• April 21, 2024

Palenque image is NOT an “ancient alien”

This is the kind of nonsense that can be so frustrating: Almost 1.8 million views on a video (below) that touts the false “ancient astronauts theory” and that misrepresents a Mayan icon as depicting an “alien.” While the icon in question – the image of Mayan king Pakal climbing a…

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The Maya and the Milky Way

If you enjoy comparative religion and Maya mythology, you will want to listen to my radio program with Miguel Conner, as we discuss the most fascinating information you will not hear elsewhere! Here’s Miguel’s write-up: Groundbreaking scholarship continues to reveal the sublime legacy of the Mayan and other Mesoamerican cultures.…

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Oldest Maya solar observatory and parallels between Old and New World cultures

Please see my new Examiner article: Oldest Maya solar observatory gives rise to new origin theory This brief article touches upon a fascinating subject that includes as a central feature of the pre-Christian Mayan religion and mythology the cyclical death and resurrection of the solar maize/fertility god. As I say…

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Maya mythology and its relationship to Christianity

In December 2012, I made a marvelous trip to Mexico, where I spent 10 days amid Maya (and “Toltec”) ruins in the states of Yucatan and Quintana Roo. The main archaeological site we visited repeatedly was Chichen Itza, a Maya site in the Late Classic period (c. 600-900 AD/CE) built…

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Maya maize god growing as World Tree through the earthy turtle

World Tree as Milky Way growing out of the back of a turtle

A very interesting motif exists in mythology from Mexico to New York and Canada: The World Tree and the turtle. In Maya mythology, the First Father or Hun Hunahpu as the Maize God is depicted as emerging or resurrecting through the shell of a turtle, symbolizing the earth. This reborn…

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Why do the Maya believe Christ is the sun?

In my ebook Jesus as the Sun throughout History, I provide evidence that the New Testament figure of “Jesus Christ” has been perceived as the “sun of righteousness” (Mal 4:2) since the formation of Christianity, appearing in numerous solar roles, possessing an abundance of solar attributes, and perceived by a…

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Acharya S on Aeon Byte radio, 11/17-18

Come hear my new radio program with Miguel Conner all this weekend! In this show, I discuss the Maya, the Milky Way and religious ideas that can be found around the world. The Mayans and the Milky Way http://www.aeonbytegnosticradio.com/2010/05/may-15-may-16-its-complete-truth-about.html Here’s Miguel’s write-up: “Groundbreaking scholarship continues to reveal the sublime legacy…

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The biblical ‘Lineage Tree’ and its Buddhist parallel

On my publishing website can now be found a scholarly paper by Dr. Michael Lockwood, a philosophy professor in India for over 30 years, entitled: “Jesse’s ‘Lineage Tree’ and Its Buddhist ‘Branch’” In this article, Lockwood provides primary source evidence that the story of the biblical figure Jesse’s “sprout” (Isaiah…

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Maya watchtowers discovered to align with solstices and equinoxes

In 2012, archaeologists announced news concerning astronomically aligned structures at the Mayan site of Chichen Itza in the Yucatan. Previously largely overlooked, these ruined towers surrounding the long ceremonial area or “Great Ball Court” have now been analyzed and determined to possess alignments to the equinoxes and solstices. Alignments to…

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December 21, 2012 is coming – are we all going to die?

The question in the title of this article can be answered quickly: No, we are not all going to die on December 21, 2012. Will there be natural disasters somewhere? Probably, as there are somewhere in the world every day, on whatever scale. If a beaver’s dam is demolished by…

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2012: A New Beginning

“Join independent religion scholar Acharya S/D.M. Murdock for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure at the ancient site of Chichen Itza in the Yucatan, Mexico!” The mysterious Maya seem to have come from nowhere, like time travelers of legend. Where did they come from? How did their culture develop? What were the beliefs…

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buddha is a myth

The ‘historical’ Buddha?

With the release of my “Origins of Christianity” ebook, I have created a bit of a firestorm as concerns the story of “the Buddha.” In this regard, I have posted a lengthy excerpt from my book Suns of God: Krishna, Buddha and Christ Unveiled demonstrating the clearly mythical and not…

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