Note that much of what you find written online about the Kolbrin is pure sensationalized fabrication. Marshall Masters stole the manuscript for the Kolbrin from the Culdian Trust (its rightful owners), renamed it “The Kolbrin Bible” (it makes no claims of its own to be a Bible), republished it under his own name and then marketed it to catastrophism planet X fanatics as a End Times book (of which it says little). In reality, the Kolbrin is simply a published compilation of an assortment of ancient Egyptian and Mesopotamian scriptures hidden and passed down from generation to generation in Great Britain. It is precisely what one might expect of ancient translated documents–and its existence is highly relevant to Book of Mormon scholarship.
More and more of the obscure kings, places and people mentioned in the in the Kolbrin are being found in ancient British documents by a growing body of researchers. As an example follow the links in this excerpt for contemporary sourced accounts of those mentioned.
This task was undertaken and carried out by order of the Tothnaelethan made in solemn accord, assembled as beforetimes at Tanagekil near Sunderstow. One hundred and sixty years after the death of Ardpeth, the last king. Twenty years after the death of Garadon Pankris. Eighty years after the death of Kelwin. One hundred years after the death of Afterid. Thirteen years after the death of the great king [Eorcenberht of Kent? died 664 AD] who died in the year of the devil’s breath. This dealdew, lasting upward of a dozen years, so striking the land that people lost their distinctions, and the long conflict came to an end. Forty-four years after the battle of Strathard, when the Christian king died in his forty-sixth year, going down with a great slaughter before the hand of Kadwilan of the Firstfaith [Cadwallon?, 634 AD], who died at the hands of a treacherous king, being trapped between the trees by Dinsleir. In the month of September, between the seventh and the tenth day, in the third year of the reign of Ethelbred [Æthelred of Mercia?], which is the seventh year in the reign of Egfrid, son of Oswey [Ecgfrith son of Oswiu, 645-684 AD], king of the North Saxondom. The fourteenth year in the reign of Ardwulf, king of East Saxondom [Ealdwulf of East Anglia? 664-713 AD] and the second year in the reign of Ketwin, king of West Saxondom [Centwine of Wessex from the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle? ~676 AD]. The fourth year in the reign of Lothir, king of all the Kents [Hlothhere of Kent? 673-685 AD], and the fifth year we suffer under the afflicting fires of the Black Bull of the North [Bridei in Pictish raids of 672?]. It is two hundred and twenty-two years since the coming of the long-sword-wielding warbands [the saxons, named after their seax swords] and one hundred and sixty-five years since the death of Okther [Octha of Kent? 500-543 AD]. It is one hundred and thirty years since the last warband came and stayed with the land they took, when Britain ceased to be [saxon conquest], during the reign of King Ifor. (OGS:0:1, Translated by John Laid Ledylith)
The Kolbrin, is essentially the ‘Book of Mormon’ for Great Britain. Much like the Book of Mormon, it claims to come from a large collection of manuscripts and tablets engraven on scrolls parchments and even metallic plates by ancient spiritual leaders/historians, taken to Great Britain from the Middle East some time around 700-400 BC. The book is predominantly composed of spiritual material but also contains a small amount of history. The earliest manuscripts in the book appear to have been written in Egypt at least as early as the first or mid second millennium BC, although most are written and compiled later by a religious cult referred to as “the sons of light.” (Likely an Israeli priestly cult — see Hoskia and the Northern Kingdom below.)
This King Hoskiah, travels with members of this group from a temporary exile in Kadesh to Britain some during the first millennium BC possibly remaining a relatively cohesive unit until they were converted to Christianity just after the death of Christ. These records were then handed down through some type of hermetic order until persecution devastated the order and destroyed many of the manuscripts during the Romanization and later Christianization of Britain between 400-1100 AD. The book, much like the Book of Mormon is already the source of deep controversy. Skeptics, such as the authors of RationalWiki, claim the book to be a clever forgery (a stance they’ve soften on as more evidence has come forward). Much like the Book of Mormon, early skeptics called the book a hoax. But as more and more evidence of ancient origins come to light, some skeptics have changed their tune— now suggesting the historically accurate aspects of the text must have been forged from other ancient texts. In reality, the text is EXACTLY what one might expect from ancient translated documents, and their contents and history are incredibly relevant to any Book of Mormon scholarship. Their mere existence, in light of the hermetic order which claims to have guarded these records through the centuries gives legitimacy to the idea that similar ancient hermetic group guarded North American records brought from the Middle East as well. Also of interest is the striking similarities between the many of the myths and stories found in these ancient documents and those found in ancient native American cultures. As well as the secrecy guarding its coming forth.
Historically, the manuscript collection might have even been what Richard Williams Morgan, wrote about in his 1857 book “Britons of Cambria” where he related that the ancient head Arch-Druid had before him a “volume of esoteric mysteries” referred to as “the coel-bren.” The wisdom of which allowed Druidism to merge seamlessly into Christianity, stating that Druidian “rites, festivals, canonicals became those of the Christian Church. Little variation exist[ing] between the modern ceremonials… and those of Druidic Britain two thousand years since. (reference)
A careful reading of the Kolbrin shows how and why this would be the case. As Druidism had its roots in the Jewish and Egyptian texts brought by the “sons of light” described in more detail below.
(excerpt taken from “thekolbrin.com”)
Although the last major spiritual writings in the Kolbrin date to at least the seventh century AD, the modern publishing of the Kolbrin are said to be traced back to a large collection of manuscripts salvaged from Glastonbury Abbey during an arson attack that was intended to destroy them. It was the time of history when there was a great suppression of monasteries. As fate would have it, the once considered heretical works were transcribed on bronze tablets by the religious druids of the time. Since they were thought to be destroyed during the fire, they were preserved in secrecy.
Since then, much of the original text was lost or destroyed due to the passage of time, their environment, and human error. Each caretaker though, has gone to painstaking efforts to preserve what was left and to fill in the gaps with the correct knowledge in order to preserve the original meaning. During the early fourteenth century, John Culdy, the leader of a small community in Scotland, owned The Kolbrin and took steps to ensure its survival beyond his care.
The Kolbrin eventually became known as The Bronzebook of Britain, and the contents of additional salvaged manuscripts known as The Coelbook were later incorporated into it to form the modern version. In the early parts of the twentieth century, the responsibility of The Kolbrin’s preservation rested with a small religious group in England that never gained much power due their very restrictive membership requirements.
The current custodian is The Culdian Trust, which was formed in 1980. The Culdian Trust inherited The Kolbrin and other books when the Hope Trust was deregistered around 1995 in accordance with its constitution. Around 1992, an elderly man from the Hope Trust who is now deceased put together the current draft from the originals. His character, reputation and relatives are still living. He was an extremely private man while alive and the trust are respecting his wishes with regard to continued privacy.
The Culdian Trust members were not allowed to see the original manuscripts on which the most recent version of The Kolbrin was derived, nor do they understand how they came into the elderly man’s possession or where he sent the originals upon completion. They believe, based on speculation, that he may have been a member of a hermetic order probably based in England, so the original manuscripts may have gone back there. Despite the continued ambiguity of The Kolbrin’s origins, a Culdian Trust representative that knew the man for approximately twenty years held him in high regard and found him to be a man of extremely high integrity.
Much like the Book of Mormon, it would appear that guardians of the metal and paper manuscripts upon which the book came, are purposefully withholding any physical scientific evidence of the ancient record from the world.
Relics Passed Down with the Books
Those familiar with Joseph Smith’s description of the items he found within the cement container which housed the golden plates might find this excerpt included in the Kolbrin familiar. It describes the items passed along with this ancient record…
“When I was young my grand-father told me that the Kolbrin had been brought back to light by his grand-father’s people in the place known to them as Futeril Cairn, beyond the pool of Pantlyn at Carclathan by way of Gwendwor in Wales.”
“I remember him saying it was originally written in the old alphabet of thirty-six letters. The books were stored in a tinker’s budget box, the lid of which was not hinged but held with flanges and lifted off after being heated, a cunning device of the wayfaring tinkers [Traveling MetalSmiths]. It was also secured with pins and stirrups. There were goblin heads at the corners and it was fastened by locking bars inside and out. I never saw it, nor did I know anyone who knew whether it still existed.”
“I remember being told that inside the box was a clear glass roundish ball about the size of a large apple, which at one spot reflected all the colours of the rainbow. It was encased in a precious cagework inside a protective cover of horny hide which had raised swellings, the like of which my grand-father had never seen before. He knew a lot about animals and their hides, but could not tell what this was; he thought it might have been the hide of some kind of large, horny snakelike creature such as those which live in deep lakes.”
“There were two stones of dullish glass like rainstones, one being whitish at one end. Each was oval in shape and somewhat flattened and tapered towards one end. Grand-mother used to tell fortunes with these and they went to cousin Sarah in America. There were two other pieces of rounded glass set in something made of bone which had pretty designs engraved on it. The bone setting was falling apart and was of no conceivable use. There was also a bluish coloured cross with an opening at the top and its arms were forked at the ends. This was fastened by a small chain curiously worked, to piece of round brass about the size of a small plate which was engraved with figured, of which a bird, a wand, two billhooks, a whip and some heads could be made out. There were beads of blue and red and a brooch shaped like a hook and made of gold. There was a acorn-like cap such as Flamens wear.”
“There was also a longish brass object like a knife, with engraving, in a wrapping of rotten wood. That is all there was, except for the books which were not like books at all. I do not know what became of the other items. I saw the glass ball once when I was a small child but cannot remember much about it, except that it was hollow at one end and when I put a finger in the hollow it felt warm.”
It would almost seem that both the Kolbrin and Book of Mormon were preserved using the same interesting protocol. Each containing a record, a knife/sword, a shield of some sort and some type of seer stones or crystals to aid mystics in “translating”. In LDS and Jewish tradition there were multiple “seer stones” like the Urim and Thumim given by God (or might we presume, higher beings of some sort?) to man in the early days of civilization. As the Book of Mormon says concerning the seer stones they found of the Jaredites… “I will prepare unto my servant Gazelem, a stone, which shall shine forth in darkness unto light, that I may discover unto my people who serve me, that I may discover unto them the works of their brethren, yea, their secret works, their works of darkness, and their wickedness and abominations. And now, my son, these interpreters were prepared that the word of God might be fulfilled…” (Alma 37:23–24). It has been said by some sources that these stones were made of crystal and were fashioned to use the natural properties of these crystals to enhance the “psychic” or revelatory abilities of one with spiritual gifts (the ability to communicate with the dead or across dimensional boundaries? See Law of One, Crystals). This is likely where the idea of gypsies with “crystal balls” came from and why in this account the author accounts that his grandmother used these to “tell fortunes”. In the Book of Mormon, Ammon warns of this type of misuse of seer stones saying, “no man can look in them except he be commanded, lest he should look for that he ought not and he should perish” (Alma 37:23).
Also of special note to Book of Mormon readers is the way in which the ancient authors of the Kolbrin reconciled their Egyptian (and Jewish?) concepts of God and a Messiah to the Christian concepts brought to them by early missionaries.
“13. How straightly comfortable a scribe am I, who reconciles the mystic daughter with the lowly mother! Who places the crystal-clear chalice beside the blood-filled golden cup! Who combines the divine circle with the eternal cross and the sorrowful son with the triumphant fighting father!” (Britain Book or BRT 5:13)
Also of interest is the section reminiscent of the “voice from heaven” in 3 Nephi 8-11 as well as other Old Testament revelations in the Book of Mormon. In the Book of Gleenings an account is given of a revelation matching remarkably with that of Jeremiah and Isaiah regarding sacrifice and burnt offerings
GLN:15:1 The Voice of God came out of the Heavens unto His servants even before the days of Wunis, but in these days, it has come to certain of His Devoted Ones who heard it within the cavern of visions. Afterwards, each wrote it down according to his own hearing, and lo, when they came together, it was seen that each had recorded the same words. Thus, the things, which were heard by the three and set down by them in writing, all being agreed alike are things recorded forever.
GLN:15:2 “I am the Voice of God Who is the God of All Men and Ruler of their Hearts. I have many aspects and come differently to all men, I am the God of Many Faces. To you, My servants, I give these words, that they may be carried to all men. Obey My commands, and I will be your God. I will enlighten and instruct you, guiding you along the way. I desire your love and loyalty, and your adherence to My plans, but I do not desire your servility. I am not only your God, but your Commander, as well, and so I expect obedience and discipline, as befits those who prepare for harsh and grim battles such as those, which lie ahead.”
GLN:15:3 “My desire is for love rather than futile sacrifices of burnt offerings, but it should not be a passive love but one expressing service in My Cause. A certain knowledge of right and wrong, with free choice of the former, is of greater value in My sight than pointless, ritualistic worship. I derive no pleasure from the wasteful shedding of blood from bulls and lambs. I gain nothing from the fat of sheep and the flesh of goats. I am the Creator of All, so what can men give that would increase My greatness? Men are misled if they believe that their sins can be purged by vain rituals. Only active goodness can obliterate the stain of sin… (see GLN:15:1)
Content of the Kolbrin
Much like the Old Testament, (and the “Jaredite 24 plates” of the Book of Mormon), the Kolbrin starts with a creation story. Although it shares some similar aspects with the Bible account it gives several versions and uses very different wording. The sophistication of the language has more of an eastern flavor than most ancient western creation accounts. It is quite similar to (and I believe shares a common source with) the Hindu Veda, Manusmriti or laws of Manu (extent texts typically dating from the 2nd to 3rd century BCE – read one version here).
-It also contains two separate flood accounts (one global and what seems to be a local flood and tower story likely added at a later date)
-It also contains a Biblical exodus story given in a format, detail and style much different than that in the bible (these accounts are from an Egyptian perspective, but are explicitly said to have been added at a later date, and of questionable origin).
-The account of the destruction and recreation by flood and fire shares similarities to both the biblical Noah’s flood and the Hindu Yuga cycles & Mayan Baktun cycles (which each were split into four creation ages and each sharing a period of 144,000–years in Yugas and days in Baktuns).
-Note the CRAZY correlation between CRT:7:5 and the 52 year Maya and Aztec Calendar Round. Book of Creation 7:5 says, “These and many other things were taught by Habaris, but many of his teachings displeased the people of Krowkasis who were then as they were before Herthew’s forefather was led away. So Habaris concealed many things from them and taught, by simple tales, things within their understanding. He taught them the mysteries concerning the wheel of the year and divided the year into a Summer half and a Winter half, with a great year circle of fifty-two years, a hundred and four of which was the circle of The Destroyer.” Note that the Aztec & Maya calendars are completely built around the 52/104 year Venus century. (see my article to understand how it was computed)
-The stories of Maya & Lila (Book of Gleanings), and numerous usage of the concept of Illusion and the Lotus (Book of Gleanings, Book of Scrolls), as well as names like Bramathamlin also suggest a common origin with some Mesopotamian and/or Hindu texts. (compare the epics of Maya Sita with Maya & Lila for instance)
-Much is spoken of Osiris and other early Egyptian myths. Many late period Gnostics adapted these myths into Israel’s Abraham. Comparison of these ancient texts with early Jewish, later gnostic, or the channelings of Joseph Smith on Abraham may give insight into possible truths which often lie behind ancient mythos and the modern cultural adaptations.
-One can find evidence suggesting that the Kolbrin’s story of Hurmanetar is actually an ancient Egyptian version of the Akkadian epic Gilgamesh in this article. Hurmanetar as Gilgamesh.
-The “Twice Born” Egyptian cult mentioned pervasively throughout many chapters of the text is a well known concept in Hindu ancient literature. See Dvija (Sanskrit: द्विज) Particularly in the “Laws of Manu“, and ancient script associated with the Rig Veda. Manu being the archetypal man or Adam in Hindu texts. Undoubtedly many of the Kolbrin mythological heroes like Hahrew, Yosirah and Kohar are proto Hindu concepts which can be found in Hindu texts under different names.
-The “serpent” who should only be aroused by the twice born and “sleeps at the bole of a tree from which hangs the body of man, the tree of his backbone” of SCL:9:18 very obviously corresponds to the teachings of kundalini in Hindu thought.
– Ramsis in SOF:2:9, who “built the Great Temple of Ramen” is obviously one of the Ramesses of Egypt. SOF 2 details the rebirth and temple rights of the “twice born” in Egypt.
-A second variation spelled Rasmus is given in MAN:25:4. This time in association with an Egyptian Coup of some sort. “Rasmus, they slew in the antechamber, he died not from the blows before his face but from the steward’s knife behind… Neferlehi, they took; they carried her off. Proud and upright, she went, to die in a foul place by the terrible hooks of the tormentors. Her greater loveliness will live forever in the Halls of Eternity. It will exceed the radiance of the sunlight and enfold the heart like the pale glory of the moonbeam. The son of Rasmus and his children, they slew and tormented, his residence they defiled and laid in ruins.” Could this be Ramesses III and Tiyi his mother who was assassinated in the Harem conspiracy led by his secondary wife Tiye and her eldest son? This small section seems to have come to England late, as the excerpt notes “The records… survive, they journey on and they come to you.”
-MAN:33 gives an incredibly unique version of the Osiris Myth. In this version Osiris is called Osireh, in MAN:33:28 Horus, his son is called Hori, Aten called Atem. Isis his wife is called “Esitis… or in the tongue of the old river people the name became Ness. Later, this was changed to Nesit, which in the old tongue meant she who was Ness”. In this version Set (called Setis here) is the brother of Isis instead of Osiris.
-Tathomasis in Man 34:29 is said to have “came to make the name of Egypt known throughout all the lands”. He immediately precedes “Nabihaton” who is undoubtedly the historical Akhenaten or Amenhotep meaning that Tathomasis is likely one of the Thutmose’s (likely Thutmose I the Great) who campaigned deep into the Levant and Nubia, pushing the borders of Egypt farther than ever before in each region.
-Starting in MAN:34:33, an incredibly interesting version of Akhenaten (called Nabihaton) is given concerning his corruption of Egyptian religion and the people’s rejection of Atenism. Note that Akhenaten’s mother Tiye is called “Towi” in v. 35
-Pharaoh Nafohia could be Nefaarud, known to have ruled after Egypt’s revolt of Persia’s king Darius.
-‘Pharaoh Athmos’ mention in Sons of Fire 6:9, is likely Pharaoh Ahmose of the 18the dynasty who ruled around 1550 BC. The Kolbrin also mentions that sometime after “Egypt was at war with the Abramites for their great red-headed king had committed adultery with the wife of a prince of Paran”. This could possibly be a reference to some Judge or faction of the early Israelite nation.
-The accounts of “Hiram” could possibly be referring to Hiram of Tyre, or some other Mediterranean King with this popular ancient name.
-Many other correlations can be drawn between Egyptian pharaohs mentioned in the Kolbrin and Historically verified accounts of Egyptian history.
-OGS:1:22 mentions King Bladud who is a legendary king of the Britons who supposedly ruled for twenty years from 863 BC or perhaps 500 BC. At some point, someone should go through the orginal source of the legends to see if the wife Kelwinith, daughter of Molmed or other names mentioned are corroborated in the ancient annals. Bladud and his son Leir (of Shakespeare’s King Lear) are supposedly of the house of Brutus of Troy. However, none of the other historical names of that line seem to agree with those given in the Kolbrin.
-Lucius Clorus mentioned in BRT:9:1 who it says “was named King Coel” is undoubtedly the same as Lucious of Britain or Lles map Coel in Welsh, credited with introducing Christianity into Britain in the 2nd century.
-The death of “Okther 165 years ago” could refer to Octha, founder of Saxon Kent. This would give 677 AD minus 165 = 512; Octha’s death date is unknown, usually put at 522 or later. But he is not mentioned in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle and in British sources like Nennius seems to be earlier, taking over from his father (or grandfather) the legendary Saxon leader Hengist after 488 AD.
-However, we also have a date of 677 AD as year 2 of Ketwin’s kingship of West Saxondom and year 14 of Ardwulf’s reign over the East Saxons. The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle has a ‘Centwine’ ruling Wessex 677-, yielding 678. Ardwulf is not the name of any recorded Anglo-Saxon king, but there was an Aldwulf ruling East Anglia from 663/4-, which would give us a writing date of 677/678 AD.
“The “fourth year in the reign of Lothir, king of all the Kents” leads us to Kentish king Hlothhere (Latin Clotharius or Lotharius) who acceded 674/675, yielding a date of 678-9.
-There are various similar mentions in both Manuscripts 6 and in the Admonitions/Lament of Ipuwer.
Hoskiah & a Connection to Northern Tribes of Israel
Its hard not to draw a connection between the early King “Hoskiah” of SOF 7:1 who “was the Bowman of God and brought the Children of Light to the Land of Mists” and Egyptian ally (or perhaps even vassal) Hoshea the last king of the Northern kingdom of Israel in the Bible (likely carrying on the work of Hezekiah & his religious reforms effectuated because of the fear brought onto Judah by the demise of the Northern Kingdom).
The tale begins with King Hoskiah who “knew the Almighty God and looked up to Him as the God of his fathers.” Much as the southern kingdom of Judah would have looked upon the kings of the Northern Kingdom, the scribe seems to see Hoskiah and his people as somewhat apostate, “knowing the truth only in part, for having stolen Him they were unable to know Him fully.” In verse 4 we learn that apparently his people are destroyed by a stronger hand and Hoskiah escapes to Kadesh on Southern border of Judah and Egypt where “those who remained alive with him slept in strange places, for they were sought by the king who had been victorious.” This “victorious king” would have been a reference to Shalmaneser V of Assyria who came against Samaria in 727-725 BC, deposing Hoshea and later taking the kingdom and deporting its residents around 720 BC. The bible and other written histories do not indicate what happened to king Hoshea.
In the story Hoshea’s brother Isais is placed on the throne in his stead, taking his kingdom and wives. Soon after Hoskiah’s favorite wife Athelia is mauled, defaced and banished for insubordination. A somewhat mythically natured tale is then given of their reuniting and her suicide causing Hoskiah to flee to the ‘ends of the earth’ in remorse.
Greater evidence to the likely Israelite background of Hoskiah is given when after travelling to “the land of Mists” (England or Ireland) Hoskiah “sent to Pelasi for the remnants of the Children of Light. None of them came, for they said it was not meet for them to journey to the edge of the Earth to dwell among barbarians”. They said, “We will retain the light here, for out there, it will surely be extinguished.” Later, four ships did come, but they “carried the standards of Ashratem. With them came Enos Husadim of the Sons of Dan, a learned man from the slopes of the mountain, which rests in darkness and reaches up to the limits of light” (SOF 11:9-10). The mountain mentioned would likely be a place on the Iranian plateau where the ten tribes were exiled.
After Hoskiah’s death the revelations or “light of Amos” is brought to Britain and is paraphrased in SOF 13:21 expressing the belief that the Sons of light’s “destiny lies in a much bleaker land, where our seed will be planted in strange soil. It will lie within the bosom of an untamed land, until quickened to growth by the warmth of the desires of men.” This is undoubtedly quoting from Amos 7:17 & 9:15,
17 Therefore thus saith the Lord; … thy land shall be divided by line; and thou shalt die in a polluted land: and Israel shall surely go into captivity forth of his land. 14 And I will bring again the captivity of my people of Israel… 15 And I will plant them upon their land, and they shall no more be pulled up out of their land which I have given them, saith the Lord thy God.
A bit later the scribes even describe how keeping records was part of the temple practice of the Children of light. As well as how they were later “scattered” and lost.
32 Our light was lit in the land of our beginnings. Many books were made and kept in four places, and we were in truth Children of The Written Word. There were scribes and readers, officials and guardians. There were servants and those, who served in the courtyards…. 34 As the name, The Children of Light, is written in the old characters, it may also be read as The Children of The Written Word, and this is a truth. We alone preserve our secrets in this manner. The Children of Light followed a destined course by abandoning their altars in the land of their beginnings, and went to dwell among strangers, where many ate at one table. We do not know what befell of their books, for those we have are rewritten. We know the Children of The Written Word went Northward after the scattering, but we do not know what were their journeyings. (SOF 13:32-34)
Abundant myths exist which suggest that some of Zedekiah’s children (the last king of Judah) also fled to Ireland after the Babylonian siege of Jerusalem. See this site for instance.
For Book of Mormon believers, of note is the Kolbrin verse which states,
We know about Lothan and Kabel Kai, designer of houses, who sailed around the edge of the Earth. With them was Raileb, the scribe, who knew hidden mysteries. They gathered the records, which were in kIndia, and carried them the long sea journey, believing the records safer among the barbarians than among those who sought to destroy them. If the records are destroyed by barbarians (SOF 13:35)
Could this be a precursor to Mulek of the Mulekits who the Book of Mormon states made their way to the New World? Strangely, the Kolbrin talks about ships full of people who came to England about this time who “were divided and… wished to set up the eagle and serpent [see Uraeus & relationship to feathered serpent cult of the era] and went to the Harbour of Giants in Belharia, The same giants are builders of great temples, and they are six cubits tall.” (SOF 12:15) One of King Hezekiah of Judah’s main reforms about this time was to destroy the Nehushtan or Bronze Serpent of Moses which had come to be the focus of an idolatrous cult. (see 2 Kings 18:4, and this reference) This is noteworthy as many early Aztec & Mixtec codices also mention the “giants” as the first newcomers to New Spain followed by the Olmeca-xicalanca who seem to coincide with a rise in Quetzalcoatl or worship of the feathered Serpent.
MAN:26:1 also mentions the name “Laman,” which for those familiar to the Book of Mormon is the brother of Nephi. Although obviously a different individual in the Kolbrin, it at least proves that this name was of common early Jewish origin. The kolbrin says of him “The words of the Great Scribe of the Universe, by Laman, Keeper of the Watergate by the Outlands. To the Children of Laka at Kemwar, Keepers of Secrets, wise in the words of God.”
In MAN:25:3, the reference to Neferlehi is likewise interesting in its phonetic similarity to NephiLehi, part of the name given to the Lamanite converts who became Nephites (Alma 23:17). The Kolbrin name invites speculation on whether the Book of Mormon names have an Egyptian origin instead of Hebrew origins. Known names such as Neferhotep, Nefertiti, Nefertari & Neferuaten of the 18th dynasty show us that ‘Nefer‘ was a common Egyptian morpheme meaning perfect, complete, pleasant, good or beautiful. This is remarkably similar to the proposed Hebrew root of nephesh (נֶפֶש), which literally means the “complete life of a being.”
The Records of the House of Israel
The Kobrin teaches that the “Children of Light” or cult who Hoskiah introduced to Britain (and who we assume was the last King of Israel), saw it as a sacred duty to maintain records which would persist until the “latter days”. In the contents of the Third Egyptian Scroll we learn,
This is the manner whereby the Sacred Records shall be kept, and their number is twelve books and four hundred and forty-two scrolls.
Four copies shall be made, and each shall be rolled on a stick of blackwood. Each shall be enclosed within a pickled skin and bound with a leathern throng. It shall be placed with spices in a box of copper, which shall be enclosed in a box of wood bound about with hide and pitched.
At each of the four appointed places shall be four hewn masonry receptacles, within which shall be contained the Great Arks. They shall be kept by the Guardians at the four quarters of the Earth, and no copies shall be made, except one be destroyed.
Nothing shall be added and nothing taken away from the books, except it be done according to the books, and the signs of the books shall be counted according to the custom of writing. (MAN:7:1 -4)
One indication that the above is an account of the Sons of Light of Israel instead of an earlier group of Egyptians guarding only Egyptian records comes a bit later in the Kolbrin in ‘Two Sections of an Unnamed Scroll’ in the Book of Manuscripts. There we read.
Praise to the Great Lords of Eternity who, once such as we, now sit in the Everlasting Halls. Sanctified forever be the name of The One God, to Whom Alone shall be given reverence and glory, Who Alone is worthy of worship.
Greetings, my Companions in Suffering; may the sun ever rise in glory over your fields. May you enjoy peace and prosperity here, and rise in splendour to a life of beauty in the Region of Light.
May your servants be ever dutiful and your sons upright. May the women of your household be ever diligent and neat, chaste and modest.
Two generations have passed into judgement since the wild dogs came swiftly in the night and scattered the seeds of wisdom to the winds. [likely the Babylonian destruction given mention of Cambyses below]
The Great Land shall no more know the true greatness of wisdom. The black soil shall not nourish its seed. The seed shall spring up and burst forth into leaf in foreign lands, among strange people.
Our destiny lies Northward, and such is foretold in the Sacred Writings. I go and my household, and Jothan the Sartisian with his household. My brother Kabel also and his daughter, with Karob and Agab of the house of Moshes [Moses].
We go by way of Kambusis [‘Market of Cambyses‘ of Pliny by Premnis on the nile delta] and the waters of Jabel [Jebel Sahaba on Nile at Sudan border], over the wild wilderness to the Mountains of Winds. Beyond them we journey into Kndia [India], where there are pines.
We shall take the records of the Eastern Quarter and the Guardians, who remain with us. None among all who know our ways shall be forced to go, neither shall we condemn those who remain. The scrolls in four chests and the Books of Wisdom in their canopies go with those who depart.
Our thoughts remain with Semlis; may he sail in peace with moderate winds and find everlasting glory and beauty in the Netherworld. (MAN 28:1-9)
Both of these sound unbelievably similar to the account of the Book of Mormon. An ancient record hid up in the earth in a buried masonry box. A dispersion after the Babylonian captivity. Joseph Smith records the contents of the box he was shown by the angel Moroni in JS-H 1:51–53.
On the west side of this hill, not far from the top, under a stone of considerable size, lay the plates, deposited in a stone box. This stone was thick and rounding in the middle on the upper side, and thinner towards the edges, so that the middle part of it was visible above the ground, but the edge all around was covered with earth.
52 Having removed the earth, I obtained a lever, which I got fixed under the edge of the stone, and with a little exertion raised it up. I looked in, and there indeed did I behold the plates, the Urim and Thummim, and the breastplate, as stated by the messenger. The box in which they lay was formed by laying stones together in some kind of cement. In the bottom of the box were laid two stones crossways of the box, and on these stones lay the plates and the other things with them.
53 I made an attempt to take them out, but was forbidden by the messenger, and was again informed that the time for bringing them forth had not yet arrived…
If the above account is to be believed, many questions arise. First, could Joseph Smith’s record repository be the same as one of those spoken of in the Kolbrin, to which we must answer no. This because the Book of Mormon states that the Book of Mormon was only an abridgment of the greater records vault, which by 300 AD had been moved from its unknown original location to the ‘Hill Shim’ in the Land of Desolation. Later when the Lamanites were about to take over that land, the records were again moved to the ‘Land Cumorah’. Moroni selected from these many records to create the abridgement which is the Book of Mormon. However, given the similarity of the relics stored with the Book of Mormon to those mentioned in the Kolbrin (the shield, knife and crystal seer stone) it seems very likely that the Book of Mormon vault was fashioned after the original. As to where the originals were stored I have included my guess after much prayer & meditation. (map coming soon)
This last section also begs the question of what “netherworld” was being referred to in MAN 28:9. One might be tempted to guess it refers to the afterlife world, but and Indonesia. Of course this trade route was well known in early Islamic times (since at least the 8th century) when Islamic traders from the near East began converting the Spice Islands of Indonesia to Islam. However An Early Egyptian Scroll in the Kolbrin speaks not just of the trade of “lions tails, cowhides, spices, worked and unworked ivory, blackwood, oils and paint” from Punt [ancient Ethiopia], but also this tale of a trade expedition to what is undoubtedly Indonesia.
The same lord Torka is he whose father, now in port. took his vessel south of Pontas [Punt or Ethiopia] from Ofir [Ophir] towards the sunsetting [east], past Kindia [India] to the land of Bemer. He returned when the waters had risen four times and fallen thrice [3.5 years], and sorrow gave way to rejoicing. To the rim of the great circle he went, to where the fires [volcanoes] of the Netherworld were revealed and men were the brothers of dwarfs [pigmies]. He it was who brought back the great hairy giant who rests with Thosis (MAN:24:8 )
If this was indeed a known trade route as early as 600 BC or earlier it adds to the possibility that the Lehites of the Book of Mormon followed this route, stopping at known ports, to make their way toward America.
Concerning the Druids
The Kobrin teaches a substantial amount about the ancient religions of Britain and Druidism.
“BRT:9:2 Of the druids, it is said that Pair Keridwen, the Cauldron of Higher Love, represented to them the womb and that the fire, with which it was associated, was the lifeforce. It is said that the representation was in more than one form, but what this means none now knows. To become a druid required immersion in a bath with a decoction from the cauldron. After immersion for a prescribed time, the residue from the bath, infused with the manï¿½s evil, was poured into a pit. His spirit was thus cleansed and renewed, but henceforth, any wrongdoing would have a twofold effect.
BRT:9:3 A band of Troubadours, being people who held some secret of life, came to Britain in the days when England was Saxonised. They had a secret book said to explain all the mysteries of life, but the book itself explained little; yet, they who followed the secret book became the wisest among men. Written words, when read without thought, are valueless, and this is how most men read. Troubadours have a secret place in the Ogmosian hills.”
BRT:5:14 In the beginning, only the Absolute existed in the firmament, called Nuvrie by the Britons and Kewgant by the Welsh of the west. The Spirit of Life spread outwards from the hub to form Gwinvidon, the region of light and the circle of spirituality. This opened out to Anton, which is the circle of germinal existence, at the inner edge of which was the circle of corporeality. This spread out to Abred, which is the material plane and the circle of trial, testing and tribulation. It is a place of experiment and experience for gaining knowledge, wisdom and spirituality. Below this is Anoon, the sea of souls. Here is the lake of unspecialised soul stuff, which is forged and fashioned in Abred and perfected in Gwinvidon. In Abred was the Garden of Karahemish, through which flowed the river Nara. Here dwelt Keili and Kithwin. Here were born Derwiddon, the first of the Druthin, Gwinidendon who composed the first song, and Tydain who was the first bard.
BRT:5:15 It is said that there were two classes of druids: the Dryones who were masters of medicine and divination, and the Druthin who were superior and gifted with twinsight and magic. The first had their seat at Abri, while the Druthin had their seat at Innisavalon, the island of indestructible apples.
BRT:5:16 The druids believed in the One Supreme Being, but also held that there was a body of lesser Beings. They believed in a fairyland of Nature Spirits, which manifested to mortals. All happenings were motivated by an interplay of unseen rays from The Source. Therefore, the running of a hare, flight of birds, fall of leaves, patterns in sand, the sound of waters, were meaningful.
BRT:5:17 Their seven deadly sins were: hypocrisy, theft, cowardice, fornication, gluttony, indolence and extortion. Above all precepts were the three manly qualities: honour, courage and manliness, and the three womanly qualities of decency, decorum and chastity. There were female temple attendants, but no female druids. The druids who taught were called Nemids. There were Waiths who knew the secrets of Nature, and these would not eat birds. Once every three years there was a firewalking.
BRT:5:18 Under the great night reflector, only four animals appear as ghosts: the dog, cat, horse and hare. The ghosts of these could be forewarners of the crack of doom. Will-o-the-wisps haunt the marshlands, but few are enlivened by ansis. Nick-o-the-nights haunt the stony places and fells.
BRT:5:19 Joseph Idewin and his brave band came to flowering Britain three years after the death of Jesus. He converted Gladys, sister of Caradew, who married a Roman, and her sister Aigra who was the wife of Salog, lord of Karsalog. After landing, he and his band passed through an avenue of oaks and standing stones. They first built huts over against the holy vineyard where the fruits were bitter.
BRT:5:20 After all the saints had gone to their rest, the first church and its surroundings became a wild place, a refuge for wild creatures. Then, as the land remained holy, saints came from Gaul, who restored it, and one was Fairgas the Briton, who had served at this place as a youth. Idewin was buried in a shirt of fine linen, which he had worn when burying Jesus, and which was stained with three spots of blood on the chest. He was buried by the two-forked cross. The saints had lived in twelve huts around a never diminishing well at the foot of the holy hill.
BRT:5:21 Joseph Idewin was related to Avalek, whose kingdom bordered that of Arviragus, through Anna the Unfaithful. He converted Claudia Rufina, the daughter of Caradew previously called Gladys, who married Pudens, a Roman, and had a daughter Pudentia. In his twenty-eighth year, Caradew was betrayed to the Romans by Arisia, queen of Bryantis. He married Genuissa, daughter of Claudius, to bind the peace agreement. The name ï¿½Caradewï¿½ means ï¿½filled with love,ï¿½ but he preferred to use a warrior name.
The destroyer is a supposedly Egyptian term given to the cause of catastrophic event mentioned over a dozen times in a few of the manuscripts of the Kolbrin. The Kolbrin sections on the Flood and Exodus could very well be later additions to the text. Each reader will have to judge for themselves whether they believe the accounts of the destroyer are authentic. But note the end of the tale has a note by the scribe which perhaps suggests the section was written (or perhaps just translated?) in England, not Egypt.
This is written in this land and in our tongue by Leweddar who, himself, chose it for saving. It was not seen until the latter days. (MAN:6:48)
Regardless of one’s thoughts on the level of mythology or even later forgery possible in the Moses accounts of the Destroyer (its spoken of in many sections not related to Moses), I think its important to understand what the text says it is not. It is not planet X or Nirubu. The text says clearly,
MAN:5:1 …It was not a great comet or a loosened star, being more like a fiery body of flame.
MAN:5:2 Its movements on high were slow; below it swirled in the manner of smoke and it remained close to the sun, whose face it hid. There was a bloody redness about it, which changed as it passed along its course. It caused death and destruction in its rising and setting. It swept the Earth with grey cinder rain and caused many plagues, hunger and other evils. It bit the skin of men and beast until they became mottled with sores.
MAN:5:4 This was the aspect of the Doomshape, called the Destroyer, when it appeared in days long gone by, in olden times. It is thus described in the old records, few of which remain. It is said that when it appears in the Heavens above, Earth splits open from the heat, like a nut roasted before the fire. Then, flames shoot up through the surface and leap about like fiery fiends upon black blood. The moisture inside the land is all dried up, the pastures and cultivated places are consumed in flames, and they and all trees become white ashes.
MAN:5:5 The Doomshape is like a circling ball of flame, which scatters small fiery offspring in its train. It covers about a fifth part of the sky and sends writhing snakelike fingers down to Earth. Before it, the sky appears frightened, and it breaks up and scatters away. Midday is no brighter than night. It spawns a host of terrible things. These are things said of the Destroyer in the old records; read them with solemn heart, knowing that the Doomshape has its appointed time and will return. It would be foolish to let them go unheeded.
Note that these descriptions and the others not quoted here sound more like some kind of enormous solar flare or micronova which somehow rocks the earth’s axis to a degree which causes massive fissures, flood basalts and earthquakes in conjunction with strong red radiative aurora phenomena. The myth described in the text gives a cyclicity of 110 Egyptian generations (Which Oahspe puts at 33 years) or 3630 years. This author believes that if truly cyclical, these massive flares are simply the result of our Solar System encountering large gravity waves emanating out from Sagittarius A the middle of the Milky Way Galaxy, which in turn cause solar flars and reduced radiation protection from earth’s geomagnetic shield. Oahspe gives a periodicity ranging from 3000 to 5000 years for crossing these waves. A small true polar wandering event in conjunction with crossing the waves does seem to have been a real possibility given the evidence shown in the rapid change in distribution of ice age ice before radiocarbon dates of 9000 years ago. See this application and associate article on true polar wandering events (TPWE). Note if such an event were to happen, it would undoubtedly greatly affect both carbon-dioxide and radiocarbon levels in the atmosphere causing C14 dates to give skewed results in a predictably skewed curve leading to a later stabilization point.
Place Names in the Kolbrin
The kolbrin mentions many names of places, but most of them are in an old tongue difficult to correlate to modern places. A few exceptions include.
-The “fighting men of Sparsia” in SOF:12:13 is undoubtedly Sparta. Especially since the land is associated with the “sea of the Great River past the lands of white copper”. White copper was known in Greek times as ‘oreichalcos’, which was made by mixing tin and copper with a special earth called ‘calmia’ that came originally from the shores of the Black Sea.
-The “Land of Copper, which was the Land of The Golden Light” where “one man in twelve was a priest” was undoubtedly Crete & Cyprus, which anciently had the greatest copper mines in the Mediterranean. In 570 BCE Cyprus was conquered by Egypt which may explain the markedly Egyptian traditions explained in SOF:13:14 of priests attempting to leave and reinhabit their bodies.
-The land of “Pontus” in MAN:24:3 where lions tails, cowhides, spices, worked and unworked ivory, blackwood, oils and paint are traded to Egypt is undoubtedly the land of ancient Punt.
-see this article for many more geographic correlations.
In the last 15 years since its publishing, the Kolbrin has gained an often cult-like following of supporters and defenders. Much like the Book of Mormon, these followers use their own cultural knowledge to attempt to find parallels between things found in the book and modern historical knowledge. See the Culdian Message Boards for examples.
READ THE KOLBRIN
Find more information about the Kolbrin here at the Culdian Trust
There is also a version on archive.org here
Ancient Histories of Britain (which can be used to corroborate Kolbrin Material)
The 10th-century Annales Cambriae