The Brit-Am Rose
|Contents by Subject||
Contents in Alphabetical Order
Identical Petroglyphs in Norway and Azerbaijan================================================
It may not be pure coincidence that the ship petroglyphs that the early Azeri depicted while navigating on the Caspian Sea and up the Russian rivers are identical to those of the ancestors of the Vikings along the fjords of Norway millennia later. In Scandinavia, there are two different types of boat petroglyphs, both well represented in Norway. One is similar to those at Gobustan and is drawn as a simple sickle-shaped line which forms the base of the ship with vertical lines on deck to illustrate crew or raised oars.
Famous "Foldable Boats"
The other ship type probably represents a "skin boat" with a rather short and bulky hull and an interior framework of wood, appearing on the petroglyphs as if viewed from outside. Such a boat is mentioned in early Norwegian sagas written down by the Icelander, Snorre Sturlason, before his death in 1241, (Snorri, The Sagas of the Viking Kings of Norway. English translation: J. M. Stenersens Forlag, Oslo 1987). According to the saga, the Viking kings descended from Odin, an immigrant hierarch who came in a vessel called Skithblathnir (Skidbladner) which could be folded together like a cloth. Odin came from the land of the "Aser", and is, therefore, frequently referred to as "Asa-Odin". The legendary land of the people known as Aser is given a very exact location in Snorre's saga as east of the Caucasus mountains and the Black Sea.
From there, according to the same saga, Odin, owner of the foldable boat migrated with all his people northwestwardly through Russia, Saxland, and Denmark into Sweden where he died and lay buried in a huge funerary mound at Sigtuna. Asa-Odin's saga with his boat and his itinerary has been considered by Nordic historians as a myth concocted in medieval times, although they consider the Nordic people as Caucasians. But, perhaps, Odin's boat may indicate that the land of the Aser really lay by the Caspian Sea east of the Caucasus. In fact, in the 5th century B.C., the Greek historian, Herodotus, described such marvelous foldable boats used precisely in the area referred to in Asa-Odin's saga as the home of th Aser, namely the land of the present day Azeri and Armenians.
In this area, Herodotus wrote, traveling merchants used boats built with a framework of wood and canes covered with skin, and of such great size that they carried one or more donkeys in addition to crew and cargo. They navigated down river to Babylonia where they sold their merchandise and the framework (wood), then they folded the skins and loaded them on the donkeys for their return upstream in preparation for the next voyage.
Oral Tradition or Fairy Tale?
I'm personally convinced that Snorre recorded oral history rather than a concocted myth, and I think it's time to look for the land that my Scandinavian ancestors came from and not merely where they subsequently went on their Viking raids and explorations. They certainly did not come out from under the glaciers when the ice-age ended so they must have immigrated from the south. Since their physical type is referred to as Caucasian and their very own descendant preserved an itinerary from south of the Caucasus and north of Turkey, I suspect that the present Azeri people and the Aser of the Norse sagas have common roots and that my ancestry originated there.
The unwritten history of both the Scandinavians and the Azeri doubtlessly began with ships and navigation. Both had access to waterways which permitted them to explore and travel far and wide. The Azeri could easily have sailed across their inland sea to the great centers of civilization in antiquity and up the river Volga which was navigable past present-day Moscow to its sources which are suspiciously close to the sources of the river Dvina which empties into the Baltic Sea at Riga, where the first Christian Norwegian Viking king, Olav Trygvason, was born.
To the US President, Government officials and Representatives, etc. and to Heads of State and Public Leaders in the West:
Our forefathers founded this nation and determined its character and guiding principles.
Despite the fact that we have opened our doors to other peoples and accorded them equal rights of citizenship as ourselves we still should merit to be heard on fundamental matters concerning the destiny of our nation.
Even today many, if not most, of the leading figures of our nation in all fields of public and private enterprise come from our ranks.
The same applies to other Western Nations such as the UK, Eire, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Holland,Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
All other European Nations as well as several outside of Europe have also been blessed by our presence.
Based on Biblical Prophecy supplemented by secular studies we believe we are descended from the Lost Ten Tribes of Israel.
The Jews of Judah in the Diaspora and in the State of Israel are our fellow Israelites.
The State of Israel is the beginning of REDEMPTION for all of us.
The security and well-being of The State of Israel is vital for all of us.
The areas of Judea and Samaria (the West Bank), as well as the Sinai, and Gaza should be firmly under the control of the State of Israel and Jewish settlement strongly encouraged in these regions.
Steps should be taken to find an alternative place of abode for all the Palestinian Arab population.
So too, our governments should take steps to establish enclaves under Western Control in Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and Cyprus.
We, the "Ephraimite" populations, should be encouraged to settle in these enclaves, develop them, and link them to the State of Israel.
One of the aims of these enclaves will be to heal the land and place it on a sounder ecological base by preventing soil erosion and taking steps to increase and improve the regional water supply through re-afforestation and related measures.
Our impression is that if such steps were taken a blessing would come on all our peoples and all the world.
The blessing would be felt not only in the spiritual sense but also economically and physically.
What Brit-Am Says
We say, that the U.S.A. and Britain, and some other areas of Western Europe, contain a predominance of Israelite descendents that have marked the culture of those countries. This does not just refer to the Jewish minority in those countries, but to others that have lost the consciousness of their Israelite ancestry. Thus, we believe that this number may be much higher than many people have thought. We say that this Israelite influence is so strong in these countries, that the anti-Israelite sentiment against Israel and the Jewish people is also being directed against these countries. If this is true, and we have proven that it is, then it is urgently important for us to understand this, because the Bible links all Israelites into a mutual destiny. This destiny includes a role in taming the wild-beast instinct of the heathen nations. It is not for nothing that those heathen nations feel resentment against the Israelite people. If we don't understand what is going on here, we will be caught off guard, divided and weakened in the face of these attacks, instead of standing together as we should (Thomas Grey).