by John Lash
from MetaHistory Website
My proposed term for the extraordinary
concurrence of events in 1947, including the invention of the
holograph, the creation of the CIA and Operation Majestic, and the
famous wave of UFO sightings including the alleged crash in Roswell,
But wait, there's more. Much, much more.
In the fall of 1947, the
world was shocked by the announcement of the formation of the
sovereign state of Israel. Israeli scholars and soldiers alike were
inspired by the realization that a modern state in the "Promised
Land" was being established at the very moment the Dead Sea Scrolls
resurfaced - no mere coincidence, perhaps, since the Scrolls were
evidence of a nationalist and messianic movement in Palestine,
headed by an extremist apocalyptic sect whose stated aim was to
invoke the intervention of supernatural powers to establish Israel
as a sovereign realm:
If not, hang on, because we're just beginning to roll into the Nexus: Scholars on the scene in Jerusalem in 1947 present first-hand testimony that agents from the newly formed CIA were present in their midst, and even took microfiche photos of the parchments.
This happened on the rooftop of the American Embassy (as
described by a source I will cite the next time I lay my hands on
that book. I believe that Baigent mentions the incident in
Sea Scrolls Deception).
I challenge the most sober of readers: Can you distinguish the religious language of the "Song of the Holocaust" from a modern description of a UFO sighting?
This is from 4Q405, fragment 405 found in Cave 4 at Qumran, translated in The Dead Sea Scrolls in English by Geza Vermes, p. 261-2. Other translations are more explicit in describing "shining wheels."
The celestial chariots or merkaba of the Kenoshim behave in a way that matches the sudden shifts and accelerations of UFOs in modern sightings. Their awesome movements are accompanied by roaring and hushing sounds, also consistent with modern technological vehicles. To answer my own question, just posed: Yes, it is possible to distinguish the religious language in this passage from the language used by modern witnesses and contactees, but the imagery, and the impression of awe felt in the presence of a divine or supernatural entities, is identical.
At the shift from the Arien to the Piscean Age, circa 120 BCE, radical and apocalyptic movements were sharply on the rise in ancient Palestine. The emergence of the Zaddikim of Qumran was timed to the revolt of the Macabees described in the two apocryphal books. For nearly 200 years, from 120 BCE to 70 AD when Titus destroyed the Temple of Solomon and exiled all Jews from Jerusalem, there was extreme violence, intersectarian conflict, and social unrest all across Palestine, and this destabilization was accompanied by many, many UFO sightings.
I maintain that it is not at all improbable that
the Zaddikim were a UFO contact cult who embraced an
so violent and alienating they had to retreat to the caves above the
Dead Sea. They perished, along with many other ordinary Jews who we
as shocked about the Zaddakite belief-system as we are today, but
their agenda survived, and was revived in the program of Christian salvationism.
Or, to put it the other way around, Christian
religion is the full-blown, pandemic virus that mutated from a
minute dose (in biological terms, a "vector") incubated in the
rabid, hate-driven, apocalyptic visions of the Zaddikim.
Well, consider this: Because scholars who specialize in the Dead Sea material do not dabble with the Nag Hammadi texts, and vice versa, it has escaped the attention of the experts that the "War Scroll" of the Zaddikim cites at the top of its "hit list" of arch-enemies (and the Zaddikim had plenty of enemies!).
Directly linked to the "Star and Sceptre" prophecy, the keynote vision of Jewish apocalypticism, the text 1QM (4Q491-496) announces:
(The War Scroll, Column 11, in The
Dead Sea Scrolls - A New Translation, by Michael Wise, Martin Abegg,
and Edward Cook, p. 160. The "Sons of Sheth" was a code name used by
Gnostics to describe the secret transmission of spiritual knowledge
via a succession of Illuminators. Kerner interprets "Star" and "Sceptre"
as direct allusions to disk- and cigar-shaped UFOs. )
The name "Archontics" was adopted by this particular group because it was their special mission to observe the activity of the Archons in the religious life of ancient Palestine.
They were, in effect, agents of Archontic counter-intelligence. As such, they detected a wave of Archontic religious mania among the Palestinian Jews and especially in the cult of the Zaddikim.
Until the surfacing of the Nag Hammadi codices, it was impossible to reconstruct the Gnostic expose of Archontic mania - a socio-religions phenomenon known to scholars as "Jewish apocalyptism," which is misleading, because these extremist views were firmly repudiated by mainstream Jews and even by the more orthodox religious authorities in the Jewhish communities of the time.
Ignoring the sectarian conflict with Gnostics, scholarship on the Zaddikim has been pursued in an adequate and inaccurate manner.
With the benefit of cross-textual comparison today, we can understand that Gnostics detected in Judeo-Christian salvationism an alien implant, an ideological virus infecting the human mind. In this view, Christianity is the outgrowth of a UFO contact cult, the Zaddikim. It is truly an extraterrestrial religion whose spurious tenets and supernatural suppositions are alien to human life on Earth.
Such, in any case, was and is the Gnostic analysis.