Friday, October 31, 2014

Newark, Ohio Earthwork's Halloween Solar Alignment

Newark, Ohio Earthwork's Halloween Solar Alignment


Ancient Halloween Rituals at the Newark, Ohio Earthworks

      The oldest religious festival of what we call Halloween can be found within the solar alignments of several of the ancient earthworks in the Ohio Valley. Two earthworks (henges) located at Newark, Ohio and Anderson, Indiana are aligned to the May 1 sunrise and the October 31 sunset. May 1, is the festival of life, whereas October 31, is the festival for the dead.
    The ancient Irish called this day Samhain that was celebrated from sunset October 31st, to the sunset of November 1st. Samhain's definition according to Wikipedia, “was seen as a time when the "door" to the Other World opened enough for the souls of the dead, and other beings, to come into our world. Feasts were had, at which the souls of dead kin were beckoned to attend and a place set at the table for them. It has thus been likened to a festival of the dead. People also took steps to protect themselves from harmful spirits, which is thought to have led to the custom of guising. Divination was also done at Samhain.”

     The celebration of a festival for the dead is more appropriate to civilizations like the mound builders who worshiped their ancestors. Those buried in earthen mounds in the British Isles and North America were not seen as individuals, but a collective of the dead that could determine good or bad fortune for those who came to the mounds to pray. The priests would have been engaged in the art of divination to contact the spirits and the paranormal world during these festivals for the dead. Halloween was the time for the manifestation of all sorts of spirits, fairies, and ghosts, all of whom had liberty on that night." 

The largest henge in North America was constructed to align to the Samhain sunset on October 31, which was part of a larger ceremony to conjur and worship the dead. The Circle and Octagon earthwork is aligned to the maximum Northern Moonrise. The moon has also been associated with the spirits of the dead in the ancient world. The Moon was believed to be a place of resort to some of the disembodied spirits.

Monday, October 27, 2014

5 Ton Piece of Copper is Raised out of a Lake Superior Mine: Evidence of Nephilim Mining

5 Ton Piece of Copper is Raised out of a Lake Superior Mine: Evidence of Nephilim Mining

Bancroft's Native Races, Vol. IV 1882

5 Ton Piece of Copper being raised from a mine on Lake Superior.  They were not mining such large amounts of copper to make jewelry! 

The ancient miners have left numerous traces of their work in the region of Lake Superior. At one place a piece of pure copper weighing over five tons was found fifteen feet below the surface, under trees at least four hundred years old. It had been raised on skids, bore marks of fire, and some stone implements were scattered about. There is no evidence that the tribes found in possession of the country by the first French missionaries ever worked these mines, or had any tradition of a people that had worked them, although both they and their ancestors had copper knives hammered from lumps of the metal, which are very commonly found on the surface. All the traditions and Indian stories of 'mines' may most consistently be referred to these natural superficial deposits. The ancient mines were for the most part in the same localities where the best modern mines are worked. Most of them have left as traces only slight depressions in the surface, the finding of which is regarded by prospectors as a tolerably sure indication of a rich vein of copper. The cut represents a section of one of the veins of copper-bearing rock worked by the ancient miners. The mass of copper at a weighed about six tons. At the top a portion of the stone had been left across the vein as a support. Copper implements, including wedges used in mining as 'gads,' are found in and about the old mines; with hammers of stone, mostly grooved for withe handles. Some weigh from thirty to forty pounds and have two 784grooves; others again are not grooved at all. In one case remains of a handle of twisted cedar-roots were found, and much-worn wooden shovels often occur. There are no enclosures, mounds, or other traces of a permanent settlement of the Mound-builders in the mining region. It is probable that the miners came each summer from the south; in fact, it would have been impossible to work the mines in winter by their methods.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Burial Mounds and Ancient Canals Described in Southern California

Burial Mounds and Ancient Canals Described in Southern California




Native Races, Vol. IV. 1882, Bancroft

In the plain at the mouth of the Saticoy River, twelve miles below San Buenaventura, and five or six miles from the sea, are reported two mounds, regular, rounded, and bare of trees. One of them is over a mile long and two hundred feet high, and the other about half as large. If the report of their existence 696is correct, there seems to be no evidence that they are of artificial formation, except their isolated position on the plain, and a native tradition that they are burial-places. One writer suggests that they are the graves of a people, or of their kings, whose cities are buried beneath the waters of the Santa Barbara Channel. The site of the cities presents some obstacles to exploration, and the details of their construction are not fully known. Twenty miles farther up the Saticoy is a group of small mounds, ten or twelve in number and five or six feet high. They "seem to have been water-worn or worked out by running water all around the mounds so as to isolate each one." Near these mounds, on the Cayetano rancho, is a field of some five hundred acres, divided by parallel ridges of earth, and having distinct traces of irrigating ditches, supplied by a canal which extends two or three miles up the Sespe arroyo. It is said that the present inhabitants of this region, both native and Spanish, have no knowledge of the origin of these agricultural works

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Battlefield Indiana's Effigy Mounds of the Stars and Constellations

Battlefield Indiana's Effigy Mounds of the Stars and Constellations


The Upper left represents the burial mound pattern at Battlefield, Indiana.  The lower right is the "Hunter' with his bow.  The mounds at Battlefield duplicate this to precise to believe they were intended to represent anything else.More on Indiana's ancient giants here https://youtu.be/lgY4LXL4xjY


The largest mound this group may represent the star, Rigel. All of the mounds that would have represented the 'bow' are now gone.  The four mounds linear mounds are located behind the houses at the far left.


The four linear mounds are still visible, but what do they represent?  The first mound is aligned with the thrid star down from the 'bow' that would align perfectly with the bright star Belatrix.

Two of best preserved mounds of the four linear mounds of the effigy group.

Betelgeuse, A massive M-type red supergiant star nearing the end of its life.It serves as the "right shoulder" of the hunter it represents (assuming that he is facing the observer), and is the eighth brightest star in the night sky.
Rigel, is blue supergiant that is the sixth brightest star in the night sky. Similar to Betelgeuse. It serves as the left foot of Orion, the hunter.
  • Bellatrix  Bellatrix serves as Orion's left shoulder