3.9 – ALIENS & DEADLY WEAPONS (9.22.11)

LEGENDARY SWORDS [10c]

Japan. 700 AD. Here, according to legend, the sword smith, Amakuni, and his son, Amakura, sealed themselves away in their blacksmith shop in an effort to forge the perfect weapon. For seven days and seven nights, they prayed to the Shinto gods to guide them. 31 days later, they emerged from their isolation with a curved, single-edged sword resembling no blade ever made before.

“At that time, the swords that they used were these double edged, Chinese designed clunky, heavy, unwieldy swords. And Amakuni started reestablishing and learning everything that he knew about metallurgy and after about a month, finally emerged from his forge, and had this single edge blade with a curvature to it. Every swordsmith in the area ridiculed him. Everybody laughed at him. They thought he was ridiculous, that he didn’t know what he was doing. ‘That’s not the way you do it.’ Well, the next time the emperor went off into battle. When he came back, Amakuni stood on his front porch, and he started counting the blades: Two, ten, 15, 20, 100, 200 blades – none of them were broken. And the emperor praised him and said, “you are the greatest swordsmith ever.” Ever since then, they have followed that design.”

Rafael Kosche (Asian Sword Expert)

But what was the secret behind Amakuni’s radical new design? And what – or who —inspired him to deviate from the one that had been used for more than 1,000 years? Was he simply ahead of his time? Or could he really have received otherworldly guidance during the seven days and nights he and his son prayed to the Shinto gods?

“The history of the Japanese sword is a long and varied history all the way back to mythological beliefs that Omikami, the sun goddess, gave her grandson a sword when she sent him down to rule over the earth.”

Rafael Kosche (Asian Sword Expert)

According to the beliefs of the samurai, higher beings called Kami began human life. But in order for humans to experience the divine nature of the Kami, they must undergo purification rituals, which were always performed when making a new blade.

“Before you even begin, you bathe yourself, and you put on clean clothes. All your assistants give prayers, and they solicit the help from the gods. And, in fact, there are sword smiths that will actually chant as they’re hammering on the blade. Because every hammer, as it compacts the metal, is also including their chant into it.”

Rafael Kosche (Asian Sword Expert)

Could the swordmaker, Amakuni, and his son, Amakura, have actually come in contact with the Kami? And might these Buddhist gods have come not from a spiritual realm, but from an extraterrestrial one, as Ancient Astronaut Theorists believe? Might alien beings have chosen Amakuni, the greatest sword maker of his time, to hold the knowledge of this new technology?

“When you give certain very powerful objects to people, you need to have extremely intelligent people to use them. And so what we find everywhere is that even if the gods had given the most extraordinary machine including fire or any other kind of technology you would have to have someone able to operate it a highly trained human being.”

– Philip Coppens
(Author, The Ancient Alien Question),
(The Lost Civilization Enigma)

Another example of Amakuni’s work – the Kogarasu Maru blade, the most legendary sword in Japanese history – resides in the Japanese imperial collection. But modern scholars and scientists have had difficulty in figuring out the secret to its amazing strength.

“The famous stories are always, of course, the Japanese steel used for the samurai blade. It’s been very hard to reproduce because some of these processes can be incredibly sensitive to the exact detail of the temperature. Some of its features are just its flexibility and the way they fold it over and over, and its incredible strength and its resistance to oxidation, which is what you really need to keep something sharp.”

Michael Dennin, Ph.D.
(Physicist/Prof. of Physics & Astronomy, UC Irvine)

Could the fact that modern sword makers have been unable to achieve the same quality as Amakuni’s blades be further evidence that he was trained by a more advanced race of beings? And might these ancient swords have held some technology we have yet to discover?

“In Shingon Buddhism, the sword has a life of its own. It’s not that the samurai selects the blade. Is the samurai, more appropriately, good enough for the blade? Does the blade choose him?”

Rafael Kosche (Asian Sword Expert)

Is the philosophy of Shingon Buddhism – that the blade chooses its owner – simply an example of  early humans’ tendency to project spiritual consciousness onto inanimate objects? Or might ancient swordsmiths like Amakuni really have possessed some otherworldly knowledge? A knowledge that swords, like other deadly weapons, come not from man, but from a divine or extraterrestrial origin? According to legend one such sword may have existed in 15th-century France – the sword of Joan of Arc.

“When Joan of Arc was arrested and brought to what we now know of as her condemnation trial, her inquisitors were determined to get information about her sword. Her inquisitors were obsessed about finding out about her sword and that is because Joan of Arc sword was reputed to have legendary power, divine power. Joan claimed that her voices, her angelic voices, led her to this sword.”

– Kathleen McGowan Coppens (Author/Researcher),
(Author, The Expected One), (The Source of Miracles),
(The Book of Love)

“She said to have found it, as it was, hidden behind an altar dedicated to Saint Catherine de Fierbois. It is said that the sword itself was forged by the archangel Saint Michael and that whoever possessed it was invincible.”

– Philip Coppens
(Author, The Ancient Alien Question),
(The Lost Civilization Enigma)

“And that was certainly true when Joan wielded this sword, carried it with her into the Battle of Orleans. Which was the decisive battle, which allowed them to put King Charles VII on the throne of France.”

– Kathleen McGowan Coppens (Author/Researcher),
(Author, The Expected One), (The Source of Miracles),
(The Book of Love)

Could Joan of Arc really have been given her invincible sword by extraterrestrials who had an interest in the future of France? Ancient Astronaut Theorists believe such a thing is not only possible, but likely. And they point to the legendary story of King Arthur as evidence of their claim.

“King Arthur had two swords. The Sword in the Stone, that showed that he was to be king is one sword.”

David Childress (Author, Technology of the Gods)

“When I hear a story about this magnificent sword that’s encased in the stone with only the handle sticking out and only King Arthur has the capability to pull it out well, then I start thinking of some type of biometric security system. Where today we now have guns, that can only be fired if the handle recognizes your fingerprint. Is it possible that the sword in the stone was calibrated specifically to King Arthur’s biometrics? I think yes. I know it sounds crazy, but we’re merely saying that what today is being discovered is a rediscovery of what already took place thousands of years ago.”

– Giorgio A. Tsoukalos
(Publisher, Legendary Times Magazine)

According to the stories of King Arthur, the sword that he is said to have pulled from the stone was never used in battle. His weapon was the legendary Excalibur.

“The Excalibur sword came to him from the Lady in the Lake, where a hand came up and handed him a magical sword. And according to the ancient chronicles, this sword shone with the light of 30 suns and blinded his enemies.”

David Childress (Author, Technology of the Gods)

“This sword of King Arthur was said to have radiated lightning and energy when he fought against monsters. So, we have swords as magical objects that here also is the suspicion that a misunderstood technology could exist.”

Peter Fiebag (Author, The Eternity Machine)

Although historians still debate whether the stories of King Arthur have a basis in fact, in 1998, archaeologists found a 6th-century piece of slate inscribed with his name at his reputed birthplace – Tintagel, England. But if King Arthur really existed, might the legends of his incredible swords also be true? And, if so, might that suggest that extraterrestrial visitors did in fact provide humans with weapons not of this world? Perhaps the answer can be found in ancient Rome and by examining a legendary battle, one involving a much-witnessed phenomenon in the sky.

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