René Guénon’s assertion, culled from ancient esoteric sources, that in the remote past humanity’s first civilisation arose in the ice-free Arctic zone is not without geological support.
According to the well-known researcher J.S. Gordon:
“There is no scientific doubt that the polar ice caps have melted and reformed many, many times over and that this has always affected human society (plus animal and plant species), often catastrophically.”1
He points out that the great Ice Age that lasted about two million years, ending about twelve thousand years ago, was made up of thirty or so minor Ice Ages, with warm intervals of polar deglaciation in between them, each creating periods of thousands of years of temperate conditions at the poles.
Any one of these warm intervals would have been hospitable to a circumpolar civilisation.
Charles Hapgood, who in the mid-sixties was the Professor of the History of Science at Keene University in New Hampshire, USA, became convinced that humanity did indeed enjoy a sophisticated civilisation a hundred thousand years or more ago, and that it must have been at least partly in a polar location.
He derived his theory from cartographic research conducted on ancient portolans or seafaring maps, one of which had been in the possession of a l6th-century Turkish admiral, Piri Re’is.
“This map (and others also researched),” Gordon comments, summarising Hapgood’s conclusions, “clearly showed… that the polar regions had been cartographically surveyed when no ice cap existed,”3 and that in the case of the Antarctic Circle, rivers and mountains had been mapped in such detail that the land must have been inhabited – and by a people who understood spherical trigonometry.
Other researchers, sifting and re-examining existing archaeological data from the past 150 years, have concluded from the evidence of human artefacts and fossil bones found under deep geological layers that anatomically modern humans with a modern intellectual capacity have existed from the beginning of the Quaternary period, some 1.65 million years ago – and that they were taller than modern man and with a brain capacity 15 – 20 per cent larger.
Such findings reinforce the growing opinion of many people today that Hapgood’s theory, initially rejected by scientists of the day, has serious merit.
In The Secret Doctrine, Helena Blavatsky said that in primeval times the earth had still not densified fully and was therefore larger than at present.
All body forms would have been considerably lighter in weight and of a more plastic nature, the skeleton still not having hardened by then; and accordingly human beings could have been less affected by gravity and as much as sixty feet or more taller than they are today.
She believed that over vast ages there have been several violent changes in earth’s climatic conditions, with corresponding diminutions of human stature, accompanied by many variations in human civilisation and culture.
Mainstream science has no real conception of how long modern homo sapiens has been in existence, or under what physical conditions, but certainly archaeologists are aware that homo sapiens skulls of an entirely modern type have been found that are over a hundred thousand years old.
Swanscombe man from England is a quarter of a million years old, while Vertesszollos man from Hungary, equally modern in type, dates to an amazing four hundred thousand to seven hundred thousand years old.
Such dates leave ample room in our human record for many modifications of climate and variations in the physical stature, cultural development and living conditions of human beings.
The Hebrew Bible tells us:
“There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the Sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.” (Genesis 6:4)
The information given in the Book of Genesis regarding the Sons of God, the giant-sized Elders who once lived on earth – “mighty men of old, men of renown” – was derived by Hebrew scribes from the scriptures of older surrounding races, such as the Indian Vedic texts, the Vedas and Puranas, and the Sumerian Epic of Gilgamesh.
In the Sumerian illustrations of the doings of the gods it can readily be seen that the relative height of the Elders and ordinary humans was that of adult and child: in one such instance, a god is holding a human on his lap as though nursing an infant.
The Egyptians also created statues of god-kings of enormous height juxtaposed to little figures of normal human stature; and while these statements in stone may have been intended symbolically, the alternative possibility exists that an entirely realistic rendition was intended, as more than one researcher has suggested.
Helena Blavatsky, for example, contended that not only were the polar regions the cradle of humanity millions of years ago, but that due to a decrease of velocity in the Earth’s rotation conditions at the poles changed, and the size and weight of all the organisms living there was accordingly modified.
“The axle of the Wheel tilted… People [for the first time] knew snow, ice and frost, and men, plants and animals were dwarfed in their growth. Those that did not perish remained as half-grown babes in size and intellect.”
The other outstanding characteristic imputed to the Elders, whom Blavatsky called the Kumaras, was their huge skulls.
Although there is less evidence in the ancient texts to support this legend, it is an astonishing fact that several such enormous skulls, relative to the size of the face, have been unearthed in Peru: one is on display in the museum in Lima.
According to reports, others of similar immensity have been found in and around Egypt and Tibet, suggesting a correspondingly massive intelligence.
Furthermore, carved busts of the family members belonging to the Egyptian pharaoh Akhenaton of the eighteenth dynasty demonstrate the same anomalous feature, including equally huge ears.
Found in the underground desert ruins of Tel el Amarna in Egypt, little known statues of this strange family, which included Nefertiti, Akhenaton’s wife, and their daughters, exhibit other unusual features, including great body height. The body of a statue of Nefertiti is described below:
“She’s not wearing clothes because they didn’t believe in that at the time. She has a huge head, large ears, a long, skinny neck and a high waist. She also has a kind of bulging tummy. And… she has skinny legs and wide thighs.”
This in fact is an equally good description of her husband’s famously strange appearance. The carved or painted likenesses of Nefertiti’s daughters, down to the youngest, a mere toddler, show exactly the same peculiar characteristics of enormous hairless skulls, high waists, skinny calves and huge ears.
Could this Egyptian royal family, then, have been a throwback to the ancestral offspring of the Elders? And more pertinently, could its anomalous physical features support the idea of an intellectually advanced race alien to ours, either from another stellar system or a previous racial cycle?
These Elders, also known as the beni ha-elohim, the Sons of God or Sons of the Fire Mist whom the Sumerians claimed had brought civilisation to humanity, are a perennial mystery.
G.I. Gurdjieff regarded them as palaeolithic shaman adepts, men and women who in the remote past practised their mysteries in the underground caves along the Syr Darya, in Central Asia, and whose evolution due to their superior spiritual practices put them far in advance of their fellows.
But occult tradition goes a great deal further, contending the Elders were a wise and powerful race that came from the stars – possibly, say some, from the giant star Sirius.
In the ancient Egyptian tradition they are called the “Watchers of Pe,” divine Intelligences who watch over and guide humanity, their progeny, from celestial heights.
Alternatively, could they have been, as the noted Theosophist G. de Purucker suggests, the left-over remnant of an earlier human race that had incarnated on Earth but had originally come from the Pleiades system, and which had ended its racial cycle perhaps millions of years ago?
Until recently such questions about the Elders could not profitably be asked except in the context of a closed initiatory society. Even stranger, until recently the rest of the world was not even aware that such questions entailed proscribed temple material that had been forbidden to the outside world for thousands of years.
As already mentioned in the first part of this article (see New Dawn No. 112, January-February 2009), René Guénon, one of the foremost esotericists of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, struggled as far as he dared against this occult embargo, believing that the time was fast approaching when humanity would be in need of a higher level of anthropological, cosmological and metaphysical understanding than was possible in his day.
“This study,” he wrote, concerning the advanced Elder race that, according to Theosophical lore, had migrated from the Arctic zone to Central Asia many hundreds of thousands or perhaps millions of years ago, “has gone deeper than any preceding it, inviting reproach, perhaps, from some. We do, however, believe we have not said too much, nor anything that should not be disclosed…”
Yet much knowledge regarded as too arcane or too dangerous for the profane populace would, Guénon was convinced, soon have to be released into the public domain. And it would seem he was right.
A new order is dawning in this post-millennial era in which a great deal of the once proscribed sacred knowledge is being made available to all.
Among many of yesterday’s underground secrets now freely emerging into the light of day are the secrets of human evolution and its tandem relationship to the evolution of earth and cosmos.
These secrets have a direct relevance to the mysterious Elders, gods whom they suggest are actually human beings and members of a fifth kingdom in Nature.
Thus the removal of the occult embargo, allied to an explosion of new scientific discoveries and hypotheses, is making it possible to approach the subject in an entirely new way.
The Fifth Kingdom
The medieval classification of Nature into four universal kingdoms, mineral, vegetable, animal and human, has been rendered obsolete by modern science, which has inductively evolved its own hierarchical system of subatomic particles, atoms and molecules before the mineral, and combined the animal and human in one category.
Nevertheless, the old system of four kingdoms, based on an intuitive deductive vision of the truth and seen as an example of the Perennial Philosophy, is still entrenched in most of the Western esoteric schools that have emerged since medieval times: Theosophy, Anthroposophy, Rosicrucianism, modern Sufism, various New Age channellings, the Sri Aurobindo school and others.
Four-kingdom proponents from these schools see the progression in Nature as a succession from inert mineral to the plant, that is alive but not apparently conscious, to the animal that has a limited reasoning power but is not self-aware, and to the human being who alone has self-awareness and conscious free will.
To these four definitive classifications a fifth is occasionally added by medieval philosophers under variously named, rather obscure and even misleading headings; but whatever the designation, in esoteric circles any natural classification beyond the fourth is either nonexistent or only vaguely delineated, lacking the emphasis or clarity it requires.
The ancient Egyptians made the matter a great deal clearer. They understood the goal of human evolution to be a transition or resurrection into a higher state, a higher natural kingdom, and illustrated the transition with admirable precision on the ceilings of certain very old tombs.
In their depiction of the neters or gods undergoing spiritual resurrection, they show a row of animal-headed human figures marching along a horizontal base line, a red oval – the “egg of metamorphosis” – above each head, until suddenly the base line turns by 90 degrees to the vertical and one figure swings into ascension along it.
Achieving what may be a rapid biological change into a new life form, he transforms into the royal fifth kingdom. Armed with what appears to be the staff of spiritual authority and lacking the oval over his head, which has presumably been absorbed into his being, he has metamorphosed into a king.
In other words, from being a collective being of a lower order, he has become a royal singularity, a ruler of all kingdoms lower than the fifth.
Ancient petroglyphs of sun-headed men found in various parts of the world, but especially in Central Asia, tell the same story.
Because of the occult secrecy that has enshrouded the subject of the fifth kingdom over the past 2,000 years at least, we have failed to understand its crucial significance as our true evolutionary goal and our key to all those questions we have never been able to answer.
The inclusion of a fifth kingdom in the natural order turns the fourth kingdom that we humans presently inhabit into a mere corridor of becoming, a transitional episode in which we are driven forward in a process of transformation from the animal state behind us to that of the true human ahead, as indeed Gautama Buddha recognised.
Life, human life, he said, is never-ending change and the suffering of change – and indeed it is viewed as a journey of relentless development of intelligence and consciousness into the truly human kingdom, the fifth, wherein alone lies repose well earned.
The idea of a potential fifth kingdom, a state of spiritual felicity and repose we may hope to enjoy some time in the future, is not new to us.
But what the ancient mystery temples through to modern esoteric teachers like Guénon have been reluctant to disclose is that the fifth kingdom is not a future potential but a presently existing reality, a supremely enlightened human state coexisting with our own.
Like the other four kingdoms of nature, it has extended and always will extend back into the illimitable past and forward into an equally illimitable future, with its own archetypal place in the cosmos.
Indeed, it is esoterically acknowledged that beyond the fifth kingdom others also exist. Gordon speaks of the fourth, fifth, sixth and even the seventh kingdom of our planetary Nature.
“All of these kingdoms exist together (even if we are unaware of the fact),” he says, “and all of them together comprise the evolving nature of Man. Hence humankind is but one partial expression of Man in general.”
Given such a perspective, many possibilities open up that were not previously viable in our worldview.
According to this perspective, the Elders of Akkadian-Sumerian legend and the gods of the Babylonians and the Assyrians were the higher-level final flowering of a previous human cycle many millions of years old, their privilege being to guide the evolution of the next cycle – our own.
Freed by their advanced development from the limiting conditions of transitional fourth-level humanity, the universe was open to them, for fifth-kingdom space-time is said to possess multiple dimensions incomprehensible and inaccessible to the lower kingdoms.
These so-called gods could travel between the stars on supramundane energy currents unknown to us, incarnating on other stellar bodies or on planet Earth as the need arose, and withdrawing as they chose into dimensions invisible to their charges on Earth.
In the above scenario, not only is our past implicated in this new perspective; our future is equally involved. As we ascend with increasing rapidity into higher states of consciousness and hence into proximity with the fifth kingdom, we are finding the Elders in their various otherworld guises descending to meet us.
As a part of the great human order, they are our future as well as our past. We shall find in fact that humanity is at home everywhere in the universe and its life has no beginning and no ending; it is co-eternal with the cosmos.
Therefore, perhaps, it is time we gathered together all our ideas of aliens, extraterrestrials, Sirian cosmonauts and angelic visitors and categorise them all as members of our own human species who, along with their advanced technologies, have arrived in the fifth kingdom before us – our own kin already established in majesty and power; already, like the Egyptian priest-kings of old, free to traverse the cosmic pathways at will as the Sons of God – the lords of the universe.
According to the Solar teachings of the ancient Pillar religion, the royal road to the fifth kingdom lies in an ascension up the World Tree, through its successive gateways, to the starry heavens.
Kingly authority and the power to rule wisely rests on the royal initiate’s ability to ascend the axis mundi or World Tree to the divine centre of creation at the zenith of the heavens.
There, and only there, he will find deification; there he will be able to access the heavenly powers from which all impulses of rulership, creativity and wisdom emanate; there he will find the freedom of the spiritual world.
This idea of returning home to the stars is implicit in all the tribal totem systems found in early shamanic societies around the world, but was more fully realised in its religious form when the idea of kingship – of hierarchical rule from above – seized neolithic societies at the end of the last Ice Age.
John Major Jenkins, a leading researcher of ancient cosmology, says:
“Sacred knowledge is won or achieved by undertaking visionary journeys up the World Axis to the cosmic centre. A ruler, having thus become fused with the divine source and emanating power of life and wisdom, constellates the beings and objects of lesser degrees.”
Such a monarch stands as far more than an exemplary figurehead or an administrative symbol at the heart of his kingdom; he has become, by virtue of his conquest of the World Tree, a way-shower into a new order of being for the whole of his society.
In the same way, so Jenkins believes, at certain critical junctures of the Earth’s history, this odyssey of transformation up the cosmic Pillar to the divine Centre at the zenith is possible for the race as a whole, which thereby advances further towards its next evolutionary goal – the supernal kingdom, the fifth.
Revisiting the Pillar Religion
The secret teachings of the very earliest sages of which we have cognisance claimed that all life, all wisdom and creative power is transmitted to the earth plane via a spiritual energy flowing down from the highest Source, and that it is by reascending the sacred current, symbolised as a Pillar or a World Tree connecting earth to heaven, that humanity comes to its most sublime perfection.
A traditional symbol of this occult energy stream has been retained in the Qabalistic Tree of Life defined astrologically. The well-known British author Trevor Ravenscroft likens the Tree of Life to “the Yggdrasil tree of Norse mythology, the world-Ash which binds together heaven, earth and hell.”
The crown of the tree, he says, “comprises the twelve constellations of the Zodiac, the spiralling branches symbolise the planets and the roots of the trunk dig deeply into the elements of the earth.”
The Tree is thus a metaphor for the archetypal processes of the cosmos that are believed to underlie all evolutionary activity.
From the earliest times, the World Tree was central to the shamanism of the nomadic tribes of the Central Asian steppes, as it was to the later Solar religion of the settled Aryan communities of that region.
Indeed, if we are to believe Plato, in the days before the Great Flood and the sinking of Atlantis, the World Tree featured also in the primeval Atlantean religion with its monarchic system, its warlike bull cult and its concentric city planning; and according to Blavatsky, it was this Solar system that was eventually transplanted by great migrations into Central Asia.
From west to east and from north to south, then, the Pillar religion in its various guises appears to have reigned universally as the earth’s primordial belief-system, the destiny of man being seen as the ultimate return of his soul via the World Tree to the power-realms of the stars.
Where then on the planet is this World Tree that the Hebrews called Jacob’s Ladder? Although it would be natural to assume it is synonymous with the earth’s north-south axis of rotation, such is not the case.
According to Guénon, there have been several successive locations of the World Axis on the surface of the globe that distinguish it from either the north-south axis of rotation or the magnetic axis.
Opening up the secret metaphysical tradition, he asserts that basically nothing less than a new model of the world is needed if we are to understand the true nature of the World Axis.
The esoteric reality, expressed long ago in the Pillar teachings, is that the earth incorporates a principle that connects it at all times to a greater spiritual world in the same way that a mirrored reflection is intrinsically connected to the reality.
By virtue of this fact, the earth is multi-dimensional in structure – as indeed the physicist David Bohm has proposed in his theory of an implicate universal order lying behind the explicate physical order as its energetic template – and this radically modifies everything we can say about the planet, in the way we measure and describe it.
The Pillar religion projected a worldview very different from our own. The planet was regarded as a living organism with its own hierarchy of elemental intelligences, plus a hierarchy of solar intelligences or devas, at work in the manifold organisation and running of the whole, and which we call today the work of Nature.
The World Tree, in India known as Mt. Meru, was believed to be at the very heart of this great dynamic complex, a channel of evolutionary energy running through the centre of the planet, a path of psychospiritual transformation of the same order as the seven-fold spinal path of consciousness running through the human body.
In fact, the name Meru is connected to the Sanskrit word merudanda, meaning a backbone, and hence the World Tree can be further qualified as the backbone of the planet, a chakric system analogous to that of the human spinal system, with seven or nine nodes of increasing psychospiritual awareness culminating in the Cosmic Centre at the summit.
These nodes were clairvoyantly perceived as a succession of gateways up the trunk of the Tree leading into higher planes of existence, and the final entrance to the Cosmic Centre was therefore called the North Gate.
Guénon’s Neoplatonic thesis contains the concept of a universal ether, renamed “the quantum fluid” by modern science, and states that behind the physical body of the earth lies its spiritual template, a permanent prephysical or etheric web of forces delineating the planetary structure in its essential form.
In this inner light body – or, as Vedic cosmology calls it, the vajra body – is located the World Axis, the etheric source and intelligent regulator of all the energies of the planet.
At the beginning of each great temporal cycle – and by that Guénon means at the very least one round of the Zodiac, one Sidereal Year of 25,920 years – the two bodies are in virtually perfect alignment, but as the cycle proceeds a separation occurs and the physical body falls increasingly out of alignment with its spiritual template.
This non-alignment or tilting away of the planetary body from its inner template is the result of their differentiation from each other, which has the effect of creating all the earthly stresses and vicissitudes of time and change that we know so well, yet is the necessary precondition for evolutionary growth.
From this circumstance comes all the suffering of becoming, all the so-called evils of our earthly existence.
In such a spiritual cosmology the universe is the expression of a great Intelligence within which are the unchanging ideas or templates of form, the whole being in a state of ideal harmony and order.
But although the spiritual world of pure Being is changeless, the natural state of its reflection, holographically projected onto a lower plane and thus an object of differentiation, is to become off-centre in relation to it and therefore in perpetual compensatory motion.
This is the biblical “fall” of mankind without which there would be no evolutionary process.
With the separating out of the physical plane, motion is created and the suffering of change begins; for the process of increasing differentiation of the physical body from its spiritual background inflicts on the planet and all its life-forms a local disturbance, the angst of movement, of disequilibrium, of continual adjustment to new conditions and new evolutionary demands – but also to the possibility of attaining a greater state of being.
We can sum up this occult cosmology thus: At the beginning of the great precessional cycles, the north-south axis and the magnetic axis are in virtually perfect alignment with the World Axis and with each other.
All three stand at that time apparently united at true North, so that the supreme spiritual centre is in a literally polar location; but as the cycles proceed, the poles fall progressively out of alignment with the World Axis and terrestrial changes develop.
Today this mysterious noumenon known variously as the Sampo, the axis mundi and the Tree of Life has apparently shifted southward. Clairvoyantly visible, it has its locale in the Inner Asian region delineated by the Tarim Basin and its surrounding ring of great mountain ranges.
Within the boundaries of this vast mountain encirclement, the World Axis is believed to have varied its location from time to time.
But wherever it is found, it always remains functionally polar; it is always the central origin point – or as ancient peoples called it, the omphalos of the planet, the place of the first creation – from whence grand waves of acculturation have periodically issued.
In Galactic Alignment Jenkins presents a similar cosmological picture. He calls the World Axis the evolutionary axis, by implication a third terrestrial axis presently unknown to science.
Psychically accessible, this great current of psychospiritual conscious energy that runs through the centre of the earth is thought today to emerge somewhere north of Kashmir, soaring high into interstellar space above the Pamirs.
It is in that vicinity, at the foot of the World Tree, that the peoples of Central Asia have traditionally located the hidden kingdom of the Elders known as Shambhala, an initiatory centre accessible on both a physical, an etheric and an astral plane.
The North Gate, Jenkins contends, can be viewed as analogous at a cosmic level to the pineal gland in the human system, which is the most interior and creative centre in man and “the point from which spiritual gifts are given.”
He sees the Cosmic Centre at the head of the World Axis as fulfilling the same function in a planetary context.
However, while René Guénon has postulated a major polar-to-solar shift of the Cosmic Centre in man’s worship at some remote time in antiquity, Jenkins has argued that this shift would be better understood as a polar-to-galactic one.
Thousands of years ago, he says, priest-astronomers realised that approximately every 6,450 years the North Gate was aligned with the galactic centre, and that such times offered a priceless evolutionary opportunity for the whole race. It is an astronomical fact, says Jenkins,
“that alignments of the solstices and equinoxes with the plane of our Milky Way galaxy occur periodically over the 26,000-year precession cycle. Such alignments, in fact, occur every 6,450 years. Joseph Campbell pointed out that knowledge of the precessional cycle is implied by the importance given the number 25,920 in Hindu, Nordic and Babylonian doctrines.”
Jenkins equates the spiritual evolution of humanity with this periodic alignment of the Earth with the galactic plane and the Galactic Centre. The idea that the latter stimulates consciousness on this planet is, he says, “an intriguing and profound concept” that finds echoes in Mayan, Vedic and Egyptian cosmology.
Gordon too observes that the earth is subject to celestial seasons of about 6,480 years, “which have a dramatic effect upon both the climate… and also upon the many and varied cultures and civilisations which exist at the time.”
The Tree is thus regarded as a planetary chakric system analogous to that of the individual tantrica in the practice of kundalini yoga.
Even as the yogic consciousness ascends the spinal system, so activating a sequence of seven hierarchically ordered chakras or psychospiritual energy vortices which alter in subtle ways the entire spectrum of consciousness, so the ascension of the racial soul up the World Tree at certain precessional intervals of c.6,450 (or c.6,480) years corresponds with the opening up of a succession of celestial gateways for humanity as a whole.
At each open gateway the flooding down of divine creative energies precipitates certain psychological and cultural modifications in society; the human body typology changes; new deities, new mores appear; the material technology advances or changes its base, a new world-civilisation is launched founded on newly imperative truths.
It is a moment of supreme evolutionary importance, a collective initiation perhaps best conveyed by the teachings of the Mithraic mystery religion.
This important Greco-Roman cult flourished until the fourth century CE, when it was extinguished by Christianity. Seven planetary spheres were opened up to the seeker through the seven grades of Mithraic initiation, allowing him ultimately to ascend to the highest, the Father (Saturn).
However, beyond the seventh level was a secret teaching revealing an eighth and ninth level or “house” where the Hypercosmic Sun was located. This hypercosmic luminary, this “Star of Stars” as the first century philosopher Philo Judaeus of Alexandria called it, was identified with the Galactic Centre, to which access was gained only through the eighth and ninth celestial “doorway” above that of Saturn.21
This secret means of escape from Earth’s gravity into the freedom of the Universe has been closely guarded by occult tradition and is still not fully unveiled.
The doctrine of the Hypercosmic Sun, according to Jenkins, is “fundamentally about the soul’s passage through the galactic gateways that open during eras of galactic alignment,” when the divine light of the Milky Way Centre pours down through the opened valves of the World Axis and irradiates the earth and all its inhabitants for a certain interval of time.
It is in that critical interval that the great evolutionary mutations take place, civilisations are overthrown and reinstated in radically new forms and the potential exists for the fifth kingdom to be realised by at least some members of fourth-kingdom humanity.
Jenkins is only one of countless observers who believe such a historic time has once again come around. Indeed, by now millions of people are watching and waiting for the end-of-the-world Mayan date of 2012 CE, believing it to be the beginning of a new World Age… a further stage in the journey towards the fifth kingdom.
In February of 1962 astrological pundits announced a major planetary conjunction that occurs only once in every c.6,500 (or 6,480) years – the previous one therefore having taken place in c.4500 BCE, and the one before that in c.11000 BCE, both of which occasions were prophetic of great earth changes.22
I remember well the report in the media, because immediately a cry of distress and foreboding went up right across India; for it was known by most Hindu astrologers that this rare stellar event, occurring only four times in the precessional cycle of 26,000 years, does indeed foreshadow great floods and catastrophic climatic changes.
In response, the dawning New Age movement of the time predicted the return of the Elder race, the possibility of a pole shift, the birth of a new race of clairvoyants.
To esotericists generally the conjunction signified a new World Age and an impending psychospiritual initiation of collective humanity, with all the social and ideological turmoil such an event implied.
And confirming John Major Jenkins’ later theory to the hilt, the conjunction was seen by some star-gazers as the first sign of a coming revolution in geopolitical world affairs, with the rise of Asia and the decline of the western Anglo-American hegemony.
At the time all these predictions were regarded as amazing and pretty farfetched. But nearly fifty years on, the events presaged in 1962 are now crystallising as post-millennial realities.
Ominously, the ice caps and glaciers are melting, the seas rising, earth’s resources shrinking; the Anglo-American world order, built on predatory economic corporations, is unravelling, Asiatic power inexorably rising.
A transformation in human consciousness is well underway; and there is increasing evidence that the vast natural, socio-political and consciousness changes we are seeing are now irreversible, for good or ill.
Perhaps the most significant sign of the times is to be found in the growing vision of a unified Eurasia among the major Asian nations such as China, Mongolia, India, Iran (and also Brazil), as well as Kazakhstan and many other of the Central Asian Muslim states.
Included in this growing Eastern bloc is Russia which, since the collapse of the Soviet regime, is increasingly turning away from Western Europe and towards Asia in its quest for identity. Geographically the largest nation on the earth, it extends right across northern Asia from Eastern Europe to the Bering Sea.
Russia is rediscovering its Slavic roots; and especially since the discovery of Arkaim and the Land of Cities in the southern Urals, it is also exploring its Aryan past and its more recent connections to the Mongol Empire of Genghis Khan, who subjugated the whole of the Eurasian corridor as far as eastern Europe in the thirteenth century.
Indeed, for many of Russia’s intellectuals the universal tolerance and freedom from dogma of the ancient Pillar religion of the Mongol/Turkic peoples has great valence and is displacing Christianity and Islam in the popular esteem.
“Out of Russia,” says Alice Bailey, channelling the prophecies of her Tibetan guru, DK, “will emerge the new and magical religion about which I have so often told you.”
There have been a number of famous prophecies regarding Russia’s future pivotal role in world affairs generally, notably those of Rudolf Steiner and Edgar Cayce, as well as those of Gerard Encausse, the highly respected French occult master who went under the pseudonym of Papus (1865 – 1916).
The author Mehmet Sabeheddin notes that “Papus knew of the key role to be played by Russia in unifying Eurasia and her occult destiny as the Empire of the End, the outward manifestation of the enigmatic power of ‘Northern Shambhala’.”
Many others have seen Russia as destined to continue the work of Genghis Khan, who transformed the nomad tribal conglomerates of the Eurasian steppes into a unified and superbly organised political system that revolutionised international life for centuries to come.
Across the steppes, where for countless centuries a melting pot of peoples, religions and empires from every quarter have traded and warred and sunk with their cities beneath the desert sands, a spirit of renaissance, of ecumenical reform, is undoubtedly taking hold.
From the Far East to Moscow and from the Altai to Iran, a countervailing force, identifiable with the invisible spiritual powerhouse of Shambhala, is stirring throughout the region. Muslim, Buddhist, Zoroastrian, Christian, Jew, Taoist and shaman are finding common ground in a unitive vision of the future.
Responding to the militaristic Anglo-American colonisation that has long dominated the Asian hemisphere, this new regional climate bodes well for the rebalancing of the globe’s spiritual, cultural and economic forces.
The move to turn the tenuous Eurasian concept into a geopolitical reality composed of numerous independent but strongly affiliated nations committed to East-West amity must be regarded as a force for renewal, for the healing of the Atlantean/Hyperborean rupture that long ago shattered the primal unity of the life of the planet.
The present thrust seeks instead to recapture the unity of the ancient Arctic accord and to set forth new terms for a viable future for humankind.
What is truly remarkable is that we are witnessing all this happening in Central Asia at the very time of great astrological significance, when the stars again portend extreme danger and extreme opportunity for the life of Earth.
Are we then seeing once again a mysterious intervention from the East, a salvific influence arising in the heart of Asia that seeks to sow the seeds of a new global order and a new type of civilisation in the face of apocalyptic geophysical change? Can the Elder race be coming to our aid yet again?
By Victoria LePage, New Dawn Magazine; |
In the video, a very large bipedal creature seemingly covered in hair can be seen walking through a wooded area. At various points, the suspected Sasquatch's gait appears to somewhat resemble the Bigfoot seen in the iconic Patterson-Gimlin film.
Puzzling together small pieces from long gone ancient cultures, I always end up with the same pattern.
No matter how distanced by space or time period, all major cultures have the same or very similar creation stories: Serpent/Dragon/Reptilian “gods” came down to Earth in flying crafts, genetically engineered the humans species, offered them knowledge, and eventually returned to the stars.
Another striking feature of our ancient history is the link between “gods” and gold.
All ancient cultures – same story!
I. The Reptilian Creator God of Australia (aka “The Rainbow Serpent”);
II. Pyramids and other ancient sites – intentionally buried;
III. The human and reptilian connections;
I. The Reptilian Creator God of Australia
Connecting our true history to modern science
While watching the latest series of Ancient Aliens on History Channel (S.03 – Ep.10), I was exalted to find almost the same creation story in Australia, as everywhere else on Earth. Not only that, but things will get even more amazing on the way.
Before proceeding, please, allow me to make a brief introduction and tell you how the creator gods are usually described by our ancestors (all over the planet).
The serpent gods, the Reptilians, were very advanced in technology. They came down to Earth in flying vehicles and they were able to genetically alter our species. The official story – written in clay tablets, wall paintings & carvings or passed on orally, from generation to generation – is that they used DNA from a female primate, combined it with some of their own DNA and upgraded the primates into a new, better species…we, the human beings.
The reptilian gods upgraded us three times, perfecting their creation. Our modern science confirms three sudden evolutionary leaps and invented a theory trying to explain the unexplainable. The theory is called ‘bottleneck population‘ and refers to the ability of a species to suddenly evolve into a better species when facing extinction (highly unreasonable and improbable, in my opinion).
But there is another interesting scientific fact that supports the reptilian involvement in our evolution. All modern humans can be genetically traced back to one female that lived in Africa, about 200,000 years ago.
Are you interested to know the definition of ‘Human’?
Humans (known taxonomically as Homo sapiens, Latin for “wise man” or “knowing man”) are the only living species in the Homo genus. Anatomically modern humans originated in Africa about 200,000 years ago.
The Rainbow Serpent – Another Reptilian Creator God
19:20 Near the city of Cooktown (16 miles South), Australia, resides the Black Mountain. A huge formation of stacked up black granite boulders. Who stuck them together and for what purpose?
The Kuku Nyungkal people are the descendants of the first local tribes of Australia. Their stories are amazing, speaking of lizard-like creatures who used to live there. They are the Creators of their ancestors and refer to them as ‘Demons’.
As all the stories involving reptilian ‘gods’, the rainbow serpent also used to eat humans.
28:20 The most plausible explanation regarding why did the reptilian ETs stacked the gigantic rocks together, is that they were trying to cover something up, to erase their tracks.
But what were they trying to cover? In 1872 an expedition found massive quantities of gold in a nearby river. Within 20 years, 55 tons of gold have been removed. This is another huge piece of evidence that reptilian extraterrestrials genetically engineered humans in that area, in order to use them as gold miners.
(The oldest metropolis on Earth was discovered in Africa and was dated to be 200,000 years old. Just as old as the ‘mother of all humans’ and, more importantly, on the same continent. It cannot be just a coincidence!
The history of the African people is held and passed on from generation to generation by Zulu shamans. The story of their creation speaks of reptilian gods who came down to Earth searching for a metal they were in great need on their home planets: gold. They’ve created the first people of Africa as working slaves.
II. Pyramids and other ancient sites – intentionally buried
1. The Egyptian Great Pyramids have been found half-buried in sand. Today’s Egyptologists say they were covered by sand storms (idea promoted by the corrupted ones), but I am almost certain that the powerful winds actually uncovered them.
2. The pyramid of Senusret I, Lisht, Egypt
“The valley temple of Senusret I’s complex is buried beneath considerable sand and a Roman cemetery…” – TourEgypt.net
3. The Mayan First Temple
In the book “The Cydonia Codex: Reflections from Mars”, by George J. Haas & William R. Saunders, they write: “…ancient Mayan pyramid that was intentionally buried around 50 BC…”
4. The Teotihuacan site, Mexico
It has been difficult to find these old images showing the Mayan ‘Pyramid of the Sun’, located in the Teotihuacan archaeological complex. But they are so rewarding!
At the peek of its glory, the Teotihuacan complex was probably the largest inhabited area in the world. As many as 200,000 people once lived here. Teotihuacan means ‘birthplace of the gods’
The Mayas had a complex pantheon of deities whom they worshiped and to whom they used to offer human sacrifices. The great god was named Kukulcan (a.k.a. Quetzalcoatl) and the Maya history says he came to Earth from the star system of Pleiades, in a flying fire ball.
He is depicted in both human and reptilian shapes.
In the human form he was a tall man, with white skin, blonde hair and blue eyes (in many cultures their gods are described just like that), while in the reptilian form he was a feathered serpent that ate humans.
He was known in all Mesoamerican cultures, but under different names:
Mayas – Kukulcan, Aztecs – Quetzalcoatl or Incas – Viracocha.
He was worshiped as the creator god and returned to the stars (Pleiades) when his mission ended.
5. The Chinese Pyramids
Not many people know that China has pyramids on its territory. In fact, China is probably the richest country in pyramids in the entire world! Some say it has as much as 300 pyramids, but nobody seems interested to say more to the general public.
6. The Bosnian Pyramids
I wrote several articles about the Bosnian Valley of Pyramids, near Visoko, and the current censorship that is taking place.
7. Göbekli Tepe: 12,000 years old temple
Fragment from an interview with Gobekli Tepe’s lead archaeologist, Klaus Schmidt:
“Q: Why was the site buried in 8,000BC?
A: No one knows. But the way the dust is packed around the stones shows that Gobekli was entombed deliberately, and with some care.”This is some of the evidence I was able to gather about the – intentionally – buried pyramids and temples, around the world. But there is still one pregnant question that is hunting me:
“The reptilian extraterrestrials buried these gigantic constructions, but are they the ones who built them in the first place?” I don’t think so, because I was unable to find any connection between the reptilians and the construction of these structures. None!
III. The human and reptilian connections – my theory
Based on my research, I do have a theory regarding the human and reptilian connections.
I think that a better human species existed on this planet long before the reptilians came here. It was a very peaceful and spiritually evolved species that was able to work within the Creation. They’ve probably mastered lost knowledge, like alchemy and they were able to work with crystals and create whatever needed with little or no effort.
My guess is that they were a small society, living in the warm areas of the planet. They were farmers and fruit gatherers, entirely vegan in diet. They were probably having group meditations for keeping the waters fresh and their food healthy. Their common goal was most certainly to evolve as a species, not as individuals.
They knew that humans are infinite and immortal as spirits, therefore they were not afraid of death. Probably they welcomed death, because it was nothing more than a ‘change of vehicles’.
I think they were able to remember their previous incarnations, and if so, most certainly with the help of the elders. They definitely had spiritual schools where they were taught about life’s purpose and spiritual evolution.
By contrast, the reptilians were cruel warriors, lacking mercy or empathy. They arrived on Earth seeking for gold, a metal much-needed on their home planets. They probably tried to brake our free-will and make us work for them in the mines. If humans were like I imagine, then the reptilians had no means to brake us. They chose to exterminate us (we stood no chance against them!) and instead they’ve created a lesser human specie, by combining human and ape DNA.
Our modern science admits that the human DNA is very strange, indeed. Not only that we should have had more than 2 DNA strands, but we only use about 2% of them! How mind boggling is that?
So, instead of upgrading us into a better species, they in fact downgraded us into a lesser one – making us obedient and controllable. The two sudden leaps in our evolution, before Homo sapiens sapiens (the modern human), were probably their first ‘versions’ of human-ape hybrids. Obedient and controllable, but not intelligent enough for gold mining with sophisticated machinery. So they tried again and again, until they made us intelligent enough to work with their machines, but dumb enough to be controllable.
We’ve lost the capability to remember our previous incarnations and we don’t understand life’s purpose anymore.
The third and final version of hybrids, also contains reptilian DNA – David from Inua, says. The reptilians wanted to make us closer to them as a specie, and accept them as our masters with ease – and that’s exactly what happened. The newly created human species interbred with the previous two species, diluting their reptilian DNA more and more over time.
But some of them were chosen as our leaders and asked to keep their DNA pure. They have been taught how to control the masses and how to perform human sacrifices for their leaders. In exchange they received power and wealth. They were not treated as working slaves and received some knowledge from the reptilians. In time, they become known as ‘royal families’ and led the humans according to the secret agenda of their masters.
When humans become too many and too hard to control, the reptilians went in their huge underground cities – just like the Sumerian tablets state. If they are still there or not, I don’t know. Maybe they eventually left, leaving behind their royal hybrids to carry on their agenda: the further enslavement of the human species and their constant demand for gold – as my previous articles suggest.
But now it doesn’t matter how many things the reptilians took from us, it doesn’t matter how much pain and sufferance they caused, it doesn’t even matter if they are still here or not!
If you remember that we have a common goal – to be united and evolve as a species, not as individuals – then we’ve won!
Famous chemist Ronald Breslow PhD has recently released a paper (i.e. “Could ‘advanced’ dinosaurs rule other planets”) explaining the possibility that an ancient advanced Reptilian species could exist somewhere in the universe. The paper was published by the American Chemical Society.
(American Chemical Society) – “New scientific research raises the possibility that advanced versions of T. Rex and other dinosaurs — monstrous creatures with the intelligence and cunning of humans — may be the life forms that evolved on other planets in the universe.”
“We would be better off not meeting them”, concludes the study, which appears in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.
Later edit — The paper was withdrawn from the website, about one month after I have posted this article, and linked it to their work: “This paper was withdrawn on May 16, 2012 (J. Am. Chem. Soc.2012, 134, 8287).”
In the report, noted scientist Ronald Breslow, Ph.D., discusses the century-old mystery of why the building blocks of terrestrial amino acids (which make up proteins), sugars, and the genetic materials DNA and RNA exist mainly in one orientation or shape. There are two possible orientations, left and right, which mirror each other in the same way as hands. This is known as “chirality.”
In order for life to arise, proteins, for instance, must contain only one chiral form of amino acids, left or right. With the exception of a few bacteria, amino acids in all life on Earth have the left-handed orientation. Most sugars have a right-handed orientation. How did that so-called homochirality, the predominance of one chiral form, happen?
Breslow describes evidence supporting the idea that the unusual amino acids carried to a lifeless Earth by meteorites about 4 billion years ago set the pattern for normal amino acids with the L-geometry, the kind in terrestial proteins, and how those could lead to D-sugars of the kind in DNA.
“Of course,” Breslow says, “showing that it could have happened this way is not the same as showing that it did.” He adds: “An implication from this work is that elsewhere in the universe there could be life forms based on D-amino acids and L-sugars. Such life forms could well be advanced versions of dinosaurs, if mammals did not have the good fortune to have the dinosaurs wiped out by an asteroidal collision, as on Earth. We would be better off not meeting them.”
The Dinosauroid Hypothesis (a.k.a. Sapient Dinosaurs)
“In 1982, Dale Russell, then curator of vertebrate fossils at the National Museum of Canada in Ottawa, conjectured a possible evolutionary path for Troodon, if it not had perished in the K/T extinction event 65 million years ago, suggesting that it could have evolved into intelligent beings similar in body plan to humans.
Over geologic time, Russell noted that there had been a steady increase in the encephalization quotient or EQ (the relative brain weight when compared to other species with the same body weight) among the dinosaurs.
Russell had discovered the first Troodontid skull, and noted that, while its EQ was low compared to humans, it was six times higher than that of other dinosaurs. Russell suggested that if the trend in Troodon evolution had continued to the present, its brain case could by now measure 1,100 cm3; comparable to that of a human.
Troodontids had semi-manipulative fingers, able to grasp and hold objects to a certain degree, and binocular vision. Russell proposed that his “Dinosauroid”, like members of the troodontid family, would have had large eyes and three fingers on each hand, one of which would have been partially opposed. Russell also speculated that the “Dinosauroid” would have had a tootheless beak.
As with most modern reptiles (and birds), he conceived of its genitalia as internal. Russell speculated that it would have required a navel, as a placenta aids the development of a large brain case. However, it would not have possessed mammary glands, and would have fed its young, as some birds do, on regurgitated food. He speculated that its language would have sounded somewhat like bird song.” — Wikipedia;
More Supporters of the “Sapient Dinosaurs” Theory
(1977) Aritsune Toyota – “A Japanese science fiction writer was one of the earliest proposers of the idea of sapient dinosaurs. Toyota was intrigued by the theory of the “Warm-blooded Deinonychus” (John Ostrom, 1964) and developed the idea that some kinds of dinosaurs would have evolved to acquire intelligence.
He referred to The Hot-blooded Dinosaurs (Desmond, Adrian J., 1975, Rosemarie Buckman, Oxfordshire) and constructed a theoretical model of what they might have been like. He first published his ideas as science fiction in the novel Kako no kageri (A shadow of the past) in 1977. In the story he described them as reptilian humanoids who use bone tools for hunting, speak a primitive language, and build a rudimentary society. The creature was supposed to have evolved from a dinosaur similar to dromaeosaurus.
A year later, Toyota received advice from Japanese zoologist Tatsuo Saneyoshi, and began striving for more zoological authenticity on details. He then authored Zoku jikanhō keikaku (Prospectus for the spatiotemporal cannon part 2). He continued to study thropoda, and serialized his novel as Dainosaurusu sakusen (The plan of the dinosaurs) in 1979.” – Wikipedia;
(1977) Carl Sagan – “In his 1977 book, The Dragons of Eden: Speculations on the Evolution of Human Intelligence, author Carl Sagan speculated about the related genus Saurornithoides evolving into ever more intelligent forms in the absence of any extinction event. In a world dominated by Saurornithoides, Sagan mused, arithmetic would be Base 8 rather than Base 10.”
(1978) Harry Jerison – “American psychologist Harry Jerison suggested the possibility of sapient dinosaurs. In 1978, he gave a presentation titled “Smart dinosaurs and comparative psychology”, at a meeting of the American Psychological Association. According to his speech, dromiceiomimus supposedly could have evolved into a highly intelligent species like human beings.”
General Dr. Emil Străinu
Romanian General (retired), expert in radiolocation (radar technology) and Doctor in geophysical war.
Currently he occupies the following positions:
– “Advisor of the Romanian Parliament on unconventional issues and asymmetrical threats.”
– “Director of The Special Situations and Research Center on UFOs and Psihotronics.”
– “Founder of the Association for the Study of Unidentified Aerospace Phenomena.”
– Author of dozens of esoteric books.
General Emil Strainu is invited to the most important esoteric events in the world and he wrote dozens of books spreading the true knowledge. He speaks about extraterrestrials, intraterrestrials, and hundreds of other interesting subjects.
He always claimed that the reptilian extraterrestrials exist, that they have huge underground bases/cities, but nothing more. Each time he concluded: “I’m not going any further on this subject!”
After reading Aryan Hava’s books “Inuaki, the reptilian inside me” (1 and 2), General Strainu contacted her because he had a mind-blowing story to tell and she was about to launch her third book on this subject: “Anunnaki Vs. Anunnaki” (or “An.unnak.ki versus An.unnak.ki”). This is how he ended up writing the book’s preface.
In the introduction he speaks about a good friend of his who had seen two reptilian beings in an early morning (5:00 AM) in the Retezat Mountains (A group of Mountains in the Carpathians:
His friend is a military figure as well, a high ranking officer specialized in commando warfare, which asked for his identity to remain undisclosed. He served in Iraq, Afghanistan, Africa and South America. Currently he is on another war theater in the Middle East. General Strainu also mentioned that his friend is not a fan of either Sci-Fi or Ufology. General Strainu stated that he trusts his friend above any doubt.
The events took place as follows:
The high ranking officer, lets call him Colonel X, was driving back from a short camping trip, which he took alone in the mountains. He was closing to Bucharest (Romania’s capital city) when his car signalized that it was low on gas, so he pulled into a small rural gas station.
It was 5:00 – 5:10 AM, so nobody was around. Colonel X noticed a khaki Hummer with black windows parked outside the gas station with the engine on, but nobody around it.
After filling up his tank, he payed and headed back to his SUV. But then he noticed that the driver’s door of the Hummer was opened and inside it he saw a reptilian being. The reptilian had no clothes but it was wearing military boots; he/it was entirely covered with green scales (just like a crocodile) and had a lizard-type crest on the head.
The reptilian saw Colonel X, then he got out of the car unhindered, while still staring at him. He directed some sharp sounds at someone from inside the car, this time looking irritated, then got back at the wheel and quickly drove away. The car had no license plates, either on the front or back.
Colonel X appreciated the reptilian to be 2,00m (78,7 inches) tall, with yellow eyes and cat type slits.
The Colonel looked around to see if someone else had witnessed the event, but he was alone. Then he noticed the gas station’s video camera. Unfortunately, the salesman told him that the camera was “just for decoration” and had no practical use, other than scare any potential robbers. Thinking that this was a very well played hoax, he got back into the car and continued his journey.
After several miles he was still very ridden by the events, when he saw the same Hummer with all four doors opened. Further, outside the road, he noticed two dark green reptilians that seemed to be arguing.
The second reptilian was 15-20 cm (5,9 – 7,9 inches) taller than the first one. He wasn’t wearing clothes or boots. He had lizard-type feet and unlike the first one, he had a tail.
On the street, trucks were passing by in both directions and the drivers were pointing at the creatures, but nobody pulled over. Then, Colonel X got his mobile phone out and took several photographs of the reptilians that were totally careless of this event.
After 3-5 minutes, the two reptilians got back into the car and drove back in the direction they initially came from, with high speed. The Colonel looked again at the pictures from his mobile phone and rushed for Bucharest in order to contact General Strainu and together decide what to do with the astonishing pictures.
Back in Bucharest, the phone was clearly showing 11 pictures, but all of them were completely green. Together with General Strainu, they headed to a phone service company that couldn’t help them either. It was like the Colonel photographed a bright green light.
For two weeks they analyzed the story in great detail and searched for witnesses, but all efforts ended up in failure.
General Emil Strainu concluded:
“Only one thing is sure: we live in a world that we only THINK we know, having a false impression that we are its masters. In fact we are only subtenants in transit, on a planet that never belonged to us and having no idea what our purpose really is…” [Book Source — Introduction written in Romanian by Dr. Emil Strainu]
An amateur archaeologist by the name of Manuel Abril believes he has discovered a pyramid in the Cuenca region of Spain.
It seems that there are Pyramids all over Europe, not only in Bosnia. According to reports from cuatro.com, located in the Cuenca region of Spain, an amateur archaeologist has found the first Spanish Pyramid in September this year.
The remains of the pyramid can be found in the town of Canete. According to Cuatro Milenio, the pyramid is located on the hill known as El Cabezuelo.
Aerial studies of the location has made it possible to appreciate the square shape of the pyramidal arrangement, the corners and stones seem to be perfectly aligned in blocks which indicates that the Cerro el Cabezuelo is in fact an ancient pyramid and not a natural formation.
According to reports, archaeological remains that show human presence that goes back at least to the Middle Ages has been found near the alleged pyramid.
Aerial view of the mysterious structure believed to be the first pyramid in Spain
While this discovery hasn’t been certified by official archeologists nor has it been studied by more researchers, many believe that this could prove to be the first pyramid in Cañete, a sensational discovery to say the least.
The age of the pyramid, its origin, its builders and its purpose are at this point an enigma that archaeological and geological studies will hope to answer in the near future.
While information regarding the enigmatic Pyramid of Spain is limited due to its recent discovery, we certainly hope that researchers will rush to the scene and excavate the area in Cañete that could prove to be another pyramid in Europe.
Manuel Abril, the discoverer of the first pyramid in Spain says that the placement of the stones led him to think about that possibility that he was looking at a pyramid and not a natural formation as it was believed to be.
According to Mr Abril, we could be looking at some sort of Stepped Pyramid, because of the enigmatic arrangement of the stones.
According to statements from Mario Iglesias, one of the geologists who visited the newly discovered Pyramid, the blocks of stone that are found at the Pyramid are clearly the product of man, and are not naturally occurring stones.
Now, experts will want to conduct necessary investigations to ensure that this really is a pyramid, and not just any pyramid, but the first pyramid in Spain.
Located on a remote pasture in the Arges county, the mystical place dubbed “The Sanctuary” offers a panoramic view of the neighboring mountain chain of Bucegi, renowned for the numerous out-of-place artefacts discovered there, but also for their richness in gold.
Not far from here lies “The Sphinx,” an ancient monument considered to be a natural formation that strongly resembles the face of a human being. Legend has it that Zamolxis – the god of the ancient Romanian people (the Dacians), made his home and sanctuary beneath these mountains.
Different accounts speak of how Zalmoxis vanished deep within the labyrinth of caves to consult with his oracles about the faith of the vast region governed by him.
In 2009, the book Transylvanian Sunrise was published, causing an unprecedented debate among conspiracy theorists.
The co-author of the book, Peter Moon, claimed to have worked in tandem with a secret intelligence officer of the Romanian government who revealed to him classified information about an unusual discovery dug-up by the Pentagon.
The book reads the following:
“In 2003, the Pentagon discovered through the use of satellite technology, an anomaly beneath this ancient sphinx. Through the highest levels of Freemasonry, the Pentagon was able to secure an alliance with the most secret department of the Romanian Intelligence Service which is known as Department Zero.”
The find consisted in massive underground tunnels that led the U.S and Romanian governments to ancient and advanced technology.
Some claimed they have found a Vimana, while others speak of a stargate, or a holographic hall of records buried underneath the Sphinx. Although the book is considered pure fiction by many, the possibility of such a discovery is extremely likely, and here is why:
First of all, there are countless local legends speaking of this mythical place. There are hundreds of unexplored caves alongside the mountain range of Bucegi, not counting the ones already discovered.
Secondly, there’s a written account dating from the First World War telling how the peasants from Dobrogea were using underground tunnels that stretched thousands of kilometers beneath the Black Sea.
Through these underground passages they lead their herds of sheep into Turkey and Asia Minor, where they would sell them for a considerable profit.
There are two known entrances in the region of Dobrogea, but are now sealed due to national security reasons.
The underground passage could be linked to the ancient tunnels that have recently been discovered in the Cappadocia region of Turkey, making this story less likely to be just a myth or coincidence.
In the 80s, a group of men working on the canal that unites the river Danube to the Black Sea, stumbled across another entrance that carried them from Romania to Bulgaria underneath the vast mass of water. All these tremendous discoveries are being suppressed by the Romanian and foreign governments.
However, there are many historians who acknowledge the long heritage of the Romanian people and the mysterious ways their ancestors ruled over the land thousands of years ago. According to Marja Gimbutas, professor at U.C.L.A, their bloodline stretches a considerable span of time.
“Romania is the hearth of what I name Old Europe, a cultural entity of 6.500 – 3.500 B.C., based on a matriarchal society, theocratic, peaceful, loving and creators of art, that preceded the patriarchal Indo-European societies of warriors from the bronze and iron age.
“It became evident that this ancient European civilization precedes the Sumerian by millennia. It was a period of harmony, in full agreement with the creator energies of nature.”
Of course, there are also the clay tablets discovered at Tartaria which bear an old writing similar to that of the Sumerians, but since they were dated to about 6,000 B.C., it directly contradicts the general accepted theory according to which the first writings belonged to the Sumerians and ancient Egyptians.
Marco Merlini, an Italian archaeologists who studied the artifacts in detail, expressed his point of view:
“The bones, as well as the tablets are very old. It is a certainty. It is our turn to think that writing began in Europe, 2.000 years before the Sumerian writing. In Romania we have a great treasure, but it does not belong only to Romania, but to the whole of Europe.”
The twisted road led me to this hidden valley surrounded by cliffs and dense forests. I can barely settle because of the dazzling view, but maybe all this enthusiasm is because the place I’m about to visit promises to offer an even more impressive panorama.
Only a few miles down the road and I see the first cave, suspended on a steep crag. Its broad entrance makes my sporadic curiosity go beyond the present, thinking of how easily an ancient civilization could had used that place to outlive a global catastrophe.
Although I have expected the cave to be a tourist attraction by now, the close-up view revealed through the binocular lenses disclosed that it was in fact a remote cave that couldn’t be accessed without special mountaineering equipment.
At this point, the legendary feeling of the place was slowly becoming a reality.
The Keeper awaited me at the base of the hill. From there, we followed the path until we reached the high pastures. The world I knew vanished entirely after reaching the Sanctuary.
The tranquility of the place couple up with the breathtaking view of the surrounding landscape gave me a feeling of immortality, but not for me, this for this hidden wonder that passed the test of time, remaining unaltered after countless wars and an industrial revolution.
Now I see why sky-watchers and conspirators alike gather here to exchange knowledge and investigate the UFO phenomenon.
Our host, Welcica, had once been a man of faith. Like every other Romanian, he had deep Christian roots transmitted from one generation to the other, but after the answers provided by religion were not enough to satisfy his thirst for universal knowledge, he was guided to this place where he would undergo a substantial transformation.
A few years spent up here had shown him at least a dozen unexplained aerial phenomenon, and I’m not talking about the usual chem spraying riffraff we all know about.
Q: What was the most consistent UFO experience you’ve had up here?
A: I don’t have to think much about that, as I’ll never forget what I’ve witnessed back in 2014. The encounter was overwhelming. I am glad that I’m still here to tell the tale.
Q: You’re insinuating that your life was put in peril by a UFO encounter? Would you mind going into more details?
A: It was about… When I was sitting relaxed on the porch together with two conspirators. We were discussing about the giant bones unearthed not far from here when one of us saw a strange light up in the horizon.
At first, we didn’t pay much attention to it and carried on with our conversation, but as soon as every dog on the valley started barking, we pointed our eyes towards the sky. Now, I told you this place is strategically put, like the center of cauldron with rocky walls.
You can only access it through where you came from, where the valleys are opening up. There we saw this bright, circular light that was slowly hovering over the lowlands. It was heading towards us, and as it did, the barking of the dogs became even louder.
Q: Could you break down the UFO a bit?
A: Before doing this, I would like to mention that it did not give me an overall feeling of safety. It looked light a sphere of light, but as it was moving, pieces from it seemed to be missing.
It was not a complete sphere, but more like a liquid object swimming through the air. It continued to hover over the valley until it reached a point about 200-300 meters from where we were standing. Now I could see it better.
Whenever it moved, its shape was vibrating and changing at the same time. I could see waves fluctuating out of its energy shield, almost like it was alive.
Q: So what distressed you about this encounter?
A: When it was close enough, I could see the faint, conic shape of another light emitted by the UFO. It strongly resembled a flashlight scouting in the dark. Then I realized it was looking for something, or maybe scanning the area.
The tip of the iceberg was when the luminous sphere directed its light towards us. It stopped at about 150 meters on the right side of the cabin and scanned the face of my friend. My buddies and I were frozen in place at this point, unable to think of a reaction.
The moment only lasted for approximately 5 seconds. Afterwards, the sphere took flight over the hill, slowly descending for the nearby village. It continued to move up and down without following a specific pattern.
Q: That’s a fascinating story. Do you have any viable explanation for it in mind?
A: At first I thought of it being some sort of military device, considering that they own technology far ahead of our time and also have several secret bases located in the mountains nearby.
But after debating this with the other two witnesses, we’ve reached the conclusion of it being a living organism. It was very peculiar: the way it moved, morphed and reacted to the environment.
Q: Are there other notable experiences you would like to share?
A: I see strange things on a regular basis here. UFOs are something common, and I can now distinguish between what’s what, but this incident that I’ve mentioned beats the others by far. However, I sometimes see this red dot that’s locking on certain airplanes.
It follows them and it doesn’t leave any visible trail behind. I suspect this to be a military device though.
The Hyperborean Gallery and Traces of Ancient Technology
Discussing certain ideas with The Keeper has lead me to the conclusion that he is more than a common online-reading conspirator.
In fact, some of his stories are based on real experiences and thorough research that he’s done throughout the years.
To cut this short, I’ll tell you about how he contributed to defending an area piled up with artifacts of extreme importance to cultural and world heritage.
Rosia Montana is a small town in Transylvania with an ongoing mining operation. The prospected materials (at least on the surface) are gold, silver, and precious stones that can be found in abundance in the Apuseni Mountains.
Because mining involves a lot of digging, certain out-of-place items were discovered there, among the most interesting being the skeletal remains of a 10 meter (32.8 feet) tall giant unearthed back in 1976.
(Check out the man standing next to the colossal skeleton to understand the huge proportions).
One of the very few pictures of an actual giant skeleton that survived. It has been unearthed in a gold mine at Rosia Montana, Romania — December 13, 1976. It measures 32.8 Feet in height (10 meters).
Approximately 5,500 years ago, the Agathyrsi – the ancient people of this area, constructed a complex gallery of underground tunnels. Various sources claim these tunnels led to a dome-like structure located deep within the Bucegi mountain range.
This ancient place, dubbed “The Hyperborean Gallery” or “Gallery 13”, was found underneath the Cornea village, the same place where Ceausescu – the Romanian communist dictator, discovered several giant bones and weapons in 1976.
The remains were sent to Moscow because the Romanian state lacked the means to analyze them, but the Russian observations were never to arrive. There are only a few photos left that remind of the extraordinary find.
Fast forward to February 2012, when another remarkable discovery was dug up by a group of geologists operating not far from the location of Gallery 13. While following a certain gold vein, they stumbled upon an unusual gravestone made from different materials.
A sample was sent for further investigations, and the results revealed that the composition of the tombstone included 55% gold dust, 15% granite dust and 30% wolfram, but the icing on the cake was the technique used in the carving process – declared unknown to this day.
The relic unearthed in 2012 shared a similar fate to the artifacts discovered in 1976 and no one knows its exact whereabouts. Measurements revealed its staggering proportions – six meters (19.7) wide, twelve meters (39.4 feet) long and three meters (9.8 feet) tall.
It weighed close to 1,700 tons, containing about 900 tons of solid gold. To make another comparison, it would have taken the ancients more than twenty years to mine such a considerable amount of gold. The gravestone ended up in 80 small pieces because otherwise, it couldn’t had been transported.
Probably the most intriguing find occurred upon lifting of the gravestone, where archaeologists discovered an ample entrance on the bottom of the grave.
A four meter (13.1 feet) diameter pit with a coiled stairway descending into another room illuminated by a mysterious milky-violet light was then revealed to the archaeological team.
At first sight, the stairs appeared as carved into the wall using an extremely smooth and advanced method of laser precision. Although the overall discovery made the archaeological team really anxious, a daring volunteer decided to venture into the opening, but he was never to return from down there.
Accounts speak of how the army closed the entire Gallery 13 a few days later, sealing the underground pit under a dense layer of cement. Witnesses and those who participated in the expedition were obliged to sign confidentiality agreements and were never to speak of this unusual discovery ever again.
Although an official report has never been made available to the public, there are numerous rumors that succeeded in keeping the story alive.
There is not much information available about what lies beyond the spiral staircase, but the swift intervention of the military indicates the radiant mechanism from within holds great power, possibly from the ancient dwellers of the Carpathian Mountains.
The Sanctuary is sure to hold lots of answers regarding humanity’s forbidden history, and The Keeper is always willing to share his knowledge and offer guidance to every UFO enthusiast that passes his doorstep.
Game designers worked closely with Historians and Egyptologists to create a magnificent, highly-realistic world that brings Ancient Egypt to life in stunning detail.
And for the first time, the game includes a combat-free ‘discovery mode’ so it can be used by teachers as an educational tool in classrooms.
“We had to work very closely with historians and Egyptian experts to help us fill in the gaps of Egyptian life not easily found in history books,” writes Ubisoft in their press Q&A.
“For some elements, this lack of reference also challenged us to create and illustrate parts of Ancient Egypt rather than recreate known history as we did with past games. For this, we heavily relied on the amazing work done by our Art team to really capture the look and overall feel of what Ancient Egypt would have been like at the time.”
One of Ubisoft’s consultants for the project was Evelyne Ferron, Egyptologist and professor of history at the Université de Sherbrooke and a professor of general history, research, and policy methodology at Collège Mérici in Quebec City.
I helped the team… to figure out things like what would houses look like and what were the colors used at the time. One specific thing I had to think about was the fact that at the time of Cleopatra, the pyramids of course were there, but they were old at the time, more than 2,000 t0 2,500 years old,” said Ms Ferron [via MobileSyrup].
“So we knew that they still had the white cover of limestone, but they also needed to be faded by the sand because the sand was really washing up everything in Egypt.”
Assassin’s Creed: Where Historical Fiction Meets Historical Fact
Assassin’s Creed, the action-adventure video game series developed by Ubisoft, mixes historical fiction with real-world historical events and figures, taking players from ancient Jerusalem and Damascus, to Ottoman-held Constantinople, 15th century Florence, Venice, and Rome, and Victorian Era London, enabling them to experience in vivid detail major historical events.
Now in the latest series, Assassin’s Creed Origins, players explore Ptolemaic Egypt in life-like detail.
“In terms of the exact date, the action starts in 49 BC, at a pivotal time in Egypt’s history,” writes Ubisoft.
“After centuries of grandeur and accomplishments, Ancient Egypt is now at the beginning of its demise. Soon the line of Pharaohs will end, the Gods will die and the way of life will forever change. A new world order is coming. And it all starts with these bigger than life people like Cleopatra fighting to ascend her throne”
The new game takes players on a journey through history, triggering the fantasies and mysticism that has surrounded ancient Egypt for thousands of years – What is underneath the great Pyramids? Who are these men with animal heads? Who were the Gods and what did they do?
Assassin’s Creed Discovery Tour
But what about those that want to see the amazing graphics and reconstruction of ancient Egypt without all the blood and guts?
Thanks to a new mode called ‘Discovery Tour’, players can now do just that. The educational mode enables users to delve into the history of ancient Egypt as they go through dozens of guided tours curated by historians and Egyptologists, exploring ancient cities, the lives of pharaohs, reconstructions of real artifacts and ancient practices like mummification, in outstanding detail.
“You have different stations and when you reach one, you have a written explanation — an example being the mummification process — but you’ll also have an orator who will tell you about mummification,” said Ms Ferron [via MobileSyrup].
“You’ll even have sound, so there’s this ‘squishy’ sound when [non-player characters] take out the organs. It’s visual, it’s informative and also written down, so even depending on the age of the student, elementary, high school, university, it’s mostly universal.”
Whether you are a gaming fan or not, there is little doubt that history buffs will be awe-struck by the visually-stunning reconstruction of ancient Egypt seen in Assassin’s Creed: Origins.
A new discovery on the Mediterranean island of Crete might be about to put yet another cat among those pigeons, as researchers claim that hominin footprints found on the island date back some 5.7 million years.
If the discoveries over the past few decades have told us anything, it’s that the evolution of humans is anything but simple.
Now, a new discovery on the Mediterranean island of Crete might be about to put yet another cat among those pigeons, as researchers claim that hominin footprints found on the island date back some 5.7 million years.
The fossils have been found in Trachilos, western Crete, and appear to show many hominin-like characteristics at a time when it has long been believed hominins were evolving in relative isolation in East Africa.
The tracks are bipedal, and seem to indicate that the creature that made them had a prominent ball of the foot, a large forward facing big toe, and a lack of claws, all of which are indicative of a hominin creator.
Published in the journal Proceedings of the Geologists’ Association, the researchers argue that despite lacking any other fossil bones, the footprints indicate that bipedal apes, with hominin features were clearly present in Europe some 5.7 million years ago.
This assertion is likely to be heavy picked apart by other anthropologists, not least because 4.4 million years ago the oldest hominin known from a fairly complete fossil, Ardipithecus ramidus, was still walking on ape-like feet in Ethiopia.
he researchers argue that the big toe (1) is indicative of hominins, rather than apes.
Gierliński et al. 2017“
This discovery challenges the established narrative of early human evolution head-on and is likely to generate a lot of debate,” explains Per Ahlberg, co-author of the latest paper, in a statement.
“Whether the human origins research community will accept fossil footprints as conclusive evidence of the presence of hominins in the Miocene of Crete remains to be seen.”
Interestingly, the timing of this latest discovery fits somewhat with another that was announced earlier this year, in which researchers suggest that our ancient ancestors may not have split from chimpanzees in the savanna’s of Africa, but instead in the grasslands of Europe.
This notion was based on two fossil jaw bones dating to 7.2 million years old in which the teeth are like modern humans’ rather than chimpanzees’.
As more and more finds are made, the history of us gets more and more complicated. Rather than just a nice, simple evolutionary line from ape to human, the picture that emerges is one of a dense thicket of species that form a convoluted and confusing image of our past.
This latest study simply adds to that tangle, and as newer finds are made, hopefully more sense will be able to be made of it.
One of the world’s greatest archaeological mysteries is hidden in the Himalayas. 10,000 man-made caves have been tunneled through the rock from above or dug into the cliffside. Who built these ancient structures and why?
Archaeologists from Nepal and the University of Cologne began exploring the caves situated 155ft. (47.24 meters) above ground in the mid-1990s. They found the remains of dozens of people who had lived 2000 or more years ago.
Several other groups of researchers have followed in their footsteps since. Those who’ve seen the remote Upper Mustang site tend to liken its appearance to a giant sandcastle.
Cory Richards, an adventure photographer who joined a team of explorers to unearth hidden relics of the ancient and remote caves, said, “Quite honestly when I got there it was even bigger and more grand than anything I ever could ever have imagined.”
The climb to reach and enter the caves is dangerous. Some people have suffered broken bones (or even backs!) from falls, fractures are also highly possible due to falling rocks.
Assessing all the potential risks associated with the climb into the caves makes you wonder how the original inhabitants made the perilous journey to build and then live in the caves.
As Richards said, “This was real exploration. It’s dangerous it’s loose rock it’s scary. Everything is loose, everything around you feels like it’s crumbling. You feel like when you’re climbing everything is going to collapse.”
Although many of the caves have been empty, some have shown their use for domestic purposes in the past: sleeping spaces, hearths, and grain storage bins have been found. A minority of the explored caves have been even more intriguing with their elaborate Buddhist murals and carefully calligraphed manuscripts.
Three main time periods have been identified at the caves: they were used as burial chambers from as far back as 1000 BC, they provided living quarters for safety from conflict in the 10th century, and they were transformed into meditation chambers, military lookouts, and storage units by the 1400s.
Richards tried to sum up his experience and the beauty of the caves: “Essentially at the end of the experience, what was illuminated to me the marriage of science and exploration and culture is the ultimate in how we bring the world to everyone.”
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