Gobekli Tepe and the Mayan Calendar

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Remember that pesky December 12, 2012 date?  The one that came and went and we are still alive?

Well, what it signified was not actually a single date, but a span of time. Eighty years in fact. The eighty years from 1960 to 2040 when the winter solstice sun in Sagittarius targets the Dark Rift of the Milky Way–or to be more dramatic, it targets the center of the galaxy.

All the hype in 2012 was about the Mayan Calendar, but this 80 year span of time is depicted at another site in modern day Turkey,  Gobekli Tepi, dated to 9,600 BCE.  There you will find Pillar 43 showing the night sky as it appears on the winter solstice from 1960 to 2040. (Carved 11,600 years ago.)

Why would the ancients target 1960-2014? (And why did we first “discover” Gobekli Tepe in 1963?)

Or was it targeting 24,000 (yes, 3 zeros) BCE which is the last time this alignment occurred? (It will be another 26,000 years before we see this alignment again due to the Precession of the Equinoxes, that shift in the ages that brings us from Pisces to Aquarius in our own time.)

The Mayans knew the Dark Rift as the “center of creation” and, indeed, as the center of the galaxy, all the Milky Way and the world as we know it poured forth from there. One wonders if the ancients at Gobekli Tepe knew this as well.

Your thoughts?


This information comes from a giant who now stands on his own shoulders with his latest book, Magicians of the Gods: The Forgotten Wisdom of Earth’s Lost Civilization. Graham Hancock has written a masterful explanation–as only he can–of these events. His is not an overview but a detailed and well researched accounting of the connections we are just beginning to discover today.

Picture credit: German Archeological Institute



Adam’s Calendar: 75,000 years old and it works to this day


Discovered by Johan Heine and investigated by Michael Tellinger, Adam’s Calendar in South Africa is the oldest known Calendar, maybe the oldest known manmade site in the world. In the native language, Adam’s Calendar is called “Inzalo Y’langa,” which means “Birthplace of the Sun.”

It is the “Birthplace of the Sun” even now as the sunrise still aligns with  monoliths on the Solstices every year.

But why would we think that it is 75,000 years old?

Because three other monoliths perfectly align with the flat angle of Orion’s Belt as it rose above the horizon at the Vernal equinox just before sunrise 75,000 years ago.  (As time progresses, the angle at which the stars arise changes due to a phenomenon known as precession—why we have the Age of Pisces ending and Aquarius beginning today.)

But it could be older:  If it was built 160,000 years ago, then that, too, would coincide with the rising of Orion.  In addition, the erosion of stones that were tested suggested this earlier date.



According to Michael Tellinger, Adam’s Calendar is but one of thousands of stone circles in Africa alone.

Stone calendars can be found all over the world. Those in England and on the British Isles are the most famous. But America has Mystery Hill, Australia has Wurdi Youang, southern Egypt–Nubia–has the Nabta Playa, and China even has one in the Gobi Desert. These are but a few examples–there are many, many others all over the globe.


For more information:

The Ancient Origins article on Adam’s Calendar is (as always) excellent.

There is a short YouTube.  And a full two hour documentary. (Michael Tellinger believes, like Zecharia Stichin, that the Anunnaki genetically modified the DNA of primitive man to form a slave race. The full documentary outlines Mr. Tellinger’s theories about the Anunnaki–a view I do not share but one that is interesting none-the-less.)

And finally, Johan Heine and Michael Tellinger have published  a book  with fabulous photographs and great information.


Photo credits:

The aligned circle (Originally from Mr Tellinger’s website.)

Orion’s Belt.

Otzi the Iceman: Early evidence of acupuncture.


Discovered in the Alps in 1991, Otzi the Iceman had been frozen for over 5300 years, perfectly preserving his body and telling us how he lived and how he died.

For instance, we  know he had intestinal pain from whipworm and arthritic pain from Lyme Disease in his low back, hip, knees, and ankles.

And we know he had 61 tattoos.

Here is the interesting part: Most of his tattoos are over known acupuncture points–ones that today we would use to treat the intestinal and arthritic pain Otzi experienced.

Otzi is not the only example. A 1000 year old woman from Peru has neck tattoos corresponding to acupuncture points for neck pain. A 4000 year old Egyptian mummy has tattoos that follow the known energetic meridians in the body.

Mummies from all over the globe–Egypt, Siberia, the Americas, China, as well as many other areas–have tattoos. If examined would they, too, reveal more evidence of ancient acupuncture, evidence we have not yet discovered?

And if diseases, tattoos, and acupuncture points in these mummies correspond to the extent that they do for Otzi, then was acupuncture once a global skill and possibly evidence of our Lost History?

There is a YouTube for that: Conventional information on the Iceman.

Photo credit: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AOtzi-Quinson.jpg

Information from: Marsolek, Patrick. (2012). Acupuncture and the Iceman: How Could a 4000 Year Old Body Show Signs of Advanced Therapy?   Atlantis Rising, 94, (p. 25, 60-62).

The Book of Knowings


She sat staring at the flame, as had her mother before her, and her grandmother, and their mothers and grandmothers for countless generations before them. She allowed her eyes to grow softer and then she saw it, the dark tunnel that brought the Visions, the fragments from the past. This is what she saw:

In the time of tribulation when the earth stumbled and spun upon itself, the young woman gazed into the valley below, knowing what she had found—a home for herself and her adopted people.

 As she stood there, the fierce winds whipped at the warm furs wrapped around her thin woven shift. Her brother, Samus, put his arm around her. “You have done well. The Sight has not abandoned us altogether, I see.”

 She smiled. They were the last of their people to survive the journey from their sunken lands to the East. A dozen or so had made it to this wild shore. Now only a very few were left. They would marry into the people who had taken them in. Otherwise their line, their heritage would be forgotten. Mageon could think of a couple of men she fancied. Samus had already taken a bride and had a son.

 “We will put up stone shelters and cover them with earth. When the rock storms come from the sky, we will be safe there,” she told her brother. “The storms will not last forever, I think. One day the earth will find her balance and there will be peace again.”

 The thunderbirds, taller than a man and with wingspans to match, had followed the people west. But they, too, had diminished in number. When the rocks fell from the sky, it was hard for birds so huge to survive. Many had crashed to earth and died there. Now only a very few old ones flew overhead and Mageon wondered if the generations to come would even remember to celebrate the wonder of them. And so she decided to spin yarns to teach her daughters and, in this way, the majesty of the birds would live on, if only in legend.

 In the months that followed, the chambers were built. Stones were piled high, sometimes around dirt mounds to hold the corbelling in place. It was a technique known to the tribe that had adopted them, a technique adapted from building snow chambers, ones that had melted with the retreating of the ice sheets that once covered the land.

 It was the women who found the rocks for the walls of the chambers, choosing only the most beautiful. In the firelight, they sparkled, a suitable backdrop to the tales Mageon would tell her daughters so that they might not forget their past.

 The last stone–a large slab that would be the roof–was the heaviest and hardest to place. It was Samus who first fashioned sails from animal skins and tied them to these hulking stones. This Samus had learned by studying the dynamics of the thunderbirds. The fierce winds of the shifting planet quickly caught the animal skins and raised them toward the sky.  No longer a matter of lifting the rock, the men now had to hold them down and guide them into place.  

 Many shelters were made in this way, one for each family.

Then Samus’s medicine chamber was built. He chose the side of an earthen hill and fashioned a small window in the west so that the light of the setting sun would slip gracefully down one wall as it set on the two equal days of the year. With this, generations to come could track the seasons, knowing when it was time to plant the grains, to move out to hunt, but most of all they would know when it was time for the festivals that would balance the earth and keep her steady.

As an old man, Samus has one more task, to build a replica of his lost city so his sons and their sons would remember. Using fire and water, he shaped hard rock into crescents. These he placed in three concentric circles, each to represent a ring on the sunken isle that had once been home.

 If he’d had the right metals at hand, Samus would have lined each ring with the proper ore, making a coil that would…do what?

Old now, Samus’s memory was failing and he could no longer remember.