Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Construct the Truck Campaign- An Outreach Ice Cream Truck

Construct the Truck Campaign was launched lately last week thru the Crowdfunding site, Kickstarter. The aim of this project is to build the first Ice Cream Truck in the Philippines that can serve clean and fresh ice cream from villages beyond the city limits. This campaign aims to raise $70,000 dollars in the next 27 days. Although this first attempt to use Crowdfunding sites is something new to me, in spite of all the odds that seem to hinder my desire to achieve this goal, it is my fervent desire to the best summer ice cream experiences for the Filipino children come hell or high water. Some facts about the Philippines: -The archipelago is composed of 7,100 islands. The three majors islands are Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. -The population density is 334 per sq. kilometers -50 percent of the population lives in urban areas (49,643,960) The median age is 23.2 -Currently, there are about 40 Food Trucks in the country. Ice Cream if not found in malls are still being peddled by foot power. -Most children are unable to be in the malls and has almost no access to clean ice cream Share your childhood memories of an Ice Cream Truck to the small towns and villages of the Philippines- help build an Ice Cream Truck and create sweet memories. Please visit and support this Crowdfunding Campaign at: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1001524082/an-ice-cream-truck-for-the-barrios-of-the-philippi

Saturday, July 25, 2015

The All Seeing Eye- The Eye Idols of Tell Brak

During the peak of the Anunnaki activities on Earth the rank and file sons of gods numbered to six hundred while three hundred of them were stationed in orbit servicing the shuttle craft. The Sumerian term for these non-terrestrial humans assigned in the heavens is Igi.gi which means “Those who observe and see.” In the city of Nagar (now Tell Brak), Northern Mesopotamia, archaeologists found thousands of objects and shrines they called the “eye idols.” Ancient texts and depictions describe how the Anunnaki used earth-orbiting celestial “seeing eyes”- modern day satellites if you will. The Intelsat IV series of communications satellites, launched from Cape Canaveral during the early 1970's, marked the fifth generation of geostationary communications satellites developed by Hughes Aircraft Company since the 1963 launching of Syncom II, the world's first synchronous satellite. Coincidentally, the Intelsat IV resembled the “eye idols of Tell Brak.” Sources: Genesis Revisited, Gunter’s Space Page, Wikipedia

Thursday, July 23, 2015

The Chaldean Genesis - Source Story for the Book of Genesis

The creation tale of Genesis is the edited version of a much older detailed Mesopotamian text, which in turn were an adaptation of the original Sumerian story. The original Sumerian account of creation was called Enuma Elish (When in the heights), or the Epic of Creation. Taken from its opening words, it became the most hallowed religious-political-scientific document of the land read and re-enacted in passion plays to celebrate the New Year in the ancient times. The clay tablets where they are written are prized possessions of the temples. The decipherment of the writing on the clay tablets discovered in the ruins of Mesopotamia more than a century ago led to the realization that texts existed that related biblical tales millennia before the Old Testament was compiled. Especially important were texts found in the ruins of the Library of Ashurbanipal in Niniveh (City in Ancient Mesopotamia/Iraq) indicating a tale of creation that matches, in some part word for word the tale of Genesis! George Smith of the British Museum who pieced together the broken clay tablets wrote and published his book, The Chaldean Genesis, conclusively establishing that there indeed existed an Akkadian text of the Genesis tale, written in the Old Babylonian dialect that preceded the biblical text by at least a thousand years. The various fragments found and pieced together added up to seven tablets; six of them related to the creation process; the seventh tablet is entirely devoted to the exaltation of “the Lord” – Marduk in the Babylonian version, the planet Nibiru on the original Sumerian writing. One can only guess that this seven –tablet division somehow is the basis for the biblical story into a seven-part time-table, of which six parts involved divine handiwork and the seventh is devoted to a restful and satisfactory look back at what had been achieved. The compilers and editors of the Old Testament, descendants of Abraham- a scion from a royal priestly family from the Sumerian capital of Ur , took the Epic of Creation, shortened and edited it and used it as the foundation of a national religion that glorifies the god Yahweh. In reality, the original writing from the source of Genesis accredited the creation of to a planetary god – Nibiru, whom the Sumerian always depicted as the Winged Disc. Compiled from Genesis Revisited

The Cherubim

Saturday, July 11, 2015

The Seraphim

The Seraphim Isaiah 6 New King James Version (NKJV) 6 In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple. 2 Above it stood seraphim; each one had six wings: with two he covered his face, with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. The common perception of the Seraphim is the concept of the European looking Angels, but the earliest usage of the term was ascribe to demons. In Sumerian mythology Demons are not necessarily evil since they work closely with humans and gods to hold at bay the forces of chaos. The word Seraphim comes from the plural of the Hebrew word “Saraph”, which means “to burn.” Could it be referring to the burning rocket engines of the god’s flying crafts? Since the earliest Sumerians must have seen their rulers in the skies represented their gods as “flying serpents” in their early writings. In Isaiah 6:1ff, the Seraphim is described as creatures with six wings and does not retain their serpentine form. They are described as if they now take the form of humans, with faces, hands and feet. It is also interesting to note that Lucifer being the “snake” in Eden has Angelic connections. In the Aztek culture, Quetzalcoatl is depicted as a flying reptile – the Feathered Serpent.

Beth-El

Ancient people pointed to the heavens (firmament) as the abode of the gods and associated anything coming from it as god-sent developing a tradition of recovering meteors and housed them in temples for the veneration of their patrons. Bethel The Ugaritic Divine Council and its gods met on a cosmic mountain at a place where heaven and earth, and were the two rivers intersected- this is the place where the divine decrees were issued from the tents of El. The Kirta Epic spoke of how gods lived in “tents (ahlm)” and tabernacles (mishkan). Baal, the overseer of El’s council held his meetings in the “heights” of Mount Sapanu somewhere in the mountain ranges of the abode of El. Baal’s palace in Sapanu is described as “paved bricks” that made Baal’s house “a house of the clearness of lapis lazuli.” Bethel Ugaritic: bt il, meaning "House of El" or "House of God", Hebrew: בֵּית אֵל, also transliterated Beth El, Beth-El, or Beit El; Greek:

Sunday, October 7, 2012

The Ladder Myth

The Ladder Myth
“And he dreamed, and beholds a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it.” The story of Jacob’s ladder seems to have been written without regard for the common understanding of the natural world. Whatever the true contents of the story was had been lost to the editors of the Old Testament. It is quite evident though that this story was deemed too important not to be included in the bible. That the popularity of the Jacob’s ladder story from antiquity seems to have reached different continents and may be connected to the World Tree stories from all over. Sacred narratives across cultures describe a previous World Age in which a colossal tree controlled the celestial landscape, joining heaven to earth. By climbing this tree primeval heroes and gods were able to visit Heaven and converse with the gods. A few examples herewith should suffice to show the original connection between the World Tree and ladder-to-heaven motifs.
An accepted universal belief in the ancient times held the belief that Heaven was fairly close to Earth, and that the Earth touched the sky. A luminous ladder stretched the sky which gave easy access to the celestial kingdom. By the stroke of one cataclysmic circumstance or another, the ladder-to-heaven eventually collapsed and the sky was uplifted to its present height (farther). According to the Anthropologist James Frazer, West African lore has it that “In almost all the series of native traditions there, you will find accounts of a time when there was direct intercourse between the gods or spirits that live in the sky, and men.” A similar belief in South Africa followed a tradition that the sky was solid and is connected to Earth by a ladder, rope, or chain. A ladder-to-heaven motif is also present in aboriginal Australia where in the Milingimbi people spoke of a ladder constructed from a fish-vertebra to connect to the sky. Chinese lore held that gods, fairies, and witches had regular access from the ladder-Earth connection. The Tlingit Indians of British Columbia also has a story of how the son of an Indian chief amidst his loneliness of losing a friend shot so multiple arrows to the star beside the moon one night until a chain of arrows formed to reach him from the star. After resting from night, the boy was surprised to see the next day a ladder reaching all the way to the sky stood before him.
The Melanesians have a story of how the hero Tagaro looked for his missing wife and son who had escaped to the Sky World. Tagaro shot powerful arrows to the sky. The arrow struck firmly to the Heavens and connected from one end to another until a chain formation of them connected the Earth. A Banyan root crept over it which anchored the Earth to Heaven and Tagaro with his bird was able to climb the Banyan root to the sky. In Chinese cosmology, as Michael Loewe documented, the World Tree was associated with the center of the world: “The concept of the cosmic tree which forms the centre of the world may be traced in Chinese literature from the Chan-kuo period, in various guises. Sometimes it appears as a single tree, such as the Fu-sang or the Jo-mu; later it is known as the beautiful tree whose growth stems from a pair of trunks, the Mu-lien-li. At times the tree is conceived as connecting the three worlds of heaven, earth and the Yellow Springs; and as such it may be compared to the ladder by means of which Fu Hsi and his sister ascended to heaven. As the Fu-sang, the concept embraces the tree up which the sun climbs and descends, once daily.”
One thing that rings a bell in my mind is the pre-diluvia story of the Tower of Babel constructed by a rebellious god with the aid of humans which was to give them access to and from the abode of the gods. In the midst of their construction, the major god was not please of what he saw and decided with a committee of gods to destroy the Heaven-Earth connection. Another place is the Land of the Til.Mun- the land of the Rockets, the Tree of Life situated in the Sinai Desert which was an off-limits place to the early humans for only the “righteous” people live there.
There are more myths from the world over that bespeak of a time when the world was connected to the Heavens. Are all these stories interconnected somehow and came from a single source? No one knows for sure.