One of my Facebook friends, Mr. Dave Walton in the U.K., found this story and posted it on my Facebook wall, and I thought is was so intriguing that I had to share it here:
What intrigues me is that this site was found near an ancient Peruvian pyramid, making yet another instance in which pyramidal structures in the Americas were associated with sacrifice, or alternatively, ritual death, of some sort, making yet another case that the ancient Americans thought, for whatever reason, that sacrifice and pyramids were connected. The article notes, however, that with but a couple of exceptions, most of the victims appear to have been male, and some of the recovered skeletons are headless, indicating decapitation, either as the means of death, or a post mortem operation, with several of the heads buried at another site.
Notably, the article suggests that archaeologists suspect the offering may have been made to a dead lord, a practice found in common with other ancient societies.
The usual explanation here is of course a religious one. And it is here that I suggest that the explanation may ultimately fall short, for as I observed in Grid of the Gods, the religious origins of sacrifice appear to be through some sort of misreading of what I have called the Ancient Topological Metaphor of the physical medium, and indeed, there is evidence from Vedic texts that Dr. de Hart and I discuss in Transhumanism, that this is the case.In short, the clue may lie in religion, but only in religion insofar as it is a religious distortion of a more fundamental cosmological principle.In short, I am suggesting that we have not dug - pardon the pun - deeply enough into the roots and motivations for one of the most perplexing and barbaric practices in human history.
Obviously, this is all speculation. But it is, I hope, a rational one. We may choose to look on such ancient graves with the cold dispassion of an archaeologist, without reminding ourselves that these were human beings, with lives, memories, families, histories, loves, laughs, and tears, and who, for reasons both profound and profoundly warped, were either involuntarily slaughtered or, worse, went to these grizzly deaths much as a jihadist goes to his or her own, hoping in the insurance of a suitable reward in the afterlife. The origin of this thinking is, again, I am convinced, in a distortion of cosmological views, and perhaps even a manipulated distortion, for as my co-author and I also observe in the Grid of the Gods, the Aztecs, who also practiced this barbarism, admitted that it was not original to their culture, that their founding god had prohibited any sort of bloody sacrifice - human or otherwise - and that it was introduced by evil sorcerers led by an unsavory character named Yaotl.