Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Ras Tafari Makonnen - The Last King of Africa








The Rastafari movement is an Ethiopian/Hebrew form of spirituality based upon the worship of the Christ Archetype/figure—and also the illusive god of earth, Jehovah—that was founded in Jamaica in 1930, three years after Marcus Garvey predicted the black race gaining liberation from their European oppressors.

This independence was marked by the crowing of a king in Africa named Tarafi Makonnen (Haile Selassie I), whom is said to have had a direct and unmolested bloodline leading all the way back to King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba. Selassie Reigned as the emperor of Ethiopia from 1930, up till one year before his death in 1974.

The circumstances surrounding Selassie's death raise much questioning. After a wide spread famine in Ethiopia, Selassie was labelled as unfit to rule by the Soviets—his replacement, of course, was Marxism. He was imprisoned in 1974 where he died—apparently due to an unsuccessful operation—however his personal doctor had openly stated there was nothing wrong with him at the time. It appeared he had been assassinated, along with the 60 of his governmental officials whom were were all killed without any trial. To those whom spoke of this most infamous day named ‘Bloody Saturday’ in rebuke, the low ranking officials responsible for the murders responded by announcing the end of the Solomonic legacy.

The Rastafarian culture has its name rooted in the Amharic (Ethiopian-Semetic) word for head (Ras) and the first given name of the emperor, Tafari, viz. Ras-tafari.

Most Rasta’s have given Selassie the status as a god-like being or the second coming of the Messiah, however, he himself repeatedly stated that he was just human. It is debatable as to whom started the idea of an omnipotent divinity in residing in him, seemingly, it was those progenitors of the movement whom had made that bold, surreal claim.

Although many contend the movement to be a religious one, many Rastafarians will refute such an idea and instead seek a “way of life” as a pose to a ideological and dogmatic following. There is somewhat of a divide; as with many religions or spiritual movements we have exoteric and esoteric teachings & knowledge for adherents or pupils, the former being the general consensus and the latter a specific set of teachings intended or thought to be appropriate only for the few.

Whether there is any truth in the claims of these diversified movements or not, it shall always remain a debated topic, due to the lack of evidence we have that should support the idea of benevolence in the leaders of such politically-powerful developments. Given the fact that Selassie is purported to be the the second coming and son of Jah(Jehova/Yaweh), it may be difficult to find any security from religious-monarchism in the placing of this emperor & king, however, it does appear that the Rastafari movement is somewhat separate from Selassie in terms of a unifiable sense of truth—which brings up the question of two sides operating on the same cause—just as we have with the ancient pagan/esoteric Christianity that was liberated by the modern day Roman-Catholicism. As with many things, we have ongoing internal battles determining the fate of followers to any religion or movement, and it can be difficult to discern which party is of a benevolent nature, if any at all. On this occasion, it does seem many of the fictitious-sounding stories are propaganda of some sorts, either that or a dire misunderstanding of esoteric metaphor has occurred, as is normal. The esoteric would not be such, if everyone understood it. As we know, the word(esoteric) simply connotes a basis of knowledge that is not likely to be understood or heard by the masses.

It seems we have a select following whom call themselves Rastarfari, pledge allegiance unto Selassie, but are living a life which is diametrically opposed to the system running the showon the religious stage, today. It was the Rasta that coined the modern term "Babylon" to symbolically represent the evil in the world pushed forth by institutions of war & corruption. By nature, it appears the aforementioned persons are of an anarchist nature—despise the tyranny that is going on—and somewhat have a place in society as spiritual warriors and conspiracy “theorists.” On the other side of the coin—of course—we have the more dogmatic aspect, which most Rastafarians will refute, pertaining the idea that there is not a “Rastafarian-ism” or a set way of life. It seems those of faith to Selassie see him as a leader in evolutionary ideas & freedom, as a pose to a dogmatic one. He was not a king that would rule, but rather one to set an example for freedom and independence. Selassie was mainly known for his peacekeeping politics and influencing harmony between nations and was in fact a member of the United Nations, however I do not feel this to be immediately bearing negative connotation as all countries have traditionally had diplomatic representees to engage the rest of the world.

Unlike many other spiritual or intellectual leaders, it seemed that Selassie may have actually represented some kind of hope. One of the easiest ways to judge the greatness of any movement is to judge its affects in the world. The effects of many religious activities have been dire, to say the least. The effects of the causation that is the Rastafarian movement appear to be of a positive nature on the whole; it seems clear that we have a rather niche, alternative movement that has taken from the same original history as Christianity, Judaism and Islam, but takes an entirely different approach to life. Speaking to many Rastafarians, you may find that they are directed by freedom, morality, justness, diet and health;—as a pose to conversion, war, invasion, murder, organised-paedophilia, blood sacrifice and mass-subjugation. If this movement has genuinely taken from the same Pentarchy that supported Roman Catholicism, Judiasm and Islam, how did the Rastafarian movement turn out to be so differing in nature?

Although the Rasta’s support the idea of a Christ archetype or figure and many Biblical patriarchs, most would tell you the Bible (or at-least The Old Testament) as we have it today, is a corruption, again bringing up this question of where the truth actually lies.



The Beginning of the Chinese Empire: Culture, Philosophy and Recivilisation




China's first emperor Shih Huang


Ancient Chinese civilisation had arisen in 3 valleys, each named by the live-giving rivers flowing through them. By 1000 BC the Chinese had become so successful at irrigating the land for farming rice that they were able to support a huge, growing population. As with many ancient cultures, the people were directed somewhat from behind the scenes by the shaman whom helped divine the wisdoms needed to succeed in life. It was those teachers who had given the culture many of their arts, such as philosophy, writing, music and so on.


Culture


We have two prominent conflicting views surrounding epistimolgy, one in which supposes divine intervention from 'other beings' teaching mankind; and another in which supports the idea of the mystical shaman folk discovering the truths of life in a personal, one-on-one with nature.

Among many other things, the Chinese were the first to invent paper. Prior to the creation they were etching upon bones and painting on silk. Originally, various lines were carved onto bone and these bones were given to the shaman who threw them upon the ground to discern the messages given by the position of the fallen bones. Philosophically speaking, the messages were carried forth by 'God', or a metaphysical force/intelligence. Using this strange technique to discern messages from the unknown, the Chinese developed their written word.

It is based on these observations that we would have had differing starting points for culture. For example, some shaman may have inspired a holistic spiritual approach of self divination and learning from ones environment;—whereas others would have started groups, religions or cults based upon the adoration of various or singular personifications—in the hope of a better life. A good example of the cause of many religions would be the ancient sun worshipers/solar cults whom prayed in the hope that the sun returns the follwoing day; this was a clear recognition that people had acknowledged their very lives hinged on the rising of the sun.

The Chinese have always been vastly segregated from other cultures & peoples, geographically and historically. As with many countries, we have various forms of spirituality, culture-creation and epistemology formed from very different persons and groups. It has never been a cut-and-dry social-evolution here on Earth but, more of a continual fight to either defend or invade. It seems from the beginning the Chinese have always done well enough for themselves to maintain a strong civilisation, without interference or help from other peoples. Of course, as with many cultures, the subject of invasion has been a prevalent one throughout history


Philosophy


Around 500 B.C. we had two very influential philosophers in China, Confucius and Lao Tzu, who both had met in the Lin province. Lao Tzu, who was said to be born 81 years old(allegorically speaking) had a very natural and passive approach to life and had somewhat spawned a way of life known as Taoism, that taught people a simple & honorable way of life and promoted what we may term as “earth worship”, which is essentially a respectful way of living upon the thing that supports you. Other aspects of Taoism include mimicking nature, general humbleness and freedom from desires, hatred, greed, pride and ambition and moreover promoting the aspect of letting things be. Such thinking may be surmised in the following simple but familiar Taoist statement: a tree does not want things, or struggle to control other trees, it just grows.

Confucius had a slightly different approach, he was of the opinion that through strict behaviour and moral laws; respect for elders and consideration for others, we could learn to be good. By the age of 50 he became Minister of Works and Crimes in Shantung province and subsequently had responsibility for large amounts of people, and shared his ideas upon a large scale. He believed and taught that the emperors must set a good example to their people and to love and care for them, he despised the military and war and was said to have been very fair with people, almost removing criminality.

Confucius had what he termed “the Golden Rule”, which was, “Never do to other people what you do not want them to do to you.” We may see this as an early development of one of the famous biblical terms, a command based on words of Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount:— “All things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them.” which transpires as do onto others as you would wish them to do unto you. Of course, this is a reoccurring moral law that can be seen in cultures and religions worldwide(1), namely the East. Notably, Confucius was not a religious leader and did not teach about God/metaphysics or life after death, for he was largely concerned with the actions of man in the here and now and believed that we should be concentrating on our lives, characters and behaviours. A famous quote from him was “How can we know about death when we have learnt so little about life?”


Recivilisation


After many years of growth in the region that became known as China, we had seven kingdoms and an army to represent each of them. The most popular group (the Ch’in) would have gained their fame by constantly fighting off the Huns(2) at the borders. It was the Ch’in’s warrior leader whom named himself Shih Huang or the ‘First Universal Emperor’ and overrun the other states, founding the Ch’in or Chinese empire in 221 BC, which lasted all the way up until 1911.

Although Confucianism was still a large part of political philosophy at the time of the creation of the empire, the emperors were no longer expected to remain loyal or kind to the people or to make them happy. Confucian based religious ceremonies were developed that cut out any true meaning in the philosophy and strictly carried out by the subjects of the empire. As China became an empire, the rulers quickly found that they needed a large number of officials (Mandarin’s) to keep the people in line. To become a Mandarin it was necessary to sit a grueling test comprised of a series of questions based upon Confucian writings and other scholars—and only a few would ever pass each year the tests were set for the thousands of applicants. One might question if they were in fact picking people whom had a certain understanding of Confucianism, but not necessarily one Confucius or Lao Tzu would have approved of, as this would have lead to a less strict control than was desired by the leaders in power at the time.


Footnotes:

1) See Golden Rule entry on Wiki

2) The Huns were an illusive nomadic people with no real historical origin, whom have thought to be first associated with the Mongolians and later appeared in Eastern Europe in the 4th century A.D. It is thought they may have started the Great Migration, a causal factor for the break up of the Western Roman Empire.


Sources:

The ancient world by R J Cootes and L E Snellgrove

Wikipedia entries on:

- Lao Tzu
- Confucius

Extraordinary Beginnings in Mesoamerican Culture





You may find in many areas of historical study, that the beginnings of culture and technology are usually pointed towards ancient Egypt or Mesopotamia, and the significance of other sites of interest, seldom mentioned or investigated. Whether it be the mythologies of ancient Sumer or the cultural beginnings in  Ireland(see here, here and here), we have many important places that have been somewhat ignored, and ancient Peru/Mesoamerica is another one to add to our list.

In 2001, research published in popular science journals as a result of a study taken on by the Field Museum in Chicago has shown that around 2600 BC(1) Mesoamerican culture was booming and already using 'advanced technology', whilst the Egyptians were still busy building the pyramids. Considering the local people had taken so long to discover ceramic pottery, its no wonder this advancement in civilisation and technology continues to leave anthropologists confused.

After using radio-carbon dating to analyse plant fibers found in the old settlement of Caral, 120 miles north of the capital of Peru, the project manager Dr. Jonathan Haas had claimed that the site was previously thought to be dated at around 1600 BC. Hass stated: “Our findings show that a very large, complex society had risen on the coast of Peru centuries earlier than anyone thought."

If we consider that the civilisation was already thriving before the pyramids were built, we may also be inclined to presume that there was a beginning seeded far before. In 1941 Harvard had sent out John M. Corbert and Gordon R. Willey to investigate in the ancient Preceramic site of Aspero, home to the Norte Chico civilisation and only 14 miles from Caral. Their findings (based on carbon-dating) had shown the area to have been active since at least 3000BC, and furthermore that surrounding areas and sites have shown to be up to 6900 years old. Haas had come to the conclusion along with his team that Caral may have been mankind's second attempt at government and organised control structures. Although Caral is far younger than its neighbour Aspero, essentially this coming together of nearby towns and cities culminated in Caral, which places the dawn of civilisation occurring in two places at roughly the same time, i.e. ancient Sumer, which is thought to have prospered at around 5500-4000BC. It is clear that the Sumerians had advanced technologically rather quickly compared to the Mesoamericans, however the general amassing of peoples to work together and build these cities can be held just as high in regard as the Sumerians.

"Individually, none of the twenty-five Norte Chico cities rivaled Sumers cities in size, but the totality was bigger than Sumer."
   Charles C. Mann (award winning science journalist)



Culture movement



Although Haas speculates the idea of a religious cult operating with slaves, other evidence and speculation points toward the idea of a unison and mutual arrangement between surrounding areas and labour forces. As with many ancient cultures, we had kings and queens, but they did not rule over the people as such, and were more so trained and elected by the various guilds that had arisen to maintain knowledge after the Great Flood/global cataclysm that occurred at around 10,800 BC(2). Haas had come to the conclusion of religious worship based on an inscription found inside the temple in the Caral complex, which was of the ancient Staff God.




This figure can also be found depicted on the famous 'Sun gate' at Tiahuanaco, due to the controversy around the age of the Bolivian site, it may be hard to pintpoint an age and therefore origin(3). Strangely enough, Caral was only occupied for around 500 years before they abandoned it at around 2100BC, however we have found this same god depiction elsewhere in South America around 2000 years later, suggesting a possible movement of the culture. It is of popular belief that the inhabitants of Caral left due to a drought. As well as other regions of South America, we can also see evidence of a very similar depiction in Egypt:


Osiris from Egypt in exact same pose (1700BC)
Staff God at Tiahuanaco, Bolivia


























When we think of pyramids we often associate the idea with the Giza plateau, however they were in fact being built beforehand in Caral. As well as the capability to construct such monuments, the Peruvians also showed a clear understanding of irrigation, civilisation management and astronomy, something that wouldn't be seen prevalent in China until around 1000BC, which would have been roughly the same time Chinese pyramids starting appearing(4).

There is a plethora of ancient and contemporary information regarding pyramidion structures and their benefit on health and the environment, and also we have just as much information on the symbolic function of the pyramid, it may just be so that at certain points in our history we were inclined to build these structures, however it also seems likely that this could have been a seeded idea as they seemed to be popping up at roughly the same time.


So as with the Staff God appearing across the globe on the other side of the Atlantic, we also have pyramids appearing everywhere; it's almost as though the same teachings have been promulgated by a group, and according to many this would have been the role of the Druids, the Serpents or the Aryans; all of which have been tied in closely together and are more than likely the same group of persons. The same folk have been mentioned in the ancient Mahabharata Sanskrit texts of India as "Bards" of various origin and race whom brought to the people of India the Sanskrit texts orally(5), such as the Druidic-Bards of Ireland had maintained in their tradition. As for the Druids whose phrase was "We are the Druids--We are the Serpents" we can find this ancient 'Serpent knowledge' world wide, wherever you go, be it India, China, Africa, America, South America and even Europe. It is a common misconception that the snakes represented in various cultures were merely depictions of animals--this was the symbolic reference to the people whom kick started their civilisation.

“No one can read Morien’s most interesting and suggestive Light of Britania , without being struck with the remarkable parallel drawn between the most ancient creeds of Asia and the assumed Druidism of Wales. The supposition of that industrious author is, that the British Druids were the originators of the theologies or mythologies of the old world. As megalithic remains, in the shape of graves and circles, are found all over Europe, Asia, and northern Africa, why were Druids without association with these, from Japan to Gibraltar, and confined to the monuments of Britain?”
   
   James Bonwick F.R.G.S, Hon. fellow of the Anthropological institute(1894)

   Excerpt from Irish Druids and Old Irish Religions


Bringing the story back to Peru, this Staff God depiction has regularly been seen toting snakes--it may seem an irrelevant connection, but the chances of all cultures using snakes in their symbolism at roughly the same time is highly unlikely. Of course though, it's not just snakes--it's the pyramids, the agriculture techniques, the staff-wielding masculine ascots and the symbolic poses. Our debate of course is whether a group of persons were able to travel the whole planet and seed this knowledge.




Evidence in artwork of a culture movement?




As well as a possible exchange of cultural knowledge between Mesoamerica and Mesopotamia, we also have similarities in cultural artwork between [what is now] Mexico and ancient China; again the similarities and closeness of time are uncanny.

In what is regarded as one of the most important ancient sites in Mesoamerican civilisation, El Tajin, we have what may be closely described as a Celtic band used in artwork dating from roughly1200 BC; we can see this same motif used around South America in many regions, but more strangely we have a very similar motif being used over in China around 200 years later, when the Zhou/Ch’ou dynasty was in rule:


Top China and Bottom Mexico



"The similarities, including the use of the double line for emphasis and the curved “tiger tufts” at the bottom are too exact to be fortuitous." 
~ Charles Berlitz on the similarities between the Mesoamerican and Chinese artwork
- excerpt from Mysteries of Forgotten Worlds


If we are to look at other examples of this artwork in ancient China we can find the same usage of the banding motifs in pottery, cutlery, homewares and many other things. Below is a picture of a bronze cast found in 1933 in the Shanxi province (what would have been the late Jin state in the Zhou dynasty), the mould would have been used to imprint the design onto ceramics. Strangely enough it looks more reminiscent of the Mesoamerican design, and need it be said, very serpentine looking; the cast was actually found along with many others depicting dragons:


"Beast motif"

Picture from Cultural-China.com



It seems on the hand of it, without much research, that there are many seemingly unexplainable similarities between various geographical cultural beginnings. As well as coming to terms with the idea of a world-wide traveling group, to accept any validity in the concept we must also come to terms with the possible fact there was a very old form of knowledge that was held by an elect group of individuals, who seemingly had a greater idea of the nature of reality and of technology than any other.



Footnotes:

1)  Dr. Johanthan Hass of the American Field Museum & Ruth Shady Solis in Caral of the Archaeological Museum of the National University of San Marcos in Lima conducted an ongoing study on Caral in 1994. In the magazine 'Science' (April, 2001), their research revealed the carbon dating of the site to show that Caral had been founded before 2600 BC. Read the science paper just here: (PDF)

2)  Science shows that at around 10,800-10,700 BC there was a solar cataclysm that caused many disasters upon the earth including floods. It has been speculated that a supernova explosion had occurred in a nearby galaxy which consequently created a ripple effect of disasters in three stages; solar flare that would scorch the earth, a shock wave thousands of years later, followed by a stream of debris, which have all seemingly been the cause of the string of catastrophes that had occurred between 10,800-4000 BC. This same information can be seen in the ancient epics of Sumerian Cosmology.

3) More recently, scholars have refuted previous analyses and pointed the origin of the site to be only 3,500 years old. If the ancient myths about Tiahuanaco's origin are true, the site could have been built between 10,800-4,000 BC, in which the planet would have seen many world-wide cataclysms including the 'Great Flood' spoken of so often in various mythologies. If the more recent interpretations of the age of the site are true, this could suggest a transmigration of culture from Caral in Peru all the way to Bolivia.

4) One of the first notable pyramid structures in China would have been erected around 545 BC for the last king of the Zhou dynasty. Notably, we also have a pyramid complex in the same area named "the Tomb of the Three Kings of Zhou", which is again rather ironic if we consider this Druidic influence; since the times of the Tuatha De Dunnan the Druids had operated a three king structure; considering the profound almost-Celtic motifs used(see above - second heading).

5) Section 1 of the Mahabharata ~ ADI PARVA (PDF)

St.Patrick and the Removal of Serpents From Ireland




"We put trust in Saint Patrick, chief apostle of Ireland;
He fought against hard-hearted Druids."
Ninine’s prayer

Many people have asked the question:—'why are we told St.Patrick removed serpents from the land of Ireland if there have never been any snakes there?' The answer is very simple, and we have the documentation to back up such thought.

Before the arrival of Christianity in ancient Ireland, the land was filled with polytheists, pagans and Druids—the latter of which, history & mythology both tell us were symbolised by serpents. The snake, as well as a symbol of cunning and deceit, was originally used to represent wisdom and intellect. It is through biblical mythology and theology that we have been given the negative connotation of the animal. We can see this mythical tale of a war going on between snakes/reptiles and man, but was it really so that humans were actually fighting animals, or as suggested, were the Saints of Britain waging a war on a people symbolically represented by the serpent?

As for a monotheistic culture, Saint Patrick was the first person to establish a monastery in Ireland, however, as history tells us, Christianity has never been accepting of other cultures—we can see this in the Inquisition and in many other accounts, notably, encounters with Druids. As Druidry was the established form of what one might term 'religious teachings', the arrival of the Church in Erin was not to be a pleasant one. Despite contemporary opinion, even the Church themselves have admitted the competition that was beset upon the old cultures:

"The Christian missionaries opened schools in opposition to the Druids."

Dr Rev. John Lanigan in his Ecclesiastical History of Ireland


It is apparent, through reading mythologies of the Saints, that they appeared to have some kind of power at their disposal, which is represented as the force of God. We have many accounts of these pilgrims performing miracles and in many cases, defeating their enemies with unworldy, holy powers. We could spend
some time speculating whether this was merely symbolic lore, or propaganda, or whether the Christian missions actually had something up their sleeve that the Druids could not match. Mythology regularly speaks of the magical powers possessed by the various Druidical groups, and the Apostles, seemingly, we can only conjecture as to what this actually represented. We have stories of men being lifted up from the ground and hurled at rocks; thunderstorms conjured on the spot; acts of God called into play through ritual and hoards of men wiped out by unruly megalithic forces. Whatever the approach, it appears the missions had more than the belief in Christ to back them up on their pilgrimage.

Below we have a story from Wales, of an Irish Druid unexpectedly giving land to St.David, seemingly on the prospect of a miracle:

"The owner of the district was an Irish man, named Baya, a pagan and a Druid. He was one of those sucessful rovers who years before had carved out territories for themselves on the Welsh coast, and continued to hold them by the sword. He was filled with horror when he saw the smoke that arose from St.David’s fire, and cried out to those that were with him, ‘The enemy that has lit that fire shall posses this territory as far as the smoke has spread.’ They resolved to slay the intruders, but their attempt was frustrated by a miracle. Seeing this, Baya made a grant of the desired site, and of the surrounding country, to St.David, whose monastery quickly arose."

Dr. Moran, Bishop of Ossory, in his Irish Saints




We have a whimsical and mythological picture of these Druidic folk as very passive, harp-playing pagans, chanting in their stone circles to the movement of the sunlight, however, in reality the Druids were also a very physically strong peoples and protected their land & lives with force. Despite what history has told us of the acceptance of Christianity into Britain, the apostles were never gracefully accepted as their teachings were known to be unholy and destructive. The arrival of the pilgrims was a sign of war, to suggest they were welcomed without force is contrary to many of the alternative accounts we have, such as is given in the case of Baya and St.David.


Getting back to Ireland, the succession of the religion of Christianity was down to multiple factors. Both disinformative marketing and all-out war was used to propagate the ideal. Starting a new monotheistic dogma in Britain would not have been a case of just scouting for business, it would have been necessary to convince the natives that the new form of worship was the same as the current one. It was the objective of St.Patrick to not only murder the Druids, but to deceive the people into thinking his ideas were of a pagan nature:


"The authoress of Ireland, the Ur of the Chaldees ventured to write:—"When the Apostle of Ireland went there, the people believed him, for he taught no new doctrine. She taught that Druidism was not very unlike Christianity. Dr. O' Donovan, upon the Four Masters, observes :—" Nothing is clearer than that Patrick engrafted Christianity on the pagan superstitions with so much skill that he won the people over to the Christian religion before they understood the exact difference between the two systems of beliefs ; and much of this half pagan, half Christian religion will be found, not only in the Irish stories of the Middle Ages, but in the superstitions of the peasantry of the present day."

~ James Bonwick F.R.G.S, Hon. fellow of the Anthropological institute

Excerpt from Irish Druids and Old Irish Religions (1894)


As well as manipulating ideas and presenting them with a honey coating, according to the 15th century book The Lecan, Patrick also made sure that the old literature was destroyed, something that would have been necessary in order to stop people asking questions about their heritage in the future:

“The author of the Lecan declared that St.Patrick, at one time, burnt one hundred and eighty books of the Druids.”

~ James Bonwick


Something else, well documented and proven, is the mystical nature of the Christians building on top of sacred Druid sites. Many have speculated this to be a matter of 'geomancy' and 'sacred geometry', whereas places of importance are built upon prominent ley lines to harvest beneficial energies. Below is one of many accounts pointing to this factor:



"All the eminent schools, delectably situated, which were established by the Christian clergy In the fifth century, were erected on the ruins of those colleges."

Joseph C. Walker in his book Historical Memoires of Irish Bards (1786)





The destruction of knowledge and twisting of ideas was not the only tactic in this chess game played by the Vatican, as mentioned, this was a war. One of the most impressive feats of the apostle of Ireland was surely his conquest in Tara. Again, we have reports from clergy members telling us what actually happened:


"St.Patrick kills 12,000 at Tara."

Sourced from Roman-Catholic writer John Heigham in his book The Triparlite Life of St.Patrick (1625)


According to mythology, Patrick's arrival in Erin was foretold. Below is a phrophecy by the man spoken of in the beginning, lifted up into the air for his heresy and thrown against sharp rocks to his death:

" A Tailcenn (baldhead) will come over the raging sea,
With his perforated garments, his crook-headed staff,
With his table (altar) at the east end of his house,
And all the people will answer—' Amen ! Amen !'"

Lochra (Irish Druid killed by St.Patrick)
* Tailcenn is a name used for Patrick. Perhaps he did have a bald head, instead of the Merlin-like silver fox pictured.

It may be clear, whether taking a view from either side, that the building of the Church in Britain was not a friendly process, as we have been led to believe. When the Church speaks of the mighty Saints, let us not forget what was actually meant by this—this was a celebration of the destruction of the knowledge of our ancestors. One may by now already be wondering, what was actually meant by the mythos of St.George against the Mighty Dragon?