Friday, April 26, 2019

Ancient Stone Constructions & Electricity; Reviewing Stone Prayers by Curtiss Hoffman; Some More Points Clarified


Ancient Stone Constructions & Electricity; Reviewing Stone Prayers by Curtiss Hoffman; Some More Points Clarified
 
In the last post I mentioned the use of electricity from Robert Carroux's book "One Hundred Thousand Years of Man's Unknown History."  Here is the partial reference: "An Electric Light In the Time of Saint Louis": "Several thirteenth century chroniclers tell us that Jechiele, a French rabbi whose erudition was praised by Saint Louis (King Louis IX) knew the secret of 'a dazzling lamp that lighted itself.'  This lamp had neither oil nor wick...He [Jechiele] touched a nail driven into the wall of his study, and a crackling, bluish spark immediately leapt forth.  Woe to anyone who touched the iron knocker at that moment; he would bend double, howling as if the earth were about to swallow him up..."  Charroux sums up, "All this indicates Jechiele had invented or reinvented the electric light, and that by pushing a button he could send an electrical current into the iron knocker on his door.  He had been initiated into a scientific secret that he did not see fit to divulge to thirteenth century humanity."  In this same chapter Charroux also goes into the evidence for the theory that the Ark of the Covenant may have been an electrical condenser, I believe the Baghdad Battery was mentioned, etc. 
 
I would definitely advocate that there was an ancient technology used, probably using pure, or "clean" energy, crystalline energy used in the most ancient of times, perhaps not even originating with our modern race.  Probably the best example I have seen of this, on an intuitive level of awareness, amongst ancient stone-work is a site in Ashland, MA.  There is a prominent knoll that juts out within the landscape of what is now Ashland State Park.  On top of this knoll is a great pyramidal/conical-shaped boulder, surrounded by some smaller boulders.  I found what would naturally be, most probably, the foot path that once led to the site, overgrown by bush.  When I got up to the boulder, I noticed an indentation, pretty faded but still discernible, of a hand print.  Naturally I stuck my hand out, and the indentation was perfect to fit my hand in.  I stood there for minutes, maybe close to half an hour, in what I can only describe as a spiritual experience.  I left feeling that there was "something more" to this site.  I have felt this same sensation at other sites as well, such as in Milford, but this site in the Ashland State Park was where it was the strongest.  Several ideas ran through my mind and have run through my mind since about such a site: I do not think this was a simple hand-imprint on a boulder.  I am almost sure (on an intuitive level, at least) that there is something "more" here.  The relic of an ancient piece of technology perhaps.  Even today, if one wants a security clearance into a building, you may stick your hand into an imprint and it will scan with lasers and such.  This boulder may be different, because our modern technology which causes dirty electrical pollution would be different from this more ancient, lost spiritual technology, probably leaving behind no such dirty pollution.  Just think of it- this was a huge conical/pyramidal shaped boulder on top of a knoll (small hill) with the hand imprint.  Let us see- if one leaves a car outside for years, say in the middle of the woods, it will break down and rust.  It is my contention that this granite boulder, which still contains a crystalline structure base, may have been more of a solid crystal in the ancient past than it is today. (Even our modern computer chips utilize quartz crystal for the technology to operate.)  Perhaps due to changes in the Earth's atmosphere through-out the ages(Velikovsky readers take note), this piece of pyramidal crystalline technology has degraded into what we mistakenly see as nothing but a granite outcrop boulder today in our times.  And, as noted above, modern people like myself may still be able to interface with these places, (although the energy may not be as strong as it once was), but its origins may be what John A. Keel describes in his book "Our Haunted Planet" as 'para-human' or 'ultra-terrestrial' (which is different from the classification of 'extraterrestrial') from some lost super-civilization.
 
I would like to take a moment to say a few words about the threat of dirty energy and pollution.  In the book "The Dorset Disaster" by Alexander Sidar III, the author journalistically investigates an explosion at the Dorset Pilgrim Power Plant which took place in Dorset, Connecticut, September 19th, 1980.  From the description of the book: "more than a billion curies of radioactivity shot out in a jet of steam that arched a quarter of a mile up into the hills to the southwest of the plant.  In the half hour following the blast, another billion to two billion curies would be released..."  Now, as most people know, this radioactivity doesn't just simmer down, it stays in the environment and accumulates.  This is why Cherbonyl and Fukushima are still very active sites, one would be exposed to lethal doses of radiation if one were to go there.  In the Dorset, CT., disaster, hundreds of thousands of New Englanders have lost their lives due to the radiation in the days, months, years, and decades that followed, according to their exposure levels.  Yet, after three days of press release, this incident was covered up by the press.  Obviously somebody is trying to keep back the threat of nuclear energy from entering the minds of the public.  There is probably a diplomatic policy in place, as we clearly saw from Barack Obama's reactions and comments about Fukushima in the months following that disaster, to downplay the effects of radiation fall-out.  Yet how many (out of millions) of New Englanders have ever heard of the Dorset Disaster?  Small amounts of radiation fall-out affected places as far away as Worcester, MA. and the Greater Boston Area.  In "Twilight At the World of Tomorrow" we learn that Albert Einstein's biggest life regret was advocating the use of atomic energy, which seems he was pressured into doing, after a long period of refusing to do so.  Sometimes my mind wanders.  Is there any benefit to the use of atomic energy from say, an evolutionary standpoint?  Why are many young people, including myself, in the Millennial generation (born 1981 or later) markedly taller than their parents?  Could it be in some way minute doses of atomic radiation in our environment?  And why were select groups of kids in orphanages, as late as the 1960's and 1970's, fed "unsafe" levels of radiation in their pudding? (there was an expose on this in the newspaper a few years ago, a couple of the kids, now middle-aged adults have filed a successful lawsuit against one of these orphanages, as they are suffering severe ailments from their childhood treatments.)  I doubt the scientific groups involved in the study were malignant mad-men; the indication of this as far as I can see, is that there may be some kind of subtle, beneficial factor in the smallest doses of atomic radiation exposure; however, since we are still using dirty energy that pollutes, the threat of our use of atomic/nuclear energy is far more serious than anything good we may extract from it.  In short, we still do not have the means to use this energy responsibly, therefor it should not be used, but corruption has won out in this case.
 
Clearly, if some of these ancient sites, such as the crystalline-pyramidal boulder in Ashland State Park, are the remnants of an ancient technology, using spiritual, clean energy, why isn't someone, or some group of scientists investigating this phenomenon?  Such sites exist throughout the world, and researchers and authors have been speculating along the same lines I have for decades, although few people ever find these places and experience these sites for themselves.
 
Next, let us do a quick book review of "Stone Prayers: Native American Stone Constructions of the Eastern Seaboard" by Curtiss Hoffman.  Curtiss Hoffman is an archaeologist and professor of anthropology.  He is an active senior member of the Massachusetts Archaeological Society.  I first met him some years back, showing him and other researchers some sites in the Medway, Holliston, Milford, Hopkinton and Ashland areas.  Showing other researchers the stone shrine in Medway, just over the Holliston line, which was one of the first photo-entries in this blog, is the first time I met him.  The book gets two thumbs up as far as I am concerned.  Although I have branched out from a purely Native American (American Indian) perspective, or interpretation of sites, as one can obviously glean from the above paragraphs and from my posts lately, I am still seriously aware of the American Indian impact of pre-colonial stone constructions left on the landscape.  What I like about Prof. Hoffman's book, and the way he treats sites in general, which I noticed on my hikes/excursions with him, is his careful use of language.  He is not hiding anything, he is upfront, which is more honest than I found from reading Mavor and Dix's Manitou, which I will get into in a second.  For instance, in Stone Prayers Curtiss Hoffman describes the construction of a historic colonial-era stone pile constructed by the Wampanoag on Martha's Vineyard Island built as a "stone prayer" in honor of the Christian preacher Thomas Mayhew Jr. upon his departure back to England in 1657.  But Prof. Hoffman carefully states, "whether this was an isolated act of reverence for a Christian preacher, rather than the continuation of a well-established custom, may be questioned."  This is what a truly scientifically educated person would comment on this custom, and this is exactly how Prof. Hoffman calls it.  A lot of this book is about collecting a database of these stone sites and presenting it, so some sections of this book may seem a bit dry, but there is exciting reading in here as well.  I especially enjoyed the preface of this book, by Black Eagle-Sun of the Nipmuc tribe, when issues such as "Nature Deficit Disorder" was addressed.  That resonated with me.  Also, he goes on to say, "Many tribes saw rocks as medicine and used them in many ways.  All rocks were considered sacred and some were holy."  Like I said, the book gets two thumbs up. 
 
As for the little issues I could gripe about with the book Manitou by Mavor and Dix (although I consider this to be a great book as well), they are as follows: Mavor and Dix as well as some other researchers have used historic, post-contact and modern examples of some Native groups erecting a pillar or standing stone as evidence that Native cultures were a standing-stone erecting culture in the ancient past of New England.  Some Standing Stone sites resemble, and are even identical to, sites found along the coasts of Europe.  Anyone who does the research, this is something that should strike you in the face.  So saying that certain Native tribes must have erected these ancient Standing Stones (which is probably the case sometimes, but definitely not ALWAYS concerning these sites) because Christianized, colonial and historic Native people erected Standing Stone pillars outside their church (as their contemporary Anglo neighbors did as well) is pretty flimsy evidence, or rather, a pretty flimsy point to make.  This ignores the presence of ancient Celtic peoples, which probably explains some things, as well as looking into the larger implications of a post-Atlantean divide, or influence, which I have mentioned in some recent earlier posts.  Second, Mavor and Dix wanted to claim that colonial roadways in Vermont may have been ancient Native roadways.  They cited broken bricks as evidence of this, claiming that colonial Indians must have maintained the paths with bricks, a material that was then available.  Umm, no, that is an old colonial road that was maintained by colonists.  Native American trails were ALWAYS narrow, single-file, winding pathways.  The significance of these winding pathways is very deep, even spiritual, because sometimes these Native trails "brought down the sky" like walking through the constellations of the Milky Way.  However, why are Mavor and Dix stirring the pot and confusing something clearly colonial and replacing it with a Native origin?  The Incas of South America built large roadways, the Algonquians of North America however didn't.  So there are a few things in the book Manitou like this that don't sit well with me. 
 
Okay.  As for Conan the Barbarian and author Robert E. Howard.  Howard did seem to be pulling something out of the ether.  Conan is clearly an archetype of some lost time in our human history.  I noted in last post the connection Howard must have known about concerning the ancient Picts.  I would also add, he placed Conan as the father of King Conn (a real Irish historical figure.)  I noted a real folk-tale account of King Conn's son, Prince Conn-Eda a few posts ago I learned from reading Heinrich Zimmer's "The King and the Corpse."  I learned of the connection after I had written these recent posts, by the way.  Another thing to think about is Conan is always slaying giant snakes and things.  In his recent book, "Nessie: Exploring the Supernatural Origins of the Loch Ness Monster" by Nick Redfern, a welcome contribution to Loch Ness/ Lake Champlain/ Sea Serpent literature, Redfern discusses many accounts from the middle ages about heroes slaying dragons or "giant worms" throughout places in the British Isles.  There are still some monuments standing in country-side towns depicting the apparently real-life heroes of such accounts.  So let us leave it at that for now.  The point is, certain authors are mystically inspired, as well as steeping their fiction in real-life research.
 
Stay tuned for the next post, I plan on discussing "Celtic Mysteries In New England" by Philip Imbrogno and Marianne Horrigan.  As time has allowed, I do not have time to include some insights from that book as well as from my own research into this post- it will have to be reserved for it's own topic in the next post.                    
 
 
 
                     
 
         

Friday, April 19, 2019

Clarifying Some Points Made In the Last Few Posts

Clarifying Some Points Made In the Last Few Posts
 
I believe there are several things which must be established as we go forward here.  Before we do, I would note that I am sharing my insights from my field experience and research as I learn- some of my insights and research into matters are older before blogging about it, true, that just means I have kept my mouth shut until now.  As author John Lamb Lash has said, (author of "Not In His Image- Sacred Ecology and the Future Of Belief"), a true person teaches what he is learning.  However, if one goes back into my blog you will realize I have always been sharing links to Manly P. Hall lectures for years, or sharing mathematical revelations about the global phenomenon of the Megalith builders by providing links to presentations such as "The Code."
 
As John Keel established in his book, "Our Haunted Planet" (1971), there are really only three acceptable theories for the origin of our species.  One is Creationism, the second is Darwin's theory of Evolution, and the third is something like the "Ancient Astronaut" theory, in other words, we were seeded here from somewhere else.  Keel in his book argues to make the case that we, the human species, are a result of all three.  I will not go into it here now, but I recommend reading the book "Everything You Know Is Wrong" by Lloyd Pye for more insights into this subject.  My own opinion is, however, that there are holes in the "missing link" theory, etc.  John Keel in the aforementioned book states that fossils of fully modern man have been found alongside Cro-Magnon and Neanderthal remains within the same vicinity- in other words there are, and have been, different hominid species, including modern man, living amongst one another for thousands, possibly millions of years, and that these different species do not necessarily represent different rungs of the evolutionary scale of the same species.  Any logical, forward thinking man should be able to grasp this.  Another clue to this can be found in the Hebrew/ Christian Bible, in the Old Testament of Genesis.  What I am about to share I have heard from several sources, but the researcher that comes to mind who seems to reference it the most is researcher Jordan Maxwell.  The original Hebrew translation is that the Elohim, which is a plural usage, progenated the human species.  In other words, "God" did not create us according to the correct translation of the Genesis account, but the "Gods."  The Bible even says in the English translation "Come, let US make Man in OUR image, after OUR likeness."  For an earlier account of the Creation story which preceded the Hebrew scribe's version, I would recommend Zacharia Sitchin's interpretation of the ancient Sumerian cuneiform tablets which he researched and put together in his "Earth Chronicles"  series (the books "The 12th Planet, When Time Began", etc.)  There are many other references in the Bible along these same lines, and as Sitchin's work has revealed, it is even strikingly more obvious from the older sources, where they still exist.
 
This story of "the Gods" would certainly extend to the Greek (see Hesiod's "Works and Days"), the Tuatha De Dannan of the Celts, and the Scandinavian gods such as Thor And Loki.  A lot of these gods apparently utilized some kind of obscure technology- for example, Loki's ring he wore was supposed to emit some kind of laser force.  Well, we have to ask ourselves the question: what kind of a ring did he wear?  Was it a gold ring?  After all, if it were a gold ring, then gold is the strongest conductor of electricity we know of.  Even the later Kings and aristocracy wore gold rings and jewelry, although for the most part, the technology was lost-- they were just imitating the gods.  After speaking to a co-worker versed in Norse mythology (I work in a warehouse) I had to ask myself these questions about Loki's ring.  However, in his book "One Hundred Thousand Years of Man's Unknown History" author Robert Charroux gives an account of the use of an electric lamp in the 14th or 15th century, used in the residence of somebody within the King's inner court (I do not have the book in front of me for reference.)  This makes one wonder whether or not Benjamin Franklin ever really discovered anything, or rather, more likely, he and his cohorts probably thought it the correct time to make such revelations known to the public at large.
 
In his book "Legacy of the Gods" Robert Charroux defines a term he coined, which is Primohistory.  What is primohistory?  Charroux says, "by primohistory I mean that period in the life of the human race which precedes protohistory and is parallel to prehistory but differs in it that it presupposes the existence of advanced civilizations."  This brings us around to the point I was making in the last post- we must discern what we can between the older, pre-deluvian (Atlantean) civilizations, the pre-colonial Native civlilizations, and the works of the historic colonists themselves.  This can be tricky, which should be obvious.  One point that a lot of people do not understand is how spiritual in nature the American Indian could/can be- he was an animist; everything had life, had spirit.  Of course the Ceremonial Stone Landscape exists within a Native American context.  In the last post, I already gave my opinion about the Stone Chambers, that they may not be exclusively Native American in origin, and that there is a striking Celtic parallel.  The older researchers such as William B. Goodwin and Berry Fell actually have good insight in some areas, although they may have been wrong about some things.  Also, when I see, for example, a series of ancient Stone Pyramid mounds in extreme ruin by Echo Lake in Hopkinton, MA., of which there are many, some over 30 feet high, I am not so sure this is the work of Native people within the last few thousand years.  This would clearly be a tradition harkening back to the lost time of Atlantis.  There are also such pyramids, and also man-made causeways in the swamps of Holliston- this is much more than a cairn field or Manitou effigy left behind by the Native culture.  I think it is easy enough to understand my point, especially if one has already read and understood what I have already written.  And, for some reason, these very important sites, of large stone and earth pyramids, are usually left out of the inventory of sites which is being collected, which brings us to the point of the Band-Aid solution.
 
As far as the Stone Chambers are concerned, the Band-Aid solution (or problem, we should say) is this: archaeologists used to assert that the Stone Chambers were nothing more than colonial root cellars.  Now, certain Chambers, such as the Upton Chamber, have yielded pre-colonial radiocarbon dates.  With the advent of the awareness of the Native American Ceremonial Stone Landscape which exists, it is easy enough, since the Stone Chambers still pose a problem to historians, to put a new Band-Aid on the problem, and the real history may never be known.
 
I recently got a book acquired after I made the last couple of posts, published recently (maybe 2018) called "An Invitation to Celtic Wisdom."  In it the author made the point that to the ancients, the lands beyond the west, across the ocean was TirNanOg.  He then flatly makes the statement which was something like, (and here I am paraphrasing) "of course, today we know that there is no such TirNanOg, and a traveler will find themselves instead arriving in New York or Boston."  Okay, wow!  This author is from Georgia and may not know about the New England Stone Chambers which also exist in neighboring Putnam County, New York, and their parallel to the Celtic Stone Chambers of the Old World.  Perhaps I should write a letter to this author and say, "by the way, did you know that the modern NewYork/Boston area may in fact be the ancient TirNanOg...?"  But I digress.  Anyway, the author of this Celtic Wisdom book seems like a good guy and there is a lot of good stuff in his book, it is worth the read.
 
However, the pendulum swings both ways.  In his book "Witches- the Investigation of An Ancient Religion" TC Lethbridge made the point that certain skulls found in western Europe which dated back to the Upper Paleolithic period resembled those of a modern Eskimo.  He brought this up to illustrate the point that "it is not fanciful therefore to note comparisons between the folk-lore of Eskimos and things we can infer from archaeological research done on the contents of the Paleolithic caves in Europe."  The strange thing about this statement is that it sounds like TC Lethbridge may have been describing the Picts.  Just who were the Picts?  We don't really know for sure, perhaps they were the "little dark people" of Old Europe, such as in Ireland.  It is a funny thing for sure, because many people with occult leanings have stated again and again that certain writers (HG Wells for instance) seem to have their finger on some kind of a truth- for example, HG Wells predicted the advancement of certain fields in the sciences before these revolutions actually happened.  I personally believe that the author Robert E. Howard, the creator of "Conan" was such a person, although he wrote within the context of pre-deluvian fantasy epics.  For instance, Atlantis played into his writings.  The way a Pict is described in his work, one would think he is describing an American Indian person.  It is true too that the later depictions of "Picts" in the illustrated Marvel Magazine "The Savage Sword of Conan"  look strikingly AmerIndian.  Another such a person would have been JRR Tolkien, who was an Oxford University professor.  Tolkien fictionalized his researches into Atlantis and pre-history when he wrote his Lord Of the Rings.  Some people have even compared the recent photo of a Black Hole that was just published the other week for the first time to Tolkien's "Eye of Sauron."  It is very true that there are a great many metaphysical things, some benign, some malignant, which affect our human species.  Another thing to start thinking about is things like Quantum Physics, holographic universe theories, etc.
 
I think I have said and explained what I wanted to for now.  Please stay tuned for the next post.    

Friday, March 29, 2019

The Mythology Surrounding Stone Chamber Sites/ Talking Stone Tools/ Robert Charroux Talks Atlantis + Continental Drift


The Mythology Surrounding Stone Chamber Sites/ Talking Stone Tools/ Robert Charroux Talks Atlantis + Continental Drift

I would like to take this oppurtunity to continue where I left off from the last post, which was two weeks ago.  Another category in favor of the Celtic origin of the Stone Chambers of New England should be looked at: the mythology, or legends, or people's unusual experiences, surrounding these sites.  In the book "Celtic Mysteries In New England", (published in the 1990's or early 2000's) author Philip Imbrogno gives the testimony of many people who have had strange experiences at these sites.  These experiences are usually that of apparitions, or ghosts, appearing out of nowhere, of what could only be explained as a Druid.  For instance, Imbrogno gives the account that in Putnam County, New York, the area of the most Stone Chambers outside of New England, a man walked into a Stone Chamber out of sheer curiosity-- out of nowhere, a bearded, hooded figure, who did not take on a completely solid physical manifestation, pushed this man straight out of the Chamber and snarled something to the affect of "Get Out!"  
Okay, the above account may be too much for some people to take in (I recommend reading books such as "ESP- Beyond Time and Distance" by TC Lethbridge or "Ghost and Divining Rod" by the same author for a fuller, soberly coherent explanation of such phenomena), but the fact is, many people have had such experiences around Stone Chamber sites, as chronicled in Imbrogno's book, as well as elsewhere, including articles on the Internet.  
It is also worth mentioning that when I was up at Mystery Hill (America's Stonehenge) in North Salem New Hampshire some years ago, my friend asked one of the owners and caretakers of the property, Mrs. Stone (Robert Stone's wife) if there was any Native individuals or groups expressing interest in the site.  Her response was that no, but there was an (Wabanaki or Iroquoian) lady who was there once, some decades ago, who thanked the Stone's for preserving the site, because there was a story in her family that long ago, before the colonists came, groups of bearded men came to this area long ago and built something like "forts" on the hillside.  So, this is an interesting piece of intel regarding Native people's attitudes to these Stone Chamber sites some decades ago.  Compare what this lady told the Stone family some decades ago to what some Native people are now saying about Stone Chamber sites after Doug Harris of the Narragansett tribe (who have been instated as a federally recognized tribe since the 1980's)  penned his "Ceremonial Stone Landscapes" resolution, which was written only after Peter Waksman and the people who came to usurp certain positions within NEARA (New England Antiquarian Research Association- the earlier and founding members, such as Robert Stone, have left this organization in disgust), brought the attention of ancient stone sites, including the Stone Chambers, to the attention of Native people.  Peter Waksman has personally told me some stories of his accounts of bringing some of these sites to Native people's attention.  That is as much as I will write about that here, my intention here is not to write an expose on the matter, but I do want to set the record straight.  The point is there is now an erroneous explanation for the Stone Chambers being touted by people who do not really know, all the while appearing to be the experts.  This is wrong.  The past mythology of these sites speaks to a Celtic origin of the Stone Chambers.

In the book "Scottish WitchCraft: The History and Magick of the Picts" by Raymond Buckland, there is a beautiful picture of a Stone Chamber, page 29, in the Scottish countryside.  The heading underneath the picture reads "Tobar Hirta St. Kilda."  I could literally put up this picture in this blog and fool people into thinking it were a New England Stone Chamber.  Ever last detail about it is the same.  This implies a common origin as to the builders, hence the Celts, or perhaps the earlier Atlanteans (if this is the case, certain Native groups and Celtic groups would have partially inherited their culture.)  In the "Ruins of Great Ireland In New England" Goodwin shows a picture of the Hopkinton MA. beehive Chamber (now destroyed) next to a picture of an identical Stone Chamber found in the Irish countryside.  A good book that came out lately that has a chapter called "Celtic New England", showcasing the similarities of the Stone Chambers was Carl Lehrburger's "Secrets of Ancient America."   Now, onto the subject of the book Manitou by James Mavor and Byron Dix.  One of the Stone Chambers they excavated in Vermont did yield some stone tools.  Their conclusion was that these tools were Native American in origin.  There are several possible conclusions we can draw from this evidence, actually.  1) The stone tools are Native in origin so the Chamber must be Native in origin.  2) The stone tools may have been used by ancient Celtic people, who also would have worked in stone tools. 3) Some ancient stone tools made their way into the construction site of the later Stone Chamber.
After all, on Peter Waksman's Rock Piles blog, someone once commented how they were amazed at how many ancient stone tools modern people incorporate into their garden bed projects and other such projects whilst landscaping in their yards without even knowing it.

After years of research, I am partial to a post-Atlantean origin to the construction of Stone Chamber sites.  Some Native groups and some Celtic groups were in fact both inheritors of these earlier times.  I will now quote from Robert Charroux, but before I do, I should say that I have written about this on this blog before, although not as coherently as Charroux was able to state it.  In his book, One Hundred Thousand Years Of Man's Unknown History, first published in 1963, Charroux writes: "Modern geophysical knowledge has offered a new possible explanation of Plato's account of Atlantis, and made it seem more reasonable.  It all flows from Wegener's theory of continental drift, supported by the discoveries of Professor Stuart Blackett, winner of a Nobel Prize in physics.  It is highly probable, Blackett stated... that the continental landmasses have drifted away from each other since the Paleozoic era, and that North America, for example, moved about three thousand miles away from the Old World during the four hundred forty million years that preceded the Quaternary era."  Charroux then writes, "It is possible to disagree with Professor Blackett's chronology, since the dating of geological eras is only a matter of rough estimates.  The figure of four hundred forty million years may some day be replaced by four million- or even less- prehistory is rich in such divergencies- but the fact remains that continental drift is an acceptable theory....Blackett has calculated that Great Brittain has a north-westerly drift of about twenty feet per century, and it is known that Greenland is moving westward at the rate of three feet a year.  It is likely that such drifting is not constant, that it may INCREASE and DECREASE abruptly.  This enables us to see the story of Atlantis in a new light.  Plato's Atlantis may have been America, anchored in the Atlantic Ocean not far from the coasts of Africa and Europe, and a sudden, catastrophic drift may have caused part of the continent to be submerged."
Wow!  It is my contention that stone ruins in the area may actually be a relic of lost Atlantis (which tradition always placed outside the Mediterranian, outside the Straits of Gibraltor.)
 
Now, even though I was already putting this together through my own research, Charroux has already explained it quite clearly.  I would only add that (and I have pointed this out before) similar stone ruins, including Stone Chambers, appear in the Canary Islands, the Azores, British Isles, Mediterranean, Greenland, and New England (Read the August 2018 post for more on this, and also, follow the links).  It is my contention, if I may weigh in, and you can bet that I will, that these ruins bespeak of a forgotten era in our pre-history; the Red Paint and Red Ochre people would certainly factor into this, for they do appear to be one and the same, although from different sides of the Atlantic.  This would be the era after the Great Deluge, but before the Lesser Deluge (11,500-4,800 years ago.)  It is also my contention that after the Lesser Deluge, the initiates of various lands were still able to steer sea-worthy vessels and get about, even with the inundated flooding, but it would have been almost a new world to them, much harder to navigate across the ocean than before (before the Lesser Deluge there was more land areas and the ocean levels hadn't risen to their current levels.)

The true history of our past may actually read more like a Robert E. Howard "Conan" epic than what  people are led to believe from school, our institutions of higher learning, from our academics and so-called professionals.

Now to drop a bombshell.  Certain artifacts have in fact come to my attention that are most certainly pre-colonial, yet do not fit into any known Native context.  These relics are perhaps from John Keel's lost "super-civilization" or perhaps from the Atlanteans.  I am afraid I cannot say much about these stones on this blog.  When I researched one piece, however, only two similar artifacts in the entire world were identified.  One was found in Ohio, the other, in the English countryside.  And now a third has come up in New England.  I am afraid I cannot say more for now.  Other interesting relics have also come to my attention.  These types of relics would fit nicely into, let's say, a slide-show presentation put on by Klaus Donna.  Some years ago, I did not think I would be saying this.  But it is true.
 
To wrap this post up for now, given the recent content of the blog, as well as the recent revelations of my research, I have changed the title of the blog.  The title now reads: "Stone Ruins of the North Atlantic With An Emphasis On New England."

It is a crime to control the narrative of history, I feel I should share a good part of what I do know. 

Stay tuned, more to come at some future date....


                 

Friday, March 15, 2019

Tir Nan Og In New England? The Lesser/Greater Deluge/ Venus Enters the Picture


Tir Nan Og In New England?/ The Lesser and Greater Deluges/ Venus Enters the Picture

There is an ancient Celtic tradition (and perhaps originating in pre-Celtic times) of TirNanOg, the "Lands to the West, Across the Ocean."  This place was the Land of Perpetual Youth, the Land Of Milk and Honey.  After researching Stone Sites in the New England area for years, I am strongly inclined to believe that Stone Chamber sites may be of an ancient Celtic origin.  Concerning the Ceremonial Stone Landscape of the Native Americans, the ancient indigenous people did in fact have holy sites around erratic boulders, and most obviously erected stone and earth burial mounds, effigy piles, and U-shaped constructions such as Prayer Seats.  The Earthen Mounds have gone largely unnoticed.... the larger sites of these may have been from an earlier, unknown civilization from a different era of pre-history we know virtually nothing about, a tradition which later people, the ancestors of modern homo sapiens, which would certainly include Native people, inherited but did not build- their later constructions would have been on a smaller scale, more along the lines of what we see of certain cairn fields which are most certainly of Native Origin.  Author John Keel, in his book "Our Haunted Planet" wrote, "...they [the ancients] methodically constructed giant mounds of Earth all over this planet for some purpose which still escapes us.  They scattered peculiar artifacts of stone and metal across every continent, and they sailed every ocean, mapping the entire globe systematically.  And then they vanished."  So here we are talking about an ancient super-civilization which vanished.  Perhaps, as author Richard J. Dewhurst has investigated, and as people have been affirming for well over 150 years, this was the ancient race of Giants who flourished before the Greater Deluge.  The atmosphere, and even the influence of cosmic rays (see Dr. Immanuel Velikovsky's "Worlds In Collision" ) would have affected life on Earth differently in those days.
But back to the Stone Chambers.  What do we really know of them?  There is no clear evidence whatsoever that they are exclusively Native American in origin.  If they are Native in origin, I propose this is the result of diffusionism, which is not a dirty word.  In this respect, earlier authors such as William B. Goodwin who wrote "The Ruins of Great Ireland In New England" and Barry Fell who wrote "America B.C." may have been on to something.  For instance, William Goodwin points out in his book (which I recommend) that the voyages and settlements of earlier Irish monks are in fact mentioned in the Icelandic Sagas.  Their settlements were known, over 1,000 years ago, as "Great Ireland."  There is every reason to suppose that their settlements were in New England.  How far back Celtic people had been coming to the New World is not known- but they were skilled sea farrers and navigators of the ancient world.  They most likely did precede the Norse Vikings.  In fact, the Stone Chambers in New England are of an ancient Celtic style of architecture and dry-stone masonry.  If I haven't said this before, I will say it again:  one could take pictures of a Stone Chamber in the Irish, Scottish, or New England country-side and one could not tell the difference, for the origin of these structures is all the same.  Even the very architectural style/ technique of the stone masonry building style is the same.  This cannot be a coincidence.  Again, the legend of TirNanOg, where important people from the ancient Celtic world would have been laid to rest (such as King Conn and Queen Eda of Ireland) supports a settlement to the Lands of the West, as does a Great Ireland (their "colonies past the Ocean in the West.")  Now, William B. Goodwin and Barry Fell may have been both wrong about some things, but that does not mean their work should be rubbished.  Even Byron Dix and James Mavor, authors of Manitou, although they were right about a many great things, were flat-out wrong about some of their hypotheses/ conclusions.  It seems to me to be fashionable these days for the leading researchers within the NEARA organization, for instance, to dismiss the implications of early Celtic settlements/ influence in the New England area as ludicrous.  Just because Fell and Goodwin may have made a few errors in scholarship is not grounds to dismiss the greater insights and evidences of their research.  In fact, by this same measure, they (the researchers at NEARA) should also be throwing the Mavor and Dix in the trash, yet this has become their new standard for trying to understand these early sites- they are simply going by what seems in vogue, or perhaps politically correct, while their followers are merely going along with consensus.  Again, I understand and am fully aware that there is a Ceremonial Stone Landscape imprinted upon the landscape, left behind by the Native culture.  This in itself is awe-inspiring and sacred.  Sacred boulders and hillsides, stone effigy markers, offering/donation piles, stone and earthen mounds U-shaped enclosures, etc. all fit into this category.  However, I think we are making a BIG mistake if we lump the Stone Chambers into this category.  Let us examine what William B. Goodwin said in the introduction of his book, "The Ruins of Great Ireland in New England" back in 1946, as pertaining to the Stone Chamber structures: …"They represent a Celtic style of crude architecture found in Europe and parts of the British Isles and are the work of the discoverers and first settlers in Iceland, Greenland and Labrador some time before the Scandinavian race began to settle definitely in the same last three countries.  In support of our contention that these Celts, finally fleeing before the Northmen as the latter spread out, were Irish we give all the known historical references....If we are correct in our opinion that these stone ruins compose all that is left of what has been termed Great Ireland, alias Whiteman's Land, we humbly think our labor is not lost, but on the contrary has materially added to the early history of America."

Now, Goodwin would have these Irish monks as settling the New England area around 800 A.D., a century and a half before the Norsemen.  However, in America B.C., Barry Fell pushes that date back to as early as 2,500-3,000 years ago.  At this point, it may be essential reading to pick up a copy of Cyrus H. Gordon's "Before Columbus".  Gordon was a professor at Brendeis University (Fell was a linguistics expert at Harvard, by the way), and is quick to point out that the ancient Phonecians (a Celtic people from the Iberian Peninsula), for instance, had massive sea traveling capability.  Indeed, the book does lay out the evidence for ancient European/Medeterranian voyages into the America's as early as 2,500-3,000 years ago.  Unlike Goodwin's Culdee Irish monks, however, these voyagers need not have been permanent settlers- simply sea-faring traders exploiting resources (copper, for instance.)  Anyway, from my perspective Fell's book "America BC" is worth obtaining on the grounds alone that on pages 242-243, he shows pictures of a collapsed Standing Stone found in the New Hampshire woods which he interpreted, rightly so, as a faded Earth Goddess statue (or, a Venus.)  He goes on to note that it is a similar identical likeness to other stones found along the coast of the Medeterranian.  I have seen and discovered one of these standing stones personally, in the Massachusetts area.  Indeed, upon propping the stone up, I could make the detail of the tip of the stone, which would represent her head, her breasts which jut out, and the torso of the body.  I believe I have shown that stone on this blog before, where I wrote something regarding transmutations and consciousness regarding the human interface with these ancient stone sites.  The post was probably in September of several years ago if I recall correctly.  However, I do not recall if I got a picture of the stone at the right angle or not, because it wasn't until more recently when I had my hands on Fell's book that I drew the connection and similarities between these stones, although I had intuitively known that the stone (the one I found in Massachusetts) was special and perhaps the likeness of a human figure.  This is a perfect example, drawing from my own experience in this case, of why it is dangerous for researchers in this field of inquiry (megaliths/ stone ruins), to dismiss any contribution to the literature of these sites, such as America B.C., simply on the grounds that someone does not want to accept a certain theory simply on the grounds that it may not be a popular theory, or perceived as politically correct, or whatever the case.  Clearly one must keep an open mind, while using discernment.

The Stone Chambers are not the only clue we have that the New England area was a part of the ancient cosmology of the Celtic people- their TirNanOg, or Great Ireland.  In his book Masters of the World, French author Robert Charroux wrote about "The Wine That Causes Insanity" in Chapter 9, titled "Time-Travel Drugs."  He writes "After the disappearance of the Atlanteans, the Hyperboreans and ancient Aryans, whose original homeland was North America, the Celts found themselves 'cut off from the land of the Gods'; that is, from the source of initiation and knowledge.  But they knew that 'beyond the ocean river, at the limits of the Western world' one could find greal, the marvelous drink of their forefathers.  This was the origin... for the quest of the Grail which, under the influence of Christian ideas turned away from it's true path and lost its whole essence."  Charroux went on to write, "It's (greal) basic ingredient was probably the juice of the Noha grape... drunk in reasonable amounts, noha wine is no more harmful than any other, yet growing noha grapes is forbidden, just as growing marijuana is forbidden... The wines of antiquity were completely different from those of our time; they were aged in the Sun and often mixed with salt water, various spices and even opium.  Our modern hybridized, drugged [poisoned by chemicals] wine is no longer a hallucinogenic drink, but the wine of four thousand years ago was undoubtedly different."  It may be a good time to pause here for a second to reflect on something.  It sounds to me that the closest drink to the greal of the ancient Celt's that we have on the market today may be Kombucha Tea (I recommend Concord Grape Kombucha by the local Massachusetts company "Katalyst").  However, this drink has a low alcohol content, as it is sold in supermarkets, unlike the greal of the ancients.  However, the process of the way these drinks are fermented sounds similar indeed.  Let us now get back to what Robert Charroux was saying: "Grapes were not ordinarily grown in Gaul, however; they must have been cultivated only by Druids and priests, for the secret needs of their ministry.  Mead was only a substitute; the true greal was the drink that the Tuatha De Danann of Ireland brought from the Mag Meld, the Plain of Joy, beyond the Atlantic.  The noha grape, last vestige of the sacred plant of the Atlanteans, is now disappearing..."
Okay, wow!  The above quotes written by Charroux (who wrote the book Masters of the World in 1967) are a very big clue into inquiring as to the whereabouts of the Celtic TirNanOg, or Great Ireland.  Perhaps a vestige of ancient Atlantis if you will.  Everywhere in the woods of my area of New England (Massachusetts), whether it be Holliston (significant stone ruins in the town forests, some of huge platform cairns), Hopkinton, Ashland, Medway, Franklin, Milford, Upton (site of the well known Upton Stone Chamber, a beehive construction identical to the stone masonry techniques of the Scottish/ Irish countrysides of the Neolithic era), Mendon, etc. there is an abundance of wild grapes growing everywhere.  Perhaps this was the Celtic lands of TirNanOg at some point in pre-historic times.  It is interesting to note that the Concord grape was cultivated from the same wild grapes I just mentioned in Concord, Massachusetts in the late 19th century.  Could these wild New England grapes be related, or perhaps have been substituted for, the Noha grape in ancient times by the Druid priests when on excursions into the "lands of the west?"  We actually have a clue that this may have indeed been the case.  The later Norsemen (Vikings/Scandinavians) who started coming to the Northeast American region around 970 AD called their settlement in what is most likely the New England area, "Vinland."  This means "Vine" Land, referring to the abundance of wild grapes.  However, and I forget where I read this, it may well have been from William B. Goodwin or from a Robert Charroux book, or perhaps some other source (my hunch is William Goodwin but I can't find the reference at the moment), the later Norsemen were only describing a characteristic of the more ancient Celtic settlements in the area, or perhaps had conveniently adapted it to their own likings.  So beyond the Stone Chambers, the fact of these wild grapes, and the fact that they can be cultivated, as we have seen from the Concord grape, is also some good possible evidence for an ancient Celtic presence.
Barry Fell also points out similarities between ancient Celtic words and eastern Algonquian words, asserting that in the western Alqonquian dialects, the words are closer to their Siberian root, while the eastern Algonquin dialects have similarities with the ancient Celtic.  For example, woman = bhanem (N.E. Algonquin) and ban (Celtic.)  mountain = monaden/ monadh, gorge= cuiche/ cuithe, everywhere= na'lwiwi/ na h-uile, etc. etc., one gets the point.  Astonishingly, there is a place name where stone chambers are located that bears a Celtic name: Gungywamp, in Groton, Connecticut, a site I went to some years back, I think there are several posts with pictures concerning my visit there from a few years ago, featuring the stone chambers and other features.  Gungywamp means something like "Church of the People" in Gaelic/ Celtic.  Perhaps this was the resting place of King Conn and Queen Eda (originally a princess of Brittany) of ancient Ireland.  Connacht, Ireland is named from them, and for all we know, if New England was the land of TirNanOg, perhaps Connecticut is named from them as well.  Just like the name "America" itself has several possible origins, perhaps there is more than one interpretation for the place name of Connecticut as well.  (King Conn's and Queen Eda's son, Prince ConnEda, went through many ordeals as a young prince, such as crossing the waters and entering the fairy realms.  The source of this as it came to my attention is Heinrich Zimmer's book "The King and the Corpse"  who was referencing earlier written material.)
Also concerning place names, I have referenced the Milford Hills as "Magomisquog" many times in this blog.  This is supposed to mean "Great Rock Affording a Grand View."  Milford (MA.) earliest town historian was Adin Ballou who recorded this, although it is not clear where he got his information.  In America BC, Barry Fell writes down Magog with a question mark like this: (?) next to it, for Magog may be an ancient Celtic word, although he did not have any place names in New England for itthat he knew of.  I got my hands on the book "GogMagog: The Buried Gods" by the late TC Lethbridge.  It is a book about Mr. Lethbridge excavating the chalk figure of a representation of a giant in the English countryside, on the side of a hill, no less.  This was Magog, or GogMagog.  It is a good book, but to my disappointment TC Lethbridge was unable to find the origin of the use of the word, although it is obviously used somehow in the connotation of giants.  Now, Magomisquog (Milford MA.) does sound rather similar.  How do we really know it means "Great Rock Affording A Grand View?"  That may be actually rather redundant.  Remember in my last post from late August 2018, I showed how I came across the effigy of a possible Mud Fossil or a possible crude stone statue (it is either one of the two for sure) of a human head.  But not just any head, it is rather large in size and would have to be a giant's head, somebody 8-12 feet high.  It makes more since to me, for reasons I will get into later, if this was a mud fossil.  However, what if the more correct translation for the name of the Milford Hills, since I did find a representation of a giant's head there after all, may be : "The Giant's Rock Affording a Grand View."  This translation is less redundant, and conforms to what we in fact do know of the area since the giant's head has come to light (if anyone is even paying attention to what I have to say.)  So this is something I did not want to neglect mentioning.    
Another topic to clear up on this blog involves The Lesser and Greater Deluges.  Readers of this blog will know I have referenced the fact that we, as a species, came out of the Younger Dryus 11,500 years ago.  This was the end of the last great Ice Age.  This is what will be meant from now on as the "Greater Deluge."  The Lesser Deluge is the event which occurred 4,500-4,800 years ago, which raised the water levels of the Atlantic SeaBoard by over 100 feet, making it less navigable to our early ancestors.  Miles of land became inundated.  Martha's Vineyard, etc. is inundated from the mainland.  Same thing happens to the western European lands.  Volcanic activity in Greenland and the Mediterranean sounds off.  This may also be the event, remembered in different cultures, which finally did away with the remnants of the race of giants.  Anyway, in the past when writing about this, I may have discerned poorly between these events, simply because I may not have properly categorized them.  After reading Robert Charroux, who imperically categorizes these events as the Lesser and Greater Deluges, I have decided it only makes sense to do the same.  There is evidence, if one were to read the works of Immanuel Velikovsky or other authors who reference his work (as Robert Charroux obviously does), that the cause of the Lesser Deluge may have been the arrival of the present location of the planet Venus (if it truly is a planet, and not a star or comet as it may be).  Robert Charroux pointed out in "Masters Of the World" that Venus definitely appeared suddenly out of nowhere sometime around 4,500-5,000 years ago.  When it first appeared, it seems to have been closer to the Earth's orbit or atmosphere, which could account for the upheavels experienced during the Lesser Deluge.  Ancient traditions and mythologies, even artistic representations, all across the face of the Earth, attest to the late arrival of the planet Venus in these conditions.  In our time, Venus is still to be revered.  It is the Evening/ Morning Star, the brightest object in our skies aside from the sun and moon.  When I was inheriting the megalithic stone building construction tradition, this is one of the things I immediately noticed when I stayed out late, atop the hillside- how beautiful the planet Venus was.  But that is all I will say about that on the public record.
Concerning Mud Fossils: I would explain it like this.  First of all, when the body dies, it usually decays and breaks down.  But there are rare exceptions to this.  The flash-frozen mammoths in the Siberian mud are an example of a specimen that did not break down in the usual way organisms are expected to, due to extraordinary circumstances.  Mud Fossils are similar to this in that they are an extraordinary phenomenon, although different from the example just given.  Mud Fossils are specimens that did not break down in the usual way because they were inundated in a flood.  Instead, they mineralize and crystalize, and if they remain in this stable condition, then after some millenia the specimens will have petrified- in other words, the living organism will turn into stone, which is different from being a fossil embedded in the stone.  Now, cultures from around the world have legends of the giant's perishing, and of people turning into stone.  The Abenaki in particular, have a legend (which I have shared on this blog before in the past), of the Creator sending earthquakes and floods to banish and exterminate the earlier race of giants from the face of the Earth.  I would say that the Mud Fossil enigma and the ancient legends line up pretty well.  If the Ancient's knew of this, it would also explain the Native reverence for sacred rocks and boulders, for the belief was that the rocks themselves were once alive.  I have noticed many rocks, especially in the Milford Hills, which seem to be effigies of giant sea turtles, whales, sharks, etc.  It makes a lot of sense if these stones were actually once alive, and turned into the very stone itself.  I do not see ancient Native peoples as having meticulously carved out these boulders as effigies- place the way the features are set into the stone is like molding silly puddy- obviously not the result of a human agent.  So let us please set the record straight concerning these animal representations in the boulders.  My hunch is that the ancient Native ancestors knew this.  As further evidence of this, I have found many sea shells in the Milford hills, although Milford is quite in-land from the coast, usually around the periphery of construction zones or within the construction site itself.  When I showed my archaeologist friend, Curtiss Hoffman these shell specimens, he just threw his hands up and commented that it was "very peculiar, or strange" that shells like these would be found in the Milford Hills.  This is also further evidence that the area in general has gone through many changes and upheavals in the ancient past-- who knows, it may even play into supporting the Atlantis theory.
So, let us wrap this post up by returning to the concept of TirNanOg.  The jury is not out that Stone Chambers are of Native American origin; the same may be true for certain Standing Stones and balanced boulders.  It was Peter Waksman (Rock Piles Blog) and other researchers associated with NEARA who originally brought the Stone Chambers to contemporary Native people's attention.  From that point on, a new wave of "politically correct" researchers who have no inkling of the ramifications of an early Celtic presence have dismissed it out of hand, and have rudely rubbished authors such as William B. Goodwin and Barry Fell.  Please do not erase the history of an early Celtic presence in this area, that would be wrong.  I would say, however, the jury is definitely out as to the presence of the Ceremonial Stone Landscape in general.  This is good news, and by people in the know, a lot of stone features do deserve to be recognized as Native American.  It could be that some Celtic people inter-married with Native people in ancient times, which could account for some diffusionism linguistically and culturally.  We just don't know.  Perhaps this place was heavily visited or even settled by Celtic people when there was a sparse Native population in the area- that certainly isn't a popular view but we just don't know.  I would propose that for a good 1,300 years or so The American Northeast had never stopped being visited by western European peoples, whether they were early Celtic (possibly 2,500-1,000 AD, perhaps intermarrying into Native populations as a response to the later Viking incursions out of necessity), Scandinavian Vikings (from the 970's through the 1360's), the later Sinclair Expeditions (Oak Island), and finally John Cabot around the St. Lawrence in 1497, fishing colonies throughout the 1500's, and finally the Puritans settling Plymouth in 1620.  Notice how Christopher Columbus does not equate into any of this- he was never in this part of the world, he went down and terrorized the Caribbean Islands.  The history of the Red Paint People of the American Northeast and their cultural remains, compared with the Red Ochre culture of Scandinavia and the British Isles, from about 6,000-7,000 years ago, speaks of a time after the Great Deluge of 12,000 years ago and before the Lesser Deluge of 4,800 years ago when there could have been yet even more ancient cross-cultural ties and connections.  The lifestyles, tools, habits, seamanship, the way the villages were set up, etc., all are strikingly familiar after all.  Academics will of course deny any cross cultural connections but this is to be expected (see the 1980's PBS documentary "Search for the Lost Red Paint People."  Just don't watch it though, think critically and ask questions and you will see what I mean.)
Those are all the main points I wanted to hit on for now, so I think that wraps this post up.    
     
                               


Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Some Loaded Observations


Some Loaded Observations

{Note: As of 8/22/18, & 8/29/18; I have edited and expanded this post to correct some grammatical/ spelling errors, as well as to provide more links and resources to works cited.  I have also expanded, for clarification and to be more scholarly, on some of the topics addressed in this post, so please take a second look at this post if you have read it already.}
 
I have not blogged lately due to the fact I don't have much time dedicated to it lately, plus the fact that my lap-top is on the fritz.  At the moment, I am writing this post from the public library.
 
Where to start?  I will be getting into some loaded observations in this post.  I encourage researcher's to synchronize their research.  Looking at these stone sites doesn't just relate to the fact that there is a stone site here, and a stone site there.  The study should broaden into finding out the truth of geography and earth-changes in the past- floods, earthquakes, crustal displacement theory, sea-floor spreading, etc.  Let me explain. 
 
Early researchers into stone sites into New England attested to the similarity between these Neolithic sites and sites in the Old world, such as western Europe.  These theories are being disregarded by the new wave of researchers, as well as the efforts of some archaeologists and some representatives of some Native groups themselves.  As it should be, right?  I say yes, this is as it should be- many of the ancient stone remains and relics are in fact Native in origin.  However, given the fact that a lot of early researchers weren't always on the ball (however, they were on the ball with some of the Norse ("Viking") finds (see the book "Norse Discoveries And Explorations in America, 982-1362, from Leif Erikson to the Kensington Stone" by Hjalmar R. Holand) like the Kensington Rune Stone, identifying ancient mooring stones used by the Norse, and perhaps even a pre-Viking Irish presence, however brief- see the book "The Ruins of Great Ireland in New England" which actually did give a fair handed treatment between the distinction of what the author thought may be the work of Native people and the work of 7th/8th century Irish Culdee monks- the author used sound reasoning in his hypothesis), they seem (early researchers) to have failed (for the most part, but not always) in their scholarship in that they would attribute Native sites as authentic "Old World" finds- for instance, ignoring the fact (or the ignorance of) that Native people were capable of, and did, erect things like Standing Stones and build stone and Earth mounds.  Case closed, right?
 
Well, not entirely.  My research has led me to the fact that, not only in myths and legends (the Plato/ Egyptian myth of Atlantis, cultural flood legends from around the world saying the same thing, etc.), but corroborated by science such as sea floor spreading, and crustal displacement, and the fact that we know some of the timelines of past volcanic and flooding events from thousands of years ago (as I have talked about in this blog before- read some of my older posts), our human race has a very rich and perhaps unsuspected heritage indeed, just waiting to be explored (some brave souls have been/ are already exploring the expanded picture of life and culture on our planet and get flak for it- books like "Morning of the Magicians" by Jaques Bergier and Louis Pauweles or "The Mysterious Past" by Robert Charroux come to mind, which I greatly enjoyed reading.)
 
Let me give you an example from the stone-works.  Stone Chambers.  From an expanded perspective, the Stone Chamber is in fact a post-Atlantean dry-stone constructed style of pan-Atlantic architecture.  "Atlantean" simply meaning, the peopling along the Atlantic seaboard of various lands.  Let me give you an example.  Stone Chambers are found in the American Northeast such as New England, but there are also identical Stone Chamber structures in the Canary Islands (islands off the coast of North Africa in the Atlantic.)  The indigenous people of these islands was the Guanches.  Just go to YouTube, and type in "Gran Canaria Television Padre Baez."  This is the man that wears the bright yellow shirt.  There are several videos uploaded on that channel that feature ancient stone ruins, including Stone Chambers- specifically the videos "Grabados Guanches" (14 minutes in) and "Necropolis de Arteara" (stone ruins throughout the video- a great example of a stone chamber right in the first second of the title page, bottom left).  If one did not know the filming was in the Canaries, one might wonder, is this New England?  Ireland?  The Mediteranian?  Stone Chambers and other ruins are also found on the Azores Islands, 1/3 out into the Atlantic between the Old World and the "New" World.  In fact, flora and fauna attest to the fact that the Azores and the Canaries were once connected, or so the evidence would seem (from a scientific analysis written about in a book called "Cataclysm!: Compelling Evidence of A Cosmic Catastrophe in 9500 B.C." written by D.S. Allan and J.B. Delair, both scientists/educators.)  Stone Chambers of the SAME style (not just a cosmetic resemblance as some would have you think) are also found on the west coast of Ireland, Greenland (pictures of ancient Greenland Stone Chambers were published in the book "The Ruins of Great Ireland in New England" in the 1940's), and the Mediteranian. 
 
I would assert that, when the Earth was different, when the land was different (more land connections, a lot less ocean- see the aforementioned book "Cataclysm!" or also "Earth Changes Ahead" by Frank Don, etc., etc.) there was a proto-indigenous civilization, (spiritual.)  This may as well be described as "Atlantean" (my definition of the term was already described in the above paragraph.)  Therefor, the stone building techniques (Stone Chambers, Stone Mounds, Pyramids) were preserved among early indigenous cultures along the Atlantic sea-boards.  Later, in the Western tradition (Mystery Schools), including up through colonial times, this tradition was preserved, accounting for, in New England, a hodge-podge of both earlier, ancient examples of the Stone Chamber built by Native people, and later stone-works built in colonial times.  There are examples of both in older photographs featured in this blog.  What about Mystery Hill in New Hampshire?  I believe that there are original, ancient elements to this site, such as the Standing Stones, and a few of the Stone Chambers, but some of the other Chambers/ stone-work was probably embellished in the early 20th century.  At any rate, I feel they did the best they could in their restoration effort.  After all, some of this type of work is "In the Spirit Of."

Here are some brief excerpts from the book "Cataclysm!" page 32 concerning the mid-Atlantic ridge (note: the Azores is near this fault, which is why it has been supposed those islands are mountaintops of submerged landmasses); "...the discovery of geologically very young beach sand in two deep sea cores... indicate(s) that the region was above sea level at no very remote period...Granitic and sedimentary rocks which must originally have been 'part of a continent' were dredged up near the Mid-Atlantic Ridge from a depth of 3,600 ft (1100m)...the inequalities, the mountains and valleys of it's surface, could never have been produced in accordance with any laws for the deposition of sediment, nor by submarine elevation; but on the contrary, must have been carved by agencies acting above the water level... geologist Pierre Termier spoke of a now-vanished North Atlantic landmass... which existed about 900km to the north of the Azores and, perhaps, embracing these isles, was plunged into the deep...the volcanic upheavals traced on the bed of the Atlantic around the Azores as having occurred synchronously with the break-up and subsidence of Appalachia, the name given by geologists to a continental landmass in the North Atlantic also known as North Atlantis.  Now reposing some two miles (3.2km) below the level of the adjacent continental shelves, Appalachia connected Europe and North America via Greenland and Iceland...."  
 
Red Paint People   Also, the Mystery of the Lost Red Paint People is just that: a mystery.  The scholars have copped out from looking into any ancient pan-Atlantic connection when it was staring them right in the face (just watch the 1980's documentary aired on PBS "Mystery of the Lost Red Paint People", which has been uploaded onto YouTube).  Red Paint People are most likely the progenitors of the peopling of different pan-Atlantic areas coming out of the end of the last Ice Age. (9,000-11,000 years ago, coming out of the cataclysm which settled down 11,500 years ago.)  I do not believe they would fit precisely in with any modern racial identification or classification.  They are "proto", and are perhaps the survivors of "Atlantis".  However, it should be understood that the Red Paints can also be simply referred to as Native American ancestors.  I do NOT believe there is any (significantly, at least) Caucasian roots in these people- I firmly stand by that the Red Paints would have been Proto-Algonquian; however, I think in the most remote of ancient times, there may have been an Cro-Magnon admixture.  Cro-Magnons are not part of the modern-day race of humans- they are not technically European or Caucasian or the like- this is a hot debate- white people seem to want them to be white, black people want them to be black, etc.  Nonsense.  There is nobody around like them today.  They did (Cro-Magnons) average around 7 ft. tall.  This may also help to establish the pan-Atlantic connection.  For instance, some people have surmised that the Guanches of the Canaries were Cro-Magnon descendants- they were dark-skinned and averaged about 7 feet tall when the Spanish invaded them.  Some proponents of the "Dogaland" theory of Atlantis in the British Isles also place Cro-Magnon man as the builders of Stonehenge, etc.  Now, I am not overly concerned with this issue, just who were the Red Paint people?  Because I know from direct experience that the ancient ancestors were dark-skinned Native Americans- I have been shown this in vision more than once.    

{Note:  Also, if the term "Atlantis" rubs one the wrong way, there is other terminology which alludes to the same kind of a thing such as "Gondwanaland", crustal displacement and earth shifts, sea floor spreading, etc.  For instance, from the geological evidence it has been scientifically deduced that the Caledonian Mountains of Western Europe match the Appalachian Mountain Range of Eastern North America, they have simply been displaced due to Earth Changes of the past.  The source of this statement comes from the book "Earth Changes Ahead" by Frank Don, who in turn was referring to the work of 20th century geologist Alfred Wegener.}   
 
Aquinnah-  There are many straight-up PYRAMIDS in Aquinnah, Martha's Vineyard.  They are not sand dunes, they do not resemble sand dunes, but are buried in the sand.  The original coast-line of this area literally must have sunk into the ocean, exposing the red cliffs, which would have been a layer of clay in the Earth.  Many pyramids also exist (often confused for natural formations) for miles around Holliston, Medway, Hopkinton, and Milford MA., which probably extend into Upton (site of the well-known Upton Stone Chamber), Mendon, and Uxbridge MA. area although I have not done as much hiking/ researching in those last three towns just mentioned.
 
Sea-Serpents.  The traditions, sightings, and evidence for Sea-Serpents (and Lake Serpents) survive in many areas of the North Atlantic Sea-board.  Loch Ness in Scotland and Champ in Lake Champlain Vermont/ New York are the two best known examples.  There are also numerous others- Memphrie, in Lake Memphromagog in Quebec, the Gloucester, MA. sea-serpent witnessed since the 1600's, but especially in the 19th century off the Massachusetts coast (a live baby specimen of this species was even analyzed and named in the 19th century.  Unlike a regular snake, it had humps on it's back.  The scientific name was Scoliophis Atlanticus , or that is to say, the "Atlantic-Humped Snake.")  In the 1970's a sea-serpent washed ashore Mann Hill beach in Scituate, MA.  Local author Edward Rowe Snow took the best photos of the Great-Horned Serpent on the first day, before the carcass decayed and the experts were unable to properly identify it over 48 hours later (people were hacking it apart and local restaurants were serving 'Sea Serpent Soup.)  Snow covers the incident in his book "Supernatural Mysteries and Other Tales" along with the photos of the carcass.  The head looked just like giant stone snake heads I have seen (see May 15th, 2017 post.)  Other Sea Serpents have existed, and may continue to exist off the Maine coast, Eastern Canada (Newfoundland, etc.), off the shores of Greenland, off the shores of Norway/ Scandinavia, and in Irish lochs as well as Scottish.  In truth, the North Atlantic Sea Serpent phenomena follows the same line of inquiry as the ancient monolithic stone-works do.  In fact, they are explicably linked to the psyche, or consciousness of the ancient stone builders of the pan-Atlantic regions.  These sacred creatures express a super-natural component the Ancient's understood and revered.  One of the greatest Ophidic (snake worship) cults lost to history once existed along the Atlantic seaboards due to the awesome presence of these fantastic creatures. 
 
Some of the ancient stone rows of the American Northeast, usually undulating and showing "humps", are in fact representations of the Great-Horned Serpent ("Great-Horned-Serpent" is the English translation of the Native histories of these snakes, but I firmly believe they are what modern people think of as a Champ or Loch Ness Sea-Serpent.)  These stone rows are in correct proportionate size to the sea-serpent- sometimes 20, 40, 60, 70, or 90 ft. long stone rows/ sea serpents, undulating.  This power relates to the super-natural ability of the Earth itself.  Also in many of the ancient stone rows I have seen, the "water horses" (as it is sometimes called) head is clearly discerned, even the stone itself slightly modified to represent this.  Some good books which relate specifically to Sea-serpents I would recommend are: The Loch Ness Monster by Tim Dinsdale; Search At Loch Ness- The Academy of Applied Sciences and MIT Expedition by Dennis L. Meredith; Champ- Beyond the Legend by Joseph W. Zarzynski; and Monsters of the Sea- the history, natural history and mythology of the Ocean's most fantastic creatures by Richard Ellis.  All that is needed is an awareness of the existence of the lake/sea serpents, at least an elementary understanding of Native American folklore/ history, as well as field experience observing artifacts such as stone rows, which have been interpreted as snakes even by tribal representatives, and the rest should click into place.  Also, the snake was a guardian spirit of the underworld.     
 
The Little People  Now, it is also very true that different species of hominids once existed (such as the remains of the pygmy Indonesian Little People they found a few years back), and IN FACT, despite what people think they may know, some of these races still exist today, such as the Little People, who use what we can only describe as magic, or perhaps they are partly what we would think of as elementals, although they can and do manifest.  All I can say to that end is, if you live near any habitations of the Little People, make sure to treat the nature in that area with the utmost respect- one can even gain their unsaid favor this way.  If however, one has destructive tendencies towards life and the environment, all I can say is good luck buddy, you shouldn't piss them off.    One good documentary is "The Fairy Faith" (written and directed by John Walker) which has been uploaded to YouTube.  It starts in Eastern Canada, goes across to the British and Irish country-sides, then concludes with accounts of First Nations Micmac people back in Canada.  What is amazing is the accounts are of the same sort of thing, which re-asserts my belief that the ancient spirit of the North Atlantic lands is in fact one, although I do believe a distinction needs to be made between the Little People and the Fairies/elementals.  In South-Eastern New England, one of the most well preserved accounts of the Little People of Algonquian lore (the Magasiwaheug) has been handed down by certain elders of the Mohegan Tribe (Connecticut).  

Sasquatch  Other hominids such as Gigantopithicus (Sasquatch/ Bigfoot) exist as well.  Bigfoot has been seen in just about every state but their modern territory is the NorthWest (Washington State, Northern California, Oregon, British Colombia Canada, etc.)  Various people have sighted Bigfoot- Police Officers have, and including entire construction crews.  What, were they mass hallucinating?  I doubt they were.  Not to mention all of the casts they have of footprints, the Tom Patterson footage, etc.  I believe they are sentient like we are, but that their consciousness evolved a bit differently.  In other words, they are probably fellow "humans", just very different.  There have been several witnesses, including groups of people, observing Sasquatch building stone piles.  However, the stone piles built by the ancient Sasquatch race is probably a million to one in the scope of things.  Among the Stone heads I have seen I have seen representations of probably modern homo sapien sapiens, elongated heads, possibly giants, and even "ape-like" Sasaquatch looking stone heads in 2 cases, one of which may have been reported in this blog years back.  A great book I enjoyed reading on the subject of Bigfoot was "There Are Giants In the Earth: Survivors Since Genesis- An Evolutionary and Legendary History of the Yeti, Mono Grande, and Sasquatch, Three Strains of Hominoid Giants Alive Today" by Michael Grumley (out of print; first published in 1974.)  In the book, Grumley deviates a bit from the Sasquatch phenomena (in a good way) to examine the evolution of other hominoids as well as other species.  Amazingly, Grumley's conclusions, concerning the "dinosaurs", back in 1974, weren't fully understood or rolled out by science until around 2005 when Mark Norell wrote the ground-breaking book "Unearthing the Dragon: The Great Feathered Dinosaur Discovery" concerning the latest fossil finds from China which have re-written our understanding of what us moderns (may perhaps mistakenly) call dinosaurs, which I think of as the "Plumed Serpent" which is depicted on Mayan temple reliefs, even up through my region of North America (New England) at ancient sites (examples in older posts of this blog), and all over the world (Chinese dragon, etc.)  Which leads me to believe we may not be able to trust our geological dating such as the Carbon 14 (C-14) method of dating, which is largely employed by archaeologists.  Michael Grumley was also one of the first people to dive and explore the Bimini Road, which he did in the company of Pino Turolla, who wrote the great archaeological masterpiece "Beyond the Andes"; (out of print); if there is a real-life Indiana Jones it is certainly not Graham Hancock as I have heard some younger people tout, but rather Pino Turolla.      
 
Mud Fossils.  I encourage people to take a look at Mud Fossils.  Just go to "Mud Fossil University" on Youtube.  The uploader is a trained scientist (however rogue he may be) and has many great videos.  After watching one of his videos (of a humanoid reptilian stone head found in Washington State) I now do believe that some of what I am looking at are Mud Fossils, which is a real scientific phenomena (the body does not decay in the same way if flooded or in-undated by water, and the remains mineralize/ crystalize and eventually turn to stone.  Modern cases of this have even happened in cemeteries although rarely.)  I believe that the stone head I shared on May 15th of 2017 on this blog may in fact be the mud fossil of a giant.  It actually makes a lot more sense than to think the stone was somehow "molded" into shape.  And, after watching the Mud Fossil University video about the Washington state stone, I noticed the blood oxidization on the stone head from MA. I covered (sorry it is a lousy pic- just look through the older posts), is in the same spots the presenter of that other video from Mud Fossil University was describing.  Also the stone head I blogged about would have been that of a 9 foot or maybe 11 foot or so giant if it did indeed once exist in the flesh and is now a Mud Fossil (not the proportions of a modern person).  (One book I recently picked up due to the fact that I saw this phenomenon with my own eyes- in other words- the possible evidence of ancient giants was "The Ancient Giants Who Ruled America: The Missing Skeletons & the Great Smithsonian Cover-Up" by Richard J. Dewhurst.)   Also, Mud Fossils could very well explain some of the giant boulders that look like giant turtles and sharks, etc. that I have seen in the hills (the hills were obviously under the ocean at some point in the ancient past, for lands rise and fall throughout history.)  Now, I do not believe that every last thing in the world is a Mud Fossil, but I do believe the phenomena in some cases does exist.

Joseph Smith  A note about Joseph Smith (founder of the Mormon Church.)  He grew up in up-state New York as well as the country in Vermont (not far from Stone Chamber sites analyzed in the book "Manitou- The Sacred Landscape of New England's Native Civilization" by James Mavor and Byron Dix.)  Apparently not only did Joseph Smith, but his father as well as other prominent men in his community (in up-state New York in the early 19th century), believed that many of the hills in their area were not natural in formation, but were thrown up by the hands of men (in other words, mounds/ pyramids.)  This is exactly what I am noticing in my area in Massachusetts, yet in my time, I feel that I am just about the only person (or one of the only, anyway), to have noticed this in my community.  Sure, eskers and drumlins exist, but there are many more hills which are in fact pyramids/ mounds.  Anyway, it is interesting that Smith apparently had some divine spiritual communications with the "angel Maroni."  In other words, what he experienced was something profoundly spiritual.  I am not a Mormon, nor do I embrace anything about it.  Yet I do believe in an unseen world around us and find some of these facts about Joseph Smith to be quite interesting.

Colonial Stone Walls/ Structures  It is also worth noting that in colonial times, colonists were very actively building stone walls.  There are enough examples of Native stone rows as well, but more often than not, a stone wall is colonial in origin.  There are revisionists who would have you believe that most stone walls are pre-colonial.  This is not the case.  First off, landowners in colonial times had much more indentured servants than at first assumed.  Case in point, just the other year academics/historians discovered a large population of Irish indentured servants who were aboard the Mayflower.  Before this, no record of these people had existed.  The impact of this is apparent- no doubt this is not an isolated case- I am inclined to think that this is the case in most ships that came over and colonies that were established.  Another talking point is, beasts of burden (bulls, etc.) were used to haul heavy stones around.  Thirdly, it wasn't until the late 1700's that the Julian calendar was introduced by decree of the Vatican.  Farmer's would more often than not orient their stone walls and other structures to solstice points, etc. as they were an agrarian society- I remember my history teacher in 7th grade talking about this point as regards to just general history.  Fourth, is, there would have been a colonial obsession with "taming the wilderness" or marking out plots.  Hence, stone walls are found in some spots today such as ledges which seem impractical.  Well okay, it is impractical, but the colonists were in fact impractical like that- stern attitude, do it because it must be done, don't argue with me types of people.  Therefore they did plot out what was back then boundaries and property lines that way, even if it seems impractical to us today.  And the fifth point is, early colonial mining around hillsides, usually around streams.  These people would usually dowse to find the rocks they needed/ precious metals, etc.  A whole team of people was used in this process.  There would be several people in this group whose duty it was to make rock stacks/ stone piles of discarded rocks this way.  Pretty soon the entire hillside would be littered with left-over stone piles.  I have seen 16th/17th century drawings (or engravings or whatever) of this process in action- the result would be where someone would expect to find what today may be identified as a grouping of Native American rock piles.  But don't get me wrong, because the confounding thing is that groupings of Native American rock piles/ mounds exist in the same kinds of areas.  It is a monumental task sorting out this last example of stone piling to determine a Native American or Colonial origin.  As I have said above- the stone-works represents a hodge-podge of different phases and cultures.  For instance, ancient pre-colonial Native people in some cases did build stone chambers, but than again, the Quakers in colonial times also built similar looking structures, the Irish Culdee monks in the 7th/ 8th centuries probably had a hand in some of these Chambers as well, etc.  Also note:  On an Internet search, if you type in something like "New England Stone Chamber" you will get links to people who don't have a good sense of what they are talking about and in some case skeptics.  The term you want to punch in is: "Ceremonial Stone Landscape."  In other words, yes, for thousands of years, there exist many styles of Native American stone monuments; however, I have also noticed that some revisionists take it a bit too far, in which case I question their true motives.  That is the gist of the rant in this paragraph, in other words.         

Libraries:  Please Note:  Many (if not all?) books I have cited in this post are out of print.  A lot of times the Public Libraries do not have many of these kinds of books, either.  I am blessed to have a great Used/ Antiquarian bookstore a few towns away from me.  Some of these books such as "Unearthing the Dragon" I even got in turn at a Library book sale, in other words, they were throwing away some of their best books- the real knowledge that should be free for all!  Please be aware!  This is akin (or a few steps removed from) to something like NWO World Socialism or Nazi Facism.  Please be aware!  Ours (America) is a land of freedoms, rights, and liberties.  Please be aware-- the Libraries usually don't have the good books about knowledge about the human and environmental health risks of genetically engineered foods, holistic modalities of how to protect your health, books about Atlantis, etc.  Please sound the alarm of this outrage!

More Recommended Reading:  "Before Civilization" by Colin Renfrew (1973); "Stonehenge Decoded" by Gerald S. Hawkins (1965)- It is due to this work that we know, from an archaeo-astronomy perspective, our modern insights into Stonehenge as a calendar/computer of sorts.  This breakthrough paved the way for other Archaeo-astronomers such as Mavor and Dix in "Manitou".  "The Mysteries of Stonehenge" by Fernand Niel (1974); Timaeus and Critias by Plato; "Atlantis: The Antediluvian World" by Ignatious Donnely; "Atlantis- The Eingth Continent" by Charles Berlitz; "The History of Atlantis" by Lewis Spence; "Another Look At Atlantis" by Willy Ley; "Atlantis- The New Evidence" by Martin Ebon; "The Monuments of Mars- A City On the Edge Of Forever" by Richard C. Hoagland etc. etc.  One could keep connecting threads and going into more lines of inquiry until I would be recommending Hesiod's "Theogany" and "Works and Days" , Homer's Iliad and Odyssey; which would lead down the road to Steven Sora's "Triumph Of the Sea Gods" etc. etc.  But I will nip the bud to keep it short for the purposes of this blog. 

I would also say:  Certain writers of fiction/ fantasy seem to accessing something primordial deep within the psyche of our human experience.  Two writers that come to mind are Robert E. Howard who wrote the original Conan the Barbarian novels and Edgar Rice Burroughs who wrote the John Carter of Mars series or the works of J.R.R. Tolkien.  I believe that what can be known, is already known.  Certain visionary minds are able to access this information, albeit play around with it.     
 
That is all that I would like to share now for this post.  Thank you for tuning in and reading my blog.  Please stay tuned, there will be more material and posts added, however, not as frequently as had been so in the past.  Thank you again,
                                    -Matthew Howes.                                        
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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

"Life Comes From Life"



"Life Comes From Life- A Startling Challenge to the Modern Scientific Theory of the Origin of Life and the Universe:" Morning Walks With His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (Founder of the International Society for Krishna Conciousness)

I thought I would share a few passages from a book I am currently engaged in, "Life Comes From Life", which is basically a philosophical dialogue between Swami Prabhupada and his students during intercourses on morning walks in the Los Angeles area in the mid- 1970's.  There is some very great insight in this book- in fact, if one were to keep accumulating books such as "Life Comes From Life" or "Red Earth, White Lies" by Vine Deloria Jr., a clear image will start to emerge that modern scientific (and academic) theories and mind-sets are complete buffoonery (for example, Darwinian Evolution).  Swami Prabhupada repeatedly condemns scientists to be "rascals" and "fools" who are "misguiding the public".  I would have to agree with him.  I found a used copy of this book for 0.99 cents; I knew it would be good when I picked it up at the store, and was surprised, reading through it, to find out just how good it is!

A note before quoting some relevant passages concerning energy and stone (which can be applied to our understanding of the Ceremonial Stone Landscape) from the book- from my understanding, Krsna (Krishna), is the emanating spiritual force of energy that has created our universe.  What Swami Prabhupada explains is that matter comes from this spiritual, emanating life-force, and that matter does not create life (which is what scientist's believe.)  Although I have used different terminology (different life experience), I immediately realize from reading Swami (or Srila) Prabhupada's words that I am in the same camp as him- I believe in a spiritual life-force (Great Spirit) as the emanation or source of creation, a Divine Intellegence, rather than matter (a material substance) as the source of Life.  As far as I am concerned, what this Vedic philosophy refers to as "Krsna Conciousness" is the same thing as having "Christ Conciousness" (which is a big reason to independently study the Christian and pre-Christian religions and philosophies- the Essenes, Gnosticism, Alexandrian scholars such as astrologers and alchemists, the earlier Egyptian Mystery Schools, etc.)  As a matter of fact, the highest attainment in the ancient Egyptian Mystery Schools was to become a "Son of the Light" or a "Son of the Reflected Light."  In the Vedic tradition Lord Krsna is said to be the source, or emanation of the Spiritual Light, thus the source of All Creation in our universe.  And of course, as I will touch on later, we know that "light" or the interplay and reflection of light (sun and moon) plays a significant role in Ceremonial Stone Landscape sites, such as Standing Stones, Stone Chambers, rock pile sites, etc.  I would maintain that the sacred understandings of the medicine people (at one time many people probably were medicine people to some degree or another), of the Eastern Seaboard of the America's had the same understandings that other ancient people had such as the Egyptians or the Hindus, or the Mayans, as understood in their own cultural context, in their area, expressed in their way.  Although this has always been known to some degree by say, historians or archaeologists ("everything Native people did was sacred"), I believe that Ceremonial Stone Landscapes can confirm this in a way that sheds a whole new light on the pre-colonial civilization and past.  Compared to this religious understanding, things like subsistence and hunting sites are a bit of a "dim" understanding (or, I should say, far from a complete picture) when compared to a megalith building and spiritual component of the culture- but how many academics will admit this?  Sadly, not many as of yet, although there are some.  Hopefully this will be realized by more people in a Good Way in future years, which may help people, and perhaps our society as a whole, to elevate our consciousness, understandings and compassion to new heights, which should have reciprocal positive benefits for the environment as well.  But first, people will need to "find their way" out of all of the distractions, modern confusion, technology that is hurting our health, government scandals, and other various forms of toxicity.

Now, some quotes from the dialogue from the book "Life Comes From Life:"

Srila Prabhupada:  "As soon as you speak of energy, there must be a source." (Pg. 16)

Dr. Singh:  (Pg. 62) "If someone looks at the Deity of Krsna in the temple and thinks that it is only stone or wood, what does that mean?"

Srila Prabhupada:  "He is ignorant of the facts.  How can the Deity be material?  Stone is also Krsna's energy.  Just as electric energy is everywhere but only the electricians know how to utilize it, so Krsna is everywhere- even in stone- but only His devotees know how to utilize stone to appreciate Krsna.  The devotees know that stone cannot exist outside of Krsna.  Therefore, when the devotees see the Deity, they say 'here is Krsna.'  They see the real oneness of Krsna and His energy.... This means that Krsna's energy- that is, Krsna in His partially manifested form- pervades every atom of the universe.  But His fully manifested personal form is present in the Deity (the stone) shaped according to His directions.  This is the philosophy of acintya-bhedabheda-tattva, the simultaneous oneness and difference of God and His energies.  For example, when the sunshine is in your room, that does not mean the sun itself is in your room.  The sun and its separated energies, like heat and light, are one in quality, but different in quantity."

Note: The emphasis on the word "separated" and the clarification of "the stone" in paranthesies are my own clarifications.  Now, this Hindu, or Vedic perspective would be different to a Native American perspective in some regards.  Well no sh*t (here I am getting a bit defensive, perhaps unfoundedly, but just in case).  However, Srila Prabhupada is indeed speaking some great universal truths here in these statements.  For instance, he describes "the simultaneous oneness and difference of God and His energies" while describing to a disciple the properties of an energetic, or conciouss, manifestation of Spiritual Force or Life within a stone, or certain stones (in this case used in a temple to represent Krsna).  So here the Swami is maintaining that 1) Stones have a life force, for they are a material manifestation emanating from the original spiritual Life-Force (as is everything we perceive in this world), and 2), The stone can represent a higher ideal, attainment, or purpose than just stone, it is imbued, to some degree or another, with a life-force essence, such as that of a divine saint or deity, coming from spiritual source energy.  He also talks about "separated" energies using light, or sunshine, as an example- this is what the Egyptian Mysteries talked about with the "Sons of the Reflected Light."

This topic closely relates to one of the themes I mentioned in my last post concerning different Standing Stones being imbued with "spirit" of a great medicine person, chief, or sage.  In other words an Ascended Master.  This was a tradition to be found in many parts of the world including Northeastern America, and, going back in time tens of thousands and hundreds of thousands of years of our human civilization, what some may call "Atlantis."  This practice also existed in the Celtic and pre-Celtic European Standing Stone sites (usually located on the western-most coasts of Europe, hugging the Atlantic shoreline, compared to, paradoxically, eastern-most North America), until the times of Christianity and "witch-hunts" came about, when it was banned to inter-act with these stone sites.   These traditions are in other lands as well around the world such as Mongolia, India, Taiwan, etc.

"The Sons of the Reflected Light" is found in every land.  This may be what some have referred to even as the "Masma" culture (the guy who studied at Markahuasi, Peru).  There was, and sometimes still is, a universal understanding of how Spirit works, and of the manifestation of Life Force and Creation itself.