I did want to point out something from your web page. You have the following statement: If you believe that this invisible giant man got a 13-year-old virgin girl pregnant, who then gave birth to him as his own son - Christians point to what they call the "old" testament (the Jewish bible) for proof of prophecy concerning the birth of Jesus. I can't remember which passage, but one talks about the "virgin" birth. However, the translation from Hebrew was not done properly; in Hebrew, the passage reads "young girl" instead of virgin. In fact, Jewish scholars I've read suggest that, if there was a Jesus, his birth was the product of a rape by Roman soldiers, and not an "immaculate conception."
Although I do not agree with your point of view regarding religion or believing in G-d, I can say that not all who are religious -- myself included -- take the Bible literally. I know it was written by men, who were inspired in some way or other. As a Jew, I can see the stories about creation, Noah, etc., being fables, rather than as fact.
Hmm. I appreciate your comments. However, you sound like Tim Watley, the character on "Seinfeld" who converts to Judaism so he can tell Jewish jokes. "As a Jew, you're offended?" a rabbi asks Jerry, who is grousing about Watley's "conversion" and jokes. "No," Jerry responds, "as a comedian I'm offended." I am always glad when a "Jewish" person knows that Judeo-Christianity is largely mythical. In fact, educated Jews understand the concept of "midrash," i.e., interpretation, allegory, etc. That's why there's a word for it. But ... I have to ask who in their right mind would purposely convert to Judaism, knowing that it is essentially anti-Gentilism? That its foundation is based on division, on separation from the unclean goyim-cattle? That it also constantly teaches that it is righteous to steal from, cheat and kill non-Jews? Perhaps you should re-think your position.
To: Acharya S
Subject: answered prayers
Date: Sat, 19 Feb 2000 04:16:46 -0800
I see you are up to no good, so I kept all my truth from you, but remember who rules and who controls your life with out me you can not do anything that I do not allow. By the way I have kept all my followers away as you asked or else you would have seen and I would have to forgive you.
Enjoy the life I have provided.
Give me a break, "Teofilo" - which means "God-lover." How 'bout "Goddess-lover," or are you gay? Not that there's anything wrong with that. heh heh And, can you say, "MEGALOMANIAC?" Look it up.
Date: Sun, 20 Feb 2000 23:21:01 -0500
To: Acharya S
Subject: Entheogens & Religion
The following links are right down your alley -- a MUST read. I'm sure you'll want to add them to your Entheogens Links page which, having only one link, seems pretty bare:
"Mushrooms & Mankind" (parts I-IV) by James Arthur
Based on his soon to be released book, "Mushrooms & Mankind: The Hidden Meaning of Christmas, The History and Philosophy of Mushroom Symbolism" (In 1976, R. Gordon Wasson told James in his opinion, James was the world's leading expert in the field of Ethno-Mycology, as it pertains to Christianity. He's been studying ever since.)
Trust me, you'll be blown away with the author's research on mushrooms/religion/ethno-mycology -- it fits in hand-in-glove with your own.
"This Page is dedicated to Jordan Maxwell & John Allegro and their research."
In case you are not familiar with John Allegro:
...John Allegro has authored one of the most interesting books in the world on the origins and sources of religion. It is called The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross and was published in 1970. Allegro was one of a team of researchers hired by the State of Israel and the British government to decipher the "Dead Sea Scrolls" when they were discovered in the 1950's. Allegro was hired because he was a biblical scholar and was familiar with ALMOST EVERY SINGLE MAJOR LANGUAGE including SUMERIAN, EGYPTIAN, HEBREW, CUNEIFORM. His ultimate conclusion (and he was kicked off the team for his opinions) was that Jesus was a Mushroom consumed by the Essenes and covered up to keep the Roman authorities in the dark about the fertility cult of the Essenes.
Allegro claims that the ancient people considered the rain similar to God's sperm in that it would fertilize the soil (of Mother Earth) and allow the crops to grow. If the rain was a source of "Heavenly Sperm" then there must be a giant Penis in the sky producing this "Heavenly Sperm", assumed the ancients. Well, after the rain, the mushroom would grow, allowing them to "Talk to God" and the mushroom looked like a miniature Penis growing up from the ground. This, Allegro adds, was to them the "Son of God come down in the flesh to show the way to himself".
Thanks. I've been in communication with James Arthur for some time. I also know Jordan Maxwell, and have read Allegro for many years. I have possessed for several years Sacred Mushroom & the Cross, and I included a bit of Allegro's research in my book The Christ Conspiracy. I'm not convinced that "manna" is a mushroom, but I am certain that entheogens have been highly instrumental in the evolution of humankind and its culture, including and especially religion. One of the chapters of The Christ Conspiracy (Christ Con) is called "The Bible, Sex and Drugs." Since Jesus is essentially a solar myth, the only way to reconcile Allegro's mushroom thesis would be to break down the two major parts of the gospel fable, i.e., the narrative and the sayings, or logia. One could suggest that the narrative, or the "divination," realization, understanding and development of the solar mythos may have occurred thru the use of entheogens. One could also suggest that the logia were discerned or developed by individuals using entheogens. That's how I reconcile it.
Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2000 10:36:23 EST
Subject: Thank Joshua
To: Acharya S
My wife and I are currently reading, "Don't know much about the Bible" and are enjoying it, unfortunately, the tidbits of info that we sent some of our friends and relatives (which we hoped would spark interesting conversation) were not received well. One tidbit being the blunder with the actual translation of name of Jesus (Joshua). Someone could make a good chunk of money mediating between outcast siblings, sons, daughters etc. and the families who condemn them for thinking differently. My wife is Wiccan, and I don't currently lay claim to any system.
We are ever grateful for folks like you who put up well-documented information for those of us who don't blindly follow, yet do not have the time we wish we had to investigate various subjects thoroughly. You are doing a great service to your fellow person. It was refreshing just to read the rebuttals to some of your scary email. Keep up the good work.
Do you know anything about some documents that surfaced a few years back that supposedly were smuggled from the Vatican? They were to be evidence of Jesus' creation by merchants of the day. The fella who smuggled them out of the Vatican was touring the states with what he found. Have you heard of this guy? Know his name? Have any insight?
On a side note, do you subscribe to any way of thinking that puts you at ease with dealing with the crazies who think you're going to hell and life in general? It would be interesting to see a short summarized manifesto of yours. Thanks for your time and keep up the good work.
Howdy. Yes, the truth can alienate many who have invested themselves in fairytales! If you read my book The Christ Conspiracy, you will have much more info with which to alienate your friends and family! Hey, maybe that's a selling point. :)
I have not heard of the "documents" you mention. I would be very interested, if they are what you say they are. I do know about Glenn Kimball purveying fictitious rubbish as "historical documents." It sounds like him, but he's using these texts (they are not "documents") to "prove" that Jesus existed. He's simply wrong. What he says is not that Jesus was a creation of merchants but a son of a wealthy merchant who owned ships, etc. Again, he's using silly legends and fraudulent texts, credulously believing every word.
As far as the crazies threatening us with hell, etc., ad nauseam, they don't have an effect on me. I am free. I sometimes play tricks on them by saying that Lord Shiva is the Way, Truth and the Light, and if they don't listen, they will incarnate as a noseless, faceless beggar in India. Or some such. I might also inform them that, in other eras and places, disbelief in the deity of the day could get them into similar trouble, i.e., hell. What they are propagating is merely a cultural artifact, and a hateful, antihuman one at that. Unfortunately, they are usually too stupid to understand what I'm saying. Take care, and thanks for the gracious comments.
To: Acharya S
Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2000 00:50:50 PST
divine work on you site -- be my goddess any day! i stumbled onto it while doing some last minute textual research for a column i'm finishing for "realms of fantasy." thanks for your work.
To: Acharya S
Subject: RE: OK, but this?
Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2000 13:38:39 -0500
Well I can be proud to say now I've finally given up my Christian belief fully, and it was partly thanks to the help of your site. I truly think your work needs to be praised! Keep up what your doing. Sorry about what I was writing before, I was under the influence of a false belief and didn't really mean anything to be offensive. I can't say how much more liberated and rational my thinking is now that I'm an atheist. I also am going to order your book, and by the way if you haven't you should read truth and fiction in the Bible by Robin Lane Fox. You are a true visionary.
Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2000 23:54:22 -0800
To: Acharya S
Subject: enlightenment tasking
My Dear Sweet Acharya;
Those who mention your aesthetic pulchritude are right. You are hands down the most gorgeous woman that I have ever encountered in this or any other lifetime. Some months ago I put out a call to the Universe, or from within at the more ethereal level if words for the premise are your necessary passport, to encounter those of my home/origin. I spoke to you initially on Rob McConnell's X-Zone. You have a great voice for television. But you have the mind, spirit and hardware for inspirational experiencing.
Do you o.b.e. for refreshment regarding our other home? How do you feel about joining in on a lightwave project to counterbalance the forces of earth imbalance? I have found earth realm originating spirits quite adverse to this effective tool. Thus my desire to seek out my others who are instinctively aware of its capacity and necessity. If yes consider a preferred time for this simultaneous blending which the movie "Dark City" went out of its way to dark side....
My plate is very full at this time but I have at least a couple of longstanding creative concepts which are complete now that I have encountered Acharya once again.
Much more stuff, but this is all for this transmission.
May the force always within always be the lifeforce.
Date: Sat, 26 Feb 2000 17:24:39 -0700
To: Acharya S
I have been reading through your website, just wanted to say thank you. Although I agree with practically everything you have written here, I learned much. I hope that your efforts will become a first step to bring humanity out of the dark ages. Unfortunately, the obstacle is, and has always been greed, power, and control. Many people wish to remain in a state of blind ignorance, avoiding any intrusion on their comfort zone. I do believe that eventually truth will win, but probably not in my lifetime. Anyway, thank you for a fantastic website, and I wish there were many more like you in this world.
Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2000 10:43:30 -0600 (CST)
To: Acharya S
Subject: Fwd: Christ Conspiracy
I think the forward is self-explanatory.
Attachment: Forwarded Message
Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2000 08:34:35 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Christ Conspiracy
Thanks for the book donation .... It is great! Finally, someone "wrote the book" I've been waiting for. This one will be passed around for years ... Many blessings
To: Acharya S
Subject: Good work
Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2000 23:43:08 -0600
Wish you luck and keep up the wonderful work!!
To: Acharya S
Subject: Incorrect statements about Islam
Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2000 12:58:41 -0600
You state: "In Islam, this god is interpreted through the minds of Muslims as being an Arab or Persian man, as opposed to the Jewish man of the Judeo-Christian ideology"
This statement is incorrect for a number of reasons:
1.) First, it is estimated that there are approximately 50,000,000 Russian Muslims, 50,000,000 Chinese Muslims, some 150,000,000 Indonesian Muslims, etc.
The vast majority of the world's Muslims are non-Arabs.
1. Arabs are the minority in Islam in the world. In fact, the Persians (Iranians) have a deep-seated enmity towards Arabs that has its roots in the pre-Islamic world when the Persian Empire existed. It is inconceivable that Persians (Iranians) or Chinese or Russians would view God as an Arab.
2.) I have many Muslims (I am a Muslim) and they share the same belief that I have: that God is undefinable and cannot be said to be Arab or African or anything. I think that for you to be *correct* as a scholar, you would first *at least* have to perform even an informal survey so that you could determine how Muslims view God.
I can tell you that Africans, for instance, are very careful NOT to associate Islam with Arabs, and they FIGHT against that idea because they have the pride of wanting the world to know that Africans have produced *there own* Islamic scholars, for instance.
I know you wish to make your point, but if you do so at the expense of truth and accuracy, that is not a good thing.
3. There is nothing in the teachings of Islam--not in the Qur'an or the hadith--that even hint at a perception of God as an "Arab." The Qur'an says that God is "like unto none".
4. Even Islamic artwork has TOTALLY avoided depictions of God as any kind of being. Unlike Christianity, there does not exist ONE depiction of God as a human being of any kind.
As regards your statements about the Kaba, those are also incorrect. The Kaba is the first place of worsip that was built NOT by Abraham, but by Adam. When I say "Adam", I am speaking NOT of the "very first" human being, but of the "Adam" of 6000 years ago, who was a prophet of Allah. Every Muslim knows that.