The Ancient Grotto of the Seven Sleepers !!!

The Ancient Grotto of the Seven Sleepers

The short story Rip Van Winkle , written in 1819 by an American writer, Washington Irving, is about a man who woke up after a sleep of more than two decades. Although such a work of fiction is a relatively modern piece of writing, tales of people who fall asleep for an extraordinarily long period of time before waking up is a common motif in various cultures. One such story is the Grotto of the Seven Sleepers. Unlike the story of Rip Van Winkle, however, this story has a strong religious aspect attached to it.

The ancient Grotto of the Seven Sleepers is located in Ephesus, in modern day Turkey. According to the Christian version of the story, the Roman emperor Decius (A.D. 249 – 251) once came to Ephesus to enforce his law against Christians. He found seven Christian youths, tried them, and gave them some time to consider their position before leaving the city. When news of Decius’ return reached Ephesus, the youths, refusing to give up their faith, decided to give their property to the poor, and then went into a cave on Mount Anchilos to pray and prepare for their deaths. The youths fell asleep, and when the Roman soldiers found them in the cave, they were ordered by the emperor to seal the cave with large stones, thus trapping the youths in the cave.

The ancient site of the Grotto of Seven Sleepers in Ephesus

The ancient site of the Grotto of Seven Sleepers in Ephesus, Turkey 

About 180 years later, a wealthy landowner by the name of Adolios decided to open the cave to use it as a cattle stall. When the youths woke up, they were hungry, and decided to send of them, Diomedes, so the story goes, into the city to buy some bread. Diomedes was astonished to see churches in the city, as he thought that he had only been asleep for a day. When Diomedes tried to pay for bread using old coins from the reign of Decius, the bishop was summoned. The bishop then went with Diomedes to the cave, and was told their story. The sleepers then died praising God, and were declared saints.

A Russian icon featuring the Seven Sleepers

A Russian icon featuring the Seven Sleepers Photo source: Wikimedia.

There is a parallel story in the Qur’an. The Islamic version, however, is much less detailed than the Christian one. For instance, the Islamic version of the story does not mention the number of sleepers, or the period they were living in. This version does mention that the sleepers slept for 300 solar years, or 309 lunar years, and that dog guarded the grotto.

A similar story of the cave of sleepers is told in the Qur’an

A similar story of the cave of sleepers is told in the Qur’an. ( Bensozia)

Regardless of the authenticity of the story, it probably served one purpose or another. It seems that during the period in which the sleepers awoke, there were a group of heretics denying the resurrection of the body. The seven sleepers were thus taken as proof of the resurrection of the body. Whether the seven sleepers did actually exist is another question altogether.

The occurrence of this so-called miracle meant that the cave was turned into a pilgrimage site. A church was later built on the cave, as evidenced by excavations carried out in the late 1920s. The transformation of the cave into a pilgrimage site would almost certainly have been a source of valuable income for the local church. As for the Islamic version of the story, it should be placed within the context of the Qur’an. The story of the Seven Sleepers was told in order to answer a question posed to the Prophet Muhammad by the Jews of Medina via the people of Mecca in order to test his authenticity. The vagueness of the story is supposed to emphasise that such details are known only to God and are not important to man. Instead, it is the lessons that can be learnt from it that is of greater importance.

The Seven Sleepers of Ephesus Discovered by Alexander the Great

“The Seven Sleepers of Ephesus Discovered by Alexander the Great”, Folio from a Falnama (Book of Omens) Rogers Fund, 1935. ( Wikipedia)

Archaeologist and historian John Bedell, suggests that the story could be understood as an echo of shamanistic beliefs. “What shamans in many cultures did was to fall into a sort of sleep, or trance, in which their souls left their bodies and explored other planes of existence,” Bedell writes on his blog site . “The lore of shamanism is full of shamans whose power was so great that they could do this for years; even more common are stories of shamans who did this on their first magical journeys, falling into comas of fabulous length before wakening to tell of marvellous things.”

The Ancient Grotto of the Seven Sleepers (Read the article on one page) The short story Rip Van Winkle , written in 1819 by an American writer, Washington Irving, is about a man who woke up after a sleep of more than two decades. Although such a work of fiction is a relatively modern piece of writing, tales of people who fall asleep for an extraordinarily long period of time before waking up is a common motif in various cultures. One such story is the Grotto of the Seven Sleepers. Unlike the story of Rip Van Winkle, however, this story has a strong religious aspect attached to it.

The ancient Grotto of the Seven Sleepers is located in Ephesus, in modern day Turkey. According to the Christian version of the story, the Roman emperor Decius (A.D. 249 – 251) once came to Ephesus to enforce his law against Christians. He found seven Christian youths, tried them, and gave them some time to consider their position before leaving the city. When news of Decius’ return reached Ephesus, the youths, refusing to give up their faith, decided to give their property to the poor, and then went into a cave on Mount Anchilos to pray and prepare for their deaths. The youths fell asleep, and when the Roman soldiers found them in the cave, they were ordered by the emperor to seal the cave with large stones, thus trapping the youths in the cave. The ancient site of the Grotto of Seven Sleepers in Ephesus, Turkey ( TripAdvisor) About 180 years later, a wealthy landowner by the name of Adolios decided to open the cave to use it as a cattle stall. When the youths woke up, they were hungry, and decided to send of them, Diomedes, so the story goes, into the city to buy some bread. Diomedes was astonished to see churches in the city, as he thought that he had only been asleep for a day. When Diomedes tried to pay for bread using old coins from the reign of Decius, the bishop was summoned. The bishop then went with Diomedes to the cave, and was told their story. The sleepers then died praising God, and were declared saints. A Russian icon featuring the Seven Sleepers . Photo source: Wikimedia. There is a parallel story in the Qur’an. The Islamic version, however, is much less detailed than the Christian one. For instance, the Islamic version of the story does not mention the number of sleepers, or the period they were living in. This version does mention that the sleepers slept for 300 solar years, or 309 lunar years, and that dog guarded the grotto. A similar story of the cave of sleepers is told in the Qur’an. ( Bensozia) Regardless of the authenticity of the story, it probably served one purpose or another. It seems that during the period in which the sleepers awoke, there were a group of heretics denying the resurrection of the body. The seven sleepers were thus taken as proof of the resurrection of the body. Whether the seven sleepers did actually exist is another question altogether. The occurrence of this so-called miracle meant that the cave was turned into a pilgrimage site. A church was later built on the cave, as evidenced by excavations carried out in the late 1920s. The transformation of the cave into a pilgrimage site would almost certainly have been a source of valuable income for the local church. As for the Islamic version of the story, it should be placed within the context of the Qur’an. The story of the Seven Sleepers was told in order to answer a question posed to the Prophet Muhammad by the Jews of Medina via the people of Mecca in order to test his authenticity. The vagueness of the story is supposed to emphasise that such details are known only to God and are not important to man. Instead, it is the lessons that can be learnt from it that is of greater importance. “The Seven Sleepers of Ephesus Discovered by Alexander the Great”, Folio from a Falnama (Book of Omens) Rogers Fund, 1935. ( Wikipedia) Archaeologist and historian John Bedell, suggests that the story could be understood as an echo of shamanistic beliefs. “What shamans in many cultures did was to fall into a sort of sleep, or trance, in which their souls left their bodies and explored other planes of existence,” Bedell writes on his blog site . “The lore of shamanism is full of shamans whose power was so great that they could do this for years; even more common are stories of shamans who did this on their first magical journeys, falling into comas of fabulous length before wakening to tell of marvellous things.”

WORLD’S BIGGEST HACKING GROUP CLAIMS NASA IS ABOUT TO ANNOUNCE ALIEN LIFE !!!

The hacker group Anonymous are claiming that NASA is going to announce they’ve discovered extraterrestrial life in a newly released video. According to video statement, during the last meeting of the US Science, Space and Technology committee a NASA spokesperson, Professor Thomas Zurbuchen, stated: Our civilization is on the verge of discovering evidence of alien life in the cosmos. Taking into account all of the different activities and missions that are searching for alien life, we are on the verge of making one of the most profound, unprecedented discoveries in history. The hacker group Anonymous added: The evidence sure seems to imply that something is going on in the skies above. It would cost a lot for spaceships and a continuous flow of taxes and black budget dollars could imply a rational that there is more than meets the eye and or that of public knowledge. The staggering evidence supporting extraterrestrial life is increasing day by day. Just last week, NASA discovered 219 new Earth-like planets. 10 of them reportedly are located in the ‘Goldilocks zone’, the part of a solar system which is supporting live. This takes the total number of Earth-like planets discovered by the Keplar space telescope 50.

Did the Anunnaki create mankind over 400 thousand years ago?

Nearly all ancient texts seem to concur that otherworldly ‘beings’ created mankind. No matter what religion, culture or ancient writings we look at, all of them have one thing in common; Life on Earth was created, it did not start by itself, but ‘intervention’ from above was necessary. So that takes us to the question… who or what created us? Can we find the answer if we study the ancient Anunnaki?

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In nearly all ancient writings we find that ‘Gods’ created mankind. But have we ever asked ourselves who were these gods? Is life on Earth the result of intelligence far greater than we are able to understand? Can life be explained scientifically? Or is life –no only on Earth, but elsewhere in the universe potenitally— the result of a higher intelligence that we call ‘God.’

Ancient texts seem to tell us exactly how mankind came into existence.

For example, the sacred book of the ancient Maya tells us a fascinating creation ‘myth.’

The Popol Vuh states that ‘beings’ created mankind. These beings are referred to as “the Creator, the Former, the Dominator, the Feathered-Serpent, they-who-engender, they-who-give-being, hovered over the water as a dawning light.”

If we analyze the Popol Vuh a bit further we will find through chapter one: They are enveloped in green and azure: that is why their name is Gucumatz (Feathered-Serpent). Of the greatest sages is their being. Then came his Word with the Dominator and the Feathered-Serpent; and they consulted together and meditated, and while they consulted, it became day…”

“…at the moment of the dawn, MAN manifested himself, while they, in the darkness and in the night, were holding counsel upon the production and growth of trees and creeping vines, of sentient beings and humanity, by him who is the Heart of the Heavens, whose name is Hurakan. Lightning is the first sign of Hurakan; the second, the path-of-the-lightning; the third is the thunderbolt. And these three are the Heart of the Heavens…”

Among other ancient texts, the Bible seems to tell a similar story…

There are several Bible verses that refer to the creation of Adam and Eve, which some believe to be based on writings of Sumerian clay tablets that speak of “superior” beings which created the first human species.

Looking at Genesis 1:26-27: we find the following; Then God said, “…Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals,[a] and over all the creatures that move along the ground…”

“…So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them…”

In the Quran we find the following:

. Verse 96.1: “read in the name of God who created”;
. Verse 96.2: “created man from a clinging substance”;
. Verse 96.3: “read and your God, the most generous”;
. Verse 96.4: “who taught by the pen”;
. Verse 96.5: “Taught man what he did not knew.”

This is why we ask again, who were these Gods? Is it possible that some of the oldest writings on Earth –from Ancient Summer— can help us understand mankind’s origin?

We look towards the Anunnaki hoping to find out more about ‘WHO’ created mankind.

The Anunnaki are said to be a group of deities in several ancient Mesopotamian cultures like the Sumerian, Akkadian, Assyrian, and Babylonian.

The Anunnaki are also one of the MOST controversial subjects among many people around the globe. Millions of people around the world believe the Ancient Anunnaki are the creators of man and are not mythological beings but in fact flesh and blood ‘gods’ who came to Earth in the distant past.

Many researchers firmly believe that based on numerous discoveries, the Anunnaki (Sumerian: “those who came down from the heavens), a highly advanced civilization from an elusive planet in our solar system, came to Earth, landing in the Persian Gulf some 432,000 years ago.

Many find comfort in the ancient alien theory which presupposes that thousands of years ago even before recorded history our planet was visited by astronauts from another world, intelligent beings with technology beyond our own today.

Controversial author Zecharia Sitchin tells us much more about the Anunnaki.

Approximately some 250,000 years ago, according to Sitchin, the ancient Anunnaki merged their Alien genes with that of Homo erectus and created a species known as Homo sapiens, obtaining as a result, a genetically bicameral species.

Many people agree that the ancient Anunnaki could be the responsible ‘creators’ who kickstarted life on our planet.

Evidence of their creation is found in different cultures and different religions around the globe. However, all ancient creation myths seem to concur that ‘mankind was created’ by beings obviously not from Earth.

Are these beings the Anunnaki? And is it possible that all ancient creation myths are similar because they all originated from the same source? Even though we have different texts, from different cultures who were NOT interconnected in the distant past, all of them seem to tell the same story: Mankind was ‘created’ by beings from elsewhere.

Is it possible that this creation can explain the abrupt “evolution” of man?

However, new discoveries and alternative theories that contradict and put pressure on well-established concepts, are by no means welcome by mainstream scholars.

Maybe we need to open our minds to different possibilities in order to fully understand the origin of mankind.

Despite recent scientific progress in various areas, it sometimes seems as if we never really left the Dark Ages behind us, since in some areas we remain very close minded.

Don’t forget that today, with the technology available to us; mankind can create life on other worlds.

So why is it hard to believe that thousands if not million of years ago, a spacefaring civilization did the same on Earth?

Earth’s Top Predator – The Reptilians

The Reptilians or Reptoids alien race (which is a word mixed from reptilians and humanoids and are the same creature) are human looking lizard creatures that can shape shift. They are also known as dinosauroids, lizardfolk, lizardmen Saurians alpha draconians, and Sauroids. Reptilians are tall, around 7 to 9 feet, have green scaly skin, three long fingers and an opposable thumb with talons on the ends, holes for ears, muscular legs and arms, and large eyes. There have been reports of Reptilians with and without tails, with and without wings, and hidden genitalia. They have been sighted wearing very little clothes except for armor but are always seen with some sort of utility belt said to be used to help them become invisible. Reptilians are a very dangerous alien species that are bent on the domination of Earth. They are very intelligent, known as evil, have telekinetic powers and have a warlike mentality that has driven them to secretly incorporate themselves into our society for their cause. Some conspiracy theories suspect that many important leaders are actually Reptilians acting as humans in order to help them with their agenda. There are a few different theories as to where the Reptilians actually come from. Some say that they were here on Earth before us humans and live in secret underground, in various caverns around the world while others believe that they are from the Alpha Draconi star system of the Orion Constellation or both. The Reptilians have been around since the beginning of man kind and have been thought to have given the human race much of it’s early technology, helped build the pyramids, worked with the Mayans, and helped start early religions pretending to be Gods and manipulating Adam and Eve in the Bible (While dealing with the story of the Garden of Eden, the Midrash also deals with the serpent. It declares that before causing Adam and Eve to sin, “it had legs” (Bereishit Rabbah, 19). According to this, the serpent was once a tall, splendid and regal creature. When its fate was decided and it is written that “upon thy belly shall thou go” (Bereishit 3:14), “the ministering angels descended and cut off its arms and legs” (Bereishit Rabbah, 20). This tradition gives the image of the enticing serpent an impressive dimension, that has repercussions on many viewpoints of the ancient world, which saw the serpent as representing forces of evil on one hand and as possessing supernatural powers on the other hand.). Unfortunately their final goal is to eventually enslave the human race in the “New World Order” and use humans for mining and other physical tasks when the time is right. Out of all the different types of aliens visiting Earth the Reptilians are by far the most dangerous to our very existence as humans. They have very little respect for us and want the Earth for themselves. Some say that the greys have been working against the Reptilians in order to help the human race but it is unclear why. They may have a similar agenda and just don’t want the reptilians to acquire the Earth before them.

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