Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Is Aztlan in Utah?

Belgian paleographer Antoon Leon Vollemaere thinks so. After reviewing a number of Aztec documents and doing onsite research, he surmizes that the "mythical" home of the Aztecs before they headed south to found a civilization in the Valley of Mexico was a lonely mesa near the juncture of the Colorado and San Juan rivers in southern Utah.
"After 3 years of study and investigations, we located in May 1991 (Vollemaere 1991d 'De mythe van Aztlán...' in Flemish) the three mythical places:
  • Aztlán, 'Land of the Herons', ancient homeland of the Azteca Mexica, must be situated in the region of Lake Powell (Colorado River and San Juan River, Utah), at least on Wilson Mesa and Grey Mesa, but probably over a larger area;

  • the beautiful and interesting White House cliff dwelling of Canyon de Chelly (Arizona) was certainly the historic (Teo)Colhuacan, the second mythical town of the Aztec migration; it was the 'residence of the ancestors (Colhua), or 'residence of the hill bending forward';

  • the Gila Cliff Dwellings (New Mexico) were one of the several Chicomoztoc's (Seven Caves or Seven Canyons), the third most important town of the Aztec migration to Central Mexico." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicomoztoc

Here is the the migration path of the tribes.

One of the tribes that migrated south were the CUILLAHUACA, or "the Ancestral People." He believes this group stayed north in Arizona and became the Moki, another name for Hopi. There is a Moki Canyon in Utah north of the San Juan where a number of ruins have been found.

"As we see, the tribe glyph (ethnonym) represents water, running first over a square surface, and then finally falling down. This clearly indicates a waterfall, a cataract, or a rapid. Therefore we must call this Aztec tribe more correctly People of the Rapids. If they are called Colhua, it should be better to designate them by the name of Acolhua, or Water (Atl)Colhua, an Aztec tribe who came later to the region of Texcoco in the Valley of Mexico.... Therefore we may suppose that the Cuillahuaca (Acolhua / Hopi), lived in the region of the rapids from the confluence of the Green and Colorado rivers in the north to Moqui [Moki] Canyon (north of Hall's Crossing) in the south. In that region there are found many Anasazi ruins, potsherds, and petroglyphs. The Mesa Verde and Kayenta potsherds belong to the period 1000-1300. In this period falls the first migration (1064) of the Aztec tribes to the south."

Vollemaere believes that the event that precipitated the migration may have been the 1064 eruption of the volcano north of Flagstaff, Arizona now known as Sunset Crater.

The above photo from the Cline Library archives at NAU shows pictographs (rock paintings) of shaman figures in Moki Canyon. http://www6.nau.edu/library/scadb/recdisplay.cfm?control_num=12156

Read more at Vollemare's website: http://users.skynet.be/fa039055/aztlnkat.htm

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

The Rez of the Body

To follow up on the post below The Resurrection of the Body? , I googled "resurrection of the body" and the first entry was The Catholic Encyclopedia. Under CHARACTERISTICS OF THE RISEN BODY:

"All shall rise from the dead in their own, in their entire, and in immortal bodies; but the good shall rise to the resurrection of life, the wicked to the resurrection of Judgment. It would destroy the very idea of resurrection, if the dead were to rise in bodies not their own. Again, the resurrection, like the creation, is to be numbered amongst the principal works of God; hence, as at the creation all things are perfect from the hand of God, so at the resurrection all things must be perfectly restored by the same omnipotent hand. But there is a difference between the earthly and the risen body; for the risen bodies of both saints and sinners shall be invested with immortality. This admirable restoration of nature is the result of the glorious triumph of Christ over death as described in several texts of Sacred Scripture: Is., xxv, 8; Osee, xiii, 14; I Cor., xv, 26; Apoc., ii, 4. But while the just shall enjoy an endless felicity in the entirety of their restored members, the wicked 'shall seek death, and shall not find it, shall desire to die, and death shall fly from them' (Revelation 9:6). "

Oh, what a pretty picture the Vatican minions have painted here. Sinners have no exit from their resurrected bodies, no chance for reincarnation and a second chance, no escape from eternal torment. This Boschian nightmare has inflicted untold psychological pain from the Middle Ages onward.

The Catholic Church is, I opine, responsible for more human misery than any other institution in history (other than the Bush administration ). ;-) From Torquemada and the Inquisition to the genocide of Native Americans and the burning of the Mayan codices down to our own day of sexually perverted priests and the ban on contraceptives that ultimately results in both dire poverty and death from AIDS, the Church has perpetuated its power by means of this warped mentality.

Isn't it ironic, though, that the Roman Catholic Church would insist on a corporeal resurrection but deny that Jesus lived a normal human life? No, he was the result of a virgin birth and died a virgin, apparently. Let's save that nasty sexual stuff for heaven.

Gary David

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Another Pyramid Mausoleum

I don't really know who is interred in this pyramid made of marble, granite, and glass located at the Magnolia Cemetery in Charleston, South Carolina. I'd bet he was a Mason though, because this southern city on the 33rd parallel is host to the "Mother Lodge" of the world.

See my article "Along the 33rd Parallel: A Global Mystery Circle" (fourth link down).

Thursday, March 15, 2007

More Pyramids in Arizona

Some of you might have already my article "The Great Pyramids of Arizona."

Here is some more pyramid lore connected with the state.

Charles Debrille Poston is known as the "Father of Arizona." http://home.southwind.net/~crowther/Dibrell/CDP.html
In 1863 he named the Territory of Arizona and obtained the signature of President Lincoln for its authorization. He was also responsible for the Congressional enactment that created the territory and was its first Congressional deligate. In a previous post I have discussed the significance of the name "Ari-zona." http://theorionzone.blogspot.com/2006_10_01_archive.html

During a trip to India Poston got involved with the Parsee religion and became one of North America's first Zoroastrians. He even wrote a book called The Sun Worshippers of Asia (1877).
Online book: http://www.hti.umich.edu/cgi/t/text/text-idx?cc=genpub;view=toc;idno=AJF4804.0001.001

He died in Phoenix (Valley of the Sun) in 1902. His remains rest in a pyramid-shaped monument at the summit of Poston's Butte near Florence, Arizona, where he had once hoped to build a Temple to the Sun.

George Wiley Paul Hunt served seven terms as Arizona's first governor between 1912 (the year of statehood) and 1932. He was a prominent and longstanding Freemason.

He died in Phoenix in 1934. His final resting place in Phoenix’s Papago Park is within sight of an archaeo-astronomical observatory once used by the Hohokam but now called Hole-in-the-Rock. The Hunt’s family mausoleum was constructed in the style of a white-tiled Egyptian pyramid.

The letter "A" as in Arizona is itself a pyramid.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

The Pyramids of St. Augustine

"The three Dade Pyramids, located at St. Augustine National Cemetery in Florida (above), are the oldest monuments found in the NCA cemeteries. Erected in 1842, the pyramids are 11 feet long on each side and constructed of coquina. Originally, each pyramid was covered with a stucco finish that has since deteriorated. The memorials were erected in honor of 1,468 soldiers who died during the Florida Indian Wars between 1835 and 1842. Soldiers killed during the Dade Massacre [sic] on December 28, 1835, are interred in the cemetery."


-The latitude of St. Augustine is 29 degrees 53 minutes.
-The latitude of the Egyptian pyramids of Giza is 29 degrees 58 minutes.

-Egypt is a land where the ancient pursuit of immortality was legendary.
-St. Augustine is where the alleged Fountain of Youth is located.
-Dade is an anagram of "dead."

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The Resurrection of the Body?

The Baptists and all the other fundamentalist Christians feel betrayed by this recent Discovery film http://www.jesusfamilytomb.com/, just like they felt betrayed by "The Last Temptation of Christ" and were vindicated by Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ." (See the first comment by a self-avowed extremist to my post "Iconography of the Facade of the 'Jesus Tomb'.")

IMHO, the doctrine of Resurrection of the Body is a ghastly notion, something akin to "Night of the Living Dead." Besides being contra-naturum, contrary to the laws of physics (and I don't think that even Jehovah Himself violates those, since He supposedly set them up), it is just an inane idea that the body would simply levitate into the stratosphere and be whisked off to eternity among the clouds.

At what point in the body's ever-changing form propelled through time does it ascend into heaven? At age 30? At age 10? At age 75? When the body dies? Is there some sort of cosmic mortician that makes the body pretty for heaven? As Eric Clapton sang after the tragic death of his son: "Would you know my name, if I saw you in heaven?"

No, the body and the ego are Maya, illusions shifting through the web of the senses, which themselves are a dream within a dream, to quote Poe.

Now, resurrection of the spirit, that's another matter. ;)

Gary David

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Remember the Cameron Conspiracy!

A bit of cyber-nostalgia from the late 90's:

Is James Cameron, producer of "The Lost tomb of Jesus," still carrying out a Masonic agenda after all these years?

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Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Pontormo's "Supper" Revisited

Author and researcher Gary Osborn has commented on the significance of the angles in the painting shown in the previous post. He provides us with angles drawn:

"Here we see that one of the knives on the table is perfectly horizontal while the other knife is angled at 23.5 degrees. The triangle surrounding the eye appears to be a reference to the Great Pyramid as its side angles are 52 degrees. It is truly significant that these two angles are featured in the same painting - especially one that has an all-seeing eye in a pyramid or capstone positioned above Christ's head.

"Time and time again, we see these two angles - 23.5 degrees and 52 degrees turning up together in these paintings - especially paintings from the 17th century. However, this painting is 16th century - which still fits the time period. The 30+ John the Baptist paintings I have found that feature the 23.5-degree references were painted between the 16th and 18th centuries."

23.5 is, of course, the angle of the tilt of the Earth's axis of rotation, or angle of obliquity. See Osborn's great work on the subject: http://www.freewebs.com/garyosborn/235degrees.htm

Also relevant is the round silver plate that echoes the golden orb that encompasses the triangle. Again it's a case of pyramid and circle, just like the icon on the facade of the reputed tomb of Jesus and his family.


Friday, March 02, 2007

Iconography of the Facade of the "Jesus Tomb"

Even before the airing of the Discovery Channel's program "The Lost Tomb of Jesus," the controversy tantamount to that spawned by The Da Vinci Code seems to be brewing. Here is the show's web site with the basic facts:

Here is a more comprehensive site:


What initially stopped me in my tracks was a photo of the facade of the tomb that supposedly contains the family of Jesus. This icon over one meter wide is sculpted into the rock on the south face of the antechamber. It is apparently unique among the tombs of Jerusalem.

First off, the entrance is not simply a rectangle but a Tau shape. For significance of this, see my article. http://www.redicecreations.com/article.php?id=65

What really arrested me, however, was the upwardly pointing triangle (chevron) over a circle. Look familiar? A circle within a pyramid? Is this the Masonic "All-Seeing Eye of Providence"?

Did the Knights Templar visit the grave of Jesus in the 12th century AD and record this iconography, later to be passed on through the traditions of Freemasonry? Speculation, perhaps, but intriguing nonetheless.

Listen to what Simcha Jacobovici, Director/Producer/Writer of the film, has to say about it.

Jocobovici also discusses a painting by one of Leonardo's apprentices, Jacopo da Pontormo (1494-1557). It is called "Supper at Emmaus."


The Talpiot Tomb as it's called is also known as "The Tomb of the Ten Ossuaries" (bone boxes).

1. Ossuary 80/500: "Mariamene e Mara” – “Mariamne, also called Master”
2. Ossuary 80/501: "Yehuda bar Yeshua” – “Judah, son of Jesus”
3. Ossuary 80/502: "Matia” – “Matthew”
4. Ossuary 80/503 "Yeshua bar Yosef” – “Jesus, Son of Joseph”
5. Ossuary 80/504: "Yose” or “Yosa” – a nickname for “Joseph”
6. Ossuary 80/505: "Maria"– a Latinized version of the Hebrew “Miriam.”
7., 8., & 9. Ossuaries 80/506-508 were plain, with no inscriptions.
10. Ossuary 80/509 disappeared before it could be checked for inscriptions and decorations. (The program supposedly provides evidence from what is called "patina figerprints" that this could possibly be the heretofore discredited Ossuary of James, brother of Jesus. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Ossuary)

Beside the bombshell approaching DC (viz. Brown's, not Washington) proportions that we have the bone box of not only Jesus but also his son, the name "Mariamene e Mara" has been identified by scholars as Mary Magdalene. The Gnostic "Gospel of Mary" has surely elevated her status in recent times

There is a lot more of this complex story to come, I'm sure. I will conclude for now, however, with an icon that in pre-Christian times represented the goddess traditions of the world: Inanna, Ishtar, Isis, Venus, Tanith, Aphrodite.

(Thanks to Steve Bartholomew: http://chargedbarticle.org/phoenicians_in_utah.htm.)

Was Mary "the Master," spouse of Jesus, also a reincarnation of Inanna?

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