Where do we start when looking for answers to our existence? This question has always been shrouded in mystery and intrigue. The use of science and anthropological resources have not yet given us the full answers to the questions posed. Questions such as: How old is mankind? Where did our species come from and how did our first cultures begin? Naturally we want to be close to primitive man, to know what he knew, to relate to that story, of how he came to be the modern men and women that we are today. We want to find in ourselves that same mystery and illuminating ability to move forward, without fear, into that which is unknown. We want to be the torch bearers of our story.

   Historians and "evolution" scientists have formed a basic time-line with Homo sapiens as the key figure, this time chart starts with the lives of the first Genus, Homo Genus. These early men that evolutionist say were very closely related to apes, lived in caves, having very limited survival skills, it appears however that these "cave" men over a period of time through personal experiences and natural adaptation became the archetype for the first man of recorded history. The constant debate between evolution theory and creationism has all but divided us from finding the answers to the most important questions. By dividing us we only create more unanswered questions. "The discovery of truth is prevented more effectively, not by the false appearance things present and which mislead into error, not directly by weakness of the reasoning powers, but by preconceived opinion, by prejudice." - Philosopher: Arthur Schopenhauer.

   The official "story" is always being changed and altered due to new data and discoveries. Many believe mankind to be much older than what modern history accepts and it is worthy to note that the starting point of the time scale has only moved backwards in time. We are finding out that we are much older than originally speculated. There are many ancient artifacts and new volumes of data that seem to get purposely left out of recorded history. Sometimes they are excluded because they don’t fit the accepted time-line. Other times we might ask if they were left out to deceive? These kinds of discoveries have been called esoteric archeology, they include unexplained phenomenons such as technology that doesn't fit the correct era, records left by primitive people that possess advanced knowledge and use of astronomy, long before the invention of instruments and telescopes. 

   That all brings us to the next question: at what point did we become intellectual creatures? What great events in human evolution turned us from cavemen, into Homo sapiens (from Latin meaning "wise men.") History uses several methods for measuring time, date assignments, scales of time and motion, and there is no doubt to me that the system currently used has been manipulated. There are just too many questions surrounding mankind and how we achieved intelligence at such a rapid rate. If it took man almost a million years to figure out he could chip away at stones, 50,000 more years before he used the stones as tools to shape his world, add on to that 40,000 to 50,000 more years before he was able to use stone and metal tools for agriculture, creating the flint ax, stone plow, how then less then 10,000 years later do we go from domesticating animals to using hand held computers, decommissioning space ships, and creating artificial intelligences? The time scale just doesn't add up for this kind of advancement in human social development. 

   The light of the world has always been the supreme symbol of knowledge and truth. So in order to understand symbolism in its truest form we must shed light on the subject. The solar world is an occult world with many mysteries and ancient rites. Layers upon layers of psychological interpretation have buried themselves into our unconscious minds surrounding the light and the sun. Just as light has become embedded into our memory of what is good, so too has darkness been imprinted as the adversary and polar opposite. When the sun set on primitive man, he hid from the darkness. Taking refuge where he could, in caves, in structures he built, he waited there in his safe place until sunlight touched his face again. The night was a dangerous thing, bringing predators of all kinds, and many other unseen threats. Every night to these men must have been like the last night on earth.


Symbolic Jurisprudence Vol. 1. Written by Chad Fox.

Chad Fox is an author from Austin, Texas. He is a researcher and musician that has spent many hours and days in the research of comparative religion. Symbolic Jurisprudence Vol. 1, is the first book of a two book series outlining his research in this area. The book will be released TBA. Both books raise important questions about the connection between primitive religions and modern symbols.