These days and for the previous 5 centuries, for the reason that introduction of the heliocentric globe deception, all world maps and explorers have depicted and described the North Pole and surrounding area as being nothing however an arbitrary level in a semi-frozen tundra. Earlier to this nonetheless, depictions and descriptions of the North Pole and surrounding areas in world maps and historical explorers’ accounts have been very completely different. Firstly, earlier than the sixteenth century, the North Pole was by no means as soon as proven or considered just a few random, ambiguous level amidst a low salinity Arctic Ocean as it’s now. As a substitute, the North Pole was universally described and depicted, from numerous cultures all throughout the Earth, as being a huge magnetic mountain located immediately beneath Polaris. The prevailing perception was that compass needles the world over have been really pointing to an enormous “loadstone mountain” product of magnetite on the Pole; in distinction to at this time’s prevailing perception that compass needles are pointing to some continually transferring magnetic discipline generated by hypothetical molten steel present on the heart of a fantastical globe-Earth. Whereas neither declare may be confirmed or denied with out unbiased exploration and experimentation, it must be famous that nowhere in nature can we discover molten steel which retains any important magnetic properties as soon as heated previous the “Curie Level,” not to mention create some convoluted continually transferring di-polar discipline as is claimed by proponents of the fantasy ball-Earth.
Historic Buddhist, Vedic and Jain conventional cosmologies all state that on the North Pole magnetic center-point of Earth exists a round mountain of magnetite known as Mount Meru. Puranic and Sumerian traditions additionally referred to this place calling it “Mount Sumeru.” In Historic Iran they spoke of Mount Hara Berezaiti with a celestial spring on its highest peak within the realm of the celebs. In early Chinese language writings there’s Mount Kunlun with a bronze Pillar of Heaven on the summit the place the immortals dwell, usually additionally known as “The Pearl Mountain,” a paradise dwelling of 4 nice rivers round which the heavens revolve. The Turkmen tribes of Southern Turkestan instructed of a copper pillar that marks the “Navel of the Earth.” The Mongols wrote of Mount Sumber with the Zambu tree on its summit. The Buryats of Siberia talked of Mount Sumur with the North Polestar fixed to its summit. The Siberian Dalmucks spoke of a mountain lake from which 4 rivers circulation to the factors of the compass. The Egyptians wrote of the “Mound of the First Time” which was the primary land to seem from the waters and is the dwelling place of the Excessive God, the supply of sunshine. The Muslims wrote of Qaf and Zoroastrians wrote of Girnagar, the world encircling mountains. The Navajos spoke of “encircled mountain” which was surrounded by 4 directional mountains. The Dogon tribe of Nigeria instructed of a cosmic pillar spanning 14 worlds which was the “roof-post of the home of the excessive god Amma.” The Warao Indians of the Orinoco Delta in Venezuela converse of a cosmic axis extending above the middle of their earth disk. Historic Greek mythology referred to “Mount Olympus, the Residence of the gods.” The traditional Germans instructed of “Irminsul” a common column which sustains all the pieces. The Norse Edda spoke of “Asgard,” the burgh of the gods rising within the heart of “Midgard,” the round earth. Ptolemy recounted a legend involving magnetic islands which exerted such robust attraction that ships with steel nails have been held in place and unable to go away. Within the Arabic legend, “One Thousand and One Nights,” a magnetic mountain pulls all of the nails proper out of their ship inflicting it to crumble and sink. The second tallest mountain in Tanzania is even named “Mount Meru” after its primordial associate on the Pole.
“In lots of traditions, the world mountain is recognized symbolically with some native mountain. That is illustrated by Mount Olympus of the Greeks, Mount Alborz of the Iranians, and Mount Khun-Lun of the Chinese language. In Close to Japanese custom, the world mountain is the small hill in Jerusalem referred to as Mount Zion. Thus the round continent centered on Jerusalem in medieval maps additionally possessed a symbolic world mountain.” -Richard L. Thompson, “The Cosmology of the Bhagavata Purana” (146)
“Jerusalem was Paul’s lodestone. The traditional mariners who set sail of their little cockleshell boats tended to hug the shoreline, not daring to get too removed from land. Aids to navigation have been few, and their vessels have been on the mercy of wind and wave. The slightest signal of a storm would ship them scurrying for refuge. Furthermore, the goals of these old-time venturers have been haunted by ideas of the fabled, ‘lodestone mountain.’ They believed it had the facility to attract their vessels to shipwreck on its shores in opposition to all of the pull of tide and wind.” -John Phillips, “Exploring (the Ebook of) Acts” (402)
Isaiah wrote a few mountain, set above all different mountains, within the far recesses of the North the place the gods meet known as Mount Zion in Jerusalem. Genesis, Ezekiel and Enoch all point out a paradisiacal Eden, the mountain of God, and supply of 4 most important rivers. Genesis 2: 10-14 reads: “And a river went out of Eden to water the backyard; and from thence it was parted, and have become into 4 heads. The identify of the primary is Pison: that’s which compasseth the entire land of Havilah, the place there’s gold; And the gold of that land is sweet: there’s bdellium and the onyx stone. And the identify of the second river is Gihon: the identical is it that compasseth the entire land of Ethiopia. And the identify of the third river is Hiddekel: that’s it which goeth towards the east of Assyria. And the fourth river is Euphrates.”
Mohammed additionally spoke of 4 rivers and a divine tree. Within the Srimad Bhagavatam 4 branches of the celestial Ganges circulation out from Brahmapuri on prime of Mount Sumeru. In historical Canaan, Guri’ili, the mountain of El, was the dwelling of El, the creator, and a spot of meeting for the demi-gods. In a single Phoenician ivory carving from round 1000 B.C., a deity is proven dressed to signify a mountain with 4 streams popping out from the mountain-god-man at proper angles. Equally, in an historical Akkadian hymn to the goddess Ishtar, she is addressed as “the Queen of the Mountain of the World and Queen of the land of the 4 rivers of Erech,” and he or she says, “I’m lord of the steep mountains, which tremble while their summits attain to the firmament.”
Within the Christian apocryphal e book of Enoch, Enoch is taken by angels on a tour of the seven heavens and whereas within the third heaven proven magnificent bushes producing fantastic fruits with adjoining springs pumping honey, milk, oil and wine to 4 directional rivers flowing down into paradisiacal Eden, an abode specifically ready just for the pious and selfless. Equally, within the Hindu cosmology, 4 bushes in Ilavrta-varsa stand on nice mountains producing rivers of nectar and honey, like fountains of youth, offering well being and vitality to all who drink of them, whereas the central tallest “Jambu” tree rises to unbelievable heights and “appears to cowl all of the heavens.”
“Within the Bhagavata Purana Mount Sumeru is surrounded by 4 nice mountains surmounted by 4 gigantic bushes. These embody the Jambu tree after which Jambudvipa is called. 4 large lakes of milk, honey, sugarcane juice and pure water are positioned between the 4 mountains, and these lakes confer mystic powers on the celestial beings who bathe in them. There are additionally 4 celestial gardens close to these lakes. From the foot of every of the 4 bushes, there flows a river that both emerges from the tree itself or from the fruits of the tree. These rivers of honey and completely different sorts of juice circulation all through the area of Ilavrta-varsa surrounding Mount Sumeru, and so they confer freedom from fatigue, illness, and previous age on the inhabitants of that area.” -Richard L. Thompson, “The Cosmology of the Bhagavata Purana” (132)
The Yakut folks of northeastern Siberia have their very own strikingly comparable historical delusion the place a world tree of immeasurable age exists “on the navel of the Earth,” identical to the Hindu Jambu tree is “born of the umbilical knot of Brahma.” The Yakut world tree reaches into the excessive heavens with cones 9 fathoms lengthy and sap which imparts youthfulness on all who devour it. Close to the Yakut tree additionally lies a lake of candy milk, which is the place the favored fashionable Japanese milk firm “Yakult” likely will get its inspiration.
“In several traditions, the higher and decrease worlds could also be divided into a number of ranges (usually seven or 9). Within the heart of the earth-disk there’s a world mountain or world pillar that hyperlinks center earth to the decrease and higher worlds. The world mountain represents the polar axis, and the dwellings of nice demigods are positioned on its summit. The world mountain could also be surrounded by different mountains that outline the cardinal instructions, and these instructions could also be related to sure colours. 4 sacred rivers might also circulation from the world mountain within the 4 cardinal instructions. There’s a world tree that’s usually located on the world mountain (or 4 world bushes could also be positioned on the neighboring directional mountains). The world tree extends from the earth to the heavens, and it’s practically immortal. It’s the supply of rivers of nectar or pure water that give well being and longevity to those that drink them. The tree stands in an earthly paradise the place there are celestial gardens and rivers of varied substances, akin to milk, oil, and honey. The tree or world pillar is usually related to a fantastic eagle-like fowl that’s the enemy of nice serpents dwelling within the decrease world.” -Richard L. Thompson, “The Cosmology of the Bhagavata Purana” (135)
In historical Iranian thought, a mountain known as “Hara Berezaiti,” or “Albordj” stands on the heart of the Earth, a set level round which the Solar, Moon, and stars revolve. At its summit lies the dwelling place of “Ormuzd” the lord of sunshine, full with an enormous miraculous tree, an Edenic “backyard of Ahuramazda,” and the celestial fountain “Arduisur,” which is the mom of all Earthly water and flows down in direction of 4 cardinal factors into 4 massive streams. The bridge “Tschinevad” reaches from the height of Albordj to the stable vault of heaven, or “Gorodman,” the house of the pious and blessed, while beneath lies the nice gulf of Duzahk, the abysmal abode of the lord of darkness, “Ahriman.”
The earliest cosmogony recorded by the Japanese of their most historical e book, the Koji-ki, as soon as once more mirrors this recurring mythology. At first, Izanagi and Izanani, the nice god and goddess standing in heaven drove a celestial spear into the countless sea and twisted it round till an island rose from the water. They then descended from heaven to Earth and constructed a palace across the large spear utilizing it because the central pillar. This spear grew to become the central axis of the world and their palace the birthplace of the human race. Within the Koji-ki and Shinto faith, the Creator and the North Pole are so purposely and inseparably linked that one of many usually used names of God interprets to: The Lord of the Heart of Heaven. The “Ainos,” supposed first inhabitants of Japan, whose identify means “offspring of the centered,” are believed to have arrived onto the archipelago “from the North,” and bury their lifeless dealing with North to the place their ancestors got here and to which their spirits would return.
In Buddhist funeral ceremonies our bodies are cremated in particular crematoriums really known as “Meru” that are basically tall stone pillars with 4 doorways on the peak aligned to the cardinal instructions, with the idea that our reincarnated souls will go Mount Meru earlier than returning to earthly our bodies. Actually each temple and the little spirit home shrines present in most Buddhist houses are additionally representations of Meru, the abode of the gods, aligned to the 4 cardinal instructions, and opulently embellished with gold, jewellery and metaphysical paintings.
“Koeppen assures us that ‘each orthodoxly constructed Buddhist temple both is, or comprises, a symbolical illustration of the divine areas of Meru, and of the heaven of the gods, saints, and Buddha’s, rising above it.’ Lillie says, ‘The 13 pyramidal layers on the prime of each temple in Nepal signify the 13 unchangeable heavens of Amitabha.’ Faber develops the proof of this observe among the many ancients with nice fullness, and with respect to the Hindus and Buddhists says, ‘every pagoda, every pyramid, every montiform high-place is invariably esteemed to be a duplicate of the holy hill Meru.'” -Dr. William Warren, “Paradise Discovered: The Cradle of the Human Race on the North Pole” (229-30)
Historic South American traditions additionally believed the human race was birthed within the farthest North, upon the very best of mountains, surrounded by perpetual clouds, fountainhead of the world’s waters, and residential of god Tlaloc, residing on their sacred paradise mountain Tlapallan. The primary man, Quetzalcoatl, was stated to have drank the water of immortality from Tlaloc’s mountain and dominated as king all through a golden age in Mexico. The numerous Incan, Mayan, Aztec and different step-pyramids and temples aligned to cardinal instructions and dedicated to the gods are consultant of this world mountain. Apparently sufficient, many fashionable Mexican myths now signify the mountain as crooked or partly turned over.
Equally, within the historical Chinese language Taoist custom, a delusion over 4000 years previous refers to Shang-te, the very best of all gods who lives in “Tsze-wei,” described as “a celestial house above the North Pole.” Shang-te’s abode is alleged to exist immediately over the height of Mount Kunlun, which once more locations the “highest god” at Polaris. As with the opposite cosmologies, Mount Kunlun is a primeval paradise, abode of the gods, with a world tree within the center, and a fountain of immortality from which 4 rivers circulation outwards to the 4 corners of the Earth.
“Glowing fountains and purling streams include the far-famed ambrosia. One could there relaxation on flowery carpeted swards, listening to the melodious warbling of birds, or feasting upon the scrumptious fruits, without delay aromatic and luscious, which hold from the branches of the luxuriant groves. No matter there’s lovely in panorama or grand in nature might also be discovered there within the highest state of perfection. All is charming, all enchanting, and while nature smiles the corporate of genii delights the ravished customer. The place now, is that this Paradise Mountain positioned? On the North Pole … Instantly over the central peak of Kwen-lun seems the Polar star, which is Shang-te’s heavenly abode. Within the central place, the Polar star of Heaven, the one Shiny One, the Nice Monad at all times dwells. In accordance with this conception, the Emperor and his assistants when officiating earlier than the Altar of Heaven, at all times face the North. The Pole-star itself is a outstanding object of worship.” -Dr. William Warren, “Paradise Discovered: The Cradle of the Human Race on the North Pole” (144, 216)
Each the traditional Orientals and Greeks turned to face north earlier than commencing prayer. Homer states that when addressing the gods of “Mount Olympus” they might stretch their arms in direction of the Northern sky, and Plato additionally confirms that this “holy habitation of Zeus was positioned within the heart of the world.” Heraclitus stated that “it touches the ether and casts a shadow 5 thousand stadia in size.” Herodotus acknowledged the mountain to be “very tapering and spherical; so lofty, furthermore, that the highest can’t be seen, the clouds by no means quitting it both summer season or winter. The natives name this mountain The Pillar of Heaven, and so they themselves take their identify from it, being known as Atlantes. They’re reported to not eat any residing factor.” Strabo claimed it was an earthly paradise with gigantic olive bushes and grape clusters a cubit in size. Pliny described a river of milk descending from nice heights and known as the mountain a “fabulosissimum.” Maximus Tyrius claimed the ocean waves stopped brief earlier than reaching the mountain, “standing up like a wall round its base, although unrestrained by any earthly barrier. Nothing however the air and the sacred thicket stop the water from reaching the mountain.” Within the Phaedo, Socrates is quoted as saying, “all issues that develop bushes and flowers and fruit are fairer than any right here; and there are hills and stones in them smoother and extra clear and fairer in colour than our highly-valued emeralds and sardonyx and jaspers and different gems, that are however minute fragments of them: for there all of the stones are like our valuable stones, and fairer nonetheless. The temperament of their seasons is such that the inhabitants don’t have any illness, and outlast we do, and have sight and listening to and scent and all the opposite senses in a lot larger perfection. They usually have temples and sacred locations by which the gods actually dwell, and so they hear their voices, and obtain their solutions, and are aware of them, and maintain converse with them, and so they see the Solar, the Moon, and the celebs as they are surely.”
“The proof that in historical Hellenic thought, additionally, the heaven of the gods was within the northern sky is incidental, however cumulative and passable. For instance, heaven is upheld by Atlas, however the terrestrial station of Atlas, as now we have elsewhere proven, is on the North Pole. Once more, Olympos was the abode of the gods; but when the now usually present etymology of this time period is appropriate, Olympos was merely the Atlantean pillar, pictured as a lofty mountain, and supporting the sky at its northern Pole. Actually, many writers now affirm that the Olympos of Greek mythology was initially merely the north polar ‘World-mountain’ of the Asiatic nations.” -Dr. William Warren, “Paradise Discovered: The Cradle of the Human Race on the North Pole” (212)
The traditional Germanic and Finnish folks additionally, when praying or sacrificing to the gods, at all times confronted north, and within the Scandinavian Eddas, each Asgard and Idavollr are represented because the “navel” or heart of the world. For them, atop the Yggdrasil tree at Earth’s heart was the heavenly “Asgard,” dwelling of the gods. Right now we nonetheless pay respect to this primitive custom at Christmas after we prime our symbolic world bushes with a shiny yellow Pole star.
“We have now already seen that the time period ‘navel’ was anciently utilized in many languages for ‘centre,’ and that the Pole, or central level of the revolving constellations, was the ‘Navel of Heaven.’ However as to the celestial Pole there corresponds a terrestrial one, so it’s only pure that to the time period the ‘Navel of Heaven’ there must be the corresponding expression the ‘Navel of the Earth.’ Starting with Christian traditions, allow us to make a pilgrimage to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre at Jerusalem. There, within the portion belonging to the Greek Christians, we will uncover a spherical pillar, some two ft excessive, projecting from the marble pavement, however supporting nothing. If we inquire as to its function, we will be told that it’s designed to mark the precise centre or ‘Navel’ of the Earth. Early pilgrims and chroniclers consult with this curious monument, however its antiquity nobody is aware of.” -Dr. William Warren, “Paradise Discovered: The Cradle of the Human Race on the North Pole” (227)
Within the Indian Puranas, each the phrases “Navel of the Earth,” and “Navel of Heaven,” are used repeatedly and at all times referring to a spot not in or close to India, however moderately on the North Pole. Hymns from the Rig Veda converse of the “supporting column of heaven” in any other case referred to as the Atlas pillar of Vedic cosmology, and describe it as “standing upon the Navel of Earth.” Within the fifth verse of the 100 and eighty-fifth hymn, Day and Night time are represented as twin sisters within the bosom of their mother and father Heaven and Earth, the place they lock arms and spin circles round a standard heart level, specifically the navel. That is additionally echoed in a mysterious passage by Quintus Curtius which has baffled fashionable commentators stating how the thing which represented the divine being resembled a “navel set in gems.”
“If something is required to disprove the widespread notion that geographical ignorance and nationwide vanity first ruled the traditional peoples in finding in their very own international locations ‘navels’ of the earth, it’s furnished by what’s, perhaps, the oldest epic on the planet, that of Izdhubar, fragments of which have survived within the oldest literature of Babylonia. These fragments present that the earliest inhabitants of the Tigro-Euphrates basin positioned ‘the Centre of the Earth,’ not in their very own midst, however in a far-off land, of sacred associations, the place ‘the holy home of the gods’ is located – a land ‘into the guts whereof man hath not penetrated;’ a spot beneath the ‘overshadowing world-tree’ and beside the ‘full waters.’ No description might extra completely establish the spot with the Arctic Pole of historical Asiatic mythology. But this testimony stands not alone; for within the fragment of one other historical textual content, translated by Sayce in ‘Data of the Previous,’ we’re instructed of a ‘dwelling’ which ‘the gods created for’ the primary human beings, – a dwelling by which they ‘grew to become nice’ and ‘elevated in numbers,’ and the placement of which is described in phrases precisely similar to these of Iranian, Indian, Chinese language, Eddaic, and Aztec literature; specifically, within the Centre of the Earth.” -Dr. William Warren, “Paradise Discovered: The Cradle of the Human Race on the North Pole” (239-40)
“Among the many historical Inca-subjects of Peru was discovered the identical concept of a Navel of the Earth, and even among the many Chickasaws of Mississippi. Thus is all historical thought filled with this legendary concept of a mysterious, primeval, holy, Paradisiac Earth-centre, a spot linked as isn’t any different with the ‘Centre of Heaven,’ the Paradise of God. Why it must be so nobody has ever instructed us; however the speculation which locations the Biblical Eden on the Pole, and makes all later earth navels commemorative of that primal one, affords an ideal rationalization. Within the mild of it, there isn’t any problem in understanding that Earth-centre in Jerusalem with which we started. The inconspicuous pillar within the Church of the Holy Sepulchre symbolizes and commemorates excess of the geographical ignorance of mediaeval ages. It stands for the Japanese pillar by which the primary soul born upon earth mounted to the sky. It stands for the World-column of the East-Aryans and the Chinvat Bridge of Iran. It stands for the law-proclaiming pillar of orichalcum in Atlantis, positioned within the centre of essentially the most central land. It stands for that Talmudic pillar by the use of which the tenants of the terrestrial Paradise mount to the celestial, and, having spent the Sab- tub, return to go the week beneath. It symbolizes Cardo, Atlas, Meru, Hara-berezaiti, Kharsak-Kurra, each fabulous mountain on whose prime the sky pivots itself, and round which all of the heavenly our bodies ceaselessly revolve. It perpetuates a non secular symbolism which existed in its area earlier than ever Jerusalem had been made the Hebrew capital, recalling to our fashionable world the tabbur ha-aretz of a interval anterior to the times of Samuel. In custom it’s stated to mark the exact spot ‘whence the clay was taken, out of which the physique of Adam was modeled.’ It does so, nevertheless it does it in a language and technique which have been widespread to all essentially the most historical nations of the earth. It factors to not the soil by which it stands, however to the holier soil of a far-away primitive Eden.” -Dr. William Warren, “Paradise Discovered: The Cradle of the Human Race on the North Pole” (247-9)
In Freemasonic temples, on Freemasonic tracing boards, and upon Freemasonic aprons may be discovered comparable symbolism pointing to those ideas. Particularly, a flat Earth framed by pillars lined by an arch firmament, usually with the tallest or most outstanding pillar positioned centrally and a single eye representing Polaris located above it. The Solar and Moon are additionally often proven on both facet representing their paths/positions over and across the flat Earth. This data was clearly wide-spread among the many historical world however in fashionable occasions has turn out to be occulted by sure such secret societies and vested pursuits.
“In all places, due to this fact, in essentially the most historical ethnic thought, within the Egyptian, Akkadian, Assyrian, Babylonian, Indian, Persian, Chinese language, and Greek, in every single place is encountered this conception of what, checked out with respect to its base and magnitude, is named the ‘Mountain of the World,’ however checked out with respect to its superb summit and its celestial inhabitants is styled the ‘Mountain of the Gods.’ We’d like not pursue the investigation additional. Sufficient has been stated to warrant the assertion of Dr. Samuel Beal: ‘It’s plain that this concept of a lofty central primeval mountain belonged to the undivided human race.’ Elsewhere the identical realized Sinologue has stated, ‘I’ve little doubt that the concept of a central mountain, and of the rivers flowing from it, and the abode of the gods upon its summit, is a primitive delusion derived from the earliest traditions of our race.'” -Dr. William Warren, “Paradise Discovered: The Cradle of the Human Race on the North Pole” (137)
“In concluding this sketch of historical cosmology one additional query naturally and inevitably thrusts itself upon us. It’s this: How are the rise and the so broad diffusion of this singular world-view to be defined? In different phrases, how got here it to go that the ancestors of the oldest historic races and peoples agreed to treat the North Pole because the true summit of the earth and the circumpolar sky because the true heaven?” -Dr. William Warren, “Paradise Discovered: The Cradle of the Human Race on the North Pole” (139)