transpired in Cave 8.
Myrrh is used as a sedative (a drug that calms a patient, easing agitation and permitting sleep). This of course was used on Simon Zelotes, who along with Judas had been brought down from the crucifixion trees fully conscious. Both had received substantial scourging from the Roman soldiers and were therefore in acute pain. They badly needed some sleep as a form of provisional escape from the pain.
Aloes are a strong and fast-acting purgative (a substance used to induce rapid bowel movements so that the bowels are quickly emptied). No doubt these were used on Jesus to expel the poison that he had been fed as he hung on the tree. This was a task to which Theudas Barabbas as head of the Theraputae was best suited. The Theraputae specialised in knowledge of medicines and poisons, including snake poison. In fact, one of their assassination “weapons” was snake poison. In 44 AD, for instance, Herod Agrippa I was murdered by the Zealots with snake poison. In his second volume, the Acts of the Apostles, Luke ascribes Agrippa’s death to having been “eaten with worms”. The term worms was a metaphor for snakes and snakes was a metaphor for the Theraputae top brass.
Now, the emplacement of Jesus, Judas, and Simon Zealotes in the cave, General, was not only about hoodwinking Pilate. It was primarily about fulfilling a ritual. This was excommunication of the three from the Essene fold. However, the excommunication of Jesus and Simon in particular did not have the blessings of Herod Antipas, who was very close to Simon and held Jesus in high esteem, who he recognised as the bona fide Davidic King.
So Antipas had schemed with Simon Zelotes that while in the cave, he should reclaim the status ofPope, currently held by Nathaniel, and invoke papal powers to reinstate both and Jesus and he himself. This had to be done within three days of the crucifixion as beyond that excommunication would be irrevocable. This explains, General, why there were such frantic efforts to medically attend to the men in the cave.
The herbs and therapeautic methods employed by Barabbas worked like a charm and the following day Simon and Jesus felt much better. Accordingly, Simon Zelotes wasted no time in reclaiming the papacy and exercised it by lifting the excommunication ofJesus and he himself. This gesture was communicated to the Jewish establishment by Barabbas. Sadly, Judas Iscariot, General, received the short end of the stick.
He never benefitted from the medical attention Jesus and Simon received. Simon denounced him as a traitor for betraying his colleagues. The adjoining cave – Cave 7 – had a ventilational window. Judas, who had been weakened by scourging, was thrown out the window. Hurtling headlong down the cliff, he landed on some jagged rocks and with his stomach punctured his bowels spilt out. His death is recorded partly accurately by Luke in ACTS 1:18.
SIMON FORMS OPPOSITION PARTY
Early on the morning of the first Sunday after the Passover Sabbath, Mary Magdalene, pregnant with Jesus’ first child, pitched up at Cave 7. She could have come on Saturday but movements of a certain radius were forbidden on Sabbath Day. Mary as the wife of Jesus was anxious as to his condition: she wanted to ensure that he indeed was safe, that he had indeed survived the crucifixion ruse.
The gospels say she encountered two angels. Of one such angel, MATTHEW 28:3 says: “His countenance was like lightning and his raiment white as snow.” This, General,is either cryptic language or simply a distortion on the part of the translators. We already know by now that Simon Zelotes was nicknamed “Lightning”. We also have seen that he had at this juncture challenged Nathaniel for the status of Essene high priest, that is, that ofthe Archangel Michael, and so had garbed himself in priestly attire with a view to reinstating to the Essene fold both Jesus and he. Thus, the correct translation should read, “His countenance was like that of Simon Zelotes in his priestly vestments”.
MATTHEW 28:2 reads, “There was a great earthquake and an angel appeared”. Ancient records do not mention a single earthquake in Palestine in the first century. Once again, General, this was pure allegorical language. Earthquake was another of the nicknames of Theudas Barabbas. He was an angel because Simon Zelotes had designated him his No. 2 in the Essene hierarchy, that is, the Angel Gabriel. Thus, the two angels Mary saw were Simon Zelotes and Theudas Barabbas.
Mary also saw another man who at first she mistook for a gardener. Garden was another name for Cave 8. It was likened to the Garden of Eden, or Paradise – another of its nicknames – because the person in its charge, James the brother of Jesus, became the second Adam when he challenged Jesus for the status of the Davidic King. James was thus the gardener Mary thought she had seen. But it wasn’t James: it was Jesus. Apparently, Jesus and James looked very much alike.
Realising that it was Jesus and not James, Mary was overcome with emotion and fervidly reached out to hug him but Jesus kept her at bay. Why, General? Because according to Essene dynastic protocols, she was not, as a pregnant spouse, allowed physical contact with her husband for at least three years.
All in all, General, the three men at Cave 8 had, with the blessings ofHerod Antipas, declared themselves as the heads of the new Essene shadow council of the 12 in opposition to the official one led by Nathaniel pending official elections. Simon Zelotes was the shadow Michael; Barabbas the shadow Gabriel; and Jesus the shadow Sariel. But it would take six more months before they became formally so.
JESUS FINALLY IS PRIEST-KING
Although the so-called crucifixion took place in the relative quiet and seclusion of Qumran, General, it was not meant to be kept under wraps for long. Pontius Pilate wanted to demonstrate to his subjects that the key people in the AD 32 uprising had been dealt with decisively. The crucifixion though was publicly announced after the Passover celebrations were done with. This was tactical on the part of Pilate: he did not wish to foolishly provoke another uprising at a time when Jerusalem was teeming with the highly radical Galilean pilgrims.
By the time the crucifixion became common knowledge, however, General, Jesus was sufficiently fit to make appearances to people who were close to him – his family members and his so-called disciples. He would later appear to a gathering of over 500 at Qumran, most of whom were Diaspora Essenes. To those who did not know about the crucifixion ruse, he had conquered death.
He was therefore hailed as a veritable Messiah. Voices now clamoured to make him Priest-King – the Melchizedek, the very status that he had laid claim to and that had put him at odds with the Jerusalem establishment. Jesus was careful though in his post-crucifixion appearances: he tactfully picked his audience and cautiously timed his showings. He didn’t wish Pilate to get wind of the fact that the crucifixion was a hoax. In fact, very few Jews were aware he had survived the crucifixion.
Meanwhile, General, Simon Zelotes decided to make political capital out of what had transpired. In his campaign for the papacy, he boasted that it was he who was responsible for “the miracle in the tomb”. Hence, his marks of respect too grew exponentially. From that point on, he became known as “Simon Magus”, that is, Simon the magician. With his popularity reaching such dizzying heights, he was in September 33 AD elected as Pope, thus replacing Nathaniel.
With his accession to the papacy, he decided to heed the wishes of the people and have Jesus installed as the Melchizedek. This event is what has come to be known as the Ascension although it has been wrongly interpreted as a physical entry into Heaven, the abode of God. It is captured by Luke in ACTS 1:9, which reads, “After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight”.
The incident, General, is nothing more than the admission of Jesus into the priesthood as Priest-King of Israel. The “Kingdom of Heaven” was the inner sanctum of the Essene priesthood. Jesus was conveyed into this inner sanctum by his brother James, who now unequivocally recognised him as such, and ordained by Simon Zelotes and Theudas Barabbas (the “two men who stood by in white apparel” as per ACTS 1:10–11). It was the Exodus imagery at play here General. “Cloud” was another title of James.
It was a cloud that had led the ancient Israelites into the Promised Land (EXODUS 13:21-22) and the appearance of God on Mount Sinai had been accompanied not just by thunder and lightning but by a cloud as well (EXODUS 19:6). Thus, the terms “Thunder” (Nathaniel); “Lightning” (Simon Zelotes); “Earthquake” (Theudas Barabbas); and “Cloud” (James) were retained as symbolic designations in the Essene community.
If Jesus didn’t die in AD 33, what was his life like in subsequent years and when did he actually die? Thanks to the Pesher device, this we can partly glean from the book ofActs, the Pauline epistles, and the book ofRevelation.
NEXT WEEK: THE LORD SETS ABOUT PERPETUATING THE JESUS STOCK!