The Emerald Tablets – A 38,000 Year Old Alchemist’s Guidebook Shrouded in Mystery.

Emerald Tablet
Even a little bit of research into the mysterious text we call the “Emerald Tablets” will quickly leave you baffled. While the translations reveal ancient secrets once known only by Hermetic Magicians, Alchemists and other Initiates, the origins of this work are not so clear at all.

Conflicting information, confusing speculation and heated opinion surround the Emerald Tablets text. In fact, depending on what you read or who you trust, this body of work is a mere 1,200 years old … or a whopping 38,000!

The Tablets have been described as rectangular green slabs or plaques with exquisite, bas-relief lettering. A lettering which appears similar to the ancient Phoenician script. And while the many translations over the centuries all source their origin from these carved emerald stones, the “original” objects are nowhere to be found … at least not to this day.

If there is a set of emerald stones carved with alchemical secrets, where might they be? Some say they’re buried within a vault somewhere on the Giza plateau. Other say they’re within the equally mysterious (and hidden) Ark of the Covenant.

From Base Metal To Gold – The Transmutation of Consciousness

To explain it in the most basic terms, the text of the Emerald Tablets is a summary of the principles of alchemy. It is where the “Secrets of the Philosopher’s Stone” is described.

And those secrets are all about transmutation

Transmutation, from an alchemist’s point of view, is about turning “base metal” into “gold.” How these two “prima materia” (first matter) are actually defined, however, is up to the reader …

While some argue that the alchemist’s power comes from a formula which literally turns one physical substance into another (base metal to gold), modern day mystics sometimes argue that this is the language of symbolism. “Base metal”, in the language of the mystics, refers to base human consciousness, while “gold” refers to the transmutation of the ordinary human into a conscious creator or enlightened being.

Pyramid Chamber or Sri Lankan Cave? The Mysterious Origins of the Emerald Tablets


Occult history buffs and students tend to agree that the Tablets were originally uncovered around 1350 bce, in a hidden chamber under the Egyptian pyramid of Cheops. But this is not the only tale of their discovery.

Another legend tells a tale of Hermes, (not the Roman messenger god of Quicksilver, but a 5th century philosopher) who happened to be traveling in Ceylon (modern-day Sri Lanka). He discovered the Emerald Tablets, so the story goes, hidden in a cave.

After studying them, Hermes learned the secret of traveling in “both heaven and earth.” The legend goes on to say that he spent the remainder of his life traveling across Asia and the Middle East serving as both healer and teacher.

(Interestingly enough, the sacred Hindu text called Mahanirvanatantra claims the Buddha was the very same person of Hermes. As it turns out, both are referred to as the “Son of the Moon” in several other Hindu texts.)

Atlantis, Noah’s Ark and the Ark of the Covenant

Another mystery surrounding the Tablets is its author. Some say it was written by an Atlantean Priest-King named Thoth (in an incarnation as Hermes Trismegistus) back around 36,000 bce. Others argue it was one of Adam’s sons, (of Adam & Eve fame), who is to be credited. Still others say it was an Arab named Balinas between the 6th and 8th centuries of our current era, who first wrote down the secrets of the alchemists.

What we do know is this: the self-named author within the translated texts is one “Hermes Trismegistus.” But the first appearance of the text that we know of was written in Arabic by Balinas, some time between 500-799 ce. Balinas claims to have uncovered the text within a vault found beneath a statue of Hermes in central Turkey. He also writes that within the vault he found an old man sitting atop a gold throne. This old man held the tablets in his arms.

Some Jewish mystics, on the other hand, say that Seth (Adam’s son), is the real author. In the “Seth Origins camp” the Emerald Tablets were later in Noah’s hands, who took them aboard his ark. Following those 40 days and nights, Noah supposedly then hid the Emerald Tablets deep within a cave, somewhere near Hebron. Later, so this story goes, they were discovered by Abraham’s wife, Sarah.

Yet another version of the Tablets’ origins tells of Hermes (another of Abraham’s sons) giving them to Moses’s daughter Miriam. Miriam then allegedly placed them in the Ark of the Covenant, where they’re said to remain even today.

“The First Time”


Despite the mystery surrounding the Tablets (and the origins of alchemy in general), among alchemists today and those in the past there is almost complete agreement: alchemy’s origins lay in the pre-pharaonic land of Egypt. It was a gift from the gods during the “First Time,” or Zep Tepi.
According to this legend, a group of gods or godlike beings arrived in Egypt. These beings shared with the people an advanced technology which enabled them to literally transform matter. It was during this time that Thoth was said to have crafted or brought the Emerald Tablets to humanity.
Exactly when was this “First Time”? … more than 12,000 years ago.
Source Book for Egyptian Mysteries and Western Religions?

One of the key “truths” revealed in the Emerald Tablets is the notion of “As Above, So Below”. If indeed, the origins of this message come from some long-lost tablets, that means all the wisdom of the ancient Egyptians is itself but a copy of something much older.

Could the Emerald Tablets be the source book for both the Egyptian Mystery Schools and all western religious traditions? We know that Judaism, Islam and Christianity all share certain principles which link back to Abrahamic traditions. But students of the Emerald Tablets argue that those Abraham-based precepts can all be sourced within the far older Hermetic principles revealed in the Emerald Tablets.

Certainly if the principles and mysteries outlined within the Emerald Tablets date back to the “First Time” it would be easy to see how they could have reached and influence the likes of Abraham, Moses and those early Hebrews. But like the rest of the Tablets’ mysteries, we can’t know for sure if their origins truly date back to such an ancient, pre-flood era.

In fact, we can’t even be certain there actually is a set of Emerald Tablets, despite their fame across the centuries …

Evidence of Actual Tablets?

However you choose to interpret the texts as they’ve been translated down through the ages, one thing with far less room for interpretation is the existence of the Tablets at all. Despite compelling arguments by sages, alchemists and mystics, we have yet to find (or re-find) the stones.

Were there indeed slabs of emerald carved with formulae for magic by an ancient King of a long lost world? If so, where did it go?

Freemasonry’s Famous Tablet Translators

Did translators such as Balinas, Sir Isaac Newton, Aleister Crowley or Albertus Magnus actually see these Tablets? If not, what reason would any of them have to invent a story of its existence at all?

Was this some clever ruse to shroud certain factions of society in mystery? To keep the bulk of humanity from asking too many questions for fear of powerful magician’s reprise?

Certainly Newton, Crowley and Magnus were all very likely to have been Freemasons, wielding great power in their time. Would whispered rumors of Egyptian magic used by these men as means to another end?

We may never know the answers to the mystery behind the Emerald Tablets’ origins, their true nature or even their existence at all. What we do know is that the information as it has come down to us reveals secrets which alchemists throughout the ages had long sought to keep hidden from the world. Information you and I may use to transform matter … or perhaps, even ourselves.

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Extraterrestrial Life, UFO’s, Human Origins and More…


Did flesh and blood extraterrestrials visit Earth a long, long time ago? Are we really the pinnacle of creation? Could the knowledge of apparently highly advanced technology in ancient civilizations be related to ancient alien contact? And most importantly, did ancient aliens interfere with or influence human and cultural evolution? What evidence do we currently find on Earth.

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All the ancient cultures built monuments that align to various star constellations. They were all aware of a much larger cycle of time. Why did they build so many megalithic monuments that track the movement of the heavens?

Every old temple in Greece is connected with other old temples, with the same distances and angles. In ancient Europe Stonehenge and other old places are all connected under the same geometrical lines. Who measured these places in the deep past? The pyramids of Teotihuacan show a model of our solar system including Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. (Pluto was discovered in 1930.)

Ancient Aliens

Although we are the product of evolution, we are at the same time decadence of some extraterrestrials. This can be clearly proven in the Lamech- scrolls one of the death sea scrolls.

Some thousands of years ago our forefathers showed their gods in cave paintings. Throughout the ages until today humans have presented their heavenly teachers in a similar way. Erich von Däniken gives the pictorial evidence from the past to the present.

Near the city of Cusco/Peru exist stone cuttings of prehistoric times. Which were impossible to made with prehistoric tools. The same is truth for the so called ruins of Puma Punku in Bolivia. Erich von Däniken debunks the archaeological explanations.

Every antique culture was expecting the return of some gods. This goes on until today. Every present religion is expecting their savior: Jesus, Buddha, the Muslim Mahadi, and the Jewish Messaja.

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Green On Mars


Is NASA About To Announce Plant Life On Mars?

It would be easy to take it for granted that the atmosphere of Mars is inhospitable to sustaining life. In fact, this is generally considered to be the case—which is a good reason why NASA would be so quick to dismiss the images of the Face on Mars and the Pyramids as mere natural by-products of wind erosion. To consider that these structures were deliberately created, we have to assume that the Martian atmosphere at some point was capable of supporting life. Currently, there is a vast body of evidence emerging that suggests that this may well have been the case at some time in the past.

Primarily, scientists have been examining what is known as the Gusev crater, a huge crater with a diameter of about 160 kilometers (90 miles).  Many believe that the crater at one point was filled with water. The size and dimensions of the crater suggest that possibly a lake once stood there.

The NASA Spirit Rover landed in center of the Gusev crater in 2004. Images taken from the Rover’s panoramic camera also show a number of interesting rocks. One rock outcropping, called the “Pot of Gold,” has been thus named for its strange collection of nodules. There is also a cluster of rocks that resemble rotting loaves of bread and have therefore been dubbed the  “Rotten Rocks.”

Did NASA Discover Bacterial Life?

The Mars Express spacecraft has gathered some other remarkable information. The mission of this spacecraft was initially to analyze in detail the chemical composition of the Martian atmosphere. The atmosphere on Mars consists of 95% carbon dioxide in addition to 5% other constituents which are not entirely known. Scientists suspected that this 5% is made up of a combination water, carbon monoxide, oxygen, formaldehyde and methane. The Mars Express was equipped with an instrument known as a Planetary Fourier Spectrometer (PFS), which is able to detect very specific molecules through an analysis of the molecule’s light absorption mode. This is known as the molecule’sspectral fingerprint.” This instrument was able to determine for certain that methane is present in the atmosphere of Mars. The next question is, where does it come from?

Unless there is a consistent source producing the methane that continually puts it out into the atmosphere, then the methane would only survive in the atmosphere for a few hundred years. This is because it oxidizes into water and carbon dioxide fairly quickly. Both water and carbon dioxide are present in the Martian atmosphere. However, since there is also still methane present, there must be some mechanism that puts it into the atmosphere on an ongoing basis.

One theory for the ongoing presence of methane involves the possibility of volcanic activity. However, so far no active volcanos have been detected on the surface of Mars. This makes it necessary to consider the other possibility—that the methane is a by-product of biological activity such as fermentation.

Taking this possibility into consideration, NASA’s pictures of the Gusev crater using the Mars Global Surveyor, and the more recent Odyssey mission using the Themis Camera reveal some other interesting data as well. As you can see here, the images taken show a dark mass that at first glance seems to have characteristics that resemble some sort of plant life.


In 2004, the European Space Agency took its first full color image of the Gusev crater. What made the ESA image so immediately interesting was the “dark mass” features seen streaking in portions of the floor of the 90-mile-wide Crater in the NASA imaging (left). They can now be seen in true color by ESA revealed by Mars Express (right) to be various amazing shades of green.

At Gusev, if the craters in the area were indeed harboring conditions conducive to some special algae growth – primarily, by extending below the local water table — then one could easily speculate that as the algae mats within some craters grow in the Martian spring and summer, and ultimately reproduce, their spores are carried by the winds out of the craters … to form the long, sinuous streaks across the intercrater surfaces observed from orbit! The “streaks,” then, would simply be more colonies of algae from the craters … spread by algae spores surviving for a time between the crater floors.

Methane All Over Mars…..

However, deprived of crucial quantities of water and essential nutrients (which, in this scenario, would be concentrated on those crater floors), the migrating algae colonies between the craters quickly die … anddecompose. Through this process, they would inevitably release some of their bound organics – the hydrogen, carbon, etc. — back into the atmosphere … to be seen as significant quantities of methane gas.


During 2004 observations from the ESA Mars Express spacecraft in orbit around Mars, methane was detected in its atmosphere. And even more recently, methane has been detected on Mars by three independent groups of scientists. And this could be a sign of life-indicating, methane-producing bacteria.

In 2005, the “Pot of Gold” rock outcropping was examined in more detail. The Mars Spirit Rover discovered high concentrations of magnesium iron carbonate. This is a huge discovery. Carbonate originates only in wet, neutral conditions but dissolves in acidic conditions. Therefore, the presence of carbonate indicates that the ancient water which once pooled in the Gusev crater was not acidic. Rather, it was non-acidic water and therefore highly favorable habitat for supporting life. The substantial concentration of the carbonate deposit indicates a high probability that conditions were once highly conducive to supporting life in this place.

It becomes more and more clear that the Martian atmosphere has not always been so inhospitable to sustaining life. With this information, we must take into consideration the possibility that the remarkable Face and Pyramid formations on the surface of the planet did not simply emerge through natural processes. It becomes increasingly likely that their construction was deliberate at some point in the planet’s long and mysterious history. If this is so, it begs us to consider the possibility of a connection between the Martian Face and Pyramids and certain remarkable constructions found on our own planet Earth…

City Of The Gods

City Of The Gods – Teotihuacán

Thirty miles north of Mexico City lay the ruins of an impressive ancient city. Teotihuacán, The City of the Gods, was a carefully planned city once covering eight square miles. At its height, it is believed to have had a population of around 200,000 and was far more advanced than any European city of its time. For centuries, Teotihuacán was the Mesoamerican region’s cultural, religious, political, economic, and social center. The massive temples of the Sun, the Moon, the Citadel, and the various palaces, plazas, and paved streets are said to have been built by a pre-Aymara civilization. Once again, another incredible site, the builders of which are unidentified before one considers the Anunnaki paradigm.


According to archeologists, Teotihuacán was a vibrant metropolis and ceremonial center pre-dating the Aztecs civilization by several centuries. It must have been inhabited by thousands of people, but it is impossible to say who they were or where they came from. It is believed that its decline began suddenly around 650 AD and that by 740 AD it was completely abandoned. But no one knows why.

Though archaeologists have long been fascinated with the site, Teotihuacán’s culture and history are still largely mysterious. The civilization left massive ruins, but no trace has yet been found of a writing system and very little is known for sure about its builders, who were followed first by the Toltecs and then by the Aztecs.

Place of the Gods

The Aztecs did not live in the city, but gave the place and its major structures their current names. They considered it the “Place of the Gods” and believed it was the place where the world had been created.

It is known that ultimately the Aztecs were conquered by the Spanish. What is interesting about this fact is that many archaeologists and anthropologists agree that the Spanish were not necessarily better soldiers than the Aztecs, but that they physically resembled the Aztec’s depictions of their god Quetzalcoatl.


Symbolized as a feathered serpent, Quetzalcoatl is also apparently an historical figure of some sort. He supposedly brought culture, mathematics, astronomy, masonry, architecture, agriculture, knowledge of herbal medicine, law, arts, metallurgy and the concept of the calendar to the Aztec people. But he is physically pictured as entirely different form the natives of this region. Rather, he is depicted as light-skinned, with a long nose and beard. The Aztecs believed that he had arrived by a boat from the east and, after imparting his wealth of knowledge, sailed away again with a promise to return one day.

Relevant to our discussion here, why would the Aztecs have created a god-like figure not out of their own image? And where did he come from? Clearly, they had acquired vast knowledge—enough to construct a remarkably advance civilization—from a creature who had come from far away. Further, he looked nothing like them, but was entirely other. When one considers facts like these, it is impossible not to at least consider the possibility of an alien helping hand all those centuries ago.

Turning back to the original inhabitants of Teotihuacán, though, and their remarkable achievements even before the Aztecs came into the picture, we must examine the incredible ruins they left behind.


It is here, at Teotihuacán, that we find even more remarkable pyramids, mirroring those found in Egypt as well as on Mars. There are also a number of palaces and temples adorned with incredible murals and stone carvings—all of which demonstrate a high degree of sophisticated artistry and craftsmanship.

But let’s focus our attention on the remarkable pyramids, since they have such incredible, inexplicable parallels with Egypt and Cydonia. First, there is the Pyramid of the Sun, which is the largest in the Teotihuacán complex. It is the third largest pyramid on earth and it dominates the landscape of these Mesoamerican ruins.

As you can see, the pyramid is stepped rather than smooth-sided—more like the earliest Egyptian Pyramids rather than the later ones. It once stood 210 feet high and 650 feet square. There was a wooden temple perched upon the top of the pyramid, looking out over the vast city below.

Pyramid Similarities Match Giza

It is very interesting to note some of the similarities between The Pyramid of the Sun and the Great Pyramid of Giza. Considering their vast geographical distance from one another, it is revealing to examine the relationship between the measurements of each one.

First of all, they are nearly equal in their base perimeter measurements. Also, the Pyramid of the Sun is just about exactly half the height of the Great Pyramid. It’s also clear that the ratio of each of their heights to the perimeters of their bases are both based on the mathematical ratio pi. While the base perimeter of the Pyramid of the Sun is 4pi times its height, the Great pyramid of Giza’s base perimeter is 2pi times its height. Obviously, whoever constructed these pyramids had a similar advanced knowledge of geometry and sophisticated mathematics. Each of these builders also applied their knowledge to constructing remarkable similar pyramids—located at a massive distance from one another. It is impossible not to suspect some common factor here, an architect perhaps linking these two radically different civilizations.

There is another remarkable feature of the all the pyramids at Teotihuacán. Many of them contain a very thick layer of mica, which is definitely not to be found in the area. The closest source location for mica is Brazil, in fact—which is more than 2,000 miles away! Mica is a very delicate substance—flakey in texture, almost powdery. Yet massive amounts of it are to be found in the pyramids here, and they could only have been brought in large quantities from this great distance, supposedly in an era pre-dating the use of wheeled vehicles. How could it have traveled so far?

It’s also noteworthy that the mica was used as an inner layer of these pyramids—that is, it is not visible from the outside. Therefore, its application must have been practical rather than aesthetic. Today, we know to use mica as an insulating substance in electronic and electrical devices. Was it being used for the same purpose in these ancient pyramids? If so, how did these mysterious ancients have the knowledge of its insulating powers?


City Built As Ancient Mathematical Grid

Another remarkable thing about Teotihuacán is the layout of the city. It turns out to be a grid, clearly, offset by about 15.5 degrees from the cardinal points. The main avenue, known as the Street of the Dead, runs from 15º.5 east of north to 15º.5 west of south. The Pyramid of the Sun is oriented north of due west by this exact same amount, making it so that this Pyramid faces directly into the point of the setting sun—on August 13th. Because of this last fact, we know that the layout of Teotihuacán being slightly off the cardinal points is not due to a “misalignment” or error in calculations. Clearly, it is laid out very deliberately.

The layout of the city suggests that it was done with an advanced knowledge of astronomy. The Pyramid of the Moon is located at one end of the Street of the Dead, and is aligned with the Pyramid of the Sun so carefully that it creates a sight line across the two, marking the meridian. This would have allowed the ancient people who built these structures to have fixed the times of noon and midnight with perfect precision.

There are many remarkable facts about this ancient city that indicate advanced mathematics and astronomy. It is difficult to imagine that many of the particulars of its construction were achieved with only observational, “naked-eye” astronomy, as it is supposed these people would have had. Is it possible, then, that they had more technology—more assistance—than we usually suppose? The precise design of the entire city and its pyramids certainly leads us to this conclusion.

Forbidden Ancient Technology & A Cataclysmic War… In the Oldest Civilization on Earth?

This post-film smoking gun report reveals why the mysterious lost city of Dwarka may force us to rewrite history. Read on to uncover what we know, what didn’t make it into the documentary, and what happens next.

dwakadish temple

Buried beneath the waters of the Arabian Sea, the ruined fragments of an ancient city twice the size of Manhattan occasionally wash up onto the sandy shore of one of India’s most fascinating sites. Known as one of the four Dhamas, the small coastal city, still called Dwarka today, is a sacred place of pilgrimage in the Hindu religion. For hundreds, if not thousands of years, people from around India have traveled to Dwarka, and in particular to Dwarkadish Temple, to pay homage to deities and receive blessings, but few locals are even aware of the great mystery that lies just a few hundred meters off shore. As you saw in our documentary, Dwarka: Atlantis of the East, our founder Amish Shah journeyed to see this gem of cultural heritage and inadvertently began unraveling the clues behind this mystery.

Submerged Ruins

Just 200 meters from the sandy coast, large underwater structures have remained for thousands of years. In the 1980’s, Archaeologists launched a diving investigation to determine the extent of these ruins. It was India’s first attempt at underwater research and it carried on for nearly two decades. Just a few meters beneath the water they discovered clear evidence of ruins and a number of stone anchors scattered along the outside of this hidden city. It suggested that at some point several thousand years ago, this submerged city was an extraordinarily busy port, perhaps a port of commerce, that was heavily trafficked by sea. But with the limited technology of the late 20th Century, experts were unable to get a conclusive date for the city.

The true mystery was found in the fact that this city was several meters below sea level. The tools for thorough excavation simply did not exists at the time, so it wouldn’t be until 1997, with the help of another research team, that Archaeologists would be able to uncover more clues about the mysterious ruins beneath the water.

The mainstream view currently dates the site between the 8th and 15th Century AD, but this is acknowledged as being based on surrounding archaeological sites. In other words, researchers have estimated this date based solely on the dating of structures above ground near the modern city of Dwarka.

Rich History

Krishna Flying Chariot

In the documentary, Amish reveals that Dwarka was referenced in the Mahabharata and it was described as the site of a massive battle between the legendary figure of Krishna and one of his greatest enemies. The epic poem tells of flying chariots and explosive blasts that could kill millions of people in days.

The city of Dwarka was said to have been built as Krishna’s fortress by the sea. But Archaeologists gathered forensic evidence in the form of artifacts around the dig site that only dated back to the 15th century. But here’s where the mystery gets interesting. The Mahabharata was written centuries, if not thousands of years before the 15th Century.

Peplexed, an astronomical expert by the name of Dr. Narahari Achar used specific references from the Mahabharata and advanced astronomy software, to posit that events in the epic may have actually taken place around 3067 BC. The authors were very precise referencing planetary alignments and movements that could only have taken place once in the last few thousand years.

The fantastic story of Dwarka in the Mahabharata ends with the city being destroyed by an incredible blast and the stories are riddled with references to ancient technology; however, to date there has been no conclusive evidence found. But what if scientists were overlooking something that could appear completely mundane and insignificant? What if further research could yield more clues that could establish a more accurate date for this submerged city?

Second Time’s a Charm

Between 1997 and 2001, the Marine Archaeology Centre of the National Institute
of Oceanography in Goa headed an investigation into the region off the coast of Dwarka. Using GPS technology, still and video photography, and compass readings, researchers were able to do a more thorough analysis of the site. The team was able to even airlift some obstructions to examine covered parts of the underwater city. After removing overgrowth and sediment layers that had settled, they were able to determine a few things about the site.

Based on the formation of a sand dune at the mouth of the Okhamadi River, it was determined that the nearby river was probably navigable at least 2,000 to 3,000 years ago. This would confirm suspicions that this entire area was a bustling port city in ancient times. The presence of over 34 massive anchors of various styles and stone types also suggest that it was a port for many years.

The port city is itself hardly a city, as research has found several large semicircular blocks and rectangular stones that don’t seem to have any recognizable structure patterns. It has been noted that some of these large stones appear to be part of the same large structure. Beyond that, several meters further below the water is where the over 34 anchors made mostly from igneous (volcanic) rock are also scattered in no particular pattern or order. For that reason the archaeological site has been divided into two sections. One part is where the large stone blocks are strewn across the sea floor and the other is where the large stone anchors can be found.

What Makes This Worth Investigating?

Scientists have identified three types of anchors that can be found at the site: grapnel, triangular, and four that have been classified as ring stone. Interestingly enough, there are no markings on these anchors which makes dating them nearly impossible. Researchers have based their conclusions on the rough sizes of anchors found throughout the Mediterranean, but it should be noted that a lot of these “comparison anchors” did in fact have markings that supplied further clues. Their best guess based on the inability to date rock places one of submerged sections somewhere between the 10th and 12th century AD.

But they did find something fascinating that gives a clue.

The exploration of the site that began in the early 1980’s and continued for over 20 years, was led by Indian Archaeologist, S.R. Rao. It was his research and incredible commitment to the project over the course of the research that helped bring attention to the ancient site. But what could be the smoking gun? In his own words, S.R. Rao said that the discovery of identification markers proved that this was the site mentioned in the Mahabharata. As he describes it, this is what they found:

“Besides plenty of pottery, we found an inscribed sherd (piece of pottery) with the following: maha kacha shahapa (sea, king or protector). This is dated around 1600 B.C. while the mudra is dated to 1700 B.C. We found a 580 metre long wall.”

– S.R. Rao

Sea Wall at Dwarka
In the Mahabharata, it is said that Krishna, the protector of mankind, asked his followers to wear an identification marker or mudra as a sign of their allegiance. Could these artifacts that Rao and his team uncovered and dated back to at least 1600 B.C. be the proof that an ancient advanced city truly existed?

Or could this old port city be no more than a couple hundred years old? At this point, based on the evidence found so far, either is possible. But, is that any reason to simply halt research and chalk it up to nothing special? Absolutely not!

The bottom line is that more research needs to be done. If you combine these fascinating clues with the detailed accounts described in the Mahabharata, there is more than enough reason to dig further, and at the very least find conclusive evidence that the city actually is no more than a couple thousand years old. What have we got to lose?

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Top 10 Ancient Civilizations with Advanced Technology Pt. 2


As in Mu and Atlantis, construction in South America was on megalithic scale with polygonal construction techniques designed to make the massive walls earthquake-proof. Earthquake-resistant walls were important all around the Ring-of-Fire, ancient Mu.

Homes and communal buildings were built out of megalithic blocks of stone. Because of the high regard the culture had for the well being of future generations and the value they placed upon the gradual, sustained growth of the community, structures were built to last for thousands of years. A house built of cement, wood and plaster-wall will last a hundred years or so, if kept up. Witness the megalithic construction of Egypt, Malta, Peru. These buildings are still standing today. Cuzco, the ancient capital of Peru, which was probably built before the Incas, is still inhabited today after thousands of years. Indeed, most of the buildings of downtown Cuzco today incorporate walls that are many hundreds of years old (whereas more recent buildings constructed by the Spanish are already crumbling).

Only a few hundred miles to the south of Cuzco lie the fantastic ruins of Puma Punku, high in the Altiplano of Bolivia. The ruins of Puma Punku, about one mile from the famous ruins of Tiahuanaco, are massive megalithic constructions that are tossed about like toy building blocks. What kind of cataclysmic upheaval could have done such a thing? Here is the kind of megalithic construction meant to last for thousands of years, yet, the 100-ton blocks have been torn asunder by mighty geological forces.

It would appear that the South American continent was suddenly and violently thrust upward during some kind of cataclysm, most likely a pole shift. A former sea-level canal can now be seen at 13,000 feet in the Andes Mountains. As possible evidence for this scenario, many ocean fossils can be found near Lake Titicaca. The lake is even inhabited by the only known fresh water sea horses.


Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza

Mayan pyramids are found from Central America to as far away as the Indonesian island of Java. The pyramid of Sukuh, on the slopes of Mount Lawu near Surakarta in central Java is an amazing temple with stone stelae and a step pyramid that would match any in the jungles of Central America. The pyramid is in fact virtually identical to the pyramids found at the ancient Mayan site at Uaxactun, near Tikal.

The ancient Mayans were brilliant astronomers and mathematicians whose early cities lived in agrarian harmony with earth. They built canals and hydroponic garden cities throughout the ancient Yucatan Peninsula. Some of the Mayan glyphs were allegedly radionic-type insect control devices that broadcast an etheric vibration of the targeted pest.

Edgar Cayce mentions the Mayans and their technology in one reading: “…As for a description of the manner of construction of the stone, we find it was a large cylindrical glass (as would be termed today) cut with facets in such manner that the capstone on top of it made for centralizing the power or force that concentrated between the end of the cylinder and the capstone itself. As indicated, the records as to ways of constructing same are in three places in the earth, as it stands today: in the sunken portion of Atlantis, or Poseidia, where a portion of the temples may yet be discovered under the slime of ages of sea water, near what is known as Bimini, off the coast of Florida. And (secondly) in the temple records that were in Egypt, where the entity acted later in cooperation with others towards preserving the records that came from the land where these had been kept. Also (thirdly) in records that were carried to what is now Yucatan, in America, where these stones (which they know so little about) are now, during the last few months, being uncovered.”

It is believed that an ancient Hall of Records resides somewhere in the Mayan region, probably beneath an existing pyramid complex, in an underground tunnel and chamber system. Some sources say that this repository of ancient knowledge is kept in quartz crystals that are of exceptional quality and capable of holding large amounts of information in the similar manner as a modern CD.


Ancient China, known as Han China, is said to have come, like all civilizations, from the huge Pacific continent, Mu. The ancient Chinese are known for their sky-chariots, their geomancy, and the jade manufacture that they shared with the Mayans. Indeed, the ancient histories of the Chinese and the Mayans seem indelibly linked.

Anthropologists makes a good case for a Taoist influence coming to Central America by showing Shang dynasty symbols and motifs (the yin-yang is the most famous, but there are many more) and then relating them to known Mayan art and sculpture. Jade was of particular importance to the Shang Chinese. So far, the source of Chinese jade has not been pinpointed. Much of it may have come from Central America. Even the source of Central American jade is a mystery; many ancient jade mines are believed to be still undiscovered. Anthropologists suggest that Chinese voyages to Mexico, between 500-300 B.C., may have been related to Taoist trade in magic mushrooms or drugs of longevity.

The ancient Chinese are often said to be the originators of every invention from toilet paper, earthquake detectors, paper money, cannons, rocket technology, printing methods, and thousands of other clever and high-tech items. In 1959, archaeologists in China discovered belt buckles made out of aluminum thousands of years ago. Aluminum is generally processed from bauxite with electricity!



From such ancient texts as the Bible and the Ethiopian book Kebra Negast, we have tales of the high technology of ancient Ethiopia and Israel. The temple at Jerusalem is said to have been founded upon three gigantic ashlar blocks of stone similar to those at Ba’albek, Lebanon. Today, the revered Temple of Solomon and Muslim Dome of the Rock mosque exist on this site, whose foundations apparently reach back to the Osirian civilization.

Like much of the later Phoenician construction, the building at the Temple to hold the Ark of the Covenant and the temples in Ethiopia are the last of the megalithic stone constructions. The massive Temple Mount, built by King Solomon on the ruins of earlier megalithic temple, was made to house the ancient relic known as the Ark of the Covenant.

The Ark of the Covenant is said to have been an electrical generator box which housed several sacred objects, including a solid gold statue from earlier cultures that is called the Holy of Holies. This box and gold statue were said to have been removed from the King’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid in Egypt by Moses during the period of the Exodus.

Many scholars believe that the Ark of the Covenant, as well as other ancient artifacts, were actually electrical devices, some of which were worshipped in temples as oracles. The Bible recounts how certain unauthorized persons would touch the Ark and be electrocuted.


The last of my list of ancient civilizations is that of the virtually unknown ancient culture of the Aroi Sun Kingdom of the Pacific. While the so-called lost continent of Mu sank over 24,000 years ago in a pole shift, the Pacific was later repopulated by a racial mixture of all civilizations, coming from Rama, China, Africa and the Americas.

An advanced island nation, with larger areas of land than are currently in the Pacific, grew up around Polynesia, Melanesia and Micronesia. Ancient legends in Polynesia attribute this remarkable civilization to the Aroi Kingdom that existed many thousands of years before the European rediscovery of the Pacific. The Aroi allegedly built many of the megalithic pyramids, platforms, arches, roads and statues throughout the central Pacific.

When some of the more than 400 gravel hills on New Caledonia were excavated in the 1960s, cement columns of lime and shell matter were carbon dated by Yale and the New Caledonia Museum as having been made before 5120 B.C. and 10,950 B.C. These weird cement columns can be found in the southern part of New Caledonia and on the Isle of Pines.

According to the Easter Islanders, the statues of the islands walked or levitated in order to move in a clockwise spiral around the island. On the island of Pohnpei, the Micronesians claim that the stones of the eleven-square-mile city were levitated into place.

The Polynesians of New Zealand, Easter Island, Hawaii and Tahiti all believe that their ancestors had the ability of flight and would travel through the air from island to island. Was this the Air Atlantis flight that stopped in Malta, Ba’albek, and Rama destined for the remote but popular convention center at Easter Island?


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Unearth the Hidden Secrets of our Forgotten Past

Top 10 Ancient Civilizations with Advanced Technology Pt. 1


Like a real life Indiana Jones, maverick archaeologist David Hatcher Childress has taken many incredible journeys to some of the oldest and most remote spots on earth. Writing prolifically of lost cities and ancient civilizations, he has produced more than six lengthy books, known as The Lost Cities Series, chronicling the dimly remembered glories of obscure locales from the Gobi desert to Puma Punku in Bolivia, from Mohenjo Daro to Ba’albek. We caught up with him shortly before taking off for New Guinea on yet another archeological expedition and asked him if he would be willing to write on the Top 10 Ancient Civilizations with Advanced Technology.

#1. Ancient Mu or Lemuria

According to various esoteric sources, the first civilization arose 78,000 years ago on the giant continent known as Mu or Lemuria and lasted for an astonishing 52,000 years. It is sometimes said to have been destroyed in earthquakes generated by a pole shift which occurred some 26,000 years ago, or at approximately 24,000 B.C.

While Mu did not reach as high a technology, supposedly, as other later civilizations, it is, nevertheless, said to have attained some advanced technology, particularly in the building of long-lasting megalithic buildings that were able to withstand earthquakes. However, it was the science of government that is sometimes said to have been Mu’s greatest achievement.

Supposedly, there was one language and one government. Education was the keynote of the Empire’s success, and because every citizen was versed in the laws of the universe and was given thorough training in a profession or trade, magnificent prosperity resulted. A child’s education was compulsory to the age of 21 in order for him to be eligible to attend citizenship school. This training period lasted for seven years; therefore, the earliest age at which a person could become a citizen of the empire was 28.

#2. Ancient Atlantis

It is said that when the continent of Mu sank, the oceans of the world lowered drastically as water rushed into the newly formed Pacific Basin. The relatively small islands which had existed in the Atlantic during the time of the Lemurian civilization were left high and dry by the receding ocean. The newly emerged land joined the Poseid Archipelago of the Atlantic Ocean to form a small continent. This continent is called Atlantis by historians today, though its real name was Poseid.

Atlantis is believed to have taken technology to very advanced stages, well beyond what exists on our planet today. In the book A Dweller On Two Planets, first dictated in 1884 by Phylos the Thibetan to a young Californian named Frederick Spencer Oliver, as well as in a 1940 sequel, An Earth Dweller Returns, there is mention of such inventions and devices as air conditioners to overcome deadly and noxious vapors, airless cylinder lamps, tubes of crystal illuminated by the night side forces, electric rifles, guns employing electricity as a propulsive force (rail-guns are similar, and a very new invention), mono-rail transportation, water generators, an instrument for condensing water from the atmosphere and the Vailx, an aerial ship governed by forces of levitation and repulsion.

The sleeping clairvoyant, Edgar Cayce, in a reading spoke of the use of aeroplanes and of crystals or firestones used for energy and related applications. He also speaks of the misuse of power and warnings of destruction to come.

#3. The Rama Empire of India

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Fortunately, the ancient books of India’s Rama Empire have been preserved, unlike those of China, Egypt, Central America, and Peru. Many of these ancient nations are now either desert wastelands, swallowed by thick jungle, or literally at the bottom of some ocean. Yet India, despite devastation by wars and invasion, managed to maintain a large part of its ancient history.

For a long time, Indian civilization was not believed to date from much earlier than about 500 B.C., only about 200 years prior to Alexander the Great’s invasion of the subcontinent. In the past century, however, the extremely sophisticated cities of Mohenjo Daro (Mound of the Dead) and Harappa have been discovered in the Indus Valley of modern-day Pakistan.

The discoveries of these cities forced archaeologists to push the dates for the origin of Indian civilization back thousands of years. A wonder to modern-day researchers, the cities were highly developed and caused leading archaeologists to believe that they were conceived as a whole before they were built: a remarkable early example of city planning. Even more remarkable is that the plumbing-sewage system throughout the large city is superior to that found in Pakistan, India, and most Asian countries today.

#4. Osirian Civilization of the Mediterranean

It is said that at the time of Atlantis and Rama, the Mediterranean was a large and fertile valley. This ancient civilization, pre-dating dynastic Egypt, was known as the Osirian Civilization. The Nile river came out of Africa, as it does today, and was called the River Stix. However, instead of flowing into the Mediterranean Sea at the Nile Delta in northern Egypt, it continued into the valley, and then turned westward to flow in the deepest part of the Mediterranean Valley where it created a large lake. It then flowed out between Malta and Sicily, and south of Sardinia into the Atlantic at Gibraltar (the Pillars of Hercules). When Atlantis was destroyed in a cataclysmic upheaval, this cataclysmic change in the Atlantic slowly flooded the Mediterranean Basin, destroying the Osirian’s great cities and forcing them to move to higher ground. This theory helps explain the strange megalithic remains found throughout the Mediterranean.

It is an archaeological fact that there are more than 200 known sunken cities in the Mediterranean. Egyptian civilization, along with the Minoan and Mycenean in Crete and Greece are, in theory, remnants of this great, ancient culture. The civilization built huge earthquake-proof megalithic structures and had electricity and other conveniences common during the time of Atlantis. Like Atlantis and Rama, they had airships and other modes of transport, often electrical in nature. The mysterious cart tracks of Malta, which go over cliffs and under water, may well be part of some ancient Osirian tram-line, possibly taking quarried stone to cities that are now submerged.

Probably the best example of the high technology of the Osirians is the amazing platform found at Ba’albek, Lebanon. The main platform is composed of the largest hewn rocks in the world, the famous ashlars of Ba’albek. Some of the individual stones are 82 feet long and 15 feet thick and are estimated to weigh between 1,200 and 1,500 tons each!

#5. Uiger Civilization of the Gobi Desert

Many ancient cities are said to have existed at the time of Atlantis and Rama in the Uiger civilization of the Gobi Desert. Though the Gobi is now a parched land-licked desert, these cities were ocean ports. Edgar Cayce once said that elevators would be discovered in a lost city in the Gobi Desert, and while this has not happened yet, it is not out of the question.

Vimanas and other advanced devices are said to have been in use in the Uiger area, and the famous Russian explorer Nicholas Roerich reported seeing a flying disc over northern Tibet in the 1930s. Perhaps the craft was an ancient vimana coming from a still active city using Uiger technology that exists in Northern Tibet or the Gobi Desert.

Significantly, it is claimed that the Elders of Lemuria, known as the Thirteenth School, moved their headquarters prior to the cataclysm to the uninhabited plateau of Central Asia that we now call Tibet. Here, they supposedly established a library and school known as The Great White Brotherhood.

For instance, the great Chinese Philosopher Lao Tzu, born in 604 B.C., talked frequently of Ancient Masters and their profound wisdom. He wrote the famous book, Tao Te Ching, probably the most popular book ever written in Chinese. When he finally left China, near the close of his very long life, he journeyed to the west to the legendary land of Hsi Wang Mu. According to the ancient Chinese, this was the headquarters of the Ancient Ones. Could this have been The Great White Brotherhood and the Thirteenth School of Mu?


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How Ancient Sacred Geometry Could Radically Alter Modern Science and Medicine

Pyramids 1 - Giza

Great Pyramid at Giza

It may sound crazy, but theories about the effects of pyramids on nature have been around for thousands of years. It wasn’t until 1930 that interest in the subjects resurfaced in the West, when French hardware-store owner and author Antoine Bovis developed the idea that small models of pyramids can preserve food. It is alleged that he used a divination technique known as dowsing to come up with the theory.

In 1949, inspired by Bovis, Karel Drbal, a Czech businessman created a pyramid shaped box dubbed the “Pharaoh’s Shaving Device” for keeping blades sharp. His patent claimed his device could focus “the earth’s magnetic field,” although he did not make it clear how or whether it was the shape or material that exerted the effect. The idea that pyramids could have such an apparently magical effect eventually caught on when authors Sheila Ostrander and Lynn Schroeder published “Psychic Discoveries Behind the Iron Curtain.” In it, they included a chapter about the theory based on a meeting they had with Drbal while traveling.

The Pyramid Experiments

Moscow Pyramid

Golod’s Pyramid in Moscow

In 1990 Russian researcher Alexander Golod picked up where the others left off, this time attempting to introduce the scientific method to the study of this pyramid power notion. He coordinated groups of scientists in Russia in order to carry out scientific studies within fiberglass Pyramids that were built by him.

The results have been pretty astounding. Though it has been cited that his research is corroborated by the Russian Academy of Sciences, they have never publicly published any data or papers to verify the claims. Regardless, some of the effects have been cited in books and on many sites on the web and several of the research team members, who are affiliated with these Russian scientific organizations have been named.

Here are some of the top results that Golod’s team have determined in experiments conducted in Moscow. All experiments were performed within large pyramids constructed by Golod and his team.

  • The Immune system of organisms increased upon exposure in the pyramid (Scientific Research Institute named by Mechnikov, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences)
  • Specific properties of medicines increase with decreasing side effects after exposure in the Pyramid (SRI of Virology named Ivanovskiy, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences)
  • Agricultural seeds placed in the pyramid showed a 30-100% increase in yield
  • Russian military grade radar machines detected an energy column above the Pyramids built by Alexander Golod which is thought to have repaired the Ozone layer in this area of Russia
  • The pathogenic strength of different viruses and bacteria becomes less with exposure in the pyramid
  • Radioactive materials decayed at a more rapid rate than expected.
  • Dangerous pathogenic viruses and bacteria became less harmful to living organisms in a pyramid. Even the psychotropic drug LSD showed less of an effect on an individual within close proximity and inside the pyramid.
  • Heavy metals including the toxic Strontium that polluted a city water well disappeared from the water supply when a municipal administrator ordered the raising of pyramids over the source. They soon were able to pump clean water.

One of the more startling findings in this independent research relates to the health of 20 premature newborns whose prognosis was inevitable death.

These newborns were fed less than an ounce of a 40% solution of glucose in distilled water which had been placed in the healing pyramid energy field for several days. All 20 of the premature babies, to the joy and elation of the parents and Russian scientists, lived.

Then Russian scientists tried the exact same experiment, this time using ordinary tap water stored in their pyramid and once again, with just a single milliliter (less than an ounce) of water it worked to save babies lives just as well.

Geometry: Ancient Tools for Enlightenment?

Masaru Emoto Water Experiment

Frozen Crystals of Exposed Water

Arguably one of the more interesting findings is that the properties of water seem to defy chemistry when exposed to time within the pyramidal structures. When researchers placed plastic bottles of regular distilled water inside of the pyramid, even at the freezing point temperature of -38 Degrees Celsius the water would not freeze. It seemed to remain in a form of liquid ice that defied the accepted laws of science. But when the water was shocked with a sudden movement like shaking the bottle or making an impact on the outside of the plastic container, the water would suddenly change to ice in a wave of freezing.

The work of Japanese Scientist Masaru Emoto seems to corroborate the idea that the properties of water can be altered by frequency. His groundbreaking work has deomonstrated the fractal nature of water when it is exposed to harmonious and positive words and intentions. The more positive the energy directed at water, a clear and symmetrical fractal pattern emerges.

On the other hand when words like hate, anger or destructive phrases are directed to water, the less symmetrical and more warped and damaged the water particles appear to be.

All of these unlikely connections beg the question, what exactly is it about a shape that can so clearly affect matter in such a way? How can something so intangible cause biological and non-biological objects alike to defy the widely accepted rules of chemistry, physics, and biology? Could there be other shapes that affect our world in similar ways?

Ancient Buddhist and Hindu traditions have held mandalas in high esteem as tools for enlightenment and still today use them to assist in reaching higher states of consciousness. Mandalas, like the Sri Yantra (below), are ritual symbols bearing a square with four gates and containing a circle with a center point. They have been used for thousands of years to represent the Universe. More recently a mandala has come to mean any geometric pattern or shape that is used to represent the microcosm of the universe

Sri Yantra

Sri Yantra

Meditation has played a key role in the use of these geometric patterns, and the applications have been similar to the use of mantras, which are sacred words or phrases said to have psychological and spiritual powers. Both are still used to create sacred space and to induce meditation or trance-like states that are said to help one connect with the universe.

But could this ancient practice mean that the ancients understood something about the universe that modern science has only recently begun to understand?

Holographic Universe: The Cutting Edge of Geometry and Science

More recently Quantum physicists have revealed the idea that we exist in a holographic universe. But what does this mean exactly?

Simply put, the properties of our universe – every galaxy every star and every planet – is likely contained within every single particle within it, like a hologram. Author Michael Talbot has written extensively on the subject,

“In 1982 a remarkable event took place. At the University of Paris a research team led by physicist Alain Aspect performed what may turn out to be one of the most important experiments of the 20th century.

Aspect and his team discovered that under certain circumstances subatomic particles such as electrons are able to instantaneously communicate with each other regardless of the distance separating them. It doesn’t matter whether they are 10 feet or 10 billion miles apart.

Somehow each particle always seems to know what the other is doing. The problem with this feat is that it violates Einstein’s long-held tenet that no communication can travel faster than the speed of light. Since traveling faster than the speed of light is tantamount to breaking the time barrier, this daunting prospect has caused some physicists to try to come up with elaborate ways to explain away Aspect’s findings. But it has inspired others to offer even more radical explanations.

University of London physicist David Bohm, for example, believes Aspect’s findings imply that objective reality does not exist, that despite its apparent solidity the universe is at heart a phantasm, a gigantic and splendidly detailed hologram.

The three-dimensionality of such images is not the only remarkable characteristic of holograms. If a hologram of a rose is cut in half and then illuminated by a laser, each half will still be found to contain the entire image of the rose.

Indeed, even if the halves are divided again, each snippet of film will always be found to contain a smaller but intact version of the original image. Unlike normal photographs, every part of a hologram contains all the information possessed by the whole.”

Michael Talbot, The Holographic Universe: Does Objective Reality Exist? (March 2012)

Modern Application

Much like fractals, the idea that the universe consists of an infinite pattern of energy seems to align with this geometric view of our world.

So how does this view of our universe affect the future of science? For starters, it might be wise to conduct more peer-reviewed research on the effects of geometric shapes on the human body. Ancient practices like meditation and the use of mandalas have already been proven to increase mental clarity and decrease a tendency for violence. If structures like Pyramids can help induce faster healing mechanisms and increase the decay rate of radioactive matter, surely we could apply these findings to modern architecture and begin developing a new approach to solving many of the problems that plague the modern world.

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Coral Castle: How A Sick Man Used Ancient Wisdom To Build A Modern Wonder

Coral Castle
The Coral Castle of Homestead, Florida just may be the greatest one-man engineering feat of modern times. But while this odd, mostly open-air “castle” is contemporary, it shares something with one of the world’s greatest architectural mystery: Giza’s pyramids.

Why? Because just like those ancient edifices, the construction of Coral Castle is shrouded in mystery.

Magnetism Meets Eccentric Immigrant

Between the early 1920’s and 1950’s, a Latvian immigrant named Edward Leedskalnin built and then moved one of the greatest wonders of architecture in modern times: Coral Castle. Leedskalnin built the Castle with nothing more than an ancient understanding of magnetism.

How he built and then moved this monument from stone – single-handedly – defies our modern-day understanding of physics. What we do know is that he claimed to use magnetism and “the secrets of the pyramid builders”.

An 1,100-Ton Secret Taken to His Grave

Born on January 12, 1887, in Stāmeriena parish, Livonia, Leedskalnin was known for two things: Coral Castle and his fascination with Magnetism. In fact, as a student of magnetism, he applied his knowledge to understanding how ancient civilizations were able to build megalithic structures such as Stonehenge and of course, the pyramids of the Giza plateau.

Leedskalnin was diagnosed with terminaltuberculosis shortly after the turn of the 20th century, but spontaneously healed, stating that magnets had some effect on his disease. He then moved to Florida in 1919 where he began constructing the massive coral monument he called Rock Gate Park. Over the next 20 years, Leedskalnin moved some 1,100 tons (over 2 million pounds) of pure quarry rock to create his masterpiece.

Leedskalnin worked on Rock Gate Park until his death at the age of 64, taking the secret of its construction with him to the grave.

How Was it Really Built?

Whenever people asked Leedskalnin how he managed to man-handle the massive stones of Coral Castle, he refused to give a direct answer. Instead, he’d simply reply that he understood the laws of weights and physics. “I know the secrets of the people who built the pyramids” he’d say, without disclosing exactly what those secrets might be.

Mysterious “Beads of Light” and a “Perpetual Motion Holder”

2pyramids-of-gizaWhile his conversations were cryptic, Leedskalnin did give us an answer, albeit vaguely, through his published booklets on the theory of magnetism and the Castle. Today, most of these papers are long out of print, although excerpts are found throughout the web, and “Magnetic Current,” one of his booklets, can be found at

Working only at night and only when he was certain no one was watching, Leedskalnin managed to keep the secret of how he lifted massive blocks single-handedly. What he did say leaves us with more questions than answers.

He claimed, for example, that he could actually see “beads of light” on physical objects. These beads, according to Leedskalnin, were the physical manifestation of nature’s magnetic energy.

But Leedskalnin didn’t just claim to see magnetic energy. He also said that this was what he used, via some sort of mysterious “perpetual motion” holder, to lift any object, no matter how heavy. This device, whatever it may have been, would make the object behave as if it was in water, allowing him to move it without exerting any significant physical energy.

Graham Hancock, Pyramids and Heated Copper

Graham Hancock, one of today’s most outspoken and respected thought leaders in the field of ancient mysteries, provides us with some insight on exactly how Leedskalnin may have shaped the rocks to form Coral Castle, with his insights about Egypt’s pyramids.

Hancock speculated that Egypt’s pyramid builders may have used a form of heated copper to bend the shape of the massive stone blocks before placing them. Could this have been the same or similar method used by Leedskalnin? And instead of copper rods, might he have used – or “activated” – copper already contained within the rock, in the form of raw copper ore?

Wally Wallington

Fast forward to 2011 … Michigan resident Wally Wallington spent 40 years as a construction worker before moving, single-handedly, many of his own massive stones. Wallington claims to have “cracked the code” of this Leedskalnin’s mystery.

Wallington had been fascinated with how Stonehenge, the Pyramids of Egypt and Coral Castle had been built. After retiring, he dedicated most of his waking hours to unlocking the secret that allowed Leedskalnin to single-handedly build Coral Castle.

His goal: Replicate the process exactly in order to build a miniature Stonehenge in his garden.

Sticks, Stones and Levers

Starting out small, Wallington decided to move slabs of stock with his mechanism, then a barn, and kept going bigger and heavier until he went for a ton of pure cut rock. His efforts are paying off, and today he’s demonstrated this by lifting stones over a ton in weight.

Check out this video of Wally Wallington using these stunningly simple methods to move weighty blocks.

The FINAL SHOCKING CLUE That May Explain How A Sickly Man Used Ancient Wisdom To Build A Modern Wonder

While the mystery of how Ed Leedskalnin, a somewhat sickly and undernourished man,  moved massive sized rocks from quarry to castle remains, there is one final clue that gives us insight into how he may have managed it ….

There are rumors surrounding Coral Castle, of Leedskilnan “singing” to the stones in the night, as he would secretly levitate them. Several children were also said to have seen him use “ice cream cones” to make the rocks “float” into place.

While the notion of “ice cream cones” may seem ridiculous, Michael Tellinger, an expert on South Africa’s mysterious Adam’s Calendar, has put together a hypothesis that may support these rumors.

Sound Technology of the Ancients?

Tellinger argues convincingly for the use of sound technology among ancient people as a means of levitating megalithic rocks into place. In his presentations, he shares video demonstrating the use of sound to move small objects. Tellinger also demonstrates the many cone-shaped stones found at certain sites … stones that literally ring when struck together!

Could something so simple as cone-shaped stones have been used to build the likes of sites like the Pyramids, Gobekli Tepe, Stonehenge, Adam’s Calendar … or even the Coral Castle?

What do YOU think about Edward Leedskalnin’s Coral Castle, and how it was built? Share your thoughts below.

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