April 19th, 2014
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TEOTIHUACAN AND A CONTINUING MYSTERY

In 2010, a robotic explorer was sent to explore a recently discovered tunnel under the famous site of Teotihuacan outside of Mexico City. What the robot saw was a tunnel, with an arched roof, with stone-working technology and skill clearly in evidence. Archaeologists were hoping to find a tomb at the end of the tunnel, which would provide more clues as to the nature of the civilization that built the magnificent site, for when the Aztecs arrived in the Valley of Mexico ca 1300, they discovered the site already vacated. The mystery of the site has always been that, unlike the Mayan ruins much further south, no sculptures or images of any of the civilization’s kings were ever discovered at Teotihuacan.

Compounding the mystery is that Teotihuacan contains at least 1200 burial sites, including the tomb of a man discovered in 1998. The man had been bound and apparently sacrificed, with the tomb itself full of various precious and valuable objects. Additionally, while conventional archaeology originally thought the Toltecs to have built the site, it became evident that the word “Toltec” simply meant highly skilled craftsmen, which the builders of the site, whoever they may have been, were. The presence of human and animal sacrifice at the site is palpable, and Wikipedia states that among the preferred “methods” of this barbaric practice, were beheadings, removal of the heart, or simply being buried alive, presumably as dedications of new buildings.

This barbaric practice seems to have arisen because of the common belief that everything sprang into existence because of the gods’ having literally dismembered – sacrificed – themselves to bring everything into existence. Sacrifice was thus not only a debt to be repaid, as co-author Scott D. deHart and I noted in The Grid of the Gods, but also was a deep topological metaphor of the physical medium and its differentiations. As we noted there, the practice appears to have originated from India, which, oddly, subsequently more or less abandoned it, at least in ritual terms that would parallel Mesoamerican practice.

This fact, however, points to a possible origin of whoever built Teotihuacan, for as we also pointed out in Grid of the Gods, the most recent findings of genetics and archaeology – if one keeps an open mind rather than following the “Siberian-Alaskan Land Bridge” dogma – is that the Americas may have been settled long ago by pilgrims arriving across the Pacific, and ultimately from India. But of course, that’s archaeological heresy, which even to entertain, brands one with the usual ad hominems. But in my opinion, it nevertheless remains true, that the mystery of Teotihuacan cannot be solved simply by looking at Mesoamerican antecedents and descendents…it is part of a much wider, global mystery.

 

7 Responses to TEOTIHUACAN AND A CONTINUING MYSTERY

  1. DD says:

    The “land-bridge” only dogma is finally changing, even in the mainstream. See the current issue of American Archaeology where one article talks of visitors via the Pacific and another talks of the growing agreement on pre-clovis people.

  2. Rudolph says:

    The Tribes and the States is a book written by American child prodigy William James Sidis that outlines the history of the Native Americans, focusing mostly on the Northeastern tribes and continuing up to the mid-19th century. It was written around 1935 but was never published for lack of completion at the time of Sidis’ death. Sidis wrote the history under the pseudonym “John W. Shattuck.” Much of the history was taken from wampum belts; Sidis explained, “The weaving of wampum belts is a sort of writing by means of belts of colored beads, in which the various designs of beads denoted different ideas according to a definitely accepted system, which could be read by anyone acquainted with wampum language, irrespective of what the spoken language is. Records and treaties are kept in this manner, and individuals could write letters to one another in this way.”[1]

    Much of the subject matter of the book is centered around the influence of Native Americans on migrating Europeans and the effect of Native Americans on the formation of the United States. It describes the origination of the federations that were to be an important event to the Founding Fathers.

    Copy of the book online (free):

    http://www.sidis.net/TSContents.htm

  3. Speaking of Teotihuacan how about 75,000 year old Maize and speaking of Maize since it needs people to cultivate it my hunch it is a hybred crop and that more than one type of grass went into it’s creation. How about Eygptian kings bodies found with Cocane and Nicotine in them that and 5000 year old glider airplanes and let not forget the vitrified forts in Scotland that scientist can not account for lots of stuff they can’t explain.

  4. Hermes says:

    If you agree, this experience is fractal all the way, then perhaps we are pieces of them gods sacrificed to be here. Perhaps we’ve sacrificied our full consciousness for a single experience within this fractal universe. Knowing we were gods would kind of make the experience moot, but remembering would be the greatest thrill for a god no? Losing something that you can’t lose for an experience! Seen inception lately?

    Peace

  5. skyman says:

    There’s a video out The Mound builders by the Edgar Cayce foundation that I came across in my local library. It first show Cayce’s readings about 3 migrations from Asians, one about 48,000, second about 25,000 and last one about 12,000 years ago to the Pacific coast of North & south america. Then to the archeological evidence and finally confirmed by mitochondrail DNA, which proves he was correct. Also the land bridge would have been frozen over when mainstream says they came over. The “Clovis” points associated with these early people has never been found in the areas they migrated from but in Europe.The DNA tests also revealed a group that the closest match was from the Basques, Egypt & Gobi. It is suggested in the film that they came from Mu & Atlantis as Cayce reading mention migrations from those places also..