JESUS AND THE ANCIENT ASTRONAUT THEORY Sir Laurence Gardner
Extracted from Nexus Magazine, Volume 5, Number 6 (October-November 1998); forwarded by David H. Sandlin, firstname.lastname@example.org
The true Grail bloodline originated with the Anunnaki gods in southern
Sumeria at least 6,000 years ago and was sustained by ingestion of an
alchemical substance called ‘Star Fire’.
Bloodline of the Holy Grail is essentially concerned with the Messianic Bloodline as it has descended through the family of Jesus Christ down to the present day. It is also
concerned with comparing the New Testament Gospels with the first-
hand historical accounts of the era, as related in both the Roman and
Jewish archives. In this regard, it details how the eventual Christian High
Church corrupted and manipulated the early records to suit its own
Despite the contrived doctrine that Jesus was born of a virgin and was the
‘one and only’ son of God (definitions that did not feature in the original
pre-Roman texts), the New Testament Gospels of Matthew and Luke
actually give details of Jesus’ descendant lineage from David of Israel
and the Kings of Judah. This has led to the one question I have been
asked more than any other during the past months. The question (in its
various forms) asks quite simply: What was so special about this
Bloodline in the first place?
Given that the dynastic succession from Jesus has been expressly
prominent in sovereign and political affairs through 2,000 years – with
the family constantly supporting constitutional democracy against
control by the Church establishment – its status rests upon the fact that
Jesus was a lineal descendant of King David.
But, what was it that made the line of David so important, and so
different from any other? It was this very question which set me on the
trail for my next book, Genesis of the Grail Kings, which tells the story of
the Messianic line from the very beginning.
The Bible explains that the Bloodline story began with Adam and Eve,
from whose third son, Seth, evolved a line which progressed through
Methuselah and Noah, and eventually to Abraham who became the Great
Patriarch of the Hebrew nation. It then relates that Abraham brought his
family westwards out of Mesopotamia (present-day Iraq) to the land of
Canaan (or Palestine), from where some of his descendants moved into
Egypt. After a few generations they moved back into Canaan where, in
time, the eventual David of Bethlehem became King of the newly defined
Kingdom of Israel.
If viewed as it is presented in the scriptures, this is a fascinating saga;
but there is nothing anywhere to indicate why the ancestral line of David
and his heirs was in any way special. In fact, quite the reverse is the case.
His ancestors are portrayed as a succession of wandering territory-
seekers who are seen to be of no particular significance until the time of
King David. Their biblical history bears no comparison to, say, the
contemporary Pharaohs of ancient Egypt. Their significance, we are told,
comes from the fact that (from the time of Abraham) they were
designated as ‘God’s chosen people’. But even this leaves us
wondering, because, according to the scriptures, their God led them
through nothing but a succession of famines, wars and general hardship –
and, on the face of it, these early Hebrews do not appear to have been
We are faced, therefore, with a couple of possibilities. Either David was
not of this Abraham succession at all, and was simply grafted into the list
by later writers. Or maybe we have been presented with a very corrupted
version of the family’s early history – a version that was specifically
designed to uphold the emergent Jewish faith, rather than to represent
In consideration of this, I was reminded of precisely what I had found with
the New Testament. The Gospel texts that have been in the public domain
for centuries bear little relation to the first-hand accounts of the era. The
New Testament, as we know it, was compiled by the 4th-century bishops
to support the newly contrived Christian belief. But, what if the Jewish
scribes had previously done exactly the same thing?
Clearly, I had to get back to the more ancient writings in order to find any
anomalies. The problem was that, even if this were possible, the earliest
Hebrew writings (which were rehashed many centuries later) were
themselves only written between the 6th and the 1st centuries BC, so
they were not likely to be that authentic in their telling of history from
thousands of years before. Indeed, it was plain that this would be the
case, because when these books were first written their express purpose
was to convey a history which upheld the principles of the Jewish faith – a
faith that did not emerge until well into the ancestral story.
Given that the first group of these books was written while the Jews were
held captive in Mesopotamian Babylon in the 6th century BC, it is
apparent that Babylon was where the original records were then held. In
fact, from the time of Adam, through some 19 said generations down to
Abraham, the whole of Old Testament patriarchal history was
Mesopotamian. More specifically, the history was from Sumer in
southern Mesopotamia, where the ancient Sumerians did indeed refer to
the grasslands of the Euphrates delta as the Eden.
When researching for Bloodline of the Holy Grail, I found that good
sources for some background information were the various Gospels and
texts that were not selected for inclusion in the canonical New Testament.
Perhaps, I thought, the same might apply to the Old Testament. The
books of Enoch and Jubilees, for example, were among those not
A further book, to which attention is specifically drawn in the Old
Testament books of Joshua and Samuel, is the Book of Jasher. But
despite its apparent importance to the Hebrew writers, it was not
included in the final selection.
Two other works are also cited in the Bible. The Book of Numbers draws
our attention to the Book of The Wars of Jehovah. And in the Book of
Isaiah we are directed towards the Book of the Lord.
What are these books? Where are these books? They are all mentioned in
the Bible (which means they all pre-date the Old Testament), and they are
all cited as being important. So, why did the editors see fit to exclude
them when the selection was made?
In pursuing an answer to this question and in studying the substance of
the Old Testament prior to its corruption, one fact which becomes
increasingly clear is that in English-language Bibles the definition ‘Lord’
is used in a general context, but in earlier texts a positive distinction is
drawn between ‘Jehovah’ and ‘the Lord’.
It has often been wondered why the biblical God of the Hebrews led them
through trials and tribulations, floods and disasters, when (from time to
time) he appears to have performed with a quite contrary and merciful
personality. The answer is that, although now seemingly embraced as
‘the One God’ by the Jewish and Christian churches, there was originally
a distinct difference between the figures of Jehovah and the Lord. They
were, in fact, quite separate deities. The god referred to as ‘Jehovah’ was
traditionally a storm god, a god of wrath and vengeance, whereas the god
referred to as ‘the Lord’ was a god of fertility and wisdom.
So, what was the name given to the Lord in the early writings? It was,
quite simply, the prevailing Hebrew word for ‘Lord’, and the word was
‘Adon’. As for the apparent personal name of Jehovah, this was not used
in the early days, and even the Bible tells that the God of Abraham was
called ‘El Shaddai’, which means ‘Lofty Mountain’.
The apparent name ‘Jehovah’ came from the original Hebrew stem
YHWH, which meant ‘I am that I am’ – said to be a statement made by
God to Moses on Mount Sinai, hundreds of years after the time of
Abraham. ‘Jehovah’ was therefore not a name at all, and early texts refer
simply to ‘El Shaddai’ and to his opposing counterpart, ‘Adon’.
To the Canaanites, these gods were respectively called ‘El Elyon’ and
‘Baal’ – which meant precisely the same things (‘Lofty Mountain’ and
In our modern Bibles, the definitions ‘God’ and ‘Lord’ are used and
intermixed throughout, as if they were one and the same character, but
originally they were not. One was a vengeful god (a people-hater), and the
other was a social god (a people-supporter), and they each had wives,
sons and daughters.
The old writings tell us that throughout the patriarchal era the Israelites
endeavoured to support Adon, the Lord, but at every turn El Shaddai (the
storm god, Jehovah) retaliated with floods, tempests, famines and
destruction. Even at the very last (around 600 BC), the Bible explains that
Jerusalem was overthrown at Jehovah’s bidding and tens of thousands of
Jews were taken into Babylonian captivity simply because their King (a
descendant of King David) had erected altars in veneration of Baal, the
It was during the course of this captivity that the Israelites weakened and
finally conceded. They decided to succumb to the ‘God of Wrath’, and
developed a new religion out of sheer fear of his retribution. It was at this
time that the name of Jehovah first appeared – and this was only 500
years before the time of Jesus.
Subsequently, the Christian Church took Jehovah on board as well,
calling him simply ‘God’ – and all the hitherto social concepts of the
Adon were totally discarded. The two religions were henceforth both
faiths of fear. Even today, their followers are classified as ‘God-fearing’.
So, where does that leave us? It leaves us knowing that within an overall
pantheon of gods and goddesses (many of whom are actually named in
the Bible), there were two predominant and opposing gods. In different
cultures they have been known as ‘El Elyon’ and ‘Baal’; ‘El Shaddai’
and ‘Adon’; ‘Arhiman’ and ‘Mazda’; ‘Jehovah’ and ‘Lord’; ‘God’ and
‘Father’. But these styles are all titular; they are not personal names.
So who precisely were they? To find the answer we have to look no further
than where these gods were actually operative, and the old Canaanite
texts (discovered in Syria in the 1920s) tell us that their courts were in the
Tigris-Euphrates valley in Mesopotamia, in the Sumerian Eden delta of
the Persian Gulf.
But what did the ancient Sumerians call these two gods? What were their
personal names? We can trace the Sumerian written records back to
about 3700 BC, and they tell us that the gods in question were brothers.
In Sumer, the storm god who eventually became known as Jehovah was
called ‘Enlil’ or ‘Ilu-kur-gal’ (meaning ‘Ruler of the Mountain’), and his
brother, who became Adon, the Lord, was called ‘Enki’. This name is
really important to our story because ‘Enki’ means ‘Archetype’.
The texts inform us that it was Enlil who brought the Flood; it was Enlil
who destroyed Ur and Babylon, and it was Enlil who constantly opposed
the education and enlightenment of humankind. Indeed, the early Syrian
texts tell us that it was Enlil who obliterated the cities of Sodom and
Gomorrah on the Dead Sea – not because they were dens of wickedness,
as we are taught, but because they were great centres of wisdom and
It was Enki, on the other hand, who, despite the wrath of his brother,
granted the Sumerians access to the Tree of Knowledge and the Tree of
Life. It was Enki who set up the escape strategy during the Flood, and it
was Enki who passed over the time-honoured Tables of Destiny – the
tables of scientific law which became the bedrock of the early mystery
schools in Egypt.
Many books talk about the hermetic school of Tuthmosis III of Egypt, who
reigned about 1450 BC. But it is not generally known that the school he
originally inherited was the Royal Court of the Dragon. This had been
founded by the priests of Mendes in about 2200 BC and was
subsequently ratified by the 12th dynasty Queen Sobeknefru.
This sovereign and priestly Order passed from Egypt to the Kings of
Jerusalem; to the Black Sea Princes of Scythia and into the Balkans –
notably to the Royal House of Hungary, whose King Sigismund
reconstituted the Court just 600 years ago. Today it exists as the Imperial
and Royal Court of the Dragon Sovereignty, and after some 4,000 years it
is the oldest sovereign Court in the world.
But what were the earliest aims and ambitions of the Order back in
Pharaonic times? They were to perpetuate and advance the alchemical
strength of the Royal Bloodline from Lord Enki, the Archetype.
The kings of the early succession (who reigned in Sumer and Egypt before
becoming Kings of Israel) were anointed upon coronation with the fat of
the Dragon (the sacred crocodile). This noble beast was referred to in
Egypt as the Messeh (from which derived the Hebrew verb ‘to anoint’),
and the kings of this dynastic succession were always referred to as
‘Dragons’, or ‘Messiahs’ (meaning ‘Anointed Ones’).
In times of battle, when the armies of different kingdoms were conjoined,
an overall leader was chosen and he was called the ‘Great Dragon’ (the
‘King of Kings’) – or, as we better know the name in its old Celtic form,
One of the interesting items from the archives of the Dragon Court is the
origin of the word ‘kingship’. It derives from the very earliest of Sumerian
culture, wherein ‘kingship’ was identical with ‘kinship’ – and ‘kin’
means ‘blood relative’. In its original form, ‘kinship’ was ‘kainship’. And
the first King of the Messianic Dragon succession was the biblical Cain
(Kain), head of the Sumerian House of Kish.
On recognising this, one can immediately see the first anomaly in the
traditional Genesis story, for the historical line to David and Jesus was
not from Adam and Eve’s son Seth at all. It was from Eve’s son Cain,
whose recorded successors (although given little space in the Old
Testament) were the first great Kings (or Kains) of Mesopotamia and
Two more important features then come to light when reading the Bible
again with this knowledge in mind. We all tend to think of Cain as being
the first son of Adam and Eve, but he was not. Even the Book of Genesis
tells us that he was not, and it confirms how Eve told Adam that Cain’s
father was the Lord. Who was ‘the Lord’? The Lord was Adon, and Adon
was Enki. Even outside the Bible, the writings of the Hebrew Talmud and
Midrash make it quite plain that Cain was not the son of Adam.
So what else have we been wrongly taught about this particular aspect of
history? The Book of Genesis (in its English-translated form) tells us that
Cain was ‘a tiller of the ground’. But this is not what the original texts say
at all. What they say is that Cain had ‘dominion over the Earth’ – which is
a rather different matter when considering his kingly status.
In fact, the Bible translators appear to have had a constant problem with
the word ‘Earth’, often translating it to ‘ground’, ‘clay’ or ‘dust’. But the
early texts actually referred to ‘The Earth’. Even in the case of Adam and
Eve, the translators got it wrong. The Bible says: ‘Male and female he
created them, and he called their name Adam.’ The older writings use the
more complete word ‘Adama’, which means ‘of the Earth’. But this did
not mean they were made of dirt; it means that they were ‘of The Earth’ –
or, as the Anchor Hebrew Bible explains in absolutely precise terms, they
There is a lot to be said about the story of Adam and Eve and of how they
were the result of clinical cloning. Writers such as Zechariah Sitchin have
written at some length in this regard, and my new book delves far more
deeply into the subject. I shall not dwell upon this particular aspect now
because I want to move more directly into the alchemy of the Messianic
Bloodline of the Earthly Dragon Kings. What I will say is that the Sumerian
records state that around 6,000 years ago, Adam and Eve (known then as
‘Atabba’ and ‘Ava’, and jointly as the ‘Adama’) were purpose-bred for
kingship at the House of Shimti by Enki and his sister-wife Nin-khursag.
In Sumerian, the word Shi-im-ti meant ‘breath-wind-life’.
Adam was certainly not the first man on Earth, but he was the first of the
alchemically devised kingly succession. Nin-khursag was called ‘Lady of
the Embryo’ or ‘Lady of Life’, and she was the surrogate mother for
Atabba and Ava who were created from human ova fertilised by the Lord
It was because of Nin-khursag’s title, Lady of Life, that Ava was later
given the same title by the Hebrews. Indeed, the name Ava (or Eve) was
subsequently said to mean ‘Life’. And there is an interesting parallel
here, because in Sumerian the distinction ‘Lady of Life’ was Nin-tî (Nin
meaning ‘Lady’, and tî meaning ‘Life’). However, another Sumerian
word, ti (with the longer pronunciation, ‘tee’), meant ‘rib’; and it was by
virtue of the Hebrews’ misunderstanding of the two words, tî and ti, that
Eve also became incorrectly associated with Adam’s rib.
Both Enki and Nin-khursag (along with their brother Enlil, the later
Jehovah) belonged to a pantheon of gods and goddesses referred to as
the Anunnaki, meaning ‘Heaven came to Earth’. In fact, the Grand
Assembly of the Anunnaki (later called the ‘Court of the Elohim’) is
mentioned in Psalm 82 wherein Jehovah makes his bid for supreme
power over the other gods.
According to the Dragon tradition, the importance of Cain was that he
was directly produced by Enki and Ava, so his blood was three-quarters
Anunnaki. His half-brothers Hevel and Satanael (better known as Abel
and Seth) were less than half Anunnaki, being the offspring of Atabba
and Ava (Adam and Eve).
Cain’s Anunnaki blood was so advanced that it was said that his brother
Abel’s blood was ‘Earthbound’ by comparison. Cain, it was said in the
scriptures, ‘rose far above Abel’, so that his brother’s blood was
swallowed into the ground. But this original description was thoroughly
mistranslated for our modern Bible, and we are now told that ‘Cain rose
up against Abel and spilled his blood upon the ground’. This is not the
same thing at all.
We can now progress our story by considering the oldest Grant of Arms in
sovereign history – a Grant of Arms which denoted the Messianic Dragon
Bloodline for all time. The Sumerians referred to this insignia as the Gra-
al. Sounds familiar, doesn’t it? From biblical history, however, we know it
better as the ‘Mark of Cain’.
This ‘Mark’ is portrayed to us by the Church as if it were some form of
curse. But, knowing what we now know, the Bible does not actually say
this. What it says is that, having got into an argument with Jehovah over a
matter of sovereign observance, Cain feared for his life. We are then
informed that the Lord placed a mark upon Cain, swearing sevenfold
vengeance against his enemies.
No one has ever really understood why Jehovah should decide to protect
Cain when it was he who held the grievance against him. But the fact is
that Jehovah did not make this decision. Cain’s protector was not
Jehovah. As stated, the ‘Mark’ was settled upon Cain by the Lord – and
the Lord (the Adon) was Cain’s own Father, Enki.
Few people ever think to enquire about the supposed enemies of Cain as
defined in Genesis. Who could they possibly have been? Where would
they have come from? According to the Bible, only Adam and Eve, with
their sons Cain and Abel, existed – and Cain had apparently killed Abel. If
we are to accept the text as it stands, there was no one around to be his
So, what was this Sumerian Gra-al which the Bible calls ‘the Mark of
Cain’? It was an emblem dignified as the ‘Cup of the Waters’ or the Rosi-
Crucis (the ‘Dew Cup’), and it was identified in all records (including
those of Egypt and Phoenicia and in the Hebrew annals) as being an
upright, centred red cross within a circle. Throughout the ages it was
developed and embellished, but it has always remained essentially the
same and is recognised as being the original symbol of the Holy Grail.
Another anomaly is presented soon afterwards in Genesis when we are
told that Cain found himself a wife. Who on Earth were her parents if
Adam and Eve were the only couple alive? Without confronting this
anomaly at all, Genesis then proceeds to list for us the names of Cain’s
It becomes clear from all of this that some very important information has
been edited from the Old Testament narrative. Clearly there were plenty
of other people around at the time and it is not difficult to find their
stories outside the Bible. Quite apart from the Sumerian annals, even old
Hebrew and early Christian texts give us far more information in this
In order to further enhance the succession from Cain, he was married to
his half-sister – a pure-bred Anunnaki princess, Luluwa. Her father was
Enki and her mother was Lilith, a granddaughter of Enlil. Although not
giving the name of Cain’s wife, the Bible does name their younger son
Enoch, while the Sumerian records cite his elder son and kingly
successor, Atûn, who is perhaps better known as King Etana of Kish.
Etana was said to have ‘walked with the gods’, and to have been fed
from the ‘Plant of Birth’ (or the ‘Tree of Life’, as it is called in Genesis).
Henceforth, the kings of the line were designated as being the twigs of
the Tree – and the ancient word for ‘twig’ was klone (clone). In later times
this ‘Plant’ or ‘Tree’ was redefined as a ‘Vine’, and so the Gra-al, the
Vine and the Messianic Bloodline became conjoined as one in the
literature of subsequent ages.
By virtue of their contrived breeding, this kingly succession was modelled
specifically for leadership, and in all aspects of knowledge, culture,
awareness, wisdom and intuition they were highly advanced against their
mundane contemporaries. In order to keep their blood as pure as
possible, they always married within a close kinship.
It was fully recognised that the prominent gene of the succession was
carried within the blood of the mother. Today we call this the
‘mitochondrial DNA’. And so was born a tradition inherited by their kingly
descendants in Egypt and by the later Celtic rulers of Europe. True
kingship, it was maintained, was transferred through the female, and so
kingly marriages were strategically cemented with maternal half-sisters
or first cousins.
Having reached the point where the Plant of Birth is first mentioned in the
records, we are at about 3500 BC; and it is at this point that we begin to
learn how the kingly succession was orally fed with bodily supplements
from the early days. This practice continued for more than 1,000 years
until the nourishment program became wholly scientific and alchemical.
Before getting into the detail of the kingly diet, it is worth considering why
it was that the all-important Royal Bloodline which progressed from Cain
and his sons was strategically ignored by the Hebrews and the Christian
Church in favour of their promoting a parallel junior line from Adam’s son
Seth. Why was it that the immediate Cainite dynasty was eventually
shunned by the fearful disciples of Enlil-Jehovah?
In the Old Testament Book of Genesis, the lines of descent are given from
Cain and from his half-brother Seth, but it is of interest to note that
through the early generations the names detailed in each list are pretty
much the same, although given in a different order: Enoch, Yared,
Mahalaleel, Methuselah and Lamech.
In view of this, it has often been suggested that the line from Seth down
to Lamech’s son Noah was (not very cleverly) contrived by the Bible
compilers so as to avoid showing the true descent from Cain to the time
of Noah. If this were the case, then something must have occurred during
the lifetime of Noah to cause the ancestral story to be veiled by the later
writers. The answer is to be found in the Bible itself.
At that stage in the family’s history, the vengeful Jehovah apparently
warned Noah and his sons against the ingestion of blood – an edict which
became expressly important to the later Jewish way of life. It has long
been a customary Jewish practice to hang meat for blood-letting before
cooking and consumption.
But, in contrast, the Christian faith is especially concerned with the
figurative ingestion of blood. In the Christian tradition it is customary to
take the Communion sacrament (the Mass) wherein wine is drunk from
the sacred chalice, symbolically representing the blood of Jesus, the
lifeblood of the Messianic Vine.
Could it be, perhaps, that the modern Christian custom is an unwitting
throw-back to some distant pre-Noah ritual which Jehovah opposed? If
so, then since it is known that the chalice is a wholly female symbol which
has been emblematic of the womb from the earliest times, might this
even have been an extract of menstrual blood? The answer to these
questions is ‘Yes’. That was precisely the custom, but it was not so
unsavoury as it might seem. Indeed, few of us think to enquire about the
ultimate sources of many of today’s ingested medicines and bodily
supplements, and those in the know would often be reluctant to tell us.
The Premarin hormone, for example, comes from the urine of pregnant
mares, while certain growth hormones and insulin are manufactured from
E. coli, a faecal bacterium.
The blood extract in question was, in the first instance, not human but
from the sacred Anunnaki lunar essence – that of Enki’s sister Nin-
khursag, the designated Lady of Life. It was defined as the most potent of
all life-forces and was venerated as being ‘Star Fire’. It was from the
womb of Nin-khursag that the kingly line was born, and it was with her
blood, the divine Star Fire, that the Dragon succession was
In ancient Egypt, Nin-khursag was called ‘Isis’, and by either name she
was the ultimate Mother of the Messianic line, for hers was the
matriarchal gene which constituted the ‘Beginning’, the ‘Gene-Isis’, or,
as the Greeks identified it, the Genesis.
It is worth reminding ourselves, then, that the biblical edict to abstain
from blood came not from Enki the Wise but from Enlil-Jehovah – the God
of Wrath who had instigated the Flood, had wrought havoc in Ur and
Babylon, and had endeavoured to deceive Adam by saying that he would
die if he ate from the Tree of Knowledge. This was not a god who liked
people, and the Sumerian records are very clear in this regard. Hence, if
he forbade the taking of blood, this was not likely to have been an edict
for the benefit of Noah and his descendants – it was most probably to
In strict terms the original Star Fire was the lunar essence of the
Goddess, but, even in an everyday mundane environment, menstruum
contains the most valuable endocrinal secretions, especially those of the
pineal and pituitary glands. The brain’s pineal gland in particular was
directly associated with the Tree of Life, for this tiny gland was said to
secrete the very essence of active longevity, called soma, or, as the
Greeks called it, ambrosia.
In mystic circles, the menstrual ‘flow-er’ (‘she who flows’) has long been
the designated ‘flower’ and is represented as a lily or a lotus. Indeed, the
definition ‘flow-er’ is the very root of our modern word ‘flower’. In
ancient Sumer, the key females of the Dragon succession were all
venerated as lilies, having such names as Lili, Luluwa, Lilith, Lilutu and
In pictorial representation, the Messianic Dragon bore little relation to
the winged, fire-breathing beast of later Western mythology. It was, in
essence, a large-jawed serpent with four legs, very much like a crocodile
or a monitor. This was the sacred Messeh whose name was ‘Draco’.
Draco was a divine emblem of the Egyptian Pharaohs, a symbol of the
Egyptian Therapeutate, of the Essenes at Qumran, and was the Bistea
Neptunis (the sea serpent) of the descendant Merovingian Fisher-Kings in
In the old Hebrew Bibles, all references to serpents are made by use of
the word nahash (from the stem NHSH); but this usage does not relate to
serpents in the way that we would know them – that is, as venomous
snakes. It relates to serpents in their traditional capacity as bringers of
wisdom and enlightenment, for the word nahash actually means ‘to
decipher’ or ‘to find out’.
Serpents, in one form or another, were always associated with wisdom
and healing, and the Trees of Life and Knowledge are customarily
identified with serpents. Indeed, the insignia of many of today’s medical
associations is precisely this image of a serpent coiled around the Plant
of Birth (Tree of Life) – a depiction shown in the clay reliefs of ancient
Sumer to be Enki’s personal emblem.
Interestingly, though, another common emblem for medical relief
organisations depicts two coiled serpents, spiralling around the winged
caduceus of Hermes the magician. In these instances the true symbolism
of the Star Fire ritual is conveyed, and this symbol can be traced back to
the very origins of the alchemical mystery schools and gnostic
The records explain that the central staff and entwined serpents
represent the spinal cord and the sensory nervous system. The two
uppermost wings signify the brain’s lateral ventricular structures.
Between these wings, above the spinal column, is shown the small
central node of the pineal gland.
[Also, one can’t help but notice the resemblance to DNA-The Magus]
The combination of the central pineal and its lateral wings has long been
referred to as the ‘Swan’, and in Grail lore (as in some yogic circles) the
Swan is emblematic of the fully enlightened being. This is the ultimate
realm of consciousness achieved by the mediaeval Knights of the Swan,
as epitomised by such chivalric figures as Perceval and Lohengrin.
Most of you are probably quite familiar with the functions of the pineal
and other glands of the endocrinal system. But for those who are perhaps
not, the pineal is a very small gland, shaped like a pine cone and about
the size of a grain of corn. It is centrally situated within the brain,
although outside the ventricles and not forming a part of the brain-matter
The pineal gland was thought by the 17th-century French optical scientist
René Descartes to be the seat of the soul – the point at which the mind
and body are conjoined. The ancient Greeks considered it likewise, and in
the 4th century BC Herophilus described the pineal as an organ which
regulated the flow of thought. This gland has long intrigued anatomists
because, while the rest of the brain is ‘double’, the pineal has no
In the days of ancient Sumer, the priests of Anu (the father of Enlil and
Enki) perfected and elaborated a ramifying medical science of living
substances, with menstrual Star Fire being an essential source
component. In the first instance, this was pure Anunnaki lunar essence
called ‘Gold of the Gods’, and it was fed only to the Kings and Queens of
the Dragon succession. Later, however, in Egypt and Mediterranea,
menstrual Star Fire was ritually collected from sacred virgin priestesses
who were venerated as ‘Scarlet Women’. Indeed, the very word ‘ritual’
stems from this practice, and from the word ritu – which defined the
sacred ceremony of the ‘Red Gold’.
Endocrinal supplements are, of course, still used by today’s
organotherapy establishment, but their inherent secretions (such as
melatonin and serotonin) are obtained from the dessicated glands of
dead animals and they lack the truly important elements which exist only
in live human glandular manufacture.
In the fire symbolism of ancient alchemy, the colour ‘red’ is synonymous
with the metal ‘gold’. In some traditions (including the Indian tantras),
‘red’ is also identifiable with ‘black’. Hence, the goddess Kali is said to
be both ‘red’ and ‘black’. The original heritage of Kali was, however,
Sumerian, and she was said to be Kalimâth, the sister of Cain’s wife
Kali was a primary princess of the Dragon House, and from her Star Fire
association she became the goddess of time, seasons, periods and
cycles. Because of this, her name was the root of the word ‘calendar’
(kalindar), which is concerned with the divisions of seasonal time.
In the early days, therefore, the metals of the alchemists were not
common metals but living essences, and the ancient mysteries were of a
physical, not a metaphysical, nature. Indeed, the very word ‘secret’ has
its origin in the hidden knowledge of glandular secretions. Truth was the
ritu (the ‘redness’ or ‘blackness’), and from the word ritu stems not only
ritual but also the words ‘rite’, ‘root’ and ‘red’. The ritu, it was said,
reveals itself as physical matter in the form of the purest and most noble
of all metals: gold. Hence, gold was deemed an ‘ultimate truth’.
Just as the word ‘secret’ has its origin in the translation of an ancient
word, so too do other related words have their similar bases. In ancient
Egypt, the word Amen was used to signify something hidden or
concealed. The word ‘occult’ meant pretty much the same (‘hidden from
view’), and yet today we use ‘Amen’ to conclude hymns, while something
‘occult’ is deemed sinister. In real terms, however, they both relate to the
word ‘secret’, and all three words were, at one time or another,
connected with the mystic science of endocrinal secretions.
Since Kali was associated with ‘black’ (being ‘black but beautiful’), the
English word ‘coal’ (denoting ‘that which is black’) stems also from her
name via the intermediate word kol. In the Hebrew tradition, Bath-Kol (a
Kali counterpart) was called the ‘Daughter of the Voice’, and the voice
was said to originate during a female’s puberty. Hence, the womb was
associated with the voice, and Star Fire was said to be the oracular ‘Word
of the Womb’. The womb was, therefore, itself the ‘utterer’, or the
The ‘Scarlet Women’ were so called because of their being a direct
source of the priestly Star Fire. They were known in Greek as the
Hierodulai (‘Sacred Women’) – a word later transformed (via mediaeval
French into English) to ‘harlot’. In the early Germanic tongue, they were
known as Horés – which was later Anglicised to ‘whores’. However, the
word originally meant, quite simply, ‘Beloved Ones’. As pointed out in
good etymological dictionaries, these words were descriptions of high
veneration and were never interchangeable with such words as
‘prostitute’ or ‘adulteress’. Their now common association was, in fact,
a wholly contrived strategy of the mediaeval Roman Church in its bid to
denigrate the noble status of the sacred priestess.
The withdrawal of knowledge of the genuine Star Fire tradition from the
public domain occurred when the science of the early adepts and later
Gnostics (the true pre-Christian Christians) was stifled by the forgers of
historic Christianity. A certain amount of the original gnosis (or
knowledge) is preserved in Talmudic and rabbinical lore, but, generally
speaking, the mainstream Jews and Christians did all in their power to
distort and destroy all traces of the ancient art.
In addition to being the ‘Gold of the Gods’, the Anunnaki menstruum was
also called the ‘Vehicle of Light’, being the ultimate source of
manifestation, and in this regard it was directly equated with the mystical
‘Waters of Creation’ – the flow of eternal wisdom. It was for this reason
that the Rosi-Crucis (the Dew Cup, or Cup of the Waters identified as a
red cross within a circle) became the Mark of Cain, and the subsequent
emblem of the kingly succession.
It was said that the Light remained quite dormant in a spiritually
unawakened person but that it could be awakened and motivated by the
spiritual energy of self-will, and by constant self-enquiry. This is not an
obvious mental process, but a truly thought-free consciousness – a
formless plane of pure Being.
Sir Laurence Gardner, Kt St Gm., KCD, KT St A., is an internationally
known sovereign and chivalric genealogist. He holds the position of Prior
of the Celtic Church of the Sacred Kindred of Saint Columba, and is
distinguished as Le Chevalier Labhràn de Saint Germain and Preceptor of
the Knights Templars of Saint Anthony. Sir Laurence is also Presidential
Attaché to the European Council of Princes (a constitutional advisory
body established in 1946), and Chancellor of the Imperial and Royal
Court of the Dragon Sovereignty. He is formally attached to the Noble
Household Guard of the Royal House of Stewart, founded at St Germain-
en-Laye in 1692, and is the Jacobite Historiographer Royal by
By the 1880s, the governing establishments of Christendom were
dreading the very word ‘archaeologist’. And so, archaeological digs were
brought under strict control, and their funding and undertakings had to
be approved by newly designated authorities.
One of these, the Egypt Exploration Fund, was established in Britain in
1891, and on the very first page of its Memorandum and Articles of
Association it is stated that the Fund’s objective is to promote excavation
work “for the purpose of elucidating or illustrating the Old Testament
In short, this meant that if something was found which could be used to
support the scriptural teaching, then we (the public) would be informed.
Anything which did not support the Church interpretation of the Bible was
not destined to see the light in the public domain.
Now we are going to take a look at one of the monumental finds from that
era – a discovery about which very little is known to people at large. In
fact, it is probably the most important biblical discovery ever made and it
has stunning implications far beyond the discovery itself, for this is the
ultimate story of the Phoenix and the Fire-stone.
Within the Book of Exodus, a significant biblical mountain is named. It
sits in the extensive range of the Sinai Peninsula – the upturned triangular
land-mass which lies above the Red Sea between the Gulf of Suez and
the Gulf of Aqabah. In the Old Testament, the mountain is firstly called
‘Mount Horeb’, then it is called ‘Mount Sinai’, and is subsequently
called ‘Horeb’ again as the story progresses.
The story, of course, is that of Moses and the Israelite exodus from Egypt.
This was the mountain upon which, according to Exodus, Moses saw the
burning bush; the mountain where he talked with Jehovah; and the place
where he received the Ten Commandments and the Tables of Testimony.
Something that we should recognise at this stage is that at the time of
Moses (roughly 1350 BC) there was no mountain called ‘Mount Sinai’.
There was no mountain by that name even in the days of Jesus, nor even
for another 300 years.
It should also be said that the Old Testament which is familiar to us today
is a translation from a Hebrew text compiled only 1,000 years ago, and it
is therefore a few centuries younger even than the canonical New
The mountain now generally known as Mount Sinai sits in the south of the
peninsula, quite near to the bottom point of the upturned triangle. It was
given its name in the 4th century AD by a mission of Greek Christian
monks, 1,700 years after the time of Moses. It is now sometimes called
‘Gebel Musa’ (or ‘Mount of Moses’), and a small Christian retreat, St
Catherine’s Monastery, still exists there. But, was this the Sinai mountain
which the Bible calls ‘Mount Horeb’? Well, it transpires that it was not.
The Book of Exodus goes into some detail to explain the route taken by
Moses and the Israelites from the Nile Delta land of Goshen, down across
Sinai, across the wilderness regions of Shur and Paran, to the land of
Midian (which is to the north of present-day Jordan). From this route it
becomes very easy to identify the location of Mount Horeb. It sits a good
deal north of Gebel Musa.
The word horeb simply means ‘desert’, and the great desert mountain
which soars to over 2,600 feet within a high stone plateau above the
Plain of Paran is today called ‘Serâbît’ – or, to be more precise, Serâbît
el-Khâdim (the Prominence of the Khâdim).
In the late 1890s, the British Egyptologist Sir William Flinders Petrie, a
Professor at the University College, London, applied to the Egypt
Exploration Fund to take an expedition into Sinai. By January l904, he
and his team were in Sinai, and in March of that year they took their
expedition to the heights of Mount Serâbît.
In the following year, Petrie published the detailed results of his findings,
but added to his report the fact that this information would not be made
available officially to the Egypt Exploration Fund subscribers; they would
receive only maps and a general outline. Furthermore, Petrie explained
that even though he had taken previously funded teams into Egypt, from
the time of that Sinai expedition his sponsorship by the Fund had been
terminated. Why? Had he perhaps broken the binding rule of the Articles
by divulging something which was contrary to Bible teaching? He
In fact, Petrie had discovered the great secret of the sacred mountain of
Moses – a secret which not only made sense of the Exodus portrayals, but
which (in so doing) blew the lid totally from their common scriptural
What the Bible does not make clear is that Sinai was not a foreign land to
the Egyptians. It was actually regarded as a part of Egypt and came under
Pharaonic control. So Moses and the Israelites had not left Egypt once
they were east of the Nile Delta; they were still in Egypt, having the whole
Sinai Peninsula to cross before they entered the Palestinian land of
During the time of Moses, Sinai came under the control of two Egyptian
officials: the Royal Chancellor and the Royal Messenger. This was the era
of Egypt’s 18th Dynasty – the dynasty of the Tuthmosis and Amenhotep
Pharaohs, along with Akhenaten and Tutankhamun. The Royal Messenger
of those times was Neby, an official who was also the mayor and troop
commander of Zaru in the Nile Delta region of Goshen, where the
Israelites had lived before the exodus.
The position of Royal Chancellor was hereditary in the Hyksos family of
Pa-Nehas, and Panahesy of this family was the official Governor of Sinai.
We know him better from the Bible as Phinehas. He became one of the
first priests of the new Mosaic structure, but previously he had been the
Chief Priest at Pharaoh Akhenaten’s temple at Amarna.
Before we get back to Sir William Flinders Petrie, and to understand the
root significance of his discovery, it is worth making a necessary
distinction between the Israelites and the Hebrews of the Mosaic era. At
that time they were not one and the same, as Bible teaching seems to
indicate. The Hebrews were the family and descendants of Abraham, and
their place of residence was, in the main, Canaan (or Palestine). The
Israelites, on the other hand, were the family and descendants of one of
Abraham’s grandsons, Jacob, whose name was changed to ‘Israel’. It
was Jacob’s family alone who had moved into Egypt, and it was their
descendants who eventually returned with Moses – to be reunited, after
countless generations, with their fellow Hebrews.
The difference between the strains was, of course, that the Israelites had
long been subjected to the laws and religions of Egypt and they knew very
little about the customs of their cousins in Canaan. Through more than
400 years they had been in an environment with a whole pantheon of
gods; and although they had developed a ‘One God’ concept within their
own fraternity, that god was not the Jehovah of the Canaanite Hebrews.
The Israelites’ god was a faceless entity whom they called, quite simply,
‘the Lord’. In the Israelite language he was called ‘Adon’. This is one of
the reasons why the names ‘Lord’ and ‘Jehovah’ were always separately
identified in early texts, although they were brought under the wrap of the
single God in later times to suit the emergent Jewish and Christian faiths.
To the Egyptians, the name of this Lord (Adon) was quite similar; they
called him ‘Aten’. From this derived the name of Pharaoh Akhenaten,
meaning ‘Servant of Aten’.
So, when Moses and the Israelites made their exodus into Sinai, they
arrived not as worshippers of Jehovah but of Aten; and it was for this very
reason that they were given a whole new set of laws and ordinances to
bring them into line with the Hebrew culture of their prospective new
When Moses and the Israelites left the Nile Delta, their obvious route to
Canaan (where they were eventually headed) would have been directly
across the wilderness of northern Sinai. So, why did they push southward
into the difficult high country to spend some time at the Horeb mountain
of Serâbît? This was a question that had long puzzled Petrie and his
So, what precisely did they find high on the Bible’s holy mountain? Well,
to begin with, they found nothing very much. But on a wide plateau near
the summit there were distinct signs of ancient habitation, and some
pillars and standing-stones could be seen protruding above the ground-
rubble. This rubble had been deposited, little by little, by wind and
landslides over some 3,000 years. But when it was finally moved away,
the truth of the Bible story emerged. Petrie wrote:
There is no other such monument which makes us regret that it is not in
better preservation. The whole of it was buried, and no one had any
knowledge of it until we cleared the site.
What they found was an enormous temple complex. Set within an
enclosure wall was an outer temple, built over an expanse of 230 feet
(approx. 70 metres). This extended outwards from an inner temple cut
within a great cave in the mountainside. From the various cartouches,
carvings and inscriptions it emerged that the temple had been in use
from as far back as the time of Pharaoh Sneferu, who reigned about
2600 BC and whose immediate successors are reckoned to have built
the pyramids of Gizeh.
The above-ground part of the temple was constructed from sandstone
quarried from the mountain and it comprised a series of adjoined halls,
shrines, courts, cubicles and chambers. Of these, the key features
unearthed were the main Sanctuary, the Shrine of Kings, the Portico
Court, and the Hall of the goddess Hathor (to whom the whole complex
All around were pillars and stelae denoting the Egyptian Kings through
the ages, and certain Pharaohs such as Tuthmosis III (founder of the
Rosicrucian movement in Egypt) were depicted many times on standing-
stones and wall reliefs.
The adjoining Cave of Hathor was carved into the natural rock, with flat
inner walls that had been carefully smoothed. In the centre (from about
1820 BC) stood a large upright pillar of Pharaoh Amenemhet III, the son-
in-law of Esau. Also portrayed were his senior chamberlain and his seal-
Deep within the cave Petrie found a limestone stela of Pharaoh
Ramesses I – a slab upon which Ramesses (who is traditionally reckoned
by Egyptologists to have been an opposer of the Aten cult) surprisingly
described himself as “The ruler of all that Aten embraces”. Also found
was an Amarna statue-head of Akhenaten’s mother, Queen Tiye of Egypt,
with her cartouche set in the crown.
In the courts and halls of the outer temple there were numerous stone-
carved rectangular tanks and circular basins, along with a variety of
curiously shaped benchtables with recessed fronts and split-level
surfaces. There were also round tables, trays and saucers together with
alabaster vases and containers, many of which were shaped like lotus
flowers. In addition, the rooms housed a good collection of glazed
plaques, cartouches, scarabs and sacred ornaments designed with
spirals, diagonal squares and basketwork. There were magical wands of
an unidentified hard material, and in the portico were two conical stones
of about six inches and nine inches, respectively, in height.
The explorers were baffled enough by these finds, but they were further
confounded by the discovery of a metallurgist’s crucible. Ever since,
Egyptologists have argued as to why crucibles would have been
necessary in a temple – while at the same time debating a mysterious
substance, called mfkzt, which seemed to be related to the crucible and
the conical stones and which had dozens of mentions in wall and stelae
Some have suggested that mfkzt might have been copper; many have
preferred the idea of turquoise; and others have supposed it was perhaps
malachite. But these are all unsubstantiated guesses, and there were no
traces of any of these materials at the site.
Sinai is noted for its turquoise mines, but if turquoise mining had been a
primary function of the temple masters over so many centuries then one
would expect to find turquoise stones in abundance within the tombs of
Egypt. But such is not the case. Hardly any have been found.
Another cause of wonderment has been the innumerable inscribed
references to ‘bread’, along with the prominent hieroglyph for ‘Light’
found in the Shrine of the Kings.
The discovery which caused the most bewilderment, however, was the
unearthing of something which was identified as the enigmatic mfkzt to
which the ‘bread’ symbolism seemed to be related. Laying some inches
deep in a storeroom was a considerable supply of the finest, pure white,
At the time, some suggested that the powder could be a remnant of
copper smelting, but, as was quickly pointed out, smelting does not
produce white powder; it leaves a dense black slag. Moreover, there was
no supply of copper ore within miles of the temple, and the old smelting
works were in any event apparent in the distant valleys. Others guessed
that the powder was ash from the burning of plants to produce alkali, but
there was no trace whatever of any plant residue.
For want of any other explanation, it was determined that the white
powder and the conical stones were probably associated with some form
of sacrificial rite, but again it was pointed out that this was an Egyptian
temple and animal sacrifice was not an Egyptian practice. Moreover,
there were no remnants whatever of bones or any other foreign matter
within the mfkzt, which appeared for all the world like a hoard of sacred
Some of the mysterious powder was taken back to Britain for analysis
and examination – but no results were ever published. The rest (opened to
the elements after 3,000 years) was left to become a victim of the desert
What has become apparent, however, is that this powder was seemingly
identical to the ancient Mesopotamian fire-stone or shem-an-na – the
substance that was made into bread-cakes and used to feed the Light-
bodies of the Babylonian Kings and the Pharaohs of Egypt.
This, of course, explains the temple inscriptions denoting the importance
of bread and light, and this white powder (the shem-an-na) was identified
with the sacred manna that Aaron placed in the Ark of the Covenant. In
Egypt, the cakes made from this powder were called ‘scheffa food’, while
the Israelites called them ‘shewbread’.
The Book of Exodus tells us that the Master Craftsman who made the
original shewbread for Moses in Sinai was Bezaleel, the son of Uri Ben
Hur. But Bezaleel was not a baker; he was a noted goldsmith – the very
man who made the golden accoutrements for the Tabernacle and the Ark
of the Covenant.
This conforms precisely with the function of the priestly Master Craftsmen
in Mesopotamia. They were the great Vulcans and metallurgists of Tubal-
cain, who manufactured the valuable shem-an-na from pure gold.
As for the crucible, the conical stones and the great array of tanks, tables
and equipment which made the Sinai temple appear more like a gigantic
laboratory than a church, it emerges that this is precisely what it was.
What Petrie had actually found was the alchemical workshop of
Akhenaten and of the 18 dynasties of Pharaohs before him – a temple-
laboratory where the furnace would have roared and smoked in the
production of the sacred fire-stone of the high-spin shem-an-na. Quite
suddenly, the words of Exodus begin to make sense as we read them
again with a wholly new insight:
And Mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke because the Lord descended
upon it in fire, and the smoke thereof
ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked
In Exodus we read that Moses took the golden calf which the Israelites
had made, and then burnt it in the fire and ground it to a white powder.
This is precisely the process of a shem-an-na furnace, and it is evident
that the Egyptian priests of the goddess Hathor had been working their
fire for countless generations before the priests of Aten became involved
in the time of Moses.
It was in fact Pharaoh Tuthmosis III who had reorganised the ancient
mystery-schools of Thoth and founded the Royal School of the Master
Craftsmen at Karnak. They were called the ‘Great White Brotherhood’
because of their preoccupation with a mysterious white powder. A branch
of this fraternity became especially concerned with medicines and
healing, and they became known as the Egyptian ‘Therapeutate’. In
much later times, the Therapeutate extended its activities into Palestine,
especially into the Judah settlement of Qumran where they flourished as
But what was so special about the goddess Hathor? Why was she the
chosen deity of the Sinai priests? Hathor was a paramount nursing
goddess, and as the daughter of Ra she was said to have given birth to
the Sun. She was the originally defined ‘Queen of the West’ and
‘Mistress of the Netherworld’, to where she was said to carry those who
knew the right spells. She was the revered protectress of womanhood,
the ‘Lady of the Sycamore’, and the goddess of love, tombs and song.
And it was from the milk of Hathor that the Pharaohs were said to gain
their divinity, becoming gods in their own right.
On one of the rock tablets near to the Mount Serâbît cave entrance is a
representation of Tuthmosis IV in the presence of Hathor. Before him are
two offering-stands topped with lotus flowers, and behind him is a man
bearing a conical cake of white bread. Another relief details the mason
Ankhib offering two conical bread-cakes of shem-an-na to the king, and
there are similar portrayals elsewhere in the temple complex. One of the
most significant perhaps is a depiction of Hathor and Amenhotep III. The
goddess holds a necklace in one hand, while offering the emblem of life
and dominion to the Pharaoh with the other. Behind her is the treasurer
Sobekhotep, who holds in readiness a conical cake of white bread.
Sobekhotep is described as the “Overseer of the Secrets of the House of
Gold, who brought the noble and precious stone to His Majesty”.
I mentioned earlier that, upon coming out of Egypt into Sinai en route to
Canaan, the Israelites would have expected to be made familiar with the
laws and ordinances of their new homeland. However, although this
appears to have been partially the case, the situation was largely
reversed on the religious front, with the Egyptian customs being
introduced to the native Hebrews.
It was upon the mountain at Sinai that Jehovah first announced his
presence to Moses. Being an Aten supporter, Moses asked this new lord
and master who he was, and the reply was “I am that I am”, which in
phonetic Hebrew became ‘Jehovah’. However, for the longest time
afterwards, the Israelites were not allowed to utter the name ‘Jehovah’ –
with the exception of the High Priest who was allowed to whisper the
name in private once a year. The problem was that prayers were
supposed to be said to this new godhead – but how would he know the
prayers were said to him if his name was not mentioned?
The Israelites knew that Jehovah was not the same as Aten (their
traditional Adon or Lord), and so they presumed he must be the
equivalent of the great State-god of Egypt, even if not one and the same.
It was decided, therefore, to add the name of that State- god to all
prayers thereafter, and the name of that god was ‘Amen’. To this day, the
name of ‘Amen’ is still recited at the end of prayers. Even the well-known
Christian Lord’s Prayer (as given in the Gospel of Matthew) was
transposed from an Egyptian original which began, “Amen, Amen, who
art in heaven…”
As for the famous Ten Commandments (said to have been conveyed to
Moses by God upon the mountain), these too are of Egyptian origin and
they derive directly from Spell Number 125 in the Egyptian Book of the
Dead. They were not new codes of conduct invented for the Israelites, but
were simply newly stated versions of the ritual confessions of the
Pharaohs. For example, the confession “I have not killed” was translated
to the decree “Thou shalt not kill”; “I have not stolen” became “Thou
shalt not steal”; “I have not told lies” became “Thou shalt not bear false
witness”; and so on.
Not only were the Ten Commandments drawn from Egyptian ritual, but so
too were the Psalms reworked from Egyptian hymns (though they are
attributed to King David). Even the Old Testament Book of Proverbs – the
so-called ‘wise words of Solomon’ – was translated almost verbatim into
Hebrew from the writings of an Egyptian sage called Amenemope. These
are now held at the British Museum, and verse after verse of the Book of
Proverbs can be attributed to this Egyptian original. It has now been
discovered that even the writings of Amenemope were extracted from a
far older work called The Wisdom of Ptah-hotep, which comes from more
than 2,000 years before the time of Solomon.
In addition to the Book of the Dead and the ancient Wisdom of Ptah-
hotep, various other Egyptian texts were used in compiling the Old
Testament. These include the Pyramid Texts and the Coffin Texts, from
which references to the Egyptian gods were simply transposed to relate to
the Hebrew god Jehovah.
In Bloodline of the Holy Grail I made the point that the modern style of
Christianity, which evolved from the Roman Church in the 4th century AD,
was actually a created ‘hybrid’ – a religion based on themes from
numerous others, including, of course, Judaism.
Now it transpires that Judaism itself was no less of a hybrid in the early
days, being a composite of Egyptian, Canaanite and Mesopotamian
traditions, with the stories, hymns, prayers and rituals of the various and
sundry gods brought together and related to a newly contrived ‘One God’
What is particularly interesting is that, historically, this was not fully
contrived in the time of Abraham, nor even in the later time of Moses. It
did not happen until the 6th century BC, when tens of thousands of
Israelites were held captive by King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon. Until
that time, the Hebrew and Israelite records referred to any number of
gods and goddesses by individual names, and under a general plural
classification of ‘the Elohim’.
Through some 500 years from the captivity, the scriptures existed only as
a series of quite separate writings, and it was not until after the time of
Jesus that these were collated into a single volume. Jesus himself would
never have heard of the Old Testament or the Bible, but the scriptures to
which he had access included many books that were not selected for the
compilation that we know today.
Strangely, though, some of these books are still mentioned in the modern
Bible text as being important to the original culture. They include the
Book of the Lord, the Book of the Wars of Jehovah, and the Book of
Jasher. Why were they not included? Quite simply because their content
did not suit the new Jehovah-based religion that was being created.
Jasher, for example, was the Egyptian-born son of Caleb; the brother-in-
law to the first Israelite judge Othneil; and the appointed royal staff-
bearer to Moses. It is generally reckoned that the Book of Jasher’s
position in the Bible should be between the books of Deuteronomy and
Joshua, but it was sidestepped by the editors because it sheds a very
different light on the sequence of events at Mount Horeb in Sinai.
The familiar Exodus account explains that Jehovah issued instructions to
Moses concerning masters and servants, covetousness, neighbourly
behaviour, crime, marriage, morality and many other issues including the
all-important rule of the Sabbath, along with the Ten Commandments.
But, in Jasher (which pre-dates the Exodus writings), these laws and
ordinances are not conveyed to Moses by Jehovah. In fact, Jehovah is not
mentioned at all. The new laws, says the Book of Jasher, were
communicated to Moses and the Israelites by Jethro, High Priest of
Midian and Lord of the Mountain. In effect, Jethro was the overall
governor of the Sinai temple.
In Hebrew, the title ‘Lord (or Lofty One) of the Mountain’ was translated
as ‘El Shaddai’, and this is particularly significant for that was precisely
the name related to Moses when he asked the Lord to reveal his identity.
The Lord said, “I am that I am. I am he that Abraham called ‘El
Shaddai'”. “I am that I am” eventually became transposed to the name
‘Jehovah’, but, as related in Jasher (and as confirmed in Exodus when
correctly read), this Lord was not a deiform god at all. He was Jethro the
El Shaddai, the great vulcan and Master Craftsman of the Hathor temple.
Apart from the fact that we are taught about certain aspects of the Bible
text, I think it is fair to say that not too many of us actually study the
books ourselves. As a result of this, our perceived images are generally
those conjured by picture-books and films. Hollywood, of course, has
done us proud with its portrayals of Moses on the mountain and God
blasting the words of the Ten Commandments onto two great, barely
portable, granite slabs. In Exodus, however, there is no such depiction,
and the Commandments are said to have been written down by Moses
himself (at the dictation of the Lord) after he had broken the first tablets
that he was given.
As for the other part of the Sinai package, the Tables of Testimony, these
are stated in the teachings of the Kabbala and the Midrash to have been
held within a sacred gemstone which Moses placed “in the palm of his
hand”. This was the same Divine Stone of Wisdom said to have been
inherited by King Solomon. In the earlier texts of Egypt it was called the
‘Tablet of Hermes’, which embodied the wisdom of Thoth.
According to the records of the ancient Dragon Court of Egypt (founded
by Queen Sobeknefru in 1785 BC), an early guardian of the Table was
Chem, the High Priest of Mendes. The word chem (or khame) means
‘blackness’, and from this root word derived the word ‘alchemy’ – the
science of extracting light from the blackness. To us, Chem is perhaps
better known as the biblical Ham, the grandfather of Nimrod, whose
family was cursed by the Hebrews because his historical tradition was in
conflict with the emergent Jehovah-based culture.
Readers of Gothic novels and books about sorcery will, of course,
recognise the name Chem of Mendes. He is often symbolised by a goat,
which was precisely the emblem of Ham in ancient Egypt. The only
difference is that in latter-day Christian lore the goat is meant to be
symbolic of the Devil. What we now discover, however, is that by following
the story of Chem of Mendes we are led directly to the Sinai temple and
to the white powder of gold.
Mendes was a major city of the Egyptian Delta, and Chem was the
temple’s designated Archon of the 10th Age of Capricorn. It was in this
Capricorn regard that his symbol was a goat, generally depicted by an
inverted pentagram. This five-pointed star has two uppermost points,
which are the horns of the Goat of Mendes. The two downward-sloping
side points represent the ears, and the single base-point is the chin and
When a pentagram is seen in this inverted position, it is regarded as a
male emblem, but the pentagram star is, of course, a female device (a
Venus symbol) and is usually shown with the single point uppermost.
In the pentagram’s male position, Chem is personally identified by an
emerald jewel set centrally at the meeting of the horns. When turned
about, the pentagram achieves its female status with the uppermost
single point becoming the head of the goddess. The side points are now
arms, while the twin points (once the horns) are now at the base, being
the legs of the goddess, with the emerald jewel of Venus established in
the vulval position.
Sometimes the inverted pentagram of Chem is shown with flames rising
from the sacred jewel between the horns. These flames are traditionally
referred to as ‘Astral Light’. But when reversed into the Venus position,
the uterine flames are identified as ‘Star Fire’, the lunar essence of the
>From the earliest times, whether representing Astral Light or Star Fire, the
pentagram was indicative of enlightenment. It was associated with the
pre-Jewish Sabbath – a ritualistic period of reflection and experience
outside of general toil. For this reason, Chem of Mendes was called the
‘Sabbatical Goat’ – from which derived today’s use of the word
‘sabbatical’ in academic circles.
In view of this age-old tradition, it is hardly surprising that the pentagram
and Sabbatical Goat became associated with heterodox Christians (like
the Cathars of Languedoc) from medieval times. In contrast, the orthodox
Christian Church endeavoured to overawe the old wisdom of the mystery
schools by creating a hybrid religion based upon salvation from the
unknown – a salvation that was only attained through people’s
subjugation to the authority of the bishops. As an outcome, the spiritually
based doctrines of the Gnostic movement (which sought to ‘discover’ the
unknown) were declared blasphemous by the Inquisition, while the
pentagram and the goat were denounced as symbols of black magic and
>From those times (even to the present day in some circles), personal
attainment and learning which does not conform to the bishops’
opinions has been considered heretical. And individually acquired
wisdom became so feared that the Goat of Mendes has been decried as
the epitome of the Devil himself. This is manifest in a wealth of trashy
propagandist novels (by Dennis Wheatley and others) wherein crucifixes
and holy water abound as the weapons used against the so-called
emissary of Satan.
Ham (or Chem) is given in the Old Testament as a son of Noah, but in the
oldest records he is correctly identified (along with Japhet) as being a son
of the great Vulcan and goldsmith Tubal-cain who is better known to
historians as King Meskalam-dug, the Hero of the Good Land.
In the early lore of Palestine, Chem was synonymous with a certain Azazel
of Capricorn who (according to the Book of Enoch) made known to men
“all the metals, and the art of working them, and the use of antimony”.
Antimony is the black element otherwise known as ‘stibium’. This is an
essential ingredient of the preparatory alchemical process when
producing the Philosophers’ Stone. In the ancient Arab world, antimony
was called kohl, from which derives the word ‘coal’, meaning ‘that which
is black’. The related word ‘alcohol’ stems from the Arabic al-kohul – the
highly refined ‘philosophical mercury’ prepared from spirits of wine
rectified over antimony.
Azazel of Capricorn actually appears in the Bible, but not in the
authorised English-language translation. In the Vulgate Book of Leviticus
there is an early reference to the custom of Atonement, and it states that
Aaron shall cast lots upon two goats, “one for the Lord, and the other for
Azazel”. That which fell to the lot of the Lord was to be sacrificed as a ‘sin
offering’, and the other was to be sent into the wilderness as an
The more familiar English translation is somewhat confusing, for the
name ‘Azazel’ has been supplanted by the word ‘scapegoat’. The reason
for the substitution was simply that the original sequence made it quite
clear that Hebrew offerings were made both to Jehovah and to Chem-
Azazel, while the Book of Enoch (which was excluded from the Old
Testament) drew readers’ attention to the direct link between Azazel and
In the tradition of the Rosicrucian mystery schools, the writings of Chem
(the Tabula Smaragdina Hermetis) were recorded as “The most ancient
monument of the Chaldeans concerning the Philosophers’ Stone”. Being
associated with the wisdom of Thoth (or Hermes), they were defined as
hermetic teachings, and they were directly linked to the fire alchemy of
The very name ‘Hermes’ derives from the word herma, which means ‘a
pile of stones’, and the Great Pyramid was called the ‘Sanctuary of
Thoth’. The word pyr, from which derive ‘pyro-‘, ‘pyre’ and ‘pyramid’,
actually means ‘fire’ – and the pyramids were so called because they
This leads us to one of the great unanswered questions: How did they
build the pyramids? Were the thousands of massive blocks raised to
great heights with such accuracy by hundreds of thousands of slaves
using nothing but ropes and ramps over an undefined period of time, as
is the common speculation? Certainly not. To construct an inclined plane
to the top of the Great Pyramid at a gradient of 1:10 would have required
a ramp 4,800 feet (approx. 1,463 metres) long, with a volume three
times greater than that of the Pyramid itself.
As we saw earlier, the powder of the highward fire-stone is a monatomic
superconductor. It is exotic matter with a gravitational attraction of less
than zero. Recent experiments with this amazing white powder of gold
have proven that, under certain conditions, the substance can weigh less
than nothing and can be made to disappear into an unknown dimension.
The most interesting quality of the powder, however, is that it rides upon
the Earth’s magnetic field, so that when it is in a zero-gravity state it is
capable of transposing its own weightlessness to its host, thereby
facilitating levitational powers. This host might be a laboratory pan, a
container, or a table – or it could just as easily be an enormous block of
The age-old tradition relates that in the secret repository of the King’s
Chamber within the Great Pyramid the builders had placed “instruments
of iron, and arms which rust not, and glass which might be bended and
yet not broken, and strange spells”. But what did the first explorers find,
having tunnelled their way into the sealed chamber? The only furniture
was a lidless, hollowed stone coffer, and it contained not a body but a
layer of a mysterious powdery substance. This has been superficially
determined to be grains of feldspar and mica, which are both minerals of
the aluminium silicate group.
During the course of the recent white powder research, aluminium and
silica were two of the constituent elements revealed by conventional
analysis of a granular sample that was known to be a 100 per cent
Standard laboratory testing is done by striking a sample with a DC arc for
15 seconds at a Sun-surface heat of 5,500° Centigrade. However, with
the white powder, a continuation of the burn-time way beyond the normal
testing procedure revealed the noble platinum metals of which the
substance truly consisted.
It is because of the limitations placed on the conventional testing
sequence that five per cent by dry weight of our brain tissue is said to be
carbon, whereas more rigorous analysis reveals it as the platinum metals
iridium and rhodium in the high-spin state.
The King’s Chamber was, in fact, contrived as a superconductor, capable
of transporting the Pharaoh into another dimension of space-time. And it
was here that the Pharaoh’s Rite of Passage was administered in
accordance with the Book of the Dead.
The key to this Rite of Passage is defined by a single conical inscription
near the entrance to the Chamber. This hieroglyphic symbol – the only
verifiable hieroglyph on the whole of the Gizeh Plateau, and the very
same as appeared many times at the Sinai mountain temple – reads,
quite simply, ‘Bread’.
In the context of this talk, we have stepped beyond the bounds of the
Bible to witness the alchemical and scientific process which facilitated
the genesis of the Grail Kings. This line of succession from Cain, through
Egypt to King David and onward to Jesus, was purpose-bred to be the
earthly Purveyors of the Light. They were the true Sons of the Gods, who
were fed firstly on Anunnaki Star Fire from about 3800 BC and,
subsequently, on ‘high-spin’ metal supplements from about 2000 BC. In
short, they were bred to be leaders of humankind, and they were both
mentally and physically maintained in the ‘highward’ state: the ultimate
dimension of the missing 44 per cent – the dimension of the Orbit of
Light, or the Plane of Sharon.
Only during the past 150 years or so, and more specifically during the
past 80 years, have the great storehouses of Egyptian, Mesopotamian,
Syrian and Canaanite record been unearthed from beneath the desert
sands. First-hand documentary evidence from before Bible times has
now emerged on stone, clay, parchment and papyrus, and these many
tens of thousands of documents bear witness to a far more exciting
history than we were ever told.
Had these records been available throughout the generations, the
concept of a particular race enjoying a single Divine revelation would
never have arisen, and the exclusivity of Jehovah – which has blinded us
for the longest time, setting us in warlike fashion against those of other
faiths who follow their own traditions – would never have taken such an
Gradually, as new discoveries are made, it is evident that we are now
emerging from the darkness of our preconceived but unfounded notions.
Even so, our centuries of Church-led indoctrination make it very difficult
to discard the restrictive dogma of inbred third-hand tradition in favour of
a greater enlightenment from those who were there at the time.
The truly inspiring prospect is that the learning curve has still not ended.
Just as a single glacier is but a continuation of age-old activity, so too are
the ancient wisdoms that now fall to us one by one, with each new facet
of learning ready to be stacked upon the former knowledge.
Fortunately, the dawn of consciousness is already behind us and,
although some will choose to look backwards beyond its veil, many will
step with vigour into the new millennium to witness a bright new sunrise –
a revelation of unbounded possibility and a restoration of our true
Sir Laurence Gardner, Kt St Gm., KCD, KT St A., an internationally
known sovereign and chivalric genealogist. He held the position of Prior
of the Celtic Church of the Sacred Kindred of Saint Columba, Le Chevalier Labhràn de Saint Germain and Preceptor of the Knights Templars of Saint Anthony. Sir Laurence is also Presidential Attaché to the European Council of Princes (a constitutional advisory
body established in 1946), and Chancellor of the Imperial and Royal
Court of the Dragon Sovereignty.