Flying Saucer In Ancient Orient - An Enigma of Winged Sun Disk
By Yusuke J. Matsumura
From Summer-Autumn 1962 2nd Issue of BROTHERS
History tells truth, and truth creates genuine history. If mankind has an antiquity, flying saucers also should have their antiquity. The thorough study proved the evidence of the visits made by other flesh in the earliest days as back as thousands and thousands years, even before the history of earth began and there found the glorious footprints of the Flying Saucers.
We think that "knowledge of history" is knowledge of significance of existence no matter what it may be. If they should not be possessed by any prejudice against true history but receive straight forwardly anything as it is, none of the contemporaries that amount to more than 2,900,000,000 would not deny that Brothers from outer space aviation devices.
Out of the silent sculptures of the ancient ruins or the clay and stone inscriptions in the earliest days after laboriously deciphered, the historical relationship between Brothers and the ancient people has been made clear.
The theme of this treatise is the study of the human history in which Flying Saucers had much to do with our forefathers and it is the work to be solved by a civilized society itself in the twentieth century. Whether human beings may be able to live up to the glory of the heaven or they must heave a sigh in the fathom of darkness--this has been a problem of choice for us to make since the ancient days.
People must have been agonized at the crossroad. We cannot investigate things of the ancient days without-coming across the sagas of monstrous animals and heroes to destroy them, which are common to every race of the world.
Not missing this important key point, we have applied ourselves throwing light of cosmic elucidation upon archaeological materials dug out so far, and it is strange that we have found the modern time coming out more vividly than the ancient days. The ancient monsters which had deprived man of his humanity are still living today. What covers righteousness from us? It is a liberator that men taken in prison have been seeking earnestly for.
Free from any conventional religious sect or school, and from quite a novel point of view, we have come face to face with the door of the ancient ORIENT with a key of elucidation any historian has never tried. What do you think we have found inside the door? It is the splendour of cosmos and the assistance of Flying Saucers and strictness itself that we cannot escape in the endless evolution of mankind.
If man fails to keep up with the true "transition of history," his society will fall a prey to monsters and if he is alert to righteousness, true humanity will be recovered.
(1) RECORD OF ANCIENT
Flying Saucers, the study of which is more interesting theme to us than anything else, are being witnessed in every part of the world almost every day and very night. Just take a look at the reports by CBA and you will be astonished to know how they are wonderful. How had been those phenomena especially in the ancient time, before the case of Kenneth Arnold, June 24, 1947? And perhaps you will be interested in interrelation between their image that came out at the sight of Flying Saucers and ours.
History has been delivered to us through archives, sculptures, frescoes and the like. Here we have picked up among numerous archaeological materials and art works the most valuable ones to investigate how deeply the ancient races including those who had lived in the ancient Orient, Chinese, Egyptians and Aliens were interested in various matters of the space. We shall classify the forms of those Flying Saucers with reference to the images the ancient people pictured when they saw them.
(A) IN THE FORM OF WHEEL
In the Papyri of the ancient Egypt are written the following event which took place under the reign of Thuthmosis ?(circa 1504-1405 B.C.).
“At six o'clock, one day in the third winter months, in the year 22, the scholars of the House of Life happened to see a wheel of flame coming down in the sky. It had no head whatever, the fuselage about 50 meters long, and it was giving out a very bad smell.
They lay on their stomachs horrified to see the wheel of flame staying silently in the sky. They hurried to their king to report it. He ordered them to check things up, and he himself was meditating over everything that was in the papyrus scroll in the House of Life.
A few days later, look! there came more and more wheels of flame. They gave out intenser beam than the Sun. How mighty the wheels appeared to them! His corps witnessed the wheels with their king amidst them. It happened after supper. Those wheels of flame rose high up in the sky flying away to the south, and then fish and vapour fell down from the sky.
It was surprising enough for Egyptians to see such a thing as they had never had such a strange experience since the beginning of Egypt. Therefore, the king sprinkled perfume in incense burners to pacify people's excitement. ”
Here we shall slow you another example from the Hindu classics: At dawn when Puspaka drew out the celestial car given by Vivishand, Rama was ready to leave. This self-moving car was enormously big and beautifully painted. The two storyed car had several compartments with so many windows and were adorned with flags and colours. Flying in the sky, it gave out a harmonious sound. The above mentioned event of the archive written in the old Hindustani language had been translated into the present Hindustani language long before airplanes we today appeared in the world.
Another Hindustani archive written in the year 500 B.C., has the following section: Phawan, king of Ceylon, inflicted serious damages upon his enemy from the sky, until at last he was caught and his craft was seized by Pham Chandra, commander of the Hindustani army, who made a triumphant return to the capital in the northern district of India.
Again here is a much intenser myth which gave another example of Flying Saucers' appearance: Indora, Vedic god who presides over the middle realm, used to ride on horse back in an aristocratic manner better than any other Vedic deities of Brahminism. Granted with cosmic power by his Superior's will, conquered the Evil Dragon Viltra whose meaning is a super power to cover or blockade the universe, driving his carriage throughout the sky. Reading the above records, we can get a glimpse of human history of how much it has had to do with the wheels running through the air.
You can also find the record of a kind in Wen Hien Tsung Kwao Encyclopaedeia edited by the Ma Tsuanling Publishing Corporation saying that a comet-like substance was seen for two months in the era of the Former Han in the year 12B.C. There is another wheel of flame reported just in the Chinese way in the “Picture Dictionary of Foreign Affairs ” compiled in 1932. It says that the wheels were attached to the coach at the angle of degrees toward the movement direction, quite different from those of ordinary carriages. A unique energy starting is hinted in the picture. It is said that a kind of vehicle called kiryao available in the era of Yin was a whire speckled animal-shaped flying device whose mane was red, eyes were gold head looked like that of a rooster. It is said that if a man ride on its back he will live for 1,000 years. “The Book of the Mountains and the Seas,” one of the famous Chinese muthical storis, tells that an androgyne who had only one arm and three eyes flew in a flying vehicle to the far away countries on the wind.
Here are some excerpts also from the Bible; “And it came to pass, when they were gone over, that Elijah said unto Elisha, Ask what I shall do for thee, before I be taken away from thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me. ”(? Kings 2:9)
“And he said, Thou hast asked a hard thing : nevertheless, if thou see me when I am taken from thee, it shall be so unto thee; but if not, it shall not be so.”(ibid 2:10)
“And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.”(ibid 2:12)
“And Elisha saw it, and he cried, My father, my father, the chariot of Isra-el, and horsemen thereof! And he saw him no more; and he took hold of his own clothes, and rent them in two pieces. ”(ibid 2:12)
“And I turned, and lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and, behold there came four chariots out from behind two mountains; (Zechariah 6:1)
“In the first chariot were red horses; and in the second chariot black horses,”(ibid 6:2)
“And in the third chariot white horses; and in the fourth chariot grisled and bay horses.”(ibid 6:3)
“And Elisha prayed, and said, Lord, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the Lord opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw; and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.”(? Kings 6:17)
“Behold, he shall come up as clouds, and his chariots shall be as a whirl-wind: his horses are swifter than eagles. Woe unto us!! for we are spoiled. ”(Jeremiah 4:13)
The European people regarded the sun disk as a glorious loop running through the air, which resulted in the events of the garlands of May Day, playing flame-lops or throwing burning loops on the slope. The “Grand Soiar Ring” which is told in Buddhism stands for the sun himself. The thought of a ring remained us of movement, i.e., that of a circular substance rolling. The reason our forefathers figured out the sun to be a ring is as follows;
(1) The disk they saw looked as if it were the sun himself or its flash is more dizzily than the sun.
(2) The disk which was presumably mistaken for the sun flew round its own orbit similar to that of the sun.
In a word, their reverence for the sun must have them to the conception that the sun, a celestial body, was a moving wheel. That is, they held this conception not only from a point of view that the sun moves round the globe but also the sun often flew here and there over the ground deviating from his orbit.
(B) IN THE FORM OF SHIP
The ancient people pictured the sun disk, i.e., a flying saucer in the form of a ship, too. We shall slow you some records.
In the sky above Lanupia 160 miles away from Rome a clear-cut “fleet”was observed in 170B.C.
Also in the year 214 B.C. a substance looking like a vessel was seen over Rome. In the year 222 B.C. a huge luminous body flashed everywhere on Limini Island in the Adriatic Sea as if was in the daytime. Then three moons rose altogether in the heavenly space as wide as one fouth of the sky. That was neither illusion of the moon nor aurora.
In the year 216 B.C., somewhere in Italy something like a boat appeared in the sky. In Sardinia when a knight was on guard at his position of the castle tarret, the club in his hand was set afire suddenly, the river banks also set afire, gleaming and the sun was dimmed.
At Farrelis in Etrea, the sky was split in two, and also in Capria the heaven was covered with flame, there was seen something like a boat.
In the “Book of the Secular World” and the “Book of Gate,” papyri of the ancient Egypt, flying saucers were described as boats of the sun, which gave a religious imagination that Ra, Sun God, sailed on the waters of the dark river of the nether world from West to East during the nighttime.
The sculptures of the “boat of the sun” are found on the rock surfaces and great stone tombs everywhere in Egypt, Ireland, Britannia, and Sweden. Our image of a boat is a vessel which sailes on the waters. What does it mean that a boat came to be associated with the sun? According to the prevailing theory, the spirits of the dead were supposed to be embarked in a boat of the “Sun God” for another word to travel across the wilderness of waters.
We shall hereby direct a spotlight at something hidden behind in the background.
(1) The “boat of the sun”is by no means an ordinary maritime device for transportation. Consequently we can surmise it was not a boat to sail on the seas but one that flew in the space ····space in the metaphorical meaning as it was interpreted into the “sea” because the “space” and “sea” were considered to have the common substantiality. From another point of view the following theory will be available that the ancient people looked upon the space as of denser extention than the sea.
(2) The sun above the boat, as found in the old sculptures, means not only its destination bound for the sun but also the symbolization of the boat's guidance of men as was imagined on the ground that it was as bright as the sun.
(3) The sun depicted above a boat or a board apparently looking like the deck implied source of power. Therefore, it wouldn't be unreasonable for us to imagine that they were much interested in the energy of Flying Saucers of luminous bodies which gave out as powerful gleam as the sun or many times fold as dizzling as the sun light.
(4) On the wall paintings possessed by the York Meteorogical Observatory are seen a boat of the sun, around which are strewn bubble-like dots probably standing for the stars. Perhaps this is a depiction of a space ship sailing amid the galactic universe.
(5) The round sun-like body is presumed to be the Sun-God who represented the sun.
Through the testimony of the above-mentioned data, you will see how the ancient people were devoted to the worship of the sun and what meaning lay dormant at the basis of such emotion.
The earliest noblemen of the Egyptian dynasties who were proud enough to pretend themselves to be the Son of the Sun, as is shown in the Egyptian wall paintings, were earnestly desired that, tracing their ancestors' records and looking up to Brothers or deities from other planets they should have had happiness to get in a boat of the sun if it had come down again.
Later it developed to take the shape of a faith which was connected with the worship of the sun to let them in immortality of soul and pine for coming back to the sun after their death. Thus their idea to picture the sun alone was transgressing to another idea that deities of the heaven themselves drove the boat or wheel with a sun disk or a round celestial body on board. Only because a sun disk or a round celestial body, though it did not matter in the least if it took quite a different shape from time to time, was the Sun-God himself, it was worshipped as the boat manned by the deities who had attained the highest evolution. Most of those theories have confirmed that, of all the forms of sun disks, an image having the Sun-God aboard a ship or on wheels was the most improved one.
(C) IN THE FORM OF WING
Now that we have studied Flying Saucers figured out by the ancient people as a boat or a wheel, we must notice that another form of simile necessarily follows. We think they must have compared a Flying Saucer to a wing because it seemed flying with its wings spread out to the full extent. More properly than wheel or a boat does a wing represent the general idea of two phases, namely, (1) Take off from the globe, and (2) Aviation in the space.
In the year 106 B.C., a monster bird flew about over Rome setting houses on fire. In the year 393 under the reign of Theodosius a strange sign appeared in the sky and it seemed as if a pigeon were suffering.
A Hindustani epic Rama-Yana says that a flying object called Vimana was once used as an aviation device to make a long distance flight in India untold centuries ago. We can see, also in some Chinese drawings, some queer looking man flying on a bird. The figures of disks carved on 2,600 slates were discovered in Mexico are unique. They are of a circle bearing two wings extend both on the right and left sides, and that they have wings of a butterfly though other disks found elswhere have those of a bird. Disks are found drawn also on the hind walls in the funeral room of Haffept, ancient Egyptian queen. Besides these are innumerable examples through the world. Sun disks were reportedly found in Assyria, Babylonia, Greece, China, India, etc., unknown centuries ago, whose people must have been greatly surprised to see that those Flying Saucers were manoeuvring quite freely in the sky without supports whatsoever.
The association of the sky and wings brought forth the winged-disks. Even today we often hear of a phrase, “The universe is something like a bird,” and much more our ancestors must have sensed this theme keenly.
The wall sculpture of Ahuramazda, Persian God, is perhaps a legacy of the typical winged sun disks preserved carefully until today. It is what is called the wall scalpture of Vehistone. It stands halfway of Visitum, 4,000ft. in height, at the edge of the mountain range which surrounds the east sector of the Kerumansha plain, Iran. It was investigated by Lorlingson, an Englishman, in 1837 to 1847, and by the members of the British Museum in 1904. It is believed that, right after the suppression of Persian King Darius?over his rebel army, he had the image of a sun disk carved in memory of his success, and that it was blessed by Ahuramazda, God of the HEAVEN.
A generally understood theory makes it clear that the figure of the sun disk is partly of a God and partly of a bird. However, if you check it up more closely, you will be aware of the following matters:
(1) The divine image of Ahuramazda, though apparently he has wings himself, he is only driving sun disk, an aviation device in the space.
(2) He graps the controlling ring in the front section of the sun disk, which tells it was a Flying Saucer.
(3) In the image are carved ambiguous legs, which explicitly shows not only a birds legs but also those of Flying Saucer.
Mazda which stands for “Shining” helped King Darius conquer his enemies because he was free from malice, nor subject to deception and wrong doings. You can see on the wall an inscription saying, “I am neither a malicious ruler nor a monarch. I have never persecuted anyone but a deceptive one to anyone but a fair and righteous fair and righteous monarch. I have never persecuted anyone, nobleman or slave, and I have appreciate those who had helped the dynasty prosper and have punished those who had done harm to it. Whoever investigates it in the future shall remember that it is an infallible record. ”
What shall write in next number about the most historically important and fundamental meaning and circumstance that this winged sun disk brought us and reference of how mankind came to settle on the earth after Paradise Lost.
(D) IN THE FORM OF CLOUD “”
Now, in the civilization of the twentieth century, we have witnessed some space ships looking something like clouds and have left their photos on record. We shall pick up some of the olden records in this category:
“I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and, came to the ancients of days, and they brought him near before him” (Daniel 7:13)
“Yet in this thing ye did not believe the Lord your God, Who went in the way before you, to search you out a place to pitch your tents in, in fire by night, to show you by what way ye should go, and in a cloud by day.” (Deuteronomy 1:32:-33)
“These words the Lord spake unto all your assembly in the mount out of the midst of the fire, of the cloud, and of the thick darkeness, with a great voice; and he added no more. And he wrote them in two tables of stone, and delivered them unto me.” (Deuteronomy 5:22)
“And the Lord said unto Moses, Lo, I come unto thee in a thick cloud, that the people may hear when I speak with thee, and believe thee for ever. And Moses told the words of the people unto the Lord.”(Exodus 19:9)
“And Moses drew near unto the thick darkness where God was.”(Exodus 20:21)
“And when the cloud was taken up from the tabernacle, the after that the children of Israel journeyed: and in the place where the cloud abords, there the children of Israel pitched their tents. ”(Numbers 9:17)
“And they will tell it the inhabitants of this land: for they have heard that thou Lord art among this people, that thou Lord art seen face to face, and that thou goest before them, by daytime in a pillar of a cloud, and in a pillar of fire by night. ” (Numbers14:14)
“In the daytime also he led them with a cloud, and all the night with a light of fire.”(Psalms 78:14)
“Which he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my behold Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.”(Matthew 17:5)
“And when he had spoken those things, while they behold, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.”(Acts 1:9)
“And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;”(Acts 1:10)
“Which also said, ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.”(Acts 1:11)
“Who are these that fly as a cloud, and as the doves to their windows? ”(Isaiah 60:8)
When we read these records in the Holy Bible, we feel as if we went back to the days that the things took place. The fleet of space ships which we photographed again and again above the Seto Inland Sea in the air liner bound for Kyushu exactly matches the expression of “thick clouds.”
It is quite understandable that even the ancient people took the space ships beclouded with that wonderful atmosphere for clouds.