The young woolly mammoth was dug out of Siberian permafrost in 2011. With the species being extinct for about 4,000 years, finding such a relatively intact specimen was big news – particularly since this one was 28,000 years old.
Scientists have since been eager to find out how viable the biological materials of the uncovered mammoth still are, all those millennia later. Now researchers at Kindai University in Japan have found that its DNA is partially intact – and apparently they are well in the game to restore this huge prehistoric mammal back among the living.
If they succeed, it could look something like this (at first).
Anyway, it all comes down to the fact that the scientists at the university have managed to extract nuclei from the mammoth’s cells and transplant them into mouse oocytes – cells found in ovaries that are capable of forming an egg cell after genetic division.
After that, the cells from the 28,000-year-old specimen started to show “signs of biological activities.”
“This suggests that, despite the years that have passed, cell activity can still happen and parts of it can be recreated,” said study author Kei Miyamoto from the Department of Genetic Engineering at Kindai University.
Five of the cells even showed highly unexpected and very promising results, namely signs of activity that usually only occur immediately preceding cell division.
Establishing whether the mammoth DNA could still function wasn’t an easy task. Researchers began by taking bone marrow and muscle tissue samples from the animal’s leg. These were then analysed for the presence of undamaged nucleus-like structures, which, once found, were extracted.
Once these nuclei cells were combined with mouse oocytes, mouse proteins were added, revealing some of the mammoth cells to be perfectly capable of nuclear reconstitution. This, finally, suggested that even 28,000-year-old mammoth remains could harbour active nuclei.
Meaning, something like, that resurrecting a specimen like this one would be quite possible.
While Miyamoto admits that “we are very far from recreating a mammoth,” plenty of researchers attempting to use gene editing to do so are confident that, that achievement is around the corner. Recent efforts, using the controversial CRISPR gene editing tool, are arguably the most promising, of late.
But do we really need to resurrect a species that went extint a long time ago?
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This Ancient Egyptian Map To The Underworld Is The Oldest Illustrated Book Ever Found
The book contained incantations for the deceased so that she could ward off evil spirits and demons in her journey toward the underworld.
Even those who know little of ancient Egypt’s mysteries have heard of the infamous Book of the Dead. And now, researchers have found a similar text that not only predates that one, but may also be the oldest illustrated book ever uncovered.
According to The New York Times, Egyptologists found parts of an illustrated “book” that served as a guide to reach Rostau — the Underworld ruled by Osiris, the Egyptian god of death.
The incredible discovery, published in the Journal of Egyptian Archaeology, happened at the village Dayr al-Barsha (or Deir el-Bersha) where the cliff-side necropolis of the region’s governors who ruled during Egypt’s Middle Kingdom were laid to rest inside elaborately decorated tombs.
In 2012, guided by archaeologist Harco Willems from Belgium’s University of Leuven, a team of researchers investigated one of the five burial shafts located inside the tomb complex of Ahanakht. Twenty feet down inside the burial shaft, the team found the remains of a sarcophagus that appeared to be completely undisturbed despite the previous presence of grave robbers and other archaeologists at the site.
Judging by the remains and the setup of the sarcophagus, it belonged to an elite woman named Ankh who was related to an elite government official. Her cedar coffin had deteriorated due to being overrun by fungi but upon closer inspection, the crumbling casket revealed something unexpected.
Inside the sarcophagus were remarkable etchings explicitly quoting from the Book Of Two Ways, which is made up of hieroglyphs and illustrations describing Ankh’s wayward journey into the afterlife.
“These ‘coffin texts’ tend to situate the deceased in the world of the gods,” Willems said. “Sometimes they are combined with drawings. At Deir el-Bersha, one frequently encounters Books of Two Ways.”
“The ancient Egyptians were obsessed with life in all its forms,” explained Rita Lucarelli, an Egyptology curator at the University of California, Berkeley. “Death for them was a new life.”
Now, researchers have yet again uncovered evidence that ancient Egypt’s elaborate death customs sometimes included providing the dead with these “coffin texts” so that they could make their way to the underworld. Remarkably, each person had their own version of the text that was customized based on their status and wealth.
Ankh’s guide texts incorporated incantations to help her ward off the demons she encountered on her journey. The arduous trip to reach Rostau, the markings proclaimed, would be plagued by obstacles of fire, demons, and spirits that she would have to overcome.
“This one begins with a text encircled by a red line designated as ‘ring of fire,’” Willems said. “The text is about the sun god passing this protective fiery ring to reach Osiris.”
Researchers estimated the age of Ankh’s sarcophagus texts based on inscriptions and other relics found nearby that referred to the reign of Pharaoh Mentuhotep II, who ruled until 2010 B.C.E. That means the original manual from which these texts were copied would be at least 4,000 years old, likely making it the world’s oldest illustrated book ever found.
The team furthermore found two dozen extant texts of the Book Of Two Ways maps inside the burial shaft. Most etchings have been difficult to make out but the scientists believe the depictions likely illustrate rituals to bring deceased gods or dead humans back to life, symbolizing rebirth in Egyptian culture.
Perhaps further study will only help unravel more of the mysteries stirred up by this fascinating find.
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Eye Of Horus: The True Meaning Of An Ancient, Powerful Symbol
Ḏḥwty, Ancient Origins
The Eye of Horus is one of the best-known symbols of ancient Egypt. Known also as the Wadjet, this magical symbol is believed to provide protection, health, and rejuvenation. Due to its powerful protective powers, the Eye of Horus was popularly used by the ancient Egyptians, both the living and the dead, as amulets. Even today, the Eye of Horus continues to be used as a symbol of protection.
The Dramatic Origin – A Story of Betrayal and Murder
The origin of the Eye of Horus may be found in the myth of Set and Osiris. The ancient Egyptians believed that Osiris was the king of Egypt and that his brother, Set, desired his throne. Through trickery, Set succeeded in murdering his brother and became the new king. Osiris’ wife Isis, however, managed to bring her husband back to life temporarily through magic and became pregnant with Horus.
The Cost of Vengeance and the Gift of Restoration
Osiris went on to become the god of the Underworld and Isis raised Horus on her own. When Horus reached adulthood, he sought to avenge the death of his father. Horus fought Set in a series of battles, and eventually vanquished his uncle. During these struggles, however, he lost one of his eyes. According to one version of the myth, Set had ripped out Horus’ eye, tore it up into six parts and threw it away. In another version, it was Horus himself who gouged his eye out, as a sacrifice to bring his father back from the dead. In any case, Horus’ lost eye was magically restored by either by Hathor (often regarded to be the consort of Horus), or by Thoth, the god of wisdom.
As Horus’ eye was magically restored, the ancient Egyptians believed that it possessed healing properties. Amulets of this symbol have been made using a variety of materials, including gold, lapis lazuli, and carnelian, and have been used as jewelry by both the living and the dead.
Is the Eye of Horus a Magical Mathematical Symbol?
Interestingly, the Eye of Horus is not merely a magical symbol but is also an example of the mathematical knowledge acquired by the ancient Egyptians. In the myth mentioned before, Set tore Horus’ eye into six parts. As a symbol, the Eye of Horus contains six parts. Each of them was given a fraction as a unit of measurement – the right side of the eye is 1/2, the pupil 1/4, the eyebrow 1/8, the left side of the eye 1/16, the curved tail 1/32, and the teardrop 1/64. These fractions add up to 63/64, and the missing part is said to either represent the magical powers of Thoth or to illustrate that nothing is perfect.
The Distinctive Meanings of the Parts of The Eye of Horus
Each of the six parts of the Eye of Horus corresponds to a different sense. The right side of the eye is associated with the sense of smell, as it is closest to the nose and resembles this organ. Needless to say, the pupil represents the sense of sight, while the eyebrow represents thought, as it can be used to express our thoughts. The left side of the eye represents the sense of hearing, as it points towards the ear, and has the shape of a musical instrument. The curved tail resembles a sprout from a planted stalk of wheat or grain. As a representation of food, this part of the Eye of Horus corresponds to the sense of taste. Finally, the teardrop is supposed to represent the sense of touch, as this part of the Eye represents a stalk being planted into the ground, an act that involves physical contact and touching.
How is The Eye of Horus Used Today?
Although the ancient Egyptian civilization came to an end, the belief in the potency of the Eye of Horus continued and this symbol is still used by many today. As an example, in Mediterranean countries, fishermen would often paint this symbol on their vessels for protection. Additionally, many people still wear the Eye of Horus as jewellery, to protect themselves from the ill-will of others. Moreover, the Eye of Horus is popular amongst occultists, as well as conspiracy theorists, who view the Eye not only as a protective symbol, but also as one of power, knowledge, and illusion.
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NASA’s Discovery Of Magnetic Portals That “Open & Close” Every Day May Connect To Ancient Esoteric Knowledge
In 2012, NASA funded the research of Jack Scudder, from the University of Iowa, who studied a phenomenon unlike no other. He found that when the magnetic field of the Earth connected to the magnetic field of the Sun, a portal between time/space was created between them. Time-space is, “what we will experience if we are able to pierce the veil, 3 dimensions of time (past, present, and future) of wherever you are, which is the 1 dimension of space (yourself). To make an example of this imagine an apple. The outside of the apple is the infinite universe which is space/time. The inside of the apple is time/space which is a continuous loop that can be travelled.”- Jeff Delano.
Scudder termed these phenomenon ‘X-points’. After Scudder’s theory was examined by NASA, they flew a robotic spacecraft into one of these magnetic points which revealed that the X-point had the potential to transport objects directly into the Sun’s atmosphere. The distance from the Earth to the Sun is measured as one astronomical unit (AU) or 93 million miles away. This discovery was ground breaking because it questioned our understanding of known physics and opened the door to understanding the relationship between time and space. Even though we may not fully grasp the concept yet, it can serve as a stepping stone to better understand how our universe operates on a scale once thought too intangible.
Observations by NASA’s THEMIS spacecraft and Europe’s Cluster probes suggest that these magnetic portals open and close dozens of times each day. They’re typically located a few tens of thousands of kilometres from Earth where the geomagnetic field meets the onrushing solar wind. Most portals are small and short-lived; others are yawning, vast, and sustained. Tons of energetic particles can flow through the openings, heating Earth’s upper atmosphere, sparking geomagnetic storms, and igniting bright polar auroras. (NASA)
Deeper research into the X-point phenomena has proven to be challenging to study because they are unstable, largely invisible, and their behavior is unpredictable at this point. With this in mind, it has been perceived that ancient sites around the planet could have served, and still act as X points that transcend time and space. Could it have been possible that these X points on the Earth’s surface were used thousands of years ago by ancient civilizations? Let’s dive in.
There are many ancient traditions that describe locations around the world where one can travel from one place in the world to another. Many cultures also refer to an energy grid system that encompasses the Earth. In ancient Chinese text, they are known as dragon lines. In South America, the shaman’s referred to them as spirit lines. The ancient Aboriginals of Australia called them dream lines. Scudder would describe these as X-points but researchers like Freddy Silva would refer to them as star gates.
Sites such as Gobekli Tepe, Machu Picchu, Giza and Stonehenge are tied to the ancient portal hypothesis because they were built on top of what would be reported as an Earth grid system, which is linked to the larger electromagnetic web of the cosmos.
Freddy Silva, a best-selling author, and a leading researcher of ancient civilizations looked into the man who pioneered the term ley lines, Alfred Watkins. Watkins’ work in ley lines could be indirectly describing what Shrduder would later call X-points. Silva explains the origins of ley line research on his website Invisible Temple.“
In the 1920s, while photographing landmarks in Herefordshire, Alfred Watkins noticed how ancient sites, churches (built over such sites), sacred mounds, old pilgrim routes and standing stones were aligned in perfectly straight lines. He called them ley lines.
He went on to say, “in essence, Watkins re-discovered old esoteric knowledge which had maintained that temples and oracles all across the Earth were not placed haphazardly but according to certain — and since forgotten — geodetic laws.”
It is this exact reason why researchers believe these sites were established where they lie; to tap into the inter-dimensional highway of the universe. These sites could serve as the catalyst to a new renaissance of enlightenment for humanity that would revolutionize our understanding of the cosmos.
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The Occult Secrets Of Language As A Method Of Mind Control
Nathaniel Mauka, Waking Times
The ‘spell’ in spelling was meant to create a magical trance over you – to obstruct the true meaning of the essence of the Creator. Many occult (33-degree freemasons, illuminati, cabal, etc.) secrets are hidden within spelling and grammar, but it doesn’t take much digging to reveal them.
For instance, as per Thoth, the Egyptian God of learning, wisdom and magic, (also depicted in ancient hieroglyphs as a man-bird) the purpose of spelling is to cast magic energy with a definite purpose. Myths surrounding Thoth even say he created himself through language – but this is eerily egoistic, and suggests deep occult powers beyond just being able to win a spelling bee.
There is an interesting parallel in the Christian bible, in the Gospel of St. John as well: “In the beginning was the word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
If the occultists want to control a population they simply delete, distort, and generalize the truth. This is the Meta Model used behind most of MK Ultra and other mind control techniques utilized by the Deep State. Language and grammar are one of the primary means to distort truth.
When powerful people utilize certain speech patterns, they appear to know the truth about something, but they don’t truly understand what other people think, feel, and believe. This is irrelevant, because the aim is to convince them through a “spell” – what is “true” to the Occult Paradigm.
To see an example of this in action, we could look at thousands of hours of political speeches, but we’ll keep it simple and direct for now.
Let’s say a leader wants to convince the general population that a law to mandate Common Core teaching standards is a good thing. They will use language like this:
“All sensible parents agree that children should be able to meet certain academic standards where developmentally appropriate.”
Let’s break this one sentence down to find all its “spells.”
Firstly, there is a forgone conclusion within the phrase, “all sensible parents.” This is called a lost performative. It assumes that something is true without any concrete proof. Who determines what is sensible? What academic standards are we talking about? Who will determine them?
The next problem is with the absolutism of the statement. Should you disagree that “all parents agree” you are automatically in a position of opposition to power. You’re bucking a “truth” that everyone else has already accepted.
Then, “certain academic standards” is also rife with ambiguity. It’s a vague term meant to cast a large net so that as many people as possible will be caught in it. This phrase also uses nominalization. How would you know when you’ve achieved “developmentally appropriate standards?” Is this some arbitrary set of rules meant to teach our children nothing at all, or something of great importance? Time has shown that Common Core did exactly what its makers promised – confused the hell out of kids and teachers alike with double speak and backwards math, but the ‘spell’ to get it implemented worked.
Finally, we have, “where developmentally appropriate.” This is more lost performative phrasing. It implies a judgement about child development, without taking any responsibility for what that is.
You need to explore way back before Operation Paperclip, and into the deepest known annals of human history to find the magic of language and its use by occultists – this is what informs all mind control programs today.
“Can we get control of an individual to the point where he will do our bidding against his will and even against fundamental laws of nature, such as self-preservation?”
That’s from a real 1952 CIA memo.
Now recall what Thoth, the Egyptian bird-God said the purpose of language and spelling was: to cast a magic spell with a specific purpose.
Let’s look at another example.
The words ‘write’ and ‘writing’ also contains ‘rite’ as in ceremony or ritual. The words also contain the ‘right’ as in the right angels used prominently by the occult, and found in sacred geometry.
The “word” or spiral (whorl) makes the world. This whorl or spiralling energy is the premise upon which divine geometry, including fractal geometry and the Fibonacci series is based. This is also called “God’s Fingerprint,” as it appears in the Golden Ratio (1.618). The Golden Ratio appears to be the main source code that is within all intelligent divine creation and is also the number assigned to man; however the occultists use this whorl (world) and divine plan a bit differently.
If you hit the sin key on a calculator after entering 666, you’ll get this answer – an integer – -0.809016994374948. . .
It seems random enough until you know what to look for. We’ve been taught that the ancient Greeks, being master aestheticians, liked their geometric figures to be pleasantly proportioned in alignment with the Golden Mean. In the case of rectangles, they preferred the side lengths to be in proportion as the golden ratio. If you do some fancy calculations and divide by 2 you’ll get the 666.
Here’s the problem, though. Using a spell, we’ve been taught (or its been hidden from us) that the Divine Ratio, at least among the occult) honours satan. It does not. As Ruth Tatlow describes in her paper, “The Use and Abuse of Fibonacci Numbers and the Golden Section in Musicology Today,” A complex set of misconceptions about the use of the golden section and Fibonacci numbers in music has evolved in recent years. “The perpetuation of these misconceptions is guaranteed by a steady increase in the number of printed and electronic articles, books and dissertations, many of which bear the marks of academic integrity.”
She continues to explain that in about 300 BCE, Euclid described a ratio which he termed the Extreme and Mean (DEMR), or the ‘divine section,’ or ‘divine ratio.’ The terms ‘divine proportion’ and ‘golden section’ to describe Euclid’s DEMR were coined in the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries respectively.
The DEMR was formed by lines and compasses. Euclid never mentions the size of the angle. He has a numerical expression for DEMR. General rational numbers do not appear in his Elements. She states,
“For Euclid, numbers and magnitudes were different kinds of quantity; arithmetic dealt with the discrete, and geometry with the continuous.”
Therefore, the “right” angles or the “rites” of the occult are based on the bastardization of the Divine Ratio or the Golden Mean as it occurs in nature. It cannot be drawn by compasses and lines.
There are thousands of words and phrases offered by occultists in power to sway your mind and to bend the truth of the Universe. Interestingly, Thoth was even credited with the invention of music – but we know now that even the planets have a song of their own, so how could an Egyptian bird God invent something that was already inherent in the Divine?
As we uncover the methods of the elite to control us, we cannot look past our most basic methods of communication – speech, writing, grammar, and of course, thought. To know is to be free.
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This article (The Occult Secrets of Language as a Method of Mind Control) was originally created and published by Waking Times and is published here under a Creative Commons license with attribution to Nathaniel Mauka.
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