The Knot (partially) Untwined.

Oh the magic of the the internet. Lazily looking through web pages scrutinizing subjects somehow linked to the Teutonic Orders when I came upon this gem. Did you know Australia was discovered by the Chinese admiral Zheng He ?

A recent controversial theory put forward by Gavin Menzies suggests that Zheng He circumnavigated the globe and discovered America in the 15th century before Ferdinand Magellan and Christopher Columbus. Among his specific evidence are DNA studies showing “recent” DNA flow from China, maps which apparently show foreign lands before the Europeans discovered them, and a drawing of an armadillo in a book published in China in 1430.

He based much of his theory on ‘the Friars Map’ ,

The map was discovered in a second hand bookshop in 1911 in Srbrenica, a Bosnian town near Dubrovnik. Albert Figdor, a map collector who discovered it, took it to the Austrian State University in Vienna. The map was examined by a leading cartographer who authenticated the map in 1912 in his thesis Die Weltcarte des Albertin de Virga. The map was then photographed and authenticated photos reached the collection of the Egyptian Prince Youssuf Kamal, now in the British Library.

which shows;

Australia’s northern coast drawn with precision and power from Courier bay in the West to the Gulf of Carpentaria in the East more accurately drawn than on the Jean Rotz which is clearly a derivative. Australia is accurately positioned relative to China (Zaiton).

From Southern Pearl

Examples of Arab explorations off northern Australia include al-Khwarizmi’s 9th Century map of the Java Sea showing Cape Yorke Peninsula, a “V” shaped Gulf of Carpentaria and a curved Arnhem Land and a 10th Century map also includes an outline of the northern coast of Australia. Other famous travellers also left their accounts. The chronicler Fei Xin accompanied many of the voyages of the Chinese Muslim, Admiral Zheng He and his lieutenant Ma Huan (Mohammed Hasan), and it is from his records that we know the treasure fleet reached Timor, just 650 kilometres north of Darwin.

In about the year 1406 according to the Western calendar, the exact date must always be uncertain because Dionysius Exiguus ( known as Denis the Little in English) a canon in the Roman curia, whose assignment was to prepare calculations of the dates of Easter and long lauded as inventing the Christian calendar, really cocked it up by four or five years. Anyway, sometime during the first decade of the fifteenth century, at least one ocean going sailing vessel visited the north coast of Australia.

Larrakia boy high stepping through the mud flats at the base of what, in the latter part of the 20th C, would be called Nightcliff, looked out across the bay, stared hard at the floating image for a couple of minutes to ensure all the detail necessary was imprinted on his brain, then started to jog along the beach to the family camp under the cliffs at the point. When he got to the camp his mother was in the process of removing a parentie from the fire so his news was delayed until he had his mouth full. Teenage boys have always been the same, everything in life is subordinate to food. Translated into 21st century Australian he said to his mother “Hey mum, check out the junk in the bay”.

Michael L. Bosworth
Over fifty years before the first intrepid Portuguese caravels inspired by Prince Henry the Navigator traversed the southern tip of Africa to first enter the Indian Ocean in 1488, fleets of hundreds of immense Chinese junks sent by the Ming Emperor Zhu Di sailed south through the China Sea past Sumatra to Ceylon, India, Arabia and East Africa. Seven epic Chinese naval expeditions explored (the myriad islands that lie along the Equator and) the vast periphery of the Indian Ocean.

The Mongol dynasty of the 14th century maintained a huge fleet, sent emissaries to Sumatra, Ceylon, and southern India to establish influence, and Yuan merchants gradually took over the spice trade from the Arabs. It was the ships of this era that Marco Polo saw and reported, consisting of four-masted ocean-going junks with sixty individual cabins for merchants, up to 300 crew and watertight bulkheads.

Although not as expert as their Yolgnu cousins to the east, who were rumoured to have established trading links all the way through the deserts of the centre to the cold southern oceans, Larrakia people were not slow at recognising a trading opportunity. So it didn’t take long for the trading families, those who were experienced barterers, confident enough to meet and greet total strangers, to work out that the Chinese lusted after the semiprecious stones found the creekbeds of streams flowing off the escarpment or ugly twisted nuggets of golden metal sluiced from the alluvial soils 200 km south. But most prized were the lustrous globes of light, the white spheres found in the shells on the rocks in the bay.

The Chinese explorer wrote in his log; “I have this day left a statue of Shou Lao commemorating our visit and claiming this land in the name of the almighty Zhu Di. We should keep an eye on this place, the natives are friendly experienced traders, there is plenty of fresh water in the dry season and the harbour is so huge it could keep a thousand junks safe. It seems gold is found not far to the south and I have never seen such large beautiful pearls, I have marked this place on the chart as Pearl of the South.” The discovery of an image of the god Shou Lao in Darwin in 1879, wedged in the roots of a banyan tree over a metre underground, indicates a very early Chinese contact with Australia.

“Why not Zheng He” I ask ? Is this proposition any more far fetched than those promulgated in books such as ‘Holy Blood, Holy Grail’ ?

Using the discovery of what appeared to be a coherent pattern linking the earliest Templar graves throughout France, Spain and the Middle East with later ones found throughout England and Scotland, Baigent and Leigh weave an intricate mosaic of Templar/Freemason influence on British politics, military campaigns, and royal intrigue. Of special note is the Masonic history that leads up to the American Revolution and the way in which the Ancient and Scottish Rites (Jacobite) branch of the Freemason movement, was absorbed by the much smaller, outwardly Protestant, Grand Lodge of England, to become the United Grand Lodge of Freemasonry on June 24th, 1717.

Bradley also makes the connection that Prince Henry Sinclair acted as an agent to the so-called “Holy Bloodline” and, along with approximately 500 Knight Templars, occupied in Nova Scotia (New Scotland) an agricultural settlement of possibly unbelievable importance during the late 1300’s. Bradley supports this claim with a study of early Maritime and North American maps that make reference to a certain “refuge” in the vicinity of Mahone Bay and that, rather cryptically, spell out sentences or secret messages.

I glimpsed a shred of understanding when I read about The Last Man Who Knew Everything, a forgotten polymath, a major figure of his century in science, who flowered moments before the scythe of reason mowed down the fantastical’ a wonderful blog by the erudite David Tiley.

I believe that the ‘one who has been professionally trained in the art of espresso preparation’ has unknowingly (or perhaps if I have seriously underestimated his powers of synthesis, very cleverly,) made the connection between Da Vinci’s Code and Telluric Currents.

The vast array of energetic anomalies of early telegraphic and telephonic systems caused the empirical engineers of the mid-1800s to lean favorably toward the non-electric earth-energy theories of Fr. Athanasus Kirchner, because his theories could explain and qualify the observed anomalies, while normal electrical theory could not.

Through a mysterious lost “masonic” architectural science, the Victorians were able to engage the powerful energies of the Telluric Current to cause alterations and upliftments of Consciousness to be experienced by the privileged individuals who had access to these sites, many of which are now included in the foundations of European churches and abbeys.

These practices appear to have originated with the Knights Templar, not their stone-mason servants. Templar architectural science employed very specific ground placements and architectural alignments. The Templars required of the stone-masons, specially selected “harmonic” geometries and the construction of mathematically-proportioned stone-chamber volumes. The Cathedral system produced by the Knights Templar had little to do with the mere exercise of military government of national regions. These constructions also exceeded the purpose of being merely mirrored-light communications towers. Templar constructions were also not reflections of some Kabbalistic system, designed to remind some of some mystical codifications. The Cathedral system was a potent energetic system, designed exclusively to take advantage of specific upwellings of Telluric currents, with the transmutation of Earth and the human Consciousness, being the ultimate goals.

These magical forces are further explained in Foucault’s Pendulum:. Umberto Eco’s novel, the second expedition into the form by the Italian scholar and acclaimed author of The Name of the Rose.

…. in their research for a book entitled The History of Metals, advertise for manuscripts about the diabolical histories of secret societies…… They decide as a game to feed all the hermetic plots that ever were into their computer. The results go beyond even paranoid fantasy: the unexplained phenomena of history, they find, can be fitted into a single, cosmic plan that embraces opposites, provide better interpretations than orthodox history has of certain past events, and reveals the greatest secret of history. What every major society of Europe, from the thirteenth century onward, has wanted – Templars, Rosicrucians, Masons, Jesuits, even Nazis, we discover – is control of the Earth’s telluric currents, the psychic forces which control the land, seas, and skies.

The pre-Celts built Stonehenge; the Gothics erected immense cathedral spires; Eiffel contrived his tower. Why? “What need did Paris have of this useless monument? It’s the celestial probe, the antenna that collects information from every hermetic valve stuck into the planet’s crust!” This, the ultimate conspiracy, synthesizes all possible conspiracies – though the list is so comprehensive one wonders precisely who they’re plotting against. No matter. A plot is a structure, a semiotic fabrication. Umberto Eco is a professor of semiotics, a grand master of codes, signs, and hidden meanings.

QED, All things can now be explained. One simply needs to know where to look to find translations of Arabic texts and ‘lost’ maps. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have unfettered access to the Vatican libraries !

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Geoff Honnor
Geoff Honnor
2024 years ago

Wayne, President Hu Jintao announced that the Chinese discovered Australia, to a somewhat startled House of Reps, when he visited Canberra.

David Tiley
2024 years ago

Wayne, that was wonderful, flight of fancy and pisstake at the same time.

I didn’t know about the Telluric currents. I am actually not erudite at all – just very alert to random bits on the net which lead me into terrific characters.

The really erudite person from Melbourne is Laputan Logic. Why he is not a blog-god is a mystery to me.

2024 years ago

Have just finished reading 1421. A good read, well explained and believable.

2024 years ago

1421 is a step up from Holy Blood, Holy Grail and many steps up from certain dossiers on Iraq released by the British government. Fortunately, in this age of rationality, we are not influenced at all by such inventive texts.

2024 years ago

The biggest failure, I think, of Gavin Woods theory is that he credits the Chinese in their massive junks with exploring and discovering virtually the entire globe, including Austalia and America. Yet never once do these intrepid Chinese travellers stop in for a short visit to Europe, where they might possibly have had their arrival recorded for the history books, and given Menzies improbable claims some credence.

James Farrell
James Farrell
2024 years ago

Europe is harder to reach by boat from China than any other populated continent. But according to Menzies they did make it to Iceland!

For anyone who’s unlikely to read the book,

it’s enticingly summarised here:

and debunked here:

and here:

still working it out
still working it out
2024 years ago

Both those debunkings are incredibly weak. They sound like they are repeating each other as well. Peter Gordon from the the Asian review of books cannot make up his mind as to whether it did not happen, or whether it did happen but does not matter.

Professor T H Barrett spends half his debunking explaining that because China was building a new capitol and had some border problems the Chinese could not have sailed around the globe. WTF???

Both make the mistake of saying that inaccuracies or alternative explainations for some remarable facts revealed in the book negate its entire premise.

Most importantly, neither even dare to directly take on the stronger evidence in favour of the Chinese voyages.

If this is the best debunking out there, then Menzies is on very strong ground.

Jan Michael Vincent
Jan Michael Vincent
2024 years ago

I have followed the 1421 story with interest, and you can see that they did indeed visit Europe. Have a look at this link: