Sunday, November 16, 2008

Wasting time like a good time waster

The novel is grinding on; I’m midway through the climax. It’s exhilarating, daunting, and even frightening, writing the conclusion. But I’m getting there. Reckon I’m only a few weeks out from writing those magical words, The End...

Today though, today has been a day for procrastination; my study has never looked so organized, the web so thoroughly surfed, or my bookshelf so terribly raided. Still none of that sedated my urge to waste time, so I thought I’d get my More Than Meets the Eye world tour started. I’m off on a magical mystery tour of the middle earth, out looking for things that don’t exist. Reptilian Humanoids. I figure this should waste a suitable amount of time for me.

How’s this for a start? This is from the Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Philippians, Chapter 2, verse 10: ‘That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in Earth, and things under the Earth.’

Could be meaning earthworms, but I don't think they have knees.

Numerous societies have reptilian beings as part of their culture; the Nagas of South Asian mythology, snake-humans that lived in an underground city; the Sarpa of Indian legends, a Reptilian race who founded civilization; the Zulu shaman of Africa, who claimed knowledge of the Chitahuri, reptilian beings who controlled the Earth; the Hopi of northern Arizona and their snake-brothers, the Sheti, who occupied underground cities in Arizona, California, Mexico and Central America. The Cherokee and other American Indian races all made mention of Reptilian races, and even Cecrops, the first King of Athens, was said to be half man, half snake.

Apparently, the Australian aborigines mention a race of Reptilian beings that lived underground and governed over men (I've heard of the Wati-kutjara, or lizard-men, but I'd have to look into this more); the Mayans spoke of the Iguana-Men, who descended from the sky to take control of their civilizations. East Asian cultures have their versions (the Japanese kappa, the Dragon Kings in Chinese mythology). Modern day encounters with reptilian humanoids are numerous, and there are tons of websites detailing some of these experiences.

Many cultures believed that these beings were the ancestors of a race of dragon-humans that once lived on a massive continent in the Pacific Ocean (Lemuria, or Mu). Vast expanses of the continent were believed to have sunk beneath the waves many many years ago after a massive natural catastrophe.

There was an article in the Los Angeles Times, dated January 29, 1934: "Lizard People's Catacomb City Hunted,” was the headline. The article explained the efforts of a Los Angeles mining engineer who believed he had uncovered a well planned underground labyrinth dating back thousands of years beneath downtown Los Angeles.

At the time of the article, the engineer and his team had drilled down two hundred and fifty feet, and planned to keep going until they reached one thousand feet.

However, the project was suddenly stopped and abandoned in the wake of the media attention generated by the article. No further excavation was allowed, and nothing had been permitted since...

So then, there're a few starting points on my merry magical mystery tour...