Priest of Aaron
Who were the first Shamans?
The first Shaman's appeared in the Tigris, Mesopotamia area. These people evolved separately from the other two main species of humans, in old accounts by the other humanoids they were called the Gods, the Giants, the Watchers and the Nephilim. They were actually Neanderthals, see the Holy Grail article for more details.
These Shamans had a dream culture which was when spirituality was first being discovered.
All religions are based around seven different things:
Most religions are a good mix of all of them. The evolutionary origin of religions refers to the emergence of religious behaviour during the course of human evolution. When humans first became religious remains unknown, but there is credible evidence of religious behaviour from the Middle Palaeolithic era (300-500 thousand years ago) and possibly earlier.
During human evolution, the hominid brain tripled in size, peaking 500,000 years ago. Much of the brain's expansion took place in the neocortex. This part of the brain is involved in processing higher order cognitive functions that are necessary for human religiosity. The neocortex is responsible for self consciousness, language and emotion. The relative neocortex size of any species correlates with the level of social complexity of the particular species. The neocortex size correlates with a number of social variables that include social group size and complexity of mating behaviours. In chimpanzees the neocortex occupies 50% of the brain, whereas in modern humans it occupies 80% of the brain.
Robin Dunbar thinks that the critical event in the evolution of the neocortex took place in archaic homo sapiens about 500 thousand years ago. His study indicates that only after the speciation event is the neocortex sufficiently large enough to process complex social phenomena such as language and religion. The study is based on a regression analysis of neocortex size plotted against a number of social behaviours of living and extinct hominids.
So what could have caused this expansion?
This first occurred when our early ancestors discovered 'magic' mushrooms. They produce similar hallucinogenic-type effects to LSD when you eat them. The most common form is a species called psilocybe semilanceata or ‘liberty cap’, while the other more potent variety is amanita muscaria or ‘fly agaric’.
Our ancestor would have come across these and other types of psychoactive as they were foraging for food. At first they won't have made the connection to the effects and what they just ate, however once they did, you can be sure they would have decided to worship these divine fungi. Evidence of this still remains today in our current religions, myths and traditions.
Toad stools and stories of pixies and fairies in the woods are in our tales and myths. And of course the whole Christmas traditions were first found in Germanic and Scandinavian origins. The tribe spiritual leaders would go into the forests on their reindeer sleighs and collect the magic mushrooms. He or she would choose a tree in the Sun and as he/she picked the mushrooms would leave them to dry in a pine tree, while they carried on collecting more. On returning to the village they would call round to see everyone and give them the mushrooms for their special ceremonies. So right there we now know the origins of the Christmas tree with things decorating it and Santa, calling round with the gifts of mushrooms for the special occasion.
You can find sacred mushroom symbolism and images in all kinds of religious art. From paintings and stained glass windows in churches, to the vestments of priests and bishops.
These mushrooms would have given the consumer some amazing spiritual experiences, as anyone who has taken them will know. Of course I am not saying everyone should run out and try it. Eating mushrooms you find yourself can be fatal, there are a lot of poisonous ones out there.
So eventually their minds would expand over time and I do believe this is the missing link in human evolution.
A dream culture was set up around this, and the mind expanded massively, these early red headed Gods with their mushroom cults and secret teachings were the spiritual guides to the other humanoids, and were taken as the Priestly caste, and later became the Priests of Aaron, during the emergence of the Jewish religion. However slowly the other species were taking over and imposing restrictions on the knowledge, to gain power.
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Patriarchy tried to restrict the Neanderthal gene.
"Human societies everywhere on Earth have lived for thousands of years with gender roles. In fact humans have separated tasks between men and women ever since the stone age. Men went hunting or warring while women were gathering, taking care of the children or sewing clothes from animal skins. Hormones influence the specialisation of the brain. This is why men and women think and feel differently. Gender role division runs deep into our genes.
Gender equality is something that appeared in Northern Europe. Medieval Norse societies were already much more egalitarian, socially and sexually, than any other part of Europe at the time. Even though women's rights activism has now spread through most of the Western world and has reached other countries since (e.g. China, thanks to communism), the only societies where women can really aspire to act and be treated like the equal of men are only found in Nordic countries.
Now what is interesting is that Neanderthals did not practice gender role division, like Homo Sapiens. Both men and women went hunting together. Some specialists have argued that could be why Homo Sapiens ultimately got an advantage over Neanderthals, as women had spare time to make clothes, build tools or make pottery vessels, becoming technologically superior to their distant cousins.
If gender roles are genetically determined in modern humans, how come that out of all humans in the world some came to act differently, more like Neanderthals. Maybe a percentage of the Scandinavians have always behaved this way justly because they inherited the "gender equality" gene from Neanderthal. It does not mean at all that they are the modern Neanderthals, just that they inherited at least this gene. It only takes one accidental mating with a Neanderthal at one point to spread some of their genes through a Homo Sapiens population. If it is useful it is survive natural selection, even if only locally.
There is overwhelming evidence that modern humans inherited at least some genes from Neanderthal. Maybe that it less than 0.1% of our genome, but it is there. Blue eyes and red hair could very well have come from Neanderthal too. Why not the gender equality gene ? I am not even arguing the existence of such a gene. It is evident from the archeological evidence about the difference of lifestyle between Homo Sapiens and Neanderthal. It could not have been cultural. Some animals also have gene for gender equality (e.g. ducks), while others are genetically determined for role separation (e.g. lions).
Had gender equality been characteristic of many human societies on Earth for centuries, we could argue that the gene might have spread worldwide. However I think that this phenomenon is more limited to people of Scandinavian descent, who spread the gene through most of the Western world at varying levels with the Viking invasions. Gender equality is not so much cultural as genetic. Parts of Europe closely related to Scandinavia, be it the Baltic, the Netherlands or East England all have a higher tendency to gender equality. Conversely, the most genetically distant countries (Greece, Southern Italy) also have the most marked gender division."
MtDNA haplogroup H & U carry the Neanderthal gene which makes us want equality, this isn't a bad thing like he is trying to make out, it means we are balanced spiritual beings, and not half brained like the Cro-Magnon Patriarchal lot.
Feminism has been used against us though. Now instead of one parent working and another staying at home to look after the children and everything there, now both have to go out to work just to survive. Something went wrong somewhere, it has been used to create more working slaves, more stress, and less time for us to think and work on ourselves spiritually.
He also goes on to say "Neanderthal blood would have passed through y-haplogroup I. I2a2 being strong in the Balkans, this is where you should look. E-V13 replaced a lot of older I lineages in the southern Balkans, but did marry with native women of haplogroup U4, U5, H1, H3, etc. The same is true in North Africa. All native men of European descent have been killed or made not to pass their Y-DNA, but over half of maternal lineages in northern Morocco and north-west Algeria are of European descent. Neanderthal genes can pass just as well through mothers as fathers. Y-DNA is only one side of the story. "
They stopped Haplogroups J & I men from breeding, and that is why we they are so rare, and rh negs so rare, because they are the carriers of this blood.
The above is valuable research, it shows why Neanderthal men are so rare and have the Y DNA J and I, who were the Priests of Aaron, they were the shamans, the spiritual royalty, along with their mtDNA H and U wives.
Hugh Montgomery says:
"There are two Haplogroup J1 CMH lineages:
These are TRUE Priestly Jewish lineages
In “Cohen Modal Haplotype” (CMH) haplogroup J2
This is a Jewish lineage related to the CMH. There is no question J2 is Semitic and there is little question that it is Jewish -- though those who have it might not, today, be followers of the Jewish religion."
J2 info here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Y-chromosomal_Aaron
Source: Extended Y chromosome haplotypes resolve multiple and unique lineages of the Jewish Priesthood by M.F. Hammer, D.M. Behar, T.M. Karafet, F.L. Mendez, B. Hallmark, T. Erez, L.A. Zhivotovsky, S. Rosset, K. Skorecki, Hum Genet, published online 8 August 2009.
Southern J haplogroup and the northern I haplogroup both descended from IJ and are therefore closely related, closer in fact than either is to haplogroup R.
I and J are almost the same and at times the experts have difficulty in deciding whether a sample is one or the other.
They may also interchange.
Nevertheless the experts have decided to differentiate the two.
I is found in Scandinavia and North Germany as well as in the British Isles mainly in former Viking areas.
I is also found in Sardinia, and Croatia and elsewhere in the Balkans.
J is found amongst Arabs, Jews (ca.30%) and Mediterranean Peoples.
As we said I and J in some respects may be considered almost the same.
I is the oldest haplogroup in Europe...It is thought to have arrived from the Middle East as haplogroup IJ ....and developed into haplogroup I .. Nowadays haplogroup I accounts for 10 to 45% of the population in most of Europe. It is divided in four main subclades.
The Jewish or Aram Connection of I2* and I2?
Haplogroups I1 is associated with Northern Europe and I2 with the south.
I2* is close to the breakoff point with I1 and Ken Nordvedt suggests it may be specifically Jewish, Aramaic, or Hebraic.
Sasson Margaliot suggests all I2 may hail ultimately from Aram which he defines as Armenia, Georgia and Turkey.
This brings represented countries to: Iran, Georgia, Armenia, Turkey, Jordan. And as well we have Mediterranean examples from Greece to Iberia; eastern Europe, as well as western Europe. Only Scandinavia is very weak in representation. There is a strong Jewish cluster. Are most all I2* ultimately connected with various diasporas of the Jews? I don't know, but it is a possibility. Evidence in the negative is that variance ages for some clades of I2* look older than Jewish history.
If the Picts (also Britons) had really been related to the ancient Hebrews then they should exhibit either directly the same DNA haplogroup as the Jews/Hebrews (typical groups are "J", "J2", or "E3b", etc.) or more likely a typical "cousin" haplogroup - if they had been genetic cousins - and the closest is the "I" haplogroup and its derivatives ("I1b" and "I2b"). And indeed - the Clan Chieftains, those who claim, based on their traditions, their Pictish descent exhibit an unusually high percentage of "I1b" and "I2b" haplogroups, up to 20%, although their overall concentration in Scotland is rather low. The small overall percentage whould indicate a very ancient origin, "flooded" / "overwhelmed" in later centuries by the Gaelic, Viking, Norman, Danish, and Anglo-Saxon "invasion" (a mix of the "R1b", "R1a", "I", and "I1a" haplogroups).
Yet there is another factor which contributed to "blurring" the representative genetic map of the old Scotland - a massive emigration from the Highlands, especially the Chieftains and other nobility in an attempt to save their lives when the Clan systems was supposed to be "wiped out" - and the old Picts were especially the target. Why..?? They usually were the "carriers" of the old traditions of freedom in Scotland (Declaration of Arbroath, religious independence, etc. etc.).
"I2b1 (M223) has a peak in Germany and another in eastern Sweden, but also appears in Russia, Greece, Italy and around the Black Sea. Haplogroup I2b1 has been found in over 4% of the population only in Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, England (not including Wales or Cornwall), Scotland, and the southern tips of Sweden and Norway in Northwest Europe; the provinces of Normandy, Maine, Anjou, and Perche in northwestern France; the province of Provence in southeastern France; the regions of Tuscany, Umbria, and Latium in Italy; and Moldavia and the area around Russia's Ryazan Oblast and Republic of Mordovia in Eastern Europe. Of historical note, both haplogroups I1 and I2b appear at a low frequency in the historical regions of Bithynia and Galatia in Turkey, possibly descendants of the ancient Thracian tribes which are historically recorded to have immigrated to those parts of Anatolia from the Balkans (Mysians, Thyni, Bithyni and Phrygians)."
J2 and I2 are basically the same, and definitely come from the same Neanderthal roots, the very first shamans, spiritual royalty. The female lines are mtDNA H and U.
So dispite the disinformation about Neanderthals and them being extinct, they live on in us, all Europeans and some Asians carry their genes, and those from certain families who have kept their bloodline pure, are more so.
.. Tau Tia L Douglass OIO-KHTGP, CSsM&J.
This article was partly wrote Nov 2010, with new research added recently.
©Copyright Ordo Infinitus Orbis 10th November 2010