PART III: LEGENDS
by Anthony Forwood (2011)
17: Forgotten Histories
On their own, the megalithic structures that have been discussed here reveal a trend. These structures, for whatever reason, were designed to withstand both time and destruction. Although possibly quite varied in their apparent purposes, they all show a similar working knowledge of stone that allowed their builders to transport, shape, and erect massive stones in a manner that shows extreme technological advancement and professionalism. That such similarity of knowledge and skill that can barely be duplicated today could coincidentally arise among different peoples in different locations without any contact between them is extremely doubtful. Normally, there is a progression to such advancement of knowledge and skill, and we see no such signs of progression in working with stone that led to such achievements as these. If anything, we see the opposite, where later peoples have tried to copy the earlier construction techniques but with a noticeable degradation of ability. The question that naturally arises is, where did this knowledge of working in stone come from, and why has it been lost? Could it have stemmed from a prehistoric civilization that was almost completely wiped out, perhaps by a global disaster?
Further questions to these are raised when we realize that the ancient stonemasons who erected virtually all of the cathedrals throughout Europe during the Middle Ages were from a guild of craftsmen that claim to have originated in Egypt and who were steeped in secrecy and esoteric knowledge – knowledge that had been passed down through the centuries since earliest times. These cathedrals, it should be noted, were all built on ancient pagan sites of worship, and are said to be major energy points where a number of ley lines converge. This guild of stonemasons has since evolved into today’s Freemason’s Society, which, although its members are no longer required to be stonemasons and few of them are any more, it’s still a very secretive society and still has a deep interest in ancient occult knowledge, particularly among its upper ranks. The Freemasons, and other similarly secretive fraternal groups, have always played a major part in the behind-the-scenes activities surrounding world events, and are today involved in many areas of our society that gives them incredible power and the ability to direct certain events through their organized cooperation while keeping them outside of the greater public’s awareness as to what they are doing. Even the lower-ranking members of these groups don’t know what the real agendas are among the higher ranks, and they’re only ever aware of the smaller goals that are merely steps to achieving a larger, more secret agenda.
Could a secretive group such as the Freemason’s Society possess secret knowledge of our past that the rest of us are unaware of, while its high-ranking members, who are all in influential professional positions, allow them to closely control what is accepted as fact by the masses? The answer is a definite yes. Would they have any reason to mislead the rest of us regarding our human history and origins? If they’re attempting to gain ultimate control of all powers, then again the answer is a definite yes, and from what is known about the Freemasons and certain other equally powerful and mysterious secret societies, this is indeed their main pursuit.
Besides the fact that they obviously know something about the importance of the locations where they built these cathedrals, what else might they know? It’s not at all wrong to think that they’ve also been involved in investigating our true human origins, since these secret societies or their high-ranking members have frequently funded or otherwise been involved with archeological expeditions, and their members have often been those authorities who are credited with the theories and opinions that form our current understandings of the past. If they were to cover up the truth about our origins, for whatever reason, they would need to provide reasonable alternatives to that truth, and these would arise wherever and whenever scientists were getting too close to revealing what these people wished to keep secret. Are there any such ‘reasonable alternatives’ that we might provide as possible evidence of such a cover-up?
It’s commonly believed among archeologists that humans didn’t arrive in the Americas until between 12,000 BC and 9,500 BC by crossing the ice sheets that covered the Bering Straits during the end of the last ice age. A unique type of spearhead, known as the Clovis point, is shown by the archeological record to have predominated across much of North America at about that time period. These spearheads have been accepted by mainstream science as proof that humans first arrived from across the Bering Straits so late in our prehistory. Contrary to its acceptance as fact, however, no Clovis points have ever been found in Alaska or Siberia, nor have any other artifacts that would show a connection between these places and the first North American peoples who supposedly came that route. Because the Clovis point theory is so strongly accepted by archeologists, searches for earlier human habitation in the Americas have rarely ever been made, so that little evidence that would contest this theory is ever found. Nonetheless, another type of spear point that’s since been found at various American sites, called the Sandia point, dates back much further than the Clovis point. Aside from the Sandia points, other evidence has also been found that throws our current beliefs into further doubt. For instance, an archeological dig at the southernmost tip of South America, at Monte Verde, Chile, reveals through carbon dating that the area was inhabited by civilized people at about 11,000 BC – too early for them to have arrived there according to the Clovis point theory. Other evidence, from sites such as at El Cedral in northern Mexico, Santa Barbara Island in California, and Boquierao do Sitio da Pedra Furada in northern Brazil, suggests that the Americas were occupied as long ago as 30,000 BC. Carbon dating tests done on human bones found in Alberta, Arizona, California, and Ecuador also show that the Americas were inhabited this early on. In Nicaragua, California, and the Yukon, artifacts have been found in rock strata dating as far back as 70,000 BC. Other artifacts found in North and Central America have been geologically dated from 100,000 BC to as long ago as 500,000 BC. If this isn’t enough, even more remarkable evidence is presented in a later section of this book that shows that our current theories about when the Americas were first inhabited are completely wrong, and signs of non-primitive civilizations have existed there and elsewhere for millions of years.
But this has come into the public light only fairly recently, and it will be a while before this evidence will force scientists to rethink their theories on human evolution. In the meantime, the common belief that the Americas were completely uninhabited by humans prior to 12,000 BC helps to support a false understanding of the history and origins of the human race, which may be a purposeful distortion meant to keep the masses at a disadvantage by not being aware of the deeper secrets of planetary cycles that cause civilizations to crumble and which throw the human race into near-extinction, forced to start again from a primitive state. Those who keep this knowledge to themselves hope to save themselves at the expense of the rest of us.
As we’ve already seen so far, and will see more of in the pages ahead, a great deal of evidence exists throughout the archeological record to show that prehistoric civilizations once existed on Earth. There is also inarguable evidence that the ancients had technological capabilities that do not coordinate with what we commonly consider to have been possible at the time that they lived. As if this isn’t enough to cause us to begin to question our previous perceptions about our past, there exists further supporting evidence within the ancient texts and oral legends that stem from our past as well. These records of our human history show that what we commonly accept as our true origins and natural evolutionary development on this planet is not at all accurate. Many findings that haven’t fit our preconceived notions of our human history and how we developed as a species seem to have been purposely hidden away from public awareness through a process of systematic cover-up.
Throughout recorded history, it has been the usual procedure, when certain cultures conquer or overtake another culture, to immediately destroy or remove all religious and historical records and convert that culture to the conquering culture’s own belief system, thereby allowing the true past to be forgotten, and an alternative to be offered in its stead. This method of cover-up is effected through a number of mechanisms, including suppression or reinterpretation of facts at the top-most levels of the social order (populated by the supposed experts and authorities), and media distortions of evidence at the lower levels (populated by the more ignorant masses that largely rely on supposed experts and authorities to tell them what is fact). The knowledge filter that all information must go through prior to being accepted or rejected as fact has been able to bury or otherwise obfuscate certain truths in a manner that virtually guarantees them never being discovered for what they imply.
However, certain truths have a way of coming to light that no cover-up can conceal completely or forever. We have considered a number of these already, in the form of ancient megaliths and numerous archeological discoveries, that when taken all together suggest very strongly that our true past is quite different than what we’ve been led to believe.
As we’ve seen from our discussion so far, the legends of prehistoric civilizations such as Atlantis and Lemuria might hold some possible truth as to the reality of their past existence. Atlantis was introduced to us by Plato in his written works, which gives much support to the truth of the legend, since Plato wasn’t known to write about fanciful beliefs while stating that they are fact. Other evidence revealing the truth of the existence of such prehistoric civilizations can be found in the all too similar legends from different and much separated cultures that have existed throughout the world, including Polynesia, Easter Island, the Americas, India, Asia, the Middle East, the British Isles, Europe, and elsewhere.
There are so many correlations between such legends that it’s hard to deny that they must all be speaking of a single common origin for many of the things they similarly describe. Although these legends are too abundant to go into much detail here, we will cover a few of them to show the reader the significance of what they reveal.