The Celtic Saints of Britain: Saints Cuthbert and Chad – CSB 062119

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Sven Longshanks and Florian Geyer host the final episode, looking at a Celtic Saint who united both the Danes and the Saxons.

Alfred the Great was encouraged in his struggle against the Danes by a vision of Cuthbert who then became associated with the House of Wessex, as the country showed the first stirrings of being a united nation.

The Celtic missionaries were incredibly humble and converted people through their actions, rather than by their words.

Chad even refused to ride a horse, at one point being forced to by the king, who lifted him onto one.

At this time, there were no Bishops at all in the country from Rome, they were all Celtic, yet hardly anyone today knows this or the primary role that Britain played in the early church.

Music by Halindir

Presented by Sven Longshanks and Florian Geyer


The Celtic Saints of Britain: Saints Cuthbert and Chad – CSB 062119

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The Celtic Saints of Britain: Saints Aidan and Columba – CSB 062019

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Sven Longshanks and Florian Geyer talk about two of the more well known Saints and the difference in method between both the Celtic and Roman church.

The story of Columba shows us how much the illuminated manuscripts were worth that the Saints used to compose.

It also features one of the first ever references to the Loch Ness monster, who Columba defeated.

The monasteries were the centre of all education and many royals spent their early lives being schooled in them.

Although it was Augustine that first brought Christianity to the Saxons, it was the Celtic Saints who succeeded in converting them.

Music by Halindir

Presented by Sven Longshanks and Florian Geyer


The Celtic Saints of Britain: Saints Aidan and Columba – CSB 062019

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The Celtic Saints of Britain: Saints Teilo and Findchua – CSB 061919

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Sven Longshanks and Florian Geyer talk about Saint Findchua the warrior and Saint Teilo, whose skull had miraculous properties when drunk from.

Most of the Celtic saints appear to have come from royalty, disproving the modern idea that Christianity was somehow a religion of slaves.

Many of them had fought in battles and killed many people, after which they would become monks in order to make recompense for all the slaughter.

After they died, the bodies of these holy men would often be found to be incorruptible and the limbs would later have miraculous properties.

These incorruptible bodies are found all over the world, from Russia to America.

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Presented by Sven Longshanks and Florian Geyer


The Celtic Saints of Britain: Saints Teilo and Findchua – CSB 061919

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The Celtic Saints of Britain: Saint Samson of Dol – CSB 061819

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Sven Longshanks and Florian Geyer talk about Saint Samson of Dol, who did not leave much written evidence, but plenty of places named after him do testify to his importance.

Saint Samson had a chariot that would fold up and fit in a coracle and a coracle that could be carried on the chariot.

Using this mode of transport he was able to travel by land and sea from Southern Ireland, to Wales, Cornwall, the Scilly isles, the channel islands and finally Brittany.

He took this route as it avoided the Saxons, who were occupying England at the time.

Music by Halindir

Presented by Sven Longshanks and Florian Geyer


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The Celtic Saints of Britain: The Celtic Britons – CSB 061719

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Sven Longshanks and Florian Geyer discuss Britain’s role in the ancient world, setting the context for the spread of Celtic Christianity throughout the country.

The Celts of northern Europe were just as advanced as the Whites in the east, as shown by the fact they managed to travel to there by boat.

Joseph of Arimathea was supposedly the first to bring Christianity to Britain and by 170AD the nation had proclaimed themselves Christian.

This led to the Celtic Church having more in common with the east, than with Rome.

Music by Halindir

Presented by Sven Longshanks and Florian Geyer

The Celtic Saints of Britain: The Celtic Britons – CSB 061719

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SS Britannia: Why Britain Became Christian

Sven Longshanks hosts SS Britannia on his own once again, this week looking at why Europe and Britain in particular embraced Christianity.

The official church teaching has always held that Europeans are descended from Japheth, the brother of Shem, son of Noah. This means we are the same race that the Egyptians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians etc started out as and there was a time when we were in contact with those empires and traded tin with them. We also sent tithes from Solomon onwards to the Hebrews to make sacrifices in their temple for us and our kings and this is referred to in the histories of Flavius Josephus.

When the temple was destroyed and Jerusalem fell, it symbolised the destruction of the old order and the beginning of the new. Sacrifices were no longer necessary and a relationship with God was open to all of us. The Jews rejected Christ and were also rejected by him and they became the authors of chaos and revolution as we became the inheritors of truth and civilisation. They persecuted the early Christians and many of them came to Britain, starting the first church in the country around the same time as the first Church began in Rome, in the Pallatium Britannicum, the home of  Caractacus the British king who was being held hostage there.

Christianity was not forced upon us, it was just the continuation of a story that goes right back to the original colonising expeditions that spread out from the fertile crescent and gave rise to the earlier mentioned White empires that began there. Once Europe became Christian, we started achieving the great things that we are known for. In Britain it was not until the time of Arthur the Christian King that we hear of his noble acts of chivalry and the time of Alfred the Great that we learn of his great achievements. 

The great centres of learning of the past were never open to everyone, just a select few and it was not until the rise of Christendom that we all had access to knowledge, as the Church wished people to make a free choice, unlike Islam which is forced on nations at the point of a sword.

Presented by Sven Longshanks

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Sven Longshanks: The Hidden History of Christian Britain

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A familiar face (not Sven) shows the size of one of the 3,000 year old megaliths that are still standing

A familiar face (not Sven) shows the size of one of the 3,000 year old megaliths that are still standing

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Sven Longshanks looks at the earliest history of Christianity in Britain and the beliefs of the ancient Britons and Druids, finding that they were a highly civilised branch of the White race descended from Trojans. Using early descriptions of the Druids from their enemies and from their own writings, it can be seen that they had far more in common with the priests of the Old Testament than most people realise. Britain has more stone circles, dolmens and standing stones than anywhere else in the world and this also provides a link with the Old Testament, as the Israelites were commanded to erect these exact structures wherever they went.

Looking at the Biblical record, we can see that a very important family disappeared from Egypt just before the rest of the Israelites left with Moses. We find the records of what happened to this family in the pagan histories and from them, we can see that they would go on to start the royal lines of Ireland and of Troy, before one branch headed for the White Isle to colonise Britain. King Brutus and his sons would go on to name parts of the country after themselves and Britain became an important trading post of the Phoenician empire.

From the 7th century onwards another large wave of people would enter Europe from areas under the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea. Clay tablets from the library at Nineveh, a huge inscription on a Persian cliff face by Darius the Great and tablets sent to Pharaoh from Tell-El-Amarna all identify these people as the ten tribes of Northern Israel. These people would go on to become known as the Saxons, Cimmerians, Goths and other Germanic tribe as they travelled in a great migration to the north and the west of Europe.

Considering the overwhelming evidence for all this, is it any wonder that Christianity would first take root in Britain before going on to become accepted by all the other nations in Europe? The real wonder is how this information has been supressed over the years, despite all the obvious references to it in the Bible and elsewhere. Abraham’s faith was not that many nations would become his seed, but that his seed would become many nations and Christ’s statement that his message was only for the lost sheep of the House of Israel, only makes sense once you know this hidden history of Europe and pre-Roman and pre-Saxon Britain.

References:

The Brut or the Chronicles of England

Prehistoric London – Its Mounds and Circles

The Holy Kingdom

Saint Paul in Britain

The British Kymry or Britons of Cambria: Outlines of Their History and Institutions from the Earliest to the Present Times.

Stonehenge and Druidism

The Abrahamic Covenant

Missing Links Discovered in Assyrian Tablets

The Traditions of Glastonbury

Tracing Our Ancestors

Israel’s Lost Empires

Celt, Druid and Culdee

The Phoenician Origin of Britons, Scots & Anglo-Saxons

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Aryan Narrations: The Painted Savages Of England?

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January 31, 2016

Long before the Romans came the British were a highly cultured and technologically advanced people, who were able to stand against the might of the empire and send Julius Caesar packing. He repaid the Brits for this act of bravery by slandering them in a notorious piece of black propaganda that labelled them as ‘painted savages’.

In response to this in 1934 the Rev Alban Heath gave this lecture, using the full speeches from King Caradoc, Queen Boudica and others to show that this libel was clearly false. The lies still get taught to school children today, that the British roads were built by Romans and the Welsh people never knew how to put one stone on top of another, despite all the vast megalithic evidence to the contrary.

The British people had a codified system of law going back to 400 years before Christ, that was translated into Latin by Gildas and into English by King Alfred. This proves that the British were an educated lot and we have further evidence in the Triads and from Caesar himself, who could not pretend that the universities did not exist as they were too well known on the continent.

Tacitus writing between 55AD and 120AD gives us indepth descriptions of the battles that went on in Britain at the time and these can be pieced together, along with the records of other writers to show a highly civilised people that were well equipped to become a centre for the new religion of Christianity.

Not something you would expect from a nation made up of ‘painted savages’.

Narrated by Sven Longshanks from a lecture by Rev Alban Heath

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Christians, Pagans and Druids: The Celtic Church in Britain

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The arrest of Christ, from The Book of Kells 800AD.

One of the most common accusations to be laid at the foot of Christianity is that it was forced on White nations against their will.  People usually say this for one of two reasons: either to compare it to Islam, or to infer that peaceful Pagan Europeans had an alien religion forced upon them.

Aside from all the Biblical proofs that it was not an alien religion, the idea that our ancestors would bow before any foreign god is quite an insult to their memory. The early Church (the people, not a building or a franchise) sent out single missionaries who convinced people by their own example of a wholesome life, they did not send out conquering armies, but instead converted the conquering armies.

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Celtic tribes fight the Romans in Britain.

The Celts and the Druids

The British people played a much larger role in Christianity and the early Church than most people are aware of. They have the historical claim to the first Church building above ground, as well as to being the first people to proclaim themselves a Christian nation, both instances almost two centuries before Rome.

There are many records of Joseph of Arimathea travelling to Britain straight after the crucifixion between 35 and 38AD, bringing Mary the mother of Jesus with him, along with some of the other Apostles. When they got to Britain, King Caractacus granted them 12 hides of land at Glastonbury, enough to build a village in and subsist on. The remains of their wicker work buildings and Church meeting place have been dug up by archaeologists and there is a model of it at the London Museum.

Joseph was a tin trader and a ‘Nobilis Decurio’ in the Roman aristocracy, as well as being directly related to Jesus. There are folk memories of this all over western Britain, with nursery rhymes, holy wells and churches all dedicated to parts of the legend. The records of the land being given to this group are mentioned in the Domesday book a thousand years later, where land up until that point had always been granted in perpetuity and could always be reclaimed, through proof of genealogical descent. This is in accordance with Biblical law and had been the law in Britain since time immemorial.

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Joseph of Arimathea and his disciples bring the grail with them across the water to Britain.

At the time of Joseph, Britain was one of the most important centers of learning in Europe.

The Druids had forty universities there and the aristocratic caste throughout Europe would send their children to them to be instructed.  60,000 students could be staying at any one time and it took 20 years to complete the education entirely, although there were separate degrees which could be taken as well, that took 3, 6 and 9 years to complete. The students were not just concerned with becoming priests, but were trained as law-givers, doctors, architects and natural philosophers too.

There were many similarities between the Druids and the Levitical priests which I won’t go into great detail about here, suffice to say that the Druids were awaiting a Messiah, followed a similar law to Moses and referred to the coming saviour of the future as Yesu.

Taliesin the sixth century Bard described the situation thus:

“Christ, the word from the beginning, was from the beginning our teacher, and we never lost his teaching. Christianity was in Asia a new thing; but never was [there] a time when the Druids of Britain held not its doctrine”

There are no conflicts recorded anywhere between the Druids and the Christians, in fact the first three Arch-Bishops of the Celtic Church were all Arch-Flamens of the Druidic order, as their fathers had been before them. To be a Druid was a hereditary position, the same as to be a Levitical priest or a Brahmin was. This hereditary title to priesthood was still being followed by the British Church right up until the twelfth century, long after the Church at Rome had become corrupted by ‘democracy’ and ‘equality.’

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Eubulus, first century Apostle to Britain, mentioned in 2 Timothy.

Other notable converts to the new faith from Britain are written about by the Apostle Paul in  2 Timothy 4:21:

‘Do thy diligence to come before winter. Eubulus greeteth thee, and Pudens, and Linus, and Claudia, and all the brethren.’

Prince Linus was the son of King Caractacus of Britain, Princess Claudia was the daughter of Caractacus and Pudens was a Roman officer based in Britain. Pudens’ house in Rome became the first Church meeting place there and Prince Linus was appointed by St. Paul as the first Bishop of Rome.

These early converts were all very highly placed people, Kings and Druids were right at the top of Pre-Christian Celtic society. Christianity was no revolt of the slave class, but the natural evolution of European spirituality taking place in the higher realms of the Celtic aristocracy. Pudens and Claudia’s grandson was King Lucius, who established Christianity (so named after its progenitor, Christ) as the national faith of the British people in AD156. Changing the national religion was one of three things that could only be done with the unanimous vote of the people, so there was obviously no conflict between it and Druidry. This point of being the first nation to proclaim themselves Christian has never been contested, it has only ever been affirmed at various Church Councils.

The Celtic Church really flourished in Britain, as all the greatest minds of Northern Europe were concentrated there. It was a center of much learning and the new Bishops and Monks busied themselves in their quest for knowledge, painstakingly writing down histories, genealogies, the classics and natural history, as well as Biblical texts.

Those who were particularly blessed were sent out into Europe to convert their fellow Whites. These became known as ‘Wandering Scholars’ and were the first missionaries. Ireland too had a great depository of knowledge around this time and many teachers and instructors were sent out from there also. None of these missionaries took an army with them, or tried to force their religion on anyone. The first Churches in Gaul were all founded by these Wandering Scholars from Britain and Ireland.

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The Roman Invasions

The Pagan Romans never succeeded in their invasions of Britain, instead they were forced to make treaties and trade agreements with the British and a small Roman presence in the south of the country was tolerated. There were ten major persecutions of Christians by the Romans from AD66 to AD303, but it was not until the 3rd century that Rome started persecuting the Christians in Britain and this was not because of anything they had done, but for what they had not done. They refused to bow to the Pagan gods of Rome, which the Emperor Diocletian took to mean that they were not loyal to Rome. Like the European aristocracy still today, most of the Christians were in the army and Diocletian thought that because they would not bow to Rome’s gods, then they could not be relied upon.

Nowhere is there any record of native British people ever having bowed down to idols, no idols have ever been found in Britain that were not of Roman origin, so this ‘not bowing to the gods of Rome’ was not a new innovation of the British Christians, the new innovation was the Roman gods in the first place.

Since all the aristocracy of Northern Europe had been educated by Druids and their students who had graduated from Britain, they would have felt the same way about this too. It was not until just before the emperor Diocletian died, that the persecutions against the European Christians ended. Constantine the Great was then crowned King in Britain (his mother being Queen Helen) and he formed an army from the British people, who had all been Christian for 150 years by that time and marched on Rome to declare a new empire and a new capital – Constantinople.

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Alfred the Great – King of the Anglo-Saxons and translator of the Bible into the old English tongue.

The Anglo-Saxon Invasions

Britain then had peace up until 446AD when the Jutes, the Angles and the Saxons started invading the country. They brought no idols with them either, but they were quite barbaric in their treatment of the Celtic peoples that had been living in Britain up until that point.

They ransacked the monasteries and the places of learning, destroying much of the knowledge that the Celtic church had been amassing. Besides the Church records of them doing this, we also have those of the Anglo-Saxons themselves. The Christian priests and the remaining Druids were forced to head as far west as they could get, to remove themselves from all the wanton destruction and tyranny. Both ways of living, Druidic and Christian, had been existing side by side with the same rights and duties,  working together up until this point, although more and more of the Druids had been turning exclusively to Christianity.

Once a peace had been reached the Celtic missionaries began their task of converting the new colonisers to the faith. This they succeeded in doing and the Anglo-Saxons eventually realised their error. Alfred the Great in the 9th century is recorded as lamenting the state of learning that the country has descended to, from the previous golden age before the Saxon invasion. He determines to get the country back to being a great centre of culture and learning again, with universities not just for noblemen, but for anyone bright enough to be able to study. He himself starts translating the scriptures into the vulgar tongue and sets himself the task of ensuring that every village has access to a library and that every nobleman learns how to read, so that they can be instructed in the scriptures, the law and the classics.

Prior to Alfred’s translation of the Bible into the vernacular, the Celtic Church had their own version of the Bible, which preceded the Vulgate and even the earlier Latin version. This is confirmed by Sedulius, Celestius, Fastius, Gildas and Columbanus. The only authority the Celtic Church ever looked to was the scriptures, which became a cause of contention when the Church of Rome finally arrived on the shores of Kent in the 6th century, to help with converting the Anglo-Saxons.

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Vikings invaded and destroyed the churches and universities, just like the Saxons and Romans had done before them.

The Viking Invasions

Around the time of Alfred the Great, the Pagans invaded again. This time it was the Vikings, and just like the Romans and the Saxons before them, they were all either driven off, or allowed to stay if they agreed to abide by the Christian laws of the land.

Some of the Vikings were persuaded to convert to Christianity and they stayed in the country and honoured their vows, but others abused the Anglo-Saxon’s trust. In the manuscripts of the time, the British people are referred to as ‘The Christians’ and the Vikings are referred to as ‘The Pagans.’

Eventually the Pagans that did not make peace and become Christians were driven back to their northern lands and another period of great learning began, with much invention and innovation which led to Britain becoming the envy of Europe for her law-abiding and happy subjects.

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The Normans claim Brittannia as their bride while dressed as Vikings.

The Norman Invasion

It was this envy that caused the Norman King William the Bastard to wish to invade and take Britain for himself. This is the first instance of Christians invading other Christians and it did not take place until a thousand years after the birth of Christianity. It was helped by a split in the original Church, which had previously consisted of what later became known as the Celtic Church, the Roman Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church, who had all been following the same scriptures and with the same faith, but with slight dogmatic differences.

A large part of the split was occasioned by the Pope’s claim to authority over the other Patriarchs. Prior to this point, they had all had the same authority but over different jurisdictions and the Pope was seen as being the first among equals, rather than being of a higher rank than the others.

The Pope gave his blessing to King William after the Norman invasion, as he had subjected the British Church to Rome instead of to Constantinople, which had previously had the position of being the highest Court Britain could appeal to. The new Norman overlords were the descendants of the very same Vikings who had attacked two centuries before, even fighting under the same battle flag that had been used against King Alfred. In the 200 years in between then and now, they had pledged their loyalty to Rome and the Latinised doctrine, rather than the Celtic or Orthodox one. By the time William had finished interfering, there were only two clergy left in the British Church that were actually native to England. Along with the foreign clergy he also brought the Jews with him to act as tax collectors, this being the first time the Christ-killers had ever set foot in Britain.

All this time up until this point, no Christian Englishman had ever invaded another country with a view to altering its religious beliefs, but he had seen his own homeland destroyed by successive waves of foreign White Pagans many times and was now seeing it destroyed by people who claimed to share the same faith as him. Before this, the only Christians to travel to other countries to try to convert them were the wandering scholars, who would arrive at the King’s court in the same way as Joseph of Aramathea had done, to explain their mission to the Monarch and to request permission to live in peace and achieve it.

They never arrived with an army to force conversions by the sword and they never would have dreamt of trying to convert Arabs, Negroes or Chinamen.

Celtic missionaries in the Book of Kells.

Celtic missionaries in the Book of Kells.

The Druids and the Early British Church

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Idealised depiction of a Druid.

One God, Not Many

The further back you go, the more you find how pure our religious sensibilities were. Far from starting out with a plurality of gods, the earliest beliefs we can identify in Egypt and in India, all indicate a belief in one God, with many names and attributes. Over time this became corrupted, with the various powers and attributes becoming worshipped in their own right, along with angels, demons and great men who were also deified, such as Odin and Thor. The evidence for the belief in one God is not just limited to the old empires of the east however, but can also be seen in what we know of the earliest spiritual belief system in Europe, that of the Druids.

The Druids believed in one God who was present in everything, that could not be contained within walls or idols. This God had three main aspects to him, that of the past, the present and the future, corresponding with being the creator, the sustainer and the destroyer. This is the same as the original Aryan Vedic belief, which then became corrupted into what we know as Hinduism today, with its many gods and goddesses. It is likely that this triple aspect to God in the Druids understanding, had an influence on the later orthodox formulation of the Christian trinity of father, son and holy spirit, along with other Druidic traditions, such as the sanctified space being a sanctuary for those being pursued.

The Druids named these three aspects of God as Bel, Teranis and Yesu. Procopius of Caesaria wrote in 530AD ‘Jesus, Taran, Bel – One only God – All Druids acknowledge one Lord God alone’, showing that although they appeared to have more than one God, that was really just an uneducated view of it. Yesu was the present, the sustainer and the son, and his was also the name of the Druids expected Messiah and healer, the curer of all ills known as the branch, and symbolised by the mistletoe. When the British people unanimously voted to become Christian in 179AD, they never had to actually change the name of their God, for they had been worshipping the same one all along.

We can see that this change had to have been by unanimous vote, as this was the requirement for changing the religion of the nation according to the Molmutine laws. Molmus was an early King from around the 4th century BC who set down the first laws of Britain that lasted right up until King Alfred later translated them into Latin in the 9th century. These included many that can be seen to have derived from Mosaic law, such as blood for blood, a portion of land as a birth right and genealogy having to be proved to the 10th generation, in order for someone to be true born.

At the same time the British nation proclaimed itself Christian, 3 Arch Flamens became the first 3 Arch Bishops and 28 Flamens became the first Bishops. So there was obviously no contradiction between the beliefs of the Druids and those of Christianity. In fact Taliesin the bard wrote in the sixth century that:

‘Christ the Word from the beginning, was from the beginning our teacher, and we never lost his teaching. Christianity was a new thing in Asia, but there never was a time when the Druids of Britain held not to its doctrines.’

Stone circle at Darab, Persia, just like the one at Avebury (Abiri) England.

Stone circle at Darab, Persia, just like the one at Avebury (Abiri) England.

This cannot have been a later political device intended to justify Christianity, as when you look into what we know about the Druids we can see that they were indeed following a proto-Christian faith in line with that of the old Patriarchs and Levites. The main evidence for this that we can still see today are the stone circles and cairns that are all over Britain, along with the artificial ‘mounds of the congregation’ (Isiaiah ch 14 v 13) which were the original places of assembly where matters of importance were discussed. Christ’s sermon on the mount may have taken place at one of these mounds in Judea.

The most famous of these places of assembly in Britain, Silbury hill, is right next to the biggest stone circle Avebury. The artificial hill itself is a technological feat that has been likened to the pyramids and the name of the stone circle Avebury, is derived from Abiri, which is the same word as Habiri or Habiru, the name used in the Armarna letters to refer to the Hebrews and derived from the great patriarch Eber.

The first recorded mention of a stone circle anywhere is not in Britain, but in the book of Joshua, ch 4 v 19-21. The 12 stones that Joshua pitches are described as being at Gilgal, which is the Hebrew word for a circle. Interestingly our word circle today is still similar to that original Hebrew word.

Most of the stone circles in Britain can be read like calendars, by looking to see where the sun rises. They were used to tell the time of year for sowing and harvesting, as well as for sacrificial offerings. Caesar claimed that the Druids offered human sacrifices at these circles, but to date the only remains found have been of cows, sheep, deer and goats, exactly as was asked for by Yahweh in the Old Testament. Cairns were also used for sacrifices and they were built strictly to the Davidic directive of not using any metal tools to shape them. Some of the flint hammers used to shape the stones at stonehenge were found underneath one of the uprights at the turn of the last century when it fell over. No idols or images have ever been found in Britain either, all in accordance with the Old Testament law.

The sacrifices made at these stone altars had to be without blemish and just like in the Levitical rites, the Druid would lay his own personal sins and those of the community onto the head of the victim, before sending the blood to the earth and the flesh to the fire.

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Silbury hill – The mound of the congregation.

The Wisdom of the Druids and Their Belief in an After-Life

Stonehenge itself was built using the same unit of measurement as the great pyramid in Egypt and can be seen from its stellar alignment to have been created around 1680 BC. Enoch is credited in various traditions as being the first to record the movements of the planets and by looking at the descriptions of the hours in the day in the book of Enoch, it can be seen that whoever wrote that Apocryphal book had to have been in the north of Europe at the time to be recording it, probably at one of the stone circles in Britain.

According to the Welsh triads for every hour of the day at each of the 3 great circles in Britain there were 100 choristers continually singing the praises of God. Hecateus of Miletus writing in 600BC claimed that there were also harpers there, providing a link with David and his famous harp playing. The harp is still the sovereign seal of Ireland to this day and was used as a teaching tool by the druids there to explain the sciences.

The druids are recorded as having known the circumference of the earth and the movements of the stars and the nobility throughout northern Europe were educated by them. Each court would also have its druids and bards and along with the aristocratic pupils, there would also be local children listening to the instruction. It was only the religious truths that they kept committed to memory, everything else was written down, probably in Phoenician Hebrew before later in Greek and Latin.

The druids themselves studied at the universities in Britain, which were known throughout Europe as containing the purist doctrines, with gentility from throughout Gaul travelling there to receive the best instruction. There were 40 of these original chief seats of the Druids, where there could be anything up to 60,000 students studying at any one time. 31 of these places of higher learning can still be identified as they kept their original name, despite later Roman attempts to change them. It took 20 years to fully learn all that was required to become a druid and you had to have been a part of their caste in the first place, just like the Levites of Israel and the Brahmans of Aryan India.

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A bard playing his harp, which was also a teaching aid for instruction in the sciences.

There were 3 separate orders in all, the bards, ovates and druids. The bards were concerned with the arts, the ovates were the prophets and the druids were the priests and law givers. None of them could be taxed and the people were expected to pay for their upkeep, again, this is exactly the same with the Levites and the Brahmins. During war, it was unlawful to attack them and they were allowed to travel unmolested between the sides, attending to the wounded. They even knew how to break and reset bone, to ensure that it grew back correctly. We can see from this that our ancestors in Europe were highly honourable people, who could be trusted to keep their word. When the Romans came and made no distinction between the castes of people and attacked the Druids, the people were horrified at their barbarity in doing so.

The Druids wore white robes, with a jewelled breastplate, exactly the same as that worn by the Levite priests. 5 of these breastplates have been found, where we have been lucky enough to find bodies buried in their full regalia. They had a Cymric or Celtic cross on the back of their robes and when they were not wearing their official clothing, they wore trousers. Abaris, a Druid who travelled to Athens, was said to have got there on an arrow of Apollo, which was probably referring to his magnetic compass. He is recorded as speaking perfect Greek and being a worshipper of the supreme being.

Magi was the latin word for a druid and was used by the Celtic writers of Ireland to describe them and it has been suggested that the 3 wise men of the Bible may even have been Druids. Pliny wrote of the Druids of Brittany as being ‘Gaulish Magi’ and Diogenes Laertes compared them to the Chaldeans of Assyria, the Magi of Persia and the Parsees of India in points of learning and philosophy. Ponce Pilate was said to have been educated by the Druids and the question that he asked Christ ‘What is truth’ was one of the questions regularly debated by them in their colleges.

Caesar wrote that the Britons fierce fighting spirit came from their belief in a life after death and Luca, an educated Roman writing 50 years after Christ said about them that ‘From you we learn that the bourne of a man’s host is not the pale realm of the monarch below. In another world the spirit survives still – death, if your lore be true, is just the passage to enduring life.’

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The bards were able to record the druidic wisdom in writing once they became Christian.

Writings by the Christian-Druids

The Welsh triads mentioned earlier were first written down by the bards of King Arthur’s court in the sixth century. Once the druids became Christian the restriction on writing their wisdom down was lifted and it is from these triads that we can get a good idea of what their philosophy and spiritual beliefs were, as well as what their laws were.

‘Three duties of every man, worship God, be just to all men, die for your country.’
‘In every person there is a soul, in every soul there is intelligence, in every intelligence there is thought, in every thought there is either good or evil, in every evil there is death, in every good there is life, in every life there is God.’

‘Let God be praised in the beginning and the end, who supplicates him, he will neither despise nor refuse, God above us, God before us, God possessing all things, May the father of heaven grant us a portion of his mercy.’

‘There are 3 primeval unities, and more than one of each cannot exist, one God, one truth and one point of liberty, where all opposites preponderate. Three things proceed from the three primeval unities. All of life, all that is good, and all power.’

‘The 3 primary ornaments of wisdom; love, truth and courage. In 3 things will be seen the primary qualities of the soul of man: In what he may fear, what he would conceal, and what he would show. 3 things make that man equal to an angel: the love of every good, the love of exercising charity, and the love of pleasing God.’

‘The 3 primary principles of wisdom; Wisdom to the Laws of God, concern for the welfare of mankind, and suffering with fortitude all the accidents of life.’

‘The justice of God cannot be satisfied except by the sacrifice of life in lieu of life.’

‘Matter is the creation of God, without God it cannot exist. Nature is the action of God through the medium of matter.’

‘God consists necessarily of 3 things: The greatest of life, the greatest of knowledge and the greatest of power, and of what is the greatest there can be no more than one of anything’

That last one I think explains well how what can at first glance seem to be a plurality of gods, is actually just different manifestations of the same God. When Caesar saw similarities between the attributes of God that the Druids honoured and the different gods that Rome worshipped, he was mistaking their beliefs for the same corrupted beliefs the Romans had. The Druids beliefs were obviously incompatible with Rome, for Rome outlawed them the same as they did Christianity. If they had indeed been the same as Apollo and Jupiter, then there would have been no need for them to do that.

Druidic prayer:

‘Grant o God thy protection, and in protection, strength, and in strength understanding, and in understanding knowledge, and in knowledge the knowledge of justice, and in the knowledge of justice, the love of it, and in that love, the love of all existences, and in that love of all existences the love of God. God and all goodness.’

The motto of the druids was ‘Truth against the world’, which is exactly what Christ preached in more ways than one, since he identified himself as Truth personified and taught rejection of the world.

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Boadicea in her chariot.

The Druids were Not ‘Pagans’ in the Modern Sense

Far from being like the Pagan nature worshippers of the east, our earliest northern ancestors were monotheistic and highly advanced. People today are taught that the straight roads in Britain were built by the Romans, but they were not, they were built by the early Britons, who fought against Caesar on them in chariots. These chariots had the same form as the ones used by the Assyrians empire, only they were improved upon by having blades added, as can be seen from the ones that have been recovered. Far from being backward, the ancient Britons had telescopes in the form of wells and could read the stars. Unlike the other religions that the Romans sought to absorb among their own, Druidry like Christianity, was outlawed by them and slandered in their writings, leading to many of the misconceptions we see about them today.

People think that by claiming to follow the later Norse gods, they are honouring their ancestors, but their earliest European ancestors were the people in Gaul and in Britain, who remembered that there was only one God. The people who built the stone circles were not praying to Odin their ancestor, but to Yesu the holy branch sprung from the tree of Jesse that was to come. It is likely that the great secret that the Druids held was that they were the original people of the covenant. Their feats of memory had to have been phenomenal to remember all that they did and it had to have been passed down to them unchanged from the earliest times. Due to their strict genealogical code, they were following a type of eugenics that would have ensured that only those who were biologically equipped to be able to use their knowledge, would find out about it.

Stonehenge is an incredible piece of engineering, as are the roads, mounds, mine workings and stone settlements that the ancient builder race in Britain created. The last of that builder race’s philosophy was that of the Druids and it evolved seamlessly into Christianity.

There were no martyrs made of the apostles of Christ when they came to Britain in the first century, they were welcomed and given the same privileges as the druids were, with land allotted to them and maintenance from the people. They succeeded in converting King Arviragus in the first half of the first century AD, but it was not until a century later that the whole country became Christian, with the positions that were formerly held by the Druids going to the new Bishops, who were themselves of the bloodline of the Druids. This original church of Christ made up of his covenant people would continue the druidic traditions of universities, hospitals and monasteries, sending out missionaries into Europe and converting the Goths and later helping to convert the Angles and the Saxons, despite having been pushed out of southern England by them.

The deification of the Saxon ancestors that the Scandinavians took to did not happen until centuries after the druids converted and even that still shows traces of their original heritage as being among the twelve tribes of Jacob Israel. It was common knowledge that the purist European religious doctrine was held by the druids in Britain and they were the first people to accept Christianity and teach it to others. The Vikings do not appear in history until six centuries later and when they did, they had a corrupted form of the knowledge that the Druids originally held.

It was this Culdee or Celtic faith of those converted druids that the British King Constantine was instructed in, before he became emperor of Rome and legalised Christianity. This form of the Christian faith was universal for the first 6 or 7 centuries and it is not until the 6th century, that we hear of there being any differences between the church at Rome and the official church elsewhere. The Britons originally refused to acknowledge Augustine’s authority or Rome’s superiority at that time and Augustine actually only managed to convert the Saxon kingdom of Kent to the faith, with the rest of the Angles and Saxons being converted by the Celtic church.

It was not just the people who kept the scriptures of the Old Testament, that were waiting for a messiah and following the laws given to them by God. The Druidic priests of Britain and Gaul had memorised their scriptures just as the old Israelites had and their transfer to the new faith, was as much a continuation of the old faith as it was for the Judahites and other Israelite tribes in Judea. The Druids similarities to the Levitical priests point to a shared origin for both. This was common knowledge a few centuries ago with the celebrated antiquarian William Stukely writing extensively about the Hebrew connections with Druidry in 1740 and 1743. Since then archaeology has confirmed those connections, but the Judao-Christian church pays no attention to them, preferring instead for the European people to think that the Jews are the remnant of Israel, and that our ancestors were pagans worshipping a plurality of gods like the Hindus do now.

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Further Reading:

Our Neglected Heritage – Gladys Taylor

Celt, Druid and Culdee – Isabel Hill Elder

Tracing Our Ancestors – Frederick Haberman

Prehistoric London, Its Mounds and Circles – E O Gordon

Stonehenge and Druidism – E Raymond Capt

The Traditions of Glastonbury – E Raymond Capt

The Early British Church – Rev. L G A Roberts

Saint Paul in Britain – Morgan