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... I don't know why this is really WAKING me up to some things at this time in my life, but boy it sure is.... stopped by a used book store - guess what jumped out at me? A book on the history of the Vatican and how it has been involved in Yugoslavia since - I think it said, 1912? WAR, WAR, WAR AND killing soooooo  many! Worse than Hitler did. Much worse. There is something really crazy going on in this beloved world.


From: SM
Date: Sat, 10 Jul 1999 19:39:00 EDT
Subject: Re: The Shroud of Turin (Reply) Part I of III
To: Acharya S

... I think/know what you are doing, expressing, the model you set for others, the issues you address, the brilliant caring, playful soul which shines through all your writings, your delightful sense of humor ... is worth it.  You need an angel, benefactor, foundation, suitcase of money ... so you can be fully supported to ... to allow ALL your creative potential to come they haven't seen enough already to justify that.  fukin blind dweebs...

... It's what you are and know in your heart and soul; wanting to make a difference that means something ... something like that.  That's exactly what this insane asylum is missing ... so few left anymore these days ... are "we" a dying breed?


Re the "angel" - from your mouth to Goddess's ear ...

From: TBO
To: Acharya S
Subject: time for support
Date: Sat, 10 Jul 1999 20:57:43 -0400

Hi again, Acharya,

Well it's time to commit, and show some real appreciation for all the hard work, time and personal sacrifice you've gone through providing answers and exposing the truths which the world desperately needs to survive. I do fear that there are many rich powerful organisations that will do anything to downplay or destroy the truths you reveal. I have witnessed this on a much smaller scale than what you must experience day in and day out. How do you keep from going insane? ...

Just so you know, I have already ordered your new book and am looking forward to reading it.

Keep up the great work and don't get too discouraged, your message is getting around and will definitely have a great impact on the world. I know it has enlightened mine.

Date: Sun, 11 Jul 1999 19:08:25 -0700 (PDT)
From: IF
Subject: The True Believer
To: Superconsciousness

The True Believer, by Eric Hoffer (C 1951) is a thin little classic eye-opener that thoroughly and efficiently explains the social psychosis behind organized religions, and behind fanatical mass movements in general.  Hoffer's exegeses are obviously profound, and quickly assuage the concerns of why social groups act so irrationally.  Explains Nazism, Communism, and the plethora of current religious/mystical folly.  Should be a mandatory prerequisite to voting.  Find it in a library near you.

From: DR
To: Acharya S
Subject: Abraham
Date: Fri, 16 Jul 1999 08:52:43 -0700


After having read much of your web site, I'm curious if you have stumbled upon the work of "Abraham" channeled through Esther Hicks.  Your concept of "God" as being all that is, is just the teaching that Abraham espouses....

I was a fundamentalist for many years, but somehow was able to begin using the right side of my brain, and have learned to listen to the inner voice for guidance.  What a relief to know that I am the creator of my reality, and not some second rate "god."

From: JB
Date: Sat, 17 Jul 1999 16:37:41 EDT
Subject: Origins of Xianity
To: Acharya S

Dear Acharya: Your article on the origins of Christianity was excellent.  I have a copy of the Walker book you quote - lots of good info ... I don't see much worthwhile written by women, but you and Walker are notable exceptions.  I was particularly struck by your observation of what word origins demonstrate ...

Thanks! The "Walker book" is The Woman's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets - highly recommended.

From: RW
To: Acharya S
Date: Wed, 21 Jul 1999 17:26:12 -0700

... Your material is a boost to read. I came from being a bible-pusher, but found that there are more answers than that collection of writings can contain.

Keep up the good work....

From: DD
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 19:04:39 EDT
Subject: Re: note
To: Acharya S

Dear  lady,

... I find your research fascinating, and wonder what caused you to take up what must have been a long and fairly unpopular road. Fortunately, I am not a Christian. I consider myself a product of my higher powers' love and a student of man's insanity. Since I ... survived 3 tours of duty in Vietnam and spent 33 years as a certified "hopeless" drunk, I feel I am eminently qualified to believe in my higher power and speak knowledgeably of man's insanity.  I am still working on early Christian history, as I was when I came across your excellent entry, "origins of Christianity etc"  Right now I am reading Eusebius's history of the church, Ramsay Macmullen's two books on the first 800 years, Malachi Martin's "rise and fall  of the roman church, the "Didache," a book on the "Q" document and Isaac Asimov's " guide to the bible.  I am more interested in how "Christianity" got to be what it is today, than I am with it's so called founder. I want to know the foundation of the belief system that killed so many of my friends and ruined so many lives.

Thanks again for your work and the information you are spreading. I am definitely ordering your book. Perhaps your own higher power is leading you to help brush away the fog and filth that has covered the truth for so--so long.

In Fellowship,

Date: Wed, 14 Jul 1999 06:40:44 -0700 (PDT)
From: MG
To: Acharya S


The more you know ...

From: SG
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 1999 11:23:01 EDT
Subject: your wonderful site....
To: Acharya S

* I had a few things to say about your site. Just so you know, it's not bad, at all. In fact, I love your views on God and wanted to share my thoughts, and confusion with you....with what I had read, and I plan to finish reading the site.

"God, which is simply Great Spirit, the Tao, the Cosmic Yin/Yang, the Creative Life Force, the Schwartz"

* The Schwartz, lol, for the past few months, since Star Wars, I have had this joke with my friends about this...."the Schwartz is within you"...from Space Balls, of just struck me as funny that you included that....okay, onto the serious stuffs.

"Enlightened people do not see themselves as separate from their own creator. They are the creators of their own dramas. "

* A month ago, I said to one of my best friends, "anything you want to know, the answer is within you, just ask."  This is something I have been pondering a long time now, this whole god thing, ever since my youth group leader tried to act like God or something was talking through him ... I have lost all faith in Christianity, but never God. although I had no clue who or what God was, I formed my own beliefs about him, and lived by my own law.

*At this time in my life, and for about a year and a half now, I have yearned to know God, and what it was really all about. I read Conversations with God, and all the things that I had "made up" were coming to light.  In fact, every site, or book or whatever I come across adds to my wonderful little belief system, which is so similar to many other people that I am beginning to think there is magic at work. Universal Magic, Universal thought....

*You are so right, humanity is tired of this whinny "God" portrayed in the Bible.  We are starting to realize that the creator created us, to create...or perhaps, the creation process never stopped....perhaps it started with a thought and became this, whatever it is, it is so perfectly intertwined that I can not image that God would be able to stay in one place, heaven,  in order to do the work he is praised for.  However, I do believe that the Spirit of God, or the whole of us, as it all goes back to one, should be appreciated...not begged, or worshiped, but respected as what it is, pure magic.

*Sometimes, I refer to God as a form, but to me, I feel and know that God is not a person....and even if God was thousands of years old, sittin on some throne in heaven, I imagine he'd be proud of the people that did it for themselves, instead of groveling, and begging for his help....what sort of a father would want their child dependent on them for life?

*And what is good about not committing sin just because "you'll go to hell"....I don't lie, cheat & steal because it makes me feel bad....I feel good telling the truth.

*Last Saturday, my friend ... said, and I know he's right... "the only sin, is something you do and feel bad about it." Something along those lines. We create our destiny, people send themselves to "hell".

"The intelligent person strives to know "God," rather than settling for childish and naive belief in another's interpretation of a formless divinity."

*In short, although it was ever so long, all I wanna know is, sometimes, even though you wrote these pages, and wrote a book...sometimes do you feel like you may be wrong, is there a little doubt, or not so much doubt of what you do know, but doubt of what you DON'T know....??  Do you contradict yourself sometimes?  Did you, in your quest?  I guess I'm trying to find some comfort, the Xtians are so cruel and brainwashed, I mean I wonder sometimes, does god want mindless beings in heaven?  Assuming heaven exist....and does he condone such evil behavior, really? If you're "of God" can you cast people into hell, surely, a benevolent God would do no such thing, certainly, no entity created of us, and our thoughts would do such thing, he would be sending himself to hell....right?  Which completes a loop, people send themselves to "hell".

I will stop now, before I ramble on.  But perhaps you can give me a minute and respond....It would be very appreciated.

Sure, I contradict myself, every time I learn something new, which I constantly do. Believe it or not, I wore the "born-again" hairshirt for about a month. Disgustingly uncomfortable. I also make errors - don't nobody saddle me with the impossible expectation of "infallibility," please.

Date: Thu, 15 Jul 1999 20:32:10 -0400
From: AA
To: Acharya S
Subject: Hello

I saw a site with my namesake and I had to drop by. Being the last born of a pujari in India, I have spent my whole life contemplating the meaning of my existence and why we have to look beyond this distracting maya all around us to get to the same truth that a man once comprehended, a long time ago under a bodhisatva tree.

You seem to be on the same road. Why do we go around in circles through the milleniums? Are we the sum of all our experiences? What am I made up of (physically) (not my vessel, as you put it) energy or mass or something in between. What happens to me when this vessel sails no more? Why were religions invented? Does religion begin where science ends? What and not who is god?

After 33 years of contemplation and debates with my dad in my early years, I feel I have come up with answers that I can live with. (no pun intended) Although this voyage never ends. Something else that fuelled me was a combination of an orthodox Hindu upbringing and a natural affinity for science,  mathematics and astronomy (not astrology, thank god).

I hope you are enjoying this wonderful quest as I have.

We incarnate out of the Void in order to have separate experiences. Unfortunately, it's a mixed bag. We ultimately discover our "godhead," as it were, and then realize we are the creators of our own dramas, although so are others, such that they can either hurt or help us. The point in experiencing "oneness" is to realize we are That Which Is, including the "other," so that we will NOT hurt others. Religions were invented our of fear and a need to control our environment, which has been pretty harsh and scary. Religion does NOT begin where science ends - the two are ultimately inseparable, if "religion" is defined mystically. Creativity and genius are mystical experiences. As regards "astrology," most religions are based on it. When it is understood esoterically and not just as a system of casting horoscopes, it is a wondrous science, because it incorporates the totality. For more on the subject of astrology or "astrotheology," please read my book The Christ Conspiracy.

Date: Sun, 18 Jul 1999 01:54:46 -0400
From: SC
To: Acharya S
Subject: My experience with religion

I entered Jewish Orthodoxy in 1973.... I went to a Lubavitch Yeshiva from 1974 to 1977. I was having anxiety attacks... I started to question the literal belief in the Bible in the 1980s. The Lubavitchers were becoming more fanatical, singing WE WANT MOSHIACH NOW. I was reading about evolution. The Lubavitcher Rebbe said that there was not a "shred of evidence" to prove the theory of evolution. He believed (based on a Midrash), that the reason why women menstruate is because Eve had sex with the serpent, who put "Zoohama" into her, which is an impurity women must expel every month.

In 1967 I joined a UFO study group, and accepted the idea that this planet has been visited by life forms from other planets. The Lubavitcher Rebbe said that advanced civilizations can't exist on other planets because they would have no free choice because we have no record of the Torah being given there. The Rebbe passed on in 1994, and many followers await his return.. I also had a problem with a Torah Law, which forbids me, as a Kohane (Priest, descended from Aaron), to marry certain kinds of women, such as a divorced lady, a convert to Judaism, or even a single Jewish woman who had sex with a "GOY" (gentile)....

There are many other little dogmas which I find annoying. Did you know that men's beards did not turn grey until the time of Abraham, and that the moon was once a sun but was shrunken as a punishment for being jealous of the other sun?

Thank you very much for sharing this painful experience. I really appreciate it.

From: JO
To: Acharya S
Subject: Acharya , we beseech Thee
Date: Wed, 21 Jul 1999 16:47:46 -0400

Oh Mighty Acharya,

Speaker of the Truth, Champion of the Earth,  Keeper of the Flame, She-Dragon of the Seven Spheres, Defender of the Down Trodden, Munificent and Omnipotent Fearless Leader ...

Speak to Thy humble yet devoted followers. Lay before Thee the quest Thou wouldst have us embark upon. Pray tell , what worthy goal Thou wouldst set before us. What task might we accomplish to earn Thy Favor? Grant us direction, that we might find fulfillment. Bestow upon us Thy Illumination!

Yahoo! But I'm not omnipotent ... :)

From: DD
Date: Sun, 25 Jul 1999 09:44:01 EDT
Subject: My candidate for a Modern Goddess
To: Acharya S

How refreshing to find someone so brimming with Beauty, Brains and Spunk!  I am beginning to see why men used to worship goddesses.  Of course, modern women have been so neutered by external forces that any discussion of ancient Goddess worship is met with unbelieving disdain.  Also, few seem to grasp the very sexual nature of Goddess figures.  Imagine, a fully actualized female doing something other than passively going along with a man's desires. (Oh my god, we just might learn something).  Imagine men learning about a view of reality  other than their own.  It could undermine the whole social order. Your efforts at truth realignment are greatly appreciated, but I'm a little concerned with your ongoing safety.  Should you need a place to duck the CIA hit squads, may I suggest my place?  I promise to be open to anything you would like to teach me.

P. S.  My motives were truly pure until I saw your pictures ...

From: DD
Date: Sun, 25 Jul 1999 10:02:27 EDT
Subject: A serious scholarly question
To: Acharya S

Leaving aside my profound admiration for your physical beauty and refreshing attitudes, I would like to pose a question:

Is there some connection between the ancient Egyptian deity's name of "Ptah" and the Proto-Indo-European "P*tar?" (Father)

You have alluded to this intriguing connection in your writings.  Could you flesh this one out for me?

(oops, Freudian slip...flesh + Acharya)

Hee, hee. Yes, I believe that the two words are related. Albert Churchward, for one, opined that the Indian and Egyptian culture were once the same but were split before the development of hieroglyphics. Much more of this info is contained in The Christ Conspiracy.

Date: Mon, 26 Jul 1999 06:22:19 -0700
From: LB
To: Acharya S
Subject: Petit Chou

... I enjoyed your articles and pissed myself laughing in some places. Your response to my questions were funny, direct and open.  I felt a real bond when you revealed that one of your favourite movies is the "Life of Brian."

As I have been following your development on web I am amazed at the time you devote to speaking your Truth and communicating one on one with the space cadets, genuine seekers, romantics, fuckwits, voyeurs and lost souls.  I can only begin to imagine the amount of energy you devote to this work....

Your work is important.  The information you provide is relevant and easy to read.  Your book has been a saga in itself. I hope all the sacrifices and effort you have given pays off - not only in financial terms but in other ways that bring you great joy in your life.

If we all do our little bit we can change the world....

From a big fan Down Under.  If I can help in any way please ask.

Lots and lots of love

Date: Wed, 28 Jul 1999 09:03:13 -0700
From: DB
To: Acharya S
Subject: Book question

Hi Acharya, you have a great web site, with lots of excellent information, my question is have you finished your book The Christ Conspiracy: The Greatest Story Ever Sold and can I buy a copy at this time.


From: KM
To: Acharya S
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 1999 21:56:43 -0500

"HEY" gorgeous!

... Thank you so are always SUCH an inspiration and  encouragement to me, and I take GREAT COURAGE from your words and teachings....

Well, I am sure glad there are SOME "Jews" that are turning into REAL people!  So far, there aren't any here...except this one precious Jew man friend that I have...he is an elderly tailor...went through the "camps" in World War II.  He lost his ENTIRE family to the Nazis!!!  He will tell you REAL QUICK that there ISN'T any "god", "jesus", etc.  All the Jews and Christians, alike, think he is terrible & won't have anything to do with him!  I try to go visit him whenever I can...he is BRILLIANT in EVERY SUBJECT & very sweet & affectionate, and I love talking with him.  They basically are very smart's just that lots of them have been SO "programmed" into practicing "Judaism"! ...

How I almost throw up, now, when I think of all the times I USED to "KISS THE TORAH"!!! Oh, GAG-GAG! ...

KNOW that I LOVE YA!!!

Warmest regards & hugs, to a REALLY "GREAT & BRAVE LADY"!!!

From: JT
To: Acharya S
Subject: Thank You
Date: Sat, 31 Jul 1999 08:45:54 +0400

Good morning Acharya S,

I came to find you in a list of looks this morning while looking for more information about Hilton Hotema.  He wrote a prologue to the gospel of Apollonius of  Tyana, and I wanted to know more about him. I am so pleased to have come to you by chance (is there such a thing as chance?) and discover somebody on the other side of the world I could feel I am so close to in our approach to so many essential questions about God, Islam, religions, fanatics etc etc.  Isn't this wonderful? I love your sense of humour and your frankness.  I love your mind. You made my day. I read your Origins of Christianity as this is my subject for the time being and I was delighted to read Eisenman on the Dead Sea scrolls and the last edition of the Gnostic writings in the Nag Hammadi Library. All this is so exciting. I look forward to reading your book on the Christ conspiracy. I am gathering material for a book on initiation or enlightenment.

With my best thoughts and affection  

Date: Sat, 31 Jul 1999 09:04:20 -0700 (PDT)
From: A A
Subject: What about you?
To: Acharya S

I agree.

When I was 16, my dad gave me a bible, geeta, koran, and six other "holy books" and asked me to study them for a year. I read them and tried to understand what they were conveying. At the end of the year he said he only had one question for me. What did I find that was common to all of them? My answer was that they all, through STORIES, tried to give us examples of how to lead a positive and productive life. How to discern what is right and wrong. What is good and what is bad. But these are all very relative terms. (To the caveman killing was good) (to Idi Amin, raping his country was good)

So who were these people that tried to teach us of their sensibilities and force us to conform to their moral scale? Why should we?

I still feel that we live in a wilderness of a different kind and the only reason we don't act on the inherent violence in our ancient psyches, is a cautious need for self preservation. Which in turn is over burdening our precious little world.

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