The Lost Cycle of Time


Over 30 ancient cultures used astronomy to track a larger system of time and encoded this information into megalithic monuments all over the earth. Essentially, the difference is that in these ancient cosmologies, both human consciousness and the motion of history were viewed as cyclical rather than linear. These ancient cultural beliefs are very tied in with the precession of the equinox. It was widely believed that time moves in a great cycle corresponding to the precession of the equinox, and that within this cycle exists an alternating pattern of Dark Ages and Golden Ages. The philosopher Plato viewed this cycle as what he called the Great Year.

The Code of Hammurabi


Hammurabi’s Law Code was the earliest known law code in existence. King Hammurabi is remembered for his ‘Code’ or collection of laws. It was modeled on existing laws, but this was the largest law code assembled. The Code has 282 provisions which dealt with many aspects of life, including family rights, trade, slavery, tariffs, taxes, prices and wages. The Code tells us much about Babylonian society. The Code of Hammurabi is inscribed on a stone slab over 2 meters (6ft) high. At the top, the King is shown receiving laws from the Babylonian sun god, Shamash.

The laws are not the same for rich and poor, but the weak were given some protection against the tyranny of the strong. The Code was not the only law code in Mesopotamia, but the only one written in stone. The code was based on retribution, not justice, and varied unfairly between social classes.

Though in some ways the Code of Hammurabi strikes our modern eyes as a bit violent and primitive, it noteworthy that the Sumerians developed a legal system that was so specific. Not only that, we can see some of the foundations of our own modern legal ideas underpinning the Code as we read through it.



1. If any one ensnare another, putting a ban upon him, but he can not prove it, then he that ensnared him shall be put to death.

2. If any one bring an accusation against a man, and the accused go to the river and leap into the river, if he sink in the river his accuser shall take possession of his house. But if the river prove that the accused is not guilty, and he escape unhurt, then he who had brought the accusation shall be put to death, while he who leaped into the river shall take possession of the house that had belonged to his accuser.

3. If any one bring an accusation of any crime before the elders, and does not prove what he has charged, he shall, if it be a capital offense charged, be put to death.

4. If he satisfy the elders to impose a fine of grain or money, he shall receive the fine that the action produces.

5. If a judge try a case, reach a decision, and present his judgment in writing; if later error shall appear in his decision, and it be through his own fault, then he shall pay twelve times the fine set by him in the case, and he shall be publicly removed from the judge’s bench, and never again shall he sit there to render judgment.



In western society some aspects of modern family relationships and composition can be traced to ancient Mesopotamia and Babylonia. Ideas such as the wedding, marriage and divorce began developing then. Through innumerable legal documents from the Sumerian to the Seleucid period, we see the individual as father, son, brother or husband. The root of these relationships started with a proposal, followed by the marriage contract, and ending with the wedding. The young Mesopotamian couple then chose where to live. In certain circumstances, the male had to decide whether to have another wife or a concubine. In no time, the newlyweds begot children. The father, as the head of the family, had complete authority over them. This authority extended to such matters as adoption and inheritance. How big the family unit got depended on where in Mesopotamia it formed.

The family unit in Mesopotamia was small and restricted for the most part. In certain regions of southern Babylonia, however, clan-like or even tribal organizations of some sort existed. In neo-Babylonian times, a measure of family consciousness appeared in the form of ancestral family names for identification purposes. The first step in creating a family unit, whether small or clan-like, is of course the marriage. Ironically, for most of history, it left the prospective bride out of the decision-making process.

Marriage was regarded as a legal contract, and divorce as its breakup were similarly affected by official procedures. The future husband and his father-in-law agreed on a contract and if a divorce occurred, the father-in-law was entitled to satisfaction. The contract made between the suitor and the father of the expected bride stipulated a price for the maiden’s hand. She received the sum given to the father. If the marriage did not produce children then the price the groom had paid for his wife was returned to him upon on her death, if it had not been returned previously. Lack of children was not the only reason for returning the price paid for the wife; her death could create a refund.

Once married, the girl became a full member of her future husband’s family. If he died, she would marry one of his brothers or, if he lacked brothers, one of his near relatives. If these conditions did not take place, her father returned all his rights over her, and gave back all the presents that she had received except those consumed. Conversely, if the girl died, and her intended husband did not want to marry one of her sisters, he would take back all the presents that he had given her. An agreement once reached indicated that the actual wedding ceremony could now take place.

I enjoy this proverb also found amongst Sumerian writing….”Man for his pleasure, Marriage. On thinking it over….Divorce.”



The oldest proven records of brewing are about 6,000 years old and refer to the Sumerians. It is said that the Sumerians discovered the fermentation process by chance. A seal around 4,000 years old is a Sumerian “Hymn to Ninkasi,” the goddess of brewing. This “hymn” is also a recipe for making beer. No one knows today exactly how this occurred, but it could be that a piece of bread or grain became wet and a short time later, it began to ferment and a inebriating pulp resulted. These early accounts, with pictograms of what is recognizably barley, show bread being baked then crumbled into water to make a mash, which is then made into a drink that is recorded as having made people feel “exhilarated, wonderful and blissful!” It could be that baked bread was a convenient method of storing and transporting a resource for making beer. The Sumerians were able to repeat this process and are the first civilized culture to brew beer. They had discovered a “divine drink” which certainly was a gift from the gods.



The Sumerians recorded the movements of the planets over hundreds of years. A Sumerian priest who could read the cuneiform text about astronomy could tell you 50 years in advance on what day there would be a lunar eclipse. They had very accurate astronomical information, which we have confirmed with our modern science. They actually listed the distance between the outer planets and correctly cited the color of the outer planets such as Uranus and Neptune. When we sent the Galileo and Voyager probes into deep space in the late 70’s and early 80’s they took the first color pictures on the outer planets. NASA’s pictures exactly matched the Sumerian descriptions from 6,000 years ago as bluish-green planets.

Evidence of their knowledge can be seen is this amazing cylinder seal found in the British museum. Where as a backdrop to the drawing, we see our solar system with all the planets we know of and the sun listed correctly in the center. We did not know the sun was in the center of our solar system well into the time of Copernicus and Galileo. They used advanced mathematics combined with new advances in the telescope to make these conclusions. But somehow the Sumerian culture from 6,000 years ago already knew this information. But how did they know?

The Sumerians were the first ones to divide the heavens into 12 parts, assigning each section of the sky with a symbol. Remember the number 12 as we will see it has a key influence in our our modern culture directly passed down from the Sumerian culture. As we move into later sections of the book, we will discuss in more depth the profound importance of the 12 signs of the zodiac and the precession of the equinox as seen in the constellations of the night sky.

Bear in mind that the Sumerians identified the 12 constellations of the zodiac and the precession of the equinox—and we still use the same system today. They clearly had a remarkable system for understanding the night sky, and they were quite familiar with a race of beings who came to them from out of that sky. In fact, with any study of ancient Sumerian texts, it becomes more and more clear that the Sumerians did not come up with everything they knew just on their own. As we move on, keep in mind also the image of the astronaut so clearly carved into the Nazca plain that we discussed earlier. Keep in mind the inexplicable faces of the megalithic statues on Easter Island, the remarkable astronomical significance of the arrangement of the Egyptian Pyramids and the massive stones that make up Stonehenge. You must ask yourself—what is the connection among all these things?



Probably the most significant contribution the Sumerians made to human history and culture is the written word. The Sumerian form of writing was called cuneiform script. It consisted of someone using what looked like an over sized screw driver that they would then turn and twist into wet clay, leaving the symbols behind. Cuneiform script has over 400 characters. That is pretty amazing for the first alphabet we have on record.

What is more amazing is what they wrote in the clay. They wrote most of their text in wet clay, then would place these clay tablets into a stove and make them into stone. They literally coined the phrase “writing in stone.”

Along with their stone tablet texts were small round stone cylinder seals that had reversed carved images cut into the stone. And when pressed into wet clay they leave the positive imprinted image. It was quite an ingenious way to have an ancient printing press. They could easily create tablets and images to spread throughout the culture.

They used this system of writing to record all kinds of information. Mainly it was used to record daily transactions of sales, or texts for education.

The Search For Planet X


How might we see evidence for this planet being in our solar system? In the early 1990’s, Dr. Robert Harrington—the lead astronomer for the Naval Observatory in Washington—suggested including another large planet in our solar system model. He could then explain many of the anomalies we currently see, such as why Uranus is tilted on its side. Or how Pluto and Neptune are possibly dislodged moons of Saturn. Dr. Harrington plotted an orbit of a planet with a very elliptical orbit coming out of the southern hemisphere towards the inner part of the solar system. His model very closely matched the description by the Sumerians of Nibiru being 4-8 times the size of Earth and depicted as having a very elongated orbit. Dr. Harrington also noted that based upon orbital perturbations in the outer planets, there should be another large planet out there. This simply means that all the planets are being pulled in one direction by some force that would suggest there should be some large body as the cause.

Extra-Solar Planets

In more recent times, the search for a planet x can now be placed under a larger astronomical interest in looking for extra-solar planets. (Planets that are not a part of our solar system). In this process we have also created many new classifications about stars and planets we are imaging deep in space.

Another fascinating and recent astronomical discovery is that almost all the external solar systems we have imaged with Hubble appear to be binary, having 2 suns. So it stands to reason our solar system is probably binary as well, having 2 suns. But our second sun is a brown dwarf, a failed sun. This second sun might also have planets and debris that orbit around it.


One theory proposed was by Dr. Richard Muller at Berkley University. He suggested a large planet called Nemesis may orbit our second sun. There is a large asteroid belt also near our second sun, which this planet passes through. Dr. Muller suggested this Nemesis planet would periodically over millions of years dislodge comets and debris from the outer asteroid belt called the Ourt cloud. This debris would be hurled to the inner part of our solar system, and this is what Dr. Muller suggested caused the extinction of the dinosaurs.

Nemesis is a hypothetical, hard-to-see red dwarf star or brown dwarf, orbiting the Sun at a distance of about 50,000 to 100,000 AU (about 1-2 light years), somewhat beyond the Ourt cloud. This star was originally postulated to exist as part of a hypothesis to explain a perceived cycle of mass extinctions in the geological record, which seem to occur once every 26 million years or so. In addition, observations by astronomers of the sharp edges of Port clouds around other binary (double) star systems in contrast to the diffuse edges of the Port clouds around single-star systems has prompted some scientists to also postulate that a dwarf star may be co-orbiting our sun. Counter-theories also exist that other forces (like the angular effect of the galactic gravity plane) may be the cause of the sharp-edged Port cloud pattern around our own sun. To date the issue remains unsettled in the scientific community.

In 1984, paleontologists David Raup and Jack Sepkoski published a paper claiming that they had identified a statistical periodicity in extinction rates over the last 250 million years using various forms of time series analysis. They focused on the extinction intensity of fossil families of marine vertebrates, invertebrates, and protozoans, identifying 12 extinction events over the time period in question. The average time interval between extinction events was determined as 26 million years. At the time, two of the identified extinction events (Cretaceous-Tertiary and Late Eocene) could be shown to coincide with large impact events. Although Raup and Sepkoski could not identify the cause of their supposed periodicity, they suggested that there might be a non-terrestrial connection. The challenge to propose a mechanism was quickly addressed by several teams of astronomers.

Extenction Level Events

Two teams of astronomers, Whitmire and Jackson, and Davis, Hut, and Muller, independently published similar hypotheses to explain Raup and Sepkoski’s extinction periodicity in the same issue of the journal Nature. This hypothesis proposes that the sun may have an as yet undetected companion star in a highly elliptical orbit that periodically disturbs comets in the Ourt cloud, causing a large increase in the number of comets visiting the inner solar system with a consequential increase in impact events on Earth. This became known as the Nemesis (or, more colorfully, Death Star) hypothesis.

If it does exist, the exact nature of Nemesis is uncertain. Richard A. Muller suggests that the most likely object is a red dwarf with magnitude between 7 and 12, while Daniel P. Whitmire and Albert A. Jackson argue for a brown dwarf. If a red dwarf, it would undoubtedly already exist in star catalogs, but its true nature would only be detectable by measuring its parallax; due to orbiting the Sun it would have a very low proper motion and would escape detection by proper motion surveys that have found stars like the 9th magnitude Barnard’s star.

The last major extinction event was about 5 million years ago, so Muller posits that Nemesis is likely 1 to 1.5 light years away at present, and even has ideas of what area of the sky it might be in (supported by Yarris, 1987), near Hydra, based on a hypothetical orbit derived from original apogees of a number of atypical long-period comets that describe an orbital arc meeting the specifications of Muller’s hypothesis.

The Orpheus Theory

Another recent theory called “Orpheus” suggests a large body entered our solar system in the past and collided with our Earth. From that collision the debris formed into our current moon.

In 1898, George Howard Darwin made an early suggestion that the Earth and Moon had once been one body. Darwin’s hypothesis was that a molten Moon had been spun from the Earth because of centrifugal forces, and this became the dominant academic explanation. Using Newtonian mechanics, he calculated that the Moon had actually orbited much closer in the past and was drifting away from the Earth. This drifting was later confirmed by American and Soviet experiments using laser ranging targets placed on the Moon.

However, Darwin’s calculations could not resolve the mechanics required to trace the Moon backwards to the surface of the Earth. In 1946, Reginald Aldworth Daly of Harvard University challenged Darwin’s explanation, adjusting it to postulate that the creation of the Moon was caused by an impact rather than centrifugal forces. Little attention was paid to Professor Daly’s challenge until a conference on satellites in 1974 where it was reintroduced. It was then republished in Icarus in 1975 by Drs. William K. Hartmann and Donald R. Davis. Their models suggested that, at the end of the planet formation period, several satellite-sized bodies had formed that could collide with the planets or be captured. They proposed that one of these objects may have collided with the Earth, ejecting refractory, volatile-poor dust that could coalesce to form the Moon. This collision could help explain the unique geological properties of the Moon.

A similar approach was taken by Alfred G. W. Cameron and William Ward, who suggested that the Moon was formed by the tangential impact of a body the size of Mars. The outer silicates of the colliding body would mostly be vaporized, whereas a metallic core would not. Hence, most of the collisional material sent into orbit would consist of silicates, leaving the coalescing Moon deficient in iron. The more volatile materials that were emitted during the collision would likely escape the Solar System, whereas silicates would tend to coalesce.

Something Is Out There

In the last decade, we have seen a huge increase of interest from the astronomical community to the idea that a planet x does exist. There have been a flurry of press continuing reporting on new findings from independent teams claiming they may have found planet x.

Several smaller bodies have recently been found beyond Pluto. Most of them range from 800-1000km in radius. Nothing even close to the Sumerian descriptions of a planet 4-8 times the size of Earth has yet to be located and imaged using our telescopes.

How do astronomers go about looking for a planet x? And who are these people?

The most recent finding at the time of writing this comes from a Japanese team lead by Dr. Tadashi Mukai. I contacted Dr. Mukai to ask about the size of Planet x he was projecting. He was kind enough to share this information below.


Dear Jason Martell-san,

Thank you for sending me information.

(Answer from Mukai) Its diameter is expected as 10,000-16,000km (roughly the same

as the size of Earth). Other details for Planet x is shown in the web site at

Unfortunately, most of the news in Japanese, but you can get more from PDF file in item 1).

Best regards. Tadashi Mukai



One of the latest space telescopes deployed is called SIRTF – space infrared telescope facility, recently rename to Spitizer. This telescope is special in that it is kept below freezing temperatures and is able to tune its infrared capability in such a way as to match the temperature of these so called “dust clouds” deep in space allowing for a never seen before clarity deep into space.

John Carr of the Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, and Joan Najita of the National Optical Astronomy Observatory, Tucson, Arizona, developed a new technique using Spitzer’s infrared spectrograph to measure and analyze the chemical composition of the gases within protoplanetary disks. These are flattened disks of gas and dust that encircle young stars. Scientists believe they provide the building materials for planets and moons and eventually, over millions of years, evolve into orbiting planetary systems like our own.

Sumerian Creation Tales


The Sumerian creation tales not only tell about the creation of man, but also the creation of Earth. In the bible we have a consolidated version that says God created the heavens and Earth in 7 days. Well the Sumerian “7 tablets of creation” tell a much more detailed story about the creation of Earth.

The creation tablets state that our solar system was just starting to form and the planets had not become solid yet. An intruder planet appeared and fell under gravitational influence by the outer planets. It passed by Pluto, Uranus and Neptune. The intruder planet began to travel towards the inner part of our solar system. Our primitive planet Earth was labeled by the Sumerians as Tiamat. They explain that as the intruder planet passed through the inner part of the solar system, one of the large moons of this intruder planet collided into our primitive Earth (Tiamat). The collision cracked Tiamat in half, spewing out debris into the pattern we now see today as the asteroid belt. The bible calls this the hammered-out bracelet.


A New Orbit Defined

After the collision, Tiamat was thrust into a new orbit and the waters of Nibiru intermingled with the waters of Earth and life began to arise already whole and complete. A term for this is panspermia.

The Sumerian creation tales explain some very key aspects to our modern understanding of cosmology, and possibly how life on Earth began. For life to have naturally evolved here are Earth would have taken billions of years longer than the recorded history of Earth. The biological process of a living creature to take in nutrients and expel waste is extremely complex genetics. The idea that somehow life evolved on Earth from primordial soup and a bolt of lighting is just not accepted anymore. That is equivalent to a tornado ripping through a junkyard and somehow magically assembling a 747, the odds are too great for that to be the answer.
Panspermia is the hypothesis that “seeds” of life exist already all over the Universe, that life on Earth may have originated through these “seeds,” and that they may deliver or have delivered life to other habitable bodies.

The related but distinct idea of exogenesis is a more limited hypothesis that proposes life on Earth was transferred from elsewhere in the Universe but makes no prediction about how widespread it is. Because the term “exogenesis” is more well-known, it tends to be used in reference to what should strictly speaking be called panspermia.

How Life Arrived On Earth

The Sumerian creation tales explain how the waters of Nibriu mingled with our Earth. Could this be the answer to how life arrived on Earth whole and complete? Nibiru being a much older planet, probably has had billions of years longer time for life to evolve. Or life to have arrived on Nibiru and then evolved much longer than life here on Earth.

The creation tale goes on to explain that the planet Nibiru becomes a permanent member of our solar system on a highly elliptical orbit. The Sumerians recorded this orbit to be 3,600 years to complete and they called this a shar. A solar year for Earth is 365 days to orbit the sun. Nibiru’s orbit around the sun takes 3,600 years to complete one orbit.

Longer Life Spans

If the Anunnaki come from Nibiru as the Sumerian have stated in their creation tales they would have a much longer life span compared to here on Earth. As an example, let’s say someone from Earth travels to Nibiru and stays on that planet for one year. When they return to Earth, 3,600 years will have passed on Earth. But the person returning to Earth, has only aged 1 year. This point speaks to many of the biblical references with regards to ascending to heaven to enjoy a longer lifespan. Imagine if Jesus Christ was an Anunnaki and came here to Earth and established his following. Then he leaves Earth and returns to Nibiru for 1 year. When he returns back to Earth, he has only aged 1 year, but it has been 3,600 years on Earth.


If Nibiru does exist, our modern science might be able to see it. There are actual Sumerian tablets that show a man looking up while plowing a field. In the sky you see circle emanating rays of light (the sun) and a cross emanating rays of light (Nibiru). The Sumerians were aware of a time when they could actually see Nibiru as it came close to the inner part of our solar system.

The Transcendence of Man

By: Taylor Millovan

The Dawn of a New Age

As we approach the Age of Aquarius, it is important that we evaluate what this means for us as a human race. Leaving the Age of Pisces, we identify this age of man with that of “golden teachers,” where divine knowledge and wisdom was imparted upon us through the likes of religious leaders, scholars, and political figures. During this age, we saw Christ, Mohammad, and Buddha ascend among various other historical leaders fated to transform the world as we know it, and plant the seeds of renovation from which we will later come to reap. It is important to denote that almost all of these figureheads were male, symbolizing the ruling masculine archetype of the outer world during this age, which appropriates why the knowledge presented itself via outside sources. It is now that we welcome the Age of Aquarius, a period of spiritual enlightenment, conscious awareness, and transformation on the physical plane in which we thrive. Aquarius is a water bearing symbol, where water signifies the unconscious, the feminine, and the inner world, suggesting that now, in opposition to the Age of Pisces, this divine, esoteric knowledge we so desperately seek will come from within and resonate throughout. Leaders have been chosen, “star children” we call them- or rather, souls of heightened consciousness and metaphysical awareness who incarnate to Earth for the sole purpose of guiding her inhabitants to coexist harmoniously at a higher frequency to ultimately achieve divine enlightenment.


Not to be like, a total narcissist here, but hi I’m Taylor and I am definitely a star-child. It’s pretty chill and all, but I didn’t choose this life, it chose me. I was called upon and therefore condemned to a life of social awkwardness and pegged as a stigma in an otherwise materialistic and superficial society. College was brutal. No, don’t get me wrong, I totally loved every second of it and learned to love and accept who I am, but in a world where acceptance of “the crowd” defines where you stand on the social ladder, I was busy on the sidelines trying to knock it over. Anyways, I’m just here to impart my knowledge upon the Internet, hoping to stir some controversial thought in the minds of humanity’s future. Welcome to my brain.

An Interpretation of Creation

I don’t believe in the Devil. I don’t believe in evil. For God did not sow evil into the fabrics of life. No, I believe our universe is a giant magnet, with a negative pole on one end and a positive pole on the other, resonating the very energies that manifest all life. In the beginning, there was God- a total embodiment of all that ever was and all that ever will be, and from there split himself into two other equal but opposite parts. Together they were balanced, and there was equilibrium. “And God said, ‘let there be light!’ And there was light, and God divided from the light, the darkness.” (Book of Genesis) Here we have the introduction of the positive and negative poles, where “light” serves as the positive aspect and “darkness,” the negative. He then created the firmament of waters and dry land. Water, like I stated above is an archetypal feminine entity and a depiction of the inner world, whereas dry land represents the firm, concrete masculine aspect. God then created the sun, moon, and stars, and it was good. For the moon, whose gravitational pull controls the tides of the ocean waters and waters of the mind-body-soul, represents the unconscious mind, and therefore is assimilated with the feminine and negative facets of God. The sun, a beacon of light from which all life is sustained, epitomizes the outer world and therefore the conscious mind, synonymous to the masculine and positive influences of God- the yang to its equal but opposite counterpart, yin. Here the stars (aka, the rest of the universe) represent the super-conscious, the encapsulation of everything, and therefore serve as a derivation of God himself.

As Above, So Below

There is duality to all peculiarities of the universe because energy eternally seeks balance and gravitates towards equilibrium; it is simply just a law of physics. The energy of the universe is cyclical and infinite, so whatever happens on a large scale, happens on a smaller scale as well. As the universe breaks down to its smallest counterpart, from planets to atoms, it is conceivable that what exists on one end of the universal spectrum must exist in an equal but opposite form on the other end, a law that resonates throughout all facets of life. Assuming this is true and there is in fact a yin and yang to everything in life, we can apply this to one of the most controversial subjects that have plagued mankind for centuries: science vs. religion. On the one hand, we have religion, a literal manifestation of the inner world and subconscious mind via symbols and stories expressed in a unified human language that we can fathom and experience on an emotional (feminine) level. Religion is a product of the right hemisphere of the brain, ruler of artistic expression and the creative factor from which these fabricated stories and legends are so beautifully derived. On the contrary, we have the left hemisphere of the brain, ruler of logic and dominion of reason. It is here through the outer world and conscious mind we seek concrete (masculine) evidence in numbers and law to explain our existence in mathematical matrix from which we so brilliantly thrive. We’ve been fighting this war all wrong, “for neither can live while the other survives.” (JK Rowling- we’ve been interpreting this prophetic mantra all-wrong.) One aspect can simply not exist if it weren’t for the other, as they are inextricably linked, bound by nature to cohabitate harmoniously in the fabrics of life.

Enlightenment Achieved

As above, so below; as within, so without. Together we can restore the balance and seek the unification and harmony within the universe by first balancing our energies on a personal level. By pursuing our inherent connection to God from within we are able to resonate our internal equilibrium, and therefore attract like-minded energies (people). Strength lies in numbers, and the more of us that connect on the same plane of consciousness, the more we vibrate at the same frequency of the opposing forces, and achieve equilibrium on a mass scale. Only then can we serve as a collective antenna for receiving divine knowledge and enlightenment, transcending the very world in which we live. It is then can we tap into the vast powerhouse of celestial energy, harnessing it and converting it into useable energy to sustain our world without consequence. It is with this knowledge and with these forces that we are able to ascend our world into a higher dimension, a Golden Age of abundance and prosperity- the Age of Aquarius.

A World Divine


By: Taylor Millovan

Almost every creation myth known to mankind associates our universe with the term “cosmos.” The etymology of this word however, stems from the ancient Greek word “kosmoV” (kosmos) that literally translates to “world” or “order.” When we think of the term world, we assimilate it with that of the Earth, and the divine geometric order from which the universe is designed. The idea that the world is synonymous to the universe signifies this importance and prevalence of Earth and her place in the universe. Earth is unique in the fact that she is energetically and systematically perfect. She is a living, breathing entity from whom we are given the gift of life.

Native Americans, indigenous to the “New World,” in fact believe that Mother Earth is home to every single medicine, tool, and answer needed to sustain life for the ever-evolving generations to come. Essentially, as long as the earth maintains balance and order, every problem that mankind could ever face could be solved within the trees, waters, and energies of the Great Mother. The term “medicine” actually means “sacred power,” referring to the shamanic ability to choreograph the energies of the universe for the purposes of healing others, suggesting that Earth possesses this “sacred power” and the concept that us humans can tap into these energies in times of need. I am speaking neither from a creationist nor an ancient astronaut theorist perspective, however the fact that we as humans possess the abilities to harness the power of the universe permits me to believe that humans are divine beings, descendants of God himself, and that we are so special and so sacred, that we are the only humans in the universe. Yes, there are other beings and other life forms out there, many of which are extra-dimensional and are endowed with the ability to incarnate to this earth in human form for the sole purpose of bringing truth and knowledge to advance the awareness of humankind, whom over time seem to have forgotten or disconnected from the eternal source that breathed life within us in the first place.

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Adam, Eve, & Archetypal Duality

These Native American beliefs are exemplified in most myths in most cultures via archetypal depictions, however different the stories may seem. Take the biblical anecdote of Adam and Eve for example. In the beginning, God created a divine paradise woven with pure love and energetic harmony, and it was good. In need of someone to appreciate and coexist with her, God then created Adam- the anthropomorphized embodiment of God himself, a blissfully unaware being of light molded by the supreme source to love his new creation. He saw that is was good, and it was pure, but Adam turned lonely. Being that he was only a fraction of God, a part of a whole, representing only a puzzle piece of what God embodies, it only seems necessary that another piece of the puzzle is needed in order to create the illusion of wholeness or oneness. It is here we welcome the concept of duality in the universe. Man himself is not God and cannot be God, as it bestows upon him too much power. To split this power into two inherently opposite or mirror forms however restores the balance of this new life, where the physical and metaphorical union of the two forms is a manifestation of God, hence the mystical symbol of procreation prevalent in all life. The achievement of the direct connection to God via the union of the dual archetypes essentially creates a new being of life and establishes the power of God on a sub-God level or earthly level.

Now Adam and Eve led a happy and blissful life in this beautiful garden, exactly as God intended, his only rule for the pair being that neither may eat from the Tree of Knowledge. There is much speculation as to what this “knowledge” represents, and is propagated throughout most Christian theologies that it’s the inherent knowledge of good and evil. By design, God fabricated all of the Earth and her light-beings, and they were harmonious and symbiotic, however powerless, and mere puppets to the great orchestrator of life. It is here we can denote the Tree of Knowledge as a symbol of free will, giving mankind the power of choice and action with consequence to plant the seeds of his own future.

Forbidden Fruit or Existential Crisis?

Enter the serpent, an archetypal embodiment of wisdom, corruption, and the unconscious. When the serpent speaks to Eve instructing her to eat the fruit of the tree, he embodies the wisdom of knowledge, as he knows very well what the fruit is; he symbolizes the unconscious, as his voice surfaces the temptation of the decision to eat or not to eat; and he signifies corruption, as he disrupts the state of harmony of the garden, almost foreshadowing the nature of the fruit itself. Here the serpent does not represent evil or Satan, as most mainstream scholars believe, for God did not sow evil into the fabrics of life. No, here the serpent serves as a mythological figure known as the trickster-god or culture hero, whose role explains how the world came into being. By disrupting the nature of society, the trickster serves as the impetus for a new way of life, in this case humanity with the forethought of God’s knowledge.

Let us now examine the tree itself. A tree is a symbol of life, proliferation, and connection to everything and everyone around us. The Tree of Knowledge therefore represents God himself, the eternal roots of all that there ever has been or ever will be, extending his love in the trunk and branches of physical life, and whose fruit bears the knowledge of all the little secrets to every facet of life. The very knowledge that fills us with curiosity, that gives rise to scientists and theologians alike, of yearning for who we are and where we come from and what our purpose here is. By eating this fruit, we as humans became aware, enlightened, and heightened our state of consciousness to be able to tune into the very essence of God and unlock the secrets of the omnipresent unknown. God forbade Adam and Eve to eat this fruit not because he didn’t want them to possess this knowledge, but because the consequence of resonating this awareness is nearly unbearable. The insatiable longing of knowing you are not of this world, but merely a firefly apart of the grand fire of the sun, will forever anguish the children of this Earth. Anguish that will fuel our minds to grasp for the heavens by mastering life’s secrets and manipulating the esoteric to essentially reconnect with the eternal love and forever light of the Godhead. Ignorance is bliss! God intended for us to lead harmonious lives with the very world around us, but by allowing us the free will of our actions, and with a pivot in the otherwise stagnant society, life launched itself into the most beautiful and most dangerous chassis of technology, science, evolution, discovery- the Pandora’s box if you will, of the very secrets that will transcend the fabrics of life as we know it, until we have progressed so much that we eventually are united with the Godhead once more.

Our Call to Action

Life is a cosmic force of energies intertwining, reciprocating, and balancing the forces of life that cohabitate the universe. Multi-dimensional and infinitely expanding, as are the secrets that sew together the concrete and known with the abstract and unknown to create a beautiful wave of fabric that instills curiosity in the young minds from which the universe is even projected. The more we learn, the more there is to learn, but in order to move forward we have to master the secrets of the past, understand our stories, and draw connections among civilizations that have shaped the very foundation of life as we know it today.


A deeper look into the mythological & astronomical evidence that suggests mankind’s history is cyclical instead of linear – and what this means for our future.

By Walter Cruttenden, award winning filmmaker, author & Director of the Binary Research Institute, California.


Click here to read part 1 of this 2-part series.

An ancient look at our future

The evidence for mankind’s cyclical history spans across time and space, manifesting itself in a variety of cultures through the ages.

The Greek historian Hesiod spoke of the wonderful nature of the last golden age, when “peace and plenty” abounded, and Hopi myths tell us of cities at the bottom of the sea. Ancient peoples typically broke the great cycle into an ascending and descending phase, each with four periods.

According to Vedic scriptures, when the autumnal equinox moves from Virgo to Aries, humanity moves through the ascending Kali, Dwapara, Treta, and Satya yugas, or eons, before slowly declining in reverse order as the equinox completes its journey (the Satya Yuga marks a golden era).

As stated, the Greeks and other early Mediterranean civilizations described similar periods and labeled them the Iron, Bronze, Silver, and Golden ages. The ancient Maya and Hopi used names such as “worlds” and “suns” and numbered them to identify specific epochs.

Whatever language is used, the concept is the same. In his book, The Holy Science (1894), Sri Yukteswar explains that when our solar system is at a point farthest from its companion star, humanity’s consciousness is at its lowest point (which last occurred around 500 AD), and when the sun is at its closest point (which next occurs in 12,500 AD), consciousness reaches its highest point in this cycle. These celestial points are located at the intersection of the autumnal equinox sun and one of the zodiac’s twelve constellations – the celestial clock.

When the AE sun is in Aries, which is almost always placed in the twelve o’clock position of the zodiac, the Earth is in the best possible stellar environment, making it easy for many people to experience an awakened state of consciousness. When the AE sun is in the constellation Libra, conditions are at their worst, and a dark age, a period of deluded consciousness, prevails.

Please note that I am not saying the stars or constellations cause the changes, or giving any credence to horoscope astrology.

Rather I am pointing out that we can tell where we are in the Great Year by using the stars as a celestial clock. In fact we can do the same with the seasons. When Orion is high in the evening sky we know it is winter. Orion does not cause winter but if we just woke from a coma we could look at the sky, and with just a bit of knowledge, determine exactly where we are in the calendar.

Presently, we are just a few hundred years into the ascending age, crossing over from what the Greeks would call the Age of Man (Iron) to the Age of the Hero (Bronze) – yet still very far from the Age of the Demigods (Silver) and the Age of the Gods (Gold), which are utterly inconceivable to us at this time.

The two equinoxes act as markers on the face of the celestial clock. The ancients used the autumnal equinox (AE) as the hour hand of the ages, with 500 AD as the low point. The renaissance represents the awakening from the Kali Yuga (Iron Age) to the Dwapara Yuga (Bronze Age). That process is now quickening at an exponential rate, akin to the Sun casting more light as it rises above the horizon.

According to Eastern teachings it means we are now awakening from a time when individual consciousness perceived itself as purely a physical form, living in a strictly physical universe, to a time when we begin to see ourselves and the universe as more transparent and mostly made up of subtle energy.

This began with the discoveries of the Renaissance (principles of electricity, laws of gravitation, microscopes, telescopes, and other inventions that expanded our awareness) and has accelerated since with the emergence of quantum physics, which shows us that matter and energy, are interchangeable and proves Einstein’s concepts that even time and space are relative. In short, we are back on the upswing, just beginning to “remember” ourselves as pure consciousness living in a world of undreamed of possibilities.

According to Paramahansa Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a Yogi, by the year 4100 AD (when we cross into the Treta Yuga proper, a.k.a. the silver age), “telepathy and clairvoyance will once again be common knowledge.” It may seem far-fetched, but according to myth and folklore, there was such a time on Earth before, in about 3100 BC, the last Treta Yuga. Some pre-Dark Age stories, such as Genesis, would designate the Treta Yuga the pre-Babel age, when mankind communed freely with nature before God “confused the tongues.”

People often forget what the world was like just five or six hundred years ago, when every nation was at war, plagues and poverty decimated large populations, lifespans were half what they are today, individual rights were nonexistent, and justice was doled out through torture, inquisition, or burning at the stake.

Yes, the world still has problems, but consciousness and awareness are expanding rapidly, manifesting in many ways…

In the U.S. alone, millions of people are meditating, doing yoga, and using “nontraditional” healing practices to maintain their well being. And from the perspective of technology, many believe we are now approaching the “point of singularity” Ray Kurzweil explored in his book The Singularity Is Near – an acceleration of intelligence which will blur the distinction between man and machine. But it is so much more.

Can there be any doubt that improvements across all areas of society over the next five hundred years will be off the charts compared to those of the last five hundred?

Some advocates and astronomers use the vernal equinox (VE), which is now in Pisces at the “dawning of the age of Aquarius,” to tell precessional time. Thus, there is a kernel of truth in the popular 1960s song “Aquarius.” Other cultures used the solstices, which would be a line drawn perpendicular to that of the equinoxes.

Presently, the winter solstice intersects the Galactic Center in Sagittarius. Because this happens in the precessional cycle within just a decade on either side of 2012 (the Mayan calendar end date), Mesoamerican scholar John Major Jenkins believes this culture used it to delineate a “new time,” such as a quickening or spring in a Great Year.

Whatever solar marker is used (equinox or solstice), the celestial clock is a simple way to tell time within a Great Year, and right now all hands point to a brightening of consciousness. The importance of the precessional clock can be seen in the system of time we use to this day: 24 hours in a day, with 12 hours of ascending light, a.m., and 12 hours of descending light, p.m. It is a perfect microcosm of a Great Year, with its 24,000 years, 12,000 ascending and 12,000 descending.

Do we know our real place in cosmic history?

A deeper message than telling time in a Great Year is recognizing that there is a grand cycle to life that affects us all. Having lost this knowledge, we are a society that has lost an understanding of its place in cosmic history. Like an individual with amnesia, we forgot our past and therefore harbor a deep angst about the future.

But when we remember our rich and beautiful history, we rediscover our incredible potential and begin to see and act with clarity. The current time is akin to the last days of winter – things are thawing out. Personally, I am very optimistic about the future. Of course, all the flowers do not bloom on spring’s first day; nonetheless, understanding our place in the Great Year assures us that it could soon be brighter and more beautiful than we have dared to imagine. Our ancestors tell us so.

Could our sun be part of a binary system?

The waxing and waning of the ages in this article is based largely on the idea that our sun is part of a binary star system (two stars gravitationally bound). Fifty years ago the idea was unheard of but astronomers today now know that the majority of stars are part of binary or multiple star system. Some recent studies that include brown dwarfs, suggest that as many as 80% of all stars have one or more partners. So it is not inconceivable that our sun has a partner and that is the scenario that more and more astrophysicists are using to explain strange celestial phenomena:

  • Richard Muller at UC Berkeley has suggested an unseen partner star might be responsible for an increase of comet activity from time to time as the partner dislodges comets out of the Ort Cloud.
  • Drs. Whitmire and Matesse with the University of Louisiana believe a companion star may be responsible for carving the unusually sheer edge of the Kuiper Belt.
  • Mike Brown, an astrophysicist at Caltech, famed for dethroning Pluto as the ninth planet (because he found many similar sized objects) says that a large unknown planet or companion star may be the only way to explain the bizarre shape of Sedna’s orbit.
  • And I personally find that the precession observable (stars moving across sky at 50” per year) is more accurately explained with a moving solar system model, versus the problem-riddled lunisolar theory of precession.

A companion star might also be the reason for the apparent loss of the sun’s angular momentum relative to the planets, a phenomenon that has baffled scientists for years. And it might explain the anomalous acceleration of many spacecraft in unbounded orbits, the Milankovitch cycles, the increasing delta between the length of a tropical and sidereal year and many other solar system oddities.

The fact is most of our solar system science today is still based on the Copernican heliocentric system that requires the sun to be static, without motion. When we unleash the sun from this old idea we may start seeing our world, the universe, and even our past and future with a newfound sense of clarity.

If you enjoyed this post, you’ll love our upcoming FREE screening of Mr. Cruttenden’s award-winning documentary, The Great Year


Narrated by James Earl Jones, The Great Year is a stunning exploration of a monumental celestial cycle, spanning thousands of years, said to be responsible for the rise and fall of civilizations across the globe.

From the wisdom of long-forgotten ancient cultures and philosophers to cutting-edge scientific and archaeological breakthroughs, The Great Year paints a striking picture that puts both mankind’s history and future into question.

The Great Year has won a prestigious Golden Eagle, and gained critical acclaim worldwide. And now, Mr. Cruttenden’s organization, the Conference on Precession and Ancient Knowledge (CPAK) has granted the Ancient Explorers community rights to a first-of-its-kind online screening of The Great Year – and you’re invited.

We’re committed to bringing you the most incisive, disruptive and in-depth ancient knowledge the world has to offer – and this film raises the bar.

Don’t miss the free 24-hour screening on Thursday, October 2nd at 12:01 AM Pacific Time. Just bookmark this viewing link and be on the page during that 24-hour period to watch the movie! Also, make sure to register for the live Q&A session on that page:



Could our ancestors have been more advanced than we think, before losing and eventually regaining everything in an infinite loop of enlightened eras and dark ages? Discover the holistic evidence behind mankind’s cyclical history.

By Walter Cruttenden, award winning filmmaker, author & Director of the Binary Research Institute, California.


It sounds like something out of a high concept science fiction novel: the thought of our ancient ancestors perpetually creating (and losing) anachronistic technology, ideas and civilizations in an endless rise-and-fall cycle.

Yet if today’s convergence of modern astronomy, archaeology and ancient history is correct, the notion may very well be true.

First, the historical argument: ancient cultures around the world spoke of a vast cycle of time with alternating Dark and Golden Ages; Plato called it the Great Year. Most of us were taught that this cycle was just a myth, a fairytale, if we were taught anything about it all.

But according to Giorgio de Santillana, former professor of the history of science at MIT, many ancient cultures believed consciousness and history were not linear but cyclical, rising and falling over long periods of time.

In their landmark work, Hamlet’s Mill, de Santillana and coauthor Hertha von Dechend, show that the myth and folklore of more than thirty ancient cultures speak of a cycle of time with long periods of enlightenment broken by dark ages of ignorance, indirectly driven by a known astronomical phenomena, the precession of the equinox.

Things get even more interesting when we bring in the scientific aspect. Or more specifically…

The two celestial motions that profoundly affect human life

The first is diurnal motion, Earth’s rotation on its axis, which causes humans to move from a waking state to a sleep state and back again every twenty-four hours. Our bodies have adapted to Earth’s rotation so well that it produces these regular changes in consciousness on autopilot.

Earth’s revolution around the sun – the second celestial motion, which Copernicus identified – has an equally significant effect, prompting trillions of life forms to spring out of the ground, to bloom, fruit, and then decay, while billions of other species hibernate, spawn, or migrate en masse. Our visible world literally springs to life, completely changes its color and stride, and then reverses with every waxing and waning of the second celestial motion.

There is also a third celestial motion, less understood than the first two: the precession of the equinox.

And if we are to believe ancient cultures from around the world, its effect is equally transformative. What disguises the impact of this motion is its timescale. Like the mayfly, which lives but one day a year and knows nothing of the seasons, the human being has an average lifespan that comprises only one-360th of the roughly 24,000-year precessional cycle.

And just as the mayfly born on an overcast, windless day has no idea that there is anything as splendid as sunshine or a breeze, so do we, born in an era of materialistic rationality, have little awareness of a golden age or higher states of consciousness – though that is the ancestral message.

Some of the most pressing questions at this point are:

1) What stage of the cycle are we now at?
2) What can we expect in the future?

Addressing these questions require us to first understand the cause of the procession.

How solar movement affects consciousness on a grand scale

The observation of Earth’s three motions is quite simple. In the first, rotation, we see the sun rise in the east and set in the west every twenty-four hours. And if we were to look at the stars just once a day, we would see a similar pattern over a year: the stars rise in the east and set in the west.

The twelve constellations of the zodiac – the ancient markers of time that lie along the ecliptic, the sun’s path – pass overhead at the rate of about one per month and return to the starting point of our celestial observation at the end of the year. And if we looked just once a year, say on the autumnal equinox, we would notice the stars move retrograde (opposite to the first two motions) at the rate of about one degree every seventy years.

At this pace, the equinox falls on a different constellation approximately once every 2,000 years, taking about 24,000 years to complete its cycle through the twelve constellations.

This is called the precession (the backward motion) of the equinox relative to the fixed stars.

The standard theory of precession says it is principally the Moon’s gravity acting upon the oblate Earth that must be the cause of Earth’s changing orientation to inertial space, a.k.a. “precession.” However, this theory was developed before astronomers learned the solar system could move and has now been found by the International Astronomical Union to be “inconsistent with dynamical theory.”

Ancient oriental astronomy teaches that an equinox slowly moving or “precessing” through the zodiac’s twelve constellations is simply due to the motion of the sun curving through space around another star, which changes our viewpoint of the stars from Earth. At the Binary Research Institute, we have modeled a moving solar system and found it does indeed better produce the precession observable, while resolving a number of solar system anomalies. This strongly suggests the ancient explanation may be the most plausible, even though astronomers have not yet discovered a companion star to Earth’s Sun.

So was Plato right?

Beyond the technical considerations, a moving solar system appears to provide a logical reason why we might have a Great Year, to use Plato’s term, with alternating dark and golden ages.

That is, if the solar system carrying the Earth actually moves in a huge orbit, subjecting Earth to the electromagnetic (EM) spectrum of another star or EM source along the way, and shaping the subtle electrical and magnetic fields through which we move, we could expect this to affect our magnetosphere, ionosphere, and very likely all life in a pattern commensurate with that orbit.

Because just as Earth’s smaller diurnal and annual motions produce the cycles of day and night and the seasons of the year (both due to Earth’s changing position in relation to the EM spectrum of the Sun), so might the larger celestial motion be expected to produce a cycle that affects life and consciousness on a grand scale.

In March 2014, NASA discovered that the earth’s rotation and motion through space rearranges the electrons in the radiation belt into a zebra pattern! This was entirely unexpected as it was believed these particles are moving too swiftly to be affected by the earth’s motion.

A hypothesis then for how consciousness might be affected by such a celestial cycle can be built on the work of Dr. Valerie Hunt, a former professor of physiology at UCLA. In a number of studies, she has found that changes in the ambient subtle electrical, EM and magnetic fields (which surrounds us all the time) can dramatically affect human cognition and performance.

In short, consciousness appears to be affected by subtle fields of light, or as quantum physicist Dr. Amit Goswami might say, “Consciousness prefers light.” Consistent with myth and folklore, the concept behind the Great Year or cyclical model of history is based on the Sun’s motion through space, subjecting Earth to waxing and waning stellar fields (all stars are huge generators of EM spectra) and resulting in the legendary rise and fall of the ages over great epochs of time.

And speaking of myth and folklore…

When historical truth isn’t exactly truth

Current theories of history generally ignore myth and folklore and do not consider any macro external influences on consciousness. For the most part, modern history theory teaches that consciousness (or history) moves in a linear pattern from the primitive to the modern, with few exceptions, and it includes the following tenets:

  • Mankind evolved out of Africa
  • People were hunter-gatherers until about 5,000 years ago
  • Tribes first banded together for protection from other warring parties
  • Written communication preceded large engineered structures or populous civilizations

The problem with this widely accepted paradigm is that it is not consistent with the evolving interpretation of recently discovered ancient cultures and anomalous artifacts. In the last hundred years, major discoveries have been made in Mesopotamia, the Indus Valley, South America, Turkey and many other regions that break the rules of history theory and push back the time of advanced human development.

Specifically, they show that ancient peoples were, in many ways, far more proficient and civilized nearly five thousand years ago than they were during the more recent dark ages of just six hundred to a thousand years ago.

In Caral, an ancient complex of unknown origin on the west coast of Peru, we find six pyramids that are carbon dated to 2700 BC, a date contemporaneous with Egyptian pyramids and that rivals the time of the first major structures found in the so-called Cradle of Civilization in Mesopotamia. Caral is an ocean away from the Cradle.

We find no evidence of writing or weaponry, two of the so-called necessities of civilization, but we do find beautiful musical instruments, astronomically aligned structures, and evidence of commerce with distant lands (fabrics, seeds and shells not indigenous to the area)— all signs of a peaceful and prosperous culture.

Gobekli Tepe presents an even greater challenge to conventional accounts of history. Dated to at least 9000 BC, this site in Turkey contains dramatic architecture, including carved pillars of huge proportions. To find that something so large and complex existed long before the dates accepted for the invention of agriculture and pottery is an archaeological enigma.

These sites clearly defy the standard historical paradigm

And what is stranger still is that so many of these civilizations seemed to decline en masse. In ancient Mesopotamia, Pakistan, Jiroft, and adjacent lands, we find knowledge of astronomy, geometry, advanced building techniques, sophisticated plumbing and water systems, incredible art, dyes and fabrics, surgery, medicine, and many other refinements of a civilized culture which seem to have emerged from nowhere and were completely lost over the next few thousand years.

By the time of the worldwide dark ages, every one of these civilizations, including the big ones in Egypt and the Indus Valley, had largely turned to dust or nomadic ways of life. Near the depths of the cyclic downturn, there were ruins and little else, while the local populace knew nothing of the builders except through legend. In some areas where larger populations still remained, such as parts of Europe, poverty, plague, and disease were often rampant, and the ability to read, write, or duplicate any of the earlier engineering or scientific feats had essentially disappeared. What happened?

While records of this period remain spotty, the archeological evidence indicates that consciousness, reflected as human ingenuity and capability, was greatly diminished.

Humanity seemed to have lost the ability to do the things it used to do. Interestingly, this is just what many ancient cultures predicted. Stefan Maul, the world’s foremost Assyrianologist, shed light on this phenomenon in his 1997 Stanford Presidential Lectures series. He tells us that the Akkadians knew they lived in a declining era. They revered the past as a higher time and tried to hang on to it, but at the same time, they predicted and lamented the dark ages that would follow.

His etymological studies of cuneiform tablets show the ancient words for “past” have now become our words for “future” and the ancient words for “future” have become our words for “past.” It is almost as if humanity orients its motion through time depending on whether it is going toward or away from a golden age.

This principle of waxing and waning epochs is depicted in numerous bas-reliefs found in ancient Mithraic “mystery school” temples. The famed Tauroctany, or bull-slaying scene, is usually surrounded by two boys, Cautes and Cautopetes. One holds a torch up on the ascending side of the zodiac, indicating a time of increasing light, and the other holds a torch down on the descending side of the zodiac, indicating a time of darkness. As the chart below shows, these time periods correspond with the Greeks’ “iron, bronze, silver and golden ages,” a simple way to describe the Great Year epochs.

Dark ages on a global scale

Jarred Diamond, well-known historian-anthropologist and author of Guns, Germs and Steel, makes a good case that it is primarily local geographic and environmental advantages that determine which group of humans succeeds or fails versus another. Those that have the steel, guns, and bad germs win.

Although this helps to explain many regional differences of the last few thousand years, it does not address the macro trends that seem to have affected all cultures, including China and the Americas, as they collectively slipped into the last worldwide dark age.

The cyclical Great Year model overlays and augments Diamond’s observations with a reason for the widespread downturn. It implies that it is not only the geography and environment on Earth that determines a people’s relative success but also the geography and environment of Earth in space that affects humanity on a macroscopic scale. Just as small celestial motions dramatically affect life over the short term, so it appears that large celestial motions color life over the long term, resulting in the seasons of a Great Year.

Understanding that consciousness may indeed rise and fall with the motions of the heavens gives meaning to ancient myth and folklore and puts anomalous cultures and artifacts, such as the Antikythera device and the Babylon battery, into a historical context that makes sense.

For example, the battery was developed at least 2000 years ago, lost in the dark ages, then reinvented by Volta in the post renaissance period. The same thing goes for prosthetic devices, brain surgery, knowledge of a heliocentric system and engineering, etc. etc. They were discovered lost, then rediscovered.

It also speaks to why so many ancient cultures appear to have been fascinated with the stars and provides us with a workable paradigm in which to understand history. It could also help us identify the forces that propelled the Renaissance and that may be accelerating consciousness in our current era. Myth and folklore, the scientific language of yore, provide a deeper look at consciousness throughout the ages – including where we could be headed in the future.

Look out for part 2 of this article, where we’ll take a closer look at the mythological and astronomical reasonings for this theory of cyclical history.

If you enjoyed this post, you’ll love our upcoming FREE screening of Mr. Cruttenden’s award-winning documentary, The Great Year


Narrated by James Earl Jones, The Great Year is a stunning exploration of a monumental celestial cycle, spanning thousands of years, said to be responsible for the rise and fall of civilizations across the globe.

From the wisdom of long-forgotten ancient cultures and philosophers to cutting-edge scientific and archaeological breakthroughs, The Great Year paints a striking picture that puts both mankind’s history and future into question.

The Great Year has won a prestigious Golden Eagle, and gained critical acclaim worldwide. And now, Mr. Cruttenden’s organization, the Conference on Precession and Ancient Knowledge (CPAK) has granted the Ancient Explorers community rights to a first-of-its-kind online screening of The Great Year – and you’re invited.

We’re committed to bringing you the most incisive, disruptive and in-depth ancient knowledge the world has to offer – and this film raises the bar.

Don’t miss the free 24-hour screening on Thursday, October 2nd at 12:01 AM Pacific Time. Just bookmark this viewing link and be on the page during that 24-hour period to watch the movie! Also, make sure to register for the live Q&A session on that page:


A Mars-Earth Connection


I started to reflect back on Egypt, with its famous Sphinx and Great Pyramids. The limestone Sphinx of Giza, with its massive human face crowned by an elaborate headdress, struck me as uncommonly similar to the Face on Mars. Not only that, both the Sphinx and the Mars Face are located in close proximity to massive Pyramids. Could this be mere random chance? There has to be a connection, a Mars-Earth connection.

The more I thought about what it might mean that there is a Face and Pyramids on Mars, the more I began to think about all the megalithic structures here on Earth. We have large stone monuments that are located on every continent, yet we don’t really know for sure who built them and for what purpose. A perfect example is the Giza Pyramids.

The Mainstream View

According to mainstream science, the Egyptian Pyramids were constructed over a century and a half period from approximately 2630 to 2490 BC. The largest of the Pyramids, located near the Sphinx on the Giza plateau, is generally dated circa 2550 BC. Standing 147 meters high, it was the tallest monument in the entire world until the 19th century. The Great Giza Pyramid consists of nearly two and a half million stone blocks, each weighing from 2.5 to 15 tons. Scientists estimate that these massive blocks would have to have been set at a rate of one every two and a half minutes. What kind of work force could have been capable of such an impressive feat given the technology of the time?

If you ask an Egyptologist “Who built the Pyramids?” they will answer that ancient Egyptian workers devoted to their pharaohs built them. They base this theory on wall carvings and hieroglyphs depicting workers moving large blocks of stone.

But the real question should be “Where are the tools they used?” Large quarry sites from today use very large machinery to accomplish these monumental kinds of tasks. Where are the machines or advanced tools the ancient Egyptians used? The Great Giza Pyramid stands at the center of an extremely elaborate complex including many smaller pyramids, temples and several tombs. It is not enough to say that 20,000 people working 80 years straight could have built all of this WITHOUT the use of large quarry sites or tools to excavate the stones used.

New evidence has risen that raises even more questions as to the actual purpose of the Pyramids as well as their construction date. Using star mapping software on a PC, we can determine where the stars will be located at any specific time in the future or the past. This is useful for knowing that you can go outside your home at night and locate specific star constellations.

Using star mapping software over the Giza plateau reveals some interesting information about the three Pyramids and the Sphinx located there. It turns out that the three Pyramids of Giza form a terrestrial map of the Orion constellation, as Orion would have appeared in 10,500 BC. Also, on that exact date, the Sphinx (a creature with the face of a human and the body of a lion) gazes east directly into the constellation of LEO, the lion.

Is this just coincidence? How could the Egyptians from 2,500 BC build the Giza Pyramids to precisely match the Orion Constellation from the year 10,500 BC?

Pyramids_Orion's Belt

Giza Pyramids Aligned With Orion

It is certain that the principal Giza monuments form an accurate terrestrial map of the three stars of Orion’s belt as these constellations appeared in 10,500 BC. Who could have been observing the skies over Giza in 10,500 BC and who, at that date, could have had the technical capacity to realize such monumental works as the Sphinx and the Pyramids? Egyptologists assert that there were no civilizations on Earth at that time, let alone one capable of planning and building such immense, well-engineered structures.

If they are right, why do the alignments of Giza so plainly and repetitively mirror the skies of the 11th millennium BC? There may be a ‘terrestrial connection’ between Giza and Cydonia – the region of Mars where the mysterious structures are located – perhaps a common source that imparted the same legacy of knowledge and symbolism on both worlds.

If the structures are intelligently created, then what is their purpose? When you look closely at the image below, you can clearly see what appears to be a terrain difference right at about where a shoreline would be if the city were on the edge of land. The Face is positioned in a way that would be visible from the city. So are other key features in this area, like the D&M pyramid.

Is this just coincidence? NOPE. The geology alone speaks for its self. Whether or not the surface difference is caused by water, I am not able to say since I am not a geologist. But, in my opinion just by looking at the image myself, and the anomalies in the region, it seems quite possible that Cydonia was built right at the edge of water. On Earth, this is where we commonly build waterfront property.


Geological Evidence

The Giza Sphinx, too, stands on the west bank of the Nile River. Notice the color difference and the knobby terrain near all the pyramidal structures in the Cydonia region. These characteristics might well indicate that the pyramids were located on land. The Face, however, is surrounded by less knobby, lighter color surface.


The Sphinx is said to have been constructed between 2558 and 2532 BC. There is strong geological evidence that the Sphinx has been heavily weathered by water sometime in its past. The nature of the weathering suggests that it was caused by heavy rain over a long period of time. If the Sphinx was, in fact, built circa 2500 BC, as mainstream scientists claim, that would place its construction long after the climate changes that transformed Egypt into an arid landscape. When was the last time it rained on the Giza dessert? Just over 10,000 years ago…