The past few days I've been blogging about archaeological matters, and yesterday I suggested the ultimate archaeological heresy that the mystery of Teotihuacan would never be resolved until archaeologists looked beyond the Americas to do so. Such things would seem, to me and co-author Scott D. deHart, rather obvious, and that raises the whole issue of whether or not such reluctances, when they occur, are deliberate.

Well, I recently acquired a book called  The Forbidden Archaeologist by Michael Cremo, one of my favorite authors and certainly one of the world's best known "heretics" for his temerity in question archaeological and evolutionary dogmas and reconstructions of human history. This book is a collection of essays and articles Cremo had written for Atlantis Rising magazine, and it is well worth the money. In it, appearing as the second chapter of the book, is an article entitled "The China Connection:Conspiracy, Archeology, and the Rockefeller Foundation."

Cremo notes that the  grants by the Rockefeller Foundation under the family patriarch largely and originally went to various Baptist churches, since the family was Baptist (ever wonder why there are so many Baptist churches? But in that, as they say, there is another very long story, one, perhaps, for a future book....) But beginning in 1928, under John D. Rockefeller Jr., the structure of the foundation, and its goals, were deliberately turned by the Junior Rockefeller into a secular direction. The Foundation was divided into five divisions: "international health, medical sciences, natural sciences, social sciences, and the humanities."(p. 8).

The purpose for this division, as one Rockefeller academic later put it, was that "It seemed clear in 1932... that the biological and medical sciences were ready for a friendly invasion by the physical sciences.... The tools are now available for man's central nervous system really operates, how he thinks, learns, remembers, and forgets.... Only thus may we gain information about our behavior of the sort that can lead to wise and beneficial control." (p. 8, citing Warren Weaver, emphasis added)

But what has all this to do with archaeology, you may ask? According to Cremo, it has a great deal to do with it, for in the very year that these reforms and goals became part of the platform of the Rockefeller Foundation, it funded the archaeological and paleontological research of the American Davidson Black made his now famous discover of Beijing man, Sinanthropus, which discovery, with aid of Rockefeller Foundation money, was touted all over the world as the latest confirmation of evolutionary theory.

...and people wonder why I am skeptical of the grand scenario of Zechariah Sitchin, who had his offices in Rockefeller Center...

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Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".


  1. marcos anthony toledo on October 7, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Real history is so much more exciting than what is dole out it is a shame what the elites have done with it palming off lies and fantsaies as the truth and keeping everybodies histories hidden from them or as in 1984 Ignorance is Strength.

  2. HAL838 on October 6, 2011 at 7:21 am

    Yes, well, allow me to do some demon speak,
    as Zec was full of ****
    because he had his head up his ***
    with incredible WMDistrAction.

    At any rate, thank you, Joseph.
    I have (and have read) Cremo’s first book,
    “Forbidden Archaeology” in the shorter version
    and just put this new one on my list.

    I’m familiar with the online magazine,
    but except to network info,
    I don’t like to read off the monitor.
    I’m a ‘hard-copy’ person and I even love the books, themselves.
    In my hands, turning pages; the ‘feel’ of….
    Doesn’t matter whether it is new or not.

    • Jay on October 6, 2011 at 8:04 am

      Atlantis Rising is a magazine printed on paper. One can buy it at new agents or subscribe.

      Yes, AR also does PDFs for download.

      • HAL838 on October 6, 2011 at 11:10 am

        Thanks Jay.
        Yeah, I know; but no money ( Iam sick on disability)
        and no time because pain slows everything down.

        Try to wrap your head around time travel.
        You see…you get both together;
        so whichever youy conquer first, the other will follow.
        Star travel or time travel.
        ET or ET.

        Thanks guys.
        That was great !
        And I think that Earth is mother to “humanoids”
        so that the ET as in Extra Terrestrial came from here anyway.
        Long, long ago.
        Any differences would come from a number of things.
        Time for one, planetary conditions and
        bio-manipulation, etc.

        I agree with you, Quasar;
        except that I apply that to all religion in general.
        The Living and Self-Aware Universe wants harmony,
        not worship.

  3. Jon Norris on October 5, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    The main thing I got from Sitchin’s work was to wrap my head around the idea that the supposed “gods” of the ancients were actually real living beings. Once you consider that possibility, everything changes, and the world becomes a very different place.

    Whether he was right about his conclusions, only time will tell. He did expose some interesting things, like the sculptures of elephants in a Mexico museum display of pre-Columian art….

    A book on the Rockefeller dynasty…….oooh, that would be sweet. Yes, yes, yes…

  4. Ken Lemon on October 5, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    I cannot believe all the negative vibes over the years about Zecharia Sitchin.

    I mean the old fella passed away last year at aged 92, I think he dedicated probably 50 years of his life to deciphering the cuniform texts, it doesnt make sense that he would bullshit to himself AND the rest of the world for 50 years.

    If he was 10% wrong, then he was 90% RIGHT.

    I just wish the old fella was still around.

  5. Citizen Quasar on October 5, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    As far as I am concerned, Christians are some of the biggest kooks and hypocrites around (and NO I DON’T care to argue this…but I will) and it is no wonder that the Rockefellers financed not only the Baptist church but also the National Council of Churches.

    Speaking of linguistics, IMO,and correct me if I am wrong, the word “church” comes from “kirK” (as in Captain James Tiberius Kirk of the Enterprise, where logic, non-contradictory identification, is excluded from emotions and emotional analysis) and “kirk” is derived from “Circe,” Goddess of Confusion. Circle has the same root; as in ‘circular reasoning’ or a ‘circular definition.’

    If people are impressed to go once a week to practice FAITH, countering and allegedly superior to anything they learned through REASON for the previous 6 days, and this is re-enforced by cloaking it by positing it in some omnipotent being, then their ability to figure out what is really going on around them will be (and has been) greatly diminished.

    Whence we have the society we have today.

    This dichotomous mind control mechanism is so deeply ingrained and embedded in people that I will bet a dollar to a dime that someone will pipe in and chastise me for defiling their ‘faith.’

    • MattB on October 5, 2011 at 4:56 pm

      I don’t consider myself to be a ‘Kook’ or hypocrite Citizen Quasar. You might want to narrow your statement to specific individuals who use ‘christian’ as a tag-which in most cases is very far from what being a Christian can actually be.

      I know in American you guys have a weird ‘civil religion’ that is happy to bomb people and build the military industrial complex. Please note that this by its own agenda and operation is not ‘be a little Christ’.


      • Citizen Quasar on October 5, 2011 at 10:30 pm

        “This dichotomous mind control mechanism is so deeply ingrained and embedded in people that I will bet a dollar to a dime that someone will pipe in and chastise me for defiling their ‘faith.’ ”

        You are welcome.

        • MattB on October 7, 2011 at 6:19 pm

          And I could bet a dollar (an aussie one) that some one with an anti religious view point based on some very inaccurate scientific and philosophical positioning would come to attack a faith view ( as demonstrated by your totally ridiculous post on another thread).

          I would call that being brainwashed by the anti faith philosophy that governs many institutions in this world. Thus you have demonstrated a ‘dichotomous mind control mechanism (that) is so deeply embedded in people that think they are ‘scientific’.

          Darwin didn’t prove evolution at all mate-do some reading-you have been suckered in.

    • naomi on October 6, 2011 at 5:05 pm

      Rockefeller also funded Tim LaHay and the “left behind series” regarding the “Rapture”. Total maniplation of religon to acheive a long term geo/political goal. Look at the worldwide media attention of that idiot in California that said that the Rapture was going to happen a few months back on a specific date. Did anyone wonder why media world wide was covering this? Answer: Rockefeller. Why? to keep people looking the other way while the New World Government and financial collapse is being engineered.

  6. Citizen Quasar on October 5, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    Off topic. But let me share this email link I just got with you:

  7. Bear claw Chris Lapp on October 5, 2011 at 9:32 am

    Germany to reintroduce the Deutschmark (according to RT’s Max Keiser).

    Germany 4.0!

  8. LSM on October 5, 2011 at 7:43 am

    Hi Dr. Farrell,

    “Rockefeller… , since the family was Baptist”-

    from what I’ve read (if the sources are credible) their real name is Rockenfelder (German Jews)- it never ceases to amaze me how the sheeple fall for an acquired outward religious act (start with tele-evangelists)-

    “…and people wonder why I am skeptical of the grand scenario of Zechariah Sitchin, who had his offices in Rockefeller Center…”

    not only you-

    but we won’t go today to other sources that paint Sitchin in any even more sinister light…

    • HAL838 on October 7, 2011 at 6:38 am

      And how strange is it that the 2 most common ‘American’
      names are “Jones” and “Smith;” both corruptions of:

      Smith is from the German Schmidt and Jones is from
      the Jewish Cohn or Cohen.
      How strange is that in its implications?

  9. Bonnie on October 5, 2011 at 6:50 am

    I didn’t know if you were aware of the Bosnia Pyramids. I came across this the other day . Here is a description of the main pyramid.

    Satellite, aerial photographs and geographic maps show that Visocica hill has four sides like other existing pyramids around the world. All four sides are identical with the points of the compass, facing north, south, eastand west.

    The pyramid plateau, which measures 27m x 420m, is paved with stone slabs.
    These blocks have been cut by human hand, transported to the site, and then used to build the plateau of Visočica. Testing of the soil indicates the age of the site to be at least 12,000 years old.

  10. Charles Frith on October 5, 2011 at 6:03 am

    I never heard the Rockefeller Sitchin connection though I questioned his NY affluent lifestyle.

    • MQ on October 5, 2011 at 7:32 am

      Wow, I didn’t know about this one at all! Never has it been more true to “follow the money”. I can say for myself, after I read Cremo, my viewpoint on all of the “standard model” of archaeology, history, etc changed. We have been following the manipulated spewings of spineless teat-suckers.
      Dr Farrell, I listened to your interview w/Georgeann and you definitely blew the lid off the Baptist/fundamentalist movement here in America ( in case you’re curious). You’ve got to put up links to all your various appearances!!

    • Jay on October 5, 2011 at 8:05 am


      What “NY affluent lifestyle”?

      • ahwoo on October 5, 2011 at 9:44 am

        Ditto, ‘What “NY affluent lifestyle”?’ When I met him years ago, he had all the makings of a very humble academic. However, I was not aware that ZS had an office in Rockefeller Center. Can that be clarified ?

      • MizGreen on October 5, 2011 at 12:42 pm

        Ditto, Jay. From what I’ve read read, Sitchin lived quite simply. If you want to demonize him, I hope there’s a stronger reason than an alleged “affluent lifestyle.”

        Personally I hate seeing this growing movement to demonize Sitchin (largely based on his ethnicity, I wonder?) He may have erred in some of his conclusions, but I think he was courageous to go as far out on the limb as he did. Sinister? You’ve got a ways to go to prove that, I think.

        However, I’m certainly willing to see where Dr. Farrell and Dr. DeHart go with this…….

        • Joseph P. Farrell on October 5, 2011 at 2:42 pm

          My apologies…I am not tring to demonize the late Mr. Sitchin, but merely to point something out.

          • bdw on October 5, 2011 at 5:03 pm

            And I am very glad that you DID point it out.

            Interesting . . . . .

          • HAL838 on October 7, 2011 at 6:46 am

            No….Joseph….that’s why I did it for you…………
            I didn’t mean that you would wholeheartedly
            agree or that I was in any way speaking for or
            trying to, speak for you in that sense and context.

            THAT is/was MY opinion and mine alone;
            credit, blame or just response-ability.
            No offense to ANYONE intended 🙁

        • paraschtick on October 5, 2011 at 5:52 pm

          For those who don’t know, Sitchin was an Israeli I think so I guess that is kind of what you meant I think, Mizgreen 🙂 … and I am a (sometimes harsh) critic of zionism, the Jewish Lobby etc (and that can be seen by some people as anti-semiticism)… but in Sitchin’s case, I believe that he isn’t being attacked for that aspect of things. I think he is being criticised by people because he deliberately or inadvertantly “misinterpreted” Sumerian writings, and created a (very strange) mythology which a number of people are following.

          This may of course be part of an agenda by shady people who may have funded him (ie the Rockefellers … who by the way are not Jewish as some people may claim. They were just funded originally by the Rothschilds and are not related to them either).

          [Notice all the “may”s there. I have no idea whether there is an agenda or not. Its just that my spidey sense tingles like mad when anyone references Sitchin and his works].

          One of Sitchin’s greatest critics is Dr Michael Heiser, who indeed may be Jewish if his name is anything to go by. Sometimes its quite hard to distinguish between German and Hebrew names lol. Just checked his Wikipedia entry and it says he is Christian though I don’t know if that is his “original” religion or not.

          But nevertheless, I don’t believe that is the main criticism of Sitchin. I believe it is his shortcomings as a scholar that rankle with some people. And of course as someone has said already, he may be partially correct with some of the things he has “uncovered”, and Heiser may be leading us down a false trail, as well. All things are open to debate when it comes to such arcane topics. Very few people can translate tablets from long ago so maybe we need an independent scholar (one without an agenda) to look at the tablets and give us the true picture of what they tell us.

          Anyhow, I think its best to treat everyone with a bit of caution. Even very highly credentialled academics. Just because they have a PhD or whatever doesn’t make them infallible or subject to agendas of one sort or another. If you are a fan of Sitchin’s work, just be careful not to put your entire stock in it. He may be shown to be a charlatan of the highest order, and then you may be subject to extreme embarrassment (lol) … though when it comes to some people, they tend to be rather dogmatic and cling to rather strange fantasies. I guess thats the cult mentality coming in.

          Anyway, debate of such topics is always interesting even though to some people we may look like one brick short of a brick load …

          Best wishes

          Harvey Price

          ps just checked the Sitchin entry on wikipedia, and it says he was an azerbaijani-american. Oh well another piece of my huge stack of general knowledge has just bit the dust lol … you learn something new every day etc …

          • Jay on October 5, 2011 at 9:04 pm

            No it was the person who claimed the “NY affluent lifestyle” who was being questioned.

            You can choose to believe Sitchin’s version of ancient astronauts and rocket ships every few thousand years for half a million total or not–as if no one could think up better intersteller transport in that time. (I don’t believe that story, even though it’s a similar story to that told in the “Chronicle of Akakor”.)

            Israeli or not, Mr Sitchin lived on Manhattan Island (aka New York City) for something like 60 years.

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