More evidence of technical skills before the Deluge

If the information in the preceding post (Physical evidence of pre-Deluge civilisations) “ fails to impress as certain evidence of wide-ranging technical abilities before Phaeton’s visit, how does one view the ruins of a well-made village at Jarmo, 30 miles (48 km) east of Kirkuk in north-eastern Iraq, where charcoal samples have been dated at 11,200 +/- 200 years … The village itself is apparently at least as old as … these dates.

The capacity to build such a village so soon after the inferred date of the Phaeton disaster was only possible if knowledge of organised construction and the requisite skills to effect it already existed among the builders. These must have been catastrophe survivors, or their immediate offspring, possessing a tradition of building techniques.

Larger relics, such as the buried remains of large well-formed boats or ships, probably as coeval with at least some of the aforementioned artefacts, have occasionally been encountered at various depths in ‘drift’ deposits. As these ships, which have been discovered in Peru, Switzerland, Russia, and South Africa, occur either in solid stone or at remarkable depths underground, and are unquestionably of great antiquity, reasonable grounds exist for regarding them as vessels which were probably overwhelmed and buried during the Phaeton disaster.”

The extracts above are also from ‘Cataclysm’ by Allan & Delair. The authors have provided a very large number of relevant references, and have also presented their case, in great depth, in a plausible manner.

The totality of events triggered by the cosmic cataclysm of about 13,000 years ago (confirmed by Firestone, West and Warwick-Smith in their book ‘The cycle of cosmic catastrophes: flood, fire, and famine in the history of civilisation’), followed by the extreme cold of the Younger Dryas (lasting about 1,400 years) probably left few survivors.

The Younger Dryas was probably caused by Phaeton drawing Earth into a temporary trajectory away from the sun. Why else would the globe suddenly freeze?

Physical evidence of pre-Deluge civilisations

There is undeniable physical evidence that technologically and astronomically advanced cultures had existed on Earth long before the Deluge. Since the great monoliths they left behind have not been explained as yet, and are allegedly beyond our current competence in construction, their origins have been left behind in explanatory limbo. Ignoring this key issue will not make it go away.

This scenario is not quite like that of the hobgoblin that one might suspect is living under one’s bed – refer my earlier posts. There is substantial evidence of advanced early civilisations.

“Among the physical evidence for exceedingly early civilisation are the innumerable stone walls retaining agricultural terraces on the slopes of the Peruvian and Bolivian Andes. These occur at several places well above the present line of perpetual snow, where cultivation is no longer possible. … they can only have attained their present elevation when the mountains were upheaved. …

Cyclopean stone ruins now 13,000 ft (4,000m) above sea level at Tiahuanacu, SSE of Lake Titicaca, and apparently similar lithic structures on islands on the lake, seem to be equally ancient. … Commenting specifically on the Tiahuanacu ruins, but in terms equally applicable to all those stone structures, Sir Clements Markham once observed: ‘The city covered a large area, built by highly skilled masons, and with the use of enormous stones. One stone is 36 ft long, weighing 170 tons … Apart from the monoliths of ancient Egypt, there is nothing to equal this … There must have been an organisation combining skill and intelligence with power and administrative ability.’

The undoubtedly genuine discovery … of a carved figurine at a great depth under ‘Pleistocene’ lava near Nampa, Idaho, represents the handiwork of some very early cultured race. So, also, do the well-made granite dishes in undisturbed auriferous (gold-bearing) gravels containing the remains of typical ‘late Pleistocene’ plants and animals … all these artefacts are very ancient indeed.”

These extracts are from ‘Cataclysm: compelling evidence of a cosmic catastrophe in 9500 BC’ by Allan & Delair.

The authors also refer to ‘carved lithic utensils’ (stone dishes, pestles, mortars), ‘bowl-shaped mortars, graceful sand stone pestles, serpentine cups and steatite tobacco pipes,’ and an ‘inscribed bowl’ bearing ‘strange, elaborate, and carefully executed script-like signs or decorative devices,’ a ‘portion of an iron chain,’ a ‘copper coin-like object,’ and a ‘beautifully fashioned plummet-like object of sienite’ ( ‘… an exhibition of the lapidiary’s skill …’).

“Such technological accomplishments bear eloquent testimony for the existence of a civilised race at this early time.” (Allan & Delair)

The birth of human civilisation

“At the heart of the controversy are the mysteries surrounding the birth of civilisation. Did we, as the academic establishment insists, emerge from the Stone Age about 5,000 years ago and only then begin the slow and painful ascent to our present ‘lofty’ heights? Or was there, in remote antiquity, a fountainhead of civilisation that rose to levels of sophistication equal if not superior to our own, and yet which vanished so completely that hardly a trace of it remains?”

So asks Douglas Kenyon in ‘Pushing back the portals of civilisation’ in ‘Forbidden History’ (edited by Kenyon).

“Titillating fragments of anomalous evidence suggest a pervasive if not advanced seafaring or even airborne culture having once existed in ancient India – for example, the identical nature of the Indus Valley script to that found at Easter Island on the other side of the Pacific Ocean. Initial reports suggest, it should be noted, that the script found recently on the Gulf of Cambay resembles the Indus Valley script. According to certain south Indian researchers, the indecipherable scripts are written in a proto-Tamil language, which would link the culture of distant Easter Island and its famous megalithic statues with ancient southern India, Kumari Kandam – an idea echoed in the lore of Easter Islanders about a lost continent to the West from which their people originated.”

“Southern India, a land whose cultural roots are said by some to stretch into an even more profound antiquity than do those of the north, suffered a similar fate. Speakers of a proto-Dravidian language, the forerunner of a family of languages spoken in the south – and some say of Sanscrit itself – entered from the northwest, the Western scholars insist. … invasion theories were necessitated by Western beliefs, at first about the Garden of Eden theory of origins and then, with the arrival of the Darwinians, beliefs about the widely held out-of-Africa theory.

But the Aryan invasion theory has been debunked. … satellite imagery now shows that the ancient Harappan civilisation of the Indus Valley, and Mohenjo-Daro, probably declined and disappeared due to climatic changes, the drying of the mythical Saraswati River, rather than to the descent of imaginary invaders. … If Sanscrit predates the world’s other languages, and if ancient civilisations existed where there are now seas, how can history be explained in modern Western terms?”

“… ancient India dates to the times out of which the Ramayana, the Mahabharata, and the ancient traditions of Tamil Nadu in the south grew. The Tamil Nadu was a land whose culture is said by some to predate that of the north, having once existed as part of Kumari Kandam and dating to a staggering 30,000 BCE. A deluge inundated Kumari Kandam, obscure texts of the Siddhanta tradition of Tamil Nadu reportedly say.”

These paragraphs are extracts from ‘The Enigma of India’s origins’ by David Lewis from ‘Forbidden History’ edited by Douglas Kenyon.

The antiquity of human civilisation, as suggested by these extracts, may now be credible. How developed, how proficient – technologically, astronomically, culturally – were the pre-Deluge civilisations?

Culture-heroes post-Deluge

“It is surely pertinent that almost all traditions which refer to culture-heroes (virtually every one of whom was active immediately after the Deluge) describe them as white, tall, bearded and invariably superior to the aboriginal peoples among whom they appeared – often suddenly – to impart laws, crafts and useful information.

One such culture-hero, Caboy by name, allegedly brought the ancestors of the Brazilian Karaya Indians out of a ‘subterranean world’ following the Great Flood. Elsewhere, another culture-hero, using a spade-like implement, dug Amerindian Deluge survivors out of a blocked-up cavern. The hill tribes known as the Pankhoos and Bungogees, who inherit the Chittagong area of Bangladesh, preserve a similar tradition. They recall how, after the recession of the Deluge waters, ‘… their ancestors came out of a cave in the earth, under the guidance of a chief named Tlandrokpah.’

The early post-diluvian activities of this culture-bearing white race are chronicled in numerous traditions distributed globally.”

“Statements like those of the Mandan Indians, who aver that shortly after the Deluge their forefathers were visited by a mysterious bearded white culture-hero who arrived in a huge wooden ship made with ‘metal tools,’ appear as valuable if fragmentary confirmation of prehistoric technological abilities.”

“Strangely enough, there is a large corpus of evidence, both circumstantial and factual, indicating that civilised communities existed on Earth before the shocking calamity.

Many of the previously-cited traditions refer unmistakably to various antediluvian structures (for example, houses, temple, towers, canals), land vehicles (carts, chariots), aquatic vessels (rafts, canoes and arks) and implements (ploughs, bows, arrows, spades).”

The above extracts are from ‘Cataclysm’ by Allan & Delair (refer also my earlier posts).

All this is suggestive – but not conclusive – that before the Great Deluge killed almost all life, somewhere between 11,500 and 13,000 years ago, most of the capabilities and skills allegedly triggered and enabled in humanity by a sudden burst of a massive cosmic radiation about 41,000 years ago (refer my earlier posts) had eventually resulted in high civilisations all over the globe.

Is there any purpose in denying the probability of such development, having regard to the so-called myths of ancient history? Are our predecessors to be denied the right to tell their stories through folklore?

Ancient agriculture – the missing links

“Our ancestors found themselves in a world full of natural wonders, facing the challenge that nature set before them, all having to do with basic survival. … … We know exactly how Stone Age people lived because many tribes around the world were still living in this manner during the past five hundred years, and they have been studied intensively and extensively.

We know that humanity was fairly homogeneous throughout the Stone Age. … … They lived very close to nature, hunting wild life and gathering wild plants, using stone tools and stone, wood, and bone weapons. They had learned the art of making and controlling fire, and they had very accurate and detailed knowledge about the habits of animals, the lay of the land, nature’s cycles, and how to distinguish between edible and poisonous plants. … …

Suddenly, a few tribes began to embrace a different way of life. Giving up their nomadic existence, they settled down and started raising certain crops and domesticating several animal species. The first steps towards civilisation are often described but never really examined at a deep level. What compelled them to change abruptly? …

The first issue is very basic and straightforward. Stone Age people did not eat grains, and grains are the basis of agriculture and the diet of civilisation. Their diet consisted of lean wild meats and fresh wild greens and fruits. … …

How did our ancestor make this leap? As they had little to no experience with wild grains, how did they know what to do to process them, or even that they were indeed edible? … Beyond that, by the time of the abrupt appearance of the Sumerian and Egyptian civilisations, grains had already been hybridized, which demands a high degree of knowledge about and experience with plants, as well as time. … …

How and why did humans who had known nothing but a nomadic existence and an egalitarian social structure, so quickly and so radically change? What compelled them to build cities and create highly stratified civilisations when they knew nothing about such organisations? … … the developmental phases are simply not there. … …

Where did they learn to hybridize bread wheat and turn it into flour and bake the flour into bread in such a short time? Ditto for viticulture. These are not simple or obvious products.”

These are extracts from ‘Ancient agriculture, in search of the missing links’ by Will Hart in ‘Forbidden History’ edited by J. Douglas Kenyon.

If extraterrestrials had not been responsible for the sudden jump to settlement and agriculture, one would need to speculate that, somehow, remnants of a hitherto unknown civilisation from the era preceding the horrendous cosmic cataclysm and the resulting Universal Flood, of between 11,500 to 13,000 years ago, had stepped up to guide the Stone Age people of the current civilisation from their post-Deluge primitive lives.

If significant events in the Cosmos are cyclical in their occurrence, has the trajectory of mankind followed a cyclical path already?

Was the Agricultural Revolution in early history ‘a fraud’?

In ‘Sapiens: A brief history of mankind,’ Y.N.Harari (obviously a learned man) claims, in a chapter titled ‘History’s Biggest Fraud,’ that ‘the Agricultural Revolution was a trap.’ He wrote ‘This is the essence of the Agricultural Revolution: the ability to keep more people alive under worse conditions.’

So, who set the trap? Who was responsible for this alleged fraud? Was the life of the hunter-gatherer better than the life of a settled grower of wheat and other foodstuffs?

As indicated in my recent posts, I am interested in why Early Man, Homo Sapiens (or whatever) decided to build a hut to live in, and tame some wild grasses (over a number of years) to become digestible wheat in today’s Middle East.

Comparable but independent developments are claimed to have occurred in other parts of the world, growing maize and beans in Central America, potatoes in South America, rice and millet in China, pumpkins in North America, sugar cane and bananas in New Guinea, and millet, rice and sorghum in West Africa.

I quote Harari: ‘Who was responsible? Neither kings, nor priests, nor merchants. The culprits were a handful of plant species, including wheat, rice and potatoes. These plants domesticated Homo Sapiens, rather than vice versa.’

More from Harari: ‘We did not domesticate wheat. It domesticated us.’

Does Harari explain the shift to agriculture by Early Man? Not in my view. We need to know the trigger, the motivation. We need to understand the path followed to settlement, even if only on a part-time basis. As well, what do we know about the physical condition of the hunter-gatherer and early farmers?

While I do tend to see ‘purpose’ in some survival strategies in the plant world, could we extend this alleged motivation to the wild grasses of yore in relation to Early Man?

Why would a forager become sedentary? Intervention by kindly extraterrestrials sounds more plausible. And why is the thought of such intervention so frightening?

How could ancient civilisations acquire advanced scientific concepts?

“The physics conveyed by these ancient myths and esoteric lore is itself something to stir wonder.” So says La Violette in his ‘Genesis of the Cosmos.’ He then asks “How did such advanced scientific concepts come into the hands of ancient civilisations?”

“This physics may be traced back to the dawn of civilisation in Egypt and Mesopotamia. Vestiges of it seen in ancient Indian, Chinese, and Polynesian mythology probably have equally ancient roots. This science may have come to these ancient civilisations from some much more ancient time, just as ancient writings attest.

If this knowledge originated from well before the time of early Egypt, then our traditional concepts of prehistoric humans may need to be drastically changed. Could there be some truth to the legends stating that there once existed a noble prehistoric civilisation of whose existence we have no written record because it was destroyed by a sudden global catastrophe?

Perhaps this ancient science was developed by a civilisation that left behind few physical traces of its existence, and that concentrated on developing the inner faculties of the human mind rather than on building an industrial economy. It is said that the human unconscious, the wellspring of creative ideas, is far wiser than the conscious mind, and that each of us knows more than we might think.

Could a few very gifted individuals living in a relatively non-technical prehistoric culture have devised this creation metaphysics by relying solely on their intuitive faculties? … … If so, how could they be sure of the accuracy of their insights without checking them against solid experimental observations every step of the way?

The existence of certain artifacts requires a re-evaluation of the technological sophistication of ancient cultures. … … Strange artifacts of unknown origin have been found that date much further back in time. … … The ruins of immense structures found at various sites around the world provide additional evidence that a highly advanced civilisation once existed on our planet. … … Local traditions considers the … to be antediluvian. … …

Yet another possibility is that this knowledge came to Earth from some other star system. … …

Finally, … did an outburst of cosmic rays from the core of our galaxy wash over our planet thousands of years ago, and did that event lead to the near extinction of the human race?”

Comment: Food for thought? Refer ‘Cataclysm’ by Allan & Delair; ‘The cycle of cosmic catastrophes’ by Firestone, West, and Warwick-Smith; ‘Literary angels’ (in Conclusion: where’s the body?) in ‘Fingerprints of the gods‘ by Graham Hancock; ‘Evidence for advanced culture in distant ages’ in ‘Hidden history of the human race’ by Cremo &Thompson; and references to sky-beings in ‘The cygnet mystery’ by Andrew Collins.

The ‘secret lore’ of ancient times

In the context of continuous creation of matter in the Cosmos, La Violette, mythologist and modern scientist, goes on to say as follows:

“It is impressive that creation myths and secret lore of ancient times describe a cosmogony that finds validation in sophisticated astronomical observations secured only in the past few decades. Armed with a vast array of modern technology, ranging from space-borne gamma-ray telescopes to supercomputers and laser interferometers, our civilisation is just now arriving at a level of understanding about the physical world comparable to that of these early mythmakers.

As we review the concepts presented in these ancient metaphorical ‘texts,’ we are confronted with advanced ideas at every step, indicating that the originators of these works had an intimate understanding of how open reaction systems are able to produce ordered patterns. The ancient science portrays modern scientific concepts such as entropy, order through fluctuation, circular causality, positive feedback, critical mass, spontaneous symmetry breaking, bifurcation, matter/antimatter creation asymmetry, wave pattern self-stabilisation, stable periodic states, and sequential quantum jumps to successive steady states.

In the creation myth of Atlantis, these ancient theoreticians even present a two-dimensional diagram of a wavelike dissipative structure, something that modern scientists have discovered only with the help of sophisticated computers.”

Comment: While those of comparable erudition can cope with La Violette’s scientific claims, can there not be history encoded in myths by apparently clever people who lived long ago, and who have since disappeared? In any event, we ourselves do not seem to know very much about the universe we occupy.

If the stakeholders in the current prevailing paradigms in the relevant scientific disciplines are reluctant to consider those of La Violette’s propositions which challenge these paradigms, why expect them to accept that, not only were there advanced civilisations on Earth in earlier times, but their knowledge may have been codified in ‘myth’ when a major cosmic catastrophe threatened?

However, should there be any fences placed around any learning?

The ‘ancient science’ according to La Violette

“The ancient science begins its explanation of the origin of physical things by describing the divine primordial ether. It characterises this ethereal substance as actively transmuting, and shows how the interplay of its processes results in the fetal emergence of a particle of matter, in effect an ordered wave pattern in the ether.

By starting at a metaphysical etheric level to describe how these generative processes operate, these myths and lore tell their story of creation from a point of view removed from the immediate physical world. This clearly indicates that these early theoreticians were capable of a very sophisticated level of abstraction, certainly far greater than palaeontologists traditionally ascribe to Stone Age people.

In the ancient Egyptian story of Osiris, process is personified by the god Osiris, whose death and resurrection form the central theme of the myth. Osiris was associated with flowing water, the life force in plants, the reproductive power in animals, and more generally with the vital activity that maintains and propagates the order of life, all metaphors that collectively imply the notion of order-creating activity.

Coffin Text 330 relates Osiris with both process and ‘the Order,’ Mayet, the natural order of the world:
‘Whether I live or die I am Osiris, I enter and reappear through you, I decay in you, I grow in you, I fall down in you, I fall upon my side.
The gods are living in me for I live and grow in the corn that sustains the Honoured Ones. I cover the earth, whether I live or die I am Barley, I am not destroyed.
I have entered the Order, I rely upon the Order. I become Master of the Order, I emerge in the Order.’

Especially during the Old Kingdom, the earliest period of dynastic Egypt, these mythical characters were not regarded as personal ‘gods’ or divine personalities requiring spiritual worship, although cults later emerged that did practice such idolatry. Rather, gods such as Mum and Osiris were symbols of specific functional principles or aspects of nature.

For this reason, some Egyptologists, such as Schwaller de Lubicz, refer to them as Neters rather than gods; Neter is synonymous with the Hindu concept of deva. “

(These are extracts from ‘Genesis of the Cosmos: the ancient science of continuous creation’ by Paul A. Violette, Ph.D., a mythologist, and a highly qualified and experienced researcher in a number of scientific disciplines.)

Comment: Food for thought? A new take on cosmology, drawing upon ‘ancient science.’

Explaining the Cosmos – structure vs. process

“Western science has sought to discover the ultimate makeup of the physical world by searching for nature’s ultimate ‘building blocks.’ Atoms were believed to be fundamental until it was discovered that they were made up of subatomic particles. Later, high-energy physicists theorised about the existence of even smaller subdivisions of matter called quarks.

Throughout this atomistic crusade, there has been a tendency to regard structure as the primary basis for physical reality and to relegate process to second place, being thought to arise from changes in the arrangements of these more fundamental structures.

The ancient science of creation takes a very different approach by instead positioning process as the basis for the physical world, actively maintaining even the most basic of physical structures. Although they produce observable physical form, these processes are themselves not ‘physical’ but ‘meta’-physical, that is, ‘beyond’ the physical. They occur in a subtle ether that is inherently unobservable.

Whereas modern physics recognises the existence of only observable physical phenomena and concerns itself exclusively with studying these phenomena, the ancient science recognises also the existence of the metaphysical realm and focuses primarily on describing that realm as a way of understanding the physical.

This more ancient view portrays the metaphysical realm, the domain of the spirit and soul, as being more fundamental and more primordial, the physical world being a more transitory form of existence generated from the metaphysical. The physical is not portrayed as separate from the metaphysical, nor any less sacred; rather, it is a more visible aspect of the metaphysical.

Expressed another way, whereas modern physics traditionally recognises the existence of only the explicit order, the more outwardly apparent structural-physical order of matter and energy, the prehistoric science recognises that this explicit order is an expression of a more fundamental and less obvious implicit order, the functional order inherent in the arrangement and interplay of the underlying ether process.

This notion that the physical universe emerged from an underlying spiritual realm hidden from the senses is a central teaching of most religions.”

So says Paul A. Violette, Ph.D. in ‘Genesis of the Cosmos: the ancient science of continuous creation’

Comment: What a vista! Reality representing the more ethereal or insubstantial realm of humanity’s ‘Afterlife,’ rather than the earthy scrabbling for sustenance (for survival) and the mindless acquisition of material possessions (even on other planets). Although we know little of our cultural ancestors (both historical and pre-historical), could they have been more advanced than we claim to be at a spiritual level?