Thursday, February 18, 2021

Medusa, Atlantis, Lilith, New England & Totem Spirits

                               Medusa, Atlantis, Lilith, New England & Totem Spirits


I saw an interesting episode of the History Channel's "Forged In Fire" last night.  It was a re-run of Season 7, Episode 1's "The Sword of Perseus."  The blacksmiths had to re-create the sword of Perseus, who was a Titan, one of the sons of Zeus.  It is a leaf-shaped sword, the famous sword which decapitated the snake-witch gorgon Medusa.  I realized I had seen this very same sword many times before.  Ignatious Donnelly, who wrote 'Atlantis: the Antediluvian World" features variations of this sword in his classic book.  There are two versions of this book, and I have copies of both versions.  There is the modern revised (abridged) version which features additional commentary by Atlantis scholar Egerton Sykes.  The version I am referring to is Donnelly's Classic Illustrated Edition of 1882, page 250, about the Bronze Age.  There is an illustration showing variations of this bronze-age sword from Ireland, Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark, as well as a variation found in a mound in Tennessee, North America.  This attests to widespread distribution of this sword in the ancient past as well as to trans-atlantic oceanic voyages.

Let us see what Steven Sora has to say about Medusa in his book "The Triumph of the Sea Gods, The War Against the Goddess Hidden in Homer's Tales."  Pages 93-94 say; "The Land of Medusa:  Homer's story was told as the religions of the world's cultures were changing from matriarchal to patriarchal.  Although the story is told in myth, the myth is grounded in history.... the powerful serpent goddess gave way to Medusa, a demoness with serpents in her hair.  medusa, born on an island in the Atlantic, was one of the Gorgons.  The gorgons were children of Phorcys (the Old Man of the Sea) and the Nereid Ceto.... The story of Hercules and another tale of Perseus sent to kill Medusa both likely recall an ancient rivalry.  Because of the strategic location, the rivalry may have been over trade, or... of patriarchal culture rebelling and challenging and older matriarchal culture..."

Note: It is my contention that vestiges of this older matriarchal culture was to be found in various Native societies of the New World.  This should be obvious to anyone who knows anything about the matriarchal emphasis of many North American Indian groups.

Next, let us see what Robert Charroux has to say about Lilith in his book, "The Mysterious Past": "There are certain traditions, admittedly no more consistent than the Bible story, which claim that Eve was not the first woman to be created... the Serpent was in fact the Devil who brought knowledge to mankind.... according to the Talmud the principle female demon was Lilith, who was depicted with a mass of long hair.... whatever the case, according to the commentators, at the root of our genealogical tree we seem to have had an ancestor... who was a demon."  Robert Charroux also emphasizes that both Adam and Lilith were made from the red clay of the Earth.  It is important to note that red clay is equated with the first race of modern homo sapien sapiens, aka Atlanteans, or "the Red Atlanteans" as they have been referred to since antiquity.  Eve came later, from Adam's rib.  Ignatious Donnelly also points out in "Atlantis: The Antediluvian World" that "Among the Arabians the first inhabitants of that country are known as the Adites, from their progenitor, who is called Ad...  these Adites were probably the people of Atlantis or Ad-lantis... the Adites are remembered by the Arabians as...men of gigantic stature...and they easily moved enormous blocks of stone.  To this day the Arabs say 'as old as Ad.'"

To further emphasize this point, I refer to Nick Redfern's book "Nessie: Exploring the Supernatural Origins of the Loch Ness Monster."  In the chapter "serpent cults, scorpion men & dr. dee", Redfern says of the sea-serpent of loch Morag: "The fact that Carmichael termed the Morag 'half human and half fish' while others have described it as definitly serpentine, is a good indicator that, like the kelpies of loch Ness, the Morags were shapeshifters."

I have cited known evidence for a serpent cult in the New England region in the deepest of antiquity in other posts of this blog.  Of stone serpent artifacts there are two types: the regular snake, which was practical, used in the rights of the diseased (the snake hibernates, like the diseased, and sheds its skin, aka entrance into the other world of the after-life.)  There is nothing wrong with this symbolism.  It is the next category which concerns me: the supernatural "great horned serpent."  As a nature element, it is neutral, for we need the active weather patterns and the cycles of nature to sustain us.  However, it is the shapeshifting trickster element of the great horned serpent, found in Iroquois legend for instance, which is concerning.  There are many parallels to these traditions and ancient Celtic traditions, but that is neither here nor there for the purposes of this essay.  There may be shapeshifters (skinwalkers?) among us.  They may be related to the Fallen Angels of Biblical lore.  In the ancient North American Indian tradition (such as the Iroquoian legends I remember learning about when I was growing up), the great horned-serpents were shapeshifters and evil tricksters- they would show up as beautiful maidens, for instance, only to "steal" people and bring them into the realm of the "other world."  This is the same supernatural powers that the sea serpents of the Celtic lands, such as the water kelpies of Loch Ness, are said to have.  In the ancient North American tradition, such beasts or tricksters could only be defeated by a hero who obtained some special power, such as from a gemstone or crystal.  In the Celtic lands, it was the early Christian church fathers such as St. Columba, abbot of Iona in the 6th century AD, and great grandson of the Celtic "Kahn" or "-Conn" (-Con being the proper Celtic title or surname for the succession of high kings- the ancient Celts travelled all over the world, the great Asiatic Genghis Kahn probably had a remote Celtic ancestor) known as Con-all Gulban who had the power to ward off the great sea serpent, such as the one inhabiting loch Ness.  The first written record we have of the Loch Ness monster comes from St. Columba's banishing of the beast in the sixth century AD.  Before the Christian era, what means did the ancient Celts employ to ward off such mystical serpents?  The parallels between the ancient Celtic traditions and the North American counterpart would probably be striking.

And as we know, the East Coast of the North American seaboard, very much including the New England region, is full of sea-serpent lore- the Gloucester Sea-serpent, the Mann Hill beach serpent, Champie of Lake Champlain, as well as reports from lakes in New Hampshire, etc. are all full of such lore.  I heard once from an older Milford man that the lake in Sutton, MA., is also reported to have a sea serpent (I intend on following up on this lead- however it is on the backburner.)  

We are dealing here with the realm of the supernatural.  Taking a cue from the book "Passport To Magonia: from Folklore to Flying Saucers" by renowned ufologist Dr. Jacques Vallee, "the behavior of nonhuman visitors to our planet, or the behavior of a superior race co-exisiting with us on this planet, would not necessarily appear purposeful to a human observer."  He also stated: "Observation and deduction agree, in fact, that the organized action of a superior race must appear absurd to the inferior one.  That this does not preclude contact and even cohabitation is an obvious fact of daily life on our planet, where humans, animals, and insects have interwoven activities in spite of their different levels of nervous system organization."  Dr. Vallee also says, "When the underlying archetypes are extracted...the [saucer]* myth is seen to coincide to a remarkable degree with the fairy-faith of Celtic countries, the observations of the scholars of past ages," and that, "the entities human witnesses report to have seen, heard, and touched fall into various biological types.  Among them are beings of giant stature, men indistinguishable from us, winged creatures, and various types of monsters...."

As author Nick Redfern points out in his book "Nessie- Exploring the Supernatural Origins of the Loch Ness Monster", one of the marks that distinguishes the water kelpie, or sea serpent, from a normal snake or beast, is the distinguishable humps of this supernatural serpent on the back of the neck.  Regular serpents do not have these humps.  Disturbingly, I have come across a stone idol bust of a snake with protruding humps on the back of the neck- a sign of it's supernatural or paranormal origin.  Again, this idol should be distinguished from a regular snake idol, as I tried to cogently outline in one of the above paragraphs.  I would not classify this artifact as belonging to any regularly known group of ancient people.  Perhaps there have always been certain bloodlines of "snake-people" (think Thulsa Doom of Conan the Barbarian/ Kull the Conqueror fable) that have intermingled with ordinary bloodlines of people, this being a world-wide phenomenon.  And it may not be relegated to the ancient past alone- maybe it is still going on, now, albeit more pacified/ subtle.  This brings to mind St. Patrick driving all the serpents out of Ireland.  My recommendation is, if you come across such a relic, I do not advocate destroying it, as that may be illegal.  However, you should cover it over with something and place a cross in the area, one can do this even with sticks.  And make sure to invoke the name of our Lord Jesus Christ for protection/ help. (Yes... Robert E. Howard, creator of Conan/ Kull, also had another character Solomon Kane, a puritan demon-slayer/ witch hunter.)

Did an ancient band of warriors make it their mission to hunt down and eradicate these snake-people?  The distribution of bronze-age swords, the leaf-shaped sword of Perseus mentioned at the beginning of this article, which was said to have been used to slay the Medusa may attest to this.  These swords have been found in such far away places as Switzerland and North America.  If this was the case, and perhaps the progenitor of their race was Lilith, my guess would be that these "snake-people" were never fully eradicated- they have probably interbred with us, modern homo sapien sapiens, to some degree.

I also wanted to say a word about spirit totems.  There can be many good spirit totems, but bad ones exist as well.  Remember, it is important to keep your house/ property/ surroundings clean and free of clutter.  A malevolent spirit totem could reside in a dead tree, for instance.  In the early 2000's in the state of Arkansas or Georgia (or thereabouts) the mummified remains of a dog was found in a tree stump by loggers.  To this day the tree stump and the mummified dog are displayed in a museum (I want to say this is Georgia but I am not 100% certain.)  Now, the spirit world exists.  Don't believe me?  I recommend reading a copy of "The Phantom World" by Augustin Calmet, first published in 1746.  My point is this- if the "spirit" of a dead dog can inhabit a dead tree, what else can inhabit a dead tree?  I would guess all kinds of things- dead giants, ancient sorcerers, nature elementals, etc.  So watch out!  The thing about lingering spirits is, you do not want them to haunt an area.  We, the flesh and blood people who rightfully live in this realm of existence, should not have to put up with lingering spirits.  They need to move on.  If they are stuck here, good or bad, then they are probably stuck here for all the wrong reasons.  Again, my tip for this is to make sure your surroundings are clean, free of clutter, and that the energy is good.  My view is, certain poles/dead trees are conduits for certain energies, energies being spirits in this case.  For example, if I look out my back woods and think I see someone standing there staring at me, and then I realize its just a "trick of the eye", an upright log/dead tree pole, I am TOTALLY walking out into the backwoods and cutting/knocking the dead tree down and dismantling it into small pieces to be hauled off to the town dump.  If there is a spirit at all, and it is lingering around, even if it is a gentle spirit, it needs to MOVE ON.  I would encourage anybody reading this to think the same way.  The problem is, the local town forests are full of such things, because unless if its on a trail, nobody bothers to clean it up and the mess just stays there, which is a conduit for attracting these energies.  So, just a little disclaimer and some food for thought.  Also, if you (the reader) think there are lingering energies/ spirits around your place, but are not sure, I recommend getting in touch with a psychic medium who would be sensitive to such things.  The gist of it is, make sure you keep a clean house.

Now, not all totems are bad.  But usually, the expression of a GOOD totem is expressed in a totem pole or wood carving/ statue, made by a living, creative artist who does such a thing for the benefit of the community, or respectfully maintained by the living descendants of such artist(s).  The totems I described in the above paragraph bear an earie resemblance to certain supernatural intelligences some people have reported contacting during say, an Ayahuasca trip (of which I have no first hand experience, but reading such accounts is a fascinating psychological study in and of itself.)  Again, this opens up many new lines of inquiry such as metaphysics, the space/time continuum, quantum mechanics, etc.  How much do we not know?  And should we?    

These are just some observations, make of it what you will.  But it needs to be said.

Stay tuned for upcoming posts.  I will set out to definitively prove that the stone pile on the Holliston golf course is not an early 20th century folly, but is in fact, as well as other mounds like it (such as in Boxborough, MA., & East Thompson CT., etc.) an ancient Celtic burial (hint: the stone wall surrounding the field was built in the early 20th century; like a game of telephone, people have mistakenly thought this great endevor was related to the stone mound).  I will also get into the etymology of some of the local ancient place names in my local area, showing the Celtic root of the "Indian" names. 

*Note: Although Dr. Jacques Vallee was/is a prominent UFO researcher, a lot of what he says, especially when comparing UFO occupant encounters to the "fairy faith" tradition of the ancient Celts, is relevant to the wider complex of paranormal phenomenon in general.

**Also note: I just saw the newer version of the movie "Clash of the Titans" earlier today (2/19/21)- Perseus being the main hero.  Some additional points to quickly address: Although the stories setting, for the Hollywood movie, and in the minds of many of the viewers, is simply Greece and the surrounding environs, this is traditionally not true- the hero's journey is always an epic odyssey.  I already quoted above from Steven Sora's "Triumph of the Sea Gods" where he reveals that the island of the Medusa was out in the mid-Atlantic ocean-- very far away from Greece and it's environs.  Unfortunetly this is not portrayed in the movie and even in some of the printed mythology itself.  It may very well be that the Celtic concept of Tir Nan Og, the land of the "other world" beyond the ocean waters (North America, as the stone chambers and monuments attest) is related to the "other world" of the hero's journey in classical Greek myth.  I think some of the old-time anthropologists who are no longer with us, like the T.C. Lethbridge types, would agree.  Also concerning the Medusa: she was but one of many gorgons, not THE gorgon.  According to Algonquian legend, in ancient times, there were powerful "witches" or medicine people, in this case referred to as the "bad people" (black magicians, in other words) who had the power to turn people, animals, and objects into stone.  I do believe that there is a common thread here, between traditions of the Medusa, or the gorgons (who were widely distributed throughout the ancient world), the tradition of Lilith, the supernatural elements and shape-shifting related to lake monsters and water kelpies such as Loch Ness and Lake Champlain, and black magic.  Come to think of it, the stone head I blogged about some posts back I had previously categorized as the Mud Fossil of a living giant (living organism inundated in a flood, crystalizing into stone, which is a true phenomenon.)  This could still be the case.  However, the stone idol of the snake with the humps on the back of the neck (normal snakes do not have these humps- these humps are only associated with the supernatural sea serpents, etc.), was in fact found in relative proximity to where the stone head is to be found (they are still there in place, I am certainly not taking such objects home with me, nor am I spilling the beans of their location on a public format).  It is possible that the stone head could be the petrified head of a Native or Celtic warrior, victim to the Medusa (or gorgon, or black magician if you will).  And the stone serpent idol could have been an idol belonging to the demoness herself.  See my previous posts for more detail on the stone head.  

Again, stay tuned for the next post.  The theme will be a happier one.  Hopefully there are no more Medusa's walking in our midst.  Next post I will examine a specific type of stone mound found in the local area, and I will show how these are not stand-alone monuments, there are other stone relics associated with them (such as Celtic stone thrones, etc.)  Stay tuned!                             

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Changed the Name of the Blog... Again

Changed the Name of the Blog... Again

I felt that the title of this blog should be all-inclusive given the scope and nature of my research.  For instance, the history of Vinland is but one chapter in the ancient history of New England.  Native American land use and ceremonial stone constructions is another chapter(s).
I have also come to the conclusion that in pre-deluvian times, meaning, before the last global flood as well as other significant Earth changes, there is an entirely lost pre-history/ era on Earth that we moderns barely know about.... anything having to do with "the Land of the Gods" is known about in only a very fragmented sense.  For instance, before the current 23 degree tilt in the Earth's axis, the North Pole region was further south from where it is now, including in the Quebec and northern New England region.  I believe this is significant.

Therefore, the new name of this blog will be "Vinland, Great Ireland, Native StoneWorks, Mud Fossils, Giants & Atlantis In New England."   As I said, this new title is a bit more all-inclusive given the scope and focus of my research.

To stress the point, here is a partial list of stone constructions and the era of our Earth's history they pertain to:

Pyramid Hills such as in Milford, MA., Blue Hills MA., Monument Mountain, MA., etc.= pre-deluvian ("Atlantean.").  The works of the "gods" or "giants."

Stone Chambers= Celtic, Native American /Celtic hybrid.

Stone Cairns/ Stone Mounds= Native American, sometimes Celtic, sometimes Viking, depending (the Viking ones are "oval" or boat shaped.)

Stone Walls= pre-deluvian remnants, also Celtic, Native American (stone rows), and colonial

Etc.

I hope you see my point.  I also hope the reader has enjoyed my last several posts and I look forward to many more! 

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Remembering Vinland

Remembering Vinland

Through diligent research, integrity, and intellectual honesty, I have decided to once again re-name my blog- it will now be known as 'Remembering Vinland'.

Several things have occurred to me- first of all, as seen in my last post, scholarly research into Atlantis and other "Lost Civilizations" is a serious, tangible inquiry that has yielded quite a few results in favor of the former existence of such places- Atlantis having been an island continent in the Northern Atlantic Ocean.  The ancient Celts in particular had a strong cultural rememberence of this, which gave rise to the notion of TirNanOg, Avalon, Atlantis, The Land of the Hills (most likely New England, referring to the morning fogs, mounds and Stone Chambers), etc.  The problem is, the pre-Christian Celtic world, even the names of the ancient great monarchs, are mostly lost and/or obscured from history.

TirNanOg for instance was "the land of the Other World beyond the Western Ocean."  As author Robert Charroux had explained in one of his books, this was true in both a literal sense as well as a magical sense.  My interpretation of the New England/ upstate New York Stone Chambers has come to be thus- they were the Sun temples of the Celtic Sun God Bel (aka Baal), but probably also the final resting places of some of the ancient Celtic monarchs- for instance, the twin chambers at Gungywamp (which is an ancient Celtic word, and not a Native Algonquian term), in Groton CT., may have been the resting place of a male and female monarch, possibly somebody with the prefix -Con as a title to their name, ancestors of St. Colomba, abbot of Iona circa 565 A.D.- these were sea-faring people.  For instance, the King may have been buried in the Sun Chamber, the Queen in the "Mother Earth" Chamber.
And, in fact, a Celtic urn (possibly a burial urn with former cremated remains) was indeed found in one of the Stone Chambers by two amateur enthusiasts at Gungywamp many decades ago- the sample, when handed over to professional archaeologists for further analysis simply disappered and was never heard from again.

We do know that the Norsemen's Vinland, circa 1000 A.D. which was the New England region, was a reference meaning "VineLand" (an abundance of wild grapes), which in turn referred to an earlier Celtic settlement of New England by sea-faring Celts- references of encounters with these people, who spoke an Irish language are referrenced in some of the Sagas of the Icelanders such as the account of Thorfin Karlesefni- in one excursion in New England, aka Vinland, circa 1001 A.D., two Irish-speaking boys were captured (two of the ancient New England Celts), and they gave the names of their parents and two Irish Kings their people paid tribute to who lived across "the great water" of the Atlantic Ocean- one of their names (off the top of my head- I have no notes for this post, but will for my next post- this post is really just an "announcement" post)- was King Avalldamon.  These two Celtic boys also told the Norsemen that their people built crude stone fortifications and "dens" which sound very much like Stone Chambers to me.  This is documented evidence from the Icelandic Sagas circa 1000 A.D. that Celtic people were already in the New England region and preceded Viking exploration of the area.  And what is more, we have a reference to this Celtic people building in stone- the New England Stone Chambers are an exact match of their counterparts from the ancient western European seaboard region.  

I do not exclude that there were probably Stone Chambers built which represented a Celtic/ Native American hybrid type of stone construction- in fact, I very much get that sense when looking at some of the Stone Chambers.  But, lets be realistic- we have the above-mentioned account of ancient Celtic people building crude stone forms of architecture in ancient New England.  When one goes to King Philip's rock for instance, which is a Wampanoag sacred place, we  are looking at a fortified natural rock den/cave, which is nothing like a Stone Chamber.  The Stone Chambers are Celtic, not Native American.

William B. Goodwin, who wrote "The Ruins of Great Ireland in New England" in 1946 was at that time, the world's pre-eminent scholar on the Icelandic Sagas.  Yet, in today's environment, his research has been disregarded and trashed by so-called "antiquarians", such as the members of NEARA, some of whom are not really antiquarians at all.  In other words, people like William B. Goodwin and Berry Fell should be respected, but instead their findings have become belittled and trashed because it does not fit certain accepted narratives and notions of ancient history, even when the evidence is already "in."  (Some of this evidence that becomes "in" apparently disappears.)  

Vinland went by the names Great Ireland and Albania, among other names.  Today there is still an Albany, upstate New York, the only other region besides New England where the Stone Chambers are present.  One has to wonder why certain groups of colonists named Albany as such in the first place.  Grapes were sacred to Celtic people, as it was the main ingredient in their initiatic drink greal, which later merged with the concept of "the grail" in later Christian times (read "The Wine That Causes Insanity" from the book "Masters of the World" by Robert Charroux.)  SouthEastern New England, the home of the most Stone Chambers, is Vinland, the land of the grapes.  Many native muscat grapes and others grow wild in my area.  The Concord grape was perfected in Concord, MA. in the late nineteenth century.  I enjoy plucking and eating wild grapes off the vine this time of year in Holliston, Milford, etc.  In fact, the Celtic folklore states that the Tuatha de Dannon (ancient cultural initiators of the Celts) brought the first grapes to the European Celts from TirNanOg, the "land of the other world across the western ocean."  The Tuatha de Dannon were survivors from Atlantis.

Also, concerning Stone Walls.  According to the 1890's survey of New England stone walls, there was more stone walls at that time than could go around the circumference of the Earth more than ten times.  Therefore, it is a statistical impossibility that all New England stone walls were built between 1620 and the 1890's.  This is because many New England stone walls, such as the ones that run up granite ledges and into mega-ton boulders, (thus qualifying as megalithic structures in their own right) were built by the ancient New England Celtic people- it stands to reason then, that some of the stone cairns associated with these walls are also ancient Celtic in origin.  

For some reason. the real ancient history of this land has been forgotten.  There are academics and archaeologists who are currently engaged in trying to erase this very important history.  There are people from NEARA for instance who convinced some of the representatives of the local tribes such as the Narragansett that the Stone Chambers were built by their ancestors.  Peter Waksman was one of these people- he is not really an antiquarian in any true sense, but rather, was thinking in terms of conservationism- which is a good idea.  However, the subject has become more befuddled and confused than ever due to this.  It took a long time for a younger researcher such as myself to ascertain the true nature of the ancient Stone Chambers and other ruins.  Therefore, this blog will be herefore known as "Remembering Vinland."      

     

 

Thursday, September 3, 2020

MUD FOSSILS, GIANTS, AND GEOGRAPHICAL ANOMALIES OF THE NORTH-EASTERN SEABOARD/ ATLANTIC REGION

MUD FOSSILS, GIANTS, AND GEOGRAPHICAL ANOMALIES of the NORTH-EASTERN SEABOARD/ ATLANTIC REGION

Magomisquog is the traditional place name for the hills of Milford, MA. in the Algonquian language.  It means "the great rock affording a grand view."  It's real meaning may be obscured, meaning- "the giant's rock affording a grand view."  Please bear with me.  The "-MA" prefix of Magomisquog means "great."  It also shows up in the word "Massachusetts."  (A "-chusett" is a mountain or hill, as in Wachusett.  The Massachusett people were/are "the great people living by the hill", in this case the Blue Hills outside of Boston.)  However, this tribe is also commonly referred to as the Ponkapoag tribe.  So if the prefix "-MA" means "great", as in giant, are the modern day and historical people really one and the same as the "Massachusett", or, in this name, as we are seeing, were the ancestors of the Ponkapoag paying tribute to the former glory of "the gods"?- in this case, Algonquian cultural initiators such as the giants Glooscap and Moshup, etc.  I have good reasons to suspect that certain hills, such as the Blue hills and the hills of Milford, MA., were the crude pyramid-like hills of these giants- some of these reasons I will get into in this post.

  • As I noted in a previous article, the place name Magomisquog seems to share a phonetic affinity with Magog, or Og, the giant of the Old Testament of the Judeo-Christian Bible, who survived the flood by clinging to the roof of the Ark.  The Old Testament also affirms that before the Tower of Babel fell, all of humanity on the face of the Earth spoke but one tongue- this is a reference to an antediluvian (pre flood) era, which is an era of our human history which is steeped in the highest antiquity and mystery to us modern folk.  In the old Celtic lands of Western Europe a giant was referred to as a "Gogmagog."  (See the book "Gogmagog- the Buried Gods" by T.C. Lethbridge.)  
  • Now lets come back to New England.  Surviving legends from the Abenaki tribe (New Hampshire, Vermont, etc.) say that the Creator punished the giants and sent a flood, turning them into stone.  I take this legend literally, because I have seen the evidence first-hand of what this traditional Abenaki folk-memory is talking about.  I have seen the remains in the Milford area of  a "mud fossil" of a giant's head.  Mud fossils are created from an inundation of water, i.e., a flood.  Instead of the living organism breaking down as usual, the organism inundated by water will crystalize under the right conditions and becomes petrified, turning into stone.  The stone head I mention would have been that of an individual some 9 to 12 ft. in height.  I have not done an exact measurement of the giant's head, but it is obviously rather larger than that of a modern person's.  Other details are that are that on one side of the face, the blood vessels would have popped, and one can see just that on the stone face- grainy reddish pock-marks in the stone.  Lastly, the giant's face is a gap, wearing the facial expression one would expect to see of somebody who was suddenly caught in a flood.  As further evidence of the Mud Fossil theory in this area, I have noticed that some of the boulders are the mud fossil remains of the mega-fauna from antediluvian times.  For instance, near the New England Mountain Bike Association memorial, Vietnman woods, in Milford, is the mud fossil of a giant sea turtle.  The casual observer may not notice these things, however.  Many boulders in this area are actually the mud fossil remains of extinct mega-fauna from before the flood.  Some antiquarian researchers and even some Native people have gotten the wrong idea of the interpretation of these boulders- I have seen current revisionist diagrams of a drawing representing a Native person pounding a boulder out with stone tools, say, 1,000 years ago or so, to make the boulder look like an animal.  This is a totally wrong interpretation.  These boulders were once living creatures that were caught in a flood and turned to stone.  We need to wise up and listen to traditionalist Native elders when they say- "the stones themselves were once alive."  In modern times, the Mud Fossil theory echoes what Native elders were saying- the problem is, modern people (mostly) are not willing to believe it- including some of these so-called antiquarian researchers.  In fact, I have found sea-shells in three different areas in the hills of Milford, due to digging during construction projects- when I showed my archaeologist friend a sample of these shells he didn't know what to make of it and said it was very unusual to see this, this far in-land.  I believe this is evidence of the global flood in this area from thousands of years ago.

  • Next, we will examine geological anomalies of the North American Seaboard/ Atlantic Region, as it ties in to the above data and conjectures.  Atlantis was an island continent in the middle of what is now the Atlantic Ocean.  The godfathers of this theory are Plato, Ignatius Donnely (see his book "Atlantis the Antediluvian World"), Lewis Spence, author of "The History of Atlantis", Otto Muck, author of "The Secret of Atlantis" and Charles Berlitz, author of "Atlantis- the Eighth Continent."  Plato's account was a historical account, not an allegory.  All of the above authors were very serious scholarly researchers.  Charles Berlitz for instance was fluent in 18 different languages.  A second theory, which I believe to be wrong, is that Atlantis was in the Mediteranean, as in Santorini and the island of Crete, seat of the ancient Minoan civilization.  This theory is wrong and contradicts Plato's historical account which his ancestor Solon received as an historical account from even earlier Egyptian priests at Sais, Egypt.  Plato is explicit when he says Atlantis was beyond the Pillars of Hercules, which are the Straits of Gibraltor at the mouth of the Mediteranean Sea.  Although Prof. Galanopolous, the godfather of the Atlantis in the Mediteranean theory, did good work concerning Crete/ the Minoan culture, which is very interesting anyway, he had to lie through his teeth to fudge Plato's facts and dates around to make Atlantis fit into a strict Mediteranean culture (the Minoans were probably distant inheritors of the Atlantic tradition, but were not THE Atlantis.) 
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  • A third theory is that Atlantis is now the Antarctic- that during Earth's last pole shift, the Atlantean landmass (mid Atlantic region) drifted and is now the frozen Antarctic.  The godfathers of this theory are Rose and Rand Flem-Ath, the Canadian librarians who wrote "Atlantis Beneath the Ice."  I am not so much a proponent of this theory, although there may be something to it- at any rate, there are many great mysteries concerning the polar regions- the North and South Poles.  These regions may also contain entrances into the hollow earth- an account of the North Pole opening is given in Willis George Emerson's "The Smoky God- A Voyage to the Inner World", and there are the accounts of Admiral Byrd, among others, in regards concerning the hollow earth and the South Pole.  In "Maps of the Ancient Sea Kings" by Charles Hapgood we learn that the Piri Reis map of the middle ages, which was a copy of older source maps (probably from the lost library of Alexandria), shows the Antarctic landmass as it would have appeared before it became covered in ice.  The problem is, the Piri Reis map is from before the modern discovery of Antarctica.  The landmass features on the Piri Reis map can only be checked, and accurately so it must be said, against the works of late 20th/ early 21st century scientists who used technology such as Li-Dar to figure out the land features of the Antarctic beneath the ice.  Yet these same features appear on the Piri Reis map from the middle ages, which was copied from older source material maps, now lost to history due to the burning of the Library of Alexandria, which was a seat of knowledge in the ancient pagan world.  The Piri Reis map also accurately shows the coasts of the Americas.  

  • It is interesting to note too, that the North Pole region was regarded as a Central Pole in the minds of the ancients, which lined up to a celestial pole- the constellation of Ursa Major, the Seven Stars.  It is my belief that this concept can be gleaned in ancient New England stone ruins- even in some of the "simpler" stone cairns- one only needs to notice the "arch" motif, which may represent the celestial arch of the heavens, aka "the vault of the sky."  

  • But lets get back to Atlantis.  Atlantis, being an island continent in the middle of what is now the Atlantic Ocean, had a final submergence some 12,000 or so years ago- there was an asteroid impact somewhere in the North Atlantic region during this time- the North American region was severely impacted by this- this can be seen in the phenomenon of stone vitrification- this is why many boulders in the New England area look like they have a streak (or streaks) of melted butter running down the rock face- the intense heat of the solar flares/ incoming asteroid partly melted the stones.  Some of the larger conical-shaped boulders, which we think of as simply conical-shaped boulders today, were in fact small pyramids before the event of the last major cataclysm that occurred with the sinking of Atlantis.  As an example of this I would cite the conical shaped boulder behind the Drum Stone, or "Chattering Rock" in Holliston MA.  The Drum Stone was an enigma to the early Holliston settlers- very few people have grasped it's true context.  The real significance of the Drum Stone is, it is next to the site of the sacred boulder, which is the vitrified/partly melted and sealed off remains of an ancient Atlantean Pyramid Temple, which today simply looks like a conical-shaped boulder.  The New England region always related to Atlantis, or "the Land of the Gods" since the remotest of antiquity.  Those who could, and indeed still can, vibrate the Drum Stone to a certain frequency (the drum stone weighs a few tons and is perched precariously in a perfect balancing act atop a 'shelf' boulder- it will vibrate to hollow pitch tones when "played" correctly)- were/are worthy of entering the Pyramid Temple, as there are nearby entrances.  It is here where the Spirits of the Ancient Ones will impress themselves upon the initiate- if they be worthy.

  • But lets get back to the geological anomalies of the North Atlantic region- the volcanoes which go off in Iceland/ Greenland even still in our times are the hick-ups of the volcanoes that violently went off with the sinking of Atlantis.  Then there is the National Park in Newfoundland, Canada, that is a unique place because it rose up from the core of the Earth about 12,000 years ago- there is no other place really like it.  Then there is the Old Champlain Sea in Vermont, which ceased to flow in-land around 12,000 years ago- since those times it is now sand dunes, and many strange artifacts have been found there.  Then there are the geographical anomalies of New England/ New York.  It was during the lesser cataclysm of 5,000 years ago that Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, Long Island, etc. broke away from the mainland.  This was due to the new arrival of Venus into our solar system.  Venus acted more like a wandering comet at first until it settled down (see "Worlds In Collision" by Immanuel Velikovsky.)  Also, without our modern infrastructure, one couldn't even make it through the swamps in my area to get from one side of town to the other- which I am sure has something to do with all these other anomalies.  Going further south, there are the North and South Carolina Bay craters.  The craters of the Carolina coasts were formed during the same asteroid impact that sunk Atlantis- as I said, North America got hit pretty hard (see the book "The Cycle of Cosmic Catastrophes" by Firestone, West, & Warwick-Smith.)  Then there is the Sargasso Sea, which is an underwater river that flows through the Atlantic.  In fact, some of the mysteries related to the Bermuda Triangle may have to do with the presence in one way or another of the Sargasso Sea.  This is the sunken river that would have flowed through the middle of Atlantis before our times.  Eels spawn in the Sargasso Sea (off the eastern seaboard of North America) and make a 3 year round-trip journey to the coasts of Europe to mate, coming back to the Sargasso Sea to hatch offspring, repeating the cycle.  They travel so far to do this only because their prior destination of Atlantis no longer exists.  This is the same reason why certain migratory birds circle over the Atlantic ocean 100 miles northwest of the Azores Islands- their memory chromosomes recalls that there should be land there when there no longer is.  Lastly, volcanoes are still going off once in a while in some of the Caribbean Islands for the same reason they are going off in Greenland/ Iceland- hick-ups from the convulsion that sunk Atlantis.  It is also off the coasts of the Caribbean Islands that many underwater stone ruins related to Atlantis have been found such as the Bimini Road.  However, New England has been a vestige of Atlantis since the remotest of antiquity as well- this can be seen in the form of stone vitrified pyramid hills, such as the hills in Milford, MA.  The lost island continent of Atlantis was located somewhere in the North Atlantic.  The whole eastern seaboard of North America relates to the vestiges of Atlantis- as does Greenland/ Iceland. the western seaboard of Europe, and down into the Canary Islands, North Africa and the Mediteranean.

  • Atlantis was the Land of the Gods, or Sea Kings.  The Tuatha de Dannon of the ancient Celts were cultural initiators from Atlantis- these gods are also synonymous with gods of other lands as well.  For instance, Lugh of the Strong Right Arm (an "Armstrong?") is synonymous with Thor of the Norse, and likewise Indra of the Hindus, and Hercules of the ancient Greeks.  The connections between Balor and Shiva are almost too good to be true- the common thread is the cross-cultural inheritance from the ancient Atlantean complex.

  • The ancient Celts were always a sea-faring people- they had a strong cultural rememberance of Atlantis- the Land of the Gods- the ancient Celts were able to find, or ascertain a vestige of Atlantis in New England, thus the erection of the ancient Stone Chambers in this region, which are also found in the Celtic homelands.  The stone chamber is a dry-stone wall, sometimes beehived style of post-Atlantean architecture, temples to the Sun God Bal, whose story has survived through the Christian figure of Jesus the Christ (the sun rises again on the day of the winter solstice after being "dead", or at its lowest point in the sky for three days, this is the symbolic re-birth of Christ from an astrological perspective- which is a vestige of an ancient Atlantean science.)  In fact, in 2012, I re-discovered and came upon an ancient stone structure in Medway MA.- a temple shrine (this structure has been featured extensively on this blog- one of the recent posts has a link to an older post with pictures of it.)  When I brought the archaeologists and antiquarians to the site, the stone structure was determined to have a winter solstice alignment- the first rays of the sun on this day shine into the hollow opening of the structure.  So, in my local area, within several modern township districts- the woods behind Fisher St. in Medway is where the sun is "born again", the Milford hills is the 'Land of Perpetual Youth', in fact, there is a mineral spring in the woods of the Milford hills, a 'fountain of youth' so to speak, which is the site of another stone chamber.  The spring comes from an underground water source in these woods, and is therefore uncontaminated- I recommend going to this place after a hard spring's rain.  It is there- the seeker will find it.  The sun peaks in the town of Upton, where the Upton Stone Chamber is located- there is a summer solstice alignment with this structure during the solstice sunset- the rays shine into the chamber.  It makes sense that the biggest ancient structure in the area would relate to the "peak experience" when the sun is at it's highest point in the sky.  This whole area was an ancient ceremonial district, from winter solstice in Medway to Summer Solstice in Upton, relating to the post-Atlanteans, the Native American, and the New England Celts.

  • Relating to "giants" or ancient cultural initiators, from the beginning of this essay- the northern Algonquians such as the MicMacs have Glooscap.  In Newfoundland, Canada, there is a statue of Glooscap made by a Micmac artisan.  Glooscap is giant in stature (and indeed did many good things for the Indians in ancient times) and has his arm outstretched because he is expecting an offering/tribute.  This kind of circular reasoning relates to what I wrote earlier about the Algonquian prefix "-MA" and perhaps the true meaning of "Magomisquog", etc.  In southeastern New England, the Wampanoags have Moshup, a sea giant, perhaps a counter-part to the northern Glooscap.  Moshup is married to the queen of the Little People.  This recalls Homer's Odyssey, where the nymph Calypso is married to a giant on the island of Ogygia (the name here has the prefix -Og, the name of the Biblical giant who survived the flood.)  As we learn in Steven Sora's book "Triumph of the Sea Gods" (there are older sources as well)- the hero in Homer's epic was lost at sea in the Atlantic, not the Mediternaean, and the places of his land falls can be identified today such as the Canary Islands, Azores, islands off of Ireland, etc.  Anyway, these common threads seem to indicate that these traditions have come from an ancient, now lost, Atlantean tradition that was experienced and kept alive by the ancestors of the people of these different cultural enclaves whether they be Greek, Irish or Wampanoag.  

  • New England was a vestige of Atlantis, and the ancients knew it

MUD FOSSILS, GIANTS, AND GEOGRAPHICAL ANOMALIES of the NORTH-EASTERN SEABOARD/ ATLANTIC REGION


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!