ABARIS THE DRUID: - Various reports and fragments thereof, in what little was written and remains of ancient Greek times, tell us about the last Dean of Studies for the Bardic Tradition. He visited Athens to teach Pythagoras. Hecateus of Miletus and others tell us he appeared in loincloth with animal skins and was an expert marksman with the bow and other hunting gear. Perhaps to their amazement he also was fluent in all the languages of the Mediterranean; and his knowledge was impressive while his manner beguiled all the elite who sought to meet him. They say he was the teacher of Pythagoras but I think that is not the case really.
Pythagoras’ studies were a very long period of years and took him to many places. Each of these places had a special something for him and I believe each of them were part of the system of studies that were in the twilight of their tenure. Like Orpheus before him (some credit a few of the extant poems of Orpheus to Pythagoras who wrote little to nothing due to the third law of the Magi which was necessitated by political abuse of power in the hands of the uninitiated) the acknowledged great sage whose parents included at least one Phoenician; Pythagoras had become a Bard or Baird.
I believe Abaris was from the region of Thrace or modern day Yugoslavia and the Thracian who Pythagoras left a lot to in his will, who is termed a slave, was actually an adept committed to teaching a great student much of what remained in the ancient knowledge of the Keltoi whom the Greeks called ‘Ogygia’ which means ‘ancient ones’. It is possible that this Thracian who it is said worked with him in his bi-location skills and events was a ‘kapnobatai’ adept. Milman Parry of Harvard went to this region in the 1930s and found the legendary bards were still very aware of structure and memory skills that spoke to a great knowledge in ancient times. Was Abaris a ‘kapnobatai’ or ‘peryllat’ (alchemist)? I do not know.
He almost certainly helped arrange for Pythagoras to take his studies or visit Zoroaster, and spend much time learning the few secrets he unlocked at the Great Pyramid. Those secrets include the healing attributed to the Therapeutae that modern Dead Sea Scrolls and other research indicates was taught at Qumran. I believe Commarius the tutor of Cleopatra may also have taught Jesus some of this art along with Simon Magus and other Gaedhils who had a long tradition of studies since the time of Isis in Egypt. Abaris is translated as ‘Rabbi’ amongst the people who developed the sacerdotal code called Hebrew.
I have dealt with these healing and other arts in the other volumes, but I would also suggest it is possible Abaris was in charge of the whole Keltoi education system. I suggest this because he arrived to meet Pythagoras on the recorded instance, when Pythagoras had already done much of his work. That would make Abaris a truly amazing character because the Keltoi were still a major influence in the whole world and had what we might call universities or Ashrams throughout it. Hecateus was born in a position to take a prominent priesthood of the Basilidae. He turned the honor over to someone who needed it but his knowledge seems very Druidic as well. I continue to research the Basilian Father’s origins and suspect they (like the Nestorians) are part of the Judaeo/ Christian/Islamic elite working together to keep the majority in a state they are able to use to their own benefit. Who needs states or nations when you have corporate entities that work behind the scenes as well as religions?
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