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More Evidence for Atlantean Descendants in the United States

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More Evidence for Atlantean Descendants
in the United States
By John Fuhler



On July 13, 1936, Edgar Cayce gave a reading for a woman whom he told, "The entity then was among the people, the Indians, of the Iroquois; those of noble birth, those that were of the pure descendants of the Atlanteans…" (1219–1)


But the readings identified another group of North American Indians as descendants of Atlanteans, as well.


…in the experience before this we find the entity was in that land about Fort Dearborn, during those periods when there were the attempts of many to gain a greater understanding by the spiritual concepts and teachings to those of the greater nations – the Red Men; or those of the Atlanteans that had come to these portions of the land…Yet when turmoils and strifes arose, and those periods when there were the gathering of all the nations of these peoples… ( Edgar Cayce Reading #3823–1)



The events described in this reading occurred in the Old Northwest during the period 1809–1813, when Tecumseh, with British support and encouragement, led a confederation of Indians to defend their territories from the encroachment of the settlers. Though historical documents indicate a number of tribes participated in the skirmishes, the residents about Fort Dearborn consisted primarily of several bands of Potawatomi, a tribe of Algonquian Indians closely related to the Ottawa and Ojibwa. These three tribes, all residents of regions about and between the western Great Lakes, had only recently split up, having originally been one unified nation. In other words, in the context of the reading, the Potawatomi were Atlantean descendants.


Fort Dearborn
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Engraving showing Fort Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois, as it appeared in 1831
Source:http://en.wikipedia.org/


The family of languages to which the Potawatomi, Ottawa, and Ojibwa languages belong is intimately related to the Afro-Asiatic family of languages.i Interestingly enough, these same populations share a genetic relationship, as well. The greatest frequency of one particular genetic trait, mitochondrial haplogroup X2 (hereafter mt hap X2), among North American Indians occurs in the Ojibwa Indians (25%). And the greatest occurrence of mt hap X2 in Eurasia is among the Druze of southern Lebanon and northern Israel (11%). The purest expression of mt hap X2 in North America occurs in one particular Ojibwa subject, whose closest genetic relatives according to this marker are members of Mediterranean populations, rather than any other Indian subject found in North America! This is true in spite of the thousands of years and thousands of miles that separate them.ii


The American mt hap X2 data reveal several other very important facts: two separate waves of populations bearing the genetic marker migrated to North America. The first wave of immigration occurred before or around the last glacial maximum, with a coalescence time of 23,000–36,000 years before present; and the second wave with a coalescence time of 12,000–17,000 years before present.iii


At least one Ojibwa subject belongs to the first migration to America of mt hap X2 populations. By inference, other Algonquian speaking Indians do, as well. The readings confirm the coalescence date revealed by the geneticists:

…the entity was in Atlantis when there was the second period of disturbance – which would be some twenty-two thousand, five hundred (22,500) before the periods of the Egyptian activity covered by the Exodus; or it was some twenty-eight thousand (28,000) before Christ, see? (470–22)

The readings also state the Eastern Seaboard was among the lowlands of Atlantis. (364–13) The Atlanteans would only have had to relocate to the coastal areas to arrive at their new home when the rest of the continent went under.


Linguists corroborate these data. The distribution of Algonquian languages in North America indicates the place of origin, based on the diversity of Algonquian dialects, between Long Island Sound and Cape Cod, Massachusetts. One might argue this place of origin extended from the Albemarle Sound in North Carolina to Cape Cod, but European encroachment in those areas render available data less reliable.iv Also, the relative distributions of Algonquian languages reveal a pattern consistent with the gradual occupation of unoccupied lands vacated by the receding glaciers.v Thus, the distribution of the Algonquian languages, as well as the mt hap X2 coalescence times, establish the "arrival" of these Indians in North America to be about the time of the last glacial maximum.


map Algonquian languages
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Map showing Algonquin Dialects
Source: John Fuhler


Linguists have hypothesized the relationship between the Algonquian and Afro-Asiatic language families, but their model that explains this relationship contradicts the genetic evidence. That paradigm requires a trans-Beringia, or trans-Pacific route to account for the similarities between the two families.vi The genetic data disprove this, however. Those who maintain the mt hap X2 evidence found in the Tunguska Basin in western Siberia and the Altai Mountains of western Mongolia represent the founder source of American mt hap X2 ignore the fact that the coalescence time required for these Asian data is only 6,700 years. In other words, the American mt hap X2 was already in America a minimum of 5,300 years before that genetic marker arrived in Central Asia! So, at this time, conventional scholarship cannot explain the genetic or linguistic data. The readings, however, provide answers that the scholars lack.



John Fuhler Blog 072-013John Fuhler has been involved in the field of alternative medicine for more than 25 years. He received his BA in anthropology from the University of Illinois and studied in Glasgow, Scotland, and Portland, Ore. As an amateur archaeologist, he participated in projects in Ariz., Calif., Hawaii, N.M., and Wis.; reporting discoveries in Ore. and Scotland. His tribal affiliations include: Saxon, Friesian, Bohemian, Irish (O'Meagher clan), and Wyandot. He volunteers his skills with organizations supporting the homeless, forest services, and families. He enjoys reading the bible in Greek and Latin.

 


 

i Fuhler, J.T. Occasional Papers of the Epigraphic Society. 2007. Vol. 25. pp59ff.
ii ii Brown, et al. mtDNA Haplogroup X: An Ancient Link between Europe/Western Asia and North America? Am J Hum Genet 1998 October 63:1852-1861; Reidia, et al. Origins and Diffusion of mtDNA Haplogroup X. Am J Hum Genet 2003 November 73(5):1178-1190 (Published online Oct 20, 2003: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/issues/120394/).
iiiBrown, et al. op. cit. p. 1859.
iv Silver, S. and Miller, W.R. (1997) American Indian Languages: Cultural and Social Contexts. University of Arizona Press: Tucson. 320.
v Parker, A. Glacial Geography and Native American Languages. Quaternary Research 23, 130-137 (1985).
vi Ruhlen, M. (1994). The Origin of Language: Tracing the Evolution of the Mother Tongue. John Wiley and Sons, Inc: New York. Fig. 10; pp. 153–4.
 

Spending the Night in the Great Pyramid

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Spending the Night in the Great Pyramid
By Ann Jaffin, MS



Hugh Lynn Cayce BlogIn November 1976, I went on my first A.R.E. overseas tour to Egypt, Jordan, and Israel. This fabulous adventure with over 100 participants was led by Hugh Lynn Cayce, the elder son of Edgar Cayce. With special permission, small groups of our members were allowed to spend the night in the King’s Chamber of the Great Pyramid! I eagerly volunteered and, although sleeping on a thin mat on a very dusty stone floor was uncomfortable, I was so excited that nothing else mattered.


We were locked inside the pyramid for the night with a portable toilet around the corner. Our group voted to have a candle lit since when the electricity was turned off, this mysterious chamber was totally and completely dark. Mark Lehner, who has become a renowned Egyptologist, told us that if any problem arose, we should just say “Zahi, Zahi” to the guards. For many years, Dr. Zahi Hawass was the senior official in charge of the monuments on the Giza Plateau. Mark went on to help measure and map the Sphinx with great detail and accuracy and to lead the excavation of the Lost City of the Pyramids where the workers who built these wonders had lived.


Recently I came across the notes I made during the night I spent in the pyramid:

  • Our chanting sounded like pipe organs.
  • During meditation, something brushed the bridge of my nose. Could it be a fly or a mosquito? (Or something else more ethereal, I now wonder.)
  • Our pyramid-shaped candle cast a shadow on the wall that was shaped like a hooded figure.
  • At some time, I thought I heard a dog whine. (Interesting in view of my dream below.)

Kheops - the Great Pyramid
The Great Pyramid


Despite sleeping poorly, I recorded a dream that revealed some of my anxiety about this unique experience:

I dreamed we were in a pyramid in Tibet. A wild and mangy dog got in the gates and came in where we were up on top of small picnic tables. I was afraid. The dogs ate and growled, and I turned over two tables in fright. Somehow I crossed the room, but I wanted to get back to where I had been. The guards were Arabs with rifles, and we all wondered how the dogs had gotten in. By the time we left, we felt better about the dogs.


During our stay in Cairo, our tour members were able to participate in three psychic experiments designed to test the effects of the Great Pyramid on clairvoyance, telepathy, and dreams:

  • After meditating in the Great Pyramid, we were asked to sketch or write a description of the contents of a sealed envelope. Then after meditating outside of the Great Pyramid, we were asked to do the same thing with a different sealed envelope.
  • We were asked to record our dreams, knowing that each night that we were in Cairo, Charles Thomas Cayce, Edgar Cayce’s grandson, would pray for all of us whether or not we were sleeping in the Great Pyramid. While praying, Charles Thomas would be looking at a target picture. Later, our dreams were examined to see if the target picture had been incorporated into them, and whether or not this occurred more frequently for dreamers sleeping inside or outside of the pyramid.
  • Those who chose to sleep in the pyramid were asked to seek a dream by formulating a question focused on either our group’s common spiritual purposes or on a personal concern.

After we returned home and the results of the experiments were analyzed, Charles Thomas wrote a letter to the group outlining some of the results:

  • With the picture-drawing experiment, there was no difference in the number of ESP hits inside or outside of the pyramid.
  • With the dream telepathy experiment, there were more hits outside of the pyramid than inside it.

It seemed that the pyramid shielded individuals inside the King’s Chamber from outside influences. Since the Cayce readings say that the Great Pyramid was a temple of initiation in which Jesus and John the Baptist underwent spiritual training and had mystical experiences, it would seem that shielding initiates from external influences would have been very important.




Ann Jaffin - blog photoAnn Jaffin, MS, a life member and field volunteer of A.R.E., has been a member of an A Search for God study group for 40 years. Retired from the federal government, Ann has a master’s degree in Family and Community Development from the University of Maryland. In addition to writing several articles for Venture Inward magazine, she is the author of the book Past Lives and Present Karma. She is a frequent speaker at A.R.E. events, a dedicated user of Cayce’s remedies and therapies, and she has traveled the world, often with A.R.E. Travel & Tours. Ann and her late husband Stan were stunned to discover out that several members of Stan's extended family had Cayce readings. They identified readings for 20 family members and 14 friends and interviewed the recipients all over the U.S. and in Europe. You can learn more about the Jaffin family in our Virtual Library under the Jaffin Family Archives and Research Project.

 

 

The Future of the “Stone of Destiny” in Question

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The Future of the
“Stone of Destiny” in Question
By Adrian Gilbert




As the September 18, 2014, date approaches for a vote on the referendum in Scotland to determine whether or not to leave the United Kingdom, a dilemma is brewing over the future of the “Stone of Destiny.” According to Adrian Gilbert, who researched the history of the stone for his book Secrets of the Stone Destiny: Legend, History, and Prophecy, this unassuming block of stone has an unusual history and a prophetic destiny. Currently, the stone resides in Edinburgh Castle, having been returned to Scotland in 1996 from England where it had witnessed the coronations of nearly all of England’s monarchs in Westminster Abbey since 1296. If Scotland votes to leave the United Kingdom, the Royal Family will face a dilemma: should they demand that the stone be returned to England, for the next coronation?


stone of scone replica
A Replica of the Stone of Scone
Source:http://en.wikipedia.org/


Known also as “Jacob’s Pillow,” “Lia-fail,” and the “Stone of Scone,” this block of sandstone with two rusted handles protruding from its ends, is quite unspectacular. Yet, much older than the Crown Jewels, it is of enormous cultural and symbolic significance. The stone had been an object of veneration to the Scots, who believed that “while it remained in the country, the State would be unshaken.” Seated upon it, their kings were traditionally crowned at Scone Abbey, the last being John Balliol in 1292. In 1296, the stone was appropriated by King Edward I of England (1239-1307) and taken back to Westminster Abbey in London. Thereafter nearly all the Kings and Queens of England (and after 1603 of Great Britain) have been crowned on Edward's throne with the stone embedded in its base.



Coronation Chair Stone of Scone
The Stone of Scone in the Coronation Chair
at Westminster Abbey, 1855.
Source:http://en.wikipedia.org/


On Christmas Eve 1950, the stone was stolen by a group of Scottish students and taken back to Scotland. It was returned a few months later, well in time for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. On November 30, 1996, with official sanction, the stone was again returned to Scotland—in time to mark the 700th anniversary of its removal from Scone. This was done at the request of Michael Forsyth, Secretary of State for Scotland. He had seen cabinet papers dating from 1950 that promised the students that the stone would eventually be returned to Scotland. Under the 50-year rule, these papers would soon be released and, he believed, cause embarrassment to Scottish MPs of the Conservative Government. He warned Prime Minister John Major that Alex Salmond (the leader of the Scottish National Party) could be relied upon to harness any feelings of grievance over the issue in his on-going campaign for an independent Scotland.


Though the secretary of state had maybe exaggerated the case, as a Scottish Conservative he had good reason to be concerned. He and Major knew they needed to do something to counterbalance the view that the English Conservative establishment was out of touch with Scottish opinion. In this context, returning the Stone of Destiny to Scotland seemed like a gesture well worth making. With luck it would garner them a few more votes and help to maintain the union between Scotland and the rest of the United Kingdom.


In the end, the gesture proved futile. The 1997 election saw the Conservatives lose their last Parliamentary seat in Scotland while a new Labour Government took power with Tony Blair. Blair, the new PM, immediately set about devolving power from Westminster to a new Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh. Since then the impetus for full Scottish independence has snow-balled. Today Alex Salmond is “First Minister” in Tony Blair's devolved Edinburgh Parliament. If his Scottish Nationalist Party wins the forthcoming referendum, then he will become the first Prime Minister of a fully independent Scotland since 1707. Perhaps, therefore, the return of the stone was a matter of destiny and was prophetic of the break-up of the United Kingdom.




Adrian Gilbert blog 2014Adrian Gilbert was born near London, where he attended St. Edmunds College as well as the University of Kent at Canterbury. In 1992, he met Robert Bauval and together they wrote what was to become an international bestseller, The Orion Mystery. Adrian has appeared in a number of documentaries, including two for the BBC: The Great Pyramid, Gateway to the Stars, and The Crystal Skulls. His A.R.E. Press book, Secrets of the Stone of Destiny: Legend, History, and Prophecy, is available from ARECatalog.com.

 

 

Peopling of the Americas

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Peopling of the Americas
By John Fuhler



The Edgar Cayce readings document a complex process for the peopling of the Western Hemisphere. According to the readings, the “red race” appeared in the American Southwest and the “brown race” appeared in the Andes. Lemurians settled parts of the American Southwest. Then, Atlanteans arrived in multiple waves, settling eastern North America and parts of South America. At a later date, natives from the Yucatan and from South America settled parts of the American Southeast.


Also identified are several other groups that influenced the Americas, including what the readings call “The Lost Tribes” or “The Children of Promise.” These epithets refer to the Children of Israel who were dispersed to the nations when Nebuchadnezzar conquered Jerusalem and razed King Solomon’s temple. The readings refer to another group as “those who crossed Beringia.” These were the people from East Asia who crossed the land bridge between Siberia and Alaska some time during the most recent Great Ice Age. The third group, the “Norsemen,” or Vikings, came from the Norse land, or what is now known as Norway.


Beringia Map wikipedia
Beringia area coverage
Source:http://en.wikipedia.org/



At least six life readings indicate that the Lost Tribes (or Children of Promise) settled areas of the Aleutians and parts of the American Southwest.



…the entity was among those when the strangers from the East…the remnants of those people who were of the tribes that were lost…that had settled in the Aleutian Islands… (Edgar Cayce Reading 620-1)


…the entity was in the…land of nativity…when there were the activities of those peoples that were dispersed by the carrying away of the children of promise into captivity…who escaped across the waters into what is now the southwestern portion of…(America). (Edgar Cayce Reading 2540-1)


Only one reading refers to trans-Beringia migrants:


Before this we find the entity was during those periods when there were the settlings in the land that is now known as the Northwest, when there were the entering into this land of those peoples from across what is now known as Alaska or Bering Straits, those individuals that journeyed into the lands now known as the Columbia River section. (Edgar Cayce Reading 620-1)


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And some 18 readings reveal that America was populated by peoples from the Norse land. Their activities extended from as far south as New York State, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts, and as far west as Minnesota.


…we find the entity, from the Norse land, came with those groups who remained in that known as Vinland, or a portion of Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts… (1650-1)


…the entity was in the Norse land…and made many of the excursions into the various parts and lands. And that which eventually came to be the short way across New York State… (3042-1)


Before that the entity was in the Norse land, among those who journeyed into the greater western portion or near to the central portion of Minnesota… (3651-1)

The evidence for the presence of these groups in the Americas varies in quality. An abundance of anecdotal stories of the Lost Tribes in the Americas has circulated since the 16th century, but to date no incontrovertible evidence has surfaced.i In regard to those who crossed Beringia and the Norsemen, we stand on much firmer ground. Genetic and linguistic evidence affirms that the former refers to the ancestors of the Athabascan Indians, whose languages are closely related to Chinese and Tibetan.ii And the first confirmation of Norsemen in North America outside Greenland came to light in the 1960s, when archaeologists discovered unequivocal evidence at L’Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland. Since then several Norse sites have been confirmed on Baffin Island, Canada, as well as on Notre Dame Bay, Newfoundland. iii


The readings provide information about two other possible influences on the Americas: Aliens and Phoenicians.


The entity was among the priestesses of the Mayan experience. It was just before that period when…there were the beginnings of the unfoldments of the understanding that there were…those that were visiting from other worlds or planets. (1616-1)


…the entity’s own peoples then were the first of the Syro-Phoenician groups extended off the borders of the Mediterranean; yea…even into the Sargasso Sea… (1159-1)


Although a modicum of evidence for the presence of the Phoenicians in America existsiv, the readings provide no information about that. Repeatedly various disciplines have confirmed the veracity of certain details provided by the readings. Many other details await corroboration. And so the stage was set for the great influx of Europeans that began in the 16th and 17th centuries that changed forever the cultures and civilizations they found.


John Fuhler Blog 072-013John Fuhler has been involved in the field of alternative medicine for more than 25 years. He received his BA in anthropology from the University of Illinois and studied in Glasgow, Scotland, and Portland, Ore. As an amateur archaeologist, he participated in projects in Ariz., Calif., Hawaii, N.M., and Wis.; reporting discoveries in Ore. and Scotland. His tribal affiliations include: Saxon, Friesian, Bohemian, Irish (O'Meagher clan), and Wyandot. He volunteers his skills with organizations supporting the homeless, forest services, and families. He enjoys reading the bible in Greek and Latin.

 


 

i Nova has an interesting article covering this topic at their website: pbs.org/wgbh/nova/israel/losttribes2.html
ii Ruhlen, Merritt. 1991. A Guide to the World’s Languages. Vol. 1: Classification. Stanford University Press: Stanford. 388-9.
iiinews.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/10/121019-viking-outpost-second-new-canada-science-sutherland/; lanseauxmeadowsnewfoundland.com and livescience.com/37189-new-viking-voyage-discovered.html
iv Fell, Barry. America B.C.: Ancient Settlers in the New World. (Revised ed.)  

 

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