Technology of the Gods
July 25, 2011 § 19 Comments
“And I looked, and, behold, a stormy wind came out of the north and a great cloud, with brightness round about it, and fire flashing forth continually, and in the midst of the fire, as if it were gleaming bronze.” (Ezekiel, 1:4)
The above painting, “The Baptism of Christ” by Aert de Gelder, was rendered in 1710.
Though religious scholars argue that such UFO-like representations in old works of art (of which there are actually quite a lot) are taken from the Bible’s many references to God’s showy appearance in bright clouds, whirling chariots of fire, whirlwinds and wheels, this protest only highlights the point that representations suggestive of ET presence date back further, and appear more plentifully, than many might imagine.
(Pictured below, Madonna with Saint Giovannino, by Domenico Ghirlandaio, 15th century.)
(Pictured below, “The Annunciation with Saint Emidius” by Carlo Crivelli, 1486)
Ezekiel describes being visited by a“great cloud with raging fire engulfing itself ” (1: 4) from which emerged four living creatures with the “likeness of a man” (1:5), a wheel beside each living creature (vs. 15). “As for their rings, they were so high that they were dreadful; and their rings were full of eyes round about them four(1:18).”
Each creature had “four faces and four wings” and “sparkled like the color of burnished brass.” One had the face of a man, the others, respectively, the face of an eagle, the face of an ox and the face of a lion.
Interestingly, we see similar animal-headed divinities depicted in far older mythologies. For instance, the lion-headed Sekhmet of ancient Egypt:
The bird-headed Horus …
….the bull-headed gods of Ancient India….
…and the Apkallu griffin from ancient Sumerian mythology:
Some Apkallu are depicted as humans with wings …
According to the Babylonian creation myth, these ancient Sumerian gods, known as the Annunaki (translating to “those of royal blood” or “offspring of the prince”) created humankind to serve them by tilling the land, but the humans rebelled and the Annunaki freed them because they were more trouble than they were worth.
According to the Sumerian tablets, which detail the culture’s religious beliefs, the Annunaki were said to have “helpers” which “acted as if alive, but were not.” In other words, by our terms, android/inorganic beings. The picture below are Sumerian artifacts said to depict “servers or helpers of their gods.”
These figures resemble modern day descriptions of “grey aliens” …
As do many ancient petroglyphs, such as the 5000 year old Australian cave wall renditions below:
The description of the Annunaki’s “helpers” sounds a lot like the Archons of the Gnostic Gospels, who were also described as being animated but without true life or spirit, inorganic by our terms. The Archons are said to be silent manipulators of humanity, whispering deceptive suggestions into our unconscious and feeding off the fear and confusion they produce with their psychological warfare.
As one alleged abductee on www.think-aboutit.com relates: “Our emotional adrenaline is like candy, or a drug to them. They can steal this from us by causing us to feel fear, to feel passion, hate, anger…” The same writer wonders if the ancient practice of sacrificing virgins to appease the gods was not perhaps related to this hunger for human energy.
Though admittedly speculative, it would explain an otherwise counterintuitive and weirdly prevalent practice of the archaic world.
Gnostic scholar and author John Lash relates:
“Physical descriptions of Archons occur in several Gnostic codices. Two types are clearly identified: a neonate or embryonic type, and a draconic or reptilian type. Obviously, these descriptions fit the Greys and Reptilians of contemporary reports to a T. Or I should say, to an ET.”
Other figurines of Sumerian deities depict distinctively reptilian types:
These tall, slim beings bare a marked similarity to some Native American petroglyphs (featured below) among whom stands, in this instance, a rather robot-looking individual:
Another Sumerian figurine depicts a very grey alien-like fellow:
The ancient Sumerian tablets known as the Lament of Ur describe an “evil wind” and a “great storm” as being responsible for the destruction of the great city of Ur. Many have wondered whether this does not describe dueling alien factions with advanced weapon technology. Certainly the “storm” described does not sound like your average man-to-man combat of the ancient world:
“Enlil [Lord of the Wind, a chief Sumerian deity] brought Gibil [Lord of Fire] as his aid. He called the great storm of heaven — the people groan. The great storm howls above — the people groan. The storm that annihilates the Land roars below — the people groan. The evil wind, like a rushing torrent, cannot be restrained. It attacks the weapons of the city and completely devours them…
“Alas, storm after storm swept the Land together: the great storm of heaven, the ever-roaring storm, the malicious storm which swept over the Land, the storm which destroyed cities … May that storm, like rain pouring down from heaven, never recur.
David Hatcher Childress, author of Technology of the Gods, suspects ancient atomic warfare, siting, among others, a discovery from 1947 (interestingly, the date of the alleged Roswell UFO crash,) which ran in the New York Herald Tribune:
“When the first atomic bomb exploded in New Mexico, the desert sand turned to fused green glass. This fact, according to the magazine Free World, has given certain archaeologists a turn. They have been digging in the ancient Euphrates Valley and have uncovered a layer of agrarian culture 8,000 years old, and a layer of herdsman culture much older, and a still older caveman culture. Recently, they reached another layer of fused green glass.”
“It is well known,” muses Childress, “that atomic detonations on or above a sandy desert will melt the silicon in the sand and turn the surface of the Earth into a sheet of glass. But if sheets of ancient desert glass can be found in various parts of the world, does it mean that atomic wars were fought in the ancient past?”
Childress adds that geological processes don’t account for the exact nature of these ancient sheets of desert glass:
“Lightning strikes can sometimes fuse sand, meteorologists contend, but this is always in a distinctive root-like pattern. These strange geological oddities are called fulgurites and manifest as branched tubular forms rather than as flat sheets of fused sand. Therefore, lightning is largely ruled out as the cause of such finds by geologists, who prefer to hold onto the theory of a meteor or comet strike as the cause. The problem with this theory is that there is usually no crater associated with these anomalous sheets of glass.”
Ancient Indian literature is rife with references to flying vehicles (called vimanas,) weapons of mass destruction and sophisticated technology.
The following excerpt from the ancient Indian epic, the Mahabharata, details a blast that seems uncannily atomic:
“Gurkha, flying a swift and powerful vimana hurled a single projectile charged with all the power of the Universe. An incandescent column of smoke and flame as bright as the thousand suns rose in all its splendor […] The cloud of smoke rising after its first explosion formed into expanding round circles like the opening of giant parasols…
“It was an unknown weapon, an iron thunderbolt, a gigantic messenger of death, which reduced to ashes the entire race of the Vrishnis [ancient Indian clan with royal/divine bloodlines] and the Andhakas [Hindu demons]…
“The corpses were so burned as to be unrecognizable. The hair and nails fell out; pottery broke without apparent cause, and the birds turned white. After a few hours all foodstuffs were infected…A thick gloom swiftly settled upon the Pandava hosts. All points of the compass were lost in darkness. Fierce wind began to blow upward, showering dust and gravel….
The earth shook, scorched by the terrible violent heat of this weapon. Elephants burst into flame and ran to and fro in a frenzy… over a vast area, other animals crumpled to the ground and died. From all points of the compass the arrows of flame rained continuously and fiercely.”
Could the “fire and brimstone” that God rains down on Sodom and Gemorrah have been a nuclear detonation? Abraham looked toward the city and “lo, the smoke of the country went up as the smoke of a furnace.” (Gen. 19:28)
Interestingly, Genesis also describes a rather speculation-inducing incident, detailing the interbreeding of fallen angels (ETs?) with human women:
“When men began to multiply on earth and daughters were born to them, the sons of God saw how beautiful the daughters of man were, and so they took for their wives as many of them as they chose. […] The Nephilim were on the earth in those days—and also afterward—when the sons of God went to the daughters of men and had children by them. They were the heroes of old, men of renown.” (Genesis 6:1-4)
In The Book of Enoch (an ancient manuscript from Old Testament times, ascribed to Enoch, the great-grandfather of Noah) details the goings on of these fallen angels, called Watchers — as they were sent to “watch over” earth. (Enoch is cross-referenced in the Bible as a 365 year old man who “walked with God,” and afterward “he was not, because God had taken him” (Gen. 5:24).
According to the Book of Enoch, the Nephilim plundered the earth, causing great violence and perversion, at the height of which the great flood was sent to sweep the earth clean.
“The Book of the Watchers” and “The Book of Giants” (From The Book of Enoch) describes this hybrid human-Watcher offspring as giant savages who taught mankind about weaponry, cosmetics, sorcery, astronomy, reading and writing…interventions which displeased God.
This same idea of godly intervention vs non-intervention recurs commonly throughout the world in mythology…perhaps most famously echoed in the tale of Prometheus the titan (interestingly, also a giant), who gave mankind the power of fire, only to be punished by Zeus with the eternal torture.
Many Christians have begun to wonder if ETs are not actually demons, but few have asked the question: were the demons of old ETs to begin with?
Is it a coincidence that satan is described as “the dragon?” Could satan be a symbolic stand-in for reptilians?
Interestingly, the Gnostic Gospels describe a revisionist form of the Garden of Eden story, in which the true creator God is distinguished as distinct and different from the gods who interacted with humanity after their creation, none other than the Archons.
The idea that aliens have been among us since ancient times is known as the ancient astronauts theory. Exhibit A: a 5000 year old suspiciously spaceman-looking figure found in Kiev:
Exhibit B: Astronaut-looking fellows in an Italian cave, dating back to 10,000 BC:
I tend to see epics like the Bible the same way I see the mythologies of all great cultures: stories of our ancestors worth studying for clues to our history and existence, containing truths which may be more allegorical, or, just as possibly, more literal than we allow ourselves to contemplate.
All possibilities should be considered.
From tales of the Sumerian Annunaki to the Gnostic Archons, from the Native American Star People, who came down from the skies to teach their tribes knowledge, to the ancient Egyptian gods who showed the priests astronomy — from the gods of ancient India, who traveled on flying chariots, to the God of the old Testament, who arrived on blazing whirling clouds with rings of eyes….something is going on.
Perhaps the idea of a heavenly war is not so farfetched as many a secular skeptic has believed. As Alison Goddard writes for the Times Higher Education, there have been reports of a series of mysterious explosions in outer space:
“British scientists hope to solve the mystery of gamma bursts soon. When a burst of gamma rays was detected in the sky in 1967, scientists at the Los Alamos laboratory thought that it was due to covert nuclear weapons testing. The discovery was not reported to the world until 1973, by which time many such bursts had been picked up by satellites designed to look for violations of the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. The data showed that what could have been nuclear explosions turned out to come from outer space. More than 30 years later, gamma ray bursts continue to baffle scientists.”
The experts, in this case, have only theories.
Truth, as they say, is often stranger than fiction and, as science fiction author Arthur C. Clark said, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”
Awesome collection of images and quotes! I believe there is definitely something to this theory, and have read several books on it. Amazing how “Dreamers” connect in multiple ways… this made my (so far terrible) morning much better.
Lovely! Thanks for telling me! I agree about dreamers connecting in multiple ways… Glad you connected with this post. May your morning continue to improve in that spirit! That’s what Parallax is here for….and you telling me that just improved my morning. Oh, the beauty of it! TC
Hey, I added you a few weeks ago and I must say I love the topics you’ve written about so far! While I never expected to ever write a comment to you, I’ve always enjoyed your work and execution. However, I just could not contain myself when I read the title of this recent excursion into a topic I absolutely love reading about. Ironically, I’ve been falling asleep to “Ancient Aliens” on Netflix for the past few weeks. While I hate to admit that although I was raised Catholic, deep down I’ve always felt that what we know about the creation of the world and even our evolution may have been tampered with by beings “not of this world”. Unfortunately, there is a stigma in the scientific community and even in our society today which view the possibility of such events and existence of such beings to be merely the work of our imaginative and misinformed ancestors. I recall one summer night when I awoke from a deep slumber, that I was pulled towards the window by a strange force of curiosity and to my surprise, lo and behold, a sight that I will never forget emerged from the distant tree line. While I could not explain the origin of the sight, it was unlike anything I have every seen before and since (except in the pages of UFO books that I frequented occasionally as a child). Ever since that day, I’ve always felt like there was something different about myself and my place within the universe, let alone the world. And believe me I don’t even mean to sound vain, but whatever it was, it really changed something within me; whether it merely opened my mind to the possibility of aliens, or whether it instilled in me the motive to always question my senses and the knowledge presented to me. As we move into the future and our technological capabilities improve exponentially, I often wonder when we will truly know and understand the nature of this universe or even dimension we inhabit. I believe though without a doubt that we are not alone, you don’t need an equation (Drake) to know that the probability of life thriving in such an enormous expanse is greater than ourselves. Just the other day there was an article in the national geographic that explained the existence of a blackhole in space that was engulfing water. First of all, what the hell is water doing in space? And second of all, the amount of water it was taking in was equal to 140 trillion Earth oceans. With that said, the amount of water in our universe may be more than we would have ever expected. And who knows, maybe these beings or “ancient gods” don’t even need water the way life here on earth does. I could talk about this all day, but I’d hate to barrage your wall like this, especially on my first comment, so I apologize and I compliment you on your awesome-ness! Very intriguing stuff, please keep it up!
Thank you so much for your great feedback and stimulating thoughts. Please share again and offer your musings — that’s what the forum is for! 🙂 I am so thrilled you enjoyed this theme…I have to admit it has uncovered a whole underbelly of conspiracy theory leads and questions and connections for me which I won’t lose interest in simply because I’m done with the post. I bet there will be a part 2 at this rate. What a fascinatingly layered and complex subject, full of so many trapdoors into new and unexpected territory. I too saw a UFO as a teen…it didn’t look like any UFO I have ever heard described by anyone else. Maybe I’ll include that story in part 2 😉 Thanks for stopping by. Comments like this are very fueling! On on. Dreamers unite! TC
I enjoyed reading this comment! I am totally with you! Why didn’t you think there was water in space before though? Saturn’s rings have large deposits of ice. I Have witnessed something incredible before too.. and more than once. I wasn’t alone for one either so I had a co witness. It looked like two large balls of fire/light in the sky (not like an airplane or star) that moved incredibly fast but they moved quickly as if gravity didn’t have effect on them. They weren’t very far away and they moved very slowly in the sky overhead of my friend and I, we pointed at them. One whipped away quickly but not across the horizon, it backed away like upwards and out. The second one stayed a little longer. We both just watched in amazement for about twenty seconds and ran after it. I kicked myself for not having a camera ( we always do usually) We followed towards it to try and see better but once it started to go it exploded away like the other.
Hello Tai! This is Gustavo as usual we are on the same page! I have been spending many hours reading and watching a lot of free info on ETs and ascension etc from a website called divine cosmos you might be interested in! I also saw two two ufos one in Mexico and 2 hrs outside of LA in the high desert! Much love my dear friend! Gustavo 🙂
Gustavo, I remember that story, it was fascinating. If you ever feel like sharing it on this forum with our readers, I’m sure they would be interested. Glad you like the post, my friend! I must say, I find the topic ridiculously enthralling. Dreamers unite! TC
I like the idea this leaves me, I’ve never thought the possibility of aliens back in the “god” days, nor a war of aliens fighting on earth soil. Looking at it with a logic mind, I feel it makes way more since then older theories. Aliens created us as, I’m guessing, slaves. They fought over, insert any reason to fight, and ended up leaving for some reason unknown. Two things keep me doubting both sides. First, if this is true: explain how elephants were catching on fire, evolution claims they weren’t elephants back then? Second, If the older green fused glass actually exists, then I’ll be believing a little more. Still its an idea worth pondering about and like I said it makes way more sense then our older theories.
… elephants have coexisted with human beings and their precursors for millions of years
We must not forget that the ways of thinking of the ancient mind is different from it now. The progress from the primitive thinking to the magical to the religious activities to the scientific thinking walked in a very long path that mixed a lot of knowledge and made them appear as strange. But I am sure that every thing came to the mind was inspiration from something real. A heavenly war is simply a war that will happen on earth after many generations.
I was just checking out your page and found it interesting. One thing I thought you might find interesting was something I learned in anthropology and has ties to psychology. That across cultures there is always an idol or father type figure whether it be god, aliens, or an actual father to which we refer. You may notice this when we are scared, anxious, or don’t know the answer and look for something above us to try and find answers. The most obvious example is when a person in agony screams “Why god, why!” This is our default, from years of subconscious experience. W seek the same comfort as we had so many times as a child. I would suggest the role of aliens is no different. Religion once provided a dominant source of comfort as we were all someone’s children and protected under God. I think people are moving farther away from Christian ideals and therefore their minds need a new source of comfort for the unexplained.
However, none of this means I don’t believe in aliens. The sheer size of the universe or even galaxy practically demands there be more life in terms of probability. Although, that doesn’t mean it is intelligent enough to travel through space. Nor does it mean they would even care to (think Solaris). So for the small fraction who could potentially watch over us like an experiment, oh well. Isaac Asimov had a great short story about this (I cant remember the name) and those who became aware in the story chose death to escape. What else can one do? What makes me really sad though, is that so many television shows for instance aim at discounting the ability of man, suggesting aliens taught us and we apparently lack ingenuity.
Interesting! Good point. We definitely need to feel there is someone above us, someone out there that knows more than us. It’s archetypal for sure. Thanks for being part of the dialogue. 🙂 TC
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Thanx for the ideas and research shown above as it made my journey easier :] …i had been wondering for weeks on the idea “aliens conspiracy, to make humans accept them as god…”. And looking at these bible, quran, gita and other scriptures, its quite odd but matches the idea of alien been teaching human, guiding and shaping them to worship them….
Do share if you have any ideas or theories or maybe updates on changes of your perception .
Thank you for your positive feedback! I’m thrilled you found my post interesting/helpful.
It is a fascinating possibility, I agree. There is certainly reason to wonder, considering all the references in mystical literature the world over.
Something you definitely want to check into is the Gnostic Gospels (manuscripts written around the Bible times, which were not included in the official canon.) They make up their own mystical Christian tradition –with several very unorthodox twists! For one, there is mention of “Archons”—inorganic beings which sound very alien by today’s standards.
In the Gnostic version of the Garden of Eden, the “God” who bans them from Paradise is not the true God but one of these “Archons” masquerading as God! According to Gnostic texts, the Archons feed on human fear and definitely thrive on utilizing religious ideology as smoke and mirrors behind which to deceive and manipulate the human race.
Definitely a google search of “Gnostic” + “Archons” will yield hours of good clean conspiracy fun/research. 🙂
Also, the TV show “Ancient Aliens” might be of interest to you. It’s available on Netflix and airs every week, though I’m not sure when, as I don’t have TV and just watch it on Netflix.
I will likely write a “Part Two” to this post at some point, as there are so many more fascinating stories and facts related to this theory. Do consider signing up to receive notification of new blog posts (upper right hand corner of main page).
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