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March 2001

From: MS
To: Acharya S
Subject: Just a small question...please!
Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2001 19:50:16 -0700

Can you give me information concerning the significance of an 8-pointed star? They are all over the new LDS Conference Center in SLC, UT. I am becoming familiar with the Freemason signs all over the City. I have lived here my whole life. 7 months ago I returned from a 2 year mission for the Mormon Church. And my older brothers have read your Book, The Christ Conspiracy, and are pointing out these things to me. I find it very interesting. The upside down stars on the SL Temple, and the Eagles gate absolutely blow my mind. There are 8-sided stars appearing on their newest buildings, and walkways. Do they have any significance with Free Masonic Symbolism, and if so, what do they mean. I know you are busy. So when you can answer my request I would totally appreciate it.

The eight-pointed star is an ancient symbol of Venus.

From: JC
To: Acharya S
Subject: The Christ Conspiracy
Date: Sun, 4 Mar 2001 11:35:53 -0500


You tie the loose ends together and open up vast areas worth exploring, all in a compelling read. Besides recommending your book, I'll be supporting its conclusions in my circle of acquaintances. Just one question on detail: if the Romans originally acted against the Christians for revealing some secrets of the mysteries, would that not be inconsistent with the creative role played by the Romans in setting up Christianity, a cult intended to absorb and replace the mysteries? Does the answer lie in the jagged line of progress and the internal conflicts experienced by Christianity between, say, 161 when Jesus was officially said to have been a man as well as a god, and 325 when 'Jesus Christ' became the official name, thus representing the final step in amalgamating the mysteries? Or, might not much of the alleged persecution have been due to the various early Christian sects' competing with one another by each revealing certain mysteries to their own sect's advantage? Thanks. All the best,

Date: Sun, 4 Mar 2001 15:57:12 -0800 (PST)
From: VD
To: Acharya S

Mr. or Ms. Acharya S:

I just read your page on "Proof that God Doesn't Exist". I just wanted to let you know that I am glad to see that I am not the only one in the world that thinks like that. I am forever surrounded by people that you speak of, and it drives me insane. I was convinced that there was no "God" at an early age (around 12) and no one and no thing has ever been able to change my convictions on the subject. I am glad to see that not everyone is a sheep being led blindly by other blind sheep.


From: TS
To: Acharya S
Subject: historians schmorians
Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2001 06:04:55 -0700

Dear Acharya S

Have you heard of Glenn Kimball? He is a Christ "historian" who claims to have seen/read, or had access to over 5 million original ancient documents that prove Jesus was real. He has written several books on the subject. He says many of these documents were actually written by Christ's apostles, immediate family members and even the Man Himself! He refers to the library at Oxford and the vaults in the Vatican. Supposedly, most of these documents can be found at these locations, among others. He also claims to have evidence that Jesus visited several other civilizations including the Druids and the Chinese.

Obviously, this is all a load of crap. However, my well intending father, who remains devoutly Mormon (I used to be), is buying it all. Don't take it personally, but my dad dismisses your work as "religious pornography". I need some help in refuting this garbage my dad is reading. He's putting a lot of stock in Mr. Kimball's writings trying to dispute the Sun God Theory. I'd really like to nail him to the cross, so to speak. (Mr. Kimball, not my dad). My guess is there probably are some documents out there, if not many, but were all written in fantasy after the fact (myth). What do you know about this guy?  I refer to him as the "Anti-Acharya".

About 10 months ago a friend recommended your book. I couldn't put it down. Knocked it out in two days. It opened my eyes and started me on my life's path after wallowing in the Mormon mire for a quarter century.


Thanks for letting me know about your experience with Christ Con! That's very refreshing!

I've actually debated Kimball on a radio program (the host has said I trounced him). Kimball is the PT Barnum of the Christian world, and there is indeed a sucker born every minute. His claims are outrageously shameless, and he has been castigated by even conservative Christians. The "real" texts he uses (obviously, there are not "5 million documents") are simply the apocryphal (hidden, bogus) gospels from the early centuries of the Christian era. These have been dismissed as bogus by even the Catholic Church, whose own members forged them (also shamelessly). And Kimball didn't "discover" them - as The Lost Books of the Bible they have been available for decades, through "The National Enquirer," for example. No, "Jesus" did not visit any of these foreign countries; these cultures did, however, possess a similar myth, which is why we find much of the basic gospel fable in various places around the world. What is tucked away in these various libraries is much evidence that Jesus Christ is a solar myth, as was the charge of the earliest opponents of the Christian church. Kimball's stuff is for 100 IQ'ers, not scholars and other sophisticates.

Regarding the solar myth, I'm currently working on a new book: Suns of God: Krishna, Buddha and Christ Unveiled. In it I expose the extensiveness of sun worship.

As for your father's comments - did he actually read my book? I doubt it. Actually, the Bible is far more "pornographic" than anything I could write. Why don't you get The X-Rated Bible for your dad as a present?

Date: Mon, 05 Mar 2001 12:56:56 -0500
From: DC
To: Acharya S
Subject: little project


I recently received an e-mail from a bible thumper concerning a "missing day" in time. Here is the text of the e-mail:

NASA & The Bible

For all the scientists out there, and for all the students who have a hard time convincing these people regarding the truth of the Bible, here's something that shows God's awesome creation, and that He is still in control.

Did you know that the space program is busy proving that what has been called "myth" in the Bible is true?

Mr. Harold Hill, President of the Curtis Engine Company in Baltimore, Maryland, and a consultant in the space program, relates the following development.

"I think one of the most amazing things that God has done for us today happened recently to our astronauts and space scientists at Green Belt, Maryland. They were checking out where the positions of the sun, moon, and planets would be 100 years and 1,000 years from now. We have to know this so we won't send up a satellite and have it bump into something later on in its orbits. We have to lay out the orbits in terms of the life of the satellite and where the planets will be so the whole thing will not bog down. "They ran the computer measurement back and forth over the centuries, and it came to a halt. The computer stopped and put up a red signal, which meant that there was something wrong with either the information fed into it or with the results as compared to the standards… [etc., ad nauseam

Now this sounds pretty suspect to me, and I went and found the Curtis Engine website and turns out that Harold Hill died in 1986 and was President of the Co. until 1973. The website even has a short comment saying they have no info. concerning a missing day, so I am not the first to inquire about it. Since reading your book The Christ Conspiracy a lot of things have changed for me, and for that I thank you. I WAS deeply into a fundamentalist Jesus cult. If you could do me one more favor and put your expert research skills to work just one more time and debunk this nonsense, or show me some good leads where I might can research it myself, I would appreciate it. Since I can't speak directly to Harold or the company, I have been trying to find out who would be doing that same sort of testing, but haven't had any luck so far.

This hooey has been debunked several times. Also try the CSICOP website.

Date: Tue, 06 Mar 2001 12:28:43 -0500
From: BG
To: Acharya S
Subject: Try these apples from my garden, you will never eat this knowledge again!

… Have a nice day! Loved reading your book on the Christ conspiracy, but in all those four hundred pages you didn't destroy Christ's father enough!

Obviously, that was not the gist of the book, and I had much information to squeeze into those 400+ pages. I did, however, include a pretty thorough refutation of the Israelites as "monotheists" and of Yahweh as "the" god of the cosmos.

From: KP
To: "Acharya S"
Subject: Hmmm...
Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2001 23:22:11 -0000

Hello there,

While on holiday in the Caribbean, I was enjoying the hospitality of my sister in law, who is (to her considerable loss, I would venture ) a devout convict of the Assembly of Yahweh. We had few spicy disagreements over the (ahem) merits, or otherwise, of this particularly insidious mindfuck, but she did have a few interesting bits of literature around, which I was eager to absorb.

One book, though not actually tied to the Assembly, was of particular interest. It is called The Bible Code, and, I assume, was a bit of a bestseller among the faithful….Anyway, it was written a few years ago, and I wondered if you were aware of any dissection or criticism of its central tenets. Since I have no knowledge of Hebrew language, I was unable to gauge the integrity of the assertions made within the book. It was a fascinating read though.

Hoping you are well, and if you ever lecture in the British Isles I'll be there!

Thanks. The book The Bible Code is malarkey that was even denounced by the Israeli "scientist" who purportedly discovered the code in the first place. The journal that first published "the Bible code" itself later published an article debunking it. There are a number of debunking sites.

From: FM
To: Acharya S
Subject: Thanks!
Date: Wed, 7 Mar 2001 09:13:54 -0800

Dear Acharya:

…I am 50, a corporate CEO. And, a 30-year-Baptist. The following is a copy of an email which I sent to my pastor, who is also my close friend.


Hi *****,

…it is fair to tell you where I am now, and where I have been....obviously, not in an academic sense, so let's try a metaphorical one. That will give you something to think about between now and when we do meet.

I have been drifting down a great river, which, when I jumped in, I thought was a river of joy and a river of truth. I have traveled with many others who thought the same as I, and in our thinking, we were driftmates. But, as we drifted, I saw little joy on my driftmate's faces. To be sure, I saw community and I saw a strong sense that we should cling to each other that none of us should drown. But I saw little joy. And I began to question the idea that the river was a river of joy and a river of truth, as others had told me in the beginning. So I determined that the only way to discover for myself that the river was joyful and truthful, was to return to its source. Now, if you are on your own and you are drifting in a river, there are only two ways to make your way back to the river source. One is to swim there, and one is to walk there. Swimming, as I soon learned, is very difficult. First, there is a seemingly endless stream of well meaning, but ill-informed driftmates, grabbing on to you and screaming: "Fool, you are swimming the wrong way. Turn around or you'll drown us all!" And they are being carried by a current which is, of itself, very strong. So, I determined that if I was to make my way back to the source, I would need to grab on to a rock or a branch, pull myself from the river and start walking in the direction opposite the current, which is what I did. As I walked along the river's edge, I saw many more driftmates than I had ever imagined. Most seemed happy in a superficial sense, but few had joy, all were clinging to each other. As I walked, I crossed the streams that fed the great river. Some streams were new while others were very ancient…. There aren't many of us, but from where we stand, we can all see the many rivers. And we sadly know how many are just drifting and clinging.

Thanks again

Date: Wed, 07 Mar 2001 20:56:24 -0500
From: PC
Subject: The Naked Truth
To: Acharya S

Good morning

I am in Australia, and I would like to know where I can get the video locally. I am in Sydney. I love your site. I never knew these types of sites existed. Sometimes you feel that there isn't too many of us until you find these sites. Thank you.

Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2001 15:34:17 -0800 (PST)
From: RS
Subject: The Christ Conspiracy
To: Acharya S

Hi Acharya.

Last night I finished The Christ Conspiracy. …your book…explained a lot of background as to the origins and spread of Christianity. One section I found very interesting was the Astrology section and how it's not the Satanic stuff that people make it out to be, although I think more research should be done as to how people born under certain exhibit personal characteristics of those signs. That's amazing and mind boggling to me since I actually had mine charted a few years ago by a coworker, and one point was that my SUN and MOON interactions was dead on the spot. Another part was the Freemasonry section, since it is also usually viewed as Satanic, when in fact many leaders out there who pose as Christians to the public are actually sun and nature worshippers while deceiving the public in the name of religion. I can't explain everything to you now, but one last point I'll bring up is that I liked how you brought up the part of how ancient civilizations were not static and did…move much across the earth, especially about the Pygmies, similarities between languages and how humans have been on earth longer than what was previously thought. Most of the information should researched further because, without knowledge of the past, your future may be bleak. Good luck and hope you write another book digging deeper into this subject and it's relation to the origin of man and the universe.


From: TS
To: Acharya S
Subject: Ancient Dating Systems
Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2001 15:36:23 -0800

I was curious, how did the empires of the ancient world keep track of years? The reason I ask is because, many have suggested that the Common Era coincides with the Age of Aquarius. Is there any evidence suggesting that cultures who depended on a Solar calendar began dating over again at the beginning of such ages? I.E., did the Egyptian counting coincide with the Age of Taurus, the Greek/Roman with the Age of Aries? Just curious.

That's a good question. Rome began its calendar, backdated, to the purported its legendary founding by Romulus and Remus. This calendar was based on the daily and annual movements of the sun, but there were lunar calendars in many cultures as well. The Jews, also backdating their calendar to the legendary foundation of their nation, used both lunar and solar calendars, as did much of the civilized world. Originally, the calendar consisted of 360 days; 12 monthly (lunar) divisions of 30 days each. Eventually, five days were added to the end, and then there are the Julian and now Gregorian calendars.

From: TS
To: Acharya S
Subject: Ancient Dating Systems
Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2001 14:21:22 -0800

Thank you for replying, that's pretty much what I gathered through my research as well. Just curious if you had anything different.

I also had a question regarding the etymology of Solomon that I don't know if you got or not. In your book and in the video it expresses that Sol-Om-On are all names for the sun. During a debate, my Bible adversary pointed out that that was not the original Hebrew spelling, which is Shelomoh. Is the etymology the same?

Also, was the relationship between Saturn and Saturday as the explanation to the regard for it being the Sabbath. Is the Yiddish word, Shabes, their derivative for the planet/god Saturn?…

Thanks for your consideration. Enjoyed your book very much.

Basically, the Hebrew "Shelomoh" is the same word as "Solomon." The Hebrew is transliterated as Sh@lomoh, with the @ representing in linguistics a "schwa," which is approximately equivalent to the "e" in "the." The Hebrew letter shin is quite frequently pronounced and transliterated as an "s," not a "sh" sound. One example is found in "Jerusalem": The "s" is a "shin," but it is transliterated as an "s." In fact, the root for "salem" is "SHalom," "peace." Hence, in "Sch@lomoh" we would have Selomoh or Salomoh. The Greek translation of the Old Testament called the Septuagint, produced, according to the legend, by AUTHORIZED translators who were "inspired by God," spells the word "Salomon," which is essentially the same as Solomon. The New Testament Greek - which is its originally language - spells the name Solomon. It seems that these translators knew something…

Other transliterations of the name Salomon or Solomon are, in the Arabic, which is a Semitic language, Suleiman, Suleyman, Sulaiman, etc. It is apparently that the transliterators of the Hebrew into Greek knew what they were doing, by changing Salomoh into Salomon/Solomon, by the mere change of the letter HE ("h") to a nu or "n." "Sh@lomoh" and "Solomon" are essentially the same word.

Regarding Saturn, the original name in the Middle East is "El," whose "holiday" fell on what we call Saturday, the Saturn part being a Latin translation. I don't know the specific relation of Shabbes or Shabbas or whatever dialectical pronunciation we may use, but it seems to be a general term connoting the day of rest of the Lord, rather than a specific name of the god of that day.

Date: Sat, 10 Mar 2001 17:32:49 -0500
From: GP
To: Acharya S
Subject: Essay by Acharya S, author, The Christ Conspiracy

Dear Acharya,

In response to your web essay in which you comment that "patriotism is a cult", in large part I agree with you. All governments can be seen to be nothing more than political power brokers (and/or their heirs) in temporary possession of territory, a fact that would make unquestioning allegiance seem simple-minded. To wit, for all their sanctimonious pretensions to piety, Anglo-Saxon settlers proceeded to decimate indigenous natives in order to conquer the American continent. However, I note with interest that America remains to this day the only country to my knowledge whose form of government was written from "scratch" as a blueprint to protect life, property and other natural rights. That fact alone makes many feel patriotic towards America, a sentiment I often share.


My comments regarding patriotism apply to the ignorance and superiority complex as concerns other nations and their contributions to American freedom. In reality, I am very much in favor of defending those freedoms, although I'd prefer the concept be viewed as universal, rather than "American."

From: VK
Date: Sun, 11 Mar 2001 22:04:40 EST
To: Acharya S

Hi there,

I was guided to your site and book - The Christ Conspiracy through one of my frequent visits to Rob Brezney's site. You're so right on. As a child I devoured every book on mythology I could lay my hands on, had the experience of being Baptist for much of my young life - found the whole Jesus thing to be just too separate (of course that is the idea) from my reality. Rejected it, found refuge in new thought and astrology. Rob and you are the only people I have found so far who seem to be of my tribe. I have been wondering in the wilderness for a long time thinking I was an alien or something. It's very good to see I am a swan, after all.


From: TB
To: Acharya S
Subject: library at Alexandria
Date: Sun, 11 Mar 2001 22:36:18

Dear Acharya S,

First of all, I wanted to thank you for my signed copy of "Christ Con", which I am in the process of devouring. I found your website through "The Infidel Guy", which was linked to Pleased was I to find Noam Chomsky on your "Recommended Reading" list ("Year 501" would be a good addition to "History", as it deals with imperialist rule since the exploitations of the Columbian Era) as well as some of his contemporaries. What an overwhelming list of reading material! I could spend the rest of my life dedicated to the task and still not finish all those books, and I'm only 28 (and a slow reader). Anyway, love the website and the pics (and please don't take this wrong, but if you look anything like the pictures, you're a total FOX). But here's my question. I just visited an info website regarding Alexander the Great, which states that the library at Alexandria was burnt down about 47 BCE. Was this library rebuilt again, and then destroyed in the 4th century CE? Or did later historians change the date to BCE to whitewash the early X-tian atrocities? As the song goes, "don't know much about history". Luv to know the answer.

More later,

The library was not entirely damaged in the earlier fire and was rebuilt over the following centuries. After the Christians destroyed it, it was rebuilt again, to be annihilated by the Muslims.

From: LV
Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2001 17:08:08 EST
Subject: Review
To: Acharya S

Thanks for your enlightening review regarding the "Hidden stories of Christ" I found on I have suspected for a few years that the new testament is a fable and hoax. I am glad an educated, knowledgeable person has done the work to investigate for the truth. Good work.

This message refers to my review of Glenn Kimball's absurd book – unfortunately, the review became quite garbled for some reason when Amazon posted it.

Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2001 22:49:25 -0600
From: MC
To: Acharya S

I have fought for fairness all my life... I have more real, actual and physical reasons to hold a grudge when it comes to race than most. But I have endeavored to always, in every way, to gage others by their acts... not their words, or their color or their feelings.

This is one of the very few forums anywhere... where a civil discussion can take place where actual hate does not surface. Sometimes, some things really need to get aired. I keep in mind that there are a lot of other countries out there watching this and taking in the fairness and balance of your site and the people who participate in it.

You are doing good.

Thank you.

From: "Newsound Productions"
To: Acharya S
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2001 06:05:17 -0000

Giving away your books would be more in keeping with your doctrine and Declaration instead of participating in the uniformity of our economic system and using the systems that you so fervently speak against simply for your own gain.

Hmm, why don't YOU give away your "Newsound Productions?" Don't want to starve to death? But wouldn't that really make a point?

To: Acharya S
Subject: truth be known articles
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2001 19:29:45 -0000

Hi Acharya,

I've read all your articles and think you are one of the most intelligent people ever on this planet. Anyway, I've read all your articles, including those about the entire "nutrition-deprived" generation which will probably bring our society down, including the article about people needing to live underground in 200 years or so because of the state of the environment [and you mentioned that humans would probably not even be around at that time as it is, but exactly can we hope for? Don't get me wrong, I am not attacking you. I am an idealist, but also a realist. I do my part by doing whatever I can to improve whatever [sorry, tired right now. So what will happen then, if we continue on our sorry path? I just cannot believe that most human beings ignore this message and just don't seem to care.

From: LT
To: Acharya S
Subject: thank you.
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2001 20:31:54 -0000

I wanted to tell you that I really was influenced by your book The Christ Conspiracy. Both of my sisters are reading it now. I am currently reading a set of books from the Folio book club (2 books on Greek Myth and 4 others on the ancient civilizations of the ancient Near East). I also love all of the ancient Taoist works. There's a great virtual planetarium called Starry Night. You ought to try it out. You can go anywhere in the world in any past or future time and see the night sky as it was at that particular time. It also has the constellations and you can zoom out into space for close ups. You, as much as anyone, could probably match the myths with the movement of the stars. I'm experimenting with it.

I was a student of psychology for the past 16 years since I completed my bachelor's degree at Brigham Young University. I also have an MBA. I have worked for the Utah State Courts for the past 17 years now. I have recently found an unexpected pleasure in learning about ancient history. Your book put me in touch with a more accurate view of the ancient world.

I am drawn to you by your work, your perspective, and your mind. Thanks for sharing yourself with myself through your writing….

Thanks again. I'll see you in the stars.

Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2001 09:45:06 -0500
From: BK
To: Acharya S
Subject: Question

Hello Acharya,

Do you know anything about an author named "Lee Strobel". He is said to possess a Master of Studies in Law degree from Yale Law School. Further, he is called an "investigative journalist". How having a degree in law has anything to do with performing scholarly work in investigating "Christ" is beyond me.

A bible-beater at my place of work asked me to read his book titled The Case for Christ. I will look at it and of course offer him my opinion. I seriously doubt that I will be supportive of Mr. Strobel's position knowing what I've learned at this point of my life. Thanks to you.

If you can offer any background information on Lee it would be appreciated.

I sincerely hope all is well with you, Acharya.

In truth,

Lee Strobel's book is, like Kimball's, for 100 IQers. I'm surprised that a Yale education wouldn't produce more critical thinking actually, I'm not. Yale did start out as a divinity school, after all. There are a couple of sites debunking Strobel's book. I suppose that if I ever had the time, inclination and $$, I would jump in there to debunk it as well, but my books already do that. (More to come with Suns of God.)

From: FM
To: Acharya S
Subject: Thanks!
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2001 07:02:39 -0800

For the sake of continued encouragement, I have had subsequent discussions with ******, who pastors our church of 1000+. My basic thrust has been that, if we are to continue having, as our goal, the replacement of other people's worldviews, shouldn't we perhaps review just how "infallible" ours is? In short, he has committed to an in-depth reading and discussion of Wheless and Robert Taylor, since the complete text of their works are on line. Your material comes later. First "study" is Thursday. Safe to say that this is new material for him, which, I guess, makes me the pastor after all. How absurd! Take care of yourself.

From: LD
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2001 13:15:02 EST
To: Acharya S


Merci de ce document!

Je cherche thses, rflexions complmentaires sur l'instauration du christianisme dans l'Empire romain (pourquoi ce "choix" , et pas le choix du mithrasme, par exemple, ce moment-l ?), et les lois qui ont accompagn cette instauration. Pouvez-vous m'aider ?

Avec tous mes remerciements,

Allo -

Avec plaisir!

Avez-vous lu Les mysteres de Mithra par Cumont? Et, Origines de tous les cultes par Dupuis. Je ne puis pas me rappeler d'autres livres en francais. (Aussi, on affirme que la cration du Christ par Paul-Louis Couchoud est trs bon.)

From: BB
Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2001 01:30:00 EST
Subject: GREAT!!!!
To: Acharya S


u don't know me but I just visited your site, and I totally agree with what you say. I am sooo against organized religion!!!!! It has screwed every1 throughout history and your lil tidbit about them being the direct link with god for the people instead of the plants was very well informative. As far as posers go, yes there will be those who smoke up thinking yea im cool, and they r the ones that turn into junkies and bad mouth everything. As far as gov't goes, why physically oppress them like Russia did with communism? We r being mentally oppressed, turning into lil fuking robots working at cubicles tying to make that extra 2.5% bonus each year, and for what the govt to sell weapons to other countries and then when those countries use it against us we blow the shit out of them up! Again I loved the site, there r a few others I have stumbled across if you would like to know about them, let me know,

Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2001 15:48:10 -0500
From: CS
To: Acharya S
Subject: Hi


Received your book last week, and have almost finished it. It's very well researched and thorough. Good job, I'm lending it to doctor friend of mine who gave up medicine and does medical hypnosis. Kind of an eccentric old fart, but well meaning, and the one who initially turned me on to the lies of Mother Church (he was also educated by the Jesuits like myself, Goddess love them).

I always wondered why the # 12 was so prominent in things religious, now it all makes sense. Our "ignorant" ancestors had 80,000+ years to study all this stuff before we "smart" people arrived 2000 years ago; we could have learned so much if only their knowledge base hadn't been destroyed.

[Your book sure is worth the price of admission, I'm recommending it to all my friends who have brains, sadly not many, but I'll do the best I can.

Plagiarized this from the welcoming reply [to "From Sex to Superconsciousness", probably written by yourself, it has your style, it really tickled my funny bone:

"…the American Psychiatric Association has estimated that 25% of the [American? populace is clinically diagnosable as mentally ill. That's one in four people potentially who join this list. The marginally mentally ill constitute a much higher percentage, no doubt."

APA?? I have always wondered how one could acquire a degree in a subject which makes one an expert in what another person thinks. What nonsense!! Almost a big a con job as organized religion. Nobody, I repeat nobody, ever knows what is going on in another person's head. Of course licensed members of the APA are in the 75%, know what I mean, nudge, nudge, wink, wink.

Keep on kicking ass

Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2001 16:15:58 -0800
To: Acharya S
From: LN
Subject: Noahide/Schneerson bill

I've read some articles on your web site and think they are great! However, I'd like to know where I could find the written text of the Noahide/Schneerson bill, on a government web site.

I have some interest as to if this bill is somebody's fantasy or is really a bill that has been passed.

Thank you for your time...

There are links provided on that page, which is the essay "Anatomy of a One World Religion?"

Date: Sat, 17 Mar 2001 22:06:50 -0800 (PST)
From: EL
Subject: what now?
To: Acharya S


I read a review of your book and a couple of interviews with you and decided to buy it. What it has done for me is rid me of the last psycho-remnants of being raised in a 'Christian' family. It was a long road to working myself out of the inherent guilt, and your book helped me to shed the rest of the stigma; it was like the last day of a sickness.

I am basically writing to let you know that I'm out here, because I think it's necessary that we are often reminded of the presence of like-minded people. I know many others who are also of the same mindset but are content to go along with whatever is happening at the time.

Your writing (in the book and in your essays) holds a magic that I've only seen a few times in my life and every time I do the experience is transcendental. That's the best way I can explain it right now. They have helped to renew my faltering hope that all of this dark and stunting repression will end in my lifetime.

What do we do now? There must be some way to hasten the purge of the age-old scourge that locks so many people in false realities. I fear that many of us will put ourselves and our families at risk by speaking out and acting on our will. You are very brave and I admire you for that. If anything, please don't stop with the book. There are people who believe in the power of what your work is saying and who can't help but wonder how it can be harnessed into greater action.

Date: Sun, 18 Mar 2001 12:30:24 -0800

From: JE
To: Acharya S
Subject: In Love, again.


I'm in awe! I arrived at your site by reading The Christ Conspiracy. I've launched into the site and already I'm on the last booster. Will go to warp drive at any moment now.

Thank you for the time and effort . There's an orgy of info here, and I'm just sitting down at the table. :-) As gratitude, I will recommend your site to all my friends. On a personal note- you remind me of someone I once knew back east about 30 years ago. She, too, was a remarkable person and relationship.

By the way, are you familiar with the "Michael Teaching", i.e., "Message From Michael" by Chelsea Yarbro, "Tao to Earth" by Jose Stevens, Ph.D? I'd like to hear your opinion if you have.

Enjoy the Day!

From: AB
To: Acharya S
Subject: The Christ Conspiracy
Date: Sun, 18 Mar 2001 18:01:39 -0500


I just finished reading The Christ Conspiracy. Somehow I always thought that big Olmec Head guy was really a pygmy...great book, case well presented. I hope I'm thoroughly de-programmed by now...

Thanks for an entertaining read.

To: Acharya S
Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2001 02:03:01 -0600
Subject: The New World Order and Christianity
From: BS

The New World Order uses religion and politics to manipulate and control the masses the same as it uses drugs, the media, and the public school system to dumb us down and make us more of a complacent people. The Zionists play their role just as the radical idiotic Muslims do. Everything falls in place on the chessboard. There is no telling what direction we are heading in as a nation or as a planet but it looks very bleak. I agree with Crissman that the day is coming that we will all be working for our daily bread and nothing more. Tent cities will be erected all over the cities and towns. Less than 2% of the population will be the "haves" and the rest of us will be the "have-nots." The extreme division between the rich and poor has already increased by 2000% over the past 30 years! That is literal too! Prior to the mid 1970s, an average minimum wage job could afford a man a wife, children and a house and new car paid off in less than 5 years. Jobs were plentiful. So much has changed and most of it has not been for the best. We have been sold down the river and denied the basic necessities of life. Without the help of family (or what is left of our broken families) or the government many of us would become homeless overnight and working full-time simply does pay a person enough money to maintain housing even in the slummiest parts of town. We are in serious trouble! Many people believe themselves to be inadequate when in reality we are not to blame. The problems are externally imposed upon us and are not from within us like so many psychologists and New Age and Christian "experts" would have us to believe.

I look forward to reading your next book. I loved The Christ Conspiracy!! You are right on about Jesus and the 12 disciples being representative of the sun and the 12 houses of the Zodiac. Nothing in the Bible is literal. It is true only in the sense that you understand its astrological interpretation. Jesus Christ is Horus KRST, Hercules, Hare Krishna, Mitra/Mythra and Lucifer. It is pioneers such as yourself who will help set the record straight about Jesus Christ being a myth.

From: JP
To: Acharya S
Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2001 19:02:01 -0500

I just stumbled on to your website. Good work. I look forward to your updates. It's nice to know that I share this planet with other sane people.

From: EC
Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2001 08:03:57 EST
Subject: Apcrifos
To: Acharya S

Ol, tenho buscado na internet, textos apcrifos, pois estudo a algum tempo, estes textos no considerados sagrados, e busco atravz de voc, informaes de onde posso ach-los, ou se possvel que voc me envie estes apcrifos via e-mail. No sei como posso agradecer pelo tempo destinado a ler meu e-mail, mas se houver algo que eu possa fazer, por favor, escreva-me.


Pesaroso, mas mim no saiba de nenhum apcrifo na internet no portugues.

Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2001 17:59:08 -0800 (PST)
From: KC
Subject: Is kissing ass a religious experience?
To: Acharya S

Dear Acharya S,

I have been browsing your website and found your gospel and praising the lord pages particularly amusing and relevant.

Just wanted to thank you for the excellent work you have done in presenting a very compelling case that Jesus Christ is a mythical figure.

Further, you have elucidated profoundly about the essence of our existence in relation to the Universal Oneness and made this information available to others in such a concise manner.

So now that I'm done kissing your very enlightened ass, I would like to offer that it is very liberating for me to see through the exoteric bullshit and also realize that much of the esoteric has been corrupted as well. Zep Tepi rings so true in this regard in my wanting to return to the perfection and harmony of the Universal Oneness, just as the Priest Kings of Egypt sought to do. And hopefully, psillocybin is not the only way to get there. Funny how the mystery school initiates used a lot of those 'shrooms.

Further, you might be interested in M-theory, or Superstring theory, as described in Brian Greene's "The Elegant Universe." Here is a brief synopsis from his website:

Today physicists and mathematicians throughout the world are feverishly working on one of the most ambitious theories ever proposed: superstring theory. String theory, as it is often called, is the key to the Unified Field Theory that eluded Einstein for more than thirty years. Finally, the century-old antagonism between the large and the small - General Relativity and Quantum Theory - is resolved. String theory proclaims that all of the wondrous happenings in the universe, from the frantic dancing of subatomic quarks to the majestic swirling of heavenly galaxies, are reflections of one grand physical principle and manifestations of one single entity: microscopically tiny vibrating loops of energy, a billionth of a billionth the size of an atom.

In this brilliantly articulated and refreshingly clear book, Brian Greene, one of the world's leading physicists, relates the scientific story and the human struggle behind twentieth-century physics' search for a theory of everything. Through the masterful use of metaphor and analogy, The Elegant Universe makes some of the most sophisticated concepts ever contemplated viscerally accessible and thoroughly entertaining, bringing us closer than ever to understanding how the universe works.

Brian Greene is professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University and Cornell University.

What superstring theory means for me is that the Universe has a memory of everything past, present, and future and that there are likely parallel Universes accessible through black holes. The prospect of an additional six or seven dimensions that makes this possible really blows my mind.

All the best to you, Acharya S. I look forward to more superconsciousness communications.

From: AM
To: Acharya S
Subject: AIDS essay
Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2001 19:24:22 -0800

Wow, what can I say?! Your essay on AIDS was marvelous. I had to agree with everything you said. In fact, I already DID believe it, I'd just never made those particular connections regarding AIDS and HIV. Bravo.

From: SC
To: Acharya S
Subject: Hello!
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2001 09:21:22 -0000

Hello! How are you? I'm *** from Russia. Great web-site!!! The other day some guys from Salt Lake City – Mormons - visited Russia sharing the news, and they were living at my grandma's for free. I was out that time, and I didn't have a chat with those guys. I wonder, is it possible to make a return trip to the USA and to share the things too? Please , if you know people who could help me financially to share the news, I would be absolutely happy. I really need help!!!! Please!!!!!! For the god's sake!!! God bless You and your family,

From: MO
To: Acharya S
Subject: linx
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2001 14:22:01 -0500

Dear Acharya S:

Greetings! I hope this finds you well! Let me begin by saying that I am a great admirer of your work. (When the Fortean Times ran an uncomplimentary review of Yr book, The Christ Conspiracy, I wrote them a ranting letter defending it, which they never published. So I must have liked it!) I must say that, the only place in yr book where I was not in total agreement with you was in yr view that the evils of Christianity are the result of conspiratorial forces operating over centuries. I see it rather as a result of the intrinsic limitations of the religion itself, combined with the stupidity and brutality so fostered by it triumphing as a result of the ease of perpetuation of destructive as opposed to constructive forces (its easier to burn down libraries than to build them!) (Of course, "Bob" teaches us that a Conspiracy can be UNCONSCIOUS...) but no matter why, the result is the same! (I thought the Freemasonry stuff was a bit out to lunch, too, but I really enjoyed it! I could tell you some stories about the Masons...!)

I am myself in the midst of writing a criticism of Christianity in the form of a dialogue, and your book has certainly opened up some new avenues of thought for me. For this alone I must thank you, for avenues of thought are most precious to me! I wonder if you have ever read a book called Man and his Gods by Homer W. Smith? I think you would find it most useful, and his ideas most interesting. He skates quite close to many of your own conclusions. One point about Christianity I have always thought particularly disgusting was the insistence on squalor and uncleanliness: Whilst pre-Xtian Europe could boast of public baths at every major (and not a few minor) cities, post Xtian Europe was a place where bathing was seen as a dangerous distraction from contemplation of the end of the world (expected sometime after next Tuesday, so you'd better surrender all yr property to the "Priest" now...) The change in smell must have been incredible!

Also I urge you to consult A. Alvarez' masterful study of suicide, The Savage God, in which the psychotic nature of early xtian "Martyrs" is made quite clear. Alvarez plainly considers them suicides, since the embarrassed Roman officials, syncretic and tolerant, would often leave cell doors unlocked all night, the doors wide open so the prisoners could leave! This certainly explains the so-called "miraculous escapes" of some of the early leaders, who were no doubt at least marginally brighter than the "flock" they were shearing. The "martyrs" who remained were clearly suicides. (Also, their number was greatly exaggerated...less than three thousands all told, for the entire period of the Empire (cf. Gibbon), and these prosecuted criminals (who would often commit capital crimes to force the authorities to execute them, so they could "go to heaven"! cf. Alvarez)...not "one ten thousandth" (Smith) the amount of blood spilled by the Xtians!

Whew! Sorry about the rant! Anyway...

Thanks for the kudos and enthusiasm. The Fortean Times people have proved themselves rude and lame, uninterested in the most important realities, while chasing little grey men and hairy beasts. I also wrote to them, as did several others, with no response, no courtesy of a reply printed in their magazine. Their "critic," David Barrett, is essentially an operative of the status quo, a Christian clergyman, and apparently has some serious mental problems.

Your take that the hoax was not a "conspiracy" is a tad nave. The priesthood is most definitely involved in a deliberate defrauding of the masses, as I've even shown through their own words, as well as their countless forgeries. Although it may seem "generous" to suggest that the hoax occurred based not on conspiracy, in reality you are suggesting it was through "stupidity" and "brutality," which is certainly not any better than the notion that it was because of cunning and conspiracy! While denying conspiracy, you are then claiming priests are perpetrating the bogus "end of the world" scenario in order to defraud their parishioners!

As concerns the "Freemasonry stuff" being "a bit out to lunch," I suggest you study the works of Jordan Maxwell, who quite handily proves the involvement of Masons in the creation of religions (although for those who are already well studied in conspiracy my book suffices in demonstrating this connection).

Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2001 12:19:59 -0800
From: BS
To: Acharya S
Subject: Suggestion to e-publish The Christ Conspiracy - The Greatest Story Ever Sold

Dear Acharya S,

I happened to learn about your book, and I am greatly impressed with it. You may know that the book has become difficult to get now with most on-line stores out of stock or having many weeks of backlog. Since this book is capable of creating so much awareness and free people from superstitions and pettiness associated with religion, may I suggest you publish the book electronically on a web site so that it can spread far and wide much faster.

Best Wishes,

Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2001 18:43:39 -0800 (PST)
From: T H
Subject: A Question
To: Acharya S

What happened to you earlier in your life that seemed to fill you with the overpowering need to spend so much life energy and time debunking the Christian faith?

Were you abused by religious people?

Were you hurt in any way?

Were you raised by people who shamed or hurt you?


I really do want to know.

Because what I read on your website I find simply incredulous. I don't believe for one minute that YOU
believe what you say you do 100+ percent.

If you do, then you may have been looking at the wrong God in the wrong way in the wrong places.

Search again.

Ah, the great genius produced by religious indoctrination. You got me! I was raised by aliens from Zeta Reticuli – the little bastards were fervent Christians and beat me on a regular basis. They had a really incredulous spaceship, just like my website – the damned thing wouldn't believe ANYTHING.

Your comments actually demonstrate that Christianity and child abuse go hand and hand: Why would I reject the Christian faith based on being abused by "religious people," unless those so-called religious people were Christians?

And, apparently, while mindlessly championing this faith, you are completely oblivious to its "holy scriptures," the god of which - the "right" God according to you - is the most vicious, violent and vile character in all of literature. Furthermore, how is this god I'm rejecting - the god of the "religious people" who supposedly beat me, i.e., the Christian god - the "wrong God," if you are insisting that Christianity is the right faith?

Your message is simply idiotic.

From: JJ
Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2001 02:11:30 EST
To: Acharya S

Dear Ms. Acharya,

You have earned the title "dear." I am a woman of color, atheist. And, knowledge is my passion; my allegiance is to truth. My girlfriend and I bought three copies [of your book. Some male must have found you worthy of such knowledge. This statement isn't intended to insult you. But, from my own experience men have this knowledge, and some shared this knowledge with me. Men who were under oath. Like yourself, I did much research, an, had to connect the dot's. Let me add your research is beautifully done. I admire your credentials. MS. Acharya, did you find in your research some history of the woman of color? Known today as the Black woman. And, if I may ask, what is your astrological sign? I Am Sag/sun Aries/rising Virgo/moon. Will you be doing any book signing tours? Ms. Acharya, I know myself as THE MOTHER of CIVILIZATION, THE ALL SEEING EYE, THE ORIGINAL NAVIGATOR. Please share your thoughts on the above statement as well. With all due RESPECT!

Thanks for the missive! It's refreshing to hear from a "woman of color" who is not a Christian, Muslim or [insert fanaticism here. I appreciate your and your friend's enthusiasm regarding Christ Con - it seems it's been difficult to get lately.

I don't know what male found me worthy, but I think I grok your meaning. Actually, I'm a pretty feisty fighter regarding my independence, as you may have guessed, but I suppose I've been blessed in the sense that I was born in a particular are of a particular ethnicity. But, I've had very little help along the way, and my father is long dead, so he's not the male! Of course, I've had muchos male friends over the years; however, while I appreciate their love and support, my work is my own, hard-fought for.

I have not focussed much on the female - although I think I did a pretty good job in Christ Con, slipping it in there, without sounding like a harpy!

Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2001 03:23:57 -0600
From: BC
To: Acharya S
Subject: Let's declare a revolution!

Right on!

I have seen the symbol of the Earth as the new icon for a new consciousness. I am glad to see that it has realized its best form on the internet as a constantly rotating image in motion. This is…important. Joseph Campbell suggested it as the icon of realization of the new era…

I think the best thing to do is to declare an information- [and organization-based revolution, the hype being that it is actually a real revolution. Declare the gov't illegal and the corporation in contempt. Because it is a real revolution, not just activism, this will be the catalyst for organizing a small minority to vote in a new proletarian gov't. They only get a fifth of the population anyway; this is our greatest advantage. We must unite under a coalition banner. I call it "The American People's Party." Facts are published; votes on issues taken. Representatives are required by party bylaws to vote according to the vote of members. This allows many different people to unite against the major issues even though they disagree on others. Also I think a tribunal for issues would be a good addition to the system. Instead of people just yelling out ideas or making statements, the issue would be on trial. Each issue would be argued for and against much like a court but more progressive. A statement like "the CIA deals drugs" would require evidence arguments for and against. Ultimately the jury would be the voters. Just the facts; everybody votes; an installed minority party [composed of lower income people and sympathizers. It should be based on an at cost mail-order newsletter promoted by word of mouth, because poor people don't have the internet. Low-power radio is another option; the licenses are limited but free. So what about it. Violence is not the answer, but revolution is. Let's get some attention and declare the gov't illegal and the corporation in contempt, then start an real alternative coalition minority party and install our own gov't! It can be done. The ground is fertile it needs only a seed!

From: HB
To: Acharya S
Subject: laws
Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2001 23:37:13 +0300

[This message concerns "Anatomy of a One World Religion?"

Acharya S wrote:

<Obviously, I can't concur with the repressive, tyrannical notion of the Noahide laws.>

repressive? tyrannical?

The laws are:

Prohibition of idolatry
Prohibition of blasphemy
Prohibition of murder
Prohibition of theft
Prohibition of illicit relations
Prohibition of eating live meat
establish courts of justice

You probably follow these laws anyway.

Actually, I don't: I certainly do not believe in the biblical god, for which "idolatry" and "blasphemy" I would be decapitated by the Noahide tyrants. I also do not subscribe to the Judeo-Christian concept of "adultery," so, again, the fascists could murder me. What you are not depicting here with this short synopsis is the fuller discussion, as revealed in my essay "Anatomy of a New World Religion?"

Sorry, but I ain't buying this cultural garbage. There have been far saner and more enlightened governing concepts within other cultures. We're actually looking at the dregs here, which have allowed such creatures as the Taliban to exist.

Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2001 18:38:46 -0500 (EST)
From: SC
To: Acharya S
Subject: !

Hi Acharya,

…I just finished your book on Monday. And wow, what an eye-opener, I never bought the whole Christian story since I got old enough to think for myself, but I always thought it was at least semi-historical. Guess not! I'm not saying I buy every argument presented, but I think you did an excellent job proving the core thesis. Would you consider selling me a case of books (unless a case of books is a really large number) - I can think of at least a dozen or more people I'd like to give this book to. (Maybe even the god-fearing church-attending donation-giving engineer that sits near me. Honestly, I can't see how a PhD mechanical engineer could believe such a fairy tale so whole-heartedly) Looking forward to your future works! Best regards,

Thanks! You can get a case of books by writing to my publisher.

From: MR
To: Acharya S
Subject: Thank you for your great work!
Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2001 14:39:12 -0600

Dear Acharya,

Thank you for taking the time to read this. I'm sure that anyone with your intellect has very few free moments. I feel compelled to write you, probably because of the profound change that has occurred in my life. Part of this change is a direct result of your work. You see, I've been a bible-thumping Christian for, well, all my life. I come from a long line of Christians, and much of the family is involved in some way. I could describe the nature of these changes, but I'm sure that would bore you to tears. I am writing to ask for some personal advice, although I know this is not your forte. You see, when I presented my new beliefs to my wife, well, she brought up some things that I don't quite know how to address. First, she readily agreed that there probably was no Christ, and that god as described by the bible is probably a fiction. But she still asserts that there is a god, and there is an afterlife. She asserts that the whole reason that all these religions have many common elements, and the reason that so many people affiliate to some religion is because behind it all there is a kernel of truth. That kernel is that a god really does exist. She also now gets upset if I ever bring up any of the facts from your (fantastic) book, or any other pearls of truth that deny the existence of a god. When I mentioned that I'd finished the book she said that she was very happy I had and wished that I'd never read it to begin with. She finished to saying that I was probably just "going through a phase" and would probably change my mind in a year or so. In a way I know how she feels. Let's face it, the belief in god is a very basic, fundamental belief. Such a thing cannot be changed in a 20 minute presentation of the facts. Personally, although I'd suspected the truth about god for some time it took years to admit it to myself. She also says "What about love?", "You can't define love either. And you shouldn't 'turn off' the emotional part of your being just because you read a book." How would you suggest I proceed? My thought is that I should just give her time, let her mind work on it. Eventually she'll have to see the facts. I want your opinion, I value it.

On a completely different note, I've been toying with the idea of creating some Atheist brochures. My thought is that so many college kids get bombarded with the Christian message (at least at my college they were) that they never get to hear the "other side" of things. If these zealots can leave little flyers on campuses through-out the country that push their religion why can't we do the same? Again...thank you for your time. And thank you for your diligent search for the truth.

Thanks for the lovely email. I'm glad I could be of some assistance, although I'm sorry it's putting a wedge between you and your wife.

I can only guess that she is afraid; otherwise, why is she so concerned whether or not you believe in a god? Does she care if you believe in Zeus or Osiris? If you don't, will she be upset? As atheists like to say, you don't believe in all these other gods - we just believe in one less than you do.

I'm not exactly an "atheist," as you might have gathered from my site. I don't believe in a god separate and apart from creation - by the definition of "God," such a creature is impossible, because the definition says He/She/It is omnipresent, which means everywhere. Therefore, this quality - and not a "being" - cannot be somewhere "out there" but must be apparent in all things, including us. It's a somewhat Buddhistic concept, although I had the realization on my own. As Joseph Campbell said, "The idea of God as the absolute other is a ridiculous idea. There can be no relationship to that which is absolute other."

There is intelligence in the cosmos (although not very evident in the human species!); there is consciousness, but there is no good god who is omnipotently in charge. Freethinkers have for centuries understood this - they had to come to this conclusion based on the conclusions of their inquiry. It was a question of integrity and honesty. There simply is no good explanation for why, if there were such a good god omnipotently in charge of everything, there is so much suffering in the world, endlessly and eternally. Suffering, in fact, possesses the qualities of godhood! (Infinity and eternity.) It is a cruel idea that there is some good god in charge of everything - why, then, are innocents mercilessly slaughtered, tortured, killed in accidents, etc., ad nauseam? All the excuses are simply that, excuses, for what god-believers feel is their possession - God, a cuddly toy they keep in the closet and must make excuses for. It's really a childish concept.

It's also a very complicated issue, as you are finding out. Again, why would your wife be so concerned with your belief or disbelief? Is she afraid that you are going to be punished? By this "good" god? Is she worried that you might undermine her own "faith," such that she will have to admit she's been wrong? Millions of people have come to realize they've been wrong in their beliefs, whatever they may be, so there's certainly no shame in that. And why does such a purportedly evident god require "faith" in the first place?

Regarding the Atheist tracts - it's always a good idea, since, as you say, kids are being bludgeoned with this crap all the time. Of course, organizations like American Atheists have already created some pretty good material.

Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2001 16:08:00 -0500 (EST)
From: CM
To: Acharya S
Subject: your book…

Dear acharya,

Greetings …

I received a wonderful email today from my friend, nearly lifelong friend, ********* telling me of your book. I will be out tonight looking for a copy as I have within the past few years come to see the New Testament for the con that it is. Now, blessed be ha-Shem, I am working to return to my Jewish roots.

But, without reading your book, and because I know ***** and ****** (my high school English and Journalism teacher) and since they have read your book, I know it has to be fabulous. However, I know that you have demonstrated mammoth courage in writing and publishing your book. I know that you will be the target of many haters and xtian ministers. So, I want to thank you before I read your book for having the courage to write it!

There are several books that I read over the past ten years as I wrestled my way out of the grips of xtianity, my favorite one was The World's Sixteen Crucified Saviors (circa 1880), a fabulous book, now out of print, but I do have a "copy" of it in my possession. Also, I have met and come to know Rabbi *******…and I am sure your book will interest him greatly, I will mention it to him by email.

Mostly though, I just want to thank you for having the courage to take on the massive criminal enterprise that is "religion".

Kindest Regards,

a friend of a friend

Thanks! Not sure you'll appreciate all of Christ Con, if you are truly into your "Jewish roots!" Some people find the truth about that cult to be disturbing as well.

Regarding Graves's Crucified Saviors, look for a foreword I wrote for the edition currently being published by Adventures Unlimited Press. My foreword does much in restoring Graves's abused reputation. My book Suns of God will likewise demonstrate that many of his most germane assertions are not original with him and are in large part accurate.