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The winged disc is a common religious icon for many ancient civilizations. However, it is most commonly associated with Egyptian and Mesopotamian cultures. The symbol has also been found in the records of ancient cultures residing in various regions of South America as well as Australia. While the symbol is associated with the sun, a closer inspection of ancient wall reliefs, Sumerian seals, and free masonic symbolism reveal a different interpretation.
In the earliest depictions of the winged disc found in Mesopotamia we find it surrounded by 3 other celestial objects. One is star like, with rays representing the sun. (circled in purple), another is a crescent or full moon (circled in green) surrounded by 7 stars representing the Pleiades star cluster also known as the 7 sisters (circled in green). The winged disc (circled in red) being the central and most important symbol, matches with no known celestial object, at least in our present sky.
Freemasonry has been studying ancient religions and esoteric traditions since at least the 1700’s when their first lodge was created. They have adopted many ancient symbols in their organization, and in their artwork, we can find the winged disc and same configuration of celestial objects.
In George Washington’s Masonic apron, the first degree masonic trace board and other illustrations we find the sun, the moon surrounded by 7 stars, and an all seeing eye which replaces the winged disc. In other depictions of the same artwork the all seeing eye is replaced by the more modern pyramid top with an eye inside. Many Masonic lodges and churches use the pyramid with the eye symbol alone, just like the winged disc symbol adorned the many sacred ancient sites.
The only thing that Freemasonry changed from the original configuration of celestial objects was the winged disc for an all seeing eye. In ancient Egypt the winged disc was represented without the other celestial bodies. Likewise the all seeing eye is presented alone like in the back of the US one dollar bill.
In the first degree masonic tracing board we find 3 pillars and a stairway leading up to the all seeing eye, like a stairway to heaven. In the book of Genesis Jacob has a dream in which he meets God who resides at the top of a ladder that reaches to heaven. After waking he raised a rock and set it up as a pillar to commemorate the event. In the ancient past the winged disk represented the home and source of power of the gods. The pillars in the tracing board may very well represent past interjections of a supreme being on planet earth.
While its hard to imagine a celestial object in the shape of an all seeing eye, a winged disc gives a better point of reference. What we know is that in the ancient past, we worshiped an object in the sky that was not our moon or sun. Today this object is still worshiped but in the different shape, that of a pyramid with an eye. This can be traced by studying the evolution in configuration of the winged disc depictions from ancient Mesopotamia till present. The Sumerians called this celestial body NIBIRU and recorded its behavior in stone tablets.
In the Babylonian creation myth the Enuma Elish we read, “Nibiru is [Marduk’s] star, which he made appear in the heavens . . . The stars of heaven, let him [Nibiru] set their course; let him shepherd all the gods like sheep.” For a celestial body to shepherd other planets like sheep its size or density must be very large. In the 1980’s astronomers were able to pinpoint this planet and named it Planet X using the IRAS infrared telescope. In the early 80’s articles posted in the Washington Times, New York Post, and the Encyclopedia Britannica scientists revealed that its size was bigger than that of Jupiter, large enough to overcome the magnetic and gravitational fields of every planet in our solar system. They reveled that Planet X was close enough to be part of our solar system but did not say the duration of its orbit. The winged disc or Planet X was not only a large heavenly object but the home of the Gods of antiquity.
While today’s Royal families trace their kinship to ancient rulers, the royal families of the ancient past traced their lineage to the stars. More specifically, to the one celestial body which has been revered all throughout history, the winged disc. In the masonic tracing board we see a ladder leading up to the all seeing eye which represents the winged disc. This ladder has a striking similarity to Jacobs ladder, at the top of which he met God our creator. The pillars in the tracing board may represent previous encounters with Nibiru and interactions with the Gods of antiquity.
Sometimes its hard to think outside the box when you are born inside one. But on a rare occasion you catch yourself in brief moment of lucidity where you see things from a completely different perceptive. Its like looking at the world from from outside yourself and realizing the strangeness of it. For example, I was at the movie theater recently, and while I was enjoying the movie, in other words mesmerized by the flashing lights, I suddenly realized that we were around 200 people seating in a dark room, staring at a projection for hours.
Why would we devote so much time and energy to this strange ritual? The answer lies in the archetypes founds in popular movies. Movies like Lord of the Rings and Chronicles of Narnia and video games such as the Elder Scrolls series and Warcraft feature fantastical and far away lands. These themes are the same ones found in mythologies from around the world. Recently, the movie Thor borrowed directly from the Norse creation myths, while the witch craft in Harry Potter resembles that of the ancient Druidic tradition from thousand of years ago. Hollywood is filled with Greek and Roman movies based on myths that can be traced all the way back to the first civilizations in Mesopotamia.
While the movie industry has become saturated with many kinds of films, movies that borrow from ancient tales still captivate our attention and remain strong amidst the crowd. Recently the show Ancient Aliens has suggested that the myths of from around the world were describing real events attributed to an extraterrestrial influence. Others like Immanuel Velikovsky and Zecharia Sitchin cite the obsession of ancient civilizations with the sun and the stars to suggest that these myths actually describe celestial events in space, and were later anthropomorphized. Both theories stress that the reason why we keep retelling old stories in the shape of ritual dances, plays and more recently blockbuster movies, is because they describe events that are of incredible importance to our history. While languages and scriptures may be lost and forgotten, myths and legends transcend time.
I believe that the myths and legends describe a little bit of both, celestial events and extraterrestrial intervention, after all “As above so below.”
Secret societies throughout history such as the Egyptian and Greek Mystery schools, Theosophy, Rosicrucianism, and Freemasonry among others, have explored mythology in the same way. While secret societies have had a head start when it comes to uncovering our true history, the general population has got the ball rolling with shows like ancient aliens, and authors who push these ideas forward, despite being condemned by mainstream history. An area I believe could hold much promise is the study of ancient dance rituals. Perhaps hidden in the patterns of movements hide messages awaiting to be deciphered. After all, just like myths, they have also survived the test of time.
So why do we sit and stare at projections for hours? Because in them are preserved the archetypes that have been filtering into human entertainment since the dawn of civilization. Because before we had the big screen we were already devoting hours listening to stories and legends. Originally, we did as a mean to preserve knowledge, but as time goes by ideas become distorted and today we see them holding no value other than entertainment. Now a days, whenever I see a big movie I can see the mythology all around it, like threads that weave human experience through time and space.
In the movie Prometheus, the back story and the purpose of the alien giants is never discussed. However, enough clues were provided for one to infer their agenda. As the movie progresses we find out that the outpost the scientists were exploring was built by the giants to work on a biological weapon. When the android was asked where the giants were headed before they had to suspend their take off, he responds, “Sometime to create, one must first destroy.” It becomes clear from the last 15 minutes of the movie that the giants were on a mission to destroy life on earth to give way to new life.
Myths about a race of giants that existed on earth are plenty. The ancient Greeks called them the Titans, in Mesopotamia the king Gilgamesh from The Epic Gilgamesh was powerful giant, the Inca and Maya believe that a race of giants existed prior to modern humans. The Maya however, being such diligent time keepers, tell us exactly when this race existed on earth.
In Prometheus, the pictographs the scientists discovered had pictures of giant people pointing to a constellation in the sky. The oldest of these was a cave painting from around 35,000 B.C. To the Maya, December 21, 2012 marks the end of a 5125 year cycle called a sun. According to the Maya the First Sun was inhabited by a race of giants and began on 23,614 B.C., well in the range of some of the evidence the scientists in the movie presented.
According to the android the giants were headed to earth to destroy its inhabitants with a bio weapon in order to create new life on the planet. Likewise for the Maya, the end of each sun was met with destruction that was necessary for life to blossom anew. In the movie, when the giant is about to rip the android’s head off, he caresses his face first then proceeds to dismember him. This kind gesture seems odd from an alien giant bent on world destruction. It seems that the giant cared for the android, but knew that his mission was more important. The Maya also realized the importance of the cycles. Being more in tune with nature, they anticipated these events and saw a divine mathematical order in them.
In the movie, the female scientists claims that the giants created modern humans and calls them engineers. This is an old idea made popular by Zecharia Sitchin in his books The Earth Chronicles, which he translated from cuneiform Sumerian tablets. In them he states that an alien race called the Anunnaki created humans in their image. He describes the Anunnaki as giant humans with super human powers.
In the opening scene of the movie we see an alien ship flying over the alien planet. One of the giants sees this and commits suicide by drinking a black substance that was later found inside the vases containing the bio-weapon. The ship flying overhead looked nothing like the space ship of the giants, and leads me to conclude that the giants were coming to the end of their cycle, and that the one standing by the waterfall understood this and decided to take his life.
The message in the movie is one of fear and/or understanding. For the scientists and crew, the fear of loosing life on earth overwhelmed their senses and drove their actions. For the Maya, the end of each sun was met with a profound understanding of the cyclical nature of time. They bravely stood by as faithful observers waiting for the day the cycle would end and life would rise anew.
A collection of historical records from ancient India that describe an array of incredible flying machines called Vimanas and weapons of a technological standard even more advanced than those in existence today. The oldest mention of these machines is found in the Sanskrit texts known as the Veda and date back to approximately 1,500BC. A modern translation reads: “jumping into space speedily with a craft using fire and water … containing twelve stamghas (pillars), one wheel, three machines, 300 pivots, and 60 instruments.”
In the Ramayana texts there are references to flying machines that were used for the convenience of the ruling class. In the Mahabharata texts there are descriptions of battle planes that fire missiles that use sound to find their target and beams of light that destroy anything they touch with their energy. Credit for these machines was attributed to the Yavanas who are believed to be the ancient Greek civilisations. In or around the early 1950’s a more modern text was made available. Called the Vaimanika Sastra (science of Aeronautics) it was allegedly the “inspired’ work of Subbaraya Shastry who claimed it was based on the writings of the great sage Bharadwaja thus giving authenticity to the scientific claims. The picture is a concept drawing based on the written descriptions in the texts. However, it could equally well describe the Russian concept rocket depicted on the adjacent stamp.
It is also worth noting that there are claims that the 1960’s Russian scientists took a deep interest in the Vimana phenomenon and strangely it is around this time that they made significant leaps forward in their technological achievements. Still, this is probably just a coincidence. Vimana are not unique to India and there are references from all over the world and include the Egyptian Saqqara Bird, the pre-Columbian golden airplane models, the Greek Icarus legend, the Chariot of Ezekiel, the Nazca runways (lines), The Abydos carvings, The Tassili rock paintings from Algeria and the Chinese references to Lu Ban’s wooden aircraft that flew great distances. Naturally, these references are often dismissed by modern historians as simply impossible but there can be no doubt that humanity has a collective memory of have once been able to fly in ancient times. Is this a coincidence based on the worldwide wishful thinking of past civilizations or is it a recollection of when it was actually possible.
While anatomically modern humans have been around for at least 100,000 years the Cro Magnon are a relatively young phenomena. They first appear in the fossil record around 40,000 years ago vanished, at the end of the last ice age around 10,000 B.C. They possessed larger brains than modern humans and Neanderthals. These and many other features have made the appearance and origins of the Cro Magnon a mystery
According to linear evolution the Cro Magnon should have been shorter and smaller brained than the average for humans today.
A second and major puzzle for anthropologists is that Cro Magnon man appears to arrive with his culture from no discernable origin. He does not show any discernable development. His culture was distinctly superior to others around him. This could be seen clearly in the nature of his superior tools and art work. They painted the amazing cave walls of Lascaux in France and carved intricate ivory statues. This culture does not appear to come from any source that we can identify. Their culture gives all the appearance of arriving from elsewhere already developed.
The Cro Magnon conducted a series of invasions on the western shores of Europe and Africa, even including some of the Atlantic isles next to those continents. Always the sites are clustered in the west, the number of sites diminishing towards the east (with an exception in the Levant). Combe Capelle sites [of more ancient European man] are more or less evenly distributed all over Europe and the Near East. This has been a mystery that has plagued anthropologists for over a hundred years. To the west, there is nothing but empty ocean: How could the invasions come from that direction?
To solve the mystery of Cro Magnon, there is one simple step to take – look at the distribution of his sites where his bones have been discovered.What a visual check of the map makes clear is that Cro Magnon sites hug the Western shores facing the Atlantic Ocean for Europe and northern Africa. And as referenced above, the number of sites thin out as one moves eastward. The Cro Magnon came from the West. They had developed their culture in the West.
Plato’s dialogues Timaeus and Critias, written in 360 BC, contain the earliest references to Atlantis. He describes the location of Atlantis being in the middle of the Atlantic ocean at the same latitude of Europe. Plato states that this civilization came to an end around 9600 B.C. after a series of Natural disasters eventually swallowed their land under the ocean. At this date every culture present in northern hemisphere of Europe disappears. The Pleistocene extinction saw the end of hundreds of genera of animals and the Cro Magnon.
Before this event the Cro Magnon had endeavored in 4 invasions across Europe and northern Africa originating from the west. These invasions were accompanied by innovation in the stone tools and hunting gear of the time. Many authors have suggested that these invasions originated from Atlantis. The region attributed to Atlantis lies in what is now the Azores Islands. Large parts of this land were above sea level at the time the Cro Magnon were on earth. The Ice age concentrated the ocean waters frozen at the poles, resulting lower sea levels that would have allowed for many areas that are today under water to be habitable.
Lemuria was an ancient civilization which existed prior to and during the time of Atlantis. Physically, it is believed that Lemuria existed largely in the Southern Pacific, between North America and Asia/Australia. Lemuria is also sometimes referred to as Mu, or the Motherland (of Mu). At its peak of civilization, the Lemurian people were both highly evolved and very spiritual. While concrete physical evidence of this ancient continent may be difficult to find, many people “know” that they have a strong connection to Lemuria.
The islands within the Ring of Fire have ancient monuments, petroglyphs, and caves that hold clues to one of many ancient civilizations that once existed there – the most famous Easter Island. The legends of Easter Island speak of ‘Hiva’ which sank beneath the waves as people fled.
Samoans speak of a place called Bolutu. It was stocked with trees and plants bearing fruits and flowers, which were immediately replaced when picked. On Bolutu men could walk through trees, houses, and other physical objects without any resistance. The Maoris of New Zealand still talk about arriving long ago from a sinking island called Hawaiki linked with Samoan legends.
The Rig Veda speaks of “the three continents that were”; the third was home to a race called the Danavas. A sunken land called Rutas was an immense continent far to the east of India and home to a race of sun-worshippers. Rutas was torn asunder by a volcanic upheaval and sent to the ocean depths. Fragments remained as Indonesia and the Pacific islands, and a few survivors reached India, where they allegedly became the elite Brahman caste.
Anglo-American explorer, James Churchward (1851-1936), though he believed Mu was once located in the Pacific. In books such as The Lost Continent of Mu (1931), wrote that the Motherland stretched from the Hawaiian Islands to Fiji and from Easter Island to the Marianas. Churchward claimed that more than fifty years prior, while he was a soldier in India, he befriended a high-ranking temple priest who showed him a set of ancient “sunburnt” clay tablets, supposedly in a long lost “Naga-Maya language” which only two other people in India could read. Having mastered the language himself, Churchward found out that they originated from “the place where man first appeared – Mu.” The 1931 edition states that “all matter of science in this work are based on translations of two sets of ancient tablets:” the clay tables he read in India, and a collection 2,500 stone tablets that had been uncovered by William Niven in Mexico.
In her book The Secret Doctrine (1888), Madame Blavatsky claimed to have learned of Lemuria in The Book of Dzyan which she said was shown to her by the Mahatmas. Mahatma is Sanskrit for ‘Great Soul’. She may have obtained some of her ideas of a sunken land in the Indian Ocean from Sanskrit legends of the Rutas. Blasvatsky placed her ‘Third Continent of the Third Root Race’ to inhabit planet Earth – in the Indian Ocean between Madagascar and Malaysia existing 150 million years ago. Surprisingly, many scientists of her day concurred and even came up with the name, derived from ‘lemur’, the ghostlike primates who allegedly lived there. Lemurians were allegedly egg-laying beings with a third eye that gave them psychic abilities.
According to the cosmology of many ancient civilizations, life on earth goes through cycles of destruction and rebirth. One of these cycles called the precession of the equinoxes occurs approximately every 25,920 years. Cultures like the ancient Greeks and Hindus describe how humanity goes through descending and ascending levels of spiritual enlightenment within this cycle. The Mayas and Aztecs also describe similar smaller cycles inside the larger cycle called the precession of the equinoxes. In Meso America these cultures referred to each of the five cycles as a sun. Each sun cycle is measured by the Maya long count calendar and spans a total of 5125 years. The Maya describe how we are currently living in the 5th sun, which began in 3114 BC and ends in 2012. According to their tradition every time a cycle ends, cataclysms occur that clear the earth for the arrival of the next humanity. Per the Maya we are currently living in the last sun or stage of the large precessional cycle. Five cycles adds up to 25,625 years which is very close to the great cycle of 25,920 years.
During the reign of the 1st sun the earth was inhabited by a race of giant humans. The memory of this race is preserved in the many myths of giants from around the world. Many of these myths describe how many of the megalithic monuments of the ancient past were build by this race of giants. Incredibly the remains of this race of giants have been found throughout the world. The end of this sun occurred around 18,000 B.C. An international team of investigators under the leadership of two researchers from the UAB demonstrated in 2010 that the Atlantic ocean circulation has change in the past. They date the day of this event to around 20,000 years ago at the height of the last ice age. This event matches the end of the first sun, and would have changed the climate of the world drastically as the circulation of ocean water is what determines the climate flow.
The humans of the second sun were smaller in size and met their end around 12500 B.C. This date matches the begging of abrupt end of the last ice age and the Pleistocene extinction. This extinction saw the end of hundreds of animal world wide and was accompanied by many natural disasters. Author and Researcher Graham Hancock has discovered ancient alignments between the monuments of Angkor Wat, the Giza complex and the night sky. Along with other authors he points out that the monuments at these sites are built to resemble the arrangement of starts and constellations seen in the night sky in 10,500 B.C. These findings provide evidence that civilization goes back further than is currently accepted.
The end of the third sun accrued around 8000 B.C. at the end of the last ice age. After this event we see an advancement in human development with the beginnings of farming. The new warmer climate allowed for the humans in the 4th sun to spread around the globe and repopulate. Lonnie Thompson, a professor of geological sciences at Ohio State and a researcher with the Byrd Polar Research Center. He points to markers in numerous records suggesting that the climate was altered suddenly some 5,200 years ago with severe impacts. His research matches the date for the destruction of the 4th sun according to Maya Cosmology. Interestingly enough we have few records of anything prior to this date. Modern science agrees that the dawn of civilization began with the emergence of the Sumerian culture. Their appearance dates back to around 3000 B.C. which corresponds to the beginning of the 5th sun for the Maya.
The 5th Sun began on 3114 B.C. and will come to an end on December 21, 2012. This cycle marks the end of the precession of the equinoxes and the rebirth of life in planet earth.
Today there are three main branches who study and teach history. One is main stream academia, which is the history that is thought at school and universities. Here our history is presented as predictable and unchanging. No room is allowed for mythology and deviations from the established theories is met with ridicule. To advance studies in this field and earn to extra income, teachers hope to be given grants. If approved by the policy makers these grants may offer nice trips and new material for textbooks. The policy makers who decide what is thought in school and who gets to receive grants, work under major politicians who run individual sectors of public institutions.
These brings me to the second branch that studies history, Secret societies. The majority of influential political figures through out the US history have been Freemasons or have been associated with secret societies such as Skull and Bones and the Bohemian Grove. In their positions of power they ultimately decide what information and services are given and withheld from the public. Manly P. Hall a prominent Freemason in his time gave many lectures about the ancient civilizations and the origin of religions. In his books and talks he speaks of mythical civilizations like Atlantis or Lemuria like it was historical fact. At the top levels of these societies history is studied in relation to mythology and ancient occult traditions.
Their knowledge has remained within their organization for decades has been passed down through different groups down the ages as far back as ancient Babylon. Many of these groups still practice ancient rituals and worship the same gods their ancestors did in the ancient past. At the Bohemian Grove top level politicians engage in mock sacrifices to a giant Owl statue representing the Babylonian god Molech. Ancient Egyptian traditions are also preserved by this group. The Washington monument is actually and Egyptian obelisk and its one of three that stand where the influence of secret societies is the greatest. The other two lay in the City of London and in the court if the Vatican.
The third group that studies history are what I like to call renegade historians. Mainstream scientists calls this group pseudo scientists and they spend a great deal of energy questioning the legitimacy of their ideas. The renegade historians study a type of history better known as alternative history. Many alternative history authors have suggested that civilization is older than modern science is willing to accept. Like secret societies, their theories seek to reconcile ancient myth with physical ruins. Prominent alternative history authors like Graham Hancock have suggested that the similarity between ancient cultures is a result of a common influence. Many authors have suggested that this mother civilization that gave birth to many of the ancient civilizations around the world was Atlantis.
Alternative historians bring forth information that threatens the established point of view of history. While Freemasons may agree with many of the ideas brought forth by alternative historians they are not ridiculed by their beliefs because they do not publicly disclose them. Accordingly the public is also divided when it comes to an understanding of the past. The first group blindly accepts and does not question the mainstream view of history. This groups is quick to denounce those who question the establishment. The second group questions the establishment and seeks answers in alternative history and secret societies. The third group is an elite group at the top of secret societies. This group knows and was guarded the true knowledge about the human history. Throughout history the kings and rulers, priests and upper class have always kept knowledge from the general population. Knowledge is power and in a socially stratified society the people at the top guard their power through the withholding of knowledge.
The end of the Mayan Calendar, December 21, 2012 has been looming for decades over the minds of millions of people worldwide. Everyone seems to have a personal theory what is to occur on that date. Cultures like the Hindu and ancient Greeks shared similar views about the future destiny of mankind. The Hindu believe that the human race goes through cycles of creation. Inside these cycles humans follow two paths. The ascending journey in the cycle brings one closer to a golden age on earth, a time of peace harmony and love. The descending journey results in great disharmony and war. The hindus believed that this cycle was divided infour parts or yugas. From descending to ascending order they are Kali Yuga, Dwapara Yuga, Treta Yuga and Satya Yuga, . The Greeks shared this notion as well, and adopted the idea into their mythologies. They called the yugas, the ages of man. The lowest and least spiritually enlighten was the Iron age, followed by the Bronze, Silver and finally the Golden age. A descent into the Kali or Iron age from the golden age takes approx. 12,500 years. After this humanity begins its ascension back to the golden age. The entire process lasts a period of approx 25,920 years. Half of the time spend falling in spiritual wisdom and the other half gaining it back. In Astronomy this cycle of time is known as the precession of the equinoxes. It is the amount of time it takes the constellations to make an entire rotation across the night sky. The ancients were also aware of this cycle and Plato called it the Great Year.
In the late 1800’s a woman by the name of Helene P. Blavasky created a group for exploring ancient mysteries and myth. The name of this organization is known as Theosophy. Blavasky was a proponent of the ideas of the Greeks and Hindus regarding human history. She suggested that Humanity is currently the fifth race to inhabit this planet. Blavasky describes how before the humans were the Atlanteas, before them existed the Lemurians, before them the Hyperboreans and the first race was a shapeless race with non physical bodies. She suggested that each race lives for 26,000 years and them is replaced by the next race. The indigenous population direct descendants of the Maya and the Inca have proposed similar ideas to those of Blavasky. They describe how the earth was populated by a race of giants in the past.