“Man’s life on earth is a spiritual warfare.”
Java is an island of Indonesia, and is home to 57 percent of the Indonesian population. It was once an Atlantean colony, but when Atlantis broke up it became a separate state, which passed through many vicissitudes as the ages rolled on. This part of the world has long been an area of vigorous volcanic activity, which has not even now entirely died out, as is witnessed by the tremendous eruption of Krakatau in 1883, which killed 35,000 people, and caused a 50 foot tidal wave which travelled as far as Cape Horn, 7,818 miles (12,581 kilometres) away, and even affected the level of the river Thames in London, besides throwing out an enormous volume of dust that rose to a height of 200 hundred miles (321 kilometres).
The inhabitants of Java are a very mixed race, but all having on the whole a preponderance of Atlantean blood, and have a diverse mixture of religious beliefs and cultures.
Long ago, these islands were part of the continent of Asia. Presently, the Java Sea is only 200 feet deep, and the continuation of channels cut by the rivers of Sumatra and Borneo may still be traced at the bottom of this comparatively shallow sheet of water. Even up to 915 BCE, the islands of Java and Sumatra were one, and it was an eruption of Krakatau that year that broke them them asunder and created the Straits of Sunda. Outbreaks on such a scale as this frequently devastated whole kingdoms, and had a serious influence on the history of the empire.
The people’s religion, as with all other civilisations in the world, save that of the Hebrews, was paganism (see Pagan gods and The Great Deception). It was based entirely upon fear, as are all these gloomy faiths, and they worshipped cruel and abominable deities, who required constant propitiation by human sacrifice, and they lived ever under a shadow of a ghastly tyranny from which no escape was possible.
Java was ruled under a dynasty of chiefs or kings, each of whom, like the Pharaoh of Egypt, was at the same time the high priest of the religion; and among these priest-kings, we find one who was especially earnest and fanatical in his awful devotion. From a brief examination, there seems no doubt that his belief in these horrors — which included cannibalism — was quite genuine, and he really believed that only by a perpetuation of his appalling scheme of daily blood sacrifices (which were human once a week, and animal on the other days, except during certain festivals) could his land be saved from utter destruction at the hands of the spiteful and bloodthirsty deities — he was under the direct inspiration of evil powers.
The king was a man of great power and inflexible determination, and having worked out his terrible plan of sacrifice, he resolved to ensure as far as he could that it would continue throughout the ages to come. To that end he worked out a most elaborate system of magic, putting a spell upon the island, laying it under a curse so that the offering of sacrifices should never fail. The result of his action manifested in the shape of a vast dark cloud hovering over the island, invisible to ordinary physical eyesight. And this malign cloud has the curious appearance of being ‘pegged down’ at certain definite spots, so that it may not drift away.
These spots were specially magnetised by him for that purpose, they are nearly always coincident with the craters of various volcanoes, presumably because these outlets are usually inhabited by a peculiar type of nature spirits of marvelous tenacity, looking strangely like animated bronze images. This cloud is still in evidence in the present day, though with far less than its ancient power.
Java is the name of a demon — the son of Satan and his human wife Astarte in the pre-flood world (see Pagan feasts), and the island is named after it.
The Java Sea is also named after this evil spirit, as is Java computer software, developed by Sun Microsystems (see Sun worship, Sun worship, Java, Nairobi and Sinister Sites: At Your Service).
Java Sea is a part of the western Pacific Ocean between the Indonesian islands of Java and Borneo. It is bordered by Borneo on the north, Java on the south, Sumatra on the west, and the Flores and Bali seas on the east. It is linked to the Indian Ocean by the Sunda Strait.
There have been several incidents involving ships and planes in the area.
On December 28, 2014, an AirAsia Indonesia airliner Flight QZ8501 flying from Indonesia to Singapore with 162 people on board went missing. The plane, an Airbus A320-200 disappeared midway into the flight of more than two hours from the city of Surabaya. No distress call was made. The missing plane had requested a ‘deviation’ from the flight path to avoid thick storm clouds, AirAsia said. On the third day of searching, the first signs of the jet were found in shallow, aqua waters only about 10 miles (16 kilometres) from the plane’s last known coordinates.
In May 2009, an inter-island ferry caught fire in the Java Sea. Some 350 passengers and crew were rescued by a passing cargo ship.
On January 1, 2007, a plane of the now defunct Adam Air lost contact with air traffic control while it was flying over the Java Sea. The Boeing 737-400, which carried 102 people mostly from Indonesia, was on its way from Surabaya to Manado. Parts of the plane were found only 10 days later off the west coast of Sulawesi. Investigators found that the pilots had accidentally disconnected the autopilot system while trying to fix a problem in the navigation instruments.
In December 2006, a crowded ferry broke apart and sank in the Java Sea during a violent storm, killing more than 400 people.
In 1981, 580 people were killed when Indonesian passenger ship Tamponas II caught fire and sank in the area.
It was the scene of one of the costliest naval battles of World War II, dubbed the ‘Battle of the Java Sea’. The naval forces of the Netherlands, Britain, Australia and the United States were nearly destroyed while trying to defend Java from Japanese attack.
In August this year, the US Navy confirmed that a wreck found at the bottom of the Java Sea is the USS Houston, a cruiser sank by the Japanese in World War II. The wreck is the final resting place of as many as 700 US sailors and marines.
Wrecks of ships are reportedly still in the Java Sea, which is also a popular underwater dive spot.
The wreck of ship called Indono that sank in 1955 is also still in the Java Sea, near the waters of Karimunjawa.
Four rivers in Russia are also named after pagan deities: Neva is named after Niamh, Irish goddess of the Sea; Dnieper is named after Dana, Fertlity goddess and ‘mother of the gods’; Volga is named after Voloss, a solar deity, inspirer of poets and protector of flocks; Volkhov is named after Vulcan, Roman god of Fire. The Niger River in Nigeria is named after Niagara, the Moon goddess.