The Monkey King
Ancient Alien History
By Adrian Dorsey
In the story of the Monkey King called “Monkey” by Arthur Waley, we see similarities with the Mesopotamian story of Gilgamesh as the stone simian becomes concerned with his mortality and desires to know how he can overcome Yama the god of death. He seeks out an immortal teacher to instruct him in the ways of longevity making him impervious to age, disease, or any earthly or heavenly weapons. In time he humiliates Yama the god of death by forcefully crossing his name off the book of the dead and further insults the Dragon Kings of the China Seas. Both emissaries of Yama and the Dragon Kings seek recompense from the Jade Emperor and many battles ensue to bring the stone Monkey to justice. These battles are described as immense confrontations that take place in the skies as well as on the ground. Monkey’s weapon is a magical staff that is capable of extending to any size that he desires. Eventually his ego gets the best of him and he declares himself the Heavenly Sage Equal to Heaven. Begrudging the fact that the Monkey is unbeatable as he is invincible the Jade Emperor relents to give him a position in the palace but Monkey’s mischievous nature gets the best of him and he ends up gorging himself on the immortal elixirs intended for a feast.
Concerning the immortality idea I want to mention that the Anunnaki were believed to be immortal gods because one year to them was the equivalent to 3,800 years on Earth. I do not believe this proves that they were magical beings but they simply had longer lifespans. Their year was called a Shar which was indicative to one revolution of their home world Nibiru in its elliptical orbit within our solar system. One could use the comparison of a human lifespan to that of a housefly. Another way to look at it is to consider that one day to one of these beings was comparable to ten earth years. It is all the same math in the end. So it was not that they were immortal but the natural continuity of their lives was just so much longer than our own.
Let us take a look at the Dragon Kings whom the Monkey greatly offends with his arrogance. Most notably Ao Kuang who is the Dragon of the East China Sea. I find it more than ironic that today there is a location known as the Dragon’s Triangle that stretches from Japan to Taiwan and Yap Island. In the early 1950’s it is alleged that 700 people went missing within this region including a scientific expedition and as a result the Japan government declared this entire area a danger zone. Unidentified flying objects are often seen emerging as well as submerging beneath the waters. Is it possible that even though the fire breathing dragon idea can be dismissed as volcanic activity that perhaps there is an extra terrestrial underwater base somewhere in the vicinity wherein lives such creatures that again are misinterpreted as myth when in actuality they are real. I am not saying this is the case but I am asking you to take a leap of the imagination and consider the possibility of technological advanced beings living here on earth from ancient times may still be here in some form even to this day. I just find it ironic that in the same body of water mentioned in this historical account we have modern day phenomena that many attribute to something otherworldly because it cannot be explained away with adequate certainty that something strange is not down there below the waters.
The battles that Monkey has with the Jade Emperor’s armies are not so dissimilar to the aerial conflicts that we see written in scriptures of India where we have gods combating in the skies with Vimana spacecraft. Vishnu‘s arrows are notable for doing the kind of destruction akin to nuclear or atomic devastation. As we read about Monkey’s battle with Ehr-lang it ranges all over the heavens as well as the earth. The Commander of the Host of Heaven is Vaisravana who is in charge of overseeing the Monkey brought to Justice before the Jade Emperor. Ehr-lang suggests that Vaisravana position himself halfway between heaven and earth and use what is called a magic mirror to record the conflict so that if Monkey tries to escape they can play the images back and see which way he went. This sounds like an obvious recording device of some kind that can be compared to hand held technology that we possess today.
The latter end of the story of the Monkey King sees him escorting Buddhist monk Hsuan Tsang also known as Tripikata to India in search of Buddhist sacred texts. A sojourn that started around 630 A.D. and took him until 645 A.D. to return back to China. This is historical fact that the journey was indeed made by such a scholar who actually did bring back the canon of 657 Pali Tipitaka Sanskrit texts to China. So while common sense folk down play the Monkey side of the story which is too amazing to be true we have around the same time period in Europe such stories as a boy king pulling a sword from a stone, fighting dragons, and knights searching for magical cups of splendor.
I suppose in the end I am really only reinforcing the words of Arthur C. Clarke with confidence that, “Any significantly advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” For every myth that arises from within any given culture, I personally believe there was a witness to something amazing that gave birth to such stories. If only we could travel back to behold such events for ourselves with 21st century eyes, I know beyond the shadow of any doubt that we would see things from a most unique perspective that would surprise even the most skeptical of closed minds. I do not think that myths should be dismissed as entertainment so lightly.