I actually found out about you and your web site while debating in a religion chat room one day. It appeared to me that the atheists outnumbered the believers. It could've been that almost all believers are quite scared to even talk or think about external notions. But overall I was happy to see such young and intelligent atheists so sure of themselves and thrive with stimulating conversation and exchange of knowledge. I applaud your work, your site, and your mind. I look forward to reading your book....
Subject: Speech!! Speech!!
Just had a chance to go through your UFO conference speech - absolutely wonderful. I'll never dismiss the theories of advanced ancient cultures so quickly any more. I hope you get the chance to deliver the speech sometime soon.
To: Acharya S
Subject: Your rants "Religion & Spirituality"
Date: Thu, 26 Aug 1999 18:44:30 -0700
It is so good, and so unusual, to realize that someone else's philosophy could so closely match my own. Thank You.
P. S. "Grok?" How long ago did you read "Stranger In A strange Land?"
To: Acharya S>
Subject: I like your stuff !!!!!
Date: Fri, 27 Aug 1999 11:54:33 +1000
... I really do like what you have written and have said. I'm an Anarchist, Freethinker & Rosicrucian (not necessarily in that order) who as far back as my early adolescence have always advocated searching for the truth & exposing the "myths" especially those of the religious bigots in our midst. I believe that it is very important to constantly re-evaluate & weigh up what we are told by the earthly "powers that be" and to make up our own minds as free individuals. Your articulate writings are the inspiring & I would furthermore wish to extend the best of luck to your endeavours....KEEP UP THE GOOD FIGHT !!!!
Yours in Solidarity, Peace & Anarchy
Date: Sat, 28 Aug 1999 02:26:15 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: greetings :-)
To: Acharya S Acharya S
... I know you are a very complex person, with much to offer in a world of those who could care less of offering anything - take a deep breath-relax--and don't forget about you -:-)
Date: Sat, 28 Aug 1999 17:47:02 -0700 (PDT)
To: Acharya S
Subject: You represent sanity in an insane world.
Thank you for trying to open up the closed minds of the foolish masses, who seek after myth and magic...and avoid logic and reason.
Religions in general would be ludicrous if it were not for the strangleholds they have on societies.
Possibly you might suggest how to enlighten a radio talk host who persistently brings up his faith and religious nonsense (Judaism), implying that we need to restore his type of faith in public schools and society.
Such holier-than-thou creeps really bother me. They make me angry and frustrated. They seem to be intelligent men and women, educated and experienced - but totally irrational.
Anyway I just wanted to say how much I appreciate your voice in the wilderness, crying for truth and rational thought.
For myself, Secular Humanism seems correct and with a touch of Agnostic hope that their might be an intelligence behind the Universe.
Subject: THE CHRIST CONSPIRACY HAS ARRIVED!!
Date: Sat, 28 Aug 1999 22:37:07 -0500
A hearty congratulations! I placed an advance order but, yes, I do want one personally signed by my hero!!! I am so proud to have had the opportunity to dialog with ya. The subject has been a mighty revelation to me & I continue to make my way thru the research. Fascinating!!! Just fascinating!!!!
My lady Acharya, I will continue to do my part to pass on what I have learned.
[You too may have an autographed copy of The Christ Conspiracy.
To: Acharya S
Subject: Looking for "Truth"
Date: Sun, 29 Aug 1999 14:43:16 -0300
Hey there, Hi there, Ho there.
I've decided to write a song about "truth" and turned to my favorite research tool. Lo and behold I find myself browsing your site. You are clever indeed (and funny!) - gotta have humour ... especially when "talkin' religion".... I'm sending you a letter after noting you likewise support hemp, studied in Greece, have humanistic tendencies??? Before a few months ago, I too was a drone - hemp, Greece, music, religion, literary novels, Internet beyond E-mail - these things never crossed a single synapse ... now? There is nothing that doesn't cross my mind. Anyway, love your site, content, humour and viewpoint.
[Thank you for appreciating the humor! Few do.
Date: Sun, 29 Aug 1999 16:35:39 -0500 (EST)
To: Acharya S (Acharya S),
Subject: THE CHRIST CONSPIRACY HAS ARRIVED!!!
... Congrats on the book. You are one of my heroes and favorite rabble rouser. You're my hero for 2 reasons: You're cool, and I believe in the value of your work. Life is THE BIG PARTY we've all been invited to. It's spoiled by the superstitions enslaving the minds of our brothers and sisters. Party on ...
To: Acharya S
Subject: Thanks for your site.
Date: Mon, 30 Aug 1999 10:33:49 -0700
Thank you for your beautiful tribute to Diana. This week is always difficult and your words were very moving. Blessed be Diana.
"I lead from the heart, not the head, albeit it's gotten me into trouble." - Diana
Date: Mon, 30 Aug 1999 14:06:43 -0400
To: Acharya S Acharya S
Subject: Re: THE CHRIST CONSPIRACY HAS ARRIVED!!!
I have ordered this book (I was waiting for it!) and hope the publisher has it out soon.
Also, I want to say again that I appreciate you and your world viewpoint, as well as your particular, and to me, quite brilliant, as well as entertaining, manner of expression. I have just read and reread one of your articles I had previously not come across: Is War An Occult Ritual Sacrifice? I actually have emailed this to (former?) friends in The House of Yahweh, including an "elder", and am in hope that some of your conclusions and opinions will wake them up a little bit. Also, I am once again reminded of your vast knowledge, and your obvious moral stance, which is, of course, benevolently excellent, IMHO. And I say again, that because you ARE, and you are a woman, and you do what you do so constructively and so well, I have inspiration and courage to be a woman in the world with a brain and an opinion. Be well my dear, be strong! You are truly a bright light in the darkness! If I had money to spare, I'd send you some for sure, just to let you know my money is where my mouth is.... If I was a prayin' person, shoot, I'd even pray for you! :) But anyway, my thoughts towards you are ever positive and uplifting. Keep on keepin on beautiful lady. The planet needs you.
Much genuine love and appreciation ...
To: Acharya S
Subject: I love your web site
Date: Mon, 30 Aug 1999 16:33:43 -0500
Finally, a like-minded soul. I was beginning to think that I was crazy until I came across your web site. I enjoy reading your rants on God, religion and the universe. Your free-thinking has inspired me to spread the word. I have forwarded your web page link to all my friends. The more people that know the truth, the better our world will be. I plan on buying all of your books. Keep up the good work!
Date: Mon, 30 Aug 1999 16:41:39 -0500
Subject: I have a question about your Origins of Christianity article
To: Acharya S
I'm a 17 yr old Buddhist. I recently read your article, The Origins of Christianity. About the part about the Buddha, you stated that he was not one person, that he was born of a virgin, etc...I myself have read a lot on Buddhism. I don't know anything about any other religion(nor do I pretend to), but what I've read seems to contradict some of your findings. I was wondering what sources you used (I tried looking in the bibliography, but I couldn't find anything...)
Please tell me what sources you used, so that I may read it and clear this up for me. Thanks for your time...
[Hi. Thanks for stopping by. As is the case with Christianity, it seems that the Buddhist hierarchy has suppressed much information. In the first place, "Buddhism" is MUCH older than the period attributed to "the Buddha" (6th c. BCE). Some estimates put it back many thousands of years prior to that. In reality, "Buddhism" is essentially a solar cult, revolving around the sun; hence we find the same stories told of "Buddha" as were claimed of "Jesus." You will not find this information in mainstream books or teachings. Much of what I read and write about comes from "esoteric" and suppressed sources. The esoteric writers are frequently Masons or religionists who have been privy to information not readily available to the masses. Since we are not dealing with one man but many "Buddhas," including the ubiquitous solar hero, it is not surprising to find out there are many traditions concerning "Buddha." The virgin birth of "Maya" is fairly well documented and related by several sources. The information concerning Krishna evidently comes from Jesuits and others who traveled to India centuries ago. It would seem that the solar attributes, such as the virgin birth and crucifixion, were severed from the Krishna stories, possibly centuries before the Christian era, possibly much later, in order to hide the similarities between Krishna ("Christos" in Greek) and Christ. Since we are basically dealing with a sun god or solar hero, as we are with "Buddha," is also not surprising to find the solar attributes attached to them. Regarding Krishna's crucifixion, there are purportedly ancient images of it, as I have reproduced in my book The Christ Conspiracy.
The disputed info comes mostly from two sources: Graves ("World's Sixteen Crucified Saviors") and Doane ("Bible Myths and Their Parallels in Other Religions"). Graves was at least partially building on the writings of various Jesuits, who were trying to convert the "heathen" Indians and got into debates with learned Brahmans, whom the Christians were unable to beat, because virtually the entire story of Christ was already in India, revolving largely around "Krishna." Doane got his Buddha info – including, evidently, the virgin status of Maya - from "the Chinese tradition," not just the Indian. In fact, the Chinese tradition he quotes claims Buddha was born on December 25th, which I've included in my book and which will no doubt give fits to pretentious Buddha-cheerleaders who think they know it all. Doane also states the claim that Krishna was born on December 25th is untrue; Graves, who studied the writings of missionaries, says that it is true.
There were many sects of "Buddhism," going back thousands of years before "Gautama," in India and Egypt. The same with Krishna, again a compilation of characters, used by the various priesthoods depending on the era and place. There is even a "Jadava the Christna" dating from the 16th century BCE. And Higgins relates:
"The learned Jesuit Baldaeus observes that every part of the life of Cristna [Krishna has a near resemblance to the history of Christ; and he goes on to show that the time when the miracles are supposed to have been performed was during the Dwaparajug, which he admits to have ended 3,100 years before the Christian era. So that, as the Cantab says, If there is meaning in words, the Christian missionary admits that the history of Christ was founded upon that of Crishnu [Krishna."
Also, Alexander's troops were running around the Levant and elsewhere chattering about "Christos," the Greek name for Krishna, three centuries before the Christian era. The similarities between Christ and Krishna positively freaked the early Christian missionaries, who were stupid enough to convince themselves of the veracity of the Christ fable, not knowing that it was in large part based on the Krishna fable, and were unable or unwilling to recognize its roots. This origin is why Christianity has failed to make much headway in India.
It is also wise to remember that the average person – no matter how erudite – could not learn the esoterica of any religion unless initiated and moved through the mystery school. Priests of various faiths do not often tell each other's secrets, because they use the same priestcraft to fool the masses. A number of these researchers, such as priests and as Higgins in particular but also Pike, were privy to insider info because they belonged to the same brotherhood. Higgins and Pike were Masons and could go to India, make Master Mason signals and be accepted into the inner circle, where they compared notes. These meetings were not for consumption by the general populace.
But these missionaries and such were only part of a long line of the same behavior: Religionists, magi, monks, therapeuts/"spiritual physicians"-cum-drug peddlers, astrologers and masons traveling the "silk road" and the rest from England to China, exchanging bits and pieces of their ritual and mythos, "borrowing" a better innovation, in constant competition to improve their stories. Swapping recipes, as it were. And "can you top this?" Also exchanging whole texts, which they could procure because they had the proper insider's credentials. Such is one way books were collected for the library of Alexandria. Of course, force was also used, but here we're talking about wandering monks, not armies. The brotherhood network was absolutely fascinating.
In this way, these insiders learned the secrets of their foreign brethren, which is why so many sources are other priests, such as the Jesuits, and/or Masons, such as Higgins and Pike (and Jacolliot, I believe). Higgins, in fact, has demonstrated the correlation between not only Krishna and Christ but also Krishna and Apollo, a sun god: E.g., Apollo with his nine muses; Kanya-Krishna with his nine Radha.
In fact, according to Higgins, "Budh" in ancient Irish means "sun," as does "Krishna." The titles "Buddha" and "Krishna" were applied to the sun; hence, "they" can rightly be considered solar heroes, with the attributes of the sun. Buddha also = "enlightened one," an appropriate epithet for the sun. Since these are solar heroes, it would make sense that they were considered to have been born on December 25th in some eras and places.
I can guarantee you that there were priests of the sun in India going back many thousands of years, long prior to the Christian era, and that they had the same basic story of the solar hero. Since we're basically discussing the salvation cult, in particular the solar priesthood, we can be assured that their "savior" was the "light of the world that every eye can see." As such "he" would have the attributes of the sun. There is no question that the solar priesthood existed and was THE priesthood of India for long periods of time. Where did it go? It has been obfuscated in the same manner as the solar priesthood of Christianity . Why is the story of the sun so completely unknown around the world today? It was THE reigning religion for millennia. The Indian priesthood has obviously done a very effective job in severing the roots and maintaining them for the "mysteries" not to be revealed to the vulgar masses. In severing these attributes, the priesthood has managed to make "Krishna" appear to be anthropomorphic, palming him off as a "real person" to the unsuspecting children. Perhaps they had to do this because the Indians were too learned and populous, while the Church simply slaughtered as many as they needed to get the people to forget the story of the sun. (The Brahmans also tortured and slaughtered thousands – in fact, the Church took many of their torture methods from the Brahmans.)
One example of this severing of solar attributes comes with the crucifixion of Krishna, another contended characteristic that few know about. As Higgins says, "Neither in the sixteen volumes of the Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Calcutta, nor in the works of Sir. W. Jones, nor in those of Mr. Maurice, nor of Mr. Faber, is there a single word to be met with respecting the crucifixion of Cristna. How very extraordinary that all the writers in these works should have been ignorant of so striking a fact! But it was well known in the Conclave, even as early as the time of Jerome." I would suspect that the 12/25 birthdate and "carpenter" epithet were severed centuries before the Christian era.
To state that the great savior god of India did not have these solar attributes is to suggest that there was no solar priesthood or that it held little power and left nothing behind (e.g., Krishna and Buddha). The fact remains that in large part Hinduism is also astrotheological, as is Buddhism. Such is how they basically started out. In any case, yes, many people, including Jews, Christians and Atheists, have disputed these various points. I may concede a few of them, but even if these points are removed, my argument will not go kerplunk.
To: "Acharya S" Acharya S
Date: Tue, 31 Aug 1999 00:13:31 -0500
... I studied [Kaballah for about 5 years, and NEVER got anywhere... didn't unfold ANY secrets, or cause me to have more power, or a closer (ah hum) relationship with the (so called) god of Israel...neither was I ever able to FIND OUT, that god's (so called) NAME!!!! HA HA, HO HO!!! Do they REALLY "believe" all that garbage? You can get JUST as "high" going to a rock concert, smoking a joint, having a drink, going to a pentecostal, speaking in tongues, revival (HO!), OR,for me, going to, or singing in, a Wagner OPERA!!! When I practiced Judiaism, and couldn't "get the CHARGE" all the other ones were...from the religion...I first decided that there was something wrong with ME....later, I realized that THEY were the damned FOOLS...were either PRETENDING it all, or, are TRULY "MENTALLY RETARDED"!
Date: Tue, 31 Aug 1999 07:19:35 -0700
To: Acharya S <Acharya S>
... I can also no longer tolerate my friend **** ... I sent her one article [of yours because I got really tired of her telling me that because I don't believe in the bible I will basically go to hell. No matter what I say, she keeps on blubbering religious crap, and I am not going to waste my time defending my views anymore. I don't know how you have the patience to keep defending yourself against all the rubbish people send to you. You are my hero. Keep up the good work and I can't wait to read your book.
To: Acharya S
Subject: EPIC SITE...
Date: Tue, 31 Aug 1999 17:34:18 -0400
... I'm dropping a line to convey my appreciation for your site. I especially liked the part where your list of titles (goddess, healer, guru, world teacher super deluxe) was punctuated by NOBODY, ABSURD, GET OVER IT. Now that's chutzpah.
Despite being monotheistic and very spiritual, I've never been a big fan of the religion industry, either. The Godhead in which I place my belief is far too big and loving to fit inside one religion.
I stumbled upon your site by accident while searching for background info on Marilyn vos Savant. Incidently, I was not disappointed.