A couple of weeks ago I commented about the emerging eclipse of the Tower of Babel moment, as fewer and fewer languages are coming to represent the lingua franca of ever larger portions of the world's population, with English leading the way. I had a number of interesting responses, including two interesting bits of information I thought I'd pass along, and comment upon.  The first little tidbit is this, reported by Iranian Press TV:

Age-old Babylonian inscription found

Now, this gave me pause for a number of reasons, so bear with me here. The first reason was, at a time when the nutjobs running the West deliberately seem to be stepping up the saber rattling against the nutjobs running Tehran, the nutjobs in Tehran's Press TV decide to run a story completely off topic, about a Babylonian inscription found in the collection of a Norwegian businessman, which inscription is allegedly of King Nebuchadnezzar. Ok, I thought, there's a subtle message here: the Babylonian exile of the Hebrews. An affair that, if one believes the Old Testament, didn't end well for the Babylonians when Cyrus the Great (Persia) took the city, freed the Hebrews, and so on.

But there was a second possible message here, I thought. How did this old inscription end up in a Norwegian businessman's collection? The Press TV article doesn't say. Most likely the explanation wasn't worth bothering about. But there is a slim possibility another message might be being sent, namely: "We know about the Baghdad Museum looting, and your 'antiquity-collecting' scheme." Well, Iran is full of priceless antiquities of its own. Funny, I thought to myself, how the Middle East seems to be having trouble in the countries with antiquities... Well, a fanciful idea to be sure. Then there's the ever-present Tower of Babel theme: that didn't end too well for humanity either, I recalled, no matter whose version you consulted. Messages indeed, and this one was subtle.

Then someone else sent me this intriguing Wikipedia link briefly describing the Celtic-Irish version of the same event:

Fénius Farsaid

So Irish legend has it that one of its kings with a name curiously resembling the word "Phoenician" was one of the builders of the fabled tower? Moreover, said king actually tried to reconstruct the lost unitary language? At this juncture, my mind was swirling with the possibilities. I've maintained, as part of the complex hypothesis I've been investigating in various books, that this ancient unitary language may have represented something more than just an everyday spoken and/or written natural language, that it may in fact have represented a kind of unification of the sciences, philosophy, and what we would now call religion.

The image conjured by the Irish legend seemed to fit yet another model I have been investigating, namely, that in the aftermath of some global or perhaps even "cosmic" catastrophe - which in my case I think was a war (back to Iran again) - the surviving elites undertook to preserve as much of their quickly evaporating science and knowledge as they could. And here, in the Irish version of events, was a statement precisely to that effect, moreover, a statement that would indicate that this effort was undertaken in what we would now call "the West."

I doubt there is much more linking these two things other than a strange sort of "synchronicity," but it is odd that the Tower of Babel should seem to be on the minds of the clerics that control Press TV, when other more important issues would seem to be worthy of their attention. And as all synchronicities seem to embody the strange, bizarre, and downright weird, it is equally odd that, of all the ancient legends out there concerning this Moment of history, the Irish should seem to preserve the idea of an elite busily at work, in the wake of the first great fragmentation of mankind, at putting things back together again.

See you on the flip side.

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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. M3RCURYJ3N on June 2, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    (just a Rh neg, Giant RedHeads’ (red ie phoeni/feni/fini) musings..)
    IMHO i think the “tower” is like much like the world wide web.
    PCs have a tower, language is translated w 1 click,
    And corporate filters are bypassed..

    But i aslo think the one eyed antichrist
    of deception
    Is the TV..

    • M3RCURYJ3N on June 2, 2012 at 11:26 pm

      Dr Farrell, i remember hearing you say “i dont care if your source is a blind prostitute from uruk(?) That you had to dig up and
      clone, SIGHT YOUR SOURCES”

      Phoenician, finegan Etc. Being the red heads is Tsarion Irish Origins of Civilization

    • mnmike on July 12, 2012 at 2:16 am

      Re: Irish legends/ origins. There is an ancient tradition called Ahmusta Kebzeh taught by the 96 year old Murat Yagan of Vernon, BC CANADA that has A Lot to say about this topic. I studied under Murat and came to Love and respect this man and the Kebzeh Tradtion of Abkhazia and the greater caucasian mtn range traditions. This cultural knowledge was called Circasian Yoga by the first modern Europeans that discerned it’s existence. If this topic interests you like Tsarion it might be beneficial to visit their website Having read all his books and looked into it, a very discernable thread can be followed through Alamites, Akkadians, Sumerians, Babylonians, Greeks, Celtic/Germanic/ Nordic tribes. Murat teaches Kebzeh has a 26,000 year oral tradition and that about 4000 years ago riders departed his tribal area between Elbus and Kazbek called Ashkara and over many years waunder West settling in Ireland. Murat says there exists a Tin mine dated c.1500BC SW. of Belfast called ‘Yagans Pit’. Kebzeh has a pretty sophisticated worldview concerning human consciousness, Nart stories, social etiquette, human sexuality, dance, electricity, ‘nests/chakras of the body etc.

  2. M3RCURYJ3N on June 2, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    (just a Rh neg, Giant RedHeads musings..)
    IMHO i think the “tower” is like much like the world wide web.
    PCs have a tower, language is translated w 1 click,
    And corporate filters are bypassed..

    But i aslo think the one eyed antichrist
    of deception
    Is the TV..

  3. Enlil's a Dog on June 1, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    What I want to know is –

    What the hell happened at Babel anyway??? Was it literally as the Bible and other texts proclaim, or was the confounding of languages a metaphor for something else??

    I’ve yet to hear a decent “esoteric” explanation for the event – although I say that with apologies to Dr Farrell (if he has one) as I’ve not read all his work as yet..

  4. Johnycomelately on June 1, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    I find it interesting that of all the post Babel societies an Egyptian elite (Moses) was the only one who ‘spake’ with ‘god’.

    Perhaps religion itself is the universal language.

  5. Greg Parent on June 1, 2012 at 5:38 am

    Traditionalists would interpret the Tower of Babel moment as the diffusion of the Primordial Tradition. By inverse analogy, with which the beginning and ending of a cycle resemble each other, there emerges at the end of the cycle a material/quantitative uniformity which apes the principle unity which characterizes the origin.

    This view is more fully elaborated and integrated with Platonism, Hermeticism, Christianity and a scientific theory of time in a recent work by Dr. Robert Bolton, “The Order of the Ages, World History in the Light of a Universal Cosmogony.”

  6. Jon Norris on May 31, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    Since this is happening about the same time as a new computer virus ravishes the Middle East, perhaps there is a third message – a threat to destroy the internet now that so much of the world is dependent on it. That would be a modern equivalent of a Tower of Babel moment.

    Society wouldn’t quite evaporate, but the world economy would collapse, and businesses would struggle to try and create a new system minus world electronic interconnectivity.

    It would get pretty ugly, and foster huge increases in the fragmentation of society.

  7. SilverSerpent on May 31, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    Each human either unconsciously or (semi-)consciously attemots to achieve “the Remembering.” This is a task of lifetimes (IO). Imagine meeting – in broad daylight while hiking (twice)- Ancient Elders of this HyperCube Earth, who, through communicating with, carried also an embodiment of their awareness transferred both ways (each to the other). Earth History livingly shared. Of course, such supersensible experiencing (in everyday awareness) cannot be shared with those trapped in the mundane focus. Such is the power of the programming placed upon the profane. This works magnificently to the Controllers advantage, which they are not only well-aware of, but initiated in the herd-consciousness. Reap as ye sow, they truthfully state.

  8. bdw on May 31, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    Quetzalcoatl is another figure to check out. Some portrayals in mesoamerica show him with a beard, and some references to him include blond hair and blue eyes (IF I remember correctly). I don’t care about what this guy looks like, just that it’s an anomaly that he appears to be European in pre-columbian Americal.

    some would say Quetzalcoatl is Thoth in America.

    A very interesting character, many mysteries here that are probably relevant to us today.

    • MattB on June 1, 2012 at 4:40 am

      He is also the Rainbow Serpent in Australia.

      • SilverSerpent on June 1, 2012 at 5:22 am

        Right before your eyes, yet you have no knowing. Lift up your 7-Fold self, and cast it upon the Cusp. “You go first, I’ll follow, ok?” No one in the Cistern, nor ever will be. The Great Mystery is also The Great Sacrifice, achievable only with Knowing. Sistine chapel fresco, “Creation of Adam.” It isn’t “Down;” it is Lifted Up. What RainBow? You are phantoms in the mystical Cauldron. Know ~ Then Leap. Immanence. 13 Moments of M.E.S.T. ss”S”T. (I) AM: “amaa” – A Serpent god – “to know; understand.” Qet – A mythological Serpent (phonetic value of 2 Egyptian Glyphs).

  9. Paddy Mc Tut on May 31, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    This also relates to the story from 2010 from the EU times about he Discovery documentary that stated that King Tut was Western European (celtic).
    I think you referenced this when it came our Dr Farrel.

    • Joseph P. Farrell on May 31, 2012 at 6:14 pm

      Yes I did…it’s been a while back though. I don’t recall the exact post.

  10. Robert Barrickhead on May 31, 2012 at 10:57 am

    This hits home.

    There is a very deep “language” that is not spoken. I hear it inb my barrickhead. It connects with our ability to “pattern ecognition”, it is enscribed deeply into our unconsciousness. And, most importantly, THERE is a link to “space/nothing/time”. The key is synchonicity. Not spelling, I can’t spell for fukken sheet.

  11. Jedi on May 31, 2012 at 9:56 am

    shouldnt be such a surprise really, if you study the Kings English, plenty of ancient Greek words are still used…the word loo for example, is too the ancient Egyptions what is still used today…too bathe.

    What is truly enlightening is one of the first words out of an infants mouth is Kaka too describe poo….it means evil. Immediately brings to mind Aldous Huxley, the wise sage who once said, children are genius until the age of 10.

    IOUdaimos which sounds like I owe you demon, means a priest….lol how fitting.
    and now for the bizarre…kilt patterns resemble dna sequences.

  12. Robert Barricklow on May 31, 2012 at 9:49 am

    This hits home.
    There is a very deep “language” that is not spoken. It connects with our ability to “pattern ecognition”, it is enscribed deeply into our unconsciousness. And, most importantly, THERE is a link to “space/nothing/time”. The key is synchonicity.

  13. wdon on May 31, 2012 at 9:24 am

    Doc, If you have already done so you should check out the 2 volume set “The Irish Origins of Civilization” by Michael Tsarion.

    • wdon on May 31, 2012 at 9:38 am

      correction: HAVEN’T already done so,

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