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Grandpierre, A: Ancient People of the Royal Magi: The Magyars /pt. 1

2011.12.21

ANCIENT PEOPLE OF THE ROYAL MAGI:
THE MAGYARS

Attila Grandpierre

Motto: Uplifting knowledge is the greatest gift
a man can have.

I. Introduction:

Who were the Magi?

In order to be able to stand our ground in our personal, community and social life we have to answer the questions: who were the Hungarians originally? Where did they live? When did they live? And what did they want? In this paper, we not only give answers to these questions, but we also show that the key question in the history of mankind, in the nation-forming activities of the Magyars and their individual life-conduct, is the appreciation of the historical role of die Hungarians. The Hungarians have played an extraordinary, elevating role, throughout the millennia, in the history and culture of mankind (see below) and, in contrast to the colorizing practice of Western Civilization, the most significant states of Europe and Asia were created by the Magyar Royal Magi.

Many have questioned whether it is possible to talk about a people called Magyar, existing in ancient times. In answer to this we mention that Herodotus wrote in his origin saga of the Scythians (Herodotus, B.C. 440/1989, p. 266.) that the name of Mankind's first King was the Magyar name Hargita. The names of his sons were Árpa, Zab and Köles (Endre K. Grandpierre and Attila Grandpierre, 2006, p. 42. - henceforth GKE and GA) which are Magyar names. Similarly, the names: Nimród, Hunor and Magor are Magyar, and Magor's name reflects the name of the Magyar people in the Age right after the Flood. With the retailed analysis of the Tarih-i Üngürüsz,[1] (The History of the Magyars), an ancient Hungarian saga before the age of Árpád, Endre K. Grandpierre (1979, 1990) proved that the legends of the Miracle Stag[2] originated in the magical ancient age (see especially pp. 67-68 : the quoted book). Hunor and Magor were twins, and therefore it may appear to be more accurate to talk about the Hun-Magyar people. Still we find the use of the name "Magyar" or the name "Magyar-Hun" for the nation preferable, because the ancient legend of the Miracle stag in the Tárih-i Üngürüsz begins with Magor's name before Hunor, and this indicates that, of the Hun and Magyar fraternal nations, the Magyar is the more ancient (GKE 1990, 17 and pp. 40-43). The continuity of the Magyar people and their name can be followed back at least five-to ten-thousand years, to the Age of the Flood.

At the time of its birth, Western Civilization declared war on the ancient memories of Mankind and tried to erase the past forever. However, with the passing of time, the Greek culture, which was banned in Europe for a thousand years, found its way, with Arab intervention, into the circulation of European culture. The ancient Greeks, on the other hand, could thank the contemporary Magyars, who were called Scythian in Greek, for their writing, philosophy, and knowledge of nature, in short, their culture (Meuli, 1935; Dodds, 1951; GA, 2001; GKE-GA, 2006, pp. 127-128).

The greatest Greek philosophers and most of their scientists were raised by Magi, not with colonizing zeal, but unselfishly, serving the elevation of Mankind. The Magi were indubitably Mankind's most ancient teaching nation. "The Magi worked without partiality and prejudice" (Stanley, 1731, 250). The ancient meaning of the Hungarian word "Magus" was: astronomer, mathematician, scholar of natural sciences, philosopher, wise-man, priest, physician, judge, creator of sciences, discoverer of agriculture, industry, transportation, discoverer of trade in general and creator of state institutions - all these in one person! Let us compare the summation of these with the "culture-hero": "The culture-hero has a major role in myths, is the first to acquire or create different cultural benefits for the people (fire, culture-plants, trade, tools), to introduce a given social order, regulations for marriage, magical formulae, rites and holidays". (Meletyinszkij, 1988,1: 159). The culture-heroes in ancient times were outstanding personages, who really existed all over the world, and their achievements would be impossible without their magical strength (Op, Cit,160). These "culture-heroes" were called "Magi" by their contemporaries.

The Magi were the guardians of the ancient cosmic knowledge obtained at the birth of Mankind. They had a scientific world-view, which was fundamentally complete; in other words, it was far superior to today's scientific world-view. They not only knew a more complete system of natural laws than we know today, but the first principles too: the principles of physics, biology and psychology. (GA, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006; GKE-GA, 2006, pp. 136-146). The ancient Magyar triple uni-triune system was based upon a cosmic world-view of natural sciences. To translate this to everyday language, the teaching of the cosmic uni-triune system involves the harmony of the human body, soul and spirit; the atom, feeling and thought; in cosmic terms the interaction of matter, life, and consciousness; physics, biology and psychology. The atom, feeling and thought are not just completed, expressed materials; they are also accompanied by motivating forces, the laws of nature and their motivating forces, the first principles which embrace the Universe into one living whole.

Physical phenomena Biological phenomena Psychological phenomena
Physical laws Biological laws Psychological laws
The laws of least effect Life- (Bauer-) principle Principle of self-consciousness

Table 1. The world-view of the triple-trinity. The triple-trinity forms one whole: the Universe. Physics, biology and psychology are not separated in reality into three different parts; they form one unified whole, the Universe. This is the essence of the scientific Uni-trinity.

The natural laws of physics, biology and psychology permeate the entire Universe and, therefore, they are universal-laws. The universality of biological laws means that the life-force permeates the Cosmos. Since the life-force is the most personal and the deepest reason for being for all of us, our deepest life is in the most personal connection with the life of the Universe. The soul is immortal because our Self is upheld by a cosmic law and the cosmic law is immortal. The Scythian concept of the immortality of the soul (GA, 2001; GKE-GA, 2006, pp. 127-128) the consubstantiality of the Self and the World-soul is also the basic concept of the Vedic literature and the Upanishads.[3]

The ancient Magyar magic system is magic because it recognized the personal connection between Man and the Universe, which rests upon the most basic law of Nature, the universal law of Life. This basic, recognition of natural science is what transcends the limits of todays scientific world-view. The trinity of body, feeling and thought manifests itself on the level of phenomena, of laws and principles alike. In the ancient Magyar magical world-view, the unity of the body, the soul and the spirit is based upon the existence of the soul, which carries the world of feelings and, therefore the reeling is the most basic reality. The magical feeing, with the help of the cosmic motivating power, which permeates all living beings, is always directed toward the realization of the highest, most noble possibilities.

This triple trinity is represented in the Hungarian coat of arms, which is of ancient origin and on the Hungarian national flag, in the image of the triple hill, the three-pointed crown and the double-cross, which is the ancient sign for One, meaning Uni-trinity, all of which together also mean the one unified whole, which forms the trinity: the living Universe. (GA, 2005b; GKE és GA, 2006, pp. 136-146).

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Picture 1. The triple hill on our national flag (it is in itself the expression of the triple-trinity), the three-times triple-pointed crown (it is in itself the expression of the triple-trinity), and the double cross (symbol of the Uni-trinity). Together they form one united whole.

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Picture 2. At the time of the 1848 Freedom Fight, the symbol of the Uni-Trinity upon the national crest was the double cross with equal horizontal branches.

In the ancient Magyar world-view, the Universe is the unified whole of matter, life and consciousness. Originally, the double-cross had equal-sized horizontal branches, and it was the sign for "One" in the ancient Magyar runic writing (rovásírás). Its three lines are the symbols of body, feeling and thought.

One can also ascertain that the two horizontal lines represent the body and thought, the vertical (uplifting!) line is the sign of feeling, of the soul and of life (GA, 2005b). According to our national symbols, the Magyar nation is the people of universal knowledge, the people that carries the most uplifting and most noble feelings. Our national symbols express the world-view of the Magyar people that is identical to that of the Royal Magi and so they are the proofs of our national beginning and continuity, our self-identity and our inexhaustible source of strength.

The Magi possess a mission within them; their task is the elevation of Mankind. In recent years, a whole series of archaeological facts (Price et al., 2001; Govedarica, 2004 Manzura, 2005; Keys, 2005; GKE-GA, 2006, 5-40, 82-135) have also proven that their feelings, thoughts and actions encompassed the world and, thanks to their action, civilizations sprang up worldwide. For example, Price et. al, (2001) proved that, from 5,700 B.C. small groups of Magi, who possessed a high degree of knowledge, wandered toward the West from the Carpathian Basin and passed on a high level of culture. At the same time, Govedarica (2004, see below) and especially Manzura (2005) proved that the carriers of an advanced culture migrated in several waves toward the East, following a plan, from Erdélv (Transylvania) beginning in about 5,100 B.C. and populated the Eurasian plains in several waves. The question arises: why did these people of advanced culture decide to move only sparsely to the West, in small groups, but to migrate from the Carpathian Basin to the East, in a planned re-repatriation? We think that along with many similar phenomena (see for example GKE-GA, 2006,149-152), these facts hint toward a well thought-out plan of the Magi to consciously shape the future of mankind.

According to Aristotle, the Magi "...state, that the stars are of fire; that the Moon wanes because the shadow of the Earth covers it; that the soul survives death; that the rain is caused by changes in the atmosphere; they give physical explanations to all other phenomena. They lay down the basic laws of jurisprudence. They state that they are the discoverers of geometry, astronomy and arithmetic." (Diogenes Laertius 200 BC/1958, Vol. I, 3) Eudoxos of Knidos who, according to signs, was the leader of Plato's Academy during his absence, would have liked the teachings of the Magi to be recognized as the most noble and most useful school of philosophy (Livingstone, 2002). "Plato often remembered that he and Pythagoras learned the best and most noble teachings from the Magi." - writes Clement of Alexandria in his work "Stromata", Book I, chapter XV page 2.[4] He adds later: "Before the time of the ancient Greeks philosophy was believed by their neighbors to be the world's most useful activity."[5] This people of philosophers was called "barbarian" by the ancient Greeks.

The origin and ancient meaning of the Hungarian word "Magus"

The Hungarian word "magus" (variations and derivatives in Hungarian: mag, magas, magától való, magától mozgató, magasztos, meaning seed, high, derived from itself, moves by it self, sublime) is a "world-word"; its radiation reaches the entire world. The word "magister" is derived from it; its shortened form "master" is a "world-word", as is the word expressing a rich person "magnate", or the Latin word "magna", meaning "big". The Hungarian word "mag" not only means the seed with its husk, but also its inner parts, its germ, which is the essence of its entirety, its soul. (Czuczor-Fogarasi, 1867,4: 25). There is an enormous difference between the seed of the tree, which grows high by itself and an incomparably smaller seed but they have one thing in common - an invisible factor: the life-force, the seed-force which is hidden in the seed. It is a basic fact, that the life-force, hidden in the seed, surpasses by far the capabilities of dead matter. The height, the high heavens lie hidden in the seed.

The Hungarian word mag (seed) is an ancient word; it is the counterpart of the word great and it is related to the Sanskrit mah (meaning: great). In the Hungarian language, the consonants are the basic carriers of meaning. The ancient meaning of the "n" consonant is female: nő, néni, ana=anya (woman, an older lady, mother). Since the word ma is an ancient word denoting femininity (it refers to motherhood, as in the word ma-ma), and the ancient meaning of "g" is ég, egy, agy, ig(az), ig(e), eg(ész), (heaven, one, brain, truth, Word of God, the whole) then the word ma-g (seed) is the word anya-g (matter) in another form. Its ancient meaning then is Anya-Ég, Anya-Agy, Anya-Egész (meaning Mother-Heaven, Mother-Brain, Mother-Whole), and here, the Mother is Mother Nature, the Universe, and its essence is the force of the seed, the soul and the life-force. The explanation of the base of the word magus as Anya-Agy (Mother Brain) brings us closer to the interpretation of the name Magyar. The "gy" form of the "g" sound in mag gives the words egy and agy (one, brain) in this context. Thus, the magy base of the name Magyar is ma-agy, Anya-agy, or Anya-Egy (Mother-brain, Mother-one) and this refers to the original calling of the Magyar people: they are the One, Mother Nature, brain-center of the Universe, the ancient people of Mankind, the people of ancient knowledge. The ancient meaning of the Hungarian word Magus is: the developer of the universal life-force of the Universe which infuses its matter, the elevating force of life.

The origin of the Magi.

Panorama of the cultures that the Magi developed

According to Herodotus (440/1989 B.C., book 1. §101, 55.), the Magi were a tribe of the Central Asian Medes. Meuli (1935), however, recognized that the seers and teachers of magic arrived among the Greeks from Scythia, which is north of Greece (also see Dodds, 1957, in Hungarian 2002,115). One of the worlds most influential etymological dictionaries, the 20 volume "The Oxford English Dictionary" (1989, IX: 202-203) writes the following under the title"Magus": "A member of an ancient Persian priestly caste, which, according to ancient historians, originated from a Mede tribe." Around 1400, (in Three Kings, Cologne. 49) St. Austin said that the word Magus in the Chaldean language means philosopher; in 1555, WATREMAN in Fardle of Facions II. vii K iv b., said that (in Persia) "the Magi were, in other words, men familiar with the secrets of nature." [or in today's vernacular: natural scientists - GA]. SYLVESTER Bethulias, in Rescue v, 301, in 1614, said (IX:202-203) that the Parthians also had Magi. In 1711, Pope said in Temp. Fame 97 "There, where the long skirted Royal Magi stand, the magic wand of the stern Zoroaster rises and falls." (Emphasis - GA). Under ne title "Magian" (Op.cit. 202-203): 1861 GOLDWIN SMITH, Lectures in Modern History, 61, states: "It does not count for much to make the King the leader of the people if the Royal Magi lead them." (Emphasis - GA) In 1875, LIGHTFOOT Comm. Coloss. 151, I states: "This was... when the magic system (the unified system of natural sciences, the magic world-view - GA) took hold in Asia Minor"; in 1877 - Outlines Hist. Relig. 165: "The Magi were the pre-Semitic and pre-Arian (in other words more ancient than the Semitic and Arian people - GA) priestly class in Western-Asia", According to the probably most influential encyclopedia, the Encyclopedia Britannica, the Magi originated from the Persians (Enc. Brit. 2007, magician). However, the Persians appear in history only in the 9th century B.C. The Magi were present not only in Asia Minor, or Western Asia, and not only from the 9th century on. Among the Magyars we find traces of the Magi in much earlier times, in an age immediately following the Flood. According to tradition, the knowledge of magic came through Nimrod into the world-heritage of the post-flood humanity, "The magic arts originate from Nimrod" - wrote Clement of Alexandria in the fourth volume of his "Stromata or different things", in Volume IV, Chapters. 27-29.[6] The mythological Kush, forefather of Nimrod, and ancestor of the Scythians and the Magi, who practiced a Sun-religion, was honored as "Sun" and was also called Magóg and mágus - writes Bryant (1807; quoted bv Oláh, 1985,16). Byzantine and western missionaries who visited the Magyars of the Árpád Age, who practiced the ancient Magyar religion, called the priests of the Magyar religion magi. (Dömötör Tekla, 1995, 530,). The Chronicle of Vienna of the 14th century mentions the Magi as Magos (A magyar nyelv történeti-etimológiai szótára, 1970, 2: 816.). The Kassa: Codex makes mention of the notebooks of the legal actions of the inquisitions of the Middle Ages, which always call the priests of the Magyar religion magus, and the old high priests pontifex magorum (Fehér, Mátyás Jenő, 1999,197.). Based on facts from the natural sciences we have recently demonstrated that at least beginning in the 6th millennium B.C., the center of Mankind's particularly high knowledge was the Carpathian Basin, (Price et al., 2001; Gove-darica, 2004; Manzura, 2005; GKE-GA 2006,13-40, 50-52,119-120,183-184). Thus if the magical world-view dates back to pre-Flood ages, then the ancient culture of Mankind was handed over to the people of the post-Flood era by the Magyars.

The Magi were the teachers of a good many great Greek philosophers, like Pythagoras Democritus and Plato (Gnoli, 1995, Vol, 9, p. 79), as they were teachers of Empedocles and Protagoras (Goldhammer, 1980, 5: 631). Around the 7th century B.C.: "a whole line of Scythian seers, magic healers and religious teachers swarmed from the North, all of them shamanistic." (In those days they were called magi - the authors) (Meuli, 1935). This northern country, the center of the Magi, is north of the Greeks, in the Carpathian Basin and the great Eurasian plains that stretch from the Carpathians to Korea, Central Asia and Northern India.

The Magi - as opposed to today's scientists, philosophers and priests - lived through millennia in the greater part of some country, in united scientific-philosophical centers forming a close-knit tribal family (GKE-GA, 2006, 78). They were the "Royal Scythians the people of the Royal Magyars, the people of the Magi. Today's civilization minimizes this amazing fact, when it talks about the order of the Magi, their class, their tribe. Here we are not referring to an order, a class or a tribe, but a people of nation-builders, the upholders of ancient knowledge, who created states throughout the millennia, spreading to other parts of the world, establishing states and upholding them and who are the guardians of mankind's ancient knowledge. "No priestly class was more famous in antiquity than the Magi" (Gnoli, Op Cit.) "The Magi were the priestly caste of the Sun-religion" (Redards, 1965). The Transylvanian Dacian Magus, Dicinius, (GKE-GA, 2006,150-151) for example, in the 1st century B.C.: almost educated the Goths in the entire philosophy and taught them physics, astronomy and logic. He taught them, for example, how the Sun is a celestial body, many times larger than the Earth" (Iordanes, 2005, 56). "Contrary to the accepted views of the Scandinavian-Germanic ancient religion, it was not the bellicose, warlike, manly values that were the most obvious, but magical ones... Odin himself was the model of a Magus-king" (Boyer, 1985, 50). Odin, the main god of the Scandinavian-Germanic religion was a Scythian-Magyar Magus (GA, 1306, 133-142, 199; GKE-GA, 2006, 38-39; Metcalfe, 1982,1:32). The Celtic Druids, too, were Magi. (Pohle, 1911).

The Magi established centers throughout the world that maintained connections with each other through thousands of years. (McKie, 1977,173-199; Csáji, 2004,8; Govedarica, 2004, 21; GKE-GA, 152, 194, 196-202). There may have been such a Magus center in Hungary, in Polgár-Csőszhalom, from 4800 B.C. (GKE-GA, 2006, 15-16, 24, 71). The Magus, who had Stonehenge built, around 2,300 B.C., was a Magyar-Hun Magus from the Carpathian Basin (GKE-GA, 25-29). The territory of the Magus tribe of the Medes occupied almost the whole country, and the name of the country of the Medes, in India, is Madra; (see the quoted work p. Ill, 116, 125). Similar Magus-centers existed in the land of the Scythian-Parthians, in Bactria, Chorezm and Egypt. The Indians called the countries between the Hindu-Kus Mountains and the River Oxus (Amu Darya) "Sakastan", Scythian : country, and they believed that the Golden Age took place there. Magi prepared the Persian prince for kingship, for justice, bravery and independence - and the Persians can thank the Mede Magi for their political and civil institutions too. (Gnoli, 1995) The royal rank of the Magi is reflected in the fact that the Parthians elected their Kings from among the Magi (Strrabon, cca. A.D. 7/1977, 547), and that the Asian Kings could not conduct their wars without the Magi walking before the kings, carrying the eternal fire which fell from heaven (Ammianus Marcellinus, A.D. IV, c./1993, 338,). Pope writes of the Royal Magi in 1711 above), and Goldwin Smith writes that the Kings were directed by the Magi (see above, Oxford English Dictionary, title Magian).

 

 

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