PART V: CIVILIZATIONS
by Anthony Forwood (2011)
37: Ancient Miners, Precious Stones
The race of god-like beings described in Zecharia Sitchin’s Earth Chronicles book series, who were referred to by the Sumerians as the Anunnaki, are described in these Sumerian texts as having come to this planet long ago in order to mine gold and precious gems.
Ancient mine shafts in both Africa and South America have been dated against organic artifacts found deep within the shafts using carbon-14 dating methods. These tests reveal that these mines have been in existence since at least as far back as 100,000 BC.
In Genesis 2:11–12, it mentions that the Garden of Eden was located near the land of Havilah, where there was gold, bdellium, and onyx stone. The very fact that this was mentioned indicates that these things were important to the gods, even at this early point in our history soon after we were first created.
It has only fairly recently been realized that many of the world’s great megalithic sites are located in close proximity to ancient mining sites, and this adds further weight to what I’m proposing in this book. We see, for instance, that the Incas, Aztecs, Mayan, etc., of South and Central America, possessed incredible amounts of gold and precious stones, which must have been the result of a very long tradition of mining. South and Central America are also riddled with extensive underground tunnels and caverns that may have originally been the result of mining operations, and are associated with numerous ancient megalithic cities that still exist, but which the various cultures that have occupied them claim they did not build. Undoubtedly, these mines originate with an earlier time and people than those we are familiar with in these areas.
All through our recorded history, those who have held great wealth and power have always sought to possess gold and precious gems. Kings and queens were once noted for adorning themselves, their palaces, and much of what they owned in gems and precious metals. Has this fascination with these substances originally been for purely aesthetic reasons, or has there been a more logical reason for having such a desire to possess these precious materials? Could the desire for such vast quantities of gold and gems be for reasons other than to possess them simply for decorative ornamentation, or as monetary investments?
Precious metals and gems have certain properties that make them highly valuable for electronics applications. Of all the metals available, gold is the best conductor of electricity. In general, crystals such as quartz, diamonds, and rubies allow for the unrestricted flow of electrons due to the uniformity of their inner lattice structure of atoms. They also have the unusual property of producing a piezoelectric charge when they’re placed under pressure. Certain gems, such as sapphires, rubies, and emeralds, have properties that make them particularly useful for specific applications in science, such as lasers.
There have been tales of even more fascinating types of gems and stones, some that emit bright radiant light. Many such stones were being found in the mountains of Central Europe during the Middle Ages. They were often displayed in monasteries and cathedrals, shining brighter than a full moon, some being as bright as the sun. These were not just pieces of fluorite or barite, which have weak luminescent properties. These were something else entirely. Such a stone was reportedly dug out of the ground by a Mr. Steele in Connecticut in the late fifteenth century. It was referred to as the ‘carbuncle’, and was said to radiate a light brighter than the sun. The hillside it was found in was a mysterious place known to be sacred to the Native Americans of the area. Similar radiant stones have reportedly been seen in New Guinea, among the natives living around Mount Wilhemina. These white balls of stone were perched atop pedestals, lighting the jungle. In Australia, the aborigines speak of shining white balls of stone they call ‘booyas’. These were also kept on tall pedestals, lighting the villages. Another stone ball that emitted radiant light was reportedly witnessed in 1601 in Gran Moxo, Paraguay, by a man named Barco Centenera, a Spanish Conquistador. This huge stone was mounted on a twenty-four foot tall pillar, and illuminated a very large area. During his journeys in the South American jungles, the distinguished explorer Colonel Percy Fawcett heard tales of such stones that were also said to be mounted atop tall pillars. More recently, the famous artist Nicholas Roerich is said to have acquired such a stone from a Mongolian monastery in 1925. The artist claims that this stone has consciousness enhancing qualities. These rare stones, once found, tend to quickly disappear again into obscurity. They are either lost or secreted away by their possessors, their full power never publicly realized. As we will see in later chapters, such rare stones may have had enhanced characteristics when combined with the natural Earth energies found at certain locations, as seems to be attested by their prominent placement on pedestals where they radiated so brightly.
In considering the Anunnaki as described by Sitchin, these gods were recorded by the Sumerians as having come to our Earth prior to the dawn of human history with the purpose of mining Earth’s gold deposits, which they planned to release into the atmosphere of their home planet as fine particles in order to attempt to correct some sort of environmental problem they were having. There’s no reason to doubt this, but it may be worthwhile to consider that their desire for gold and gems was for something else entirely, of which they may have had reasons to keep secret from humans. In recognizing the usefulness of gems and precious metals for electronics applications, it becomes clear that these materials offer certain unique qualities that might have been used by these gods for advanced technological applications, including what are referred to as psychotronic devices, which effectively bridge mind with matter and allow one to amplify or otherwise manipulate psychic energy for a variety of purposes. The mysterious crystal skull that was found by Anna Mitchell-Hedges in 1924, that was discussed in an earlier part of this book, is purported to be such a device. Psychotronic devices will be discussed in more detail in later parts of this book.
The fact that ancient mining sites have been discovered that date back 100,000 years, long before humans were supposed to have begun working with metals, adds weight to the evidence that there have been civilizations that have existed in prehistoric times before us, and that these civilizations had a technological knowledge that has yet to be fully realized and understood in our own modern age.