Archive for July, 2011

Atlantis In The Amazon?


I’ve been researching the Crespi collection for a long time, and I am constantly frustrated by the lack of information on the treasures as well as the flimsy background provided by researchers and anthropologists on their mysterious origins. It really does seem to be one of the most mysterious unsolved mysteries of them all. Alas, there is at least now finally a well-researched book on the subject that I can sink my curious teeth into:


ATLANTIS IN THE AMAZON: Lost Technologies and the Secrets of the Crespi Treasure (by Richard Wingate)


The book is so satisfying and compelling that I read it in one day. Still, my imagination is going wild with questions and theories about the treasure. I need to read more books! If you know of any please share the titles with me in the comments section.


Could it be that these objects in the Crespi collection belonged to the people of Atlantean colonies in the Amazon? Or was Father Crespi a saintly old man who purchased fakes from villagers so that they could feed their families, knowing full well that the objects were worthless? Is the script on some of the metal plagues really a proto-Phoenician script, and if so does that mean that the cradle of civilization in the Indus valley was actually a colony of survivors from Atlantis? Is that why such an advanced culture seemed to spring up from absolutely nowhere? Was the cataclysm that destroyed Atlantis caused by a nuclear war, and if so, is the radioactive evidence presented in the book for real? Is it true that all of this is corroborated by Edgar Cayce’s readings on Atlantis?


I’ve posted about the Crespi treasure before, you can find that post here.


For the book, click here.



A Light At The Edge of Civilization


You may already be familiar with the ancient ruins of Gobekli Tepe,  but you may not have heard of the nearby site of Nevali Cori, which has received little press. It dates from about 8000 BC and is now submerged under water. Nevali Cori was an established village that continues the pillar cult of Gobekli Tepe, only it places the pillars inside an indoor temple. The sculpted art that is associated with this site is hair-raising: women being carried away by raptors; the earliest depiction of a kundalini serpent going up the back of a man’s head (photo below); half-human, half-bird men with sinister-looking faces.






I love to imagine the lives of the people who worshiped at these sites – so ancient are these places that it is assumed the people who created them were still in the hunger-gatherer phase of civilization. But Analysis of the seeds discovered from the site shows that farming in the form of domesticated wheat was practised at Nevali Cori as early as 7,200 BC – This confounds established science. Clearly these humans were not only farming, but they were advanced stone masons and masters of temple building. Not only that, but their spiritual knowledge appears to have been vast and their artistic skills were highly developed.


If they were merely hunter-gatherers on the dark edge of civilization, how then were they able to feed and manage the countless teams of people it must have taken to create these structures? How were the stones moved? What previous and even older civilizations had these people emerged from and how advanced were those civilizations?


For more on Nevali Cori click here. For more on Gobekli Tepe, here.




Hawking Debunks Heaven

Stephen hawking says that heaven is a fairy story – what do you think?



Noted physicist Stephen Hawking calls heaven “a fairy story”


“There is no heaven; it’s a fairy story,” says Stephen Hawking. In an interview published in the Guardian on May 15, the renowned physicist said he does not fear death and dismissed the notion that there is life after it:


“I have lived with the prospect of an early death for the last 49 years. I’m not afraid of death, but I’m in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first. I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark.”…


Continue reading on, here.



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