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Book II: Part 2 of 4 Parts
Edgar Rice Burroughs, Evolution and Religion
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Something of Value II ~ Pt. 1
Something of Value II ~ Pt. 2
Something of Value II ~ Pt. 3
Something of Value II ~ Pt. 4
Part 2: Evolution And Relationships Between Sub-Species.

Your world is out of step in the planetary procession.
-Book Of Urantia
     The melting of the ice caps threw the evolutionary world out of equilibrium.  As the Basin peoples fled, who can now be called Libyans, they bumped into populations settled in what were formerly the highlands.  In Egypt this caused a confrontation with the Upper Egyptians which may have lasted a couple millennia or more until the Libyans of Lower Egypt were conquered by the Upper Egyptians uniting the Two Lands.

     No one knows what took place on Crete which may already have been part of the Basin civilization while it is possible that the Cretans spread the Basin civilization to Pelasgia.

Shrine Landscape Painting
Laurence Gardner
Laurence Gardner
    Probably North Africa including Egypt and Crete received the bulk of the emigrants.  Smaller numbers unable to hold their own obviously settled the Levant and adjacent areas.  The wonderful temples of Catal Huyuk dated to 6500 BC must have been built by the fleeing Libyans.  These settlements may have later been overwhelmed by their savage neighbors.  A group may have reached present day Hungary since this area seems to have been a hotbed of intelligence.  Laurence Gardner in his interesting series of books believes writing originated there from whence migrants carried the knowledge to Sumer about -4000.  Might be true, timeframe is possible.

     We tend to see such occurrences as History outside of Darwinian evolution.  Viewed from a perspective of Darwinian evolution what we have here is a clash of sub-species.  Darwin poses this problem in his 'Origin Of Species':

     As the species of the same genus usually have, but by no means invariably,  much similarity in habits and constitution, and always in structure, the struggle will generally be more severe between them, if they come into competition with each other, than between species of distant genera.  We see this in the recent extension over parts of the United States of one species of swallow having caused the decrease of another species.  The recent increase of the missel-thrush in parts of Scotland has caused the decrease of the song-thrush.  How frequently we hear of species of rat taking the place of another species under the most different climates.  In Russia the small Asiatic cockroach has everywhere driven before it its great congener.  In Australia the imported hive bee is rapidly exterminating the small, stingless native bee.  One species of charlock has been known to supplant another species; and so in other cases.  We can dimly see why the competition should be most severe between allied forms, which fill nearly the same place in the economy of nature; but probably in no one case could we precisely say why one species has been victorious over another in the great battle of life.

Homo Sapiens
Homo SapiensNeanderthal

     With Homo Sapiens we will be able to see precisely why.  The discussion I make will not be based on morality but on the exigencies of the battle of life.  The sub-species of Homo Sapiens are part of the natural order engaged in the struggle for survival and not outside it.  Altruistic ideas about the brotherhood of men are all very well but such ideas can be interpreted in different ways.  For instance one might argue that we will all be brothers when all are Moslems; or, we will all be brothers when under Chinese hegemony, but it is doubtful that very many believe we are all brothers as things stand.

Dodo     Many peoples who have existed no longer have an existence and it is certain that in the not too distant future many others are going to become as extinct as the legendary Dodo bird.  That's why people talk about being dumb as a Dodo, you Dodo, etc.  So no sentimentality here.

     The initial clash came between the Semites and the Sumerians.  While the origin of the Sumerians is in doubt, as they had a scientific civilization they were not Semites.

However as they built up their civilization creating something, envy will draw attention.  The Semites of the desert attracted by this glittering something which far exceeded their own thing began to infiltrate Sumeria.

     As Darwin put it:  How frequently we hear of one species of rat taking the place of another...'  The Sumerians chose to be tolerant with a people who are by nature intolerant.  By the year -2000 or the beginning of the Age of Aries the Semites had overrun and displaced the Sumerians.  Sumerian institutions which had great allure for the Semites were not abandoned or destroyed but the Semites gutted the forms of their scientific content replacing it with its own brand of stasis.

Zeus and Titans
GilgameshZeus and Titans

    At the dawning of Aries according to Genesis a conflict arose between the Terachites and the Mesopotamians over the nature of God.  It will be remembered that the transition of the Ages between Taurus and Aries in Greece saw the replacement of Cronus by Zeus.  In Greek mythology this was represented as the battle between Zeus and the Titans.  In Sumerian mythology it was represented by the killing of the Bull of Heaven by Gilgamesh and Enkidu.  Having succeeded in their heroic task the haunch of Taurus was made a constellation of the North Pole.  In other words a remnant of the previous Age.

     The Lugal Banda assumed the reins from the fourth king after the Flood.  Now, we are led to believe that the Terachites under their Astrological genius objected to the notion of Ages. Abraham insisted that there was one god who was Eternal.  As the Old Order would not give on this point we are told that the overriding genius Abraham and the Terachites were caused to flee for their lives.  They wisely did, however they kept this idea alive for two thousand years becoming an ever greater cause of disturbance during the transit from Aries to Pisces.

     Thus, one may say the battle was joined between the Astrological Religion and Semitic religious ideas.  This battle is central to understanding world history.  We will see a refinement of the Jewish position when Mohammed formulated his own even sillier religion.

     Let us take a moment to examine the Semitic position.  The question is not one of Jews and Arabs as the two are parts of the same stock, that of Semites.  The religions of Judaism and Moslemism which Mohammed formulated are quite close.  They both give their people preeminence amongst the peoples of the world and they both take an adamant position against change.  The Jews wish to make their god sole and eternal while the Moslems hope to stop time and change by declaring Mohammed the last prophet and his word the last word.  Vain hopes!

Allah     Now, in the seventh century the Moslem Arabs burst from the desert overruning large areas of North Africa and Asia forcing their religion on the subject peoples.  Some people, Bernard Lewis for one, fancy that this rule was liberal but that something went wrong a couple centuries later.

Nothing went wrong from the Semitic point of view, everything went right.  It merely took them that long to suppress the scientific and intellectual vitality of the subject peoples.  The story was the same as in Sumer.  Once in control they suppressed science and knowledge to their projection of Allah as a god of stasis.

     Edgar Rice Burroughs recognized this in a passage in Tarzan Of The Apes which has not gotten the attention it deserves.  Archimedes Q. Porter and Mr. Philander are walking down the beach apparently discussing the Alhambra and the Moors in Spain.  Philander's was a stock argument still current in my childhood and apparently still current with scholars of the stripe of Bernard Lewis.

Samuel T. Philander was speaking.

     But, my dear professor,' he was saying, 'I still maintain that but for the victories of Ferdinand and Isabella over the fifteenth century Moors in Spain the world would be to-day a thousand years in advance of where we now find ourselves.'
     'The Moors were essentially a tolerant, broad minded, liberal race of agriculturists, artisans, and merchants - the very types of people that has made possible such civilization as we find today in America and Europe - while the Spaniards-'
     'Tut, tut, Mr Philander,' interrupted Professor Porter, 'their religion positively precluded the possibilities you suggest.  Moslemism was, is, and always will be a blight on that scientific progress which has marked-'
     Before 9/11 a reader might have skimmed over that passage without a remark but the Twin Towers have given it a new significance.  Burroughs presciently put his finger on the Moslem problem which is an antipathy to science; to that knowledge which contradicts the word of Allah as imparted to Mohammed sitting on a rock, baking in the desert.

     Mr. Philander voices the received wisdom of society as it existed down to my childhood and if Mr. Bernard Lewis and his 'something went wrong' is representative of the present it is still current today.

     Burroughs through the mouth of Professor Porter boldly contradicts the almost  universal opinion. Furthermore he is right as events have amply proven.  'Moslemism was, is and always will be a blight on . . . scientific progress.'

     Moslemism per se is a tool of the Semites in a bid for universal dominion as per Darwin.  The Semite ever was and always will  be opposed to any science or learning that denies him that role.  The Science of Bruce Lahn and genetics have driven that last nail in the Semitic coffin.

     The Semite then as now seeks to arrest the development of knowledge and intelligence keeping things perpetually in stasis.

     When Sigmund Freud gave us 'Group Psychology And The Analysis Of The Ego' the coupling of the two states means that there is a group ego and that it can be analyzed.  A group, any group, has its objectives and goals for which it creates an agenda it follows.  The Semites as a whole, both Jews, Arabs and others form a psychological group with objectives and goals.  Therefore their group psychology can be analyzed.

Group Psychology And The Analysis Of The Ego
Le Pen
Group Psychology And The Analysis Of The EgoLe Pen

     Their methods and ways and means can be analyzed.  As Freud indicates, such an analysis does not constitute bigotry or 'hate.'  It is just scholarship.  I didn't mean to interrupt my narrative but I felt it was time to clear the air on that issue especially in light of what is happening to Mr. Le Pen in France.

     Now, the Semite has a fear of being overwhelmed by numbers and being relegated to the dust bin of history, they wish preeminence.  They realize wishful thinking won't obtain it for them.  It takes action.  The year -2000 is when that action began in earnest.

     First the Semites overran Sumer subordinating the people and its culture to Semitic ideals of stasis.

     I personally do not believe the Jewish account in Genesis.  I believe that the Hebrews, as their Northwest Semitic dialect indicates, were located far to the West and North before they descended on Palestine.  The whole of the first eleven books of Genesis must have been concocted from Mesopotamian records studied during the captivity after -586.

     So I will not consider a Jewish influence before the invasion of Palestine c. -1200.

     After the investing of Sumer and the acquisition of Mesopotamia conflicts between the sub-species became more frequent.  In the Darwinian sense the sub-special contest for dominance had begun.  As Darwin stated:  'We can see...why competition should be most severe between allied forms, which fill nearly the same place in the economy of nature...'

     First Pharaoh toured the East disturbing the peoples, then the Hittites and Greeks entered civilization.  The Asians countered by invading the Delta which was a long occupation before they were driven out.

     The contest between the Semites and Egyptians was between HSII and the Semites.  That of the Hittites was between the Semites and HS III.  That of the Greeks was between HSIII and HSII and then as the Greeks and Semites clashed moving in the opposite directions between HSII and Semites.

     As Greek legend tells it, the Semitic king, Agenor, had three sons (read surplus population) which he sent to populate new areas.  One went to Cilicia in Asia Minor, another went to Crete while the third, Cadmus settled at Thebes in mainland Greece.  This provoked a major war to eject them.  Just before the assault on Troy the Argives waged a two generation war to eject the Semites, or sub-special competitors, which was commemorated  in the legend of the Seven Against Thebes.  Sarpedon, the son of Agenor, was also expelled from Crete returning to the mainland.

     Subsequent to Troy the Greeks invaded and occupied the Anatolian littoral also occupying Cypress and Crete.  The Aegean became an HSIII lake.

     The Semites meanwhile threw out colonies from Phoenicia from whence came Agenor.  The most famous was the Semitic power of Carthage which was to come into conflict with both Greeks and HSII Romans.  The Semitic Assyrians who had become the paramount power in Asia found the strength to smash Egypt which terminated that ancient HSII nation as a power.  The Assyrians and Babylonians were in their turn brought low by the HSIII Persians who seemed to have been or were being assimilated to the Semitic culture.

     Then the Macedonians organized a terrific military campaign under Alexander and his HSIII Greeks and Macedonians overrunning the entire Eastern Mediterranean.  Alexander died at the end of the conquest which broke the East into three Hellenic kingdoms.  A Greek kingdom, the kingdom of the Seleucids in Asia and the kingdom of Ptolemy in Egypt.  For the moment then the HSIII were dominant.

    The Hellenic culture was so attractive that the majority had no problem adopting it.  The Semites seemed pleased to act HSIII.  Then, as Bernard Lewis might say, 'Something went wrong.'  As might be expected there were Semitic dissenters.

     Chief among these were the Jews.  The Jews since their alleged expulsion from Ur had been active.  Colonies of Jews had been established in all the major cities which transferred the struggle from the military to the religious sphere.  Unlike today, at that time the Jews were active proselytizers.

     They set themselves up as a quasi-empire in Jerusalem not unlike the later Roman Catholic Church in Rome, in fact as the Catholic Church is quasi-Semitic Jerusalem probably served as the model.  Tithes flowed from every part of the Mediterranean into the coffers at Jerusalem just as they later would to Medieval Rome.

     The Jews fought the Seleucids to a stand still but then the really Big Boys entered the picture.  The Romans had already disposed of the Semitic Carthaginians  but now the Semitic Jews established colonies everywhere in the Empire.  The chief authority for this period is the Jewish traitor Josephus. Burroughs had a copy of the works in his library.

Works of Josephus
JosephusWorks of Josephus

     So as the Age of Aries drew to a close the Mediterranean was under the military domination of the HSII Romans while the cultural and religious sphere was dominated by the HSIII Greeks and the Semitic Jews.

     Just as the transition from the Taurean Age to the Arien Age was fraught with wars so now the transition from Aries to Pisces was blighted by a major conflict between HSII, HSIII and the Semites.  As you may note the transition between Pisces and Aquarius is being fraught with a major war between the Semites and the rest of the world.

     Much of the nonsense of the Jewish War can be explained by the notion that the Astrological Age change was the literal end of the world.  When Jesus spoke of end times he wasn't being vague, he meant right then.  The Jews on Masada could never have killed themselves if they hadn't believed that they were going to rise up within the next few days.  Poor deluded people.

     This terrific war with unbelievable bloodshed continued from 66 BC to 135 AD when with the defeat of Bar Kochba, the Jews threw in the towel.  Peace is just war conducted by other means.


     The Semitic Jews were militarily defeated decisively in 135 AD.  However the Kingdom of Heaven remained unconquered.  The Jews had been proselytizing the Mediterranean world for centuries and not without success but it was slow work while having its limits.  For too many people circumcision and the absurd dietary laws were an insuperable  obstacle.  Enter Saul/Paul to the rescue.  There is no reason to take any of his legend too seriously, stories like this are mere hagiography.

     Suffice it to say that he discovered a way to turn the discredited Jewish messiah to account.  Rather than making him the savior of the Jews he made him the savior of the world discarding the objectionable circumcision and the laughable dietary laws.  Paul may have been a bigot but he wasn't stupid.

     What the Jews couldn't accomplish on their own the hybrid Gentile-Jewish religion of Christianity did.  The Semitic mentality was grafted onto the Gentile.  Christianity was therefore repressive and bigoted.  It is no accident that Freud made repression a centerpiece of his dogma.

Ptolemy's Column: Last remnant of the Library of Alexandria
Ptolemy's Column: Last remnant of the Library of Alexandria    Within only a couple centuries 'something went wrong' as Bernard Lewis would put it.  Absolute Catholic orthodoxy was imposed which allowed for no further discussion or speculation.  Anyone who questioned the central authority was run to earth and murdered, 'exposed' as a heretic and discountenanced in every way.  It is interesting that Hitler is condemned for bookburning when these Semito-Catholics destroyed the greatest repository of ancient learning in a magnificent bonfire at the library of Alexandria.  I doubt if any greater crime has ever been committed.

     Thus just as in Sumer, when learning was crushed everything was going right for the Semites.  If Bernard Lewis weren't a Semite he might see things somewhat differently.

     The Semito-Catholics were still wrestling with stubborn dissidents when the 'last of the prophets' sat down on his rock amidst the burning desert sands to dictate his little notes and thoughts.  Mohammed could neither read nor write.  He still thought he could talk to God.  God must have thought it was an amusing conversation.  He's probably still laughing.

     The 'brotherhood of man' sure as heck isn't.

     I'm sure that Mohammed surveyed the scene, listened to the talk in the cafes, Semites complaining of how the nasty Gentiles prevented them from realizing the sovereignty of the world and how they had almost captured the whole ball of wax when by some dirty tricks they were defeated by the Romans.  With a level playing field, you know, they would have won.

     Undoubtedly they laughed because the stupid goyim were actually practicing Semitic religion and didn't know it.

     Judging from the results Mohammed thought that what the Jews lacked to realize the Semitic dream was a sufficient military arm to convert the goyim by force.  The man did create an ideological force that when joined to the Arab military force was able to overrun North Africa, Persia and the Asian interior as well as parts of Asian Byzantium.  By the end of the +eighth century the Moorish auxiliaries of the Arabs occupied Spain.  So as this period ended the Semite sub-species in the Darwinian sense had imposed themselves on much of HSII, part of HSIII and a large geographic area controlled by the Mongolids.  They were doing as sell as those swallows would in the United States.

3. Brief Interlude
...presumptuous attempts to conquer the outer world of appearances
by the inner world of wishful thinking.
~ S. Freud.  Letter to Arnold Zweig 5/8/32 as quoted by Max Schur: Freud: Living And Dying.
     Time now for a little recapitulation, reflection and analysis.  Regardless of that endlessly repeated dogma that no system of thought is better than another, everything is relative; nothing is good or bad but thinking makes it so, etc. there are some signal differences between the Astrological Religion and Semitic Religion; the latter stultifies while the former liberates into a glorious freedom.  Which would you rather be, a stupid slave or an intelligent free man?  Judging from all the chat about freedom we hear I'm going to assume your answer rather than wait for it.  Free and intelligent, right?

     Freud hit the nail on the head in the above quote.  The Astrological Religion accepts the world of appearances and attempts to adjust to them, hence it has a scientific outlook.  Astrology is based on a mistaken apprehension of reality which is why on the intellectual level it is no longer taken seriously.  However the Astrological theory is based on a great many correct astronomical facts.  Astro in both words refers to the stars.  I'm sure the ancients would have expressed their hard won knowledge differently if they had had more accurate facts.  It is all very well to sneer at Astrology as stupid but Astrology is not stupid, it is merely mistaken.  Determining the Great year is a tremendous scientific discovery made by people who couldn't read while having mastered the barest rudiments of language.  Do not sneer at your ancestors; they could still tell you a thing or two.

     Furthermore by dividing the Great Year into Ages they left room for the evolution of intelligence.  If you study the transits carefully you will see that at each transit a revolution was necessary for the new age to come into existence.  Thus our genius ancestors made certain that mankind would never stultify itself by being unable to grow.

     Now compare this freedom loving program with that of the Semites with which we are now contending for supremacy or, in Darwinian terms, survival as a species.

     Beginning with the failed Semito-Jewish revolt at the beginning of the Age of Ares, the Semitic doctrine has been opposed to any change.  The Jews created a psychological projection based on the 'inner world of wishful thinking' as defined by their compatriot Sigmund Freud.  Thus the Semitic religion is closed to innovation.  There is no consideration of the world of appearances.  The Jewish god, Yahveh must be offensive to any thinking person.  Nor can the Jews dismiss criticism as 'oh that's anti-Semitism'.  That's one interpretation, another is, why should anyone be stultified by a religion that promises nothing to anyone who is not by blood a Semite.

     Think that over now, fellas.

     The same is true of the Arab god, Allah.  Allah is not even a projection of the Arab people being only the psychological projection of the inner world of wishful thinking of a demented Mohammed.

     My god, man.

     As with the Jews and their Eternal Yahveh Mohammed creates his own eternal god to supplant that of the Jews and then declares himself the final prophet beyond whom no further speculation is permitted.  Mohammed wants to stop history in its tracks.  Mohammed had probably never heard of science.  As Edgar Rice Burroughs pointed out science never shows up in Mohammed's doctrine.

     Mohammed was able to stultify his own people and a very large percentage of the world.  Bernard Lewis is mystified about what 'went wrong?'  I'm mystified by Bernard Lewis.

     Religious speculation did go on in the West while Moslem children bobbed and weaved 'studying' the worthless psychological projection of Mohammed's called the Koran.  Here's a guy who learned to fool all the people all the time.

Meister Eckhardt work
Jacob Boehm
ParacelsusMeister Eckhardt workJacob Boehm
     The West produced a wonderful succession of speculators working against the ever vigilant Semito-Catholic  Church.  Paracelsus, Meister Eckhardt, Jacob Boehm, Emmanuel Swedenborg, The nineteenth century Spiritualists including the incredible Madame Helena Blavatsky.  Arising from all these is an astounding organization dating from 1955 in Chicago called Urantia.
Madame Helena Blavatsky
Urantia Book

Check this out:  The paper was presented by:

     '...a Divine counselor, a member of the group of celestial personalities assigned by the Ancient of Days on Uversa, the headquarters of the seventh superuniverse, to supervise those portions of these forthcoming revelations which have to do with affairs beyond the borders of the local universe of Nebadon.  I am commissioned to announce these papers portraying the nature and attributes of God because I represent the highest source of information available for such a purpose on any inhabited world.  I have served as a Divine Counselor in all seven of the superuniverses and have long resided at the Paradise center of all things.  Many times have I enjoyed the supreme pleasure of a sojourn in the immediate personal presence of the Universal Father. I portray the reality and truth of the Father's nature and attributes with unchallengeable authority; I know whereof I speak.
     The writer wisely prefers anonymity to revealing his identity.  Makes you smile doesn't it.  Yet that writer in his Book of Urantia is intelligent and well read.  Much more so than Moses or Mohammed but you refuse to believe his claims and rightly so.  But then why do you give credence to the equally laughable Moses and Mohammed.  Just because they lived a couple thousand years ago?

     How can you accept the psychological projections of Yahveh and Allah as 'real' when you would laugh at anyone who believed Bram Stoker's psychological projection of Dracula was real.  Or, if you think Yahweh and Allah are real why should you not thing think that Edgar Rice Burroughs' psychological projection of Tarzan the Jungle God is not real.

     Tarzan has as much reason to claim to be an extension of Dionysus as Jesus of Nazareth.  Now that the Age of Aquarius is dawning why shouldn't this exemplar of Dionysus be the religious archetype of the Age of Aquarius and Edgar Rice Burroughs his prophet.?

     Tarzan's world is based on scientific conceptions and their development thus there is room to grow.  Rather than being reserved for the so-called elect of God which excludes those of us who are not Semites any of us can aspire to be as Tarzan- a healthy mind in a healthy body.  If you want to be a hulk, with application you can be turned into one.  We can be men like gods if we elect or we can be stultified cretins if we follow the Semitic path.

     The Age of Aquarius will be ruled by the more free masculine side of Dionysus as the Age of Pisces was ruled by the gentle, loving feminine side of Dionysus.  Tarzan as a psychological projection for us all is a perfect specimen; he is master of both his conscious and sub-conscious minds as well as master of his environment.  Thus he moves freely in the world of appearances while being in control of the inner world of wishful thinking.

     Tarzan is God and Edgar Rice Burroughs is his prophet.

     Is that any less believable than Allah is God and Mohammed is his prophet?

     Think about it.

     The next section should take us to the marriage of Burroughs and Emma.

Something of Value II ~ Pt. 1
Something of Value II ~ Pt. 2
Something of Value II ~ Pt. 3
Something of Value II ~ Pt. 4

Web Refs for Something of Value II: Pt. 2
The Works of Flavius Josephus
Translated by William Whiston Online eText Edition
The Life of Flavius Josephus: An Autobiography 
Josephus - An Eyewitness to Christianity
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in the Second Temple period.
Edgar Rice Burroughs Personal Library
Catal Huyuk
Laurence Gardner
Origin Of Species'
Dodo bird
Sumerians I
Sumerians II
Sumerians III
Lugal Banda
Bernard Lewis
Group Psychology And The Analysis Of The Ego
Le Pen
Bar Kochba
Burning of the library of Alexandria
Meister Eckhardt
 Jacob Boehm
Emmanuel Swedenborg
Madame Helena Blavatsky

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