The Serpent Scion: Mythic Traditions and the Brotherhood of the Snake - Part 2
Brad Steiger, an author whose research into different varieties of strange phenomenon truly runs the gamut in terms of his interests and expertise, notes in his book Real Aliens, Space Beings, and Creatures from Other Worlds that some believe this mutation occurred as a result of interbreeding between early humans and some non-human species, perhaps of alien origin. In fact, Steiger himself carries the Rh-factor, and was approached by a pair of researchers, “Mabel and Bonnie,” at a conference who offered a variety of unique, if not somewhat odd, theories on its origin, which nonetheless bring us back around to the book of Genesis:
Mabel and Bonnie asked the pointed question: Could Basque people be the descendants of an extraterrestrial colony? Or to go even further,could he Basque region have been the site of the space beings’ original colony on Earth?
The origin of the Basque is unknown. Their language is unlike any other European language. Some theorists maintain that Basque was the original tongue of the Book of Genesis. Some believe it was the original language spoken by humankind and possibly the speech of the “gods” who came in ancient times.
Quoting Genesis 6:2: “That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.” Who were the children of these marriages? In Genesis 6:4 it states, “God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bore children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.”
The passages from Genesis Steiger presents here are no doubt familiar to readers already. However, Steiger’s associates then go on point out more strange parallels the Basque people, the Old Testament, and the potential link to anomalous blood types:
Mabel and Bonnie found it fascinating that the word blood is mentioned more often than any other word in the Bible except God. Those two words, they said, could be found on almost every page—blood and God. The blood of the gods, as they pointed out.
Mabel Royce said that they had searched in vain for scientific proof that Rh-negative blood was a natural earthly occurrence. Instead, she said, she had found proof that the Rh-negative type had not evolved on Earth in the natural course of events.
“For many years people have been searching for the missing link,” Mabel said. “Could the true missing link be man himself? The unknown link between Earth and the stars—hybrid man? Man may be the missing link between primate and extraterrestrial…The Rh-negative blood, which appears not to have originated on Earth, may prove to be a major factor in demonstrating that humankind is a hybrid.”
How likely could it be that some humans actually may have descended from an extraterrestrial bloodline? It is far easier to look into the historic and mythological interpretations of such ideas, than it is to bolster such an argument with hard science. Nonetheless, what we see here is hard proof of some strange variety of mutation that began to emerge from humanity’s murky origins; it is not difficult, even for the majority of those that choose to perceive the conundrum from a Judeo-Christian perspective, to surmise that a common link between two primate species had occurred along the lengthy lineage of early hominid forms that eventually became the modern homo sapiens populating our planet today. But as the Rh-negative factor seems to show, blood types existent in the modern day cannot all so easily be traced back to a solitary “cousin,” if you will, with whom mankind shared genetic information in its ancient past. Where, precisely, does the Rh-negative factor stem from, and what does its continuation amidst a small minority of humans today truly reveal about what we are, and what we come from?
There are obvious leaps in logic that occur when we begin to assume that the answer must lay in that ever-clandestine “extraterrestrial” potential. While we cannot rule out any possibilities, especially when facing the utter lack of evidence that constitutes the origin of a mutation like the Rh-negative blood type, to boldly assume that an alien bloodline exists also has a number of problems.
Much of the evidence put forth by proponents of extraterrestrial contact with mankind in ancient times seems to point toward a strange brand of intervention that occurred between our early ancestors and beings from other worlds. This may indeed be the case, but the biggest problem with assuming such is that while we may very well have been visited at some point, we can no better prove the existence of intelligent life elsewhere in the universe by putting stock in this kind of scenario than we can do so by assuming that a scant few in our midst today are still being abducted by these beings, and taken aboard flying saucers to be poked and prodded by weird, diminutive space aliens. Without question, in our ancient past we can find evidence of something rather curious; as much the case with modern abductees as with the potentials for ancient astronaut visitations, that evidence can be viewed through any given set of cultural perspectives and ideological viewpoints, which then result in a set of vastly different interpretations as to what that evidence actually means. In other words, without concrete data to show precisely what transpired in our ancient past that led to the humans we know today, one popular interpretation that emerges amidst the questions is that we received some kind of help along the way; and yet, that same knowledge the ancient alien theorist might use to bolster such claims might be taken by the academic historian and used in an entirely different approach to understanding humanity’s origins. At the end of the day, what it all really boils down to is that humans don’t really know where they come from, but there are a variety of opinions that have taken shape over the centuries, assembling tiny fragments that trickle down through the ages into a larger mosaic of mystery that only seems to beg greater questions as more and more pieces fall into place over time.
The variety that exists among cultural interpretations of human origins gets particularly interesting once we enter the realm of popular modern conspiracy theories. For example, it has been pointed out a few times over the years that the Rh-negative factor may be linked in some way to stories about Reptilian aliens interbreeding with humankind. Furthermore, terms such as “blue blooded,” a phrase commonly featured in esoteric terminology ranging from American patriotism to Masonic doctrine, are actually viewed by some as being references to the literal, blue-colored blood of Reptilian descendents. While this may sound very strange, the notion appears to stem from the seemingly “reptilian” traits that coexist with those who have the Rh-negative blood type: some of these characteristics include a lower than average body temperature, lower than average blood pressure, extra vertebra that result in a sort of tail-like appendage at the base of the spine known as a cauda, hypersensitivity to light, electromagnetic fields, and a host of other strange traits. And finally, rounding out the conspiratorial perspective to its fullest extent, researcher Dee Finney noted the following after compiling a variety of information on the alleged connection between Reptilians and curious non-Rhesus mutations among human blood types:
The Reptilians are tracking those with Rh-Negative Factor Blood. Going back into time.... the Rh-Neg Hybrids came from the Draco Caverns in the Carpathian Mountains. They were mostly red Haired, with Green Eyes and Black haired, with Brown Eyes. They tried to infiltrate themselves into the Blond/Brown Haired, with Blue Eyes, Civilization…. Rh-Negs are Hybrids. They are Part Reptilian/part human. If two Rh-Negs try to have a baby it will usually die or be born a "Blue Baby", because it is not processing oxygen properly. Thus "Blue-Bloods", if they survive. 5% of the Earth's population are currently Rh-Negatives. But, they are 15% of the population of the England and the USA.
The purpose of including information of this sort alongside our study of the mythic “Serpent Bloodline” is not to help attempt at making a case for the actual, physical existence of blue-blooded descendents of an alien race here on Earth today. Quite the contrary, there is very little evidence to support such claims; but it is interesting nonetheless to consider the fact that our long history and fascination with the serpent does indeed seem to have its modern cultural counterparts.
Though they exist along the fringes of what is considered acceptable thought in the modern, scientific world, there is still an almost overwhelming and, at times, even an insidious desire to believe that there are aspects of our past that still elude us today… and that in order to reconcile with them, we seek to obtain knowledge from that lowly serpent, just as the scaly beast had once done in seductive fashion as it convinced Adam’s wife to grasp the colored fruit that hung from the branch where it rested. We need not be reminded of the danger that awaited Eve in that instance, for it was the kind of danger that can only accompany the boldest truth; with it came self-realization, knowledge of things God had once deemed unfit for the human mind, and aspects that cast the first humans from the realms of promise and paradise.
In many ways, it almost seems as though that serpent, having been cast from the garden much like the humans he once deceived long ago, continues to dog us about our origins, claiming all the while to have kept away some special knowledge of who we are, and how we came to be; whether or not any definite evidence of this can be offered, of course, and despite any promise for a better future, apart from the temptation that accompanies what taking another cursed bite from that damned fruit might still entail, even after all this time.
How strange it would be, all things considered, if we were indeed to find that we had been kin to that most deceptive of all reptiles since the very beginning.
Read Part 1 here.
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Scott Alan Roberts and Micah Hanks will be speaking at the Paradigm Symposium 17th - 20th October.