Acharya S/D.M. Murdock passed away December 25th, 2015
The following announcement was posted by N.W. Barker on giveforward.com on December 27th:
I apologize for not posting sooner as this is a post I did not ever want to have to make - I regret to inform you that it is true that Acharya S/D.M. Murdock has passed away due to cancer on December 25th, 2015 oddly enough considering how much she wrote about pre-Christian religious concepts and rituals that probably led to Christmas type celebrations.From: giveforward.com
I have just lost my best friend. It was a privilege and an honor to know her and to work with her and be so close to her and her son for the last several years. She was truly extraordinarily special to us and so many others as well. The grief I feel for such a loss is unimaginable and heartbreaking.
- N.W. Barker
Red Ice Radio had the pleasure of doing two shows with Acharya S/D.M. Murdock.
The first one in February 2012 on The Christ Conspiracy and a second on in May 2014 on The Moses Myth, Yahweh Supremacy & Cultural Genocide (See YouTube embed below to listen).
We're very sad to hear that she didn't pull through the illness that she first announced in April, 2015. It's a shame that we didn't get a chance to speak more about her work.
Something we found as an important aspect of her work, was not only the mythological aspect of astrotheology but also the concern that we shared for the third wave of Abrahamism that now is entering into Europe, namely Islam. I urge everyone to listen to the full show that we did on the Cultural Genocide in Europe with Acharya.
It might be a coincidence but it is indeed a very bizarre one and one that is rich in symbolism, that she passed on December 25th of all days. The day when the Sun is reborn and light returns to the world, a central mythological aspect to her work.
We will miss you Acharya Sanning/D.M. Murdock, thank you for your work!
Listen to the first hour of our show on The Moses Myth, Yahweh Supremacy & Cultural Genocide
Here is a link to the first show we did on the Christ Conspiracy:
Below is a short overview from mythicistmilwaukee.com on some of her work:
A Tribute to the Life and Work of DM Murdock aka Acharya S
Murdock served as a trench master on archaeological excavations in Corinth, Greece, and Connecticut, USA, as well as a teacher's assistant on the island of Crete. Murdock was proficient in English, Greek, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Portuguese just to name a few.
DM Murdock is the author of several books, including The Christ Conspiracy and Christ in Egypt: The Horus-Jesus Connection among many others. She was a proponent and leading scholar of the Christ myth theory. Her latest Book “Did Moses Exist?” provides a massive amount of information from antiquity about the world's religious traditions and mythology, including how solar myths, wine cultivation and fertility cults have shaped the Bible and Judaism. This book is revered as the most comprehensive study to date on the subject of Moses.
She was all of this and much more to many. She was a leader in the freethought movement and challenged the status quo. She showed us that it was okay to speak out against the unfair treatment of women in heavily religiously indoctrinated cultures. She challenged us to question everything including Jesus’ historicity. She inspired many people to learn more about the mythological origins of modern day religions. The Mythicist Milwaukee team will miss her very much.
To pay tribute we wanted to reflect on what she meant to others and listen to their stories and experiences with this amazing individual who has passed away on December 25, 2015. To honor her legacy, a panel made up of Aron Ra, David Fitzgerald, Miguel Conner, and Dr. Robert Price along with the Mythicist Milwaukee team, discussed the impact that Acharya’s work and friendship had on their lives.
If DM Murdock has inspired you throughout the years please consider donating to her family. Her immediate family is in need of support to cover funeral costs and many more expenses. You can donate here by purchasing her e-books. Her family will get 100 % of your donation and you will receive digital copies of her e-books.