Seven reasons to know alternative creation myth, The Bock Saga
Part creation myth, part treasure map, The Bock Saga has divided public opinion for decades. With more than one million ‘Bockists’ now worldwide, the subject’s leading author and historian Carl Borgen sheds fresh light on one of the most alluring – and controversial – folk tales ever to be told.
By Carl Borgen
To say that The Bock Saga divides opinion would be an understatement. In Finland, the birthplace of this remarkable story, it polarises society and remains, like politics, a risky subject among friends. In the UK and elsewhere, mention of the Saga is met by forthright resistance or zealous support, often in equal measure.
To the uninitiated, the Saga provides an alternative view of world history which, as controversial as it may be, is garnering widespread support with numbers growing exponentially. The exact number of believers, or ‘Bockists’ as they have become known, is unknown but an estimate of between one and one-and-a-half million is realistic, if not conservative.
The Saga, then, is a story stranger than fiction and one fraught with cultural, ideological, and religious peril. It is, to coin one media commentator, “a mad and utterly fabulous tale” which, whether true or otherwise, offers an alternative viewpoint about the things that affect us all.
With that in mind, here are eight key things you should know about The Bock Saga:
1. The Bock Saga unlocks the history of humanity.
The Bock Saga is the story of mankind as told by and kept within the Bock Family through the ages. After keeping that information hidden for millennia, where it was passed down orally through the generations, it was disclosed for the first time by the late Ior Bock in the mid-1980s.
The story provides answers to many of the world’s biggest and most important questions: how the Earth was created, the meaning of ‘paradise’, and whether Atlantis was real, among them.
It also explains the similarities between centuries-old mythologies around the world, many of which speak of a common origin in the north or of a large mountain where the gods live or from which demigods came to have children with humans.
The Bock Saga reveals who these gods were and where they lived. The gods and demigods were people of flesh and blood at the pinnacle of a global procreation system and they lived on the top of the “world-mountain”, which was also (millennia ago) the location of the North Pole and which is today the Finnish capital, Helsinki.
Whilst that may sound unbelievable, is it really any more extraordinary than the Genesis creation story in the Bible?
Finnish mystic Ior Bock, the last guardian of the Bock Saga.
2. The Bock Saga is based on a sound system that gives meaning to the sounds spoken in most languages, thereby explaining the deeper meaning of all the world's languages.
The Bock Saga explains how the first language consisted of an alphabet in which every sound and letter had a meaning. This ‘ABC’ is the backbone of Saga as it provides logical construction. It is comparable with how numbers are the backbone of the physical sciences and formulae. The Bock Saga is, throughout, consistent with itself, which is remarkable for such a large and complicated story. The logic and consistency within is guaranteed by the sound system. That is also the reason why it could be transferred from generation to generation without changes. As an analogy, it’s akin to Albert Einstein telling his children, and them telling their offspring and so on, that E=MC2. That formula will never change as it is fundamental to reality. Changing it would turn the laws of physics into gibberish. The same holds true for The Bock Saga.
The alphabet itself is a rhyme. It is the formula how global procreation among the Bock Saga civilisation, the Aser, was organised in harmony with nature and with the stars above. The Bock Saga explains how that logical connection between sounds and meaning was lost with the arrival of the written word. English is a good example of such a confused language, where sounds can be written in different ways and where letters can be used differently depending upon their combination and context. That’s why it’s so hard for a non-native speaker to learn English. With the Bock Saga alphabet the same problems simply don’t appear.
3. The Bock Saga reveals a long history of a world-spanning high culture of the past.
As with numerous creation myths, the Bock Saga starts with the birth of the first two people and how their emergence began a golden era, in Bock terms the “Paradise Time”. They multiplied and populated the world in an orderly way. The Saga tells us about this in great detail.
Hel, an island in front of Helsinki (which in the Bock language translates as ‘sing for the key of Hel’) was the centre of this civilisation, the Aser, and the residence of the gods (‘god’ meaning ‘good people’ in Bockish).
The people across the planet (‘planet’ meaning ‘one-plan’ in Bockish) were divided in a five-caste system. They never had children within their own caste; the women always had children with the men of the caste above them. This ensured that everybody was related to one another. The All-father, the civilisation’s male founder and chief god, was truly the father, grand-father, great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather of everyone on the planet. The role of the All-father was always played by a member of the Bock family. In a later part of our history the role of All-father was, according to Ior Bock, assumed by Santa Claus. Now you know why he likes to give presents to the children: they are all his!
Ior Bock, who never had children, was, in this frame of thinking, the last living Santa Claus. Following his death, the Bock family died out though, thankfully, Christmas continues.
It is hard to imagine now that Finland would be the centre of paradise but long ago the climate was different, being balmy and verdant.
Carl Borgen is the definitive expert and historian on the Bock Saga, and the author of The Bock Saga: An Introduction and Temporarily Insane.
4. The Bock Saga explains how we went from a situation where humanity consisted of one global family with one language and then separated into different races and cultures, mythologies, and languages derived from the originals.
Paradise Time lasted for millennia and came to an end in a crisis of planetary proportions called the first Ragnarök. Then the ice ages started. That period is called “Atlantis” (‘All the Land Ice’). The north was covered in ice, except a small area around Hel where the Bock family continued to live in isolation. The rest of the world’s population became divided into ten kingdoms. These kingdoms, although they had a similar way of procreation, lived in relative isolation. Only camel caravans kept the contact between them. In this isolation the different races and languages developed.
After the end of the ice ages the people who had lived in the north, and the people who were part of the kingdoms south of the ice, occupied the lands that became available because of the melting of the ice sheets. They mingled, thereby creating new ethnic groups like the Mongols and the Tartars. In this period great wars between peoples started, waged over heritage, land and procreation rights, with certain families coming to dominate over others. Sounds familiar? That’s because this war is still ongoing, though its origins have been long forgotten.
5. The Bock Saga gives meaning to all world- wide symbolism.
In the Paradise Time, procreation was highly organised and ritualised. The whole process of living and dying was called the “Wheel of Life”. A lot of contemporary symbolism is derived from this period, especially a part of the rituals called the “Offer-Ring” (from where the word ‘offering’ originates, according to the Saga). For instance, the winners of the Champions League in football receive a trophy that resembles the Saga’s symbol for the “Holy Grail” (‘Go to Hel’ grail). Symbols that we find worldwide, such as fierce demons with their tongues sticking out, are a product of the symbolism of the Offer-Ring. These symbols seem to pop up time and time again. Perhaps they are so old that they are in our DNA.
Carl Borgen’s new book, Temporarily Insane, chronicles the ongoing colourful quest to discover archaeological proof of The Bock Saga.
6. The Bock Saga states that evidence for all these claims made by our ancestors is hidden beneath the ground in Finland.
The Bock Saga recounts that during the Paradise Time, each generation of people from all corners of the Earth sent majestic gifts to the Bock family, based in Hel, in appreciation of guarding and continuing the human race. These gifts consisted mainly of gold artwork. Over five million generations, these priceless gifts were collected in the Bock family store house, below what was once the North Pole. It is a treasure so beautiful and large that it is hard to imagine.
It is this treasure that a group of Ior’s friends are still trying to unearth, more than 35 years after first hearing about it. It is not hidden. The Bock Saga is very clear about where it is. The address is: Vainuddsvägen, Söderkulla, Finland. It is about 23km east of Helsinki.
The quest to uncover the Bock family treasure chamber, with the entrance said to be reached by access from the so-called Lemminkäinen Temple in Vainuddsvägen, has been a great, and often bizarre, enterprise that has led to many scandals and colourful adventures. It is this story that is told in my new book, Temporarily Insane.
The motivation to open the temple and the treasures therein is not for personal gain, as its content would probably be claimed by the Finnish Government. Rather, it is all being driven by the Bockists’ determination to offer physical proof of the existence and truth of The Bock Saga. If they do find it then it will undoubtedly be the biggest archaeological discovery ever made, rewriting the history books.
The entrance to the Lemminkäinen Temple, which the Bock Saga says leads to the Bock family treasure chamber.
7. The Bock Saga provides important context on our own times.
Finding the treasure would show, beyond doubt, that The Saga is true and that people did, as Ior Bock claimed, once live in a man-made paradise. All problems that are caused by our contemporary cultures, like war, climate change, poverty, pollution, modern diseases, unhappiness, meaningless lifestyles, and whatever else you can think of, would finally have a definitive answer and solution.
That is why a group of hippies, now in their senior years, with the help of newcomers that are inspired by these ideas, continue to dig into the granite to uncover the treasure. It could transform the world for the better.
Carl Borgen is one of the world’s leading experts on The Bock Saga and the first person to put Ior Bock’s story into written form. He is the author of The Bock Saga: An Introduction and new title, Temporarily Insane, which details the 35-year hunt for the Bock treasures, out now in hardcover, paperback and eBook formats priced £19.99, £12.75 and £4.99 respectively. Further information about The Bock Saga can be found at www.carlborgen.com and www.bocksaga.info.
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