Following the publication of an interview with historian Gourgen Karapetyan in our newspaper (“Mount Ararat – a cosmic antenna”), many readers have asked us to provide further details on this topic. We asked the author to present new facts to support his point of view.
From time to time, humanity is forced to reassess its understanding of the world. For centuries, it was believed that humanity spent a long period in a state of barbarism and ignorance, with its ancient worldview seen as primitive childish notions and a result of various prejudices. While our attitude towards the world of our ancestors is gradually changing, previous views are still tenacious.
In particular, the ancient Armenian beliefs have not been seriously studied until now. It is thought that they were formed under the influence of neighboring peoples. However, the study of the data that has reached us, carried out over the past decades, has allowed us to make surprising discoveries.
Yes, the first Christian preachers only left fragmentary information about our ancient shrines, but comparing this data suggests that they were mainly located on the banks of the Arax, Aratsani (Eastern Euphrates) and Western Euphrates rivers.
The Innaknyan shrine was located on the bank of Aratsani. Zenob Glak, who personally participated in its destruction, left information about it. He mentions that this shrine, under the same name, was also considered sacred by the Persians and Indians.
And Gevond Alishan, while studying the ancient Armenian religion, made a number of crucial discoveries. For example, he emphasizes that the shrines located along the Arax river symbolized the sacred Seven, the Existing One, the Creator.
Then he analyzes the Armenian word “astvats” – God. Having justified the pre-Christian origin of this word, he compares it with the word “Astuattan”, found in the Indian Vedas, and the word “Asdvat” of the Persian Avesta.
Both refer to celestial entities, and they can be identified with the Tree of Life (World Tree), known in Indo-European and world beliefs, whose crown is on the earth, and roots – in the heavens.
The scientist asserts that a special shrine, called Vramyan krak – Fire of Vrama, was dedicated to the sacred Seven. Armenians perceived the world and the phenomena occurring in it in the system of the sacred Triad, so in ancient religions, we see a triad of supreme gods.
In India, these are Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva; in the times of the Urartian kingdom in Armenia – Khaldi, Teshub, and Shivini. Subsequently, the Armenians had an earthly Triad – Anahit, Nana, Barshama and a new heavenly Triad – Mihr, Vahagn, Vage.
(All of them are deities and it’s incorrect to call them gods). This means that God and the Tree of Life formed a single entity, uniting heaven and earth.
The main shrine of the deity Aramazd was located on the bank of the Western Euphrates, in the same area was the city of Erznka. Apparently, the name of the city is formed from the combination Er-znk-ka, which etymologically translates from Armenian as “Ara’s ring (voice) is present (here)”. Most likely, Erznka was a city dedicated to Aramazd.
According to the ancient Armenian tradition, Aramazd was the messenger of the cosmic spirit – Ara. This is clearly seen in the name “Aramazd” itself: Ar – cosmic spirit, Am – now means year, and in antiquity, apparently, the entire totality, Azd – sacred news.
Thus, it can be confidently stated that the banks of the Arax were dedicated to the sacred Seven, Aratsani – the sacred Nine, and the Western Euphrates – the sacred Eight. All these rivers, together with their tributaries, originate in Byurakn, the name of which means “Ten thousand (or countless) sources”.
Therefore, the ancient Armenians divided their country into the sacred possessions of Seven, Eight, Nine, and the central sacred region of Byurakn. They believed that in these places it was easier to connect with cosmic forces, cosmic centers.
Not only the Armenians and the authors of the Bible, but also other ancient peoples considered Armenia to be the cradle of humanity – a paradise. The Persians called the first person Ariman (Armen), and the Indians – Ayamarda (Man-Armenian or “from Armenia”).
The Masis mountain (Ararat) was especially considered sacred, divine – as the place of humanity’s salvation. The Sumerians considered Masis (Mashou) to be the dwelling place of the gods, the place from where they communicated with humans.
Recent research indeed confirms the unusual nature of Mount Masis. Relative continental centers are equidistant from it. It is the highest solitary peak in the world, and moreover, no river originates from it.
The water from the snow cap and glaciers of Masis is absorbed by the mountain and spread throughout the Armenian Highlands.
Until 1840, there was only one spring near the village of Akori on the slope of Masis, the water of which was considered sacred and, it is said, healed many diseases, including, according to eyewitnesses, even leprosy. When the Armenians left these places and Kurds settled in Akori, an earthquake destroyed the village and the spring dried up.
Academician Ovanes Davtyan in his book “Theory of the Fundamental Field” proves that our galaxy has a special field in which all galactic information is recorded and processed. This field, which the author called geonova, processes the received information and sends it back. It determines the development of the galaxy, Earth, and humanity.
In recent years, many scientists have begun to study the properties of water. It turns out that water can perceive, store, and transmit information. This reminds us of the ancient beliefs about “living” water, “water of immortality”, curing all diseases and even capable of resurrecting the dead!
With the help of our friends, we were able to obtain meltwater from the top of Masis and study it. It turned out that this water is several thousand times more energetically active than water from other places and retains its properties for a long time.
People who have climbed Masis testify that they felt a sense of anxiety at the top, an inexplicable feeling of isolation, disconnection from everything around them.
Perhaps it is not a coincidence that first our pagan ancestors, and then the Armenian Church, prohibited climbing Masis.
Our ancestors (and the traditions and legends of many other peoples have preserved such knowledge) knew well that Masis with its two peaks is the same as the World Tree, which supports the sky. The Indians claim that it is from Masis that the four rivers of life begin, thanks to which life has spread across the entire planet.
In the perception of Armenians, the Being, the World Tree, the tree of life, or the same God is precisely the Masis mountain, which receives information – the voice of the Absolute – from the cosmic center and transmits it to other centers of our planet. This is how the development of the Earth and humanity occurs – in accordance with the plans of the Absolute and under its control.
Gurgen Karapetyan Based on materials from analitika.at.ua Source: Armenia’s interlocutor
Translated by Vigen Avetisyan