T H E H I S T O R Y
'I HAVE ALWAYS THOUGHT OF GOD AS A TEACHER --
A BRINGER OF LIGHT, WISDOM AND UNDERSTANDING.'
-- SIR IAN McKELLEN
Written by Gevork Nazaryan
Starting in 1997 I began to type up some of my earlier handwritten manuscripts, which I had written when I was Seventeen...
HISTORIES MAKE MEN WISE; POETS,
THE MATHEMATICS, SUBTLE;
NATURAL PHILOSOPHY, DEEP; MORAL, GRAVE;
LOGIC AND RHETORIC, ABLE TO CONTEND.
-- SIR FRANCIS BACON
...However, my teenage years were not the Beginning of my passion for History -- the Ultimate Subject. Since the age of Seven, when for the first time I curiously picked up an old and rusty book from my Father's [a well-read man who from young age has instilled in me the high values of pursuing a Life Path of Education -- Knowledge and Wisdom [my pursuit of the path of Jnâna-yoga of books and philosophy] Always seeking eternal Consciousness over fleeting Pleasure. He has taught me the Golden Law of not what to think -- but -- how to think - he pointed the shining path to Eternity by instilling in me the values of a true Philognostic -- One who Loves Knowledge -- and highly dislikes ignorance [lack of knowledge and understanding] in all of its manifestations -- viewing as the root of all evil in this world] personal bookshelf and began to slowly read through it, I have fell in love with books and my fascination has become reading and knowledge -- particularly very ancient Armenian and later Classical Civilization.
History affirmed the time-tested belief of the ancients that wheel of history spins in cycles. Our ancestors maintained the notion that there was once a Voske Dar -a Golden Age of perfection, followed by a Silver, Copper, Bronze and Iron Ages [the latter three also corresponding to the archaeological construct of the evolution of metal production]. The Essence of the Ages [generation--degeneration--regeneration] however was to overcome stasis and in many periods of history unfortunately digression that would plunge mankind into the darkness of ignorance. The secret of History was to move through the spiral of Time in an upward fashion. Humanity would stumble from the Sacred Path of True Spiritual Progress time and again...[ever increasing Consciousness being the true ultimate Purpose...words like gene--genie--genius--jina are all related to the ancient Armenian Jins Azgn -- Godmen of the Golden Age...]
AS WE ALL KNOW SCIENCE BEGAN WITH STARS...
AND MANKIND DISCOVERED IN THEM THE DOMINANTS OF
THE UNCONSCIOUS, THE "GODS," AS WELL AS THE CURIOUS
PSYCHOLOGICAL QUALITIES OF THE ZODIAC:
A COMPLETE PROJECTED THEORY OF HUMAN CHARACTER.
-- CARL GUSTAV JUNG
The law of octaves operates throughout the entire Universe. For example, the atomic scale of matter described by the periodic table of elements in chemistry conforms to this law precisely. Based on the atomic weight of a given substance, the table begins at its apex with hydrogen, the lightest of all elements, which has just one electron tracing a specific orbit, or period, around the nucleus. The heavier the element, the more electrons it hosts, and the more periods are needed to accommodate them. The table culminates with substances like curium, one of the densest of radioactive elements. The curium atom consists of ninety-six electrons, which between them trace a total of seven periods around the nucleus precisely the number of periods, or intervals, between the fundamental notes of the major musical scale. The eighth, transcendental note of this atomic scale is the whole phenomenon, all atoms combined.
The Library became my True Sanctum Sanctorum from the cold harsh realities of this world in the here and now -- and all of the suffering of humanity that I was surrounded. I must say much of it being highly unnecessary and stems from fellow man's inhumanity to man [driven by sheer ignorance that include base instincts that are also part and parcel of human nature]. Yes, 'the system' was in many ways the problem. Time and again great philosophers and teachers, dreamers, idealists -- Visionaries who were no ordinary men -- manifested EA [carrying the Spark of the Divine Essence...Krist Consciousness]...Zoroaster, Hermes, Buddha, Jesus would come to Humanity in order to relieve and show the path to Liberation. They unfortunately would not see complete triumph of Heaven on Earth, their Great Work would only be partially successful only to be continued by other decent, highly moral and in many ways altruistic men and women who committed their lives not to mere pursuit of "pleasure and happiness" -- but would only find "pleasure and happiness" -- in the happiness of All... Such individuals indeed stood out from the crowd -- they knew that there was an Ideal -- something Greater than their individual selves - A Totality and The One that connects The All. True "pleasure and happiness" would only come with a true return to wholeness -- via Knowledge of Truth -- an eternal path of unfolding revelation and Growth. And the more one learns...the more one realizes... how ignorant one is. But, this is part of the learning process that will humble -- yet -- elevate and ennoble you. It will lead to eventual Liberation for -- The Truth Will Set You Free. You must stay the course towards...Infinity...
The real temple my friend is the human body which is but a microcosm of the macrocosm -- or a miniature [model] part of the Whole. So --Know Thyself-- and you will know-- All. Seek and pursue Knowledge and Experience [over monotonous "pleasure seeking"] that will lead to expansion of Consciousness -- it will surely guide you to real Liberation. Library and Liberation...two very important words...that have a resounding similarity...indeed. And do not necessarily think of a Library as an old building with a lot of rusty books. We are truly fortunate in many ways to live in this day of Age of Information...Now knowledge is at your finger tips, you just have to know what to search for. In fact, the benefits of modern technology and the Internet are making it possible for you dear visitor to read these very pages of the Enlightenment Chronicle which is in many ways a small library [the design of AH AEC is not just a "random" selection -- as all manifested parts of AH have a profound and sublime underlying meaning that reflects the concept of a virtual-spiritual Library. Thus serving a harmonious purpose that fuses the all-inspiring and immortal Aesthetic Beauty with that of the Infinite Quest for Truth...
Surely, these are clues to You, dear reader, that are amongst the much lesser veiled aspects of the Quest. The House of Books -- the House of Wisdom is My Temple...of Light...of Wisdom...of Rebirth. And I hope that this Eternal Light will also gracefully warm your heart, soul and mind -- elevating you to ever higher states of becoming. For -- as the Man rightly noted -- Who looks outside [without], dreams... who looks inside [within], Awakes... [C. G. JUNG]
...I was born on November 22, 1976 [it was a Monday -- the day of Planet Moon and symbolic of the Reflective Light of the Brilliant Sun -- this was the first natural birth -- the second Spiritual rebirth would come with the Awakening] -- The 9th Sign [November] of the Solar Zodiac -- The First Day of Sagittarius -- 111 -- The Archer-Horseman with the Flaming Arrow -- a Positive Fire sign -- Freedom Loving and striving towards Human Excellence, True Knowledge, Spiritual Wisdom, and possessing a dynamic restless drive, Energy, strength and vigor of Divine Discontent -- these being the Quintessential elements of character -- ruled by Lusnt‛ag -- Planet Jupiter -- 'the Emperor of the Planets' -- THE FATHER OF LIFE -- 1 [Sun] + 2 [Moon] = 3, Jupiter's number -- Holy Trinity and the Teacher of the Gods [Ageless Wisdom], the inspirational force includes -- Luck, Growth, Flexibility, Opportunity and -- V I S I O N.
AN ENGRAVING OF DR. JOHN DEE WEARING THE
MITHRAIC CAP OF THE ALCHEMISTS. THE TRADITIONAL
RED ARMENIAN CAP IS SYMBOLIC OF THE CREATIVE LIFE FORCE
Thursday is the designated day of the planet out of the Seven days -- the Morning Star rising in the East...the Planet of Consciousness, Wisdom and ultimately... Perfection, conceived nine months earlier -- almost exactly to the same hour... Named Gevork [Gēorg -- according to the Classical rendition -- the name allegorically refers to the fertilization of Matter with Spirit -- Triumphant] -- in honor and Spirit of the Great Patron Saint of the Red Cross [April 23rd being his Holy Day]-- the slayer of the Višap-Dragon of Ignorance [not by a 'hap chance' but on the contrary -- I was conceived and was born in the Year of the Dragon according to the Chinese zodiac -- the main characteristics being an eccentric and passionate nature --
contains the duality of Ignorance and Wisdom -- Male-Female
Positive-Negative -- within the One -- thus the Higher Self [Wisdom Head -- which is the
True Divine Self] conquers and vanquishes Lower Self [Ignorance Tail --
Body -- which is a
but merely a topsy-turvy imperfect physical [Lunar feminine or negative] reflection of the ethereal
perfect True [Solar masculine positive] Self -- after overcoming base instincts and thus attaining a
higher state of Consciousness]] -- the herald of the Spiritual Rebirth
My Father's side -- The Nazaryans [lit. Seers -- Supreme Scion -- Azgn Višapac‛] -- were generational Goldsmiths going back to antiquity. My uncle -- the oldest of Five Brothers -- who recently turned 80 years old [b. in 1923] -- taught me from early age a great deal about our family history going back to Eighteenth century. Another relative from extended family-- gave me the book THE NAZARIANS, by Eli Nazarian -- who traced my lineage all the way to --1475 -- to the Great City of Ani [stretching generations before that era into the K‛urm-Višap-ARMAN bloodline]. I learned that the tradition of Goldsmiths ran deep in my family [the ancient family crest is a rose, red cross and symbol for gold] going all the way back to the Great City. My uncle and the second eldest brother -- Gevork -- continued the fine tradition of the Goldsmiths while my father became a renowned surgeon [not a "chance" choice made by Father he chose to pursue this noble field in the spirit of the ancient Hermetic Art of the Healer-Savior-Reconciler of Humanity [wearing the white robe of the healer brothers...purified and perfected soul-spirit] -- for only in a sound body can sound mind and sprit dwell] performing a Herculean average of 300 operations per year.
As I noted the Modern Medicine is the daughter of The Royal Art -- hence the Caduceus or the Hermetic-Mercurial Staff of dual vipers [the caduceus of Esculapius has only a single intertwined snake -- this ancient symbol is also used by the Medical-Pharmaceutical community] being the symbol of the wise humane Surgeon-Healer -- the word Cure is related to the Latin word Curia -- Priesthood -- in ancient times the moral driven hermetic Priests -- the K‛[H]urms -- were the medical doctors-healers of the people -- this is the reason that after one successfully completes the necessary Work and receives his or her Ph.D. in the numerous disciplines of modern science -- becomes a Philological Doctor -- lit. in Love with Wisdom Doctor -- in his or her field of expertise -- yet another implication to the ancient art of fusion and the divine marriage. It was my uncle who taught me some of the family traditions steeped in the heritage of fusion. Making beautiful decorations from precious metals and stones was a means of making a daily living that provided income for sustenance of the family, however that was not a means to an end...The ultimate family Quest was -- the Great Work of Perfection -- through transmutation of elementals [for Gold as a precious metal represents -- the Sun -- and the Solar Energy -- Mercury is the nearest Planet to the Sun], the positive-negative Fusion of opposites [via elemental mercury -- male principle -- celestial spirit, and sulphur -- female principle -- matter [mother] terrestrial spirit -- and more extensively the matrix [[or the Net according to Gnostic parlance]] of the Universe] that is -- In-Out, Upper-Lower, Male-Female, Fire-Water, Heaven-Earth etc. [by adding the 3rd great ingredient of Alchemy -- the Armenian Salt -- the Great Elixir of Life -- the Vordan Karmir -- the Red Dye or the Philosopher's Stone in and of itself containing the eternal secret of Youth and longevity] -- thus achieving the Synthesis -- the Perfected Final State...
SIGNED FRONTISPIECE OF A BOOK GIVEN TO MY FATHER BY THE GREAT MASTER
E R V A N D K O C H A R DURING HIS 1974 ART EXHIBITION IN MOSCOW.
KOCHAR IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE ARTISTS. HE WAS AN
OUTSTANDING PAINTER AND A SCULPTOR [HE SCULPTED THE STATUES OF
SASUNC‛I DAVIT‛ AND VARDAN MAMIKONEAN!] AT THE SAME TIME IN THE
SPIRIT OF TO THE GREAT MASTERS OF THE RENAISSANCE. IN FACT ONE CANNOT
BUT HELP TO SEE A LOT OF INSPIRATION FROM L E O N A R D O D A V I N C I.
DA VINCI IN HIS TURN WAS INSPIRED BY THE ARMENIAN MASTER BUILDERS.
THE BRILLIANT GENIUS BASED A NUMBER OF RENAISSANCE CATHEDRALS
ON THE TRADITIONAL ARMENIAN PATTERN. DA VINCI
TRAVELED TO ARMENIA TO PERSONALLY STUDY THE SACRED ARCHITECTURE
A R P‛ E N I K [GIRL OF THE SUN] 1 9 2 0 SKETCH BY THE MASTER.
During the Middle Ages most of the scientist Alchemists throughout Europe -- and the known World for that matter -- were Armenians -- carrying the tradition from their Sacred Homeland to four corners of the world. The tradition continued well into the Age of Enlightenment -- when alchemy led the way for establishing the natural discipline of Chemistry and in fact alchemy and was the forerunner of many of the modern sciences. Alchemy first and foremost represented not material but Spiritual development. Arguably the most renowned and best Armenian Hermeticist and Alchemist of the XVIth century is Giovanni Battista Nazari who lived and worked in Venice. His Della Tramutatione metallica e la concordanza dẻ Filosofi e loro prattica [Brescia, 1572, 1589, 1599] is a quintessential study of the Hermetic arts. I cannot verify for certain my direct kinship with Giovanni Battista, but I do know for a fact that there were related Nazarians living around this period in Venice.
ENGRAVINGS OF A MAN AND A WOMAN FROM THE INFLUENTIAL ARMENIAN
VENETIAN COMMUNITY DONE BY THE RENAISSANCE PAINTER CESARE
VICELLIE IN THE XVITH CENTURY.
A MEMBER OF THE IMPORTANT ARMENIAN VENETIAN COMMUNITY
ENFACE AND PROFILE DRAWN BY DA VINCI.
TAŁAGIRK‛ ONE OF THE FIRST ARMENIAN BOOKS PUBLISHED IN VENICE IN 1513
This important city-state of the Middle Ages, that later became one of the flourishing centers of Renaissance had close ties with Armenia and Armenians. It was Giovanni who passionately pleaded for liberation of Armenia and Cyprus from the Turkish hordes and was instrumental in financing the Venetian fleet in a number of victories against the Ottoman Turks. He published his arguments in Discursum de futura et sperata victoria contra Turcas e sacris prophetis aliisque vaticiniis, pordigiis et prognostis).
A NINETEENTH CENTURY POSTER DEPICTING LEONARDO DA VINCI [RIGHT] WITH THE
ARMENIC [SHINAR-SUMER-SUBER] TRIPLE CROWN OF GODHOOD HOLDING
MASTER PLANS [ARCHITECTURAL BLUEPRINTS]. DANTE ALIGHIERI
CROWNED WITH THE LAUREL LEAVES OF DIVINITY [WITH CLOSED EYES --
INNER VISION] STANDS ON THE LEFT. GODDESS OF DIVINE WISDOM
WITH THE SPARK OF THE CREATOR AND THE HOLY CUP IN THE CENTER.
The renowned and famous names of prominent and old Italian families like Armani [very ancient name for Ar-menians], Armenta Ermenegildo [Armenian Goldsmith] and many others only verify this ancient fact of once prosperous Armenian community throughout Italy, most notably in Venice. In 1687, Nahapet Nazarean published The Book of Elucidation, a philosophical study of many years.
AN ENGRAVING FROM A XVITH CENTURY BOOK PUBLISHED IN VENICE
DEPICTING VARPET [SPIRITUAL TEACHER] AND AŠAKERT [STUDENT].
NOTE THE STRAND OF WOVEN HAIR EMANATING FROM THE TOP CENTER OF HEAD.
THE HIGHLY SYMBOLIC ARMENIAN HAIR STYLE
DENOTED INDIVIDUAL'S COMMITMENT TO SPIRITUAL WISDOM.
AND A DEVOTEE OF VE-RI-TAS [TRUTH].
THE OLD VENETIAN ARMENIAN CHURCH OF THE HOLY CROSS.
ARMENIAN TRADESMEN WERE THE FIRST TO OPEN COFFEE SHOPS
THROUGHOUT EUROPE IN EARLY XVITH CENTURY AFTER THE DISCOVERY
OF 'THE NEW WORLD' AND IMPORTATION OF A NUMBER OF NEW
EARLIER -- DURING THE RENAISSANCE -- THE "LOST" CLASSICAL KNOWLEDGE
BEGAN TO TRICKLE BACK IN FROM ARMENIA AND BYZANTIUM.
It was also no coincidence that in early XVIIIth century Father Mekhitar decided to establish the Mekhitarist Brotherhood in Venice, which by early XIXth century had produced so many important scholars and works that it became the Armenian National Academy of Sciences recognized by no other than Emperor Napoleon. Many of the leading Armenian intellectuals were graduates of the Mekhitarist fathers who also established branches, initially in Vienna and later in many cities throughout the globe. Their contribution to Armenology is unsurpassed and the Mekhitarist fathers still continue the fine tradition in San Lazarro Island, near Venice, in Vienna and elsewhere. The great Romantic poet, the honorary Armenologist, also came to the Mekhitarist fathers in order to study and learn Armenian language and culture. He is by far the most renowned 'Armenologist' if we can use that term loosely. The great idealist poet was mortally wounded few years later while fighting the Turkish tyrants in the Greek War of Independence. There is no question that Lord Byron is one of the beloved sons of the Armenian people...
A PAGE FROM THE BOOK OF ELUCIDATION PUBLISHED
IN VENICE IN 1687 BY NAHAPET NAZAREAN
THE FRONTISPIECE BARES -- THE RED ROSE
SUPERIMPOSED ON A SHIELD -- THE FAMILY INSIGNIA.
...The Alchemist Knew that there is a very solid link between matter, life, and consciousness. The turning of the base metal into Gold was highly allegorical [the physical manifestation was all but an exoteric veil concealing the true meaning of the Ancient Art and the Ageless Wisdom] to the overall growth and self-realization and ultimately -- the Perfection of Man -- through Involution and Evolution -- on spiritual, mental, emotional and physical planes -- that was the real transmutation of the alchemists. Many Enlightenment philosophs such as Jean-Jacque Rousseau were men of Reason and Rationality, however they were also fascinated with the ancient art of alchemy because they knew that the true raison d’etre of Alchemy [the word magia comes from the root mag which in Latin means expansion and growth] was everlasting. Rousseau's favorite outfit was the traditional Armenian alchemical robe -- yet another ancient symbol of the Philosophers and their eternal Love of Knowledge and Wisdom.
...My ancestors from Mother' side come from a stock of rugged Siwnik‛ [Sunyk] highlanders who called themselves Siwni -- the Children of the Sun after -- Šivini or Siwini -- the ancient Armenian Solar God of ARARAT. Traditionally -- Teachers and Warriors -- who have always lived as Free Men and Women from their high impregnable sacred Mountains never submitting to any tyrant or tyranny. They are very hospitable, warm, kind, gentle and industrious people with really big hearts and spirits common to all mountaineers [don't take my word for it -- if you get a chance to visit Armenia go to the Syunik and see for yourself what Traditional Caucasian Hospitality means]. My grandfather -- Garnik [very ancient Armenian name] was a distinguished horseman and a highly educated man who at age of 28 became a respected professor and a years later a dean in a Polytechnic Institute of Yerevan. At the outbreak of the Great Patriotic War in 1941 he volunteered for duty, leaving the 'safety' of his career as a dean for the fire of the Front.
THE LETTER BOUND [WITH ILLUMINATED PLATES AND ENGRAVINGS, RUS. ED.]
1939 EDITION OF THE MANY THOUSANDS-YEAR OLD
ARMAN COSMIC EPIC THE DAREDEVILS OF SA-SUN.
ONE OF THE SURVIVING VOLUMES FROM MY GRANDFATHER'S
LIBRARY -- A VERY DEAR AND PRIZED POSSESSION.
I TRULY BELIEVE I INHERITED FROM HIM THAT 'VOICE OF CONSCIOUSNESS'
THAT ALWAYS REMINDS ME TO FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT --
-- FOR TRUTH AND JUSTICE -- FOR IDEALISM...FOR... BEAUTY
AGAINST -- LIES AND LIARS, MANIPULATORS AND ALL THOSE
THAT ARE UGLY INSIDE AND WANT TO DEPRIVE OTHERS
OF BEAUTY, OF FREE WILL TO PURSUE
THEIR DESTINIES IN COMPLETE FREEDOM.
I GREW UP WITH THE FOLK EPIC OF THE NATIONAL HEROES FIGHTING
OVERWHELMING ODDS IN ORDER TO SAVE THE WORLD FROM TYRANNY.
MHER [MIHR] THE HERO WOULD COME OUT OF THE CAVE
WIELDING THE MAGIC LIGHTNING SWORD [T‛UR KAYTSAK] -- AT THE MOST
CRITICAL TIME -- WHEN THE WORLD WAS IN THE GRIPS OF EVIL TYRANTS AND
THE PEOPLE WERE YEARNING FOR LIBERATION FROM THE DESPOTIC YOKE.
He enlisted in the service as an officer and a commissar. After a number of fierce battles near the town of Kremenskaya for bravery and outstanding leadership of his squad was promoted to a rank of a major. He was heroically killed while leading his men during the fury of the Epic Life and Death Battle of Stalingrad... His last instruction to his loving wife of three children..."Make sure all three receive highest education possible..." My Mother became a doctor. She met and fell in love with my Father when they were both students in Med School in Yerevan -- marrying in 1969... I was born Seven years later...
SECTION OF THE REMNANTS OF AT LEAST 7,000 YEAR OLD K‛ARAHUNJ OBSERVATORY
STILL CONSIDERED A SACRED HOLY GROUND BY THE LOCALS
...My grandmother Arshaluys [Dawn] started her equestrian lessons as is the tradition of her highlander kin, early on --when she was five years old. She, like my grandfather was also an expert sharp shooter -- a necessity springing from the need for self-defense from nearby invaders was part and parcel of the freedom loving mountaineers. My Siwnik‛ ancestors come from the Ocean of Life, and the Sacred Fire -- the Eternal Spark of the Creator burns bright in their Caucasian hearts and Promethean souls. For they come from generations that for millennia has lived on the Holy Ground -- the telluric grids of the K‛arahunj Astrological Observatory [lit. Stonehenge]. The native inhabitants living there still unravaged by "modernity" KNOW -- both instinctively and by tradition -- those places where the currents of vital energy -- transmitted through the Earth's magnetic field -- is an essential planetary vortex of the Cosmic Life Force -- one of Mother Earth's centers of Mercurial influences. The telluric energy unites with the natural matrix of the holy site and thus serves a twofold purpose -- to the advantage of Man [microcosm] and manifested Nature [macrocosm] of the unmanifest [the Essence of All].
We still do not fully know why it is that certain spots on the Earth's surface are by general agreement more inspiring than others or how it happens that these very places so often coincide with the centers of prehistoric sanctity. From what we have seen of the scientific methods practiced by the adepts, the Priest Builders of the ancient world throughout the globe -- in the very important magnetic fields or 'Holy Grounds' like the K‛arahunj Observatory -- it is possible to draw two conclusions. First, they recognized the existence of some Force or telluric current, of whose potential we are now ignorant, and discovered the form of Natural Science by which it could be manipulated.
A BOOK OF HEALING THAT INCLUDES AN ASTRONOMICAL CALENDAR
PUBLISHED BY THE PROMINENT ARMENIAN COMMUNITY OF VENICE IN 1513/14.
Secondly, they gained, apparently by means connected with their use of this current, certain direct insight into fundamental questions of philosophy, the nature of God and of the universe and the relationship between life and death. In all probability, the ancient megalithic observatory was also a great center for religious practices, which among other things included the celebration of pagan Mysteries, sites where the councils of the Wise Elders- High Priests of the spiritual hierarchy were held, and very likely the school grounds where the ceremonial 7-year cycle of the neophyte [from initiation through completion] -- future high priest -- was held.
The heightened state of perception enjoyed by those who live close to the natural sources of Life, like the ancient megalithic K‛arahunj Observatory, can amount practically to a further dimension of inner Vision or Light. People whose livelihood depends upon familiarity with their native country and its resources become aware of certain qualities in the landscape and in the atmosphere which are not noticed and felt by strangers.
The Fire of the Free Spirit of the Divine Spark of the Creator burned bright in all of its brilliance in their hearts and souls. Read all about the astonishing wonder of the astronomical observatory and the universal astrologers K‛arahunj from the pages of the Enlightenment Chronicle from the Armenia: Cradle of Civilization Chapter -- click here. From a Time...of a Cosmic Civilization -- when Philosophers were Kings...and UNIVERSAL DIVINE WISDOM ruled all of Planet Earth.
WE CANNOT CHANGE ANYTHING UNTIL WE ACCEPT IT.
CONDEMNATION DOES NOT LIBERATE, IT OPPRESSES.
-- CARL GUSTAV JUNG
JEAN JACQUES MARIE D'MORGAN [1857-1924]. THE OUTSTANDING ARCHEOLOGIST,
GEOLOGIST, ETHNOGRAPHER AND HISTORIAN. A TRUE FRENCH ARMENOPHILE
WHO GREATLY ADMIRED THE ARMENIAN PEOPLE, INCLUDING THEIR ANCIENT
HISTORY AND CULTURE. HE EXCAVATED 956! ANCIENT SITES THROUGHOUT ARMENIA.
IN 1919, IN PARIS HE PUBLISHED THE VALUABLE FINDINGS IN HIS
HISTORY OF THE ARMENIAN PEOPLE. MORGAN IS A HUGE FIGURE IN ARCHAEOLOGICAL
HISTORICAL SCENE. THROUGHOUT HIS LIFETIME HE EXCAVATED COUNTLESS ANCIENT
SITES THROUGHOUT THE NEAR EAST. HE WAS THE ONE WHO MADE
AMONG OTHER THINGS THE SENSATIONAL FIND OF
THE STELLA OF THE CODE OF HAMMURABI IN BABYLON.
Thus began my long journey for Truth or the Quest for Holy Grail. Throughout the years I developed a unique and particular fascination for History. The study of the great ancestors -- the proud Highlanders of Ararat-Armenia since time immemorial has become my foremost interest [within the overall frame of collective human history and heritage - no history of any people can be separated and studied as a "distinct" subject, the best way to study any subject is in fact the interdisciplinary approach viewed from different angles].
I read the works of all classical Armenian Historians, including the Father of Armenian History -- Movses Khorenatsi [during the Vth century Golden Age of Armenian Literature], Agat'angełos [IVth Century], Paustos Buzand [Vth Century], Koryun [Vth Century], Yeghishe [Vth Century], Sebeos [VIIIth Century] T'ovma Artsruni [VIIIth Century] as well as a number of other renowned scholars and historians who were the torchbearers of knowledge and wisdom from the Golden Age of Armenian Literature.
I also began to closely study the works and research of eminent Armenian historians of modern and post-modern periods such as Nicholas Adontz, Jean Jacques Marie d'Morgan, Grigor Ghapantsyan [also a renowned linguist], Hakob Manandian, Alexander Lisitsian, Tadevos Hakobyan and as well as number of other equally worthy and prominent scholars. To truly understand the richness and grandeur of the Armenian Civilization and to render justice to the study of the kultur -- you must visit the State History Museum of Yerevan located in the Republic Square -- the heart of the Capital -- which contains but a small fraction of material manifestations of the spiritual breadth and depth of this ancient people.
THE MORE HIGHLY DEVELOPED A MAN'S CULTURE
BECOMES THE MORE SPIRITUAL GROWS THE
BRILLIANCE OF THE FORM WHICH RAVISHES HIM
-- JACQUES MARITAIN
'...EVERY HISTORIAN DISCLOSES A NEW HORIZON....'
-- GEORGE SAND
While my favorite post-modern contemporary historians [who made a brilliant synthesis of the material and spiritual -- that of the modern science with the Ageless Wisdom -- or better yet -- finite with the Infinite...] would forever remain the outstanding architect and philosopher-scholar Alexander VARBEDIAN [Alexander ARORDI V.], Rafael ISHKHANYAN [long and dreadful illness took the life of this commendable and noble Armenian only few years ago, not only a scholar but a political activist -- Ishkhanyan served as a representative in the Khorhrdaran -- the National Council [[after 1995 -- Azgayin Zhoghov -- National Assembly]] -- of the Third Republic] and Martiros KAVOUKJIAN.
JEAN COCTEAU AND ARNO BREKER DURING THE PARIS EXHIBITION.
This long and meticulous study from a multidimensional perspective led the way for the blossoming of my own ideas and my own unique worldview based on a solid foundation, all finding their manifestation in my first unpublished [online] Work that You, dear reader, now have in front of Your eyes -- AH AEC || v. 3.3 -- on the pages of ARMENIANHIGHLAND.com ...
'...THE FACE OF THE TRUTH IS HIDDEN BY A GOLDEN VESSEL.
REMOVE THE LID OF THAT VESSEL FOR ME WHO AM
DEVOTED TO TRUTH, SO THAT I MAY SEE THE TRUTH...'
THERE WAS A DOOR TO WHICH I FOUND NO KEY...
THERE WAS A VEIL PAST WHICH I COULD NOT SEE...
-- OMAR KHAYYAM, THE RUBAYAT