Published on Jun 3, 2013
Graham Hancock joins host James to discuss his newly released novel War God -Nights of the Witch, Graham is perhaps best known for his non-fiction writing but this new, exciting historically based novel will certainly change all that. The novel deals with the significant time of the Spanish conquest of Mexico in vivid detail.
‘War God by Graham Hancock is one of those novels that are truly captivating from the outset. Hancock has essentially proved himself a fantastic credit to fiction writing in this historically based saga. Not only has he made this significant period of the Spanish Conquest of Mexico tangible, but evidently shown there many lessons we can still learn from the past. There is a massive sense of drama and intrigue imbued in the reader at the very start as we transcend the characters and settings. Inevitably we are then satisfied with a series of dramatic events, historically based, that are simply incredible. All in all it is a courageous effort of writing that works beautifully. The supernatural theme has gone largely ignored in the historical record. War god not only addresses the supernatural theme, but it also amalgamates all aspects of this historical episode together.’
“Formerly, I, Kwang Kâu, dreamt that I was a butterfly, a butterfly flying about, feeling that it was enjoying itself. I did not know that it was Kâu. Suddenly I awoke, and was myself again, the veritable Kâu. I did not know whether it had formerly been Kâu dreaming that he was a butterfly, or it was now a butterfly dreaming that it was Kâu. But between Kâu and a butterfly there must be a difference. This is a case of what is called the Transformation of Things.”
Excerpt from Khî Wû Lun, or The Adjustment of Controversies, found within The Texts of Taoism, Part I of II, Sacred Books of the East, Volume 39, translated by James Legge  The Texts of Taoism may be found in their entirety at:
Mayan, Toltec and Aztec legends tell how the Great Winged Serpent god brought the children of god together and to said to them, “Darkness has fallen upon the earth and we need new light to shine on the earth so it may be resolved.” The most beautiful of the children steps forth and says, “Well, it has to be me.” Winged Serpent responds, “Well yes of course” creates a sacred fire and says, “ok now leap into the fire.” As the beautiful one approaches the fire he backs away as the fires heat is unbearable. Then the ugliest of the children steps forth and says, “I’ll do it for the sake of everyone” and leaps into the fire. All the children of god run to the edge of heaven and look down upon the earth to see the sun come up. “Oh, now that’s a good light for the earth to be guided by” say the children. Seeing this the beautiful one then follows and leaps into the fire. All the children of god run to the edge of heaven and look to see the moon come up. “Hmm, not as bright as the sun” say the children. Winged Serpent then says to the children, “Now each of you must put your hearts into this mission to bring light to the earth”. So the children put their hearts into the fire, ran to the edge of heaven and all the stars came up. So, every heart of every soul has a specific star in the heavens above.
In February of 2012, Boston University graduate students working on Mayan ruins in the rainforest at Xultun in northeast Guatemala discovered a chamber belonging to a Mayan calendar maker. The walls of the chamber contained several Mayan calendar calculations, one of which carried the current Mayan calender on another 6000 years. Additional calculations indicated the calender goes on and on for billions and billions of years into the future. Mayans understood that time is cyclical and goes on and on and on.
John Van Auken takes us on a journey into Edgar Cayces’ insight into the past and near future of our lives. He also discusses the Great Pyramid and its correlations to the Egyptian Book of the Dead, the Tibetan Book of the Dead and Mayan, Toltec and Aztec depictions of the afterlife.
Classic Immanuel Velikovsky interview discussing his controversial views and predictions about the planet Venus.
Immanuel Velikovsky was a controversial author, his views on astronomical and historical events have been widely rejected by the academic community, despite some of his ideas to be later proven true. His books use comparative mythology and ancient literary sources to argue that Earth suffered catastrophic close contacts with other planets (principally Venus and Mars) in ancient times.
Playlist includes all four original Monkey King Saga videos. English subtitles included, click the red CC (Closed Caption) button.
An enjoyable Monkey King saga directed by Ho Meng Hua. Adaption of the famous novel “SAI YAU GEI” (Journey to the West) which is based on the famous journey of a holy monk who traveled from China to India in quest of some Buddhist scriptures. But this quest would not be so easy, because there are many dangers and difficulties in the way, moreover some bad people wish to eat the holy monk’s flesh to get eternal youth and life. Fortunately, 3 loyal and vigorous guards, Monkey King, Pig and Sandy Friar, protect the Holy Monk from every dangerous and twisty attack. Have fun ! ^_^
Monkey Goes West is the beginning of the “Journey to the West” saga from Shaw Brothers. The Priest, Tang (Ho Fan) is traveling through the forests of China when a massive earthquake and tornado whisks his party away. He wanders around and stumbles across the Monkey (Yueh Hua), trapped in a rock prison. He is convinced to let him free (much to the dismay of his keeper) and allows him to accompany him to the West in order to find the powerful scriptures. This is probably the most famous story in Chinese lore, so I won’t ruin any of it with an inadequate description. The first movie ends with the Priest, Monkey and Pig heading off for the West after a series of adventures and close calls. http://www.hkmdb.com/db/movies/view.mhtml?id=4459&complete_credits=1&…
PRINCESS IRON FAN is the second in a series of Shaw Bros. live-action adaptations of “Journey to the West,” the mythological tale of a quest from China to India to bring back Buddhist scriptures, famous for the adventures of Sun Wukong, the notorious Monkey King. This one focuses on two distinct incidents from the saga. The first involves Monkey King’s encounter with Princess Iron Fan (Pat Ting Hung) and the Ox King and his attempt to get the Iron Fan from them to fan out the fire on Flame Mountain blocking the way of the Tang Monk and his party. The second deals with Lady White Skeleton(swashbuckling star Cheng Pei-Pei) and her sister (Lily Ho) and their attempt to abduct the Tang Monk away from Sun Wukong’s protection in order to eat his flesh and become immortal.
Cave of Silken Web is the third installment in Shaw Brothers series from the Chinese classic tale Journey to the West. The monk Tripitaka and his three protector /companions, Monkey, Pigsy, and Sandy are trapped in the Cave of the Seven Spiders (i.e. seven swimsuit-clad seductresses) who want to eat the monk’s flesh to gain immortality.
“The fourth film in the Shaw Brothers’ Journey to the West series finds our heroes trapped in a land populated by beautiful, sex-starved women. Plenty of madcap antics follow in this fun addition to the series, which also boasts one of the funniest chase sequences in Hong Kong cinema history.” http://www.lovehkfilm.com/reviews/land_of_many_perfumes.htm
Genre; Fantasy, Musical
Monkey from an 1819 publication of Journey to the West novel.
Lily sitting next to a Lady Banks Rose
Lady Banks Rose, Rosa banksiae ‘Lutea’, native to China. Blooms every spring for three to four weeks. Dense clusters of fragrant little yellow roses.
Rosa banksiae ‘Lutea’
The light, that brilliant shining energy. Vivid vivid light so bright that it’s like the clear light of the void in the Tibetan book of the dead. It’s beyond light it’s so bright and you watch it receding from you. On its edges, like a great star, there becomes a rim of red and beyond that a rim of orange, then yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet. You see this great mandala appearing, this great sun. Beyond the violet there’s black, black like obsidian, not flat black but transparent black like lacquer. And again blazing out of the black, as the yang comes from the yin, more light. Going going going, and along with this light there comes sound. There’s a sound so tremendous with the white light that you cant even hear it. So piercing that it seems to annihilate the ears. But then along with the colors the sound goes down the scale in harmonic intervals, down down down, until it gets to a deep thundering bass, which is so vibrant, that in turn it turns into something solid. And you begin to get the similar spectrum of textures. Now all this time you’ve been watching a kind of a thing radiating out, but it says “This isn’t all that I can do,” and the rays start going yoing, yoing, yoing and dancing, and naturally the sound starts waving too as it comes out, and the textures start varying themselves and they say, “Well you been looking at this thing in a flat dimension, lets add a third dimension. It’s going to come right at you now, and were not just going to go yoing, yoing, yoing, we’re going to do little curly cues going, wapikachu, tajikaju, tajikaju, like this.” Then it says, “Well that’s just a beginning we can go tomp tromp chomp pomp,” making squares and turns. Then suddenly you see in all the little details, that become so intense, there are all kinds of little sub-figures contained in what you thought was originally the main figure. The sound starts going all different, amazing complexities of sound all over the place and this thing’s going going going and you think you’re going out of your mind, then suddenly it turns into…. why us, sitting around here.
Satori, a sudden crash of thunder, the mind doors burst open, and there sits the ordinary person… just little old you.
Zen Flesh, the side of Zen which has to do with neither doing or not doing, but knowing that you are it and you don’t have to seek it.
Zen Bones the side of Zen in which allows you to come back into this world with the attitude of not seeking, knowing that you’re it and not fall apart.
Tat tvam asi, That thou art or You’re it!
ApollyonProductions Published on Dec 6, 2012
Shadowy interval between the prehistoric and historic world, we’re unable to trace the emergence of civilized man as we know him today. Plato’s story of Atlantis came from one of his disciples who in turn heard it from an old Athenian law giver named Solon in 600BC, one of the 7 wise men of Greece. Yet not included among philosophers or scientists, Solon was a statesman bound by political and physical problems of his society. Solon visited Egypt out of respect for their skilful handling of legislature, during this trip the priests of Sais communicated to him the legend of Atlantis.
The Atlantic invasion of the Greek states occurred about 9000 years before the birth of Solon to date it around 11,500 years ago. According to the Egyptians the Atlanteans attempted the conquest of Europe and in the course of this conquest they moved without opposition until they reached the Greek area and here they had their first serious adversary. Back then armies moved as a complete migration of social structures. So instead of being perturbed by the destruction of their homeland they seemed to disappear, it’s possible yet uncertain if they set up the state of Egypt.
Plato alludes to the fact that the Caldeans were the merchant cast of the Atlantean people, leaving remnants of the Caldean philosophy within the culture of all they traded with. Even the Greeks tell that their culture was brought to them by a mysterious figure from an ancient race. None of the ancient civilizations take responsibility for the founding of their own culture, they all say they inherited it from an ancient race. Peoples from elsewhere came with leaders and established higher cultures of order in primitive cultures. A story that is scattered all throughout the earth. All these cultures developed around identical institutions yet with their own local cultural twist. Glyphs and words are identical in both Egypt and Maya demonstrating a migration of ideas around the globe. A powerful influx of world culture.
The destruction of Atlantis was caused by the princes who departed from the divine principles there forefathers had laid down before them to follow as they traveled and colonized the seas. The same story is told in 40-50 scattered culture groups, yesterday we were savages then this man came and then no longer were we savages, we were civilized. Knowledge did not evolve but was given to them as a kind of birthright.
According to oriental sources humanity began over 1,000,000 years ago when the progenitors of the Aryan race moved through central Asia as a wandering nomadic people who conquered the world. Mongolia was Atlantean and China was Aryan.
Battle between light and darkness, new and old, youth vs the aged. Island of Selon associated by Indian scholars with Atlantis. Deluge in Chinese equals the water of oblivion, means the blotting out of the way of life, the rise of darkness, a fall from wisdom. A psychological deluge of darkness rather than a physical deluge of water. Glorified aspect of shamanism found in Bosnia.
Remembered by Eskimo, natives of South Pacific, native Indians of Americas, basically all cultures remember the golden age, then a silver age, bronze age and finally the fall to the iron age, the age of death. These four seasons of ages are later known as the four horseman of the apocalypse.
Migration of the lemmings points toward their suicide swimming out into the ocean and drowning, a power, a driving force behind this species that force it into the ocean to its imminent death, it is assumed they are following an ancient route that was a land route at the time of the maritime period, that they have never been able to overcome the instinct to follow an old order of the earths arrangement. Always expecting to find land, never expecting to die. Seeking of another land beyond the water (lemming suicide is an unfortunate myth generated by Disney films http://www.snopes.com/disney/films/lemmings.asp http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/335683/lemming).
Buddhist monks from Asia reached Ireland (UK) at a very ancient time. Druid remains from welsh records state Stonehenge was a monument created from the gods of previous ages. They claim they found Stonehenge they did not build it. Heraditus states the builders of the pyramid started at the top and built down. How is that possible? Built defying the laws of gravity. Carnac in Brittany western France, another megalithic stone structure built by ancients.
Atlanteans were perhaps closer to the Mongol than any other type of people that we have today.
Central America, great rabbit took a canoe and led his people out to the east, Cherokee people and Norse people talk about pilgrimages and journeys to eastern shores. East off American coast was found the continent of Atlantis. The four god birds, such as the thunder bird god of rainstorms is at its core a Chaldean belief system.
Many Mayan words are identical in type and meaning to that of Egypt also some strong correlations to Asia.Mayans are really called the Itzas, whose patriarch is Itzamna the father of the Itzas who saved them from a land of where they came and saved them from the gods of waters, carried them safely across the great deluge and brought them to the western hemisphere. Which indicates why the Mayan calendar begins in the 7th cycle, the previous 7 cycles most likely occurring in the Mayans original homeland, that of the continent of Atlantis.Leaf 74 of the manuscript Dresden represents the Mayan glyph representation of the sinking of Atlantis.
Quiche tribes Popol Vuh initiation into the tribe they had to go through the same experiences as the race of their people had to go through, they had to swim through a river of blood and a river of mud before entering the initiation temple.
Incas came from Asia possibly founded by Japanese colony who were drove off their island by aggressive storms. Pre-Incas in Peru claim to have ancient records of ancient language lost thousands of years ago. Primitive people with no literacy weeping for the loss of their lost written language through oral traditions and storytelling. They declare that the gods of men walked among us, the Incas arrived as nothing more than proud aborigines compared to the great pre-Inca civilization that existed long before their arrival. The great nobility of the pre-Inca setting world records for times of peace, 500 years without war.
Code of the Iroquois Indians the most successful and advanced system of law as certified by professors in the prestigious universities of Oxford, was originally an Atlantean belief system preserved by the Iroquois due to a belief that one day the sea god who gave them the law would return and if his peoples were not following the law exactly as he left it then he would abandon those peoples and leave them to their own ruin.
Lecture notes revised from: http://projectavalon.net/forum4/showthread.php?49321-Atlantis
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The music of Amiina contains elements of minimalistic style, contemporary classical, ambient, and electronic. During their performances each plays several unique instruments (even a saw), moving from one instrument to another. Quite captivating, mysterious and fun! Would love to make music like this, guess I’ll play along on my flute for now.