"The craving of demons for a body, evident in the Gospels,
offers at least some parallel to this hunger for sexual
experience." -Derek Kidner
In 1947 an Arab boy tending his sheep accidentally discovered an
ancient cave near the Dead Sea. In it were found a priceless
collection of ancient scrolls which soon became known as the
Dead Sea Scrolls or the Qumran Texts. Among these writings was
one known as the Genesis Apocryphon. At first it was thought to
be the long lost Book of Lamech. Although the scroll consisted
of a speech by Lamech and a story about some of the patriarchs
from Enoch to Abraham; it was not that book. According to the Bible, Lamech was the son of Methuselah and the
father of Noah. He was the ninth of the ten patriarchs of the
antedeluvian world. It is significant, however, that the Genesis Apocryphon mentions
the Nephilim, and makes reference to the "sons of God" and the
"daughters of men" introduced in Genesis 6. The Apocryphon also
elaborates considerably on the succinct statements found in the
Bible, and provides valuable insights into the way these ancient
stories were interpreted by the ancient Jews.
The copy of the Genesis Apocryphon discovered at Qumran dates
back to the 2nd century B.C., but it was obviously based on much
older sources. When discovered in 1947, it had been much
mutilated from the ravages of time and humidity. The sheets had
become so badly stuck together that years passed before the text
was deciphered and made known. When scholars finally made
public its content, the document confirmed that celestial beings
from the skies had landed on planet Earth. More than that, it
told how these beings had mated with Earth-women and had begat
giants. Is this story myth or history, fable or fact? Specialized
research has revealed that many ancient legends have a basis in
fact. But to answer the question, let us consult the most
authoritative document known to man--the Bible. In Genesis 6:1-4 the "sons of God" are captivated by the beauty
of the "daughters of men." They subsequently marry them and
produce an offspring of giants known as the Nephilim. Genesis
goes on to say that these Nephilim were "mighty men" and "men of
renown." "Sons of God"? "Daughters of men"? What sort of beings were
these? Were they human or did they belong to an alien species
from outer space? ....
Millions of years ago, before
what we call 'modern' man an ancient race with high intelligence, advanced
technology and aerospace capabilities lived on earth. Great earth catastrophies
wiped out much of this race , mutated some and drove many more underground.
While waiting out the effects of what an ancient nucleur war created on the
surface, man went back to a more natural or should I say 'simplistic' culture.
By the time they once again surfaced to the earth or even came back from
distance planets the Age of Man had changed. Knowledge was lost and the old
technology was gone. Man had to start over. ..as they had done in previous
Ages. Today we still remain very ignorant of our past. Until 1847, almost
nothing was known about fossil man. Science ignored the study of ancient man. It
was only thorugh the bible and traditions that the western worlds had any
reference to these wonderous races. One such race was the race of Giants who
were "in the earth in those days" of old.
H.P. Blavataksy, The Secret Doctrine, points out to us references in the Bible
and in our tradition about the Rephaim (Giants,(the mighty ones), the spectres
(Phantoms), the Nephilim, or the fallen ones.. they are shown "as if identical,
though they are all men, since the Bible calls them the primitive and the mighty
ones" -- e.g., Nimrod. These names, which belong by right only to the four
preceding races and the earliest beginning of the Fifth, allude very clearly to
the first two Phantom (astral) races; to the fallen one -- the Third; and to the
race of the Atlantean Giants -- the Fourth, after which "men began to decrease
in stature." Although Science has come a long way since 1847, they, for their
own reasons, have not shared this information with the world populas. We have
been kept in the dark . Not only kept in the dark, but conditioned and trained
through the educational system, media and peers to scoff and shut out
alternative ideas about the history of man...
In the human experience, giants are
literally the "elephants in the room". When our research first began on this
paradigm, we had little knowledge of how extensive the evidence of their
existence was. We now have a comprehensive database consisting of over 200
historical descriptions; over half from the United States and the U.K. history,
alone. And, our unpublished files contain enough information to more than triple
the current data we now have online. Were one to undertake a thorough study of
giants and record all in detail, it would certainly be a life's work.
The lack of the presence of giants in orthodox history, academia, and
anthropological studies is appalling in light of the true historical records
from every part of the globe. Even more mysterious is the seemingly unanimous
decisions by the keepers of the world's museums and archeological treasures to
keep the physical evidence of giants hidden from public view. Only a smattering
of the evidence is available in obscure locations. Thousands of skeletons and
hundreds of historical reports are ignored. The accepted knowledge among the world's peoples is that giants are
the creatures of myth and folklore, relegated to children's fairy tales and B
grade horror movies, an it is almost a crime not to include a giant in any
fantasy film or video game. The reality is that giants were present throughout
our history from ancient biblical accounts and historical Roman military
campaigns to the relatively modern genocide of the natives of North America. Giants appear in the legends of Australia, Bavaria, Belgium, Chad,
Chile, China, England, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, India , Italy,
Kazakhstan, Laos, Morocco, the Netherlands, Nova Scotia, Pakistan, Patagonia,
the Philippines, Poland, Rwanda, Russia, Scotland, Sicily, Spain, Sweden,
Switzerland, Terra del Fuego, Turkey, the United Sates, Wales, Zanzibar, and the
ancient Incan, Toltec, and Nordic cultures, just to name a few. Giants are
everywhere; in our religions, our history, our literature, and our folklore.
The autobiography of the Tibetan lama Chagdud Tulku (Lord of the Dance, California: Padma Press, 1992, pp. 110–111) contains a fascinating reference to a Tibetan mountain giant and how a seeker of mystical relics was able to come across its remains.While on their way to the monastery of Chudo Gompa in the mountains to witness dancing and ceremonial pageantry, the lama and his retinue came across a stupa marking the site where the legendary hero Gesar had entombed a slain giantess in ages past.A few months prior to Chagdud Tulku’s arrival, he writes, a seeker of treasure and holy relics known as a terton had stopped by the monastery to challenge the assertion that any unknown entity hadbeen buried at that spot long ago.
He had it on good authority, as the terton professed to be the incarnation of Shanpa, the hero Gesar’s companion.
“I was here
when we put her under a big rock by the river,” he challenged the
monks, urging them to prove him false by digging at the indicated spot.
His challenge was taken up
and hasty excavations soon began at a location marked by the terton
with a 25-foot circle. The digging took days, but a massive stone disk
was found at the bottom; excitedly, the monks summoned the treasure
finder to show him the results of their efforts.
“He supervised as they
wedged poles under the rock to pry it up and support it,” writes
Chagdud Tulku, and the monks and their gang of laborers were able to
remove the massive remains, “the bones of agiantess whose upper arm
had been more than five feet long.” The author adds that these mountain
ogres had at once been endemic to the region and feasted on hapless
humans until eliminated by the legendary hero. Because this was not an
archaeological dig but an effort to ascertain the powers of the
treasure hunter, the massive bones were returned to the site of their
entombment and the stone disk placed over them once more.
At this point we can only
wonder if those remains, so carefully buried in a distant age and
concealed under a seemingly man-made stone disk, belonged to some
extinct animal of the Pleistocene megafauna. Perhaps they were indeed
the remains of one of the giants that has haunted human imagination
since the dawn of time in every continent and every culture.