Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Hey guys – World ends in 12.

Yep, time for the Mayan and Sanskrit prophecies to come about – new age is dawning in less than twelve months … actually, just about exactly twelve thirty-day months.

The solstice of 2012 marks the end …

Evangelicals rejoice … YOU TOO Islamic Jihadists … the end-of-times is here …

tuck your heads in you asses and get ready to fart.

Finally – we shall be rid of you for once and for all.

AHHH … we should live so long … sigh …

more likely …

more of the same …

GOP will do all it can to harm Americans …

Democrats will … be Democrats … so less efficient than Britons … and far inferior to Norwegians …

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BUT HEY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

at least another prophecy will be out of the way … add to that the one about the next Pope being the last … and many of the world’s horrors will be done …

The Mayan saw an end – and nothing past it … the Sanskrit saw the dawn of a golden age of heavenly peace and love …

In twelve months we will see …




Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Grandpa Was A Deity


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Event observations get Research support

IQ 'can change in teenage years' (BBC News Story). Give time devoted to Ashkenazi IQ, this is interesting. as they say, "Until now the assumption has been that intellectual capacity, as measured by IQ, stays quite static during life."

... "But here we have shown that their intelligence is likely to be still developing.
... We have to be careful not to write off poorer performers at an early age when in fact their IQ may improve significantly given a few more years." Not Bad when taken in Context of Book & 1954-58  information :-D It seems to be documentation of experience described.

The real fun will come when additional R1a1 links and origins are revealed – then associated with finds in archaeology and possibly literary sources (like ancient scrolls) … which should be emerging in the next few years.

Editing be damned – content remains solid.

Only thing I have going for me is that the SHEM ERROR and the ORIGIN of OUR COMMON CALENDAR -- explanation as to why our initial calendar date does not match the history it supposedly is linked to -- holds up. Creationists be damned, and with them a thousand years of illogical assertions.

Grandpa Was A Deity – Editing PATHETIC

OK -- Five Book ... first without a Publishing House ... and I screwed the final editing process.  Can't blame anyone but me -- when just was unavailable, I should have found an editor ... especially after storm change so many quote-letter combos into Chinese characters.  OH WELL as the book concludes PATHETIC.

As the expression goes: MY BAD.

Monday, October 3, 2011

On Amazon.com

As of 3 October 2011, “Grandpa Was A Deity” is available in both Hard and Soft cover at Amazon.com – Kindle version should be there soon.

Sorry – as of today, no cover image has been posted.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Book about R1a1 Genetic Lineage

Seeking a Book about Genetic Lineage; want to know how our culture evolved; Interested in Hindu, Aryan, Hebrew, lineage and origins?  Or maybe wondering about the origins of the first, or earliest, Chinese culture and the Yellow Emperor.  If any of that is of interest to you, or if you just want to see what can be done when DNA and ancestral genealogy are brought together using online facilities, than you want to read the free preview of "Grandpa Was A Deity" at Google Scribd:   
There, having looked inside, you can also obtain an electronic version.  Of course, you can also download the book on Kindle.  

If hard copies are still your thing -- Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, and the Bookstore at iUniverse all carry both the hard and soft bound editions.

Discover for yourself why your distant ancestors, and mine, asserted "Grandpa Was A Deity". 

Friday, September 23, 2011

Book of Genesis

With all the bible thumping, and bible related pages, isn’t amazing that nobody has actually published a tabulation of the dates/patriarchs in The Book of Genesis?  Not even Wikipedia has taken the trouble to produce such a document/image. 

Time to correct that:

Genesis for Wiki_20110923

Had someone done so, they would have recognized two or more of the facts now contained in my newest book, “Grandpa Was A Deity.”  (Available through Barnes & Noble, Amazon.com and in bookstores, on or about 1 December 2011 –in hardcover, paperback and for Kindle.)

Note that Hebrew Year 3762 was reset to serve as our year one; note that the traditional Roman Calendar dates both relate to the the birth of Shem’s son – the first born after the mythical flood – also note that the Chinese Calendar is related to Enoch.

I can, without fear or any rational dispute, associate the Book of Genesis to these calendars and two or more famous astrological sites of ancient antiquity – and do so in “Grandpa Was A Deity.”

This is the first step in presenting a “decoded” Book of Genesis – and full explanation both the facts and the mythology presented there … Information which forever changed society.  (The religious would say, Information which goes to explain why the Hebrews were deemed “The Chosen People”.)

Friday, September 16, 2011

Began research on NEXT phase

Well… not sure it is really the next “Next phase” … but it is an expansion on “Grandpa Was A Deity”.

In this one, I look at the Book of Genesis in more detail – with some more possible revelations about how it was constructed.  In the meantime, there is a bit more on the 1927 discovery of ancient "geoglyph," in the Mideast desert.

The pictures indicate they are rather primitive when compared to structures like Stonehenge … they are also newer – currently dated at 2,000 years, or about the time of Christ.  Stretch from Syria to Saudi Arabia they are being compared to the Peruvian Nazca Lines.  The brief article, By Owen Jarus, appears at LiveScience.com – entitled: Visible Only From Above, Mystifying 'Nazca Lines' Discovered in Mideast – Thu, Sep 15, 2011.

Problem is, geographic & astrological alignments are required before we can place them in a meaningful or topical context. 

Monday, September 5, 2011

Relative to ARPACHSHAD

We know there was a Biblical DELUGE that caused a Flood.  The Deluge poured down across the surface of the Earth – do the math – with the force & volume of water pouring from the kitchen faucet.  It would have displaced all the air and even those secure in an Ark would have died over the course of 40 days and 40 nights.  Yet there are those who believe the story true.

Arpachshad is the Son of Shem & grandson of Noah.

He is the first born patriarch -- after the flood.  If you believe, than, as a common ancestor, Adam is a non-starter.  We all come from Noah and his three sons. 

In terms of astronomy, Arpachshad is interesting – as  can see here:


The interesting links are in the last three lines of the chart.  There is one relationship which connects him to the Founding of Rome in 753bce (shown here as Hebrew Year 3009).  The next thing of interest is the larger series of relationships to HY3218 (our 544bce) and the accepted Buddhist Calendar date.  There is a sixty-one year shift with another Buddhist ear date – but there is also a sixty-one year alternative Roman Date.

Both sixty-one year variances are significant in terms of the Biblical Chronology and dating system.  Should I reveal it?  Or allow you to wonder?

OH, you do realize there is a significance to the way the story dates Arpachshad, Shem and Noah – one revealed in “Grandpa Was A Deity”.  One which I call “The Shem Error.”

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Biblical Astronomy

Basically, why the Patriarchs have hundreds, to a thousand year lifespans?

Hey Stupid! It’s An Oral Book on Astronomy and related cycles.  Explains why Enoch – who “Walks with God” lives 365 years, and is Seventh Patriarch.


This chart is the Biblical Dates in Hebrew Calendar – It shows relationship between the Founding of Rome and the infamous Flood/Deluge.  It also shows that we are using the Hebrew Calendar – but so were the ancient Egyptians, Chinese and Mayans.  In turn, the Hebrews were using the Hindu Calendar.

Face it – we all used the Hindu … the Aryan … the Hg-R1a1 discovery and technology.  As you will learn, when you get your copy of: “Grandpa Was A Deity”. 

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Observations (not in “Grandpa was a Deity”, but will be in related book

Islam begins its Calendar in a year that was a DOUBLE Birthday of the World relative to: The Birth of Methuselah (symbolically links it to prevailing belief in Revelation of a Thousand Year Reign); The Birth of Joseph (The archetype Prophet of Egypt); the Birth of Miriam (emphasizing the Prophet’s concern for women, and the Prophetess of Israel).

Islam (622CE) is also keyed – both through the Hebrew and directly -- to the Babylonian Calendar.

Islam is keyed to the Exodus and the year in which Moses was Eighty (80).

Islam keyed – using the same Birthday of the World related determination – to the Greek Calendar, and, most curiously, to the beginning of the Mayan Fifth Epoch.

It is also, mathematically, possible to make a logical  connection between the year the Islamic Calendar begins and both Noah & Sarah.

There is also a Hindu Calendar connection to the Islamic Calendar which is derived from the information contained in “Grandpa was a Deity.”  This connection is necessitated because of the association to figures prominent in the Hebrew Genesis – who, themselves, are directly linked to the Math underlying the Hebrew Calendar.

MY THESIS:  ALL the prominent calendars of the ancient and modern world had a common origin.  This infers either those calendars were derived from a common design – a single calendar – or relied upon the same astronomical reference point.  Since these calendars emerged north of the Equator, that reference must be visible only in the northern hemisphere.

As I cite in “Grandpa was a Deity”, the Hg-R1a1 utilized “the Dog star” SIRIUS and Orion’s Belt for all of their astrological work.  Thus, it follows that there should be evidence that any culture which cannot be directly associated with Hg-R1a1 culture must have derived the connection independently – and then keyed their calendar to a date which specifically matched a Biblical Patriarch.

Raising the point:  What is so important?  What is so significant?  What is the astronomer’s link to those dates?  And why haven’t modern astronomers been able to identify it?

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

“Grandpa was a Deity” - at Publisher

Well, my long awaited book is finally done – and at the Publisher.

At this point, “Grandpa was a Deity” has the potential for challenging the dominant Abrahamic spin-off religions.

While not the core thesis, the book does mention St. Paul – the originator of the “Gospel of Faith” (& Grace, as expanded upon by St. Augustin) – as a possible self-identified member of our Hg-R1a1 tribe.  It do posit that the Leopard had never changed his spots; he was, and remained, devoutly opposed to any gentile conversion to the Judaism, as espoused by St. Peter.  However, he was in favor of those who followed the Law naturally, or could commit fully to the Laws.

His doctrine was aimed at those who were aligned with, and would retain adherence to, the pagan faiths.  For the pagans, all he needed to do was change the name Hercules to Jesus and allow them to continue their practices and beliefs.  Thus the subsequent additions to the New Testament – the post Paulian additions – focus on Herculean mythology of a divine resurrection.  Clearly inconsistent with the beliefs of someone who identifies himself as a Hebrew among Hebrews, a Benjaminite, and a Pharisee – a strict adherent to the Laws.  However the Pharisee are also believed to hold a belief in propitiatory prayer for the dead, judgment day, intercession of saints, and merits of the martyrs – all of which are now a part of modern Christianity.

There is this element implicit in the book: The Hg-R1a1 believed in a rational universe and defined int in terms of Astronomy – something they incorporated into the Book of Genesis.  It is also something which has never been reported on – though the fact that the knowledge was in the Torah, and intrinsically incorporated therein, has become a part of many mystical doctrines ... the Kabbalists and Freemasons come immediately to mind.

Rational mind: An All Knowing, All Perfect, Omnipotent Deity who creates a world that is perfectly imperfect – due to the introduction of elements of Chaos – and which incorporates Freewill, is NOT an interventionist deity.  Such a being does not require agents to do what has been planned and the outcome of which is already know.  The Hg-R1a1 doctrine seems to be that – there are basic laws to which, when followed, will avoid the individual falling into Realm of Chaos, and therefore allow them to be part of the predetermine design outcome.  By creating a doctrine which allowed the individual to avoid the Law, under the guise of gaining salvation, Paul created a situation where they would willingly run into the  Realm of Chaos and self-destruct.  Thus Paul laid the groundwork for the Inquisitions and the Great Plagues which dominated Europe while sparing other regions where the underlying disease also existed.

Paul could not defeat Peter’s efforts to convert the gentiles.  But by joining their numbers and playing upon their inherent belief system – based on the Herculean mythology – he could redirect them into a course of behavior that they would find easier to adhere to.  That behavior would also keep them from blending into the Hebrew culture and contaminating the genetic line which scripture was so strict in developing.

Significantly, the bloodline was designed to promote intelligence among the Levites – which is part of the thesis of “Grandpa was a Deity”, and an integral element in the tracing of the genealogy which inspired the book.

– For those who are interested in tracing their own Genealogy, “Grandpa was a Deity” will provide a guide to things which may well have more meaning than one might suspect. 

– For the adoptee, especially one who might have some documents which do not seem to agree with discovered facts, “Grandpa was a Deity” is a must read.

– For those who are Hg-R1a1, you have an opportunity to learn the true significance of your ancestry and the contribution it made to Modern Society and the “Best-of-the-Best” of the world cultures – a contribution which far exceeds the simple spread of the Indo-European language.

– For those interested in Biblical Mysticism, Religion, and what is REALLY the story behind, or story told by, The Book of Genesis, “Grandpa was a Deity” is, most assuredly, a must read.

LOOK FOR “Grandpa was a Deity” COMING TO AMAZON.COM, BARNES & NOBEL and other book distributors in December.

Friday, August 5, 2011


REUTERS gets suckered by

-- distributing this article:

“Half of European men share King Tut's DNA” By Alice Baghdjian

Mon Aug 1, 2011 5:52pm GMT

Apparently, by looking at a Discovery program on King Tut, some con-artist decided he could recover the results the actual researchers could not.  The results he claimed showed Tut to be Western European … in fact, it appears that Tut shared DNA with 70% of ENGLISHMEN

… ah the days of Empire when everything revolved around the Brits… even the sun unable to set upon them kept them eternally illuminated.

FACT:  If the results were as detailed as reported by the con-artist, then they had to be obvious to those original researchers … who had direct and unfiltered access to the computers and data.  Unfortunately, the researchers claimed only two male markers could be recovered … female markers permeate every cell and so are easier to recover.

If the information is real, than the researchers falsified the results in their paper – either willingly of their own volition, or because of some coercive pressure from the Egyptian government … in either case, the professional status and qualifications of the researcher is now in question.  Their paper is invalid, as will be any other research they, or their associates, might engage in.

Obviously, if they falsified the results -- by failure to report what was clearly obvious – they probably falsified other results as well.

The alternative is that the con-artists, representing themselves to be Zurich-based DNA genealogy centre, iGENEA Scientists, have perpetrated a clear fraud … or are in the process of doing so.

Clearly the matter needs to be investigated by a credible INTERNATIONAL Scientific authority agency and the dishonest parties prosecuted, or, at the very least, barred from any further involvement in the field.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The other Party of the Spread

July 25, 2011 New York Times: “Men in Grief Seek Others Who Mourn as They Do” By PERRY GARFINKEL

This got me thinking … especially since, having been through it twice, I can relate to the substance of the article.

One personal thought, or considered factor, is that it is wiser to marry  young – there is a longer period with the partner.  This would be highly important for a woman.  A male marries older, and so has a longer period in which he is self-sufficient … so has that to fall back on.   However, the cultural roles affect how we react to children … or how we cope.  For the women, the role is sans husband; for the man, it’s taking on the wife’s responsibilities.  Two very different environments.

Historically, where the man had multiple wives, or traveled extensively, the burden of a wife’s death was totally different than it is in modern society.

[Don’t have anywhere to go from that observation … it is not a fully formed subject area.  Though I have no doubt that, over time, it will germinate into a one.]


In passing, interesting statistic: “The number of men age 65 and older increased by 21 percent from 2000 to 2010, nearly double the 11.2 percent growth rate for women in that age group, according to census figures.”   Given that, modern society, environmental risks and medical care should be equal:  I suspect this reflects a male bias in post-war births.  (Men control gender, and research shows that, under stress, they generate more males.)

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Have you ever …

Every night, before I sleep, I lay in bed and read a little history.  Than, utilizing the dream cycle, my mind processes the new data and places it in the  context of that already acquired.  Sometimes the sleep is sound; sometimes it is fitful and I approach, or actually do, awake.

Last night I read a chapter from “The House of Wisdom”, and can safely say, my sleep pattern can be grouped with the latter.  Granted, I doubt it was the subject matter – rather, it was probably the combination of foods I had ingested which made me feel like I had been drinking.  Still, I awoke to see a pattern …

In following the R1a1 migration, we have followed a migration from east to west.  In the East, in India, among some Hindu, the Cow is held Sacred.  In the Middle East, from the dawn of agriculture to the notorious Biblical incident -- involving Aaron, Moses and that Golden Calf – the Cow, Calf or Bull were deemed to be Sacred.  In Greece, man emerges from the Bull and we have the Minotaur – which relates to the animal headed divine figures of Egypt.  Travel to the furthest geographic reaches of the period, to Iberia, and we find the classic Bull Fight – Man against Bull, Mortal against the Divine, the lower creature who emerged from the Sacred Bull, at war with the “Godhead.”

Spain, the furthest point in the spread of Islam during the Golden Age; the place where knowledge stops at the precise time it is expanding in the eastern regions.  It is the age of Translation and amplification in the Islamic east, and the age of emerging anti-Semitism in the Spanish and emerging Frankish west.

The is a flow and symmetry to the course of history, knowledge and cultural development.  Perversely, it is the uncultured nomadic Arab, enamored with the wisdom and scholarship of Persia and India, who balances, counteracts, the ignorance emerging in the west.  But that age of Arab enlightenment is short lived, and they fall back into their pattern of murder and mayhem.

In the tenth century, the Golden age crumbles, as a new age of Semitic scholarship arises in the Germanic city of Worms and spreads, is driven or propelled, eastward into what would be created as the Russian Pale – the ancient migration and trade zone of our R1a1 ancestors.

Patterns of knowledge and ignorance.

The uncultured and ignorant Arab persists in that role – those who claim Arab status, but do not fit that role, are really from other groups.  In the east, the Persian have been curators of knowledge for as long as there are records of such.  On the Mediterranean coast, those who claim to be “Palestinian Arab” are, based on yDNA, not “Arab” at all.  Those with ancient ties to the land of “Palestine” are, most likely, descendants of the Judean Tribes of Issachar and Zebulon – the symbiotic tribes of merchants and scholars, the developers and archivists of wisdom who, we are told, were established, over three thousand years ago, by a Biblical Moses.  If they honored themselves, rather than bowed to falsify of the murderous illiterates, these Palestinians would claim their rightful place as merchants and scholars – as many of their people have after venturing to those nations free of Arab domination and a culture based solely upon suicide generated mayhem.

Have you ever awoken to see a pattern?  Have you ever taken the time to think, to place things in context, rather than just accept the ignorance of “traditional” thought – the transient beliefs invoked by those seeking to dominant through the destruction of Humanity, and suppression of Wisdom … those whose guiding light is to bring the most harm to the most people … before it is realized that they offer nothing but death!?

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Abram (nee Lipschitz) Lipton c.1873-c.1910

One of the most annoying aspects of genealogy is the lack of data.  We lack records, basic information; even when we have them, we still discover that they are incomplete.  Even when there is a clear mandate for detail, or accuracy -- as with the United States Census -- tens of thousands of people are unaccounted for.  Often they are missing from a critical point in their history, and our inquiry.  Sometimes the information is there, but in a form that requires us to make assumptions and determinations -- with hardly any evidence to support them.

Just such a situation exists in the quest for the facts behind Lawrence Lipton.  Given his Jewish background and stated place of origin -- in Eastern Europe -- we immediately know that his family name was NOT Lipton ... no more than it is the name attached to my lineage.  Given that Jews in that period tended to Americanize their names, and that Lipton was most often the choice of those with the surname Lipshitz, it was no great surprise that this proved to be the case with Lawrence Lipton.  What was a surprise was the fact that his given name went through TWO transformations -- a birth name of Israel, then the unusual immigrant name of Isadore, and finally the literary name of Lawrence.

In a biographical sense, the information on Lawrence tell us all we need to know about and artist & author whose time has -- with the exception of anything that might be gleaned from "The Holy Barbarians" -- passed.  Published in 1959, "The Holy Barbarians" is credited for "making" Venice, California -- making it a place for those who would create the 60's anti-war generation to congregate.  "Barbarians" also contribute to the counterpoint basis for television sitcom "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis" (1959-1963) and provided the descriptive beatnik role model for the character of "Maynard G. (Walter) Krebs".  Lawrence Lipton documented his viewpoint on his experience with the dawn of a transitional period in American history.  But what do we know of him, or his family?  What do we know of the history which shaped the man and bring us to the writer/educator, Pace University Professor emeritus, James Lipton?

Certainly not as much as you will learn in this blog.

Lawrence's father, Abram (nee Lipshitz) Lipton, was born in, Russian controlled, Eastern Europe in the late nineteenth century.  His surname, "Lipschitz", is one of the few exclusively Jewish surname known to exist; it pre-dates the vast majority of European surnames.  We can document it's usage in Slutz (Russian) in the mid-sixteenth century, and connect it to the Wahl (elected) who was the "Jewish King of Poland for a day" (or, vaguely short period in which he was appointed to serve as transitional King until a Christian Polish monarch could be chosen). 
The Livshitz line is noted for its intellectual scholars and Talmudic scholarship.  Arguably, the surname dates to the Roman era border regions in Western Europe -- certainly, the line is connected by marriage to the ancient Rabbinic line of The Rashi -- a Talmudic Scholar of the tenth century Frankish city of Worms (now in Germany).     

Short of locating his naturalization papers, we currently have no information as to Abram's actual date & place of birth, or his parents names -- hence there is a broken ancestral link to the Livshitz scholars, King Wahl and The Rashi -- who is claimed to have been a descendant of the Biblical King David.  However, the 1920 census has Rosa et al naturalized in 1904, based upon an arrival in 1898 -- while possible, it would raise questions as to the parentage of brother Harry (nee Pon Lipshitz) who was born on 10 Jun 1900, and Lawrence had been born in October 1898.  The 1898 date would therefore unlikely, and infer Abram arrived in the States after September 1899 {while we normally speak of nine month gestations, since Greek times, it has been known that ten month, or 305 day, gestations are not unusual}.  Of course, Harry could have been a preemie -- but, in that period, survival with a gestation of only six, or, at most seven,   months would seem to be rare.

Thus, given the Census data related to Naturalization, we can infer that Abram left his pregnant wife to immigrate to America -- and that this occurred some time at the end of 1898, or, possibly, the begging of 1900.  We also know {from the Lawrence biographies} that Abram died sometime before 1912.  The 1910 Census shows Rosa as the sole parent, but also has her "married" -- as opposed to widowed -- for 15 years; that indicates Abram died between 1910 & 1912. The question is: What did he die of, what was the cause of death?  A question to which currently have no answer -- nor do we actually need one.  The real issue is: When did Abram arrive?  And that is answered by a search for Lipshitz in the New York Passenger Lists for 1820-1957 -- where we discover that, on the 13th of August 1900, a 23 year old married merchant, named Abram Lipshitz, arrived on the "Bulgaria", which departed Hamburg on the 29th of July.  The ship's record also tells us that his passage was paid by an aunt -- Chane Meissl.  Assuming this is our Abram, he arrived too late to be recorded in the 1900 Federal Census.
As shown here, there were several possibilities in the search records.  One appears to be too young, the other, age 40, is married and is therefore a possibility .  Another is 28, single and lists a brother residing on Manhattan's West 52nd Street.  Finally, there is a married merchant who arrived on the 7th of April, lists a brother-in-law residing on Henry Street, and appears in the 1900 Census as a boarder (with the Epstein family) at 13 Hester Street. {One remaining possibility, Abrahan Lifsch├╝tz, who lists his father, arrived 15 Nov 1898, claims to be a widower from Slusk -- three discrepancies which make it impossible for him to be Harry's father .}  Her we have the data on the August arrival and alternate possibilities:
_(INSERT)1900Aug13 ShipList_Abram Lipshitz(Married)

As we can see from the following, the April arrival was born in November 1873, making him roughly four years older than the age which appears in records related to Lawrence's mother, Rosa (nee Lipshitz) Lipton.
_(INSERT)1900Mar25 ShipList_Abran Lipshits(Married)

We therefore have two choices for Abram Lipshitz -- one born in November 1873 and in the Census records; the other Abram who arrived in August -- therefore denying us further collaborative documentation.  As we can see with the detailed insert, each of the two possibilities  offers residential alternatives to the family actually being from LODZ.  It is possible that Rosa and the children were residing in Lodz, with her family, prior to departing to join Abram in America -- which logically fits a four year separation.
_(INSERT)Possible_Lipshitz Fathers

Apart from any information that might appear in the Naturalization Papers, there is very little more we can learn about Abram (nee Lipshitz) Lipton from the available paper trail.  Until is further data, we shall assume he was born in November 1873 and died some time in 1911-- though a death in, but prior to April, 1910 could not be ruled out; therefore, Rosa could have counted her as married for Census purposes.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Tracing Lawrence Lipton (1898-1975)

One of the nice things about Ancestry.com – their records are cleaner and more accurate than those of EllisIsland.org.  Case in point, the arrival record for Lawrence Lipton (nee Israel Lipschitz) his mom and two siblings:


1903Jun02(Capture)Israel(Lawrence Lipton)Lipschitz

One must view the actual record to see the last residence for the family was LODZ, Poland (Russia).

Now for the Ellis Island website record:

1903Jun02(Capture)Passenger Record Lipschitz

Note the 6 MONTHS have become 6 YEARS old and the 4 – which is clear on the original record at both sites – has been lost.  Note also the last residence – an examination of the original record shows that “Rugloska” was the residence of the passenger immediately preceding the Lipshitz family.

Similar errors and omissions have plagued every search I’ve done at EllisIsland.org … a reality which, while not negating the usefulness of the Ellis Island database, does make access to Ancestry.com of far more valuable to serious passenger list research.

That said:  We now have our documentation as to the age and arrival date for the boy who would become, author of “The Holy Barbarians”.  We also have clear confirmation that, in terms of surname, he can be associated with  is of the Famed Lipshitz family of Talmudic Scholars – something which explains why, as a graphic artist, he chose to illustrate a Haggadah (a Passover prayer book) … for which he also won an award.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Lawrence Lipton (1898-1975)

As indicated in previous post, LIPTON is not an Esat-European surname.  It therefore is not the one which would appear on the Ship Passenger List for the asserted year of arrival (1903).  However, knowing that they are Ashkenazi and that Lipton was probably derived from the first three letters of the Russian name – it was not surprising to find the only passenger list match was for a family with the name Lipschitz.  Lipton is the traditional Americanization of the name Lipschitz (or its spelling variations).

The following chart demonstrates the comparison between the 1910 Census and the a 1903 Passenger List by which the arrival of Lawrence (Isadore in Census & Israel on Ship List) is documented to have been on 2 June 1903. 

(Capture) 1903  New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957

You will note that the estimated birth years for his sister “Esther/Esser and Lawrence (Isadore/Israel) agree – but, due to his 10 June birthday not having been reached, Harry/Pon varies by one year.  Rose’s (Rosa) birthday created a 2 year variance.

Exactly what the name “Pon” was supposed to represent, and how it became Harry, is a matter for his descendants to determine.  However, we can now state that Lawrence Lipton was born “Israel Lipschitz”,  in Lodz, Poland, in 1898; that, upon arrival, he was given the immigration name of “Isadore Lipton”, and that – when he became a writer – changed his name given name to “Lawrence”.

The full evidence from the Passenger List shows that Abraham Lipschitz -- residing in St. Louis, Missouri – was husband to Rose & father to Israel etal.

(SAMPLE)1903 ShipList_Lipschitz This evidence indicates that Lawrence Lipton and his son James Lipton are members of the illustrious Lipschitz line – the only exclusively Hebrew/Jewish surname -- which dates back, through a long line of intellectuals and Rabbis, to the famed tenth century scholar known as the RASHI. 

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Lawrence Lipton – Talent of the ‘Beat Generation’ – & Ashkenazi Polish … hence, probably, R1a1

I tried to find SOLID biographical data on Lawrence Lipton -- couldn't, so researched on Ancestry.com and came up with this: 

"Lawrence Lipton (October 10, 1898 - July 9, 1975) was an American journalist, writer, and beat poet, as well as the father of James Lipton."

Lawrence Lipton was born in Lodz, Poland (Russian region) October 10, 1898 -- son of Rose and Abraham.  Exactly what the family name was prior to arrival in America is uncertain, but, once here, they assumed the LIPTON surname.  Prior to assuming the  given name of Lawrence, this artist, journalist, writer, and beat poet was Isadore J Lipton, son of Rose and Abraham; brother to Esther (b.1895 in Poland), Harry (b.10 Jun 1900[or 1899] in Poland), Sam (b.1904 in Missouri) and David (b.1907 in Illinois).

The family appears to have journied to the United States late in 1903, or early 1904; upon arrival, continued on to Chicago, Illinos where Abraham died sometime priod to the April 1910 Census; Rose appears to have remained there for the rest of her life.  At that time, they lived at 1142 North Wood Street -- a residence which, on Google Maps, is shown to be For Sale.  In that census, their language is shown as Yiddish and their year of immigration, 1904.  The same census shows two girls who might be Isadore's first wife, Dorothy Omansky.  One is an orphan, Dora Omansky (b.1899 in Russia), who arrived in America in 1907 and is recorded among the 143 'inmates' at the Jewish Orthodox 'Marks Nathan Jewish Orphan Home' (1243, 1249 N. Wood St.); the other, Dorah (b.1904), daughter of Max Omansky, is living a half mile away -- at 712 (North) Paulina Street.  The 1930 census reveals that Max's daughter married Solly Goldstien -- and, therefore, cannot be the Dorothy who married Isadore in the early 1920's.  This leaves Dora Omansky as the likely first wife to Isadore.
1910 Census has Orphanage on Blucher Street, whose name and numbers were changed after WW2: The Blucher St. address is now the corner of W Potomac Ave. & N. Wood St.; thus placeing it only a tenth of a mile from Isadroe's 1910 residence.  Available information indicates that Dorothy and Lawrence were childhood friends -- this is consitent with a one year age difference that would have placed both in the same grade, while their proximity would have them running in the same childhood clique. 

Moving on to the 1920 Census, we find the 22 year old Isadore living, with his mother and three younger brothers, at 2145 division Street.  The census tells us that Isadore is single and working as Studio Artist -- it is in this period that he won an award for his illustration of Haggadah, a Passover prayer book.  During the 1920s, Lipton turned his hand to journalism and became a regular contributor to the Sunday feature section of the New York Jewish newspaper, Forverts; became publicity director of a large movie theater; wrote for Atlantic Monthly, The Quarterly Review of Literature, and the Chicago Review -- in the process becomming associated with Chicago writers Edgar Lee Masters, Sherwood Anderson, Carl Sandburg, Harriet Monroe, and Ben Hecht -- who lived only a mile away from Isadore and Dora.  We can presume that 'Dorothy Omansky', who is roughly the same age as Isadore & Hecht, is traveling in the same circles -- in the 1920 census, Hecht is shown as being 23 years old, as opposed to the 26 years his biographical age would infer (a similar age variance shows for Sherwood Anderson).
Some time in the early 1920's, Isadore (Lawrence) married Dora (Dorothy), who is generally described as his "childhood sweetheart"; a shot time later Dorothy died.  Around 1926, Lawrence Lipton married the 32 year old 'Betty Weinberg' (b.1894) -- their union produced a son, Louis James Lipton (b. Detroit, Mich, 19 Sept 1926),  By the 1930 census, Betty and 'Lous' (James) Lipton were living with Betty's parents in Detroit and Lawrence was out of the picture.  The census record also shows Betty's sister -- who, like Betty, was a teacher -- and her brother, a writer working in advertising.  James Lipton grew to be a writer, poet, composer and dean emeritus of the Actors Studio Drama School of my alma mater, Pace University.

Of himself, Lawrence has written that he was "compelled to work for a living from then on; forced to fight a running battle against time for my education (time stolen from sleep, from play, from work--and consequently from food very often), and lacking the kind of life continuity and integrated personality that gives a man a firm sense of purpose and direction."

After seperating from Betty, Lawrence married Georgiana Ann Randolph Craig (1908–1957), with whom he coauthored twenty-two books of mystery fiction during the late 1930s and early 1940s under the pseudonym of Craig Rice. After this marriage ended in divorce.

In 1948, Lawrence then married his forth wife, Nettie Esther Brooks.  He died in Los Angeles, California on 9 July 1975 -- his widow also passed away in Los Angeles, at the age of 74, on 10 Dec 1986.
Lawrence Lipton went on to write:
_The Laugh is Bitter (1942)
_In Secret Battle (1944),
_ Rainbow at Midnight (1955) - poetry, 
_The Holy Barbarians._ New York: Messner, 1959.
_The Erotic Revolution._ Los Angeles: Sherbourne Press, 1965.

Nettie Lipton: From the Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 16: The Beats: Literary Bohemians in Postwar America. Edited by Ann Charters, University of Connecticut. Gale Research, 1983. pp. 352-356.

The Holy Barbarians, the book that linked Lipton to the Beat writers, was published in 1959, when he was sixty-one years old. The cast of characters in the book included such "name" personalities as the writers Allen Ginsberg, Kenneth Rexroth, Kenneth Patchen, Stuart Z. Perkoff, Gregory Corso, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and Dylan Thomas. When Lipton wrote The Holy Barbarians he had settled in Venice, California, where a bohemian community flourished beside the Pacific Ocean, near the beach outside Los Angeles. Lipton's home became an informal center for the arts, with Lipton functioning as both teacher and catalyst. In the years immediately after the mid-1950s poetry renaissance in the San Francisco Bay Area, poets, writers, and artists often went down the coast to visit Lipton. For Lipton, poetry readings were at the heart of the Beat experience in Venice, helping to explain "the alienation of the hipsters from the squares." He stated that "when the barbarians appear on the frontier of a civilization it is a sign of a crisis in that civilization. If the barbarians come, not with weapons of war but with songs and ikons of peace, it is a sign that the crisis is one of a spiritual nature."

In Venice, Lipton had been associated with the movement to restore poetry as a vocal art long before the Beats became famous. "The printed poem is to the poem what the score is to a piece of music," he wrote in his essays "Poetry and the Vocal Tradition" and "Youth Will Serve Itself" in the Nation in April and November 1956.

Lipton began experimenting with poetry and jazz in 1956. Working first with Shelly Manne, then briefly with Jimmie Giuffre and Buddy Collette, he perfected his concepts of the integration of poetry with jazz music. In September 1957, Benny Carter and Jack Hampton, after hearing Lipton in a discussion about poetry and jazz with Kenneth Rexroth on a Los Angeles-San Francisco hookup on CBS radio, called on him to produce and direct a series of poetry-and-jazz concerts. The result was the First West Coast Poetry and Jazz Festival, dedicated to Dylan Thomas and playing to capacity audiences during its two-week run in early December. For these concerts Lipton drew upon the musical talents of Shorty Rogers, Bill Holman, Barney Kessel, Paul Horn and the poetry of Kenneth Rexroth, Stuart Z. Perkoff and several other young Venice poets. His own poems were included as well. In 1958 Lipton produced Jazz Canto, released by World Pacific Records.

After The Holy Barbarians, Lipton turned to the sexual revolution. He believed it to be a determined move on the part of millions of people to restructure the very process of orgasm itself. In The Erotic Revolution (1965), he recommended: "Repeal all the laws regulating pre-marital sex; Make legal marriage optional; Repeal all laws making homosexuality illegal; Repeal all the so-called 'unnatural laws' regarding the sexual act; Make contraceptives legal everywhere and free to low income groups; Make all abortions legal and free to those unable to pay."

Published in dozens of literary magazines and journals, his poetry and prose gathered together certain central themes that related to the social responsibility of the artist to participate in the formation of a society that was more than a collective. As a visionary, Lipton wanted the new society to be rational, functional, and responsible to the deepest needs of the human soul.

During the last years of his life, Lipton wrote a long-running column of political commentary in the Los Angeles Free Press called "Radio Free America".

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


TRAUERSPIEL ... Channe & Esther ... sisters (or cousins), Age 18, ...
born abt 1877, arrived 1895, ...
both from Siniewa, Russland ... arrive in NYC ...
then they vanish.

Where did they go?

They aren’t in the 1900 census – nor in any other census.    Where could they have gone?

Sunday, January 9, 2011

I Awoke

I woke up dreaming.
I awoke fat and flatulent.
I awoke as I normally do, and lay there continuing the thoughts that had awakened me.
This morning, like many mornings, they were about my life.  Could it have been better?  Or is this the “best of all possible worlds?”
I awoke with thoughts of the enormous surplus on my EMT credit card, and amazed at the fact I even had one.  Who could I feed with it?  How fat had I gotten over the past year or so, and still amassed such a balance to my monthly food allowance.
I awoke thinking how nice it would be to be GOD – on Earth – and have perfect knowledge.  To know which stocks would rise and which would fall.  To know which cards to play; which slots would pay off next; what words to write so that my books would outsell both “Harry Potter” and the Bible.
To be able to dictate a book – a perfect book – from start to finish while on my way somewhere to do something that would be pleasurable.  To email the recording to a secretary with instructions to send the finished manuscript to my publisher – and know that it would be a best seller.  That I could write of events before they happened, and be assured that they would.  To know that the writing would only change that which would ensure that the events of the story would play out as they were written – cause and effect embodied perfectly within perfect knowledge.
And then the thought:  I am GOD and therefore have perfect knowledge and therefore know who will wish for what and what the outcome of granting that wish shall be.  I would know that the cause of a mass murder next year was an event which happened, a decision which was made, on a country road a thousand years ago – the decision to turn left, or right, or proceed ahead.  Because of that decision, someone lived, or maybe died – or maybe they met, or maybe missed meeting, the love of their life; because of that meeting, or missed meeting, children were born, or not born, and from there arose a series of lives and deaths, meetings, discoveries, opportunities had or missed, which brought about the events next year.  That one decision – like an ancient butterfly flapping its wings to cause a storm on the other side of the globe –set in motion a series of events and interactions which resulted in a decision that lead to the violent, unforeseen, death of many.
The best of all possible worlds – a world in which an all knowing and all powerful entity could change any event, take any action, and know with absolute certainty what the outcome would be.
Imagine that you, or I, were that entity.  Imagine that we could take any action and know its outcome with absolute clarity of purpose and result.
Imagine the ramifications.
Imagine that we could have such power, such knowledge, and then imagine the world as it really would be – as opposed to that immediate, fleeting and sublimely irrational, idea of “perfection.”
You would never have to yell at your child – before the child was conceived, before you met the mate with whom they would be conceived – you knew every argument, every problem, every mistake that would be made and that there was absolutely nothing you could do to change it ... because your knowledge of the outcome of a choice was perfect and without error.
Imagine that you would need to weigh the errors, the problems, against the outcome and decide that certain things MUST occur – for, if they did not, you could not get from here, to there, and you would have no choice to remain here (where you are) for eternity.
Imagine that there is no sin – that you lied to your creation so it would not realize that it is you lying to yourself to allow events you know must happen to happen.
I could not awaken to win any lottery I played.  Nor could I write any book that would be so perfect that it would be immediately the unsurpassable best.  At best, I could allow someone to say something that will pass, or be considered a classic and so relegated to the corner of academia to be read, studied, and shunned with bursts of teenage scorn by those generations who followed.
Imagine a perfect path.
Imagine a perfect world.
Would there be death?  Could there be death?  And without death, could there be life?  No more children – they consume and consumption requires the death, or destruction, of something.  No more adults – they too require support networks that consume and destroy.
Of course: We could live without eating or the need to excrete waste, without aging, without disease, without clothing.  We could live without work – because there would be nothing to produce.  We could live knowing everything that could and would happen – but that would force us into inaction ... wouldn’t it?  There would be no purpose to actions whose outcomes are perfect and without doubt.
I awoke dreaming, thinking, and my mind followed the path it always follows ... trapped in a realm where there is a deity and we are it.
How to escape?
Perfection, an absence of error, a lack of imperfection, is paralyzing – and exceedingly boring.
But what if my life were my death?
What if to live I must reproduce, re-experience each of the possibilities anew through the next me, that next generation?  What if I could give birth to myself and spend my time as my own fetus?  I know, would know, that I am me ... but the process could be experienced anew.  All the possibilities – all the options and alternatives explored in the process of being who I am, was, will become.
You have no choices to make because the outcome is a given.  And yet!  Yet you explore each path – turning right, left and proceeding straight ahead – so that every action with led to imperfect is experienced and every path ... the sole ultimate path ... to perfection is derived again, and again, through each successive generation.  Infinite generations, taking infinite time, to explore the infinite  possibilities of that which made me who I am.
A circle of time and experiences – no beginning, and without end.
I awoke dreaming this dream.  And it told me that this is not only the best of all possible worlds, but that the idea of the Buddha, the ultimate attainment of ultimate knowledge within ones lifetime, is to simply recognize that everything that has, or will be, done is so that every possibility can be known and experienced.  There is neither good nor evil ... there was no “original sin” – there could not have been.  Perfect knowledge precludes anything having happened that was not foreknown and determined that it must happen for the events which follow from it to have happened.
I awoke as I went to sleep – thinking and exploring the possibilities.  I determined that my dream should be positive or negative.  That events should be logical, or illogical.  That it is totally logical for events to be totally illogical – and it would not, necessarily, be logical for me to prove that presumption.
I awoke fat and flatulent.
I woke up dreaming and living the life that made sense in terms of the life I had chosen to live.
It is, as the scorned philosopher realized, “The Best of ALL Possible Worlds.”  It is, if only because I have the power to make it otherwise and for some reason, without consuming enough to deplete my EBT Card – but in fact accruing a significant credit balance – I awoke fat and flatulent and feeling sorry for those (of me, of my alternative states) who will never awaken and do not understand why.  They do not understand why the only universally apparent law is the admonition embodied in “the Golden Rule” … It is us, that is, ourselves, we are doing it to.

I awoke to experience a new day.