Barry Brown’s book unifies religions as a single path of human perception

Asha Bajaj
5 min readMar 19, 2019

Toronto, Mar 19 (Medium): Toronto based Jewish author Barry Brown, a Pulitzer Prize-nominated Canadian journalist and author of “Humanity: The World Before Religion, War & Inequality” was present at Gore Temple, Brampton, Ontario earlier this week to speak about his book.

Barry Brown holding his book

‘Humanity: The World before Religion, War & Inequality’ is the result of more than 8 years of research. During his research, Brown discovered there is no fossil or archaeological evidence of organized human war anywhere on Earth before about 6000 years ago.

Brown said India’s epic Battle of Kurukshetra, which happened nearly 6,000 years ago, was humanity’s first full-scale war. As described in the Mahabharata, the war claimed the lives of four million warriors. The war story concludes the tales of the Mahabharata and afterwards Ancient India’s history vanishes for 2,500 years until the time of Buddha (c 600 BC).

Brown told the audience that as a young man he spent 3 years as a brahmachari in the Hare Krishna temples in Vancouver (B.C.) and Toronto where he studied the Vedas and was initiated as a brahman.

He began his investigation into the historic and family ties between the Jewish and Hindu people after reading that the famous Greek philosopher Aristotle said the Jewish people were descended from the brahman priests of Ancient India.

To investigate Aristotle’s claim, Brown first turned to the Jewish Bible. According to the Bible, human civilization began in the Garden of Eden and Eden was located in the eastern most part of the larger land called Havilah.

Brown then turned to the 20-volume, 1906 Jewish Encyclopedia where he discovered that more than 2,000 years of Jewish and Christian traditions have identified Havilah as India.

He then realized the 6,000 year old Biblical tale of humanity’s exile from Eden and Ancient India’s story of the Kurukshetra War, refer to the same event — the end of the world before war.

This catastrophic war of 6,000 years ago was memorialized when the ancestors of the Jewish people started a new calendar to mark the time when Adam and Eve were banished from Eden and the…



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