The Priestess Queens and Priest Kings, as we have seen, dwelt in the holy places, the royal Raths that served as bothtemple and tomb. These subterranean palaces mimicked the the Bergs or mound houses of the Scythians’ ’proto’-Sumerian ancestors, who originated in Transylvania and Carpathia.
“The Tuatha De Danann (or Dragon Lords of Anu)…[before settling in Ireland (from about 800 B.C.)]…were the…Black Sea princes of Scythia (now Ukrane). Like the original dynastic Pharaohs, they traced their descent from the great Pendragons of Mesopotamia; from them sprang the kingly lines of the Irish Bruithnigh and the Picts of Scotland’s Caledonia. In Wales they founded the Royal House of Gwynedd, while in Cornwall in the southwest of England, they were the sacred gentry known as Pict-Sidhe.
“So, from a single caste of the original Blood Royal – whether known as the Sangréal, the Albi-gens or the Ring Lords – we discover many of the descriptive terms which sit at the very heart of popular folklore. For here, in this one noble race, we have the ‘elves’, ‘fairies’ and ‘pixies’ – not beguiling little folk, but distinguished Kings and Queens of the Dragon succession.” (Gardner, In the Realm of the Ring Lords, Pt. 1)
In ‘The Psalter of Cashel’ it states that: ‘The Tuatha de Danaan’ ruled in Ireland for about two centuries, and were highly skilled in architecture and other arts from their long residence in Greece.’ The Tuatha de Danaan were the descendants of Danaus, the son of Belus, who went with his fifty daughters to Argos, the home of his ancestrous Io. In Irish legends the Tuatha de Danaan, who were considered to be demi-gods,…were said to have possessed a… Grail-like vessel… These teachers of wisdom…were the founders of the Druidic priesthood.” (Van Buren, The Sign of the Dove, pp. 141-2)
In The History of the Culdees: the Ancient Clergy of the British Isles A.D.177-1300 by Rev. Duncan McCallum (1855) we find: “It is certain that Culdees introduced Christianity into the island in the third century….In the north, the Culdees quoted the apostle John as their authority for departing from the dogmas of the Church of Rome….The Culdees changed not the terms used by the Druids, the ancient priests of the Celtae. Their language being a dialect of the Celtic, which is a descriptive language, no other terms could be chosen more appropriate; for instance, clachan, which was the druidical edifice for worship, and clachan was the proper name of the building in which the Culdees worshipped….Seats of learning, or colleges, were called Cathair-Chuldich, – the seat or chair of the Culdees. These were many. Wherever was a clachan, there was a cathair-chuldich, as a parochial school is adjacent to every parish church in Scotland.” The Culdee colleges or seats of learning which were styled “Cathair Culdich” (the Chair of the Culdees) are of particular interest when one considers the possible origin of the Christian orientated Cathar fraternity, based in France around the 12th century. The close similarity between the names Cathair and Cathar may be significant especially when the spiritual philosophy of the Cathars was believed to revolve around a secret book attributed to the Apostle John. Like the Culdees, the Cathars of France were also deemed to be a threat by the Church of Rome which systematically suppressed both Christ orientated orders.
The Celtic Culdee connection with the Middle East is commented on by the French oriental scholar, Henry Corbin, inThe Imago Templi in Confrontation (1974) who states: “The primitive Celtic Church, prior to Romanization, is represented by groups of monks known as Culdees….The groups of companions called by this name seem, moreover, to have played a much larger role in Scotland than in Ireland….these autonomous groups of hermit brothers correspond to what we know of the original structure of the Celtic Church….these Coli Dei [Culdees] had a role to play on the Celtic side analogous to the role attributed on the eastern side….to the canons of the Holy Sepulchre, the spiritual descendants of the Essenes. The appeal to a distant Celto-Scottish filiation parallels the appeal made to affilitation with the builders of the Temple of Solomon and the community of Jerusalem. It is as if the double line of descent, Hierosolymitan and Scottish, linked, Ab origine symboli, the Church of James and the Celtic Church in the trials and misfortunes from which the Temple knighthood have to rescue them.” Corbin continues: “The Coli Dei are also included in the spiritual line of descent from the builders of the Temple of Solomon, the line of the Essenes, the Gnostics, even the Manichaeans and the Ismailis. They were established at York in England, at Iona in Scotland, in Wales, and in Ireland; their favourite symbol was the dove, the feminine symbol of the Holy Spirit. In this context, it is not surprising to find Druidism intermingled with their tradition and the poems of Taliesin integrated to their corpus. The epic of the Round Table and the Quest of the Holy Grail have likewise been interpreted as referring to the rights of the Coli Dei. It was, moreover, to the time of the Coli Dei that is assigned the formation of the Scottish knighthood whose seat is typified by the mysterious sanctuary of Kilwinning, under the shadow of Mount Heredom in the extreme north of Scotland.”
The ancient Irish records contain evidence showing that the Celtic or, more correctly, Gaelic Scythians of Europe (namely Fenias Farsa and his descendants) were closely allied with the Egyptian pharaohs of the Delta region, those same Hyksos. These same annals also refer to the descendants of the Scythians who had lived in Egypt as the Milesians, a name taken from their chieftain Mile. The vast majority of the world’s historians prefer to deal with the Milesians long after their sojourn in Egypt. They concentrate on the Milesian conquest of Spain and avoid dealing with the historical anecdotes that speak of their time among the royalty in Egypt. However, when the dots are connected, a fascinating story comes to light, not only concerning the connections between ancient lands and peoples, but concerning the origins of the age old technocracy of power.
In our work on the Irish origins of civilization, we show that the Scythians were very likely the same people referred to by Egyptologists as the “Hyksos” kings of Egypt. If we are correct, and if there was indeed a connection, then we have, from the annals themselves, strong confirmation of the West to East movement of the elements of civilization. Equally importantly, we can offer stronger and more logical accounts for the word “Saxon,” and why some have claimed the Saxons to have been Israelites. The word Saxon is believed by some investigators to come from Saca (or Saka orSakai) denoting “Scythian.” And this word allegedly also gives us the name Isaac. According to the Bible, Isaac was the son of Abraham who was, along with his wife Sarah, the first “Israelite” to enter the land of Egypt.
The name Isaac indicates that Abraham and his descendants were Scythians. And we think this to be most likely, although we suggest caution when consulting the official accounts concerning this prophet and his spurious emigration. In any case, the etymology suggests that the Scythians were the Hyksos People referred to in the Old Testament as Israelites and, furthermore, that the so-called “Anglo-Saxons” were descendants of the same Scythian-Hyksos-Israelites. The implications are far-reaching.
We see no reason to doubt that the Gaelic Scythians were in Egypt as the ancient Irish records state. Their capital near Galilee (named after the Gals, or Gaels), called Scythopolis, has been excavated by archaeologists. And we can be sure that other settlements existed in the region, as well as in the Nile Delta area. Therefore, since the Scythians and so-called “Israelites” (the Hyksos of Egypt) were so intimately connected, it is quite correct to refer to Saxons of the western lands as “Israelites,” although not for the reasons given by orthodox Jews, Christians, and British-Israelites who persist believing the Israelites to have been a ragged but god-inspired underclass cruelly oppressed by despotic Egyptian slave masters.
Personally, we believe the Scythians were connected not only to the Hyksos but also to the Iranians and to the so-called Amorites of Mesopotamia.
We also believe the Scythians traveled as far East as India and China. The Jats of Northern India may be an offshoot of Scythian migrants. The Yuezhi of China may also be descended from the Scythian visitors. One of the names for the Eastern branch of the Scythians was Getes, or Gets, connoting “Goat.” (The Swedish word for goat is get). These Gets are very likely the same people as the Mesopotamian Guts or Guteans, who founded one of the most powerful ancient dynasties in the region. Although the following quoted researcher erroneously imagines the migrations to have be from the Eastern to the Western hemisphere, his analysis in other respects is most insightful. It reveals the facts that have been kept from us for centuries by complicit historians who would rather we not know the truth about the origin, nature, and movement of the ancient races of the world:
In a rather bold paragraph in their recent book on The Tarim Mummies, James P. Mallory and Victor H. Mair suggest that there may have been more cohesion among these nomads than was previously believed. They wrote in the following paragraph regarding the Yuezhi nomads near the border of China:
Da (Greater) Yuezhi or in the earlier pronunciation d’ad-ngiwat-tieg, has been seen to equate with the Massagetae who occupied the oases and steppelands of West Central Asia in the time of Herodotus; here Massa renders an Iranian word for “Great,” hence “Great Getae.” …Others have seen in this word an attempt to capture in Chinese the name of a tribe that is rendered in Greek as the Iatioi who are recorded in Ptolemy’s geography. The original pronunciation has been reconstructed as gwat-ti or got-ti or gut-si, which opens up distant lexical similarities with the Goths (the German tribes of northern and eastern Europe), the Getae (the Dacian, i.e., Balkan, tribes northwest of the Black Sea), the Guti (a people on the borderlands of Mesopotamia), the Kusha (our Kushans), the Gushi (a people mentioned in Han texts and regarded as brigands along with the peoples of Kroran), or a combination of some but not all of the above (Mallory and Mair 2000, 98-99).
…comparison of like-sounding tribal names, although merely a paragraph in length, could potentially generate volumes of discussion and can help us understand more definitively the nature of the barbarian invasions in ancient Rome, the powerful Kushan Empire in India, the possible origins of the Guti people, the Guti kings of Mesopotamia, and the similarity between the Goths, Getae, and the Yuezhi. Moreover, this opens up the possibility that at least some of the people termed “Scythians” were a single tribe — the Getae. So could there have been a nation of nomads who knew themselves as Gets, Gats, Guts, or Yuts?
This is not the first time that the suggestion has been offered that the Yuezhi could be related to Goths. In his Tableaux Historiques De L’Asia, Julius Von Klaproth (1783-1835) wrote:
The name of Yueti or Yut recalls that of Yuts or Goths, which came to Europe: it would be very possible that the Yutes who arrived in Scandinavia with Odin, are the same people who three centuries before our era, still inhabited the area…northwest of the Chinese Kansu province. This would suppose the emigration of the Goths of Central Asia after that of the other Germanic peoples.
This identification between the Yuezhi and the Goths by Klaproth suggests that the tribes involved in the movement of nomads into Roman territory may have been greater than modern scholarship holds. Could it be that the Goths, along with the Alans, were pushed into Europe under pressure from the Huns? Moreover, could these same tribes be found in the Indian and Persian frontiers? The South Asian Jats are one such group that may lead us in the proper direction, as their settlement corresponds geographically with the Indo-Scythian settlement on the Indian subcontinent. Perhaps by examining the customs and characteristics of this living population we can better understand the role the Getae played in history – Sundeep S. Jhutti (The Getes)
Scythians and Atonists
Most importantly, we believe these widespread Scythians were at one time close allies of the Atonists and that they may even have been the original Atonists of Egypt. Since Atonism is the root of Judeo-Christianity and, because it is also the root of Freemasonry, it does not surprise us to see Masonic orders such as the Knights Templar employing symbolism connoting the ancient Scythians. The very insignia of the Templars (two knights riding a single steed) commemorates, we believe, the Scythian-Hyksos or Scythian-Atonist blood bond. The so-called Double Cross of Lorraine appear to us to be another prominent Masonic emblem connoting the same tryst.
Above: The seal of the Knights Templar. Two knights riding a single steed. Although many ridiculous explanations regarding this strange symbol have been proffered forth through the years, we believe the emblem represents the age old Scythian-Hyksos, or Scythian-Atonist alliance, that is the ancient confederation of Gaelic “Celts” from Europe with Egyptians, as mentioned in early Irish chronicles. The horse was a seminal symbol for the Scythians. If the Scythians were the Hyksos, or allied with them, then they were Atonists. After entering Egypt as welcome scholars and mercenaries, they married in with the families of prominent Egyptians, such as Pharaoh Akhenaton. This much is confirmed by the Irish annals.
After the removal and exile of the demented tyrant Akhenaton, the Atonists moved westward toward ancestral habitats. The coming of the Atonists to Spain and Ireland was recorded in histories dealing with the “Milesian” invasion of Ireland dated to approximately 600 BC. The Milesians were referred to as Gaels, which traditionally meant they were “Celts.” Their ancestors in Ireland were the Megalithic Druids who were, in our estimation, close allies of the Egyptian Amenists. This made the Druids rivals to the Atonists or Milesians. And this accounts for why we read of the antipathy that quickly lead to all out war between the Druids (Megalithic Irish) and the Milesians. (See The Irish Origins of Civilization, Vol. 1, for more on this subject; the chapter entitled: The Coming of the Milesians or Atonists).
The Tuatha de Danann were the ancient inhabitants of Ireland who were forced to give way to the Gaels and to become the gods of Celtic imagination, the lords of the subterranean world. There is no doubt that the name Tuatha de Danann was given to the pre-Celtic inhabitants of Ireland and that it must have been they who built the megaliths. Their uncertain origins combined with their curious stone constructions give them a cloak of mystery…If the Celts drove out the megalithic peoples of Ireland, there is no reason why the same thing should not have happened on the continent, where much of the region occupied by the Celts still bears traces of megalithic monuments – Jean Markale (The Celts)
The Cross of Lorraine. This emblem, also referred to as the Double Cross, is clearly two crosses merged as one. We believe it connotes the alliance between ancient Atonists, preserved to the present day by the world’s royal dynasties, and major secret societies. Atonism is the root of Judeo-Christianity. The trefoil motifs are a throwback to Druidry.
clann na gael
The Descendants of Gael and Scota
The Gaels are named after their common ancestor, Gael [also known as Gaedheal, Goadhal, Goidel, Goidel Glas, Gathelus or Gaythelos], who was born in Egypt around the time of the Biblical Moses. Gael was the son of Prince Niul, who was a son of King Fenius the Antiquary [Feaniosa Fearsuidhe] of Scythia, and of Princess “Scota”, a daughter of Egyptian Pharaoh “Cincris” or “Achencres”.
Scythia was the name given by much later Greek writers to the area north of the Black Sea between the Carpathian Mountains and the Don River, in what is now Moldova, the Ukraine and eastern Russia. Scythians kept large herds of horses, cattle, and sheep, and were famed for their horsemanship and skill as archers. The Scythians had developed a rich and sophisticated civilization by 4000 BC, as evidenced by bronze and gold objects of mesmerizing technical and artistic skill, found in the recently excavated, opulent tombs of their kings and nobles:
The most detailed accounts of King Fenius of Scythia, his son Niul and his grandson Gael come from the “Foras Feasa Ar Éirinn”, known in English as the History of Ireland, written by the Gaelic scholar Seatrún Céitinn, D.D. sometime prior to 1640 AD:
When Fenius became King of Scythia, he was determined to become acquainted with the various languages that had sprung up after the confusion of tongues that, according to Biblical tradition, had taken place long before at the Tower of Babel in Sumeria. He sent seventy-two of his court scholars to the various countries on the three continents of the world that were known to be inhabited, and charged them to remain abroad for seven years, so that each of them might learn the language of the country in which he stayed. At the end of seven years, they returned to Scythia and to King Fenius, who then established a school for the teaching of languages.
Upon hearing of this school, King Ninus of Sumeria [ancient Babylonia] summoned Fenius and his scholars to the capitol city of Ninevah. Fenius obeyed the summons of King Ninus, his overlord, and journeyed to Ninevah, together with his scholars and a large number of the youth of Scythia, leaving his eldest son Neanuall to rule Scythia in his absence. At the command of King Ninus, Fenius established schools for the teaching of the various languages at a city called Eathena on the Plain of Seanair near Ninevah. The three senior sages who presided over these schools were Fenius from Scythia, Gaedheal from Greece, and Iar from Judea.
It was about this time that Niul, a son of Fenius, was born at Eathena. Feinius remained in charge of the schools at Eathena for many years in order that this son Niul might become a scholar of languages. Then, after twenty years at Eathena, Fenius returned to Scythia, re-established the schools there and appointed his friend and associate Gaedheal to take charge of them. King Fenius also commissioned Gaedheal to formalize and record the language of the Scythians. It is after Gaedheal that the Scythian language was named “Gaeilge” [also known as Gaelic].
The origins of the name Gaedheal [also spelled as “Gael”] have been disputed among scholars for hundreds of years. Becanussaid that it derived from the words “goedin”, meaning “noble”, and “uile”, meaning “all”, that is “all noble”, or from the Hebrew word “gadhal”, meaning “great”, because Gaedheal was great in learning, wisdom and languages. However, Gaelic tradition holds that “Gaedheal” derives from the two words “gaoith”, meaning “wise”, and “dhil”, meaning “loving”, that is “lover of wisdom”.
Fenius ruled Scythia for twenty-two years after his return from the Plain of Seanair. At the point of death, he bequeathed the sovereignty of Scythia to his eldest son Neanull, and left to his younger son Niul only what profit he could derive from the schools for sciences and languages.
Prince Niul ran his schools in Scythia for a long time, during which his fame for knowledge and wisdom spread throughout the nations of the world. Because of Niul’s great renown as a scholar and teacher, Pharaoh “Cincris” of Egypt sent envoys to him, inviting him to Egypt to teach the sciences and languages to the youth of Egypt. Niul accepted the invitation and sailed to Egypt with Pharaoh’s envoys.
The name “Cincris” does not appear in any of the known king lists of Egypt. “Cincris” could have been the name of one of the rulers of a Nile Delta nome [province] or the name of one of the Hyksos pharaohs [who the Egyptians called “hequa khasut” or “rulers from foreign lands”], for which written records are scarce. One of the known Hyksos pharaohs of the 15th Dynasty, which is believed to have ruled from the city of Avaris in the Nile Delta from around 1663 BC to 1555 BC, was named Khyan (“Xian” in Greek), who was also called “Great Hyksos”. It is possible that “Cincris” is a variant of “Cian Groi” [Khyan the Great] or “Cian nGriosach” [Khyan of the Hot Ashes]. Pharaoh Khyan was likely ruler of Lower Egypt when the Minoan Empire and much of the eastern Mediterranean basin were destroyed by the cataclysmic volcanic eruption of the Minoan island of Thera in 1628 BC. It is also possible that “Cincris” was not a person’s name, but rather an archaic translation of the Greco-Egyptian word “pharaoh”, which literally meant “great house”. Another possibility is that the pharaoh being referred to was “Achencres”, the Greek spelling for Pharaoh Akhenaten.
Pharaoh “Cincris” gave the land called Campus Circit [also known as Capacyront] beside the Red Sea to Prince Niul. Pharaoh also gave his daughter “Scota” in marriage to Niul. The name “Scota” is not an Egyptian name, but a very much later Latin name meaning “mother of the Scotii”, because the inhabitants of Ireland were called “Scotii” by the Romans. After Niul married “Princess Scota”, he established schools at Campus Circit for teaching science and various languages. It was there that “Scota” gave birth to a son, whom Niul named Gael [also spelled “Gaedheal”] , after his old friend and teacher.
Sometime after the birth of Gael, Moses and the children of Israel escaped from Pharaoh’s bondage, marched to the shore of the Red Sea and made camp near Campus Circit. When Niul heard of this, he went to meet with them and to find out who they were. At the outpost of their encampment, he met Aaron, the brother of Moses, who related to him the story of the children of Israel, and of Moses, and of the miracles that God had wrought against Pharaoh. Niul and Aaron entered into an alliance and friendship with one another, and Niul offered him whatever corn and means he had to assist them. Then Niul went back to his own people, and told them that the children of Israel were nearby, and about all that had befallen them.
That same night, as Gael was swimming, a venomous serpent bit him on the neck. Some say that it was from the desert that the serpent came, and that it bit Gael while he slept. In either case, he was soon at the point of death. Niul took the dying Gael to Moses. Moses prayed to God, and applied the rod given to Moses by God upon the wound, and thus healed Gael. Moses then said that, in whatever place that the issue of Gael would settle, no serpent would ever have venom. According to Gaelic tradition, Gael was thereafter called Gaedheal Glas because of the green scar that remained on his neck. Others state that Moses had placed around the neck of Gael a locket with the green bracelet that Moses had worn on his own arm, and that it was from this bracelet that he was thereafter called Gaedheal Glas. At that time, each chieftain wore such a bracelet on his arm as a mark of his tribal supremacy. Still others assert that he was called Gaedheal Glas after the grey-blue colour of his weapons and armour.
Later, Niul told Moses that Pharaoh “Cincris” was very angry with him for having welcomed the children of Israel and for having offered them assistance. Niul feared the wrath of Pharaoh. Moses offered to take Niul and his people along with the children of Israel to the land promised to Moses by God, and to provide for them a share of that land, or to help Niul seize Pharaoh’s fleet so that Niul and his people could flee Egypt by sea. Niul accepted the latter offer, and a thousand armed men were sent with him to seize Pharaoh’s ships. Niul and his people embarked upon them and beheld the events of the following day, namely the parting of the Red Sea before Moses and the children of Israel, and then its closing back upon Pharaoh and his army of sixty thousand foot soldiers and fifty thousand horse soldiers, drowning them all. Niul, having witnessed the death of Pharaoh and his host, returned to Campus Circit, since he no longer feared Pharaoh’s retribution.
Some time afterwards, Niul died, and Gael and his mother took possession of the lands at Campus Circit. Later, a son was born to Gael, whom he named Easru, and some time after that, a son was born to Easru, whom he named Sru, and they remained on their lands at Campus Circit. As for the Egyptians, Pharaoh “Intuir” had assumed sovereignty over Egypt after the drowning of Pharaoh “Cincris”. When Pharaoh Intuir and the Egyptians had restored their army and strength, they rekindled their enmity against the descendants of Niul. They made war upon them, and drove them from Egypt.
Thomas Walsingham agreed with this account in “Upodigma”, where he said: “When the Egyptians had been drowned, the portion of the inhabitants who lived after them expelled a certain Scythian nobleman who dwelt amongst them, lest he might assume sovereignty over them.”
The descendants of Gael and “Scota” fled Egypt, and embarked upon a long oddessy that, over the succeeding generations, would take them from Egypt, first to Candia [ancient Crete], then back to their ancestral homeland of Scythia, then to sail the Caspian Sea for several years, then to Getulia [ancient Libya], then to Galicia [northwestern Spain], then back to Scythia, then back to Egypt again where another “Scota”, a daughter of Pharaoh “Nectanebus”, would marry the Gael’s leader Míl [Milesius], then to the islands of Irena and Gothia, then back to Galicia, and finally on to the conquest of Ireland, the promised land of the Gaels, under the leadership of the sons of Míl and their mother, the second “Scota”.
There is recent speculation that the first “Scota” may have been the daughter of the “heretic” Pharaoh Akhenaten and Queen Nefertiti.
According to Lorraine Evans, in her book “Kingdom of the Ark”, Princess Merytaten, a daughter of Akhenaten and Nefertiti, may have taken Gael as her husband after the death of Pharaoh Smenkhkare. This Scota and her husband were reported to have fled Egypt and eventually to have sailed to Britain, where the wrecks of two Egyptian ships, discovered near Hull in 1937 AD, have been radio-carbon-dated to the period 1400 BC to 1350 BC.
According to the “Scotichronicon”, written around 1435 AD by Walter Bower, the Abbot of Inchcolm Abbey in Scotland: “In ancient times, Scota, the daughter of pharaoh, left Egypt with her husband Gaythelos by name and a large following. For they had heard of the disasters which were going to come upon Egypt, and so through the instructions of the gods they fled from certain plagues that were to come. They took to the sea, entrusting themselves to the guidance of the gods”… “After sailing for many days over the sea with troubled minds, they were finally glad to put their boats in at a certain shore because of bad weather.” Bower went on the relate that the “certain shore” was in the north of Britain, and that Scota and Gaythelos and their followers eventually settled in what is now Scotland for a while, until being forced to flee to Ireland. The original source for Bower’s account of Scota and Gaythelos may have been the “World Chronicle” compiled by the Roman writer Eusebius of Caesarea around 320 AD, based upon the earlier “History of Egypt” compiled by the Greek writer Euhemerus around 300 BC.
The magickal mystical metaphysical realm of knowledge and lore remains either wholly underground and shroud in concealed mystery or else left to the contemporary public “New Age” movement to become the “straw man” fallacy to those who have failed to understand the true legacy that is deeply embedded within. . . This current excerpt is from the “Book of Elven-Faerie” (2006, Joshua Free), which Mardukite Chamberlains currently recognize as the revised volume: Druids of the Necronomicon – Secrets of Elves, Dragon Kings & Scions of the Anunnaki by Joshua Free available from the Mardukite Truth Seeker Press in both paperback and limited hardcover editions. Druids of the Necronomicon – Secrets of the Elven-Faerie, Dragon Kings & Scions of the Anunnaki by Joshua Free Throughout the Dark Ages, the persecution of magick drove its beliefs, practices and practitioners out of public sight. The remaining magickal blood and lineage was then split in two. One group went into the deep woods where these Nature-oriented shamanic-like people could maintain the ‘folk-witch’ traditions in secret. On the other hand magick was also carried by an elitist group that maintains a better known chain of secret societies that coexist with mortal society and play an important role, while at the same time existing almost independently and ‘above’ that same society. I am referring to that Elven-Ffayrie branch of Illuminoids and Masons.The ‘secret society’ (Elven Council) of the Dark Ages did not exist with the same societal role as in the Age of Faerie, nor do people see it as very significant today. The lineage has also fallen along the way and continues to be removed from the original Elven-Ffayrie race. It has endured its own evolution and so its members remain today, reconstructionists. ‘Distant descendants’ with ‘mystical inclinations’ who were not actively a part of the ‘pureblood lineages’ that ruled these secret societies for thousands of years, have and continue to be granted membership ‘on-commitment.’ This occurs (or has occurred in the past) when an organization’s membership is on the decline. Just as the Danubian Drwyds broadened their restrictions when they were in danger of losing their tradition and culture, the Freemasons do so today. Between the Ancient Drwyds and the neo-Druids, there stands a long lineage of Masonic organizations, each claiming to have a secret knowledge about our history, as well as practical metaphysical lore. Nearly all secret, mystical and magickal cabals and sects have at one time been incorporated into this story and have common ground. We can assume from the Elven Histories that after its ‘star origins,’ the magickal tradition mainly emerged from the Mediterranean/Mesopotamian region forming a delta of Sumerian, Greek and Egyptian traditions sharing the name, “Hermetics.” This original ‘Hermetic Tradition,’ is what modern occultists can trace their varying ‘secret traditions’ back to, making it an archetype for all magickal systems. As a result of the knowledge migrating across Europe, different factions began to emerge in different times and under different regional nationalities.The Dagon of the Nile region (Africa) is one such tribe that came from Sumeria around the time the Tuatha D’Anu were leaving to move across Aeurope to the West, among others. The great cataclysm that must have dispatched so many people in so many different directions has only been speculated as the ‘Black Sea Flood’ or ‘Fall of Atlantis.’ These Dagons possessed ‘star knowledge’ from the Sirius system and another Nile tribe, the Nubians, had an obscure knowledge (reminiscent of the Sumerian Ubaid) that was set down in the Book of Khemet, more commonly known as the Egyptian Book of the Dead. Those familiar with my prior work, Merlyn’s Magick should notice the connection here concerning Egypt. The knowledge of the tribes is believed to not have originated with the Egyptians and Sumerians themselves, but to have been taught be an inter-stellar ‘star-race.’ In writing these words I am reminded of the work of Zecharia Sitchen, who I have not personally referenced but who, I am told, has produced thousands of pages of good research material that would support the Elven Histories.The elitest practitioners of Modern Hermetics trace some of their lore and tradition to the Gnostics. Gnosticism was the highest religion of the Hermetic-Delta until the arrival of the Roman Empire. After this, the tradition is developed in Western Aeurope where it is maintained by the Celtic Druids of the La Tene culture until it is finally pushed to the very shores of the ocean and its islands as well as the Northern-Hyperborean reaches of the European mainland. Finally it is forced underground, but it is certainly not obliterated. The tradition is split in two between the secret mystics in the woods and the paladin-rangers who rise up against the Crusades, naming themselves the ‘Cathar’ and ‘Knights Templar’ (Mergovian Knights of the Temple) who were pledged to uphold the legacy and culture of the ‘True Church,’ which had descended from Hermetic-Gnosticism and was no longer being upheld in Rome.In the late 1500s, a member of the mystic tradition who was in service as Wizard to Queen Elizabeth I, discovered, was taught, or carried an obscure branch of Ancient Hermetic Tradition. John Dee was able to access the Otherworld with the aid of a young alchemist/seer named Edward Kelley. The system of magick they channeled changed the nature of the philosophical Gnostic form of Hermetics into an elitist ceremonial ‘Enochian Tradition,’ clearly related to Enoch. It is very similar in nature to the ceremonialism of the Sumerian/Babylonian styled magick that is recorded on tablets or demonstrated in Simon’s Necronomicon. While I make a comprehensive investigation of these connected but separate systems in Merlyn’s Magick, several fundamental ideas seem to overlap specifically in the Elven Histories. I do suggest that Renaissance and Medieval sorcery should only be studied, rarely, if ever, used.Donald Tyson, a modern Wizard and author adept in the history and use of Enochian practices, has suggested that the Enochian system might hold the ‘key to the apocalypse,’ in his book Tetragrammaton. Both the Gnostic-Enochian system and the Hebrew-Sumerian mythos suggest that there is a gate or seal protecting this world from a malignant force kept “outside” (or if it is not evil, of a chaotic nature that would be disruptive to the existence of the world as we know it.) Gerald and Betty Schueler, in their Advanced Guide to Enochian Magick have suggested that the Enochian system was indeed the magick of the Necronomicon. In the case of the Necronomicon itself, it is written that the book is to be left to the Wizards of Men and Elves as a means to keep the energy current of the ‘Ancient Ones’ out of our time-space and sealed behind the ‘Gate of the Elder Gods.’ Such would make this the magick of Enki, creator of the Human Hybrids, and that would make the magick of the Enochian Tradition kept secret by the Hebrew Kabbalists, descended from the Enoch-Cano line. Enoch is reported in the Holy Bible as being the offspring of Cain. No matter what way you look at it, the Enochian and Cthonic systems seem inappropriate for use (but not necessarily study) by Humans or even naïve Elves.The knight-ranger lineage became the Illuminoids who inspired the Masonic Traditions today. The other arm, the Mystics, became the Rosicrucians, ‘Mystics of the Rose-Cross.’ Illuminoid Masons and Rosicrucians who were more interested in the magickal aspects of the Hermetic tradition formed the “Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn,” or “GD.” This was an elitist and secret organization up until the publication of a version (or interpretation) of the system by Aleister Crowley. This was later clarified and republished in the authentic Golden Dawn format by Israel Regardie. Crowley was a ‘protestant’ and left with the teachings of the Golden Dawn to form his own Masonic organization, “OTO,” the “Ordo Templi Orientis.”The neo-Druids (and neo-Masons for that matter) emerged into the public eye in the year 1717 in England. In terms of a true lineage traced on paper, this is where most of the modern traditions and organizations can truly be traced. Only after the end of the Dark Ages do both the ‘Ancient Order of Druids’ and the ‘Ancient Order of Freemasonry’ publicly emerges in England. From there they spread across the word in some revival form. Many scholars viewed (and continue to view) these reconstructionists as completely without grounds and call(ed) them frauds. This continued through much of the 1900s as well, and although allegedly having past through an era of “Enlightenment,” Humans have still been subjected to the same ignorance. Both the Renaissance era and the modern “New Age” saw a revival in the examination of old ideas forgotten and repressed.
The solitary folk and family traditions did not have the same ties to the more organized revivals throughout the Dark Ages and after. In addition, it has only been for the last hundred years that the folk-hereditary magickal practitioners have had access to neo-Druidry, and the GD Ceremonialism of Medieval and Renaissance sorcery. This fueled the emergence of “Wicca” in the modern “New Age.” For the first time in over a thousand years, a mystical Nature-oriented religion could exist in the public eye. This new Keltoi-Norse eclectic Faerie Tradition was published openly and maintains organizations with open membership and access to all information and lore. It is particularly useful for those who do not already have some kind of access to the magickal tradition by blood lineage and heredity for themselves (independent of an instructor.) This could be interpreted as somewhat dangerous.