Monday, October 31, 2016

Zenobia in Alexandria

"Zenobia - Ancient History Encyclopedia - Ancient sources on her life and reign are the historian Zosimus (c. ... She claimed her descent from the Macedonian king of Egypt, equalled in ..." Zosimos is one of the authors in the Gnostic Nag Hammadi library. Zenobia received Manichaean missionaries while she was in Alexandria. "...refers to Palmyrene physical remains in Egypt. ... documents from China, Zenobia received Manichaean missionaries in Alexandria . Manichaean Texts from the Roman Empire. ... preservation is very poor, it appears to claim the Queen of Tadmor (Zenobia?) ... Egyptian Christian bishop in the late third century. "Against the Manichaeans ... Egypt (Roman province) "The Roman province of Egypt was established in 30 BC after Octavian (the future emperor ... Zenobia, queen of Palmyra, took the country away from the Romans when she conquered ..... Not only did Arianism flourish, but other doctrines, such as Gnosticism and Manichaeism, either native or imported, found many followers." Zenobia invaded Egypt in 269 A.D. The lighthouse of Alexandria. Hypatia of Alexandria persecuted by the Byzantines as a Pythagorean, the Manichaeans were also persecuted by the Byzantines. Hypatia was killed in 415 A.D. Byzantine Sophia. Sophia Goddess of Wisdom. Sophia Wisdom also called Sophia Michael.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Cleopatra Selene and her Elephant

From the Michigan slates collection, a subject from Burrows cave - Cleopatra Selene. Here we see her funeral and her funerary elephant. This was drawn centuries after the fact, but it identifies this group as being from north Africa - they were Phoenician Carthaginians like the Burrows cave artists. Gnostic dualism, more specifically, Persian dualism. The Manichaeans were known for creating books of drawings that illustrated their dualistic doctrine for those who do not read their language. On the slates we have the drawings and the explanations. The Burrows cave group had a different alphabet. They both use the mystic symbol written in Mesopotamian wedge writing - cuneiform, I think that mark may refer to their country like a flag would. Dualism - their doctrine of the Son of the Right Hand and the Son of the Left Hand. The Cathars of southern France were also Manichaean in origin and had the same organization of the "Perfects" and the lower members who reproduced and farmed. "The Knights Templar: The Mystery of the Warrior Monks" ... of the earlier Manichaean stream of Christianity, to which the Templars were connected... East Central Europe in the Middle Ages, 1000-1500 ... Albigensian heresy in that both were distant offshoots of Persian Manichaeism. ... by an organization of German warrior monks, the Teutonic Order of Knights... The fortress castle of the Cathars, Montsegur. Reconstructed model. The Cathars in Europe, notice how their origin arrow has a question mark. Their origins were in the east, in Persia and Manichaean Turfan - the Mongolian desert. Cathar country - Occitania and Northern Spain.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Bird Helmets of Ancient North Africa

Michigan relics copper portrait - classic bird helmet. What bird is it? Michigan clay relic, warrior with bird hat. Michigan tablets. Burrows cave bird helmet. Burrows cave bird helmet from Mauritania - Tunisia. What bird would be a symbol of power for warriors such as this? Ostrich mosaic - Tunisia. Ostrichs are powerful and fast runners. The ancient Libyans wore ostrich plumes in their hair. Baby ostrich in a cage, Tunisia Roman mosaic. Classic bird helmet pose. Ostrich eggs. Modern Tunisia. Michigan copper relic angel.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Burrows Cave and the Michigan Slates

Burrows cave and the Michigan slates both use the mystic symbol. Burrows cave is 1rst century, the slates are from the 3rd - 4th century. Portrait of a warrior in a bird helmet from Burrows cave. The leaders drawn on the slates all wear bird helmets. Look at the military leaders at the base of this slate, (click to enlarge) the first one wears a bird helmet with a plume. This ostrich plume identifies him as being from north Africa - Tunisia. This is where the Burrows cave group is from. Both groups use the mystic symbol and wear bird helmets. The third figure appears to be Asian as is the man between the bishop and the Indians with bows and arrows in the scene. Is this our artist and Asian calligrapher? The text slate published next to the slate above, note the pen point with the mystic symbol. This is the only text slate that shows his pen. The mystic symbol seen on another slate. Zenobia of Palmyra who had a Manichaean monastery in her kingdom, the religion followed her when she ruled Egypt. The Manichaeans had a very active missionary outreach, their influence stretched from the Mongolian desert to Egypt - hence the Mongolian and the Oriental glyphs on the slates. This group was later persecuted and fled following the Phoenicians who led them to Michigan. Zenobia said that she was of Ptolemaic blood.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Sasanian Manichaean Missionaries

Khocho Temple. Khocho - "He (Abiesou) again went in before Queen Thadamor (Tadmor - Zenobia) and she looked favourably on him. Abiesou the teacher (Manichaean) had confidence [in her and settled] there with other brothers. She became a [great protectress] of the church in that place.... The most likely dates, I think, both for Mar Adda's Egyptian mission and Abiesou's meeting with Zenobia, would be 269-272 CE, that is, the years when the queen ruled over Egypt. In what happens next, it isn't clear whether Abiesou acted at the urging of Thadamor/Zenobia or if it was his own idea." Kartir high priest during several reigns - Zoroastrianism - Sasanian Parthia. Sasanian glasswork. Baku fire temple - Zoroaster.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Dualistic Illustrated Book of the Manichaean Cathars

"The Manichaean texts come from a wide number of sources. Originally many texts in Latin and Greek certainly existed, but during the persecution of the movement in the West most of these were lost (a major exception is the Greek Cologne Mani-Codex, recovered in 1969). What remains to us in large part was recorded in several different and now little-studied ancient languages (including Coptic, Middle Persian, Sogdian, Parthian, Uigur, Bactrian and Chinese). These languages well represent the vast geographical area influenced by the mission of the Prophet Mani." Manichaean. Uyghur Manichaean. Urumqui warrior. Dunhuang manuscript and caves. The story of Adam and Eve was used by both the Zoroastrians and the Manichaeans. Uyghur Manichaean note the writing above the seated figure. Bonpo Tiger.