The House of Macedon A Living Bible of Light
Great Mother Goddess figurine from Govrlevo, Macedonia
by Petro Invictus1
(NB: all footnotes reveal crucial facts of the story) Petro Invictus is an allegorical name of the author. It derives from the Latin word Petro meaning Rock, and Invictus meaning Invincible.
The House of Macedon A Living Bible of Light Petro Invictus To begin with… I am, what some would call, an innovative thinker, or a Metahistorian, whose quest is to present to his audiences the Truth as seen through his own eyes, through fact and fiction, just as this world has always seemed to all of us - real, yet intangible, except in our own perception of the realities we experience - all this in a way that would offer understanding for a wider problem of self-identification that preoccupies the consciousness of all the people, thus unraveling a vague story for an identity Quest, across the muddy corridors of the Past, far beyond the ancient days of Macedon. Once ago, I began searching for affirmation of my own identity, which brought me to this moment in life, when I decided to speak what I see, and along the way I discovered the truth about being who I am. And, it all took me back into the ancient days when the myths shaped the dreams of the children, men fought against the Titans, and women sang songs of Glory. The identity that I was discovering was more spiritual than national, or ethnic - it was rather an intimate relationship with the soil, with mother Earth, every time I identified with Macedonia. I am a teacher, interpreter, poet, author, friend, a spiritual being, who needs to reconcile with his Past. And that is a spiritual must that may require a lot of sacrifice on one’s part, since it opens a new perspective for many to see a new light, shining from within it – the Truth about Macedonia. There are many great things in this world, and I admire them all, I have always associated myself with the most admirable in all of the cultures I have encountered, and I truly respect English romanticism, say Byron’s Child Harold2: LVIII
Byron had first visited Greece while still a Cambridge undergraduate and had witnessed the “sad relic” of a great civilization now under the “long, accustomed bondage” of the Ottoman Empire. He had no particular gripe against the Turks. In fact, he rather liked what he had seen on his travels in Asia Minor, which had included his heroic swim across the Dardanelles. But he was saddened by what he viewed as the Greeks’ passive acceptance of their bondage. With prophetic foresight, Childe Harold stirs the docile Greeks to action. Thirteen years later, in 1821, the Greek Revolt against the Turks began, the very first shots ringing in Byron’s ears as a call to arms. Now in his mid-thirties, he was seduced by the idea of liberating the ancient nation that was the very cradle of the civilization that had nurtured him. He would lead the “scattered children forth;” he would “resume the gallant spirit” of the Spartan warriors of Thermopylae; he would call Greece “from the tomb.” In July 1823, he sailed to Greece to perform the short fifth act of his drama. It soon became clear to Byron why the Greek Revolt had gotten off to such a pitiful start. The unflattering reports he’d heard about military incompetence and the lack of a coherent nationalist ideology were, alas, well founded. Driven like a proverbial Spartan, Byron worked tirelessly to instill military discipline and to inspire patriotic fervor, both with some degree of success. His status as a National Hero of modern Greece is well earned, and no Greek will brook a bad word said against him...
The wild Albanian kirtled to his knee, With shawl-girt head and ornamented gun, And gold-embroider'd garments, fair to see: The crimson-scarfed men of Macedon; The Delhi with his cap of terror on, And crooked glaive; the lively, supple Greek: And swarthy Nubia's mutilated son; The bearded Turk, that rarely deigns to speak, Master of all around, too potent to be meekâ€Ś I love the way he touches the subtleties of the Balkans. Gently, yet profoundly! There is a spiritual dimension to this short, but powerful depiction of identities expressed on ethnic grounds. What did Byron see in all these people? I got curious! I also love epics when they sound like this: "Hateful to me as the gates of Hades is that man who hides one thing in his heart and speaks anotherâ€Ś" Homer, The Iliad (800 BC - 700 BC) Therefore I will speak from my heart. I truly love being Macedonian. And in this identity I do not see an ethnic, but a cosmopolitan one, which has the power of rendering the devastating rifts of diversity into a harmonious coexistence of differences based upon common sense, which is an ethical question in itself. The story that I will set in motion is merely my kind of an innuendo to the authorities of the age that need to refresh their libraries a bit, and look at where the Sun shines. Since this Quest of mine (for self identity), has to do with the past, I will tackle with history a bit. And I do not think many wise heads would take even a word seriously from what I will write about, but I assure you, and I will support that with enough sources, that everything I will write about, though fictional, is based on hypothetically real experiences in a dimension we are all guessing about, and that we so certainly call our Past. We all have a vague understanding of our Past(s), both as individuals and collectives, and we all need affirmation of our own identities; however, we find it difficult to alter past concepts that have shaped our views, politically and culturally. This is what some researchers in the field would say on the issue:3
The Revision of Ancient History - A Perspective, P John Crowe, SIS Jubilee Conference, Easthampstead Park, Sept. 17-19th 1999.
“Ancient History as taught today is a disaster area. Nothing fits convincingly together. The development of the arts, cultures and technologies from earliest times shows inexplicable incongruities. Art historians and archaeologists are in disarray. Why? Because the chronology of the first and second millennium BC is badly wrong. How did this disaster happen? As accident investigators well know, the sequence of events leading up to major disasters is invariably a sequence of highly unlikely and unexpected happenings and coincidences. These conspire, often in chances of many millions to one against, to cause the disaster. Ancient history revisionists believe the cause of the disaster lies within the Conventional Chronology of ancient Egypt, referred to as the CC throughout the rest of this paper. This has been assumed correct, and used directly or indirectly to date nearly all the other early civilizations throughout Europe and the Near East. Such is the measure of control exerted by today's academic establishment that they would not tolerate a revisionist movement from within. So interested outsiders, including some brilliant scholars and innovative thinkers, who call themselves ancient history revisionists, are having to act as the accident investigators for this disaster. They are investigating all the relevant evidence, with painstaking thoroughness, to discover and expose all the events and unlucky coincidences that led to the adoption of the CC.” The ideas that I will reveal, are merely my points of view on a reality so obvious to me that I am embarrassed of how long it took me to actually get it across. Most of the authorities on the matters tackled in this book would probably react with harsh criticism for daring to even write about such a thing. However, those chaps would have already got acquainted with the contents of Martin Bernal’s Black Athena, as well as many other revisionists of the Ancient Model. Last winter, I got curious to see what other people thought on the matter, so I took part in a history forum that is called All Empires, and I got banned, simply because it accepts and promotes the Conventional Chronology, based on the Aryan Model of reading history. The forum was flooded with people who were biased against my claim say, that there are words recorded in Homer’s epics that have an Indo-European origin and might be traced to the modern Macedonian. To some of them, it sounded “ridiculous” to even hear of the possibility of Homer’s Slavic character, or the style of oral tradition that has survived in South Slavic cultures4. I merely attempted to present another standpoint than what theirs was, and I was called a crank, nationalist, amateur, even FYROMian, ignorant idiot, and many more detested names. Here, I
Most Classicists would agree that, whether there was ever such a composer as "Homer" or not, the Homeric poems are the product of an oral tradition, a generations-old technique that was the collective inheritance of many singerpoets (aoidoi). An analysis of the structure and vocabulary of the Iliad and Odyssey shows that the poems consist of regular, repeating phrases; even entire verses repeat. Could the Iliad and Odyssey have been products of OralFormulaic Composition, composed on the spot by the poet using a collection of memorized traditional verses and phases? Scholars generally agree that the Iliad and Odyssey underwent a process of standardization and refinement out of older material beginning in the 8th century BC. This process, often referred to as the "million little pieces" design, seems to acknowledge the spirit of the oral tradition. Moreover, Homeric tradition of poetry reciting has survived in the Slavic cultures of modern times, such as the Montenegrin and Bosnian "guslari" or the Macedonian "weepers", who at funerals retell an old poem presenting the life of the deceased using the same old outline, but indenting the name and events from the deceased life.
will post my reply to them all, since this is what it sums up to, hoping that both them, and those like them will take a clue: From an outside radical innovative thinker… To members of All Empires Forum, Topics: Rosetta stone-Decoding the demotic text; Magnificent article about ancient Macedonia; Slavic elements in Homer’s epics; and Black Athena. It is not an easy task to bring new and radical ideas home to people who have been educated, moreover, brought up to believe they are the "divine race", upon which foundations the western civilization lays, particularly if those ideas contradict and defy their self-acclaimed "divinity"! Consider this as a sympathetic reproach from a human being to another. After all, we all share common ancestry at some point in the distant past. Or, do we? The model that you, along with those who share your views, are so blindly following in almost all of the topics represented in this forum, is a recently developed one. In his book Black Athena, Martin Bernal reveals the process of creating the Aryan model in reading history that has derived as a reaction to the ever growing anti-Semitic feelings in Europe. “The ARYAN MODEL started with the Hellenophily of the mid-eighteenth century. Formulated first by a German professor, Otfried Müller, at Göttingen in the 1820s, in its earlier or 'broad' form, it denied the truth of the Egyptian settlements and questioned those of the Phoenicians. The 'extreme' Aryan Model, which flourished during the twin peaks of anti-Semitism in the 1890's and again in the 1920’s and 1930’s, denied even the Phoenician cultural influence. This is the racist white Athena. Bernal does not attempt to disqualify totally the Aryan model but tries to prove that it is less plausible than the revised Ancient Model which provides, in his opinion, a more objective framework for future research. Thus, the omission by the proponents of the Aryan model of the Mesopotamian influence as the first civilization in the area, and the existence of Egypt as the greatest existing civilization in the east Mediterranean during the millennia in which Greece was formed, can be avoided. He is aware that the revival of the Ancient Model adds no extra unknown or unknowable factors and summarizes his aim as "to open up new areas of research to women and men with better qualifications than I have; the political purpose of Black Athena is, of course, to lessen European cultural arrogance.”5 Now, you may call this cranky, however, to me it sounds pretty plausible, quite innovative and radically challenging to the thinking that has bred only radically inhumane concepts of reality, which on the other hand have been the cause for some major catastrophes that occurred as part of 5
From A BOOK REVIEW by Orhan Koloğlu, on BLACK ATHENA - The Afroasiatic Roots of Classical Civilisation - Volume I: The Fabrication of Ancient Greece 1785-1985" by Martin Bernal, London:Vintage, 1991, pp.575
our human history in general. You are already guessing: I am referring to anti-Semitism (reaching its peak with the Holocaust), fascism (as that in Franco’s and Metaxa’s dictatorships), Nazism (as with Germany), genocides (say, of the Macedonians in Greece in the Civil War194649, and before), or racism (as the one that took swing in USA against the Afro-Americans), and much more that we still cannot get rid of in all our endeavors to reach that harmonious state of global cosmopolitanism, something the Macedonians tried to instill a long time ago, but failed, “thanks” to their neighbors, once again. But, we will get to that point in due time. It is not easy to change the viewpoint that you and many others have been accustomed to, particularly when it comes to the "cradle of western civilization". There is too much pride and arrogance to swallow, and too many atrocities to admit. And repent for! Have you forgotten what the voice in the desert said: “Repent! Repent!” 6 There have been too many casualties to constitute the Aryan model as a scholarly one - in order to satisfy the ever growing western vanity of the (in)human mindless demand for selfaffirmation, and self-divination, to the uttermost misfortune of others, whose lives had quite too often been at stake, or even sacrificed to affirm the self-inflicted "divinity" of those in power, which in our case are all those in favor of the Aryan model, as well as those falsely asserted as the foundation of it. I have merely tried to introduce you, and the participants in this forum, with these viewpoints, which might be radical to you, since they are coming from an outsider, a person who does not share your position, due to the fact that I have felt on my own skin the misfortunes inflicted by this kind of thinking, that you so much cherish as scholarly. However, let me remind you that almost all fundamentally new approaches, which have later been accepted as true, have always been met with skepticism, or even violent denial, which cost the promoters their lives at times. Take Copernicus or Galileo for example. If it was not for their radical approach we would have walked on a flat Earth, wouldn't we? They were also outsiders to the dogmatic view the Church was monopolizing at the time. It seems things have changed little in all this time. Allow me to quote Martin Bernal7 on this issue: - Yet the fact that fundamentally new approaches often come from the outside certainly does not mean that all proposals from this quarter are correct or helpful. Most are not, and are rightly rejected as cranky. Discrimination between the different types of radical challenge poses two difficult problems. Who should do it? How should it be done? Naturally, the first group to be consulted should be the experts. They have the knowledge necessary to assess the plausibility and use of the new ideas. If, as with Ventris’
New Testament: Matthew 3.1-6, ref. to John the Baptist.
BLACK ATHENA - The Afroasiatic Roots of Classical Civilisation - Volume I: The Fabrication of Ancient Greece 1785-1985" by Martin Bernal, London:Vintage, 19915. Introduction.
decipherment of Linear B, most of them accept one of these, it would be foolish to challenge their verdict. Their negative opinion, on the other hand, cannot be regarded with the same unqualified respect, for, while they have the necessary skills to make a judgment, they have a direct stake in the case. They are the guardians of the academic status quo and have an intellectual and often an emotional investment in it. In some cases scholars even defend their position with the claim that the heroic age of amateurs, which in their field was once necessary, is now over. Therefore, although their discipline was founded by non professionals, the latter can no longer contribute to it. However plausible the idea of an outsider may appear, it is inherently impossible for it to be true. It is because of such attitudes that just as “war is too serious a matter to be left to military men”, informed lay, as well as professional, opinion is necessary to assess the validity of new challenges which have been rejected by scholars concerned. Although the latter generally know better than the public, there have been cases that show the contrary. - How should an informal layperson distinguish between a constructive outside radical innovator and a crank? Between a Ventris who deciphered a Cretan syllabary and a Velinkowski who wrote sequences of events and catastrophes completely at variance with all other reconstructions of history? Ultimately, a lay jury has to rely on its own subjective or aesthetic judgment. There are, however, some helpful clues. The crank – that is, someone with a coherent explanation, whose hypotheses do not quickly attract the interest of the academic establishment – tend to add new unknown and unknowable factors into their theories: lost continents, men from outer space, planetary collisions, etc. - Less imaginative innovators, by contrast, tend to remove factors rather than to add them. Ventris took away the unknown Aegean language in which Linear B was supposed to have been written, leaving a direct juxtaposition between two known entities, Homeric and Classical Greek, and the corpus of Linear B tablets. Thus he instantly created a whole new academic field. - These volumes are concerned with two models of Greek history: one viewing Greece as essentially European or Aryan, and the other seeing it as Levantine, on the periphery of the Egyptian and Semitic cultural area. I call them the ‘Aryan’ and the ‘Ancient’ models. The ‘Ancient Model’ was the conventional view among Greeks in the Classical and Hellenistic ages. According to it, Greek culture had arisen as the result of colonization, around 1500 BC, by Egyptians and Phoenicians who had civilized the native inhabitants. Furthermore, Greeks had continued to borrow heavily from Near Eastern cultures. -Most people are surprised to learn that the Aryan model, which most of us have been brought up to believe, developed only during the first half of the 19th century. In its earlier or ‘Broad’ form, the new model denied the truth of the Egyptian settlements and questioned those of the Phoenicians. What I call the ‘Extreme’ Aryan Model, which flourished during the twin peaks of anti-Semitism in the 1890s and again in the 1920s and 30s, denied even the Phoenician cultural influence. According t the Aryan model, there had been an invasion from the north – unreported in ancient tradition – which had overwhelmed the local ‘Aegean’ or ‘Pre-Hellenic’ culture. Greek civilization is seen as
the result of the mixture of the Indo-European-speaking Hellenes and their indigenous subjects. It is from the construction of this Aryan Model that I call this volume The Fabrication of Ancient Greece 1785-1985. - I believe that we should return to the Ancient Model, but with some-revisions; hence, I call what I advocate in Volume 2 of Black Athena the 'Revised Ancient Model'. This accepts that there is a real basis to the stories of Egyptian and Phoenician colonization of Greece set out in the Ancient Model. However, it sees them as beginning somewhat earlier, in the first half of the 2nd millennium BC. It also agrees with the latter that Greek civilization is the result of the cultural mixtures created by these colonizations and later borrowings from across the East Mediterranean. On the other hand, it tentatively accepts the Aryan Model's hypothesis of invasions - or infiltrations - from the north by IndoEuropean speakers sometime during the 4th or 3rd millennium BC. However, the Revised Ancient Model maintains that the earlier population was speaking a related Indo-Hittite language which left little trace in Greek. In any event, it cannot be used to explain the many non-European elements in the later language. -If I am right in urging the overthrow of the Aryan Model and its replacement by the Revised Ancient one, it will be necessary not only to rethink the fundamental bases of 'Western Civilization' hut also to recognize the penetration of racism and 'continental chauvinism' into all our historiography, or philosophy of writing history. The Ancient Model had no major 'internal' deficiencies or weaknesses in explanatory power. It was overthrown for external reasons. For 18th- and 19th-cenlury Romantics and racists it was simply intolerable for Greece, which was seen not merely as the epitome of Europe but also as its pure childhood, to have been the result of the mixture of native Europeans and colonizing Africans and Semites. Therefore the Ancient Model had to be overthrown and replaced by something more acceptable." I am thankful again to all of you for showing me which side I should chose in this insane division between lies and truths, sometimes difficult for all of us to determine. Yet it saddens me to see to what extent some people are ready to go in order to justify their lies, or truths for that matter. I have chosen the slightly modified Gandhian approach. Not passive, but active peaceful resistance. Shalom Aleikum - Peace be with you. Petro Invictus * * * In my honest attempt to simply discover my own identity, I found a thread that leads through realms of both science and fiction, and unravels a story that I decided to tell in a way we were all accustomed to believe in - as a Biblical tale - which has a moral to teach and facts to reveal, or conceal for that matter. The story develops in parallel to the events in the Bible, not to mock it
but to reveal an alternative viewpoint that might have been lost at some point, but has been wellpreserved in the folklore. As if a grandma would tell it to a child before bed-time: Once there was a land ruled by Tsars, who were mighty and righteous, and they defeated the Nephilims8, which were of another world, but had ruled over men since ancient time. After this the Tsars took their people and traveled a lot before they settled down in a land where they lived peacefully and cherished Mother Earth. They used words like foinos ( wine), odisi (go away), doma (home)... They spoke the same like we do today, “po nashki” (in our own way), as grandma would say. ☺ (This must have been back in the 4th-3rd millennium.) The people lived peacefully for a long while, they believed in the magical powers of Mother Earth, and cherished the gifts they received from cultivating her. It was a life in harmony with Nature and people were at peace. And then, all of a sudden, the trouble came. Men took their arms, women hid their children away, and the Gods of Thunder set forth their flashy darts on the womb of the peaceful Dea9. There were hoards moving across the land and sea, looking for better land. First came the Danaos, from Egypt. And we thought they would stop. The Minoans were already mixed with Egyptians, and then the Achaeans, but when the Dorian tribes came, we all moved north to the mountains. We spoke like this: Toj Bogamo Divejej10, (επιφανοις - Epiphanois - whom the Gods admire). We managed to sustain the invasions form the south, and we founded the House of Macedon, the Kingdom of the Sun, to the north of those who destroyed the enlightened ones11. This realm of the Sun flourished and spread like fire across the world. The mighty kings of Egypt who were set there by the Great Tsar, Alexander (the one who made the glory of Macedon shine through the world), they had this title written on a stone, they call it a Rosetta stone, and it is one of the many. According to its content it was the Macedonians who were the living masters, and the Danaos, who were included in the cosmopolitan society of the Macedonian Empire, along with the Egyptian priests whose script was seen as sacred by many. By this time the Macedonians were already “rulers of the world”. The Macedonian cosmopolitanism was at its highest. The Empire gave boost to a lot of cultural mixing and learning from each other, which enabled civilization to flourish. The glory did not sustain for long. After this, there was yet another tide that brought the Romans, and after three wars, helped by the Aetolian League, the Romans took over. 8
GENESIS 6:4 " The Nephilim were on the earth in those days—and also afterward—when the sons of God went to the daughters of men and had children by them. They were the heroes of old, men of renown." 9
Dea, the Mother Goddess among the Macedonians, as attested in the Demotic text of the Rosetta stone.
TRACING THE SCRIPT AND THE LANGUAGE OF THE ANCIENT MACEDONIANS - a research study on the Demotic text from the Rosetta stone by Tome Boshevski, Aristotel Tentov. 11 Ref. to the first Pelasgians Hellenized by the Achaeans, the predecessors of the Ionians, known as the Hellenes, or the enlightened ones, from Ilios, meaning of the Light. In Black Athena, Bernal states that: Herodotos, wrote several interesting but very confusing passages about the Pelasgians. According to him, although they had lived throughout Greece, they were the ancestors only of the Ionians, not of the Dorians, who were 'Hellenes'. He maintained that the Pelasgian language was not Greek, basing this argument on the observation that in two cities on the Hellespont which were supposed to be Pelasgian, the language was foreign. Thus peoples like the Athenians, who were supposed to have been Pelasgian before becoming Hellenes, would have had to have changed their language.
However, the Macedonians, now slaves to the new invaders, were among those who first saw the light, not merely for themselves but also for others, in the teachings of the new faith, and they became the first followers of the teachings of Christ. After all, his dearest companion – Mary Magdalene – is said to have been Macedonian12, her brother being Apostle Philip. The teaching was flooding the Empire, now construed of the Macedonian cultural and spiritual heritage and the Roman military power. However, the people needed soothing from the darkness Rome was imposing. It is unbearable to think of all those innocent people who died in the Roman theaters, simply for setting their beliefs in a teaching that was considered to be a political threat to the Empire. To them it was simply their spiritual drive! The people were in despair. Then came a Mighty Tsar, his name was Constantine, he came from Niš (Naissus) of what was the Roman province of Macedonia. He was a child of Elena from Naissus, both of them sanctified by the Church. My grandma always says a prayer when mentioning their names! Constantine13 accepted the Son of God, and allowed the new teaching to replace the Sun God of the old age. They sort of merged and fused, and a completely new teaching was released. The Empire soon had to suffer changes. It split in two parts, and while one went into the darkness of monopolizing the Truth, the other created a thousand years of Christian realm on Earth. Not a perfect one, but a sustainable. The culture flourished, people lived cosmopolitan and civilized lives once again. The Macedonian Empire was resurrected once again. Then, there was another Mighty Tsar from Taor, Justinian was his name, or Petro, as he was known to his kin, who gave the world the Roman Law, based on the customs and traditions of his own people. The Mighty Tsars in all our folk tales are all these from the Great Empire, the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth. However, other invaders, grandma would say “loshi ljudi” (bad people), came and they never stopped coming. There were the Huns, Avars, Goths and Visigoths, then the Tatars, the Bulgars14, the many small tribes that moved in the tide of the middle ages, and finally it was
From the Acts of Philip, a fourth century work ostensibly written about Mary Magdalene’s brother, Phillip, and recently recovered from a monastery at Mt.Athos in Greece, Professor François Bovon (Harvard University) has determined that Magdalene’s name was "Mariamne”.
The First Council of Nicaea, held in Nicaea in Bithynia (present-day İznik in Turkey), convoked by the Roman Emperor Constantine I in 325, was the first Ecumenical council of the Christian Church, and most significantly resulted in the first uniform Christian doctrine, called the Nicene Creed. With the creation of the creed, a precedent was established for subsequent 'general (ecumenical) councils of Bishops' (Synods) to create statements of belief and canons of doctrinal orthodoxy— the intent being to define unity of beliefs for the whole of Christendom. The purpose of the council was to resolve disagreements in the Church of Alexandria over the nature of Jesus in relationship to the Father; in particular, whether Jesus was of the same substance as God the Father or merely of similar substance. 14
The Slavs are excluded from this list, since according to some recent studies, such as Florin Curla’s The Making of the Slavs, there is no evidence at all, to support the “Migration of the Slavs” theory. Moreover, there is enough
those with the Cross, the Crusaders, who damaged Macedonia the most. The Turks came and it was dark for most of the time, as elsewhere in the Balkans, while in Europe a new age was awakening the people from the Dark Ages into Renaissance, Humanism, Romanticism, Nationalism... My grandma watches TV all the time. She is amazing! She can tell you about the European Championship and prehistoric art at the same time. You should meet her! ☺ However, she would say: when the nations rose and were created, particularly after the French revolution, there were new processes rising in Europe. My grandma read Black Athena in one day, she has a lot of free time, and she tells me extracts from it. She said that Martin Bernal explains how the new history was made. Something we were brought up with. But the Great Powers, as they called themselves, had decided to distinguish themselves from the others, and particularly from the Jewish. Anti-Semitism was rising in Europe, and Romanticism was discovering ancient Greece, with all its Classical values. They pointed out the roots of “democracy” and they were fascinated by the idea, to that extend that they urged upon themselves the necessity to liberate Greece, the ancient “cradle of their civilization”, from the non-European Ottoman Empire. Turkey was in War with Russia too, and it was losing dominion over its European provinces drastically, when the Great Powers assisted the population of Greece to rise against the Turkish rule. People like Byron had tried to "rise them from the tombs", and succeeded to a great extent. However, when Europe realized that the Greek culture had Semitic or Egyptian origins they simply excluded the possibility of some kind of connection, they put Greek in the Indo-European languages, but as a separate language, with no relation to any other languages in the family, they invented a few ages, like the Greek Dark Ages, hoping that no-one would dig deep enough to find out what they had done, and proclaimed the “4000 years of continuity” of Greek culture in Europe. However, the population of Greece was still not ready for such a burden. Their popular Greek was very much different from what the Classicists had studied in the European universities. How would they explain this discrepancy to the awakening nations? Anyway, there were those who introduced a “Pure Greek” (I am sure my grandma means Katharevousa) and mixed it with what the people in Greece spoke back in the 19th century (I guess she means Dimotiki), which were fused into what the Greek language sounds like today. Macedonia, on the other hand, was the root of the Indo-European race, but if the westerners acknowledged this connection, Slavic nationalism and dominance would have sprouted, which at that time posed as the greatest threat to the Aryanism of the western civilization. Instead, they decided it would be better to misinterpret some historical accounts, and say that the Slavic migrations took place in the 6th century, and that the Slavs came from behind the Carpathian Mountains (across the Hunic and Avaric land, mind you), excluding, or even destroying, all evidence of the continuous Macedonian ethnic and cultural presence throughout the ages.
archeological evidence to prove that there were no interruptions in cultural developments of Byzantium in the middle ages. Curta states that “the making of the Slavs was less a matter of ethnogenesis and more one of invention, imagining and labeling by Byzantine authors”.
The fabrication of history, which the Aryan model brought forth, had much worse consequences for Macedonia, and the Macedonians, than all the previous persecutors could have done. The Great Powers supported Greece, and later created Albania; the Russians took hold of Bulgaria, and Serbia, while Macedonia got caught up in the middle. It has taken two Balkan Wars, two World Wars, a Civil War, an ethnic conflict and an ongoing political sabotage on behalf of Macedonia, and the Macedonians, to set things right, and fix what was broken. Can we do that? We, the Macedonians, whose identity is denied in support of the Aryan model which was a breeding house for all the “–isms” that came to shape our lives, and destroyed many - we did not come from nowhere! To the contrary, we have always been here to keep the word alive about the ages long forgotten, but desired mostly at present, and thus give the world a vision at least of what we must not forget, if not what we have to remember. We are those of the word, and that is why they call us Sloveni, the Word-bearers, the Macedonians being the heart of it, ever since ancient times. In this book I am going to stick to the revised Ancient model presented in Black Athena, regarding the earliest settlers of the Balkans, which I will try to fit into a story that would convey the Macedonian cultural and spiritual experience in relation to some events presented in the Bible. Since the Macedonian experience is widely obstructed by the claims for “4000 years of Greek civilization”, I think it would be in everyone’s interest to mention that there are several issues uncovered with the Black Athena that regard the Greek language and the origins of the Greek Classical culture. The Aryan model puts Greece in the Indo-European family of languages, even though it is distinguished as unique, not belonging to any other family, and no explanation is given of this phenomenon. Besides the fact that there are Indo-European words in Greek, as for example “oinos” (vino, vinum, foine, wine), or “odos” (odi, eode, iddji, ide), there are many Semitic, more specifically Phoenician traces in the Greek language. To understand this fusion we need to take a look at what Martin Bernal says in Black Athena about the: Origins of the Pelasgians “The first revision I propose for the Ancient Model is to accept the idea that there were, during the 4th and 3rd millennia, invasions or infiltrations of Greece by Indo-European speakers from the north.” “For a modern proponent of the Revised Ancient Model, the best solution is to follow the mainstream of 19th-century historiography - scholars such as Grote and WilamowitzMoellendorf - and say that Pelasgian was a general name given to natives or aboriginals. I would claim, however, that it was predominantly applied to the indigenous Indo-European-speaking peoples colonized and to some extent culturally assimilated by the Egypto-Phoenician invasions.”15 The Origins of the Danaos 15
This coincides with the Vinca culture in the Danube region starching down to the Aegean coast. These IndoEuropeans were the proto-Slavic predecessors of the ancient Macedonians, the ancient Pelasgians… They were the Minoans who settled as far as Crete back in the 4th and 3rd millennia.
“The second revision I want to make is to put Danaos landing in Greece near the beginning of the Hyksos period, at around 1720 BC, not near its end – in or after 1575 – as set out in the ancient chronographies. Ever since late Antiquity, writers have seen links between the Egyptian Model of expansion of the hated Hyksos by the Egyptian 19th Dynasty, the biblical tradition of the exodus from Egypt after the Israelites sojourn there, and the Greek legends of the Arrival in Argos of Danaos.”16 “According to Greek tradition Danaos was either Egyptian of Syrian, but he definitely came from Egypt after or during his struggle with his twin, Aigyptos – whose origin is self-evident. This three-way association would seem plausible and has been reconciled, by some authorities, with the archeological evidence. However, recent developments in radiocarbon dating and dendrochonology make it impossible to place new settlements in Greece at the end of the Hyksos period. On the other hand, they and archeological evidence from Crete would fit in very well with a landing in the late 18th century, at the period’s beginning.” On the Greek language “It is generally agreed that the Greek language was formed during the 17th and 16th centuries BC. Its Indo-European structure and basis lexicon are combined with a non-Indo-European vocabulary of sophistication. I am convinced that much of the latter can be plausibly derived from Egyptian and West Semitic. This would fit very well with a long period of domination by Egypto-Semitic conquerors.” Other non-Indo-European invasions in Greece “In the mid-15th century the 18th Dynasty established a powerful empire in the Levant, and received tribute from the Aegean. Many 18th-dynasty objects have been found in that region. I believe that this was another high tide of Egyptian influence and that it was probably in this period that the cult of Dionysos – which was traditionally considered to be ‘late’ – was introduced to Greece. Specifically, I accept the ancient tradition that the Eleusinian mystery cult of Demeter was established in this period. At the beginning of the 14th century BC I believe there was another invasion of Greece: that of the Pelopids of Achaians from Anatolia, which introduced new styles of fortification and possibly chariot-racing; but this is not of direct concern to my project.” Dorian Invasions17
Danaos is a name that appeared in the Demotic text of the Rosetta stone, as attested in the research study made by Tentov and Boshevski. The Danaos arrived in Argos of Peloponnesus which was populated by earlier IndoEuropeans, who probably spoke proto-Slavic, it being the closest of the Indo-European languages to the Hellenic of Greece. So this is where the first fusion of Indo-European and non-Indo-European vocabulary happened. 17
The Dorian invasions, out of the many, had caused the most radical influence on the developments with the Greek language. The Homeric epics come from this period, and what was orally transmitted in this epoch must have had the influence of the Indo-European pre-Slavic language, as well as the Egyptian and West Semitic into what is to be known as Classical Greek.
“In the 12th century BC there was a more disruptive historical break. In Antiquity, what is now called the “Dorian Invasion” was much more frequently termed ‘The Return of the Heraklids’. The incomers undoubtedly came from the north-western fringes of Greece, which had been less affected by the Middle Eastern culture of the Mycenaean palaces which they destroyed. Their calling themselves ‘Heraklids’ is fascinating, as it was a claim not only to divined descent from Herakles but also to Egyptian and Phoenician ancestors of the royal families which had been replaced by the Pelopids18. There is no doubt that the descendants of these conquerors, the Dorian kings of Classical and Hellenistic times, believed themselves to be descendants from Egyptians and Phoenicians.“ “In Volume 2, I shall consider what I see to be the ‘Egyptianizing’ of Spartan society between 800 and 500 BC, and in Volume 3, I shall also discuss the introduction in the 6th century BC of Egyptian Orphic cults. I have written elsewhere about the Phoenician origin of the polis or citystate and of Marxist ‘Slave Society’ as a whole, in the 9th and 8th centuries. I also hope, at some time, to work on the transmission of Egyptian and Phoenician science, philosophy and theoretical politics by the Greek ‘founders’ of these subjects, most of whom studied in Egypt or Phoenicia. However, Black Athena is essentially concerned with the Egyptian and Semitic roles in the formation of Greece in the Middle and Late Bronze Ace.” Therefore, it is not a mistake to conclude that the words of Indo-European origin, say in the Homeric epics, as in the example bellow, derive from the earliest invasions of Greece from the 4th and 3rd millennia by Indo-European speakers, to be later fused with the Semitic language of the Danaos, and their Egyptian influence, then the language of the Achaians, who came from Anatolia, again a Phoenician influence into the Greek linguistic substratum, and finally the Dorian invasion which totally removed the earlier influences and introduced most of the Semitic words in Classical Greek, along with the culture of Egypt and Phoenicia, including science and political organization. Take a look at what Homer sounded like, as recorded in Classical times: “καὶ σύ, φίλος, µὴ δηθὰ δόµων ἄπο τῆλ᾽ ἀλάλησο, κτήµατά τε προλιπὼν ἄνδρας τ᾽ ἐν σοῖσι δόµοισιν”… “So do not thou, my friend, wander long far from home, leaving thy wealth behind thee and men in thy house… (so insolent, lest they divide and devour all thy wealth, and thou shalt have gone on a fruitless journey)”.19 In this case the term used for ‘home’ in Homer’s is δόµων (domon), where in modern Greek it is, οίκος (oikos) where house is σπίτι (spiti). In modern Macedonian there is the term “dom”, which means “home”, and “onde”, which is an adverb of place meaning “over there”, which together form “domonde”, exactly the way it was 18
The Pelopids were the children of the Pelops, who came with the invasion of the Achaians in Greece. “Upon seizing the thrones of Mycenae and Tiryns, Sthenelus also sent for Atreus and Thyestes, the sons of Pelops, and entrusted Midea to them.” According to some, the Dorian kings were those who destroyed the Mycenaean culture, introduced the Dark Ages and caused writing to cease in Greece for almost 400 years.
used in Homer’s works δόµονδε – pronounced [domonde] – meaning “homeward”. There is a short form used for this fusion today in modern Macedonian, and it is: domon. This corresponds to δόµων (domon)! ‘House’ on the other hand in Macedonian is ‘kukja’, however, the term δόµοισιν (domoisin), contains both root forms dom (home) and sin (son), to a pre-Homeric language this would be a compound known for the Home-and-sons, meaning he left it to his sons or as the English translation suggests, to the “men in the house”, in original (domoisin). In Modern Greek the term οίκος (oikos) means 'home/house', along with σπίτι (spiti). The term ∆όµα (doma), has also been preserved in modern Greek, related to a place of living, however, οίκος means 'home', and δόµα implies 'building'. The Indo-European words in Homer, that can be linked to the modern Macedonian, which is the closest Indo-European language in the region to the Greek linguistic substratum, both historically and geographically, considering the fact that the “supposed” Slavic migrations in the 6th century AD never actually took place, but were an invention of the Byzantine writers, since archeology points at that fact, then we may conclude that the people living in Homer’s times, north of the Olympus mountain, who were “as numerous as the leaves in the forest” and spoke the same language, must have been the predecessors of the ancient Macedonians, who were speaking a proto-Slavic language, “barbaric” to the sophisticated Hellenes, as confirmed with the Demotic of the Rosetta stone, and whose language has survived in the modern day Macedonian which became the basis for the Slavic literacy in the 9th century AD. The developments in the Greek language went further, so when the Independence took a swing in the 19th century, the Dimotiki, or the language spoken among the population of Greece, was so “vulgar” that the government introduced an artificial language known as Katharevousa, to approximate the Dimotiki of post-Turkish times with that of the ancient Greeks, in order to serve a political platform that was the basis for the European policies that shaped the continent in the previous century. The atrocities committed to instill this viewpoint as the only “truth”, are well known to everyone. The Greek language, as a national language was developed only recently, on the grounds of an earlier civilizational language, spoken by many ethnic groups as part of the cosmopolitan societies of the Byzantine, and earlier the Macedonian Empire. The Greek of post-Turkish times was not consistent with the Aryan model, and it needed certain adjustments. The artificial intervention of the Katharevousa made a significant contribution to what we call Modern Greek today, allowing for a majority of archaic forms to reenter the Greek language, however, with a slightly altered meaning and use. The politics of the age was such that it allowed certain elites to manipulate with whole nations, giving or taking identities to them, in order to suit their market economies. Thus, we must be careful when we analyze the Greek language in terms of its origins.
Homer’s Odyssey, Book 3 line 404-446:
I would once again outline the key points in the Ancient Model that derive from the etymology of the Modern Greek language: 1. Indo-European proto-Slavic language (4th and 3rd millennium BC), the language of the Pelasgians (that can be assigned to the Vinca culture, which on the other hand is closely related to the Cretan culture of the Minoan epoch); 2. The Egyptian language of the Danaos (near the beginning of the Hyksos period, at around 1720 BC)20 3. The Semitic language of the Achaean invaders is the next in this fusion of Greek (at the beginning of the 14th century BC), when the Mycenaean culture replaced the Minoan; 4. The Semitic language of the Dorians (in the 12th century BC), which caused the greatest disruption in the continuity of the Greek language, and replaced most of the Indo-European (preSlavic) vocabulary with the Semitic glossary from Phoenician or Egyptian origin, which produced the Doric, Ionic, and Attic dialects. 5. Koine Greek, or Alexandrian Dialect which was developed in Alexandria, after the conquest of the Macedonians (4th century BC), who created the new dialect by introducing influences from as many as 40 different languages spoken at the time, thus making it the "Esperanto" of the Mediterranean cultures, a civilization language suitable for the Macedonian Empire. 6. Byzantine Greek, developed by the Church on the basis of the Alexandrian dialect (which was used to record the first Biblical texts) that was spoken by the educated cosmopolitan population of Byzantium. This language was by no means considered as belonging to a single ethnic group until the Independence of the Greek state in the 19th century. 7. Dimotiki Greek, a variant of Byzantine Greek, with a lot of loan words from the Turkish and other non-Hellenic languages, which was spoken by the vast majority of the population in Greece, prior to the Independence, and which was considered to be "vulgar" by the purists who wanted the ancient heritage revived in the 19th century. 8. Katharevousa, which was an artificial form of Greek introduced in the 19th century to purify the vulgar Greek of the masses, which caused a state of diglossia in Greece, and was removed from official use in the 20th century, causing a lot of influence to what we know as modern Greek today, by introducing many archaic forms, and a style that would serve to synthesize purely Greek forms, thus avoiding foreign influence in general. However, my intention is not to discredit, and by no means to derogate the claims of the past that have created only chaos and confusion, but to make an upheaval of a possibility that emerges 20
Here we can also put Crete, which was the cradle of the Minoan Civilization, which spanned roughly from 2000 BCE to 1200 BCE. In addition to incredible frescoes, indoor plumbing (!), the Minoans also developed the first written system of Europe.
from within this seemingly unyielding cultural discrepancy. That possibility which could bridge a gap as wide as the one that divides Macedonia and Greece, a gap that has created such an insanity in the minds of many who have indulged into unraveling the mystery of their own identities, both as individuals and collectives. It is like two sides of a coin. It takes admitting the lies, accepting the Truth, being aware, forgivingâ€Ś "There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.â€? - Friedrich Nietzsche It takes a lot of courage, lot of love, and lot of patience to bring Truth to light. Since we live in a world of deception, where the stronger impose their "truths" upon the weaker, it is inevitable to have those who will bash around in the name of the Truth, when in fact all they do is spread their lies or claims as they call them, in order to keep others in the darkness, and maintain their mundane position - that they call "divine" (above those who were not that lucky to reach the heights of this worldly hypocritical scale of "values"), although they too are suffering from lack of light, and do not know the Truth themselves. To those I have but one thing to say, and it comes from the Bible: Psalms 119:105 God's Word is a lamp, a light that illuminates the darkness. If a person walks through the woods at night, he is well served to have a flashlight with him to shine it on the ground in front of him so that his feet do not trip over a snag in the path, or his shins do not encounter a boulder or fallen log. That is what light does: It illuminates or reveals. God's Word illuminates the path of our lives. If we keep God's Word shining along the way, then we will be far less likely to trip. We will not be easily deceived. Because we are following the light, we will see what the light reveals in the path ahead of us. It is only when we turn the light off (before we have actually arrived at our destination) that something could spring up in the dark and trip us. Therefore, if we keep the light of God's truth shining brightly ahead of us, then we have a greater chance of avoiding deception. In the Bible, Apostle John spells matters out as either light or darkness, love or hatred, all absolutes. Where love is absent, hatred rules in darkness. Where love prevails, there is light. Through the word "darkness," John is disclosing that, because of the sin or hatred, a lack of love for a brother, the relationship with God declines. Notice in verse 11 that the sin John mentions is against a brother, meaning a fellow church member. Hatred is not a trifling matter! Later, in I John 3:15, John says that one who HATES HIS brother (NEIGHBOR) is a murderer. What is the result? A relationship is broken, and communication with the brother ends. Paul reinforces what John teaches, writing in Hebrews 3:12-13, "Beware brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God; but exhort one another daily, while it is called 'Today,' lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin." He warns that sin has a deceptive quality. It promises so much even before it actually becomes an act of conduct, but it delivers far short of its promise. Its truly SNEAKY aspect is its powerful
tendency to lure us into further sin, enslaving us and hardening our minds against righteousness. In other words, it shares characteristics with drugs in that it is addictive or enslaving, destroying one's well-being. However, we are here, as Macedonians to remind our Greek neighbors of the light that shines through our word, which through the love of God, reveals the truth in this insane dispute that has consumed a lot of our time, and has caused damage to our modern living in general, (not) sharing a common agenda for the well-being of all people. While our Greek neighbors are denying our existence in general, while they are concealing all the atrocities they have done against us, let us be humble in our relation to them and remind them that: It was the Macedonians who preached the Gospel in the New Testament! Marco, Luke, Philip and even Mary Magdalene, who was Philip's sister, were ethnic Macedonians not Greeks! Marco was never a Greek name, neither was Luka, nor Philip! The man who appeared in St.Paul's dream was a Macedonian, and Lydia the first European to be Christened was also Macedonian! Why Macedonians! Why the children of Ma? Why were we the Word-bearers, to give the light to many who have derived from us in the past and maybe even wandered away from the flock! We have done it many times, why not now! Do not detest the Greeks, detest their ignorance! Love the people who have done you harm, after all that is what Christ teacher us! That is that way dear children of Ma! Follow it! After all, as St.Paul would say: If I speak in human and angelic tongues but do not have love, I am a resounding gong or a clashing cymbal. And if I have the gift of prophecy and comprehend all mysteries and all knowledge; if I have all faith so as to move mountains but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give away everything I own, and if I hand my body over so that I may boast but do not have love, I gain nothing. Love is patient, love is kind. It is not jealous, (love) is not pompous, it is not inflated, it is not rude, it does not seek its own interests, it is not quick-tempered, it does not brood over injury, it does not rejoice over wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails. If there are prophecies, they will be brought to nothing; if tongues, they will cease; if knowledge, it will be brought to nothing. For we know partially and we prophesy partially, but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. When I was a child, I used to talk as a child, think as a child, reason as a child; when I became a man, I put aside childish things.
At present we see indistinctly, as in a mirror, but then face to face. At present I know partially; then I shall know fully, as I am fully known. So faith, hope, love remain, these three; but the greatest of these is love. Love thy neighbors as you love thyself.
* * * Within these frames, I will set you on a journey that might inspire many to look deeper into what we might have already accepted as self-evident truth, and ask the same questions over and again: Who are we? Why are we here? We may even discover something new about ourselves, and definitely much more about the others. Never say Never! This book is dedicated to all of those who have set on a Quest to find the Truth above all.
Makeda, Queen of Sheba Legends of the Queen of Sheba are common throughout Arabia, Persia, Ethiopia and Israel. In Arabian tradition, Balkis21 ruled with the heart of a woman but the head and hands of a man. Islamic stories portray Solomon as marrying the Queen. In contrast to the Bible, they portray her abandoning her gods and converting to the God of the Israelites. Sheba was known to be beautiful, intelligent, understanding, resourceful, and adventurous. A gracious queen, she had a melodious voice and was an eloquent speaker. Excelling in public relations and international diplomacy, she was also a competent ruler. The historian Josephus said of her: "she was inquisitive into philosophy and on that and on other accounts also was to be admired." Power and riches could not satisfy Sheba's soul, for she possessed an ardent hunger for Truth and Wisdom. Before her visit to Solomon, she says to her people: "I desire wisdom and my heart seeketh to find understanding. I am smitten with the love of wisdom.... for wisdom is far better than treasure of gold and silver... It is sweeter than honey, and it maketh one to rejoice more than wine, and it illumineth more than the sun.... It is a source of joy for the heart, and a bright and shining light for the eyes, and a giver of speed to the feet,
The Muslim name of the Queen of Sheba, who visited Solomon.
and a shield for the breast, and a helmet for the head... It makes the ears to hear and hearts to understand." "...And as for a kingdom, it cannot stand without wisdom, and riches cannot be preserved without wisdom.... He who heapeth up gold and silver doeth so to no profit without wisdom, but he who heapeth up wisdom - no man can filch it from his heart... I will follow the footprints of wisdom and she shall protect me forever. I will seek asylum with her, and she shall be unto me power and strength." "Let us seek her, and we shall find her; let us love her, and she will not withdraw herself from us, let us pursue her, and we shall overtake her; let us ask, and we shall receive; and let us turn our hearts to her so that we may never forget her."
SUBJECT INDEX GRANDMA’S SECRET BOOK THE OLD TESTAMENT (THE PENTATEUCH) GENESIS: -
The Creation: The Mayan (and the Macedonian) Calendar, The Enuma-Elish The Giants: the Nephilims The Flood: The Arc of the Covenant Adam of Macedonia Magna Mater in Macedonia: the Vinca culture The Pelasgians: the Aborigines of Europe Magna Mater in Troy: Slavic Elements in Homer The Essene Gospel of Peace: the Message of Love
Ma’at and Isfet: Order and Chaos The Rise of the God of Thunder The Rise of the Tribes (Paeonian, Macedonian, Thracian, Epiran) The Rise of Nations: House of Macedon
The Dionysius Creed The Poet’s Lore: Orphic Mysteries The Philosophy of the Age: Aristotle The Great Tsar Alexander of Macedon – The Liberator
The Vinca Script: Rock Art in Macedonia The Demotic Script The Ruenica, Glagolitic, and Cyrillic Scripts
The Hidden Temple The Secret Book The Holy Quest The Sun on Cross The Blessed Macedon
THE CHRONICLES: -
The Oracle of Dodona The Golden Age of Macedon The Decline of the Sun: the Wars The Roman Eagle and the Aetolian League The Persecution The Egyptian Pharaohs of Macedon Menetho and the Heroic lineage of Ptolemy Caesar and the Macedonian Queen The Qumran Scrolls and the New Creed: The War Rule The Prophecies: Armageddon
THE NEW TESTAMENT -
Mary Magdalene and the Apostles St.Paul and Lydia of Macedon The Resurrection of the Empire: Tsar Constantine the Great Tsar Justinian and the Codex The Raids and the Making of the Slavs The Bulgars and the Slavic literacy Slavic Byzantium: the Macedonian Dynasty The Crusaders: The Quest for Gold The Dark Ages of Macedon: the Ottoman Empire The Enlightenment: the Rise of Nations The Aryans: Hellenism - Fact or Fiction The Partition of Macedon The Sacred Feminine: Mother of God Macedonia and the Celestine Prophesy
THE REVELATION -
The Seven Churches of the Apocalypse A Vision of Heaven Opening of the Seals Trumpet Peals The Church Triumphant Visions of Judgment: Ar-Makedon Visions of Glory
An extract from the book The House of Macedon A Living Bible of the Light