the golden age project

Revising History - Recovering Knowledge

This site has been set up by the Patrick Foundation, an independent research network, to provide a down to earth, common sense base, for all those open minded people who seek the highest standards of information on human origins, history and human relations subjects.

We supply and recommend specialist books, present scientific and archaeological papers and display visual archaeological history in a range of formats.

Featured and central to this site are the mind stretching books by Christian and Barbara Joy O'Brien - The Genius of The Few, The Shining Ones and The Path of Light.

Much of the important research contained within these books pre-dates all religions, which with the enlightenment provided by the authors, can be seen to be gross distortions of simple truths.

The Secular (non-religious) record of the Garden of Eden creation story from the Nippur Temple Library, in Sumer, the most important archaeological discovery of all time, is not only being ignored by religious, political and scientific establishments, but the key archaic cuneiform tablets have been removed from public access and scruitiny through the lack of understanding and religious bias.

The current position regarding the Barton Kharsag Tablets and Cylinder is that they are now classified as fragments or versions of Oxford University "established" myths, instead of the secular record of Sumerian history proven by Christian O'Brien. The importance of the established myths, translated according to the religious biased standards by religiously biased institutions, has superseded the importance or differences in the tablets themselves. This is the problem with an academic establishment, focussed on categorizing and filing rather than understanding of the meanings.

In the beginning sumarian cuneiform

The settlement of the Anannage was indicated by the above ideograms which had the phonetic value of gar-sag, or Kharsag, and appears to mean either the principal, fenced enclosure, or the lofty, fenced enclosure. Possibly both translations are valid. The Anannage were the Sumerian equivilents of the biblical Angels. Only after they had disappeared from the Middle Eastern scene were they worshipped in the religious sense; and they were then so enveloped in supernatural trappings that their intrinsic advanced and benevolents characteristics were swamped in a morass of pseudo-religious adulation - Christian O'Brien CBE in the Genius of the Few and the Shining Ones.

Contemporary with the Sumarian administrative centre at Nippur, where the secular records were found, was the City of Mari, dedicated to Ninkharsag (Ninhursag). Mari on the Upper Euphrates was one of the greatest ever Golden Age trading City States, a product of the Divine Council appointed kingship, the laws (Edicts of An and Enlil), and the brilliant social organisation of the Anannage. Mari was dedicated to Ninkharsag, wife of Enlil, Goddess of Irrigation, Governor of the Garden of Eden/Kharsag, and mother of Inanna and Ninurta. She was also known as the Serpent Lady, Mama, Ma, Mari (Goddess of the Basque), Kali, Ka, Coatlicue, and Isis. Founded around 4,500 BC and contemporary with Uruk, further south down the Euphrates, together with cities in the Jordan Valley and Kana'an, over 200 craft trades and guilds were formally recorded before 3,000 BC. Below is a depiction of Mari in its prime, possibly before the Koefels cometary impacts over the Austrian Alps in 3,129 BC, and certainly before the cometary impacts across the region in 2,345 BC. The first of these global devastations brought an end to the great city of Uruk, with the second bringing the Golden Age to an end in this area, accompanied by climate change moving monsoon rains south, leading to the desiccation of the Sahara, Arabian and Thar desert areas. These events triggered major migrations around the world - Art - Balage Balogh


White stone statue of the Lady Ninkharsag (mari locally, mama in Accadian, Isis in Egypt, and the mother of Inanna and Ninurta), in the guise of the Goddess of Irrigation, found during excavations at Mari (Tell Harari) on the Upper Euphrates in Syria, now on display in the Aleppo museum, Syria. She was the daughter of Anat wife of An, who was the leader of the Anannage. It had been placed in the centre of the two hundred acre administrative centre of one of the Golden Age's great trading City States on the Euphrates 150 miles north of Babylon. A city dedicated to her around 4,500 BC, as the figure head of the early goddess culture. From the bowl flowed a fountain into the pool surrounding the statue. Contrary to speculation she is not wearing a space helmet.

Lady Ninkharsag

With this Settlement will come prosperity; an enclosed reservoir - a water trap - should be established. The good land is full of water; because of the water, food will be plentiful - The Lady Ninkharsag - Kharsag Epic No. 2. - Translation of archaic Sumerian cuneiform recovered from the remains of the Nippur Library in 1986 by the University of Pennsylvania under Professor Hayes. Their detailed recorded history of the Garden of Eden, in Southern Lebanon, below Mt Hermon, which the called Kharsag meaning head enclosure. - Archaic Tablet 8383 - Sumerian Temple Nippur Temple Library - Decision to Settle.

Nippur Archaic Cylinder - To judge from the script, the Nippur cylinder illustrated on this plate below (8383 in the Nippur collection of the University Museum) may date as early as 2500 BC. Although copied and published by the late George Barton as early as 1918, its contents, which center about the Sumerian air-god Enil and the goddess of Ninhursag, are still largely unintelligible. Nevertheless, much that was unknown or misunderstood at the time of its publication is now gradually becoming clarified, and there is good reason to hope that the not too distant future will see the better part of its contents ready for translation - From Sumerian Mythology by Samuel Noah Kramer 1963.

Nippur Archaic Cylinder 8383

Data for the identification of the Kharsag Tablets

The autographed texts and transliterations from the original Sumerian, cuneiform-inscribed tablets are to be found in Miscellaneous Babylonian Inscriptions by Professor George A. Barton, published by the Yale University Press and the Oxford University Press in 1918. The tablets, themselves, as part of the Nippur collection held in the University Museum at Philadelphia, U.S.A. Data necessary to their identification is listed below. Kharsag Epic numbers and titles are those allocated in this volume.

Nine Kharsag Tablets with Pennsylvania University Museum Number.

  1. The Descision to Settle -14,005
  2. The Arrival of the Anannage -8,383
  3. The Romance of Enlil and Ninlil -9,205
  4. The Panning of the Cultivation -11,065
  5. The Building of the Settlement -8,322
  6. The Great House of Enlil -8,384
  7. The Cold Winter Storm -8,310
  8. The Thousand Year Storm -8,317
  9. The Final Destruction of Kharsag -19,751 -2,270 -2,302

Notes - The biblical story of the Garden in Eden has had many counterparts; but their documents are often little known outside specialist circles. Even within these circles, few have recognized them for what they are, as they tend to be obscured by apocryphal overtones. But one, fortunately for our thesis, was written in clear and secular terms, unmarried by those deification processes which were later to bring the story into such disrepute.

That counterpart was inscribed on clay tablets in Sumer - doyen of the civilizations born in the lower Mesopotamian Valley - where a whole series was made over a period covering the third millenium BC. They give the impression of being coveted library possessions, which were copied in many places, and in may centuries, in sequential re-printings.

The copies from which the account in these chapters it taken, were buried under the destruction of was, and were not brought to light again until American archaeologists excavated at Nippur (a Sumerian city some eighty kilometres south-east of Babylon) at the beginning of our own century, newaly five thousand years after they had been inscribed.

From the Genius of the Few and the Shining Ones by Christian and Barbara Joy O'Brien

The Shining Ones includes all the material contained within The Genius of the Few, but adds a great deal more information on the unfolding diaspora of the Shining Ones from the Southern Lebanon site around the world, their advanced technology, and their influence over the next 8,000 years. It also presents from the historic records, evidence for a spiritual dimension and a spiritual influence.

This starts with the establishment of a further six major settlements by members of the senior council at Jericho, Ba'albek, Ebla, Catal Huyak, Olympus and On, which soon followed their establishment of the Kharsag (Garden of Eden) site. The development of the city states eventually led to the great civilisations in the Mesopotamian plains, Egypt, Iran, India, China and the Americas.

Whilst we unreservedly recommend The Genius of the Few as a starting point and an easy read for all students on the origins of civilisation and agriculture from the ancient texts, The Shining Ones represents a more complex 752 page major compilation of evidence to support the full O'Brien research thesis. A thesis which describes the re-start of civilisation and agriculture in the Levantine Corridor following global catastrophe and the Younger Dryas Ice Age, which ended c. 9,500 BC.

The Path of Light presents the rediscovery of Jesus’s teachings to his Inner Circle, from the lost Books of the Saviour, bringing together the key links on spirituality and supporting the existence of the one original benevolent source for all religions. Of great importance are the clues linking Jesus with the courts of Herod, Augustus and the British Kings, together with a clear message from the Sermon on the Mount of Jesus’ knowledge of Druid teaching.

Christian O'Brien's translation of the Askew and Bruce Codices, 2nd century AD Egyptian Coptic copies of original documents recording the spoken words of Jesus of Nazareth, presented within the text of The Path of Light, provide authoritative and detailed support for the existence and journeys of the soul in other dimensions.

Of significance within these texts, are the references that they were recorded and witnessed by the disciple scribes Matthew, Philip and Thomas - the required process of authentication of important documents, under the Hebraic law of that time.

This source document makes it clear that Jesus physically and spiritually survived the crucifixion.

The Path of Light contains Christian O‘Brien’s revised translation and arrangement of the Bruce and Askew Codices, which Muslims call the Injīl, with the alternative spelling of Ingil, which is the Arabic name for what Muslims believe to be the original lost Gospel of Jesus (Isa). This Injil is one of the four Islamic holy books, which the Quran records as revealed by God, the others being the Zabur (possibly the Psalms), the Tawrat (the Torah), and the Quran. The Path of Light and the Acts of Thomas provide the solid evidence of the important roles of both Jesus and Thomas in re-stating and teaching Druid (Essene) philosophy and practice, continued by the Syrian Church in Edessa, Upper Mespotamia, and adopted later by Islam.

It is now accepted that Philip carried Jesus' teachings to Western Europe, and Thomas took them to India, founding the Church at Kerala in 48AD. The earliest known version of the Acts of Thomas in the St Catharine's Monastery library, Sinai, make it clear that Thomas was having regular meetings with Jesus in India, after the crucifixion. The words regular meetings were changed by the Church of England translator in 1904 to regular visions. This can be cross-referenced by inspecting the original document. Evidence held within King Alfred’s records at Kings College, London, show that Alfred sent an embassy under Sighelm, the Bishop of Sherborne, around 890AD to pay their respects at Thomas’ grave in Southern India.

Of the greatest importance to the future of religious harmony today, is that this O'Brien translation of these source documents has established that Jesus was teaching Surat (soul) Shabd (word) Yoga (union) to his inner circle of disciples, which contained both men and women. This advanced teaching to both men and women was a feature of all high cultures in the ancient world centred on the archaic Druidic philosophy and practice.

As our research has gathered pace we have been able to add supporting evidence for the O'Brien scholarship from a wide range of authors and other sources.

This includes the fifteen Learning from History Video Presentations found on Google, the Holistic Channel, Deprogrammed radio. DVD's on each presentation are available on request within the bookshop.

Learning from History Part 14 - Origins of Agriculture and the Garden of Eden

Undisputed scientific and archaeological evidence locates the origins of agriculture at the end of the Great Younger Dryas Ice around 9,500 BC in the Levantine Corridor between Damascus and Jericho. The domesticated seeds and animals found in this area, quite different in many ways from their wild ancestors, arriving in the same place around the same time, provide proof of the arrival of an advanced civilisation, in what was a key glacial refuge for plants and animals, which progressed and dispersed as the planet rapidly warmed throughout what is called the Holocene (wholly recent period of time). This presentation brings together in two parts, much that we now know about our brilliant and benevolent ancestors, and how they took their technology and seeds around the world in the course of the following two thousand years.

In the search with his wife Barbara Joy for the master builders who constructed pre-historic astronomical observation complexes in Britain, Christian O’Brien followed the evidence back to the land of Canaan and Sumeria, mastering archaic Sumerian cuneiform, Aramaic, Hebrew and Coptic texts and languages, in order to clearly understand the historical records. The familiar biblical story of the Garden in Eden compiled in the 1st millenium BC had many counterparts little known outside specialist circles. One however was written in clear and secular terms and inscribed on clay tablets in Sumeria during the 3rd Millenium BC and placed in the Nippur library. They describe in detail the agricultural, and advanced technical activities of the primary Sumerian Gods, An, Enlil, Enki and Ninhursag. The details within these Kharsag (head enclosure) Epics are supported independently by the Books of Enoch, and revised translation of the early chapters of Genesis. Christian O’Brien’s unique multi-disciplinary and linguistic skills sets out the evidence that Kharsag and the Garden of Eden were one and the same, and that this record was a pre-historic reality rather than a biblical myth. He concluded that the south Rachaiya Basin met the requirements as being the most probable location of the Kharsag/Eden site. And further that; a group of culturally and technically advanced people who settled in this inter-montane valley in the Near East had established an agricultural and teaching centre c. 9,400 BC at the end of the Great Younger Dryas Ice Age.

Upon the Tsurian sea the people live
Who style themselves Phoenicians...
These were the first great founders of the world
Founders of cities and of mighty states
Who showed a path through seas before unknown.
In the first ages, when the sons of men
Knew not which way to turn them, they assigned
To each his first department; they bestowed
Of land a portion and of sea a lot,
And sent each wandering tribe far off to share
A different soil and climate. Hence arose
The great diversity, so plainly seen,
Mid nations widely severed -
Dyonysius of Susiana - A.D. 3

There is a principle which is the bar against all information, which is proof against all argument, and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance. This is the principle of contempt prior to examination - Archdeacon William Paley, D.D. 1743-1805