Posts Tagged ‘Egypt’

As Above, So Below?

May 12, 2016

The Orion Correlation was proposed by Robert Bauval in 1983.

This was the idea that the three great pyramids at Giza (in Egypt) were planned according to the positioning of the stars on Orion’s belt.

One thing lead to another and an entire corpus of ancient religion has now been infused with so many astronomical correlations. And mysteries. What were the ancients saying to us about the importance of this correlation? It must have been fairly important to spend so much time and effort into what should otherwise seem a very lengthy exercise in futility.

Many mainstream scientists and historians – naturally, of course – disagree with anything of the sort.

Most think the connection is far too superfluous to have any grounds in reality.

Enter the Mayan connection…

Many, many researchers have noted the striking parallels between the Mayan civilization and that of the Nile river. Pyramids, for a start, and it goes onward from there.

Yet until now there has been no constructions in Mayaland that resembled this correlation with the stars in heaven. (Well except for that god thing I have mentioned a few times.)

Now, this parlor game, usually dismissed as child’s play by many scholars has been given a new lift. Incidentally, as child’s play.

Yes, a ten-year-old lad from Canada was enthused about the Maya civilization and was busy mapping out all the centers of their civilization when he made a tantalizing connection:

The cities were arranged in patterns that resembled the constellations overhead!

Once he happened onto this nifty piece of serendipity, he sought to find more correlations.

Unfortunately, for his theory, there was a blank space where he was certain a Mayan center should have been. The historical researches had shown no city at that location.

So he got a hold of satellite photos and discovered that there is evidence of a city at that exact location!

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Perhaps some other intrepid non-mainstream researchers will lead us further in our quest for knowledge rather than simply dismissing such things out of hand.

And perhaps it will assist our understanding of the Egyptians, as well.

Beasts of Burden and Wheels in Mesoamerica

March 18, 2010

With all their advanced technologies – for their time – why did the Maya not use the wheel? They certainly knew about the wheel as some of their children’s toys were wheeled carts. So, why didn’t they use the things themselves?

Some historians have hypothesized that the terrain was too hilly or rocky for wheeled vehicles to be viable. That might be true for the highland Maya but those in the lowlands had no such problems.

Why did the Maya refrain from utilizing wheels and pack-animals? They did not have horses, goats, sheep, or cattle until the Spanish came, but why didn’t they use a method of conveyance other than their own backs? Possibly because they had never successfully domesticated the jaguar, or harnessed dogs. Nothing else was large enough to pull a wagon anyway, except men. At least the Inca had alpaca and llamas.

The Maya had no wagons.

No one has yet come up with an explanation of why they did this. I haven’t a clue either but I assume it must be something in their cosmology or worldview that, for the lack of a better word, “prohibited” such. Is there anything in their religion or such that gives a clue about this issue? The Hindus think cows are sacred and it leads to them shying away from beef. To the Jews, the pig is unclean, so they shy away from pork. Far from a dietary restriction, why did they choose to convey everything on their backs rather than on a wagon, with some sort of draft animal?

Surely there is some clue in their stories.

This also means, of course, that their temples, pyramids, and entire cities were built by transporting the stones by hand just the the Egyptian pyramids. And though they were not on the same scale as the eastern ones, there were a lot more of them. Did they employ slave labor for these or volunteers from the community? Again, we may never know.

It is also strange that this aversion to wheels extended as far north as the Plains Tribes of North America.

I would love to understand why they never looked beyond human brawn for transport.