Breaking news from 1500 BC
7th October 2011
THE GOD JEHOVAH WAS AN ACTUAL MAN:
THE ELOHIM WERE PIRATES WHO COULD WRITE AND CALLED GODS BY THOSE WHO COULDN'T
for Willem Dragstra
We shall not cease from exploration,
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
T.S.Eliot, Four Quartets: Little Gidding
All the gods are deified men
Euhemerus, 3rd century BC
To see clearly as far into the future as possible, it is necessary to
see as far back into the past as we can and, most especially, determine
what has been hidden from us, or distorted and changed to our detriment.
What was it the folksinger sang? "You can't know where you're going if
you don't know where you've been."
Use the word "past" and most people focus on last week, or last year.
Old geezers like me jabber on about decades long gone; skilled
specialists can grasp 20th century histories of their own professions;
and classically trained experts can easily recall principles established
in epochs unknown to most ordinary folks.
Most of us have a dim recollection that America was founded on a
framework used by the Romans of a Senate and an aggressive military
policy. Fewer still know that the Romans built their first republic and
then empire on the Greek model, and that's where most of us hit the wall
of ancient history knowledge: the Greek classics, the Egyptian pyramids,
and some odd statuettes from Mesopotamia and India.
Complicating all known facts about the ancient world are the holy books;
though more myth than history, they nevertheless sway millions of
adherents to their own versions of world events. Thus, the very
foundation of our reality remains obscured and confused by competing
religious systems, all of which have conspired to deliberately destroy
our real history for their own benefit.
Three authors' portrait of the past
In discussing the work of little known writer Henry Binkley Stein, it is
necessary to reference the controversial conclusions of maverick
historian Immanuel Velikovsky and Princeton professor Julian Jaynes to
create an incredibly vivid and heretofore virtually unknown snapshot
of the literate world in 1500 BC, the exact time at which humanity's
most ancient legends were all formed and codified. This missing piece of
historical perception is significantly illuminated by Stein's two short
essays "Thirty Thousand Gods Before Jehovah" and "The Axe Was God"
[both attached at bottom]
Although still ignored by mainstream science, Velikovsky's "Worlds in
Collision" was a sensational success in the 1960s, postulating that the
planet Venus assumed its present orbit only around 1500 BC, when it was
expectorated by Jupiter, passed by Earth causing great destruction, and
crashed into Mars, which then was closer to the Sun than Earth; knocked
out of its orbit, Mars thereupon also passed by Earth to its present
orbit, also causing great destruction. These events are known to us in
the Hopi legends as the blue and red star kachinas (which were one-time
events that do not recur).
Jaynes' classic "The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the
Bicameral Mind" (1976) analyzes the dual mode of consciousness that
seems like outright and open schizophrenia in one of the world's oldest
books, "The Iliad", the story of how the ancient Greeks destroyed the
ancient citadel of Troy. The Iliad is the story of a tribe called the
Illi, also called the Els. The way Stein tells it, the Illi, the People
of the Islands known in Homer's work as Trojans ruled the world
before the invention of writing.
The general consensus about the creation of the Old Testament is
reflected on a popular religious website. "The first recorded instance
of Gods Word being written down, was when the Lord Himself wrote it
down in the form of ten commandments on the stone tablets delivered to
Moses at the top of Mount Sinai. Biblical scholars believe this occurred
between 1,400 BC and 1,500 BC . . . almost 3,500 years ago."
"The superstitions of the natives were utilized for the mastery of the
country and the Illi played the role of the gods," Stein writes.
The People of the Islands
"The greatness of classical Greece was due to the culture of the Illi,
which for the first time in the history of the world was made available
to the public," Stein explains.
"Cadmus, the 'Phoenician God' who brought the alphabet to Greece and
founded Thebes, may have been a god of the serpent cult who opposed the
sun cult and broke the bonds of secrecy that surrounded all the
mysteries of the Illi by making written language available to the
public." Remember, in those days, the words 'god' and 'king' were often
An eerie chill will pass over you when you realize the linguistic legacy
of the Illi lingers in thousands of words we use over and over again,
without realizing the scope and depth of their meaning, a tremendous
collection of words whose root is Illi.
They were the city builders, called civilii. The word hill. Castle,
capitol, gentility, nobility, fidelity, hostility, ability, utility.
Civilization. All these words have -illi as their root word. And
thousands of other words. Heidelburg, the Teutonic city of learning,
means literally burg of the high Illi. Even the word 'hello' derives
from a civilization time has forgotten.
But above all, the Illi were seafarers, traders in ships bigger than
those seen a thousand years later, always headquartered on a peaceful
island, from whence they explored the major rivers and built fortresses
on hills, dazzling the uncivilized populations with technological
marvels never before seen, foremost of which was writing, the
development of which led to a profound change in the behavior of
humankind, because it created the analog mindspace, from which all
knowledge and technology developed. Above all, the Illi extracted the
first fruits of every community with seemingly magical powers,
exemplified most vividly by the ability to communicate by writing.
It is possible to show, Stein writes, that all the gods of all the
nations bore the same surname, the name of Illi. The Aztecs were visited
by a white Illi, Quetzalcoatl, the plumed serpent. Illi is shortened to
"el" or "al", "la" or "le". They form the basis for over 200 of these
Babylon means gates of the Elohim. All the local gods were called 'Als'.
Mohammed framed the word 'Allah' from the article 'il' and the word
'al', thus 'ila' or 'Allah'. Levites followers of Els. Stein recounts
how these children of Israel were really nothing more than slaves,
because Jehovah kept selling them to the Philistines and others.
The forgotten civilization
Minoan civilization on the Mediterranean island of Crete was destroyed
by two cataclysms around 1500 BC, first a devastating earthquake and
then the famous Thera volcano on the island of Santorini, which darkened
the known world for many years. While cryptologists have deciphered the
more recent Cretan script, Linear B, the earlier language, Linear A,
remains impenetrable. According to Stein, this grand history that is
missing involved the civilization that seeded and controlled all the
ancient cultures, including Babylon, Egypt and Greece. The legendary
founder of Egypt was Menes; the legendary king of the Island of the
Blest now known as Crete was Minos (hence Minoan civilization).
Stein writes, "The house of Atlas ruled the world in the age before the
beginning of written history, approximately 5000-2000 BC."
"The Greeks had a myth about the Hyperboreans, or the people who lived
beyond the North Wind. Thomas Moore wrote a poem called the Song of the
Hyperborean. Pythagoras claimed that he, spiritually, was a Hyperborean.
These Hyperboreans were a highly talented, musically inclined race of men."
"The house of Atlas furnished the first astronomers who charted the
stars and thereby the seas. They took the Zodiac from their homeland
isle so far as from Mexico to Chaldea. The Atlas Empire was primarily an
empire of the sea. Cities built on islands were unfortified. (Cnossus,
Phaestus, Tara). Cities built on continents were fortified. (Troy,
Babylon, Cuzco). The Atlantic Ocean took its name from the house of
Atlas. A city on the Gulf of Mexico was named Atlan. The Atlas Mountains
in Africa were also so named. The "Atl" syllable ending is found in the
names of nearly every god of Mexico."
Life in 1500 BC
"A fragment of the writings of Plato (400 BC) gives a peek at the
culture of the time of Atlas . . . The palace of Poseidon is described
as a stone building with silver roof and doors of gold. Inside there is
an ivory dome above a golden statue of a god standing un a chariot
driving six winged horses. This state was emblematical of the sun for
the gods were sun worshippers. Outisde there were hot and cold springs
surrounded by buidlings and trees and basins for the baths of the gods,
the kings, citizens, women, and last of all, horses and other beasts.
Waste from these baths was conducted to a grove of orchards and gardens.
Gymnasiums, race tracks, harbors and ships furnished a complement to the
Plato notes: "Wealth and possessions they considered a light load, for
they were masters of themselves."
A portrait of the ancient kingdom of Minos on the island of Crete was
written was the Greek poet Pindar.
All who have courage to remain steadfast thrice in this life,
And to keep their souls altogether free from envy,
Pursue the road to Zeus, to the castle of Chronos,
[In my Father's home are many mansions.]
Where over the Isles of the Blest ocean breezes blow and flowers
Gleam with gold; with bracelets of flowers they entwine their hands
And wreaths crown their heads.
Troy was the civilized city, the Greeks were the barbarians in ancient
days. Troy was the city of the gods. Apollo and Neptune had worked upon
its walls. Zeus was the supreme god of the Greeks. He came from Crete
and established the Oracle. Up until then, Greece was primitive . . .
No craft they knew, with woven brick and jointed beams to pile the
sunward porch; but the dark earth burrowed the housed like sunless ants
in sunless caves.
Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound
Jehovah was a man
"Cyprus was the home of the Adonai, the lords who ruled small cities on
the mainland. A local god was called Adonai. The name is joined up with
that of Jehovah in the word Adonijah, a Biblical surname. The story of
Venus and Adonis as told by Shakespeare is but a poetical sublimation of
the orgies held upon Cyprus and even at Byblos on the mainland.
"That Jehovah was a man; that Moses and Israel thought of him as nothing
else but a living man, is evidenced in many places." Many saw his feet,
hands and back but all were forbidden from every seeing his face a
paradigm operating in all religions: only the high priests get to see
the big god. [. . .] "many instances show that God ate and drank."
"Passages too numerous to quote show that the person of Jehovah was
concealed from the people," Stein writes.
"It was puzzling to know where the Israelites got their wealth to give
Jehovah until the following passage was found: 'But every woman shall
borrow of her neighbor . . . jewels of silver and gold and raiment, and
put them on your sons and daughters, and ye shall spoil Egyptians.'"
"At Jericho and other towns, women and children were utterly massacred,
all the houses were burned and only the gold and silver [was] brought to
the Lord. To what benefit was gold and silver to the Lord if not to
trade? From the hilltop down the river to the islands prompted the words
of Isaiah: 'Keep silence before me, O islands, and let the people renew
"In other words, the draining out of the country of the gold and silver,
the first born of the beasts, the first fruits of the land, not to say
the first born of the people, was too much for the people. The islands
grew richer, hence the prophet said let the people renew their strength.
'Be still, we inhabitants of the Isle; thou whom the merchants of Zidon
that pass over the sea have replenished . . . the harvest of the river
is her revenue and she is the mart of the nations.'"
A prehistoric racket
"The El or god was never present when the gift was made. It is typical
of all myths that no man could live and see the face of god. Thus
possessed of the secrets of writing, of fire and lightning, of bronze
making, and even the secret of his own identity, a god could easily
dispose of any recalcitrant victim. Thus thirty thousand gods from
thirty thousand hills disgorged the people of their first fruits and
sent the cream of that down the rivers to the islands."
"But it was from Crete that the Sophists came and taught that there were
no gods and never had been any. And Crete was the home of the gods."
To savage and barbarous tribes the first appearance of men whose
mechanical inventions, whose superior knowledge of the arts of life,
nay, whose exterior advantages of garb and mien indicate intellectual
immanence till then neither known nor imagined presents a something
preternatural or divine. They yield as to a teacher not succumb to an
Edward Bulwer Lytton
"Such is the way the Bronze Age conquered the Stone Age," Stein writes.
"With superior weapons and a Machiavellian understanding of the
superstitions of the people and the inclination to take advantage of them."
Aryan Gods of Mexico and Peru
Why did the Inca and the Aztec know that white men would return? Only
one answer: because they'd been there before. The white gods taught
their ancestors how to farm, weave and build with brick. How do you
think all those pyramids got built all over the world?
"The myth of the Incas relates that their rulers came from the 'Island
of the Sun.' The cult of the Sun was universal for the Els had
circumnavigated the globe. Standing opposed to this cult was the much
older and more savage cult of the serpent."
" . . . the people of Peru worshipping the dissevered head of Tupac
Amaru (their emperor god) who was foully murdered by the Spaniards, can
only be likened to the followers of Christ at his crucifixion.
And then there are the red-haired, blue eyed Peruvians.
The God, Jesus Christ
In Revelation III Christ speaks of "the Amen," using the word as a noun,
calling them the "faithful and the true". . . . The Amen or Ammon were
the secret rulers of the world, the same who controlled Alexander and
told him to found the city of Alexandria.
"Beyond the history of Masonry there is unwritten evidence that the
lodge is the product of the religion of Bel or Baal. Christianity and
Masonry join up in agreement on antediluvian mythology, yet Masonry
differs from Christianity in doing no proselytizing, in doing no
healing, in avoiding many of the emotional disturbances common to
"Masonry acknowledges the Great Architect, makes morality a skill and a
training not a miraculous conversion. Hiram of Tyre was a worshipper
of Baal (History of Masonry) and knew not Jehovah. Hiram belonged to the
Napthalia or the priests of the apron or the linen. Hiram's craftsmen
built the temple for Solomon, who had no craftsmen. Solomon was
practically converted to Baal for he admired the higher cult and Jessica
(?) introduced the worship of Baal to Jerusalem. This Jehovah would not
stand for, for he above all was a "jealous" God. Hence the line of
Solomon was to be destroyed. As a matter of fact, Jehovah's jealousy was
the destruction and dispersion of the Jews, as Jehovah undertook to
wreak vengeance by bringing in the armies of nearby nations."
The Serpent and the Cross
"The story of the Garden of Eden and of Adam and Eve is but the
sublimation of the story of the struggle of the snake worshipping
aborigines of the Euphrates valley against the gods of the Elohim, who
in Sumerian were termed the 'Ilu'. [Into the garden of Babylon . . .]
"the gods took the proletarians of 'forerunners of the gods' on
probation, to make 'like us'."
Anyone who refused was simply driven from the garden.
"There is a legend in Egypt that the Serpents robbed the gods of their
immortality. In Babylon the legend of Napishum (may be Utnapishtim)
states that the Serpents stole the ambrosia from the gods and the gods
lost their immortality. In India the god Indara was supposed to have
preserved the ambrosia from the snakes. In the Garden of Eden (Babylon)
the gods (Elohim) drove the Snakes (Adam and Eve and the Serpent) out of
the garden. Legend states that St. Patrick drove the serpents out of
Ireland (possibly the passing of the Druids who were Snakes) . . .
"The worst (or perhaps the best) happened; the gods interbred with the
snakes and lost their identity in the lands that they conquered. All the
countries we have mentioned took on a depressed condition and there was
not one that withstood the great world depression.
"Mankind in general, in the desperation of the realization of its own
incompetence, grasped at the god of the Israelites, and accepted him as
the ruler of the universe."
Velikovsky and Jaynes
The cataclysms of 1500 BC destroyed the home base of the Illi empire
that had the world for its oyster. The survivors spread everywhere, and
everywhere established their own formula for civilization. The Stone Age
mindset Jaynes describes was a nonreflective, robotic response to stated
instructions with no comprehension of reading. What was told to them
could echo in their minds for years, which is why, for a thousand years
or so, statues could speak to them, as some religious zealots insist
they can now. In this same mental state are contemporary humans who hear
the voice of God. One day soon, perhaps, humanity will realize that the
voice has always been a lie, a puppet show in which the God is never
seen but everyone is forced to believe he is real, and, if you do what
he says, he will be on your side. But like the Jehovah of old, he'll
sell you into slavery at the drop of a hat.
Free me from this slaughterous priesthood, in which it is my office to
Euripides, Iphigenia, 440 BC
"Today continuity of organization exists through the church of Rome, the
oracle of the Delphi, the priests of Ammon, to the House of Atlas on the
island of Poseidon."
After a discussion of how inbreeding destroyed the master race, Stein
"Thus today, even though we outbreed, we bear marks of deterioration. We
dwell upon the threshold of hysteria. The mental troubles that harass
the multitude are brought about largely by the universal system of
exploitation. When submerged races are not available for exploitation,
the descendants of the Illi exploit one another, and thereby increase
their mental ailments."
Stein blames the church for foisting artificial gods upon everyone.
"Who knows but that possibly the happy days of ancient pastoral Saturn
may return in our own machine age. In the days of Saturn, exploitation
was not felt. The fields were new and unfallowed. Likewise exploitation
was not felt in America when the land was new. Conditions such as came
about in Egypt and India were the result of the exploitation of the gods
who in turn made no effort to rationalize the superstitions of the
masses. Nor today can the church explain away its neglect, its failure,
its procrastination in the elimination of worldwide slums, the slums of
the Troglodites. Indeed the belt of rural slums in America is sometimes
termed the Bible Belt.
"All cities have slums. Evidently slums are need for a system of
exploitation to succeed. A populace cannot be continuously robbed and
not become poor. Thus indeed the Bible may say: 'The poor ye have with
ye always.' Yes, indeed, the poor we have; unless the system be changed.
And the church places emphasis upon the individual, who is helpless, and
forebears to mention the system."
The entire text of Henry Binkley Stein's "Thirty Thousand Gods Before
Jehovah" and "The Axe Was God" (a separate analysis of the latter work
will be done separately) is available here:
There are neither angels nor aliens, only consensual projections of the
human mind describing phenomena beyond human comprehension, as vividly
demonstrated by the creation of the Old Testament, interpreting
metaphorically astonishing events which dazzled the natives with
technologies and practices they had never before seen.
While everyone may recognize and be thankful for the forces that animate
our universe as the actions of a power beyond our comprehension and
that essence has been condensed into the world 'God' the scariest
thing of all to tell you is that there are no anthropomorphic gods and
no aliens who communicate to us in our own language. Any other viewpoint
is a projected delusion, guaranteed insanity, almost certainly put there
by somebody who wanted to make you think they were real.
The mere attempt to create gods is only an attempt to evade
responsibility for the actions of our own species. We must fight off
these pathological dragons of the past and future and take
responsibility for our own fate.
We have to save ourselves. No god is going to save us. As far as we can
see back in history, no god has ever attempted to do that, only to take
our money. Yet blinded by the light, we continue to believe and be
So we die. Big deal. The task then becomes to see how much real love we
can actually produce in a short period of time. Prayer and piety are for
fools; right action is the only answer. The way out of our dilemma is to
follow wisdom as old as time itself, best expressed by the Buddha in the
Hatred does not cease by hatred at any time; hatred ceases by love
this is an old rule. The world does not know that all must come to an
end here; but those who know, their quarrels cease at once.
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