The Pomegranate, the City of Moctezuma
And the Seal of Solomon
Seal of Solomon?
The Pomegranate was used as an icon and believed to be the Metaphorical fruit in which Eve partook leading to the Mortality of Adam and Eve. Some even believe it was the literal fruit and in this they are mistaken.
Moses sent scouts to the Promised Land, for reasons unknown, perhaps his curiosity was just too much knowing the Israelites would not go there at least in his time. However the scouts brought back Pomegranate, Sources say to demonstrate the fertility of the Promised Land, I say ridiculous, they brought Moses Pomegranate as evidence to demonstrate that they had found the place of the Garden of Eden and the Promised Land. Moses knew the Garden of Eden was in the Promised Land and that Pomegranate was growing there. Today it is believed Pomegranate originated in Iran, I hardly think you could get a sage brush to grow in Iran, however in the time of Moses, Iran was a lush tropical zone being situated smack dab in the middle of the equator of BC times, its environment would have been very similar to that of Brazil, or Africa’s Congo. I’m not saying that Pomegranate could not have grown there, but I am saying look at where Pomegranate grows today and the environment it grows naturally. The Garden of Eden was not a Tropical zone, however it was a Perfect Environment where anything could have grown.
The Book of Exodus describes the me’il (“robe of the ephod”) worn by the Hebrew High Priest as having pomegranates embroidered on the hem. According to the Books of Kings the capitals of the two pillars (Jachin and Boaz) that stood in front of Solomon’s Temple in Jerusalem were engraved with pomegranates. It is said that Solomon designed his coronet based on the pomegranate’s “crown” (calyx). (All knowing Wiki)
Why would the pomegranate be important in the case of the Lady medallion? It would seem that in some examples of the use of the pomegranate it appears at times it was used in place of the Lotus and at times combined. The Lotus carries the meaning of Purity or Wisdom and the Pomegranate a representation of fertility or being fruitful. On the Lady of Elche bust and the Medallion we see hanging around the neck is what appears to be on the bottom row of the necklace the Lotus Petal, but the second row above it appears to be something different and that is the Pomegranate Calyx. On the bust rendition seeds are also show on what would be the petal of the calyx.
Hanging from the Lady’s head and coming from the area of the ears or from behind the Wheel of Dharma like tassels are found the Pomegranate bud just before it flowers. In the following images we get a better idea by comparison.
Tassel representation of Pomegranate Buds
Ivory artifact representation of Pomegranate Buds
Song Of Solomon 4:3
Thy lips [are] like a thread of scarlet, and thy speech [is] comely: thy temples [are] like a piece of a pomegranate within thy locks.
Song Of Solomon 6:7
As a piece of a pomegranate [are] thy temples within thy locks.
Now in my book The Treasures of Utah I spoke of the Roman Jewish Colonies and the maps that the Spanish used who likely created the maps beings some of them are 14th and 15th century creations made prior to the coming of the Spanish. One particular map Granata Nova, (New Pomegranate) supposedly made in the 1500’s shows features which the Spanish could not have known, it also shows one of the ancient cities as being named Abacus Unc Granata, this was not an Indian Village, it was a city of the former Roman Jewish Colonies and or could have been one of the Seven Caves of the Aztec found and inhabited by the Roman Jewish Colonies and or Nephites. My reasons for bringing this up are for the very names used. It is said that the city of Granada Spain received its name in 1100 AD, where did this place in Spain get its name in a place having nothing to do with Pomegranate? Did it derive from the days when the people of Septimania were traveling back and forth from the new world? Why would they name this place that covers Nevada, Arizona, Utah and New Mexico Pomegranate? What did they know that we apparently do not? King Solomon and Moses knew.
The remains of the City of Abacus Unc Granada are still unknown. The following old map show it to be on the North side of the Grand Canyon whereas the others show it on the South side, I would lean more towards the North side due to the frequency it appears on the North and because of the following Story which I believe may be the city of Tignus (Latin, place of beams or building materials), located on the south side of the Canyon. The Colorado River according to these people was called Tigues Rio (Latin, Contiguous River)
Abacus nuc Ganata
The City of Monteczuma
“In 1853, a 22-year-old Iowan adventurer, James H. Tevis, who had done a year's hitch in Central America with the filibuster William Walker, took charge of the Butterfield. Overland Mail station at Apache Pass New Mexico. Captain Tevis had no love for the Indians, but there was one, and old aged chief called Esconolea.
"With all my hatred for the Indians," said Tevis, "I had no other feeling but that of affection for Esconolea, and never have I met a man in all my life who deserved affection from me so fully as he."
Esconolea rarely left Tevis by day except when on campaign in Sonora, determined to verse him in the Apache tradition. Thus Tevis could record, and speaking of a time long before the arrival of the Spanish:
The Apaches say that, at one time, they were a Great War tribe, but that a great army invaded their country with such terrible war implements that their people were killed before their arrows could reach the enemy.
Those who did reach close enough for hand-to-hand fighting could not match the invaders' broad-blade hatchets and broke their lances on the invaders' shields.
Even though the Apaches numbered twenty to one, the enemy was successful in every engagement, and kept driving them north. Behind this vast army came a great number of people in charge of priests. They settled along all the water-courses, building forts and churches. In the mountains they also built furnaces and melted the rocks like water. Finally, the Apaches had to succumb to the tyranny of the invaders, and they were no better than slaves, for warriors, squaws, and children worked for them.
Esconolea said that about ten days' journey north-west of Apache Pass lay an abundantly timbered valley somewhat like a tableland, many miles long and very wide, with a fine stream.
Here a large city was founded. Pack trains of hundreds of animals would come and go every few days. This went on for years, and the Apaches became more burdened, until secretly they began planning their release.
At last they attacked and massacred every one of the foreigners caught outside the city, halted their farming, drove their livestock away, and starved the sur-rounded stronghold into submission in about a year. Those then still alive were easily captured and, from that time to Esconolea's narration, the Apaches had resumed sole occupancy of the former foreign empire. Esconolea did not call its capital Rhoda but Montezuma City. Tevis assumed that the invaders had entered Arizona from the Pacific coast of Mexico and inquired if the vicinity of Guaymas, halfway up the Gulf of California, might have been the landfall. No, a great many miles farther west, Esconolea replied, through what was known at the time he was speaking as Yaqui country. The Rio Yaqui in fact stretches perpendicular to Guaymas east of that port and flows into Guaymas Bay southeast of it. If Esconolea, who was not ignorant of Sonora, did not mean east, he had in mind a point near the mouth of the Colorado.
I told Esconolea I did not think such an account was to be found in history, and he asked me what history was, and how old my country was. He laughed.
Tevis said there were churches still standing in Old and New Mexico that were over 300 years old, so some-thing must be left of the city Esconolea described. Esconolea consented to lead him to it.
They took horses a few days afterward for about ten days northwest. Late the ninth day they camped at the foot of a large mountain near a magnificent spring which spilled into a little valley where an old acequia ran which had once carried spring water out over the valley. If this had been Montezuma Well on Wet Beaver Creek southeast of Cottonwood, Tevis would have mentioned the numerous ruins still visible atop the well, and the cliff-type dwellings between the water and the rim of the deep cenote. Esconolea said at the spring campsite that the mountain ahead was the last they would have to climb; just over the top lay Montezuma City.
It was very hard the first three hours of the early morning, Tevis said, but through a thick growth of pines they ascended to an old trail that rose more gradually. They reached the summit about 2 p.m. overlooking a wooded tableland valley with a fair stream running through it, just as Esconolea had described; and there, just a short distance into the valley, lay Montezuma City."
Paraphrased from Calalus By Cyclone Covey A Roman Jewish Colony in America
From the time of Charlemagne Through Alfred the Great, Pages 124-130.
Reproduced with permission.
Calalus, Calicuas, Calicis (Chalice or cup) or Calix
and the 7 cities of Cevola around lake Copala
In Memory of Cyclone Covey
Last July of 2013 I contacted Professor Covey, to ask him of the possibilities of reproducing his book, we had a short conversation regarding the book in which he told me I was more than welcome to reproduce any part or all of his book. I really admired this man simply because he did not succumb to his peers. Cyclone Covey passed away on November 1st 2013 at age 91.
In an interview with his daughter, Julie Miller, it is said by her;
Covey was not afraid to espouse unpopular or unconventional ideas if that’s where his research led him. Such was the case with his 1975 book, “Calalus.” Covey proposed a theory that a group of Roman Jews discovered America centuries before Christopher Columbus and established a colony in Tucson, Ariz. The theory, based off an archaeological find, is a controversial one with many scholars discrediting the validity of the artifacts.
“He encountered barriers because of the historians who were his peers that didn’t like the conclusions he came up,” Miller said. It didn’t stop him, and he taught his children the same lesson. “He went ahead and published,” Miller said. “That’s what you do. That’s what he taught us. You go with the evidence. You make sure the evidence is clear, you make conclusions. Then you stand by the truth.”
I have a great deal of respect for this man and his family; I hope to follow in his footsteps.
Professor Cyclone Covey 1922 – 2013
The Seal of Solomon
What is a seal? A seal in general is a device made with a logo and or motto with icons which identifies the entity in which it represents, to stamp any document, correspondence or label that which belongs to the representative such as the Seal of the State of Utah, the seal is used on all official documents, it is displayed on all their vehicles etc… The seal tells you about the entity it represents, for example in the Seal of Utah we find,
Corporate STATE OF UTAH Seal
the Eagle above but within the ropes, which represents the Nation in which that state belongs or better said, the Union, the eagle being the National Bird. We find in the center of the shield (defense) the word Industry which is the state’s strength, the beehive being our state logo is also part of that strength. The combined arrows, “United we stand divided we fall” The flags of the nation on spears and displayed on poles and not as a banner represents that we are at war (Title 4 USC 1) the crossed spears saying the same or conflict. And the date first established as a people being 1847. Most of what is in the center tells you somewhat of the people. Around it all is the condition of the people with respect to the land it exists upon. The first yellow rope which represents enclosed/held or captured and or created under Maritime Rule (inner yellow rope) of which Utah was, this occurring prior to 1896 which is the date the state was accepted as such but already under corporate Federal Rule, and by incorporation becoming a corporate state. Note the all caps Nom de gere (Fiction) name of the seal. Reinforcement of the same Maritime Rule is strengthened, this because the state of Utah was not created prior to the war of 1862 in common law or otherwise under the Free Republic, hence the larger yellow rope of Maritime Rule, and all those born or Naturalized within its jurisdictional boundaries, are in Bondage…. Huh?
So you see, the seal reveals things you did not know but each and every portion of the seal tells you about the entity in which the seal belongs and that which belongs to the entity, all is plain to see but often not seen.
We are told the seal of Solomon is likely a ring with a 5 point star or Pentagram which he would use to seal things such as letter using hot wax and sealing the letter accordingly, and this may be so where in a device was needed. Some say a six point star but this is in error as the six point star or hexagon was part of his father’s seal, King David. But what about those who served Solomon, Did they drop some hot wax on their forehead or chest and stamp it with his seal? Of course not, this is why we have a badge another form of a seal, (Such as Police or Sheriff might have) to represent the figure in which one derives authority to act in the name of who the badge represents. I assure you Solomon’s Clergyman most certainly had a badge of sort. So what is this seal or badge? Has anyone ever seen one? How about supposed accurate renditions of Solomon, does anyone know what he looked like? I fail to find any except one in which I believe the artist ether got lucky or had personal knowledge, as it is similar.
From the 19th century engraving, Judgment of Solomon by Gustave Doré
I think the reason why we are left to our imaginations to determine an individual’s likeness of the past is not only the fact that it has been so long but because of the imagination of the many since who had nothing to go on but their imagination. Do you recognize the following image? And this may be a poor example but it will suffice.
Of course you do and why is that? Because this is what society has made of it publicized out side of Buddhism and I personally would not be happy with it if I happen to be Buddhist. But you would also recognize the following image and it isn’t even really similar.
Yet each and every rendition of Buddha will have distinguishable different facial features but we recognize it by those things we know are reoccurring signs of Buddha Just like the Lady of Elche. Incidentally, as for the placement of the Wheel of Dharma on the sides of the head of the Lady Bust and Medallions, as I have said, the wheel represents Wisdom, and Compassion, the reason they appear at the sides of the head in place of or the position of the ears is because of the following which is likely a tradition that started after the times of the rendition of the wheel of Dharma on the so called Lady. I find many narrow minded views as to why Buddha has large earlobes due to what was called ear plugs and the removal of it such as a status symbol or symbol of wealth which I cannot believe, why would Buddha who was full of wisdom do this?
According to Zen Master Dae Kwang,
…in the Orient large ears are looked upon as auspicious because they indicate wisdom and compassion. So, the Buddha is depicted as having big ears because he is the compassionate one. He hears the sound of the world – hears the cries of suffering beings – and responds. The important thing for us is not how large our ears are, but how open are our “mind ears.”
Although this is likely more close to the truth, the practice of ear plugs likely came long after the existence of Buddha. Did the actual Buddha have these large earlobes as a result of wearing large earplugs? I have my doubts. I think it is a practice that came many years after.
Buddha? No Doubt, Solomon? In all likelihood.
If you will take notice there is one thing we have yet to mention that tells you something about the above image and that is the five sided background which is the foundation of the Medallion. Vishnu is the Hindu Supreme God. The five-pointed star or pentagon is the signet of Vishnu, in India as well as for King Solomon. As for the Buckle found in Richfield, I believe it was made here in the Americas, along with the artifacts that were taken from here so long ago, one of which has become a Spanish Goddess. If the medallion were made in the 1940’s as a commemorative or for the celebration of France returning the Lady to Spain, why were they not distributed? Why would the maker not put their required by law hallmark on it? Even for today’s standards it is an incredible manufacture. Why it is no one in Spain or France seems to know what it is or where it came from nor taken credit for it? Why is it of the few medallions known, found in France and not Spain? Why is it none other than the original 12, and the one in Richfield
So you tell me? Is it the Lady of Elche, An unknown supposed goddess of the unknown Iberian culture, Buddha or one of his successors, who was this Buddha, King Solomon? I think I will leave it up to you to decide. Is this medallion and Buckle, the Seal of Solomon? Is the Lady of Elche Bust, the Medallion and the Ajanta Cave image among the earliest and most accurate renditions of Buddha and/or, that of King Solomon?