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Zeitgeist Part 1 (ZG1) released online on June 18, 2007

In the links and posts below you will find a massive amount of documentation validating the claims concerning religion in part 1 of the first "Zeitgeist" movie (2007), with primary sources and scholar commentary on them; at least with regards to that which cited as its source the work by Acharya S/D.M. Murdock. Acharya had no part in the creation of any of the Zeitgeist movies beyond sharing some images for part 1. Peter Joseph did use a significant amount of her work though, and he asked for a quick consultation at the last minute, (ONLY FOR PART 1 and it dealt mainly with the contributions that came from her own work, not that of others AND some of Acharya's requests got changed while others did not - it was Peter Joseph's project) which resulted in the OFFICIAL version of part 1. She had nothing to do with any other parts, other movies or the movement. She cannot be expected to vouch for any material in Zeitgeist that did not originally come from her work.

Basic factoids concerning Zeitgeist part 1:

Zeitgeist: The Movie, Part 1 on religion (2007), is only around 25 minutes long and is merely a basic introduction into the world of comparative religion, mythology and astrotheology. Zeitgeist has been translated into nearly 3 dozen languages and has received over 300 million online views worldwide (as of 2013) - so there's clearly quite a bit of interest in this subject.

Zeitgeist was never created to serve as a 'scholarly' documentary, therefore, one may disagree with specific language in how Peter Joseph said or presented things as he does not pretend to be a scholar, however, the contentions in Zeitgeist part 1 are substantiated by valid evidence and scholar commentary on them. Despite claims to the contrary, Zeitgeist part 1 has not been successfully refuted.

Zeitgeist: The Movie won the top award, "Best Feature," at the Artivist Film Festival in 2007 and are currently up to 30 awards. Acharya S appeared on a panel to answer questions about part 1 in front of a packed house at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, California.

Read the Q & A at the Zeitgeist website to see how it came into existence:
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HOW DID "ZEITGEIST: THE MOVIE" COME TO BE?:

"The original Zeitgeist was actually not a "film", but a performance piece, which consisted of a vaudevillian style multi-media event using recorded music, live instruments and video. The event was given over a 6-night period in New York City and then, without any interest to professionally release or produce the work, was "tossed" up on the Internet arbitrarily. The work was never designed as a film or even a documentary in a traditional sense - it was designed as a creative, provoking, emotionally driven expression, full of artistic extremity and heavily stylized gestures.

However, once online, an unexpected flood of interest began to generate. Within 6 months over 50 Million views were recorded on Google Video counters (before they were reset for some reason). The current combined estimates put the number of Internet views at over 100 million as of 2009. Suddenly "Zeitgeist" the event, became "Zeitgeist: The Movie"." (The current combined estimates put the number of Internet views at over 300 million as of 2013.)

- Peter Joseph

"The religion section is the strongest of the whole work"

- Peter Joseph


As a reminder, here is a video of Zeitgeist: The Movie Part 1

Zeitgeist has won 30 awards:

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Zeitgeist Part 1: The Greatest Story Ever Told



There are currently three Zeitgeist movies, which may be found at the Zeitgeist home page. The Zeitgeist Movement (TZGM) currently has over 500,000 members.

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WHO IS D.M. MURDOCK (ACHARYA S)?:

"D.M. Murdock was the academic consultant for Part 1 of Zeitgeist: The Movie. She is an independent scholar of comparative religion and mythology, specializing in the history of religious concepts dating back thousands of years, along with their evolution into the present and relationship with our "modern" faiths, such as Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam and others. A linguist who researches in several languages, Murdock was educated in Classics, Greek Civilization, at Franklin & Marshall College and the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Greece. Under her pen name of "Acharya S," Murdock is the author of the controversial best-seller "The Christ Conspiracy: The Greatest Story Ever Sold," as well as "Suns of God: Krishna, Buddha and Christ Unveiled." Creating her own company, Stellar House Publishing, Murdock has also published "Who Was Jesus? Fingerprints of The Christ," "Christ in Egypt: The Horus-Jesus Connection," "The Gospel According to Acharya S," "The Astrotheology Calendar" series and "Man Made God" by Barbara G. Walker. Acharya's work was featured in the religion part of the hit internet film "ZEITGEIST," viewed over 300 million times and subtitled in nearly three dozen languages worldwide. Articles, videos and radio interviews by Murdock can be found on her websites and blogs, including:

Truth Be Known
Stellar House Publishing
Freethought Nation
Zeitgeist Part 1 & the Supportive Evidence
Examiner articles

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I HEARD "ZEITGEIST: THE MOVIE" WAS "DEBUNKED"... IS THIS TRUE?

"The term "Debunked" is found to be used mostly by those individuals or groups who hold an emotional/ideological disposition that is contrary to the message(s) of the film. The three most common groups that tote this rhetoric are the orthodox religious communities, the "patriot" (or nationalist) communities and the monetary/capitalist communities. Zeitgeist: The Movie consists of 100s of points and while there are many angles of obvious debate the work is far from un-sourced or unfounded. In 2010, an update was made to the work that corrected small problems while also clarifying and updating the work in general - replacing the prior version. (See more below) Upon this update a free 220 page "Companion Source Guide" was created to openly show the sources and reasoning. To "debunk Zeitgeist: The Movie" is to debunk this guide. This has not occurred. In fact, it is technically impossible to do so in such a context. Only sections can be isolated and argued. It is important to point out that many who claim to have "debunked" this or that are really often working from the standpoint of debate for the sake of a wanted external perception. In other words, given the nature of semantics and interpretation, many can twist/manipulate points to fit what could be perceived as a viable argument or refutation while, in effect, they are really just denying data, creating "straw men" or simply lying. Anyone who doesn't understand or believe the film's points should read the free Companion Source Guide."

Sourcebook for Zeitgeist Part 1 with the transcript, images & sources. There are over 150 sources cited, in nearly 350 footnotes and around 80 images just in the ZG1 section alone!

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Primary Sources, Publications and Scholars Cited in The ZEITGEIST Sourcebook

Contrary to popular misconception, the information in the religion part of the hit internet movie, the first "Zeitgeist" film comes from numerous primary sources, including the following, as well as the works of highly credentialed authorities in the best academic publications, also listed here. It should be noted that this list does not include the multitude of other artifacts and writings from antiquity that may be found in the other works of D.M. Murdock/Acharya S.

Ancient artifacts and archaeological sites

Lascaux, Altamira and Trois Freres cave paintings
Tassili N'Aijer figures
Mohenjo-daro, Indus Valley site
Goseck, Germany
Thirteen Towers, Chankillo, Peru
Nabta Playa, Egypt
Karanovo Tablet
Dendera zodiac and other Egyptian artifacts
Brindisi disk
Greek pottery, paintings, mosaics, temples
Roman mosaics, paintings and statuary
Early Christian artifacts, etc.

Murdock does research in a variety of languages, both modern and ancient, such as: Ancient and modern Greek, Latin, Hebrew, Sanskrit, Vedic, Persian, Egyptian, Coptic, French, Italian, Spanish, German and a smattering of other languages as the need arises.

Ancient Writings

Egyptian hymns, hieroglyphs, papyri and carvings
Pyramid Texts
Coffin Texts
Book of the Dead
Herodotus
Berossus
Diodorus
Porphyry
Eusebius
Pausanias
Bible
Pythagoras
Plato
Aristotle
Diodorus Siculus
Epiphanius
Hippolytus
Plutarch
Tertullian
Justin Martyr
Minucius Felix
Clement Alexandrinus
Tatian
Augustine
Arnobius
Julius Firmicus Maternus
Lactantius
Macrobius
Julian
Vedas
Mahabharata
Bhagavad Gita
Bhagavata Purana
Mahāvastu
Lalita Vistara
Vishnu Purana
Hesiod
Homer
Euripides
Proclus
Origen
Celsus
Philo
Josephus
Avesta
Pseudo-Eratosthenes
Venerable Bede
Cyprian
Ambrose
Hipparchus
Archelaus
Epic of Gilgamesh
Assyrian, Babylonia, Akkadian tablets
Dead Sea Scrolls
Tacitus

The information also comes from the best and most thorough, scholarly and modern sources wherever possible, with the result that many authorities cited possess credentials from respected institutes of higher learning, and their publishers are some of the most scholarly in English (and other languages), such as the following.

Academic Publishers

E.J. Brill
Peeters
Kegan Paul
Oxford University/Clarendon Press
Princeton University Press
Cambridge University Press
Cornell University Press
Yale University Press
University of Chicago Press
University of Pennsylvania Press
University of Wisconsin Press
Johns Hopkins Press
Harcourt, Brace & Co.
Macmillan & Co., etc.

Those who really know what academia is will recognize the list above as the best of the most respected institutes of higher learning.

Professional Scholars

Dr. Miranda J. Aldhouse-Green, a professor of Archaeology at Cardiff University
Dr. Lee I.A. Levine, a professor at the Jewish Theological Seminary
Dr. Edwin C. Krupp, director of the Griffith Observatory
Dr. Emund S. Meltzer, American Egyptologist
Dr. James P. Allen, curator of Egyptian Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Dr. Erik Hornung, professor emeritus of Egyptology at the University of Basel
Dr. Henri Frankfort, Dutch Egyptologist
Dr. Jan Assman, professor of Egyptology at the University of Konstanz
Dr. Badrya Serry, director of the Antiquities Museum at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Egypt
Dr. Bojana Mojsov, Egyptologist
Dr. Reginald E. Witt, Egyptologist and professor at the University of London
Dr. G. Johannes Botterweck, professor of Old Testament and Catholic Theology at the University of Bonn
Dr. Alfred Wiedermann, Egyptologist and professor of Oriental Languages at the University of Bonn
Dr. John Gwyn Griffiths, Welsh professor of Classics and Egyptology
Dr. Raymond O. Faulkner, English Egyptologist
Dr. Tryggve N.D. Mettinger, professor of Old Testament Studies at the University of Lund
Rev. Dr. Alfred Bertholet, a theologian and professor at the University of Göttingen
Dr. Herman te Velde, a chairman of the Department of Egyptology at the University of Groningen
Dr. Andrew T. Fear, professor of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Manchester
Dr. David Adams Leeming, professor emeritus of English and comparative literature at the University of Connecticut
Dr. Patricia A. Johnston, Brandeis University professor of Classical Studies
Dr. David John Tacey, professor at La Trobe University
Dr. Edwin F. Bryant, professor of Hinduism at Rutgers University
Dr. Hugo Rahner, Jesuit theologian, dean and president of Innsbruck University
Sir Dr. Edmund Ronald Leach, Cambridge professor and anthropologist
Dr. Donald White, professor emeritus of Classics at the University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Martin Schwartz, professor of Iranian Studies at the University of California
Rev. Dr. Harold R. Willoughby, professor of New Testament and Early Christian Literature at the University of Chicago
Dr. Mary Boyce, professor of Iranian Studies
Dr. Payam Nabarz, Iranian scholar
Dr. Marvin Meyers, a professor of Religious Studies at Chapman College
Dr. Theony Condos, professor at the American University of Armenia
Dr. Aviram Oshri, senior archaeologist with the Israeli Antiquities Authority
Dr. Chris Dolan, American astronomer
Rev. Dunbar T. Heath of the Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland
Dr. John L. Heilbron, professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley
Dr. K.A. Heinrich Kellner, a professor of Catholic Theology at the University of Bonn
Dr. David Ulansey, philosopher professor at California Institute of Integral Studies
Dr. Robert M. Schoch, geologist and professor at Boston University
Dr. Henricus Oort, Dutch theologian and professor of Hebrew Antiquities at the University of Leiden
Rev. Dr. J. Glen Taylor, an associate professor of Old Testament at the University of Toronto

- http://truthbeknown.com/zeitgeistsources.html

* Update: The Zeitgeist Movement (TZGM) made a monumental error in naming their new movement and should've renamed it The Resource Based Economy Movement (TRBEM) since it now has nothing to do with the original movie including part 1. Sadly, they were trying to use the fame from the original movie that got so much attention in the first place and turned it into a completely different movement shooting themselves in the foot in the process. It doesn't appear they thought this through very well at all.

We would be interested in creating a fresh new scholarly documentary &/or movie on this subject so, please contact National Geographic, Discovery, Disney and other movie production companies as well as the media and put in a request.

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* Acharya S/D.M. Murdock had no part in the creation of any of the Zeitgeist movies beyond sharing some images for part 1. Peter Joseph did use a significant amount of her work though, and he asked for a quick consultation (ONLY FOR PART 1) at the last minute, which resulted in the OFFICIAL version of part 1. She had nothing to do with parts 2, 3 or the movement. She cannot be expected to vouch for any material in Zeitgeist that did not originally come from her work.

Stellar House Publishing

Truth Be Known

Zeitgeist part 1 & the Documented Evidence

The New ZEITGEIST Part 1 Sourcebook (2010) Transcript

Rebuttal to Dr. Chris Forbes concerning 'Zeitgeist, Part 1'

Articles, excerpts, blogs and videos on the subject of Zeitgeist part 1

Acharya's TBK blogs on Zeitgeist part 1

List of Acharya's Online Articles

Acharya's Online Videos

* Note: Online articles, blogs and excerpts etc do not contain all of the details - that is what the books are for.

Special articles of interest

The Real ZEITGEIST Challenge
(This article/e-book also includes a radio program with Acharya hosted by Peter Joseph specifically addressing ZG, Part 1.)

Astrotheology of the Ancients

What is a Mythicist? | The Mythicist Position | Mythicism

Bone-Box No Proof of Jesus
(NB: This article was published in a three-part series in the magazine Secular Nation, at the suggestion of Dr. Robert Price, who called the series "fine articles." Secular Nation had never published a three-part article before.)

The Gospels: A 2nd Century Composition

The Origins of Christianity and the Quest for the Historical Jesus Christ

Were George Washington and Thomas Jefferson Jesus Mythicists?

The Son of God is the Sun of God

Other related sections of this forum:

ZEITGEIST Part 1 & The Supportive Evidence (critics are addressed throughout in various threads)

Acharya's Frequently Asked Questions

Christ in Egypt: The Horus-Jesus Connection (CIE) is a nearly 600 page book specifically written to substantiate the claims in Zeitgeist part 1 and Acharya's previous works related to the Egyptian religion.

Who Was Jesus? Fingerprints of The Christ (WWJ) is a lighter read for a Christian audience and anyone interested in commentary from Christian NT scholars admitting that there's no credible evidence for Jesus. WWJ contains an almost all Christian authority bibliography.

Freethought Nation Blog

Some important threads

Dying and Rising Gods

The Virgin Birth

Astrotheology of the Ancients

Origin of All Religious Worship

The Astrotheological Origins of Christianity

Why I am A Mythicist

Evemerist vs. Mythicist Position

The Twelve in the Bible and Ancient Mythology

Cruciforms/Gods on Crosses

Was Krishna's Mother a Virgin?

Newly Updated "The Origins of Christianity"

The Jesus Challenge

The Solstice Project - Sun Dagger

National Geographic's "Ancient Astronomers"

National Geographic Nebra Sky Disc

Islam

Muslims use Zeitgeist for Islamic Advantage

The Truth About Islam

Infidelophobia

New Interesting Projects

The 2012 Astrotheology Calendar

The 2011 Astrotheology Calendar

The 2010 Astrotheology Calendar

The Gospel According to Acharya S

Jesus as the Sun throughout History

Other points of interest

Freethought Gear

Find Acharya S elsewhere on the internets

Acharya S in the Media

How You Can Help!

For fun

The Christmas Hoax

Easter: Christian or Pagan?

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Books by Acharya S / D.M. Murdock

Acharya S/Murdock has written several books totaling nearly 3,000 pages of material including over 7,456 footnotes/citations to primary sources and the works of highly credentialed and respected authorities in relevant fields of study from a wide variety of backgrounds, including many Christian scholars, adding up to over 2,314 bibliographical sources. Her books also include 456+ images thus far. She works hard to substantiate her claims with credible evidence and sources specifically due to the fact that this subject is so contentious.

The Christ Conspiracy: The Greatest Story Ever Sold by Acharya S (Jul 1, 1999)
Suns of God: Krishna, Buddha and Christ Unveiled by Acharya S (Sep 1, 2004)
Who Was Jesus? Fingerprints of The Christ by D.M. Murdock, Acharya S (Nov 28, 2007)
Christ in Egypt: The Horus-Jesus Connection by D.M. Murdock/Acharya S (Feb 28, 2009)
The Gospel According to Acharya S (2009)
Man Made God: A Collection of Essays by Barbara G. Walker (2010)
Anahita: Ancient Persian Goddess and Zoroastrian Yazata (2013)
Bart Ehrman and the Quest of the Historical Jesus of Nazareth: An Evaluation of Ehrman s Did Jesus Exist? (2013)
Did Moses Exist? The Myth of the Israelite Lawgiver by D.M. Murdock/Acharya S (2014)

E-Books available:

The Origins of Christianity and the Quest for the Historical Jesus Christ

Jesus as the Sun throughout History

The Companion Guide to ZEITGEIST, Part 1

Who Was Jesus? e-book

Acharya's Books available on Kindle:

Who Was Jesus? Fingerprints of The Christ

The Christ Conspiracy: The Greatest Story Ever Sold

The Gospel According to Acharya S

Man Made God by Barbara G. Walker

The ZEITGEIST Sourcebook, Part 1: The Greatest Story Ever Told

The Origins of Christianity and the Quest for the Historical Jesus Christ

Jesus as the Sun throughout History

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Acharya S/Murdock is also featured in a new documentary film entitled, God in the Box which will be released in spring 2011. Enjoy an interesting video clip of Acharya S/Murdock at 2:05 through 2:45:



Have a local screening of the film in your local area

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Christ in Egypt: The Horus-Jesus Connection is a nearly 600 page book specifically written to further substantiate the claims in Zeitgeist part 1 and Acharya's previous works related to the Egyptian religion. Here is the Christ in Egypt thread section





The 37-page ebook available for instant download and printing.

Jesus as the Sun throughout History E-Book

Be sure to check out the excerpt

The thread for Jesus as the Sun throughout History

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Who Was Jesus? Fingerprints of the Christ:

"For years, people have asked me to provide a short and easy-to-read summary of the "life of Jesus" to share with family and friends. I am delighted to announce that I have now written a book designed to do just that, and that you can order this new book, Who Was Jesus? Fingerprints of The Christ right now!

Who Was Jesus? is specifically designed for Christians and uses mainly Christian texts and authorities. It starts out recounting the story of Christ found mostly in Matthew, followed by a short discussion of each of the other gospels, where they meet and diverge from each other. Next, I discuss the concept of "textual harmonization" as well as the gospel dates, revealing that the gospels are a mass of "variant readings" and that their authorship and dates are uncertain. I also delve into some Old Testament "prefiguring" and "prophecies," providing all-new, original side-by-side charts. Next come many reasons why people do not believe the story of Jesus Christ, along with the standard apologies for such objections and a chapter discussing whether or not the gospel story is history or propaganda. Finally there is a conclusion reminding the readers how much of our future rests upon this issue and how it should not be taken lightly...."

- D.M. Murdock / Acharya S

Who Was Jesus? Fingerprints of the Christ

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Who Was Jesus? Fingerprints of The Christ contains quotes from the following Christian authorities, apologists and evangelicals, as well as New Testament scholars:

* John Ankerberg
* Craig L. Blomberg
* F.F. Bruce
* William Lane Craig
* John Dominic Crossan
* Bart Ehrman
* Norman Geisler
* Gary Habermas
* Josh McDowell
* John P. Meier
* Bruce M. Metzger
* J.P. Moreland
* Ronald H. Nash
* Lee Strobel
* Merrill C. Tenney
* Ben Witherington
* Edwin Yamauchi
* And more!

Who Was Jesus? Fingerprints of The Christ includes a Foreword by Dr. Robert M. Price!




The Origins of Christianity and the Quest for the Historical Jesus Christ started out as an article written in 1993 by Acharya S which eventually turned into her first book, The Christ Conspiracy in 1999.

Be sure to check out The Jesus Challenge

Religion and the Ph.D.: A Brief History

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"...As for this tiresome business about there being "no scholar" or "no serious scholar" who advocates the Christ Myth theory: Isn't it obvious that scholarly communities are defined by certain axioms in which grad students are trained, and that they will lose standing in those communities if they depart from those axioms? The existence of an historical Jesus is currently one of those. That should surprise no one, especially with the rightward lurch of the Society for Biblical Literature in recent years. It simply does not matter how many scholars hold a certain opinion.... "

- Dr. Robert Price, Biblical Scholar with two Ph.D's

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"Suns of God" Video Lecture with Acharya S

"Suns of God" video (special thanks to spaceagebachelor once again)



Of course, it all comes from her book titled, Suns of God: Krishna, Buddha and Christ Unveiled, published in September of 2004, while the lecture took place in December of 2004. http://www.truthbeknown.com/sunsofgod.htm

If you want to purchase the DVD (Acharya gets no money from the DVD) go to AUP -
http://adventuresunlimitedpress.com/pro ... ?prod=SOGD

Here is the thread for Suns of God

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Here's a video clip of modern Egyptologist Dr. Bojana Mojsov admitting parallels between Osiris &/or Horus with Jesus. And, at 5:30 you'll see a stone carving of Isis as she hovers over Osiris in the form of a bird to receive the divine seed (notice there's no 'member') of Osiris. Mojsov then says, "It's a miraculous birth of the savior child."


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Never before has there been such a clearly defined and thoroughly explained Mythicist Position - until now ...
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The Mythicist Position:

"Mythicism represents the perspective that many gods, goddesses and other heroes and legendary figures said to possess extraordinary and/or supernatural attributes are not "real people" but are in fact mythological characters. Along with this view comes the recognition that many of these figures personify or symbolize natural phenomena, such as the sun, moon, stars, planets, constellations, etc., constituting what is called "astrotheology."

As a major example of the mythicist position, various biblical characters such as Adam and Eve, Satan, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Joshua, King David, Solomon & Jesus Christ, among other figures, in reality represent mythological characters along the same lines as the Egyptian, Sumerian, Phoenician, Indian, Greek, Roman and other godmen, who are all presently accepted as myths, rather than historical figures."

- Christ in Egypt: The Horus-Jesus Connection (2009), page 12

http://www.stellarhousepublishing.com/c ... egypt.html

What is a Mythicist?

Why I am A Mythicist

The History of Mythicism

Were George Washington and Thomas Jefferson Jesus Mythicists?

The Mythicist Challenge Petition [Draft]

List of 180+ mythicists

A Mythicist Timeline

The Mythicist Position, Blog

Mythicism conference in Greece

For further explanation see the Evemerist vs. Mythicist Position forum thread




What people are saying about the work of Acharya S/D.M. Murdock

"I find it undeniable that ... many of the epic heroes and ancient patriarchs and matriarchs of the Old Testament were personified stars, planets, and constellations."

- Dr. Robert Price, Biblical Scholar with two Ph.D's
http://www.robertmprice.mindvendor.com/ ... _egypt.htm

"Your scholarship is relentless! ...the research conducted by D.M. Murdock concerning the myth of Jesus Christ is certainly both valuable and worthy of consideration."

- Dr. Kenneth L. Feder, Professor of Archaeology
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"I can recommend your work whole-heartedly!"

- Dr. Robert Eisenman

"I've known people with triple Ph.D's who haven't come close to the scholarship in Who Was Jesus?"

- Pastor David Bruce, M.Div

"Thirty years ago, when in divinity school, I might have had second thoughts about becoming an Episcopal priest if a book like D. M. Murdock's Who Was Jesus? had been available to me."

- Bob Semes, Retired university professor of History and Religion

"Ms. Murdock is one of only a tiny number of scholars with the richly diverse academic background (and the necessary courage) to adequately address the question of whether Jesus Christ truly existed as a walking-talking figure in first-century Palestine."

- David Mills, Atheist Universe
http://stellarhousepublishing.com/david-mills-wwj.html

"Acharya S deserves to be recognized as a leading researcher and an expert in the field of comparative mythology, on a par with James Frazer or Robert Graves-indeed, superior to those forerunners in the frankness of her conclusions and the volume of her evidence."

- Barbara Walker

"...I have found her scholarship, research, knowledge of the original languages, and creative linkages to be breathtaking and highly stimulating."

- Rev. Dr. Jon Burnham, Pastor, Presbyterian Church

"Acharya S has done a superb job in bringing together the rich panoply of ancient world mythology and culture, and presenting it in a comprehensive and compelling fashion ... We sorely need a new History of Religions School for the 21st century, to apply modern techniques to this important ancient material. Perhaps this book will help bring that about."

- Earl Doherty

"The Christ Conspiracy—very, very scholarly and wholly researched—is a book for today..."

- Rev. B. Strauss, ex-Catholic Priest

"Amidst the global chaos of George Bush's War on Terror, largely founded on religious intolerance and simplistic notions of good and evil, Acharya S is the voice of reason."

- Joan D'Arc, Paranoia Magazine

"Thank you, Acharya, for the important work you are doing. Who Was Jesus? Fingerprints of the Christ just might be the best short introduction to Biblical scholarship yet."

- David Bergland, 1984 Libertarian Party Presidential Candidate, Libertarianism In One Lesson

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The Updated Zeitgeist Part 1 Sourcebook (August 2010) Transcript

Peter Joseph compiled the transcript and sources previously listed on his transcript page. He numbered the transcript and sent the ZG1 part of the draft to Acharya, who reworked it and substantially expanded upon it providing more images and source citations. Which included many new highly respected and credentialed scholarly sources commenting on the primary sources, among other new references. These new scholarly sources render all of the anti-Zeitgeist part 1 videos and reviews etc obsolete. The anti-ZGers and other critics will need to start all over.

There are over 150 sources cited, in nearly 350 footnotes just in the ZG1 section alone - in fact, nearly half of the Sourcebook is discussing ZG1 at 100/106 pages out of 220 for the full version covering parts 2 and 3. Acharya only worked on ZG1.

Acharya's ZG1 106 page version includes an outstanding preface

The new version of the film can be seen here

Here's Acharya's bog for the new sourcebook

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"...This effort includes much new source material drawn from primary sources as well the works from credentialed authorities in a variety of relevant subjects. Indeed, I have strived to include the best and most thorough, scholarly and modern sources wherever possible, with the result that many authorities cited here possess credentials from respected institutes of higher learning, and their publishers are some of the most scholarly in English (and other languages), such as:

E.J. Brill
Peeters
Kegan Paul
Oxford University/Clarendon Press
Princeton University Press
Cambridge University Press
Cornell University Press
Yale University Press
University of Chicago Press
University of Pennsylvania Press
University of Wisconsin Press
Johns Hopkins Press
Harcourt, Brace & Co.
MacMillan & Co., etc.

This Sourcebook thus provides relevant primary-source material and citations from respectable and credentialed authorities, along with germane images to support the first part of ZG’s contentions. There are over 150 sources cited in this Sourcebook, in nearly 350 footnotes...."

- Acharya S, Preface for The ZEITGEIST Sourcebook Part 1: The Greatest Story Ever Told

* Those who really know what academia is will recognize the list above as the best of the best and most highly respected institutes of higher learning. Hand-waving dismissals will not suffice.

Here is the new sourcebook guide for the full 220 page Zeitgeist Companion Source Guide

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Primary Sources, Publications and Scholars Cited in The ZEITGEIST Sourcebook

Contrary to popular misconception, the information in the religion part of the hit internet movie, the first "Zeitgeist" film comes from numerous primary sources, including the following, as well as the works of highly credentialed authorities in the best academic publications, also listed here. It should be noted that this list does not include the multitude of other artifacts and writings from antiquity that may be found in the other works of D.M. Murdock/Acharya S.

Ancient artifacts and archaeological sites

Lascaux, Altamira and Trois Freres cave paintings
Tassili N'Aijer figures
Mohenjo-daro, Indus Valley site
Goseck, Germany
Thirteen Towers, Chankillo, Peru
Nabta Playa, Egypt
Karanovo Tablet
Dendera zodiac and other Egyptian artifacts
Brindisi disk
Greek pottery, paintings, mosaics, temples
Roman mosaics, paintings and statuary
Early Christian artifacts, etc.

Murdock does research in a variety of languages, both modern and ancient, such as: Ancient and modern Greek, Latin, Hebrew, Sanskrit, Vedic, Persian, Egyptian, Coptic, French, Italian, Spanish, German and a smattering of other languages as the need arises.

Ancient Writings

Egyptian hymns, hieroglyphs, papyri and carvings
Pyramid Texts
Coffin Texts
Book of the Dead
Herodotus
Berossus
Diodorus
Porphyry
Eusebius
Pausanias
Bible
Pythagoras
Plato
Aristotle
Diodorus Siculus
Epiphanius
Hippolytus
Plutarch
Tertullian
Justin Martyr
Minucius Felix
Clement Alexandrinus
Tatian
Augustine
Arnobius
Julius Firmicus Maternus
Lactantius
Macrobius
Julian
Vedas
Mahabharata
Bhagavad Gita
Bhagavata Purana
Mahāvastu
Lalita Vistara
Vishnu Purana
Hesiod
Homer
Euripides
Proclus
Origen
Celsus
Philo
Josephus
Avesta
Pseudo-Eratosthenes
Venerable Bede
Cyprian
Ambrose
Hipparchus
Archelaus
Epic of Gilgamesh
Assyrian, Babylonia, Akkadian tablets
Dead Sea Scrolls
Tacitus

The information also comes from the best and most thorough, scholarly and modern sources wherever possible, with the result that many authorities cited possess credentials from respected institutes of higher learning, and their publishers are some of the most scholarly in English (and other languages), such as the following.

Academic Publishers

E.J. Brill
Peeters
Kegan Paul
Oxford University/Clarendon Press
Princeton University Press
Cambridge University Press
Cornell University Press
Yale University Press
University of Chicago Press
University of Pennsylvania Press
University of Wisconsin Press
Johns Hopkins Press
Harcourt, Brace & Co.
Macmillan & Co., etc.

Those who really know what academia is will recognize the list above as the best of the most respected institutes of higher learning.

Professional Scholars

Dr. Miranda J. Aldhouse-Green, a professor of Archaeology at Cardiff University
Dr. Lee I.A. Levine, a professor at the Jewish Theological Seminary
Dr. Edwin C. Krupp, director of the Griffith Observatory
Dr. Emund S. Meltzer, American Egyptologist
Dr. James P. Allen, curator of Egyptian Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Dr. Erik Hornung, professor emeritus of Egyptology at the University of Basel
Dr. Henri Frankfort, Dutch Egyptologist
Dr. Jan Assman, professor of Egyptology at the University of Konstanz
Dr. Badrya Serry, director of the Antiquities Museum at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Egypt
Dr. Bojana Mojsov, Egyptologist
Dr. Reginald E. Witt, Egyptologist and professor at the University of London
Dr. G. Johannes Botterweck, professor of Old Testament and Catholic Theology at the University of Bonn
Dr. Alfred Wiedermann, Egyptologist and professor of Oriental Languages at the University of Bonn
Dr. John Gwyn Griffiths, Welsh professor of Classics and Egyptology
Dr. Raymond O. Faulkner, English Egyptologist
Dr. Tryggve N.D. Mettinger, professor of Old Testament Studies at the University of Lund
Rev. Dr. Alfred Bertholet, a theologian and professor at the University of Göttingen
Dr. Herman te Velde, a chairman of the Department of Egyptology at the University of Groningen
Dr. Andrew T. Fear, professor of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Manchester
Dr. David Adams Leeming, professor emeritus of English and comparative literature at the University of Connecticut
Dr. Patricia A. Johnston, Brandeis University professor of Classical Studies
Dr. David John Tacey, professor at La Trobe University
Dr. Edwin F. Bryant, professor of Hinduism at Rutgers University
Dr. Hugo Rahner, Jesuit theologian, dean and president of Innsbruck University
Sir Dr. Edmund Ronald Leach, Cambridge professor and anthropologist
Dr. Donald White, professor emeritus of Classics at the University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Martin Schwartz, professor of Iranian Studies at the University of California
Rev. Dr. Harold R. Willoughby, professor of New Testament and Early Christian Literature at the University of Chicago
Dr. Mary Boyce, professor of Iranian Studies
Dr. Payam Nabarz, Iranian scholar
Dr. Marvin Meyers, a professor of Religious Studies at Chapman College
Dr. Theony Condos, professor at the American University of Armenia
Dr. Aviram Oshri, senior archaeologist with the Israeli Antiquities Authority
Dr. Chris Dolan, American astronomer
Rev. Dunbar T. Heath of the Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland
Dr. John L. Heilbron, professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley
Dr. K.A. Heinrich Kellner, a professor of Catholic Theology at the University of Bonn
Dr. David Ulansey, philosopher professor at California Institute of Integral Studies
Dr. Robert M. Schoch, geologist and professor at Boston University
Dr. Henricus Oort, Dutch theologian and professor of Hebrew Antiquities at the University of Leiden
Rev. Dr. J. Glen Taylor, an associate professor of Old Testament at the University of Toronto

http://www.truthbeknown.com/zeitgeistsources.html

Rebuttal to Dr. Chris Forbes concerning 'Zeitgeist, Part 1'

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Top 10 myths about the religion part of Zeitgeist

"Over the past six years since the first "ZEITGEIST" film was released, I have spent many hours providing backup documentation for its religion part. It was significantly my work used in the religion part of the first film ("ZG1.1"), and I was a last minute consultant before it was released. Since that time, with hundreds of millions of people seeing the film in countries globally, there has been much debate about the contents. Most of the information being circulated has been incorrect, however, while the correct data largely have been forgotten or ignored.

Here I will provide a short list of the top 10 falsehoods being passed around the internet about ZG1.1. Those interested in the backup documentation or rebuttals of supposed "debunkings" may read my books, websites and forums."

- Acharya S

Here's the list followed by a brief response:

10. Zeitgeist has no sources
9. Astrotheology has been debunked
8. The words "sun" and "son" aren't cognate in English, as claimed
7. The twelve zodiac signs are not the 12 disciples
6. Ancient writers like Josephus, Pliny, Suetonius and Tacitus wrote about Jesus of Nazareth
5. The Egyptian god Horus didn't have 12 followers
4. Osiris/Horus was not baptized
3. Horus wasn't killed and didn't resurrect
2. The Bible doesn't mention Jesus' birthday, therefore Zeitgeist is wrong about December 25th
1. Horus's mother, Isis, was not a virgin

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