Have you ever wondered what it would be like to realize one day that everything you thought was true is just a lie? That you lived in a constantly nourished illusion by those around you? That the reality is often diametrically opposed to the chimera that has been inoculated to you? That to find out the truth you have to forget everything you know? I didn’t, but I lived it.
I was born in a southeastern Romanian city, in the time of the Communism. Like most of the kids at the time I spent my holidays with my grandparents, who lived in a nearby village. My grandparents were simple, hardworking and God-fearing people. Being Orthodox Christians, they educated me in the Christian spirit, as it used to be. Every Sunday they took me to the church and at home they responded to my doubts naturally occurring in the mind of a curious child, as I was. As much as they could, because they didn’t fully understood their religion. I learned to read at three and a half years, so at five years I had finished reading my grandparents’ entire library, as well as the old books forgotten in the storehouse. Among my grandparents’ books there were several religious, including the Bible. Although I didn’t understand much at that age, I liked the stories of angels and the idea of a divinity that keeps watching us, protecting us from evil. But the Christian mythology never touched my heart, something inside made me reject it. I don’t know exactly what. Maybe the fact that I was required to love a God that I didn’t perceive with any of my senses, something not even the adults can understand, let alone a child. Or maybe it was his countless punishments.
Instead, Romanian fairy tales delighted me. Heroes, princesses, fairies, ogres and dragons. They were all part of a wonderful world, totally different from the biblical one. And real, from what my grandparents told me. They taught me that stories were happening in the distant past of our people. At the same time, they told me that the Christian legends were the pure truth, transmitted to us right through the Lord’s mouth. I tried to understand how the two mythologies could be real, although they had no common element. In the Romanian fairy tales I didn’t found angels, prophets or a vengeful god, and in the Christian legends I didn’t met heroes, dragons, ogres and fairies. My mind as a child could not understand how these two different worlds could represent the chronicles of the same past.
Soon I discovered The Legends of Olympus by Alexandru Mitru, like most children of that time, a book that combined the two elements opposite until then. The Greek myths also had heroes, monsters and princesses, like Romanian folklore, as well as aggressive gods such as biblical, demonic creatures and divinities-like angels. The more I tried to find a common point in these three mythologies, the more people around tried to discourage me. They kept repeating that everything was just a lie, the only truth being the one presented by Christianity. I was trying to believe them, but something stopped me. And it made me keep looking for the truth.
After the 1989 coup, masked as a revolution, Romania was invaded by a series of mystical, occult and so-called spiritual streams. I was officially acquainted with the supernatural, which I had only met until then in the accounts of the elders from my grandparents’ village. I quickly absorbed all the information that fell on my hand, from the UFO phenomenon and extraterrestrials to paranormal, occultism and other various mysteries. To my surprise, they matched to a certain extent with the myths that I knew, complementing them. Which led me to conclude that a seed of truth exists in mythology. All I had to do was to discover it.
Over time other religions, both ancient and contemporary, followed. In all I found common elements, which proved to me that they all contain the same characters and events, whether it was the mythology of the Incas, the African tribal cults or the Indian religions. They were like pieces of a huge puzzle, of which many parts were missing. But especially the glue between all those religions, without which the puzzle still remained incomplete. And this „glue” was the Sumerian religion. In the Sumerians gods I recognized the ones of the rest of the religions; their actions began to make sense, the puzzle pieces began to merge and the painting became visible.
Responsible for my desire to know the past was not just my passion for tales of gods, heroes and monsters, but first of all the curiosity. Ever since I was little I wondered who we really are, what our role on Earth is, why we are here, who created us, for what purpose and where we will end up after death. I have always known that the answers are buried in the distant past, waiting to be brought to light. And religions, no matter how well they filled each other, could not satisfy my curiosity. It didn’t seem logical to me that I we were created from dirt from some beings who live in the sky, who intervened in our lives indirectly, without ever showing up, and who often punished us for things most often irrelevant. Some all mighty beings, who made this huge Universe, did need us to worship them, to pray to them, to make them hymns and sacrifices? The world’s religions formed a painting, which, however, remained incomplete. That’s why I turned my attention to science, especially history and archeology. History, the main method of studying the past, had become one of my great passions since my early years. Nevertheless, science has failed to give me satisfactory answers. Like religion, it was generally based on suppositions, but presented in a more convincing manner. It seemed to be also illogical the formation of the Universe from an explosion of nothingness, which eventually led to the emergence of an absolutely casual life, a life that has branched out of a cell into millions of animal and plant species. Ilogic seemed to be also the hypothesis of human migration from southern Africa, which could not explain why the Stone Age savages traveled thousands of miles to reach extreme places such as the Polar Circle. I did not understood why only some parts of the ancient texts were considered historical, while fragments about supernatural beings, such as the gods, were described as myths. The best example is the lists of the Egyptian Pharaohs or the Sumerian kings, from which the gods and the demigods were completely ignored. Let’s not forget that scientists are the ones who misinterpreted the Mayan calendar, resemble panic among the Earth’s population through the erroneous prophecy related to the end of the world in December 2012. But probably most of the science errors are related to dinosaurs. The specialty textbooks contain hundreds of species, most of them invented. Only in the 1870s, the Marsh and Cope fossil collectors co-founded more than 130 species. Weird is also how scientists have managed to establish the lifestyle of dinosaurs only looking at a few bones. Just as is the explanation for the disappearance of dinosaurs, the scientists preferring to believe that it was because a giant meteorite that hit the Earth. Although we never found neither the meteorite killer, nor the way in which it could have succeeded in killing only the big dinosaurs, while transforming the little ones into new species, without affecting the mammals in any way. How can we accept the idea that, for example, Tyranosaurus Rex has transformed into a hen over time?
In addition, all the phenomena that science can not explain are considered to be highly suspect, and if there is no possibility of reproducing them in the laboratory, they will be declared observable errors and will be ignored to not interfere with the perfect order of the official theories. From this point of view, „the absence of evidence means the proof of absence”, which can only be a great absurdity. This is one of the great mistakes of the scientists, which Professor J. Allen Hynek called „temporal provincialism”: the goggles of the sufficiency that the official science has been compelled to wear for many centuries. In other words, in every age, all those who go to school gain the belief that the past scholars were wandering horribly in horror, but the ones in the present have brought humanity to light, discovering the true answers to all the great problems. What remains to be known is, at best, little insignificant details. This mentality is not recent, but characterizes us from ancient times. Here are some examples:
– Sextus Frontinus, an engineer at the time of the Roman emperor Vespasian, wrote about two millennia ago: „There are no more ideas for other new war machines and constructions; their perfection has reached the limit and I do not see how they could be improved”.
– It is well known the belief that all the heavenly bodies revolve around the Earth. When Galileo Galilei affirmed the opposite, the Inquisition forced him to withdraw his words. However, it seems that Galileo’s demonstration has not changed much in the mentality of the people of the early 3rd millennium. A 2010 survey revealed that 42% of Romanians, 41% of English, 39% of French, 35% of Germans, one third of Russians and 32% of European Union population still believe that the Sun is revolving around the Earth. Surprisingly, Americans are somewhat better at this point. In 2005, only 20% were followers of this idea.
– Leonardo de Vinci was convinced that everything he could find in mathematics had already been discovered by his ancestors.
– When the steam locomotive was invented, it was believed that, at a speed of more than 18 miles per hour, people would suffocate or their lungs will explode.
– In 1801, when the astronomer Piazzi observed the first asteroid in the sky, Ceres, the philosopher Friedrich Hegel „demonstrated” that there is no such thing. Some time ago, in front of the French Academy, Lavoisier had also argued that meteorites could not exist. His argument was: „There can be no stones from the sky because there are no stones in the sky”. Logical, right?
– The father of experimental medicine, the physiologist Claude Bernard, proposed in the middle of the 19th century: „Let’s close the doors. Nobody will ever equal the giants who invented the steam car”. Also, Napoleon III’s experts have shown that the electric dynamo will never spin and that all the electric motors are in fact variants of the mobile perpetuum.
– When Thomas Edison brought in front of the French Academy the phonograph he had invented, the scientist J. Bouilleaud said it was impossible and it would always be impossible for metal and wood instruments to reproduce the miracle of the human voice. What’s more, when the phonograph pulled out the first sounds, someone in the room tried to strangle Edison, who he believed it was a ventriloquist, shouting: „Here’s the secret of the invention!”.
– In 1875, the director of the US patent office presented his resignation to the Secretary of State for Trade, arguing that there was no point in staying in the post since all that could have been invented had already been invented.
– In 1877, the great chemist Marcellin Berthelot wrote: „The universe no longer has any mystery”.
– In 1895, the professor Lippmann advised a student, who wanted to become a physicist, to give up this idea if he didn’t want to become a loser. At that time, virtually all physicists agreed that „physics is a closed science”, in which no major discoveries were possible.
– Also in 1895, Lord Kelvin, the president of the British Royal Society, strongly affirmed that „flying with vehicles heavier than the air is impossible”. Many other personalities, including Simon Newcomb, shared his opinion. Lord Kelvin also stated that „the radio has no future” or that „X-rays will prove to be a fraud”.
– The physicist Heinrich Hertz, who gave his name to the radio waves, had written to the Dresden Chamber of Commerce that research into the electromagnetic waves that he had discovered would have to be discouraged, as they will have no practical applicability.
– One of the pioneers of the radiophony, Edouard Branley, decided in 1898 to drop his experiments, which he considered to be out of perspective, and to become a neighborhood doctor. He even instructed his governess to forbid his children to read Jules Verne’s books because „false ideas distort unripe spirits”.
– In 1923, the physicist Robert Millikan, Nobel Prize laureate, said that „it does not seem plausible for man to ever use the power of the atom”. Shortly before, Henry Poincare had said something similar: „Common sense alone is enough to tell us that destroying a city by disintegrating a pound of metal is an obvious impossibility”. In 1935, one of the first scientist who obtained the nuclear fission, E. Rutherford, was asked when this process could be used and his response was categorically: „Never!”. Winston Churchill also expressed his opinion later that „the atomic energy could be as good as our explosives today, but it’s unlikely to produce more dangerous things”.
– In 1932, the astronomer Moulton from the University of Chicago speculated: „There is no hope that the fantastic idea of flying to the moon will become reality, because of the insurmountable barriers that overwhelming earthly gravity puts”.
– At the begining of the 1940s it was widespread the idea that the planes would not be able to exceed the speed of 435 miles per hour. In a few years, that the speed of sound can not be exceeded. At the moment, we believe that the speed of light can not be exceeded.
At present, few think that we will also have a 22nd century science, 29th and so forth, and that our distant descendants will face problems they will not have answers to, that their theories will crumble the previous ones and that some phenomena, considered at some point „insignificant details”, will succeed after some time to change our vision of the world.
However, although in a continuous battle for centuries, science and religion seemed to blend perfectly, completing the painting that began to reveal itself to me more and more clearly. The Vatican has even scientists today, which demonstrates that the two can go hand in hand. And a large part of modern physics, especially the quantum one, is inspired by the Kabbalah of the Jews. In both religion and science, there was a need for a look beyond appearances, as well as a critical sense to remove the multitude of lies. Determined to uncover the mysteries of the world, I embarked on a long journey that would reveal a fascinating past of the Earth, so incredible that it seems to be on the boundary between fantasy and reality. I didn’t knew what I would discover when I started on the road and, above all, I didn’t knew that the answers I would receive would raise even more questions. All I knew was the feeling that the truth lies hidden in the mists of the past, waiting to be brought to light. Nothing guaranteed that I could be able to discover it, especially as many have tried over time without success. But every time I was discouraged by that thought, I heard the desperate cries of the past:
„Read, you children of the future, and learn the secrets of the past, so distant from you, but so close to their truth.” (The Papyrus Anana)
„Enoch, a righteous man, whose eyes were open by God, had the vision of the Holy One in Heaven, which the angels showed me, and from them I heard everything, and from them I understood what I was seeing, but not for this nation, but for one far to come.” (The Book of Enoch 1:1-2)
„But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end.” (The Book of Daniel 12:4)
„Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.” (Revelation 1:3)
„Therefore, I will not make this work known, which, however, will not prevent me from writing it (…) Then it can be kept in secrecy, until the time comes when it will be able to dare to come to light without danger or until it can be told to someone who has reached the same conclusions and embraces the same opinions that there has already been one, in some grim times, who thought the same as you.” (Sigmund Freud – Moses and Monotheism)
„That concludes my writings. Let them be keys to those who will come after me.” (The Emerald Tablets of Thoth the Atlantean)
To seek the truth, it is necessary to take into account the advice given by the high priest Bakhenkhonsu to the young Moses in the book Moses, the Rebel Pharaoh by Bernard Simonay: „Knowing one thing is not keeping it in memory, but to understand it. And to understand it, you must have the courage to reject your prejudices, sometimes even against what you think you know, what you learned from the earliest age (…) The older you get, the more convinced you’ll be that you have the truth. However, if you want one day to get close to this truth, you must be ready to reject everything that you have retained to open your heart to something else, to know who you are and why you were born. The purpose of your life will be to discover the secret that Maat (personification of truth, order and justice – A.N.) has placed in your heart. Only at that moment will you become a makheru, meaning that you will attain the state of the one who lives in harmony with the gods”.
The gods have spoken. All we have to do is listen to them, so we can dig up their secrets from the mists of the past, covered in oblivion. For „Nothing is concealed so that it is not revealed and nothing is covered, which will ultimately not be discovered”, as it claimed The Gospel of Thomas, discovered at Nag Hammadi. In this case, as the biblical God said in creation of the world, „Let there be light!”.