Ptah’s distinctive outfit and accoutrements, including the All, is matched by another key ancient figure, the goddess Mari, another name for Isis.

In 1933, French archaeologists digging at Mari on the Euphrates river in Syria made an astonishing discovery. Excavations led by Walter Andrae from 1903 to 1914 uncovered remains of the temple palace complex of Ishtar at Mari.1

This complex had a ziggurat (click below image), temples of Ishtar, Ninharsag, Shamas (‘sun’) and Dagan (‘fish’), and a royal palace spread over six acres. The palace contained nearly 300 rooms, many of which housed palace administrators and thousands of diplomatic and administrative records.

Mari was home to the goddess Mari, “Mother Love,” or the Queen of Heaven. This goddess was continually worshipped for over three thousand years (c. 3500 - 500 BC) in the ancient Near East. She was one of the three great goddesses of the Bronze Age, the others being Isis of Egypt and Cybele or Sabael of Anatolia, the Great Mother of the Gods from Ida.


All three were incarnations of the Great Mother, the Lady of Life. Among her many names were Ishtar, Inanna, Astarte, Ma, Astoreth, the goddess worshipped by King Solomon.



Mari’s Amor-ite city or ‘City of Love’ of Mari was considered as one of the wonders of the ancient world.2 It was the Holy Land or power center until it was conquered by the armies of Hammurabi in 1700 BC.

The people of Mari believed that the universe was the property of a large pantheon of gods and goddesses who were human in form, but superhuman in their powers. They believed the goddess Mari lived in her temple on Earth.

Among the numerous wall paintings and sculptures uncovered at Mari in Syria archaeologists discovered the jaw dropping 4,000 year-old three-dimensional, life-size statue of the goddess Mari below. Called simply The Goddess with a Vase, in this statue Mari is wearing a coat, a hat and other garments. She holds a water jar in her hands.

Mari full-length coat is blue, the color of the sea. It is called the PALA garment or ‘ruler’s garment’. The component PALA is key. It is the root for palladium, Pala-to, palace and paladin, the name given to the knights of the Grail in medieval chivalry.

Mari has a cluster of blue stones (apples?) gathered around her neck and throat area.

The ‘hat’ is no ordinary helmet. It is called the Shugurra helmet. Whenever attempting to understand or explain The Goddess with a Vase statue, I turn to (and embellish on) Sumerian scholar and linguist Zecharia Sitchin. In his seven books he re-interprets the Sumerian myths. Shugurra, he says, translates as “that which makes go far into the universe.” 3

What kind of a helmet or thinking cap is this?!


‘The Goddess With a Vase’ statue from Mari, 2000-1500 BC.

Is she holding the Holy Grail?


Two straps run out of the TET, a box of rectangular shape on the back of Mari’s neck, and run across her chest.4 The box is joined to her helmet, the Shugurra, by another strap. This box is apparently quite heavy, as evidenced by the straps. A hose is connected to the base of the box by a circular clasp or buckle. Two identical ‘stones’ adorn her shoulders.

The TET corresponds with the Menat worn by Ptah on the back of his head and with the TET pillar that is part of the All.

These accoutrements underlined that this goddess was the Queen of Mari. According to Sitchin, no one has been able to explain the nature of Mari’s strange ensemble of coat, hat and other garments. It is too bizarre to think of it as some form of ancient virtual reality system that assists one in transforming themselves in order to go far into the universe. But what if that is what it is? What is this ensemble doing on the body of a 4,000-year-old statue?

Apart from these sensational questions, the question that is most integral to our search concerns what Mari did once she donned this outfit.




Among Mari’s many titles she was known as Ma-Ya, ‘the Lady of Life’, or Ma .5


Her temple/womb/sheepfold was considered the vessel of Creation. With her Shugurra helmet snuggly fitting her head, Mari goes to her sheepfold, which is the center of nature of Sumer (or Su-Meru). Leaning against a fruit tree, she rejoices in her own natural powers --her wondrous vulva.

Within this temple emerged Mari’s son who was named ‘Lord of the Sheephold’, ‘the Shepherd’, ‘Lord of the Net’, and ‘Lord of Life’.6

According to Sumerian legend, in a night of wild drink and sex, Inanna/Mari, a cunning and ruthless beauty, seduced the god E.A and made off with his prized Key of Life, as well as the divine ME-tablets, the divine formulas which were the basis for high civilization.7

That night she also conceived a son, Thoth.

Mari’s name anticipates the Virgin Mary by 3,000 years. Both women had a son who died a violent, sacrificial death. Mari’s titles ‘Light of the World’, ‘Morning and Evening Star’, ‘Righteous Judge’, ‘Forgiver of Sins’, and ‘Holy Shepherdess’ were later given to Mary’s son, Jesus.

Jesus said he had many sheepfolds. Among the beautiful treasures that were discovered at Mari were stone molds for cakes found in the kitchen of the palace in the shape of the Goddess’ body. The cakes eaten by the worshippers of the Queen, says scholars,8 may have been a precursor of the Christian Eucharist the bread and water used at the Last Supper.

The similarity between Mari’s son and Jesus are striking. Raised by priestesses in the Vessel of Creation, the half-human, half-divine son, who was called the Lord of the Net, appears to have been privileged to learn the secrets of the universe, including those of the Key of Life.

In Matthew Jesus states the Kingdom of Heaven is a Net.9 When he appears to John he is wearing the attire of the goddess including a floor-length garment and helmet white as wool. He also wields Key of Life in the form of the seven stars that he holds in his hand.10

The creation of Mari’s son is also equivalent to the story of the creation of the Adam in the Hebrew story. The Sumerians are considered by many Old Testament scholars to have been the original authors of the creation myth as found in the Book of Genesis. The tale of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, particularly the Tree of Life incident, is also of Sumerian origin.

According to Sumerian myth, Mari/Inanna rescued the Tree of Life from the world flood and planted it in her garden at Mari. This Tree was an axis connecting the underworld with Earth and the heavens.1

Mari seeks to use the wood from the Tree to make a throne and a bed. However, she discovers that the Tree has some unexpected occupants. A serpent has “made his nest in the tree.” This serpent is not alone. The “anzu bird who set his young on the branches,” also dwells within, as does the “dark-maid Lilith” who built her home in the trunk.12


The seal of Mari’s son, Thoth/Ningishzidda.

The entwined serpents also symbolized E.A.’s son, Ningishzidda (‘Lord of the Artifact of Life’).

Libation Cup of Gudea, c. 2000 BC

The inhabitants of the Tree -- two snakes named Lilith and Samuel --refuse to leave. In temple depictions Mari is pictured holding these two serpents wound around a rod. Known as the caduceus this symbol was the logo of a priesthood of Therapeutae, or physicians of the soul.

This was also the symbol for her son, “the Lord of the Key of Life.” The figure 8 or the entwined serpents also symbolized him. The Egyptians changed his name to Thoth, but retained his sacred number 8.


The Greeks called Thoth or TAT by the name Hermes (‘stone’).


Mari wearing her helme, blue stones, and coat holding the caduceus.

In Amorite legend this tube-shaped serpent’s name is Yamm, derived from the Hindu Lord of Death, Yama.13 Mari and this serpent apparently married, for Mari, who is also called Maya, was worshipped along with her serpent-husband Ya-Ma, whose name is Ma-Ya in reverse. Yama means ‘twin’.14

The Hindu Vedas say Yama, Lord of Death, sits in the midst of the cosmic ocean on the Navel of the Waters, where “matter first took form.”

Incidentally, the Japanese associated this center with the Mountain-Mother Fuji the Ancestress. This sacred mountain became known was Fuji-Yama. From his throne Yama, as the ‘King of Righteousness’, sips on soma and gives judgment (or balances Heaven and Earth), much like Thoth.15

In the Judeo-Christian religion Maya’s husband Yama, the serpent, became a figure the Hebrew scribes did not exactly know how to handle.

When Moses asked God his name, God replied from the burning bush, “I am.” 16

He became known as Y-Am or I-Am, the Old Testament Hebrew god who was also known as Yahweh or Jehovah. The Pillar depicted in the Sumerian and Egyptian examples we will look at momentarily are symbolically equivalent to the Tree of Life of the Garden of Eden story. Ya-Ma or I Am is the name of the serpent that lived within it. Logically, the Old Testament Lord and the Serpent appear to be one.

Despite the Lord’s injunction in Leviticus 26:1,

“You shall make no idols nor graven image, neither rear you up a standing image, neither shall you set up any image of stone in your land, to bow down unto it: For I am the Lord your God ” the Hebrews continuously sought the Pillar, sometimes at the request of I-Am.

In the Book of Numbers, chapter 21, I Am said to Moses,

“Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass that everyone that is bitten when he looks upon it shall live. And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived.” 17

Jews and Christians later remembered this duo, combining their names Maya and Yama into one, Mari-Yama or Mariam, the name of the mother of Jesus.18

In the Gospel of John Jesus speaks directly of this serpent,

“And as Moses lifted the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up: That whosoever believeth may in Him have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten Son…” 19

Let us now look at the Sumerian and Egyptian depictions of the Tree of Life. The TET box on the back of Mari’s helmet, which she wore when entering her sheepfold, appears to serve the same function as Ptah’s menat charm. It connected her to the TET pillar. Ptah sometimes appears standing in front of a TET pillar.

In Egypt, the TET pillars were called “the backbone of Osiris.” In Egyptian mythology, Osiris is the green-faced savior god. He, along with his wife Isis, came from Sirius and taught the art of gardening.

They were profusely illustrated in ancient Egypt. Many of these depictions survive today (click below image).


In the illustration above from the Temple of Isis at Denderah in Egypt,

a site within walking distance of Abydos, the Egyptian ‘Garden of Eden’,

the TET columns are shown with ‘serpents’ of current flowing through them.

Some believe these symbolize electricity.

If so, how did the ancient Egyptians generate electricity?

Modern electrical engineers, physicists readily observe that the ancient Egyptian religious artwork portrays an object strikingly similar in design to a modern Van de Graaff Generator.

Designed and built by American physicist Dr. Robert J. Van de Graaff, who was a professor at MIT, this generator was built in 1931 as a research tool in early atom-smashing and high energy X-ray experiments.

The device that bears his name has the ability to produce extremely high voltages -- as high as 20 million volts. Van de Graaff invented the Van de Graaff Generator to supply the high energy needed for early particle accelerators. These accelerators were known as atom smashers because they accelerated sub-atomic particles to very high speeds and then “smashed“ them into the target atoms.


The resulting collisions create other subatomic particles and high-energy radiation such as X-rays. The ability to create these high-energy collisions is the foundation of particle and nuclear physics.


In 1931, the large Van de Graaff generator was constructed

in an unused dirigible dock at Round Hill, Massachusetts.

Photos © MIT.

Modern physicists readily notice that these pillars bear an uncanny resemblance to cathode ray tubes.


Developed in the 1870’s by Sir William Crookes, an English physicist and chemist, the tube was integral to the study of what came to be called cathode rays.

Cathode-ray tubes are glass tubes with the air sucked out of them. Metal plates are sealed at either end and then connected to a battery or an induction coil. When charged with electricity, the vacant areas in the tubes glow. Crookes concluded that invisible rays from the cathode caused the glow. The glow emanated from the negative plate --the cathode -- and disappeared into the positive plate -- the anode. Significantly, Cat-hode comes from the Greek kathodos, going down, from kata, meaning ‘down’ and hodos, way. Cata is also the root for Cat-har and Cat-holic, meaning ‘universal’.

What are these “serpents”? The ancient linguist, poet, and holy man, King Solomon, might remind us that in Hebrew nahash is the word for serpent and wisdom. The Hebrew word for soul is neshamah. The linguistic and phonetic similarity of these words would force a question in Solomon’s poetic mind.


Are the ancient Egyptian artists asking us to link these serpents with souls?


The “patient” on the operating table beside the TET or TAT does appear ready to receive the contents of the tube or jar. The “doctor” holding the cutting knife has the head of a cat.

Following our pattern of investigating word meanings, I find it fascinating that kathodos contains the element Os, or Osiris. Equally prominently it displays kat or cat. In the Egyptian story of Osiris, the Primordial Garden of Creation housed a World Tree or a Tree of Life linking Heaven and Earth. To the Egyptians this tree is also known as the persea tree. The tree is shaped like a spade, the tool of the gardener, and is accompanied by a cat, giving rise to the notion that it is a “pussy tree.”

According to the story told by the priests at Heliopolis, Egypt, the cat is another form of Ra-A-tum, the name the Egyptians gave to the spark of life (the Akh) that releases the infinite energies of Nun (creation).

Why the cat? As noted, the Egyptians were fond of word play and puns. Electricity that spat and hissed and bit and numbed became depicted as a cat. In order to free itself from the serpent’s coils, A-tum (or A-tom) took the form of a cat and killed the serpent by splitting it with its knife. When the cat (atom) splits the serpent the persea tree emerges from within it.

The cat’s persea tree can be treated a number of ways in the Language of the Birds. For example, what is the relation of the cat’s purr to the per-sea tree? What is the significance of the fact that Mary Magdalene is the patron saint of perfume? What significance, if any, is there to the fact that the Grail Stone is also known as the “Pearl of Great Price”? Was a play on words intended when the Cat-hars called themselves the Pure or Purr Ones?

In the hieroglyph of Osiris two ‘TET’ pillars are featured on either side a mysterious object that resembles the Hebrew Ark of the Covenant. Beside them is Osiris’ Pillar of Love (far right). The Pillar of Osiris stood approximately forty feet tall and was lined with gold.


This pillar contains what appears to be a serpent. However, we are told it actually contained the “head” of Osiris.


The hieroglyph of Osiris

When the Pillar is mounted to the portable stand which resembles (in form and likely in function) the Biblical Ark of the Covenant a device of enormous power is created. It is a golden needle or antenna that ties the ‘thread’ (cord, chord) between the upper world and the lower worlds.


The ancient Egyptians called the complex where this procedure took place the Ros-tau.20


This is another word for Giza. The Giza-Rostau complex was at the end of the ‘sacred road of the neters,’ suggesting it was a passageway used by the gods to enter the underworld (also called the Tuat).

While many will consider the notion that Mary Magdalene was continuing the teachings of Mari pure speculation, it is fascinating to note that several Christian researchers are beginning to take a serious look at the similarities between the symbolism and teachings of Jesus and Osiris and his Tree of Life.


The Pillar of Osiris


Osiris’ pillar was considered a ladder to heaven. This ‘ladder’ is a symbol of that which must be ascended in order to reach the Fields of Peace.

In the Pyramid Texts, in which the pharaoh’s journey to immortality is described, the two TET pillars are shown on either side of the “Door of Heaven.” The doors remain sealed until the pharaoh utters the word of power. Then, suddenly, the “double doors of heaven open up… the aperture of the celestial windows is open.” And soaring as a great bird, the pharaoh’s Ka has reached the land of the living.

A startling correspondence between the crucifixion of Jesus and the Pillar of Osiris is found in the definition of the Greek word stau-ros. While unfamiliar to most modern Christians, it was the original Greek word used to describe the Cross upon which Jesus was crucified. It actually means the 'pillar'. The mirror image of this word is ros-tau, one Egyptian term for the Sphinx.

The word “cross” did not appear in the Bible until after 500 AD.21 This explains why the “Latin” (Roman) or “Passion” cross, the primary icon or logo of Christianity, did not appear in Christian art until 600 AD either.22

In the original Greek version of the New Testament the word used for the Pillar upon which Jesus was Crucified was Stau-ros.

In Egypt tau was another name for the ankh, the Cross of Life. Ros means wisdom and dew.

Amalgamating these word meanings, renders Stau-ros as “the Pillar or Cross of Life or Wisdom,” perfectly aligning it with the Egyptian term for the wise ‘blood of life‘ provided by the ankh or Key of Life.

One of the most powerful symbols of Christ is the phoenix. In Egyptian symbolism the phoenix is interchangeable with the heron. The heron (phonetically hare-on) was the symbol for the sun-bird-man, the savior figure, that landed atop the Persea Tree of Heliopolis or On at the dawn of each New Age. Heliopolis was the name of the city where Jesus was taken during the ‘flight to Egypt’.

The heron was a title for Osiris. Budge says Osiris was also called Un-Nefer, a name that means ‘beautiful hare’ or ‘good being’.23 He also says Un-nefer comes from un ‘to open, to appear, to make manifest’, and neferu ‘good things’ (a related word is neteru, or god-beings). Isis was known as the Great Goddess Har, the patroness of temple prostitutes or harines.24


Like the Greek horae and other holy harlots, her priestesses occupied the part of the temple known as the Harem, the Sanctuary. In order to rule, kings had to prove their virility by impregnating the harines, creating a semi-divine offspring who were half-human, half-heron, i.e. bird-men or angels.

The harines explain why Mary Magdalene was known as a harlot. It also provides an explanation for why the resurrection of Jesus, is associated with the Easter bunny. The answer probably has something to do with the fact that Easter is a lunar holiday, occurring precisely on the first Sunday after the first full moon of the Spring Equinox.

The other reason is because of his connection to Osiris.


The Cave of the Altar.

A hare enters the magic mountain where the phoenix is waiting.

The result of this alchemical procedure is the creation of Hermes,

seen dancing at the top of the mountain, caduceus in hand.

The Egyptians said Osiris, as a hare, guards one of the Seven Halls of the Underworld.25 In the story Alice in Wonderland Alice chases a hare down a hole -- which turns out to be a gateway to another world. The name for the Egyptian underworld was the Tuat. Sometimes Osiris was depicted with his body bent around backwards so as to form the Tuat.

The Seven Hall of the Tuat are reminiscent of the Hindus legend of Fohat, a serpent who dug ‘holes in space’.26 These theorists tell us that ‘below’ the Earth are seven intermediate points or cavities: Atala, Vitala, Sutala, Talatala, Mahatala, Rasatala, and Patala.

This, in turn, rings of the Mayan legend of the ‘Seven Cities of Cibola’ (or Sa-Ba-La), which were the seven caves or holes of Aztlan, Atlan, or Tula.


In one of these holes, Patala, dwells the Lord An-an-ta, the primeval Hindu god, intoxicating all with drops of fragrant honey from his fresh tulasi flower.


In the above sentences we notice the repetition of the words talah and Tula.

Talah means “to hang.” In the mysterious Jewish alchemical text, The Bahir, Teli (derived from talah) is the name of the connecting link that will enable our soul to return to its home.27

It is often described as a pillar or pole between Earth and Heaven.

In Christian mythology this was the Tree of Death, or the Cross upon which Christ died.27 In fact, both Christianity and Egyptian religion employ the tree in the contradictory terms of death and life. Jesus hung from the Tree of Death, the Cross, but in so doing became the Tree of Life.

Other authorities identify the Teli with the “Pole Serpent” mentioned in the book of Job, “By His spirit, the heavens were calmed, His hand has pierced the Pole Serpent.”28

This Pole Serpent is imagined as an imaginary creature from which the Earth hangs. From another perspective, where the Hebrew words for serpent and soul are interchangeable, the Teli may refer to a Pillar from which hangs a serpent-shaped soul sphere.

This is exactly what the book of John 3:15 says,

“And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.”

The Greeks called the Milky Way’s Central Sun Tula (Sanskrit for ‘balance’). They were not the only ones to possess knowledge about Tula. The Druids said they came from Hyperboria. At the center of this heaven ‘beyond the north wind’ was Tula, the Druid mecca for learning.

Whenever we see the T-L-A letter combination in a word or sprinkled throughout a word it is a reference to Tula.

Like the Hebrew scribes, the Druid Bards were masters of word play and the mixing of word elements. Identifying the T-L-A elements of Tula embedded within key mythic names and place names helps us to uncover the sacred teachings of the galactic core hidden in many myths and religions.

There used to be mystery schools called Tulas all over the planet -- in Egypt, India, the Americas where physicians of the soul could gather to learn the way of god making and the means to become ‘one’ with God, and hence “new” or “numan being.”

Among the earliest and most renowned of these resurrection mystery schools were those of the Egyptian goddess Isis. God making was her business. The myth and science of Tula was the core of this teaching.

30,000 light years from Earth is the galactic core, the Central Sun, Tula.30 This is the heart of our galaxy, not the Sun at the center of our solar system. As the moon and Earth revolve around the Sun, so does our entire solar system orbit the galactic core of our galaxy (which is believed to be in the constellation of Sagittarius).

The concept of the Central Sun or Spiritual Sun is known by many different names the world over: the white island, the floating island, the revolving island, the lost isle in the midst of the cosmic ocean. This lost isle is not of the Earth. It is the lost isle, our spiritual core, floating in the sea of heaven.

According to Greek myths, the heart of the Central Sun beats and vibrations spread through the galaxy. This Central Sun is a fountain of ‘living waters’, healing ‘waters’ or of healing energy. It is even considered to be the Holy Grail, the cup of life, itself.

Ancient wisdom traditions maintain humans, and all other beings in our galaxy, emanate from and share a common home: the Central Sun at the core of our Milky Way galaxy.

In 1618 artist Matthieu Merian incorporated many of the images we have encountered thus far in his painting called Tabula Smaragdina (Latin for “Emerald Tablet”) which was the title page for Daniel Mylius’s book The Medical-Chemical Work.


The Emerald Tablet engraving, a powerful mediation for alchemists

who claimed it depicted the (S)tone of God leaving Heaven (Tula) and entering Earth.


Detail of the Emerald Tablet

In this detail of the Emerald Tablet we notice a naked woman standing beside a man with the head of a reindeer (Rennes is French for reindeer).


A cluster of grapes or Blue Apples, the symbol of the pre-flood nuclear secrets, dangles from the naked woman’s hand. Her right breast is a small seven-rayed sun from which stream a shower of stars. She is the core pouring her energies into the river of the Milky Way galaxy (which she straddles) and the Earth.

Also known as Luna, the Latin name of the Moon-goddess, she was coupled in Gnostic symbolism and magic texts with Sol, the male sun who stands on the other side of the hill. Together they represent fire and water, whose combination produced the Blood of Life.

In the Anacalypsis,31 Godfrey Higgins summarizes the stunning observations of a German researcher named Heeren and a learned Frenchman named Abbe Guerin de Rocher. The abbe and Heeren had noted the similarity between the Scriptures and Egyptian Mystery School teachings.

In Egypt, they found the Ark of the Covenant, the cherubim with their extended wings, the holy candlesticks, the shew bread or Manna, and many other power tools revered by the Jews. He even noticed that the word used for the name of Thebes is exactly the same word as that used to describe the Ark of Noah. The same mythologies are being described.

From this vantage point Heeren and the abbe de Rocher peered into the story of the Savior crucified in Egypt. The story begins with Abraham, whom the abbe finds in Egypt under the name Binothris or Ben-Terah, son of Terah (Abraham’s father’s name, which is the same as terra or Earth).


A king named Tulis succeeded this Binothris or Abraham. The son of Terah (phonetically ‘terra’ or ‘terror’) is said to have established the first queen in Egypt, or to have first recognized females as royalty. This queen’s name was Sarah. The word Tulis means ravisher in the Hebrew and Arabic. Thus Tulis was the ravisher of Sarah.

“The history of this Tulis, as given by Suidas, is very remarkable,” says Higgins. He quotes Suidas,

“Thulis reigned over all Egypt, and his empire extended even over the ocean. He gave his name to one of its isles (Ultima Thule).”32

Puffed up with success, he went to consult the oracle of Sarapis (known to the Egyptians as Asar-Hapis or Osiris-Apis).


He asked the oracle if there were any man greater than Thulis. The oracle replied that God, the Word, and the Holy Spirit are more powerful. He then told Thulis to go away for he has an uncertain life.

Immediately upon leaving the temple Thulis was put to death by his countrymen, the Egyptians.

“But the most remarkable part of this story,” says Higgins “is that the word Tulis means crucified.”33

Further, says Higgins,

“Here in the country of the Africans --in Egypt we have again the crucified of the Apocalypse. Thlui or Tula is the name given by the Jews to Jesus Christ, meaning the crucified.”34

Jesus, the crucified, means Jesus of Tula? I realize Higgins’ statement may come as a shock for some. Some will say I am connecting unrelated words and stories. I don’t think so. I have given the basis for doing so, and have established Tula as the source of all myth and religion. So why not the myths of Jesus too? Fascinatingly, the Old Testament word for ‘virgin’ was ‘bethula’. Literally it means beth ‘house’ or ‘vessel’ of Tula.

While on the subject of adding word meanings together, it is important to note that earlier we found that Elizabeth Van Buren said that Thule (Tula) means “black land.” This is another definition of the word ‘Egypt’. If, as Ms. Van Buren says, Rennes is Egypt, then Rennes and Egypt may also be Tulas.


The Greeks recorded that the Green Man or Gardener is the immortal ruler of Tula and Hyperboria,35 the Greek name for heaven. This suggests the Green Man or Gardener is the King of Tula.

The Green Man or Gardener is a powerful mythic image known to every civilization. He is depicted with vegetation symbolizing the Life Force or Word of God spewing from his mouth. He is known by many names throughout the world: Adonis (Greek, Roman), “the Lord,” and Dionysus are a few of his names. 36

Unbeknowest to many, it is quite possible this figure was present on Easter morning along with Jesus.

On Easter morning, in the Book of John,37 Jesus appeared to Mary Magdalene along with a mysterious figure that she called “the Gardener.” Evangelists and scholars alike assume this Gardener is Jesus. What if it is not Jesus? Have you ever seen a depiction of Jesus with his face painted green?

If he is not Jesus, can we identify the Gardener?

Yes. In the Islamic tradition, a highly revered mythological figure is shown wearing a shimmering green robe, and is the ‘Guardian of the Source of the Waters of Immortality’. He is called Al Khidr, the Green Man or the Evergreen One. The Islamic people believed Al Khidr was Elijah! 38 Didn’t Jesus say John the Baptist was the reincarnated Elijah? 39

If John is the Green Man, why didn’t the Gospels simply say so? Or, when they said the Gardener was there did they expect us to understand who they were talking about? If it is an intentional omission, why would the editors of the New Testament story of Jesus omit a crucial detail such as this?

It is vital that we attempt to piece together Jesus’ story, for if the Gardener is the King of Tula it suggests that Jesus found some way to travel to this location in order to bring him back to Earth.

My proposal is that the Crucifixion was a stargate event. The Shroud of Turin is the evidence. In the next chapter we will examine this piece of evidence. Before doing so, it is worthwhile to briefly consider the story of Alexander the Great (c. 330 BC), another seeker of the secrets of immortality.


Throughout his career Alexander summoned the power of the Green Man.


He believed the tales of this wandering god, who the Greeks called Dionysus, and who sailed the seas in a ship with clusters of grapes hanging from its masts. As a god himself, Alexander sought to out-do his predecessor in every way possible.

According to one legend,40 Alexander was once alone in the desert, when suddenly; a ‘spirit’ that carried them into a heavenly abode atop Mount Meru seized him and his horse. (According to Muslim legend, a thousand years later Mohammed was also carried to the same place by his white horse.)

Atop Mount Meru Alexander discovered a structure that glittered with a golden staircase with 2,500 steps and two huge pillars some sixty feet in height. Here, seated on a couch, Alexander encountered a shining green being whom he described as “a flaming fire,” a description which matches that of Moses’ recollection of the God named “I Am” who talked with him from behind in the flaming or “burning bush.” (Fire, the Blue Apples muse whispers, is frequency, vibration, knowledge.)

Nearby, Alexander saw this being’s golden rod, the key Secret of all mysteries -- the branches of a vine with a cluster of grapes at the top.

The Green Man seemed puzzled to suddenly find himself in the company of a human being. He asked Alexander how he was able “to penetrate into this darkness, which no other man hath been able to do.” Alexander responded that god himself had given him the means (the uraeus of the Pharaohs or the Key of Life) to make the journey to this place. Where is Alexander? In one version of the story the place of darkness is called the Cave of the Gods.

In another version, Alexander is told that he has arrived at “The City of the Storehouse of Life,” from where the “Bright Waters of Life” originated. This is the place from whence the living waters (or living souls), the Holy Light, emanated. According to the Greeks, the Green Man is the King of Hyperboria,41 the Greek name for Heaven.


At the center of Hyperboria is found a mecca for learning called Tula. This land, according to renowned French mythologist Rene Guenon,42 was the Garden of Eden of our race. The Green Man is the Gardener of the Eden.

Judging by the conversation, Alexander seems to have annoyed the Green Man who kept trying to get Alexander to leave. Alexander agreed to grant the Green Man’s wish but only if he were allowed to learn something that no man had ever known before.


Fair enough, the Green Man told him:

“I will tell thee something whereby thou mayest live and not die... In the land of Arabia (although it could be anywhere), God hath set the blackness of solid darkness wherein is hidden a treasury of this knowledge.


There too is the fountain of water which is called ‘The Water of Life’; and whosoever drinketh therefrom, if it be but a single drop, shall never die.”

This living water (wisdom), said the Green Man, could even give men the power to fly through the heavens like the angels.


As angels fly on the wings of their bodies of light, it is obvious this drink had a transformative effect on the human body. Alexander could hardly contain his excitement, anxiously asking where in the world he might find this fountain of life. Where is it?

Find and ask the heirs to this knowledge, replied the Green Man to Alexander.

Then, most importantly, the Gardener handed Alexander a cluster of grapes to feed his troops.

At that instant, with the Blue Apples in his hand, Alexander held the secret of immortality. He thought he knew enough. Alas, Alexander died of a fever in Babylon. His coffin has never been discovered.


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