History, Humans Inventions and Spiritual Connections
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The thoughts behind this article
I’ve been searching for tipping points in
the brief period since the last ice age.
I’ve been searching for tipping points in
the brief period since the last ice age.
I feel the critical tipping point for the
vast change that we have experienced was the smelting of metals. Before
everything was provided by nature. A knife, a mere chipped flint, was
the outcome of hammering two stones together. Smelted metal was
something different - a human creation, something totally new. The end
result was very useful and valuable - something for humans to treasure
I feel the critical tipping point for the vast change that we have experienced was the smelting of metals. Before everything was provided by nature. A knife, a mere chipped flint, was the outcome of hammering two stones together. Smelted metal was something different - a human creation, something totally new. The end result was very useful and valuable - something for humans to treasure and possess.
I think it was the smelting of metals that brought the concept of private property into existence. And to protect private property warfare blossomed. As metals improved warfare has become more and more sophisticated. We remain captured in the loop of increasingly sophisticated warfare.
Added to the shear mechanics of metal smelting are the spiritual, Devic, aspects of the situation. Ore out of the ground is transformed by heat and human activity. All activates that attract devas to participate in the doings of transformation. This are new Devas carrying new ideas, new forms of consciousness into human minds. Private property, accumulation, wealth, wars are ideas that are exchanged between people and the Devas. The Devas involved are a new class of beings and they get their satisfaction (their release from Cosmic boredom) by manipulating us humans.
Because the tipping points between the 1,000,000 years of Stone Age culture and the 4,000 of the Metal culture we live in now is a theme of interest to me I have investigated, the Late Stone age in the Cognac region of France, the Hills of Tuscan in Italy, Lake Balaton in Hungary and the spiritual and cultural aspects of the Australian Aboriginal culture as it was in place 200 years ago.
My tool in this investigation has been ‘meditative reflection’. Using this technique I wrote a book “Message Stone, the quest into the spiritual aspects of Nazi Germany”. The book combined meditative reflection with the available historical information. I am using the same technique to compile this material.
When we understand how we have moved from Stone Age harmony to our current chaos we may find ways to recreate some of the positive aspects of the late Neolithic.
And what was that period like? To use a word attributed to Australia’s aboriginal culture – what was the ‘Dreaming’ like during the late Neolithic period? If we know this we may be able to find a way to renew the Dreaming.
I believe that many aspects of our current culture parallel the Neolithic. If we strengthen these we could create better prospects for the future. Examples of this are 1. Our fascination with modern astronomy. 2. Our realization that ecological networks extend across many species. 3. Our attempts to grasp the formative forces of creation and birth with string theory and DNA research.
Remember, we humans are products of a million years of Stone Age and a mere 4,000 years of Metal age. Our bodies and our brains haven’t changed significantly in the last 0.4% of human existence on planet earth. But our lifestyles have, we have become square pegs trying to fit into round holes; the result is the chaos and disharmony we experience.
This segment is presented in the form of short pieces that combine to make an increasing whole. A whole that is being added to and which you may wish to contribute.
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Since we have learnt to split the atom we have become the naïve and foolish custodians of awesome powers. Consider the cut from the article below - just one example from hundreds ... Fukushima is, of course, a well know example of our childish nativity. This is an earlier example.
On Nov. 6, 1971, the AEC and the Pentagon pulled the switch, detonating the Cannikin bomb.
… AEC chief Schlesinger dismissed environmental protesters and the Aleuts as doomsayers, taking his family with him to watch the test. “It’s fun for the kids and my wife is delighted to get away from the house for a while.”
With the Schlesingers looking on, the Cannikin bomb, a 300-foot-long device implanted in a mile-deep hole under Cannikin lake, exploded with the force of an earthquake registering 7.0 on the Richter Scale. The shock of the blast scooped a mile-wide, 60-foot-deep subsidence crater in the ground over the test site and triggered massive rockfalls.
The immediate ecological damage from the blast was staggering. Nearly 1,000 sea otters, a species once hunted to near extinction, were killed; their skulls crushed by the shockwaves of the explosion. Other marine mammals died when their eyes were blown out of their sockets or when their lungs ruptured. Thousands of birds also perished, their spines snapped and their legs pushed through their bodies… The disappearance of the creek was a sign of Cannikin’s horrific power. It was also an indication that the project had gone terribly wrong; the blast ruptured the crust of the earth, sucking the creek into a brand new aquifer, a radioactive one.
Romantic Northern Italy. The word ‘Roman…’ says it all. The past is alive and well in Florence, Sienna, Pisa - all locations where the Middle Ages display their marble exoskeleton to the modern visitor.
No, I’m not going to talk about romantic Florence or Sienna. I’m going to describe my experiences in Northern Tuscany, in the mountains and valleys that are isolated, hilly and forgotten. Not much of the middle ages is present and there is even less of Roman times. Isolated villages are connected by a continuous curve of narrow road cut into a daunting slope. All this does much to keep tourists away.
It has also lead to the exit of people. About 70% of the population is over 60. Grandparents remain but their children - and their children’s children are missing. The lack of children gives the eerie feeling that one is visiting a fantasy land like HG Wells’ story “Country of the blind”. There seems very little life force here, it is as if Spring has and will never come, there is lack of creativity. Exhaustion is the word, plants grow but reluctantly. Roses bloom but without excitement.
|People talk in loud voices - struggling to fill the space that surrounds them. Hillsides are grassed. In hay making season, small motorized scythes cut the slopes and grass is raked by family members. Nothing is easy, plots are tiny, everything slopes and the terraces are collapsing. In the harsh winters the hay will be used for the hutched rabbits, the occasional horse, and the few remaining sheep and goats. Where there isn’t grass there are trees. It’s a primitive landscape, houses are built in solid stone, many are crumbling. Few are modern.|
|It’s Sunday. In front of the hotel, a small cars, diesels noisily by, their fenders bent by encounters on blind curves. Conversations are toned down and the puttings of small tractors are missing. A dog yelps, a distant goat bell gives its hollow brass clang. High overhead a jetting fire dragon routes its way to some distant populated location. Later today at “Ave Maria”, in the wooded hill nearby 4 of the remaining children will take Jesus Christ into their bodies. It’s a first communion day.|
To me, the critical point about the Zeri hills and valleys are the Devas, the beings of interplanetary self-conscious intelligence that ring the hills and look across at me sitting here in Pontemoli. It seems that the whole of hilly Northern Tuscany acts as host to an interconnected web of Devic consciousness. Some locations seem to be focal points for individual webs; there seems to be layers of complexity. The whole area is a huge antenna of consciousness that adds an important note to our planet’s galactic signals.
From the human point of view (a fact I became aware of within hours of being in Zeri) is that we humans are being used as nodes (like chips in a computer) by the Devas of the surrounding hills. They are not only in us, we and them are one ... they let us drift on unaware while they use our nerves, our channels of consciousness. It’s not co-operative play (as is often be the case with Devic consciousness) it’s far closer to domination and control.
But inside this domination and control the Devas give us humans a feeling of security. From a Catholic religious viewpoint it is as if Christ, a Saint or the Virgin Mary cares for each of us. This feeling is celebrated with innumerable statues in churches and roadside shrines. Sometimes it is St Bernard or Jesus (who gave his life in pain to show his concern and love for us) or the Virgin Mary.
St Bernard is the local Patron Saint. I suspect that he had ‘conversations’ with the Devas and established the caring, loving, Christianized relationship that gives peace and security to the people who live within the webs cast down from the hills. His ever-present statues seem to smile in satisfaction with what he achieved.
There is very little dark, underworld feeling in the Zeri valley; the area feels sanitized. Yet there seems a lot of tensions between individuals and families ... I heard harrowing tales of how whole camps of Resistance Fighters were killed by the German Nazis soldiers because of the actions of informers. It is probable that there are many family feuds, running through many generations, circulating through the villages.
Maybe it is this that makes for faces that don’t reflect much internal joy. Yet faces are not as set and determined as in Germany with its deep underlying national Angst. It seems that the Tuscan women carry most of this load … even as the church attempts to make every woman a Virgin Mary, beloved by her son who saved the world with his suffering. A suffering she had to watch in agony as Jesus, her son, died on the cross.
The hilltop Devas are like bubbles on the seashore bobbing up and down in a harmony of crests and troughs, acting out a joint rhythm. I can transfer my consciousness into some of them ... resulting in a strong feeling of personal dissociation.
When the sun sets the Devas seem to shut down, they withdraw like snails to become onions hiding inside their layered skins. At night people seem freer, the web that smothers them withdraws. It becomes peaceful, at sunset busy chirping of birds ceases, sleep descends into the valleys.
Further, Later Devic insights
After two weeks, as my time in Zire was drawing to a close, I became increasingly aware of just how deeply the local Devas had penetrated my body and brain. They seem to have programmed me in so they could read my conscious processing.
Imagine how Devas feel. They are rooted to a spot for thousands of years. Some have gigantic intelligence, far beyond what we can imagine and live in an almost timeless reality. Some are slow thinkers, others fast, but all are deep, curious and bored. We humans can move around to change our perspectives, Devas, once anchored to their site, can only change their point of focus. And, strangely, they seem to be limited by some sort of line of sight interaction from the top of their hill. So humans they can use, or saints they can talk with, are precious to them.*
So, when a new person arrives the Devas check to see what they have to offer and what use they can be. (Sort of like staff assessing you when you walk into a restaurant). The Devas are weaving a group web for interstellar communications - which is their first priority - but after that they try to astringe their boredom.
When I read something the Devas were fascinated. I visualize as I read and they watched my minds working. I saw that the German Walt Disney comic books that I struggled through were a particular delight. It seems that they thought the doings of Mickey were abstractions from real worlds. When I read from my computer screen the Devas got much less, books were good but Comics were best.
When I read the Devas grabbed what ran in front of my mind’s eye and was matched to previous experiences to create what to them was a fascinating game of interconnections. For example when I read about the forgotten but significant Nazi Martin Bormann they referred the information that I was absorbing back to the experiences they observed between the Italian Freedom Fighters and the German army. It was as if they opened a file drawer marked 2nd World War and started to cross match information. All this was made all the more mysterious by what appears to be the very different way in which Devas sense ‘time’. Devas have a horizontal sense of ‘now’ while modern humans arrange time in a vertical way. Humans live day by day, Devas in packages of linked events.
*Deva types and ‘personalities’ vary tremendously. Visit our site and read some of the Descriptions. Most care little for humans and just go on doing their ‘thing’. The charm of Romantic Tuscany is the quality of interaction between humans of the local Devas. In the Tuscan plains, in Florence and Sienna the interaction gave a cultural avalanche. While in the forgotten hills a different interaction takes place. There the Deva/human dynamic remains from Neolithic and Celtic times (this is discussed below). See also http://www.kheper.net/ecognosis/Meeting_a_Deva.html
Neolithic and Celtic times in the Tuscan Hills
Speaking to a local Historian through an interpreter was difficult. I was seeking information on what was around the hills 4,000 or 8,000 years ago. But, as he kept explaining History is about what is has been written. Yet he gave the name of the god that Romans placed on the hill above the village as “Alberex”. There used to be fire temple up there. I have found no reference to such a god. It could have been Jupiter.
Archeology is difficult in the Hills. The soil is acid so metal remains disappear. The trees have huge annual leaf falls, earthquakes and heavy rains cause land slips. Recently a mediaeval church was discovered under 30 meters of soil. Groups of round rocks are found when roads are built. I’ve seen in France and Australia that such river stone on hillsides indicate Neolithic camp sites and flint making locations. The rocks can now be seen embedded in cement on footpaths in the between houses in villages.
A glance at a map shows that the easiest way into the hills was along paths some of which have become modern roads. I don’t think the area was ever host to many people but some, yes certainly. The springs and little creeks would have made good fish ‘farming’ locations.* The local historian even showed me a location that is called ‘the ponds’ in a cleft that ran down the side of a hill - landslip had eliminated any sign of ponds.
Evidence from the late (or is it recent?) Australian Aboriginal Neolithic culture of a mere 200 years ago describes the extensive and complex fish management techniques. In fact archeological evidence has shown that in wet climatic periods Aborigines relied on fish not meat for their protein needs. Very little evidence remains of fish ponds or weirs can now be seen.
As climate changes impacted the area populations must have come and gone. Which populations. Let’s ignore the German Nazis, the Italian Resistance fighters, the Romans, and Etruscans. Let’s go back to Neanderthal man, the Celts and out of Africa man. This, I suggests covers the 10,000 BP time period that is the core this essays deliberation.
To make a simple statement that is the best that I can make from the evidence currently available to which I add a bit of my own personal guesses. Firstly I think that the human species as we know it today. Was set from some common ancestor about 2 million years ago.* From that groups wondered off here and there to become semi isolated. I use the word ‘semi’ because I know from Australian Aborigine culture that genetic diversity was huge underlying problem that led to complex marriage rule linked to sexually open Corroborees that contrived to make the most of available diversity. The clearest ‘tale’ about this is about the two Tasmanian women who explicitly offered themselves to some British seafarer just before 1800.
About 400,000 years ago there developed a separation. One group of proto humans became stuck in Europe and Eurasia these became the Neanderthals. Then there were other sub groups about which archeologists are finding out more about now. “Flores Man” is an acknowledged, cleat cut example of this hypothesis.
Archeology tells us that the Neanderthals were shorter, stronger and better adapted to cold. Stan Gooch* wrote his guesses about their culture. One guess that I agree with (and has been ignored) is that the Neanderthals were nocturnal, which explains their huge eye sockets. Another guess that he made was that ‘modern out of Africa humans’ and Neanderthals interbreed. This was ridiculed until a few years ago when DNA research showed that we all have a share of Neanderthal genes in our bodies. Indeed we are physical hybrids and I believe (like Gooch) that we are cultural hybrids as well. I go further and suggest that the huge cultural jump towards settled agriculture that happened 5,000 BP was a result of this hybridization occurring in Eurasia during a period stable climate and minimum epidemic disease.
Did Neanderthals live in the Tuscan Hills? I believe so, the last ice age – that ended about 10,000 years ago would have favored the Neanderthals; the edge of the ice sheet ended nearby and the hills and valleys would have made an adequate and safe location – ‘out of Africa man’ would have found his style of ‘running hunting’ difficult in the hills.
There were bears until modern times in the hills. I guess dogs and rifles, too.
* To explore Stan Gooch’s ideas wikipedia is a good place to start. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stan_Gooch
*The controversy about the Georgian skill finds can be followed from links to this BBC science video listing. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24587378
In old Germanic tribes, the ritual for the winter solstice was prepared by the women contacting the mother of a bear in September. They tame the bear by putting the young bear cubs on the breast with their own children. So they asked the bear to be the sacrificial animal.
The bear was to be a volunteer for the winter sun turning ritual.
The people of the tribe killed the bear, drank the blood and ate the meat. They needed it to strengthen their vitality as much iron is contained in flesh and blood. Then they put the skull on the top of a green FIR and the rest of the blood flowed over the leafy twigs. They celebrated the Union of life force (red blood) and hope (green tree).
UUntil today, the green tree (Christmas tree) and Red candles or red ornaments as tradition is adopted. But people don't realize that it comes from that old time. (Source, personal communication MS Mirian Sieber, Friedebach via Sayda Germany)
On the left is a Neanderthal skull on the right is a modern skull. The different size of the eye sockets is obvious. The modern skull has a higher frontal area. Unseen in the images is the greater hind brain area of the Neanderthal skull - this is the area where optic nerve information is processed. Note also the larger nose hole. Behind the nose is the Ehtmond bone, a strange soft boney plate with curls that may well be the ‘third eye’. Perhaps it is an information gathering and broadcasting structure. It seems to have been larger in Neanderthals. The photo here (from the web) does not show the loops and curls that are in the living soft bone tissue - they were lost in the extraction and preservation processes.
Neanderthal, indeed yes, at times. It’s complex, there are many things involved that we can’t get our head around … massive climate changes, ritual migrations, decimating plagues and who knows what else. As ice ages came and went people - including the Neanderthals - moved to survive. The hills of Tuscany, with its hidden valleys would have made safe havens for small tribal groups. The Neanderthals where cold weather survivors, the thinner faster ‘Out of Africa’ people who came into Europe 40,000 years ago were plains people, the hills and valleys would not have been to their liking. I suspect (‘feel’ may be a better word) that a small group of Neanderthals could have tucked themselves away in the forested hills of ire until very recent times.
Australian Aboriginals coped with the eucalypt forest by burning it, creating the patches of savanna which made hunting easier. The Zire forest with its dense greenness is impossible to burn.
In Australia people moved around - the term ‘walkabout’ is used - to keep the landscape alive by attending to the Devas that demanded human attention and dragged people to them. The people were needed to weave the warp and weft - just as is happening in Zire now-a-days. There are now more people in Zire than at any point in prehistoric times but now they are unaware of their spiritual connection to the landscape.
Neanderthals must have lived, played and prayed in Zire for half a million years. The number of large hammer stones that I’ve seen embedded in footways (and more are found when roads are widened on what must have been ancient pathways) indicates that people have lived and hunted in the landscape. The Mountain ranges make the Zire area hard to access, and so the modern ‘Out of Africa’ people would have come late. (This is unlike the Cognac valley which was adjacent to the pathways that lead from the Mediterranean to England … more about this area later)
The mushroom cult. People in the valley go nuts about them for a month at harvesting time month. There is even a shop devoted just to mushrooms. The Stile indicate them too; here are photos of a male and a female. The male holds an early Celtic dagger. In the Pontremoliimuseum http://museum http://www.statuestele.org/DATA/bacheca/file/depliant%20statue%20stele%20inglese.pdf there are a collection of Stile, some genuine, some copies. From some I felt a radiating ‘consciousness’. In an attempt to connect to the stile (they can be considered like Catholic sacred relics) I focused on the male statue in the photo and let myself slide into a meditation. I was drawn into a communicative dance. /DATA/bacheca/file/depliant%20statue%20stele%20inglese.pdf there are a collection of Stile, some genuine, some copies. From some I felt a radiating ‘consciousness’. In an attempt to connect to the stile (they can be considered like Catholic sacred relics) I focused on the male statue in the photo and let myself slide into a meditation. I was drawn into a communicative dance.
|The male statue asked me to dance to the right, clockwise. I became aware of the metal in the dagger, a precious object, I danced into connectedness with the local hill devas creating an amalgam of the sites. Then after a timeless space (perhaps 3-4 minutes) there was a beam, laser like, left the top of my head to connect to the stellar cosmos. It was as if I had sent a message into space. Maybe, someone, somewhere on some exo-planet, ‘something’ or somebody experinced my dance.|
|The female suggested that I dance left, which I did and felt myself sink into the soil and became surrounded in tree roots. There was what I’ve come to accept as the common European Diana spring energy - the joy of spring with its flowers and mating energies. It was more sexual than my previous experiences.|
|For lunch at a nearby restaurant I had mushrooms and pasta. A mistake. My heart beat rate shot up and I felt myself floating above my body. At the time I put this down to an odd mushroom in the batch but all the lunch time mushrooms were shop bought. On reflection I think it was because my dance at the museum created an invitation for invasion by a mushroom deva. This persisted for hours and worried me because I faced an hour on the narrow continuously curved roads to get home. Some glasses of fresh orange later I was grounded enough to drive.||Thinking about my experience I came to the conclusion that Neolithic people had visited the Deva sites and kept the sites ‘satisfied’ with their presence and ritual. Some Australian Aboriginal, even today, feel a need to connect to the sites for which they have a family/religious obligation to visit. I think the Stile where created and placed at sites by the Celts as substitutes for frequent visits. Marko Pogačnik has written about similar stile and considers them as an important way of balancing the landscape.*|
Marko’s best book is his first “Nature Spirits and Elemental Beings - Working with the Intelligence in Nature” (Findhorn Press, Scotland, 1996). He has a large web site http://www.markopogacnik.com/ in which he describes his ‘earth healing’ work with stile.
Singapore - a Separate Reality
Different locations have different energies that cause people to think differently. Obvious.
Yet, we are so used to this common occurrence we don’t even notice when it happens. A church, a movie theater, a supermarket are all different. There are bright houses and dismal ones. A city street is not a park.
|To carry the comparison further. In a park you
will find insects, animals, birds, even fish. In a cityscape you will
find cars, walls, lampposts, people. We are so accustomed to the
differences that we just take them in our stride …we block out the
feelings and reactions that we experience during the day – the traffic
jam, the heavy door, the crowded lift. These we ignore as we struggle to
maintain our internal equanimity.
We truncate ourselves from our environment.
|Indeed the environment affects us in ways we may find hard to believe. The footnote below discusses research that shows that after we have been exposed to thoughts of money we behave differently (coldly and distantly) to the people around us.* And I have noticed in Singapore the Kwan Yin temples – where the Goddess of infinite compassion is ready to adjust personal and family problems have given way to Altars where TorTeeKong is asked for money - money naively being seen as the solution to all problems.|
|The modern city dweller automatically ignores the physically accessible
unseen. The WiFi connections, the countless i-phones sending and receiving
signals, electromagnet pollution, the effects of steel framing inside buildings,
the petrochemicals in the air. The list for the Singapore city dweller is long.
But it “costs” to repress the effects and feelings that are generated by modern
urban life - how else can a Singaporean cope with the underground MRT railway
These costs are incurred by 99% of Singaporeans. It contributes to the “I want to get off the ship” anxiety that many experience.
| Anxiety, that’s the word. It pushes parents to push their kids to excel in
school. Get a good mark and you will get a good job. I was told (in a reassuring
tone) that a PhD graduate can usually find work within 6 months of graduation.
And other graduates? How will it be when todays 14 year old graduates with a
Singapore PhD in 2023? And yet, for some reason there are 300,000 ‘white
expatriates’ working in the Singapore business sector. Is there some failing in
the Singapore educational reality? Singaporeans don’t seem to think so.
Singapore like most of the world, is caught in the Capitalist model of continual exponential growth; based on the assumption that expansion and growth can, and will, keep going. Indeed, in Singapore growth appears to work - buildings get taller, population numbers increase, overseas capital buys more and more of Singapore’s vertical real estate. The bubble, one is lead to believe, is made of impervious material. Hopefully it is.
This isn’t just Singapore’s problem. It’s the world’s problem. Linked to it is the American war machines appetite for more and more self-feeding activity. And not far behind this immediate problem lurks the imminent danger of the stewing caldrons Japanese nuclear horrors.
Up above I have struggled to demonstrate that seemingly invisible effects of our material world affect us.
I now want to show how Devas, consciousness that exists in dimensions just outside our three dimensional landscape affects us.
Devas, in principle, and in Singapore
Below is a simple one paragraph explanation. (For further, fuller explanations, link to ….&…)
Here is a premises that simplifies the explanation … all energy sources attract unattached consciousness which quickly occupies and proceeds to use the radiating energy.
The explanation then runs as follows … Like a moth drawn to flame ‘Devic’ consciousness is drawn to unoccupied energy radiations. If there a harmony between a Devas energy needs and a site the Deva attach to the site, settle down and participate in activities that relate to the site. The simple proviso is that the nature of the radiating energy determines the nature of the attaching Deva. A rock crystal and its tiny Deva is different a mountain Deva. And a tree Deva is different to one associated with a bend in a river. As you can imagine the diversity is immense.
I’ve just written about Singapore, its energies and how these affect people.
Let’s consider some specific locations and their associated energies.
First a typical hilltop Deva ‘landscape angel’ type Deva that ‘lives’ in the energy stream that radiates off the top of Braddell Hill – the little hill on which sits the apartment block in which I’m writing. Like many similar Devas it arrived unknown countless thousands of years ago, anchored itself to the hill and became involved with the doings of the trees, snakes, monkeys and the occasional tiger and human. Now the hill hosts seven 25 story apartment blocks and the Deva has withdrawn. I sense it is still around but up high, a ball with only tenuous links to the few trees and water drains below. And strangely. It does seem to maintain some links to the Chinese graves that once dotted the hillside. I attribute this to the Feng Shui masters who placed the graves here in Singapore’s earlier days and created some direct connection.
I sense the Braddell hill Deva as a slightly comforting presence in my body. It seems to have some interest in the estate’s swimming pool, making it feel like a nice safe place. I suspect that I’m one of the few people on the 10,000 people estate who can sense the landscape angel’s comforting feeling.
There are other types of Devas here.
1. Building Devas
These are strong beings that I’ve never sensed or experienced before.
It took me a week after my arrival to piece together the bits I sensed. The below is an inadequate description.
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