ARMENIA: THE CRADLE OF CIVILIZATION
H I G H C O U N T R Y
Written by Gevork Nazaryan
The Akkadian king Naram-Suen [2236 - 2200 BC] launched an incursion into the
Armenian Highland in order to fight the powerful kingdom of ARMANI or ARATTA. In
the inscriptions that were made both in Akkad and in southern portions of
Armenia, he gave the details of the military campaigns against the Kingdom of
ARMANI around the area of Lake Van. It is interesting to point out here that,
the inscriptions tell us that later a portion of the the warrior highlanders of
Aratta would later descent onto lower Mesopotamia -- defeat Naram-Suen -- and
secure their own rule over the Near East. The word Armani - an early form of
Armen-Armin [Armen or Arman denotes the national affiliation, as with many
cultures standing for the particular nation thus, the God AR being the primary
deity in the Indo-European pantheon - thus AR MAN denotes -- Men of Ar or
Children of Ar, again initially AR standing for ARAREL-ARARICH - Create-Creator
and also means Sun, Light and Life. The Goddess Aruru or Arara later turning
into a male principle, ultimately the binary [positive-negative] combination of
both forming a harmonious union of the One. Armani is what still Arabs and other
ancient peoples of the Near East call the Armenians. It is very important to
note here that Plato, in The Dialogues..., also gives us an account of
the Flood and the city of Atlantis -- the hero of the story is ER [UR-AR]...[UR-MENia
-- AR-MANia -- ERIMENa]. Yet another important piece of the puzzle that points
to Armenia as the sacred point of origin of present civilization, a secret known
to the ancients. Another very important author of the antiquity was Berossus, a
Greek writer born in Bithynia and a priest of Bel[us] -- Baal [lit. lord]. He
lived as early as the time of Alexander the Great to about 280 B.C. He wrote
three books of histories called variously Babylonica and Chaldaica [Chald
was the God of War of Ararat also associated with Haik]. They are believed
to contain and the very ancient priestly chronicles of the temple of Bel in
Babylon. In the preserved records Berossus points to Armenia-Armania as the Land
of Four Rivers and the Land of Gods -- the place where humanity was born and
through the portal of the Tree of Life [Garden of Eden] a gateway that reached
the Stars and...Immortality.
A Metsamor hieroglyphic inscription marked with the double E-Esque Symbols. The same symbol would centuries later be inscribed in the Delphic temples of Greek Oracles. The Fifth letter E [half of perfect 10 among other meanings symbolic of the original zodiac made up of 10 signs [each divided into its own decan] and the ten letters of the primeval alphabet] pronounced just like the Armenian letter Ē - the Seventh letter of the Alphabet...was the sacred symbol of the Quintessence -- the four elements moved by the fifth principle. The + symbol [to the left of the four elements appropriately depicted in a mode of duality] in the sacred Metsamor hieroglyphic square, among other meanings connotes the union of the opposites [vertical and horizontal]. Similarly the open circle within the smaller square in the upper right corner connects the solar-phallic energy or the male principle in a harmonious communion with the female principle -- symbolic of the primordial male principle within the female egg [binary union].
A pot with the superimposed carving of a two-headed višap
[the twins or duality from the single source]
[dragon or serpent] biting its own tail [Eternity].
Centuries later, the tradition of the Land of Armenia as the pathway to
eternity will be incorporated by the alchemists of the Middle Ages, who during
the Renaissance rediscovered numerous ancient texts referring to this ultimate
subject. This was in and of itself not simply a 'magical' fairytale concept. It
was in fact taken from a primordial historical memory that was kept by the
ancient scientists who were also known as the seers and high priests of wisdom.
An example of this is the art of alchemy itself that in fact layed the
groundwork and evolved into the discipline of modern chemistry. The same can be
said of many other similar disciplines and sciences. The Quest of Immortality
would come about with the alchemical forging of the philosophers stone
[philosopher's Sun - symbolically represented by the Sun] known as the Armenian
Salt [in Latin salarmenicum and pierre d'Armenie in French]. The Armenian salt
was the quintessential ingredient without which the elixir of Immortality would
not be made.
Philosophers hand, also known as the hand of the mysteries. The moon and the crown of the thumb are symbolic of astral heaven. The six-winged star of the index finger stands for the union of heaven and earth. The Middle finger's Sun is symbolic of the Armenian Salt -- representing the mind and the wisdom. The second finger contains the beverage of spirit [male principle]. The small finger contains the key-salt -- symbolic of the material realization of the mind and Idea -- and also Man's entry into the previously unknown. And in the palm within the circle of fire is fish symbolic of the water and fire -- creation.
Further Reading: See GENESIS -
AYA by ALEXANDER ARORDI VARBEDIAN.,
In a monumental work of almost 1,000 pages
the outstanding scholar meticulously narrates the 12,000 year history of
the Armenian nation and the beginnings of the present Human Civilization
in the highlands of Armenia.