||Yahweh and the Hebrews
||Enki and the Sumerians
||Thoth and the Egyptians
||Quetzalcoatl and the American Indians
||The Dogons and Sirius
||Megaliths and Sacred Sites
||The Old Equator
||Metamorphosis and Ancient Gods
||Ancient Underground Mysteries
||More Ancient Mysteries
||Gravity Mind and Spirit
||Evolution, Race and Language
||References and Index
"Newton looked at the whole universe and all that is in it as a riddle, as
a secret that could be read by applying pure thought to certain evidence,
certain mystic clues which God had laid about the world to allow a sort of
philosophers treasure hunt for the esoteric brotherhood. He believed that
these clues were to be found partly in the heavens partly in certain papers
and traditions handed down by the brethren By pure thought, by concentration
of mind, the riddle, he believed, would be revealed to the initiate (John
Maynard Keyes, the Royal Society, Newton Tercentenary Celebrations, 1947).
We would like to join Newton in his quest to solve the riddle of the universe.
In addition to pure thought, the gods have left many clues to aid us in our
quest. Thanks to Newton and others, science has given us advanced tools like
computers to study the past, analyze the present and predict the future.
Geologists and geneticists have vastly improved dating techniques. The new
science of archaeoastronomy has helped us date and better understand important
signs of the past.
Three of the most important footprints of ancient gods on earth are the Great
Pyramid of Giza, the old temple of Jerusalem, and the ancient temple mound
at Ollantaytamba, Peru. All are ancient and among the strongest, most enduring
and heaviest stone structures ever built. Many books have been written about
these ancient signs, more ancient than many old school historians will admit.
We will place these ancient megalithic structures in a new light. In our
pursuit of factual information about ancient megaliths we are led to an esoteric
knowledge. We thank Hancock and Bauval for the above and following quotes,
and share their search for both scientific and esoteric knowledge.
The ground plan and symbols of the pyramids and the Sphinx appear to be connected
to certain powerful religious and cosmological ideas set out in ancient Egyptian
funerary and rebirth texts and in the so-called Hermetic writings. These
express the philosophy Aas above, so below@ and advocate the drawing down
to each of cosmic powers as an essential step in mankind's quest for knowledge
of the divine and immortality of the soul. And I, said Hermes, will make
mankind intelligent, I will confer wisdom on them, and make known to them
the truth. I will never cease to benefit thereby the life of mortal men;
and them will I benefit, each one of them, when the force of nature working
in him is in accord with the movement of the stars above (Hancock 1996, 131-132).
We will trace this divine idea of "on earth as in heaven" to Thoth in Egypt
and Ningishzidda, son of Enki in Sumer. We hope that Hermes will confer wisdom
on us and make known to us the truth. We are reminded that Jesus taught us
to seek the truth, and the truth shall set us free. He also prayed to His
God Yahweh, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. God the Father
is a hidden God who reveals himself to man. Seek the truth and God will reveal
it to you. This theme is repeated throughout the Bible and throughout this
book. Another version is knock and the door shall be opened to you. Guess
who has to open the door?
Our current Judeo-Christian tradition gives us a spiritualistic monotheism
with a supernatural heaven and hell mythology that is vastly different from
ancient mythologies. The Sumerians and the Egyptians certainly had a more
naturalistic view of heaven with stars and planets. The ancient gods usually
looked like humans or animals. They got sick, they died, and many divine
beings even married the daughters of men and had children, called demigods).
When the ancient gods went to heaven, they ascended into the sky. The ancient
gods were not disembodied souls but embodied divine spirits, teachers, kings
and priests. They had superhuman knowledge and capabilities, but that did
not make them supernatural. As you join us in our search for ancient wisdom
and truth, keep an open mind that Hermes, Thoth, Enki and Yahweh may have
been real natural beings, even if we call them gods. Newton and Einstein
used terms like the Divine Architect, the Old Man and the Creator. We believe
the gods may have come from nearby stars in our immense galaxy. They came
from the heavens to earth. These same gods who civilized mankind also confused
our languages, so it is no surprise that communication with them and about
them is difficult. We have to search and believe in order to find many hidden
The above quotes from Keyes and Newton are inspired. Real words of wisdom
may come from divinely inspired humans, or they may come from the gods. He
who has ears to hear, let him hear.
We live in an interesting time as we learn more about ourselves and the cosmos.
I recently read that 90 percent of the mass and energy in the universe consist
of dark matter. We don't know much about dark matter, but many astrophysicists
believe some of it has anti-gravity or anti-matter properties. I also recently
learned that the Sirius system has three stars, and Sirius B is made of
degenerate matter which is very dense. We don't know much about this stuff
either. We have no first-hand experience with dark matter or degenerate matter,
but the scientists who know the most about these subjects are sure they exist.
We should believe them until a better explanation comes along, because their
theories are based on observations about the physical universe and confirmed
with mathematical models.
More archaeologists, geneticists and historians are learning more every year
about the earth and our past. We have learned that the Great Pyramid and
the Sphinx are older than Egyptian civilizations, and they have celestial
orientations that can be used to determine their age. Graham Hancock has
been studying ancient mysteries for more than ten years. The Great Sphinx
and the Great Pyramid are central to his conviction that a civilization much
older than Egypt and Sumer once existed. That civilization is called Atlantis
or Mu by Hancock and many others.
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A gigantic statue, with a lion body and the head of a man, gazes east from
Egypt along the thirtieth parallel. It is a modality, carved out of the limestone
bedrock of the Giza plateau, two hundred and forty feet long and sixty-six
feet high Once it was believed to be an eternal God. Then amnesia ensnared
it and it fell into an enchanted sleep. Indeed we think it possible that
the Sphinx and The Great Pyramid may offer knowledge of the genesis of
civilization itself (Hancock 1996, 3-6). Hancock and his co-author Bauval
use geological, architectural and archaeoastronomical data to find the Sphinx
and the megalithic foundation stones of the Great Pyramid to be more than
twelve thousand years old. Bauval is experienced in using astronomical alignments
to date ancient temples, and his computerized calculations are worth noting.
We also note that Siculus, a first-century B.C. historian, wrote that the
pyramids do not have the appearance of being the slow handiwork of men but
look like a sudden creation, as though they had been made by some god and
set down bodily in the surrounding sand (ibid. 3).
Many of us agree with Siculus that building the Great Pyramid of Giza exceeded
the abilities of the Egyptians. Many serious students of the Great Pyramid
believe it to be built by an ancient pre-Egyptian civilization such as Atlantis.
I believe it was divine architects from the heavens who helped plan and build
the Great Pyramid, and I will present arguments to support this view.
Plato is the source of most historical information about Atlantis. His student
Aristotle was skeptical about the Atlantis story, since it did not fit well
into his world view. It does not fit well in my world view either. What language,
writing and numerical system did the seafaring Atlanteans use? Did they make
a genetic contribution to the Atlantic seacoasts? To date, no genetic or
cultural contribution from Atlantis or any other civilization older than
Egypt has been found in the Americas or anywhere along the shores of the
This book is about ancient civilizations, their temples, their gods and other
signs of a divine architect. We will delve into some of the mysteries about
the sudden rise of civilization in Sumer in the Tigris-Euphrates River Valley
and in Egypt in the Nile River Valley. The Sumerians and the Egyptians were
quite interested in the stars, especially Sirius. We will study the beliefs
of the Dogons, an African tribe that has unexplainable knowledge of the Sirius
star system, including knowledge of the invisible white star Sirius B. Both
the Egyptians and the Sumerians knew about precession. Due to a slow wobble
of the earth's axis, like a top, it takes twenty-six thousand years for the
stars to cycle through the twelve zodiac signs. You need accurate observations
and written records over hundreds of years to discover precession. We are
again led back to Atlantis or divine teachers.
Egyptian archaeologists found extensive hieroglyphs in a pyramid documenting
the ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead. In this definitive book of Egyptian
religion, the god Thoth weighed the heart of the dead pharaoh to see if it
would deserve to go to heaven. If it did, it would be transmigrated through
the Milky Way to the stars (Sirius). Both the Egyptians and the Sumerians
believed that a group of divine beings came from the stars, from heaven.
They are often called the olden gods. The scholar Zacharia Sitchin calls
them the heaven and earth gods. Other names for the olden gods and their
companions are the lofty ones, guardians, watchers, divine beings, and the
shining ones. Both the Sumerians and the Egyptians say the gods taught them
writing and civilization. Their belief in gods is more similar than their
writing. This is a strong indication of prehistoric influences, dating to
before 3100 B.C. Both the oldest myths and the oldest writings tell about
the gods bringing civilization and kingship to earth.
Some of the gods were more important and benevolent than other gods. It will
be shown that Enki, the Sumerian creator god, is similar to Ptah, the Egyptian
creator god. Enki is also similar to Viracocha, the Peruvian creator god.
Enki, Ptah and Viracocha were usually described as having human form, although
Enki is sometimes described as an amphibious being and Ptah is often shown
as a mummy. Both Enki and Ptah hibernated for long periods of time. Yahweh
or Jehovah, the God of Moses, may be one of the olden gods. He is a hidden
god who does not take human form in the Old Testament. Yahweh also disappeared
for long periods of time, like between Noah and the much later time of Abraham.
Yahweh also is silent for a long time between Jacob and Moses. Yahweh is
more of a mountain god (el shaddai) or a tribal god. He is a god who comes
down from heaven to the top of mountains. Yahweh's heaven is the sky, with
clouds, lightning and thunder.
Graham Hancock's quest for ancient mysteries led him to Peru and Bolivia.
He flew over the Nazca lines, large ancient pictographs on the ground that
can easily be seen from the air but difficult to see by land. Hancock visited
the ancient cities of Cuzco and Machu Picchu with their famous megaliths.
Huge stones, many weighing more than 100 tons were interwoven in walls, like
a jigsaw puzzle. These stone megaliths would require super-human effort to
build. The two leading theories are again that either the gods or Atlanteans
are responsible for this complex, precise, heavy stonework.
Hancock visited an even older city in Bolivia, Tiahuanaco, near Lake Titicaca.
Here he found an ancient pyramid and huge megalith with astronomical orientations
pointing to 15,000 B.C. In Central America, Hancock found many signs of a
mysterious Negro civilization dating to about 2000 B.C. How did Negroes get
to Central America before Columbus? Hancock also found signs of many bearded
Caucasians, while the native Americans are beardless Mongoloids. In Tiahuanaco
he found more pyramids and more mysteries, including accurate calendars and
predictions of the imminent end of an age. Hancock has certainly found many
important fingerprints of the gods. He found ancient fingerprints and statues
of Viracocha in South America and more recent fingerprints and statues of
Quetzalcoatl in Central America. We will take a close look at these gods.
Sitchin believes they are related to the old heaven-and-earth gods of Sumer.
The Bolivian gods may have been gold and tin miners as well as megalithic
stone builders. The gods left footprints and statues near Lake Titicaca about
the same time they brought civilization to the Fertile Crescent. This may
indeed be an important quest. Some mysteries are widespread like knowledge
of precession and exceptional calendars.
Other ancient mysteries are unique to one or two places. Long before bronze
was introduced to the New World, we find that highly skilled stone masons
in Peru and Bolivia used bronze clamps to fasten large stones. A high-strength
bronze clamp and precisely cut grooves in megalithic stone blocks in the
stone age are sure signs of lost civilizations or maybe they had help from
the gods. Another ancient mystery is the huge, precise granite spheres found
in Costa Rica. Some are more than 9 feet in diameter and weigh up to 40,000
pounds. They appear to belong to the Stone Age and were finely fashioned
at a time when metal tools were not available in America.
Other isolated ancient mysteries are discussed, including hollow stone pipes,
crystal skulls and an ancient navigational device. The many signs we will
discuss do not belong where they were found in space and time. Why do we
have mysterious signs such as huge granite Negro heads in Latin America long
before 1492? Human geneticists have found no Negro or Atlantean genes in
native American populations. If they lived in America, why are there no ancient
bones that did not descend from Asian humans? Extensive physical evidence
like bones indicate a homogeneous population of native Americans which can
be genetically traced to Asian Mongoloids about 15,000 years ago.
Our studies of the ancient heaven and earth gods found many examples of
metamorphosis. The Sumerian High God Enki came out of the sea looking like
a fish. Enki, my favorite Sumerian god, is studied in Chapter 3. Thoth, my
favorite Egyptian god is investigated in Chapter 4. Thoth usually was represented
with an Ibis head. The ancient gods usually appeared as humans or animals,
including birds and serpents. Frequently the gods appeared as half human
and half animal. Shamans of many primitive people today still dress as part
animal, usually with animal headdresses. Many searchers of truth who are
good at math have found ley lines and alignments that relate to sacred sites,
including churches and burial grounds. A ley line is a straight line or road
that goes through three or more sacred sites. Ley lines are popular among
students of sacred sites in England. Jay Alison has refined the location
of the grandfather of all alignments, a great circle that includes the following
sites: Siwa; Giza; Petra; Persepolis; Eridu; Mohenjo Daro; Angkor Wat; New
Guinea; Easter Island; Nazca; Machu Picchu; the Amazon River Valley and the
Cape Verde Islands. Because of movements of the earth's crust, Alison's great
circle may have once been the earth's equator. It also may be a sign for
There are many gods and divine mysteries to investigate. We will start with
Yahweh and his many mysteries, including the Ark of the Covenant. He is a
later god than Enki or Thoth, but he is my god. Yahweh does not want me to
have any other gods before him.