For almost three centuries, European linguists, anthropologists and geneticists have been searching for the true origins of the Indo-European, or Aryan, peoples. Many of us identify the term Aryan with German National Socialism, while some Jewish and liberal academics propose that Aryans are non-existent people invented by Hitler to enhance a feeling of Germanic supremacy. This is of course false. According to the online resource Ancient History Encyclopedia:
The term “Aryan” has had a history filled with controversy. The source of the English word Aryan comes from the “Sanskrit” word ārya, which is the self-designation used by the Vedic Indic people who migrated into the Indian subcontinent about 1500 BCE. The Sanskrit term has a cognate in the Iranian word arya, which is also a self-designation. Both the Sanskrit and the Iranian terms descend from a form ārya that was used by the Indo-Iranian tribes to refer to themselves, a term which is also connected to the source of the country-name Iran, from a phrase meaning “Kingdom of the Aryans”.
Rather than speaking of a corruption of the word Aryan, thus acknowledging its association with National Socialism, I prefer as whole to address the broadening definition and meaning given to the word, and the factual emergence of the term Aryan Race. Much of the carefully danced around point of Aryan ancestry, is a direct result of political correctness and generalized disassociation with words associated with the Third Reich. However, that being said the basic idea of what National Socialists and the pre-National Socialist groups such as the Edda and Thule Societies as well as the Germanen Order, the Arisophical writings of Guido von List and Jorg Lanz von Libenfelds are essentially not totally incorrect, if not misled on a number of less significant points.
The Aryan race, or the concept of “Aryan” as a racial description of phenotype is not accurate. Aryan is both a linguistic tradition as well as a common culture, or rather a number of cultures which share the same common ancestry. Aryan also is a series of religious or folk beliefs that also have a common denominator. And the race which originally created the language, culture and religious roots of the descendants of the Aryans were of the Nordic race, based on both genetic, archaeological and living examples of peoples of Europe and the northern, more isolated regions of Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Northern India, Kurdistan in Iraq, Asia Minor and many other similar Near Eastern and Asiatic regions. Deceased examples of an Indo-European racial type that share religious, cultural and linguistic traditions in common with Old Persian, Hindu and especially Celtic and Germanic peoples from Europe were the Tocharians, whose best example are the Caucasian mummies of China, which wore Celtic tartan dress, ornamented their belongings with swastikas, bore tattoos with symbols consistent with all Indo-Europeans peoples, held religious items indicative of both India and Europe, and physically were tall, blonde and blue-eyed, or with red hair and a distinct Nordic racial type. DNA testing of the Caucasian Mummies of China, these very remains, show them as having the same DNA structure as those of Northwestern Europeans. However, there is a substantial percentage of their DNA that has no known affiliates among the modern human population. New Age fanatic David Wilcock, made the claim on History Channel’s Ancient Aliens series that because there is no known populations on Earth sharing this percentage of DNA, it must out of necessity be of extraterrestrial origin! No, it just means that there was another human population, another kindred white race which died out millennia ago and has no existing descendants.
Those who dismiss the idea of the Aryans as blond and blue-eyed, as if Hitler created whole-cloth to deceive German people, must look at these mummies and other ancient examples in wall paintings and human remains from the Tocharian civilization of Western China and ask what further evidence is there for the argument. We, as scholars and as thoughtful individuals, mindful of certain cultural taboos that have existed since World War II, are so quick to judge words like “white” or “Aryan” or “Nordic” or even “Teutonic”, as being created for the purpose of demeaning other races, we fail to recognize the importance of the Aryan contribution to Western civilization and the inherit right of the descendants of the Aryans for self-preservation, cultural pride and self-determination.
According to Hindu beliefs, the father of the Aryans was Manu, or in English “Man”. Thus in English the word “Man” more properly signifies “Aryan”.
The Indo-Europeans, also known as the Aryans, first exploded into recorded history in 5600 B.C. With the first Aryan invasions of the Near East. Linguists and geneticists alike trace their origins to at least 9,000 B.C. However, as soon as you cross the threshold of recorded history around 1700 B.C or more, history begins to blur. Unless you have the evidence of a Stone Steala, inscription or ancient text that uses some form of Indo-European it becomes unclear what language was spoken at any particular archaeological site. One can only guess by what picture the archaeology paints and how it compares to the world described in existing texts like the Zoarastrian texts of Iran or the Sanskrit writings of India as to what particular language was spoken at any given site.
But defining a culture as ancestral to an entire people or legacy of civilization becomes problematic. For this author it seems wise to conclude that evolution teaches us that change is the inevitable ebb and flow of all life and existence. Because simple, matriarchal hunter-gatherer societies give way to agricultural based Neolithic civilizations then to warlike Bronze Age Aryan civilizations doesn’t always mean these earlier societies were conquered and replace by another, more advanced culture. The change in language and society from pre-Aryan to Aryan could be as simple as Europe undergoing a evolutionary transformation within the white race in which the languages, mythology, culture, even biology, began to evolve into a different form of man entirely. In this case, the evolution of proto-Europeans of the Old Stone Age into the white Aryan race of the Bronze and Iron Ages can thus be understood. Thus figuring out how Europe and, for that matter, Central Asia, India and Old Persia, became Indo-Europeanized would change. Therefore, our main focus would be what triggered such gradual changes in belief and social structure, and how successive periods of social interaction altered the language into what is seen today. Not to mention, we have no clue what the original language was spoken in the prehistoric Europe of 30,000 years ago. Not even linguistic reconstruction can give us a definite answer to that. In others words, in our search for what it means to be Aryan, we are thinking too hard. It’s that simple.
For those who describe themselves as white Aryans, a sense of pride must be felt as well, because it is an idea that suggests rather than an outside culture re-making Europe in its own image, it is Europe itself that produced the Aryan culture, language and pan-European mythology, and everything in it. Recent studies show that most all of today’s pure-blooded Europeans can trace their ancestry back 40,000 years to a group of humans living in what is today Belgium. Even with successive waves of peoples arriving from the East and other directions, our genes as a people have remained virtually unchanged for tens of thousands of years. There have been several attempts by National Geographic and other institutions which promote multiculturalism to show forensic facial reconstructions of Stone Age Europeans taken from fossil remains, as appearing very African-like. But earlier reconstructions taken from the same skulls show a very European-like appearance. Evidence does point out that the European look, or Nordic phenotype, was the norm throughout Europe starting at a very early time. Recent evidence shows that the first Europeans migrated from what is now northern India, through Arabia and the Fertile Crescent, past Asia Minor into the part of Europe not frozen by the glacial advance. So there is no direct movement out of Africa, but rather a movement from Asia as was thought in the 19th century.
In my book Forgotten Worlds, released in 2011 by Bear & Company, I discussed the discovery ancient hominid fossils of incredible antiquity located in what is now the Republic of Georgia in the Caucuses region of southwestern Asia. Regarding the discovery of these mysterious and controversial bones, I wrote the following:
A new discovery in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia now links a major phase in human evolution to Europe, not Africa. This discovery is a portion of a skull that exhibits features similar to a Homo Habilis. What perplexed those who found the skull was the fact that a very primitive hominid species, which was 2.7 million years old, had been found in Europe at a time prior to the supposed colonization of the Old World by Homo Erectus. According to mainstream science, 3.7 million years ago was the time of Lucy, a more primitive hominid called Australopithecus; more advanced hominid species were not in Europe at that time. (Gore 2002) This find in Georgia suggests that Europe played a pivotal role in the evolution of the human species and that many of us share a direct lineage from Europe. The Dmanisi fossils have not been conclusively identified, but they may be an earlier form of Homo erectus, or possibly a new species, Homo georgicus. It now seems possible that the first of our species to become a habitual upright walker did so in Eurasia, in a region whose climate at the time, 3.7 million years ago, was similar to that of modern-day Europe. (Gore 2002) The accepted paradigm of human evolution, maintained for half a century, says that fully evolved specimens of Homo erectus left Africa over a million years ago to establish themselves throughout Europe and Asia. But the Dmanisi finds change all of that. Now it seems that more primitive forms of hominids made it as far as Europe and the Caucuses, and once there continued to evolve into more modern forms. It would have seemed preposterous just a few short years ago to even suggest that Europe, not Africa, could play such a decisive role in human evolution or that the birthplace of the Proto-Indo-Europeans could also be the nursery of our human ancestors.
It is interesting that since that time, nearly seven years ago, almost nothing has been said regarding these fossils, and the universities and academics continue to preach the Out of Africa Theory as proven gospel. The age of humanity and more specifically, European humanity is also of primary concern. A team of South African archaeologists in the early twentieth century successfully completed an analysis of the archaeological site of Zimbabwe, and came to the conclusion that it was the by-product of an ancient white civilization. German archaeologist Karl Mauck thought it was built by ancient Israelites for the Queen of Sheba. This appears not to be the case. Later in the mid-nineteen sixties the site was reexamined and determined to be the handiwork of native Africans. Again, it was clear that native Africans did not build the site either. Unlike Gobekli Tepe which has the existence of nearby sophisticated cultures both post-dating and antedating its construction, Zimbabwe has no such native African culture. There has been proven remains of red-haired mummies in New Guinea and in North Africa. The fact that this ancient white civilization was never further pursued is unfortunate. It could have been a missing link to many mysteries of nearby African lore describing ghost-like spirits or gods with pale faces in their mythology, such as presented in the Dogon tribe of Mali, which says pale spirits from the sky gave them sacred astronomical knowledge, the same knowledge that the people of Europe had invented thousands of years into the past.
The ancient Aryans’ most notable contribution to mythology and history was their invention of ancient Vedic culture which has survived longer than any other civilization on Earth. Even centuries of racial intermixture, has not totally wiped away their splendor. It was the ancient Indo-Aryans of Northern India who passed down the stories of the Rig Veda through recited oral tradition and eventually into written scripture. One of the most important stories of the ancient Aryans, was that of Manu, the father of mankind and the chief hero of India’s Great Flood myth. This tale also dealt with a mysterious brotherhood known as the Seven Sages, a reference that also appears in both Mesopotamian and Mesoamerican mythology. Consistent with all three accounts, the Seven Sages and their divine leader were those who brought culture and civilization to the human race, and ushered in a golden age. Graham Hancock discusses Manu and his origins in his book Underworld: The Mysterious Origins of Civilization:
Manu (whose name has the same root as the English word man) was the first and greatest patriarch and legislator of the Vedic peoples and is unambiguously described throughout the ancient texts as the preserver and father of mankind and of all living things.”
Those who called themselves the Aryas, or the Aryans, were considered his divine children. He is known as “Father Manu” and the gods themselves are called “Manu’s Holy Ones.” In Underworld, Hancock compared Manu to the Egyptian god Osiris, with the same veneration and importance given to both deities by their prospective cultures. It seems in both cases it never was quite clear what either Manu, in the Rig Vedas, or Osiris, in the Pyramid Texts or the Book of the Dead, did to be placed in such high esteem by their people. What little we know about each seems to indicate that the depth of their importance was unmatched to any other figure in their civilizations. In both cases the progeny of Osiris and Manu are called the Shining Ones. In both cases their symbol was the Sun, in India represented by the Swastika and in Egypt the Sun disc which later became the Aten, a heretical symbol that was intended to replace the old deities in the world’s first attempt in remembered history to install a monotheistic faith on a polytheistic people.
Origin of the Swastika
In an article published in January 1980, in Natural History, authors Stanley and Ruth Freed wrote:
The Swastika is humanity’s oldest, most wide-spread symbol of any complexity. The name is derived from a Sanskrit word that means ‘object of well-being.’ Originating some 6,000 years ago in the Middle East, the symbol has spread over Europe and parts of Asia by the early centuries of the Christian Era . . . it’s magical aura, and its symbolism have roots in the most ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia and Iran.”
Both regions were settled early on by Indo-European tribes; ancient Sumer was the first to be invaded by Aryans in 3200 B.C. The symbol itself might pre-date the Aryans by tens of thousands of years as it has been found on various objects dating back to that remote antiquity.
In India, where it is widely used in Hindu ceremonial and as a decorative motif, the swastika combines astronomical and religious symbolism. This combination provides our best clue to its original meaning, for a continuous religious tradition can be traced from modern Hinduism to the religion of the Harappan Civilization of the Indus Valley which has been dated to the third millennium B.C.”
Arthur Kemp wrote in March of the Titans, that Old European, or Mediterranean populations, had migrated to the Indus Valley and founded the Harappan civilization. This statement is proven by skeletal remains found at the Harappan cities. Their skeletal structure and skull dimensions match that of Southern Europeans and Near Eastern populations of that time.
The trail begins with the earliest recorded occurrences of the swastika in Samarra in central Mesopotamia and Susa in Western Iran, where clear swastikas appear on pottery from about 4000 B.C.”
Both of these civilizations are Aryan in origin and are closely related to the Scythians, often called the forerunners of the Celts.
About 3000 B.C. The swastika was depicted on pottery from Troy in northwestern Asia Minor and, somewhat later, on seals from the Harappan civilization.
The Swastika also appear in the New World, but most of these were not true swastikas. However, the swastika does appear in its true Old World form among the Hopewell Indians of Ohio. True Swastikas were discovered on pottery found in the 1890s. Author Frank Joseph has explained that the Hopewell people may be of European descent, as there is much evidence of pre-Columbian contact with Europeans in the New World, as well as the Solutrean theory which states Europeans moved across the North Atlantic ice shelf 10,000 years before the arrival of the Asiatics across the bering strait. It has also been suggested that the Swiderians, which Andrew Collins suggests built Gobekli Tepe and that I have identified as proto-Aryans, could have expanded across Siberia and also traveled across the bering straight, or by boat along the Pacific Coast line, and settled in North America, becoming the basis of the blonde and red-haired giant myths so prevelant in Native American tradition. They could have easily brought forth the swastika symbol, which has also appeared on shell ornaments and at Chaco Canyon but in a variable form.
Scholars have provided a considerable number of theories for the symbolic meaning of the swastika: that it represents the sun, moon, the yearly rotation of Ursa Major, cardinal points, eternity, Zeus, Baal, fire, several Hindu deities (among them Agni, Indra, Vishnu, and Ganesh), light, forked lightning, water, the union of sexes, fertility, and a fire-making apparatus known as the fire drill.”
We know, from both the Hindu Vedas and ancient Zoroastrian texts from Persia, that a northern race of powerful warriors invaded the areas of present Iran, northern India, Pakistan and Afghanistan around 3500 B.C. and established an empire known as Aryas. Over 300 words in the Indo-European languages are derived from these people, including the name Iran. Archeologists of the 19th century referred to the Aryans as Indo-European or Indo-Germanic tribes. However, in Hinduism and in Iran the term Aryan means “noble,” and this race is often called the “shining ones” who were pitted against the forces of darkness, often called the ”dark ones.” Hindu legend says that civilization dates back to an incredibly distant time, hundreds of thousands, if not millions of years, and that the ancestors of the Aryans were blond, oftentimes bearded, light-skinned people led by their Lord Indra. Early twentieth century author Jorg Lanz von Leibenfeld:
the Aryan race had committed bestiality with lower species, which derived from an earlier and quite distinct branch of animal evolution . . . According to his theology the Fall simply denoted the racial compromise of the Aryan due to the wicked interbreeding with lower animal species. The consequence of these persistent sins was the creation of several mixed races, which threatened the proper sacred authority throughout the world, especially in Germany where the race was more numerous.”
Which races then had the Aryans mixed with?
There is evidence, strong, conclusive evidence, that our white ancestors mated with other human species, some closer related to Asians and Africans, than Europeans. The human genome project confirms this fact.