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Stonehenge Revealed

By Leonard Farra

The 5,000 year old Stonehenge monument, in Wiltshire, has fascinated scholars for centuries and tourists flock to see it from around the world. In its first phase Stonehenge consisted of a large earth circle enclosed within a 6ft high chalk wall and an outer ditch. Within the outer circle there were 56 circular holes known as the Aubrey Holes. Three hundred later 80 bluestones, each weighing up to four tonnes, were brought to the site from the Prescelly mountains in Wales and, in a central position ,at right angles to the avenue, they were arranged in the form of two large concentric U’s. Another change occurred around 2,100 b.c.e , when a circle of sarsen stones , a natural sandstone, with a continuous run of lintels, was constructed. Within this circle there were five pairs of sarsens in the form of a huge horseshoe, each pair supporting a lintel, and the bluestones were re-arranged in oval form in the new formation. At some stage, two concentric henges were created on raised banks around Stonehenge so it now consisted of a series of concentric circles around a central U shaped enclosure. Archaeologists have recently produced a map under the surface of Stonehenge, and the surrounding area, and although they know a lot more about this mysterious site, some people believe that they have not provided a satisfactory explanation of its purpose.

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I read about Mollie Carey’s fascinating visions at the site many years ago ,(1) but it was only recently that I found her own account on the Internet. Mollie Carey claimed to have discovered some previously unknown carvings on the stones but her visions are far more sensational . She said that one night when she was visiting Stonehenge, the Heel Stone, outside the main circle, began to glow . It took the form of a snake and from its mouth emerged a man. Fires were burning outside the circle and highly civilised people, dressed in colourful clothes, were celebrating. Now, this is where the story gets really intriguing for says that she became aware of a catastrophe in which much the world’s population perished. The ‘sky-people, she felt,’ came down to help the survivors of a submerged continent some of whom reached the British Isles and the Americas. With regard to the snake, she knew it was a symbol associated with these sky-people. http://www.egyouth.fsnet.co.uk/.

Mollie Carey’s vision is fascinating but what has it got to do with Stonehenge ? The best way to answer this question is to see what the Ancients, themselves, said about their past . What their legends, especially the more informative ones, say is that Earth was once visited by human-like beings who appeared to man dressed in long white robes and whose symbol was the serpent. They say that the visitors helped civilise man but when some people misused the technology given to them and became evil, and ignored warnings about their behaviour, the ‘star-people’ destroyed them with a great flood.

Mollie Carey said that she was aware of a lost flooded continent. However, more than one land appears to have been destroyed ,by flood, over the years, Contrary to what the Establishment would have them believe, many Native Americans say that their ancestors came to their country, not across the Bering Straits from Asia ,as is presently taught, but from lost flooded lands in the east or west. There were many early legends about submerged lands . In Western Europe, in the Middle Ages, stories were told about a lost Atlantic land called Hy Brasil .India also has its deluge legends and there are remains of a thousands of year old city off the Gulf of Cambay. Then there is the controversial rock formation off the coast of Yonaguni in Japan, which some claim to be the remains of a lost civilisation, and let’s not forget Plato’s famous story of Atlantis ,whose location has been the subject of many theories over the years, and the story of the lost continent of Mu in the Pacific. There were flood legends in Inca Peru and evidence of an earlier civilisation has been found beneath Lake Titicaca in the Andes. There are also submerged towns under the Mediterranean. Were some of these worldwide cities, or civilisations, destroyed in the Great Flood?

Mollie Carey’s Stonehenge vision appears to have been the subject of most of the hundreds of ‘allegorical’ deluge stories around the world which many people have taken literally. A few contain obscure references to the ‘sky-gods’, which only initiates understood, (2 ) but most describe how only two people, and sometimes some animals, were saved and that from them are descended the entire human race. Often, a local hill, or mountain, is identified as the place where the vessel of the survivors came to rest.(3 ) The deluge legend of the North American Hopi( 4) and the claimed ‘place of origin’ of some of the Central American Native peoples are related and the latter was symbolised in stone in some of the latters’s cities. (5) That its location has confused scholars comes as no surprise as they fail to appreciate that numerous early sources ,such as symbolism, sacred architecture, rituals and legends, suggest that it appears to have represented the ‘craft of the sky-gods’ from which the people emerged ‘after the Flood’ (6)

There are many suggestions of early contact between the Old and New Worlds such as Egypt’s cocaine mummies and the sunken Roman vessel reportedly found in Brazil several years ago. However, there is much more to this story for there were numerous versions of the sky-god religion around the Early World, just as there are of Christianity today. For example, a deluge legend from Ancient India tells of the rescue of a highly regarded man, Manu, from a lost flooded land ( 7 ) and the indications are that the celestial beings who accompanied him were Creator Gods in some Central American religions . (8) And bearing this in mind, it shouldn’t come entirely as a surprise that the symbolic layout of the Central American ‘place of origin’ was reproduced in an underground complex in Giza, Egypt . (9) Sceptics might say this is just a coincidence. However, a related form of symbolism , used in Incan Peru (10) was associated with the Osiris linked Afterlife traditions in Egypt.(11) It was also alluded to in some Egyptian rituals ( 12) and in those of other Early World peoples.

With regard to Stonehenge, it was neither a residence, nor a fortified enclosure, and the cremated human bones found in the Aubrey Holes suggest that it wasn’t a healing sanctuary unless they were medical disasters. And if was a sacred place where the ancestors were worshipped, as some scholars suggest, how do they explain the site’s astronomical alignments and its symbolism? Apart from the lintels, the plan of each of Stonehenge’s later phases was not unique as U shapes and concentric circles feature in rock art and were created in stone in some Stone Age sites around the world such as at Tustrup in Denmark where a central standing stone , in a U shaped enclosure, was aligned to the midsummer sunrise and where fiery rituals were enacted . (13)

Some of the early stones at Stonehenge are missing but their known positions ,and number, suggest that they may have represented the star-people who were symbolised in the form of standing stones in some early cultures.( 14 ) With regard to the Heel Stone , which played a major role in Mollie Carey’s vision, it was originally one of a pair which may have represented a gateway between secular and sacred ground. After its companion was removed, it was given a new symbolic role (15) in which the sun rose over its summit on the summer solstice. Could it be that it represented the civilising god whom, in some cultures,‘ came to Earth from the sun’ ( a disc) and who was widely associated with a serpent ? And although this might be no more than a coincidence, it’s worth noting that Quetzalcoatl, the Aztec civilising god , whose temple was circular, was depicted looking out from the mouth of a snake. (16 ) Serpent linked traditions, customs, and snake dances were popular in many early cultures and in England they were suppressed by the Church around the 12th century. Did they date back,in Wiltshire, to the Stonehenge era?

According to the Mayan and Hindu calendars, the present age began, and the previous one ended, 5100 years ago. Around that time, there was climate change, and flooding, in many parts of the world. Several civilisations arose ‘fully developed ’and many tribes were on the move settling into new lands. This was also a pivotal time for the Ancient Brits (17) Major changes were made to the landscape and ‘the first phase of Stonehenge began’. The advanced Sumerians , who settled in Iraq among the less developed population at that time, stated that the Flood was caused by the Annunaki whose leaders appear to have been the entities who were revered as gods in numerous early cultures. That’s another fascinating story which I have covered in my three Pleiades Legacy books.

If we remove the stones from the plan of Stonehenge , we are left with a circular enclosure and a long path that’s now known as ‘The Avenue’. This form of symbolism appears in Stone Age rock art and in the layout of early Stone Age sites in the Middle East, Pakistan and India. (18 ) It was also the plan of a sacred site used in the rituals of a Stone Age cult, a 100 years ago ,in ceremonies relating to the Earth visit of a serpent ,and Pleiades, linked civilising god. (19 ). The Pleiades were featured in traditions throughout the Early World. They were associated with the Flood, agriculture, and the civilisers of man and they regulated many calendars such as those of the Babylonians and the Maya. Some tribes believe that their ancestors came from these stars and one tribe ,whose traditions are ‘sky-god’ linked, claims that their people return there when they die.(20)

Both of the two main Celtic festivals, Beltaine and Samhain, began with the rising of the Pleiades. Samhain, the origin of Halloween, which was held on the first of November, was a window into the Otherworld when the dead returned to Earth. The Festival of the Dead was celebrated by many early people at that time and it was Pleiades linked .Colonel. J, Garnier wrote that ‘In Mexico, the festival of the dead was held on the 17th November and was regulated by the Pleiades. It began at sunset and , at midnight, as that constellation approached the zenith, a human sacrifice, says Prescott, was offered up to avert the dread calamity which they believed impended over the human race. They had a tradition that the world had been previously destroyed and they dreaded that a similar catastrophe at the end of a cycle would annihilate the human race. Garnier adds that, according to Ellis, in the Society Islands the Pleiades linked festival of the dead ‘was viewed as a national acknowledgement to the gods’. (21 )

Stonehenge was once a prominent feature in the landscape, among a complex of circles, burial mounds, and ceremonial paths, and ,bearing in mind that sky-god linked celebrations were taking place, when it was in use, throughout the world, it’s not unreasonable to suggest that it too was a sacred site dedicated to the worship of these serpent linked star people. (22) Mollie Carey suggested that ‘Tiahuanaco in Bolivia ties up with Stonehenge and Avebury’ which is twenty odd miles north of Stonehenge. Although there is no obvious connection between Tiahuanaco and Stonehenge, other than a probable ‘sky-god’ link, there was similar sky-god symbolism at Tiahuanaco and Avebury and also in, Egypt, Babylon, Assyria, parts of Asia, and Central America .(23 )

Based upon reports of surviving Stone Age cults, tribal customs, and various Early World religious traditions, we can surmise that the following ceremonies may have taken place at Stonehenge. Astronomer priests informed the people of the time to celebrate the peoples’ major religious festivals. These probably took place on the solstices and equinoxes, to which numerous ancient sites were aligned, and it’s likely that the rising of the Pleiades was an important feature in these events. At a prescribed time, the priests summoned the people to gather together, possibly by blowing trumpets. The congregation, led by richly garmented priests and dignitaries, proceeded along The Avenue towards the Stonehenge circle and they stopped to pay homage to the god represented by the Heel Stone. Only those permitted were allowed to enter the sacred circle. Women and children had to stay at a distance and were not allowed to take part in many of the rituals which may have included animal ,or human, sacrifice. Fires were lit around Stonehenge and there may have been serpent dances to celebrate the dawn of a new era and the return of the ‘star gods’. Stonehenge appears to have been the equivalent of a cathedral and similar ceremonies may have taken place in hundreds of other stone circles in Britain and in many other countries around the world.

The Bimini Road is a controversial underwater rock formation near North Bimini in the Bahamas.

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The Bimini Road, sometimes called the Bimini Wall, is an underwater rock formation near North Bimini island in the Bahamas. The Road consists of a 0.8 km (0.50 mi)-long northeast-southwest linear feature composed of roughly rectangular to subrectangular limestoneblocks. Various claims have been made for this feature being either a wall, road, pier, breakwater, or other man-made structure.

Some alternative scholars claim that it’s man-made whilst sceptics insist that it’s only natural. Starting from 1974, Dr. David Zink began a series of underwater expeditions to research this controversial site and medium Carol Huffstickler , who accompanied him, had the impression that there was an Earth visit from the Pleiades around 30,000 years ago. She said of the visitors that ‘they must surely have seemed as gods to the earthlings they visited.(24} There is no evidence, at present, to confirm that this visit took place but ,if it did, then could it be that advanced beings from the Pleiades came to our planet on at least two occasions, the last one being around 5,000 years ago and which was commemorated by many early people including those at Stonehenge?

References

(1) Peter Kolosimo. Not of this World. (p185)
(2) Edmond Sollberger. The Babylonian Legend of the Flood. (p25)British Museum Publications Ltd.1977
(3) George Catlin. Letters and Notes on the Manners and Customs of North American Indians. ( p178) Dover Publications. 1973
(4) Frank Waters.Book of the Hopi (p90) Penguin Books. 1977
(5) Linda Schelle and David Friedel , A Forest of Kings. (p502) William Morrow. 1990
(6) Leonard Farra. The Pleiades Legacy (The New World) (p23) Blurb.2010
(7) Donald.A.Mackenzie. Indian Myth and Legend. (p141) Gresham Publishing Company
(8) Leonard Farra. The Pleiades Legacy (The Old World) and The Pleiades Legacy (The New World) Blurb. 2010
(9) Leonard Farra . The Pleiades Legacy (The Old World) (p161-) Blurb. 2010
(10)Siegfried Huber. The Realm of the Incas (p175) Robert Hale Ltd. 1959
(11)Wm.R.Fix. Star Maps. (p77) Octopus.1979
(12) Normandi Ellis. Feasts of Light. (p107)Quest Books.1999
(13)Leonard Farra (The Pleiades Legacy (The Stone Age) (p133).Blurb. 2010
(14) Ibid .(p97, 186,209)
(15) Ibid. (p73)
(16)Jacques Soustelle .Daily Life of the Aztecs. ( p21) Phoenix Press.1961
(17) Rodney Castleden, Britain 3000 B.C. (p81) Sutton Publishing. 2003
(18)Edward Bacon. Archaeological Discoveries of the 1960’s ( p217) Cassell.1971
(19) J.G.Steele. Aboriginal Pathways (p43) University of Queensland Press. 1984
(20) Ronald Eyre on The Long Search. (p187) Collins. 1979
(21)Col. J.Garnier,The Worship of the Dead. (p5-) Chapman and Hall. 1904
(22)Leonard Farra. The Pleiades Legacy (The Stone Age) (p68-) Blurb. 2010
(23) “ “ “ “ “ (The New World) (p167) “ “
(24)Dr .David Zink.The Stones of Atlantis. ( p115/116) W.H.Allen. 1978

Copyright 2014 by Leonard Farra

About the author

Leonard Farra – is the author of the books The Pleiades Legacy and The Pleiades Legacy (The Stone Age) – The Return of the Gods and The Pleiades Legacy ( The New World). All his books can be purchased Online from Blurb.Com. His E-books can be viewed on Apple Ipad, Iphone and Ipad touch.

Leonard Farra has researched the Ancient Astronaut theory for 35 years and written four books on the subject.

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The old ships of Atlantis

Flight technology could not be an exclusive invention of current humans, there are indications that ancient civilizations like Atlantis, would have mastered this thousands of years ago.

The Wright brothers might not have been the first to fly one in a rudimentary ship, Zeppelin would not have been the first to launch an airship to the heavens.

Ancient civilizations, today lost, have left some traces that would show that they also flew using technology created in those remote years.

Alternative researchers have argued that today’s humanity would have only rediscovered the principles and technology to fly, which other civilizations thousands of years ago, already used.

Hot air balloons on the plains of Nasca

This is a possibility that has been raised by researchers: old Nasca designed and built hot air balloons that allowed them to fly over the plains, and incidentally achieve the great feat of the ancient world: Nasca Lines.

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The “astronaut” in Nasca. Credit: Diego Delso / Wikimedia commons / alaudun.blogspot.com.

According to the researcher Jim Woodman, this would be possible using the materials that the people of Nazca had available at that time. Woodman consulted Julian Nott, pioneer of the modern balloon movement.

Nott, initially skeptical, decided to test Woodman’s suggestion. A baloon was built, with the same materials from that region.

Nott said in a statement:

When Jim Woodman approached me with the idea that the people who created the Nasca lines could have seen him from the hot air balloons, I was intrigued but remained skeptical. Even successfully we flew in a balloon that could have been built by the people of Nasca a thousand years ago. And while I don’t see any evidence that the Nasca civilization has flown, it is beyond doubt that they could have flown. ”

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Nasca’s hot air balloon. Courtesy: nott.com

Nott adds that, «if the Nasca people flew, why not other civilizations could have done it?

Vimanas: flying ships in ancient India

According to the Vedas, ancient texts of India, the Vimanas were related to religious mysticism; However, over the years, researchers found factors (in the manuscripts) that could reveal advanced technology in ancient times.

The writings present in museums in India and universities, have detailed descriptions of airplanes built in the remote past. The texts describe the use of advanced technology, characteristics of the construction of ships and their flight.

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Vimanas Representation

In addition, the Vedas mention air wars and a atomic war originated between an ancient city of what is now northern India and another unknown location somewhere in the gobi desert.

Indeed, a region of the Gobi desert stands out for the presence of green glass nodule and radioactivity. It should be noted that vitrification occurs when the soil is exposed to very high temperatures.

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Possible vimana in an old Indian text

Another ancient text, El Ramayana, describe the vimanas as follows:

The Vimanas were shaped like a sphere and sailed through the heavens raising a strong wind. Men aboard the Vimanas could thus cover great distances in a surprisingly short period of time, since the man who was driving did so at will by flying from the bottom up, from the top down, forward or backward. ”

Airships of Atlantis

The Atlantis, the mythical city that was buried by the waters after a terrible catastrophe, remains part of the mystery to this day.

Ancestral technology: the ancient ships of Atlantis
Representation of an airship of Atlantis

References from this ancient and possible place date back to Plato, who described it as “a great island beyond the columns of Hercules.”

Over the years, other researchers have pinpointed its location near the Bimini Islands in the Caribbean.

Far apart from the enigma of its own existence, it is mentioned that Atlantis possessed advanced technology, created by a sophisticated civilization which would have used artifacts, ships, and other devices that would even surpass those existing today.

It is described that the “lost continent” (as some people call it) possessed technology such as underwater ships, motorized ships, a crystal of enormous power that provided energy to the city. But there is something, which has been mentioned very little: airships that could cross the sky of Atlantis, and they would have even explored the rest of the world.

An author who first discussed the possibility of flight technology in ancient times is William Scott-Elliot in his book «The Story of Atlantis and the Lost Lemuria»(«The History of Atlantis and Lost Lemuria»), published in 1909.

Ancestral technology: the ancient ships of Atlantis
Sumerian art representation. An old vimana?

Scott-Elliot mentions advanced technology: airplanes that crossed the skies in silence being driven by an energy lost in the past and unknown today (the ether?)

However, the Scott-Elliot version is not based on direct evidence, it is based on sessions of «Remote Vision» in which he manifested to visualize the ancient machines of Atlantis.

According to Scott-Elliot, the ships of Atlantis were not constructed of metal or wood, but of a material not known at present, of great hardness, strength and low weight. Some metals were also used, but in a strange alloy, mainly red and white.

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Representation of possible water vehicle in the remote past

He also mentions that the ships had a boat shape and glowed in the dark as if they were coated with a special paint.

Some scholars believe that Atlantis might exist at the same time as lost civilizations of ancient India, so they could establish business relations; This was 15,000 to 20,000 years ago.

And if both civilizations existed at the same time, it would explain the presence of flight technology in both possible ancient cultures. We may not have been the first to fly, and that action was just a memory we lost in time.

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A mummy “speaks again” 3,000 years after her death

The mummy of Nesyamun, belongs to a priest who lived during the reign of Pharaoh Ramses XI about 3,000 years ago, and was found in the Karnak temple, near Luxor.

Nesyamun dedicated his life to reciting prayers and singing to the god Amun. Today, three millennia after his death, Nesyamun has spoken again.

A team of scientists at Leeds Hospital, has put the monkey in an X-ray scanner, studied his vocal tract and rebuilt it with a 3D printer.

The result is a brief sound, similar to the vowel e, which according to the researchers would be the voice of Nesyamun that rumbled in the Karnak temple.

“We are seeing if we could create some words or a song of Nesyamun by means of a computer simulation,” anticipates electronic engineer David Howard, project leader with archaeologist John Schofield.

Howard is the inventor of an amazing “vocal tract organ,” a musical instrument that plays vocals through a keyboard connected to electronic laryngs and 3D-printed tracts from real-person scanners.

In 2016, in a Victorian hall of his university, the engineer used his peculiar organ to perform alongside a soprano the O mio babbino caro, an aria from an opera by Puccini.

Scientists have only obtained a vowel from Nesyamun because they have limited themselves to trying to recreate the sound that the tract would emit in the configuration in which it was mummified.

“His tongue shrank, probably from dehydration. If we were to reproduce his speech we would have to create a language with a form that seems reasonable to his mouth,” underlines Howard, from the University of London.

The 3D printing of the vocal tract of Nesyamun is based on a technique proposed by the Belgian engineer and bass-baritone Bertrand Delvaux.

In his opinion, the investigation with the mummy of Nesyamun “opens a new world of possibilities: the recreation of voices of the past to study how the characteristics of the voice evolve over time.”

For Delvaux, the disintegration of some mummy tissues, such as their soft palate, does not prevent obtaining an outline of their original voices.

Howard’s team underscores the potential of his research to “thrill and inspire” the public, helping to spread the history of mankind.

The authors also point to another possible application for the future: to help recover the voice of people who have run out of larynx after a tumor.

And Howard recognizes a third possibility: to use the vocal tract of the Egyptian priest Nesyamun for his musical concerts.

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They will scan the Great Pyramid of Giza with cosmic rays to identify a mysterious hidden chamber

A team of Japanese archaeologists plans to ‘bomb’ with cosmic rays, the Great Pyramid of Giza, to confirm the existence of a mysterious inner chamber that was detected in a previous investigation.

The huge building has three chambers: the underground chamber, the chamber of the Ruler and the chamber of the Pharaoh himself. All three have a common corridor, and the largest of them is the Great Gallery. Its height is almost 9 meters, length – 46, and width – 2 meters. Two chambers – the Ruler and the Pharaoh, have two, so-called, air mines. They were discovered by robots working indoors from 1990 to 2010.

In 2016, researchers from Nagoya University and the High Energy Accelerator Research Organization announced that they had discovered an unknown cavity 30 meters long right in the center of the Great Pyramid of Giza.

Credit: Asahi Shimbun

It was located on the Great Gallery, a passage that connects the burial chamber of the Pharaoh Jufu with a tunnel that leads to the outside. The chamber is now known as «the great void».

To find it, they used a technology known as ‘cosmic ray images‘, using an imaging technique that uses subatomic particles called muons in the same way that X-ray images are used. Muons are created when cosmic rays hit our atmosphere. These subatomic particles are incredibly effective to penetrate thick layers of solid material and can cross up to a kilometer of solid mother rock.

The discovery of this unknown chamber in the Great Pyramid was taken with skepticism by some parts of the archeological community, and the Egyptian government recently asked a team of archaeologists to confirm the findings.

Resuming the investigation

Now, researchers from the University of Kyushu (Japan) expressed interest in “verifying previous findings” using the same technique used in the first study, a process that involves placing special plates in and around the pyramid, which collect particles of cosmic rays (the aforementioned muons) that rain through the atmosphere and are then absorbed or deflected by hard surfaces.

The researchers will install a muon detector in the Chamber and they will let it work for a month. Muon radiography findings will be used in combination with drone studies to determine if there really is a hidden secret chamber in the pyramid.

Sakuji Yoshimura, who directs the project and his team, is confident that this new study sheds some light on the unknown parts of the interior of this famous Egyptian structure, located on the outskirts of Cairo (Egypt) and built around the year 2,500 BC, and hope to publish their findings on this investigation.

References: The Archeology News Network

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