Thursday, 26 December 2013

HOW TO RESTORE INTESTINAL FLORA, AND WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU DON'T?

If you see a thirty something man with gray hair, or a forty year old woman with bolding head, or a fifty year old stroke victim in a coffin, or a sixty-five year old grandpa with shaking hands, or a seventy year old grandma with dementia — look no further than inside their compromised guts.
You see, besides making passable stools, gut bacteria also synthesize vitamins B-7 (biotin), B-12, and K. The deficiency of these essential vitamins contributes to diabetes, obesity, hair loss, gray hair, eczema, seborrhea, anemia, internal bleedings, ulcers, strokes, cancers, degenerative disorders such as Parkinson and Alzheimer disease, and common gastrointestinal, respiratory, and autoimmune disorders.
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Healthy intestinal flora is also vital for prevention of constipation, for maintaining your primary immunity (phagocytosis), for shielding your large intestine from colon cancer, and for averting yeast infection inside your mouth or vagina.
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After bacteria inside the gut are killed by antibiotics, laxatives, heavy metals, surgeries, and colonoscopies, fiber is broadly recommended to replace bacteria and form stools, otherwise they turn into grayish rock-hard pebbles, and turn a routine trip to the bathroom into a torture. This condition is called disbacteriosis or disbiosis.
It's also an open secret among medical professionals that disbacteriosis harms patients, particularly children and seniors, who are the most vulnerable. Children — because of diarrhea and underdeveloped immunity. Seniors — because of practically all age-related diseases, impaired immunity, and colorectal disorders.

What are the causes of disbacteriosis?

Well, anything that kills bad bacteria also kills good bacteria, which are identical single-cell living organisms, albeit better behaving. Here‘s just a brief list of the most egregious villains. You will not find any particular recommendations here, because they‘re self-evident: don‘t use fiber, avoid antibiotics, remove amalgam fillings, use natural soaps, etc. Here we go:
  • Protein deficiency. The intestinal flora derives its energy and plastic nutrients not from food, but from mucin, which is secreted by healthy mucous membranes. Mucin is a glycoprotein—a molecule that bonds glucose with amino acids. Gastric and intestinal mucus is formed by combining mucin and water. Mucus protects the lining of the stomach and intestines from mechanical damage, enzymes, gastric acid, astringent bile, and food-born pathogens. The deficiency of the essential amino acid threonine, for example, curbs the body‘s ability to produce mucin, and, correspondingly, the bacteria‘s ability to function and procreate.
  • Excess dietary fiber(Yes, you‘re reading it right.) The by-products of fiber‘s bacterial fermentation (short chain fatty acids, ethanol, and lactic acid) destroy bacteria for the same reason acids and alcohols are routinely used to sterilize surgical instruments—they burst bacterial membranes on contact. And that‘s how fiber addiction develops: as the fermentation destroys bacteria, you need more and more fiber to form stools. If you suddenly drop all fiber, and no longer have many bacteria left, constipation sets in as soon as the large intestine clears itself of the remaining bulk.
    For some reason this point is causing intense consternation and controversy among the “experts” on all things fiber. If you are one too, and believe that I am stretching the facts to fit my point of view, please note the following:
    (1) The operative phenomenon here isn't that “fiber causes disbacteriosis,” — but 'excessfiber' — as in “the fermentation of excess dietary fiber.”
    (2) Let me remind you that wine in the vat left for too long turns into vinegar, all the bacteria die off, and the fermentation stops. Bacterial fermentation in the wine vat, dear opponents, and in the pile of feces happens to be exactly the same process.
    (3) Finally, consider this corroborating quote: “Colonic bacteria ferment unabsorbed carbohydrates into CO2, methane, H2, and short-chain fatty acids (butyrate, propionate, acetate, and lactate). These fatty acids cause diarrhea. The gases cause abdominal distention and bloating.” (Malabsorption Syndromes; The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy.) Let the diarrhea run its course a day too long, and disbacteriosis will soon follow. (God, I love those rare moments when Merck and I are singing the same tune.)
  • Intestinal acidity. Besides fermentation, excess acidity may occur when the pancreas fails to neutralize the stomach‘s content because of pancreatic disorders or an obstruction. In this instance, acidic digestive juices spill into the large intestine and destroy bacteria. Interestingly enough, the most likely cause of obstruction in an otherwise healthy person is the blockage of the pancreatic ducts by—you guessed it—too much indigestible fiber in the duodenum. Normal acidity (i.e. safe for bacteria) for stools is within the 6 to 7.2 pH range.
  • Diarrhea. Acute intestinal infection, food poisoning, laxatives, medical intervention, and other conditions may cause prolonged diarrhea, which will literally wash out all of the bacteria from your gut. An appendectomy (the removal of the appendix) also increases the risk of disbacteriosis, because the appendix preserves the “starter” culture when diarrhea occurs.
  • Antibiotics and antibacterial medication (such as sulfanilamide, sulpha derivatives, Dynapen, Urex, Nydrazid, Macrodantin, Rifadin, and many others). Antibiotics and antibacterial drugs play an important, life-saving role in many circumstances. However, these drugs are widely and indiscriminately overprescribed to children and adults alike. One such prescription is often sufficient to wipe out the entire bacterial population of your gut.
  • Antibiotic residue in fowl, fish, livestock, and milkIndustrial farming necessitates the use of continuous, large doses of antibiotics to keep crowded, confined animals alive. Inevitably, some of these antibiotics transfer to the food supply, and affect humans.
  • Heavy metals. Mercury, lead, arsenic, cadmium, nickel, silver, and other metals are extremely toxic, even in trace amounts. The sources of contamination vary from industrial pollutants to household chemicals, batteries to electronic components, measuring devices, and other sources. Children are the most vulnerable.
  • Silverware. Silver is traditionally used for kitchen utensils, goblets, plates, and pitchers for its strong antibacterial properties. Silver flatware isn‘t such a good idea after all, especially for babies.
  • Mercury from dental amalgam. This pollutant is omnipresent in the United States. Amalgam fillings are placed indiscriminately into cavities, because amalgam is cheap and easy to work with. The American Dental Association insists that dental amalgam is safe[5], while the Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) classify amalgam as a toxic and hazardous substance: “Another source of exposure to low levels of elemental mercury in the general population is elemental mercury released in the mouth from dental amalgam fillings[6]” (Transportation, storage, and disposal of mercury is regulated by the Code of Federal Regulations, 29 CFR 1910.1000, and its willful violation is a criminal offense, except when mercury is “stored” in your mouth by a licensed dentist.) It isn‘t surprising that dentists in the United States have the highest rate of depression, suicide, and drug and alcohol addiction, and the lowest life expectancy among all medical professionals. This could likely be the result of long-term exposure to mercury, which, as already mentioned, is a potent poison, neurotoxin, and carcinogen; one that gradually destroys nervous systems, causes cancers, kills off friendly bacteria, and brings about... an addiction to fiber.
  • Artificial food coloring. Years ago, a color pigment called crystal violet (also known as crystal gentian) was widely used as a topical antiseptic. There are good reasons to believe that long-term exposure to artificial food coloring may affect intestinal bacteria in the same way crystal violet affected (killed) topical bacteria.
  • Medical treatments and environmental pollutants. Chemo- and radiotherapy kill bacteria for the same reason they kill cancerous cells. There are other factors that negatively affect the intestinal flora, such as industrial pollutants, household chemicals, antibacterial soaps, and toxic substances found in toothpaste, shampoo, and detergents.
  • Quackery. If stools aren‘t “clean,” then the colon must be “dirty.” This apparently logical inference is the base for “miracle cures” of constipation, migraine, halitosis, yeast infection, indigestion, and an endless array of other ills. While most of these conditions are indeed connected to the dysfunction of the large intestine, “cleaning” the colon isn‘t a solution, but a sure formula for creating even more problems by causing even more severe forms of disbacteriosis.
As you can see, a lot of things, particularly the ones that make a bundle of money for someone without any scruples, have a greater than great potential for killing the bugs inside your gut, ruining your good looks, and dispatching you to the grave.

How to determine if you are affected by disbacteriosis?

Advised by their veterinarians, farmers pay big bucks for bacterial supplements imported from Europe to keep their farm animals well and productive, because nobody will buy a bloated, underweight, sickly calf that‘s suffering from chronic diarrhea and digestive distress.
Well, disbacteriosis in humans isn‘t any more difficult to spot than it is in livestock. Here are the telltale signs of this condition:
  • Absence of intestinal gases. When dietary fiber (soluble as well as insoluble) is present in the diet, intestinal gases are produced by bacterial metabolism. A complete absence of gases (in the presence of dietary fiber) suggests an absence of fermentation. Small amounts of soluble (digestible) fiber, such as fruit pectin, speed up the proliferation of intestinal flora, while avoiding excessive fermentation.
  • Undigested fiber in stool can be seen as white or dark specks. This is best determined by a stool exam performed by a medical lab (CDSA, or Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis). The same exam may superficially determine the symbiotic and pathogenic bacterial content and ratio, but only for a minor subset of hundreds of innate strains.
  • Constipation. Constipation is one of the most prominent signs, especially when the stools are dry or hard. This means there is too little bacteria to loosen up the formed feces and keep them moist, because, unlike other stool components, bacterial cells retain moisture.
  • Intermittent or chronic diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, and Crohn‘s disease. As you‘ve read above, the introduction of desirable bacteria into the affected large intestine heals these conditions. So it‘s a no-brainer to assume that, along with fiber, disbacteriosis plays a significant role in their pathogenesis.
  • Frequent respiratory infections, asthma, bronchitis, chronic rhinitis, post-nasal drip, nasal voice, sinus congestions, and allergiesThese primarily chronic conditions indicate a weakened immune system because of disbacteriosis. They usually appear after a routine respiratory infection that was treated with antibiotics, which in turn damage intestinal flora.
  • Blood-clotting problemsHard-to-stop ordinary bleeding and easy bruising (ecchymoses)—dark, blotchy areas of hemorrhages under the skin—may indicate a deficiency of vitamin K, which is a by-product of bacterial metabolism. Before making this determination, rule out vitamin C deficiency (scurvy) and anticlotting medications such as aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen (NSAIDs), warfarin, and others.
  • Neurological problems and anemia. Vitamin B12 is essential for the normal functioning of the nervous system and production of red blood cells. Since red meat and eggs were almost eliminated from the “healthy” Western diet until the Atkins-style diet came into vogue, the intestinal flora was the only remaining “natural” source of vitamin B12. Numbness and tingling of the hands and feet, paleness, shortness of breath, chronic fatigue, a sore mouth and tongue, and mental confusion are the most common symptoms of a vitamin B12 deficiency. At this stage, supplements are the only viable option to quickly treat and reverse these symptoms.
Keep in mind that any one of these signs may indicate other conditions. It‘s always best to consult a caring, competent physician and ask him or her to arrange for a comprehensive digestive stool analysis (CDSA) at a medical lab.
How to restore intestinal flora inside your gut?
Eliminating disbacteriosis literally means “infecting,” or, as a microbiologist might say, reinoculating your large intestine with synergistic bacterial strains. In practical terms, it means that you need to take a quality pre- and probiotics, such as Colorectal Recovery Program, which I specifically developed for this purpose.
Supplemental probiotics are the most accessible, inexpensive, and easiest form of oral bacterial therapy. You can take these supplements continuously, periodically, or on an as-needed basis, relying on your observations of stools and other symptoms of disbacteriosis as described here and in my books.
The Colorectal Recovery Program is recommended for all disbacteriosis-related conditions. These include chronic constipation,  bloating, diarrhea, irritable bowel disease, diverticulosis, depressed immunity, chronic fatigue, anemia, infertility, amenorrhea, acne, hair loss, graying hair, premature aging, prediabetes, diabetes, neurological damage  intestinal disorders, oral sores, asthma, acne, seborrhea, respiratory and urogenital infections, recurring vaginal and oral yeast infections, complications from infectious diseases, cancers, radio- and chemo- therapy, antibiotics and antiviral treatments, and after heavy metal poisoning—such as lead or mercury from amalgam fillings.
The Colorectal Recovery Program is particularly effective while breastfeeding and during restrictive weight loss diets, such as the Atkins diet, because it prevents constipation, and eliminates the risk of undernutrition or malnutrition from damaging your eyes, hearing, skin, bones, teeth, hair, and nails.
Unlike most probiotics in liquid form, powder, or gelatin capsules, probiotic capsules in theColorectal Recovery Program are coated with inert cellulose (“enteric”). This technology prevents dissolution in the stomach, protects the microorganisms from stomach‘s acidity, and assures effective release in the large intestine to assure bacteria survival and colonization. This means you can take it any time, with or without a meal.
The Colorectal Recovery Program is particularly effective when you have a severe case of long-term disbacteriosis because it contains a high quality prebiotic formula (GI Recovery) that I specifically developed to enhance the survival and effectiveness of probiotics once inside the gut.
Unlike practically all fiber-based prebiotics, GI Recovery contains L-Glutamine — an amino acid that stimulates the regeneration of intestinal mucosa that is actually “home” and source of nourishment for intestinal bacteria. Also, this approach doesn't cause gas or flatulence the way fiber-based probiotics do.
If you suffering from chronic constipation, hemorrhoidal disease, incomplete emptying, then restoring anorectal sensitivity should be your next goal. Please continue reading the How to restore anorectal sensitivity page to learn how.
For additional details about the Colorectal Recovery Program or to order it, please visit itsproduct page.

Q. How long do I have to take intestinal flora?
The content of your toilet bowl will tell you. If your stools are light, fluffy, small, and moist without fiber in your diet, you‘re okay flora-wise. I also recommend rotating various brands of probiotics for optimal effect.
You should always take probiotics after any treatment that may damage the intestinal flora, such as a course of antibiotics, laxatives, chemo-, radio-, and retroviral therapy, severe food poisoning, diarrhea, and similar circumstances.
Some brands of probiotics (not Enterophilus), especially liquid formulas, may cause severe bloating. You should always exercise caution when trying out a new brand. Keep in mind that it takes from a few days to a few weeks for intestinal flora to take hold.
Q. I take intestinal flora regularly, but still struggle with constipation.
If you are taking certain common medicines, or if you already have some form of colorectal damage, such as hemorrhoids or nerve da*mage, then bacterial supplements aren‘t going to eliminate those underlying causes of chronic constipation—even if your stools become picture-perfect in all other respects.
You may also suffer from delayed stomach emptying (gastroparesis), so your bacteria never reach the large intestine alive. That‘s because they can't bypass the stomach's acidity and enzymes, even when taken in the morning on presumably an empty stomach.
In this case you‘ll need to use the safest possible method (such as Hydro-C) to stimulate regular defecation. Whatever you decide to do, it still would be better for you than going back to fiber, because the next round of recovery may be even more complicated. Plus, keep in mind all those other essential health properties of intestinal flora, as described above.
In some respects, bacterial supplements are very much like prescription eyeglasses—you don‘t expect them to magically fix bad eyesight, but are still darn grateful for being able to see.
Q. Do you recommend liquid probiotic formulas that can be found in health stores?
To find an answer to this question, I have experimented with several brands in the past. Some left me bloated and flatulent for considerable stretches of time, even on a fiber-free diet. Perhaps they‘d been just too effective. Or, it‘s possible that live bacteria from liquid formulas took hold in the upper sections of the small intestine, where they shouldn‘t be. You may require a course of antibiotics to wipe them out if the discomfort becomes unbearable.
It‘s less likely to happen with capsules, such as Enterophilus, because the bacteria in these preparations are sublimated (dried out) into hibernation. They remain ‘asleep‘ while ‘commuting‘ through the folds of the small intestine. This trip—from the stomach to large intestine—takes around 24 hours. Once these bacteria reach the relative safety of the blind gut (it has the proper pH and no enzymes to devour them), they finally wake up and get into action.
Q. Can I keep my gut flora healthy by drinking Dannon's Activia or similar products?
Very, very unlikely. The presumably “live” or “active” bacteria in the commercially fermented beverages such as Activia, including organic ones, are likely to be dead by the time you buy them. So they won't have any beneficial effect on your digestive organs.
Manufacturers briefly expose the finished product to high heat in order to shut down fermentation (by killing bacteria, of course). This extends the shelf life of the finished product and prevents blowouts, separation of whey and solids, and spoilage.
You can easily determine if the bacteria in your favorite yogurt are indeed “live” or “active.” Pour the beverage into a clean glass, cover it tightly with plastic wrap, and leave the glass overnight in a warm place, such as the boiler room or near a warm electrical appliance. If, come morning, the wrap remains flat, it means the fermentation didn‘t start and the gases didn‘t form because the bacteria were long dead.
Even if you get lucky, and the bacteria are still alive, your stomach acid and enzymes will kill them on contact anyway. No surprise here—sterilization of food is, in fact, one of the stomach‘s key functions. Unlike bacteria in yogurt, supplemental 'dry' bacteria survive the stomach's hostile environment because they are specifically designed to bypass it.
So how can products like Dannon® Activia™ claim to restore “regularity” for some? Well, that happens not because of the bacteria, but due to the presence of inulin—a soluble fiber additive, which happens to be a potent laxative. Each serving of Activia contains 3 g of inulin. That's more soluble fiber than in six capsules of Metamucil Fiber Capsules laxative — they have only 2 g.
Inulin is harvested from plants, and is broadly used as a filler and stabilizer in processed foods. Without some kind of industrial-strength stabilizer, ersatz dairy like Activia, which is “cooked” from dry milk, would separate into water and solids before reaching consumers:
In addition to inulin, Activia's label lists the following ingredients (Dannon ® Activia™ Light Strawberry, illustration modified, click the link to see the original):
That's hardly a recipe for healthy food! Lets investigate these ingredients:
  • Cultured grade A non fat milk is a euphemism for dry milk dissolved in water. Dry milk is produced by spray-drying skim milk at extremely high temperatures. This process causes oxidation of remaining lipids, which, in turn, are implicated in atherosclerosis and cancers.
  • Water. That's tap water from the municipal water supply closest to the Dannon factory. It's the same water with which you and I would flush a toilet. While by itself, filtered and dechlorinated municipal water isn't particularly harmful, is that what you're paying for with this “yogurt”?
  • Inulin is a known allergen reported in The New England Journal of Medicine in connection to anaphylaxis, a deadly shock. Also, inulin is a fructan—fructose polymer. Fructose and other fructans cause malabsorption of nutrients in 30% to 40% of individuals, and they have been implicated in the pathogenesis of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). That's not surprising—after all inulin is a potent laxative, known to cause diarrhea. And what usually follows diarrhea? Constipation, of course. In addition to bloating, flatulence and abdominal cramps caused by fermentation of inulin, alternating patterns of diarrhea and constipation is a dead-on accurate description of IBS's primary symptoms.
  • Carmine (E 120) is a bright red artificial color harvested from scale insects. Just like inulin, it's known to cause anaphylaxis in some individuals — particularly long-term vegans, and Jews and Muslims who observe kashrut and halal (respective religious dietary rules).
  • Sucralose (E 955), a.k.a. Splenda®—an artificial sweetener. It has been reported to cause migraines, DNA damage, and thymus degeneration. The thymus produces T-cells, which play a central role in adaptive immunity.
  • Malic acid (E 296) is a known mouth irritant and cavities-causing agent. It gives Activia its tartness and makes teeth sensitive to hot and cold just like any other strong acid would do. That's the same effect as from eating sour green apples, which contain minute quantities of malic acid.
The remaining ingredients (corn starch, gelatin, sodium citrate) in Activia are less offensive fillers and preservatives, but they too have about as much business being in “healthy” yogurt as rat's excrement does in your dinner. I hope you don't vomit.
Finally, if you are experiencing bloating, flatulence, or abdominal discomfort after eating processed yogurt or ice cream, you are likely being affected by soluble fiber fillers, such as inulin, guar gum, agar, or pectin. To exclude junk food like Activia from your diet, just read the labels. By law, it's all printed there.
To summarize: beware when dealing with lawful cheats. They ruthlessly mint money at the expense of your — and your children‘s — health and longevity. The problem here isn't that Activia is junk — that, unfortunately, is still legal to sell. The problem is that Dannon ruthlessly markets it as a 'health' food to unsuspecting consumers. Even more disgraceful — it preys on and exploits adults and children with digestive disorders, who are the first to use this devil's brew.
It's in you power to stop this travesty and tragedy. Bring a copy of this page to your supermarket, grocery store, or cafeteria, particularly so-called organic stores such as Whole Foods. Ask them to remove Dannon products from their shelves. Do not patronize stores that sell this Euro-trash. Contact your stockbroker or mutual fund and ask them to divest Dannon's stock. Send a link to this page to your representatives in Congress, and demand action. The change will come. They all have kids and grandkids too.
(Guess what — I am no longer screaming “bloody murder” alone. Here is more about this courtesy of the Los Angeles Times.)
Q. How do you know so much about this subject?
I am well informed about this condition because it has been extensively covered in European medical schools for at least a century, including at my alma mater — Lviv National Medical University, one of the oldest and largest medical universities in Eastern Europe.
The role of disbacteriosis in disease was first described by Ilya Mechnikov, a famous Russian-born, French-based scientist, who (along with Paul Ehrlich) was awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine in 1908 for their research related to the role of intestinal bacteria in human immunity.
So it isn‘t really something new, unknown, or original in the world of human physiology and medicine.
Author's note
American dentists are well aware of the amalgam fillings controversy. You aren't likely to find any such fillings in their own teeth, or in the teeth of their children and spouses. Many no longer use amalgams to avoid exposure.
If you have any “black” fillings, get them replaced with composite fillings. Do it for the same reasons you don‘t want mercury in your fish, or lead in your kitchen pipes, or arsenic in your drinking water.
If your dentist tries to talk you out of it — and he or she may for legal reasons — then ask another dentist to do it for cosmetic reasons. Dentists may lose their licenses for replacing a viable filling “without cause” because it's construed as profiteering and malpractice.
When you ask dentists to do the same procedure for cosmetic reasons, or to get rid of a metallic taste in your mouth, that's okay. Hence the charade. Health concerns aren't a good enough “cause” because state licensing boards play along with the ADA's position — amalgams represent zero risk.
If you work in the same office with a person who has amalgam fillings, your exposure to mercury vapors from a breathing person may be similar or higher than from a poorly collected spill from a broken mercury thermometer.
If you would like to learn more about this subject, Amalgam Illness, Diagnosis and Treatment by Dr. Andrew Hall Cutler provides comprehensive information on all issues related to dental amalgams. It's expensive, but worth it.
Let others know about this page! This link may save a life!
Konstantin Monastyrsky
Footnotes
1. R.F. Schmidt, G. Thews. Colonic Motility. Human Physiology, 2nd edition. 29.7:733.
2. Search on keywords “disbacteriosis” and “dysbiosis”: www.ama-assn.org andwww.gastro.org on 6/19/2004.
3. The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1908. Nobel e-Museum; [link]
4. Antibiotic-Associated Colitis; 3:29; The Merck Manual Of Diagnosis and Therapy.
5. American Dental Association. “ADA continues to believe that amalgam is a valuable, viable and safe choice for dental patients and concurs with the findings of the U.S. Public Health Service that amalgam has ‘continuing value in maintaining oral health.‘» ADA Statement on Dental Amalgam, Revised January 8, 2002; [link]
6. Mercury Compounds. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; [link]

Friday, 1 November 2013

Ring Around the Opening

Ring Around the Opening
Polar Evidencehttp://skywebsite.com/hollow/arctic/id6.html

Ring Around the Opening

Polar Evidencehttp://skywebsite.com/hollow/arctic/id6.html


In the essay Seven Days North of Tibet, various types of evidence were presented in favor of the hypothesis that Dr. Fridtjof Nansen and the crew of the ship Fram grazed the edge of the Northern polar opening to the hollow portion of the Earth, during their drift across the frozen Artic ice packs. Our current article will attempt to expand upon that theme and establish a general perimeter around the polar opening. The same map from Seven Days North of Tibet is presented.


We can begin our ring around the opening at the North Pole. It suffices to say that the pole has been visited umpteen times and that no polar orifice is apparent right at that point. It is close, though. Photographs of the Pole show foreshortening of the horizon such that the horizon drops off sharply, and the landscape doesn't extend as far off as it does in lower latitudes. Also, polar anomalies, such as warming, the presence of warm-blooded animals, and Northward migrating birds, have been documented.


What interests us about Seven Days North of Tibet and the expedition carried out by Doctor Fridtjof Nansen, between 1893 and 1896, is the fact that Nansen's course across the polar ice was erratic and, at a certain point, the course itself hinted of close proximity to the opening. In fact, if one looks at the charts provided in Nansens book Farthest North, one will see some very exagerated zig zagging in March and April of 1894, right around 80* North latitude and 135* East longitude. Earlier in November of 1893 Dr. Nansen and the crew had to adjust their latitude calculations by almost one whole degree within a ten-day period. It is improbable that they moved so much in so little time; the current moving the ice upon which they were perched was only moving a couple miles per day, maybe three.

They chalked up the aberrations to navigational errors, which shows that they were trying to be honest. But could it be so? They were not amateurs. Their navigator was Sigurd Scott-Hansen, an academy graduate and career officer in the Norwegian Navy. But they were all master seamen- that's why they were chosen for the trip. They all knew the science of navigation.


What about curvature? What if the curvature of the Earth was flattening out and this is why the Norwegians couldnt pinpoint their location. Everyone knows that the Earth is not an exact sphere; it bulges slightly at the equator and flattens at the poles ( it actually angles inwards ). But hollow Earth proponents would say that there was sure a lot of flattening going on, and that a mere tendency for the curvature to plane would not account for the type of exagerrated movement, in terms of latitude, that the Norwegians experienced. What could actually account for what seemed to be so much sliding around, however, would be if the curvature had not only flattened out, but had begun a downward decline into the doughnut-shaped opening of the inner Earth. Such angles could easily account for the impression of back-sliding as they crossed and re-crossed, even staggered along, the rim of the opening.

If we imagine the face of a clock superimposed upon the opening, this grazing would have ocurred at around five o├žlock, with six oclock being at Zemlya on the Russian side, the pole at about nine o'clock, and the Bering Straits at two oclock.


Later, Nansen and the crew traced a course towards the pole, from March of 1894 until about the end of September of that year, between about 120* East and 140* East. He came across no opening along the way, and his navigational anomalies subsided a bit, which suggested that he was angling away laterally from the steeper grade of the opening as he left behind the Siberia/Alaska side and inched across the Artic basin towards the Greenland side. This suggests that the opening is offset from the pole with the beginning of the rim near the point where Nansen experienced the greatest movement in terms of zig zag- sliding from 135* to 139* East longitude, and around 80* North latitude. ( See the green oval on the map )

Do the navigational anomalies prove, by themselves, the existence of a polar opening? No, and taken piecemeal, most of the polar anomalies can be explained in other ways. For example, the volcanic ash which is so typical in the polar areas could be due to an uncharted land mass and not an opening- maybe the governments of the region have reason to hide such a land mass from the public, maybe for security reasons. But taken all together, polar anomalies, including curvature anomalies, constitute strong deductive evidence.


On the Alaska/Siberia side of things, a rather unfortunate event defined another boundry to the polar opening. Lieutenant George W. De Long passed through the Bering Straits in August of 1879, in command of the steamer Jeanette. On September 6th, at 71* 35 North latitude, 175* 06 East longitude, the ship became stuck in the ice. This was right next to Wrangel Island. Two years later the ship sunk just North of the New Siberian Islands, at 77* 15 North. She had hooked around the polar basin, between 70* and 77* latitude, without coming upon any opening. This tells us that the opening does not extend to the mid-seventy degrees of latitude, at least not on the Alaska-Siberian side ( nor any other side ). According to our analysis so far, it would have to fall higher in latitude, closer to the Pole. ( Again, notice the green oval on the map )


We can close our ring around the polar opening by considering the dirgible flight of Roald Amudsen in May of 1926. Amudsen passed over the pole and then steered a course along 170* longitude West towards the Bering Straits between Alaska and Siberia. He experienced a couple of the usual polar anomalies the farther North he went: Warming of the air and sea temperatures was one of them, and the presence of land birds too far away from any land, but what is interesting to our current analysis is the fact that when the Amudsen dirgible reached the Bering Straits it ended up over 100 miles off course on the Russian side. This suggests that the dirgible dipped into and followed along the bowl-like depression, and that the irregular curvature threw it off course and sent it into Siberia on a slight tangent. All of the above evidence suggests a polar opening, on the Siberian side of the Pole, within a ring established by the different polar explorers.


The Amudsen dirgible flew over extended stretches of cloud cover, which leaves open the possibility of its having been rather far down the funnel of the opening, maybe even rather close to the neck of it, without the occupants realising it. This means that the opening could stretch from the area where Nansen and the crew of the Fram experienced their polar anomalies, which was on the Siberian side, across the Polar basin to the Canadian side, as far as 170* of longitude. This was actually inadvertently indicated by the Russian description of the magnetic pole as a line stretching 1,000 miles from above Zemlya and across the Arctic towards Elizabeth Island.


All of our evidence is circumstantial so far. In order to reinforce our argument, let us now consider actual sightings of land masses within our ring-like framework. We shall draw upon Admiral MacMillans book Four Years in the White North. The following testimony is not the testimony of the admiral himself; rather, it is testimony of others which he compiled in an appendix to his book.


Captain Richardson, in his work The Polar Regions; says: The Eskimos of Point Barrow have a tradition, reported by Dr. Simpson, surgeon of the Plover ( in the year 1832 ), of some of their tribe having been carried to the North on ice broken up in a southery gale, and arriving, after many nights at a hilly coun-try inhabited by people like themselves, speaking the Eskimo language, and by whom they were well received. After a long stay, one spring in which the ice remained without movement they returned without mishap to their own country and reported their adventures. An obscure indication of land to the north was actually perceived from the masthead of the Plover when off Point Barrow.[ This could easily have been a mirage of land which really existed further to the North. Such superior mirages are common in the Artic and can be perceived over long distances, as we shall see ]


In 1850, Captain Mc Lure, when off the Northern coast of Alaska, wrote in his journal that judging from the character of the ice and a light, shady tint in the sky, there must be land to the north of him.


' Marcus Taker, writing in the National Geographic Magazine, 1894, under a title of An Undiscovered Land off the Coast of Alaska, says: It is often told that natives wintering between Harrison and Camden Bays have seen land to the North in the bright clear days of spring. In the winter of 1886 1887 Uxharen, an enterprising Eskimo of Ootkearie was very anxious for me to get some captain to take him the following summer, with his family canoe and outfit, to the North-east as far as the ship went, and then he would try to find this mysterious land of which he had heard so much; but no one cared to bother with this venturesome Eskimo explorer.


' The only report of land having been seen in this vicinity by civilized man was made by Capt. John Keenan, of Troy, New York, in the Seventies ( 1870s ), at that time in command of the whaling-bark Stamboul, of New Bedford. Captain Keenan said that after taking several whales the weather became thick, and he stood to the North under easy sail and was busily engaged in trying out and stowing down the oil taken. When the fog cleared off, land was distinctly seen to the North bv him and all the men of his crew, but as he was not on a voyage of discovery, and there were no whales in sight, he was obliged to give the order to keep away to the South in search of them.


In June, 1904,' Dr. R. A Harris, of the United States Coast and Geodetic survey, published in the National Geographic Magazine his reasons for believing that there must he a large body of undiscovered land or shallow water in the polar regions. He based his theory upon the report that Siberian driftwood had been picked up in South Greenland, upon the observations of drifting polar ice, upon the drift of the ship Jeannette, and upon numerous tidal observations made along the Northern coast of Alaska and Eastward.'


But this varied collection of testimony is just the tip of the iceberg when compared with the testimony of men such as Doctor Frederick A Cook, the discoverer of the North Pole, Admiral Peary and the actual testimony of Admiral MacMillan himself. The observations of these men have been laid out and explained very well by others, but I will try to communicate the essence for the benefit of the reader's understanding.


These three were all active around the Northern tip of Ellesmere Island, which is also the Northernmost tip of Canada, and which lies right next to the tip of Greenland. The area is only about 6* from the pole. From various points of elevation, as well as from across the ice, as much as ten years apart, these three men observed a mountainous land mass which they described as filling up a third of the horizon, about 120* around them. Admiral Peary mentioned white summits ... distinctly on June 28th, 1906. Admiral Macmillan organized an expedition which traveled across the ice 130 miles after seeing this continent from the heights of Ellesmere Island and wrote that his observations resembled in every particular an immense land while observing in clear weather with powerful binoculars. He went on to describe hills, valleys and snow-capped peaks, all this in April of 1914.



Note: The approximate location of the sightings of a land mass is depicted on the above map as an island, and it is labelled " Crocker Land." It could, however, be a matter of the tip of a continent of the hollow world fingering its way to the rim of the opening. The image is used with permission by Dave Johnson. ( See link below. )


Which brings us to the testimony of Dr. Frederick A Cook. Dr. Cook also observed this land mass while traveling across the ice. He made a round trip to the Pole and choose a much more Western route, bringing him closer to the sighting. Dr. Cook also made entries in his log book just as the other explorers did. Additionally, however, he took some photographs. The significance of this is that, first of all, we have some visual evidence to consider, and that second, we actually have a picture of a land mass which is not exactly on the surface of the Earth, but rather, which fingers its way up to the rim from within. It is amazing that evidence such as this could exist. The photographic plates formed a part of the Cook collection in the U.S. Library of Congress, but by an ironic coincidence, they are missing. Even so, one single picture remains with us because it is in the book by Doctor Cook. It was scanned with good resolution by Jan Lamprecht and included in his book Hollow Planets as Plate 31. The points to be made with reference to the picture are that it cannot be confused with sea ice on the horizon, nor with ice islands that typically have ice mounds atop them, ( such do exist ). It is a picture of a land mass, confirmed by Eskimo testimony, and answers to some specific descriptions in the doctor's log book.


The sighting seems to have been a mirage, but this is not to say that it was false. A mirage is actually a reflection which is carried over long distances through thermal layers of air, especially if the mirage were to originate from a curved, funnel-like opening.


Therefore, it seems reasonable to hypothesize that the visions seen by Cook, Peary and MacMillan could have had their origin as much as a few hundred miles away, which would put it within the area which we have circled in our ring around the opening. A few hundred miles would put the land mass quite on the " Wrangel Island " side of the Pole, North of the Amudsen dirgible. Mirage behavior would also explain the previously mentioned sightings from the Northern rim of Alaska and Canada, that they were seen over a distance, although the land was not adjacent to the North American continent.

Nansen also experienced a mirage, apparently of the inner sun, from the Russian side, just up from the New Siberian Islands. There are a few hints in his description which suggest that Nansen viewed a mirage of the inner sun.

The North Pole attainments of both Dr. Cook and Admiral Peary reinforce the idea that the opening is not far from the Pole, i.e., five degrees or so and inside of our " ring." Cook and Peary both claimed to have arrived at the North Pole. There is a controversy surrounding this matter, but for our purposes it is enough to say that both passed at least close to it. Now, what did they experience? On their way, they had to penetrate ( from the Canadian side ) over a ridge of crumpled up ice which runs in a circle around the opening. Once they crossed that ridge of ice, they found relatively smooth ice over which they made quick progress- too quick, in fact.

Some of Peary's speed, for example, can be attributed to the smoother ice in the area between the pole and the suspected opening, but not all of his speed- he claims to have covered 153 statute miles in just over two days, as he began his return. Smooth ice might have helped his speed, but not that much. The only way that we can account for his speed is if we take into consideration the flattening of the curvature of the Earth in the region of the opening. The flattening of the curvature increases the lateral distance covered and gives a false impression of the actual distance covered.

A lingering doubt in the mind of any thoughtful person has to do with the lack of direct discovery and perception. There are reasons for this. Well leave any conspiracy theories aside for the moment and will consider the possibility of explorers passing close by the opening without perceiving it. How could this be so?

Commercial aircraft have typically taken routes around the area in question, but not through it. Very recently, passenger flights began flying across the pole, a bit towards the Greenland side. At times, some flights have been deviated to a more Westerly route.

But why don't modern aircraft fly to the edge of the opening? This is because there is all kinds of magnetic distortion near the poles, as the magnetic lines of force pass through the inner rim of the doughnut opening. So as aircraft approach the opening, their instruments of navegation typically go haywire. At this point, it is assumed that the aircraft is basically over the pole. With the navegational instruments haywire, how is anyone going to know exactly where they are? And why would any pilot stick around to find out? The standard maneuver as a pilot passes near the magnetic distortion is to execute a right-angle turn until the navegational instruments re-orient themselves, then head back in his original direction. As many times as the pilot experiences magnetic distortion, he executes right-angle turns until he works his way around the circular opening, which defines the distortion in the first place, then procedes in his original direction. In this way, even given hundreds of opportunities, aircraft only approach the rim without penetrating inwards any further.

But what about Artic explorers? The Pole has been approached from various angles, even from converging angles at the same time, the expeditions joining up at the pole. How come no opening has been noticed?

This is because the funnel shape of the opening would give the illusion, to a person traveling across along the bowel-like side, of having come straight across the neck of the opening. Such a traveler would have experienced exaggerated sledding speeds as the curvature flattened out, and any movement would have given greater lateral progress across the top of the world. Along the inner rim the angle of the curvature would have tilted inwards. Thus, looking straight above, the person would seem to be looking at that point which is straight over the middle of the doughnut opening, but from an angle, off to the side, and without realising that any inward angle is even involved! Thus, the person would have been crossed, roundabout, to one side of the opening while thinking that he/she had made progress straight across. Arriving at the other side, the person might have remarked " Well, I didn't see any polar opening and I just came straight across the area."

True, this traveler would not have seen any opening because the opening does not have a right-angle drop, and the opening is too huge to notice any dimensions. The only thing that the " traveler " would have seen would have been the horizon, because the curvature is gradual. But a change in the horizon would be noticed because the horizon is foreshortened due to the fact that the curvature does become more acute as it angles inwards. This was noted by Lt. ( later General ) Greely as well as Admiral Peary North of Greenland and Canada, what to speak of Dr. Fridtjofnansen on the other side of the basin.

One can only stop and wonder if it really isn't possible after all for there to be a hollow portion to the Earth on which we live, with openings at the polar extremes.

Saturday, 26 October 2013

Questions and Answers on the Black Sect

36. Questions and Answers on the Black Sect (The Bon Religion)

HOUSEHOLD FENG-SHUI

Written by Living Buddha Lian-sheng, Sheng-yen Lu
Translated by Janny Chow

36. Questions and Answers on the Black Sect (The Bon Religion)

An expert researching the field of world religions found my book Hei Jiao Hei Fa (The Black Sect and Black Magic) quite interesting and decided to pay me a special visit. During our meeting, he raised many questions on the Black (Bon) Sect. I have sorted out our conversations and present them below in a question and answer format. I believe the publishing of this article will provide a satisfactory and overall understanding to the origin and development of the Tibetan Black Sect.

Question: When and where did the Bon Religion originate?
Answer: The Bon Religion was originally an animist-shamanist religion that developed in the Tibetan highlands. According to the Yung-drung Bon Chiao Shih (A History of the Yung-drung Bon Religion), the Bon Religion had been in existence as early as 400 B.C.. Originating in Zhang-zhung, it was later introduced into the Yar-klung Valley. The fact that the original Bon Religion was an animist-shamanist religion is undisputed.

Question: What is an animist-shamanist religion?
Answer: An animist-shamanist religion arises when people harbor fears, suspiciousness, and hope towards objects found in nature and start to worship them. The most important tenet in the Bon Religion was that everything had a spirit; they therefore worshipped the heaven, the earth, the sun, the moon, mountains, rivers, thunder, lightning, hail, fog, and even birds and animals.

Question: Are there other religions similar to the Bon Religion?
Answer: From my understanding, in northeastern China, Mongolia, and even the highland areas in Taiwan, other tribes practiced similar shamanism and sorcery. In fact, animist-shamanist religious practices have been found all over the earth, preceding the development of theology-based religions. Animist-shamanist religions form the earliest known religious practices.

Question: What did the Bon believers worship?
Answer: According to chronicles of Tibet, Bon believers revered ghosts and sorcery and regarded the ibex, a high mountain goat, as god. They deified and worshipped yaks, goats, and sheep because these animals played intimate roles in their daily lives. The horns of yaks and goats were used in sacrificial rituals and especially treasured as precious vessels.

Question: How was the world divided according to the Bon Religion?
Answer: Followers of the Bon Religion believed the world was divided into three spheres: the upper Heaven sphere, the middle Earth sphere, and the lower Underworld sphere, the latter of which was inhabited by demons. In heaven there lived six gods who were brothers. The greatest god `Samba`* was regarded as the creator of the universe. Bon followers also worshipped Dragon gods (kLu) who ruled over the human world. There were also mountain, water, and earth spirits collectively known by the name gNyan. The god of the powerful Thang-lha mountain chain was also known as `the Great gNyan.`

Question: Why was the Black Sect called the Bon Sect?
Answer: Most religions have spokespersons. Otherwise known as priests, they serve as go-betweens among gods, humans, and demons. The priests of the Black Sect were therefore also called the Bon-po Religion, or Bon for short. The priests of the Black Sect were divided into three ranks: heavenly Bon-pos, earthly Bon-pos, and high Bon-pos.

Question: In your book, Hei Jiao Hei Fa, you pointed out that the Black Sect worshipped yaks. Do you have proof of this?
Answer: Around the fourth century B.C., the Black Sect had already formed its own religious system. At the time, a tribal chief gNya-khri bTsan-po from the Yar-klung district became the first king of central Tibet. He had come from a tribe known as the Six Yak-bulls who worshipped yaks as gods. It was with the support of the Bon Religion that gNya-khri bTsan-po became king. This was why I mentioned the Black Sect worshipped the yak gods.

Question: How did the Bon priests make a living?
Answer: The Black or Bon Religion in Tibet has had twenty-seven generations. In the past, the Bon priests were very powerful. They engaged in prayers and rituals to invoke blessings from heaven, to effect healing, to conduct divinations, to aid in business deals, and also to settle disputes. They also engaged in practices aimed to bring misfortune or punishment in the form of illnesses and deadly hail storms, and they called upon wicked ghosts to commit assaults and evil deeds on others. At that time, the Bon-pos had a great influence in many aspects of life, including fertility, marriage, healing, funerals, relocation, travel, agriculture, hunting, grazing, and the government. The Bon Religion was actually in control of the whole of Tibet, as everything had to be approved by the Bon-pos.

Question: Were there different factions in the Black or Bon Religion?
Answer: Yes, there were more or less three factions. The first, Du-Bon*, was founded by Ni-sin*. This faction was popular in Eastern Tibet and reached its height during the reign of king Da-hri Tsan-po*. The second faction, Cha-Bon*, was founded by the three Bon priests from Kashmir. This group flourished during the reign of sPu-lde Gung-rgyal up until the establishment of the Tibetan Dynasty. The third faction, Chueh-Bon*, was founded by Ching-chun Pan-chih-ta* and flourished around the time Buddhist Tantrayana was introduced into Tibet.

Question: What were the responses of the Bon Religion when Buddhist Tantrayana was first brought into Tibet?
Answer: When Tantrayana Buddhism was introduced into Tibet, it entered a long period of fighting with the Bon Religion ?this is the famous struggle between Buddhism and Bon. According to the annals of the Tibetan history of religions, as soon as Buddhism entered Tibet, it immediately met with resentment and resistance from the traditional Bon Religion. This is understandable. The intense and protracted rivalry between Tantrayana Buddhism and the Bon Religion lasted over two hundred years.

Questions: Did Tantrayana Buddhism finally win?
Answer: Yes. That is the main reason why I advocate that we should not blur the distinction between Tantrayana Buddhism and the Tibetan Bon Religion.

Question: Does the Bon Religion have its own scriptures?
Answer: The Bon Religion originally had no scriptures of its own. When Buddhism was introduced into Tibet, it brought many sutras and much literature. This caused great shock among the Bon Religion adherents. They attempted to defeat Buddhism with comparable weapons and took section II (chapters 51 to 80) of the Yogacara-bhumi and changed it to the Bon Sutra. They also appropriated the Great Dharani Sutra and changed it into their own White Dragon Sutra and Black Dragon Sutra. The Prajna Hundred Thousand Praises was changed into the Bon-po Kanjur. It is pitiful and laughable that, after stealing these Buddhist texts, the Bon-pos then claimed their texts had been copied by Buddhists authors.

Question: When was Buddhism introduced into the Tibetan area?
Answer: Buddhism was first introduced around the seventh century, during the reign of the Tibetan King Srong-btsan sgam-po. Some records also claimed that, during the reign of Lha-tho-tho-ri, the fifth predecessor of the above-mentioned king, Buddhism had been introduced into Tibet. Buddhism was of course brought into Tibet from India, but there was also a myth alleging that a treasure trunk containing Buddhist writings, a stupa, and Buddhist statues had fallen from Heaven.

Question: Can you briefly describe the Bon Religion attempts to suppress Buddhism?
Answer: According to Chronicles of the Tibetan Kings, there were the following events:

1) During the building of the Jo-khang Cathedral, construction accomplished during the day was sabotaged by Bon followers at night.
2) In order to alleviate the struggles between the Buddhist and Bon groups, the royal court compromised by adding Bon symbols around outside of the cathedral.
3) During the ministry of the powerful mGar family, Buddhist monks were expelled and Buddhist sutras were suppressed. Both large and small cathedrals were shut down, and an image of Shakyamuni Buddha brought by Princess Wen-chng was buried underground.
4) Tibetan ministers who were Bon followers interpreted an epidemic of smallpox as a sign of the wrath of ancient gods and attributed the outbreak to the Buddhist monks. They laid the blame on Princess Chin-cheng and instigated riots against the Tang Dynasty and Buddhism.
5) During the period when Na-lang-shi* assisted the king, Buddhist statues were buried underground, the Jo-khang became an execution ground, and a decree was issued suppressing Buddhism throughout the country.
6) Anti-Buddhist Bon ministers claimed Shantarakshita, the Indian Buddhist teacher, had induced the wrath of the Bon-po gods and brought famine to Tibet. They succeeded in securing a temporary expulsion of Shantarakshita to Nepal.
7) Padmasambhava fought and subjugated the Bon priests finally allowing Buddhism to thrive in Tibet.

This complicated struggle between Bon and Buddhism lasted for more than two hundred years. During the reign of King gLang-dar-mar, there was another upsurge to revive Bon and eliminate Buddhism and the Dharma. Apart from the destruction of temples and monasteries and the burning of Buddhist books, upper level monks were murdered, middle level monks were expelled, and ordinary monks were forced to return to secular life. During this period of oppression of the Dharma in Tibet, all overt Buddhist activities were suppressed.

It is a historical fact that Buddhism and the Bon Religion were two irreconcilable rivals, and this has been recorded throughout the whole of Tibetan history. Tantrayana Buddhism and the Bon Religion are two distinct religions and should not be confused as one.

Question: Can you talk about the struggle between Padmasambhava and the Bon priests?
Answer: Shantarakshita suggested that the Tibetan King invite Padmasambhava to Tibet to subjugate the Bon sorcerers. Padmasambhava was the great Tantrayana master in Udyana, the modern city of Kashmir. On his journey, Padmasambhava started conquering the Bon shamans. The details are recorded in the biography of Padmasambhava. Of course, Padmasambhava was a true Tantrayana master, far more capable than the Bon-pos. This enabled him to finally gain the upper hand.

Padmasambhava also adopted a new strategy. After subduing the great mountain and water spirits of the Bon Religion, he turned them into the Dharma Protectors of Buddhism. Among the Bon spirits, there are `twelve Dan-mas`* who have all become Tantrayana Dharma Protectors. The following is a description of Padmasambhava in the religious history of Tibet. `Using his transcendental and miraculous powers, Padmasambhava subjugated the maras and non-humans who vowed from then on to turn to goodness and protect the righteous Dharma.`

Question: It was said that during the struggle between Buddhism and Bon, there was a great debate. What do you know about this?
Answer: At the height of their antagonism against Buddhism, the Bon followers included in their prayers the following verse, `May the Bon ruler sTonpa gShenrab trample upon the lotus throne of Shakyamuni.` They aimed their insults directly at Shakyamuni Buddha. At the time, twenty-seven noblemen had requested the king abandon the Bon Religion to study Buddhism. King Khri-srong Ide-btsan therefore decided to organize a debate between Bon and Buddhism. The Bon doctrines were very shallow and no match for Buddhism profound philosophy and doctrines. The Bon-pos naturally lost the debate. As a result, the royal court announced that Bon was to become an illegal religion, and neither members of the military nor civilians were to practice it. Finally, the Bon followers had to go underground.

Question: Can you describe the development of exoteric and esoteric Buddhism in Tibet?
Answer: Many people are aware that Buddhism was first introduced into Tibet primarily in the Sutrayana form. During the later period of introduction, people engaged in both exoteric and esoteric practices. When Tantrayana became popular in India, many famous Tantric teachers came to Tibet through Kashmir. As esoteric Tantrayana methods can greatly accelerate the process of Enlightenment, these methods became very popular in Tibet, a society that had long undergone upheavals and turbulence.

Question: Is Bon a sect of the Tantrayana Buddhism?
Answer: Bon was originally an animist-shamanist religion in the Tibetan highlands and, from the beginning, was never Tantrayana. Buddhism and Bon have engaged in struggles for hundreds of years. Bon is fundamentally distinct from Buddhism and not a part of Tantrayana. As for Bon followers who became Buddhists, we can only regard them as converts from the Bon Religion to Buddhism. Tantrayana is Tantrayana, Bon is Bon, and the two should not be confused. Passing Bon off as Tantrayana is deceiving and confounding and serves no purpose at all!

Note: All names denoted by * are transliterations of Chinese terms.

Saturday, 18 May 2013

A Hollow Earth?

 A Hollow Earth?     

Modern Science says no!

Modern Science will tell you that it is impossible for the earth to be "Hollow". This same Modern Science will tell you man came from a monkey and there are no such things as UFO’s. The "official" position of the Church (Holy Roman version) was that the earth was flat. The emerging sciences began to realize that this was wrong. Today in the minds of too many people, the Bible has lost its validity because men were wrong! It is funny that the Bible declared the earth was round long before there was a "Modern Science" or The Church! (Holy Roman type).

Isa 40:22 "It is He who sits above the circle of the earth, and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers, who stretches out the heavens like a curtain, and spreads them out like a tent to dwell in."

The Bible has always remained true, it is man’s own interpretation or rather the lack of proper interpretive procedures that are flawed!

Is there a controversy about a hollow earth?

Most Christians profess belief in a literal "Hell". When pressed to define where it is, most will point to the ground or define this never-never land in another dimension on some spiritual plane. A vague unclear concept of hell has been taught for over the last 100 years. The result is another great miss-conception within much of traditional Christianity concerning the separation of spirit and flesh.

The actual evidence Scientifically is no more conclusive about a Hollow Earth than it is about Evolution or UFO’s. There is valid scientific proof that hollow planets and moons may be the norm and not even an exception. The actual fact is that we (at least the public) know very little about the inner condition of the earth. The point is that in spite of any claims by science, it has not been proven that the earth is solid.

I believe because science has been able to produce many conveniences of technology, Scientists have moved into the place of being what I call Scientist- Priests. They tell us what to believe both spiritually and in the physical natural realm and we are to unquestionably accept it. This was what people once did with the Priests of the Holy Roman Empire. All we have done is focused the same behavior from Organized Religion to Organized Science which for many has become their unquestionable religion. I believe the Church is embarrassed by the staunch position of Scientists Priests who proclaim with ridicule the very thought of a hollow earth.

Legends Abound:

Legends abound throughout many cultures about the origin of the first people who inhabited the earth. Some describe a race appearing from inside the earth. For example Indian folklore tells of "white tribes that live in the earth" appearing occasionally from caves. A series of Cave drawings from India shows a group of people emerging from a hollow void beneath the earth. According to local legends these were the first human beings that left a subterranean world to begin populating the surface world.

Native American legends from the Mandan, Sioux and Tuscaroras include their tribal origins as coming from inside the earth. Eskimos have the same tribal teachings. The Shawnees claim a civilization of "whites" lived in Florida before they arrived and left their buildings going back into caves in the earth. Incas have a similar folklore of a subterranean white race that travels via caves. From China, Iceland and the South American Aztec’s their writings tell of an inner domain created by the "gods" for the first humans. An Eastern legend describes the origin of Adam came from inside the earth. A Hindu legend adds that Adam was a king of a group who fled a great cataclysm into the hollow earth and then returned to repopulate afterward. Tibetan monks refer to two underground areas Shambala and Agatha as underground dwelling places for ascended masters and others. Orpheus went into the earth to seek out Euridice of Greek mythology, Apollo’s real home was among the Hyperboreans inside the earth of Roman Mythology. The Valkries descended and ascended into an inner domain in Nordic mythology. Even today, the Bon Po sect of Tibet claim to be in contact with underground masters and the "King of the World"; Lord Maitreya, in tunnels and caverns in the Himalayan mountains.

Names like Agharti, Shamballa, Shangri-La, Thule, Arktos, Valhalla, and Hades all speak of different cultural beliefs in an inner earth. The concept in myth and legend is truly as universal as the Flood.

Historical Evidence?                                                                                                                                   Sir Edmond Halley

The first person to write an entire work on a hollow earth was the famous English Astronomer and Mathematician; Sir Edmund Halley (yes, the comet guy) In 1692 he published his theory about a hollow earth. His theory was developed from working with Sir Isaac Newton on earth magnetism fluctuations and the possible causes. His solution, the earth was hollow. He believed there were three concentric cones with a molten lava core, which served as an "inner sun".

Many in the beginning of the 19th century had popularized a hollow earth. This idea was taken seriously in our own history in America. John Simms a former Captain and decorated hero in the U.S. Army dedicated his life to undertaking the theory of a hollow earth. He believed there was a civilization that existed there as well, with openings at both poles. He died in 1829 with his dream unrealized but his ideas were responsible for the ill-fated government- backed Expedition of 1838-1840 to the Antarctic led by Charles Wilkes. The Smithsonian Institute was built for the express purpose of holding the findings of this effort, supported by President John Quincy Adams and approved by Congress.

Admiral Byrd

There were many other explorers in the late 19 and early 20th century that set out to attempt the exploration of the Polar Regions. The most recent and successful was that of Admiral Richard Byrd. Making many flights over both poles and mapping the Antarctic, Byrd became Americas "expert". In his early years (1929) he made a flight with his navigator Lloyd K. Grenlie over the Antarctic discovering a range of high mountain peaks called the Rockefeller Mountains, named after the sponsor of the expedition. It is alleged that they made a filming of a second trip that year. The newsreel film was played all over theaters in America describing both trips. In this film it showed photographs of "the land beyond the pole" including Mountains, trees, rivers and a large animal identified as a Woolly Mammoth! But of course today this film no longer exists. Grenlie before his death had confirmed the existence of the movie. In his book, " World beyond the poles." (1959) Author F.A. Giannini presents signed testimonies of witnesses who remember viewing the movie. (I personally remember my Grandparents telling me as a child something about this movie.)

Many of the last trips made by Byrd started out with enthusiastic claims of being the most important discoveries to be made. Upon returning the Press gave little fanfare and Byrd said nothing. In a Diary claimed to be the "lost Diary" of his Antarctic trip in 1947 there is an entry,

Flight Log, Camp Arctic, Feb 19, 1947

" We are crossing over the small mountain range still proceeding northward...Beyond the mountain range is what appears to be a small river… There should be no green valley here. Something is definitely wrong and abnormal here...We should be over ice and snow. From the port side there are great forests growing on the mountain side…The instruments are still spinning. The gyroscope is oscillating back and forth...I alter the altitude to 1400 feet and execute a sharp left turn...The light here seems different. I cannot see the sun anymore...We make another left turn and spot what seems to be a large animal of some kind below...it looks like a mammoth-like animal. This is incredible, but there it is...temperature indicator reads 74 degrees...Continue our heading. Navigation instruments seem normal now...Radio is not functioning. The countryside is more level than normal...Ahead we spot what seem like habitations. This is impossible! Aircraft seems light and oddly buoyant. The controls refuse to respond. The engines of our craft have stopped running. The landing process is beginning...I am making a hasty last entry in the flight log. I do not know what is going to happen now..."

Hollow earth researchers are divided about the diary. The skepticism is mostly based on the next entry where Byrd describes that his plane was forced landed by a flying disk. There was a swastika like marking on it. He then encountered tall blond hair, blue eyed men who spoke English in a broken German-Nordic accent. He was given a tour and a message to the surface warning them about the use of testing nuclear weapons.

Red flag Warning!

As much as I would like to believe in this lost diary there are some real problems. I have no problem with the content. Even though it all might sound wacky to most. My problem is the manner in which he responded to what he was experiencing. Wasn’t it already recorded that he made this trip and filmed it in 1929? Then why is he so taken back and surprised in 1947???

Would he not make comments that this was just like or similar to the last trip he had already made? He would have a been there, done that slant to his writing. This is too convenient in timing and inconsistent to his past experiences.

I have no doubt that these events occurred; I just doubt that this diary is genuine. When investigating anything that is being covered up or silenced, you have to expect a lot of spurious information added for a variety of reasons. I believe someone well aware of the truth tried to create documentation to prove their case. But proof may be in the suspicious reactions of our own government (U.S.) to the Nazi colony and Byrd’s trip to the Antarctic in 1947 named Operation High-Jump. Admiral Byrd, our only expert on the Antarctic, commands the expedition. Equipped with 13 ships including an aircraft carrier, two planes and 4,000 ground troops, the convoy steams to the Antarctic. The public is told that this was a scientific expedition to "test" military equipment in extreme cold conditions; the expedition is outfitted for 8 months. This would not seem unusual except the expedition maneuvered like a military assault. They made a two-point landing converging on an area named "Neu-Schwabenland" which the Nazi’s explored and sectioned off, claiming it as theirs. The expedition returns to America a few weeks later after suffering heavy losses of equipment. Washington censures Admiral Byrd to be silent about the failed operation. What actually happened in the Antarctic we may never know. What we find are trace evidence of some kind of cover-up. Another piece of evidence we find is the authentic Diary of Byrd’s

In the authentic Diary of Byrd’s, his last entry before his death in 1957 tells us something of a truth.

"December 25, 1956 these last few years since 1947 have not been so kind. I now make my final entry in this singular diary. In closing I must state that I have faithfully kept this matter secret as directed all these years. It has been completely against my values and moral rights. Now I seem to sense a long night coming on and this secret will not die with me, but as truth shall, it shall triumph. It is the only hope for all mankind. I have seen and it has quickened my spirit and set me free. I have done my duty towards the monstrous military industrial complex. Now the long night of the Arctic ends, the brilliant sunshine of truth shall come again, and those who are of darkness shall fail in flight. For I have seen that land beyond the poles, the center of the great unknown."

It was then signed with his signature Richard E. Byrd, United States Navy. This entry indicates that he was silenced from what he experienced and knew. In any conspiracies and cover-ups you will not find hard evidence, only the results of suspicious actions and reactions, along with traces and bits of evidence that create more questions than answers.

An Occult perspective of the earth:

Even occultist’s had a variety of beliefs, some "supernaturally" given to them. Cyrus "Koresh" Teed, founder of Koreshanity, taught that the earth was a laminated shell, formed from the noble metals with gold as the outermost one. The sun and the stars and their reflections, (called planets as well as the moon) moved within that sphere. There is a black counter sun, which provided obstructions of night. He received this understanding from an angelic figure that appeared to him in his alchemical laboratory. His following was cultist and he mixed his own brand of pseudo-Christianity. The following prophecy is almost a self-proclaiming inference as a messianic figure.

"We are now approaching a great biological conflagration. Thousands of people will dematerialize, through a biological electro-magnetic vibration. This will be brought about through the direction of one mind, the only one that has knowledge of the law of this bio-alchemical transmutation. The change will be accomplished through the formation of a biological battery, the laws of which are known only to one man. This man is Elijah the prophet, ordained of God, the Shepard of the Gentiles and the central reincarnation of the ages. From this conflagration will spring the sons of God, the biune offspring of the Lord Jesus, the Christ and Son of God."

This bizarre cosmology influenced Adolf Hitler to the point where he acted upon them. Sending an expedition to Iceland, He attempted to bounce radar waves off the "shell" to detect British Navel activity. Obviously this became a failed mission but other occult revelators may have opened up the reality of a Hollow Earth to him.

Science Fiction or Fact?                                                                                                                  Sir Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Sir Edward Bulwer-Lytton was known worldwide for his book, "The last days of Pompeii". He was a high ranking Freemason, a Rosicrucian and a member of the neo-pagan English social order known as the "Golden Dawn". He wrote a book (supposedly fiction) called, "The Coming Race"(1871). This story tells of highly developed subterranean beings that possess a mysterious power of the Vril Force. The beings are described as extremely tall Caucasians with superhuman strength. This strength enables them to utilize a strap on device of wings, which enables them to fly. Their life span ranges into centuries. The Vril power is a mental one that is focused into a crystal staff that each person possesses. They view human surface dwellers as one would view cattle or pets. The story claims that they will one day emerge from their underground caverns to reclaim the surface and dominate us. Although presented to the public as fiction, occult initiates believed this to be truth veiled in a fictional story.

One of the secret societies that merged with the Thule society to form the Nazi party was the Vril society. They based their entire society upon this occult "fiction" book. Their desire was to discover and develop this power of the Vril and contact the inner beings to form an alliance. As way out as this might sound, actions were taken seriously to achieve this goal. In modern times it would be the same as the Masons merging with the official Stark Trek fan club to form a powerful political movement.

Not so New Age concept:

H.P. Blavatsky, spiritualist medium and founder of Theosophy stated that the North Pole is the region of Atma, a pure electro-magnetic soul of the earth and spirituality called the Gate, whereas the South Pole is called "The Pit." cosmically and terrestrially. North being positive and the South Pole being negative. She wrote about the Aryan "master race" and their subterranean origin from within the earth. The earth then was like a living force with energy and light flowing inward into the North Pole and excreting out of the South Pole. Mankind emerging from the "womb" to live on the surface is compared to a "birthing".

At the turn of the 19th century many intellectuals and European Aristocrats took Blavatsky’s Theosophy based upon her main work "Secret Doctrines" to heart. The Thule society was formed based upon Theosophy and the Secret Doctrine. As mentioned this was the intellectual occult secret societies and financial groups that later became a part of the Nazi party!

A 19th Century Christian Perspective:

H.M. Howell, a Christian Educator, wrote in his book, "The Kosmic Problem Solved," (1895) that a parallel existed between the ocean currents and the four rivers mentioned in Genesis 2:10-14 as flowing out of Eden. Eden then would be on the concave side of the globe, with the waters welling out through the hole at the South Pole, completing it’s course back into the earth at the opening in the North Pole. I mention this visionary and inspired man of God because he got it right! We shall now look at what the word of God tells us about our own world. It is truly Beyond Science Fiction!

What Jesus had to say about a Hollow Earth:

While speaking to his disciples about stewardship, faith and forgiveness Jesus told an actual, literal story of Lazarus and the rich man. He does not name the rich man but he names the beggar, Lazarus. Whenever Jesus spoke a parable, he never used personal names therefore this was an actual event being described by Jesus.

Luke 16"19-26 There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day: And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores, And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. And it came to pass that he died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame. But Abraham said, Son, remember that you in your lifetime received your good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and you are tormented... And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from here to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from there..."

For now, let’s look at the geographical details disregarding the spiritual implications. We have two areas separated by a gulf or chasm, which is fixed. When we hear of "Abraham's bosom" we usually think of the upper front body area between the arms. Another meaning familiar to the ancient culture as described by Thayer’s Concordance is the bosom of a garment, That is the hollow formed by the upper forepart of a Tunic. This is a rather loose garment bound by a girdle or sash used for keeping and carrying things (the fold or pocket). This literal event told by Jesus describes a two-part pocket, one negative and one positive separated between each other by a gulf. This was the Old Testament concept of Hell or Sheol as being a place where all departed souls went to one or the other place.

The Bible contains additional scripture to support this idea of a two chambered hollow earth.

Psalms116:3, "The sorrows of death compass me and the pains of hell got a hold upon me, I found trouble and sorrow."

The word pains, in Hebrew is metsar meaning something tight. It comes from the Hebrew root, qebah meaning the paunch (as a cavity) the first stomach of a cud chewing animal. (They have more than one stomach!) In the etymology of the word for pain we get the understanding of the two-chambered hollow earth. In addition, words such as the sea, abyss, pit and the deep interchangeably mean the same place within the earth. When the flood came the fountains of the "deep" burst forth to the surface. Where did they burst? Subterranean! That would also mean that H.M. Howell was right about the parallel of the ocean currents and the four rivers from Eden.

After the cross, before the resurrection, Jesus went to both chambers of a hollow earth:

The New Testament understanding is that before the death and resurrection of Jesus, all who died in faith could not leave this fallen dimension until a way back had been accomplished.

After the death and resurrection of Jesus, he descended to declare a further judgment upon the angels that sinned in Taratus and set the captives free in paradise.

Eph 4:9 "Now this, "He ascended"-- what does it mean but that He also first descended into the lower parts of the earth?"

This population depletion of paradise is described in Matthew27:52,53,

"...and the graves were opened and many bodies of the saints which slept arose. And came out of the graves after his resurrection and went into the holy city and appeared unto many."

After this time the upper half of Sheol was left empty. Now, upon death of those born of the Spirit they go directly to be with the Lord in the heavenly dimension.(2Co5:8)

In the Lower chamber Jesus declared something to the fallen angels and their offspring:

1 Pet 3:18-20 (Jesus)... being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit, by whom also He went and preached to the spirits in prison, who formerly were disobedient, when once the Divine longsuffering waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared,"

"Preached" in contextual use does not mean that Jesus preached the gospel. The word means to simply declare something. "Spirits" refers to disembodied angelic spirits not human ones. A further description of this visitation by Jesus is mentioned by the Prophet Isaiah:

Isa 26:13-14 " LORD our God, other lords beside thee have had dominion over us: but by thee only will we make mention of thy name. They are dead, they shall not live; they are deceased, they shall not rise: therefore hast thou visited and destroyed them, and made all their memory to perish"

They are dead and deceased and will not live or rise is stating their natural demise and judgment. The word for "deceased" is rapha, which are the "ghosts of the Giants". Their fate is set and they will not be apart of the resurrection. But then they are "visited". This word signifies something of an intervention or alteration of a natural process. This same word is used when Sarah was visited in her old age and conceived Isaac. This visitation is part of Jesus descending into the lower realm.

The second part of the word Paqad for "visited", has a very wide meaning; the most common use is that of drawing or mustering up an army. I believe the meaning here is twofold. It is a divine intervention of a normal process to allow for a resurrection of these giants, the angels that sinned and their offspring for the express purpose to be mustered up as an army to their final destruction. There is also the strong emphasis that this action is under control and part of God’s plan. The Hebrew word amad is used for destroy and perish in Isaiah 26. It is the root word for the name Abandon or in the Greek, Apollyon, who is the destroyer that comes out of the bottomless pit with the army of "locusts" (a figurative term for nations). This is the same army mentioned in Joel 2:1-11 and Rev 9:1-11. In Rev 19 they are destroyed by just one word from the returning Lord Jesus..

For our sake her it is important to see that Jesus went to both chambers right after his death before his resurrection. Understanding this by the Bibles own statements draws some rather interesting conclusions!

Abraham’s bosom = Paradise = Eden! all the same?

If Abraham’s bosom is paradise then just what is paradise? Jesus told the thief next to him on the cross that, "today you shall be with me in Paradise." After the cross he did not ascend to heaven, he went into the bowels of the earth, to Abraham’s bosom where Lazarus went which was paradise. It is very important to understand this connection. Because many further implications are made by this. This is a domain within the earth itself. It was called Abraham’s bosom and Paradise. There is no other Paradise mentioned anywhere else. This is the only Paradise mentioned. Let’s look at why is this important.

Rev2:7 "...to him that overcomes will I give to eat of the TREE OF LIFE which is in the midst of the PARADISE of God."

We know that the tree of life is in the Garden of Eden! There is only one tree of life. That would mean that Eden and Paradise are one in the same and so is Abraham’s bosom. Where are they? Inside a HOLLOW EARTH!

The Garden of Eden then is not on the surface in some invisible never- never land or forgotten ethereal place, but subterranean. The many cultural myths of man ascending from an inner earth are but a trace memory of what the Bible concurs!

What about holes at the poles?                                                                                                 Satellite Photo of Earth's pole

Does the Bible mention anything like this?

"The waters are hid as with a stone, and the face of the deep is frozen". Job 38:30.

This is very interesting in deed. The waters "hid" are the internal waters of the deep or abyss. Like a stone on top the excess floodwaters frozen now covers the face or opening of the abyss. This ice covering is what we call the Arctic and Antarctic circles. Frozen like a rock to cover the openings of the inner earth and the waters "hid" within. This was only a resulted effect after the flood.

Ps33:7, "He gathered the waters of the sea together as an heap: he layeth up the depth in storehouses." Also, Job26:10, "He hath compassed the waters with bounds until the day and night come to an end."

He hath compassed literally means, He inscribed a circle over the face of the waters. Before the flood there was a complete easy access in and out.

2Peter 3:5-7, "For this they are willingly ignorant of, that by the Word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water perished: But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men."

The Greek word for earth means in it’s general term, arable land. The Greek word, sunistao, for standing is better rendered, united together. In this sense submerge land or flooded land is not what is mentioned here but rather surface land out of the waters, and surface land in the waters (subterranean). With this understanding we can see that the arable land was united together out of the water and in the water. But the flood changed this. Verse 6 states that the world (ordered arraignment) before was destroyed in the flood. Now the face or openings at the poles are covered over by the frozen floodwaters and the inner and outer realms separated from each other. One chamber, is empty of population it’s opening is sealed off until the end of time. The other chamber thrives with a population. The only inhabitants there are rebels. Be they Fallen angels in Tartarus (a lower level in Hades) or departed souls of the damned (upper level of Hades) or east of Eden in the land of Nod - humans!

This lower chamber will be breached at sometime in our history. A possible rendering of Job26:8 states,

" He binds up the waters as a thicket ( a fortress) before broken into a hidden opening underneath."

We have two poles, one is covered over until the end of time, and the other is "broken into. This could correspond with another scripture of someone who would "dig into hell"

The End Time Search for this Realm:

The Bible suggests there will be a time when an individual and a group of fugitive people will attempt to enter into this subterranean realm. The Prophet Amos in his book proclaims a very interesting prophecy;

Amos 9:2 "Though they dig into hell, Thence shall mine hand take them; Though they climb up into heaven, Thence will I bring them down..."


Red Area: Neu-Schwabenland, Antarctica

In context these are a people as fugitives, fleeing God’s judgment. There is every reason to understand this as a literal prophecy and not some allegorical statement. "Why would anyone desire to dig into hell?", you might ask. If you believed some of the ideas of Koresh, Bulwer-Lytton and Blavatsky you would desire to dig into this area in search of allies. In the mindset of the Nazi’s Theosophical ideas, they believed themselves to be the diluted genetic strain of a subterranean super race, which held the power of Vril. Their goal was to form an alliance with their underground "brothers" obtain the knowledge of the Vril to form new super weapons and lead the World into a New Age for the Aryan. At the same time by the elimination of the other races they would regain their Psychic powers. They did act seriously upon these crazy sounding beliefs by securing a portion of the Antarctic, and perhaps attempted to "dig" into the earth in search of allies.

Soon after Hitler came into power the expedition and partitioning of an area of the Antarctic was claimed by the Nazi’s and renamed Neu-Schwabenland. Their enemies or their fellow countrymen never understood these actions and motivations. Throughout the war submarines continued bringing equipment, supplies and men to this area. Submarines that were captured in southern areas possibly in route to the Antarctic were reported to have as many as 50 people in them compared with what was normally an 8-10 person crew It has been speculated that an underground complex was built. From operation Redoubt, (The tunneling and placement of a huge underground complex in the Swiss Alps.) We do know the technology was there. From gleaning technology from captured Nazi equipment the United States developed our own Iron mountain complex. Hardly an overt desired action, to dig into hell, but by accident the end result may well have accomplished just that.

Part of Nazi ideology of Horbiger’s eternal ice theory claimed that the true Aryan peoples belonged in a much colder climate and would thrive there. Hitler ‘s goal was to section off a portion of land for an Aryan Empire. This empire was to be an example for the rest of the world to follow and desire. In keeping with these ideas, the Antarctic may well of been chosen for this purpose. They believed also that Thule the true Aryan capital was located from an entrance point somewhere in the North Pole. Believing that a reversal of polarity took place in our past, the Antarctic would now be the logical location and entrance to this mythical inner world.

Their leader was also someone who understood "dark sentences" as the Prophet Daniel writes in Dan 8:23 and would live, die and ascend out of the "bottomless pit" being the dead leader of a short lived seventh empire. Rev17:8-12. This pit I believe has already been opened and the results of abductions and "Aliens" are upon us. Rev9:1.

Subterranean Life! Allies? So just who is down there?

Life Underground?

This story gets just keeps getting stranger as we go along, yet the scriptures confirm such strangeness! Now let’s look at a commandment God told Israel to abide by.

Exodus20:4, "Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that IS IN THE WATER UNDER THE EARTH." Also: Rev 12:12..." Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and of the sea!...

Nazi Relatives? Cain’s Decedents!

If Nod is east of Eden and Eden is inside the earth...that means Nod is inside the earth too?

All of these scriptures present a serious implication of who the King’s of the East (mentioned in Rev 9:12) really are and their real identity and location.

Let’s take a look at the dialog between God and Cain right after he killed Able.

Gen4:11-16, "And now art thou cursed FROM the earth, which hath opened up her mouth to receive thy brothers blood from thy hand. When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be IN THE EARTH.

And Cain said unto the Lord, my punishment is greater than I can bear. Behold, thou hast driven me this day FROM THE FACE (surface) OF THE EARTH; and I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond IN THE EARTH; and it shall come to pass, that every one that findeth me shall slay me. And the Lord said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him seven fold, and the Lord set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him. And Cain went out from the presence of the Lord, and dwelt in the land of Nod, EAST OF EDEN."

It is interesting to note that in the many translations of the Bible, only the older English versions the King James and the American Standard use the translation "in the earth". All of the more recent translations simply say "on the earth". A big liberty of translation placed upon God’s word because of the assumption that the earth is sold and therefore could not contain life inside. The only other translation I am aware of that agrees with the older versions is the Torah. This is the Old Testament translated into the English by the Jews themselves! Regardless of this compromise of interpretation, from prior scriptures the Bible clearly establishes that Eden or Paradise and Hell are two separate chambers inside the earth. With that firmly established, (at least according to the Bible itself) the only word that could be used in context is "IN" !

Cain was removed from the surface of the earth into a subterranean realm. He was given a " mark" that he would not be killed by others. This Hebrew word owth means an identifying mark in the sense of an agreement. When translated into the Greek, the word used is semion,in the sense of a supernatural sign of some type. This mark may be their size, for fear of being killed they might have been given height. The "Giants" of Gen 6 are stated that they were there when this hybridization of the earth took place and also after that. In the sentence structure of this context, the "Giants" may not be the name of the offspring; they are just there with the fallen angels as a part of what is going on before the flood. When Cain killed Abel it was in the "process of time" this actually means in the last days. This would be referring to a time just prior to the great flood. The soil not yielding her strength may not mean an agricultural problem, but rather a genetic defect of some type. Soil, seed land and fruit have always, in the scriptures been used to refer to the literal geographical elements, spiritual conditions or physical bloodline. Cain’s bloodline may be the seed of the serpent mentioned in Gen 3. Cain was a bad guy. The Bible says so.

 I Jn 3:12 "Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one,"

In context here this statement about Cain can mean more than the fact he was of the wicked one because he committed murder. It might also imply he was actually from the wicked one. It was in his blood. (In Two seeds I will cover more on that thought.)

The "Giant" lineage is traceable after the flood by the same Hebrew word used for Giant as the "sons of Anak. Certain tribes had this intermixing. These were the only ones of the Old Testament where God said to destroy completely. Only the Philistine lineage remained to contain this "seed" This was the same lineage Goliath came from, he was a big white guy with a bad attitude! The word Giant has another meaning as a tyrant or bully and can mean much more than physical stature. The Physical stature although is clearly defined in the OT. Num 13:33, Deu2:11, 20, 3:11,13 Jsh 12:4, 13:12,15:8,17:15 and18:16.

As strange as this all sounds the Bible stands true upon itself. The worldwide legends of "white" tribes and ascended "masters" may not be myth at all but the continual encounters with a race from within. The search by Hitler and the Nazi’s for blood relations from an inner earth may have a thread of truth. If Hitler came to his own to proclaim Satan’s seed, in the same but opposite pattern, it could mean that the modern day Philistines may be the Germanic lineage. Now not to condemn anyone by their race or national bloodline, I must say I am a Caucasian of Germanic descent and I love the Lord! God has made a provision for salvation that is no longer based on anything but faith. In Isaiah 14 there is a end time prophecy that indicates a genetic tampering involving the Philistines and a tribe used to punish them continually, this would be the tribe of Dan. This genetic tampering started with Nazi Germany and is continued in America. In the Two seeds booklet I address this whole issue extensively. In that booklet you will see a truly Amazing Grace.

The implication from Cain’s sentence is that there are human beings living in a subterranean realm! They are still a part of the rebel alliance. Cain’s decedents are mentioned only to six generations. If an inner earth has the same environment that the surface once had before the flood, human life spans would average 900 years. This being the case, we would be heading into the last generation period of Cain’s descendants!

Chuck Missler, in his book, "Alien Encounters" points out a very interesting hidden message encrypted within the scriptures. All names in the Bible have a second meaning. The Names within the linage of Seth from Adam to Noah spells out the entire plan of redemption! From these ten names a message reads out

" Man appointed mortal sorrow, The blessed God shall come down teaching. His death shall bring the despairing rest or comfort!" 


What are the mathematical chances that this was coincidental? In the same way we can line up the names of the six-generation lineage of Cain. It reads out:

" Strike out to possess, disciplined fugitive, smitten of God, Who is of God, Powerful."

This is the description of Cain striking out at his brother to take what he felt was his, He was disciplined by being sentenced to be a fugitive in the earth, also "smitten or stricken with a defect but yet given power. Power ordained from God himself. It is recorded that Cain’s decedents were the first to raise animals for food, create the arts of music, the first to build cities and the first to work in metals making implements of war. Could the mythical power of the Vril be a part of this power? Could there be an element of truth to this weird myth?  In the Abduction section we will also discuss this whole satanic resurrected alliance in process. For our purpose here just realize that the Bible does tell us of a Hollow Earth with Rebel Human Inhabitants.

Other inhabitants of an inner earth: Grey’s, (Fallen Angels) Demons and Human spirits of the Damned

Fallen Angels have been cast down to the earth:

There are as many worldwide myths of "the wee people", Fairy’s, and Elves all throughout history. Their images are recorded in cave drawings, on ancient pottery, even on a middle age stained glass window. These images show the same bulbous gray head with huge dark slanted eyes and a thin frame. Another booklet is devoted to these guys. For now it is only necessary to realize they have made their home in the inner earth also. Jesus, just before he was ready to go to the cross, told his disciples in John 12:31

"Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out".

Before the cross, Satan and his fallen Angels had access to the very throne of God in the eternal realm. (Job 1:6) There was a war going on in heaven at the same time Jesus hung on a cross. Jesus won they lost! A result of this loss is recorded in Revelation 12:7-10

"And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night."

This text is pretty well defined by itself needing little commentary.

One order of Angelic being is called Seraphim. The root word from this angelic order is Saraph. In the Hindu Sanskrit language Saraph means a reptile. As part of the Angelic host this could be one of their physical forms. Jesus told his disciples after experiencing the victory of exorcising demons out of people,

"Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you." Luke 10:19

As I have already shown the serpent may mean much more than a snake and has a lot more to do with describing the "Gray’s". The word for Scorpion has an unknown origin and that one is left wide open for discussion. In context we are talking about rebels, figuratively humans acting like these animals or simple terms for angelic creatures.

Two of the most common human-like entities reported seen by abductees are the reptilian Gray’s and the larger insect like leaders. More than just a coincidence, there is a literal connection between these two distinct types of "fallen angels" and the mention of serpents and scorpions. It is a matter of perception as this cannot conclusively be proven or disproved to be the case. The main point being is that these "fallen angels" have been cast into the earth. In the Greek it means literally on dry land amongst man.

Disembodied spirits:

There is another group, the "Angels that sinned" and their offspring, the mighty men of renown being part mortal and part immortal, they were placed into a ghostlike state with the ability to rise out of the pit in a "chain" of going up and then cast back down. (2Pe2:4, Jude1:6) These are the invisible spirits, that pretend to be ghosts, that speak to psychics and move an Ouija board to spell out messages.(1Th 4:1, 2Th 2:9, 2Co 11:14) They are all lying spirits of the New Age who create their own brand of salvation telling man he is his own god. In the Abduction booklet I explain this crossing over into the physical plane. God is allowing this resurrection to their destruction. There will be an invasion of these entities upon the surface. Right now they are getting ready. Part of this preparation is in the abduction of our own people for some more genetic tampering. In Revelation9:1 The pit is opened. If this "pit" has been opened, some people are being taken there without realizing it!

Departed Human spirits:

From the description given in the text in Luke 16, Jesus spoke of the two-chambered earth; the rich man died in unbelief of God and went into the earth in Hades. By this and many other scriptures mentioning the same thing we know the departed human souls who died in unbelief of the gospel went into an area of Hell, literally in the earth as well.

Modern Abductions are Subterranean not Extraterrestrial!

I believe most abduction cases are true. The problem is hypnotic regression. In the process it is hard to distinguish fact from imagination, or possible demonic input. As the subconscious is brought out to the forefront, the imagination is a part of this. But how can you tell one from the other? You can’t. From a Christian point of view, it is important to be in control of your own mind under hypnotic regression. Passive forms of "letting go" gives possible control of your mind to other entities...this process is forbidden in the Bible for our own safety. Hypnosis places you in a mental place of no control!

In the Proceedings of the Abduction Study Conference held at MIT in 1992, the top Scientists, Doctors and Researchers in the field, scrutinized 300 abduction cases. Included was Nobel Peace prizewinner Dr. John E. Mack. These cases were selected because they had the most cognitive memories, witnesses and documentation. Out of the 300 cases 31 included the observation of a destination. The most familiar destination is into a mother ship. The abductees leave the small ship to find themselves in a "hanger" of a larger one. Some see an otherworldly environment. (But not the transition of leaving earth into space, or entering the alien world from space) Ten cases involve the actual transition but all of them go into a subterranean world. In some cases the ship dives under the sea, enters a cavern or a dark tunnel hewn out of rock. In all the cases they eventually see the otherworldly landscape. Two distinct types are seen; one the landscape is sparse with sickly vegetation, usually more like a desert, with signs of devastation. Typically it is dark or dim with a small reddish sun if any at all. A futuristic city may thrive in the midst. The second landscape is one of a bright but uniformly lit or diffused light, no sun, no horizon visible, with a lush, moist, heavily vegetated landscape also holding a futuristic city, but obviously subterranean.

Both scenes are explained by the captors, that their planet suffered some kind of disaster and have a problem with reproduction. This is why they take eggs and sperm from us. These same beings warn us that the same catastrophes are ahead for earth. Some experience a religious or mystical ceremony underscoring the preciousness of life.

Transportation time between earth and the other world is negligible. In spite of this evidence, these researchers insist on believing that these journeys are extraterrestrial. Evidence is overwhelmingly in favor of the fact that if true, they are never seen leaving or entering another world from space, they are always in a dark or subterranean other-world, yet the travel time is a matter of a couple of hours. It never crosses the minds of these educated people that maybe the craft aren’t leaving the earth at all but rather going down into the earth. Of course this is not even considered, because science proclaims that the earth isn’t hollow! So they go to another world that is hollow. If these stories hold any truth, as I believe they do, they are going to Hell in Sheol or Nod, not another planet! This then would mean that the pit has been opened and Rev 9 is already upon us. I believe the integrity of this conference was very well done. Their own results support an inner earth destination and origin and not the E.T. agenda most want to believe.

No other Name!

In their objectivity they have also included the fact that abductions have been stopped in progress when the person has used the name of JESUS! Also the use of singing Christian hymns or reciting scripture has been effective in stopping an abduction. As real as I believe abductions are this is a clear indication that this is a spiritual problem as well as a physical one.

This factual experience would also concur with what the Bible says, in Phil 2:9-11

"Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."

Conclusion of the Matter:

My dear reader, in the days to come there is an importance to realize this Biblical truth. The Bible is far more than mere myth and childish stories. It is the entire Cosmology and History of mankind from beginning to the end. By re-examining the scriptures from it’s

original languages in light of 21st century knowledge, obscure passages come alive and speak in today’s terms.

I hope I have shown that the Bible teaches that there is a hollow earth. Just what the particular physics are is not mentioned beyond holes at the poles. A circular cave system throughout the earth to "protect" or seal off the inner chamber is alluded to in Job41:15.

The logic and understanding of subterranean life and spirit beings existing in a hollow earth makes sense as you add up the myths and legends in contrast to what the Bible actually has to say . You cannot discount the many accounts from abductees or the suspicious actions of governments, which hint of conspiracy.

Also, a special warning to the many believers in a Hollow Earth and others who have a wide variety of beliefs that include a hopeful expectation of "friendly" inner beings ready to "enlighten" us surface dwellers. Nowhere in the scriptures will you find any suggestion or hint that anything in the Earth at this present time since the resurrection of Christ is good! There are only rebels of the one true God who live there or escaped there. They have no good intention toward mankind; they have their own agenda. Part of this agenda is a prophesied invasion of the surface. You can understand this more clearly in the booklet on Abductions or Why Roswell. If you will not believe the truths in the Bible as coming from a Loving God, this Rebel Alliance from within the Earth will deceive you! You will be deceived by this Rebel Alliance from within the Earth! Their home is what we know and call Hell! THE EARTH IS HOLLOW! Hell is real!



1. Alien Encounters by Chuck Missler and Mark Eastman1997Koinonia House Pub

pg 212, 274, 332,333 - post flood reappearance of "Giants"

pg 213, 240,241- difference of disembodied spirits and fallen Angels

pg336 - implications of post flood "Giants"


2. The Omega Conspiracy by I.D.E. Thomas Hearthstone Pub. U.K. 1986

pg 119 - offspring of fallen angels and human sentenced as disembodied spirits in "pit".

Pg 140-142 - Jesus’s decent into earth and encounter with spirits in the earth.

Pg 152-156 - Giant’s return after flood and linage traces

3. Arktos The Myth of the Pole in Science, Symbolism, and Nazi Survival by Joscelyn Godwin Adventure Unlimited Press 1996

pg 86 - invasion from inner earth

pg 113 - H.M. Howell Eden inside the earth

pg 115-117 Koresh’s ideas and angelic visitation

pg 135- Blavatsky’s Polar description accepted and understood by Hitler

pg 136 - Pole reversal making "pit" place of prominence


4. The Occult Roots of Nazism: by Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke 1985-1992 University Press NY.

Pg 19-22 Blavatsk and Secret Doctrine

5. The Mourning of the Magicians: by Louis Pauwels and Jacques Bergier 1960-1991 Scarborough House Pub.

Pg 147 - Vril Society and "The Coming Race"

pg 154-157 - Hans Horbiger and doctrine of fire and ice

pg 172 - Hitler’s quote on Globalism and the elite people who shall lead it

pg 203 - Hitler’s quote about the god-men as an object of worship

6. Man Made UFO’s 1944-1999 by Renato Vesco and David Hatcher ChilderessAdventure Press 1994

pg 6 of Intro - German Antarctic expedition

pg7 of intro - Admiral Byrd’s Antarctic expedition


7. The Occult Connection: UFO’s Secret Societies and Ancient Gods:by Ken Rundall Omega Foundation 1990

pg 196,197 - Vril power, Hollow earth Hitler’s desire to make contact

pg 201 Appendix - Admiral Byrd’s "lost diary"

pg 201- Missing Scientist’s Antarctic refuge

8. The Occult Conspiracy: by Michael Howard 1989 Destiny Books|

pg 107 - background of Bulwer-Lytton

pg 109 - " The Coming Race" influence on Hitler

pg 129 - Agarthi as underground kingdom wroiting of "Secret Doctrine"

9. The God’s of Eden by William Bramley Avon Books 1990 N.Y.

Pg 384 - Himmler’s vision of SS Nation envy of the world.

Pg 388 - Nazi belief in Aryan "superman" that existed underground.

10. The Genesis Record by Henry M. Morris 1976 Baker Books

pgs 142-145 - The pre-flood world

11. Hebrew-Greek Key Study Bible Edited by Spiros Zodhiates THD AMG Pub. 1984,1991|reference section Pg 1651 - Comment on word "visited" of Isa 26

12. The Book Of Enoch Translated by Richard Laurence LLD 1821 Artisan Sales 1980

Chapter 18:1-7 quote about gravity

13. Alien Discussions (Proceedings of the Abduction Study Conference held at M.I.T. Cambridge, Ma 1992) by Andrea and David Pritchard, John E. Mack, Pam Kasey, Claudia Yapp: Editors North Cambridge Press 1994

pg 73,74 - transitions and destinations as viewed by captives

pg 235,236 - Identification with Jesus stopped abductions

14. The Lost World of Agharti The mystery of Vril Power by Alec Maclellan 1982,1996Souvenir Press

pg 25 - integral part of Buddhist beliefs are Agharti, the subterranean World of which Buddhism is the philosophy of

pg29-33 - various myths and legends of inner realm

pg 102 - Hitler’s influence by " The Coming Race"

pg 104 - Buddhist inner earth belief and influence on Hitler

pg 109 - Nazi’s import Lamas to Germany, declare the knowledge of inner earth opening

pgs 118-121, 137,139, - various myths of South American "white tribes that live in caves

pg 160 - Shawnees belief of prior "white" tribe existing in Florida before they did

pg 227,228 Quote and Prophecy from "King of the World" as given to Ossendowski from Tibetan Lama

15. The Hollow Earth Enigma by Alec Maclellan 1999 Souvenir Press U.K.

Pg 32,33 - various myths of inner origins of man

pg 35 - Halley’s work on Hollow Earth

pg 90 - Hitler’s attitude about truth in Myths

pg 106 - Admiral Byrd’s flights, 1929 movie

pg 108-110 - Admiral Byrd’s "lost diary"

pg 113 - Last diary entry of Byrd’s before death

Other sources:

Videos:


1. Journey to the Hollow Earth by International Society for a Complete Earth 1995 Indy Home Video

2. UFO: Deception of the New World Order by Prophecy Club Topeka Kansas.