5.17 – THE SATAN CONSPIRACY (10.28.13)

FORBIDDEN KNOWLEDGE [18d]

The Yucatan Peninsula. Here in the jungles of southern Mexico lie the ruins of the great Mayan city Chichén Itza. Constructed more than a thousand years ago, Chichén Itza was one of the largest and most powerful cities in the Mayan world. And dominating the site is the great pyramid El Castillo…a temple built to honor the Mayan serpent god Kukulkan.

“Kukulkan is the name for Satan, or for the winged serpent. He’s always portrayed as a wisdom-bearing being who delivers this cosmic knowledge to humankind. Often we’ll see Kukulkan portrayed as half-human or half-serpent or as a human being coming out of the mouth of the serpent. This is how Christianity will traditionally portray Satan as a dragon figure or a serpentine-like being.”

– William Henry (Author / Investigative Mythologist),
(Author, Freedom’s Gate), (The Judgment Day Device),
(Lost Secrets of the Watchers), (The Secret of Sion),
(Egypt: The Greatest Show on Earth)

“The question is, why is he depicted as such? And I think we really can find out that Kukulkan is not unique in this sense.”

– Philip Coppens
(Author, The Ancient Alien Question),
(The Lost Civilization Enigma)

One of the most powerful gods in the Mayan pantheon, Kukulkan was believed to have descended from the stars. He is also credited with teaching astronomy, mathematics and agriculture to mankind.

“This is identical to the Christian tradition of Satan being the serpent of the Tree of Knowledge, delivering the forbidden wisdom to humanity. In the Book of Enoch, we learn of the Watchers who were described as having visages of vipers or the face of a serpent, and delivering this powerful knowledge to humankind. So, it’s possible that what we’re seeing in all of these instances is the same figure or representative of the same tribe of angels, the satanic beings or these serpentine-like angel beings.”

– William Henry (Author / Investigative Mythologist),
(Author, Freedom’s Gate), (The Judgment Day Device),
(Lost Secrets of the Watchers), (The Secret of Sion),
(Egypt: The Greatest Show on Earth)

Are the stories of Satan and Kukulkan really based on the same being, as many Ancient Astronaut Theorists believe? And, if so, might this same character also be found in the myths and legends of other ancient cultures?

“Satan, as a creature who comes out nowhere to live amongst mankind and teaches, is not something which is limited to the Bible. We find it in most traditions across the world.”

– Philip Coppens
(Author, The Ancient Alien Question),
(The Lost Civilization Enigma)

According to the legends of ancient Greece, the Titan known as Prometheus sinned against the gods by stealing the secret of fire and giving it to man. For his transgression, he was doomed to suffer a gruesome, eternal punishment, by being chained to a rock and having an eagle eat his liver, only to have the organ grow back each night so that the eagle could continue to feast on it the next day.

“He’s a god that becomes associated with humans, because he’s a champion for humans. Right, and the mythological stories talk about how Prometheus is basically like their representative.”

Richard Rader, Ph.D.
(Lecturer, UCLA Dept of Classics/UCSB Dept of Classics),
(Author, Theology and Existentialism in Aeschylus)

Another such deity was the god Viracocha. Worshiped by the ancient Inca in the Andes of South America, Viracocha was a powerful creator god who came to Earth to pass on celestial knowledge. Like Prometheus, this Incan god was described as a bringer of light, and is depicted in ancient Incan sculpture as holding two lightning bolts and wearing the sun as a crown.

“The Inca describe a luminous being called Viracoca or Viracocha who brought knowledge of medicine, astronomy and other advanced sciences. It’s possible that Viracocha is the same as Shemyaza or Satan as a figure bringing this liberating wisdom to humankind that seeks to bring us along the path of advancement and enlightenment. So, you have to ask yourself, ‘Why would such diverse cultures have such similar mythologies?’”

– William Henry (Author / Investigative Mythologist),
(Author, Freedom’s Gate), (The Judgment Day Device),
(Lost Secrets of the Watchers), (The Secret of Sion),
(Egypt: The Greatest Show on Earth)

“In the case of Viracocha, what we see is a deity which manifests itself from Earth, lives amongst mankind, gives us sciences, and after a number of years, disappears again.”

– Philip Coppens
(Author, The Ancient Alien Question),
(The Lost Civilization Enigma)

The ancient Egyptians had cults that worshiped the god Set; a divine being who, like Satan, ruled over darkness and chaos.

“The tradition of civilizing deities who go around civilizing, educating us, is something which we find in all traditions. Whether they are the great cultures of Egypt, Inca, or the Mayan empires, or smaller cultures elsewhere in the Universe. And so, what we’re finding is that the story of Satan as a civilizing deity is definitely not unique, but sits within a clear framework across the entire world. And it shows you that the importance of Satan is not just something limited to the Bible, but really tells us an awful lot about civilization as a whole.”

– Philip Coppens
(Author, The Ancient Alien Question),
(The Lost Civilization Enigma)

Could it be that these ancient myths were actually describing the same creature, the fallen angel we now refer to as Satan? But how, then, did a creature who is so often credited with bringing mankind knowledge and enlightenment, become thought of as the personification of all things evil?

“The word “Lucifer” comes from Latin. Mix “lux” “ferre,” “making light.” It’s the same as in the Greek mythology, Prometheus, who stole the light from the gods. It’s really a sympathetic idea that all these figures are finally just one figure in different languages. But they were sympathetic to the humans. It is quite possible that our religious traditions and those who selected the old holy texts some thousands of years ago, they made out an evil figure out of Lucifer and the Devil. And maybe it was the other way around he was the good one.”

Erich von Däniken (Author, Chariots of the Gods?)

“When we’re looking at something like Satan, we’re not necessarily talking about morality but we’re actually exploring things about our ancestors. We’re exploring mythology. We’re exploring accounts of our ancestors saying that they developed civilization not on their own but with the help of nonhuman intelligences. And in the case of one such story, we see that that intelligence is Satan.”

  – Philip Coppens
(Author, The Ancient Alien Question),
(The Lost Civilization Enigma)

“In many ways, Satan may well be a person, a god, an angel, an E.T. who’s maligned in a sense. Lucifer is Prometheus. He’s the light bringer. He’s the god of hard work. He’s the one who brings us fire. He’s the one who gives us the opportunity to do things ourselves.”

David Childress (Author, Technology of the Gods)

If the biblical character of Satan is really based on an extraterrestrial being one who stole technology from his masters in order to benefit early man then why is he now reviled as a creature of consummate evil? Ancient Astronaut Theorists believe the answer may lie not in ancient scriptures but in numerous accounts of demonic possession.

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