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The God Code: Resources
Epigraph. Text taken from Almaliah Gad’s artistic interpretation of Hebrew scripture. Gad has designed coins and medals for the Israeli government, as well as the emblem for the Six-Day War. His work is displayed at the Ahava Galleries in Boca Raton, Florida.
1. Penzias and Wilson’s Discovery Is One of the Century’s Key Advances, online article including the biography of the researchers and the significance of their discovery. Website: www.bell-labs.com.
2. Michio Kaku, Visions: How Science Will Revolutionize the 21st Century (New York: Anchor Books, 1998), p. 5.
3. Between 1998 and 2000 at least 50 nations or occupied regions were engaged in armed conflict. Special Report: “The New Face of War,” Scientific American (June 2000): p. 51.
4. Randall, Ingermanson, Ph.D., Who Wrote the Bible Code? A Physicist Probes the Current Controversy (Colorado Springs: WaterBrook Press, 1999), p. 19.
5. Michio Kaku, Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey Through Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and the Tenth Dimension (New York: Anchor Books, 1995), p. 289.
6. Barbara Marx-Hubbard, onstage quote from The Prophet’s Conference (December 2001), in Palm Springs, California.
Chapter 1: History: The Story of Our Differences
1. Richard Leakey, quoted from article in National Geographic, February 1998. Website: http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/leakey.
2. Eric Hobsbawm, “War and Peace in the 20th Century,” London Review of Books (February 2002). Hobsbawm’s statistics show that by the end of the century, over 187 million people—a number that represents more than 10 percent of the world’s population in 1913—had lost their lives to war.
3. Zbigniew Brzezinski, Out of Control: Global Turmoil on the Eve of the Twenty-First Century (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1995), p. 12.
4. Matthew White, Twentieth Century Atlas. See “Historical Body Count, Selected Death Tolls for Wars, Massacres, and Atrocities Before the 20th Century.” Website: http://www.users.erols.com/mwhite28/warstat5/htm.
7. Brzezinski, Out of Control, p. 4.
8. Terese Pencak Schwartz, “Five Million Forgotten: Non Jewish Victims of the Shoah.” White paper (1997) on the five million non-Jewish victims of the Holocaust, quoting the following sources: Richard C. Lukas, The Forgotten Holocaust, (Lexington: Univ. Press of Kentucky, 1997) and Stefan Korbonski, The Jews and the Poles in World War II (New York: Hippocrene Books, 1998). Website: http://www.remember.org/forgotten/
9. The figure of 1.2 million Tibetans is the estimated death toll for the two decades immediately following the uprising in 1959. It represents approximately one fifth of the region’s population, and may not account for those who died in prison or during the destruction of over 6,000 monasteries, temples, and cultural buildings. Website: http://www.tibet.com.
10. R. J. Rummel, Statistics of Democide: Genocide and Mass Murder Since 1900, (Charlottesville: Transaction Publishers and Rutgers Univ., 1997). Virginia Center for National Security Law, School of Law, University of Virginia.
11. R. J. Rummel, “War Isn’t This Century’s Biggest Killer,” The Wall Street Journal (July 7, 1986).
12. Rummel, Statistics of Democide.
13. Brzezinski, Out of Control, p. 12.
14. Report on the AIDS epidemic, with global statistics from UNAIDS: The Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS. Website: http://www.unaids.org.
15. Matthew White, Twentieth Century Atlas. See “Worldwide Statistics of Casualties, Massacres, Disasters, and Atrocities.” These statistics were taken from a December 20, 1999, press release by the Munich Reinsurance Company. Website: http://www.users.erols.com/mwhite28/warstat5/htm.
16. Jonathan Steele, “The Century that Murdered Peace,” Guardian Unlimited Observer (December 12, 1999). Website: http://www.guardian.co.uk.
17. Summary of active United Nations peacekeeping missions in 2002 by country and year deployed. As of March 2002, there were a total of 46,445 personnel and civilian police involved representing 87 countries. Website: http://www.un.org.
18. Neil Armstrong, quoted in the article, “Contact, Are We Alone?” Florida Today (1999). Website: http://www.flatoday.com.
21. Carl Sagan, “The Quest For Extraterrestrial Intelligence.” Smithsonian, vol. 1, no. 2 (May 1978). His classic paper regarding the search for extraterrestrial life—its costs and its benefits—may be read online. Website: http://www.bigear.org/vol1no2/sagan.htm.
Chapter 2: Bones, Books, and Cells: When Evidence and Theories Collide
1. G. Y. Craig and E. J. Jones, A Geological Miscellany (New Jersey, Princeton Univ. Press, 1982).
2. Additionally, Hutton suggested that the forces changing the earth’s crust, including volcanoes and the uplifting and sinking of continents, were forces that had remained constant since the beginning of time. It was from the sense that earth processes are uniform over long periods of time that Hutton derived his theory’s name: the principle of uniformitarianism.
3. In 1830, Hutton’s ideas were popularized through the work of another Scottish scientist, Charles Lyell, in his now-classic work The Principles of Geology.
4. Charles Darwin, 1859. Cited by the Galapagos Conservation Trust, a resource dedicated to preserving and disseminating Darwin’s discoveries from the Galapagos Islands. Website: http://www.gct.org.
5. References to high altitude are usually considered to be elevations between 5,904 and 19,680 feet above sea level, with higher elevations considered extreme altitudes. Although villages of full-time inhabitants are known to exist as high as 19,000 feet above sea level, populations at such extreme elevations are rare.
6. Stephen Molnar, Human Variation: Races, Types, and Ethnic Groups (New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1992), p. 218.
7. Unless noted, these dates are from Michael Cremo and Richard Thompson, The Hidden History of the Human Race (Los Angeles: Bhaktivedanta Book Publishing, 1996), pp. 4-6, the condensed edition of their pioneering work Forbidden Archaeology.
8. The fossilized remains of Australopithecus cover a broad expanse of time. As of this writing, the oldest known representation of this species, Australopithecus anamensis, dates to approximately 4.1 million years old, while the youngest representation, Australopithecus boisei, dates to approximately 1.4 million years old. The most widely publicized example of Australopithecus was that of a young female discovered in 1974 near Hadar, Ethiopia. Nicknamed “Lucy,” this is most complete representation of Australopithecus discovered to date.
9. S. J. Gould and N. Eldridge, “Punctuated Equilibria: The Tempo and Mode of Evolution Reconsidered,” Paleobiology, vol. 3: pp. 115-151. For the first time in over a century, Darwin’s theory of evolution is now challenged by a viable alternative, known as Punctuated Equilibrium. Proposed by Niles Eldridge and Stephen Jay Gould, the theory suggests, “Instead of a slow, continuous movement, evolution tends to be characterized by long periods of virtual standstill (‘equilibrium’), ‘punctuated’ by episodes of very fast development of new forms.”
10. Igor V. Ovchinnikov, et al., “Molecular analysis of Neanderthal DNA from the northern Caucasus,” Nature, vol. 404 (March 30, 2000): p. 490.
Press release from the University of Glasgow, “Rare Tests on Neanderthal Infant Sheds Light on Early Human Development,” March 28, 2000. Website: http://www.gla.ac.uk.
11. Genes in Chimpanzee chromosome 12 or 13 (correspond to human chromosome 2. Portion of gene sequence retrieved from the GenBank International Nucleotide Sequence Database. Web source: http://www.sayer.lab.nig.ac.jp/~silver/chimp/chromosome-12/top-1213.html.
12. R. Avarello, et al, “Evidence for an Ancestral Alphoid Domain on the Long Arm of Human Chromosome 2,” Human Genetics, vol. 89, no. 2 (May 1992): pp. 247-9. The following is an excerpt from the paper’s abstract. “Since it is supposed that human chromosome 2 originated by the telomeric fusion of two ancestral primate chromosomes, these findings indicate that not only the telomeric sequences, but also the ancestral centromere (or at least its alphoid sequences), have been conserved” [author’s italics].
13. “Origin of Human Chromosome 2: An Ancestral telomere-telomere Fusion,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 88, no. 20 (October 15, 1991): pp. 9051-5. The following is an excerpt from the paper’s abstract. “We conclude that the locus cloned in cosmids c8.1 and c29B is the relic of an ancient telomere-telomere fusion and marks the point at which two ancestral ape chromosomes fused to give rise to human chromosome 2” [author’s italics].
14. Don Lindsay, “An Inversion Between man and Chimpanzee Chromosomes.” This is a brief, nontechnical description and diagram of the phenomenon of identical genes in different locations in the DNA of humans and chimpanzees. This simple online reference is available at: http://www.cs.colorado.edu/~lindsay/creation/inversion.html.
15. L.S.B. Leakey, Arthur T. Hopwood and Hans Reck, “Age of the Oldoway Bone Beds, Tanganyika Territory,” Nature, vol. 128, no. 3234 (October 24, 1931): p. 724.
16. Cremo and Thompson, The Hidden History of the Human Race, p. 52.
Ibid, pp. 239-244.
17. Charles Darwin, The Origin of Species (New York, Macmillan, 1962), p. 308.
18. Richard E. Dickerson and Irving Geis, Chemistry, Matter, and the Universe: An Integrated Approach to General Chemistry (Menlo Park, CA.: W. A. Benjamin, 1976), p. 629.
19. The Lost Books of the Bible and the Forgotten Books of Eden (New York: New American Library, 1963).
20. Dickerson and Geis, Chemistry, Matter, and the Universe, p. 529.
21. Darwin, The Origin of Species, p. 168.
22. Francis Crick, Life Itself. (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1981), p. 88.
Chapter 3: From the Lost Books of Creation: The Powers of Heaven in Bodies of Earth
1. There are a number of very good references for the life, history, and teachings of Baal Shem Tov and his transition from Israel ben Eliezer. The following reference specifically pertains to his relationship to The Book of Adam. Baal Shem Tov Foundation website: http://www.baalshemtov.com/jud-art09.htm.
2. The Lost Books of the Bible and the Forgotten Books of Eden (New York: New American Library, 1963), p. 13.
3. Ibid, p. 14.
4. Ibid, p. 11.
5. Hershel Shanks, The Mystery and Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls (New York: Random House, 1998), dust flap.
6. The Dead Sea Scrolls, translated and with commentary by Michael Wise, Martin Abegg, Jr., and Edward Cook (California: HarperSanFrancisco, 1996), p. 8.
7. James M. Robinson, ed., The Nag Hammadi Library, translated and introduced by members of the Coptic Gnostic Library Project of the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity, Claremont, California (HarperSanFrancisco, 1990). Dating to the 4th-century C.E., the Nag Hammadi Library begins at the approximate time that the Dead Sea Scrolls leave off. The Gnostic traditions originated during the time that early Christian doctrine was being reshaped and defined. Identifying with the teachings as they were preserved by earlier generations, the Gnostics chose to separate and honor the original traditions, rather than follow the trend that was being led by the Church. Their texts and way of life were largely discounted, and eventually eliminated from Christian teachings. Through finds such as the Nag Hammadi Library, rare books including the Gospel of Mary, the Apocalypse of Adam, and the Secrets of Enoch survive today as a testament to the depth of Gnostic wisdom and their dedication to preserving a timeless teaching for future generations.
8. The Book of Enoch the Prophet, translated by Richard Laurence from an Ethiopian manuscript in the Bodleian Library (San Diego: Wizards Bookshelf, 1983), p. iv.
9. Ibid., pp. iv-v.
10. Ibid., p. vii.
11. Ibid., chapter I, verse 1, p. 1.
12. Ibid., chapter LXIII, verse 1, p. 77.
13. Ibid., chapter IX, verse 5, p. 9.
14. Ibid., chapter LXVIII, verse 7, p. 85.
15. Ibid., chapter XLI, verse 2, p. 46.
16. Ibid., chapter XLII, verse 1-2, p. 47.
17. The Other Bible: Ancient Alternative Scriptures, Willis Barnstone, ed. (California: HarperSanFrancisco, 1984), p. 25.
19. Ibid., p. 26.
20. Sefer Yetzirah: The Book of Creation, Aryeh Kaplan, ed. (York Beach, ME: Samuel Weiser, 1997), p. xvi.
21. Ibid., verse 1:1, p. 5.
22. Ibid., verse 2:2, p. 100.
23. Ibid., 1:1, p. 22.
24. Karen Armstrong, A History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity and Islam (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993), p. 216.
25. Sefer Yetzirah, p. xxv.
Chapter 4: The Universe Maker: In the Words of Another Time
1. The Other Bible, “The Creation of Adam,” p. 26.
2. The Holy Qur’an, translation and commentary by Maulana Muhammad Ali, chapter 22, section 1, verse 5 (Columbus, OH: Ahmadiyyah Anjuman Isha’at Islam Lahore, 1995), p. 648.
3. Ibid, chapter 25, section 5, verse 54, p. 705.
4. Ibid, chapter 22, section 1, verse 5, p. 648.
5. The Torah, A Modern Commentary, ed. W. Gunther Plaut, ed. Genesis 2:7 (New York: Union of American Hebrew Congregations, 1981) p. 29.
6. Manly P. Hall, The Secret Teachings of All Ages: An Encyclopedic Outline of Masonic, Hermetic, Qabbalistic and Rosicrucian Symbolical Philosophy, (Los Angeles: The Philosophical Research Society, 1988), CLIII.
7. Roger Bacon (1214-1294 c.e.) is considered to be the first “true” alchemist in Medieval Europe. He was a Franciscan whose work led him to conclude, “Experimental science. . . reveals truths which reasoning from general principles would have never discovered.”
8. The present whereabouts of the original Emerald Tablets of Thoth and the later Emerald Tables of Hermes are uncertain. Scholars suspect that they may have been among the 532,000 documents lost when the Great Library of Alexandria was destroyed by fire in 48 b.c.e. Before that fire, the Roman historian Kallimachos noted that the entire knowledge of the Greek civilization, including astronomy, medicine, science, and philosophy had been recorded and stored in the library. We can only assume that Thoth’s revelations were among those documents.
9. Z’ev ben Shimon Halevi, Kabbalah: Tradition of Hidden Knowledge (New York: Thames and Hudson, 1979), p. 7. The Sefirot enclosed with a dotted line immediately below the Crown on the Tree of Life, is known as the “non-Sefirot” of Knowledge. It represents a unique place among the names of God on the Tree, for although it is given a place on the Tree, it remains un-manifest in our experience of creation.
10. Sefer Yetzirah, appendix 1, chapter 2, verse 2, p. 286.
11. Halevi, Kabbalah, p. 6.
12. Sefer Yetzirah, chapter 1, verse 9, p. 68.
13. Ibid., appendix 1, chapter 4, verse 2, p. 288.
14. Ibid., verse 6, p. 289.
15. Ibid., verse 7, p. 289.
16. Ibid., chapter 3, verse 4, p. 145.
17. Ibid., verse 7, p. 152.
18. Ibid., verse 8, p. 154.
19. Ibid., verse 9, p. 155.
20. Ibid., appendix 1, chapter 2, verse 2, p. 286.
21. “Prayer Helps Patients Heal, ” United Press International (1999). Online report of the studies comparing the recovery and outcome for patients who received prayer with those that did not. Website: http://www.applesforhealth.com/prayerhelps1.html.
22. Ibid., p. 1.
23. Kaku, Visions, p. 4.
24. January 1958, when the United States launched its first unmanned satellite, Explorer I, to gather information regarding our atmosphere and the earth, as part of the IGY. Through Explorer’s onboard instruments, scientists were given new insight into the composition of Earth’s atmosphere, oceans, and continents.
25. The precise amounts of our atmosphere’s composition may vary due to factors of temperature and elevation. In general, Earth’s atmosphere is made of 78 percent nitrogen and 21 percent oxygen. Under a section entitled “Composition of the Atmosphere,” a reference is available on the NASA Website: http://liftoff.msfc.nasa.gov/acemdey/space/atmosphere.html.
26. While the precise amounts of oxygen dissolved in water may vary due to temperature and salinity (fresh water/salt water), the ratios are similar. Though a number of references are available, I chose this particular one because it shows how the percentages are derived. The results: water is approximately 88.89 percent oxygen and 11.11 percent hydrogen. Website: http://www.citycollegiate.com/chapter3a.htm.
27. Together, hydrogen (71percent) and helium (27.1percent) account for over 98 percent of our Sun’s composition. In trace amounts, the elements oxygen, carbon, nitrogen, silicon, magnesium, neon, iron and sulfur account for the remaining percentage. NASA Website: http://imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/ask_astro/answers/961112a.html.
Chapter 5: By The Discovery: When Letters Become Elements
1. Although researchers have been successful in tracing many ancient alphabets to the point where they branched from an earlier linguistic tree, the precise roots of the tree itself remain murky. While archaeologists have recovered examples of ancient forms of writing, and they are in agreement as to who created the tablets, scrolls, and rock drawings of times past, the mystery of precisely where and how written language originated remains. For the moment, evidence appears to suggest that the many and diverse languages of the world today originated from a common “mother” language over 5,000 years ago. Direct links have been established from the earliest cuneiform tablets, for example, to the Greek, Hebrew and Phoenician foundations of modern language.
2. In the science of physics, for example, the letter “E” is an example of a logogram. Here, E is one symbol representing the force of “energy” and all of the implications that mathematics and physics associate with energy. It is a logogram using this symbol that has become what is perhaps the most recognized mathematical equation in history: E = MC2. Syllabograms are symbols that represent the syllable of a word as it is spoken. The late J. T. Hooker, University of London Emeritus Reader in Greek and Latin language, describes the significance of using symbols to represent syllables as the “most important advance in the history of writing.” J. T. Hooker, Reading the Past (London: British Museum, 1990). Ancient languages, such as Chinese, where every word is one syllable, made tremendous advances in their ability to preserve details of history through the use of syllable signs. In English, once again, it is the language of science that offers an example of a syllabogram as the mathematical constant “pi” (p). Here the symbol is also the entire word “pi,” and is used to represent a relationship between the circumference of a circle and its and diameter.
3. Sefer Yetzirah, appendix 1, chapter 4, verse 4, p. 288.
4. David Allen Hulse, The Key of It All: An Encyclopedic Guide to the Sacred Languages & Magickal Systems of the World, Book Two: The Western Mysteries (St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Publications, 1993), pp. 461-538.
5. The American Heritage College Dictionary, Third Edition, definition 2 (New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1997), p. 1221.
6. The study of gematria may, in fact, be one of the oldest sciences in existence. Almost universally, ancient traditions have associated the letters of the major alphabets, including English, Greek, Latin Coptic, Sanskrit, Hebrew, Arabic, Chinese, Cuneiform, and Tibetan with number values. For more information on this topic, please see Hulse’s two-volume treatise, The Key of It All (see note 4 above). The use of these values to study the deeper “hidden” relationships between words and phrases has been recognized, honored, and practiced by scientists and philosophers alike, for hundreds, if not thousands of years. Perhaps the most visible example of the acceptance and study of gematria relates to the mystical science of the Hebrew Kabbalah. The principles of gematria may be explored on many levels of meaning beyond simply adding the values of letter-numbers together, and includes the use of reduced, integral reduced, absolute, and ordinal values. While there are a number of very good texts on this subject, one of the best web references that I am aware of is hosted by Gal Einai Institute of Israel with information taken from the teachings of Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh. Website: http://www.inner.org/gematria/gematria.htm.
7. Rabbi David Cooper, God Is a Verb: Kabbalah and the Practice of Mystical Judaism (New York: Riverhead Books, 1997), p. 52.
8. Rabbi Benjamin Blech, The Secrets of Hebrew Words (New Jersey: Jason Aronson, 1991), p. 129.
9. The Other Bible, Haggadah, p. 25.
10. Robert Lawlor, Sacred Geometry: Philosophy and Practice (New York: Thames and Hudson, 1982), p. 9.
11. Ibid., p. 10.
12. Michael Drosnin, The Bible Code (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1997), p. 25.
13. “Atomic Mass” is calculated as the mass of an atom relative to one-twelfth the mass of carbon–12, the most abundant form of carbon. In the Periodic Table of Elements, each element is assigned the value of atomic mass. (Although the terms atomic mass and atomic weight are often used interchangeably and the values associated with them are very similar, they are actually measures of two different properties.) Atomic weight may be defined as a measure of the force with which a planet pulls on mass.
14. “Matter” is defined as anything that occupies space and had has mass. “Mass” describes the inertia of a moving object, and how easily that object can be influenced or stopped. For example, a bird flying at ten miles per hour may be easily influenced by a gentle breeze; the bird is said to have little mass. To a heavily armored military tank traveling at the same speed, however, the breeze does not have much effect. In this instance, the mass of the tank is said to be greater than that of the bird. In terms of chemistry, when we ask “how much” of something is present, we are really asking, “What is the mass” of that something?
15. Following are key characteristics that make the elements of the Periodic Table of Elements unique. Of the 17 possibilities, only one characteristic links the most abundant elements of the universe with the hidden number values of ancient alchemy. That key is the characteristic of atomic mass. Key Characteristics that Make Each Element Unique: Atomic Number; Electro-negativity; Density; Boiling Point; Oxidation States; Conductivity; Atomic Shells; Atomic Radius; Atomic Weight; Covalent Radius; Heat of Fusion; Heat of Vaporization; Melting Point; Ionization Potential; Atomic Mass; Specific Heat; Thermal; Filling Orbital.
16. Sefer Yetzirah, chapter 1, verse 13, p. 80. In the Saadia version of the Sefer Yetzirah, we find the three Mother Letters mentioned almost immediately in the first chapter. Here, a distinction is made between the Basics (Mothers), the Doubles, and the Elementals. “Twenty-two letters, a foundation of three Basics, seven Doubles and twelve elementals.” “The three Basics are A,M,Sh. . .” “The seven Doubles are B,G,D,K,P,R,T. . .” “The twelve Elementals are H,V,Z,Ch,T,Y,L,N,S,O,Tz,Q.” [Author has added commas between letters for readability.]
17. Ibid., p. 140.
19. Using the principles of gematria, the Hebrew letter Yod is found to resolve to the value of 1. Yod = 10. 1 + 0 = 1. In the Periodic Table, there is precisely one element with the whole number value that matches the “1” of Yod: the element hydrogen. Hydrogen: A.M. = 1.008, Whole Number (Integer Value) = 1. Through a similar process, we discover a match between the letter Hey and the element nitrogen (value 5), and the letter Vav and oxygen (value of 6).
20. Sefer Yetzirah, chapter 1, verse 12, p. 77.
21. A principle used in the logic of deciding among scientific explanations when one or more possibilities are involved. The name is attributed to William Occam, a medieval philosopher, and is often called the principle of parsimony. In general, the principle states that “one should always choose the simplest explanation of a phenomenon, the one that requires the fewest leaps of logic.” Website: http://.pespmc1.vub.ac.be/asc/PRINCI_SIMPL.html.
22. Dickerson and Geis, Chemistry, Matter, and the Universe, graph from inside front cover of hardback edition. Interestingly, when compared to the abundance of the four elements in the universe, the human body is shown to share the elements in concentrations that are many times greater than the world around us. (From Dickerson and Geis, Chemistry, Matter, and the Universe, 165.)
Abundance of Elements in the Universe and Our Bodies (Values shown as atoms per 100,000) Element/Entire Universe/Human Body: Hydrogen/92,760/60,560, Nitrogen/15/2,440, Oxygen/49/25,670, Carbon/8/10,680.
Chapter 6: By The Code Within the Code: In Each Cell of Every Life, the Name of God
1. Golden Treasury of Bible Stories, Arthur Whitfield Spaulding, ed. (Nashville: Southern Publishing, 1954).
2. Halevi, Kabbalah, p. 5.
3. Tanakh: The Holy Scriptures, Torah, Exodus, chapter 3, verse 14, (Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society, 1985), p. 88.
4. Halevi, Kabbalah, p. 9.
5. Zohar: The Book of Splendor, Gershom Scholem, ed. (New York: Schocken Books, 1949), p. 3.
6. Sepher Yetzirah, p. 5.
7. Tanakh, Torah, Exodus 3:13, p. 88.
8. The Torah, commentary, “The Divine Name Ehyeh,” p. 405.
9. Ibid., Exodus 3:15, p. 400.
10. Ibid., footnote 4, p. 405.
11. Ibid., commentary, “My Name YHVH,” pp. 424-425.
12. Ibid., commentary, “Hidden,” p. 408.
14. The New Jerusalem Bible: The Complete Text of the Ancient Canon of the Scriptures, Standard Edition, Exodus, chapter 20, verse 7, (New York: Doubleday, 1999), p. 70.
15. YHVH is also known as the Tetragrammaton, a description derived from the Greek language literally meaning “four-lettered word.”
16. The Torah, commentary, “Linguistic Excursus on the Name YHVH,” p. 426.
17. This photo is a section of the best-preserved scroll from Cave I, the First Isaiah Scroll (1Qisa). The document is 23.5 feet in length and in this slide is opened to the columns that contain the text of Isaiah 38:8 through 40:28. [Photographer: John Trevor.]
18. The Torah, footnote 6: 3, p. 426.
19. Sepher Yetzirah, p. 17.
20. Dana M. Pike and Andrew C. Skinner, Discoveries in the Judean Desert·XXXIII, Qumran Cave 4·XXIII, Unidentified Fragments, Plates, Plate XIX, fragment number 66. (England: Oxford Univ. Press, 2001). Scroll fragment with the name YHVH. Although this is not the only occurrence of God’s ancient name on a scroll fragment, this is one of the best examples that I could find, as well as one of the oldest. This image was released in 2001 as part of the series of volumes documenting the contents of the Dead Sea finds. This image is reprinted courtesy of Oxford University.
21. Hershel Shanks, “Publishing Every Last Fragment,” Biblical Archaeology Review (March/April 2002), p. 6.
22. David Allen Hulse, The Key of It All, Book Two: The Western Mysteries, (St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Publications, 1994), Introduction, p. cvii.
23. Sepher Yetzirah, appendix 1, chapter 1, verse 1, p. 285.
24. The Torah, commentary, “Linguistic Excursus on the Name YHVH,” p. 426.
26. Sepher Yetzirah, p. 15.
27. The Torah, Exodus, chapter 15, verse 2, p. 488.
28. The Other Bible, Haggadah, p. 32.
29. Sepher Yetzirah, pp. 19-22.
30. Ibid., chapter 2, verse 2, p. 100.
31. NASA press release, “Hubble Reads Age of Universe.” Spaceflight Now (2002).
32. J. D. Watson and F. H. C. Crick, “A Structure for Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid.” Nature, vol. 171 (April 1953): p. 737.
33. Robert Wright, Time 100: Scientists & Thinkers—James Watson & Francis Crick. The Time Archive, 1. Website: http://www.time.com/time/time100/scientist/pr.
34. President Clinton, “Announcing the Completion of the First Survey of the Entire Human Genome,” from a White House press conference on June 26, 2000.
35. Beyond the scope required for the focus of this text, the key to understanding the arrangement of the bases on the double helix is that the sequence of bases running in one direction, forming one side of the ladder, are the complements of the sequence on the other side of the ladder, running in the opposite direction. As only specific bases can pair with other bases, the chance for errors in the code are tremendously reduced by this structure.
36. The four bases of DNA are actually a kind of shorthand notation, an abbreviation for the elements represented by the letters. While the same elements of hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen and carbon are present in each DNA base, it is the amount of each element that varies. Rather than going through the tedious process of writing out how may times the actual element occurs each time the base is noted, they are simply implied by the letter A, T, C, or G. (Also see Appendix C.)
37. The Expanded Quotable Einstein, Alice Calaprice, ed. (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton Univ. Press, 2000), p. 203.
38. Sepher Yetzirah, chapter 1, verse 9, p. 68.
39. The Torah, commentary, “Linguistic Excursus on the Name YHVH,” p. 426.
40. Sepher Yetzirah, p. 15.
41. The American Heritage College Dictionary, Third Edition, definition 1, p. 471.
42. The following references are from my personal conversations and written correspondence with scholar and author David Allen Hulse. Regarding the order of Hebrew letters as numbers, he states, “In the numeric sense, the order of the [Hebrew] letters makes no difference.” As each letter is associated with a number value, just as 2 plus 1 produces the same value as 1 plus 2, we may consider the VG in our DNA as GV. In Hebrew, GV has a number of possible translations, all supporting the same general theme—GV translates to the “back,” “spine,” or “interior of the body.” Hulse offers examples of this in a biblical context with GV the back (spine) (Ezekiel 23:35) and interior (Job 30:5). The gematria of this word and the Hebrew word for “Adam” reveal an interesting, and telling, relationship. The sum of the values for GV = 9 (G (3) + V (6) = 9). This is the same value for the name representing the first of our species, Adam (A = 1 + D = 4 + M = 40, with 45 further reducing to 9). From the perspective of this deeper relationship revealed by number, the body of our species, and the VG/GV within our cells are describing the same thing. Thus, the last two letters of the message in our cells may reasonably be viewed as a reference to “within” or “interior” to the body. David Allen Hulse is widely recognized as a leading expert in deciphering the mystical relationship between ancient languages and their significance to number. The author of a number of texts, including The Key of It All, Book One: The Eastern Mysteries, The Key of It All, Book Two: The Western Mysteries and New Dimensions for the Cube of Space (York Beach: Samuel Weiser, 2000), he also contributed to Israel Regardie’s final book, The Complete Golden Dawn System of Magic (Malaysia: Falcon Press, 1984).
43. From my research regarding the significance of the letters VG and GV, it is clear that in the traditions of the Kabbalah, the reverse order of the letters may be associated with alternate, or “reverse” realms of creation. The Sepher Yetzirah, for example, makes reference to these realms by describing the process of combining each of the 22 Hebrew letters with the remaining letters of the alphabet, in a non-repeating sequence, to create the 231 possibilities (Gates) of creation (Sepher Yetzirah, chapter 2, verse 5, 124). Hulse describes the significance of GV/VG as the forty-fourth Gate of Creation. Here the value of the coded gate is DM, meaning “blood” in Hebrew, and the root of the word for the first created member of our species, ADM, (Adam).
44. Each DNA base contains a different degree of “within the body.” For example, in the base of Thymine (T) there are six hydrogen atoms, two nitrogen atoms, two oxygen atoms and five carbon atoms. Considering each element from the perspective of the Hebrew letters, only twice in Thymine is the “God/Eternal” aspect completed as VG, meaning “within the body.” The remainder of the base exists simply as the Y and the G of the code.
Chapter 7: Message from the First Day: Reading the Language of God
1. Blech, The Secrets of Hebrew Words, p. 22.
2. Gregg Braden, The Isaiah Effect: Decoding the Lost Science of Prayer and Prophecy (New York: Harmony books, 2000), pp. 187-192.
3. Rollin McCraty, Mike Atkinson, William Tiller, Glen Rein and Alan D. Watkins, “The Effects of Emotions on Short-Term Power Spectrum Analysis of Heart Rate Variability,” The American Journal of Cardiology, vol. 76, no. 14 (November 15, 1995) pp. 1089-1093.
4. Rollin McCraty, M.A., Bob Barrios-Choplin, Ph.D., Deborah Rozman Ph.D., Mike Atkinson and Alan D. Watkins, “The Impact of a New Emotional Self-Management Program on Stress, Emotions, Heart Rate Variability, DHEA and Cortisol,” Integrative Physiological and Behavioral Science, vol. 33, no. 2 (1998) pp. 151-170.
5. “Rough Map of Human Genome Completed,” CNN.com Health, June 26, 2000, 1-2. Website: www.cnn.com.
6. Tom Abate, “Genome Discovery Shocks Scientists,” San Francisco Chronicle, (February 11, 2001), p. 1.
11. Stephen Hawking, Der Spiegal, 1989. The original text is in German. As I was unsuccessful in obtaining a copy in English, this is taken from an online source of his thoughts, quotes and philosophy. Website: http://www.nobeliefs.com/great-quotes.htm.
12. Bose-Einstein Condensate Homepage: a new form of matter at the coldest temperatures in the universe. Website: http://www.colorado.edu/physics/2000/bec.
13. “Scientists Conquer Laser Beam Teleportation,” Australian Broadcasting Corporation NewsOnline, Sci-Tech, June 18, 2002. Website: www.abc.net.au.
14. Press release, “Geneva University Development in Photon Entanglement for Enhanced Encryption Security and Quantum Computers,” Department of Physics, Geneva University, 2001. Website: http://www.geneva.ch/entanglement.htm.
15. Gregg Braden, The Isaiah Effect, pp. 89-93.
16. The New Jerusalem Bible, Standard Edition, Zechariah, chapter 12, verse 1, p. 1100.
17. Ibid., Ezekiel 36:27, p. 1006.
18. The Other Bible, Mandaean Gnosticism, “Creation of the World and the Alien Man,” p. 134.
19. Ibid., p. 136.
20. Ibid., commentary, “The Hypostasis of the Archons,” p. 75.
21. Ibid., p. 77.
22. Ibid., Haggadah, p. 25.
24. Ibid., p. 28.
25. Holy Bible: Authorized King James Version, Genesis, 2:7, (Grand Rapids, MI: World Publishing, 1989), p. 2.
26. The Other Bible, Haggadah, p. 25.
27. Ibid., p. 26.
28. Gregg Braden, The Isaiah Effect, pp. 207-211 and 233-238.
29. Holy Bible, John 2:21, p. 67.
30. Ibid., I Corinthians 3:16, p. 119.
31. Ibid., chapter 6, verse 19, p. 121.
32. Dickerson and Geis, Chemistry, Matter, and the Universe, p. 529.
33. Ibid., p. 529.
34. Crick, Life Itself, p. 88.
35. Sir Fred Hoyle and Chandra Wickramasinghe, Evolution from Space (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1981), pp. 23-27.
36. James D. Watson, The Molecular Biology of the Gene (Menlo Park: W. A. Benjamin, 1977).
37. Ibid., 69.
38. The Expanded Quotable Einstein, p. 208.
39. Graham Hancock, The Mars Mystery: The Secret Connection Between Earth and the Red Planet (New York: Crown Publishers, 1998), pp. 73-78.
40. Richard Hoagland, Hoagland’s Mars: Volume II, The UN Briefing, The Terrestrial Connection (video) (New York: B.C. Video, 1992)
41. Blech, The Secrets of Hebrew Words, p. 143.
43. Ibid, 23.
Chapter 8: What Have We Learned? Surviving Our Future Through the Lessons of Our Past
1. Cremo and Thompson, The Hidden History of the Human Race, Summary of Anomalous Evidence Related to Human Antiquity, pp. 267-278.
“More teens have been killed in automobile accidents during the last ten years than soldiers lost in the Vietnam War.” Approximately 58,000 soldiers lost their lives in the Vietnam War, compared to the 60,000 young people that have been killed over the last ten years in automobile accidents. Source: Am I Safe? (Teen Driver Safety Program). Website: http://www.AmISafe.net
2. Barbara Marx-Hubbard, onstage quote from The Prophet’s Conference (December 2001), Palm Springs, California.
3. Press release, “New Century to Be Marked by Growing Threats, Opportunities,” Worldwatch Institute (January 16, 1999). Website: http://www.worldwatch.org.
4. Stanislav Grof, M.D., “Consciousness Evolution and Planetary Survival: The Psychological Roots of Human Violence and Greed.” Abstract of paper presented at the 13th International Transpersonal Conference on the Theme of Spirituality, Ecology, and Native Wisdom, Killarney, Ireland, June 1995.
5. Ibid., p. 3.
6. Carl Sagan, “The Quest For Extraterrestrial Intelligence.” Smithsonian, vol. 1, no. 2 (May 1978).
7. Ibid., p. 12.
8. Ibid., p. 13.
9. “When to Jump In: The World’s Other Wars,” Time (April 19, 1999) p. 30.
10. Monty G. Marshall, Director, Center For Systemic Peace, “Major Episodes of Political Violence 1946-1999.” The tables describe 291 episodes of armed conflict in the world between 1946 and 1999. Website: http://www.members.aol.com/CSPmgm/warlist.htm.
11. Samuel P. Huntington, “The Age of Muslim Wars,” Newsweek, vol. 138, no. 25 (December 17, 2001) pp. 4-9.
12. Jorgen Wouters, “The World’s War Machine.” ABCNEWS.com, April 22, 1998.
15. Some of these agents, such as the Anthrax bacteria, have become household words from the extensive media coverage following their appearance in the U.S. Postal Service in 2001. Others have names that are seldom reported and even more difficult to pronounce. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lists no fewer than 16 substances that pose a threat in the event of a domestic biological attack. These include nerve agents such as Sarin and VX, blister agents such as mustard gas, and psychoactive agents such as Agent 15, in addition to the familiar bacterial and viral toxins of Botulinum (botulism), Aflotoxins (cancer causing poisons), Clostridium perfringens (gangrene bacteria), and Anthrax. The agency has an equally detailed list for chemical agents. For a complete list and description of these agents, please search “Chemical Warfare Agents” on the National Library of Medicine’s Website: http://www.sis.nlm.nih.gov/Tox/ChemWar.html.
16. The Chemical Weapons Convention, formally know as the Convention on the Prohibition, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons, and Their Destruction, was completed in 1993 and signed by 159 states in 1995. In addition to chemical and biological agents, this international treaty addresses nuclear technologies and missile development that may be used as delivery systems, as well. The following is an online reference to the document itself. Harvard Sussex Program on CBW Armament and Arms Limitation Website: http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~hsp/chemical.html.
17. The Expanded Quotable Einstein, p. 181.
18. There are a number of translations for the Mahabharata available. Due to its immense size (over 100,000 verses), the translations are usually published in sections, with the classic the Bhagavad-Gita the most recognized. The quotes that I have used come from author and researcher David Hatcher Childress, referring to the translation of Charles Berlitz and his book Mysteries of Forgotten Worlds (New York: Doubleday, 1972). Childress, a lifelong researcher and explorer, has amassed an impressive body of evidence suggesting that advanced forms of technology have existed in past, including his book, Technology of the Gods: The Incredible Sciences of the Ancients (Adventures Unlimited Press, 2000). For those interested in reading sections of the text itself, one of the better translations that I have found is through the work of Pratap Chandr Roy. A portion of his translations may be viewed electronically for academic and research purposes (noncommercial), specifically pages 446-447 and 489-481, at: http://www.abob.libs.uga.edu/bobk/maha/mahbfr.htm.
23. “The American Experience: Race for the Superbomb,” written, produced and directed by Thomas Ott. This program first aired on the Public Broadcasting System in January 1999. Transcripts are available online. Website: www.PBS.org.
24. Frederick Soddy, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1921, The Interpretation of Radium (1909).
25. Numerous discoveries of large areas of desert sand fused into sheets of high-quality glass are found throughout the literature, which includes: Giles Wright, “The Riddle of the Sands,” New Scientist (July 10, 1999); Margarethe Casson, Rocks and Minerals, no. 396 (1972); Childress, Technology of the Gods. A representative excerpt of these studies may be viewed online at: http://www.world-mysteries.com/pex_6.htm.
26. Sir John Marshal, Mohenjo-Daro and the Indus Civilization (3 Vol. 1931).
27. Sir Mortimer Wheeler, The Indus Civilization (3d ed. 1968).
28. Peter N. Stearns, Michael Adas, Stuart B. Schwartz, World Civilizations: The Origins of Civilizations (1992).
29. A. Gorbovsky, Riddles of Ancient History (Moscow: Soviet Publishers, 1966), p. 28. Although I could not find an original source for this statement, I felt that it was important to include it in the text, as it is referenced frequently in the open literature. It is consistent with the views of other well-respected historians, such as Kisari Mohan Ganguli, who feel that ancient writings from India describe a battle using weapons based in advanced science.
31. Ian K. Steele, Warpaths: Invasions of North America (New York, 1994), p. 94.
32. Ibid., p. 94.
33. Darwin, Descent of Man, p. 110.
34. Peter Kropotkin, Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution (Boston, MA.: Porter Sargent Publishers,, 1902), p. 14.
35. Dr. John Swomley, “Violence: Competition or Cooperation,” Christian Ethics Today 26, vol. 6, no. 1 (February 2000): p. 20.
37. Opening Address of the Symposium on the Humanistic Aspects of Regional Development, Prout Journal, vol. 6, no 3. (September 1993).
39. Kaku, Visions, pp. 322-330.
40. Ibid., p. 329.
41. Jean Houston, onstage quote from The Prophet’s Conference (December 2001), Palm Springs, California.
Chapter 9: The God Code: A Reason to Believe
1. National Atmospheric and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) database for climate and fire records. National Climatic Data Center. Website: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/reports/weather-events.html#HISTORICAL.
2. Carl Sagan, “The Quest For Extraterrestrial Intelligence,” Smithsonian, vol. 1, no. 2 (May 1978).
6. St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Contra Gentiles, Volume 11, p. 45. Quoted by Arthur O. Lovejoy, The Great Chain of Being: A Study of the History of an Idea (Cambridge, MA: Harvard Univ. Press, 1936), p. 76.
7. This quote is cited from Francis Bacon’s classic text on human nature, Of Goodness and Goodness of Nature. This particular chapter, “Essays, Civil and Moral” (Chapter XIII) is available online as part of the Harvard Classics series (1909-1914). Website: http://www.bartleby.com/3/1/13.html.
8. Abraham H. Maslow, adapted from the editor’s introduction to the third edition of Toward a Psychology of Being (New York: Wiley, 1999).
10. “Prague Faces ‘Worst Moment,” CNN.com/World, August 14, 2002. Website: www.cnn.com.
11. “Obesity Trends: Prevalence of Obesity Among U.S. Adults, by Characteristics,” reported by the Centers for Disease Control, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Statistics from A.H. Modkad, M. Serdula. and W. Dietz, “The Continuing Epidemics of Obesity and Diabetes In The United States.” Journal of the American Medical Association vol. 286, (September 12, 2001): pp. 1195-1200.
12. Jonathan Wells, “Second Thoughts About Peppered Moths, This Classical Story of Evolution by Natural Selection Needs Revising,” The Scientist vol. 13, no. 11 (May 24, 1999): p. 13.
13. Hulse, The Key of It All: Book One: pp. 188-189.
14. Aaron T. Wolf, “Indigenous Approaches to Water Conflict Resolution and Implications for International Waters,” International Negotiation vol. 5, no. 2 (December 2000) pp. 357-373. The report cited for this text was reviewed before its publication in the journal.
1. Hulse, David, Allen, The Key of It All, An Encyclopedic Guide to the Sacred Languages & Magickal Systems of the World, Book One: The Eastern Mysteries (St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Publications, 1993), pp.188-89.