What On Earth Series 2

I am pleased to announce that Series 2 of the six-part documentary, ‘What on Earth’ starts on Tuesday the 26th of January, at 9PM (EST), on the U.S. Science Channel, and runs for 6 weeks. As with Series 1, I appear in each episode of the fascinating show.

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I love the format of the program, which allows me to explore anomalous satellite images and investigate the curious truth behind them, such as Episode One of the new series, which includes “Desperate signs from lost veterans in Vietnam captured by satellite. A fleet of massive ships stranded in the middle of a vast desert. Strange walls stretching vast distances across Northern California. Just what on earth are they?”

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I hope you can tune in and catch some of the show.

Heretic Magazine Issue 8

I am pleased to announce that the Heretic Issue 8 is now out and available on all of your favorite digital platforms (Laptop, Smart Phone, Tablet and Kindle).  And what an issue it is; 10 more nuggets of heavenly heresy.

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I am also quite pleased with my article, Saint Sulpice and the Symbolism of the Priory of Sion, which was inspired by a recent visit to Paris in support of a documentary for the Discovery Channel. What I discovered in the hauntingly beautiful church surprised me, and made me wonder why it had not been revealed before…

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Further, you can check out my video editorial for Issue 8 by clicking on the image below.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYMsIiko1GY

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The Sacred Salmon

I am pleased that the ‘Sacred Salmon’, first published in the Heretic Magazine Issue 7, is now available on my website.

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I have always been fascinated by the Salmon’s ability to return where it was born to breed, and die, but when I started to research the remarkable fish, I discovered that the unassuming creature had emerged through history as the quintessential symbol of wisdom, and was held sacred by the Druids, Celts, Picts and countless indigenous communities.  Quite simply, what I discovered amazed me.

I know it might sound a little odd – a salmon being sacred – but give it go and let me know what you think. I hope you like it.

Maya Kings as Bee Gods

I recently returned from a fascinating trip to Mexico, where I toured many Olmec, Toltec, Mayan and Aztec archaeological sites. While exploring these amazing places is not unusual, I suspect that few have investigated them for evidence of bee veneration. I am pleased to say that what I discovered exceeded my expectations.

While the bulk of my findings will be featured in future articles for the Heretic Magazine, I would like to share one observation that I think is quite astonishing. Mayan bee-gods were male, which itself is quite unusual, and were known as the ‘Saviour God’. Why? Hold that thought.

What is truly remarkable is that the Mayan king associated himself with Venus, a male deity and the most important planetary object of the Maya. Where this gets interesting is that the Maya believed Venus, symbolically, was a bee, due to its intelligent movements; like many ancients, the Maya appear to have been aware of the bee’s peculiar, figure-of-eight-shaped waggle dance. As a result, it was common for the king to depict himself as a drone bee, complete with drone-bee eyes, and a protruding tongue with which to taste the honey of his kingdom. The images below are from the remote Mayan city of Palenque, situated deep in the Mexican jungle, but can be found at ancient sites all across Mexico.

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Mayan Kings as Venus, the Bee God, Palenque © Andrew Gough

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Mayan Kings as Venus, the Bee God, Palenque © Andrew Gough

So why is the Mayan bee-god referred to as the ‘Saviour God’? The answer lies in Mayan mythology. The Maya believed that Venus and his brother, the Sun, descended into the underworld, where the Sun was killed by the God of Death. Venus (a bee) returned with the dead Sun’s head, which he turned into corn, which seeded mankind. Thus, the bee is known as the ‘Saviour God’. The image below, from the Mayan Venus Temple in Tulum, is known as the ‘Descending God’ and depicts Venus, the bee, complete with a bee tail, upside down, diving down to Earth to pollenate mankind.

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The Descending Bee God, Venus, Tulum. © Andrew Gough

Heretic Magazine Issue 7

I am pleased to share that the Heretic Magazine Issue 7 is now available. It’s a brilliant edition and I know you will love it.

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In Issue 7, I write about something that I feel has been overlooked, if not ignored, for far too long. I speak of the Sacred Salmon, the topic, and title, of my latest research for the Heretic Magazine.  In the article, I explore the esoteric significance of the unassuming salmon, a creature which has emerged through history as the quintessential symbol of wisdom, and which was held sacred by the Druids, Celts, Picts and countless indigenous communities. I hope you enjoy it, and I would love your feedback.

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And of course you can check out the Sacred Salmon as part of Issue 7 here.

Also new in Issue 7, I speak out in my video editorial about a few things that have been on my mind recently, namely the state and fate of our honeybees, the senseless destruction of world heritage sites from antiquity, and my interview with Graham Hancock, on the 20th anniversary of his seminal work, Fingerprints of the Gods. You can view it here.

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Stay tuned for more, soon. In a weeks time I will embark on a research trip to Mexico.

Best,

Andrew