Owing to a single little hint given in the commentary section regarding “bearded men”, a new extensive and bold hypothesis emerged, the first sentence of which you are reading right now, dear friends. At the initial stage of our online project we were actively searching for evidence of “the Messiah advent”, having reviewed an enormous range of available materials on prophecies and predictions, but later on we stopped because there were not so many predictions deserving attention and freely accessible. Then we started reviewing the Primordial Knowledge and ancient archaeological monuments at greater length, in particular stone pyramids that, on one hand, are scattered all over our planet and, on the other hand, are placed by accurate geographic coordinates, and we endeavoured to understand why ancestors erected such strange, mysterious, sometimes small and sometimes giant structures which have survived through time. In the course of our research we encountered references to legendary personalities who either descended from heaven, or came out of the water, or arrived by a boat, or ruled different nations, and who always provided people with practical advice and spiritual knowledge, i.e. rendered a real help. To tell the truth, when I began to collect and analyze new materials, I had no idea what the outcome would be, but my discoveries turned out to be indeed staggering.
It’s only a hypothesis that will surely have both supporters and opponents across the world. Someone might say all this has nothing to do with reality: millennia have passed and there are no accurate proofs of this in history. Yet, it is always so: usually some people carry out profound studies and build assumptions, while others hurry to live, see only the surface, and criticize. My sympathy has always been with competent, learning people who gain knowledge or at least seek it. Should one dig up the Primordial Knowledge deeper, the puzzle will be solved, the picture will become clearer, and the truth will start revealing itself… But if man watches TV and trusts official history or science, what can I say to him? Nothing – I can only feel sorry for him. Let me again repeat the popular phrase of our website: “it’s everyone’s own choice.”
Well, in the beginning of our new analytical work let’s assume that for some reason for many millennia a beard, an ordinary man’s beard, has been an inalienable attribute of the appearance of the One (or Ones) who brought spiritual knowledge into various human cultures. Firstly it sounds a bit silly, but don’t rush to abandon this page: I borrowed the “bearded men” theory (according to the hint received) from Graham Hancock, famous writer and journalist, author of a dozen books, namely from his presentation of the Magicians of the Gods. You can view the presentation below (relevant information is given in the last 5 minutes of the video):
Please, agree that after the above video the hypothesis of “bearded gods” does not look that silly anymore. Graham is certainly a remarkable person. I sincerely respect his long-standing research interest and imagine how he would have advanced in his studies should he possess the Primordial Knowledge given by Rigden Djappo himself! Most probably, it would have been a real historical revolution, a series of celebrated discoveries, heated discussions in academic lobbies, anxiety and indignation in archonian circles – in a word, the situation would have been at the boiling point. However, Graham is somewhere far yet, while I am an unknown editor of an analytical portal (who is flatly unwilling to become famous, by the way). I quietly sit in the kitchen of a multi-apartment house at night, sip tea, smoke my pipe and create new sensations in my head, hoping that our sweet translators will let English-speaking readers look through our extraordinary materials and once, with God’s help, this information will overcome the distance of thousands of miles and reach the monitor of Graham Hancock’s laptop. And then...
Well, that will be then, and now let’s start from the beginning. I collected 12 indications that the personality portrayed as the Teacher and spiritual educator in the history of various nations in different parts of the world wore a beard. There are some records that he was not alone (logically, he had assistants). On banners below I showed no chronology, but just geography so far. Hopefully, this information will be sufficient to gain an idea of the work performed by the bearded educators.
Perhaps, let’s start from Osiris – for some reason he is dearer to me.
Osiris – Ancient Egypt
Osiris (Egyptian Wsjr, Usir; ancient Greek Ὄσιρις, Latin Osiris, other spellings – Ausir, Asiri or Ausar): the god of regeneration, the king of the afterlife in ancient Egyptian myths, and the judge of the souls of deceased. Ruling in Egypt, Osiris taught people agriculture, gardening and wine-making… Though peculiar, his beard is clearly seen in his images. Read more on Wikipedia.
Oannes – Sumer
Oannes (or Uan): according to the Sumerians, a hero with a fish head and body, but with human legs (and a human face) who came out of the Persian Gulf. The legend of Oannes is known from stories of the famous Babylonian historian Berossus. Oannes came to Mesopotamia as a reformer and educator. He brought civilization, script, science, and law to local dwellers. Oannes wrote and gave to people a story about the creation of the world and the state structure.
... he taught people reading and writing, mathematics, various arts, taught them to live in cities, to erect temples, establish laws; he taught geometry and showed how to gather grain crops and fruits; generally speaking, he taught everything associated with cultural life. Since that time nothing new has been invented …
Ahura Mazda – the ancient Persians
Ahura Mazda (also Ohrmazd, Ahuramazda, Hourmazd, Hormazd, Harzoo and Hurmuz, Avestan ahura- mazdā-, ancient Persian ahuramazdā), Ormizd or Ormazd: “the Lord of Wisdom”: the Avestan deity enunciated by Prophet Zoroaster, the founder of Zoroastrianism / Mazdaism, as the single God. In Avesta Ahura Mazda is the Creator residing in eternal light, the creator of all things and the giver of everything good, the omniscient organizer and sovereign of the world, and the highest object of worship for Zoroastrians who call themselves mazdayasna – “the worshippers of Mazda”. Ahura Mazda is the father of Asha (righteousness and truth) – the law by which the world develops, the protector of pious people, and the leader of all good forces that fight falsehood – evil and destruction taking place in the world against his will. During the ultimate transformation of genesis (Frashkard) he and all good creatures will carry out final purification of the world.
Although Ahura Mazda is great, he is in very close relations with people. Anyone who’s on his side can feel oneself close to him as his friend, brother or father (Y 45.11). He is gracious to everyone who seeks his friendship (Y 44.17). One who supports the law of Asha in the world becomes the most welcome ally of Ahura Mazda, and God endows such person with Integrity and Immortality.
The dispenser of justice
Ahura Mazda sees everything. It’s impossible to deceive him (Y 45.4) or hide anything from him (Y 31.13). He is the supreme sovereign of the universe, and the future depends on him (Y 29.4). He will determine who will win the battle between the pious and the mendacious (Y 44.15). When he appears in the world, evil (Druj) will be destroyed (Y 31.4) and Frashkard – renewal of the world – will take place. Ahura Mazda originally determined two types of behaviour – compliant with the world order or contrary to it (Y 46.6). People choose between these two ways according to their free will, but the end for those who choose different ways will be different (Y 48.4). An ultimate reward from Ahura Mazda is in store for both the pious and the mendacious (Y 43.4, 5) – salvation and all kinds of good for the former, and pain and destruction for the latter (Y 30.11, etc.). Read more on Wikipedia.
Dagda – the Celts
Dagda, or Daghdha (ancient Irish name literally meaning the “good, kind God”): a deity in Irish myths, one of the main gods of the Tribe(s) of the Goddess Danu along with Lug and Nuada, the master of the kettle of plenty. The main source where Dagda’s biography and attributes are described is the saga Cath Muige Tuired. Being the character of many ancient Irish legends, Dagda embodied features that the Celts used to ascribe to omnipotent representatives of the kingdom of the dead, the divine rulers of the world. There are versions of Celtic legends where Dagda appears as a deity patronizing rich harvests and possessing infinite power over natural phenomena. Thus, according to legends, Dagda could control thunderstorms, lightening, hail, rains, and so on.
The Celts, or Gauls as the Romans called them, mentioned our lands in an interesting way. They were real Sages, true Sokrovenniks! For a very long time they closely cooperated with Shambala. By the way,ancient Druids called Rigden Djappo in their own way, too – mostly, Dagda (the good deity), or Ruaidh Rofhessa which is translated as “the Red of the Perfect Science.” The outcome of such cooperation was obvious: in their time Druids created almost an ideal society. (A. Novykh. The Crossroads)
Huangdi – Ancient China
Huangdi, or the Yellow Emperor (Chinese 黃帝, ancient Chinese pronunciation **ɡʷaaŋ – k-leeɡs): the legendary ruler of China and the mythology character; also considered to be the founder of Daoism and the forefather of all Chinese. The name Huangdi is usually translated as the “Yellow Emperor”, but the hieroglyph 帝 (di) can mean not just “emperor”, but the “spirit” or “deity” as well. After a tough struggle Huangdi managed to subdue leaders of separate tribes and established the first Chinese state in Kunlun Mountains – far to the west of the Hwang He basin. Having maintained peace, Huangdi appointed officials and introduced the first national laws. It is believed that he invented an axe, a boat and an oar, a mortar and a pestle, a bow and an arrow, a dress and shoes, and divided land into plots. His associates invented a hieroglyphic script and a calendar. Moreover, Huangdi is considered to be the author of numerous classical writings, including fundamental medical treatiseHuangdi Neijing and a brief versed text Yin Fujin revered in Daoism.
Quetzalcoatl (the Feathered Serpent) – Ancient Mexico
Quetzalcoatl (Aztec Quetzalcōātl – “the feathered serpent”; Spanish Quetzalcóatl; [ketsaɬˈko.aːtɬ]) is the name of an ancient American deity, one of the supreme gods of the Aztec pantheon and the pantheons of other Central American civilizations, and also the name of a historical figure. Legends say Quetzalcoatl ruled in Tula for over twenty years. The great sovereign taught his people mathematics, medicine, astronomy, writing, jewellery making, weaving, etc. He is believed to have invented a chocolate drink, introduced a 52-year-cycle calendar and the canons of music and dance.
The main temple in Chichen Itza was dedicated to the Toltec and Maya patron Kukulkan. The cult of god Kukulkan was brought to Chichen Itza by the Toltecs who called him Quetzalcoatl – “the Feathered Serpent”. In Mayan, the “Feathered Serpent” sounds as Kukulkan, or K'uk'ul kaan to be more precise. It should also be mentioned that the history of pre-Columbian Americas knows at least two Quetzalcoatls-Kukulkans. One of them was Ce Acatl, or Topilcin Quetzalcoatl, the former lord of Tollan and Toltec leader who conquered Yucatán in the 10th century and was deified already during his life. Another Quetzalcoatl-Kukulkan was the deity of Nahua Indians, the god of air and wind, endowed with features of a cultural hero, the inventor of written language and the patron of knowledge. He forbade Indians to make human sacrifices, recommending sacrifice flowers and herb roots instead. Indians deeply worshiped this deity. In their tradition he was called the “bearded white deity” and looked like a European, therefore Indians treated Spanish conquistadors so openly and trustfully: they regarded their emergence as the return of Quetzalcoatl with companions
The Temple of the Bearded Man!
In Chichen Itza there is a rather interesting building – the Temple of the Bearded Man. It is situated in the northern part of the ball game ground. The temple name is due to the temple interior shape. It is often simply called the Northern. The acoustics is marvellous inside the building, making it possible to hear a person’s whisper in any point of the hall.
Moai on Easter Island
We wrote about Easter Island in the article Which secrets are hidden on Easter Island? We understand the topic is far from being thoroughly elucidated, but hopefully it will be. And now I can only add Graham Hancock has discerned beards on those stone giants (!), which he mentions in the above video. How is it possible? I couldn’t believe it and started searching myself. To tell the truth, it took me a lot of effort to find this:
Do you see? This indeed looks like beards, especially in the first photograph.
Viracocha – Tiwanaku, the ancient Incas
Tiwanaku (Spanish: Tiahuanaco or Tiahuanacu): a pre-Columbian archaeological site in the Altiplano highland plateau, 20 km to the southeast of Lake Titicaca, La Pas, Bolivia. In 2000 Tiwanaku was included among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, as “evidence of the power of the empire that played a major role in development of the pre-Columbian America civilization” (Vokrug Sveta / Around the World magazine). Tiwanaku was the centre of a civilization of the same name, which existed on Lake Titicaca shore in the 15-12th centuries BC. It is still a mystery how South American natives managed to build such stone structures on the highland plateau, for some blocks there weigh up to 200 tons. The decline of Tiwanaku culture that existed long before the Inca Empire in the current territory of Bolivia, Peru, Argentina, and Chile is also quite interesting. The city used to be called Taipicala – theCentre of the World, or Vinyamarca – the EternalCity (according to different sources), while now it is called Tiwanaku – the DeadCity. Doesn’t this seem familiar? UNESCO is involved again, and the word dead is again applied.
Viracocha (or Huiracocha in Spanish, Wiraqucha in Quechuan), Kon-Tiqsi-Wiraqucha (Quechuan): a deity regarded as the creator of the world in myths and religions of many pre-Columbian peoples of the Andean region. In Inca mythology Viracocha is the creator of civilization and one of the main deities. A bearded monolith (Monolito Barbado) with “companions” was discovered in Tiwanaku. The monolith is considered to be the most ancient sculpture in Tiwanaku. It was given such a name because there’s something like a beard and a moustache around its mouth. It is also called KonTici Wiraqocha.
Graham Hancock writes:
Like a disciple at the feet of his master, I sat on the floor of the sunken temple and looked up at the enigmatic face which all the scholars of Tiahuanaco believed was intended to represent Viracocha. Untold centuries ago, unknown hands had carved this likeness into a tall pillar of red rock. Though now much eroded, it was the likeness of a man at peace with himself. It was the likeness of a man of power...
He had a high forehead, and large, round eyes. His nose was straight, narrow at the bridge but flaring towards the nostrils. His lips were full. His distinguishing feature, however, was his stylish and imposing beard, which had the effect of making his face broader at the jaws than at the temples. Looking more closely, I could see that the sculptor had portrayed a man whose skin was shaved all around his lips with the result that his moustache began high on his cheeks, roughly parallel with the end of his nose. From there it curved extravagantly down beside the corners of his mouth, forming an exaggerated goatee at the chin, and then followed his jawline back to his ears.
Above and below the ears, on the side of the head, were carved odd representations of animals. (Note by the article author: most probably, it’s an indication of theLateral Aspects.) Or perhaps it would be better to describe these carvings as representations of odd animals, because they looked like big, clumsy, prehistoric mammals with fat tails and club feet.
There were other points of interest. For example, the stone figure of Viracocha had been sculpted with the hands and arms folded, one below the other, over the front of a long, flowing robe. On each side of this robe appeared the sinuous form of a snake coiling upwards from ground to shoulder level. And as I looked at this beautiful design (the original of which had perhaps been embroidered on rich cloth) the picture that came into my mind was of Viracocha as a wizard or a sorcerer, a bearded, Merlin-like figure dressed in weird and wonderful clothes, calling down fire from heaven.
Kon-Tiki – the ancient Incas and Polynesians
An Incan deity. In Inca mythology, Kon was the god of rain and wind coming from the south, the son of Inti and Mama Quilla. Kon was also the brother of Pacha Kamaq who, as legend says, was driven away from the empire and sent to the north from where he had originated. However, he took the rain with him and left the Peruvian coast infertile forever. Originally, Kon was named Kon Tiqui (or Kon Tiki). In 1947, the anthropologist and marine biologist Thor Heyerdahl travelled from Peru to Polynesia on a raft called Kon-Tiki to demonstrate the possibility of contacts between the two cultures. Consequently, the term meaning god (tiki) became common for Polynesians and Peruvians.
An extract from Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific by Raft by Thor Heyerdahl:
Thus both my suspicions and my attention were turned more and more away from the Old World, where so many had searched and none had found, and over to the known and unknown Indian civilizations of America, which no one hitherto had taken into consideration. And on the nearest coast due east, where today the South American republic of Peru stretches from the Pacific up into the mountains, there was no lack of traces if one only looked for them. Here an unknown people had once lived and established one of the world's strangest civilizations, till suddenly, long ago, they had vanished as though swept away from the earth's surface. They left behind them enormous stone statues carved in the image of human beings, which recalled those on Pitcairn, the Marquesas, and Easter Island, and huge pyramids built in steps like those on Tahiti and Samoa. They hewed out of the mountains, with stone axes, stone blocks as large as railway cars and heavier than elephants, transported them for miles about the countryside, and set them up on end or placed them on top of one another to form gateways, huge walls, and terraces, exactly as we find them on some of the islands in the Pacific.
The Inca Indians had their great empire in this mountain country when the first Spaniards came to Peru. They told the Spaniards that the colossal monuments that stood deserted about the landscape were erected by a race of white gods which had lived there before the Incas themselves became rulers. These vanished architects were described as wise, peaceful instructors, who had originally come from the north, long ago in the morning of time, and had taught the Incas' primitive forefathers architecture and agriculture as well as manners and customs. They were unlike other Indians in having white skins and long beards; they were also taller than the Incas. Finally they left Peru as suddenly as they had comma the Incas themselves took over power in the country, and the white teachers vanished forever from the coast of South America and fled westward across the Pacific.
Now it happened that, when the Europeans came to the Pacific islands, they were quite astonished to find that many of the natives had almost white skins and were bearded. On many of the islands there were whole families conspicuous for their remarkably pale skins, hair varying from reddish to blonde, blue-gray eyes, and almost Semitic, hook-nosed faces.
In contrast to these the genuine Polynesians had golden-brown skins, raven hair, and rather flat, pulpy noses. The red-haired individuals called themselves urukehu and said that they were directly descended from the first chiefs on the islands, who were still white gods, such as Tangaroa, Kane, and Tikí. Legends of mysterious white men, from whom the islanders were originally descended, were current all over Polynesia. When Roggeveen discovered Easter Island in 1722, he noticed to his surprise what he termed "white men" among those on shore. And the people of Easter Island could themselves count up those of their ancestors who were white-skinned right back to the time of Tiki and Hotu Matua, when they first came sailing across the sea "from a mountainous land in the east which was scorched by the sun.”
As I pursued my search, I found in Peru surprising traces in culture, mythology, and language which impelled me to go on digging ever deeper and with greater concentration in my attempt to identify the place of origin of the Polynesian tribal god Tiki.
And I found what I hoped for. I was sitting reading the Inca legends of the sun-king Virakocha, who was the supreme head of the mythical white people in Peru. I read:
“Virakocha is an Inca (Ketchua) name and consequently of fairly recent date. The original name of the sun-god Virakocha, which seems to have been more used in Peru in old times, was Kon-Tiki or Ma-Tilt, which means Sun-Tiki or Fire-Tiki. Kon-Tiki was high priest and sun-king of the Incas' legendary `white men' who had left the enormous ruins on the shores of Lake Titicaca. The legend runs that the mysterious white men with beards were attacked by a chief named Cari who came from the CoquimboValley. In a battle on an island in Lake Titicaca the fair race was massacred, but Kon-Tiki himself and his closest companions escaped and later came down to the Pacific coast, whence they finally disappeared overseas to the westward.”
I was no longer in doubt that the white chief – god Sun-Tiki, whom the Incas declared that their forefathers had driven out of Peru on to the Pacific, was identical with the white chief-god Tiki, son of the sun, whom the inhabitants of all the eastern Pacific islands hailed as the original founder of their race. And the details of Sun-Tiki's life in Peru, with the ancient names of places round Lake Titicaca, cropped up again in historic legends current among the natives of the Pacific islands.
But all over Polynesia I found indications that Kon-Tiki peaceable race had not been able to hold the islands alone for long. Indications that seagoing war canoes, as large as Viking ships and lashed together two and two, had brought Northwest Indians from the New World across the sea to Hawaii and farther south to all the other islands. They had mingled their blood with that of Kon-Tiki's race and brought a new civilization to the island kingdom. This was the second Stone Age people that came to Polynesia, without metals, without the potter's art, without wheel or loom or cereal cultivation, about 1100 AD.
An extract from Heaven’s Mirror by Graham Hancock (Chapter 16, The Mystery and the Lake):
The Bearded Godand the Fifth Sun
According to Andean traditions, this ‘new world’ had been summoned into being by the word of the god Viracocha. Like Atum in ancient Egypt, or Vishnu amongst the Hindus, he was first and foremost the symbol of a great generative power in the cosmos. He was identified with the Sun and, as we have seen, he was also the human form of the Sun. In this aspect, exactly like the Mexican civilizing deity Quetzalcoatl, he was emphatically described as: ‘a white man… blue-eyed and bearded… of large stature and authoritative demeanour… In many places he gave men instructions how they should live…’
Since historians do not accept the possibility of any significant mutual influence or connection between Pre-Columbian Mexico and the Pre-Columbian Andes, it is assumed to be a coincidence that the ancient cultures of both regions worshipped a pale-skinned, bearded, civilizing god. But can it also be a coincidence that both cultures believed themselves to be living in the fifth epoch of the earth and that both specifically characterized this epoch as ‘the Fifth Sun’?
We have explored the Mexican version of this belief system in Part I. The Andean version was preserved in writing in the sixteenth century by the native Peruvian nobleman Huaman Poma, whose name, literally ‘Falcon-Lion’, is strongly reminiscent of the symbolism of the Horus-kings of ancient Egypt. The Spanish priest Martin de Murua also gave this account of the Andean beliefs: ‘Since the creation of the world until this time, there have passed four Suns without [counting] the one which presently illumines us.’
As in Mexico, each of the four earlier Suns was believed in South America to have been destroyed and swept away by a great cataclysm – water, a falling of the sky, air, fire. It was also believed in both places that the Fifth Sun itself was soon to be destroyed by what referred to in Mexico as a ‘great movement of the earth’ and in the Andes as a pachacuti. The word pachacuti means literally an ‘over-turning of the world’ (according to Sir Clements Markham’s translation) and an ‘overturning of space-time’ according to William Sullivan.
A bearded wooden statue was discovered on Malakula (Malekula) Island in the Republic of Vanuatu. Local inhabitants wear no bears and don’t resemble the character embodied in the statue at all. Local legends say the first dolmen on Malakula was erected in honour of the mythology character named Kabat who hadarrived from faraway seas and brought diverse knowledge to the island.
Agapit of Pechersk (the Unmercenary Physician) (? – 1095): Kiev Pechersk monk, physician, saint of the Russian Orthodox Church, worshipped as Reverend. We wrote about him in the article Popularity of Saint Agapit of Pechersk among people. Furthermore, we are preparing a new extensive material with a working title of In quest of Agapit, which will soon be published on our website.
In the end we’ve decided to include a story of a mysterious teacher who supposedly descended from space to wild tribes of Amazon Indians Kayapo lost in the impenetrable rainforest. That took place a very long time ago, and only legends preserve the memory of him. He is called Bep Kororoti. I learned this story from Julia Matveyeva: she once spoken to the photographer and traveller V. Alekseev who had visited Kayapo Indians himself. He covered this journey in an article on his personal blog http://alekseev-photo.ru/en, and the only thing missing there is a beard. Bep Kororoti is presented in a strange straw suit, but who knows, perhaps, there’s a bearded face under the basket on his head?
Bep Kororoti taught people to build houses and to heal themselves, showed them new hunting methods, and people started regarding him as a mighty and powerful god. He even built a special house – a school where he taught children. There are still such schools in Kayapo settlements, where adults teach children all the intricacies of hunting and many other things.
Summarizing our informative excursus on mythological ancient times, we can only marvel at grace, patience and industriousness of our great Teachers, Bodhisattvas or deities, gods. Coming to the earth again and again in various bodies and under new names, they continued doing their tough job, awaking sleeping humanity again and again. I don’t know for sure whether it was a single spiritual being or twelve different ones, thus all my statements are purely hypothetical, for I joined them all together in this analytical material via an ordinary male beard. Well, I guess it’s totally possible to assume someone likes to wear a beard while temporarily staying in a human body, isn’t it? As a matter of fact, even the One who has brought the Primordial Knowledge this time into the world wore a beard until recently (if we judge by His earlier photos).
Graham Hancock has suspected a certain connection between “bearded men”, so why would I not follow my intuition as well and assume that one Teacher hides Himself under different names? Notwithstanding the information given in Anastasia Novykh’s books that Rigden Djappo comes to the earth once in 12,000 years.
And what is your opinion, dear readers?
P.S. I might have missed something, so feel free to make additions – it’s never late to amend.