Below you’ll find nine new historical possibilities I wrote down in one creative burst. I’m not claiming these ideas are true and fully confirmed. I’m presenting them as opportunities for further investigation and to demonstrate how little we know about human origins.
If you pay attention, you probably already noticed that the mainstream historical paradigm is incomplete at best. You’d be much better off thinking for yourself, rather than trusting entrenched views of stagnant minds.
1. Life on Earth may have originated on Mars
The evidence of a huge cataclysm that obliterated Mars is mounting. One side of the Red Planet has been bombarded by comets and that was the end of all possible life there. We also know that Mars was once a world full of water and had an atmosphere similar to Earth’s. But in one fell swoop, the planet has been destroyed.
Any similar event in history comes to mind? Yes indeed. We already know that the dinosaurs became extinct after a huge comet (at least 10 km in diameter) hit the Earth.
Now you may think that equipped with that knowledge, humans would try to prevent any mass extinction event like this from happening again. Yet the underfunded NASA can spot only about 10% of comets that could be on their way to the Pale Blue Dot (there may be many of them).
And it’s not a matter of technology – it’s a matter of money. So one day you could wake up nice and early only to learn that the Armageddon has come to pass and nobody even informed you about it.
NASA scientists haven’t even tested any interception system that would destroy a comet even if they knew that it was coming. And yet we spend billions of dollars on military.
Back to Mars.
We now know that Mars could have harbored life for hundreds of millions of years. But since we didn’t actually set foot on the ground, we still don’t have access to enough evidence to corroborate this theory. All we can do before the planned colonization of Mars (in around 2040) is to look from afar.
Already, a new theory about Mars seeding life on Earth gains a foothold in the scientific community. The nutrients required for life formation were supposed to come to Earth on a Martian Meteorite.
There are even theories about intelligent life on Mars which are based on insufficient, yet intriguing evidence.
There’s the famous Cydonia region which is the home to the famous “Face on Mars” and the supposed pyramids. While NASA discarded the face as a mere optical illusion, we won’t be sure until we take another one more small step for man.
2. Psilocybin coming to Earth from outer space
Not only life, but also foreign substances could have come to Earth from outer space. The best candidate for that is the hallucinogenic mushroom containing psilocybin. On the molecular level, it’s different from all other substances known to man and its spores have extremely high chances of survival in the space environment.
Here’s an excerpt from a lecture by a philosopher and biologist Terence McKenna:
First argument – entirely a physical argument. Psilocybin is O-phosphoryl-4-hydroxy-N,N-dimethyltryptamine. What this means is that there is a phosphorous group substituted at the 4 position of the molecule. Now here’s the headline folks: This is the ONLY 4-phosphorylated indole on this planet! On this planet.
Actually, most species of hallucinogenic mushrooms are found in South America (we still don’t know why that is). Maybe that’s where the “Psilocybin Comet” hit the Earth.
The best candidate that could confirm it is the recently discovered Iturralde Crater dated between 11,000 and 30,000 years (but it may be much older). It hit the Bolivian rainforest. Then the mushroom might have spread to other places on Earth.
Maybe there is one more crater that we still don’t know about or the mushrooms spread in another way. But now we can see that instances of things from outer space hitting the Earth are quite common in the geological perspective. Also, Francis Crick, the co-discoverer of DNA claimed that life couldn’t have evolved the Blue Planet and that it must have come from somewhere else.
Note: Humans that looked anatomically identical to us existed as far back as 200.000 years ago. But the first examples of abstract art produced by Homo Sapiens come from around 70.000 years ago. It’s possible that we cannot find earlier examples, or that something external changed our brains. That’s a whole other theory about psilocybin giving rise to consciousness in human beings (the Stoned Ape theory).
3. The “Fathers” That Rekindled The Civilization
As brilliantly explained in The Magicians of The Gods there was a pre-flood civilization on earth that collapsed around 12.600 years ago when comets hit the northern hemisphere of the Earth, causing huge cataclysms and dramatically raising the sea levels. I also wrote about this at length in my article about the Underwater Ruins of Dwarka.
It’s possible that the earliest civilizations that we know of were started by the survivors of the flood. These “Fathers” are especially mentioned in legends of India which are some of the oldest ones we have. The Vedas might have been composed much earlier than we think (perhaps close to the end of the Second Ice Age) and passed down through the oral tradition.
The best candidates for these “Fathers” in Hinduism are “Nagas” (the Fish-or-Snake-like beings) and Manu – the progenitor of humanity who survived the flood.
In an Egyptian myth (depicted on the Temple of Horus at Edfu), there is also a mention of “The Fathers” that rekindled the civilization after a great disaster.
This coincided with the myth of Noah from the Bible and the myth about the Sumerian God Oannes who “had the body of a fish but underneath the figure of a man”. There’s also a similarity to the fish-like Dagon, the ancient Levantine deity. Moreover, the Epic of Gilgamesh is also a flood-myth. Most of these figures are represented as half-fish-half-human which could mean they came on ships.
It’s possible that these forgotten survivors were the ones who restarted the civilizational project after the flood.
4. The Sources of Hinduist and Tibetan Knowledge
Some of the ancient spiritual knowledge might come from the extinct “Dwaraka Civilization” – now underwater at the Gulf of Cambay. Before being destroyed by the flood, Dwarka was a legendary dwelling place of Lord Krishna. Except for having physical evidence for the existence of Dwarka, we also read about it in Mahabharata – the longest epic poem in the world.
And from the introduction to the Tibetan Book of The Dead, we learn that Nagarjuna, one of the founders of Mahāyāna Buddhism got his Prajnaparamita sutras in a form of treasure from the ocean depths (from the Nāgas – water spirits often depicted in the form of serpent-like humans).
Additionally, Prajñāpāramitā terma teachings are held by some Tibetan Buddhists to have been conferred upon Nāgārjuna by the Nāgarāja “King of the Nāgas”, who had been guarding them at the bottom of the sea. Similarly, Matsya, the avatar of the Hindu god Vishnu in the form of a fish saves the sacred texts of Vedas by slaying a demon under the sea.
This shows a clear connection to the previously mentioned stories about the great flood and a possibility that the Hindu spiritual knowledge reaches back thousands of years more into the past.
5. Lord Krishna and Psychedelics
Maybe even Lord Krishna himself used hallucinogens for spiritual purposes – There is a scene in Bhagavad Gita:
Chapter 11, Verse 28
As the rivers flow into the sea, so all these great warriors enter Your blazing mouths and perish.
Chapter 11, Verse 29
I see all people rushing with full speed into Your mouths as moths dash into a blazing fire.
Now isn’t he smoking some DMT?
Also, in the introduction to Gita we read: “Krishna overwhelms Arjuna with this vision, in which the warrior is both terrified and inspired. Warriors rush Like moths into Krishna’s mouth, and flames surround him on all sides. Krishna also reassures Arjuna that he is the only one who has seen the full manifestation of God”.
Chapter 11, Verse 52
The Blessed Lord said: My dear Arjuna, the form which you are now seeing is very difficult to behold. Even the demigods are ever seeking the opportunity to see this form which is so dear.
Chapter 11, Verse 53
The form which you are seeing with your transcendental eyes cannot be understood simply by studying the Vedas, nor by undergoing serious penances, nor by charity, nor by worship. It is not by these means that one can see Me as I am.
It looks like a mushroom or DMT trip to me.
Gita stems from Mahabharata, which stems from Vedas (including the Upanishads). And nobody really knows how old the Vedas are.
6. Psilocybin or DMT in Vedas and the Bible
In the Rigveda they say:
We have drunk Soma and become immortal; we have attained the light, the Gods discovered. Now what may foeman’s malice do to harm us? What, O Immortal, mortal man’s deception?”
In the Genesis they say:
And the LORD God said, “The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever.”
Now isn’t that strange?
Identity of Soma is disputed but it might have been the Psilocybe cubensis or Amanita muscaria. But it can also have been the Syrian rue which contains highly hallucinogenic Harmaline.
The drink was distributed through Gandharvas who are incidentally depicted as fish-like beings (again!?). On one image they are depicted as very dark. Krishna was “blue” but it could also be translated as “dark”. Also, many Indian gods are depicted as having multiple arms and that may be connected to the Naga myth.
There’s even a possibility that the whole Burning Bush story from the Bible comes from Moses getting high on the Syrian rue.
7. Hindus, Tibetans, and Egyptians as Carriers of The Ancient Tradition
Both Egyptians and Northern Indians seem to preserve this old spiritual tradition which originally might have come from the pre-flood civilization. It’s about reincarnation, the survival of the consciousness, weighing of the good and bad deeds at the end of life, non-duality and the use of the Hallucinogenic plants. The life seemed to be a preparation for a noble death and transition into another state.
And of course, The Tibetan Book of The Dead is all about encounters with The Hundred Peaceful and Wrathful Deities which totally sounds like a DMT trip or Near Death Experience.
8. The Greek and Roman Philosophy Sourced From Egypt
The ideas about death mentioned in the previous point go quite well with the Marcus Aurelius’ thoughts on death (although he is strictly rationalistic) who got it from Seneca and Epictetus. Seneca got it from Zeno of Citium who, in turn, was inspired by the Platonic philosophy.
Interestingly, Plato got the myth of Atlantis from Solon who lived 300 years prior. Solon heard it from Egyptian priests who read it from texts existing at that time. So the Egyptians knew about Atlantis (which instead of a city, might have been a whole civilization. Maybe we’ll find an answer in The Hall of Records which might be buried under one of the paws of the Sphinx but remains uncovered.
From Wikipedia: It has been postulated that there may be three passages around the Sphinx; two with unknown origin and one is supposedly a small dead-end shaft behind the head of nineteenth-century origins.
Also, there are shafts in the Queen’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid of Giza. We still don’t know where they lead because they are blocked with stone blocks with metal handles (the only place where you can find metal in the Pyramid).
9. Plato and the Egyptians
Plato had an idea of the immortality of the soul and reincarnation. He might have gotten it from Socrates (and Socrates might have been involved in the Mushroom cult around the times of the Eleusinian mysteries – more info on that in The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants).
Plato is known to have traveled to Egypt to study. Then he came back to Greece as one of the “first philosophers”. Maybe in Egypt, he learned about the idea of the immortality of the soul which was passed down from times immemorial. Actually, Greek culture probably has its roots in Egypt (and this article makes a very powerful case for this).
So there you have it: Outlandish historical possibilities, Aliens, origins of consciousness, fish-like beings that distribute knowledge, cataclysm on Mars, Antediluvian civilization, origins of spirituality and sources of the belief in the afterlife. Not fully corroborated, but hey, what if it’s true?
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