The Beginning of My Journey


Daniel Boone                                           Pocahontas

The story of the 144000 began as my personal family story. At first, I had no idea where my search would lead me. It began at the end of May 2008, when my life took a sudden turn. It started simply enough, through genealogy research. I had been researching my paternal line for eight or nine years. I could trace the line to the 1650’s in England to an Edward Mashborne who married Sarah Sindery. My family line was through their son Edward junior who had a brother Matthias and sister Mary. When Edward junior was seven, his mother passed away, and after a few years, his father married a woman named Elizabeth Nash. When Edward junior was twelve, his father also passed away. Edward, Matthias and Mary continued living with their step-mother Elizabeth in London. After a few years, Elizabeth Mashborne married Edward Loyd, owner of Loyd’s Coffee House in London. It was common then for business people to gather in coffee houses and pubs to conduct business. Loyd’s was a hub of maritime trade. One endeavor there was the pooling of risk to insure ships voyages. This business later became the well-known Lloyd’s of London insurance business.

In 1698 Edward junior sailed to North America and established a home in a place called Sarum in Chowan, Nansemond Territory, Virginia. Sarum was located about twenty miles south-east of Jamestown and was situated between the Chowan and Nansemond Indian villages. Edward established a school for the children of both Indians and European settlers. Circa 1728 after the pirate Black Beard had been hanged and his home port was made habitable for civilized society, Edward and his family moved to Onslow County North Carolina where the family had a large plantation and Edward continued his duties as a school master and as Onslow County Clerk.

Edward’s son Matthew was born circa 1704. He stayed just a short time in Onslow then moved back to the Chowan/Nansemond area. I believe the reason he moved back was because of a certain girl named Sarah. I have believed for a long time that Sarah was Indian.  It’s Matthew and Sarah’s line alone that has a tradition of Indian heritage within the Mashburn family. Matthew’s line later moved to Hillsborough in Orange County North Carolina. I was able to find several of my family lines living in the same area circa the 1750’s-1790’s. I noticed that on tax lists from the era there were many mixed-blood, that is, Indian/European family names. One of these was George Guess, otherwise known as Sequoyah. Another was the famous Sam Houston of Alamo fame. He was the adopted son of Cherokee Chief John Jolly. Also part of this group were the Bollings who were one of the ‘First Families’ of Virginia. They were descended from the Boleyn royal family of England. Also living in the area were the descendants of Pocahontas, known by her Indian name Matoaka, and John Rolfe – one of the founders of Jamestown. According to family histories, I descend from them by several lines but I have only confirmed one so far.  In May of 2008, I was looking into my Cherokee history. There were mixed-blood Cherokee with the last name of Morgan who were influential in the war of 1812 and the Civil War. I wanted to find out if I was related to them as an Elizabeth Morgan had married my ancestor Drury Mashburn.

At the same time, I started an e-mail group of Mashburn genealogy researchers. The idea was to share what we were working on in order to save time and avoid duplication of effort. The group consisted of some thirty researchers. I was discussing the Morgan-Cherokee connection with the group and the subject of a Quaker connection with the Morgan’s came up. After I started to trace that line, I realized  I was finding ancestors from both my maternal and paternal lines living together and I traced them back to a Quaker colony called Gwynedd, in Pennsylvania.

These Quaker’s had come from Gwynedd in Wales to Pennsylvania circa 1690. Records of the era indicated that they hoped to buy a large amount of land and intended to establish an independent territory, being their own governors. One historian equated it with a Baronetcy. These Quaker colonists were all inter-related and descendants of Welsh/British royalty.  One of their historical appellations was ‘Princes of Gwynedd’. The famous explorer Daniel Boone and his family was among them and I am related to him. I even had links to the Caesar’s and royalty of ancient Rome through them. Most of the people in my e-mail group also shared this Welsh-Quaker connection, so I excitedly related everything I learned about our family to them. As I followed these families, I began to notice patterns. One pattern was that they were instigators in a series of failed independent colonies. One of these was the Colony of Transylvania. According to Wikipedia, “Transylvania was a short-lived colony primarily in what is now the U.S. state of Kentucky. The colony was founded in 1775 by Richard Henderson of North Carolina who purchased the land from the Cherokees. The most famous resident of Transylvania was the American pioneer Daniel Boone who was hired by Henderson to establish the Wilderness Trail through the Cumberland Gap into central Kentucky, where he founded Boone’s borough, the capital of the colony. Transylvania ceased to exist after Virginia invalidated Henderson’s purchase in 1776.”

Another endeavor was the Wataugan’s who in 1775, purchased land from the Cherokee and in August 1776 petitioned North Carolina for recognition of an independent state called Washington District. Among the signers of the petition was John Sevier the first governor of Tennessee and the famous frontiersman Davy Crockett. Family names on the petition were Robinson, Cox, Wilson, Jones, Hughes, Moore, Williams and Davis. All names you would expect from British origins. As related in the book Sketches of North Carolina;

“Cherokee sell lands in 1774. Men from Orange County North Carolina made the Treaty of Watauga. The company took possession of the lands on the 20th of April 1775, the Indians appointing an agent John Farrar to make a delivery according to law. Governor Martin issued a proclamation saying the purchase was illegal.”

The Farrar’s were also one of the Virginia First Families and another family with a long history that weaves in and out of my family story. I found that these families had ties that went back hundreds of years. In France, their last names were de Bohun, de Croqetaine and de Ferriers.

Another of these ventures was the State of Franklin. Again, they bought land from the Cherokee to establish their own state. Family names involved in this were John Sevier, William Wilson, William Jones, Benjamin Gist/Guess and William Moore. I discovered that I am related to many of the original Jamestown settlers. They were families who were investors in the Virginia Company – the financial backers of the Jamestown settlement. As I started to research my other family lines on I was stunned to find out the famous people I was related to – literally most of the old European aristocracy and many adventurers, politicians and famous writers.

Another pattern I noticed was that my maternal and paternal lines had been moving around together for the last four hundred and fifty years! They were literally in the same small village in Brackley, Northampton England in the 1500’s, in the same neighborhood in London in the 1600’s, in Orange, Burke and Macon Counties in North Carolina in the seventeen and eighteen hundreds, in the same town in Missouri and then in California. My parents met in high school in California having no idea of their family’s inter-woven history. My dad had been born in California, but my mom was born in Missouri and came to California when she was fourteen.

Looking back at the saved postings to my email group, I see that in early July of 2008, less than six weeks after I started my e-mail group, I related to them that I had talked to a relative who confirmed the Quaker connection. He also told me that we were related to, “the Rothschild’s and Furr’s who were both wealthy Jewish families.” I didn’t know what to make of it. I’m a life-long Southern Baptist whose ancestors were Southern Baptist. In fact, they were most likely some of the originators of the denomination in North Carolina. As far as I knew I had German, Scottish, English, Irish, Welsh and Cherokee Indian ancestry. That same relative told me that our family was the lost Bear Clan of the Cherokees. The Cherokee were descendants of the Hopewell or Mound Builder culture. They built the serpent mounds in Ohio, Missouri and elsewhere. The last word regarding the Bear Clan of the Cherokee was that they were headed to the Rocky Mountains. They were never heard from again. They most likely moved to different areas and continued on with their lives. I read somewhere that before the families separated they made a vow to never again talk about their past. That seemed strange to me. What did they have to hide?

Another thing that happened at that time, and unfortunately I don’t remember the way it played out to relate it properly, but it went through my mind that my family was a lost tribe of Israel. The lost tribe of the Cherokee, and also of Israel. At that time, I googled the words Rhodes, Quaker and Onslow. Rhodes was a family name and Onslow a county in North Carolina. Instead of finding something related to any of these, I was taken to:


By Donald N. Panther-Yates

To my amazement, the article was discussing people called Melungeons who were a mixed race, comprised mainly of Sephardic Jews, Moors, Berbers and Native Americans. The author Donald Yates had partnered with Rutgers University professor Elizabeth Hirschman in writing a book called Melungeons-the Last Lost Tribe in America. I couldn’t get away from the lost tribe theme! The article relates that Panther-Yates spoke on the subject of Sephardic Jewish influence and intermarriage with the Cherokee, Creek, Chickasaw, Choctaw and Seminole, in an article in the Appalachian Quarterly. He also wrote an article on the Jewish American Indian Chiefs of the old South. The author called the Melungeons ‘crypto-Jews’. Some were from converted populations of French and Spanish Jews who recalled their lines of descent from the patriarchs Judah, Levi, Benjamin or David. The article speaks of their inter-marriage with the Lumbee, Pamunkey and Cherokee Sephardim families. There are two groups of Jews – the Ashkenazi and Sephardim. The Sephardim are called the ‘Southern Jews’. The Ashkenazi originated in Eastern Europe, the Sephardim in Palestine. To quote the author;

“In some cases, among the Lumbee’s, Pamunkey and Cherokee, Sephardim families took over the tribal hierarchy. Jewish Cherokee chiefs such as Will Webber, John Ross, George Guess (Sequoyah), John Looney, George Lowrey and Sam Houston signed treaties, wrote laws and constitutions and led their people westward to Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas.”

They go on to say that they Sephardim used Freemason’s lodges as their ‘sponsors’ or ‘covers’. Incredibly, they say that Daniel Boone was a Sephardic crypto or ‘hidden’ Jew. They say that other ‘covers’ for them were the Huguenots, Quakers, Freemasonry, the Scottish clan system, Ulster Presbyterianism, and Primitive Baptist congregations. Then, in confirmation of my observance of their patterns to establish an independent territory the author wrote; “He (John Adair) later lent his storehouse to provision the Cumberland settlers under James Robertson. But with the failure of the State of Franklin and such schemes as the Yazoo Land Fraud, hopes for a true homeland soon focused on Missouri, Arkansas and Texas farther west.” And that all these families were linked with the “Cherokee-Chickasaw-Choctaw-Powhatan ruling dynasties. The common denominator in all these families was their crypto-Judaism.”

Powhatan was the father of Pocahontas and an Algonquian Indian. Pocahontas mother was a Cherokee, which was one of the Iroquoian tribes. The article goes on to relate stories about the Chickamauga Cherokee, Chief Dragging canoe and other people that relate to my Cherokee ancestry.


I found a list of common Melungeon surnames. At least a quarter of the names on the list were my family names. The names just seemed ‘English’ to me. I looked up lists of Quaker, Huguenot and Jewish names and found many of my family names on those too.

I had been told my family had a link to the Cherokee through a man with the last name Ledbetter who had lived with the Cherokee in the 1700’s in the Appalachian Mountains so I googled the words Ledbetter, Cherokee and Appalachia. The first web-page that came up was titled ‘Ancient Baptist Succession in Wales’. I think you can see that’s not what I expected to find! The article talked about the Olchon Baptist Church in the English Midlands on the border between England and Wales. To quote that article;

“Their ancient Baptist heritage included principles of closed membership and communion. They were not reformed, claiming a succession to Christ through the Apostle Paul.  Former pastor of Olchon Baptist Church, John Howells states; ‘the ancient Britons of Wales, around Olchon, maintained an unbroken chain of succession from Christ.’ The true apostolic succession is to be found here and here only, in the history of the genuine Baptists.

From Paul downwards to this day they have never failed as a visible body of believers, witnessing for the truth as it is in Jesus and in maintaining the like faith and practice. Continuing constant in season and out of season in spite of bonds, imprisonments, the fiery stake, the headsman’s axe, the hangman’s cord, the assassin’s sword, the damp, dark, dreary and un-drained dungeon, the racking tortures of the inquisition, the perverted Roman church. There has been all along the blood-tinged ages of martyrdom an uninterrupted preservation of the primitive creed and ritual of the church of the Pentecost, so signally inaugurated in the upper room in Jerusalem.

There is no missing link in this celestial chain from age to age of the remnant according to the election of grace. The Apostle Paul concludes his second epistle to Timothy with greetings from some of the saints gathered with him in Rome. Among those mentioned are Pudence and Claudia. Paul’s mention of these Welsh Christians casts some doubt as to their being in Wales in 63 A.D. since it is believed Paul wrote II Timothy in 66 A.D., however, the identities of Pudence and Claudia are well documented. Claudia was the daughter of Welsh King Caractacus.”

I knew I had been guided to this webpage for a reason. I knew they were referring to my Welsh ancestors – my research later confirmed it. Now, I don’t believe I was being led on this journey without a reason. Hard as it may be for some readers to believe, I received much of this information via divine revelation. It’s hard to describe the experience. It comes to me in several ways. One way is that I feel like I’m surrounded by something that I now know is my auric egg (aura). The world outside it tunes out and everything inside it is magnified. If I am reading a message, the words appear raised off the page. I also hear that ‘still small voice’. Yes I hear a voice! This is known as clairaudience. I have limited powers of prophecy. I have no control over it.

The author and scholar, Margaret Starbird planned to write a book to refute the novel Holy Blood Holy Grail. In that book the author’s put forward their belief that Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene and had children with her. Margaret’s book, entitled The Goddess in the Gospels instead of refuting the idea, ended up being a testament to the possibility of such a union. In Margaret’s book, she relates some interesting ways that God communicates with people. One example was that one of the members of her prayer group had a statue of Jesus that she especially treasured. One day the statue broke. Her husband knew how much his wife loved the statue, so he glued it back together. However, there was one large piece from the foundation that was inexplicably never found. When this woman related the experience to her prayer group, one of the members believed that the lesson to be found in the missing piece was that there was a piece missing in the current pattern of the body of Christ and an equivalent piece missing in each human person as a result.  They believed that the current Church was going to be shattered and they would help rebuild it according to the right pattern. Margaret states; “The missing piece of the foundation and the true blueprint trying to be manifested were a mystery Mary and her friends could not at first fathom.” Margaret goes on to say that she came to understand that a revised interpretation of Christian truths was needed along with a deeper look at the doctrine concerning the full humanity of Jesus. She also believed that a better understanding of the role of Mary Magdalene in the life of Jesus was needed.

Margaret relates that she first looked at scripture to counter what she believed at the time to be a false assertion that Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene and had children. She took her Bible and prayed to Jesus and told him that she would burn the book Holy Blood Holy Grail but first wanted to know if he wanted to show her anything about the subject. She relates that she let her Bible fall open to a random page and when she looked down she was staring at the frontispiece of the New Testament, where it was written; New Testament….A REVISION. She remarked that some ten years previous, the prayer group at her church was told that they would have a part in rewriting Holy Scripture. She wrote; “I was frightened at the mere idea; it seemed blatantly, outrageously presumptuous! I closed my Bible and prayed for clarification: “In what way does the New Testament need to be revised?” I asked. Then I opened my Bible again, this time to find that the page before me was from the Second Book of Kings. I noticed with relief that it was not a New Testament passage. How could it be even vaguely relevant?”

She says that she began to read a line from the upper right hand column to which her thumb seemed to be pointing. The verse said; “Restore my wife whom I espoused to me…”  She wrote that the impact of the line began to dawn on her. The passage was referring to King David’s wife Michael who was King Saul’s daughter. But as Margaret wrote; “But in light of the question I had asked, the line seemed to be Christ’s answer to me in that moment. I was shaken. Confirmation of his marriage was the last thing I had expected. Yet there could not possibly be any other page in my entire 1500 page Bible on which this poignantly significant injunction was printed!”

Margaret goes on to say that she prayed for enlightenment and said in her prayer, “Lord, I know you have a Bride, the Church. Is that the wife you mean me to restore?” Once again, Margaret opened her Bible. She said that marked by her thumb on the page before her was Galatians 4:22-24; “For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by the slave-girl and the other by a free woman. And the son of the slave-girl was born according to the flesh, but the son of the free woman in virtue of the promise.” By this, Margaret believed she was being told that Jesus had two offspring. One – the Church – “in virtue of the promise” and the other “of the flesh”.

Margaret then tells of her experience of relating all this to a member of her prayer group who was adamant in her disbelief that Jesus was married. She told Margaret that maybe she had misunderstood and that it was Margaret’s ‘inner bride’ that needed to be restored – not the Church. Two days later, that friend from the prayer group called Margaret back. She related a story of how she had been having plumbing problems with a toilet that was slowly leaking around its base. They called a plumber and he found a hairline crack in the base that was causing the leak. He removed the toilet base and replaced it with the same make and style. The next day they found more water at the base of the toilet. They called the plumber again and he found another hairline fracture in the new toilet base. When looking at the base, Margaret’s friend noticed the name of the manufacturer. It was ‘Church’. Now her friend believed that the crack really was in the foundation of the Church! That crack in that foundation was the lost Feminine – the Bride.

These examples bring up some intriguing subjects for discussion, but they were only meant to show  a variety of ways God can speak to us.

For five or six weeks, I had been on quite a ride. I had learned that my family is Jewish – the Lost Tribe of Judah. I call them lost because my identity as one of them was certainly lost to me. I had discovered that my ancestors were merchant adventurers who were investors in the Virginia Company which had established the colony of Jamestown. They played a large part in establishing the American colonies and even helped finance the Revolutionary War. George Washington’s family lived near mine in Northampton England in the 1600’s. His family were members of the Lloyd’s exchange along with other of my family lines. My ancestors were the Anjou’s, the Plantagenet’s, the French Valois Dynasty, the Merovingian’s, the Welsh Pendragons, the Tudors and Stuarts. My family was and still is, rife with politicians. They were leaders and civilizers and adventurers, but who exactly were/are they? They definitely belonged to some sort of group – but what was it that bound them together?

They continued to marry into the Indian tribes into the seventeen and eighteen hundreds, which in those times was a highly stigmatized thing to do. I thought perhaps it was because the Indians were also a Semitic people – descendants of Noah’s son Shem. The Asians are included in this group and American Indians were said to have come over the Bering Straits from Asia when that land bridge became crossable. Somewhere I read that the Puritans coveted the Crown of the New Millennium they said their Messiah would award to the Christian sect who united all people including the Jews and  Indians. This was an intriguing possibility too.

As Quaker’s, my ancestors met just once a month and called it the monthly meeting and that was pretty much what it was. They would sit in silence. Anyone who felt called would speak. They were very democratic and practiced equal rights between men and women. They would marry only other Quakers and Native Americans. They were extremely strict on morals and ruled each other in that respect. They would have business meetings and discuss who needed help or vote on marriages or other community business. This was a very strange religious model to me. How could these people be so pious, but not religious? I later came to understand that their ‘sitting in silence’ was simply them meditating. They didn’t need to hear a preacher – they received messages directly from Source.

As quickly as I began feeling exalted by my ancestry, I started reading some very troubling things.  It got so I would put a sticky note on the front of a book indicating if it was o.k. for my dad to read or not. About six months into my research, I stopped communicating with my e-mail group. I needed to understand who our family was before saying another word about them. It quickly became apparent that our family was the Freemasons, Illuminati and New World Order people!

I then learned that the people behind the Virginia Company were descended from the twenty-four families of the high priests of Israel – known as the Ma’madot. So my family lines were from the kings and high priests of Israel – it just kept getting better!  It was unbelievable to think that I am related to all the people I learned about week after week in church. But still, my ancestors were the Freemasons, Illuminati and New World Order people!  These however, turned out to be just part of the problem. There was also the matter of myth, allegory and metaphor. I kept finding my family history enveloped in myths and legends. For example, King Arthur is in my family, as is Perceval of the Grail Knights, Lancelot and all the others. Then there were the Swan Knights, the Troubadours and let’s not forget Melusine my fairy ancestor. According to the author Laurence Gardner, my ancestors were also nymphs, wood sprites, gnomes, and other woodland spirits. According to more than one source, I descend from the sea beast Bistea Neptunis!

Even the words I was reading were alarming. Take ‘occult’ for instance. In my mind it was synonymous with ‘evil’. It really means ‘hidden’. People were calling my ancestors sorcerers and witches. I kept running into the word ‘gnosis’, which in a simple explanation means ‘spiritual knowledge’. Suddenly everything was esoteric (inner) and exoteric (outer) and everything was ONE BIG SECRET.

Shortly thereafter, I finished putting quite a few generations of my family history in the databank on Their database connects your information with information input by their other members. They also had a feature that I don’t find on the site now called the Millennium Trees. On those trees, I found I could go backward in time for what seemed like ludicrously long time-periods. If I came to a dead-end, I backed up a page or two and tried another line. I found eight lines rather quickly that led back to Joseph of Arimathea and Jesus and Mary Magdalene.  Yes, it was right there on the computer screen! For those of you not familiar with the Bible, Joseph of Arimathea was the ‘rich man’ who gave his tomb for Jesus burial.

Did you ever wonder why the Mormons, who own the genealogy websites, care so much about everyone’s ancestry?  It’s because they are a part of our very large family. They evidently wanted to be able to know who their relatives are! Believe me, there are multi-millions of us. You, the reader, could be one of us. You could have a very interesting family history to learn about. Two of the titles of our family are Rex Deus, which means ‘Kings of God’ and another is Desposyni, said to be relatives of Jesus through his mother. We are the ‘Grail Family’ of the Grail Legends.

So now I’m a Jew who is a descendent of Jesus and Mary Magdalene. What could be bad about that? I figured I would adopt some Jewish practices, maybe change the Sabbath to Saturday and observe some holy days. I was shocked to learn that Jesus and his family didn’t practice the orthodox, ‘rabbinical’ Judaism of today. In fact, they didn’t practice the orthodox ‘Levitical’ Judaism of their own day either. There were three main Jewish sects at that time, the Essenes, the Pharisees and the Sadducees. Jesus was a Nazorean of the sect of the Essenes. The Nazoreans were a more ascetic branch of the Essenes.

This is widely acknowledged by scholars, so I don’t plan to try to convince you of this. In fact, I don’t plan on trying to convince anyone of anything in this book. I am just the messenger, I am not the convincer. The definition of the word ‘Nazorean’ is ‘he who reveals what is hidden,’ which just about sums up our family’s pre-occupation through long eras of evolution on Earth. In fact – that’s what I am doing in these posts, I am helping to reveal what has been hidden.

The Essenes practiced the Jewish Old Religion. Since the discovery of the Nag Hammadi Texts, Dead Sea Scrolls and other books preserved and found through the providence of God, the truth is being made known at this time. The Nag Hammadi texts were written in the first centuries of our era (C.E.) and buried in earthenware jars about 400 C.E. They were written in Coptic, the Egyptian language written in the Greek alphabet. The manuscripts were transcribed from Greek into Coptic by Egyptian Christians. The Coptic Christian church was started by the biblical apostle Mark. These Coptic Christians were called Sethian Gnostics. The name Seth comes up a lot in this story. Seth, as you may know, was the third son of Adam and Eve. The Egyptian Gnostic Christians under the early Roman church were threatened with banishment and/or death should they be found in possession of their own literature. To preserve their books from destruction, the Sethians buried them in clay jars. The codices were found buried at the foot of the cliff-tombs of Gebel el-Tarif in Egypt in 1945, a place once called Shenesit-Chenoboskion, Shenesit meaning ‘the acacias of Seth’. The texts bring forward from ancient times the religious beliefs of the Egyptians, Greeks, Hebrews, Chaldeans, Persians, Indians and Sumerians. All of these are our family group and co-religionists. You will see them repeatedly in this story. Please understand that it was our family and co-religionists who were threatened with punishment including death by the early Christian church. Because, you see, the Roman church didn’t practice the same religion as our family did – as you will learn as you read these posts.

The religion of the Essenes is considered a Gnostic religion. In fact, I read that even Baptists and Quakers are considered Gnostics.  Knowing what I know now about Gnostic religions, I can tell you that Baptists are far removed from their original religion. One description of gnosis is that it’s a direct experience or ‘knowing’ from God. No matter what point in history I traced our ancestry, there was one constant – that constant was gnosis.

The holy line of Seth was preserved in Shem one of three sons of Noah, who kept the knowledge of the true God and passed it on to his descendants. Shem’s descendants are the Semites. His is the line that descended to among others, Abraham, Isaac and Jesus. The sons of Abraham were Isaac and Ishmael. Isaac’s descendants are the Jews, Hebrews and Israelites. Ishmael’s descendants are the Arabs.  One of Isaac’s sons was Jacob, later called Israel, who was the patriarch of the Israelites. Esau, the brother of Isaac, was the patriarch of the Edomite’s. The Jews are so designated because they descend or at least should, from Judah, one of the twelve sons of Jacob/Israel. Today Jews are considered anyone who is of the faith of the Jews, regardless of bloodline. Another definition of the Jewish race today is that anyone whose mother is Jewish is considered Jewish. There are many who believe that the majority of people thought of as Jews today are not really Jews at all! If this seems preposterous to you, then what about the bible verse in Revelations 2:8 that says; “I know the slander of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.”  I don’t plan on going into detail on this, but I will say that to anyone interested, look up the stories of the Khazar’s and Edomite’s conversion to Judaism. Also you need to know that Ashkenaz, the forefather of the Khazars, whom the Ashkenazi Jews descend from, was not a descendant of Shem, the father of the Semites. Ashkenaz was a descendant of Shem’s brother Japheth.

The first time the name Judah was used in the Bible is in 2 Kings 16:6. It was referring to the House of Judah only and did not include the ten northern tribes of Israel.  The line from Jacob-Israel’s son Judah is the one that descends to King David and Jesus. The designation Hebrew possibly came from the patriarch Eber, who was six generations before Abraham. Eber had other descendants who did not include the line to Jacob Israel, so the term ‘Hebrew’ is more inclusive than the title ‘Israelite’. The title ‘Israelite’ applies strictly to the descendants of Jacob-Israel. The Israelites were the part of the family who lived in Egypt for four hundred years starting at the time of the famine that brought the family to Egypt in the time of Joseph of the coat of many colors story in the Bible.

After leaving Egypt, when Jacob-Israel divided up the land between his sons, the area that includes Bethlehem and Jerusalem was given to Judah and Benjamin. These clans inter-married so much that they are considered Judeans and are indistinguishable from one another. From the Bible, we know that the Samaritans were the enemies of the Jews. The Bible doesn’t tell the reader that these were all from the same family group – but they were.  The Samaritans were the ten northern tribes of Israelites, which was composed of the descendants of the other ten sons of Jacob-Israel.

This book is ultimately being written to convey to my family who they are. Since there are multi-millions of us, I will address you, the reader, as part of my family and talk about ‘our’ family. In reality, this is the story of all humanity as we are all related. Some of us though are part of a multi-line, closely inter-related lineage that goes back thousands of years. We are a sub-group within humanity. Our lines are not only physical, but we are first of all, a soul group. Souls are birthed in waves – of what size I am unsure. Do you remember a little earlier in the story where Margaret Starbird made a reference to there being two churches, one of them spiritual and one of the flesh? Our soul family is that original, spiritual Church – called the Ecclesia. We are also that fleshly church. The same soul family group has incarnated into the same physical family groups for literally thousands of years. The knowledge of whether or not you are a part of this more closely related group can, I believe, be easily determined through standard genealogy research. I would suggest as they have the largest database. Once you start coming upon any kind of European royalty, you are a part of this family story. If you find Welsh royalty, you are a part of my closer line. I started with my grandparent’s generation circa 1900 and found lines in the database that led back to circa 1 C.E.

The author of the book The Lost Secrets of the Sacred Ark – Amazing Revelations of the Incredible Power of Gold discusses an important piece of the puzzle that is our family;

“A widely acknowledged truism is that “knowledge is power”. Significantly, secret knowledge or teachings held by a limited elite constitute the potential for even greater power. It is apparently for this reason that the world history of the last several thousand years has had embedded in its scope the underlying theme of the struggle for control and power based on esoteric knowledge, understandings and wisdom. From the mystery schools of ancient Egypt and Greece, to the Jerusalem treasures uncovered by the Knights Templars to the modern day guarded secrets of the Trilateral Commission and various other secretive organizations, the greatest heritage of the human race has been carefully and studiously withheld from the mainstream of society.”

That heritage he refers to are understandings and techniques with the potential for enormous enlightenment and evolution of the individual. They have been denied to humanity and held for the exclusive use of those in power.

There might be something to those conspiracy theories after all.