Monday, December 9, 2019

Everything Is On the Table

Everything Is On the Table

Note: An edit was made to December 6th's post.  The correct Alchemical process for the lost Atlantean Orichalcum may be something like this-- Copper + Calcium + Red Ochre= Orichalcum.  I also proposed that if this is the case, we need not have to look for any Orichalcum, which people have tried to find in vain for centuries.  The use of simple red ochre and simple copper by later peoples may suffice.  So please have another read.

As for this post, everything is on the table.  There are some wonderful things about the accounts of Atlantis which make sense, some other things that don't.  What is important is to do the research and connect the dots, and to make some sense of it.  For instance, Plato's account alone mentions how the Atlanteans built up ditches, canals, and earthen mound pyramids.  I can hike people to certain areas around the swamps of my hometown, Holliston, Massachusetts, and point out the remains of entire large complexes of earthen pyramid mounds, ditches, canals and causeways, even what I believe to be an ancient reflecting pool (which today looks like a small swampy pond.)  It is well known that when the pyramids of Egypt were first built, at the foot of he pyramids were ponds (a reflecting pool) surrounded by lush oasis (as depicted on the cover of one of Stephen Mehler's books, The Land Of Osiris).  In the New England area, one finds the same thing, except that the forest has grown back, the mounds/ etc. blend into the landscape to the untrained eye, and the average person is totally unaware of such wonders.

Another point that Plato made in his Atlantis account: he mentioned that there were thousands of miles of stone walls.  As a New Englander and as an Antiquarian researcher/ whatever, one becomes aware that many of the stone walls are of dubious origin and unknown age- for instance from the 1890's survey of  New England stone walls we know that there is already, from that report alone, more stone walls in New England that, if stretched out in a line, could go around the circumference of the Earth more than 10 times.  My rational mind kicks in and wants to attribute these walls to a large colonial labor force, like today's highway crews or something, but upon closer scrutiny, there is a lot about the character of these walls that just doesn't make any logical sense, unless one were looking at it from the perspective of a lost civilization.

I am not a diffusionist.  If anything I am a dispersionist.  I believe there was at one time a great Atlantean diaspora which lived on in the pulse beat of many later cultures on both sides of the Atlantic.  The legacy of Atlantis.  It is also known that the Gods and heroes of many cultures are one and the same, but under different names and guises.  For instance, reading T.C. Lethbridge's "Witches" as well as countless other sources, one realizes that the Christian concept of Lucifer, the tribal Celtic-Iberian Baal (or Bel), the Irish Balor and the Indian Siva (Shiva) are in fact representations of the one and same deity, or God, or "light-bearer" (Sun-God) of he ancient world.  The Christian world has mistaken Lucifer for a kind of devil because as Lethbridge pointed out this personage somehow blended or mixed with the personification of the devil with he passing of time.  Lethbridge pointed out that a devil originally meant a holy one, "as the word divus means in Latin and 'deva' means in India today."  I suppose there was a kind of point I was trying to make but got side-tracked.  The original accounts of Atlantis come from Plato and other Greek scholars.  Plato uses names such as King Atlas, Poseidon, Uranus, etc.  However, Plato's worldview was that of the Greeks.  To me, the Greek concept of the Hesperides is parallel with the Celtic concept of TirNanOg- the place of the "other world" beyond the Ocean.  Even the earliest chroniclers of Algonquian folk legend ("Algonquian Legends" by Leland) who worked with Native groups in Maine (United States) stressed the point that the cultural heroes and characters of these tales shared points in common with folk tales and legends of the Old World, such as comparing the scenario and actions of Glooscap and Malsimus with the Norse Thor and Loki, which was after all, actually a very well-founded observation.  However, we may be looking at currents of an Atlantean diaspora rather than a Norse diffusion, for the exact same reason that there are points in common with the Irish Balor and the Indian (Hindu) Shiva.  

Furthermore, I would like to address the issue of UFO's.  In terms of UFOology, I am an "experiencer".  More than several times in my adult life I have seen luminescent orbs or "energy craft" in the sky.  The first time was at the Barber reservation in Sherborn, maybe around 2007.   From the field where I was, there was two of them that flew across the sky and disappeared over the power lines.  Around 2013'ish I saw two similar glowing flying orbs move across the sky over the Ashland reservoir.  And finally, my peak experiences with these orbs- in 2016/2017, where I repeatedly hiked in he hills of Milford, MA., I kept seeing, night after night, and time and time again, whole groups of 7 or 8 of these things dancing in the sky over the hill side.  I do not do drugs or drink so I am completely sober and rational during those experiences, and in writing this.  Of course we know from my research that the hills of Milford are really the sacred hills of Magomisquog.  Now, again, repeatedly as I would hike out from the hillside a little after sun-set/ around sun-set- there would be 7 or 8 of these glowing orbs dancing around the sky.  Suppose there were three on the left and four on the right side of my line of sight.  One of the orbs would "blink out" from the left side and all of a sudden would re-appear on the right-hand side of my field of vision with the other cluster group.  They would fly vertically, up and down, dance in circles (some clockwise, others counter-clockwise) , zig-zag horizontally- you name it- it was like they were putting on a performance in the night sky.  It was really quite beautiful and I felt that they were something spiritual.  So that is my adult experience with UFO's.  Interestingly, a YouTube up-loader under the channel "Real UFO Videos" has captured these same luminous UFO's on film in both Milford and Upton around the same time period I was noticing them myself (his videos are from 2015-2017.  A link to his 2015 Upton sighting is here- Upton MA. UFO Sighting On Video.)  Reading the book "Gods Or Spacemen?" by W. Raymond Drake, one reads of the account of the Druid priest Mog Ruith who flew from the British Isles to Greece in a manner of moments in a luminous, flying chariot, back in ancient times.  One has to wonder if there isn't a hidden group of Initiate's who have their hands on spiritual technology (perhaps the much-talked about space craft of he Atlanteans), who scarcely reveal themselves to the outside world.  As for my younger days, growing up, I remember when I was 4 or 5 or so, being carried out of my room late one night (which I shared with my brother) by a luminous, glowing being wearing a white robe.  Their head was cone-shaped (a cone-head.)  But again, this could relate to the cone-heads of the ancient past, who were kings, etc. (like he Incan mummies- the royalty in their culture and in much of the world at SOME point in the ancient past were cone-heads- it was a mark of royalty.)  Anyway, the last thing I remember that night was seeing flashing colors outside of the living room window, and I remember waking up and crying in the bathroom sink, as if I had been tucked into the sink with the water running instead of into my bed.  My father ran into the bathroom, calmed me down and put me back to bed.  And that was that.  To this day I don't think my family has ever believed what I have described to them about that night.

Another point- my father's father was in the US Navy in World War 2.  My mother's father served the United States Army as an engineer.  Later, after the war, he worked at Grumman Aerospace on Long Island.  That was his career.  My mother and her sister don't know anything about it- they don't know the details of his work.  I'm sure it was fine, but you never know.  Could my family, or certain members of the family line, be somehow ear-marked as a result of his occupation?  This may be unrelated, but a great series of books I recommend is the "Montauk Project- Experiments In Time" by engineer Preston B. Nichols and researcher Peter Moon.  They claimed that an occupied former Air Force base at Montauk Point, Long Island, continued the research that began with the Navy ship USS Eldridge in the 1940's which is known as the "Philadelphia Experiment."  The ship disappeared from the Navy Yard- literally!  The surviving crew all went insane, and those who died were actually embedded in the walls, hulls, etc. of the ship itself (there was even a movie made about this incident).  What happened was that the ship teleported into a different dimensional time-zone than from the one we are experiencing in our reality.  On re-appearing into our reality, the time reference was slightly askew, resulting in the tragic loss of life.  Apparently, the research continued a decade later at Montauk Point, Long Island.  In their series of 5 books about the Montauk Project, authors Preston B. Nichols and Peter Moon investigate this.  Of particular interest here might be book 3 of the series, "The Pyramids of Montauk."  Peter Moon interviews members of the Montauk Tribe, and uncovers, with photo evidence, the former existence of pyramid mounds at Montauk Point in the area where Camp Hero now is, where the time/dimensional/conciousness experiments were taking place.  He touches on some of the lost histories of he Montauk people, which they related to him themselves, including what sounds like a legacy from Atlantis.  These mounds are probably much like the Pyramid Mounds I have noticed on Martha's Vineyard.  Also of note regarding the Montauk books- the authors do bring up the fact that these experiments were taking place on land that was formerly stolen out of the hands of the Montauk Tribe.  In fact, the land was considered a sacred "power place" by the sachems (also known as "pharaohs" amongst the Montauk themselves).  So the point is, that there was a modern-day misuse of power happening at a specific place of high energy which was formerly in the keeping of the guardians of the Montauk tribe.  The truth is, there are many, many instances of such modern day abuse of power happening in and around former sacred sites all over the country.  This is actually a very big problem.     

We still do not know how the situation stands about the truth of our reality.  For instance, are we ripping a hole in space?  And what are the implications of that?  Will Pinhead from the movie Hellraiser freakin' appear?  What is CERN?  These are serious questions.  About 16 or 17 years ago, while on a small road trip with a good friend, after graduating high school, we talked to an older gentleman in the parking lot of a McDonald's one night for 8 hours at the picnic table.  He had a full-blown graying beard and was ultimately of Welsh descent in terms of his ancestry.  He would only eat french fries.  He knew all about the ancient civilization of Egypt and talked about concepts such as time portals/ etc. within the pyramid chambers.  He had been to some of these places himself.  He also claimed that one can teleport inside the stone chambers- that this was actually one of their intended functions.  He said many great things, however my young mind at the time did not retain alot of what he was saying.  I remember that he used the Judy Collins song "Who Knows Where the Time Goes" as an example of a time-loop.  He said that the lyric referring to the "winter fire" meant the Sun during the rise of the Winter Solstice.  At that point in my life, I had never heard such a thing.  To this day, I still listen to that song around this time of year.  He also taught that one must also study Pyramid energy, positive and negative forces, and how to transmute those forces within oneself, etc.  One thing that struck me as the memory of that night comes back is that he kept referring to the Egyptian Pharaohs, not by their commonly referred to names, but by their Celtic names.  As I was reading some T.C. Lethbridge lately, this distinguished author and archaeologist did mention briefly that all the Pharaohs had at least 5 names.  As the Celtic-Iberian branch of people, in the ancient world, were a part of the Egyptian Dynasties, this makes sense.  But again, most people are blissfully unaware of the movements of people in the ancient past.  As a matter of fact, another great book is "Eden In the Altai" by Geoffrey Ashe. 

                      Well, that's all I have for now.  Life is an adventure.  Onwards and Upwards!                                            

Friday, December 6, 2019

Orichalcum, Copper, & Red Ochre; Plus An Etymology of A Last Name.

Orichalcum And Red Ochre; Plus An Etymology of A Last Name.

[Note: It is worth re-reading the last post from Dec. 4th as updated additions have been made.  Also Note: Dec. 9th, additions to this post were made concerning Orichalcum.  Re: Copper + Calcium + Red Ochre= Orichalcum.]

With all of the Atlantis research that has been done by some of our brightest intellects over the past few centuries, there is still a great mystery as to what the alloy "orichalcum" is.  According to Plato's account of Atlantis, orichalcum was "the most precious of metals then known, except gold."  There being "mines of it in many places of the island."  This orichalcum was supposed to be an alloy associated with, or plastered onto, the Atlantean stone structures (much like quartz was capped on to the Great Pyramids of Egypt).  Plato describes Atlantean Stone temples as being "primitive" in appearance.  The imagery evokes a structure such as a Stone Chamber or Long Barrow.  In his book "The History of Atlantis" author Lewis Spence seemed to think there was an association of Orichalcum with mountain copper.  However, even today's copper penny is not made of pure copper, it is made from mixed elements.

One of the greatest controversies of Atlantean studies is that this alloy or metal, Orichalcum, has never been satisfactorily identified.  Here, I would like to put forth my own theory.  I was reading Plato's account of Atlantis one day (Critias and Timeus), while simultaneously reading the first 1/3 of the book "Morning of the Magicians" by Louis Pauwels and Jacques Bergier, which is dedicated to the history and practice of Alchemy.  I then realized what orichalcum might be.  Copper alchemically combined with Calcified Red Ochre.  One can even see the words "ochre" and "calcium" in the word "Orichalcum."  According to the dictionary calcium is a "soft bivalent metallic element... quickly tarnishes in the air... when heated burns with a brilliant light... used chiefly in alloys and in various metallurgical processes...."  So in other words, through an alchemical process, perhaps naturally occurring due to the climate of Atlantis, or perhaps induced by the knowledge of a human agency (the practice of alchemy), our mystery Atlantean metal, or alloy, Orichalcum, is none other than Copper+ Calcium+ Red Ochre!!

If my theory is correct, then it has solved one of the greatest mysteries pertaining to Plato's account of Atlantis.  And still, there is further evidence.  We know that along the entire Atlantic seaboard, Red Ochre was used and associated with burials and the stone structures such burials are associated with.  The Red Paint People of the Eastern Seaboard of North America used red ochre, the Red Ochre People of the coasts of Europe did the same; the tradition is found also in North Africa and penetrating as far as usage in the Dynasties of Egypt.  However, these later burials and structures were associated with Red Ochre and not necessarily Orichalcum.  There is probably an easy explanation for this- the calcified ochre (orichalcum) was probably no longer available after Atlantis sank; in it's place, simple Red Ochre was henceforth used.  In other words, we lost the Orichalcum when we lost Atlantis; and in it's place, we continued to use the element it was made from, that being Red Ochre in some cases, Copper in other cases.  As far as I know, I am the only one to put forth this theory and connect these dots.

In addition: The Mayans of Yucatan Peninsula, Central America, who are also thought to originally have been Atlantean descendents, also plastered their stone temples and pyramids with Red Ochre.  This is well known by scholars and archaeologists- we just don't see it today because that plastering, or coating of the Red Ochre has faded/ worn out.  To the ancients, red represented the color of Life, like he blood flowing through our veins.  Further north, the Red Ochre was used in a similar way- even as face paint/ etc.- to represent life.  It is also interesting that in all of the Ohio Valley/ Mississippian Pyramid Mounds, some of the most common artifacts are Copper ornaments, jewelry, plates, etc.  In other words, to sum up, the alchemical means of producing Orichalcum may have been lost with the sinking of Atlantis, but in order to establish an Atlantean connection with later cultures, we need not have to be looking for this "orichalcum."  It may be that copper ornaments and red ochre paint, both abundant in the archaeological record, is all we need to establish a lost connection with the orichalcum of Atlantis..     

And now, switching gears, I would like to say a few words about my ancestry and the origins of my last name.  It might help to clarify my passions in writing this blog.  First of all, I have American Indian ancestry.  I am Nordic (Scandinavian), Western European (Celtic) and American Indian (Iroquoian) in terms of my ancestry.  My grandfather on my father's side began asserting the fact that there was Native American ancestry in the family later in his life.  Well, he went so far as to even obtain a tribal membership.  One of my Uncles wanted to independently verify this and went to Salt Lake City, Utah, where the Mormons have the best ancestral archives in the country of the United States.  He was able to find proof for himself that our family does indeed have American Indian ancestors.  They were already mixed and intermingled into the dominant white culture by the mid- 19th century, however (Note: I was born in 1984, however my great-grandfather, a farmer, was born in the 1870's, and his father I think in the 1840's.)  So I would be somebody who has SOME American Indian ancestry, in contrast to somebody born into that culture, who would simply regard themselves as Native.

Now as regards to my last name, Howes.  The last name Howes actually is associated with ancient earthen pyramids and stone structures.  However, most people, my family included, is blissfully unaware of their ancient ancestry.  I did have an ancestor from the English countryside who brought the name Howes over to the United States.  In terms of the English alone- the last name Howes derives from the Old English word Ho, which means a Mound of dirt.  Today, people still use a garden ho, or hoe, to move dirt around.  The earliest description of the last name Howe, or Howes (a later variant of the name deriving from the Old English Ho) was a person or group of people (family unit) who lived by a Howe (which was a Mound/ Hill.)  Now, in England alone, all of the ancient Earthen Pyramids (yeas there are Earthen Pyramids in the English country-side) are large Earthen (dirt) Mounds, such as Sutton Hoo and Silbury Hill.  These parallel the mounds of say, the Ohio Valley here in the United States.  Their proper designation is a Pyramid, but they are commonly referred to as Earthen Mounds.  Now, one has to follow a logical line of reasoning here- someone from the Howe or Howes clan is somebody whose ancestors lived by one of these pyramid mounds.  That much can already be ascertained.  But who, specifically, would be living by one of these pyramids?  The answer is simple: one of the Master Builders, Chieftans, and/or Priests associated with these pyramid mounds would be living by them, that's who.  And from that side of the family, it is safe to say that is who I am ultimately descended from- however, with inquisitions and the transplanting of the Christian Church into Europe after the 10th century, it is a lost history.  There is also Scottish and Scandinavian in the European part of my bloodline.

In Scotland, such as in the Orkney Islands, the Stone temples and Stone Chambers are referred to as a Howe.  For instance, one well known example of a Neolithic Stone Chamber/Pyramid Mound in Orkney, Scotland is called Maes-howe.  In Scandinavia, a howe is the name to describe the same kind of a place- an earthen pyramid mound/ stone structure.  So as we are seeing, I carry the lineage of building stone structures and pyramids in my last name.  

Now, I lost the reference to this next line of inquiry, it is buried in a pile of notes somewhere, but I figure I will bring it up anyway.  I did come across a link between the last name Ho/Howe in regards with the tradition of the Shemsu-hor, who were the priests of Horus in ancient Egypt.  I know some day I have to find my notes on that reference.  However, let us now look at the Shemsu-hor.  Who were they?  In his book "Gods of Eden- Egypt's Lost Legacy and the Genesis of Civilization", author Andrew Collins says they were "...companions, or followers of the hawk-headed god Horus whom the Royal Canon of Turin says ruled Egypt for an incredible 13,420 years before the ascent of Menes, the first recorded Pharaoh."  Now of course, we know that Egypt was originally an Atlantean colony- this is why the Pyramids, statues, and temples of the earliest dynasties are of higher craftsmanship and precision than the later works.  In other words, their civilization slowly degraded from some previous Golden Age, the Atlantean wisdom was slowly lost.  I would recommend one sees John Anthony West's documentary series (8 hours long total) "Magical Egypt" for more information.  It is very true that there are many links between ancient Egypt and Neolithic Europe as well.  This is why in our Western civilization, we spend so much time in grade school learning about Egypt.  Princess Scota was an Egyptian princess who moved her people into modern day Europe for instance.  Scotland is named after her.  In his book, "The Mystery of Skara Brae- Neolithic Scotland and the Origins of Ancient Egypt" author Laird Scranton writes "According to Serge Sauneron in "The Priests of Ancient Egypt" a tradition of knowledge and instruction similar to what we infer to [regarding Egypt] have existed on Orkney Island was perpetuated as standard features of Egyptian temple complexes..."  One must read the book, but the author is inferring similarities between the stone temple complexes (known as howe's) of Orkney Island, Scotland with those of Egypt.  Interestingly enough, the Orkney Islands was also one of the seats of the Culdee Monks or "Papae" ("priestly fathers"), whom William B. Goodwin speaks of in his book "Ruins of Great Ireland In new England."  In his Conan books, it is also such an island where Robert E. Howard would have Conan retire to as king in his latter days (as in Conan of the Isles)....

But I digress! (Or am I?)  That's all for now, folks.  Stay tuned for next time!                         

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Proposed Time-Line Concerning Rock Formations And Stone Structures- An Alternative Anthropological View

Proposed Time-Line Concerning Rock Formations And Stone Structures- An Alternative Anthropological View

This post is intended to clarify some of the observations I have made and have touched upon in my writing recently.  I feel that this information needs to get "out there."  I should also make it expressly clear that most, if not all, of these perspectives relate to the Indigenous perspective of the "Ceremonial Stone Landscape."  However, there are some surprises.  Let me say this for starters, not all stone structures may relate expressly to any modern group of homo sapiens.  So let's get into it:

* Millions of years ago, such as in Tertiary Times, the age of the mega-fauna and mega-flora.  The age of the proposed dinosaurs (which may need some re-visioning.)  At this time, most of the bedrock we see in the New England area today was formed.  For instance, there was a man in the Western part of Massachusetts who used to have a dinosaur museum.  For a small fee, you could go to his property and chink off souvenir dinosaur footprints from the bedrock of his property.  I have seen what appears to be a dinosaur footprint in the bedrock in Milford, MA.  Again, this itself is a form of "mud fossil."  Instead of the specimen being preserved, we have it's footprint.  Also, some boulders we see today in the shape of whale effigies, giant sharks, giant frogs, giant turtles, etc., are the Mud Fossil (note: I recommend the reader research this term) remains of the ancient living mega fauna, and were not carved into the stone by any human agency.  In this way, these stones were "once alive" and may be a source of sacred power, as ancient Native American tradition attests.  Another note would be that some of this mega fauna, such as the giant beaver, (see Vine Deloria Jr.'s "Red Earth, White Lies") may have survived right up into historic times, and that the time line of our perception of the ancient past needs some new understanding.  Also, I have noticed that some stones may indeed be petrified dinosaur eggs, another form of mud fossil.

* Homo-Saurus.  There may have been an age when an alternative, intellegent form of life walked upon this Earth- the androgenous homo-saurus; being the serpent-men, or reptile men of ancient legend.  One good book to learn more about this subject is R.A. Boulay's "Flying Serpents And Dragons- The Story of Mankind's Reptillian Past."  Armed with this knowledge, one is keen to see the androgenous serpent race mentioned in other works of literature/ religious texts, for instance I noticed this race possibly mentioned in the ancient Gnostic text "The Gospel of Truth" while reading Hans Jonas' classic work on the "Gnostic Religion."  Also of note, YouTube channel "Mud Fossil University" has uploaded a video of a petrified homo-saurus mud fossil from Washington State.  This is presented as soft-core evidence.  If this race did indeed once exist, they must have left an impact upon their settlements.  How is one always sure of what they are looking at?  This is also why I do not dismiss alternative views such as the primordial "Atlan" race proposed by Len Kasten in his book, "Alien World Order- the Reptillian Plan to Divide and Conquer the Human Race."  One may also want to read "The Emerald Tablets Of Thoth the Atlantean" as translated by Doreal for more reference as regards these topics.

* A former age of giants.  We may not be totally descended from these giants, although some of their genes may have survived through the Cro-Magnons (who may not be much different from Len Kasten's "Atlans"), who spread out to the east and west after the sinking of Atlantis.  This was the original empire of the "Red Man", having owing it's source to before the Greater Deluge of 12,000 years ago.  The giants were once living god-men, living for hundreds of years, (and according to Old Testament and other sources, even upwards of a thousand years) when the Earth was in a different planetary conjunction and experiencing different magnetic anomalies (such as the position of the moon) from what we experience today, and have experienced through much of our known history.  Due to Earth changes, these "god-men" were left derelict, possibly passing some of their genes on to the Cro-Magnon.  Given the scant remains of what has been found, the average giant was probably 9-12 ft. in length, in rare cases perhaps 15 or 18 ft.  See some of the prior posts in this blog for some reference literature concerning giants.

* The Cro-Magnon.  The Cro-Magnon were a tawny, red/browned skin race that averaged seven feet in height.  Mainstream scholars have not yet come to terms with this, but the evidence is already in: the seat of their original homeland was Atlantis.  After the sinking of Atlantis (12,000 years ago) they spread to the East (Europe/ North Africa) and west (Eastern Seaboard of North America.)  The civilization of Atlantis was the original seat of the Red Man.  The mountain at the center of Atlantis, which was naturally stepped, was the original source of inspiration for the pyramid builders.  One needs to read the book "The Secret of Atlantis" by Otto Muck for more reconstructed detail about these matters.  If you are a serious, unbiased researcher, ignore this information at your own risk.   Also note: The Red Paint People, who settled the Eastern Seaboard of North America, and the Red Ochre People (same culture, really), who settled the coasts of Western Europe, are the immediate descendants of these Atlans/ Atlanteans/ Cro-Magnons.  I have talked extensively about the Red Paints in this blog, it is advised that the reader be informed about the Red Paint People.

* The Little People.  I have a hunch they are still around.  I will not go into the reasons why I say this, but I will share some general information.  Known locally in Algonquin as the Magesiwaoug (Mack-eh-se-way-og, spelled out phoentically), these are the little pygmy people who pre-date the "commonly known", let us say, American Indian.  In other words, the Little People are the original Native Americans.  Native tradition backs this claim up.  The Little People, in some (most?) cases, were the teachers of ancient Native American tribes.  The Little People were magicians and conjurers, having known the art of invisibility.  They lived in hollows in the hills and were a "moon-eyed" people.  The Little People are also known as Menehune in Hawaii, and known as Na Amhuisgean in Gaelic/ Celtic.  I have another hunch that all traditions of the Little People throughout the world share a common ancestry (different settled areas around the globe of one root race).

* Indigenous People.  These include groups such as Algonquin, Iroquoian, Sioux, etc. Often mistaken by scholars as Siberian-Altaic migrants who followed the Ice Bridge down from the Berring Straits.  This is only partly true, at best.  They are the indigenous people of North America.  The Atlans, or Atlanteans (mistakenly referred to as Cro-Magnons) is most likely a part of their ancient genetic make-up as well.  Simply put, indigenous people.  Many aspects of the Ceremonial Stone Landscape indeed do relate to Native culture.  Evidence suggests they have settled in North America at least as long as 16,000- 20,000 years ago, perhaps longer.  What is perplexing however, is that there are surviving Sioux traditions of their ancestors battling what can only sound like dinosaurs (again I refer you to the work of Vine Deloria Jr., himself a Sioux, as well as a scholar.)  I have heard other sources (also from the Sioux) talk of "call whistles" that the tribes had developed to drive these great beasts off.  Again, I believe that the timeline concerning dinosaurs and the appearance of man (homo-sapien) may need revising.

* A Celtic presence, from perhaps 3,000 or so years ago to around the 10th Century AD.  I have a strong feeling that these Celts did not live in New England in permanent settlements, but that perhaps the Stone Chambers and monoliths they left behind related to their concept of "The Other World" or the Celtic TirNanOg.  The burials of their kings were probably located at these places (such as Gungywamp- where an urn was found, believed to be Celtic, but once turned into the labs to be analyzed has subsequently disappeared,) and there may have been small groups of resident priests living at these places, but no greater Celtic settlement.  They probably had good relationships with local Native people.  To make sense of this, one should read "The Ruins Of Great Ireland In new England" by William B. Goodwin and "America B.C." by Berry Fell.  Also, as to my Conan references in earlier posts: it is known that King Con and Queen Eda, and their son Prince ConEda were all historical people, even with historic place names (townships in Ireland) named after them.  The Culdee Monks, or Irish priests of the 10th century (attributed by people like Goodwin in his "Ruins of Great Ireland In New England" as building the Stone Chambers) followed St. Columba, who himself was a great grandson of Con-all Gulban (again, the surname Con).  St. Columba is the same priest who fought back the Sea-Serpent at Loch Ness, the earliest historical reference to the Loch Ness monster.  So here we have another reference to Robert E. Howard's Conan, or at least, his real-life lineage the fiction was based off.  In his fiction, Howard has Conan as a "Cimmerion", but when you cut through the fictional jargon, one realizes Conan is a Celt-Iberian, who are also distant Atlantean descendants.  Howard's Conan, then, is like a Celtic caricature of a great Warrior King, like a legendary Gengis Kahn, however being a great king of the Celts.  Howard himself believed he was channeling information which inspired his writing back in the 1920's/30's.   Anyway, I think I have proven my point.

* The Norse did have settlements.  "Vinland" or "Vineland" may be an allusion to the earlier Celtic priesthood clusters of Stone Chambers (see my earlier post concerning "greel", the "holy grail", the "grapevine" and the sacred drink of the Celts.)  We know of Newfoundland, but I am not sure to what other extent there may have been settlements.  I believe the Norse were more Icelandic/ northerly.  They may have been in New England only to chase down the Culdee Monks and perhaps had one failed colony, where Erik the Red built a hall.  However, from Newfoundland, there is evidence such as the Kensington Rune Stone (a popular example) that they pushed down the St. Lawrence River and explored areas as far off as Minnesota and perhaps as far down as Oklahoma.  Given their extensive trading routes in the Old World and hardy character, this is not surprising.

Also note: I stand by my earlier conviction, made through years of research, that the Stone Chamber is a post-Atlantean style of stone architecture (examples are to be found in the Canary Islands, for instance.)  However, given the distinct craftsmanship of many of the New England Stone Chambers (the "beehive" stacking technique of the Upton Stone Chamber for instance), I am going to have to say that William B. Goodwin and his "Ruins of Great Ireland In New England" has hit on something important.  I am going to have to say that here, then, is the TirNanOg of the Celts.  However, this does not necessarily exclude Native American involvement in the building of these Stone Chambers.

What is also equally as impressive as the Stone Chambers are the numerous Earthen and Stone Pyramid Mounds which dot the landscape- which relate strictly to the Atlantean/ post-Atlantean and indigenous Native American cultural complex.  These are sometimes (mostly) confused for natural features in the landscape such as hills, knolls, eskers and drumlins.  Sometimes it is tricky to tell the difference, and most people do not know that these pyramids exist.
So, in short, I submit that all of the above circumstances/factors have contributed to the rock formations and stone structures of ancient antiquity.  There are also follies (not a dirty word)- people who still bare the burden of the ancient tradition of stone stacking- the indigenous method differs from the industrialist method in that it follows the natural contours of the landscape and enhances it- unlike today's engineered industrialist marvels, these indigenous methods do not impose.  Also, in terms of modern structures- given the right integrity of the structure and temperament of the builder(s), a modern structure can be both modern as well as sacred- a modernly built sacred stone structure.  Those certainly exist as well.  ;)

There are also natural phenomenon such as meteorites and such to account for still other phenomenon. 

As James Whittall stated to Philip Imbrogno and Marianne Horrigan, authors of "Celtic Mysteries in New England"  "everybody built these things."  It is also true that certain paranormal phenomenon, such as ghost lights and UFO's have been seen around these sights.  It is true, I am a witness to such phenomenon myself, and I have been my whole life in a way, but I will get more into that at a later post.

One other thing.  Ever since finding the ancient stone shrine in Medway, MA., which is aligned to the sunrise of the winter solstice (see a post about this here- "Medway's Ancient Winter Solstice Shrine" ); I had been wondering that there must have been a sacred object placed inside of the structure.  I was thinking, what was it? Dried husks of corn perhaps?  No.  I believe a sacred crystal was placed inside of the small chamber space.  This structure was probably just one point in a grid of such places.  This crystal probably related to the spiritual technology of the ancients.  The crystal was probably charged with the light of the rising sun to symbolize new life into the world- perhaps the crystal stayed there to charge for some time until the medicine priest took it for use for some reason.  People who have written about Atlantis have asserted the Atlanteans had this kind of crystal technology, which was surely handed down to later people.  One sees evidence of this throughout the whole Atlantic rim, such as crystals being used in the Stone Chambers of Ireland and Wales..  Edgar Cayce, the clairvoyant, stated in one of his psychic readings that there was once a "great Crystal of Atlantis" and that they used crystal technology.  Local archaeologist Curt Hoffman also discovered the ancient use of herkemer diamonds (a type of quartz crystal) in the New England area by Native people.  I would also like to make a correction: the author Graham Hancock, with his new book "America Before" is on top of his game.

This is all I have time for to write now in this post.  Please stay tuned for more. 

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 Charroux'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.