Killing Red Heads

"With regard to the ancient Egyptians we have it on the authority of Manetho that they used to burn red-haired men and scatter their ashes with winnowing fans {So the atoms of energy would spread with the wind to all present.}, and it is highly significant that this barbarous sacrifice was offered by the kings at the grave of Osiris. We may conjecture that the victims represented Osiris himself...

?found in the general, though not unanimous, voice of antiquity, which classed together the worship and myths of Osiris, Adonis, Attis, Dionysius {A root in de Danaan and Dianistic female worship} and Demeter, as religions of essentially the same type. The consensus of ancient opinion on this subject seems too great to be rejected as mere fancy. So closely did the rites of Osiris resemble those of Adonis at Byblus? themselves maintained that it was Osiris and not Adonis whose death was mourned by them {Remember that Mount Olympus was originally on Cyprus and the home of the Greek gods, now called by a different name.}? Herodotus found the similarity between the rites of Osiris and Dionysius so great that he thought it impossible the latter could have risen independently? Plutarch, a very keen student of comparative religion, insists upon the detailed resemblance of the rites of Osiris to Dionysius.... resemblances of ritual are matters of observation."(1)

The Mythmaker: Paul and the Invention of Christianity by Hyam Maccoby says the following:

Defying the accepted view of Jesus as creator of Christianity, Hyam Maccoby, a leading Talmudic scholar, offers a brilliantly argued, boldly provocative challenge to traditional theories about the origin of the Christian religion and leads us to a startling unorthodox conclusion. Maccoby claims that Paul rather than Jesus was the theoretician and architect of that amazing hybrid of Hellenism and Judaism we know today as Christianity, and that it was Paul alone who created a new religion through his vision of Jesus as a divine Savior who died to save humanity. This concept went far beyond the messianic claims of Jesus and, in fact, was an amalgamation of ideas derived from Hellenistic religion, especially from Gnosticism and the mystery cults? Bold and scholastically scrupulous. (pg. xi) In my earlier book on Jesus, Revolution in Judaea, I showed how, in the Synoptic Gospels, Jesus speaks and acts as a Pharisee, though the Gospel editors have attempted to conceal this by representing him as opposing Pharisaism? In the present book, I have used rabbinical evidence to establish an opposite contention: that Paul, whom the New Testament wishes to portray as having been a trained Pharisee, never was one.

This explains the puzzling and ambiguous role given in the Gospels to the companions of Jesus, the twelve disciples. They are shadowy figures, who are allowed little personality, except of a schematic kind. They are portrayed as stupid; they never quite understand what Jesus is up to. Their importance in the origins of Christianity is played down in a remarkable way. For example, we find immediately after Jesus' death that the leader of the Jerusalem Church is Jesus' brother James. Yet in the Gospels, this James does not appear at all as having anything to do with Jesus' mission and story. Instead, he is given a brief mention as one of the brothers of Jesus who allegedly 'opposed' Jesus during his lifetime and regarded him as mad. How it came about that a brother who had been hostile to Jesus in his lifetime suddenly became the revered leader of the Church immediately after Jesus' death is not explained, though one would have thought that some explanation was called for. Later Church legends, of course, filled the gap with stories of the miraculous conversion of James after the death of Jesus and his development into a saint. But the most likely explanation is, as will be argued later, that the erasure of Jesus' brother James (and his other brothers) from any significant role in the Gospel story is part of the denigration of the early leaders {Thus the whole of the Jewish people who like the Armenians and Celts or indeed anyone in the orthodox churches suffered the fury of Roman deceit and hatred.} who had been in close contact with Jesus and regarded with great suspicion and dismay the Christological theories of the upstart Paul, flaunting his new visions in interpretation of the Jesus whom he had never met in the flesh. (2)

So, Paul who had participated in the murder of St. Stephen and lots of other dastardly oppressions of the Jews while called Saul was able to get great visions of his former foe. His inventions include laying claim to having been a Pharisee and a conversion to a church who was the enemy of his Roman employers and their henchmen (the Temple 'idiots') who were too inbred to develop the brain and discipline due to their inherited positions. The Pharisaic saying covering this was 'a learned bastard takes precedence over an ignorant High Priest'. (3)

This group of learned men called Pharisees are quite in line with the Bairds, Ovates and Druids who were their 'brothers' in earlier times and probably were still in touch as the references to King Ophir indicate just five centuries earlier. Abaris the Druid was the Dean of Studies for Pythagoras and his name 'Abaris' means rabbi. In fact the Greeks who took the Benjaminites to Arcadia in Greece were probably loyal to the 'Brotherhood' or in concert with the Phoenicians who were almost ever-present in Biblical and early Hebrew times. Mr. Maccoby is a Rabbi and that is close to being a Pharisee and that may have caused him to think Paul's usurping of the rabbinic bloodline is worse than his usurping of the Benjaminite legacy. The truth is the Benjaminite claim is even more outlandish. This man's own words tell us in Romans 11:2: "I am an Israelite myself, of the stock of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin, circumcised on my eighth day, Israelite by race, of the tribe of Benjamin, A Hebrew, born and bred; in my attitude to the law, a Pharisee (Philippians 3: 5)."

Nothing in his early life actions would tell us that he was a Pharisee who supported the underprivileged in laws and all societal structures throughout the Roman and Parthian Empire. A detailed and honest investigation can easily see the Pharisees have been ridiculed and given all kinds of negative publicity in the Gospels and from the pulpits of all churches to this day. What better way to destroy someone than to have your 'front man' be one of them. This is classic espionage and 'black ops' intrigue!

"Instead of the priests, the Pharisees looked for guidance to their own leaders, the 'hakhamin' (sages), who were not a hereditary class but came from every level of society including the poorest? The other verse quoted by Jesus from Leviticus, 'Love your neighbor as yourself' was also regarded by the Pharisees as of central importance, and was treated by the two greatest figures of Pharisaism, Hillel and Rabbi Akiba?

Jesus' threat to the Temple was not subversive of Jewish religion, but it was a real threat to the quisling regime of the High Priest. (Appointed by Rome)... rather it was the Jews who were framed by the Gospels, whose concern was to shift the blame for the crucifixion from the Romans to the Jews and their religion." (4)

Surely we need only look at the result and know this is the truth! When the 'Holocaust' has garnered so much press how is it that the whole history of this plot has escaped our schools' attention. Clearly the geneticists say we are all descended from a strain of hominids in Africa and there is little good reason to diminish each other.

Have you heard of the Sarmoung or Sarman Brotherhood? They were an important group of esoteric philosophers or Magi whose home in later day Persia started around 2600 BC. What is their legacy and heritage? Gurdjieff spoke of being a 'speaker' of the ancient 'verbal tradition' and I think he draws his inspiration from such alchemists as Mani (the leader of a post Christian effort to fuse Christianity and Zoroastrian ideologies). Augustine was a Manichean before his 'conversion' or should I say 'quisling sell-out'. What was their roots? Did they influence the remnants of Sumeria or were they the remnants of it? There were many outposts and brigands or leaders who followed their own ideas on the Silk Route. Some of these were considered pure legend but space photos and archaeology have proven the legends right again. I think the legends have a great deal more credibility than the Bible or other religious 'narratives'.

'The Golden Bough' brings us some more information that ties in with the 'shem-an-na' furnaces of Mt. Serâbit or Mt. Sinai that we quoted from Genesis of the Grail Kings.

"The island of Cyprus lies but one day's sail from the coast of Syria {He has bought a large chunk of the Bible portrayal of the Phoenicians and does not know the relevance of the cones and 'shem-an- na' conical objects... His research seems to all post-date the explosion of the island of Thera.}. Indeed, on fine summer evenings its mountains may be described looming low and dark against the red fires of sunset. With its rich mines of copper and its forests of firs and stately cedars, the island naturally attracted a commercial and maritime people like the Phoenicians; while the abundance of its corn, its wine, and its oil must have rendered it in their eyes a Land of Promise by comparison with the niggardly nature of their own rugged coast, hemmed in between the mountains and the sea. Accordingly they settled in Cyprus at a very early date and remained there long after the Greeks had also established themselves on its shores {The Greeks were a Phoenician supported culture and often are seen on islands like Sardinia with camps next to each other as Kelts (5).}; for we know from inscriptions and coins that Phoenician kings reigned at Citium, the Chittem of the Hebrews, down to the time of Alexander the Great. Naturally the Semitic colonists brought their gods with them from the mother-land {We've reported that Richard Rudgely's book on Stone Age Civilizations confirmed the 35,000 year old mines in Egypt and if Frazer had this information we think he would have been more daring in dating this Cyprus settlement to earlier times rather than saying very ancient. He could have known of Professor Smith of Hobart College's work on the sidereal charts of the heavens in the Great Pyramid though. This shows a 60,000 year greater antiquity to the culture in itself. The 80,000 year old refined tool from Central Africa found in 1997 ties in with the far older cultures as well. There is an ever-increasing mountain of evidence that the academic community is starting to have to agree makes the 'conventional' view of history ridiculous. Mr. Rudgely is an Oxford trained scholar and he also reports the Berekhat Ram figurine pushed art back to 400,000 years old from earlier 40,000 year thought. Even 40,000 was a big step for the 'Bible Narrative' to swallow. The Mu motherland of Churchward may figure in all of this too. That is especially true because there was a time when Troy was called AA-MU and known to have been Phoenician.}. They worshipped Baal of the Lebanon, who may well have been Adonis, and at Amathus on the south coast they instituted the rites of Adonis and Aphrodite, or rather Astarte. Here, as at Byblus, these rites resembled the Egyptian worship of Osiris so closely that some people even identified the Adonis of Amathus with Osiris.

But the great seat of worship of Aphrodite and Adonis in Cyprus was Paphos on the south-western side of the island. Among the petty kingdoms into which Cyprus was divided from the earliest times until the end of the fourth century before our era Paphos must have ranked with the best. It is a land of hills and billowy ridges, diversified by fields and vineyards and intersected by rivers, which in the course of ages have carved for themselves beds of such tremendous depth that travelling in the interior is difficult and tedious. The lofty range of Mount Olympus (the modern Troodos), capped with snow the greater part of the year, screens Paphos from the northerly and easterly winds and cuts it off from the rest of the island. On the slopes of the range the last pine-woods of Cyprus linger, sheltering here and there monasteries in scenery not unworthy of the Appenines {Or the area around Cätäl Hüyük dated to 9,500 years and more ago; that Frazer would not have known about except in legend.}. The old city of Paphos (the modern Kuklia) was one of the most celebrated shrines in the ancient world. According to Herodotus, it was founded by Phoenician colonists from Ascalon; but it is possible that a native goddess of fertility was worshipped on the spot before the arrival of the Phoenicians, and that the newcomers identified her with their own Baalath or Astarte, whom she may have closely resembled. If the two deities were thus fused in one, we may suppose that they were both varieties of that great goddess of motherhood and fertility whose worship appears to have been spread allover Western Asia from a very early time. The supposition is confirmed as well by the archaic shape of her image as by the licentious character of her rites; for both that shape and those rites were shared by her with other Asiatic deities. Her image was simply a white cone or pyramid. In like manner, a cone was the emblem of Astarte at Byblus, of the native goddess whom the Greeks called Artemis at Perga in Pamphylia, and of the sun-god Heliogabalus at Emesa in Syria. Conical stones, which apparently served as idols have been found at Golgi in Cyprus, and in the Phoenician temples of Malta; and cones of sandstone came to light at the shrine of the 'Mistress of Turquoise' among the barren hills and frowning precipices of Sinai." (6)

If these 'conical stones' are in fact the same as Sir Flinders-Petrie found at the site Frazer is referring to (ten years before he wrote, while archaeologists were trying to figure them out, and failed.) and they are in Malta and elsewhere - then we can see the 'chaos scientists' had sites to make 'mfzkt' or the 'white powder' of the alchemic factory in diverse places. The turquoise that one would expect to find was not the reason for this site that Gardner almost 'proves' was for this white powder. He demonstrates all the excuses like turquoise and copper mining are part and parcel of the cover-up of this site which is the legendary Mt. Sinai or Mt. Horeb from the Bible. He shows Moses was visiting these scientists while his people saw the fires and thought they were a 'burning bush' that didn't actually combust.

We are certain there is enough in what we have put together here to prove the existing fables are not true history. The Ka'bah in Mecca has a black meteorite that is revered and honored in an appropriate fashion. This may be the origin of alchemy and all metallurgical arts. The meteorites that fell from the sky have been here since long before the dinosaurs and they provided the first alloyed tools or weapons that made man try to duplicate them. In fact, the 'black earth' and 'virgin earth' or 'Black Madonnas' are all part of the alchemic process to make the 'Great Work' known as the 'Philosopher's Stone'.

Mircae Eliade documents the practice of sacrificing humans was part of Mycenaean religion and a turning point in the matriarchal 'Brotherhood' of egalitarianism; The Eliade Guide to World Religions says:

"Mycenaean Religion? Mycenaean culture, Greek speaking but related to Minoan, has often been interpreted as the triumph of male qualities {What an interesting way of describing the end of equality?!} in both society and religion. Admitting the naïveté of this theory, it may be noted that Mycenaean cities, unlike Minoan, are walled fortresses (such as Tiryns, Gla, and Thebes), patriarchy and battle are dominant themes, and the great goddess (Potnia: "Lady", "Mistress") is displaced in her preeminence by the sky-god of Indo-European origins, Zeus the father. This was the civilization that brought us the Trojan War, or the misty historical precedent for the Homeric poem, and then burnt itself out in princely adventurism, falling with the Sea Peoples' invasions into a four-century dark age (twelfth to ninth century B.C.E.) after its flourishing trade network had stretched across the Mediterranean from Asia Minor perhaps to Sicily."(7)

These 'Sea People' are the Hyksos Kings of Egypt who had possibly joined with the remnants of Mu in the time of the founding of Karnac. Certainly they were more inclined even at this late stage to fight against the patriarchal domination of women and the destruction of the knowledge the soul and each individual's divinity can bring. The idea of early beliefs being altered and usurped are evident and numerous. Of course this means the 'Virgin' birth or 'Incarnation' legend is another hoax. Sally Cunneen covers some more of these great liars who are excellent role models for our citizens of today:

"By the fourth century, church scholars maintained uniformly that Jesus had no real siblings, merely cousins, and most Roman Catholics still believe this. However, Protestant Biblical scholars today generally believe that Mary had four other sons: James, Joses, Simon and Jude, and two or three daughters, none identified by name. Although Catholic teaching has consistently held otherwise, Catholic New Testament scholar John Meier finds no reason not to believe that Jesus had sisters and brothers." (8)

So, if so much of the Catholic fable is based on the 'immaculate conception' with a 'virgin', and James is the older brother of Jesus who many think was a twin (to Thomas of the Gospel of Thomas, from 1945's Dag or Nag Hammadi 'finds'). Then what we are faced with, on this fact alone, is a truly evil hoax to obliterate other beliefs and diminish women. All the evidence we have put before the reader is but a small part of the trials and tribulations that truth has yet to overcome.

1) The Golden Bough, by James Frazer 'A Study in Magic and Religion', 1922, Intro. by George W. Stocking, Jr., Penguin Books, 1996 Ed., pgs. 455,463.

2) 'The Mythmaker: Paul and The Invention of Christianity', 1986 by Hyam Maccoby, Harper Collins, NY, 1st Harper & Row Paperback in 1987.

3) Mishnah, Horayot, 3.8.

4) The Mythmaker, op. cit. pgs. 23, 48, 49, Includes reference to Hillel (Babylonian Talmud Shabbat 31a, where the principle of Love of neighbor is expressed in the form of the Golden Rule: 'What is hateful to you, do not to your fellow creature!') and Rabbi Akiba (Sifra 89b, Genesis Rabbah 24:7, who said: 'Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself' is the greatest principle of the LAW!'). I agree the Law of RIGHT THOUGHT = RIGHT ACTION places this above all principles in the Brotherhood of Iesa. To diminish one diminishes all!

5) Etruscan Life and Afterlife, by Larissa Bonfante, Wayne State University Press, many maps show Celts encamped next to Greeks but little thought they were all Phoenicians.

6) The Golden Bough, op. cit. pp.397-400. Hiram Abiff of the Masonic themes is actually Osiris too, according to some Masonic authors.

7) The Eliade Guide to World Religions, Mircae Eliade & Joan P. Couliano with Hillary S. W,iesner, Harper San Francisco,1991. pg. 114.

8) In Search of Mary, The Woman and the Symbol, by Sally Cunneen, Ballantine Books, NY, 1996, pg. 35 and quote from John Meier and 'A Marginal Jew: Rethinking the Historical Jesus', Vol. 1. (NY, Doubleday 1991) 318-319.

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Vast majority of us is deeply religious but deeply liberal: Author Amish Tripathi intv  The News MinuteIt is often said that grief helps to bring in a different perspective. In bestselling author Amish Tripathi's case, his personal struggles served as an impetus to pen ...
Quebec passes religious symbols secularism bill  BBC NewsThe new law bars civil servants in positions of "authority" from wearing religious symbols at work.
Watching the rise of the religious left on 1970s TV  Religion News Service(RNS) — Liberal-leaning faith movements are getting a lot of play these days, with everyone from pundits to presidential candidates predicting the rise of a ...
Ethics and Religion Talk: Healing From Religious Trauma, part 2  The Rapidian“I hear this pain and the longing in your question. I'm heartbroken for all those who have suffered traumatic experiences within the church. The healing journey is ...
Poll reveals lukewarm public support for religious freedom legislation  The Conversation AUAs the debate over the Morrison government's plan to legislate against religious discrimination gathers heat, an Essential poll has found only 38% of Australians ...
Scott Morrison pledges bipartisan approach on religious freedoms  The GuardianPrime minister says he doesn't want 'religion to be an issue that divides Australians' but conservative MPs are pushing for tougher line.
Role of religion  DAWN.comNOT too long ago, the events at Christchurch (New Zealand) mosques and Sri Lankan churches once again highlighted the crucial need for interfaith harmony.
Anti-Vaxxer Sues NY to Give Religious Groups the Right to Spread Measles Again  PatheosBeing religious doesn't give you a right to infect the public with a disease.
Hrithik Roshan on Sunaina's relationship with Muslim guy: Religion is not even a thing in my family  India TodayHrithik Roshan talked about sister Sunaina Roshan's allegations against their parents. Sunaina accused Rakesh Roshan of not allowing her to date a Muslim ...
The Supreme Court’s ‘Peace Cross’ case demonstrates the fine art of pretending religious symbols aren’t religious  Washington PostThe Supreme Court Thursday ruled that a large cross erected as a memorial to the dead may continue to stand on public land in Maryland because it has many ...
Faith leaders disrupt US Vice President Mike Pence during CUFI summit  Religion News ServiceThis Monday, Christians United for Israel (CUFI) hosted its annual summit in Washington DC. The world's largest Christian Zionist organization, CUFI is infamous ...
Photos of the Week  Religion News Service(RNS) — Each week Religion News *Service* presents a gallery of photos of religious expression around the world. This week's gallery includes the anniversary ...
'A perception of a problem, rather than a real problem': Kingmaker senator questions level of religious discrimination  The AgeCentre Alliance senator Rex Patrick has cautioned community concerns over religious discrimination may have more to do with a "perception of a problem, ...
The internet as religious experience  BBC NewsReligion is in the ascendant across the world, but it has a new, powerful rival - the internet.
How a Rugby Star’s Homophobic Posts Got Australians Arguing About Religion  The New York TimesSYDNEY, Australia — Religion isn't a welcome dinner subject for most Australians. The country has grown increasingly secular, and in one recent poll a majority ...
Kanye West says religion helped him overcome 2016 hospitalization for mental health issues  Fox NewsKanye West revealed that religion and acknowledgment of his bipolar disorder helped him through a very public rough patch in his career. In 2016, West took to ...
This abortion clinic is blessed  Religion News Service(RNS) — The other day, I joined clergy from many faiths in a worship *service* that, like many others, featured poetry, music, ritual and prayer. But this *service* was ...
Why the Outrage Over Zaira Wasim's Decision to Quit Bollywood for Religion?  News18On Sunday, Zaira Wasim announced that she has decided to quit Bollywood, stating that it had threatened her relationship with religion. In her social media ...
'Let's Keep Politics and Religion Apart': With Mamata at Rath Yatra, Nusrat Sends Message to Her Critics  News18Newly elected Trinamool Congress MP Nusrat Jahan, who was under attack from Muslim clerics for wearing 'sindoor' and 'mangalsutra' when she took oath in ...
VA's revised policies on symbols, displays aim to protect 'religious liberty'  Religion News Service(RNS) — In the wake of a Supreme Court decision permitting a cross to remain on a public highway, the Department of Veterans Affairs has revised its policies ...
Being religious is now a countercultural identity  The Irish TimesChristianity is no bulwark against new tribal identities dominating discourse.
Rami Malek: Bond terrorist 'not driven by religion'  BBC NewsRami Malek has revealed he only agreed to play a James Bond villain after he was assured the character would have no religious or ideological affiliations.
'Stranger Things' sees Mormons as 'super-religious white people'  Religion News Service(RNS) — Season 3 of the Netflix hit “Stranger Things” features a rare discussion of Mormonism — but not in a good way. Without spoiling any plot points, Dustin, ...
Beliefs review: Religion and social justice  Religion News Service“I think the most perverse phrase in the Bible [is], “Am I my brother's keeper? Am I my sister's keeper?” With the implication that we're not attached to each other; ...
Justin Haskins: The left is (finally) losing its war on religion – Here's why  Fox NewsFor decades, the far-left in the has been working feverishly to eliminate all semblance of faith from the public arena, and its chief vehicle for imposing its ...
Love beyond religion: Kerala Hindu man mourns Muslim foster mom's death in viral post  The News MinuteOn June 17, when Sreedharan, a non-resident Indian from Kalikavu, Malappuram, wrote a post that his 'Umma' (Malayalam term for Muslim mother) has ...
Was Abraham Lincoln an Atheist?  HistoryEvery U.S. president has been a member of a church, except for one: Abraham Lincoln. Famously opaque on the subject of religion, Lincoln's personal faith was.
Why Religious Tolerance Won in Indonesia but Lost in India  Foreign Affairs MagazineIndia and Indonesia both have the foundations in place for pluralism to defeat intolerance, but it is up to parties and politicians to make the most of them.
AP-NORC Poll: Americans rarely seek guidance from clergy  Religion News ServiceDETROIT (AP) — Timothy Buchanan says he never consults clergy about important decisions, but it's not for lack of faith: He regularly attends a ...
Orthodox newspaper’s editor calls African religions ‘primitive’ and gay rights movement ‘evil’  HaaretzThe chief editor of The Jewish Press, an Orthodox newspaper, has repeatedly used his Twitter account to make racial comments and excoriate the gay rights ...
The Guardian view on religious liberty: the freedom to be wrong  The GuardianConservative religious believers, of whom there are perhaps 4 billion in the world today, mostly Christians and Muslims, still suppose that homosexuality is sinful ...

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