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â€œDid it work? Are you pregnant?â€�
â€œYou bet I am!â€�
â€œDo you think theyâ€™ll buy your story?â€�
â€œOf course they will! The public are ready. Theyâ€™re waiting for
the event. It will be a push-over.â€�
The widowed queen tossed the silk wrapper over her shoulder.
â€œJust you wait and see.â€�
THE HOAX IS HATCHED
So, letâ€™s create the rumor and get back the power â€“ what a lovely
To understand this, we need to flash back to 2234 BC.
Here begins the best counterfeiting story from history that you
ever heard. Hollywood should dramatise this. Not that they would.
It would too explosive. And you'll see why, soon.
Anyway, let's tell it as it happened. Here goes...
* * * * * * *
Ahead of the dust cloud, twenty-two wild riders galloped in through
â€œWiped out heaps more today,â€� shouted the one behind the leader. â€œBut
theyâ€™re spreading fast.â€�
The first rider, a dark man of noble bearing, who looked to be the
leader, slid down from his mount. He raised his arms to lift off his
headband. Towering from it were two crescent horns. Bullâ€™s horns.
The roar of the villagers swelled to fever pitch. And was that music
to his ears! He pushed through them and disappeared inside. Such
adorationâ€¦ how he loved it! Soon heâ€™d have them eating out of his
Not long earlier, the earth had been devastated in the Great Flood
and the population almost wiped out.
Since the disaster, the climate had become unstable, vegetation
struggling. Food was hard earned. Men and wild beasts competed for
survival. Nimrodâ€™s hour had come.
* * * * * * *
We are about to uncover one of the most scandalous and bizarre sets of
events in history.
ASSEMBLED IN ONE REGION
The post-Flood world was still in its infancy. Population increase was
not yet an issue, so separation was neither necessary nor desirable.
The rudiments of all future nations were still assembled together in
one region in the Middle East, and jointly formed one moderately large
Here they agreed, by common consent, to build a city and a tower, as a
visible rallying point on the flat plain. The stated purpose was to
prevent their dispersion over the face of the earth.
Now begins a fascinating piece of history.
In those early centuries after the World Flood of 2345 BC, there was one
vexing problem. Wild animals were multiplying faster than people. The
rapid growth of the predators must have made life very dangerous for the
first, straggling populations.
Enter Nimrod, a great grandson of Noah. The population at this time
would be anywhere from 4,000 to 25,000 (See the bases for this calculation
in my book The Corpse Came Back, pp. 75-77,107)
As Nimrod organized bands of men to hunt down and kill the fierce,
marauding beasts, he established himself as the mighty â€œprotectorâ€� of the
people. This gave him great influence among the people.
Having emancipated them from their fear of the wild animals, Nimrod
became the leader in secular affairs. He ambitiously built the first
recorded post-Flood city, surrounding it with a high wall. Thus the
people were protected and Nimrod was able to rule over them.
PAGANISM IS BORN
The Legion of Lucifer were watching. And they now saw their opportunity
to revive their long-term strategy, which had been set back by the Great
Flood. They had their man picked out and they knew he would do the job
If Nimrod had simply delivered the people from the fear of wild beasts,
that would have been fine.
But when the forces of Lucifer entered the picture, events were to take
a new twist. Here was their opportunity to bring the whole population
under their control.
So the campaign was activated. Nimrod would be their front man.
It is important to remember that the Global Flood only a few generations
earlier was fresh in the peoplesâ€™ minds.
This had been a major cosmic catastrophe. It involved, among other factors,
up to 30,000 volcanoes belching forth dust, steam, boulders and lava.
And even as the Deluge subsided, rampant volcanism continued to play havoc.
The thickening cloud cover deflected solar heat away from the earth.
Temperatures were dropping. The weather remained wet, cold and miserableâ€¦
largely without sunshine.
We should bear in mind that unlike todayâ€™s Western world, there was, in
those early times, a high general awareness of spiritual issues.
â€œSee?â€� cried Nimrod. â€œGod has ruined the world. He is to blame for the
Flood. And now we have to put up with dangerous, rampaging beasts,
freezing climate, little sun. Surely you can see, the Creator is a
monster. Iâ€™ve had enough.â€�
Nimrod was a man to heed. Already he was their hero. Hadnâ€™t he delivered
them from the fear of wild beasts? He had built protective walls around
their community. They were ready to listen.
â€œI have your interest at heart,â€� declared Nimrod. â€œSo forget God. You
canâ€™t even see Him. Where does our warmth and cheer come from? What brings
life to our plants, makes our food grow? Of course, itâ€™s the SUN. If you
want to honor something, I offer you the sun!â€�
A beam of sunshine broke through the thick cloud cover. It was welcomed
with enthusiasm. Nimrod had them on his side.
And the seeds of SUN worship were sown. Through the sun symbol, Lucifer,
whose name meant â€œday starâ€� (sun) smugly imagined himself as the coming
focus of worship. This would firmly establish him as the god of Planet
Meanwhile, Nimrod was cultivating his reputation as â€œThe Mighty Oneâ€�.
From horned animals that he had subdued, such as the bull, the horn
became a well-known symbol for power and might. And so, by degrees,
the practice developed of calling Nimrod the â€œThe Horned Oneâ€�. He was,
after all, the first to wear on his head a band in which horns were set,
symbolic of his power over beasts.
And it is probably to this â€œKronosâ€� (â€œthe horned oneâ€�) that we can
attribute the origin of present-day royal crowns.
Up to this time, extended families looked to their eldest male as
their leader. Nimrod was the first to defy this patriarchal system
and appoint himself over communities as ruler and king.
In the Chaldean language, the same word that signified a bull,
signified also a ruler or prince. Hence the â€œhorned bullâ€� came to
be a symbol for â€œthe mighty princeâ€�.
This play on words would, in time, give rise to the Assyrian
horned man-bull, the Indian counterpart (the sacred cow), as well
as the Egyptian sacred Apis bulls, whose female counterpart, the
cow, would come to be worshipped as a goddess called Hathor.
JUDGES INTERVENE AGAINST NIMROD
There was a sudden interruption to Nimrodâ€™s ambitions. This
impressive Tower of Babel was struck and reduced to ruin.
To make matters worse, the speech of his followers was suddenly
confused. And groups began to uproot and move away.
At first in shock, Nimrod soon revived his close team and went
after the closer scattered communities with promises to extend
his protection to them.
Then, by force of arms (using men already strengthened by fighting
beasts), Nimrod began his conquests of other communities. These
brutal excursions extended as far as Libya, against groups who still
followed the way of the Creator and were unskilled in war.
There were some who persuasively withstood his flood of arrogance.
The ageing Shem (progenitor of the Semites) so convinced a tribunal
of 72 judges in Egypt of the enormity of Nimrodâ€™s offence, that they
pronounced the death sentence upon him. (Wilkinson, Egyptians.
London: 1837-1841, vol. v. p. 17; Alexander Hislop, The Two Babylons,
1969, pp. 62-64)
Nimrod fled to the vicinity of modern day Rome, but was caught and
THE SHREWD PLAN OF QUEEN SEMIRAMUS
Nimrodâ€™s being cut down at the height of his glory was a great shock
to his followers. Outwardly it halted the sun worship he had
It was a startling setback for the Legion of Lucifer. But they were
not to be beaten.
Nimrod had married a commoner by the name of Semiramus. She was
considered to be one of the most beautiful women on earth. But she
was the pits. Perhaps no woman ever was more rotten than she.
The Lucifer Legion now switched their attention to her. How ideally
suited was she for their plan!
Understandably, no one was more deeply concerned about Nimrodâ€™s
sudden death than she. From an originally humble position, she had
been raised to share with him the throne of Babel.
What, in this emergency, should she do? Was she to quietly forego
the pomp and pride to which she had been raised? No, indeed!
Although her husbandâ€™s death had given a rude shock to her power,
yet her unbounded ambition was not to be checked. It now took a
higher flight. In life her husband had been honoured as a hero.
In death she would have him worshipped as a god.
If she played it right, instead of the public remembering Nimrod as
a tyrant, she might persuade them to believe he was a god they
USING AN ANCIENT PROPHECY
Semiramus had fallen under the control of the Lucifer Legion. And
she was shown the moves she needed to make.
The human race was familiar with the promise concerning the death
of a Deliverer who would do good deeds before his death. The prophecy
stated that this â€œgod-manâ€� would be born of the â€œseed of a womanâ€�
(not the seed of a man), hence by a virgin birth.
The prophecy also indicated that after his violent death he would
rise to triumph against his enemies.
The rumor would be spread that Nimrod had fulfilled the prophecy of
the Coming One. Brilliant! Well, he was a great hero, right? Hadnâ€™t
he delivered mankind from the fear of the wild beasts? Hadnâ€™t he
gathered them for safety into the first protected city?
Had he not also delivered them from those spiritual relics of the
Flood disaster â€“ men like Noah, Shem, and so on?
And had not Nimrod been condemned by malicious judges in cahoots
with Shem? Of course he had! Her husband â€“ great hero that he was
- had freely sacrificed himself for the good of mankind. He was
surely the Promised One!
Semiramus would have Nimrod honored as that promised â€œseed of the
womanâ€� who had been prophesied to be â€œbruised in the footâ€�. This
expression â€œbruised in the footâ€� was understood as meaning that he
was to die a violent death.To have your foot bruised bruised, you
might be put out of action temporarily, but you could recover,
Now watch the playâ€¦
With boldness, she made the move. â€œNimrodâ€™s spirit has ascended to
the sun,â€� she announced. And then came the punchlineâ€¦ a beam from
the sun had impregnated her womb!
Semiramus â€“ brazenly â€“ claimed to be still a virgin. So it was that
when a male child was born to her, she asserted the baby to be the
promised Deliverer - actually her dead husband re-born to defeat his
enemies. Smooth move!
Her child was named Tammuz. His birth date: December 25. (Alexander
Hislop, The Two Babylons. London: S.W. Partridge & Co., 1969, pp.
Are you following this? Before your head completely spins off your neck,
letâ€™s stop and see what had happened up till now. From hunting down
animals, Nimrod had turned to hunting down defenceless people.
His defiant and corrupt worship system had been open and public. His
death was not that of a warrior slain in battle, but a judicial act,
Nimrodâ€™s dismembered limbs had been sent to the chief cities, probably
those where his system had been established. And his sun worship cult
But hold your breath. Beautiful Semiramus was no idiot. She realised
that to revive Nimrodâ€™s system publicly would be out of the question.
The pure patriarchal faith was still fresh in the minds of men, and
Shem, Noahâ€™s son, was still alive to rouse and rally the faithful for
the cause of the Creator. This made open sun worship hazardous.
Okay, okay, extreme caution would have to be used. If her power over
the people was to be recovered â€“ if the dead hero was to be elevated to
the status of a god â€“ the process would need to begin secretly. Then
only after she had gained enough supporters would it be safe to
re-establish Nimrodâ€™s paganism openly.
PAGANISM RESTORED UNDER SYMBOLS
So what was going to happen next?
Well, we know what happened. They went under coverâ€¦ so that the forbidden
things were represented in public by something else. Double meanings...
That was the game.
To this harlotâ€™s rescue came a high-powered religious think-tank.
The priests, in return for favors, brainstormed what was to become known as
Under the seal of secrecy and the sanction of an oath, and by means of all
the resources of witchcraft, tricks and magic, Nimrodâ€™s sympathisers were
gradually enticed back to the outlawed system.
Under numerous hidden symbols, the sun cult was resumed.
HOW THE "MYSTERY" WAS ACTIVATED
WITH DOUBLE MEANINGS
Those who were initiated would know that they were in reality worshipping
the forbidden things, under these new symbols. But the outsider would not
know. It would be a mystery to him!
In the Babylonian Mysteries, for example, they would name their sun god Bel
â€“ a word which could refer to the â€œsunâ€� or to the â€œheartâ€�.
The devotees knew that they could not openly raise up images of the sun.
That would be too obvious.
So in the double-talk of the Mysteries, they decided on the symbol of the
heart to represent their worship. It was the very same word, you see: Bel.
The sneaky part was this. When an outsider questioned their use of the heart
symbol in their worship, he was led to believe that the devotees were simply
acknowledging the loving heart of the promised Messiah. Smooth talk.
But these devotees knew it was not Bel as heart, that they were worshipping,
but Bel as the sun. To cryptically indicate this, they carved flames of the
sun to encircle their â€œsacred heartâ€� images!
So there was one explanation for the initiateâ€¦ and another for the outsider.
Thatâ€™s why, to give another example, you have the circle of the sun seen at
the tip of Vishnuâ€™s finger, as well as the circular tonsure of priests â€“
imitating the solar disc.
The symbol could be explained to outsiders as the circle of a â€œseedâ€�
(a symbol of the promised true Messiah who was yet to come), but to the
initiated as the â€œSunâ€�.
The outsider was not told what was really going on.
Semiramus was a shrewd girl. And she was to become the Great Mother of what
would be termed by one modern writer as â€œ16 messiah-godsâ€�.
The skeptic may shout himself hoarse attempting to side-step this fact, but
let him explain satisfactorily the origin of these â€œmessiah-godsâ€�.
THEY HAVE A COMMON ORIGIN
It was in the great scattering which ultimately occurred from Nimrodâ€™s Babel
center, that this single religious system was carried by the dispersing
tribes to the ends of the earth.
So, around the world, various religions arose with this same â€œchristâ€� story.
Now, a careful study will reveal that although these â€œchristâ€� legends vary
so much, the points of similarity do show a common origin for them.
There is compelling evidence that those many â€œchristsâ€� of legend are, in
fact, one and the same person! They are Semiramusâ€™ parody of the universally
expected Promised One.
The first prophecy concerning the coming Christ can be traced back as early
as 4000 BC. (See my book "Stolen Identity",chapters 5 and 6)
However, the many â€œchristsâ€� of paganism go back only to around 2200 BC. T
hey originated at this place called Babel, in Mesopotamia.
(See my book "UFO Aliens: The Deadly Secret", chapters 27,30 and 31.
It is to the event which occurred here that the religions of ancient Babylon,
Egypt, India, the Maya and others owe their â€œchristsâ€�. These simply mimic
the promise of the Deliverer who was to come.
SCRAMBLING THE MESSAGE
Indeed, a â€œmessiahâ€� was worshipped in the pagan Mysteries. But it was the
worship of a bogus messiah â€“ the rebel Nimrodâ€¦ and ultimately, also, his wife.
She, in setting up her husband as the counterfeit messiah, used secret,
mysterious symbols to represent him, so that he could be worshipped through
these symbols as a god.
And although such deceit was considered necessary at first, eventually this
worship became widespread. Then, when it became powerful enough to take over
a nation, it was pursued blatantly without risk. And images of the sun began
to appear openly everywhere.
Semiramus had pulled it off â€“ this miserable caricature of the truth. Nimrodâ€™s
blasphemous travesty was up and running.
But there was a price to pay for joining it. Members had to tell Semiramusâ€™
priests everything they ever did wrong. It was called the Confessional.
After telling all, the followers were scared stiff that the priest might expose
them. This way the â€œmother of harlotsâ€� maintained control of the people with an
WHY SHE SUCCEEDED
How did she pull this off? Four factors helped Queen Semiramus:
1. Nimrodâ€™s popularity
2. The desire of the people to keep him in their memory
3. Semiramusâ€™ extraordinary beauty
4. The fact that many kings had become subservient through Nimrodâ€™s
She went to one after another, offering her favors to them. And in return, they
furthered her self-conceived counterfeit system of religion, which gradually
spread to the ends of the earth.
This is why every pagan religion in every country, from South America to Japan,
carries identical symbols and festivals to a very marked extent, even to this day.
What a woman!
Just see how the Legion of Lucifer had triumphed! This way, they would divert
millions from the hated rescue plan.
Lucifer is shrewd. He makes black look so white, you can hardly tell the
difference between the fake and the real. Thatâ€™s how counterfeiters work.
In time, statues appeared of Semiramus holding her husband/son, Nimrod, as the
sun god. The halo around his head indicated his asserted relationship with the
At first, there was no intention for the mother herself to be adored. She was
used chiefly as a pedestal for the upholding of her â€œdivineâ€� son, to present
him for adoration by mankind.
However, that which most appeals to the senses must make the most powerful
ADORATION OF THE QUEEN FOLLOWS
According to the records, the sun-burnt Nimrod was Negroid in appearance.
But the physical beauty of Semiramus was legendary. On one occasion her
beauty is reported to have quelled a rising rebellion among her subjects.
She suddenly appeared among them â€“ and the admiration excited by that
appearance led to the erection of a statue in her honour. (Valerius Maximus,
lib. ix., cap. 3, leaf 193, p. 2)
Some time after her death, Semiramus herself would come to be worshipped in
different countries as Isis, Venus, Aphrodite and so on. In China she was
called Shing Moo (Holy Mother of China). In Phoenicia she was Ashtoreth.
In Asia Minor she became Diana the huntress (wife of the famous hunter of
Babel), sporting a tiered Tower of Babel headpiece.
One of her names was Astarte, or Ishtar (Easter), which simply means,
â€œwomanâ€�. And her devotees would bake cakes to her, with the â€œ+â€� symbol
(the â€œ+â€� representing the â€œTâ€� for Tammuz, her child) stamped on the cakes
(cross buns). â€œQueen of heavenâ€� became a popular title for her.
In Egypt she was also styled Hathor, in her role as the one in whom dwelt
all the fullness of the Godhead.
To point out this great goddess-mother, in a pantheistic sense, as at once
the Infinite and Almighty one, and the Virgin mother, this inscription was
engraven upon one of her temples in Egypt: â€œI am all that has been, or that
is, or that shall be. No mortal has removed my veil. The fruit which I have
brought forth is the Sun.â€� (Bunsenâ€™s Egypt. Vol. 1. London, 1848, pp.386,387)
NIMROD UNDER DIFFERENT NAMES,
ACCORDING TO LANGUAGE DIFFERENCES
As the tribes were forcibly scattered from the Mesopotamian region, they
carried to the ends of the earth this belief system of Nimrod. Each group
worshipped the same fake â€œmessiahâ€� child in his mother's arms, under
different names, depending on the language.
So, in different countries, the Nimrod saga was adapted under the names of
Baal, Bacchus, Saturn, Osiris, Adonis, Tammuz, Horus, Krishna, and so on â€“
a whole string of synthetic messiahs. (Alexander Hislop, The Two Babylons.)
It was developed into a promiscuous and sadistic system that appealed to
the basest of human instincts. That was a secret of its success.
Like a virus, it took over the world - and survives in the various pagan
religions to this day.
There you have it, the origin of those pagan â€œmessiah-godâ€� myths. They
resulted from the hijacking of a well-known prophecy.
NIMROD AS "THE HIDDEN ONE"
Meanwhile, just get your mind around the subtlety of these myths that grew
around the historical character Nimrod.
In Egypt, one of Nimrodâ€™s titles was Osiris. Osiris was mystically concealed
by being represented under the form of a young bull, or calf, Apis.
Why? Because apis means â€œto coverâ€�, â€œconcealâ€�. The Apis bulls represented
â€œthe hidden oneâ€�.
And why â€œthe hidden oneâ€�? This simply refers to Nimrodâ€™s real identity as the
one being worshipped under the cover or concealment of a bull symbol.
A bull was one of the wild beasts that Nimrod the hunter had subdued. And, as
we noted, the worship of the outlawed Nimrod was â€œhiddenâ€� from all except
those who were initiated into the Mysteries.
NIMROD THE HEROIC â€œSERPENT CRUSHERâ€�
Secondly, in life the king of Babel, Nimrod, had been a hero. With his hunting
bands, he had delivered the straggling populations from the fear of wild beasts.
After Nimrodâ€™s violent death, his widow Semiramus spread the word that Nimrod
had been the promised Deliverer. And that her newborn child Tammuz was Nimrod
returning as the promised Deliverer.
Honestly lately so many emails have come in asking about these
multiple messiah gods of Mexico, Egypt, Greece, India and everywhere else, that
I just HAD TO pull together all the crucial data.
If I can get some people thinking, it will be worth it.
The questions are numerous:
* Were there at least 16 avatars/saviors/messiahs before Jesus Christ â€“ for
example, Krishna, Mithra, Osiris, Thoth, Prometheus, Buddha, Quetzalcoatl?
* Was Jesus just a fairy tale copied from pagan â€œchristsâ€�?
* Why are the stories and teachings of Jesus Christ, Krishna and Buddha so
* Why do their mythologies have uncanny parallels â€“ for example, virgin birth,
a December 25 birthday, saviors of royal descent, a violent death, a
resurrection, ascensions, and so on?
* Is Christianity recycled paganism?
* Is the Bible so unreliable, you cannot trust what it tells you?
* Has it been tampered with?
* Are churches covering up the truth?
I had better alert you now, that someone is playing us for suckers. I think
you and I deserve an explanation.
We shall also find ourselves confronting issues such as these:
* Are there endless cycles of destruction and reincarnation?
* Is Satan (Lucifer) the real god?
* Is 2012 the year of doom for this planet?
Hereâ€™s where to go for stickier questions and more explosive information.
Meanwhile, I wish you and yours a great week ahead.
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