23 May 2020

Where to start a journey (deeper) into Oera Linda?

students in costumes, ca. 1880
Depending on your main interest and the knowledge you already have, here are some suggestions for diving (deeper) into Oera Linda-book (OLB) studies:

Primary sources:

New provisional English OLB translation, with transliteration* and (line-numbered) facsimile, by Jan Ott. (*reconstruction of pronunciation)

Publications by dr. Ottema about OLB (1871-1878, incl. his edition of the book), translated into English.

Summary of the main conventional doctrine proposed in 2004 by Goffe Jensma (currently Professor of Frisian Language and Literature; University of Groningen).

Selection of blog posts with in depth analyses:

2018, Feb. 12 "Did Cornelis Over de Linden hide something?"
(A reconstruction based on witness accounts.)

2018, Mar. 8 "Haverschmidt had a Life"
(Why the suspects of the conventional doctrine should be absolved.)

2016, Sep. 12 "Proof that ±2200 BCE flood was known"
(Why OLB's authenticity is not sufficiently established by evidence of a 4.2 kiloyear event alone.)

2018, Sep. 19 "The Oera Linda paper research fail"
(Why a proper investigation is desirable.)

2019, Mar. 17 "The 'Daughters of Frya' hoax"
(How easy it is to be misled.)

Students by Jan Luyken 1712
Blog posts illustrating the 'world view' or 'religion' of the OLB:

2018, Aug. 13 "The Wralda View"
2018, Aug. 15 "Frya and her Tex"
2018, Aug. 17 "The Carrier and his Yule"
2018, Aug. 23 "Grandmother Earth"

Video explorations/ experiments:

Dec. 2013/ May 2018. Saved from the Flood (1 hour, available in English, German, Dutch, Norse, Frisian) with some explorations and criticisms of the conventional doctrine. It contains both basic and advanced topics.

May 2018. A video reply in two parts with examples of word-studies and discussions.

Selection of relevant Norse saga literature sources (English translations),
not previously considered in the conventional approach yet,
and particularly related to OLB section 8ab (ca. 2090 BCE) [050/19 - 060/11]:

Ynglingasaga; part of Heimskringla or The Chronicle of the Kings of Norway, by Snorri Sturlson (c.1179-1241), translation 1844 by S. Laing; on Sacred Texts website.

How Norway was inhabited; part of Of Fornjot and His Kinsmen (Legendary saga), translation 2011 by G.L. Hardman; on Germanic Mythology website.

[More may be added later]

30 April 2020

"a plague had come"

The anemic lady, ca. 1667
by Samuel van Hoogstraten
Once, when a plague had come to the land, they came with a crowd of people, and said: ‘We are all making offerings to the gods, so they might ward off the plague. Will you not help to calm their wrath, or did you bring the plague over the land with your arts?’

‘No,’ Minerva said, ‘since I do not know any gods that do evil, I cannot ask them to be nicer. I only know one “god” — that is Wralda’s spirit — and because “god” means good, he also does no evil.’

‘Where does evil come from then?’ the priests asked.

‘All evil comes from yourselves and from the stupidity of the people that walk into your trap.’

‘So if your supreme being is all that good, then why does he not avert evil?’ the priests asked.

Hellenia answered: ‘Frya has put us on the path, and the Carrier that is time must do the rest. For all disasters, counsel and help can be found, but Wralda wants us to search ourselves, so we shall become strong and wise. If we refuse, he lets us squeeze out our own tumors, so we shall experience the results of wise and foolish deeds.’

A prince replied: ‘I would imagine it better to simply ward off disaster.’

‘Of course,’ Hellenia answered, ‘because then people would remain like tame sheep. You and the priests want to protect, but also to shear and slaughter them. But that is not what our supreme being wants. He wants us to help each other, but also that all be free and become wise.

Because we want that too, our folk elects our leaders, aldermen, counselors, and all chieftains and masters from the wisest of the good people, so all will do their best to become wise and good. This way, we will know and teach the folks at the same time, that only being wise and acting wisely leads to glory.’

‘That is quite a statement,’ the priests said, ‘but if you imply that the plague is a result of our ignorance, then would Nyhellenia be so good as to live up to her proud name and enlighten us?’

Writer sharpening his quill,
1784 by Jan Ekels jr.
‘Yes’, Hellenia said. ‘Crows and other birds only feed on foul carrion, whereas the plague not only likes foul carrion, but also foul ethics, customs, and addictions. If you want the plague to leave for good, you must overcome the addictions and all must become pure, inside and out.’

‘We want to believe your counsel is good’, said the priests, ‘but tell us how we are supposed to improve all the people under our rule?’

Then Hellenia rose from her seat and said: ‘The sparrows follow the sower, the folks their good leaders. Therefore, you must begin by purifying yourselves, so that you may look within and without, without turning red from shame before your own conscience. Now, instead of purifying the people, you have invented foul feasts where they drink so excessively that they end up rooting in the mud like pigs, ready to satisfy your vile lusts.’

22 March 2020

temporary post with images related to OLB

Themes (with overlap):

arch.-based reconstr. 900 BCE woman
Frisian fibula
remains of smashed wheel in Cologne museum, 2nd-3rd centtury
Indus valley find

bowl found in NL estimated as 7th century

wheel of reincarnation, India

amulet Indus Valley

slave's neck chain

Minoan 1400 BCE
Roman slaves
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19th century people, OLB reception
1872 cartoon
1877 cartoon
dr J.G. Ottema


C. Over de Linden

Over de Linden

model by Over de Linden c.1840


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500 BCE reconstr.
Nearchus-Alexander 325 BCE

1573 map Friesland
1st century Germanic tribes
4th century Teutonic migrations
German dialects 1910
Doggersbank sea map 1781
14th century Europe
Pomponius Mela
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Women, maidens, virgins, priestesses
writing woman with Minerva and Fama 1643
Vestal virgins 1781
N. vd Waay 1

queen Guinevere
churchgoing orphan girls
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link Vestal virgins at fire altar (black-white 1783 etching)
link vd. Waay - orphan girls going to church

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saint Catherine
Krodo in Saxon Chronicle 1492


wheel of Fortune
spinning wheel
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Religion various
medieval idol worship
Frisian king Redbad refuses baptism
Buddha and companion?
burning books at Ephesus

Bog Rod
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Minerva/ Athena
Freya and Heimdall
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1933 - 1943
dr H. Wirth
Dutch agrarian union
Wewelsburg landscape design

'wheel-cross' in booklet for SS-families

'yule-lantern', December gift to SS families

wheel on SS Chiemsee Cauldron

1939 mother's brooch by Otto Gahr

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Various, modern
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