Seven Sages

There are 175 global flood myths sharing near-identical descriptions, and mostly in cultures that allegedly had no contact with one another. Professor of Geology, Alexander Tollman, compared several flood myths in which the Earth was described as hit by “seven burning suns” before being overwhelmed by floods. He compared these with geological anomalies of molten rock thrown up by impact sites and proved that around 10,000 BC the Earth was indeed hit by seven comet fragments whose impact generated an increase in radioactive Carbon-14, which has been found in fossilized trees dating to that period. If a comet, or fragments of one, collided with the earth and generated this kind of unparalleled destruction, the soot and particle debris from the event—which according to world legends seems to have blanketed the entire globe—would be sealed in the geologic record as sediment in ice.

In 2008 a team of Danish geologists conducting an extensive examination of ice cores in Greenland secured the precise date of the event to 9703 BC. Startled by the layer of soot in the ice, they remarked that “the climate shift was so sudden that it is as if a button was pressed.” Various traditions state that “the knowledge” and other important records of “men of high learning” not only survived the flood but were promulgated by groups of adepts, the most notable being the Seven Sages, and the Akhu Shemsu Hor, “the shining ones, followers of Horus.” In the Edfu Texts they were the only divine beings who knew how temples and sacred places are to be created. The Tamil Puranas also mention how seven sages visited the sacred hill of Arunachala after the flood to collect ‘the knowledge’ and embark on reconstructing the area between the Indus and the Ganges, creating new temples and sowing the seeds of civilization.

Likewise, Andean traditions describe the megalithic monument builders as the Huari, a race of unusually tall, white-skinned, bearded giants, the most celebrated of which was a builder god named Viracocha. Together with seven “shining ones,” he set about rebuilding the temple complex of Tiwanaku, from whence they set out to promulgate the knowledge throughout the Andes. The same story is repeated over and over by cultures seemingly disconnected from one another. And it is due to their efforts that we have inherited this legacy of temples and places of veneration. The initiates at the temple of Edfu were instructed to “stand up with the Ahau” who measured nine cubits tall. There is evidence that such beings not only existed but their descendents survived well into historic times. Just as the Popul Vuh represents the oral history of the Quiche Maya, so the Codex Vaticanus records faithfully the very ancient oral traditions of Central America.

In one curious passage it states that “in the First Age, giants existed in that country (Mexico). They relate to one of the seven whom they mention as “having escaped from the deluge… he went to Cholula and there began to build a tower… in order that should a deluge come again he might escape to it.”

Indeed the pyramid of Cholula still stands, partly because a newer, Spanish church now resides on top of it, and mostly because it’s the largest pyramid ever constructed in the world—its volume is greater than that of the great pyramid at Giza!

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