"I claim that Jesus of Nazareth was born and raised in Somerset, the most sacred ancient area in the world, did the world but know it, and where he
first strove to make the world and his generation practise the virtues of love, charity, compassion, forgiveness and justice in a world then beset by
passion and hatred and lawlessness. If the modern world could be brought to understand the truth of the message I humbly place before all men it
might mean a big uplift in our own distressed era, but in time the truth must prevail."
(COMYNS BEAUMONT -THE GREAT DECEPTION)

COMYNS BEAUMONT'S seminal, and long-concealed, work, entitled "THE GREAT DECEPTION", addresses the manipulation of belief
by invading forces for purposes of control, assumed, possibly naively, by the author, to have been intended initially as a short-
term fix which has lasted until the present day with very serious, life-threatening consequences for the entire world, as displayed
in the current, rapidly worsening situation. The names of "sacred" sites in Britain (energetically powerful for various reasons) were
transferred to more convenient but less convincing places in the Mediterranean and the Middle East, where to this day most
people, disregarding the glaring anomalies, believe they belong.

Sunni Muslims regard Temple Mount as the third holiest site in Islam, the location of Muhammad's journey to Jerusalem and
"ascent to heaven".  It is one of the most contested religious sites in the world. Both Israel and the Palestinian Authority claim
sovereignty over it, and it remains a major focal point of the Arab–Israeli conflict. The present site is dominated by three
monumental structures: the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the Dome of the Rock and the Dome of the Chain. Currently it can be accessed via
eleven gates, ten reserved for Muslims and one for non-Muslims, with guard posts of Israeli police at each.

Temple Mount, erroneously identified with Mount Moriah, was also formerly identified with Mount Zion. It is the holiest site in
Judaism, where the "divine presence" (consuming fire?) was manifested more than any other place. Many Jews will not walk on
the Mount itself, to avoid unintentionally entering the area where the Holy of Holies stood, in case some (dangerous?) aspect of
the "divine presence" is still present at the site. It was from the Holy of Holies that the High Priest communicated directly with
"God".

The
Acra, or Akra, was a fortified compound in Jerusalem built by Antiochus Epiphanes, the Seleucid King, following his sack of
the city in 168 BC. Benjamin Mazar, during excavations in 1968 and 1978, by the south wall of the Mount, uncovered "features",
including barrack-like rooms and a large cistern, subsequently (erroneously) connected to the Acra.

Muhammad's Night Journey is the story of the prophet's transportation from Mecca to Jerusalem, and his ascension to heaven.
According to the Quran, he was escorted on this journey by the angel Jibreel (Gabriel).

THE NIGHT MARE BURAK
Muhammad's Night Journey
is the story of the prophet's transportation from Mecca to "the farthest mosque", which is believed to
be the
Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. The Lailat al Miraj led to Muhammad's ascension to heaven. (cf Ezra and Elijah)

The story begins with the Jibreel appearing to Muhammad and taking him to a white horse. This same "beast" was used by other
prophets before him, including Abraham (Ibrahim). Leading Muhammad to Jerusalem, the prophet met with other important
Islamic figures from the past, leading them in prayer. At this point, Muhammad
chose to drink milk over wine.

Continuing from Jerusalem, Muhammad and Jibreel flew on the beast, rising through the first gate of heaven and continuing on to
the seventh heaven. Along the way, he encountered many important figures from the history of Islam, including Adam, Isa, John,
and Joseph son of Jacob. He passed through the great flood, then encountered Harun and Moses (Musa). Jibreel and Muhammad
continued past the gates of Paradise, where he met God and spoke to Him.

Upon returning from Paradise, Muhammad came back to Mecca, where he described his journey to Abu Bakr,
who had been there,
and he agreed that the description was accurate.

The Lailat al Miraj, the Night Journey, is still widely celebrated in some Muslim countries, with prayers, celebrations and offerings
and
lighting candles and lights.

The Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem is considered holy by nearly all sects of Islam, and many  visit the site.

While some believe that the journey was physical and Muhammad was actually transported to Jerusalem, and others claim that the
journey was spiritual and his body remained where it was- all agree that the importance of Jerusalem in the story of Lailat al Miraj
makes it a holy city in Islam. Thus, they join Christians and Jews in this belief, and the city of Jerusalem is holy to all three faiths.

NEHEMIAH'S NIGHT JOURNEY TO JERUSALEM (ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL)
Nehemiah
was instrumental in the rebuilding and reestablishment of Jerusalem in the fifth century BC, following the Babylonian
exile. Although there is no consensus about the relative chronologies of the Books of Ezra and Nehemiah (the Biblical dates are
unclear), both men worked together to restore the city.

Nehemiah was a high official in the court of
King Artaxerxes I at the capital city of Susa, which lay 150 miles east of the Tigris
River. Nehemiah was close to the King, serving as the his cup-bearer, and, hearing about the sad state of affairs in Judaea,
Nehemiah acquired the king’s permission to return to Jerusalem and rebuild the city and its fortifications. He was even given
letters from the king to ensure safe passage and to obtain timber from the king’s forest for the gates and walls of Jerusalem.

Nehemiah 2:12-15 (KJV)
12 And I arose in the night, I and some few men with me; neither told I any man what my God had put in my heart to do at
Jerusalem: neither was there any beast with me, save the beast that I rode upon.

13 And I went out by night by the gate of the valley, even before the dragon well, and to the dung port, and viewed the walls of
Jerusalem, which were broken down, and the gates thereof were
consumed with fire.

14 Then I went on to the gate of the fountain, and to the king's pool: but there was no place for the beast that was under me to
pass.

15 Then went I up in the night by the brook, and viewed the wall, and turned back, and entered by the gate of the valley, and so
returned.


MASON BIGELOW

TEMPLE MOUNT