J. B. Campbell
Great changes are coming regarding the historical record of our people, the Aryans. As we learn about our ancestors we learn about ourselves. This sort of learning is greatly feared by those who control education, information and entertainment – the modern mechanisms of control.
It is in the short-term interest of non-Aryan peoples to hide our historical record. We have effectively been cut off from our roots. We Aryans are forbidden by law to associate exclusively with our own kind. We are forbidden by law to complain about it, as well. No other people in North America or Europe is treated thusly. We may be the majority in this democracy but we are treated by our government as if we were in a “people’s republic,” a persecuted minority without rights. This is all because we don’t know anything about ourselves.
There has been an almost unbelievable’ find in the deserts of western China, in Sinkiang Province, now known in PC as Xinjiang. The Tarim Basin of the Täklimaken Desert is the burial ground of our Aryan ancestors, more than a hundred of whose corpses have been recovered from the naturally preserving effects of the dry sands and freezing temperatures. More than a thousand skeletons without muscle tissue and hair have also been discovered. The Chinese have known about them for many decades but have been resolute in their refusal to tell us much about them. Why? Because it is now confirmed that some of our Aryan ancestors moved into that part of China at least 4,000 years ago and brought their culture with them. Apparently, their culture became an integral part of the Chinese culture.
As National Geographic puts it in the March; 1996 issue, “The finding that the mummies significantly predate Han Chinese presence in the area is affecting modem politics and has caused cultural and political consternation in some quarters.” For example, the article’s author, Thomas B. Allen, relates the following: “At Niya I found a sherd of pottery bearing the fingerprint of the potter. Excited, I showed it to Wang Binghua, Xinjiang’s leading archaeologist and an authority on Niya, who was traveling with us. I asked for permission to bring it back to the United States, where, I told him, a forensic anthropologist might be able to extract information about the potter by studying the fingerprint. Wang Binghua, a Han Chinese, held the pottery for a moment, then asked, Would he be able to tell if the potter was a White man?’ I said I didn’t know. He nodded and put the sherd in his pocket. I never saw it again.”
Not much has appeared in our press, naturally, about this find. The few articles published contain, however, much wonderful information. An excellent report is found in the April, 1994 issue of Discover magazine. Author Evan Hadingham writes: ‘Where exactly did these apparent Caucasians come from? And what were they doing at remote desert oases in Central Asia? Any answers to these questions will most likely fuel a wide-ranging debate about the role outsiders played in the rise of Chinese civilization. As far back as the second century B.C., Chinese texts refer to alien people called Yuezhi and the Wusun, who lived on China’s far-western borders; the texts make it clear that these people were regarded as troublesome ‘barbarians,’ Until recently, scholars have tended to downplay evidence of any early trade or contact between China and the West, regarding the development of Chinese civilization as an essentially homegrown affair sealed off from outside influences; indeed, this view is still extremely congenial to the present Chinese regime. Yet some archaeologists have begun to argue that these supposed barbarians might have been responsible for introducing into China such basic items as the wheel and the first metal objects. Exactly who these Central Asian outsiders might have been, however – what language they spoke and where they came from – is a puzzle. No wonder, then, that scholars see the discovery of the blond mummies as a sensational new find.”
The scholars do. The overlords of our culture do not. This is dangerous science. Professor Victor H. Mair writes, “…the Wusun people who, described in Chinese sources as having blue-green eyes and red beards, were undoubtedly Indo-European or had interbred extensively with Indo-Europeans.” (Journal of Indo-European Studies (JIES) Fall/Winter ‘95) These Tarim Basin people brought not only the wheel and bronze objects to China but also woven fabrics. In the Sept/Oct, 1996 issue of Archaeology magazine, we read the following by Powledge & Rose: “Study of garments worn by 3,000-year-old mummies excavated in western China’s Tarim Basin (see Archaeology, March/April 1995) has yielded the world’s oldest cashmere threads. Other mummies wore wool twills woven in a plaid design dating to 720 B.C. that required looms most likely brought by settlers from the Eurasian steppes.”
“Irene Good of the University of Pennsylvania and Elizabeth J. W. Barber of Occidental College examined textile samples from two sites, Chärchän and Hami, where mummies have been excavated since the late 1970s by Chinese and Uighur scholars. Good identified the cashmere threads from Chärchän by their shape, fineness, and consistency of diameter. ‘The Chärchän textiles indicate a high degree of skill in sorting and spinning fibers,’ she says. ‘The presence of cash- mere shows a very sophisticated breeding of goats for the fleece.’ The plaid twill was dyed blue and derived from a hairy, rather than woolly, fleece. Barber says there is no evidence that the Chinese ever made wool twills on their looms, which were designed for silk, and that wool-weaving technology arrived with the western settlers of the Tarim Basin ca. 1800 B.C.” (S.P.M. Harrington, Archaeology, Sept/Oct ‘96)
There is only one film of the mummies, produced by Scientific American Frontiers (SAF) for the Public Broadcasting System in 1995. Twelve minutes of a fifty minute program are devoted to the mummies. “‘Dragon Science’ – This special takes viewers to China, where host Alan Alda visits the site of the world’s most spectacular mummy find – a trove of extraordinarily well preserved and richly robed individuals who died some 4,000 years ago…” Alda introduces Prof. Mair: “If it weren’t for this man, the mummies would have probably remained an obscure curiosity. Victor Mair, a China scholar from the University of Pennsylvania, visited the museum soon after we’d filmed…” When the Chinese officials realize that Mair and the film crew are associated, they ask the latter to leave. Soon after his visit a harsh article condemning Maids work appeared in the state newspaper. “In China,” says Alda, “even technical archaeological arguments can’t be conducted freely… If the mummies were the trailblazers along this great world trade route [the Silk Road], four thousand years ago, it could mean that China acquired important new ideas from the west, and that’s what irritates the government.”
For those of us who will not be visiting the Ürümchi museum the video (Program # 602) is available from SAF at 800- 315-5010.
One of the most fascinating details of these people is their fondness for the swastika, referred to delicately by National Geographic, March ‘96 as a “moving sun, perhaps a sign of Mithraic worship.” It is the hakenkreuz, shown carved in a bowl found in Niya. “What is more, the Tarim Basin people were fond of spiral solar symbols for good luck which they painted on their faces and engraved on the bridles of their horses. The swastika is one such migratory symbol that is found all the way from ancient Mesopotamia to the New World.” (Victor Mair, JIES, ibid.)
The mummies, or Caucasoid corpses, are at present deteriorating, now that they’ve been unearthed, in and around Ürümchi due to lack of official interest in preserving them as well as to the lack of modem facilities. A few are in the museum there but the rest have been put back in the ground for lack of space. If they were truly concerned about this incalculable loss to history they would send them to European or American museums, if only temporarily, for proper care. A few European scholars are trying to analyze the corpses before they decay farther. Professor Mair has promised the Chinese to help build a “mummy museum” in Ürümchi. “With the help of interested citizens and organizations around the world, I am confident that I will be able to fill this obligation to preserve properly and display adequately this common heritage of humanity.” (op. cit.)
Our good friend and Liberty Bell subscriber, Ernest H. Hume, is a geophysicist and was hired by the Chinese government a few years ago to interpret seismographic data gained in explorations in the Tarim Basin. At one point his government assistant asked if he would like to visit the museum in Ürümchi. Glad for the break, Mr. Hume did so and was amazed when he encountered the Caucasoid corpses in their colorful woolen fabrics and leather boots. Even his Chinese assistant was vague about the corpses’ backgrounds, such is the state of Chinese government reluctance to share knowledge of the Aryans with its own people. Mr. Hume was appalled at the lack of care for these invaluable witnesses to our prehistory. They lay in the basement on marble benches, each covered with a blanket! Since then the Chinese have grudgingly moved several of the corpses upstairs and put them under glass but the rest of them are quietly rotting away. This is the clearest example of non-Aryan peoples having an interest in hiding our historical record. When our people are allowed to examine them, they take the greatest care in the interests of accuracy.
“Study of mtDNA [mitochondrial DNA] from ancient desiccated corpses found in the Tarim Basin in northwestern China by Paolo Francalacci of the University of Sássari, Sardinia, exemplifies the rigorous procedures required to prevent contamination. When he collected samples, Francalacci wore disposable rubber gloves to avoid skin contact and a surgical mask to prevent possible contamination from saliva when speaking or breathing. Disposable sterile scalpels were used, and the gloves and scalpels were changed when sampling a new corpse to prevent cross contamination. The specimens, about one to two grams of muscle, skin, or bone, were placed in sterile plastic tubes that were sealed to avoid the growth of microorganisms. The least exposed parts of the body, such as the inner thighs or underarms, were selected for the sampling, with the aim of analyzing tissue that had been subjected to little or no handling during excavations and curation. In some cases it was possible to take bone and soft tissue samples from beneath the mummies’ woolen clothing. Two to four samples were taken from each individual so that the accuracy of the analysis could be checked. In the laboratory, disposable tools and glassware were employed whenever possible to minimize the possibility of contamination from previous use. Before being used, all chemicals, glassware and instrumentation that could be contaminated were exposed to ultraviolet light to destroy extraneous DNA.”
“Paolo Francalacci took samples from several of the bodies, dated to 3,200 years ago, from a graveyard near Hami and from other sites in the region. Preliminary results of the DNA analysis for these mummies suggest a possible European origin, although further research is needed to identify them more precisely. Analysis of DNA, however, could shed light only on genetic lineage. The long process of physical and cultural evolution of the ancient Xinjiang people is more complicated, and will be understood only by combining genetic, linguistic, historical, archaeological and anthropological evidence…” (Archaeology, Sept-Oct, ‘96)
The same article goes on to say, “Documentation of the early presence of Caucasian people in northwestern China, and information about their affinities with either modem European or Indo-Iranian populations, could contribute to the debate about the spread of Indo-European languages. Chinese and Uighur archaeologists have been excavating naturally mummified bodies there since the 1970s…The mummies’ Caucasian features suggest a relationship with the Tokharians, an Indo-European people that lived in the area in historical times. Tokharians were the eastern-most Indo-European speakers, but their language was more akin to Celtic and Germanic languages of western Europe than to geographically closer Balto-Slavic and Indo-Iranian languages. Tokharian also had some archaic features similar to Hittite.”
About the Tokharians, Mair writes, “Although they do not speak, we know exactly what the Caucasoid corpses of the Tarim Basin look like because their bodies and the clothes they wear have been preserved for us. Fortunately, we also know what the Tokharians look like, because they were vividly portrayed in wall paintings at Kizil (also spelled Qizil) and Kumtura (also spelled Qumtura), Buddhist cave sites near Kucha. There we find aristocratic donors [of money and goods] with red or blond hair, parted neatly in the middle, long noses, blue or green eyes, set in narrow faces, and tall, slim bodies. Like European knights, they, wear long broadswords inserted in scabbards hung from their waists. The swords are of the early Gothic type, with disk-like pommels and cross-shaped grip-guards. Yet they are not frilly European knights, for they are wearing Sassanian dress and have on their foreheads the Indian religious mark known as a tilaka!” (Victor Mair, JIES op. cit.)
In April, 1996 there was held at the University of Pennsylvania an international conference, “The Bronze Age and Iron Age People of Eastern Central Asia”. Organized by Professor Mair of the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, the conference enabled scholars working in various regions and time periods in the Eurasian steppes to bring about a cohesive exchange of research for the first time. It took Prof. Mair, whose father herded his cattle on the slopes of the Austrian Alps, two years to organize the conference.
“…Mair – who saw the original collection of mummified corpses in 1987, at the region’s provincial museum – will never forget his own haunting first impression of them.., ‘I was thunders truck… I just stood there for a couple of hours. I almost thought it was some kind of hoax,’ he said. ‘All of their bodies were completely intact. They just looked so alive.’ And with features so stunningly non-Asian. They were clearly the remains of a Caucasoid people, with dark blond or yellowish- brown hair, deep-set eyes and long limbs…” (Ellen O’Brien, Philadelphia Inquirer, April, 1996)
“Where did they come from, and why? Those questions also possess Dolkun Kamberi, a Uygur archaeologist who grew up in the region and has recovered several of the preserved corpses. Kamberi grew up hearing folk stories about non-Chinese people who had settled the region in some unrecorded time, and about foreign archaeologists who had found grave sites in the province during the last century. As a native Uygur, he has medium brown hair and non-Asian features; he believes the Tarim Basin people’s history is his history. Learning who the Tarim Basin’s inhabitants might have been, he said, is ‘very important for writing Asian history, and world history. In my opinion, without that region, there would be no Asian history.’
“Some scholars believe the Tarim Basin people probably migrated through central Eurasia to the land that, centuries later, became known as the southern leg of the famous Silk Route linking East and West.” (Ellen O’Brien, ibid.)
The abstracts of the conference and a lengthy bibliography are for sale from: Mummies Abstracts, University of Pennsylvania, Dep’t of Asian and ME Studies, Philadelphia, PA 19104.
A valuable collection of essays on the Caucasoid corpses can be found in the Fall/Winter 1995 issue of the Journal of Indo-European Studies (1133 13th St. NW, Suite C-2, Washington, DC 20005 Tel: 202-371-2700).
This scholarly investigation cannot help but lead to our liberation from the lords of the memory hole if we will just read the literature and spread the word.
* * *
It is my contention that we Aryans have just one real problem and that is Christianity. Much has been written in this journal about this pernicious doctrine which has weakened us unto death with its basic premise that the Jews are the Chosen People of God. Identity Christians go this one further by claiming that they, not the Jews, are God’s favorites. Now, a number of my friends are of this persuasion and it has come to be one of my missions to disabuse them of this notion, which is that Aryans are the Hebrews, the Israelites, of the Old Testament. I tell them that simply to read the Old Testament will knock this idea from their heads, but that hasn’t been a good approach in most cases – it is not a fun read. Even the recent computerized decoding (by Jews) of a stela (small stone monument) found in Jordan, which revealed the truth about the evil Hebrew god, Molech, hasn’t been effective. (Jews, using a computer, decoded the Phoenician inscription and found to their great embarrassment that Molech was not an ancient Hebrew god who demanded the sacrifice of children by burning them. Molech was in fact the Hebrew practice of sacrificing their children by burning them.) I ask my friends, “Сan you identify with this?”
Next, I wrote a linguistics professor at an Ivy League university for her opinion. “There are several religions which adhere to the idea that Europeans are the true Israelites of the Old Testament… I think linguistics may be the key to the truth, whatever it may be. Do Hebrew and Aramaic appear in the Indo-European language tree?” Her reply: “Hebrew and Aramaic are not Indo-European languages; they belong to the Semitic group (together with Akkadian – i.e., ancient Babylonian and Assyrian – , Arabic, and quite a few languages of Ethiopia). Semitic is, in turn, a subgroup of Afroasiatic, which also includes ancient Egyptian, the Berber languages, and various language groups of the Sahel region and (again) Ethiopia. Some crackpots have tried to insist on a connection between Afroasiatic and Indo-European, but it just isn’t provable (in spite of many decades of work on that hypothesis).”
That, too, fell on rather deaf ears. So, instead of trying to talk my friends out of their Semitic religion I will now use a new approach: If it is religion they must have, then here is the authentic religion of our Aryan ancestors…
* * *
This article was originally going to be about the Freemasons. As students of Freemasonry know, the basic handbook of the craft is Morals & Dogma, written by Albert Pike and published in 1871.
Pike was Grand Commander of the Supreme Council, 33°, Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, from 1859 to his death in 1891. Today he would be the Sovereign Grand Commander, which is the top of the tree and is based on seniority. The SGC literally gives orders to U.S. presidents (as I shall demonstrate another time), many of whom, from Washington on, have been adepts of the 33°. Today, the Sovereign Grand Commander, among his other functions, edits the house organ, New Age magazine. The subversive New Age movement is a Freemasonic operation. The American Revolution, the French Reign of Terror, our Civil War, the Bolshevik Reign of Terror, our World Wars were all run by Freemasons. Freemasonry controls every single aspect of our lives, based on Freemasonic infiltration of the federal, state and local governments. The homosexual transvestite FBI director, J. Edgar Hoover, is enshrined in the Washington Masonic Temple, headquarters of the 33° (Official and Confidential, Anthony Summers). Most judges, lawyers, policemen and other officials are members of the craft, as are many ministers and priests, doctors and educators. Freemasonry has corrupted virtually every single city, town and village across our great land. Instrumental in this corruption has been Albert Pike’s doctrine, which is based largely on the Jewish Kabbalah, a system of esoteric theosophy developed by rabbis from the 7th to the 18th centuries.
For example, Pike writes, on page 843, “Moses carried Orthodoxy out of Egypt, and in the Secret Traditions of the Kabbalah we find a Theology entire, perfect, unique, like that which in Christianity is most grand and best explained by the Fathers and the Doctors, the whole with a consistency and a harmoniousness which it is not as yet given to the world to comprehend.”
So it is extremely ironic that one year after the publication of Morals & Dogma Albert Pike should have completed a manuscript entitled Indo-Aryan Deities and Worship as Contained in the Rig-Veda. It is more than ironic – it is astounding. In his preface he writes: “It is quite uncertain, now that I have this book finished, whether I shall ever care to publish it. It was not commenced for that purpose; and it may always remain a monotype, in manuscript.” It did so remain from 1872 until the Freemasons printed 800 copies of it in 1930. My wife, amazingly, located Copy No. 261. It is understandable that Pike would not want his research made available to the public or even to his fellow Masons:
“The inquiry has opened to me an entirely new chapter of the history of human thought, and given me an infinitely higher conception of the Aryan intellect. I now see how, out of the primitive simplicity of a natural and reasonable religion, and of ideas simple and yet profoundly philosophical, there grew the most monstrous and debasing faiths, the most absurd and delirious fables, the most irrational mysticism, and the Phallic and Lingam worship with its disgusting obscenities and Priapean abominations, as well as the incoherent notions of the Kabbalah, and the vagaries of Gnosticism.” [emphasis added]
Apprentice Masons are told that the “G” in the compass and square logo stands for “God.” Later they are told that it stands for “Geometry.” In the higher mysteries they are informed that it stands for “Gnosticism,” or mystical knowledge.
On page 28 he writes, “When we read the Brahmanic books, as when we read the Kabbalistic books, we are amazed at the vagaries, not of the fancy or of the imagination, but of lunacy and idiotic babble, in which the human mind can indulge.” [emphasis added] On page 416 he writes “The writers of the Kabbalah did not know what they meant, for they, for the most part, meant nothing. The composers of the Veda always meant something, and knew what they meant.”
For some reason, this brilliant man, who lured millions of Aryans into the alien darkness of the Kabbalah, writes of the Aryan god as “…a Deity beneficent, indulgent, protecting and not merciless, cruel and vindictive like the Semitic Gods that have so long been the Christian God…”
The great question which haunts you after having examined this work is, how could Pike stick with Jewish Freemasonry after writing such words? Jekyll and Hyde? The corruption of absolute power? Hypocrisy? Or did this power- mad gangster merely collect and admire Aryan history the way some people collect and admire butterflies, not sharing them with anyone else? Why did he not share this important knowledge with anyone while he was alive? The answer is that it would have undermined and ultimately destroyed Freemasonry; self-respecting Aryans would have shunned it like the plague.
Pike leans heavily on several scholars, most notably Professor H. H. Wilson, the primary translator of the Veda from Sanskrit to English, and Max (Friedrich Maximilian) Müller (1823-1900), the German-born, Oxford professor of English Sanskrit who is today considered a Nazi by Hindus who pretend that the Rig-Veda has something to do with Hinduism, which it has not. Müller makes it clear that the Hindus (Indians) expropriated and then misinterpreted the Aryan Rig- Veda and turned it into something unintelligible.
“What is commonly called Hindu mythology is of little or no avail for comparative purposes. The stories of Siva, Vishnu, Mahadeva, Parvati, Kali, Krishna, etc., are of late growth, and indigenous to India.” (Müller, Chips from a German Workshop)
Pike adds, “It is enough for me to say here, that I think the conclusion justifiable, that the earliest Aryans had no other Deities than the sun, moon and other celestial luminaries, and that, after that they had advanced beyond this, to the worship of universals or principles (as fire and light, for example)… The Hindus, it may at once be said, were almost totally ignorant as to the signification of the Vedic Gods; and what they were must be determined from the Veda itself.”
“Of that which is the most important and interesting portion of the history of every race and nation, the history of the progress of the intellect and of its religious and philosophical ideas, the Vedas contain the only authentic record…”
“Veda meant ‘knowing’ or knowledge.’ It appears in the Gothic vait, the Anglo-Saxon wât, the German weiss, and the English “wise, wisdom,” and “to wit.” Rig-Veda means the Veda of ‘Hymns of Praise, Rich…’”
Following are more excerpts from Indo-Aryan Deities and Worship (narrative by Pike unless otherwise noted, my comments in brackets):
[RELIGION AND RACE]
The Veda is certainly the second oldest book in the world, and it contains the religious hymns of our ancestors; for we, of whatever mixture of European blood, are wholly of the Aryan race. Germans, Gauls, Franks, Latins, Saxons, Kelts, Sclaves, all are of one blood and family; and the English and all other European languages, and the Sanskrit, Zend and Persian are but varieties of one and the same original language, produced by intermixtures of various others. We are by nature Aryan, Indo-European, not Semitic. There is no mixture of Semitic in the European languages. The indigenous peoples whom the Aryans conquered, and with whom they mixed, were of a race or races totally different from the Semites. Our spiritual kith and kin are to be found in India, Persia, Sclavonia, Greece, Italy and Germany; not in Mesopotamia, Egypt or Palestine.
The exodus from Egypt, according to the approved chronology, occurred 1,648 years before Christ. The Vedas were compiled 1,400 years before Christ, when the language in which the hymns were written had become a dead language and kingdoms had been founded and grown grey with age, since they were sung in the country of the Five Rivers [the Punjab].
Müller ascribes the composition of the Vaidic Hymns to a later period than [Baron C. C. J. von] Bunsen does; and in his fear of shocking English prejudices, is exceedingly vague and unsatisfactory upon that point. Even Bunsen is careful not to say that the Veda is older than the Hebrew books. The Biblical chronology, the necessity of considering mere myths and legends as historical, and the supposed inexorable necessity of admitting that all mankind has descended from one man and woman, are sadly in the way of exhaustive inquiry as to the origines [sic] of human races and human languages.
Bunsen thinks that the oldest Vedas are the monuments of Aryan life in the country of the Five Rivers. I think they are monuments of an older life, on the steppes. He thinks that the Aryans immigrated into the Indus country about 4,000 years before Christ, then having the old Bactrian living language, in which the old Zend books were written; and in that country the Sanskrit grew up… The emigration from Sogd [Sogdiana] into Bactria, he places about 5000 B.C. He concludes that the original emigration from the northeast of the primitive land took place from 10000 to 8000 B.C.; that the separation of the Germans, Sclaves and Pelasgians occurred, successively, from 8000 to 5000 B.C.; Zarathustra’s reform, about 3500, and the crossing of the Sutlej into the country beyond, where Brahmanism was established about 3,000 years before Christ.
Logical evidence infallibly establishes it as a proven and demonstrated fact, that great intervals of time elapsed between the successive out-flowings of the several streams of Aryan emigration; and that, when the Vedic hymns were composed, the race had an immense antiquity, and Aryan thought and imagination had been busy during the great cycles of centuries. The ancestors of the Kelts, Goths, Germans and Sclaves, as well as those of the Greeks and Latins, were men of frill intellectual stature, and in no sense barbarians; and these had gone with their herds to conquer Europe, ages before the separation of the Irano- and Indo-Aryan branches of their race: and centuries more had passed, after that separation, before the ancient tongue spoken in the valleys of the Bolor Tagh and in the valleys of Samarcand and Bokhara, had become the Sanskrit of the Veda and the Iranic of the Zend-Avesta.
The oldest, most primitive and simplest form of Aryan faith finds its expression in the Veda.
The Veda, by its language and its thoughts, supplies that distant background in the history of all the religions of the Aryan race, which was missed, indeed, by every careful observer, but could formerly be supplied by guesswork only.
We have in the Veda, ancient thought expressed in ancient language. We see reflected in it a phase of the intellectual life of man, to which there is no parallel in any other part of the world. In its hymns we see man left to himself, to solve the enigma of this world and life.
There are hymns in the Vedas so fall of thought and speculation, that, at that early period, no Poet in any other nation could have conceived them. (Müller)
We see him [the Aryan] with the simple desires of a simple life in the forests and plains; for almost all the hymns express the wants and wishes of the herdsman, and the dweller in the woods only traversable by paths, or in the plains, where only the luminaries of the day and night could be his guides. Some show the occupation of the worshiper to be that of husbandman [farmer]. They are villagers, but not denizens of towns and cities. Continually the prayer is for wealth and treasure, but these seem always to mean only horses and cattle, and for food. Everywhere in the hymns we find horses and cattle prayed for, as the chief wealth. For them, the life they lived here seems to have been sufficient, the things of this world all that were to be cared for; and they neither lament the brevity of life, nor concern themselves about or anticipate another.
This herdsman or husbandman sees that fire and light are indispensable to human existence, and that they alone reveal to man the existence of the material universe. What they reveal, they seem to create. He is awakened by the dawn or the sun, or, watching before the dawn sees the light-bearer, the beautiful and brilliant Morning Star rise calmly into the sky and smile kindly upon him; and he adored the dawn, the sun, the Morning Star as manifestations of the one great universal light; but I do not find that he invokes the favour of a God, who is not fire nor light, nor any force or power or essence or principle of Nature, but a being invisible and incomprehensible, above Nature and its forces. I think I can most positively assert that there is no such conception in the Veda.
He makes the Fire a person, and invests it, as a universal, with the characteristics of spirituality. He adores the Fire- Spirit, the universal Light-Principle, the Heat-Principle, as Gods; and they become not merely Powers, but Persons, to him, protectors and benefactors, who hear his prayers and are intelligent and wise. Under various names he adores the same light and fire as variously manifested in shape, place and limitation of forms, as the sun, moon, planets and stars. Even prayer, adoration silent or uttered, and food itself, become Deities, by a strictly logical process of thought, and not by mere vagary of fancy or imagination. He adores the fire and light, also, in the dawn, the Aurora and the lightning. The winds are Gods for him, and even the rivers become Goddesses. The sacrificial Fire fed by the fuel which also he deifies, is the messenger of the Gods and his mediator with them.
Professor Müller says,
We study in the Veda a theogony [origin of the gods], of which that of Hesiod is but the last chapter. We can study therein man’s natural growth, and the results to which it may lead, under the most favourable conditions.
And we can study the intellect and the intellectual development of the last created and noblest race of men, whose history is that of the civilized world.
The original religion was adoration of the supposed superior beings of which fire and light were manifestations. The mind had made a great advance when it had come to worship, not the fire itself but the unseen and intelligent Spirit of the fire, of which the light was deemed a manifestation. There is at least nothing slavish or brutal, sensual or groveling in these hymns, nothing of the barbarian or savage. A spirit of grave thoughtfulness pervades them; they are highly devotional and reverential; of philosophy there is little; and yet the idea that there was a spirit, of whom no cognition could be had, in fire, a spirit intelligent, wise and powerful, was of the same profound nature as that of the immortal soul, united with the body, or of the divine soul in nature. It was not the idea of a savage or a child, but of a philosopher and metaphysician; and I think that as these hymns are better understood, and we penetrate more deeply into the thought of the Poets who composed them, we shall find ideas there, which have reappeared in all the great philosophies of the world, and been essential in all the great religions. [emphasis added]
Mr. [Sir George William] Cox (Aryan Mythology I, 40 et, seq.) says:
The mental condition of the men of those early ages determined the character of their language; and that condition exhibited in them, as in children, how, the waking of a feeling which endowed all outward things with a life not unlike their own. Of the several objects which met their eyes, they had no positive knowledge, whether of their origin, their nature or their properties. But they themselves had life, and therefore all other things must have life also. They were under no necessity of personifying them, for they had for themselves no distinctions between consciousness and personality. They knew nothing of the conditions of their own life, or of any other; and therefore all things on the earth or in the heavens were invested with the same vague idea of existence. The sun, the moon, the stars, the earth, the clouds, winds, fire, storms and lightnings, were all living beings. Could they help thinking that these also were conscious beings like themselves? Their very words would, by an inevitable necessity, express this conviction. Their language would admit no single expression from which the attribute of life was excluded, while it would vary the forms of that life, with unerring instinct. Every object would be a living reality, and every word a speaking picture. For the herdsman of the valleys or the steppes, there would be no bare recurrence of days and seasons, but every morning, the Dawn would drive her bright flocks to the blue pastures of Heaven, before the birth of the Lord of Day from the toiling womb of Night, Round the living progress of the new-born Sun there would be grouped a lavish imagery, expressive of the most intense sympathy with what we term the operation of material forces, and not less expressive of the utter absence of even the faintest knowledge. For every aspect of the material world he would find some life-giving expression…
However imperfect and absurd the notions of Deity of the ancient Aryans may seem to us to be, it must be admitted that no people was ever so anxious to perform the service of the Gods, as these ancestors of our European races. It is the Gods who conquer their enemies, who give them wealth, health, children, friends, and plentiful harvests. They humbly acknowledge their dependence on their Deities, and touchingly express their trust in their beneficence and kindness. (Müller)
No one supreme God is invoked, like Jehovah or Brahm[a]: and no doubt the religion of the Veda is polytheism.
[Regarding the theory of evolution, Müller writes]
…as far as we can trace back the footsteps of man, even on the lowest strata of history, we see that the divine gift of a sound and sober intellect belonged to him from the very first; and the idea of a humanity emerging from the depths of an animal brutality can never be maintained again.
I do not apply these words to races of men like the lowest Africans, Australians and American Indians; hut to the great races whose history is the history of civilization. The Aryan race was never a race of barbarians.
Probably none of the hymns can be imputed to a date so early as that of the separation of either the Sclavic, German or Keltic branch, from the great Aryan stock, though the Vedas contain a great number of the roots from which the words in most common use in the languages of those branches were derived or developed.
Dr. Muir says (Original Sanskrit Texts)
We find this name (Aryas) applied to the forefathers of the higher classes among the Indians, in contradistinction to the Dasyus, who appear to have been a people of a different race, and to have been settled in India before the Aryas (and who were also of dark complexions, and barbarians or savages).
Dâsa has in [Theodor] Benfey [Sanskrit-English Dictionary] the single meaning “slave,” as, probably, dam+sa, dam meaning “to be tamed, to tame, to subdue.” But those not subdued, and who were open and dangerous enemies, numerous and powerful, were called by this name, and also dasyu.
Each stream of emigration encountered the opposition of an aboriginal race, in every country into which it flowed, and everywhere they were conquerors, or the original language would have died out for each. Each intermingled with one or more aboriginal races, one in greater, another in less proportion; and the language of each mingled with that of the conquered people. Hence the vast differences and also the striking identities between the Welsh tongue and the Sanskrit, the Sclavonic and Persian, the German and the Latin and Greek; and hence also the great differences of physical and intellectual characteristics, and the peculiar and apparently permanent types of the Irish, Grecian, Roman and Hindu face. In fact, the language and the type and cast of features, and the intellectual character of some of the races come chiefly from the conquered aborigines, while others have preserved infinitely more of the Aryan type, probably because the conquerors were, relatively to the conquered, more numerous: and these physical and intellectual differences are also, no doubt, greatly owing to immense original differences of face, form and intellect, among the aboriginal races of Asia and Europe, that the Aryans overcame and mingled with.
Thus I satisfied myself that every one of their Deities had for them a perfectly distinct and clear personality and individuality; that their ideas were not in the least vague, incoherent or confused; that their imagination was perfectly well-regulated, and that every epithet and phrase was logically appropriate and correct. So also, upon a partial examination, I found it to be in the ancient Zarathustrian Gâthâs, which are, I do not doubt, even older than the Vedic hymns.
I found in both, the most profound philosophic or metaphysical ideas, which those of every philosophy and religion have merely developed; and that, so far from being Barbarians or Savages, the old Aryan herdsmen and husbandmen, in the Indus country under the Himalayan Mountains, on the rivers of Bactria, and, long before, on the Scythic Steppes where they originated, were men of singularly clear and acute intellects, profound thought and an infinite reverence of the beings whom they worshiped [fire and sunlight].
This writer [Samuel Johnson, Oriental Religions] has the key of interpretation of the Veda, and has, I think, in a few sentences expressed more of the real meaning of its hymns, than any other commentator. For example:
The word Div, designating at once the clear light of the sky… and whatsoever spiritual meanings these simple instincts intimately associated therewith, has endured as the root word of worship for the whole Aryan race: in all its branches the appellatives of Deity are waves of this primal sound, flowing through all its manifold and changing religions with the serene transcendence of an eternal law…
To appreciate the results of these contemplative tendencies, we must recall the old Aryan worship of the clear Light of Day.
Their religion, like their language, was already mature, when they were born. Do not seek in them the beginning of the religious sentiment, the dawning of the idea of the Divine. Their Deities are all familiar and ancestral. It is already an intimate household faith, which ages have endeared… As far back as we can trace the life of man, we find the river of prayer and praise flowing as naturally as it is flowing now. We cannot find its beginning, because we cannot find the beginning of the soul.
That is true of the Aryan race. But we know nothing of the lacustrine dwellers or the Troglodytes of the Quarternary period, or the indigenes of various countries, of the age or period of stone. And we find prayer and praise flowing among the Egyptians, Hebrews and Chinese, also, as far back as we can trace them. What is much more important, of incalculable importance to us, is this, that if the ontological [metaphysical] conceptions which I think are really contained in the Veda and Zend-Avesta, are really there, it has needed neither special inspiration nor special incarnation of God to teach men any truth of which the human intellect is now possessed. The Aryan human intellect was able to discover them all.
[THE VEDA VERSUS HINDUISM AND THE BRAHMANIC WRITINGS]
[For those who think there is some connection between our Aryan ancestors’ religion and the cow-worshiping, multi- armed freakish idols of Hinduism, Müller says:]
The oldest, most primitive and simplest form of Aryan faith finds its expression in the Veda. No idols or animals are mentioned in it, as objects of worship.
In fact, idols and images are not mentioned at all. They belong only to an anthropological faith. They do not represent the light and the heat. The Veda does not invest its Deities with the human form. It does not represent any of them as coming down in visible shape and having commerce with men.
I do not speak of the Hindu commentators. Making the Vedas the sacred books of their own faith, they utterly denaturalized them, and systematically misunderstood and misinterpreted them. I speak of Professor Wilson, [John] Muir… Müller and others, to whose intelligent labours the student of the Vedas is so infinitely indebted.
Dr. Muir says: (Original Sanskrit Texts, ii. 288),
From the Vedic hymns, accordingly, it does, in fact, appear, more distinctly than from any other of the Indian writings, that the progenitors of the Hindus were originally called Aryas.
That is true: but the Vedas should not be called Indian writings, for the hymns, or at least the older ones, were the composition of those who were the ancestors of the Hindus or Indians, of the Persians, and of the Greeks and Latins. This is absolutely certain, because we unmistakably find in them the Origines of the Deities of all these branches of the one race, and of their principle religious and philosophical ideas; as we hope very clearly to prove.
Dr. Muir says of the Vedas,
We find in them ideas, a language, a spirit and a colouring, totally different from those which characterize the religious writings of the Hindus of a later era… they show us the Aryan tribes living in a state of warfare with surrounding enemies, many of them, no doubt, alien in race and language… (They picture themselves to us as a people having villages, perhaps, but no cities – the cities being spoken of being all of the Dasyus their enemies, the dark-skinned natives of the land.)
The Brahmanic intellect tortured itself with a thousand questions in regard to the creation, and at last invented a whole pantheon of Gods, and the most grotesque and absurd theories as to the origination or generation of things; until a hideous idolatry was the consequence.
As to the value of Hindu interpretation of the Veda, some idea may be formed from this which Müller says in regard to Brahmanas, the oldest of the Hindu books:
There is throughout the Brahmanas such a complete misunderstanding of the original of the Vedic hymns, that we can hardly understand how such an estrangement could have taken place, unless there had been, at some time or other, a sudden and violent break in the chain of tradition…. Every page of the Brahmanas contains the clearest proof that the spirit of the ancient Vedic poetry, and the purport of the original Vedic sacrifices, were both beyond the comprehension of the authors of the Brahmanas. (Ancient Sanskrit Literature 432, 434):
And the Brahmanic notions in regard to the Deities, their origins and their functions, were so totally different from those of the Poets of the Vedas as to render them utterly incapable of understanding the old texts in any other sense then the false ones, which suited their own mythology and metaphysics.
* * *
Our Christian friends will have been scandalized by Pike’s suggestion that the Aryan intellect was able to discover all truths of which the intellect is now possessed. I suggest that it is the Aryan intellect which is able to reject the distortions and perversions found in the Judeo-Christian Bible which have been foisted on us in our innocent childhoods.
Many Christians will be discomfited by our Aryan ancestors’ worship of fight due to the association they might make with “Lucifer,” the light-bringer, the proud, rebellious archangel (associated with Satan) who was expelled from heaven. Or with Pike’s mention of the Morning Star (Venus), also known as Lucifer, especially considering Pike’s other life as Grand Commander of the 33. Some of our Christian friends consider anyone who criticizes the Judeo- Christian God to be an adversary, i.e., Satan. It seems to me that a god which would drown virtually all life on Earth, which would test the reliability of a follower by ordering him to cut his son’s throat, which would send his own son to be slaughtered “for our sins,” a god which welcomed and sanctified the Jewish executioner of the earliest Christian Jews, and which sadistically punished all women with painful childbirth for the alleged “sin” of Eve, is nothing more than the product of the feverish rabbinical mind. With a god such as this, who needs a Satan? Our Christian friends are worshiping a Semitic god. This is unnatural. Christianity is a complex mythology, drafted by rabbis, in which the main character surrenders to his killers, and is not a healthy belief system. Jewish Christianity has impeded our advancement as it has enabled our natural enemies to dominate us, for we have not dared say “no” to God’s Chosen People. Aryans who worship the god of the Jews are Judaized. It is not our way and perhaps this short article can be the first step for some toward escaping the subversive, death-worshiping cult of Yahweh. Our people must not be enslaved to a despotic deity.
Our Aryan ancestors were horsemen in our northern homeland. They were neither slaves in Egypt nor looters in Canaan. Their ancient blood flows in our veins today. They were tough, independent, self-made men and women who rode the plains, herded their cattle on horses in the best tradition of the American West. These were no half-naked savages riding bareback; they wore tightly woven, brilliantly colored woolen trousers, shirts and fur-trimmed leather coats and leather boots. They decorated their padded leather saddles, their leather bridles and reins and used snaffle bits made of bronze identical in design with those of today!
Our people shunned the cities, prayed for the destruction of their enemies, the Dasyus, the people of darkness. Our people conquered virtually everyone they encountered and brought their life-giving culture to the rest of the world.
Christians, reconsider! Would you rather be riding the range, fighting darkies and loving your deities which brightened the day and kept you warm and let you see in the night, or what? In which period of early Christian life would you choose to have lived? Drowning witches, burning heretics on bonfires made of books, medical heretics who could have made fife better sooner, scientific heretics who could have expanded our knowledge sooner, religious (political) heretics who would have freed our ancestors from their proto-Soviet theocracy, the Holy Roman Catholic Church? At what point in time was Christian life healthy? In Jesus’ time, when all Christians were Jewish rebels? During the Middle (Dark) Ages, made dark and deadly by the Church? The pointless and blood-soaked Crusades? Only in the Renaissance, when the awesome and ruthless power of the Church began to decay, did life begin to improve. Christianity, since the time of Emperor Constantine, has been nothing more than a cruel psychological weapon to keep the Aryan people under control by instilling in them fear and unearned guilt, when it wasn’t sending the best of them to die at the hands of one or another far-off nation of infidels.
Christian-Israelites, reconsider! With whom would you rather identify? With the wicked, God-forsaken Semitic Israelites or with our true people, who were, according to Pike, “evidently a more intellectual race than those that surrounded them, and claiming that superiority by their name Arya, these Aryan, noble or warlike, Scyths advanced beyond the worship of the visible luminaries and material forces of Nature, to more spiritual conceptions and philosophical ideas, making it easy for Zarathustra to conceive of a Creative Deity, cognizable only by the intellect, and of the immortality and pre-existence of the human soul. Thus the world owes to them all its profound religious and philosophical ideas, and Plato and Philo did but develop the great thoughts of the Vedic Poets and of Zarathustra.”
The main question which must be asked of the (Identity) Christian-Israelites is this: How, since we share the same loathing of Judaism, can you worship their god and share their heroes? You pretend to be Hebrews and ape their strange ways, to the extent of observing their Sabbath and keeping Kosher. Your only doctrinal disagreement is with regard to Jesus as the messiah. Your theorists insist that the Old Testament is not a Jewish, but is rather a Hebrew, book. That the Jews came out of Babylon with their evil Talmud after seventy years in captivity. That is, that they went into the Babylonian captivity as good Hebrews and came out as Talmudic Jews. This suggests that the Hebrews in the pre-Babylonian period were good. Those Hebrews were nasty, twisted, woman-hating, superstitious scum. Read the books of Moses! Their god was a product of their Hebrew minds, always playing tricks on his most faithful (beginning with the innocent ones in the Garden of Eden), demanding sacrifices, drowning virtually all life on earth, promising his undeserving Chosen Ones unearned rewards which would be ripped from his enemies. The Semitic god is a wicked god, a pure reflection of a wicked people. The tragedy is that any of our Aryan people could be persuaded to accept this wicked god as their own, be they conventional or unconventional Christians. This is the root cause of our undoing as a race.
Near the end of this remarkable book, on page 604, Pike concludes: “And there is an immense wealth of content and satisfaction, to me, in surely knowing that nothing which is known to us in regard to God, ourselves or Nature, nothing of true religion, nothing of sound ontology, has come to us from the race that had its origin in the low flat alluvion of the Euphrates and the Tigris; and we no more think the Semitic thought than we have in our veins Semitic blood, or speak a Semitic tongue.”
* * *
This article is dedicated to the memory of Professor Revilo Pendleton Oliver (1908-1994), for his accomplishments in the translation of Sanskrit and for his great contributions and personal sacrifices for the Aryan race. It is also dedicated to Professor Charles E. Weber, who has been telling us for some years now that we should be referring to ourselves as Aryans.
SOURCE: Liberty Bell, February 1997