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ASTARIA Culture Resources:

Time Travel with Our Interstellar Society!

Our Cultural Engineering produces Science Fiction Worlds based on Judeo-Christian Heritage.

Down through history, most governments have been content to let their Society's Culture run wild, and do as it pleases. However, ZDK in its plans for ASTARIA, and Our current bridge to get there, KoReY, has developed a Ministry of Culture. Being a Future Thinking Group, ZDK intends this to use Our concepts of Cultural Engineering to take the best of the Divine Culture of the Judeo-Christian Heritage and produce an Interstellar Society from it. (And, in the process, provide for those who like to Time Travel a bit, and explore these new Science Fiction Worlds of Ours.) Thus, we have the KoReY Heritage Worlds!

Now, what is the Plan or Program Outline for doing this?


As we survey the whole history of Mankind on Earth (and especially that of Western Civilization), we can identify about a dozen major cultural groups that contribute to Astarian Society (or KoReY). As these progressed through time, we can also ascribe Tribal Identity to each one (sequentially), as one of the Future Tribes of Israel in Our Interstellar Society. Consequently, we do, indeed, expect them to be strong social forces among us and to use their cultural energies to help build up Our larger Realm, as a united whole! (Hence, their inclusion as Tribal elements of Our Great Council--see Our Law Library for details.)

So, where do you fit in??? Well, look...

Now, how did God lay out the development of Divine Culture in the Plans for the History of Mankind? Well, He showed the Prophet Daniel (in the vision of the image or statue) that HE intended there to be 4 Universal Empires, eventually followed by a 5th. In between is a Time out of Time, composed of 7 Ages, which are covered in the first few chapters of Revelation. All totalled, these make up Our 12 Heritage Worlds (or Cultural Time Periods). So, let us see what God is trying to teach us in these Lessons on Cultural Engineering. And how we, as individuals, might fit into them with our own cultural heritage (and enjoy the fantasy of Time Travel)--as well as use them, administratively, to forge the coming KoReY melting pot (and Cultural Integrator).

1. GOLDEN ERA - Ancient Babylon (Reuben)

The Head of the Image (that Daniel saw) was of Gold, that stood for Ancient Babylon, which spread out from the Plains of Shinar (Genesis 10:9-10) to dominate the whole early Middle East for many centuries back in Our Antiquity. Now, this was a rather primative time, something along a caveman or Stone Age style living or much like the anthropological hunters and gathers, though they had learned to farm--grow crops and domesticate animals. Yet, most importantly for civilization, they learned to build structures and then cities (perhaps, something along the lines of early NATIVE AMERICAN CULTURE?). Moreover, it was, reportedly a Hamidic or Black Nation (Genesis 10:6-10). Thus, this tends to be the homeland of the more physical, mussle bound (sports orientated) sorts of Our Realm--and especially of Blacks or Africans (and Native Americans). (And they tend to wear clothing of animal skins, as a symbol of the early Adamaic Covenant.)

2. SILVER ERA - Ancient Persia (Simeon)

Following the Golden Head, were arms and shoulders of Silver, that stood for Ancient Persia, which came to dominate the Middles East, after Babylon. This was a bit more advanced technology than Babylon, with extensive agriculture and the rise of governmental engineering projects, such as we see among the Ancient Egyptians (which came to be absorbed into the Persian Empire) and other early Arabs (that came out of it to settle the Middle East). Moreover, their early bedhoin family lifestyle (in the Days of Abraham and the later 12 Tribes) laid the foundation for the Patriarchial model that has been the standard among all of the Descendants of Abraham (Jews, Christians, and Muslims), down through history. Thus, this tends to be the homeland of Arabs and other Middle Eastern (or Ishmaelite) orientated people.

Now, for more info on Our Arabic or Ishmaelite Organization, which reflects these well established Middle Eastern values and customs, consult Our Abrahamic Section of APPIRU.

3. BRONZE ERA - Ancient Greece (Levi)

Following the Arms of Silver, was the stomach and loins of Bronze, that stood for Ancient Greece, which also came to dominate the Middle East, after Ancient Persia--both by the conquests of Alexander the Great and by the extensive Greek trade network that they developed. This commercial network fed the wealth of Greek merchants so that their economic influence lasted for centuries upon centuries--which, in turn, provided the funds to support the extensive rise of artworks and creative crafts, and projects. Consequently, this civilization managed to sprout lots of early writing, learning and education, and beginning scientific (and technological) developments. Thus, it tends to be the homeland of the intellectual and scholar in Our Realm.

4. THE IRON ERA - Ancient Rome (Judah)

Following the Bronze Belly, were legs of Iron, that stood for the Ancient Roman Empire, which came to dominate the Middle East, after the fall of Ancient Greece. This civilization produced one of the best military organizations in the world--whose extensive conquests produced an extensive government and bureacracy to manage what had been conquered. Moreover, it has served as the model for ideal empires ever since, in the West. Furthermore, their building projects and public works are famous (many still standing today--and some still usable).

Thus this tends to be the heritage homeland of the military and the bureacracy of Our Realm.

5. THE EPHESIAN CHURCH AGE - Messianic or Apostalic Church (Dan)

During the height of the Roman Empire (above), Jesus or Y'Shua was born and died on the Cross to pay (or atone) for Man's sins. With HIS ascension back to Heaven and the coming of Pentecost, the Church Ages were born, in about 30 something A.D.. The first of these Ages was Messianic (Jewish-Christian) and is sometimes refered to as the Apostolic Age, as all of the original 12 Desciples of Christ or Apostles were Messianics (Jewish-Christians), and clung to the Hebrew core of the teachings of their fore-fathers. And, because of its closeness to the Messiah's original teachings, it is often held to be the most desireable Age. Thus, it tends to be the heritage homeland of the pious and the religious reformer--and those of a more Hebrew or Jewish persuasion.

For more info on this Messianic Philosophy, that was the foundation of Early Christianity, consult our Messianic Section of EMUSPATEL.

6. THE SMYRNA CHURCH AGE - Early Roman Martyr Church (Naphtali)

With the deaths of the Apostles, and the Fall of the Jerusalem Temple (in 70 A.D.), the old Messianic founders lost influence and a new form of Gentile Christianity emerged. Thus, while the Messianic Era still clung to and preserved the Hebrew roots of the Faith (though it often had conflicts with the more Jewish Culture), the dominance of the Gentiles began to be seen. So, with Paul's massive conversion of many Gentiles, and the Fall of the Jewish Temple (and, thereby, its Jewish institutions of influence), the Smyrna Age took on a very Gentile atmosphere. In fact, the Believers of the Time became so racked by Gentile influence that Syncretism (mixing worldly culture and Roman gods with their Christian beliefs--thus idolatry) took firm root and multiplied. Therefore, God came to give them over to Great Persecutions to purge and punish them for their idolatry, and thus the Era of Roman Martyrs was birthed. Moreover, with the Fall of the Revolt of Simom Bar Kokhba (135 A.D.), Judaism firmly separated itself from the Messianics (diminishing their power), and as a result, the Gentile Church took on a definate non-Hebrew distinctiveness (and perhaps, something of an anti-Semitic tone) that was to continue for centuries! Hence, the rise of the so called Dark Ages!

Now, while the Western Roman Empire fell into a collapse, mainly due to its clinging to the old Roman gods (idolatry) and trying to mix them in with Christian teachings (syncretism), the Northmen (or Bar Bara or Varangians) blossomed. The earlier, Messianic (and Apostolic) Missionaries had many conversions among the Barbarians or Goths (Gahtsk) of Northern Europe, which then swept into Western Europe (conquering the declining Rome). And, eventually produced a strong Gothic community of Believers, especially in early Scandinavia, that eventually produced the rise of Ivar Vidfadmi's Scandia (mid-600s A.D.), which, in turn dominated most of Northern Europe--laying the Judeo-Christian foundations of the Feudal European culture that was to arise in the days to come. Consequently, this tends to be the homeland of Our Nordics, Vikings, Scandinavians, and other Northern Europeans.

Now, for more info on this Nordic Messianic Philosophy (of the early Vikings), that was the foundation of Feudal Europe (in the so called Dark Ages), consult our Nordic Section of NORDESEL or Our Scandinavian Section on the ANCIENT VIKINGS.

7. THE PERGAMOSUN CHURCH AGE - Byzantine or Greek (Orthodox) Church (Gad)

With the victory of Constantine in 312 (in which he saw the sign of the Cross in the sky), Christianity became an officially tolerated religion in Rome (lifting the persecutions of the Roman Martyr Church Age). And in 325, the Roman Emperor Constantine convened the Councl of Nicea, which set the standards for Christian Beliefs and Teachings for centuries. Then, in 395 A.D. the Emperor Theodosius made Christianity the Official Religion of the Neo-Roman (or Byzantine) Empire. And thus began the Millenual Reign of Christianity over the New Roman Empire or Eastern Roman Empire (which we have come to call the Byzantine Empire). And, while the rest of the Western Roman Empire fell to the invading Barbarians (because of the error of the West's Syncretism), the Eastern Roman or Byzantine Empire went on for another thousand years. Thus, this tends to be the homeland for a sparce number of ecclesiastics and other church leaders and authorities--as well as missionaries and other cross cultural workers (that have to confront and tame wild foreign cultures).

In addition, this was the time of the the Silk Road, which became a regular trade route in later Roman Times. And this led to regular contact with many of the Ancient Asian Empires (China, India, Japan, etc.). Moreover, this was the Era of constant invasions and migrations from the East as these Asian Peoples came looking for new lands to settle and conquer. And the Byzantine Empire took them in, converting them to Christianity, so that the Byzantine Empire became increasing Asian in its population! And Oriental in its thinking.

8. THE THIATIRA CHURCH AGE - Latin or Catholic Church (Asher)

Meanwhile, as the Byzantine (Eastern Roman Empire) slowly slid into the veneration of images and fell into worshipping idols (as they had, earlier, in the Roman Era), God called for the Arabs under Mohamad to destroy the idols of the Middle East (and beyond), which Mohamad and his followers did with vigor. However, in 732, Charles Martel, riding on the wave of Gothic or Northern Christianiy (from Scandia, that had settled France), defeated the Muslim forces in Spain and spared the rest of Western Europe from Islamic domination. Then, in around 800 A.D. Charlemaigne set up the Great Holy Roman Empire, which in turn, gave rise to the Roman Catholic Church. And thus emerged the Era of the Latin or Catholic Church, which came to dominate Feudal Europe. Moreover, as this time is famous for its rebirth of learning and the rise of Noble and Royal Governments, it tends to be the homeland of the aristocratic and artistic.

9. THE SARDIS CHURCH AGE - Protestant Reformation State Churches (Issachar)

Unfortunately, as time progressed, the Roman Catholics began to fall back more and more under the influences of the early Roman Martyrs and their Church became watered down and mixed with Pagan philosophies and idolatrous practices. Consequently, the Nordic Messianic Heritage re-asserted itself (once more), primarily in Northern Europe as the Protestant Movement came forth in the early 1500s. Martin Luther was one of the major Protestant leaders in Germany and Scandinavia, and along similiar lines, the Anglican Church was also developed in Britain. Now, while rejecting the errors and sins of the current Latin churches, these groups also tended to fail to draw on the strengths of those who had gone before them, and consequently lost out on much of their own Heritage!

Meanwhile, the Catholic church went through a Counter Reformation that got rid of many of its errors and then propelled them on to found the Great Conquistador Empires of Spain and Portlugal. Then, later, there arose the Protestant Empires of Holland and Great Britain. Thus, this tends to be the homeland for Our European Colonists (about the world) and other global settlers of the Northern Nations.

(Thus, such as we also find in the later British Empire and Victorian Era--for Victorian Culture has a better fit with its early Shakespearan Times than with the following Eras.)

As well as the great thinkers and scientists, who follow in the steps of the Great Enlightenment of this Era.

10. THE PHILIDELPHIA CHURCH AGE - Baptist/Presbyterian Community Churches (Zebulon)

The Reformation State Churches (above) tended to stay under the authority of the Kings of their own countries. However, many began to feel that a more Republican (or Greek democracy) style of church organization was needed (something like Jewish Eldership). Now, the Anabaptists began almost as early as the Protestant Movement, in Europe. However, they were not very popular with the monarchies of Europe and their bureaucratic governments. Thus, it wasn't until the rise of America, in the late 1700s and early 1800s that first saw the spread of this Presbyterian type Movement and then emerged into the Baptist Communuity Congregations, as this Church Age really took off--with a more Eldership or Presbyterian style of government (where the local council of elders were in control of the local congregation). And though popular as this appeal to freedoms may be, they usually tend to fail to produce an effective unions, and therefore, lack the organized clout that the former, monarchial style churches have! Thus, this tends to be the homeland of Americans ( COUNTRY AND WESTERN CULTURE) and those seek a more representative style of organization.

This Era also reflects the end result of the earlier Conquistadors of Spain as Latin America emerged as a big influence--but independent from the King of Spain and more Democratic like America. Thus many Hispanics find their Cultural attachment here.

11. THE LAODECIAN CHURCH AGE - Modernist Home Churches (Joseph--Manasseh/Ephairim)

Just as the Baptists tended to not like the authority of the Kings over them, the Modernists thought that no man should rule their Faith, so they even shied away from organized religions and tended to collect in the homes of friends, who had somewhat similiar interests in serving God in a wide-open atmosphere of total freedom (other than, perhaps, the restraint of peer pressure). Moreover, they often point to the persecutions of the Roman Martyr Churches as justification for meeting just in homes (overlooking the idolatrous reasons for that purge). Unfortunatley, this kind of democracy of the Faith tends only to lead into more chaos and anarchy (and few of these so called home churches seems to last long--though branches of them seem to be popping up, endlessly, all over). For, demanding their own Rights (and ignoring or even rejecting, God's Rights), they tend to leave out the basic morality and ethics of the Faith and guidelines for proper supervision, which opens the door for disasters with various kinds of major sins! However, their modern music and open worship (often refered to as Charismatic--though not Pentecostal) is a ready appeal to Modern Youth. Thus, this tends to be the homeland of teens and other Youth (or other groups demanding their own rights).

12. THE RISE OF ASTARIA - KoReY: Our Interstellar Realm (Benjamin)

Now, here, is beginning to emerge God's 5th Universal Empire--but one that will dominate the Stars (Daniel 7:27), not the Earth! So, mixing the 3 streams (or Major Religious Movements of this century) of Jews (Zionism and Messianics), Pentecostalism (with Gifts and Tongues), and Holiness (obedience to God's Laws), Our Spiritual Society (or coming Religious Realm) of KoReY enters a New Dispensation, that aims to bring back or RETURN (ShuVaH) ALL the Descendants of Abraham (Jews, Christians, and Muslims) together in a Unity of the Faithful--and a New Nation of the Tribes of Israel out among the Stars.

We see this a occuring in 3 phases: 1-KoReY or a Spiritual Society (Religious Realm), 2-Astaria or the rise of an official Nordic Nation of Israel out among the Stars (Pergamosan--marriage of Church and State), and 3-The BRIDE and Millenial Reign and Second Coming of the Messiah (and the renewal of all things--Marriage of the Lamb).

Consequently, this tends to be the homeland of Science Nerds and Sci-Fi Freaks or others with a gift to see this Future World coming (visionaries). And a fertile ground for some of the best of the Science Fiction Worlds of other authors to grow and develop in! To produce Our Interstellar Society under the Divince Culture of the Judeo-Christian Heritage.

Church Heritage Integration:

THEREFORE, rather than rejecting all of the previous churches, as some groups do, we encourage their participation in Our Coming Realm, for each has a rich Heritage that can add strength and color to Our United whole. (And, their participation is legally provided for in Our Grand Council or Sanhedrin, as Our kind of Legislative Body--see the Divine Law Library, for details.) For, it is this Divine Culture of the Judeo-Christian Heritage that they expressed in their own Times that we want to preserve and use for the Cultural Engineering of Our Realm!


OKAY! So, every Society and Peoples thinks that its Culture was God ordained. Yes, and I guess we must confess to being a bit ethnocentric, as well, in this area. However, considering the historical record of where Our Culture is coming from (and its longstanding traditions of the Judeo-Christian Heritage, with its respectful worship of the ONE TRUE GOD), I think that we can truely contend that Our Culture will be a Divine Culture!

Now, for more info on that DIVINE CULTURE, of Our Future Interstellar Realm, and its Judeo-Christian Heritage, read the Articles in Our Revival Chapel (on how dynamic and powerful some of the teachings from the Scriptures can be), or simply click on OUR REVIVAL.

So, now, why don't you just come on in, and help us!!! (Yes, Resistance is Futile!!!)

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