Correlations In The Ancient Memories
Legends, Tall Tales, & Facts
From my long ago doctoral studies in political science I had developed a keen sense of the near impossibility of objectively understanding the real dynamics of just a small group of people, let alone an entire culture. Humans and their self-anointed experts and leaders have always argued interminably about who they are, how they came to be what they are, and hence what they should do next. All politics, all history, contains this interminable argument, shaping and defining all of their conflicts, leaving a long, endless trail of claims, counter-claims, and confusion. From their stories and descriptions, the elementary who did what to whom, when why and how, is often far from discernment. Just exactly what the cultural "facts" really are is often very difficult to establish.
If information fits their preconceived ideas and assumptions, god knows where it came from, humans will use new information as "facts", even if they have virtually no validation of the purported claims. Thus rumors, tavern tales, and political propaganda can and do often times become a part of what is said to be reality. If the information does not fit their preconceived "common sense" about who they are and who "the others" are, humans have a highly powerful ability to remain oblivious to new information, denying "facts" which are proffered by others, even assiduously well-proven facts. Thus humans can and often do chose to remain willfully ignorant of reality.
Unless the roof is actually caving in, humans have nearly an infinite ability to continue to deny what is inconveniently awkward to their sense of the order and way of the world. To remove the inconvenience of dealing with objects and experiences that are inconvenient to their sense of order, humans define and label what is "strange" or "different" as a weird "erratic". As a chaotic or random event or fact, the "erratic" does not have to be explained. Thusly, what is awkward can be made to be something which doesnt really "belong" to the "normal world" as "we" understand it. If involvement with what is erratic becomes embarrassing for some reason, the erratic becomes "untouchable", which is then simply ignored as something that doesnt legitimately exist. By these types of labels and responses, humans turn awkward facts into accidents, flukes, coincidences....random occurrences...mere illusionary curios...weird mythology...contrived evidence...pseudo-science...mere legends....the rantings of a crank...anything except a pattern which suggests that our sense of order and who we are may be fundamentally flawed.
And so it is that any study of human affairs and cultures suffers a terrible burden of having to overcome a plethora of conflicting claims about the erratics and untouchables and the rather immense blinders of subjectivity, personal egotism, and cultural jingoism in dealing with what is permitted to be seen as real. Knowing this, I supposed that the most difficult, the least objective, the weakest record of ancient catastrophe would be in the ancient memory. I guessed that the most interesting human facts about the ancients would be under contention, or were ignored, or were erroneously classified, or that the validity of certain facts and ideas would be denied for various reasons of snobbery.
Accordingly, I took up the hard sciences and become thoroughly convinced of the major physical points of Cayces story before tackling the nearly bottomless swamp of ancient human history. After reading the records in the rocks and seeing their correlations in the motions of the Earth and the cosmos, I became certain that an abundance of physical evidence supports the validity of Cayces last pole shift and his story of Atlantis. Eventually there was little doubt in my mind about Cayces clairvoyance and his ability to tune into the main issues of both the past and the future.
With that as fact, it hardly seemed worthwhile to continue searching further for evidence of Atlantis and other details of the past. But I reasoned that there also must be some sort of a record of a pole shift in the ancient memories of humanity. Cayce had claimed that Atlantis had left an enduring influence in many cultures. If such influences could persist for some 12 millennia, transmitted through the living memory from one generation to another, surely memories of the last pole shift must have persisted as well. It struck me that I might find a certain commonality in details about "the flood" and that these common elements could outline important characteristics about pole shift disasters. If such real elements of an ancient memory could be found, they would not only verify some of the detail in Cayces stories, they might also describe, even after all of this time, what a major pole shift is like.
I also reasoned that if some trace of such memories could not be found, there would be reasonable grounds to doubt both the details about the ancient past which Cayce had given us as well as the details in his prophecies about the future. The pole shift phenomenon might be real, as the geological correlations in the motions definitely reveals, but the rest of Cayces stories might contain some illusions. Should I not, then, make a determination on this point?
It was never the intent of my Quest to prove or disprove the thesis of Atlantis. There is plenty of poof and doubt out there already, anyone can take their pick to suit their cultural biases. But nonetheless I embarked on an extended journey to talk with the ancients. The basic lead offered by Cayce was very simple and reasonably clear. In a variety of readings, Cayce claimed that a culture on "Atlantis" had influenced the main cultures on other continents, including the progenitors of Bharatian (Hindu), Egyptian, Mayan, Peruvian, and Sumerian cultures. The influences included the origins of symbols and concepts about time and its measurement, the use of numbers and stars to correlate ideas and relationships, as well as flood stories and legends about the disasters which had befallen Atlantis as a result of the shifting of the poles. He specifically mentioned the flood story as found in Hebrew, Mayan, Chaldean, and Bharatian literature.
Cayces guidance on the journey did not fail me and taking it up was one of my best hunches. The ancient memories, as recorded on stone, on parchment, and in the oral traditions, provided the one thing which the Earth sciences can not provide. They provided confirmation of the sudden occurrence of the last pole shift, its basic nature, and even descriptions of its duration. Most amazingly, the memories also provided some confirmation of how long ago the last two pole shifts occurred. They paralleled quite neatly with the 10,500 BC date which is written in the records of the rocks.
As I began my journey into ancient myths and legends within which I hoped to find the ancient memories, I was forced continually to ask myself what was real and what was illusion. The question is easily encountered as soon as one begins to truly compare and integrate various descriptions and analyses of the ancient past by various scholars. None of them entirely agree and most of the blind men become ambiguous on the really crucial points of the elephant. By the standards of hard science, for instance, the field of egyptology is stuffed to the rafters with over-generalized Herodotus-style tavern tales, a bottomless swamp of parochial, euro-centric subjective projections masquerading as historical knowledge.
Thus, when I began to abstract out what appeared to be memories from the literature, the question of their reality was uppermost. Was I just seeing the fantasy life of a scholar or was I encountering a message from the very ancient past? Are the so-called facts and memories just more illusions, mirages created by the pattern recognition circuits in our brains? Was I seeing only what I wanted to see out of material which was composed by people who only saw what they wanted to see?
In dealing with all of archeology and ancient history, this is a severe problem. For the most part, no direct and obvious scientific "defining instance" can prove the reality of any particular "apparent correlation" on a case by case basis. Time has eroded too much. Hence, many questions seem unanswerable and the problem gets worse as one goes back further in time. By the time scientists get to what seems impossible to the historically naive, euro-centric mind, to ideas like the ante-deluvian connection of Atlantis, which is professionally "untouchable" in North America, most scientists prefer to leave all items related to the idea on the shelf as unsolved curios, as erratics, as something which somebody else probably will eventually show was just a mirage after all.
However, there is an elementary strategy which powerfully builds a case sufficiently compelling to resolve such issues. It is exactly the same strategy upon which continental drift, plate tectonics and geophysics rests. One simply relies on the weight of the parallels of the elements which are found between the cultures. The more parallels, the more probability of connection. The more parallels among the key ideas of religion, "foundation myths", and metaphysical symbolism, the more certain the connection. At some point, the parallels appear to be of such quantity and quality that the question about whether they are connected ceases to be relevant. At some point, the predominance of the evidence changes the question from if and whether to how and why.
I began to wrestle with the task of finding the parallels by ploughing into a vast literature from and about the ancient past. The literature is so vast, I could have spent the remainder of my life simply reading. Just backtracking all data and stories to their authentic source documents and the best translations would consume a very long time. But soon enough I realized I did not have to worry about most of it. The more I looked, the more the correlations compiled. The more I compiled, the easier the correlations dovetailed, in ways quite different than I initially supposed they might.
The more things correlated in ways I did not anticipate, the more emboldened I became since it was obvious I was finding more than my own illusions. The more things dovetailed, the more I realized that the available data is ripe and bursting at the seams with pointers to many changes in paradigms for geology, geophysics, mythology, linguistics, archeology, egyptology, and ancient (and not so ancient) history. Soon enough, I concluded the obvious and stopped taking notes. As many others have throughout this century, I soon enough realized that there is no difficulty whatsoever in demonstrating the compelling strength of any of Cayces fundamental ideas about the past, nor in finding valid elements of the ancient memories.
This is especially true about generic cultural influences from an ante-deluvian civilization named Atlantis. As I was paging through H.G. Wells "Outline of History", I casually found an interesting photo of a very old Iberian (Spain or Portugal) sculpture depicting a womans head and her unusual, elaborately coifed hairdo. It was thought to predate Hellenic and Phoenician influences, in other words it most likely expressed cultural norms more than 4000 years old. In my eyes the hairdo clearly is a dead-ringer for the basic style sported to this day in Mayan and Hopi villages, though no one seems to have noticed nor remarked upon the similarity. This is just one small example out of thousands which I could describe.
Perhaps most telling of all is the commonality of certain standards and methods related to telling time, using the stars, and building with stone. Given the extreme diversity which modern industrial cultures use to do anything, which made industrial compatibility rather messy between certain economies until rather late in the 20th century, why would it occur to ALL of the dominant cultural systems of the ancient past, among the Maya, the Egyptians, the Sumerians, the Chinese, and the Bharatians, to all use the same fundamental strategies and methods? There must be some connection there, anyone with half a brain is forced by the predominance of evidence to admit that they can smell it.
The more I paged through several hundred books, the more it seemed to me that thousands of pages of similar correlations could be described from countless piles of mythology, linguistics, archeology, and anthropology sources, enough to fill a large over-stuffed encyclopaedia. Dozens of research angles would support the launch tomorrow of a thousand Ph.D. thesis research projects. I am not exaggerating. All you have to do is look. All one has to do is open their eyes and stop listening to pre-conceived euro-centric conclusions, which have as their hoary origin (they really do) quite uncomplimentary ethnic/racist ideas about the primitive inferiority of previous times and peoples. Once you get past the mythologies of WECCHA (White Euro-Centric Christian-Hebrew Academics) and the narrow-minded academics who are trapped in its illusions, the simple reality is...the truth is out there and it has been fairly obvious for a considerable period of time.
Where to look for the ancient memories? Where else but in the ancient stories?
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