Years ago, Betty Andreasson Luca was given a little blue book, which she put on a closet shelf. It later disappeared. Early last October, when I was suffering through a health crisis, I came into contact with a little blue book. In a comment made after publication of my October 5 journal entry, I said that I would publish what I remembered of its contents. Subsequently, though, things got much worse and I did not keep my promise as quickly as I had thought I would.
These are the contents of the book as I remember them:
15,000 years ago prior to planetary cataclysm injection of concepts: soul survival, deity, afterlife.
10,000 years ago establishment of construction sphinx expressing path to being harmony. Washing in planetary waters to bind.
5,000 years ago, injection of resurrection concept.
3,000 years ago, injection of single deity concept.
2,500 years ago, transmission of single deity concept to grouping prone to dispersal.
2,000 years ago, resolution of resurrection concept.
1,000 years ago, surfacing of soul-coherence methodology.
That was all it said, and I have added the estimated times the events happened. Here is what I think they mean:
Injection of concepts soul survival, deity, afterlife.
Around this time, burials began to appear suggesting that the survivors believed that the departed was going on a journey. At the same time, there was a tremendous planetary upheaval that almost obliterated the human species, and did render it extinct in North America. Gobekli Tepi was buried at this time.
Construction of sphinx.
If the geologists are right, the sphinx was built during the time of Leo, and if Graham Hancock is right, the stars of Leo rose behind it during that era. The sphinx is a fundamental expression of energetic harmony: what has the strength of the bull, the courage of the lion, the wings of the eagle and the intelligence of the man is the transcendent being, which is re-figured in the 21st card of the Tarot, the World, which shows the four beasts of the sphinx surrounding a figure that is both male and female. The active and passive energies have come to energetic balance in this objective being that can look down on the world from the broad view of the eagle, and understand with its human intelligence what the view means, and face the truth with a lion's courage and a bulls determination.
Injection of single deity concept.
This is probably the appearance of Akhenaten with his idea of the worship of the Aten, the solar deity, as the only god. After he died, his religion was suppressed. Moses was probably a priest of Aten, who took the idea of the single god into exile with him in the Sinai, and also the ethical tenets of the Coffin Texts, which became distilled into the Ten Commandments.
Transmission of single deity concept to group prone to dispersal.
Biblical authors then changed the Aten into the fiery cloud of Yahweh, and the concept of the single god was exported from Egypt into Israel, where it gradually supplanted the old nature gods and is now the core concept of western religion and Islam. Israel was a vulnerable place, and the Babylonian Captivity and then, in Roman times, the Diaspora, spread the Jews across the Mediterranean, and their unique concept of a single god with them.
Resolution of the resurrection concept.
Among the earliest of human religious ideas is that the body may die and be resurrected. It is first expressed in the story of Isis and Osiris. Their ego-bound brother Set kills Osiris, whereupon Isis puts his body back together again and he is resurrected. Along with this idea comes the notion that there is a process in the afterlife that involves weighing the soul to determine whether or not it can enter ecstasy or must return to the physical plane. 'Lightness' is determined by weighing its acts of goodness and compassion against those of cruelty and indifference.
The story of Christ is a repeat of the story of Osiris, with Isis becoming his mother Mary instead of his sister. The idea that the body will one day be used again is an extension of the ancient Egyptian practice of mummification, which in the Christian tradition became preservation in a coffin, then later, the addition of embalming, so that the body will be 'held incorruptible' for the eventual resurrection of all.
Surfacing of soul-coherence methodology.
I interpret this to mean the appearance of the Tarot of Marseilles somewhere around the 10th Century AD. The Tarot synthesizes the ancient way of the soul and shows how to manage the energies of life in order to become a sphinx, or transcendent being.