The Alien Astronaut Investigations of Morten St. George




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In a period of less than one hundred years, humankind advanced from traveling by horse and buggy to making a trip to its planet's satellite. Just imagine what the humans might be able to accomplish over the course of the next ten thousand years! That is possibly enough time to develop techniques for long-term human hibernation, to build extremely fast spaceships, and to explore every planet within a thousand light years.

Around the middle of the last century, the famous physicist Enrico Fermi was asked if he believed in aliens, and he replied: Where are they? Fermi makes a strong point. Stars in our galaxy range up to ten billion years or more in age though our own planet has less than five billion years of history. Within such time scales, ten thousand years is hardly the blink of an eye. Indeed, there were even intelligent humans ten thousand years ago, and what if the alien civilizations have been progressing for even longer, maybe even for millions of years? Aliens, if they exist, should be visiting us on a regular basis, and without any visible signs of alien visitation, Fermi concluded that we are alone.

Fermi's logic, however, relies on a couple of underlying assumptions that have yet to be proven. First, it assumes that alien technology is no more advanced that what we can imagine for ourselves in the future. Second, it assumes that the alien visitors, once they got here, would want to immediately and directly announce themselves. In other words, it is possible (even likely) that aliens have been here and we just do not know it.

Carl Sagan once estimated that there could be as many as one million extraterrestrial civilizations exploring our galaxy. It is somewhat naive of people to believe that not one of them has been capable of finding us. However, it does not take a million civilizations to find us. It only takes one civilization with a million spaceships to find us. That is why, even by skeptical estimates, ancient astronauts are a done deal.

The moral of this story is that the quickest road to finding aliens might come from looking into our past rather than looking into deep space. Every plausible sign of alien contact needs to be investigated. Of course, it is now well-known that the Egyptians did not need alien help to build the pyramids and so forth, but other phenomena are not so easy to explain. Among these stand the mysterious drawings on the desert floor near Nazca, Peru, drawings that were clearly intended to be viewed by an intelligent creature from the sky.

Scientists have determined, via radiocarbon dating of wooden stakes used to mark out the drawings, that the Nazca Lines date from around 600 CE, but science has made little progress on determining why the people of Nazca drew those lines. Dozens of explanations to counter alien notions have been put forth but none are convincing.

Sadly, even the late Carl Sagan, one of the great proponents of the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI), felt compelled to join the debunking effort, suggesting that they merely worshiped the Moon and made those drawings to entertain their god. I think it unlikely that Sagan, even with his powerful telescopes, found eyes of the Moon and so it is highly doubtful that the people of Nazca, with the naked eye, were able to see eyes on the Moon. As anyone who has studied the ancient philosophers like Plato and Aristotle would know, humankind has acquired a lot of knowledge over the years but we remain no more intelligent than our ancestors.

By no means does evidence of alien visitation have to be an archaeological finding. If the aliens are far advanced (and it seems likely that their technology would exceed the mere ability to travel across the galaxy), they could probably assimilate the basics of the our mentality and absorb our spoken languages. In general, therefore, every major instance of inexplicable phenomena in the past needs to be carefully scrutinized for signs of alien involvement.

One such instance in post-mythological times was Muhammad's encounter with the archangel Gabriel, which produced far more than what might be attributed to hallucinations. I'm sure almost everyone in the world (who is not a Muslim) would instantly write Muhammad off as a quack, but let's be careful. Recall that from the other side of the world we see another sign of potential alien contact, namely, the Nazca Lines, which arose during Muhammad's lifetime.

Indeed, the life of Muhammad (570 CE to 632 CE) equates quite well with dates that some archaeologists have projected for the construction of the Nazca Lines and for the cultural explosion in the city of Tiwanaku. Moreover, the historian Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa, in his History of the Incas (1572), has given us the time frame 565 CE to 665 CE for appearances of the sun bird Inti, who reportedly flew through the air and accurately predicted the future. Sarmiento affirms the accuracy of these dates by correlating them with European kings and popes of that epoch.




In view of the timing connection between the construction of the Nazca Lines in Peru and Muhammad's encounter with the archangel Gabriel in Arabia, one could imagine that the Sun Bird of the Andes wrote the Quran (Koran) and then fabricated the archangel Gabriel to deliver it to Muhammad. Of course, many other explanations are possible, such as:

a) Allah created the Quran and then got the archangel Gabriel to verbally transmit it to Muhammad (who was illiterate) over the course of approximately 23 years. This is what Muslims believe.

b) Muhammad was merely hallucinating and the archangel never appeared. However, the Quran was certainly no hallucination, and it is doubtful that Muhammad could have constantly deceived his followers into believing this story —ongoing for more than two decades— if in fact it was utterly baseless.

c) Muhammad himself concocted the Quran and then claimed it was transmitted to him by Gabriel. However, Muslim scholars make a good point when they say that the Quran is so magnificent (both linguistically and thematically) that it is doubtful that the entire Arab nation working in collaboration could have produced such a book in the seventh century.

This leaves us with either Allah or an alien astronaut as the best explanation, and we have to look elsewhere for information that could help resolve the issue in favor of one or the other.

I never had any special interest in Muhammad and it was purely by accident that I encountered him in my investigations. At the time, I was only probing into the origins of a book referred to as the Revelations of Elijah (also known as the book of revelations, the heavenly book, the book of light, the Cabala and perhaps a few other names), a secret sacred text belonging to a group of medieval mystics known as the Cabala (Kabbalah), effectively transferring one of the names of the book to the entire sect though such a name transfer has never been openly recognized.

Unlike the Muslims, the cabalists never wrote with clarity of expression: their abundant literature was entirely abstruse. Their first fundamental text was the Sefer Yetzirah (the Book of Creation, also known as the Book of Abraham). Some scholars say it was written in the second century and others say it first appeared in the ninth century. Their second fundamental text was the Sefer ha-Bahir (the Book of Brightness). Some scholars say it was written in France in the 12th century and others say that parts of it were written in Babylonia many centuries earlier. Their third fundamental text was the Sefer ha-Zohar (the Book of Splendor). Some scholars say it was written in Spain during the 13th century and others say it was written in the Holy Land during the second century. These are not minor discrepancies. It is clear that the cabalists were an extremely secretive sect and that with respect to the origins of the Cabala, there is little consensus among scholars.

But I happened to know a few things about the Cabala that these scholars did not know as I was able to link their cryptic commentaries to alleged alien writings that self-dated to the late 6th century. And so I was then able to read the mystic writings of the cabalists in a different light, making a profound study of the Works of the Chariot sections of the Sefer ha-Bahir and of the Commentaries on the Sefer Yetzirah by Saadia Gaon, Isaac the Blind, and Nachmanides. Also helpful were the writings of cabala pioneer Gershom Scholem who was the first to encounter references to the Revelations of Elijah.

All of that led me to the conclusion that the Cabala originated between the late sixth and early seventh centuries when, as the cabalists believed, the Lord decided to fulfill His biblical promise: "I shall send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord." The prophet Elijah made numerous fiery descents in his Chariot, delivering, apparently one "volume" at a time, the Book of Revelations to Judaic scholars in a Babylonian desert. Indeed, the beginnings of the Geonim and their academies roughly correspond to the time of Muhammad's encounters with Gabriel, and Babylonia was relatively close to Muhammad's Arabia. Moreover, Elijah the prophet and Gabriel the angel were both described as luminous (suggesting the use of holograms). Regarding sound, Gabriel spoke in an "imperious" voice, and Elijah's speech, glorifying the Lord, echoed in the desert.

It must be noted that Muhammad's angel was quite unlike the winged children we see depicted in the religious paintings of the Christians.

Muhammad and angel Gabriel

And not quite like this depiction either. Muhammad reported that Gabriel's stretched-out wings covered the entire mountain! A mere case of mistaken identity must therefore be ruled out.

The Revelations of Elijah (of which thirty-nine passages are still extant), however, are wholly silent on the theme of authorship of the Quran. But my investigation into the origins of the Revelations turned up a big surprise. Elijah the prophet delivered more than just the Revelations to those scholars in the desert. Elijah also delivered the Sefer Yetzirah, which of course explains why this book was widely believed (in cabalistic circles) to be of divine origin. Consequently, the Sefer Yetzirah, in addition to the Revelations, may have been written by the same alien astronaut, giving us another place to look for clues on authorship of the Quran.

The first sentence of the Sefer Yetzirah reads as follows:

In thirty-two mystical paths of wisdom (the hidden one) engraved Yah, Lord of the Legions, God of Israel, God of Life, King of the Ages, All-powerful God, Creator of Good, Dwelling in the Heights, Dwelling in Eternity, Holy Be His Name, and created (the hidden one's) world with three books: written, numerical, and verbal.

Pistorius' translation of the last three words into Latin was Scriptis, numeratis, pronunciatis.

The cabalists identified the written rendering as pertaining to the Revelations of Elijah (deemed written in heaven by the archangel Metatron and merely delivered by Elijah). And they identified the numerical rendering as pertaining to the Sefer Yetzirah itself, since this book, deemed written by Abraham, was essentially a numerical account of creation via combinations of the letters of the Hebrew alphabet. As for the verbal rendering, they concluded that this had to be the Book of Moses (Torah), now deemed to have been verbally dictated to Moses on Mount Sinai. But that makes little sense. Moses was too distant in time to be part of singular authorship of the three books. The verbal rendering therefore may very well be the Quran, verbally transmitted to Muhammad on the Mountain of Light.

Was the Quran transmitted by an alien astronaut?

On whether the Quran was authored by Allah or by an alien astronaut, the preponderance of evidence tends to favor the astronaut. This evidence includes cabalistic indications of nearby descents of the prophet Elijah and his chariot occurring almost simultaneously with Muhammad's prolonged contact with the angel.

Note that the Quran provides a cross-reference. It refers to the "Books of Abraham and Moses" though, to this day, most Muslims seem to be unaware of any book that can be attributed to Abraham.

The Quran and the Sefer Yetzirah were evidently designed to be read by people with the mentality of the seventh century (in sharp contrast with the Revelations that may have been ultimately destined for the twenty-first century), and consequently they are far from what we might expect an alien astronaut to write. On a closer look, however, those two books can be viewed as powerful instruments of behavior modification.


From a drawing of the Sephiroth by Kircher


SEFER YETZIRAH (translation by Kaplan)

"Ten Sefirot of Nothingness: ten and not nine, ten and not eleven. Understand with Wisdom, and be wise with understanding. Discern with them, and know, think and depict."

Among other things, the Sefer Yetzirah is suspected of having influenced the introduction of Arabic numerals which greatly facilitated modern sciences.


"He grants wisdom to whom He pleases, and whoever is granted wisdom has indeed been granted abundant good; and none would be reminded except those endowed with understanding."

Like the Sefer Yetzirah, the Quran heavily promotes wisdom and understanding. And among other points of interest, Islamic scholars claim that the Quran alludes to the existence of life on other planets:

"And among His signs is the creation of heavens and the earth, and the living creatures that He has scattered through them."

The Quran refers to Elijah most notably in the verse "Peace be on Elias and his people" (Elias is the Greek form of Elijah), which seems rather ironic in view of the contemporary Islamic-Judaic conflict. A special curiosity is whether "the shining Book" (found elsewhere in the Quran) could be alluding to the Revelations of Elijah given that there are hints in the medieval literature that this book emitted light.




A detailed description of Elijah and his Chariot (heavily disguised in an extraneous context) may have survived in a book called Novus Atlas which was translated from Latin to English and published as the New Atlantis in 1627. The text refers to Eliam Messiae and amply describes a 16th-century mystic named Isaac Luria, so there is reason to believe that this Luria was the source of the following description suspected of having been orally transmitted by the mystics from generation to generation for nearly a thousand years:

"He was a Man of middle Stature, and Age, comely of Person, and had an Aspect as if he pittied Men. He was cloathed in a Roabe of fine black Cloath, with wide Sleeues, and a Cape. His vnder Garment was of excellent white Linnen, downe to the Foote, girt with a Girdle of the same; And a Sindon or Tipett of the same about his Neck. He had Gloues, that were curious, and sett with Stone; And Shoes of Peach-coloured Veluet. His Neck was bare to the Shoulders. His Hatt was like a Helmett, or Spanish Montera; And his Locks curled below it decently: They were of Colour browne. His Beard was cutt round, and of the same colour with his Haire, somewhat lighter. He was carried in a rich Chariott, without Wheeles, Litter-wise; With two Horses at either end, richly trapped in blew Veluett Embroydered; and two Footmen on each side in the like Atire. The Chariott was all of Cedar, gilt, and adorned with Crystall; Saue that the Fore-end had Pannells of Saphires, set in Borders of Gold; And the Hinder end the like of Emerauds of the Peru Colour. Ther was also a Sunn of Gold, Radiant, vpon the Topp, in the Midst; And on the Topp before, a small Cherub of Gold, with Wings displayed..."

Perhaps this cherub became Metatron, the heavenly scribe, here guiding Elijah on his descents to deliver the Revelations that he had engraved into fragments of the primordial light including the thirty-two each found to conceal the ten divine names.

Take special note of the radiant sun up on top and in the midst. In the ancient Andes, the flying bird (the alien astronaut) was called Inti, a word meaning sun, and symbolically represented by a radiant sun. This radiant sun later appeared on Andean flags and can still be seen on the flag of Argentina. It also appears in a yet-to-be-decoded medieval text that may have been the penultimate vehicle of survival for Elijah's revelations:

A Voynich Manuscript Drawing of the Radiant Sun

For the Old World, Wikipedia writes "Starting in the fifth century, Elias is often connected with Helios, the Sun." But according to our investigations, this association should have started during the lifetime of Muhammad.









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A version of this article is available in French: Le Coran.