Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Spirit- Of-the-Creator Stone & Stone Shapes

Spirit- Of-the-Creator Stone & Stone Shapes

Up in the Grand View/ Great Rock Place, Magomiskook (a series of hills and high ledges that span miles, in and around modern day Milford MA.) I noticed a large shaped-out stone (one of many), the type of stone that Mavor and Dix featured in their book Manitou on pages 61 and 73, which they described as "Spirit-of-the-Creator stones" and "god stones."  These are shaped out stones of various sizes (small to large) that are basically in the shape of a "bottle neck".  There are many thousands of these stones, if not millions through-out the Northeast country and no two are identical but the basic shapes are the same.  This is just one example of a type of a shaped-out stone.  There are many other types of shaped out stones as well, seen in cairns, rock piles, monolithic standing stones, etc. 

Here is one type of Spirit-of-the-Creator Stone that was noticed in the Magomiskwak hills.  Notice how it has been shaped out from stone tools (split from stone anvil or hammer-stone, etc.)  These stones are also known as Algonquian image stones, sort of a head-and-shoulders bottle-neck shape, which was the shape of a very spiritual expression:

Nearby was this second shaped-out rock, larger and more broad, which looked like a collapsed Standing Stone with a nice tip at the top.  As a matter of fact it looks very much like a broader (i.e. wider) version of another standing stone I noticed in this area that was featured a little while ago in a previous post: 

Another thought about stone shapes: there were many, many kinds of stone shapes that were worked-out and used.  It is hard to wrap one's mind around the many millions of shaped-out stones that are found throughout the landscape.  Take just one kind of stone structure for example- cairns, or rock piles.  Every stone in a cairn or stone mound was specially placed there and more likely than not, every stone was either shaped out (split, rounded, etc.) or used because of a natural anomaly associated with the stone- and all of these stone shapes had meanings behind them, even the way they were placed and arranged onto the cairn.  The different shaped stones of a cairn could relate to perceived universal/ localized energies as experienced by the ancestors of native people (a practice which would be associated with "animism").  For instance, when looking at a cairn it is obvious the stones are special, but the "why" of it is sometimes elusive.  For more on this topic you may want to pick up a copy of Vine Deloria Jr.'s book "The World We Used to Live In." 

Stones can tell a story if we learn how to interpret them- a stone cairn in the shape of a turtle could tell us something about the person who created the structure, or it could convey a message about the area, or even a mythology.  A cairn with a fish motif could serve as an offering altar from before or after a fishing excursion, or even just a manifested thought/ action to ensure a good catch by making a fish effigy (this is the same kind of thinking I used when I hiked up Mt. Nobscot the day before I ran the Boston Marathon in 2009, so I could see the Boston Skyline and project myself to the finish line- and the run the next day was a success, I ran all 26.2 miles).  Likewise, a cairn with a head-and torso of a man looking up towards the sky could be a petro-form/stone hieroglyph indicating a good spot for solar observation -  There is a bigger picture at work here, we simply need to tune in with an open heart, and listen. 

Stay tuned for the next post.  We will be looking at an old turtle cairn, which in this case is a petro-form on top of a boulder.  Before this, however, we will hear from an elder.  

Magomskook Bird Stone

Magomskook Bird Stone

A very nice example of a bird stone effigy.  This was found sticking out of the side of a trail.  It was placed on top of a nearby boulder, to insure many things, such as- a hiker's dog would not defecate on it, and that mountain biker's would not pick the rock up off the ground to use it in one of their jumps (people like Joanne Hulbert have told the mountain bike association that uses these trails to not build their jumps with the stones of this area, but some do any-way.)

Overall, this is a nicely shaped bird stone, one of the best bird stones I have come across so far actually.  The shape is still of an abstract nature but very well defined.  I am still wrapping my head around some questions- such as- they WERE capable of making much more detailed effigys/ fetishes- just take a look at some of the back issues of the Massachusetts Archaeological Society's Bulletin or take a trip to the Robbins Museum in Middleborough to see some examples.  This leads me to conclude that these "specially shaped" abstract looking stones had something to do with observances/ the language of the land and people that modern people do not fully understand (let alone relate to).

Here are the pics of the bird stone:

David Hudson- Rainbow Serpent (Full Album)

David Hudson is an Aboriginal artist.  His album, Rainbow Serpent (important to the dream-time of aboriginal people) is instrumental, featuring his talents on the world's first musical instrument, the didgeridoo, as well as percussion.  The link to listen to the full album is here-

(serpent row & standing stone in background, before being re-erected):

(see previous post):

Energy Surge Around 6 Foot Tall Standing Stone/ Magomiskook Ledge

Energy Surge Around 6 Foot Tall Standing Stone/ Magomiskook Ledge

As is usually the case a surge of energy was perceived at a stone site.  If you follow the blog you will see some other examples of this in various previous posts.

In this case, I was up by the 6 foot tall Standing Stone I had re-erected (in place- which is also a summer sun-set marker) up on Magomisquag ledge.  See previous posts for more on this Standing Stone.  What I saw up on the ledge that day was a rainbow spectrum in the sky.  Sorry, I do not have a picture of that. But, when I took a picture of the Standing Stone, it showed this beam of light (leaning up against the Standing Stone is my walking stick, made from twisted sassafras vine and soaked in linseed oil for a tough finish):

Also at the foot of the Standing Stone is a small boulder rocking stone.

Also, here is a rock cairn inspired from the Hopkinton Beehive near Lake Whitehall.  The original (and the replica of the original) are built up against a boulder.  This one is built on top of a boulder (a stone that had been quarried out when the quarrymen were in this area in the late 19th- mid 20th century).  Again, this whole ledge had been partially quarried, but is in a climatic spot of the area, with original stone-works all around the ledge.  I wasn't the first person back here to re-beautify/ clean up the spot, but I did finish the job and put in a lot of the work.  With that said, the rock cairn:

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Standing Stone W/ Possible Marking

Standing Stone W/ Possible Marking

This Standing Stone was found in Milford, MA. around the Makomisquag Hill area where I have noticed many, many Standing Stones.  Obviously this hill was a Sacred NDN Hill, and I do believe there was a grid of Standing Stones (observation posts for viewing the sky/ country) all up and around these hills and ledges in Milford, MA.  Let's look at the pictures of this Standing Stone:

Notice the line marking near the center right of the stone.  Not the highest quality pic I realize but I do what I can.  It looks like the wingspan of a bird, with the birds' beak protruding in the center, with the wingspan dropping below the beak and also above it:

A table dolmen at the foot of the stone:

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Turtle Cairn.... Rock On

Turtle Cairn.... Rock On
 the Turtle Cairn (bottom right stone is Turtle's head):

How many rocks are carried on Turtle's back:

Topped with a piece of quartz:

Turtle is carrying smaller turtle's on it's back:

Swimming through the air:

Monday, December 21, 2015

Video- Santos Bonacci- Physics & the Myths; Life & the Bible

Video- Santos Bonacci- Physics & the Myths; Life & the Bible

Although this video isn't directly about rock piles or stone-works, let alone in the American Northeast, it is about the science/ art of astrology and astronomy.  And to para-phrase Graham Hancock from last posts' video, when you have structures built that are aligned to certain points, than you know an astronomer was involved (such as the Upton Chamber aligning to the summer solstice, standing stones with alignments, etc. etc.)

Santos Bonacci is an Australian based researcher/ activist/ lecturer/ musician and is basically a modern-day renaissance man.  He recently served a 65 day prison sentence for refusing to pay road tolls. (for the same reasons I refuse to drive on the MassPike in this part of the world- built with taxpayer money and than they still toll you to travel on it.  In Santo's case he drove on such roads without paying the tolls until much interest was compounded against his "debt."  I just avoid such roads.  But good for him for protesting it and making it a public issue where he lives.)

Back to the subject at hand: astronomy and astrology are universal languages.  The science can be applied across the board, and it is obvious that people from their respective cultures understood these arts in their own way throughout the ages.  Listening to the lecture presentation, "Physics & Myths; Life & the Bible" will only strengthen one's understanding of these arts.  There is also a lot of applied symbolism and cosmology that can be gleaned from these arts- for instance, concerning StoneWorks of the Northeast, researchers Mary and James Gage go into the topic of symbolism on their website.  For instance, according to their research a triangular shaped stone found at a site may represent a certain protective symbolism.  But they never explain why.  Without ever getting into stoneworks, Santos Bonacci explains why in this lecture as he talks about astronomy, the "science" that was practiced by the ancients.  This is possible to understand. 

Link to part 1 (2 hours):

Part 2 ( 1 hr.):


Friday, December 18, 2015

Graham Hancock & Randall Carlson On The Joe Rogen Experience

Graham Hancock & Randall Carlson On The Joe Rogen Experience

This radio interview is "thinking big."  Last post I showed the abundance and rich heritage of indigenous stoneworks in the New England area, thanks to researcher Larry Harrop's YouTube Channel.  For this post, with the link to this radio interview, we will be looking at a broader picture and fields of new data and research concerning the early origins of man (pre ice age and post ice age), breaking-new insights into the Ice Age cataclysms and how that sent humanity's progress back.

 The fact is, that academics do not have a complete picture of mankind's past.  For instance they are wrong about the first use of agriculture, and the time frame for this (only going back several thousands of years according to them).  Although not talked about in the interview I'll give an example: the Banaue Rice Terraces in the Phillipines is much older than 2,000 years old, the dates given by academics.  It is more likely this rice field actually supplied a food staple to many kingdoms through-out south-east Asia and Polynesia (Oceania) in a very remote past- these are the accomplishments of a "lost" civilization that some people might call "Mu" or "Lemuria".  The Banaue Rice Terraces would cover more than half the globe, if straightened out.  This engineering feat obviously provided a food staple that reached far beyond the areas' local indigenous population.  Obviously the Rice Terraces were used by later people, such as 2,000 years ago, but the origin of the rice fields probably reach much farther back into antiquity than they are credited for (from which the later people are descended).
In the Pacific Ocean, lies an island named Nan Madol, covered with, and built from (the islands are man-made constructs) megalithic stone blocks of basalt.  These are the ruins of large structures- but this island has a purpose.  There is a strange phenomenon on Nan Madol- people report seeing strange lights, especially at night, and there are electro-magnetic disturbances off the charts.  There is a lot of superstition about this on the island, and people who sleep near the biggest ruins are said to not survive the night, with some recorded instances of this.  The strange phenomenon on the island of Nan Madol is due to the fact that the basalt structures are, most probably, actually ancient power generators (think 'green' technology to a level we don't have in our modern times), no longer in use, responsible for calming down tsunamis (weather control) that would threaten/devastate the distant Banaue Rice Fields.  And these are the remains of a series of united Kingdom States that flourished 40,000 + years ago, as impressive, if not more so, than any modern human civilization.

Now let's get back to Graham Hancock and Randall Carlson.  Mr. Hancock will be talking about Gunang Padong, which are megalithic ruins, in fact remains of a large pyramid/ temple in Indonesia that date back, according to Indonesian archaeologists and the hard data and research, to a time of 22,000- 30,000 years ago.  Gobekli Tepe will also be discussed, which are impressive megalithic ruins found in Turkey that were deliberately buried some 12,000- 13,000 years ago, a fact that mainstream academics will soon have to face.  This complex was probably an astronomical observatory, and since new evidence of an asteroid is involved in the Ice Age cataclysm that took place, the astronomers of Gobekli Tepe probably knew what was coming, so they intentionally buried their great structures of learning- this site is like a time capsule with many secrets waiting to be understood.  It is sites like the two just mentioned that show that humankind had achieved high levels of greatness and civilization in the past, and weren't just hunter/ gatherers at this stage, as academics believe.  There are other examples of great research, such as the work of John Anthony West (researcher) and Robert Schoch (geologist) in Egypt, which I have covered "In The News" so to speak, in this blog before.  

However, due to the Ice Age cataclysm of 12,000 years ago the survivors of the human race were plunged into a 'dark age'.  The research and data of Randall Carlson shows that ground zero for the Ice Age cataclysm, which we now know involved an asteroid, was right in North America.  He has looked at the geological evidence for the cataclysmic event, as well as the later flooding of the ice sheets, which he will be sharing in this interview.

Some further thoughts- just because academics found a date for a use of agriculture some several thousand or so years ago around the fertile crescent, does not mean that this must be the first use of agriculture employed by people, which is what we are told to believe- and this to me is the perfect example of the fault of science and the academic communities- they will find something, and come up with a theory that is either accepted or refuted according to whether it fits with their imperical data and history of the past- what cannot be explained, as well as new evidence that will shape a different view of our past often goes ignored or unaccepted.  When the evidence and data is too large and great, they will most likely try to ignore it- and this is what we see with sites like Gunang Padong and Gobekli Tepe- when is the last time the average person has heard of these sites?  Never, really, because they don't want to publish the results of these findings in their National Geographic magazines and the like.  By and large, they have done the same thing with the stone structures of the American Northeast- they have gone ignored by academics (although not all), because they don't want to re-open their books on the culture of the Native American. 

So here we go.  We're bringing it from New England to the World in this post.  here is the link to the Joe Rogen Experience radio show featuring Randall Carlson and Graham Hancock on YouTube (3 hours long)-


Above is a megalithic structure, made from basalt blocks, on the island of Nan Madol.  According to researchers the islands themselves were made from the artificial construction of the basalt blocks, many weighing dozens of tons.  So here we have man-made islands of built-up basalt blocks floating in place in the Pacific.  This, as well as the fact of strange electro-magnetic phenomenon/ currents, lend credence to the theory that these are the ruins of power-generators, to calm down the devastating effects that tsunamis would have on nearby and distant islands/ lands, to protect the people/ resources such as the Banaue Rice Terraces in the modern-day Phillipines.     

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Youtube Videos- Larry Harrop's Ceremonial Landscapes Channel

Youtube Videos- Larry Harrop's Ceremonial Landscapes Channel

Below are links to researcher Larry Harrop's YouTube Channel (I have never met or contacted this person but he has amazing work).  Stunning visuals and scenery of the Northeast Ceremonial Stone Landscape.  If I'm not mistaken most of the pics are from MA., CT. & RI.  Larry Harrop definitely has some great material.  Check out his work:

1) " Larry Harrop's Slide Show" (about 22 mins) - https://youtu.be/XsYGu0dcaSE

2) "Ceremonial Stones 2" (about 16 mins.  Some of the slides and pics are the same, and some are very different. all worth watching.) https://youtu.be/0DvM0J9aZow

3) "Hilltop Cairns" (about 4 mins) - https://youtu.be/Drh5G5xQzh4

Thank you to this researcher, Larry Harrop, for sharing his work.

Stay tuned for some more YouTube videos in the next few days- I will be sharing the important research of Graham Hancock and Randall Carlson, concerning our ancient past, interviewed by Joe Rogen, followed by a great presentation by Santos Bonacci as we head towards the Winter Solstice.  In my opinion the knowledge these researchers share transcends cultures, communities, space and time.   

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Holliston, MA. Site Pt 3 (Final)- Quarry Boulder & Bird Effigy

Holliston, MA. Site Pt 3 (Final)- Quarry Boulder & Bird Effigy

Last post about the current Holliston site.  Crossing the brook I came across an interesting looking boulder.  I recognized the boulder as a type of rock people would have used as a resource, and from what I could tell, in my opinion the boulder showed signs of being used for exactly those purposes (obvious chunks appeared to be missing/ chinked out from the surface, etc.)  This is the kind of rock an archaeologist would call a "Quarry Boulder" meaning it was used for resource.  The word "quarry" for me usually invokes more modern, industrialized practices such as splitting rocks with machines and blowing things up, but in this context, "Quarry Boulder" means a rock used for resource by indigenous people, no doubt used for countless generations a little bit at a time, as needed.  This makes me think if there was a certain way that the boulder must have been approached to be used, which could possibly be a subject of a future post.

Not only was this an awesome "Quarry Boulder" but I noticed a shaped stone bird effigy that was worked out from a piece of the rock.

The boulder (perched on top is the bird effigy. I felt a loose stone under the tree root growing on the side of the boulder, picked it up and realized what it was. I put it back after looking at it):

Close-ups of the bird effigy.  The bird has her wings outstretched over her head, as if soaring through the sky.  The profile of the head of the bird is above the base of the stone.  Also, the base of the stone is definitely meant to stand the bird in this soaring position.):

This kind of a stone effigy reminds me of wood carvings, which is a Native Art.  For instance the art of wood carving is alive and well among many Penobscot and Iroquois artisans.  Obviously in the past artisans made stone art similar to the wood art still seen today (in this sort of a style.)  Also I have seen this style of rock effigies before, usually bird stones in this area.  Not far away is a hillside covered with quartz, obviously an ancient "Quartz Quarry" where I noticed a bird stone similar to this one made from quartz.

That wraps up this post. 

Friday, December 11, 2015

Split Boulder W/ Wedge, Cairns, & A Possible Native Well- Holliston Site Pt. 2

Split Boulder W/ Wedge, Cairns, & A Possible Native Well- Holliston Site Pt. 2

I tried to balance showing off the bigger features and the smaller features of this site between the first part of the post and this one, although the Dolmen structure may be the most stunning feature of the site- but to put this site in more context the other stone features should be looked at as well.  This whole site is very well obscured by new growth pine trees and brush growing up.  This site is about half-way between the Miller Hill Site in Holliston and the North Mill St. site in Hopkinton, MA.

First is a larger feature, a Split Boulder with a Wedge Insert:

Nearby, a smaller split boulder w/ wedge insert:

Smaller rock at the foot of larger, cone-shaped rock:

Rock on the left, rock on the right:

Below is View A of the Well.  This is my first time coming across what is probably a Native Well.  I have seen wells in the woods before but they were always of colonial or later origin.  Below, I will copy and paste a description of the stone feature of Native Wells that can be found in the Northeast from the website NativeStones.com . The description is as follows;

"Native wells serve as entrances into Mother Earth.  Found frequently in southern New England, they are closely related to the sipapus associated with Anasazi and Puebloan kivas.  While the sipapus of the Southwest are built into the floor of the kivas (which are analogous to the chambers and foundations of the Northeast), the Northeastern wells almost always are located external to the chamber or foundation.  Normally within 100 feet of the chamber/foundation, the well is generally on either a cardinal or solstice alignment from the chamber entrance or the nearest corner of the foundation.  Sometimes multiple wells are found, generally two. Mystery Hill in New Hampshire, for example, possess two wells in the southern part of the complex. Horizontal shafts have been noted which begin around 10 feet below the surface.  Northeastern wells can be 25 or more feet deep, and are almost always circular, around 2.5 feet in diameter." (source, NativeStones.com)

Also from NativeStones.com are some accounts of Native Wells from Connecticut:

John W. Barber, Connecticut Historical Collections 1838 (p.78):
"At Bissell's ferry [in East Windsor], near the mouth of the Scantic river, is a well which is supposed to have been made before any English settlements were attempted in Connecticut. The lower part of the well is walled by stones hewn in a circular manner, and the manner in which they are laid together is believed to be entirely different from that in which any Englishman would lay them - there remains no traditions respecting the time, or the persons by whom this well was constructed."
F. M. Caulkins, History of New London, 1860; p. 69n:
"If conjecture be allowed, we should fix the site [of Rev. Blinman's house on Meeting House Hill on the north side of Granite St.] on the slope of the hill upon the northwest side, nearly opposite Richard Post's lot, where is yet remaining an ancient well on the street side." (source, NativeStones.com)

As we can see this Well from the Holliston site fits the description of a Native Well in being about 2.5 ft in diameter, and is within a site that is clearly associated with other StoneWorks of Native origin.  It doesn't quite look like a watering hole that a later farmer would have made for his animals, nor is this site a good location for grazing livestock, it is too much partially wetland.  In staying true to the description, it is located outside of that Dolmen Structure from last post, (pt 1) and some of the nearby rocks on the ground are in fact probably the remains of foundation stones of structures.

View A of the Well: 

View B of the Well:

Some more cairns nearby, obscured by pine brush:

Another feeling of an enclosure around this boulder:

More Cairns:

The nearby brook:

Stay tuned for Part 3 of this site, which is a Quarry Boulder and a wonderfully worked out bird stone idol made from the same material as the Quarry Boulder (a rock used for resource, showing signs of being used/chinked out chunks.) 

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Stacked Boulder/Dolmen Cave Complex, 'Serpent' Effigy, Cairns, Prayer Seat, Stone Face & More- Fertility Site, Holliston MA. Pt. 1

Stacked Boulder/Dolmen Cave Complex, 'Serpent' Effigy, Cairns, Prayer Seat & More- Fertility Site, Holliston MA. Pt. 1

I came across a site of what I can only describe as a place of strong spiritual energy in the woods of Holliston, MA.  The largest feature of this site is a Dolmen/ Stacked Boulder with an overhang, with space to go under the structure.  The dolmen itself almost appears to look like a small stone chamber structure.  As we will see, I got the impression that this whole area around the site has to do with fertility rites. 

The Dolmen Structure:

A shelf-space inside the structure:

The end of the structure, from the back side.  Under the over-hang are three stones.  These are "Magic Stones", as researchers call them, so it is the term I will use.  In the book Manitou- The Sacred Landscape of New England's Native Civilization, authors Mavor and Dix, on page 21, report finding what they believed were Native Magic Stones in their excavations of the Stone Chamber at the Calendar Bowl 1 site.  Through-out the First Nations these stones have associated with them, having been in use for women's fertility rites, and probably broader fertility rites in general:

Outside the Dolmen Structure is this split and worked-out rock, in the shape of an animal effigy, what looked to me as a serpent effigy.  The mouth slit is the prominent split feature, but also notice how the rock was worked out where the eye would be.  In the same town, I have seen this exact same workmanship before here- http://nativenewenglandstones.blogspot.com/2014/12/more-stoneworks-holliston-ma-pt-7.html .  Note the striking similarity in style & workmanship which could not be coincidence, although here, the feature is a smaller scale-size.  In back of this rock feature are the remains of a cairn structure- this is right outside the Dolmen Structure, giving the whole site the feeling of a Complex (which is obviously what this site used to be.):

A couple more of the surrounding cairns (more cairns will be shown in Pt 2 of this site):

This stone structure had the look of a small U-shaped enclosure/ Prayer Seat:

An interesting rock placed in the stone wall with obvious shaped-out features:

A rock stack placed in the wall by somebody, at some point in time, looking like a mini replica of the dolmen:

The Smiling Stone Face Spirit (the rock in the middle):

Close-up of the Smiling Stone Face:

Part 2 will include a large split boulder with inserted wedge, more cairns and boulders, and even possibly a Native Well found in the Stone Wall (a stronger indication of fertility), showing off more features relating to this Complex.  Part 3 will show what archaeologists call a "Quarry Boulder" meaning a large rock that has been picked/ worked out and used for resource, as well as a nicely made bird effigy made from the material of the Quarry Boulder.