About Hellmantle of Normandy's
meeting at Jack Grossetests's place
with D'Aqs and Catharine the
artist from Sagada
Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong,
boots were still muddy from the trip in Vietnam but he didn't seem to notice as
a puddle of dried dirt grew on the floor below him.
what can we deduce from the trips son?" asked Jack Grosseteste, sipping a large
mug of Jasmine tea. D'Aqs, cheeks ruddy and holding Catharine's hand, mulled.
suppose we could deduce most Europeans are lost Israelites and because of that
we used to practice the laws of the Torah, like not eating pork and not working
on the Sabbath, which should be Saturday. And we could deduce we used to speak
Hebrew before we lost our fidelity to our Hebrew ways when living in the
Caucusus." He stroked his full-grown brown beard and spoke thus:
now I can understand Hellmantle's interest in the Lost Tribes and the
importance of chivalry." Hellmantle's akwardly glanced at Catharine and bowed
am yours, M'Lady."
I can deduce why the Vatican hid Jude Thomas from being Jesus' twin brother. It
would be too difficult to rationalize two Sons of God."
if they hadn't voted that into existence at the Council of Nicea then maybe
they might have included it." Hellmantle and his uncle enjoyed the thick blue
smoke from their cigars after the meal, Hellmantle smoking with zeal and
nodding after every puff.
point Hellmantle," replied D'Aqs, having learned the best way to keep
Hellmantle happy was to acknowledge every hit he made to the canon of Jesus'
can see how Saul-Paul's efforts to promote early Christianity went to distance
it on the more important aspects of Jesus' Mission, and how the New Testament
could have been...been better put together, if they had for example included the
Gospel of Thomas and the Gospel of Mary." Catharine the painter squeezed her
fiances hand, smile with a flush of rose hue
could further deduce that descendents of the bloodline of Jesus would want to
keep that knowledge alive but also wonder why the Papacy would have, at some
point in history, embraced the bloodline and installed a Merovingian as Pope?
Thereby truly having a kingship on Earth." Nods from his father, proud behind
lot of work, rescinding the virgin birth and there was already bad blood after
in that way it's unfortunate how events truly unfolded." When D'Aqs said truly
he looked meaningfully at his cousin, lips still chapped from India.
an objective observer can deduce I think mainly from those two passages after
the crucifixion when Jesus tells his disciples he's hungry that Jesus acted out
the martyering to fulfill the prophecies of the Messiah, aone who would have to
be of the Royal Line, which Jesus was from."
I think for me and how I want all this other information to affect the way I
see Christianity now is how all of this gives more understanding why there was
a Protestant Reformation, since I cannot believe that the religious men in
Britain knew about Tara and the red rampant lion through Jeremiah, which is
really a beautiful piece of literature in history." Nodded at Hellmantle, a
ring of red wine stained around the ends of his upper lip.
from deducing from the factual data we know as brothers of the Blonde
Acquitaine and students interested in history, it is plain to see the logic how
the Ten Lost Tribes came to be known as the Ten Lost Tribes after nearly a
thousand years living in southern Russia in mild servitude to a foreign
culture, prized booty from their exploits in Palestine. Ways of the Hebrew laws
are forgotten and the White Scythians assume new identities as Celts,
Scandinavians, Gauls, Franks and Saxons. And by virture of having the unicorn
as one of the two big symbols on the British coat-of-arms, it's a confirmation
of the uniting of the unicorn House of Israel and the Lion House of Judah."
in this age of the Internet and information exchange," said Catharine, happy to
be part of the family, "now is the time this real histoire is known to the
Fair Lass," said Hellmantle, still not sure if his woman Catharine was
holding D'Aqs' hand as a show of selflessness to him, or whether the rumor he
had heard of their engagement was to allow him to be uninfringed by marital
duties so he could continue to go forth and contribute to the emerging canon.
D'Aqs gave his cousin a penetrating look to try to confirm Catharine was his
fiance and not his fair lass, but Hellmantle took it as a cue for him to let
out his gunny bag of deductions since he was the hero of the sally.
might be able to deduce from the empirical data thus far tabulated that in due
course most of the world will become followers of the Koran, not as Muslims per
se but as Israelites returning to the fold of the untainted message, but in the
same vein of deduction that these Israelite followers of the Koran would also
adhere to the first five books of the Old Testament and follow the laws
proscribed to them through Moses. With a caveat that the Merovingian beliefs would
be welcomed into this new uniting canon of this inclusive religion. The end
result is a truer representation of God's message."
tall order nephew. Already fissures exist between these peoples that might not
heal. Historical inertia comes into play."
with the historical inertia piece uncle Grosjean, but what is the other
alternative? Create yet another religion? Sure, I am great and have many
abilities as a Merovingian however being a Prpohet might be a tad out of my
league!" Jack Grosseteste's laughter boomed.
to hear you say that Hellmantle. Good to hear."
I would concur with Hellmantle that by selecting the parts of the aggregate
canon in existence a true follower of the one God can be achieved. I do need to
open the Koran that you gave me last week. My knowledge in that area is weak."
we as a collective people can be open minded." D'Aqs reached for the box of
cigars on the table and lit one.
I might recite a passge Ramal said to us in India." Swiftly he pulled out the
Koran Ramal had given him from the inside pocket of his motorcycle jacket,
which he wore compaining the air-conditioning was too high. "And remember, we
are known in the Koran as the People of the Book. And since they both
mean the same thing, I prefer using the word God for Allah, with
respect." And Hellmantle spoke thus:
Many from the People of the
Book wish they could turn you (believers) back to disbelief after you have
believed, From selfish envy, (even) after the Truth has become clear to them:
But forgive and overlook till God completes His purpose; Indeed, God has power
over all things...
they say: "None shall enter Paradise unless he is a Jew or a Christian." Those
are (only) their vain or empty wishes. Say to them: "Bring your proof if you
The Jews says: "The
Christians have nothing firm to stand upon;" And the Christians say: "The Jews
have nothing firm to stand upon." Yet they (both they say) read the (same)
Book. Like the words they say they do not know what they say; But God will
judge between them in their dispute on the Day of Judgment...
to God belong the East and the West: Wherever you turn, there is the Face (the
Divine Countenance and Presence) of God. For God is All Pervading, All Knowing.
O Children of Israel!
Remember the special favor which I bestowed upon you, and that I preferred you
to all others (for My Message).
Lord! Send among them a messenger of their own, who shall rehearse Your Signs
to them and instruct them in the Scripture and Wisdom, (cleanse) and provide
relief for them: Truly, You are the Almighty, the All Wise."
And who turns away from the
religion of Ibrahim (Abraham), except those who injure their souls with folly?
Him (Abrahim)! We chose and rendered pure in this world: And in the Hereafter,
he will be in the ranks of the righteous.
Listen! His Lord said to
him: "Bow (to Me):" He (Ibrahim) said: "I bow (to You) the Lord and Cherisher
of the Universe."
this was the story that Ibrahim (Abraham) left to his sons, and so did Yŕqoub (Jacob);
"Oh my sons! God has chosen the Faith for you: Then do not die except in the
Faith of God."
were you witness when death appeared before Jacob (Jacob)? "Loo", he said to
his sons: "What will you worship after me?" They said: "We shall worship your
God and the God of your fathers- Of Ibrahim (Abraham), Ismail (Ishmael), and
Isháq (Isaac), the One (True) God: To Him we bow."
were a people that have passed away. They shall reap the fruit of what they
did. But about their merits, there is no question in their case!
And they said: "Become Jews
or Christians, if you would be guided (to salvation)." You say (to them): "No!
(I would rather follow) the religion of Ibrahim (Abraham), the true, and he
joined not gods with Allah."
You say (to them): "We
believe in God, and the revelation given to us, and to Ibrahim (Abraham),
Ismail (Ishmael), Isháq (Isaac), Yŕqoub (Jacob), and the Tribes, and that given
to Musa (Moses) and Isa (Jesus), and that given to (all) prophets from their
Lord: We make no difference between one and another of them and we bow to God
Say (to them): "Will you
dispute with us about God, (after) seeing that He is our Lord and your Lord;
That we are responsible for our doings and for yours; And that we are sincere
(in our faith) to Him?
"Or do you say that Ibrahim
(Abraham, Ismail (Ishmael), Isháq (Isaac), Yŕqoub (Jacob), and the Tribes, were
Jews or Christians?" Say (to them): "Do you know better than God?" Oh! Who is
more unjust than those who hide the evidence they have from God? But God is not
unaware of what you do!
The foolish ones among the
men, will say: "What has turned them (the believers) away from their direction
of prayers that they were used to praying?" Say: "To God belong both the East
and West: He guides whom He will to the Straight Path."
Hellmantle placed the Koran
on the mantlepiece with gravitas. "It's all there in plain English. Join
forces. There's no wisdom in bipartisan thinking when speaking of God. Allah is
our God too. Simply read His untainted Message."
feels for us. We've lost our Abramic past," D'Aqs poised beside his soon-to-be
the Untainted Biggie." Catharine the artist couldn't suppress her
laughter at Hellmantle's nonchalnt delivery. "From the Biggie."
Jack Grosseteste raised his glass and said:
the Untainted Biggie!" For a
moment D'Aqs thought he had heard Hellmantle slip: "To the Untainted Bugger!"
The faint hue of red bespoke a noted miscue under the divine eye of God. Under
Hellmantle's breath came the corrected words for the toast, and then "With
respect." Clearly a believer the God of Abraham (Ibrahim) and one of the Nine
Worthies of Truth, the others Hellmantle determined to be: Abraham, Isaac,
Jacob, Ishmael, Moses, Jesus, Mohammed, Hughes de Payens and Hellmantle of
Normandy. It was a great world he lived in.
Here the author must end the
tale for there is nothing more to say. If Gods look out for saints and fools,
then the Great Hellmantle, pious and plucky, eccentric yet sincere and never
with any guile, had gone to extremes to expose another possibility in the story
of history and perhaps a truth that Jesus lived and died with his identical
twin brother Didymus "Jude" Thomas in northern India. It doesn't change the
beauty and pure strength of the Gospels; it only sheds more light on the life
of the man who defined a millennium and brought the Ten Lost Tribes of the
House of Israel together again with the House of Judah and with the entire
world. It is not so much what he did that matters; it's whether we found little
gaps of insight into the explorer's mind where time pauses for sweat and will
and yet where so few go. It is an achievement and a cause. The deeper the truth
goes, the wider the uncrossable moat between man and man becomes. In the words
of the Man from Normandy: "It is an accepted cost for one who wants ones life
to be worthy of his time and to become a deep-sea diver in an ocean of shallow
of all, for all his faults Hellmantle was original. And perhaps that's why all
this came to be. He chose the motorcycle as a means of exploring and as a pen
of illustration. It is simply the best means for the truest and the toughest.
And that I, D'Aqs Grosseteste, writer of this actual acount, leave it to you,
the reader, to determine the extremism of his purpose, for surely no man has
attempted such a feat in such a short time and in such a manner. The haze by
the bury creek takes on the wind of God, wrinkles into a loneliness of being,
where the others' eyes never asks the question so the story is never told. He
would cross a country over the mountaintops on his motorcycle and come back on
the same day and never mention it unless asked. This is the philosopher's
mystery. This is the Great Quiet of those few men who, through the sheer
mileage of the true seeker, dismember themselves from the tribe of the