Friday, 22 March 2013

Aryan Migration Theory

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It wasn't until I seriously started to research the Aryan Migration Theory that I believed it to be done and dusted, and consigned to the waste bin of rotten ideas long debunked. Indeed, a quick search on the internet and you'll find things like the collapse of the AMT, the death of the AMT myth, and the final nail in the coffin of the AMT. This is all over the place, and one would think on initial impact that this was the case, and vastly agreed upon. Well, I have taken up serious study, from both sides of the argument, and I have to say that is is far from the case. I would go as far as to say that the complete opposite is true. Just as shouting the term 'racist', or 'Nazi' at someone has become synonymous with those that would rather resort to violence and childish name-calling than engaging in serious debate in a respectful and constructive manner, it is the last line of defence for those without an argument or the ability to converse in a civil way. Indeed, I have come to believe that, as Mark Twain once said, "A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes." and in much the same way the anti-AMT camp are spouting the loudest for much the same reason. The AMT is dead, debunked, rotten, racist, etc. The truth is that they are doing so because the actual theories they have are so remarkably weak that the best and pretty much only course of action they have is to do this rather than offer up anything remotely credible, in the hope that if more mud is thrown, it is more likely to stick. It is today said that the British are still promoting the AMT theory out of colonial and racist beliefs. Maybe that was part of the reason long ago (I do not necessarily believe that), but it is certainly no the case today. Western countries are the most cowardly, politically correct, and liberal out there that they bend over backwards in the hope they are not accused of something that would 'offend' someone. So that really doesn't wash. It has far more to so with political and nationalist agendas. Simply because you keep on repeating something to be true when in reality isn't, doesn't make it so.

“Notwithstanding the internal social and political reasons for the clash between recent Indian historiography (now often termed 'Marxist') and the new wave of revisionist and nationalistic writing that culminates in the "Out of India Theory", it is its very emergence and relative popularity, as late as two generations after Indian independence, that must surprise. The 'revisionist project' certainly is not guided by the principles of critical theory but takes, time and again, recourse to pre-enlightenment beliefs in the authority of traditional religious texts such as the purANas. In the end, it belongs, as has been pointed out earlier, to a different 'discourse' than that of historical and critical scholarship. In other words, it continues the writing of religious literature, under a contemporary, outwardly 'scientific' guise. Though the ones pursuing this project use dialectic methods quite effectively, they frequently also turn traditional Indian discussion methods and scholastic tricks to their advantage... The revisionist and autochthonous project, then, should not be regarded as scholarly in the usual post-enlightenment sense of the word, but as an apologetic, ultimately religious undertaking aiming at proving the 'truth' of traditional texts and beliefs. Worse, it is, in many cases, not even scholastic scholarship at all but a political undertaking aiming at 'rewriting' history out of national pride or for the purpose of 'nation building'.” (Prof. Michael Witzel, Harvard University, 'Autochthonous Aryans.' Alternative link here.)

  Decide for yourself...

BBC: Aryan Migration Theory by historian Michael wood

The above video segment is from episode one of The Story of India documentary by the BBC. The FULL documentary can be downloaded via torrent here.

In addition to the above documentary, Michael Wood also wrote a book on the subject.

MOST MPORTANTLY, Michael Wood answered questions regarding the Aryan Migration Theory after the documentary was produced. His responses to questions can be found HERE. However, I have linked the most relevant questions and answers below:

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Michael Wood interview


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Professor Hans Hock on the Aryan Migration Theory.

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[Below] "We have just uploaded the full episode of the BBC Radio 3 broadcast, Tracking The Aryans, that was broadcast on September 9th 2010 . On youtube you can get a 9 minute version which cuts off but with a 48 introduction by Bettany Hughes that wasn't on the original broadcast. We also found the full show online (45 minutes) so decided to splice the 48 second intro with the full programme. To our knowledge this is the best, and only, full version with additional intro. Note, the actual radio broadcast (after the 48 second intro) starts abruptly with a radio host introducing the show, this is how the only online MP3 version available starts so was not part of our editing but we have spliced them together with the best of our ability, and the result is both separate versions together as if you were watching them separately. See description on video for more details. Enjoy."




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HIGHLY RECOMMENDED articles on the Aryan Migration Theory.

More Out of India Madness - MARCH 6, 2011
"The Indo-Aryan Invasion Debate: The Logic of the Response." Proceedings from the 10th Annual Indo-European Conference at UCLA. Monograph Series 32 (1998): 205-228.
The Aryans of Asia - MARCH 27, 2011
More Lies of the Hindus - MARCH 26, 2011
The Peopling of India - JUNE 8, 2009



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The below four pages are taken from volume one of a four volume set.
The title of this volume is 'Awakening: The Rise of Western Civilization'.







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Western scholars have argued that Indian civilization was the joint product of an invading Indo-European people--the "Indo-Aryans"--and indigenous non-Indo European peoples. Although Indian scholars reject this European reconstruction of their country's history, Western scholarship gives little heed to their argument. In this book, Edwin Bryant explores the nature and origins of this fascinating debate.












For the first time in a single volume, this book presents the various arguments in the Indo-Aryan controversy. It also provides a template for the basic issues addressing four major areas: archaeological research, linguistic issues, the interpretation of Vedic texts in their historical contexts, and ideological roots. The volume ends with a plea for a return to civility in the debates which have become increasingly, and unproductively, politicized, and suggests a program of research and inquiry upon which scholars from all sides of the debate might embark.








Part of the prestigious Debate series, this book brings together aa selection of pioneering essays. The introduction spells out the extremely topical Aryan debate. The central question behind this selection is, did the Sanskrit-speaking Aryans enter India from the Northwest in 1500 BC, or were they indigenous to India and identical with the people who inhabited the Indus Valley between 2800 - 1500. BC.











Roughly half the world's population speaks languages derived from a shared linguistic source known as Proto-Indo-European. But who were the early speakers of this ancient mother tongue, and how did they manage to spread it around the globe? Until now their identity has remained a tantalizing mystery to linguists, archaeologists, and even Nazis seeking the roots of the Aryan race.The Horse, the Wheel, and Language lifts the veil that has long shrouded these original Indo-European speakers, and reveals how their domestication of horses and use of the wheel spread language and transformed civilization.
Linking prehistoric archaeological remains with the development of language, David Anthony identifies the prehistoric peoples of central Eurasia's steppe grasslands as the original speakers of Proto-Indo-European, and shows how their innovative use of the ox wagon, horseback riding, and the warrior's chariot turned the Eurasian steppes into a thriving transcontinental corridor of communication, commerce, and cultural exchange. He explains how they spread their traditions and gave rise to important advances in copper mining, warfare, and patron-client political institutions, thereby ushering in an era of vibrant social change. Anthony also describes his fascinating discovery of how the wear from bits on ancient horse teeth reveals the origins of horseback riding.
The Horse, the Wheel, and Language solves a puzzle that has vexed scholars for two centuries--the source of the Indo-European languages and English--and recovers a magnificent and influential civilization from the past.


Bal Gangadhar Tilak: Arctic Home in theVedas and Orion

The idea of a lost ancient civilization located at the North Pole at a time when its climate was friendlier to human habitation is suggested in many of the world's oldest myths and sacred scriptures. Drawing upon his vast knowledge of the Hindu Vedas and the Zoroastrian Avesta, Tilak makes a painstakingly detailed analysis of the texts and compares them with the geological, astronomical and archaeological evidence to show the plausibility of the Arctic having been the primordial cradle of the Aryan race before changing conditions forced the Aryans southward into present-day Europe, Iran and India. Although this theory has never gained widespread acceptance among mainstream scholars since it was first published in 1903, Tilak has made a compelling case which is not easily refuted.

Bal Gangadhar Tilak (1856-1920), who was given the honorary title Lokmanya ("chosen leader of the people"), was one of the fathers of India's independence movement in opposition to British colonial rule. He was imprisoned several times for his vocal advocacy of violent revolt against the colonial authorities on the basis of Vedic scripture. His time in prison gave him time to work on his more scholarly projects, such as the present book. Although he did not live to see the ultimate victory of the movement he had helped to establish, he is widely acknowledged as having been one of the main driving forces behind it due to his influence on Gandhi and the other leaders who saw his mission through to its end in 1947. 


In Search of the Indo-Europeans: Language, Archaeology and Myth by J.P. Mallory

















 The Aryans by V. Gordon Childe


















The Origin of the Aryans by Isaac Taylor

 Contents here.

A fine overview of early European racial anthropology, first published in a time before political correctness and leftist hatred suppressed the science.

Taylor, the Canon of York, provides a comprehensive summary of the vexed issue of the origins of the Indo-European peoples.

He points out that there is no “Aryan race” per se, but rather a collection of Aryan languages—and shows that language alone cannot be a final indicator of racial origins.

Taylor’s book was the first major English-language work to reject the Ex oriente lux theory of Indo-European origins in favor of a birthplace in southern Russia.

Using a thorough evaluation of cranial, archaeological and cultural evidence, he presents his conclusion.

Often attacked and dismissed by contemporaries, modern DNA has proven many of Taylor’s theories to be completely accurate.

Isaac Taylor (1829–1901) was a philologist, toponymist, and Anglican canon of York, England, from 1885 until his death. He specialised in ancient history and his studies of the origin of European peoples. His major archaeological and philological studies were Words and Places (1864), Etruscan Researches (1874), The Alphabet (1883), Greeks and Goths (1879), and The Origin of the Aryans (1880).


The Religious Attitudes of the Indo-Europeans by Hans F.K. Günther

Leading pre-war racial scientist Hans F.K. Günther provides an insightful overview of the religion of pre-Christian Indo-European peoples from India to Iceland.

Through a comparison of the basic values, teachings, practices and holy books, he identifies to commonalities which underpinned all those religions, and then juxtaposes them against Christianity.

Included in this broad scope is an analysis of the Indian, Persian, Sacaean, Armenian, Slavic and Baltic languages, and of the Greek, Italian, Celtic and Teutonic dialects.

He concludes that it is possible to determine a common or primal Indo-European language, approximating to the latter part of the early Stone Age.

In the same way, through an examination of the laws and legal customs of the different Indo-European languages, he also reveals a primal Indo-European attitude towards law and social structure.

Finally, a comparison of the different Indo-European religious forms reveals that the weltanschauung of the Indo-European folk are the product of their nature and are a distinctive behavioral trait of those people.

This work also points out the cultural decay which would result from Europe moving away from this rich tradition and racial background:

“There is no possible hope, under these circumstances, that the great spiritual and religious heights which were reached by the Indo-Europeans living between Europe and India at various times from the Bronze Age up to the nineteenth century will ever be matched again.

“For a world culture such as progressives seek to construct, an elevation of the spirit above and beyond the entertainment needs of the masses — above Jazz and Negro rhythm — is no longer to be hoped for, since what Europeans and North Americans have to offer today to the ‘undeveloped’ peoples (who, however, should have been able to utilise the 10,000 to 20,000 years which have passed since the end of the Old Stone Age for their own development), is nothing more than the spiritually vacuous ‘culture’ of a welfare state governed by a hundred soulless authorities.

“In such societies the Press, literature, radio, television and films and other media provide the masses with a controlled ‘tensioning’ and ‘de-tensioning’ by alternately playing up this or that belief or unbelief. With the further extinction of families capable of spiritual independence, and the further disappearance of talents, particularly amongst the peoples of North America and Europe capable of spiritual leadership, no alternative to the disappearance of the last remaining elements of the Indo- European peoples and their culture can be expected.”

Hans Friedrich Karl Günther (1891– 1968) was Germany’s pre-eminent racial scientist in the 1920s, and taught at the universities of Jena, Berlin, and Freiburg. He was appointed to the chair of racial theory at the University of Jena in May 1930 he was appointed to a new chair of racial theory at Jena.  In 1935 he became a professor at the University of Berlin, teaching race science, human biology and rural ethnography. From 1940 to 1945 he was professor at Albert Ludwigs University. He was arrested in 1945, and after three years detention, was released when no charges could be brought against him.

He remained active in the field of racial science after the war and produced several more books related to eugenics and racial betterment.

The Home of the Indo-Europeans: An Investigation Based on Language and History by Professor Harold H. Bender. 

Written by a professor of Indo-Germanic Philology in Princeton University, this masterpiece of detective work pieces together evidence from the study of language, geography, history and skeletal archaeology to establish the original homeland of the Indo-European people.

Professor Bender points out that while linguistic relationship is not itself sufficient proof of racial relationship, when combined with archaeological, historical and skeletal evidence, it can provide valuable indicators of common cultural ancestry.

His conclusion, after clinically researching the evidence for Asia and Europe, is that the original home of the Indo-Europeans of the “great plain of central and south-eastern Europe, which embraces, roughly, the present Poland, Lithuania, Ukraine, and Russia south and west of the Volga.”

From the introduction:

“It was early evident that the speakers of these languages of Europe and Asia were the heirs of a common culture and that their several dialects were the descendants of a prehistoric tongue, the so-called Indo-European, which was not identical with that of the Hebrews, the Babylonians, the Egyptians, or other ancient peoples.

“The Indo-Europeans emerge from the obscurity of antiquity as independent nations, scatted from the arctic circle to the equator and from the Atlantic Ocean to the Bay of Bengal . . . The Celts were not always in Britain, nor the Hellenes in Greece, nor the Hindus in India. They must all have been descended in some way from some localized prehistoric group of people who were united by a common speech and a common civilization.”

Cover illustration: A map of the Indo-European languages.

The Indo-Europeans: Their Origins and Achievements by Charles Morris. 

Contents here.

Originally published in 1888 under the title “The Aryans,” this book is a beautifully-written cultural history of the Indo-European peoples.

The author, a classical scholar, admitted early in the book that there was no “Aryan race” per se, but only a broad family of Indo-European language speakers who had a common origin at some distant point in the past.

As a result, this engrossing book covers all Indo-European speakers from Ireland through to Afghanistan, and everyone in-between. It includes an overview of the development of ancient Indo-European households, farming arrangements, legal systems, culture, religion, language and political development.

Read of the tales from the Rig-Vedas, their similarity to the Greek and Roman myths, and the parallels with the Norse Edda and even Cúchulainn in Ireland.

A treasure-trove of facts, myths and storytelling, ending with a prognosis of future racial development.
Written in a time of unparalleled European supremacy over the world, the author’s predictions have been completely reversed, but even in the confidence of his claims, is a lesson well worth learning: the futility of “white supremacy” and the understanding that the only path to racial preservation lies in separation, not rule over other races.

Cover image: The statues on Mount Nemrut, Turkey, first century B.C.


Original European Religions Volume I: The Rites of Old Europe 12,000—3,500 BC by E.O. James. 

Contents here.

DNA, history and archaeology have shown that the European people, or those of a close enough racial origin, have existed for around 40,000 years, of which Christianity has only been the dominant religion for less than one thousand.

This volume sketches out the belief systems, values and religions of the “Old Europeans” whose religious practices preceded those of the Indo-European culture.

It is of necessity scant, as no decipherable written records exist, and seemingly most oral traditions appear to have been wiped out. There are a large number of speculative works about pre-historic European religion, but the only proper understanding we can take from this time must come from the burial practices and buildings which remain from that time.

Original European Religions Volume IX: Asgard and the Norse Gods by Katherine F. Boult. 

Contents here.

DNA, history and archaeology have shown that the European people, or those of a close enough racial origin, have existed for around 40,000 years, of which Christianity has only been the dominant religion for less than one thousand.
This volume is a perfect introduction to the wonderful world of the Norse Gods by a master storyteller. Learn of the stories of the creation of the world, the adventures of the pantheon of Gods, as they were known, worshipped and feared by the Northern Europeans.
Find out how All-Father Odin lost his eye, how Thor came to his hammer, and how Loki spawned the beasts that helped bring about the Doom of the Gods and the fall of Asgard. Included in this majestic overview are the legends of the Volsung, Völund the Smith, the Nibelung (the Burgundians), the Rhine Gold, and the astonishing saga of Ragnar Lodbrog, the first of the great Vikings.
This is one of the most complete and satisfying overviews of the Norse beliefs ever published.
 
Original European Religions Volume X: Valhalla and European Traditions by Dr. W. Wägner. 

Contents here.

DNA, history and archaeology have shown that the European people, or those of a close enough racial origin, have existed for around 40,000 years, of which Christianity has only been the dominant religion for less than one thousand.

This volume reveals how much influence the Norse Gods have had upon High European culture. The author posits the major stories of the Norse Gods against later European tales and traditions, and shows how many of these stories are linked directly back to traditions inherited from the time of the earlier religion—including some mistakenly thought to be Christian in origin.

Read the most famous stories from the Norse Gods, and of how they directly influenced the legend of Holy Roman Emperor King Barbarossa; Vitellus, Roman Prefect of the lower Rhine; the Cheru sword; the slaying of Atilla the Hun; the legend of the Lorelei of the Rhine; the Rhine Gold; the origin of Yule, and much more.

The Racial Elements of European History by Hans F.K. Günther. 

Contents here.
This long-suppressed work by one of Germany’s foremost racial thinkers was first published in English in 1927. The author, an unabashed Nordicist, provides a remarkable oversight of the concept of race, defines five different European races and discusses their physical and mental characteristics.

He then discusses non-European racial influences in Europe, the effect of environment, inheritance and racial mixture, before moving into an outline of the distribution of these races.

The longest part of the book is taken up with a fascinating and referenced overview of European racial history, with a strong emphasis on the role played by the Nordic subgroup. Finally he looks at the future racial situation in Europe.

Although this book displays the Nordicist sentiment so common at the time, it contains many eye-opening revelations and theories, including the claim that the original homeland of the Nordic race was North Western Europe, and that Sweden is the most Nordic country on earth, whereas Germany—the author’s home—was only 55% Nordic at time of writing.

This is a fascinating historical document and provides a remarkable insight into pre-World War II German racial thought.

Over 300 illustrations and maps highlight racial types and historical events.

Hans Friedrich Karl Günther (1861 – 1968) taught at the universities of Jena, Berlin, and Freiburg, writing numerous books and essays on racial theory.  In 1931 he was appointed to a new chair of racial theory at Jena and in 1935, became professor at the University of Berlin, teaching race science, human biology and rural ethnography. From 1940 to 1945 he was the professor at Albert Ludwigs University. After World War II, Günther interned for three years before being released without charge. After the war, he continued to publish on eugenics and race.

The Origins of Indo-European Religion
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Hinduism is the custodian of the Aryan and Vedic heritage down through the centuries, the very essence of India. Hinduism was the sole surviving example of that Indo-European paganism once common to all the Aryan nations. If those of Indo-European race regard the conquest of pagan Europe by Christianity as a decadence, then the whole of Hindu India can be likened to a last fortress of very ancient ideals, of very old and beautiful religious and metaphysical conceptions, which have already passed away in Europe. Hinduism is thus the last flourishing and fecund branch on an immense tree which has been cut down and mutilated for two thousand years.


Despite what Hindu Nationalists say with their pseudo-science, the Aryan Migration Theory is not doubted by any serious scholar or researcher. Furthermore, it is not disputed that the Aryans were distant racial cousins of caucasians, but also that modern Hinduism today is the custodial child of the spiritualism brought to India by the Aryan.

The Arctic origins of the Aryans is very popular. However, another theory is that the Aryan homeland was in the Russian steppes: 



2 comments:

  1. Max Mueller Said the Aryan are the black skinned Hindus of Aryavarta India.
    Aryan of Aryvartha are NOT white

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  2. He said that "the blackest Hindus [alive today] represent an earlier stage of Aryan speech and thought than the fairest Scandinavians", which says nothing whatsoever about the race of the ancient Aryan peoples.

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