How could Man be a privileged species?

There is a view that Earth was specially prepared for mankind. Why would what appears to be no more than a small molten-rock ball, with a permeable cover allegedly capable of being made to slide over the interior by powerful external forces, be waiting to provide a home for mankind?

Since complex organic compounds and bacteria have been found in space, could it be possible that fully-formed humans also came to Earth from ‘up there,’ as claimed in the folklore mentioned in a recent post? Or, were the arrivals from space (the ETs, extraterrestrials) advanced beings who merely ‘seeded’ (impregnated) Earthlings, thus allowing the descendants of their progeny to believe that they had ‘descended’ from ‘up there’? This then raises the question: how did these Earthlings come about?

Sumerian writings, drawn upon by the authors of the Bible and by Zachariah Sitchin, say that ETs from planet Nibiru created ‘the Adam’ (mankind) by implanting their genes into an animal species on Earth. This allegedly occurred 300,000 years ago, almost 145,000 years after their arrival – so said Sitchin.

Is there any point in asking how motile air-breathing animals initially arrived on Earth? Do we know? And how they evolved into the species allegedly manipulated by the Anunnaki? That all life forms on Earth share a gene pool, except for the 223 exceptional genes (refer Sitchin) not found in species other than Man; and that the genetic difference between chimpanzees and humans is only about 1.4 %; suggests that we did all originate on Earth.

If Earth is compatible with humans, then it is also compatible with the bacteria, the vegetation, and certain life-forms which enable us to survive.

Our morality does, however, suggest a close link with the carnivores in the animal kingdom, except that we will kill fellow humans and other animals even when we are not hungry for sustenance. Yet, our ethereal souls can uplift us to great heights, offering hope that we can repeatedly recover from each cosmic cataclysm; that is, that the human species will earn its right to live on Earth.

Taking the high road with spiritual intent

When the spirit of my uncle suggested that I ‘go north’ as part of my ongoing spiritual growth, I went to consult my sister’s guru in Singapore. I had 2 questions for him. What is Reality in Hinduism? ; and how should I deal with my confusing contact with the spirit realm?

Before talking to him, I had spent many weeks scanning/skimming through many books about Hinduism (by valued commentators such as Vivehananda), and about Western views on Reality. I should, of course, have remembered my reading of the Upanishads. By the time I met the guru, I had accepted that only through deep meditation could I hope to perceive Reality (perhaps to the extent that we humans are capable of perceiving beyond the material domain).

On my second question, the guru said ‘Why not accept and act on the advice received?’ He also warned me about faulty ‘radio sets’ and questionable ‘messages’ received through such sets. Sound advice indeed!

So, I went to an ashram about 6 hours’ drive north. During a week’s stay, I attended a 3-day course on meditation. I enjoyed the learning. The rest of the time I painted an external stairway; reciprocity applied. What was interesting was that I was the only person there gifted with a proper skin colouring; and the sunyasins behaved just like those in Malaya. However, there was no mention of Hinduism; only to Yoga.

Other observations: I was the oldest person there. Those already committed to yoga seemed to be in the 30s and 40s. However, in performing the Ode to the Sun, their performance was akin to calisthenics. Many of the male sunyasins I was able to observe were into deep cleansing, using a tape which they swallowed, and then extracted. I had seen this done in my youth.

I returned to a silent meditation Easter weekend later. Some of the many attendees were a little anxious. No eye-to-eye contact while sitting next to one another on the steps of buildings – there being no dining room – was permitted. Having lived as a near-recluse for a while, it was home away from home for me.

On my last day there, I had a deep spiritual experience during meditation. My joy was overwhelming! When I returned home, I began to write. After more than 2 decades, my outflow has not stopped. I feel guided, but driven; that may be why I am not allowed to go where I should.

Under my author name Raja Arasa Ratnam (as there seem to be many Arasaratnams and Rajaratnams around), I have published 6 books (now on Amazon Kindle), 44 articles (about 800 words each) on, and nearly 1,000 daily posts (averaging about 400 words each) on my blog ‘An octogenarian’s final thoughts’ (refer I offer thoughts, and raise issues, but I have nothing to sell.

I thank my Spirit Guide (my casual clairvoyant has seen him) for inspiring me. I am grateful for having been given meaning for this life on Earth. Life without meaning is mere existence.

More of what actually happened

Widespread historical cultural and tribal memories (so-called folk myths) refer to other impacts of the cosmic catastrophe of about 13,000 to 11,500 years ago. (Refer to my previous post)

• “That Phaeton caused major changes to world topography is mentioned by many nations. Samoan Islanders: ‘… the land sank into the sea … The new earth arose out of the womb of the last earth.’ A Tahitian tradition: ‘… overturned the world into the sea …’ A pre-Columbian Maya script: ‘… ten countries were torn asunder and scattered … they sank with their 64,000,000 inhabitants 8060 years before the writing of this book.’ “ (What horror!)

• “The Mixtecs of Mexico speak of a now-vanished land to the east of the present Atlantic coast.” (This may have been the Atlantis that Plato wrote about.) “References to what may also have been a former continent in the Indian Ocean occur in several south Asian traditions.” “One from Sri Lanka refers to ‘the citadel of Rawana.’” “Even the Selungs of the Mergui Archipelago (off southern Burma) refer to such a continent.”

• From Peru: ‘… the Andes were split apart … the sky made war on the earth.’ From Brazil: ‘… Heaven and Earth changed places.’ From the Zuni Indians (describing the aftermath of the catastrophe): ‘Earthquakes shook the world and rent it. Creatures turned fierce, becoming beasts of prey … fear was everywhere …’ ‘… mountains reeled, the plains boomed and crackled under the floods and fires, and the high hollow places (caves), hugged of men and the creatures were black and awful … presently thick rain fell, quenching the fires; and waters washed the face of the earth.’ (Could there be a more devastating and terrifying scenario?)

DARKNESS: “Many catastrophe traditions refer to the coming of unnaturally prolonged darkness. These include the memories of the Aztecs of Central America, Akawais of Canada, the Japanese, the Hawaiian, and the Dusun people of Borneo.” (Among others)

HAIL AND FIRE: “Several traditions associate great falls of hail, ice, fire, dust, and other substances with the aforementioned calamities, and clearly accord their celestial origins.”

ICE-BOUND: “… the formation of widespread ice was indicated in the Old Testament. More interestingly, the Norse sagas provide further detail of the onset of such conditions …” (There are several more sources available)

Reports such as these, as recounted in Allan & Delair’s ‘Cataclysm’ are beyond the normal operative processes of the scientific method. Yet, scientific researchers are producing confounding information which seem to be taking us away from the standard model of reality. Why then should we, within this standard model, deny a coherent remembered scenario of utter devastation throughout the globe in the recent past?

So-called myth and science have to work in tandem on putting together an accurate historical past, since the past infiltrates the present, and thus shapes the future. Is there a message here that we might look beyond the materialistic domain to identify the significance of existence?

Predestination or free will

Do plants and trees not compete with one another to obtain the maximum exposure to the sun? I have watched 2 of my planted trees, of small stature, suddenly grow tall, very tall. They are being challenged by a self-sown flowering plant which grows new shoots around itself. These lean against my trees and clearly seek to grow taller than the trees. The trees will not allow that.

It seems to me that purpose underlies this competition. If so, could one see this as an expression of what we call free will – the ability to do something autonomously, consciously? Probably not, unless one accepts that consciousness permeates all forms of life on Earth.

Comparably, it is evident that we humans do have free will – to a degree, and here and there – within the real-life constraints of genetics, epigenesis, past life-determined pathways, guidance from the spirit world, the law, the impacts of sundry human actions and cosmic forces, and so on.

Yet, there is reliable evidence that the future can sometimes be foreseen. Does this mean that our free-will actions are, in fact, necessary steps towards predestined ends? So, when sculptors work to achieve the figures they visualise in their minds, can their outcomes be definable as predestined?

But then, take this post. It is not what I had planned to write. Does this indicate that there is predestination of another kind – that this is the post I had to write?

So, when my life-path involves me moving steadily, with both style and decorum, on my stationary treadmill – which is not taking me anywhere soon – would that be predestination or an expression of my free will?

Understanding fellow-humans

There is nothing more beautiful than a baby’s smile. It is innocent and morally uplifting. There is nothing more disturbing than a sad look on a little child’s face. That look may reflect a lack of understanding of the behaviour of the parents or other adults. Why should parents explain themselves to a child? How is a child then to cope? Is there not a need to help children, as they grow up, to understand human relationships? Later, as their brains mature, they may even begin to understand what it is to be human. I have offered the following advice to a grandchild from whom I am separated, hoping that it will offer some relevant insight.

So much of human behaviour is predictable. You enter the world on your own, having been developed within the womb, enjoying its security. Then you are exposed to the insecurity of the outside world. You then find yourself protected again by your parents. Each parent sees the other parent in you, and loves you more for that. Both parents see something of themselves in you, wondering whether your personal destiny-path (your river of life, on which you will paddle to survive, suffer and succeed) will be kind to you.

While your genes are inherited, and supply your reaction-potential, your soul, that is essentially YOU, has brought into your current life a whole boatload of memories (hidden from your current personality), and related instincts (which might present you as a fighter or pacifist or even a little screwed). It is thereby said that you are born WHEN you are because of WHAT you are (horoscope-wise).

My investigation into the past-life memories of little children (see my recent posts on WordPress) helps me to ‘read’ people more than my training as a research psychologist. I also endeavour to see the child in the adult, as it helps to explain extraordinary behaviour and attitudes.

Why am I writing like this? Understanding people helps you to understand yourself, especially when you have unusual thoughts and reactions which just seem to pop up. In my case, an instinctive urge to use a scimitar when facing on-going discrimination at work (and elsewhere) hinted at (and subsequently supported by a clairvoyant) a relevant past life – a warrior! That also explains why I have worked for justice all my life, and the support I am receiving for my WordPress posts.

You can also make life more interesting by seeking to understand your fellow-humans; perhaps to see what drives them.

Were cultural changes aided by cosmic radiation?

“Spurred by genetic mutations that produced a burst of creativity and technological resourcefulness, humans became more skilled predators.”

“ … a benign climate … fostered the invention of agriculture …”

“ … increasing populations led more people to live together in villages and towns … fuelled an almost constant technological boom in many fields, producing … pottery making, metal working, and writing “

The above are excerpts from ‘The Cycle of Cosmic Catastrophes’ by Firestone, West and Warwick-Smith. More below.

“The era around 40,000 years ago was a period of major change in the evolution of mankind. Neanderthals began to decline, and Cro-Magnon people mysteriously evolved into modern humans.”

“Major changes in species, including humans, occur through mutations … One example that appears to bear this out is the evolution of blood types … Our early ancestors had only type O blood.”

“Evans and his team point out that, at the time of the mutation, art, music, and advanced tool making suddenly appeared to flourish …” “That brilliant burst of radiation silently arranged humankind’s DNA and unleashed a burst of brilliant cultural activity …”

Yet, the authors conclude that “Our current species extinction, overpopulation, and environmental degradation were in fact kicked off 41,000 years ago … and they continue today …”

In the light of our almost universal cultural degradation, has the Sixth Extinction already begun?

The extra-terrestrial contribution to Man

“There was no ‘Missing Link’ in our jump from Homo Erectus to Homo Sapiens, because the Anunnaki jumped the gun on Evolution through genetic engineering” (Zachariah Sitchin in ‘Gods, Demigods, and Human Ancestry: The Evidence of Alien DNA’). “… it happened some 300,000 years ago – just when Homo Sapiens suddenly appeared in southeast Africa.”

“The Bible, though more briefly, reports the same: ‘And Yahweh Elohim took The Adam’ – from where he had been created – ‘and placed him in the Garden of Eden to till it and tend it.’ (The Bible specifically precedes here ‘Adam’ – He of Earth, an Earthling – with the definitive article ‘The’, making clear it is a species that is written about … “). So said Sitchin.

Sitchin also says “ … there was one source of DNA for all life on Earth … “ “ … the human genome contains 223 genes that do not have any predecessors on the genomic evolutionary tree.” “ … the difference between Man and Chimpanzee is just about 300 genes … “ He says that our genome contains less than 30,000 genes.

An amazing view. How credible is it?

Evolution or cataclysm?

What was the skin colour of the earliest of the homo species? More relevantly, what was the skin colour of homo sapiens? Would it have been somewhere between black and white? Although modern Man came out of Africa (refer Oppenheimer), it does not mean that our ancestor was black. In fact, the colour of Neanderthal Man was recently assessed as coppery brown. Perhaps, taupe (dark-brownish grey) is the near-norm for humans and many animals (and many of the birds in my district).

I have read that the original colour of mankind was tan (dark honey). Prolonged exposure to the sun (say, at the coast) would obviously darken that skin, but that does not explain black skin colour. Furthermore, relatively dark-skinned people have been reported as resident in Taiwan, on the Chinese mainland, and Central America.

How then explain the whitish people – spread across the globe from East Asia to Europe and further West? Living away from the sun for eons cannot whiten a brown body. A suggested explanation is that a blast of cosmic radiation from a supernova, affecting the terrain centred on the Tropic of Cancer, occurring about 40,000 years ago, resulted in the descendants of the survivors becoming predominantly white (with a more coppery touch in the European peninsula of Asia). The Cosmos, rather than evolution, may have been responsible for all those denied a lovely colouration (I do admit my bias!)

As for black skin, could evolution, working through natural selection, have favoured those humans living in hot, tropical lands who had developed near-black to black skin through random mutation? The trigger for random mutation of our genes may most likely be the torrent of radiation flowing from the sun, as well as from space – and of which we are not aware!

The only explanation left is that the alleged 223 extra-terrestrial genes in Man were predisposed to black skin.

How did religiosity arise in Man?

One can imagine that, very early Man, in spite of habitually moving upright on 2 legs, behaved no differently from the animals when best by awesome, terribly frightening thunder and lightning accompanying heavy rain. As well, there may have been devastating explosions caused by a few deadly sporadic impacts by meteors, or even larger lumps of cosmic rock.

For instance, reportedly, there is a vast vertical tunnel about 20 kms deep into the sea adjacent to Chile. That might explain the sudden rise of the Andes mountain range; as well as the presence of sea shells at the top of this range. How would mankind – early or advanced – cope with that, or similar bombardments from the sky?

Did the feelings of awe and fear lead, somehow, to attempts to propitiate those imagined to be responsible for the clamour and catastrophes continually cast upon them? However, to conceive of an act of propitiation would surely require a brain far superior to that of Early Man. The latter may have evolved from, or been based upon, our alleged near-cousin in the animal kingdom.

Could random mutation somehow expand the conceptual capacity of the human brain? Or, did the extra-terrestrials who had introduced the extra 223 genes into Man been responsible? Or, did a cosmic cataclysm, in the form of an exceptional burst of radiation, alter the human brain, increasing its capacity for conceptualisation? This issue has nothing to do with brain size.

An interesting thought: did not THE Adam (refer the Bible), whether created, wrought, or evolved, have to learn about morality, about right or wrong behaviour? It does take a certain level of brain function to learn, as evidenced by animals (as well as people, of course) being trained. For instance, I trained a German Shepherd pup in 2 months, but failed with a pedigreed pup of another breed over 4 months.

Did the eventual move from propitiation to a full-blown religiosity require a further development of the human brain? If so, what were the physical causes? Or, were there social relationship causes; that is, learning to do things in a collective manner?

What are we humans evolving into?

This is another challenge from a fellow-blogger. It is a worthwhile thought! Quo vadis?

Evolution in the biological sphere is an automatic process. Random alterations in the genome occur all the time; change is probably ubiquitous in circumstances when movement, perhaps in the form of vibrations (such as electromagnetic vibrations), is also the norm. One can envisage the dances of the particles constituting matter, or the myriad waves of forces permeating all spaces in the universe.

When genetic variation results in new features or characteristics, and the modification enhances the operational or survival capacity of the individual, this may provide the individual (or even the species) with an advantage in survival. This is known as natural selection – the essence of an autonomous pathway.

It has been claimed that a shock wave of radiation from a supernova named Vela about 40,000 years ago affected mankind significantly. The artistic (and possibly conceptual) abilities of Early Man are said to have evolved then. The cave paintings we know are said to have originated within about 2,000 years (or 71 generations) after that shock wave went through Earth.

However, at issue is whether the progress claimed for Nature through this autonomous process of evolution covered the original evolution of Man. Since no inter-species evolution has been proven (only intra-species evolution), and since we apparently have about 222 genes not found in the animal kingdom, how did we evolve? Through extra-terrestrial intervention? By the modification of an appropriate species? Refer THE Adam in the Old Testament, and Zachariah Sitchin’s claim (seemingly based on Sumerian cuneiform writings) that giants from planet Nibiru created mankind.

Evolution is implicated in the concept of reincarnation. Each life is said to offer opportunities for moral improvement – which we certainly need! Here, chance is replaced by choice (free will)!

Nature may yet enable us to evolve through the genome, but would it need a cosmic cataclysm as a trigger? Would we possibly evolve through the intervention of ‘higher beings’? Could any evolution bypass the genome, perhaps in a Lamarkian manner; that is, through the inheritance of acquired characteristics without any change in the genetic pathway?

In a universe in which anything can seemingly happen, we will need to wait and see.