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this issue: Origins 2016 Update and Registration. Stunning tour planned to Armenia
and Georgia in June 2017. Atlantis in the Caribbean - new book published and update.
Mesolithic shaman's sanctuary discovered in Poland: links to Ursa Major, Swiderians
and Gobekli Tepe
June 1st to June 11th 2017 Hugh Newman and Andrew Collins will be embarking on a tour of Armenia and Georgia (with add ons to Gobekli Tepe and eastern Turkey, May 29-June 1st), which will explore the prehistoric, ancient and most sacred places of these countries.
Among the sites to be visited in Armenia are the Dvin pyramid, Agarak carved caves, Portasar "Naval" Stone, Karahunj "Armenia's Stonehenge," Hartashen megalithic avenue, Metsamor observatory and various rock cut churches. In Georgia we visit the Khervisi Fortress, megalithic ruins at Saro, Uplistsikhe cave town, Vardzia cave town, Narikala Fortress, and various other sites as well.
Before the main tour starts on June 1st there is the opportunity to visit Eastern Turkey, and see various key sites in this part of the country including Lake Van and the Urartian megalithic fortress of Cuvestepe. Even before this on May 27th-29th there is a second add-on, which will give people the opportunity to see Gobekli Tepe, Karahan Tepe, and the various sites of Sanliurfa. They include the Pools of Abraham and the archaeological museum with its fabulous reconstruction of one of the main enclosures at Gobekli Tepe, as well as the cult building of Nevali Cori, and its collection of many thousands of objects dating from the Palaeolithic age through to the Islamic age.
Please note that the two add ons to Turkey are optional and not part of the main tour, which does NOT enter Turkey at any point.
The tour includes quality hotels, most meals, entrance to sites, local flights, ground transport, English speaking guides (but does not include international flights, trip insurance, drinks and tips).
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An in-depth investigation of the mounting evidence that Atlantis was located in the Bahamas and Caribbean, near Cuba in particular
Explains how Atlantis was destroyed by a comet, the same comet that formed the mysterious Carolina Bays
Reveals evidence of complex urban ruins off the coasts of Cuba and the Bahamas
Shows how pre-Columbian mariners visited the Caribbean and brought back stories of Atlantiss destruction
Compares Platos account with ancient legends from the indigenous people of North and South America, such as the Maya, the Quiché, and the Yuchi of OklahomaCLICK FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
(Published by Inner Traditions, September 29, 2016)
and BARNES AND NOBLE
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In this issue: Origins 2016 Update and Tickets. Tour to Cambodia and Java in March 2017. Earth's Cousin Discovered. Strange radio signal detected coming from deep space by Russian team. Latest on KIC 8462852 - a dead star walking? Neutron star Cygnus X-3 bursts back into life. News books from Richard Ward and Paul Weston
As early as the second century AD Jesus was said to have been the offspring of Mary and a "soldier named Panthera," a claim made by Jews and repeated by Origen, the Alexandrian scholar and Christian theologian (d. 254 CE). Then in the fourth century Epiphanius of Salamis (d. 403 CE) in his Panarion, a treatise against Christian heresies, recorded that Joseph, the husband of Mary and father of Jesus, and his brother Cleopas were sons of "Jacob surnamed panther." Jewish Talmadic texts of the fourth and fifth centuries also speak of "Jeschu," that is Jesus, being the son of "Pandira" or "Pandeira," in other words the panther. Similar themes appear in the Jewish anti-Gospel known as the Toledoth Jeschu, which dates to the twelfth century CE. Here Jesus is the son of Mary and "Joseph Pandira."
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In this issue: Origins 2016 - Egypt, Cambodia & Java Tours - New Radiocarbon dates for Göbekli Tepe released confirming astronomical alignments - Jesus as the Son of the Panther and the Cult of Bacchus-Dionysus - Greg Little's New Mound Encyclopedia and the Latest on the Native American Death JourneyTo read click here
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ALIEN MEGASTRUCTURES AND
In mid October 2015 scientists announced that "alien megastructures" might have been detected orbiting a distant star in the Cygnus constellation. Although this announcement, coming from leading researchers in the field of space science, might yet prove to have been premature, the long term effects of this statement could have profound implications for humanity's attitude towards intelligent life existing in the universe. Beyond this is the tantalising possibility that what has been found some 1,480 light years from earth really does constitute the first hard evidence for the existence of sophisticated alien technology. Under this presumption, might we ask what an alien megastructure actually looks like? What its function might be, and what kind of life form could have been responsible for its creation? All these questions will be answered, but first some background to the discovery.Click here to read the full story
about the latest news on weird star KIC 8462852: Brian Schaefer refutes claims
his discovery of star's light curve dimming taking place across a period of 105
years is just the use of different telescope lenses. See Tabetha Boyajian's TED
lecture on KIC 8462852. Learn about the 175,000-year-old Neanderthal sanctuary
found in SW France. Also archaeologists reveal that First Americans reached North
America 50,000 years ago according to new evidence from Topper site, South Carolina.
Read about upcoming events - News of incredible new tour with Hugh Newman and
Megalithomania to Cambodia and Java in March 2017 - More tours to Egypt and Gobekli
Tepe. Plus all the details of upcoming conferences
Read this new article by chartered engineer Rodney Hale and Andrew Collins that demonstrates the simple underlying geometry of the Giza pyramid field and its possible relationship to star alignments. It is published this month in the academic journal "Archaeological Discovery." The paper demonstrates a new approach to understanding the layout of the Giza pyramid field illustrating how during the epoch of their construction, ca. 2550-2500 BCE, the Giza Pyramids reflected the positioning of key stars of the Cygnus constellation. The authors deal comprehensively with the controversial views regarding the Orion Correlation Theory expressed in a paper written by Italian mathematicians Vincenzo Orofino and Paolo Bernardini of the University of Salento and published in the same journal. The article also provides compelling evidence that the proto-Sphinx, or Sphinx knoll, may have played a key role at Giza before the creation of its famous pyramid field. The paper is available now to download for free (and without having to register). So if you like it, and feel it is of value to the field of speculative Egyptology, we ask you to share it wherever possible.
the link to view and/or download the article:
of Göbekli Tepe
A tiny bone plaque found at the Pre-Pottery Neolithic site of Göbekli Tepe in southeast Turkey, and currently on display in nearby Sanliurfa Museum, shows the first recorded depiction of the site's familiar T-shaped pillars. In addition to this, the etching on its surface might well be the earliest known use of a 3D perspective in prehistoric art. The plaque's finely carved imagery also reignites the debate over the axial orientation of the site's main enclosures and any potential astronomical targets during the epoch of their construction.
this video of the discovery of the Gobekli Tepe bone plaque put together by Hugh
Newman and featuring Andrew Collins
Hancock's new book Magicians of the Gods
is a well-constructed, innovative work, reviewed elsewhere by Andrew Collins.
It reignites interest in the ancient mysteries subject for a new generation, and
will be a great success worldwide. However, certain issues relating to Graham's
vision of Göbekli Tepe, the 11,500-year-old temple complex in southeast Turkey,
are addressed by Andrew in this new article. They include Graham's opinions on
the site's proposed astronomical alignments, along with his interpretation of
the carved imagery on Enclosure D's Pillar 43, otherwise known as the Vulture
Stone, both of which have profound bearings on the site's original function and
NEWLY UNVEILED CARVING OF A SEABIRD FOUND AT GÖBEKLI TEPE OPENS THE DEBATE
OVER THE GEOGRAPHICAL ORIGINS OF ITS POWER ELITE
REPORT FROM ANDREW COLLINS
the opening of Sanliurfa's new archaeological museum full attention has been given
to its incredible reconstruction of Göbekli Tepe's Enclosure D, complete
with its twin monoliths standing an almighty 5.5 metres (18 feet) high, and its
stone-by-stone reconstruction of Nevali Çori's cult building. Yet lurking
in the back of one of its display areas is a stone carving from Göbekli Tepe
that almost certainly shows either a penguin or the great auk. But which is it?
Learning the answer could throw greater light on the geographical origins of the
Göbekli builders as Andrew Collins reports.
this YouTube video with Andrew Collins at Karahan Tepe, Sanliurfa's fabulous new
archaeological museum, and also at Göbekli Tepe. See the Hidden Knowledge
Tours group examining stone alignments at Karahan Tepe. See also exhibits and
attractions inside Sanliurfa's new museum, as well as a brief clip of Harran's
astronomical tower. And if you want to experience Southeast Turkey yourself, there
are still places available on the Hidden Knowledge Tours' 5 night/6 day mini break
to all these places starting on September 7th.
PLUS THE OPENING OF SANLIURFA'S MAJOR NEW ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM
have just returned from southeast Turkey having visited Göbekli Tepe as part
of a tour organised by myself and Hugh Newman of Megalithomania. This incredible
proto-Neolithic stone temple complex, arguably the oldest of its type in the world,
continues to undergo its transformation into an open-air museum. A new visitors'
centre is in the process of opening around one kilometre (just over half a mile)
from the site, and from this to the main archaeological area a causeway has been
built to ferry visitors, presumably in golf carts, to their destination, just
like at Stonehenge in England."
Watch this new video on Göbekli Tepe now with Graham Hancock, Andrew Collins and Hugh Newman recorded on a previous tour to the site in 2013
the American giants Denisovan human hybrids?
hybrid based on all available evidence as envisaged by artist Russell Hossain.
Strict copyright Russell Hossain.
In the ground-breaking book Path of Souls by Dr Greg Little, published in June 2014, Andrew Collins contributed a section proposing that the giant skeletons reportedly found across the United States over the past 200 years are the remains of human hybrids of extreme height. They are, he proposes, an admixture of two types of ancient hominins - most likely Homo sapiens and Denisovans, a new type of hominin identified for the first time from DNA evidence derived from human fossil remains over 40,000 years old found at the Denisova Cave in the Altai Mountains of northern Siberia.
These findings were also the subject of a full-length lecture presented by Andrew at the Origins 2014 Conference in London in November 2014. This will be made available soon as a DVD. Here Andrew takes the matter on to the next level, proposing that the Denisovan human hybrids first entered the Americas as much as 15,000 to 20,000 years ago, and survived through until the Adena period of American history around 1000 BC as elite groups controlling cosmic geography regarding the journey of the soul into the afterlife. The bones of the giants have been found in hundreds of Native American burial mounds, and almost always they date to the Adena period, ca. 1000-300 BC.
brand new theories revolutionize our views on the reality of the American giant
skeletons, allowing them to take their place in science today. These same ideas
were featured recently in a American TV show on the mystery of the American giant
skeletons seen on the History Channel. They feature also in a new article by Norwegian
researcher Terje Dahl, published in January 2015, and elsewhere on other websites.
The subject is now going global, and will shortly become one of the most debated
topics in the ancient mysteries subject, with everyone asking the question:
published in Path of Souls by Dr Greg Little,
See below for a great video showing Andrew Collins and Hugh Newman at the ARE HQ in Virginia Beach discussing Tiwanaku and the work there during the 1920s and 1930s by archaeologist Arthur Poznansky. Join us both there with Brien Foerster in June - see above for details
In this new full-length article Andrew Collins writes about the importance of the Orion constellation in the ancient mindset, exploring its role in the Orion Correlation Theory, the re-dating of the Sphinx and fixing the date of zep tepi, the age of the gods in ancient Egypt. He also looks at whether the Giza Pyramids were positioned to reflect the astronomical positions of the belt stars of Orion or the wing stars of Cygnus, raising the question of whether you are an Orionite or a Cygnet.
Andrew Collins reports on the site of Gunung Padang in Indonesia's West Java province, reviewing recent proposals concerning its greater antiquity, and exploring the megalithic complex's orientation, alignment and suspected original function
Karahan Tepe might be described as a sister site to the more widely known Pre-Pottery Neolithic sanctuary of Göbekli Tepe. Both are situated in mountainous terrain in southeast Anatolia (the modern-day republic of Turkey), just a short distance from the ancient cities of Sanliurfa and Harran. Both feature settings of T-shaped stone pillars, which are anthropomorphic in nature and bear carvings either in high relief or 3D. Both were built and then abandoned during the Pre-Pottery Neolithic B period. Yet whereas Göbekli Tepe has received widespread attention, being excavated since 1995 under the auspice of the German Archaeological Institute in partnership with the Sanliurfa Archaeological Museum, Karahan Tepe remains relatively obscure.
Andrew Collins, who first visited Karahan Tepe in 2004, brings you a comprehensive report on the site. He demonstrates that Karahan Tepe was most likely a regional centre for the veneration of natural forces, perhaps associated with the symbol of the snake. On site investigations indicate the rocky outcrop could have acted as a backsight for observations of the bright star Deneb (a Cyg) in the Cygnus constellation and the Milky Way's Great Rift, which in the proposed epoch of construction, ca. 8500-8000 BC, would have set into a prominent flat-topped hill located 1 mile (1.6 kilometres) north-northwest of Karahan Tepe. Also discussed is Karahan's true name, Keçili, as well as the sanctuary's possible relationship to Göbekli Tepe, 23 miles (37 kilometres) away, and the suspected changes in cosmologically beliefs and practices that accompanied the Neolithic revolution in southwest Asia, ca. 9000 BC.
DEATH OF PROFESSOR
The interview took place at Göbekli Tepe as the two men, who both shared an absolute passion for the site, stood on the wooden walkway between Enclosures C and D, when also the photo included here was taken.
Hear Klaus talk about:
the age of different enclosures, and his predictions for future discoveries
Engineer Rodney Hale and Andrew Collins publish their new paper on Giulio Magli's theory that the sanctuaries at Gobekli Tepe were built to target the rising of Sirius. It shows that this theory is seriously flawed. Check it out now
Gobekli Tepe and the Watchers of Eden
Find out the relationship between Gobekli Tepe and the biblical stories of the Garden of Eden, and the Watchers of the book of Enoch. Click below to see a full length lecture from Andrew Collins given in London on Wednesday, October 16, 2013. Filming courtesy of Morris.
And watch an interview afterwards with Andrew discussing these same subjects with the audience.
Gobekli Tepe: Gateway to the Stars
Gobekli Tepe is the oldest complex of stone circles and sanctuaries anywhere in the world. At 11,500 years old it was built in southeast Turkey at the end of the last Ice Age apparently by simple hunter-gatherers. Yet some of its megalithic structures contain carved monoliths as much as 15 tonnes a piece, with a height of 5.5 metres. Who really built these monuments, and why?
I show that Gobekli Tepe was constructed to target the stars, and demonstrate conclusively that it was directed towards the Cygnus constellation and the Milky Ways Dark Rift. Yet as an astral gateway it was not just used by the souls of the dead to reach the afterlife, or unborn souls to reach incarnation, but also by the souls of shamans journeying between this world and the next. Recorded by Morris at the Sacred Space group meeting in London on October 10, 2013.
Morris interviewed me after as I sat outside a pub in Baker Street, a stone's throw from Sherlock Holmes gaff at 221b. Here is the link to that.
Watch out for the lunar crescent suddenly appearing on my forehead at 2:05. s, Garden of Eden, etc.
Watch this brief video put together by Hugh Newman of our visit to Gobekli Tepe on September 16, 2013. Graham Hancock chats about the site as a game-changer, in that it urges us to question the age of almost all megalithic monuments worldwide. You also see me leading the tour group, and Hugh recording his first impressions as he first approaches the site.
A Mandaean ceremony that took place on the banks of the Euphrates river in the late nineteenth century provides compelling evidence that the early Neolithic cult sanctuaries of Göbekli Tepe were orientated towards the north, and not towards the south, the direction of the dog-star Sirius
as pointed out by chartered engineer Rodney Hale and the author in a detailed
response to Magli's proposal (Collins
& Hale, 2013), there are severe problems in accepting Sirius's role at
Göbekli Tepe, due to its feeble motion and poor visibility at the time. Indeed,
for hundreds of years after its reappearance on the southern horizon in c. 9500
BC (having been invisible from the latitude of Göbekli Tepe for as much as
5,500 years), it would barely have lifted off the horizon, making it unlikely
that in order to venerate this long lost star the Proto-Neolithic hunter-gatherers
of southeast Anatolia (Asiatic Turkey) abandoned their cherished lifestyle to
create the first monumental architecture in human history.
Beyond these problems is the fact that there is overwhelming evidence that the peoples of the Pre-Pottery Neolithic age in southeast Anatolia oriented their buildings not towards the south, the direction of Sirius, but to the north, the direction of the celestial pole and the circumpolar stars (Collins, 2006, 2013, 2014; Collins & Hale, 2013). This realization brings the orientation of these buildings in line with the direction of prayer of religious sects that once thrived in the same region, and may well owe at least some of their beliefs and practices to the Neolithic age.
An examination of the night sky during the epoch of Göbekli Tepe's construction shows that the star Sirius was completely unsuitable for star alignments at this time.
Göbekli Tepe is the site of a series of stone enclosures built during the tenth and ninth millennia BC on an isolated mountaintop in southeast Anatolia (Turkish Asia Minor). Speculation has mounted regarding their orientation towards stellar objects, with Orion and Cygnus having already been proposed. Sirius is the latest star to be put forward as the primary focus of key monuments at the site. Yet as the authors Andrew Collins and Rodney Hale realise such a conclusion is thwart with problems, not only in connection with the faint appearance and feeble movement of the star during the epoch in question, c. 9500-9000 BC, but also with respect to the orientation and layout of the enclosures themselves. Instead of being orientated to the south, the direction of Sirius, the enclosures are more likely directed to the north, the direction of liminal activities since the Upper Paleolithic age. In this respect, a more suitable stellar candidate for the orientation of the enclosures is Deneb, the brightest star in Cygnus, which marks the opening of the Milky Way's Dark Rift, seen universally in the past as an entrance to the sky-world.
Report by Andrew Collins
But what exactly were these stone enclosures used for, and are they aligned to the stars? Already there have been claims they are aligned to Taurus, the Pleiades and Orion. Now ancient mysteries writer Andrew Collins brings you all the answers you need. Having first become interested in Göbekli Tepe back in 2000, he visited there in 2004, and returned there in 2012 in order to fully establish the facts before preparing this crucial new article. Read it now by clicking here.
Andrew Collins at Göbekli Tepe, Karahan Tepe, Cayonu, Harran and Sanliurfa in 2004 - A Classic Journey that began the Cygnus Mystery
Read Andrew's record of his journey through southeast Turkey in 2004, visiting Göbekli Tepe years before it because popular, and many other key sites in the region. It was the journey that inspired the writing of The Cygnus Mystery.
ONE - IS CYGNUS THE KEY TO UNLOCKING
Collins, author The Cygnus Mystery and Beneath the Pyramids, Presents
Fresh Evidence that the Cygnus Star System is Behind a Grand Design or Cosmic
Blueprint at Giza
New calculations show that the three "wing" stars of the Cygnus constellation correlate near perfectly with the positions of the Pyramids of Giza. Adding to the mystery is the discovery that the same three stars were seen to set down into their corresponding pyramids at the time of their construction, c. 2600-2500 BC. These findings, established by technical engineer Rodney Hale, make it almost certain that the Giza pyramid field was created to conform to a grand design, a structural blueprint, involving the stars of Cygnus in their capacity as representations of the celestial womb of ancient Egypt's sky-goddess Nuit, for it was here that the deceased pharaoh, in his role as her son Osiris, god of the underworld, achieved rebirth and became at one with the stars.
Collins, author The Cygnus Mystery and Beneath the Pyramids, Presents
New Evidence that the Cygnus Star System is Behind a Grand Design or Cosmic Blueprint
Part One of this article we
showed that new calculations reveal how the three "wing" stars of the
Cygnus constellation correlate near perfectly with the positions of the Pyramids
of Giza, both in a vertical and horizontal plane. This raises the question of
whether the Giza pyramid field was created to conform to a grand design, a structral
blueprint, involving the stars of Cygnus in their capacity as representations
of the celestial womb of ancient Egypt's sky-goddess Nuit. Here the soul of the
deceased, as the sun-god, was seen to achieve rebirth.
It is one of the hottest subjects in the ancient mysteries subject today. What is Adam's Calendar? Is it really the oldest stone circle in the world? Was it really made by the Annunaki, the alien gods of the Sumerians, as a home base in their quest for earthly gold some 200,000 years ago? Or is it just 75,000 years old, made as a stone calendar aligned to the sun, moon and stars?
Andrew Collins - in South Africa recently for the first Megalithomania conference in that country - joined Adam's Calendar experts Michael Tellinger and Johan Heine, as they attempt to convince him of the site's extreme antiquity. Andrew also explores just a few of the hundreds of thousands of ancient stone ruins dismissed by archaeologists as cattle kraals, pens for cattle, even though they might well have much deeper meanings behind their construction.
For the full story, with a stunning picture gallery, click here.
and Lora Little by the burial mound Caddoan Mounds State Historical Park
Visocica Hill a.k.a. the Bosnian Pyramid of the Sun
In early March Andrew attended the Unearthing Ancient Civilizations conference in Houston, Texas, with Chris Dunn, an expert on ancient Egyptian stone technologies, and Semir "Sam" Osmanagich, the discoverer in 2005 of the so-called Bosnian Pyramids. These are a series of pyramidal hills that are being explored and promoted as artificial structures with given names such as the Pyramid of the Sun, Pyramid of the Moon, Pyramid of the Dragon and Pyramid of Love. Andrew sat in on Osmanagich's stunning visual presentation, which received a standing ovation from the packed audience. Andrew explores what is known about the Bosnian pyramids, and make some important observations about this great mystery of our times. Click here to read the full story.