Maybe inescapably we come to the conclusion that the “ancient” civilisations we read about in conventional or “authorised” history are only ancient in our eyes, i.e. compared with the present. The truth is, we may believe, that there were civilisations far older dating from a remote past, so distant as to be “lost in the mists of time” as the expression is. Civilisations as we have said come and go: they reach a peak and thereafter tend to degenerate. Of course the problem is that we are unable to prove it as we do not have concrete physical evidence of these very remote peoples. But as indicated, we do have strong indications, which need to be examined, and not neglected. One of the most salient theses of the present study is to what extent…and how…did ancient races apparently acquire skills suddenly which transformed them into achieving feats (in various fields) which in many cases we cannot emulate now.
Perhaps, the word `suddenly` is misleading; maybe it only looks sudden from our perspective. Perhaps, as we have indicated, high achieving races inherited their abilities from a remote time, skills which might have lain dormant for millenia and then were “activated” in a memorable era. Maybe this esoteric and arcane knowledge was indeed imparted by mysterious figures, the “gods”, who originated not from earth. No-one can give compelling evidence, but on the balance of probabilities this viewpoint seems worthy of serious consideration. (More on this later.)
GOD AND EARLY MAN
All knowing and all powerful beings must indeed have seemed like gods to antediluvian man. The God of the Bible who spoke to man and directed him could have been one such being who appeared supranatural to existing humanity. In this sense, the Bible could be read as symbolic, as an allegory, as an echo of distant truths (not myths!) and whose narratives are essentially of historical validity. Naturally, conventional religious thinking will have none of this. The central core of this belief is that Adam and Eve were the first humans and that everything and everybody stemmed from this fact. We affirm that these two were indeed created – but by whom?God or the gods?
All the “significant” civilisations of the past (and some of the present) have traditions of an early time (a First Time) when powerful beings walked among them, powerful mentally and physically. All appear to speak of a time when gods and giants dominated – and often warred. This might just be pride in a distant ancestry – or it may not be just that but rather an echo, perceived dimly, of some deep-seated truth, related now as legend. All suggest primal races that in many spheres were superior to themselves, as modern man.
We have spoken earlier of the mystery of Atlantis: a land whose inhabitants, many hold, gave the rest of the world (as it then was) the benefit of their advanced wisdom and knowledge. Where did the Atlanteans get it? From what source was it derived ? From the gods? Whoever they were. Were they (the Atlanteans) THE primal race (who derived wisdom from elsewhere)? There is however no conclusive proof that the land of Atlantis ever existed – but there are many theories – orginating with Plato. It is interesting to note that in modern times the American “seer” Edgar Cayce, in about 1940, spoke of Atlantis being populated about ten million years ago, that many changes took place in 200, 000 years of its culture and that it was finally destroyed after the last great cataclysm in about 10, 000 BC.
The end of Atlantis was the beginning of Egypt, Greece and the Incas. There is the intriguing story related in Plato`s REPUBLIC where we read of the Greek philosopher Solon visiting Egypt and asking some of the priests there about antiquity. One aged man replied that there had been many destructions of mankind ….especially by fire and water. You, he said, remember one deluge only but there have been many more. There once dwelt in your land the fairest and noblest race which ever lived…you are descended from the remnant which survived.
It seems to me that the most important question of all (apart from creation) is: where are we going? If we stay with Cayce for the present, we can be improved, he believes, as a race. Largely, this concept arises from the growing awareness generally of the powers of the mind. Let us take the idea of psychic powers: these will be developed in the future, Cayce says, along with intuition and telepathy. But we must use these – and use them intelligently…or the fate of Atlantis may await…
The notions of time and space cannot be properly understood by the finite minds of humanity. They both remain mysteries….for the foreseeable future, at least. As Einstein pointed out time is not a constant and an individual uses it in his own way. As Cayce said, time is not the same to us all, nor is it the same to us at all times. Awareness of our past helps us to know the future. Our ideas of time, space, eternuty are as yet rudimentary, so we must study them for their value and as a key ,to our future inner life. We must avoid recrimination however, and with Cayce, try to examine our identity as a small part of a great Being and what this means to us as “children of God.” (Cayce was a committed Christian) .
Why we might ask has the new heaven and new earth not come about yet? Because, says Cayce, it is a joint project – the heavens and the earth are under the management of god and man.
We have looked at some of the ideas of Cayce because I believe he is an important figure in our context and because these ideas will help to inform our future chapters.
Like many of the utterances of Nostradamus, the predictions (and allusions) of Edgar Cayce are sometimes enigmatic. However, there is no doubt that Cayce did refer on more than one occasion to the quondam existence of giant beings and suggested that in the distant future, evolution might bring about the return or rebirth of giant creatures.
Geological and pictographical evidence suggests mankind did indeed live millions of years ago; some of the famed cities of ancient history and those mentioned in the Bible are now known to have existed far, far longer than had been thought. Maybe some of these cities, their walls and the vast stone monuments around the globe were built or designed by beings of unusual size. Not that there is no evidence, as perhaps is suggested by my use of “maybe”; there IS evidence, apart from constructions. There are skeletal remains and artifacts (as we have mentioned). Also can we discount the many stories of giants in so much ancient literature? That there has been giantism in earth`s past cannot be denied: dinosaurs are an example. Why not man? Scientific investigation has proved that exposure to radiation can result in unusual growth. (We have mentioned this before but it is worth repeating.) A particular set of environmental conditions is necessary, among which is a strong intensity of ultra-violet light.
It is generally accepted conventionally that the Sumerians were the first (or among the first) civilisation to develop intellectual skills, such as writing. Comparatively suddenly the Sumerians reached a peak of endeavour about 3000 years BC, which prompts many questions, the most important of which is: did they achieve this technical skill on their own or were they helped by another element – who could have been the “wise” giants.
We have to admit there are many unexplained constructions in the world, which suggest advanced and unusual beings had a hand in them. Very ancient writings tell of a First race of people who possessed great wisdom. They seemed to be of exceptional stature and resided principally in South and Central America. But there are legends around the world concerning giants. The reason for their demise is intriguing – and offered by many writers. Basically it was the advent of the Iron Age which heralded their doom. The reasoning is based on the fact that iron is strongly magnetic; (“precious” metals are not.) and may be capable of “nullifying man`s ability to detect radiation from (or of) the earth`s forces. “ (Norvill: GIANTS; p. 128) The iron age began about 1000 BC –just about when the giants and their wisdom declined. Norvill has an apposite summing-up: “if we decline to cast doubt on the Biblical texts, then we cannot disbelieve in the existence of giants”. (p. 152)
ANCIENT PEOPLES AND ANCIENT WISDOM
The more we examine with fresh eyes the annals of ancient history, the more we are struck by the “intellectual sophistication” (Schoch, VOICES OF THE ROCKS, p. 66) of these ancient peoples and “their striking powers of observation,” (ibid) ; people who were in many ways superior to us now, both intellectually and physically. Above all. It seems they were fascinated by the heavens, observed the sun, skilled in the transportation of huge slabs of stone, out of which they constructed mighty monuments. “It might well be, “ as Shoch says, “that these vanished people are in fact among the ancestors of the ancient Egyptians and that they brought their finely tuned astronomical sense to the cultural and religious mix…” [resulting in the Pyramids and Sphinx].
Where did this intellectual sophistication come from? Was it simply by natural progression or did the Nephilim (as we have suggested earlier) interfere in evolution , using a combination of human genes and their own to create a manipulable being.? The rapidity of man`s progress (compared with other creation) is what gives us pause. As Freer suggests, the first of our kind were produced by biological engineering, not mating, and the gestation was provided by Nephilim females . (See p. 55) We have to deduce that some “specimens” (of humanity) were “better” than others who were allowed to mate; “inferior” models were perhaps “expelled” into more primitive conditions. When eventually a satisfactory mental and physical specimen was produced, it was named Adapa, later transmuted into Adam in the Hebrew of the later Scriptures. This new creature was basically created to fulfill the needs and wishes of the master race.
I grant that some of this matter may seem less than credible – but think of the giant strides made in many spheres in recent years. If we had evolved and come to maturity like the Nephilim many thousands, even millions of years ago – where could we be now? In the field of genetics progress has been astonishing: on the threshold of designing a new human being. One day, it will not be beyond the bounds of possibility, that relative immortality will be achieved!
A MUTANT SPECIES
The conclusion is that we are a mutant species: “we are Homo Erectus-Nephilimus” (p. 64, BREAKING THE GODSPELL). We are indeed a genus with not only bicameral genetics but of bicameral mind as well so that a portion of our psychological makeup is derived from a higher Nephilim source. Accordingly we are concerned with our origins and our future; to do this properly we must re-think the accepted chronology of our past. The central role of the Nephilim as our creators and as the masters of our ancestors we now can understand – or appreciate. It may be claimed that religious dogma (and faith) inhibited this realization. It is only recently that humanity has begun to try to self-discover itself. The knowledge so gained needs to be assimilated well and quickly to affect the quality of our future. (A subject that will be discussed later.) It is clear for instance that our present focus is upward, in space travel, for our creators were travellers from outer space and we possess an atavistic yearning to discover and learn more – heavenwards. As Freer so cogently says, “Those who can achieve an adult perspective will welcome the passing of the mysteries of our genesis and having learned the racial `facts of life` will go on to mine the past and re-interpret the present to create the future”.(p. 86)
CONCEPTS OF DEITY
The central concern of this study is gods and giants. As such it behoves us to reconsider some of our preoccupations; those with phrases like “the gods” and “the sons of the gods” principally in Genesis, but also in other (more ancient) writings, Sumerian, Egyptian, and so on. According to some schools of thought, these “gods” (as we have suggested) were Nephilim rulers, taskmasters. Consequently, the Deity is but a concept deriving from the relationship of the ancient Hebrews to their then Nephilim ruler. It is in this context that the ideas of Sitchin are important (and which will be considered later.)
Religious believe is faith : not capable of proof; we are aware of the innumerable unanswered (and unanswerable) questions about theology, evolution, creation and so on.
It may be that some thinkers offer credible explanations. These explanations tend to run on the lines adumbrated above: that earth was visited in the remote past by space travellers who created or altered humanity for ever, so that for instance, Yahweh becomes (is) a humanoid. It may be that only when this thinking is developed properly (as has been done) that some of our basic questions can be coherently answered.
One of the main concerns in the above chapter is what seems to be the rapid acquisition of skills by the human race – with little or no apparent build-up or development over the previous centuries. We also noted how civilisations seemed to look back to a First Time when life was developing along virtually perfect lines. The idea of an Atlantean race who had somehow acquired great wisdom and technical skills, as a concept worthy of consideration in our context, is mentioned. Maybe more important than where, when and how we originated is the question: where are we going?
The fact that time (and speed) is relative as expounded by Einstein and expanded upon (in our context) by Cayce was next considered. The evidence for the existence of a very remote race of humans (or humanoids) is alluded to and in this connection we looked at the work of Shoch.
The prime importance of the Nephilim is again emphasised: their part in the development and evolution of homo sapiens, by means of biological engineering. The conclusion is that we are a mutant species, concerned with mundane matters but also with our origins and our future – this is why we look to skies and explore.
Finally, we examined the concept of deity (or The Deity) and of God/gods. Religion (like much of the discussion in Part 2) is a question of belief – and faith.
In the next section we shall be considering in more detail the idea of receiving knowledge from another (or other) world; the seeming conclusion that we have forgotten arts and skills once known to humanity:our “collective amnesia” as Hancock calls it. The contribution of Drake and Marston, influential thinkers and writers both, to our debate.
© A.B. Finlay Ph.D