Examination of the myth of Hephaestus suggests that
whilst original sin is an obsessionary concept of religion,
the cloning of mankind in the image of God
was contrary to the injunctions of the then bioethics committee
of the Scientific Ethics Council

This file looks at those myths as history through the processes of Babel - the dispersion of time and distance. Examination of the ancient stories in this light gives hope of steering a safe path through the ethics maze.

According to Plato, The Greek God Hephaestus, the engineer, getting excited by his sister Athena, goddess of Science Wisdom and Knowledge, but being unable to copulate with her, spilled his seed upon the ground and mixed it with the dust of the earth. David Pinnegar, BSc ARCS notes that as we look at DNA as a computer programme, we can run similar programmes on different computers - so we can run DNA on the computer of another chemistry to produce life in our image.

Just imagine you're Hephaestus, the engineer who produces life in our image from his own DNA reflected in another chemistry. Just imagine how he has to confess his deed to the ethics committee of the Scientific Council. Just imagine what they say to him "Right: you're responsible for teaching them how to grow food for themselves without us having to feed them all the time as a drain on our resources and also for making sure they're going to be good. With the technology we've used to create them without our wisdom they'll be able to fight us and destroy us" (Film Independence day!?)

Given such a charge, no doubt he teaches us to grow food and bring it to the altar in the immortals' service - just as in the Promethean Feast at ceremonies just like those depicted on the Borghese Vase, plaques from which we have copies at Hammerwood. When the immortals disappear at a time associated with Noah's or the Deucalion flood we continue to serve the Gods by the bringing of food to the altars. The architecture of the temples symbolised these ceremonies and during the ceremonies we believed that the spirits of the Gods entered the wine and entered the sacrificial meat upon the altars (George Hersey: The lost meaning of Classical Architecture http://www.books.com/scripts/view.exe?isbn~0262580896 ). We ate the meat and drank the wine and thereby gained the spirits of the Gods inside us. Even today, in that act of remembrance of the supreme sacrifice, we still eat the body and drink the blood . . . And so in the preservation of the heritage the wisdom has been preserved in that journey through time from the days of ancient myth to the time of modern science.
In the Parthenon Frieze it's the Chairman's Vote that counts and, in winning the Chairman's vote we are able to view our pantheistic creation (Elohim in Genesis) through the eyes of our monotheistic Judaism, Christian and Moslem heritage.

In the exercise of the imagination of what we would do if we were Hephaestus, therefore, we find that everything we have ever been told in any system of faith follows and that in the ancient myths comes the wisdom to help us handle the impending moment when we discover that one of us engineers is a modern day Hephaestus.

You may be interested in an analysis in this light of the Tree of Knowledge and the Tree of Life

In the realisation through knowledge of DNA that creation is possible, if (p) is the probability of evolution, suddenly it becomes (n-1) times more probable than (p) that we are any one of the 2nd to the nth generations of creation rather than the first individual unique evolution of life from "pea soup".

In the search for extra-terrestrial communication in the aftermath of the discovery of relics of life on Mars, scientists are wasting their time looking electromagnetically. Ancient sites, monuments and temples suggest that the communication used is gravitational

We may, however, find extraterrestrial life manifests itself sooner than we bargained for. Have a look at the Old Testament book of Job, Chapter 1, in which the (Council of the) Heavenly Host comes down to prove to the (Chairman) Father that not even Job was worthy of the Chairman's vote. They make appearances and intervene on other occasions within the Good Book resulting in (a) Noah's flood (?Plato's story of Atlantis? - for which Poseidon was responsible) and (b) at Babel where the Council allows communications between men to be disrupted (i.e. for which Hermes would have been responsible).

My proposition that it was the Chairman's vote that counted held good between the 2nd Chapter of Genesis (where the name of God changes from the plural to the singular) and about 30 years ago. (Please scroll to the end of this file for a question which has excited my curiousity.) Then, drugs came into widespread use within western society and we became aware of the potential damage to mother earth. This therefore gave the right to Dionysus to vote on the Council and possibly causing Demeter herself to vote. The personages of the Council manifest themselves on three levels - as heavenly deities, as forces within civilisation, and as forces within the personal psyche.

With the extra one or two votes, the hung council ceased to rest power in the Chairman: the whole political balance shifted to the Satan (negative) lot and those whose better attributes had formerly been used to benefit voted in the exercise of negativity - Hermes - miscommunication (newspapers worshipping Mammon thinking that the more negative news they promote the more profit they'll achieve) and thieving (necessary for addicts to buy drugs); Ares (Satan himself) - war, hate, murder violence and muggings and disinterest in others' sufferings; Artemis - hunting, power, greed, money (money and futures dealers with unreal 500,000 pound bonuses and worship of Mammon throughout society); Aphrodite - "love" as in love thy neighbour as thyself subverted into sex mistaken for love and an obsession of society for lust, sex intrigue and adultery. So, I expect that the Divine Council, the Council of the Heavenly Host, the Intergalactic Federation may now have once again been given full authority to manifest themselves and intervene again in human affairs . . .

One need not look very far on the web to find old and young alike dreaming dreams with prophecy rampant and crop circles appearing from "unknown" causes in patterns that seem uncannily familiar. Whilst one may take much with a pinch of salt, through the wisdom of the Parthenon Frieze, I shall be little surprised by anything! . . .

In the meantime it is up to us to buck the trend. It's not good enough to say "Get thee behind me, Satan" - the concept of an undefined Satan has not worked - "Get thee behind me deceipt and theiving, get thee behind me anger, violence and hate, get thee behind me greed and power, get thee behind me lusty desire" and in doing so one shall reach the Buddhist Nirvana.
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Here's a response to this page from JMason4557@aol.com:
>I have been having an incredible dreaming-coincidence experience for over six
>years.  Many of them relate to the crop circle formations, which I have
>followed, and studied carefully.  
>Lord John Haddington has written a number of articles about crop formations
>that seem to indicate DNA.  He theorized that the "ratchet spiral," or
>"Mercury spiral," of the Barbury Castle formation represented DNA.  
>It was reported that the three glyphs at the corners of the triangular
>pattern had parallels in alchemical signs, corresponding with:  The North sun
>symbol and sulfer, the Southwest moon symbol and salt, and the Southeast
>Mercury spiral as quicksilver.  
>I read that the alchemists attempted to transmute elements, such as lead into
>gold, and that they desired to create a substance that gave eternal life.
> This became focused on cinnabar, the Hell Fire Stone, which is the ore of
>mercury, murcuric sulfide.  
>I had many coincidences related to Lord Haddington's writings, too many to
>tell here.  The latest was a dream told to me last January by a fellow at

(here is the Hephaestus link)
their toolboxes.  There was a mechanic and toolbox on each rung.  I told him
>about the "DNA repair" spoken of by the Mayan Daykeeper, Hunbatz Men, and
>some of the other similar material.  
>About six months later, a double-helix pattern appeared, that everyone is
>calling "the DNA" crop pattern.  It had 93 circles, if you count the
>overlapped ones.  They say that there are 93 genes in humans.  
>A few days ago, I came to some quatrains of Nostradamus, that seemed to be
>speaking of a similar symbolism.  They are in Century 4, Quatrains 28-33.  In
>Q-28, he speaks of Venus, the Sun, Mercury, and fire.  Then Q-29:  
>"The hidden Sun eclipsed by Mercury 
>will be placed only second in the heavens.  
>Hermes will be made the food of Vulcan, 
>the Sun will be seen pure, shining and golden."  
>In Q-30, he mentions the Moon, the Sun, and gold.  
>Then, Q-31:  
>"The Moon, in the middle of the night 
>over the high mountain, 
>the young wise man alone with his brain has seen it.  
>Invited by his disciples to become immortal, 
>his eyes to the south, his hands on his breast, 
>his body in the fire."  
>Erika Cheetham, the author of "The Prophecies of Nostradamus," writes on page
>"This (C4, Q-28) and the following quatrains, C4, Q29-33, are all occult
>quatrains and probably describe Nostradamus' attempts to discover the elusive
>philosopher's stone which transmutes all other metals into gold, here
>described as the sun."  
>Many other researchers, including myself, have found a "Trinity" connection
>to the Barbury Castle formation.  That is another long story, but I'll give
>you one thing here.  Ancient glyphs had a triangle with the letters "AUM" at
>the corners.  This is said to mean, "The (A) Father, and the (U) Mother,
>engendered the Son, (M) Mehen, Man.  
>Well, DNA is the code, or pattern of Man.  It all seems to fit, if you look
>into it long enough.  

During last year my (David Pinnegar) attention was drawn to Longwood Warren Crop circle.

It was found in the last week of July 1995. Earth appears to be missing. Here is a picture of the Solar system viewed from underneath on 25th July 1995:

Here is a picture of the Solar system viewed from on top in January 1998:

The moons of Jupiter also present a similar pattern then. Here's a site written by Hopi Indians. The crop circle appeared simultaneously with the discovery of comet Hale Bopp.

Genesis 6:1
And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,

Genesis 6:2
That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.

Genesis 6:4
There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown. (ie - this translation followed the renaissance when the Greek heroes of the Iliad, many sons of mortals and immortals were familiar and renowned to everybody.)

Job 1:6
Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them.

Job 1:7
And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.

Job 1:8
And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?

Luke 2:13
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

Luke 2:14
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

Matthew 16:23
But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.

Jeremiah 5:31
The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?

The question:
Whenever I've asked a priest about the plurality of the word Elohim used as the name for God in the first chapter of Genesis, he has tended to go red in the face, bluster and tell me something about the Holy Trinity, the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit. By definition that is a New Testament concept which cannot apply to the first chapter of the Old Testament even predating the First Covenant and the priestly justification of this is a mystery to me. How does a priest view the Elohim, and the sons of God in the references in Gesesis 6 and Job 1 other than in the way I have analysed the Parthenon Frieze.? Please tell me!
There might yet be hope for the Church of England. Click here for The Times' opinion of the Archbishop of Canterbury Counter
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