This is another area I’ve always considered ever since I first heard about the Hopi Ant People mythology stories.
You see, it was the Ant People who sheltered humans underground during the destruction of the First World according to Hopi legend.
Here is a GREAT passage of the myth that reinforces the idea that there was once a great solar disaster in our past:
So the people went down to live with the Ant People. When they were all safe and settled, Taiowa commanded Soyuknang to destroy the world. Soyuknang destroyed it by fire because the Fire Clan had been it’s leaders. He rained fire upon it. He opened up the volcanoes. Fire came from above and below and all around until the Earth, the waters, the air, all was one element: fire. And then there was nothing left except the people safe inside the womb of the Earth.
This was the end of Tokpela, the First World.”
Now, to me, if you enlarge a picture of an ant’s head, it looks just like a gas mask. So it occurred to me, that THIS is the reason we all went underground and why so many mythologies speak of ‘man created from earth’ or ‘people being led from the caves to learn the ways of agriculture.’ All of this as if we were primitive and needed help.
However, a global disaster would have had people hiding for many years and they would have needed help from the industrious Ant People who… if the stories were true… would have needed gas masks in a world where volcanoes spewed lava and sulphur. Heck, you would have needed masks just to breathe after a global fire.
On one of the Izu Islands, an island called Izu Oshima is a place where three tectonic plates meet and the island’s air is filled with sulphur. In fact, it has the highest concentration of sulphur on earth (according to the two sources I found). They all live with gas masks on (or very close by). They are also paid for scientific research to do so.
Hmmm. Why is someone doing research to see the effects of living with a gas mask on all your life.
Me thinks some people are working on being prepared.
One reason I started the First Earth blog, was simply to keep track of things that were coming together a creating a picture in my mind.
While I believe in the statistical probability of alien life, I’ve never seen hard evidence that proved it to me adequately. And the thought of how some other advanced race will some day appear and ‘save us’ (or has in the past) causes me to ask the question of the individual, “What church do/did you belong to?” Statistically, I’ve discovered they were raised in a conservative church and, in my opinion, have traded saviors. But not always. Additionally, I have watched nearly all the Ancient Alien television shows, and throughout my life read and watched many other sources about aliens. And, as I’ve said, I have never seen any proof.
What I did see was a pattern of the loss of some ancient civilization that has since disappeared. Nearly all mythology has stories of an advanced age or ‘golden age’ as well as how mankind was either created from earth, pulled from the earth, or come out from caves to be given enlightenment and/or knowledge. And setting aside aliens and literal translations of ancient texts, the pattern was one of a near “Extinction Level Event” that changed the face of the earth. An event that took thousands of years for mankind to recover from and rebuild.
After reading a sci-fi novel titled Sunstorm by Arthur C. Clarke and Stephen Baxter, it all made sense. And within a short time later, I discovered, bought, and devoured Forgotten Civilization: The Role of Solar Outbursts in Our Past and Future by Dr. Robert Schoch.
Being more of a creative person who sees patterns, Dr. Schoch’s book is a goldmine of theories, research, proof, and resources. He takes us on a journey through the Earth’s past and is able to show how the sun is “not-so-eternal” after all. From cave paintings to the rocks of the planet to newly found 12,000 year old ruins, the evidence is clear that at least one ancient civilization has existed before on our planet.
When he originally dated the Sphinx at being closer to 9,000 years old, Dr. Schoch challenged the paradigms and beliefs of the age of civilization and the development of mankind. Ever since, more and more evidence has proven him to be right.
Don’t be fooled, this book is not about scaring people into finding holes to go live in and prepare for the upcoming solar storm, but rather a well thought out observation of what has happened and what may still happen.
I highly recommend this book. Not for the reasons I was searching for answers, but rather for the amazing research, theories and journeys he describes. You’ll ‘visit’ the Sphinx in Egypt, Gobelki Tepe in southern Turkey, the statues of Easter Island, and time travel to various points in history across the globe. Science AND adventure!
What would a warning from 10,000 years ago look like?
When I was young, my dad did a lot of artistic things. Painted. Carved. Word working. Cartoons. And, one item I still have that he made was a copy of a Mayan calendar. Now, this was WAY back in the 70s before it was hip to do 2012 stuff. It now being 2013, and seeing as how the world didn’t end, it rests on one of my fireplace mantles.
What always struck me about this sculpture was the figure in the center. It was scary looking. And it looked, overall, like the sun sticking it’s tongue out at us all.
When I did further research, according to Crystal Links Metaphysics and Science Website, I discovered that the center was “Tonatiuh’s Face is the face of the sun, Lord of Heaven, around which takes place all daily and periodic phenomena.” Additionally, the tongue was originally stuck out in the “form of an obsidian knife, (and) indicates that the diety demands to be fed with blood and human hearts.”
What if all the ruins with scary sculptures, strange garish symbols, or even all the ‘sacrifice’ images are warnings NOT to go mucking about?
Today, we have a few warning signs of our own. Especially for one of the most deadly toxins on the planet: radioactive material. But is it easy to tell it’s dangerous? Couldn’t this one warning symbolize the “From the pyramids of earth, rays of the all seeing One in heaven ordered the god of the underworld, Crossbones, to force man to hurl spears as offerings.”
Um. What? No? Well, why not?
With hardly anything older than 12,000 years old still standing that has been created by man, and radioactive material remaining toxic for around 100,000 years, something has to be done to warn the poor citizens of the future!
102,013 AD: Finland, Earth
Currently in Finland, such an endeavor is underway. On the northwest coast, they are building a more than 3 mile-long tunnel over 1,300 feet down to the bedrock, where a series of vaults interconnect. The site is named Onkalo (meaning “hiding place”). And how are they marking this site? A documentary can be seen about all the aspects that are going into construction and the idea of permanence titled Into Eternity. The main message they are trying to leave behind is, “We have built a place that is here to protect you. You should not live here.”
Right. Archeologists in 2-3,000 years from now, or longer, will find something like this and go, “COOL! Let’s dig this sucker up! It must have been important to spend all that effort on!” (Insert modern day ‘facepalm’).
In the 1990s, we had the same issues in the United States. Steve Rose of The Guardian wrote, “they came up with proposals for environments that communicated threat and hostility. They imagined landscapes of giant, spiky, black thorns or menacing, jagged earthworks, or vast concrete blocks creating narrow streets that lead nowhere.”
Could areas across the globe that seem to send navigation systems into spasms be some ancient magnetic storage system that was sunk into the bottom of the ocean? The Bermuda Triangle, the Devils Triangle in the Pacific, or the many other areas where strange phenomena occur across the globe, could be waste from a bygone era we don’t recall.
What other symbols have we mistaken that may actually be warnings from the past? I’ve just finished reading a book and will be sharing some insights and do a review on it soon!
A Cambodian Shiva head showing a third eye. (via wikipedia.org)
Now here’s something that is timely (when I’m writing it, anyway).
In a previous post, I explored the topic of the Crystal Skulls as a storage device for data.
In October of 2007, I went on a little vacation in which part took me to the ‘Woo woo’ town of Sedona, Arizona. An amazing place with vortex tours, red rocks, myths, native art, and many more things to help you get away.
During a Vortex tour, our guide told us how the crystals we find in the earth actually hold the memories of native American ancestors. If we took it and held it to our third eye, and were open to the experience, a flood of experiences and knowledge would pour into our being.
Sounded scary. I didn’t try.
But it did get me thinking and asking more questions. Over the past few years, I’ve met many students of the healing power of crystals, the inherent knowledge in crystals, and more. I was informed, by several people, that you had to have a certain type of crystal to truly connect with the ancient wisdom and knowledge.
This information, coupled with the belief in the power of the “Third Eye,” in which we can do everything from see higher planes of existence, be able to access higher levels of knowledge and wisdom, and also channel the creative force of the universe into creating what we think, left me with a concept I’m sure will raise a ruckus.
And that is, what if the “Third Eye” and the stories of crystals holding memories are one and the same? That the “Third Eye” was actually a powered device worn that acted in a much more modern fashion that today’s iPhone (or other smartphone)?
Crazy you say? They are nothing alike!
Granted, it doesn’t go on our forehead, but don’t we use it for seeing ‘higher planes of existence’ like Google Maps, weather.com, and speak to beings that aren’t there? Don’t we access higher levels of knowledge and wisdom by using wikipedia.org, websites, and other apps? Don’t we even channel our desires into creating what we think by ordering books, food, and goods that miraculously appear at our doorsteps?
And aren’t our smartphones made of glass and metal?
How would you describe the function of your iPhone to your grandkids if, by some weird disaster, all power, cell service, and technology were gone? “Um, well, we used this to talk to people around the planet, look up information, and, um, order pizza.” “What, grandpa? You could talk to people in the sky? Have knowledge instantly given to you? AND food would appear in front of you? You’re crazy, grandpa, but we love you anyways.”
Think I’m off base? Well, as I said at the beginning about being ‘timely.’
Just this past week, Google released information about it’s new Google Glass device. It’s a pair of glasses that allows you to share what you’re seeing, AND use several functions including video chat, maps, information, music, and more. Take a look at the video below if you don’t believe me.
Maybe, the various ancient words and terms for the Third Eye and the symbolic representation were simply brand names or product names. Just a thought.
P.S. I also noticed in WikiPedia how many believe that master of the “Third Eye” allowed for ‘Out-of-body experiences.” Like, oh…say…watching a movie through your Google Glasses?
In the Zoroastrian holy book the Vendidad, Ahura Mazda warns the prophet Yima of an impending natural disaster. Yima organized creating an underground refuge to save the people of his country.
The television show, Ancient Aliens, posits that Ahura Mazda, who flew in the skies, was an aliens who helped humans and got them to build the underground city of Derinkuyu.
I have a different idea.
When I stop and look at modern satellites, I see a striking resembalence to Ahura Mazda’s chariot as well as many winged vehicles flown by the gods that communicated from the heavens (rather than those who landed and walked among us ordinary humans.)
What do satellites do today? Help with communications. Look at the stars. And warn us of bad weather coming.
And the God NOAA spoke to the people and said, ‘A Tornado Warning is in effect. A tornado was spotted moving northeast over Washington county at the speed of 30 miles per hour. Those in the path of the tornado should seek shelter immediately. Damaging winds and hail have been associated with this storm.’
And speaking of satellites, if we had reached an advanced level of technology before, could it be possible that satellites still orbit the earth from a bygone era? An international group is launching a time capsule into space that they hope will last 50,000 years named, KEO. What secrets will the god KEO give up in 50,000 years?