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Review of : BEFORE COLUMBUS : The New History of Celtic, Egyptian, Phoenician, Viking, Black African And Asian Contacts and Impacts in the Americas Before 1492 By Dr. Samuel D. Marble

by Jim Leslie,

Originally published in The Midwestern Epigraphic Journal

BEFORE COLUMBUS, by Dr. Samuel Marble, 1980, A.S. Barnes and Co., Inc., Cranbury, NJ 08512 and Thomas Yoseloff Ltd, Magdalen House, 136-148 Tooley Street, London SE1 2TT, England, ISBN 0-498-02370-2. The subtitle is “The New History of Celtic, Egyptian, Phoenician, Viking, Black African, and Asian Contacts and Impacts in the Americas before 1492”. Be sure to read my short bio of Dr. Marble at the end of this article.

A number of “Before Columbus” books have been written since the cultural ice-breaking books by Barry Fell and others in the sixties and seventies. Each surveyed the then known repositories of pre-Columbian evidence and added the evidence privy to the author, plus their opinion and insight on it all. Dr. Marble’s wonderful book is no less than these others but stands out with his extensive knowledge of Celtic and Christian influences in the new world, especially in the Incan society, and some little known but revealing details of the Columbus voyages and influences of the Egyptians and the Vikings.

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Bits And Pieces Of EMSL: Part I

By, John J White, III

Originally published in The Midwestern Epigraphic Society Journal

The author has found so many examples of significant EMSL words that some have become lost for lack of a suitable opportunity for discussion. The most important case is the so called “orphan”, an additional example that should have been explained in a previously published paper.

You may know that Central Asia has a second great desert comparable with the ‘Gobi’. This desert is called the ‘Takla Makan’, and it surrounds the Tarim Basin in western China. The name probably means The-Kala-Mighty-People or The-Mighty-Kali-People in EMSL. This name honors the great Indian Earth Mother “Kali-Ma”. The Chinese discriminate against the Central Asians, and one of the reasons may be the occurrence of brown skin. The successful Neolithic era in India led to the export of many brown-skinned people (Caucasian/Dravidian mixture). Also, western India was Buddhist around the time of Christ, leading to the spread of Buddhism to the Silk Road via the Khyber Pass. If you look at photographs of 19th century Apache Indian people, you will dark-skinned Caucasians with only 10% Chinese heritage. These are Dene people, Silk Road guardian soldiers from the Tarim Basir., who came to America to escape Chinghis Khan in 1233 CE (Ethel Stewart).

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Ancient Words In Ethel Stewart’s ‘Last King Of The Hsi-Hsia Empire’

by, John J White, III

Originally published in The Midwestern Epigraphic Society Journal

 

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The “Last King of the Hsi-Hsia Empire” by Ethel Stewart (previous article) discusses several aspects of Tibetan Buddhism in order to explain the Dene version of this history. There is little unity in this current piece. It is simply a chance to point out that Medieval Asian history retained many names that were ancient and EMSL-like. The near universal occurrence of EMSL names came to an end in Asia with the development of modern Chinese culture that has a new name for most peoples and locations.

My current view of Tibetan Buddhism is that it emerged ca 500 BCE as an attempt to add new ideas to a combination of Hinduism + Sun/Light religion. We can find remnants of this new religion in Native American culture, but it is often quite dilute and modified by genuine American ideas. The principal mechanism for such change was the requirement to give up many remnants of Neolithic/Copper Age culture in favor of the Paleolithic/Neolithic culture adopted for American survival. And we surely understand that this older culture was the Earth Mother Culture (EMC) that we have investigated thoroughly.

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