Next are excerpts from an essay found at; www.bibliotecapleyades.net/esp_maltaskulls_1.htm
Skulls of the Mother Goddess by Vittorio Di Cesare and Adriano Forgione;
“Why such persistence in tormenting one’s own body? Was there any connection between the tribal rituals and the men of the lengthened cranium? Could it be possible that, as in other cultures, successive populations tended to deform their infant’s heads in order to make them similar to this race of ‘serpent priests’? In Malta, all this was practiced by a mysterious populace that erected gigantic temples to the Mother Goddess between 4100 and 2500 B.C. The presence of these skulls might be that of the last exponents of the most ancient sacerdotal caste that built the megalithic temples and, never having blended with the local populations, had continued reproducing through the millenniums within familiar unions (as was the usual practice among the elite) and consequently impoverished its genetic patrimony until inevitable pathologies manifested, finally disappearing.
The skulls we examined are dated 2500 B.C. (but may be even older) a date in which Malta’s megalithic history ends, initiating a period of historical darkness and absence of population that will last about 300 years, until the arrival of the Phoenicians. These will begin to make Malta their Mediterranean outpost. The Phoenicians will also erect temples to the Mother Goddess in Malta, calling her Astarte, the snake-faced Goddess. Again we find the representation of a Goddess who is associated with the snake and healing powers, almost as if the Phoenicians wanted to continue an interrupted tradition. But it’s the date of 2500 B.C. that presents a fundamental key of interpretation for understanding who these long-headed individuals were and to use it we must move from Malta to nearby Egypt.
Professor Walter B. Emery (1903-1971), the famous Egyptologist, author of “Archaic Egypt”, who excavated at Saqqara in the 30’s, indeed discovered the remains of individuals who lived in the pre-dynastic epoch. These presented a dolichocephalous skull, larger than that of the local ethnic group, fair hair and a taller, heavier build. Emery declared that this stock wasn’t indigenous to Egypt but had performed an important sacerdotal and governmental role in this country. This race kept its distance from the common people, blending only with the aristocratic classes and the scholar associated them with the Shemsu Hor, the ‘disciples of Horus’. The Shemsu Hor are recognized as the dominant sacerdotal caste in pre-dynastic Egypt (until approximately 3000 B.C.), being mentioned in the Turin papyrus and the list of the kings of Abydos. It’s interesting to note that Emery writes:
‘Towards the end of the IV millennium B.C. the people known as the Disciples of Horus appear as a highly dominant aristocracy that governed entire Egypt. The theory of the existence of this race is supported by the discovery in the pre-dynastic tombs, in the northern part of Higher Egypt, of the anatomical remains of individuals with bigger skulls and builds than the native population, with so much difference to exclude any hypothetical common racial strain. The fusion of the two races must have come about in ages that concurred, more or less, with the unification of the two Egyptian Kingdoms.’ ‘Therefore, what occurred in Malta is also reflected in Egypt. It’s noticeable that in Lower Egypt, the pharaoh’s symbol is a bee named ‘Bit’. It isn’t coincidental that Malta’s ancient name is “Melita”, which derives from the Latin word for honey. Malta’s symbol was also a bee and its hexagonal cells. Melita has its origin in ‘Mel’ or ‘Mer’ that in ancient Egypt was the name attributed to the pyramids.’ ‘Besides, the English term, ‘honey’ is strictly related to the original name of Heliopolis, which is ‘On’.
It is an interesting correlation that in Egypt, the Shemsu Hor guaranteed the respect of a solar religion and even today in Malta the sun is called ‘Shem-shi’. ‘Shem’ is a word of ‘Akkadic’ origin, not Egyptian, deriving from the Babylonian term for the sun; that is ‘shamash’. This proves that the Shemsu Hor came from the fertile half-moon area. An umpteenth correlation is the fact that this sacerdotal long-skulled caste disappeared in Egypt, as in Malta in the same period, which is between 3000 and 2500 B.C.
…a third nucleus was present in the Euphrates zone, becoming part of the Arian stock known as Mithans, who the Egyptians called ‘Naharin’, ‘those of the snake’. (from nahash, snake). The Mithans, who occupied a part of the Kurdistan area, were Abraham’s people, whose description is analogous to that of the Shemsu Hor made by Emery (fair hair and robust build). The ‘serpent priest’ tradition originates in the Middle East, with its foremost center right in Kurdistan, where at about 5000 B.C. the matriarchal culture of Jarmo represented the mother goddesses as divinities with faces of vipers and lengthened heads. These divinities will successively be associated to the ‘fallen angels’ or Nephilim, that are most explicitly cited in the ‘Testament of Amran’ in the Qumran scrolls in which is written: ‘One of them was of terrifying aspect, like a snake and his mantle was multicolored and also his face was that of a viper and he wore all his eyes.’
It concerns, in our opinion, not divinities in the strict sense, but individuals in sacerdotal or shaman expression, belonging to a highly developed and profoundly wise culture that had relationships with lesser-organized societies of the period. Its members were considered as ‘half-gods’ for the knowledge they possessed, just like in Egypt with the Shemsu Hor. Analogous viper-faced statues of mother goddesses are found in the land of the Nile, dating back exactly from the archaic period of the Shemsu Hor. It can be therefore concluded that these serpent-priests were the most ancient race that first occupied the fertile half-moon area (particularly Anatolia and Kurdistan) and Egypt (following migrations dating back 6000-4000 B.C.) until reaching Malta to disappear around 2500 B.C. but this culture survived in the Middle East and probably included one of the most famous and yet mysterious pharaohs of Egypt. It concerns the Mithans and the pharaoh Akhenaton. The reason why Akhenaton was linked to the Mithans will be the subject of a following article but the way he was portrayed in his statues and bas-reliefs (and with him, the whole royal family) is indeed that of an individual of lengthened head and human face but with serpent-likeness, characteristics found in the pre-dynastic Egyptian stock mentioned by Emery, besides being the exact representation of the features of the Nephilim and probably the long-skulled individuals of Malta.
The craniums of the Amarnian dynasty statues and the Malta craniums result as being practically identical, a not so fortuitous fact, also proved by the X-rays of Tutankhamun’s skull, Akhenaton’s son, which showed a dolichocephalous cranium. Substantially, the Maltese craniums are the relics, archeologically still not understood; of a sacerdotal race that, in Egypt and Malta, from archaic ages, survived till 2500 B.C. It’s the group that created the religious and spiritual sub-strata that characterized the greatest civilizations of the Old World, from long ago (600 B.C. or even earlier). This group continued in the Middle East and somehow returned in Egypt around 1351 B.C. giving birth, through the heretic pharaoh Akhenaton, to a religious reform that aimed to restore the ancient order. (my emphasis) And if the hypothesis that this pharaoh was linked some way to the figure of Moses is accepted, then the rest is history.”
As related in his book Magi, the Mayan historian Jose Diaz Bolio told Adrian Gilbert that the heads of babies born into their tribes were intentionally deformed in infancy by using boards and wrappings to enable the child to be eligible for the priesthood when he came of age. This was common among the American Indian tribes too. The native people did this to achieve what they called a polcan, which is a long serpentine head in memory of Ahau Can, ‘the Great Lordly Serpent’. The Chanes tribe believed themselves to be descendants of Votan who was a transplanted Atlantean. The author then talks about enormous elongated skulls found at various places in the Yucatan, particularly in Merida. He states that these ancient skulls showed elongation even without deformation. In other words, they were naturally elongated. He noted that the practice appeared to have been exclusive to the Chane priesthood. He makes the statement “…it really does imply that these walking serpents represented an ancestral line in which gigantism had been present. Curiously enough, Toltec myth speaks clearly of a race of giants known as the Quinames, Quinametin or Quinametl who ruled the country in its earliest days.”
He explains that the giants abandoned themselves to vices and luxury and so were vanquished by the Olmec, who thereafter dominated the region. The author then makes the statement that, “Amazingly enough, head deformation of exactly the same kind was practiced among the ruling elite of the Halaf and Ubaid peoples who occupied the Kurdish highlands and Fertile Plateau of Iraq from the sixth to the fourth millennia BC. There seems every reason to believe that in doing so they were attempting to re-create the serpentine features of the Watchers. This seems to have been in order that they could claim lineal descendancy from these individuals who they saw as serpent-like in appearance.” The Watchers were also known as the Nephilim and Anunnaki. The legends state that the Watchers were tall, fair-haired and light skinned. I don’t know for sure, but what I believe happened, is that what was originally a serpent featured race created the Adamic human proto-type and then incarnated into that form on Earth. Or, it could just be that they are shape-shifters and so adopt that look so as not to scare humans. I would also consider the theory that it hurt their feelings that the humans they partially created were horrified at how they looked.
An article written in the American Anthropologist magazine in 1933 by Henry Field discusses the findings of outsized skulls which the anthropologist referred to as ‘proto Semitic’. Mr. Field also stated that these people were the original founders of the pre-Sumerian city states which were later overrun by the indigenous culture circa 3000 B.C. To quote from the article;
“Just who were these long-headed individuals? Might they have been the descendants of a culture who inhabited Egypt during its earliest stages of development? Might some remnant of this culture have been responsible for the foundation of Sumer, a role both Christian O’Brien and I had already assigned to the Watchers of Eden? The viper like faces recorded in connection with the fallen race would undoubtedly be seen by anthropologists as a classic feature of a long-headed individual, such as those found in the most ancient graves of both Egypt and Sumer. If the ancestors of the Watchers really were linked with the long-headed, aristocratic race of pre-dynastic Egypt, then what more was there to learn about this unknown culture? Could they really have been the Shemsu-Hor, the Companions of Horus, who had supposedly ruled Egypt for a staggering 13,420 years before the reign of its first Pharaoh?”
And to that last question, I give a resounding yes! In his book Archaic Egypt, Walter Emery said that, “the racial origin of these invaders is not known and the route they took in their penetration of Egypt is equally obscure.” That route is obscure because it’s at the bottom of the Atlantic ocean! Emery compares the unique architecture of this culture with that of ancient Iraq (Mesopotamia), believing that both had common origins.
I have referred to our ancestors as the Serpents of Wisdom. I believe these were of the class of angels or ‘celestial beings’ known as the Seraphim, and I believe these were what were pictured in part one. Not exactly what one envisions when one thinks of angels! Mark Pinkham, author of The Return of the Serpents of Wisdom, tells us that wherever the Serpents of Wisdom have manifested on Earth they have been worshiped as gods and goddesses and treated with the ‘utmost respect’. He relates that they served as “prophets, magicians, healers and ones who speak with the Gods as their equals.” He states that some of the titles they have been known by are the People of the Serpent, the Solar Brotherhood and the Great White Brotherhood, which means that they are, “those of immaculate spiritual purity.” Mark states that they work in tandem with their cousins the Cherubim. This is a good clue to the understanding that the Serpents of Wisdom are Seraphim angels. The Seraphim and Cherubim along with seventy other angelic orders are the ruling hierarchy for our realm of creation.
So just who are the class of angels, the Seraphim? According to the Encyclopedia Mythica.com: Seraphim by Micha F. Lindemans;
“Divine creatures from the Old Testament associated with the Cherubim, and later taken to be angels. The root of Seraphim comes either from the Hebrew verb seraph ‘to burn’ or the Hebrew noun seraph ‘a fiery, flying serpent’. Because the term appears several times with reference to the serpents encountered in the wilderness (Num. 21.8, Deut. 8.15; Isa. 14.29; 30.6), it has often been understood to refer to ‘fiery serpents’. From this it has also often been proposed that the Seraphim were serpentine in form and in some sense ‘fiery’ creatures or associated with fire. …..In Isaiah’s call-vision in the Temple, he sees Seraphim surrounding the throne of God, singing praise to God; the ‘Thrice Holy’ hymn (ch 6). In this instance they are angelic beings but in the Book of Numbers, seraph-snakes are sent to punish the Israelites. Some of the Seraphim are Metatron (the prophet Enoch after being taken to Heaven), Kemuel, Nathanael, Gabriel, and Lucifer.”
Tom Kenyon is a channel and sound healer who has a website at www.tomkenyon.com. On his site he has a record of messages he has received from a people called the Hathors. The Hathors are benefactors of humankind and have been helping with human evolution for eons. They were here in the earliest period of Earth history in Lemuria. They were also in Egypt during Zep Tepi. This was the real but yet fabled age of Horus, Isis, and the rest of the Egyptian pantheon. There are remains of a temple still standing in Dendera Egypt called the Hathor temple. This is what the Hathors look like, as seen from the temple carvings;
Who the Hathors are & Why They Have Come Found at http://www.holisticwebs.com/sound/index4.html According to Channeled Messages from the Hathors in Tom Kenyon and Virginia Essenes Hathor Material book.
“We are the Hathors. We come in love and with the sounding of a new dream reality for your Earth. If you are ready to build the new world, we invite you to join us on a journey of the mind and heart. We are your elder brothers and sisters. We have been with you for a very long period of your evolution on this planet. We were with you in eons past – even in the forgotten days before any trace of us is known in your present written history. Our own nature is energetic and inter-dimensional. We originally came from another universe by way of Sirius which is a portal to your universe, and from Sirius we eventually proceeded to your solar system and the etheric realms of Venus. In the past we have specifically worked with and through the Hathor fertility goddess of ancient Egypt. We also made contact with the Tibetan Lamas in the formative period of Tibetan Buddhism. Thus, some of their unique techniques and practices about the use of sound come from our own lineage and our teachings with them. Although we have interacted with some of Earth’s early cultures, we are an intergalactic civilization with outposts that span parts of your known universe and beyond.
We are what you might term an ascended civilization – a group of beings existing at a specific vibratory field, even as you have an energy signature. It is simply that we vibrate at a faster rate than you. Nonetheless, we are all part of the mystery, part of the love that holds and binds the entire universe together. We have grown as you have grown, ascending to the One Source of all that is. We have grown in joy and through sorrow, as have you. We are, in terms of the vastness, a little higher on the spiral of awareness and consciousness than you are; therefore, we can offer you what we have learned as friends, mentors and fellow travelers on the path that leads back to remembrance of All That Is. We are not saviors; we’re not messianic. We wanted to clearly step out of that projection so that the reader understood that we were simply elder brothers and sisters offering our understanding and what we have learned. You may take it or leave it, but we offer it freely. In our understanding, the belief that different alien intelligences are going to save you and the belief that when you enter a photon belt you will magically be transformed, are just projections of human unconsciousness. The hope that someone or something will save you that you will not have to make any changes in yourself; that you will not have to be responsible is unrealistic.
The belief that you can stay in patterns of lethargy and unconsciousness, then take something or have something given to you that will transform you without any effort on your part, is sheer folly. It won’t happen. Now, there may be alien intelligences that land, for they certainly exist, but those humans who count on others to bring in their ascension and elevation without any work on their part, are going to be very disappointed. Ascension is a process of self-awareness and mastery on all levels and it necessitates bringing all those levels of one’s existence upward. That is how we see it and that is how we have done it for millennia. By offering our aid, however, we do not wish to interfere with your other spiritual helpers and cosmic relationships in any way, nor with any religious beliefs, affiliations or organizations of help to you. Even so, there is a great deal we would like to share. We know Sanat Kumara well for it was he who asked us to enter this universe. As an Ascended Master, Sanat Kumara has taken on numerous responsibilities associated with the elevation of planet Earth and this solar system. He is working for the ascension, the evolution of consciousness in the solar system, as we are.”
The author of The Message of the Sphinx comments on Egyptian civilization and remarks that every aspect of the sciences, artistic and architectural techniques and their hieroglyphic system of writing show virtually no signs of a period of development. He says that, “Many of the achievements of the earliest dynasties were never surpassed or even equaled later on.” He asks the question; “How does a complex civilization spring full-blown into being?” He answer his question by saying that the answer is obvious, but because it is “repellent to the prevailing cast of modern thinking, it is seldom seriously considered.” He remarks that Egyptian civilization was “not a development, it was a legacy.” He then makes the statement; “Might not the preservers of that legacy, who eventually bequeathed it to the Pharaohs at the beginning of the Dynastic Period, have been those revered and secretive individuals – the ‘Followers of Horus,’ the Sages, the Senior Ones – whose memory haunts the most archaic traditions of Egypt like a persistent ghost?”
And to that last question, I again say yes! Alice Linsley is an internet blogger who, for over thirty years has researched the anthropology of the Bible using genetics, archaeology, linguistics, and other methods to better know the patriarchal people in the book of Genesis. Her website is www.jandyongenesis.blogspot.com/
According to Alice, the genealogies listed in Genesis indicate that the patriarch Abraham’s ancestors migrated from ancient Kush in Africa to Mesopotamia. In researching our family history, I can tell you that there was constant movement of our people between Mesopotamia and Egypt. At one time Mesopotamia was ruled by Egypt. Ancient Mesopotamia, also known as the Fertile Crescent, encompassed a vast area starting on the plains of what is today northern Iraq, southward to the Egyptian Nile Delta. Kush is in the area of modern Chad. Kush was also a man, who was related to the line of Seth through a marriage to the line of Cain. To quote Alice Linsley:
“The Horite priesthood of Abraham’s ancestors was dedicated to a Divine Triad which included the Creator God and his uniquely begotten son by a chosen woman. Abraham’s people believed in a supreme creator God with lesser assisting semi-divine powers in a hierarchical ranking, like a pyramid. This is called henotheism. The biblical priesthood originates here among the devotees of Horus.”
Alice goes on to say that the priests who served in the temples were called ‘Hapiru’. She says that in their language, the letters p and b have the same sound. She observes that this could be the derivation of the word Hebrew. Alice says that the origins of the faith of Christ, came to Abraham as a tradition received from his ancestors.
According to Alice, these are the characteristics of this faith;
All-male ruler-priests were mediators between God and the defiled.
A binary (versus dualistic) worldview.
Blood sacrifice at altars whereby sin was propitiated.
Expectation of the appearing of the Son of God in the flesh.
God’s will on Earth as in heaven – interpreted by morehs (prophets).
Belief in an eternal and undivided Kingdom delivered by the Father to the Son.
Alice relates that Abraham and his ancestors lived in expectation of the Son of God. She states that their priestly lines inter-married exclusively in expectation that the Seed of the Woman, which I take to mean the Messiah, would come of their priestly lines. Alice states that this expectation started in Eden and, “was a central belief of the Horite family-tribal tradition.” That tradition held that the son would be born of a chosen woman, that he would be killed by his own brother, and that he would live again. What Alice is describing here is the teaching of the Serpents of Wisdom. Alice makes comments on the son being born of a virgin and the solar imagery, but believes that the archetype exists so that Abraham’s descendants would recognize the Messiah. She is not aware of the tie-in to the Serpents of Wisdom.
For millennia, our ancestors, who were the prophetic Horite caste, kept a strict pattern of marriage. This pattern is considered pretty creepy today! Marriage to half-sisters was expected for the first marriage. Marriages to cousins or uncles or aunts or nieces or nephews was expected in the second. Third and fourth or even more marriages were commonplace. So this is another view of why our ancestors inter-married, because they believed the Messiah would come from their race. They married their sisters or half-sisters because kingship came down through the women. The man became the king or Pharaoh because he married the woman with the right to the throne. Our ancestors believed – rightly, that the Logos incarnated into their king.
Alice says that the Biblical names Seth and Noah are equivalent to the Egyptian names Set and Nu. She says that Jesus’ ancestors were “Afro-Asiatics who spoke Afro-Asiatic languages. These languages included Akkadian, Amharic, Egyptian, Arabic, Aramaic, Assyrian, Babylonian, Berber, Chadic, Ethiopic, Hahm, Hausa, Hebrew, Kushite, Meroitic, Omotic, Phoenician and Ugaritic.” Alice points out that twelve of these language groups are spoken in Africa as confirmation of the Patriarchs sojourn there. The Afro-Asiatics were descendants of Noah’s sons Ham and Shem. Ham’s family was given Africa as their dominion, but Ham’s grandson Canaan moved into Shem’s lands. Alice wrote:
“The Oldest Known Language; Chadic is one of the best researched branches of the Afro-Asiatic language phylum. According to the book of Genesis, the first rulers Kain, Seth and Enoch are associated with the region where Chadic is spoken. This includes Chad, Northern Cameroon, Northern Nigeria, and Southeastern Niger in an area around Lake Chad. The area is called Bor’No, which means Land of Noah.”
Alice says that this is the only region on Earth that has place names reflecting the patriarchs of the fourth and fifth chapters of Genesis. She says that the, “antiquity of Chadic river Genesis tells the story of how Kain left his home and went eastward to a place where he married the daughter of a Chadic chief named Nok (Enoch) and built a city named after his firstborn son Enoch.” Alice has discovered a naming pattern of our ancestors whereby the firstborn son is named after the mother’s father. In our family, inheritance was maternal, meaning the firstborn son would inherit the throne of his maternal grandfather. Alice places Kain and Enoch in the region of northern Nigeria, where there are places called Kano and Nok. Alice notes that after battle or the shedding of another’s blood, the Kushite’s had to undergo purity rituals and make atonement for the shedding of blood. She notes that this was repeated in the Levites and Essenes.
In these last paragraphs we learn that the lines of Cain and Seth merged very early, with Cain himself marrying a daughter of Seth. I believe it’s for this reason that the genealogies of Cain and Seth are almost identical in the Book of Genesis, something that has always puzzled scholars. Alice describes the Kushite migration and states that about ten thousand years ago the Kushites spread across the Levant and Mesopotamia going as far as Central Asia. In addition some of them spread further west in Africa. She remarks that biblical Kush included southern Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, the Horn of Africa and the western and eastern coastal areas of the Red Sea. A little later in the time of Sargon the Great, they controlled commerce on the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. Kushite rulers maintained control of the water sources such as oases and wells. Alice says that the authors of ancient Indian literature claimed that the Kushites ruled the world for 7000 years! According to the ancient historian Epiphanies, the age of the Kushites extended from the Flood to the age of Terah, the Father of the prophet Abraham.
This helps us understand how the Atlanteans or Kushites, ended up in such far-flung places. The final sinking of the portion of Atlantis called Poseidia occurred circa 10,500 B.C., making it quite possible to find the biblical patriarchs in Africa circa 10,000 B.C. and in Mesopotamia (relatively) shortly thereafter. The Book of Amos in the Bible says that the Israelites were at one time in Ethiopia or Cush. Amos 9:7 says: “Are you not as the children of the Ethiopians unto me, O children of Israel?” saith the Lord. “Have I not brought up Israel out of the land of Egypt?”
Alice notes how the marriage patterns the Horites followed encouraged expansion. Since inheritance was along strict guidelines, all non-inheriting sons were sent away with gifts, but had to leave the territory of their brother who had inherited the kingdom. She also noted DNA studies that show the male haplo-group R-1’s African origin of the Kushites. My father’s DNA haplogroup is R1b, a direct successor of that line.
In February of 2011, there was a television program on the Discovery Channel where it was stated that they were going to announce the results of a DNA study done on the mummies of the 18th Dynasty of Egypt. This is the well-known family of Akhenaten, who may have been Moses. In the program, Zawi Hawass, the Egyptian Minister of Antiquities, sat at a desk and reported that the study didn’t have much to show as the results weren’t very good. However, on a computer screen next to him were the results of at least one test. Camera technicians were able to zoom in on the screen and found that these Egyptian pharaohs were in the R1 DNA haplo-group. In DNA research, The R haplo-group is called ‘Western-European’. So that makes the Egyptian pharaoh a western European! In reality these, our people, ended up right back where they started – the areas around the Atlantic Ocean. In the meantime, they had been as far eastward as they could go.