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The Dravidians Pre-Aryan Indus Civilization.
From my book: Rastafari and its Shamanist Origins: Revised Edition: SHAMANIC ESOTERIC CULTURE AS A GLOBAL CULTURAL VALUE SYSTEM AND ITS ANTITHESIS: APOSTOLIC CULTURE an Anthropological Socio-Political, Geo-Political, Historical, Etymological, Geographical, Cultural Biblical Study. ©: Copyrights Wade Alexander Bailey, warning copyrighted material all rights reserved.
Copyrights R.M.N.D. 2008.
This map shows the close proximity of India, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and China to the Indus River.
I will like to examine here the language called Sanskrit the Indo-Iranian language also called an Indo-European language.
This correlates to statements made in this work about a priestly class of Brahmin co-
opting the Dravidian teachings and creating their own peculiar brand of paganism.
The Brahmin are called Aryans, Aryans are a Caucasoid people, Europeans.
Here is more proof of the Hindu Kush valley being a place where Baalism came to India from the Middle East via Pakistan and Afghanistan. The Indus is a river in South Asia. It has a 3000 km stream area the following names of countries and mountains that follow are ll, or are either in its direct path or the Indus circumnavigates or flows from either of them.
These are the following names of mountains, countries, and even bodies of water they are as follows, Himalayas, West Tibet, Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan, Karachi, The Arabic Sea, Sutlej, Sukkor, Karakoram, and Hindukush.
In order to understand the living conditions of early man, their lifestyle and belief systems must be studied.
A river in anciency was a source of wealth to those who were fortunate enough to be living in its immediate vicinity.
Take for instance Egyptian high culture and the Nubian high culture.
The development of high culture in the ancient world always occurred around the areas that were fertile this means that a vast river network would have been the contributing factor to the sustained development of high culture. Therefore given the evidence on our map we have conclusive proof of such a claim take note of the places on your map that the Indus river surrounds China, Tibet, India, Iran, Iraq, etc. all these countries in the ancient world were
known to have developed a very high culture and what is called a civilized way of living meaning they were exposed to education, they had an existing government some were ruled by kings others were ruled by a priestly class all these developments were made sustainable by direct access to water.
Water and the irrigation of canals and viaducts for the betterment of crops and sustenance of cattle and other livestock made it possible for the continued preservation and development of their culture and the preservation of their various monarchies.
We have today at our disposal maps that show that the river the Indus connects to all the countries indicated above this connection made it possible for men to travel by seafaring vessels, from one continent to the other today we do this by plane because of the advanced technology available.
Sometimes people traveled to other countries for purposes of war as in the case of the Dravidians being conquered by their lighter-skinned Aryan traducers.
In other periods people traveled for purposes of trade or for educational purposes or simply to escape religious or political tyranny, it is within this inter-cultural travel that ideas and schools of thought were exchanged adapted, and abandoned by one group of people or from one culture to the next.
The fertility of the countries in the regions on the map previously mentioned, was a result, of their close proximity, to the Hindu Kush River. Now has it dawned on you the reader why this work can set forth empirically the assertion, that all these countries got their religious practices from the ancient Phoenicians and Babylonians which countries are today Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, and Afghanistan.
True scholarship, has the ability to bear up its claims outside of the narrow scope of its core literature, my core literature being in this case the bible. I have ventured far outside the bible and yet my claims are borne up, by scripture not the other way around. My work cannot bear up scripture the bible is the direct words and laws of God my claim to this work is rooted in a biblical background, not in secularism.
The readers who are well-read and are familiar with the works of Joseph Ben Jochannan and Cheik Anta Diop will be able to comprehend the factual evidence presented herein.
The mission of this work, as was stated previously, is to introduce Jesus in a different light and at the same time, destroy falsehoods and fables, surrounding him and his ministry.
The Karakoram Mountain, is a glacial tributary of the Indus Kush River, as can be seen the Indus Kush, encompasses vast regions in Asia it is from these regions that the cult practices of Baalism found their way into India and from India, they were spread by the emissary of paganism Gautama Buddha.
Afghanistan along with Pakistan, Iran, and Iraq all belonged at one time either to the Babylonian kings or to the Phoenician kings. In scripture, Jezebel was described, as a Phoenician queen, the goddess of the Phoenicians was Diana/Ashtoreth.
The Khyber pass is above on the map, written in white.
Dravidian dark-skinned inhabitants of India, the languages that certain Dravidians speak, include Tamil, Telugu, and Kanarees. The script on the right of this page is Sanskrit, the most ancient form of writing known to these people . These people are some of the earliest inhabitants, of India, they are a matrilineal people, meaning inheritance is ascertained according to the line of the mother not unlike that practiced by many Africans throughout the continent.
Many of their deities are also of the female sex, it was these people who brought the tantric practices now famous in India, to India. The Chakra, The Wheel of Righteousness: in the Indian flag. The wheel of Ashoka) is a depiction of the Dharmachakra, (see Dharma Chakra), the Wheel of Dharma (Sanskrit: Chakra means wheel). The wheel has 24 spokes, which represent the 12 Laws of Dependent Origination and the 12 Laws of Dependent Termination. What is referred to as Hinduism came from them; they are distinct from the Indo-Aryan people, who now predominate in India. The painting above speaks volumes, it portrays Rama, (the blue color of Rama signifies he is an Avatar of Vishnu), Sita, Laksmana, and a demon Suruphnaka with her nose severed; here the demon looks like a Dalit. The Brahmin produced this painting, and the subjugation of all of the darker-skinned Indians began to be, institutionalized, within Hinduism. Through these types of portrayals the untouchables, almost exclusively look like the devil in the painting above.
Above are photos of people of the Cham civilization in Vietnam. The Cham exists today in Vietnam.
A pre-modern Buddha statue in Vietnam, note its ‘negroid’, characteristics.
Above the head of another pre-modern Buddha in the same area.
The photos above are of early Buddhas in India, Nepal, and China. Some historians and archaeologists have found a pronounced Dravidian or Cham/Kham (The Cham are the indigenous inhabitants of Vietnam), presence in all of the earliest civilizations of the countries mentioned above. Their findings lend credence to the claims made in this book that the earliest religions of man all have a single origin.
Descendants of the black-skinned Dravidians in modern India, are as black as any African and darker than most descendants of Africans in the Diaspora. The photos to the left are of some young Dalit women in Orissa India.
It is from these countries in ancient history from whence the Dravidians emerged bringing with them their cultic practices.
The Aryans co-opted their religious practices after having conquered and subjugated them the Aryans developed Brahmanism out of this school of thought came Buddhism and later Hinduism.
Above a map of modern India showing Orissa the area densely populated by the Bondo people, a people who according to their own oral history came to India from Africa.
Above a Bondo woman in Orissa province.
The Dravidian descendants in India speak a number of languages like Tamil, Telugu, Kannadigas, and a few not mentioned here. The revolutionary Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka are direct descendants of Dravidians. Bondo women, from the Orissa province in India, with their characteristically dark skin and broad noses.
The Indo-Aryans are all of the Brahmin (merchant class their religious language is still officially Sanskrit.
Afghanistan, Pakistan, China, and India are clearly identifiable on the above-shown map.
Also, the Hindu Kush glacial tributary of the Indus River can be seen.
As I indicated earlier, in the region of Nepal Buddhism spread, through the efforts of Siddhartha Gautama (c.a. 560-480 b.c.e.). The earliest depictions of Buddha strongly resemble the Dravidian and Bondo people, again pointing to a non-Aryan people, as the original inhabitants of the Indian sub-continent.
Dalits in Nepal.
Above an early Thai Buddha from around 800 b.c., with the characteristic broad nose and thick lips, usually associated with the people shown above. The evidence points to a dark-skinned people having been the indigenous inhabitants of the eastern nations including China.
How Rastafari Is Not Christian.
H.I.M. Haile Sellassie I, on his battle charger .
I will like to introduce here some excerpts from the book written by Karl Philpot‘s Naphtali in his book ,The Testimony of His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie Defender of the Faith.
Karl Philpot‘s is a Rastafari who adheres to the doctrines taught by Vernon Carrington better -known as Prophet Gad.
On page 109 we read that Vernon Carrington prophet of the Twelve Tribes of Israel, stated according to Philpot‘s Naphtali that there is no name whereby mankind can be saved but by the name Jesus .
In his book Philpot‘s acknowledges Jesus as the savior of mankind through the process of atonement, brought to fruition through the death burial and resurrection of Jesus.
Philpot‘s throughout his book openly stated that Haile Sellassie was only an anointed man, as per the Solomonic order that he inherited through his ancestral lineage to the Davidic throne he also mentioned the Davidic Covenant, and stated that Christians should teach the Davidic Covenant and the gospel of The Kingdom.
From the words of Karl Philpot‘s I realize that he is very much in line with Apostolic teaching for it is in the Apostolic or fivefold ministry wherein it is taught that the Kingdom of Heaven is on earth now the Davidic Covenant is also taught within Apostolic doctrine.
Thusly we can see from the writings of one Karl Philpot‘s Naphtali a declared Rastafari that he is a believer in the divinity of Jesus or Yeshua Ha Masshiach and he acknowledges him as the one who will return in a second advent to rid the world of all corruption and injustice.
I highly recommend his book to all interested in the Rastafari organization the Twelve Tribes of Israel they are in fact the only Rastafari who can clearly and concisely lay down their beliefs in a biblically accurate manner.
His book was endorsed by long time Rastafari stalwart Mortimer Plano (now deceased).
The Twelve Tribes clearly propagate and spread a doctrine of the messiah ship of Jesus and they actively proselytize in line with that thought. It is my opinion, that Christian teachers preachers of the gospel of the kingdom, should be active in the advancement of the gospel, in a more proactive way in reaching out to organizations like the twelve tribes of Israel and forming some sort of consensus or at the very least an exchange of information. This type of informational exchange or discourse will serve to block the teachings of extremist organizations within all denominations of Rastafari and Christianity. These extremist teachers are only negative and
divisive elements in the region and are increasingly appealing to Christian youth in the region; this development should be alarming to most so-called leaders in the churches regionally as it points to their seeming inability to appeal to the young men in their congregation. The only Christians in the West who truly reflect the fullness of the gospel are those that live out the principles given to the apostles they wield the scepter of kingship, and the globe signifying universal conquest or rightful ruler ship .
The mandate of the sevenfold ministry is to take back dominion in the earth.
Through the preaching of the gospel of Jesus, the Messiah unto salvation and then the end of all things will come.
An Ethiopian Orthodox Church, in Lalibela with Ethiopian artistic renderings of biblical scenes. The scene of Saint George slaying the dragon was plagiarized by Neville Garrick, the Tuff Gong art director as cover art for the confrontation album by Bob Marley and the Wailers; again, we have an example of Marley openly identifying with Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity.
Lalibela is internationally known for its rock-hewn churches, which are also called the eighth wonder of the world.
Hewn out of the rock on which they stand, these towering edifices are architectural marvels local legend has it that angels built them. The Ethiopian Orthodox Church has been accepted by certain Rastafari who have been baptized in it, as members of said organization. Whether such persons see themselves as Rastafari or Christian is as yet unclear, as they do not articulate their position sufficiently.
Let me state here for everyone‘s benefit that not all people with dreadlocks are Rastafari and not all Rastafari wear dreadlocks.
Rastafari is a spiritual doctrine first and foremost that holds Haile Sellassie was a god in flesh, many in Rastafari do not smoke Cannabis Sativa.
Some are strict legalist‘s who adhere to biblical precepts in light of all that their error is in their deification of man,(I must state here that the twelve tribes of Israel believe that Haile Sellassie is not messiah, they teach that Jesus Christ/Yeshua Ha Mashiach is messiah).
Bob Marley himself was a Twelve Tribes member, the album art for the Confrontation album by Bob Marley and the Wailers was taken from the Christian‖ allegory painted on the Ethiopian Orthodox Coptic Church shown above of Saint George killing Satan represented as a dragon,(shown at far left of the photo of the church next to angel with sword).
The fact that Ethiopian culture has been literally shaped by Christian Judaeo culture is unassailable , the overwhelming historical, archaeological and cultural evidence all point to a pronounced Christian-Judaeo culture as the dominant culture in Ethiopia.
The attempt by some in the Caribbean to divorce Haile Sellassie from said culture is an exercise in futility.
The honest search of many in Rastafari have led to error‘s in their doctrine yet many remain faithful and are sincere in their beliefs given time and a solid explanation of true Christianity it is my belief that many will understand and leave the Cannabis out of their practice and deal with the pure practice of God ordained priesthood.
True Rastafari are lovers of purity and they love to show heart love. This love is the agape love loving people even when they hate you.
Sadly many people seek to malign and discredit Rastafari I have not done so in this work. I have shown from research gathered that the roots of Rastafari are Shamanistic meaning esoteric this in direct contrast to the God ordained priesthood many will attempt to dispute the claims as set forth herein an honest study of my evidence will soon satisfy the honest seeker.
The origins of Rastafari are not to be found in Judaism or in Christianity.
Many Rastafari were formerly Christians including the wife of Bob Marley Rita Marley a good book to read on the subject is the book written by Hettie Jones as narrated by Rita Marley.
The story is always the same no one was teaching black people to love themselves but
Rastafari. In most churches in the Caribbean, many do not know that Jesus spoke a language called Aramaic, which is similar in tone and makeup to Amharic the language of Ethiopia. The Rastafari know this fact that is why they will always win the youth, they make youth aware of their heritage and they teach them to love themselves.
This is one of the reasons Rita Marley, was attracted to Rastafari, she states in her autobiography that her peers called her Blackie Tootus meaning black and shiny with very white teeth.
This form of self-degradation is evinced throughout the Caribbean, and wherever Black people live self-hatred is a deep-seated cancer in many in our communities.
The Rastafari have attempted to challenge the status quo. They have erred in their creation of another slavery, the introduction of Cannabis use into our Caribbean culture. Though the intention of some might be good, the general corruption and filth associated with the traffic in Cannabis regionally can never be a good thing for our youth. I will never promote the use of Cannabis in any form, other than as a purely industrial product or in certain rare instances the preparation of Cannabis Sativa as a tea drink has been proven to cure migraine headaches, glaucoma and other diseases. Where in former times drugs as prescribed by physicians were few and far between, it might have served to alleviate the ills of some. In light of the previously stated, I must clarify my position I know personally that Cannabis can heal migraines and a variety of ailments does this entail abuse? no medicinal application is one thing, while the smoking of a plant for religious or social purposes are vastly differing reasons even in their application.
Countless other products have been, and can be developed for the use of man from the Cannabis plant. Criminal interests and governmental authorities have seized upon Cannabis as a means of power manipulation in the region.
Government have criminalized the Cannabis plant; the criminalization of the plant has only aided the corrupt government lackeys worldwide, in lining their pockets from the graft money, that criminal elements must pay them in order to be able to successfully run their enterprise.
Should the Cannabis plant be used as a taxable industrial product, in the manufacture of rope, and other non-edible, or non-smokable products, the criminals who run the trade will in this way be dealt a blow where it hurts namely their pocketbooks.
Governments previously eschewed and condemned Rastafari as a criminal element; they now promote Bob Marley as a national Jamaican hero for commercial gain.
In his life, he was an outcast and was branded as a potential national and regional security threat, in death the authorities have benefited from his potential, as a huge tourist attraction the paradox in the matter is food for thought.
I am a lover of Black History I know that it cannot save my soul it is a tool of empowerment, and it can free one from the disease of the inferiority complex cast upon Africans in the Diaspora by Europeans. Ultimately only Jesus the Messiah can truly save our lives.
A very important issue that has never been dealt with by most Christian Theologians is the so-called curse on Ham; it is because of the fallacious policy of some white theologians to depict the black man as a descendant of a so-called cursed son of Noah, that many are confused.
It says in scripture cursed be Canaan not Ham, Ham was the father of Canaan, Ham was not cursed his son Canaan was cursed.
The curse came to fruition when Canaan was seized by the Hebrews under the leadership of Joshua.
Caribbean people are largely descended from Africans who are descended from Cush son of Ham.
The location of Canaan is Palestine not Africa, from this geographical evidence we can conclude that for African people the curse of Ham does not apply.
In light of the above, I will like to expose the biblical historical facts, why Ethiopians are people who have in their history a written account of every Old Testament biblical act, from the creation to the Davidic and the Solomonic dynasties.
I will use the bible to bear up my points I will also use history and evidence from secular sources to prove the points.
The first man Adam was an African man that is my first point.
A Midianite priest a black man gave Moses the order for governance of the tribes of Israel. African people travelled with the ancient Hebrews.
These are my two points that I will prove historically, biblically and linguistically.
In Genesis, it is stated that he (Adam) was created from dirt the name Adam means red or ruddy.
Firstly, the man Adam was in fact not a red colored man the word red in effect speaks of the color of the inner core of the dirt or earth.
The location of the Garden of Eden was given as being on the African continent closer to present day Egypt than Ethiopia.
The dirt in that region of earth is a brown reddish color not unlike the color of the Ethiopians.
These biblical facts proven by history and geography destroy the racist lies and myth‘s created by European academicians and others to perpetuate their superiority over others.
Secondly, in Exodus 18:1 we read that Jethro was Moses‘ father in law.
Jethro was also a Midianite, Midianites were men descended from Abraham who took Keturah as a concubine after the death of Sarah, and the word Sarah (means queen his wife. Keturah bore Abraham six sons one of which was Midian father of the Midianites, of whom Jethro was descended. This means that Jethro was a black man, an African Genesis 5:1 ―Abraham again took a wife, and her name was Keturah, and she bore him Zimran, Jokshan, Median, Ishbak and Shua.
Midian was the fourth son the father of the Midianites here in chapter 25 of Genesis we have biblical proof that support my claims made in my second point.
Now it is stated that Jethro who was a Midian was the father of Zipporah the wife of Moses. If one is familiar with the bible we will know that Moses sister had a problem with his choice of a wife because she was an Ethiopian, Ethiopian denotes skin color in this instance and not nationality.
Verse six of genesis 25 illustrates what became of the sons of Keturah Abraham gave them gifts and sent them away from Isaac.
In verse 14 of Exodus 18 we see Jethro questioned Moses on his pattern of governance of the people of Israel.
In verse 19-24 it is shown that Moses was given the first God ordained tribunal of 12 judges by a black man who was a priest unto YHVH the god of all mankind.
YHVH was already dealing with Jethro he chose the Hebrew people to bring forth a redeemer out of their midst Jesus/ Yeshua God also chose black men to guide the Hebrews in many important decisions that they themselves were not aware of.
In verse 12 of the same chapter (18) we read ―And Jethro Moses father in law took a burnt offering and sacrifices for God; and Aaron came and all the elders of Israel to eat bread with Moses father in law before God.
How could a Midianite know about burnt offerings seeing that he was never amongst the Hebrews yet here in verse twelve it states that Jethro took a burnt offering unto God in the presence of the children of Israel?
The act of eating after a sacrifice is an act of covenant the covenant that Jethro cut with the children of Israel would stand forever.
That is the first recorded sacrifice ever carried out since the time of Abraham and Noah; this sacrifice was conducted by an African priest from the land of Midian that is a revelation to break the chain of inferiority and ignorance created by white academicians.
There are many more evidences in scripture of the African people being in covenant with YHVH independently of any Hebrew influence whatsoever I will in this work reveal only a few .
What has been uttered here is not racism this is the operation of the full body ministry Iam exercising my right to banish Satanic strongholds and dominions on the earth from the minds of peoples of all colors.
I will now show from the bible where the children of Israel traveled with Africans.
In numbers 10 we read that Moses asked Hobab the son of Jethro to travel with them.
Hobab was an elder a leader of his people in verse 31 we read that Moses told Hobab they could scout for the Israelites.
In verse 32 it states that whatever goodness comes upon Israel will also come upon the Midianites thisis calledcovenant.
In numbers there is two accounts of African people in covenant with the Jews, the Midianites were related to the Hebrews through their father Abraham.
There are many more examples of Israel making covenants with Africans.
This is the reason today the descendants of African people namely Ethiopians have a written account of their history and the history of the house of Israel; they were there when Moses asked Hobab to travel and scout for the Hebrew people. The Midianites were a nomadic people who are the predecessors of the modern Ethiopians and Nubian peoples.
No other ethnic group of people on earth have a written documented account of the history of the Jewish people outside of Israel but the Ethiopian people. The fact that Ethiopians like Haile Selassie, can claim lineage from King Solomon, should not come as a surprise since the Ethiopians did freely cohabitate with The Hebrews. The Ethiopic account of the visit of the queen of Sheba is contained in their Kebra Nagast, an account written in Geez the religious writing of this account tells of the sexual relation between Solomon and the queen of Sheba that birthed Menyelek or Byna Lekhem the son of Solomon and Sheba founder of the Solomonic kingdom, whom Haile Selassie claims lineage from, through the loins of his grandfather Menellek the second.
The claim of Haile Selassie being descended from Judahite kings in no way qualifies him as a modern day messiah; these facts were already given in the beginning of this work and will not be rehashed here.
This Post Will be continued.