The world’s oldest culture?

Were it to be accepted that spacemen and humans on Earth are mutually incompatible, or mutually repellent; and that the Sumerian cuneiform-based theory about giants from Planet X (Nibiru) creating humans (‘the Adam’) on Earth might simply represent a misreading of (written) folklore, then one is led to the probability of a mother civilisation which, having ‘seeded’ the globe, has somehow disappeared.

The publisher of Frank Joseph’s ‘The lost civilisation of Lemuria: the rise and fall of the world’s oldest civilisation’ states as follows: “Oral tradition in Polynesia recounts the story of a splendid kingdom carried to the bottom of the sea by a mighty ‘warrior wave’ … This lost realm has been cited in numerous indigenous traditions, spanning the globe from Australia and Asia to the coasts of both South and North America … “

“ … It was known as Lemuria or Mu, a vast realm of islands and archipelagos that once sprawled across the Pacific Ocean … recent deep-sea archaeological finds, enigmatic glyphs and symbols, and ancient records … document the story … This civilisation … possessed a sophisticated technology that allowed them to harness the weather, defy gravity, and conduct genetic investigations far beyond what is possible today … “

“ … the survivors made their way to other parts of the world …” The author adds: “Their mystical principles survived to fundamentally influence some of the world’s religions.”

Myth, folklore or fact? Another tragic consequence of the Universal Deluge of 13,000 years ago?

Could spacemen have helped mankind?

The mythical extra-terrestrial Oannes is said to have come out of the sea at the (Persian) Gulf to help build Sumer – initially by taming the river Tigris; and to retire to the sea to rest each night. Other spacemen have been claimed to have helped the early Egyptians, and to recuperate in the water surrounding (and below) the Sphinx each night. What did these helpers live on? Were they somewhat fish-like in appearance? It all sounds quite weird.

How much of these stories represent inherited folklore, and how much represent freshly-coined author-lore?
These stories do not seem to qualify as myths – that is, those attempted explanations of real events which were inexplicable in the then cultural framework; or folklore – as an orally transmitted cultural or tribal memoir expressed in the lexicon and ideational framework of a distant past. Could there be any vestige of reality in such stories? How did they come about? Were they created by subsequent generations to explain their cultural history?

If spacemen were to have arrived on Earth thousands of years ago, when mankind is claimed to have been so primitive that strangers might have been permitted to guide them to a settled life, and thence to a technically advanced civilisation (of a kind) – for example, European colonisation of parts of Africa – how would they have been treated? Were the early primitive hunter-gatherers, or even the nomads, likely to treat the arrivals as gods – when the probability is that the spacemen may have had a physical appearance that either frightened or antagonised the Earthlings?

Or, would the initial impact and subsequent relationship between foundation British arrivals and the Australian Aborigines provide a template: that is, that the spacemen simply dominated the primitive Earthlings, and for their own benefit? Then, how would the hunter-gatherer Earthlings and the spacemen avoid the mutually destructive or debilitating bacterial infections that normally abound?

Is it significant that the UFOs reliably seen (through photography) in various parts of the world do not lead to any landings, with subsequent overt interactions with people documented in an indisputable manner? If the spacemen are avoiding direct contact, what would that mean?

Can extra-terrestrials risk landing and formal contact with a less-developed species which is militaristic in mien?

Overcoming gravity

During a deep sleep when I was seriously ill with dengue fever (that bone-crunching disease), and probably on my way to death, I found myself floating horizontally near the ceiling. Since I had not ‘collected my wings,’ had I overcome gravity?

In Nan Madol of Pohnpei in Micronesia (in the Pacific Ocean) are huge (now derelict) structures built up of large slabs of stone. They had been cut elsewhere, brought to the building sites, cut further to fit into the desired framework, and lifted to heights beyond the capabilities of earlier cultures or civilisations; indeed, of modern societies in that district. Gravity had been overcome, somehow! I have read of an explanation which said that the monoliths had been ridden by an individual who whistled instructions to each stone lifted and placed. Having placed the highest stones, how did he climb down?

Digressing a little, in relation to the huge structures of Machu Picchu, it has been claimed that some priesthood, by sprinkling the monoliths with an appropriate fluid, had softened the huge stones and enabled them to be handled. How does softening lighten the massive objects? One might expect gravity to continue to apply!

No amount of theorising about ramps, pulleys, hordes of well-muscled well-fed workers, and whip-cracking overseers has explained the construction of Egypt’s huge pyramids and the Sphinx. Claiming that sharp rectangular corners can be achieved by using stones only, and that stone tools are as effective as metal or electrical tools, is expecting too much of our credulity. The pyramids in other countries offer the same problem – how were the giant blocks of stone lifted and placed?

Then there is the assertion that blowing a trumpet brought down defensive walls in the Middle East way back in history. A similar assertion now is that trumpet-blowing can assist in countering gravity when lifting stones weighing up to an estimated 50 tons to great heights.

There is a further assertion that having an object vibrate at 1012 hertz allows it to be lifted with ease, and placed as required – since the weight of an object reflects the effect of gravity. Surely, this is easily tested. If proven, this technique will be useful in moving elephants between zoos.

So, what’s the answer? Spaceships operating like helicopters?

The problem of technology

In ancient Sumer, Mesoamerica, the Andes, as well as in other locations, eg. NanMadol/Pohnpei in the Pacific, gigantic basalt building blocks have been cut out long distances away from building sites. They have then been moved to the building sites somehow, and again somehow cut into required sizes and shapes, much of it polygonal. They have finally been lifted into place as required. How?

Modern technology is inadequate for such lifting. But modern metal and electric tools are capable of the other tasks, provided wheels of some kind are also used. However, the pre-historic builders under discussion here could not have had metal tools; some are alleged to have even lacked wheels!

In a universe in which anything can happen (many scientists will accept this assertion), is it possible that the blowing of a trumpet, or a way of whistling with one’s lips or, better still, by being able to counter gravity (allegedly by having the very heavy object to be lifted to be made to vibrate at 1012 hertz), the most heavy objects on a construction site can be moved into place?

Just think! No human labour, no elephants or other quadrupeds like asses or horses, no sisal ropes, no pulleys, no ramps, no chanting or prayers, and no space ships!

But, before that, how were the basalt monoliths cut? Superior tools supplied by advanced people from elsewhere? That would have to be so.

Then, did such advanced beings really have to be extra-terrestrials?