I've never understood the resistance to search for our long gone ancestors. I don't mean evolutionary hominids, I mean those whose civilizations thrived for who knows how long, then abruptly disappeared. Vanishing from a cataclysm remembered world-wide as a deluge and fire. Author Graham Hancock has spent decades searching, researching, and exploring our historical past. Two of his books, Fingerprints of the Gods and Magicians of the Gods, are concerned with remaining 'evidence' from ancient civilizations. I think he's on to something with the onset of the Younger Dryas as the destructive culprit. The incredibly odd structures and figures found at Gobekli Tepe are from roughly the same time as the cosmic event resulting in the abrupt return of the ice age - some 12,000 years ago. Likely culprit: Fragmentary comet.
My instincts tell me that what Hancock postulates is likely. Like many people, learning to trust my instincts is a trial-and-error life long process. Yet my 'gut feeling' about ancient civilizations (collectively think Atlantis) is that they were real, highly evolved in some ways, lesser evolved in others, but definitely different in many aspects. That feeling has been with me always. So, naturally since I believed that grand civilizations existed prior to our history, I would gravitate towards books, articles, people, and imagery that lead in that direction. That's the Law of Attraction in action along with another sage action - when the student is ready the teacher appears. These two are carry-over knowledge from the Old Ones.
|Olmec feathered serpent|
I think it was in Junior High School (Middle School these days) that a world history class covered the Spanish Conquest of Central and much of South America. How could a relative handful of Spaniards defeat multitudes of Aztecs and others? It was reputed that the native Americans honored the "feathered serpents" who taught them civilization in the remote past. These wise men, serpents, pledged to return again one day. Thus the watch for the arrival of bearded white men. Alas, they paused in wonder at horses and firearms for too long, before realizing the Spanish weren't the teachers of old.
The concept of something that ancient is quite repellent to many. Since the imagery for feathered/winged serpents/snakes are world-wide and very old, there's something to it. What irritates some even more is that serpent/snake depicts not a reptile, but denotes a wise man, one who knows the laws and uses them. Why wings or feathers? How else to describe a wise person who arrives from the sky? And, it seems, flew to many, many, places to essentially do the same thing - teach primitive peoples how to civilize.
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Not all people were destroyed in the cataclysm. Not all knowledge was lost. Whether preserved by an ark or buried symbols and instructions at a place like Gobekli-Tepe, remnants of our ancestors survived. Some, like the Sphinx and Gobekli-Tepe may have been preserved just prior to the destruction to protect knowledge for those of the future. These people were not dumb. This means something: ( H ) but what? Somebody went to a lot of trouble to pass along to us that image/symbol/marker.
How do you preserve and transmit knowledge over a course of tens of thousands of years? Carefully. Deliberately. Using markers that would be universal in understanding, regardless of culture or language. Thus, I suspect, the uncanny alignment of ancient structures with the position of sunrise/sunset on the equinoxes. That's observable to anyone and everyone, anywhere, everywhere on Earth. Note the dominant star cluster (constellation) at that moment and a specific position in space and time is made. Knowledge of the Earth's wobble, precession, leads to a map of time. These were not stupid people.
I recall, when first introduced to Classical history, Egypt - Greece - Rome, how each of these exalted civilizations had fanciful "myths" about various gods and demi-gods, and all such nonsense. I mean, really, did the educated Greeks seriously tip-toe around a capricious Zeus? Yet the "Mythology" is there, written about, depicted, and to a large degree, honored. What was the source of these almost supernatural personalities? At once so human, yet endowed with super-human powers? Corrupted tales from the lore of the Old Ones?
Use Atlantis as a universal term to describe any number of pre-cataclysmic civilizations. I have a hunch many were thriving during the last ice age, their "fingerprints" now deep under water. That pushes civilizations back a long, long, time as considered in our historic era. Who were they, and what were they like? Oh, wouldn't we want to know! I think we would. Just look at the ancient stone structures that survived. Doubtful we could construct such as them today. Yet there they are. Old. Very, very, old. They want to tell us something. But we have to listen.
Thus the realm of the hunch, instinct, and inspiration. There were different technologies in play. Same physics, of course, but I suspect understandings and applications of physical components we only dabble. Harmonics, possibly. Certainly electrical frequencies. Understand and master a higher law, say heat, and you have control over lesser frequencies - they melt. Or, cook. You're in control. Of course, if you don't know what you're doing, you could burn down everything including yourself. Therefore, only educated people are allowed to play with fire.
Wizards. Magic. Dragons. Great beasts. Hobbit houses. Energy flowing through the ground into every house and dwelling. Flying anywhere. Sailing everywhere. One serves oneself by serving another. Do not unto another what you would not want them to inflict on you. May the Force be with you.
The list goes on, and on. I really don't believe it's "imagination" at play. I think it's tapping into whatever it is that imprints the universe. A "universal" memory, so to speak. Artists know what I'm referring to. So to anyone who's ever had a sudden moment of mental clarity to solve a problem, find a solution, locate a missing something. Intuition. Creative process. Many names. Mercury, perhaps. Hermes.
Whether civilized or more primitive society, our ancestors knew of the great beasts that also disappeared with the cataclysm creating the Younger Dryas. So it's no surprise that "monsters" have been with humans in all of recorded history. There may have been a time when our more distant relations knew of surviving dinosaurs.
I suspect that the closer we get to these ancient ones, the more we will find of what we today consider psychic talents. Many of the processes we need technology for (consider your smart phone and everything behind it) I think the Old Ones by-passed for a more direct energy-to-energy contact using glands/organs perhaps now receded in contemporary brains. It's all a matter of creating and tapping into certain frequencies, the methods may vary. Induction can charge a cell phone battery. Perhaps it's the same process as someone being rejuvenated by another's prayer.
Why the historical animosity to para-normal applications of universal frequencies? I think it has to do with understanding. Perhaps a variation on Arthur C. Clark's observation Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. I would consider the ability to consciously access universal information an advanced technology to be sure!
Where we lose by ignoring the Old Ones or destroying vestiges of their knowledge, is contemporary benefit. For example, Author and Dowser (pendulum) Dan Baldwin wrote a book, They Are Not Yet Lost, about a team of people who are genuine psychics (many types) who volunteer their time to work with law enforcement (on request) to help locate missing persons. Baldwin provides several true cases where information from universal frequencies, accessed by several people in different manner, lead to or greatly aided finding lost persons.
These talents are real and everyone has the potential. It appears to me that these were "technologies" greatly advanced by many of the ancient civilizations. And, yes, when encountering someone who neither understands or practices such skills, the lesser may regard the higher as a "god" or someone possessing supernatural powers.
The teaching continues, albeit not always recognized. Earlier I noted a very old teaching for living a better quality of life - don't do anything to someone else that you wouldn't want them to inflict on you. That's a fairly easy to understand concept and, when practiced, makes for a society with greater freedom and prosperity. Then, along comes some bearded white man who ramps up the frequency: Do unto others as you wish them to do unto you. A higher frequency thought. Treat others the way I want them to treat me? Profound.
Not every "gets it." Those who don't get it, can't. And it pisses them off. So, they kill off the teacher (or at least chase him out of the country.) Too late. The teaching has been given. The idea is alive and for those that can master it, will experience a more satisfying life experience.
We've learned that cataclysmic events happen. Not just in the impossible-to-imagine past, but in the dim fringe of human memory. Like any terrain, our Sun and Earth move through areas of the galaxy that are more or less crammed with debris, intense vibrations, and any manner of cosmic force that may cause abrupt changes in the interplay of earth, fire, air and water. If we know the approach of a rough neighborhood, perhaps we can store the valuables for those who survive or come later. We'd do that. So did they.