There was a time long ago, perhaps 10,000 years before Christ was born, during what the ‘ancient’ Egyptians called ‘The First Time’, a certain child was born to parents living in a land of legend, among a people of higher spiritual development than is the norm today. (Their legendary technological achievements are not important here). This culture flourished for some time prior to the ‘Universal’ flood that occurred at the end of the last ice age, which devastated their homeland, forcing survivors to take to the sea, dispersing throughout the globe.
In doing so they took with them their great knowledge of sciences such as astronomy, mathematics, and physics, as well as spiritually derived knowledge beyond the reach of physical sciences and/or senses. This child was one of these remnants of this lost and dying civilization. As a man, he sought to prepare a way that the knowledge achieved by, and the memory of his people would not perish as their homes had. In all probability the way in which this could be done was already prepared for him.
Anyone who has studied anthropology will remember the phrase ‘oral tradition’. In all but the most primitive cultures certain individuals in each generation were selected to become a living repository of the histories, myths, genealogies, customs, and traditions, scared and profane, accomplished by remarkable feats of memorization. With the advent of writing these ‘storytelling’ traditions have somewhat disappeared or have been replaced by book writers and the actors of stage and screen, who bring our Mythos to life. However all over the world for thousands of years these orators, as well as other 'artists', passed down the history of their culture to each new generation in stories, songs , dances, and images (masks, totems, icons, paintings, and esoteric geometric forms).
It is in recorded remnants of this tradition that the story of our hero is known to us. In various places he was known as Quetzalcoatal, Kukucan, Thoth, Prometheus.
Whether he went about his work alone or was one of many we do not know. We do know that if one man alone set about this work he must have been an excellent seaman with a sea-worthy vessel and must have spent his entire life traveling the world, educating, and preparing his chosen initiates for their tasks. The influence of this work, recorded in the myths of a myriad of ancient cultures around the world suggests that our hero was one of a group of initiates who planned and coordinated their efforts over a period of time stretching perhaps before and maybe long after the calamity which struck their society.
Each culture’s name for this man of marvels is unique, which may or may not point to a group of different individuals that scattered throughout the world with their common mission. The mission is clearly one of education and preservation, as each culture’s story repeats the same themes regardless where they are found. From Mayan Yucatan and Teotihuacán in Mexico and it’s pyramids, to Egypt and hers’ with the same basic dimensions and slope angles, its the same story, just different names and places. If not fully documented such an assertion would seem ludicrous, impossible.
Yet many believe it is true and based upon such evidence it is reasonable to believe it really could have occurred as recorded.
© Thomas Theodore Welborn 1998-2011