Graham Hancock's Magicians of the Gods

I've been doing some more reading in the book. See Greg's post:

On page 183 (of the new paperback edition) Hancock mentions one of the surviving fragments of the Temple of Edfu (Egypt) texts that declares that "the Sound Eye fell" as a result of the appearance of "the Great Leaping One" (i.e., the cometary dragon).

Hancock admits to being at a loss to interpret the significance of the "Sound Eye" and suggests that it might be some kind of "artificial illumination". However, in other Egyptian mythology, the Sound Eye was the good/strong eye of Atum, which formed after his first eye became weak/defective. In my own book, I demonstrate that these two eyes were the two suns of our early solar system, one of which became a brown dwarf and the other the main-sequence star we know today.

If the original failed star of our solar system is still part of the solar system, then it very well may be the cause of Precession and still playing the role of the "Devil" by spawning comets from the inner Oort Cloud.

According to they Myth of Apophis, the first eye of Atum had already fallen long ago. However, the Edfu statement that the second ("sound") eye of Atum also failed, at least for a time, is extremely significant. Robert Schoch concludes that the sun's output was reduced during the Younger Dryas. That is of course possible, yet it may have only seemed that way, because of a "nuclear winter" and ultimate return to Ice Age conditions brought on by the comet impacts.

The Earth was coming out of an Ice Age. The Younger Dryas event only postponed the inevitable. Still, it is strange that civilization took much longer to recover from whatever happened at the end of the Younger Dryas Period than it did from what caused the Younger Dryas Period to begin with! Hancock thinks that the same comet was responsible for both events, and speculates that it primarily struck the ice sheets of the Northern Hemisphere at the beginning of the Younger Dryas, but primarily impacted the oceans around 1,200 years later. Regardless, we do know that the ice sheets broke up/retreated quite rapidly, which led to something called "glacial rebound." This is the obvious phenomenon that would have caused islands (such as along the mid-Atlantic Ridge, the world's biggest mountain range) to "sink" into the Sea (rather than be inundated by a literal Flood).

At issue is whether the "Great Flood" event of the Bible reflects the beginning of the Younger Dryas, the end of the Younger Dryas, or actually is a composite of both. Hancock himself doesn't seem to even try to differentiate between myths/traditions that relate to one as opposed to the other. Perhaps it is no longer possible to do so, but I think it would have been worth an attempt by Hancock. (This is one area in which Hancock does exhibit complete restraint. He doesn't offer any opinion at all as to the whereabouts of Atlantis or the earlier "pay-lands.") For example, might the original "pay-lands" of the primordial gods have been one and the same as Mu and/or Lemuria (of SE Asia/the Pacific). During the Younger Dryas, were the successors/survivors of the gods then forced to abandon that cultural center and regroup in Atlantis? Was the Zep Tepi ("First Time" of the Gods) really associated with the Younger Dryas, as Hancock concludes, or more properly belonging to the period before the first cataclysm? Is the Biblical destruction of the "Tower of Babel" to be associated with the first attempt to build the Great Pyramid of Giza during the Younger Dryas? Was this epic piece of engineering nearing completion when it was "cast down" by another catastrophe? In other words, was the Great Pyramid construction initiated between two distinct but different flooding events?

A similar question involves Gobekli Tepe. Was it founded only after the Younger Dryas had ended, or is there evidence of construction during the Younger Dryas. Obviously excavation is still on-going, but it will be interesting to see what can be determined. In later times, the royal family was continually building great monuments only to destroy them. The Temple of Jerusalem is perhaps the most famous example. The deliberate burial of Gobekli Tepe appears to have been done in that same spirit. It's almost an admission that nothing is permanent on this Earth (or perhaps in the Heavens). One must always be prepared to start anew.
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2017: Year of the Grail (Recap)

In the previous 12 blogs it was shown that the early Julio-Claudian Dynasty patterned itself quite closely after the early Hellenistic Period, and as follows:

Julius Caesar = neo-Alexander III (“The Great”)

Pompey = neo-Darius III

Crassus = neo-Seleucus/Lysimachus

Octavius/Augustus = neo-Antiochus

Caesarion = neo-Alexander IV

Tiberius = neo-Ptolemy Epigone

Marc Antony = neo-Ptolemy Soter

Herod = neo-Heracles/Ptolemy Ceraunus

Even more surprising, we shall find that the emulation of Alexander and his dynasty did not end there. The entire Julio-Claudian dynasty was conceived as a repetition of the Ptolemaic/Seleucid Period. And of particular interest to Grail study, this included a Roman rendition of leading Hellenistic savior figures.

For those who wish to “read ahead” in anticipation of the next blogs in this series, please go to these pages:

The Ptolemaic Joseph

The Ptolemaic Amarna Period

The Destruction of Ptolemaic Jerusalem by Titus (Flamininus)

Judas Maccabee, Savior of Saviors

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Fat old sun

number one the sun is too lazy even for spots
number two of course a really good old song. Old being relative of course.

See video

Here is information on the Holocene Start Impact Events

The platinum is no surprise.


Many people died in the climate collapse following the second impact.

There were several "advanced" societies that dispersed, not just one.

Any maritime people who made dugouts from very large trees were perfectly capable of moving large stones of the same weight.

The current discussion is focusing on how fast neutrons are produced in large hyper velocity impacts.

Marc Antony as Neo-Ceraunus

Ceraunus, the former Heracles (firstborn son of Barsine/Roxane), had not reappeared in Macedon to bring peace, freedom or renewed glory to the world-conquering Macedonians, but to incite rebellion and kill off its remaining out-and-proud patriots. The royal sting operation was concluded by summoning the most fearsome foreign invader of the day, and under the leadership of two famous generals, Bolgios/Belgius and Brennus/Brennius, who likely corresponded to the two sons of Alexander the Great, i.e., Alexander IV/Ptolemy II and Ptolemy Epigone/Onias. In response, we are told by Justin that Ceraunus taunted the invaders and gathered only a small force of primarily untrained soldiers to oppose them. Their main qualification was that they were quite specifically “the sons of those who had served under Alexander the Great, and had been victorious throughout the world.” In other words, the reward of the men who followed Alexander and were killed off mercilessly by him was to ensure that their progeny would be likewise sacrificed back home. In effect, the sons of Alexander the Great were taking revenge on the sons of those soldiers who had “failed” their father (for having refused to march with him to the ends of the earth).

The royal family did not care to feel indebted to anyone. (From the perspective of the royal family, if the Macedonians had achieved renown, it was because they had brought it about.) And the royal family had conceived of a many methods to rid themselves of people that insisted on having inalienable rights rather than revocable privileges. The disaster of Macedon’s ravaging by the Gauls was variously attributed to the youthfulness/immaturity, arrogance and especially the “madness” of Ceraunus. It was not blamed on the royal family as a whole. As artificial as it may seem, the fabled madness of the demi-god Hercules was a useful precedent for the Ptolemies. Their adaptation of the precedent in turn became useful to the Julio-Claudians that followed. The exploitation of precedent was a fundamental aspect of royal culture and a critical means of understanding that culture now.

The identification of Antony/Herod with both Ptolemy I Soter and Ptolemy Ceraunus is a bit surprising. Although playing multiple roles was often necessary, it was not strictly necessary in Antony’s time. In fact, it would be far more expected for the role of Ceraunus to have been given to the second prince of the younger generation, namely Ptolemy XIV/Marcus Agrippa, because Ceraunus/Hercules was the second prince of his day (born after Ochus/Antiochus and before Alexander IV). Yet, it is a prince of the older generation that becomes obsessed with the leading princess, Cleopatra, and to the point that he cannot be bear to be separated from her. He also has a name, Antony (“most praiseworthy”) that reflects a Judah typecasting, which was associated not only with praise, but also war and thunder (from an association with the fourth god of the pantheon, Horus/Adad). Also, unlike Octavius (Ptolemy XIII) and Marcus Agrippa (Ptolemy XIV), Antony was denied the status of pharaoh in Egypt and was perhaps the most dejected over his rule there being terminated.

As it turns out, Antony/Herod may have had only one royal daughter, and no actual royal sons. (One or both of Antony’s putative daughters may have been sired by Marcus Agrippa. His two “sons” are quite clearly alter egos of Caesarion and Tiberius.) Antony’s “punishment” for this “failure” was to receive the undesirable role of Ceraunus, and to also play that particular role in the volatile and vituperative Jerusalem of Israel. Yet, even as traditional Jewish standing was being restored, their next “downsizing” was already being planned. Antony was giving up his inimitable life in Egypt, not simply to adorn the fig tree of Israel, but to also hang people on it and then cut it down. The role of Ceraunus not only foreshadowed a gruesome death for Herod, but also declared royal intentions to make Jerusalem and Israel pay for Herod’s crimes. Herod, like his role model Ceraunus, was a fall guy or scapegoat, but his presumed guilt was going to be transferred to the Jewish nation. The painful nature of Herod’s death was likely greatly exaggerated. On the other hand, the suffering caused later on by Rome’s brutal crushing of the so-called Jewish Revolt was quite visceral.

Antony would have understood his double role (as the neo-Ptolemy Soter and neo-Hercules/Ceraunus) fairly early on. The name Herod is related to that of Hercules. Even more significantly, the reported killing of Orodes (Crassus, the neo-Seleucus) by Phraates IV (another likely alias of Antony/Herod) also pigeon-holed Antony as the Ceraunus of the new Roman Era. However, it seems that Antony was tapped to play the role of Ceraunus primarily because the royal family wanted to keep the Jews on a very short leash. In other words, bad blood had arisen between the royal family and the Jews during the Ptolemaic Period and the Jews were therefore to remain as if “under the sword of Damocles.”

The royal family was using much the same methods in Greece as they did elsewhere, including and especially among the Jews. The Jews functioned as the “business end” of the royal empire by facilitating military, economic and cultural enterprises. Although they were allowed certain privileges and exemptions, they were never allowed to grow too high and mighty. At the end of the day, they existed only at the pleasure and benefit of the royal house. When the Jews became a bigger problem than blessing to the royal family, they were brutally disenfranchised. A remnant was spared, but seemingly only so the royal family could continue tormenting them for the next 2,000 years!

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The New Long Look at who and what we really are...

New evidence of mankind’s ancient history is being held out by the powers that be for reasons unknown by this seeker. Professors and scientists apparently just do not want to mess up their nice little worlds of academic calm so they may trudge across their respective campuses blissfully undisturbed. The real truth would complicate everything and everybody. They could care less about 1,000 ton blocks sitting in an ancient edifice designed by advanced engineering over 10,000 years ago. So what if their long-standing company-line is wrong?

What if there is evidence that humanity was once just as advanced or more so than we are today? Gee, look how well designed our systems (the human body) for moving about in physical Time/Space is overlooked. What if the secret to how and why we came to this planet is hidden waiting for our discovery? What if flying machines, cars, computers, radios, televisions, nuclear weapons, lasers, spacecraft, advanced medicine, genetic engineering, and master-building-design were representations of a civilization like ours only it was firmly held in the hands of the few, the rich and the politically-powerful elite? They might have ruled the earth via technology, fear, and supreme intelligence. They could have prolonged life indefinitely and discovered the secrets of being and becoming. Compared to common man they seemed like gods and positioned themselves accordingly. Could our civilization be polarizing in this direction now, with the rich getting richer and the poorer masses exploding toward obscurity? Who really built the Pyramids and great edifices of Ancient Egypt or Machu Picchu?

The Madness of King Herod

The so-called “madness” of Herod that led to the “deaths” of his Hasmonean wife and her two sons deliberately evoked one final colorful figure from the time of Alexander the Great - that of Alexander’s step-son named Hercules. Hercules was reportedly executed by Cassander along with Barsine/Roxane in 309 BC, but it has become increasingly obvious that no members of the royal family were literally put to death after the departure of Alexander from Babylon (the first time or the second). Hercules, resurfaces, like the rest of Alexander’s contemporaries, under a new name, that being Ptolemy Ceraunus/Keraunos son of Lagus (an anagram of Alex). This post-Conquest identity of Hercules as the explosive Ceraunus (“Thunderbolt”) can be solved by the process of elimination. Hercules is the last prince of his generation unaccounted for thus far. However, the notorious episode in which Ceraunus emulated the mythical “madness of Hercules” (and which was in turn emulated by Herod the Great) helps to confirm that association.

Prince Ceraunus (the former Hercules) had an understanding with Seleucus, or so we are told, that the rule of Egypt would go to him upon the death of Ptolemy I Soter. However, if Ptolemy II Philadelphius had been a true son of Ptolemy I Soter, then the succession in Egypt would not have been contested. It certainly would not have been left for Seleucus to decide. However, the ambition on the part of Ceraunus to rule Egypt was perhaps not as vain and misguided as it seems. Ptolemy I Soter (known previously as Hephaestion and Harpalus) did not have a true heir. The rule of Egypt was therefore an open issue, at least until shortly before the end of Soter’s rule. At that time, Ptolemy Philadelphius (the former Alexander IV) sired an heir of his own, the future Ptolemy III, which would have ended any rival claims. Regardless, it was considered advantageous for Ceraunus, who was still without a male heir himself, to pretend to be a murderously disgruntled prince.

When Seleucus reneged on his promise of awarding Egypt, Ceraunus first turned to Lysimachus of Thrace, and when Lysimachus was defeated by Seleucus, Ceraunus in turn murdered Seleucus. Of course, this was a highly contrived scenario (due to Lysimachus simply being an alter ego of Seleucus), and any aristocratic person would have recognized it as such. Likewise, it can be discerned that what happened next was every bit as contrived. Ceraunus persuaded the widowed queen of Lysimachus to come and rule Macedon along with him, and by using assurances that her sons would become his own sons and successors. After the nuptials, things quickly “got weird” and Ceraunus ended up killing the queen’s two youngest sons. The queen herself narrowly escaped death. She then went to Egypt, married Ptolemy II Philadelphius and accepted his sons as her own (which were hers all along). No princes were harmed much less killed in this charade, although two of them lost their local Thracian identities (whatever that was worth).

Despite his apparent vitality, Hercules cum Ceraunus was unable to produce a qualified royal heir. He was not alone among the princes of his generation in that respect, and this is precisely how Alexander the Great (a fifth prince) and his sons came to “take the kingdom” in the first place. Nevertheless, it was still the duty of the genetically unlucky princes to prepare the way for the ones who were more fortunate in royal fatherhood. (This was part of what Josephus referred to as “the way of princes.”) Consistent with this aspect of royal culture, Ceraunus assumed the role of agitator in Greece. Resistance to the royal will had to be put down, therefore potential rebels were flushed out into the open where they could be eliminated. It was often considered necessary for a member of the royal family to lead such a rebellion in order to better instigate and then control it.

The chronicler Marcus Junianus Justinus (“Justin”) described the situation just prior to the marriage of Ceraunus and Queen Arsinoe:

“… Ptolemy Ceraunus and Antigonus [Gonatas], quarrelling and going to war with one another in Greece, almost all the cities of that country, under the Spartans as leaders, encouraged as it were by the opportunity thus offered to entertain hopes of recovering their liberty, and sending to each other ambassadors by whom leagues might be formed to unite them, broke out into hostilities.” Justin 24:1

When this phase of the operations was completed, Ceraunus (the former Hercules) seized the throne of Macedon in a “military coup” and initiated another stock “collapse and renewal” scenario referred to by the ancients as, “Who was king, who was not king?” – and one that was later refined by the Julio-Claudians into what became known as the “Year of Four Emperors.” The calculated chaos of Ceraunus led inexorably to pacification of all Greece under the kingship of Antigonus Gonatas (a Greek alias of Ptolemy II Philadelphius), which had been the objective all along.

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I Am Back

Long Ago in a universe far away I was Oscar. I later came back as Enigmni freak because I lost my passwords! Well I finally remembered the darn thing and I will soon post some very interesting stuff. Thanks Gregg

Energy, batteries, low cost, world will be a better place,...

Yeah I know, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. So here is
the latest one:

Of course this is a serious organization, IEEE, which is not generally know for fake news.

Gentlemen, start your conspiracy theories!

New Dawn Magazine - The "Fake News" issue

"To much fanfare, after the election, BuzzFeed’s
Craig Silverman claimed to have used
a data tool called BuzzSumo to calculate the
highest-performing fake news articles vs. real or
‘legitimate news’ during the election. Silverman
proclaimed that his data illustrated “the power
of fake election news on Facebook,” but upon
closer inspection it did no such thing. It’s important
to note that although BuzzFeed positions
itself as an online ‘alternative’ news outlet, it is in
fact part of conglomerate NBC Universal’s media
portfolio, operates mostly in the red, and is, in
practical terms, completely subsidised by the
parent corporation. For BuzzFeed to judge ‘fake’
vs ‘legitimate’ news is a fundamental problem because we now
know that a number of articles produced by outlets that Silverman
labels as “legitimate” – like The New York Times and The
Huffington Post (and those of his own employer BuzzFeed) are
in fact false stories, or fake news."
Content - Issue #161 March 2017

Fake News: Why the Mainstream Media Lies

Patrick Henningsen looks at the history of mainstream media lies and what’s really behind fake news.
Greatest Fake News of All-Time

For decades, explains Patrick Henningsen, the government-media complex has been waging information warfare against the public.
The Assassination of Donald J. Trump

David Thrussell puts a spotlight on the dark secret at the heart of America’s Deep State and asks: are they planning the next hit?
Is Donald Trump America’s ‘Positive-Thinking’ President?

American author James Wasserman talks to New Dawn about the influence of Norman Vincent Peale and his message of ‘positive thinking’ on Donald Trump.
Trump & Crowley

James Wasserman explores the magickal connection between Aleister Crowley’s teaching of Thelema and America’s new president.
The Dark Side of Aquarius

Upheaval, Revolution & Mind Control in the Transition Between Ages. Jason Jeffrey presents an astrological perspective on why there’s so much chaos in today’s world.
Spiritual Powers & Teachings of Precious Stones

Nicholas Pearson outlines the relationship between the mineral kingdom and humankind.
Poisoned Fields

Brett Lothian investigates the pesticide Glyphosate and what it is doing to us.
A Link in the Golden Chain

Paul V Young on the life and times of Vyvyan Deacon, one of Australia’s early teachers of metaphysics.
The Other Side of ‘Mind-Power’

Mehmet Sabeheddin on how an early experience with ‘mind-power’ impacted the life of the famous British author and occultist Dion Fortune.
Unity: The Remarkable Story of Charles & Myrtle Fillmore

Australian academic & writer Walter Mason recounts the origins of one of America’s most significant ‘New Thought’ movements.

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