I am the Lord that maketh all things, that stretched forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth the earth by myself. That frustrateth the tokens of the liars, and maketh diviners mad; that turneth wise man backward and maketh their knowledge foolish” - Is 44:24-25
In 1980 I was invited to publish my article At the sources of the Copernican astronomy in a Polish magazine of the Friends of Astronomy (Urania 1/1981/LII), by a Polish astronomer who studied in Moscow. The man, in order to survive, is now teaching ecology i.e. the science of worshiping the Copernican goddess Gaia (i.e. Jupiter's wife) whom pope John Paul II hugged on his every pilgrimage.
The Favoured Race of Kings
King James lectured Parliament on Divine right of Kingship Basilikon Doron (“Kingly Gift”) as follows:
“Kings are justly called gods, for that they exercise a manner or resemblance of divine power upon earth: for if you will consider the attributes to God, you shall see how they agree in the person of a king. God hath power to create or destroy make or unmake at his pleasure, to give life or send death, to judge all and to be judged nor accountable to none; to raise low things and to make high things low at his pleasure, and to God are both souls and body due. And the like power have kings: they make and unmake their subjects, they have power of raising and casting down, of life and of death, judges over all their subjects and in all causes and yet accountable to none but God only. . “
Let's explore the sources of his lecture. The Hindu term “Deva” God, is derived from the root div, to shine, and accordingly the term jamad-agni denotes a sage who knows the identity of God and fire (or sun). There are a number of depictions of Gautama as a “pillar of fire” from as early as the third century B.C.E. This close relation of the Buddha figure to fire has induced such discriminating authors as the Indian religious studies scholar, Ananda Coomaraswamy, to see in Shakyamuni an incarnation of Agni, the Indian god of fire (Coomaraswamy, 1979, p. 65), or, in the language of Myth; his mother was impregnated by a sun-beam.
In order to describe in general terms the Buddhocratic form of lamaist state, a term was introduced which became widespread in the relevant literature: “galactic politics” or “mandala politics”. As in a solar system, the chief monasteries of the Land of Snows orbit like planets around the highest incarnation of Tibet, the god-king and world ruler (chakravartin, lit. wheel turner, cp. Aristotle's Prime Mover) from Lhasa, and form with him a 'living' mandala. Geometrically speaking, a mandala is a square within a circle.
Obviously, the Fifth Dalai Lama ordered the construction of his residence on the “Red (i.e. Fiery) Mountain” (Potala). The Potala was also known as the “residence of gods” (exactly like the Greek Olympus was believed to be. In the heliosystem all stars and planets are being sired by the sun god (Shivaling) and they are his “family.” (Copernicus, the Revolutions, I, 10)
The Great Fifth shone out at the same period as Louis XIV (1638-1715), the French sun king, and the two monarchs have often been compared to one another. Both lived from the same “divine energy”, the all-powerful sun. The Sassanian kings, as the Pharaohs before them, proclaimed themselves “brothers of the sun and the moon”; and the Caesars were almost similarly regarded in Asia as the successive Avatars of Helios. Nevertheless, the conception that the Sun had the emperor under his protection and that supernatural effluvia descended from the one to the other, gradually led to the notion of their consubstantiality. This dogma, in case of British monarchy is confirmed by the shining face of Queen Elizabeth I.
The Buddhist concept of kingship has developed into its fully autocratic form which is referred to by historians as “Caesaropapism.” In King Kanishka (2nd century E.E.) the attributes of a worldly king and those of a Buddha were completely fused with one another. Even the “coming” Buddha, Maitreya and the reigning king formed a unit. The ruler had become a savior. The Dalai Lama does not represent Buddha on earth, nor is he an intermediary, nor a reflection – he is the complete deity himself. He is a Kundun, that is, he is he is the presence of Buddha, he is a “living Buddha.”
The icons of Lord Shiva which the slain Vedic priest and his Vedic predecessors used to worship are still in display in the Vaticans Etruscan museum. The fancied European word Papa (spelled as Pope only in English) is the Sanskrit term "Papa-ha", i.e., Absolver from Sin. The word Vatican is Sanskrit Vatica meaning a Hermitage. (P.N. Oak, Unknown History of Christian and Muslim World)
The sun god Surya of Syria is supposed frequently to have descended upon earth, in a human shape, and to have left a race on earth, equally renowned in Indian story with the Heliades of Greece. He is often styled King of the Stars and Planets, which inspired Copernicus's vision of the royal throne of his sun god. "My Sun" is eventually used as an address to royalty.
Shakespeare immediately embraced the Renaissance heliocentrism and used it to proclaim the glory of the English monarchy: “The glorious planet Sol / In noble eminence enthroned and spher’d / Amidst the other…” The sun not only is the King of the sky / But he is like the King / And the King is like sun. “The correspondence between God, the Sun and the King is confirmed by the “healing power of the English King” derived from the “med’cinable eye of the Sol.” Polish kings were addressed as “Brightest Lords” and in old Polish chronicler are even called Christs.
In A Christian Familiar Comfort John Norder compares the state to the heavens and Queen Elizabeth and her Council to the primum mobile (i.e. Aristotle's Prime Mover) or controlling sphere, within whose compass any other motion that of Ireland in particular must be contained. Le Roi Soleil is, indeed, one of the most persistent of all Elizabethan commonplaces and was immortalized in her portrait showing her shining face. In Johnson’s Irish Masque the presence of the king is made to transform the apparent wild Irishmen into civilized courtiers: “As the Sun dissolves the chains of winter, and fosters the spring; it is but standing in his eye, you’ll feel yourselves changed by and by, and come forth new-born creatures all. “ (Cp. “born-again Christians”)
In Thomas Digges’ English translation of The revolutions the sun is “like the king in the middest of al who reigned and geeveth lawes of motion to ye rest.” As a solar symbol, the swastika is properly thought of as spinning and thus setting in motion the wheel of law. The Indian Nazis considered Hitler an incarnation of Vishnu, as expression of the force preserving cosmic order. No wonder that the publication of Copernicus’s “The Revolutions” had an immediate political consequence; it strengthened the claims of all monarchs of Europe, including the Pope, to absolute power.
F.R. Johnson in his Astronomical Thought in Renaissance England (Baltimore 1937) had shown that the educated Elizabethan had plenty of textbooks in the vernacular instructing him in the Copernican astronomy. But his Elizabethan vogue of the Copernican “sorcery” met with smart resistance in Ireland. Sir John Davies, poet and author of a prose work on the Irish question remained steadfast in the wisdom he has inherited:
Only the earth doth stand for ever still,
(Although some wits enricht with learning’s skill
Say heaven’s stands firm and the earth doth fleet
And swiftly turneth underneath their feet):
Yet, though the earth is ever steadfast seen,
On her broad breast hath dancing ever been.
Moses vs Arya Dharma
The Bible follows Israel’s 12 memorial stones from the temporarily dry bed of the Jordan (Josh 4:19) to a place called Gilgal and then loses track of them forever. The word ‘gilgal’ means ‘a circle of stone’, (Ibn Ezra in his 12th c. work The Book of the Number calls zero galgal, meaning wheel or circle) and throughout Europe and the Mideast, “circles of large stones have been found dating back a quarter million years or more, to homo erectus times.” The most famous stone circle is Stonehenge. Stonehenge well corresponds to Diodorus’s description of a “magnificent temple of Apollo” which he locates “in the center of Britain.” What did these circles stand for?
Large phallic pillars in India represented the lingam of Shiva, in much the same way like Egyptian obelisk represented the penis of Geb. Around each large lingam for a radius of 100 cubits stretched the sacred Kingdom of Shiva where miracles and remissions of sins could occur, (Mahanirvanatantra 335). Arab Haram which is a deviation of the Sanskrit term Hariyam, i.e. the precint of Lord Hari alias Lord Vishnu.
The expression “pillar of fire” had the same phallic meaning. A Nepalese text refers to the ADI BUDDHA as a “linga-shaped [phallic] flame” which rises from a lotus.
The opulent sun symbolism which is so closely linked to the figure of this Buddha has led several western oriented scholars to describe Buddhism in total as a solar cult. For example, the tantra researcher, Shashibhusan Dasgupta, even sees an identity between the historical Buddha (the incarnation of Amitabha), the Dharma (the Buddhist doctrine) and the Indian solar deity (Surya) (Dasgupta, 1946, p. 337). The Dharma (the teachings) are also often referred to as the “sun” in traditional Buddhist writings, since the words of Buddha “radiate like sunshine”. Sometimes even the principle of “emptiness” is identified with the sun: “Dharma is Shunya [emptiness] and Shunya has the form of a zero”, writes Dasgupta, “Therefore Dharma is of the shape of a zero; and as the sun is also of the shape of a zero, Dharma is identified with the sun. Moreover, Dharma moves in the void, and void is the sky, and the sun moves in the sky and hence the sun is Dharma” (Dasgupta, 1946, p. 337).
Sar (circle) is the Babylonian god of the sky. He is also Assaros or Asshur (the son of Shem), and Zero -- Zero-ana, the chakkra, or wheel, boundless time. The god Aten, or the Egyptian counterpart of the Nordic Odin (Wotan) had originally represented merely the physical sun, but Amenhotep stripped that body of all the gross theological conceptions which had been linked with it ever since the Pyramid Age endowed it with a new esoteric meaning. The ancient symbols of Ra – the pyramid, the falcon, the lion and cat- he replaced by a simple CIRCLE representing the sun’s disk. Since then, as Plato observed, god was always geometrizing, writing for Galileo the Book of Nature. (“Philosophy is written in that very large book that is continually opened before our eyes (I mean the universe), but which is not understood unless first one studies the language and knows the characters in which it is written. The language of that book is mathematical and the characters are triangles, circles, and other geometric figures.” Galileo Galilei: Pensieri, motti e sentenze; Florence, 1949) The Hindu Vishnu holds a disc or a rounded piece of gold in his hand. The Egyptian Ra wears a disc as a crown. Archimedes divided the area of a circle into an infinite number of triangles. (to find the area of it)
The name of Persian sun god Sure (a variant of the Syrian Surya) is cognate with Chaldean zuhr (“to shine”), zuhro (“the Shiner” cp. Zorro) and, of course zuro (“the seed”) because a beam of light was also an impregnating seed. The name Pyrisoporus, as aplied to Bacchus, means Ignigena, or the “Seed of Fire”, and Ala-sporos, the “Seed of God”, is just a similar expression formed in the same way. Like the Buddha, he was a 'child of light'.
Biblical Democracy vs Aryan Tyranny
The outstanding name of the 9th c. is that of King Alfred the Great. He appended to his laws a free translation of the Ten Commandments and an abridgment of the enactments of Exodus 21-23. These actually constitute the earliest surviving examples of a portion of the OT in Anglo-Saxon prose.
The Bible is for the government of the people, by the people, and for the people. (Wycliffe, Preface to first English tr of the Bible, 1384)
William Tyndale translated considerable parts of the Bible into the Early Modern English of his day. Tyndale's was the first English translation to draw directly from Hebrew and Greek texts, In 1535, Tyndale was arrested, tried for heresy and burned at the stake.
T. More persecuted Tyndale. King James put his imprimatur on the move to replace Geneva Bible. King James panels were given what was called Bishops’ Bible which was a rival to Geneva. Blaze of publicity still goes on King James. KJV as an offspring of the Bishops' Bible aka the Leda Bible sanctions bestiality now promoted by R. Dawkins.
Tyndale’s goal was for the “boy who drives a plough” to be able to read the Bible in his own language, and ultimately to know the Bible better than the clergy of the day. Accordingly, his translation was written in the terminology of the common man. He purposely avoided using ecclesiastical terms such as “charity” “penance”, “church” and “priest, since these terms had been co-opted by the Catholic church to relate specifically to actions and practices of the Church. Instead, Tyndale translated these words into the common man’s English, using the words “love”, “repentance”, “congregation” and “elder”.
The Oxford Dictionary of the English Language shows that the root of the word church is circe. The authors claim to be unable to tie the Old English word circe to ancient languages. But Dr. E. L. Bullinger, in Appendix 186 of his Companion Bible, adds this meaning to the word circe: “Compare Hebrew kikkar (a circle), a circuit or disc.” Undoubtedly the relationship he sought to establish was that the word circe in Anglo-Saxon, or Old English, Greek, and Hebrew, pointed toward ancient pagan sun worship. Consequently, it is obvious that the Lord meant the sun and that “the Lord’s house” (church) was the location where the sun was worshiped. Here is the relevant passage from Copernicus's book:
“In the center of all rests the Sun. For who would place this lamp of a very beautiful temple in another or better place than this from which it can illuminate everything at the same time? As a matter of fact, not unhappily do some call it the lantern, others, the mind, and still others, the Leader of the World. Trismegistus calls it ‘visible God’; Sophocles’ Electra, ‘that which gazes upon all things.’ And so the sun, as if resting on a kingly throne, governs the family of stars (like Zeu pater) which wheel around.”
The English word church has no etymological relationship to the Greek ekklesia. The word ekklesia does not refer to a building; rather, it specifies a group of called out believers. It was used to translate the Hebrew word qahal in the Old Testament. The word qahal means a group of called out believers.
In Dt 23, the Hebrew term Qahal Yahweh (assembly of Yahweh) is found six times. It is translated congregation by Tyndale. The Greek Septuagint translated it ekklesia. We must conclude that the True Worshipers, who composed the ancient congregation of Israel, bore the name Assembly of Yahweh. Israel was the people of the True Mighty One. They were the assembly in the wilderness, Acts 7:38. They were called by his name – Yahweh (2 Chr 7:14). Congregation translates “We People”.
According to the Law of Manu the king was created from eternal and essential particles of the eight devas (gods) who are believed to protect the eight main points of the universe, marked by eight lines like the solar cross on the Union Jack. A further development of these ideas is found in the Buddhist concept of cakravartin or “wheel King.” This is a legendary, universal ruler with conspicuous features of a solar hero.
This idea of the Oriental monarchy with its divine rights was coded in the octagonal architecture of the Al Aqsa mosque and that explains the British mania of establishing independent Palestinian state. The divine rights of the British monarchy like the 007's diamonds are forever. Palestine is the bridgehead of the god Shiva or rather his lingam's, and Jesus as a Palestinian is Justin Martyr's”an erect phallus”, or another Roman Priapus, running the international porno industry.
“THAT WE MAY BE LIKE ALL OTHER NATIONS”
When the people offer to make Gideon king, he refuses insisting that God should rule over Israel (Judges 8:23). Similarly, when the people urge Samuel to appoint a king, he considers their request a rejection of God, arguing that a monarch would only deprive them of their wealth and violate their rights (I Sam 8) A king, first and foremost, must know and express the word of God. God doesn’t bestow a divine right on Israelite kings; Israelite kings must teach the divine law to their people.
The passage in Dt 17:14-20 sees the institution as foreign to Israel’s true nature; it is something that Israel, not God, initiates, an imitation of the Gentiles (v.14). In fact, the Law of the King places limits upon the royal office which no king worthy of the name could ever embrace. He may have only a few horses (v.16), in other words, a small cavalry, and his ability to seal alliances through marriage is impeded by the prohibition upon his having many wives. This prohibition upon his acquiring vast amounts of gold and silver (v 17) limits his ability to centralize wealth in his own hands. Finally, only one positive action is prescribed for whom, the copying of the Deuteronomic law at the dictation of, or at least in the presence of the priesthood. He is subordinate to them (v. 18) His kingship seems to be conditional upon his observance of the stipulations of covenant (vv 19-20)
Here is a relevant passage from the Declaration of Independence:
“The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.
He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.
He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people...”
America Disposes of her Biblical Heritage
Interestingly in his pamphlet Common Sense, published in 1776 Thomas Paine reminded Samuel's arguments against monarchy and concluded that “a man hath good reason to believe that there is as much of kingcraft as priestcraft in withholding the scripture from the public in popish countries. For monarchy in every instance is the popery of government.” The repressive rule of Edward’s successor, Mary (the bloody Mary), a Roman Catholic, put an end to the printing of Bibles in England for many years. In the papal empire reading of the Bible was punishable by death.
Obviously, loyalists vigorously attacked Common Sense; one attack, titled Plain Truth (1776), by Marylander James Chalmers, said Paine was a political quack and warned that without monarchy, the government would "degenerate into democracy"
In his The Age of Reason T. Paine conveniently forgot the help of the Bible for the cause of American people and blasphemed the God of the Bible and defamed His people as ““…a nation of ruffians and cutthroats as the ancient Jews were; a people who, corrupted by and copying after such monsters and impostors as Moses and Aaron, Joshua, Samuel (!) and David, had distinguished themselves above all others on the face of the known earth for barbarity and wickedness.” Recall, the alleged “war crimes' committed by IDF during the Gaza war which have their source in such a mindset. Now, you see better whom the hearts of these accusers belong to.
Here is Dawkins's character assassination of not only of the God who created the Heaven and the Earth, but also of His people who still refuse to abandon their God who liberated them from slavery:
“The god of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction; jealous and proud of it; petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak, a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a mysogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully. Those of us schooled from infancy in his ways can become desentisized to their horror.” This book is on the shelves of every public library in this country.
The spiritual transformation evidenced by The Age of Reason and The God Delusion which depends on it for its atheistic venom reminds strongly similar attitude of a certain Justin Martyr who proclaimed that “the true Christianity is antithetical to Judaism.” And in his “Dialogue with Jew Trypho” (c. AD 140) Justin argued, Christianity was something quite different from Judaism. Jesus had come to restore true religion and to denounce the hypocrisy of the religion of the Hebrews. For that crime Jesus had been crucified. Justin had taught that Christians should avoid Jews and view themselves as a religion built on different ideas and premises from Judaism. Justin’s religion is “wholly distinct from Judaism” So how distinct is it from Judaism? It is as distinct as the religion whose vestiges were destroyed by Joshua's conquering army was distinct from Moses's teaching.
Justin envisaged Jesus as ever-existent “seed-sowing Reason” and believed that the good God was an erect phallus, like Shiva (Hippolytus, Refutation 5.7.21-22). Indeed the name Lingam appears as a name of Shiva in the Shiva Sahasranama where it is translated by Ram Karan Sharma as "(Identifiable as) a symbol of the origin of the Universe. Copernicus's expression “family of stars” was inspired by Justin's identification of Logos with the Shivaling. A few years ago, Father George Coyne, head of the Vatican Observatory Research Group suggested that we might view stars as God's sperm, which is the basic teaching of the Arya Dharma. This religion describes creation of the world as 'churning of the Milky Ocean.”
The Egyptian god Atum creates the world by masturbating. The texts say that the god ejaculated (BANG) to his mouth and simultaneously spat creatively. We have here combination of phallus and mouth that points to the logos spermatikos of the Stoic philosophy. (M. Eliade, Encyclopedia of Religions, entry phallus). The final phase of T. Paine's scientific revolution envisaged in his The Age of Reason came when the Sex and Drugs Revolution imposed its epicurean rule on America. It was like a renewed Declaration of Dependence: “We Monkeys...” Aldous Huxley in his book Ends and Means, 1946, p. 70 explains enthusiastic reception of evolutionism as follows: “I had motives for not wanting the world to have meaning...The liberation we desired was.;..from a certain system of morality. We objected to the morality because it interfered with our sexual freedom (or rather lasciviousness; Latin 'lascivus' means 'playful', so we have Playboy and Playgirl).” Instead of 'homo sapiens' we have 'homo ludens', or never maturing kids.
G.R Furlong in his book Rivers of Life (London 1883) coined the term “phalo-solar worshipers” denoting the inhabitants of the Anglo-Indian areas. The Shivaling inside the Kaaba was destroyed but it returned in the phallic architecture of the Al Aqsa Mosque which is modeled on this perennial symbol of the Aryan cosmogony.
Many scholars such as Kant and Herder, began to draw analogies between the myths and philosophies of ancient India and the West. In their attempt to separate Western culture from its Judaic heritage, many scholars were convinced that the origin of Western culture was to be found in India rather than in the ancient Near East.” In the opinion of the American social Darwinist and a New Ager John Fiske the political genius of Aryan peoples was the hope of the world.
Most Freemasons who were inclined towards occultism were deeply involved in the Theosophical Society, or at least in the teachings that it propagated; they absorbed from it the notion of the great antiquity of Eastern religions and the superiority of Eastern philosophy over Western thought.
One Lingam in the new Holy Trinity of: Shiva=Allah=Jesus Christ
The present generation of ecumenical theologians speculates how people can believe in Christ and Shiva (or Shivalinga for that matter). Here is the convoluted sophistry by which Christianity is transformed into Hindu categories: "If somebody asks (or I ask myself): how can you believe in Christ and Shiva at the same time? My answer will be a further question: who is Christ? Who is Shiva? And, who am I? Shiva is not a name or any mythological personality, he is the "gracious one", the great Lord (Parameshvara), the ultimate Reality (anuttara), the most intimate I-consciousness of every conscious being. Christ is not merely the historical personality, otherwise I would not have cared to follow him. He is "the Way, the Life and the Truth" – but not in an exclusive sense; on the contrary. Even beyond that he is essentially the "I am": "Then you will know that ‘I am’." How can one limit the "I am" to only one person? Here I learn from Kashmir Shaivism or Ramana Maharshi that the ultimate "I" of every conscious being is the divine "I". The ultimate realization is not of some "objective" truth: "This is He", but the personal discovery: "I am He". In this way every spiritual practice in the inter-religious context leads to a kind of purification from mere conceptions (Hindu- Christian Diaalogue.
Obviously, we have also Muslim-Christian Ecumenical Dialogue, on the “scientific basis” of heliocentrism:
The picture of the sun on the wall of the Mosque in Springfield, Mass. inspired by the Babylonian relief from the Temple of the sun god Shamash, has visibly marked cross by the four longer rays in the four cardinal directions. The Arab text on the face of the sun reads ‘Allahu Akbar’. Seal, circa 1600. from Ignatius Loyola’s room in Rome shows the sun with Jesus’ monogram HIS in the middle. Islamo-Christian ecumenism in heliocentrism seems to proclaim Allah=Jesus Christ, or the other way around. They are Al Shariati’s disciples and, like Hitler, they call for “hate, hate, hate, and again hate!” The picture of this mosque was published a few years ago by the New York Times.
The geographical sections of the Puranas (Ancient Chronicles of India) mentions Mecca among the holy places, under the name of Makheshvara, together with its black stone as an emblem of the god Shiva.
The Shiv Ling at The Kaba.was broken in seven places and now is held together by a silver band. The Black Stone which is the Shiv Emblem (also known as Sange Aswad which is a corrupted form of the Sanskrit word Sanghey Ashweta--meaning non-white stone) still survives in the Kaba as the central object of Islamic veneration In fact the names of the holiest of Muslim cities Mecca and Medina come from the Sanskrit words Makha-Medini which means the land of Fire-Worship (i.e. the sun worship). The Encyclopedia Islamia admits as much when it says: "Muhammed's grandfather and uncles were hereditary priests of the Kaba temple which housed 360 idols!"
The Solar cross (on the Temple Mount) is probably the oldest religious symbol in the world, appearing in Asian, American, European, and Indian religious art from the dawn of history. Composed of a equal armed cross within a circle, it represents the solar calendar- the movements of the earth, marked by the solstices. Sometimes the equinoxes are marked as well, giving an eight armed wheel, like that on the British flag.