ZEITGEIST Sourcebook: Part 1–The Greatest Story Ever Told

Zeitgeist SourcebookPlease support my work by passing this sourcebook around.

This collaborative effort between Peter Joseph and D.M. Murdock/Acharya S presents 105 pages of primary sources and the works of credentialed authorities backing up the first part of the original “ZEITGEIST” film. Includes a bibliography with over 150 sources, nearly 350 citations, and some 80 illustrations!

Many of the primary sources here can be found in my other works, but some are NEW to this free ebook, as are many quotations here from various experts in relevant fields.  In other words, much of this material is ALL NEW.

The ZEITGEIST Sourcebook: Part 1–The Greatest Story Ever Told

The link above will lead you to the PDF (slow loading).

Please note that Peter Joseph has included this part in a larger work that incorporates the sources for the rest of the first “ZEITGEIST” film.  He is calling the complete work the “Companion Source Guide.” I am calling my part of it the “Sourcebook,” because I have already published a “ZEITGEIST Companion Guide.”

Please also note that this Sourcebook is only for the first part – the religion part – of the first ZEITGEIST film.  I have nothing to do with any other parts of any of the films. Nor did I do any of the writing for the rest of the Source Guide.

Now available on Kindle, iPhone, iPod, iPad and similar devices, such as Blackberry, Android, PC, Mac, etc.

See also the Primary Sources/Bibliography for the Zeitgeist Sourcebook

Further Reading:

Christ in Egypt: The Horus-Jesus Connection

Zeitgeist Part 1 & the Supportive Evidence

Rebuttal to Dr. Chris Forbes concerning ‘Zeitgeist, Part 1′

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  1. Finally, the sourcebook!
    Can’t wait to read it. I’ve thought a lot about what has been claimed in Zeitgeist and have wondered how much of it can be plausibly proven..

  2. 4
    your thoughts on Christianity are totally off-base, otherwise the rest helps people. However, dooming their souls to no hope of standing in truth against the swarm of evil encompassing the planet – renders much of what you said meaningless. I won’t bother to list things like the Essenes or Nag Hammadi or the Dead Sea scrolls, but perhaps you can try to get past your own preconceptions and the evil hijackers lof the truth ike the masons

    a true zeitgeist is 100% truth – in other words people like Sitchin are nowhere near it

      1. Truth is reality. Reality exists. Therefore truth exists. All other aaproch to anything is mysticism, which – of couse – han nothing to do with reality, thus nothing to do with the truth.

        1. Misconception
          Truth is relegated to Philosophy. That to which you are referring is Fact, not Truth. Facts are demonstrably true through both direct observation and, more importantly, replicated experimentation.

          Not that it matters in common parlance, really, but since we’re in the position of correcting people on what Truth is, rather than making any attempt to actually understand their point..

        2. You’re right.
          Truth does exist. It is defined as ‘What the Universe REALLY does’. After that, humans, as self-aware creatures, have a need to construct a personal VIEW OF REALITY, which is defined as , “The best knowledge available by which to make decisions so as to live in harmony and ease with that observed Universe.”

          Everyone has a View of Reality; some are better than others. A person who has no View of Reality is comatose or dead. A person whose view of reality is supplanted by Fantasy is clinically insane. Such a person cannot cope with the Universe as is committed to a mental institution to keep them from injuring themselves or others.

          The one exception, of course, is religion. it should thus be not surprising that many religious persons have trouble dealing with reality.

  3. Name the Jews
    I saw the Movie. While all religion is gross conman fraud Zeitgeist does not specifically name the Jew as the main souce of the world’s woes. Jews did 911 and all world wars and depressions and the BP oil disaster and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and soon Pakistan and Iran to control the Nukes and steal the oil.
    This will no doubt be censored because of Jew influence.
    Those who do not name the enemy by name, Jews, are complicit in their crimes.

    1. Cmon
      It’s as unfair to blame “The Jews” for this bullsh*t. A Luciferian contingent who call themselves Jewish may indeed be to blame (refer Michael Hoffman @ Revisionist History.Org) but I know far too many lovely and authentic people who are of Jewish decent to dig on that statement…
      But by the same token I must say that Israel is one of the most despicable nations on earth. Not because they are “Jewish” but because the draconian Rothschilds own it.

      1. Jews?
        While all these things about the Jews are not correct as a whole, “for-the-most-part, they ARE Jewish people with name changes to disguise their Jewry. Like FDR, who’s real mane was FRANKLIN DELANO ROSENFELT. A Jew! There are MANY, MANY Jews in power today. I’m not saying the “Jewish people” are to blame. I am saying the Jewish Zionists that are “leaders” in every country. Or dictators PLACED by the Jewish criminal network that puts them there. It is a world-wide conspiracy. Nazi Germany was “practice” for what’s going on today. You will all see. And if you don’t wake up an do something, your grandchildren will suffer for it. Just because someone attends a “Christian church,” doesn’t mean they’re a Christian.If you believe “God” spoke through George Bush, (like he claimed), then I have a bridge to sell you.

  4. Zeitgeist was, in my view, nothing but propaganda. Its primary message was clear, the point was to make you and I feel insignificant, powerless and totally unable to fight the ‘powers that be.’

    Step back, and you can clearly see that ‘deregulation’ is the greatest lie ever told, and all we really need to do to spare the world from further rape is to disempower the ‘inside-traders,’ and reclaim their stolen wealth to feed the masses. Restore the family farm, end this (sic) ‘globalization’ (as a straight-line plot!) and employ people like Bill & Hillary at the gun factory, people like Oprah & Donald Trump at the bomb factory, …you go a long way towards restoring law & order.

    1. WTF are you smoking!! You sound like a clanging symbol with no purpose but to throw static and noise! Seriously is most of reality a joke to you? How do documentaries like this, that give full view of a lie, an illusion that is fed to us all as the exact opposite of truth – equate to the ACTUAL propaganda that the television brings you and is indoctrinated in every facet of society as policy?

      When people post nonsense(sober?)like “employ people like Bill & Hillary at the gun factory, people like Oprah & Donald Trump at the bomb factory, …you go a long way towards restoring law & order.” as some kind of item for debate(??)people who actually are taking this seriously and giving it actionable considerate thought are reminded how screwed up the populace really is when it comes to trying to inject it with a little logic and reason!

      You come to the table with nonsense when TZM and TVP are actually trying to bring about progressive change, you’re either a dis-informant, a doubletalking political halfwit or just plain stupid.

    2. There is more truths in zeitgeist than the bible. Also all war’s that I know of are religious based and war is very profitable to many big businesses so debunk that…. thanks! Silenthare

  5. It’s about the truth
    ZEITGEIST is about waking people up.It is not propaganda in anyway what so ever.Propaganda is when the powers that be use religion to further there hegemonic agenda.Propaganda is telling your children they are born sinners and must let Jesus into there hearts and live a specific Christian life style or they will burn in Hell :evil: Zeitgeist is the most informative movie I have seen since 911 mysteries.I do not understand how any sane,intelligent person can fall for the “official 911 story”.I can however understand how people can fall for religions like Christianity when they are kids.But,it takes some persistent hard core conditioning to keep them believing that kind of nonsense.Zeitgeist is the alternative to the lie,it is the TRUTH :!:

    1. Acharay the fraud
      Acharays work has been debunked countless of times over. Why do you even bother with this? You know she’s a liar. “Anup the baptist”? Are you serious? Why make up a bunch of lies? I know you guys hate religon, or christianity in particular, but it doesn’t make your statements any more true if your going to make up a bunch of assumptions about its origins.

      1. This very post concerning the Sourcebook proves that my work has not been debunked even once, much less “many times over.” But you would not know that fact, because you have not read it but are repeating the dishonest and mendacious claims of others.

        It is not I who am lying, but Christian fanatics and others ignorant of the subject matter and spread lies, libel and slander everywhere.

        Am I serious about Anup the Baptizer? Are you serious about John the Baptist anointing the supernatural son of God? This motif is mythical and can be found in the myths of Egypt, specifically as concerns the underworld god Anubis, who purifies or baptizes the Osiris as the deceased passes into the afterlife. John the Baptist is clearly based on this highly popular Egyptian god, among others.

        I have an entire lengthy chapter about Anubis the Baptizer in my book Christ in Egypt http://stellarhousepublishing.com/christinegypt.html, in which you would find all the evidence. But you will not read it.

        You do not know what you are talking about, so you post calumnious and hateful remarks on a stranger’s blog. Is that the sort of morality Christianity teaches?

        And we don’t hate religion, so there’s another ridiculous lie you are spreading. Your fanaticism has made you irrational and hateful, causing you to bear false witness.

  6. bokertv ! Commander ….SMUK ….As a Rabbi, i strongly suggest you recognize that Judaism can of itself achieve nothing ! Blaming jews for all the world woes is ridiculous ! Christians are just as ruthless !You will find that if you eliminate us ;you will still have your woes ! you should try turning your woes into wows and stop spewing foul odors ! muzzletov !Basically i found my boys were best controlled with the new device …even better than the potato sack dress protocol !I would recommend we all chuk bricks at women in mini-skirts as we do in Jerusalem, what do you think ?Commander ? :-)

  7. Thank you so much, Babe, for putting this masterpiece together and educating the minds of this magnificent planet. ♥

  8. Zeitgeist
    I wish to make the following comments regarding this ongoing challenge to faith.
    There is nothing that has been given to the planet that represents the ultimate in truth.
    This planet is going through great turmoil. Believe paradigms are losing control and religion siphons the system according to its own will. Pope Leo X, 16th century even said “It has served us well, this myth of Christ. You have been sold a version of reality, through overly valued educational systems you prize and reward yourself for the ability to repeat stories as fact – never questioning the content and method of learning.
    Religion is an insult to human dignity. Without it you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things it takes religion. I suspect that religion is simply a parasite on a much older moral sense.
    Religion involves manipulation of the human population to serve the need of others.
    Prophecies are for the weak that lost there way in ignorance and sought history from a ship of fools who likewise lost their course and admitted defeat. So live in the now and create your own reality rather than riding in the wake of another and give our prophets some time to sleep! The mind is just chemistry: God is an artifact of the brain.
    Of the main religions I need to say that they are so enamored of power that they fight amongst themselves. Of all the over 200,000 different religions on this planet, not one drop of blood has been spilt in the name of Buddha. Makes you think, doesn’t it?
    Redefine your own identity and stop this foolishness about your definitions of gods. Become much more discerning what is truth because you are duped and tricked by the powers at be to have total control over your free will.
    Religions were created to give you some way of comprehending your identity, which is a valuable thing to learn. However, the information disseminated to you through the various religions gives you a limited perspective of who you are and keeps you disempowered. Any religion is a perspective upon existence. The stories, the individuals, and the myths that make religion are all used in different ways to affect the behavior of populations.
    What was appropriate from a religious point of view a few hundred years ago is longer significant today. Times are changing. It is time for all people to stop believing in this foolishness of religions and gods that limit them. Follow your own truth and not obey someone’s silly rules.
    Jean-Paul
    PS Voila to Zeitgeist

    1. “not one drop of blood has been spilt in the name of Buddha”

      FALSE. Lots of people have died and been killed in the name of Buddha. For starters, just ask the Bon Po priests! Oh, you can’t because they were killed by Buddhists.

  9. Zeitgeist is communist atheist propaganda (read zi
    I doubt that is an accident. After watching Zeitgeist 1 and 2 I suspect Jews (read Zionists) were behind these movies. Just look at the way they attack Jesus questioning his very existence. Just look at the way they espouse communism (Zeitgeist 2) and atheism. There is nothing wrong with questioning religious authority but this movie takes it too far when it tries to undermine faith in the Divine. Jesus promoted love and solidarity among men, the very things standing in the way of the new world order. Then in Zeitgeist 2 they come right out and say that they want to abolish all money saying that it is the cause of all crime. If that isn’t a red flag I don’t know what is. They say we wouldn’t need money because everything would be automated and the resources would be fairly distributed. There is already a word for this and that’s Communism. They call it a utopia but to me it looks like a nightmare.

    1. Try reading..
      Well, try reading, The Lost Science Of Money, and see what you come up w/. Even specifically per the 1st addition, p.71.

  10. Mixing Truth With Fiction
    Unfortunately, mixing truth with fiction does not add credibility to the truth or the fiction. The fact that Jesus is a myth is tainted when mixed with crazy government conspiracy theories. Our government can’t pour water from a boot that has the instructions written on the heel! No way it can pull off complicated conspiracies. -Phil

    1. The reason people don’t believe the official story of 9/11 isn’t because they have crazy conspiracy theories. It just takes paying a little attention, having a brain in your head and knowledge of a little honest history to see right through it.

      But we both agree that it is a mixture of truth and fiction: the truth about conspiracy mixed with the lies about Jesus as purely mythological.

      1. The contention that Jesus is as mythical as Hercules is not a “lie.” It is readily demonstrated in this very Sourcebook, which you haven’t read, obviously, before making your calumnious comment.

  11. Thank you so much, Ms. Murdock, for all that you have taught me. I appreciate your further gift of this book and am letting my children know about it as well.
    Also, I found this site: http://www.jesusneverexisted.com/

    And to you, blessings of the highest and best.

    Love, light and giggles,
    Marie-Lynn

  12. O.M.G!!!
    Well I had always believed and I still do believe in divine power outside the realm of humanity however the Zeitgeist movie did break a few bridges under my feet. Could use a little more insight in the subjects there within. ;-)

  13. Is there other language version?
    Just want to know if it exists a spanish or french version of that book, my english isn’t so fluency to understand everything :-s

    Regards,

    1. Not yet! I just finished and released it in English a couple of days ago. People are free to translate it, of course.

      1. Further to “The Greatest Story Ever Sold”
        After having read “The Christ Conspiracy” (among others), which I found to be most informative (I really liked how the various cultures lived their lives around the movements of the sun, the moon, the stars, etc., from which these fables were developed, and how everything was extracted from the Egyptians) I would like to see such a detailed dissertation/examination on Islam. Moreover, based on the precession of the equinoxes, I predict the new religion will be “water-based” (water will be the “new gold”) and we will see water quotas being enforced (low-flow toilets, etc. represent the beginning). Keep up the great work.

  14. The past is no longer lost. Watch this site as everything will be explained and proven. Also, there is a substance there that the ancients used to cure, you also can have that. J. C. had it! everything was based on the Creation and Matter and a Process.

    The site is being built as there is so much to put there to prove.

  15. Hi There,

    I know your a busy person but wanted you to know. I am building my site and will explain many of the alchemical allegories. enough to show that #1 They are tied to Genesis but not as we ever knew it. #2 That Genesis was a way of perfecting matter, and that process is the basis of the Osirian religion. You know the rest of that. #3 G. Massey never knew Alchemy but everything he ever wrote is tied to and from alchemy, as we today call it. #4 The Gnostic Gospels are all about alchemy, but you never knew that. #5 The informatio will prove all Holy Men of the past, and some that were not Holy had the powder, even Jesus. That is how he cured, that I can now prove. Simply put, there is too much to simply put it down here or anywhere except in a very large book which I am not going to write.

    Ive listened to you many times, what I speak about you do not know, but you will or should. Alchemy is the basis of everything. It is the one thing you don’t know, nobody else does either and that is what needs to be put in a place where all will see and then decide for themselves. Im writing to you because I need help. Over the next month or so, I will put everything on my site. Please go there and try to leran it all then decide if perhaps we could do something together. I am no scholar! Not writer, no PHD, etc. Just a guy with an old hobby!

    Al

    If you arn’t interested it would be nice to hear from you, a short note and then I wont bother you again. When you know, it is tied to everything and is just too much for me to explain in the right fashion.

  16. First of all thanks for sourcebook , I appreciate your researches about this …

    And I know the “Religion” is just about controlling people , It never existed from a “God” who send us some sh*ts like that !

    I’m iranian , and I never seen something like religion can keep a government out of truble like that ! that’s because of many peoples in iran who belived in islam and the government is using it as a Remote Control to put them right over the way it wants …

  17. Enlightened Huamanity
    Some day all humans shall grow up,put away there nursery rhymes and be adults,in a universal community. I have hope for this or we shall destroy ourselves and all future generations. We are not the only race too reach this phase,many have made it,many have not.
    Thank you acharya.

  18. It is unfortunate for the human species to be saddled with the ignorance of religion but it is only appropriate given the limitations of science and the investments therein. There may or may not come a time when this planet of human beings overcomes the ignorance and it’s accompanying competitive economic system. I am only sorry that I will not live to see the day when the results are all in. I suspect that ignorance will win out but that may just be my knee-jerk reaction to the history of our species. I hope so. In the mean time it is quite a show and can only be viewed as such in order to keep one’s level of sanity and emotional stability in place.

  19. The Bible is Bullsh*t
    Actually I am not being altogether mean. It really is Bullsh*t, Goatsh*t, Fishsh*t. Wisdom that was passed through the age of Taurus (4300BC-2150BC) that came out the other end into the age of the Ram (2150BC-0) and on through Pisces. Through each generation again and again so it can hardly be recognized. I bet it’s lost alot of its potency and has some deleterious effects. :D :woohoo: Fortunately for us the water will wash that all away in the next age

  20. people need to step away from entertaining disinformation. we need to step back and realise the system as a whole and unite in the fight against it. its not a war of flesh and blood but a war of consciousness and a greater understanding. when we realise that this zeitgheist helps to inform and deliver the bigger picture, we must understand that it is not meant to be analysed but understood. open ur minds and unite in the common goal of freedom yet you must not accept everything you are told as the truth. research issues yourself before voicing your opinion about them. we are all victims, and we are all the solution.

  21. After countless hours of researching the histories of many religions, I came to the same conclusions that the movies cite. It never ceases to amaze me how so many vast millions of people on this planet can cling to beliefs that they undoubtedly subconsciously questioned as young children, just as I did. Many concepts didn’t seem to “ring true” even as a child, causing me to “question” the validity of the faith that I was exposed to since birth. The millions of innocent lives lost in the name of religions should be enough for most, however they seem to lay blame somewhere else. Perhaps the human race just isn’t ready to be granted access into the galactic community, if it exists at all. Unfortunately I have a very dark outlook for our near future. I firmly believe that it will take a terrible catastrophy to occur before the human race wakes up. It won’t be a subtle change. A look into our history will confirm that nothing is accomplished or changed on this planet until some unspeakable horror makes us rethink things collectively. :sad:

  22. Access Denied. Too Stupid To Talk To Or Visit
    QUOTE OF Anonymous on 2013-04-10 16:16:29:

    Perhaps the human race just isn’t ready to be granted access into the galactic community, if it exists at all.

    END OF QUOTE.

    In reference to the above uniquely stated thought, I’ll say:

    We know that there are billlions of other stars and galaxies out there; and maybe trillions of other planets. Therefore, I think we can safely say that there must be living creatures of some sort on one or more of those trillions of planets.

    The living creatures on some of the other planets must be less intelligent that us earthly humans; and because they are less intelligent than us, they are incapable of communicating with us and traveling to us. I mean, if we humans lack the knowledge that’s needed to communicate with them, then they – being less intelligent than us – must be incapable of communicating with us.

    On the other hand, there are probably living creatures on other planets that must be far more intelligent than us earthly humans; and because they are far more intelligent than us, some of them must be capable of communicating with us and traveling to us.

    If the living creatures that are far more intelligent than us earthly humans are capable of communicating with us and traveling to us, then why haven’t they?

    If their intellectual capabilities are so much greater than ours, they may – without us realizing it – be able to understand our verbal and written gibberish.

    If they can understand our gibberish – and after having read our Bible which they know so many of us believe is true – they may have concluded that we are so pathetically stupid we aren’t worth communicating with or traveling to.

  23. This very post concerning the Sourcebook proves that my work has not been debunked even once, much less “many times over.” But you would not know that fact, because you have not read it but are repeating the dishonest and mendacious claims of others.

    It is not [i]I[/i] who am lying, but Christian fanatics and others ignorant of the subject matter and spread lies, libel and slander everywhere.

    Am I serious about Anup the Baptizer? Are you serious about John the Baptist anointing the supernatural son of God? This motif is [i]mythical [/i]and can be found in the myths of Egypt, specifically as concerns the underworld god Anubis, who purifies or [i]baptizes [/i]the Osiris as the deceased passes into the afterlife. John the Baptist is clearly based on this highly popular Egyptian god, among others.

    I have an entire lengthy chapter about Anubis the Baptizer in my book [i]Christ in Egypt[/i] ([url]http://stellarhousepublishing.com/christinegypt.html[/url]), in which you would find all the evidence. But you will not read it.

    You do not know what you are talking about, so you post calumnious and hateful remarks on a stranger’s blog. Is that the sort of morality Christianity teaches?

    And we don’t hate religion ([url]http://www.examiner.com/article/not-all-nonbelievers-hate-religion[/url]), so there’s another ridiculous lie you are spreading. Your fanaticism has made you irrational and hateful, causing you to bear false witness.

  24. stupid u people clinging on to religion talking utter sh*t trying to defend your cause…WAKE THE FUK UP…this planet needs you NOW…

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