I have recently become introduced to your work, and while I don't exactly agree with everything you say, I do believe you offer great insight into the possible influence ancient mythology has had on Christianity and Jesus Christ, both human and divine.
Any help you can offer will be much appreciated, and I look forward to hearing from you soon.
To: Acharya S
Date: Sat, 8 Oct 2005 11:42:42 -0600
I have never been moved to contact an author before, but I was so impressed with your books, here it goes. Both books were incredible, I really enjoyed them. I was brought up RC but stopped believing in relegion years ago. Even when I was in grade one in school I suspected that religion was false.
I think that your work is very important to the future of humanity. Someone needs to tell the truth and back it up, you have done that. Please keep letting the truth be known.
Date: Sun, 9 Oct 2005 00:28:01 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Mormon question
To: Acharya S
I read you're book "The Christ Conspiracy" recently, and am currently working on "Suns of God". I made a instuctive foray into the LDS church in my younger years, and am facinated by how all religious groups seem to recycle the same storys. The Mormons, like the Catholics, are fond of saying that the similarities between the stories of Dionysus, Osiris and others are a "counterfeit gospel". Obviously dreamed up by that clever foil Lucifer to decieve we poor mortals into taking the one way trip to the lake of fire and brimstone.
I asked a Mormon official one time to explain to me the existance of the dinosaurs if the earth was only 6000 years old. I was told first of all that I should not enter into "speculation". I assume this meant I shouldn't think. But waxing more serious, he told me that carbon 14 dating wasn't accurate, and that when the lord "organized" (I'm using Mormon vernacular here) the materials for the earth he used matter from other planets, and that the dinosaurs were obviously a species that originated on another planet!!! I have to give him points for creativity if nothing else!
The question I wanted to ask you was about a term the Mormons use, and if you knew the origin of it. I'm assuming that they appropriated it from somewhere else, but I'm curious about precisely where from. The term is having your "calling and election made sure". According to their cosmology, this means that the prospective god or goddess who proves to be particularly faithful will have a personal witness of Christ, or as I understood, Jesus himself would appear to the person in the flesh. Are there any other sects or cults that you are aware of that use this term?
Anyway, I'm a great admirer of you work, and hope you continue with your writing. I guess you met my friend Dean Kennedy in Corvallis Oregon. He told me you had visited him at his shop. I wish I had been in town at the time, I'd have liked to have met you and persuaded you to sign my two copys of your work.
I wish you the best of luck in your quest for the truth.
To: "Acharya S"
Subject: Commitee for the Scientific Examination of Religion
Date: Sun, 9 Oct 2005 11:12:15 -0400
Congratulations! Well deserved! Your books and writings have certainly confirmed all my suspicions about religion and the secrecy surrounding it.Thank you for giving us the extensive research! It is such a relief and helps break the spell religion holds on so many
people. Again, congas!!!
Date: Sun, 9 Oct 2005 23:44:54 -0400
To: "Acharya S"
Subject: Re: I have found myself thinking many of the same things you articulate well in your website. Bravo!! I am so glad that sombody could articulate these feelings and thoughts and get them on a decent website for others to see. I for so long, since chil
LOL, well at least you know somebody appreciates your thoughts who is not also you. Well this time I will use the Ole Email correctly and perhaps more of the email will survive. You seem very interesting perhaps you could recommend a book or two. Since I was a little kid I have found myself thinking of the concepts you speak of. Well good luck and if you ever happen to be in or near Binghamton NY and need anything just drop me a line.
Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2005 13:17:24 EDT
To: Acharya S
Hi. Do you believe that human consciousness survives physical death? In other words, do you believe in an afterlife? Do you believe in reincarnation? How about ESP? I'd appreciate your opinions & any suggested readings on these topics. I've always enjoyed browsing your site ever since I discovered it several years ago. I'm a skeptical atheist but I still wonder if there's an afterlife, etc.
Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2005 15:44:35 -0700 (PDT)
To: Acharya S
Not only does it seem that "god is borg, all will be assimilated", it seems that SOCIETY, Humanity or even human nature is borg, all will be assimilated. This life seems so impossible, even so insane. Why, I don't know, a fault of my little human brain?, my 'evolved irrationality?', or the irrationality of conformity?, or a 'surrendering' to the fears of reality?, the natural wiring in our head?, I don't know what it is; the inability to think or the ability to overthink?-Doubt that I do. I have found just being atheistic really isn't enough. It would seem that some of us out here who have no desire to play this religion game need something else to replace it. I can't help but feeling like it is a failure in my part, as well as our society, and that I'd be just as similar as those who adopted the religions not only of "higher" worlds, but even of this real world. I think I'm just another dinosaur like any christian of old, no matter how many religions, fantastical or practical I don't try to adopt. If that's unclear, I guess my statement is, even if all religions- government made, church constructed, community created were thrown away we'd still have the people who created them. What are we to do? Is there any way and anybody to teach the rest of us some new mindset, or must we be converted to something else or killed off? Maybe this is just my fault or my ignorance and unintelligence affecting me, but I have been so irritated, to put it mildly, about what seems to be living in this insanity we call life, community. And driven mad by my obvious and probably all-too-correct assumption that the insanity is merely my head, like so many others, which has created this miserable, irrational, and religious world we seem to live in. I don't know how possible it is for most of us to leave behind this way of thinking. The 'truth' may set one free, but it can also enslave one making one mad, this may simply be the fault of the individual and not that of the 'truth', or suspicions. You are probably all too aware of this, and I can probably answer all of my questions even multiply and varyingly. I think that man through his religions of all types, philosophies, politics, all of them has made an insane society, insane enough to cripple lives, murder 'spirits'-if you will, and ruin its environment. It seems like in order for this society to survive it must kill us in so many ways and then deliver the final kill-shot. Maybe society is supposed to exist at the expense of its citizens, but in a way that absolutely demoralizes them in almost every possible cruel way and then destroys them?--crushed, to death, I feel.
To: Acharya S
Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2005 14:00:58 -0300
Ok, keep up the good work. You're wonderful.
Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2005 23:55:52 -0700
To: "Acharya S"
Subject: The Christ Conspiracy
Congratulations on your appointment. I checked the site. Most impressive! It is a pity we did not meet when you passed through. I know the best local haunts and we could have enjoyed a good conversation over lunch. If you get by this way again, please do let me know.
On the concept. I do mean physical war. Not one in which secularists prosecute the war. They will be the collateral damage. The war makers will come from religions. Before you form a decision, please consider that history is defined by the victors. While America claims that Reagan's Star Wars program was what bankrupted the Soviet state, what really defeated the Soviets was the 1990 Gulf War, the last battle of the Cold War.
Set aside Saddam and oil, etc. WMD was unthinkable, so tangible power came in the form of conventional warfare. Ergo, American war making technology and tactics vs. Russian. The Russian strategy of strength through numbers which proved sound in WWII was irrelevant. No matter how many tanks they built, they could never win. Not when American tanks could take them out with impunity from a distance. As a result of the 1990 Gulf War, Russia's premise of
military strength vanished, leaving bare an exhausted economy. The collapse was inevitable. I know this because I started doing business in Russia in 1991, through to 1997 and my wife is
Russian. Now to the present.
Religious fundamentalism is behind WW III and this war started on 9-11 and it is close to unleashing itself in full fury. This war is an oil-funded dispute to settle the whole matter of the Holy Crusades once and forever. It is about Muslims vs. Christians. When Muslims
say they hate Zionists, they do not make a distinction. If they did, they'd have to acknowledge that over 75% of all Zionists in the world today are Christians, and most of them are from America. We no more have the power to stop this than we did Adolf Hitler. It
is going to happen and the destruction will be horrific. Once it is over, those who survive will either fall back into the old trap of abdicating their own moral responsibility to an institution with deadly intentions, or we will say enough and declare our freedom from
religion as a controlling force. Marx was simplistic in his assume that religion is an opiate. In truth, it can be violently divisive catalyst with narcotic tendencies.
Anyway, this is my thinking on the matter. If you're still interested, let's do radio.
Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2005 09:27:06 -0700 (PDT)
To: Acharya S
I visited your site, and saw of the emails you received....they were quite laughable.
But I would like to ask you a few questions (your response is much appreciated!!!!)
1.) There are world 'leaders' who dance with Molech at Bohemian Grove and Skull & Bones. Could it be that they are indeed challenging God as they indicate? These people are serious...quite scarey. See infowars.com for a video clip on the ceremonies at Bohemian Grove.
2.) There is a plan for the New World Religion to replace all religions (aka, the worship of 'Mother Gaia' via the New Age and the United Nations). Could it be that the reason there is such a plan is that they really do plan to challenge God?
I don't know for sure, but the evidence is compelling that there is a spiritual battle going on. Reference Father Malachi Martin, now deceased, who performed many exorcisms. He visited David Berkowitz (the "Son of Sam") in jail - Berkowitz claimed he was into Satanic worship (a misknowmer, probably should be clarified to be "Luciferianism").
3.) Does the evidence that there 'evil ones' running around on this planet (in the form of George Bush, Tony Blair, and other wealthy, industrial-military complex promoters), some of whom openly comdemn God in the form of New Age religion worship, raise the thought that just maybe there is a God?
Just my thoughts. I don't hate you....that's un-Christian!!!!
P.S. The 'Church' was subverted thousands of years ago...in the late 1500's, the Church in England burned people at the stake for possessing an 'unauthorized Bible'...that is, one that was printed in English and not Latin. How benevolent is that? It's not, it's just another way for the Church to control people.
The Church today is nothing but fat, wealthy, elitist pedophiles. However, the spiritual battle rages on. What will become of us if the worship of the 'evil ones' continues?
To: <Acharya S>
Subject: RE: Fan mail
Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2005 12:20:58 -0700
Hi Lady Acharya!
Kali mera sas…melao ligo elenika.
...I did really enjoy your book, and can only imagine being in the cross-hairs as you are.... The thing with your son - I am sorry to hear. It doesn’t surprise me. I tend to keep my views on esoteric topics to myself, but I can see that is not possible for you.
I have read so much on the mythical Jesus topic, and I am sure you will find the new Thompson book both interesting and supportive. Having grown up in Greek Orthodoxy, most everything called “Christian” in the West was foreign to me. That has helped in seeing things differently for the most part that are unknown to Western Christians. (Keep in mind, I am a rebel, not a traditionalist.)
For example, Augustine’s “original sin” concept isn’t accepted in the Eastern Church. He is seen as a fool who knew no true Father of the Church, couldn’t read Greek, and only got his stupid ideas from a faulty Latin translation. I was brought up that original sin meant man was born mortal - that’s it. Baby’s don’t need baptism to avoid damnation - they have committed no personal sins of any kind. Their share of original sin is that they are born mortal, and will die some day. End of story. Also, the Bible is part of Church tradition, and only “about the truth,” “points to the truth,” but never that it is inerrant or truth itself. In the Greek world, everything is ultimately “a mystery,” which can be frustrating, but actually preserves whatever is good in the Greek Christian tradition. In the Greek liturgy, God is called “ineffable, incomprehensible, inconceivable” -- Protestants and Aristotelian Catholics would be having heart failure about now.
A Greek priest will sometimes say, “God became Man, so Man could become God (through grace).” So the idea behind Theosis and (the concealed heart of Orthodoxy) is to become purified in the heart, illumined in the heart (nous), and divinized (deified) by becoming one with God. Everything else in Church tradition is window dressing for the masses (my take, don’t expect the locals to agree!)
In Theosis, to know God is to experience God one-on-one, face-to-face, in a relationship that can’t really be communicated to someone who hasn’t experienced it (like Zen???). You don’t know “about God, you know God as a personal reality, or you don’t. A person who is deified is the only one who is supposed to be able to speak “about” God, because he/she knows of what is spoken. Only deified individuals can be theologians in the Greek tradition since theology is about experience derived from uniting with the energies of God, not mental gymnastics. The evidence that this existed in the Church is that there are only a few saints who are called theologians, whether they deserve it or not - St. John the Divine (mythical, of course), St. Gregory the New Theologian, St. Simian the Theologian (?), and St. Gregory of Nyssa (I hope I have the list right).