Ladder Between Heaven and Earth
by John Watson
It seems to be clearly indicated that at one point in human History, the Gods, angels etc. traveled freely between Earth and Heaven and clearly that interaction between the Divine and the Humans was common place...
Then something drastic, cataclysmic happened
and the link physically
broke, or was broken by the Gods for whatever
reason, and mankind was literally
left on his own to fend for himself. We will detail
this theme more in
out summary. This page will present excerpts and
links on themes and legends
dealing specifically with references to the ladder.
The Icons of St.
by Ev Cochrane
When the sky was near.
Below are short snippits to illustrate the
point, the detailed accounts
are in the PDF File
James Frazer summarized West African lore as follows:
“In almost all the series of native traditions there, you will find accounts of a time when there was direct intercourse between the gods or spirits that live in the sky, and men. That intercourse is always said to have been cut off by some human error;...
Similar beliefs are conspicuous in South Africa. Witness the following traditions collected by Breutz:...
The ladder-to-heaven motif is also attested in Aboriginal Australia...
Chinese lore recalls a time when a ladder
spanned heaven, thereby
allowing regular trafficking between the two worlds.
Yuan Ke summarized
the various traditions as follows:
“In those days there was a ladder between heaven and earth. The gods and fairies and witches all came and went easily between the two places.”
That the “gods and fairies and witches” employed the ladder-to-heaven in their ascents and descents recalls the Biblical report that “the angels of God” made a practice of ascending and descending Jacob’s ladder.
The ladder-to-heaven motif is particularly prominent in the New World. Thus, the pioneering anthropologist Franz Boas observed that “the scaling of heaven is a saga which occurs very often in America.”...
Traditions of primeval ascents to heaven along
ladders or chains
of arrows are common in South America as well...
As the above samples clearly show the legends are surprisingly similar around the world. The article contains all the details of the various legends for further reading. The reference to the lower sky in our opinion is that before the deluge our study group believes that clouds covered the Earth much like Venus. This is covered in great detail in another section not yet completed. The other and also very likely possibility is that the "distance" is merely symbolic, as people in those days may have assumed "Heaven" was close because of the ease of travel between the two realms. A Star Gate like portal, or a hovering spacecraft with an actual ladder would cover this hypothesis, but it is our contention that the Star Gate hypothesis is the correct interpretation.
The various references to the "World Tree" describe it also as a "ladder" by which Heaven can be reached and further describe it as being in the center of the World. Cross reference to the description of Mount Meru or Sumeru and you will see a consistent pattern emerge.
The most important thing that we have
discovered so far is that something
so big and catastrophic happened that left a lasting
impression on virtually
all the races on the planet. In an attempt to pick
up the pieces, and tell
the story, the remnants of survivors told the story
from their perspective
and with time differences appear, yet the core
"So tragic and lamentable were the spectacular events remembered as the “departure of the gods” that ancient peoples everywhere sought to recreate or re-experience the Eden-like conditions that prevailed during the Golden Age."
|Further adding to the narrative, the author
points out the connection
between the "ladder to heaven" and the connection to
the ladder leading
to the sun God's abode
The current Sun, needless to say, does not regularly appear in conjunction with a luminous staircase. Hence the glaring anomaly presented by such widespread traditions, attested in the New World and Old World alike.
In order to understand the traditions of a
ladder associated with
the ancient sun-god it is instructive to consider
the evidence from rock
art. Witness the image represented in figure two,
from prehistoric California:
Here a ladder-like form distends downwards from a
so-called sun image.
Inasmuch as this image has no obvious reference in
the current skies, scholars
might be inclined to overlook its possible relevance
to the mythological
motif under discussion here. Yet once consider the
remote, that this image commemorates a former
configuration in the sky—one
centered on the ancient sun-god—and it is obvious
that it immediately clarifies
the universal belief in a ladder-to-heaven. For if
such a configuration
was once prominent in the sky, can there be any
doubt but that traditions
of a ladder leading to the sun would be sure to
The existence of an actual physical bridge or gateway between Heaven and Earth is someting we at Pegasus do not deny, but we have found strong evedence that this connection is a Star Gate, connected by a wormhole... which we have found numerous references to especially in regards to the circle with the dark hole in the center. We believe what ancients are describing is a series of steps entering the portal. The above high lighted statement of a "living rope" and the "lightning rope" mentioned in his text can just as easily describe a wormhole.
And he dreamed that there was a ladder* set up on the earth, the top of it reaching to heaven; and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it.
And he was afraid, and said, ‘How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.’
*Or stairway or ramp
The reference clearly indicates the recurring theme in old religious texts of the coming and going of angels between heaven and earth as if it was a normal activity. And Jacob does then declare the place to be the gate of heaven. Though this is a dream, it never the less illustrates the mind set of the day.
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